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BC-DX 1492                                                   16 Jan 2022

ANTARCTICA  {Argentine}   Hi Glenn, I forgot to check yesterday Wednesday,
Jan 5th,  but I guess the 2021 staff will have already left Base Esperanza
and it will be a while before the new staff start transmitting again.
(Manuel Mendez, Lugo-ESP, wor to Glenn Hauser-OK-USA Jan 5)

ARMENIA   9965 kHz FEBA Pakistan via Yerevan Gavar, Jan 8 {14.25-15.40 UT}
this one is interesting. Been trying to hear this one decently for a few
years, ever since I started chasing individual 'remote studios' for large
(usually religious) organizations. This one is coming through daily at
1510-1540 UT and seems to improve, being best toward end. Urdu xmsn start-
ing and ending with TWR IS. Preaching, somber religious mx with subcon-
tinental flavor.

What is most interesting is that FEBA Pakistan is another one of those
entities that is nearly a free-standing radio station in its own right,
other than renting xmtr time. They have their own pgms, website, etc.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

12075 kHz  TWR India via Yerevan Gavar, Jan 7; {13.15-14.15 UT} usual
beautiful signal with Kurukh lang service at 1320 UT, entrancing subcon-
tinental mx and YL ancr.

12075 kHz  TWR India via Yerevan Gavar, Jan 9; nice strong signal but
light echo at 1350 UT with OM preaching in Kurukh pgm. OM in lang giving
listener info and post office box number at 1356 UT ("Good News Hour,
Post Box Number ..."), Then into entrancing mx with flute, drums plus
orch, with chorus chanting in unison with catchy rhythm. Quite ethnic
stuff and fun. 1359 UT close anmt and TWR IS.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

ARMENIA   test towards Africa / Northern / Northwestern Africa in French
{see also ARMENIA/AUSTRIA/FRANCE/ [Andorra non]
item of Febr 5th transmission}

Signal propagation investigation test
7400 kHz  single day Monday Jan 17, 22.00-22.30 UT CJSC Yerevan Gavar.

Am Montag, 17. Jan 2022 von 2200-2230 UTC wird aus Yerevan Gavar Armenien
eine Testsendung auf 7400 kHz mit 300 kW auf 258 degr azimuth Richtung
Afrika stattfinden.

Dieser Test dient zur Ausbreitungserprobung fuer die Radio Andorra 'Daniel
Balavoine' Sendung am 05 Februar 2022. Die Nebenkeulen koennten auch in
unsere Regionen in central Eurpe geraten. Kurze Rueckmeldung zur Empfang-
barkeit (keine QSL fuer den Test!) waere super.

CM  <christian@milling.international>
CM  <christian@radio700.eu>
(Christian Milling-D, Radio.700 / SWS international / Funkhaus Euskirchen,
Jan 14)

Next Radio Andorra Broadcast single day broadcast on 5 Februar 2022.

re What is the frequency for the SW broadcast?

Hello, The full schedule will be as follow:
1900-2100 UT ORS Moosbrunn Austria on SW 6180 kHz  100 kW and
             RMC Roumoules France  on MW 1467 kHz 1000 kW.

Also a reduced broadcast beamed to Africa from 2200-2230 UT on SW 7400 kHz
from Yerevan Gavar, Armenia bcast center.
(Christian Ghibaudo-F, BrDXC groups.io ng Jan 14)

BANGLADESH   4750 kHz  Radio Bangladesh Betar via Shavar site, 1228 UT on
Jan 9; repeating tones IS, *1230 UT opening anmt, Bengali mx theme with
tabla, then YL. Poor-fair signal and noisy ... but I am not complaining!

Better than nothing, given nature of tropical band DX these days! Into
more subc mx 1231 with flutes, drums, f/by YL starting nx summary. Full
orchl w subc instruments, flutes and drums, and  YL singing from 1242 UT.

Signal improving a bit as approaching local daybreak in Wheaton, but usual
ambient noise. 1249 UT  OM, not sure if En or Bengali now. 1251 UT YL
introduces a somber local vocal selection by OM w/subc orch,  tune showing
clear Islamic influence. 1254 UT YL with more upbeat subc tune, thumping
tabla and chimes. 1258 UT YL ancr with clear mention "Radio Bangladesh".
Pgm ends and then from 1300 UT just hearing a carrier with unmodulated,
high-pitched note.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

BOTSWANA   17895 kHz  Jan 11 at 1723 UT, VOA English, S5-S7, relay at
1700-1800 UT, 100 kW at 350 degrees. Somewhat better than only other sigs
on band, BBC 17830 kHz Ascension, 17780 kHz Woofferton-UK.

VOA site sometimes referred to as Selebi-Phikwe, othertimes as Moepeng
Hill. WRTH uses both, but where is this, really? East central Botswana,
near the Zimbabwe border; close to which city? 100 km SSE of Francistown,
which used to be a radio site. It's the second-largest city, 100K after
capital Gaborone. Apparently has not been de-Anglicized in nomenclature.

Wikipedia: "The present town was founded in 1897 as a settlement near the
Monarch mine and named after Daniel Francis, an English prospector from
Liverpool who acquired prospecting licences in the region in 1869."

Selebi-Phikwe is half the size of F-town, and known for nickel mining.
Moepeng Hill is known as MW transmitter site, both for VOA 600 kW on
909 kHz along with the SW; and Radio Botswana, 100 kW on 621 kHz.

M.H. appears to be a hill rather than a populated place, about 25 km west
of Selebi-Phikwe, so closer to due south from Francistown. A medium-sized
African country, Botswana is 85.79% the area of Texas, but sparsely
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Jan 12)

The one and only village nearby, Selebi-Phikwe some 18 - 20 kilometers
away of US AGM relay broadcast center area.
At 16.15 UT Jan 15: US AGM on exact 11850.002, 15579.991, 17895.002 kHz.
(wb, Jan 16)

BRAZIL   4925 kHz  Jan 8 at 0230 UT, JBA talk, S8/9 with some flutter,
presumed the only station known on 4925 kHz, R. Educacao Rural, Tefe,
Amazonas, known to be active but seldom heard here. Slightly low in
frequency compared to WWV 5000.00000.
WRTH & Aoki lists claim until 0200* UT, but EiBi database to 0300* UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

4925.0 kHz  ZYF271  Radio Educacao Rural - Tefe, Amazonia (pres), 1047 UT
on Jan 9 in Portuguese. Woman singing a ballad, man with what sounded like
a reflection into a similar ballad by a man.  Poor - fair.
(Mark Taylor, Madison-WI-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

BRAZIL   9665. {rather 9666.508 kHz odd fq, wb.}   on Friday Jan 14, at
23.09-23.18 UT, Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu-SC, in Portuguese.
Man announcer presents a musical program; 23.14 UT ID jingle; More songs.
Good reception this night: 454.
(Jose Ronaldo Xavier, Cabedelo-Paraiba-BRA, wor Jan 14)

BRAZIL  5938.901 kHz Voz Missionaria heard at 01.26 UT on Saturday Jan 15.

And on 9666.508 kHz at 01.53 UT fair S=5-6 in FL state SDR remotedly now.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

BULGARIA   Die deutschsprachige Redaktion von Radio Bulgarien nahm Weih-
nachtsgruesse zum Anlass, sich bei alten Freunden per e-Mail in Erinnerung
zu rufen: "Wir wuenschen Ihnen ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten
Rutsch in ein hoffentlich besseres Jahr 2022 !

Bei allen, die uns geschrieben haben, bedanken wir uns ganz herzlich und
moechten jene, die es vielleicht nicht wissen, darueber informieren, dass
wir seit dem Sommer unsere Audioprogramme wieder aufgenommen haben. Wenn
Sie also Lust haben, koennen Sie sich auf unserer Internetseite
umschauen und sich unsere Sendungen anhoeren. Zu finden sind sie oben,
unter der Aufschrift Sendungen auf Deutsch auf blauem Hintergrund."
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 6)

CHINA   6200 kHz  Voice of Jinling, Nanjing, on Jan 8. fairly good signal
today (though not yet again attaining peak levels). Playing familiar
moody inst theme song on piano and synthesizer at 1239 UT. Seems we are
climbing out of the recent short-term Asian propagation trough, though
signals still not yet sparkling. Jinling with usual Tanya Chua "Red High
Heels" theme song for program then 1300 UT theme mx and OM full recorded
ID. Signal holding up fair enough but not great. Band hiss noise coming up

LATER: At 1327 UT, signal oddly gaining strength with schlocky romantic
ballad by OM and YL. Perhaps part of a musical radio play, as followed
1330 UT by OM and YL narration then into more modern song by OM w/ band.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

CUBA   5024.996 kHz  Radio Rebelde not as strong as usual, seemingly a
reserve unit of Bauta bcast center at 01.15 UT in service.

6000 kHz  RHC La Habana English talk on electricity generators in Lebanon
Near East, voltaic tecnique. Via RadioCuba relay site Quivican San Felipe
TITAN of of the three remaining 250 kW beast outlets. At 01.20 UT Jan 15.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

CUBA. 13680 kHz  Jan 3 at 2101 UT, RHC in Brazuguese. This frequency still
not picked up by Aoki or EiBi databases, altho I already reported it Dec
17 at 2121 UT. It may be sporadic.

11850 kHz  Jan 4 at 0222 UT, RHC Spanish is S=9+10dB but JBM, along with
JBA carrier parasites 11840 & 11860 kHz, while 11760 kHz is much better;
and 5040 kHz is S=9+20/30dB.

5025 kHz  Jan 4 at 0225 UT, R. Rebelde only S9, must be QRP, as 4765 kHz
Progreso hits S=9+20dB, and 5040 kHz RHC S=9+20/30dB.

5040 kHz  Jan 4 at 0727 UT, RHC S=9+20/30dB in Spanish, on way beyond
when any Spanish is supposed to SW. In fact it was still going at 0840 UT
per Bryan Clark in NZ, and could pose a problem for Vanuatu if it resume.
At least Jeypore, India is out of the way.
Something's always wrong at RHC / RadioCuba.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1029 on Jan 2)

CUBA   9700 kHz  Jan 9 at 0722 UT, only RHC channel still on, S=9+20dB and
undermodulated, as 'Ed Newman' plays a clip from the US left-wing
'Democracy Now', Amy Goodman reporting on migrants dying in the English
channel with no help from France or Britain. How about some Democracy, now
in Cuba? Ha2. I'm barely awake at 0805 UT so seek weekly Esperanto which
should be running now on one 6 MHz channel like 6100 kHz, but nowhere to
be found, not even 9700 kHz. Something's always wrong at RHC.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

CYPRUS   603 kHz  CYBC Nicosia channel_3 acc WRTH 2022.

I stumbled upon a closure which has taken place very quietly. Thank to
Asiawaves for doing the investigation. I looked at their Inactive stations
on 603 kHz. I was surprised to see that Nicosia CYBC 3 was listed.

Without any obvious publicity the station seems to have closed in May
2021. This escaped the notice of WRTH and still shows as Active in the
2022 edition. My search on the Nicosia kiwiSDR revealed no noticeable
activity on 603 kHz. On the other hand a solid signal still exists on
963 kHz.
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, MWmasts groups.io digest #116 Jan 13)

Nicosia Psimolophou, loc 35 03 11 N  33 17 47 E
Monopole, Guyed Diplex Lattice Radiator Mast, 190 meters tall. wb.




Formerly 10 kW CYBC Limassol in past decades also on 693 and 1044 kHz at
34 42 03.22 N  32 56 02.54 E

CZECH REPUBLIC   Czech radio switches off medium wave as 2022 starts.

Prague (dpa, Jan 1) - Radio reception on medium wave (MW) and long wave
(LW) has been history in many parts of Europe for years.

Now in the Czech Republic at least the public broadcaster will stop trans-
mitting on MW and LW as the new year starts on Saturday.

The powerful transmitters on the frequencies LW 270, MW 639 and 954 kilo-
hertz could also be received in large parts of Germany. The reason given
for the move was the widespread availability of terrestrial digital radio
DAB+ and the high costs of broadcasting.

Those still listening using medium waves were to be persuaded to switch
with a campaign. The radio station Cesky Rozhlas set up a telephone hot-
line to answer questions. It was not known at first whether the trans-
mitters would be retained or used for other purposes.

The antenna of the medium-wave transmitter Liblice B east of Prague is
considered the highest structure in the Czech Republic, with a height of
355 metres.

Impuls, the most-listened to private radio station, wants to remain faith-
ful to medium wave for the time being. It broadcasts its second programme,
with pop and country music, on analogue transmission.


A special page of Cesky rozhlas about the closure of broadcasting on DV
and SV in the Czech Republic and the transition to digital radio DAB+.

Answers to questions about the transition and purchase of new equipment
for reception.

"Thanks to DAB+, you can see the radio !  A receiver with a color display
displays, for example, photographs of the hosts, station logos, news in-
formation, song titles or the weather forecast. "

Details -  <https://vypinaniam.cz/>


(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1167 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

CZECH REPUBLIC   792 kHz mediumwave. <http://www.radiodechovka.cz/>

"Erstes Radio fuer Blasmusik!" heisst es im oberen Bild, und
"Auf Mittelwelle AM 792 kHz" im Bild darunter.

Das tschechische Radio Dechovka erfreut sich nach wie vor grosser Beliebt-
heit, ist nach seinem Wechsel auf die neue Mittelwellenfrequenz allerdings
nicht mehr so leicht zu empfangen wie zuvor. Wer den ungestoerten Musik-
genuss schaetzt, ist folglich mit dem Stream besser bedient:
(Kai Samulowitz-D, "Berliner Empfangsamateure Wellenjagd" Jan 2022;
via wwdxc Jan 9)

DENMARK   15790 kHz  World Music Radio (WMR) is on the air now, since Jan
1st 2022, 24 hours, 7 days a week on 15790 kHz from Randers, Denmark.

Power is 20 Watts only - into a 3 element yagi beamed south. Reception is
possible at times in Central and Southern Europe, but suffers from strong
interference from the new DRM transmitter on 15785 kHz.

So these are the WMR transmitters currently on the air:
  927 kHz - 200W - Hvidovre, Copenhagen
 5930 kHz - 200W - Bramming
15790 kHz -  20W - Randers
25800 kHz -  65W - Marslet, Aarhus
(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN,  <www.wmr.radio>  hcdx Jan 11)

EGYPT   Radio Cairo noted on Jan 6 at 1555 UTC on 9440 kHz with music, mo-
dulation and studio announcer way below huge hum on this frequency, though
actual audio sounded clearer than usual with no distortion. Off at about
1601 UT after a couple of on and offs of transmitter.
(Dan Robinson-USA, wor Jan 6)

EGYPT    Re: EGYPT. Remarkably well modulated signal on Sept 9 at 1530 UT
on 9440 kHz in Albanian language. They CAN get it right if they try. Still
the annoying buzz on this particular transmitter. The other transmitter on
9900 kHz has been off air Sept 3 through Sept 8. Either it is undergoing
repair or they have given up. Strange that Albanian should get preference
over the other languages on their sked.
(Alan Holder, G4ZBH; Isle of Wight, U.K. wor Jan 9)

EGYPT   Re:  Radio Cairo on 9899.6 KHz English service

'... the signal was easily listenable ...'

That's a bit of a stretch IMHO. ;-) I recorded the broadcast using the
University Enschede Twente SDR receiver as I have been doing every day
lately (and most days lately they don't even bother to turn on the trans-
mitter) and there was barely any modulation until about 21:25 UT and then
the typical distorted audio. Bruce: Did you use any special adjustments to
your receiver to improve intelligibility? Sideband selection, filtering,
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor Jan 12)

Nothing special - but - "easy listenable" in this case meant that I could
hear something besides the occasional fragment of a word, LOL! Actually
after 2126.5 UT, the modulation was "fully present" until I tuned out at
22.21 UT which was the first time I had heard that for the 21.15 UT broad-
cast - maybe that's a better description than "easily listenable". The
speech was basically unintelligible (I could tell it was a woman and that
was about it) and the music was just good enough for Shazam to ID songs.
Hardly "armchair listening", but progress, however minimal ?
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, hcdx & wor Jan 12)

EGYPT   Remarkably well modulated signal. On Jan 9 at 1530 UT on 9440 kHz
in Albanian language. They CAN get it right if they try. Still the annoy-
ing buzz on this particular transmitter.

The other transmitter on 9900 kHz has been off air Jan 3 through Jan 9.
Either it is undergoing repair or they have given up. Strange that
Albanian should get preference over the other languages on their sked.
(Alan Holder  G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K., wor Jan 9)

GERMANY   Walt Salmaniw's UNID 3985 kHz program.

3985 kHz  0557- UT, Unid Jan 2 Surprised to hear yet another low powered
European. Now this one is not supposed to be on right now, but playing EZL
music, like Rhinestone Cowboy at 05:58 UT. Normally I'd be hearing the
Korean at this time, but nope, not them !!!  Fair reception. German pro-
gramming. Relaying a MW or FM local station ?
(Walt Salmaniw, Masset-BC-CAN, wor Jan 6)

re 3985 kHz. Apropos  <http://classicbroadcast.de/news.html>

Probably, this was Ahrtal Radio which was licensed as a special event
station covering the aftermath of the severe flooding in the Ahr Valley.

The station was organized by Christian Milling who is also known for his
'Shortwave Service Kall'. Ahrtal Radio was licensed for a four week period
on FM which was extended to four months.

The final days up to 2 January 2022:
were also relayed via Kall 3985 kHz. The special broadcast ended at about
1410 UTC with words of thanks of Christian Milling and an emotional music
title of Blaeckfoeoes "Em unserem Veedel" about social cohesion in the
neighborhood. Regular programming on 3985 kHz resumed at 1600 h UTC with a
rebroadcast of the German service of Radio Tirana, Albania.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 6)

GERMANY   Christoph Gerber  <se-ta -at- web.de>  plant folgende 100-kW-
Sendungen aus Nauen (UT): 25. Dezember 2021, 09.00-11.00 Uhr:
6095 kHz "der Musikalische Fruehschoppen" (kurzfristig angekuendigt
Wiederholung am 30. Dezember 2021, 09.00-11.00 Uhr, auf der eigenen
Kurzwelle [Gera] 6115 kHz mit einer Sendeleistung von 1 kW).
1. Januar 2022, 11.00-12.00 Uhr: 6095 kHz (100 kW, 233 degr)
"Let's Go Rock'n Roll #7".
(Christoph Gerber-D, via Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D
via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Jan 10)

GERMANY   {GDR / Radio Berlin International history}

Detailed and interesting article about Radio Berlin International broad-
casts in Hindi language, and RBI's engagement with Indian listeners by way
of mail and souvenir items ...

(via Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott-VA-USA, wor Jan 11)

Re: Some history of RBI's Hindi service.
How touching - and not a hint about East Germans being killed trying to
escape, anything about a Wall, Stasi spying neighbor-upon-neighbour, etc.
Could it be that RBI was slanted?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Jan 11)

GERMANY   {former GDR too}  Ten years ago, the 2012 EDXC Conference took
place in Germany, at a hotel in a forest between Berlin and Leipzig, in
what used to be, until 1990, the GDR.
A report in Communication by Alan Pennington-UK included a pre-conference
visit to Berlin and the TV Tower {in East Berlin GDR}.

<www.bdxc.org.uk/edxc12.pdf>  <https://tv-turm.de/en>
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine, 12 Jan 2022)

GERMANY    sk  OM Arnulf "Arni" Piontek, Berlin, Germany
geboren 19. September 1959, verstorben 18. Juli 2021.

Wie wir erst zum Jahresende 2021 erfuhren, ist unser Mitglied Arnulf
Piontek bereits im Sommer 2021 im Alter von 61 Jahren verstorben.

Arni war ein begeisterter Empfangsamateur, der sich sowohl bei den
Berliner Empfangsamateuren als auch beim Radiostammtisch Berlin
engagierte. Sein Herz gehoerte der Demokratischen Volksrepublik Korea
(Nordkorea), ein Land, das er mehrfach bereiste, ueber das er konti-
nuierlich berichtete und fuer das er sich einsetzte, rundfunktechnisch wie

Ueber aktuelle Entwicklungen bei der Stimme Koreas informierte er einen
grossen Kreis von Empfangsamateuren ausfuehrlich. Der Botschaftsrat der
Botschaft der Demokratischen Volksrepublik Korea in Deutschland und die
politische Organisation AIP haben Arnis politisches Leben und Wirken
ausfuehrlich gewuerdigt.

Von seinen Freunden und Weggefaehrten verabschiedete er sich mit einem
Zitat des franzoesischen Schriftstellers Honore de Balzac:
"Man lebt zweimal; das erste Mal in der Wirklichkeit, das zweite Mal
in der Erinnerung."

Wir werden unserem Radiofreund Arni ein ehrendes Andenken bewahren!
(Kai Samulowitz-D, "Berliner Empfangsamateure Wellenjagd" Jan 2022;
via wwdxc Jan 9)

Treffen am 1. Donnerstag des Monats, like
Donnerstag, 3. Februar 2022, 18:30 Uhr CET,
Treffen der "Berliner Empfangsamateure", Restaurant "Aennchen von Tharau",
Rolandufer 6, 10179 Berlin, Germany. Kontakt: Kai Samulowitz.
(Kai Samulowitz-D, "Berliner Empfangsamateure Wellenjagd" Jan 2022;
via wwdxc Jan 9)

GERMANY    Vorlaeufiges Sendeende des Ahrtal_radios.

Unter anderem mit einer Top 860 HitpAHRade (27.-31. Dezember 2021,
06.00-19.00 Uhr) verabschiedete sich das Ahrtalradio

von seinem Publikum. "Die Ahr ist 86,0 km lang, lassen wir das Komma weg,
ergibt das 860 Musiktitel. Wir starten mit Platz 860 an der Ahrquelle in
Blankenheim und arbeiten uns Kilometer fuer Kilometer bis zum Platz 1 an
der Ahrmuendung durch. Kommen wir unterwegs bei einer Platzierung, bzw.
einer Kilometermarke an einem besonderen Ort vorbei, so z.B. bei
Platz 468  46,8 km am Goldloch in Insul oder Platz 170  17,0 km vor der
Muendung an der Bunten Kuh, gibt's dazu eine kleine Anekdote oder Vor-
stellung des jeweiligen Ortes."

Am 4. September 2021 startete in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler das von der
Landesmedienanstalt NRW als Veranstaltungsradio lizenzierte Ahrtalradio.

Geplant war zunaechst ein einmonatiges Programm, um Menschen vor Ort In-
formationen bei den Aufraeum- und Wiederaufbauarbeiten nach der Flut-
katastrophe vom Juli 2021 zu vermitteln. Aus den vier Wochen sind nun-
mehr vier Monate geworden, in der das ehrenamtliche Team in den Nach-
richten, Beitraegen, Moderationen und Interviews ueber Hilfsangebote,
Aktionen und Erlebnisse der Menschen in der Flutregion berichtete. Die
Hauptfrequenz 107,9 MHz (100 Watt) wurde spaeter durch weitere Kleinsender

Die Sendelizenz lief am 2. Januar 2022 aus, doch gibt es Gedankenspiele,
sich fuer ein regulaeres Senderecht zu bewerben. Fuer ein dauerhaftes Pri-
vatradio im Ahrtal muessten aber dauerhaftere Strukturen und Finanzie-
rungskonzepte her.

Die letzten Tage wurden auch auf der Kurzwelle Kall 3985 kHz uebertragen.
Nach bewegten Abschiedsworten des Initiators Christian Milling endete die
Kurzwellenuebertragung des Ahrtalradios am 2. Januar 2022, 14.10 Uhr UTC
mit dem Blaeckfoeoes-Titel En unserem Veedel:

"Wat och passeht, dat eine is doch klar,
Dat schoenste wat m'r hann, schon all die lange Johr,
Is unser Veedel, denn he haellt m'r zesamme,
Ejaal wat och passet, In uns'rem Veedel"

Danach Stille. Wenig spaeter verschwanden auch die Morse-Signale, die
immer wieder die Ausstrahlungen von Shortwave Service Kall "begleiten".

Der Traeger blieb leer stehen, bis um 15.05 Uhr ein Popmusikprogramm
begann. Spaeter begannen mit einem holprigen Start des deutschsprachigen
Programms von Radio Tirana nach 16.00 Uhr die regulaer vorgesehenen
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 6)

GREECE   Three different prgrs on MW were confirmed at 05.20 UT on Jan 7:
ERT-1 (Proto programa) on 729 kHz, Unid progr on 1008 kHz and Kozmo progr
on 1305 kHz, all in Greek. 1404 kHz was not heard - Romania dominated.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 8)

 729.015 GRC ERA Athens Bogianti site, S=9+50dB at 19.30 UT Jan 14.
 800.999 GRC likely Studio 1, Athens S=9+30dB, Greek mx at 20.48 UT
 827.999 GRC likely Studio 54 Athens,  S=9+40dB at 19.35 UT 8 kHz wide
         rather English pop kind msuic. Um to 24 kHz wideband audio.
 926.998 GRC likely Black & White Athens, S=9+25dB 19.40 UT
         rather English pop kind msuic.
 972.005 GRC likely R Takis A5 Athens, S=9+20dB at 19.44 UT
 990.006 GRC new! channel, Greek stn in Athens, S=9+25dB at 19.46 UT,
         ? R Galatsi ?
1007.993 GRC low power ERA Corfu Kerkyra. Greek talk at 20.34 UT.
1044.002 GRC likely Radio Daffy Athens, S=9+35dB at 20.40 UT,
         international music genre, like Chanson Parisienne too.
         up to 22 kHz wide audio signal.
1106.993 GRC likely Radio 322 Athens, S=9+35dB at 20.54 UT.
         20.4 kHz wideband audio.
1188.011 GRC R Nikolaos Elata rather not Athens, S=8 at 20.57 UT
1205.994 GRC likely former R Sex Machine ?, S=9+20dB at 21.00 UT.
1241.990 GRC likely Radio Apollon, S=9+30dB at 21.03 UT.
1304.994 GRC ERT1 Tripoli, S=7-8, 08.15 UT
1493.997 GRC Unid Greek mx but rather Moldova MW? S=9+25dB at 21.20 UT
1710.010 GRC Unid Greek Pirate stn, Greek mx, S=9+10dB at 21.28 UT.
         Unstable fq some 50 to 80 Hertz varied up and down.
1720.011 GRC Unid Greek pirate stn, poor to fair S=6-7 at 21.30 UT.
1730.010 GRC Unid Internat pop pirate stn, poor to fair S=6-7 at 21.33 UT.
1740.003vGRC Unid Greek pop mx stn, S=6 at 21.36 UT.
1760.014 GRC Unid Greek talk stn, weak and poor S=5 at 21.40 UT.
1770.002 GRC Unid Greek mx stn, weak and tiny, at 21.43 UT on Jan 14.
(wb  df5sx, at Athens and Korfu GRC remotedly, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

GUAM  [INDIA non]  KTWR - DXers Diary Contest of DXer Association Of India
6 January 2022

Dear listeners of DXERS DIARY, we will be conducting a contest until
6 February 2022. During these 2 months, listeners who send regular recep-
tion reports for DXERS DIARY will be eligible to take part in the contest.

Five winners will be randomly drawn from this group of participants.
They will win a special code with which they can download the Starwaves
DRM Radio mobile application, free of cost. This will allow them to listen
to their favorite DRM radio stations on a mobile phone. DXers Diary would
like to thank the DRM Consortium and Starwaves for sponsoring the gift.

Please send your reception reports to:  <dxersdiary -at- gmail.com>
Remember that this program is aired at the beginning of KTWR's
1028-1056 UT  DRM broadcast on 15200 kHz every Sunday.  73 from KTWR.
(Arun Kumar-IND  VU2BBF, DXers Diary,
via #DXerAssociationOfIndia WhatsApp Group; via Mike Terry-UK Jan 6)

INDIA   AIR Delhi B transmitter 666 kHz discontinued.

DX India Exclusive: Regret to inform that All India Radio - New Delhi B
666 kHz (100 kW) is already discontinued this week. It was called
Rajadhani (ie Capital) Channel. Ever since the national lock down due to
Covid 19, regular programs of this channel was stopped and FM Rainbow pro-
grams were broadcast instead.

AIR New Delhi continues to broadcast on two other MW channels in AM & DRM
mode and three FM Channels on the Home Service.


(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 5)

INDIA    Members, There was a prediction from Jose Jacob-IND at the end of
last year that stations on MW will close.

He has reported today on the DX-India part of Groups.io that two stations
have closed. Thank you Jose.

Hyderabad is no longer broadcasting on 1377 kHz.
Chennai   is no longer broadcasting on 1017 kHz.

Some will be pleased that at last Madras is referred to in the Inactive or
Closed spreadsheet. I will have plenty of scope to add more historical
place-names to reflect big modernisation by India of the names of their
cities. We will see how many more closure notifications follow.

I wonder (and it has not yet happened) if closure of the "analog" part of
a mast which also carries DRM will result in the digital feed being kept
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, MWmasts groups.io  Jan 15)

INDIA   9620 AIR Delhi, Bangalore 500 kW Karnataka bcast center at
1615-1730 Persian (Iran),
1730-1930 Arabic  (ME, NE) :

9620.002 kHz Jan 3 at 17.45 UT, S=9+15dB, totally DISTORTED audio feeder
quality, overmodulated signal.
What happened between Delhi and Bangalore bcast center?

AIR Delhi in Persian service at 16.15 to 17.30 UT.
9620.002 kHz Jan 5 at 17.12 UT, S=9+20dB, totally DISTORTED audio feeder
quality, overmodulated signal.
What happened between Delhi radiohouse and Bangalore broadcast center?

Never happened such bad audio level in Bangalore shortwave broadcast
center in past decades.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 5)

INDIA   [NEPAL non]   Nepal Embassy in New Delhi congratulates All India
Radio for doubling broadcasting time in Nepali. In an exclusive interview
to All India Radio News, Nepal's Charge De Affairs in India, Ram Prasad
Subedi lauded AIR for  launching a special program on Nepal and extended
its best wishes.

Talking about the India-Nepal relations Mr. Subedi said that both the
nations have withstood the test of time and will gather more strength in
years to come. In an exclusive interview to All India Radio News, he said
the two countries look forward to new areas of cooperation. The full
interview will be broadcast in our Spotlight programme today at 9:15pm


Jan 08, 2022 12:05PM

0145-0315: 11560(D) 103.2(N) 103.7(G) Nepali
0900-1030:  9950(D) 103.2(N) 103.7(G) Nepal
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, DXindia via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Jan 8)

INDIA   Mit einer ueberlangen Abendsendung verabschiedete sich All India
Radio Jeypore am 31. Dezember 2021 von der Kurzwelle. Die Station sendete
auf 5040 kHz ueber den normalen Sendeschluss 17.30 Uhr hinaus bis 18.35
Uhr UTC, also knapp Neujahr indischer Ortszeit.

Das Silvesterprogramm, das aus Musik und Telefonanrufen bestand, konnte in
Europa nicht / kaum verfolgt werden und war auch auf dem WebSDR von TWR
Delhi nur schwer zu hoeren (HjB).

Guter Empfang wurde dagegen von der Westkueste Kanadas gemeldet. Wolfgang
Bueschel bemerkte am 1. Januar zum Abgang von AIR Jeypore: "Der Sender war
neu und klang audio- und modulationsmaessig sehr gut in den vergangenen
Wochen ueber die lokalen indischen Remote-Installationen."

Die Entscheidung 'versteh', wer will.
Wo sind die fachlichen Entscheider in diesem Land?"
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Jan 10)

LIBERIA   Shortwave schedule of Radio ELWA
0530-1000  6050 MNR 001 kW non-dir to WeAF English/Vernaculars
1700-2230  6050 MNR 001 kW non-dir to WeAF English/Vernaculars

6050 kHz 0702 UT. LIBERIA  ELWA Monrovia weak w/loud American evangelist
on 6049.972measured kHz. Carrier also evident at 1815 UT but never get
audio at this time. Dec 12.
(BCM - Bryan Clark from Tern Point, Mangawhai-NZL. NZDXT via
NZ DX Times Jan 2022, direct and wor also Jan 5)

{looks like my way to log it only by -28 Hz JBA carrier offset   gh}

BCM Bryan Clark Mangawhai WinRadio G33DDC Excalibur Pro & AOR7030+ EWE
antennas to North, Central & South America.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1029 on Jan 2)

6049.972   at 0735 UT on Jan 4th, UNID, EQA or LBR ELWA Monrovia ?
           (not co-ch 6050even Xizang Lhasa China)

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 4)

LIBERIA   checked on Jan 4th on odd fq 6049.972 kHz, and today 5th again:
these days much very tiny signal 'under the sward'

6049.973 kHz  Radio ELWA Liberia, Jan 5th at 07.16 UT in Perseus units at
Switzerland, Bavaria and Netherlands, -109dBm tiny signal,
and at 07.22 UT -113dBm in Massachusetts US northeastern state.

No chance to get program details so far ... on this side of the world.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 5)

LIBERIA   ELWA  on 6050 kHz Liberia - received at fair signal level with
religious talk by male at 0648 UT on Jan 13 - peaking just before 0700 UT.
(Mike Beu KD5DSQ Austin-TX-USA, wor Jan 13)

LIBERIA   Re:  NZ DX Times items, Jan 2022.
Had a good signal from ELWA Liberia in the US state of Maryland on 4 Jan
around 2220 UT, until s/off just after 2230 UT. HCJB Ecuador heard in the
(Art Delibert-USA, hcdx Jan 5)

MADAGASCAR   15420 kHz  BBC in Kinyarwanda-Kirundi relay on Dec 29, at
16.31-16.40 UT via MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay facility.
Target is East Africa. SIO 333. Mixed OM and YL commentators. Moderate QRN
/ QSB. Listenable, but noisy. Shallow QSB to JBA.
(Vince Henley, Anacortes-WA-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

MALI   13645 kHz  on Jan 11 at 17.28 UT, one of best signals on band,
S9-S7 in talk with drumming, CRI or rather CGTN Radio in Swahili via
Bamako II, which is 100 kW at 111 degrees aimed right at Dar es Salaam
East Africa. So why is it so good over here, not directly offback
291 degrees, but hits Habana barely missing USA.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Jan 11)

MEXICO   6184.969 kHz Marimba music of MEX / GTM origin, Radio Educacion
in Spanish from Mexico D.F.  S=9+5dB at 01.38 UT on Jan 15.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

MYANMAR   7345  kHz  Thazin Radio from Pyin Oo Lwin of Myawaddy Radio
center Myanmar {not Nay Pyi Daw, which is 210 kilometers south location
instead, wb.}, poor-fair signal in the usual mix with CNR-7 which is de-
pressed this morning. At 1315 UT while China in Cantonese talks by OM and
YL, Thazin underneath and playing bouncy local folk pops. Neither very
good but easy to tell them apart. Thazin Radio with YL anmts at 1315 UT.
Things harder from 1317 UT when China starts playing mx too.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)


Sunlite is broadcasting at this stage with only 75 watts carrier power
using a borrowed transmitter manufactured in Greece. As you have noticed;
the frequency is 5955 kHz.

The signal is emanating from the Dutch village of Overslag near the
Belgian town of Zelzate (southwest Netherlands).

The tower is 100 metres high but the inverted V-antenna has been mounted
on a height of 17 meters and consists of a Teflon 1:1 RF choke. It's
situated right at the border between Belgium and the Netherlands but the
transmitter site is completely within the Netherlands. Sunlite on 5955 kHz
has been licensed by the Telecommunication Agency of the Netherlands.

At this stage Sunlite's on the air with only a power of 75 watts.

Currently a new modern transmitter is almost ready to be put in place. Our
engineer Johnny Tax hopes to be able to install the new rig coming Friday.
Right before Christmas Sunlite's transmitter power will then increase to a
carrier signal of 500 watts (2 kilowatts peak envelope power or PEP).

Sunlite is part of RadioCorp; a Dutch media company based in Naarden in
the Netherlands. The radio station is on the air in the Netherlands on
DAB+, online, IPTV and cable as well as shortwave and is aimed at a Dutch
domestic audience. The format is soft adult contemporary music and at the
top of the hour each hour there's the news from the Dutch national press
agency ANP.

Other radio stations that belong to RadioCorp are the Dutch domestic
FM/DAB+ stations 100% NL and SLAM !
<www.100p.nl>  and  <www.slam.nl>

Besides shortwave you can also listen to Sunlite online via
or via the TuneIn Radio-app on your smartphone or other device.
(Via Sunlite Radio as attachment to QSL response. Herbert Visser.
Sunlite Radio. J Durham. NZ DX Times Jan magazine direct, Jan 5)

Next up is my neighbour, Bryan Clark from Tern Point, Mangawhai. I had an
early Christmas present with a logging and a QSL for new Dutch shortwave
broadcaster Sunlite Radio 5955 with just 75 watts transmitter power!

Sunlite was reported on 13 December and was noted with improved signals on
subsequent nights, best between 0700 and 0800 UTC. They plan to increase
power to 400 watts around Christmas so it should then be an easier catch
"down under". The FM season is underway with openings to Otago and
Australia. Pacific openings are disappointing so far, but a Fijian mystery
on 88.1 awaits identification. Good DX to all in 2022 !

NETHERLANDS   Neue Kurzwellenstation Sunlite.

Am 5. Dezember 2021 konnte der neue niederlaendische Kurzwellensender
<https://www.sunlite.nl>  <qsl -at- sunlite.nl>
auf der von Radio Netherlands bekannten niederlaendischen Frequenz
5955 kHz beobachtet werden. ICN hat bei  <http://www.hfcc.org>  folgenden
Belegung aus Overslag angemeldet:

05.00-18.00 Uhr: 5955 kHz ("1 kW"), Sa auf So auch 18.00-05.00 Uhr

In einer e-Mail erklaerte Herbert Visser wenige Tage nach dem Sendebeginn:

"Seit Beginn der Kurzwellenuebertragungen am 4. Dezember um 14.00 Uhr UT
auf 5955 kHz haben wir Hunderte von Empfangsmeldungen erhalten. Leider
kann ich aus Zeitgruenden nicht jedem persoenlich antworten, aber ich
hoffe, in dieser E-Mail die meisten Fragen beantworten zu koennen, die ich
in den letzten Tagen aus der DX-Community bekommen habe.

Sunlite sendet derzeit mit 75 Watt Traegerleistung ueber einen geliehenen,
in Griechenland hergestellten Sender mit 5955 kH von unserem Sender-
standort im {niederlaendischen} Dorf Overslag [knapp an der nieder-
laendisch-belgischen Grenze oestlich von] in der Naehe der belgischen
Stadt Zelzate.

Overslag ist Teil eines kleinen Gebietes namens Westdorpe und deshalb
liest man manchmal Overslag und ein anderes Mal Westdorpe, aber es ist
alles gleich. Der Turm ist 100 Meter hoch, aber die invertierte V-Antenne
wurde auf einer Hoehe von 30 Metern montiert. Noch vor Weihnachten geht
der Sender auf Sendung, der derzeit speziell fuer Sunlite von unserem
niederlaendischen Sender-Ingenieur Johnny Tax gefertigt wird.

Auch fuer uns stellte es sich als problematisch heraus, die Sender-
komponenten rechtzeitig geliefert zu bekommen. Aber alle Komponenten sind
jetzt in unserem Besitz und unser eventueller eigener Sunlite-Sender wird
in ein oder zwei Wochen einsatzbereit sein. Die Leistung wird dann auf
400 Watt Traeger erhoeht.

Sunlite ist Teil von RadioCorp, einem niederlaendischen Medienunternehmen
mit Sitz in Naarden in den Niederlanden. Fuer aeltere DXer ist es viel-
leicht interessant, zu wissen, dass die Raeumlichkeiten von Sunlite mit
dem Hauptsitz der Offshore-Radiostation Radio Northsea International in
den fruehen 1970er Jahren, dem sogenannten Hofstede in Naarden-Bussum,
etwas ausserhalb von Amsterdam, identisch sind.

Einige Hoerer erwaehnten, dass sie DJs vermissen. Sunlite richtet sich je-
doch in erster Linie an ein inlaendisches Publikum in den Niederlanden und
ist in den ganzen Niederlanden auf DAB+ und online zu hoeren. Sunlite ist
eine Nonstop-Softpop-Musikstation ohne DJs, aber wenn es DJs geben wuerde,
wuerden diese DJs auf Niederlaendisch praesentieren."

Laut Website ist die Station 24/7 hrs/days auf DAB+ und Radioportalen zu
hoeren. Die Selbstvorstellung uebersetzt
<https://translate.google.com>  so:

"Sunlite ist der Ort fuer den leckersten und entspanntesten Musikmix. Wir
kennen Ihren Vibe und spielen die besten Softpop- und Lovesongs. Sunlite
gibt Ihnen zu jeder Tageszeit ein leichtes und gutes Gefuehl. Wenn Sie
Sunlite hoeren, muessen Sie sich um die Musik keine Sorgen machen. Wir
wissen, was Sie brauchen. Keine geschaeftigen DJs oder Spiele, sondern
ruhige Songs von Adele, Danny Vera, George Michael, Ed Sheeran oder
Klassiker von Phil Collins, John Mayer, Whitney Houston und Justin Bieber.

Sunlite bringt 24 Stunden am Tag nonstop Musik und informiert Sie zu jeder
vollen Stunde ueber die neuesten Weltnachrichten und das Wetter. Waehrend
der morgendlichen und abendlichen Rushhour gibt es auch Schlagzeilen zu
den halben Stunden. Sunlite ist wunderbare Wellness fuer Ihre Ohren zu
Hause, bei der Arbeit und im Auto und bringt eine Oase der Ruhe in Ihren
hektischen Alltag. Willkommen bei Sunlite! Musik, die du liebst."

Tatsaechlich wurden die Kurznachrichten etwas vor der vollen Stunde
09.00 Uhr UTC gehoert.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 6)

NIGERIA   VoNigeria Abuja heard testing / adjusting xmtr on 7254.94 kHz,
from 0527+ UT on Jan 8.

7254.94 kHz their normal off frequency, VON on early from 0527 to 0557 UT,
on Jan 8. Playing non-stop pop songs in English (Celine Dion - "It's All
Coming Back to Me Now," etc.); 0527-0531 UT, xmtr on and off for about a
minute each time, also modulation adjusted from low to higher level;
0557 UT, VON IS (pop African music); by 0623 UT, with good reception
(strong signal). Do not recall hearing them testing like this before!
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Jan 8)

NORTHERN MARIANAS   Very good signal of Hope Radio 9965 kHz via
T8WH Angel 5 Medorn (Palau)
on December 26 from 0930 9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS
English Sundays via SDR Kanuma Tichigi, Japan.
(DX MIX 1225)

Very good signal of Hope Radio 9965 kHz via
T8WH Angel 5 Medorn (Palau) January 6
till 0850 9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS English Thursday via
SDR Kanuma Tichigi, JPN

T8WH Angel 4
0840-0935 15680 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Sa
0110-0220 15680 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Su
0810-0920 15680 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Su

T8WH Angel 5
0805-0835  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS English Mo/Tue
0805-0850  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS English Wed-Fr
0840-0935  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS English Sa
0810-1220  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS English Su

T8WH Angel 3 - test transmissions - very rarely
0900-1200 9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS English, irreg.
(DX MIX, Jan 6)

Vatican Radio 7420 kHz USAGM Tinian/MRA and 9810 kHz USAGM Tinang/PHL
January 2:

1230-1250 7420 TIN 250 kW 329 deg to FE RUS  Russian.
Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS

1230-1250 9810 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to FE RUS  Russian.
Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS
(DX MIX 1226; via printed wwdxc "DX Magazine" 10 Jan 2022)

NORWAY   Die AM-Lizenzen von Radio Northern Star Bergen 1314 kHz, 5895
kHz) und The Sea (Frudalsmyrene 1611 kHz) sind im Dezember 2021 aus-
gelaufen. Aus diesem Anlass gab es am 14. Dezember 2021, 22.00-00.08 Uhr
Ortszeit, eine Abschiedssendung von Radio Northern Star auf 1314 kHz und
5895 kHz. Diese war allerdings auch in Skandinavien selber nur mit Muehe
zu hoeren. In den neun Jahren AM-Sendungen gab es Empfangsmeldungen aus
mehr als 30 Laendern. Die Programme laufen erst einmal im Internet weiter.
Neue Senderechte sind beantragt.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Jan 10)

ROMANIA   Radio Romania International (RRI) in Ukrainian back on
Shortwave Saftica rotatable TCI-521 antenna of 2008 year.

Radio Romania International in Ukrainian had been off-air from 02 Nov 2021
to 03 Jan 2022 due to a technical problem with the rotatable antenna in
Saftica (pronunciation ? "Seftika"):



The problem has been solved, and the broadcasts are back on Shortwave,
power 100 kW since 04 Jan 2022:

1600-1630 UTC on 5955 kHz
1800-1830 UTC on 5955 kHz
2000-2030 UTC on 5930 kHz

Radio Romania International B-21 (full schedule):

Best regards, Alexander
(Alexander-Busneag-D, wor and direct Jan 10)

ROMANIA   S=9+30dB powerful signals in Cape Canaveral FL site remotedly
from both Galbeni and Tiganesti sites on NoAM and LatinAM sces 5910, 5990,
and 7325 kHz both at 01.30 and 01.42 UT. RRI Bucharest Spanish and
Romanian language sces.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

ROMANIA   Frequency changes of Radio Romania International in English to
India / SoAsia target

0400-0456 UT  NF15260* GAL  90 kW / 100 deg to SoAS English tx#2 DRM,
              ex11790 AM mode &
0400-0456 UT  NF17700* TIG  90 kW /  97 deg to SoAS English tx#2 DRM,
              ex13720 DRM mode.
*effective from January 12 according to RRI website,
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Jan 14)

re Frequency Change of RRI's English Programmes to India.
2022-01-10  Romania International


JUST IN: New frequencies for our programmes beamed on India, at 04.00 UT

Dear friends, you can listen to our broadcast for India, at 04.00 UT, on
15260 kHz in the DRM system, and as of January 12, 2022, on the frequency
of 17700 kHz in the DRM system, too. We are looking forward to receiving
your feedback!
(via Mike Terry-UK, wor Jan 13)

ROMANIA   Friday 20 May to Sunday 22 May: EDXC Conference, Bucharest,
Romania  {hopefully will be held, wb.}

The conference will be held at the Mercure Hotel Unirii in Mircea Voda
Blvd. It is hoped that a tour of Radio Romania International will take
place as part of the conference. Everything is subject to Covid,
of course. More details from Chrissy Brand-UK or Christian Ghibaudo-F.


(BDXC Board, BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine, 12 Jan 2022)

ROMANIA  5990 kHz  Radio Romania Int'l via Galbeni bcast center, w/IS and
s/on in En service, including schedule for satellite outlets, then En News
read by YL, including items re COVID, the Russia/Ukraine kafuffle going
on, NATO's response & other news. At :07 into Weekend Review of Focus on
Romania with stories about details of the increase in COVID cases in
Romania since the start of the year, a discussion of Romania's joining the
EU, the increase in Romania's minimum wage that just took effect, (but
they didn't actually say what the new wage is!) & details of the anni-
versary of a club fire that killed many in Bucharest in 2015.

At :14 into some music with 'song of the day'. At :18 "World of Culture"
with tx re film awards. At :25 into "Encyclopedia" w/tx re the history of
the Romanian wine industry. At :30 into "All that Jazz" with some nice
Romanian jazz selections!  At :42 into "DX Mailbag" with letters from
people who don't exist (nobody listens to SW so these folk who write must
be figments, right?) from Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Scotland, UAE, PR
China & New Brunswick.

They also provided an unbelievably complicated "Spotify" URL that the En
service of RRI is apparently now available on. At :52 into "Simply Folk"
Folk music programme. ID & schedule for next En broadcast read by OM &
also mentioned the web URL. Ident tune & IS starting at :55. 44+443+ with
splatter from RHC on 6000 kHz & noise making tuning a bit of a challenge.
Co-Ch from CRI via Cuba at 1st, but that was done by 0100 UT so not really
an issue. *0059-0156* Jan 9 decoded from the IQ recording.
(Zichi-MI-USA, MARE Tipsheet item Jan 14, via wor)

RUSSIA   MW Russian radio station Radio Slovo 828 kHz in St.Petersburg has
went off the air. According to Finnish DX'ers the station is in serious
troubles. Editor and owner Vjatseslav Suvorov passed away in October due
to Covid 19. According to the station web-site it is uncertain if the
station is coming back on the air.
(Jorma Maentylae, Kangasala-FIN, via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1167 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

Unfortunately, friends, air losses are planned from January 1.
The broadcasting of the Pravoslavnoe Radio of St. Petersburg at a fre-
quency of 828 kHz is terminated. Preservation of broadcasting of the Radio
Gazeta Slovo is still in question. The editor-in-chief and owner of the
Slovo, Vyacheslav Prokofievich Suvorov, died in October as a result of
complications from Covid-19.

Vladimir Parshakov
(RUS-DX 2. January via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1167 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

RUSSIA  {USSR}   RDS on radio in St. Petersburg (31 Dec 2021).
Video - 21:45 m/s. In Russian.
(Alexander Molchanov, Russia. <https://vk.com/radioitv>

Antenna switch "Crab".
The switched power is more than 1000 kW. Used at broadcasting transmission
centers. In the photo for switching transmitters of the "Buran" system
(RV-854 and RV-855, RV-856, RV-857). Photo -


Clubhouse of the times of the USSR: How the "telephone broadcast" in
Leningrad for 20 years has united residents in anonymous group calls.

"Airmen" have created their own closed social network with thematic
"rooms". TJ tells how it was - through the stories of the witnesses of the
phenomenon. In the wake of the popularity of the new voice social network
clubhouse on the Internet, they remembered its Soviet prototype -
"telephone broadcast". In the early 1980s, residents of Leningrad acci-
dentally discovered a vulnerability in automatic telephone exchanges that
allowed them to use anonymous "voice conferences" for about 20 years.

Just like in the clubhouse, you could participate in group discussions or
just listen to other people's conversations. For many residents, "ether"
has become a place of communication, finding friends and a partner for one
night. "Airmen" invented nicknames for each other, gathered in large com-
panies and even attracted the attention of television and the Komsomol.

Over time, the "ether" was closed, but interest in the phenomenon did not
disappear. Authors of the material: Ekaterina Kuznetsova and Anastasia
Mitkevich. Details in Russian


(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1167 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

SAO TOME   9550.097 kHz  on Jan 13 at 0655 UT, S2 algo until 0659* UT.
Of course' it's VOA English Pinheira relay this hour only, reaffirming its
capability for offfrequenciness.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Jan 13)

SRI LANKA   TWR Sri Lanka ends morning transmission.

TWR Puttalam, Sri Lanka 882 kHz (350 kW) was missing at 2230-0100 UTC and
when I contacted their office, I was informed that they have discontinued
their morning broadcast with effect from 1st January 2022. Their evening
broadcast is {still} scheduled at 1330-1630 UT.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, <www.niar.org>  DXindia Jan 8)

TAIWAN    Radio NUG old schedule.
{NUG opposite Myanmar radio via Pao Chung / Baozhong Taiwan relay}

17710 kHz  Radio NUG via Paochung, Taiwan. November 28 at 0130 (S/on)-
0200(S/off) in Burmese language. SIO454. S/on with ID, then talk & local
music in Burmese.
(Hayashi Yoshiaki, Saitama Prefecture JRC NRD-545 & Perseus + ALA1530;
via 'SWDX Guide' JSWC Vol. 71, No.1 magazine)

17710 kHz  Radio NUG via Paochung, Taiwan. December 5 at 0130(s/on)-
0200(s/off) in Burmese language. SIO353. Talk.
(Toriumi Tetsuya, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Pref. Trio-Kenwood QR-666 +
Apex Radio 303WA-2; via 'SWDX Guide' JSWC Vol. 71, No.1 magazine)

TAIWAN   15320 kHz  R. Taiwan Int'l from Pao Chung / Baozhong, 0331 UT in
English to SoEaAS; pop music show. At 0400 UT into Cantonese with CNR1
jamming kicking in at 0401 UT, but RTI still had the better signal. Fair
to good signal, on Jan 6.
(Rob Wagner VK3BVW, Mount Evelyn-Vic-AUS; Naswa Electronic Flashsheet
#1030 Jan 9)

17790  {Myanmar Opposite relay}  Radio NUG via Pao Chung / Baozhong, 0200-
0230 UT, Burmese to Myanmar. S/on with an English ID at the opening of the
transmission. NF (ex 17710 kHz). The station's Facebook page indicates
this freq change came into effect on Jan 1. Good signal on Jan 7.
(Rob Wagner VK3BVW, Mount Evelyn-Vic-AUS; Naswa Electronic Flashsheet
#1030 Jan 9)

According to their Facebook page, opposite radio R. NUG changed its
schedule on January 1. The 0200 UT service was noted here on 17790 kHz
with a good signal. I have not checked the evening service yet.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, BrDXC-UK / wor Jan 10)

TAIWAN    Radio NUG new schedule.  {NUG opposite Myanmar radio}
Radio NUG's F_Book page has an announcement of a new schedule on December
31 as a pinned post:
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM, 16 meters, 17.790 MHz
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM, 25 meters, 11.940 MHz
with an image below showing those changes.
Burmese time which would be 0200-0230 and 1400-1430 UTC.

Scrolling down at 1445 UT this is the video stream of todays 1400 UT
broadcast posted just before it started. First announcement is in English
announcing the new schedule.


No confirmation yet that I am aware of confirming the new schedule,
(Mike Barraclough-UK, wor  Jan 9)

NUG Myanmar - BRB via Pao Chung TWN

BRB Broadcast Belgium, Mr. Ludo Maes, tel. +32 33147800
<ludo.maes -at- broadcast.be>
Ludo of BRB is the brokery of NUG via shortwave at Pao Chung, TWN outlet.

2022-01-08 02:02:01 capture: AM 17790 (XXX) BRB MYA
2022-01-08 02:02:21 email: 2201080202 at BANG17790BRBMYA .mp4

14.00 UT outlet need more monitoring, see US AGM RMS show 11830 kHz
of Jan 1st to 4th day slot
2022-01-03 14:02:01 capture: AM 11830 (XXX) BRB MYA
2022-01-03 14:02:21 email: 2201031402 at BANG11830BRBMYA .mp4

and from Jan 5th onwards move to 11940 kHz instead
2022-01-05 14:02:01 capture: AM 11940 (XXX) BRB MYA
2022-01-05 14:02:21 email: 2201051402 at BANG11940BRBMYA .mp4
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

Maybe I guess received this stuff via Roger Thauer-D ?


and 9 Jan 08.30 pm Myanmar standard time

Radio NUG - Jan 9th, 2022
Morning 8:30 AM LIVE at 16 Meter Band, 17.790 MHz ON-AIR & Internet
Podcast. Military Summary of the Ministry of Defense (3:24)

Latest Local News - Spring Rose (Radio NUG opposite radio Myanmar) (9:05)
People's Resistance Revolution News - Spring Butterfly (9:26)
Daily News - Htet Htet Indar Aung (PVTV) (9:00)
Cho (Chin) Noon (Muen) language broadcast (Ethnic language program) (4:42)

Internet Archive -         <https://archive.org/details/@pv_radio>
Podcast Channels- (GOOGLE) <https://tinyurl.com/3y7hrp9u>
(TUNEIN)                   <https://tinyurl.com/u3ktjbr6>
(APPLE)                    <https://tinyurl.com/5fx2d3tj>
(RadioNUG YouTube)         <https://www.youtube.com/c/RadioNUGMya>  ...
(RadioNUG website)         <https://www.radionug.org/>

PVTV is helping to make Radio NUG aired online on a daily basis.
#RadioNUG #MoCIT
#Spring revolution

Radio NUG - 9th Jan, 2022
Evening 8:30 PM LIVE at 25 Meter Band, 11.940 MHz ON-AIR & Internet
Podcast. Local News - Spring (Radio NUG) (6:04)
"Bones" (Revolutionary Poem) - (Writing) Aung Way; Spring reading (4:18)
"Prayer Fulfill 2022" (Health Education Article) - (Read)

and 9 Jan 08.30 pm Myanmar standard time


Radio NUG - Jan 9th, 2022.
Morning 8:30 AM LIVE at 16 Meter Band, 17.790 MHz ON-AIR & Internet
Podcast. Military Summary of the Ministry of Defense (3:24)

Latest Local News - Spring Rose (Radio NUG) (9:05)

People's Resistance Revolution News - Spring Butterfly (9:26)

Daily News - Htet Htet Indar Aung (PVTV) (9:00)

Cho (Chin) Noon (Muen) language bcast, Ethnic language px, (4:42)

Internet Archive - <https://archive.org/details/@pv_radio>


Podcast Channels- (GOOGLE) <https://tinyurl.com/3y7hrp9u>


(TUNEIN) <https://tinyurl.com/u3ktjbr6>


(APPLE) <https://tinyurl.com/5fx2d3tj>


(RadioNUG YouTube) <https://www.youtube.com/c/RadioNUGMya>
(RadioNUG website) <https://www.radionug.org/>


PVTV is helping to make Radio NUG aired online on a daily basis.

#RadioNUG <https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/radionug>
#MoCIT    <https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/mocit>
#Spring revolution <https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/springrevolution>



TAIWAN  {to Myanmar target}  re 17790 kHz NUG Myanmar excile opposite
radio via TWN Pao Chung site 250 kW toward SoEaAsia Myanmar,
daily 02.00-02.30 UT, BRB Belgium radio Ludo Maes brokered. Heard via
Tokyo and Hiroshima in Perseus server net in Japan,

and via Amateur radio SDR rx unit at
Tha Mai, Chanthaburi Province, THAILAND - Grid OK12ao, ASL 10 m,
SNR 18:13 dB


17790even kHz Pao Chung transmitter switch-on air 01.55:20 UT,
S=8-9    or -78dBm in Hiroshima Japan,
S=9+10dB or -66dBm in Kiwi server at Tha Mai, Chanthaburi Province,

NUG program start straight at 02.00 UTC, 'speaking for Spring Revolution'
strings and gongs jingle at 02.04:40 UTC.

Program end and TX switch-off immediatelly at 02.29:59 UT on Jan 10.

Opposite Radio NUG on new schedule,
much weak and tiny signals in Perseus net, at Delhi, Hiroshima, Tokyo
today in 25 mb at 14.00-14.30 UT.

Better signal on Kiwi net unit at Siliguri India remotedly

S=9+20dB or -52dBm at 14.20 UT. Seemingly smaller lobe of Pao Chung
curtain antenna characteristic, compared to 16 mb 17790 kHz at 02.00 UT
then; approx.
11940.004 kHz - in Kiwi Net, very inaccurate measurement compared to
Perseus SDR rx class.

But at Kiwi SDR unit in Thailand
only lower peak at S=6 or -89dBm signal at 14.11 UT, Jan 10.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews / BrDXC-UK ng Jan 10)

TAIWAN   [opposite Myanmar target Radio NUG apparently gone]
its long ago I could_nt log them into 14.30 UT.

Kai Ludwig;
now shows without login almost nothing, except that there is a pinned
message from Dec 30. Which of course would fit...

Re: Opposition radio Radio NUG new schedule.

Pao Chung TWN and ENC Al Dhabbaya UAE relays.

So what now remains to be done is monitoring confirmation of the new slots
(0200-0230 UT just 30 minutes later, but 1400-1430 UT also with frequency
change), or has it already appeared somewhere else?

And has it in the meantime been discussed/established what this is?


Ivo reports it as daily 1200-1300 UT on this 17730 kHz, on air since
Dec 9. The transmission provider is obvious, no other possibility for
Al Dhabayya, and of course: Du spieltest Cello* ...

And it will get the honour of the first use of my new standard remark:
Dies hoert sich aber garnicht gut an.

As herein at 12:48 min/sec :

Those who don't know what to do with all the German stuff:
Go to 17:40 min/sec.
(Kai Ludwig-D, BrDXC-UK / wor Jan 9)  Former BBC / now ENC cello mx ?

btw. * some 25 years ago, signal feed from London to Hong Kong relay site:

"The programme feeds to the station go from Bush House in London to the
British Telecom ground station at Madley in central England, up to the
satellite and are received at Hong Kong Telecom's ground station at
Stanley on Hong Kong Island."  wb.

TAIWAN   From January 1  NO SIGNAL of Radio NUG in Burmese on 17710 kHz &
11965 kHz both via Paochung TWN Jan 9.


(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, wor Jan 9)

TURKEY   Home service TRT-1 in Turkish on 05 - 07 Jan was with s/on at
03.00 UT on MW 927, 954 & 1062 kHz. It seems also on // 630 kHz under
Romania, but not on 891 kHz (Antalya, usually with strong signal here).
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 8)

TURKEY   TRT Emirler uses the 'squaek screech faulty tone' transmitter
unit today this Tue Jan 11:

stronger than Vatican Radio 13830 or 11935 kHz at same time in western
Europe and Iceland Kiwi server remote units:

11815.003 kHz  TRT Emirler daily in Turkish 14.00-16.57 UT
noted at 15.40 UT  S=9+40dB or -38dBm signal strength

11 x strings // either sideband of  >1300 Hertz< tone, fault visible.

TRT Emirler TUR - Enid OK distance of 10216 kilometers at 320degr azimuth,
for example like former DWL Juelich azimuth angle 5x hops of each 2000kms,
best signal these days was a single hop of 2000 kms Germany towards Moscow
USSR or Sofia Bulgaria southeastern Europe.

Santa Maria di Galeria to Enid OK distance is 8800 kilometer
at 310 degrees, path is across Varna BUL, Bucuresti ROU, Berlin GER,
Flensburg GER, Faroe Island, North Atlantic, Greenland, Wisconsin,
Iowa state path.

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

UKRAINE    Ukrainian Army FM, new medium wave station on air.

The medium wave transmitter of Army FM, the radio station of the Ukrainian
army, has been in test service since December 26 at 810 kHz. 10 kW.
The transmitter is located on Terikonna Street in Hirmyk west of Donetsk
48 02 27.1 N  37 22 02.5 E

The station uses a 190 meter high mast owned by Telemerezhi Ukrainy LLC.
This mast was already used by Army FM for its FM broadcasts on 92 MHz, it
also broadcasts many other TV and FM programs.
(Michel Fremy-BEL, wor Jan 4)

UAE   17730 kHz  Mizzima Radio, {Myanmar non, foreign opposite radio px}
Own website:


A new clandestine station began broadcasts on shortwave around January 1.
The station is called Mizzima Radio and is on the air on a daily basis via
the Encompass DM transmitter at Dhabayya, United Arab Emirates.

Here is my logbook note from yesterday, January 11:

17730  U.A.E.  Mizzima Radio - ENC Al Dhabayya. S-on 11.59 UT with intro-
ductory music, a clear ID and welcoming anncts in Burmese at 12.00 UT,
news at 12.02 UT. Music at 12.16 UT to introduce a commentary program.
Good signal except for some slight carrier hum, Jan 11.
23rd anniversary logo for Mizzima Media.

However, the organisation behind Mizzima Radio is not new!


(Rob Wagner VK3BVW, Mount Evelyn-Vic-AUS; ARDXC ADXN / wor Jan 12)

UK    The inside back cover of the December 2021 issue of BrDXC-UK
"Communication" magazine contained a photograph of the receiver dial of
the EMUD Rekord 200 and the eagle-eyed NICK RANK saw Ottringham marked on
the dial at 1295 kHz. It reminded Nick that he "had an old newspaper
picture showing the control desk of Ottringham, the caption reading:
'This was the control room of the BBC's wartime transmitting station in

Four 200 kW transmitters remotely controlled from this desk could be used
separately or as a single 800 kW unit'. The photograph was taken from a
Hull Daily Mail nostalgia paper, Flashback, published every month or so.

The caption gave no further details, but a trawl through the excellent
document the 'Development of the BBC AM Transmitter Network' by Clive
McCarthy gives more details of Ottringham's operation.

Plus, more information is contained in Edward Pawley's book
'BBC Engineering 1922-1972'. Both these documents are available as
downloads from the web.
(BDXC Board, by David Morris-UK, "Open To Discussion" section of
BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine, 12 Jan 2022)

USA   Winter SWL Fest news:  The 2022 Fest will again be virtual and
essentially the same format as last year, conducted on the Zoom platform.
Registration will be $10 which pays for the Zoom account and allows us
host the audio and video afterwards.

Registration will exclusively be electronic, via the Fest website.
We should have the registration process set up by this time on Monday.

Fest website:  <http://swlfest.com>

Web version of the Flashsheet:


(via Richard Cuff-USA, NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

USA   New DX programme "CQ Calling" on WRMI, beginning 2 December 2021.

WRMI is pleased to broadcast a weekly DX programme especially oriented
toward the large number of amateur radio operators in our audience. The
name is "CQ Calling." It's produced and presented by Larry Deyoe, who

"I've been an avid medium wave and shortwave DX'er since 1972. I began in
broadcasting in 1977 in Portland, Oregon. A total of 11 years in
commercial radio. I host a nearly daily YouTube show between 20:00 and
21:00 UTC called 'Ham Radio Live!'

'Ham Radio Live' is a live show watched daily by people from around the
world. The show encourages people to get their ham license while also
celebrating shortwave, DX, CB and radio history. The live viewers are a
key 34 element to every show". CQ Calling is aired on WRMI Thursdays at
the following times and frequencies:

Thursday 0815 UT on  7730 kHz Hawaii/South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Thursday 2015 UT on 15770 kHz to Europe/North Africa/Middle East
Thursday 7:30 pm Eastern Time on 9395 kHz to North America
Thursday 8:15 pm Eastern Time on 9955 kHz
                 to Caribbean/Central America/South America.
The Thursday 8:15 pm ET broadcast is simulcast on WRMIs internet stream at
(via Dave Kenny-UK, DX News Short Wave; BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine,
12 Jan 2022)

USA   7305even  Tremendous S=9+30dB signal of Spanish sce Vatican Radio
relay exchange with US AGM site Greenville-NC US state. Talk with bishop?
of Venezoelan church, iglesia renovation, social life, 7 kHz wide US AGM
Greenville audio characteristic at 01.41 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

USA   9330even  WBCQ suffer heavily on nearby UTE signal of
9327.800 kHz
some strong 100 / 200 Hertz  f e n c e  WHISTLE tone noise, at 01.41 UT.

6159.943 kHz  WBCQ low power old unit in 49 mb, fair S=5 in Cape Canaveral
Florida state remoted SDR unit at 01.34 UT.

Nothing at this hour:
on 7505 WRNO, nor 5085 kHz WTWW, nor 4765 Bejucal Cuba.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)


"Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces its latest QSL card commemorating our
25-year journey. Following our 25th anniversary in September 2021, RFA is
introducing to the world a whole new look a new, refreshed logo and
website. The logo's redesign captures the essence of RFA's commitment to
document, to hold accountable, and to amplify. The quote motif encapsu-
lates our fundamental mission to provide a voice and bring facts to those
in Asia's most closed societies.

The new website offers an improved showcase for RFA's immersive visual
storytelling, and its revamped page structure and simpler navigation are
designed to be more inviting for readers. In the coming months, RFA's
language services will be similarly refreshed, giving visitors a better,
more engaging experience. This is RFA's 78th QSL and used to confirm all
valid RFA reception reports from January to April 2022."
(RFA via NZ DX Times Jan 2022, direct Jan 5;
also RFA via Siegbert Gerhard, Frankfurt am Main on
printed wwdxc "DX Magazine" 10 Jan 2022)

USA   7490 kHz  WWCR2 in English to NoAM, Dec 29 at 14.46-14.54 UT. SIO
444. OM announcer with YL interviewee. Talk of issues with COVID nursing
whistleblower activity. Threats against whistleblowers. Good signal, easy
listening. Minor QRN / QSB. Phone-in commentary. Alternative treatments
for COVID. Concern about vaccine contents.
(Vince Henley, Anacortes-WA-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

USA   7505  WRNO 0843+ UT, on Jan 14 Friday. Sounded like stilted Arabic ?
Certainly not in English, or Hindi, nor Chinese; at 0900 UT, WRNO contact
info in English, then back to Arabic; decent reception past 0910+ UT. My
audio is at  <http://bit.ly/3qtDaEB>
Can someone please confirm the language?  Thank you for any assistance!

I first heard Arabic via WRNO back in 2010 year. Sent a report to Larry
Thom - engineer at WRNO, along with an audio file of a portion of my June
10, 2010 reception on 7506.20 kHz. Here is a portion of his reply back to
me, regarding the Arabic programming:

"I didn't even know about this until I read your email. I made a call to
confirm and it seems this is something they have just started doing in the
last hour of the broadcast. Apparently they have some audience in the
Middle East ... "
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wor Jan 14)

USA   WRNO - In Arabic and also "Maranatha Radio" program - pastor
Ray Bentley has passes away.

Thanks for checking WRNO for Arabic today Jan 15. I was listening at the
same time and also had a good signal for the start of their Arabic
segment. Brief audio attached.

BTW - At 0808 UT, I heard the announcement at the start of the "Maranatha
Radio" program, that pastor Ray Bentley had died. Checking online, found
this Jan 13 article:


"Maranatha Chapel founder, prolific Christian author and longtime pastor
Rayburn John Bentley Jr., a San Diego native who grew his local evange-
lical Christian church from a few dozen people to a congregation of more
than 7,000, died on Jan. 4 from complications of COVID-19, his family
said. He was 64 ..."
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wor Jan 15)

USA   7505 kHz  Jan 4 at 0228 UT, no signal from WRNO. But it's on at 0723
UT, S=9+10/20dB but distorted praise music.
Something's always mis-modulated at Metairie.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1029 on Jan 2)

5830 kHz  Jan 4 at 0230-0241+ UT, and still/again past 0358 UT, S=9+20dB
of dead air from WTWW-1 except for some hum; meanwhile 5085 kHz WTWW-2 is
nominal. Wake up, Ted. PPPP'll get you.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1029 on Jan 2)

USA   3215 kHz  UT Sun Jan 9 at 0025 UT, no signal from WWRB when it would
normally be active weekends only; nor 3360 kHz at 0217 UT Jan 9, the new
frequency it had been on for a few weeks. If Dave Frantz died January 2 as
reported, it might have still been on UT Sun Jan 2 but not UT Mon Jan 3.

My only check was Jan 3 at 0255 UT when not on 3360 kHz. My last log was:
"3215 kHz, Dec 26 at 2328 UT, S=9/+25dB of dead air from WWRB; not to be
outdone by CUBA, some modulation missing at Manchester".

3215 kHz  Jan 9 at 0217 UT, WWCR-1 is not off the air; 'Musical Memories'
with Martha Garvin hymning at her piano. It seems there will be no more
timesharing 3215 kHz with WWRB.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

USA   Re: sk  Dave Frantz, WWRB.

This was my last log, such as it was:
3215, Dec 26 at 2328 UT, S=9+25dB of dead air from WWRB; not to be outdone
by CUBA, some modulation missing at Manchester.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Jan 9)

Last night indeed nothing on 3215 kHz before WWCR *0200 UT, nor after on
3360 kHz. Glenn

41: That must be another Dave Frantz, considering that the broadcaster
started his activities in 1995 year.


I would still be a bit cautious here. The death of people certainly
belongs into the category of serious news that should not be merely
sourced from nutsies.

As a matter of fact it looks like the wwrb.org website went away exactly
at yearend 2021. So apparently the domain has been cancelled effective
this day. Thus it should so far be rather save to say that WWRB became
part of broadcasting history at the end of 2021, with Dec 19 being the
likely day it was last on air.
(Kai Ludwig-D, wor Jan 9)


"On January 2nd, 2022, I received a phone call from David Franz's son that
he had went home to be with the Lord."
(Lw, wor Jan 8)

FCC search about WWRB, is that a CP for *something* was accepted for
filing July 19, 2021, and would expire 3 years later, July 19, 2024.
I have not been able to pull out what this was about.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Jan 7)

USA   The FCC website in last report is the one that leads to this one I
meant to link directly: Status of FCC HF Licensees:

(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1029 / wor Jan 8)

VATICAN STATE   "13830 kHz, Jan 2 at 1527 UT, South Asian song, S=9+10dB,
announcement and 1528 UT VR IS, 1530 UT ID "Ye" mentions Ethiopia. This is
VR Amharic at 1530-1600 UT from SMG site, but no other language from it or
anywhere is scheduled before 1530 UT. Remarkable signal, about the same as
13820 kHz Marti, another example of VR capability to serve far from its
intended targets" I bet what I heard at first 1527 UT was VR in Malayalam,
frequency switching misaligned. Per WRTH 2022, that's supposed to be on
7320 & 9595 kHz both Tinang, USAGM Philippines, violating Separation of
Church & State, at 1510-1530 UT, so immediately preceding on program feed
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1030 Jan 9)

see also Vatican Radio relay broadcast in Spanish towards Latin America
target via US AGM bcast site Greenville-NC under USA, wb.

VATICAN STATE   13830 kHz  Jan 10 at 15.51 UT, VR in Amharic, S=9+10dB,
with long/short path echo. This is 250 kW at 135 degrees. Exacerbated by
SMG capability of radiating considerable signal directly off the back of
antenna, which would be 315 degrees, USward. Strangely enough, di-
stancefromto.net does have Santa Maria di Galeria in its database,
computing distance direct to Enid as 8786.29 km 5459.55 statute miles.

Rounding off a bit, taking Earth circumference as 40,075 km, the long-
path 31289 km, which is 22503 km further than shortpath. Taking speed of
light at 299,792 km/sec, that makes a delay of 0.075 second or approx.
1/13 of one second echo. That is, assuming propagation at ground level,
so everything slightly further bouncing up and down from the ionosphere.
How many hops, I wonder?

11935, Jan 10 at 1557 UT, I also hear the other VR Amharic, just in time
with IS and cut off at 1558* UT; no echo noted. This one is 250 kW at
113 degrees azimuth from SMG.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Jan 10)

VATICAN STATE   Vatican Radio via Santa Maria di Galeria outlets
13830 and 11935 kHz even from bcast center Santa Maria di Galeria,
at 15.34 UT S=9+20 or -53dB, resp. S=9+15dB or -61dBm,

BACKLOBE azimuth in southern Iceland Kiwi rx server noted remotedly.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

VIETNAM    QSL  Voice of Vietnam. Received a QSL card from the Russian
service of the Voice of Vietnam for the report dated November 30, 2021.
The QSL topic is the same - The Way Back. Two envelopes were received at
once with a dispatch date of December 16, 2021. In the first envelope, the
postcard "Dong Xuan Street in Hanoi" was added. In the second envelope,
a paper craft
(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS "open-dx"; via RUSdx #1167 via
wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)


Log of Alberta Canada remoted SDR unit on Jan 4th, 23.20 to 23.47 UT

13650even CUB  CRI Beijing Portuguese relay, replaced by all music sce
          only transmission via Quivican San Felipe TITAN site of RTC /
          RadioCuba common relay site. S=9+25dB at 23.20 UT on Jan 4.
          Chinese service, endless string instrument music.
13740even CUB  RHC Spanish language from Bauta site, 22-05 UT requested?
          S=8-9 at 23.25 UT on Jan 4.
13844.989 USA  WWCR Nashville TN, En sermon, S=9 strength at 23.28 UT.
15190.090 BRA  Radio Inconfidencia, poor and tiny signal S=6, 23.30 UT.
15230even CUB  RHC Port to Brazil SoAM target, via Quivican San Felipe
          TITAN 250 kW site, poor S=7 backlobe signal into Alberta-CAN
          S=7 at 23.33 UT, difficult to understand details.
15364.997 GUM  KSDA AWR Agat sce in Thai language on Tuesdays,
          at 23.35 UT heard piano mx program.
15370even CUB  RHC Bauta site, likely Spanish to EUR, poor backlobe S=5-6,
          at 23.37. Scheduled 20.30-24.00 UT.
          A-2 antenna of main azimuth 10degr, vary plus +30degr slewed.
15610.003 USA  WEWN1 in English, S=7 in Alberta, 23.39 UT on Jan 4.
15625.037 GUM  KSDA AWR Agat in Mandarin Chinese, S=6-7 sidelobe 23.40 UT
15639.968 PHL  FEBC Manila via Boceau site Burmese SoEaAS, S=5 23.42 UT
15720.011 NZL  R NZ Pacific, hard pop mx, S=8-9, 23.44 UT on Jan 4.
15730.005 CUB  RHC Bejucal site towards Rio and Buenos Aires, backlobe
          signal, French Creole likely, Portuguese ? til 01.00 UT,
          poor backlobe S=4-5 at 23.47 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 4)

Log of Friday Jan 7th at 03.00 and 04.00 UT in Masset BC-CAN, Edmonton-
Alberta-CAN, Rochester NY state noted remotedly on various Perseus SDR
units there.

3215even USA  WWCR Nashville TN, S=4-5 poor -106dBm in Masset BC-CAN
         at 03.02 UT, and S=9+15dB in Rochester NY-USA at 03.04 UT re-
         motedly. Checked against CHU Ottawa time and standard signal
         on 3330 kHz. Pastor from Connecticut address and phone # +867.
4764.998 CUB  Radio Progreso via 50kW ex USSR unit at Bejucal, S=5-6 at
         03.15 UT on Jan 7, Latin AM music px, what else ?
5040even CUB  RHC Bauta outlet in Spanish, also LatinAM mx, at 03.17 UT
         'la historia ... musica ... '
5024.996 CUB  rather odd fq sce from Bauta, low power reserve unit ?
         S=6 at 03.19 UT. Talk in Spanish.
6000even CUB  Powerhouse but MUCH AUDIO DISTORTED signal of RHC English
         via Quivican San Felipe TITAN 250 kW, S=9+20dB at 03.22 UT.
         Lengthy report of Calais France / English channel on refugee
         boat people on ships to British coast beach shores.
6060 nothing nil of Cuba at 03.24 UT.
6150.024 BRA  Likely Radio Saturno, from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
         at 03.25 UT equal level co-channel.
6150even ROU  RRI Galbeni in Spanish, S=6 at 03.26 UT.
6159.889 USA  Poor string of likely exciter signal of WBCQ in Maine
         border state in NoEaUSA, S=4 at 03.28 UT on Jan 7th.
6184.969 MEX  XEPPM R. Educacion Mexico City D.F., S=4-5, -102dBm poor
         and tiny noted in remote Rochester-NY Perseus SDR unit.
         At 03.30 UT saxophone dance mx like England Slow Waltz of the
         20ties last century.
9535.005 CUB  RHC Bejucal 100kW unit at Bejucal site, LatinAM target
         azimuth towards MEX, GTM, to Panama Colombia. S=5-6 sidelobe
         out to NY state USA. 03.33 UT on Jan 7th.
9560even MDG  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo in Swahili to EaAF target azimuth,
         brokered of ENC Encompass Digital Media Services FMO;   or-
         ganized via MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay facility
         S=8 signal in NY state in 03.30-04.00 UT slot. At 03.40 UT
         to mention excellent audio quality transmission.
9650.003 CUB  RHC Bejucal in Spanish southeasterly azimuth towards
         at Trinidad, Antilles, Suriname SoAM, information talk S=5
         at 03.45 UT.
9699.996 CUB  RHC Bauta ex49mb in B-20 formerly, in English language
         at 03.48 UT // QUIvican San Felipe TITAN 250kW on 6000 kHz.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 5)

Log of Wednesday Jan 5th at 17.30 and 18.00 UT in Brisbane Queensland AUS
remotedly on that Perseus SDR unit there.

11530.032 TUR  Despite Kurdish radio relay 'Radyo Denge Welat' brokered by
          BRB Broadcast Belgium,  <https://www.broadcast.be>  co-ch here,
          is usually jammed since 19 October 2019 by Turkish state organi-
          zation intelligence security jamming program from TRT bcast
          center Emirler, the Turkish jammer was alone remained on this
          channel at this 17.30 UT onwards hour.
          S=8 at 17.30 UT in Australia.
11549.978 MRA  RFA US AGM prop station in Korean, via Saipan Agingan Point
          S=5-6 backlobe in AUS, at 17.32 UT on Jan 5.
11590even MRA  RFA US AGM in Mandarin Chinese, via main AGM Tinian relay,
          S=8 backlobe, and tremendous broadband co-channel also of
11590even CHN  CNR1 jammer of mainland China security organization service
          against US RFA and VoA // organization into Far East Asia.
11659.984 SWZ  e'Swatini TWR Africa in Oromo Mon-Fri only, 17.30-18.00 UT
          sidelobe S=5 into Queensland, at 17.36 UT.
11745.011 ARS  Army radio 'Al Azm-Radio' via probably Jeddah(?) site, to
          target on southern ARS and border to Yemen national war area.
          S=7-8 sidelobe to AUS, at 17.38 UT on Jan 5.
11850even STP  US AGM relay site Pinheira, VoA in English to AF, at
          17.30-18.00 UT, S=6 signal noted in Brisbane-AUS. 17.40 UT.
11859.964 ARS  excile radio 'Rep of Yemen Radio' as guest at Riyadh bc
          center, Arabic sce, S=8-9 into Queensland heard remotedly,
          at 17.42 UT on Jan 5th.
11885even VTN  Voice of Vietnam Hanoi via Son Tay broadcast center, at
          17.43 UT. Bad OVERMODULATED audio quality, Vietnamese language
          sce at 17-18 UT S=7 strength totally sidelobe azimuth to AUS.
          and // 9730 kHz in 31 mb too, lower level of S=5.
11935even CVA  Vatican Radio in Tigre at S=7 to Horn of Africa and AUS
          azimuth behind across Indian Ocean path, 17.45 UT out of their
          Santa Maria di Galeria Vatican State bcast center.
12030even ESP  REE Noblejas NE/ME/SoAs and Indian Ocean azimuth target
          S=7-8 surprising signal in Queensland, at 17.47 UT in Arabic
          language sce. Scheduled Mon-Fri only 17.30-18.00 UT.
12064.984 UAE  BBC London in Hausa lang sce to AF azimuth, via Al Dhabbaya
          One of their ENC brokered four TXs always odd frequency.
          S=7 strength at 17.50 UT.
12120even PHL  Radio Pilipinas in Filipino via US AGM Tinang relay site
          at 17.52 UT, S=5-6 only sidelobe azimuth to Queensland-AUS.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 5)

Others heard in East Asia SDRs remotedly this 01-02 UT on Jan 10.

 4010.213 KGZ  R Birinchi Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka, 15 kW, S=8-9 in Delhi,
          at 01.00 UT on Jan 10.
12020.005 CLN  AWR Asia via SLBC relay site TRincomalee, in Amoy Chinese,
          S=6 at 01.10 UT.
11695DRM  mode  CHN mainland, CNR DRM via Dongfang Island, 01-09 UT,
          S=9+10dB in Hiroshima JPN.  Other DRM outlets on
13825DRM  CHN  CNR Beijing DRM,
13850DRM  CHN  CNR Qiqihar DRM, from far NoEasternChina. S=8-9 heard in
13870jammer    CNR1 against SOH TWN, 16 kHz wideband, S=9+20dB at 01.30 UT

11945even and 11980even CHN  CRI both from Kunming site Amoy Chinese px
          and // 17490 kHz via Beijing site. S=8 in Hiroshima-JPN at 01.34
17740jammer    CNR1 against US AGM RFA Tibetan language subject
          via Saipan MRA Agingan Point relay, S=7-8 signal in Tokyo JPN.

17770DRM  CHN  CNR Dong Fang island, S=6-7 at 01.40 UT.
17830DRM  CHN  CNR Urumqi site in NoWeChina, S=8 at 01.42 UT.

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


European, Private Shortwave Stations - January 1st, 2022

Only legal stations are included. Most stations use low power,
but a few use several kW.

kHz  Country  Name  Transmitter site  Schedule  (UTC)
 3955 D   Radio Channel 292 Rohrbach Waal Daily 0700-2000 & 2200-0600
 3975 D   Shortwave Gold Winsen Daily 0700-2100
 3985 D   Shortwaveservice Kall-Krekel Daily 1500-2100
 3995 D   HCJB Weenermoor 24/7
 5895 NOR The Sea / Radio Northern Star Bergen Silent,
          but renewal of license granted.
 5920 D   HCJB Weenermoor Daily 0700-1705
 5930 DNK World Music Radio Bramming 24/7
 5955 NL  Sunlite Westdorpe 24/7. From week 2: Daily 0400-1700
 5970 DNK Radio208 Hvidovre 24/7
 5980 DNK Radio OZ-Viola Hillerod Wed 2200-2300
 5980 FIN Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st Sa LT of the month
          (not in January).
 5990 NL  Lomp Radio Klazienaveen F.pl.
 6005 D   Shortwaveservice Kall-Krekel Daily 0900-1700
 6020 NL  Radio Delta International Elburg Su 0600-1500
 6055 DNK Radio OZ-Viola Hillerod Sa-Su 1200-1400
 6070 D   Radio Channel 292 Rohrbach Waal 24/7
 6085 D   Shortwaveservice Kall-Krekel Daily 0800-1800
          (Radio MiAmigo Int'l)
 6115 D   Radio SE-TA 2 Gera Irr. (0900-1200 UTC)
 6125 NL  Radio Europe Alphen a/d Rijn Irr. (1400-2300 UTC)
 6140 NL  Radio Onda, Belgium Borculo, NL Irr. (weekends)
 6150 D   Europa 24 Datteln Daily 0800-1605
 6160 D   Shortwave Gold Winsen 0800-1500
 6170 FIN Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st Sa of the month
          (not in January).
 6170 NL  Radio Piepzender Zwolle F.pl. (or 6195)
 6185 NL  Radio Piepzender Zwolle Irr. (will change to 6170 or 6195 kHz)
 6195 NL  Radio Piepzender Zwolle F. pl. (or 6170)
 7280 NL  Rockpower Nijmegen Irr.
 7340 NL  Radio Delta International Elburg F.pl.
 7365 D   HCJB Weenermoor 0900-1500
 7445 NL  Radio Piepzender Zwolle Irr. (0800-1800 UTC)
 9530 NL  Radio Onda, Belgium Borculo, NL Irr. (weekends)
 9670 D   Radio Channel 292 Rohrbach Waal 24/7
11690 FIN Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st Sa of the month
          (not in January)
11720 FIN Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st Sa LT of the month
          (not in January)
15785 D   FunkLust Erlangen DRM-modulation
15790 DNK World Music Radio Randers 24/7
25800 DNK World Music Radio Marslet, Aarhus 24/7

This list is compiled by Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN each first day of the
month - based on details supplied by the radio stations, the stations
websites, monitoring observations, HFCC registrations, and some
presumptions. The list is not copyrighted and may be published everywhere.
Subscription by email is free of charge; write to: <shn@wmr.dk>
(via printed wwdxc "DX Magazine" 10 Jan 2022)    NL = HOL ITU Geneve call.

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -

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