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BC-DX 1440                                                  25 Sept 2020
________________________________________________________________________

ALGERIA  [to Sahel zone, Sahara, CeAF muslim world area]

ALG  Bechar site finished / erected already in 2018 by Ampegon.
now also 16 mb / 17 MHz entr in B-20 towards Sahara Sahel zone.
Not used yet, mothballed 3 years now already. (wb)

As for ALG Bechar: what exactly do you mean by "mothballed"?

Does it mean cancelled or postponed?
And is Ourgla somehow in a different situation.
Best regards, Mauno Ritola-FIN, Sept 17.

Re: B-20 northern winter season database, some request Comments by Y.T.
to Mauno Ritola.

Hello Mauno,
In 2017 / 2018 our German technicians of Thales / Ampegon erected the
shortwave 3 masts at Bechar ALG and put the Made in Switzerland Turgi
company sw tx on that place, refurbished the MW mast and tx gear of
576? kHz and regenerate antenna earth ground iron reinforcement ground net
like at Tipaza LW 252 location too, as well at Algiers of 891 kHz site.

{LW and MW supplier, AEG  Telefunken Transradio Berlin went bankrupt
3 years ago and was bought by Ampegon Switzerland, plus antenna design
firm at former Mannheim location, now settled at Schifferstadt Germany.}

But the Algerians never introduced their RTA SW via the new Bechar
shortwave location, I strongly assume, until the twins station Qargla SW
has been finnished, - not done yet -, whatever the reasons for it.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 17)

ANTARCTIC    LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, Base esperanza,
15476 kHz. As reported by Adrian Korol, director of RAE via Twitter, LRA36
will be on air next Saturday Sept 26, 1400-1900 UTC on USB mode with
program in Spanish and German.

"Este sabado 26 de 14 a 19 UTC habra emision de LRA36 Radio Nacional
Arcangel San Gabriel en 15476 kHz USB idiomas Espanol y Aleman.

EQSL para los informes de recepcion a
<tranalra36 -at- radionacional.gov.ar>

Gracias por difundir esta informacion
6:07 p. m., 23 sept. 2020+Twitter"

<https://twitter.com/AdrianKorol/status/1308800136387198977>

(via Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx Sept 24)

However, from RAE German service yesterday I received the following
times again for the transmission:
a. Von 15:00 bis 19:00 Uhr UTC Spanish
b. Von 19:00 bis 19:30 UTC German
c. Von 19:30 bis 20:00 UTC Spanish
d. Von 20:00 bis 20:30 UTC German
e. Von 20:30 bis 22:00 Uhr UTC English

Can you please check with Adrian the correct times?  tnx vy73
(Harald Kuhl-D  DL1AX - exDL1ABJ, via BrDXC-UK newsgroup Sept 24)

BOLIVIA   3310 kHz  R. Mosoi Chaski, Bolivia, Cochabamba; 16 Sept,
0014-0019 UT female talks in Quechua, Andean music. Good, clear.
(Lucio Bobrowiec-BRA, hcdx Sept 16)

BRAZIL    Radio Nacional da Amazonia on very odd frequency 6173.5v kHz
on September 25, from 1400 UT on 6173.5v BRA 250 kW 344 deg to Portuguese
and drifting down.

Very distorted audio and without carrier via SDR Brasilia in Brazil -
Parallel at same time 11780.012 kHz 250 kW 360 deg to BRA Portuguese,
good signal/audio.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Sept 25)

CHINA   Re: Yunnan item im Kurier Sept 2020. Information an H-J Biener.

Die Texte aus diversen dxld, Cumbre, DSWCI, Goonetilleke, Australische and
anderen Quellen habe ich in den vergangenen 40 Jahren alle gelesen.

Da wurde oft auch ueber die sehr geheime Arbeitsstelle der 100 Malay
Kommunistische Partei Mitarbeiter und der chinesischen Geheimdienst-
Aufpasser berichtet. Die Aktion des Geheimsenders Richtung Malaysia und
Thailand vom selben Senderstandort, wurden regelrecht im Riesenreich China
versteckt.

Wurde in dem Buch auch ueber technische Kurzwellensender, grossen Masten
und Dipol-Vorhangantennen in Hunan {Redaktionsstandort} berichtet ?

Koennte von dort nur im Sommer auch im 19 Meterband gesendet worden sein ?

Siehe mein BBCMonitoring Eintrag in der Clandestine Stationslist im
Jahr 1975 aus Caversham auf 15790 kHz aus Yunnan.

Die Aussendung im 49 und 41 mb auf den krummen niederen Frequenzen 6034
und 6937 kHz erforderte aber einen nahen Yunnan Standort im Sueden Chinas
Richtung Malaysia und Thailand Zielgebiet.

Also man muss man die Lokations der Redaktionen in der super Geheim-Camp
Hoehle arbeitend sowie die Sendestation Abwicklung Richtung Suedostasien
trennen.

Aus Shalang Yunnan hat in den Clandestine Jahren auch nie der
Auslandsdienst Radio Peking gesendet. Die Organisationen waren immer auch
organisatorisch, raeumlich und technisch getrennt.

Erst nach dem Ende der Clandestine Aussendungen wechselten die Shalang BC
center Aussendungen 6937 kHz auf 7210 kHz in-band, sowie 6034 auf 6035 kHz
wo sie auch heute noch senden.
50 kW Leistung unter Kunming ist die Anmeldung bei der ITU / HFCC Liste im
Jahr 2020.

Die Entfernung vom Redaktionsstandort Hunan - Richtung Malaysia und den
Inseln am Aequator - ist mit groesser 3000 km viel zu weit.

Ich bekam immer um die 20 Jahre lang die Clandestine Listen aus Caversham
der BBC Monitoring Station in England, ueber Ingenieur Bernard Bale vom
Deutschen Dienst BBC London zugeschickt.

Mit Richard Lam aus Singapore hatte ich auch viel Daten-Austausch ueber
die Jahre im letzten Jahrhundert.

- - -

Hallo Hansjoerg,
re die Kopie des Chinesen Items im Kurier unter Yunnan aufgefuehrt,

hier mein Beitrag von gestern frueh,
beim kommentieren der neu B-20 Frequenzliste fuer den Winter 2020/2021

KUN  Still both 6035 kHz and 7210 kHz lower power 50 kW entries,
old  j u n g l e  site Shalang of
former Malayan Communist Party clandestine in the 70ties/80ties,
6937 kHz once
CHN_Yunnan PBS#7 Shalang 6035 7210 (ex6937) kHz, location at
25 09 55.12 N  102 40 42.40 E

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=2844df2d-c281-444a-8dba-
f8159e65d6a2&cp=25.164889~102.677552&lvl=18&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

225degrees new China SW antenna 2000year-design of 15 years back by
BBEF Beijing firm.

Ich bin selbst noch in den Jahren 1975 bis 1978 regelmaessig in Georgetown
Penang Island bei deutschen Produktionstechnikern auf der Asienreise dort
aufgeschlagen, und habe das Clandestine Programm auf 6937 kHz bruellend
laut gehoert.

D.h. immer den 'dicken' Barlow Wadley Receiver im Fluggepaeck,
vom einstigen Gunter Langweige (von Fa. Richter Hannover importiert ?)
angeschafft.

Shalang hat jetzt neue China Antennen bekommen, im Design der letzten
10 Jahre, ist also von BBEF Beijing restauriert worden.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

CHINA   Re:  Endless music loop on 1206 kHz from Far East Asia.

1205.961 kHz measured 22.02 UTC Sept 20, PBS Yanbian,
S=9+5dB or -72dBm measured at remote Hiroshima Japan Perseus unit.
Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.  S=9+25dB at 13.02 UTC on Sept 21.

On Alan Davies' list of Asiawaves many little 1206 kHz China tx entries,
of low poer 1 to 10 kW registered.
But also a PBS 200 kW powerful of September 2017,
Korean 21.30-15.10 UTC,

and Chinese 1053 kHz 21.30-16.30 UTC built of August 2007.
<https://www.asiawaves.net/mediumwave-1050.htm>

see

<https://www.asiawaves.net/mediumwave-1200.htm#mediumwave-1206>

Dongshengyong Town
Longjing City  [Rungjing]
Yanji City area  [Yeongil]
Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture  [Yanbian Chaoxianzu Zizhizhou]
Jilin Province, China

btw. in BING Maps ist das Gelaende retuschiert, auch im Image aus 2020.
Vom Senderhausgelaende und den 3 Masten im landwirtschaftlichen Feld,
ist dort nichts zu sehen.

btw. The terrain is retouched in BING Maps, also in the image from 2020y.
From the transmitter house area and the 3 masts in the agricultural field,
there is nothing to be seen there.

Google Maps old:

<https://goo.gl/maps/fubEWuQcP6n9Gq5G8>

3 masts, and tx house at  42 47 30 N  129 29 18 E

CHN_Longjing Yanji Yanbian Jilin MW Korean 1206 kHz 200 kW,
Chinese 1053 kHz 50 kW.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20 / 21)

Re: Endlosmusikschleife auf 1206 kHz

Yanbian RGD, eine chinesische Station die aus der Grenzprovinz Jilin in
Koreanisch sendet. Vor dem eigentlichen Programm kommt diese Musikschleife
Ist regelmaessig hier in Salzburg {Austria} zu hoeren

<https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%BB%B6%E8%BE%B9%E5%B9%BF%E6%92%AD%E7%94%
B5%E8%A7%86%E5%8F%B0>

AM 1206 kHz  FM 94.9 MHz
AM 1053 kHz  FM 98.3 MHz
FM 105.9 MHz
FM 104.9 MHz

Broadcast frequency
(The following is the transmission frequency of Yanji City)

Korean News Broadcasting: AM 1206 kHz, FM 94.9 MHz.
Comprehensive Chinese news broadcasting: AM 1053 kHz, FM 98.3 MHz
Traffic radio      : FM 105.9 MHz
Travel Broadcasting: FM 104.9 MHz

<http://www.iybtv.com/radio/index.html>
<http://www.iybtv.com/am1206/index.html>

Theoretisch // 1206 kHz, ist Koreanisch, 1100z gerade Nachrichten
<http://live.ybtvyun.com/audio/s10016-a3311e38bd6e/index.m3u8>

(Christoph Ratzer-AUT OE2CRM and Roger Thauer-D,
on A-DX newsgroup Sept 20)

CHINA   R Beijing International will stop MW 774 kHz at Beijing capital.

Radio Beijing International (Beijing Foreign Language Broadcasting
Station), a division of "Beijing Radio and TV Station" (former Beijing
Peoples' Broadcasting Station), announced on September 15 that they will
stop MW 774 kHz (10 kW) at 16:00 UT on Sept 22.

The remaining broadcast will be on FM 92.3 MHz, internet

<http://www.am774.com>

and Cable FM. They began broadcast in September 2004 with the nickname
"Radio 774" on 774 kHz for the audiences in Beijing. They also began FM
broadcast (92.3 MHz) on February 2017. The programs mainly consist of
English lessons, broadcast at 23:00-16:00 UT.
The original item is shown at

<https://cahcn.github.io/posts/2020-09-16-774kHz-Radio-Beijing-
International.html/>
(Takahito JPN, wor Sept 21)

Beijing Transmitting Station #804
Jiuxianqiao Subdistrict
Chaoyang District
Beijing Municipality at G.C. location
39 57 12 N  116 29 48 E

<https://goo.gl/maps/ei8v4CT9wCXSPAGm7>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=e0a5c0e1-3e20-4140-a01a-
d55abf968f2e&cp=39.954~116.495115&lvl=18&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

Beijing Media Network (Beijing PBS),
Foreign Language Service "Radio Beijing International" (Beijing Guangbo
Dianshi Tai {Beijing Renmin Guangbo Diantai}), Waiyu Guangbo).

Closed in Sept 2020. Last confirmed active in January 2020.
Language: English. MW Transmitter: Harris. // Beijing FM 92.3 MHz.
(Alan Davies-INS?, 'Asiawaves.net' database - Sept 21)

COLOMBIA ?   4940 kHz, logged Sept 18 before 0500 UT.

4939.996 1/2 kHz measured, S=4 or -99dBm poor and tiny signal noted on
Swiss Perseus unit, at 04.10 UT on Sept 18, around threshold level also on
Netherland/belgium border remote SDR rx unit.
So poor 'without AFC' option barefooth signal, seemingly Spanish language
spoken.

Even the US east coast state 'remote' units were on similar poor level
at 04.20 UT.

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

4940- kHz, Sept 15 at 0134 UT via {remote} TWR Bonaire KiwiSDR,
anonymous missionary station with M&W talk in Spanish only, reads S4-S5 in
USB reception, but S8-S9 in SynchAM, carrier offset varying from -2.8 to
-6.1 Hz. 0200 UT it's peaking S=9+15dB at -4.3 to -4.6 Hz, protracted
sermon about Apocalipsis Revelation. 0311 UT tropical music. 0356 UT
yelling preacher in echoey venue, with music.

Outro program with club para ninos, addresses:
Apartado 260, San Jose, 2120, Costa Rica, or Historia Preferida,
Casilla 14-23, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

0359 UT NO ID, into songs; 0455 UT still/again music with automated?
timecheck as 12:54, 0458 UT preacher, still past 0527 UT. That's UT-4hrs
while Colombia is UT-5hrs.

Others also report such timechex; this implies 4940 kHz is for Venezuela
if not from inside that country. Of course they had been heard playing
part of the Colombian national anthem at *2300 UT; but that could be
misdirexion. I posted to the WOR iog:

"OK, since the perpetrators are mum about what and where this station
really is, it's about time to get on it with the TDOA direxion-finding
technique, triangulation or multiangulation using remote receivers.
First place to rule in or out is Puerto LLeras, which is in central
Colombia, SE of Bogota, where 6010 kHz & 5910 kHz were located. Let us
know your results first!"

I myself have never tried this Timed-Delay-Of-Arrival technique, and am
not familiar with the procedure, but others in our group have in other
cases; yet no replies, so far.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor Sept 15)

Re:  New Colombian 4940 kHz, 60 mb.

Hi, Glenn, despite the religious station on 4940 kHz mentioned a lot of
times "Colombia", and it had programs like "Lecciones de la Historia
Colombiana", always announced UTC-4hrs time, insted of UTC-5hrs.

Year ago a Venezuelan stations transmitted on 4940 kHz, Radio Amazonas,
Puerto Ayacucho. It is possible this religious stations is using the Radio
Amazonas transmitter ?

The religoius station is heard all days here in Reinante, Lugo, North West
of Spain with weak to very weak signal. This weekend I will be in Friol
and there I will have better conditions to hear it. Best 73's
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, hcdx & wor Sept 17)

Re: New Colombian 4940 kHz.
Puerto Ayacucho is right on the border with Colombia, near the NE corner
of that country, and not too far from one of the TDOA results, Marahuaca
national park, Amazonas, Venezuela.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor Sept 17)

COLOMBIA?   4940 kHz, Sept 19 at 0245 UT, good via TWR Bonaire SDR,
anonymous missionary station with nice tropical music seemingly
secular enough, but merely some relief as long-winded Spanish gospel
huxter resumes at 0250 UT citing Ezekiel XL et al.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Sept 19)

4940 kHz, Sept 20 at 0343 UT check on Bonaire SDR, no signal from
anonymous missionary station; yet there is something JBA on the Warrenton
MO SDR I had just retuned from 1860 for WOR check.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Sept 20)

4940 kHz, Sept 21 at 0330 UT, via Brasil SDR, no signal tonight from
anonymous new missionary station, apparently still testing.

Manuel Mendez, Lugo, Spain, agrees: "New Colombian 4940 seems to be
out of air today   COLOMBIA?, 4940 kHz, new religious station, checked
at 0445-0506 UT, 21 Sept, no audio and no carrier detected"
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Sept 21)

4940 kHz, Sept 22 at 2300 UT, no signal from anonymous missionary station
into TWR Bonaire SDR. Early on, someone caught them signing on at this
hour, with third verse of Colombian national anthem. Still nothing
Sept 23 at 0045 UT at SDRs in Colombia, DR.

So missing for third night in a row; test phase over, and now what? Have
the SoAmerican DX groups come up with anything definite about true
transmitter location and even a name for it if never uttered?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Sept 22)

4940 kHz, Sept 24 at 0138 UT, again no signal from anonymous missionary
station, at Caribbean Netherlands SDR. But there is a JBA signal showing
on the AMSynch as carrier varying around -29 Hz, just right for
R. San Antonio, Peru as previously measured on 4939.971 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Sept 24)

COLOMBIA   600 kHz MW Sept 23 from 2350 UT, dominant signal at TWR Bonaire
SDR is Radio Libertad, HJHJ, Barranquilla, with usual preacher? or
advisor? soon giving phone number several times, 304-531-6140, copied
for sure. Googling that goes nowhere except maybe West Virginia, for
which 304 is the area code: I think not.

No known international country code 304. Also mentions Maranoa, but
searching on that leads only to a region in SE Queensland, Australia:
I think not.

Rebelde Cuba maybe the understation. Before hourtop 2359 UT full ID for
Radio Libertad, HJHJ and *disclaimer* that following program does not
reflect editorial opinions of that station. Into VOA relay, but starting
with announcement about it being on HJHJ. Not hearing any jammer from
Venezuela yet, as had been reported. 0030 UT on Sept 24, break for HJHJ
ID, "enlace con la Voz de America" - this is so smooth Isuspect it not be
a live feed, but produced in HJHJ studio from previously accessed
podcasts. Rebelde in background // 710 kHz via Key West SDR.
Recheck 0125 UT about the same.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Sept 23-24)

CUBA   Glenn, no reception when checked in past 1-2 weeks,
of Bauta site 7380 kHz in 2200-2400 UT slot towards South Africa,
A-3 antenna HRS4/4/0.8 RJ 130degr -30degr slewed 100 degrees SoAF azimuth.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 15)

CUBA   6145 kHz even.  RHC English via Bauta bcast center site, excellent
audio on this channel, - as always now -, S=8-9 in Switzerland at 04.53 UT
report of "highest number of Corona infected persons on the island ...
infected people ...."  but much stronger on //

6000even(!) fq this morning, so maybe RHC technicians use a different tx
unit (five of QUI #1 to #5 available 250 kW beasts) at Quivican San Felipe
TITAN site, S=9+20dB signal in Switzerland at 04.56 UT on Sept 18.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

CZECH REPUBLIC    CRo  AM  Shutdown on Dec 31, 2021.

Der tschechische Rundfunk plant die Abschaltung der Lang- und
Mittelwellensender am 31. Dezember 2021.

source:

<https://digital.rozhlas.cz/cesky-rozhlas-rozsiril-pokryti-dab-na-95-
procent-populace-a-oznamil-vypnuti-8296374>

(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX newsgroup Sept 17)

CZECH REPUBLIC   639 kHz  {750 kW half power now}
MW  Radio Prague. A new QSL card has been received from the Russian
edition of Radio Prague for the report dated July 17, 2020. Theme card -
335 meters tall transmitter mast Liblice is the tallest structure in the
Czech Republic.

The date of sending the envelope from Prague is August 6, 2020.

<http://freerutube.info/2020/09/09/qsl-radio-prague-chehiya-iyul-2020-
goda/>

(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS "rusdxplus"
RUSdx #1098 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13)

from archive of 2012 year:
CZE  639 Liblice-old-1, 150 kW, til 1975
50 04 19.18 N  14 52 50.67 E
behind the houses on the right side, were Liblice-1 location,

Liblice-1 northerly, red icon
<https://goo.gl/maps/mznxHenMgo6PxHvu5>
new 2-mast Liblice-new location southerly blue icons.
Vysily Liblice-B TX house new of 1975 erection.

on the left new 2-mast Liblice-new-2 location.
<http://goo.gl/maps/LqbI>
<http://goo.gl/maps/S8nZ>

old MW mast area til 1975 year:
<http://goo.gl/maps/u1Xj>

CZE  639  Liblice-2, 1500 / 750 kW, new from 1975 year
50 03 52.05 N  14 53 11.62 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/nG28>
<http://goo.gl/maps/HnV2>

CZECH REPUBLIC    270 kHz  LW  -  Received a QSL card from the Russian
edition of Radio Prague International.
Subject: Longwave transmitter Topolna, photo: Andrea Filichkova

<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/radioprague-international.html>

(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1099 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

DENMARK   Low powered station from Denmark now available on
HFCC.org  Database

<http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A20&fmor=DNK>

World Music Radio via Bramming & Randers

0000-2400  5840 BRG 0.1 kW non-dir to WeEUR   Music/Vary lang Daily &

0700-2000 15805 RND 0.2 kW 180 deg to SoEaEUR Music/Vary lang Sat/Sun

Radio OZ-Viola via Hilleroed was 5825 kHz,
but now is registered 5980 kHz.

2000-2300  5980 HIL 0.1 kW non-dir to WeEUR   Danish/English Wed and
1100-1400  5980 HIL 0.1 kW non-dir to WeEUR   Danish/English Sat/Sun

Radio 208 via Hvidovre:
0000-2400  5805 HVI 0.2 kW non-dir to WeEUR   Danish/English Daily
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Sept 17)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   1440 kHz Radio Impactante - noted in English on
Dominican Republic SDR at 2310 UT. (Regards Tony Magon - Sydney)

Re: 1440 kHz Radio Impactante.
WRTH shows 5 kW in Sto Domingo, with this link:
<https://www.facebook.com/Radio-Impactante-1440-AM-339671216065657>

Certainly religious, but nothing seen there, not in Spanish.
Was the English programming religious?
That also linx to:
<https://radioimpacto.org/>
which is under construxion with a dead play link to a DR FM station of
same name and on same page to a Radio Impacto en California.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor Sept 17)

ETHIOPIA   7140.020 kHz Voice of Broad Masses, Gedja ETH, S=5 poor
fade-out, gray line nearby on the path at 04.25 UT on Sept 18.
Tigre language scheduled.

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

FRANCE/MADAGASCAR/VATICAN STATE
New updated schedule of MGB Eye Radio from Sept 21.

0359-0457  7340 SMG 250 kW 151 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri
0459-0557 11650 MDC 250 kW 335 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri#
1559-1657 15410 ISS 250 kW 138 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri
1659-1757 15410 ISS 250 kW 138 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri#

* including other langs English/Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho
# instead previous registered Daily till 0545 & 1745 UT respectively.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Sept 19)

FRANCE {ISS} MGB Madagascar FMO brokered. Also Sudanese Arabic 'Eye Radio'
requested for coming B-20 winter season.
 7340 0400 0500 47SE,48SW,52NE SMG 250 150   0 216 23456   Apd CVA Eye Rad
 7340 0500 0600 47SE,48SW,52NE SMG 250 150   0 216 1234567 Apd CVA Eye Rad
15410 1500 1600 47SE,48SW,52NE MDC 250 340 -10 157 1234567 Apd MDG Eye Rad
15410 1600 1700 47SE,48SW,52NE ISS 250 138   0 216 23456   Apd F   Eye Rad

GERMANY   QSL  Confirmation received from RADIO SE-TA 2, Hartenstein
(Saxony), Germany.

You can see it here:

<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/radio-se-ta-2.html>

SE-TA 2 (D) - e-QSL (6155 kHz, 18.30 UT, 01-09-2020).
<http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2019/12/se-ta-2.html>

(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersborg-RUS, "rusdxplus"/"deneb-radio-dx"
RUSdx #1098 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13)

RADIO SE-TA 2. Received my first e-QSL from RADIO SE-TA 2 station for the
report dated September 1, 2020. This was a test broadcast via its own
transmitter in Hartenstein (Saxony), Germany. e-QSL is not personalized.
SINPO data and reception time are not taken from my report.

<http://freerutube.info/2020/09/11/e-qsl-radio-se-ta-2-germaniya-sentyabr-
2020-goda/>

RADIO SE-TA 2 - GOES ON THE AIR!

RADIO SE-TA 2 will start broadcasting on September 1st, 2020 via our own
transmitter in Hartenstein (Saxony), Germany.

There will be a one-hour opening broadcast on the frequency of 6115 kHz
from 10:00 UTC (12.00 CEST). In the evening, this one will be repeated
again from 18.00 UTC (20.00 CEST).

With these transmissions reception conditions will be tested. But it will
also be about program content topics at RADIO SE-TA 2, some of which have
already been scheduled and others that are still being planned.

In the future, regular broadcasts are planned via our one transmitter
according to a broadcast scheme, which we will inform you about in due
course.

Our quarterly broadcasts continue to be aired on the 1st Saturday in the
new quarter via the facilities of MEDIA BROADCAST in Nauen on 6095 kHz
with a radiation power of 125 kW.

Transmissions are already booked as follows:
03.10.2020 - 10.00-12.00 UTC (= 12.00-14.00 CEST) - special length!
02.01.2021 - 11.00-12.00 UTC (= 12.00-13.00 CET)
03.04.2021 - 10.00-11.00 UTC (= 12.00-13.00 CEST)

Your letters with comments, criticisms, music requests and reception
reports are welcome to:

<SE-TA -at- web.de>  via bdxc-news mail group.

(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS "rusdxplus",
via RUSdx #1098 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13)

GERMANY   Received a QSL-card "Voice of the Andes" - radio studio
"Otkrovenie", via MBR Nauen.
05. Sept 2020, 15.29 UT. 16.00 UTC, Russian, 13800 kHz, Nauen, Germany
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_85.html>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1099 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

GERMANY  6165 even  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo program in Russian via MBR Nauen
Germany site, Sept 18 at 04.51 UT language lesson JAP / RUS held.
Same UTE QRM as reported on 7375 kHz above, at 6164even kHz huge UTE
signal QRM, 2 x 100 Hertz apart distance two tone highspeed signals.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

GERMANY/USA   Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril - Weekly Bulletin

A new time and frequency of broadcast by
WRMI 0300-0400 UT Thursday 5800 kHz (Az. 160 degrees from Florida state).

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are

1000-1100 UT Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe-Simulcast on 9670 kHz

Repeated
2100-2200 UT Saturday  7780 kHz WRMI to US and Europe.
0100-0200 UT Sunday    5850 kHz,
             Simulcast 5010 kHz WRMI to the US, Canada and Central America
1600-1700 UT Sunday    9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
2100-2200 UT Sunday    3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
0200-0300 UT Monday    9455 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
1300-1400 UT Tuesday  15770 kHz WRMI Europe, east coast of US and Iceland
0300-0400 UT Thursday  5800 kHz WRMI South America and Caribbean.
1300-1400 UT Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI Europe, east coast of US and Iceland
2000-2100 UT Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI Europe, east coast of US and Iceland
1900-2000 UT Friday    6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe.

Our email is
<encoretumbril -at- gmail.com>
Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.

The website is  <http://www.tumbril.co.uk/>
where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the
most recent programme, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the
email link.

'This week's programme' starts with a horn concerto by Telemann. Next some
of Mozart's piano concerto No. 17 followed by a few Schubert songs. The
programme finishes with a ballade from Chopin and part of Beethoven's 3rd
symphony.

Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor
in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search.

A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is:
<http://kiwisdr.com/public/>
Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.

Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on
Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.

(Brice Avery-UK, Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland,
<http://www.tumbril.co.uk/>  via wor Sept 18)

GUAM   Listened to the Voice of Hope {AWR} station on the air - Sept 7,
11.00-11.29 UTC. Broadcast language: Russian on 12090 kHz.

12090 kHz KSDA-Adventist World R Agat Guam 1100-1130 dialy 100 kW 345degr

I received an answer to the admission report -
"Good day. We stop sending QSL cards. We, not being a broadcaster, have no
right to do this. We only produce programs that are then broadcast by
different radio stations. Our radio "Voice of Hope" broadcasts only on the
Internet. So now send your inquiries directly to the radio station. "
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1098 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13)

INDIA/OMAN/U.K.   Re: 9620 kHz WBCQ > WLC Radio.
Latest HFCC info covering this time span shows a new one as of Sept 15 -
ENC  Woofferton U.K. which has already carried some WLC, but hardly in
Tigre language, whatever that be. Glenn

9620 1400 2000 28,39N       THU 100 315 0 218 Arb OMA RSO RSO
9620 1600 2045 38E,39,40W   ALG 250 282 0 216 Mul IND AIR AIR
9620 1700 1900 48,52NE,53NW WOF 300 140 0 618 Tue-Fri only Tigre  G   ENC
(hfcc.org Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Sept 16)

From 1835 to 1900 UT I just heard an English transmission of World Last
Chance Radio via WBQC in 9620 kHz from +Monticello, USA?, with a very good
signal here in Madrid, Spain. This transmission in // with 9330 kHz
and from USA or from Europe ?
(Pedro Sedano-ESP, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Sept 16)

INDONESIA    RRI / Voice of Indonesia Jakartea Cimanggis bcast center site
see printed magazine 'Kurier' September 2020, report on page #6.

Ron, we had a column in our printed SWL magazine in German language,
about closure of RRI VoINS Cimanggis site, except the 60 mb antenna on the
western site, which was visible still on G.E. and G.M. in May and
June 2019. Screenshot of G.E. of 31 May 2019 and 04 June 2019 show
still 90 / 60 mb antenna masts and the feederline towards TX House.

But now in latest G.E. image of July 2020 this western area 2 masts of an
60 meterband SW dipole are scrapped also now,
only separate 2 x MW masts are still visible now, on that location..
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

KOREA  D.P.R.   Voice of Korea on 15245.0 and 15245.2 kHz, Sept 23
0700-0857 15245.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR dead air + test tone
0700-0857 15245.2 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian, good signal
0700-0857 13760.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian - not on air
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Sept 23)

Re: Voice of Korea on 15245.0 and 15245.2 kHz, Sept 23

Remotedly checked on Sept 25 at 1100-1215 UT slot, in Hiroshima and Tokyo
Perseus units.

15180.224  VoKorea French  at 11.05 UT
13649.962  VoKorea French  at 11.07 UT
11734.998  VoKorea French  at 11.08 UT
11710even  VoKorea French  at 11.09 UT
 9650.014  ? UNID tentat KRE, only tiny weak, like exciter on air ?
           11.11 UT
           VoKorea Japanese scheduled, today OFF AIR ?
 9444.991  VoKorea Chinese  at 11.12 UT
 7220even  VoKorea Chinese  at 11.14 UT
 6070even  VoKorea Japanese at 11.12 UT

 6400.008  PBS Pyongyang Korean 11.16 UT
 4556.991  PBS Pyongyang Korean 11.17 UT
 3320.004  PBS Pyongyang Korean 11.19 UT
  620.979  VoKorea Chongjin Japanese at 11.29 UT
 1053.002  PBS Pyongyang Korean 11.29 UT, 0800-1400 UT.

11865.002 kHz V.Korea 1200-1250 Japanese, Kujang Korea, DPR at 12.10 UT
on Sept 25, and also tiny VoKorea Japanese on
9650.015 kHz at 12.12 UT Sept 25, poor skip signal over across Japan
into Pacific ? or service of an alternative reserve unit transmitted ?

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

KUWAIT   5959.887 kHz  Radio Kuwait Kabd in Arabic, usual odd fq, played
western like fast Caribbean / Cuban music type, S=9+20dB at 04.41 UT.

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

MADAGASCAR   6135 kHz, Radio Madagasikara, 1352 UT on Sun Sept 13.
Radio Madagasikara with Sunday church service. Religious songs; sounded
like a live church service.

For over a month, the strong North D.P.R. Korea white noise super jamming
had been silent on 6135 kHz. Which afforded me the wonderful opportunity
to enjoy very decent Radio Madagasikara reception. BUT on Sept 15 & 16
heard strong jamming again on 6135 kHz, blocking any hope I had of RM
reception. There is no known station on this frequency to be jammed, so it
continues to be a mystery to me as to why N. Korea likes this frequency so
much, even without any apparent target to jam.

Voice of Freedom, which might have been a target for 6135 kHz jamming,
is down on 5920 kHz, currently free of any jamming and the former VOF
frequency of 6045 kHz is still being strongly jammed, even without VOF
being there. So it's difficult for me to figure out what their rationale
is for the 6135  kHz jamming?

So my Sept 13 reception of RM might be my last one for a while!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13)

MALAYSIA   Malaysia Day - September 16.

Tomorrow (Sept 16), is celebrated as "Malaysia Day" (commemorating the
establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963). So in
anticipation of that, I was checking today (Sept 15) to hear how reception
was from Sarawak FM (9835 kHz). Broadcasting not from Sarawak, but via
Kajang, on the west coast of the Malaysia peninsular, about 12 miles
southeast of downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Pleased to find fairly good reception. My local sunrise was at 1350 UT.

1300-1400 UT, in vernacular; 1300-1312 UT, RTM news; DJ playing pop songs;
several times heard their station slogan in English - "This station is
now the ultimate power in the universe"; went off the air at the end of
a song with no announcements.

Any chance that 5965 kHz (Radio Klasik, formerly Klasik Nasional),
6050 kHz (Asyik FM) or 7295 kHz (Traxx FM) will return to the air for a
special broadcast on Malaysia Day tomorrow?
I rather doubt it!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 15)

NETHERLANDS  Aktuelle Uebersicht aller legaler niederlaendischer MW-Sender

<https://radio-tv-nederland.nl/am/am.html>

73 Tom PA/DF5JL

Liebe Funkfreunde,
hier eine Uebersicht aller niederlaendischen KW-Sender gemaess
radio-tv-nederland.nl:

Frequenz | kW (ERP) | Programm | Provinz | Standort | Sendeschema
3920  1  Radio Piepzender Overijssel Zwolle,          mostly weekends
3940  1  Mike Radio Gelderland Heerde,                17-23 Uhr
5940  1  Onda Radio Gelderland Borculo,               irregular
6005  1  Radio Delta Int. Gelderland Elburg,          Fri and Sat night
6020  1  Radio Delta Int. Gelderland Elburg,          Thur-Sat
6195  1  Mike Radio Gelderland Heere,                 0700-1100 UTC
6200  1  Onda Radio Gelderland Borculo,               irregular
Goed ontvangst, 73 Tom PA/DF5JL
(Thomas Kamp-D  DF5JL, A-DX newsgroup Sept 16)

NORWAY  re Arctic Radio Club 60th anniversary special via R Northern Star

Maybe seems SW according that request entry
5895 kHz 0000-2400 UTC to zone 18  SVE  1kW   0   0  950ITU antenna
1234567  251020-280321  Norwegian    NOR NEW NPT

SVE Sveio is a deception, the old ITU Call is only used here,
- still in use.  73 wolfie  df5sx  (to BrDXC-UK Sept 17)

Arctic Radio Club 60th anniversary special via R Northern Star.

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Arctic Radio Club. To
celebrate this we are broadcasting a special programme over Radio
Northern Star/Bergen Kringkaster in Norway as follows:

Saturday  Sept. 19  1800-2000 UTC
Sunday    Sept. 20  2000-2200 UTC
Tuesday   Sept. 22  1800-2000 UTC

Frequencies: MW 1314 kHz (700 watts) and SW 5895 kHz (50 watts).
The programme is in Swedish but with IDs in English. Many of the ARC
oldtimers are participating in the programme. We also present a wide
selection of music.

Reception reports are welcome to:
Arctic Radio Club Anniversary Broadcast
c/o Music & Media Production
Box 114
SE-82423 Hudiksvall
Sweden  Europe

If you want a QSL-card please enclose return postage in form of 2 IRCs
or $3. As a DX club we are interested in seeing how far the radio waves
will go, so we are not interested in reports taken over SDR receivers
close to the transmitter site.*

For further information about Radio Northern Star and Bergen Kringkaster
check out:

<http://www.northernstar.cc/>

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Welcome to listen in and GOOD DX!
(Ronny B Goode via WRTH - World Radio Tv Handbook F_B Group,
via Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup 17 Sept)

OMAN   Frequency changes of BBC World Sce via ENC-DMS A'Seela, Oman

0000-0100 NF 6155 SLA 250 kW 63 deg to SoAS English, ex 5970
0100-0200 NF 5945 SLA 250 kW 63 deg to SoAS English, ex 5970
1200-1300 NF11995 SLA 250 kW 63 deg to SoAS English, ex12065
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Sept 24)

PHILIPPINES   Very odd frequencies of FEBC Radio, instead of xx.0**
0900-0930 15580.5 BOC 100 kW 185 deg to SoEaAS Makassarese
0930-1000 15580.5 BOC 100 kW 185 deg to SoEaAS Buginese
1000-1030 15580.5 BOC 100 kW 215 deg to SoEaAS Sunda
1030-1100 15580.5 BOC 100 kW 215 deg to SoEaAS Sasak
1100-1130 12095.5 BOC 100 kW 305 deg to SoEaAS Hmong
1130-1200 12095.5 BOC 100 kW 305 deg to SoEaAS Lao
1200-1230 12095.5 BOC 100 kW 305 deg to SoEaAS Iu Mien
1230-1245 12095.5 BOC 100 kW 305 deg to SoEaAS Achang
1245-1300 12095.5 BOC 100 kW 305 deg to SoEaAS Tai Dam
1300-1330 11600.5 BOC 100 kW 305 deg to CeAS   Hui zu R.Liangyou
1330-1400 11600.5 BOC 100 kW 305 deg to CeAS   Yunnan R.Liangyou
1400-1430 11750.5 BOC 100 kW 305 deg to SoEaAS Lahu
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Sept 16)

ROMANIA    TopNews BCDX #1439 of Sept 15,
correction of Bucuresti Herastrau and Brasov Bod entries.

{ sic, wrong item: ID # 1000120 Bucarest Herastrau, 2 masts and a simple
T-antenna design in between seen on Google 'Streetview' image of
MW 603 kHz (30 kW in WRTH 2020 list page #332) RadioComunicatii list show
50 kW, 200 kW, 50 kW units instead, probably as reserve units for special
transmissions ? wb.}

ID # 1000120 Brasov Bod, {Deutsch Brenndorf}  MW and LW site, 3 masts,
that would be accordingly MW 567, LW 153, and MW 1179 kHz.

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=1937c23f-27b5-4f45-aefc-
bb304bc65ae2&cp=45.75665~25.607045&lvl=16&style=h&imgid=11556c71-3293-
450f-8762-14cb33bc07e4&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

<https://goo.gl/maps/DiTtuZ97bK9oqtV16>

<https://goo.gl/maps/7o6sTcmyT8BTb8xx7>

<https://goo.gl/maps/N59proSmRBSh62bQ9>

RadioComunicatii list show 50 kW, 200 kW, 50 kW units
RR RR AS     RR RA         RR SL
50.00 kW     200.00 kW     15.00 kW
567 kHz      153 kHz       1179 kHz

ID # 1000260 Bucuresti Herastrau, 2 masts and a simple T-antenna design in
between seen on Google 'Streetview' image
of MW 603 kHz (30 kW in WRTH 2020 list page #332)
RadioComunicatii list show
RR 10.00 kW  UHF 10.00 kW  UHF 1.30 kW 1.30 kW

RR UHF     RR RA       RR RC      RR RM      RR RB     RR AS + M
10.00 kW   10.00 kW    1.30 kW    10.00 kW   0.25 kW   30.00 kW MW

ROU  Herastrau Bucuresti MW 603 kHz, this site
44 28 37.38 N  26 03 09.49 E

another more TV/FM/communications mast on the left side visible too:
44 28 37.23 N  26 03 05.75 E

<https://goo.gl/maps/xRDMYEc3yraZV64e6>  Streetview horizontal T-Antenna

(Erich Bergmann-D  faithfull research, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7 / 15)

ROMANIA   RRI Bucharest schedule requests in B-20 season of 25-Oct-2020
 6040 0000 0100 12NE     GAL 300 280 286 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
 7325 0000 0100 12NE     GAL 300 280 286 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
 9600 0000 0100 14       TIG 300 247 288 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
11800 0000 0100 14       TIG 300 247 288 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
 6130 0100 0200 8        GAL 300 310 286 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 7325 0100 0200 8        GAL 300 310 286 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 5910 0100 0300 8        TIG 300 307 288 1234567 Ron ROU RRO
 7420 0100 0300 8        TIG 300 307 288 1234567 Ron ROU RRO ex 7340 fq
 6130 0200 0300 4,8      GAL 300 310 286 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
 7410 0200 0300 4,8      GAL 300 310 286 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
 6150 0300 0400 10       GAL 300 310 286 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
 7410 0300 0400 10       GAL 300 310 286 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
 9740 0300 0400 14       TIG 300 247 288 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
11800 0300 0400 14       TIG 300 247 288 1234567 Spa ROU RRO

 6020 0400 0500 6        GAL 300 320 286 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 7410 0400 0500 6        TIG 300 337 288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 9820 0400 0500 41       GAL  90 100 288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO DRM mode GAL
11790 0400 0500 41       TIG 300 97  286 1234567 Eng ROU RRO now TIG
11820 0500 0530 43,44    TIG 300 67  288 1234567 Chi ROU RRO
13730 0500 0530 43,44    TIG  90 67  288 1234567 Chi ROU RRO DRM mode
 6145 0500 0600 27SE     GAL 300 285 206 1234567 Ron ROU RRO
 7220 0500 0600 27SE     GAL  90 285 206 1234567 Ron ROU RRO DRM mode exAM
 5940 0530 0600 29       TIG  90 37  205 1234567 Rus ROU RRO DRM mode
 7330 0530 0600 29       TIG 300 37  205 1234567 Rus ROU RRO
 6040 0600 0630 27SE     GAL  90 285 206 1234567 Fra ROU RRO DRM mode
 7360 0600 0630 27SE     GAL 300 285 206 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
11790 0600 0630 46       TIG 300 217 288 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
13730 0600 0630 46       TIG 300 217 288 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
 6040 0630 0700 27N      GAL  90 300 206 1234567 Eng ROU RRO DRM mode
 7345 0630 0700 27N      TIG 300 307 288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
15450 0630 0700 55,58,59 TIG 300 97  288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO now AM mode
17780 0630 0700 55,58,59 GAL 300 100 286 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 6175 0700 0730 28NW     TIG  90 307 205 1234567 Deu ROU RRO DRM mode
 7345 0700 0730 28NW     TIG 300 307 205 1234567 Deu ROU RRO
 9610 0730 0800 37       GAL 300 245 286 1234567 Ara ROU RRO
11660 0730 0800 37       GAL 300 247 286 1234567 Ara ROU RRO
11960 0730 0800 39NW     TIG 300 142 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO
13630 0730 0800 39NW     TIG 300 142 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO

Sun only in Romanian:
11960 0800 0900 39NW     TIG 300 142 288 1       Ron ROU RRO
13630 0800 0900 39NW     TIG 300 142 288 1       Ron ROU RRO
15430 0800 0900 40W      GAL 300 110 286 1       Ron ROU RRO
17640 0800 0900 40W      GAL 300 110 286 1       Ron ROU RRO ex 17850 fq
11960 0900 1000 39S      TIG 300 142 288 1       Ron ROU RRO
15430 0900 1000 38E      GAL 300 175 286 1       Ron ROU RRO ex 11780 fq
17640 0900 1000 38E      GAL 300 175 286 1       Ron ROU RRO ex 15380 fq
17640 0900 1000 39S      TIG 300 142 288 1       Ron ROU RRO ex 13630 fq
11780 1000 1100 27SE     GAL 300 285 286 1       Ron ROU RRO
15260 1000 1100 27SE     GAL 300 285 286 1       Ron ROU RRO
15430 1000 1100 37       TIG 300 247 288 1       Ron ROU RRO
17640 1000 1100 37       TIG 300 247 288 1       Ron ROU RRO

11780 1100 1200 27SE     GAL 300 285 286 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
15255 1100 1200 27SE     GAL 300 285 286 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
15430 1100 1200 27SE     TIG 300 292 288 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
17640 1100 1200 37       TIG 300 247 288 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
13750 1200 1300 27N      TIG 300 307 205 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
15460 1200 1300 27N      GAL 300 290 288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO GAL, now AM
17800 1200 1300 48       GAL 300 165 286 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
21470!1200 1300 48       TIG 300 172 288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO ex 15600 fq

11945 1300 1330 39NW     GAL 300 140 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO
13630 1300 1330 39NW     TIG 300 142 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO
15460 1300 1330 37       GAL 300 245 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO
17810 1300 1330 37       TIG 300 247 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO ex 15400 fq
 7320 1300 1400 28N      SAF 100 300 812 1234567 Ron ROU RRO
 9610 1330 1400 43,44    TIG 300 67  288 1234567 Chi ROU RRO
11825 1330 1400 43,44    TIG 300 67  288 1234567 Chi ROU RRO
 5945 1400 1500 31S      TIG 300 52  288 1234567 Rus ROU RRO
 7210 1400 1500 31S      TIG 300 52  288 1234567 Rus ROU RRO ex 7445 fq
 9810 1400 1600 27SE     GAL 300 285 206 1234567 Ron ROU RRO
11975 1400 1600 27SE     GAL 300 290 206 1234567 Ron ROU RRO
 5955 1500 1530 28SW     SAF 100 270 812 1234567 Ita ROU RRO
 6040 1500 1600 28NW     TIG 300 307 205 1234567 Deu ROU RRO
 7330 1500 1600 28NW     TIG 300 307 205 1234567 Deu ROU RRO
 5955 1530 1600 28SE     SAF 100 210 812 1234567 Rup ROU RRO

 5955 1600 1630 29SW     SAF 100 30  812 1234567 Ukr ROU RRO
 6030 1600 1630 29       TIG  90 37  205 1234567 Rus ROU RRO DRM mode
 7290 1600 1630 29       TIG 300 37  205 1234567 Rus ROU RRO
 5925 1630 1700 39NW     TIG 300 142 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO ex 6100 fq
 5955 1630 1700 28SW     SAF 100 270 812 1234567 Srp ROU RRO
 7290 1630 1700 39NW     TIG 300 142 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO
 9610 1630 1700 37       GAL 300 245 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO
11975 1630 1700 37       GAL 300 245 288 1234567 Ara ROU RRO
 5955 1700 1730 28SW     SAF 100 270 812 1234567 Ita ROU RRO
 6025 1700 1800 27SE     TIG  90 292 205 1234567 Fra ROU RRO DRM mode
 7325 1700 1800 27SE     TIG 300 292 205 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
 7370 1700 1800 39NW     GAL 300 140 286 1234567 Ron ROU RRO
 9810 1700 1800 39NW     GAL 300 140 206 1234567 Ron ROU RRO
 5955 1730 1800 28SE     SAF 100 210 812 1234567 Rup ROU RRO
 5955 1800 1830 29SW     TIG 100 30  812 1234567 Ukr ROU RRO
 6030 1800 1900 27N      TIG 300 307 288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO ex 5935 fq
 7350 1800 1900 27N      TIG  90 307 205 1234567 Eng ROU RRO DRM mode
 5990 1800 2100 27SE     GAL 300 285 206 1234567 Ron ROU RRO
 7375 1800 2100 27SE     GAL 300 285 206 1234567 Ron ROU RRO
 5955 1830 1900 28SW     TIG 100 270 812 1234567 Srp ROU RRO
 5955 1900 1930 28SW     TIG  40 270 812 1234567 Ita ROU RRO DRM mode
 6180 1900 2000 28NW     TIG 300 307 205 1234567 Deu ROU RRO now AM  mode
 7235 1900 2000 28NW     TIG  90 307 205 1234567 Deu ROU RRO now DRM mode
 5955 1930 2000 28SE     SAF 100 210 812 1234567 Rup ROU RRO

 5920 2000 2100 37NW     TIG 300 277 288 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
 5930 2000 2030 29SW     SAF 100 30  812 1234567 Ukr ROU RRO
 7235 2000 2100 27S      TIG 300 277 288 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
 5930 2030 2100 28SW     SAF 100 270 812 1234567 Srp ROU RRO
 6030 2100 2130 27SE     GAL  90 285 206 1234567 Fra ROU RRO DRM mode
 7375 2100 2130 27SE     GAL 300 285 206 1234567 Fra ROU RRO
 6030 2130 2200 27N      GAL  90 300 206 1234567 Eng ROU RRO DRM mode
 6170 2130 2200 8        TIG 300 307 288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 7310 2130 2200 8        TIG 300 307 288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 7375 2130 2200 27N      GAL 300 290 286 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 9490 2200 2300 14       TIG  90 247 288 1234567 Spa ROU RRO DRM mode
11800 2200 2300 14       TIG 300 247 288 1234567 Spa ROU RRO
 6040 2300 2400 27N      GAL  90 300 206 1234567 Eng ROU RRO DRM mode
 6090 2300 2400 45       TIG 300 52  288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 7220 2300 2400 27N      GAL 300 300 206 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
 7325 2300 2400 45       TIG 300 52  288 1234567 Eng ROU RRO
Rup = Macedo Romanian language
(RadioCom RRI Romania request data in B-20 season schedule, Sept 17)

ROMANIA   Received 8 QSL cards of RRI Bucuresti Russian sce for the period
January - August 2020.

Card for April with a stamp about the first week after switching to summer
timetable.

Quote from the letter: "Thank you for the reports sent about the reception
of the Russian Interradio Service Romania and for your attention to our
programs! We are sending you QSL cards for receiving the radio station, as
well as a small gift as a token of gratitude that you stayed with us
throughout this difficult period and continued to send us acceptance
reports, despite the identification in sending us verification cards ... "

January  -  <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post.html>
February -  <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_10.html>
March    -  <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_51.html>
April    -  <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_39.html>
May      -  <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_61.html>
June     -  <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_80.html>
July     -  <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_7.html>
August   -  <https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2020/09/blog-post_98.html>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1098 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13)

ROMANIA   Received eight QSLs (January to August 2020) from RRI Ukrainian
service Interradio Romania. We also sent a CD with Romanian music.
(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx"
RUSdx #1099 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

Radio Romania International. The Russian service of Inter Radio Romania
sent an envelope with cards for reports from January to August 2020.

June - August
<http://freerutube.info/2020/09/19/qsl-radio-romania-international-
rumyniya-iyun-avgust-2020-goda/>

April - May
<http://freerutube.info/2020/09/19/qsl-radio-romania-international-
rumyniya-aprel-maj-2020-goda/>

January - March
<http://freerutube.info/2020/09/19/qsl-radio-romania-international-
rumyniya-yanvar-mart-2020-goda/>

(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS "rusdxplus"
RUSdx #1099 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

ROMANIA   11650 kHz, Sept 21 at 2125 UT, travelog in Spanish with slight
accent, I guess Romanian, since amid an RRI transmission via Tsiganeshti,
and mentions Brasov; only S2-S3.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Sept 21)

RUSSIA   Perm collector Alexander Medvedev has collected about 100 retro
receivers.

All of its exhibits are from the times of the USSR. These are radios,
radio receivers, radio and radio tape recorders. They were made in
different parts of the Soviet Union - in Belarus, the Baltics, Ukraine,
Crimea, as well as in Leningrad, Moscow, Chelyabinsk and Perm. "I have
always liked radios, besides, I am a music lover, I love listening to
music.

Retro receivers are very stylish, beautiful and interesting things. It is
now fashionable to decorate the interior with them, "says Alexander.
The oldest exhibit in his collection is a 1951 Moskvich radio. The most
unusual Soviet apparatus is "Romance 105". It is a true music center with
radio, turntable, reel to reel tape recorder and speakers. There are also
Perm devices, some of which are already a collector's item.

Alexander buys retro receivers at Avito, at thrift stores, at a flea
market and from friends. Half of the receivers in the collection are in
working order, but require restoration and repair. The devices are in
good external and working condition, with which practically nothing needs
to be done, about ten percent. The collector restores the appearance and
mechanics himself. If he encounters difficulties in electronics, he gives
it to repairmen.

The collector listens to radio on Soviet receivers every day. "Some radios
have good sound quality. There is even such a term: warm tube sound.
I have several devices on which you can listen to all radio stations in
Perm. And late in the evening on short and medium waves you can listen to
foreign radio stations, which is also interesting, "says the collector.
Alexander keeps all the retro receivers in the apartment, but in the
future he is thinking of arranging a special space for them.
Tatiana Semileyskaya,  <chitaitext.ru>

<http://onair.ru/main/enews/view_msg/NMID 78305/>

(via RUSdx #1098 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC   Radio Slovakia International. A new QSL card has been
received from the Russian edition of the International Radio Slovakia for
the report dated August 5, 2020. Card with a theme - Doll collection.

The date of sending the envelope from Bratislava is August 24, 2020.

<http://freerutube.info/2020/09/15/qsl-radio-slovakia-international-
slovakiya-avgust-2020-goda/>

(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS "rusdxplus"
RUSdx #1098 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13)

SWITZERLAND    UKW-Ausstieg bis 2023.

Die schweizerische Bevoelkerung empfaengt Radioprogramme zu 71 Prozent
digital, und nur noch 13 Prozent nutzen ausschliesslich das analoge UKW.
Gestuetzt auf diese Entwicklung hat die Radiobranche am 27. August 2020
ihren Plan fuer den UKW-Ausstieg praesentiert, der in zwei Schritten
zwischen August 2022 (SRG) und Januar 2023 (Privatradios) erfolgen soll.

Aufgrund der positiven Signale aus dem Markt und der Entwicklung der
Nutzungszahlen will die Radiobranche die UKW-Abschaltung vorantreiben.
Dies teilte die Arbeitsgruppe Digitale Migration (AG DigiMig) anlaesslich
des SwissRadioDay vom 27. August 2020 mit. Die wenige Tage zuvor
unterzeichnete Branchenvereinbarung sieht vor, dass die SRG ihre
UKW-Sender im August 2022 ausser Betrieb nimmt, um den kommerziellen
Veranstaltern den Umstieg zu erleichtern. Im Januar 2023 sollen dann die
privaten Radiostationen ihre UKW-Sender vom Netz nehmen.

Der Verband Schweizer Privatradios (VSP), die Union Romande des Radios
Regionales (RRR) und die Union nicht-gewinnorientierter Lokalradios
(Unikom) werden nun bis Ende November 2020 die Zustimmung ihrer Mitglieder
einholen. Falls eine von der AG DigiMig definierte Mehrheit der
Radioveranstalter dem Vorschlag der Verbaende zustimmt, wird der UKW-
Abschaltplan fuer alle Veranstalter verbindlich. Die SRG hat dem Vorschlag
zur Abschaltung bereits zugestimmt.

Der schweizerische Bundesrat hat in den letzten Jahren die rechtlichen
Grundlagen fuer den Umstieg von der analogen UKW-Technologie zu DAB+
geschaffen. Ausserdem gewaehrt er den Radioveranstaltern waehrend der
Uebergangsphase bis zur UKW-Abschaltung eine substanzielle finanzielle
Unterstuetzung fuer die DAB+-Verbreitung. Innerhalb eines mehrjaehrigen
Zeitfensters hat es der Bundesrat der Radiobranche ueberlassen, den
Umstieg von UKW zu DAB+ selbstaendig zu organisieren.

Das BAKOM hat sich bereit erklaert, den von der Branche beschlossenen
Abschaltplan als verbindliche Verpflichtung entgegennehmen und die UKW-
Funkkonzessionen auf die vereinbarten Daten hin aufheben.

Seit Herbst 2015 ermittelt GfK Switzerland im Auftrag der AG DigiMig
halbjaehrlich den Stand der Radionutzung in der Schweiz:

Die elfte Erhebung vom Fruehling 2020 hat ergeben, dass die digitale
Radionutzung seit Herbst 2015 um 22 Prozentpunkte gestiegen ist. Radio-
hoererinnen und -hoerer empfangen somit taeglich 71 von 100 Radiominuten
auf digitalem Weg (DAB+: 39%, Internet und Kabel-TV: 32%). Gleichzeitig
ist die UKW-Nutzung um 22 Prozentpunkte auf 29 Prozent gesunken. Und nur
noch 13 Prozent der Schweizer Bevoelkerung haben im Juni 2020
ausschliesslich analoges UKW-Radio gehoert.

Nicht nur zuhause und bei der Arbeit ist DAB+ der beliebteste Empfangsweg
fuer Radioprogramme. Auch im Auto, der letzten UKW-Bastion, hat DAB+ an
Bedeutung gewonnen und UKW als wichtigsten Radio-Empfangsweg abgeloest.
Die Radionutzung ueber DAB+ und Internet-Radio machen im Auto zusammen
inzwischen 55 Prozent der Gesamtnutzung aus.

Im ersten Halbjahr 2020 waren die Verkaeufe gemaess GfK-Erhebungen mit
knapp 250.000 DAB+-Geraeten - wohl coronabedingt - zwar ruecklaeufig.
Insgesamt wurden seit 2000 jedoch 5,07 Millionen Radios verkauft. Fuer den
weiteren Verlauf wichtig ist die Tatsache, dass nun praktisch alle
Neuwagen standardmaessig mit einem DAB+-Geraet ausgeruestet sind.

<www.bakom.admin.ch>
(OE2IKN via Walter Perina-AUT, Sept 9)

TAIWAN   QSL  re RTI Taipei tests 31. Juli und 23. August, 2020.
Seit langer Zeit habe ich auch mal wieder zwei Karten bekommen.
Tief Orange gelbe Air Mail Briefe - ein richtiger Hingucker.

7 Tage von Taipei bis Stuttgart unterwegs, viele detaillierte Daten
ausgefuellt, Respekt der Redaktion und dem Sender fuer den Aufwand.

Farbige Fotokarten von Chiang Li-hua
mit 5 Personen der RTI Redaktion zu sehen,
links die Einheimische, rechts 4 Westler*innen,
(hoffentlich bin ich dem Zeitgeist korrekt geblieben).
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 16)

TAIWAN/CHINA {and non}  Don't be fooled by CNR1 jamming as Sound of Hope.

It can be very misleading to rely on some frequency-list references.
First of all, the way-out-of-band SOH transmitters are extremely low
power, maybe 100-watts. The ChiCom attempt to jam most of them with
high-power regular SWBC transmitters carrying CNR1 programming (rarely
Firedrake music). Thus if you hear Chinese on one of these frequencies,
your first assumption should be that it is CNR1 jamming, unless definitely
proven otherwise by specific ID, or *not* being in // to many other CNR1
frequencies, even legitimate ones which are not jamming.

Aoki/NDXC indicates the presence of jamming in some versions merely with
an *, easily ignored or overlooked. EiBi has separate entries for the
jammers; but not always are all included in either. Altho China
participates in HFCC, while preventing Taiwan and any clandestines from
doing so, China does not bother to register its jamming transmissions.

I know copying real IDs in Chinese is difficult for us, but Ron Howard
quotes SOH: "Xiwang zhi sheng guoji guangbo diantai" (Sound of Hope
international broadcast station) ID given twice
(once by OM and once by YL).

wb has done extensive surveys of these with remotes, finding that Sound of
Hope is usually slightly off-frequency while the jammers are not. CNR1
programming includes timesignal on the hour, while SOH does not. I often
monitor until many of these close at 1400* after TS. CNR1 jamming also
applies to high-power inband transmissions including RTI, VOA, RFA, and a
few SOH, some of those in turn relaying RFA, Voice of Tibet and other
broadcasts in Tibetan, and Uighur, and even English are also subject to
such jamming.

Every time some Westerner reports CNR1 jamming as if it were SOH,
the ChiCom must be very amused.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Sept 24)

TURKEY   9830 kHz, Wed Sept 16 at 2215 UT, VOT and NSS RTTY add up to
S=9+20dB, but already in music fill, no Letterbox; 2219 UT ID and more
music. Cannot notch out the RTTY CCI, but I can notch out the VOT
carrier itself. Something's always awry at Ankara, i.e. in frequency
management; and programming failures.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor Sept 16)

6040.056 kHz  Voice of Turkey Emirler, Turkish morning sce at 04.46 UT on
Sept 18, S=9+25dB signal.

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

UNIDENTIFIED transmission center. 6120 kHz mid noon in Europe on Sept 23.

Likely some AWR program 'Voice of the Promise' in Sudanese Arabic ?
Usually brokered often by MBR Cologne FMOrganization.  (wb)

Maybe Voice of the Promise, <http://al-waad.tv/>
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, Sept 23)

Hello,  It is 'Sout Alwa'ad Voice of the Promise'.
Carried by US AWR most of the time.
(73 Tarek Zeidan-EGY, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

An tip sent of UNID Arabic txion today Sept 23, contribute by Austrian
DXer Herbert Meixner, on 6120 kHz 49 mb, powerhouse S=9+40dB in central
Europe, received in northern central Austria near Czech border.
S-off at 10.59 UT on Sept 23.

Auf HFCC, Eibi und AOKI habe ich dazu keinen Eintrag gefunden.
Um 10.59 s/off, S=9+40dB powerhouse in central Europe.

Anything Arabic program station, the musicplay box points to AWR USA ?.

my spelling is rather wrong
<www.el.?shartira?.waa?.tv>

6120 kHz is used otherwise from ORS Moosbrunn Austria bcenter at
0330-0430 UTC in our morning. Maybe just an antenna test by ORS MOS
Austria, a directly adjacent satellite TV program is used ...

Do you have to watch whether it is in regular operation every day.

greetings wolfie df5sx, wwdxc, Sept 23.

U.K.   7375even  VoA Woofferton UK relay, English, hit heavily by nearby
UTE highspeed twin-CW tone operation on 7373even, 2 x 100 Hertz either
side apart strings visible. S=9+10dB  UTE signal at 04.32 UT Sept 18.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

U.K.   Base jumper rescued from Rampisham Dorset radio transmitter.

Looking online suggests that one tower is left after demolition for a
solar farm. I can not imagine that the transmitters were left. At worst
they probably had some scrap value and more likely had value as second
hand transmitters

See for example

<https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15481239.work-is-underway-to-demolish-
radio-towers-at-rampisham/>

Regards - Simon

Does that mean that the site can still be used as a SW transmission
facility in the future?

A cautionary tale...
A base jumper has been rescued after getting stuck on a radio transmitter

It happened at about 20:15 BST on Tuesday in Rampisham Down - a chalk
hill in the Dorset Downs known for its many BBC World Service transmitter
pylons.

Crews isolated the transmitters before a technical rescue team released
and lowered the person to safety, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service said.

The jumper was then taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
Base jumping is the recreational sport of jumping from fixed objects,
using a parachute to descend to the ground.

(where there are photos):
<https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-54085001>
(Andrew Tett-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup Sept 9)

Charlie Connelly, in his book, "Last Train to Hilversum", devotes chapter
27 to Rampisham (he grew up near there). He suggests two masts were left
when he wrote the book. Publication was 2019.

The book is a good read by the way for those who like radio history with a
personal twist.
(Simon Hicks-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup Sept 9)

Here's the chapter. It gives the story and an idea how Charlie writes.
Acknowledgements and details as in my last email.

The towers fall one by one and without ceremony. Men in luminous jackets
and hard hats high-step through the long grass with dew-darkened toecaps.
A drop to one knee, a spray of bright orange sparks and, almost
imperceptibly at first, the tip of another latticed metal giant begins to
glide towards the ground with the same melancholy dignity as the rest.
A graceful arc accelerates until there's a metallic crump that's whipped
away across the hills by the wind.

Thirty-four of these towers stood at the highest point on Rampisham Down
in rural west Dorset. Seven hundred feet up on the hill, some of them
350-feet high, this was a vantage point from where the BBC World Service
was once catapulted to the farthest outposts of the globe.

The masts were a comforting presence on the horizon, almost protective.
As long as the towers were there - implacable, authoritative, with the
spars that emerged from just below their peaks making it look like they
were keeping watch in all directions - all was right with the world.

There's barely anyone alive now who would remember a time before the
Rampisham transmitters, and as the towers started to fall the spaces
appearing in the skyline looked more incongruous than the clutch of
steel goliaths ever did among the undulating hills of Hardy country.

When the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office decided to pull its
funding from the World Service in 2009 the Dorset transmitting station was
one of the first victims of the cuts. The last World Service transmission
 sent out via Rampisham was on 29 October 2011, broadcast to North Africa
by the BBC's Arabic Service on 5790 and 11680 kilohertz, while the last
transmission of all followed immediately afterwards, a Deutsche Welle
programme beamed to Europe on 6075 kilohertz that ended at 21.59 UT.
At 22.00 UT the station fell silent for the last time and the towers
became mute sentinels beneath a canopy of stars.

My parents lived in the shadow of Rampisham Down for 20 years. I'd see
the towers every time we left their village - glimpses from the car, or a
handy orientation landmark on walks. When I left the city to visit and get
away from the noise and hullabaloo I'd be reassured by the towers
on the hill.

The world and its troubles felt a long way off in time-stilled rura
Dorset. All those voices in the air - the news, the discussions, the
dramas, the jabbering and gabbling, making a point, avoiding a question,
laughing, doubting, singing, reciting, asserting, arguing - all of it
swirled around me in the silence.

Whenever I went into Bush House, the old World Service building on the
Aldwych in London, and spoke into a microphone, I'd always think of the
Rampisham towers, how my half-baked ramblings were being fielded there and
twanged around the globe to places I could barely imagine, swirling around
my parents' house, whooshing past the windows as they set off on their
global odyssey.

Rampisham Down transmitting station had been a feature of the west Dorset
landscape since the BBC purchased the 189-acre site at the beginning of
the Second World War. The station, with four Marconi transmitters
contained in two large halls, was given the unimaginative name 'Overseas
Extension 3' and came into operation on 16 February 1941, immediately
attracting the attention of the Luftwaffe.

Bombs fell close by but the transmitters were vigorously defended by the
RAF, with locals telling stories for decades afterwards of dogfights over
the villages and fields. Bombs never fell any closer than the other side
of the road, and there was some damage to a diesel tank once, but
Overseas Extension 3 kept going through it all. A small, basic studio was
incorporated into the bowels of the station, used occasionally to
broadcast reports from war correspondents recorded onto gramophone
records, and to send coded messages to Resistance fighters across Europe.

During the Cold War when the Russians attempted to jam radio signals
from western Europe the BBC responded by opening up all their
transmitters, including Rampisham, to bombard the Soviet Union with an
armada of World Service broadcasts on a range of frequencies - a squadron
of sound impossible to deter. When I used to walk up close to the quiet,
grassy field in an out-of-the-way part of an out-of-the-way county it
seemed an unlikely combatant on the front line of global affairs.
Those towers had secrets, and I wondered if ghosts whispered through them
in the night.

The first of them fell in 2013, just one or two initially, before the
complex was declared a Site of Specific Scientific Interest by Natural
England in August of that year due to the expanse of lowland acid
grassland that covered most of the site and had been almost completely
undisturbed since the land was acquired by the BBC in 1939.

In 2015 British Solar Renewables applied to use the site to install solar
panels, eventually locating the solar farm nearby instead but, as part of
the planning permission, agreeing to help Natural England bring down the
rest of the towers. There are only two left now, spaced far apart, the
spars protruding from the top of the towers facing each other across an
empty expanse as if hoping one might tell the other where the rest of them
have gone.

Metal fencing surrounded the site and vast, empty cable reels were jumbled
against a wall of the vacant office block. I stood by a gate that had an
old, dirty sign hanging loosely from the top bar. 'Danger of death' it
warned, beneath a yellow triangle on which a stick man was being struck by
lightning. 'Keep away' it added, under a big white exclamation mark in a
blue circle.
The only sound was the wind hissing through the tufty grass.

Overseas Extension 3 was once a busy place, thrumming with activity.
It had a social club for employees and a range of sports teams, from
cricket to chess. Now there were just two lonely towers, a few old
buildings and silence.
{... shortened, wb}

I'll keep turning those old dials through radio geography, listening hard,
trying to pick him out of the ether somewhere among Brussels, Lille,
Bucharest, Athlone, Kalundborg, Toulouse, hoping to catch a word or two,
hoping to hear about his ride on the last train to Hilversum.
(Charlie Connelly-UK, via Simon Hicks-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup Sept 9)

Looking online suggests that one tower is left after demolition for a
solar farm. I can not imagine that the transmitters were left. At worst
they probably had some scrap value and more likely had value as second
hand transmitters

See for example

<https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15481239.work-is-underway-to-demolish-
radio-towers-at-rampisham/>
Regards Simon
(Simon Hicks-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup Sept 9)

USA/VIETNAM   Voice of Vietnam in English
7315 0000 0030 4,9  HRI 250 25   0 146 251020 280321Eng   USA VOV FCC
7315 0030 0130 11,12HRI 250 173-15 146 251020 280321SpaEngUSA VOV FCC
7315 0130 0200 10   HRI 250 260 15 146 251020 280321Vie   USA VOV FCC

still requested HRI relay for B-20 season from 25 Oct onwards
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

USA   Re:  12015 kHz ?  Ja, HRI 12015 kHz transmission bis 24. Oktober,
Richtung PNG, AUS, NZL and South Pacifik.

danach wurde der 11825 kHz channel bei der ITU / HFCC.org
registriert fuer die kommende B-20 Saison bis 28 March 2021.

Einmal nur sonntags um 10 UT, aber auch Sonntag bis Freitag um 09-10 UT

11825 0900-1000 51,55,56,59,60 HRI 250 245 146 123456 -280321 Eng FCC
11825 1000-1100 51,55,56,59,60 HRI 250 245 146 1      -280321 Eng FCC
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

USA   WEWN on 9385 kHz for 9 hours.

As I mentioned in a previous message, I recorded WEWN here in New
Brunswick Canada for the full 9 hours today (on 24 Sept). The transmitter
came up on
9385 kHz at about 23:55:30 UTC on 23 September UTC.

The interval signal began a few seconds later. Believe it or not, I had
not heard (or noticed perhaps) WEWN's IS before. It's part of
"Salve Regina" (Hail, Holy Queen), one of the four Marian antiphons, sung
by a choir. Quite pleasant. Station identification started at about
15 seconds before the top of the hour and then into programming starting
with "EWTN Live."

Continuous programming (not checked for program titles) until about
08:55:45 UTC when the transmitter shut down on the frequency.
(Richard Langley-NB-USA, wor Sept 24)

Slewed by plus 15 degr towards North and Northwest Africa azimuth:
9385 kHz 0000-0900 UT to zones ITU46,47  EWN  250kW  85degr

USA   5829.986 kHz  WTWW Lebanon TN, English sermon prayer, "makes the
listener a great fear, what he does in life brutally negative, in soul
life". S=6 or -87dBm in Swiss SDR remotedly. 04.49 UT on Sept 18.

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

USA   5985even  WRMI Okeechobee FL state near Cuba, S=8 signal here on
this ?Spanish channel from Okeechobee, piano pause signal 'Song Of Joy'
played, but at 04.59:30 UT heard RMI stn ID in English given, followed by
Bob Martin program, 'religious day broadbast ministry'.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

USA   11930 kHz QSL.  Radio Marti, VOA (USA). QSL-card 11930 kHz, 21.30 UT
18-June-2020). Standard Single-Sided QSL Card (Edward R. Murrow
Transmitting Station, Greenville North Carolina state, in an envelope,
shipped from Raleigh, NC, USA on August 24, received on Sept 8.

<http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2019/08/radio-marti.html>

(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersborg-RUS, "rusdxplus"/"deneb-radio-dx"
RUSdx #1098 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13)

UZBEKISTAN   Voice of Wilderness on NF via RRTM Telecom Tashkent
1400-1500 NF7625 TAC 100 kW 76 deg to NoEaAS Korean Daily, ex7615 kHz
1500-1530 NF7625 TAC 100 kW 76 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sunday ex7615 kHz

via same defective transmitter of Radio Iran International on 11570 kHz
a few months ago. Some time with carrier & some time without carrier!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Sept 19)

Checked TAC 5875, 9445, and 11910 kHz today Sept 25.

On 5875 kHz channel heard some digital signal (jamming by Iran involved ?)
centered some 500 Hertz fq on upper flank, S=9 signal at 15.58 UT.

And same like digital signal also on 6240 kHz TAC,
covered 6239.7 to 6240.9 kHz range.
Same digital string seen on monitor also on 9445 kHz, (QRM on 9446.5 kHz)
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

VIETNAM   7280 / 9730 kHz Voice of Vietnam, 41 days, detailed card.
Postkarte mit allgemeinen guten Wuenschen / eRR HjBi

German service. Full data color QSL Card in German plus post card
(Hanoi flag tower) with handwritten greetings.

Received in 41 days (24 days air mail delivery) for e-mail report to
German service  <deutsch_vov -at- yahoo.com>
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via RUSdx #1099
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

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

B-20  Remarks - some questions or wooden requested entries in winter B-20:

ALG  Bechar site finished/erected already in 2018year by Ampegon Thurgi
Switzerland. now also 16 mb / 17 MHz entries seen, towards Sahara Sahel
zone. Not used yet, mothballed already 3 years now.

TAI  location Taipei on Taiwan under ENC FMO entries. supervised by
British ENC Encompass Digital Media Services. No other original Taiwanese
FMO is allowed here under China {pressure}.

POL  BAC SPW under POL 10 kW, future Polish Pathfinder station planned ?

USA  BCQ  some half power 250 kW entries, under USA. On 9330 kHz English
service at 57degr North Africa / central Europe path.
Ampegon antenna revolving sce, German language towards 54 degr to zone 28.

ALB  CER Cerrik Albania European relay of CRI  RTC China, still requested,
to continue the work of the relay station: I guess this is a diplomatic /
political important topic or problem for debate or discussion, between
CHN and ALB countries - or rather EU Brussels pressure against ?

Still NoAM sce requested in database, combined two 150 kW tx units
combined = 300 kW at big ITU ant type #217 on 6020 and 9570 kHz
at UTC nighttime.

VTN  CK2 Hanoi_2 site, I guess heard this recently ? on
11720 kHz 1030-1330 UT to zone 49, CK2  50kW 187degr Vietnamese language
VTN VOV VOV request #1381. Need more monitoring on the KiwiNet rxs ?

TJK  DB  Orzu site. Uighur language sce of US AGM relay. Opposition CHN.

IND  DEL Real AIR Nepalese ? never heard 4870 kHz 1315-1430 UT to zone 42S
Also 60 mb would jammed by China ?  Rather no resource there.

BGD  DKA  A lot of wooden entries of Dhaka BGD - NBA FMO.

HOL  ELB  RDI new small low power station operation entry.

ARM  ERV Armenian Gavar relay, rent by BUL NEW SPC SpaceLine Ltd on 15780.

USA  GB  AGM US Greeville NC has now KBS Seoul Spanish entry, exHRI relay,
5990 kHz 0100-0200 UT to zones 12,14,  250kW at 172degr azimuth, Spanish,
USA KBS ENC #15212.
British ENC Encompass Digital Media Services FMO managed.

CUB  HAB  CRI RTC China relay Quivican San Felipe Titan site on Cuba
island, entry 5990 kHz show deep angle fountain like antenna type ITU #930

HOL  HEE  MIK new small low power station operation entry.

SLM  HON  SIB Solomones still managed by RNZ, but OFF air at present ?

USA  HRI  still has entries by NHK R Japan and VoVTN.

D__  HST  6115 kHz new Germany's Erzgebirge mountain 1 kW station,
ST2 music station, entry of Bundesnetzagentur FNA Germany.

RUS  IAK  still GFC  Yakutsk SW entries. (wooden)

RUS  IRK  still GFC  Irkutsk SW entries. (wooden)

F__  ISS  MBR FMO brokered R Taiwan International, German language sce
3995 kHz 2200-2300 UT to zones 27,28. KBS 5950 kHz also entry.

F__  ISS  What's KRI service at #15097 request.
to X.Sahel target on 6180 kHz ?  MBR Cologne brokered entry.

F__  ISS  7225 kHz alternate R Republica Spanish to Cuba veiled service,
RMI TDF Alternate see some more RMI Jeff White entries towards Africa.
7280 WeAF, RMI TDF 317  ABF  ?

F__  ISS  RTA Algiers relay, what mean comment TDA-MM or TDA-TN ?

F__  ISS  under FPU Sudanese Arabic program, also BUL CVA MDG entries.

F__  ISS  MGB Madagascar FMO brokered. Also to Sudanese Arabic 'Eye Radio'
 7340 0400 0500 47SE,48SW,52NE SMG 250 150   0 216 23456   Apd CVA Eye Rad
 7340 0500 0600 47SE,48SW,52NE SMG 250 150   0 216 1234567 Apd CVA Eye Rad
15410 1500 1600 47SE,48SW,52NE MDC 250 340 -10 157 1234567 Apd MDG Eye Rad
15410 1600 1700 47SE,48SW,52NE ISS 250 138   0 216 23456   Apd F   Eye Rad

RUS  K/A Russian FarEastAsia DRM mode sce to Yakutsk Siberian Russia area.

MDA  KCH a lot of BRB Ludo Maes' entries Kurdistan Radio 'Denge Welat'.
Also frequency hopping requests on 25, 22, 19, and 16 meterband too.

UKR  KHR  Ukraine reserve entries. also LV site.

KOR  KIM  SoKorea's KBS English, a lot of wooden entries worldwide
requested. and 15575 kHz at 40 degr via Alaska path to NoAM, CAN, USA,
CUB, much silly time slot selection of KBS Seoul as NoAM target.

RUS  KLG  historical Kaliningrad's DRM mode requests. (wooden)

D__  KLL  Eifel Germany, 6030 kHz SWS FNA #12002 entry.  TENT.  ?

CHN  KUN  Still both 6035 and 7210 kHz 50 kW entries, old jungle site of
former Malayan Communist Party clandestine radio programs in the 70ties /
80ties, 6937 kHz once
CHN_Yunnan PBS#7 Shalang 6035 7210 (ex6937) kHz, at G.C.
25 09 55.12 N  102 40 42.40 E

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=2844df2d-c281-444a-8dba-
f8159e65d6a2&cp=25.164889~102.677552&lvl=18&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

225degrees new China SW antenna design of 15 years back, erected by
BBEF Beijing firm.

D__  LAM  US AGM relay site Germany, 3 entries of new? SOM ETH ERI sce,
slewed Kurdistan antenna +/-12degr of 120 degr azimuth.

MDG  MDC  more sunspots looming ? 12-13UT RFI 21690 kHz entry in 13 mb,
for RFI TDF all Africa coverage.

VTN  MET wooden entry by Vietnam, MET Hanoi.
Me Tri site as Hanoi suburb ceased now since January 2015.
Demolished because of suburban new buildings in Hanoi capital.

MIL  Usual IRRS Milano Italy - veiled fairytale information garden !

HOL  MRT  RON  new small low power station operation entry.

D__  NAU  see also HST under ST2 on 6115 kHz.
? Instead 1st Saturday of the month via
6095kHz 1100-1200 UT to zones 27E,28 in western Europe.
NAU  125kW  240degrees  0  ITI ant #146.  7=Sat only.
Power half lowered.

D__  RSH  Radio 700, Sunday outlets 6045 or alt7350 kHz, 09-10 UT.

D__  HCJ  HCJB Russian and Chechen language Sats only 9500 or 11900 kHz

CHN  NJG  Nanjing site, Chinese/ Mandarin on 6200 kHz, 1300-1500 to 44S.

PVL  see 4 fqs, Vanuatu (and surprisingly also harmonics observed too)

EQA  QUI  HCJ see azimuths 172 and 352 degr, latter slewed +26degrees !

USA  RMI  Okeechobee FL, Eng/Spanish, see 25 mb entry 11710 kHz 160degr
at 2300-0300 UT, to ITU zones #10-16 at LatinAM.

RUS  S.P still wooden St. Petersburg entry 800 kW combined on 6165 kHz.

MRA  SAI  Only Vatican Radio relay in Chinese Mandarin has 250 kW entry
via US AGM relay site Agingan Point, Saipan.

SAN  and ALH  still destroyed YER Sana's Radio facilities ... (wooden).

TUN  SFA still Sfax Tunisia wooden entries seen.

UKR  SMF  veiled old USSR era ITU call, Luch Ukraine site, (wooden entry)

VAT  SMG  Vatican Radio FMO, managed RVA Radio Veritas Asia Latin Mass
9700 kHz 0000-0030 UT 43SW,49N CVA RVA VAT Kachin / Chingpaw Burmese
Chan state and Yunnan CHN language from Europe towards South East Asia.

VAT  SMG  a lot of US AGM programs via Vatican Radio facility too.

BUL  SOF  Kostinbroad has also an 75 mb 3930 kHz entry of TOM BS relay
3930 kHz 0000-2400 UT to zone 28 sout-east, SOF  20kW
ITU antenna type #925 steep angle antenna English. BUL TOM SPC

BUL  SOF  9720 kHz 1700-1800 48W SOF  200 kW 156 degr.
Tigre broadcast to ETH. British ENC Encompass Digital Media Services
FMO brokered.

UZB  TAC a lot of veiled clandestine operations, brokered by
British ENC Encompass Digital Media Services FMO via Tashkent.

GUM  TWR, via KTWR two BRB Ludo Maes' ?veiled? Korean sces, Tues - Sats.

MNG  U-B  Ulan Bataar still has 3 outlets of Mongolian domestic sce.

USA  WCR  has two 120 meterband entries, WWCR 3195 kHz
and {excl 01-04 UT, see WWRB, wb.} 3215 kHz.

UK   WOF  HCJ Arabic sce, 15 mins 2100-2115 UT to zone 37S at NoAF.
WOF  300kW at 170degr on 7300 kHz.

USA  WRB  two 120 meterband entries, WWRB 3185 and
3215 kHz {01-04 UT only} too.

HOL  ZWO  3920 kHz 15880 kHz low power  Nld  HOL PIE entries.

IRAN Ahwaz shortwave ceased now, no seen anymore.
(ITU / HFCC B-20 season request table, Sept 16)

- - -

ITU   BR IFIC No 2929 / Special Section / GE84 / 292

<https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-
R/terrestrial/brific/BRIFIC/SpecialSection/GE84/GE84_292.pdf>

(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1099 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

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

Messe AREB Dresden findet in 2020 statt.

Dieses Jahr (Samstag 10. Okt. 2020) soll wieder die Messe AREB Dresden als
Amateurfunk-, Rundfunk- und Elektronikboerse stattfinden:

<https://www.messen.de/de/11619/dresden/areb/info>

(Sept 22)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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