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BC-DX 1473                                                  28 July 2021
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ALGERIA   Delays in new Algerian SW sites. - Radios du monde, July 19.

{Google_translation:}

World radios, July 19.
TDA - Television broadcasting from Algeria.

The new general manager of TDA undertook a major tour of the various
distribution centers. Among other things, she went to the southwest re-
gional office in Bechar, the general manager visited the 400 kW medium
wave broadcasting center in the municipality of Kandassa, where she saw
the new station that works with DRM scanning technology.

She continued her visit, at the other end of the field, to the 2000 kW
long wave transmitter center. During this visit, she saw the project to
build the shortwave broadcasting center. {RTA plans of 2006 year ! wb.}

The company Ampegon, based in Switzerland, won the contract in 2015. Re-
jected several times, the installation of two 300 kW shortwave trans-
mitters and 2 antenna systems in Ouargla and Bechar was in progress.

2017. The work appeared to be completed and commissioning had finally
been announced for 2018, a date that was postponed without explanation.

{Ampegon/TransRadio Berlin Germany/Switzerland engineers re-built the
400 kW MW tx in Bechar in 2017, as well erected 2 x SW tx and 49 to 25
meterband easy curtain antennas and 3 masts at Bechar, western Algeria
site, 131 degrees towards eastern Sahel zone.

Twin installation at Ouargla site in eastern Algeria installation, meant
as western Sahel target installation at 210 degrees; had been postphoned
til 2020 year. wb}

It seems that there were cooling concerns in both centers due to the dry
climate in the south. Cooling machines were then reportedly purchased.

TDA announced that it wanted to carry out the commissioning on March 31,
2019. Since that date, no more information had filtered.

According to information that leaked, the project was delayed by air
conditioning and power supply concerns. The work would be 80% completed!

Pending commissioning of shortwave transmitters at Bechar and Bouchaoui.

(via radiosdumonde F_B group; Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 19)

ALGERIA   Delays in new Algerian SW sites.
Radios du monde, July 19.

TDA - Telediffusion d'Algerie.

La nouvelle directrice generale de TDA a entrepris une grande visite des
differents centres de diffusion. Elle s'est rendue entre-autre a la
direction regionale du sud-ouest a Bechar, la directrice generale a visite
le centre de radiodiffusion en ondes moyennes de 400 kW dans la
municipalite de Kandassa, ou elle a vu la nouvelle station qui fonctionne
avec la technologie de numerisation DRM.

Elle a poursuivi sa visite, a l'autre extremite du terrain, au centre
emetteur ondes longues de 2000 kW. Au cours de cette visite, elle a vu le
projet de realisation du centre de diffusion en ondes courtes.

C'est la societe Ampegon, basee en Suisse, qui avait remporte le contrat
en 2015. Repoussee a plusieurs reprises, l'installation des deux emetteurs
ondes courtes de 300 kW et de 2 systemes d'antennes a Ouarglas et Bechar
etait en cours en 2017. Les travaux semblaient termines et la mise en
service avait finalement ete annoncee pour 2018, une date qui fut
repoussee sans explications. Il semblerait qu'il y avait, dans les deux
centres, des soucis de refroidissement suite au climat sec du sud. Des
machines de refroidissement auraient ensuite ete achetees.

TDA a annonce vouloir effectuer les mises en service ce 31 mars 2019.
Depuis cette date, plus aucune information n'avait filtre.

Selon les informations qui ont filtre, le projet a ete retarde par des
soucis de climatisation et d'alimentation electrique. Les travaux seraient
realises a 80% !

Dans l'attente des mises en service des emetteurs ondes courtes de Bechar
et Bouchaoui.
(via radiosdumonde F_B group; Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 19)

ANDORRA  Radio Andorra. Hello, according a message from Christian Milling,
next Radio Andorra Revival's special broadcast will be on the air
August 7th 2021 on 6180 kHz, 1700-2000 UTC, still from Moosbrunn Austria.

It will be for the 82 years of Radio Andorra. And another opportunity to
hear again the world famous "Aqui Radio Andorra !".
(Christian Ghibaudi-Nice-F, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 23)

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND     Australian Radio DX Club.

And the NZ Radio DX League, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in
2 years time, also provides subscribers with a reciprocal copy of the
'Australian DX News' to members.

The 'NZ DX Times' is published 12 times a year and a subscription is just
NZ$10 per calendar year.   Shortwave, medium wave, FM and Utility DXers
are all catered for with monthly columns.

If you subscribe this month, we are offering a special 18 month sub
(July 2021 to December 2022) for NZ$15, which would be equivalent to
US$10.50, EUR9 or CAD13.50.

Contact me for other currencies and the Paypal address for payment.
Now that's a bargain and all DXers deserve a treat!

Check out the club's website  <www.radiodx.com>  for more information.

Bryan Clark (via wor July 20)
Treasurer & Life Member -  NZ Radio DX League
Broadcast News Editor   - 'NZ DX Times'

BANGLADESH   4750 kHz  Radio Bangladesh - Betar, Savar, in listed English,
July 23, 1740-1805 UT. ongoing carrier wave, IS at 1742 UT, time pips at
1745 UT, man unclear announcement, typical brief local music pause, same
man unclear talk for presumed news in brief (brief local instrumental
music pause) and news in detail, brief local music pause at 1800 UT,
continuing talk; better in ssb w/ Nir 12 when talking, ceaseless rapid
qsb, strong qrn rustle, poor; useful website:
<www.intervalsignals.net>
(Gianni Serra-ITA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006, July 25)

BOLIVIA   3310 kHz  Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 0010 UT on July 20.
weak signal in Quechua, om and yl with some music to 0033 UT.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006 July 25)

BRAZIL   4885 kHz  ZYF692  Radio Clube do Para' (pres); 0130-0140+ UT on
July 22; M in Portuguese with either a speech or an exuberant cmtry;
haven't heard Bolsonaro or COVID mentioned; 0139 UT  2nd M in Port chimed
in. SIO=3+33 w/upfreq swiper splash; LSB almost takes it out.
Barely audible last night.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, wor July 22)

CANADA   9625 kHz history, former CBC Northern Service in past century.
{reminds of the 70ties ...}

Canada's Next Governor General Worked for the CBC Northern Service.

Canada's next governor general, Mary Simon, who was born in
Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec, and is to be installed today, was a producer and
announcer for the CBC Northern Service from 1969 to 1973. It was also
later known as the CBC Northern Quebec Shortwave Service. As many of us
recall, the CBC Northern Service was transmitted from Sackville daily on
SW on 9625 kHz (and some other frequencies). This service was shut down on
1 December 2012. Some may even still have their QSL cards of the service.
Mine is dated 12 May 1965 and featured "[a]n example of Eskimo sculpture."
The term "Eskimo" is no longer acceptable in Canada. It has been replaced
by "Inuit."
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, July 26)

CHINA   List of Radio & TV stations in China.

The National Radio & TV Administration(NRTA) of China published on July 19
the newest list of Radio & TV stations in China (as of June 2021).

National/Province/Large City class stations

<http://www.nrta.gov.cn/module/download/downfile.jsp?spm=chekydwncf.0.0.1.
VnXiyo&classid=0&showname%20=undefined&filename=e4d6d6ebaf124113a3ec2a4bcb
1cb596.xls>

Local prefecture/Small City/District class stations

<http://www.nrta.gov.cn/module/download/downfile.jsp?spm=chekydwncf.0.0.1.
1o4KSx&classid=0&showname%20=undefined&filename=84f92ef8f04e477ab13720c5c8
04faf0.xls>

Educational stations

<http://www.nrta.gov.cn/module/download/downfile.jsp?spm=chekydwncf.0.0.1.
DOmQpA&classid=0&showname%20=undefined&filename=8c8149959ea64c338fa5ab0a50
af6e8a.xls>

The original article is at

<https://cahcn.github.io/posts/2018-03-01-High-Definition-Television.htm>

The number of National/Province/Large City class stations is 400, Local
prefecture / Small City / District class stations 2108,
Educational stations 36.

The lists are in Excel format in Chinese, giving location, station name,
names of radio and TV program channels, number of radio channels, number
of TV channels. Times and Frequencies are not given in the list.

The stations which are not under the control of NRTA (Hong Kong/Macau
stations, military, private, Pay TV, Mobile TV broadcasting stations) are
not listed.
(Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo, Japan; direct and via wor July 21)

CONGO   6115 kHz  Radio Congo, Brazaville, checked July 21 from 0445 to
0600 UT directly here in Reinante and via various SDR Kiwi remote re-
ceivers where propagation conditions should be good to hear it, and no
signal today in the early morning.

Re:  Radio Congo Brazzaville on 6115 kHz
Radio Congo, Brazaville, signing on at *0557 UT today July 22, open with
Vernacular comments, at 0600 UT French, news, comments., advertisements,
music, id. "Radio Congo". Extremely weak here in Reinante due to daylight,
fair signal via SDR Remote receiver in Pardinho, Brazil.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 21 / 22)

CONGO   6115 kHz  Radio Congo sendet wieder;
entgegen meiner Meldung vom April als mir der Sendetechniker geschrieben
hat dass man den Kurzwellensender zu Gunsten der DAB Ausstrahlung ab-
geschaltet hat, sendet man wieder auf 6115 kHz. Gegen 1730 UT ist das
Signal aus dem Kongo schwach, aber eindeutig identifizierbar.

Re: Radio Congo sendet wieder.
entgegen meiner Meldung vom April als mir der Sendetechniker geschrieben
hat dass man den Kurzwellensender zu Gunsten der DAB Ausstrahlung ab-
geschaltet hat,

Gemeint war DVB-T.
Das Programm lief wie auch in frueheren Zeiten bis um 1830 UT, danach wird
mitten im Programm einfach abgeschaltet. Der beste Empfang von
1800-1830 UT, in den Spitzen fast S7, mit schoenen "Radioo Coongooo"
Ansagen.
<https://ratzer.at>
(Christoph Ratzer OE2CRM, A-DX groups.io July 21)

CONGO   Re the JBA carrier I had on 6115 kHz, July 19 at 0531 UT, when a
reactivated Congo could propagate, but not Japan that early, Ron Howard
replies, "Hi Glenn, July 20 - Confirmed my comments for 6115 kHz. Checking
around 0525 UT and found no carrier at all here on the Calif. coast;
0606 UT, noted carrier, but no audio (suspect Japan); 0650 UT, pop songs
from Japan starting to fade up; at 0730 UT, fair reception of Japan.
6055 kHz was broadcasting today. Ron".

Alan Pennington, July 20 on the BrDXC-UK iog:
"Radio Congo Brazzaville has been heard again on 6115 kHz on 19th July
with recording: "Radio Congo. Brazzaville, Republic of #Congo. 6115 kHz
frequency. Signal captured on the north coast of RS, on July 19, 2021,
at 3:04 am."
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFj_IlmLjMc>
(Carlos Latuff - LatuffCartoons on Twitter July 19, translated from
Portuguese)

RS presumably Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and time 3.04 am
is local time in Brazil (UTC -3?) so heard at 0604 UT?

A Radio Congo technician had written to Christoph Ratzer that this
frequency (6115) was no longer used - see DX News in April 2021
Communication (page 28). 73 Alan"

Jorge Freitas, Bahia, replies: "Listening now at 1600 UT in South
Africa's SDR in 6115 kHz. African music, male voiceover. The signal is
weak. Carlos Latuff does not inform if UT or local time (0604 UT)
<https://youtu.be/iF-zGj7z5GU>
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, "

Manuel Mendez, Lugo, Spain, replies: "Heard via SDR Kiwi remote receiver
in South Greece and weaker in Reinante, North West of Spain.

CONGO   6115, Radio Congo, Brazzaville, 1800-1830*, July 20, French, ID.
"Radio Congo", news, mentioned a lot of times "Le Congo", "le patrimonie
culturel du Congo", "Les Congolais", end of news and closed at its usual
time, 1830 UT. 25322.

From 1815-1830 UT, July 20, heard in Reinante, North West of Spain,
Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters, very weak signal, best on LSB,
but improving due to sunset proximity here. 15321".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 20)

CUBA   4765 kHz  Radio Rebelde from Bauta site; 0123-0127+ UT on July 20;
Barry White-voiced M ancr into ditty; 0125 UT "Array-Pay" ID into W in
Spanish w/ news. S20 peaks w/downfreq swiper splash QRM.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, wor July 22)

DENMARK   WMR and Radio208.
The 200 Watt transmitter for World Music Radio (WMR) on 15790 kHz broke
down today Sunday around 1330 UTC. Now WMR is broadcasting on 15790 kHz
with 2 Watt only. The 2 Watt transmitter on 15790 kHz will be on the air
until 2200 UTC. Chance for some really hard core DX :-)

Radio208 is now back on the air on 1440 kHz with reduced power - 200 Watt
- until early August when the power will be back on 500 Watt.

Something's always wrong at WMR / Radio208 - but still keeping SW and MW
alive,
(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN, <www.wmr.dk>  <www.radio208.dk> hcdx July 18)

re WMR 15790 kHz silent July 24 / 25. No nothing from WMR on 15790 kHz
this weekend. It may take some time before WMR is back on 15790. Meanwhile
WMR is still audible 24hrs/7d on 927, 5930 and 25800 kHz.

Something's always wrong at WMR / Radio208 - but still keeping SW and MW
alive.
(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN, <www.wmr.dk>  <www.radio208.dk> hcdx July 24)

DENMARK   5980 kHz  OZ-Viola, Hillerod, via groundwave, *1055-1110 UT,
Sunday 18 July. Flute IS and E ID's, 1100 UT. Opening melody, Danish annmt
music. 35343.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006 July 25)

ETHIOPIA/FRANCE/GERMANY   - spurious jamming signals from Gedja, Ethiopia

It's not just the Cubans who are guilty of this. On July 21 from 1700-1800
I observed:
Voice of Oromo Liberation (via Nauen) on 15420 kHz (Wednesdays only).
Dimtse Wegahta Tigray  (via Issoudun) on 15340 kHz (Daily broadcast).

There were three jammers on each frequency:
- "White Noise" or DRM type signal;
-  Rapid 'Bubble' type jammer,
-  sounding like a motor boat engine, Oscillating tone repeatedly
   increasing then falling in pitch.

With 15420 and 15340 kHz both on, I found jammer spurs on:
15265 to 15285 kHz, 15300 to 15315 (RFI on 15300!) kHz, 15370-15375 kHz,
15465 to 15475 kHz.

Regarding the Cuban jammer spurs affecting Ham radio, an FCC request to
USAGM/ Radio Marti to discontinue simultaneous operation on 7335 and 7435
kHz will likely be the only solution to this problem.

(I wonder what Arnie Coro CO2KK thinks about the jamming spurs which are
surely disrupting his hobby? It seems that he has ongoing health problems
as he is "resting at home" {as human in the 9th age decade... wb.},
according to Ed Newman in this week's Mailbag show on RHC.
(Alan Holder, G4ZBH; Isle of Wight, U.K., wor July 22)

ETHIOPIA   Re: 15415 kHz, 1600 UTC UNID Tigary/Oromo mit Jammer / Radiyoni
Dirree Shaggar?

<https://oromiapublicmedia.com/wp-
content/uploads/2021/05/20210525_RMI_1600.mp4>

Mustererkennung:
<https://www.dropbox.com/s/c3fv6wcz8gy98i2/20210525_RMI_1600.png?dl=0>

Die Datei enthaelt 3x einen identen Programmblock von etwa 8min 45s,
sowie am Anfang ein End-Schnipsel und am Ende ein Anfangs-Schnipsel.
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX groups.io July 24)

Re Jamming White Noise bcast via Gedja Ethiopia security forces against
Opposition Radio programs financed from foreign countries like USA.

Hintergrund der Mekele und Oromo SW Clandestine Sender, kuerzlich on air.

Zu meinem Verstaendnis ist dieser Webseiteninhalt interessant:

RDS's parent organization, OPM is a 501-C registered organization under
the laws and regulations of the
The United States  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
and governed by an independent board.

Die US gepaeppelten Oppositionellen, moeglich ist RMI Jeff White mal
wieder
der entsprechende FMO Manager,
wie schon im Jahr 2004ff. bei den Juelich Aussendungen gegen den Azad
Diktator in Damascus, oder Richtung Biafra Nigeria auch oefters.

So zuendelt man jetzt wieder an einem anderen Ende der Welt.

Aethiopien hatte sich soeben die letzten 3 Jahre beruhigt und die Verant-
wortlichen in Addis Ababa hatten Frieden mit seinen Nachbarn wie Eritrea
geschlossen, da kommen jetzt wieder neue Nationalisten mit US Background
Unterstuetzung daher und mischen das Land auf. (wb)

an example of RMI FMOrganization via MBR / from Juelich Germany site.

History clandestine example to Syria by Jeff White on September 2004.

13650, R. Free Syria (via Juelich), 1800-1859 UT, Sunday Sept 5, opening
with Jeff White ann over mx: "This is R Miami International. The following
program is in Arabic." Then mx and IDs by man and woman, program almost
entirely talking, mostly by men, with some brief horn mx at 1803 UT and
female vocalizing at 1838 UT, otherwise only upbeat orchestral mx bridges
during talk. Closing ann 1858 UT after Arabic male singing and flute mx,
mentioning "MHz." and ".net." Fairly good signal, tho bothered by SRI-
13645 kHz QRM (I believe also from Juelich) after 1825 UT.
(Jerry Berg-USA, DXplorer, Sept 2004)

I got the following confirmation letter from "Reform Party of Syria _
Democracy, Freedom, Peace" today: "This acknowledges that Mr. Bjoern
Fransson has received the signal of the Reform Party of Syria on short
wave 13650 MHz that beams from Juelich - Germany into the Middle East and
specifically Syria. Thank you for monitoring our sce. The Management".

Address: P.O.Box 59730, Potomac, MD 20859, USA, Tel: 301-346-5000,
Fax: 301-299-4955"  (Bjorn Fransson-SWE, Aug 30 2004year in CRW)

Their e-mail address is: <admin -at- radiofreesyria.net>
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Sept 8, 2004)

Radio Free Syria from Oct.1, 2004:
1900-2000 NF9495 JUL 100 kW 120 deg Fri/Sun to ME Arabic, x13650 kHz
(R BUL Observer, Ivo Ivanov and Angel Datzinov, via BC-DX Sept 14, 2004)

GERMANY/{GDR} 1043 kHz Sender Dresden Wilsdruff wird am 01.08.21 gesprengt

Hallo,
am 01.08.2021 um 09:45 Uhr MESZ/CEST soll der Sendemast des ehemaligen
Mittelwellensenders Wilsdruff bei Dresden gesprengt werden.

Quelle:

<https://www.rundfunkforum.de/viewtopic.php?p=1613459#p1613459>
(Friedrich-Walter Adam-D, A-DX groups.io July 27)

Danke Fritz-Walter.
Weitere Informationen gibt es auch noch auf radiomuseum.org - dort
runterscrollen zum letzten Beitrag:

<https://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/eine_chance_fuer_den_sender_wilsdruff.h
tml>

Bin im Urlaub und kann nicht vor Ort sein. Vielleicht gibt es einen OM der
die Aktion dokumentieren kann. (73 de Jan Balzer, A-DX July 27)

GERMANY   Welle370 today on 6035 kHz from 1600 UTC. {google translates:}

Radio art on shortwave. Can you make broadcasting visible?

In the atrium of the Museum for Communication Berlin on July 13, students
and graduates of the experimental radio of the Bauhaus University Weimar
will produce a performative radio Program with three audio art contri-
butions.

This radio program can be listened to on site, on FM in Weimar, worldwide
via Internet stream and Europe-wide on shortwave:

Welle370 transmits from 1600 UTC to 1700 UTC on shortwave 6035 kHz AM in
the 49 m band. A shortwave transmitter was rented for this.

The free radio play and radio artist Fabian Kuehlein will moderate.

Info welle370 and MfK Berlin

Red. FA / -joi

<https://museum.funkerberg.de/kurzwelle>

<https://www.funkamateur.de/nachrichtendetails/items/RadiokunstKW.html>

Museum Funkerberg - Senderhaus - Funkerberg20 - 15711 Koenigs Wusterhausen
(Funkamateur; via Harald Kuhl  DL1AX, via BrDXC-UK groups.io July 13)

GERMANY   ARD-Radioprogramme mit modernem Audio-Standard
auf neuer Satellitenfrequenz.

Die Hoerfunkprogramme der ARD werden von heute an auf einer neuen Sa-
tellitenfrequenz mit modernem Audio-Komprimierungs-Standard ausgestrahlt.
Die Hoererinnen und Hoerer ueber Satellit haben fuer die Umstellung per
Sendersuchlauf bis zum Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021 fuenf Monate lang Zeit.

Die ARD macht die Verbreitung ihrer Radioprogramme ueber Satellitenempfang
effizienter - bei gleicher Klangqualitaet. Dafuer wird ein neuer Audio-
Komprimierungs-Standard auf neuen Empfangsfrequenzen benutzt. So werden ab
heute alle ARD-Radioprogramme im modernen und leistungsfaehigen
Audioformat AAC-LC ("Advanced Audio Coding - Low Complexity") verbreitet.

Das neue Angebot kann mit allen DVB-S2-Geraeten empfangen werden, die den
Audiostandard AAC-LC unterstuetzen. Seit 2012 wird dieser Codec von nahezu
allen am Markt erhaeltlichen, standardkonformen DVB-S2-Empfaengern
(Set-Top-Box oder Fernseher) unterstuetzt.

Die Radioprogramme ziehen dabei auf ASTRA 19,2 degr Ost von Transponder 93
auf Transponder 39 um. Bis Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2021, stellt ein
Parallelbetrieb den Empfang der SR-Radioprogramme sicher. Einblendungen
informieren ueber den neuen Empfang auf dem HD-Weg.

Viele Geraete fuehren einen Suchlauf automatisch durch. Sollte dies nicht
der Fall sein, kann der Sendersuchlauf leicht von Hand durchgefuehrt
werden. Bitte benutzen Sie hierfuer die Supportangebote der Hersteller.

<http://www.ard.de>
(via Satellifax. July 20)

GERMANY   Shortwaveservice Kall-Krekel is under flood.

Unusual heavy rainfall from the past days did a lot of damage in parts of
Limburg (NL), Belgium and unfortunately also in the German Eifel area...

This very sad picture, shows some of the transmitter equipment in our
Sende-Zentrum in Kall-Krekel, where water seems to have entered the broad-
cast bunker. A potential disaster for this unique broadcast centre
(see video here:

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9jGN22fry4>

from where Radio Mi Amigo's Shortwave 6085 kHz signal has been transmitted
uninterrupted, daily, ever since 2016.

Our 6085 TX is on a different (higher) level, but all transmitters in the
facility had to be shut off, due to the water in other parts of the bunker
affecting vital electrical power circuits.

Christian Milling of ShortwaveService estimates all transmissions from the
Sendezentrum (such as 6005 kHz, 3985 kHz, FM Radio 700 and others) may
even be down for a few weeks.

We hope the damage can be controlled, as there is a lot of unique vintage
equipment (link here:

<http://www.classicbroadcast.de/radio_transmitter.html>

in the early-60s cold war atomic bunker.

We wish our friends in Kall-Krekel the best of luck containing the damage
and hope things can be fixed and repaired soon.

Source: Radio Mi Amigo International / Biliczky Istvan / FB TOP DX Radio-
club via "deneb-radio-dx". Photo -

<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2021/07/kall-krekel-is-under-flood.html
Kall-Krekel is under flood.
(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersburg-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx"
via RUSdx #1143 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

GERMANY   Floods in Germany, Shortwaveservice Kall Krekel.
{Google translation:}

We are a company from the Eifel. A region that is currently gaining sad
notoriety in the media. Much of what made the Eifel so special has been
washed away. In a few hours, in just one night. Villages and cities de-
stroyed beyond recognition. Bridges are gone, the train traffic is idle,
people sometimes have to get by for weeks without gas, water and elect-
ricity, the telecommunications infrastructure is still largely flat on
day 3 after the accident.

So far we have been more or less lucky, because the danger of the dam of
the Steinbach dam has not yet been averted. However, part of our infra-
structure was badly hit, more than 15,000 liters of water badly damaged
part of our historical transmitter system in Kall-Krekel and parts of the
IT system. The repair and maintenance work will still drag on.
But: we live and are all doing well.

Some radio friends have already contacted us, asking if and how they can
help us. We are very touched by this willingness to help, and donations
were also offered.

Dear friends, thank you very much for that. However, we want people to be
helped who have lost everything - their house, their home, their memories.
If you would like to donate money, please send it to the offices compiled
by Radio Euskirchen for the district of Euskirchen:

<https://www.radioeuskirchen.de/artikel/spendenmoegitaeten-1010578.html>

What would help us are spare parts, including defective assemblies.
In particular, we do not have any spare parts for our historic 5 kW VHF
transmitter from Telefunken, the Rohde and Schwarz NA6000 DAB transmitter
and the Transradio TRAM10 medium wave transmitter. So if someone knows
someone who knows who: Thank you!

Stay healthy! Stay brave!
(via radiosdumonde F_B group; via wor July 19)

GERMANY   Voici un message de Christian Milling concernant l'emetteur de
Shortwaveservice.com a Kall Krekel. Milling Broadcast Services.

Wir sind ein Unternehmen aus der Eifel. Eine Region, die momentan in den
Medien traurige Bekanntheit erlangt. Vieles, was die Eifel ausmachte ist
weggeschwemmt. In wenigen Stunden, in nur einer Nacht. Doerfer und Staedte
bis zur Unkenntlichkeit zerstoert. Bruecken sind weg, der Zugverkehr liegt
brach, Menschen muessen noch teilweise ueber Wochen ohne Gas, Wasser und
Strom auskommen, die Telekommunikationsinfrastruktur liegt auch an Tag 3
nach dem Unglueck noch in weiten Teilen flach.

Wir hatten bisher mehr oder minder Glueck, denn die Gefahr eines Damm-
bruches der Steinbachtalsperre noch nicht gebannt. Boese erwischt hat es
allerdings einen Teil unserer Infrastruktur, mehr als 15000 Liter Wasser
haben einen Teil unserer historischen Sendeanlage in Kall-Krekel sowie
Teile der EDV Anlage arg in Mitleidenschaft gezogen. Die Reparatur- und
Instandsetzungsarbeiten werden sich noch hinziehen. Aber: wir leben und
sind alle wohlauf.

Uns haben bereits einige Radiofreunde kontaktiert, ob und wie man uns
helfen koenne. Wir sind sehr geruehrt von dieser Hilfsbereitschaft, auch
Geldspenden wurden angeboten.

Liebe Freunde, herzlichen Dank dafuer. Wir moechten allerdings, dass
Leuten geholfen wird, die alles verloren haben, Ihr Haus, Ihre Heimat,
Ihre Erinnerungen. Wenn Ihr Geld spenden moechtet, dann gerne an die von
Radio Euskirchen zusammengestellten Stellen fuer den Kreis Euskirchen:

<https://www.radioeuskirchen.de/artikel/spendenmoeglichkeiten-
1010578.html>

Was uns helfen wuerde, sind Ersatzteile, gerne auch defekte Baugruppen.
Insbesondere zu unserem historischen 5kW UKW Sender von Telefunken, dem
Rohde und Schwarz NA6000 DAB Sender und dem Transradio TRAM10 Mittel-
wellensender haben wir keine Ersatzteile. Falls also wenn jemand jemanden
kennt, wer wen kennt: Danke!

Bleibt gesund! Bleibt tapfer!
(via radiosdumonde F_B vai wor July 19)

The Shortwaveservice from Kall in the Eifel is back on the air with all
stations, reports Christian Milling in our A-DX list:
"6085 and 3985 kHz are also back on the air after the storm. The trans-
mitters are currently running 24hrs/7d to heat the moisture out of the
rooms." A good opportunity for DX reception!
(Photo: R&S transmitter, 3985 kHz).

Source: Christoph DXer / FB TOP DX Radioclub
(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersburg-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx"
via RUSdx #1143 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

GERMANY   Wer kann Shortwaveservice.com helfen?

Was uns helfen wuerde, sind Ersatzteile, gerne auch defekte Baugruppen.
Insbesondere zu unserem historischen 5 kW UKW Sender von Telefunken,
dem Rohde und Schwarz NA6000 DAB Sender und dem Transradio TRAM10 Mittel-
wellensender haben wir keine Ersatzteile.
Falls also wenn jemand jemanden kennt, wer wen kennt: Danke!

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

(73 Christoph Ratzer OE2CRM,  <https://ratzer.at>  A-DX groups.io July 18)

Re:  Floods in Germany, Shortwaveservice.

Mediapages dot nl "Drama at Shortwave Service"
(English translation of Dutch text).

6085 kHz Radio Mi Amigo, Kall Krekel still out of the air due
to floods.

Mediapages dot nl "Drama at Shortwave Service" (English translation of
Dutch text):

Christian Milling's Shortwave Service company has been hit hard by the
recent floods. Shortwave Service provides, among other things, the broad-
casts of Radio Mi Amigo International via 6085 kHz from an underground
transmitter bunker in Kall-Krekel in the Eifel. Christian Milling of
Shortwave Service informs us:

"15000 liters of water flowed in, causing our transmitters, computer sys-
tems and electricity to fail. Unfortunately, the danger of a dam crack in
the nearby Steinbachtalsperre has not passed."

Christian Milling of Shortwave Service further informs us: "As soon as
possible, we will start repair work. It will be difficult to find spare
parts for our historic transmitters. Especially for our historic 5 kW FM
transmitter from Telefunken, the Rohde and Schwarz NA6000 DAB transmitter
and the TRAM10 medium wave transmitter"

Two photos at the link, the Rohde and Scjwarz transmitter damaged by
flooding already posted by Manuel and another one showing the inside of
the damaged transmitter.

<https://www.mediapages.nl/nieuws-actueel/4015-drama-voor-shortwave-
service>

(via Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 20)

GERMANY   6085 kHz  Kall Krekel, Radio Mi Amigo International still out of
the air due to heavy rain and floods in Germany, checked at 0705 UT and
later, July 18, no signal, but 6005 kHz, Kall Krekel, on air at 0713-0724,
July 18, with continuous interval signal. Also on air past days with
German comments and interval signal.

Here is the news of 6085 kHz transmitter floods damage in the Radio Mi
Amigo website:

"6085 kHz Shortwave off the air due to water damage in Germany. Unusual
heavy rainfall from the past days did a lot of damage in parts of Limburg
(NL), Belgium and unfortunately also in the German Eifel area ...

TXunderWater.
This very sad picture, shows some of the transmitter equipment in our
Sende Zentrum in Kall-Krekel, where water seems to have entered the
broadcast bunker.

A potential disaster for this unique broadcast centre (see video here)
from where Radio Mi Amigo's Shortwave 6085 kHz signal has been
transmitted uninterrupted, daily, ever since 2016.

Our 6085 kHz TX is on a different (higher) level, but all transmitters in
the facility had to be shut off, due to the water in other parts of the
bunker affecting vital electrical power circuits.

Christian Milling of ShortwaveService estimates all transmissions from
the Sendezentrum (such as 6005 kHz, 3985 kHz, FM Radio 700 and others)
may even be down for a few weeks.

We hope the damage can be controlled, as there is a lot of unique
vintage equipment in the early-60s cold war atomic bunker.

We wish our friends in Kall-Krekel the best of luck containing the
damage and hope things can be fixed and repaired soon. "

<http://www.radiomiamigo.international/english/news.html>

Radio Mi Amigo's 6085 kHz transmitter back on the air !
Breaking news, Saturday, July 24:

After 10 days of cleaning, pumping out 15.000 liter of water, engineers
Christian and Rudi managed to get all 3 Shortwave transmitters in the
underground Sendezentrum Bunker in Kall-Krekel, in the German Eifel that
was hit so hard by extreme rainfall, back online.

On behalf of everyone at Radio Mi Amigo, we thank Rudi, Christian, Sabine,
Burkhard and everyone who worked so hard to help save this unique broad-
cast centre!

See Mi Amigo's Facebook page for a short video of that magic moment the
transmitters came back online.
(Radio Mi Amigo, Saturday July 24 / 19)

Re:  6085 kHz, Kall Krekel back on air - also 3985 kHz.

3985 kHz is also back on air at 1800 UT (though weak here during daylight)
- with Radio Slovakia Internat in German.

Meanwhile, 6005 kHz is carrying Radio Belarus in English from 1800 UTC
(an hour later than scheduled?).

The shortwaveservice.com Facebook page has a short video of two trans-
mitters being switched on by Christian Milling and a "jubilant" "expert"
3 hours ago. Text says 3985 kHz and 6005 kHz but they say it's 6085 kHz
and 3985 kHz I think on the film clip.
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 24)

INDIA   AIR DRM9620 restarted. DRM transmissions on SW have restarted from
AIR Bengaluru on 9620 kHz at 1930-2030 UT with External Services in French
to Europe.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia July 26)

INDONESIA   3325 kHz  VOI  Palangkaraya, after the news in Japanese,
at 1210 UT with patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila"; after the news in
English, at 1309 UT, played the patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri"; VOI ID:
"3-3-2-5 KiloHertz."
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

KUWAIT   15514.706 & 15530 kHz. July 24 at 0510 UT, Paul Walker in Alaska
reported R. Kuwait on 15515 kHz in English instead of Arabic. I check at
0519 UT, RK in Arabic, but that's just Qur'an, then English version and
soon song in English. Tuned via UTwente, it's 15514.706 kHz and very di-
storted S9.

Much clearer English but somewhat distorted still, on 15530 kHz S=9+25dB,
which is also splattering between 15500 and 15560 kHz. But 15514.706 kHz
would be a separate transmitter and not a spur of 15530 kHz.

0530 UT ID as 963 MW, 96.3 FM, {former RK fq, wb.} 11970 kHz (sic, only!)
for So&SoEa Asia, then show "The Noble Women of Islam" with plenty of
PBUH's. Allah'll get 'em unless they add that every time Mohamed be
mentioned. Are any other mere mortals eligible for such kind wishes?

This is part of a long series about Islam, with music bits, until 0544 UT
back to pop/rock music. A song in English starts at 0558 UT and keeps
going across ToH until 0602 UT anti-fire PSA, be careful with kitchen
appliances; more music until abrupt cut at 0606 UT to join news in pro-
gress! about Cyprus, 6.7 earthquake near Luzon, etc.

Weather: today's high 49! And it's now 41 (= F 120 and 106 degrees).
0611 UT back to Western pop/rock music; 0619 UT "greatest hits of all time
station", so plugged into a US syndicator? COVID-19 PSA much like heard on
Voice of Turkey; 0610 UT "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" song, more music
until 0628 UT tune-out from UTwente. As expected, checked direct at
0632 UT, no trace of either signal into OK.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006, July 25)

Re:  Kuwait 15515 kHz at 0510 UTC on July 24.

15515v is usual 05-09 UT on hfcc.org database, from 05 UT towards 59degr
central and east Asia target path via arctic Alaska into southern
US Yankee states like OK.

15530 is 05-08 UT towards western central Europe
(and further into New England WBCQ Land, hi)

15540 DRM mode encoded (ex 11970 kHz earlier 2021), is usual UTC afternoon
16-21 UT instead.
{ The engineer at Kuwait was a little indolent today, to switch over ? }

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   Tonight 22 July 2021 listening to Kyrgyz Radio from this
beautiful landlocked Central Asian country. One of the few that are still
on shortwave for their domestic service because of the vastness of the
country and the terrain. Kyrgyz R. is scheduled to s.off at 1800 UT on
4010 kHz and sure s.off exactly at 1800 UT after the National Anthem and
s.off procedings at 1758 UT.

The music from this station characterises this region in Central Asia the
Islamic culture and the nomadic tribal music of stringed instruments and
whaling singing. You are taken into a different world listening through
the static crashes. Maybe they have an Internet stream. I didnt even
bother as it is not in my realm of radio travel Click to hear what I heard
on my Perseus SDR radio.

<https://app.box.com/s/dtk1nlgwlv0ihxcicfc7cyt5d5e1kglw>

(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, Piliyandala, Sri Lanka
<https://www.facebook.com/groups/wrthgroup>
via RUSdx #1143 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

Birinchi Radio Krasnaya Rechka Bishkek of Kyrgyztelekom.

NETHERLANDS   Good signal of Radio Delta International 6020 kHz via Elburg
June 25: from 0822 UT on

6020 ELB 001 kW non-dir to WeEUR German/English Sun
via SDR Heimiswil-SUI KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

NETHERLANDS   6020 kHz Radio Delta International, UT 10:45, SINPO: 24111.
Date 25 July.

Am 25.07.2021 schrieb Horst Mehrlich: ID / mx. ID ganz klar verstanden.

Kam heute Vormittag hier in Halle/S. noch etwas staerker an als die 6150
kHz aus gleicher Richtung. Im Vergleich zur 5920 kHz war die 6020 sogar
noch deutlich besser zu hoeren.

<https://radiodelta.am/2021/05/01/telefunken-s2525-3/>

via WOR-mailingliste:
<https://www.dropbox.com/s/cuzi0807jqsdmaa/Radio_Delta_transmitter.jpg?dl=
0>

<http://fmstream.org/index.php?f=86374>

Hier verlinkt man ABER auf ein Radio DELTA - NL: !!!

<https://radiodelta.nl/over-delta/informatie/>

Hoe het begon.
Radio Delta is begonnen in het jaar 2000. Net zoals dat voor heel veel
radiostations geldt, is ook Radio Delta begonnen als een hobbymatig
radiostation. Mensen met passie voor radiomaken zorgden voor goede,
leuke maar vooral gezellige programma's. Er veranderde veel op technisch
gebied. Ook de programma's kregen een andere, betere, inhoud. In 2003
werd de website gelanceerd en in 2009 was Radio Delta wereldwijd te
beluisteren via internet, het medium van de toekomst.....

Regio
Radio Delta is in heel Nederland en Belgie te beluisteren via het
internet. Toch richt Radio Delta zich voornamelijk op de provincies
Brabant, Gelderland, Limburg en Zeeland.

mit einem Webstream: https://server-27.stream-server.nl:18802/
Mount Point /stream. Stream Name: Radio Delta. Stream Description:
Radio Delta. Content Type: audio/mpeg. Stream started: Wed, 16 Jun 2021
20:13:23 +0200. Bitrate: 192. Listeners (current): 22. Listeners (peak):
30. Genre: Nederlandstalig. Stream URL: <https://www.radiodelta.nl>
Currently playing: Theodoor - Hallo Mooie Meid.

Meiner Ansicht nach hat Delta.NL mit
Delta.AM (NL 6020 kHz) nichts zu tun.

Radio Delta International
<http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=RDI>
<http://hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A21&fmor=RDI>

<https://radiodelta.nl>  Das reine Internetradio
<info -at- radiodelta.nl>
"Radio Delta is een radiostation met Brabantse gezelligheid."

<https://radiodelta.am>  Die Kurzwellenstation mit 6020 & 6005 kHz, ohne
einen Stream.  <info -at- radiodelta.am>  Elburg /NL Provinz Gelderland
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX groups.io July 25)

NETHERLANDS   Piepzender invests in loyal customers - a new QSL available

<http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A21&fmor=PIE>

<http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A21&broadc=PIE>

"According to the Radio Classic Sunday website, the broadcast (25 July) is
scheduled for 3 hours from 1800-2100 UT with presenters Jan Staphorst (at
1800 UT), Mart Walther (1900 UT) and Rene van Elst (2000 UT) on 3920 kHz
and also testing on 6185 kHz. " Alan Roe. "Good signal here in Friol,
NW of Spain on 6185 kHz, 1835 UTC "Manuel.

Piep zender confirmed ... Dear listening friends,
I want to thank you for your receipt report on 6185 kHz. We are happy with
this, I will send you a qsl card as a thank you I hope to hear from you
regularly, and will also try to send a new qsl. However, you may receive
the same qsl once, with the correct date of your receipt. We only use this
email address  <radioqsl -at- hotmail.com>  the other email addresses can
be rejected because they are not in our use to avoid disappointment that
you do not receive a response.

Please also give our correct email address by radioqsl@hotmail.com to your
colleague dxers. Thanks in advance if you want a paper qsl from us that
can send your reception report to our P.O.Box 2702 6949zg Herten
Netherlands add 5 euros to the letter you will receive our paper qsl card
and some older qsls via email we only send the Eqsl here a qsl
confirmation of radio Piepzender at 3920 Khz or 6185kHz from Holland. I
want to thank you for your report we are glad that you received us at your
location. We broadcast from Zwolle in the east of the Netherlands Zwolle
is located about 100 kilometers east of Amsterdam the transmitter we use
is about 200 watt drag wave our antenna is an inverted v about 25 meters
height

best regards henri / Piepzender

For everyone the website of radio piepzender is
<http://www.piepzender.nl>
for email this is our email address  <radioqsl -at- hotmail.com>  further-
more, for regular mail it is P.O.Box 2702 Herten 6049 ZG The Netherlands
mention Radio Piepzender on the envelope phone number for sms / whatsapp
0031 655 59 75 13
(Kari Kallio-FIN?, wor July 26)

NEW ZEALAND   5980 kHz. RNZI in English, July 24, at 1406-1413 UT.
SIO 444. News and WX from around the islands. Commentary on Chinese treat-
ments of their minorities. BBC WS rebroadcast. Listed target is Oceania.
Talk of "re-education" camps and slave labor. Uighur poetry translation.
OM and YL readers of poetry by Uighurs.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006, July 25)

NEW ZEALAND   R NZL Pacific, on July 24, 5980.003 kHz til 19.58 UT
(not 11725 kHz Sats/Suns night only).
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

28 Mar 2021 - 30 Oct 2021
    UTC       kHz   TARGET                            DAYS
00:00-04:58  13840  Pacific                           Daily
04:59-05:58  11725  Pacific                           Daily
05:59-09:58   7245  Pacific                           Daily
05:59-12:58   7245  Pacific                           Sat Sun
08:59-12:58   7245  NoWe Pacific Solomon Isl PNG      Mon-Fri
12:59-16:50   5980  from 16 June Pacific              Sun-Fri
12:59-18:58   5980  Pacific                           Sat
16:51-18:35   6115  DRM Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Islands Sun-Fri
18:36-20:58   9760  DRM Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Islands Sun-Fri
18:59-19:58  11725  Pacific                           Sat
20:59-00:00  13840  Pacific                           Daily

NIGERIA   11770 kHz. Voice of NIGERIA, Abuja. Julio 21. at 2014-2019 UT.
Hombre habla en Hausa sobre Tanzania, luego otras informaciones. 44444
con leve interferencia de R. Nac de Amazonia desde los 11780 kHz.
(Claudio Galaz-CHL, hcdx July 21)

PERU   4775 kHz OCX4W  Radio Tarma (tent); 0107-0123+ UT on July 20;
Poppish & Andean flute music; too much QRN to pin down M ancr language.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, wor July 22)

4775 kHz  Radio Tarma, Tarma, 0102-0110 UT on July 21, Spanish, comments,
advertisements. 25322. Also 0128-0136 UT on July 25, Spanish, comments.
35433.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx July 26)

PERU   4752.3 kHz  Radio Huanta 2000, Huanta, 2330-2354 UT, some fading,
om chat, 2335 UT music bridge. 20 July.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006 July 25)

4775 kHz  Radio Tarma, Tarma, 0034 to 0055 UT. ID by om, into music.
reasonable good signal. 20 July.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006 July 25)

4775 kHz Radio Tarma, 1047 UT on July 22. fair/good signal under static
and swishing CODAR. Guitar huayno 1047 UT with yipping YL, then 1052 UT
mellow OM deejay with t/ck and chatter. More folkloric mx starts at
1054 UT.
(Ralph Perry-IL-USA, NASWA Flashsheet via wor July 25)

PERU   4775.04 kHz  Radio Tarma, Tarma, in Spanish, July 25, 0112-0135 UT.
ongoing "Musica Tropical Andina", w/ typical local lively and slow songs,
w/ man dj talk after a song at times, ment ID at 0116 UT, typical local
slow music pause at 0119 and at 0133 UT w/ same man mentioning tropical
frequency and ID, continuing music program; better in ssb, non stop rapid
qsb, moderate qrn, almost fair to fair and vice versa/almost good at times
(Giani Serra-Rome-Italy; via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006 July 25)

Peru at 0000 UT, July 26 - 27

<http://vilhena.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/>
remotedly in Vilhena Brazil.

4747.510 approx. noted on / off air with many breaks 23.57 - 00.12 UT.
Probably Radio Huanta 2000 - Huanta PRU.
Weak signal even in central Brazil target.

4775.038 kHz OCX4W Radio Tarma
via PU2GUN at Vilhena Brazil remotedly.
S=9 -72dBm at 23.58 UT July 26, program in Spanish.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 26 / 27)

UNIDENTIFIED  4743 kHz, July 27 at 0236 UT, JBA carrier vs CODAR.
re Hello Glenn, I heard this carrier here too. Weak.  73 Lucio Brasil
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor July 27)

Re: Glenn Hauser logs July 25-26-27, 2021 4743 kHz carrier only.

Yes, observed exact 4743even carrier only around 00.40 UT, when checked
Peruvian stations nearby outlets at Vilhena central Brazil remotedly,
Colombia, Bonaire and Florida Kiwi remotedly.

Precise fq measured then at Cape Canaveral Perseus excellent radio gear.

and break suffer Peru signal nearby also
4747.510 approx. noted TX on / off air with many breaks 23.57 - 00.12 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 26 / 27)

ROMANIA   Reception of NEXUS IRRS Shortwave clandestine broadcast
Kashmir Civitas, July 20

till 1500 on 15170 GAL 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS Romanian 12 seconds
Radio Romania International (!)

1500-1530 on 15170 GAL 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS Urdu Tue.
Weak/fair via SDR Szekesfehervar, HNG KIWI_net remotedly.

1500-1530 on 15170 GAL 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS Urdu Tue.
Very good via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

ROMANIA  Good signal of NEXUS IRRS EGR 9510 kHz via RADIOCOM Saftica Jul25

from 0932 UT 9510 kHz SAF 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR English Sun
via SDR Fully VS, Switzerland KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

ROMANIA  Good signal of AWR Wavescan #647 9510 kHz
via RADIOCOM Saftica July 25
1102-1130 9510 SAF 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR English Sun
via SDR Fully VS, Switzerland KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

ROMANIA   "KASHMIR [non]  15170 kHz, Tue July 20 at 1459.3 UT via UTwente
tuned in earlier, big S=9+20dB carrier pops on, and modulation from
1500 UT, JIP music, Urdu talk, brief deadair break.

Another Tuesday, so it's another Kashmir Civitas clandestine. Crosstalk
briefly at 1501 UT from something in Slavic?
But Arthur Pozner says it's Romanian. I listen to whole thing, strumm-
ing background, catching occasional English words evidently needed for
concepts inexpressible in Urdu? Occupation, repression, bunker. Like
last week at 1528 UT cuts to rock song in English before turned off at
1529* UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 20)

ROMANIA   11850 frequency has been missing for several weeks as one of the
transmitters at Tiganesti site is off for repairs (I think it's Tx. #1).
Certain other broadcasts via this particular transmitter are also
missing. Tx. #2 is on 9760 kHz with DRM as normal.
(Peter Jones-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 27)

Re: RRI Tiganesti 11850 kHz.
Hi, also missing since several weeks or so.

German service 0600 UTC analogue 9700 kHz XXXXX
1400 UTC a9600 kHz XXXXX
1800 UTC a9570 kHz XXXXX
but 1400 UTC German service analogue 11880 kHz SINPO=44444
(Paul Gager-AUT, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 27)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   9545 kHz, SIBC Honiara, from 0730+ UT (former 5020 kHz
silent) anomaly from tune in at 0730+ UT {-1200 UT}, July 19
{only single day extended operation in 31mb, wb.}.
Normally this frequency closes at 0500* UT; In Pijin; some commercial
announcements; 0801, calliope and news (sound bites from the national
address to the nation, with update about the situation with COVID-19);

"This news comes to you from the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corpora-
tion"; 0813 UT, National Anthem, followed by a major national speech in
English, with updated info about COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 vaccination
info; heavy QRN (static).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

Thanks to Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL for his response on July 19.

SIBC continues its use of 9545 kHz in lieu of 5020 kHz. Fair, clear signal
here in northern NZ at 1955 UT.

Wolfie - Thanks very much for checking. Will be interesting to hear what
happens today at 0500 UT? Ron (July 19)

SOLOMON ISLAND   9545 kHz SIBC Honiara. Solomon Isls, from 0730+ UT
(former 5020 kHz now silent July 19). At 10.05 UT only noted on KIWI_net
in Philippines, weak signal S=7 or -76dBm

<http://du6-pe1nsq.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/>

and at 10.29 UT on NZL northern island remote KIWI_net S=8 -72dBm

<http://kiwisdr.owdjim.gen.nz:8073/>

nothing noted on empty channel 5020 kHz.

ID S.I. heard at 10.31 UT on July 19.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

SPAIN   REE Noblejas Site Celebrates 50 Years

Radio Exterior de Espana's 'Amigos de la Onda Corta' latest show marks the
history of the 50 years of the Noblejas Broadcast Center.

Noblejas is the voice of Spain in the world, the only shortwave site that
Radio Exterior de Espana currently has to broadcast the country's events.

The RNE Shortwave Broadcast Center No. 2 was inaugurated on July 21, 1971.

It is the largest space in dimensions that the Spanish Radio Television
Corporation currently has. For half a century, Noblejas has been the voice
of Spain to the world, the only transmission site that Radio Exterior de
Espana currently has after the closure of the centers in Santa Cruz de
Tenerife in 1982, Arganda del Rey (Madrid) in 1985 and Cariari de Pococi
(Costa Rica) in 2013. It occupies 144 hectares (355 acres) and has a main
building with three floors offering 8,000 square meters of useful area,
housing four transmitters with which the REE signal is transmitted to all
of the Americas, West Africa, the South Atlantic, the Middle East, and the
Indian Ocean.

The antenna field consists of 27 directional curtain arrays that encompass
some three kilometers in length. The Noblejas transmission center has been
operating for 50 years. It was only absent for two months (from October to
December 2014) when the government wanted to halt REE shortwave broadcasts
(ed. : RTVE budget cuts) Fortunately, the broadcasts returned, and
listeners still can enjoy eight hours of daily broadcasting on that band.

(The 'Amigos' program notes the station still has available four 100 kilo-
watt units capable of 6-26 MHz. REE broadcasts in Spanish, Portuguese,
French, Arabic, Russian, English and Sefardi.)

Spanish Audio is here:
<https://www.rtve.es/play/audios/amigos-de-la-onda-corta/amigos-onda-
corta-50-anos-del-centro-emisor-noblejas-15-07-21/5987840/>

Documentary film clip of Francisco Franco at the station's inauguration is
here starting at the 50-second mark:

<https://www.rtve.es/filmoteca/no-do/not-1490/1486589/>

<https://swling.com/blog/2021/07/ree-noblejas-site-celebrates-50-years/>

<https://vk.com/dxing>
(Ydun's Medium Wave Info-DEN, RUSdx #1143 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

SPAIN   REE 11670 kHz.
Heard REE Spain on 11670 kHz tonight instead of scheduled 11685 kHz.

Intentional? They got away from the UTE RTTY noise on 11683kHz thereabouts
(Andy Reid awradio22, wor July 24)

Re:  REE Noblejas on 11670 kHz (instead of 11685 kHz in B-20)
Yes willful,
hfcc.org request number on A-21 season very low #997.

11670 kHz  REE to South Africa Mocambiqe azimuth on ITU zones
46, 47, 52, 57, scheduled in all A21 season now.

I noted that new channel on April 18th for the very first time.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

SPAIN   17855, Monday July 19 at 2301 UT, REE English good S9 but some
deep fades to S3, opens with only a minute of news, then feature about
an exhibition in Madrid of the art of Georgia O'Keeffe. Justin Coe
interview with Marta Ruiz, curator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

I thought they were saying "Titian" but Thyssen, near El Prado, is
the museo exhibiting Georgia until August 8:

<https://www.museothyssen.org/en/exhibitions/georgia-okeeffe>

"The museum is presenting the first retrospective in Spain on Georgia
O'Keeffe (1887-1986). Through a selection of approximately 90 works
visitors enter the pictorial universe of a creative figure considered
one of the leading representatives of 20th century American art.

The exhibition offers a complete survey of O'Keeffe's career, ranging
from the works produced between 1910 and 1920 that made her a pioneer of
abstraction to her celebrated flower paintings and views of New York,
which led to her recognition as one of the key figures in modern American
art, and culminating with her paintings of New Mexico that arose from her
fascination with the landscape and cultural mix characteristic of that
remote region.

Georgia O'Keeffe is organized by the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza,
the Centre Pompidou and the Fondation Beyeler, in partnership with the
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico. After it has been seen in
Madrid, the exhibition travels to Paris and Basel."

They had been working for years to bring this about, and despite delays
and concerns about COVID, it is now underway, thanks to loans from the
O'Keefe museum in Santa Fe which I have visited, and others.

It was quite a task to get it all safely shipped. Thyssen museum had only
five O'Keefes. The artist had visited Spain twice in 1953 & 1954 but felt
her western all-American art would not be appreciated in Europe. Discussed
not only her erotic flowers and skulls but the whole range of her long
career.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 19)

SPAIN    Opposing demolition of Radio Liberty site in Spain.

<http://guiadelaradio.com/el-Ayuntamiento-de-pals-y-otras-entidades-se-
oponen-al-derribo-de-radio-liberty>
(via Pedro Sedano-ESP, EA4-0003, AER El Dial; via wor July 17)

{google translation}
The City Council of Pals and other entities oppose the demolition of
Radio Liberty. 17 July 2021 Autonomies_Catalonia

US IBB Radio Liberty relay broadcast center, up to combined 2 x 500 kW
= 1000 kW via SW curain arrays 8 x 8 dipols.

Diaridegirona.cat publishes that the City Council of Pals (Girona) and
other agents of the territory are in a common front to oppose the
demolition of the old Radio Liberty buildings. The council, together
with the entity Salvem la Platja de Pals, the Catalan History Circle
and the Radio Liberty Virtual Museum claim to rehabilitate part of the
buildings so that the space becomes "a historical and natural landmark
in the area."

They argue that the old facilities are a landmark of the Cold War, and
that they are "unique in the world both historically and archeologically,
as well as natural, cultural and even mechanical engineering." Therefore,
they want to take advantage of them to reinforce "this potential".

As they underline in a statement, the council and the different
entities work together to close the project that allows to preserve
the old facilities. "It is a space that has had an important pre-
servation and it is necessary to listen to the proposals that allow
sustainable development at an economic and ecological level, and
reinforce the enormous potential it has," they say in the letter.

The objective, they assure, is to agree on a proposal that allows con-
verting the old Radio Liberty into a "multidisciplinary" space that
could include exhibition and historical research rooms, university
research centers, congress halls or even the interpretation center of
the Park. Natural of Montgri, Medes and Baix Ter.

"These projects refer only to the buildings that exist today, which
represent a very small percentage of the totality of Radio Liberty
space", indicate the City Council and the entities. For this reason,
they also demand that they be complemented with other environmental
and environment-related projects, which would allow 'to adequately
maintain this unique protected area, of great ecological value, which
makes it unique on our coast and which would help preserve the unbuilt
natural space.

"Dignify living history" in short, we ask for a project that dignifies
a vestige of the living history of our house, with the premise of re-
naturalizing and protecting habitats," say the City Council of Pals and
the entities. For this reason, they are opposed to the Radio Liberty
facilities going ashore, and the other administrations - especially, the
State - call to stop the bidding for the demolition and to evaluate the
proposals made (some of them, of private capital).

Consistory and the entities explain that, if necessary, they will launch
mobilizations to defend their position. 'All the participating agents
share the idea that the architectural structures of Radio Liberty are of
great patrimonial and cultural value and a historical legacy that can
become a point of attraction and sustainable dynamization based on de-
centralization and tourist de-seasonalisation, which it could also have
private capital," says the comunicat. Per {sic} being able to present an
alternative to the demolition, the City Council of Pals and the entities
have called a working meeting next week. It will take place on Friday in
the consistory. {65167}

El Ayuntamiento de Pals y otras entidades se oponen al derribo de
Radio Liberty. 17 Julio 2021 Autonomias_Catalunya

Radio Liberty

Diaridegirona.cat publica que el Ayuntamiento de Pals (Girona) y otros
agentes del territorio hacen frente comun para oponerse al derribo de
las antiguas edificaciones de Radio Liberty. El consistorio,
conjuntamente con la entidad Salvem la Platja de Pals, el Circulo
Catalan de Historia y el Museo Virtual Radio Liberty reclaman
rehabilitar parte de los edificios para que el espacio se reconvierta
'en un referente historico y natural de la zona'.

Sostienen que las
antiguas instalaciones son un referente de la Guerra Fria, y que son
'unicas en el mundo tanto a nivel historico y arqueologico, asi como
natural, cultural e incluso de ingenieria mecanica'. Por ello, quieren
aprovecharlas para reforzar 'este potencial'.

Segun subrayan en un comunicado, el consistorio y las diferentes
entidades trabajan conjuntamente para cerrar el proyecto que permita
conservar las antiguas instalaciones. 'Se trata de un espacio que ha
tenido una preservacion importante y necesario que se escuchen las
propuestas que permitan un desarrollo sostenible a nivel economico y
ecologico, y reforzar el enorme potencial que tiene', afirman en el
escrito.

El objetivo, aseguran, es consensuar una propuesta que
permita reconvertir la antigua Radio Liberty en un espacio
'multidisciplinar' que podria incluir salas de exposicion e
investigacion historica, centros de investigacion universitaria, salas
de congresos o, incluso, el centro de interpretacion del Parque
Natural del Montgri, las Medes y el Baix Ter.

'Estos proyectos hacen referencia unicamente a los edificios que hay
en la actualidad, que representan un porcentaje muy reducido de la
totalidad del espacio de Radio Liberty', indican el Ayuntamiento y las
entidades. Por ello, reclaman tambien que se complementen con otros
proyectos medioambientales y relacionados con el entorno, lo que
permitiria 'mantener de manera adecuada este singular espacio
protegido, de gran valor ecologico, que lo hace unico en nuestra costa
y que ayudaria a preservar el espacio natural no construido

'Dignificar la historia viva' en definitiva, pedimos un proyecto que
dignifique un vestigio de la historia viva de nuestra casa, con la
premisa de renaturalizar y proteger los habitats ', sostienen el
Ayuntamiento de Pals y las entidades. Por ello, se oponen a que las
instalaciones de Radio Liberty vayan a tierra, y emplazan las otras
administraciones -en especial, el Estado- a detener la licitacion del
derribo ya valorar las propuestas planteadas (algunas de ellas, de
capital privado).

El consistorio y las entidades explican que, si es
necesario, pondran en marcha movilizaciones para defender su
posicionamiento. 'Todos los agentes participantes comparten la idea de
que las estructuras arquitectonicas de Radio Liberty son de gran valor
patrimonial y cultural y un legado historico que se puede convertir en
un punto de atraccion y de dinamizacion sostenible basado en la
descentratlizacion y la desestacionalizacion turistica, que ademas
podria contar con capital privado', recoge el comunicat. Per poder
presentar una alternativa al derribo, el Ayuntamiento de Pals y las
entidades han convocado una reunion de trabajo la proxima semana. Se
llevara a cabo el viernes en el consistorio. {65167}
(via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor July 17)

SWITZERLAND   Petition lodged to slow the shelving of FM radio.

Schweizer Domestic Radio Uebergang von FM UKW auf DAB+
sind 60.000 Unterzeichner viel ?

<https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/petition-lodged-to-slow-the-shelving-of-fm-
radio/46805238>

Ueber 60.000 Petenten fordern, dass die Regierung ihre Plaene ueberdenkt,
im naechsten Jahr mit dem Ausstieg aus dem UKW-Radio zu beginnen.

Der private Radiounternehmer Roger Schawinski, der die Petition gestartet
hat, sagte am Mittwoch, der Ausstieg aus sehr hochfrequenten Wellen
(UKW-FM) verstosse gegen das Bundesgesetz, das den freien Zugang zum
Radio garantiert.

Switzerland - Petition lodged to slow the shelving of FM radio

Over 60,000 petitioners want the government to rethink plans to begin
phasing out FM radio next year.

Private radio entrepreneur Roger Schawinski, who started the petition,
said on Wednesday that the phasing out of very high frequency waves
(VHF-FM) is contrary to the federal law guaranteeing free access to
radio.

Campaigners also cited media expert Urs Saxer, who has said the phase-
out means the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC, SWI swissinfo.ch's
parent organisation) won't be able to fulfill its mandate of providing
a radio service to the population.

In January the government announced it had reached an agreement with the
radio industry on switching off analogue FM transmitters. The SBC is set
to make the switch to digital audio broadcasting (DAB+) in mid-2022,
with private stations to follow by January 2023.

This is earlier than planned: initially authorities had announced the
switch to DAB+ for the end of 2024. Financial support is available to
radio broadcasters for making the transition.
(Swissinfo.ch 21. Juli 2021, via Mike Terry-UK via wor July 21)

TAIWAN   Radio Dap Loi Song Nui DLSN Vietnam Democracy Radio on 9670 kHz
via Paochung site KIWI_net remotedly. July 23

1230-1300 9670 PAO 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese.
Very good + jamming via SDR Hanoi Vietnam KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

TAIWAN   Radio Taiwan International in German via Tamsui transmitter.

RTI German service will be broadcasting again this year for several days
in July/August direct from the Tamsui transmitter in northern Taiwan.:

Broadcast dates and analogue frequencies:

1700-1800 UTC 11705 kHz
1800-1900 UTC  9545 kHz  {see tests on July 17, below report}

Friday 30 July   / Saturday 31 July   / Sunday 01 August
Friday 06 August / Saturday 07 August / Sunday 08 August
Friday 13 August / Saturday 14 August / Sunday 15 August
Friday 20 August / Saturday 21 August / Sunday 22 August

Reports will be confirmed with a special qsl card.
(But not for Austrian - because of the Covid19 pandemie-there is no
official post way service between Taiwan-Austria since 14 months or so)

You can send reports using the webform on the RTI - HP or by mail:
Email: <deutsch -at- rti.org.tw>

or by post:
RTI German service
P.O.Box 123-199
Taipei 11199
Taiwan / Republic of China / East Asia

Have fun and stay healthy!
(Paul Gager-AUT, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

TAIWAN   Test broadcasts Direct broadcast from the Tamsui transmitter
on July 17, 2021.

Dear listeners,
Radio Taiwan International is planning to broadcast the German-language
program again this year from the transmitter in Tamsui in northern Taiwan.

RTI will broadcast 10-minute test programs on four different frequencies
on Saturday, July 17th. We ask you to inform RTI of your reception
observations in order to be able to select the most suitable frequencies.
Email:  <deutsch -at- rti.org.tw>

Test broadcasts on July 17th (Saturday)

Frequency 11995 kHz: 17:00-17:10 UTC
Frequency 11705 kHz: 17:15-17:25 UTC

Frequency  9545 kHz: 18:00-18:10 UTC
Frequency  7250 kHz: 18:15-18:25 UTC

In previous years, they have been sending special QSL cards by postal
mail, for reports received on the test broadcasts.

The official broadcasts will start at weekends sometime in August.
Actual dates will be announced later.
(Alan Holder  G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K.; BrDXC-UK groups.io July 5)

TAIWAN    RTI tests from Tamsui station - German service

Die deutschsprachige Redaktion von Radio Taiwan International hat auch
2021 wieder Direktsendungen aus Taiwan. Bernd Seiser von RTI Hoererklub
verbreitete folgende Informationen zur Aktion "Direkt aus Tamsui 2021":

Testsendungen am 17. Juli 2021 (Samstag)
1700-1710 Uhr: 11995 kHz
1715-1725 Uhr: 11705 kHz
1800-1810 Uhr:  9545 kHz
1815-1825 Uhr:  7250 kHz

Aus den genannten Frequenzen werden zwei fuer die Direktausstrahlungen
verwendet.

Offizielle Sendetermine:
Fr-So  30.Juli-1. August 2021
Fr-So  06.-08. August 2021
Fr-So  13.-15. August 2021
Fr-So  20.-22. August 2021

1700-1800 Uhr: eine Frequenz
1800-1900 Uhr: eine Frequenz

Wolfgang Bueschel hat sich die Muehe gemacht, die Belegungen zu pruefen
und haelt drei Frequenzen fuer unproblematisch:

1700 Uhr
11705 kHz: 11695-11705 kHz frei und unbelegt.
11995 kHz: 11990-12000 kHz frei, naechster Nachbar 11984.977 kHz
Radio Free Asia in Koreanisch (US AGM Saipan Agingan Point relay).

1800 Uhr
7250 kHz: wegen DRM Powerhouse Signal aus Rumaenien nicht empfehlenswert.
Das 41-Meter-Band ist relativ voll belegt.

An Samstagen bieten sich nur 7305, 7380, 7495, und 7500 kHz an.

9545 kHz: 9535-9550 kHz frei und unbelegt.

In frueheren Jahren gab es fuer die Sonderaktion auch eine Sonder-QSL
<deutsch -at- rti.org.tw>
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

TAIWAN   re Tamsui tests RTI German sce from TWN in 41 meterband.

... "re 7250 kHz from Tamsui Taiwan.
Wenn ueberhaupt notwendig, im 41 Meterband waeren nur die Besetzung der
Kanaele 7305, 7370, 7380 oder 7430 kHz 'erfolgreich'.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17, and monitoring July 3rd and 10th)

Lieber Wolfgang, vielen Dank fuer Deine Bewertungen der Testsendungen.

Ich hoffe RTI waehlt eine der 11 MHz QRGs und die 9545 kHz im 31 mb.
Vermutlich werden die ausgesuchten Frequenzen am Freitag im Briefkasten
schon bekanntgegeben, denn eine Woche spaeter waere ja am die 30. Juli
die Direktsendung nach dem RTI Briefkasten um 19 UTC schon rum.
(Bernd Seiser-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

Re log im 25 mb.
Ich verstehe den Beurteilungs-Unterschied der 11995 und 11705 kHz Signale
nicht, bei diversen SDR Empfaenge in Mitteleuropa am 3., 10., und heute
am 17. Juli ist die Situation auf beiden 25 mb Kanaelen gleich gewesen.
Der CHN Sender auf 11710 kHz hat meist nur einen geringen S=5-6 Wert hier
in Westeuropa und stoert ueberhaupt nicht, von 12005 kHz her kann es bei
breitem Filter im RX dem 'I Wert' '3' bei 11995 kHz entsprechen.

Die Baender 31 und 25 mb sind sowas von leer, dass man in Taiwan leicht
einen leeren Kanal mit guten Seitenbankflanken aussuchen kann. (wb)

TAJIKISTAN   4765 kHz  Tajik Radio 1, Dushanbe Yangi-Yul, in Tajik, on
July 20, at 1803-1822 UT. man long talk, w/ man Radio host talk at times,
typical local chant w/ instrumental music sound, brief slow music bridge,
some men talking briefly in turns w/ man R host, local instrumental music
sound, continuing talk program; better in ssb, non stop rapid and no deep
qsb, strong qrn rustle, poor.
(Gianni Serra-ITA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006, July 25)

U.K.   Brookmans Park. An interesting little article in Herts Mercury
regarding Brookmans Park transmitter site.

<https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/hatfields-
nearly-100-year-old-5633869>

(Gary Drew Bedfordshire-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 14)

U.K.  In the UK, BMW ads were banned on radio due to loud engine sounds.

A radio listener in the UK complained about an advertisement for a German
auto company, after which the Advertising Standards Office became in-
terested in radio advertising. Its creators included in the recording the
sound of an engine motor, which perfectly fit into the idea of the adver-
tisement itself.

According to the Express edition, the roar of the engine was supposed to
hint at the indescribable sensation of driving a car. After a caring
listener filed a complaint with the supervisory authority, it was decided
to remove the advertisement from the air. The high revs of the engine
caused a negative reaction from the listener, and he considered such an
advertising move irresponsible. BMW officials tried to get the ad back on
air. According to them, the sound of the engine is very short, and the car
was standing still during the recording. These arguments did not convince
the reviewers, and as a result, the ban remained in force.

<http://onair.ru/main/enews/view_msg/NMID 80614/>
(Nikolay Avdeenko.RUS, speedme.ru
via RUSdx #1143 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

USA   WINP 1070 kHz 50 kW.
Mittelwellen-Grosssender in Indianapolis wird abgerissen.

Ein bereits aus New York bekanntes Szenario tritt nun auch in Indianapolis
ein: Der lukrativen Moeglichkeit, das Grundstueck zu verkaufen, faellt ein
Mittelwellensender zum Opfer - und zwar nicht irgendein randstaendiger,
sondern einer der hoechsten in den USA zulaessigen Leistungsklasse 50 kW.

Dismanteled and demolition, 7 decades in power.
WINP 1070 kHz 50 kW
Mittelwellen-Grosssender in Indianapolis wird abgerissen.

<https://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beit
raege/2021/indianapolis.html>

Ein wiederum sauberer Artikel, wie man sie von Kai Ludwig gewohnt ist zu
lesen!
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX; via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 26)

USA   From Allan Weiner WBCQ Radio.

Dear devoted radio folks,

I write this memo out of total frustration with my government, pertaining
specifically to the FCC.

About one year ago I tendered an application to purchase WHRI inter-
national shortwave radio in South Carolina USA to add to the family of
WBCQ free speech radio stations.

Since then, the FCC has refused to act and grant me my request to purchase
the station. Normally this request would take around six weeks to process.
Repeated attempts to communicate with the FCC and its personnel have gone
unanswered. Both by me and my FCC attorney. As a long time shortwave
broadcaster, I do not understand why the big holdup. I am an American
citizen and have a right to buy a radio station.

My attorney has suggested that this has gone beyond just a processing de-
lay and that the FCC is against me broadcasting religious content on the
radio. This is directly against my first amendment constitutional rights.

I am doing all that I can to preserve free speech on the radio airwaves.
I am reaching out to you public conveyors of radio truth to let the radio
enthusiasts know about this and ask for your help in getting the FCC to
grant my request to purchase WHRI. Not only for the sake of free speech
radio, but to save these great stations from the scrapyard and keep
shortwave radio alive for future generations.

I am available anytime for further comment and interview at 207-889-0039.

Thank you all kindly and be safe and well.

Allan Weiner
WBCQ Radio  (WBCQ Radio <wbcq -at- wbcq.com>  via GH, wor July 27)

USA   Some changes of World's Last Chance Radio via WBCQ-6 Monticello

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/07/some-changes-of-worlds-last-
chance.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, wor & hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17)

USA   It seems that Ivo had not gotten word that WBCQ 9330 kHz altho back
on air is NOT the 500 kW - or even 250 kW transmitter.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor July 17)

USA  When I see such recordings of a poor signal with distorted modulation

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9C23o_AuDk>

... and then check out SDRs in the USA right now (after 1930 UT) and all
I find is a faint carrier on ca. 9330.15 kHz then I don't think that it is
a transmitter in one of these Carolinas, as just messed up by US AGM
publicity.

By the way what did happen to the staff at Furman when World Harvest Radio
was finally killed off? May we speculate that they have been swiftly fired
after packing up the satellite dish and the three receivers (or whatever
number it was) to send it back to Encompass?

Fun fact: In the storage there should sit what the guys in Maine are so
desperately longing for.
(Kai Ludwig-D, wor July 18)

Are we to assume that WBCQ uses a TX at its location that was idle so far
or may we speculate about a transmitter location further south that is
completely idle at the moment?
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor July 18)

On July 17 at 09.50 and 14.50 UT noted on WBCQ older low power units
on 3265.161, 4789.975, 6159.904 mornings; and 6159.890 kHz at 14.50 UT,
and 9330.069 kHz measured on Perseus SDR in Florida state, east coast US.
(wb  df5sx, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews / wor July 17)

To get a 100.000 dollar final Ampegon tube - even by air mail transport
into far eastern US states from Peking China D.P.R. hot duplicate products
manufacturs into ready working service on the 300 kW unit is not an easy
task.
(wb  df5sx, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews / wor July 17)

Are we to assume that WBCQ uses a transmitter at its location that was
idle so far or may we speculate about a transmitter location further south
that is completely idle at the moment?
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor July 18)

USA   Much odd frequencies of WBCQ older TX units monitored these days, of
more or less 50 kW power these days. And the various gain figures differ-
ence of log-periodic horizontal antennas type #805,
against horizontal dipol wires antenna of Ampegon type #216.

WBCQ 50 kW into log-periodic horizontal at 11 dBi gain.
805 LPH18/36.5/32.2/16.7/1.4/13.2/200

against WBCQ 300 / 500 kW powerful unit,
into 4 x 4 dipols curtain array, revolving Ampegon antenna on 9330 kHz,
mostly gain by 18 to 21.5 dB  -  {against simple horizontal dipole}

216 AHR(S) 4/4/0.5 21.5 dB gain.

End-fed dipole array with aperiodic reflector.

Curtain arrays of co-linear horizontal half wavelength dipoles arranged in
a vertical plane in order to reduce the beamwidth of the main lobe and
hence increase the directivity of the antenna. Directional patterns are
generally obtained by the use of an aperiodic reflector. An periodic re-
flector is normally a screen consisting of horizontal wires which act as
an untuned reflector.

The front-to-back ratio of an aperiodic reflector depends on such factors
as: number of wires per wavelength, wire gauge, distance between radiating
elements and reflector, and size of reflector. To achieve a front-to-back
ratio, which approaches the gain figure of the antenna would require a
screen density of about 40 to 50 wires per wavelength for the highest
operating band of the antenna.

In practice a number of antennas of this form can be operated over a
maximum of five consecutive broadcasting bands giving an operating
frequency range of up to 2:1. This range is limited by the performance of
the radiating elements.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17)

USA   9330.043 kHz  on July 19 at 0532 UT, JBA talk, presumed an old WBCQ
unit typically off-frequency, substituting for broken SuperStation with
wacko World's Last Chance Radio.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1006, July 25)

USA   WBCQ - I managed to hear 9330 kHz on my own receiver here in the
U.K. past 2100 on July 17. I could not hear it on the 18th at this time.
The signal was weak and noisy, but WLC programming in the German language
was on air.

I managed to hear 9330 kHz on my own receiver here in the U.K. past 2100UT
on July 17. I could not hear it on the 18th at this time. The signal was
weak and noisy, but WLC programming in the German language was on air.

There is an interesting web page at
<rossrevenge.co.uk/wbcq/wbcq.htm>
which covers a visit made to WBCQ back in August 2003. Lots of pictures of
the "classic" transmitters and some of the antennas in use at that time.

According to this information, 9330 was broadcast via their Collins FRT22
ex medium wave (AM) transmitter, modified for HF with reduced carrier.
This was coupled to the 7-element yagi beam antenna, made by Sommer in the
U.S., and mounted on a lattice tower. From the picture I can see there is
no rotator, so it must be fixed at the usual 245 degree angle.
Perhaps this combination is in use now, temporarily.

I guess that the CQK650-1 final PA tube used in the silent SK-55 trans-
mitters at Furman, is not compatible with the TH576 tube used in the 500kW
Continental 420D. So there is no point in grabbing one to replace the
burnt out tube in Maine.
(Alan Holder  G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K., July 19)

I guess the Chinese firm of BBEF Beijing can deliver such final tubes
to far eastern Maine / Massachusetts US center.

But is also a hardware insurance matter of the Ampegon revolving beast ?

Thomcast-Ampegon delivered their first high power SW gear to QuivicanChina
site already in 2004 year.

And now at present the RTC Chinese have some 100 to 150 most modern trans-
mitters on shortwave in service.

Built-up with own China mainland tube clones ...

About the older tx and ITU #805 antennas at WBCQ center:

ITU Geneve antenna type list on shortwave

WBCQ 50 kW into log-periodic horizontal at 11 dBi gain.
805 LPH18/36.5/32.2/16.7/1.4/13.2/200

against WBCQ 300 / 500 kW
into 4 x 4 dipols curtain array, revolving Ampegon antenna on 9330 kHz,
mostly gain by 18 to 21.5 dB  {against simple horizontal dipole}

Ampegon
216 AHR(S) 4/4/0.5 21.5 dB gain.

End-fed dipole array with aperiodic reflector.

Curtain arrays of co-linear horizontal half wavelength dipoles arranged in
a vertical plane in order to reduce the beamwidth of the main lobe and
hence increase the directivity of the antenna. Directional patterns are
generally obtained by the use of an aperiodic reflector. An periodic re-
flector is normally a screen consisting of horizontal wires which act as
an untuned reflector.

The front-to-back ratio of an aperiodic reflector depends on such factors
as: number of wires per wavelength, wire gauge, distance between radiat-
ing elements and reflector, and size of reflector. To achieve a front-
to-back ratio, which approaches the gain figure of the antenna would
require a screen density of about 40 to 50 wires per wavelength for the
highest operating band of the antenna.

In practice a number of antennas of this form can be operated over a maxi-
mum of five consecutive broadcasting bands giving an operating frequency
range of up to 2:1. This range is limited by the performance of the
radiating elements.

WBCQ July 18 at 10.50 UT
7489.926 USA WBCQ S=7 in MA east coast at 23.05 UT, good sounding oldies.
7490v nothing at 10.55 UT.

9329.947 USA WBCQ broadcast of WLC in Portuguese language, S=5 at 23.13
UT.
9329.939 July 19.

6159.891 USA WBCQ most modern pop mx program, at 23.16 UT, S=9+20dB
strong.
6159.896 July 19.

4789.981 July 19.
4789.976 USA Tentativelly WBCQ settled here, move from 5130 kHz acc
their FCC schedule ?.
At 23.31UT S=9+20dB in MA state, 14 kHz wide excellent signal of their old
50 kW transmitter.

clearly deviating with very inaccurate transmission frequency.
Terrible lamentation audio also male voices, and piano player
in between. A terrible recording performance of TOMinistry?

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

USA   4790 kHz {ex 5130 kHz, wb.}   WBCQ Monticello ME-USA; 0344-0351+,
July 17; Folks calling to now Buried Bro. Stair; 0352 UT shouting & gasp-
ing Buried Bro. Stair about Noah; "Christ could do nothing till the
prophet revealed him to the world." "If you belong to an organized church,
get out." 0400 UT overdubbed ID & B.S. continued. S=10+ peaks w/hiss burst
QRM.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, wor July 22)

VATICAN STATE   Radio Vatikan Personalie von Paul Gager.

Der Journalist, Pater Bernd Hagenkord ist im Alter von 52 Jahren
gestorben.
Der langjaehrige Leiter der deutschsprachigen Redaktion von Radio Vatikan
und spaeter von 'Vatican News' starb in einem Krankenhaus in Muenchen.
// BR24/

News aus der Kirche - Aktuelles aus der katholischen Kirche Vatican News -
Vatican News
<https://www.vaticannews.va/de/kirche.html>
Kondolenz 26.07.2021
(Paul Gager-AUT, via via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 26)

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Log Saturday July 24.

5980.003 kHz NZL Pacific Samstags in der Aoki database bis 18.58 UT, aber
immer noch um 19.17 UT auf der Schwingung.

NZL Rangitaiki 5980.003 kHz S=6-7 in Europe, im dicksten Winter auf der
Suedhalbkugel, 19-20 UT neben 5985 kHz CHN CRI Portug Musik direkt von
Beijing capital tx S=9+20dB. 19.17 UTC on July 24.

JAPAN 6120 kHz Yamata NHK Radio Japan Tokyo in Jap, powerhouse S=9+35dB
bis westliches Europa, 19.01 UT. Nachrichtensendung maennliche Stimme.

5900 kHz BUL Sofia Kostinbrod, RTI in Deutsch auch S=9+35dB um 19.04 UT.
Bericht ueber Schweizer Kueche und Restaurant in Taiwan, 19.05 UT.

5910 RUMAENIEN Ukrainisch vom Sender Saftica #2 mit dem 100 kW Sender
drehbare horizontal Antenne, S=9+40dB powerhouse, 19.07 UT.

5945.003 TUERKEI Englisch aus Emirler, pop mx, S=9+45dB um 19.08 UT.

5960.016 TUERKEI Tuerkisches Programm um 19.10 UT, S=9+40dB Signal.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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