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BC-DX 1412                                                   15 Jan 2020
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ALASKA/MADAGASCAR   [Russia outlet]

In November 2019, Konstantin Chernushenko, the head of the Russian
department of KNLS / MWV (World Christian Broadcasting),
traveled to Moscow. He met with some listeners from Central Russia
and easily responded to a request for a short interview for my blog.

- Konstantin, I will start with the general question of short-wave
broadcasting. What is happening to him now?

- If you compare it with the 90s, then the interest and the amount of
broadcasting in short waves has changed downward. Perhaps in the 90s there
was the greatest peak, the rise, especially in broadcasting to the Soviet
Union.

But with the development of the Internet, it all fades a little.
Gradually, gradually, but fades. We judge this even by the number of
letters we receive from listeners. That is, then in the 90s and now.

- How many messages are received today in paper and electronic form?

- Basically, 90 - 95% of letters are now in electronic form. Now only a
few dozen letters arrive per month. But in the 90s there was a shortage of
Christian literature, and since we have a Christian radio station, of
course, we sent out such literature and materials. In connection with
this, a lot of requests were received. Because there was a shortage here
(in Russia), the market was not saturated with Christian literature, and
then people mostly wrote to get this Christian literature.

Now the majority writes, for example, with gratitude that there is a
broadcast either with a request for a QSL card or with a little criticism
so that they would like to see in our programs. In Russia, now everything
is full of Christian literature. Maybe someone is interested in the free
Bible, but I think most already have it.

We still have an office in St. Petersburg, but it was slightly modified.
Now there are also correspondence Christian courses. That is, any person
can write and they will send him a program how to study the Bible. This
also contributes to the fact that the flow of letters does not stop.

Our radio station is expanding now. We built a station in Madagascar and
started broadcasting about two years ago. They added to the station in
Alaska, where there was broadcasting in English, Russian and Chinese, the
Arabic broadcasting department, Portuguese, which broadcasts to South
America.

We have Spanish and broadcast to Europe and there are a couple of
transmitters that we rent, from the Caribbean broadcast to South America.
The leadership plans to add a Korean department and maybe French.

It will be analog broadcasting from Madagascar in short waves, but in the
long term. The idea is that remote regions are still poorly covered by the
Internet. For example, we broadcast in Brazil, but there are a lot of
small towns where a good stream of letters is coming from.

But gradually broadcasting from short waves will go to the Internet.

- Can you name the dates?

- Gradually. Here we are gradually moving the Russian department to
Internet broadcasting. Although we have technical problems with this.
Because of the equipment of a specific format that we have, and tailored
to our station. The recording system and the system for sending finished
programs to the station is original. It takes a long time to translate
this to MP3 and post it on a website. We have financing, but it is a
little late, and we look forward to our old equipment. To transfer to a
new one, a sufficiently large amount is needed.

- Why is Internet broadcasting more promising?

Because the cost of broadcasting in short waves is very high. In
Madagascar, we have diesel generators for broadcasting. You can't count on
local electric networks. Constant power outages. We had to buy diesel
generators, and diesel is very expensive and therefore maintaining
broadcasting costs a lot of money. In Alaska, a little cheaper, because
there is a connection to the public grid.

- In fact, your station surprised the audience when it added broadcasting
in Russian from Madagascar, and then added another hour of broadcasting.

- We have a website. We recently updated it. I tried to post as much
information as possible about the history of the creation of both KNLS and
MWV. In the future we will try to broadcast simultaneously on the website
with short waves.

- Regarding the audience ... Do you see that the audience is changing?
Are new people writing? Or is there only a pool of regular listeners and
that's it?

- Most of our listeners are from 40+, but young people also write. This
ratio is 90% to 10%. This is noticeable in other language sections. Let's
say Chinese broadcasting or the Japanese. Here the latter write and there
are a lot of them, it's 60+. In Japan, listening to shortwave broadcasts
is very developed.

At the beginning of this year, by the way, I went to Japan and found an
amateur broadcasting league there. It turned out that five people work
there full time and they have many programs to attract new club members
and they even carry out a joint project with the Japan Space Agency. They
launched a satellite with them and broadcasted from it. They told me why
the Japanese are generally interested in short waves. The very idea of
Japan to have some interesting hobby and support it. It is believed that
someone from the older generation passes to the younger.

Why is Internet broadcasting more promising?
Because the cost of broadcasting in short waves is very high. In
Madagascar, we have diesel generators for broadcasting. You can't count on
local electric networks. Constant power outages. We had to buy diesel
generators, and diesel is very expensive and therefore maintaining
broadcasting costs a lot of money. In Alaska, a little cheaper, because
there is a connection to the public grid.

- Tell us about the Russian edition.

- When I started working in the 99th year, we had five people. Now there
are two full-time people left and one technician who records and sends the
main equipment to the entire station, which it exports to Alaska or
Madagascar. We record programs in America.

By the way, until 2008, funding went well, but the crisis has undermined
many radio stations in the United States.

- Probably, politics is also having an effect now. Say the differences
between Russia and America?

Not. Now in America, you probably know, the media are being taken over by
liberal movements, and America as a whole is becoming more liberal. And we
have a Christian radio station and it is supported by conservative people.
Conservatives are becoming less and less, and the support of our station
is decreasing. This process is very fast, especially in such western
states as California, Arizona, Washington. This affects Christian radio
stations, which are funded by raising funds from churches and private
Christian donors.

But overall, the number of Christians in America is decreasing, and the
Americans themselves say that churches have become like interest clubs.
That is, if a hundred years ago they very strictly followed the canon, now
everything is quite liberal. Therefore, the political differences between
the United States and Russia play a much smaller role or do not play at
all compared with the differences within the States themselves. The
liberal mood has a very strong influence on Christian shortwave
broadcasting.

- Now more and more stations are switching to electronic verification
cards in order to save money. Have you thought about this?

- There are enough funds for paper cards. But some listeners ask to send
them a card in electronic form. And some listeners simply do not get it.
I send one, two ... and then I have to send it electronically.
As far as I understand, many listeners, and especially DX, are pleased
to receive a paper card, and we are trying to update them.

There was an idea to send QSL directly from Madagascar, but I have not
been able to get there yet, because the tickets are very expensive. We
also want to update souvenirs - pennants, mugs, badges, stationery.

- What response would you like to receive from the audience?

For us as a whole, it means a lot if you send simple reports.a?
They indicate the quality of reception, we can judge where the broadcast
is going. Most of the reports, by the way, are sent from Russia, many from
Finland, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, India, and
Kazakhstan. You can, for example, establish a tradition and meet once in a
couple of years in Moscow for all DX-stations.
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1063 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

BHUTAN   6035  BBS Thimpu, *0107 UT on Jan 6. Suddenly on during the news;
brief indigenous BBS signature theme music at 0111, 0112, 0115 UT;
non-stop chanting/singing with music, 0115-0123 UT; heard at my local
sunset (0105 UT).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 6)

CHINA   {MACAU}   CNR is planning to land Macau.

According to December 19 edition of Chinese radio information site
<https://cahcn.github.io/posts/2019-12-19-CNR7.html>

China National Radio (CNR) is planning to set up the transmitter site for
"Voice of Greater Bay Area" in Macau.

In December 2019, the equipment needed was tendered and procured.
No admission was given from Macau Government at the time.

1 kW FM transmitter was temporarily set at Mt. Chuandi transmitter site
of CNR Zhuhai Radio and TV station in Zhuhai city (in Chinese mainland)
on the opposite bank of Macau.
The planning frequency has not been announced yet.

In the end of December 2019, CNR's "Voice of Greater Bay Area" is transmit
from the following sites in Pearl River Delta region.

Foshan FM93.2MHz
Guangzhou FM98.0MHz
Zhongshan FM101.2 MHz (Mt. Wugui transmitter site)
Zhuhai AM1215kHz

"Greater Bay Area" is the name of large megalopolis on the coast of
Guangdong province, consisting 9 cities in Pearl River Delta region of
Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau, advocated by Chinese government
in 2016.
(Takahito Akabayashi-Tokyo-JAP, wor Jan 12)

CUBA   5025even  Radio Rebelde Bauta outlet in Spanish noted on Jan 11
at 07.30 UT in remote SDR in NJ US eastern state, 20.5 kHz wideband,
nice music program of Latin AM touch, S=9+30dB strength.

6145even  RHC Bauta English sce 07-08 UT, the only single bc channel
in 49 mb from RadioCuba outlets. At 07.40 UT on Jan 11, S=9+30dB strength
20 kHz wideband nice audio quality. {Aoki Nagoya database and their
Perseus Userlist show still the former RHC Bauta 6165 kHz fq entry, wb.}

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

CZECH REPUBLIC   QSL Radio Prague 2020.

"... Mit dem neuen Jahr beginnt auch das Sammeln von frischen QSL-Karten.
Radio Prag International gibt fuer 2020 insgesamt acht neue Motive
heraus. Das Thema der diesjaehrigen Serie ist eng mit dem Radiobetrieb
verbunden und wird allen Fans des klassischen Hoerfunks sicher gut
gefallen.

Sie werden fuer Ihre Empfangstaetigung naemlich Karten bekommen,
auf denen tschechische Sendemasten zu sehen sind.

Auf den Bildern finden sich unter anderem die Anlagen in
Moravske Budejovice / Maehrisch Budwitz und Liblice sowie diejenigen auf
den Bergen Javorice / Jaborschuetzberg und Jested / Jeschken.
All diese Masten nutzt der Tschechische Rundfunk nach wie vor fuer seine
Programme.

<https://www.radio.cz/mp3/DE/20/01/DE200107-1525-dl.mp3>

<https://www.rozhlas.cz/znovu89/radioretro/>

<http://icecast7.play.cz/croretro128.mp3>

API zur Hoereranzahl:
<https://mrtg.play.cz/img/api_listeners-day.png>

Uebersichtliches Portal:
<https://portal.rozhlas.cz/stanice>

<https://www.radio.cz/de/rubrik/forum/qsl-karten-2020-sendemasten-in-
tschechien>

Hoererforum:
<https://www.radio.cz/mp3/podcast/de/forum/qsl-karten-2020-sendemasten-in-
tschechien.mp3>

<https://www.radio.cz/feeds/rss/de/weitere-sendungen.xml>

<https://img.radio.cz/pictures/r/architektura/jested1.jpg>

<https://img.radio.cz/pictures/r/architektura/jested2.jpg>

<https://img.radio.cz/pictures/r/architektura/jested3.jpg>

<https://img.radio.cz/pictures/r/architektura/jested4.jpg>

<https://img.radio.cz/pictures/r/architektura/jested5.jpg>

<https://img.radio.cz/pictures/r/architektura/jested6.jpg>
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX newsgroup Jan 7)

Czech Republic: QSL series 2020 year.

"Radio Prag International will release a total of eight new motifs for
2020. The theme of this year's series is closely linked to radio
operations and will surely please all fans of classic radio. You will
receive cards showing Czech masts for your reception report. The pictures
include the facilities in Moravske Budejovice / Moravian Budwitz and
Liblice as well as those on the mountains Javorice / Jaborschuetzberg and
Jested / Jeschken. Czech broadcasting still uses all these masts for its
programs."

google_translation of

<https://www.radio.cz/de/rubrik/forum/qsl-karten-2020-sendemasten-in-
tschechien>

"All fans of classic radio" will surely want to report on classic short
wave reception for their QSL cards, won't they?
(R Prague via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor Jan 7)

EGYPT   Unscheduled transmission of Radio Cairo in 31 mb 9740 kHz, Jan 14

1000-1046  9740 ABS 100 kW 166 deg to CeEaAF General or HQ Sce & off air!
0400-0600  9740 ABS 100 kW 166 deg to CeEaAF Swahili as scheduled in B-19
From the beginning of B-19 season from Oct 27 no signal of Radio Cairo!!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

GERMANY/USA    "Weltrekord im Empfangen einer Amateurfunk-Nachricht unter
(!) 9 kHz" (BR / ARD TV).

Mit einer Entfernung von 7257 Kilometern, von North Carolina US state,
bis nach Amberg (Oberpfalz) Bavaria Germany, haben drei Amateur-Funker
2018 einen unfassbaren Weltrekord aufgestellt:

Das Empfangen einer Amateurfunk-Nachricht unter 9 kHz (!).

Der Beitrag "Weltrekord im Empfangen einer Amateurfunk-Nachricht unter
9 kHz" (BR Fernsehen 17. Februar 2020, 5 Minuten)
ist bis 8. Januar 2021 in den ARD- und BR-Mediatheken zu finden.

<https://www.ardmediathek.de/ard/player/Y3JpZDovL2JyLmRlL3ZpZGVvLzJlYWUzYW
MxLWVhZDAtNDI2Ni05YjY2LWQ1NWQ1MDE3ODk5Ng/>

<https://www.br.de/mediathek/video/heimat-der-rekorde-weltrekord-im-
empfangen-einer-amateurfunk-nachricht-unter-9khz-
av:5e17b21df59d22001af2cab7>
(Dr. Joern Krieger / Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D,
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

GERMANY    Deutsche Welle interna.

<https://amp.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article205018832/Deutsche-Welle-
Britische-Zeitung-berichtet-ueber-Mobbing-und-Rassismus.html>

(via Paul Reinersch-D, A-DX newsgroup Jan 15)

Comment vor 16 Stunden
DW Bonn / Berlin kann man locker abschaffen und keiner wird's wohl merken.
Die Qualitaet ist grottenschlecht.

<https://amp.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article205018832/Deutsche-Welle-
Britische-Zeitung-berichtet-ueber-Mobbing-und-Rassismus.html#Comments>

Einst DWL Hoerer in 1958 - 2010 mit Herzblut weltweit ...
dem Kommentar stimme ich voll zu. (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

GERMANY history   {BRD / GDR}   Cease of Europe1 Felsberg odd 183 kHz.

3 / 9 kHz Raster on longwave.

Richtig Martin, {wb to Martin Elbe}

in ITU Geneve Norm Standards fuer Bcasting Kanaele gab es nie ein 3 kHz
Kanalraster, das waren immer 9 kHz Frequenzabstand, zuerst im Bereich von
155 bis 281 kHz, dann ab den 1985 -  1988 Jahren in drei Schritten
2 kHz tiefer auf 153 bis 279 kHz veraendert,
d.h. die Teilbarkeit durch 9 (Neun) wurde damit erreicht.

In Ulbricht's und Honecker's Zeiten galt die gleiche Physik zwischen
der DDR und BRD, und die Fachleute des GDR Postministeriums in Adlershof
und des Posttechnischen Zentralamts in Darmstadt haben auch in Zeiten des
kaeltesten des Kalten Kriegs (aehnlich der politischen Bahr-Gespraeche
mit der GDR) immer fachliche Loesungen gefunden und die technischen
Parameter und Ausblendungskeulen vereinbart und auch in Zeiten von
60 x  anti-RIAS/VoA Stoersendern all-ueberall in den GDR Kreisstaedten
penibel eingehalten.

Auch mit kuriosesten Massnahmen konnte man das Gieren
'nach internationaler Anerkennung der DDR' nach der Helsinki Konferenz
bereichern.

Die Muenchner 'Funkschau' Zeitschrift hat zu diesen Jahrzehnten immer
technisch detalliert ueber solche und aehnliche technische Vereinbarungen
berichtet.

Diese von beiden Seiten vereinbarten spezielle BRD-GDR 3 kHz Langwelle
Offset-Frequenzen von der Kanalmitte aus, wurden dann der ITU nach Geneve
gemeldet.

Die LW 180 kHz war eigentlich 7-fach requestet, wenn auch nicht
gleichermassen belegt; von Island bis Alma Ata, von Narvik bis
Caltanisetta Sizilien.

In Zeiten der terminlich differierenden Frequenzumstellung gab es sogar
die Nutzung verschiedener Mittenfrequenzen-Varianten i.e.n
177/179, 180, 182 kHz {letztere durch Ankara Tuerkei}, 183/185 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

GERMANY   Europe 1 gone from long wave.
Europe 1 on 183 kHz is gone. We lose another one. It had been on reduced
power for a few years since losing one of their directional antenna masts.
At one time, they ran 2,000 kW directional towards France.

I remember how distorted and out of phase they sounded in Germany during
visits there. The tight null was very evident. They had a huge signal
when I lived in Ireland, and I heard them a few times here on the east
coast of N.A. They always operated on a "split frequency" to avoid
interfering with then East Germany also on a "split" frequency and the
ITU designated frequency of 180 kHz, used by Sweden and Turkey at one
point. Even before the long wave re-alignment that sent the assigned
long wave frequencies 2 KHz lower (i.e. BBC Radio 4 from 200 kHz
to 198 kHz), Europe 1 was always on a "split."
(Brock Whaley, Aiken, SC; wor Jan 12)

<https://www.lalettre.pro/Europe-1-coupe-son-emetteur-Grandes-
Ondes_a21453.html>

BACKGROUND [items below must be from:
<https://mediumwave.info/news.html>  gh]

GERMANY  {to FRANCE}  183 kHz LW ceased at 2229 UT and transmitter was
noted off by 2300 UTC. James Robinson (1 Jan 2020)

GERMANY / FRANCE Europe 1 is closing down it's LW 183 kHz Felsberg at
midnight between 2019 and 2020 year.

Voici cette boucle d'email pour vous informe que Europe 1 annonce l'arret
des Grandes Ondes se soir 00h00 via la presse!

<https://www.lalettre.pro/Europe-1-coupe-son-emetteur-Grandes-
Ondes_a21453.html>
(Gaetan Teyssonneau-F, 31 Dec 2019)

GERMANY / FRANCE A bad confirmation Europe 1 will leave LW on 183 kHz,
the transmitter will be close.

Here is the message received today (in 3 languages) from Lagardere News
(the owner of Europe 1). So onlys some days to get the nice QSL from
Europe to
Eugene Muller <Eugene_Muller -at- bce.lu>

"Dear Sir. As listening habits are changing and the use of digital media
is increasing, Europe 1 will no longer broadcast on the long wave from
midnight on December 31, 2019. A choice assumed by the station which has
always shown innovation in its way of thinking and conceiving the
listening of its programs. The environmental approach also motivated this
decision. Leaving the big waves is also protecting the environment. Happy
holidays to you.

Constance BENQUE, Managing Director Lagardere News,
(Europe1 / Paris Match / JDD) CEO ELLE Internationals
Christian Ghibaudo-F (23 Dec 2019)

GERMANY / FRANCE   183 kHz longwave Europe1. As listening habits are
changing and the use of digital media is increasing, Europe1 will
no longer broadcast on the long wave from midnight on Dec 31, 2019.

A choice assumed by the station which has always shown innovation in its
way of thinking and conceiving the listening of its programs.
The environmental approach also motivated this decision. Leaving th
big waves is also protecting the environment. Happy holidays to you.

Constance BENQUE, Managing Director Lagardere News,
(Europe1 / Paris Match / JDD) CEO ELLE Internationals
via Gaetan Teyssonneau-F (23 Dec 2019)

GUAM   KTWR Guam according to
<http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B19&broadc=TWR>

KTWR Guam seems to have stopped its remaining broadcasts to
China/Mongolia/Vietnam as well as much of its English programming
on 8 Jan 2020.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

GUAM   KTWR Guam 9910 9975 11965 kHz.
Yes Mauno, - I checked KTWR fqs an hour ago Jan 12 too.

Nothing heard on 11995 kHz then,
but now at 11.32 UT on Jan 12 I hear S=9+30dB strong signals of KTWR Hakka
language sce 9975 kHz I guess, or also on  9910 kHz English - Indian
accented guy, both in Japan SDR rx remotes as S=9+30dB powerful strength.

also in A-20 season they have K request entries
in private HFCC.org meeting conference in China next Febr 2020 month.
290320 - 251020
 7500 1230 1245 45       TWR  90 320   0 151 5       N Eng
 7500 1215 1245 45       TWR 200 320   0 151 1       D Jpn
 7510 1315 1345 44-45    TWR 200 320   0 151 23456   D Kor
 7510 1345 1515 44-45    TWR 200 320   0 151 1234567 D Kor
 7510 1515 1616 44-45    TWR 250 320   0 151 127     D Kor
 7510 1315 1345 44-45    TWR 100 320   0 151 7       D Eng
 7515 1515 1616 44-45    TWR 250 320   0 151 3456    D Kor

 9910 1100 1215 42-44    TWR 200 305 -15 218 123456  D Cmn
 9910 1215 1245 41       TWR 250 290 -30 218 23456   D Asm
 9910 1300 1315 41       TWR 100 290 -30 218 7       D Nep
 9910 1300 1315 41       TWR 250 290 -30 218 1       D Mni
 9910 1245 1315 41       TWR 250 290 -30 218 23456   D Trp
 9975 1200 1215 43,44    TWR 200 315   0 218 1234567 D Iii
 9975 1215 1230 43,44    TWR 200 315   0 218 234567  D Hui
 9975 1245 1300 49       TWR 100 293  15 218 1       D Vie
 9975 1245 1315 49       TWR 100 293  15 218 23456   D Vie
 9975 1315 1330 42-44    TWR 200 305 -15 218 7       D Cmn
 9975 1100 1115 32-33    TWR 200 315   0 218 1234567 D Mon
 9975 1350 1400 42-44    TWR 200 290 -30 218 234567  D Yue
 9975 1315 1350 42-44    TWR 200 305 -15 218 123456  D Cmn

11580 1245 1315 41       TWR 250 285   0 218 1234567 D Var
11965 1030 1100 54       TWR 100 248 -30 218 1234567 D Ind
11965 1100 1125 49,50,54 TWR 100 263 -15 218 2       D Eng
11965 1100 1140 49,50,54 TWR 100 263 -15 218 3456    D Eng
11965 1100 1200 49,50,54 TWR 100 263 -15 218 1       D Eng
11965 1000 1030 54       TWR 100 248 -30 218 23456   D Mad
11965 1000 1030 54       TWR 100 248 -30 218 1       D Eng
11995 1000 1045 51-60    TWR 100 165   0 149 7       D Eng
11995 1000 1025 51-60    TWR 100 165   0 149 23456   D Eng
11995 1026 1056 45       TWR  90 315   0 218 4       N Eng
12040 1145 1215 41,49    TWR 100 293  15 218 234567  D Mya
12040 1200 1215 41,49    TWR 100 293  15 218 1       D Mya
12040 1215 1230 49       TWR 100 293  15 218 1       D Ksw
12040 1215 1245 49       TWR 100 293  15 218 23456   D Ksw
12120 1115 1200 42-44    TWR 200 315   0 218 1234567 D Cmn

15200 1026 1056 41       TWR  90 285   0 218 1       N Eng

D = AM mode;  N = DRM digital mode.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

INDIA   Jeypore - yes, Aizawl - no.

5040 kHz  AIR Jeypore, 1330-1400 UT on Jan 7. Live coverage of
the Sri Lanka vs India cricket match played at Holkar Stadium (India);
coverage in both English and Hindi (no YL announcer today); usual break
for news in Hindi from 1345 to 1355 UT; another day with only
abbreviated coverage that ended at 1400 UT, after which the modulation
was very low compared to pre-1400 UT.

[non-log] 5050 kHz, AIR Aizawl, on Jan 7, from 1130+ UT, was certainly
off the air today thru 1404 UT.
Must be still be adjusting the SW transmitter?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 7)

IRAN   Unterdessen habe ich ein Hoerprojekt der IRIB WORLD SERVICE Kanaele
via Hotbird 13 degr Ost versucht. Die Kurzwellen-Frequenzen habe ich in
meine Uebersicht integriert. Eventuelle Mittelwellen- oder UKW-Relais habe
ich nicht beruecksichtigt.

Leider ist der Kanal IRIB 01 via Satellit derzeit von einer technischen
Stoerung betroffen, die zu staendigen Unterbrechungen des Programmtons
fuehrt. Ueber IRIB 01 ist auch die Deutschsendung zu hoeren. Eine
Identifizierung der anderen Sendesprachen auf diesem Kanal ist aber unter
diesen Umstaenden kaum moeglich, sodass hier in meiner Tabelle gewiss
noch Fehler enthalten sind.

Der Gesamtueberblick ueber die IRIB-Kanaele findet sich hier:

<http://ab27.bplaced.net/irb.pdf>

Es handelt sich um eine fehlerbehaftete Vorabversion. In den naechsten
Tagen werde ich versuchen, die Fehler in den Tabellen zu korrigieren.
Fuer Hinweise und Bemerkungen bin ich dankbar.

Zwar koennen die Erstausstrahlungen der Programme der einzelnen
Sprachredaktionen im Internet auf den jeweilgen Webseiten live mitgehoert
werden. Eine direkte Umsetzung der Satelliten-Feeds ins Internet scheint
es jedoch nur fuer den 24-Stunden-Englisch-Kanal (IRIB 07) zu geben.

Viele Gruesse
(Alexander Busneag-D, A-DX and direct Dec 22 and later Jan 12)

IRAN   Jan 10th, some additional IRIB B-19 season monitoring.
'-' alternate frequency channel, not in use today.

Just started some observation of the latest IRAN IRIB schedule changes;
please help to determine the final schedule.
Still there are some fault wooden fq requests included in that database.

See the latest HFCC / Aoki Nagoya database list,
some remote SDR Doha Qatar rx observation included:

IRAN   IRIB Tehran schedule, Aoki list January 7  -   HFCC database

  936 0000-2400 Azeri/Pe/Kurd 300      Fesenduz       370719N0455029E
  even      S=9+25dB
 1224 0000-2400 Arabic        400      Kish Island    263355N0535550E
 1224.056  S=9+30dB
 1080 0030-2230 Persian       100      Semnan         353240N0532128E
 1080.002  S=9+20dB
 5950 0050-0220 Tajik         500  65  Sirjan         293548N0554707E
 7360 0050-0220 Tajik         500  46  Sirjan
 1161 0130-0320 Arabic        600      Qasr-e Shirin  342654N0453658E
 6040 0130-0330 Al-QudsTV     500 215  Sirjan
 6075 0220-0320 Pashto        500  65  Sirjan
 6160 0220-0320 Pashto        250  60  Sirjan
 7380 0230-0530 Al-QudsTV     500 289  Zahedan
  765 0230-1250 Arabic       1000      Chabahar       252846N0603218E
  765.008  S=9+40dB
 6070 0320-0420 VoPalestin    500 285  Sirjan
 6085 0320-0420 VoPalestin    500 285  Sirjan
 9550 0320-0420 Russian       500  30  Sirjan
 7370 0330-0600 Arabic        500 198  Sirjan
 9755 0420-0450 Hebrew        500 293  Sirjan
11780 0420-0450 Hebrew        500 287  Sirjan
11875 0420-0550 Turkish       500 310  Sirjan
13680 0450-0550 Swahili       500 211  Sirjan
15140 0450-0550 Swahili       500 216  Sirjan
13820 0530-0730 Arabic        500 289  Zahedan
13710 0550-0650 Hausa         500 255  Sirjan
15360 0550-0650 Hausa         500 263  Sirjan
12035 0550-0820 Dari          500  65  Sirjan
13790 0600-0830 Arabic        500 198  Sirjan
15440 0650-0720 Hebrew        500 295  Sirjan
15200 0720-0820 Spanish       500 300  Sirjan
15200.010  S=9+20dB
17545 0720-0820 Spanish       500 298  Sirjan
-
17630 0720-0820 Spanish       500 298  Sirjan
17630.008  S=9+5dB
13820 0830-1030 Arabic        500 282  Sirjan
13820.004  S=9+15dB
 9495 0920-1220 Dari          500  53  Sirjan
 -
11930 0920-1250 Dari          500  65  Sirjan
11930.007  S=9+20dB
15130 0930-1430 Arabic        500 216  Sirjan
15129.959  S=9+15dB in Qatar, all-EUR.
 9530 1030-1430 Arabic        500 289  Zahedan
 9530.002  S=9+35dB Doha QAT, KWT,   S=9+20dB in all-EUR.
15240 1150-1220 Hebrew        500 293  Sirjan
15239.960  S=9+40dB all EUR, S=9+30dB Delhi, S=9+10dB QAT, FIN.
17595 1220-1250 Hausa         500 248  Sirjan
17595.010  S=9+10dB in EUR, only S=8 in Pernambuco Brazil SDR rx.
<http://caruaru.kiwisdr.com.br:8073/>
 7360 1220-1320 Pashto        500  ND  Zahedan
 -  only co-channel CHN CRI Kunming Lao.
 7435 1220-1320 Pashto        500  60  Sirjan
 - only co-channel R Marti USA string.
 9510 1220-1320 Pashto        500   0  Ahwaz          3120  N04840E
 9510.013  S=9+15dB in all-EUR.
  765 1250-1320 Pashto       1000      Chabahar
  765.008  S=9+40dB
 6000 1250-1420 Urdu          500  83  Sirjan
 6000even  S=9+10dB
  765 1320-1420 Urdu         1000      Chabahar
  765.008  S=9+40dB
 7355 1320-1420 Kurdish       500 313  Sirjan
 7354.982  S=9 -66dBm in KWT remote KiwiSDR. S=9+30dB in FIN Perseus.
 9835 1320-1420 Russian       500 336  Sirjan
 -
 6010 1420-1520 Hindi         500  90  Sirjan
 -
 7250 1420-1520 Bengali       500  90  Sirjan
 7250.004  S=9+30dB
 7445 1420-1520 Hindi         500 102  Sirjan
 7444.998  S=9+30dB, co-channe
 rather 14.00-14.57 IT powerhouse RRI Tiganesti Russian sce stronger.
 9870 1420-1520 Bengali       500   0  Ahwaz
 -
 7310 1430-1730 Arabic        500 289  Zahedan
 7310.004  S=9+30dB
 9800 1430-1730 Arabic        500 198  Sirjan
 9800.007  S=9+30dB
 9799.974  S=9+30dB
  765 1520-1620 Urdu         1000      Chabahar
  765.008  S=9+40dB
 6000 1520-1620 Urdu          500  80  Sirjan
 6000.003  S=9+25dB
 7530 1520-1620 English       500 105  Sirjan
 -
 1161 1530-2030 Arabic        600      Qasr-e Shirin
 even  S=8
 5925 1550-1720 Turkish       500 298  Sirjan
 5925.002  S=9+20dB
 6150 1620-1650 Bengali       500  90  Sirjan
 6150.004  S=9+30dB in Delhi.
 7375 1620-1650 Bengali       500  90  Sirjan
 -
 5935 1620-1720 Pashto        500   0  Zahedan
 5934.998  S=9+20dB
 7430 1620-1720 Armenian      500 320  Sirjan
 7430.004  S=9+20dB
  765 1630-1930 Arabic       1000      Chabahar
  765.008  S=9+40dB
 6055 1720-1820 German        500 320  Sirjan
 -
 6110 1720-1820 Bosnian       500 300  Sirjan
 6110.004  S=9+45dB
 7295 1720-1820 German        500 313  Sirjan
 7295.002  S=9+45dB
 6060 1730-0230 Arabic        500 289  Zahedan
 6059.999  S=9+40dB
 5925 1820-1920 Albanian      500 295  Sirjan
 5925even  S=9+30dB
 6130 1820-1920 French        250 313  Sirjan
 -    {TWR Africa Manzini 6129.988 kHz S=9+10dB, wb.}
 7305 1820-1920 Albanian      500 320  Sirjan
 7304.980  S=9+25dB
 7435 1820-1920 Hausa         500 255  Sirjan
 -
 9715 1820-1920 Hausa         500 255  Sirjan
 -
 6135 1920-1950 Italian       500 300  Sirjan
 -
 6190 1920-1950 Italian       500 295  Sirjan
 -
  702 1920-2020 Russian       500      Kiashahr       372436N0500045E
 1449 1920-2020 Russian       400      BandarTorkaman 365414N0540253E
 6040 1920-2020 English       500 313  Sirjan
 6040.003  S=9+25dB
11880 1920-2020 English       500 211  Sirjan
11880.009  S=7
  765 1930-2030 VoPalestin   1000      Chabahar
  765.007  S=9+40dB
 7360 2020-2120 Spanish       500 298  Sirjan
 7360.002
11870 2020-2120 Spanish       500 238  Sirjan
11870.009
  765 2030-0120 Arabic       1000      Chabahar
  765.007  S=9+40dB

To get strong signals of the IRIB Tehran Iran 200 - 300 degrees outlets,
use the Brazilian Kiwi net SDR rx at
<http://caruaru.kiwisdr.com.br:8073/>

 7225 2220-2320 Hausa         500 255  Sirjan
 7225.005  S=9, or S=9+40dB -39dBm in Kiwi net rx Caruaru PE Brazil
 7280 2220-2320 Hausa         500 255  Sirjan
 -
 7360 2320-0020 French        250 255  Sirjan
 7360.003  S=9+20dB
 9660 2320-0020 French        250 263  Sirjan
 -
 7230 2320-0120 Spanish       500 240  Sirjan
 7230 not 2320-2348 UT, but start // 6090 kHz also at 2350 UT now.
 7230.005 S=9+30dB  -47dBm, interval signal at 23.49 UT and
 Iranian National Anthem at 23.53 UT onwards.
 6090 2350-0250 Spanish       500 298  Sirjan
 6090even  S=9+15  -63dBm
(hfcc / Aoki / wb observation, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 7 / 8 / 9 / 10)

IRAN   Something's always wrong at {RHC},
rather at Near East transmission facilities too,
TRT Emirler, or IRIB's Zahedan / Sirjan sites, - for example on Jan 9:

13820.005  VoIRIB Arabic sce was in the clear at 09.18 UT check,
S=9+15dB strong sidelobe in remote Doha Qatar SDR rx.

13820 0830-1030 Arabic        500 282  Sirjan
had weak 3 x strings accompanied on either sideband,
50, 100, 150 Hertz apart distance.

But at 09.23 UT heard also another station testing TEST tones of
8 x 767 Hertz apart distance strings on either sideband,
also on S=9+15dB strength level.

At 09.55 UT of 824 Hertz apart tones heard ... but no IRIB Arabic anymore.

My only guess:
13820 0530-0730 Arabic        500 289  Zahedan
the technician on Zahedan site - scheduled on air at 05.30-07.30 UT slot -
tested the IRIB Zahedan tx with different test tone procedure ???

15129.959 much ODD frequency from Sirjan outlet.
S=9+15dB in short distance in Doha Qatar.

0930-1430 UT Arabic 500 kW 216degr azimuth
towards Saudi Arabia, NoEaAF, Sahel, WeAF target.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

Re:  Voice of the IRIB / PARS Today missing on 6040 kHz today.
yes sometimes irregularly day by day operation.

Now from 20.31 UT on Jan 10 note IRIB Spanish sce,
in Perseus SDR rx remotedly heard in Switzerland, Austria, Germany,
Holland, England - (also University Enschede Twente too?)
7360.002 kHz a little bit distorted audio, S=9+35dB signal,

but 238degr sidelobe on 11870 kHz not heard in central & north of Europe
area,

but reliable signal received further southerly on French & Italian
Riviera, in Spain and on Tenerife Canary island at Kiwi net
<http://kiwisdr.sytes.net:8073/>   on

11870.009 kHz

also poor signal tonight at Kiwi set in Pernambuco Brazil.
Better in-land Brazil in Vilhena location
<http://vilhena.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/>
S=9+10dB -63dBm strength there on Iran-Brazil 238deg path, hi.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

ITALY/AUSTRIA    Suedtiroler DAB+ in Nordtirol. "Huehnerspiel" kommt vor.
Schon lange nicht gelesen.

Weitergeleitete Nachricht von OM Hubert Kubiak-AUT.
Betreff: Suedtiroler DAB in Nordtirol. Datum: Fri, 10 Jan 2020.
Servus, von mpdx.at uebers Radioforum-oe:
Suedtiroler DAB+ nun in Nordtirol zu empfangen.

<https://www.mpdx.at/suedtiroler-dab-nun-in-nordtirol-zu-empfangen/>
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX newgroup Jan 11)

"Huehnerspiel" ?  das war doch mal zu UKW Privatsender Zeiten 70ziger
Jahre bis Sueddeutschland empfangbar, mit ganz grossem Antennenwand-
Aufwand Richtung Oberbayern ?

<https://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=H%C3%BChnerspiel&d=4709539115965854&mkt
=de-DE&setlang=de-DE&w=WRBn-UnjUx5dpsmeD-0CXTwPIThe5Ll_>

<http://www.huehnerspielhuette.it/index.php?id=2>
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

JAPAN  [to Koreas]  Frequency changes of Shiokaze Sea Breeze from Jan 9

1300-1400 NF7310 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex6145 and 2nd freq.
same time NF7345 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex7245 is as follows
1300-1330 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Wed/Fri; English Thu
1330-1400 Korean Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue; English Thu
1600-1700 NF6085 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 and 2nd freq.
same time NF7325 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex6020 is as follows
1600-1630 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Wed/Fri; English Thu
1630-1700 Korean Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue; English Thu

Frequency changes of Furusato no Kaze via Shiokaze from Dec 6
1405-1435 NF6085 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Daily, ex6070
1405-1435 NF7260 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Daily, ex6095
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

KOREA   1566  Republic of Korea. QSL - Confirmation from HLAZ.
Subject: Reception report from Vladimir Kovalenko, Tomsk, Russia.

Hello Mr. Vladimir Kovalenko,
Thank you for submitting your Reception report to our station.
Please accept the eQSL below for your report.

Frequency: 1566 kHz
Language: Russian
Name: Vladimir Kovalenko
Date: 5 January 2020
Time: 01.15-02.00 (KST) - (KST-9hrs = UTC)

We are a Christian Radio station in Korea.
I hope that you find the eQSL helpful and that you find joy in whatever
you are doing. Thank you for the beautiful pictures that you attached in
the email.
God bless you! Keep up the good work!

Sincerely
Chung sooo kim
Manager of international relations

Far East Broadcasting Company - Korea
Mail:    MPO Box 88, Seoul 04067, Rep of KOREA, Asia
Loc:     56 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04067, Rep of KOREA, Asia.
e-mail:  chungsookorea <chungsookorea -at- gmail.com>
(VK  Vladimir Kovalenko, Tomsk-RUS, open-dx,
RUSdx #1063 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

KOREAs   Korea - VOH and VOP Monday frequencies changes.
VOH and VOP Monday (Jan 6) frequency changes noted at 1034 UT:

Voice of the People: 3910 // 3480 // 3935 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600 kHz.
Yes, 3905 kHz is now in the clear.

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105 kHz.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 7)

Log of Wed Jan 8th at 10.30-13.00 UT in remote Perseus SDR rx
at Hiroshima Japan.

 620.981 KRE  Chongjin Nanan S=9+20dB  10.40 UT
 656.996 KRE  Pyongyang S=9+15dB  10.42 UT
 711even KOR  HLKA KBS S=9+20dB  10.44 UT
 801.026 KRE  KCBS Kimchaek 10.46 UT
 809.999 mix  KOR / KRE S=9  10.50 UT
 972even KOR  KBS1 Dangjin S=9+20dB  10.51 UT
1170even KOR  KBS Kimjae S=9+20dB  10.53 UT
1188even KOR  FEBC western church sermon sung radio px S=8-9  10.55 UT
1566even KOR  RFA hour / FEBC Jeju Island S=9+25dB  10.57 UT

2850even KRE  KCBS Pyongyang S=9+35dB  10.58 UT
3219.897 KRE  KCBS Hamnung S=9+10dB  11.08 UT
3319.994 KRE  KCBS Pyongyang S=9+25dB  11.10 UT
3479.986  ex 3485v kHz
         KOR  VoP Kyonggi Korean S=9+35dB powerhouse, and
         KRE  Bubble jamming underneath, 25 strings x 400 Hertz apart
         distance either sideband visible, 11.13 UT
3909.964  ex 3915v kHz
         KOR  VoP Kyonggi Korean S=9+35dB powerhouse, nice signal
         20 kHz wideband audio, underneath poor KRE jammer, 11.15 UT
3925even JAP  R Nikkei 1st px, S=9+20dB  11.18 UT
3934.990  ex 3930v kHz
         KOR  VoP Kyonggi Korean S=9+35dB powerhouse, 20 kHz wideband
         audio, nice signal, 11.20 UT;
         underneath some bubble multiple echo signal jamming from KRE.
3985.013 KOR  EoHope Hwaseong, S=9+35dB at 11.22 UT,
         underneath Kujang KRE jamming.

4449.998 KOR  VoP Kyonggi, 30 kHz wideband signal traced, and
         KRE  scratching jamming, not bubble type, from Kujang KRE,
         S=9+30dB  11.37 UT
4890even  ex 4885 kHz
         EoH/VoH Seoul Korean, clear audio - no jamming S=9+15dB  11.40 UT
5857.514 KOR  HLL  Meteo Seoul station, S=9+5  11.43 UT
5920even - not traced KOR, probably weak VoFreedom KOR underneath (?)
         - ahead:

         KRE only observed heavy very strong powerhouse jamming, combined
         bubble audio and scratch digital jamming type.  S=9+20d  11.45 UT
         9 kHz small jamming, seemingly to avoid to jam neighbours from
         China mainland as CRI Russian Huhot 5915 kHz,
         and CNR5 sce on 5925 kHz.

3 x jamming services from KRE against NOTHING (?) :
5977 - 6002 kHz wideband, 5995.040 kHz carrier seen, KOR or KRE center.
6005 - 6025 kHz wideband, carrier seen 6015 kHz even.
6035 - 6052 kHz wideband 6045 kHz center, hit also Nikkei 1 signal flank.
6055.001 JAP  R Nikkei 1st px, S=9+40dB  11.50 UT.

6070even KRE  Voice of Korea Kanggye, Japanese sce, army chorus performed
         at 12.04 UT, S=9+5dB, (!) TOTALLY OVERMODULATED (!), audio not
         understandable, when female announcer appeared at 12.08 UT
         only audio portion on (!) LSB-mode (!) readable,
         totally silent on upper fq flank.

6090even JAP  NHK Radio Japan, IbaragiKoga-Yamata site, Korean 11.00-11.30
         S=9+55dB powerhouse, 11 kHz wide audioband, 12.10 UT.

6169.991 KRE  But only INTERMODULATION jamming audio from Kujang bcast
         center site heard instaed, S=9+15dB 12.14 UT, not KCBS px heard,
         TX outlet meant at 28 degrees northwards to ALS, WeCAN, CA, AZ,
         TX, MEX, CUB azimuth target.

6185even KRE  The other KCBS outlet from Kujang at this hour azimuth
         towards South East Asia at 238 degrees out of Kujang, S=9+25dB
         sidelobe, at 12.16 UT on Jan 8.

6249.993 KOR  EoH/VoH Seoul, Korean, BEST ON LSB FLANK, noise free.
         S=9+35dB and jamming instead on upper flank only up to 6253.5 kHz
         S=9+05dB, some multi-tone 160 / 320 / 480 Hertz noise hopping
         pressure jamming. 12.18 UT.
6350 equal audio level, both KOR  EoH and KRE scratch jamming type signals
6350.033 KOR  EoH Hwaseong, Korean, carrier visible, S=9+30dB  12.22 UT.
6400even KRE  Pyongyang BS, Korean, up to 15 kHz wideband music program,
         S=9+15dB  12.38 UT.

6519.971 KOR  VoP Korean S=9+25dB, // 6600even kHz, very nice lady singer
         performance like Joan Baez voice, 20 kHz wideband signal,
         but also underneath heavy scratch noise jamming. 12.43 UT.

6600even KOR  VoP Korean, // 6519.971 kHz.
         S=9+20dB at 12.48 UT; and
         KRE  noise scratching jamming underneath, 14 kHz wideband.

7590even UZB  Likely from RRTM Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan bcast center,
         RFNK Korean sce, S=8 signal in Hiroshima Japan southern Korea
         azimuth lobe from CeAsia at 12.55 UT.

9100 kHz  NOTHING noted here from Korea's.
9105even  ex 9100 kHz, 13.00 UT  Jan 8.
          KOR  EoH/VoH Seoul, Korean, // 6249.993  and 6350.033 kHz, S=9

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 8)

MADAGASCAR / HOLLAND / NETHERLANDS  {Radio Tamazuj to South SUDAN target}

the interference problem of Radio Tamazuj 6015 kHz in B-seasons
via MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay facility
must be solved quite differently.

The guys here on the radio community should HEFTY complain direct to the
Dutch NGO Foundation frequency management organization to avoid such
co-channel clash at least in coming B-20 season from late October 2020.

This shortwave co-channel clash is a problem
because small domestic broadcaster send their SW channel requests to
ITU Geneve Switzerland database with their 50 kW domestic systems, but
are never included in the HFCC Conference private organization database,
like for example Radio Habana Cuba, KCBS Pyongyang, VoVietnam domestics,
and similar ...

Write direct and complain to

Radio Tamazuj
c/o Free Press Unlimited
Witte Kruislaan 55
1217 AM Hilversum
The Netherlands
Europe

phone +31 35 6254340
e-mail  <radiotamazuj -at- gmail.com>
e-mail  <info -at- freepressunlimited.org>

website <http://radiotamazuj.org>

and send a copy of the complaint to

MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay facility
transmitter operator too
Mr. Rocus de Joode

P.O.Box 404
101 Antananarivo
Madagascar

fax +261 202243184
e-mail  <talata -at- mglob.mg>

Airtime Frequency Manager, MGLOB Madagascar
Mr. Rocus de Joode
(all data taken from WRTH Handbook 2020)  wb.

re  6015 kHz. heard with three stations mixing together.

Radio Tamazuj is bringing uncensored news and facilitating peaceful
dialogue for communities in South Sudan and bordering areas of Sudan.
Get connected with us on

<Twitter -at-  radiotamazuj>  <https://twitter.com/RadioTamazuj>
f_b   <https://www.facebook.com/tamazuj/>

On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 1:36 PM Rocus de Joode <info -at- jrcc.nl> wrote:

Hello and Greetings from Madagascar,

I noted {above &} underneath correspondence. I was aware of the
interference.

So I plan to use 6005 kHz (10 kHz away) from tomorrow morning and see if
this improves the situation.

According to band scans this should be a clear channel between
0330 and 0430 UT in the Horn of Africa.

I want to note that my reason to use 6015 kHz was to stay close to
6020 kHz, which I used in the B18 season.

However, since Tamazuj extended with half an hour extra starting A19,
I could not use this anymore because or RRI from 0400 UTC onwards.

And at the start of the B19 season 6015 kHz was free to use with DOL
with 50 kW in Swahili reported to be off air.

Considering the extreme low SSN I even consider to swap 6015 kHz and
7315 kHz between MDC and ISS. Not decided yet.

73's de Rocus at MDC (via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

re 6005 / 6015 kHz log on Jan 13

was "6015 kHz, heard with three stations mixing together..."

MADAGASCAR/TANZANIA {ZANZIBAR isl} log this UTC morning Jan 13 at 03.22 UT
onwards:
Split of co-channel 6015 MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay facility
and Zanzibar outlet

IS SUCCESSFUL ACTION so far today:

6005 / 6015 kHz log on Jan 13

was "6015 kHz. heard with three stations mixing together..."

MADAGASCAR/TANZANIA_ZANZIBAR  log this UTC morning Jan 13 at 03.22 UT
onwards:

6005 kHz R Tamazuj from MDC Talata Volonondry started 1st try TX on air
at 03.27:25 UTC, but only for short 5 seconds on air,
followed by straight TX signal on air
at 03.30:00 UTC 'CRASH START' on air:   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

S=8-9 fluttery signal in Switzerland, Austria, southern Germany,
Belgium, and Cape Canaveral Florida remote Perseus and Kiwi Net units.
S=7-8 in Alicante Spain and Tenerife Canary Islands remote SDR rx.

Also at remote TWR Kiwi rx in Johannesbourg RSA South Africa
noted S=9+10dB -64dBm signal on 6005 kHz.

In remote Kuwait city - Kiwi SDR rx S=9 signal from 6005 kHz MDC,
but also some sideband splash from regular BBC Persian service from
Tashkent Uzbekistan on 6010 kHz neighbour channel.

- - -

started at 03.29:10 UT came TX on air.  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
6015 kHz ZBC Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation from Dole Zanzibar island
in Swahili, also S=8-9 in Switzerland, Austria, southern Germany,
Belgium, and Cape Canaveral Florida remote Perseus and Kiwi Net units.

At remote TWR Kiwi rx in Johannesbourg RSA South Africa
noted S=9 -71dBm signal.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

EAST TURKISTAN/MADAGASCAR/ZANZIBAR   6015, on Jan 8, noted the following
sequence of events:

At 0210 UT, reception of Xinjiang PBS (East Turkistan) was being well
heard and // 4850 kHz; tentatively heard going off the air at their
scheduled 0345* UT, before which was mixing with Madagascar and Zanzibar.

At 0326 UT, carrier on for Radio Tamazuj (Madagascar), mostly blocking
Xinjiang PBS reception.

At *0328 UT, start of ZBC Radio (Zanzibar), already in progress.

At 0329 UT, audio started for Radio Tamazuj, *so there were three stations
with audio mixing together*. After Xinjiang PBS, went off tentatively at
0345* UT, only hear two stations mixing together. All of which is bad news
for Zanzibar, who has been on 6015 kHz for many years!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wor Jan 8 / 11)

Ron,
If it is bad there in California * can we imagine how bad is in Africa?*
Zanzibar and Tamazuj's target area is Africa but the different part.
Zanzibar wasn't easy to hear here in Europe on this frequency. I have
never heard it here in Hungary, only via an Israeli SDR.
Among the three stations the Zanzibari is the weakest.
(Tibor Gaal-HNG, wor Jan 11)

Re:  6015 kHz. heard with three stations mixing together.

At least from the southern part of Africa, it is bad.

This morning (Jan 12) PBS Xinjiang was very poor, as usual. So poor that
I couldn't really tell when it went off air, but I would guess about
0257 UT, unless that is when it finally faded out for good.

The other carrier(s) started at 0327 UT, presumed R Tamazuj and/or
Zanzibar Isl. Audio was very poor and did not sound like Zanzibar
programming, the music and songs sounded more African, so presumably
Radio Tamazuj from Madagascar. But there was a weak and continuous SAH,
and what I thought sounded like a Zanzibar jingle at 0342 UT.
Reception of both stations was so poor they were both actually
unreadable., I gave up at 0353 UT.

Like Ron, I feel sorry for Zanzibar, as this has been their patch for
years. This morning at least, it seems to me that PBS can't be blamed
for the lousy reception of Tamazuj and ZBC, but I can't be certain they
had already gone off air, their own reception was so bad earlier in the
day. Our local sunrise in Johannesburg RSA was at 0327 UT.
(Bill Bingham-RSA, wor Jan 12)

Radio Tamazuj on 6005 kHz.

The new 6005 frequency definitely improved matters in Southern Africa.
I may have missed formal id's because I was station hopping at the time,
using only the Sony.

Our local sunrise in Johannesburg today was at 0327 UT, so this all took
place at around local sunrise.

Zanzibar ZBC came on air at 0329 UT. Weak signal but clear modulation, no
sign of PBS. ZBC had the usual voices and programming in Swahili, clean
signal far better than yesterday (Jan 12 UT).

Radio Tamazuj came on about the same time, weak but clear. An OM and YL
talking with HoA music and a YL singing with flute? accompaniment.
Signal improved over the next few minutes. There were then two men
talking in what sounded like an Arabic language, presumably a Sudanese
dialect.

Radio Tamazuj was far stronger than ZBC Radio, and would easily have
been readable in Johannesburg to someone who understood the language.
Not bad, considering I am far from the target area and in the wrong
direction for the Madagascar to Sudan path.

ZNBC on 5915 kHz from Zambia was good during this same time period.

I gave up at 0355 UT, not because of bad signal but because it was time
to charge my cellphones before the next probable power cut. It is
impossible to use my shortwave radios on these frequencies when a
cellphone charger is working nearby!
(Bill Bingham-RSA, wor and direct Jan 13)

MADAGASCAR   6005 kHz, Jan 13 at 0330 UT, carrier at S=9+10dB and some
undermodulated talk, 0333 UT song. Presume to be new frequency for
R. Tamazuj, ex-6015 kHz. Rocus De Joode, frequency manager of MGLOB relay
station, told us Jan 12 he was about to move away from Zanzibar's
frequency which also starts at 0330 UT, following a discussion about this
collision among WOR iog members Ron Howard-CA-USA, Wolfgang Bueschel-D,
Tibor Gaal-HNG, and Bill Bingham-RSA:

"Hello and Greetings from Madagascar, I noted underneath correspondence.
I was aware of the interference. So I plan to use 6005 kHz (10 kHz away)
from tomorrow morning and see if this improves the situation. According to
band scans this should be a clear channel between 0330 and 0430 UT in the
Horn of Africa.

I want to note that my reason to use 6015 kHz was to stay close to 6020
kHz, which I used in the B18 season. However, since Tamazuj extended with
half an hour extra starting A19, I could not use this anymore because or
RRI from 0400 UT onwards. And at the start of the B19 season 6015 kHz was
free to use with DOL [Zanzibar] with 50 kW in Swahili reported to be off
air.

Considering the extreme low SSN I even consider to swap 6015 kHz and
7315 kHz between MDC and ISS. Not decided yet. 73's de Rocus -at- MDC"

Wolfgang Bueschel and Bill Bingham agree about the two frequencies now.
HFCC A-19 has a wooden registration for EKAla, Sri Lanka at 0100-0430 UT
with 10 kW at 350 degrees across India on 6005 kHz, but that site is long
gone for YEARS! and indeed no longer mentioned in the WRTH 2020.

BBC ASCENSION is on 6005 kHz only at 0500-0700 UT. Now the 6005 kHz signal
also has splatter from 6000 kHz Cuba, despite that being undermodulated
when tuned directly to it.
See TANZANIA / ZANZIBAR.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor & hcdx Jan 13; did insert by wb for TopNews
website: 'kHz and UT' for the clarity and clarification of a larger
audience on wwdxc website)

MALDIVES   1449 kHz  Voice of Maldives, Thilafushi site.

Hier weitere Informationen zur Voice of Maldives, neue MW site:

Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu begann am 20. Dezember 2019 mit Testuebertragungen
auf 1449 kHz von seinem neuen Sender von Thilafushi.

Dieser neue Nautel 25 kW Sender setzt die Testuebertragungen fort, um die
Signalstaerken in den aeusseren Atollen im Norden und Sueden des Archipels
zu evaluieren. Die offizielle Inbetriebnahme des neuen Senders wird nach
erfolgreichen Testlaeufen bekannt gegeben, berichtete mir heute Sarath
Weerakoon von der UADX.
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, A-DX newsgroup Jan 10)

VOICE OF MALDIVES NEW TRANSMITTER, Jan 6.
To:      Sarath Weerakoon_4S5SL
Subject: re: Dhivehiraajjege Adu / Maldives

Dear Sarath,  many thanks for latest NAUTEL transmitter hall pictures
from the Maldives new mediumwave area.

Which antenna build firm set up the new two MW masts ?

They are origin from Made in India, Beijing China or Nautel Canada ?
vy 73 de wolfie  df5sx
wwdxc germany

re  Dhivehiraajjege Adu / Maledives.
Hi Wolfy,
I was advised by the station officials that antenna masts were from Sri
Lanka,  erected by the main contactor Tantri
<https://www.tantri.com/en/about-us-2/>

The antenna at Thilafushi was built by Tantri Trailers from Sri Lanka.
In fact, the entire MW construction project was awarded to them.
On the technical side, antenna tuner was provided by RFS - Australia.

Regards Sarath
(Sarath Weerakoon-CLN  4S5SL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

re  Dhivehiraajjege Adu / Maldives

<https://www.facebook.com/DhivehiraajjeygeAdu/>

<https://twitter.com/PSM_ADU>

<https://twitter.com/PSM_ADU/status/1208272592550842370>

2019-12-21:
"... Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu ge test signal 1449 (MW) Frequency in mihaaru
vani dhookoffa...."

<http://www.psm.mv/brands>
"... Dhivehiraajjeyge Adu is the premier radio channel of PSM. As a
public service broadcaster, the channel's content is based on educating,
informing and entertaining listeners. Established on 29th December 1962,
Dhivehiraajjeyge Adu is transmitted on MW 1449 kHz and FM 89.0 MHz
remains one of the most trusted sources for news and information ..."

<http://s3.viastreaming.net:9050/>

Vom Netzwerk empfangen: 4475556 Byte
Server: SHOUTcast Distributed Network Audio Server/Linux v1.9.8
Inhaltstyp: audio/mpeg
Empfangene Metadaten: 168 Byte
Metadaten-Intervall: 32768 Byte
Stream-Name: Dhivehiraajjege Adu
48 kbps/44 kHz sampling/ mono

1449 kHz (via KIWISDR) // stream at 40s

Weitere Streams von den Malediven:
<https://fmstream.org/index.php?c=MLD&o=top>

<https://mediumwave.info/news.html>
05/01-2020  MALDIVES
Dhivehi Raajjeyege Adu [Voice of Maldives] 1449 kHz has begun service
29 Dec. 2019 from its brand new 25 kW Nautel transmitter and the antenna
field installed at Thilafushi island, 7 Km from Male, the Maldivian
capital city.

Heard in Norway 31 Dec. via remote  <http://kongsdr.ddns.net:8074/>
Reidar Bo in DX-LISTENERS' CLUB f_b group (4 Jan 2020)

<https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thilafushi>

"... Die kuenstliche Insel Thilafushi (Dhivehi) wurde auf den
Malediven urspruenglich als Muelldeponie geplant, die den Muell der
Hauptstadt Male aufnahm. Heute ist Thilafushi auch durch seine
Industrieansiedlungen gepraegt.

Thilafushi liegt rund 6,8 Kilometer (km) westlich von Male im Sueden des
Nord-Male-Atolls zwischen der Touristeninsel Giraavaru im Westen und der
zur Hauptstadt Male gehoerenden, im Bau befindlichen kuenstlichen
Hafeninsel Gulhi Falhu im Osten. Die Insel ist damit Teil des
Vaadhoo-Kanals, gehoert zum Verwaltungsbezirk des Kaafu Atolls und dehnt
sich auf inzwischen 50 Hektar aus..."

Die Ausschreibung von Mai 2917:
<http://www.gazette.gov.mv/iulaan/view/64115>

"... Public Service Media invites to submit bids for Design and Build
of a Medium Wave Transmission System in Thilafushi island."

von gerade 1700z +/-3min:

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/aqhm70arw1dtdrf/2020-01-
10_1700z_Dhivehiraajjege_Adu.mp3?dl=0>

(in der Datei bei ca. 2min 30s Nennung der MW & FM Frequenz)
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX newsgroup Jan 10)

Voice of Maldives reactivated on 1449 from new island.
Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu (Voice of Maldives) - 1449 kHz.

I had noticed that the start of transmissions from the new site of Dhivehi
Raajjeyge Adu (Voice of Maldives) would be likely at the end of 2019, so I
had monitored their AM 1449 kHz channel quite frequently and finally was
successful in hearing the new station on Arctic SDR in the morning of
Jan.8th.

When listening to my recording at 0100z I immediately heard the beautiful
National Anthem "Qaumii Salaam" just after the UK one had followed the
"Shipping Forecast" over BBC Radio 4 from Redmoss!

The channel is challenging, giving BBC, two commercial stations from
Japan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. I heard Micronesia once. There are also
North American stations on 1450 to reckon with. My email report soon had a
reply from the Chief Technical Officer saying:

"It is really unexpected and surprising to know that you received our
medium wave radio service on 1449 kHz. We just started the service as a
test transmission after a long break of service roughly for one year. We
have changed the transmitting site from the capital city Male' to a nearby
island called Thilafushi.

If you could login to Google Earth and check geo location
04 10 58 N  73 25 45 E
you will notice the ground radial of the station. Just to add more to your
information; we're radiating 25 kW on analogue radio service and the
transmitter is ready for digital radio on DRM as well. Once we are
satisfied with the coverage, we will start the digital radio service."

I replied with thanks to this very kind man saying: "I am sure with your
splendid work and this strong signal you will get many listeners far and
wide! I noticed with great interest your new site with mast and earthing
system on Google Maps and found that very impressing, also it is very wise
choice of site. Salt water is the absolute top in earthing. Although I am
a layman in technical matters I have learnt much through the years from
listening since 1964 also from my teacher in radio propagation, the late
Knut N. Stokke of Norwegian Telecoms.

I am myself very engaged in broadcasting, being Chief Editor of the three
stations (Bergen Kringkaster, Radio Northern Star and The Ferry)
broadcasting from the former NRK site NW Bergen called Bergen Kringkaster.
We are following the digital development in Asia, Maldives, India, China,
Pakistan (DRM+ mode) also now Russia with great interest and hope it will
be possible to implement digital in the form of DRM30 in Europe as well."

Dhivehiraajjeyge Adu is the premier radio channel of PSM. As a public
service broadcaster, the channel's content is based on educating,
informing and entertaining listeners. Established on 29th December 1962,
Dhivehiraajjeyge Adu is transmitted on MW 1449 kHz.

<http://www.psm.mv/brands>
<https://www.facebook.com/DhivehiraajjeygeAdu/>

1449  31.12  0100  Voice of Maldives, Thilafusi med den maldiviska hymnen.
Jag fick kolla Youtube foer att  vara saeker pa saken. Nytt land i lurarna
foer mig och har kommit igang alldeles nyss. Aeven hyfsat 4.1. Dock inte
dagarna emellan. Tyvaerr inget QSL aen. Messenger borde vael funka men...
JOB/F

1449  06.01  0100  Voice of Maldives Thilafusi startade saendningen med
sin nationalsang. Gick ganska bra och tidvis ostoert nagra minuter. Men
BBC, Saudi Arabien och Italien aer oftast vaeldigt starka haer. Fick ett
par trevliga mail som svar pa min rapport daer man beraettade att man koer
med 25 kW men fortfarande brottas med problem med taeckningen oever
oearna. Mauno Ritola meddelar nu ikvaell 12.1:
Asiawaves informs, Maldives 24h a day and "Relays Radio Eke 103.8 MHz
overnight".   TN

1449  Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu (Voice of Maldives) has begun service 29 Dec
2019 from its brand new 25 kW Nautel transmitter and the antenna field
installed at Thilafushi island, 7 Km from Male, the Maldivian capital
city. Heard in Norway 31 December via remote
<http://kongsdr.ddns.net:8074/>
(Reidar Bo in DX-Listener's' Club F_B group 4.1.2020.
See also Svenn Martinsen's QSL in this issue)

Later:
Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu, Thilafushi 1449 kHz is continuing the test
transmissions, running now at full power 25 kW. At the moment, the
technicians are trying to identify the glitches, if any and get the
antenna alignments right.

Separate teams are moving to Northern and Southern atolls with measuring
equipment to evaluate the signal strength.

In case you don't get replies for your reports, please be patient as most
of the staff are out in the field.

Once the brand new Nautel transmitter is officially commissioned, the
staff will be able to respond to your reports.
Sarath Weerakoon 4S5SL, via A-DX newsgroup, via Thomas Nilsson-SWE, ARC.
(ARC mv-eko 13 Jan)

MALI   5995 kHz  RadioTV Bamako Mali, 0139-0234* UT on Jan 1. Special
extended broadcast; played a lot of African pop songs between talking to
people at some New Year's event (background sound of a loudspeaker); good
reception. Has been many years since I last heard this station. Very
entertaining!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 6)

MOLDOVA/TURKEY   13730even  Voice of Radio Denge Welat Kurdish radio
program via Grigoriopol Maiac Moldova at 09.10 UT on Jan 9,
originate from Brussels Belgium, hit by co-channel of - possibly -

13730.008 kHz TRT Radio Emirler something px taken from
Turkish security patriotic sce.
S=9+25dB both equal level, noted in Doha Qatar remote SDR unit.
9.6 kHz wideband audio block seen.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

MONGOLIA   7260 kHz,  Mongolian Radio 3, Ulanbataar heard in English,
from 0105 to 0130 UT, Jan 8. After recently seeing Komatsubara Hiroyuki
posting at "Now On The Radio DX" ("7260 kHz MONGOLIA, P3 FM 100.9,
in English and in Mongolian, "Charge of Knowledge".
This is "English education program" created by VOICE OF AMERICA.

<http://www.mnb.mn/live/radio3>

I tuned in and sure enough could indeed tell it was in English, but mostly
unreadable; seemed to be a drama or telling of a story; at 0130 UT into
assumed Mongolian, so thought the English segment was through, but seems
not so, as it is scheduled for an hour; perhaps with better conditions it
might be possible to make out more than just a few words of English.
Ulaanbaatar sunrise was at 0040 UT and my local sunset was at 0107 UT.

Thanks very much to Komatsubara for his wonderful site, with so much
helpful information about Asian SW stations.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 8)

NETHERLANDS   QSL Radio Onda shortwave 5940 kHz Borculo, The Netherlands.

Radio Onda bestaetigte meinen e-mail Empfangsbericht an
<ondaasbl -at- hotmail.com>
in 10 Tagen mit einer detaillierten QSL-Karte.
Als Senderstandort wird Borculo in den Niederlanden angegeben.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX newsgroup Jan 15)

NETHERLANDS   About Radio Onda ASBL, Brazilian music via Netherlands
at new time 00-17 UT on 5940 kHz but has anyone ever heard it?
A later report:

Radio Onda has moved to 5940 kHz from 6060 kHz. Heard testing today at
1100 UT on 5940.05v kHz, weak here in Finland.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN on WRTH F_B group, 5 Jan)

(Radio Onda's entry is on page 459/460 of WRTH 2020 under Belgium -
though SW licence is for 1 kW from site in Netherlands see:

<https://www.radioonda.be/ondes-courtes>

"Welcome to Radio Onda's website! We are broadcasting in DAB+ mode
from Brussels.

Here you can listen, in addition to the good French music, the best
international hits 80s and 90s, and of course, the beautiful Brazilian
music!

Listen to the broadcast of Radio Onda also on 6060 kHz"
<https://ondaasbl.wixsite.com/english>

"Radio Onda is managed by ASBL Onda, a non-profit association based in
Bruxellas, Belgium. Our activities are aimed at the dissemination of
Brazilian culture by the old continent. In addition to webradio, we have a
6030 kHz Shortwave broadcaster from Holland, with 1 KW of power, covering
much of Europe.

The programming of the station is quite varied, and here you will hear
from MPB, National Rock, Samba, Country, among other national styles. This
way, we bring you a great variety of music, with lots of humor and
information, for an audience not only Brazilian, but also Belgian and
European. ASBL Onda is a member of HFCC, an international organization for
shortwave radio frequency coordination, in addition to the Geneva-based
ITU."
(translated from Portuguese at <https://ondaasbl.wixsite.com/home/a-radio>
(N.B.  Voz Missionaria, Brazil also uses 5940 kHz, though off channel
around 5939.7 kHz)
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup iog, wor)

To which Wolfgang Bueschel replies:
Yes is A-20 season registered already, start to be as from March 29, 2020.

5940 kHz 0000-2400 UT ITU CIRAF zones 27E,28NW  MRT 1 kW
0=non-directional, ITU antenna type '700

HFCC Conference A-20
The A-20 Global Coordination Conference will be held
from 10th to 14th February 2020 in China.
{last China location of HFCC conference was a decade ago
on tropical Hainan Island close to Dong Fang site}

Only on restricted website area:
[17-Dec-2019] - A20 upload opened.
[15-Nov-2019] - A20 Conference registration opened
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

NEW ZEALAND   Frequency change of Radio New Zealand Pacific from Jan 15
1059-1258  6115 RAN 100 kW 325 deg to NoWwPAC/PNG/AS English, ex9700 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

NIGERIA   7254.939  Voice of Nigeria from Abuja site, {probably} Fulfulde
language sce at 07.47 UT on Jan 11, S=8 -80dBm in peaks, in remote SDR rx
unit in NJ US eastern state.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3260 kHz  NBC Madang, at 1149 Ut on Jan 9. DJ in Pidgin
with pop songs; 1201 UT, audio ended; 1205 UT, transmitter off; reception
above the norm. Audio here is not as sharp as Bougainville's and harder to
understand.

{BOUGAINVILLE}  3325 kHz  NBC Bougainville, at 1101-1146* UT on Jan 9.
After a short absence, heard again with decent reception; 1101-1121 UT,
non-stop coverage of speeches made before parliament ("Thank you Mr.
Speaker," "Journey into uncharted waters," "Change the constitution," "We
have the power to do that," etc.); 1121-1146* UT, DJ in Pidgin playing pop
music; frequent time checks ("25 past 10"); suddenly cut off; no VOI QRM.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

PNG   Re: Bougainville - Madang - Vanuatu. Jan 13, checked at 11.05 UT now

Vanuatu - was too late, was off air at this time slot.

3325even  PNG  NBC Bougainville, S=9+5dB -70dBm fair signal
heard in Brisbane Queensland NoEa_AUS.

3259.996  PNG  Radio NBC Madang, S=9+5dB -73dBm,
compared - but better modulated signal in Brisbane, than 3325 kHz.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

TANZANIA   {ZANZIBAR island}  6015 kHz, Jan 13 at 0330 UT, VP S4-S6 signal
seems also undermodulated, presumably ZBC finally clear of Tamazuj-via-
Madagascar collision; as following a discussion among WOR group members,
MGLOB has just moved its 0330-0430 UT broadcast down to 6005 kHz; see
MADAGASCAR.

Ron Howard had originally observed that on 6015 kHz, not only were
Zanzibar and Madagascar mixing but also PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi in Kazakh
// 4850 kHz until its 0345* UT. At 0430 UT on Jan 13 I have a JBA carrier
alone on 6015 kHz, ZBC fading down.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Jan 13; did insert by wb for TopNews website:
'kHz and UT' for the clarity and clarification of a larger audience
on wwdxc website)

THAILAND   Re:  Radio Thailand wieder in Deutsch [German].

Mein Bericht von Ende 2018 wurde mit der QSL bestaetigt ueber
<radiothailand -at- outlook.com>
(Horst Cersovsky-D, A-DX newsgroup Jan 14)

TURKEY   TRT Deutsch 5960.004 kHz at 0020 UT.
Glenn Hauser berichtet oft ueber liederliche Arbeitsweise bei den TRT
Emirler Technikern, d.h. man schaltet den TX nach der Englischsendung
23-24 UT nicht ab, sondern uebertraegt munter weiter die auf dem web
livestream anliegende TRT DEUTSCH Sendung.

Heute um 00.22-00.24 UT einen Reisebericht der folklore feature Ecke
gehoert, auf dem remote Perseus unit in New Jersey oestliche USA Kueste
mit S=9+20dB.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

UKRAINE/USA   Monitored WRMI Sunday Evening / Monday Morning (UTC)
7780 kHz Schedule.

Richard, RUI historically always ran a 1 hour program, so if it's
only 30 minutes (or less) via WRMI, something is going to get cut!

Richard, I'd highly recommend this podcaster for current information
about Ukraine:
<https://hromadske.radio/en/podcasts/ukraine-calling>

and here's the access the Ukrainian Radio (including RUI):
<http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/en/>
(Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, wor Jan 10)

I suppose the same problem is affecting Radio Ukraine International's
programs. I recorded last night's broadcast (9 Jan 02:30 UT on 7780 kHz)
to get their take on the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran, which they did
discuss a little bit, but had an interview segment about feminism and war
after the news and commentary. It was overridden in mid-sentence at
02.59:30 UTC. Does this always happen with their programs?
How much longer does the program actually run?
I couldn't find a podcast of it.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor Jan 9)

UAE   5995.047 kHz, Jan 13 at 0337 UT, JBA carrier off-frequency, a fit
for BBC Arabic via inaccurate DHA site. There is also a weaker carrier
closer to 5995.00 kHz which is unaccounted for: the Korean radio war may
be on but surely not propagating from noontime there.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Jan 13; did insert by wb for TopNews website:
'kHz and UT' for the clarity and clarification of a larger audience
on wwdxc website)

One of four txs at UAE Al Dhabbaya is always odd fq on upper side. wb.

U.K.   The news comes from BrDXC-UK Groups.io and originally was from the
BBC website blog. Kieran Clifton announced a further 18 MW closures
covering England Scotland and Wales. It was announced today - 13 Jan 2020.

Thanks also go to Dave Kenny-UK for his analysis of the initial
announcement.

The closures will take place between February and the middle of this year.

Above my 1 kW threshold are the following due to close. Each has already
been "oranged" on my Active spreadsheet (carrying the colour and messages
re pending closure).

In England - Fareham 999 kHz, Liverpool - Wallasey 1485 kHz,
Newcastle-on-Tyne - Wrekenton 1458 kHz, Norwich - Postwick 855 kHz, and
Redruth - Lanner Hill 630 kHz.

In Scotland - Aberdeen - Redmoss 810 kHz, and Dumfries 585 kHz.

In Wales - Forden 882 kHz, Llandrindod Wells 1125 kHz, and Tywyn 882 kHz.

Further announcements will come re exact closure dates.
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, mwmasts Jan 13)

More BBC mediumwave closures announced.
Further changes to some BBC local radio medium wave services

In my blog posted in the summer of 2017, I explained the BBC's plans for
local radio and the reasons for the closure of some of our medium wave
transmitters - which happened in January last year. This was the first
stage of putting into action a plan that the BBC originally announced in
2011. Starting in February 2020, and completing in mid-2020, we will be
moving on to the next stage of the plan, closing a further 18 medium wave
transmitters across England, Scotland and Wales. There is a list of
services affected at the end of this blog post.

My earlier blog post explained why we are closing some local medium wave
transmitters, but I wanted to recap again here. The majority of radio
listening in the UK - including to the BBC - is now digital, and digital
listening is continuing to grow. We want to make our services available to
you when and how you want them, but it's also right that the BBC continues
to ensure that the ways we distribute our services represent good value
for money for you, the licence fee payer.

The BBC is committed to a digital future for radio, and in the past few
years we have funded local DAB expansion, made all local radio stations
available on digital terrestrial TV (such as Freeview), and we have
transformed our online and mobile offering with BBC Sounds.  Together with
FM (which has recently been expanded for Radio Wales), these ways of
receiving our stations now make up the great majority of listening, and as
a result continuing to transmit these services on medium wave would no
longer represent good value for money.

This change was planned as long ago as 2011, but we have taken a measured
approach to implementing it to ensure that as many of you as possible have
already moved on to other ways of receiving the services before we make
this change.  We know that the changes will impact some of you, and that's
why we're speaking about the plans again now. We want to make sure that
people listening to these transmissions will be able to use other methods
to hear the same programmes.

All stations which will be affected will continue to be on FM and digital
outputs (such as DAB, digital television, or online). For most people, re-
tuning their radios or cars to FM or DAB is likely to be the simplest
solution.

You can use our Problem Assistant tool to get more information on how to
access all BBC services in your area.

The stations which will no longer be transmitted on MW are:
Three Counties Radio (3CR)  [{?630?} / 1161 kHz]
Radio Merseyside [1485 kHz]
Radio Newcastle  [1458 kHz]
Radio Solent (for Dorset) [1359 kHz]
Radio Solent [999 kHz]
Radio Cornwall [630 / 657 kHz]
Radio York [1260 / 666 kHz]

In addition, the following stations will have reduced MW coverage:
Radio Scotland
Areas in and around both Aberdeen and Kirkcudbright
[Redmoss 810 / Dumfries 585]

Radio Wales
Tywyn, Forden and Llandrindod Wells transmitter areas
[Twyen 882, Forden 882, Llandrindod 1125 kHz]

Radio Cumbria
Areas in and around Whitehaven  [1458]

Radio Norfolk
Areas in and around Norwich [855]

<https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/8bda7cd8-fdf8-41f5-8f3c-
212cf5f7c86f>

Kieran Clifton, Director, BBC Distribution & Business Development
(Jan 13)

More BBC mediumwave closures announced.
<https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/8bda7cd8-fdf8-41f5-8f3c-
212cf5f7c86f>

Es wird auch neben Abschaltungen zu Reduzierungen der Zielgebiete kommen
(aber das ist dann sicher eine Frage der Zeit, wann auch hier der
Stecker gezogen wird). 73 Tom DF5JL  Jan 14.

USA   Shortwave Radiogram #134.

Please send reception reports to  <radiogram -at- verizon.net>
And visit  <http://swradiogram.net>

<http://swradiogram.net/?fbclid=IwAR0xk_B8yqTiLlO18DE-
NhG3vD8zHA9u79soNTfF5S_PzAGthMAZ9hpHJ-o>

Twitter: -at- SWRadiogram ..."

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day    UTC Time       Frequency      Transmitter site
Friday     0030-0100 UTC   9265 kHz      WINB Pennsylvania
Friday     1300-1330 UTC  15770 kHz      WRMI Florida
Friday     1500-1530 UTC  13690 kHz DRM* WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday   0330-0400 UTC   9265 kHz      WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday   1330-1400 UTC  15770 kHz      WRMI Florida
Sunday     0800-0830 UTC   5850 7730 kHz WRMI Florida
Sunday     2330-2400 UTC   7780 kHz      WRMI Florida
(via Roger Thauer-D, wor Jan 9)

USA   15555  Milton FL, 1 kW WJHR, Dec 28 at 1916 UT - I guess I'm one of
a handful (or perhaps the only) of listeners to this low power USB
transmission, with canned American preaching. At 19:58 UT, sign off tune
comes on over the preacher with ID for WJHR, and they mention it's near
Pensacola, FL. Email address is given as  <WJHR -at- USA.com>
Preacher is cut off just before 20:00 UT.  Fair to good.
(Walt Salmaniw, Masset-BC-CAN Masset DXexped, wor Jan 5)

USA [VIETNAM]  re VoVTN Hanoi-VTN via WHRI US relay on 7315 kHz shortwave.

see also these different ITU Zones requests
and azimuth bearings
and also antenna type of
#218 and #146 and their slewings
different operation days
in use during UTC night time.

7315 2300 2400 11,12N 250 173 -15 146 1234567 SpaEng HRI
7315 0000 0030 4,9    250  25   0 146 1234567 Eng    VOV
7315 0030 0130 11,12  250 173 -15 146 1234567 SpaEng VOV
7315 0130 0200 10     250 260  15 146 1234567 Vie    VOV
7315 0200 0300 12-15  250 167  15 218 12      SpaEng HRI
7315 0200 0400 11,12  250 173   0 146   34567 SpaEng HRI
7315 0300 0400 10     250 245   0 146 1       SpaEng HRI
7315 0400 0430 11,12  250 173   0 146 12      SpaEng HRI
7315 0430 0600 12-15  250 152   0 218 12      SpaEng HRI
7315 0600 0900 12-15  250 152   0 218 1234567 Eng    HRI
7315 0900 1000 10     250 245   0 146       7 SpaEng HRI
7315 1000 1100 12-15  250 152   0 218  234567 Eng    HRI
7315 1100 1300 11,12  250 173   0 146 1234567 SpaEng HRI
(hfcc.org data, via wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 8)

Re: Glenn Hauser logs January 7-8, 2020: V of Vietnam.
Glenn,
I left my SDR recording overnight 6/7 January V of Vietnam. Very poor
reception this night on 7315 kHz, but can confirm that VoV was heard in
English at 0000 UT. WHRI ID & promo just about heard at 0027 UT, then the
transmitter appears to have been switched off at around 0029 UT (or maybe
just faded away) with only China being heard very faintly. 0059 UT
'Onward Christian Soldiers' heard followed by VoV theme at 0100 UT
and into presumed Vietnamese. WHRI ID just about audible at 0159 UT.
(Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, wor Jan 8)

USA   5085even  WTWW English pop mx px, 07.34 UT on Jan 11, S=9+25dB
on 14 kHz nice audio wideband quality; in remote SDR rx unit
in NJ US eastern state.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

USA   {ARGENTINA non}  5800 kHz, UT Mon Jan 13 at 0137 UT via WRMI, RAE
Spanish relay during DX program, recognized as same I was hearing 48 hours
earlier on UT Sat, about Bolivian and Peruvian non-SW stations. Seems a
regular repeat pattern. Several minutes before 0200 UT both nights, gospel
songs in English were playing, evidently filling out after a RAE relay
which is only 54 minutes long.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor & hcdx Jan 13; did insert by wb for TopNews
website: 'kHz and UT' for the clarity and clarification of a larger
audience on wwdxc website)

VANUATU   5040 kHz  Radio Vanuatu, at 1044 UT on Jan 5. Religious program
(preaching and songs); continues going off at exactly 1059:49 UT, in mid-
song with no sign off announcement nor NA.

BTW - I'm recording the station as it goes off and once off the air, then
switch to WWV to catch the next time check [1100 UT].
At home with my computer, I download the audio file to Audacity software,
so I can accurately see the time difference between RV going off and the
next time check at 1100 UT, so believe this is fairly accurate, maybe
within a second or two.

Jan 4 - RV from 1026 to 1059:49 UT; pop songs (Lionel Richie -
"Stuck On You" [Guess I'm On My Way], etc.); 1055 UT, ID in vernacular
followed by National Anthem; audio ended at 1057 UT, but transmitter off
as usual at 1059:49 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 6)

VANUATU   5040 kHz  Radio Vanuatu, at 1041-1059:49* UT on Jan 9. Non-stop
religious songs in English; no ID at 1059 UT, but went straight into the
National Anthem (brief audio attached); heard well above the norm.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

5040even exact fq  R Vanuatu, English nx program, high level Oxford
English news reader - no Asian accent noted - at 10.49-10.53 UT on June 15

Followed at 10.53-10.59 UT by two mx pieces of pop singer group like
Pacific 'Abba group'? Noted in remote SDR rx in Hiroshima and Tokyo Japan
installations, S=9 or -77dBm. Excellent mx audio on this large distance
between Vanuatu Pacific and Japan rx location.

At 10.59:50 UT on Jan 15 sudden - crash - break away, TX of switch midst
on the singer performance, no final station annmt heard so far.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

VIETNAM   9730 kHz  defunct transmitter from Hanoi Son Tay again on air
tonight at 18.30-19.00 UT German service, from 19.00 UT English.

9730 kHz  Faulty defunct VoVTN Son Tay transmission, S=9+15dB, and
more 2 x 8 strings, each 8 kHz apart distance, either sideband.
Produce also some whistle heterodyne tones to other regular international
broadcaster in 31 mb.

7285 kHz  Faulty defunct VoVTN Son Tay transmission,
S=9+15dB signal in eastern Thailand remote SDR rx. At 10.30-13.30 UT,
Cambodian, Lao 11-12, French, Thai, French services, Jan 10,

more 2 x 8 16 in total strings visible like a garden fence,
each 8 kHz apart distance, either sideband.
On 7221 ... 7229 ...  center fundamental 7285 kHz ... 7341 ... 7349 kHz.

Produce also some whistle heterodyne tones to other regular international
broadcaster in 41 mb channels.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9 / 10)

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Some log of Jan 9th.
Something's always wrong at {RHC},
rather at Near East broadcast transmission facilities too,
TRT Emirler, or IRIB's Zahedan / Sirjan sites, - for example on Jan 9:

TURKEY    5960.004 kHz TRT German.

Glenn Hauser often reports on a dissolute way of working at the
TRT Emirler technicians, i.e. they don't switch TX off after the English
broadcast regularly 23-24 UT, but cheerfully continues to broadcast the
TRT GERMAN service taken from their web livestream Broadcast.

Today Jan 9th at 00.22-00.24 UT a travel report from their folklore
feature corner, belongs to the remote Perseus in New Jersey's eastern
US coast with S=9+20dB signal level.

MOLDOVA/TURKEY  13730even Voice of Radio Denge Welat Kurdish radio program
via Grigoriopol Maiac Moldova bcast center at 09.10 UT on Jan 9,
originate from Brussels Belgium,
hit by co-channel of - possibly -

13730.008 kHz  TRT Radio Emirler something px taken from
Turkish security patriotic sce.
S=9+25dB both equal level, noted in Doha Qatar remote SDR unit.
9.6 kHz wideband audio block seen.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

IRAN   13820.005  VoIRIB Arabic sce was in the clear at 09.18 UT check,
S=9+15dB strong sidelobe in remote Doha Qatar SDR rx.

13820 0830-1030 Arabic        500 282  Sirjan
had weak 3 x strings accompanied on either sideband,
50, 100, 150 Hertz apart distance.

But at 09.23 UT heard also another station testing TEST tones of
8 x 767 Hertz apart distance strings on either sideband,
also on S=9+15dB strength level.

At 09.55 UT of 824 Hertz apart tones heard ... but no IRIB Arabic anymore.

My only guess:
13820 0530-0730 Arabic        500 289  Zahedan
the technician on Zahedan site - scheduled on air at 05.30-07.30 UT slot -
tested the IRIB Zahedan tx with different test tone procedure too ???

15129.959 kHz, much ODD frequency from Sirjan outlet.
S=9+15dB in short distance in Doha Qatar.
0930-1430 UT Arabic 500 kW 216degr azimuth
towards Saudi Arabia, NoEaAF, Sahel, WeAF target.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

SW Log on Jan 13, taken in remote SDR rx in Switzerland, Austria,
Belgium, Greece, Kuwait, and Doha Qatar too.

6005 MDC  Madagascar Radio Tamazuj {to South SUDAN target} /
6015 DOL  TZA  Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation domestic Swahili sce
          from Dole Zanzibar TZA.
see above
under MADAGASCAR / HOLLAND / NETHERLANDS

5910even CUB  CRI Cantonese via China Latin American relay
         at Quivican San Felipe Titan site of RadioCuba. S=9 in CeEUR
         and Liverpool U.K. remote SDR.
         At 04.35 UT Jan 13 nice QUI audio this morning.
5950even ETH  minus 1 single Hertz though, S=9+10dB in CeEUR, 04.40 UT.
         RDT  Voice of Tigray Revolution from Gedja site.
5959.882 KWT  usual odd fq transmission from R Kuwait Kabd, Arabic
         HQ morning prayer at 04.43 UT, S=9+20dB heard in CeEUR.
5999.995 CUB  RHC odd fq at Quivican San Felipe Titan site of
         RadioCuba, Spanish singer program, 04.45 UT on Jan 13.
         S=9+5dB No_AMerican not as strong usual - this morning.
6015even TZA  Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation from Dole Zanzibar
         island, 04.46 UT Jan 13; S=8 or -78dBm at fade-out path time
6045.003 D__  AWR French program to all-Africa via MBR Nauen Germany
         relay, S=9+20dB at peak on remote Perseus in Switzerland.
         04.49 UT on Jan 13.
6060even F__  RTA HQ Arabic morning prayer via TDF Issoudun relay site
         but annoying some like bubble feed signal underneath.
         S=9 in short skip zone in CeEUR, 04.50 UT Jan 13.
6090.004 ETH  The Ethiopians are strong performed here in central
         Europe on Jan 13, Radio Amhara Gedja site S=9+5dB at 04.51 UT.
6110.002 ETH  R Fana tentat. S=9+10dB too, see 5950 and 6090 kHz too,
         excellent HoA music program heard. 04.52 UT on Jan 13.
6125.006 TUR  TRT Voice of Turkey English px from Emirler, Turkish
         folk music program, S=9+15dB at 04.53 UT.
6135.164 BRA  Probably R Aparecida SP, S=8 strength in ceEUR, 04.54 UT
6185.003 MEX  Very poor under threshold JBA signal S=4 or -103dBm
         here in ceEUR at 04.57 UT, most probably R Educacion from
         Mexico D.F. in Latin North America.
         Bad propagation this morning on North America - Europe path.
7360even F__  MOST PROBABLY  Kurdish Radio Denge Welat 03.30-05.59 UT
         morning sce (ex9525 kHz), nice Near East mx program, 05.05 UT
         via TDF Issoudun(?), S=9+25dB in SDR rx remote Kuwait unit.
7380.002 IRN  'Al-Quds' Palestine Arabic sce from IRIB Zahedan site,
         noted in remote Kuwait Kiwi-SDR_RX at 05.10 UT on Jan 13,
         S=8-9 fluttery in {Kuwait} skip zone.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

SW Log on Jan 15, 01.30-03.15 UT, taken in remote SDR rx in USA NoAM -
Massachusetts, Alabama and Cape Canaveral Florida US states location.

4765even CUB  RadioCuba outlet from Bejucal 50 kW, Radio Progreso px had
         nice Latin American music {what else} performance at 01.35 UT
         on Jan 15, regular scheduled 01.30-05.00 UT, S=9+15dB or -61dBm
         signal strength.
         Nearby QRM by wideband CODAR scratch 'wipers' like on 4763
         to 4793 kHz.
4875.017 BRA  ZYG810  R Difus Roraima BrasPort at 01.45 UT, S=9+5dB.
4885.024 BRA  ZYG362  R Clube do Para, Belem PR, // MW local 690 kHz AM,
         latter AM compared which was 9 seconds behind the SW signal.
         <www.radioclubedopara.com.br/radio/#>
         At 02.00 UT on Jan 15, S=8-9 in Florida SDR rx.
4924.976 BRA  ZYF271  R Educacao Rural, Tefe AM, S=6-7 at 02.05 UT, not as
         strong as 4875 / 4885 kHz Brazilian broadcasts.
4949.729 AGL  R Nac Angola Mulenvos, S=8 or -81dBm in FL remote SDR rx.
         At 02.10 UT on Jan 15.
5130.002 USA  WBCQ in Maine state, some mx program heard on remote SDR rx
         in AL state, at 02.17 UT S=8-9. And another WBCQ but unstable fq
         varied 10 Hertz up and down, weak and tiny on
7490.154 kHz  WBCQ.
5829.987 USA  WTWW nice archive songs of the 50/60ties. S=9+20dB or -54dBm
         splendid audio quality. 02.20 UT on Jan 15.
5920.003 USA  WHRI  likely Dr. Lester Sumrall teaching sermon, at 02.36 UT
         on Jan 15, S=8-9 in Cape Canaveral FL remote SDR unit.
5980even AUT  AWR Punjabi sce to South Asian subcontinent,
         from ORS Moosbrunn Austria relay, S=9+10dB at 02.38 UT, scheduled
         at 02.30-03.00 UT. But hit minor QRM underneath from {Cuban?}
         scratch jamming fence strip.
5999.995 CUB  RHC  Quivican San Felipe TITAN site, tx carrier noted only
         on screen, S=9+15dB, no! modulation noted at 02.40 UT so far.
6090.001 both co-channel signals noted at S=9+25dB level in FL state,
         Caribbean Beacon from Anguilla and also co-ch VoIRIB Spanish sce
         too, at 02.42 UT.
6105even F__  Tremendous powerful signal S=9+45dB in Cape Canaveral FL
         of NHK Radio Japan Japanese sce via TDF Relay at Issoudun France.
         At 02.44 UT on Jan 15, talk and laughter of two Japanese ladies.
         10 kHz wideband, signal twist the needle at the end of display
         instrument.
6130even ROU  RRI from Galbeni site, French sce at S=9+30dB level in
         US east coast rx at 02.46 UT, 9 kHz wideband audio.
6180 kHz big terrible mixture signals, both
6180even CUB  CRI Beijing Chinese px via CRI Latin AM relay site at
         Quivican San Felipe Titan location, S=9+15dB, but AHEAD of
6180.010 BRA  Radio Nacional da Amazonia Brasilia, 02.49 UT.
6184.997 MEX  XEPPM R Educacion Mexico DF, mx px at 02.51 UT on Jan 15,
         fair S=7 or -82dBm strength.
7265.004 TUR  VoTurkey Emirler in Spanish, S=9+25dB at 02.51 UT, many stn
         ID's in many program languages. NX in Spanish at 02.52 UT.
         Sp frequencies given for Europe and LatinAM targets at 02.54 UT.
         // much less strength too in 41 mb on 7280.005 kHz probably meant
         more southerly towards ARG / CHL far end.
7314.995 USA  WHRI Heart to Heart scheduled, two ladies talk at 02.55 UT
         S=8-9 in Cape Canaveral SDR rx.
7340even ROU  RRI Bucharest in Romanian via Tiganesti to ITU zone #8.
         S=9+35dB strength, piano mx played at 02.56 UT, 8 kHz wideband
         audio. TX off at 02.57:20 UTC.
7379.998 IRN  VoIRIB Arabic, Palestine Al Quds-TV program S=9+10dB from
         500 kW Zahedan bcasting site, at 02.59 UT in Cape Canaveral site.
7445even UK   BBC London in Dari to AFG/IRN/PAK via ENC  Encompass Digital
         Media Services at Woofferton England, S=9+30dB powerful backlobe
         at 02.59/03.00 UT end, and moved to BBC Pashto sce replaced by
         CJSC Yerevan Gavar Armenia bcast center relay site then, 03.01
UT.
7470.200 ??? probably this US radio pirate YHWH ? wobbling signal,
         S=6-7, at 03.05 UT.
7505.003 USA  WRNO English sermon of male Pastor, at 03.08 UT, S=9+25dB in
         remote Cape Canaveral FL site. Talk prayer on 'Lord Jesus ...',
         16 kHz wideband audio, not bad.
7850even CAN  CHU standard and Time sig stn Ottawa, S=9+10dB at 03.15 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

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EDXC Conference, Bucharest 10-13 September 2020.

The EDXC 2020 conference will be held in Bucharest, Romania from Thursday
September 10th to Sunday September 13th in 2020.

There will also be optional post-conference excursions from Monday
14th September.

Conference and accommodation venue: Parliament Hotel
<https://www.parliament-hotel.ro/en/>

The price of the rooms is about 75 Euro (double / twin) and 60 Euro
(single) each night. All with breakfast included.

A visit to Radio Romania International is scheduled on Friday 11th,
on the morning, so it will be better to arrive on the Thursday.

The EDXC Banquet will be on Saturday evening.

For those who decide to stay until the Tuesday,  there is the possibility
of a visit to the city of Brasov (with Dracula's Castle) for 65 Euro,
lunch included, probably on Monday 14th September.

More information about how to book the rooms, and details of the
conference programme, will be published soon.

Best wishes,
Chrissy and Christian
(via BrDXC-UK newsgroup, Jan 13)

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Tropical Bands Monitor 2019 publicized.

Dear DX-friends,
I have just finished the list of Tropical Bands Broadcasting stations
heard by DX-ers worldwide in 2019.

It can be found at
<http://dswci.org/tbmonitor/2019.pdf>
Best 73,
(Anker Petersen-DEN, WOLD [sic] BAND RADIO MAILING LIST, wor Jan 7)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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