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BC-DX 1405                                                   16 Nov 2019
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ALASKA   6075even fluttery but real S=9+5dB KNLS Anchor Point at 08.23 UT
in English program, some music piece, then "If you give me a son ...."
chapter-1 read,    also

7370even  KNLS Chinese from Anchor Point, 08-09 UT Mandarin
Chinese, S=8 in Alberta at 08.28 UT on Nov 10.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 10)

[Madagascar] - Received a new QSL card from the Madagascar World Voice
radio station for receiving the broadcast in Russian 28 September 2019 at
a frequency of 9845 kHz from 19.00 to 20.00 UTC with the image Chameleon,
was sent from Alaska, USA. With the stamp "KNLS / MWV".
(SS, RUSdx #1054 Nov 10)

only heard a single tx from Anchor Point,
i.e. on ly 11785 and 11830 kHz, see table and www-site

ALASKA   KNLS Anchor Point B-19 requests in hfcc.org database
6045 1100 1200 24,33,34 NLS 100 300   0 Rus USA NLS FCC
6075 0800 0900 45,50N   NLS 100 270 -30 Eng USA NLS FCC
not on air on Nov 13, 08-09 UT.
6115 1000 1100 45,50N   NLS 100 270 -30 Eng USA NLS FCC
not on air on Nov 13, 10-11 UT.
6120 0900 1000 24,33,34 NLS 100 300   0 Rus USA NLS FCC

7370 0800 0900 33SE,44  NLS 100 285 -15 Cmn USA NLS FCC
S=8-9 in Edmonton-CAN, S=7-8 in various Perseus SDR in all-Japan,
but heavy OTHR QRM in widerange 7340-7397 kHz band at 08.45 UT. wb.
7370 0900 1000 33SE,44  NLS 100 285 -15 Cmn USA NLS FCC

9665 1000 1100 33SE,44  NLS 100 285 -15 Cmn USA NLS FCC
likely KNLS Chinese,
some co-channel mixture  n o t  with KRE,
rather Brazil 9664.877 kHz.
Seemingly Pyongyang 9665 kHz is off at 10 UT ?
9665 1100 1200 33SE,44  NLS 100 285 -15 Cmn USA NLS FCC
9665 1200 1300 45,50N   NLS 100 270 -30 Eng USA NLS FCC

11670 1200 1300 45,50N   NLS 100 270 -30 Eng USA NLS FCC
but 7355 kHz wrong in Aoki list.
11670 1300 1400 24,33,34 NLS 100 300   0 Cmn USA NLS FCC
not heard on Nov 12, wb.
11670 1400 1500 45,50N   NLS 100 270 -30 Eng USA NLS FCC
but 7355 kHz wrong in Aoki list.

11755 1500 1600 24,33,34 NLS 100 300   0 Rus USA NLS FCC
11785 1300 1400 24,33,34 NLS 100 300   0 Cmn USA NLS FCC
S=8 in remote SDR at Edmonton, Alb-CAN, Nov 12, wb.
11830 1400 1500 24,33,34 NLS 100 300   0 Cmn USA NLS FCC
S=6 in remote SDR at Edmonton, Alb-CAN, Nov 12, wb.
11830 1500 1600 24,33,34 NLS 100 300   0 Cmn USA NLS FCC

KNLS Anchor Point only a single transmitter on air on Nov 12 and 13.
ALASKA 08-09 UT not 6075 kHz on air,

08-09 UT 7370 S=8-9 noted in Edmonton-CAN, S=7-8 strength in various
remote SDR rxs in -allJapan locations.

But heavy QRM on wideband 7340 to 7397 kHz OTHR strong noise
at 08.50 UT on Nov 13.

NOT KNLS En on 6115 kHz, empty channel.

9665 kHz likely poor KNLS Chinese Mandarin signal,
not Pyongyang KRE noted at this hour,
but rather Brazil 9664.877 kHz.

at 15.20 UT on Nov 12.

only heard on 11830 kHz Chinese
in Delhi, Hiroshima, Gifu, and Tokyo remotedly Nov 12.

11830 1500 1600 24,33,34 NLS 100 300   0 Cmn USA NLS FCC
all S=8 - 9 in peaks, not strong though,

Despite no signal of KNLS on 11755 kHz.
11755 1500 1600 24,33,34 NLS 100 300   0 Rus USA NLS FCC

<https://knls-org.wcbroadcasting.com/broadcasting-front.html>

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12 / 13)

ALBANIA    Re: Zeitumstellung und Polskie Radio, Radio Tirana, ...
[see under TURKEY ]

Fall 2: Auf 15770 kHz wollte ich heute Abend 2030-2100 UTC die englische
Sendung von Radio Tirana via WRMI hoeren. Kein Wortbeitrag - nur flotte
albanische Musik.

Und das Beste: Es ist jeden Tag die gleiche Musik! xD

Der Auslandsrundfunk in Tirana verfuegt naemlich ueber 2 Kanaele:

- "Radio Tirana 3":
<http://149.202.220.47:8888/radiotirana3.m3u>

Hier wurde offensichtlich ein umfangreiches 24-Stunden-Auslandsprogramm
in albanischer Sprache aufgebaut, das ausschliesslich im Internet zu
hoeren ist; einen Satelliten-Sendeplatz auf Eutelsat 16A scheint es - im
Gegensatz zu den anderen Programmen - nicht zu geben.

- "Radio Tirana Internacional (RTI)":
<http://149.202.220.47:8888/rti.m3u>

Hier gibt es die Sendungen in Fremdsprachen sowie Sendeplaetze in
Albanisch um 16.00-17.30 ME(S)Z, 01.00-02.00 ME(S)Z, 04.00-05.30 ME(S)Z,
09.00-10.00 ME(S)Z / CEST.
Hier scheint jeden Tag die gleiche Albanisch-Sendung zu hoeren sein,
das Programm wird offenbar nicht mehr aktualisiert.

So kommt es, dass WRMI um 17.00-17.30 MEZ/CET (1600-1630 UT) in B-19
jeden Tag die gleiche Musik aus dem letzten Drittel dieser alten
Albanisch-Sendung aufzeichnet und via Kurzwelle ausstrahlt!

Der absolut gleiche Fehler tritt uebrigens auch bei radio360.eu auf:

Statt der englischen Sendung wird seit der Umstellung auf Winterzeit
jeden Tag besagtes Musikprogramm hochgeladen:

<http://www.radio360.eu/index.php/english-podcasts/74-albania>

Der Gesamtsendeplan der Auslandsprogramme von Radio Tirana ist
zu finden unter:

<http://ab27.bplaced.net/tirana.pdf>
(Alexander Busneag-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 13)

ANTARCTICA   LRA36 QSL-Bestaetigung - 40 Jahre Programm aus der Antarktis.

<https://www.wwdxc.de/qsls/antarctica/page-0002.htm>

(Salue, Paul Reinersch Saar, A-DX newsgroup Nov 9)

ARGENTINA   New Argentinian frequency

The excellent F_B page Argentina AM y FM has just reported that Radio
Provincial de Rio Colorado has moved from 1580 kHz to 880 kHz.
This station in common with many others runs 1kW daytime and 0.25 kW
nighttime.

The station has no callsign so it does not appear in my spreadsheet.

For your information - with strange variation in the images -
the 60M monopole can be found at location
40 34 33 S   67 45 23 W
Google Earth does have the mast showing, Google Maps does not etc.
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, mwmasts newsgroup Nov 13)

AUSTRALIA    Wolfie's log of 4KZ:
5055.006 kHz tentativelly AUS poor S=4-5 string visible, 4KZ progr
at 12.05 UT on Nov 8.

Hi Wolfie, cut off times for 4KZ (5055 kHz):
Nov 6, at 1242* UT.
Nov 3, at 1243* UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

AUSTRALIA   5055 kHz  Radio 4KZ, at 1242* cl-d, Nov 13. Mostly unusable.
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 14)

BANGLADESH    4750even  BGD Betar Bangladesh Shavar. Came across of
BGD signal around 12.58-13.00 UT in remote SDR rx at Delhi. S=9+35dB
powerhouse, MUCH MUCH OVERMODULATED, I guess the BGD technicans KILL the
Thomcast TX at Dhaka Shavar soon,

and after final annmt at 13.00 UT
heard powerful BUZZ on 150, 250, 350 ... Hertz peaks distance,
as well as powerful 1 kHz distance either sideband visible -
test tone continously.  73 wb  df5sx

when checked at 15.45 UT same 1000 Hertz test tone heard on 4750 kHz again
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 14)

CAMBODIA [and non]   The merits of the specialists of Voice of Vietnam
Radio formed the basis for the development of Cambodia radio station.

<https://vovworld.vn/en-US/saturday-report/the-faithful-friendship-
between-vov-and-cambodian-radio-790061.vov>

In 1979, after the overthrow of the Polpot regime of genocide, the
government Cambodia invited Radio 'Voice of Vietnam' to send a
delegation of technicians and radio editors to assist in rebuilding a
radio station in Phnom Penh.

40 years ago, the first delegation of technicians and editors of Radio
Voice Vietnam led by Huin Ngok Anom went to Cambodia to provide help
radio station Cambodia. According to Dao Tien Ngo - one of the members
delegations, they had to work around the clock in order to study
broadcasting system of the Phnom Penh radio station and then
Vietnamese specialists started technical training for this
radio stations. Dao Tien Ngo recalls:

We encountered difficulties in training workers of the radio station
of Cambodia since we did not understand each other's languages friend.
We had to talk to them in English. Thanks the perseverance of both
parties, qualified personnel were trained for Cambodian radio
station.

Nguyen Van Khiem - former employee of the French edition of the
Foreign Broadcasting Service, one of the members of the delegation of
Radio Voice of Vietnam, who worked in Cambodia from 1980 to 1984,
recalls: At midnight, when we were sleeping, rang out shots. We all
lay on the floor.

Thanks to the experts of Radio Voice of Vietnam, were prepared qualified
footage for a Cambodian radio station specializing in broadcasts in
English, French, Thai, Lao and Vietnamese. Editor Nguyen Van Khiem says:

We provided radio stations of Cambodia support in the production of radio
programs as well as how to improve qualifications in journalism>.

The disinterested help of the Vietnamese specialists of the radio
station of Cambodia in particular, and the communication activities of
this country as a whole, received praised Cambodian Minister of
Information Khieu Kanyarit during his visit to Vietnam in December
2018. Minister shared his Reflections:

We want the parties to continue to intensify cooperation, meetings
and exchanges in the near future between our radio stations countries.
Some radio stations of the provinces and cities of our
country wish learn from and interact with the Vietnamese side.

The merits of the specialists of Radio "Voice of Vietnam" served as
the basis for development radio stations of Cambodia, and also helped
strengthen friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia. [sic!!!:::]

(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via RUSdx 20 Oct via dxld)

CANADA   [non]   Bible Voice Broadcasting B-19 schedule

<https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4cc9dace59809f3253d3d81fa/files/5d8829a2-
2aca-4236-b71b-79faedffbf9b/BVB_Winter_Frequency_Schedule_2019.pdf>

(via Edward Kusalik, Alberta, dxld wor Nov 13)

CHINA   6000.029 odd fq of CHN Beijing Mandarin Chinese with some English
lesson words in between, 07.43 UT, S=7 or -84dBm,
HFCC request list show #926 antenna, quadrant non-directional type.

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

CHINA   {EAST TURKISTAN}   4850 & 4980 & 5060 kHz, Xinjiang PBS,
at 1327 UT on Nov 12.

First day back again on these frequencies (different services), with their
winter schedule. As usual, Hiroshi (Japan) has all the excellent details:

"Xinjiang PBS Winter frequencies: eff from 1100 UT on Nov 12, 2019

Uighur 2300-1800 (Tue. 0800-1100 off the air)
 3990 2310-0300, 1135-1800
 4980 2310-0300, 1135-1800
 6120 2310-0300, 1200-1800
 7205 2310-0300, 1225-1800
 7275 0300-1200
 9560 0245-1200
11885 0250-1200
13670 0300-1225

Chinese 2300-1800 (Tue. 0800-1100 off the air)
 3950 2310-0230, 1145-1800
 5060 2310-0300, 1135-1800
 5960 2310-1800
 7260 0230-1200
 7310 2310-0300, 1200-1800
 9600 0300-1200
11770 0250-1200

Mongolian 2330-0330, 0530-1030, 1230-1800 (Tue. 0800-1100 off the air)
4500 2340-0330, 1210-1800
6190 2340-0330, 1210-1800
7230 0510-1050
9510 0510-1050

Kazakh 2330-1800 (Tue. 0800-1100 off the air)
4850 2340-0300, 1155-1800
6015 2340-0345, 1150-1800
7340 0300-1155
9470 0345-1150

Kyrgyz 0330-0530, 1030-1230
7295 0310-0530, 1030-1230 [noted Nov 13, with 1230 UT; very weak; at first
thought it might be return of Traxx FM, but clearly not! - Ron]
9705 0310-0530, 1030-1230"
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 14)

CHINA   PRC17, otherwise in the Kazakh language, changed the time of
transmission of lessons in Russian. Now they come out from the 1st to
the 15th day of the month. From Oct 16th, lessons are in English. Time:
from Monday to Friday from 1510 to about 1515 UT, and on weekends
from 1220 to about 1232 UT - frequencies 9630 and 11630 kHz.
Probably soon there will be 6145 and 9630 kHz?
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, RUSdx 20 Oct via dxld)

CROATIA   DAB+ in Kroatien.

Der OIV-DAB+ Test geht in ein weiteres Jahr und gestern Nov 15 wurden die
Interessenten an der Teilnahme veroeffentlicht.

Neben den bereits dieses Jahr aktiven Programmen Radio Dalmacija,
DALMACIJA, Narodni Radio, Gradski Radio Trogir, Radio Banovina,
Antena Zadar, Otvoreni Radio, Antena Zagreb und City Radio sind
das Radio Deejay HR, Domaci Radio Nova Gradiska, Laganini FM Brod,
Radio Quirinus, Radio 057, Radio Istra, Radio Jedan, Yammat FM
und die 3 oeffentlich rechtlichen Programme HR1, HR2 und HR3.

Nicht mehr mit dabei sein wird demnach Radio Vallis Aurea.

Es bleibt aber abzuwarten, ob auch alle tatsaechlich teilnehmen werden,
denn einige der Interessenten standen auch schon auf der Liste fuer
dieses Jahr, ohne dann aktiv zu werden.
(Patrick Robic-AUT A-DX Nov 16)

CUBA   Something's always wrong at RHC. ... on Sunday Nov 10th

In 07.50-08.00 UT slot only a single RHC English txion noted on
6165even CUB RHC Bauta in English,
- not 6000 6060, nor 6100 kHz outlet on air -
07.50 UT S=9+10dB in remote SDR at Edmonton, Alb-CAN.

6165 kHz was on duty til 08.00:10 final piano mx theme,
08.00:56 UT Bauta TX OFF switch.

When traced the 49 mb then, noted a short appearance on air,
and an empty carrier on
6100even kHz little stronger S=9+20dB - than 6165 kHz,
seemingly RHC Bauta as empty carrier on air at single minute duration,
the technician at Bauta were real 08.01:42 to 08.02.43 UT ON AIR
on 6100 kHz in 49 mb positively ...
BOT NOT ON AIR
RHC Bauta in Esperanto special - nothing today on a single fq 6100 kHz

also
5025 kHz - seldom noted odd fq - this morning 2 Hertz on lower side -
Radio Rebelde Bauta, S=9+10dB at 07.52 UT.

5800.017 (!) not exact aligned at Okeechobee Florida, WRMI lower power
seemingly, only at S=7 level heard in Alberta remotedly.

5850even TOM BS roarer on WRMI in FL state, S=9+30 before 08.00 UT,
but when checked little later at 08.05 UT,
noted digital tones of hobby px "SW Radiogram" via WRMI Okeechobee FL
at 11 kHz wideband signal block.

My userlist_1 file data on B-19 of Nov 6 of Aoki Nagoya Club
show also "SW Radiogram" on Sat/Sun 0800-0830 UT, but instead heard
a music program like Cuban Rumba high speed
or West African origin ?, S=9+10dB at 08.08 UT on Nov 10.

6155even KOR KBS Kimjae in Japanese sce S=9 level at 08.20 UT.
7275even KOR KBS Kimjae in Japanese sce S=9 at 08.29 UT.

7220even D BVB via Nauen 100 kW 260deg azimuth in B-19 season,
S=7-8 in western Canada remote SDR Edmonton Alberta unit at 08.28 UT.

TOM BS roarer via WRMI Okeechobee FL state at 08.25 UT on Nov 10 on
7570 kHz S=9+40dB powerhouse,
7780 kHz S=9+20dB.

Log Monday Nov 11 at 07-08 UT. Something's always wrong at RHC. ...

In 07.40-08.00 UT slot only a single RHC English txion noted on
6165even CUB RHC Bauta in English,
- not 6000 6060, nor 6100 kHz outlet on air -
07.45 UT S=9+15dB in remote SDR at Edmonton, Alb-CAN.

6165 kHz was on duty at Arnie Coro's final annmt,
"Very Good DX"..., CW signature at 07.47:32 UT on Nov 11.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 10 / 11)

CUBA   Radio Habana Cuba B-19 schedule to start 17/18 November.
see full schedule on previous bcdx #1404 issue file.
Cuba is now again using UTC minus 5 hours time zone.

Saludos:
Es nuestro proposito iniciar el uso del B-19
para los dias 17 y 18 de Noviembre.

Ahora estamos con un esquema provisional con desplazamiento de una hora,
porque desde el dia 3 cambio la hora en Cuba para UTC minus 5 hrs

Regards
Prof. Arnaldo Coro Antich
Radio Habana Cuba
(Prof. Arnaldo Coro Antich-CUB  CO2KK, November 14, 12.03 UT)

CUBA   CRI 5910 v 5990 kHz.
5910* (checked) CRI English (via Quivican) at 0300 UT. Heard on Zenith
Transoceanic and provided whip w/ Talk show breaking to pop music, old cut
by Anthony Kiedis/Red Hot Chilis, then a dialogue about hand washing.
Noted hum to otherwise good signal and audio (hum not AC here, as I was
using portable on DC battery). Transmission cut out once during the bx -
Excellent on Nov 3.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor Nov 5)

CRI QUI is never on 5990 at 0300, only until 0100. Just hearing end of
hour now at 0358 on 5910, where it has been since replacing 9790,
also last winter.

yes - real 0300 En, 04 Chinese 5910 via CRI relay at QUI Quivican TITAN
relay. (gh)
In B17 / B18 seasons on 9790 kHz instead
to zones 6 / 7, CeUSA, WeUSA. wb.

CUBA   6060 kHz  RHC Bauta  ?

Mir ist auch aufgefallen, dass der RHC-Sender auf 6060 kHz in letzter Zeit
kaum noch stoerte, oder der ist inzwischen nicht mehr 100 kW
schwer...? - kubanischer Energiemangel etwa als Ursache? -

Noch vor 1 Jahr beeintraechtigte dieser Sender den Empfang des
Indianer-Radios doch erheblich.

Stationen mit nur 1 kW aus Suedamerika konnte ich mit meiner Ausruestung
eher hoechst selten empfangen.

Und die 6050 kHz DX-Sendung Radio HCJB Quito Ecuador gehen mir doch sehr
oft ins Netz, manchmal sogar ziemlich loud & clear, so auch zuletzt
am 9. November.

Am 9. November lief bereits 2x das deutschsprachige DX-Programm auf
6050 kHz, um 03:00h und um 03:30h UTC, teilweise durchaus verstaendlich.

73s + Gruss aus Tirol,
(Wolfgang Gargitter-AUT. AR-7030 / ALA-1530, A-DX Nov 15)

re 6060 kHz RHC Bauta. Kubanischer Energiemangel etwa als Ursache?

Man hat noch ausreichend Mittel / Strom, um auch starke Stoersender
gegen die Yankees / R Marti stundenlang einzusetzen.

Noeh, wahrscheinlich ist der Sender defekt,
6060 kHz in Bauta ist seit mindestens Mitte August nicht mehr auf Sendung.
Alle anderen RHC, CRI relays, R Rebelde und R Progreso Aussendungen aus
Kuba sind auf Sendung.

Arnie teilte mir vor 3 Wochen auch mal wieder mit, dass sie weiterhin den
Plan verfolgen, einer der alten USSR 50 kW Sender in Bejucal im 90 mb um
die
3200 kHz Frequenz auf Sendung zu bringen, ist nicht neu,
er geht mit dieser Idee schon lange 'schwanger'.

Am Montag dem 18. Nov. geht laut Arnaldo CO2KK der neue B-19 Winterplan
in Kraft, dieser enthaelt weiterhin die fq 6060 kHz 0000-0500 Spanish
bzw. 05-07 in English, Senderichtung NY / NJ USA.

Dies muss aber nicht unbedingt stimmen ... ist halt 3. Welt und nicht der
ORS Moosbrunn...  73 wb

CUBA   6165, Nov 10 at 0733, only RHC left, Spanish song but
presumably English service; so what will become of Esperanto now
rescheduled to 0800 UT Sundays on one 49mb frequency? Unfortunately,
I am still awake at 0801, when 6165 and all others are off.
Something's always wrong at RHC.

However, wide-awake in Germany, Wolfgang Bueschel also monitored:
"Something's always wrong at RHC, on Sunday Nov 10th. In 0750-0800 UT
slot only a single RHC English transmission noted on 6165even, not
6000 6060, nor 6100 kHz outlet on air - 0750 UT S=9+10dB in remote SDR
at Edmonton, Alb-CAN. 6165 kHz was on duty til 0800:10 final piano
music theme, 0800:56 UT Bauta TX OFF switch.

When traced the 49 mb then, noted a short appearance on air, and an
empty carrier on 6100even little stronger S=9+20dB - than 6165,
seemingly RHC Bauta as empty carrier on air at single minute duration,
the technician at Bauta were real 0801:42 to 0802.43 ON AIR
on 6100 kHz in 49 mb positively; BOT NOT ON AIR RHC Bauta in Esperanto
special - nothing today on a single fq 6100 kHz".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 10)

CYPRUS   990 kHz - Cape Greco, superpower MW Cyprus relays, closing.

USAGM CYPRUS: the contract with the Cypriot authorities provides for the
rehabilitation of the land. USAGM has already issued a tender for the
dismantling of its facilities.
(Michel Fremy-BEL, MWCircle iog via dxld Oct 31)

Cyprus - Cape Greco closure.

In reality, the dismantling of the facilities and the restoration of the
site was an obligation laid down in the contract between SOMERA and the
Government of Cyprus since 1970.

<https://www.media-
radio.info/radiodiffusion/index.php?radiodiffusion=Chypre&id=11&cat_id=5>

The municipality develops these arguments for electioneering reasons!

USAGM had already launched a "Contract Opportunities" last summer.

<https://www.media-
radio.info/radiodiffusion/index.php?radiodiffusion=Chypre&id=72&cat_id=5>
(Michel Fremy-BEL, wor Nov 14)

Re:  990 kHz  Cape Greco, superpower MW Cyprus relays, closing.

Cyprus - Cape Greco closure

High-power masts at Cavo Greco will be removed early next year following
pressure from local authorities, the Ayia Napa municipality said on
Tuesday.

Removal of the masts had been a long-standing demand because of the risks
to the health of the residents and the environment, the municipality said.

The transmitters were used by the United States Broadcasting Board of
Governors and the French organisation Somera. Both organisations have
decided to terminate their broadcasts by the end of January 2020.

Neither broadcaster would seek to relocate elsewhere on the island.

"The Ayia Napa mayor and council feel particularly satisfied and relieved
that the high-power radio transmitters installed at Cavo Greco and used to
broadcast to the Middle East will become a thing of the past," a written
statement said.

The risks to public health were confirmed by studies, which found that the
antennae emitted electromagnetic energy that was 113 times above permitted
levels, the municipality said.

After the removal of the installations, the area will be accessible to the
public, contributing to the municipality's efforts to turn into a green
local authority, fully harmonised with the green city philosophy applied
in large European cities.
(source? via Steve Whitt-UK, Nov 12, MWCircle iog via dxld gh Nov 14)

CZECH REPUBLIC  [non]  USA / Czech Republic / Lithuania.
Finally, I still got a full QSL-card (namely, not a letter!)

From Radio Liberty from Prague. Confirmed Reception in Russian at a
frequency of 1386 kHz September 20 from 1800 UT, through Lithuania
(UTENA).

 Verification done on normal letterhead RFE / RL confirmation, filled with
ballpoint pen with all the details and sent without an envelope in the
form of a postcard from Prague 30 Sept 2019 and received by me on 15 Oct
2019. On the main side of the card is a photograph, Head Office "Radio
Free Europe / Radio Liberty" in Prague. My acted letters and your
invaluable help!

In yesterday's news about receiving the long-awaited confirmation from
Radio Liberty, I forgot to mention that I wrote a letter and a reception
report in English only and sent it to the public relations director Jana
Hokuvova

<hokuvovaj -at- rferl.org>

with a request to hand it over to a person, who deals with confirmations.
Yana instantly reacted and ferried, about which I briefed me the next day.
And the direct mail address of the girl confirming the reports did not
write ...
(Sergey Shokhin, Selyatino-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx",
QSL World, RUSdx 20 Oct via dxld)

ECUADOR    Informationen zum Sender auf 6050 kHz: 6050 - ein Projekt der
Andenstimme.

Das "Projekt 6050" ist ein 1 kW - Kurzwellensender, der speziell fuer die
Ausstrahlung der Indianersprachen Ecuadors auf dem Vulkan Pichincha
aufgestellt wurde.

<https://andenstimme.org/indianerradio/>

73 Christoph OE2CRM  <http://ratzer.at>  <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>
<http://a-dx.at/facebook>  (A-DX newsgroup Nov 15)

DX-Sendung Radio HCJB Quito Ecuador.

Aber hat der Sender am Pichincha nicht doch eher 10 kW?

Stationen mit nur 1 kW aus Suedamerika konnte ich mit meiner Ausruestung
eher hoechst selten empfangen.

Und die 6050 kHz gehen mir doch sehr oft ins Netz, manchmal sogar ziemlich
loud & clear, so auch zuletzt am 9. November.

Mir ist auch aufgefallen, dass der RHC-Sender auf 6060 kHz in letzter Zeit
kaum noch stoerte, oder der ist inzwischen nicht mehr 100 kW schwer...? -
kubanischer Energiemangel etwa als Ursache? - Noch vor 1 Jahr
beeintraechtigte dieser Sender den Empfang des Indianer-Radios doch
erheblich.

Am 9. November lief bereits 2x das deutschsprachige DX-Programm auf 6050
kHz, um 03:00h und um 03:30h UTC, teilweise durchaus verstaendlich.

73s + Gruss aus Tirol,
(Wolfgang Gargitter-AUT. AR-7030 / ALA-1530, A-DX Nov 15)

GERMANY   HLR Hamburger Lokalradio 6190 kHz on shortwave.

Michael Kittner * 02. November 1946     08. November 2019
<http://hamburger-lokalradio.net/>

HLR-Ticker:

"Liebe Hoererinnen und Hoerer, nach kurzer schwerer Krankheit ist unser
Chefredakteur und Geschaeftsfuehrer der Anbietergemeinschaft Hamburger
Lokalradio e.V., Michael Kittner, am 08.11.2019 verstorben -
er wurde 73 Jahre alt! Wir trauern ..."

<http://www.radiojournal.de/radiojournal-best-of/sendungen/hlr/hlr.htm>

<http://www.radiojournal.de/radiojournal-best-
of/sendungen/hlr/audio_hamburger_lokalradio.ram>

Unfortunately, our colleague, friend and radio manager
Michael Kittner died last Friday!

For this reason, it will for the time being also no further broadcasts
our program on shortwave!

What the future holds, I can not say at the moment - only so much,
that our Hamburg local radio has to restructure completely,
because Michael Kittner, so to speak, the main player in things produce
and producing broadcasting material.

I ask on behalf of the entire staff of our transmitter
Understanding that the priorities are currently different!

With friendly greetings from Hamburg!

Hamburger Lokalradio

Peter Maiwald (Acting Program Manager)
(via Roger Thauer-D, A-DX Nov 8 / 16)

IRELAND   RTE has confirmed that it is seeking to reduce its workforce
by 200 as one of a series of measures to tackle its financial crisis and
reduce projected costs by GPD 60m over the next three years.

<https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/1106/1089209-rte-cuts/>

(John A. Figliozzi-FL-USA, wor Nov 15)

ITALY   Letter from IRRS-Shortwave (NEXUS-IBA)

"Dear Anatoly, Thank You very much for your email and reception report
of our broadcasts. We do acknowledge your reception report for our
broadcast, and we are attaching an electronic QSL card. This QSL is a
copy of the first card printed in 1990 and designed by a local artist
in Milano.

Please also notice that we have discontinued our PO BOX or any regular
mail address for listeners' correspondence, and we are unable to reply
to QSL request by regular mail.

In case you mention any particular program, we will forward your
reception report to the programmers that you heard for verification.
They may also reply to you with a QSL or verification letter. If this
is not acceptable, please let us know by return email within the next
24 hours. Please refer to our privacy policy at

<https://nexus.org/privacy-policy>

Due to budget constraints, we may be unable to reply to all QSL
requests and cannot send information, stickers, pennants, schedules or
gadgets by regular mail. However, we usually confirm by email with an
electronic QSL, upon your request, when:

1) we run special broadcasts that are announced over our mailing list
or on the air, and you request a QSL card;

2) we receive detailed comments on the content of our programming
(good or bad, not just on the technical side).

Comments on each program are extremely useful to our program producers
and, help us all in improving the quality and content of our
broadcasts.

We do take special efforts in answering your questions and confirming
your reports by email when you write to

<reports -at- nexus.org>

Please check our web site at
<https://nexus.org>
for more information on our broadcasts and our association.
Our latest schedules are available at:

<https:/www.nexus.org/schedules/>

Our broadcasts can also be received 24/24 and 7/7 over the Internet:
<https://nexus.org/mp3>         or:
<https://nexus.org/irn-player/>

You may also subscribe to our low-noise mailing list to receive
information on schedules or test broadcasts at:

<http://mailserv.nexus.org/mailman/listinfo/irrs-listeners>

Hope it helps, stay tuned and very best 73s, Ron" ["Norton"]

See the 1990 card here: Blog:
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2019/10/blog-post_13.html>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, QSL World, RUSdx 20 Oct via dxld)

KOREA REP OF    Echo of Hope - VOH, 1157 UT on Nov 12. An early start of
the program IDed as "Radio Yeogsa Geugjang" (Radio History Theater),
presenting a historical drama in Korean; started just after the English
language lesson ended; latest changes:

3990 (jammed) // 4890 (good, with no jamming) // 6000 (jammed & QRM) //
6255 (jammed) // 6355 (jammed) // 9105 kHz (good, with no jamming).
North Korea is now responding to these VOH changes in frequencies rather
rapidly.
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 13)

KUWAIT   MOI Radio Kuwait in English on nominal frequency 15529.9 kHz,
Nov 13, 0630 & 0759 UT on 15530v Kabd 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English,
instead of badly drifting.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 13)

KUWAIT   Today at Nov 13

R Kuwait Kabd in English 05-08 UT at 07.50 UT
exact on 15530.000 kHz, S=9+25dB strength, super 18 kHz wide band signal.

Also at 08.15 UT Radio Kuwait in Arabic 15515.003 kHz.

7249.854 kHz Persian at 08.10 UT, both S=9+5 to +10dB in Athens Greece
remote Perseus SDR,

11970 DRM mode visible data block 05-08 UT 10 kHz wide at 07.51 UT,
scheduled 05-08 UT.

5960 tx OFF air 07.49 UT  {acc Ivo closes at 06.26 UT already}

at 09.45 - 13.25 UT requested schedule of R Kuwait Arabic in DRM mode:
S=9+5dB measured in Athens Greece,
data block range 15104.840 to 15114.580 kHz,
and central data gap visible on exact 15109.720 kHz.

17760.000 exact fq, - RKuwait in Filipino 10-12 UT heard ID at 11 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 13)

KUWAIT   Re: Radio Kuwait, 15530 kHz, 0500-0800 UT.

Am 13.11.2019 schrieb Wolfgang Bueschel:
Ja die Urdu_sendung im 19 mb nachmittags habe ich letztens schon gehoert,
kann aber auch irregulaer in der Stetigkeit ueber die Wochen hinweg sein.

Danke sehr! :-) Also tatsaechlich Urdu in DRM? Dann koennte ich das ja zur
DRM-Uebersicht hinzufuegen:

<http://ab27.bplaced.net/drm.pdf>

Im WebSDR-Wasserfall-Archiv meine ich aber nach 1600 UT hoechstens hin
und wieder einen AM-Traeger erahnen zu koennen ...

soeben EN um 07.50 UT genau 15530.000 kHz,
S=9+25dB super 18 kHz wide band signal.

Zum allerersten Mal seit 03-Oct-2019 bleibt die Sendung brav auf 15530
kHz! Bis gestern 12-Nov-2019 ist sie wirklich jeden Tag herumgedriftet
(siehe WebSDR-Bilder):
<http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/fullday/>
(Alexander Busneag-D, Nov 13)

KUWAIT on Nov 14

5960 not on air Nov 13 nor 14 {after 06.26 UT}.

11970 DRM mode transmission on 11964.9 to 11974.8 data block at 06.42 UT,
QRM co-ch CNR2 Business Radio Mandarin underneath,
DRM signal heard in Athens Greece SDR and at Delhi India.
{co-channel CNR-2 on new 11970 kHz in B-19 season, 0100-0900 NF11970 Xian
150 kW 290 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex11845 kHz in B-18 season, Ivo-BUL}

15530even  Radio Kuwait in English, powerful clean audio of S=9+35d
at 06.44 UT,  26 kHz wideband audio signal, female presenter.

15515even R Kuwait in Arabic towards CeAsia at 59degrees azimuth.
S=7-8 backlobe noted in Athens at 06.49 UT on Nov 14.

Others at same time slot, heard on Greece and Delhi SDR rxs remotedly.

9700.005 TUT  TRT Emirler in Turkish language, economic report,
S=9+15dB at 06.38 UT.

15284.987 ARS  SBA via MOCI Riyadh-ARS in Swahili, sidelobe into Athens
Greece remote SDR rx, S=6-7 also in Delhi, 06.53 UT on Nov 14.

15315 kHz much odd frequency, seldom reported of BBC relays, like
15315.126 kHz UAE  odd signal from BBC Arabic at ENC Encompass Digital
Media Services relay at Al Dhabbaya UAE.
One of five UAE txs in use, is likely odd fq continously up some 120 Hertz
S=8 backlobe noted in remote SDR rx at Delhi India.

15440.008 IRN  VoIRIB Sirjan in Hebrew at 0650-0720 UT, noted at 06.57 UT,
sidelobe signal S=8-9 in Delhi India.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 13 / 14)

MADAGASCAR  /  UNKNOWNIAS   11985 kHz  2108 UT, Nov 8; Heavy Afro-accented
W in English w/end-times stuff. S20 peaks;
EiBi shows Adventist World Radio in "NIG" here at this time; same in
Aoki Nagoya list except in "Cam" via Madagascar.
(Harold Frodge-DXP, wor Nov 8)

Pcm = Nigerian Pidgin; via MGLOB  Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay
facility.

MALAYSIA   Re:  Sarawak FM reactivated on 9835 kHz.

From Hiroyuki Komatsubara-JPN:

9835kHz RTM It's been a long time since broadcasting !

2233 UT on Nov 11. 9835 kHz MALAYSIA, RTM Sarawak FM, (around) *2233- UT
c/on and start, weak signal in my location ... TNX Kiwi SDR via
Philippines and JA4ICR/Japan PERSEUS server. - and Ron Howard !!

Live stream [both working well - Ron]:
<https://myklik.rtm.gov.my/live2.php?ch=19>

https://www.liveonlineradio.net/malaysia/sarawak-fm.htm

2300 UT "Warta Berita Nasional" (News)"

Also note this from Timm (Malaysia) on F_B  WRTH:

*M Breyel* Thanks for the update, Ron. Will have to check this.
A few months back I was informed spare parts were needed for the
transmitter which apparently is quite old. The Kajang HQ has been
abandoned, but the antenna array is still in use. My guess is RTM is
operating the Kajang transmitters remotely from Kuala Lumpur
some 30kms north of Kajang.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

moin, moin,
re 9835 RTM Kajang MLA, also scheduled 22.30 til 16.00 UT,
seit wenigen Tagen wieder beobachtet. ich beantworte meine Frage selbst,
ha, ha, ha, - 73 wb

Re:  Sarawak FM reactivated on 9835 kHz.

Very weak signal at t/in around 0600 UT, much better audibility around
0634 UT with Malay pops and DJ banter, mentions of Sarawak FM and their
F_B page. Wai FM also on 11665 kHz, at much better level.
(Matt Francis, wor Nov 12)

MALAYSIA   [non-Sarawak].  9835 kHz, Sarawak FM (presumed), via Kajang
site (on the west coast of the Malaysia peninsular), 1148-1317 UT
on Nov 11. Had been off the air all this year, so very happy to find them
reactivated; 1148-1233 UT, with EZL pop songs (no news at ToH);
1233-1259 UT, reciting from the Qur'an; 1300-1310 UT, news in vernacular;
tentative IDs for "Sarawak FM" and "R T M"; reception varied from very
poor to almost fair, depending on the amount of adjacent QRM.

My audio of four minutes of the news and one of Qur'an,
at <http://bit.ly/33FOY8E>
BTW - Wai FM (11665 kHz) was not heard today.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wor dxld)

MALAYSIA   Sarawak FM vs Iran on 9835 kHz.

Hi Glenn, Thanks to an alert from Ralph Perry, a word of caution for folks
checking for the reactivated Sarawak FM, on 9835 kHz. Please note the
following per Aoki:

9835 kHz  *1320-1420* UT,  IRN   VO ISLAMIC REP. IRAN, Russian, Sirjan,

Heard Iran, in Russian, on Nov 13, with some reciting from the Qur'an
(as does Sarawak FM); completely blocking reception of Sarawak FM.
My audio at  <http://bit.ly/2q03Y2U>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 14)

Re: Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.) eQSL card.
Hi Ron, In the past this station would follow up the eQSL with a hard copy
in the post so perhaps something will come your way if you provided them
with your address.
(Mick Delmage, Sherwood Park-Alb-CAN, wor Nov 12)

MALAYSIA    9835 kHz  eQSL Sarawak FM.
Thanks very much to Richard Langley, for his assistance working with the
eQSL computer format. Mick Delmage is correct, the QSL card has stamps on
it, so hard copy will be mailed. Copy of eQSL can be seen at
<http://bit.ly/32HMtRZ>   and
<http://bit.ly/2O5BigN>
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 13)

MALAYSIA  [SARAWAK]   9835 kHz Quick reply to my reception report of
today's (Nov 11) broadcast. Beautiful F/D Sarawak FM eQSL card;
V/S: Khairuddin bin Hj Osman
<khair -at- rtm.gov.my>
Is in a "PowerPoint Presentation" format that I'm unable to copy.

Received from:

Unit Pengukuran dan Kualiti RTM Kajang
<pnk_rtmkajang -at- rtm.gov.my>
P&K Team
Unit Pengukuran & Kualiti
Seksyen Teknikal Rangkaian Kajang,
Jabatan Penyiaran Malaysia.
Tel: 03-87393075
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

MONGOLIA   QSL from "Voice of Mongolia". Received a verification
card from the English service "Voices of Mongolia". I took their
program on September 30, 2019 in Ulan-Ude at a frequency of 12085 kHz.

Most likely the antenna is directed to the southwest and the signal
quality of their broadcast in the capital of Buryatia leaves much to
be desired, although the transmitter is not so far. QSL-card received
on October 18, 2019. The postcard depicts Genghis Khan.
Report sent to e-mail  <vom_en -at- yahoo.com>

(Igor Kolke-RUS,
<https://kolkeradio.blogspot.com>
QSL World, RUSdx 20 Oct via dxld)

MYANMAR   5985 kHz  Myanmar Radio Yangoon, 1318 UT on Nov 13 (Wednesday).
Just caught the end of the "Learning English with BBC, Burmese" lesson;
must have started somewhat later than usual (probably 1308-1318 UT);
will repeat again on Friday.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 13)

NEW ZEALAND    Weak signal of R New Zealand Pacific in 31mb on Nov 11
1059-1258 UT 9700 RAN 100 kW 325 deg to NoWePacPNG/AS
English AM mode Daily.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 11)

NEW ZEALAND   Govt to consider replacing RNZ, TVNZ with new entity

Details here...

<https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/403232/govt-to-consider-replacing-
rnz-tvnz-with-new-public-broadcaster>
from RNZ.
(John Figliozzi, Halfmoon, NY-USA; wor Nov 15)

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman RSO in 19mb on Nov 12
1015&1357 UT 15145 kHz THU 100 kW 315deg to WeEUR Arabic-fair/good signal
1400-1500 English & 1500-2200 Arabic on 9620 or 15140, again no signal!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

ROMANIA   Romania Celebrates its 91st Anniversary.

This Friday Radio Romania celebrates 91 years of existence.
'Hello, hello, this is Radio Bucharest' were the first words aired by
this radio station on November 1st 1928, part of the first broadcast
by the Radiotelephony Broadcasting Corporation in Romania.

The words were uttered by the then president of the aforementioned
institution Dragomir Hurmuzescu, who was also the founding father of the
Romanian radiophony. Along the years Radio Romania broadcast messages
from leading figures who had their impact upon the country's history.

Designed to be a means of information, education and entertainment, the
Romanian public radio has been broadcasting for 91 years now adjusting its
editorial policies and surviving the radical regime changes that took
place during its existence, from the democratic system between the
two world wars, to the right-wing dictatorship around WWll, or the
communist dictatorship that followed.

Radio Romania celebrates 91st years of uninterrupted public service and
broadcasts, 91 years of hard work and sacrifices but also of satisfactions
in the sustained process of building the trust and confidence the station
enjoys today, the institution's president and director general Georgica
Severin said on this occasion.

'Either we speak about the accurate news on various daily events, the
cultural broadcasts, the programmes devoted to theatre plays from national
and world dramaturgy, or concerts and performances given by radio
orchestras and choirs, this uninterrupted, relentless work has been always
based on professionalism and respect for listeners', Georgica Severin went
on to say.

Besides its well-known channels, News and Current Affairs, Culture, Music
and the Village Antenna, Radio Romania also boasts several regional and
local stations, as well as the online channels devoted to children and
young people.

The Romanian Public radio started to broadcast for listeners abroad as
early as the 1930s and is currently broadcasting in 11 foreign languages:
Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew, French, German, Italian, Serbian,
Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian as well as in the Aromanian dialect.

On its 91th anniversary, Radio Romania scheduled a concert given by the
National Radio Orchestra as well as an exhibition on its premises, which
can be visited until November 5th under the suggestive title 'Afghanistan,
Faces of War'. The exhibition has on display photos taken by Radio
Romania's correspondent in that country Ilie Pintea.

The exhibition was inaugurated in Los Angeles under the high patronage
of the country's General Consulate in Los Angeles and the Cultural
Institute in Bucharest in 2018 when Romania celebrated its
100th anniversary (RRI).
Romania Celebrates its 91st Anniversary. 2019-11-01 Leyla Cheamil.
(dxld Oct 28)

RUSSIA   Story. Radio station "Tikhiy Okean" ("Pacific Ocean").

The Pacific Ocean is a broadcasting radio station broadcasting from
Vladivostok from 1963 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2008 at a frequency of 810
kHz in the medium wavelength range and at different times at frequencies
of 12065 kHz, 17590 kHz, 9765 kHz, 5960 kHz, 7330 kHz in the range short
waves, at a frequency of 66 MHz in the VHF band (in Vladivostok), as well
as according to the 1st program of wire broadcasting (from the "radio
point").

The broadcasting territory is the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the eastern
sector of the Arctic is the main zone where the Far Eastern vessels
traveled. The radio station was the only means of communication with the
"Big Land".

Transmiss ion came out 3 times a day. The call sign of the radio station
was the melody of the song "Along the valleys and on the hills." The news
of the region and the country, as well as greetings of relatives, were
broadcast on the air. Wives, mothers, children told the sailors about
their life, about the life of the family and conveyed musical greetings.
At the end of the transfer to the music of Paul Maria Melancolie Melody
Lady it was reported in which ports the vessels of the Far Eastern
Shipping Company are located or what course the planned arrival date is
following.

Unofficial site of the radio station:  <http://oceandx.narod.ru/>
via Andrey Molokov, St. Petersburg-RUS,   <https://vk.com/club158109176>
(wor RUSdx #1054, 27 Oct items for dxld)

RUSSIA   12025 kHz, 0023- UT, Voice of Russia, Oct 10. Big S=9+20 signal.
Carrier only. Especially powerful with my WNW BOG so almost certainly
Komsomolsk Amur. Carrier cut out suddenly at 0024:40 UT. Very weak carrier
is revealed, presumably Reach Beyond Australia. Looked at the other
potential frequencies, and no joy. Persistence pays off. They're back with
the same very powerful signal at 0035 UT. Open carrier, although there is
an audible hum. I had some chores to run, but left the recorder going. The
OC continued until 0058 UT, then there was a distinctive DRM signal (I
would have demodulated it without any problem, had I been there!) which
lasted until 0102 UT and then it went off.

12025 kHz, 0006- UT, Voice of Russia, Oct 11. Checked again for DRM tests.
Tone started at 2326 UT followed by DRM signal at 2327 until 2332 UT and
tone again until 2333 UT, then DRM again until 2338 UT, then tone for less
than a minute. Dead air until tone again at 2340 until 0004 UT continuous.
Then dead air, then tone resumed sometime about 0010 or earlier and
continues as I type this at 0012 UT. DRM signal at 0014 UT but I cannot
decode any sound, despite a very strong signal. The best I could decode
was, 'Other language'.

Success! I had the AGC off of my main laptop, and hence I wasn't getting
enough signal into the DReaM software, but on the other laptop, with my
other Perseus, music was decoded. Latin instrumentals until off suddenly
at 0024:15 UT. No voice, no IDs, and only the following on the DReaM
screenshot: 17.46 kbps EEP AAC Mono Other language. That's it. 100% copy
once I ironed out the kinks! Wonder whether they'll be anything more
tonight or not? Not quite.
Briefly back with tone at 0037 and again at 0041 UT, both times for less
than a minute.
(Walt Salmaniw, Masset BC-CAN, wor dxld via RUSdx #1054 Nov 10)

RUSSIA  {USSR history ...}  Abandoned large jamming of Eastern Siberia.

The Far East Destroy team talks and shows about one of the centers for
long-range radiation protection and broadcasting in Angarsk.
Text and photo:

<https://zen.yandex.ru/media/dv_destroy/zabroshennoe-bolshoe-glushenie-
vostochnoi-sibiri-5b8c82b0ff3b8f00aadcbc3c>
(Andrey Molokov-RUS, <https://vk.com/club158109176>  RUSdx 20 Oct)

Abandoned Great Jamming of Eastern Siberia. September 3, 2018.
(automatic translation Russian - English;
sorry for any radio misinterpretation)

Well, we got to the Bolshaya Zarya long-range radiation protection antenna
complex, with which we are completing the inspection of the territory of
the Irkutsk Regional Radio Center No. 7 in Angarsk. This time we will
delve deeper into the history of radio suppression and radio censorship,
which originated in the management of the "Peasant Service".

After passing the cottage village we go out to a sharply beginning forest
surrounded by the old perimeter. This means that we are in place. Only
rare areas have remained from the perimeter since summer residents for a
long time pulled barbed wire from him to the fences. In general, for some
reason, radio centers for long-range radiation protection liked to build
near summer cottages. Or vice versa. :)

Well, we got to the [mediumwave] Bolshaya Zarya long-range radiation
protection antenna complex, with which we are completing the inspection of
the territory of the Irkutsk Regional Radio Center No. 7 in Angarsk. This
time we will delve deeper into the history of radio suppression and radio
censorship, which originated in the management of the "Peasant Service".

After passing the cottage village we go out to a sharply beginning forest
surrounded by the old perimeter. This means that we are in place. Only
rare areas have remained from the perimeter since summer residents for a
long time pulled barbed wire from him to the fences. In general, for some
reason, radio centers for long-range radiation protection liked to build
near summer cottages. Or vice versa. :)

Antennas of this giant rise above the forest into which megawatts of
energy were blown in to suppress an unwanted radio signal.

With the massive introduction of broadcasting and the spread of, as was
believed, free flows of information using radio signals around the planet,
they began to use the opposing parties as weapons of propaganda. Yes, it
could well be called a weapon because the impact on the minds of the enemy
is carried out quite successfully with the right approach. This can be
observed now, but already with the help of TV and the Internet, but now is
not about that. Of course, objectionable radio signals in the warring
countries very strained the political and military leadership and
developed means of dealing with them using radio censorship, or as they
called it in the USSR, means of long-range radiation protection.

[...]  Superiority in the suppression of foreign radio stations
immediately entrenched in Germany and the USSR, which since the second
half of the 1920s. mutually and quite productively jammed each other's
radio stations. In 1931, the USSR also blocked Romanian radio broadcasts.
Since 1934, Austria entered the radio fight, covering the unwanted
frequencies of German broadcasting.

In 1936, Italy joined in the wilderness of the London program. In 1937,
Madrid entered the struggle, mutually wilting the USSR. In 1938, the USSR
and Britain exchanged jamming with Germany. We don't even need to talk
about World War II, everything and everyone jammed each other there, even
the Vatican got it.

In 1939, the radio suppression department was created in the USSR, and
since 1948 the CCCP began to jam the programs of Voice of America and
the BBC. From this moment our interest begins.

The foreign signal intensified and penetrated the territory of the union,
and jamming intensified in response and on December 14, 1950 a UN
resolution came out condemning jamming in the USSR, which did not affect
the Union's further plans to strengthen radiation protection.

After the war, up to 70 powerful foreign transmitters, whose total power
by the end of the 1950s, began to work purposefully on foreign propaganda
in the USSR. reached 8,000 kW, and the number of unwanted radio stations
reached about 40.

In the USSR, for jamming, the number of transmitters reached about 1,500
with a total capacity of 10,000 kW to cover the largest possible area. But
even a triple superiority in jamming power could not ensure complete
jamming, and on January 19, 1961 the CPSU Central Committee adopted a
resolution "On measures to strengthen the fight against enemy radio
propaganda," in which it was decided to significantly strengthen the
radiation protection network and create a special department in the
Ministry of Communications THE USSR.

More powerful transmitters were introduced around the world to
breakthrough radio interference from the west, but we will especially
highlight the RL repeater that was commissioned in 1955 in Taiwan to cover
Eastern Siberia and the Far East. It was with him, in the first place,
that the radio center that we will show in this post fought.

In the second half of the 70s. in the USSR, near the city of Nikolaev, the
Ukrainian SSR tested a super-powerful HF antenna suspended on 13 antenna
masts arranged with a parabola. The antenna compressed the main lobe of
the diagram to a width of 5-10  degr and amplified the signal by 38 dB. 7
transmitters were connected to it, the total power of which was gradually
increased to 3,000 kW, as a result of which the maximum radiated power
reached almost 19,000,000 kW, but the super-powerful signal broke through
the ionosphere and went into space.

As a means of radio suppression, the experiment turned out to be
unsuccessful, but it is believed that it was this experiment that formed
the basis for the development of Duga ZGRLS systems, a side effect of
which was radio noise due to which it was called the Russian Woodpecker.

After the experiment, the antenna was reconstructed, reducing its gain
from 38 to 29 dB, expanding the working band from 3 to 16.5 MHz and the
main lobe from 5-10  degr to 30  degr.

And so we gradually got to the Siberian Radio Center in Angarsk, which
worked with a capacity of up to 2000 kW, where each of the RV-707 and RV-
713 transmitters included four 500-kilowatt terminal amplifiers. This
radio center included powerful complexes "Big Dawn", "Small Dawn" and an
SDV antenna broadcasting Soviet propaganda in the "return". Powerful Zarya
antennas worked with "SRS" rhombic and in-phase horizontal band antennas
(configurations 2/4, 4/4, 4/6, etc.), consisting of several horizontal and
vertical rows of dipoles.

And since 1989, all antenna systems of long-range radiation protection on
both sides of the barricades stopped their work for its intended purpose
and switched to "peaceful" broadcasting.

Of course, we missed a lot of the history of the development of far and
near radiation protection, otherwise this post would have turned into an
endless sheet of text, but to understand the scale we think enough of
this.

<https://zen.yandex.ru/media/dv_destroy/zabroshennoe-bolshoe-glushenie-
vostochnoi-sibiri-5b8c82b0ff3b8f00aadcbc3c>

(Abandoned Great Jamming of Eastern Siberia. Sept 3, 2018)

SOLOMON ISLS   Also SIBC Honiara 5019.998 kHz string visible poor S=5
or -93dBm in Edmonton Alberta-CAN remote SDR rx at 07.46 UT.

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

SRI LANKA   15730 kHz  BBC London WS via SLBC Trincomalee relay site test.

Victor Goonetilleke 4S7VK, wrote on the South Asian DXers Forum F_B group
on 15 November 2019.

BBC World Service is testing from 08:00 to 09:00 UTC on
15730 kHz 15 and 16th November from SLBC Trincomalee tx.

Send your reception report to  <slbcproject -at- yahoo.com>
(Mike Terry-UK, via BrDXC-UK newsgroup Nov 15)

re:  15730 kHz  BBC London WS via SLBC Trincomalee, CLN Sri Lanka.

Log Saturday Nov 16, 08.30 - 0900:12 UTC

+ 2 x 50 Hertz tone peaks visible on either sideband.
!  ROUGH audio from Trincomalee !   Not smooth quality.

I guess azimuth from Trinco towards IND / PAK ?

S=7 -93dBm signal noted at Perseus SDR rx in Athens Greece 08.30 UT.

Mostly 11.8 kHz wideband signal, in Finland in peaks up to 18 kHz
broadband signal.
S=9+5dB -68dBm on Mauno's SDR rx in Finland Europe at 08.40 UT.

S=9+25dB or -48dBm strength in Delhi Perseus SDR rx at 08.44 UT.

In all-Japan weak signal 'under threshold level', 08.48 UT.

S=5 -96dBm in Kuwait SDR.hu Kiwi set.
S=9 -66dBm in Kiwi rx at Doha Qatar 08.51 UT.
S=9+20dB or -54dBm in Kiwi rx at Multan, Pakistan. 08.52 UT.
S=7 -85dBm in Jakarta Indonesia at 08.54 UT.
S=7 or -85dB in Adelaide Lewiston SoAustralia 08.57 UT.

At 08.58 UT end of discussion, center in California mentioned.

15730.000 even fq aligned, Transmitter Trincomalee 0900:12 UT switch off.
73 wolfie  df5sx  (wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 16)

SRI LANKA    B-19 new frequency of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation,
Colombo via SLBC Trincomalee site, November 12

1115-1200 NF9695 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAs Telugu/Malayalam,
ex9720 B18/A19.  QRM RNZ 9700 kHz RAN 100 kW 325 deg to NoWePacPNG/AS
English Radio New Zealand.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

TAJIKISTAN    Log: Ovozi Tojik Dushanbe, 7245 kHz shortwave.

Die Stimme Tajikistans, leise mit O=2 auf 7245 kHz in (mutmasslich)
Farsi {why not Tajik language ?}mit lokaler Popmusik zu hoeren,
die mit dem Livestream unter
<http://mediabay.tv/radio>
identisch ist. Auch immer ein schoener Fang.

Theoretisch:
<https://str-2.mediabay.tv/Radio_Tajik/tracks-a1/mono.m3u8>

Praktisch aber mit "token key":
(den man nur ueber den Weg via HTML bekommt)

<https://str-2.mediabay.tv/Radio_Tajik/tracks-
a1/mono.m3u8?token=1bfe0cdda59b59e130a0f947463e8d004077e344-
6ce798dc3084c973e606ad1a8d24c3f2-1573847224-1573836424>

Streamrip mit FFMPEG von gerade eben: 1700z

<https://dl.dropbox.com/s/li8mxuvr9bklmnk/2019-11-
15_Radio_Tojik_1700z.mp4?dl=1>
(ca. 10 MB MP4) HLS aac mit 128 kbps

Im Lied kurz vor 1700z geht es um das Vatan / Heimatland

Dschumhurii Todschikiston Republik Tadschikistan
(Klanglich aehnlich der "Republik" in Arabisch)
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX Nov 15)

THAILAND   The former website
<https://www.hsk9.org>
of the external service of Radio Thailand is not used any more. But there
is another site of Radio Thailand, which includes a reference to the
external service:
<https://nbt.prd.go.th/on-air-program/?station=2733>

Unfortunately, the language line up (including e.g. German) is not up to
date. The podcast site
<https://nbt.prd.go.th/program_on_air/AM5000-program-129/>

shows a list until 17 October but the final programme in German seems to
have been produced for 27 September 2019 because this one is also found on
29 and 30 September.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 15)

TURKEY   [and non]  Re: Zeitumstellung und Polskie Radio, Radio Tirana,
TRT Ankara ... bis zum Sankt-Nimmerleins-Tag erleben zu duerfen ...

Genau diese Einteilung der Zeitzonen (inkl. Spanien in GMT-UK zone)
hielte ich auch fuer sinnvoll!

Aber wenn ich sehe, wie lange das jetzt dauert, sage ich mir:

In welcher Zeitzone ich lebe, ist mir letztlich nicht soo wichtig.
Nur diese Umstellerei zweimal im Jahr soll aufhoeren - jetzt! ;-)
Das bringt doch ausser unnoetigem Aufwand rein gar nichts! :-)

{comment: das ist die Sichtweise aus dem Redakteurs-Blickwinkel,
mehrmals im Jahr kann ich selbst eine mehrfache 7 Stunden Hingabe
bei der Bearbeitung/Interpretation des aeusserst unuebersichtlichen
WRMI Sendeplans aus Miami beitragen, wb. }

Der Knaller ist in diesem Zusammenhang die Stimme der Tuerkei:

Da haben die Tuerken vor einigen Jahren doch tatsaechlich die
Zeitumstellung abgeschafft, stellen aber die Sendezeiten der
Kurzwellensendungen des Auslandsdienstes weiter munter um - im Sommer
also in UTC alles 1 Stunde frueher - was ein Quatsch!

Und die Sendungen, die nicht ueber Kurzwelle kommen, sondern nur ueber
Satellit und Livestream, werden zudem noch von Saison zu Saison zum Teil
wild durcheinandergewuerfelt - bei manchen kommt es auch zur
Zeitumstellung um 1 Stunde, manche kommen zur gleichen UTC-Zeit,
manche auch zu einer ganz anderen Sendezeit ... damit ja keiner mehr
weiss, wann welche Sendung zu empfangen ist, selbst die Redaktionen
nicht mehr!

Die rumaenische TRT-Redaktion sagt zum Beispiel zu Beginn der Sendung
um 0900 UTC auch in der Winterzeit "12 Uhr Bukarester Zeit" an, obwohl
es in Bukarest erst 11 Uhr ist. xD

Und natuerlich ist nirgendwo ein Gesamtsendeplan veroeffentlicht.

Ich zeichne einfach zu Beginn jeder Saison alle drei TRT-Livestreams
mit "OBS Studio" 24 Stunden // auf, um mir dann relativ schnell und
komfortabel einen Ueberblick zu verschaffen. Ich huepfe in
30-Minuten-Schritten durch die Aufnahme und hoere kurz nach, welche
Sprachen gesendet werden, und erstelle dann den Sendeplan:

<http://ab27.bplaced.net/trt.pdf>

Gute Nacht,
Alexander (Busneag-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 9)

Am 09.11.2019 schrieb Wolfgang Bueschel:
re > Die EU sollte einfach unverzueglich die Zeitumstellung abschaffen...

> jedes Land jederzeit selbst entscheiden, ob es nicht doch die Zeitzone
> wechseln will ...

Noeh, - das waere das totale Chaos in der EU.

... das haben einige blauaeugige EU Parlamentarier auch mit der
dilletantischen Umfrage -
(mit 3 Mill. Antworten von 513 Millionen EUlern/innennnnn,
diese wohl nur ausschliesslich aus Deutschland,
reden sie sich einen Bruessel Auftrag der Zeitumstellung ja/nein durch
die gesamte EU Bevoelkerung ein)

... auch gedacht. Jetzt ist man EU weit mit dem Thema uneins.

Man beachte nur mal Russland, die auch 2 Jahrzehnte im europaeischen und
asiatischen Teil mit den Zeitzonen herum experimentierten,
1 hr vor ... und zurueck, und dann wieder vor - auf Sommerzeit ...

Die EU kann nur funktionieren
wenn es 3 Zonen mit festen Absprachen gibt

Ost-EU - UTC +3 hrs immer: Finnland, Rumaenien, Moldawien, Bulgarien,
Griechenland, Zypern; evtl Baltics.

die Mitteleuropaeer Gruppe - UTC +2 hrs immer eine Zone, alle Staaten
(also moeglichst unsere Sommerzeit, 'ein Hoch den Sommeraktivitaeten')

West-EU - GMR / UTC +1 hr Portugal, Gibraltar, Madeira, Azoren,
Canaries, Spanien!! ja die auch mit Canaria zusammen einmuetig, Ceuta,
Melilla, Andorra, Irland, U.K., Faroer, Island?.

Alles andere wuerde logistisch, verkehrlich, Bahn/Flugzeug-Verkehre
an den Grenzen, telekommunikativ, arbeitstechnisch in Konzernen,
Regierungen, Verwaltungen, usw. ein Chaos bewirken.

Aber wie ich Bruessel kenne, hebt erst mal die Diskussion in den
Ausschuessen unter den Mitgliedsstaaten an,
und zu guter Letzt bleiben bei 3 - 4 Laendern von den 28 Laendern
Narben und Frust bei der Bevoelkerung zurueck.

Wie bei der alten Edison Gluehbirne ... auch. 73 wb

UKRAINE   Radio station "Crimea Crimea. Realities" is expanding its
coverage by starting broadcasting in the medium-wave range at a
frequency of 648 kHz.

Broadcasts of the radio station are conducted from the Chongar section
of the Genichesky district of the Kherson region according to the
permission of the National Council for temporary broadcasting,
the transmitter power is 10 kW.

Recall that the radio station "Radio Crimea. Realities" - the GO radio
station "Radio Crimean Communities", broadcasts on the Internet,
and since September 2017 - also around the clock at a frequency of
105.9 MHz s. Chongar. In addition, Radio Crimea. Realities collaborates
with NSTU and a number of other broadcasters
(Source: Portal "Terrestrial Television and Radio Broadcasting
n Ukraine").
<http://proradio.org.ua/news/2019oct.php>
(via RUSdx 20 Oct via dxld)

U.K.   From BrDXC-UK "DX Media Mailbag Programme Guide" list
BBC R4 Feedback:                    <www.bbc.co.uk/radio4>  (live+archive)
BBC World Service "Digital Planet": <www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2>
BBC World Service "Over to You":    <www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsn8>
BBC World Service "Tech Tent"       <www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01plr2p>

<http://www.bdxc.org.uk/dxprog.htm>
(via Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup Nov 10)

U.K.   Radio Ndarason Internat via ENC-DMS Woofferton, November 11:
0500-0600 UT 7425 WOF 250 kW 158 deg to WeAF Kanuri, good signal
0600-0700 UT 9535 WOF 250 kW 158 deg to WeAF Kanuri, good signal
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 11)

USA   [ARGENTINA non]  Re: Log: WRMI 7780 kHz 2045 UTC 9 Nov 2019

Hallo Mike,
??? RAE Italian - yes now on 22.00 UT

<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nEVwCMB9RSKowLzLXamyayVpCzjmPAw_S
B1r3YOdzQc/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0>

WRMI System G, RAE Italian language section 5 p.m. = 17 L.T. + 5 hrs

winter ET +5 hrs in winter = real 22 UT.

WRMI 7780 kHz check of WRMI noted in remote FL, SC, MI, Alberta
Monday at 21 and 22 UT. Negative - not night 22 UT repeat,
RAE German 7780 kHz only on 16-17 UT slot.

21-22 UT Nov 11.
WRMI origin music programme, nice selection 60s and 70s decade pop)
on 7780 and 9395 kHz.

6060 SMTV weak signal in Michigan.
9455 not TOM BS, also (different) WRMI music program, 21-22 UT.

9955 not on air at this time slot,  OFF.

from 21.30 UT on 7780 kHz program in Spanish language.
Evangelio, religioso program, 'Derechos Cubanos'.

at 22.00 UT
no 7780 RAE German px, wonderful Soul Musik singer mx px of WRMI ?

at 22.00 UT  DAY=2  mondays
9955 mx singer program, 22.14 UT history Spanish radio program,
radio recordings of R Finland and other international radio stations,
in 1983year and many recording also Radio Nuevo Zealandia
9455 TOM BS sermon
9395 RAE Italian !!! real now at 22 UT, i.e. LocalTime +5hrs !
7780 Music, not RAE German progr.
6060 SMTV relay
5950 TOM BS sermon
5010 not on air, tx OFF, not RAE Spanish

The complex schedule of the many WRMI txions and programme
drives me crazy. <<<wb.<<<

log Nov 13, WRMI Okeechobee FL,
08-09 UT RAE Japanese on  t w o  channels 5850 and 7730 kHz
both S=9+15dB in Edmonton-CAN remote SDR.

despite 5950 kHz channel  n o t  RAE Japanese, but real music program,
even like Turkish/Greek Balkan like type music, before 09 UT.

From 0900 UT Nov 13, S=9+15dB in Alberta-CAN:
RAE Chinese Mandarin sce ONLY on  s i n g l e  5950 kHz.
OFF air both 5850, 7730 kHz at 09.00 UT on Nov 13.

7780 TOM BS roarer S=9+25dB at 09.05 UT.
9395 WRMI likely SMTV, fq annmt of TV and FM stns, only S=6-7 strength;
9455 TOM BS S=7-8 fair signal at 09.08 UT on Nov 13.

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 10 / 11 / 13)

5800.011  WRMI likely SMTV relay, piano mx at at 07.40 UT Nov 11
S=6 or -89dBm in remote SDR at Edmonton Alberta CAN.

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

USA    Reception of Brother Stair via WRMI-6, 8 & 1 on November 11
from 0620 on 9395 RMI 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English, fair
from 0620 on 9455 RMI 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English, good
from 0630 on 7780 RMI 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English, fair
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 11)

USA   7570 kHz  WRMI Okeechobee FL, 1309+ UT on Nov 13. Supreme Master TV
audio; light QRM from Korea(?) underneath; a fascinating long list of
where to hear or see them. My audio at
<http://bit.ly/2Qg02pe>
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 13)

USA   New time and frequency of RAE Argentinien in die Welt via Okeechobee
1600-1700 UT 7780 RMI 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  German Mon-Fri WRMI-01, new
2200-2300 UT 9395 RMI 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM German Mon-Fri WRMI-06, del
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

USA   Reception of WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio in 31mb, Nov 12
from 0800 UT on 9385 kHz EWN 250 kW 85 deg to WeAF English, good signal
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

USA   Fair signal of AWR Wavescan#559 via WRMI-9 November 12
1330-1400 UT on 15770 kHz RMI 100 kW 44 deg to WeEUR English Tue.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

USA   Good signal of WHRI Angel 2 in 31mb, November 12:
till 0600 UT on  9830 kHz HRI 250 kW 47 deg to WeEUR English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

USA   5850, Nov 10 at 0722, Brother Scare via WRMI remarking that He is
"confined to the house", but is allowed to talk on the radio and is
wearing a wireless mike so He can walk around. Not the first time I have
run across this. So is He "confined" as in house-arrest, maybe with an
ankle monitor to keep Him away from the girls? Or confined due to
disability? Allan Weiner must know, having visited Him recently. There has
got to be a public document about His legal status somewhere, if anyone
could uncover it.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 10)

USA   WWCR to begin broadcasting Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril

This weekend Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril begins broadcasting
on a third transmitter.

The folks at WWCR in Tennessee are transmitting the show for the first
time at 01:00 UTC Sunday 17th (Saturday evening 16th local in US)
on 6115 kHz.

Encore - Classical Music this weekend is - of course - being broadcast as
usual by Channel 292 (Europe) on 6070 kHz at 15:00 UTC Sunday 17th
November. And by WBCQ on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday 18th November.

There is a repeat on 6070 kHz on Friday 22nd November at 19:00 UTC.

*This week's programme* starts with a Boccherini quintet. Then a motet by
William Byrd - his Ave Verum Corpus. Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1,
a string quartet by Jancek, some Grieg, Britten and a movement from
Beethoven's Pastoral symphony follow on. A song by Purcell, A sonata for
flute and harp and a movement from Mozart's piano concerto No. 21 finish
the hour.

Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the
internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their
sites with a google search.

Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on
Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the
signal is received where you live.

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril.

Regular Broadcast times are:
15:00 - 16:00 UTC Sunday, and repeated 19:00 - 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070
kHz Channel 292 (Germany).
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday on 6115 kHz WWCR (Tennessee).
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ - (Maine).
(Brice Avery-UK, BrDXC-UK Nov 15)

UNKNOWN LOCATION   New frequency of Radio Ranginkaman / Radio Rainbow,
November 11:

1730-1800 NF7600 TAC or DB & not KCH to WeAS Farsi, very weak,
ex7580 KCH B18.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 11)

UZBEKISTAN   Voice of Wilderness via RRTM Telecom Tashkent on Nov 12
1400-1500UT 7615 TAC 100 kW 70deg to NoEaAS Korean, very weak/poor signal.

Voice of Martyrs via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, Nov 12
1530-1600   7630 TAC 100 kW 76deg to NoEaAS Korean, weak/fair signal.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

VATICAN STATE   Beginnings of radio preserved in Vatican Radio's Museum.

While most know about the Vatican Museums, very few know another museum
lies within Vatican walls, that of Vatican Radio, dating back to 1929. It
was built by Guglielmo Marconi for Pope Pius XI, as a way to get the
pope's voice out to the world. Still today, the historical evidence of the
early beginnings remain intact, cared for by Vatican Radio staff, like
Giorgio Patassini...

<https://www.romereports.com/en/2019/10/31/beginnings-of-radio-preserved-
in-vatican-radios-museum/>
(Mike Terry-UK via  brDXc-UK newsgroup Nov 12)

VATICAN CITY    Re: Vatican Museum, CAV.
I was shown this in 1999 including tbe first Microphone built by Marconi
himself fortune Pope.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

Beginnings of radio preserved in Vatican Radio's Museum.

While most know about the Vatican Museums, very few know another museum
lies within Vatican walls, that of Vatican Radio, dating back to 1929. It
was built by Guglielmo Marconi for Pope Pius XI, as a way to get the
pope's voice out to the world. Still today, the historical evidence of the
early beginnings remain intact, cared for by Vatican Radio staff, like
Giorgio Patassini...

<https://
www.romereports.com/en/2019/10/31/beginnings-of-radio-preserved-in-
vatican-radios-museum/

(Mike Terry-UK via  brDXc-UK newsgroup Nov 12)

Watch the full report on Rome Reports Premium:

most know about the Vatican Museums, very few know another museum lies
within Vatican walls, that of Vatican Radio, dating back to 1929. It was
built by Guglielmo Marconi for Pope Pius XI, as a way to get the pope's
voice out to the world. Still today, the historical evidence of the early
beginnings remain intact, cared for by Vatican Radio staff, like Giorgio
Patassini. Giorgio Patassini explained many of the objects, like the
microphone Pope Pius XI used to make his very first radio transmission.
This is just one object among many found within this small museum.

"Here we find some Vatican Radio transmitters by Marconi on my left and
telephones to my right. For Marconi, particularly, it was important
because it worked throughout the World War II period and also served to
send messages to search for people. "These searches were through a program
that helped find people who had been lost during the war. Vatican Radio
would then say if someone was a prisoner in India or in the United States.
They were possible since the radio was and still is independent. So while
other stations around the world were silenced during the Cold War or World
War II, the Vatican's voice continued. When the Holy See's radio first
began, it was transmitted in English, Spanish, Italian and French. Marconi
worked mainly in Italian and English, conducting experiments and growing
the radio capabilities within the Vatican. One example was his attempt to
see how a telegraphic signal could betransmitted.

"His main idea was to equip this machine with an antenna in order to
remove this physical connection. He did it in 1895. The first experiment
was completed by ringing one of two bells 2.5 miles apart. Then his
brother at the other bell fired the historical rifle shot, so he
understood the bell had rung and the experiment worked. From this date on,
radio broadcasting and radio telegraphy began. "Marconi had created the
first commercial wireless telegraphy system of radio transmission, done
through Hertzian waves. However, after World War I, a change occurred.

"After the First World War, experiments were carried out to transmit
voice. At that point, instead of being more bidirectional, between a
receiver and a transmitter; it became unidirectional. So the signal could
be launched in ether, depending on certain directions and forms. Whoever
had a machine could hear it, so it no longer had to be two-way.

"This was also done with huge antennae, sized according to the range off
requencies the radio station was using. The International
Telecommunication Union in Geneva then coordinated all of them, so each
station had optimal frequency. The Holy See was part of that group. Over
the years, the Vatican's antenna has changed to adapt and include
different countries and longer frequencies.

"Obviously the era began with shortwave, then transmission changed with
new technology. We went ahead with frequency modulation, with satellites,
and with the internet of course, where we now do the most. "Patassini says
this museum serves to help remember how far radio has come. From the early
days with large equipment and buttons, to radios and phonographs. It's a
way thank the person who started it all, and keep his legacy alive for
future generations.

Melissa Butz.
<https://www.romereports.tv/vatican-unseen/videos/beginnings-of-radio-
preserved-in-vatican-radio-s-museumWhile>

ZAMBIA   5915 kHz, R. One/ZNBC1, 0048-0200 UT on Nov 15. Had a double
surprise here; first to find them on the air this early and secondly to
find them with decent reception this early; playing a lot of pop African
songs and with numerous IDs for "ZNBC Radio One"; at *0158 UT hit with the
playing of traditional Chinese music, from the startup of CRI; after that
Zambia had poor reception. My local sunset was at 0059 UT. My audio at

<http://bit.ly/2QnvEJE>

11680 kHz, Voice of Hope Africa, 0353+ UT on Nov 12. Tuned into an open
carrier; 0357-0400 UT, IS loop with IDs in English; 0400 UT "The Reality"
show with Dudley Anderson interviewing missionary Fergus Buchan, who is
about to go to the Congo; fairly readable; // 9680 kHz, which had poorer
reception. My audio, with GNBA info, at
<http://bit.ly/2NRtEI9>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, WOR iog direct and via dxld Nov 15)

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

Here is my early morning log of Nov 14 at 05.40 til 06.37 UT, noted mainly
on remote SDR rxs at Edmonton, Alberta and New Jersey US state.

4904.985 BRA  seemingly the Brazilian Nova R. Relogio, Rio de Jan. o RJ,
         poor under threshold S=3 or -114dBm at 05.40 UT on Nov 14,
         severe CODAR signal QRM too.
5025even CUB  Radio Rebelde Bauta txion, nx in Spanish at 05.47 UT on
         Joan Chandes Baez theme, on S=9+35dB powerful in Alb-CAN rx.
5040even exact frequency aligned again.
         CUB  RHC Bauta site txion, program 05-06 UT in Spanish, not En.
         S=9+40dB super strong signal at 05.48 UT on Nov 14.
5085even USA  WTWW - hillbilly western US mx, we say in Europe, 05.50 UT
         S=9+35dB powerful signal noted in Alberta-Canada.
6185.002 MEX  XEPPM Mexico D.F., talk program in Spanish language,
         05.54 UT S=9+20dB surprisingly nice signal in Alb-CAN SDR rx.

6165even CUB  RHC Bauta Cuba in En at 05.55 UT, S=9+30dB signal,
         editorial on Ecuador decision. Gasoline prices, country violence.
6100even CUB  RHC Bauta powerhouse at S=9+55dB level, up to 20 kHz wide-
         band signal, 05.58 UT Nov 14.
         - not on 6060 kHz though, maybe join the night transmission
         parallels from new RHC schedule start on November 17 / 18,
         new final B-19 RHC schedule sent out at 12.03 UT today,
         'Nuevas Frecuencias / New Frequencies' 60.5 kB xls.file format
         see recent mail from Arnaldo CO2KK below.
5999.995 CUB  Odd fq of RHC Quivican San Felipe TITAN 250 kW bcast center,
         powerhouse S=9+45dB noted in Alb-AN remote unit. Splash of audio
         some 20 kHz wideband visible on Perseus screen.
         Nx in English at 06.00 UT, ... Pres Kennedy in 1961 year, sent
         16.000 US advisers to South Vietnam,
         RHC English outlets joined now at 06 UT also by
5040even CUB  RHC Bauta English language til 07 UT. S=9+40dB super strong.

5800.018 USA  WRMI another low power reserve txion from Okeechobee, S=6
         signal in western Canada. Music program at 06.04 UT on Nov 14.
5829.985 USA  WTWW, pastor sermon in En, ...Lord ... many times Israel ...
         Jesus, ... troublemaker in Israel...  S=9+20dB in Alb-CAN.
5850even USA  WRMI TOM Brother Stair, the last day prophet, resumen of
         recent TOM broadcasts, S=9+50dB powerhouse signal in Alb-CAN.
         06.08 UT.  But

5852 - 5855 kHz STANAG data block scratch signal at S=8 level,
Likely NATO signal origin from Europe ?
Also tiny other signals in 49 mb heard on 5875 ASC, 5900 probab SOF,
5925 ISS, 5985 ALB, 6005 ASC, 6055 Nikkei 1, 6115 Nikkei 2.

5935even USA  WWCR English sermon, powerhouse excellent S=9+45dB at 06.11
         10.5 kHz audio block, but not Brazilian 5939v kHz nearby today.
5950even USA  WRMI with SMTV progr at 06.13 UT, S=9+20dB strength.
6010.035 UNIDentified signal string at 06.16 UT, seemingly -94dBm poor
         from Voz de tu Concencia BRA ?
6135even CVA  BBC in French from Santa Maria di Galeria Vatican State,
         S=8 sidelobe in Alberta CAN, but heavily suffer by nearby
6124 to 6136 kHz probab. Cuban jammer scratch signal.
6155even AUT  ORF Vienna 1st program via ORS Moosbrunn shortwave center,
         S=9+15dB in western Canada, report of bad rain weather in Italy,
         flood report from Venice Marco place.

7254.939 NIG  VoNigeria from Abuja site, probably Hausa sce to WeAF
         at 06.24 UT, S=8 fair signal though.
7570even USA  TOM BS talk on recent TOM reception - preach Jesus Christ
         ... is Brother Stair ... address in Walterborouh SC-USA
         address, and incoming mail read, 10 kHz proper audio signal,
         S=9+35dB at 06.27 UT,
also // TOM BS  WRMI relays on air
7730even S=9+30dB powerful strong,
7780even weak S=6 in Alberta-CAN,
9395even S=7 in Alberta-CAN,
9455even S=8 in Alberta-CAN.

9420.003 GRC  Greek radio from Avlis center, not as strong as usual
         today Nov 14, S=7 at 06.37 UT on New Jersey US state SDR unit.

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

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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