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BC-DX 1462                                                 13 April 2021
________________________________________________________________________

Deadline for WWDXC  DX MAGAZINE 5/2021 printed / PDF magazine
is on May 8th, 2021.

Here is an additional information from our news editor Walter Eibl, DXM :

RAMADAN   In 2021 Ramadan starts in the evening of April 12 and
will end on May 11 2021 in the evening. The traditional muslim event
depends on the moon calendar, therefore the date will differ each year.
During Ramadan most shortwave services in islamic countries will broadcast
with extended schedules having some rare catches of those stations.

Best wishes and good DX until May,
(Michael Bethge WWDXC, April 12)

ALASKA    HAARP News.
National Science Foundation funds creation of research observatory at
Gakona, Alaska.

April 6, 2021
A five-year, $9.3 million National Science Foundation grant will allow the
University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute to establish a new
research observatory dedicated to exploring Earth's upper atmosphere and
geospace environment.

The Subauroral Geophysical Observatory for Space Physics and Radio Science
will be housed at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program site
in Gakona, Alaska.

<https://news.uaf.edu/national-science-foundation-funds-creation-of-
research-observatory-at-gakona>
(Benn Kobb-USA  <bkobb -at- ieee.org>  via wor April 7)

ASCENSION ISL    BBCWS English in A21 season. On the occasion of the
new season, I did an audibility project on "the World's radio station".

Der BBC World Service sendet im Sommer 2021 von
ENC Encompass Digital Media Services at Ascension Island
0500-0800 und 1600-2200 (Sa So 2100) Uhr in Englisch:

0500-0700  6005 kHz 125 kW, 27 degr fuer Westafrika
0600-0700  7345 kHz 125 kW, 55 degr fuer Westafrika
0700-0800 12015 kHz 125 kW, 27 degr fuer Westafrika
1600-1700 17830 kHz 125 kW, 85 degr,
1700-1800                   65 degr fuer Zentralafrika
1600-1700 15400 17640 kHz 125 kW, 115 degr fuer Suedafrika
1700-1900 15400 kHz 125 kW, 27 degr fuer Westafrika
1700-1800 17780 kHz 125 kW, 65 degr fuer Westafrika
1800-2200 11810 kHz 125 kW, 65 degr fuer Zentralafrika, Sa So bis 2100 Uhr
1900-2200 12095 kHz 125 kW, 27 degr fuer Westafrika, Sa So bis 2100 Uhr
(  <http://www.hfcc.org>  selected by Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor Apr 6)

AUSTRIA  [ANDORRA  non]   R Andorra tribute broadcast on 12 April.

I just noticed this F_B post on 4 April from Christian Milling of
shortwaveservice.com:

"Happy Easter! Joyeuses P aques! Feli c Pasqua! These days 40 years ago
Radio Andorra disappeared from the ether.
On April 12, 2021, we will resurrect it again for 3 hours."

In response to follow-up posts, Christian advises that the broadcast
will be:

"on shortwave, Internet and perhaps local FM relays. Frequencies will
follow later. ... The radio house (i.e. studio) burned down in 1991, but
the location of the central wave station still exists. Last year we
already had plans to do something locally. Then Corona came and
currently nothing is possible. That's why it's gonna be an acoustic
revival.

Specifically: the created but never sent hit parade from April 12, 1981
we will reconstruct and bring 40 years 'too late' On Air; on the net and
also short wave (like 1981) I hope that we will have the planned On-site
performance then can catch up at some point when the world ticks back to
halfway normal."

Thanks to Roger in WOR iog, here is a link to the original playlist:

<https://www.bondia.ad/cultura/lultim-hit-parade-de-radio-andorra>
(Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io; wor April 7)

AUSTRIA  [ANDORRA history]

Re:  Radio Andorra tribute broadcast on 12 April. Christian Milling wrote
in the a-dx.list:
QRG 6180 kHz, 100 kW, ORS Moosbrunn. Program language will be French.
QSL?  April 12, 17.00 UTC.
(Paul Gager-AUT, BrDXC-UK groups.io April 7)

Christian Milling of shortwaveservice.com:

"Happy Easter! Joyeuses Paques! Felic Pasqua! These days 40 years ago
Radio Andorra disappeared from the ether. On April 12, 2021, we will
resurrect it again for 3 hours."

In response to follow-up posts, Christian advises that the broadcast will
be: "on shortwave, Internet and perhaps local FM relays.
Frequencies will follow later ...

The radio house (i.e. studio) burned down in 1991, but the location of
the central wave station still exists. Last year we already had plans to
do something locally. Then Corona came and currently nothing is possible.

That's why it's gonna be an acoustic revival. Specifically: the created
but never sent hit parade from April 12., 1981 we will reconstruct and
bring 40 years 'too late' On Air; on the net and also short wave (like
1981) I hope that we will have the planned On-site performance then can
catch up at some point when the world ticks back to halfway normal."
(Christian Milling-D via Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, April 7)

AUSTRIA/ANDORRA   R Andorra tribute broadcast 12 April

Full Information on that programming, special program announcement:
As some of you know, the legendary Radio Andorra was taken off the air
these days 40 years ago in 1981 by the government. Some programs that
were prepared couldn't be aired, most of the material is lost. Luckily,
the playlist of the last planned hit-parade from April, 12th 1981
survived, thus it was never broadcasted.

40 years later this will finally be done. Next Monday, April, 12th 2021
at 17 UTC, exact 40 years later we will complete history. The show will be
hosted by a DJ that started his career in Radio Andorra end of the 1970s.

The program will be in French and broadcasted via ORS Moosbrunn Austria
on a steerable LogPer Antenna directed at 270degr towards the centre of
France.
All French-speaking countries in Europe should be covered in good quality.

Date: 12.04.2021. Time: 17 UTC until 20 or 21 UTC (depending on some extra
features we try to prepare next days)
Frequency:  6180 kHz
Power:       100 kW  (via Alan Roe-UK, April 10)

AUSTRIA/ANDORRA   Radio Andorra tribute broadcast on April 12.

So, in gut einer Stunde ist es dann soweit. Von 1700-2045 UTC gibt es dann
3 3/4 Stunden 'Radio Andorra Revival' mit den Originalstimmen aus den End-
1970ern. 6180 kHz via ORS Moosbrunn und auch Online auf

<www.aquiradioandorra.com>

Ich hoffe, Ihr habt nen guten Empfang, ich werde es nicht hoeren koennen,
da ich zu einem Service-Einsatz unterwegs bin, aber ihr berichtet hoffent-
lich hier :)  Und vielleicht hat jemand die Guete die Sendung via KW mit-
zuschneiden, der Nostalgie wegen.
QSL ist uebrigens in Mache. Sonst komme ich ja in der Hoelle...
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX newsgroup  April 12)

And the presentator will be Max Lafontaine, former announcer
(1970-1972).
A nice souvenir for people who where in Andorra for EDXC 2019.
(Christian Ghibaudo-F, BrDXC-UK news April 10)

... mit am schoensten war die Schlussansage und die Nationalhmyne :-)
(Erik Kugland-D, A-DX groups.io April 12)

The Radio Andorra tribute is booming in here with a very strong signal
at 1710 UT tune-in on 6180 kHz - SIO 555 here !
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup April 12)

Excerpted from:
<https://www.aquiradioandorra.com/?fbclid=IwAR0_wQ8MWfBYdUUqgtTWcAt3euUWsm
uGhcFrhAD0sF5S9BdG5OcYB3FjgJU>

"It was on April 10, 1981 that Radio-Andorra was forced to cease its
broadcasts at the request of the Andorran authorities. ... (The) last hit
parade scheduled to be released on April 12, 1981 never got to be
(broadcast). Fortunately, a Radio-Andorra enthusiast, Christian Milling,
when he discovered the playlist of April 12, 1981 on our site, decided to
broadcast it 40 years later both on the shortwave that the station also
used and on the Internet. For this, he called on the former members of the
station that you will be able to hear again ..."

Thanks to Roger in WOR iog, here is a link to the original playlist:

<https://www.bondia.ad/cultura/lultim-hit-parade-de-radio-andorra>
(via Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup)

AUSTRIA/ANDORRA     RADIO ANDORRA HIT PARADE.

For those who haven't been able to listen to the Monday night special
broadcast, There is a podcast. Here is the link.

<https://www.mixcloud.com/AquiRadioAndorra/hit-parade-radio-andorre-du-12-
avril-
1981/?fbclid=IwAR0srWHBIWcjavu5PKcARdtzTXdKoOZUrzDMlpbfs12HQ0rJtElOWLwsvtk
>

(Chr. Ghibaudo-F, BrDXC-UK newsgroup, April 13)

Na, aber sowas von gut... Signalstaerke im Braunschweiger Raum am IC 7300,
ohne VV, Aussendipol 2 x 19 m:

1) gegen around 18 Uhr fast am Poller S=9+55dB, Modulation ok, staerkstes
   Signal im Band!!!
2) gegen 21 Uhr "nur noch" S=9+40db, zurzeit nur uebertroffen von TRT auf
   5945 kHz, allerdings mit unangenehm schriller Mod.

Am Barlow Wadley im Keller mit Teleskop auch volles Signal, einige
huebsche franzoesische Schlager dabei.
(Wolfgang Heuer-D, A-DX groups.io April 12)

Hier auf der Schwaebischen Alb astrein mit S=9+30dB an der BigLoop von
FENU und dem Perseus - armchair listening ...
(Reinhold Schuttkowski-D, A-DX groups.io April 12)

Re:  Log 6180 kHz ORS Moosbrunn, "Andorra", 17.00 UC, 12 April. Auch hier,
15 km sued-oestlich von Nuernberg, grossartiger Empfang mit dem
Sony ICF-2001D auf der Kuechenfensterbank :-)
Allen viel Vergnuegen beim Zuhoeren, und vielen Dank an Christian!
(Tobias Wirth-D, A-DX groups.io April 12)

"gently expressed". Germans are known to be blunt in expressing their
opinion. I am a German ...

"Never ever" did I get a QSL response for a special programme organized by
Christian Milling. One should have tried BCE Luxembourg when he used a
transmitter there for "Eifeler Radiotage", but BCE would have only
verified reports for a reception via your own equipment and not web SDRs.

But there is a but. Christan Milling is not just a shortwave guy with too
much spare time. He runs a firm constructing and operating DAB- and
FM-stations and has also entered into organizing DAB platforms. So, he is
a very busy entrepreneur.

He takes pride in organizing short wave events like today's and we should
praise him for that. It keeps us busy hunting for some interesting
listening and maybe reminiscing. Actually, I had the chance to listen to
Radio Andorra on shortwave, when it broadcasted on shortwave. A reception
report to the e-mail-address mentioned may show that you appreciate his
efforts, even if one might not get a QSL in return.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor April 12)

6180 kHz  Radio Andorra tribute special via AUSTRIA,
continued from previous report starting at 1700 UT on April 12:

Mostly unfamiliar pop songs in French, obviously from the 70s/80s. Tho
playlist includes half a dozen in English by big names, which I never
catch except for one I don't recognize either, checking in occasionally
from 1730 to 2030 UT.

Also some long segments interviewing DJ. Apparently a count-up rather than
count-down, spoiler alert! Plays leading songs in the Top 50 at first, and
by 2000 UT working down into the 40s, heading toward finale by 2045 UT.
At 2037 UT, just in case, I check it direct to here, but still too early,
no signal.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor April 12)

Its still on the air til 20:45 UTC. Getting slightly louder for the last
30 minutes ... QTH near NYC US. Monitoring with an AOR  AR7030 and an
indoor 20ft.random wire.
(Arthur Pozner-NY-USA, wor April 12)

The program will be in French and broadcasted via ORS Moosbrunn, Austria
on a steerable LogPer Antenna directed at 270 degr toward the center of
France. All French-speaking countries in Europe should be covered in good
quality.

The legendary Radio Andorra was taken off the air these days 40 years ago
in 1981 by the government. Some programs that were prepared couldn't be
aired, most of the material is lost. Luckily, the playlist of the last
planned hit-parade from April 12th 1981 survived, thus it was never broad-
casted. 40 years later this will finally be done. Next monday, April, 12th
2021 at 17 UTC, exact 40 years later we will complete history. The show
will be hosted by a DJ that started his career in Radio Andorra end of
the 1970s.
(Kari Kallio-FIN, wor April 12)

AUSTRIA/ANDORRA   Log: 6180 kHz, Andorra, 17.00 ... UC, 12 April 21.

Das fand ich auch. - richtig nostalgisch. - Tolle Hymne fuer einen
Zwergstaat.

obwohl ich dem gesprochenen Wort in keiner Weise folgen konnte (weil des
Franzoesischen nicht im Mindesten maechtig) und die allermeisten Musik-
titel auch nicht kannte, war es eine nette Sendung zum Mithoeren, und
steckte sicherlich viel Arbeit dahinter.

War vor paar Jahren mal auf der Durchreise per Reisebus von Barcelona
nach Lourdes paar Stunden in der Hauptstadt La Vella. - War mir zu
kommerziell, haette mir das "idyllischer" vorgestellt. - War leider keine
Zeit, dort etwas in der Umgebung zu wandern. - Hoerte allerdings den
Lokalsender auf FM, mit viel Werbung. - Ist ja ein Territorium mit sehr
speziellen Handels- und Zollbedingungen.

Habe leider von Radio Andorra direkt keine QSL, jedoch eine von AWR
(Testsendung via Radio Andorra auf 6215 kHz vom 15.1.1980) und eine von
World Music Radio (auf 6219 kHz, vom 6. April 1980, mit Stempel drauf
"transmitted by Radio Andorra International). Waren damals vor 41 Jahren
unter meinen ersten QSLs ueberhaupt, und sind schon etwas vergilbt.

Der Empfang der heutigen revival-Sendung war hier in Tirol jedenfalls
hervorragend, ORS Moosbrunn kommt hier fast immer loud + clear an.
(Wolfgang Gargitter-AUT, A-dx groups.io April 12)

AUSTRIA/ANDORRA   Vor 40 Jahren wurde Radio Andorra eingestellt.

Von 19:00 Uhr bis zum Ende um 22:45 Uhr lieferte mir die 6180 kHz aus ORS
Moosbrunn ein dickes Signal hier in Koblenz. 49m-Band wie zur besten Zeit,
nur eben ohne Stoerer.

Eine wirklich gelungene Sendung mit Erinnerungen und Interviews. Ein
toller Moderator, der einen in die damalige Zeit hineinversetzen kann.
Alles in allem ein tolles Erlebnis - aber schade, dass die gute alte
Radiozeit vorbei ist.

Webradio mag mir alles aus der ganzen Welt in mehr oder weniger toller
Klangqualitaet nach Hause liefern, aber der Ansporn etwas versuchen zu
hoeren, den gibt es nicht mehr.
(Oliver Schmidt-D, A-DX groups.io April 12)

AUSTRIA/ANDORRA   Re:  April 1981 - Vor 40 Jahren wurde Radio Andorra
eingestellt (Sondersendung).

In vorstehender Angelegenheit gibt es Neuigkeiten.

a)  Die Sendung wird am Montag, 12. April 2021 ab 17 hrs UT (=19 hr CEST)
auf 6180 kHz via ORS Moosbrunn an einer LogPer Richtung 270 degr aus-
gestrahlt, also Zentralfrankreich mit 100 kW. Damit sollten die
franzoesischsprachigen Laender Europas (F, LUX, BEL, MC, AND, CH)
abgedeckt sein. Die Sendung geht entweder bis 20 Uhr UTC oder 21 Uhr UTC,
je nachdem, wieviel Interviews wir diese Woche noch hinbekommen.

Es ist recht schwierig, die Leute zu finden, die vor 40 oder mehr Jahren
dort gearbeitet haben, oder zu motivieren aus dem Naehkaestchen zu
plaudern, mache haben dem Radio schon vor langer Zeit den Ruecken gekehrt.

Online wird die Sendung zur gleichen Zeit auf
<www.aquiradioandorra.com>
veroeffentlicht. Es wird eine Rekonstruktion der nie gesendeten, letzten
Hitparade vom 12. April 1981 plus ein bisschen Drumherum.

b)  Die Sendung wird von einem ehemaligen Moderator von Radio Andorra
(1977-1979) gestaltet, ergo wird die Sendesprache franzoesisch sein.

c)  QSL-Karte?  Schnauf ...  Weiss nicht.  Liefert mir mal Argumente...
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX groups.io, April 7)

ANDORRA   April 1981: Vor 40 Jahren wurde Radio Andorra eingestellt
(Sondersendung - Special Transmission)

Kennt doch jeder von uns- die Dinge, die man "irgendwann mal machen will",
die Dinge, die man immer vor sich hinschiebt, aber nie realisiert werden.
Oder die Sachen, die man sich fest vorgenommen hat, aber dann passiert
etwas Unvorhergesehenes, und die Plaene platzen. Letztes ist gerade in
Pandemiezeiten wieder fragwuerdig "en vogue".

Auch vor 40 Jahren, am 12.04.1981 hatte Benoit Laurant andere Plaene, doch
die Wirklichkeit holte ihn ein. Er war u.a. Moderator der Radio Andorra
Hitparade, die, wie jeden Sonntag, haette am 12.04.1981 stattfinden
sollen. Daraus wurde nichts, 3 Tage zuvor wurde der Sender von den
andorranischen Behoerden geschlossen. Und so schlummerte 40 Jahre der
Sendelaufplan dieser "Hit-Parade du 12 Avril 1981" in einer Schublade.

Durch einen Zufall bin ich an diese Playliste geraten und habe alle
50 Titel zusammentragen koennen sowie ein paar alte Jingles restauriert.
Gerne haette ich die Sendung mit einem der ehemaligen Moderatoren der
Sendung rekonstruiert, aber viele der DJs von damals leben bereits nicht
mehr und die anhaltende Pandemie macht Sprachaufnahmen und die damit
verbundenen Reisen nach Frankreich nahezu unmoeglich. Aber wer weiss, es
ist ja noch eine Woche Zeit, vielleicht ergibt sich noch das ein- oder
andere Bonbon, ansonsten muss Fusselchen selbst ran.

Klar, man koennte natuerlich auch jetzt sagen, schiebt man das Ganze auf
naechstes Jahr oder in 5 Jahren, aber man weiss ja nie, wie schnell es
selbst mit einem vorbei ist.

Darum gibt es die rekonstruierte, nie gesendete Radio Andorra Hit-Parade
vom 12. April 1981 exakt 40 Jahre danach, am 12. April 2021. Sie wird
online publiziert, aber auch ueber Kurzwelle empfangbar sein, ggf. gibt es
lokale Relays ueber UKW-Stationen. Die Frequenzen werden im Laufe der
Woche bekannt gegeben.

Bleiben Sie auf Draht!
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX groups.io April 4)

BULGARIA/ITALY   [FMO in Milano ITALY]  IRRS MW/LW plans.
WORLD OF RADIO, the program is simulcast on 7290 kHz and 594 kHz
AM/Medium Wave. Thank you and take care. 73, Alfredo
(IRRS  Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO, NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association,
hcdx & wor April 10)

BULGARIA   Bulgaria A21 Spaceline Sofia Kostinbrod relays.

Esquema A21 de emisiones desde SOF Kostinbrod con 100 kW,
excepto * con 50 kW,  {(X) Wednesday}

BBC
0230-0330  7360 O-AS Farsi (hasta 21/09)
0330-0430  9880 O-AS Farsi
0430-0530 15310 O-AS Farsi (desde 22/09)
1600-1700  5875 O-AS Farsi (desde 22/09)
1600-1900  9660 E-AF Somali (S) Premier League
1730-1830  6100 O-AS Farsi (hasta 21/09)
1800-1830 11790 C-AF Frances
1830-1930  6100 O-AS Farsi (desde 22/09)

World's Last Chance WLCRadio
0700-1000 13840 OR-M Arabe

Brother Stair en Ingles
0700-1000 11600 O-EU
1400-1459 11600 O-EU
1400-1655 13700*OR-M (L a V)
1500-1600  9400 E-EU (L a S)
1516-1655 11600 O-EU
1600-1655  9400 E-EU
2000-0300  5900*NE-AM

Bible Voice Broadcasting en Arabe
1500-1515 11600 O-EU Dardasha 7
1715-1730  9490*OR-M (L y X)
1730-1745  9490*OR-M Dardasha 7
1745-1800  9490*OR-M Dardasha 7
1931-1945  5900*OR-M Dardasha 7
1945-2000  5900*OR-M Dardasha 7
1945-2000  9400*N-AF Dardasha 7

NEXUS IRRS SW Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti
1500-1530 15515*E-AF Afan Oromo (S)

From the Isle of Music
1500-1600  9400 E-EU In/Es (D)

FPU Radio Dabanga
1529-1627 11640*E-AF Darfur Arabe

NEXUS IRRS SW Oromia National Media ONM (especial COVID-19)
1630-1730  9835*E-AF Afan Oromo (L, X y S)

Radio Taiwan International
1700-1730  5900*E-EU Ruso
1900-1930  5900 O-EU Aleman
1900-1930  6005 O-EU Frances

Dimtse Radio Erena para E-AF
1700-1730  9720*Tigrina
1730-1800  9720*Arabe (X y V)
1730-1800  9720*Tigrina (J, S a M)

NEXUS IRRS SW European Gospel Radio /
United Nations Radio y otros
incluyendo World of Radio 1800-1830 (S) y Wavescan 1830-1900 (M)

1800-1900  7290*O-EU Ingles (S a J)

Radio City The Station of the Cars
1800-1900  7290*O-EU Aleman (1V, 2V, 3V)

Radio Rasant
1800-1900  7290*O-EU Aleman (4V)

End Times Coming Radio
1900-1930  9400 E-EU Ingles

(Bulgarian DX Blog; via AER, 13 April 2021;
<https://aer.org.es/archivos/28026>   EA4-0003 wor April 13)

CHINA   RTC Kashgar-Kashi broadcast center of CRI, on refurbishing repair
action on April 15 til 29, 2021.
Many thanks to mail forward of Paul in Vienna Austria:

CRI / RTC Kashgar-Kashi bcast center
OFF AIR break at 308 degrees azimuth array, 500 kW tx

on April 15 til 29, 2021.

CRI German 05-07 UTC 17720 kHz
           18-20 UTC  7395 and 11775 kHz.

Radio Peking / CRI Beijing German service
since 15 April 1960 on air, happy 61th birthday.

Aus technischen Gruenden ist vom 15. bis 29. April unsere Sendung von
20 Uhr bis 22 Uhr CEST/MESZ auf den Frequenzen 7395 kHz und 11775 kHz
sowie von 7 Uhr bis 9 Uhr CEST/MESZ auf der Frequenz 17720 kHz nicht zu
empfangen. Wir bitten um Ihr Verstaendnis.
Deutsche Redaktion von CRI

Zusatz: 15.04.1960
Radio Beijing sendet in Deutsch.  (RK-wwh 04/2021) //
also zum Geburtstag goennt CRI sich eine Auszeit (?).
(Paul Gager-AUT, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

CUBA   Nice photos of the Quivican SW transmitter site on the Radiocuba,
Mayabeque F_B page (21 Jan):

"Work started this week on the repair and maintenance of 16 antennas at
the 'Titan' Short Wave Transmitter Center, work is being done to replace
the transformer pendants, replacing the 70 mm rings and the armoured head
voltage insulators in the first dipole."
(Roxana Zaldivar, Radiocuba technician)

The site, in south west Cuba, is mainly scheduled for China Radio Inter-
national relays plus occasional Radio Habana Cuba transmissions in Spanish
and Portuguese, re the 2021 World Radio TV Handbook.
(BrDXC-UK monthly magazine "Communication" April 5, direct and wor)

CUBA   Cuba redux. Unfortunately, when transmitters get too old, they can
get to a point of being almost impossible to maintain. Wiring gets dry and
brittle, plus parts and tubes get impossibly hard to find.
(Bob Biermann-FL-USA, wor April 13)

And today at 0200 they are back to 6000 kHz so apparently yesterday was
a whoops. Too bad ...

This hour only 6165 and 6000 kHz are heard in English, 5040 and 6060 kHz
are in Spanish well, 9535 kHz has SOMEthing - a moderate carrier and just
barely audible modulation that is probably them. 9580 kHz has a very
strong carrier just barely modulated with what I want to say sounds like
Mandarin but I wouldn't swear to that.
Nothing on {B-20 winter} 9700 kHz as expected.

I'm STILL not exactly sure why they need so many channels in 49 metres
but better than abandoning SW as so many others have I guess. Now to just
get them to maintain the transmitters a little better! ...
(Ken Zichi-USA, wor April 13)

CUBA   Cuba redux.  Which transmitter at Quivican in service ?
it's an easy task, five transmitter of 250 kW each available there.

CRI Beijing - China America relay at Cuba - in use on 5990 kHz in 49 mb
to ITU zones 8S,10E,11W some 3 hours earlier. So, a Keyboard glitch hap-
pened by the RadioCuba engineer at 01 or 02 UT then ?

2300-2400  5990 QVC 250 n-dir NoAM  English   in A-19  TX#1
0000-0100  5990 QVC 250 n-dir NoAM  Spanish   in A-19  TX#1

6000 kHz at 010 degr Chicago azimuth then ... in A-19  TX#2
73 df5sx  April 13.

CUBA   RHC on this Thursday April 8, 2021
5040even RHC Bauta in English at 05.48 UT - til 06.00 UT,
6000even RHC Quivican til 06.00 UT,
6060even RHC Bauta, til 06.00 UT - but no program audio,
only EMPTY CARRIER signal on this channel this morning,

best RHC La Habana English audio signal today on
6099.998 kHz from Bauta bcast center at 05.51 UT
and the only Cuban English sce left after 06.00 UT, til 07 UT probably.

And 6145even Bauta this morning til 06.00 UT {instead of 6165 kHz today}.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 8)

CUBA   6165 kHz, April 4 at 0537 UT, RHC English is back here after 6145
kHz last night; can't decide which? Hard-soul music during 'Music with a
Message', concentrating on 1971 US anti-war era. 6100 kHz is S=9+30dB but
now developing a squeal a la WWCR-1.

6060 kHz is S=9+10dB not buzzy for a change but distorted.
6000 kHz is S=9+30dB but lo-fi A/B comparing to audio bandwidth on 6060kHz
5040 kHz is back in English for a change, S=9+30dB.
Something's always wrong at RHC.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor April 4)

CUBA    Cuban Spy Numbers Hybride mode HM01 wrong frequency 9240 kHz
at 1000 UT, April 7.

0700-0750 9330*BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri,
          as scheduled A21.
0800-0850 9330*BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri,
          instead of 9065 kHz.
0900-0930 9330#BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri,
          instead of 9240 kHz.
0930-0950 9240 BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri,
          as scheduled in A21.
1000-1030 9240 BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri,
          instead of 9155 kHz.
1030-1050 9155 BEJ  50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri,
          as scheduled A21.

* co-ch same 9330 BCQ 250 kW 280 deg to WeNoAM English Daily
World's Last Chance Radio!!

# co-ch same 9330 BCQ 500 kW 076 deg to SPAI Spanish Daily
World's Last Chance Radio!!

Something's always wrong at Bejucal transmitter center. The technicians
are asleep again!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

DENMARK    World Music Radio WMR on 15790 kHz in 19 mb.

World Music Radio (WMR) every Saturday and Sunday 0700-2000 UT on 15790kHz
(ex. 15805 kHz) with 200Watt from Randers, Denmark.
Note: Modulation is AM, and not suitable for ECSS, SAM or SSB mode.

This weekend the transmitter will be on the air continuously until Sunday
April 11, 2000 UT or perhaps a bit later if the band is still open.

<www.wmr.radio>

<http://www.wmr.radio/?fbclid=IwAR3B2dBbDdbImSDmKI28yQEUpINi1D_UqrgLAyw3sQ
MXwywrUChyzSgQUOM>

(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN, 10 April,
to WRTH - World Radio Tv Handbook F_B group;
via Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK iogroups.io April 10)

ETHIOPIA/ERITREA
Esquema A21 de las emisoras etiopes y eritreas, con 100 kW
y para East Africa / Horn of Africa.

0300-0400 5950 GDR Tigrina/Afar          VOTigray Revolution
0300-0400 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
0300-0400 6090 GDR Amarico               Radio Amhara
0300-0400 6110 ADD Amarico/Afan Oromo    Radio Fana
0300-0400 7140 ASM Tigrina               VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
0300-0400 7180 ASM Amarico               VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
0300-0400 7236vGDR Amarico/Oromo/Tigrina Radio Ethiopia
0400-0600 5940 JJG Somali Deegaanka Soomaalida Itoobiya
0400-0600 5950 GDR Tigrina/Afar          VOTigray Revolution
0400-0600 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
0400-0600 6090 GDR Amarico               Radio Amhara
0400-0600 6110 ADD Amarico/Afan Oromo    Radio Fana
0400-0600 7140 ASM Tigrina               VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
0400-0600 7180 ASM Amarico               VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
0400-0600 7236vGDR Amarico/Oromo/Tigrina Radio Ethiopia

0600-0700 7140 ASM Tigrina               VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
0600-0700 7180 ASM Amarico               VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
0600-0700 7236vGDR Amarico/Oromo/Tigrina Radio Ethiopia
0700-1000 7236vGDR Somali                Radio Ethiopia
0900-1100 5950 GDR Tigrina/Afar VOTigray Revolution
0900-1100 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
0900-1100 6090 GDR Amarico               Radio Amhara
0900-1100 6110 ADD Amarico/Afan Oromo    Radio Fana

1300-1400 5940 JJG Somali Deegaanka Soomaalida Itoobiya
1300-1400 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
1300-1400 7140 ASM Tigrina               VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
1300-1400 7180 ASM Amarico               VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
1300-1400 7236vGDR Arabe/Tigrina/Afar    VODem.Alliance
1400-1500 5940 JJG Somali Deegaanka Soomaalida Itoobiya
1400-1500 5950 GDR Tigrina/Afar          VOTigray Revolution
1400-1500 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
1400-1500 6090 GDR Amarico               Radio Amhara
1400-1500 7140 ASM Tigrina               VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
1400-1500 7180 ASM Amarico               VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
1400-1500 7236vGDR Arabe/Tigrina/Afar    VODem.Alliance
1500-1600 5950 GDR Tigrina/Afar          VOTigray Revolution
1500-1600 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
1500-1600 6090 GDR Amarico               Radio Amhara
1500-1600 6110 ADD Amarico/Afan Oromo    Radio Fana
1500-1600 7140 ASM Tigrina               VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
1500-1600 7180 ASM Amarico               VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
1500-1600 7236vGDR Arabe/Tigrina/Afar    VODem.Alliance

1600-1700 5950 GDR Tigrina/Afar VOTigray Revolution
1600-1700 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
1600-1700 6090 GDR Amarico               Radio Amhara
1600-1700 6110 ADD Amarico/Afan Oromo    Radio Fana
1600-1700 7140 ASM Tigrina               VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
1600-1700 7180 ASM Amarico               VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
1600-1700 7236vGDR English               Radio Ethiopia
1700-1730 6090 GDR Amarico               Radio Amhara
1700-1800 5950 GDR Tigrina/Afar VOTigray Revolution
1700-1800 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
1700-1800 6110 ADD Amarico/Afan Oromo    Radio Fana
1700-1800 7140 ASM Tigrina               VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
1700-1800 7180 ASM Amarico               VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
1700-1800 7236vGDR Frances               Radio Ethiopia

1800-1830 7140 ASM Tigrina               VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
1800-1830 7180 ASM Arabe                 VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
1800-1830 7236vGDR Tigrina               VOPeace and Democracy
1800-1900 5940 JJG Somali Deegaanka Soomaalida Itoobiya
1800-1900 5950 GDR Tigrina/Afar          VOTigray Revolution
1800-1900 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
1800-1900 6110 ADD Amarico/Afan Oromo    Radio Fana
1900-2000 5940 JJG Somali Deegaanka Soomaalida Itoobiya
1900-2000 5950 GDR Tigrina/Afar VOTigray Revolution
1900-2000 6030 GDR Afan Oromo            Radio Oromiya
1900-2000 6110 ADD Amarico/Afan Oromo    Radio Fana
1930-2000 6090 GDR Amarico               Radio Amhara
2000-2100 6090 GDR Amarico               Radio Amhara
2000-2100 6110 ADD Amarico/Afan Oromo    Radio Fana
(Bulgarian DX Blog / AER,
12 April 2021,  <https://aer.org.es/archivos/27954>  EA4-0003)

FRANCE   Upcoming frequency change of NHK World Radio Japan via
TDF Issoudun broadcast center.
0600-0630 NF11730 ISS 500 kW 140 deg to NoAF Ar, ex11975 eff.from Apr 19
to avoid on 11970vKBD 250 kW 100 deg to SoAS English DRM mode
of MOI Radio Kuwait.

Excellent, - solved now:

now QRM and QRG request close to 500 kW Kuwait beast
complaint by Tarek in Egypt solved now - great ! df5sx  wor April 7

FRANCE   17870 kHz  Horn of Africa mx heard on backlobe signal into
Aberdeen NJ state US east coast Perseus SDR unit, S=8 at 15.50 UT on
April 9.

Radio Tigray Media House Dimtse Tigray via TDF Issoudun,
BRB Belgium FMO of Ludo Maes brokered.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

FRANCE   Summer A-21 of Dimtse Tigray & Dimtse Woyane via TDF Issoudun.

Radio Tigray Media House Dimtse Tigray
1500-1600 NF17870 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya, ex15160 in B-20

DW  Dimtse Woyane
1600-1700 NF17870 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya, ex15160 in B-20
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 29)

GERMANY   6070 kHz - WWDXC ... Na dann schau'n mer mal ob bis dahin
die Antennen in Rohrbach wieder funktionieren ?

Texas Radio Shortwave (TRSW), which can be heard via WRMI, WBCQ and
Channel 292, will have a programme with special greetings to WORLDWIDE DX
CLUB in its June programme, featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan's music.

A special eQSL will be available to WWDXC members who send a report for
their program via Channel 292 on June 19th at 08:00 UTC on 6070 kHz and at
17:00 UTC on 3955 kHz and who self-identify as club members.
More information will be found in our May 'DX MAGAZINE'.

TRSW's goal is to produce programmes, aired over European and North
American shortwave stations, featuring music by Texas artists and songs
about Texas by non-Texans. Their 2021 Master Program Schedule can be down-
loaded from
<https://www.wwdxc.de/download/TRSW_2021.pdf>  April 13.

GERMANY   SE-TA 2. Repeat programme on Saturday 10 April 2021.

SE-TA 2 which was broadcast on a wrong frequency on past Saturday will
have a repeat of the programme on next Saturday. This was announced by
producer Christoph Gerber in an email accompanying a detailed e-QSL-jpg.
He hopes that Media Broadcast will use the originally planned frequency
this time:

10 April 2021, 1000-1100 h UTC: 6095 kHz (Nauen 100 kW) "Let's Go
Rock'n'Roll": a mix of music and some background of the songs.

In his email, the frustrated programme producer reports a negative
response from stations on 6160 and 6170 kHz (which I did not notice on the
day) as well as from listeners (which I find distressing because it leads
producers to think about closing the whole thing altogether).

I found the programme enjoyable. For the benefit of those who do not
understand German and for an impression of what you are going to get,
I mention some of the songs played - but in an alphabetical order.
"a white sport coat", "breaking up is hard to do", "greenback dollar",
"pillow talk", "poor little fool", "rock around the clock".

For your reception report you will like to add the correct times and
additional titles and will also take note of the instrumentals in between
... The address for reception reports is  <se-ta -at- web.de>
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor April 7)

Ersatzsendung der 6165 kHz Ausstrahlung SE-TA 2
nunmehr am 10. April 2021 auf der gemieteten 6095 kHz Frequenz mit 100 kW
in Richtung 233degr azimuth ITU antenna #156 dipols, erwartet.

Lieber Bernd,
nein, die SE-TA 2-Sendung habe ich nicht aufgenommen, sondern nur ab
ca. 1215-1300 CEST/MESZ gehoert. Fuer KW-Aufnahmen habe ich kein Programm
zur Hand gehabt - mache ich zu selten. Im Wasserfall von Twente hatte ich
das starke Signal auf 6165 kHz gesehen und einfach mal probiert, nachdem
auf 6095 kHz nichts zu hoeren war. (Michael)

Re: SE-TA 2  Wiederholung 6095 kHz am 10. April 2021 erwartet.

Lieber Michael,
kannst Du oder Wolfgang in den naechsten WWDXC TopNews bitte auf SE-TA 2
hinweisen?

Ich bekam vorhin die Info von Christoph Gerber:
am kommenden Samstag 10. April die Wiederholung hoffentlich diesmal auf
6095 kHz ab 10.00 Uhr UTC. Leider hatte ich nicht die von Dir empfangene
6165 kHz ueberprueft, sondern nur von 6005 - ca. 6125 kHz getuned. (Bernd)

Hallo Wolfgang,
das war ein sehr ansprechendes und gut moderiertes Musikprogramm, welches
faelschlichereise gestern von 10.00-11.00 UT auf 6165 statt 6095 kHz
ueber MBR Nauen broadcast center ausgestrahlt wurde. (Michael)
(Bernd Seiser-D / via Michael Bethge-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

Re: SE-TA 2  am 10. April 2021 erwartet.
In den TopNews selbst habe ich aber auf den falschen Frequenz Punch Error,
bzw. Programmierung bei MBR Nauen am Samstag 3. April hingewiesen.

Der MBR Techniker in Nauen (oder bei der Programmierung im Koeln Buero ? )
hat mit der 6165 kHz die Frequenz von NHK Tokyo Russisch von 04.30 bis
05.00 UT fuer die Vierteljahressendung SE-TA 2 aus dem Erzgebirge
um 10.00 UT uebernommen. Wenn die oefters solche Boecke in MBR Nauen, bei
TDF Issoudun oder ORS Moosbrunn schiessen mit kostenloser Ersatzleistung,
dann verdient MBR 'nuescht' an den Hobby-Doodlern.

Re:  SE-TA 2 auf 6095 kHz via MBR Nauen:

Etwas unterschiedliche Daten sind z.B. durch die MBR Koeln Reservierung
in der hfcc.org Excel Tabelle vom 7. April auf 6055 bzw. 6095 kHz
enthalten.

Im Grundsatz gibt es kaum einen Unterschied zwischen 100 und 125 kW
Senderleistung, der Azimuth ist auch kaum wesentlich zwischen 233 und
222degr etwa, eventuell spielt der Erhebungswinkel zwischen den
'Koepenick'- und den Alliss-Dipolen eine Rolle bis zum Zielgebiet,
wobei die 49 mb Requesttabelle in HFCC eine Anzahl
verschiedenster Azimuthangaben fuer MBR Nauen enthaelt.

Aufdroeseln:
Die 125 kW Aussendung auf einer #146 type Antenne,
koennte ein Viertel Senderleistung einer der
4 drehbaren ALLIS Antennen mit der type #216 Volldipolnutzung sein,
der Neuerrichtung ab 1995 nach der Wiedervereinigung.

Die 100 kW Anlage mit einer #156 type Antenne aber
auf dem Grundstueck-Zipfel der alten RBI Anlage
mit der Koepenick-Antenne aus 1963, mit den umgesetzten
Reserve 100 kW Sendern aus Juelich, Wertachtal oder Flevoland ?
G.C. location
52 38 42.58 N  12 53 13.62 E

das sind circa 1,8 Kilometer Distanz oestlich
bis zum alten Senderhaus aus den 1920ziger Jahren bei
52 38 51.43 N  12 54 30.80 E  und den 4 Thomcast Dipolwaenden.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

Ich war vor drei oder vier Jahren beim Tag des offenen Denkmals mal in
Nauen. Da meinte der technische Leiter, dass man ihm alte Schaetzchen aus
Juelich und/oder Wertachtal hingestellt haette. Er koenne den Krempel aber
nicht in Betrieb nehmen, da die 15 kV Anschluss benoetigten, er aber nur
20 kV haette (oder umgekehrt, das kann ich nicht mehr genau sagen).
(Martin Elbe-D, A-DX groups.io April 10)

Sender #5 mit der Koepenick-Antennne war definitiv in Betrieb.
Hier ein "Beweisfoto" aus 2015:

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xr813u89ux9zbd/2015-09-
13_Nauen_Sender_5_KBC.JPG?dl=0>

Man kann in das Bild hinein-zoomen und in dem Hefter links noch weitere
"Presetvergaben" fuer die #5 sehen.
Der Kreuzzeiger am Messinstrument zeigt auch Aktivitaet.
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX groups.io April 10)

INDIA   AIR A21 schedules in official website. DX India Exclusive !

The updated Home and External Services details of All India Radio is now
available in the official Prasar Bharati website like in the past as
follows: (after over 1 year)

External Services:
<https://prasarbharati.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/External-
Services-0504-converted.pdf>

Home Services:
<https://prasarbharati.gov.in/radio-network/#1529430888808-cdb5b52b-
a5f93a27-c80c>

It may be noted that the Printed Schedules sent by post by AIR in the past
has been discontinued.
(Jose Jacob-IND, wor April 8)

Upcoming frequency change of All India Radio External Service
0845-0930 NF17705.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS  Pashto,  ex 17830.0
0945-1045 NF17705.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to EaEUR Russian, ex 17830.0
All India Radio in Russian is inactive and will start at a later date.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

INDIA   A21 schedule for AIR external services on SW (only active services
listed). Transmitter sites:  B=Bengalaru;  D=Delhi.

0130-0230 Indonesian 13710-B          0300-0400 Baluchi  9950-D
0400-0500 Nepali     11560-D 15030-B  0500-0600 Arabic  15030-B
0800-0830 Farsi      15030-B          0845-0930 Pashto  11560-D 17830-B
0900-1000 Nepali      9950-D          1045-1200 Tibetan 11560-D
1215-1315 Swahili    15030-B          1330-1430 Dari     9950-D 11560-B
1930-2030 French      9620-B          2345-0115 Chinese 13710-B

0130-0230 Indonesian 13710-B
April 7, 01.55 UT in Bandung Kiwi-net powerhouse

<http://ptlensdr.ddns.net:8073/>

0130-0230 Indonesian 13710-B
S=9+40 or -35dBm MUCH STRONG signal.
South Asian Hindi female singer at 02.02 UT.

VR2KJ  in Hong Kong China  KIWI_net SDR
at 01.48 UT on April 13,  S=7 -83dBm,

but at Bandung INS
<http://ptlensdr.ddns.net:8073/>
S=9+40dB or  -35dBm  powerhouse 01.51 UT

Requests #14095 Indonesian 120degr
and      #14096 Thai        90degr info of  hfcc.database

0245-0330 UT to mention Thai language section
at 90 degr azimuth, 500 kW powerhouse into #216 antenna curtain
at AIR Bangalore center.

0300-0400 Baluchi 9950-D
0400-0500 Nepali 11560-D 15030-B
0500-0600 Arabic 15030-B

0800-0830 Farsi  15030-B
AIR Persian via Bangalore, at 08.19 UT on April 7,
S=9+20dB or -52dBm signal on Perseus and Kiwi's at Delhi India.

0845-0930 Pashto  11560-D 17830-B
0900-1000 Nepali   9950-D
1045-1200 Tibetan 11560-D
1215-1315 Swahili 15030-B
1330-1430 Dari     9950-D 11560-B
1930-2030 French   9620-B
2345-0115 UT AIR Chinese 13710-B

(Jose Jacob-IND/DXIndia web site; via BrDXC-UK "Communication" printed
PDF magazine April 2021)

Re: Tonight's mysteries

2345-0115 UT AIR Chinese 13710-B

13710 kHz April 6/7, could only trace any AIR Program Chinese in HongKong
Kiwi-net rx  o n l y  around 00.40 UT,
but CHINA mainland CNR1 echo program jamming heard instead at Hiroshima,
Tokyo, Delhi, Novosibirsk Siberian Russia remotedly
and central China KIWInet

<http://railgun.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/>   S=9+30 -43dBm at 00.37 UT
or

<http://cdkiwisdr.ddns.net:8073/>          S=9+35dB or -41dBm at 00.40 UT

But at vr2kj HongKong Kiwi_net
<http://vr2kj.dyndns.org:8073/>

could be heard another Chinese language program, so real AIR Delhi India
external service underneath, music program like subcontinental instruments
and Hindi singer heard clearly at 00.40 UT.

13710 kHz exact fq, when tuned-in much early April 6th at 23.35 UT (!)
noted an empty carrier on Hiroshima and Tokyo SDRs started S=5-6 or -93dBm
poor EMPTY TX carrier seen on screen.

23.42:10 UTC exact time, sudden crash-start
of echo jamming program S=8 or -79dBm
and two CNR1 echo jammer started on that channel.
20 kHz wideband audio block jamming.
Compared positively to CNR1 Voice of China

<http://www.surfmusic.de/radio-station/cnr-1-voice-of-china,10555.html>

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, hcdx / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6 / 7)

13710 kHz  CRI vs AIR -
It would appear like CRI is intentionally jamming AIR's 2345 to 0115 UT
broadcast in Chinese on 13710 kHz. I very clearly heard Indian like music
with something under it when AIR would pause and have brief gaps between
music. Heard some Chinese language message then AIR went off, - just a
smidge after 0114 UT.
(Paul B. Walker, hcdx April 11)

Re: AIR 13710 kHz.
Walt, I wonder if you were able to listen today on 13710 kHz? I noted a
2345Z s/on of very CRI with a large signal. I gather it was there for you
yesterday as well but not so dominant as today?

I could hear another signal under CRI which would likely have been fairly
good had CRI not been so strong. Is this 'coincidental' CRI s/on at 2345Z
targetting AIR's Mandarin bdcst?
"The VE7SL Radio Notebook":
<http://qsl.net/ve7sl/>  blog:  <http://ve7sl.blogspot.ca/>
(Steve McDonald-CAN  VE7SL, wor April 13)

Superb reception at 00:55 UTC with haunting Indian music, way, way over
co-channel Chinese. Nothing over the TOH. Not many external services
anymore, but this one is still very strong.
Walt (listening via Masset-BC-CAN Perseus SDR unit, wor April 13)

INDIA   Tonight's mysteries.
A couple of tentative mystery logs for tonight, April 5 ...

13710 kHz - I am not sure if AIR India has reactivated this frequency at
this time but I was hearing a definite Chinese language program here
peaking above the noise at 0048 GMT. Mostly talks by several announcers,
om & yl, with an occasional mx bumper, possible Chinese style mx, between
segments.

There were a couple of ad or promo type announcements right before 0100 UT
followed by time pips, about 25 seconds early but silent until TOH, then
signal faded well below the noise. At 0114 the signal cut off for about
15 seconds then returned but the level was just to low to compensate for
the noise and atmospheric effects on the signal. Could be a CNR jammer
against a past AIR program that isn't there anymore.
(Stephen C. Wood-MA-USA, hcdx April 6)

INDIA   15030even S=9+25dB  AIR Swahili program end at 13.15 UT,
and followed by some 60 seconds short talk in English of another AIR
language service.
At 13.15:40 UT TX Bangalore switched off the air.

1330-1430 Dari     9950-D  11560-B
11560 kHz AIR at 13.19:44 UT TX Bangalore switch-on in 25 mb then.

// 9949.809 kHz much odd buzzy transmission from Delhi bcast site.
Carrier on air at 13.23:05 UT, S=9+10dB in Delhi.
Buzzy 100 Hertz apart distance spurs - 12 x strings like a garden fence.
Terrible faulty TX transmission.

Similar bad AUDIO feed between Delhi bcasting house and Bangalore TX
outlet in Dari language to AFG/IRN border.
Terrible audio similar "Cuban terribles" at times ... like gh tells.

Other logs
15430even CLN  AWR Bengali religious, prayer chorus at 13.05 UT on Apr 7,
via SLBC Trincomalee site (ex DWL relay), S=9+15dB in Delhi.

15410.004 TUR  Voice of Turkey, Emirler, in Uyghur Turk language, S=8-9
signal heard in Delhi and Doha Qatar remotedly. 13.08 UT.

15364.984 JPN  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo in Bengali sce, via Al Dhabbaya UAE
relay site of ENC Encompass Digital Media Services FMO,
S=9+30dB or -47dBm, at 13.10 UT on April 7.
One of four Al Dhabbaya UAE txs.

15340even ROU  RRI Russian service noted on that channel - instead here
on this 'Romanian sce' channel from - probably Galbeni site,
instead of Tiganesti site transmissions in regular 25 or 22 mb.
13.12 UT on April 7.

11530even MDA  Kurdish radio "Radyo Denge Welat" S=9+15dB at 13.14 UT,

but suffered heavily by co-channel Turkish security jammer on

11530.008 TUR  TRT Erdogan jammer against Kurdish radio station program.
Equal signal noted as always on Doha Qatar / Oman remoted SDR
receiver units.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

INDONESIA   3325 kHz, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, 1345 UT, on
April 3. Another day with very decent audio; ID and frequency;
"Music Corner" show, with Indonesian songs; later at 1409 UT, after the
news in Bahasa Indonesia, distinctive national song "Bagimu Negeri" (For
You Our Country); almost fair reception.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

KOREA's - NORTH/SOUTH    On April 5 (Monday) observations:
VOH: 3980 // 4885 (good - never jammed here) // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 kHz
// 9100 kHz (good - never jammed here), at 1110 UT; news in Korean; for a
long time VOH had changed their frequencies every Monday, but anomaly
today with no changes !

VOP: 3480 (still the best) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600 kHz,
at 1105 UT. As usual, as it has been for a long time now, with no changes
from last week.

Voice of Freedom: 6045 kHz, at 1115 UT; poor due to N. Korea super jamming
QRM. Ex 5920 kHz was a clear frequency today, except for OTH radar.
Hope that VOF will shortly return to 5920 kHz again, where they would have
good reception. North Korea super jamming noted on both 6045 kHz and again
on 6135 kHz.

KCBS Pyongyang DRM, on 3205 kHz, at 1255 UT; regularly heard with good
signal.

KCBS Pyongyang, on 3250 // 3959 kHz, at 1134 & 1251 UT; both equally fair;
3920 kHz was off the air today.

Pyongyang BS, on 6160 kHz (good) continues broadcasting here
(assume ex6400 kHz) and // 3320 kHz (poor-fair), at 1132 UT.

National Unity Radio, 9475 kHz, from 1245 to 1246 UT, with brief Chinese
language lesson; started and ended with Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni
- I Miss You"; mostly in Korean; gave a few words in Chinese and a
sentence using the words; fair; strong N. Korea jamming noted at 1158 UT,
but NUR was strong enough to mostly block out the jamming after 1200 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

MADAGASCAR   Der BBC World Service sendet im Sommer A-21 season
0400-0800 und 1600-2000 Uhr in Englisch aus
MGLOB  Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay facility:

0400-0500  9915 kHz 250 kW, 315 degr fuer Ostafrika
0500-0600  9915 kHz 250 kW, 265 degr fuer Suedafrika
0600-0800 15400 kHz 125 kW, 0700 Uhr 250 kW, 265 degr fuer Suedafrika
0600-0800 15420 kHz 250 kW, 315 degr fuer Ostafrika
1600-2000  7445 kHz 250 kW, 320 degr fuer Ostafrika
1700-2000  7265 kHz 125 kW, 265 degr fuer Suedafrika,
          weitgehend von China Radio International blockiert.
(  <http://www.hfcc.org>  selected by Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor Apr 6)

MALI  {CRI Africa relay site at Bamako-MLI}
Canceled transmissions of CRI via Bamako

0800-0857  7295 BKO 100 kW non-dir to WeAF Hausa
2230-2257 11975 BKO 100 kW  20 deg to NoAF Chinese
2230-2257 15505 BKO 100 kW  85 deg to CeAF Chinese
2300-2357  7295 BKO 100 kW non-dir to WeAF Chinese

First transmission of China Radio International in French
via Bamako-MLI is
1310-1357 13685 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to WeAF French, ex1300-1357UT
1310-1357 17880 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to WeAF French, ex1300-1357UT

All other transmission of CRI via Bamako remain unchange
1400-1557 13685 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to SoAF   English
1400-1557 17630 BKO 100 kW  85 deg to CeAF   English
1600-1657 15125 BKO 100 kW  85 deg to CeEaAF Arabic
1600-1657 17880 BKO 100 kW  20 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
1700-1757 13645 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to SoAF   Swahili
1700-1757 15125 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to SoAF   Swahili
1800-1827 11640 BKO 100 kW  85 deg to WeCeAF Hausa
1800-1827 13645 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to WeAF   Hausa
1830-1927 11640 BKO 100 kW  85 deg to CeAF   Arabic
1830-1927 13685 BKO 100 kW  20 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
1930-1957 11640 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to SoAF   Portuguese
1930-1957 13630 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to SoAF   Portuguese
2000-2127 11640 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to SoAF   English
2000-2127 13630 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to SoAF   English
2130-2227 11975 BKO 100 kW  20 deg to NoAF   French
2130-2227 13630 BKO 100 kW 111 deg to SoAF   French
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

MONGOLIA   12084.876 kHz  Voice of Mongolia, Ulanbataar in Mongolian,
at 09.44 UT strong signal at 116degr azimuth towards China, Koreas and
Japan, at ITU zone #45, 250 kW, 10 kHz wideband audio block,
S=9+15dB or -59dBm at Tokyo and Hiroshima Japan,
as well as at Brisbane-Queensland-AUS remotedly listened.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 8)

MYANMAR   5985 kHz  Myanmar Radio Yangoon Yegu, 1523+ UT, April 3 (Sat).
The usual format; Buddhist chanting of the sutra, followed by the ringing
of a bell, English segment; 1538 UT, "weather news"; after the daily news
and weather report, they always play the same song - "We Are Unity"
(video posted at
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMvAQXjQCDs>
music program (One Direction - "Drag Me Down," etc.) till 1559 UT, when
blocked by CRI sign-on.

9730 kHz  Myanmar Radio Yangoon Yegu, on Apr 4 (Sun), heard 1109-1128 UT,
with children's show; chatting on the phone and also with children singing
alone (no music or anything) (audio attached); 1128 UT, usual singing
station jingle; 1140 UT start of // 5985 kHz; hard to say just when
9730 kHz cut off (1145 UT?), due to CNR1 jamming of SOH; Myanmar clearly
running later than the normal 1130 UT.
Today also monitored by Ralph Perry and Mark Taylor.

April 5, found 9730 kHz still with anomaly; running today till 1155 UT,
with no CNR1 jamming heard; 5985 kHz, with very weak at 1156 UT, but
quickly went off the air; still off at last check at 1301 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

NETHERLANDS   Mike Radio 6195 kHz, Heerde-The Netherlands.

4895 kHz Mike Radio was heard here in Caversham with very strong signal
last Saturday evening, 27th March, relaying Pacman (as reported on
bdxc-news below). Note 6195 and 15070 kHz are only registered on Sundays,
whereas 3940 and 4895 kHz are registered daily (though not necessarily
used every day):

Tuned into a very strong signal from Dutch Radio Pacman on Saturday
(27 March) at 1823 UT until sign-off at 1900 UTC on 4895kHz. According to
an email QSL reply from Pacman yesterday, his programme was being
relayed via the transmitter of licensed Mike Radio from Heerde in the
Netherlands. Below is the registered A21 schedule for Mike Radio from
the station's website

<https://mike-radio.nl/>

A21 HOL HFCC/ITU coordinated. Frequency file of Mike Radio
28-03-2021 till 31-10-2021 (European summertime period).

FREQ  STRT STOP CIRAF Z. LOC kW AZI ANT DAYS    FDATE  TDATE  Lang
 3940 1600-2300 18,27,28 HEE 1  0   750 1234567 280321 311021 Eng Nld
 4895 1600-2300 18,27,28 HEE 1  0   750 1234567 280321 311021 Eng Nld
 6195 0600-1300 18,27,28 HEE 1  0   750 1       280321 311021 Eng Nld
15070 1300-1900 18,27,28 HEE 1  0   750 1       010621 011021 Eng Nld

Freq in kHz. Days: Sunday is 1, Saturday is 7.
Start/Stop time in UTC. UTC+2hours = CET or Dutch(Summer)Time
AFRQ: fallback frequency (uitwijk frequentie) 5810 kHz

<https://mike-radio.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/A21MIK-web-6.txt>

(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK ng April 10)

PAKISTAN    QSL: "LIEBER GRUSS from Islamabad Pakistan"

Hallo A-DXer hier wieder ein Blick in mein QSL Album und wie man Stations-
mitarbeitern eine kleine Freude machen kann. Ich habe vor Wochen den
Mittelwellensender von Radio Pakistan aus Faqirabad, Lawrencepur auf der
Frequenz 585 kHz gehoert. Jetzt liegt es in der Natur der Sendung dass ich
hier keinen "ausfuehrlichen" Bericht ueber den Inhalt in Urdu schreiben
kann, aber ein guter Mitschnitt und einige nette Zeilen sollten doch
helfen. Dazu Gruss und Verabschiedung in Urdu - die modernen Elektronen-
hirne machen es moeglich - und ab geht die Elektro-Post.

Heute erreichet mich folgende nette Antwort:

HALLO!
"LIEBER GRUSS from Islamabad Pakistan".
I was extremely glad to get your mail containing reception report
(585 kHz MW) of our Radio station. Good to know that you have monitored
our transmission there in Salzburg, Austria. It is my pleasure that you
have translated in our native languages URDU some warm wishes which shows
your interest and time you have lent forward for this friendly gesture.

Sure Mr. Ratzer i have acknowledged your report with a QSL card.

I have also checked your two attachment pics and happy to have them.
For my brief intro, I am Asad Ayub, 46 in age, i work as Deputy Controller
in Frequency Management Cell of Radio Pakistan Hqrs here in Islamabad.

Da hat man doch dem guten Asad eine Freude bereitet und bekommt sogar eine
QSL-Karte wenn die Post von Islamabad den Weg bis nach Oesterreich findet.
Und wenn nicht freue ich mich ueber seine Mail ebenso.
Ueber die Bestaetigung aus der Provinz Punjab noch mehr.  73 Christoph
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT, A-DX newsgroup April 13)

PERU   Peruvian shortwave stations which have been active in the past year
or so (stations believed to be currently active as of January 2021 are
{originally} in bold):

4747 Radio Huanta Dos Mil, Huanta (Ayacucho region) - until October 2020
     (now on 4764 kHz)
4764 Radio Huanta Dos Mil has been on 4764 kHz (ex 4747) -
     since mid-October 2020.
4775 Radio Tarma, Tarma (Reg. Junin), is active daily,
     but with shorter airtime.
4810 Radio Logos, Chazuta (Reg.S. Martin), reported since October 2020.
     (but note there is strong interference from STANAG (Nato) on 4812)
4920.8 Radio La Voz del Pueblo, Santiago de Chuco (Reg. La Libertad),
     was reported only in two months during 2020 and is not currently
     heard.
4930 Radio Sur Andina, Sicuani (Reg. Cusco) is still listed in WRTH 2021
     but has not been reported internationally since May 2019.
4940 Radio San Antonio, Villa Atalaya (Reg.Ucayali), reported to be on
     the air occasionally.
4955 Radio Cultural Amauta, Huanta (Reg.Ayacucho), became sporadic
     in 2020.
5025 Radio Quillabamba, Quillabamba (Reg. Cusco), this catholic station
     is on air regularly but is using the same frequency as
     Radio Rebelde (Cuba) so is difficult to hear.
5980 Radio Chaski, Urubamba (Reg.Cusco), was heard in early 2020 but not
     subsequently.
6174 Radio Tawantinsuyo, Cd. Cusco (Reg. Cusco), reported again in
     January 2021.
Summary of report by Dr. Hansjoerg Biener BC-DX TopNews 17 Jan.
(BrDXC-UK monthly magazine "Communication" April 5, direct and wor)

PERU   Maybe a LA station on 4752 kHz.
Got it immediately at 0030 UT via Bonaire SDR on 4752.15 kHz - Spanish
with reverb, live remote? Promoting a Casa de Campesinos, - aqui en Peru -
with phone 940-99-77-28. Brief song, talk mentions Huamanga. Another phone
996+. 0035 UT suddenly off leaving CODAR. Not on 4764 kHz either.

Looks like R. Huanta 2000. Website is:
<https://radiohuanta2000.com/>
not as in WRTH with fm after 2000year. Audio en Vivo does not work.
On page are other phones starting with 933, 960.

Tuned around but not found on 4747 kHz or elsewhere - just 4775 kHz Tarma,
and horrible spurs from Cuba about 4783 and 4747 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor April 12)

Spanish talks on 4752 kHz seems a LatinAM station. 4764 kHz Huanta 2000
silent for some 3 weeks. - Congratulations Glen!
(Lucio Otavio Bobrowiec-BRA, wor April 12)

ROMANIA    Radio Romania International in Pandemia era.

0. As far as I know the staff of Radio Romania International avoids all
physical contact and currently works from home.

1. As all regular listeners to the German programme know the sending of
QSL cards has been a problem in recent years. It was a matter of budget
and (wo)manpower. QSLs were printed late in the year, and we were told
that the person handling the QSL mail was a freelancer (hired and laid off
according to the financial situation). In the mailbag programme of the
German programme answering reception reports by e-mail was proposed by
listeners, but I do not know of any e-QSLs from the German service.
At least my reports were not answered by e-QSLs.

2. The German language service acknowledges all letters and e-mail
correspondence in their weekly mailbag programme by mentioning the names
of the correspondents. Questions and comments are also dealt with there.

3. On 28 March 2021, Sorin Georgescu had this to say about the QSL
situation: "I also have some more good news. The cards of the new QSL
series are here and ready to be sent. However, you have to be patient,
because one single person is responsible for processing the reception
reports for all language services. She answers the QSL requests in monthly
batches, which means that you will receive the QSL cards for your
reception reports about a month to a month and a half later.

Last Friday she informed me that she had taken care of the January mail
and would soon have finished February as well.

<https://www.rri.ro/de_de/horerpostsendung_2832021-2634182>

(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor April 10)

SAUDI ARABIA   17615 & 17705 kHz, April 2 at 1348 UT, JBA carriers,
the only ones on band besides much stronger 17880 kHz, see MALI.
The pair of course correlate with Riyadh which per WRTH is now known as
SRI Saudi Radio International, or SBA Saudi Broadcasting Authority, no
longer the legacy BSKSA Broadcasting Service of the Kingdom of Sa'udi
Arabia.

And there are no longer any RIY entries in HFCC as they have withdrawn;
something to hide?  Aoki/NagoyaDXCircle shows these frequencies:
17615 at 0855-1157 & 1250-1557;
17705 at 1155-1457. Also 17895 kHz, but unheard today:
         0255-0800 & 1155-1457 UT.
BTW this 17615 kHz does not seem to be offset plus as had been for ages.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor April 2)

17614.984  SRI / SBA Radio Riyadh, Arabic prayer singer,
           S=4-5 JBA poor at 14.46 UT.

17895.068 kHz much odd fq 11.55-14.57 HQ prayer, poor S=5 at 14.50 UT
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

SAUDI ARABIA   Some logs at 10.27 to 10.52 UT on April 8 in Greece, Qatar,
Delhi, Brisbane, Hiroshima and Tokyo Japan remotedly

11935.044 HQ prayer, S=9+15dB in Athens.
13780.045 General 1st Arabic, S=8 in Delhi, 10.27 UT
15120even R Saudi Internat in Urdu/Bengali, 09-12 UT
17570even Station ID at 10.31 UT and prayer HQ then, S=9+25dB
17615.019 HQ prayer at 10.34 UT, S=9+25dB also in Delhi.
21669.981 today April on lower side flank, 09-12 RSaudiInternational
          in Bahasa Indonesian to INS and MLA South East Asia,
          S=8 in Delhi India.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 8)

SAUDI ARABIA    Arabia Saudi -
Esquemas A21 de emisiones desde este pais

0300-0400  7410 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0300-0400 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
0300-0400 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
0300-0400 15170 RIY 500 kW O-AS Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0300-0400 17895 RIY 500 kW C-AS Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0400-0600  7410 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0400-0600 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
0400-0600 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
0400-0600 15170 RIY 500 kW O-AS Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0400-0600 15285 RIY 500 kW CS-AF Somali    Radio Saudi Inter.
0400-0600 17895 RIY 500 kW C-AS Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce

0600-0700 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
0600-0700 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
0600-0700 13780 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
0600-0700 15285 RIY 500 kW CS-AF Swahili   Radio Saudi Inter.
0600-0700 15380 RIY 500 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0600-0700 17730 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service
0600-0700 17740 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
0600-0700 17895 RIY 500 kW C-AS Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0700-0800 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
0700-0800 13720 RIY 500 kW E-AF Somali     Radio Saudi Inter.
0700-0800 13780 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
0700-0800 15380 RIY 500 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0700-0800 17730 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service
0700-0800 17740 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
0700-0800 17895 RIY 500 kW C-AS Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce

0800-0900 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
0800-0900 13720 RIY 500 kW E-AF Somali     Radio Saudi Inter.
0800-0900 13780 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
0800-0900 15380 RIY 500 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0800-0900 17730 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service
0800-0900 17740 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
0900-1200  9650 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
0900-1200 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
0900-1200 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
0900-1200 11935 RIY 500 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0900-1200 13780 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
0900-1200 15120 RIY 500 kW S-AS Bengali    Radio Saudi Inter.
0900-1200 15490 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
0900-1200 17570 RIY 500 kW SE-AS Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0900-1200 17615 RIY 500 kW SE-AS Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
0900-1200 17805 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service
0900-1200 21670 RIY 500 kW SE-AS Indonesio Radio Saudi Inter.

1200-1300  9650 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1200-1300 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
1200-1300 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
1200-1300 13775 RIY 500 kW S-AS Urdu       Radio Saudi Inter.
1200-1300 13785 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1200-1300 15380 RIY 500 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1200-1300 17625 RIY 500 kW SE-AS Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1200-1300 17705 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1200-1300 17895 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1200-1300 21505 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service
1300-1400  9650 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1300-1400 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
1300-1400 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
1300-1400 13775 RIY 500 kW S-AS Urdu       Radio Saudi Inter.
1300-1400 13785 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1300-1400 15380 RIY 500 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1300-1400 17615 RIY 500 kW CS-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1300-1400 17625 RIY 500 kW SE-AS Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1300-1400 17705 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1300-1400 17895 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1300-1400 21505 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service

1400-1500  9650 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1400-1500  9695 RIY 500 kW O-AS Pastun     Radio Saudi Inter.
1400-1500 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
1400-1500 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
1400-1500 13775 RIY 500 kW S-AS Urdu       Radio Saudi Inter.
1400-1500 13785 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1400-1500 17615 RIY 500 kW CS-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1400-1500 17660 RIY 500 kW CO-AF Frances   Radio Saudi Inter.
1400-1500 17705 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1400-1500 17895 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1400-1500 21505 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service
1500-1600  7240 RIY 500 kW O-AS Farsi      Radio Saudi Inter.
1500-1600  9650 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA ?Call of Islam+
1500-1600  9695 RIY 500 kW O-AS Pastun     Radio Saudi Inter.
1500-1600  9790 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA ?Call of Islam+
1500-1600 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
1500-1600 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
1500-1600 13710 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1500-1600 15225 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA ?Call of Islam+
1500-1600 15435 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA ?Call of Islam+
1500-1600 17615 RIY 500 kW CS-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1500-1600 17660 RIY 500 kW CO-AF Frances   Radio Saudi Inter.

1600-1700  7240 RIY 500 kW O-AS Farsi      Radio Saudi Inter.
1600-1700  9650 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA ?Call of Islam+
1600-1700  9790 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA ?Call of Islam+
1600-1700  9885 RIY 500 kW C-AS Uzbeko     Radio Saudi Inter.
1600-1700 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
1600-1700 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
1600-1700 13710 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1600-1700 15205 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1600-1700 15225 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA ?Call of Islam+
1600-1700 15435 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA ?Call of Islam+
1600-1700 17560 RIY 500 kW CO-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1700-1800  7240 RIY 500 kW O-AS Farsi      Radio Saudi Inter.
1700-1800  9650 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1700-1800  9790 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1700-1800  9885 RIY 500 kW C-AS Turkmeno   Radio Saudi Inter.
1700-1800 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
1700-1800 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
1700-1800 13710 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1700-1800 15205 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1700-1800 15225 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service
1700-1800 15435 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1700-1800 17560 RIY 500 kW CO-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce

1800-2100  7425 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1800-2100  9555 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service
1800-2100  9650 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1800-2100  9675 RIY 500 kW OR-M Turco      Radio Saudi Inter.
1800-2100  9870 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
1800-2100 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
1800-2100 11820 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1800-2100 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
1800-2100 11915 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
1800-2100 11930 RIY 500 kW CO-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
2100-2300  7425 RIY 100 kW OR-M Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
2100-2300  9555 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA General Service
2100-2300  9870 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA General Service
2100-2300 11745 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe         BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
2100-2300 11820 RIY 500 kW O-EU Arabe      BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
2100-2300 11860 JED/RIY OR-M Arabe Republic of Yemen Radio
2100-2300 11915 RIY 500 kW NE-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
2100-2300 11930 RIY 500 kW CO-AF Arabe     BSKSA Holy Qur'an Sce
(Bulgarian DX Blog;
<https://aer.org.es/archivos/27999>  EA4-0003, AER via wor, April 13)

SPAIN   17855 kHz  on April 5 at 2025 UT, REE has managed to get its
North American frequency running again after a week AWOL !

Not hearing 17855 kHz here in New Brunswick this afternoon (6 April) at
19.25 UTC.

But it is on as I checked the University Enschede Twente SDR receiver.
But really weak there. However, it would be getting it off the back of the
beam more or less if the signal is actually being beamed to the North
Atlantic. Perhaps not at full power? Or just a propagation thing?
I can hear the other three frequencies but 11685 kHz just barely so.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, April 6)

SPAIN   REE Noblejas sports report at 21.05 UT noted on SDR unit
in Iceland path

15520 kHz strongest signal on northern Atlantic, S=9+15dB -61dBm

17855 kHz S=9+5dB -74dBm

11940 S=5 or -93dBm

11685 S=5 or -97dBm.
but heavy UTE - RTTY two signal high speed on 11688 kHz nearby,
but easily avoid QRM when used LSB mode on reception.

ps. soccer tonight April 6th and 7h tomorrow,
"European Champions League" matches,
Dortmund lost 1 vv 2 against English Manchester City tonight.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

TURKEY  17770.014  Voice of Turkey, from Emirler in Arabic, 14.00-14.58 UT
HQ prayer at 14.49 UT on April 9, S=4 JBA only.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

U.K./BOTSWANA/DJIBOUTI/SAO TOME/UAE  9740 kHz VOA French-English, Mon-Fri

9740 kHz on April 8, at 21.28 UT. VOA (?) In English (it would be in
French, HFCC, Aoki, Eibi). Conversation between a man and a woman in
English. Good reception. It abruptly went off the air at 21.29 UT.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, hcdx April 8)

U.K.    Re: 9740 kHz VOA audio satellite feed connect at
ENC Encompass Digital Media Services Woofferton England site,
latest RMS monitoring entry, shows rather French sce Mon to Fri
21.00-21.29 UT to Africa. [French - English lesson, thanks Mauno]

9740 kHz 2100-2130 UT zones 37,46-47,52,53  WOF  250kW  158degr
ITUant#618. Mon-Fri days 23456.  280321-301021  Fra   G   AGM  AGM

'FREN' - rather French-English lesson call combination:

.MTWTF. 21:02:51 S VOA FREN 11900 AM SAO 20 MP4    Sao Tome
.MTWTF. 21:03:13 S VOA FREN  9740 AM WOF 20 MP4  < U.K.
.MTWTF. 21:03:35 S VOA FREN  9490 AM DHA 20 MP4    UAE
.MTWTF. 21:03:57 S VOA FREN  5970 AM BOT 20 MP4    Botswana

U.K.   New broadcast of Follow The Bible Ministries via
ENC-DMS Woofferton-UK
2000-2028  9410 WOF 300 kW 170 deg to NoEaAF Arabic Sun
effective from April 4.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

U.K. [and non]  Summer A-21 frequency changes of BBC World Service
[ARMENIA/ASCENSION ISL/AUSTRIA/BULGARIA/MADAGASCAR/OMAN/PHILIPPINES/
SAO TOME/SINGAPORE/SRI LANKA/TAJIKISTAN/UAE/UZBEKISTAN/VATICAN STATE]

0000-0030 NF 9900 SNG 250 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese, ex7465 A-20
0000-0100 NF 5890 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS English,   ex5945 A-20
0000-0100 NF 5945 SLA 250 kW 063 deg to SoAS English,   ex6155 A-20
0030-0100 NF 7250 MOS 300 kW 095 deg to WeAS Dari,      ex5930 A-20
0100-0130 NF 7250 MOS 300 kW 095 deg to WeAS Pashto,    ex5930 A-20
0100-0200 NF 7410 SLA 125 kW 063 deg to SoAS English,   ex5945 A-20
0100-0200 NF12065 SNG 125 kW 320 deg to SoAS English,   ex11730 A-20
0130-0200 NF 7250 MOS 100 kW 095 deg to WeAS Dari,      ex5930 A-20
0200-0230 NF 9410 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto,    ex6195 A-20
0230-0300 NF 9410 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari,      ex6195 A-20
0230-0330 NF 6195 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi,     ex6180 A-20
0300-0330 NF 9880 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto,    ex7485 A-20
0300-0330 NF11870 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Pashto,    ex9880 A-20
0300-0400 NF 7235 WOF 125 kW 140 deg to CeEaAF Arabic,  ex5875 A-20
0300-0400 NF 9410 DHA 250 kW 255 deg to CeEaAF Arabic,  ex7235 A-20
0330-0430 NF 9880 SOF 100 kW 090 deg to WeAS Farsi,     ex9825 A-20
0400-0430 NF13790 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali,    ex15490 A-20
0430-0530 NF 9880 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Farsi,     ex9480 A-20
0430-0530 NF15310 SOF 100 kW 090 deg to WeAS Farsi,     ex11875 KCH A-20
0500-0600    6005 ASC 125 kW 027 deg to WeAF English,   exWOF  A-20
0500-0600 NF 9410 SMG 250 kW 206 deg to WeAF English,   ex7345 A-20
0500-0600 NF12015 WOF 250 kW 158 deg to WeAF English,   ex9410 A-20
0500-0600 NF13810 DHA 250 kW 220 deg EaCeAF Kinyarwanda Satex15490 A-20
0500-0600 NF15490 ERV 300 kW 192 deg EaCeAF Kinyarwanda Satex13810 A-20
0529-0600 NF13810 DHA 250 kW 225 deg EaCeAF Kinyarwanda Sunex15490 A-20
0529-0600 NF15490 ERV 300 kW 192 deg EaCeAF Kinyarwanda Sunex13810 A-20

0600-0630 NF11930 MOS 300 kW 235 deg to NoAF French,    ex11620 A-20
0600-0700 NF15420 MDC 250 kW 315 deg to CeEaAF English, ex13580 A-20
0600-0700 NF15490 SMG 250 kW 175 deg to CeAF English,   ex12015 A-20
0700-0800 NF 9410 SAO 100 kW 335 deg to WeAF English,   ex7345  A-20
0700-0800 NF 9745 SAO 100 kW 088 deg to CeEaAF English, ex9410  A-20
0700-0800 NF12015 ASC 125 kW 027 deg to WeAF English,   ex9915  A-20
0700-0800 NF15420 MDC 250 kW 315 deg to CeEaAF English, ex13580 A-20
0830-0900 NF13740 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari,      ex12065 A-20
0900-0930 NF13740 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto,    ex12065 A-20
0930-1000 NF13740 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari,      ex12065 A-20
1000-1030 NF13740 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto,    ex12065 A-20
1030-1100 NF13740 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari,      ex12065 A-20
1100-1130 NF13740 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto,    ex12065 A-20

1200-1230 NF13790 SMG 250 kW 238 deg to NoAF French,    ex13820 A-20
1200-1300 NF12065 SLA 250 kW 063 deg to SoAS English,   ex11995 A-20
1330-1400 NF 9410 TRM 125 kW 025 deg to SoAS Bengali,   ex17680 TAC A-20
1330-1400 NF15310 PHL 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese, ex11995 TAC A-20
1400-1500    9900 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Dari,      addit.freq. A-21
1400-1430   21630 ASC 250 kW 055 deg to WeAF Hausa   Mon-Fri,exDHA A-20
1400-1500 NF15420 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali  Sun-Fri,
                                             ex13660 TAC A-20
1500-1600    9900 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Pashto,    addit.freq.A-21
1530-1830 NF 9390 DB  250 kW  72 deg to NoEaAS Korean,  ex9900 A-20
1600-1630    9900 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Dari,      addit.freq.A-21
1600-1700 NF15400 ASC 125 kW 115 deg to SoAF English,   ex17640 A-20
1600-1700 NF17640 ASC 125 kW 115 deg to SoAF English,   ex13660 DHA A-20
1630-1700    7410 SLA 250 kW 080 deg to SoAS Bengali,   exTRM A-20
1630-1700 NF 9445 SNG 250 kW 320 deg to SoAS Bengali,   ex9580 A-20
1630-1700    9900 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Pashto Mo-Fr,addit.freq.A-21
1630-1700    9900 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Dari Sat/Sun,addit.freq.A-21
1630-1700 NF12095 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaCeAF Kinyarwanda Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 9820 A-20
1700-1800    9900 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Dari,      addit.freq. A-21
1730-1750 NF11965 SMG 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic    Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 9390 KCH A-20
1750-1810 NF11965 SMG 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 9390 KCH A-20

1810-1830 NF11965 SMG 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya   Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 9390 KCH A-20
1800-1830 NF11790 SOF  50 kW 195 deg to CeAF French,    ex11680 A-20
1800-1830 NF13790 SMG 250 kW 210 deg to WeAF French,    ex11875 A-20
1800-1900    9900 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Pashto,    addit.freq. A-21
1830-1850 NF 9470 SLA 125 kW 240 deg to EaAF Amharic    Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 11660 WOF A-20
1830-1850 NF11965 SMG 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic    Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 15490 ASC A-20
1850-1910 NF 9470 SLA 125 kW 240 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 11660 WOF A-20
1850-1910 NF11965 SMG 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 15490 ASC A-20
1910-1030 NF 9470 SLA 125 kW 240 deg to EaAF Tigrinya   Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 11660 WOF A-20
1910-1930 NF11965 SMG 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya   Mon-Fri,
                                        ex 15490 ASC A-20
1900-2000    6155 SAO 100 kW 138 deg to SoAF English,   exSMG A-20
1930-2000 NF11610 WOF 250 kW 160 deg to WeAF Hausa Sat-Thu, ex9545 A-20
1930-2030 NF11610 WOF 250 kW 160 deg to WeAF Hausa Fri,     ex9545 A-20
2000-2100 NF 5925 SLA 125 kW 260 deg to CeEaAF Arabic,      ex6150 A-20
2200-2400 NF 5890 SNG 125 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English,     ex5845 A-20
2200-2300 NF 9580 SLA 125 kW 060 deg to EaAS   English,     ex7205 A-20
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

U.K.   Longwave Teleswitch service to stop in April 2023.

Up to a million homes may have "no alternative" but to install smart
meters in the next two years as the radio network that operates their
current meters is turned off. Some electricity meters, such as Economy 7
and Economy 10 devices, move customers on to cheaper rates at off-peak
times.

While newer versions of these meters operate digitally or run on internal
clocks, older models are controlled by a radio signal. This is known as
the Radio Teleswitch Service and broadcasts alongside the BBC's long wave
198 kHz transmission. This service, which serves up to a million premises
according to trade body Energy UK, is due to switch off from April 2023.

As there are no plans to replace the old radio teleswitch technology,
smart meters will be the "only alternative" for customers who rely on the
current service arrangements, the trade body said. Energy firms have
already started to send letters to customers informing them that they may
need to switch to a smart meter. (Daily Telegraph, 9 Jan)

According to the above report the Radio Teleswitch Service (used for some
home heating systems to switch between tariffs) is due to be switched off
in April 2023.

This is probably because the energy suppliers want customers to install
"Smart Meters". It does not necessarily mean that the BBC Radio 4 trans-
missions on 198 kHz will also be closed in 2023, although that remains a
possibility. (AP)
(BrDXC-UK monthly magazine "Communication" April 5)

USSR   {history}  On April 4, 1949, the Council of Ministers of the USSR
adopted a resolution to jam anti-Soviet radio stations.
The epoch-making page of Soviet radio broadcasting was launched - jamming
of "Enemy Voices"
(Radio Liberty, Voice of America, BBC, Deutsche Welle, etc.)

It lasted until the end of 1988, with interruptions during the years of
detente in political relations.

From the technical side of the issue, it looked something like this. In
large cities, there were low-power jamming stations. In St. Petersburg,
these were located on the street. Chapaev (the towers can still be seen),
and on Oktyabrskaya emb. house 72 (towers and antennas are also preserved
there).

But since the effectiveness of jamming from such objects was no further
than the urban area, there was a need for more powerful radio protection
stations.

In addition to jamming, they were also engaged in regular civilian radio
broadcasting. In the Leningrad region, this was the radio center No. 11 in
the village of Krasny Bor.

After the end of jamming, many radio protection centers began to be used
for analog broadcasting, including foreign broadcasting. After the global
reduction of radio broadcasting on LW / MW / HF in 2012 - 2015, almost all
the centers got stuck. Some have already become ruins.

Concerning St. Petersburg. Jamming station on the street. Chapaeva was
used for some time as a control and measuring point. The radio center on
Oktyabrskaya Embankment worked in the medium wave range (low-power
transmitters) until 2016, after which the broadcasting of programs
("Word", "Radonezh", "Orthodox Radio of St. Petersburg") was transferred
to Radio Center #1 Olgino, the object was put on conservation ...

The last transmitter of Radio Center #11 was also switched off in 2016.
He broadcast Teos radio broadcasts at a frequency of 1089 kHz, the center
is mothballed.

In the photo: antennas of Radio Center #7, Angarsk.

<https://vk.com/public158109176?w=wall-158109176_2055>

Comments:
- Radio center #7 Angarsk (Irkutsk region).
<http://www.novosibdx.info/radiocentr7.html>

- My father told me how, in the second half of the 60s, their radio center
in the Kazakh desert (Kapyar) received an introductory message:

to drown out some of the subversive "radio voices" on HF ... in Moscow and
the Moscow region. Drowned out.

Antenna - multi-lambda rhombus of a traveling wave towards Moscow,
power 100 kW. An isolated case, the radio center was sharpened for the
service of the space industry, incl. served missile strategists, but the
task was completed.
Yuri Kovalenko, Cherkessk
<https://vk.com/public158109176>  April 7.
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1128 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 11)

USA   Checked also the hobby programs on Fridays only, 15.00 UT
like 15750 kHz WINB Red Lion

and 17775 kHz KVOH  Rancho Simi in Spanish "Frecuencia al Dia" program
Fris at 15.00 or 16.00-16.30 UT, but latter not heard today Apr 9.

Glenn Hauser advised this 17775 kHz outlet gone probably:
"KVOH will not be heard any day on 17775 kHz, a frequency it left months
ago."

Currently only on 9975 kHz after 0000 UT (gh) :
<http://www.voiceofhope.com/schedule/kvoh_program_grid.pdf>

15750 WINB  Red Lion, S=9+10dB in Edmonton, Alberta CAN SDR at
15.04 UT on Friday only, on April 9.

10 kHz wideband Digital block of 15744.207 to 15754.920 kHz
measured on screen. Digital audio block on upper 5 kHz sideband,
and
18 x audio strings on lower sideband like a garden fence,
each string 325 Hertz apart distance ...

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

USA   New frequency of WLC_Radio via WBCQ-6 registered in
A-21 HFCC Database.

New 13570 kHz 1700-0200 UT and now 9330 kHz 0200-1700 UT,
instead of 24hrs:

0100-0157 NF13570 BCQ 500 kW 198 deg  SoAM Spanish, new frequency.
0200-0257    9330 BCQ 250 kW 245 deg  LaAM English, ex0100-0257
0300-0557    9330 BCQ 250 kW 270 deg  CNAM English
0600-0855    9330 BCQ 250 kW 280 deg  WeNoAM En,   wrong in HFCC 0600-0800
0900-0957    9330 BCQ 500 kW  76 deg  SPAI Spanish,wrong in HFCC 1000-1100
1000-1057    9330 BCQ 500 kW  76 deg  PORT Portug.,wrong in HFCC 0900-1000
1100-1157    9330 BCQ 500 kW  76 deg  FRAN French, wrong in HFCC 0800-0900
1200-1255    9330 BCQ 500 kW 180 deg  NoSoAM Spanish
1300-1357    9330 BCQ 250 kW 220 deg  CeAM Spanish
1400-1555    9330 BCQ 250 kW 300 deg  WCAN English
1600-1657    9330 BCQ 500 kW  57 deg  U.K. English, ex 1600-1857
1700-1757 NF13570 BCQ 500 kW  54 deg  GERM German,  ex 1900-2157 9330
1800-1857 NF13570 BCQ 500 kW 076 deg  FRAN French, new frequency
1900-2157 NF13570 BCQ 500 kW 071 deg  NoEaAF Arabic, new frequency*
2200-0057 NF13570 BCQ 500 kW 175 deg  BRAS Portug., ex2300-0057 on 9330
2200-2257    9330 BCQ 500 kW 102 deg  SoAF Portug.  is deleted/canceled

World's Last Chance Radio WLCRadio via Sofia Kostinbrod
and ENC-DMS Woofferton

0700-1000 13840 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to NE/ME Arabic via Sofia Kostinbrod
1700-1900 17700 WOF 250 kW 126 deg to EaAF English via ENC-DMS Woofferton
1800-2100  9800 WOF 300 kW 114 deg to NE/ME Arabic via ENC-DMS Woofferton
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

USA  [non, ASCENSION ISL/BOTSWANA/KUWAIT/MARIANA ISL Saipan Tinian
/PHILIPPINES/TAIWAN/THAILAND/UAE/U.K.]

Summer A-21 frequency changes of United States Agency for Global Media

Voice of America
0000-0100 NF 7480 UDO 250 kW 311 deg  CeAS Tibetan,         ex7250
0230-0330    5880 UDO 250 kW 280 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, addit transmission
0230-0330   15285 PHT 250 kW 283 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, addit transmission
0230-0330   15700 PHT 250 kW 283 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, addit transmission
0230-0330   17525 PHT 250 kW 283 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, addit transmission
0330-0400 NF15630 UDO 250 kW 276 deg  EaAF Somali,          ex15620
1300-1500 NF 6115 PHT 250 kW 332 deg  EaAS Chinese,         ex6110
1400-1500 NF 9920 KWT 250 kW  70 deg  CeAS Tibetan,         ex9900
1400-1500 NF15610 BOT 100 kW  10 deg  WeAS Kurdish,         ex15605
1500-1530   15460 UDO 250 kW 276 deg  WeCeAF Hausa,         exSAO
1530-1600   15460 UDO 250 kW 276 deg  WeCeAF Hausa Mon-Fri, exSAO
1530-1630    9380 PHT 250 kW 283 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, addit frequency
1630-1730    9345 PHT 250 kW 283 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, addit transmission
1730-1800    6150 UDO 250 kW 300 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, addit transmission
1700-1730 NF11610 WOF 250 kW 126 deg  EaAF Amharic Mon-Fri, ex12110 UDO
1830-1900 NF11870 DHA 250 kW 225 deg  SoAF Kirundi Mon-Fri, ex13630
1830-1900 NF17530 ASC 250 kW 184 deg  SoAF Kirundi Mon-Fri, ex12095 WOF

Radio Free Asia
0000-0100 NF15210 TIN 250 kW 280 deg  SoEaAS Lao,           ex9940 KWT
0030-0130 NF 7280 DHA 250 kW  90 deg  SoEaAS Burmese,       ex7540 DB
0030-0130   15250 PAO 250 kW 205 deg  SoEaAS Burmese,
                                      addit via new relay Paochung TWN
0200-0300    9370 KWT 250 kW  78 deg  CeAS Tibetan, exDB
0200-0300   15250 PAO 250 kW 205 deg  SoEaAS Burmese,
                                      addit via new relay Paochung TWN
0700-0800   15110 SAI 100 kW 285 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, addit transmission
0700-0900   17690 TIN 250 kW 280 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, addit transmission
1230-1330 NF15230 DHA 250 kW  90 deg  SoEaAS Burmese, ex11805
1500-1600 NF12085 DHA 250 kW  75 deg  CeAS Tibetan, ex15125KWT R Mashaal
0400-0500 NF15750 UDO 250 kW 304 deg  WeAS Pashto,  ex15755
0500-1000 NF15750 KWT 250 kW  78 deg  WeAS Pashto,  ex15755
1200-1300 NF15750 UDO 250 kW 304 deg  WeAS Pashto,  ex15755
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

VANUATU/CHINA   11835 kHz, random monitoring on April 6 (Tuesday), from
0510 to 0705 UT; CNR2 dominating the whole time over Radio Vanuatu
(harmonic); CNR2 didn't close down at 0600 UT, as they did last week; by
0615 UT, started fading in of R Vanuatu on 7890 kHz, with 3945 kHz
no heard; at 0701 UT, could make out the distinctive start of the RV news
underneath CNR2.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

VIETNAM   The 8 kHz distance away spurs fence TX at Son Toy center
is again on air this April 10 night path.
Thanks to a tip in A-DX groups.io

9730even S=9+15dB -65dBm signal here in Stuttgart, but little stronger
in eastern Finland than in Greece, 18.55 UT on April 10, on
9682, 9690, 9698, 9706, 9714, 9722 kHz on lower side flank,

9738, 9746, 9754, 9762 and much weak on 9770 kHz on upper sideband.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

VOVietnam Son Tay on 11885 kHz strong signal into U.K. these past few
nights. Heard at 17.00 UT overmodulated with splatter +/- 40 kHz,
interfering with Romania on 11850 kHz.
(Alan Holder-UK  G4ZBH, Isle of Wight, U.K., BrDXC-UK April 11)

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April 9th and 10th log

15370even CUB  RHC Spanish program noted in remote Edmonton Alberta CAN
          unit at 22.18 UT on Apr 9, S=9+15dB nice audio tonight.   And
15230even CUB  Disturbed audio noted here via RHC Quivican San Felipe
          relay TITAN 250 kW azimuth towards Brazil target, S=9+5dB back-
          lobe in Edmonton-lberta CAN, but PORTUGUESE language noted
          here instead.
13650even JAP  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo, via Yamata site, Thai language progr
          backlobe via Alaska, WeCAN coast into Alberta, S=9+10dB, 22.33UT
13680even JAP  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo, via Yamata site, Japanese language
          scheduled 21-23 UT, backlobe of SoEaAS sce via Alaska - WeCAN
          coast into Alberta, little stronger at 235deg S=9+15dB, 22.36UT.
13760.209 KRE  Much odd frequency outlet of Voice of Korea from Kujang, at
          European target beam 325deg from Seoul, S=8 at 22.37 UT April 9.
13840.009 NZL  R NZ Pacific program in English, weak S=5 or -97dBm signal
          at 22.39 UT. A lot of CODAR QRM on 13670 to 13925 kHz fq range.
11685even ESP  REE Noblejas carried French sce on Mon/Wed/Fri, S=9+5dB at
          22.43 UT in Alberta. //
11940even ESP  also French at S=9+15dB and //
15520even ESP  S=9+10dB in AB-CAN, but 17855 kHz TX  n o t  on air !
11780.008 BRA  RN da Amazonia from Brasilia, Port, S=9+20dB at 22.46 UT.
11815.015 BRA  Rather weak and tiny S=7 -92dBm of R Brasil Central, 22.47
11820.045 ARS  Much odd fq outlet HQ prayer out of Riyadh,
          S=6-7 at 22.48 UT
11850even CUB  RHC Quivican 250 kW South America target outlet, S=9+15dB
          in Edmonton-AB-CAN remotedly, at 22.50 UT.
          But no accompanied spurs noted on 11840; nor 11860 kHz tonight.
11880even CUB  Surprisingly strong Bauta signal S=9+20dB at 22.51 UT,
          RHC mixed Portuguese and rather Spanish accent, 22.30-23.00 UT
12050even USA  WEWN #3 tx Spanish S=9+15dB at 22.55 UT, religious pop song
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

and some logs of Doha Qatar SDR remotedly on April 10:

 5959.887 KWT  Radio Kuwait Kabd, female news(?) reader in Arabic
          at 04.10 UT, S=9+40dB powerhouse signal in Doha Qatar.
 6040.016 TUR  Voice of Turkey, Turkish, scheduled request 04.00-04.58 UT
          S=9+25dB in Doha Qatar SDR rx at 04.14 UT.
 6120even AUT  AWR Turkish religious sce via ORS Moosbrunn, 04.00-04.28 UT
          S=9+15dB level at Doha Qatar. 04.20 UT on April 10.
 7285.006 IRN  VoIRI via Sirjan site, Arabic language service southwards,
          at 04.23 UT S=9+40dB powerhouse sce.
 9770.006 TUR  Voice of Turkey in Turkish, S=9+5dB in Doha-QAT at 04.29 UT
 9900.003 IRN  VoIRI Zahedan outlet, Arabic at S=9+30dB powerful increased
          in local morning signal path, 02.30-05.30 UT, at 04.33 UT.
 9915.010 MDG  BBC English via MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay
          facility, 04-05 UT towards East AF and NoEa Horn of Africa,
          and Saudi / UAE / OMA target too. S=8 at 04.36 UT.
11549.855 much odd frequency outlet of
          UZB  'Iran International TV' relay from London, via RRTM Telecom
          Tashkent Uzbekistan bcast center. Probably 04.30-11.00 UT.
          Persian program relay, S=9+10dB at 04.38 UT noted in Qatar SDR.
11553.003 kHz real UTE high speed signal nearby, but not Iranian jamming !
13740.007 IRN  VoIRI Sirjan, morning Hebrew sce towards Israel, NE/ME,
          S=7-8 sidelobe into Doha Qatar SDR unit. 04.46 UT, scheduled at
          04.20-04.50 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

and some logs of Rochester NY, and Alberta-CAN SDR remotedly on April 10:

5025even CUB  R Rebelde Bauta in Spanish, S=8 nice audio quality, 04.48UT
5040even CUB  RHC Bauta in Spanish language at 04.50 UT.
6000even CUB  RHC English via Quivican bcast center, excellent audio this
         morning at 04.51 UT, S=9+10dB, Cuban Hotel industry report.
6060even CUB  RHC Spanish poor S=7 signal at 04.53 UT // 5040 kHz.
6100 kHz EMPTY S=7-8 carrier only signal at 04.55 UT.
6164.998 CUB  RHC English via Bauta site, excellent audio at 04.57 UT.
         And at background underneath co-channel European signal of
6165even D   NHK Radio Japan in Russian via MBR Nauen relay site near
         Berlin, at 04.30-05.00 UT. Both only S=8 in Edmonton Alberta.
6184.972 MEX  XEPPM R Educacion Mexico D.F. local folk music canciones
         Spanish lang., S=8 at 04.59 UT on April 10.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

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Many A-21 schedules, see on URL

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/dx-re-mix-news-1181.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

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