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BC-DX 1469                                                  17 June 2021
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AFGHANISTAN/KUWAIT/THAILAND/UAE   Mashaal Radio on wrong frequency?

For the second night in a row, The BBG's Mashaal Radio is on 15365 kHz
and not the registered 15360 kHz. Is this a change or mistake?

June 14, 04.00-13.00 UT in US AGM RMS file

04:05:00 15750 (UDO) RFE PK
04:05:23 15365 (DHA) RFE PK
04:05:46 12130 (KWT) RFE PK
04:06:09   621 (KHO) RFE PK
til 07.00 UT
06:35:23 15750 (UDO) RFE PK
06:35:46 15365 (DHA) RFE PK
06:36:09 12130 (KWT) RFE PK
06:36:32   621 (KHO) RFE PK

- - -

location change
07:04:14 15750 (KWT) RFE PK
07:04:37 15365 (KWT) RFE PK
07:05:00 12130 (KWT) RFE PK
07:05:23   621 (KHO) RFE PK
til 10.00 UT
09:35:23 15750 (KWT) RFE PK
09:35:46 15365 (KWT) RFE PK
09:36:09 12130 (KWT) RFE PK
09:36:32   621 (KHO) RFE PK

- - -

location change
10:06:09 15750 (KWT) RFE PK
10:06:32 15365 (UDO) RFE PK
10:06:55 12130 (KWT) RFE PK
10:07:18   621 (KHO) RFE PK
til 12.00 UT
11:36:32 15750 (KWT) RFE PK
11:36:55 15365 (UDO) RFE PK
11:37:18 12130 (KWT) RFE PK
11:37:41   621 (KHO) RFE PK

- - -

location change
12:07:41 15750 (UDO) RFE PK
12:08:04 15365 (UDO) RFE PK
12:08:27 12130 (KWT) RFE PK
12:08:50   621 (KHO) RFE PK

12:37:18 15750 (UDO) RFE PK
12:37:41 15365 (UDO) RFE PK
12:38:04 12130 (KWT) RFE PK
12:38:27   621 (KHO) RFE PK

til 13.00 UT daily schedule close-down.
MW Kost Aghanistan, 621 kHz 200 kW.

Reason, I guess to avoid CNR1 jamming of China mainland on 15360 kHz
channel against Taiwanese Sound of Hope Mandarin service.
(Paul B. Walker-ALS,  wb df5sx, June 14)

Frequency changes of US AGM RFE/RL Radio Mashaal
via three different transmitter, June 14
0400-0700 NF 15365 DHA 250 kW  45 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex 15360,
very good via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
0700-0957 NF 15365 KWT 250 kW  78 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex 15360,
very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
0957-1000 NF 15365 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS RFE/RL announcements
in various langs 'This is RFE/RL'.
1000-1300 NF 15365 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex15360 kHz,
very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 14)

ANTARCTICA ARGENTINE   Hi Glenn,
this is wah I could understand from the Base Esperanza song:

"... Pero el amor a la patria es mas fuerte en Base Esperanza,
es por eso este homenaje, para que llene de gloria,
a todos los corazones que llevan en la memoria.

Lagrimas y panuelos de adios en la darsena norte dejo el Irizar*,
ese dia que partio.

Que este atenta y centinela, la base Belgrano 2, y la base Primavera ...

Tambien quiero yo nombrar, porque las llevo el mar,
a Belgrano y Belgrano 3, y la ciencia que nos dio su obra,
el amor por nuestro pueblo, el respeto a la bandera,
por el Comando Antartico Vida, en el confin de la tierra.

Con la fuerza de los vientos, ya salio de Palomar,
con rumbo a Base Marambio, el Hercules, al sur de ...

Lagrimas y panuelos de adios, en la darsena norte dejo
el Irizar, ese dia que partio, que partio."

* El ARA Almirante Irizar (Q-5) (RHAI) es un rompehielos perteneciente
a la Armada Argentina.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, to GlennH, wor June 15)

ARMENIA   Very good signal of FEBA Radio 9540 kHz
via ENC-DMS Yerevan Gavar bcast center, on June 15
1615-1630  9540 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Guragena Mon-Wed
1615-1630  9540 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Amharic  Thu-Sun
noted via SDR Tambov RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 16)

ASCENSION ISL/U.K./UAE   Antarctic researcher Midwinter Special bcast
on June 21 in 2021 year.

Does anyone know the time and frequencies for this years broadcast on
21 June or should we assume everything will be the same as 2020 ?
I would guess that as we progress further into the new solar cycle
frequencies will be adjusted.

Will there be any test transmissions this year and if so when will they
take place. Sorry if I'm asking questions that are answered elsewhere
ie BBC website but I can't find anything there.
(David Mappin-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io June 13)

Re: BBC midwinter broadcast 21 June 2021. From BrDXC-UK group.io:
I understand they'll test tonight, 14 June, at 2130-2145 UT:
6035 from Al Dhabbaya-UAE, 6170 from ASC, 7305 and 9505 kHz from WOF.
(Dan Ferguson-VA-USA, wor June 14)

Re: BBC WS Antarctic Mid Winter Broadcast

ASC/U.K./UAE  checked tonight June 14 BBC WS En test in English 15 mins
progr til 21.45:03 UT exact sharp off air, in Greece, Riviera, Johannes-
bourg RSA, Oranjemund in Namibia and Sao Paulo Brazil,
poorest signal was 6035 kHz from Al Dhabbaya-UAE S=8 in RSA,
S=4 in Brazil.

6170 kHz S=9+5dB in Greece, S=9+30dB in SP Brazil.

7305 kHz S=9+35dB in Riviera, Greece, S=9+30dB in SP Brazil.

9505 kHz S=9+30dB in Riviera, Greece, RSA, in SP Brazil S=9+5dB.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews / BrDXC-UK ng June 14)

Re:  BBC WS Antarctic Mid Winter Broadcast 2021.
The schedule has just come in for the Mid-Winter special. Frequencies and
start times are the same as the tests, but run on through to 2200 GMT (!)

We'll be putting out a tone for a little while beforehand (WOF only)
to help with tuning up. I'll likely stick the anorak on and come onto site
to push the tone button manually.
73, - Dave m0mya. (June 17)

The broadcast will be on Monday 21 June from 2130-2200 UT. There are
usually three extra SW frequencies beamed to Antarctica, these have not
yet been confirmed but last {2020} year's frequencies (which may be the
same this year) were 5790 kHz and 7360 kHz via Woofferton and 9580 kHz
via Ascension relay.
{sic, see mail of Dan Ferguson above, wb.}

Re:  BBC WS Antarctic Mid Winter Broadcast 2021.

The producer of the upcoming BBCWS Antarctic Midwinter broadcast on Monday
21st June 2130-2200 UT says all four frequencies tested on Monday will be
used i.e. 6035 kHz DHA, 6170 kHz ASC, 7305 WOF and 9505 kHz WOF:

"Hi - I'm (proudly) the Executive Producer of the Antarctic Midwinter
Broadcast. It's made by Boffin Media for the BBC ... I'm about to deliver
this year's edition.

In terms of the broadcast itself, following the test on Monday, the BBC's
decided to transmit on all four of the frequencies above this year.
Because it's a unique broadcast, the SW version is 30 minutes long whereas
the global version is 26min 29sec (to fit the standard World Service half
hour, following the news bulletin). The SW version also has a different
introduction as it's aimed just at our audience of 35 in Antarctica.

Richard Hollingham, comment 16 June on The SWLing Post blog at

<https://swling.com/blog/2021/06/the-2021-bbc-midwinter-broadcast-to-
antarctica-next-week/>

(via Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK June 17)

This year its also being carried on most of the World Service English
streams from 2132-2200 UT, however the only shortwave outlets at this time
are to Africa on 11810 and 12095 kHz via Ascension. For those of us in the
UK it should also be on the BBCWS DAB stream at the same time.

Its slightly shorter via the regular WS streams so to hear the full broad-
cast we should listen to the special Antarctica frequencies.

<https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02tp3b6/broadcasts/upcoming>

<https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct2gb6>

<https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02tp3b6/clips>

<https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07dsz97>

Midwinter Special 2015 - 2020
<https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02tp3b6/episodes/player>

Midwinter Special in 2020:
<https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct0vz4>

27 minutes special Midwinter to the Antarctic researcher team donwunder:
Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast 2020

Every year, the BBC World Service makes this special programme for just
40 listeners: the team of scientists and support staff isolated at
British research stations in the Antarctic midwinter. The Antarctic Mid-
winter Broadcast is unlike anything else on the BBC World Service.

Presented by Cerys Matthews, it features messages from family and friends
at home as well as music requests from Antarctica. For decades it has been
part of the traditional midwinter celebrations.

27 minutes
Previous 2015 midwinter
<https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02tp3cv>
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io June 13)

Re:  BBC WS Antarctic Mid Winter Broadcast, test on June 14.
Very good reception here in Germany from 2130 UTC tonight:
6035 kHz S=9+10 dB     UAE
6170 kHz S=9+20 dB     ASC
7305 kHz S=9+40 dB (!) WOF
9505 kHz S=9+30 dB     WOF
Rx-Antenna modified windom 50 m long
Btw. good opening tonight between Europe and southern part of
South America on 20mb.
(Harald DL1AX BrDXC-UK groups.io June 14)

Re: BBC WS Antarctic Mid Winter Broadcast.

This is my first post to the group and I've yet to properly introduce
myself, so apologies on that score!  Suffice to say that I am the newest
(i.e. least experienced!) Transmitter Engineer at WOF.  Dan's details
above are spot on.  The details for the actual transmission won't be
finalised until the test transmissions have been conducted.

There is a good buzz at WOF surrounding the upcoming Antaractic trans-
missions.  They will both be going out on 300 kW Marconi B6124's, with
cover on the 250 kW RIZ if required.  Initial power tests are being run by
Matt ("none of this AMC rubbish") Porter G8XYJ as we speak.
73 de Dave (M0MYA).

Welcome to the BDXC News Group!
It's good to know that we have a Woofferton engineer in our ranks!
(David J Morris-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io June 14)

AUSTRALIA   Reception of Reach Beyond Australia in Hindi on 9590 kHz
via Kununurra, June 15

1200-1300  9590 KNX 100 kW 335 deg to SoAS Hindi,
weak/fair via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor June 14)

11904.993 kHz at 11.25 UT start Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), Kununurra
site, in Rohingya muslim nationals language. S=9 in Brisbane-AUS and
Hiroshima-JPA remotedly.

12009.962 kHz at 11.30-11.45 UT Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), Kununurra
site, in Dzongkha language, Nepalese mountain target.

11874.967 kHz at 12.06 UT Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), Kununurra site,
in Burmese language, Myanmar target at 12.00-12.30 UT. On Wed/Sat/Sun in
Matu language instead.

11899.995 kHz at 12.09 UT Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), Kununurra site,
in Kannada language, India subcontinent target at 12.00-14.00 UT in a lot
of various languages. S=9+5dB in Brisbane and Delhi India target.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

AUSTRIA   6180 kHz  QSL 'Radio Andorra Tribute' via ORS Moosbrunn, receiv-
ed Postal QSL Card in four days for posting my report too:
<printz -at- aquiradioandorra.com>

Also rec'd a reply to my report from Jean-Marc that he would forward my
report to Mouscron Christian Milling, the broadcaster of this show. Card
was post marked from Germany.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, oadx / wor June 14)

6140  QSL  Welle370, Foerderverein Sender Koenigs Wusterhausen - MBR FMO
via ORS Moosbrunn-AUT. Nice full data Antenna Tower 'On the Funkerberg'
QSL card, w/ brochures/Information. This for a German report too:
<verein -at- funkerberg.de>  Reply came in 4 months, via Mail.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, oadx / wor June 14)

BENIN   Surprise, no TWR 1566 kHz signal here before 0500 UT Wed June 9;
but JBA carrier into Spain remote; better S5 with trace of music to
Caruaru, Pernambuco SDR, the closest one to Africa; indeed carrier off
at 0505:53* UT compared to JBA CHU 7850 kHz via same SDR.

There has been a lot of discussion about this summer MWDX across North
America, people detecting the carrier going off around 0505 UT, such as
on the IRCA iog June 8:

"Benin 1566 kHz, Nigel Pimblett, 4:32am #19840 - Haven't noted any usable
audio from this one here yet this year, although I haven't been checking
every day.

I did manage to decipher the TWR sked, which shows 1566 kHz is only used
for a short period on their morning broadcast, with programming running
from 0430 to 0505 UT in the Twi language. I've noticed the carrier comes
on at about 0420 UT. The carrier here tonight is weaker than some recent
nights, so any audio here is very unlikely."
(Nigel Pimblett, Dunmore, AB-CAN)

However, the A-21 WRTH updater, under, where else? South Africa shows
these morning emissions from Parakou, Benin:

Kotokoli
0430-0445 .....s. WAf 1566par
0445-0500 ......s WAf 1566par
Twi
0430-0445 ......s WAf 1566par
0430-0500 mtwtf.. WAf 1566par
Moore/Songhai/Twi
0500-0520  daily  WAf 1566par
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 9)

Mauno Ritola of WRTH replies: "Yes, unfortunately there is exactly
such a mistake. The schedule is rather complicated, this is what it
looks like after 0500 UT, day 1 is Sunday:

0500-0505 1     7 Songhai  1566  Nigeria/Cameroon/Ghana/Togo
0500-0505  23     Twi      1566  Nigeria/Cameroon/Ghana/Togo
0500-0505    456  Moore    1566  Nigeria/Cameroon/Ghana/Togo
0505-0520 1       Moore    1566  Nigeria/Cameroon/Ghana/Togo
0505-0520       7 Songhai  1566  Nigeria/Cameroon/Ghana/Togo"

So until 0520* UT only on Sat & Sun. Per gaisma.com Parakou sunrise is
0529 UT, close to the earliest of the year; varies less than a semihour
later into "winter".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 9)

CHINA   4990 kHz PBS Hunan, 1207 UT on June 9. Better than average signal;
in Chinese.

7345 kHz  The Voice of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (CNR7),
1200 UT, June 9. Time pips and full ID with distinctive "F-M" references;
fair / good reception.

Thanks to Amano (Japan) and Cahcn (China) for the following info:

Station name, and FM frequency announcements for each district:
"Daai waan keui ji seng" [Voice of the Great Bay Area]
(Gwong-jau)   FM 98.0  (Gau-sap-baat dim ling); [Guangzhou]
(Sam-jan)     FM 101.2 (Yat-ling-yat dim yi);
              [Wuguishan Transmitting Station in Zhongshan City -
              covering Shenzhen and Hong Kong]
(Jyu-hoi)     FM 105.4 (Yat-ling-ng dim sei);
              [Zhuhai City - covering Macau]
(Fat-saan)    FM 93.2  (Gau-sap-saam dim yi); [Foshan]

Later, also heard 7345-USB kHz, V26 (spy station); YL with Chinese numbers
strong CNR7 QRM on the same frequency, at 1214 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 9)

CHINA  CNR1 jammer survey, June 10 from 1327 UT as I am up earlier than
usual. There is only one signal heard u.o.s., mostly presumably against
Sound of Hope inaudible here. 15340 kHz S=8/9+10dB. No sign of scheduled
Romania. I put that on the backup PL-880 to make // comparisons onward,
u.o.s.

UTC     kHz
1328, 15165 also with victim making fast SAH, S8-S9, vs VOA Thailand
      this hour only
1328, 15130 atop another Chinese: VOA Philippines this hour only
1329, 14980 //
1333, 14900 //  S5-S7
1335, 16100 //  S5-S8
1335, 16160 //  S9/+10
1336, 16300, JBA, // ?
1337, 13920, JBA //
1338, 13640 //
1339, 13630 //
1340, 13130 //  S7-S9
1341, 12820 //  S7-S9
1342, 12795 //  S8/9+10
1344, 11785 //  mixing with VOA Philippines.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 10)

CUBA   11850 kHz  June 14 at 0215 UT, RHC back here ex-11840 kHz,
ex-11850 kHz, ex-11840 kHz, etc., but S=9+10/20dB of dead air; flanked by
the JBA parasitic spur carriers on 11840 & 11860 kHz. 0446 UT recheck
still on with suptorted modulation and the spurs.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 14)

Cuban Number HM01 10860 kHz via remote SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA, June 16
0458-0550 10860 BEJ 50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri, good
0558-0650 10345 BEJ 50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri.

Cuban Number HM01 9330 kHz via remote SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA June 16:
0658-0750  9330 BEJ 50 kW unknown to EUR/AM Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri, fair
and co-ch at same time
9330 BCQ 500 kW 180 deg to NoSoAM Spanish World's Last Chance Radio WBCQ-6
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 16

Re: Cuba Spy Numbers.
Yes, but was it really on 11685 kHz instead of the usual 11635 kHz ?
Apparently so, the screenshot shows 11685.62 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 9)

CUBA/KOREA D.P.R.   Cuban Spanish number transmission little odd fq,
some 3 Hertz on lower side ... likely from older former USSR relay site
Bejucal, at 18.37 UT noted in Edmonton Alberta CAN SDR unit remotedly:

11634.997 Cuban Spanish number reading female Spanish, via Bejucal
          site S=9+10dB, at 18.37 UT co-channel disturbtion in
          Edmonton-Alberta, and Masset-BC-CAN
11635.018 KRE  co-channel from East Asia Korea D.P.R. Voice of Korea
          French outlet co-channel, noted across Alaska
          S=9+10dB Tuesday June 15, 17.55-18.50 UT monitored regularly.
 9064.997 kHz CUB  Cuba Spy Numbers at 08.16 UT June 16, S=7 in MI/NY.
10714.997 CUB  Spanish Number station, S=6-7 female voice, at 22.20 UT
          scheduled 21.55-22.50 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 15 / 16)

Yes - the HM01 schedule can be found on Ary's numbers & oddities website.
They have been in repeat mode for the past few days.

1600z 11435 kHz
1700z 11530 kHz
1800z 11635 kHz

These are daily and don't change - they also BX 2100z and 2200z as well as
before 1600z but those frequencies vary depending on the day if the week.
(Rich Ray-IL-USA, wor June 9)

Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 is not on air at present. Here schedule:

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/06/cuban-spy-numbers-hm01-is-not-
on-air-at.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 13)

Cuba Spy Numbers in frequency does not list, 11685 kHz at 1810 UT.
Signal with distortion slightly above 11685 kHz. Fair.

<https://youtu.be/GCIKGq61XPY>

<https://youtu.be/HFJNk_zc7AQ>
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, wor June 9)

CUBA   17480 kHz  Unidentified Numbers Station. 2200 UT, BEHOLD ! Numbers
station, in Spanish, w/ machine-generated woman voice, five figure number
roups, and HM-01 digital text file transfer, w/ no anomalies. Audio up to
speed, strong modulation and signal. There is usually a roughly 10 minute
silent period between :20 and :30 and then numbers resume. This time, the
texts went to half-past and then went to open carrier until :50 and off.

11635 kHz  Unidentified Numbers Station. 1820 UT. Numbers station in pro-
gress at tune-in, in Spanish w/ machine-generated woman voice, five figure
number groups, and HM-01 digital text file transfer, w/ CCI from unknown
source and JBM audio. - Good.

11435 kHz Cuban Numbers Station 1600 UT. No show again today. Time didn't
allow for checking the other two morning tx (11530 kHz at 1700 UT,
11635 kHz at 1800 UT). Not even a trace heard on 11435 kHz. June 14.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor June 14 / 15)

Re: Cuban numbers station return. Yes copying them near Chicago:
New groups today after silence June 12 and 13. Rich

We're hearing HM-01 here 1820 UT on 11635 kHz, but with audio so low as to
be barely heard. and a fluttery sound on the channel like a jammer or
woodpecker-like OTHR radar signal. regards from the Sonoran Desert
(rb. Rich Ray-AZ-USA, wor June 15)

CUBA   15730 kHz  RHC Bejucal site at 0045 UT. M and W in French, lively
almost Reggae-like music, dialogue with M and W and cutting off in mid-
sentence at the half hour mark. Signals really making the trip up here, in
spite of all Spy Numbers stations failing to make an appearance today.
Very Good.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor June 14)

DENMARK   15790  World Music Radio, Randers, in English June 13 at 0628-
0650 UTongoing of various kinds of songs (rock, reggae, disco, etc.)
w/ women chorus jingle ID in English at times (WMR, World Music Radiooo),
woman brief announcement and ID in English (W M R) at 0637 UT, followed
by other woman hinting few words; slow and deep qsb at times, moderate qrn
rustle (stronger when fading), fair/good/almost good in am (when fading
audio almost fair or poor/very poor or no audio briefly at times) (on air
in advance of its regular scheduled time: 0700-2000 UT).
(Gianni Serra-ITA, wor June 13)

DENMARK   World Music Radio, DNK, 5930 kHz, ID, Music.
Der kleine Sender aus Daenemark kommt hier heute Mittag erstaunlich gut
an - S9 an meiner Loop! Vollkommen stoerungsfrei und fast ohne Fading /
Rauschen. Senden die wirklich nur mit 100watt AM (0.1kW) ?
(Ulli Grunow-D, A-DX groups.io June 12)

Re: log World Music Radio, DNK, 5930 kHz, ID, Music, 0.2 kW.
(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN  <www.wmr.radio>  A-DX groups.io June 12)

5929.988 kHz bar piano music player in action, at 09.45 UT June 13,
poor S=4 or -99dBm signal.  73 wb  df5sx  June 13.

15790 kHz World Music Radio, 1201- UT on June 17, 25333.
WMR ist gerade auf 15790 kHz aktiv, // zu und hier nur etwas schwaecher
als 5930 kHz (leichter Versatz), es laeuft wie immer schoene Weltmusik,
Raggae etc., recht oft IDs. Normalerweise wird die QRG nur am Wochenende
eingesetzt.
(Andreas Binzinger-D, A-DX groups.io June 17)

15790.002 kHz S=3 or -105dBm tiny signal at 13.25 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

DENMARK   Radio208 and WMR Newsletter

Dear Radio208 and/or WMR listener  -  Transmitter situation.

World Music Radio (WMR) has now commenced broadcasting in the 11metre band
on 25800 kHz as of today, June 14th 2021 at 11 UT. The power is 100 Watts
- or some 250 Watts ERP - and the transmitter site is a 110 m tall mast in
Marslet in the southern outskirts of Aarhus, Denmark.

[image: 25 MHz antenne.jpg]
The aerial for 25800 kHz is at the top position of this 110 m mast located
in Marslet, Aarhus.

The transmitter will be on the air 24 hours a day, seven days a week, pro-
viding very good coverage to Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark.
Occasionally the signal can also be heard much further afield when con-
ditions are good. As the sunspot number is increasing - until the maximum
is reached (probably) in the Summer of 2025 - long distance reception on
25800 kHz will improve.

After four years of struggle, WMR finally began broadcasting on MW 927 kHz
from Hvidovre, Copenhagen, on April 14th. Initially with 50 Watts only;
power was gradually increased, and is now 250 Watts. Within the next few
weeks the power will be increased to 500 Watts. The transmitter provides
excellent reception in the larger Copenhagen area and in parts of Zealand
and SW Sweden during daytime. Unfortunately a very powerful, Italian
pirate station (supposedly from SW of Milan) began using 927 kHz a short
while after WMR was launched on 927 kHz, making reception of WMR im-
possible in most parts of Europe, and even causing severe interference to
WMR on 927 kHz in Denmark during evenings and night time.

WMR continues broadcasting on 5930 kHz with almost 200 Watts from Bramming
in SW Denmark. The work on installing a 500 Watts PA, which was purchased
1 and a half years ago, has seen little progress but hasn't been given up.
Luckily 5930 kHz is a clear channel all day except 2100-2400 UT.

WMR also continues using 15790 kHz with 200 Watts into a 3 element yagi
beamed south. The transmitter site is north of Randers, and this trans-
mitter is on the air regularly every Saturday and Sunday at 0700-2000 UT.
During the summer period the transmitter is often kept on the air con-
tinuously from Saturday morning at 0700 until Sunday at 2100 or 2200 UT.
The signal is mainly picked up in Southern Europe, but is also audible at
times in Ireland, northern Scandinavia, Russia, the Middle East, Northern
Africa and Brazil. This weekend will also see a prolonged schedule:
WMR will be on the air on 15790 kHz from June 17th at 0700 UT continuously
till June 21st at 2200 UTC. Good opportunities for a great DX catch!

Radio208 continues 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 1440 kHz from
Ishoj, Copenhagen. The power is 500Watts. Works very well and is extremely
stable.

After some unlucky events with the shortwave transmitter, Radio208 has now
been running very well on 5970 kHz since February 9th. Power is a little
under 100 Watts. From March 28th the transmitter is on the air 24/7 hrs/d
but the frequency is suffering from interference during evenings and night
time from other users of 5970 kHz. The old 250 Watts transmitter, which
previously was used on 5805 kHz, has been repaired and it is hoped that
this transmitter can be taken into use on 5970 kHz within the next month
or two.

QSLs

A new WMR QSL card has been printed and has been sent out to DX'ers.
Please note that WMR has a new QSL policy: As of January 2021, WMR no
longer issues a full detail eQSL. A printed full detail QSL card is
available if you send your report by mail to

World Music Radio
P.O.Box 112
DK-8960 Randers S+, Denmark
Europe

- and if possible enclose return postage (two duly stamped International
Reply Coupons or a five EURo note). A printed full detail QSL card is
also available if you send your report by email, and at the same time make
a donation of at least 50 DKK via PayPal to  <paypal.me/worldmusicradio>

The QSL policy of Radio208 remains unchanged for the time being.

Please help keeping AM radio alive - and WMR and Radio208 on the air.

Listeners of World Music Radio and Radio208 are kindly invited to send a
donation to cover some of the costs involved with running these two,
non-commercial radio stations. The running costs includes music royalties
(450 euro per month) and electricity costs for the AM-transmitters.
Funds are also needed for paying the huge bills for getting 927 kHz and
25800 kHz on the air; these projects did indeed cost an awful lot of money

Your support is highly appreciated - and all amounts are welcome!!

Please use this link:
<paypal.me/worldmusicradio>   - or please make a bank transfer to
Hartvig Media, Hovedvejen 17, DK 8920 Randers, Denmark - IBAN
DK1093310007162081 - SWIFT KRONDK22 (the bank is Sparekassen Kronjylland,
Mariagervej 47, DK 8920 Randers, Denmark)

Thank you all so much for donations to WMR and Radio208 received in the
past couple of months. Best 73s and good listening,
(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN   <shn -at- wmr.dk>
<http://www.wmr.radio/>    World Music Radio
<http://www.radio208.dk/>  Radio208    June 14)

DENMARK   25800 kHz  World Music Radio, Marslet-DEN, at 0755-0815 UT on
June 15, songs in English, ID. "World Music Radio", Andean flute music.
35423. Checked several times yesterday and no signal, but today clear
signal at times, strong fading.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx June 15)

EGYPT   Morning test broadcasts in Eastern Mediterranean target on
31 meterband around 08-10 UT. Mostly on 9550 or 9600 kHz even channels.
Tests start and end with 1000 Hertz test tone {measured rather 997 Hertz
only, on June 11 at 09.30 UT, wb.}, followed by classical Egyptian singer
music of past century 60ties etc. checked against Perseus units in Greece
and Switzerland, against KIWI_net SDR's in Greece at 09.30 - 09.40 UT.

<http://sv8rv.dyndns.org:8073/>    and in Cyprus too
<http://sdr.cyhams.org:8073/>

9650 kHz channel - B u t  at same time from 09.05 UT onwards noted empty
carrier string still on  exact 9650.041 kHz measured in Athens on Perseus
unit, and heard too at Cyprus Kiwi-Net Cyprus Amateur Radio Society Kiwi-
Net SDR Skourgiotissa location Cyprus. Most likely channel test of
TRT Emirler Turkey scheduled in Georgian language from 10.00-10.27 UT.

<http://sdr.cyhams.org:8073/>

9600 kHz  Exact at 09.29:10 UT started music and spoken Arabic sce from
Egypt tx site.

Signal increase at 09.36 UT, switch Kiwi-set  AGC  o f f  manual gain
slider set at 69dBm

9600.997 and 9599.003 kHz at 09.30 UT noted 997 Hertz test tone, followed
by Egyptian music / singer til 09.40 UT on June 11.

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

FRANCE   Very good signal of new Radio Oni / Yoni 15415 kHz
via TDF Issoudun on June 14
1600-1630 15415 ISS 250 kW 127 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon-Fri
via SDR Szekesfehervar-HNG KIWI_net remotedly.

Dimtse Wegahta Tigray Voice of the Dawn Tigray on 15340 kHz
via TDF Issoudun, June 14
1700-1800 15340 ISS 250 kW 127 deg to EaAF Tigrinya,
via SDR Szekesfehervar-HNG KIWI_net remotedly.

Reception of Manara Radio International 13710 kHz
via TDF Issoudun, June 14
0700-0800 13710 ISS 100 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa,
fair/good via SDR Albertirsa-HNG KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 14)

GERMANY   Pan American Broadcasting Frank&Ernest Discussion on 15205 kHz
via MBR Nauen, June 13
1430-1445 15205 NAU 250 kW  94 deg to SoAS English Sun,
very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 14)

GREECE   Log: ERT 9420 kHz 1818 UTC on June 9,
und seit langer Zeit wieder mit normaler Modulation, zumindest jetzt im
Moment um 1930 UTC. O=5  bis 65 dB+.
(Wolfgang von Poellnitz-AUT, A-DX newgroup June 9)

Ja, vollkommen saubere audio, von den vorhandenen Sendern wurde der in den
letzten 2 Monaten eingesetzte leicht defekte US Continental 250 kW Sender
-  vormals ex RFE Portugal relay - , wieder abgeschaltet, und ist einer
der
zwei 100 kW Sender mit sauberer Audio im Einsatz.
Um 20.04 UT S=9+45dB oder -39dBm signal im Perseus-Netz in Westeuropa,
Belgien/Ned/Lux Distanz aus Avlis optimal.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 9)

Re: Log: ERT 9420 kHz 1818 UTC June 9.
I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the nuances of this message. ERT
has or had, whether working or not, 2 x 100 kW Marconi units and up to
5 x 250 kW Continental units. I presume that recently ERT had been using
one of the 250 kW units on 9420 kHz at reduced power (WRTH says 170 kW).

Was it that unit that developed a fault recently? And has it been replaced
with one of the 100 kW Marconi units? Are all of the Continental units now
defective? Thanks in advance for straightening me out.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor / BrDXC-UK groups.io June 9)

GREECE   From the experiences of the last 3 decades, with ERT engineers
and their intimate information for the crowd, the Greek National community
living in North America and their given detailed information in the past,
which had a lot of close relationship contacts to ERT has or had in Greece
homeland,
- I guess -
one of the remaining two 100 kW Marconi units working now
- after repair work - properly again.

...  - and the - only - single 250 kW Continental unit that recently ERT
had been using
{as reserve at reduced power of 170 kW only on very special occasions}
had always shown these 'nervous overloaded audio faults' in past decades.

> As it that unit that developed a fault recently?

And - yes - it has been replaced with one of the 100 kW Marconi(?) -
now recently repaired units.

The Greek in Avlis never erected the remaining other four US-Continentals
out of US IBB RFE Portugal fundus - and was a gift by the US govt -
in the past - in mid 90ties.

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

GREECE    re: Voice of Greece
I get the impression that the audio on the Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz
appears to be back to normal. Audio now sounds much cleaner & crisper.
(John Gleeson-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io June 10)

GREECE  I feel sure that the transmitter currently in use on 9420 kHz
(June 9) is the repaired Continental unit.

When it and the two Marconi's were in use at the same time, it was easy to
distinguish between the two types.

The Continental uses Pulse Width Modulation and the sound quality is quite
different. The audio processing gives a more dynamic or "punchy" sound
which is typical of this transmitter make.
(Alan Holder, G4ZBH; Isle of Wight, U.K.; wor / A-DX newsgroup June 10)

INDIA   Clarification Letter from All India Radio HQ got by kenn listener
Mr. Zeeshan Naiyer about closing of Vividh Bharati Services on
SW 9865 kHz.

Vividh Bharati on SW 9865 kHz - regarding.
Letter text copy:

PRASAR BHARATI
INDIA'S PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTER
DIRECTORATE GENERAL - ALL INDIA RADIO
(Engineering Head Quarter)

No. 16/1/2020-E-II                            New Delhi, Dated: 09/06/2021

To:
Shri Zeeshan Naiyer
Begusarai, Bihar State

Subject:   Grievance Petition of Shri Zeeshan Naiyer, Begusarai, Bihar
Reference: Grievance Reg. No. PMOPG/E/2021/0053114, dated 25.01.2021

Sir,
This has reference to your Grievance Petition regarding non-receipt of
Vividh Bharati service on SW frequency 9865 kHz.
In this regard desired information is furnished as below:

1. Vividh Bharati Service on short wave frequency 9865 kHz was operational
   as home service from SW Transmitters at SPT, Bengaluru.

2. The VB service has been discontinued from SPT Bengaluru
   w.e.f. 23/3/2020.

3. Prasar Bharati/AIR is utilizing latest technologies for enhancing the
   reach of its channels in following way:

(i) 45 channels of AIR, including AIR Live News 24x7, FM Gold, FM Rainbow,
Vividh Bharati Services etc. can be listened through Doordarshan's DTH
platform (DD Free Dish)  and

(ii) around 272 popular AIR channels including AIR Live News 24x7,
FM Gold, FM Rainbow, Vividh Bharati Services, Raagam and 18 AIR channels
originating from AIR stations situated in Karnataka can also be listened
through internet by browsing Prasar Bharati website <prasarbharati.gov.in>

Further, these channels can also be listened by using "news on air" apps
on IOS & Android based mobile phones.

Thanking you for taking interest in AIR programme.  [image: vbsw.jpg]

Regards
S/d
Amod Kumar
Dy. Director General (Engg.)
For Director General
(via Jose Jacob-IND  <vu2jos -at- niar.org>  DXindia June 12)

INDIA   13710 kHz  0016- UT, All India Radio June 12 What a mess tonight.
A very poor audio feed, in English, starting from before 23:45 UT and
continues. Chinese is listed from 23:45 UT, but most certainly not on the
air now. Either weak cochannel, or people speaking in the background. All
about COVID 19 and immunizations. Fair to good reception. As I continue to
listen, there's definitely a weaker cochannel, who without doubt is China.

Further along, after a very lengthy interval of Indian music, there was a
definite announcement in Chinese at about 00:55 UT. Still, mostly
beautiful Indian music. By 01:00 UT, I hear no cochannels. Continuous talk
until 01:14 UT, when they ID'd in English (as heard before). and off
shortly afterwards.
(Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, wor June 14)

13710 kHz  at 2352- UT, AIR June 2, AIR in Mandarin, but due to CNR1 co-
channel it's pretty unuseable. Clearly purposeful jamming, IMO. Very easy
to distinguish the 2 with the SDR as one can see many other CNR1 trans-
mitters in the vicinity. For example 13680 kHz showing the identical
program. Interesting that one day in Victoria, AIR was completely dominant
on channel. Not so today!.
(Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, wor June 14)

15030 kHz, 0540- UT, AIR June 2 Good reception with Indian music in listed
Arabic. Earlier during the 04:00 hours, reception was excellent in Nepali
(beam then was 60 deg), and before our LSS. Checked UTC Sunday at 02:45 UT
for listed Burmese program. Transmitter not on, despite good band
conditions. However, rechecking at 03:50 UT, there they are at very strong
level, but which service? Not listed in any of my references! At 04:00 UT
into AIR IS (one of the nicest ever), just once, then noted, 'All India
Radio'. Same language or ? Nepali listed from 04:00 UT.
(Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, wor June 14)

IRAN   log: 756 kHz, IRIB Radio Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiari, 21.00 UT

Gestern abend gelang mir auf 756 kHz der Empfang von IRIB Radio Chahar
Mahal & Bakhtiari aus Schahr-e Kord im Westen des Iran und Hauptstadt der
Provinz Tschahar Mahal und Bachtiyari.
73 Christoph OE2CRM  <https://ratzer.at>   A-DX ng June 12)

Re:  Log: 756 kHz, IRIB Radio Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiari, 21.00 UT.

IRN  Shahr-e-Kord 558 kHz 50 kW - { ex648 kHz 10 kW }
32 10 15.33 N  51 10 57.55 E
and

Shahr-e-Kord 756 kHz 200 kW day, 50 kW night
(2230-2030) - IRIB Radio Chahar-Mahal-o Bakhtiyari +
(2030-2230) - Shabhaye Iran

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=e19655dc-75de-4f4a-8f1f-
34335bf0ca5d&cp=32.169371~51.183181&lvl=16&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

<https://goo.gl/maps/rfupgXpgsxPHFyDD9>

(73 wb, June 13)

<http://chb.irib.ir/radio>
<http://chb.irib.ir/liveradio>

RadioSure/VLC:

<https://cdn1live.irib.ir/live-channels/smil:r-
shahrekord/chunklist_b307200_slFa.m3u8?s=3SLItQBfJF75Bk6_GNtpJA&t=16235736
29>

Ich hatte Glueck. Keine 20 Sekunden nach dem Start der Rec-Taste kam
auch schon die Frequenzdurchsage fuer FM & AM:

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/r16mb8689s37y2r/2021-06-
13_0647z_IRIB_Radio_Chah%C4%81r-Mah%C4%81l-
o_Bakhtiy%C4%81r%C4%AB_cut.aac?dl=0>

(originaler aac-Stream)

Frequenzuebersicht der FM-Networks im Iran:

<https://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%81%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%AA_%D8%B4%D8%A8
%DA%A9%D9%87%E2%80%8C%D9%87%D8%A7%DB%8C_%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AF%DB%8C%D9%88%DB%
8C%DB%8C_%D8%B5%D8%AF%D8%A7_%D9%88_%D8%B3%DB%8C%D9%85%D8%A7%DB%8C_%D8%AC%D
9%85%D9%87%D9%88%D8%B1%DB%8C_%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%85%DB%8C_%D8%A7%D
B%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86>

<https://tinyurl.com/32czjy3z>

"Provinzradio" ist vierte Spalte von Rechts

<https://tinyurl.com/rdkzp3ad>

Provinzielle und lokale Netzwerke (in alphabetischer Reihenfolge) mit
Links:
Radio Abadan - Abadan (Chusestan)
Radio Urmia (Radio Chichest) - West-Aserbaidschan
Ardabil-Radio - Ardabil
Radio Isfahan - Isfahan
Alborz Radio - Alborz
Radio Ahvaz - Chuzestan
Radio Ilam - Ilam
Radio Birjand - Sued-Khorasan
Bojnourd Radio - Nord-Khorasan
Radio Boroujerd - Boroujerd (Lorestan)
Bushehr Radio - Bushehr
Radio Tabriz - Ost-Aserbaidschan
Radio Teheran - Teheran
Jahrom Radio - Jahrom (Fars)
Radio Dezful - Dezful (Chusestan)
Radio Zahedan - Sistan und Baluchestan
Radio Zanjan - Zanjan
Radio Semnan - Semnan
Shahrekord Radio - Chaharmahal und Bakhtiari <    Radio Shiraz - Fars
Qazvin Radio - Qazvin
Radio Qom - Qom
Radio Sanandaj - Kurdistan
Kashan Radio - Kashan
Radio Kerman - Kerman
Radio Kish - Insel Kish (Hormozgan)
Radio Kermanshah - Kermanshah
Yasuj Radio - Kohgiluyeh und Boyer Ahmad
Gorgan Radio - Golestan
Gilan Radio - Gilan
Lorestan Radio - Lorestan
Radio Malayer - Malayer (Hamadan)
Radio Maragheh - Maragheh (Ost-Aserbaidschan)
Radio Arak - Zentral
Radio Sari - Mazandaran
Radio Mahabad - Mahabad (West-Aserbaidschan)
Radio Bandar Abbas - Hormozgan
Radio Hamedan - Hamedan
Radio Yazd - Yazd
Radio Rafsanjan - Rafsanjan (Kerman)
Marivan Radio - Marivan Stadt Kurdistan [3]
Khorasan Razavi Radio
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX iogroups June 13)

IRELAND   RTE longwave transmitter off from 15 June for about two months

AN UPDATE:
RTE News - 11 June 2021

RTE will carry out essential maintenance of the Long Wave (LW)
transmitter in Clarkstown, Co. Meath from 15th June 2021 for two months
during which period RTE Radio 1 will not be available on LW 252. These
works are necessary to ensure that RTE can continue to broadcast
'RTE Radio 1' on LW.

This essential maintenance of the transmitter was due to be carried out
in 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. For the health
and safety of those carrying out the works, the transmitter must be
switched off for the works period, until Saturday 14th August
(estimated). Furthermore, the works must be completed during the summer
months when there is better light and weather conditions.

The works will be carried out by RTE Transmission Network (2rn), a
wholly owned subsidiary of RTE, responsible for the distribution and
transmission of the programme services of RTE radio and television, as
well as TG4 television, Virgin Media television and Today FM.

During this period, listeners will continue to have a wide range of
choice to access RTE radio services which are available at

<www.rte.ie/keeplistening>

More here:

<https://about.rte.ie/2021/06/11/essential-maintenance-of-rte-longwave-
transmitter/>
(via Mike Terry-UK, wor BrDXC-UK ng June 12)

JAPAN   Most Japanese commercial AM broadcasters will stop AM until 2028y

According to "Sports Hochi News" and other media.
The representatives of Japanese 47 commercial AM radio broadcasters held
the online meeting on June 15, they announced 44 of 47 broadcasters have
decided to stop AM broadcasting until 2028y and change to FM.

Only 3 broadcasters in Hokkaido & Akita have not decided yet. 3 AM broad-
casters in Tokyo - TBS Radio (MW 954 kHz 100 kW / 90.5 MHz 7 kW),
Bunka Hoso (MW 1134 kHz 100 kW / 91.6 MHz 7 kW), Nippon Hoso (MW 1242 kHz
100 kW / 93.0 MHz 7 kW) will do the last decision in 2025y. 28 AM broad-
casters will start the demonstration experiment to stop AM in 2023-2028y.

The reasons are
1) it is financially impossible to renew the old AM transmitter equipment,
2) the simultaneous AM/FM broadcasting has been the severe burden for
   finance. They add the number of internet/mobile phone (using "radiko"
   site or App) listeners have exceeded that of radio listeners,
   especially in younger generation.

47 commercial AM broadcasters are, 16 AM only and 31 AM+TV broadcasters.
Radio NIKKEI (SW only) is not included.
(Takahito Akabayashi-JAP, direct and wor June 15)

JAPAN   44 of 47 AM radio stations in Japan to switch to FM by 2028 year

Forty-four of the 47 commercial AM radio stations across Japan plan to
switch to FM broadcasting by fall 2028 to improve business performance by
reducing the cost of operating both AM and FM broadcasting services, it
was announced on June 15.

The move to FM broadcasting will be made by all AM radio stations except
those in Hokkaido and Akita Prefecture in northern Japan. AM broadcasting
services are scheduled to start being suspended as early as fall of 2023
as part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications' test of
switching to FM, meaning that AM broadcasting services will shrink in
phases from 2023 onwards.

Though AM broadcasting has a longer range, it has faced challenges, such
as requiring large-scale facilities including an antenna at least
100 meters tall and high maintenance costs as they age. Furthermore, AM
and FM radio channels broadcast the same programs through FM complement
broadcasting, known as Wide FM, as part of disaster prevention measures,
causing overlapping facility costs.

As advertising revenue has been falling among commercial AM broadcasters,
they requested the communications ministry in 2019 for system reform that
would allow them to switch to lower-cost FM broadcasting, and the ministry
has approved this reform.

Tokyo-based TBS Radio Inc., Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc. and Nippon
Broadcasting System Inc. have announced they will halt AM broadcasting in
fall 2028 at the earliest. Overall, 21 of the 47 AM broadcasters are set
to participate in the ministry experiment, and of the 21, 14 will take
part with their broadcast relay stations. Even after the transition to FM
by fall 2028, some broadcasters will continue AM programming as a
supplementary measure.

FM broadcasting is hard to receive in mountainous and other remote areas,
and WideFM radio requires a receiver corresponding to certain frequencies.
A 2019 government survey showed, however, that the distribution rate of
Wide FM receivers was only at 53%.

TBS Radio Chairman Kiyohiko Irie told a June 15 news conference, "We must
quickly act to promote (Wide FM) receivers. We have decided to announce
our plans soon to gain understanding from our listeners. While it's each
broadcaster's decision whether to switch to FM, each of us are going to
use this opportunity to address the challenges."

The broadcasters plan to release annual progress reports on the ministry-
led experiment.

> Japanese original by Tomofumi Inagaki and Yuka Matsubara, Cultural News
Department, Tokyo, Japan.

<https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210616/p2a/00m/0na/013000c>

(Mainichi Japan, via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io June 16)

KOREA REP OF  {South}  6045 kHz, Voice of Freedom, at 1050 UT, on June 9.
For the very first time I heard not only the usual super jamming white
noise from NorthKorea, but today also with the pulsating noise NorthKorea
jamming, as often heard against Shiokaze; so two jamming signals against
faintly heard VOF, which was unusable.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 9)

15575 kHz  June 10 at 1324 UT , KBS World Radio so-called NoAM service in
English is nearing its solsticial peak, a hefty S4-S7 into deep North
America, about COVID-19, vax stats in ROK; 1351 UT in a travelogue about
hiking around Jeju Island at sunrise; now it's S7-S9; 1400 UT into Korean
hour. Most of the year this emission is a JBA carrier or less, because
it's far too high a band for a mostly-dark high-latutude path, but which
is now getting max insolation.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 10)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC    KYRGYZSTAN ON SHORTWAVE.

(This post is an edited version of an article I wrote for "The World of
Shortwave Listening" column of The Spectrum Monitor magazine - April 2021
issue. Further details on this excellent publication are available at
<www.thespectrummonitor.com>

A challenging station to pick up on shortwave is Birinchi Radio, which is
the public broadcasting corporation from the Kyrgyzstan capital of
Bishkek. The station has operated on the two frequencies of 4010 and 4820
kHz for many years now. However, the 4820 kHz outlet is more difficult to
hear due to its irregular schedule and lower power. The other frequency is
more accurately 4010.21 kHz just outside the 75-meter band, listed as
100 kW and can be heard with patience and a good antenna!

Depending on seasonal propagation characteristics, for listeners in North
America, try between 0000 and 0200 UTC when the all-darkness short path
takes the signal over northern Europe and Greenland to Eastern North
America. Alternatively, try listening between 1200 and 1330 UTC, where you
can sometimes have success with the help of grey-line propagation. For
listeners in Europe and Asia, the station should be audible during evening
hours. Transmissions are in Kyrgyz and Russian.

Radio broadcasting in Kyrgyzstan began 90 years ago, starting on Jan 20,
1931. During the Soviet era, the Kyrgyz SSR broadcaster was largely a
propaganda vehicle for Moscow. After the breakup of the USSR, the country
gained independence and sovereignty, resulting in broadcasts that focussed
more on its own culture, heritage, and national pride.

Located in Central Asia and officially known as the Kyrgyz Republic, the
country shares borders with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China.
So, given its location, Birinchi Radio can often be heard playing a broad
range of music with influences drawn from Europe and Asia plus its own
rich regional folk songs and dances.

73 and good DX to you all
Rob Wagner-Mount Evelyn-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW

<https://medxr.blogspot.com/2021/05/kyrgyzstan-on-
shortwave.html?fbclid=IwAR0aMcW2gazs-
2cxXtrJfbFXFN0M9tJA7vDMCRXfTItDtll8jd9lXtTaBeo>

<https://medxr.blogspot.com/2021/05/kyrgyzstan-on-shortwave.html>

<https://www.facebook.com/groups/1474899382735615/?multi_permalinks=365635
4954590036>
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1137 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

MADAGASCAR   Burmese Clandestine on 17800 kHz,
{via MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay facility}

Starting on 5 June, I have been recording 17800 kHz between 1130 and 1200
UTC using the University Enschede Twente SDR receiver, to check on the new
Burmese clandestine station being transmitted from Madagascar. The only
days I have noticed a signal so far have been on 5 June and 9 June.

Nothing heard after 9 June including today (12 June). Although Holland is
outside the beam direction of the transmission, I would expect that some
signal should be detected as it was on 5 and 9 June. There were reports of
possible intended use of 21485 kHz for this transmission but I have not
monitored this frequency and it is not currently registered with HFCC (but
17800 kHz is and for a daily broadcast). According to the HFCC re-
gistration, the broadcast has been arranged directly with and registered
by Malagasy Glabal Business S.A.(the transmitter site owner) without a
middle man. Has there been any indication of who produces the broadcast?
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor June 12)

MALAYSIA   11665even  RTM Limbang FM, nice south sea sweet mx program, S=7
at 23.47 UT, via RTM Kajang site.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 10)

MALI   5995 kHz at 0612- UT, RTV du Mali Bamako (ORTM) June 4 Good re-
ception tonight, not in French, but listed Bambara. Some static crashes,
but otherwise very intelligible. African music, then talk. Brings me back
to the 70s and 80s when there were lots of African stations on the air!.
(Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, wor June 14)

MEXICO   6184.97 kHz  XEPPM-OC Radio Educacion - Cultura Mexico Senal
Internacional (tent.), Mexico City, in Spanish June 9 at 0054-0106 UT pre-
sumably someone unclear talk just above the qrn threshold, possible music
or song; better in ssb, non stop rapid qsb, strong qrn rustle,very poor/
barely audible w/ fair signal and audio up and down at times.
(Gianni Serra-ITA, wor June 13)

6184.969 MEX  XEPPM R Educacion Mexico D.F., weak and tiny at
              S=3-4 level, -99dBm at 04.58 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

MYANMAR   5985 kHz  Myanmar Radio, *1147 UT, June 9 (Wednesday). Suddenly
started just after 9730 kHz (Myanmar Radio) went off the air, where there
was KNLS (Alaska) QRM. Later (1237-1250 UT), the Wed. edition of "Say It
In English" program, which is produced in England; misadventures of "Tom"
and his aunt "Jennifer," who was learning to drive ("How do you slow
down?", etc.); less than semi-readable today. My local sunrise was at
1248 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 9)

NIGERIA   11769.893 kHz measured Voice of Nigeria from Abuja
today June 10th, at 20.20 UT, heard mens talk in
Hausa language at this hour, S=6 or -91dBm in Cape Canaveral
across the Atlantic Ocean.

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

PHILIPPINES   15639.969 FEBC Manila in Burmese, noted across Pacific Ocean
in Brisbane Queensland remotedly, 23.30 UT on June 10, scheduled til 00.30
UT, weak S=7, via Bocaue bcast transmission center.

12069.967  FEBC Radio Liangyou in Chinese via Iba bcast center site, at
23.58 UT on June 10, scheduled 23.00-01.00 UT, S=7-8 backlobe in Australia
remotedly.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 10)

PHILIPPINES   Good signal of FEBC Radio Teos from Bocaue site
good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly, June 13
1500-1530   9920*BOC 100 kW 323 deg to CeAS Russian Daily and
1530-1600   9920*BOC 100 kW 323 deg to CeAS Ukr/Rus Sun only.

Wrong time & freq.annmt: 19-20 MST on 11650 kHz,
instead 18-19 on 9920 kHz !
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 14)

PHILIPPINES   9275 kHz  QSL  Radio Liangyou Radio via FEBC Manila Bocaue
Transmitter. Full data (w/ site) Transmission Line QSL Card in 13 months,
rec'd via Mail. E-mail report too:
<ARC -at- liangyou.net>
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, oadx / wor June 14)

ROMANIA   15170 kHz was never on the IRRS Nexus website schedule,
I checked.. . about 3 weeks ago when we figured out who the supposed
transmission was coming from ... The Nexus website had 15220 kHz listed,
which ive only heard ONCE in a month and ive checked almost nightly.
15170 kHz was NEVER on the Nexus website.

The HFCC Registration for Milan only lists 15170 kHz, not 15220 kHz ...
never has listed 15220 kHz

<http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A21&fmor=ANT>

I've heard 15170 kHz quite well up here when its been on.
But, I expect you to ignore this email, as you have ignored the other
emails I've sent with supplemental info in the last month about 15170 kHz.
(Paul B. Walker-ALS, via gh June 14)

ROMANIA   Re:  15170 kHz missing again.

KASHMIR [non].  Alfredo Cotroneo of IRRS writes me June 14:

"Hi Glenn, These broadcasts to Africa have now been ended by requests
of the sponsoring organisation.

However, we have a new broadcast on 15170 kHz each Tuesday from 1500-
1530 UT beamed to Kashmir - India. Any reception report will be welcome,
and we will pass it on to the broadcaster for answer according to our
privacy policy (GDPR applies to EU citizens) at

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

We will also issue our own QSL card, but we have a huge backlog, so
anyone please bear with us. Bests. Alfredo"

Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO, NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association
email: <alfredo -at- nexus.org>  <http://www.nexus.org>
ph: +39-02-266 6971 - Toll free: 1-888-612-0039 fax: +39-02-706 38151
(Alfredo Cotroneo-ITA, to gh wor June 14)

Tuesday only at 1500-1530 UT on 15170 kHz is the HFCC registered one with
300 kW at 79 degrees from "Milano", while the Ugandan ones were allegedly
at 149 degrees azimuth.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 14)

ROMANIA tentat. {to UGANDA}  15170 kHz, Wed June 9 from 1500 UT on UTwente
SDR, *no* signal from IRRS test of unspecified target broadcast via un-
specified site believed to be Romania. So the HFCC registrations are not
totally imaginary: they do show day 4 Wednesday as the only day off. Will
Ugandan political if not clandestine programming resume Thursday unlike
Tuesday?

[UGANDA non]  15170 kHz, Thu June 10 after 1500 UT, NO signal from the
strange unID target broadcast seemingly via Romania; it was scheduled in
HFCC to skip Wednesday, which it did, but to resume Thursday.
What's next on Friday+?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 9 / 10)

Re  15170 kHz missing again, Sunday June 13. They been off for a few days.
Need to check tomorrow. Monday was their favorite day.
(Arthur Pozner-USA, wor June 13)

ROMANIA tentat. {to INDIA/PAKISTAN}  15170  New clandestine for Kashmir
{muslim area in northwestern mountain India on the Pakistan border, wb.}
on 15170 kHz via NEXUS IRRS Milano Italy SW
{FMO Frequency Management Organization,  via RadioCom Romania -
tentativelly - wb.}
on June 15: 1500-1530 UT on 15170 kHz unknown kW / unknown to SoAsia
in Urdu on Tuesday, very good. Noted via SDR Szekesfehervar-HNG remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 16)

Re: 15170 kHz missing again. Kashmir target transmission on Tuesday only.

Remember "Radio Free Kashmir", which appeared in May 2020 and was
supposed to have a weekly broadcast on Sundays, 0330-0430 UT on 7355 kHz.
This was a shortlived venture, in fact I'm not sure if it really made it
on air at all. But it was reported as IRRS-brokered, too, and so the
question at hand is obvious.

These broadcasts in 2020 came (or were supposed to come) from
<https://kashmircivitas.com>
(Kai Ludwig-D, wor June 14)

SPAIN   REE Spain have re-introduced (after a gap of many years) a
"Letters/ Mailbag" programme, with the first edition of the revived
programme aired in the broadcast of Monday 14 June. I missed it live, but
found it today on their podcast page at REE English Podcasts. The podcast
ran for 42 minutes with The Letters programme starting after a short news
bulletin. It looks as if the the last 12 minutes of the Letters programme
was cut short on its shortwave airing. It is not clear at this stage if
the revived programme will keep to a regular schedule or appear on an
ad-hoc basis - I suspect the latter is more likely. Either way - a
welcome return to the programming of REE.

Oops - the URL link address for the REE English Podcasts is at

<http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/emision-en-ingles/>

(Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io June 15)

SPAIN   17855 kHz  Wed June 9 at 2200 UT, REE token English is on and VG
S=9/+20dB into Maryland SDR; sounds good on voice but music is somewhat
distorted; 2209 UT song is 'Hoy no me puedo levantar' introducing a
feature on a show "made up of 25 small musicals" at the only theatre in
Spain big enough to present it.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 9)

17855 kHz  June 10 after 2200 UT, REE to NoAM is holding up well; Thurs-
day is a day skipping English, but what's on in Spanish? 'Amigos de la
Onda Corta', with the familiar voice of Antonio Buitrago, who got a pro-
motion to run the station. I missed the first few minutes, but this
edition is an interview about "derecho de acceso" at RTVE itself. It
seems this is an issue about various groups getting airtime at the
domestic public broadcaster; and there is now a bureaucratic procedure
for making their case via a form on the website.

With 'shortwave' in its name, this has been classified as a 'DX' program,
and the outro does mention DX among other topix, but as much as I have
been familiar with it, axual DXing and SW have seldom been covered,
rather media in the broadest sense. There is a huge archive of podcasts
like all their other programs, 371 of these here with titles for each, not
about SW or DX in the first two pages inspected:

<https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/amigos-de-la-onda-corta/>
Most of them are a little too long to fit into 30-minute slots.

The page header shows airtimes, but altho in UT are obviously keyed for
winter time, now one UT hour earlier than: "Amigos de la onda corta -
Jueves a las 17.00 y 23.00 horas, viernes a las 02.00 horas y sabados a
las 13.00 horas UTC".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 10)

TAIWAN   9545 kHz  QSL  Radio Taiwan International Hakka Program via
Paochung transmitter. Rec's a nice surprise in the mail, with a full data
Card, w/ seal, plus attractive Radio Pennant (don't get those every day!)
Reply came in 10 months, due to the delay of lockdowns (CoronaVirus Report
too: <rti -at- rti.org.tw>
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, oadx / wor June 14)

7250 kHz  QSL  Radio Taiwan International German Program via Tamsui trans-
mitter, reply came in 9 months (due to coronavirus delay) QSL card with
full data, from this the German Section E-mail address:
<deutsch -at- rti.org.tw>
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, oadx / wor June 14)

TAJIKISTAN   Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet via Yangi-Yul site
as June 14
1300-1305 NF 9876 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9864
1305-1310 NF 9864 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9876
1310-1330 NF 9891 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9896
1330-1335 NF 9864 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9896
1335-1341 NF 9876 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9886
1341-1400 NF 9876 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9899
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 14)

THAILAND   Radio Thailand World Service in Japanese is going to close
by the end of June.

In their broadcast on the 14 June 2021, Radio Thailand, World Service,
Japanese service announced that their service will close by the end of
June. This sudden announcement caught the attention of a few Japanese
listeners, including radio_no_koe, who has posted the recording of the
announcement on YouTube:

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M31viPgF5cM>

<https://radio-no-koe.seesaa.net/article/482000612.html>

This one is via Nagoya DXers Circle:
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbAFjHs55KI>
(Yogicat, yogi_miaow, wor June 15)

TURKEY   9830 kHz, June 9 at 2209 UT, VOT is on in English, and VG into
UTwente; after listening to Spain's simulEnglish for a while, their music
is unappealing so back to TRT: 2217 UT that PSA about COVID-19 including
"a vaccine is yet to be found"!!

It must be some 15 months old, awry at Ankara, outdated tho the advice is
still good and what other SW station does that? At 2225 UT I compare to
Maryland SDR where it's just as good, S=9+15/20dB during 'Did You Know
That?' until 2225 UT; mostly great Turkish music fills rest of hour; con-
voluted but correct canned English SW schedule to close, 2252 UT IS once
and off* - no extra German or Portuguese today! Something's not erroneou
at Emirler.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 9)

U.K.   Radio Ndarason International / RNI
12050 kHz via ENC-DMS Woofferton-UK relay site, June 15
0616-0626 12050 WOF 250 kW 158 deg to WeAF French,
very good via SDR Albertirsa-HNG KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 15)

U.K.    9890 kHz at 2155 UT from Encompass Digital Media Services FMO
Woofferton-UK.

9890 kHz June 12 at 2155 UT.  UNKNOWN ENGLAND in Yoruba (?). Does anyone
already have name information or who is the broadcast going to? Very good
signal here. 250 kW information and 170 degr azimuth.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, wor June 12)

Re: New station broadcasting to Nigeria ?

There were a few tweets on Twitter last week about a test transmission on
Sun 6 June 2100-2200 UT on 9890 (or 98.90 kHz) with the tag #Yorubaradio
e.g. "We are now ready for the test transmission. It will take place this
Sunday 6th June and will run from 2100-2200 UT The frequency of the
transmission will be 9890 kHz and this is the frequency we would aim to
use for the full broadcast. #YorubaRadio."
Yoruba Nation on Twitter June 5.

The transmission in Yoruba language is actually registered by Encompass
on HFCC A21 schedule 1900-2400 UTC daily on 9890 kHz 250 kW via
ENC Woofferton-UK (so 2000-0100 local time in Nigeria). So the client must
have been happy with last week's test!
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io June 13)

Re:  New station broadcasting to Nigeria ?

This station seems to use the name "Radio Ominira Yoruba" ("Radio
Freedom Yoruba" in English) on its Facebook page, set up on 3rd June.

On their Facebook page (Radio/Tv Ominira Yoruba) they posted yesterday
(14 June) that broadcasts will be every Saturdays and Sunday on 9890 kHz
(so not daily, despite HFCC registration?):

"Tunein to Radio Ominira Yoruba on Shortwave Radio 9890 kHz Frequency.
Share this page with Yoruba citizens both Home and Diaspora.
Listen to us every Saturday and Sunday from 20.00pm to 01.00am Nigeria
time on (Shortwave Radio) Frequency 9890 kHz SW."

So Saturday and Sundays 1900-0000 UTC.
<https://www.facebook.com/RadioTv-Ominira-Yoruba-109579721340076>
(Alan Pennington, Caversham-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io June 15)

New clandestine broadcasting to Nigeria "Radio Ominira Yoruba"
or "Radio Freedom Yoruba" in English is 9890 kHz via ENC-DMS Woofferton.

African music and lively chat being heard on 9890 kHz from 1925 UT tune-in
Sunday 13 June. I presume that this is the same station in support of
Yoruba. Fair signal here in Teddington-UK.
(Alan Roe-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io June 13)

Thanks. Very interesting! This station is regarding Nigeria and support
for an independent Yoruba Nation.
Please see -
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MX-yNNlxks>

Also check out Koiki Media, at
<https://koikimedia.com/>
See picture at
<http://bit.ly/3pO1XkG>
(Ron Howard-CA, wor June 13)

Re:  9890 kHz at 2155 UT.

<http://hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A21&fmor=ENC>

ENC Woofferton-UK  21-22 UT  250 kW  170degrees azimuth

9890 kHz  2100-2200 UT 46SE Encompass Digital Media Services ENC Yoruba
Woofferton 52N19 002W43 170deg  250kW  1=Sun  06-Jun-2021 31-Oct-2021

9890even kHz S=9+20dB in Athens remotedly at 21.15 UT,
11.8 kHz wideband audio, mentioned often Yoruba again,
S=9+35dB in Rome and Genua ITA
S=9+5dB  sidelobe in Finland Scandinavia
S=4 or   -106dBm in Cape Canaveral Florida state US remotedly.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

Correxion: at one point it says "Liegeria" instead of Nigeria! and
another spelling error here. Use this version:
And now far beyond 2155 UT.

Here is a text transcript of what the jpg via bdxc-uk says:
RADIO YORUBA 98.90 KHZ [sic]
BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
WHITE LION [emoji]
Comrade Olayomi Koiki

#Radio_Yoruba to be launched on 6/June/2021
Thanks to Comrade Olayomi Koiki
(AKA #White_Lion) 98.90 kHz

He made this possible. Now the gospel of Yoruba
Nation liberation would continue to be preached for all
to accept the message and bear us witness that
Yoruba Nation must be free.

#SayNo2023Election
#SayNoNigeria

"God bless Oloye Sunday Igboho for volunteering
himself to lead us out of this fraudulent contraption
called Liegeria
God bless Yoruba Nation".
Comrade Raphael Adewale
OLCC-Texas-USA
5/June/2021
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 13)

"The issue of Yoruba independence seems to be a very active matter just
now." (Ron Howard)

"Thanks, Ron. Will listen out for them today. The desire of independence
for Yorubaland is not dissimilar to that of the Igbos in Biafraland. Like
many former British colonies, different ethnic groupings of people (some
with long-standing animosities) were forced together to make a "new"
country. (Richard B. Langley)"

"Hi Richard, Funny you should mention Biafra, as yesterday in London,
they held a joint Yoruba / Biafra rally. Is a very active time for them!

"YORUBA NATION / BIAFRA REPUBLIC JOINTS RALLY AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE,
LONDON UK"
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II_zlUgTHh0>
Ron"

"Thanks, Ron. And we remember that the Igbos had some clandestine trans-
missions not so long ago including Radio Biafra:
<https://shortwavearchive.com/archive/radio-biafra>
You probably have similar recordings.

And a decent signal into the University Enschede Twente SDR receiver.
At 1945 UT, noted mentions of Yoruba and snippets of the Yoruba National
Anthem. (Richard Langley)"

And later, UT June 14:
"I only listened to it in the Yoruba language. The signal here for me is
good.
<https://youtube.com/shorts/O8xdCXpMu08?feature=share>
<https://youtube.com/shorts/rnSA7E7thUs?feature=share>
(Jorge Freitas)"

Eric Fetters-Walp: "I've been listening off and on since 2100 UT, when I
could clearly detect a signal on 9890 kHz out west here in Lake Stevens,
Washington state, but only bits of audio every few moments. Starting
around 2335 UT, the audio has faded in enough to be consistently audible
(music now as of 2340 UT). The talking's no longer in English, however;
back to presumed Yoruba".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 14)

USA   15555/USB ,ode  WJHR Milton FL, at 2150-2157:16* UT on June 5.
Good old boy English religihuxter cut off at 2155:31 UT w/music to WJHR ID
& close. SIO=253- fady.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, wor June 10)

USA   Reception of WEWN-2 Radio Catolica Mundial in Spanish on 12050 kHz
via Vandiver, June 13
from 1400 UT 12050 EWN 100 kW 155 deg to CeAM Spanish,
very strong via SDR Boca Raton-FL-USA KIWI_net remotedly

Very good signal of WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio in English on 15610 kHz,
June 13 from 1900 UT 15610 kHz EWN 250 kW  85 deg to WeAF English 9385 kHz
via SDR Frostburg-MD-USA KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 14)

USA   Reception of WTWW-1 We Transmit World Wide Scriptures For America
on 5830 kHz, June 13
from 0500 UT 5830 TWW 100 kW  50 deg to EaNoAM English,
very good via SDR Frostburg-MD-USA KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 14)

5829.988 kHz USA  WTWW, US western music Hill Billy sound, and guitar
player at 04.47 UT June 14, S=9+20dB in FL state.  (wb)

USA   Fair signal of WWCR-1 World Wide Christian Radio in Spanish
on 15825 kHz, June 14
2100-2200 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Spanish Mon-Fri
via SDR Boca Raton-FL-USA KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 14)

UZBEKISTAN   on 7589.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, June 10, 1400-
1500 UT via TAC 100 kW, 76 deg to NoEaAS Korean,
listened very good via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 10)

UZBEKISTAN   7589.880 kHz measured at 14.33 UT today, North Korea Reform
Radio via RRTM Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan bcast center. Korean ID, but
played two minutes in ?Spanish lyrics? til 14.35 UT, then more Korean
service followed. S=9+10dB proper signal noted in Delhi India remotedly.

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

VANUATU   3945 // 7890 kHz (2nd harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, 1055-1114 UT, on
June 9. Preaching and religious songs; 1105 UT, full ID and frequencies;
National Anthem, titled  "Yumi, Yumi, Yumi," which is a fairly recent NA;
written and composed by Francois Vincent Ayssav and became NA when the
Republic of Vanuatu was founded in 1980; followed by open carrier till the
transmitter cut off via a timer, as has often been noted recently, at
1114 UT.

11835 kHz (harmonic), was not heard due to a strong CNR2 signal.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 9)

VANUATU   7890 {harmonic}, at 0606- UT, Radio Vanuatu June 4 Just above
the noise floor with pop music and weak announcement at 06:08 UT, but too
weak to identify the language. Fundamental on 3945 kHz not heard, and
11835 kHz is covered by China, leaving only the 2x fundamental audible.
(Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, wor June 14)

VATICAN STATE   9645 kHz, 0624- UT, Vatican Radio June 6. Fair reception
of a very melodic Ukrainian liturgy. Fair number of static crashes. Better
than // 11815 kHz (also 250 kW / 62 degr azimuth). This transmission is
only possible during the height of summer. Always too high frequency to
propagate decently during the night here.
(Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, wor June 14)   via Santa Maria di Galeria-CVA

VIETNAM   11719.950  VoVietnam, from Son Tay bcast site, in Vietnamese at
23.50 UT on June 10, poor S=6 signal in Brisbane Queensland downunder.

9839.765 kHz much odd fq transmission of VoVietnam English sce from
Son Tay site. 13.30-1400 UT, at 13.50 UT June 17, in Delhi India remote.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 10 / 17)

ZAMBIA   4965 kHz  {seldom heard in central Europe, wb.}
Voice of Hope Africa, Makeni Ranch, in English June 07 at 1836-1905 UT
woman long sermon (no much clear) till 1858 UT, man brief announcement
above slow music pause (no much clear), other brief slow music pause, man
brief unclear announcement, slow song; better in ssb, qrm rapid rtty in
Usb till about 1850 UT, ceaseless rapid qsb, strong qrn statics, poor/
almost fair at times in ssb / otherwise very poor; in // 6065 kHz (same
site) better in ssb, non stop rapid qsb, qrn strong rustle and moderate
crackles at times, almost fair/fair.
(Gianni Serra-ITA, wor June 13)

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

At 14.20 UT on June 10th in FL, NY and Alb-CAN:

 9535.002 CUB  RHC Spanish poor and tiny, S=5 or -94dBm sig
          towards MEX, GTM, NCG, HND, Panama Latin AM.
 9710.002 CUB  RHC Spanish via Bejucal site, towards Antilles,
          Puerto Rica, Trinidad, Venezuela, Suriname.
11780.009 BRA  much weak signal, high noon propagation, at
          14.39 UT, S=5 or -93dBm. RN da Amazonia Brasilia.
13844.989 USA  WWCR Nashville, TOM BS like religious, S=6-7,
          14.42 UT on June 10th.
11884.992 VTN  VoVietnam Sontay in Russian noted in Alberta-CAN,
          14.30-15.00 UT, ladies singer group at 14.48 UT.
11990even CHN  CNR1 jamming against SOH TWN, S=9+15 at 14.51 UT
// similar mainland jamming also on 13530, 13590, 13795, and
          13810 kHz til 15 UT close-down OFF.
12050even USA  WEWN #3, Spanish program, S=9+20dB in Alberta,
          CAN remotedly at 14.53 UT.
13700even CUB  RHC Bauta in Spanish, at 14.55 UT, S=9, talk on
          Cuban revolution.
15140even CUB  RHC Bauta in Spanish, nx at 15.02, S=9+50 -45dBm
and
11434.997 CUB  Cuban number station presumably via Bejucal
          transmission, weak S=6 signal into western Canada,
          female voice reads Spanish numbers at 16.28 UT today.

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

Some logs of June 13 around 11 - 15 UT.

 5010even USA  WRMI Okeechobee, Radio Prague relay in Spanish, S=9+25dB
          noted in Cape Canaveral Florida state remotedly, 11.40 UT on
          June 13, Sunday program, Czech song played.
 5025 channel CUB   OFF AIR - R Rebelde Bauta, not on service 11.42 UT.
 5889.996 USA  WWCR religious TOM BS like, S=9+10dB at 11.44 UT.
 5970even USA  WEWN #3 Spanish program, excellent audio signal,
          S=9+30dB at 11.46 UT.
 6000even CUB  excellent audio signal, likely out of RadioCuba TITAN
          Quivican San Felipe 250 kW beast. S=9+40dB in C.C. FL state,
          but near NIL signal in Edmonton Alberta western Canada !!
          instead at 11.47 UT.
 6100even CUB  Weak RHC signal in FL, NIL in Alb-Canada, strange
          technical conditions at 11.49 UT. S=8 in MI/NY only.
 9535even CUB  RHC Bejucal towards MEX_HND_GTM, S=7 at 11.51 UT
 9710.002 CUB  RHC Bejucal S=6 only towards Antilles - Guyana 11.52
11780.005 BRA  R Nac da Amazonia, Brasilia, poor 11.53 UT.
11760even CUB  Poor signal too of RHC Bauta in Spanish, at 12.04 UT.
 9570even CUB  CRI Beijing in Cantonese via America relay at
          RadioCuba Quivican San Felipe TITAN 250 kW bcast center
          S=9+10dB at 12.00 UT bcast start, string instrument played.
13635.007 TUR  TRT Turkish folk mx, S=5-6 in North America 12.06 UT.
13740even CUB last only 3 minutes this noon, CUBA - BREAK txion
          OFF down from / at 12.03 UT onwards.
13760.010 TUR  TRT Emirler in German service, Turkish folk mx, 12.10
13844.990 USA  WWCR Nashville TN, En, religious pastor sermon,
          S=9+30dB in MI / NY eastern states. 12.11 UT on June 13.

CNR1 jamming at 12.12 UT on 13530 14900 14920 14980 kHz heard in MI/NJ

15140even CUB  RHC Bauta in Sp singer at 12.14 UT, early LatAM morning
          much fluttery signal,
          and next door across arctic area
15145even SNG  BBC London via Kranji relay site, En 12-13 UT, S=6 fair
15179.956 much odd fq channel  KRE  VoKorea Korean KCBS music singer
          program at 12.17 UT, S=6 in NY state.
15230even CUB  RHC Quivican towards Brazil/ARG SoAM, backlobe into
          US states, 12.18 UT.
15400even ASC  BBC London French poor signal via Ascension Isl relay,
          12.20 UT on June 13.
15760even CHN  CNR1 jammer against SOH TWN likely at 12.22 UT.
15825even USA  WWCR English sermon, bible reading prayer, 12.24 UT
          S=9+20dB in MI / NY / NJ states remotedly.
13574.967 much odd fq channel  MRA  US AGM relay site Saipan isalnd,
          RFA Cantonese at 14-15 UT, fair S=5-6 into NY US state.
13699.994 CUB  monitored late RHC Bauta around 14.35 UT on June 13.

13715 and 13720 kHz broad 10 kHz OTHR signals on Pacific Ocean
          at 14.33 UT.
13650.019 KRE  Bitter sweet lady singer performance of KCBS program
          S=6-7 at 14.38 UT.
13689.995 ARM  Likely Gavar Yerevan relay outlet of TWR India program,
          S=6-7 signal into NY state, at 14.40 UT.
13760.209 much odd fq channel outlet
          KRE  VoKorea in French language, S=9+5dB at 14.45 UT, sweet
          lady singer performance.
13775.014 AFS  Radio Saudi Internat from Riyadh, in Urdu language, at
          14.50 UT, scheduled 12.00-14.57 UT.

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

At 04.20 UT, yesterday on June 14th in FL, NY and Alb-CAN:

5024.997 CUB  R Rebelde Bauta, S=9+30dB at 04.20 UT.
5040even CUB  RHC Bauta 01-05 Spanish, not as strong as 5025,
              S=9+10dB, audio spectrum looks like strange,
              audio block seen on 5035 to 5040 lower side,
              but much less audio on upper flank to 5044 kHz.
3215even USA  WWCR Nashville TOM BS relig prayer, at 04.33 UT.
              S=9+15dB fluttery in Cape Canaveral remotedly.
4839.997 USA  WWCR Nashville TN, pop mx played at 04.38 UT,
              S=9+20dB fluttery signal into Florida state.
4939.990 CLM  Spanish Montana Columbia service, at 04.39 UT,
              S=4 poor -102dBm signal.
5085.001 USA  WTWW music px at 04.44 UT, S=9+20dB fluttery,
              e-mail address given, talk program in between,
              10.4 kHz wide nice audio signal.
5829.988 USA  WTWW, US western music Hill Billy sound, and
              guitar player at 04.47 UT, S=9+20dB in FL state.
5889.996 USA  WWCR Nashville, TOM BS sermon, S=9+10dB at 0448
5999.999 CUB  RHC Quivican San Felipe TITAN site, En sports nx
              at 04.50 UT on June 14, S=9+35dB powerhouse of
              the non-directional steep angle fountain like
              NVIS antenn during night-time service. Audio was
              excellent and not disturbed now.
6060even CUB  RHC Bauta in Spanish, MUCH DISTURBED audio, a lot
              of 120 Hertz distance apart BUZZ strings visible
              20 x 120 Hertz apart strings like a garden fence
              either side band, and BUZZ terrible heard, only
              fair S=9 strength, not as strong like QUI 6000kHz
6069.981 CAN  CFRX Toronto, En, much poor tonight S=3-4 or
              -98dBm, at 04.54 UT.
6165even CUB  RHC Bauta in English, poor signal tonight in FL,
              beam to WeCoast NoAM, S=9+5 in Edmonton-Alb-CAN.
              At 04.56 UT on June 14.
6184.969 MEX  XEPPM R Educacion Mexico D.F., weak and tiny at
              S=3-4 level, -99dBm at 04.58 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

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