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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany


BC-DX 1491                                                   04 Jan 2022
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ARMENIA/KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   {TWR Europe / CAMENA now on Slovak Republic }
2x  eQSL from TWR. Frequencies 612 kHz and 864 kHz. The report was sent to

<kdobos -at- twr.org>

waited 18 days for a response. Kalman Dobos (he is of Hungarian origin,
therefore, nevertheless, Dobos, not Dobos) writes that for reasons of
policy TWR does not can enter the specific location of the transmitters.

{this TWR policy happened in past two decades since 2004 year, Bishkek
Krasnaya Rechka KGZ 612, and Yerevan Gavar ARM 864, wb.}
Okay okay but we know him.
Images:
<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/TWR_211023_1.jpg>

<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/TWR_211023_2.jpg>
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, "open-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

<kdobos -at- twr.org>  TWR organization address Vienna-AUT mentioned on
relig stn table WRTH 2022 on page #524 is not found, their TWR usual
'veiled policy amongst NE and CeAS muslim religion targets' is lived since
2004 year, when TWR based at Amsterdam The Netherlands these days.

TWR Vienna Europe schedule table last found in WRTHs 2018 and 2019 year.
The TWR Europe and CAMENA organization moved in the meantime to page #493
under Bratislava, Slovak Republic, in Europe, instead of Austria.  wb.

ARMENIA   12075 kHz  TWR India via Yerevan Gavar site, Dec 20, huge signal
1334 UT in listed Kharia languag service playing pleasant romantic local
pop songs, folk flavored. OM tlks from 1337 UT with mtns of Bible, etc.

Light echo noted. Man ends prayer with "Amen!" and then YL with closing
anmts 1344 UT over keyboard mx including ID and post office box #13 (in
Ranchi??) 824002, also phone number 7761816214 (12?) in multi languages.

More mx, OM final anmts with piano, then TWR jingle and shift to next
language segment at 1345 UT. Very fun, - 12075 kHz TWR India via Yerevan
Gavar, Dec 24. Playing subcontinental vocal at 1257 UT, extremely nice
signal in Hindi svc.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

AUSTRALIA   Follow The Sydney to Hobart Race Via Your Radio!

Greetings from The Team at Tecsun Radios Australia.

We hope you are well and keeping safe and well this festive season!
Are You Ready for Some Boxing Day Action?

For the last 76 years, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race has been run on
Boxing Day December 26. Sadly last year due to COVID, the Cruising Yacht
Club of Australia announced that the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race would
not be proceeding in 2020. The great news is it will be recommencing in
2021.

The race covers 628 nautical miles from Sydney to Hobart. Installation
of an operational HF transceiver is mandatory for all vessels entered
in the race.

HF and shortwave radio enthusiasts can listen in to position and weather
reports during the race by monitoring the following frequencies:

Primary HF frequency: 4483 kHz USB

Secondary frequency:  6516 kHz USB

6516 kHz USB is constantly monitored by relay vessel "JBW" owned and
donated for use during the race by Mr John Winning, owner of
Appliances Online. JBW is a 70 foot motor cruiser.

Weather forecasts:
4426 kHz, 8176 kHz, 12365 kHz and 16546 kHz, USB at 1030, 1430 and
1830 AEST daily,

2201 kHz, 6507 kHz, 8176 kHz and 12365 kHz USB at 0230, 0630 and
2230 AEST daily.

Tasmanian weather forecasts on the above frequencies at:
1130 and 1530 AEST

Tasmanian maritime radio:
2524 kHz, 4146 kHz, and 6627 kHz USB at 0745, 1345, 1633 and 1903 AEST

Position reports:
4483 kHz USB at 1935, 2035 and 0635 AEST daily

{AEST UT +11hrs   gh}
<https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/australia/hobart>

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We would love to know what you have discovered with your radio and what
you have been listening to. Remember to send your listening reports to

<hello -at- tecsunradios.com.au>

<hello -at- tecsunradios.com.au?subject=My%20Listeners%20Report>

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(Tecsun Radios Australia, Dec 22)

Can you send this out to the members mate for Punching day (Boxing day).
Thanks mate and Merry Xmas Johno
(Al Kirton to John Wright-AUS, via Wayne Bastow-AUS, ArDXC-dist-groups.io
Dec 22/23; also via wor Dec 23)

AUSTRALIA   5055 kHz  Radio 4KZ, on Jan 3, from 0915 UT till cut off at
0957:05* UT; above average reception, as I was easily able to ID most of
the pop songs; Bee Gees "Words," Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl," Beatles
- "All You Need Is Love," Bertie Higgins - "Casablanca" [brief audio
attached], Go West - "King Of Wishful Thinking," Tears For Fears -
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World," etc.; some commercial announcements.
Tomorrow should cut off at 0957:00* UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 4)

AUSTRIA   7330 kHz  Radio Joystick, The Charlie-Prince Show on air.
Excellent signal here in Birmingham, UK.  73's, John Gleeson.

7330 kHz  Radio Joystick, The Charlie-Prince Show on air; via ORS
Moosbrunn site, at *1100-1111 UT, Jan 02, id. "The Charlie-Prince Show",
German, comments, pop songs. 45444.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, BrDXC-UK groups.io Jan 2)

BOTSWANA   15579.993 kHz  US AGM relay site Moepeng Hill Botswana VoA in
English 18-20 UT, noted fluttery S=7 signal at 19.15 UT on Jan 3.

15730.005 kHz  VoA in French at 18.30-19.30 UT, also S=7 signal in Greece
Europe at 19.20 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 3)

BRAZIL   Radio Casa AM, 5900 kHz, 2021-Dec-30, 1952 UT: The first station
of a South America bandscan was unknown to me, it turned out to be this
pirate station with Brazilian and anglo popmusic, quite pleasant to listen
to. IDs after each song. They have a // frequency of 7455 kHz, and
a second channel with different music on 8000 kHz, which IDs as "Radio
Casa 8000". 5900 kHz: 35443 7455 kHz: 55444 8000 kHz: 45343 on KiwiSDR Sao
Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. Further away, not so much: An hour later there
was just a carrier on 7455 kHz on the receiver in Montevideo.

Radio Voz Missionaria, 5938.95 kHz, 2021-Dec-30, 2006 UT: English-language
song "Beautiful City of God", 55444 on KiwiSDR Sao Bernardo do Campo,
Brazil. // 9666.44 kHz 55555

Radio Inconfidencia, 6010 kHz, 2021-Dec-30, 2009 UT: music, then a quick
lucky ID "Inconfidencia da Radio", 45333 on KiwiSDR Sao Bernardo do Campo,
Brazil. // 15190.1 kHz 25311

Radio Marumby, 6080 kHz, 2021-Dec-30, 2018 UT: Christian programming in
Portuguese, "espirito do Deus", song "O Senhor", 55555 on KiwiSDR Sao
Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. This signal creates (locally) strong spurs
wobbling around on 6035.5 and 6124.5 kHz, with a scratchy sound but good
enough to identify as // . NOT heard on 9515 kHz which had AWR in French
from Madagascar at this time, and nothing else (le royeaume de Dieu),
45333.

Radio Saturno, 6150 kHz, 2021-Dec-30, 2025 UT: This newly reported station
produced, if anything, nothing but a strong empty carrier. At first it
sounded just like Radio Cairo. But the weak modulation heard under the
slight hum turned out to be in Arabic, so that would be BBC from A'Seela
Oman.

Radio Boa Vontade, 6160.1 kHz, 2021-Dec-30, 2029 UT: Christian programming
in Brazilian Portuguese, 33333 on KiwiSDR Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil.
// 9550.07 kHz 55444; 11895.10 kHz 55440 (no modulation).
(Eike Bierwirth-D, hcdx Dec 29/30)

BRAZIL / UNID   Fairly strong signal on 5938.95 kHz with male speaking in
unidentified language, peaking to S-9.  Bleed over interference from WRMI
on 5950 kHz. Any idea of what this might be?
(Mike Newland, Morgantown KY-USA, wor Jan 1)

Re UNID  5938.951 kHz measured at 00.30 UT also here in western Europe, of
Brazil 'Radio Voz Missionaria' Cambori. Bras Portuguese language.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 1)

BRAZIL   Thanks for share the location data, see also two masts of 19mb
15190v kHz outlet.

9666.472 kHz very odd fq of Radio Voz Missionaria, 21.40 UT, S=6-7
in BrasPort language.

9819.130 kHz  Radio 9 de Julho at 21.43 UT, S=6 strength, and 800 Hertz
heterodyne whistle tone against co-ch even 9820 kHz broadcast from China
mainland.

BRA_Radio Inconfidencia 15190 kHz  19 53 59.39 S  44 03 08.62 W
all the best for a properous year 2022,
and a lot sunspot reflection up to the maximum in 2025 / 2026 year.

ZYL-275 MW Belo Horizonte 880 kHz, 100 kW
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 28 / 31)

BRAZIL   9666.385 kHz  Dec 24 at 0728 UT, R. Voz Missionaria keeps creep-
ing upward, now here, one of best extracontinental signals overnight,
S4-S7 with good modulation in songs, 0730 UT pause for 4:30 a.m. time-
check.

9666.388 kHz  Dec 26 at 0711 UT, R. Voz Missionaria, music could be se-
cular, S4/S5. Dec 24 it was at .385, so in 48 hours it drifted up only
3 Hz, contrary to my calculation based on previous bimonth averaging
4.8 Hz per day. We'll see how it average out over a week or so.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

9666.351 BRA  10 kW  ZYE890  "a melhor estacao, Radio Voz Missionaria",
         Camboriu SC  <www.gideoes.com.br>  at 04.19 UT Dec 21 in Bras-
         Port, 10 kHz wideband signal. Excellent propagation from SoAM
         tonight, 10 kHz wideband audio in music peaks.
(wb, Dec 21)

BULGARIA   [Taiwan non]  5900 kHz  RTI relay via Spaceline Ltd. SPC-NURTS
Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site.  Received a QSL card from Radio
Taiwan International. 2021 Nov 14, at 17:00-17:30 UT, SOF 5900 kHz 50 kW
at 30degrees azimuth, in Russian.
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

BULGARIA   Internetsendungen von Radio Bulgarien.

Die deutschsprachige Redaktion von Radio Bulgarien nahm Weihnachtsgruesse
zum Anlass, sich bei alten Freunden per e-Mail in Erinnerung zu rufen:

"Wir wuenschen Ihnen ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch in
ein hoffentlich besseres Jahr 2022 !

Bei allen, die uns geschrieben haben, bedanken wir uns ganz herzlich und
moechten jene, die es vielleicht nicht wissen, darueber informieren, dass
wir seit dem Sommer unsere Audioprogramme wieder aufgenommen haben.

Wenn Sie also Lust haben, koennen Sie sich auf unserer Internetseite
in deutscher Sprache

<https://bnr.bg/de>

umschauen und sich unsere Sendungen anhoeren. Zu finden sind sie oben,
unter der Aufschrift Sendungen auf Deutsch auf blauem Hintergrund."
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 30)

CHINA   CRI "China Radio Plus" renamed "CGTN Radio".

"China Radio Plus", the global English service of China Radio Inter-
national, renamed "CGTN Radio" on December 14, 2021. Also the slogan of
the service "Connecting with China and the World" was replaced with "Hear
the difference", which corresponds to CGTN's slogan "See the difference".

Along with this, the percentage of "CGTN Radio" in the contents of
24H CRI English AM service in Beijing (846 kHz, 10 kW) has been increased.
The original article is at
<https://cahcn.github.io/posts/2021-12-17-CGTN-Radio.html>

By the way, CGTN is the abbreviation of "China Global TV Network", which
was set up in December 31, 2016, for Chinese global TV propaganda.
(Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo, Japan; wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 27)

CHINA   3989.992  GPBS, PBS Gannan, Tibetan ? language, 15 kW unit from
Hezuo location site, S=7 at 12.11 UT on Dec 23.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 23)

CHINA   re CRI Russian via Hutubi Urumqi far northwestern China 1521 kHz.
Reactivation of the powerful China radio transmitter on 1521 kHz.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKMOE5XvR3Q>
(Franck Baste F4LKC, BrDXC-UK groups.io Dec 26)

CHINA   RTOs resumed broadcasting in Russian on 1521 kHz CeAS Urumqi
channel.

The video shows the reception on December 25 at 18 UT.
<https://youtu.be/TKMOE5XvR3Q>
<https://mediumwave.info/2021/12/26/china-6/>
(Alex Miatlikov-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

see also item of August and November 2021:
CHINA   CRI Russian language decline on China International Radio.
Interesting features of recent times:

- from August 31, audio broadcasts in Russian not even laid out on
  the site (!)

- in my opinion, for the first time in history, they did not update
  the schedule for the new season - the summer is still hanging.

- there are repetitions of thematic programs.

- cancellation of MW broadcasting through Urumqi Xinjiang
  (1323 and 1521 kHz
  {latter powerhouse once started in 1966year with 2000 kW }

see SW and MW Urumqi Hutubi 1521 kHz RTC #654 site
<https://goo.gl/maps/fHK8hvu32gfqb2sM9>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=3a9fe5ca-12b1-4ed5-a290-
57782b97b728&cp=44.164573~86.894886&lvl=17&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

44 09 49.6 N  86 53 43.9 E
Hutubi, Changji, Xinjiang, China
<https://www.asiawaves.net/mediumwave-1500.htm#mediumwave-1521>

- 963 and 1323 kHz are still in operation in the Far East.

- well, the fact that for several months now music has been broadcast
  in several languages ?? instead of broadcasts ??

Maybe someone heard some information about the situation in the Russian
service on the air or communicated with employees? By the way, they don't
answer e-mail either :)

In general, it seems that there will soon be large-scale reductions in
traditional broadcasting. Although in the case of China there is also
a positive point - the less China, the more chances to accept something
more interesting ...
(Alex Miatlikov-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx", via Anatoly Klepov-RUS,
RUSdx #1160 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 21)

CHINA   Firstly, I have noticed recently, that the English service of
'China Radio International' now seems to be IDing as CGTN Radio. I'm not
sure if this is at all times, but I can't recall hearing either the
"China Plus" or "CRI" IDs recently.

New programme schedule.
Also, as of December 14, China now has a new worldwide broadcast programme
schedule accessed via

<http://chinaplus.cri.cn/radio/program-schedule/737725>

The "Beijing AM 846" schedule seems to be the same as the shortwave
schedule and is found at
<http://chinaplus.cri.cn/radio/program-schedule/737819>

I haven't checked the full schedule, but spot checks confirm the new
shortwave schedule is as shown for Beijing AM846.
(Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, BrDXC-UK and wor Dec 24)

CHINA/GEORGIA  {ABKHAZIA on RUSSIA soil 'now', at Sukhumi bcast center
site}

9534.999 kHz CRI Nepalese sce scheduled 15.00-15.57 UT from
         RTC #594 broadcast center at Xian Xianyang location.

198 Hertz interference whistle tone QRM noted in Delhi, Athens,
and Poland SDR units remotedly,

both rather poor afternoon fade out time 15.48 UT on co-channel
9534.801 kHz measured from Sukhumi bcast center site.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

CHINA   China Radio International French Service Beijing.

Received a QSL card from the French edition of Radio China International
for the report dated June 20, 2021. Also, paper crafts and bookmarks with
the theme of the Great Wall of China were put in the envelope. The date of
sending the letter is November 18, 2021. On June 22nd, the report was
confirmed by Ying Lian using an e-QSL card.

<https://freerutube.info/2022/01/01/qsl-china-radio-international-french-
service-kitaj-iyun-2021-goda/>

{Va ethnic minority group picture. 17865 kHz Kashi-Saibagh RTC #2022 site,
 20 June 2021, 06:10 - 07:05 UT.

<https://freerutube.info/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/img_7298.jpg>

Report in French / Englisch, per E-Mail to   <crifra -at- cri.com.cn>
<yinglian -at- cri.com.cn>   RX SDRplay RSP1. Antenna long wire 42 meters,
location Saratov, Russia, Europe.

(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS, 'open-dx', via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

CHINA   4940 kHz at 1000 UT, Jan 3, still with the "This is the Voice of
Taiwan Strait News Radio" ID in English; not // 4900 kHz.

6060 // 7225 kHz, Sichuan PBS-2, 1030 UT on Jan 3. Pleased to hear them
with the usual multi-language IDs - "Sichuan minzu guangbo, Sichuan Ethnic
Radio"; fair reception on both frequencies.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 4)

CUBA   4765 kHz  4747 & 4783 kHz approx., Dec 25 at 0422 UT, scratchy pa-
rasitic spurs out of 4765 kHz Radio Progreso Bejucal site which itself is
suptorted vs CODAR. Something's always wrong at RadioCuba.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1026 Dec 26)

re CODAR broadband
4789.980 USA  WBCQ in ME state northeastern corner, unstable
         TOM BS likely, program of S=7-8 at 03.20 UT on Dec 18, and QRM
         of CODAR broadband signal on 4769 to 4813 kHz.
4765 kHz nothing noted on air 03.31 UT, no Bejucal R Progreso 01.30-05.00
(wb, Dec 18)

15140 kHz  Dec 22 at 2000 UT, RHC continues in Spanish, what happened to
English ?  Something's always wrong at RHC. About today being "dia del
Educador" since 1961, and hyping Cuba as "territorio libre de anal-
fabetismo", land free of illiteracy. Is this another lie?

Venezuela also makes that claim - then why are those the two least free
countries in Latin America? Then 2004 UT weather report from Dr. Jose
Rubiera,

<https://www.cibercuba.com/noticias/2019-01-23-u164415-e164415-s27061-
jose-rubiera-celebro-su-cumpleanos-72>

including snow in Labrador, -14 in Calgary, also bits of US, Mexico,
Central America and Caribbean predixions. He also appears in English
around :15 past those hours. En seguida: deportes.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

CUBA   RHC Spanish on Wed Dec 29 at 13.30 UT, 9535.006 kHz Bejucal site
of 100 kW towards MEX to CLM LatinAM, S=6 and co-ch China CRI Nepalese
on even 9535 kHz.

// 9710.005 kHz also Bejucal 50 kW transmission towards Antilles,
Trinidad, Suriname, French Guyana, S=6-7 or -86dBm strength.

// 11760even from Bauta site, Jazz mx, BUZZ 4 x 120 Hertz strings visible
and heard buzz audio,
// 13700even kHz Bauta site outlet, at same hour.

and log of Jan 1st

5024.996 kHz R Rebelde Bauta at 12.45 UT on Jan 1, and
6000even + harmonic 12000even -96dBm from Quivican San Felipe TITAN site
and //
6099.998 kHz from Bauta center at 12.54 UT on Jan 1.

RHC Spanish singer program also on 9535.004 towards Central AM, and
9710.003 towards Trinidad/Antilles, also BUZZ distorted signal on
11760even via Bauta non-directional site.
13740even S=5-6 at 13.17 UT,
15140even mx px at 13.22 UT S=7-8,
15230even via Quivican San Felipe TITAN site, poor backlobe at 13.23 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 29 / Jan 1)

CUBA [and non?]  5040 kHz, Jan 3 at 0432 UT, S7-S9 open carrier, RHC?  Too
weak unless something be drastically wrong; too strong and too early to be
Vanuatu. 5025 kHz R Rebelde is also much weaker than usual.
Something's always wrong? at RadioCuba ?

9650 kHz Jan 3 at 0450 UT, RHC Spanish, S=9+20dB, overmodulated & distort-
ed, modulation cutting out. This is the Antillas service supposed to
switch from 9710 kHz at 0000 UT. // always weaker 9535 kHz for CeAmerica.
Something's always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

9700 kHz  Jan 3 at 0452 UT, RHC English here instead of alt. 6165 kHz,
VG S=9+30dB and good modulation; propaganda claiming Cuba is "not on its
knees", and the "economy is viable". Time for another link to The Other
Side, altho not exactly the same subject:

"Like the Prosecutor's Office, Cuban judges turn their backs on justice in
the trials against 11-J protesters. They have not challenged the lack of
arguments to support the crime of sedition, nor the absence of impartial
witnesses against the accused.
Lucia Alfonso Mirabal, La Habana 03 Enero 2022 - 16:29 CET"

<https://diariodecuba.com/derechos-humanos/1641223798_36544.html>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Jan 3)

CZECH REPUBLIC/CSR/CSSR   Last day for Czech Radio on LW 270 kHz.

On Jan 1st at 20.30 UT heard on longwave in central Europe

153 ROU Brasov
    ALG Bechar maintenance tests only observed seldom in 2021 year.
162 F  TDF time signal
171 MRC Medi1
189 ISL RUV
198 UK_ BBC R4 / WS
207 ISL RUV
225 POL Polskie R1
234 LUX RTL Junglinster
243 DEN Kalundborg, not on air
    at this time of the day (thanks Ydun Ritz* comment)
252 IRL RTE 1
270 CZE gone forever
(73 wb  Jan 1, 2022)

CZECH REPUBLIC   Cesky rozhlas Dvojka (Radio Two) fittingly played the
song "The Final Count down" just before the 639 kHz MW transmitter was
switched off. It wasn't just the countdown to the start of the new year
but the end of MW (and LW) for the Czech public broadcaster. That was also
one of the songs that Radio Berlin International played during the English
program on its last day, 2 October 1990

<https://shortwavearchive.com/archive/radio-berlin-international-final-
episode-october-2-1990>

Good signal at times into the Delft SDR receiver but competing with Spain
(RNE). After Dvojka signed off, Spain was in the clear, with a transi-
tioning from one set of bells to another. I recorded the last hour of
LW 270 and MW 639 kHz and will archive them later.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor Jan 1)

I listened to the final hour of Czech Radio on 270 kHz via the University
Enschede Twente SDR. Carrier cut right at 2300 UT December 31 during the
clock chimes for the New Year.

I don't speak Czech, but earlier in the 2200 UT news headlines I could
make out enough that Radiozurnal was advising listeners of the closure of
long and medium waves, and promoting FM, DAB, and online streaming as
alternatives.

Rather poignant seeing the signal disappear from the SDR waterfall
display.
(Stephen Luce, Houston-TX-USA, wor Jan 1)

Re: Czech radio switches off MW and LW as 2022 starts.
Richard, Yes, exactly, that rock song by the group Europe was the last for
the Cesky rozhlas Dvojka's mediumwave presence.

I also heard it on 639 kHz as well as on 954 kHz with fading. As I re-
member the final count down for the new year started but the transmission
ended abruptly as local midnight arrived.

By the end, I would like to refer back to when this subject started circu-
lating on this list in September 2021 in order to summarize my observa-
tions for the records.

On September 21, 2021, Mike Terry in this group called my attention to the
loop informing the audience of Cesky rozhlas Dvojka (CRo 2)'s mediumwave
broadcasting cease:
"Since the beginning of this month, Cesky rozhlas Dvojka has been broad-
asting information about their closure on medium wave."

...
"On this occasion, a warning begins to be broadcast on the AM transmitters
of Dvojka radio. It aims to prepare the auditor for this stage. Listeners
on Dvojka's AM frequencies are alerted by a message announcing that the
broadcast will end on December 31, 2021.

In the weeks and months to come, Czech Radio will intensify this
broadcasting."

I was able to hear CRo 2 early in the mornings (from broadcast start at
4am weekdays and 5am on weekends to around 8am) and in the evenings until
its closure time local time on 639 and 954 kHz; and CRo Plus on 1071 kHz
sometimes at nights.

Here in Budapest, Hungary, 639 kHz was usually better than 954 kHz.

My monitoring could confirm the closure message on CRo 2 but I couldn't
confirm that that message broadcast became more intensified until the
closure. It was not more frequent than in the previous months of October
and November 2021. It could be heard once in every 3-4 hour.

Its broadcast times were variable. Sometimes I had heard it at 7am local-
time superseding the news, then at other times it was broadcasted after
the news segment (which contains news, weather and traffic news), but at
other times it appeared after 7.35 local time. The message segment lasted
around 5 minutes interrupting CRo 2's running programme for the duration
of the message segment then switched back to the interrupted programme.

The message segment consisted of the followings:
It began with a very-short music to separate the program segments, then
a 2 minute-long speech about the closure and receiving possibilities
including contact details where questions were answered, then the music
again, the remaining time was fulfilled with a shortened closure warning
message.

Local time: local time in the Czech Republic and in Hungary is the same
(UTC+1hr in winter and UTC+2hrs in summer period).
Until this time European Union member states couldn't agree to end winter
and summer daylight saving. #
(Tibor Gaal-HNG, wor Jan 1)

{ # radio operators find DST very useful. EU politicans in Brussels have
a discussion about this topic without any knowledge about the time zone
problem between Algarve and Helsinki distance.  wb. }

German Press Agency, DPA: Czech radio switches off medium wave as 2022
year starts.

<https://www.dpa-international.com/topic/czech-radio-switches-medium-wave-
2022-starts-urn%3Anewsml%3Adpa.com%3A20090101%3A220101-99-556702>

By Michael Heitmann
Prague (dpa) - Radio reception on medium wave (MW) and long wave (LW)
has been history in many parts of Europe for years.

Now, in the Czech Republic, at least the public broadcaster will stop
transmitting on MW and LW as the new year starts on Saturday.

The powerful transmitters on the frequencies 270, 639 and 954 kilohertz
could also be received in large parts of Germany.

The reason given for the move was the widespread availability of
terrestrial digital radio DAB+ and the high costs of broadcasting.

Those still listening using medium waves were to be persuaded to switch
with a campaign. The radio station Cesky Rozhlas set up a telephone
hotline to answer questions.

It was not known at first whether the transmitters would be retained or
used for other purposes.

The antenna of the medium-wave transmitter Liblice B east of Prague is
considered the highest structure in the Czech Republic, with a height
of 355 metres.

Impuls, the most-listened to private radio station, wants to remain
faithful to medium wave for the time being. It broadcasts its second
programme, with pop and country music, on analogue transmission.
(Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Sat, Jan 1, 2022; via Mike Cooper-UK, Jan 2)

Re: [bdxc-news] Czech Radio closures tonight.
This feature on the Czech radio closures (in Czech) with a photo gallery
of the powerful 750 kilowatt Liblice transmitter site (639 kHz):

"Come with us to see what it looks like and works on the most powerful
medium-wave radio transmitter in the Czech Republic, before its last heart
cools down for the last day in 2021. View the photo gallery of the entire
technical background and listen to how a giant transformer can sing."

<https://www.idnes.cz/technet/audio-foto-video/konec-am-vysilac-vysilani-
cesky-rozhlas-liblice-sv-stredni-vlny.A211216_114104_audio-foto-video_nyv>

Translated to English:

<https://www-idnes-cz.translate.goog/technet/audio-foto-video/konec-am-
vysilac-vysilani-cesky-rozhlas-liblice-sv-stredni-
vlny.A211216_114104_audio-foto-
video_nyv?_x_tr_sl=cs&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc>
(via Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Dec 31)

Recorded last 4 minutes 45 of longwave 270 kHz on a Perseus SDR

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYfY7KJ9Zos>

Closedown recorded on a reel to reel taperecorder, received on a
Volksempfaenger

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82nnVCezGMQ>

"The Volksempfaenger ("people's receiver") was a range of radio receivers
developed by engineer Otto Griessing at the request of Joseph Goebbels,
the Reich Minister of Propaganda of the Nazi regime. The purpose of the
Volksempfaenger program was to make radio reception technology affordable
to the general public. Goebbels realized the great propaganda potential of
this relatively new medium and thus considered widespread availability of
receivers highly important."

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksempfaenger>

ploader Josef Bogin comments:

Translation: Good evening. At this very moment, you're listening to a
common transmission of Czech Radio Plus and Radiojournal. Only a couple of
seconds are what's left of the year 2021. In a while, the bells of Saint
Vitus' Cathedral will introduce us to the new year of 2022".

The bells toll and the modulation is cut short before the anthem.

Most of these radios are found in a bastardized state, incl. the swastika
being ground down or filled in. This particular piece was missing the
power cord, the cardboard back panel, the mains power switch snapped and
the electrolytics were shot. From the bottom of the chassis I've soldered
in two small electrolytics and kept the old HYDRAWERK ones on top.

I've also masked the legs of the VY2 rectifier, which was working, but
with decreased cathode emissions and hidden in an 1N4007 from the bottom
of the chassis. There also was a leaky coupling capacitor of the triode
section which caused loud, ear-splitting oscillations but that was fixed
in a jiffy. Afterwards, the radio sprang to life and I've made a re-
placement cardboard backpanel.
(via Mike Barraclough-UK, wor Jan 1)

As attached for the collections.

Back then perhaps no one overseas got to know it:
A full 28 years ago it appeared as if that moment had already come, with
the purpose of this transmitter, serving the whole of Czechoslovakia,
being obsolete. Back then it was a reprive at almost last minute, with the
limitations that the transmitter was now switched off overnight and the
output reduced from 1500 to 750 kW.

Here's a related TV report:
<https://streamable.com/rg8vpf>

And a nice collection of photos herein:

<https://www.televizniweb.cz/2021/12/dlouhe-vlny-ceskeho-rozhlasu-konci-
navstivili-jsme-vysilac-topolna-ktery-se-na-silvestra-definitivne-odmlci/>

... with the necessary addition that the solid-state transmitter (which in
fact is the very one turned off 21 years ago at Burg) is of course not to
blame, as the comment under the article does, for the awful sound. That
was their attempt to compensate for the lowering of the output to a mere
50 kW.
(By the way, as far as I know were the tube transmitters last run at
350 kW.)

And these 50 kW were already a last reprive, else they would have shut it
down already in 2014. But at this point there was still a listener base in
Slovakia they did not want to disappoint.

Talking about waterfall diagrams: What can be immediately seen there is
that now all three upper longwave channels in a row are completely empty
(in addition to 180 kHz with its former 177 / 183 kHz split usage), or is
the 279 kHz agony in Turkmenistan still not over?
(Kai Kudwig-D / via Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor Jan 1)

The Dissolution of Czechoslovakia (Czech: Rozdleni Ceskoslovenska,
Slovak: Rozdelenie Cesko-Slovenska) took effect on January 1, 1993, and
was the self-determined split of the federal republic of Czechoslovakia
into the independent countries of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Both
mirrored the Czech Socialist Republic and the Slovak Socialist Republic,
which had been created in 1969 as the constituent states of the Czecho-
slovak Federal Republic.

It is sometimes known as the Velvet Divorce, a reference to the bloodless
Velvet Revolution of 1989, which had led to the end of the rule of the
Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. (Wikipedia)
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Dec 31)

Re: [WOR] Last day for Czech Radio on 270 kHz.

Without the sugar coat it was a secession of Slovakia. From which they did
not gain so terribly much.

Broadcasting was never fully centralized, on the radio side only with the
Hvezda/Czechoslovakia program, primarily from Prague but with contri-
butions from Bratislava and some Slovaks being staff members at Prague.

With the dissolution it became a service of what is now Cesky Rozhlas,
assuming the new or rather very old name Radiozurnal. Transmission in
Slovakia ceased immediately, bringing an end to high power operations on
1521 kHz, suddenly opening up the frequency for reception of Saudi-Arabia
and Urumqi Hutubi China.

The longwave transmitter happened to be just barely on the Czech side,
a few kilometres away from the border, twice as far away from Prague than
from Bratislava, a rather accidental outcome of the original search for a
suitable location. So it stayed on air with what was now Radiozurnal, then
was first considered for closure after just one year.

Another detail: A few years later it was seriously considered to insert
Radio Prague programming, in particular in German, here. The attempt was
primarily defeated by the separation between domestic and foreign broad-
casting. The separate accounting for chunks of airtime of one and the same
transmitter would have been too complicated.
(via Kai Kudwig-D, wor Jan 1)

CZECH REPUBLIC   RPI QSL Karten 2022.  Das ging aber schnell.
Die 8 neuen QSL Karten des Jahres 2022 von RPI mit Motiv "Tschechiens
Superlative" sind schon auf der HP zu sehen.

<https://deutsch.radio.cz/qsl-karten-8700831>
(Paul Gager-AUT, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 1)

CZECH REP/DENMARK longwave.  Re:  Last day for Czech Radio on 270 kHz.
Thanks, yes I was aware of the complicated schedule of the still in
service on Kalundborg duty. But not at 20.30z

kind regards de wolfy  df5sx
<https://www.wwdxc.de/topnews.shtml>

* You forgot DR Kalundborg 243 kHz, which is still on air several times
a day.

Kalundborg Denmark 243 kHz schedule.  Times in UTC
04.45 Weather forecast
05.00 News

07.00 News
07.30 Gymnastics
07.45 Weather forecast
08.00 News

10.45 Weather forecast
11.00 News

16.45 Weather forecast
17.00 News
17.03 Navigational warnings
(Ydun Ritz-DEN, Jan 2)

DENMARK  [non]   Former DSWCI  Tropical Bands Monitor, January 2022
<http://www.dswci.org/tbmonitor/2021.pdf>
(via GH OK USA, wor Jan 4)

DENMARK   Radio208 is back on 5970 kHz broadcasting 24/7 hrs/d with
100 Watt from Hvidovre, Copenhagen. Has been off the air since Dec 9th
due to aerial problems (water in the balun).

Radio208 can now be received a lot better during nighttime on 1440 kHz
(300 Watt from Ishoj, Copenhagen) - because Saudi Arabia apparently has
ceased broadcasting on 1440 kHz.
(Best 73s - Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN   <www.radio208.dk>   hcdx Dec 30)

EGYPT   9809.602 kHz stable on this odd channel today Tue Dec 28 at 19.15
UT and 19.41 UT, Radio Cairo Egypt German scheduled according WRTH 2022,
distorted audio, but music part could be easily recognized. S=9+5dB in
Germany.

9899.601 kHz  Radio Cairo Egypt, TOTALLY DISTORTED AUDIO
modulated, 21.44 UT on Dec 28, S=9+30dB power, unbelievable 44 kHz
wideband audio block.

others in 31 mb
9620DRM mode AIR INDIA S=9 strength at 19.31 UT on Dec 28 in central EUR.

9650.037 kHz for the very first time noted odd fq of R Guinea at 19.33 UT,
S=7 strength here in central EUR.

9675.010 kHz  ARS Saudi International Arabic scheduled, S=9+15dB in cen-
tral EUR,  B U T  instead heard BM/BI Malay Indonesian(!) language section
at 19.35 UT.

9844.958 kHz  NEVER BEFORE oddly frequency on air, the new US Continental
gear, MWV New Life Station, Mahajanga, MDG, Madagascar, for the very first
time heard odd fq WCB/KNLS Russian language 19-20 UT S=9+5dB at 19.37 UT.

9859.977 MRA  RFA Chinese sce from US AGM Saipan Agignan Point site S=6 at
19.40 UT on Dec 28, but hit co-ch by even frequency 9860.000 China main-
land jamming.

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

E'SWATINI  {Swaziland}  15105 kHz Trans World Radio relay heard at 1904 UT
on Dec 20. ID of "This is TWR broadcasting from Eswatini," followed by
group singing in listed Lingala language. Mostly fair.
(Bob Brossell Pewaukee-WI-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

15104.980 kHz odd fq of Manzini-SWZ, S=9 in Europe at 19.12 UT Jan 3, wb.

FRANCE   wor hitliste  <https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm>

<https://www.tdf.fr/sites/default/files/tdf_short_waves_transmission_sched
ule_b21_november_21_.pdf>

(Alan Roe-UK, via wor hitliste  <https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm>
of TDF.fr Jan 1)

GEORGIA   [ABKHAZIA oblast rayon]  Abkhaz Radio Sukhumi was spotted at a
frequency of 9535 kHz 12.00-13.00 UT on December 22nd and 23rd with news
and programs in the Abkhaz language, with the exception of 12.12-12.22 UT,
when news in Russian was heard.

On December 22nd I listened to their program from 04.50 to 05.50 UT. From
09.00-11.00 and 13.00-15.00 UT there was no station service on 9535 kHz.

The content of the news was related to the protests of the opposition
parties and the statements of the president. On December 24, 9535 kHz
broadcast sounded: 04.00-08.00 UT and 12.00-13.00 UT Abkhazian Radio /
news in Russian language sounded from 05.30 to 05.40 UT and from 12.10 to
12.20 UT, and the program in Russian "History of education at school in
Abkhazia" 06.45 to 07.00 UT, and from 11 to 12 UT Auto radio Moscow relay
transmission. They wrote that the power of the transmitter was 5 kW, but
it is hardly so - by the signal strength it is 50 or more kW.
(Rumen Pankov, Sofia-BUL, RUSdx #1165 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 26)

GERMANY   [ALBANIA non]  Received a QSL from the German service of Radio
Tirana Albania for reception of 02 Dec 2021,
16.00-16.30 UT at a frequency of 3985 kHz via Kall Eifel Germany relay
bcast station. On QSL - Albania national football team. The report was
sent by e-mail:
<aibro -at- albaniaonline.net>
(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

{presenter QSLer Astrit Ibro at Radio Tirana bcasting house:
At the end of the 1970s / 1978, Ibro was sent by dictator Enver Hodscha to
the International School of Journalists in Moscow, the Soviet Union, as a
journalist student for training that was true to the communist political
congruency at this era. wb. }

GERMANY   re BCDX #1490:  Radio Bremen MW 935/936/1358 kHz  1951-1999years

Hallo Wolfgang,
die Aussage in BC-DX #1490 zur ehemaligen Mittelwelle von Radio Bremen
"MW 935/936 kHz 1951-1999y"

ist nicht ganz korrekt.

Radio Bremen wurde auf der Wellenkonferenz Kopenhagen 1948 die Mittel-
wellen-Frequenz 1358 KHz zugewiesen, auf der ab dem 15. Maerz 1950 mit 2kW
gesendet wurde. Am neuen Standort Bremen Leher Feld ging am 15. Oktober
1951 ein neuer 20 kW-Mittelwellsender auf 1358 kHz in Betrieb. Ein wei-
terer Mittelwellensender sendete in Bremerhaven auf 1079 kHz.

{After WW II Bremen Hanse City and Bremerhaven harbour was arranged as
special US Occupied Zone of Germany territory to fullfill serve the US
troops in central Europe with US origin steak meat and ice cream ... wb.}

In den 60iger Jahren tauschten die Sender Bremen Leher Feld und Bremer-
haven die Frequenzen, vom Standort Bremer Leher Feld wurde dann auf
1079kHz gesendet, aus Bremerhaven auf 1358kHz. Zusaetzlich wurde die
Leistung am Standort Bremen Leher Feld auf 1079 kHz auf 100 kW erhoeht,
nachts wurde mit reduzierter Leistung gesendet.

Auf der Wellenkonferenz Genf 1975 wurde Radio Bremen die neue Mittelwelle
936 kHz im Gleichwellenbetrieb fuer Bremen und Bremerhaven zugeteilt. "Im
Vorgriff" auf den ab 23. November 1978 gueltigen Genfer Plan wechselte
Radio Bremen bereits am 03. October 1977 auf die Frequenz 935 kHz (nicht
936 kHz). Da auf dieser Frequenz seinerzeit noch AFN Berlin-Dahlem sendete
und es zu Interferenzen kam, wechselte AFN Berlin Ende 1977 von 935 kHz
auf 1106 kHz. Am 23. November 1978 wurde entsprechend dem 9 kHz-Kanal-
raster die Frequenz der Mittelwellen von Radio Bremen auf 936 kHz
angepasst (und von AFN Berlin-Dahlem von 1106 auf 1107 kHz).

Da der Standort Bremen Leher Feld aufgegeben werden musste, wurde fuer die
Mittelwelle 936 kHz am neuen Standort Bremen-Oberneuland ein neuer 50 kW-
Mittelwellsender errichtet, der im Oktober 1998 in Betrieb ging. Dieser
Sender wurde am 10. Maerz 2010 abgeschaltet und am 08. Januar 2014
abgerissen.
(Michael Rickwaertz-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 24)

Re: BC DX #1490:  Radio Bremen MW 935/936/1358 kHz  1951-1999years
an die beiden Michael's

Der Kandidat hat 100 Punkte.
Natuerlich Michael, vollkommen recht hast Du mit Deiner Korrektur 1358 /
935 kHz am Standort Radio Bremen.

Habe ich alles selbst ueber die Jahrzehnte 'miterlebt'  {und vergessen} ,

mit NordMende Carmen Roehrengeraet und drehbarer Magnetstab-Antenne in den
50zigern,

dann anfangs 1962 mit dem Schaub-Lorenz Touring T40 aus Pforzheim,
NordMende Globetrotter aus Bremen,
Grundig Satellit 208 in 1968 aus Fuerth,
dem Drake SPR4 fuer 2600 DM beim Bauer Importeur in Bamberg Franken
besorgt, usw. usw.

Und die Frequenz MW 1358 kHz hatte auch aufkommend QRM Schwierigkeiten
mit der spaeteren Gleichkanal-Belegung durch die DDR und Albanien,
kann ich mich noch diffus erinnern.

Mein Bezug auf den Zeitraum ab 1951 bezog sich auf den Google Earth
Lokation Eintrag Bremen Leher Feld, der dann spaeter zugunsten Oberneuland
auf dem freien Landwirtschaftsfeld aufgegeben wurde. Mit grossem Wohl-
wollen sieht man noch die TX-Haus Narbe und Reste der Mastfundamente auf
dem freien Feld im Google Earth image.

Ingenieur Waniewski von ex-TransRadio Berlin hat ja schoene detaillierte
Fotos und die Erklaerung dazu auf seiner - still - greifbaren Webseite
veroeffentlicht. (siehe links in TopNews #1490)
73 wolfgang df5sx

GERMANY/AUSTRIA/FRANCE/USA/UZBEKISTAN

Re: Gruss an Bord, Greetings on Board on air.

I bet there will be an argument that they put out exactly what they were
supposed to put on air. Which always, since these shortwave relays start-
ed, was NDR Info Spezial. This is the former mediumwave programming, and
I understand that in earlier years the full four hours went out only
there, not on FM.

This year, after the reshuffeling, it was the other way round: NDR Info
Spezial had childrens programming until 1900z. Contrary to what the own
program page of Gruss an Bord announced.

<https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/info/programm/Gruss-an-Bord-So-empfangen-
Sie-die-Sendung,grussanbord712.html>

So no one should be surprised that Media Broadcast did what they always
did, unless they were explicitely told otherwise. I guess there will be
some digging in mail folders after New Year's Day ...

And so the mess-up corrected itself at 1900z. There was certainly no
chance for a correction anymore when this was noted after 1800z. I doubt
that remotely resetting satellite receivers at {MBR} Nauen-GER and ORS
Moosbrunn-AUT sites is possible, at least without a risk of messing up
everything. And communicating such a change within minutes to France (if,
again, anyone was there at all) and the {RRTM Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan
bcast center} Tashkent Shortwave Transmitting Station would certainly be
expected a bit too much.
(Kai Ludwig-D, wor Dec 25)

GERMANY   Gruss an Bord, Greetings on Board on air. NDR Hamburg on SW:

No such shortwave relay between 2100 and 2200 UT was booked at all. I they
did it for the reasons I suspect: I doubt that it saved anything.

Anyway, I meanwhile got it confirmed that indeed in the old format until
last year the last round of recorded greetings went out via NDR Info
Spezial only. And the accidental shortwave relay of the childrens pro-
gramming is particularly ironic: Until last year it was part of the
FM program schedule and then thrown out there as part of the reformatting.

Their farewell from FM was a masterpiece of the genre to spice childrens
programming with satire and sarcasm for adults. Those who understand
German should not miss it, it's a miracle that no one did prevent it from
being broadcast.

<https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/info/sendungen/mikado/Der-
Abendzauberwald,abendzauberwald100.html>

(Kai Ludwig-D, wor Dec 26)

I called NDR in Hamburg by telephone. They told me that Media Broadcast
Cologne chose the wrong program for the SW relay and NDR hoped this would
be corrected from 1900 UTC. Which Media Broadcast did.
(Harald DL1AX, Kuhl Goettingen Germany, BrDXC-UK bdxc-uk iog, Dec 24)

NDR Hamburg, MBR Cologne. Gruss an Bord. Greetings on Board on air.
Deutschland digital 2021 an Heiligabend auf Kurzwelle.

24 December 2021,  1800-2100z : NDR - Gruss an Bord
6080 (RRTM Tashkent), 9610 (ORS Moosbrunn), 9740 (MBR Nauen),
9820 (TDF Issoudun), 11650 (MBR Nauen), 15770 (WRMI, Okeechobee-FL-USA)

Annual Christmas broadcast. Music, chat and greetings in German

<https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/info/veranstaltungen/Gruss-an-Bord-Ein-
frohes-Fest-auch-allen-Seeleuten,grussanbord690.html>

(HFCC via SWLDXBulgaria News and NDR Hamburg Germany)

I reminded Jeff about 15770kHz at 1806UT, but still SMTV English at 1828UT

6080 kHz Uzbekistan is best into UTwente, tho it can't be aimed thataway.

15770 kHz is JBA into UTwente anyway, so maybe not good into North Atlan-
tic either. "Go Tell It On The Mountain" at 1831 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor Dec 24)

WRMI initially went to music after an ID at 21:00 UTC but they joined the
Gruss an Bord church service some minutes later.

WRMI 15770 kHz carried the whole last hour and at least the beginning of
the news bulletin / program starting at 22:00 UT. Could only listen for a
minute past 22:00 UT as the Christmas Eve dinner was on the table.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor Dec 24 / 25)

GERMANY   9740 kHz  NDR Hamburg, Gruss an Bord, Greetings on Board,
via MBR Nauen site, *1800- UT, Dec 24, German, songs, comments.
// 6080, 9820, 11650 kHz. 34433.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, wor Dec 24)

GERMANY   [Russia non]  QSL  HCJB Voice of the Andes from Germany.
9500 kHz 1530-1630 UT to zone 29S, 100degrees azimuth at #146 ant array
7=Saturday only.  MBR Nauen site, 100kW.  HCJ Russian/Czechen.

Two new QSL cards have been received from the Revelation studio from
Voronezh for the reports on the reception of the Voice of the Andes on
December 11 and 18, 2021. Nelly Yakovlevna traditionally added a personal
letter and the Christian newspaper "Bread of Life" to the envelope. The
envelope was sent from Voronezh on December 26, 2021.

<https://freerutube.info/2021/12/11/qsl-hcjb-golos-and-germaniya-noyabr-
2021-goda/>
(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS, 'open-dx', via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

GERMANY   {Canada non}   6070 kHz   eQSL Radio City. 25 Dec 2021, at
09.43-10.00 UT, (via Channel 292 low power station) 10 kW Rohrbach Waal
Eja site E-mail:  <citymorecars -at- yahoo.ca>  Blog:
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2021/12/radio-city.html>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

6070 kHz (via Channel 292 transmitter Waal Rohrbach Eja # ).
{# 48 35 53.74 N  11 32 43.99 E  Waal,
   48 36 39.37 N  11 34 36.66 E  Rohrbach, and
   48 35 12.95 N  11 31 38.18 E  Pfaffenhofen Eja suburbs location. }

eQSL from Steelguitar. Report posted to  <qslsteelguitar -at- gmail.com>
received a response the same day. Signature: Nouri Streichert. She writes
about her next programs, incl. Musikallee.
Picture:
<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/Steelguitar_211026.jpg>
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, "open-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

6070 kHz (via Channel 292 transmitter Waal Rohrbach Eja).
eQSL from Farside. Report posted to  <differentradio -at- yahoo.co.uk>
waited 1 day for a response. Signature: QSL Helper.

That is, this is another music project by Paul Fraser.
Picture:
<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/Farside_211005.png>
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, "open-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

3955 kHz (via Channel 292 transmitter Waal Rohrbach Eja). eQSL letter from
'Artist Radio Germany'. The report was sent to <info -at- artistradio.org>
waiting for a response 1 day. Just a confirmation text in the letter.
Signature: Jens Messtorff.
Picture:
<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/artistRG_211024.png>
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, "open-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

3955 kHz 'Texas Radio SW', (via Channel 292 transmitter Waal Rohrbach Eja)
at 19.00-20.00 UT  on 25-Dec-2021  I was pushing and puffing with this
report, so that it would comply with the requirement of their QSL Policy -
for an hour at the receiver, then I played all the songs that were more or
less normal for me in quality, their fixing by the minute, etc. etc., in
general, I killed a lot of time.

As a result, I received last year's e-QSL with a buffalo as a Christmas
tree. They are repeating the Christmas Day program and, it seems, since
2019. So they decided not to change the card. Blog:

<http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2019/12/texas-radio-shortwave.html>

(Konstantin Barsenkov, St. Petersburg-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

GERMANY   5990 kHz. eQSL 'Radio Studio 52'. MBR Nauen Germany site, 125 kW
at 233 degrees azimuth.  E-mail: <studio52radiogroup -at- gmx.de>
31 December 2021, at 13.38-14.00 UT, 5990 kHz, Blog:
<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2021/12/radio-studio-52.html>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

GERMANY  [bdxc-n]  UNID  Morse signals jamming 3985 kHz Shortwaveservice.

The operator(s) of Shortwaveservice at Kall-Krekel has / have been jamming
other stations including licensed ones like Channel 292 and unlicensed
ones like Mystery Radio 21 etc.

There is a court ruling that states exactly the opposite of what is said
here, the operator of Channel 292 had to bear all the costs of the court
proceedings. But we will never know what is really being played here. The
fact that a pirate complains about being disturbed by a licensed station
in the 60 metre band (!) says a lot. A low point for the shortwave in
Germany, one does not need to be surprised if nobody listens here anymore.
(Ch. Ratzer-AUT, BrDXC-UK groups.io Jan 2)

OK, I was a bit baffled about what was going on here. This is a summary -
is this correct?

The operator(s) of Shortwaveservice at Kall-Krekel has / have been jamming
other stations including licensed ones like Channel 292 and unlicensed
ones like Mystery Radio 21 etc.

The Bundesnetzagentur (German authority, like Ofcom in UK) has officially
determined that Kall-Krekel is the source of the jamming. Channel 292 has
won a law suit against Kall-Krekel, so the jamming must stop or there will
be legal implications. ?

So what is the source of the Morse code on 3985 kHz? Presumably, it's from
somebody connected with, or sympathetic to, one of Kall-Krekel's
"victims". Jamming in retaliation?

Re: [bdxc-news] UNID Morse signals jamming 3985 kHz Shortwaveservice.

Do you believe that a legal station jam another station???? So that the
owner lost his licence???

(from A-DX list, I translate it ) Answer to Channel 292 newsletter:

""This "newsletter" contains allegations which are false and in court
are refuted.

Mr. Ebeling, as the operator of Kanal 292, has filed a lawsuit against
Drop shortwaveservice (disparagingly just called Kall Krekel) and have to
assume all (!) costs of the procedure. In another Christian Milling agreed
to a settlement after 4 years To get rid of the world. Here Mr. Ebeling
[of Waal Rohrbach Pfaffenhofen Eja site] has 5/6 of the costs carry.

In addition, Mr. Ebeling has signed a cease and desist declaration that
he no longer publicly accuses the shortwave service of the disruption -
which he obviously violates here.

That's the end of the episode, I'm not interested in that one Guerrilla
warfare still these legal proceedings, the clarification seems to me
but important, because with it a lot appears in a completely different
light than this "newsletter" that appeared today. """

This clears up a little bit
73 ABo
<http://www.abo.bplaced.de>
(via Mark Palmer, Jan 2)

GERMANY   6095 kHz  SE-TA 2 (D)
{Christoph Gerber, Hartenstein, Saxonia, Germany} single day operation?,
at 09.00-11.00 UT on 25 Dec 2021 (hole 28 Dec 2021). QSL Topic: The left
half of the card shows a new photograph of one of the transmitting
antennas of Media Broadcast GmbH bcast relay center at Nauen, Germany.
Grossfunkstelle / Transmitter Station Nauen, Germany.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9hsZnJQAWs>  Blog:

<http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2019/12/se-ta-2.html>
(Konstantin Barsenkov, St. Petersburg-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

{ USA }  15770 kHz via WRMI Okeechobee-FL was also advertised for the
'NDR Gruss an Bord' broadcast, but checking at 1820 UT, it seems that the
regularly scheduled Supreme Master TV is being heard instead.
(Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, wor Dec 24)

So will the frequencies be extended by an hour so the full three hours can
be transmitted?

Nope. As far as i could tell using the U. Twente SDR receiver, all the
non-WRMI transmitters switched off on or around 21:00 UTC. WRMI initially
went to music but they joined the church service a bit later.  [...]

WRMI initially went to music after an ID at 21:00 UTC but they joined the
'Gruss an Bord' church service some minutes later.

WRMI carried the whole last hour and at least the beginning of the news
bulletin/program starting at 22:00 UTC. Could only listen for a minute
past 22:00 as the Christmas Eve dinner was on the table.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor Dec 24)

As Glenn's slogan
'Something's always wrong at MBR / Jeff White WRMI feeder line ? '  ....

15770 kHz  Okeechobee FL - not NDR Hamburg Germany px, rather US English
language sce (?) at 18.36 UT,
'about animal UN organization, micro-plastics on oceans theme ....'

UZB  TAC  6080  S=4 or -102dBm in Portugal,
                S=9+10dB -65dBm in KWT ham radio SDR remotedly.
AUT  MOS  9610  S=7 or -73dBm in Sevilla-ESP,
                S=9+10dB in KWT.
                S=7 or -87dBm in NY.
D    NAU  9740  S=3 or -102dBm in Sao Paulo-BRA,
                S=7 or -81dBm in RSA,
                S=7 or -87dBm in NY state.
F    ISS  9820  totally covered by private BRA_9818kHz S=9+15dB,
                10 kW  ZYR96  Radio Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo SP BRA.
                <www.radio9dejulho.com.br
                but S=9+15dB -59dBm in NY, NJ, MA state in North America.
D    NAU  Tentativelly ? 11650 kHz unid string S=3-4 -104dBm in Sao Paulo.

11 MHz outlet signals from Nauen or Issoudun were much stronger in past
B-seasons in last decade. 73 wb  df5sx.

GUATEMALA   Radio Verdad, Guatemala, still imagines worldwide satellite/SW

Manuel Mendez forwards correspondence with Dr Madrid at Radio Verdad. It
appears that he is still in the dream-world of almost-ready worldwide
coverage by Radio Verdad via satellite via shortwave. First the google
translation, then after - the originals in Spanish.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Jan 4)

GUATEMALA   Buenos dias desde Espana D. Edgar, por favor, podria decirme
como va la reparacion del transmisor de Radio Verdad, y cuando tienen
previsto estar de nuevo en el aire, y al final parece que no pudieron
emitir por el nuevo sistema via satelite, es asi?.
Un cordial saludo. ... and in English translated:

Good morning from Spain Mr. Edgar, could you please tell me how the repair
of the Radio Truth transmitter is going, and when they plan to be on the
air again, and in the end it seems that they could not broadcast through
the new satellite system, is that so?
(Manuel Mendez, Lugo, Espana, Europa, Junio 17, 2021)

Muchas gracias Don Edgar, una pena que no logren poner en el aire el
transmisor de onda corta. Yo, la verdad, no acabado de ver claro eso de
Radio Verdad via satelite, no hay ningun otro proyecto en el mundo de ese
tipo, que yo sepa. Nadie ha logrado captar una emisora de onda corta por
ese sistema. Creo que deberia confiar mas en reparar el transmisor de onda
corta que en ese sistema via satelite.
Muy feliz ano 2022.
Una cordial saludo.
Manuel Mendez, Lugo, Espana, Europa, Jan 4, 2022)

Thank you very much Don Edgar, a pity that you did not manage to put the
shortwave transmitter on the air. The truth is, I have not fully seen that
Radio Truth via satellite, there is no other project in the world of this
type that I know of. Nobody has managed to capture a short wave station by
that system. I think I should rely more on repairing the shortwave
transmitter than on that satellite system.
Very happy new year 2022.
A cordial greeting.
Manuel Mendez
(Manuel Mendez, Lugo, Espana, Europa, Jan 4, 2022)

Re: Mail de Manuel Mendez.
Apreciado hermano Manuel Mendez:
La reparacion edel transmisor de Radio Verdad esta lejana. Pero, estoy
esperando esta semana la llegada deel Ingeniero Valladares, desede Mexico,
para instalar todo lo refrerente a Radio Verdad Via Satelite.

Feliz Ano Nuevo.
(Edgar Amilcar Madrid
Radio Verdad y Radio Verdad Internacional
<radioverdad5 -at- yahoo.com>  Jan 2, 2022)

"Dear Brother Manuel Mendez:
The repair of the Radio Truth transmitter is far away. But, I am waiting
this week for the arrival of the Engineer Valladares, from Mexico, to
install everything related to Radio Truth Via Satellite.

Happy New Year.
Edgar Amilcar Madrid
Radio Truth and Radio Truth International "

"It is a new system, invented by a group of Engineers from the United
States and Europe to save the short wave. I will tell you how it works
later.
Edgar Madrid
Radio Truth and Radio Truth International "

Brother Manuel Mendez:
I will explain to you what our International Truth Radio via Satellite
project is like.

We started the project 5years ago, through the Euro-USA Short Wave Allian-
ce Company. This was an association that was formed with the aim of saving
the short wave, made up of engineers from the United States, Europe and a
Mexican. The project went very well at first. We were transmitting with a
small transmitter to the whole world. Lots of shortwave antennas around
the world were sending out the shortwave signal. In the first tests, we
received excellent reports from Japan, Bolivia and Europe.

In December of the same year, we had a serious accident: The transmitter
was suspended in the highest part of a tall building in Guatemala City.
Two bricklayers installed a tall metal scaffold next to our transmitter.
The scaffolding moved, and they hit the transmitter, which fell to the
ground from such an enormous height. The transmitter caught fire and was
almost totally destroyed, because it was connected working.

Faced with such a tragedy, in Frankfurt, Germany, they built us another
transmitter just like it. When testing the new transmitter, an engineer
from Guatemala suggested that we discontinue using the transmitter and
instead launch the signal via satellite. We asked the Company in
Frankfurt, Germany, to transform the transmitter to transmit to satel-
lites. They converted it. With satellites everything has been much more
difficult for us.

We hired 4 satellites to have global coverage. The government of Mexico
gave us the use of a satellite of their property free of charge. That is
TelMex. The other 3 satellites are hired in the United States and Europe.
We have done many experiments with satellites, and the circumstances have
been more difficult.

At the present time, we believe that we are almost ready to go on the air
with Radio Truth International, via satellite. Last week, Engineer
Valladares Jr. arrived from Mexico to help us make the final instal-
lations. He is still in Guatemala City making the last electronic ad-
justments and solving some problems with the Guatemalan Tax and Legal
Control Institution. I'm waiting maybe two days from now, to start
installing everything.

I am studied in Electronics, Radio and Transistors (I am a multifaceted
inventor), and I believe that this new system is totally feasible.

How it works: With a special transmitter, we will send our audio signal to
4 satellites (4 satellites are needed because the world is spherical).

There are countless shortwave antennas installed all over the world, owned
by a multinational company, which is renting its services from us. Those
antennas will launch the short wave signal in your area. Such things are
entirely doable, and I am confident that it will work well for us. The
Engineer who came from Mexico is the son of the Engineer who has parti-
cipated with the Euro-USA Short Wave Alliance.

Thanks for his interest in Radio Verdad.

May God bless you and keep you in good health.
Dr. Edgar Amilcar Madrid
Radio Truth and Radio Truth International

Many copies sent to friends with an interest in Radio Truth.
(Dr. Edgar Amilcar Madrid-GTM, Radio Verdad y Radio Verdad Internacional
<radioverdad5 -at- yahoo.com>  Jan 2, 2022)

INDIA   5040.003 kHz  AIR Jeypore in Odiya language scheduled 11.20-17.30
UT, noted at 12.01 UT on Dec 23.
S=9+5dB or -67dBm strength at Delhi remotedly. Subcontinental lady singer.

4949.998 kHz  AIR Srinagar in Kashmiri language, reciting from the Qur'an,
HQ prayer at 12.49 UT on Dec 23, S=9+10dB or -73dBm.

4760even also AIR Leh 7 kW in Ladakhi language, with like Hindi female
singer program, heard with tiny weak signal at 12.20 UT on Dec 23.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 23)

INDIA   AIR Jeypore reception on 5040 kHz, from 1142 to past 1305 UT, on
Dec 19. Happy to report that the xmtr has been fixed; for quite some time
the carrier had been heard at a decent level, but almost no modulation
(very faint audio); today back to normal audio level.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 19)

JAMMU and KASHMIR (union territory)  4950.0 kHz   AIR Srinagar, on Dec 16,
0120-0214 UT. The usual, consistent format; the most distinctive details
are 0125-0140 UT, presumed the news, 0140-0143 UT: reciting from the
Qur'an, 0145-0150 UT, indigenous / Islamic solo chanting / singing (no
music), 0155-0200 UT, subcontinent music/singing. Dec 17, heard *0127* UT,
suddenly on for about ten seconds, then *0128 UT came back on to stay till
0218* UT; again with the same format. My local sunset at 0053 UT and
Srinagar sunrise at 0200 UT.

Always a pleasure to hear this during the winter DX season. Am able to
daily hear a carrier during my mornings, but extremely rare to actually
hear any audio at that time.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16 / 17)

INDIA    Changes to AIR External Services in Jan 2022.

DX India Exclusive:
From tomorrow 3 Jan 2022, All India Radio External Services is making many
changes/additions.

Please see details in:

Time Wise:
<https://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm>

Language:
<https://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/Language.htm>

SW Frequency Wise:
<https://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm>

SW Location Wise:
<https://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/loc.htm>
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Jan 2)

INDIA   All India Radio on SW in frequency order
B21 season by Indian ham operator VU2JOS, of 3 Jan 2022

kHz   kW    Station   State    LocalLanguage/Zone UTC (Target Area)

 4760   2.5 Leh       Ladakh    Ladaki      N  s0210/w0155-0430
                                               1130-w1630/s1700
 4835  10   Gangtok   Sikkim    Sikkimese   NE 0100-0500 1030-1700(OffAir)
 6000   2.5 Leh       Ladakh    Ladaki      N  0630-0930
 6085  10   Gangtok   Sikkim    Sikkimese   NE 0630-0930 (Off Air)

 9620 500   Bengaluru Karnataka S  1615-1730 Farsi (Iran),
                                   1730-1930 Arabic (Middle East)
9620.002 kHz Jan 3 at 17.45 UT, S=9+15dB, totally DISTORTED audio feeder
quality, overmodulated signal.
What happened between Delhi and Bangalore bcast center? wb.

 9620 500   Bengaluru Karnataka S  1930-2030 French (Africa/Europe)  DRM
 9875 500   Bengaluru Karnataka S  0100-0230 Tibetan (Tibet)
 9950 100   New Delhi Delhi     N  0300-0430 Baluchi (Pakistan),
                                   0430-0600 Dari (Afghanistan),
                                   0900-1030 Nepali (Nepal),
                                   1330-1500 Dari (Afghanistan)
11560 100   New Delhi Delhi     N  0145-0315 Nepali (Nepal),
                                   0315-0415 Burmese (Myanmar),
                                   0430-0600 Pashtu (Afghanistan)
11590 100   New Delhi Delhi        1045-1215 Tibetan (Tibet) (ex 11925)
13710 500   Bengaluru Karnataka S  0130-0230 Indonesian (Indonesia)
13795 500   Bengaluru Karnataka S  2345-0115 Chinese,
                                   1030-1200 Chinese (China)
15030 500   Bengaluru Karnataka S  0500-0600 Arabic (Middle East),
                                   0800-0830 Farsi (Iran),
                                   1215-1315 Swahili (Africa),
                                   1330-1500 Dari (Afghanistan)

Latest updates are given in Red.   S=Summer W=winter

Reception Reports to: <spectrum-manager -at- prasarbharati.gov.in>
References:
1. <http://prasarbharati.gov.in>
2. <http://hfcc.org>
3. <https://www.drm.org>
4. World Radio TV Handbook  2022
5. Print Media/Social Media (Facebook, WhatsApp etc.)
6. Annual Report of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting 2020-21

(Prepared by Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, India  E-mail: <vu2jos -at- niar.org>
DX India, Jan 2, 2022; transformed by wb wwdxc, instead of unnecessarily
undesirable colour table design on website)

11560 kHz  AIR Bengaluru, Dec 21, usual massive signal and on early at
1322 UT check, tlks and then Indian dance mx from 1326 UT to run up to
Dari service start. Modulation better than before, but still not(!) quite
right, - if they got this fixed, could be FM quality signal on quiet days
for band noise. 1329 UT YL anmts, dead air pause and then one cycle of
droning AIR IS at 1330 UT f/by OM in Dari reading mx.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

13795 kHz  All India Radio in Chinese to FE Asia, Dec 13, at 2356 UT
through Dec 14, 2021, 0008 UT. SIO 434. OMs and YLs in animated Chinese.
Time pips at TOH. OM and YL announcers alternating with news items.
Noisy signal with a slight echo.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

17830 kHz QSL from All India Radio Bangalore. The report was sent to
<spectrum-manager -at- prasarbharati.gov.in>
waited 208 days for a response. Transmitter to Bengaluru.
Topic: Samvara, Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh. Images:

<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/AIR_Bengaluru_211010_face.png>

<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/AIR_Bengaluru_211010_data.png>
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, "open-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

Re:  AIR closures. So Radio Sedayee Kashmir is now, on its apparent
closure, finally recognized as All India Radio product? So far it was
considered a clandestine station.

250 kW would mean that a third Delhi shortwave transmitter was kept only
for this project. When ignoring this number it could of course just have
been put out with one of the two transmitters that remain in use for the
foreign service at the Kingsway station. With indeed the possibility that
they are now down to a single one there.

And it should be checked if the low power Leh transmitter (4760/6000) is
still on air. I would in fact be surprised if it is.
(Kai Ludwig-D, wor Jan 1)

INDIA   AIR Aizawl & Gangtok shortwave discontinued.

DX India Exclusive: The latest info is that the services of the following
AIR SW transmitters are also discontinued. These transmitters are already
off air for long time now ...
Aizawal 5050 7295 kHz, Gangtok 4835 6085 kHz. However transmissions from
these stations will continue on MW & SW {sic: must mean MW and FM} ....
So now only New Delhi, Bengaluru & Leh stations of AIR is available on
SW ...
(Jose Jacob-IND  <vu2jos -at- niar.org>  DXindia Jan 2)

INDIA   United News of India: AIR doubles broadcast time in
6 neighbourhood languages, including Mandarin.

<http://www.uniindia.com/air-doubles-broadcast-time-in-6-neighbourhood-
languages-including-mandarin/india/news/2610043.html>

AIR doubles broadcast time in 6 neighbourhood languages, including
Mandarin.

New Delhi, Jan 2 (UNI India) Stepping up its outreach to neighbours
through air waves, and to counter any propaganda from rival nations, the
External Services Division of All India Radio on Sunday announced
doubling of its transmission time in six neighbourhood languages from
January 3, 2022.

The languages are: Dari, Pashto, Baluchi, Mandarin Chinese, Nepali and
Tibetan.

The transmissions would now be available daily morning and evening,
said a Prasar Bharati statement.

The broadcast timings in each of these six languages has been doubled
from the existing 1 to 1.5 hours to 3 hours.

While Dari and Pashto are spoken in Afghanistan, where the Taliban now
rule, Baluchi is spoken in Balochistan province of Pakistan.

Extending the timing of the transmission of the Mandarin Chinese and
Tibetan language programmes comes amid the chill in ties with China
over the border face-off in eastern Ladakh, and also in the wake of
Beijing attempting to give "names" to places in Arunachal Pradesh,
which it claims as south Tibet.

India has stated firmly that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of
its territory and asked Beijing to desist from such actions.

The broadcast services in these six languages henceforth will be
available every day for one and a half hours each in the morning and
evening.

These services would be available on:
YouTube 
<https://www.youtube.com/c/AIRWorldService/www.newsonair.gov.in>

INDIA   ANI: All India Radio to double broadcast duration in
6 neighbourhood languages from Jan 3, from Asian News International:

<https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/all-india-radio-to-
double-broadcast-duration-in-6-neighbourhood-languages-from-jan-
320220102210306/>

All India Radio to double broadcast duration in 6 neighbourhood languages
from Jan 3

New Delhi [India], January 2 (ANI): The External Services Division of
All India Radio (AIR) will expand its transmission in six neighbourhood
languages including

Dari, Pashto, Baluchi, Mandarin Chinese, Nepali, and Tibetan from Monday.

According to a statement issued by the AIR, the broadcast duration in
each of these six languages has been doubled from the existing 1 to 1.5
hours per day to 3 hours per day.

"The External Services Division of All India Radio is expanding its
transmission in six neighbourhood languages from 3rd January, 2022.

These languages are Dari, Pashto, Baluchi, Mandarin Chinese, Nepali and
Tibetan.

The broadcast timings in each of these six languages has been doubled from
the existing 1 to 1.5 hours to 3 hours. The broadcast services in these
six languages henceforth will be available every day for one and a half
hours each in the morning and evening," read an official AIR statement.

"The broadcast services in these six languages would henceforth be avai-
lable every day for one and a half hours each in the morning and in the
evening," the statement read.

The AIR has also informed that the timings of Burmese Service would
change from 8:15 am - 9:15 am to 8:45 am - 9:45 am.

In keeping with its mandate of reaching out to the regions across the
globe, the External Services Division of AIR currently broadcasts in
17 languages every day.

The languages include French, Mandarin Chinese, Tibetan, Sindhi, Indone-
sian, Nepali, Urdu, Baluchi, Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Persian, Tibetan,
Swahili, Punjabi, Saraiki, and Bengali.
(ANI News Agency)

All India Radio to double broadcast duration in 6 neighbourhood languages
from Jan 3. Read more at:

<https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/all-india-radio-to-
double-broadcast-duration-in-6-neighbourhood-languages-from-jan-
320220102210306/>

(UNI/RN; Aninews; via Mike Cooper-UK, wor Jan 2; and
via Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXindia newsgroup Jan 2)

INDIA   AIR Guwahati A 729 kHz off air. 100 kW off air today by
Mr. Anirudh Sharma of Guwahati.

AIR Leh noted on 4760 kHz at poor level at around 1200 UTC today 1 Jan
2022. Monitored at New Delhi.

3 more AIR SW stations go off air ...
DX India Exclusive: The latest monitoring observations show that the
following SW stations of All India Radio that were heard very well till
yesterday are absent today 1 January 2022. This tallies with the various
media reports that some old transmitters of AIR stations were being shut
down from yesterday.

1.       Jeypore    (50 kW) 5040  kHz
2.       New Delhi (250 kW) 6030, 6100 kHz
3.       Srinagar   (50 kW) 4950, 6110 kHz

Also the Mumbai (50 kW) Vividh Bharti transmitter on 1188 kHz
is noted off air recently.

Re:  AIR closures.
And it should be checked if the low power Leh transmitter (4760 / 6000
kHz) is still on air. I would in fact be surprised if it is.
(Kai Ludwig-D, wor)

"AIR Leh noted on 4760 kHz at poor level at around 1200 UTC today 1 Jan
2022. Monitored at New Delhi. Yours sincerely, Jose Jacob, VU2JOS"
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Jan 1)

INDIA   All India Radio on SW in frequency order
B21 season by Indian ham operator VU2JOS, stamped of 3 Jan 2022

Checked at 13-14 UT on Jan 2nd.

kHz   kW    Station   State    LocalLanguage/Zone UTC (Target Area)

4760   2.5 Leh       Ladakh    Ladaki      N  s0210/w0155-0430
                                              1130-w1630/s1700
4759.998 1/2 kHz noted at Delhi Perseus unit, Jan 2nd - 13.20 UT, -73dbm.

4835  10   Gangtok   Sikkim    Sikkimese   NE 0100-0500 1030-1700(OffAir)
nothing, nil signal, empty channel Jan 2nd.

9950 100   New Delhi Delhi     N  0300-0430 Baluchi (Pakistan),
                                  0430-0600 Dari (Afghanistan),
                                  0900-1030 Nepali (Nepal),
                                  1330-1500 Dari (Afghanistan)
9949.804 kHz noted on Jan 2nd at  13.45 UT, S=9+5dB in Delhi.

11560 100   New Delhi Delhi     N  0145-0315 Nepali (Nepal),
                                   0315-0415 Burmese (Myanmar),
                                   0430-0600 Pashtu (Afghanistan)
also 1330-1500 Dari (Afghanistan)
11560even kHz of Bangalore transmission center,
noted on Jan 2nd at 13.52 UT, S=9+15dB in Delhi India remotedly.
But this is NOT Bangalore of 15030 kHz, Dari sce instead of 19mb
now on 25mb 11560 kHz today Jan 2nd.
Much DISTORTED OVERMODULATED signal of the Bangalore AIR technician team.

13795 500   Bengaluru Karnataka S  2345-0115 Chinese,
                                   1030-1200 Chinese (China)

[ CHINA/INDIA ]  Yes 13795 kHz AIR seemingly in Chinese like schedule,
from Bangalore in service on Jan 3rd, 23.45 UT, and 01.15 UT on Jan 4th.

S=8 signal in Tokyo Japan, S=6-7 in Delhi India, but totally covered near
Hiroshima-JPN and northern Japan SDRs as CNR1 jamming of mainland China,
rather 16 kHz wide broadband powerful jammer from RTC site.

15030 500   Bengaluru Karnataka S  0500-0600 Arabic (Middle East),
                                   0800-0830 Farsi (Iran),
                                  #1215-1315 Swahili (Africa),
Jan 2nd see 11560 kHz instead:     1330-1500 Dari (Afghanistan)

15030.006  AIR Bangalore in Persian, S=9+20dB in Delhi Perseus unit,
08.07 UT on Tuesday Jan 4th; muffled, distorted audio quality,
much BAD feed line Delhi broadcasting house to Bangalore TX center.

"shame on the AIR technician crew"
Glenn's slogan: 'Something's always wrong at AIR technicians ....'

there is a huge difference between AIR India technical quality
and its excellent work of northern neighbour RTC China mainland,
like Lhasa Baiding RTC #602 site products, or Kashgar / Urumqui
as an example to mention.

# 15030.004  AIR Bangalore scheduled in Swahili, S=8 in southern Europe
Perseus unit, 12.12 UT in UNID language just before start time, on Tuesday
Jan 4th; muffled, distorted audio quality, much BAD feed line Delhi broad-
casting house to Bangalore TX center.

Latest updates are given in Red.   S=Summer W=winter
Reception Reports to: <spectrum-manager -at- prasarbharati.gov.in>

References:
1. <http://prasarbharati.gov.in>
2. <http://hfcc.org>
3. <https://www.drm.org>
4. World Radio TV Handbook  2022
5. Print Media/Social Media (Facebook, WhatsApp etc.)
6. Annual Report of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting 2020-21
(Prepared by Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, India  E-mail: <vu2jos -at- niar.org>
DX India, Jan 2, 2022; transformed by wb wwdxc, instead of unnecessarily
undesirable colour table design on website)

comments by wb  df5sx
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2 / 3 / 4 )

IRAN   On December 23, Iranian foreign broadcaster Pars Today canceled
both HF shortwave broadcasts in Russian language
0323-0420 UT 9550 SIR 500 kW  18 deg to CeEUR Russian
1653-1750 UT 7290 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to EaEUR Russian
(Alex Miatlikov-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

IRAN   Re:  IRIB PARSTODAY (Iran) via Sirjan site: only 3 TX available
since 13 June 2021 !

Starting from 22 Dec 2021, the following IRIB shortwave transmissions are
cancelled:
GERMAN   1723-1820 UT on 5940 kHz
ITALIAN  1753-1820 UT on 5930 kHz
RUSSIAN  0323-0420 UT on 9550 kHz [since 23 Dec 2021] &
         1653-1750 UT on 7290 kHz.

As a countermove, the following broadcast RETURNED on SW:
BOSNIAN  1723-1820 UT on 6110 kHz (!)

IRIB B-21 schedule:  <http://ab27.bplaced.net/irb.pdf>
(Alexander Busneag-D, wor and direct Dec 23)

JORDAN   Re:  AM broadcasting ended in Jordan.
Here is some good news. When other stations are going down, another are
reactivating their transmission. Radio of Jordan is reactivated on
MW 612 kHz, from 1st of January, and sounds clear, better than it was in a
past.
(Alexei Lubich-ISR,  mediumwave.info  via NRC IDXD, wor Jan 3)

RBB  Radioeins.de  By Kai Ludwig-D - Google translation, Dec 11, 2021.

The ever-growing list of countries in which AM broadcasting has ceased is
likely to have expanded to include Jordan. After the shortwave interna-
tional radio broadcasting stopped here in 2012, the shutdown of the last
medium-wave transmitter has now been reported.

Al-Kharana transmitter.
Some antennas of the Al-Kharana broadcasting station, which has been
switched off since 2012 | (c) Zairon, CC-BY-SA

The frequency 612 kHz has not been active since the beginning of October.
According to official information, it ran with 100 kW via a transmitter at
Shobak (Shabak, Shoabak) in the south-west of the country.

If you can still hear Arabic voices among the Spanish stations, which now
dominate on 612 kHz, you should not be misled by this. You are probably
from Bahrain, possibly from Morocco or Saudi Arabia.

The last but one active medium wave system in Jordan was the Amman trans-
mitter. Its operation at 855 kHz has been discontinued since February
2020. The second frequency 1035 kHz with the Koran program had already
been shut down a few years earlier.

This also applies to the Ajlun transmitter , which with its 2000 kW once
belonged to the medium-wave giants, but still had no chance against the
801 kHz frequency from Bavaria and Saint Petersburg. Most recently, when
this "problem" no longer existed, only an alibi operation with low per-
formance remained.

After all, the transmitter station in the immediate vicinity of the desert
castle Kharana, 60 kilometers east of Amman, has not been active for a
decade. It only went into operation in 1988.

The last thing to do here was the - recently severely restricted - ope-
ration of the three 500 kW shortwave transmitters. They also broadcast the
English program on Radio Jordan by the hour. The 1200 kW transmitters with
frequencies 207 and 1494 kHz had already been switched off years earlier.

The long wave is particularly noteworthy. Besides Turkey, Jordan remained
the only Middle Eastern country that not only reserved frequencies at the
Geneva Wave Conference of 1975, but actually put long-wave broadcasting
into operation.
Author: Kai Ludwig; As of December 11, 2021

<https://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beit
raege/2021/jordanien.html>
(via Mike Terry-UK, wor Dec 13)

KOREA  D.P.R.   Ein Freund von P5 - Land ist dahin gegangen,
so war er, der SWLer, seit dem Jahr 1978 als Kurzwellenhoerer dem
kommunistischen nord-koreanischen Gedankengut zugehoerig.

Einen Brief an den geliebten Fuehrer, seine Exzellenz, zu richten,
das muss man erst mal hinbekommen.

Und wo bekomme ich die mit profunder Kenntnis erstellten Frequenz- und
Zeittabellen von Radio Pyongyang Voice of Korea demnaechst her ?

43 Jahre ueber Jahrzehnte hinweg verlaesslich war er, diesbezueglich, wenn
auch knitz verquer denkend und formulierend, der Arnulf in Berlin.

> Aus dem Leben unseres viel zu frueh verstorbenen
> Genossen Arnulf Piontek.

<https://libyensoli.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/header_arnistimmekoreas.jp
g>

<https://aip-berlin.org/2021/11/15/kampfer-kumpel-kommunist-so-war-er/>

> Jeder, der unseren Arnulf kannte, wusste, was ihn mit der Demokratischen
> Volksrepublik Korea verband, war weit mehr als blosses Interesse.
> Bereits im Alter von 19 Jahren, im Jahr 1978, erlag der begeisterte
> Kurzwellen- Hoerer und Technik-Enthusiast der Faszination des geheim-
> nisvollen Koreas. [...]

(wb  df5sx; Erik Kugland via Martin Elbe via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 23)

KUWAIT   15110DRM mode of Radio Kuwait Kabd bcast center, at 13.20 UT,
S=7-8 in Europe target.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 1)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   4010.222 kHz  at 12.35 UT, Kyrgyz Radio from Bishkek
Krasnaya Rechka bcast center, 15 kW, scheduled 00-18 UT,
S=6 or -86dBm noted in Delhi India remotedly on SDR Perseus.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 23)

LITHUANIA   [Poland non]  QSL  MW 1386 kHz 75 kW Viesintos Lithuania.
Received 2x  QSL cards from Radio Poland. The theme of the cards is
'Polskie Radio dla zagranicy. 85 lat na antenie'. We broadcast to the
whole world !
1. Oct 2021, 16:00-16:30 UT, 1386 kHz
1. Nov 2021, 16:00-16:30 UT, 1386 kHz.  Blog:

<https://rusdx.blogspot.com/2021/12/blog-post_26.html>

(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

1386 kHz  QSL Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty program, via
MW 1386 kHz 75 kW Viesintos Lithuania site. After correspondence with the
station staff and some waiting, two QSL cards were received for receiving
the Russian service of Radio Liberty through Lithuania on a frequency of
1386 kHz. Dates for sending cards are November 22 and December 13, 2021.

<https://freerutube.info/2022/01/01/qsl-radio-free-europe-radio-liberty-
litva-oktyabr-dekabr-2021-goda/>

(Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS, 'open-dx', via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

1386 kHz MW Radio Liberty (LTU)
QSL cards were received for receiving Radio Liberty:

1386 kHz 75 kW, 19.00-20.00 UT, 22 Nov, via Viesintos, Lithuania site.

QSL Topic: jazz musician and bandleader Count Basie (left) visits Radio
Free Europe Munich studios during his 1956 tour. QSL incorrectly indicated
Tx QTH - Kaunas, not Vesyntos (distance ~ 100 km). The admission report
was sent to:  <hokuvovaj -at- rferl.org>  Jana Hokuvova (Prague CR)
(Konstantin Barsenkov, St. Petersburg-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

MADAGASCAR   11705 kHz  OPPOSITION radio stn. Radio Mazaris Samay, via
Talata, Dec 23. Presume the relatively new Ethiopian clandestine broadcast
here, with fair but muffled signal at 1515 UT check, OM nonstop straight
Tigrinya tlks. Not bad but band hiss. Finally some nice instrumental HOA
mx at 1525 UT, along with thumping drums and YL chorus. Segue to another
HOA theme mx and then OM ID anmts ("Rayyyydio ... Mazaris Samay!") in
light echo (?) over the cranked down but continuing theme mx. Thumping
drum. Listener info and then -1530* UT.
(Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

{250 kW 340degr azimuth, via MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay
facility. wb.}

MALI   13630 kHz  CRI Portuguese Music continuesly program instead.
CRI Bamako Mali relay site heard at 1930 UT on Dec 20. ID of "Aqui Radio
International Da China," then a brief announcement in Portuguese followed
by instrumental music. Mostly fair.
(Bob Brossell Pewaukee-WI-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

MARIANA ISL  9409.980 kHz US AGM RFA via Saipan Agignan Point transmission
center, 20-22 UT Mandarin Chinese, S=8 at 21.32 UT.

9420.002 kHz Greece Avlis talk at 21.34 UT S=9+15dB.

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

MEXICO   6185 kHz  Radio Educacion; 0526-0530+ UT, Dec 20; Mariachi music;
W/SS RE & "AM y onda corta" ID at BoH. S9-10;
<https://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Educacin-1060-s24497/>
15 sec. behind on-air.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, wor Dec 22)

NETHERLANDS   7445 kHz  QSL 'Radio Piepzender' Zwolle-HOL.  At 09.23-10.15
UT on 26-Dec-2021. They didn't bother with QSL and they simply drove
26-Dec-2021 into the card next to 25-Dec-2021. Well, at least so ... Blog:

<http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2020/09/radio-piepzender.html>

(Konstantin Barsenkov, St. Petersburg-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

NEW ZEALAND   7390.006  Radio Pacific Rangitaiki, S=6-7 at 13.07 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 1)

NIGERIA   7254.9 kHz,  Voice of Nigeria, Abuja Lugbe, at 0702-0716 UT on
Jan 01, vernacular, comments. Very weak. 15321.
(Manuel Mendez, Reinante, Lugo and Friol, NW of Spain hcdx Jan 2)

7254.941 kHz  Voice of Nigeria from Abuja center, in Fulfulde language at
07.27 UT, 7-8 UT scheduled, weak and tiny S=3 or -115dBm, on Wednesday
Dec 29.

Nothing observed of Voice of Nigeria Abuja Thomson Ampegon outlets today
Dec 26 !
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 26 / 29)

PERU   re Radio Logos 4809.993 kHz.
I heard the tentative R Logos Chazuta/Tarapoto, San Martin on Dec 27 at
2240 UT on 4809.993 kHz (according to Jaguar) with mostly music and short
speeches. Unfortunately didn't get any ID. There were absolutely no
signals in the span down to 4808 kHz.
(Thomas Nilsson-SWE, wor Jan 2)

Re: Peru 4808 / 4810 kHz.
Lucio, please advise again whether Logos was on 4808 kHz or not. Last
night I struggled to hear someone on 4810 kHZ at around 05 and 06 UT, and
checked many SDRs in South America and confirmed I was listening to the
same program. Unfortunately, I didn't hear any talk, only very weak music.

It was a tentative logging of Logos in my logbook, of course. I struggled
to hear them between CODAR on the low side, and STANAG on the high side.
(Walt Salmaniw, Masset-BC-CAN, wor Jan 2)

PHILIPPINES   9275 kHz / 9345 kHz   Radio Liangyou - Bocaue tx site and
Radio Liangyou 1 - Iba site, both via FEBC Manila, 1442 UT on Dec 26.
Man and woman conversing which continued. 9345 kHz Radio Liangyou 1 was //
then suddenly diverged into several music snippets at 1444 UT including an
ID jingle, brief song for a minute or so then into a man preaching.
(Mark Taylor, Madison-WI-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

RUSSIA  [rather USSR - SOWJETUNION radio history]  1988 New Years card.
Radio Moscow 1988, greetings card.
<https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=4329777687121914&set=pcb.10159976194
498698>
(Sanjay Sutradhar-IND,  <https://www.facebook.com/groups/wrthgroup>  via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

SPAIN/USA [on UKRAINE matter] A fascinating report about RNE and the CIA.

From the Secret Pages of History: CIA Cold War Radio Nacional de Espana
Broadcasts to Ukraine.  By Richard_H._Cummings.

<https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/from-the-secret-pages-of-
history-cia-cold-war-radio-nacional-de-espana-broadcasts-to-
ukraine.html?fbclid=IwAR3KiWo4XaZsavMf5odyhjFPu93Rm66lvOhMzjVhGHdjrs1C3w8i
RPG1i-Y>

Just came across this article. I recalled that Spain once broadcast to the
USSR, but that was before my time. I was unaware of the CIA connection.
(Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, wor Dec 25)

from same newspaper:
<https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/downing-of-mh17-exclusive-
report-from-the-court-hearing-in-the-netherlands.html>

The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam
to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over Ukrainian-controlled Donbas on July
17, 2014. All 298 people on board were killed.

That was negligent on the part of the Western European flight control in
Amsterdam. At that time, Air France and British Airways were already
flying 120 kilometers away of Ukraine disputed area of northern flightway
paths over Belarus soil; - instead of flying over the war zone of the
30% Russian nationalists autonomous state rayons in far eastern Ukraine.
wb.

SLOVENIA   1170 kHz MW  Beli Kriz site. eQSL letter from R Capodistria
program for the Italian speaking nationals in west Slovenia. The frequency
is 1170 kHz. The report was sent to  <radio.capodistria -at- rtvslo.si>
waited 1 day for an answer. Both my report and the answer (scan of the
letter with signed) - in Italian.

Signature: Antonio Rocco, Il Vicedirettore Generale RTVSLO per la La radio
e la Televizione per la Comunita nazionale italiana autoctona.
Picture:
<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/RCapodistria_211007.png>

(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, "open-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

SWITZERLAND   DAB+ coverage greatly improved.

Despite the fact that DAB+ signals already reach 99 % of the population in
Switzerland, as required by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM),
the public broadcaster has further expanded the digital network in Italian
and French-speaking Switzerland. Between 2020 and 2021, ten new trans-
mitters were activated and twelve others were optimized. Improvements were
made in the cantons of Jura, in the northwest of the country, and Ticino,
located almost entirely south of the Alps, where the network was further
expanded at the beginning of 2021 with the activation of the installation
in Cardada. In Switzerland, the digital signal is also broadcast in
tunnels longer than 300 meters: the list of the 193 road tunnels covered
by DAB+ signals can be consulted on  <broadcast.ch>

<https://blog.radioreporter.org/switzerland-dab-coverage-further-improved>
(via Mike Terry-UK, wor Dec 30)

TAJIKISTAN   7245 kHz  Voice of Tajik, Dushanbe Yangi Yul, 2021-12-30, at
0627 UT: program in (listed and likely) Dari, instrumental music, IDs,
45333 on KiwiSDR Kuwait ham radio society units. Wanted to catch the
Russian program at 0800 UT but by then it had faded down too much.

Taken from "Logs around the world, 29/30 Dec 2021

With the holidays over, things have finally calmed down enough to allow me
a little time on the radio again. This is a selection of the more in-
teresting logs, skipping the ubiquitous CRI and CNR stuff. All listening
was on WebSDRs, since local listening at my downtown location has become a
mere exercise in frustration. It's wonderful to have the KiwiSDR network
as a backup, which also allows some detective work about scheduling that
would otherwise be unthinkable. Thanks to every single volunteer !  "
(Eike Bierwirth-D, hcdx Dec 29/30)

THAILAND   7475 kHz, 15.00-16.00 UT on 25 Nov 2021, via Udon Thani Ban
Dung relay site in Thailand. QSL Topic: Czech and Slovak broadcasters
record a radio play in Radio Free Europe studio.

An appointment report was sent to: <zvanersm -at- rferl.org>
Martins Zvaners (Washington, D.C.). On November 30th, preliminary
confirmation was received by e-mail from Ken Brown
<BrownK -at- rferl.org>

{see also under Lithuania}  Both QSLs were sent from Prague on 03 Dec.
(one after the other, according to the serial numbers on the stamps),
received on 28. Dec. 2021. On the way, the cards were visibly damaged -
one was dented, the other was scratched. Blog:

<https://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2021/12/radio-liberty.html>

(Konstantin Barsenkov, St. Petersburg-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

THAILAND   13750 kHz. Radio Thailand World Service in English to NoAM from
Udon Thani Ban Dung site, Dec 14, at 0009-0023 UT. SIO 444.Event announce-
ments including some on sustainable growth. Good signal, easy listening.

Talk of the diplomatic boycott of the Chinese Olympics. Talk of the COVID
variant spread in the countryside. Various cultural and newsworthy items.
Chinese official caught living the high life.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

UKRAINE   {US AGM state organization radio program towards eastern Europe
former Warsaw treaty, now NATO influence zone to Ukraine instead}
"Radio Crimea.Realities" MW 648 kHz
[Chonhar location acc WRTH 2022 page #527].

RCR is already finishing transmissions on 648 kHz at 17.00 UT, after that
Slovenia and ? Iran ?.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, "deneb-radio-dx" via
RUSdx #1165 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 26)

Since the beginning of December 2021, "Crimea.Realii" has been broad-
casting on 648 kHz from about 13 to 17 UT. Sometimes a little less (from
14 UTC), sometimes it was already at 12:55 UTC. There is a suspicion that
this is due to the budget, which at the end of the year is not enough for
round-the-clock broadcasting, so they get out as best they can ...
(Alex Miatlikov-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx" via
RUSdx #1165 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 26)

The program "Crimea.Realii" is being broadcast, prepared by US AGM Radio
Liberty in cooperation with Ukrainian Radio. Broadcasting is in Russian
and (partly) Ukrainian language.
WEB:  <http://ru.krymr.com>
(Handbook "Radio broadcasting in Russian. Autumn 2021 - Spring 2022".
Editor Alexander Berezkin, St. Petersburg, Russia; via
RUSdx #1165 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 26)

UAE   15325.121  much odd frequency of ENC relay Al Dhabbaya UAE site of
Radio Japan NHK program in Indonesian, S=9+5dB, at 13.24 UT on Jan 1.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 1)

USA   6115 kHz Dec 23 at *2159 UT, WWCR-1 is back on this frequency,
just signing on and 2200 UT into Spanish, as I tune in during WORLD OF
RADIO 2118 recording. Notice about 6115 & 3215 kHz being off the air has
been removed from website. Span here is 22-02 UT. No 6114 kHz RTTY audible
now, but WWCR so strong that could block, or discourage, it.

3215 kHz Dec 24 at 0735 UT, other WWCR-1 frequency is also back, with
TOMBS, S=9+10/20dB. Span is 02-12 UT. Harold Frodge-MI, had heard 3215 kHz
as early as 0202 UT Dec 23.

4840 kHz Dec 24 at 0735 UT, this WWCR is S=9+20/30dB of dead air instead
of TOMBS; happens all too frequently; or rather, make that: not frequently
enough. 5890 kHz still going with S=9+40dB of BS; and 5935 kHz PMS hitting
S=9+50dB !
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Dec 23 / 24)

USA   5085 kHz  Jan 3 at 0433 UT, WTWW-2 is unusually off this early, and
along with it the parasitic spurs circa 5072 & 5097 kHz. Then I see this
posted at 0415 UT:

"5085 kHz transmitter problems - Not sure whether anyone else noticed, but
5085 kHz suddenly dropped off the air sometime about an hour ago (now
at 0413 UT). Clearly a fault of some sort. Just now, I'm catching micro-
second bursts of speech, so they're trying to fix things at WTWW.
I was enjoying their music program while working in the shack. Hope they
make it back soon! 73, Walt Salmaniw, Victoria, BC-CAN".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor Jan 3)

USA   15555-USB mode  Dec 25 at 1600 UT, no ID from WJHR, but hymn about
a garden, soon gospel huxter referencing Mark IX, S7-S4, so fairly good
now. I sometimes hear traces, usually nothing at all. Also Dec 26 at 1609,
all too brief piano music before back to g.h., S9.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

USA   15610 kHz  Dec 21 at 1913 UT, S3-S4 of English RCC stuff into PEI
SDR, also so poor, but mod seems OK on WEWN afternoon. SAM shows carrier
offset minus 78v Hz, quite a bit 15609.922v kHz. Kiwis are sometimes mis-
calibrated, so I check another, E Falmouth MA, Cape Cod: MUCH better here
and offset as only +5 Hz. And on this S=9+15dB signal I can hear that WEWN
squeal.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1028 Dec 26)

USA   6159.944 kHz  WBCQ in Maine, TOM BS terrible roarer, at 13.00 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 1)

UZBEKISTAN   Bible Voice Broadcasting / BVBN on 11589.9v kHz via
RRTM Tashkent on Dec 26

1300-1330  11589.9vTAC 100 kW  66 deg to EaAS Korean Sat/Sun.
Very good via SDR Tambov, Russia remotedly.

till 1301  11590.0 TWR 200 kW 285 deg to SoAS English Sun
KTWR Trans World Radio Asia and again
1313-1330  11590.0 TWR 200 kW 285 deg to SoAS Bhatri Sun only
KTWR Asia relay FEBA Radio India.

Radio Iran International 15629.8v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent,
December 27
from 0829 UT 15629.8vTAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi language.
Very good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia remotedly.

Radio Iran International 5829.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent,
December 27
till 1329 UT 15629.8vTAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi language.
Very good via SDR Tambov, Russia remotedly.
{ 15629.837 kHz at 10.40 UT on Jan 4, wb. }

from 1330 UT  5829.9vTAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi language.
Good signal via SDR Tambov Russia remotedly.
{ 5829.938 kHz at 14.05 UT on Jan 3, wb. }

Bible Voice Broadcasting 11589.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent,
December 28
1300-1330 UT *11589.9vTAC 100 kW  66 deg to EaAS Korean language Tue,
not English. Good via SDR Tambov, RUS remotedly.
{ 11589.911 kHz at 13.18 UT on Jan 4, wb. }

* co-channel 11590.0 TWR 200 kW 285 deg to SoAS Hindi/English Mon-Fri
KTWR via Agana Guam till 1308 UT.

Reception of Voice of Martyrs 9930 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, Dec 29
1200-1230 9930 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean language, Daily.
Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS remotedly.
{ 9930even Jan 3, wb. }

Radio Free North Korea 9910 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent Dec 29
1300-1400 UT 9910 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean language.
Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews Dec 26; via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1166 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 2)

VATICAN STATE    Vatican Radio will have the following Christmas special
transmissions:

24 Dec 1600-1645
Chinese  6115pht 7335pht

24 Dec 1820-2015
Arabic      7230
Chinese     6125pht
French      9805
English     7425

25 Dec 1055-1130
Portuguese 17520
Arabic     17790
French     15575
English    17540

31 Dec 1555-1740
Portuguese 13830
Arabic      7230
French     11935
English     9705

All from smg - Santa Maria di Galeria, - if not mentioned.
(WRTH - World Radio Tv Handbook F_B Group 23 Dec)

ZAMBIA   5915 kHz  Radio One / ZNBC1, 0247-0415 UT on Jan 1. The usual
New Year's Day special broadcast; countless phone conversations and
playing a lot of nice African music; 0357 UT, very pleased to hear my
favorite "Happy Christmas/Happy New Year" African song again; reception
fair, but not as good as heard on Jan 1, 2015 UT
(my 2015 audio -  <http://goo.gl/vmeGn0>
A program I always enjoy!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 4)

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

On Sunday Dec 26 noted at 08.30-09.00 UT in Rochester NY state USA
remotedly SDR unit:

3215.001 USA  WWCR Nashville TN state, TOM BS, terrible roarer archive
         transmission record performance in English lang.
         S=9+10dB or -73dBm signal.

// also 4980 kHz WRMI Okeechobee FL relay.

4789.986 USA  WBCQ  in ME US state on Canadian border, 08.38 UT TOM BS
         terrible roarer loud S=8 or -89dBm strength.

4840.003 USA  WWCR Nashville TN state, political talk on Democrats, good
         and bad politics talk, at 08.42 UT on Sunday Dec 26.
         S=9+15dB or -62dBm in NY state.

5024.996 CUB  Radio Rebelde from Bauta site, 50 kW BBEF Beijing
         Made in China transmitter unit, S=8 or -83dBm strength,
         nice Latin American music program.

11725.010 NZL  Radio Pacific program from Rangitaiki at 08.52 UT
          on Dec 26. THE ONE AND ONLY SIGNAL this Dec 26 morning
          in 25 meterband in North America ! S=6 or -98dBm strength.

Nothing observed of Voice of Nigeria Abuja Thomson Ampegon outlets today.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 26)

Morning log at Edmonton, Alberta, CAN at 07.15 UT and 07.47 UT

5024.996 CUB  R Rebelde Bauta, in Spanish S=9+20dB, 07.15 UT
5040even CUB  RHC Bauta Spanish, not English, S=9+25dB
4980even USA  WRMI Okeechobee, powerhouse S=9+40dB, 07.20 UT
4939.991 CLM  La Montana, Spanish, S=8-9, 07.23 UT

4885.003 BRA  R Dif Acreana, Port, S=9+5 equal strength level co-channel.
     Radio Difusora Acreana, Rio Branco AC.
4885.028 BRA  R Clube do Para, BrasPort, at 07.25 UT
     5 kW ZYG362 R. Clube do Para, Belem PA  <www.radioclubedopara.com.br>

4839.996 USA  WWCR Nashville TN, TOM BS roarer, terrible S=9+35dB 07.28
5085     USA  nil nothing
5830     USA  nil nothing
5889.995 USA  WWCR sermon, civilized tone, not TOM BS S=9+25dB 07.30 UT
5938.945 BRA  Voz Missionaria, BrasPort, S=9+5dB 07.33 UT
6000     CUB  nil nothing 07.34 UT
6049.972 UNID, EQA or LBR ELWA ? (not co-ch 6050even Xizang Lhasa China)

6060even CUB  RHC Bauta in English, S=9+20dB in Alberta, 07.37 UT
// 9700even CUB  RHC English, S=9+20dB at 07.47 UT, vacine theme,
         excellent audio tone to statue this morning at Bauta site,
         ex6165 or ex6145 kHz in previous seasons.
         Nothing wrong of RadioCuba technicians ....

6055 JAP Nikkei1 Nihon SW BC Co. / 6115 Nikkei2, fair signals 07.38 UT

6159.948 USA  tiny weak exciter signal from Maine WBCQ at 07.39 UT.
6184.970 MEX  R Educacion Mexico D.F. S=9+10dB at 07.41 UT
         Violine orchestra music theme.

7505.004 USA  WRNO in English, talk on Jews in Rome, 07.44 UT
         God of Jerusalem, Jewishm, S=9+40 powerful signal,  b u t
         SCRATCHY QUALITY, AUDIO STILL DISTURBED AS IN PAST WEEKS.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 4)

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File / Holiday Broadcasts 2021 (v4).pdf uploaded file-notice.

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the
groups.io of wor and BrDXC-UK.

Holiday Broadcasts 2021 (v4).pdf

I have been collating a list of programming on shortwave over the forth-
coming holiday period, covering Saturday 18 December 2021 to 2 January
2022. The programmes listed are not necessarily seasonal. Here is (pro-
bably) the final update (version 4) of this compilation (unless I receive
any late programme details). Regular weekly music programming, where no
special advance programme information has been provided, are not included
in this list, but please refer to my Music on Shortwave list already up-
loaded to the files section. I hope that you have found this list useful.

Comments are most welcome to  <alan-roe-swl -at- randa33.co.uk

Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year Alan Roe, Teddington, UK
(Alan Roe-UK  <alan-roe-swl -at- randa33.co.uk>  Dec 23)


vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX  -  


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