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BC-DX 1349                                                   3 July 2018
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AFGHANISTAN   Reception of Radio Afghanistan Ext. Service June 14

from 1535 6100 YAK 100 kW 125 deg SoAS English, weak to fair signal
from 1610 6100 YAK 100 kW 125 deg SoAS Urdu, 11 min. dead air, fair
1633&1705 6100 YAK 100 kW 125 deg SoAS Arabic&Russian, fair to good
from 1706 6100 YAK 100 kW 125 deg SoAS open carrier / dead air & off
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 19)

ANTARCTICA   15476 kHz, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, Base
Esperanza, at 1658-1836 UT on June 11, at first only carrier and since
1810 UT some comments detected, only on USB. Extremely weak.

Via remote SDR Kiwi Paraguay fair to weak, non stop songs between 1658 UT
and 1800, 1800 to 1836 UT female and male comments in Spanish

<http://paraguay.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/>   SDR Kiwi Paraguay

via remote SDR Kiwi, Glorinha, Brazil, weak.
Via remote SDR Kiwi, extremely weak, barely audible.

and SDR Kiwi Pardinho, near Sao Paulo,
<http://appr.org.br:8073/>
best on Paraguay receiver.

Very weak on SDR Kiwi Swiss, Ticino, Switzerland:
<http://hb9odp.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/>
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, dxld / DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 11)

ASCENSION ISL/U.K.  ANTARCTICA  [non]   {see also under Woofferton-UK}
The latest info is that the BBC mid-winter broadcast to Antarctica
is scheduled June 21 at 2130-2200 GMT as follows:
5985 Woofferton 184deg
7360 Ascension  207deg
9890 Woofferton 182deg

The programme will also be available online at
<https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06blwrc>
(Dan Ferguson-SC-USA  K4VOA, June 18, NASWA yg via dxld June 19)

Cerys Matthews presents one of the BBC World Service's most unusual
programmes. The Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast is for the 38 scientists and
support staff overwintering at three UK research stations in Antarctica.
It is transmitted Midwinter's Day, 21 June, their darkest day of the year.

The penguins will definitely outnumber the audience but listening to the
programme is a much anticipated annual tradition for the 'overwinterers'.
Most of the staff - 25 of the 38 - are at the UK's largest Antarctic
research station, Rothera. But 2000 km further north, the rest will listen
in stations at Bird Island and King Edward Point.

In each of the stations, base commanders rise early to cook breakfast for
their staff and presents are exchanged. There are sports and, weather
permitting, even a naked streak in the snow. Penguin warning: avert your
eyes.

After the feasting, staff will gather round a shortwave set to listen to
the broadcast, which is packed with greetings from family and friends back
home, music, a message from the British Antarctic Survey director, Jane
Francis, and a sprinkling of celebrity guests wishing them well. Finally,
there's a screening of the Antarctic horror movie The Thing.

This year Cerys is joined by British Antarctic Survey marine biologist,
Terri Souster, and mechanic and 'ice trucker' Jonny Yates - who found love
in a cold climate and are now husband and wife.

There are guest appearances from British European Space Agency astronaut,
Tim Peake, the popular TV presenter and Ernest Shackleton fan, Lorraine
Kelly, impressionist Jon Culshaw and musician Brian Eno.

The Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast is produced by Martin Redfern and is a
Boffin Media production for BBC World Service.

Photo: One of the British Antarctic Survey buildings in the Antarctic
Credit: BAS (via dxld June 26)

Thanks for the reminder. I'm listening on 9890 kHz, which is fair into
EaNoAM. Wasn't sure I'd hear it until Woofferton finally turned on the
transmitter at 2127 UT. I'll listen again online, but it's a pleasure to
hear it on SW; brings back fond memories of BBC Calling the Falklands.
Amazing (and unique) the way SW can still combine the global with the
personal.
(Anne Fanelli in summery Elma NY, 2137 UT, dxld June 26)

Fair to good reception on 7360 kHz here in New Brunswick. Crash start.
They may have missed the first couple of words like last year. What gives
with that? And a bit of a hum. Recorded the whole broadcast and will
archive later. 9890 kHz might have been a possibility, too, but I didn't
tune around.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, dxld June 22/26)

AUSTRALIA   5055 kHz, 4KZ, intermittent listening 1115-1315 UT on June 21.
Another day with enjoyable reception; pop songs (Creedence Clearwater
Revival - "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," John Denver - "Sweet Surrender,"
The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place," Billy Joel - "Only the Good
Die Young," Blood Sweat & Tears - "You've Made Me So Very Happy," Dionne
Warwick & Bee Gees - "Heartbreaker," etc.); commercial announcements &
promo for joining Australian Radio DX Club. Heard at such a good level as
to make IDing the songs easy!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

BELGIUM   BRTF 621 kHz Closing Soon

The 300 kW BRTF transmitter on 621 kHz carrying the programs of La
Premiere and Viva Cite, and which is also known as RTBF International,
will be shut down in the coming months as was previously rumoured.
Hours of transmission have already been reduced.

The official announcement is here:

<https://www.rtbf.be/radio/actualite/detail_evolution-des-modes-de-
diffusion-radio-la-rtbf-prepare-la-fin-de-la-diffusion-en-ondes-moyennes-
am-de-la-premiere-et-de-vivacite?id=9948700>

and an unedited Google translation of it follows:

Evolution of radio broadcasting modes: RTBF prepares the end of the
broadcast on medium waves (AM) of La Premiere and VivaCite

Posted on Monday June 18th, 2018 at 10:45 UT

In preparation for the upcoming mass arrival of DAB+ digital radio in
Belgium, RTBF is continuing its process of extinction of the medium wave
by reducing the hours of daily broadcast of its transmitter Wavre 621 kHz.

Since 31 May, this transmitter that covers all over Belgium and beyond,
operates every day between 6 am and 8 pm (instead of 5 am to midnight
previously). This reduction is part of a plan to phase out amplitude
modulation (AM) emissions at RTBF, as in all of Europe.

The mode of diffusion in amplitude modulation (which includes the medium
waves, the long waves and the short waves) was the first mode of diffusion
of the radio in the last century, before being gradually replaced by that
in modulated frequencies (FM) from the 60s.

Over the past ten years, with the gradual development of DAB+ digital
broadcasting technology, which is taking over from AM and then FM
broadcasting, most of the large radio stations that broadcast in amplitude
modulation have decided to stop old technology. This has been the case for
some time now with our neighbors VRT and Radio France for example. Just
like the British BBC World Service broadcaster stopped a few years ago, we
can now listen in DAB+ in Brussels. It must be said that all these
transmitters that operate in this old analog technology are extremely
greedy electricity.

The RTBF, which is the last one to be transmitted on medium wave in
Belgium, has established a progressive policy of the stop of its
transmitters in amplitude modulation (AM) : the short waves first of all
there are about ten years, followed by two transmitters on the medium wave
in the province of Liege and Luxembourg. There is currently a medium-wave
regional transmitter at Houdeng in Hainaut (relay of Viva Cite on 1125 kHz
- 20 kW) and the very powerful national transmitter of Wavre (621 kHz -
300 kW) which relays the programs of La Premiere and sports broadcasts of
Viva Cite in the evening and on weekends.

In anticipation of the massive launch of digital radio DAB + in Belgium
next year, the RTBF has decided to start a process of gradual extinction
of the broadcasting of its emissions on medium wave: first of all a
reduction of 5 hours by day of broadcasts at low listening hours (before 6
am and after 8 pm) of its strongest transmitter emitting on 621 kHz since
Wavre, before the complete shutdown of its last two transmitters in the
medium waves in the coming months.

The strategy is to turn off the oldest technology (AM) at the time of the
massive launch of a new one (the DAB+), while continuing the simultaneous
broadcast in FM for several years before the shutdown also of the latter
technology of analog broadcast to switch to the full digital DAB+ / IP as
did Norway last year.

Listeners are already finding it increasingly difficult to find AM / FM
receivers. They are replaced by receivers (FM) / DAB+ / internet because
the future of radio broadcasting is at all digital hybrid coupling DAB+
and Internet (IP). DAB+ for massive listening to broadcasts and live
broadcasts, the internet for listening to more specialized programs, or on
demand or outside the main broadcasting area (Brussels and Wallonia for
RTBF), as well as abroad.

And it is in this strategy that RTBF is fully committed by proceeding in
successive stages out of respect for its audience in order to give it time
to equip itself with new technologies.

An important information campaign will precede in the coming months the
shutdown of the last two AM transmitters of La Premiere and Viva Cite at
the time of the launch of DAB+ (already tested by RTBF and thus audible
since 2012 almost everywhere in Brussels and France). Wallonia for Classic
21 and La Premiere in particular).

Lastly, it is also possible to listen to RTBF's radio programs, live and
on demand, all over the world from the websites of the six RTBF channels
and from the mobile sites and applications <rtbf.be> , Auvio and
Radioplayer.be

Small lexicon of radio broadcasting modes

Amplitude Modulation (AM): This is the first broadcast technology of the
radio, launched a hundred years ago. There are three frequency bands
(depending on the wavelength): short waves (OC or SW), medium waves (OM or
MW) and long waves (OL or LW).

Modulated Frequency (FM): This is the second broadcast technology of
radio, which developed from the 60s and is still today the most widely
used way to listen to radio.

DAB+ digital radio : this is the latest technology developed for radio
broadcasting, in DAB (compression in MPEG 2) first in the 80s and then in
DAB+ (compression in MPEG4) since the end of the years 2000 and is
becoming widespread in Europe. Unlike the first two technologies that are
analog, the DAB+ is digital. Its massive launch throughout Belgium is
planned for next year.

Digital radio by internet : it is a completely different means of digital
broadcasting, which uses the IP (internet protocol) as transmission
technology and which, unlike the other three technologies called
"broadcast" (free reception for the listener), requires an internet
connection.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, dxld June 26)

BOLIVIA   4410 kHz, Radio Eco Reyes - Bolivia esta no ar 24 horas
com apenas 200 Watts ?? (Segundo o amigo Ivanildo Goncalves) Locutor
com comentarios, 2320 UT, Dia 18 Junho 2018, SINPO 34222.
(Daniel Wyllyans-BRA, hcdx / dxld June 19)

BRAZIL   11735  Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria, 2002-2033 UT, June 13,
Portuguese, news, "Estas foram as principais noticias aqui na
Transmundial", "5 horas, 1 minuto em Brasilia", "Esta e a Radio
Transmundial, transmitindo de Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil...".
23322
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, dxld June 19)

BRAZIL   Radio Nacional da Amazonia, more details and correction
interference frequency, about my yesterday log.

11780 kHz, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, at 1840-2020 UT on June
27, Portuguese, soccer, live match Brazil vs Serbia, World Soccer Cup,
Russia 2018. Strong interference from China on 11775 kHz. It heard better
on 11782 kHz to minimize interference from 11775 kHz. At 1959 UT China
closed and no interference. At 2000 UT: "17 horas en Brasilia, Radio
Nacional da Amazonia, alegria, musica, prestacao de servico publico",
"Radio Nacional da Amazonia no coracao do povo, no coracao do Brasil",
news, comments, Brazilian songs. SINPO: when China on air on 11775 kHz
21331, when China closed 25332.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx June 28)

CANADA   6070 kHz  CFRX, Toronto. Discussion/interview program at 0750 UT,
advert string at 0757 UT, including one requesting blood donations. ID for
the CFRB mediumwave outlet at 0800 UT, then news highlights. A weak signal
and difficult listening under an S6 local electrical hash here. BUT ...
always nice to hear it in our winter evenings. June 23.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, ARDXC "ADXN" magazine July 2)

COLOMBIA   6009.99 kHz  La Voz de tu Conciencia, Lomalinda, Puerto Lleras.
Believed to be this at 0720 UT with long talks (preaching) in Spanish but
I was unable to pick out an ID during 25 min of monitoring. Boy, what a
wobbly old carrier this station has! Tuning in USB, I could hear the
carrier wonder erratically between 6009.91 and 6009.99 kHz. Watching the
carrier dip and bounce across a range of frequencies on the TWR Bonaire
Kiwi SDR while listening to the de-tuned USB tone wobble on my own
receiver gave me half an hour of fascination and mirth! June 23.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, ARDXC "ADXN" magazine July 2)

6010v Radio de to Conciencia, Colombia. 0900 UT, tentative. Poor with
Spanish programming. Radio Inconfidencia, Brazil sked to sign-on 0900 UT
so unsure what I was hearing but presume the Colombian, June 22
(Rob Shepherd-Qsl-AUS, ARDXC "ADXN" magazine July 2)

CUBA   6000 kHz, R Havana Cuba {via Quivican San Felipe TITAN site, wb},
English hour with talx re abortion in Argentina, the UN asking the Trump
administration to stop separating children from their parents at the
border, in the news roundup into lively Cuban music, into Arts Roundup at
0445 kHz. English hour started up again with intro & news at ToH, but
abruptly off at 0510 UT, revealing BBC at 6005 kHz. 5554+4+ MUCH better
modulation than usual of late, only a LITTLE overmodulated but perfectly
understandable. 0430-0510* UT on June 9.
(Kenneth Vito Zichi-MI-USA, MARE Tipsheet June 15 via dxld)

CUBA  [and non]. 9580 kHz {via Quivican San Felipe TITAN site, wb}, on
June 29 at 0118 UT, CRI English relay is very undermodulated on an
S=9+30dB signal. // 9570 kHz via Cerrik ALBANIA relay about one word ahead
is *much* louder tho weaker on the meter at only S=9+20dB. Relative
audibility of these two varies greatly depending also on how propagation
is working from Europe; quite well tonight.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 29)

DENMARK   5840 kHz, World Music Radio, 06 June at 1952-2024 UT.

International music program with afropop, slow pop songs, L.A. ballad
etc., woman brief announcements (no clear) with possible IDs,
man unclear announcement, chorus jingle ID at times as World Music
Radio, woman ID at 2009 UT as W.M.R., other rumbled announcements
during music program, heard in USB, strong QRN statics, almost fair.
(Gianni Serra-ITA, NASWA Flashsheet June 24, dxld June 26)

EGYPT   Reception of Radio Cairo West European Sce in 31mb June 22:

1700-1900  9799.7 ABS 250 kW 005 deg NE/ME Turkish, off air at 18 UT
1800-1900  9490.0 ABS 200 kW 325 deg WeEUR Italian, good modulation
1900-2000  9604.7 ABS 250 kW 005 deg EaEUR Russian - not air today
1900-2000  9570.0 ABS 200 kW 325 deg WeEUR German,  good modulation
2000-2115  9894.7 ABS 200 kW 325 deg WeEUR French,  good modulation
2115-2245  9799.7 ABS 200 kW 325 deg WeEUR English, good modulation
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

FRANCE   [to CHAD target]   Dandal Kura Radio Int via MBR FMO
via TDF Issoudun bcast center, June 18-19

1800-2000 11830 ISS 100 kW 167 deg to CeAF Kanuri, very good
0600-0700 11910 ISS 100 kW 167 deg to CeAF Kanuri, fair/good
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

INDIA   DRM Test of 2nd New TX at AIR Delhi.

All India Radio is going to test DRM broadcast with FM Gold program from
their 2nd new 100 kW transmitter at Kingsway, New Delhi at 0400-0600 UT
(0930-1130 IST) on 7505 kHz towards eastern India between 2nd July
and 4th July (3 days). Via Alok Kr Dasgupta

Weak signals noted at my location Hyderabad today 2 July 2018,
not decoding DRM.

I am in South India (ie not in target area which is EastIndia)
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia yg July 2)

INDIA   Happy to inform that the 2nd new 100 kW SW transmitter from
Delhi is noted on air for the last few days. The full schedule of the
two new 100 kW transmitters from Delhi is as follows:

4870 0230-0330, 1430-1530, 1330-1430 Nepali (Nepal)
7250 0830-1130 Urdu (Pakistan), 1130-1140 HS
7380 0100-0200 Sindhi (Pakistan)
7505 0130-0230 Nepali (Nepal) 0230-0245 Hindi HS, 0245-0300 English HS
7555 1215-1330 Tibetan (China), 1330-1430 Nepali (Nepal),
     1515-1530 HS Hindi, 1530-1600 HS English
9835 0000-0045 Tamil (Sri Lanka)
9950 0700-0800 Nepali (Nepal)
9950 0830-1130 Urdu (Pakistan) 1130-1140 HS, 1215-1315 Burmese
     (Myanmar)
11620 0700-0800 Nepali (Nepal)
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, June 24, DXindia yg / direct / dxld June 26)

INDONESIA   3325, "Voice of Indonesia" instead, Cimmanggis closed for ever
{placebo effect outlet - meant for SWL/QSL gatherer collectors}

via RRI Palangkaraya tropical band outlet, on June 21, at 1059 UT. Full ID
in English (ending the English segment); clearly giving just the 9525 kHz
frequency; at 1100 UT switched to Chinese. Again at 1300 UT started
another segment in English with ID and VOI news. NBC off the air today, so
no QRM.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

INTERNATIONAL    Latest clandestine schedules, in time order:

Updated summer A-18 schedule of clandestine broadcasts, June 18

Al-Azm Radio
0000-2400 11745 JED or RIY unknown to NE/ME Arabic

Radio Republica
0100-0300  9490 ISS 150 kW 285 deg to Cuba Spanish

Voice of Kashmir
0230-0330  6030 DEL 100 kW non-dir to SoAS Kashmiri

Denge Welat
0230-0500  9525 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish

Radio Republica
0300-0400  9490 ISS 150 kW 285 deg to Cuba Spanish Sun/Mon

Voice of Freedom
0300-0800  6045 HWA 010 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean

Radio Tamazuj
0330-0430  7315 ISS 250 kW 138 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic
0330-0430  9600 ISS 250 kW 138 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic
0330-0430 11650 MDC 250 kW 340 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic

Radio Dabanga
0430-0500  7315 ISS 250 kW 138 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic
0430-0500  9600 ISS 250 kW 138 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic
0430-0500 13800 MDC 250 kW 335 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic

Echo of Unification
0400-0600  3966vCNG 005 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0400-0600  5905 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0400-0600  6250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean

Radio (Ndarason) International
0500-0600  5960 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Kanuri

Dandal Kura Radio International
0500-0600  7220 ISS 100 kW 167 deg to CeAF Kanuri

Denge Welat
0500-0600 11530 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish

Voice of The People
0530-2330  3480 K-S 050 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0530-2330  3910 K-S 050 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0530-2330  3930 K-S 050 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0530-2330  4450 K-S 050 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0530-2330  6520 K-S 050 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0530-2330  6600 K-S 050 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean

Radio (Ndarason) International
0600-0700  7415 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Kanuri

Dandal Kura Radio International
0600-0700 11910 ISS 100 kW 167 deg to CeAF Kanuri

Denge Welat
0600-1500 11530 KCH 300 kW 130 deg to WeAS Kurdish

Echo of Hope
0600-2400  3985 HWA 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0600-2400  4885 SEO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0600-2400  5995 HWA 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0600-2400  6250 SEO 010 kW 010 deg to NoEaAS Korean
0600-2400  6350 HWA 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0600-2400  9100 SEO 010 kW 010 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Radio (Ndarason) International
0700-0800 13810 WOF 250 kW 165 deg to WeAF Kanuri

Voice of Kashmir
0730-0830  6100 DEL 250 kW 134 deg to SoAS Kashmiri

Voice of Freedom
0900-1500  6045 HWA 010 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean

Republic of Yemen Radio
0900-0700 11860 JED or RIY unknown to NE/ME Arabic

Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope
1130-1200  7530 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Hmong

Echo of Unification
1200-1400  3966vCNG 005 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
1200-1400  5905 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
1200-1400  6250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean

Voice of Tibet
1200-1205 11646 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese
1205-1230 11656 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese

Radio ERGO
1200-1300 17845 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali

Radio Que Me
1200-1230  9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS Vietnamese Fri

Voice of Tibet
1230-1243 11606 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1243-1300 11601 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan

National Unity Radio
1200-1500  9885 DB  100 kW 071 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Radio Free North Korea
1200-1300 15630 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Voice of Tibet
1300-1330 11626 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese

Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1300-1330  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Chinese Mon
1300-1330  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Tue
1300-1330  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Wed
1300-1330  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS English Thu
1300-1330  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Fri
1300-1330  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Sat
1300-1330  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sun

Voice of Tibet
1300-1305  9888 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1305-1400  9887 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan

Nippon no Kaze
1300-1330  9465 TSH 300 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1300-1330  9900 TSH 300 kW 352 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1300-1330  9940 TSH 100 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1330-1400  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Mon
1330-1400  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Tue
1330-1400  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Wed
1330-1400  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS English Thu
1330-1400  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Fri
1330-1400  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sat
1330-1400  7215 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Sun

Voice of Wilderness
1330-1530  7625 TAC 100 kW 070 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Furusato no Kaze
1330-1400  9705 TSH 300 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1330-1400  9455 TSH 300 kW 352 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1330-1400  9950 TSH 100 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Japanese

Furusato no Kaze
1405-1435  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese

Voice of Kashmir
1430-1530  6030 DEL 100 kW non-dir to SoAS Kashmiri

North Korea Reform Radio
1430-1530  7590 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Furusato no Kaze
1430-1500  9450 TSH 300 kW 352 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1430-1500  9560 TSH 300 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1430-1500  9960 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS Japanese

Living Water Ministry Broadcasting
1500-1600  7280 PUG 250 kW 000 deg to NoEaAS Korean Tue-Thu
1500-1530  7280 PUG 250 kW 000 deg to NoEaAS Korean Fri

Nippon no Kaze
1500-1530  7335 TSH 300 kW 352 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1500-1530  9685 TSH 300 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1500-1530  9975 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Radio Tamazuj
1500-1530 15150 MDC 250 kW 340 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic
1500-1530 15550 SMG 250 kW 150 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic

Denge Welat
1500-2100 11530 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish

Voice of Martyrs
1530-1600  7525 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Nippon no Kaze
1530-1600  7335 TSH 300 kW 352 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1530-1600  9685 TSH 300 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1530-1600  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Radio Dabanga
1530-1630 15150 MDC 250 kW 340 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic
1530-1630 15550 ISS 250 kW 138 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic

Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1600-1630  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Chinese Mon
1600-1630  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Tue
1600-1630  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Wed
1600-1630  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS English Thu
1600-1630  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Fri
1600-1630  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Sat
1600-1630  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sun

Furusato no Kaze
1600-1630  7335 TSH 300 kW 352 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1600-1630  9470 TSH 300 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1600-1630  9960 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS Japanese

Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow
1600-1630  7580 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri

Radio Xoriyo Ogaden
1600-1630 17770 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Mon/Fri
1600-1630 17630 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Tue/Sat

Oromo Voice Radio/Raadiyoo Sagalee Oromoo
1600-1630 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon/Wed/Sat

Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya
1600-1630 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Oromo Sun

Voice of Freedom
1600-2000  6045 HWA 010 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean

Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1630-1700  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Mon
1630-1700  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Tue
1630-1700  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Wed
1630-1700  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS English Thu
1630-1700  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Fri
1630-1700  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sat
1630-1700  6165 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Sun

Nippon no Kaze
1630-1700  7335 TSH 300 kW 352 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Furusato no Kaze
1700-1730  6155 TSH 300 kW 352 deg to NoEaAS Japanese

Voice of Oromo Liberation
1700-1730 15420 NAU 100 kW 139 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun

Dimtse Radio Erena
1700-1800  9720 SCB 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Tigrinya/Arabic M-F
1700-1800  9720 SCB 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Sat
1700-1800  9720 SCB 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Arabic Sun

Voice of Amara Radio
1700-1800 15360 ISS 250 kW 120 deg to EaAF Amharic Sat-Mon/Wed

Voice of Oromo Liberation
1730-1800 15420 NAU 100 kW 139 deg to EaAF Amharic Wed

Radio Nigeria Hausa Sce/Radio Na Gaskiya/Radio of Truth
1800-1900 15110 SCB 050 kW 195 deg to WeAF Hausa

Dandal Kura Radio International
1800-2000 11830 ISS 100 kW 167 deg to CeAF Kanuri

Radio (Ndarason) International
1800-2100 12050 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Kanuri

Radio Itahuka
1800-1900 15420 MDC 250 kW 320 deg to SoAF Kirundi Sat

Lutheran World Federation Voice of Gospel (Sawtu Linjilia)
1830-1900 15315 ISS 500 kW 180 deg to WeCeAF Fulfulde

North Korea Reform Radio
2030-2130  7500 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Voice of Freedom
2100-0200  6045 HWA 010 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean

Echo of Unification
2200-2400  3966vCNG 005 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
2200-2400  5905 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
2200-2400  6250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean

Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope
2230-2300  7530 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Hmong

Voice of Tibet
2300-2307  7483 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
2307-2330  7488 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
2330-2337  7493 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
2337-2400  7487 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18, dxld June 26)

KOREA D.P.R.   Koreanischer Zentraler Rundfunk (KCBS)

"Naenara"  <www.naenara.com.kp/de>  aus der DVR Korea (Nord)
veroeffentlichte heute Folgendes ueber den "Koreanischen Zentralen
Rundfunk" (engl. Abk.: KCBS):

Er ist Staatsrundfunk der DVR Korea, der vom Koreanischen Zentralen
Rundfunkkomitee betrieben wird.

Koreanischer Zentraler Rundfunk verkuendete am 14. Oktober 1946 mit der
Live-Sendung der historischen Rede Kim Il Sungs nach seiner triumphalen
Heimkehr den Beginn seiner Sendungen vor aller Welt.
Der damalige Sendername war "Pyongyanger Rundfunk".

Er wurde spaeter im Mai 1946 in "Pyongyanger Zentralrundfunk",
im Februar 1948 in "Zentralrundfunk Nordkoreas" und im November 1948 in
"Koreanischen Zentralen Rundfunk" umbenannt.

In der ersten Zeit nach seiner Gruendung strahlte er seine Sendungen auf
einer Welle taeglich drei Stunden aus, aber nun werden einige
Wellenbereiche verwendet, deren gesamte Sendezeit Dutzende Stunden
betraegt.

Es gibt Sendung fuer die eigene Bevoelkerung, koreanischsprachige Sendung
fuer Auslandskoreaner und Sendungen fuer auslaendische Hoerer in Deutsch,
Chinesisch, Russisch, Englisch, Japanisch, Franzoesisch, Spanisch und
Arabisch.

Die Startmusik der Sendung ist "Die Hymne auf die Vaterlandsliebe", und
das Sendeprogramm beginnt mit den unsterblichen revolutionaeren Lobliedern
"Das Lied auf General Kim Il Sung" und "Das Lied auf den Heerfuehrer Kim
Jong Il".

<http://www.naenara.com.kp/de/news/?0+103759>
(Arnulf Piontek-D, A-DX ng July 2)

KOREA SOUTH   Echo of Hope - Voice of Hope (VOH), with *new development*.
In the past their 9100 kHz frequency was always clear of North DPR Korea
jamming, but on June 21, at 1043 UT, founded them jammed, along with the
normally jammed 3985, 5995, 6250, and 6350 kHz.
No jamming, as usual, on 4885 kHz.

This was also confirmed by Chulsu (Seoul, South Korea), per YouTube
posting today, which switched reception between jammed 9100 kHz and
unjammed 4885 kHz
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRetOrY_btw&feature=youtu.be>

So now 4885 kHz remains the only VOH frequency free of jamming or are
their days of clear reception numbered?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

LATVIA   History of the legendary Radiotekhnika factory.

Riga, 1927. There is a massive hobby for radio, only in one year the
number of radio subscribers in Latvia increases from one and a half to ten
thousand people. At the same time, the owner of the photo studio, a native
of the Jewish family, Abram Leibovitz, quickly realized that selling radio
equipment was a very profitable occupation. But only the production of
their own models is a very time consuming process, but selling foreign
ready equipment is much more interesting. But in Latvia there is a law on
competition, which nullifies the entire benefit of such activities.

A born businessman Leibovitz comes up with an exit: to buy ready-made
radios in Germany, right on the spot to dismantle them, pack out spare
parts and, in the guise of radio components, bring them to the country.
Already in Riga receivers were collected anew and sold under the guise
of local with the label A.L. Radio. So JSC "AeEbrama Leibovica foto
radio centrale", became the progenitor of the legendary plant
"Radiotehnika".

Second dad In the thirties, Leibovitz invites a brilliant technician to
work at the age of 22 who won the Ministry of Internal Affairs competition
and collected two hundred regenerative three-lamp battery radiators for
border guards. Alexander Apsisis, who is often mistakenly considered the
founder of the Riga plant, did not work for Leibovitz for very long, since
they did not agree on some working issues. Subsequently (in 1934) Apsitis
decides to register his production: the company "A. Apsitis &
F. Zhukovskis", which produces receivers of "Tonmeistars", and also
produces radio accessories.

At the same time, Leibovitz has a new problem: Adolf Hitler comes to power
in Germany, which aggravates the "Jewish question". At the beginning of
his reign, the country's enterprises were advised not to work with
representatives of this nationality, so Leibovitz loses his main supplier
of radio components, and he has to start developing his own models.

The strategies of the companies Leibovitz and Apsitis were completely
different: the first was a "businessman to the marrow of bones", he
attracted buyers due to the appearance of his goods and powerful
advertising. Absolutely commercial component of the business Leibovitsa
made itself felt: if there was an opportunity to profit from loss of
quality, he did not miss it. This affects so far - now the original radio
receivers of its production are extremely difficult to find in working
order. Apsitis, being an excellent radio technician, was chasing after the
quality. His different models sometimes differed little from each other in
appearance, but were assembled perfectly. Ultimately Apsitis made the
maximum contribution to the development of the company, which later
becomes known as Radiotehnika. The combination of a merchant and equipment
In 1940, Soviet troops entered Riga, and the new government nationalized
Apsitis company, combining it with several small private companies, and
himself technology has made the general manager. Now the association was
called "Radiotehnika". In turn, the company Leibovitz also nationalized -
it became part of the enterprise "Radiopionieris". During the war, the
Germans merged Radiopionieris and Radiotehnika, making them a subsidiary
of Telefunken Geratewerk Riga.

By the end of the war, in 1944, all enterprises tried to export to
Germany, but thanks to Alexander Apsitis, most of the equipment was still
preserved (in the boxes for transportation, he imperceptibly laid bricks
and scrap), and when the German occupation was lifted, the plant again
received his former director and the name "Radiotehnika".

The enterprise intended to resume the production of radio equipment, but
it was necessary to start with the help in restoring the bridge that was
destroyed during the war through the Daugava. At the same time, the traces
of Abram Leibovitz are lost, the last mention of which can be found only
during the German occupation.

New production and legendary developments
[Continuation in the next issue]
<https://vk.com/radioreceiver>
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #983 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 1)

MACEDONIA   810  Just speculation, but I wonder if Skopje {Ovchje Polje}
increased power on 810 kHz yesterday, as it was the day the country's name
change was ratified with Greece? It does carry external service programmes
in the evening on weekdays. Officially {now reduced} power is 100 kW re
WRTH 2018 {of nominal 1000 kW, a gift / present of the EU Brussels / DWL
Bonn in 1999, wb}. Plus of course it is already dark in Macedonia at 1930
UTC whereas sunset in central Scotland was not until 2105 UTC yesterday.
(Alan Pennington-UK, dxld June 26)

Skopje, Yugoslavia, used to be a big megawatt, e.g. WRTH 1991.
Wonder if they still have that capability?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 26)

from archive:
MACEDONIA   DW is building a new 1200 kW tx for MW 810 to replace the
present 133* kW old tx unit located in Ovchje Polje site, near Skopje
{inaugurated on June 10, 2002 year, wb.}.
This tx will be used for home sce & DW progrs in Albanian, Macedonian,
Bosnian & Serbian sces.

Taken from the interview with technical director of Macedonian Radio -
Makedonska Radiodifuzija, heard on DW radio in Macedonian language
on May 20th, 1999.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, June 16, 1999)

* The power 135 kW in 1971 looks like a tx manufactured by Elektroimpex in
Hungary. This tx type was manufactured since (at least) the early 1950s.

Now I also remember the 135 kW txs that operated in Hungary -
I did'nt know who built them.

Elektroimpex built several 135 kW trs, including Kaliningrad 1385 kHz, but
CFTH (Thomson) also built several ones (model 721), including Ljubljana,
Zagreb, according to WRTH 1957.

Already in WRTH 1957 a CFTH model 1392 at 25 kW is listed for Skopje.

In WRTH 1958 the 135 kW txer pops up for Skopje, but it never shows up in
the CFTH lists, so may be Hungarian made, but see below.

In WRTH 1964 it says that BBC delivered (no year) 100 kW SW for Stublice
and 100 kW MW for Skoplje. A little bit of confusion here ...
(Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 22, 2002)

Interestingly, WRTH 2002 lists power as 500 kW!

Although some reports stated that the new Thomcast [Thales] tx would be
1200 kW.

Olle's information seems to suggest just one tx on 810 kHz with an output
power of 1000 kW {ITU Geneve requested/registered} - for instance >the tx<
is mentioned.

Yes, I think Brown Boveri indeed offered like Thomson single txs of this
power level, contrary to the practice of Telefunken; Kvitsoy 1314 kHz,
Marnach 1440 kHz and Langenberg 1593 kHz are/were pairs of 600 kW txs,
Mainflingen 1539 kHz is a pair of 350 kW units. (Actually Marnach has
three tx, but most likely one as spare, I think it is not possible to
operate all rigs simultaneously as a single 1800 kW.)

The WRTH only lists location of the 135 kW unit on 810 kHz as Skopje, but
seemingly a different site to the 1000 kW one.
I suppose it could have been shifted to Ovce Pole later.

I also wonder if the 1000/1200 kW site was completely new, i.e. the old
135 kW transmitter is located elsewhere. Of course the question remains,
why the shut-down of the "old" high power tx?
(Kai Ludwig-D, / Noel Green-UK, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 22/23, 2002)

ITU/EBU list registration shows two different locations for Skopje
entries:

Skopje Madzari of 1941 year.
1314 kHz 100 kW 170deg 4masts [former 809 kHz]
41 59 22.80 N  21 31 34.78 E

1314   100 kW  directional main lobe in 170 degrs 23 dB, co-channel
reduction 18 dB towards Timishoara-ROU, 13 dB towards Norway.
Skopje  21E33 41N59 JRT2/3, former JRT these days!

and 130 kilometers distance apart at

 810  1000 kW  non-dir  32.1 dB  Ovce Pole site at 21E54 41N47 JRT-1.
Skopje Karadzali Ovche Pole, 810 kHz, 1200 kW in 2002 to 2015 years,
reduced to 100 kW to save energy from 2016 year:
41 46 59.58 N  21 53 25.44 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 11, 2002 year)

MACEDONIA   MKD Makedonska Radiodifuzija. QSL-sheet 810 kHz 1200 kW
Ovce Pole. No IRC, no money, 52 days.
The addr: Makedonska Radiodifuzija, Bul. Goce Delcev bb, 1000 Skopje,
Macedonia. E-mail  <razvoj -at- jpmrd.gov.mk>

DRM tests happened in November 2004 year.
DW Bonn Germany ceased using MW 810 after 4 years in December 2006.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 17, 2002 year)

MACEDONIA   810   HIGH-POWER AM TRANSMITTER INAUGURATED.

Macedonian Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski formally put a new 1200 kW
medium-wave tx "Ovce Pole" into operation on Monday [10 June, 2002 year].

In his address at the ceremony, Georgievski extended gratitude to the
German and French embassies for putting this project among their
priorities, as it would enable for the Macedonian Radio - Radio Skopje to
improve its bcing quality throughout the country and the region.

French Ambassador Francois Terrell said that this project presented a new
opportunity for the voice from Macedonia to be spread throughout Europe,
while German Ambassador Werner Burkhardt said it was a new approach to
democratisation of the relations in Macedonia.

The tx is produced by the French company "Tales-Broadcast End Multimedia",
presenting a top- product in this sphere. The German and French govts
donated funds for procuring of the tx, while the public company
"Macedonian Broadcast" provided financially support for its assembly. The
project is worth about 2.5m Euros.
(MIA nx agency, via BBC_Monitoring via dxld, June 10, 2002 year)

I checked the 810 channel two weeks ago, while on beach holiday in Central
Italy, but couldn't observe any spectacular signal strength.
But today June 11 at 2200 UT a very powerful signal from Orchie Polje
noted so far, here in Southern Germany. (wb, June 11, 2002 year)

MADAGASCAR    QSL Madagascar World Voice.

Two new QSL cards from Madagascar World Voice via Konstantin Chernushenko
were received in response to the reports of April 14 and 29, 2018. On the
first card is a sailboat with a quote from the Bible. The second card with
the USSR stamp was printed by KNLS in the 80s of the last century.

Constantine recently discovered about a hundred such cards in the archive.
The envelope was sent from Nashville, Tennessee on June 13, 2018.

QSL can be found here
<http://freerutube.info/2018/06/28/qsl-madagascar-world-voice-knls-
madagaskar-aprel-2018-goda/>
(Dmitry Elagin-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx", via Anatoly Klepov-RUS,
RUSdx #983 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 1)

NEW ZEALAND   13839.955 approx.  on June 17 at 0054 UT, RNZI is about the
OSOB, and slightly off-frequency, maybe signature of the backup
transmitter? Others have seemed a bit off, but not bothered to measure as
I expect to from now on. BTW, Dan Sheedy had RNZI on 9700 kHz instead of
5980 kHz at 1401 UT on June 16, as I did on June 12 [not 13 as in original
report], but not every day:
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 19)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3260 kHz, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), on June 21,
noted 1210* UT, sudden cut off in mid-song; not as strong today as
recently heard.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

[BOUGAINVILLE non-log]  3325 kHz, NBC Bougainville, at 1046+ UT on June
21. Clearly off the air today, so continuing to be rather erratic; only
"Voice of Indonesia" heard here
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

PERU   4747 kHz, Radio Huanta 2000 - por Dexista Ivanildo Gonsalves
com Musicas, 2240 UT, Recebida no 2 Mini Encontro DX de Mato Grosso.
Antena Beverage Simples, receptor Tecsun PL 660. Dia 17 Junho 2018,
Nova Xavantina MT, Brasil
<https://youtu.be/NU34FsWpfVQ>
(via Daniel Wyllyans-BRA, hcdx & dxld June 17)

PHILIPPINES   IBB BBG Philippines Voice of America.
Received QSL cards from IBB Philippines for receiving Voice of America in
Khmer language on May 14, 2018. A letter from the International
Broadcasting Bureau's Philippines Transmitting Station was sent from
Manila.

Cards can be found here
<http://freerutube.info/2018/06/26/ibb-philippines-voice-of-america-
filippinyi-may-2018-goda/>
(Dmitry Elagin-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx", via Anatoly Klepov-RUS,
RUSdx #983 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 1)

PHILIPPINES   Good signal of FEBC Radio in Chinese in 31mb June 15

1000-1400 9275 BOC 100 kW 345 deg to EaAs Chinese, not // on 9400
1000-1400 9400 IBA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAs Chinese, not // on 9275
1400-1600 9275 BOC 100 kW 345 deg to EaAs Chinese, not // on 9345
1400-1600 9345 IBA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAs Chinese, not // on 9275

FEBC via tx Iba vs. FEBC tx Bocaue on 15450 kHz, June 16

0900-1000 15450 IBA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS Hui zu/Zhuang, very good
0930-1000 15450 BOC 100 kW 245 deg to SEAS Minangkabau is very weak
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 15 / 16)

PHILIPPINES   Reception of Radio Pilipinas PBS Manila
via US IBB-BBG VOA Tinang relay site, June 15
1730-1930  9910 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to NE&ME Filipino, good signal
1730-1930 12120 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to NE&ME Filipino, fair signal
1730-1930 15190 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to NE&ME Filipino, weak signal
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 15)

Radio Veritas Asia, Philippines final schedule.
RVA says it is closing down SW June 30. It's never clear exactly when the
last broadcast may be, in terms of local time or UT, but here is the
schedule from the WRTH A-18 Update

RADIO VERITAS ASIA (Rlg)
kHz: 6115, 9610, 9645, 9670, 11675,
11760, 11850, 11870, 11880,
11935, 11945, 15225, 15255, 15280,
15355, 15450, 15530

Summer Schedule 2018

Bengali Days Area kHz
1400-1430 daily SAs 11880pug*
Burmese
1130-1200 daily SEA 15450pug*
Chin
0130-0200 daily SEA 15255pug*
1330-1400 daily SEA 11870pug*
Chinese
1000-1130 daily EAs 11945pug*
2100-2230 daily EAs 6115pug*
Hmong
1200-1230 daily SEA 11935pug*
Kachin
0000-0030 daily SEA 9645pug*
1230-1300 daily SEA 15225pug*
Karen
1200-1230 daily SEA 11760pug*
Khmer
1000-1030 daily SEA 11850pug*
Tagalog
1500-1555 daily SEA 11675pug*
2300-2330 daily SEA 15355pug*
Telugu
1430-1500 daily SAs 11870pug*
Urdu
0100-0130 daily SAs 15280pug*
1430-1500 daily SAs 9610pug*
Vietnamese
0130-0230 daily SEA 15530pug*
1300-1400 daily SEA 11850pug*
2330-2400 daily SEA 9670pug*

Key: * SW transmissions planned to stop in June.
(WRTH pdf update / Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via gh-OK, dxld June 30)

RUSSIA [and non]  Big event Football Worldcup 2018 in Russia in June /
July, tuning around the 40 and 80 m hambands in SSB, lots of excitement
heard from stations in Russia + special-event Worldcup specials. For which
I must add are well-behaved with no QRM, etc. Worldcup specials also heard
from Denmark such as 5Q8FWC. My radio, Tecsun PL-660 using just the
telescopic whip. Also excellent coverage of the Worldcup on BBC Radio 5,
909 and 693, etc., etc.
(Jon Collins, Birmingham-UK, June 21, dxld June 26)

RUSSIA   [Re SPAIN, gh comment:]
"There's got to be a silly ballgame from Moskva right now airing
worldwide"

You are aware of the former use of that site at Samara where another
venue for FIFA's top product has been built? Five years ago the place
was still called Radiozentr 3. Yes, this very one!

{ many nice photo images visible, wb.,
lots of neat photos of antennas, towers, dogs, snow; captions in Russian
gh, dxld June 17 }

<https://babkin-valentin.livejournal.com/74341.html>

(Kai Ludwig-D, direct and dxld / RUSdx June 17)

RUSSIA/SPAIN   Radio Exterior of Spain and the World Cup 2018 in Russia

It is curious and surprising that while throughout the year Spanish
Foreign Radio was providing great information on sporting events,
especially football, matches of the Champions League, as well as those of
the Spanish national team, with live broadcasts whenever Spanish teams
were affected, even opening the programming long before their usual
schedule, if some games were held before REE began its broadcast, now,
with the football World Cup being held in Russia, it is not dedicating a
single minute to the transmissions of this event, not even when the
Spanish team is playing.

When a few years ago in 2014, Radio Exterior de Espana closed its
broadcasts, a platform for the defense of shortwave was formed for this
station, to reconsider their position and return to shortwave. On that
platform there were various associations and representatives of Spanish
workers who serve on boats, fishing vessels that work in different fishing
grounds around the world; in fact, REE emits, on one of its frequencies
for the "El Gran Sol" area, a fishing ground located in the North Atlantic
where there is a large quantity of Spanish fishing vessels, and the
platform emphasized the great service that REE provided and lends to these
workers that find themselves on the high seas, where it is very difficult
to listen to radio and stay informed if not through shortwave.

Well, well, during the celebration of the football World Cup, these
workers have been deprived of being able to follow the Spanish national
football team in particular and the Cup in general.

And more surprising is that, before the start of the World Cup, and always
in recent years, the programming of Radio Exterior de Espana had been from
the National Radio of Spain, Radio 1 (except for one program production of
it own, that is "Spaniards at Sea"), with its complete coverage that
offers all sports and football in particular, in fact, Radio Nacional,
Radio 1 is broadcasting all the matches of the Spanish national team and
putting on the air worldwide information. Well, since the beginning of the
World Cup, REE is broadcasting, instead of RNE Radio 1, Radio 5 All-News,
which does not have any sports information programming.

So, for reasons that I do not know, Radio Exterior de Espana has
completely sidelined the Russian soccer World Cup, especially depriving
workers on Spanish ships, at least so far, of being able to follow the
actions of our team in the World Cup.

Contrast this with the coverage that other international broadcasters, are
offering of this event, such as the BBC World Service, which in the
evenings-nights, and on the frequencies of 15400 and 9410 kHz, is
transmitting the matches of the English national team, and even of other
match-ups.

Finally, remember that the Radio Exterior frequencies of Spain are,
currently, those of 17855, 17715, 15520 and 15390 kHz, although it is
common that some of them are off the air; in fact for a few days 15520 and
15390 kHz issued only the carrier, but yesterday June 20 the four
frequencies were on the air.

The email of REE, which usually respond to emails that are sent to it, is
as follows:
<secretariatecnica.ree -at- rtve.es>
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, Google translation, by GH dxld June 26)

RUSSIA   Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

The radio station broadcasting programs in Yakut and Russian languages on
HF frequencies of 7295 and 7345 kHz, prepared by NBC "Sakha Yakutia", has
ceased broadcasting since April 27.

The project was funded by the republican government, broadcasting was
discontinued due to financial problems.

There is no information on the date of renewal of information at this time
{ Captain Flint on <http://dxforum.ru/viewtopic.php?t=371>
via RUSdx 17 June direct and via dxld }

[non-log]. Radio Sakha (7295 & 7345 kHz). Thanks to info passed along by
Anker Petersen-DEN, it is now confirmed that NVK Radio Sakha is presently
off the air on SW due to lack of funds. Hence they didn't respond to my
mid-May emails to them, in which I expressed the hope they would soon
return to SW.

Per "RUSdx #981 of June 17
<http://rusdx.narod.ru/bulletin/981.txt>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and dxld June 17)

SAIPAN   13790.035 kHz, on June 13 at 0532 UT, two carriers beating, JBA,
one of them this far off. RFA Chinese via Agignan Point scheduled 03-07
UT, plus ChiCom jammer. Are *any* Saipan transmitters on-frequency?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 19)

SINGAPORE   15285 kHz, on July 2 at 1258 UT, BBCWS discussing a silly
ballgame, fair-poor, 1259 UT plug news coming up, and I knew it! Cuts off
the air at 1300* UT. This is one-hour only via SINGAPORE Kranji relay site
at 1200-1300 UT. The geniuses at BBCWS frequency planning cut up their
emissions into smaller blox rather than sticking to fewer good frequencies
for longer spans.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 2)

12065 kHz BBCWS. June 29 at 1304 UT, BBCWS mid-news ID (also an optional
cutaway for some affiliates for which 5 solid minutes of news is just too
much!); 1320 UT during News Hour, about Annapolis; fair S9-S7, but about
the best we can do at this time for BBCWS in deleted North American
target. Also ~24 hours later June 30. HFCC shows BBCWS the only 12065 kHz
station, but only one hour at 13-14 UT via SINGAPORE Kranji relay, 250 kW
aiming 320 degrees away from us since 27 April; and also since 26 May at
12-13 UT, 63 degrees from Oman, both 250 kW.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, June 29, via ARDXC "ADXN" magazine July 2)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5020 kHz, SIBC Honiara (pres), on June 21 at 1212 UT,
with strong carrier, but again with no trace of any audio; by 1316 UT
could make out the faint voice of announcer (extremely weak modulation).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

SOUTH AFRICA   11925 kHz, on June 25 at 0622 UT, African accented English
with news about Central Africa, report from Durban, S9-S7. It's Channel
Africa this hour at 315 degrees also USward from SenTec Meyerton site.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 26)

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de Espana Noblejas
on two of four frequencies, June 16

1355-1400 Radio Exterior de Espana Interval signal & freq announct
1400-1800 15520 NOB 200 kW 110 deg NE/ME  Spanish Sat/Sun, dead air,
1400-1800 17715 NOB 200 kW 230 deg SoAM   Spanish Sat/Sun, fair/good
1400-1800 17855 NOB 200 kW 290 deg EaNoAM Spanish Sat/Sun, very good
1400-1800 21620 NOB 200 kW 161 deg WeCeAF Spanish Sat/Sun, no signal
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, direct / hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

17855 kHz, on Saturday June 16 at 1413 UT, REE Noblejas is poor to North
America, only S7-S4, playing music, even worse on // 15520 kHz. There's
got to be a silly ballgame from Moskva right now airing worldwide, but REE
must not have rights to it; and surely no local football games available
to compete with it.

15520, on June 16 at 1945 UT, REE is dead air or JBM; while 17855 kHz is
S=9+10dB with interview, not game.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 16)

TAJIKISTAN/CHINA   [TIBET target]  15275 kHz IBB-BBG relay Yangi Yul site.

Radio Free Asia relay heard at 1346 UT on 12 June. Two men conversing in
listed Tibetan language. Fair with jamming by the Chinese mainland
facilities noted on the same frequency.
(Bob Brossell-WI-USA, NASWA Flashsheet via dxld June 17)

Frequency change {fq hopping} of Voice of Tibet June 15
1300-1330 NF11626 kHz DB-Yangi Yul 100 kW 95deg to EaAS Chinese, ex11628.

Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet June 16
1200-1205 NF11646 DB 100 kW 95 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex11513
1205-1230 NF11656 DB 100 kW 95 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex11507

Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet on June 18:
1230-1243 NF11606 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11602
1243-1300 NF11601 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11604
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, direct / hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 15/16/18)

UAE/U.K.  New clandestine via BaBcoCk Woofferton & Al Dhabayya relay site
in UAE from July 1

0400-0500  9665 WOF 250 kW 137 deg to CeAF Multi from July 1
0500-0600 17775 DHA 250 kW 245 deg to CeAF Multi from July 1
1500-1700 13810 DHA 250 kW 240 deg to CeAF Multi from July 1
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

So, no name, language, or target known yet, but triangulating the azimuths
they cross over SUDAN SOUTH. Not even certainly clandestine but at least
target. Maybe one of the previous ones reactivating? (gh, dxld June 22)

U.K.[non], ASCENSION ISL/SOUTH AFRICA
Special BBC Coverage to Africa - World Cup Russia 2018

Poland vs. Senegal national football teams game, June 19
1430-1500  7445 MDC 250 kW 315 deg to CeEaAF English Tue/Fri/Sun,
                                   weak/fair signal
1430-1600  3255 MEY 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF   English Tue/Fri/Sun
1430-1600  6190 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF   English Tue/Fri/Sun
1430-1600 11805 MEY 250 kW 019 deg to CeEaAF English Tue/Fri/Sun,
                                   fair/good signal
1430-1600 17880 ASC 125 kW 085 deg to CeEaAF English Tue/Fri/Sun,
                                   weak/fair signal
1430-1700 15340 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English Tue/Fri/Sun,
                                   very good signal
1430-1700 17545 ASC 125 kW 065 deg to WeAF English Tue/Fri/Sun,
                                   very good signal

Special BBC Coverage to Africa - World Cup Russia 2018
Poland vs. Senegal national football teams game, all in English:

1430-1500  7445 MDC 250 kW 315 deg CeEaAF Tue/Fri/Sun, weak/fair
1430-1600  3255 MEY 100 kW 000 deg SoAF   Tue/Fri/Sun
1430-1600  6190 MEY 100 kW 015 deg SoAF   Tue/Fri/Sun
1430-1600 11805 MEY 250 kW 019 deg CeEaAF Tue/Fri/Sun, fair/good
1430-1600 17880 ASC 125 kW 085 deg CeEaAF Tue/Fri/Sun, weak/fair
1430-1700 15340 ASC 250 kW 027 deg WeAF   Tue/Fri/Sun, very good
1430-1700 17545 ASC 125 kW 065 deg WeAF   Tue/Fri/Sun, very good
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 19)

U.K.   re Babcock Woofferton TX gear, output power

BBC midwinter broadcast to the 38 British Antarctic Survey
staff, June 21, 2018, single day operation:

2130-2200 5985 WOF 250 kW 184 deg to Antarctica English, very good signal
2130-2200 7360 ASC 250 kW 207 deg to Antarctica English, very good signal
2130-2200 9890 WOF 250 kW 182 deg to Antarctica English, very good signal

<mail-archive.com/hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com/msg48414.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

> But, seriously, Woofferton does have transmitters rated at 300 kW and
> have used a 300 kW one in previous years for the BAS broadcast,
> at least on the 49-m frequency.

Do they really have (HFCC is no authoritative source for such questions)?
I see the model number of the last Marconi transmitters installed there
given as B 6124, which would be 250 kW with class B modulation. 1981 also
appears to be a bit early for equipment with pulse width modulation in the
Marconi Pulsam technology (which in its 300 kW implementation was called B
6126).

And I understand that anyway the core of the remaining operations are the
new RIZ transmitters. Are there at any moment more frequencies on air,
still requiring a routine use of the almost 40 years old equipment?
I don't think so.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld June 23)

Hi dear Dave, { to David Porter_WOF_G4OYX }
there is an actual discussion on the TX power of Babcock Woofferton site
{ on BBC Antarctic special single - 30 minutes - day operation June 21 }
at present.

Please inform me of the various 250 / 300 kW power types there.

I know some new RIZ Zagreb Croatia type installed in past half decade,
and also some elder Skelton and Limassol Zyyi units 'moved - in' too ??

and also sometimes old Marconi gear (like in Singapore Kranji // )
were in use as alternative replacement,
but latter had some few 40 - 60 Hertz frequency offset to mention.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 23)

Hi Wolfie,
Pleased to report that I can easily answer your questions!

There are 10 senders available for use at WOF (Babcock Woofferton site)

Sender 93 (S93) and S95 are Marconi BD272 dating from 1963. They are rated
at 250 kW but these days are run at about 220 kW. They are regular AM and
have Class B modulation. Both these 55 year old senders are in use every
day on one fixed frequency!

S81, S82, S83 and S84 are Marconi B6124 from 1981 and are 300kW.
Class B modulation.They are run now at 250kW as they always were at CYP
when it was in use.

They run for a few hours per day. They are auto wavechange so can cover
for all the other senders except for the 3955 service as they cannot
do 75mb.

S96 is a RIZ 500 kW unit from 2006 and is down rated to 250 kW. It has AMC
with 6dB compression (so at 100% mod, carrier power is 62.5 kW) It can run
at 125 kW if required by the programme provider. One of it's transmissions
is the powerhouse 3955 kHz service. It can run DRM.
It has solid state (SS) digital mod.

S96 was the RIZ prototype sender and a production model re-badged as TFK
S5040 was in use at WER, it is now in NAU.

S91, S92 and S94 are RIZ 250 kW senders with AMC and can run at 125 kW if
needed. They have SS modulation. They carry the brunt of all the services.

Their efficiency exceeds 75%.

WOF is used by Babcock as a cover station for DHA and ASC if they have
sender outages. Rather like an insurance policy.

The RIZ 250kW at WOF were three of four bought in 2007, the other was
installed at SKA, this is removed and is now at Babcock Kranji, Singapore.

Please let Kai know of this situation!

See
<https://www.bbceng.info/Technical%20Reviews/tott/31-
33_G4OYX_Signal_Issue_41.pdf>

<https://www.bbceng.info/Technical%20Reviews/tott/22-
27_G4OYX_Signal_Issue_42.pdf>

ps. Hi Wolfie, just remembered that as Martin was on call for the
Midwinter transmissions he made sure that both WOF outlets were on the
B6124 ie) full carrier and 250 kW output.
(David Porter_WOF_G4OYX, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 23)

USA   7505v kHz, on June 24 at 2210 UT, WRNO is on way early, S=9+25dB
with music and dead air, bits of music on and off, so perhaps testing.
Second time I've caught them on a Sunday afternoon, before nominal
*0100 UT sign-on, which they have also been missing sporadically.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 26)

7505 kHz, on UT Friday June 29 at 0140 UT, far-right extremist political
discussion between two guys who feed off each other, as if we had more to
fear from Hillary than Drumpf. They expect violent revolution in America
once the Leftists take over, another Venezuela. (Fat chance.) Many
Christians are clueless, don't get what's happening, according to these
wackos. They play a clip of Hillary in order to demean her.

One calls the other "Rick", so I do believe it is the fake news TV show
'TruNews' with Rick Wiles and accomplice, as I heard previously on WRNO
during this bihour, but usually something else. They keep going right thru
hourtop 0200 UT with no break, no ID.

Program schedule remains stalled at May 1 before this started:
<http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/category/program-schedule/>

Another night, Ron Howard caught TruNews on WHRI 7385 kHz // 5920 kHz,
June 20 at 0303 UT. Neither of these on before 0200 UT, but then both with
separate huxter programming, not // 7505 kHz, and not checked after 0300
UT on June 29.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 29)

USA   15809.911 kHz, on Sunday June 17 at 1748 UT check, WTWW-3 is back on
but quite weak, much less than neighbor 15825 kHz WWCR. Am pretty sure
talk program is // 9475 kHz SFAW as to be expected at this hour, somebody
talking / preaching off-mike which does not help. 9475 kHz is also
unusually weak, only S9. But at 1758* UT, 15810- kHz is off and gone.

15809.92v, on UT Tuesday June 19 at 0120 UT, WTWW-3 with rock music,
"Keep the Ball Rollin"', // 5085 kHz WTWW-1. Some distortion but better
modulation than before, almost as good as even stronger and less fadey
5085 kHz. Upper frequency is S=9+20dB with deep fades to S5, and audibly
waVering with BFO. Once again it's the OSOB unless we include 15000 kHz
WWV/WWVH, and once again obviously propagating by sporadic E, of which
there is plenty across America up to HF if not VHF MUFs. Without it, a
15.8 MHz night path only one megameter away would simply not be
propagating. And no other broadcast stations are even trying.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 17/19)

USA   9475 kHz, WTWW Lebanon TN (presumed); at 2112-2118+ UT on June 19;
Pronely planted Pastor Pete Peters talking about being called a white
supremacist & racist; said that the American people have been brain
"warshed" [sic]. S9-10.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, dxld June 26)

15809.9 kHz, UT Wed June 20 at 0051 UT, WTWW-3 is on again with classic
rock at S=9+30dB, and so is WTWW-2 at same level; ham talk show is in
progress at 0148 UT recheck. By now WTWW-3 is the OSOB, after CRI via Cuba
cut off 15120 kHz at 0055:48* UT. No signal on 15810- kHz at next check
0546 UT, probably off.

15809.953V, UT Sat June 30 at 0605, WTWW-3 is on with classic rock and
propagating at S=9+10dB, virtually the OSOB, (except for JBA 15160 kHz
carrier, which this hour is listed as CRI Chinese, 500 kW, 59 degrees from
Jinhua site 16mb carriers).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 26 / 30)

USA   on June 18 at 2019+ UT.
I thought it would be interesting to compare reception from the six US SW
stations on 31m in this daytime, via the E-W longwire into the R75:

9265v, WINB, S6-S5, no good, unreadable
9330v, WBCQ, JBA carrier vs S5 noise level
9350,  WWCR, S9+10/20
9395,  WRMI, S9/S5 fades
9475,  WTWW, S9/S5 fades, undermodulated
9980,  WWCR, S9+20/30
And the winner is obvious.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 18)

USA   5085 kHz, on UT Friday June 29 at 0145 UT, WTWW-2 is on with classic
rock, bigsig as always accompanied by weak spur carriers 5072.1 and 5087.9
kHz. At 0206 UT hardly anything on 19m but a JBA carrier on 15810- kHz,
presumably wasted watts from WTWW-3, not propagating tonight.

FWIW, the Schedule page of wtww.us shows:
LIVE FROM NASHVILLE -WITH TED RANDALL-
SATURDAY FROM 9:30 PM CENTRAL ON 5085 kHz

LIVE FROM NASHVILLE -WITH TED RANDALL-
MONDAY-FRIDAY    8 PM CENTRAL ON 5085 kHz
But certainly not on every weeknight from 0100 UT.

Program info is also on the homepage, including imaginary ones, and
conflicting info about some nights at 0100 UT on 5085 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 29)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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