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BC-DX 1376                                                 15 March 2019
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AUSTRIA   6185even  AWR Turkish via ORS Moosbrunn, S=9+40dB -36dBm
strength in remote SDR in Doha Qatar, 04.10 UT on March 11.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

BANGLADESH   Re-activated on 4750 kHz after long time absence.
Confirmed with prgr in English on 24 Febr at 1530-1558 UT.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

BHUTAN   6035 kHz  BBS Thimphu, March 12, at 1132 UT, with pop songs
("Another One Bites the Dust" sung by Queen, etc.); as usual at *1140 UT,
the sudden start of PBS Yunnan (FM99 relay), which is as usual many
times stronger than BBS. So yet another day of BBS going past 1140+ UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

BRAZIL   4885 kHz  ZYG362  Radio Clube do Para - Anannideua - Belem  PA
5 Watts. Web: <http://www.radioclubedopara.com.br/>
S=9+5dB at 04.349 UT on March 11.

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

CHINA  P.R.   CNR1 in Chinese was confirmed on 23 Febr at 1750 UT
on 6230, 6870, 7730 kHz // MW 1377 kHz (on SW for jamming of SOHope Radio)
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

CUBA   RHC DST change use trouble in March 10 to 13 ...

6100 kHz, Sunday March 10 at 0710 UT, RHC S=9+20dB in undermodoulated
Esperanto, only frequency still running. 0700 UT should have been the
DST timing, instead of 0800 UT as they have kept announcing all winter.
Now that EDT has just started, will they stay at 0700 UT?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 10)

CUBA   a real mess of intermodulations from - probably Quivican site - ?

But 'puzzled me up' tonight, at 04.45 UT on March 11.
Signals heard in remote SDR in MA-US state east coast.

Powerhouses 6000 QUI English and 6100 BAU Spanish from RHC,
why ? mixed up intermodulation
from two different bcast center sites?
Unwanted mixture signals heard, like a herd of mice?

Noted 5889.981 kHz,
strong 5899.991 (of RHC 6100 px, unclean audio mix),
5989.986 (RHC Spanish),
6199.981 (RHC English 6000),
strong 6200.003 (RHC Spanish).

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

CUBA   Full A-19 schedule of R. Habana Cuba start monitored
of 14 / 15 March 2019, in DST-part.

0000-0030 15730 BEJ 050  135 SoAm French   exQuechua
0000-0500  6000 QVC 250  010 ENAm English
0000-0500  6060 BAU 100  010 ENAm Spanish
0000-0600  6165 BAU 100  340 WNAm English
0500-0600  6000 QVC 250  010 ENAm English
0500-0600  6060 BAU 100  010 ENAm English
0500-0600  6100 BAU 100  310 WNAm English
0600-0630  6100 BAU 100  310 WNAm Esperanto  Sun only irr.

1100-1300  6150 QVC 250  305 NCAm Spanish
probably Quivican antenna HRS4/4/0.9 305degr mainlobe San Francisco CA

1100-1500  9535 BEJ 100  230 CeAm Spanish
1100-1500  9640 BEJ 050  110 Antill Spanish
1100-1500 11760 BAU 100  n-d NCAm Spanish
1100-1300 11950 BAU 100  340 WNAm Spanish
1100-1400 13780 BEJ 050  135 SoAm Spanish
1100-1500 15140 BAU 100  130 SoAM Spanish
1100-1500 15230 QVC 250  160 SoAm Spanish
{1400-1500?13700 BAU 100  315 WNAm Spanish NOT March 14 !  }

1500-1530 11760 BAU 100  n-d NCAm Spanish    Mon-Sat
1500-1630 11760 BAU 100  n-d NCAm Esperanto  Sun only
1500-1800 15140 BAU 100  010 ENAm Spanish
1530-1800 11760 BAU 100  n-d NCAm Spanish

1800-1830 15140 BAU 100  340 WNAm Arabic
1830-1900 15140 BAU 100  340 WNAm Creole
1900-2000 15140 BAU 100  340 WNAm English
1930-2000 15370 BAU 100  010 WeEu French

2000-2030 15140 BAU 100  340 WNAm French
2000-2030 15370 BAU 100  010 WeEu Portuguese

2030-2100 15370 BAU 100  010 WeEu Arabic

2100-0500  9535 BEJ 100  230 CeAm   Spanish
2100-2300  9640 BEJ 050  110 Antill Spanish
2100-0200 11760 BAU 100  n-d NCAm   Spanish
2100-0500 11840 QVC 250  170 Chile  Spanish
{2200-0500?13740 BAU 100 160 SoAm   Spanish NOT Mar 14 ! to Buenos Aires}
2100-2300 15370 BAU 100  010 WeEu   Spanish

2200-2300 11700 QVC 250  160 SoAm Portuguese
2200-2230  9720 BAU 100  130 SoAf Portuguese
2230-2300  9720 BAU 100  130 SoAf French
2230-2300 15730 BEJ 050  135 SoAm French     Mon-Sat
2230-2300 15730 BEJ 050  135 SoAM Esperanto  Sun only

2300-2400  9720 BAU 100  130 SoAf English
antenna Bauta #3, HRS4/4/0.8, 160degr minus 30degr slewed, wb.

2300-0000  6000 QVC 250  010 ENAm Spanish  Mon-Thur "Mesa Redonda" ?
2300-0400  9640 BEJ 050  110 Antill Spanish
2300-0400 11670 BAU 100  130 SoAm Spanish
2300-0500 11700 QVC 250  160 SoAm Spanish
2300-2400 11950 BAU 100  340 WNAm Spanish  Mon-Thur "Mesa Redonda" ?
2300-2330 15730 BEJ 050  135 SoAm Creole
2330-2400 15730 BEJ 050  135 SoAm Portuguese

83 and 263 degrees CT2/1/0.8
2300-2400  5040 BAU 100  n-d Cuba English
0000-0030  5040 BAU 100  n-d Cuba Creole
0030-0100  5040 BAU 100  n-d Cuba French
0100-0500  5040 BAU 100  n-d Cuba Spanish
0500-0600  5040 BAU 100  n-d Cuba English
2100-2300  5040 BAU 100  n-d Cuba Spanish

Transmitter sites:
BAU Bauta
BEJ Bejucal
QVC Titan-Quivican San Felipe.

Shortwave schedule of Radio Rebelde
0000-2400  5025 BAU 100  non-dir to Ce&SoAm Spanish

Shortwave schedule of Radio Progreso
0030-0400   4765 BEJ 050  non-dir to Cuba  Caribbean Spanish

(RHC of Nov 6, thanks to Arnaldo Coro-CUB - CO2KK -
RHC B-18 sheet file - transformed to pure text file via
wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 7,
monitored in pre-A-19 season DST part; March 13/14/15)

CUBA  B-18 DST monitored March 14/15, CRI La Habana Quivican relay Cuba:

0000-0100  5990 QVC 250 n-dir NoAM  Spanish
0000-0100 15120 QVC 250  160 SoAM   Spanish
0100-0200  6180 QVC 250   10 NoAM   English
0200-0300  6180 QVC 250   10 NoAM   Chinese
0300-0400  5990 QVC 250  305 WeNoAM English
0400-0400  5990 QVC 250  305 WeNoAM Cantonese
1200-1300  9570 QVC 250   10 NoAM   Cantonese
1300-1400  9570 QVC 250   10 NoAM   English
1400-1500 15700 QVC 250  305 WeNoAM English
1500-1600 15700 QVC 250  305 WeNoAM English
2300-2400  5990 QVC 250 n-dir NoAM  English
2300-2400 13650 QVC 250  135 SoAM   Portuguese

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, monitored in A-19 NoAM DST March 14/15)

CZECH REPUBLIC   QSL  CR 1 und CR 2.

Bestaetigen Czech Radio 1, 270 kHz & CR 2 Liblice 639 kHz, noch regulaer
mit QSL. Oder nur noch digital oder gar nicht mehr?
Wer hat diverse Erfahrungen?
(Friedhelm Wittlieb-D, A-DX ng March 4)

Und fuer die LW Topolna 270 kHz gibt es noch immer die Moeglichkeit direkt
vom Senderstandort Topolna eine Bestaetigung zu bekommen:

CRadio  <p.jochec -at- centrum.cz>

Herr Peter Jochec kann in Tschechisch und Englisch angesprochen werden.
(Harald Suess-AUT, A-DX ng March 10)

Ueber Radio Prag (Auslandsdienst) kommen QSL-Karten 
fuer MW 639 kHz und 954 kHz.
(Gerald Kallinger-AUT, A-DX ng March 5)

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA   Some log of remote SDR Doha Qatar unit,
in 04.00-04.29 UT time slot this March 11 ME morning:

All ETHiopians on air - all nearly even frequency !
not strong in Doha Qatar SDR, S=8 or -81dBm typical weakish on
same level on all channels:
5950, 6030, 6090, 6110 kHz at 0415 UT.

But much stronger both (different) Asmara Eritrea outlets in 40 meterband

7140.020 kHz  Tigre lang mens talk, S=9+15dB or -63dBm at 04.17 UT
in Doha Qatar remote SDR.

7180.019 kHz  Horn of African drums mx, VoBM in Eritrea, Amharic?,
also S=9+15dB or -63dBm at 0419 UT in Doha Qatar remote SDR.

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

GERMANY   Deutschlandfunk 151 kHz Longwave transmitter Donebach masts gone

Sprengung 363 meters tall Sendetuerme Donebach. Rund 50 Jahre praegten
die beiden Langwellensendermasten in Donebach das Bild der Region.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R97VVkG1Oik>
(via Peter Kruse-D, via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA dxld March 6)

Impressive 5-minute professional video by Media Broadcast of demolition of
the 2-tower LW site at Donebach which was for 153 kHz DLF. Dramatic music,
drone video, multiple angles of towers falling. All the guywires were
broken simultaneously. Glenn

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sender_Donebach>
<https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sender_Donebach>

INDONESIA   7289.92 kHz, Pro 1 RRI Nabire, on March 12, noted 0825-0840 UT
with unusual good signal strength, but very distorted audio; normally
I would have stayed with this till end of broadcast, but audio just
too poor.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

INDONESIA   3325 kHz  VOI via RRI Palangkaraya, 1047-1059 UT on Mar 3. In
English till 1059 UT, into Chinese; much stronger than NBC Bougainville,
also on frequency; later at 1307 UT (NBC no longer on the air), weekend
segment "Highlights of the Week," then "Today in History" (this date
in 1994, crash of Turkish Airlines flight 981, etc.); a very good day
for VOI.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld March 4)

INDONESIA   3325 kHz  Voice of Indonesia heard.

I had Voice of Indonesia during my early morning (18:36 UT) on 3325 kHz.
Heard with a commentary about 'Trump' and 'North Korea' and a variety of
music tunes including pop and some Indonesian folk, many ID's 'Voice of
Indonesia'. At 18:50 UT an ID and said 3325 kHz in Indonesian.

At 19.06 UT, heard talking about Indonesian award for the ASEAN games, was
about all I could understand but kept repeating, they had won some award
at the 'ASEAN Games'. Seems to be a magazine style program with two tracks
of a variety of songs and music in between and mentioned 'Kommentar' many
times (Commentary I think).

Reception was good and well over any noise on the frequency, say around an
S9 mostly, using a Sony ICF 2010 and 30 metre inverted V antenna.
Heard at Gunnedah NSW Australia
(nri3, dxld March 9)

IRAN   7370.004 and 7380.002 kHz  IRIB Arabic at 04.28 UT S=9+45dB
or -34dBm powerhouse signal into NE/ME Arabian peninsula at 04.29 UT
on March 11. In Doha Qatar remote SDR.

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

ITALY    Radio Catania Sicilia was heard with local nx in Italian
on 28 Febr on MW 1062 kHz from 1730 UT; at 1741 UT switched to
RAI 1 // MW 900 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

KOREA  D.P.R.   Re-activated KCBS prgr in Korean on SW 6100 kHZ
9665 kHz after few weeks in silence.
No traces from Kabul Afghanistan on 6100 kHz on 2nd March.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

KOREA  D.P.R.   KRE Livestream, fiberglass pipe access.

Ich liebe diese Musik auf 6400 kHz.
Weiss jemand ob es einen zuverlaessigen Livestream gibt?
(55 + 73!  Andreas Tschauder-D, A-DX ng March 9)

Ich nutze als einzigen Livestream aus KRE Pyongyang FM Pangsong
(Pyongyanger UKW-Rundfunk):

<http://guzei.com/online_radio/listen.php?online_radio_id=18675>

Auf Grund des Copyrights ist dies ein spezieller Livestream fuer das
Ausland ueber Russland (Glasfaserleitung ueber die Eisenbahnbruecke
Tumangang zwischen KRE und RUS im Fernen Fernen Osten).

42 24 54.49 N  130 38 27.70 E
railway bridge fiberglass pipe via bridge at
<https://goo.gl/maps/msC4XLSjQB72>

Im Inland spielt der Sender auch klassische westliche Musik abends fuer
die wenigen Auslaender im Land. Heute spielte er auch im Livestream
japanische Musik vertont von der ehemaligen Musikgruppe Pochonbo
Elektronikmusikensemble, Beispiele:

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1yfqdiU93E>
(Auftritt 1991 in Japan).

Desweiteren gibt es russische, chinesische und westliche Musik,
ebenfalls von diesem Ensemble vertont, so z. B. Aloha He, Brother Louie
( <https://tinyurl.com/yyww4ufv> ) und Jingle Bells
( <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69KY067_hpE> ).
Ich habe (natuerlich) die CDs im Original ;-) .

Total angesagt ist z. Zt. die Moranbong Band:

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

Das erste Konzert
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_sVYhdiiTc>

war ein voelliger Triumph. Ab 1:11:31 wurden sogar Disney-Melodien
gespielt. Und die kurzen Roecke waren am naechsten Tag DAS Gespraechsthema
im Land. Sieht das nach Steinzeitkommunismus aus? Ich habe jedenfalls bei
uns noch keine von westlichen Gruppen vertonte KRE-Musik gehoert...

Die Inlands- und Auslandsprogramme gibt es NICHT im Livestream, leider.

Ich hatte das 2016 bei meiner Reise in Pyongyang einem Parteimitglied
und Mitarbeiter des ZK der PdAK mitgeteilt, dass es daran Interesse
gibt, auch am Koreanischen Zentralen Fernsehen und den weiteren
3 Fernsehsendern, die wir alle im Hotel ueber Kabelfernsehen sehen
konnten.

Ebenso mein Vorschlag, das Inlandsglasfasernetz (das uebrigens bis ins
letzte Dorf fuer das hervorragende Intranet reicht) ueber die besagte
Eisenbahnbruecke mit Russland zu verbinden

<https://www.38north.org/2017/10/mwilliams100117/>

denn sonst ginge die einzige Verbindung ins Ausland ueber CHN (Sinuiju-
Dandong). Das hat man dann intern eroertert und in die Tat umgesetzt.
Das Ergebnis ist eben dieser Pyongyang FM Pangsong Livestream und
manchmal auch das Fernsehprogramm live ueber

<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ7i-yFvuzn9FbUdU77WKcA/videos>

Wie lange dauert bei uns in einem reichen und hochindustrialisierten Land
nochmal flaechendeckender Glasfaseranschluss und flaechendeckende
Mobilfunkversorgung?

Bei mir bekaemst Du dann noch eine schier unerschoepfliche Auswahl an
KRE-mx als CD (Kopien) oder mp3 (Ueberraschung... ;-) ;-) ;-)

Vy 73 + gut DX und immer eine handbreit Signal ueber'm Rauschen wuenscht
(Arnulf Piontek Berlin-D, A-DX ng March)

KUWAIT   5959.876  R Kuwait in Arabic from Kabd site. Talk by two woman.
At 0411 UT on March 11, some program like radioplay, S=9+45dB powerhouse
of -35dBm. In Doha Qatar remote SDR.

5860even  Radio Farda Persian program, phone in by male listener,
powerhouse of S=9+35dB -40dBm from IBB BBG relay Kuwait al-Dschahra
suburb, US IBB BBG VoA / RL / RFA bcast center Kuwait relay site
is  n o t  at Kabd location,
rather 43 kilometers distance apart northerly at al-Dschahra suburb
29 30 45.59 N  47 40 17.84 E  <https://goo.gl/maps/mEfcyCVssEL2>
QSL via report sent to:  <manager_kuwait [at] kuw.ibb.gov>

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

MADAGASCAR   Re: UNID 5009.91 kHz.

Enjoyable listening in recent days to Madgascar, noted on 12 March on
5009.92 kHz good level, though with some interference from maritime
talkers, so have to use LSB. Noted at 1940 UT tune in using the Kiwi SDR
at Kerala, India which also happens to be the best site now to hear Warsan
Radio {Somalia} on 7750 kHz. Music from 1945 UT through to 2000 UT ...
(Dan Robinson-USA, March 12)   often exact 5009.931 kHz, wb.1

MADAGASCAR   6180 kHz, March 9 at 0336 UT, Spanish from La Voz Alegre as
via MWV New Life Station, Mahajanga, Madagascar - is scheduled this hour
only; no sign of Portuguese from RNA; nor anything else.

Presumably if reactivated on 6180 kHz, RNA would be closing around local
midnight now, 0300 UT; while CRI Mandarin via CUBA is also there until
0300 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 9)

MALAYSIA   11665 kHz, Wai FM, on March 12. Others have recently reported
hearing this one again, but my daily monitoring has had no results until
today; at 1052 UT, definite reception; in vernacular and playing pop
songs.

9835 kHz (Sarawak FM), remains silent (no carrier or anything).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

MALI   RTC technicians seemingly refurbished Bamako relay site now
after 15 years in usage,

and both countries MLI and CHN signed a new relay site contract
for coming 10 or 15 years issue to come in A-19 from 31 March 2019 ?

11975 kHz   CRI Beijing via Bamako Mali relay site in
French language at 2155z on March 11.

11975 kHz  CRI relay Bamako Mali; 2155z UT French announcements by woman,
playing excerpts from an interview with M in French. 2215z UT
Chinese/French language lesson. Fair - Good.
(Steven Wiseblood-TX-USA, dxld March 10)

5995.000 even plus a half Hertz ...

RTM Radio Mali Bamako, the 50 kW unit heard  l o w  modulated
in French annmt and long lasting guitar mx program 22.56 to 23.02.30 UT
then French talk followed, S=7-8 or -83dBm noted here
in west European SDRs.

Much QRM by adjacent RHC Quivican TITAN San Felipe outlet
across the Atlantic on even 6000 kHz.

CRI Bamako Mali African relay site checked yesterday Monday March 11

7295even MLI  CRI Bamako in Mandarin at 23.10 UT

in BEL/GER only tiny S=4 or -98dBm,  l o w  modulated signal,
S=8 in Doha Qatar SDR unit,
S=9+5dB -68dBm in Massachusetts US state,
in New Jersey and
S=9+10dB or -63dBm in Cape Canaveral Florida too.

11975even MLI  CRI Bamako in Mandarin at 23.14 UT

11975 was tiny weak in MA at S=4-5,
S=7 or -86dBm in New Jersey,
S=8 -80dBm in Cape Canaveral FL at 23.17 UT,
S=7 or -86dBm in Doha Qatar ME.

Compared IBB BBG VoA Botswana relay transmissions at same time /
meterbands
were always a S-step stronger than Bamako Mali transmissions.

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

Re: RTM Bamako Mali switched from 9635 kHz to 5995 kHz at 1859 UT.

Better signal on 9635 kHz, low modulated 5995 kHz with a lot of
interference now, at 1904 UT, on 5990 and 6000 kHz. Vernacular comments,
ID in French: "La Radio National".
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx and dxld March 10)

5995 kHz very clear here at 2235z tune in til 2359z then adjacent channel
interference.
(Rich Ray, dxld March 11)

Re:  Radio Mali on 5995 kHz now with news and comments in English.

5995 kHz, Radio Mali, Bamako, *1801- UT on March 09, open here when closed
on 9635 kHz, at 1801 UT, Vernacular comments, African songs, at 1850 UT
news en English, mentioned "Mali", "Bamako", "West Africa", other comments
in English "Here in Mali ...", male and female, at 1903 UT more comments
in English. 433323.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx and dxld March 9)

RTM Bamako Mali also noted on 5995 kHz from 1920 UT tune from KiwiSDR in
We.Iceland (TF1VHF) - very nice signal but needed USB to clear QRM from
5990 kHz. After 1930 UT QRM got heavier from both 5990 and 6000 kHz.
The 5990 kHz station had splash 10 kHz wide making Mali a challenge.
Pgm in vernacular at 1920 UT with two men conversing then into Malian
music at 1923 to 1930 UT. At 1930 UT switched to French program with man
announcer "Ici Bamako" and into a feature program (news or commentary?)
with several men and a woman talking and what sounded like remote reports
(French). SINPO 32443.
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, dxld March 9)

RTM Bamako, Radio Mali back on SW.

As well as the CRI relay station in Bamako (thanks to Alan Roe for the
message earlier) Radio Mali's SW transmitter has also been repaired and
is back on the air today, with good audio modulation for the first time
in years.

English from Radio Mali ORTM also confirmed here from 1850-1906 UT
on 5995 kHz.

I last heard the English news from Mali back in 2008 when it was broadcast
on Saturdays at 1920 UT on 5995 kHz, but over the past 10 years the SW
modulation from Bamako has been so poor that its been impossible to
confirm it again - until today!

Very pleased to have Mali back on SW and a nice surprise to catch their
elusive weekly English broadcast again.

Radio Mali's daytime frequency 9635 kHz was confirmed from tune-in earlier
this afternoon until 1800 UT when they switched to their evening frequency
5995 kHz. From 1850-1906 UT they carried the weekly news magazine in
English.

I last heard the English news from Mali back in 2008 when it was broadcast
on Saturdays at 1920 UT on 5995 kHz, but over the past 10 years the SW
modulation from Bamako has been so poor that its been impossible to
confirm it again - until today!

Very pleased to have Mali back on SW and a nice surprise to catch their
elusive English broadcast again.

The SW schedule as per WRTH is:
9635 kHz 0800-1800 UT
5995 kHz 0555-0800 and 1800-2400 UT.
(Dave Kenny-UK, dxld March 9)

MALI/CHINA   5995 kHz. 10/3/2019, at 1854-1915 UT, Radio Mali, Bamaco-MLI,
em Frances e outras vernaculares. Musica local; 1902 UT Locutor fala, e em
seguida cantarola uma cancao, em vernacular; Locutor fala em frances e
segue-se uma cancao - Musique nationale du Mali; 1911 UT Locucao em
vernacular. Recepcao varia entre pobre a satisfatoria, 35322 a 35333.

5995 kHz. 10/3/2019, 2200-2222 UT, Radio Mali, Bamaco-MLI, em Vernacular.
Locutor em conversacao com um cidadao maliano, presumo; 2211 UT Musica
local; ID por locutora. Recepcao variando entre satisfatoria e boa,
durante o periodo da escuta, 45433 a 45444.

7295 kHz. 10/3/2019, 2307-2320 UT, China Radio International, Bamaco-MLI,
em Chines. Locucoes masculinas; 2310 UT Locucao feminina. Recepcao com bom
sinal e modulacao satisfatoria, 45433.
Nota: Escuta paralela por 15505 kHz, Bamaco, not air this time!

11640 kHz. 10/3/2019, 1815-1827 UT, China Radio International, Bamaco-MLI,
em Hauca. ID e website; 1816 UT Aula de Chines por locutor e locutora;
1825 UT Final da aula, seguida de trecho musical e IS. Recepcao otima,
45554. Nota: Escuta paralela por 13645 kHz, on-air, Bamaco, com discreta
interferencia da All India Radio em arabe, bom sinal e modulacao
satisfatoria, 44533.

11975 kHz. 10/3/2019, 2130-2200 UT, Radio Chine Internationale, Bamaco-
MLI, em Frances. O programa iniciou-se com o noticiario - Le Journal, sem
IS e sem ID, as 2131 UT; 2140 UT ID e website; Noticias continuam; 2150 UT
Uma cancao; 2157 UT Locutora em conversacao com um cineasta frances.
Recepcao satisfatoria, com bom sinal e interferencia moderada da potente
MWV-Programa Palavra Alegre, por 11965 kHz, Mahajanga-MDG, em portugues,
43433.Nota: Escuta paralela por 13630 kHz, Bamaco, recepcao boa, 45544.

13630. 10/3/2019, 1930-1957 UT, Radio Internacional da China, Bamaco-MLI,
em Portugues. IS e ID em chines e portugues; Programacao do dia; Locutora
fala as noticias; 1941 UT "Chines Dia a Dia": Aula de Chines, apresentacao
de Raimundo e sua colega; 1950 UT ID e website, seguida de uma cancao
chinesa, no segmento "Acordes do Oriente"; 1955 UT Horarios de transmissao
em portugues e o convite para assistir alguns programas da emissora
durante a semana; 1957 UT IS. Recepcao excelente, 55555. Nota: Escuta
paralela por 11640 kHz, Bamaco, excelente, tambem, 55555.

13630 kHz. 10/3/2019, 2000-2020 UT, China Radio International, Bamaco-MLI,
em Ingles. Locutor fala a ID, e em seguida, Breaking News; Uma cancao e
mais noticias. Recepcao boa, 45544. Nota: Escuta paralela por 11640 kHz,
Bamaco, recepcao boa, 45544.

13685 kHz . 10/3/2019, 1830-1852 UT, China Radio International, Bamaco-
MLI, em Arabe. IS e ID em chines e arabe; locutora fala as noticias,
presumivelmente; 1835 UT Locucoes masculina e feminina; 1843 UT Uma
cancao. Boa recepcao, 45444. Nota: Escuta paralela por 11640 kHz, Bamaco,
recepcao otima, 45554.

15505. 10/3/2019, 2230-2240 UT, China Radio International, Bamaco-MLI, em
Chines. IS e ID; 2232 UT Uma cancao chinesa; 2235 UT Locucoes masculina e
feminina. Recepcao boa, 45544. Nota: Escuta paralela por 11975 kHz,
Bamaco, sofrendo interferencia moderada da CNR1, em chines, suponho,
33533.
(Jota Xavier-BRA, hcdx and dxld March 10 / 13)

13685 kHz March 9 at 1512 UT. CRI English is JBA but same as on 15700 kHz
via Cuba; so Bamako relay is funxioning today (Earlier circa 1340 UT had
JBA carrier on 13685.7 kHz, Turkey off-frequency in Uighur).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 9)

And CRI Bamako Mali Africa relay schedule request in A-19

 7295 0800 0900 46E      BKO 100 0   925 310319 271019 Hau  MLI CRI RTC
{not on air on March 6, wb.}

 7295 2300 2400 46       BKO 100 0   925 310319 271019 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
11640 1800 1830 46E      BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Hau  MLI CRI RTC
11640 1830 1930 47E,48NW BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
11640 1930 2000 53NW     BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Por  MLI CRI RTC
11640 2000 2100 53       BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
11640 2100 2130 53       BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
11975 2130 2230 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
11975 2230 2300 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
11975 2300 2400 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
13630 1930 2000 53NW     BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Por  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2000 2100 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2100 2130 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2130 2230 53       BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
13645 1700 1800 48SW,53NWBKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Swa  MLI CRI RTC
13645 1800 1830 46E      BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Hau  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1300 1400 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1400 1500 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1500 1600 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1830 1930 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
15125 1600 1700 47E,48NW BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
15125 1700 1800 48SW,53NWBKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Swa  MLI CRI RTC
15505 2230 2300 47E,48   BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
17630 1400 1500 47E,48   BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
17630 1500 1600 47E,48   BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
17880 1300 1400 53       BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
17880 1600 1700 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Ara  MLI CRI RTC

time sorted
 7295 0800 0900 46E      BKO 100 0   925 310319 271019 Hau  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1300 1400 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
17880 1300 1400 53       BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1400 1500 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
17630 1400 1500 47E,48   BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1500 1600 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
17630 1500 1600 47E,48   BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
15125 1600 1700 47E,48NW BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
17880 1600 1700 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
13645 1700 1800 48SW,53NWBKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Swa  MLI CRI RTC
15125 1700 1800 48SW,53NWBKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Swa  MLI CRI RTC
11640 1800 1830 46E      BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Hau  MLI CRI RTC
13645 1800 1830 46E      BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Hau  MLI CRI RTC
11640 1830 1930 47E,48NW BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1830 1930 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
11640 1930 2000 53NW     BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Por  MLI CRI RTC
13630 1930 2000 53NW     BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Por  MLI CRI RTC
11640 2000 2100 53       BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2000 2100 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
11640 2100 2130 53       BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2100 2130 53       BKO 100 111 206 310319 271019 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
11975 2130 2230 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2130 2230 53       BKO 100 111 216 310319 271019 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
11975 2230 2300 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
15505 2230 2300 47E,48   BKO 100 85  206 310319 271019 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
 7295 2300 2400 46       BKO 100 0   925 310319 271019 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
11975 2300 2400 37       BKO 100 20  216 310319 271019 Chn  MLI CRI RTC

MALI/CHINA   [ALBANIA/CUBA and many other countries worldwide]
Chinese SW transmitter diaspora, BBEF Made in China TX equipment.

re:
the contract between our station and Mali had expired, (...)

The new Bamako site was erected in new China antenna design in
2003-late2004 / spring 2005 year,
til came into service in July 2005 and was reported then.
New quipment was also visible first in G.E. images of this 2004/2005 year.

So seemingly there was a 15 years contract,
came into effect between August 2003 and last {probably} til 2018,
when CRI forced to stopp their Africa/NE broadcast relay service there at
Bamako Mali,  ....  and DXers told that the world last year.

cloned SW and MW units Made in China worldwide (...),

At this era 2003 - 2005 the Beijing transmitter firm
Beijing BBEF Science & Technology Co., Ltd
erected a lot of 50 kW units in Third World countries like on lot in
African countries, the website also presents the 50 kW TX variant TBH 422

100 kW (in Albania renamed to 'SW100F'),

150 kW type manufacture called TBH 522
(in Albania renamed to 'SW100A'), somewhere also in use on reduced 100 kW

cloned SW and MW units worldwide,

by Beijing BBEF Electronics Group Co. Ltd.,
like totally new Bauta-CUB site refurbished by 6 x 100 kW
and erected a total new curtain antenna field and two NAVIS fountain like
characteristic antennas there,

Cerrik-Albania refurbished in TX and antennas,
have got 6 x 150 kW units, and an 'antenna combine switch' net
to put 2 TXs together at 300kW of power at a time.
Cerrik have got some additional SW curtain arrays in latest 2003-2004year
Made in China design,
- like seen on RTC Nanning central China site too,
Nanning MW + SW site 4x100kW 500kW, 9 curtains at
22 47 31.92 N  108 11 29.71 E   G.E. 1 Jan 2014 image,
<https://goo.gl/maps/mZaGNxA2Hzj>

Cerrik / Shijak Albania from archive in 2004/2005:
{reality is not simple, Cerrik Albania broadcast center -
refurbished 6 x BBEF Beijing transmitter -
Beijing BBEF Science & Technology Co., Ltd. formerly known as the
Beijing Broadcast Equipment Factory -, using big budget in
2004 year - uses same TX equipment, but 2x150 kW units combined to 300 kW,
at 8 vertical rows curtain arrays.
But Radio Tirana Shijak used a single 100 kW at easy dipol curtains, wb.}

And R Tirana Shijak site have got 2 x 100 kW SW txs too as a gift.
....on the inauguration of the Chinese made SW tx at Shijak Albania
on 28 Nov 2004.

{and Tirana TXs were defunct then, due of incompetence by the
Albanian technicians and dull main power delivery in Albania
some 10 years later in 2016 ... or so...}

from the archive of 2012 ref Hargeysa
[8 BBEF technician erected 7120 kHz unit in Dec 2012]:

Sale of the new Radio Hargeisa transmitter was negotiated by a Chinese
export firm, PDF Co. Ltd, of Guangong, China, and it is responsible for
the installation. Some have supposed it would be, like other SW
installations in Africa, a Chinese-made transmitter manufactured by
Beijing BBEF Electronics Group Co. Ltd.
(prior to 2000year, known as the Beijing Broadcast Equipment Factory)

This may well be so, although the BBEF website lists its overseas projects
in places like Gedja Ethiopia 100 kW, Bauta Cuba 100 kW,
Korea D.P.R.  12 TXs? at Kujang, North of Kwansang-dong
40 04 50.03 N  126 06 30.71 E
inaugurated 10 x 200 kW-combined txs,
between March 5 and March 28, 2012  etc.,
and says nothing about supplying transmitter equipment for installation in
Somaliland. I have merely suggested it MIGHT instead, be a Croatian-made
RIZ transmitter, since there is a track record of another Chinese
electronics broker in Hong Kong installing a RIZ SW transmitter for the
government of Myanmar.

In November 2004 Swedish DXer Olle Alm wrote me on this matter:

Most likely the basic PSM - Pulse Step Modulation patents elapsed some
years ago, so now everybody is using this technology. The Chinese
transmitters (SW100F and SW150A) at Shijak and Cerrik, respectively,
which are based on the Continental 420C model (500 kW), are using PSM,
and RIZ have been marketing PSM transmitters since at least 1999.

Chinese txs are also erected at Dole Zanzibar island Tanzania.

from archive March 2010, re Myanmar new equipment:
has meanwhile found this page on the website of Hong Kong-based Broadcast
Technology Limited, referring to a project installing a mediumwave antenna
and AM transmitter for Myanmar National Radio (MRTV) with BBEF (Beijing
Broadcast Equipment Factory). It says the transmitter Naypyidaw is 400 kW
of power, and the project was completed in March 2010.

China TX clones, also on mediumwave, 600 kW Harris:
University dissertation dated Dec 2010 about the modulation system
of a new ZF-600A transmitter, which is a Chinese-built clone of
Harris technology. The acknowledgements and English abstract link it to
Station 602 at Ji'an China.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

MARIANA ISLS   [Saipan/Tinian]  Is Saipan really back on with RFA ?

Hi Bill, Tnx for your reports on this. Since RFA is cagey about sites
(other? Asia?), and since I have had no other reports about Saipan being
in service again, I still have my doubts. What do you think?
Are those broadcasts continuing post-summit?
(Glenn to Bill Harms, dxld March 6)

Hi Glenn, I am listening to RFA in Korean 9985 kHz from an SDR in Seoul
with a good signal. There is no signal on their alt frequency of 5885 kHz.
They were talking about the missile site activity that we have been
hearing about in the news. Now they are talking about a British human
rights group addressing women's right in North Korea.

The signal is strong enough to be from Saipan, or anywhere else in the
West Pacific, East Asia area. Hope this helps ...
(Bill Harms, dxld March 8)

Meanwhile, March Australian DX News has several reports alleging that
RFA Saipan is back on, all by Rob Wagner, Victoria:

9455 kHz  RFA, Agignan Point. The first of the Saipan is now up and
running again after major repairs and reconstruction from the recent
cyclone. Mandarin to EaAS at 2030 UT, a good signal at first but
deteriorated by 2055 UT, with the usual Firedrake jamming, 22 Febr.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, March 9)

9985 kHz RFA, Agingan Point. This txer now back online after repairs, with
s/on in Korean at 2100, very good signal at first and no jamming heard.
However, by 2145, the signal became pretty scratchy, which is typical of
this band at this time of day here. S/off at 2200 UT on Febr 22.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, March 9)

17660 kHz  RFA, Agignan Point. Mandarin to EAs at 0610 UT. Back up on air
after the recent cyclone. Fair signal but heavy CNR jamming dominated
until s/off 0700 UT on Febr 23.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, March 9)

How do you KNOW these are Saipan rather than substitute site(s)?

RFA cannot be trusted to verify accurate info about their own clandestine
broadcasts.
We need someone(s) to perform direxion-finding on these, such as TDOA.
{ TDOA not easy on long signal distances in Pacific area, wb.}
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 9)

Real or -un-real ?   Saipan first repaired transmitter/antennas set
after typhoon on air again ?
Possibilities:
see RMS monitoring log, real or un-real ?
condensed (SAI) only, sorted by hour/min/sec
2019-03-06  02:41:16   RMS Log BEIJ 190306 024116.zip

Mandarin in B-19
17660      03-07 UT
 9790      15-16 UT
 9455      16-17 UT
 9860      17-20 UT
 9410 9455 20-21 UT

2019-03-04  12:06:49  RMS Log SEOU 190304 120649.zip

Korean in B-19
11570      14-15 UT
 9590 9985 15-17 UT
 9985      17-19 UT
 9985      21-22 UT

73 wolfie df5sx

Re: Saipan
My observations on Febr 22 & 23 were made after I received advice from a
USAGM monitor here in VK. He had received information that five freqs were
in operation on Saipan island relay site. At that time, Tinian was still
not on the air.

There may well be more Saipan freqs now in operation.
As of today, I am still not aware if Tinian is on air yet.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, March 9)

9985.036 kHz, March 10 at 1502 UT, Korean at S9, off-frequency, presumably
RFA. Once again, Saipan more likely than Tinang to be askew,
altho Thailand is capable of that too. This was not on before 1500 UT.

As for previous doubts that 9985 kHz was really reactivated Saipan,
Wolfgang Bueschel forwarded a bunch of IBB auto-monitoring captures
labeled SAI for that, so apparently is, if we are willing to take
their word for it. Maybe one transmitter was not so destroyed after
all, retaining and resuming signature capability of offfrequenciness.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 10)

MEXICO   6185 kHz, Radio Educacion, Ciudad de Mexico, at 0450-0602* UT on
March 10, classic music, Latin American songs, id. at 0500 UT "Seis
emisoras, una solacion vocacion, 1060 AM, Ciudad de Mexico, 107.9 FM,
Senal Kukulkan, 104.3 FM, Senal Cultural Sonora, 95.3 FM, Senal Cultural
Michoacan, 96,5 FM, Ciudad de Mexico y 6185 kHz onda corta, Senal
Internacional, para todo el mundo, seis emisoras, un solo espiritu",
classic music, at 0532 UT id. "1060 AM, Radio Educacion...", at 0534 UT
program "Decisiones de la Corte", "Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacion,
salvaguarda de tus derechos", 0544 UT guitar music, songs, at 0701 UT
anthem and close. 25322.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, hcdx March 10)

MEXICO   6184.995 kHz  MEXican R Educacion, Mexico D.F. radio program, now
again on lower sideband, S=8-9 or -78dBm noted in MA-US state SDR. low
modulation, two locutores on air. Surprisingly heard the Mexican National
Anthem at 04.59:20 UT til 05.01:30 UT, when a female announcer started
full station identification and government anncmt matter.

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

NEW ZEALAND    New RNZI #DRM Schedule. RNZI's DRM schedule is now:

1651-1750 5975 Sun-Fri
1751-1850 7330 Sun-Sat
1851-1958 9780 Sun-Fri

Notice that they are on every day now from 1751-1850 UT and that they
no longer have DRM 1951-2050 UT, which had been on 11690 kHz.
(via Hans Johnson-FL-USA, dxld March 12)

OMAN   7285even  BBCWS English from Al Seela, scheduled 03-05 UT,
powerhouse signal at 04.23 UT, S=9+55dB or -28dBm. Noted in Doha Qatar
remote SDR.
Talk on US clock change DST in USA.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

PALAU   9975 kHz Japanese ?  1600-1630 UT
JCI Furusato no kaze, _JCI T8WH Angel5 Palau Medorn,
Japanese language, - see Aoki Nagoya Japan list.

British Frequ Management Organization brokered, ex Babcock
ENC - Encompass Digital Media Services.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

PNG   Papua New Guinea: 3325 kHz NBC Bougainville, Buka.

Sorry to report that PNG is for some time now indeed down to just two
stations (NBC Bougainville - 3325 kHz and NBC Madang - 3260 kHz).

Long gone are the days of Radio Fly (I miss them!), Wantok Radio Light and
the various other NBC sites. Although WRL did recently attempt a
reactivation, but sadly only lasted a very brief time.

From time-to-time there are reports that the PNG government wants to re-
establish their wide SW network of stations, but afraid I'm a doubting
Thomas. Will believe it when it happens. Where is the money coming from to
really fund this much needed project?

Events in Bougainville have clearly shown the need to provide info to
their people in remote locations, via SW, regarding the upcoming vote for
independence.

Indeed, all my SWL is done while sitting in my car at Asilomar State Beach
(near Monterey). Too much RFI around my home, plus I get some enhancement
of SW reception by being next to the ocean. On the other side of the fence
from where I park, is a golf course, so no RFI from there and also very
low noise level.

Actually I do consider myself a SWL, as with my two hour marathon
Bougainville reception today, I do enjoy SW programming.
Even via BBS (Bhutan), I enjoy their shows, even if it is no the
run-of-the-mill station.

Hope I have gotten around to answering most of your questions.
Thanks again for checking out Bougainville!

3325 kHz, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap - Voice of the Sunrise),
March 12, noted sudden 1200* UT; while NBC Madang (3260 kHz),
with sudden cut off at 1212* UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

PHILIPPINAS   12055 kHz on 10/3/2019, at 2322-2340 UT, FEBC Manila,
Bocaue-PHL, em Palaung-Pale. IS ate as 2330 UT; 2330 UT Inicia-se o
programa com um hino religioso; Locutor fala e canta uma musica, ele
proprio; 2336 UT Locutor fala, pregacao suponho. Recepcao boa, 45544.
(Jota Xavier-BRA, hcdx and dxld March 10)

ROMANIA   Let's to remind, at 1800-2000 UT on Sat & Sun 2000-2100 UT,
is RRI. But from Mondays to Fridays at 2000-2100 UT is another radio
programme: "Radio Romania Actualitati" in Romanian.

BTW there are similar cases when some of the prgrs are from different
domestic sces prgrs - for example RNZI and RNZ Home Sce on SW // several
MWs & FMs.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, hcdx March 6)

RUSSIA   About A.S. Popov and radio.
Article in the magazine "Radio" # 3/2019

<https://ftp.radio.ru/pub/2019/03/47.pdf>

1950
Radio Center number 3 - radio and television transmitting station (RTN)
near the city of Taldom (Moscow region). Built in the early 1950s, since
2002 it has been part of the Moscow Regional Center (MRT), a branch of
RTRS.

Used for broadcasting in the FM-band (87.5-108.0 MHz).

Created by decision of the Council of Ministers of the USSR from 1949.
The main objectives of the radio center were:

- broadcasting radio programs to foreign countries;
- broadcasting of all-Union radio programs;
- the creation of interference with the reception of foreign radio
  stations.

The first radio transmitters were commissioned in 1952. Simultaneously
with the radio center was built residential settlement Severny.

On the territory of more than 800 hectares, more than 30 antennas were
installed on 70 antenna masts from 50 to 257 meters high and 13 towers.

Antenna system for transmission in the range of short waves was a common-
mode horizontal antenna with an aperiodic reflex element. Individual
elements of the antenna system could be switched to select the direction
and width of the radiation pattern.

In 1984, the long-wave transmitter RV-99 with a capacity of 2.5 MW went on
the air, including the radio center among the most powerful broadcasting
stations in the world. Recently, he worked at a power of 150 kW.
January 9, 2014  RV-99 is completely stopped.

In 2008, the transmitters of reference time stations RWM (8 kW) and RBU
(10 kW) from Radio Center No. 9 were transferred here.

It was used by the Voice of Russia radio station for digital broadcasting
to Europe in DRM standard. On the night of April 1, 2014, these
transmitters were turned off due to the liquidation of the Voice of Russia
and RIA Novosti.

Theme on "Radio Scanner" with photos

<http://www.radioscanner.ru/forum/topic18920.html>

On the video: installation of a mast TSETV on the territory of the RTPS.
(Andrey Molokov, St. Petersburg-RUS, Russia,

<https://vk.com/spbctv?w=wall-171176221_3640>

via RUSdx #1019 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

SPAIN   Radio Exterior de Espana.
Excellent reception last night (13-14 March) on 9690 kHz here in NB using
my PL-880 with just its whip antenna indoors. The English, French,
Portuguese, and Spanish programming all received very nicely.

The English segment, from 23:00 to 23:30 UT featured mostly music (as has
been reported here earlier) and it was related yesterday to the seasons,
in respect of spring already coming to Madrid. Just two pieces, both
Spanish: a jazz piece (guitar and saxophone) and a 20-minute modern
orchestral classical music piece in four (seasonal) movements (from the
website: "A musical stroll through el Parque del Retiro de Madrid. It's
still winter, but on this another beautiful, spring-like day in Madrid, we
pay a musical visit to the Spanish capital's beautiful Retiro Park, which
right now is full-blooming and blossoming." Very nice. The other language
segments were a mix of talk and music.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN dxld March 14)

SWAZILAND    4774.995 kHz  TWR Africa via Manzini relay site,
chorus/orchestray / play, Mon-Fri only, on remote SDR unit in
Massachusetts US state,
in New Jersey andS=7 or -83dBm at 0431 UT on March 11.

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

TAIWAN    RTI in English is back on 9405 kHz (ex6180 kHz) at 1600-1700 UT,
confirmed on 3rd March.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

TAJIKISTAN   Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet, March 9

2300-2305 NF7494 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex7495
2305-2330 NF7486 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex7495
2330-2335 NF7492 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex7499
2335-2400 NF7496 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex7499
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service, March 9
1900-2000  7475 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to WeEUR English, very good
2000-2015  7475 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to WeEUR German,  very good
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

TUNISIA   There is a daily prgr in German on MW 963 kHz at 1930-1959 UT.
Confirmed on 28 Febr with prgr for L.v.Beethoven mx, mixing with retro
hits from Cyprus Radio, for example:
at 1933 UT The Logical Song sung by the Super Tramp group.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

TURKEY   7240.004  Voice of Turkey Emirler in English,
"Weekly Announces" program read by woman at 04.21 UT on March 11.
Talk on Kashmir clashes, PAK/IND border remained after British empire
collapsed in 1948 year. S=9+40dB or -36dBm powerhouse at 04.22 UT.
But accompanied by BUZZ strings tone on 100/200/300 Hertz visible.
Noted in Doha Qatar remote SDR.

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

U.K.   9485 kHz  Euro Test Transmission,
on March 9, 2019; at 0913 to 0921 UT on 9485 kHz. Strong SIO 444 brief
music medley and male announcer in English x 2

"You are listening to a test transmission.
Please send reception reports to
<transmissiontest -at- gmail.com>    "

Short music interlude, carrier off and on several times and finally off
at 0921 UT. Heard via Bucharest Romania Kiwi SDR.
(Heath Hall-USA, hcdx March 9)

<transmissiontest -at- gmail.com>

test transmission after feeder or antenna repair work on broadcast center,
test transmission to check the matching level at Woofferton site in
England, of Encompass Digital Media Services - company,
replaced former-Babcock,
eQSL received by Martin Goulding-WOF_2E1EKX  or  David Porter_WOF_G4OYX
(73 wolfie  df5sx  wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 13)

USA   WMLK update: A real blessing came this week!

On 5 February 2019 WMLK Radio received, from the FCC, the long awaited
station operational license!

Once again WMLK Radio will be able to legally broadcast from its station
all over the world! Praise Almighty Yahweh!

Also, the building of the new set continues. The building has been stopped
in order to accommodate a US government project that takes priority over
our order! Progress to that point was good! More to come!

Thank you for your continued support! Yahweh Bless each one of you!
(WMLK Radio F_B page, 8 Febr.

WMLK, Bethel PA, USA suffered a fire at their old station in March 2017.

They plan to return on 9275 kHz once their new transmitter building
is complete and 300 kW transmitter received from Ampegon.

(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK "Communication" printed monthly magazine
March 2019)

USA   9265  WINB Test Airing Data Programs.

WINB will be test airing Slow Scan Radio at 1730-1800 UT
and another SSTV program, Franco HB9oab, from 2200-2215 UT Saturday both
on 9265 kHz analog shortwave.

Reception reports wanted to  <winb40th -at- yahoo.com>
or @SWWINB
(via Hans Johnson-FL-USA, dxld March 12)

USA   3215 kHz  WWCR funny ministry sermon {The Overcomer px ?}, noted on
remote SDR unit in Massachusetts US state, S=9+25dB and -45dBm at 04.34 UT
on March 11.

3264.868 kHz  WBCQ later this year to erect a new WBCQ Monticello ME
border Ampegon 500 kW SW unit on New Brunswick Canadian border bcast
center.
S=9+5dB or -67dBm strengthat 04.36 UT, flute and talk by two men program.

5085even  WTWW girls group singer performance, S=9+30dB in remote SDR unit
in Massachusetts US state, at 04.42 UT on March 11.
talk "I had my trouble with my baby ...." Then followed music selection
play of the 60ties and 70ties in previous century.

5809.995 kHz excat fq of UNIDENTIFIED noted in remoe unit in Massachusetts
US state, 04.59 UT March 11, S=7-8 fair signal, like recognized as Lao /
Vietnamese language. Asian radio Pirate in western US states ?

5829.986 kHz WTWW Engliss sermon, "body of Jesus ...' English, people like
a stupid sheppard, King Of Message....". S=9+30dB or -51dBm powerful
signal in n Massachusetts US state unit.

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

USA    Brother Stair via WWCR-2 World Wide Christian Radio, March 9
1900-2100 12160 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English Sat, fair
2100-2300  9350 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English Sat, fair
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

UZBEKISTAN   Reception of North Korea Reform Radio on March 9
2030-2130 7505 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean, very good.

Radio Free North Korea
via RRTM RED Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan bcast center, March 13
1200-1300  7610 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean, weak/fair

Voice of Wilderness via RED Telecom, March 13
1330-1530  7625 TAC 100 kW 070 deg to NoEaAS Korean, good

North Korea Reform Radio via RED Telecom on March 13:
1430-1530  7600 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean, very good signal
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9 / 13)

UZBEKISTAN   Special DRM Broadcast from Uzbekistan - March 26th #drm

There will be a special DRM transmission from Uzbekistan on March 26th
from 1430-1530 UT on 15640 kHz. This broadcast will be directed
to the DRM General Assembly meeting in Spain.

Details on programming to follow. There may be a test next week as well to
check things out prior to this transmission.

Their previous evening tests to Europe earlier this year were well-
received via various SDRs.
(via Hans Johnson-FL-USA, dxld March 12)

UZBEKISTAN    DRM-Sendung anlaesslich des DRM-Konsortiumtreffens
auf Mallorca Island Spain.

Liebe Liste und Listinnen, getreu der Zeilen:
"Habe Sonne im Herzen und Bier im Bauch, Ich fliege nach Mallorca,
die Andern auch!"
findet vom 26.-27. Maerz MMXIX die Generalversammlung des DRM Konsortiums
auf Mallorca statt.

"Digital Radio Mondiale Drives Forward" sagt man, und so soll die
Strategie fuer das naechste Jahr festgezurrt werden.

Anlaesslich dieses Events wird eine spezielle DRM Sendung aus Usbekistan
in Richtung Mallorca Spanien geben:

Am 26. Maerz von 1430-1530 UT auf 15640 kHz aus
RRTM RED Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan bcast center.

Inhaltlich durfte ich die Sendung gestalten.
Sie besteht auf einem "Best-Of 'Radio. Menschen und Geschichten'"
und behandelt Kurzwellen-bezogene Themen, unter anderem auch einer
kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit DRM, ueber das Jamming der UdSSR,
was macht die HFCC Organisation, Kurzwelle bei Katastrophen (IRDR) und
Remote-DXing mit dem DXus-Primus dieser Liste
(der, der die Floehe traegern hoert...)

Christian
<christian -at- milling.international>  (A-DX ng March 13)

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

Von privat: Verkauf klassischer Geraete der Funk- und Messtechnik!

Wann?
Ostersamstag 20. April 2019 ab 12:00 mittags MESZ/CEST

Wo?
53925 Kall-Krekel  Germany
Auf der Heide 1 (Classic Broadcast Gelaende)

Ueberblick der zum Verkauf stehenden Geraete siehe video link.

From private hand: Sale of classic radio and measurement equipment!

When?
Easter Saturday April 20, starting from 12:00 noon, CEST / GMT+2hrs

Where?
53925 Kall-Krekel, Germany
Auf der Heide 1 (Classic Broadcast area)

Overview of the facilities for sale see video link:

<http://classicbroadcast.de/equipment.MOV>

Further information / questions - via mail to
<broadcast -at- t-online.de>

or to Christian Milling

<christian -at- milling.international>

(via wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 14)

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DX Diary

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September, 2019:  European DX Council Conference

The 2019 EDXC Conference is being held in Andorra.

Registration will open on the afternoon of Friday 6 September and the
conference will start that evening. Conference sessions and excursions
(still at the planning stages) will run
on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September.

We may arrange an informal day of local exploration for those who wish
to stay on after the conference on Monday 9th September.
We are also looking at possibilities of an EDXC visit to Toulouse
or Barcelona for a couple of days after the conference.

The conference will be held at the
Golden Tulip Andorra Fenix Hotel,
C/Prat Gran 3-5,
AD700, Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra, Europe.

Single room EUR75.12; Double/Twin room EUR85.85; Triple room EUR122.33.
Extra nights are at the same prices.

To book, e-mail  <reserves -at- daguisa.com>

Specify 'Golden Tulip EDXC Meeting' and your name. You must also pay a
deposit of 30% by credit card. The rest will be paid directly to the
hotel.

Cancellation rules: free cancellation up to 7 days before arrival,
after 100% of the price will be charged.
(These are the usual conditions of the hotel).

If possible, please book accommodation before 1st June, but the price
is still guaranteed after.
<www.andorrafenixhotel.com>

Andorra is located between France and Spain,
but has no airport or train line.

The closest railway station is in Hospitalet-Andorre, with regular
regional connections from Toulouse.
<www.ter.sncf.com/occitanie>

Also a direct night train from Paris Austerlitz (in 10 hours)
<www.oui.sncf>
There is a bus to Andorra from there.

<www.montmantell.com/index.php?accion=itinerari&idmenu=2&id=14>

The fastest way to reach Andorra is by plane to Toulouse or Barcelona.
Buses to Andorra from those two cities are priced around EUR60 for a round
trip. More at  <https://edxcnews.wordpress.com>

For other events see the club website  <www.bdxc.org.uk>  and
<http://rsgb.org/main/news/rallies>

(BrDXC-UK "Communication" printed monthly magazine March 2019)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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