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BC-DX 1430                                                  01 July 2020
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ASCENSION ISL   12095even  BBC English, comment on Corona virus managed in
France by President Macron, 20.35 UT on June 27, S=9+20dB or -53dBm signal
strength.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

ASCENSION ISL / U.K. / MARIANA ISLS / SINGAPORE
BBC WS Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast.

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 Midwinter
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.

Here in NB-CAN, about 100 km from the Atlantic coast, 7360 kHz was
reasonably good and recorded for archiving later (still recording my usual
Sunday night WRMI broadcasts on 7780 kHz so not played back yet).
Also checked 5790 kHz, where no audio could be heard except for a
heterodyne, and 9580 kHz, which was weak. Using recordings made using the
University Twente Holland SDR receiver:

5790 kHz: Transmitter on at 21:29 UT and test tone started about a
half-second later; following the test tone, the program began at about
21:30 UT with no beginning missing words this year. Very good signal.
Program ended with "White Christmas" by Gypsy jazz guitarist Baro Ferret.

7360 kHz: Similar beginning to 5790 kHz. No words missed.
Also a very good signal.

9580 kHz: Transmitter on late at about 21:30:12 UTC. Audio starts about
10 seconds later, missing the first part of the broadcast. A bit sloppy!
Signal fairly good but not as good as that on 5790 and 7360 kHz.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN wor June 22)

BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast 2020, June 21, 21.30 UT
ASCENSION ISL / U.K.   Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast 2020,
on Sunday June 21 at 21.30:05 UT start
Antarctica - reminder: midsummer broadcast of BBC.

           Johannesburg RSA           Sao Paulo BRA / Rio de Janeiro BRA
5790 WOF   S=9+10dB -69dBm fluttery   S=9+10dB     -62dBm
           Montevideo URG    S=9+10dB -67dBm

7360 WOF   S=9+20dB    -58dBm         S=9+20dB -59dBm
           Montevideo URG    S=9+10dB -63dBm

9580 likely via ASC, both neighbours 9575 and 9585 kHz were empty
channels.
           S=5 -98dBm threshold       S=7   -83dBm
           Montevideo URG    S=7 -84dBm

Once planned BBC not on air - 6170 kHz
suffers by broadband RNAmazonia powerhouse 6180 kHz splatter from Brasilia
site S=7-8 signal in Uruguay at 21.44 UT on June 21.

Best signal in Antarctic target area of these 3 fqs today:
in southern Atlantic, Brazil and South Africa were 7360 kHz.

At 21.59 UT heard "White Christmas" final song,
played by guitar and violine mx,
22.00:02 UT Woofferton TX switch off on 7360 kHz,
heard on remote KIWI SDR installation in Montevideo Uruguay,
close to the Antarctic and Falkland Island target.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

{SINGAPORE / PHILIPPINES}
Repeat of Midwinter broadcast now on BBCWS fqs to East Asia:
3915sin, 6195sin, 11825pht kHz until 0000 UT.
{via Kranji Singapore and Tinang-PHL relays}

BBC WS today posted the three frequencies for Sunday's Antarctic Midwinter
broadcast to BAS staff over-wintering at three Antarctic bases. Scheduled
at 2130 UT on Sunday).

<https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct0vz4>

They also show two repeat broadcasts on some BBC WS streams on Sunday
and Monday (as updated on the BDXC website Diary):

*Sunday 21 June 2020: at 2130-2200 UTC. BBC World Service annual
mid-winter broadcast to Antarctica* for British Antarctic Survey staff
working in Antarctica on midwinter's day in Antarctica.
Frequencies 5790-wof, 7360-wof, 9580-asc
(Transmitter sites asc=Ascension Isl, wof=Woofferton, UK).

It will also be carried at 2332 UTC on Sunday 21 June on the BBCWS East
Asia stream on 3915-sng, 5890-sng, 6195-sng, 11825-pht as well as on the
BBCWS UK DAB channel. And at 0932 UTC on Monday 22 June on the online
streams to Australia and West & Central Africa.
<http://bdxc.org.uk/diary.html>

The British Antarctic Survey ( @ BAS_News) said there were 41 staff
overwintering on Bird Island, King Edward Point and Rothera this year,
and the BBC broadcast with greetings from relatives was an annual
highlight of Midwinter's Day.

<https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/celebrating-midwinters-day-in-
antarctica/>
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup June 22)

Was the repeat of the annual Antarctic Midwinter broadcast last night
(21-Jun) on BBCWS's East Asia stream from 2332 UT the first time it has
had more than one airing on shortwave? The rebroadcast had an introduction
prior to the brief 2330 UT news (and a slightly different intro by Cerys
Matthews at 2332 UT I thought?). And it must have been edited down
slightly from the original to finish at 2359 UTC!

I could hear 3915 and 6195 kHz (both via Kranji-SNG) on an SDR rx in
Bandung Indonesia.
And 11825 kHz (via Tinang-PHL) was audible on an SDR in Australia.
But unfortunately was checking the wrong fourth frequency:
5890 (Kranji) not heard as checking HFCC this morning, it seems it has
been replaced by 5845 (Kranji) from June 6th?

If you missed the broadcast, can now 'listen again' at
<https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct0vz4>
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup June 22)

BRAZIL   11780.010  R Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, fair S=5-6 -84dBm,
signal noted at 20.01 UT on June 27.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

BULGARIA   7355 kHz on June 28 at 0330 UT, "Radio Free Kashmir" via
SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, ID, Holy Qur'an, Berichte
ueber Kashmir, Mx. O=3. Das "Free" (muesste Azad oder Azadi sein) habe ich
in der ID jetzt nicht entdeckt, aber der Betreiber gibt diese Version als
englischen Namen an:

<https://www.facebook.com/108034140887541/posts/in-the-wake-of-the-rising-
censorship-and-criminalization-of-thought-and-voice-by/137091797981775/>

(Patrick Robic-AUT, via A-DX newsgroup via swedish SWB #1953, June 28)

BULGARIA   From Ron Norton Milano Italy, at IRRS-NEXUS-IBA:

"I have a short update on our schedule to East Africa and Kashmir.
Although languages used in these broadcasts may be somehow unusual to most
of our listeners, we are very interested in receiving reception reports
for these additional broadcasts, especially from listeners in the target
areas:

{probably via SOF-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, wb.}
11990 kHz (250 kW) from 1630-1730 UT on Mon, Wed & Sat to East Africa
in Oromo language (*)

 7355 kHz (150 kW) from 03:30-04:30 UTC on Sunday to Kashmir in Kashmiri
(**)

(*) Not available on our regular streaming channels.

(**) Available also on IRN at  <https://nexus.org/mp3>

We will be happy to confirm all correct reception reports with our
COVID-19 e-QSL card. Please send your reports to
<reports -at- nexus -dot- org>
Stay tuned & stay safe!
73s, de Ron"  <https://www.facebook.com/groups/wrthgroup>

(Patrick Travers-UK, via RUSdx #1087 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 24/28)

Re: 11990 kHz IRRS Relay - Oromia National Media ONM-ABO.
I believe I heard the 11990 kHz broadcast yesterday from about 1640 UT
onwards.  Many mentions of Oromo, but couldn't be sure of the language.
SIO 454.
(David Morris-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup June 30)

The Facebook page for Oromia National Media-Arraata Biyyoolessa
Oromiyaa(ONM-ABO) recently mentions 11990 kHz so could be the organisation
behind the new Oromo language broadcast on 11990 kHz via IRRS?:

ONM-ABO - 11990 kHz Shortwave in the 25 meter band.
(Oromia National Media-Arraata Biyyoolessa Oromiyaa Facebook page 23 June)

Their Facebook page also links to a youtube promotional film which
includes 11990 kHz: "Oromia National Media-Arraata Biyyoolessa Oromiyaa
(ONM-ABO) is Coming soon!

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cllQFjP3txU&feature=share>
(Alan Pennington-UK, June 30)

{probably via SOF-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, wb.}
11990 kHz  IRRS relay Radio Uddataki (or similar) via unknown tx, June 29
1630-1730 UT on 11990 unknown kW / unknown to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon/Wed/Sat
- good signal. Some English words sounds like a "Oromia National Unit".
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews June 29)

CANADA   6069.988  CFRX Toronto English phone-in talk, S=9+5dB in Edmonton
Alberta-CAN. At 07.17 UT on Sunday June 28.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

CHINA   18900 kHz 0400 UT TAIWAN, SOH, excellent in Chinese, no CNR1
jamming on June 15  KAB
KAB Ken Baird Wainuiomata Using the League's Northland NNE SDR
(via July NZ DX Times items, June 20, wor gh)
{it's been ages since we have seen any reports of anything on this
SWBC band   gh}

easy task:
> How do you know it was SOH and not rather CNR1 jamming ...
SOH Taiwan island  -  mostly much ODD frequencies in use.

CHN  CNR1  highpower jammers from DongFang Hainan isl, Urumqi or Kashgar
sites instead, as 20(!) kHz wideband audio block visible on the
excellent Perseus SDR unit software screen; ... and mostly exact
even frequency or minus / plus 2-3 Hertz odd fq only... (wb)

Re TAIWAN / CHINA Mainland :
18899.618 0500-0600 TWN SOH Xi Wang Zhi Shen Chi Miaoli 13.13 UT June 9
18900even CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 04-08 UT on June 8, 2020,
      12 kHz wideband signal block. S=9+30dB,
      transmission end at 06.59:57 UT, and followed
      TX  SIGN-OFF exact at 07.00:03 UTC.
18969.997 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=4   at 04.40 UT on June 8, 2020.
18970even 0400-0500 CHN CNR1 Jammer/Firedrake. S=7-8 in Tokyo JPN SDR
      18 kHz wideband audio block.
      Also 10 kHz wide OTHR signal in Far East Asia too.

21799.649...645 wandered 06.53 UT June 9 SOH Xi Wang Zhi Shen. Miaoli
            S=7 at Hiroshima JPN remotedly. Unstable fq unit.
21799.698 2300-1000 TWN SOH Xi Wang Zhi Shen. Miaoli S=3-4 Hiroshima
21800even 0400-0500 CHN CNR1 Jammer/Firedrake. S=6-7 04.20 UT June 8.
      S=8-9 on June 9, 2020.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 1 - 10 monitored on Perseus Net)

CHINA   June 20th to July 4th, 2020, more RTC technicians repair
maintenance action at Kashgar site, on border to Kyrgyzstan in central
Asia.

So, the Chinese RTC technicians go back from Urumqi Hutubi site
in the far northwest of Tibetan China,
recently there on repair maintenance action, -
back to Kashgar, in the far west on the Chinese border with Kyrgyzstan.

Either was in April at the first repair appointment of bad (wintry)
weather, frost or the spare parts were still - not available?

Thank you for submitting the maintenance / repair appointment for the
RTC Kashgar 500 kW location broadcast center.

19 June 2020    hardworking,  hardworking !

Dear listeners:
For technical reasons, our show from June 20th to July 4th is
Until 10 p.m. CEST
on the frequencies 7395 kHz and 11775 kHz

and from 7 Clock until 9 a.m. CEST

n o t   t o   b e   r e c e i v e d

on the frequency 17720 kHz.

In addition, other European language services will also be affected by the
maintenance times at RTC Kashgar China, like:
Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, English, Hausa, Croatian,
Hungarian, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.

The German language programs on the frequencies 11650 kHz and 17615 kHz
via Urumqui site remain unchanged. We ask for your understanding.

German editorial office of CRI Beijing China.
(thanks to Paul Gager-AUT, June 19)

Today Tuesday June 23 - checked this maintenance action at RTC site
in Kashgar far western China, requested June 20th to July 4th.

NOT OFF AIR service today June 23 at 17.50 UT:
11690 CRI     1600-1757 French    500 308 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
CRI French service to Africa  WAS NOT OFF AIR,
maybe French sce replaced
by another transmitter in Beijing or Urumqi tonight ?
S=9+45dB superpower -32 dBm strength.

Also these bcasts ON AIR tonight
13790 CRI     1600-1757 Arabic    500 269 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
S=9+15dB or -63dBm strength at 17.55 UT to Africa

6140 CRI     1700-1757 English   100 173 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
S=9+10dB or -67dBm strength at 17.57 UT to South Asia.

11695 CRI     1800-1957 French    500 269 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
S=9+30dB or -44dBm strength at 18.17 UT to Africa.

OFF AIR from Kashgar:
OFF AIR at 18.00 UT  7235 kHz English.
OFF AIR at 18.05 UT 13760 kHz English, only VoKOR Kujang S=9 co-ch.
OFF AIR at 18.10 UT  9450 kHz Hausa
OFF AIR at 18.13 UT  7340 kHz Italian
OFF AIR at 18.17 UT  7395 kHz German
OFF AIR at 18.19 UT 11775 kHz German
OFF AIR at 18.31 UT  7350 kHz French {not}  to Africa.

A20 Shortwave Frequency List of June 17  2020  1300 UTC   Day 1 Sunday
FRE   STATION UTC       Language  Pow Azi Location           Rem
11690 CRI     1600-1757 French    500 308 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
13790 CRI     1600-1757 Arabic    500 269 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
 7235 CRI     1600-1800 English   100 173 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
13760 CRI     1600-1900 English   500 308 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
 6140 CRI     1700-1757 English   100 173 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
 9450 CRI     1730-1827 Hausa     500 269 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
 7340 CRI     1800-1857 Italian   500 294 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
11695 CRI     1800-1957 French    500 269 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
11775 CRI     1800-1957 German    500 308 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
 7395 CRI     1800-1957 German    500 308 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
 7350 CRI     1830-2027 French    500 269 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI

Today Wednesday June 24
checked this maintenance action at RTC site
in Kashgar far western China, requested June 20th to July 4th.

NOT OFF AIR service today June 24 at 13.25 UT:
9500 CRI     1100-1400 English   100 209 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
CRI English service to CeAS, SoAS, PAK, IRN
WAS NOT OFF AIR,
maybe English sce replaced
by another transmitter in Beijing or Urumqi ?
S=9+15dB superpower -63 dBm strength.

Also these bcasts ON AIR tonight
11790 CRI     1158-1400 Chinese   100 239 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
S=9+25dB or -52dBm strength at 13.30 UT to ARS, Arabia, Africa

13810 CRI     1158-1400 Chinese   100 239 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
S=9+30dB or -48dBm strength at 13.32 UT to ARS, Arabia, Africa

17560 CRI     1200-1357 French    500 308 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
S=9+30dB or -44dBm strength at 13.38 UT to WeEUR.

 9450 CRI     1300-1357 Hindi     100 174 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
S=9+20dB or -61dBm strength at 13.45 UT to CeAS, SoAS, PAK, IRN.

13755 CRI     1300-1400 English   100 174 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
but not always English, rather mixed with SoAs vernacular,
clear English CRI ID at
S=9+20dB or -51dBm strength at 13.45 UT to CeAS, SoAS, PAK, IRN.

OFF AIR from Kashgar:
OFF AIR at 15.40 UT 17650 kHz French  to WeEUR, NOT ON AIR

OFF AIR at 15.43 UT 13670 kHz English to WeEUR, NOT ON AIR
rather CeAsian sce 1100-1400 UT TKS PBS Xinjiang, Uyghur Urumqi

OFF AIR at 15.55 UT  7230 kHz Russian NOT ON AIR
rather CeAsian sce 1150-1800 UT CHN PBS Xinjiang, Mongolia Urumqi

A20 Shortwave Frequency List of June 17  2020  1300 UTC   Day 1 Sunday
FRE   STATION UTC       Language  Pow Azi Location           Rem
 9500 CRI     1100-1400 English   100 209 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
11790 CRI     1158-1400 Chinese   100 239 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
13810 CRI     1158-1400 Chinese   100 239 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
17560 CRI     1200-1357 French    500 308 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
 7230 CRI     1200-1400 Russian   100  ND Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
 9450 CRI     1300-1357 Hindi     100 174 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
17650 CRI     1300-1357 French    500 308 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
13670 CRI     1300-1400 English   500 308 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
13755 CRI     1300-1400 English   100 174 Kashi-Saibagh 2022 CHN_RTC CRI
(RTC Maintenance June 24, 2020)

CUBA   6100even  RHC Habana via Bauta shortwave broadcast center, Sunday
only Esperanto program from 07.00-07.30 UT, observed today June 28
at 07.05 UT tune-in, S=9+25dB or -46dBm. Excellent audio quality today,
maybe one of the maintained Bauta BBEF Made in China SW units in use
today?

5025even Radio Rebelde Bauta outlet program in Spanish. S=9+20dB signal
at 07.09 UT on remote Edmonton Alberta CAN SDR rx unit.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

CUBA  5999.995  RHC Spanish via Quivican San Felipe Titan bcast site,
June 29 at 11.18 UT, S=9 signal in Massachusetts. Comment on Fidel C.

6100even RHC Spanish from Bauta site, S=8 signal also in MA US state.
11.26 UT.

7305even USA Vatican Radio via Trump R USAGM Greenville NoCarolina site
Spanish, talk on iglesia and Papa Francisco, S=9+10db at 11.30 UT
on June 29, S=9+10dB in MA US state.

7335even USA  Trump Radio Marti USAGM Greenville NoCarolina site
11.36 UT on June 29, S=9+10dB in MA.

11760even CUB  RHC Spanish from Bauta site, canciones at 11.40 UT,
S=9+15dB in MA and Alberta.

13740even CUB  RHC Spanish from Bauta site, canciones at 11.42 UT,
followed by talk of 'Patria', S=9+10dB in MA and S=9+15dB in Alberta.

15140even CUB  poor and tiny signal pointing towards Rio de Janeiro
Brazil, S=6 distorted bad audio, (bad audio lasted in past weeks too,
on that channel unit.) 11.47 UT on June 29.

15230even CUB  RHC Spanish via Quivican San Felipe Titan bcast site
S=8-9 fair signal noted at 12.28 UT on June 29.

7350*kHz NIL, Bejucal not on air today, maybe maintenance day ? 12.02 UT
9535 kHz NIL, Bejucal not on air today, maybe maintenance day ? 12.20 UT

13700 kHz NIL, Bauta not on air today, maybe maintenance day ? 12.26 UT
but when checked at 13.15 UT again, 13700 kHz was on air with S=9 signal
in Alberta-Canada SDR rx remote unit.

* at 12.18 UT neighbour channel 7355 kHz
ALASKA  KNLS Anchor Point S=9+30dB noted in Alberta-CAN.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 29)

CZECH REPUBLIC   Czech residents for maintaining funding for Czech Radio
through concession fees.

The majority of citizens of the Czech Republic (79%) support the
preservation of concession fees, through which public media are funded -
Czech Radio and Czech Television. A corresponding survey of people over
18 years old was carried out by Median and STEM / MARK.

According to the results of the study, the Czech Radio and Czech
Television programs comply with the requirements of the population put
forward in relation to the public media. Czech Radio and Czech Television,
according to the survey, are considered the two most important media in
the country. Citizens rate the current value of the concession fee as
appropriate or low in the case of Czech Radio - 84%, and in the case of
Czech Television - 81% of citizens, including pensioners and low-income
families.

Concessionaires, according to the survey, also realize that a minimum
increase in contributions, which has not happened for more than 10 years,
would correspond to the expansion of the Czech Radio and Czech Television
programs already carried out over the past decade. Three quarters of the
respondents emphasized that they would perceive the expansion of
advertising in the program of the public media discussed as a decrease in
the level of broadcasting already achieved.

The contribution for the radio since 2005 is nominally 45 crowns per month
(1.7 EURos). As a result of inflation, its real value has declined to the
level of 33 kroons (about 1.2 EURos) by today. Despite this circumstance,
Czech Radio did not stop expanding its portfolio of stations, programs and
implementing a variety of special projects.

Anton Kaimakov, radio.cz
<http://onair.ru/main/enews/view_msg/NMID 77713/>
(via RUSdx #1086 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

DENMARK   Keeping AM radio alive.

World Music Radio (WMR) has been broadcasting on 5840 and 15805 kHz
since 2018y. Coming soon is 927 kHz.  And Radio208 has been broadcasting
since December 2019y on 1440 kHz and since May 2020y also on shortwave
5805 kHz.

It has cost a lot of time, energy and money - but it has been and still
is great fun - keeping shortwave and mediumwave alive.

The cost of the transmitters (some 15000 EURo), aerials and transmitter
sites is one thing. Another thing is the running cost.
The two big expenses are:

Music royalties: 450 EURo each month
Power costs:    1300 EURo each month
                (when all transmitters are on full power).

If you could help keeping WMR and Radio208 on the air, your support
would be highly appreciated. All amounts are welcome.

Please use this link: paypal.me/worldmusicradio or make a bank transfer
to Hartvig Media, Hovedvejen 17, DK 8920 Randers NV -
IBAN  DK1093310007162081 - SWIFT KRONDK22

All contributors donating at least 25 EURo will receive a WMR mouse pad
(23 x 18 cm). Please mention your street address.

If you want your contribution to be anonymous please write "anon"

MW-TX for sale.
Two 300 Watts (1.2 kW PEP AM) mediumwave transmitters for sale.
They are both new and never used. Full details here:
<http://pll.gr/product?pid=AM-300W>
If serious - please write to  <wmr -at- wmr.dk>

Best 73s and good listening,
Stig Hartvig Nielsen
World Music Radio <http://www.wmr.radio/>
Radio208          <http://www.radio208.dk/>
(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN, via Manuel Mendez, Lugo-ESP, June 29)

FRANCE  {tentat. TDF}  La Voix de Djibouti opposition station back on SW.

Djibouti opposition station La Voix de Djibouti is back on SW, Sundays at
1400-1500 UT on 17870 kHz. Heard today with a weak signal here, but much
stronger on the Kuwait SDR.

Started at 1400 UT in vernaculars (possibly Afar or Somali) followed by
some segments in Arabic and French when the ID "La Voix de Djibouti" was
heard. Off abruptly at 1459 UT after short Horn of Africa music.

Website  <https://lavoixdedjibouti.info>
has a recording of a weekly broadcast of Friday 22 May.

This new broadcast was initially reported on 7 June by Ivo Ivanov-BUL
(Bulgarian SW Blog) with the ID "Radio Vendredi" but its actual on-air
name is La Voix de Djibouti, an opposition broadcast which has been on the
air in the past.

Thanks to Tony Rogers whose research has helped to identify this. Tony's
records show that it was last heard on SW some 10 years ago in 2010.
(Dave Kenny-UK, wor June 21)

La Voix du Djibouti - 17870 kHz.

Thanks to a tip from Dave Kenny-UK, I heard what I presume was the
Djibouti-opposition radio station "La Voix du Djibouti" on 17870 kHz this
afternoon (21 June) with good reception on the Szekesfehervar remote SDR
in Hungary.

Tuned in at 1448 UTC to a discussion in progress in presumed Arabic with
mentions of Djibouti, ending with some Horn of Africa style music. No ID
heard myself though. The transmission ended at 1459 UTC.

This is believed to be the same station that was originally on-air with a
short-lived Thursday-only broadcast that started on 7 January 2010
(1530-1630 UT on 15165 kHz back then).

More from Dave later who can confirm the ID that he heard earlier in the
broadcast.
(Tony Rogers-UK, / Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK newsgroup June 21)

GERMANY   15670 kHz  Adventist World Radio, via MBR Nauen site, Wavescan
e-QSL 15670 kHz, 15.30 UT, 31-May-2020). An electronic version of the
confirmation was sent at my request. The answer came on June 15 from
<jubilant -at- awr.org>  / the report was sent to  <qsl -at- awr.org>
Blog  <https://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2017/07/adventist-world-radio.html>
(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersburg-RUS, "rusdxplus", "deneb-radio-dx"
RUSdx #1086 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

Philippine DX Report via AWR Wavescan, e-QSL 15670 kHz MBR Nauen,
15.49 UT, 14-June-2020.
Blog  <https://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2020/06/philippine-dx-report.html>
(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersburg-RUS, "rusdxplus", "deneb-radio-dx"
RUSdx #1086 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

GERMANY    Shortwave Radio from Winsen/Aller  AND  Datteln locations in
parallel

See  <https://www.shortwaveradio.de/>
News June 19th, 2020 "Live today until midnight CEST.

We are on 3975, 6160  AND  6150 kHz in am mode, in cooperation and kind
support of Europe24.

Tomorrow June 20th, the cooperation with Europe24 will continue in order
to check signal and propagation on 6150am and 6160am. This is a test.
Start on all three frequencies will be at 07:00 UT. Enjoy."

As noted as early as on 7 June 2020, Radio Marabu is no longer relayed
via Europa 24. According to some sources, there was internal dissent about
some of Radio Marabu's programmes broadcast on 6150 kHz. The person who is
actually responsible for the transmitter site is said to have taken Radio
Marabu off the air by his own initiative. As you can see at

<http://radio-marabu.de/wordpress/tag/kurzwelle-6150/>

Radio Marabu did not yet report on the matter. I was told Radio Marabu
still had the hope that the people at Europa 24 could solve their internal
problems. The item cited above is the first confirmation that the operator
of 6150 kHz is taking the programmes of Shortwave Radio. I would be
surprised if this relay is paid for by any of the sides involved.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor June 20)

GREAT BRITAIN   Received an e-QSL from Radio Akhbar Mufriha.
7300 kHz frequency through ENC Encompass Digital Media Services at
Woofferton England, (Great Britain). I wrote to two addresses:
<akhbarmufriha -at- outlook.com>
(the answer came from him) and
<email -at- akhbarmufriha.com>

waiting for an answer for 8 days. Signed: Daniel Berger, Secretary.
PDF format, simple design style: text and a small black and white picture
with a quote from the Gospel of John.

Image:  <http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/AkhbarMufriha_200616.png>

The WRTH Directory says this is a Reach Beyond organization program
formerly known as HCJB Global Voice, headquartered in Colorado Springs
(USA). One of its units is familiar to many Radio Voice of the Andes,
whose programs are being prepared in Voronezh and broadcast through Nauen
in Germany.

Only here the language in WRTH is Arabic, but in fact it is Berber from
Shilkhsky subgroup (she also tashelkhit). According to Wikipedia,
a subgroup further divided into specific languages, but which one is being
broadcast - is unknown.

Daniel Berger asks everyone to know about Radio Akhbar Mufriha
native speakers of this language, but I don't have such friends :-)
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan, Russia / "open-dx",
RUSdx #1087 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

GREECE   1206 kHz, Radio Nove Thessaloniki, 20.00 UT on June 22.
Ein seltener Gast im Mittelwellenband ist wieder aktiv:
"Radio Nove Thessaloniki" aus Griechenland auf 1206 kHz ist gegen 20 Uhr
UT zu hoeren. Ja, die Ansage von Radio 9 ist in Italienisch. Zuletzt
gehoert wurde die Station letzten Dezember, seit Israel seinen Sender in
Akko abgeschaltet hat ist die Frequenz relativ frei.
73 Christoph  OE2CRM  <http://a-dx.at/facebook>  June 22

GUAM/UZBEKISTAN   TWR-Asia, three e-QSLs (20-A, -B, -C) were received from
Denise Gregson on June 19 for receiving KTWR-Guam and TWR-India on June 12
and 14. The new QSL series consists of 5 cards. In a paper version,
QSLs are sent on request in the admission report.

<www.twr.asia/online-qsl-form>  or  <asiafeedback -at- twr.org>
(departure from Guam)  <abc -at- twr.org.hk> (departure from Hong Kong)

Letter to Denise Gregson:

"... thanks for your interest in tuning in to our broadcasts and also
spreading the word about our station. We are excited about our 5 new QSL
cards in our 2020 series. I am attaching the first 3 here as ecards that
I made up for you in response to your most recent reception reports.

Typically, we send ecards in response to reception reports received via
email, unless paper is requested. I noticed your question about the paper
cards after I had the three attached ecards made up. Let us know if you
would like paper duplicates of these cards. Most of the QSL cards for the
Asian broadcasts are sent from our Guam office but some in response
to the Chinese reports are sent out of Hong Kong.

I am attaching both the current schedules as well as the mid-season one
that is effective July 5th. Please let me know if you have any questions."

Blog:  <https://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2017/06/ktwr-twr-india.html>
(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersburg-RUS, "rusdxplus", "deneb-radio-dx"
RUSdx #1086 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

GUATEMALA   4055 kHz  Radio Verdad, Guatemala Update.

I received a nice email from Dr. Edgar Madrid, who operates the
'Radio Verdad', Chiquimula short wave radio station in Guatemala operating
on 4055 kHz. It operates mostly during the daylight hours in Guatemala but
can be heard prior to local U.S. sunrise, then fade out. Then again from
our U.S. sunset through the darkness hours in the U.S.

He reported that the COVID19 virus has not affected people in Chiquimula,
although most are staying home.

He reported that it took four months for my early January letter to
reach him.

He further reported that
"Radio Verdad has not ceased operation, except that we sometimes operate
automatically, mostly by night. We are transmitting to some countries with
'Radio Truth International' too. We are now in the effort to send our
signal to the United States with all power. I expect your report whenever
you pick up Radio Truth with a very strong signal, which does not require
antennas. It may be very soon. I am receiving reports from Bolivia,
Argentina and Brazil with our new strong signal already. We are struggling
to make all that possible.

May God be with you and take care of your good health.
(Dr. Edgar Amilcar Madrid-GTM  <radioverdad5 -at- yahoo.com>  wor June 23)

Re:  Radio Verdad, Guatemala Update. Radio Verdad has (had?) a nice
7th harmonic on 28385 kHz in the 10 meter amateur radio band that is
audible here in Maryland when the MUF is there or E-Skip going on.
I have used it as a beacon to Central America.
(Ulis Fleming-USA, wor June 24)

JAPAN  9795even  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo in Japanese from Ibaragi-Koga
Yamata site, towards zones 14 and 16, slewed 55degr antenna #208 type,
+30degr azimuth, result 85degrees from Japan to South America at 07-09 UT,
300 kW of power. S=9+15dB sidelobe in to Alberta-CAN. 07.35 UT June 28.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

KOREA  D.P.R.  More logs June 27 at 19.50-21 UT here in central Europe:

11634.968  Voice of Korea from Kujang, full English schedule given/read
at 19.54 UT, 18 kHz wideband broad audio signal, S=9+25dB or -53dBm,
and next to 11640even channel of CRI Bamako Mali relay,
probably in Portuguese(?) language at 19.56 UT. S=8-9 or -72dBm.

11910even kHz exact fq  Voice of Korea KCBS Korean via Kujang site,
S=9+10dB at 20.12 UT. And low two buzz strings visible either sideband
+/- 100 / 200 Hertz apart distance strings.

12014.990 kHz  Voice of Korea KCBS Korean via Kujang site, S=9+40dB
or -41dBm powerhouse signal towards central Europe, Korean language
program at 20.18 UT. (and Kujang transmission center 'own'
intermodulation scratching jammer signals covered audio, occured on the
bcast center site in KRE  D.P.R.)

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

KOREA  D.P.R.  9650.011  Voice of Korea from Kujang, Japanese sce heard in
remote SDR rx unit at Edmonton, Alberta CAN, S=7 at 07.28 UT on June 28.
Ladies singer program.

9665even KCBS Pyongyang from Kanggye site, S=6-7 at 07.30 UT, also similar
typical Korean Army ladies singer program.

9874.972  Voice of Korea from Kujang shortwave site, Russian sce towards
Asia / Siberia, sidelobe into Alberta-CAN, S=6-7 at 07.38 UT on June 28.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

MACEDONIA NORTH    Re:  810 kHz Medium Wave Skopje off air. It is very sad
I hope this is just temporary and not a final closure.
810kHz Skopje is off the air. Checked for 4 successive days with no signal
<https://sites.google.com/site/zliangas/sdr>
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, June 29)

810 kHz  Northern Macedonia MW unit (Made in France)
is a present of the EU Brussels to Skopje-Macedonia,
and {I guess} will help to fill repair budget of the MW unit also
in future.  {or painting work the MW metallic mast occurs during
high summer season ?  wb.}

DWL, Germany and EU aid to Macedonia North, new 1000kW in AM mode
in April 2002; but in DRM mode test in November 2004.

history of 1999:  ITU/EBU list registration shows two different locations
for Skopje entries:

810  1000 kW  non-dir  32.1 dB  21E54 41N47  JRT-1
MKD  Skopje Karadzali, Ovche Pole 810 kHz 1200 kW
41 46 59.58 N  21 53 25.44 E

and 38 kilometers away distance northwest-wards

MKD_Skopje Madzari of 1941year.
1314 kHz 100 kW 170deg 4masts [former 809 kHzin Yugoslavia era]
directional main lobe in 170 degrs 23 dB, co-channel screened,
reduction 18 dB towards Timishoara-ROU, 13 dB towards Norway.

21E33 41N59  JRT 2/3, former JRT these days!
41 59 22.80 N  21 31 34.78 E

November 2004 - history:
MACEDONIA NORTH   We have been advised that the MW tx at Ovce Pole (near
Skopje) in Macedonia on 810 kHz will broadcast DRM test txions from
Sunday 21 Nov to Friday 26 Nov at 0100-0400 and 0900-1200 UT.
(Andy Sennitt-HOL, RNW MN NL Nov 17, 2004)

MACEDONIA   On May 26th DW signed a contract with MRD - Makedonska
Radiodifuzija. Deutsche Welle (DW) radio progrs to Macedonia target and
neighbouring states will be transmitted via 1.000 kW MW tx Skopje I in
Macedonia on 810 kHz.

At present the 100 kW tx Skopje II on 1314 kHz is in use by DW already.
The MW audience is much wider in the Balkan states in comparision
with SW.  Weekly audience of foreign radio stns: DW 12%, BBC 9%,
VoA 1%.  Macedonian, Albanian and Serbian progrs will be fed via
satellite HOTBIRD 5. Macedonian is rebroadcast by 25 progr stations world
wide amongst few in Australia, Albanian by further 15 stations.
(DW Cologne via Kai Ludwig-D, May 28, 1999)

Aid for Macedonia. On the occasion of the anniversary of 30 years
DW Cologne Macedonian language programme, DW announced financial help in
future to modernize the MRD  MW tx center at Skopje in Ovce Pole.
(Martina Bertram DWL Cologne, May 27, 1999)

MACEDONIA   DW is building a new 1200 kW tx for MW 810 to replace the
present 133 kW old tx unit located in Ovchje Polje site, near Skopje.
This tx will be used for home sce & DW progrs in Alb, Mac, Bos & Serbian
sces. Taken from the interview with technical director of Macedonian
Radio, heard on DW radio in Macedonian lang., May 20th.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, BC-DX TopNews June 16, 1999)

MACEDONIA   810 MW new Thales unit on air?
With aid of France and Germany, the Macedonian authorities are in the
stage of replace old MW unit equipment of the 810 kHz unit at present.
Work by Thales-France and the local Macedonians started in late January,
and should in the final stage at end of April 2002.

I forgot the source, either DW press release of last year, when announcing
the purchase contract to Thales, or the Bulgarians (Observer/Pankov) after
contact the chief engineer at Skopje, told the DX World of 133 kW power on
MW 810 kHz.

Do you have monitored that 810 kHz Skopje channel recently, do you've any
changes in characteristics observed?  (wb df5sx, April 21, 2002)

By the way, has anybody reliable information about the actual power once
used on 810 kHz ? I think (but I could be wrong) that Skopje used to
dominate the channel here until the mid-nineties or so. This would suggest
that 810 kHz was operated with higher power {400kW?] than 133 kW in the
past. If so, why the reduction? Severe tx worn-out?
(Olle Alm-SWE, BC-DX April 22, 2002)

The power 135 kW in 1971 looks like a tx manufactured by Elektroimpex in
Hungary. This txtype was manufactured since (at least) the early 1950s.
(Bernd Trutenau-LTU, BC-DX TopNews April 22, 2002)

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

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

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

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

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

Well, we should not forget that Skopje used to have a second MW channel
with the 2nd and 3rd prgr. WRTH lists it on 1511 kHz in the early 1970s,
in Nov 1978 (Geneva Plan went into force) it changed to 1314 kHz.
The power given in WRTH was initially 20 kW, sinced WRTH 1981 it was
listed with 100 kW.

The website of Macedonian National Radio-TV
<www.mkrtv.com.mk/istorijat.htm>
says that the 2nd prgr started in 1962y.

The following site about the initial stage of the new 1000kW project
claims that the tx in use in Ovce Pole is "30 years old" (feasibility
study of 1998):

<www.mia.com.mk/mod/Eng/Possibilities%20for%20Investments%20in%20RM-
in%20public%20sector/human%20resources/Public%20Information.htm>
(Bernd Trutenau-LTU, BC-DX TopNews April 22, 2002)

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

Olle's information seems to suggest just one tx on 810 with an output
power of 1000 kW - for instance >the tx< is mentioned.

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

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

GERMANY/MACEDONIA    I've looked in DW online SW schedules, and I found
810 kHz is no longer listed. Can anybody verify 810 kHz (Ovce Pole near
Skopje, Macedonia/1200 kW/ND) why Deutsche Welle stopped useing this
powerful mediumwave site?

If they bcing the schedule for 810 kHz would be: DW: 0730-0800 Macedonian,
1000-1030 Macedonian, 1030-1100 Serbian, 1200-1230 Albanian, 1600-1630
Albanian; other times Macedonian Radio.

Today (Dec. 12, 2006) in Deutsche Welle (DW) Serbian program I've heard an
announcement, so I can verify that DW in Serbian will indeed stop bcing on
short waves as of 01/January/2007!
(Dragan Lekic, Subotica-Serbia, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12, 2006)

MADAGASCAR   11965even  WCB  MWV  African Pathway scheduled, S=9+20dB or
-55dBm strength at 20.20 UT. 'Paul and the Gospel - Hebrew book text...'
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

MALI   11975 kHz  QSL  China Radio Int'l, CRI Africa relay at Bamako-MLI,
e-QSL (22.00 UT 17-June-2020). QSL theme: one of the species of Nam Tso
Lake is the heavenly lake of Tibet.

Blog:  <http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2019/07/pbs-xizang.html>
(Konstantin Barsenkov, St-Petersburg-RUS, "rusdxplus", "deneb-radio-dx"
RUSdx #1086 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

MEXICO   6184.977  Radio EXPPM Educacion Mexico D.F. Spanish program,
played lovely Mexican folk MX, S=9+5dB or -75dBm signal strength
in Alberta-CAN remote SDR rx. At 07.23 UT on June 28.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

MOLDOVA   {Pridnestrovie / Transnistria}  Received electronic QSL from
the Transnistrian Radio and Television Center Grigoriopol Maiac, for relay
of the transmission of TWR-Africa in the Tigrinya language - 22-June-2020,
at 18.00-18.15 UT at a frequency of 9940 kHz. Reported by email:
<prtc -at- idknet.com>

In various dx sources I saw information that Transnistria the radio center
no longer confirms reception reports. But now, I sent a report and
received confirmation.
(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx",
RUSdx #1087 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

TWR Africa (via MDA Transnistrian Radio and Television Center Grigoriopol
Maiac, e-QSL, 9940 kHz, 18.10 UT, 21-June-2020. QSL topic: antenna field
at the transmitting center in Swaziland (view differs from previously
sent).

Blog:  <http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2019/03/twr-africa.html>
(Konstantin Barsenkov, Sankt-Petersburg-RUS, "rusdxplus", "deneb-radio-dx"
RUSdx #1087 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

NEW ZEALAND   5945.008  R NZi Rangitaiki English sce, S=9+30dB powerful
shortwave signal into Alberta CAN. At 07.12 UT on June 28, pandemic
desease discussion, Chinese public opinion, CHN government, Hong Kong
former colony action halfway after 23 years from 1997 British Colony
contract, into 2047y full integration of HKG in China mainland nation.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

NEW ZELAND   R New Zealand-i 5945 kHz heard 1045 to 1200 UT.
5945 kHz, AM - June 21, 2020 - 1045 to 1200 UT. I heard RNZi this morning,
from 1045 to a little past 1200 UT. Signal was quite strong with an SIO of
454, until about 1135 UT when signals started to fade with SIO 353.

At 1200 UT signals had heavy fading, and quite a bit weaker-but still
copyable with SIO 252. I suspect that the signal loss was because of my
local sunrise at 0950 UTC. (0550am EDT). Programing included 'The House',
and 'Retro Cocktail Hour' which is a music show. News was at 1100 and 1200
UT for about five minutes.

Reception Report set via RNZI web form:
<https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/qsl/new>
(C Gessner, wor June 21)

NIGERIA   25 mb Abuja Nigeria now.
1900-2000 UT 11769.9 kHz  AJA 250 kW, 248 degr to WeCeAfrica Fulfulde

11769.902 kHz VoNigeria Abuja in Fulfulde at 19.22 UT on June 21,
S=9+10dB in EUR and Liverpool England.
S=9      in Delhi India remote SDR rx.

11769.904 kHz measured at 19.40 UT on June 27,
Voice of Nigeria, Abuja site, S=9+20dB or -58dBm signal here in
southern Germany tonight.

Fulfulde program, speech of male presenter to West Africa.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews hcdx June 21 / 27)

NIGERIA   Updated schedule of Voice of Nigeria  11770v kHz
1500-1530  11769.9 AJA 250 kW  248 deg to WeCeAfrica Swahili
1530-1600  11769.9 AJA 250 kW  248 deg to WeCeAfrica Arabic
1600-1615  11769.9 AJA 250 kW  248 deg to WeCeAfrica Yoruba
1615-1630  11769.9 AJA 250 kW  248 deg to WeCeAfrica Igbo
1630-1900  11769.9 AJA 250 kW  248 deg to WeCeAfrica English
1900-2000  11769.9 AJA 250 kW  248 deg to WeCeAfrica Fulfulde <<<<<
2000-2100  11769.9 AJA 250 kW  248 deg to WeCeAfrica Hausa
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via BrDXC-UK ng May 26)

RUSSIA   6000  Radio Adygea Adygea Krasnodar. The second QSL card for me
was received from Victor Efimtsov (RU6AX) from the Krasnodar CRTC
(Krasnodar Regional Radio and Television Broadcasting Center)
for receiving Radio Adygea on May 25, 2020.

The card is different from the 2016 QSL version.
<http://freerutube.info/2020/06/15/qsl-radio-adygea-adygeya-krasnodar-
rossiya-maj-2020-goda/>
(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS, "rusdxplus", RUSdx #1086
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

SAO TOME   11900.054  US Trump R Voice of America USAGM Pinheira island
bcast center, "Satisfaction" pop song ?beatles?, French sce at 20.11 UT
on June 27, S=9+20dB strength in Europe.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

SAUDI ARABIA   11745.014 kHz  BSKSA of Army Radio Al-Azm, probably from
Jeddah site, modern Arabic pop singer heard, S=9+10dB -61dBm backlobe
signal (main towards Yemen civil war target), 19.58 UT on June 27.

11859.990 kHz  Excile Radio Republic of Yemen, from Riyadh site,
S=9+10dB or -65dBm signal at 20.08 UT on June 27, mx program.
and
Underneath supposedly US Trump Radio Marti from USAGM Greenville site.
11860nearly even fq from USA North Carolina, poor signal at this hour
in Europe. // 11930.002 kHz  USAGM  S=7 or -86dBm in Europe at 20.12 UT

11820.045  BSKSA  HQ Holy Quran sce, nx in Arabic, superpower signal
S=9+55dB (!) signal at 20.04 UT on June 27 in central Europe.
Hit poor Brazilian signal on next 11815.028 kHz S=4 tiny,
R Brasil Central Goiana at 20.03 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

SPAIN   11670even  REE Madrid Noblejas, LIVE COVERAGE of Spanish football
S=9+25dB or -48dBm, also on // 11940even S=9+35dB much 10.8 kHz wideband
audio block visible, and // 12030even S=9+30dB at 20.20 UT on June 27.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

SPAIN  nothing noted on 9690v kHz of Abuja Nigeria site today.

9690even REE Madrid from Noblejas,
LIVE coverage of Spanish football league, "sin publico, no gente"
15.33 UT on June 21,
S=9+20dB here in Germany and Switzerland remote Perseus units.
Accompanied two spurious signal strings,
some BUZZ audio visible on +/- 100 and 300 Hertz distance
either sideband. No Nigeria string seen.
Talks on Tenerife and Atletico Madrid teams.

// 11670even S=9+15dB and 11940even kHz S=9+20dB at 15.40 UT.
Nothing noted on 11685 kHz nor on 12030 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

TANZANIA   {Dole Zanzibar island}
11735even  UNIDENTIFIED weak and tiny string visible at
15.45 UT on June 21, like S=4 or -102dB poor strength, but no audio
traced so far.
Maybe defunct Dole Zanzibar tx like exciter signal only,
no transmitter power amplifier unit on air.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

U.K.   BBC Radio Scotland Dumfries 585 kHz, Aberdeen (Redmoss) 810 kHz
closure. Both of the Radio Scotland transmitters appear to have gone off
today, 23 June, as planned. unheard when checked at 1115 UT on the Argyll
and North Norfolk SDRs.

The retuning announcements on the Aberdeen (Redmoss) 810 kHz transmitter
are being aired twice an hour at :15 and :45 minutes interrupting regular
programming.

They announce that the transmitter will be switched off on Tuesday
23rd June.

The announcements from Redmoss can be heard quite well on the
North Norfolk SDR mixing with Radio Scotland from the Burghead /
Westerglen 810 kHz transmitters which will continue.
<http://ncars.ddns.net:8073/>
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK June 23)

U.K.   12050even  Radio Ndarason International in Kanuri language to
( Chad ? target ), S=9+40dB powerhouse at -35dBm level, here in central
Europe. At 20.21 UT on June 27, via Encompass Digital Media Services at
Woofferton England site.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

U.K.  9860even  KBS World Seoul in Korean towards all-Europe at 07-08 UT
via ENC  Encompass Digital Media Services shortwave site Woofferton
England, S=8-9 strange lobe signal into Alberta-CAN. 10.5 kHz wideband
audio block. Talk by two Korean mens.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

USA/CUBA (?)  9330even  EMPTY carrier noted at 07.27 UT today, S=9+10dB,
could be either WBCQ - or - Cuban Spy Number station TX
from Bejucal site parked special ?

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

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

Gerry Thomas, RIP

Sad to read of the passing of our friend Gerry Thomas. Thankfully talked
with him several months ago. Condolences to his family and friends.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, via swedish SWB #1953 June 28)

Gerry Thomas, KB4JFM, a DXer since the mid-1970's was running the
'Radio Plus + Electronics' located in Pensacola, Florida and was starting
in the mid-1980's to provide MW DXers with DX tools that would enhance the
DXing experience.

Over the years, most sales have come as the result of word-of-mouth
referrals and reviews in radio club bulletins. Nonetheless, hundreds of
our flagship product, the Quantum Loop, have been sold and are in use by
DXers around the world.
(Very sad news for the DX community.
TN Thomas Nilsson-SWE, Swedish SWB #1953 June 28)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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