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BC-DX 1571                                                  17 Febr 2024
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ARGENTINA   According to reports on the website of the station, yester-
day, Friday January 19, 2024, LR3 CNN Radio Argentina (AM 950 kHz) re-
turned to air, which was temporarily off-air due to the collapse of its
antenna during the weekend of 17 December 17, 2023.

During that date, a severe storm of rain and wind took place in large
areas of Greater Buenos Aires and Province of Buenos Aires, causing se-
rious material destruction, and even affecting human lives. As a result of
that devastating storm, the antenna of CNN RADIO, 167 meters high, fell to
the ground, located in the premises of General Pedro Diaz Street 3267 in
the city of William C. Morris, Hurlingham Party, Buenos Aires Province,

34 35 25.36 S  58 39 53.09 W  tall strong mast installation.

<https://maps.app.goo.gl/AZAttYkDSNjSbD667>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=7ef787c4-bf5a-40bd-ab69-09bf01c6dcba&cp=-
34.59051~-58.664806&lvl=19&style=h&pi=0&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

34.5903673 S  58.6643390 W  and a reserve alternative MW mast nearby too.

causing destruction of it,and significant damage to the surrounding build-
ings that were on site.

Since then, the transmitter stopped broadcasting at 950 kHz and could only
be received through its digital platforms and website. It is currently un-
known whether the signal is radiated from a new transmission tower mounted
on the same site where LR3 has its Transmitter Plant, or temporarily from
another site. Thanks to Maximiliano Falcon, who informed us of the reacti-
vation of the station.
(Argentina en AM y FM Face_Book page)

Since the beginning of 2024, a new AM transmitter is being heard, identi-
fying as
Radio Chart "La Voz de los que tienen voz" {corr. by wb.}. 
It operates on the frequency of 1490 kHz, although the broadcaster announ-
ces "1480 kHz".

Apparently it is located in the Party of Ezeiza, in the southern zone of
the Conurban Bonaerense. Currently only posting tango music, with brief
commercial ads from the area. Reception is possible thanks to the fact
that RADIO GAMA - usual on that frequency being inactive for some time.

This new station should not be confused with CW154  Radio Charrua (AM 1540
kHz) from Paysandu, Uruguay. If anyone can provide more data about this
station they will be welcome, since the location of their studios and
transmitter antenna is unknown.

Although we have detected a radiating mast of 48meters high of an AM radio
located in the Coordinates:

34 51 24.5 S  58 32 20.4 W  {sic, nothing found so far on map, wb.}

{ EMANUEL AM 1490 Ezeiza found in Google search. }

located on the street Neuquen 920 from the town of La Union, Partido de
Ezeiza, Buenos Aires Province, but we cannot confirm that this antenna be-
longs to this new station.
(Argentina en AM y FM Face_Book page
pages #13 - #15, New Zealand DX Times  2024 NZRDXL February 2024, Febr 9)

ARMENIA   13840kHz TWR Asia via Yerevan Gavar site, 152 days, det.coloured
pdf card in English / greeting / eRR HjBi

Trans World Radio Asia 13840 kHz kHz via Gavar. Salvation Army program in
English. Current schedule (effective 31 December 2023) and full data color
QSL pdf in English including greeting. Received in 152 days in reply to an
e-mail report to  <asiafeedback -at- twr.org>
QSL of 4 September 2023

View - <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2024/02/trans-world-radio.html>
(HJB - Dr. Hansjoerg Biener, Germany; via
RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

ASCENSION ISL   Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) soccer match final
11 Feb on BBCWS.

BBCWS to Africa has extended use of some frequencies to cover the
Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, including the final tomorrow
(11th February) between hosts Ivory Coast and Nigeria, with coverage from
1932 UTC (kick off 2000 UTC).

In addition to English frequencies listed in 'Broadcasts in English'
to Africa, HFCC lists extra:

2200-2300 UTC 11795 and 12080 kHz (both from ENC Ascension Isl)

Also shows BBC Hausa has extended 15440 kHz from Ascension by three
hours 2000-2300 UTC.

<https://new.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B23&broadc=BBC>

But I struggled to find mention of these frequencies on the BBC web-
sites though, just this programming change:

On Sunday 11 February - Due to coverage of Men's AFCON final
AFCON: Final on BBC News - World Service broadcast times:
East Africa  Sun 11 Feb 19:32-22:29 GMT
West Africa  Sun 11 Feb 19:32-22:29 GMT
<https://wspartners.bbc.com/schedule-changes>
73 (Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 10)

AUSTRALIA   11905 kHz, e-QSL Reach Beyond Australia, Japanese Sce, HCJB
(AUS). E-mail:  <hcjbjapan.office2 [at] gmail.com>  3 February 2024,
11.00-11.30 UT, Picture: 
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2024/02/reach-beyond-australia.html>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

AUSTRALIA   11875v  Reach Beyond Australia via Kununurra bcast center, at
1341 UT on Febr 7; terrific signal in "Voice of Salvation" Nepali service,
catchy subcontinental pop duet by OM and YL with band and whistle-flute
accompaniment. 1342 UT OM ancr mentioned "meter band" and giving tuning
info. Also address for "Radio Catechism" at a GPO PO box in Kathmandu. Mx
ditty 1344 UT and then dead air. Into next segment at 1345 UT, listed Wed
at this time for Punjabi. "Moti Doonge Panian De."
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

BANGLADESH/TURKEY/UAE   New QSL cards. At the beginning of February 2024,
envelopes from Bangladesh, Turkey and Slovakia were delivered to my home
address by traditional mail. Paper verification cards were sent by Bangla-
desh Betar, Voice of Turkiye and Radio Slovakia International.

From Bangladesh Betar responded for receiving a txmission on a frequency
of 4750 kHz on November 11, 2023. The Arabic audition took place in Thai-
land. Reception was average, with strong signal attenuation.

The Russian service of Radio Slovakia International responded to the re-
port dated January 9, 2024. Listening at a frequency of 12095 kHz, origi-
nate from ENC relay Al Dhabbaya-UAE.
The QSL card shows the famous Slovak Radio building in the form of an in-
verted pyramid.

Three QSL cards were delivered from Voice of Turkiye, from Emirler site.
Two - from the Russian service with confirmation of reception on October
28 and November 11, 2023, one - from the Turkish language broadcasting
service for listening on December 3, 2023.
(Igor Kolke, Moscow-RUS; via
RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

BRAZIL   RadioBras requested on 6180 kHz, is now on lower fqy flank on
6179.939 kHz, Febr 10 at 03.20 UT.

6179.939  BRA  surprise, surprise R Nacional Brasilia on lower flank of
fqy, at 02.07 UT, S=9+30dB power in Edmonton-AB province of CAN.

... and much bad co-channel mixture of

6180even  MDG  WCB  Spanish sce westwards to LatinAM target, via
MWV New Life Station, Mahajanga, Madagascar bcast center. S=8 -75dBm
signal on exact fqy, at 02.10 UT. La Voz Alegre in Spanish.

RadioBras also on // 11780.016 kHz in 25 mband S=9+40dB powerhouse at
02.10 UT.

Checked both fqy on Kiwi SDRs in Brasil, at Brasilia and Sao Paulo KIWI
installations, and compared local SW signals, and was correct Brasilia on
6179 kHz on lower flank, and MWV Mahajanga, Madagascar transmission on
exact fqy !

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Saturday Febr 10)

BULGARIA   Interview with the director of Radio Romania Actualitati.
In Russian. Vladimir Mitev from the Romanian service of Radio Bulgaria
interviewed Mr. Dan Preda - director of Radio Romania Actualitati
(the news program of Radio Romania, equivalent to the BNR's Horizon
program).
<https://bnr.bg/ru/post/101945252>
(Viktor Varzin, Leningradskaya oblast, Kommunar-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx"
via RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

CHINA   Happy Chinese Lunar New Year tomorrow Febr 11 !

Coverage of the Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve Gala; started at 1203 UT,
Febr 9; aired on CNR1 (6125 kHz, etc.) and found // 7345 kHz (CNR7 - Voice
of the Greater Bay); later at 1250 UT, also noticed // 7420 kHz (Inner
Mongolia RTV); at 1450UT classical orchestra music (still 6125 kHz // 7345
kHz // 7420 kHz), but later at 1615 UT found 7420 kHZ was off the air
(1605* UT) and CRI was heard in English; checked many other Chinese sta-
tions, but no gala coverage. YouTube -
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZW1LzoLUCI>

Voice of the Strait (4900 kHz), noticed suddenly off the air at 1131* UT,
before the start of the gala; have recently heard closing about 1130 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

CHINA (Tibet)   6130 kHz  China Tibet Radio and Television / PBS Xizang,
6130 kHz from Lhasa Baiding site in Tibet. Holy Tibet Program / English
service of "Tibet Radio and Television Foreign program center". Full data
color QSL card "Potala Palace" in English including greeting. Received in
853 days for e-mail report to <holytibetprogram -at- 163.com>

The delay was mostly due to the Covid19-pandemic. On 1 September 2023,
Holy Tibet English Service (China Tibet Broadcasting and TV Station,
Number 41 Beijing Middle Road Lhasa, Tibet, China) acknowledged receipt of
my reception report and promised to "send you the QSL card as soon as
possible." It usually takes one or two months to reach you. Glad to hear
from you.

You can watch it here -
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2024/02/china-tibet-radio-and-television.html>

(HJB - Dr. Hansjoerg Biener, Germany; via
RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

CHINA  {TIBET / Xizang}  6200 kHz  "Xizang Radio and Television Station";
on 1600+ UT  Febr 9. Time pips; the English program "Hello Xizang"; intro
"Hello and welcome to this special edition of 'Hello Xizang,' brought to
you by Xizang Radio and Television Station"; info about Tibet (rivers,
temperatures, rainfall, festivals, etc.); info about the start of the
"Spring Festival" (Tibetan New Year on Febr 10); playing some pop songs;
giving contact info; reception was after my local sunrise (1502 UT). My
fairly readable three and a half minute audio is at

<https://app.box.com/s/t3ng3rhblo6dwd30f3itsi36xvc1s5un>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

CHINA   CGTN radio : QUESTION.
In the last few days, I have observed that CGTN (ex-CRI Beijing)
web  <radio.cgtn.com>
is also used in both French and Arabic broadcasts, including the well-
known English program. Did someone check any other language broadcasts?
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, wor Febr 11)

CHINA   1521 kHz GCTN Russian from Urumqi Hutubi Xinjiang province at
1530 UT, with talks and mentioning 'Kitai' many times. Around 30 Dec.
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, wor Febr 13)

CHINA   9820 kHz  'Beibu Bay Radio' via Nanning txion center, Febr 10;
this // [to 5050 kHz - ed.] noted 1240 UT dominating channel during Viet
segment and much better than 5050 kHz. No problem from usual also-China
QRM on 9820 kHz. OM talks in Vietnamese and into schlocky modern love
ballad with orch 1255 UT. 1300 UT Mandarin segment begins with anmts by YL
at TOH, canned ID by dramatic OM in echo. Then OM and YL alternating short
snippets, fanfare and into nx.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

CHINA   5050 kHz  Beibu Bay Radio, via Nanning #954 txion site, at 1513-
1515 UT, on Febr 16. The daily program in English ("One Word, One World");
today talking about Chinese New Year, the year of the dragon and about the
dragon-themed artwork on display in Shanghai (news story -

<https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202402/05/WS65c04127a3104efcbdae9b69.html>

again with annoying background music, making for poor readability.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

COLOMBIA   5910kHz e-QSL card from Colombian station HJDH  Alcaravan Radio
from Puerto Lleras. Program was transmitted on Jan 13 in Spanish on 5910.
You can watch it here
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2024/02/alcaravan-radio.html>
(Piotr Skorek-POL, via RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

COLOMBIA   5910 kHz  Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, after several days
out, today on again, 0548-0605 UT on Febr 12, Colombian songs, ID. "Somos
Alcaravan Radio ... ", religious comment, Spanish, more Colombian songs.
25432.
(Manuel Mendez, Lugo-ESP, BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 12)

CONGO  {Brazzaville}   6115 kHz  Radio Congo, Brazzaville, 1801-1828* UT,
Febr 12, French, comments, male, female, strong carrier, very weak audio.
Very irregular, most days out of the air. 15421.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 12)

CUBA   6000 kHz on Sun Febr 11 at 0757 UT, this RHC is unusually still
on; S=9/+20dB vs line noise level of S=9+30dB but undermodulated and
have trouble recognizing language but probably English. 0800UT into weekly
Esperanto as I do recognize theme and a few words. Uncopied this time, but
they always announce 6100 kHz as the 08 hours frequency, where it was for
longtime but 6100 kHz totally off the air for months now.

And now there is also QRDRM! noise from 6000-6005DRM-6010 kHz, requiring
LSB tuning of 6000 kHz to hear anything at all. RHC should really be on
6100 kHz for this, even for half an hour per week, but that would make too
much sense and be too much trouble. Esperanto is lucky to be on *any* RHC
at this hour.  See FRANCE.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Febr 11)

CUBA   Radio Havana via Bauta Cuba in Esperanto language, this Monday Jan
01, 2024 at 2135 UT on 11760 kHz. Good reception via a web receiver in
Florida remotedly.
(Jean-Michel Aubier-F, wor Jan 1)

I had them here on the west coast of Canada as well. Are you sure this is
Esperanto language section, however? Sounds like listed Spanish to me.
Signal started out weak but is quite good as I type this at 2207 UT with
Jazz music being played on Trumpet.
(Tony Pavick-BC-CAN, wor Jan 1)

Sure - Il was in Esperanto until 2200 UT. The schedule on this frequency
seems to be (but irregular):

before 1900: Spanish
1900-1930    French
1930-2000:   Creole
2000-2100:   English
2100-2130:   French
2130-2200:   Portuguese (Esperanto on Jan 1)
2200-    :   Spanish.

Didn't hear Arabic on SW, but heard the service on the livestream Dec 31
at 1900 UT (no signal on SW this day). So, maybe Arabic could be Sundays
only ?
(Jean-Michel Aubier-F, wor Jan 2)

Creole right now (1933 UT Febr 11) on 15140 kHz.
But this language is no longer listed on the main page.

RHC La Habana Cuba has updated its website with the frequencies in use
until March 2024. Arabic is noted every day (to be verified as French was
noted Monday to Saturday some weeks ago) at 1900-1930 UT on 15140 kHz (no
longer on 11760 kHz).

RHC back on 11760 kHz with French at 1900 UT (so, Arabic must be Sundays
only) transmitter off at 1902 UT, back at 1904 UT, Febr 15.
(Jean-Michel Aubier-F, wor Febr 11 - 15)

CUBA   11635 kHz  Unidentified Numbers Station at 1800UT. Opening with in-
strumental music underneath. 5 Digit number groups by woman in Spanish,
follow. by digital test data streams (typical for the so-called "Hybrid
Mode" transmissions). It may be that Voice of Korea was co-channel with
Cuba, but when the numbers bx went to open carrier at 1853 UT, the music
was gone also. Very Good Febr 13.
(Rick Barton, Sun City-AZ-USA, Arizona Update via wor Febr 16)

CUBA  {and non}  9330 kHz  Febr 8 at 0727 UT, digiblaaps alternating with
YL Spanish 5-digit spy numbers, clearly underneath WBCQ / WLCR adding up
to S=9+45dB.This longtime collision is back as the Cuban spy transmissions
have recently resumed, sharing RHC transmitters. The 07 UT broadcast had
been scheduled on alternate days, or exactly per EiBi database list:

0654-0750 UT on days 1357 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sundays; Aoki Nagoya list as
days 1246 Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri but this is Thursday! Cuba was on 9330 kHz long
before WBCQ picked it. While my local line noise level is S9+ on lower
bands, above 9 MHz it's only S2/S3.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Febr 9)

CUBA   6000 kHz, Sun Febr 11 at 0757 UT, this RHC is unusually still on;
S=9/+20dB vs line noise level of S=9+30dB but undermodulated and have
trouble recognizing language but probably English. 0800 UT into weekly Es-
peranto as I do recognize theme and a few words. Uncopied this time, but
they always announce 6100 kHz as the 08 hours frequency, where it was for
longtime, but 6100 kHz totally off the air for months now.

Something's always wrong at RHC. And now there is also QRDRM ! noise from
6000-6005DRM-6010 kHz block, requiring LSB tuning of 6000 kHz to hear any-
thing at all. RHC should really be on 6100 for this, even for half an hour
per week, but that would make too much sense and be too much trouble.
Esperanto is lucky to be on *any* RHC at this hour. See FRANCE.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Febr 11)

Strongest reception on my home SDR unit that I can remember in a very
long time. As with the OP, it seems to me the audio is a little over-
modulated around 0700 UTC on Febr 15.
(Ricky Leong-AB-CAN, wor Febr 15)

CUBA [and non]   9330 kHz  Fri Febr 9 at 0736 UT, Spy numbers with digi-
blaaps audible again under WBCQ / WLCR, S=9+30dB, this time part of M/W/F/
Sun "schedule" unlike 24 hours ago. (Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Febr 9)

Wolfgang Bueschel replies to my reports of spy numbers revived on 9330 kHz
vs WBCQ : "9330.000 even kHz nice most modern Chinese transmitter looking
of BBEF (Beijing Broadcast Equipment Factory) type, audio signal of
S=9+10dB up to +20dB, underneath US religious private WBCQ, from Cuban
Spanish SPY number service,MOST LIKELY via Made in China tx site RadioCuba
Bauta, NOT FROM BEJUCAL - old ancient USSR 50 kW unit. 07.10 UT on Febr 14.
vy73 de wolfie df5sx wwdxc topnews"
(via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Febr 14)

DENMARK   15700 kHz once again WMR  Randers has been heard in the clear
with 45/21 SN ratings (good) to be in // 25800 kHz Marslet Aarhus, with
signal 25/xx on 1525 UT during my DX walk . With their typical music and
excellent audio (near hi-fi) with a mini JBL earbud.

The 25 MHz freq lost in the dust on 1610 UT before leaving the place.
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, wor Febr 13)

EUROPE    European 'Private Shortwave Stations'

Only legal stations are included. Most stations use low power, but a few
use several kW. All times are given in UTC.

Abbreviations: D = Germany, DNK = Denmark, FIN = Finland, NOR = Norway,
NL = The Netherlands. A.o. = and others, F.pl. = future plan,
Int. = International, Irr.= irregular, 24/7 = h/d twenty-four hours a day,
seven days a week, Mon = Monday, Tue = Tuesday, Wed = = Wednesday,
Thu = Thursday, Fri = Friday, Sat = Saturday, Sun = Sunday.

 kHz  Country  Name  Transmitter site  Schedule (UTC)
 3955 D    Radio Channel 292 Rohrbach Waal back till March 2024
 3975 D    Shortwave Radio Winsen, Aller Daily 1600-2300
 3985 D    Shortwaveservice Kall-Krekel Daily 1700-2000
 3995 D    HCJB Weenermoor 24/7
 5895 NOR  Radio Northern Star Bergen Daily 0559-2305
 5920 D    HCJB Weenermoor 24/7
 5930 DNK  World Music Radio Bramming 24/7
 5940 NL   Radio Piepzender Zwolle Irr. (weekends) main frequency
 5955 NL   Radio Veronica Westdorpe Daily 0457-1457
 5970 DNK  Radio208 Hvidovre 24/7
 5980 FIN  Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st weekend
 5980 DNK  Radio OZ-Viola Hillerod Wed 2200-2300
 6005 D    Shortwaveservice Kall-Krekel Daily 1100-1630
 6020 NL   Radio Casanova International Winterswijk Irr.
 6055 DNK  Radio OZ-Viola Hillerod Sat-Sun 1200-1400
 6060 NL   Radio Casanova International Winterswijk Irr.
 6070 D    Radio Channel 292 Rohrbach Waal 24/7
 6085 D    Shortwaveservice / R MiAmigo Int. Kall-Krekel Daily 0800-1800
 6110 NL   Radio Delta International / Elburg
           Sat 0700-1000 (irr.) & Sun 0600-1000
 6115 D    Radio SE-TA 2 Gera irr.
 6130 NL   Radio Europe Alphen a/d Rijn 24/7
 6150 D    Europa 24 Datteln Daily 0800-1500
 6160 D    Shortwave Radio Winsen, Aller Daily 0800-1600
 6170 NL   Radio Europe Alphen a/d Rijn irr.
 6170 FIN  Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st weekend
 6185 NL   Radio Piepzender Zwolle Irr. (alt. to 5940 kHz)
 6195 D    Radio SE-TA 2 Waldheim in DRM only / irr.
 7270 NL   RockPower Radio Nijmegen Daily approx. 0900 - approx. 1555
 7340 NL   Radio Europe Alphen a/d Rijn irr.
 7365 D    HCJB Weenermoor 24/7 (Segenswelle in Russian)
 7405 NL   Radio Piepzender Zwolle Weekends
 7425 NL   Radio Piepzender Zwolle Irr. (alternate to 7405 kHz)
 9520 NL   Radio Europe Alphen a/d Rijn irr.
 9670 D    Radio Channel 292 Rohrbach Waal 24/7
11690 FIN  Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st weekend
11720 FIN  Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st weekend
12030 NL   Radio Delta International Elburg 
           Sat 1000-1500 (irr.) & Sun 1000-1400
13595 NL   Radio Piepzender Zwolle Irr. (alt. to 13865 kHz)
13865 NL   Radio Piepzender Zwolle Weekends
15700 DNK  World Music Radio Randers 24/7
15785 D    BitExpress Erlangen 24/7 (Funklust) in DRM only.
18940 NL   Radio Europe Alphen a/d Rijn irr.
25800 DNK  World Music Radio Marslet, Aarhus 24/7

This list is published by Hartvig Media ApS at the beginning of each
month - based on details supplied by the stations, stations websites,
monitoring observations, HFCC.org registrations, and some presumptions.
Subscription of pdf by e-mail is free; write to
<shn -at- wmr.dk>   February 1st 2024.
(updates by Walter Eibl-D, taken of wwdxc DX Magazine Febr-2024)

FRANCE   6000-6005-6010kHz DRMode block; on Feb 11 at 0800 UT as I am
trying to monitor RHC Esperanto language Suns only on 6000 kHz, QRDRM
noise ACI to it; see CUBA. Another DRM test from TDF Issoudun, which la-
tely had been on +6195+ kHz at 0730-0800 UT but not now.

Unknown whether 6195 kHz abandoned or just QSYed at 0800 UT. TDF DRM at
0800-0900 UT on 6005 kHz is already in EiBi database list, and drmrx.org
but not Aoki Far East database. HFCC.org shows 100 kW at 350 degrees from
ISS, i.e. into NorthAtlantic, Arctic.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Febr 11)

Another TDF DRM mode Test ?  Not sure if this has been reported before or
not, but I came across another TDF DRM transmission this afternoon
(11 Febr) at 19:37UT on 6195 kHz. Nowhere near strong enough for any audio
decoding here in NB-CAN province with my indoor set-up.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor Febr 11)

DRMode tests early requests in A24 season
see 0800 UTC  TDF  txion on 280, 353, 279, or 214 degrees azimuth

 3965 0100 0057 27S,28,37,38,39ISS  10 0   925 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 5890 2330 2400 27SE,28SW,37NE ISS 100 148 146 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 6015 0200 0300 36SE,37W,46NW  ISS 100 214 146 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 6100 0530 0600 27SE,28SW,37NE ISS 100 148 146 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 6100 1730 1800 27SE,28SW,37NE ISS 100 148 146 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 6145 2000 2100 36SE,37W,46NW  ISS 100 216 156 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 7300 1130 1200 27SE,28SW,37NE ISS 100 148 156 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 7300 2330 2400 28SE,38N,39NW  ISS 100 115 211 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 7415 0130 0200 05             ISS 100 350 216 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 9510 2330 2400 39S,40S,41,48  ISS 100 102 216 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 9625 0530 0600 28SE,38N,39NW  ISS 100 115 146 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 9630 1400 1500 17,18,27       ISS 100 280 146 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 9740 0800 0900 17,18,27       ISS 100 280 146 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
 9765 2000 2100 17,18,27       ISS 100 346 157 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
11610 1930 2000 19,20          ISS 100 350 211 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
11650 0530 0600 38E,39S,48N    ISS 100 115 206 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
11810 0800 0900 17,18,27       ISS 100 353 217 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
11915 2000 2100 17,18,27       ISS 100 346 157 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
13585 1400 1500 17,18,27       ISS 100 346 217 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
13605 1730 1800 28SE,38N,39NW  ISS 100 115 217 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
13695 1930 2000 05             ISS 100 350 217 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
13770 0800 0900 09,36,80SW,81  ISS 100 279 217 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
13770 2000 2100 09,36,80SW,81  ISS 100 279 217 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
13820 0800 0900 17,18,27       ISS 100 353 217 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
15280 1400 1500 36SE,37W,46NW  ISS 100 214 157 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
15500 0800 0900 36SE,37W,46NW  ISS 100 214 157 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
15510 0530 0600 39S,40S,41,48  ISS 100 102 217 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
15535 2000 2100 17,18,27       ISS 100 358 207 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
15600 1730 1800 39S,40S,41,48  ISS 100 102 207 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
17755 1130 1200 28SE,38N,39NW  ISS 100 115 147 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
21755 1130 1200 39S,40S,41,48  ISS 100 102 207 1234567 Fra F   TDF  TES
(hfcc.org A24 request file)

GERMANY   A little correction for the entry

'GERMANY 7365 kHz Radio Segenswelle / HCJB'
"7365 0300-0530 UT  D  HCJB Deutsch Russian from Weenermoor
 7365 0530-0300 UT  D  HCJB Deutsch German  from Weenermoor"

This is a very outdated schedule. For almost two years now, 7365 kHz has
been used for Segenswelle in Russian 24/7hrs/d (00-24 UT), in contrast to
3995 // 5920 kHz, which have the following schedule:
01-04 UT in German  (HCJB)
04-05 UT in Russian (HCJB)
05-23 UT in German  (HCJB)
23-01 UT in Russian (Segenswelle)
(Alexander Miatlikov, Dnipro-UKR, direct via wwdxc.de Febr 9)

GERMANY   Radio Tag im MDR Leipzig/Dresden/Halle/Magdeburg/Erfurt tv

<https://www.mdr.de/tv/programm/sendung-921220.html>

Dienstag 13. Febr. 2024, 19:00 Uhr, 29:45 min. Laendermagazin
MDR THUeRINGEN JOURNAL
u.a. "Der Mann mit den 1000 Radios"
Dieser Eichsfelder hat seinen Beruf zum Hobby gemacht ...

Der 80-jaehrige Hans-Joachim Liesenfeld aus Heiligenstadt sammelt Radios,

<https://www.goettinger-tageblatt.de/lokales/eichsfeld-
lk/obereichsfeld/weltradiotag-eichsfelder-sammelt-1000-radios-
ausstellung-in-heiligenstadt-DNY5UXFLQJCPVLBGYHMHEYAEL4.html>

und
<https://www.mdr.de/tv/programm/sendung-921218.html>

Dienstag 13. Febr. 2024, 19:00 Uhr, 29:45 min. Laendermagazin
MDR SACHSEN-ANHALT HEUTE

u.a. Welttag des Radios
"100 Jahre Rundfunkempfang in Bitterfeld"

GERMANY   9670 kHz e-QSL Luca's Retro Wave (via Radio Carpathia).
e-mail:  <radiocarpathia [at] gmail.com>
Jan 21, 2024, 11:00-12:00 UT, 9670 kHz (via Channel292 Ingolstadt Rohrbach
Waal). Picture:
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2024/02/lucas-retro-wave.html>

(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

GERMANY  {Bavaria}  World Radio Day bcst by Swedish DX Federation on 9670.

Special Febr 13 World Radio Day bcst by SDF using the Ingolstadt Rohrbach
Waal xmtr on 9670 kHz was fairly well hrd from the SM2BYC SDR at 1422 UT 
tune but checking several NoAm sites resulted in no signals - weak car-
riers from Iceland, Northern Norway, and Russian SDRs in Irkutsk and
Novossibirsk but no usable signals
{poor tx power covers central Europe target faily, wb.}.

Peruvian vocal "Que Linda Flor" by Victor Manuel del Peru at 1428 UT and
two interesting interviews in English starting at 1438UT - one about Radio
Nordsea Intl experiences and another about possibly the BBC (splatter from
RTI/CRI jamming on 9660 kHz made readability a bit challenging) with re-
cordings of the stations,etc. Closing announcements in Swedish and English
were marred by CRI 500 kW *1458 UT on 9675 kHz.
{China mainland Kunming site til 14.58 UT, Kashgar-Saibagh fr 15.00-UT,wb}
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, wor Febr 13)

GUAM   KTWR Merizo :
1)  Sept 8, 2023 13.48-14.12 UTC / 9320 kHz / Korean language
Good reception at the Belki telescope in Moscow
<https://myqsl.github.io/2023/09/08/ktwr2023C.html>

2)  Sept 15, 2023 13.57-14.12 UTC / 13720 kHz / Chinese
Good reception at the Belki telescope in Moscow
<https://myqsl.github.io/2023/09/15/ktwr2023D.html>

3)  Sept 16, 2023 11.13-11.27 UTC / 12120 kHz / English / DRMode
Surprisingly successful reception at the Belki telescope in Moscow
in DRMode.
<https://myqsl.github.io/2023/09/16/ktwr2023E.html>

(Evgeny Kornykhin, Moscow, Russia deneb-radio-dx; via 
RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

INDIA   New Schedule of Akashvani / AIR New Delhi.
Hello Friends, The new schedule of Akashvani External Services from
1 February 2024 is available as follows:

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

Language Wise:  <https://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/Language.htm>

Frequency Wise: <https://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm>

Location Wise:  <https://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/loc.htm>

Reception Reports to  <spectrum-manager -at- prasarbharati.gov.in>
Yours sincerely,
(Jose Jacob, Hyderabad-IND  VU2JOS; DXindia Febr 5)

INDIA  7215 kHz NewFqy of Akashvani, via AIR Bangalore site, *0058-0129*UT
on Febr 7. IS followed by a man announcer with opening of Sindhi program
followed by program of vocal selections with some very brief talks. Fair
to good signal on this new frequency, ex7380 kHz.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1111 Febr 11)

INDIA   9620 kHz  Akashvani - via AIR Bangalore site, 2021-2031* Febr 6,
man with Hindi vocal selection followed by a woman announcer with French
language talk. Nice station ID at 2028 UT followed by instrumental music
and the woman talking until the carrier was terminated. Fair to good
signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1111 Febr 11)

INDONESIA   3325 kHz  Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya,
on Febr 16. Extremely rare day with readable audio. Reception was before
my local sunrise (1454 UT). I confess I still very much miss the former
local Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya programming that was heard here before VOI
replaced it back in June, 2018. Some highlights from today:

1305-1315 UT: News in English, along with "International News" about
Japan's economy declining into recession.

1315-1318 UT: The usual post-news patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri."

1318-1321 UT: "Today in History" (this date 1946, the first UN Security
Council veto was made by the Soviet Union and in 1971, UN voted on the
One-China policy; this date 1983, major bushfires in Australia; this date
2005, Kyoto climate treaty took effect).

1331 UT: "Indonesian Wonders"; 1344 UT: "Music Corner."

1401-1415 UT: News in Bahasa Indonesia; 1415-1418 UT: The usual post-news
patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri."

My audio of 1415 UT "Bagimu Negeri" and announcer mentioning "Jakarta
EXPO" -
<https://app.box.com/s/dybd9k4b2sn9qqoi7szeayvjkxhsxuw4>

(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

IRAN  {southern AZERBBAIJAN}  936 kHz Azerbaijan Radio seems now shifted
to another freq as it was not // 1026 kHz, mwlist shows Fesanduz-IRN as
the transmitter, that is direct 115 km from Tabryz-IRN.

The program is nearly the same as before but continues with Azeri after
1530 UT. Have heard again several times their ID 'Radio Azerbajian'.
Fair signal at 25/xx, which got better at 36/xx, when I put the radio over
a very long tube corner and SW.
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, wor Febr 13)

JAPAN   Shiokaze/Sea Breeze/JSR via Koga-Ibaragi-Yamata Japan, Febr 8 & 9.

This is the first frequency change of the year since Dec 21 last year.
I didn't really have to change anything. The reception was getting worse.
Two waves of 1300 UT appeared at 41mb, but they were completely unbearable
to listen to. There is no interference on the same frequency, but China's
frequencies of 5 kHz above and below are too strong to hear. Korean
language broadcasts are broadcast in both the first and second half of
Thursday, and can be heard occasionally.This does not mean that you should
change the frequency periodically. Is it possible to choose a frequency
that sounds better? I don't think it would be possible for hard-headed
people ...

Shiokaze New Frequencies, February 8, 2024 ~
1300-1400 7250, 7280 [ex: 5930 // 7335 kHz]
1405-1435 6070, 7325 kHz
1600-1700 6095, 6180 kHz
1705-1805 6020 ,7320 kHz

(Hiroshi on Febr 8 Thursday, with Google translation:
Febr 7 - Wednesday, I observed Shiokaze on 5930 kHz // 7335 kHz,
in English, from 1300+ UT - Ron Howard-CA-USA)

from Hiroshi (Febr 9), with Google translation:

"Shiokaze" has changed its frequency since yesterday Febr 8, and I can
hear 7250 and 7280 kHz on 1300 UT. However, the radio waves from Yamata
tend to skip, with strong overlap from above and below. Friday will be
broadcast in Japanese. This is the same program as on February 2nd, 3rd,
and 5th. On Tuesday, January 14th, the Secretariat of the Abduction Issue
TaskForce (broadcast name "Furusato no Kaze"), which conducts radio broad-
casts to North Korea, and the Identified Missing Persons Issue Investi-
gation Committee (broadcast name "Shiokaze") jointly conducted "North
Korea". Joint public recording of radio broadcasts for Korea "Furusato no
Kaze" and "Shiokaze" ~ Light of hope delivered across the ocean! ?" was
held in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture.

Messages from Fumiyo Kagami, the mother of Daisuke Kagami, who has been
identified as a missing person,and Etsuko Omasa, the mother of Yumi Omasa,
who has been identified as a missing person, were recorded on that day,
and are aimed at the abduction victims. Next, a local Kochi choir sang
"Spring Come," "Easy Mother," and "Nakayoshi Komichi," which were per-
formed at a jointly recorded live concert. The road to rescue corner is
from Shomei Masumoto.

"Family Voices from the Japanese Government" is a message recorded in
December 2019 in Kumamoto from Kaoru Matsuki's older sister, Fumiyo
Saito. The rest, as usual, is to warn people when escaping to Japan.
The second half, 1330 UT, is broadcast in Korean.

My observations on Febr 9, from Asilomar State Beach:

Shiokaze/Sea Breeze/JSR new frequencies; 7250 kHz (very poor) // 7280 kHz
(poor) from 1300+ UT; terrible frequency assignments !
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

JAPAN  [KOREA  D.P.R.{North} target radio]  7250 kHz (very poor) // 7280
kHz (poor-fair), Shiokaze / Sea Breeze/JSR via Koga-Ibaragi-Yamata Japan,
at 1308 UT, Febr 14 (Wednesday), in English. Hiroshi's comments - "1300's
'Shiokaze' is barely audible at 7250 and 7280 kHz. However, reception con-
ditions vary considerably depending on the region. It is heard strongly in
the Chugoku region and westward. On Wednesday the 14th, both the first
half and second half will be broadcast in English."
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

KOREA  D.P.R.  {North} [non-log]  Both 3320 kHz // 6160 kHz (Pyongyang BS)
and 3945 kHz // 5905 kHz (Echo of Unification) remain silent through Febr
14, at 1240 UT. So they seem to be permanently gone!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

KOREA  REP OF {South}  3480 kHz (fair) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 4560 kHz
(fair) // 6520 // 6600 kHz, Voice of the People, at 1237 UT on Febr 14.

5920 kHz Voice of Freedom, 1315 UT, on Febr 14. North DPR Korea with super
white noise jamming; poor reception. (Down on 5915.0 kHz, heard CRI mixing
with Myanmar Radio).

6015 kHz  KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, from tune in at 1218+ UT, Febr 14.
Audio feed from the broadcast of KBS1-TV and KBS2-TV, with the "KBS News
at Nine" (today's YouTube video not posted yet; here is the video from
yesterday -

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfdPyy3If18>

moderate NorthKorean jamming; some light QRM underneath from PBS Xinjiang
(clearly // 4850 kHz); during the news, a brief sound bite in English on
my attached audio. The KBS (6015 kHz) news segment (1200+ UT), has fre-
quent "K-B-S News" IDs (on my attached audio at 0:27 h/m), making it easy
to ID.

6350 kHz  Echo of Hope VOH, my audio at 1259 UT, Febr 14

<https://app.box.com/s/dq4fqte70rt3r7g3uqsich4qpche8zxv>

One minute of music; distinctive "V-O-H" ID; into "oneul-ui sosig"
(Today's News); // 3985 // 4885 // 5995 // 6250 // 7220 kHz.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wor / dirext Febr 14)

KOREA  REP OF   KBS World Radio QSL cards.
Mailbox program. Category "Mail of the week". February 9, 2024.

Andrey Novgorodsky from Kharkov writes: I am very upset by the information
about the termination of the "Mailbox" quiz and about the underfunding for
sending verification cards. In this regard, I would like to clarify
whether the station completely stops sending paper QSL cards for all in-
coming reports or will it send a certain number selectively?

I also saw on the site that I won the last quiz for January,and would like
to find out when the prizes will be sent.

Unfortunately, this question has come to a head because in four years we
have not been able to receive anything from you from Korea - neither QSL
cards, nor prizes for various quizzes. Perhaps all the materials were
simply lost by mail. I would also be glad if you have any information
about previous shipments to my address.

ANSWER:

Andrey, today the situation is as follows. As we have said many times,
funding for our radio for this year has been significantly reduced, and
no money has been allocated for postage costs at all. Over the past year,
a large number of verification cards and gifts remained unsent, since
there was not enough money allocated to send them either.

However, the employee responsible for sending correspondence continues
to fill out cards, confirming incoming reports. We sort them by recipient
and store them until better times. We hope that sooner or later funding
will resume.

Regarding shipments. You were the winner of the following quizzes:
August 2020, February 2021, March and July 2023, January 2024. Last year
the prizes were not sent because there was not enough money, and this year
too. But for 2020-2022 everything was sent.

<http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/program_segments_view.htm?lang=
r&procode=one&bbs=othc_letter&no=45605>

(Alex M {? Miatlikov} "deneb-radio-dx"  via
RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

KOREA  REP OF  {South}  7720 kHz Echo of Hope VOH, 0650-0700* UT, Febr 11.
Non-stop generic, EZL instrumental music till cut off; no announcements at
all; fair-good reception.

{7719.996 kHz measured at 15.20 UT mx px, S=8 in southern Germany,
and 7625even nearby TVOM VoMartyrs in Mandarin Chinese, via Tashkent-UZB
at 15.25 Febr 13, wb.}
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

KYRGYZSTAN   4010 kHz  Kyrgyz Radio (presumed), via Kyrgyztelekom, Radio
Krasnayam Birinchi Radio, Rechka Bishkek; report to
<public -at- ktrk.kg>      or 
<ktrksite -at- gmail.com>  or
<office-rrtc -at- ktrk.kg>
59, Jash Gvardiya boulevard
720010 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Central Asia.

at 1455 UT on Febr 9. Very prominent open carrier, but no audio heard.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

{4010.007 kHz S=8 Kyrgyztelekom signal at 1612 UT on Tues Febr 13,
and
5130.014 kHz S=8 too, Afghan Christian Radio target {TWR / IBRA religious
world} Pashto sce at 16.17 UT on Febr 13,  wb df5sx}

4010 kHz Kyrgyz Radio (presumed), via Kyrgyztelekom, Radio Krasnayam Bi-
rinchi Radio, Rechka Bishkek; report to
<public -at- ktrk.kg>      or
<ktrksite -at- gmail.com>  or
<office-rrtc -at- ktrk.kg>

59, Jash Gvardiya boulevard
720010 Bishkek,
Kyrgyz Republic, Central Asia.

at 14.55 UT on Febr 9. Very prominent open carrier, but no audio heard.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

Dear Mauno,tell me to find the schedule / data of the AFG religious Pashto
sce entry in WRTH 2024 please, I could only find Bishkek 1467 kHz MW of
TWR / PANA construct, and in fqy table the 5130 kHz entry of IBRA radio
(under Sweden ?) also; but no entry in Afghanistan target radio of present
5130.014 kHz service via Kyrgyztelekom Bishkek KGZ ? today UT afternoon.

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

Re: Kyrgyztelekom target radio to AFG ? in WRTH 2024.

Hi Wolfie, on page #563 there is a Multilingual entry for IBRA on 5130 kHz
1500-1800 UT. Multilingual because also other languages than Pashto has
been reported by Tony Rogers at least:

The transmitter on 5130 kHz was switched on at 1446 UT today with tones
until the start of songs at 1456 UT, which continued until 1533 UT (no an-
nouncements during this time); at 1533 UT a new programme started which
appeared to be in Kazakh (despite me saying that I hadn't previously heard
anything in a Central Asian language on a Monday!).

I tried translating some of the audio with Google Translate to see if I
could identify the language for sure and using Kazakh as the source it did
manage to translate a few words into "I'm the only one who has been in
contact with each other in his life and knows what he sees and knows", so
maybe that was part of a Christian message in Kazakh. Otherwise only odd
words here and there so not exactly a successful exercise.

Stopped listening at 1555 UT so not sure if 'Radio Sadaye Zindagi' pro-
grammes in Dari followed.

With today, 1 May, being the first weekday of the month, the Kyrgyz trans-
mitter on 5130 kHz should hopefully be back on air from around 1455 UT
through to close at 1755v UT.

And with it being a Monday and based on previous monitoring it should be
in Dari until 1530 UT with Christian talks (or perhaps mostly music), fol-
lowed by South Asian-style songs (at least that's what they sound like to
me) between 1530-1600 UT, which may include canned ID's in English such as
"You've chosen the right station, it's Hit Short Wave" etc, and at 1600 UT
back into Dari with Christian programmes for Afghanistan from 'Radio
Sadaye Zindagi' (Afghan Voice) through to sign-off.

It has also been heard in a Central Asian language on some days, possibly
Kazakh, but I've not noticed that on a Monday so far.

The 15 kW transmitter is unlikely to make it to the UK at this time of
year but it might be heard with decent reception using the online Kiwi-
SDR's in Novosibirsk and Novokuzneck, both in Russia, and weaker on the
KiwiSDR in New Delhi, India {or Perseus SDR in Doha Qatar ME target, wb.}.

I don't think there is really any fixed schedule.
73, Mauno {Ritola-FIN, wrth Febr 13)

Many thanks dear Mauno,
yes, found on page #563 this small item. vy73 de wolfie df5sx
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Saturday Febr 13)

MUSIC   Music Programmes on Shortwave - Version 4 now available for
B-23 broadcast season.

An updated version (version 4.0) of my "Music Programmes on Shortwave"
PDF file for the current B-23 broadcast season is now available to down-
load from this new permanent link

<https://app.box.com/s/kbdxb4c5lwpju0kpoi27aiwc35br2g2a>
(or for short:  <https://bit.ly/3LgKNJ2>

I hope that you find it of interest.
This will most likely be the final upload for the B-23 season. The next
update will be for the new A-24 broadcast season, and hopefully will be
uploaded mid-April. As always, I appreciate any updates or corrections.
(Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 10)

MYANMAR / CHINA {and non}  5915 kHz  CRI via Kashi-Saibagh, at 1043 UT on
Febr 7; fair signal with Russian service. YL in RR tlks, // 7290 kHz with
better signal. No sign of 5915 kHz Myanmar Radio yet ...
{ from northern central bcast center Nay Pyi Daw, wb. }

Myanmar quite the dominant signal now and playing awfully funky Burmese
mx, chanting OM with ethnic orch. Ran right through 1300 UT TOH with just
a dead air pause and continued pgming, as is their local time BOH. Soft-
voiced YL at 1304 UT.  1344 UT: on 5915.0 kHz now mixing with about equal
strength - CRI & Myanmar.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

MYANMAR   5985kHz  Myanmar Radio at 1457 UT on Febr 9 (Friday). The signal
from Turkey (VOT Emirler) was killing Myanmar reception; later from 1530+
UT was not in the usual English, but instead in Burmese; announcers chatt-
ing and playing music. Tomorrow is not Myanmar's New Year's Day; the
Burmese New Year's Water Festival (Thingyan) is celebrated in April.

Perhaps today was not in English due to Monday (Febr 12) being a national
Myanmar holiday (Union Day - celebrating the unification of the country).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

MYANMAR   Memang 1341z Myanmar is head on 5915 kHz with Chinese songs with
-70db min in the Himalayas, KSDR, and talks by YL in Bamar. If I were less
involved,I would think this could be another Chinese outlet. ON 1351 UT YL
spoken in Chinese ending [?]. The program at 1355 UT resumed hearing a
Chinese song.

5985 Myanma Radio {Yegu Yagoon bc center} at 1355 UT is different {as
always, wb.} from the 5915 kHz content with man, as like talking a poem
with YL nxt to him doing the same but speaking quite fat! -65dbm signal.

<https://zliangaslogs.wordpress.com/2024/02/10/ksdr-logs-7-2/>
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, hcdx Febr 7)

MYANMAR   At 13.30 UT on Febr 15 only
MR  Myanmar Radio Yegu / Yangoon on exact 5985 kHz, S=8 in Hiroshima and
Tokyo-JPN, remotedly on Perseus SDR units.
S=9+20dB or -58dBm strength in central Thailand Perseus SDR remotedly.

But NOTHING of Myanmar Radio audio px noted from northern central bcast
center Nay Pyi Daw, not on 5914.9v - nor on alternate 5919 kHz channel.

Checked via KIWI amateur radio small unit at near Hua Hin in Thailand
<http://la6lukiwisdrth.ddns.net:8073>  in KIWI net remotedly.

Only China mainland CRI Beijing in Russian language sce
noted on 5915 kHz even, at 13.30 UT, S=9 signal in Tokyo Japan.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

re Febr 15, earlier at 1133 UT, had Myanmar Radio and CRI mixing together
co-channel, almost equal strength on 5915.0 kHz.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct Febr 15)

MYANMAR   5985 kHz Myanmar Radio Yegu-Yangoon, 1518+ UT, Febr 16 (Fri).
Today with no signal from Turkey (VOTUR); this is the second, consecutive
Friday that Myanmar has had no English (1530+ UT); audio quality seemed to
indicate coverage from some event; also played music, till tuned-out at
1540 UT. Is this their usual schedule now with no English on Friday ?
My local sunrise was at 1454 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

NETHERLANDS   6130 kHz  Radio Europa, 31 Jan at 0342 UT. "The Rains in
Africa" by Toto; OM "on 6130 kHz from Holland, this is Radio Europa" into
"Heart of Glass" by Blondie, then OM Announcer "from the heart of Holland
on shortwave, this is Radio Europa". 23232.
(Kris Field-FL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

6130 kHz  Radio Europa, Alphen aan den Rijn, 0410 UT, Febr 6; good signal
with dreamy EDM and some garble QRM spilling over from 6125 kHz.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

NEW ZEALAND   7390 kHz  RNZ Pacific in En to Oceania, Febr 5, at 1521-1535
UT. SIO 555. Talk and interview about the consequences of global warming
survival. "Prepper" philosophy. Seed savers and survival after a modern
doomsday. Excellent signal. BBC Programming via RNZI after 1527UT. Mention
of earthquake recovery in Turkey.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

7390 kHz  RNZ Pacific in En to Oceania, Febr 8, at 1515-1527 UT. SIO 555.
Folk mx with YL performer. Good signal, easy listening. OM joins at 1518UT
YL host / announcer between songs. MX program. Minor audio distortion on
signal. Interviews and discussion with the performers.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

NEW ZEALAND   17675 kHz  RNZ Int'l Rangitaiki txion center site, at 0539
UT in Febr 6. Talk by a man in English then a short instrumental to 0544
UT. A woman spoke about a pioneering family in New Zealand who started a
lumber company and was responsible for a booming lumber industry. At 0556
UT she moved on to other topics. This frequency now closing announcement
by a man at 0558 UT followed by the call of the New Zealand Bellbird heard
twice then end of transmission. Very good but noisy this morning.
(Ed Cichorek-NJ-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

NEW ZEALAND   Radio New Zealand (RNZ) is looking for a buyer for a block
of land it owns in West Auckland to plug a financial hole and keep broad-
cast on the AM spectrum alive, at least for now. The 7.4ha block in
Henderson, metres away from the Lincoln Rd off-ramp, is home to a long-
standing red and white transmission tower. When RNZ's predecessor bought
the land in 1934 it was a rural pasture, but it has long since been enve-
loped by urban sprawl. It has grown to a rateable value of $6 million.
But, while the value of the land has continued to increase, the cost of
the ageing AM transmission network has become a burden on the broadcaster.

Chief technology and operations officer Mark Bullen said RNZ was looking
at having to spend up to $13 million across the whole network to keep it
going. "Further remediation [at Henderson] is not cost effective and will
lead to significant outages. We now need to consider other options, in-
cluding removal and/or replacing the masts," he said. Old-fashioned 
AM radio is a potential lifesaver in emergency situations and the govern-
ment is aware of its importance.

In the latest round of funding, RNZ received an additional $1.7 million
a year for AM infrastructure, but that money would also have to meet the
cost of running Parliament Radio.

"Land sales offer a potential avenue for funding the capital needs of the
network without impacting on other RNZ priorities," Bullen said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has expressed
an interest in acquiring the land from RNZ for potential development.
The Ministry works with K?inga Ora on large scale developments, such as
at Carrington Rd in Mount Albert, usually to deliver a mix of market
price, KiwiBuild and social housing.

The land at Henderson is zoned light industry so it would need a plan
change before that could happen. If an application to the council saw it
changed to mixed housing urban zoning, a developer could theoretically
get around 200 houses on the block.

RNZ has set itself a deadline of 2026 by which time a decision on the
future of AM broadcast infrastructure must be made. A cashed up RNZ would
then look to replace the Lincoln Rd tower on a new site. It has already
instructed a telecommunications contractor to apply for resource consent
for a new tower on a property at Awhitu on the southern shores of the
Manukau Harbour.

Bullen still firmly believes AM has a role to play. That's because AM
waves travel far greater distances than FM. "For many people, especially
those living away from the main city centres in remote areas or in rugged
terrain, it is still their primary means of keeping in touch with news and
information," he said. He also pointed out that during Cyclone Gabrielle
[in early 2023], AM played an important role in getting up-to-date infor-
mation to far-flung reaches as the cellular phone network went out. Yet,
despite the broadcaster's best efforts, AM radio's days in New Zealand
may inevitably come to a close. RNZ's licence for the spectrum expires in
2032, and it's only sought a consent term at ?whitu of 25 years.

Civil Defence said radio was a "vital tool" in times of emergency, and AM
had proven to be effective, but it stopped short of saying it was abso-
lutely necessary. AM's reach could be supplanted by new satellite techno-
logies like Starlink in the not too distant future, in the opinion of an
unofficial source within the organisation. Minister for Media And
Communications, Melissa Lee, likewise said AM was still a "lifeline",
but said she was speaking with RNZ about "transitioning away from legacy
transmission infrastructure to newer, more cost-effective solutions".

It might be the future, but it's not progress, according to Radio Tarana
[1386 kHz AM] broadcaster Jilesh Desai who says AM is of "prime impor-
tance" for communities across the city. "The Indian community is depen-
dent on AM, because they can listen to news in their own language. It's
more comfortable, and it keeps them connected." RNZ's AM network capacity
is fully utilised in Auckland by various local stations, and with no re-
maining FM frequencies in the region, some could cease to exist.
(Jonathan Killick, Stuff 4 Febr, via
pages #11 - #13, New Zealand DX Times  2024 NZRDXL February 2024, Febr 9)

PERU   4810 kHz . R Logos, Chazuta, at 1035 UT on Febr 7; poor signal with
OM preaching in Spanish, only audible in LSB mode, -which eliminates a lot
of the howling wall of QRM but still the ticking CODAR heard. Not a great
60 mb morning, but 4775 kHz Tarma fair at same time.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

PHILIPPINES   9400 kHz  FEBC Radio Liangyou 1, Iba heard at 1317 UT on
Febr 5. a woman speaking, almost lecturing, in Mandarin. Poor-fair.
(Bob Brossell, Pewaukee-WI-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

PHILIPPINES   12095 kHz  FEBC to Cambodia via Bocaue-PHL site center,
'The Voice of Love' at 1337 UT on Febr 7; fluttery signal but clear with
local vocal selection and then OM preaching in Khmer language. Sked here
daily 1330-1400 UT. Apparently to supplement usual 13870 kHz, 1100-1300 UT
also via Bocaue-PHL center.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

ROMANIA   Radio Romania International QSL cards.

The English service has repeatedly noted in its letters that RRI does not
have funds allocated either for the production of printed QSLs or for
their distribution. Even electronic ones they offer to fill out and ask
listeners to fill out themselves. This was discussed on the
"Radio Reception" channel on Telegram.

(Alex M {? Miatlikov} "deneb-radio-dx"  via
RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5020 kHz  SIBC Honiara, still on the air playing pop
songs at 1503 UT, Febr 16; long past the usual 1200* UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

5020 kHz even measured, S=5 or -91dBm signal in Tokyo-JAP remotedly at
11.00 UT on Febr 17, wb df5sx.

SWEDEN  In 2016, Radio Sweden already reduced the section in Russian. This
happened immediately after the cessation of broadcasting on short waves
and due to the lack of audience interest in broadcasts via the Internet.

That's an absolutely false statement. It should be noted that the section
was closed, not reduced (improper machine translation). Radio Sweden ceas-
ed their shortwave and mediumwave broadcasts in October 2010, while the
Russian service was closed in March 2016 (which is very 'immediately'
lol).

By that time,Radio Sweden's focus had already been shifted to the domestic
immigrant audience for many years, and they finally decided to close
German and Russian services, which were remainders of the external ser-
vice. I (and many others too, judging from the number of followers and
feedback on their social media pages) listened to them until the closure.

Here's statement from Ingemar Loefgren (Head of SR International) on that
matter:

"We are 'turning the boat' around and focusing our efforts on the 'new
Swedes' (immigrants) and newcomers (refugees). The German and Russian edi-
tions are remnants of the former external broadcasting/utlandsprogrammet,
which is no longer compatible with our task of reflecting the diversity in
Sweden".

<https://web.archive.org/web/20191214060909/https://sverigesradio.se/
sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2103&artikel=6350561>

(Alex M {? Miatlikov} "deneb-radio-dx"  via
RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

Re: Radio Sweden / RUS'-DX items, 11 Febr.

The closures started in 2006 with the broadcasts in Estonian and Latvian,
launched in the early 90s. The explanation they gave was that it is no
longer necessary to present Swedish democracy as model to these countries.

Next was in 2008 linear radio in German, leaving only a web presence for
the time being. In this case they referred to a dramatic loss of listeners
within a few years, without providing any evidence or source for that
claim.In fact it was just curtains after the head of that language service
had quit, leaving the sinking ship.

In 2009 followed the closure of the special Belarus broadcasts they had
started only in 2004. Statement in this case: They were just an experiment
anyway.

2010 the end of AM transmissions, with a comment from editors of the Rus-
sian service that they were "disappointed" and people internally remarking
that SR leadership seems to believe that the rest of the world is like
Sweden. In the same moment the language services Albanian and Serbo-Cro-
atian ended as well. Russian, English and German remained at this point as
web pages. In so far it is correct to call it a "reduction" of Russian
(and English).

I have not followed the further developments after this point. Has this
short-lived revival of Russian been noticed by the "international broad-
casting community" (whatever that may be) at all? I can't remember any
previous mentions of it.

That statement about focussing on immigrants was prominently served to
German-speaking audiences as well. I would not say that it has aged well.

A final note: I was told that until 1989 the German broadcasts had a
condescending attitude towards listeners from the GDR. At least it has
been perceived as such.
(Kai Ludwig-D, wor Febr 17)

TAIWAN   RTI wish you a happy Year of the Dragon!
Happy New Year of the Dragon - from Radio Taiwan International.

Dear listener and friend!
The Russian Service of Radio Taiwan International congratulates you on
the upcoming New Year according to the lunar calendar - the Year of the
Dragon!

We wish you health, happiness, peace and prosperity!
Happy New Year!

<ru.rti.org.tw>
<https://www.facebook.com/rtiruss>
<https://vk.com/radiotaiwan>
<https://t.me/rtirussian>
<www.youtube.com/@rtiru2023

Picture - <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2024/02/blog-post_50.html>

(Alex M {? Miatlikov} "deneb-radio-dx"  via
RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)
{CHINA mainland}  - Year of the Dragon ! -
9675 kHz CRI via Kashgar--Saibagh, at 0154 UT, Febr 8. Round Table segment
with man and woman in English. Discussion concerning Chinese festivals and
performances. Spoke about a Chinese celebrating the Chinese New Year.
Flute music to 0200 UT then abrupt end of transmission. Fair and choppy.
(Ed Cichorek-NJ-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

TAIWAN  {Target Radio Service}  9670 kHz OPPOSITION Radio Dap Loi Song Nui
(R DLSN) via Paochung-TWN, at 1231 UT on Febr 10; wow, something has sure
changed different xmtr, beam or what? BIG, wonderful signal today, totally
dominating fqy, with OM in Vietnamese alternating nx items with YL, orchl
mx breakers between items.

No sign of the Hanoi siren jammer !
Signal holding nicely, still crisp and clear at 1250 UT retune. Closing
anmts by OM 1259 UT with moody orch theme, then into choral anthem-sound-
ing song. ID by OM in Viet and PO box given. Dead air from -1300* UT.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

11940 OPPOSITION - Target Radio service. Radio NUG (Nat Unity Govt) via
Paochung-TWN site, 1410 UT, Febr 6; poor-fair with OM in Burmese tlks,
clear fqy. 1415 UT chimes like break, YL anmts and then different OM. This
broadcaster, by the way, sends a beautiful instant QSL response to recep-
tion reports. Nice souvenir, but as an automated response it is hardly a
'verification' of anything ... not that many QSLs are, I guess, hi.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

THAILAND   7475 kHz - Radio Thailand World Service / HSK9, via USAGM Udorn
Thani. QSL-card (+stickers): 7475 kHz, 18.30-19.30 UT, Dec 28, 2023. Blog:
<http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2019/01/radio-thailand-world-service.html>
(Konstantin Barsenkov, St. Petersburg-RUS, via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS via RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

TURKEY   Who's on 11510 kHz at 20:00 UT on Febr 11 ?
(Walter Salmaniw-Masset-BC-CAN, hcdx / BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 11)

TURKEY   11510.015 kHz Turkish Pres Erdogan jamming, played Osmanic world
Near East mx, jamming against 'Denge Gel' Kurdish national SW radio also
in 25 mband on various frequencies on various daytime schedule.

Typical 5th TRT Emirler transmitter annoying WHISTLE / squeal tone of
80, 100, 140, 205 Hertz fqy away distance whistle tone audio. See audio
strings visible on accompnied jpg file picture screenshot.

S=9+20dB here in southern Germany at 20.35 UT on Sun Febr 11.
(73 wb  df5sx wwdxc topnews, Febr 11)

Re:  Who's on 11510 kHz at 20:00 UT ?
Judging from the content and the squeal, this is obviously the Turkish
"Radyo Erdogan" jammer against Kurdish 'Denge Gel' radio. The Kurdish
station is not heard underneath.
(Dr Hansjoerg Biener-D, hcdx / BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 11)

Sounds like march music at 20:25 UTC.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN,  hcdx / BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 11)

Strong reception with ME sounding music before the TOH and continuing past
20:00 UT. Who might this be? Best heard via North Beverage from Masset-BC,
so presumably over the Pole into Central Asia / Middle East?  Walt
(Walter Salmaniw-Masset-BC-CAN, hcdx / BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 11)

TURKEY   6125.018 kHz  UT Mon Febr 5 at 0410 UT, VOT English with annoying
squeal, S=9+35dB into UTwente,which I was also hearing first via Maryland.
Autonotch does nothing. To get rid of it, bandwidth must be narrowed below
3 kHz which leaves very lofi audio. Something's always erroneous at
Emirler. 'Weekly Analysis' is just ending; 0413 UT song; 0417 UT "always-
by-your-side" promo; 0418 UT song;

0421 UT "with-you-every-hour" promo, and 'Letterbox', which is why I tuned
in, to reconfirm on final repeat of Sunday show. Informally referring to
letters / reports from: India, Germany, Italy, Australia, Italy, Belgium;
Alan Holder G4ZBH, on Isle of Wight, U.K. - only name we recognize, long-
time listener glad to have L'Box back; India, Lithuania. Along the way
offered only P-QSLs, no have calendars or any other goodies to send like
they used to. During COVID worked from home and didn't get it. Back next
week and "Goodbye, my lovely listeners, I love all of you".

It's the regular OM anncer whose name per Alan is Halil Ibrahim Sarikaya,
until 0438 UT. Has considerable accent but not impeding comprehension like
the YL badax, Efsun Duri Elgeler. Last week this show ran from 0417 UT to
0429 UT, so the span is now expanded to 0417/0438v UT, likewise on all the
other English transmissions, i.e. those starting on half-hour, :47/:08.
DX/SWL/MediaPrograms amended. The / indicates start/stop range rather than
specific times.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

UNID SITE/TURKEY  11525 kHz 'Denge Gel' Kurdish radio on shortwave, with
signal 65/25 (say local!) on 1540+ UT and very clear. On 11510 kHz there
is possibly the so called 'Erdogan voice' jammer, under the nearly local
signal from RFA Korean from USAGM Tinian-MRA, of 55+ signal.
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, wor Febr 13)

UNID SITE   11530 kHz OPPOSITION - Target Radio 'Radio Denge Gel'
(exDenge Welat), 1355 UT on Febr 7; fair signal with ethnic vocals with
instl accompaniment. Brief repeating mx and into nx in Kurdish by YL at
1400 UT. ID by // with live stream. Presume the listing via Kichinev
Pridnestrovie Grigoriopol Maiac bcast center, is correct, as fqy is al-
most spot-on 11530.0 kHz. If Tashkent-UZB would have had the usual tell-
tale off-nominal fqy. No sign of the Turkish jammer yet.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

UAE   12095 kHz (transmitter Encompass Media, Al Dhabbaya UAE, bcast site)
eQSL Radio Prague International, Czech Republic. 5 Febr 2024, 15.00-15.29
UT.
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

U.K.   BBC Longwave switch off update.

September 2023 Elexon meeting:
Background:The contract between Elexon and the Energy Networks Association
(ENA) to pass operational costs for the Radio Teleswitch Service (RTS)
through the BSC as 'BSC Costs' is due to expire on 31 March 2024 ... the
transition away from the RTS is unlikely to conclude by 31 March 2024.

Conclusions:
The Issue Group recognised that all RTS devices need to be replaced by the
end of 2025 as the BBC can no longer guarantee operational and maintenance
service beyond this date. Therefore, the Issue 108 group acknowledged that
December 2025 is the absolute deadline to replace RTS. Customers with RTS
meters should be switched over by Summer 2025 at the latest to ensure the
end of 2025 deadline is reached;

Cost to the electricity industry of agreement to pay the operational costs
of the transmitter and of maintaining the infrastructure estimated at GBP5
million annually.

Link posted today on Digital Spy:

Energy Networks Association current status of radio teleswitch:
Radio teleswitches are being replaced as part of the smart meter rollout
programme.To enable the programme to continue the life of the radio
teleswitching system has been extended through to March 2025.

<https://www.energynetworks.org/industry/engineering-and-technical-
programmes/radio-teleswitch>
(via Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 14)

U.K.   re: BBC Longwave switch off update.

In all likelyhood "anyone" knows by now, but they still treat it as
'Geheime Kommandosache'. The only information that is in the public domain
so far is the prolongation of the teleswitch service until March 2025,
with them apparently paying the complete operational costs of five or six
million pounds.

There is the opinion that it rather looks as if Arqiva will still continue
to modulate the 198 kHz carrier with Radio 4 programme audio (the vanilla
feed as on FM, which, to add more nerdy speculation, could even be used as
source after shutting down the separate Radio 4 LW distribution), because
by now you would expect the "Retune!!!" stuff to creep in. But that's just
"we do not want to speculate, but!!!" Meanwhile I would not be surprised
if no definite answer will become available before 31 March, 2300 UTC.
(Kai Ludwig-D, BrDXC-UK iogr / wor Febr 17)

U.K.   A video of The Final 10 minutes of Sunshine Radio 855 kHz Medium
Wave from behind the scenes - YouTube can be seen by entering the

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVSFuUbH-iU>
above link into your preferred browser.

Last month I mentioned receiving a verification from Sunshine Radio
(Ludlow / Villa Farm) from
Dave Porter G4OYX (retired BBC/Encompass Woofferton transmission engineer)
who built the entire MF transmitting site in 1992.

Unfortunately, Sunshine Radio on 855 kHz had its service switched off for
the final time on Friday the 19 th of January 2024.

There was some separate programming on 855 kHz prior to close down. Dave
Porter was invited to turn the station off as he switched it on in front
of the Radio Authority Engineers in October 1992.

The first record played on the test transmissions period was "This Is the
Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby and the Range and it was the last record play-
ed through the MF transmitter.

Dave Porter G4OYX switching off the Sunshine Radio (855 kHz) transmitter
for the final time on 19 January 2024.

A video of The Final 10 minutes of Sunshine Radio 855 kHz Medium Wave from
behind the scenes - YouTube can be seen by entering the above link into
your preferred browser.

My go to sdr for hearing Sunshine Radio was the Weston-Super-Mare sdr but
unfortunately it was off line so I listened to the final transmission of
Sunshine Radio on G4DYA's Kiwi sdr in Stone, Staffordshire, England.

(page #65 - #66 'remote Listening' by Dene Lynneberg, Wellington-NZL;
email <hello -at- radiodx.com>
via New Zealand DX Times  2024 NZRDXL February 2024, Febr 10)

USA  {INDONESIA non}  7780 kHz VOINS (Channel Two) relay via
WRMI Okeechobee-FL-USA state, Febr 11 (Sunday), in English:
0802 UT: News.

0804-0806 UT: The usual post-news distinctive patriotic song - "Bagimu
Negeri" (For You, Our Country); song at YouTube -

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K8eSLGclf4>

<https://id-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/wiki/Bagimu_Negeri?_
x_tr_sl=id&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc>

"Bagimu Negeri is the title of a struggle song created by Kusbini in 1942
and is a mandatory struggle song and was designated as the Indonesian na-
tional song in 1960."

0814 UT: The daily feature of global weather, starting with Indonesian
weather.

0816 UT: PSA, encouraging Indonesian voters to be sure to vote in the up-
coming Febr 14 national general elections for President, Vice President,
et al.

<https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_Indonesian_general_election>
played a lot of EZL pop songs; almost fair reception and fairly readable.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

USA   9475 kHz  Febr 10 at 1937 UT, George McClintock calls for a radio-
check as he has this WTWW frequency running. It's rather weak and fading
here, maybe S6 before shutting off, while neighbor 9980 kHz WWCR is in-
blasting, S=9+30dB. Says running about 40 kW on 9475 kHz, maybe less fa-
vorable antenna than WWCR. Also says waiting on one part to get #1 trans-
mitter going again.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

USA  There are rumours {sic} that the National Defence {sic} Authorisation
{sic} Act requires the USAgency for Global Media to establish a Radio Free
Africa service.

This would seem to cut across the services already provided by the VOA,and
has been compared with the Radio Free Asia and Radio Free Europe / Radio
Liberty set up many years ago to present news pertinent to the target
countries only.

I guess we must watch this space to see whether we must endure more US
propaganda on the airwaves (personal view, and not that of this publica-
tion)
(page #63 SW News by Ian Wells, Dunedin-NZL; via
New Zealand DX Times  2024 NZRDXL February 2024, Febr 10)

UZBEKISTAN   Radio Communication Center for Radio Broadcasting and Tele-
vision.
<https://www.crrt.uz/>  In Uzbek and Russian languages.
The Tashkent television center was inaugurated on November 5, 1956, the
first in Central Asia.
(wb, Hard-Core-DX Digest, Vol 254, Issue 5; via
RUSdx #1276 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

VANUATU  {non-log}   Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, checked Febr 11, on 2485,
3945, 5040, 7260, and 9960 kHz, from 0705+ UT, but off the air.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

VANUATU   7260 kHz  Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, not heard in the previous
two days, but on the air today, 0605-0724 UT on Febr 12, Bislama, English,
comments, Island songs. 15421.
(Manuel Mendez, Lugo-ESP, BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 12)

VATICAN STATE   WRDay special NOW on 6035 kHz Vatican Radio via
Santa Maria di Galeria bcast center.

As posted on the Italradio website
<https://www.italradio.org/portale/index.php>

Successo della trasmissione di Italradio in onde corte Grazie [...}
trasmissione del 13 febbraio 2024 alle 19.00 UTC su 6035 kHz Italradio...
And translated by Google:

Success of Italradio's shortwave broadcast. Heartfelt thanks to the
listeners for the great support from all over Europe and beyond for our
broadcast on 13 February 2024 at 19.00 UTC on 6035 kHz, an extraordinary
initiative by Italradio for World Radio Day. Hundreds of reports arrived
on
<web2012 -at- italradio.org>

and on social network profiles. A long analysis phase awaits us but the
first result is clear: there is still a need for shortwave, even in
Italian.
(VR via Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor Febr 15)

VATICAN STATE   Vatican Radio Penitential Procession, Holy Mass special
broadcast. Hello, Tomrrow February 14th 2024. Vatican Radio will be again
on SW via Santa Maria di Galeria bcast center in Vatican State, for a
special broadcast for Penitential Procession, Holy Mass and imposition of
the ashes. Time: 1520-1715 UTC Frequencies: in French on 15565 kHz,
English on 13830 kHz, and Arabic on 11630 kHz.
(Christian Ghibaudo-Nice-F, BrDXC-UK iogr Febr 13)

VATICAN STATE   7410 kHz  BBC London px via Santa Maria di Galeria Vatican
State site, at 0041 UT on Febr 10. Man and woman speaking in listed Dari.
Back and forth talk and laughter in what sounds like a radio play. Fair
with // reception on 7445 kHz ENC Woofferton-UK bcast center, which is
very good.
(Ed Cichorek-NJ-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

VIETNAM   7220 kHz  Voice of Vietnam in Vietnamese to North Africa, Feb 5,
2024, 15.38-15.50 UT. SIO 444. Via Hanoi - Son Tay bcast center. OM with a
long monologue. POP MX follows with a YL performer.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1138 Febr 11)

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

Log of Friday Febr 9th at 01.50 UT to 02.15 UT, taken in
Edmonton AB-CAN and in Detroit-MI state Perseus SDRs net remotedly:

 4764.998 CUB  R Progreso Bauta or Bejucal(?), at 01.55 UT, S=9+20dB.
 5130.279 USA  WBCQ, TOM BS religious ministry, talk on 'Israel', stn ID,
          Undoubtedly voice of exPres Trump heard, S=9+20dB at 02.02 UT.
 6000even CUB  RHC in English progr at 02.03 UT, bad audio today via
          ? Quivican San Felipe TITAN site, and confirmed determination by
          the harmonic frequency // 12000 kHz hx outlet.
          S=9+40dB OVERMODULATED audio non-quality.
          Two BUZZ tone audio strings of 120/240 Hertz fqy distance seen.
 6015 DRMode of TDF Issoudun digital S=9+35dB strength in Edmonton-AB-CAN,
          at 02.06 UT on Febr 9.
 6159.934 USA  WBCQ  at 02.07 UT, S=9+5 in Edmonton-AB-CAN. The Planet(?)
          Mr. Biden interview voice.
11570even IND  Akashvani AIR Tibetan sce via Bangalore bcast center, in
          NoAM S=8 at 02.10 UT.
11670even CUB  Surprise to be hear RHC Bauta Spanish progr on this channel
          after long silence time. S=9+20dB at 02.12 UT, and additional
          accompanied various BUZZ tone strings of 60 / 120 / 240 / 300and
          360 Hertz fqy distance. 
11749.919 BRA  Radio Voz Missionaria, S=9, at 02.14 UT, QRM on
11750even kHz  chn  CNR1 VoCHN:

and
Log of Saturday Febr 10th at 01.45 UT to 02.15 UT, taken in
Edmonton AB-CAN and in Detroit-MI state Perseus SDRs net remotedly:

 4765.006 CUB  R Progreso Bauta(?), Spanish LatinAM music song at 01.45 UT
          today fqy on upper flank, S=9+25dB powerful signal, but medium
          site modulation.
 5085even USA  WTWW Lebanon TN, S=9+30dB at 01.48 UT, 
 5130.279 USA  WBCQ, political discussion, talk on undoubtedly voice of
          exPres Trump heard, interview by exFOX tv journalist presenter
          with Russian Pres Putin, S=9 at 01.51 UT.
 5850even USA  WRMI Okeechobee-FL state. S=9+20dB at 01.52 UT. World of
          Radio radio DX matter px by GH, Saturday Febr 10.
 6000even CUB  RHC in English progr at 01.54 UT, bad audio today via
          ? Quivican San Felipe TITAN site, and confirmed determination by
          the harmonic frequency // 12000 kHz hx outlet.
          S=9+25dB OVERMODULATED  DISTORTION  audio non-quality.
          BUZZ tone audio string of 120 Hertz fqy distance seen / heard,
          of S=8-9 measurement on Perseus SDR unit.
 6159.933 USA  WBCQ  at 01.58 UT, S=9 in Edmonton-AB-CAN. The Planet(?)
          program.

RadioBras requested on 6180 kHz, is now on lower fqy flank on
6179.939 kHz, Febr 10 at 03.20 UT.

6179.939  BRA  surprise, surprise undoubtedly RadioBras music, (250 kW)
          ZYE365 Radio Nacional da Amazonia, a sua voz na radio
          brasileira, Brasilia DF
<http://radios.ebc.com.br/nacionalamazonia>  on lower flank of
fqy, at 02.07 UT, S=9+30dB power in Edmonton-AB province of CAN.

... and much bad co-channel mixture of

6180even  MDG  WCB  'La Voz Alegre' Spanish sce westwards to LatinAM tar-
          get, via MWV New Life Station, Mahajanga, Madagascar bcast
          center. S=8 -75dBm signal on exact fqy, at 02.10 UT. La Voz
          Alegre in Spanish.

<http://radios.ebc.com.br/nacionalamazonia>   checked with // 
RadioBras also on //
11780.016 S=9+40dB  POWERHOUSE signal at 02.08 UT on Febr 10,
          ZYE365 R. Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia DF.

Checked both fqy on Kiwi SDRs in Brasil, at Brasilia and Sao Paulo KIWI
installations, and compared local SW signals, and was correct Brasilia on
6179 kHz on lower flank, and MWV Mahajanga, Madagascar transmission on
exact fqy !

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9 - 10)


vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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