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BC-DX 1447                                                   25 Nov 2020
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ALASKA   {former Russian America - 'Alyaska', now US exclave}
Updated KNLS schedule from Alaska; should come into force
on November 16:

KNLS  TX#2  100 kW
09:00 6120 rus 300 hail {sics degrees}
11:00 9570 rus 300 hail (instead of 6045 kHz)
15:00 9730 rus 300 hail

Finally, KNLS managed to "escape" from a frequency of 6045 kHz, where the
DPRK jammer is buzzing. Although working at 31m in winter is also a thing
ambiguous: it happens that in the dark, the MUF drops below and the range
empties. We'll see.

The problem is that as law-abiding Americans, - KNLS approves its
frequencies with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If you
thought that there is no bureaucracy in this kind of US government
agencies, then they were wrong :(

Firstly, consideration of the application does not take a day or two, and
secondly, not all the proposed transitions are approved. Although
seemingly new frequencies at this time are free and have no strong
interference with +/- 5 kHz either.

The chief engineer writes that the FCC has rejected two proposed
replacements:
9665 kHz at 12:00 UT (interference from the North Korean KCBS,
         and on the neighboring 9660 kHz; "radio war" between the
         MR of Taiwan and the Chinese jamming)
5905 kHz at 13:00 UT (interference from the MR of China in Russian)
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, "open-dx"; via RUSdx Nov 22)

ARMENIA   TWR at a frequency of 864 kHz already from 16.55 to 17.55 UT,
where on weekdays from Mondays to Fridays in Russian is heard from 17.25
to 17.55 UC with the program "Path to Truth", compiled in a studio
in Bishkek.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via RUSdx #1108 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 22)

ARMENIA/MOLDOVA {Pridnestrovie }   TRANS WORLD RADIO
Observed B20 schedules for TWR on medium wave

TWR Europe from Grigoriopol Moldova
 999 kHz: *1830-2000*
1548 kHz: *1930-2130 (Sat & Sun -2125*)

TWR Central Asia from Armenia
 864 kHz: *1625-1755*

1350 kHz: *1800-1830* in Turkish, 1830* in Turkish, feat. prgr in
English on Sun(irr) translated into Turkish;
*1932-2155* Christian prgrs in Arabic of different ministries via TWR

1377 kHz: *1800-2002* in Sorani Kurdish, Gilaki, Qashqua & Farsi,
feat. on Tue & Wed (irr), at 1933-1958 a Christian prgr in English
translated into Farsi
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via BrDXC-UK Nov 14)

ARMENIA   More reduced broadcasts of Trans World Radio. First mentioned on
Nov 16 on MW 864 kHz and it is now at

1655-1755 UT (earlier 1610-1740 UT, later 1625-1755 UT), featuring in
Russian at 1725-1755 UT Mondays to Fridays (they invite for letters to
P.O.Box 111, Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyzstan).

The same tx is going on MW 1350 kHz at 1800-1830 UT in Turkish & at
1932-2155 UT in Arabic (featuring Dardasha & other Ministries prgrs).
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 18)

ARMENIA   Public Radio of Armenia (Armenian: Hayastani Hanrayin Radio) is
the public radio broadcaster in Armenia.

External broadcasting on mediumwave International Public Radio of Armenia
International Public Radio of Armenia is the foreign service of Armenian
Radio. It now only broadcasts in four regional languages on mediumwave.

The mediumwave transmitter on 1395 kHz is operated by Radio CJSC.
Transmitter site: Gavar, near Noratus, Gegharkunik - 1000 kW.

Time/UTC Days Language kHz
1600-1630 Daily Kurmanji Kurdish 1395
1630-1645 Daily Yezidi   Kurdish 1395
1645-1700 Daily Persian 1395
1700-1715 Daily Turkish 1395
1715-1730 Daily Talysh  1395 - Voice of Free Talyshistan -
see entry for Azerbaijan.
1730-1745 Daily Azeri   1395

International relays on mediumwave TWR Europe and CAMENA.

The mediumwave transmitters on 864, 1350 and 1377 kHz are operated by
AR Radio International and at the present time are used exclusively
by TWR for broadcasts to the Middle East, West and Central Asia.

Transmitter site: Gavar, near Noratus, Gegharkunik - 1000 kW.

864 kHz
ARM_Kamo Gavar MW 864 kHz, ARRT 260 m tall USSR standard mast, non-dir
G.C.  40 25 32.71 N  45 12 15.73 E

Time/UTC  Days    Language   kHz
1610-1625 Daily   Turkmen    864
1625-1640 Daily   Kazakh     864
1640-1655 Sat/Sun Karakalpak 864
1640-1710 Mon-Fri Russian    864
1655-1710 Sat     Karakalpak 864
1655-1710 Sun     Uzbek      864
1710-1740 Daily   Uzbek      864
{ see above, TWR Russian program from Bishkek-KGZ "Path to Truth"
17.25 to 17.55 UT via Gavar 864 kHz, Rumen Pankov-BUL }

1350 kHz
ARM_Kamo Gavar MW 1350 kHz 8mast directional sidefire MW SV4+4 antenna
232degr azimuth at ISR, USSR of late 80ties.
G.C.  40 24 07.50 N  45 11 53.34 E

Time/UTC  Days  Language kHz
1745-1800 Daily Mizgini 1350
1800-1830 Daily Turkish 1350
1830-2055 Daily Arabic  1350

1377 kHz
ARM_Kamo Gavar MW 1377 / 1395irr kHz - steep angle signal 1000kW 6masts
- mainlobe each 30degrees direction available.
6-Element Double Cone Skirt Antenna System designed
by Kintronic Laboratories Inc., USA.
Financed and built by TWR-USA organization in February 2006.
G.C.  40 25 16.30 N  45 12 03.94 E

Time/UTC  Days          Language  kHz
1800-1815 Daily Sorani  Kurdish  1377
1815-1830 Fri           Qashqa'i 1377
1815-1830 Sat-Wed       Persian  1377
1815-1830 Thu           Gilaki   1377
1830-2001 Daily         Persian  1377

See BDXC's Guide to External Services on Mediumwave for the TWR programme
schedules for 864, 1350 & 1377 kHz.

{also others
ARM_Kamo Gavar MW 1395 kHz (ex234kHz longwave mast rebuilt) non-dir
G.C.  40 24 59.93 N  45 11 51.90 E

ARM_Kamo Gavar 26 masts 2.2km long, MW 1314kHz 180 degr to Arabia.
MW directional Srednyaya Bolshaya Zarya antenna
G.C.  40 24 45.86 N  45 12 40.39 E

International relays on shortwave.

Shortwave transmitters in Armenia are operated by Radio CJCS.
Transmitter site: Gavar, near Noratus, Gegharkunik - 50/100/300 kW.
{ARM_Gavar_Kamo_Yerevan bcast center of 1965, SW started Dec 1968}

Time/UTC  Days  Station Language Target kHz
0000-0100 Daily BBC English South Asia 5875
0100-0200 Daily BBC English South Asia 5970
0200-0215 Tue   Bible Voice English South Asia 11945
0200-0230 Thu   Bible Voice English South Asia 11945
0200-0230 Daily BBC Pashto West Asia 5875
0200-1200 Daily Radio Iran Int Persian Iran 11550 (subject to conf.)
0230-0300 Daily BBC Dari West Asia 5875
0300-0330 Daily BBC Pashto West Asia 7445
0500-0600 Sat   BBC Rwanda-Rundi Great Lakes 15490
0500-0800 Daily MBR Registration unconfirmed West Africa 15100
0529-0600 Sun   BBC Rwanda-Rundi Great Lakes 15490
0600-0630 Daily AWR French West Africa 15610
0700-1500 Daily SOF-BUL Registration English Middle East/NW Africa 15780

1200-1400 Daily   Radio Iran Int Persian Iran 11560 (subject to conf.)
1200-1400 Daily   Radio60! Multilingual Europe 11610 (on-demand)
1315-1330 Mon/Tue TWR India Mundari South Asia 9290
1315-1330 Wed-Fri TWR India Kurukh South Asia 9290
1315-1330 Sat     TWR India Kui South Asia 9290
1315-1330 Sat     TWR India Bengali South Asia 9910
1315-1330 Sun     TWR India Santali South Asia 9290
1315-1330 Sun     TWR India Bhatri South Asia 9910
1315-1345 Mon-Fri TWR India Maithali South Asia 9910
1330-1345 Mon-Sat TWR India Hindi South Asia 9290
1330-1345 Sat     TWR India Bundelkhandi South Asia 9910
1330-1345 Sun     TWR India Maithali South Asia 9290
1330-1345 Sun     TWR India Hindi South Asia 9910
1345-1400 Sat/Sun TWR India Kashmiri South Asia 9910
1345-1400 Mon     TWR India Awadhi South Asia 9910
1345-1400 Tue-Fri TWR India Hindi South Asia 9910
1345-1400 Sat/Sun TWR India Kashmiri South Asia 9290
1345-1415 Sat/Sun TWR India Hindi South Asia 9290
1345-1420 Mon-Fri TWR India Hindi South Asia 9290
1400-1430 Mon-Fri TWR India Bhojpuri South Asia 9910
1400-1430 Sat/Sun TWR India Hindi South Asia 9910

1400-0200 Daily   Radio Iran Int Persian Iran 6270 (subject to conf.)
1415-1420 Sat/Sun TWR India English South Asia 9290
1420-1425 Daily   TWR India English South Asia 9290
1425-1445 Sat/Sun TWR India English South Asia 9290
1430-1445 Thu-Mon TWR India Hindi South Asia 9910
1430-1445 Tue/Wed TWR India Dogri South Asia 9910
1500-1530 Daily   AWR Telugu South Asia 9765
1600-1630 Daily   AWR English South Asia 9580
1615-1700 Daily   IBRA Radio Amharic Horn of Africa 9540
1700-1800 Daily   BBC Dari West Asia 5875
1730-1800 Daily   IBRA Radio Silte Horn of Africa 7510
1800-1900 Daily   BBC Pashto West Asia 5875
1900-2100 Daily   NDR Gruss-an-Board German Europe 6030 (24 December only)
1900-2200 Sat     Welle 370 German Europe 6080
2100-2300 Daily   NDR Gruss-an-Board German Europe 6155 (24 December only)

Special transmissions are also made on demand. Some of the extra relays
from Gavar are brokered by the Shortwave Service (Germany) and further
details can be found at

<http://www.shortwaveservice.com/>

<http://bdxc.org.uk/mideast.pdf>
Middle East & Caucasus on Mediumwave and Shortwave

A comprehensive guide to short and mediumwave radio stations in the
Middle East and Caucasus. In country order, pdf format. Updated for
B20 schedules.

(Compiled by Tony Rogers with thanks to Dave Kenny, Alan Pennington
and members of the British DX Club; RUSdx #1107 of Nov 15;
MW comment by wb Nov 15)

ARMENIA/TAJIKISTAN/UZBEKISTAN  { ? }  Saudi Arabian payed veiled opposite
Persian language program from Iran TV International, London-UK based
organization still shows question markes:

KiwiNet TDoA function on 6270 kHz at 01.30 UT on Nov 17 revealed
a S=9+20dB or -51dBm powerful signal at remote Multan Pakistan site.

But direction finding receiver at Moscow, Ukraine, Greece, Kuwait,
and Hanoi could not find a real favorite DF center.

Either the one of the bcast center COMMUNITY of former USSR states,
Gavar-ARM, Dushanbe-TJK or Tashkent-UZB is in use ?

Persian program content of very fast modern 'Iranian machine pop music'
played.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16 / 17)

AUSTRALIA   11824.990 kHz  Reach Beyond from Australia, Hindi sce
scheduled at 12.19 UT, S=5-6 fair signal in VE6JY installation Alberta.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16)

AUSTRALIA   Reach Beyond Australia hat folgenden Wintersendeplan
2020/21 aus Kununurra

1100-1130  11905 (100 kW, 335 degr) Japanisch
1130-1200  11865 (100 kW, 335 degr) Rohingya. 1145 UTC Burmesisch
1130-1200  11825 (100 kW, 340 degr) 1130-1145 Dzongkha, Mo Fr Nepali
           1145-1200 Mo Fr Nepali, Di-Do Sa Tshangla, So Dzongkha
1200-1330  11825 (100 kW, 310 degr) 1200-1215 Kurumba/Kannada, Sa Tamil,
           So Englisch. 1215-1230 Hindi, Sa Tamil, So Englisch,
           1230-1245 Hindi, Fr Punjabi. 1245-1300 Mo Telugu, Di Kurux,
           Mi Gujarati, Do Bengali, Fr Marwari? (angegebener Sprachcode
           mwr nicht existent), Sa Urdu, So Hindi. 1300-1315 Tamil,
           Sa So Chhattisgarhi? (Sprachcode cha=Chamorro offensichtlich
           falsch). 1315-1330 Mo Mi Fr Englisch, Di Sa Tamil,
           Do Malayalam, So Nepali.
1200-1230  11945 (100 kW, 335 degr) Burmesisch, Mi Sa So Matu
1230-1400  11875 (100 kW, 310 degr) 1230-1300 Hindi. 1300-1315 Mo Punjabi,
           Di Kurux, Mi Bhojpuri, Do Himachali, Fr Marathi,
           Sa So Chhattisgarhi?. 1315-1330 Mo Tamil, Di Telugu, Mi Hindi,
           Do Marathi, Fr Bengali, Sa Punjabi, So Oriya. 1330-1345 Hindi.
           1345-1400 Englisch
2230-2300  15410 (100 kW, 5 degr) Sa So Japanisch

Dieser Sendeplan entspricht nicht den Anmeldungen bei
<http://www.hfcc.org>
die aber teils erkennbar fiktiv sind (z. B. Sendungen fuer Korea).

Empfangsberichte werden unter folgender Anschrift per e-QSL bestaetigt:
<radio -at- reachbeyond.org.au>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND wor Nov 14; via addx column Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D)

AUSTRIA   Upcoming frequency change of NHK World Radio Japan via
MBR Cologne FMO, via ORS Moosbrunn transmission center

0430-0500  NF6185 MOS 300 kW non-dir to WeEUR  English Mon-Fri,
           ex6155 from Nov. 30
0500-0530  NF6185 MOS 300 kW non-dir to WeEUR  English Sat/Sun,
           ex6155 from Nov. 30
0400-0430  on6185 MOS 300 kW 115 deg to NE/ME  Turkish Daily AWR.

bad news for 6185 MEX 001 kW / non-dir to CeAm Spanish Daily XEPPM Radio
Educacion!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 20)

Upcoming frequency change of NHK World Radio Japan via ORS Moosbrunn

Weiss wer in OE mehr ?  Ist die Uebergangszeit zur Frequenz-Umschaltung
zu kurz ?

Schafft man nicht innert weniger Sekunden das 300 kW Schaetzchen
von 6185 auf 6155 kHz tuningmaessig abzustimmen ?

ein Crash-Sofortstart fuer beide im 6185 kHz Kanal
sowohl AWR wie NHK Programme tut man sich leichter ?  73 wb

BRAZIL   11780.009 kHz  R Nacional da Amazonia from Brasilia, S=9+25dB
noted in Alberta-CAN, at 23.19 UT on Nov 23, BrasPort lang "Facionado".
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

BRAZIL  [UNIDENTIFIED]  4925 kHz, Nov 25 at 0217 UT, JBA talk, equivalent
VP signal to SoAmericans on 4940, 4885 kHz. Only 4925 kHz in EiBi is
Korean numbers not at this hour but if on would not be propagating.
WRTH 2020 has 5 kW Radio Rural, Tefe, Amazonas, Brasil as irregular.
Aoki / NDXC shows 0930-0200 UT as if regular. Not reported lately, but
found this from JRX in Brasil: "4925 kHz. Apr 15, 2020. 0313-0333 UT,
Radio Educacao Rural de Tefe, Tefe-AM, in Portuguese. A musical program
with variety songs; Female voice; A song; Male voice, ID and announce-
ments; 0331 UT A song; 0333 UT Ends and sign-off. Poor reception." I don't
get around to checking TWR Bonaire SDR for this until 0333 UT nothing
there.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Nov 25)

CHINA/KUWAIT/MARIANA ISLS   5890even CHN  Tsching, bumm, Firedrake music
jamming and underneath RFA Kuwait S=9+20dB, at 1956 UT against RFA Chinese
sce at 19-21 UT, some 18 kHz wide jamming audio noted.
Same Firedrake mx jamming from China mainland against

11775even MRA  RFA Saipan Agingan Point, Chinese 23-24 UT on Nov 23.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

CHINA   4749.988 kHz  CNR1 Chinese noted at S=6 level in Victor's remote
Perseus SDR rx at Piliyandala Ceylon at 23.02 UT Nov 16. S=6 signal from
HLR  Hailar No China location.

Some NorthWestern China domestic services via Xinjiang Urumqi Changji
#523 Chinese transmitter center at 23.00-23.45 UT on Nov 16 UTC:

4980even CNR Urumqi in Uighur, 23.30-03.00, but was already on air at
23.04 UT. S=8-9 signal noted in remote Ceylon Perseus unit.
Same Urumqi center signal in Chinese language at 23.10 UT on
5060even kHz, and on 5959.885 much odd frequency; and co-channel.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16)

CHINA/ALBANIA   RADIO EJANI on 6020 kHz heard at 1900-1957 UT has caused
confusion. This is the CRI service in Albanian using the superpower tx in
Shijiazhuang and carrying the program of the China-owned FM station
Radio Ejani (Radio Come! in Albanian) broadcasting fram Tirana and Durres
on 106.0 MHz since 2013.

Pop music programs with frequent IDs "Radio Ejani" and final CRI announce-
ment in Albanian from Beijing during the 1-hour transmission. The tx then
carries CRI in Polish at 2000 z.
(Ullmar Qvick, Norrkoeping-SWE, Nov 22)

CHINA/TAJIKISTAN   7485even not traced the purpose ? at 23.19 UT.
20 kHz wideband signal, S=9+5dB in 4S7VK's Ceylon Perseus remotedly.

Parked here a power 500 kW CNR1 jamming transmission aimed against
Voice of Tibet later at 23.35 UT on 7486 kHz oddly from Dushanbe
Yangi Yul bcast center, ? 23.00-23.24 UT ?

7495 kHz also same CNR1 jamming level against VoTibet Dushanbe TJK
7496 odd fq kHz at 23.33 UT, S=9+10dB in Delhi Perseus unit remotedly.

7486 kHz VoTibet Dushanbe TJK started at 23.36 UT on Nov 16.

9180even  CNR1 jamming transmission against SOH TWN S=9+15dB signal
at 23.37 UT, noted in India and Ceylon Perseus units remotedly.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16)

CHINA   B-20 Winter schedule CNR domestic changes.

Thanks very much to Hiroshi for the following details:

Xinjiang PBS Winter frequencies
effective from 1100 UTC on November 13, 2020

Uighur 2300-1800 (Tue. 0800-1100 off the air, maintenance)
 3990 2310-0300, 1135-1800
 4980 2310-0300, 1135-1800
 6120 2310-0300, 1200-1800
 7205 2310-0300, 1225-1800
 7275 0300-1200
 9560 0245-1200
11885 0250-1200
13670 0300-1225

Chinese 2300-1800 (Tue. 0800-1100 off the air, maintenance)
 3950 2310-0257, 1145-1800
 5060 2310-0300, 1135-1800
 5960 2310-1800
 7260 0257-1200
 7310 2310-0300, 1200-1800
 9600 0300-1200
11770 0250-1200

Mongolian 2330-0330, 0530-1030, 1230-1800
(Tue. 0800-1100 off the air, maintenance)
4500 2340-0330, 1210-1800
6190 2340-0330, 1210-1800
7230 0510-1050
9510 0510-1050

Kazakh 2330-1800 (Tue. 0800-1100 off the air, maintenance)
4850 2340-0328, 1158-1800
6015 2340-0348, 1150-1800
7340 0328-1158
9470 0348-1150

Kyrgyz 0330-0530, 1030-1230
7295 0310-0530, 1010-1230
9705 0330-0530, 1010-1230
(Hiroshi via Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 15)

CHINA  P.R.  &  R.O.C. of TAIWAN/GERMANY
Chaos on 6180 kHz channel at 1000-1600 UT with RTI in Mandarin, plus CNR1,
plus at 1200-1500 UT domestic CNR17 in Kazakh language.

Registered 1500-1557 UT CRI in Russian language is not heard, but after
1600 UT DW-Dienst (German Meteo Radio Pinneberg) is only here with tiny
signal. But on which freq is RTI in English at 1600-1700 UT?
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 18)

 6185   R.TAIWAN INT. 1600-1700 1234567 English 250kW 225degr azi
Paochung TWN  23 43 34N 120 18 02 E   RTI b20 Nov 1-Febr 28

* probably jammed by China mainland.
15320 * R.TAIWAN INT. 0300-0400 1234567 English 100kW 225degr azi
Paochung TWN  23 43 34N 120 18 02 E   RTI b20

and Indonesian sce too
12100  R.TAIWAN INT. 1120-1140 1234567 English 100kHz 205degr azi
Paochung TWN  23 43 34N 120 18 02 E   RTI b20

CHINA   CRI, maintenance break of RTC Technicians, shortwave transmission
center Urumqi, northwestern China near Russian border.

Note CRI German service on shortwave

Dear listeners:
For technical reasons, from 16. Nov. to 10. Dec. our broadcast cannot be
received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. CET {18-19 UT} on the 9615 kHz frequency
and from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. CET {06-08 UTC} on the 17615 kHz frequency.

The broadcasts on the frequencies 6160 kHz, 7395 kHz and 17720 kHz
remain unchanged. We ask for your understanding.
German editing of CRI. 13 Nov 2020

Aus technischen Gruenden ist vom 16. Nov. bis 10. Dez. unsere Sendung
von 19 Uhr bis 21 Uhr MEZ auf der Freqenz 9615 kHz
und von 7 Uhr bis 9 Uhr MEZ auf der Freqenz 17615 kHz nicht zu empfangen

Die Sendungen auf den Freqenzen 6160 kHz, 7395 kHz sowie 17720 kHz
bleiben unveraendert. Wir bitten um Ihr Verstaendnis.

SW maintenance work RTC Urumqi SW center,
possibly 308 degrees curtain antennas ONLY ?
possible frequencies that are affected by maintenance work:

 7250 0100 0200 41                  URU 500 212 Chn CHN CRI RTC
 9825 0200 0300 41                  URU 500 212 Chn CHN CRI RTC
11710 0300 0400 30S                 URU 500 270 Rus CHN CRI RTC
15665 0400 0500 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
15665 0500 0600 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
17615 0600 0800 28NW                URU 500 308 Deu CHN CRI RTC
15665 0800 0900 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
15665 0900 1000 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
17570 0900 1000 28N                 URU 500 308 Eng CHN CRI RTC
15525 0900 1100 41                  URU 500 212 Chn CHN CRI RTC
11650 1100 1300 41                  URU 500 212 Eng CHN CRI RTC

 9520 1200 1300 39S,40N             URU 500 270 Chn CHN CRI RTC
 9685 1200 1300 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
13790 1200 1300 27-29               URU 500 308 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 7265 1300 1400 41                  URU 500 212 Hin CHN CRI RTC
 9520 1300 1400 39S,40N             URU 500 270 Chn CHN CRI RTC
13790 1300 1400 27-29               URU 500 308 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 6100 1400 1500 39S,40N             URU 500 270 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 7300 1400 1500 41                  URU 500 212 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 9460 1400 1500 41                  URU 500 212 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 9520 1400 1500 39S,40N             URU 500 270 Chn CHN CRI RTC
 9795 1400 1500 27-29               URU 500 308 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 6165 1500 1530 40                  URU 500 270 Fas CHN CRI RTC
 6180 1500 1600 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
 7225 1500 1600 41                  URU 500 212 Hin CHN CRI RTC
 7395 1500 1600 41                  URU 500 212 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 9720 1500 1600 39S,40N             URU 500 270 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 6165 1530 1600 40E,41NW            URU 500 270 Pus CHN CRI RTC

 6040 1600 1700 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
 6165 1600 1700 39N                 URU 500 270 Tur CHN CRI RTC
 7325 1600 1700 53,57               URU 500 212 Hak CHN CRI RTC
 7420 1600 1700 37S,38,39,40NW,46,47URU 500 270 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 6040 1700 1800 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
 7265 1700 1800 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
 7325 1700 1800 53,57               URU 500 212 Yue CHN CRI RTC
 7275 1730 1830 37S,38,39,40NW,46,47URU 500 270 Chn CHN CRI RTC
 7445 1730 1830 27-29               URU 500 308 Chn CHN CRI RTC

 6010 1800 1900 27SE                URU 500 308 Nan CHN CRI RTC
 7210 1800 1900 29,30               URU 500 308 Rus CHN CRI RTC
 9615 1800 2000 28NW                URU 500 308 Deu CHN CRI RTC
 7265 1830 1900 28SE                URU 500 308 Bul CHN CRI RTC
 6090 1900 1930 28E                 URU 500 308 Ron CHN CRI RTC
 7415 1900 1930 28NE                URU 500 308 Ces CHN CRI RTC
 9560 1900 1930 28N                 URU 500 308 Hun CHN CRI RTC
 7295 1900 2000 38-40,47E,48NW      URU 500 270 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 6090 1930 2000 28E                 URU 500 308 Ron CHN CRI RTC
 7415 1930 2000 28NE                URU 500 308 Ces CHN CRI RTC
 7265 1930 2030 27,28               URU 500 308 Epo CHN CRI RTC
 9745 1930 2030 27,28               URU 500 308 Epo CHN CRI RTC

 7325 2000 2030 28S                 URU 500 308 Srp CHN CRI RTC
 7295 2000 2100 38-40,47E,48NW      URU 500 270 Eng CHN CRI RTC
 7305 2000 2100 28N                 URU 500 308 Pol CHN CRI RTC
 9720 2030 2100 28SE                URU 500 308 Bul CHN CRI RTC
 7265 2030 2130 28SW                URU 500 308 Ita CHN CRI RTC
 7350 2030 2230 27SE                URU 500 308 Fra CHN CRI RTC
 7445 2130 2200 28N                 URU 500 308 Hun CHN CRI RTC
 7260 2200 2300 37NW                URU 500 308 Por CHN CRI RTC
 7290 2200 2300 37-40,47E,48NW      URU 500 270 Chn CHN CRI RTC
 7250 2200 2400 37NW                URU 500 308 Spa CHN CRI RTC
 7300 2300 2400 27-29               URU 500 308 Chn CHN CRI RTC
thanks to Paul in Vienna Austria for the tip.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 13)

CUBA   5990even kHz  CRI Latin America sce center at Quivican San Felipe
TITAN site of 250 kW powerful, noted English program of S=9+10dB level in
remoted SDR rx at Alberta-CAN, at 23.12 UT on Nov 23, scheduled 23-24 UT,
7.8 kHz wideband audio, and // 11980 kHz harmonic also in 25 mb, S=7.

11850even new B-20 season fq of RHC Quivican San Felipe TITAN sce towards
Brazil, SoAM, (ex11800 in A-20 season). S=9+30dB at 23.24 UT, and
accompanied by two spurs 10 kHz away distance on 11840 and 11860 kHz
latter S=7-8 or -79dBm signals.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

CUBA   11880 kHz  Nov 20 at 2239 UT, RHC English is finally on revived
time and frequency for Africa, so the B-20 sked is at last going into
effect, 3 days later than publicized and 26 days after it began for
everystation else. Only S7-S9 and noisy. Something's always wrong at
RHC.

How about Spanish? Yes, B-20 frequencies also activated including
after 2240 chex Nov 20:

11850 S=9+20dB overmodistorted ex-11800 kHz, and also the minus 10 JBA
parasite on 11840 kHz; plus 10 on 11860 kHz there is also a carrier
under the jamming needlessly continuing against no Marti. Same 11760 kHz
is also OMD. 9650 kHz has good mod, S=9+10dB blocking attempt of Guinea
to use just one frequency on the entire SW range, ex-9640 kHz and still
// weaker 9535 kHz. New 13680 kHz also on and OMD, for Europe ex-15370 kHz
or is it also ex-13740? kHz S=9+10/20dB. After 0100 UT in English look for
9700 ex-6145 kHz; after 0500 UT, 6060 kHz should be back.

9700 kHz, by 0205 UT Nov 21 on the R75 I am hearing this new RHC English
frequency with much-delayed B-20 sked going into effect, but it's only
S3-S5, much less than 6000 kHz which is S9 but undermodulated; and 9700
kHz pales by comparison with the bigsig next to it from 9690 kHz Spain.

9700 kHz, by 0333 UT Nov 21, this RHC has surged to S=9+20dB, now stronger
and with more modulation than 6000 kHz. At 0452 UT checking 9700 kHz at
Maine SDR, roughly equal collision, as predicted with Turkey in Turkish
which was already there for B-20 at 04-07 UT; but at UTwente, only TRT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Nov 20 / 21)

CUBA  9650 kHz  Sunday Nov 22 at 1442 UT, RHC has managed to get back on
new scheduled frequency, after misrunning 6950 kHz both morning and
evening yesterday, replacement for 7350 kHz. Amid 'En Contacto' with Marta
Rios, and then Prof. Arnaldo Coro Antich himself. Listened to a bit
more of it on 13740 & 13700 kHz, without spurs today. Arnie is almost
incomprehensible, babbling lickety-split   you know, this almost sounds
like he's artificially sped up.

Somewhere I have a cassette recorder with that feature, variable speed
playback, so you can compress speech and listen to something in less
time than originally, yet without raising the pitch as would happen by
simply playing a reel tape faster. Is he  really doing that in order
to cram more content into limited time available? Something's always
wrong at RHC.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Nov 22)

9650 kHz  RHC via Bejucal site, 50 kW, 110degr azimuth towards Antilles
and Trinidad target. (wb)

Radio Habana Cuba on new 9700 kHz at 0700 UT on November 21
0700-0710  6000 QVC 250 kW   10 deg to EaNoAM English & off air!
0700-0800  6060 BAU 100 kW   10 deg to EaNoAM English not on air
0700-0800  6100 BAU 100 kW  310 deg to WeNoAM English,is on air
0700-0735  9700 BAU 100 kW  340 deg to WeNoAM English & off air!
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Nov 21)

Radio Habana Cuba on new 9700 kHz at 0600 UT on November 21
0600-0700  5040 BAU 100 kW  083&263 to Carribean English not on air
0600-0700  6000 QVC 250 kW   10 deg to EaNoAM English, is on air
0600-0700  6060 BAU 100 kW   10 deg to EaNoAM English not on air
0600-0700  6100 BAU 100 kW  310 deg to WeNoAM English, is on air
0600-0700  9700 BAU 100 kW  340 deg to WeNoAM English, is on air
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 21)

Re: Radio Havana Cuba 6950 kHz AM.
Yes Chris, fair to good signal of Radio Habana Cuba via SDR Frostburg MD
1200-1600 6950 BEJ  50 kW 110 deg to SoAM Spanish, instead of 9650 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 21)

A very strong signal from RHC on 6950 kHz at 1235 UT Nov 21,
sounds // to 6000 kHz. Another screwup by the RHC technical staff, or are
they secretly pirate radio enthusiasts? :)
(Chris Smolinski-MD-USA, wor Nov 21)

What a fault by the Bejucal technicians ?
On November 21 Radio Habana Cuba at 1300 UT is on 6000 kHz, no signal
on 9650 kHz, but RHC is on Bejucal 6950 kHz towards Antilles
1200-1600 on 6950 BEJ  50 kW 110 deg to Antilles SoAm Spanish

6950even lower range side of the 41 mb, RHC not broad bandwidth,
measured in music peaks around 7.4 kHz bandwidth,
S=9+5dB -69dBm in Edmonton Alberta remote SDR rx.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 21)

CUBA   At 0655 UT heard RHC English on both remaining 6000even kHz
outlet from Quivican bcast center, latter stopped at 07.00 UT,

only 6100even from Bauta site as single fq operation this Nov 22 morning.

Announced an Arnie Coro radio hobby program in this 07-08 UT hour.

But both 6000 and 6100 kHz were totally OVERMODULATED audio,
rather only few sentences could be 'understand'.

6000 kHz 06.55 UT S=9+30dB in Alberta {Perseus ATT switch 30dB selection},
S=9+10dB in Rochester NY.
Only poor to fair signals in western Europe noted remotedly this morning.

6100 kHz at 07-08 UT, S=9+40dB in Alberta, S=9+10dB in Rochester NY,
S=9+20dB in Detroit MI, only S=7 in western Europe.

Nothing heard on 6950 kHz keyboard glitch, masterpiece of the Bejucal
technician.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 22)

CUBA   Reception of Cuban Spy Numbers Hybride mode HM01 Nov 23

Good signal via SDRs Frostburg MD; Boca Raton FL; Newton New Hempshire

xx58-xx18 and xx28-xx48 broadcasts 20 minutes; xx18-xx28 and xx48-xx52
open carrier/dead air. xx52-xx58 open carrier and change of frequency:

0458-0548 10860 BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0558-0648 10345 BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0658-0748  9330 BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0758-0848  9065 BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0858-0948  9240 BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0958-1048  9155 BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

CUBA   On November 21 Radio Habana Cuba at 1300UT is on
6000 kHz, no signal on 9650 kHz, but RHC Bejucal is on 6950 kHz

1200-1400  6100 BAU 100 kW 340 deg to WeNoAM Spanish
1200-1500  6000*QVC 250 kW non-dir to NoCeAM Spanish
1200-1500 13740 BAU 100 kW 160 deg to SoAM   Spanish
1200-1600  6950#BEJ 050 kW 110 deg to SoAM   Spanish [nom 9650]
1200-1600  9535 BEJ 100 kW 230 deg to CeAM   Spanish
1200-1600 11760 BAU 100 kW non-dir to NoCeAM Spanish
1200-1600 15140 BAU 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM   Spanish
1300-1600 15230 QVC 250 kW 305 deg to WeNoAM Spanish
1400-1600 13700 BAU 100 kW 310 deg to WeNoAM Spanish
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 21)

CUBA   Radio Havana Cuba are now using the new season English frequency
schedule posted on their website (November 2020 -> March 2021)
(e.g. heard with 9700 kHz replacing previous 6145 kHz early this morning).
However, listed 6060 kHz, which has been absent for a while, is still
not heard here:

2000-2100 15140
2200-2300 11880
2400-0100  5040
0100-0800  6000
0100-0700  9700
0500-0700  6060 {not heard on this channel}
0600-0700  5040
0600-0800  6100

<http://www.radiohc.cu/en/de-interes/frecuencias>

Each daily English hour can also be heard as a podcast (via Podcasts >
Newscast on their website: it's the whole hour of English programmes via
the Newscast link, not just the news):
<http://www.radiohc.cu/en/podcasts>

Arnie Coro has not been presenting RHC's twice-weekly "DXers Unlimited"
in recent weeks due to illness. The programme has either been absent or
scripts read by by Gerwyn Jones who said Arnie was "under the weather".
Arnie has worked at RHC since it first came on air in 1961.

Other language frequency schedules:

Spanish:
<http://www.radiohc.cu/de-interes/frecuencias>

French:
<http://www.radiohc.cu/fr/de-interes/frecuencias>

Portuguese:
<http://www.radiohc.cu/pt/de-interes/frecuencias>

Arabic:
<http://www.radiohc.cu/ar/de-interes/frecuencias>

Esperanto (Sundays only):
<http://www.radiohc.cu/eo/de-interes/frecuencias>
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup Nov )

CUBA   11530 kHz  Unidentified Number Station (Bejucal) at 1700 UT.
In Spanish w/ machine-generated woman voice, five figure number groups,
and HM-01 digital text file transfer. Audio was very echoey and low, but
we didn't have a mere open carrier like yesterday. Repeated in the next
hour on 11635 kHz. Very Good Nov 18.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor Nov 18)

9330 kHz  Unidentified Number Station (Bejucal) at 0700 UT. In Spanish w/
machine-generated woman voice, five figure number groups, and HM-01
digital text file transfer. Providing major CCI to WBCQ with religious
talk program at the moment, which was equal in signal strength.
Very Good (level) Nov 18.

10345 kHz  Unidentified Number Station (Bejucal) at 0640 UT. In progress
at tune-in w/ Spanish machine-generated woman voice, five figure number
groups, and HM-01 digital text file transfer - Very Good Nov 18.

11539 kHz  CUBA ? Numbers station - ? 1700 UT, nothing for whole hour but
open carrier. Same before the hour on 11435m and after a(1800 UT) on
11635 kHz - (level) Very Good Nov 17
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor Nov 17 / 18)

DENMARK   Radio208 and WMR Newsletter of Wed Nov 18.

Please help keeping AM radio alive - and WMR and Radio208 on the air.

Listeners of World Music Radio (WMR) and Radio208 are kindly invited to
send a donation to cover some of the costs involved with running these
two, non-commercial radio stations.

The running costs includes music royalties (450 euro per month) and
electricity costs for the four AM-transmitters (1440, 5805, 5840 and 15805
kHz). Recently the 150 Watt transmitter for 5805 kHz broke down and was
replaced with a 250 Watt transmitter. And within the next weeks, funds are
needed for setting up the aerial for the 927 kHz transmitter in
Copenhagen.

All amounts are welcome!!

Please use this link: paypal.me/worldmusicradio - or please make a bank
transfer to
Hartvig Media, Hovedvejen 17, DK 8920 Randers, Denmark.
IBAN DK1093310007162081 - SWIFT KRONDK22 (the bank is
Sparekassen Kronjylland, Mariagervej 47, DK 8920 Randers, Denmark)

Please mention, if you want your contribution to be anonymous -
please write "anon".

Thank you all so much for donations to WMR and Radio208 in late September
and October :)

A big thank you to the many supporters of WMR and Radio208 for sending
donations in the past two months.

Listening online.
Obviously you can listen to WMR and Radio208 on the good, old, analogue AM
frequencies. But in case you (sometimes) choose to listen to WMR and / or
Radio208 online - then you can support by listening online using other
platforms than those at the Radio208 and WMR web sites.

For instance you may like to use the site:
radio.garden - find Copenhagen, Denmark -
and select WMR and/or Radio208 as your favourite station(s).
Radio.garden is also available as an app for your mobile phone.

You can also use raddio.net - the direct links are
<https://raddio.net/331768-world-music-radio/>   and
<https://raddio.net/331831-radio208/>

At these two sites you can see a list of the tracks played. And if you
give 'thumps up' to WMR and / or Radio208 at this and other platforms;
that would he very welcome :)

Lyttere i Danmark anbefales at bruge
<http://www.mereradio.dk>  - find WMR under W og Radio208 under
R. Mere.radio findes ogsa som en app. Tryk pa hjertet for at gemme som
favorit-station!

Transmitter situation.
WMR:
- The exact place for the aerial for 927 kHz has been agreed upon with the
land owner, the aerial "mast" and the concrete footing have been
purchased.

The transmitter was already purchased some time ago.
The site is some 100m from the Radio208 aerial on 5805 kHz in Hvidovre,
Copenhagen.
Hopefully 927 kHz and 5805 kHz signals will coexist without any problems.

- The 5840 kHz transmitter in Bramming is still running at 100 Watts.
There are more issues with the 500 Watts PA and the engineer working on
this is busy with many other tasks. So it will probably be some time
before WMR can be heard with 500 Watts on 5840 kHz.

- 15805 kHz from Randers is on the air every Saturday and Sunday 07-20 UT
with 200 Watts into a 3 element yagi antenna. Runs very well - good audio
if listeners use AM mode (poor audio if using ECSS/SAM or LSB/USB modes).

Propagates well into Southern Europe and Northern Africa, and can also be
heard at times in Russia, the Middle East, Northeastern North America and
South America. Reception in Central Europe is less good at this time of
the year.

Radio208:
- Radio208 has been running fine with 500 Watt from Ishoj on 1440 kHz with
the new cooling system which was installed in the old CCA transmitter on
September 24th.

- The low modulation on 5805 kHz (150 Watts) from Hvidovre was fixed on
September 29th, but on October 22nd the 150W transmitter had a malfunction
and was taken off air. A new 250 Watt transmitter was put into use on
5805 kHz on November 3rd. The modulation and compression is a bit on the
weak side, but the sound is ok, when signal strength is sufficient.

- Sometimes the connection from the studio to the transmitters in Ishoj
and Hvidovre breaks down. When this happens instrumental guitar is aired
(from the DEVA device used at both sites). We are considering how to
overcome this problem.

WMR painting for your wall.
Now one WMR listener has a unique opportunity of getting this beautiful
50x60 cm painting. It is created on linen canvas. It is primed with Gesso
Hemico colours, painted with Schminke and Pebeo Studio acrylic paint,
airbrush Model Air colours, and vanished with Super Fine Anti-UV Varnish.

This painting is now put up for auction. Starting bid is at 250 euro, and
it will be sold to the highest bidder. There will be no extra cost, so
shipping is free for the lucky winner of the auction. If you are
interested in taking part in this auction you must write to
<wmr -at- wmr.dk>  no later than Sunday November 22nd 2020.

Then you will get further details Monday. Bidders and the winner will
remain anonymous; only the country in which the winner resides will be
mentioned.

Radio208 t-shirt and WMR mouse pad.
Coming soon is a web shop at wmr.dk and radio208.dk where you will be able
to buy t-shirts, mouse pads, mugs etc. Hopefully ready by early December.

Best 73s and good listening,
Stig Hartvig Nielsen,
<http://www.wmr.radio/>    World Music Radio
<http://www.radio208.dk/>  Radio208          (Hartvig Media, Nov 18)

ECUADOR   6050 kHz  HCJB - Pichincha, at 0027 UT Nov 16. fair signal
0027 UT playing El Condor Pasa by campesino street group with accoustic
guitars, very rustic sounding, off key and charming. 0029 UT ID by OM in
SS and QQ, f/by solo on pinkillo to open next pgm, preacher in QQ.

6050 kHz HCJB Pichincha, 0028 UT Nov 18. good signal 0028 UT with, again,
that funky version of El Condor Pasa sung by group of street musicians
and a couple beat-up acoustic guitars. Followed, again, by whistle / flute
solo and then 0030 UT beginning of QQ pgm.
(Ralph Perry-IL-USA, NASWA Flashsheet via wor Nov 23)

E'sWATINI   {Swaziland ex}  Log of Nov 21:

11659.971 kHz TWR Manzini Swaziland in Amharic, fast machine gun prayer
sound, at 17.26 UT, S=9+20dB in central Europe. 12.4 kHz bandwidth signal.

9379.978  kHz TWR Manzini Swaziland in Turkana language only on Sats,
other days in Swahili language at 17.50 UT, S=9+25dB in central Europe.

9499.974  kHz TWR Manzini Swaziland, English language sermon on Israel
theme, S=9+30dB in central Europe at 18.05 UT on Nov 21.

6129.986  kHz TWR Manzini Swaziland in Chokwe language only on Sats,
other days in Umbuntu language at 19.04 UT, S=9+10dB in central Europe.

But TWR Manzini Swaziland is always ODD fq on all their outlets.

see Perseus Userlist 1 frequency database in B-20:
9500  1802-1847  SWZ TWR Africa   Eng Manzini  7
9500  1802-1902  SWZ TWR Africa   Eng Manzini  1
9500  1802-1902  SWZ TWR Africa   Ara Manzini  23456

recently noted 30 Hertz fq less
9499.970 SWZ  TWR Africa E'swatini Manzini site, much odd frequency,
need to be aligned exactly now at Manzini SWZ bcast center.
S=6-7 sidelobe, at 18.26 UT.

Zach, use
<http://www.df8ry.de/htmlde/csvub/URLs.htm>

<http://www1.m2.mediacat.ne.jp/binews/us/ncb20.zip>

and download latest actual
B-20 database and userlist's for Perseus server.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 21)

E'sWATINI   {Swaziland ex}  9499.975 kHz in Arabic at 1817 UT.

9499.975 in Arabic at 1817 UT with -46 / 79bm signal with ID that seems
CRI-[sic] but program shows religion.

Please listen  <https://app.box.com/s/e45nehzw1tsu413tj43ju2gp3uxyi19e>

<https://sites.google.com/site/zliangas/sdr>
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, hcdx Nov 21)

Re:  9499.975 kHz odd fq in Arabic language at 1817 UT.

Excellent China Mainland technicians seldom aligned ODD minus 25 Hertz
FQ on international Arabic sce range, -- only such behavior on some
domestic rural area in Himalaya or western China happened.

But TWR Manzini Swaziland is always ODD fq on all their outlets.

see Perseus Userlist 1 frequency database in B-20:
9500  1802-1847  SWZ TWR Africa   Eng Manzini  7
9500  1802-1902  SWZ TWR Africa   Eng Manzini  1
9500  1802-1902  SWZ TWR Africa   Ara Manzini  23456

recently noted 30 Hertz fq less
9499.970 SWZ  TWR Africa E'swatini Manzini site, much odd frequency,
         need to be aligned exactly now at Manzini SWZ bcast center.
         S=6-7 sidelobe, at 18.26 UT.

Zach, use
<http://www.df8ry.de/htmlde/csvub/URLs.htm>

<http://www1.m2.mediacat.ne.jp/binews/us/ncb20.zip>

and download latest actual
B-20 database and userlist's for Perseus server.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 21)

ETHIOPIA/TIGRAY   Heute - am 14. Nov. in den Hauptnachrichten bestuerzende
Meldungen aus der ETH Provinz Tigray, Mekele.

Nach dem es in 2018 zur Beruhigung in ETH von der neuen Zentralregierung
und aufgrund dem Friedensvertrag zwischen ETH und mit Eritrea gekommen
war,

zuendeln jetzt in der dortigen Grenzregion die Tigray Volkskaempfer,
warum ?,
weil sie die Macht gelassen haben ?

Jedenfalls waren meine Empfangsversuche zuletzt auf der Tigray Frequenz
Gedja 5950 kHz immer negativ ausgefallen.

hjb, sind die Tigray Muslimisch gepraegt?
und im Kontrast zu den kirchlich gepraegten Zentral-Aethiopiern.

Was weisst Du ueber die Kraefteverhaeltnisse im Grenzgebiet zu Eritrea ?
(wb)

hjb:
wir haben wohl wieder mal den Fall, dass ein Friedens-nobelpreistraeger
als Realpolitiker doch zu Waffen greift.
(vgl. Obama und die Drohnen...)

Umgekehrt scheint es wohl tatsaechlich so zu sein, dass die Tigray-
Politiker einen Machtverlust erlitten haben und sich mit einem
"Unabhaengigkeitskrieg" zurueckmelden. Die historische politische Staerke
im Machtspiel Aethiopiens geht auch meiner Erinnerung nach auf die
zentrale Rolle beim Sturz des DERG-Regimes zurueck. Das zeigte sich
meiner Erinnerung nach auch in der weiteren Existenz ihres Befreiungs-
senders, bevor die 100-kW-Sender bei Addis Abeba Gedja aufgestellt wurden.

Die Idee, Aethiopien nach Hauptethnien zu gliedern und sie so zu
befried(ig)en, hat erkennbar nicht funktioniert. Da ist zunaechst der alte
Konflikt Amharen vs. Oromo, der sich jetzt am Hauptstadtgebiet zeigt, dann
auch die Somali-Frage ("Gross-Somalia") und offenbar auch das Selbst-
bewusstsein der Tigre. Religioes konnotiert ist der aktuelle Konflikt
wohl nicht, denn laut wikipedia waeren auch die Tigre aethiopische
Christen. Anders waere das bei den Somali.

Bezueglich der aethiopischen Kurzwellen. Gemeinsam mit Anker Petersen, dem
ich fuer seine Surveys zuarbeite, glaube ich, dass 5950 kHz wohl schon vor
dem militaerischen Konflikt in Europa unhoerbar war. Ich hatte bei meinem
Monitoring-Report schon mitgeteilt, dass diese Frequenz schwaecher zu
hoeren war als die anderen Kurzwellen. Andererseits haben wir aus
Interferenzgruenden auch die uebrigen Kurzwellen ausser 6090 kHz nicht
beobachtet.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener, Nuremberg, Germany; via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 15)

In den letzten Monaten wurden nur noch die zwei ETH Stationen
6090 ETH Radio Amhara            Amharic aus Addis Ababa Gedja
6110 ETH R. Fana                 Amharic and Oromo aus   Gedja
gehoert.

5940 ETH R.Deegaanka Soomaalida  Somali  aus Jijiga
5950 ETH VO Tigray Revolution    Tigre   aus Addis Ababa Gedja
6030 ETH Radio Oromiya           Afar    aus Addis Ababa Gedja
wurden nicht mehr gehoert. wb.

GEORGIA  {ABKHAZIA}  Georgian Public Broadcaster Tbilisi-based Georgian
Public Broadcaster (GPB) is the public broadcasting service in Georgia.

GPB operates two radio channels:
Sakartvelos Radio - Pirveli Radio and
Radio Ori - Kartuli Radio, both on FM. The Radio Georgia foreign service
was closed in 2005.

Abkhazia is a partially recognised state controlled by a separatist
government on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and the south-western
flank of the Caucasus. It considers itself an independent state, called
the Republic of Abkhazia or Aphsny.

This status is recognised by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru.
The Georgian government, the UN and the majority of the world's
governments consider Abkhazia a part of Georgia's territory, though
Georgia does not control it.

Under Georgia's official designation it is an autonomous republic, called
the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.

Abkhaz Radio (Apsua Radio) Abkhaz Radio has been on the air since 1992
broadcasting from Sukhumi, capital of the self-declared Republic of
Abkhazia in NoWeGeorgia. It broadcasts programmes in Abkhaz, Georgian
and Russian, and when not carrying its own programmes relays various
others services from the neighbouring Russian North Caucasus region.

The shortwave transmitter on 9535v kHz has not been heard recently.
Transmitter site: Sukhumi - 30 kW.

Times/UTC Days Language kHz Notes
0400-0600 Mon-Fri Abkhaz/Georgian/Russian 1350 kHz,
news in Russian at 0530-0540 UT

0500-0700 Sat/Sun Abkhaz/Georgian/Russian 1350 kHz

1500-1700 Daily   Abkhaz/Georgian/Russian 1350 kHz,
news in Russian Mon-Fri 1510-1520 UT

Note: All times vary, usually before sign-on Avto Radio, Moscow,
is heard in Russian for 10-20 minutes, eg from Mon-Fr 0350 UT,
Sat/Sun 0450 UT, daily 1450 UT.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, RUSdx Nov 8)

Apsua Radio Abkhazia, Radio Sokhum 1350 kHz, 30 kW at
42 59 18.03 N 41 03 57.73 E

<https://goo.gl/maps/LV7RXosGoPYy646p8>

<https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CCQ3N2R7SB>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=53d429f4-24f0-461c-a3da-
f2095a60f306&cp=42.988466~41.064872&lvl=18&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

GERMANY   Radio60! is on the air via MBR Nauen, November 14:

1100-1400 6045 NAU 100 kW 233 deg to WeEUR English/Dutch Sat
Good signal in Sofia and very good via SDR Heimiswil, Switzerland

The next transmission of Radio60! via Media Broadcast Nauen will be

1100-1400 6045 NAU 100 kW 233 deg to WeEUR En/Dutch Saturday, Jan 2.
The next transmission of Studio 52 Radio Group via Media Broadcast
Nauen will be
1200-1400 5990 NAU 100 kW 233 deg to WeEUR English/Dutch Friday, Jan 1
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 14)

Bei MBR FMO Cologne Germany sieht die Einmietung solchermassen aus

6045 $ 0900 1000 27E,28          240 146 1       NAU 125 KBC NldEn
6095 $ 0800 1600 18SW,27,28W,37N 240 156 1234567 NAU 100 KBC NldEn
9475 $ 0800 0900 27N,28S         230 146 1       NAU 125 KBC NldEn
$ only via order ...

GERMANY   Studio52-Radiogroup. We play music for europe !!
Link zu unserem Stream / Link to our Stream.

We are a network of small hobby-radiostations in the Netherlands and
Germany. We send our program from the netherlands via our stream and
sometimes via a shortwave- transmitter.

We use the Radio60!-Streaming-Service.

On the end of this year and the begin of the new year organizes the
Studio52-Radiogroup the followed transmissions:

On the begin of the new year again run the "Studio52-Happy-New-Year-Show"
for Europe on 1th January 2021, 12:00-14:00 UT on 5990 kHz with 100 kW via
the Shortwave-Operation-Center of the Media Broadcast Nauen/Germany.

On the first Saturday of the new year on 02. January 2021 from
11:00-14:00 UT runs the next 6045-shortwave-show with the combination
Radio60! & Hitmix-Radio as guest DJ on 6045 kHz.

The technical specialty of this transmission for the specialists of our
listeners will be the "flying" change of the transmitter while the running
show at 12:05 UTC.

Because of organizational reasons (Radio SeTa2 used this 100 kW-txr on
6095 kHz until 12:00 UTC) we will start at 11:00 UTC on 6045 kHz with a
other 125 kW-transmitter. At 12:05 UTC the 100 kW-transmitter will be run
for a few seconds // with modulation on 6045 kHz. The 125 kW-transmitter
then will be switched off and we use the 100 kW-transmitter until the end
of the transmission 14:00 UTC.

<https://studio52radiogroup.jimdofree.com/>
(Peter shortwave-D, via A-DX newsgroup Nov 14)

GERMANY/FRENCH BORDER   'Europe 1' - LW masts demolished.

The remaining two 234m tall masts at the 'Europe 1' long wave transmitter
site between Felsberg and Berus (Saar, Germany) were demolished on Tuesday
27th October at 2pm local time. After 65 years of broadcasting on
long wave the Lagardere Group had silenced the 'Europe 1' signal on 183kHz
on 31st December 2019
(see BrDXC-UK printed monthly 'Communication' magazine,
January 2020, page 57).

The two towers were built in the 1970s to serve as temporary towers when
the main aerials were modified. They were then used as back-up, reserve
aerials.

Film of the final moments of the masts (from Ben Crsm on Facebook) is at:
<https://www.facebook.com/1584162249/videos/10221143801336350/>
(via BrDXC-UK Nov 14)

INDIA   1314 kHz  AIR Bhuj not shutting down.

The MW transmitter of AIR Bhuj on 1314 kHz which was scheduled to be shut
down this week will be kept on air for the time being due to the protests
and representations made.

The same is case with AIR Gorakhpur 909 kHz. Though their  old 100 kW
transmitter was decommissioned last Saturday, services will now continue
with a 10 kW mobile transmitter on same frequency.

The 2x100 kW transmitters of AIR Alappuzha 576 kHz also could not be shut
down last month due to protests from various quarters.

Now AIR is finding it difficult to shut down old MW transmitters due to
heavy protests from  Politicians, AIR Staff and of course the
Listeners !  Hopefully broadcasts on old MW transmitters will continue
till their natural death unless some "drastic" actions is taken by the
concerned authorities (Prasar Bharathi).
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Nov 24)

IRAN   6040.004 kHz VoIRI Tehran in English, via Sirjan site, S=9+20dB at
20.04 UT on Nov 23. Three strings of buzzy strings send out of 100, 200,
and 300 Hertz distance apart, better de-modulation on Perseus SDR rx when
bandwidth set to 9 - 12 kHz.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

IRAN  {non}  SAUDI ARABIA/U.K./ARMENIA/UZBEKISTAN

6270 11550 kHz  The Saudi Arabia financed broadcaster 'Iran International'
from London-U.K. in Persian language, has been heard loud and clear in
Austria on

 6270 kHz via CJSC Yerevan Gavar Armenia relay bcast center.
11550 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan bcast center;
Tashkent Shortwave Transmitting Station.

At 21 UTC, 12 minutes of news come in, followed by 3 minutes Station
announcements. In addition to Iranian (pop) music, - of course
Contributions critical of Iran.
Who knows if the broadcaster also confirms reception reports?

I have found out the following e-mail addresses, whether they can be used
I don't know (yet):

<info -at- iranintl.com>
and
<info -at- volantmedia.net>
Volant Media is the London company behind it.
(Harald Suess-AUT, A-DX newsgroup Nov 11)

KOREA  D.P.R.  6170.091 kHz  Voice of Korea from Kujang site, Russian sce,
shrill lady singer vocies heard sung performance, S=9 signal noted here in
central Europe. At 15.13 UT on Nov 23.

12015.005  Voice of Korea - KCBS Korean from Kujang site at 23.26 UT, fair
S=7 signal in Edmonton Alberta-CAN. Nearly co-channel of odd 12018.674 kHz
Voice of Vietnam in Indonesian from Son Tay site, close-down at 23.27 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

KOREA REP OF  (SOUTH)
B20 schedule for KBS World Radio, Seoul, in English
(note new 11810 to Europe from 1500-1700)

0200-0300 SoAM    9580     0800-1030 SoEaAS  9770
1300-1400 NoAM   15575     1300-1400 SoEaAS  9570
1400-1600 SoAS    9630     1500-1700 EUR     9515 - not 11810 -
1600-1700 SoEaAS  9640     2200-2300 EUR    11810
(KBS web site; via BrDXC-UK Nov 14)

KOREA REP OF  {SOUTH}   Nov 23 (Monday) observed frequencies:
VOP: 3480 (best reception) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600 kHz,
at 1048 UT;
no change for the second consecutive week!

VOH: 3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095 kHz, at 1055 UT;
all frequencies changed today.

Voice of Freedom: 5920 kHz, at 1100 UT, with fair reception (no jamming);
start of program "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea).
The super jamming from North Korea was still heard on 6045 kHz, while
6135 kHz was a clear frequency with no jamming.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wor and direct Nov 23)

QSL 1566 kHz HLAZ / FEBC-Korea (KOR) - e-QSL 21.00 UT on 17-Nov-2020.
received on 18-Nov 2020.
Blog:  <http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2020/11/hlaz.html>
(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersburg-RUS "rusdxplus" & "deneb-radio-dx"
via RUSdx #1108 Nov 22)

Received an eQSL from HLAZ after a reminder. And also a letter saying that
they don't send regular cards now because of the pandemic. Although they
haven't sent regular cards in the last 2 or more years either ;) or not?
E-mail:  <chungsookorea -at- gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Varzin,
Thank you for submitting your Reception report to us. Your report means
a great deal to our ministry. Thank you also for your interest in our
broadcast. My apologies for the delay.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, post office won't accept regular inter-
national mails. There are other means, but it costs over US$20.00. So we
don't send regular QSL cards these days. Instead, we created the attached
eQSL for your report. You can print it yourself. We hope you enjoy it and
thank you for your understanding in advance!

God bless you! Stay strong and healthy!
Sincerely,
Chung Soo Kim
Manager of International Relations
Far East Broadcasting Company - Korea
Mail address: MPO Box 88, Seoul 04067, South Korea
Loc.: 56 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04067, Republic of Korea. East Asia

You can view it here  <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/11/hlaz.html>
(Viktor Varzin, Leningradskaya oblast, Kommunar-RUS "deneb-radio-dx"
& "open-dx; via RUSdx #1108 Nov 22)

KUWAIT   9535even  US  AGM  Kuwait al-Dschahra suburb bcast center,
RFA program in Tibetan at 23.39 UT on Nov 16, S=9+35dB in New Delhi India.
Channel NOT JAMMED by China mainland security organization this Central
Asian morning.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16)

MADAGASCAR  {CANADA}  In BVB schedule in bcdx#1446 a traditional mistake
about tip on BVB Far East Prgr: 1230-1245 UT on 1st & 3rd Sundays on
21480 kHz MDG - the progr is in Bahasa and not in English - confirmed by
listening to for decades: see also in BVB schedule.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

MALI   11975even Powerful S=9+15dB signal in Mandarin Chinese heard in
Alberta-CAN at 23.28 UT. CRI African relay from Bamako Mali center,
scheduled 22.30-24.00 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

MEXICO/CHINA   6184.972  XEPPM Radio Educacion from Mexico D.F. noted even
early in western Europe, but suffered heavy by CRI Mongolian sce from Xian
site at 23.09 UT on Nov 23.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

MOLDOVA   {Pridnestrovie / Transnistria}   11530 kHz Denge Welat Kurdish.
QSL received: 11530 kHz via Chisinau Grigoriopol Pridnestrovie.

<https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2860171450894552&set=gm.4058825350800
089>

(RFP ? via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1107 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 15)

MOLDOVA  {Pridnestrovie / Transnistria}  11530 kHz
{OPPOSITION to Osmanic Empire / Turkey, wb.}
Radyo Denge Welat, via Kishinev{old USSR ITU location term 60 years back,
now rather Grigoriopol Maiac site, wb.}, 1326 UT, Nov 17.

wow, what a signal today at 1326 UT check. OM singing quaint a cappella
ME folk song with sound of children in background then into speech at
1327 UT. Then seems quick clip from a soccer match, live play-by-play. At
1329 UT into modern pop mx with lush instl backing theme mx 1329 UT,
f/by YL at 1330 UT and continuation of theme song. Enormous signal.
Lots of fun.
(Ralph Perry-IL-USA, NASWA Flashsheet via wor Nov 23)

MONGOLIA   Voice of Mongolia MNG, e-QSL 12085 kHz, 10.30 UT 09-Nov-2020
received 12-Nov-2020. Thank you to Igor Kolka (Moscow) for clarifying the
current e-mail of the Japanese VOM service. Blog:

<http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2020/11/voice-of-mongolia.html>

(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersburg-RUS, "rusdxplus" via
RUSdx #1107 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 15)

MNG 12084.876  Nov 21  09.37 UT, Nov 21,
12085 kHz
0900-0928  MNG VOICE OF MONGOLIA  Eng   Ulaanbaatar
0928-1000  MNG VOICE OF MONGOLIA  Mon   Ulaanbaatar
1000-1030  MNG VOICE OF MONGOLIA  Chi   Ulaanbaatar
1030-1100  MNG VOICE OF MONGOLIA  Jap   Ulaanbaatar
check also via Hong Kong KiwiNet server
<http://vr2bg.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/>

MNG 12014.845  Nov 20  14.57 UT, and nearby - be carefull tuning :
KRE 12015.004  15.01 UT, Voice of Korea Kujang Japanese, S=7 in Hiroshima
               and Japan, 25 mb in winter season is too high. Nat Hymn at
               15.01:20 UTC.
VTN 12018.650  11.04 UT Nov 20 Japanese // 9839.761 kHz.  (wb.)
MNG 12084.876 kHz odd fq, Nov 25, 09.30 UT Japanese, 10.00 UT Chinese,
               S=9+10dB or -66dBm. (wb)

MONGOLIA    QSL  Voice of Mongolia
A new e-QSL card has been received from the Japanese section of the Voice
of Mongolia for the report dated November 17, 2020.
Card with a new picture in the design.
A good signal from the Chinese program was heard in Saratov.
<http://freerutube.info/2020/11/05/e-qsl-voice-of-mongolia-oktyabr-2020-
goda/>
(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS / "rusdxplus"; via RUSdx #1108 Nov 22)

MONGOLIA   Voice of Mongolia is not the air 12084.8 nor on
12014.8 kHz from the beginning of Winter B-20 season:

0900-0930 12084.8 U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoEaAS English
0930-1000 12084.8 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS   Mongolian
1000-1030 12084.8 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS   Chinese
1030-1100 12084.8 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS   Japanese

1400-1430 12014.8*U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoEaAS Mongolian
1430-1500 12014.8*U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1500-1530 12014.8*U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS   Japanese
1530-1600 12014.8*U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS   English

And Voice of Korea is also not the air 12015.0 kHz

1300-1357 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English
1400-1457 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French
1500-1557 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English
1600-1657 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French
1700-1750 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Korean KCBS
1800-1857 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English
1900-1957 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Spanish
2000-2057 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French
2100-2157 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English
2200-2257 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Spanish
2300-2350 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Korean KCBS

Morning transmissions 13760.0 kHz is also not the air
0700-0757 13760.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian
0800-0857 13760.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 17)

MYANMAR  [not]  Nothing noted before 24.00 UT from Myanmar Burmese centers
on various 5915v and 5985 kHz channels, for example. I guess daylight
start is at 23.30 UT ?
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16)

MYANMAR   6165 kHz  Thazin Radio, via Pyin Oo Lwin site in the North,
1430-1501* UT on Nov 16. Have not checked on this for a long time. Pleased
to find I could confirm they are still on the air. Of course CNR6 was
stronger, but definite start of the Thazin English segment at 1430 UT some
pop music; 1438-1444 UT, sounded like the news; 1444-1449 UT, more music;
1449-1454 UT, YL announcer; 1454-1500 UT, more music; 1500 UT, closing
announcement; 1501* UT; unfortunately China had non-stop music, making it
extremely hard to make out much in the way of good Myanmar details.

Without music QRM, might have been able to get better details? My local
sunrise was at 1446 UT. Will have to do more monitoring here for this
time period.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, Nov 16)

Ron, traced Myanmar / Thazin Radio from Burma in past B-20 weeks widely,
but unfortunatelly Burmese Radio is limited these days with a narrow-gauge
broadcast plan in the air.

Even remote RX unit access at New Delhi India, and Victor 4S7VK's  Perseus
server monitoring access, failed much Myanmar reception in past weeks.
Only heard regularly UTC afternoon sce of 5985 kHz at Yangoon, former
capital site {suffer by B-20 CRI Swahili all-African sce co-channel now}.

... and seldom on v5914 kHz from Naypyidaw seat of government of central
Burma on air, seldom or never heard on 7345, nor 9590, nor 9730 these
days, maybe they reduced the transmitter power these day. (wb)

NETHERLANDS   Registered B20 schedules for licensed Dutch low power
SW stations
Mike Radio, Heerde: 0600-1200 Sun on 6195 kHz
                    1600-2400 Wed/Fri/Sat on 3940 kHz
Radio Onda, Margraten: 0000-2400 on 6140 in Portuguese
                       [but still heard on 5940 on 1 Nov - Dave Kenny]
Radio Piepzender, Zwolle: 1600-2400 daily on 3920 kHz (alt 15880)
Radio Delta International, Elburg 0700-1800 Thu-Sat 6020 kHz
                                  2100-0200 Fri/Sat 6005 kHz.
NB these are registrations not necessarily actual airtime.

Radio Classic Sunday is now on the air the last Sunday of the month
from 1800-2100 UT on 3920 kHz via Radio Piepzender.

The last broadcast was on 25 October and the next will be on 29 Nov.
<https://www.radioclassicsunday.com/>  (MM, AD)
(via BrDXC-UK Nov 14)

NEW ZEALAND   11725.008 kHz 'R NZ Pacific' - called sce, from Rangitaiki
bcast originate S=9+20dB in Alberta-CAN, at 12.24 UT, phone interview
by female presenter.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16)

NIGERIA   11769.894 kHz, Nov 15 at 1448 ut, JBA carrier, presumed VON
perpetually off-frequency-minus from every channel, but was not expecting
it on air this early; often noted later in UT day, insufficiently.
Aoki/NDXC and EiBi both ignore its signature offfrequenciness, showing it
start at 1500 UT with Swahili. HFCC pretends VON is non-existent since
stations must pay to participate.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Nov 15)

NIGERIA   11769.88 kHz  Voice of Nigeria (tent); 2027-2036+ UT, Nov 24;
Features in LL (listed Hausa) separated by flute & drum bumpers;
heard one mention of Nigeria. Copiable S7 peaks o/QRM + hum.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, wor Nov 25)

RUSSIA   The Russian part of the Caucasus includes Krasnodar Krai,
Stavropol Krai, and the autonomous republics of Adygea, Karachay-
Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Chechnya, and
Dagestan. All domestic broadcasting in the region is now on FM only, with
all mediumwave outlets now closed. There is a shortwave service that
originates from studios Adygeya for the Circassian ethnic minority in the
Near and Middle East.

External broadcasting on shortwave.
GTRK Adygeya broadcasts a shortwave programme for the Circassian ethnic
minority in the Near and Middle East.

Transmitter site: Krasnodar - 100 kW. Times/UTC Days Language kHz
1800-1900 Mon Adygeyan 6000 kHz
1800-1900 Fri Adygeyan/Arabic/Turkish 6000 kHz
1900-2000 Sun Adygeyan 6000 kHz.

( <http://bdxc.org.uk/mideast.pdf>
Middle East & Caucasus on Mediumwave and Shortwave.

A comprehensive guide to short and mediumwave radio stations in the Middle
East and Caucasus. In country order, pdf format. Updated for B20 schedules

Compiled by Tony Rogers with thanks to Dave Kenny, Alan Pennington and
members of the BrDXC-UK, via RUSdx #1107 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 15)

TAIWAN   7200 kHz, National Unity Radio, via Tamshui Taipei site,
at 1145-1152 UT on Saturday Nov 21.

KiwiNet Server direction finding TDoA in Far East, centered
at Tamshui-TWN site:

TDoA  screenshot download free access

<https://app.box.com/s/fotht8av2jeejxs7xbjcse0f26scwpmq>

<https://app.box.com/s/z5zokefc37d2ntqxjej7o0gjjvwqko3j>

European Bandwatch of radio amateurs has started the ITU investigation.
INTRUDERALERT mailing list
<http://iaru-r1.org/mailman/listinfo/intruderalert_iaru-r1.org>

<https://www.iaru-r1.org/spectrum/link-to-rrs/>

re 'border' frequency 7200 kHz usage next to amateur radio band
7000 - 7200 kHz. 1st bcast channel upper side is 7205 kHz in upper range.

ITU Radio Regulations
<https://www.itu.int/pub/R-REG-RR-2020>

<http://handle.itu.int/11.1002/pub/814b0c44-en

The Radio Regulations, Edition of 2020, contains the complete texts of the
Radio Regulations adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference of
1995 (WRC-95) and reviewed by the subsequent World Radiocommunication
Conferences:

WRC-97 (Geneva, 1997), WRC-2000 (Istanbul, 2000), WRC-03 (Geneva, 2003),
WRC-07 (Geneva, 2007), WRC-12 (Geneva, 2012), WRC-15 (Geneva, 2015) and
WRC-19 (Sharm el-Sheik, 2019). As per a 2013 Council decision, the pdf
versions are now posted free of charge, and can be accessed via MyITU,
where pre-orders for hard-copies or DVDs can also be made for deliveries
as early as November 2020.

<https://www.iaru-r1.org/spectrum/monitoring-system/>

<https://www.iaru-r1.org/about-us/committees-and-working-groups/iarums/>

RR 4.5
"The frequency assigned to a station of a given service shall be
separated from the limits of the band allocated to this service in such a
way that, taking account of the frequency band assigned to a station, no
harmful interference is caused to services to which frequency bands
immediately adjoining are allocated."
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 21)

TAIWAN  [exTajikistan]  7200 kHz, National Unity Radio today Nov 21
via KiwiNet receivers.

Hi Wolfie, Nov 23, heard 'National Unity Radio', still on 7200 kHz.
1111 UT. Also later at 1143 UT, with very brief English language lesson;
about a one minute spot; started and ended with the pop song "ABC" by the
Jackson 5; "I really enjoyed the meal"; still with schedule of 1100-1258;
my brief audio
<https://bit.ly/3lVMxbe>

They have not changed their frequency, so I hope the ITU investigation is
successful, as I imagine no amateur radio operator could compete with
NUR's strong signal.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wor Nov 23)

TAJIKISTAN    New frequencies of Voice of Tibet, November 13

1300-1305 NF 9864 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9899
1305-1310 NF 9886 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9891
1310-1330 NF 9899 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9884
1330-1335 NF 9894 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9876
1330-1335 NF 9864 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan unchanged
1335-1340 NF 9876 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9886
1335-1400 NF 9814 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan unchanged
1340-1400 NF 9864 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9894
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, direct and hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Nov 13)

TAJIKISTAN    Cancelled frequencies of Radio Free Asia
0030-0130  7540 DB  200 kW 125 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1230-1330  9350 DB  200 kW 125 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1330-1400  9380 DB  200 kW 125 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, direct and RUSdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Nov 22)

TAJIKISTAN/KUWAIT/MARIANA ISL {Saipan, Tinian}/PHILIPPINES/THAILAND

VoA and RFA Burmese in B-20 season:
VoA  0000   1575BAK   6150UDO   9335PHT   9380PHT
RFA  0030   7510TJK   9510TIN
VoA  0130   9355UDO  11820PHT  15110PHT
VoA  1200  11965PHT  15560PHT  17680PHT
RFA  1230  11795SAI  15110KWT
RFA  1330  11795KWT  12055TIN  13740TIN
RFA  1400  11795KWT  12055TIN
VoA  1430   1575BAK   9335PHT  11870PHT  15450PHT
VoA  1530   1575BAK   9335PHT  11870PHT
VoA  1600   9335PHT  11870PHT
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 17)

TURKEY   5960.004 kHz  TRT Emirler English at 310degr West European
azimuth equal signal S=7-8 at 23.18 UT in Ceylon South Asia remotedly.
Nov 16.

6185.015 kHz  TRT Emirler in Italian language noted in southern Germany
at 15.10 UT on Nov 23. S=9+30dB powerful signal.

5980.015  TRT Emirler in Turkish sce, 20.00 UT Turkish news at S=9+25dB
level, accompanied by two 100 Hertz apart distance buzz audios.

6050.005  TRT Emirler in English noted at strong S=9+35dB signal here in
western Europe, at 20.07 UT, but had heavy co-channel underneath suffer
of PBS Xizang from Lhasa Baiding site on 6050even kHz.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16 / 23)

UNITED KINGDOM  B-20 SW schedules for BBC World Service in English

BBCWS to East & Southern Africa
0400-0500 9915-mdc
0500-0600 6195-asc 12095-mdc 13860-dha
0600-0700 7445-asc 9410-sao 12095-smg 13860-mdc 15400-mdc
0700-0800 12095-sao 13860-mdc 15400-mdc 15490-smg
1500-1600 9410-sla
1600-1700 7445-mdc 12065-dha 17640-asc
1700-1800 7265-mdc 7445-mdc
1800-1900 7265-mdc 7445-mdc 9410-dha
1900-2000 6195-sao 7265-mdc 7445-mdc 9410-dha

BBCWS to West and Central Africa       BBCWS to Europe
0500-0600 5875-smg 6005-asc            0600-0700 3955-wof (drm)
0600-0700 6005-asc 7325-wof
0700-0800 7325-sao 9401-sao 9915-asc
1600-1700 17830-asc
1700-1800 15400-asc 17780-asc 17830-asc
1800-1900 9915-wof 11810-asc 15400-asc
1900-2100 11810-wof 12095-asc
2100-2200 11810-asc 12095-asc (Mon-Fri)

BBCWS to East and South East Asia
1000-1200 6195-sng 9580-sng 9900-sng 11945-sng
1200-1300 11850-sng
2200-2300 3915-sng 5890-sng 6150-pht 6195-sng 7300-sla
2300-0000 3915-sng 5890-sng 6195-sng 11825-pht

BBCWS to South Asia            BBCWS to Middle East
0000-0100 5875-erv 5970-sla    0300-0400 6195-sla 7285-sla
0100-0200 5970-erv 12095-sng   0400-0500 7285-sla 12095-sla
0800-0900 15620-sng (drm)      1500-1700 7485-sng
1200-1300 12065-sla 15310-sla  1600-1700 7485-sng
1300-1400 9410-sla 12065-sng   1700-1900 6195-sla 7485-sng
(via BrDXC-UK Nov 14)

USA   5950 kHz WRMI Okeechobee is back on air today.
5950  hobby program 'Media Network Plus', Mons only 09-10 UT in B-20,
heard Dutch language singer at 09.17 UT,
S=8-9 in remote Rochester NY, - northern US state.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16)

USA   Also noted WTWW Lebanon TN in remote SDR rx at Edmonton Alberta on
5829.988 kHz S=9+10dB signal level, sermon in English.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 22)

USA   B20 schedule for Voice of America in English on SW:
[BOTSWANA/KUWAIT/PHILIPPINES/SAO TOME/THAILAND/U.A.E./U.K.]

0300-0400 Af 4930-bot 6080-sao 9775-bot
0400-0500 Af 4930-bot(SaSu) 4960-sao 6080-sao 9775-bot
0500-0600 Af 4930-bot 6080-sao 15580-bot
0600-0700 Af 6080-sao 9550-sao 15580-bot
1130-1200 SAs 12030-pht 12125-udo 15715-udo 
          Learning English (Sat/Sun only)
1400-1500 Af 4930-bot 15580-bot 17885-bot
1500-1600 Af 4930-bot 7455-bot 15580-bot 17895-sao
1600-1630 Af 4930-bot 6080-sao 15580-bot 17895-bot
1630-1700 Af 4930-bot 6080-sao(SaSu) 15580-bot(SaSu) 17895-bot
1700-1730 Af 6080-sao 11850-kwt 15580-bot(SaSu) 17895-bot
1730-1800 Af 6080-sao 11850-sao 15580-bot 17895-bot
1800-1900 Af 4930-bot(SaSu) 11610-udo 15580-bot
1900-2000 Af 4930-bot 13590-sao 15580-bot
2000-2100 Af 4930-bot 4960-sao##(SaSu) 6195-bot 15580-bot
2100-2200 Af 6195-bot {missed 11720-grimesland nc!   gh}

B20 Schedule for VOA South Sudan in Focus
1630-1700 Af Mon-Fri 11850-dha 13865-wof 15180-sao
(via BrDXC-UK Nov 14)

USA   Updated B-20 shortwave schedule of AWR "Wavescan"
[ARMENIA/BULGARIA/GUAM/MADAGASCAR/ROMANIA/TAJIKISTAN/ZAMBIA]

0230-0300  5800 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Sun
0230-0300  7780 RMI 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Sun
0300-0330  9395 RMI 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English Sun
0430-0500  4840 WCR 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM English Sun
0600-0630  9680 LUV 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF   English Sun
0600-0630 11680 LUV 100 kW 315 deg to WeAF   English Sun
0930-1000  5950 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI   English Sun
1130-1200 15770 RMI 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Sun
1200-1230  9510 SAF 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR  English Sun
1430-1500  9955 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Sun
1530-1600  6155 DB  100 kW 125 deg to SoAS   English Sun
1600-1630  9580 ERV 300 kW 125 deg to SoAS   English Sun
1600-1630 17730 MDC 250 kW 035 deg to SoAS   English Sun
1800-1830  4965 LUV 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF   English Sun
1800-1830  6065 LUV 100 kW 315 deg to WeAF   English Sun
2200-2230 11990 SDA 100 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS English Sun
0100-0130  7780 RMI 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Mon
0230-0300  9955 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Mon
0300-0330  9395 RMI 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English Mon
0330-0400  5985 RMI 100 kW 222 deg to CeAM   English Mon
0800-0830  5850 RMI 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Mon
0800-0830  7730 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI   English Mon
1415-1445  9955 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Mon
1730-1800  4965 LUV 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF   English Mon
1730-1800  6065 LUV 100 kW 315 deg to WeAF   English Mon
0030-0100  7730 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI   English Tue
0130-0200  5010 RMI 100 kW 181 deg to CARI   English Tue
0130-0200  5850 RMI 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Tue
0130-0200  7780 RMI 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Tue
0300-0330  5800 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Tue
0430-0500  9955 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Tue
1930-2000  7290 SOF  50 kW 306 deg to WeEUR  English Tue
2330-2400  9955 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Wed
0030-0100  7730 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI   English Thu
0130-0200  5950 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI   English Thu
0130-0200  7780 RMI 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Thu
0130-0200  9395 RMI 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English Thu
0200-0230  9955 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Fri
0100-0130  7780 RMI 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Sat
0400-0430  9955 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Sat
1600-1630 17775 VOH 100 kW 100 deg to CeAM   English Sat
2300-2330  7780 RMI 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Sat
2330-2400  9955 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LaAM   English Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, direct, hcdx & wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 14)

USA   15555-USB, Nov 17 at 1545 UT, gospel huxter at S5, so WJHR Milton FL
is back! Had been missing since hurricane hit the Panhandle, and I've been
alert for it in daily bandscans across here; altho possibly was on earlier
but just not propagating.

First noted missing Sept 18 following Hurricane Sally, "The SWBC station,
or rather glorified ham rig, most likely to have been blown away by
Hurricane Sally, Milton FL near Pensacola. Seldom audible anyway. It will
be of note if anyone definitely hear it again"

to which Richard Langley replied Sept 26: "WJHR typically comes in well
here in New Brunswick-CAN. Nothing heard this afternoon (26 September)
when checked at 1724 UT, not even a weak carrier. Power doesn't appear to
be out at the 5920 Oak Manor Drive, Milton, residence according to Gulf
Power, so perhaps the antenna tower is down or there is other station
damage. Will continue to periodically check 15555 kHz
Richard Langley" (via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Nov 17)

VIETNAM   Received 7 QSL cards from the Russian editorial office of
the Voice of Vietnam in three envelopes for reports on the reception
may-October 2020.

The three stories on the cards are new to me.
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/11/blog-post_8.html>
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/11/blog-post_46.html>
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/11/blog-post_49.html>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1107 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 15)

ZAMBIA   New schedule of Voice of Hope VOH Africa from November 14
0400-0800  9680 LUV 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English Daily tx#1
0400-0800 11680 LUV 100 kW 315 deg to WeAF English Daily tx#2
1200-1400  9680 LUV 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF Swahili Daily tx#1
1400-1600  6065 LUV 100 kW 315 deg to WeAF English Daily tx#2
1400-1600  9680 LUV 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English Daily tx#1
1600-2100  4965 LUV 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English Daily tx#1
1600-2100  6065 LUV 100 kW 315 deg to WeAF English Daily tx#2

Resume morning broadcasts, adding program in Swahili & closing
the evening English a half hour earlier at 2100 UT, instead of 2130 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, direct, hcdx & wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 14)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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