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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany


BC-DX 1472                                                  17 July 2021
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ARMENIA   Very good signal of FEBA Radio 7510 kHz via ENC-DMS FMO but
CJSC Yerevan Gavar Armenia, on July 9
1730-1800  7510 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Silte
good via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

AUSTRIA/ GERMANY   OTHR  -  "Spechtgeraeusche" auf Radio DARC.

RADIO DARC widmet sich in der naechsten Sendung am 11. Juli um 11:00 Uhr
MESZ /CEST auf *6070 kHz der Geschichte des "Woodpeckers" sowie der Frage,
welche (stoerende) Rolle Ueberhorizont-Radare heute immer noch spielen.

Anlass ist die Erhebung des "Woodpeckers" in der Ukraine zum nationalen
Kulturerbe. Eva-Maria wird in ihrer Technikecke die militaerischen und
funktechnischen Zusammenhaengen darstellen wie auch auf aktuelle Systeme
namens PLUTO, WERA und KONTAYNER eingehen (mit Klangbeispielen),
musikalisch begleitet - wie koennte es anders sein - von "Radar Love" von
den "Golden Earring" und "Under the Radar" von der Gruppe "Underworld".

Gute Unterhaltung und stoerungsfreien Empfang!
73 Tom DF5JL   * via ORS Moosbrunn Austria bcast relay station.
(Thomas Kamp-D, A-DX groups.io July 7)

Re:  OTHR  -  "Spechtgeraeusche" auf Radio DARC,
darauf freue ich mich schon :-)

Es gibt einen sehr interessanten und verrueckten Film zum Thema
(ich wuerde mal sagen, es ist eine Doku mit kuenstlerischen Elementen):
"The Russian Woodpecker" von Chad Gracia. Er wurde erstmals 2015 auf dem
Sundance Film Festival gezeigt, siehe:

<https://www.kino-zeit.de/film-kritiken-trailer-streaming/the-russian-
woodpecker>

Es gibt Interviews mit vielen Beteiligten und abseits der etwas ver-
rueckten Theorien des Hauptdarstellers tolle Aufnahmen und Details.

Soweit ich weiss gibt es den Film leider nur in Englisch (Tonspur meist
in Ukrainisch mit englischen Untertiteln). Gekauft hab ich ihn mir auf
Vimeo (einfach nach "Russian Woodpecker" suchen), aber andere Anbieter
haben ihn sicher auch im Angebot.
(Karin Langhammer-D, A-DX groups.io July 7)
see OTHR 'Duga' item under SOWJETUNION / USSR / UKRAINE

AUSTRIA   UKW-AUT: ORS  Gaisberg Salzburg Aenderungsarbeiten

<https://www.ors.at/de/tech-blog/blogartikel/ors-investiert-in-ukw-
versorgung-in-salzburg-532/>
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX groups.io July 7)

re  Gaisberg Salzburg Aenderungsarbeiten.

Haben wir ja auch bei der P06 Besichtigung - ehemals mit Philipp - in 2016
am Stuttgarter SWR Fernseh-Sendeturm gehoert, die Sender dort in Degerloch
sind noch von AEG Telefunken aus 1990/1991 und wurden letztens nur mit
85 % gefahren, zur Lebensverlaengerung der Sender.

Der Ingenieur sagte uns aber damals, dass die 4-6 Programm enthaltende
Muxe DAB+ Technologie gleichzeitig nur dementsprechend weniger Strom-
bedarf haetten, als die breit modulierten FM UKW Sender aus der 60 Jahre
alten Technik Aera. Dafuer sind das Versorgungsgebiet durch DAB+ deutlich
um die Haelfte geringer und die Signal inner-h?usig liegen nur bei 40%.
73 wolfgang
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7)

AUSTRIA   6155 kHz  Oesterreich. Rundfunk - via ORS Moosbrunn site,
0500-0522 UT  July 5. Open carrier to instrumental music opening followed
by a woman announcer with German language station ID and opening
announcements. A man and woman announcer with news. Fair signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1002, July 11)

BOLIVIA   3310 kHz  Radio Mosoj Chaski - Cochabamba, 2335 UT, yl talk,
into music at 2347 UT, brief talk by om in Quechua, yl  brief talk on the
hour, to 0010 UT with om and yl in conversation. weak, alas steady signal.
7/8 July.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1004, July 11)

BRAZIL   6159.91 kHz  Boa Ventade - Puerto Alegre, at 1151 UT on July 6
in Portuguese. Preacher talking a bit, then singing a bit into energetic
talk and eventually shouting preaching through top of hour and well into
the 1200 hour. Fair.
(Mark Taylor-WI-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1002, July 11)

BULGARIA   Changes of TOM BS roarer px Brother HySTAIRical via
SPC-NURTS Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, July 5
0700-1000 NF12100 SCB 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English Daily, ex11600 kHz

0700-1000 15700 SCB  50 kW  90 deg to WeAS English Daily, addit. freq.
Very good signal both frequencies via SDR Heimiswil, Switzerland remotedly
Updated Summer A-21 schedule of Brother Stair TOM can be found here

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/07/secretlandnon-changes-of-
brother.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 5)

BULGARIA   NEXUS IRRS Future Story News FSN 7290 kHz via
SPC-NURTS Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, July 9
1800-1900  7290 SOF 50 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English Fri.
Good signal via SDR Albertirsa-HNG remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

CANADA   6030 kHz  July 6 at 0811 UT Calgary - CFVP shortwave,
relaying CKMX (AM 1060 kHz). Wonderful to have this low powered station
back on the air again; very respectable reception, even with Cuban
jamming; many IDs; comedy skits by Patton Oswalt, Hal Sparks, Doug Benson,
etc.; PSA for ongoing relief efforts by the Red Cross BC fire appeal;
slowly fading up and down.

My audio is posted at  <http://bit.ly/3xAakUd>

6030 kHz  Calgary - CFVP relaying CKMX (AM 1060 kHz), at 0719 UT
on July 9. Yet another night of decent reception, along with the usual
Cuban noise jamming; nicely readable. Comedy by Jerry Clower and Gary
Gulman.
My audio is posted at  <http://bit.ly/2TLbzRL>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct July 6 / 9 and via SWB #1980, July 11)

CHINA  DRM schedules not in UT. China Popular. Emisiones DRM de onda corta
desde China.

Actualmente, se utilizan un total de 11 frecuencias para probar y
transmitir senales DRM del servicio domestico del primer canal de radio
nacional de China. Los programas se emiten con una potencia de 30 kW por
5 centros emisores: Las frecuencias de transmision de cada estacion son:

Todos los horarios son local, UTC +8hrs:

BEI  (Pekin 116.27E 39.57N)  rather at
Beijing RTC SARFT #572 site, 39 44 54 N  116 48 41 E
Beijing_CNR1 DRM 6030 kHz 30 kW corner reflector non-dir antenna at
39 44 40.76 N  116 48 44.63 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/98tN1z9J6B1tBfJk6>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=76800871-a175-442b-8c65-
c8d67185eaef&cp=39.746523~116.809876&lvl=16&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

Beijing_CNR1 DRM 13825 kHz 30 kW curtain antenna at
39 44 30.57 N  116 48 44.73 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/qopq7pFbu7ARGKdq6>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=6e22b233-b627-47c3-81c3-
d6fbee19cd0e&cp=39.742079~116.812149&lvl=19&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>
0425-0205 en 6030 kHz y 0900-1700 en 13825 kHz

DOF  Dongfang Hainan Island RTC SARFT #871 site
(Dongfang, provincia de la isla de Hainan,
18 53 20 N  108 39 25 E )
CNR1 DRM mode 11695 kHz 41 degr 18 52 18.64 N  108 41 15.80 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/qznAAUYRaMUdYjuv6>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=2256930c-9245-458e-a1f4-
c05aff19f9a4&cp=18.872485~108.6824&lvl=16&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

CNR1 DRM mode 17770 kHz 16 degr 18 52 26.91 N  108 40 57.78 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/Q1AHiXFbj8mFWvCa7>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=b0df0a6c-a96a-401f-bde3-
1901751c75d7&cp=18.874781~108.677395&lvl=16&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>
0900-1700 en 11695 kHz y 0900-1700 en 17770 kHz

KUN  RTC SARFT #501 site (Kunming en la provincia de Yunnan
24 52 55 N  102 29 31 E)
CNR1 DRM mode 15180 kHz 32 degr 24 53 16.68 N  102 29 47.75 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/a81hWG86mPFLjN1S6>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=ab276860-98e1-44b8-8590-
d393f64d1512&cp=24.887851~102.496396&lvl=19&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

CNR1 DRM mode 13810 kHz 32 degr 24 53 14.71 N  102 29 51.21 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/1LB1Q9V9wdxU3n9UA>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=7b754400-ee04-49e5-917c-
9df5bb342746&cp=24.887511~102.497624&lvl=18&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>
0900-1200 en 15180 kHz y 1200-1900 en 13810 kHz

QIQ  RTC SARFT #2021 site (Qiqihar, en la provincia de Heilongjiang)
6 x 100 kW tx
203degr DRM mode, CNR1 towards all-China, 4 x ants 49,41,31,25mb at
47 21 18.85 N  124 14 55.49 E  location site
<https://goo.gl/maps/EPkyj9BaCzTheD6V7>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=120e752e-3c44-4260-a9f0-
ff6062b16011&cp=47.357027~124.247862&lvl=17&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>
0800-1200 en 9420 kHz y 1200-1800 en 7360 kHz
y de 1800-2000 a 9870 kHz

URU (Ueruemqi Xinjiang en el oeste del pais. 44 09 09.1 N  86 53 51.1 E
Urumqi Changji RTC SARFT #523 site CNR1 DRM mode 9655 17830 kHz
3 x curtain antennas at 98 degr
44 09 04.83 N  86 53 57.06 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/1VLYnDeA9ke18Hsm6>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=932fac0a-53b6-4c49-bf01-
717ccdd1abfb&cp=44.150517~86.895795&lvl=16&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>
0600-0900 en 9655 kHz y 0900-1600 en 17830kHz
y de 1600-2000 en 9655 kHz.

Por su parte, el servicio internacional Radio China International emite
en DRM desde Kunming, tambien con 30 kW en la direccion 135 degr, en las
siguientes frecuencias:

CHN_Kunming RTC SARFT #501 site CNR1 DRM mode 9730 12030 12090 13715 13775
15615 17860 kHz 135 degr to INS PNG AUS and NZL
24 52 44.66 N  102 29 48.48 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/uye1CAHyGNQKNnWo9>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=e61ab328-d6ac-4d22-96f5-
b7e59517274a&cp=24.879503~102.495655&lvl=18&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

Todos los horarios son local, UTC +8hrs:
 9730 kHz 0900-1100  135 degr
12030 kHz 1500-1700  135 degr
12090 kHz 0900-1300  135 degr
13715 kHz 1300-1500  135 degr
13775 kHz 1500-1700  135 degr
15615 kHz 1100-1300  135 degr
17860 kHz 1300-1500  135 degr

<https://www.facebook.com/Radiosdumonde/>
(AER, EA1-0040, July 9 via wor July 15;
coordinates / locations modified additionally by wb. df5sx on July 15)

CHINA   4900 kHz  Voice of Strait, at 1123 UT on July 14, found not //
to 4940 kHz; both unusually good; new // schedule, different from past
// 's; at 1130 UT, both became // ; 1155-1200 UT, still // , with the
Strait Fishery Meteorology report (Channel fishery weather), with the
weather forecast for the Strait, with info about wind, waves, temperature,
etc., sound of seagulls and a musical selection; after 1200 UT, still // .

7345 kHz The Voice of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (CNR7),
1200 UT on July 14. Strong signal; time pips and full ID with distinctive
"F-M" references (FM 98.0 [Gau-sap-baat dim ling] for Guangzhou; FM 101.2
[Yat-ling-yat dim yi] for Zhongshan City, covering Shenzhen and Hong Kong;
FM 105.4 [Yat-ling-ng dim sei] for Zhuhai City - covering Macau and
FM 93.2 [Gau-sap-saam dim yi] for Foshan.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 14)

CUBA   11980hx kHz  CRI (China via Quivican cu) 0005 UT. Only an open
carrier until we turned up the volume - music ! There was vocal music and
a woman presenter in Spanish, but with near non-existent audio.
"Something's always wrong" w/ Cuban broadcasting - Fair to Good, July 5.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

Harmonix of fundamental 5990 kHz CRI relay Quivican transmitter #1.  wb.

Florida state SDR access remotedly at 11.45 to 12.15 UT on July 7th.
5024.996 CUB  R Rebelde in Spanish, S=9+25dB,
20 kHz wide much wideband broad signal at 11.53 UT, July 7.

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

CUBA   Cuban broadcaster Manolo de la Rosa died this Tuesday July 6, 2021
in Havana at the age of 78, reported colleagues and workers from the Cuban
Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT).

Numerous profiles of social networks gave the news, without specifying the
cause of his death

Magdiel Perez Labrada, host of Radio Rebelde and presenter of the Havana
Channel, wrote his condolences for the death of his colleague on the wall
of Yanela de la Rosa, daughter of the veteran Cuban radio and television
announcer.

"It is with great regret that I receive the news of the death of the great
voice-over professional Manolo de la Rosa. My sincere condolences to
Yanela de la Rosa and her family, "he wrote on his Facebook profile.

"Rest in peace the friend and colleague of always Manolo de la Rosa. Go my
hug to Yanela de la Rosa and Malena and other family. Cuban radio is in
mourning, "Sergio Acosta, consultant and president of KIND medium.

"With the most immense pain, I have received the news of the death of my
great friend, colleague and soul brother, Manolito de la Rosa, one of the
most distinguished radio men of our Cuba Grande and a good, cultured human
being, generous, incomparable in its transparency and in its personal
integrity, a shocking and vibrant radio voice, a non-renewable natural
resource, "also wrote colleague Pedro Martinez Pirez on the ICRT Facebook
profile.

Monolo de la Rosa had a long career in the island's radio and television
media. He began working as an announcer at the local radio station
"La Voz de Isla de Pinos" (now Radio Caribe) on the Isle of Youth.

Then he jumped into the national media where he worked as an animator,
announcer, documentary narrator, in addition to venturing into film dubb-
ing and voice imitation for children's cartoons.

In the 1980s he worked on the contents in Spanish of the Soviet inter-
national radio station Radio Moscow.

He resided for 10 years in the former Soviet Union, where he made narra-
tion of documentaries in Spanish for "FILMEXPORT" AND "MOSFILME". He also
lent his voice to the Soviet children's cartoons "You Will Pay Me,
Rabbit."

From 1999 to 2006 he worked on several Radio Rebelde programs. In Septem-
ber 2008, he retired, although he was doing the program "In Contact" on
the radio station Radio Habana Cuba.
(BBC_Edition via Terry L. Krueger-FL, wor July 14)

Re: [AER foroDX] Fallece el locutor cubano Manolo de la Rosa.

<https://gruporadioescuchaargentino.wordpress.com/2021/07/07/fallece-el-
locutor-cubano-manolo-de-la-rosa/>

Manolo de la Rosa fue conocido en el mundo de la radiodifusion cubana por
programas como "En Contacto" y "Figuras de la Historia".-

rabajadores del Instituto Cubano de Radio y Television (ICRT) informaron
en sus redes sociales sobre el fallecimiento del locutor cubano Manolo de
la Rosa este martes 06 de junio de 2021 a sus 78 anos de edad. Las notas
de condolencia dirigian el pesar a su hija Yanela de la Rosa, asi como a
toda su familia.

"Enseguida me vino a la mente su duo con la tambien inolvidable Marianita
Morejon, en aquel Listo Estudio que seguiamos millones de cubanos. Mis
condolencias a familiares y amistades", comento el usuario Yunis Abich en
la publicacion de Magdiel Perez, presentador de la television estatal.

Manolo de la Rosa fue conocido en el mundo de la radiodifusion cubana por
programas como R En Contacto y Figuras de la Historia. "Nuestro colectivo
siente su perdida y transmite a familiares, colegas y amigos nuestras
sinceras condolencias", escribio Tania Hernandez.

En 1983 fue el encargado de transmitir en espanol el contenido de Radio
Moscu Internacional, entonces vigente en la Union Sovietica, junto a su
esposa y colega Malena Negrin Iser, en el marco del convenio entre el ICRT
y el antiguo Comite Estatal de la Radio y TV de la URSS.

En 2020, Yanela de la Rosa dedico una fotografia a su padre con un mensaje
en el que se referia a el como su "hombre, guia y mas", por motivo de su
cumpleanos.

<https://cubanosporelmundo.com/2021/07/06/fallece-locutor-manolo-de-la-
rosa>

Leads to some clips of Manolo, and of vintage R. Moscu

BTW, I had occasional contact with Manolo and it was always friendly
unlike certain other RHC guy.
(via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor July 7)

Re:  [AER foroDX]  Fallece el locutor cubano Manolo de la Rosa.

DEP. Enorme perdida. :-(
Lo empece a escuchar cuando estaba en Radio Moscu. Siempre con su caracte-
ristica y excelente voz. Lo segui escuchando cuando estuvo de vuelta en
Cuba y ultimamente, en el programa "En Contacto".

Se le echara de menos. :'(

<https://www.blogdemon.eu/nibble/post/unas-notas-de-radio-moscu/>
Saludos. :-)
Mon
<www.blogdemon.eu>

eco No me imprimas si no es necesario. Protejamos el medio ambiente
(Jose Ramon Estapa-ESP, forodx groups.io July 7)

CUBA   11635 kHz Unidentified Numbers Station at 2130UT. Heard on portable
Sangean and shortwire, in Spanish, machine-generated woman voice, five
figure number groups, then alternating with HM-01 digital text file
transfer. Audio was strong but with a lot of transmitter hum -
Very Good July 5.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

11435 kHz  Unidentified Numbers Station at 1600 UT. Heard on portable
Sangean and shortwire, in Spanish, machine-generated woman voice, five
figure number groups, then alternating with HM-01 digital text file
transfer. Audio was very anemic, but then, "something's always wrong"
with Cuban radio. - Fair to Good July 5.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

10715 kHz  Unidentified Numbers Station at 2245 UT. In Spanish, machine-
generated woman voice, five figure number groups, then alternating with
HM-01 digital text file transfer. Somewhat muffled audio noted. Signal
strong enough for me to have to use attenuator switch on the SW-2000629
and indoor wire to stop overloading - Very Good July 4.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

11530 kHz  Unidentified Numbers Station at 1710 UT. In Spanish, machine-
generated woman voice, five figure number groups, then alternating with
HM-01 digital text file transfer, with modulation under 50%.
Good July 4.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

17480 kHz  Unidentified Numbers Station at 2210 UT. In Spanish, machine-
generated woman voice, five figure number groups, then alternating with
HM-01 digital text file transfer. - Good July 3.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

16180 kHz  Unidentified Numbers Station at 2140 UT. In Spanish, machine-
generated woman voice, five figure number groups, then alternating with
HM-01 digital text file transfer. Strong S-9 signal, normal audio.
Good July 3.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

CUBA   6100 kHz, July 9 at 0612 UT, RHC in wrong language Spanish instead
of English; 5040 and 6000 kHz are off; only 6165 kHz with English at
S=9+10/20dB concluding NAm weather report by Chief Meteorologist; and JBA
carrier on 6060 kHz, is that RHC? Only other listee is SRDA 24hrs from
Brasil in Aoki, but never reported, not even in WRTH 2021 nor in EiBi.
Something's always wrong at RHC.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 14)

5025 kHz July 10 at 0557 UT, R. Rebelde is S=9+20/30dB but undermodulated.
Tuning up to 5040 kHz for RHC I can't read the meter before it cuts off at
0557.5* UT. Something's always wrong at RadioCuba.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 14)

6060 kHz, July 12 at 0628 UT, humbuzz on RHC English about something,
ignoring the anti-government demonstrations across Cuba; 6165 kHz OK;
6100, 6000, 5040 kHz all off. Something's always wrong at RHC.
5025 Rebelde playing music.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 14)

11880 kHz, July 12 at 2300 UT, RHC English S=9+25dB marred by scratchy
noise and hum, something always wrong at RHC. We were wondering how
they would play the outbreak of anti-Communist demonstrations around
the Greatest Antille; or just ignore them? No, that's the lead story,
but of course with the Commie government spin I try to summarize. What
Pres. Diaz-Canel said about it on TV. Blames the "criminal" demos on
social media and the USA waging unconventional war on the island.

Emphasizes counter-demonstrations by those supporting The Revolution.
One of the complaints is power outages: Matanzas power station is
being repaired and should be back online Tuesday. Dig at the American
"blockade". Admits infexions are at their highest level now since
pandemic started; etc., etc.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 14)   11880 kHz Bauta SoAF sce.

DENMARK   WMR and Radio208. World Music Radio (WMR) is on 15790 kHz (200W)
from now (Saturday 0700 UT) and continuously till Sunday evening at 22 UT.
Only audible in wide AM. Conditions seem fine this morning.

WMR also on MW 927 kHz (300W), SW 5930 kHz (200W) and 25800 kHz (100W) -
all three on the air 24/7 hrs/d.

Radio208 has some transmitter problems on MW 1440 kHz (500W). The trans-
mitter has been on/off for the past few days, and is now off the air.
A new attempt to get it back on the air will be made Sunday afternoon.

Radio208 on 5970 kHz (100W) - on the air 24/7 hrs/d.

Something's always wrong at WMR/Radio208 - but yet keeping SW and MW
alive,
(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN, hcdx July 17)
<http://www.wmr.dk>
<http://www.radio208.dk>

DENMARK   5930 kHz  World Music Radio, WMR Bramming, 2035-2046 UT 10 July,
Latin American and pop songs. 33433.

5970 kHz Radio 208, TOE Hvidovre, 2018-2037 UT, July 09, rock songs. 14321

15790 kHz  World Music Radio, WMR Randers, 0705-0726 UT on July 10, Latin
American songs, pop songs in English, id. "World Music Radio".
// 25800 kHz. 45444.

25800 kHz  World Music Radio, WMR Marslet, 1805-1823 UT on July 09,
pop songs, id. "WMR". // 5930 kHz. 35433.
(Manuel Mendez, Lugo-ESP, hcdx July 10)

FRANCE   17750 kHz  June 29 at 1500 UT Lots of discussions in the DX media
about the Clandestine to Ethiopia on 17750 kHz  {via TDF Issoudun-F site}

Tried today, I first heard a very strong carrier, no doubt the jammer, but
it closed after a minute, maybe technical trouble. The clandestine station
was coming through with much QSB. I phoned my previos collaborator at the
Cross and good friend Samrawit Tesfu from Eritrea, and she listened to the
station: "This is in my language Tigrinya" she said.

"The programme is directed to Tigray in Ethiopia and is anti-Addis Abeba
government." I will try to catch the name of the station and contact Samri
again. i have no recording gear nowadays, unfortunately. But I will try to
record the station ID via some remote rx.
(UQ) [presumably Ullmar Qvick]
(via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor July 14)

re SW Bulletin July 11 / 14 items.

Surprise, surprise, The Ethiopian security forces on their monitoring,
stopped send-out WHITE NOISE jamming at short break
15.30:00 UT sharp for 6 seconds
to check the Tigre Opposition Radio signal,
and started jamming again at 15.30:06 UTC.

The Ethiopians were once trained by the German STASI of the GDR
and communist jamming hardware was also installed in 70ties.

Hi Ulmar,
to stop white noise jamming from Gedja site suddenly,
or crash start

originate of a very keen ETH jamming staff
M O N I T O R I N G  {confirming control stop}

learnt from GDR Stasi Third World Help action
originating underground building in 1975 to 1980 era,
confirmed by STASI history,
and Google Earth satellite images also.

73 wolfie  df5sx
wwdxc

FRANCE  [ETHIOPIA target]  Re June 25 report: "I too had the white noise
jamming on 17750 kHz after 1500 UT today via UTwente, and a JBA carrier
amid it.

Are we only assuming 17750 kHz has to be for Ethiopia since it's jammed
this way? Nothing listed anywhere. In EiBi list I find this which we need
to check whether still on 17870 kHz - might have moved.

"1500-1600 ETH DimtseTigray MediaHouse TIG EaAF 17870 / F[RANCE]"

17750 kHz, June 27 at 1515 UT, via UTwente again JBA carrier amid DRM-like
noise jamming. More of the understation is audible via Kuwait SDR,
1521 UT HOA music and reverb announcement. At both locations there is *no*
signal on 17870 kHz, so further evidence that the 17750 kHz transmission
is the one listed for 17870 kHz: Dimtse Tigray Media House.

17750 kHz programming and jamming have continued past 1600 UT, 1645+ UT
unlike the one-hour ex-17870 schedule from 1500 UT.

wb was also monitoring, and convinced the jamming is from the Gedja,
Ethiopia site. He and I both heard a few seconds' pause in jamming at
1530 UT for them to reconfirm target still running.

How effective could jamming from inside Ethiopia be on such a high fre-
quency due to skip zone? Could the Ethiopians be getting help from an
outside site?

Toward the end, 17750 kHz programming well audible into Kuwait until cut
off at 1658* UT. Noise remains but now is not the jamming which may have
stopped earlier.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor June 30)

Re:  17750 kHz at 15:00 UTC in Ethiopian language.Jamming is also there as
usual. (Arthur Pozner)

Yes Arthur, 17750 kHz tonight WHITE NOISE JAMMING out of Gedja ETH,
Chinese BBEF Beijing tx option function in action from Horn of Africa.
No jamming heard at SDR in Zakynthos island in Greece towards final
target, but in (TDF)short skip zone in central Europe noted S=6-7 jamming
ahead like at Hungary Steinamanger SDR remotedly or at Breda Netherlands
Perseus unit at 15.28 UT.

Surprise, surprise, The Ethiopian security forces on their monitoring,
stopped send-out WHITE NOISE jamming at short break
15.30:00 UT sharp for 6 seconds
to check the Tigre Opposition Radio signal,
and started jamming again at 15.30:06 UTC.

The Ethiopians were once trained by the German STASI of the GDR
and communist jamming hardware was also installed in 70ties.

That was 3 decades before the Chinese started delivering new TX gear
to Gedja site.

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

at 15.12 UT 17750 kHz in Tigre, some male and female voices presenter
S=9+30dB or -38dBm audio strength fluttery.

No Jamming white noise heard on Cyprus island yet.

But I guess no noise on Tigre Target in East Africa
on that 17 MHz high frequency channel locally.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

FRANCE   Frequency change of Dimtse Woyane Tigray via TDF Issoudun, July 5

1500-1600 NF17750 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya, ex17870 kHz
Good signal via SDR Szekesfehervar in Hungary remotedly
+ Ethiopian digital noise jamming from 1501 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7)

Frequency change of Radio Tigray Media House via TDF Issoudun, July 5

1600-1700 17750 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya, ex17870 kHz
Fair/good signal via SDR Szekesfehervar in Hungary remotedly
+ Ethiopian digital noise jamming from 1501 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 5)

Reception of Radio Oni/Radio Yoni unregistered 15415 kHz via TDF Issoudun,
July 6
1600-1630 15415 ISS 250 kW 127 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo,
very good via SDR Szekesfehervar-HNG remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

Dimtse Wegahta Tigray/Voice of the Dawn Tigray 15340 kHz
via TDF Issoudun bcast center site on July 6

1700-1800 15340 ISS 250 kW 127 deg to EaAF Tigrinya,
very good via SDR Szekesfehervar in Hungary remotedly
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

GERMANY   Shortwaveservice Kall Eifel:
3985 kHz, 6005 kHz, 6085 kHz currently  O F F  the air.

<shortwaveservice.com> informs:

"Due to heavy storm in North Rhine-Westphalia, our shortwave transmission
is currently interrupted on all shortwave frequencies. We hope to be back
on air as soon as possible."

source: <https://www.shortwaveservice.com/index.php/de/aktuelles>
(via Harald Kuhl-D  DL1AX, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 16/17)

GERMANY   Studio 52 on 5990 kHz via MBR Nauen today.

Studio 52 is on air today with one of their occasional SW broadcasts via
MBR Nauen bcast site on 5990 kHz. Came across it just after 1400 UT this
July 17 afternoon with excellent recetion here - SIO 555.

Their web site give the following details and also info on two more
broadcasts in August:

Here the next dates of our next broadcasts.

Studio52 - with Gjalt on the microphone will be heard on
Saturday 17 July 2021, from 12:00 to 15:00 UT
on 5990 kHz with English, Dutch and German music from the good old days.

5990 kHz 1000-1600 UT zones 27E,28 MBR Nauen 125 kW 233 degrees feed A.307

Telstar Radiowith Toon will be active twice on shortwave. The first broad-
cast will run on Saturday, 24 July 2021 from 11:00 to 14:00 UT
on 6045 kHz with Erdenman from Radio60 as guest DJ in the last hour.

The second broadcast will run again on Saturday 28 August 2021
from 11:00 to 14:00 UT on 6045 kHz,
but here with Gunter from Hitmix-Radio as guest DJ in the last hour.
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 17)

GERMANY   Koenigswusterhausen history.
The German Shortwave Service at Koenigswusterhausen - 3

On two recent occasions here in Wavescan, we have presented the story of
two of the major transmitter buildings (Senderhaus Nr 1 & Senderhaus Nr 2)
that were in use in the now historic radio station at Koenigswusterhausen
near Berlin in Germany. In our program today, we tell the story of Sender-
haus Nr 3, and its usage over the past almost one hundred years.

Such was the increasing need for radio transmitters in Germany in the ex-
tended aftermath of World War 1 that a third transmitter building was
constructed at Koenigswusterhausen in 1924 year. The specific location of
this new transmitter building Senderhaus Nr 3 on Radio Mountain was
identified as Part B. Three Morse Code transmitters were installed in
Senderhaus Nr 3, together with several new antenna systems nearby, and
this new radio equipment was in use for commercial and news communications

Back in those days, the design and appearance of German radio trans-
mitters was very different when compared to the American and British
transmitters. Many of the German transmitter controls and their associated
meters were installed on a sloping bevel panel at a lower level, not on
the main outer cabinet panels at eye level as in the American transmitter
housing.

Many of the radio receivers made in Europe during the period between the
wars, indeed up into the 1970s, showed the names of various radio broad-
asting stations on the glass dial plate according to the transmitted
wavelength. As a well known and powerful longwave radio broadcasting
station, the name Koenigswusterhausen was often printed on the glass dial
plate of German made radio receivers, so that listeners could turn the
dial pointer to the desired position and thus tune in to the programming
from that station.

Now with three transmitter buildings and the associated multitude of
antenna systems, that was enough radio equipment at one location; there
was no additional space at Radio Mountain for further expansion.
Koenigswusterhausen was filled up, and if any additional installation
was needed, then a new location would be sought.

Towards the end of the European War in the middle of last century, as
Russian troops approached Berlin, they were ordered to capture the twin
Koengswusterhausen and Zeesen radio stations undamaged. The final broad-
casts from Koenigswusterhausen under the World War 2 German admini-
stration occurred towards the end of April 1945. On April 25, the few
remaining radio personnel at Koenigswusterhausen-Zeesen closed the
stations down and fled.

At the end of that same year (1945), the Russians installed a *10 kW long-
wave transmitter into Senderhaus Nr 3 and this carried the main program
stream from East Berlin. In August next year (1946), a 100 kW longwave
transmitter was installed and this carried the Deutschlandsender
program, also from East Berlin. This unit was on the air for more than
30 years until it was closed in 1997, though it still remains in place.

Audio Insert: Deutschlandsender, recreated program in English

In 1952, the fourth floor of an old furniture factory building at Nalepa-
strasse 50, in Oberschoeneweide, suburban East Berlin, was redesigned for
use as the head office and studios for an extensive network of longwave,
mediumwave, FM and shortwave radio stations throughout East Germany. The
East Berlin studio complex was in use until 1991, one year after German
reunification. Their shortwave stations were located at Koenigswuster-
hausen, Zeesen, Leipzig, and Nauen.

In 1964 a locally assembled 70 kW longwave transmitter was installed, and
and this unit remained in service for nearly 30 years until it was closed
down in 1992. This silent transmitter also remains in location.

Due to economic and environmental problems, the entire station at Koenigs-
wusterhausen was closed in 1997 and all transmitter buildings, including
Senderhaus Nr 3, remained partly empty. However these days, the entire
complex is an important and very interesting radio museum, that
illustrates the century old history of radio broadcasting in Germany.

Next time, the story of the historic shortwave station that was
located at nearby Zeesen.
(Adrian Peterson, IN, script for AWR Wavescan June 20, via
Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, wor July 14)

GERMANY/CZECHOSLOVAKIA/CSSR history
* that remaining reserve LW transmitter at Koenigswusterhausen was in
permanent use as heavy  JAMMING bubble audio transmitter service against

173 kHz US VoA Munich Erching Bavaria relay services of US RIAS Berlin
German service / US VoA foreign Russian and English services between
1953 and 1973.

173 kHz was also the 'twin' against US VoA / RIAS Berlin JAMMING service
// Koenigswusterhausen from CSSR territory instead at Podebrady OLR stn at
50 08 15.15 N  15 08 40 E  location.
50 08 11.70 N  15 08 39.88 E  tall LW mast former location.

Podebrady LW and SW Site History,
former Czech standard & time station, Czech Radio Prague SW station before
1939, on 7 frequencies and a directional antenna towards North America,
also occupied by Nazi Reichsrundfunk Organization on SW in 49 meterband in
1942 - 1945 years.

Re: Podebrady SW Site History; Jan 1994 by Adrian Peterson-USA AWR :

<www.pateplumaradio.com/genbroad/stations/slovakia.htm>

{...}
In 1934, an imported Marconi SW transmitter from England, rated at 30 kW,
was installed at. Podebrady. Regular broadcasting from this unit, OKI,
began on August 31, 1936, using any of three omnidirectional antennas
according to frequency. A directional antenna was installed for use in
the service beamed to the United States.

In 1938, following the German annexation, SW broadcasting from Podebrady
continued, and during the following year, two new transmitters, each of
30 kW were added. These were given the collective callsign, OLR, with a
suffix numeral indicating the unit and channel in use. However, 3 years
later, in 1942 year, German callsigns were introduced for the Podebrady
transmitters, and the collective call became DHE2A. This alphanumeric
designation was in use for four years.

Following the events of World War 2, SW broadcasting from Czechoslovakia
was recommenced in 1947 year. Then, for a period of twelve years beginning
in 1950, many new transmitters were installed progressively at Podebrady-
CSSR.
(Adrian Peterson-USA,  AWR  Jan 1994 year)

GERMANY   re Bayern Heimat Radio. -- Radiomuseum Fuerth.

<https://www.nordbayern.de/region/fuerth/neues-konzept-bundesweite-
bedeutung-so-verandert-sich-das-further-rundfunkmuseum-1.11204540>

mit virtuellem Rundgang.
(Walter Eibl-D, A-DX groups.io July 9)

GERMANY   BR Heimat / Chamer Rundfunkmuseum

<https://www.br.de/radio/br-heimat/programmkalender/ausstrahlung-
2492694.html>

1000-1200 MESZ
<http://br-brheimat-live.cast.addradio.de/br/brheimat/live/mp3/mid>

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/svbvk197pwn2ryi/IMG_20210709_100617.jpg?dl=0>

<https://www.chamer-rundfunkmuseum.de/abteilungen-museum/beispiele-gerate-
abteilungen/>

<https://www.chamer-
rundfunkmuseum.de/project/rundfunkmuseum/cache/domain98/images/229/229-
636329659258217474-1000x0-vcenterhcenter.jpeg>

<https://www.museen-in-bayern.de/no_cache/das-
museumsportal/museen/museen//rundfunkmuseum.html?L=0>

" -- Der Ort ist passend gewaehlt: In einem ehemaligen Fernmeldeamt zeigt
das Rundfunkmuseum die Entwicklungsgeschichte der Rundfunk- und Fern-
sehtechnik, der Ton- und Bildaufzeichnung und der Elektroakustik. Ueber
2000 meist funktionstuechtige Exponate spannen einen zeitgeschichtlichen
Bogen von den 1920er Jahren bis zur Gegenwart. Tondokumente und Vorfueh-
rungen der Geraete duerfen bei diesem Thema natuerlich nicht fehlen."

<https://www.br.de/mediathek/podcast/habe-die-ehre/michael-heller-und-
daniel-paul-vom-chamer-rundfunkmuseum/1831351>

<https://cdn-storage.br.de/iLCpbHJGNL9zu6i6NL97bmWH_-4c/_-
0S/_Avd5Axf_U1S/210709_1005_Habe-die-Ehre_Michael-Heller-und-Daniel-Paul-
vom-Chamer-R.mp3?download=true>

69 min/63 MB (ohne Musik)

"... Habe die Ehre!
Michael Heller und Daniel Paul vom Chamer Rundfunkmuseum.
Obwohl es das Chamer Rundfunkmuseum erst seit fuenf Jahren gibt, ist es
schon eine richtige Perle und sogar von "nationaler Bedeutung".
In "Habe die Ehre!" sind der Gruender und Museumsleiter Michael Heller und
sein Stellvertreter Daniel Paul bei Tom Viewegh zu Gast."

Metadaten der MP3-Datei:
<https://www.dropbox.com/s/mjq45meaptp5d3n/2021-07-
08_Rundfunkmuseum_Cham_MP3-Podcast-metadata.png?dl=0>

<https://www.teltarif.de/rundfunk-geschichte-radio-museum/news/72294.html>
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX groups.io July 9)

GERMANY   re: Sender Oranienburg Zehlendorf:

"Unser Landschleicher in Zehlendorf",

im rbb-Fernsehen war die rbb Redaktion in der Rubrik Landschleicher
der Sendung Brandenburg Aktuell diesmal zu Gast im Oranienburger
Ortsteil Zehlendorf. In dem 4-minuetigem Beitrag gibt es auch eine
kurze Passage zum frueheren Rundfunkhaus und die Sprengung des alten
Sendemastes zu sehen, hier das Video:

<https://www.rbb-
online.de/brandenburgaktuell/landschleicher/beitraege/zehlendorf.html>

(Ralf Schneider, Schwedt/Oder, A-DX groups.io July 11)

02.48 min/sec  til  03.35 min/sec

Funkamt Zehlendorf, 365 m tall mast blown up of
GDR  LW Broadcasts on Oranienburg Rehmate 177 / 180 kHz range.

Re:  Sender Zehlendorf, Ergaenzung, Literaturtipp

In dem Buch: Gerd Klawitter (Hrsg.)
"100 Jahre Funktechnik in Deutschland (Funksendestellen rund um Berlin),
Verlag Wissenschaft und Technik, Berlin 1997, ist die Rundfunksendestelle
Zehlendorf Rehmate bei Oranienburg auf den Seiten 105-112 ausfuehrlich
beschrieben.

<https://www.rbb-
online.de/brandenburgaktuell/landschleicher/beitraege/zehlendorf.html>

Der Link des gut vierminuetigen Videos (Min/Sek. 2.48 - 3:37) nachfolgend:

<https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/brandenburg-aktuell/zu-besuch-in-
zehlendorf/rbb-
fernsehen/Y3JpZDovL3JiYi1vbmxpbmUuZGUvYnJhbmRlbmJ1cmdha3R1ZWxsLzIwMjEtMDct
MTFUMTk6MzA6MDBfZmU5NDNhZWQtZTg2Mi00YjkzLWE5MjUtNGNjZWRlNmQ4YzE5L3plaGxlbm
RvcmY/>

Der Link von Ralf zeigt die Vorankuendigung,
die Landkarte zeigt Berlin-Zehlendorf !
(Reinhard Schmidt, Potsdam-Rehbruecke-D, A-DX groups.io July 11)

GERMANY   rbb tv report on Tuesday, July 6.

Leider zu einer unguenstigen Sendezeit war im rbb-tv in der Sendung
"Bilderbuch Berlin-Koepenick" (2012) von 2115-2145 hrs MESZ/CEST ein-
gebettet auch eine Reportage von einigen Minuten Laenge ueber das Funkhaus
in der Nalepastrasse zu sehen. Und auch der Industriesalon Schoeneweide
wurde gezeigt, wo sich ein dort gebauter RIAS-Stoersender befinden soll -
der besichtigt werden kann.
Eine Sendung aus dem Jahr 2012.

<https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/bilderbuch-berlin-koepenick-oder-doku-
und-reportage/rbb-
fernsehen/Y3JpZDovL3JiYi1vbmxpbmUuZGUvZG9rdS8yMDEzLTA3LTA5VDIwOjE1OjAwL2Jp
bGRlcmJ1Y2gtYmVybGluLWtvZXBlbmljaw/>

(Paul Gager-AUT, A-DX groups.io July 7)

re: rbb TV Mediathek - bilderbuch-berlin-koepenick-oder-doku-und-
reportage.

33.20 min/sec Funkhaus exGDR BC house at Nalepastrasse,
              nunmehr Tonstudio professionell.
35.00 min/sec anti US RIAS {West-} Berlin jamming sender, in
              Industriesalon Schoeneweide.
36.40 min/sec Kabelwerk Oberspree til 38.20 min/sec.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7)

GERMANY   DAB+: Regional-Mux in Thueringen soll im September starten /
Antenne Thueringen Classics.

Start von DAB+ fuer private Veranstalter in Thueringen:
Mit der erfolgten Frequenzzuteilung der Bundesnetzagentur fuer den
Kanal 12B an den Standorten Erfurt und Weimar gegenueber der DIVICON
MEDIA HOLDING GmbH kann nun die konkrete Umsetzung erfolgen.

Die DIVICON MEDIA HOLDING GmbH wurde 2020 von der TLM fuer den Platt-
formbetrieb ausgewaehlt. Geplant ist der Start fuer Anfang September.
Derzeit laufen die Aufbauarbeiten an beiden Standorten. <www.tlm.de>

<https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antenne_Th%C3%BCringen>

Antenne Thueringen ist ein privater Rundfunksender in Thueringen,
betrieben von der Antenne Thueringen GmbH & Co. KG. Die RTL Group haelt
15% an dem Sender. Antenne Thueringen ist als Tagesbegleitprogramm
konzipiert und sendet ein Musik- und Informationsprogramm mit dem Schwer-
punkt Popmusik.

<https://rtlradiodeutschland.de/unternehmen/>

<https://www.radioszene.de/155513/antenne-thueringen-classics-gestartet-
ab-herbst-auch-via-dab.html>

"Mit ANTENNE THUERINGEN Classics bekommt unsere Senderfamilie ein weiteres
Format fuer die zukuenftige Ausrichtung unseres Hauses auf dem Thueringer
Markt. Wir freuen uns, mit diesem ab Herbst zusaetzlich ueber DAB+
empfangbar zu sein. Mit ANTENNE THUERINGEN Classics schlagen wir ein neues
Kapitel auf und schliessen eine Luecke im Thueringer Markt", sagt
ANTENNE THUERINGEN Geschaeftsfuehrer."

<https://www.tlm.de/radio-tv-web/kommerzieller-hoerfunk/antenne-
thueringen-classics/>

ANTENNE THUERINGEN Classics.
Das Programm richtet sich an ueber 50-Jaehrige mit Musik aus den 80er- und
90er-Jahren. Es soll landesweit digital im Standard DAB+ ueber die
Plattform der DIVICON MEDIA HOLDIMG GmbH in Thueringen und im Internet
verbreitet werden. Sendebeginn 1. Juli 2021, Zulassung bis 31. Januar 2031

<https://antenne-th.divicon-stream.net/antth-atclassics-mp3-192-9735226>

Network received: 704709 bytes
Server: QuantumCast Streamer (Version v1.12.2
SHA:96278a2852f247b642287ecc6058aad02470ddc1 21.07.14 21:48:59)
Content-Type: audio/mpeg
Metadata received: 197 bytes
Metadata interval: 8192 bytes
Stream name: ANTENNE THUeRINGEN Classics
Current title: MIKE & THE MECHANICS - OVER MY SHOULDER
HTTPS & HTTP moeglich.
(DAB+ SatelliFax, July 15; via Roger Thauer-D, A-DX groups.io)

GUAM   'DXERS DIARY PROGRAMME' in KTWR Guam DRM Broadcast.

Dear Friend,
My Name is Arun Kumar Narasimhan from Chennai in India and I have been
producing and presenting "DXERS DIARY", a 5-minute weekly DX programme in
KTWR's DRM broadcast in 15200 kHz at 10.26 UTC every Sunday from
Jan 3, 2021.

This programme is designed to make it easy for listeners to contribute to
the advancement of the DX hobby. In this programme we broadcast listeners'
logs, band scans sent to us from listeners across the world, news and
frequency change by various radio stations around the world.

I will be happy if you can please inform your members about the programme,
besides you can ask them to email me bandscans, shortwave radio logs,
information about any competition, contest, club information or any other
information you think will be useful for Dxers across the world. I will
broadcast the information with their name in the programme.

Email id for sending information is  <dxersdiary -at- gmail.com>
I am also sending QSL cards for reception reports sent to me about
DXERS DIARY.
Happy DXing. Thanks, N. Arun Kumar-IND, July 14.

HAM RADIO   IARUMS R1 - Newsletter #6, of June 2021.

Dear Readers,
Here the link to our IARUMS R1 Newsletter #6 for June 2021:

<https://www.iaru-r1.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/IARUMS-Newsletter-06-
2021.pdf>

Have fun while reading. Feedbacks, comments, suggestions, constructive
criticism and support are always welcome!
73, stay safe!
Peter, HB9CET
Vice Coordinator - IARU Monitoring System R1
<https://www.iaru-r1.org/spectrum/monitoring-system/>
E-Mail:  <hb9cet -at iaru-r1.org>
(hb9cet via INTRUDERALERT via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, July 14)

INDIA    AIR Schedules updated in their website.
The All India Radio Home Service web site was updated yesterday with the
new stations added and deleting of closed down MW channels etc. The
External Services schedules are also updated. Please see the same in

<https://prasarbharati.gov.in/radio-network/>

The new files have yesterday's date also as part of the file name!

Yours sincerely, Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
(Jose Jacob-IND, DXindia via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 14)

INDIA   Unscheduled 7 minutes broadcast of All India Radio in Punjabi
on 11560 kHz, July 5

1316 & 1325 UT 11560 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Punjabi,
unscheduled broadcast shortwave.

1330-1430 11560 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari,
very good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 5)

INDONESIA   3325 kHz Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, with weak audio
on July 14:

1114 UT After the news in Chinese, played the patriotic song "Garuda
Pancasila," aka: "Mars Pancasila" - Pancasila March (The five principles
of Pancasila, as set forth by then President Sukarno on June 1, 1945, are
the underlying ideals of the country).

1209 UT After the news in Japanese, played the patriotic song "Garuda
Pancasila."

1309 UT After the nx in English, surprised to find they played a different
patriotic song - "Bagimu Negeri" - (For You Our Country).

I suspect that for all of August, VOI will probably play the patriotic
song "Dirgahayu Indonesiaku" after the news, as they normally do during
the month of their independence (Aug. 17).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 14)

JAPAN   According to "Sports Hochi News" and other media, the representa-
tives of Japanese 47 commercial AM radio broadcasters held an online
meeting on June 15 and announced 44 of 47 broadcasters have decided to
stop AM broadcasting until 2028 and change to FM. Only 3 broadcasters in
Hokkaido and Akita have not decided yet.

44 of the 47 commercial AM radio stations across Japan plan to switch to
FM broadcasting by fall 2028 to improve business performance by reducing
the cost of operating both AM and FM broadcasting services, it was
announced on 15 June. The move to FM broadcasting will be made by all
AM radio stations except those in Hokkaido and Akita Prefecture in
northern Japan.

AM broadcasting services are scheduled to start being suspended as early
as fall of 2023 as part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communi-
cations' test of switching to FM, meaning that AM broadcasting services
will shrink in phases from 2023 onwards. Though AM broadcasting has
a longer range, it has faced challenges, such as requiring large-scale
facilities including an antenna at least 100 meters tall and high main-
tenance costs as they age. Furthermore, AM and FM radio channels broadcast
the same programs through FM complement broadcasting, known as Wide FM,
as part of disaster prevention measures, causing overlapping facility
costs.

As advertising revenue has been falling among commercial AM broadcasters,
they requested the communications ministry in 2019 for system reform that
would allow them to switch to lower-cost FM broadcasting, and the ministry
has approved this reform. Tokyo-based TBS Radio Inc., Nippon Cultural
Broadcasting Inc. and Nippon Broadcasting System Inc. have announced they
will halt AM broadcasting in fall 2028 at the earliest.

Overall, 21 of the 47 AM broadcasters are set to participate in the
ministry experiment, and of the 21, 14 will take part with their broad-
cast relay stations. Even after the transition to FM by fall 2028, some
broadcasters will continue AM programming as a supplementary measure.
FM broadcasting is hard to receive in mountainous and other remote areas,
and Wide FM radio requires a receiver corresponding to certain frequencies

A 2019 government survey showed, however, that the distribution rate of
Wide FM receivers was only at 53%. TBS Radio Chairman Kiyohiko Irie told
a 15 June news conference, "We must quickly act to promote (Wide FM) re-
ceivers. We have decided to announce our plans soon to gain understanding
from our listeners. While it's each broadcaster's decision whether to
switch to FM, each of us are going to use this opportunity to address the
challenges."

The broadcasters plan to release annual progress reports on the ministry-
led experiment.
(Japanese original by Tomofumi Inagaki and Yuka Matsubara,
Cultural News Department, Mainichi News 16 June
via Mike Terry-UK in Glenn Hauser's WOR io Group;
via NZLDXT on July 2021 page 18-19, July 5 direct too)

Further: 3 AM broadcasters in Tokyo - TBS Radio (954 kHz 100 kW/90.5 MHz
7 kW), Bunka Hoso (1134 kHz 100 kW/91.6 MHz 7kW) and Nippon Hoso
(1242 kHz 100 kW/93.0 MHz 7 kW) will do the last decision in 2025.

28 AM broadcasters will start the demonstration experiment to stop AM
in 2023-2028.

The reasons are:
1) it is financially impossible to renew the old AM transmitter equipment,
2) the simultaneous AM/FM broadcasting has been the severe burden
   for finance.

They add the number of internet/mobile phone (using "radiko" site or App)
listeners have exceeded that of radio listeners, especially in younger
generation. The 47 commercial AM broadcasters are 16 AM only and 31 AM+TV
broadcasters. Radio Nikkei (SW only) is not included.
(Takahito Akabayashi-Tokyo-JPN via Hauser's WOR io Group;
via NZLDXT page 18-19 on July 2021, July 5 direct too)

MALI   13630 kHz  China R Int'l via Bamako-MLI relay w/EE News & at :05
into 'happy talk' feature with talk about things like getting the first
job after graduation from College & the 'awkward situations in job inter-
views' such as '5 cups of water for 6 people in the room'. This reminded
me of the radio equivalent of 'click-bait'. They could do better! 3+5443+
2104-2125 UT.
(Ken Zichi-MI-USA, wor July 3)

MEXICO   MWMasts - Digest #100 on July 17. A Mexico discovery
This is a digest for mwmasts -at- groups.io
at <https://groups.io/g/mwmasts>
<https://groups.io/g/mwmasts/message/2050>

Big thanks to Tim Hall. Not only is he widely regarded as an expert on
Mexican stations. He searched from an address announced by a Mexican
station which he was listening to. That is true enterprise. Delighted to
report that XEQIN on 1160 kHz has its mast at

30 42 04.6 N  116 00 07.4 W
or 30.701280, -116.002060. I have moved the row which used to show as
San Quintin to now read as Colonia Lomas de San Ramon. The station is of
course publicly owned as part of the Ecos Indigenas network.
(Tim Hall via Dan Goldfarb-UK, goldfarbdan5  July 16)

XEQIN 1160 kHz San Quintin, Vicente Guerrero, Baja California.

MOLDOVA   Trans World Radio India in Kazakh on 11805 kHz via
Radioteletsentr (PRTC) transmitter Grigoriopol Maiac on July 9
1545-1600 on 11805 KCH 300 kW  75 deg to CeAS Kazakh.
Very good via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

Trans World Radio Africa in Tigrinya on 9940 kHz via
Radioteletsentr (PRTC) transmitter Grigoriopol Maiac on July 9
1815-1845 on 9940 KCH 300 kW  157 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Fri.
Good via SDR Albertirsa, Hungary; KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

MYANMAR   5985 kHz, Myanmar Radio, Yengu Yangoon, at 1247-1300 UT on
July 14 (Wednesday); unusually strong signal, but OTH radar QRM; English
language lesson "Say It In English," with the misadventures of "Tom" being
sick and "Kate" helping him get to the doctor's office; these lessons air
on both Mon. & Wed.; first heard today's show back on Wed, Sept 20, 2017
(that seven minute audio is at -
<http://bit.ly/2TaeCT4>  and also heard again on March 26, 2018 (Mon.).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 15)

NEW ZEALAND   13840 kHz  RNZ Pacific 0001 UT, Woman in midst of newscast,
some male correspondents reports, steady but over noise and increasing
level of thunderstorm static from onset of AZ "monsoon" season. Using out-
door longwire, which may be cut before this monitoring session is done.
At 0011 UT, promos for upcoming programs from RNZ, then "mainly fine" wx.
Fair to Poor July 4.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

NEW ZEALAND   5980 kHz  RNZI in English, July 1, at 1350-1406 UT.
SIO 555 Clear and strong signal. Interview and talk of education influence
by mothers, especially working mothers. YL host and OM interviewee. Target
Oceania. Goals and achievements for education. Need to get more teachers
in the workforce, RNZ news at TOH. YL host. Talk of computer skills course
recently made available. Diversity in the University. Trump's organization
facing charges unsealed today. Sports news. WX forecast from around the
islands.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1002, July 11)

NEW ZEALAND   11725 kHz  R New Zealand, 'Pacific' from Rangitaiki, in
English, July 04 at 0501-0525 UT. Woman reading news and sport news w/ men
correspondents (ment New Zealand, Australia) until 0510 UT, some women
chatting briefly, woman host talk and interviewing some men (no much
clear); better in ssb, non stop rapid qsb, moderate qrn statics, poor/
almost fair at times; in //
<tunein.com/radio/RNZ-Pacific-s1863/>
(Gianni Serra-ITA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1004, July 11)

NIGERIA   7254.9+ kHz on June 24 at 0549 UT, VON
{FRCN Radio Nigeria Abuja site, wb} already on with prelude of songs,
S=9+10/20dB; compensation for all the missing or late starts for the
0600 UT Hausa?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor July 7)

7254.943 kHz  July 10 at 0552 UT, VON is on already with undermodulated
music. I also measured it on 7254.93 kHz, 15 months ago, so its degree of
offness quite steady and reliable. Whether this transmitter be on air at
all quite another matter.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1004, July 11)

NIGERIA   11769.904  VoNigeria in Fulfulde language, low modulated signal
at 19.49 UT on July 7, S=8-9 signal in western Europe.
(the various neighbours from CHN nearby are more well modulated powerful).

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

PERU   4775.04 kHz  R Tarma, Tarma, in Spanish, July 29, at 0011-0047 UT.
man long religious sermon w/ bit excited voice (ment Dios, Cristo, Jesus,
la palabra) till 0028 UT, woman brief announcement, chorus jingle pause,
man announcement and ID, typical local lively songs, man unclear announ-
cement, typical local IS tune, continuing w/ Andean lively songs; better
in ssb,non stop rapid qsb, strong qrn statics, qrm slow cw splats at
times, poor/almost fair at times; in //

<www.raddios.com/1089-radio-online-radio-tarma-fm-993-tarma-peru>
w/ some seconds of delay.
(Gianni Serra-ITA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1004, July 11)

6173.9 kHz  Radio Tawantinsuyo - Cusco, 2335-2346 UT July 5. fade, steady
carrier with some audio, too weak for details.  per Lucio Bobrowiec-BRA
tips and logs, thanks.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1004, July 11)

PHILIPPINES   9940 kHz  FEBC Radio Liangyou (via Bocaue site) at
1429 UT Way out in the weeds. Tuning signal to W (listed) Uyghur
(NW China, Uzbekistan, et al). Close covered at ToH by Chinese (CNR)
jamming for Radio Free Asia's 1500 UT opening) - Poor July 5.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

9920 kHz  FEBC (Iba), 1300 UT, a lot of religious music, M presenter in
(listed) Koho (spoken in Lam Dong prov., Vietnam), W at the BoH with clos-
ing annmt, FEBC tuning signal repeated a cupla times & off - Good July 5.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

POLAND   Polskie Radio 225 kHz Longwave. There's a 5 minute English report
about the 50th anniversary of /Lato z Radiem/?Summer with the Radio here:

<https://www.polskieradio.pl/395/7791/Artykul/2760248>

(click to listen on left hand side)
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 6)

Log: Polskie Radio 225 kHz LW SIO-444 in Vienna, Austria. 0700 UT 'Govorit
Polskie Radio'. ID in German: 'Hier ist der Polnische Rundfunk',
Sie hoeren die Sendung "Der Sommer im Radio". ID in French; ID in English:
'This is Polish Radio', You listen to "summer with Radio". ID in (?).
0705 UTC 'Good Morning. It's just 9. Headlines in English'.
0706 UTC Headlines in German. 0800 UTC // 0903 UTC Headlines //
'More news in English tomorrow at 9'. Polish Radio German service said:

"Sommer im Radio" Programm marked it's 50th anniversary on July first.
Programm will be heard on 225 kHz July/August. Mo-Fr about 0700 ... 0800.
0900 ... UT. // Music playing are mostly Oldies like Boney M John Travolta
etc.
(Paul Gager-AUT, BrDXC-UK groups.io July 9)

Re:  Polen auf 225 kHz in Deutsch.
Guten Abend, Eigentlich das normale Sommerprogramm von PR1. Muss mal in
den naechsten Tagen auf UKW bei PR1 reinhoeren ob sie auch noch dort
die mehrsprachigen Nachrichten ausstrahlen.
(Ralf Ladusch-D, A-DX groups.io July 8)

<https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polskie_Radio_Program_I>

Serwis informacyjny Jedynki, Aktualnosci, nadawany jest o kazdej pelnej
godzinie. Po Aktualnosciach emitowane sa:

Aktualnosci w Jezykach obcych (emisja o 9:05, 10:05 i 11:05) (angielski,
niemiecki, ukrainski) prezentowane przez dziennikarzy Radia dla
Zagranicy (podczas Lata z Radiem)

<https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lato_z_radiem>

Lato z radiem
Wystep podczas letniej trasy koncertowej
Kraj produkcji Polska
Jezyk
polski
skrocone "Aktualnosci" w jezykach: angielskim, niemieckim, ukrainskim
Macierzysta stacja radiowa Program I
Prowadzacy wielu
Data premiery 1 lipca 1971
Lata emisji od 1971

<https://wp-pl.wikideck.com/Polskie_Radio_Program_I>

Uwagi W trakcie emisji audycji Lato z radiem podawane sa skrocone
zestawienia aktualnosci w jezykach: angielskim, niemieckim i ukrainskim.
W 2020 roku i od 2021, z uwagi na protesty na Bialorusi emitowane sa
serwisy informacyjne w jezyku bialoruskim.

Comments
During the broadcast of Summer with the radio, abridged news reports are
given in the following languages: English, German and Ukrainian. In 2020
and from 2021, due to protests in Belarus, news services are broadcast in
Belarusian

<https://player.polskieradio.pl/anteny/jedynka>

<https://stream11.polskieradio.pl/pr1/pr1.sdp/chunklist_w139298234.m3u8>

(laeuft so auch auf einem DUAL MCR-200)
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX groups.io July 9)

ROMANIA  UNIDENTIFIED ORIGIN STATION   15170 kHz June 29 at 1500 UT,
it's another Tuesday already June 29, so I remember just in time at
1525 UT to check UTwente for what's on this week from IRRS:

last week from 1500 UT it was 'Sounds Irish' music, and before that it was
Kashmir Civitas clandestine. It's back to the latter, S=9+20/30dB, talk in
presumed Urdu mentioning Kashmir with strumming musical background.

1527.5 UT "salaam aleikum" greeting in closing; 1528 UT a bit of other
music and cut off air early? at 1528:15* UT, soon back on for a split
second before gone for good. Others had been hearing this earlier:
Arthur Pozner near NYC, Harold Sellers in BC, and Paul Walker in AK.

Pozner says:  "Confirmed about the actual language.
It is the same "Kashmir" program in Urdu and was received in several
countries with various results. And a station ID came on in Russian:
"This is Inter-Radio Romania"!"

Sellers says: "fair-good in southern British Columbia at 1519 UT with
presumed Kashmiri. Man with stringed instrument music in background into
an on location report of some kind. Missed sign off which was before
1528 UT. Was good at 1523 UT".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor,
direct July 7 and via SWB #1980, July 11)

15170 kHz July 6 at 1500 UT "Kashmir Civitas" ID in passing shortly after
opening in presumed Urdu via Romania; another weekly Tuesday clandestine,
S=9+15dB into UTwente. BTW, Civitas is pronounced Sivitas, not Kivitas as
in klassical Latin; but what has any Latin to do with this?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor,
direct July 7 and via SWB #1980, July 11)

not SPC-NURTS Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay
site, probably rent not via Sofia Kostinbrod to muslim KASHMIR target,
rather via Romanian RadioCom Tiganesti Saftica tx #2 site ?

Reception of NEXUS IRRS Shortwave clandestine broadcast "Kashmir Civitas"
on July 6
1500-1530 UT 15170 unknown kW unknown to SoAS Urdu Tuesdays only bcast,
very good via SDR Szekesfehervar-HNG remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Tuesday only: July 6)

SINGAPORE   12065 kHz  BBC WS in En relay via Kranji relay site, July 6,
1351-1400 UT. SIO 444. YL announcers discussing Israeli citizenship laws.
Old law expires today. Consternation about the law and a pathway to legal
residency and citizenship for Palestinians. Talk of art and sculpture on
Trafalgar Square in London. Interview with an artist with a racial point
being made. BBC WS program ID given at TOH, then off the air.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1002, July 11)

SOLOMON ISL/CUBA  Log KIWI SDR remotedly in NZL, at Marahau installation

<https://goo.gl/maps/gZgzWtAyMBSiXiiV9>

<http://kiwisdr.owdjim.gen.nz:8073/>

<https://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php?Grid=RE68mx>

July 8 at 11.59 to 12.05 UT

SOLOMON ISL  5020 kHz Honiara station ID at 11.59 UT, scheduled program
end and sharp TX switched OFF at 12.00:35 UTC, S=9+20dB or -76dBm signal
in NZL.

Same signal level strength reached via long path at Pacific Ocean from

{CUBA}  5025 kHz Radio Rebelde from Bauta txion center at 12.04 UT July 8.
WRMI on 5010 kHz much weaker signal there.

Florida state SDR access remotedly at 11.45 to 12.15 UT July 7th.
5024.996 CUB  R Rebelde in Spanish, S=9+25dB,
20 kHz wide much wideband broad signal at 11.53 UT, July 7.

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

SOWJETUNION  USSR history  [UKRAINE]   Russian Woodpecker Antenna Array
Now a Cultural Heritage Site.

The massive Duga-1 antenna array that transmitted the obnoxious and in-
furiating "Russian Woodpecker" HF signal from the 1970s until the late
1980s is now a cultural heritage site.

The array, located near Chernobyl in Ukraine, was part of an over-the-
horizon radar (OTH-R) system designed to detect and offer early warning of
incoming ballistic missiles from the US. A complementary receiver site was
located some 40 miles away.

While the system was operating, its broad rat-a-tat signal, typically at a
10 Hz rate, caused severe interference in the amateur bands. The Chernobyl
nuclear power plant disaster and the end of the Cold War preceded the end
of the system and the interference it caused. NATO military intelligence
discovered and photographed the structure, which it dubbed "Steel Yard."

Nearly 2,300 feet long and more than 450 feet tall, the steel beams of the
radar array are in the Chernobyl exclusion zone tower above the surround-
ing forest. Seen from a distance, it appears to be a massive wall or the
start of a cage. As Vice recently reported, the Association of Chernobyl
Tour Operators was the first to announce that Ukraine had made Duga-1
a protected heritage site.

The Russian Interfax news service later reported the official designation.

The Soviet Union deployed two similar OTH-R installations known and
Duga-1 and Duga-2 the one near Chernobyl and another in eastern Siberia.
Transmitter power levels were rumoured to be in the 10megawatt EIRP range.

Duga-1 was the focus of a 2015 documentary, The Russian Woodpecker, by
Chad Gracia. The film includes interviews with Duga Commander Vladimir
Musiets and others involved in building and operating the OTH-R system.

The production was a 2015 Sundance Film Festival winner in the documentary
category. In recent years, the Duga-1 radar has also played a role in
other films, as well as in various video games and novels.
ARRL, via Phil Brennan.
(ARDXC ADXNews of July 2021 #648 page #11, July 8)

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over-the-horizon_radar>

<http://www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/radar-2013.pdf>

some items in DXpress of March 2007:
> in Finland recorded a real 10-Hz Woodpecker signal for the first time
on 27 March 1976.

> The Woodpecker operations ultimately ended on 26 April 1986 at 01:23:40
when the ChNPP (Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant) Reactor #4 (U4) ran out of
control and exploded, causing one of the history's worst ecocatastrophes
that has been documented.

CHERNOBYL OVER THE HORIZON RADAR.
The monster Woodpecker antennas are visible in Google Earth at
51 18 17 N, 30 04 E. The bigger of the two could probably be designated
as HR(S) 30/10/0.2 (compare with VOA Delano's HRS 12/6/0.5 ...)

The Woodpecker is one of the high-power Soviet OTH (over-the-horizon)
radars which operated near Chernobyl (Ukraine) during the years
1976-1986 and which used the pulse frequency of 10 Hz.

For more info:
The Woody Woodpecker Story, Pt3 by Vaeinoe Lehtoranta.
(I just completed its translation into English):

<http://www.voacap.com/documents/woody_woodpecker_story_pt3_VKL.pdf>
(Jari Perkioemaeki-FIN  OH6BG, shortwavesites yg via dxld, March 2007)

SPAIN   17855 kHz  REE at 1725 UT. Interesting program with some sort of
Mediterranean sounding vocal music, pips and ID by W at BoH, in Spanish
(Entertainment and information at Radio Exterior Espana". no escuchar NADA
de // 15520, 11940 kHz - Good July 4.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor July 6)

SPAIN    REE Noblejas, This Afternoon.
Today I heard most of the 1/2 hour English service, including Mr. Coe's
heretofore nameless "DX program".

17855 kHz at 2204 UT, on 12 July - RADIO EXTERIOR ESPANA (SPAIN).
SINPO 54233. English, Female announcer reading news. QRM=some sort of
washing machine sounding artifacts along with modulation. Story about
Coronavirus vaccinations in Spain. At 2208z ID fb DX program (mailbag)
anchored by Justin Coe who is recoding the program remotely from home.
At 2213z Letter from Isle of Wight. Backyard gutter and fence antennas
combined at feedpoint (nulled out QRM), Eton e1XM. 200 kW, beam Azimuth
at 290 degr, bearing 59 degr. Received at Plymouth-MN-USA, 7066 km from
transmitter at Noblejas. Local time: 1704.
<https://youtu.be/ZHxo1zu3LwI>
(Rodney Johnson-MN-USA, wor July 13)

SPAIN [non]  11940 kHz 'the 230 degrees' REE Noblejas outlet service
is  O F F  air today July 8 / 9, also 00-01 UT slot at 00.23 / 00.43 UT.

Checked various SDR's remotedly in Florida, TWR Antilles, Colombia,
Caruaru PE and Sao Paulo Brazil.

17855 kHz the one and only 00.00-02.00 UT REE Noblejas outlet tonight.
S=9 even in BeNeLux SDR and in Gotland Sweden,
but
S=9+15dB or -55dBm signal on Cyprus ham society KIWI SDR rx remotedly.

Spanish talk program on Internet function,
papel en Mexico traditional ...

REE is 'The one and only radio station'
heard in 16 band in our West European summer night. 73 wb df5sx
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

SPAIN   17855 kHz,  Monday July 12 at 2209 UT, REE English after news,
Justin Coe goes into third edition of twice-monthly 'DX Program'.

Obviously non-scripted, says he's working from home where temps are
above 30C, so windows are open letting in plaza noise, sirens, barx,
kids, buses revving, animated discussions, but also a pleasant breeze.
Anyhow, "the noise of life in the big city".

While sufficient, the signal at S8 has some deep fades to S1, and even
at peak I never hear any such noise distraxion. Also working from home,
I am conscious of noise such as trains, planes, TV in the next room, but
rarely detectable on my playbacks. Says the new studios at REE they can't
use have good soundproofing, but nothing like the old ones which were
double-doored like a submarine.

This "DX program" really a mailbag is all about one e-mail received
3 July, from our very own Alan Holder on the Isle of Wight, which
Justin has never visited. Alan has been listening to REE since 1977.

Recommends a Roberts Sircon? 94-I internet "radio" where stations can be
easily stored. Laments Alison Hughes' early retirement. They agree she
has a great voice for radio [so does Justin]. Coe's device makes a ping
when a new e-mail arrives. What about her replacement, Amy Egan? Is she
on permanent staff? No, semi-permanent more like an intern with lower pay
for 6 months; but she is tech-savvy unlike J&A.

Justin managed to get a front-row seat to a performance by Segovia in
Germany, 1984-85. Still open for suggestions on title for this show, e.g.
as Alan proposes: 'Radio-Waves' was used before; You Write Us; We've Got
Mail; Nos Escribe.

2222 UT, about to play some outro music for Alan, by another guitarist,
Marc Ridot whose albums JC has bought several of; this one from Songs of
Resistance 1942-2018, about partisans vs Italian fascism, ref. website
indivisible.org accompanying singer Tom Waite who has a rather croaky
voice I can't understand, finally plays at 2225 UT until 5+1 timesignal
at 2230 UT. Maybe this will repeat on Wednesday as happened last time.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 14)

SUDAN South  {non}  /FRANCE/MADAGASCAR/VATICAN STATE

10 years of independence of South Sudan.

Ten years ago on 9 July 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan.
But on 9 July 2021, there were no big celebrations as high hopes had not
been met. Instead South Sudan went from an independence war to a big
number of internal quarrels.

There are two {western NGO, wb.} international stations focussing on
events in South Sudan

Radio Tamazuj
<https://radiotamazuj.org/en>

schedule in African languages including news in English Tue/Fri at
1544-1556 hrs und Wed/Sat 0414-0426 hrs.

0329-0427 hrs UTC:  7315 kHz (SMG 250 kW, 151 degr)
                   11650 kHz (MDC 250 kW, 335 degr)

1459-1557 hrs UTC: 15150 kHz (MDC 250 kW, 335 degr)
                   15400 kHz (ISS 250 kW, 138 degr)

The programme currently uses transmitters in France (TDF Issoudun), on
Madagascar (MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar relay facility relay
broadcast center) and on the extraterritorial station of Vatican Radio
(Santa Maria di Galeria).

On 9 July 2021 the English segment was generally pessimistic.
All items and some more can be found at the website mentioned above.

SUDAN South  {non}  /GERMANY/SAO TOME/UAE/VATICAN STATE

South Sudan in Focus
<https://www.voanews.com/africa/south-sudan-in-focus>

schedule in English

1630-1700 hrs UTC: 11910 kHz (SAO 100 kW, 138 degr)
                   13590 kHz (DHA 250 kW, 255 degr)
                   15660 kHz (LAM 100 kW, 132 degr) Mon-Fri
The programme currently uses transmitters in Germany (US AGM Lampertheim),
on Sao Tome (US AGM Pinheira relay site) und in the United Arab Emirates
(ENC Encompass Digital Media Services Al-Dhabayya-UAE relay site).

Usually reception on these three frequencies varies, but on 9 July 2021
reception was OK on all three frequencies.

Another station well audible and dedicating much time to South Sudan's
independence day was Vatican Radio
<https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html>

1615-1630 h UTC: 11620 kHz (CVA)

Vatican Radio reported on a joint message of Pope Francis and Christian
leaders calling on South Sudanese leaders to work towards peace and
another message of South Sudanese Christian Leaders along the same lines.

(The three other items: assassination of Haitian president, tensions
Belarus/Lithuania, recovery of Pope Francis).
Only the first item is also found on the website mentioned above.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wor July 9)

SWITZERLAND   Schweiz: Thaalam Thamil ueber DAB+ gestartet &
"Happy Radio" ab 31. Juli 2021.

<https://www.fmlist.org/sendertabelle/dab-
st_more.php?inputLand=SUI&inputEn=4405>

Da fehlen neben Infos zu Thaalam Thamil auch noch Details zu
"Happy Radio":
<https://www.happy-radio.ch/>

"... Happy Radio, das neue Lokalradio fuer die Region Basel, sendet fuer
die ganze Nordwestschweiz ab 31. Juli auf DAB+ Kanal 10A vom Sende-
standort Chrischona-Turm in Bettingen ein Programm fuer die Generation
Ueber-40. Mit Hits und musikalischen Perlen von A wie Abba bis Z wie
ZZ Top. Und mit Menschen und Geschichten aus Basel-Stadt, Baselland,
dem Schwarzbubenland und dem Fricktal."

<https://streaming.broadcastradio.com:11345/gtradio>

Network received: 252063 bytes
Server: Icecast 2.4.3
Content-Type: audio/mpeg
Metadata received: 63 bytes
Metadata interval: 16000 bytes
Stream name: Good Time Radio
Current title: Limon Limon - Hot Pink Tiger

Der Titel mit den Umlaut-Buchstaben wird auch auf dem DUAL MCR-200
korrekt angezeigt. Stream ist allerdings nur ueber HTTPS ! - kein HTTP.
Da bleiben dann andere Geraete aussen vor...

<https://streaming.broadcastradio.com:11345/>

Mount Point /gtradio
Stream Name: Good Time Radio
Stream Description: Good Time Radio
Content Type: audio/mpeg
Stream started: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:42:13 +0100
Listeners (current): 4
Listeners (peak): 9
Genre: various
Currently playing: Dan Hartman - Relight My Fire - Single Version

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/295uwk41pn36pxv/2021-07-
17_0630z_Happy_Radio_Basel.mp3?dl=0>
(DAB+ July 14; via Roger Thauer-D, A-DX groups.io)

TAIWAN   6214.9 // 6230.0 // 6280.0 kHz, Sound of Hope, at 1120 UT on
July 14; had noted 6215 kHz being silent for over a week and thought per-
haps they had abandoned the frequency, but came back again today; clearly
off frequency. These frequencies are rarely jammed by CNR1 during my morn-
ings.

9410 // 9774 kHz, Fu Hsing BS, at 0826 UT on July 15. Today only on two
frequencies!

9410 // 9774 15375 kHz, Fu Hsing BS, at 0801 UT on July 14; BBC had just
signed off on 9410 kHz; very nice to find all three frequencies active
again. The same frequencies were noted on July 10 (Saturday) from 0805 to
0901* UT (their weekend schedule, as opposed to weekdays 1000* UT).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 15)

TAIWAN   Radio Dap Loi Song Nui DLSN Vietnam Democracy Radio on 9670 kHz
via Paochung, July 11
1230-1300  9670 PAO 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese,
very good signal via SDR Hanoi in Vietnam remotedly
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews July 11)

TAJIKISTAN   4765 kHz  Tajik Radio 1, Dushanbe Yangiyul, listed in Tajik,
02 July 2021, 2336-2353 UT. woman/man talk, typical local chant w/slow
music, two men talking until 2349 UT, local humdrum chant w/ instrumental
music sound; better in ssb, non stop rapid qsb, strong qrn statics, poor/
almost fair at times.
(Gianni Serra-ITA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1004, July 11)

TURKMENISTAN   279 kHz  Turkmenistan's longwave station Turkmen Radio on
279 kHz; 24-hour sked (150 kW via Asgabat) still reported as 'irregular'
and may not be active. Your observations/info welcomed.

Shortwave Central (Gayle Van Horn W4GVH) in Twitter 5 July 2021.
Mike Terry to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2021-July-05)
(Ydun's Medium Wave Info-DEN, RUSdx #1141 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

UAE   Reception of Radio ERGO 17845 kHz
via ENC-DMS Encompass Digital Media Services at relay site Al-Dhabbayya,
on July 9
1200-1300 17845 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali.
Good signal Tambov-RUS KIWI remotedly.

Reception of NHK World Radio Japan 15365 kHz via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabbayya,
on July 9
1300-1330 15365 DHA 250 kW 60 deg to SoAS Bengali.
Fair/good signal Tambov-RUS KIWI remotedly.

Reception of NHK World Radio Japan 11830 kHz via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabbayya,
on July 9
1400-1430 11830 DHA 250 kW 90 deg to SoEaAS English.
Fair/good signal Tambov-RUS KIWI remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

U.K.{non} /MADAGASCAR/SAO TOME/UAE
Changes of BBC via ENC-DMS Encompass Digital Media Services at relay
Al-Dhabbayya-UAE, US AGM Pinheira-STP & MGLOB Talata Volonondry Madagascar
relay facility relay broadcast center

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/07/changes-of-bbc-via-al-
dhabbayya.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7)

USA   15000 kHz  WWV, standard time and frequency signal in En, July 7,
1554-1559 UT. SIO 444. Time signal from Fort Collins, CO-USA.
WWVH in Hawaii is not audible at this time.
WWV clear, but with steep QSB to JBA. Usable signal for its intended pur-
pose.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1002, July 11)

USA   Brother Stair on new additional 4790 kHz on July 17.

Allan Weiner announced at 0010 UT on his show this evening that has has
retuned the number 2 transmitter (ex-5130 kHz) to 4790 kHz.
It is s9 here in Maryland with Allan Weiner Worldwide,
// 7490 kHz s20, // 6160 kHz s15, // 3265 s5.
(radiofreemountairy ?, wor July 17)

USA   Additional frequencies of Brother Stair TOM
via WBCQ The Planet Monticello, July 5

from 0900 UT  3265.1v kHz BCQ 50 kW 245 deg to LatinAM English,
fair via SDR Milford PA, USA, remotedly.

from 0900 UT  6159.9v kHz BCQ 50 kW 245 deg to LatinAM English,
good via SDR Milford PA, USA, remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 5 / 7)

On July 17 at 09.50 and 14.50 UT noted on WBCQ older low power units on
3265.161, 4789.975, 6159.904 mornings and 6159.890 kHz at 14.50 UT,
and 9330.069 kHz measured on Perseus SDR in Florida state, east coast US.
(wb  df5sx, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17)

USA    WRMI Schedule Conundrum.

I wonder if I could ask for some help with the WRMI schedule.
The issue is probably me misreading things!

The latest schedule updated 01 July is here:

WRMI Schedule
<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13Hra1coQGQAKDzn8QGeAqPuXbvFsn7umG
zESGJQUx5k/edit#gid=0>

I'm trying to catch Viva Miami on WRMI. The first issue is that the
program is broadcast in English and Spanish editions, but I don't
think there is any way from the schedule to identify which editions
are in English.

The additional complication with their schedule is that 'System B',
'System G', and 'System L' are all in Eastern Time, which everything
else is in UTC. Talk about adding confusion!

Anyway, I tuned in to 7780 kHz last night (Tuesday) via an SDR in the USA
at 20:45 UTC which according to the Schedule should be 'System D' and
Viva Miami. Instead it was religious programming.

Later I tuned in again to 7780 at 21:15 UTC which according to 'System
F' should again be Viva Miami, and instead I heard the Australian DX
Report.

Am I misreading the schedule? Thanks in advance.
(Peter Jones, BrDXC groups.io July 7)

USA   The WRMI schedule is complicated, but I think you are reading it
correctly! The problem is that while the WRMI freqency charts have
recently been updated the WRMI programming schedules for each System are
not as up-to-date. Also, programmes like Viva Miami and Wavescan tend to
be used as a filler and can be prempted by religious or other paid-for
programming.

Listings for Viva Miami are included in the BDXC Guide to DX and Media
programmes which can be found in Broadcasts in English and on the BDXC
web site.

<http://www.bdxc.org.uk/dxprog.htm>

{also
<https://wwdxc.de/swl.pdf>  }

The programme is in English or Spanish, and repeats sometimes
for a few weeks before a new edition. I don't think there is a pattern,
it just depends what material Jeff has.

Another example of a schedule discrepency:

I just tuned in via an SDR in Washington DC expecting to hear Wavescan
(Scheduled 0830-0900 UTC Wednesday on 5850 and 7730 kHz on System D) but
there was only filler music and WRMI IDs.

It switched to Overcomer at 0900 UT as per the frequency chart.
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC groups.io July 7)

USA   5010 kHz, July 7 at 0139 UT, WRMI-14 poor here in noise, not
5015 kHz, altho Ivo Ivanov found it on "wrong" 5015 kHz in the July 6
morning at 1210 & 1230 UT via Boca Raton SDR. Must check that July 7 in
the 11-14 UT span. Have asked Jeff about it but no reply yet.

4980 kHz, July 7 at 0140 UT, WRMI-4 with squeal on USB not LSB of my R75,
but is it transmitted or receiver artifact? Recheck at 0357 UT on Key West
SDR, no squeal.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor July 7)

USA   Florida state SDR access remotedly at 11.45 to 12.15 UT on July 7th.

4980 kHz nothing, empty channel at 11.45 UT.

5024.996 CUB  R Rebelde in Spanish, S=9+25dB,
         20 kHz wide much wideband broad signal at 11.53 UT-

4839.996 odd fq as usual in 60 mb, WWCR religious,
         our religious friend BS and roarer TOM program, at 11.55 UT.

4886 to 4914 kHz wideband CODAR scratching signal at S=7-8 level.

5010even USA  WRMI station ID in Spanish at 11.59 UT, S=8-9 level.

6100even CUB  RHC Sp at 12.01 UT S=9+25dB in northern Florida state.

5999.999 CUB  RHC Quivican San Felipe TITAN 250 kW bcast center,
         Spanish nx at 12.03 UT, strong S=9+35 carrier power,
         but much low modulated to avoid splash.

5950even USA  WRMI Okeechobee, religious friend BS and roarer
         TOM program at 12.05 UT. Surprisingly poor S=5-6 signal only.

6030 kHz Cuban scratching against US AGM R Marti Spanish sce, opposite to
         Cuban folk revolutionary regime, S=7 even in Florida.
         6 kHz wideband audio block.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7)

USA    WMLK Updates.

Updates from the WMLK FB page since 23 April
(lots of photos of the installation coming together on the site):

8 June
Here is a progress report. You can see that the Transmitter and it's peri-
pherals are being positioned for their final locations in these pictures.

10 June
The new WLK [sic] gate! [[A security gate to protect the premises.]]

10 June
WMLK camera monitor system.

10 June
Transmitter and peripherals now in permanent places. Overhead work next!
Notice:
Pictures are being added to this series of pics. Scroll down to view!

22 June
More pictures added to the WMLK Radio post.

23 June
Working on the Balun duct with feedline inside.

29 June
Starting on the cable tray! Cable tray now complete!
Completed by Deacon Nathaniel Meyer and SM John Dalton! Good work men!

2 July
These photos depict WMLK Radio
<https://www.facebook.com/www.wmlkradio.net? cft [0]=AZV_umLQaBqSMo-
NTD7JzaLs6HkyP1lEbRe4UgRSxKoj2Y2n6AvWY_A0tF94IX2r0ukoM8xZcPEWacOxQ8SCV8uyA
b3Eb2b2EYtQd0o233ErOUvjxXp-75IH9g-XZn1BFsxeqOnc6QGWb1x102KWfUbF& tn =-]K-
R>

at night. Notice the work area of our Technician at the back of one photo
and to the right of the other pic.

5 July
The WMLK Technician has begun to run the fiber optics cables.

9 July
This is the cable rack that carries the wires from the PSM to the contact-
ors in the transmitter. Revision on July 09, 2021.

9 July
Today, July 09, Roberto the WMLK Radio technician, readied and installed
pre-cut cables for PSM modules A401-A412, HV xfmr secondary delta connect-
ions. Not terminated yet.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor July 10)

USA   Very good signal of TOM BS Brother HySTAIRical
9265 kHz via WINB Red Lion, July 6
from 0458 UT  9265 INB  50 kW 242 deg to MEXI-LatinAM/CeLatinAM
English via SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

USA    Reception of TOM BS Brother HySTAIRical
5800 kHz via WRMI-10 Okeechobee-FL July 6
from 0600 UT 5800 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LatinAM English,
very good via SDR Milford PA USA remotedly.

Reception of TOM BS Brother HySTAIRical 9455 kHz
via WRMI-5 Okeechobee-FL July 6
from 0800 UT 9455 RMI 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI English,
good via SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA remotedly.

Reception of TOM BS Brother HySTAIRical 9955 kHz
via WRMI-3 Okeechobee-FL July 6
from 0900 UT 9955 RMI 100 kW 160 deg to LatinAM English,
very good via SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA remotedly.

Reception of Brother HySTAIRical TOM 4980 kHz
via WRMI-4 Okeechobee-FL July 6:
from 1000  4980 RMI LOW kW 160 deg to LatinAM English,
very good via SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

Transmitter WRMI-14 wrong 5015 kHz via Okeechobee-FL,
instead of 5010 kHz, July 6

1100-1130  5010 RMI 100 kW 181 deg to CARI Spanish Daily AWR px
1130-1200  5010 RMI 100 kW 181 deg to CARI Spanish Daily Radio Prague
1200-1230  5010 RMI 100 kW 181 deg to CARI English Daily World Music
1230-1400  5010 RMI 100 kW 181 deg to CARI English Daily Brother Stair TOM
Very good signal at 1210 & 1230UT via SDR Boca Raton FL, USA remotedly
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

USA   Reception of unscheduled HF Word Radio 7780 kHz
via WRMI-1 Okeechobee-FL July 6
1200-1400  7780 RMI 100 kW  44 deg to WeEUR English,
fair via SDR Boca Raton FL, USA remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

USA   3215 kHz  On July 7 at 0251 UT, WWCR-1 at S=9+10/20dB of dead air
from dead Stair; 0317 UT in storm noise level I think I detect a trace of
JBM. 3265.1+ kHz meanwhile, TOMBS via WBCQ circa 0300 UT is a JBA off-
frequency carrier, fortunately totally unusable.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1004, July 11)

USA   5830 kHz  on July 7 at 0144 UT, WTWW-1 carrier is cutting on and off
the air about once per second but not exactly, making the PPPP modulation
unusable, tsk2. Still so past 0200+ UT; hey Ted, haven't you noticed
something's slightly wrong? Don't you even listen raptly to your bene-
factor? Recheck at 0219 UT, now carrier stays on.
{5829.988 kHz USA  WTWW, wb}

5085 kHz meanwhile, WTWW-2, July 7 at 0145 UT, carrier still jittery but
nowhere near as bad as 5830 kHz; yet obviously defective.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, via NASWA Electronic Flashsheet #1004, July 11)

USA   Manab Zamin: VOA ends Bangla radio service

<https://mzamin.com/article.php?mzamin=283592>

Voice of America announces end of its Bangla radio service

Voice of America (VOA) on 13 July announced that it is ending its radio
service in Bangla that served Bangladesh and the Indian states of West
Bengal, Assam and Tripura for 63 years. The FM and shortwave radio trans-
missions of VOA in Bangla would officially end on 17 July, according to a
media release. But the service's television and social media content will
expand considerably, as these platforms are more heavily used by
VOA Bangla's 16 million weekly audience members.

"When VOA Bangla was launched in January 1958, Bangladesh was known as
'East Pakistan' and it was a territory under martial law with no tele-
vision or private radio," said John Lippman, Acting VOA Programming Direc-
tor. While the service's shortwave radio audience is now less than 1%, VOA
Bangla social media audiences have grown significantly in recent years.

"VOA Bangla radio broadcasts brought world events to its audiences since
the days when radio was the primary news medium", Acting VOA Bangla
Service Chief Satarupa Barua said. She added, "It was a staple in our up-
bringing, a household name. We will build on that reputation, increasing
our presence on media that is now far more heavily used than short wave
and medium wave radio".

[translation is from BBC_Monitoring selection of news highlights from
Bangladesh's Bengali-language press on July 14. -mc]
(Mike Cooper, wor July 15)

USA   (7489v kHz), July 10 at 0000-0101 UT, WBCQ webcast of 'AAAWWW';
after WTO, first fiddling with microphones, says trimulcasting on 7490,
6160 and 3265 kHz; has hardly started when allows a caller to interrupt,
Bill in Wyoming who can copy only one word out of three on 7490 kHz and
wants to know about the SuperStition being off. Will get to that later.
Then another call from Tim, the same guy who two weeks ago was finally cut
off when he was quoting Tom Metzger of Aryan Resistance, objecting to
Larry Will's retort then and rambles on and on. 0017 UT Allan starts
trying to cut him off.

Then Allan is really pissed about the SS situation; Angela hardly says a
word during the hour except to murmur assent. The big PA tube came apart
and there is no spare. No one has seen anything like this before. Blames
manufacturing defect by Thales in France. Costs $200K.

Does not say anything about it being insured or under warranty as I have
wondered. Looking for substitute / replacement and a new tube is on order
but they are custom-made.

Is fed up too with Windows 10 computer control of transmitter, with no
manual override. Paid top dollar for this stuff and it keeps breaking
down. Manufacturers are passing the buck rather than rushing out to fix
things. *THEY* are working on shutting down WBCQ; won't say who, but
surely not sister Barbara? Now says the tube costs $210K, broke like cheap
glass or ceramic from China. May get Chinese to come and work on it
(?really?). Transmitter has never run right at full power; Angela implies
it's been at half-power. Can't get antenna crews in either despite pay
available of $1500/day. "I've had it - burned out."

0035 UT another caller suggests that TimTron is not the engineer to depend
on. Allan really blows his top about this, lauds TT as the best trans-
mitter engineer; but because of health problems he has not been to Monti-
cello in a sesquiyear; hopes he can visit soon. He got sick after his last
visit, pre-COVID. Cuts off caller and swears at him, warns everybody not
to criticise WBCQ staff or family on the air. (? Free Speech has its
limits). 0039 says the broken tube weighs 200-250 lbs so needs equipment
merely to lift it.

At 0049 UT I check the Rockport, Maine remote, and find VG signals on all
three frequencies: 3265 kHz + 157 Hz at S=9+15/20dB; 6160 kHz -106 Hz at
S=9+10/15dB; 7490 kHz -102 Hz at S=9/+10dB. I continue listening to those
instead of web. 0053 UT finally datestamp as 9 July YOOL 2021. 0057 UT
admires Jimmy & Rosalyn Carter on their 75th wedding anniversary and hopes
his marriage last as long (? at age 67 +70? 137, I doubt it). Time for
just a few e-mails, but runs over to 0101.5 UT, cut to Hal Turner
in progress.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 14)

{...}  Another phone call at 0009 UT. Caller was complaining about Larry
Will complaining about him during the program two weeks ago. Then some
more talk of socialists and communists. Finally started to talk about
the problems with 9330 kHz and the tube that went out on the big trans-
mitter. Allan stated that they had a new tube on order but later said that
they might not use the same type of tube again and were looking into other
replacements. Also said he was considering having the Chinese build him a
new tube.

He mentioned that the big antenna needed some work done on it and so far
the company isn't sending over a crew to work on it.

Allan digresses a bit and briefly talks again about how "they" are
trying to drive WBCQ off the air.

Back to 9330 kHz, Allan states that they were looking into some other
transmitters to take up some of the slack on 9330 kHz but no other
details. Phone call at 0035 UT asks if TimTron had been working on the
9330 kHz transmitter and said that TimTron wasn't the one to work on it.

Allan got very upset, kicked the man off the phone and then had a mini
rant defending TimTron. Said that no one could call and attack any of
the staff at WBCQ or Angela and expect him to stay quiet about it. He
spent some time saying that TimTron was the best transmitter engineer
that he knew of. He also defended his decision to continue to broadcast
Brother Stair. {...} John Mid-North Indiana".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor July 14)

USA   15770 kHz  WRMI FL Okeechobee w/GH's World of Radio #2093 with the
usual DX news including items about R Cairo is still missing but now has
streaming, more mention of South Korea's poor frequency choices & Alan
Weiner's paranoid (are you paranoid if 'they' really are out to get you or
if you're doing something only marginally proper & the officials are look-
ing into the details?) ranting about someone unnamed who is trying to
'get' WBCQ & a letter from Alan's sister.

Also discussion of the FrankenFM news & the terminal event of sunspot
cycle polarity changes. Then SW Radiogram #211 which was finally in well
enough to decode everything. Today's text stories were a first person
account of the extreme heat in the Pacific NW & heat overnight causing
rice harvest issues.
(Ken Zichi-MI-USA, wor July 10)

UZBEKISTAN   Reception of FEBA Radio India 11805 kHz
via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, July 9:
1430-1500 11805 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi Wed-Sun.
Very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

IBRA MEDIA Radio Ibrahim 9390 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, July 9:
1500-1530  9390 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Bengali.
Very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

Reception of Voice of Martyrs 7530 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, July 9
1530-1600  7530 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean.
Very good via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow 7605 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, July 9
1630-1700  7605 TAC 10)0 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi.
Good signal via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

Radio Free North Korea RFNK 7540 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, July 9
2000-2100  7540 TAC 10)0 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean,
very good via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

North Korea Reform Radio 7589.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent July 9
2000-2100  7589.9vTAC 10)0 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean.
Good signal via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

Reception of Voice of Martyrs 7530 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, July 9
2100-2130  7530 TAC 10)0 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean,
very good via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

UZBEKISTAN   Reception of PAB Preparing for Jesus on 13580 kHz
via MBR FOM, via RRTM Telecom Tashkent on July 10
1300-1400 on 13580 TAC 100 kW  66 deg to JPN - Japanese Sat,
fair signal via SDR Tambov-RUS, KIWI_net remotedly.

North Korea Reform Radio NKRR on 7590 kHz
via RRTM Telecom Tashkent on July 10
1400-1500 on 7590 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean.
Very good signal via SDR Novosibirsk, RUS; KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

VANUATU    Radio Vanuatu from Port Vila heard with smooth "South Sea" song
at 06.30 UT on
3945 kHz S=9+5dB or -68dBm in peaks,
and checked whether R Nikkei or Port Vila Vanuatu program origin,

// hx 7890 kHz same program S=7 -81dBm,

and even when switched to LSB mode reception on KIWI set:
hx 11835 kHz at S=3-4 or -111 dBm level confirmed the reception too.

log at 06.30 UT on July 9th remotedly at KIWI SDR in Marahau NZL
<http://kiwisdr.owdjim.gen.nz:8073/>

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

VANUATU   7890 kHz hx, Radio Vanuatu and at times relay of Paradise FM 98,
from 0705+ UT, July 15. Station was having some issues with their audio
today; seemed normal till about 0750 UT, when I suddenly realized
I briefly heard YL in Spanish, followed by a brief spot in English ("My
family and I want to come back to Vanuatu," etc.); wonder if these spots
were about the upcoming Port Vila New Caledonia Regional Youth Festival

<https://wotzonvanuatu.com/event/port-vila-new-caledonia-regional-youth-
festival-teouma-valley/>

after 0800 UT, a number of times noted with two different audio feeds at
the same time*, creating a mess; at 0803 UT, fairly clear ID slogan - "Any
where, any time, Paradise FM, simply the best." *This is the first time
I have ever heard this situation!

7890 kHz hx // 11835 kHz hx, both harmonics, Radio Vanuatu, 0600-0602 UT,
July 14 (Wednesday). News Update (Vanuatu's "COVID-19 vaccine rollout,"
etc.); 0630-0634 UT, the regular segment of "messages" in Bislama, which
started and ended with nice indigenous drum music. Wed. continues to be
the only day that CNR2 (11835 kHz) closes down at 0600* UT, leaving RV in
the clear.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 15)

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

Lesetipp: Das Autoradio wird 100 Jahre alt.

"Seinen Ursprung hat das Autoradio in den fruehen 1920er-Jahren in den
USA. Was zunaechst Einzelstuecke von Bastlern waren, gelangte bald zu
breiter Beliebtheit unter der wachsenden Autofahrer-Fraktion - trotz
fragiler Roehrentechnik, klobiger Gehaeuse und der quer ueber die Wind-
schutzscheiben gespannten Antennendraehte. In Europa kamen die Autoradios
erst ein knappes Jahrzehnt spaeter an. Das erste Seriengeraet war das
"Blaupunkt Autosuper 5" von Bosch, das 1932 auf der Funkausstellung in
Berlin praesentiert wurde."

<https://www.n-tv.de/auto/So-fing-es-an-mit-dem-Autoradio-
article22663144.html>
(Thomas Kamp-D  DF5JL, A-DX groups.io July 11)

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