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BC-DX 1456                                                  18 Febr 2021
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ASCENSION ISL   17745kHz TWR via Shortwave Ascension Island towards Sudan

Subject: TWR Europe - eQSL 17745 kHz mail received from Austria division.

Hi Wolfgang, - Finally a good result !!!!!
I am very happy with this catch, search and eQSL.
73, Rudolf Grimm-BRA, Febr 13.

Dear Mr. Grimm,
Thank you for your e-mail with a reception report for our new transmission
that started on January 1. It belongs to TWR Europe, that's why Lorraine
Stavropoulos at TWR Africa Manzini / Johannesbourg engineering could not
relate to your report. On behalf of Trans World Radio, I'm verifying your
report with the attached eQSL card.

It's great that you have found the information about this broadcast on the
HFCC website. This new transmission has not appeared in any schedule yet,
and we have not used that site before. It is a Monday to Friday broadcast
in which systematic Bible teaching is provided in Arabic.

Please, pray with us that it may be used by the Holy Spirit in many
peoples' lives.
Kind regards, Kalman

Kalman Dobos
Broadcast Monitoring | TWR       {TWR regional division Europe - Austria}
<kdobos -at- twr.org>
(Rudolf Grimm-BRA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13 / 15)

BULGARIA   Frequency change of World's Last Chance Radio via
SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site of SpaceLine Ltd, BULGARIA.

0700-1000 NF17510 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to NE/ME Arabic, ex17520 kHz
to avoid
0700-0800   17520 KAS 100 kW 174 deg to SoAS Chinese China Radio Internat.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 17)

CHINA   Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve Gala.  Reminder:

Tomorrow (Feb 11), onward from about 1200 UT, there will be live coverage
of the Chinese New Year's Eve (Spring Festival) Gala, with CCTV audio feed
on SW. Normally Voice of Strait (both 4900 & 4940 kHz) will have coverage;
also either CNR1 or CNR2 should be live, as well as some of the regional
Chinese stations; in past years noted Qinghai ("Qinghai News Comprehensive
Broadcasting") on 6145 kHz. with coverage. The Chinese Lunar New Year will
be on Feb 12, for the start of the Spring Festival, which is China's
biggest holiday, resulting in some Chinese stations not carrying their
usual programs.

Coverage of last year's gala -
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZD59M_4dOk>

Happy Lunar New Year!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

CHINA  {Hong Kong territory, 179 years British Empire colonial zone now.

People's rights and freedom for fifty years 1997 until 2047year [...] see

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handover_of_Hong_Kong>

1842 year - Treaty of Nanking, end of opium war:
Hong Kong Island ceded in perpetuity ...

Re: [WOR] Washington Post:
China to pull BBC News off the air, state broadcast regulator says.

Chinese-language content is not the subject here anyway. BBC World News
is an exclusively English-language TV channel, its cable distribution in
China was reportedly quite limited (not part of packages available to
"ordinary" people) and routinely censored:

<https://twitter.com/StephenMcDonell/status/1263638334372548608>

So it's rather a symbolic step in retaliation for Ofcom withdrawing its
licence a week ago, likewise resulting in the program being removed from
British TV platforms immediately. By the way, can anyone open

<http://nrta.gov.cn>

No server connection here.

What I find much more interesting is how the BBC is now out in Hong Kong,
too. So far no statement from them. I'm curious if they will again go the
appeasement route like in 2017 when RTHK had already relegated them to the
night hours or will, perhaps, communicate the development this time in the
same manner than recently the end of their cooperation with Aaj TV in
Pakistan, thus making RTHK managers losing their faces.

RTHK's small announcement:
<https://app3.rthk.hk/press/main.php?id=1845>

What their editorial offices still can do:

<https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1575440-
20210212.htm?spTabChangeable=0>

And this one, with an alleged EU statement I see quoted only here and by
Alibaba-owned SCMP which I consider insufficient for reproduction:

<https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1575473-
20210212.htm?spTabChangeable=0>

(Kai Ludwig-D, wor Febr 12)

Re:  Washington Post: China to pull BBC News off the air, state broadcast
regulator says

<http://nrta.gov.cn>    NEWSLETTER

<https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=de&prev=se
arch&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.de&sl=zh-
CN&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=http://www.nrta.gov.cn/art/2021/2/12/art_113_55123.html
&usg=ALkJrhgQIOFyJGTvQjb7xUFl5Ozea_8RZw>

Release Date: 2021-02-12 00:00 hrs  Information source:
State Administration of Radio and Television
Font: [ Da Zhong small ] Eye protection color:

After investigation, the relevant content of BBC World News's
China-related reports seriously violated the relevant provisions of the
"Regulations on the Administration of Radio and Television" and the
"Administrative Measures for the Landing of Overseas Satellite TV
Channels", violated the requirements that news should be truthful and
fair, harmed China's national interests and undermined China's national
unity.

Does not meet the requirements for the landing of foreign channels in
China, the State Administration of Radio and Television does not allow
BBC World News to continue to land in China , and will not accept its
application for landing in the new year.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

RTHK dropped the radio service in 2017 year:

<https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1BF0EG>

Related to this, CGTN is off the air in Germany from today after the Ofcom
license was revoked. Many European countries recognize broadcast licenses
from other states to allow for trans-national television and it seems like
CGTN was relying on the Ofcom license in Europe.

<https://www.dw.com/en/chinas-cgtn-may-no-longer-broadcast-in-germany-
after-uk-row/a-56550247>

Martyn Williams
Journalist and researcher
North Korea Tech, 38 North, HRNK
Cell:   +1-650-391-4868 {San Francisco Bay Area code U.S. Alta California}
Twitter @martyn_williams
(US special item fellow - mostly on P5 land D.P.R._KRE matter;
wor Febr 12)

Re: Washington Post: China to pull BBC News off the air, state broadcast
regulator says.

Various CGTN satellite propagate 23 programs via
Thor, Eutelsat, Astra, Hotbird, satellites

<https://www.satindex.de/lando/41/>

Hotbird
<https://www.satindex.de/tv/41/2/>
11034, 11585, 12149, 12577 H 27500  all on sat bc available,
no sanction by EU nor NATO organizations.

Astra
<https://www.satindex.de/tv/41/1/>
11538 also on service, 19.30 UT Febr 12

Hotbird 12577 H 27500

<https://www.satindex.de/channel/8823/>

'CNC World English' HD  TV, Economy channel
at present now featured of Tibetan culture nationals; out of 65 China's
different culture people sections, despite of the Mandarin Han people,
now featured here at 19.48 UT on Febr 12.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

CHINA {Hong Kong}/U.K. empire-Brexit - not E.U. anymore.

RTHK: EU concerned over BBC ban, RTHK's response.

<https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1575473-20210212.htm>

The European Union has issued a statement criticising a move by the
mainland broadcasting regulator to ban BBC World News, and claiming
that RTHK's decision to drop relays of the corporation's output
reflects a further erosion of rights and freedoms in the SAR.

The National Radio and Television Administration announced shortly
after midnight on Friday that BBC channels were being blocked for what
it called "content violations". RTHK said on Friday that it would drop
an overnight relay of the BBC World Service on its channels, as well as
a weekly Cantonese-language programme.

In a statement from Brussels, an EU spokesman said: "This is the latest
move by China restricting freedom of expression and access to
information inside its borders, following on from numerous expulsions
of foreign journalists in 2020.

"The EU has also repeatedly spoken out on cases of intimidation and
surveillance of journalists and media workers in China."

It added: "Another consequence of the Chinese authorities' decision is
that the Hong Kong public broadcaster has announced that it will cease
relaying BBC World Service radio and BBC News Weekly, thereby further
adding to the erosion of the rights and freedoms that is ongoing in the
territory, following the imposition of the National Security Law in
June 2020.

"This also illustrates the reduction of Hong Kong's autonomy within the
'One Country, Two Systems' principle."

The ban by mainland officials comes amid a dispute over the British
broadcaster's reporting of the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjang,
and follows a decision by the British broadcasting regulator to cancel
the licence of Beijing-backed CGTN.

The mainland regulator said the BBC's reporting was not "truthful and
fair," harmed China's national interests and undermined national unity.

(Mike Cooper-UK, wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

CHINA   {TIBET province} "Holy Tibet" (Xizang PBS) with the sanitized news

6200 kHz  Xizang PBS, via Lhasa Baiding #602 site, 1600 UT on Feb 13.
Special Spring Festival - Lunar New Year's "Holy Tibet" show; "Welcome to
the special edition of Tibet Review. Brought to you by 'China Tibet Radio
and Television' " (in the past was always "presented by China Tibet
Broadcasting"); somewhat readable in English; news item about China
helping Nepal get the COVID19 vaccine and about China/Nepal relations.

Checking online news sources, find a rather different slant to the
sanitized "Holy Tibet" version.

"Leaked documents of correspondence between Nepal's Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu show that Beijing had put
pressure on the Himalayan country to accept its Covid vaccine without its
efficiency and efficacy being established.

The Nepali media on Sunday published stories on the basis of the leaked
correspondence which show how China made Nepal accept its Sinovac vaccine
produced by Sinopharm without any further delay."
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

CUBA   Radio Habana Cuba Bauta unscheduled 6100 kHz at 0528 UT Febr 17

till 0600  5040 BAU 100 kW 083&263 to Cuba   Spanish as scheduled B20
till 0600  6000 QVC 250 kW 010 deg to EaNoAM English as scheduled B20
till 0600  6060 BAU 100 kW 010 deg to EaNoAM Spanish as scheduled B20

till 0600  6100 BAU 100 kW 310 deg to WeNoAM Spanish IS UNSCHEDULED!!

till 0600  9535 BEJ 100 kW 230 deg to CeAM   Spanish as scheduled B20
till 0600  9700 BAU 100 kW 340 deg to WeNoAM English as scheduled B20
till 0600 11850 QVC 250 kW 170 deg to SoAM   Spanish as scheduled B20
till 0600 15230 QVC 250 kW 160 deg to SoAM   Spanish as scheduled B20

Wrong frequency announcement at 0528 UT:
15230, 13740, 11670, 11800, 9535, 7350{A-20 request !}, 6060 and 5040 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 17)

replace /en/ or /fr/  by other language short calls, like  'es'  'ar' ...

Radio Havana Cuba has updated its website.

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

TRASMISIONES DE ONDA CORTA EN ESPANOL, INGLES, FRANCES,
PORTUGUES, QUECHUA, ARABE, CREOLE Y ESPERANTO;
DIRIGIDAS A AMERICA, EUROPA, AFRICA Y MEDIO ORIENTE.

For the first time, frequencies for foreign services are listed
on SIX separate pdf files

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program schedule, but a lot of frequencies and times given are outdated
of previous seasons
<http://www.radiohc.cu/en/de-interes/programacion>
(RHC, Nov 16, 2020)

CUBA   5999.999  RHC Quivican San Felipe TITAN 250 kW bcast center site
noted in English up to 0800 UT on Febr 18, S=9+20dB at 06.51 UT in C.C.FL,
same at Rochester NY; and S=9+20dB or -51dBm excellent audio and signal
in Pardinho Brazil and TWR Bonaire Netherlands Caribbean island
remote KiwiNet access, at 07.07 UT on Febr 18. BUT when checked again at
07.26 UT all RadioCuba outlets in 49 and 31 mb were OFF AIR.

6060even RHC Bauta site outlet at 06.49 UT on Febr 18, S=9+20dB, talk at
06.57 UT about coming R Habana MAILBAG show in next 60 minutes to come.
In Brazil only S=6 signal.

9699.997 kHz frequency from RHC Bauta outlet towards 340degr into CA Alta
California in western US and CAN provice states; few 3 Hertz on lower
sideband. S=9+5dB signal into NY / NJ eastern states gear remotedly.
06.58 UT on Febr 18.

5024.998 kHz  Radio Rebelde Bauta, Spanish language domestic sce, at 07.24
UT, talk on Rebelde Siempre on internat access 'www.rebelde.cu' mentioned
Los Cubanos - socioecon?mico de Cuba ...

Seems to leave after 07.15 UT:
De alguna manera, RadioCuba / RHC parece dejar de transmitir entre las
07.15 y las 07.30 UTC todos los d?as. Solo 5025 kHz Radio Rebelde Bauta
permanece en el aire.

see also proper signal from Mexico D.F. 6185v

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

CUBA   at 06.35 UT on Febr 9:
6060even  RHC Bauta in Spanish (!), Europe only JBA threshold signal,
is not favorite azimuth these days. S=9+20dB on WA west US coast state.

But also RHC English at 06.38 UT on 5040even kHz, S=9 in WeEurope,
and S=9+20dB western Pacific coast line signal at K7LD in WA state.

6000even Quivican on even this morning, S=9+10dB signal.

6100even RHC Bauta transmission in En, S=7 in western EUR, S=9+30dB
in WA state west coast at 06.40 UT on Febr 9.

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

CUBA   13740 kHz  RHC Bauta. Febr 16 at 12.31-13.00 UT. Avisos de
"Despertar con Cuba", luego Informaciones deportivas y desde las 1240 UT,
noticias de salud sobre Santiago de Cuba, Holguin. Las Tunas y Santa
Clara. Desde las 1251 UT, resumen del programa "Mesa Redonda" sobre
acusacion a Donald Trump y elecciones en Ecuador. 1258 UT, resena por el
"Aniversario 60 de RHC", id y hora local "son las 8 de la manana..." .
45444.
(Claudio Galaz-IV-CHL, hcdx Febr 17)

CUBA   UTC midday monitoring remoted units in Cape Canaveral FL,
Rochester NY, and Edmonton Alberta CAN, on Febr 14.

12000even kHz RHC Spanish HARMONIC SIGNAL of Quivican San Felipe TITAN
250 kW transmission on fundamental 6000 kHz in 49 mb at same time,
13.34 UT on Febr 14. S=5 or -102dBm.

 6000even QUI  RHC Spanish, S=9+30dB
 6100even BAU  S=9+25dB at 13.38 UT.
 9535.001 BEJ  S=7-8
 9650.003 BEJ  S=8
11760even BAU  S=8-9
13740even BAU  S=9+15dB at 1351 UT, superb 20 kHz wideband audio signal.
15230 not on air.

15140even BAU  weak S=5-6 in NY, S=9+5dB in Alberta CAN,
MUCH  DISTORTED  AUDIO  feed, terrible signal at 13.51 UT.

Compare at same time 13.53 UT
15770 kHz WRMI Okeechobee-FL, USA  S=7-8
13685even MLI  CRI Africa relay site Bamako French, S=6 sidelobe into NY.
13844.987 odd fq,  USA WWCR Nashville, S=8, chorus at 13.48 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

CUBA   4747 & 4782 kHz approx., Febr 10 at 0259 UT, extremely distorted
S=9+10dB spurblobs out of S=9+20/30dB 4765 kHz Radio Progreso, matching
plus/minus ~17.5 kHz. These are unlike the ones out of 13700 kHz RHC; no
F# tone, totally unreadable in SSB or FM, but music recognizable in AM
mode // 4765 kHz. Something's always wrong at RadioCuba.

I've heard these spurs occasionally before. Could this be why R. Huanta
2000, Peru, jumped from 4747 to 4764 kHz, in retaliation?
BTW, WRTH 2021 page 315 says its new frequency be 4755 kHz; not.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Febr 10)

Re: Glenn Hauser logs February 10, 2021

re 4765 kHz R Progreso from old USSR relay site
Bejucal (RadioCuba #2) of the 1965 years built-up era,
each 50 kW; and combined also to 2x times as 100 kW outlet in total.
(11840 kHz R Moscow relay .... for example)

13 SW masts of 1965 Sowjetunion Leningrad firm design at
22 51 55.24 N  82 20 11.10 W

instead
clean free WONDERFUL Latin AM music program OF Radio Rebelde
heard instead: - a thousand times 'I like it'

<https://www.radiorebelde.cu/audios-bajo-
demanda/radio_rebelde_en_vivo_frecuencia_am.html>

Bauta {former Brown Boveri Switzerland made gear of 1962}
RadioCuba #1 site
was refurbished a decade ago and replaced
by latest BBEF Beijing Made in P.R. of China gear.
6 x 100 kW BBEF, 1 x 50 kW reserve unit.

Quivican San Felipe TITAN, RadioCuba #3 site.
Soviet antenna design - mid/end of 80year decade era,
16 x curtains,
2 x NVIS fountain non-directionals, 49 and 31 mb.
5 x 250 kW TXs is also different gear.
Maintained, and refurbished in 1999 ... 2001years,
by  Radio Comunicaciones del MICOM (Ministerio de Comunicaciones),
(thanks Olle Alm-SWE information)

MW origin TXs was NEC Made in Japan in 1970,
TESLA Made in CSSR - in 80ties,
China mainland made from 2002y onwards,
and also some NAUTEL - Made in Canada - origin.

Glenn, you should include the technical infrastructure
used at RadioCuba centers in the discussions.

Your description of intermodulations on the SW bands
from low transmission strengths portion -
also FM-like scratching audio tone aspect appearance,
you have to look at each different transmission center separately,
not to mix Bejucal 4765 kHz intermodulation signals
with 13700 kHz Bauta gear example intermodulations.

technical knowledge.
The equipment provided by RadioCuba is very different
in year of construction and design.
73 wb

CZECH REPUBLIC    Radio Dechovka Czech Republic.

Radio Dechovka relaunched its Hradec Kralove transmitter on 792 kHz
today, but will switch off ALL transmitters on 1233 kHz on Febr 28. Out
of 5 txs, 4 are currently active. The notice on station website also
gives a mysterious mention of 1260 kHz ...
( -at- arecki93 on Twitter 11 Febr)

Private station Radio Dechovka's website has this announcement
(translated from Czech):

"Terrestrial broadcasting: We would like to warn the listeners that on
February 28 all medium-wave transmitters on the frequency AM 1233 kHz
will be switched off. After February 28, 2021, lovers of medium waves can
retune to the AM 792 kHz frequency, from the Hradec Kralove - Stezery
transmitter ... and soon at 1260 kHz !"

<http://www.radiodechovka.cz/ <http://www.radiodechovka.cz/>

Radio Dechovka often plays brass band music - its logo includes a trumpet)

Czech public broadcaster Cesky Rozhlas is scheduled to close down its
MW and LW transmitters by Dec 31st in 2021 -
see BrDXC-UK "Communication" October 2020 printed magazine.
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io Febr 12)

Re:  Log: Radio Dechovka 791.95 kHz at 1842 UT.
Warum man sich am 28. Februar von der gut hoerbaren Frequenz 1233 kHz
verabschiedet, ist unklar.

Karel Honzik schreibt dazu in der Gruppe des Medium Wave Circle:

Es ist in der Tat so, dass Dechovka am 28. Februar von Praha-Zbraslav
(Suedrand der Hauptstadt) nach {Praha} Libeznice Boranovice next Sedlec
(Nordrand der Hauptstadt) zurueckgeht und wahrscheinlich schon auf der
neuen Frequenz von 1260 kHz (ex 1233 kHz).

50 10 50.75 N  14 27 56.35 E   MW 1260 kHz, 10 kW, 36 meters mast.

<https://goo.gl/maps/4anAW6PjRitp2YvL6>

Alle anderen Sender von Radio Dechovka auf 1233 kHz (Ceske Budejovice,
Ostrava-Svinov und Brno-Dobrochov) verlassen 1233 kHz am 28. Februar fuer
immer. Der Sender sagt, dass DAB, digitales TV/Radio und Kabelnetze im
letzten Jahr verbessert wurden und Dechovka in allen praesent ist.

Der neue Sender in Hradec Kralove - Stezery auf 792 kHz sollte 10 kW
haben, aber es ist nicht klar, ob diese Leistung schon jetzt abgestrahlt
wird, da die Abdeckung im Osten am schlechtesten ist, verglichen mit dem
alten, schwaecheren Sender, der bis September 2020 auf Sendung war.

73 Christoph OE2CRM, - <https://a-dx.com>  A-DX groups.io Febr 14

{ TSCHECHISCHE REPUBLIK }   1233 Radio Dechovka Czech Republic.

Hradec Kralove - Stezery Sendezentrum, ist seit Gebrauch der Satellite
Images Technik und der Moeglichkeit einen Einblick auf geheime Orte zu tun
- eine ganz schillernde Institution, am Ende der CSSR era gab es einen
Eintrag in den MW- und Sende-Tabellen

CZE_1071 kHz Hradec Kralove
+ diverse Jammer against US RFE, Vatican Radio, und andere westliche
Radio- Dienste

sowie ein Zahlensenderstandort
+ M5_espionage_ 5 number station?

Zahlensendersendungen aus der CR gibt es wohl noch immer,
auch 30 Jahre nach dem Stalinismus Kollaps.

Wer kenn sich da aus ?
{Die Jungs von Pryom.org (Russland) sind da "recht fit" - Die unterhalten
auch einen IRC Channel der fuer solche Sachen/Fragen recht interessant ist
(Robert Schott, A-DX groups.io)  }

Die 1071 kHz Services wanderten zu anderen CR Lokations.

Stezery sendet z.Zt. auf Mittelwelle 792 kHz.
50 12 44.0 N  15 45 13.0 E

hier noch ein Maps snap
<https://goo.gl/maps/4U4yjhyXMLmNFTNEA>

Die geplante 1260 kHz Station - ? wer weiss ?
vielleicht demnaechst aus Brno Dobrochov

49 23 05.0 N  17 07 25.0 E

<https://www.google.com/maps/place/49%C2%B023'05.0%22N+17%C2%B007'25.0%22E
/@49.3837163,17.1220982,2125m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d49.384
722!4d17.123611?hl=en>

(wb  df5sx, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

CZECH REPUBLIC   Log: Radio Dechovka 791.95 kHz at 1842 UT Febr 13.

Der Name ist Programm. Der wieder aktive Sender aus Hradec Karlove ist
aktuell etwas neben der Frequenz. O=3

Auf der Webseite wird uebrigens darauf hingewiesen, dass am 28. Febr.
alle Sender auf 1233 kHz abgeschaltet werden.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX group.io Febr 13)

791.958 kHz gemessen, auf der ungarischen Konteststation HG1W in
Steinamanger Hungary. Um 23.23 UT, gleiches in Bayern bei DARC Perseus rx
in Amberg der Oberpfalz, sowie in Warschau Polen.

Stimmt, Dechovka 1233even fq ist ungleich staerker auf dem Kanal um
23.31 UT Febr 14, in allen Laendern der Czech Republic Umgebung.
Warum man dort die Segel streicht, wer weiss die Gruende ...

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

ETHIOPIA target    More Ethiopian clandestines. See
<https://www.facebook.com/pg/DW-International-104705804840118/about/>

The phone number is one of the two known for Dimtsi Woyane Tigray (see
WRTH 2021, page #188). The very station from Mekele that until November
was relayed by Addis Abeba Gedja transmitters on 5950 kHz.
Whatever became of its 1359 kHz outlet in Tigray itself?

The apparent cooperation with that Tigrai Media House project (which
operates out of an apartment building, at least that's where they have
their listed seat) also includes satellite television,

<https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=112969224013776&id=1047
05804840118>
refers to the TMH slot
<https://www.lyngsat.com/muxes/Eutelsat-7-West-A_MENA_10727-H.html>

Have international broadcasters already noted the attempt to lure people
in Ethiopia away from 7/8 deg. West and its, what an Orwellian
description, "often confusing mix of content"?

<https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2019/10/03/ethiosat-platform-launched-to-
deliver-hd-channels/>

What I find especially nice is the mention of "training local installers
to correctly repoint the satellite dishes of each TV household". In the
GDR such campaigns were run under slogans like "Runter mit den
Ochsenkoepfen!"
{in 1967-1970 wb.}, and they came very much out of fashion after 1970.

From new WRTH 2021 Spring Updater:

Target: ETHIOPIA (ETH)

DW INTERNATIONAL (NEW ENTRY)
W: <facebook.com/DW-International-104705804840118>
Tigrinya  Days  Area   kHz
0400-0500 daily EaAF  9760iss
1600-1700 daily EaAF 15160iss
Notes: DW (Dimtse Woyane) International, also known as
'Fenew Radio', was first heard on SW in January 2021.

RADIO OMN in Oromo
1630-1730 m.w..s. EaAF 9835sof (ex11990)

RADIO TIGRAY MEDIA HOUSE (NEW ENTRY)
E: <tmhtvinfo -at- gmail.com>
W: <tmhtv.org/en>
Tigrinya 1500-1600 daily EaAF 15160iss
Ann: English: "Radio Tigray Media House"; Tigrinya: "Dimtse Tigray".
Notes: First heard on SW in January 2021. Plans to broadcast in
English and Amharic as well as Tigrinya.

VOICE OF THE DAWN OF TIGRAY (DIMTSE WEGAHTA TIGRAY - RWT) (NEW ENTRY)
E: <haile.4.hiwot -at- gmail.com> (Dedebit Media)
W: <facebook.com/DedebitMedia> (Dedebit Media)
Tigrinya 1700-1800 daily EaAF 15340iss
Notes: On SW since Feb 2021. Produced by Dedebit Media.

(WRTH via Kai Ludwig-D, wor Febr 9)

FRANCE   New clandestine broadcasts via TDF Issoudun

Tigray Media House Dimtse in Tigray language.
1500-1600 15160 ISS 250 kW 127 deg to EaAF Tigrinya

Dimtse Woyane DW International
0400-0500  9760 ISS 250 kW 127 deg to EaAF Tigrinya
1600-1700 15160 ISS 250 kW 127 deg to EaAF Tigrinya

Voice of the Dawn of Tigray Dimtse Wegahta Tigray language.
1700-1800 15340 ISS 250 kW 127 deg to EaAF Tigrinya
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

FRANCE   15160 kHz  Anti-Ethiopian Government Broadcasts.
Presumed Dimtse Woyane DW International (TDF Issoudun), broadcast to
Tigray region of Ethiopia, at 1608 UT with man in Tigrinya, maybe news.
At 1655 UT recorded speaker, female host commenting, off suddenly mid-word
at 1658 UT. Good, Febr 11.

15340 kHz  presumed Voice of the Dawn of Tigray / Dimtse Wegahta Tigray
(TDF Issoudun) broadcast to Tigray region of Ethiopia, at 1700 UT on
suddenly with instrumental music, 1701:30 UT man with sign-on over music,
Tigrinya language, 1702:30 UT into talk - Very good, Febr 11.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

FRANCE   Updated B-20 DRM test schedule of Radio France International

additional airings
0830-0900   21620 ISS 150 kW 105 deg to SoAS   French from Febr 21
1130-1200   21620 ISS 150 kW 105 deg to SoAS   French from Febr 16
1000-1030   21620 ISS 150 kW 105 deg to SoAS   French DELETED/CANCELED
2100-2130    9580 ISS 150 kW 105 deg to SoAS   French from Febr 16

frequency changes
1300-1330   11735 ISS 150 kW 070 deg to SoEaAS French till Febr 15
1300-1330 NF21620 ISS 150 kW 105 deg to SoAS   French from Febr 16
1500-1530    9905 ISS 150 kW 070 deg to SoEaAS French till Febr 20
1500-1530 NF15310 ISS 150 kW 105 deg to SoAS   French from Febr 21
1730-1800    9905 ISS 150 kW 070 deg to SoEaAS French till Febr 20
1730-1800 NF11630 ISS 150 kW 105 deg to SoAS   French from Febr 21
2330-2400    5875 ISS 150 kW 105 deg to SoAS   French till Febr 20
2330-2400 NF 9885 ISS 150 kW 105 deg to SoAS   French from Febr 21
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

FRANCE   Updated B-20 DRM test schedule of Radio France International
- changes from February 16

1130-1200 on 21620 ISS 150 kW / 105 deg to SoAs French, addit. txion
1300-1330 NF 21620 ISS 150 kW / 105 deg to SoAs French, ex 11735 kHz
1500-1530 NF 15310 ISS 150 kW / 105 deg to SoAs French, ex  9905 kHz
1730-1800 NF 11630 ISS 150 kW / 105 deg to SoAs French, ex  9905 kHz
2100-2130 on  9580 ISS 150 kW / 105 deg to SoAs French, addit.txion

changes from February 21
0830-0900 on 21620 ISS 150 kW / 105 deg to SoAs French, addit. txion
2330-2400 NF  9885 ISS 150 kW / 105 deg to SoAs French, ex  5875 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

GERMANY/FRANCE   BVBroadcasting at new time/new frequency / new tx
via MBR Cologne / Nauen Germany.

1430-1459  15300 NAU 100 kW 160 deg to CeEaAF Nuer from Febr 15
1630-1659  11875 ISS 100 kW 135 deg to CeEaAF Nuer via TDF canceled

At 1430 UT announcement is This is Bible Voice Broadcasting to Central
Africa, but in their schedule transmission is beamed to Sudan

2 millions of Nuer national people live in south Sudan.

At 1430 UT announcement is This is Bible Voice Broadcasting to Central
Africa, but in their schedule transmission is beamed to Sudan.

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuer_people>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL / hungaroboy-HNG, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Febr 17)

INDIA   More All India Radio External Services are now back on shortwave
from February 9

Dear Wolfie,  Many thanks for the info. Please see latest schedule in

<https://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm>
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, wor DXindia Febr 10)

INDIA   Noted subcontinental SoASian music program between 14.10 and
14.20 UT on Tuesday Febr 9th,
9949.809 kHz odd frequency outlet, S=8 -79dBm at best here
in southern Germany. But otherwise weak signals of S=5-6 or -96dBm
limited, when checked in Korfu, Athens, Kuwait, Doha Qatar,
or Hiroshima / Tokyo Japan, remote Perseus SDR rxs.

1330-1430 UT  9949.8 DEL 100 kW   282 deg to WeAS  Dari.

But Tibetan sce is NOT on air today Febr 9 at 1045 UT on 11559.8 kHz.

<https://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm>

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

INDIA   Re: More All India Radio External Services are now back on
shortwave fron Febr 9.
Swahili service in on air at 1215 UT on 15030.0 kHz.
Fair to good signal + QRM OTH Radar on 15022v kHz.

The following transmissions of All India Radio External
Services are now back shortwave, effective fron Febr 9

0300-0400  9949.8 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to SoAS  Baluchi
0400-0500 11739.8 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to CeAS  Nepali
0400-0500 15030.0 BGL 500 kW  60 deg to CeAS  Nepali
0500-0600 15030.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1045-1200 11559.8 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to CeAS  Tibetan
1215-1315 15030.0 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF  Swahili
1930-2030  9620.0 BGL 185 kW 300 deg to WeEUR French DRM or AM
2345-0115 13695.0 BGL 500 kW  60 deg to EaAS  Chinese

Very good signal in Arabic 15030 kHz via SDR Tambov Russia

Here other broadcasts of All India Radio starting in January
0130-0230 13695.0 BGL 500 kW 120 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
0800-0830 15030.0 BGL 500 kW 325 deg to WeAS   Persian
0845-0930 11559.8 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to WeAS   Pashto
0845-0930 17830.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS   Pashto
0900-1000  9949.8 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to CeAS   Nepali
1330-1430  9949.8 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to WeAS   Dari
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Febr 9)

Please see latest schedule in

https://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm

Yours sincerely,
Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS

INDIA   AIR French Service. Hello from Salzburg,
after the French service was broadcast in DRM yesterday {Febr 9}, the
transmission today February 10, was in pure AM mode.

Very good signal in Austria, S=9+30dB. Before the start of the AIR French
service, you could hear a few minutes of "Destination India" in English,
a pity that this English programme is not (yet?) fully transmitted.

Very pleasant to hear again a part of the External Service for Europe.

73 Christoph OE2CRM, <https://a-dx.com>  (via DXindia groups.io Febr 10)

Re: More All India Radio External Services are now back on shortwave from
February 9

0845-0930 Pashtu 11560(D), 17830(B) Afghanistan, Pakistan
0900-1000 Nepali  9950(D) Nepal

11560 ? not on air ?, nothing heard in EaAS, SoAS, nor Europe.

17830 kHz S=8-9 or -76dBm signal sidelobe into western EUR,
at 09.24 UT on Wed Febr 10,

9949.810 kHz poor S=6 signal in WeEUR,
S=8 in Doha Qatar remotedly at 09.32 UT Febr 10.

13695even AIR Bangalore noted on Far East azimuth outlet,
SDR rx Perseus remotedly north of Tokyo Japan, S=5 or -120dBm.
South Asian subcontinental singer program, 00.35 UT on Febr 11.

Scheduled 23.45-01.15 UT Chinese sce program.

The following transmissions of All India Radio External
Services are now back shortwave, effective from Febr 9
1215-1315 15030.0 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF in Swahili language

<https://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm>

15030.003 kHz  AIR Delhi external sce via Bangalore 500 kW bcast
center. VERY SLOW SPEED male voice reader at 12.34 UT on Febr 13.

S=9+15dB or -63dBm signal strength at remote SDR in Doha Qatar ME,
at 12.37 UT followed by SoAS singer and drums music play. Febr 13.

fq checked against 14.996 and 15.000 kHz standard signal stations.

15030.EVEN kHz  AIR Delhi external sce in Persian - Farsi language,
via Bangalore 500 kW bcast center. S=9+10dB at 08.18 UT on Febr 16.
08.00-08.30 UT. Sidelobe in Doha Qatar ME.

And annoying high speed CW of air band ?, on
15.030.883 kHz morse whistle tone QRM.

fq checked against 14.996 and 15.000 kHz standard signal stations.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10 / 11 / 13 / 16)

INDIA   7th International Radio Fair - video.

<https://www.aninews.in/videos/national/antique-radio-sets-display-during-
7th-international-radio-fair-bhubaneswar/>

On the occasion of World Radio Day, 7th International Radio Fair
was organised in Bhubaneswar. It is the biggest radio get together
of India. Radio, is one of the oldest means of entertainment across
globe. Thousands of antique radio sets, old and new broadcasting
equipment were at displayed at the exhibition stalls.

More than 2,500 radios were at display at the International Radio
Fair. Radio repairing shop, new radio sets for sale, handmade
radio shops were also set up at the fair. Visitors were amazed to get
glimpse of these age-old radio sets. Every year, on February 13, World
Radio Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of
medium among people. In India, 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme by Prime
Minister Narendra Modi has gained popularity over years.
(Bhubaneswar Odisha Febr 13 - ANI; wor Febr 14)

INDIA   DRM mode on medium wave in India:

Prasar Bharati Features DRM on Its Website [...] The Prasar Bharati (which
also includes All India Radio) website has now a comprehensive page that
includes technical explanations, transmission sites, powers and MAPS (one
of our old wishes finally fulfilled). Please check.
(Ruxandra Obreja-UK, DRM, Febr 10)

India - All India Radio expanded its information on digital medium wave at

<https://prasarbharati.gov.in/drm-digital-radio-of-air>
in February 2021.

<https://prasarbharati.gov.in/drm-digital-radio-of-air#1603620010167-
2ec2d6be-f473>

provides a list of 33 DRM mode locations. All have links to coverage maps
that are dated September 2020 (size approx. 1-2 MB).
Four links are not working:
Chennai 783 kHz, Delhi 1368 kHz, Guwahati 1026 kHz, and Rajkot 1071 kHz.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, DXindia Febr 11)

INDIA   DRM
Government of India seems to have had a change of heart as far as its
digitization strategy for radio is concerned.

The first phase of India's radio digitization - which has the potential
to deliver CD-quality sound on radio receivers - was started around 11
years ago.

Under this strategy, Prasar Bharati has finished putting up 38 digital
radio towers across the country, which cover a large chunk of the
country.

Three out of the 38 transmit digital radio signals globally using the
short wave band, while the other 35 have been put up in the medium wave
band. A MW station can deliver its signals up to a distance of around
300-350 km, and two or three are usually enough to cover an entire
state.

However, despite All India Radio having one of the most advanced digital
radio networks in the world, practically no one in India listens to
over-the-air digital radio services, calling into question the extensive
investment that has been made in this sector.

The primary reason for the blunder has been that India chose the wrong
platform - Digital Radio Mondiale - a technology that is particularly
suited as a stand-in replacement for analog medium wave and short wave
transmissions.

More here:

<https://ultra.news/s-e/52154/after-drm-fiasco-govt-rethinks-radio-
digitization-strategy>

(Mike Terry -UK, wor Febr 13)

IRAN   5980 kHz  IRIB  Sirjan. Febr 17 at 0132-0200 UT. Programa de infor-
maciones en Espanol, donde se intercala la voz de un hombre y una mujer
acerca de Israel y otras noticias internacionales como la eleccion en
Ecuador, paises de la Union Europea. A las 0150, un espacio de reflexion.
35343. Desde las 0200 interferencia de R. Mundial Adventista desde Austria
(Claudio Galaz-IV-CHL, hcdx Febr 17)   23.50-02.50 UT IRIB Sirjan.

LIBERIA   6049.976 kHz most tentativelly Radio ELWA Liberia: S03-4 poor
string visible in Rochester NY  US eastern state, 07.29 UT on Febr 18, JBA
tiny signal. Scheduled 05.30-10.00 UT.

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

KUWAIT/UAE  Frequency changes of USAGM Radio Free Asia RFA in Burmese
0030-0130    7435 DHA 250 kW  90 deg to SoEaAS Burmese, addit. freq.
1230-1330   15135 DHA 250 kW  90 deg to SoEaAS Burmese, addit. freq.
1230-1330 NF15120 KWT 250 kW  94 deg to SoEaAS Burmese, ex15110 KWT

to avoid odd 15109.7 kHz KBD 250kW 310deg to WeEUR Arabic GS DRM R.Kuwait
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

MEXICO   6184.973 kHz odd fq as usual, XEPPM  Radio Educacion Mexico D.F.
Spanish outlet, noted at 06.55 UT female singer performance, like Fado
singer canciones heard this (UTC) morning. S=7-8 in NY and NJ eastern
US state Perseus units. Also S=6 or -81dBm signal strength noted at Kiwi-
Net TWR Bonaire Netherland Caribbean site.

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

ROMANIA   9600 kHz RRI desde Tiganesti. Febr 17 at 0033 UTC. Espacio de
musica tipica y desde 0040 UT entrevista a diplomatico Chileno acerca de
sus impresiones de Rumania y libros publicados. 0050 UT, id y luego
espacio de musica. 45444.
(Claudio Galaz-IV-CHL, hcdx Febr 17)

SYRIA   Radio Damascus on the Internet. Radio Damascus recalled its
history. If anyone is interested, then from 37:00 m/s - it lasts about
5 minutes.
<http://en.ortas.online/index.php?d=100457&id=69820>
(Viktor Varzin, Leningradskaya oblast, Kommunar-RUS,
"open-dx" & "deneb-radio-dx", RUSdx)

Here you can listen to Radio Damascus in several languages. In Russian
today the file is signed "Panedelnik" (meaning Monday). There is broad-
casting in Hebrew, German, English, etc. In Russian, the program lasts
1 hour.
<https://soundcloud.com/syrianforeignradios>
(Roman Novikov, Orel-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" RUSdx,
via Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

TAIWAN   Frequency changes of Radio Taiwan International RTI

0900-1000   12005*PAO 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS Amoy,      ex9735
1000-1030   12005*PAO 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS Cantonese, ex9735
1030-1100   12005*PAO 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS Hakka,     ex9735
2200-2230 NF 6085 TSH 300 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Korean,    ex5955

*same time  12005 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS   Farsi Radio Farda
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

TAJIKISTAN   Voice of Tibet on very odd frequencies, Febr 15

Probably all frequencies are plus 800 Hz of nominal, not minus 200 Hz
1300-1306 NF  9896.8 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex9899.0
1306-1310 NF  9886.8 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex9894.0
1310-1330 NF  9899.8 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex9886.0
1330-1335 NF  9894.8 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex9894.0
1330-1335 NF  9876.8 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex9876.0
1340-1400 NF  9864.8 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex9864.0

1330-1400 // second frequency 9814 or 9886 is deleted/canceled !
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

THAILAND   Radio Thailand in Deutsch, from Apr 1st not anymore on local
MW Bangkok Rangsit area at Pathum Thani 918 kHz 10 kW.
{see list at WRTH 2021 page 391, 918 kHz ASEAN sce also 22-17 UT etc. wb.}

Hi, der Text in der deutschen Sendung zum Abschluss lautet genau woertlich

"Meine Damen und Herren. Bitte seien Sie informiert, dass alle Programme
von 918 AM ab dem 1. April 2021 beendet werden. Wir bedanken uns Ihnen
herzlich, dass sie unsere Programme verfolgen."

Das heisst - so meine Meinung - nicht, dass nur die deutschen Programme
beendet werden. Und das heisst, dass die Programme auf 918 kHz gemeint
waren. Offensichtlich wurden die Auslandsprogramme auch via 918 kHz
uebertragen, was ab 1. April nicht mehr passiert.

Hat wer eine andere Information ausser diese Ansage in der Sendung?

So wie es sich mir darstellt verbleiben alle Aussendungen auf Kurzwelle
von Radio Thailand {via US AGM Udorn Thani Band Dung broadcast center}
bestehen.

Ob die 918 kHz komplett abgeschaltet werden oder nur die Uebernahme
entfaellt, geht aus dieser Meldung nicht hervor. LG Harald
(Harald Suess-AUT, ADXB, A-DX ng Febr 16)

U.K.    Log: 3955 kHz, Test Transmission, on 9 Febr at 22:30 UT.
Woofferton ist auf 3955 kHz nur von 6-7 und 20-22 UT gelistet. Ansonsten
laeuft dort channel292 Ingolstadt Rohrbach Germany. Diese Woche sind um
den Zeitraum allerdings, ausser Sonntagabend, keine Sendungen gelistet.

Das ist Wofferton-England-UK. War gestern Abend auch schon Station on air,
zwischen 22:30-23:00 UTC mitgehoert, mit S=9+10/20dB aufnehmbar, teilweise
leichte Stoerungen und Rauschen.

Verschiedene kurz angespielte Instrumentalstuecke, dazwischen die Ansage
"... test transmission ...", maennlicher Sprecher. Aber keine Hinweise auf
Station/Sender.
(Thomas Schweder-D, / Felix Lechte-D; A-DX groups.io Febr 12)

Re: Log: 3955 kHz, Test Transmission. An sich achten die Techniker in
Woofferton von ENC Encompass Digital Media Services (FMO) schon sehr
darauf, dass sie auf einem 'freien' Kanal testen.

Seit dem letzten Jahrzehnt tun sie das nicht verdeckt bzw. verschleiert
sondern fordern im Musik-Begleittext sogar zum Einsandt von elektronischen
RRs auf,
{ hier in der A-DX newsgroup schon viele Male berichtet bzw. auf die
MP3 Mitschnitte aus dem Monitoring verwiesen, wb.}

Adresse fuer eQSLs ist bzw. war:
<transmissiontest -at- gmail.com>
(Felix Lechte-D; A-DX groups.io Febr 12)

die auch vom - jetzt - Rentner - Pensioner

David Porter  { G4OYX }
exSenior Transmitter Engineer - Communications
{ex Babcock} - now ENC - International Group
Station Road | Woofferton | LUDLOW
| Shropshire | SY8 4AW  |  England  |  U.K.  |  Europe-Brexit
gerne bestaetigt werden.

Die 75 mb Antenne in WOF hat wohl unter Eis, Schnee, Sturm dieser Tage
gelitten ?
deshalb testen die Techniker penibel TX / Feeder lines / Dipols
mit der Gear-Tuning-Prozedur.

Hier ein Eindruck vom Ausmass der 3.9 MHz Anlage in WOF location
<https://goo.gl/maps/M2JCvBtzatEtSR917>

und hier noch ein optischer Eindruck der 114 Grad Zentraleuropa Antenne
via Google_Streetview - zoom-/in-/out

<https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3185962,-
2.7173442,3a,15y,230.21h,96.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUDDwn3SfuS_vdY4kX-
iryQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656>

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

USA   3215 kHz  No signal of WWCR-1 World Wide Christian on Febr 13.
It looks like there may be some technical problems - this is now posted
on their website:

"WWCR expects to experience problems with operation on 3.215 MHz for
several days. Parts cannot be ordered to fix the problem quickly, due to
a temporary closure with a parts vendor."
All the best,
(John J., RW Observer; FL state; wor Febr 13)

USA   WRMI-4  4980 kHz // WRMI-5  9455 kHz probably 24hrs, Febr 10/11

WRMI-4
0100-0700  4980 RMI LOW kW 160 deg to LaAM English Supreme Master TV
0700-0800  4980 RMI LOW kW 160 deg to LaAM Spanish Family Radio
0800-1000  4980 RMI LOW kW 160 deg to LaAM various RAE Argentina
1000-1100  4980 RMI LOW kW 160 deg to LaAM English Supreme Master TV
1100-0100  4980 RMI LOW kW 160 deg to LaAM English Brother Stair TOM

WRMI-5
0100-0700  9455 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI English Supreme Master TV
0700-0800  9455 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI Spanish Family Radio
0800-1000  9455 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI various RAE Argentina
1000-1100  9455 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI English Supreme Master TV
1100-0100  9455 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI English Brother Stair TOM
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

USA   {TAIWAN NON}  5800 kHz RTI {via RMI relay site Okeechobee FL state}.
Feb 17 - 0100-0129 UT. Noticias sobre el festival de primavera, promover
cultura Taiwanesa en Estados Unidos y el idioma ingles en Taiwan,
departamento de inmigracion, productora de lechuga, atracciones turisticas
y pronostico del tiempo. Desde las 0111 UT, aviso de el programa
"El Cartero". Y luego "Taiwan en 360 grados" con entrevista a un docente
al respecto del sistema Taiwanes de educacion comparado con el de Estados
Unidos. 0122 UT, programa dedicada a un musico Taiwanes. 0128 UT, fin de
la emision con datos de la emisora. 45444 y desde las 0107 UT con 55454.
(Claudio Galaz-IV-CHL, hcdx Febr 17)

VANUATU   3945 kHz  Radio Vanuatu, 1046-1104:30* UT, Febr 15. Religious
(Christian) songs, many in English; 1103 UT  ID and National Anthem; cut
off just at the end of the NA; so no longer with many minutes of dead air
after the NA.

7890 kHz (2nd harmonic)  R Vanuatu, 0711-0805 UT on Febr 14 (Sunday). The
best reception ever heard on this frequency; religious songs; 0727 UT,
interesting PSA in Bislama from the National Disaster Management Office,
regarding preparedness for cyclones (their website

<https://ndmo.gov.vu/community/cyclone-awareness>

explaining the meaning of the different colored warnings (blue, yellow and
red); told to check SMS messages, radio, TV and Internet for cyclone info,
etc.; fairly understandable, as many words were in English. Both 3945 &
11835 kHz also heard, but not nearly as well.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

VATICAN STATE  {TERRITORIAL AREA}  (5875 kHz, wb.) at 0535 UT on Febr 9;
BBC; "News Day BBC World Service" English news. SIO=353- fady (Frodge-MI)

Hi, Harold.   On what frequency did you hear the BBC being relayed by the
Vatican? (Ray Robinson, wor)

Maybe 5875 kHz ?  -  see Perseus Userlist B-20 season:

 3915  2200-2400  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji                  1-7
 5845  0000-0100  ARM  BBC Eng Yerevan-Gavar           1-7

 5875  0500-0600  CVA  BBC Eng Santa Maria di Galeria  1-7

 5960  2200-2300  OMA  BBC Eng Al Seela    1-7
 5970  0000-0100  OMA  BBC Eng Al Seela    1-7
 6005  0500-0700  ASC  BBC Eng Ascension   1-7
 6150  2200-2300  PHL  BBC Eng Tinang      1-7
 6195  0300-0400  OMA  BBC Eng Al Seela    1-7
 6195  0500-0600  ASC  BBC Eng Ascension   1-7
 6195  1000-1200  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
 6195  1000-1200  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
 6195  1700-1900  OMA  BBC Eng Al Seela    1-7
 6195  2200-2400  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
 6195  2200-2400  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
 7285  0300-0400  OMA  BBC Eng Al Seela    1-7
 7285  0400-0500  OMA  BBC Eng Al Seela    1-7
 7325  0600-0700  G    BBC Eng Woofferton  1-7
 7325  0700-0800  STP  BBC Eng Pinheira    1-7
 7445  0600-0700  ASC  BBC Eng Ascension   1-7
 9410  0700-0800  STP  BBC Eng Pinheira    1-7
 9410  1300-1400  OMA  BBC Eng Al Seela    1-7
 9410  1500-1600  OMA  BBC Eng Al Seela    1-7
 9410  1800-2000  UAE  BBC Eng Al-Dhabbiya 1-7
 9580  1000-1200  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
 9580  1000-1200  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
 9915  0400-0500  MDG  BBC Eng Talata-Volo 1-7
 9915  0700-0800  ASC  BBC Eng Ascension   1-7
 9915  1800-1900  G    BBC Eng Woofferton  1-7
11810  1800-1900  ASC  BBC Eng Ascension   1-7
11810  1900-2100  G    BBC Eng Woofferton  1-7
11810  2100-2200  ASC  BBC Eng Ascension   23456 Mon-Fri
11825  2300-2400  PHL  BBC Eng Tinang      1-7
11850  1200-1300  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
11945  1000-1100  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
11945  1100-1200  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
12065  1200-1300  OMA  BBC Eng Al Seela    1-7
12065  1300-1400  SNG  BBC Eng Kranji      1-7
12065  1600-1700  UAE  BBC Eng Al-Dhabbiya 1-7
12095  1900-2100  ASC  BBC Eng Ascension   1-7
12095  2100-2200  ASC  BBC Eng Ascension   23456 Mon-Fri
13860  0500-0600  UAE  BBC Eng Al-Dhabbiya 1-7
13860  0600-0800  MDG  BBC Eng Talata-Volo 1-7
17830  1600-1800  ASC  BBC Eng Ascension   1-7

VATICAN STATE   Vatican Radio webradio {also German} / Vatican News.

<https://www.vaticannews.va/de/vatikan/news/2021-02/90-jahre-radio-
vatikan-jahrestag-ruffini-menichetti-webradio-
www.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NewsletterVN-
DE>

Radio Vatikan wird diese Woche 90 Jahre alt. 90 years lasting.

Die Radiostation, entworfen und erbaut vom Radio-Pionier und Nobelpreis-
traeger Guglielmo Marconi, im Auftrag von Papst Pius XI, startet zum
Geburtstag eine neue Website und ein Webradio - auch auf Deutsch.

Kopfkino sei heute noch beliebt. "Das Radio hat es nicht eilig. Es fragt
nach Aufmerksamkeit. Heute wird Radio Vatikan auch in die Zukunft
gerichtet sein, waehrend es seine Originalitaet und Identitaet bewahrt",
erlaeutert der vatikanische Kommunikationschef. "Was wir feiern", sagt
Ruffini, "ist eine Geschichte, die durch praktisch das gesamte
20. Jahrhundert geht; die dem Faschismus und Kommunismus trotzte; die den
Zweiten Weltkrieg und den Kalten Krieg ueberstanden haben; und es ist die
Aussicht auf eine missionarische Zukunft, die sich auf die sanfte Kraft
des gesprochenen und gehoerten Wortes beruft."

Radio Vatikan sei auch die starke Wurzel, aus welcher der Baum des
Internetportals "Vatican News" wachse, formulierte Ruffini. Die Internet-
seite, die die Entwicklung der Kirche und des Lehramtes des Papstes in
43 Sprachen und die im Jahr 2020 weltweit 250 Millionen gelesene Seiten
vorzuweisen hat, werde staendig ausgebaut. Dazu zaehle das in diesen
Tagen entstehende Projekt des Webradios von Radio Vatikan. "Das wird es
fast jedem auf der Welt ermoeglichen, vom Smartphone oder Computer aus
Radio Vatikan in der eigenen Sprache zu hoeren", so Ruffini.

Jede Sprache werde ein eigenes Radio haben, mit einem eigenen Programm und
viel Musik. Das sei ein weiterer kleiner Schritt auf dem Weg in die
Zukunft des Dikasteriums fuer Kommunikation, das in diesen Wochen gleich
mehrere Jubilaeen gefeiert hat und begehen wird: 25 Jahre der Website
vatican.va im Dezember 2020; 160 Jahre Vatikanzeitung "L'Osservatore
Romano" und die 90 Jahren des Radiosenders. "Wir wollen gemeinsam die
Zukunft betrachten und gestalten", hob der Praefekt hervor.

Radio Vatikan spricht 41 Sprachen: Albanisch, Amharisch, Arabisch,
Armenisch, Weissrussisch, Brasilianisch, Bulgarisch, Tschechisch,
Chinesisch, Kroatisch, Ewondo, Esperanto, Franzoesisch, Hindi, Englisch,
Italienisch, Kikongo, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Latein, Lettisch,
Lingala, Litauisch, Malayalam, Malagasy, Polnisch, Portugiesisch,
Rumaenisch, Russisch, Slowakisch, Slowenisch, Somali, Spanisch, Tamil,
Deutsch, Tigrinya, Tshiluba, Ukrainisch, Ungarisch und Vietnamesisch.
[...]

Wir feiern den 90. waehrend einer der groessten Pruefungen fuer die
gesamte Menschheit wegen der Covid-Pandemie.

The Holy See's radio station, commissioned by Pope Pius XI and designed
and built by Guglielmo Marconi, turns 90 years old, and now speaks in
41 languages.

The Director of Vatican Radio says this anniversary is being celebrated
by inaugurating a new internet page and adding a web radio station.

Almost 12,000 hours of broadcasts in a single year, including radio
commentaries, as well as news, liturgical and musical programmes. This is
the identity of Vatican Radio, the radio station of the Holy See,
established by Pope Pius XI, who entrusted it to the Society of Jesus, and
which was built by Guglielmo Marconi ninety years ago. Today we broadcast
in 41 languages and every day we bring the words of the Gospel and the
voice of the Pope to the whole world. [...]

We have experienced the digital revolution, followed by satellite broad-
casting, and continuous challenges up to the pandemic we are living
through today, always in order to be close to all those who seek and
desire to listen.

[more]
<https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2021-02/vatican-radio-
turns-90-carrying-the-pope-s-voice-to-the-world.html>

(Vatican News, Febr 9, 2021;
via Paul Gager-AUT direct and/or Mike Terry-UK at BrDXC groups.io)

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Log Febr 16 at 11.00 - 11.45 UT in Middle East / Ce Asia

9399.973 PHL  FEBC from Iba bcast center site at 11.05 UT, Chinese of
         Liangyou program.
9420even CHN  CNR13  Uyghur language domestic sce from Lingshi #725 site,
         S=9 in Doha Qatar ME at 11.08 UT on Feb 16.
9470even CHN  CNR  XPBS Xinjiang from Urumqi bcast center site,
         Kazakh language domestic service, at 11.09 UT on Febr 16.
9480even CHN  CNR11  Tibetan language domestic sce from Baoji bcast
         center site, 11.10 UT, S=8 in Doha Qatar remotedly monitored.
9530.003 IRN  VoIRIB Arabic language international sce at 11.14 UT from
         Zahedan 500 kW bcast site, 12 kHz wideband radioplay,
         powerhouse signal of S=9+40dB strength at Qatar remotedly.
9559.980 CHN  CNR PBC Xinjiang from Urumqi bcast center site,
         Uyghur language domestic sce, at 11.16 UT on Febr 16.
9580even SNG  BBC London English WS via Kranji Singapore, SoEaAsia
         relay site, 10-12 UT scheduled, S=9+25dB in Doha Qatar ME
         at 11.18 UT.
9610.008 GUM  KSDA AWR Agat Guam in Mandarin Chinese languages sce,
         at 11.20 UT on Febr 16.
9650.041 much odd fq international sce of  KRE  Voice of Korea in
         Japanese language, S=9 in Doha Qatar at 11.21 UT.
9705even CHN  CNR  XPBS Xinjiang from Urumqi bcast center site,
         at 247degr azimuth westwards, Kyrghyz language domestic service,
         at 11.23 UT on Febr 16. S=9+10dB in Doha Qatar remotedly.
9749.808 much odd fq  KWT  Radio Kuwait Kabd in Arabic language, 11-16 UT
         S=9+25dB powerful at 11.24 UT.  QRM heterodyne tone signal of
         adjacent even-frequency NHK Radio Japan Yamata bcast service
         to central Asia target at 07.55 - 16.00 UT daily.
9780even CHN  PBS Quinghai from Xining bcast site in Mandarin Chinese,
         S=7 signal at 11.26 UT on Febr 16.
9794.976 PHL  FEBC from Iba bcast center site at 11.28 UT, Vietnamese
         language international program. S=5-6 poor/fair signal noted in
         Doha Qatar at 11.30 UT.
9800.009 IRN  VoIRIB Arabic language international sce at 11.33 UT from
         Sirjan 500 kW bcast site, 16 kHz wideband powerhouse signal of
         S=9+40dB strength at Doha Qatar remotedly.
9840.023 TUR  TRT Ankara international Georgian language sce from
         TRT Emirler bcast center site, S=7-8 backlobe into Doha Qatar,
         at 11.35 UT, scheduled 11.00-11.56 UT.
9890even CHN  CNR13  Uyghur language domestic sce from Lingshi #725 site,
         S=7-8 strength in Doha Qatar ME at 11.38 UT on Feb 16.
9975even GUM  KTWR Agana Guam Mandarin Chinese sce at 11.14-11.44 UT
         in Hui Zu Chinese language service. 11.44 UT on Febr 16.

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

Log Febr 17 at 08.00 - 09.30 UT in Indie and western Europe

17630.011 IRN  VoIRIB Sirjan in Spanish language towards Iberian peninsula
          morning sce heard a national hymn at 08.01 UT on Febr 17.
          Sidelobe signal into Delhi India, S=9+20dB signal in India.
17730even and 17740.020 kHz both same of BSKSA Riyadh 1st program
          in Arabic, at 08.04 UT on Febr 17 weak S=5-6 in New Delhi India.
15030.004 IND  AIR Bangalore in Persian Farsi language, S=9+25dB in Delhi,
          at 08.08 UT on Febr 17, checked fq against 14996 and 15000 kHz
          standard signal services.
 5850even USA  Noted Wednesday at 08.25 UT Japanese language sce, likely
          ? RAE Buenos Aires ? Japanese sce ? S=9+30dB powerful signal
          into MI / NY / NJ  US east coast states.

{11815 kHz  ZYE440 Radio Brasil Central, Goiania GO, Febr 07 at 1605 UT.
7.5 kW, 'Radio Brasil Central ... sucessos'. Pop songs. 35553.
<www.radiobrasilcentral.com.br>
Rudolfo Grimm-Ibiuna SP, BRA Febr 16. }

11815.016 BRA  ZYE440 Radio Brasil Central, Goiania GO, weak JBA signal
          at 08.40 UT on Febr 17.

{11895 kHz  ZYE856  Super Rede Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre RS, Febr 07 at
1610 UT, 'LBV'. Song by children. 45554. 1 kW
<www.boavontade.com/radio
Rudolfo Grimm-Ibiuna SP, BRA Febr 16. }

11895.089 probably
          BRA  ZYE856  Super Rede Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre RS, much weak
          JBA signal at 08.44 UT on Febr 17.
11769.889 NIG  Voice of Nigeria, Abuja, at 09.09 UT on Febr 17. JBA S=5-6
          in Cape Canaveral FL / Mi / NJ US states.
          But much stronger at same time S=9 or -72dBm signal on KiwiNet
          at TWR Bonaire unit, Caribbean Netherlands, real armchair
          reception, similar also on Kiwi in eastern Brazil at Carnaru.
11725.008 NZL  New Zealnd Pacific radio sce from Rangitaiki site, 09.22 UT
          S=9+15dB into WeEUR, BEL and Germany, via long path Easter Isl,
          Ecuador, Colombia, Azores isl.

UNID  Utility tone signal at same time around 09.26 UT
11891.800 and 11892.500 kHz two tone signals, 700 Hertz distance apart
tone signals measured.

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

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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