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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany


BC-DX 1291                                                 12 March 2017
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ALBANIA   re Radio Tirana, BC-DX #1290, March 5.

Sehr geehrter Herr Prof. Dr. Biener,
wie ich gerade im BC-DX 1290 lesen konnte, haben Sie sich eingehend mit
dem Auslandsprogramm von Radio Tirana beschaeftigt.

Ich moechte zu den Monitoring-Beobachtungen noch folgendes anmerken:

Da die englische Sendung im Zeitraum 22:00-22:30 MEZ/CET (ehemals 7465
kHz) laeuft und die serbische Sendung um 22:15-22:30 MEZ/CET (1458 kHz),
ist auf dem Stream von "Radio Tirana 3" nur der Anfang des englischen
Programms zu hoeren.

Kurz vor 22:15 MEZ/CET wird der Stream auf das serbische Programm
umgeschaltet.

In voller Laenge ist das englische Programm erst nachts 03:30-04:00
MEZ/CET (ehemals 7475 kHz) zu hoeren; dies ist eigentlich als Zufuehrung
fuer die Kurzwellensendung Richtung Nordamerika gedacht. Zu fuer Europa
"vernuenftigen" Zeiten kann das englische Programm nur auf

<http://www.radio360.eu/>

nachgehoert werden; hier werden Mitschnitte der zu der eben genannten Zeit
vollstaendig ausgestrahlten Sendungen bereit gestellt.

Im Zeitraum 22:30-24:00 MEZ/CET, bei Ihnen als "monitoring pause"
bezeichnet, ist ebenfalls das Pausenzeichen zu hoeren.

In der Sendung von Freitag, dem 3. Maerz 2017, wurde wahrscheinlich zum
ersten Mal die Internetadresse

<http://rtsh.al/radio-tirana-3/>

genannt. Meiner Meinung nach sollte noch die E-Mail-Adresse des Senders
genannt werden, damit es fuer neue Hoerer einfacher ist, die Redaktion zu
kontaktieren.

Kai Ludwig schreibt als Antwort zu Ihren Ausfuehrungen:
"I think I noted already on earlier occasions that only the morning
transmission in Albanian was a simple relay of the first program while the
others are separate productions."

Meiner Beobachtung nach handelt es sich bei der albanischen Morgensendung
0900-11:00 MEZ/CET (zweite Sendestunde auf 1395 kHz, ehemals beide
Sendestunden auf 7390 kHz) ebenfalls um ein spezielles Auslandsprogramm,
welches, wie auch die albanischen Programme um 16:00-17:30 MEZ/CET
(1458 kHz) sowie 01:00-02:00 MEZ/CET (ehemals 7475 kHz), als
"Radio Tirana per bashkeatdhetaret" (= etwa Radio Tirana fuer
Auslands-Albaner Nationals) angesagt wird.

Kai Ludwig schreibt ferner:
"The additional playouts of programming at times when no transmitters are
supposed to be on air could, in theory, be a preparation of possible test
transmissions on 1395 kHz, provided they are really considered and not
mere wishful thinking."

Die zusaetzliche Ausstrahlung des deutschen Programms um 19:00-19:30
MEZ/CET gibt es schon laenger und hat wohl nichts mit einer
moeglicherweise geplanten Mittelwellen-Ausstrahlung auf 1395 kHz zu tun,
ebenso wie auch die zeitweiligen Uebernahmen des ersten Programms in den
Zeiten ohne Auslandsprogramme.

Diese zusaetzliche Internetsendezeit des deutschen Programms erfuhr
bislang in den Sommersaisons stets eine Aenderung: Seit Jahren kommt es
hier zu einem Tausch mit dem Sendeplatz in italienischer Sprache, der im
Winter um 20:00-20:30 MEZ/CET laeuft.

Im Sommer galt also die letzten Jahre: 19:00-19:30 MESZ/CEST Italienisch,
20:00-20:30 MESZ/CEST Deutsch (zusaetzlich).

Ich hoffe, mit meinen Ausfuehrungen ein bisschen weitergeholfen zu haben.
Mit freundlichen Gruessen
(Alexander Busneag, via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D,
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

ANTARTICA ARGENTINA   LRA-36 on March 6. Bruce - tnx for heads up on this!
Listened from 2025 to 2102 UT in AM and Narrow AM modes on 15.47597 kHz
using the KiwiSDR in Pardinho Brazil.  Listening online in NY, USA.

Program ended at 2100.5 UT in mid-song then open carrier until off at
2102 UT. Vy nice Argentinian song at tune-in, man ann at 2027 UT
w/ station ID, more vocals, ID by woman at 2035 UT fol by program with
women talking. More vocals at 2042 UT. Woman ancr again at 2053.5-55 UT
fol by vocals to end of pgm.

Periodic QRM from approx. 15130 kHz that appeared to be ARO (probably
local to rcvr site) from the transmission timing and was broad enough to
bury LRA-36 while on.

Fortunately this was only about 10% of total listening time. Path distance
is 2816 miles from Pardinho SP Brazil to Base Esperanza. SINPO 33343 with
some periods of S4.
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, hcdx & dxld March 7)

re ANTARCTICA  ARGENTNA  March 6

15.475.95  at 18.02 UT. Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, Base
Esperanza. 35433 Today, Monday, March 6, the reception is quite
acceptable, audible and with identification of announcers, which makes
presumed that they will continue to be in charge of the broadcasts, the
wives of the staff of the base. They mention in the space "Hope to the
world", that this afternoon there is enough sun.
Also your email " <lra36 -at- hotmail.com> "

Last Friday, March 3, there was no broadcast, so we hope that this week
there will be no interruption and programming will continue.

I hope some distant listener can tune in and share in this list his
experience of receiving Antarctica.

CE3BBC
Hugo Lopez C., Santiago de Chile, hcdx March 6.

Yes Hugo, on March 3 nothing heard/visible in 15476 kHz range.

But today March 6, I see a very TINY S=1 string here in Europe on exact
15475.972 kHz channel at 1905 UT on March 06,
seemingly the Argentine Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel,
Base Esperanza shortwave station signal.

But LRA36 only deep under threshold level,
sorry no chance in Europe tonight, to listen any program details.

73 wolfie  df5sx, wwdxc europe, to Hugo Lopez CE3BBC
<ce3bbc -at- outlook.com>

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

Good tip Wolfie, tnx. I see a very tiny carrier to the SouthEast from
here, very close to 15475.972 kHz. Only on the log periodic aimed that
way, and very tiny - only visible on the Perseus screen with the
rbw spread out to .95 Hertz with a span of .782 kHz.
73 Don, VE6JY
(Don Moman VE6JY Lamont-Alberta-CANADA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 6)

ARMENIA   Has received QSL-card of the TWR. The program is in Russian.
23 Febr 2017 16.40-17.10 UT, 864 kHz / Yerevan Gavar Noratus (Armenia)
Confirmed from the St. Petersburg branch.
You can see the card here
<http://rusdx.blogspot.ru/2017/03/blog-post_6.html>
(AK  Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia
via RUSdx #915 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

ASCENSION ISL   7305 kHz BBC Hausa, and 7325 kHz BBCWS English,
both S=8-9 sidelobe signal strength, at 0628 UT on March 6.

7415 kHz Program Babcock FMO, "Dandal Kura Radio" via Ascension Island
relay site, 'Kura' mentioned over and over again,
S=9+5dB at 0640 UT on March 6, fast like machine gun spoken
speed presenter voice ...

Logged in remote SDR unit in Florida-US east coast North America.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

AUSTRALIA   QSL  2325 kHz (Tennant Creek), 2485 kHz (Katherine)
and 4835 kHz (Alice Springs) verified an last day transmission sent by
regular postal mail with a nice, long e-mail response from Ryan MacArthur
who works in Master Control at ABC Darwin in 14 days. He attached a scan
of their previous QSL card, since they no longer have any physical cards
to send out.

"Our presenters and staff enjoyed hearing from shortwave listeners all
around the world. Most recently, we heard from a listener as far away as
Finland.

It is a shame that yours will probably be the last correspondence we
receive, now that the shortwave service has ended."
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

AUSTRALIA   17760  on Sat Feb 25 at 2253 UT, JBA talk, which HFCC shows
must be Japanese service of RBA from KNX, 75 kW, 5 degrees at 2225-2300 UT
on Sat & Sun (meaning UT Fri & Sat???). Hardly anything else on 16mb
except 17730 kHz Cuba, but reminds us that R. Australia could be heard on
17840 kHz if it could be transmitting.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 1)

BHUTAN   6035 kHz  Bhutan Broadcasting Service (tentativo), Thimphu
Dzongkha, 28 Febr 2017 at 0122 UT. Musica tipica da regiao, locucao YL,
cancoes regionais. Antes de divulgar este logging, consultei varias fontes
de informacao, inclusive videos no Youtube de outros colegas de radio que
sintonizaram esta estacao, inclusive no Brasil. O estilo de comunicacao e
da musica apresentada e completamente semelhante ao que sintonizei.
25332 / 35433.

Um idioma impossivel de poder identificar algumas palavras ou mesmo a
identificacao da emissora. Ambas as escutas [com Brasil 4895 kHz] foram
gravadas em video e podem ser consultadas no meu canal no Youtube
GrimmSBC.
(Rudolf Grimm-SP-BRA, radioescutas yg via dxld March 1)

BRAZIL   6180, on March 7 at 0106 UT, RNA/RNB is back on after missing a
few nights, and no spurblobs detected below it, hopefully having fixed
that problem in the interim. Modulation on 6180 kHz itself is sufficient
now.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 3)

6180.024  RNB Brasilia heard in Florida-US remote SDR:
March 7 at 0940 UT, S=8-9 signal

11780.007 strongest signal from Brazil in 25 mb this morning,
around 0945 UT on March 7, S=5-6 or -89dBm.

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

BRAZIL   4894.92 R. Novo Tempo? - Found a signal here at 0856 UT. Nowhere
near enough for audio, but did find R. Novo Tempo on the exact same freq
using Artur Nogueiras SDR.hu web rx. Nice ID at 0901 UT.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Dec 24)

4895 kHz, Radio Novo Tempo, Campo Grande MS, on 28 Febr 2017 at 0028 UT.
Programa de perguntas e respostas sobre ensinos da Biblia, ID 'Novo
Tempo'. Um sinal de boa qualidade recebido em Sao Bernardo SP. 45544.
Ambas as escutas [cf BHUTAN] foram gravadas em video e podem ser
consultadas no meu canal no Youtube GrimmSBC.
(Rudolf Grimm-SP-BRA, radioescutas yg via dxld March 1)

Note the close match to my frequency offset. This station is religious,
but maybe low-key, like Alcaravan. Without being able to make out the
lyrix, could not be sure the "romantic" sounding songs were not really
about being in love with Jesus. Here's info about the relatively new
station and its target audience, not admitting to being sporadic on onda
tropical:

<http://novotempo.com/campogrande/a-radio/>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 1)

BULGARIA   9400  'End Times Coming Radio' - via Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria
relay, on 0114-0130* UT on March 1, a man announcer in English language
with a long religious talk. At 0128 UT a woman announcer with closing ID
and announcements accompanied by instrumental music. Fair to good.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

BULGARIA / VIETNAMs / GERMANY-GDR  {Soviet Occupied Zone of Germany}

Central Intelligence Agency's Freedom of Information Act Electronic
Reading Room.

Items of 1950, 1953, ... some 50-60 years back Cold War radio era ...

keywords: jamming, transmitters, map of jamming coverage in GDR,
mediumwave, etc.

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/>

JAMMING STATIONS IN EAST GERMANY, of April 1954 year.

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp80-
00810a003900390004-3>

Koenigswusterhausen jamming purpose item handled too.
Despite late Peter Manteuffel, technician in Koe-Wu site from the 50ties
to 90ties, denied oneself any jamming existence being occured from that
radio station site, -- or ever veiled Greek and Turkish Communist Party
mysterious secret transmission on shortwave left the air there.

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP80-
00810A003900390004-3.pdf>

JAMMING TRANSMITTERS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN EAST GERMANY.
Jamming transmission and instructions report of CIA Berlin - Bonn Germany,
two pages of May 1955 year, and GDR map attachment about jamming coverage
issued by 'PFZ  Post- und Fernmeldetechnisches Zentralamt', too.

Training course to 'Hauptverwaltung Funk' technicians by Soviet Counter
Intelligence at Beelitz center near Potsdam.

Jamming mother stations were at Koenigswusterhausen, [Schwerin] Woebbelin,
[Berlin] Koepenick Dammheide Uhlenhorst, [Leipzig] Wiederau,
[Dresden] Wilsdruff, and Plauen.

Later in the 60ties and 70ties up to 60 different low power radio jammers
were on air in GDR, spread out widely on various post office buildings,
Rat des Kreises und SED Kreis-Verwaltungen, Polizeistationen etc.

{btw. my former hometown reception towards US RIAS Hof in Bavaria, even
with magnetic ferrite direction antenna, was prevented by jamming
installation transmissions on mediumwave band nearby from Leipzig-
Wiederau, Merseburg-Leuna-Buna, Erfurt-Bindersleben, Gera-Weida, Plauen,
facilities.

But same happened on VoA Munich longwave 173 kHz channel in Russian and
German languages, jammed from LW sites at Koenigswusterhausen-GDR, and
Czech installation OMA/OLB/OLT at Podebrady east of Prague.

My one-tube UEL-51 table set RFT Stern Berlin Kolibri, realized on
Christmas 1954 at low cost of 95 GDR Mark. I could afford to buy only the
cheapest receiver, on a mothly salary of 140 GDR Mark }

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP80-
00810A006600130005-3.pdf>

LARGE POLICE RADIO TRANSMITTER IN HALLE

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP82-
00457R003700680003-8.pdf>

JAMMING TRANSMITTER AT BREHM NEAR BURG (MAGDEBURG)

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP83-
00418R000200110003-0.pdf>

FOREIGN RADIOBROADCASTING RECEPTION POTENTIAL IN EAST GERMANY
{an excellent profound detailed radio report on GDR of 1955 year ... }

Rather poor LW and MW equipment remained after WW II end in GDR /
Soviet Occupied Zone of Germany, in 1945 to 1952 years.

LW 750 { 3 x 250 } kW  SL-2 tx was planned in 1952 at Oranienburg
Zehlendorf Rehmate, but realized later in September 1959.

Planned 'Twin Z-3 Zwilling, zwei Halbzuege transmitter' of 220 kW each of
1950 year, were under construction at Funkwerk Berlin Koepenick, and came
on air with tests at location [Berlin] Koepenick Dammheide Uhlenhorst
as Z3/I in July 1952 and regularly in May 1953, built up progress of
the two final 250 kW SM8 and Z3/II units delayed til 1956/1959 year

[Schwerin] Woebbelin single 220 kW unit SM1 came on air in October 1952.

[Magdeburg] Burg Brehm two 220 kW units SM3 came on air regularly
in Dec 1953. Could be combined as pair with 500 kW of power.

[Dresden] Wilsdruff single 220 kW unit SM4 came on air regularly
in May 1954.

[Suhl Hildburghausen] Wachenbrunn single 250 kW unit SM8 came
on air late in Oct 1959.

{and in BULGARIA former Pleven Grivitsa MW 594 kHz 250 kW, station tx and
masts type like GDR units at Koepenick, Burg, Wachenbrunn, Woebbelin;

<http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-
odE4mZZ1nJY/V5nmzaLXGDI/AAAAAAAAAOQ/mpxgBbTUosAov9_rRcKohRIorv63seNKACJkC/
s0/photo.jpg>

<https://goo.gl/maps/8kYE361VPrj>  }

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP79-
01093A000500050001-8.pdf>

GARA KOSTINBROD RADIO TRANSMITTING TELEGRAPHIC CENTER AND RADIO JAMMING
IN BULGARIA.

Otdel Na Sofyiski Radio Statsyi I Televisia.
Sofia jamming site of June 1963.
Most of the jamming organization details were known previously by DXers.
But new item read on this CIA paper of 1963:

Bulgarian Jamming Control Center address was 101 Boulevard Georigi
Dimitrov in Sofia (1. on page 2)

Soviet SNEG 4 x 50 kW transmitters in use at Kostinbrod, 3 x SW, and
also 1 x MW 791 kHz against VoA Thessaloniki Greece bcast outlet.

Covered an area of 40 to 50 kilometers radius around Kostinbrod Sofia
target.

Dead area 1 kilometer radius around Kostinbrod jamming broadcast facility,
it was possible to listen to the western broadcast being jammed quite
clearly.The former director of Sofia Kostinbrod radio station used to
listen regularly to the VoA Programms, in spite of the jamming in progress
there.

Otdel Na Sofyiski Radio Statsyi I Televisia.
The technicians were uninformed as to the type of program or nationality
of the broadcast to be jammed ...

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-
RDP80T00246A026801830001-2.pdf>

JAMMING STATION NEAR PLOVDIV  Okoliya of 1954 year.
(SKETCH OF ROAD SHOWING LOCATION OF THE JAMMING STATION)

Location at road Ploviv to Katunitsa Asenovgrad, at Yagodovo village,
see G.E. 2003year image, all radio station installations are scrapped now
at the location  42 07 01.94 N  24 50 59.17 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/mNU58XvsEzJ2>

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-
RDP80T00246A047500330001-8.pdf>

MOSCOW WEEKLY OUTPUT BY LANGUAGE AND AREA

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP84-
00868R000100060057-7.pdf>

RADIOBROADCASTING IN THE VIETNAMESE PROPAGANDA WAR

<https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-
RDP78T02095R000800070016-7.pdf>

(via Roger Thauer-D, A-DX ng March 4)

CHINA   March 9, a day with Voice of Strait Fujian anomalies. Timeline:

1212 UT - both 4900 kHz (Minnan language service) and 4940 kHz
("Voice of Taiwan Strait News Radio") off the air.
In the past, both had *1200 UT sign on times.

1248 UT - noted 6115 kHz on the air (Minnan language service).

*1248-1249* UT - happened to briefly hear 4940 kHz come on the air and go
off.

1314 UT - found 6115 kHz silent. So is the switch from 6115 to 4900 kHz
happening now at 1300 UT, instead of formerly at 1200 UT ?

1315 UT - heard both 4900 and 4940 kHz; both with strong OTH radar QRM.

(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

6115 kHz S=9 in eastern Thailand at 1020 UT March 12.  wb.

Transmitter location of the strong shortwave signal Voice of Strait is
still be in question.

I had ever seen there is CHN "Voice of Strait", but I do not see it in the
list of the wanted sites now, did you locate it already?
(Zhu Bin in SW TXsites ng 2017-March-9)

According Google Earth images, Fuzhou Fujian tx location area
26 04 20.56 N  119 20 16.22 E
replaced by new housing area buildings,

Fujian stn#103 CNR-1 540/639, CNR-2 720, Fuzhou PBS 1332,
jamming CNR-1px on MW 603, 1557 kHz, at
26 04 12.07 N  119 20 38.04 E  and
26 01 23.00 N  119 16 35.00 E

Mediumwave moved sometime between 2000 and 2010 year to new location.

Fujian Broadcaster FJ1, as well as stn#102, jamming stn #103 moved to
the new site for Station #102 is now visible at
25 58 24 N  119 17 25 E

Chinese sources on the web say this site also replaces the old jamming
site Station #103. It's said to have a total of 8 mediumwave antennas
(which tallies with the GE images), and the following MW transmitters:
2x200 kW, 2x50 kW, 6x10 kW, 16x3 kW.

These numbers could include some reserve units.

Shortwave 6115, 4940 and 4900 kHz.
The nearest bigger Shortwave Fujian broadcast center is located at
CHN "SARFT 761" Sanxing Village, Xiaotao, Yong'an City, Fujian

25 44 25.05 N  117 10 45.48 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/JQDEWrP3K672>

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

CUBA   March 6 intermodulations of Bauta bcast center site:
0550 UT on March 6,
fundamentals S=9+25dB in Florida-US.
intermodulation signals on S=6-7 signal level.

Fq difference apart each other measured 14.9975 kHz.
Heard on 0610 UT
5010.0065 intermodulation
5025.0030 R Rebelde
5040.0005 RHC (but mixture! of Spanish, and English progr by Arnie Coro)
5054.9980 mostly Radio Rebelde intermodulation

At same time RHC English program on //
6000 kHz mixup of En Arnie Coro and Spanish program underneath, S=8-9
6100 kHz En ID at 0620 UT, Arnie Coro program, S=9+5dB
6165 kHz English S=9+15dB.

Logged in remote SDR unit in Florida-US east coast North America.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

CUBA   5025, on March 7 at 0656 UT, R. Rebelde is back on after absence at
previous check 0102 UT; also on is 6060 kHz with RHC ending English, so
much for my theory about transmitter swapping. 6060 kHz and all the other
English frequencies are soon in dead air well before 0700 UT:
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 7)

ECUADOR   6050, HCJB Mt. Pichincha Quito, on March 6 at 0703 UT, S8
Spanish religious talk, so HCJB is still testing here all-night. And we
thought they were deferential to coreligionist ELWA.
Will eventually contract to old 0500* UT ?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 7)

ECUADOR   We looked several years for a 10 kW Solid State TX.

Harald Kuhl is right: I visited Ampegon in Switzerland last year, but the
funding is from our perspective impossible, now.

Now we bought an "in-house" 1 kW TX.
In-house: From the former HCJB technology center - now SonSet in Elkhart
Indiana, USA. Because the altitude (4.000 meter ASL) and the equator
(around 15 km) the 1 kW signal reaches amazingly even Europe. I will write
a brief article (in German) for our Webpage

<http://andenstimme.org>

and will publish some photos within the next days.
Thanks for your patient!
Greetings from Quito, Horst

Aso. Vozandes Media in partnership with HCJB-Ecuador and Reach Beyond
Aso. Vozandes Media en cooperacion con  HCJB-Ecuador y   Reach Beyond

Casilla 17-17-691
Quito - ECUADOR, South America
Tel: +593-2-5101770
Web: <http://andenstimme.org>
(Horst Rosiak-EQA, direct March 9)

[later]  We finished the test period, yesterday. Attached you find the
actual schedule. We have not decided yet to extend the hours. The
listenership is regional like the indigenous people in Ecuador, Peru and
Columbia. They are getting up early and they are going to bed normally at
20-21PM local time (EST)
(Horst Rosiak-EQA, direct March 10)

EGYPT   9974.5  Radio Cairo at 1908 UT on March 11. Tentative here running
past Turkish listed close at 1900 UT, with Arabic programming. Plenty of
dialog w/om also distinct Egyptian music, YL vocals & instrumentals.
Recognizable muffled audio but pretty good for them. Signal is only
moderate S6 with plenty of fades and static. Very much up and down but, as
I said, pretty good for them. Time pips at bottom of hour w/ Radio Cairo
Egypt anthem.
(Stephen C Wood-MA-USA, hcdx and dxld March 11)  17-19 UT R Cairo Turkish.

EGYPT/GREECE   9420 kHz  Distortion signal - but Radio Cairo Russian
listed.
9383 to 9441 kHz frequency broadband range.

Sender mit katastrophaler Modulation auf 9425 kHz. Auf 9425 kHz
Bombensignal und ein unverstaendliches extrem verzerrtes Audio-Signal -
mit einem Stoer-Spektrum von 9400-9450 kHz.

Die Sprache ist unverstaendlich. Ist das der KW-Sender aus Aegypten??

Ist mir schon oefters abends im 31 Meter Band aufgefallen. An manchen
Tagen ist selbst All India Radio auf 9445 kHz total von diesem Stoerer
ueberlagert.

Um 1815 UTC Time Signal / Zeitzeichen, dann Wortprogramm.
(Gerald Kallinger-AUT, A-DX ng March 9)

9420  kHz  Radio Cairo Egypt, S=9+35dB in Mitteleuropa,
in Russisch gelistet, um 1906 UT am March 9.

Breitband Distortion-Signal 9383 bis 9441 kHz.
auch ein Umschalten auf FM Mode
bringt kein hoerenswertes technisches Signal.

9425 kHz KRE Kujang
Korea D.P.R. hat ein sauberes Signal,
gehoert in Ungarn, Indien und in Ost-Thailand bei Uwe's Schaetzchen.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

re 9420 kHz (9383 to 9441 kHz distortion covered in 31 mb at 19 UT.)
Now distortion in 9396 to 9436 kHz range, noted in remote units 
at Doha Qatar, Europe and Michigan USA, - at 2150 UT on March 9.

I have no proof.
Because the 'useful signal of Greece' can not be separated
from the broadband noise signal, most likely from Radio Cairo Egypt.

In Qatar and Michigan heard the Voice of Greece
live coverage of the European football soccer matches tonight,
// 9935 kHz.

We had reported a similar very strong much distorted signal
on 9420 kHz in 18-20 UT time range,

mentioned and reported first in Austria's A-DX ng.

No program content could be traced,  ... and we assumed
it was a terrible Radio Cairo Egypt signal.

Broadband Distortion-Signal covers broadband 9383 to 9441 kHz.

Also an switch to  >>FM mode<<  reception on Perseus SDR unit
brought no program content identification at all.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

Re:  Voice of Greece Problem with 9420 kHz Transmitter ?

Signal  on 9420 kHz weak this afternoon here in NB (at 21:35 UT March 9
during football game) with noise on adjacent frequencies from 9400 to 9440
kHz. Transmitter problem or some other source of noise? Noise is quite
clear on U. Twente WebSDR receiver waterfall; see attached.
// 9935 kHz frequency providing better reception here.

[later]  Thanks, Wolfy. I should not have cast dispersions on the VoG
transmitter. 9420 kHz is in the clear at 02:35 UT when checked using the
University Enschede Twente Netherlands rcvr.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN dxld March 9 / 10)

GERMANY   Pro DAB+ F-B group, Febr 24: Gute Nachricht fuer alle Country
Music Fans in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz.

Das Schwarzwaldradio auf DAB+ bringt Country Music mit der Moderatoren
Legende Walter Fuchs (SWF3, RPR), sonntags um 19 Uhr MEZ, dienstags
um 21 MEZ. Seine Sammlung von Country Music Platten und CDs umfasst
mehrere Stockwerke seines Hauses.
(Pro DAB+ F_B group, Febr 24)

GERMANY/RUSSIA   I received a QSL card from the "Voice of the Andes" from
Voronezh for the reception in Russian - 04 Febr 2017, 1530-1600 UT
{only Saturdays, 1530 UT Russian, 1600 UT Chechen language, wb.}
at the frequency of 11900 kHz (the transmitter is MBR Nauen, Germany,
100 kW).
The report was sent by e-mail:  <mks -at- intercon.ru>
On the card is a winter landscape.
(DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan, Russia / "deneb-radio-dx"
via RUSdx #915 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

GUATEMALA   4055, on Febr 25 at 2358 UT, R. Verdad with a rapid Spanish
sermon, about S4 vs noise level. This is station's seventeenth anniversary
on air, and they were going to celebrate with a dinner tonight. Recheck at
0137 UT on Feb 26, now could well be live, S=9+20dB in discussion of Radio
Verdad and its troubled history, from its cuerpo de locutores and Hermano
Edgar; offering a prayer for the occasion, during this "accion de gracias
por los 17 anos".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 1)

GUATEMALA   4055  QSL - Got E-qsl from Radio Verdad - Guatemala, + Photo
+ calendar + sticker + banner email for reception 28 Febr 2017,
at 0420-0450 UT on 4055 kHz.
I could not send the qsl card by mail. Mail does not work for
them for seven months already
E-mail:  <radioverdad5 -at- yahoo.com>
(VL  Vasily Lazarev, Samara region, Russia, "deneb-radio-dx"
via RUSdx #915 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

INDONESIA   9524.96  VOINS Cimanggis, at 1311 UT on March 9. Very poor
reception, but was able to make out the start of "Today in History,"
during their English segment; better reception after 1402 UT, in
Indonesian.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

On March 12 at 1015 UT on remote SDR unit in Thailand:

9524.939 kHz measured, at S=9+25dB or -53dBm signal level, much fluttery
signal, Thailand is too close propagation-wise to Cimanggis site -
I guess.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

IRELAND   RTE longwave 252 kHz, to continue until at least 2019 year.

RadioToday report today:

RTE has agreed to continue its longwave 252 kHz service in the UK until
the end of June 2019.

After that, RTE hopes Radio 1 will gain approval from UK authorities to
launch via a chain of small broadcast networks which cover main urban
centres. Currently, a broadcaster has to be based in the UK to obtain an
Ofcom licence.

RTE says using the DAB+ platform will be considerably less (approx one
fifth) than the present quarter of a million per annum that RTE expends in
running costs for 252 kHz.

Minister of State for the Diaspora, Joe McHugh T.D., has welcomed the
recommendations: "I am delighted that there is now a way forward that
takes into account as much as possible the views of older members of the
Irish community in Britain. I have committed to making a contribution to
this via the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme. The
research we funded on this issue has made clear that RTE Radio is a
fantastic resource for Irish people in Britain. I'd like also to
acknowledge the leadership the Irish community in Britain has shown on
this."

RTE plan to launch a service on DAB+ digital radio modelled from RTE Radio
1 and to work with stakeholders to maintain contact with the Irish
community in Britain. Details of this service are still being worked out
but it is likely to include a limited amount of new targeted programming
commissioned for audiences in Britain. As a terrestrial radio service this
is subject to regulatory approval in the UK.

The UK Government is currently in consultation about deregulating the
radio industry including the option to have a foreign company hold a radio
licence.

<http://radiotoday.ie/2017/03/rte-radio-1-to-continue-on-longwave-till-
2019/>
(via Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK yg March 11)

Re: RTE longwave 252 to continue until at least 2019 year.

I was impressed by the campaign to keep RTE on longwave in the UK,
including this lady, Margaret Golden, who will be marching with banners
(pictured in link below) in the St Patrick's Day march in Manchester today
(Sunday):

<http://talkofthetown.ie/dundalk-woman-behind-push-to-save-rte-longwave-
252/>

The Irish Post also reported the stay of execution of LW 252 kHz
until 2019 last Friday (the day before Radio Today):

<https://irishpost.co.uk/115190-2/>

It seems bizarre to me that RTE were unable to get access to the airwaves
in the UK when stations such as China Radio Intl, Sout Al Khaleej (Qatar)
and Radio Sputnik (Russia) have got round restrictions and have been
broadcasting in the UK for years.
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK yg March 12)

MADAGASCAR   7360  Vatican Radio - Talata-Volonondry, at 0343-0358* UT on
March 1, man announcer with talk in the Swahili language. Instrumental
music followed by more talks. Closedown ID and announcements by a man and
woman announcers. Fair signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

MADAGASCAR   5005.08, R. Madagasikara (tentative), at 1422-1446 UT on
March 6. Hovering around threshold level audio; seemed to be French, but
not positive; via long path; my sunrise at 1430 UT; Antanarivo sunset at
1511 UT.

No drifting noted today, consistent with Dave Valko's observations of
March 2, of an UNID on "5009.95 kHz from about 0245-0315+ UT," as he also
found a steady signal. Possibly was also Madagascar?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld and via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

MADAGASCAR   11530.6, on March 6 at 2232 UT, once I find MWV Arabic, Radio
Feda quite strong on 11790 kHz, I go looking again for a spurblob like
accompanies 11610 kHz in Chinese during previous hour, plus and minus
258.5 kHz from that frequency - and here it is, but 259.4 kHz below
11790 kHz. Eventually manage to match enough // modulation to the
fundamental. Opposite should be on 12049.4 kHz, probably there but
can't detect it, far too close to the bigsig from 12050.0 kHz WEWN.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 7)

MADAGASCAR   11868.4  &  11351.6 kHz, on March 8 at 2130 UT, spurblobs
from MWV 11610 kHz Chinese at plus/minus 258.4 kHz approx., still here.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 7)

MOLDOVA   Received confirmation: QSL TWR Grigoriopol Maiac site in
Pridnestrovie - 999 kHz. The program is in Russian, 23 Febr 2017.
The design of the card is the same.
TWR website in Russian:  <http://twrradio.ru>
E-mail:  <secretary -at- twrradio.ru>
<http://ivanovpb.blogspot.ru/2016/04/blog-post_12.html>

(PI  Pavel Ivanov, Belgorod, Russia, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx",
via RUSdx #915 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

TWR B-16 schedule
1900-1915  .....67  Ukrainian         999   500  non-dir 29
1900-1930  12.....  Ukrainian         999   500  non-dir 29
1900-2000  ..345..  Ukrainian         999   500  non-dir 29
1915-1930  .....6.  Russian           999   500  non-dir 29
1915-2030  ......7  Russian           999   500  non-dir 29
1930-2015  .....6.  Ukrainian         999   500  non-dir 29
1930-2015  1......  Russian           999   500  non-dir 29
1930-2030  .2.....  Russian           999   500  non-dir 29
2000-2030  ..345..  Russian           999   500  non-dir 29
2015-2030  .....6.  Russian           999   500  non-dir 29
2015-2030  1......  Belorussian       999   500  non-dir 29
2030-2100  1234567  Romanian          999   500  non-dir 29

MYANMAR/LAOS  at 0015 UT on March 9, on remote SDR unit at Thailand:
5914.989 MMR  MR Nay Pyi Taw
5984.999 MMR  MR Yegu Yangoon
6029.997 MMR  Thazin Radio
6129.974 LAO  Laotian Radio
6164.993 MMR  Thazin Radio
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

NIGERIA   7254.939  Voice of Nigeria in Hausa language program, S=9+15dB
fluttery, talk by two men about Nigeria, Abudja, Africa at 0624 UT
on March 6, drums music played at 0626 UT.

Logged in remote SDR unit in Florida-US east coast North America.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

PNG/BOUGAINVILLE   3325  NBC Bougainville, at 1057-1137* UT on March 9.
Pop Pacific Islands song; in Pidgin/Tok Pisin with info about "very
important document," "record of employment," "Bougainville Board of
Education".

1126 UT PSA about the upcoming elections in June; back to DJ with pop
Pacific Islands songs till suddenly off in mid-song, so they did not make
it through to their normal 1200*; better than semi-readable.

Only very light QRM from RRI Palangkaraya, which at 1113 UT played the
distinctive patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri" (For You Our Country), but was
far underneath NBC.

Seeing as PNG will be holding national and local government elections this
coming June, we can expect many more PSAs and more info about the
elections.

3260  NBC Madang, at 1149-1206* UT on March 9. In Pidgin/Tok Pisin; pop
songs (Dr Hook - "Sharing the Night Together," etc.); 1200 UT PNG bird
call and NBC news/weather in English (Australian Foreign Minister Julie
Bishop gave an address at Lae School of Nursing, etc.); promo for NBC;
suddenly off; poor, but at times semi-readable.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

Both too weak signal under threshold in eastern Thailand remote unit,
at 1026 UT on March 12. wb.

ROMANIA   7345even fq, RRI Bucharest Englisgh sce, feature on "Romanian
Naval Marine in Constanta habour report", S=9+10dB at 0637 UT on March 6,
"This week in our shows..."

Logged in remote SDR unit in Florida-US east coast North America.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC   Radio Slovakia International auf DAB+

Mit Freude stelle ich fest, dass RSI seit kurzem auch ueber den Sender
Kamzik (Bratislava), 550 m ASL, im slowakischen Bouquet auf Kanal 12C zu
hoeren ist.

RSI teilt sich den zeitlichen Ablauf mit Radio Patria, dem ungarischen
Programm aus Bratislava, und ist auch als solches gelistet. Gehoert um
1800 Uhr UT in Franzoesisch, um 1830 Uhr UT in Russisch, um 1900 Uhr UT
in Deutsch, und um 1930 Uhr UT in Englisch.

<www.rsi.sk>

Erstaunlich, dass die Feldstaerke des 3,6 kW Senders mit Rundstrahl-
Charakteristik in Wien auch innerhalb des Guertels ausreicht, um mit der
'falschen' Antenne (einer 5 Element UKW Antenne) und der 'falschen'
Polarisation (Horizontal, statt wie erforderlich, Vertical), was
theoretisch mehr als 20dB Signalstaerke kostet, und einem nachgeschalteten
Signalsplitter, der nochmals 3,5dB kostet, ein aussetzerfreies Signal zu
liefern.

RX: Technisat DAB+ DigiRadio 100 im Wohnzimmer, und Bose Wave SoundTouch
im Schlafzimmer. Also werde ich bei etwas waermerem Wetter mit vertikal
polarisierten Band III Richtantennen experimentieren, um vielleicht auch
noch DAB+Signale aus Ungarn und der Tschechischen Republik loggen zu
koennen.
(Georg Lechner-AUT  OE1GLW, A-DX ng March 5)

SOLOMON ISLANDS  [non-log]  5020, SIBC Honiara on March 9, noted
at 1207 UT, that there was no extended broadcast today, through subsequent
checking till 1425 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5020, Wantok FM relay, via SIBC Honiara, at 1406-1420 UT
on March 6. Another day of extended broadcasting (now daily?); non-stop
songs (Bette Midler - "From a Distance [God Is Watching Us]," etc.); with
usual brief IDs ("This is Wantok FM 96.3. Good times, great music" and
"Listen to the hottest sounds ... with the hottest DJs, 96.3"); fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

SOUTH AFRICA   7284.991  Radio Sonder Grense in Afrikaans language,
via SenTec Meyerton bcast center, at 0625 UT on March 6, S=6-7,
unstable fq, hopped 3-5 Hertz up and down.

Logged in remote SDR unit in Florida-US east coast North America.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

TAIWAN   Good/fair signal of Radio Taiwan International, March 5
1600-1700 NF9405 PAO 300 kW 225 deg to SoAS English, ex6185 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

TAJIKISTAN/UZBEKISTAN   2 Sondersendungen via UZB und TJK
die kommenden Tage

12085  Am Donnerstag, 09 March 2017 testet "VORW" die 12085 kHz von
Taschkent UZB in Richtung Japan mit 100 kW um 1200 UT.
Mail kontakt:  <vorwinfo -at- gmail.com>  <http://gmail.com>

9900  Am Samstag, 11 March 2017 testet "Golden 80s Rewind" die 9900 kHz
von Duschanbe Tajikistan in Richtung Australien mit 100 kW um 1200 UT.
Mailkontakt:  <jordan.heyburn -at- outlook.com>  <http://outlook.com>

Zumindest die Sendung am Samstag koennte auch mit etwas Glueck nach Europa
durchschwappen, weil "1 Antenne vong Backlobe her" sendet.

Guten Empfang. Christian
(Christian Milling-D, via Simon-Peter Liehr-D, A-DX ng March 7)

"Golden 80's Rewind" - today soon, via Dushanbe Tajikistan.

Mauno Ritola wrote on the WRTH F_B group:
Christian Milling announces test on Saturday March 11,
from "Golden 80's Rewind"
9900 kHz via Tajikistan 100 kW towards Australia starting at 1200 UT.
{125 degr, backlobe into Europe 305 degr, wb.}
E-mail contact:  <jordan.heyburn@outlook.com
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK UK ng March 11)

TAJIKISTAN   re 9900 kHz exact fq from Dushanbe TJK, 1150-1259 UT
on March Saturday 11th.

Instead of "Golden 80's Rewind"
heard "Radio, Menschen und Geschichten" in German language,

recording of Sunday February 26 in 49 mband on 6045 kHz.

"Radio, Menschen und Geschichten" today Dushanbe bcast center,
empty carrier on air at 11.50 to 11.58 UT
nice signal at remote unit in New Delhi India at S=9+20dB level.

Audio Carillon 'Glockenspiel' signal from Euskirchen western Germany
Broadcasting House switched on,
b u t   at very tiny 5 per cent modulation level,
heard between 11.58 and 12.00 UT underneath, - in New Delhi India.

12.02:17 UT late REAL TRANSMISSION START with 100 per cent
modulation audio level,
"Radio, Menschen und Geschichten" ID in German language.

S=9+20dB or -54dBm signal in Delhi India remote post.

Worldwide could be heard, here the reports:
S=9  -72dBm in Brisbane Queensland, North Eastern Australien remote SDR.
S=8  -80dBm in Doha Qatar.
S=9+10dB in Western Hungary.
S=9+5dB in DARC Amberg, Bavaria, Germany.
S=9+5dB in Rome and Calabria Italy.
S=7-8 in Manchester UK and the Netherlands.
S=5  -94dBm in Tokyo Japan.
S=7  -85dBm in central Florida USA.
S=3  in Edmonton Alberta CAN und Michigan USA.

Schoeoeoeoeoeoeoen:
"Waltzing Mathilda" played at 12.12 to 12.15:35 UT.

Later on reports of former "FM Radio 100" interview
in West-Berlin during GDR era,
as well as a traffic transmission sce report from Sweden.

10 kHz wideband, exact broad signal, nice audio modulation !

Station ID and Euskirchen Germany adress given at 12.58:30 UT.
12.59:35 UT Carillon, 1x Gloeckchenspiel.
12.59:55 UT TX Dushanbe OFF switch.

73 de wolfgang  df5sx
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

TAJIKISTAN   7245  QSL - Received an electronic confirmation from Ovozi
Tojik + photos of employees. They accepted the transmission of the radio
station Ovozi Tochik in Russian - Febr 18, 2017 from 0800 to 0900 UT
at a frequency of 7245 kHz.
(SR  Shukhrat Rakhmatullaev, Tashkent, Uzbekistan / "deneb-radio-dx"
via RUSdx #915 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

THAILAND   13745  Radio Thailand - Ban Dung, Udon Thani Province, at 0014-
0030* UT on Febr 28, English Service news program with usual assortment of
ads, promotional items, world news and IDs ("The morning news hour brought
to you by Radio Thailand.") hosted by a man and woman announcing team.
Fair signal but program seemingly cut in mid-sentence.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

THAILAND/U.K.    The BBC stopped broadcasting from Thailand relay site ...
Details:

<http://www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/bbcs-thai-transmission-
towers-fall-silent-as-junta-talks-falter>

(Pavel Ivanov, Belgorod, Russia / "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx";
via SWB #1871, March 12)

Renewal of BBC World radio broadcast contract a matter of the country's
policy:

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) said
the use of Nakhon Sawan's short-wave radio-relay station to broadcast
content from the BBC World Service in Southeast Asia was a matter of the
country's policy that involved agreements based on related international
laws which needed to be settled first.

The NBTC is willing to provide the service for the BBC once Thailand's
Foreign Affairs Ministry and the company reached an agreement to renew the
contract, said NBTC secretary general Thakorn Tanthasit on Friday.

The BBC's short-wave relay station stopped transmitting at the start of
the year after the contract with the government expired.

The news outlet said in a statement released on Thursday that the agency
could not reach an agreement with authorities to resume broadcasting
because of its financial limitations so it had to shut down the station.
But it said people could still listen to its programme via relay stations
elsewhere.

The Foreign Affair Ministry earlier said the two parties had been in
negotiations for renewing the contract.

The BBC, it said, had submitted the draft agreement in late December, but
this was too close to the deadline on December 31.

It said as such, the contract renewal could not be done in time as it
would have to ask the Cabinet for approval.

The BBC last month contacted the ministry to brief it, according to BBC
Thai.

Thakorn said the ministry had submitted an official letter to it inquiring
as to whether the contract between the ministry and the BBC had to also be
approved by the NBTC. The organisation responded by referring to the
country' policy regarding the matter.

NBTC - March 10, 2017, by The Nation
<http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30308613>
(The Nation, via Artie Bigley, dxld March 10)

So might still reopen? Perhaps even speculating about disrespecting the
King cannot be alluded to within the Thai press
(gh, dxld ibid.)

From January 1 BBC World Service has stopped broadcasting
from one of its major global transmission stations situated in
Nakhon Sawan, Thailand.

All of NAK frequencies are transferred to other transmitter sites
as follows, in B-16 season

0000-0030 on  5875 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SEAs Burmese, ex NAK
0030-0100 on  5875 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
0100-0130 on  9560 SNG 250 kW / 315 deg to SoAs Hindi,   ex NAK
0100-0200 on  9410 SNG 100 kW / 315 deg to SoAs English, ex NAK
0100-0200 on 12095 SNG 100 kW / 013 deg to SoAs English, ex NAK
0130-0200 on  9560 SNG 250 kW / 340 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
0200-0230 on  7485 SNG 100 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese, ex NAK
0200-0230 on  9560 SNG 250 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese, ex NAK
0200-0230 on 15755 SNG 100 kW / 315 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
0230-0300 on 15755 SNG 100 kW / 315 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
0830-0900 on 17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
0900-0930 on 17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
0930-1000 on 17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1000-1030 on 17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
1030-1100 on 17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1200-1300 on 11895 SNG 100 kW / 013 deg to EaAs English, ex NAK
1300-1330 on 15510 DHA 250 kW / 020 deg to CeAs Uzbek,   ex NAK
1330-1400 on  5855 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
1330-1400 on  7565 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
1330-1415 on  7485 SNG 100 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese, ex NAK
1415-1500 on  7485 SNG 100 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese Mon-Fri, ex NAK
1500-1600 on  9920 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Urdu,    ex NAK
1545-1600 on  7600 ERV 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Tamil,   ex NAK
1630-1700 on  5875 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
1630-1700 on  7600 ERV 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Sinhala, ex NAK
1700-1730 on  5875 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1700-1730 on  9810 SNG 250 kW / 315 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1730-1800 on  5875 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
1730-1800 on  9810 SNG 250 kW / 315 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
1800-1830 on  5875 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1800-1830 on  7560 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1830-1900 on  5875 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
1830-1900 on  7560 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK

In HFCC Database are still registered these frequencies
as NAK, but all are cancelled, according IBB Monitoring

0000-0100 on  7465 NAK 250 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English
0000-0100 on  9410 NAK 250 kW / 275 deg to SoAs English
0200-0300 on 15310 NAK 250 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English
1000-1200 on  9740 NAK 250 kW / non-dir to SEAs English
1000-1200 on 11895 NAK 250 kW / 045 deg to EaAs English
1000-1100 on 17760 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English
1100-1200 on  9740 NAK 250 kW / non-dir to SEAs English
1200-1400 on  5875 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English
1300-1400 on 15310 NAK 250 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English
1430-1800 on  5845 NAK 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English DRM
2200-2300 on  5840 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English
2200-2300 on  5905 NAK 250 kW / 045 deg to EaAs English
2300-2400 on  5840 NAK 250 kW / 045 deg to EaAs English
2300-2400 on  5840 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English
2300-2400 on  7490 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English
73! Ivo Ivanov-BUL, March 8

Checked in eastern Thailand remote SDR post at 23.35 UT
March 8, but March 9 locally in East Asia target:

5840 and 7490 kHz  nothing heard of BBC English, empty channel,
despite some S=7 usual WHITE NOISE scratching jamming
coming from Mainland China:

Jamming network on China mainland:
Urumchi, Kashgar, Xinjiezhen Baoji, Shijiazhuang Pingshan Hebei,
Xingyang, Qiqihar Heilongjiang, and Hainan Island.

Also from March 9 at 0000 UT:

0000-0100 7465, 9410, nothing heard of BBC English, empty channel,
despite some S=8 usual WHITE NOISE scratching jamming
coming from Mainland China,

and underneath also odd 9410.009 kHz Taiwanese Mandarin sce
from Fu Hsing BC from Kuanyin Taiwan, scratching up to S=9 or -72dBm
signal logged in eastern Thailand.

0000-0030 5875 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoEaAS Burmese.
Yes, 5875 kHz Burmese on air, S=9+10dB in Eastern Thailand.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 8 / 9)

and here are a list of BBC Requests / Changes in A-17 summer season,
to replace Nakhon Sawan Thailand relay transmissions from March 26:

Subject: BBC East Asia services, despite Nakhon Sawan relay is silent.

From January 1 BBC World Service has stopped broadcasting from one
of its major global transmission stations situated in Nakhon Sawan,
Thailand.

All of NAK frequencies are transferred to other transmitter sites
as follows, in B-16 / A-17 season:

0000-0030 on    5875 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SEAs Burmese, ex NAK
0000-0030 A-17  7485 9810 11700 kHz via SNG Singapore Kranji.

0030-0100 on    5875 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
0030-0100 A-17  9810 9890 11700 kHz  via SNG Singapore Kranji

0100-0130 on    9560 SNG 250 kW / 315 deg to SoAs Hindi,   ex NAK
0100-0130 A-17  6155 7295 UAE DHA  9915 UZB TAC
          A-17 11885 kHz via SNG Singapore Kranji

0100-0200 on    9410 SNG 100 kW / 315 deg to SoAs English, ex NAK
0100-0200 on   12095 SNG 100 kW / 013 deg to SoAs English, ex NAK
0100-0200 A-17  5970 OMA SLA,  6005 UAE DHA,  7465 UZB TAC

0130-0200 on    9560 SNG 250 kW / 340 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
0130-0200 A-17  9835  15510 kHz via SNG Singapore Kranji

0200-0230 on    7485 SNG 100 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese, ex NAK
0200-0230 on    9560 SNG 250 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese, ex NAK
0200-0230 A-17  9835 11995 kHz via SNG Singapore Kranji,
          A-17 13825 UAE DHA

0200-0230 on   15755 SNG 100 kW / 315 deg to WeAs Pashto, ex NAK
0230-0300 on   15755 SNG 100 kW / 315 deg to WeAs Dari,   ex NAK
0200-0300 A-17  7445 9895 OMA SLA,  9790 UAE DHA

0830-0900 on   17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari,   ex NAK
0900-0930 on   17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Pashto, ex NAK
0930-1000 on   17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari,   ex NAK
1000-1030 on   17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Pashto, ex NAK
1030-1100 on   17720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari,   ex NAK
0830-1100 A-17 15310 17720 OMA SLA

1200-1300 on   11895 SNG 100 kW / 013 deg to EaAs English, ex NAK
1200-1300 A-17 11895 SNG

1300-1330 on   15510 DHA 250 kW / 020 deg to CeAs Uzbek,   ex NAK
1300-1330 A-17 15330 17510 OMA SLA,  17735 UAE DHA

1330-1400 on    5855 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
1330-1400 on    7565 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
1330-1400 A-17  5845 7465 SNG,  11750 UZB TAC

1330-1415 on    7485 SNG 100 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese, ex NAK
1330-1415 A-17  7485 9585 SNG,  11995 UZB TAC

1415-1500 on    7485 SNG 100 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese Mo-Fr, ex NAK
1415-1500 A-17  7485 11995 SNG

1500-1600 on    9920 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Urdu,    ex NAK
1500-1600 A-17  7485 12075 SNG,  9445 11910 UAE DHA

1545-1600 on    7600 ERV 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Tamil,   ex NAK
1545-1600 on    9900 SNG,  11995 ERV,  15330 GB  WOF

1630-1700 on    5875 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, ex NAK
1630-1700 on    5845 7485 9540 SNG

1630-1700 on    7600 ERV 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Sinhala, ex NAK
1630-1700 A-17  9900 SNG,  11995 ERV,  15330 GB  WOF

1700-1730 on    5875 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1700-1730 on    9810 SNG 250 kW / 315 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1700-1730 A-17  5875 ERV,  7215 OMA SLA,  7325 SNG

1730-1800 on    5875 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
1730-1800 on    9810 SNG 250 kW / 315 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
1730-1800 A-17  5875 ERV,  7215 OMA SLA,  7325 SNG

1800-1830 on    5875 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1800-1830 on    7560 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Dari,    ex NAK
1800-1830 A-17  5875 ERV,  6165 OMA SLA,  7325 SNG

1830-1900 on    5875 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
1830-1900 on    7560 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Pashto,  ex NAK
1830-1900 A-17  5875 ERV,  6165 OMA SLA,  7325 SNG

In HFCC Database are still registered these frequencies
as NAK, but all are cancelled, according IBB Monitoring

0000-0100 on    7465 NAK 250 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English
0000-0100 on    9410 NAK 250 kW / 275 deg to SoAs English
0000-0100 A-17  5970 OMA SLA, 6005 UAE DHA, 7465 BUL SOF

0200-0300 on   15310 NAK 250 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English
0200-0300 A-17  9410 OMA SLA

1000-1200 on    9740 NAK 250 kW / non-dir to SEAs English
1000-1200 A-17  9740 SNG 013deg EaAS, SoEaAS
1000-1200 A-17  9740 SNG 135deg MLA, INS

1000-1200 on   11895 NAK 250 kW / 045 deg to EaAs English
1000-1200 A-17 12035 SNG

1000-1100 on   17760 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English
1000-1100 A-17 15285 SNG

1200-1400 on    5875 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English
1200-1400 A-17  6195 SNG 000deg true north SoEaAS
1200-1400 A-17  6195 SNG 090deg VTN, PHL, MLA, INS SoEaAS

1300-1400 on   15310 NAK 250 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English
1300-1400 A-17  9410 UZB TAC, 15310 OMA SLA

1430-1800 on    5845 NAK 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English DRM
DRM mode tests to be ceased in A-17 season.

2200-2300 on    5840 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English
2200-2300 on    5905 NAK 250 kW / 045 deg to EaAs English

2200-2300 A-17  5890 SNG, 5950 9890 OMA SLA, 7205 UAE DHA
2200-2400 A-17  3915 SNG
2200-2400 A-17  6195 SNG 000deg true north         SoEaAS
2200-2400 A-17  6195 SNG 090deg VTN, PHL, MLA, INS SoEaAS

2300-2400 on    5840 NAK 250 kW / 045 deg to EaAs English
2300-2400 on    5840 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English
2300-2400 on    7490 NAK 250 kW / 025 deg to EaAs English

2300-2400 A-17  7485 SNG, 7370 OMA SLA             EaAS
2300-2400 A-17  9740 SNG 013deg              EaAS, SoEaAS
2300-2400 A-17  9740 SNG 090deg VTN, PHL, MLA, INS SoEaAS
73! Ivo Ivanov-BUL, March 8
(A-17 comments by wb, March 9)

U.K.   BBC MONITORING - CAVERSHAM PARK

Not so much news, but more of an opinion piece that came to my notice
via the local Reading Area "Memories of Another Day" group on
Facebook, concerning the BBC's plans for the current home of BBC
Monitoring, here in Berkshire.

<http://readingonthames.com/2017/02/23/caversham-park-blue-sky-thinking/>

Hope this of some interest.
(Ian Kelly, Tilehurst, Reading, Febr 28, BrDXC-UK yg via dxld Mar 1)

USA   7490. UT Tue March 7 at 0101 UT, WBCQ with 'From the Isle of Music',
marred by storm noise too close in OK; first check about 7490.02 kHz, at
0125 UT more like 7490.04 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 7)

USA   7314.9985  WHRI prayer TOM BS program, at 0627 UT on March 6
S=9 signal in Florida-US east coast North America remote SDR unit.

7435  Radio Marti, US Spanish service to Cuba  {and Latin America ? }
S=9+25dB strong signal at 0643 UT on March 6. Underneath much weak
tiny noise jamming signal, not effective in central Florida SDR post.

7780  BS TOM sermon prayer, S=9 in Florida rx, very close
to RMI Okeechobee FL site.

7730  RMI Okeechobee, but  n o t  BS TOM program, instead folk mx singer
heard, guitar mx, at 0643 UT on March 6, S=9+10dB

7570  TOM BS program, S=9+10dB at 0645 UT on March 6,
"... pray the Gospel over the whole world ..."
Broadband 10.8 kHz wide signal.

7490.040  WBCQ carried BS TOM prayer at 0648 UT on March 6, S=9+5dB,
talk on young girl daughter ...

Logged in remote SDR unit in Florida-US east coast North America.

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

USA  WRNO - with new Chinese schedule.

Feb 24 (*Friday*), had WRNO (7505 kHz) again in Chinese; at 0440-0500* UT;
*formerly was Thursday & Saturday*; suddenly went off the air without
ending announcements/IDs; noted drifting frequency. A permanent change or
an anomaly? Much better reception today than yesterday.

March 8 (*Wednesday*), on 7505v kHz (drifting up in frequency), noted WRNO
in Chinese at 0404 UT, through subsequent checking till cut off at 0501*
UT. At 0458 UT, still in Chinese, with station ID for "WRNO," followed by
WRNO ID and contact info in English; followed at 0500 UT with program ID
for "Praise for Today"; after the program ended, final ID for WRNO, but
cut off before finishing.

*So just what is the current Chinese schedule?*

(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld and via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9)

Greatly appreciate Mauno Ritola forwarding to WRNO my question
about the current Chinese language schedule. Their reply:

"Greetings, We are now airing our Chinese Program at 10:00 pm
CST *every day*. WRNO Staff"

So now daily 0400-0500 UT, *BUT* with this coming weekend will
probably see a time change back to daily from 0300 to 0400 UT,
as we change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, March 12,
and spring forward 1 hour from 02:00 (2 AM) to 03:00 (3 AM), our
local time.

Interesting that they have gone from two days a week to seven days
a week. Their Chinese language program "Praise for Today" must be
popular?

Thanks again to Mauno for is ongoing assistance!
{mail between Ron Howard, Glenn Hauser, and Mauno Ritola-FIN]
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld and via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

USA   7490.136, Sat March 12 at 2219 UT, this WBCQ is on early again, with
dramatic dialog by amateurish actors, about a gorilla and a graveyard, but
plenty of SFX, and no Hammond organ music, so it's not 'Unshackled'. Nor
is this the kind of thing which was running here in February, from
Atlantic Oldies 2NG. But what? No info on the WBCQ website, of course.
Recheck at 2247 UT, now a rock song about Jesus Christ.
See 5129.8 kHz log for possible identity.

2259 UT another song interrupted and no program outro, ID, and 2300 UT
'Ride of Valkyries' to intro 'Shortwave Saturday Night', as J. P. spends
the first half hour criticizing "Secretary of State Tillerson" who seems
to be dismantling the DOS on behalf of acting presidents Trump & Bannon.
Hey America, wake up!
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 11)

USA   The 30th annual Winter SWL Festival was held in Plymouth Meeting,
Pennsylvania on 2-4 March 2017. Rich Cuff and John Figliozzi coordinated
another terrific event with 128 radio hobbyists in attendance.
An extra day was featured to help the celebration process.

The FEST ends with the Saturday evening banquet and all the FESTivities
surrounding the final activity. I had the pleasure of announcing at the
banquet that Bob Brown, Harold Cones and Kris Field were selected by
Executive Council as recipients of this year's William P. Eddings awards
as NASWA members of the year.

The original gang of three were the founders of the Winter SWL Festival
and ran the event for the first dozen years. During that time Bob served
as the club's Executive Director for much of the 1990's. Kris served as
Assistant Executive Director during that time period.

Harold served the club for almost twenty years as Executive Editor
responsible for all editorial matters. Their combined efforts were worthy
of recognition for several years of service above and beyond.
Congratulations! By the way, Bob was the winner of the grandprize in the
raffle, an Icom IC-7000 transceiver.

That's it from Wyomissing!
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

USA   The DX world has lost one of its most able sons,

Bob Hill,

who passed away on February 27, 2017.

Under "DX History/People" we have posted "Remembering Bob Hill," reviewing
Bob's DX career and presenting messages from many of his friends.
(Feel free to distribute the remembrance further if you wish.)

Bob's brother, Greg, advises that anyone who would like to submit
additional comments about Bob should send them to Bob's old email address,

<hill.writer -at- verizon.net>

which Greg is monitoring. They will be read at the memorial gathering for
Bob, which will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. at the Eustis &
Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead, Mass. There will be a
reception following the memorial gathering at the
Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front Street, Marblehead MA. R.I.P., Bobbus
(via Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer March 12)

UZBEKISTAN   VORW - Radio International Test Broadcast March 9th on
12085 kHz at 1200 UT

As mentioned last week, there will be a test transmission of VORW Radio
International via ShortwaveService. The transmission will take place
at 1200 UTC on March 9th on the frequency of 12085 kHz.

The transmitter will be a 100 kW unit via the Tashkent transmitting
station in Uzbekistan and target of the broadcast will be East Asia, with
a focus on Japan and the Korean Peninsula.

It is likely that the transmission will be received elsewhere, perhaps
throughout Russia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and maybe even Europe
and Australia if conditions permit.

The transmission will be the same program heard on the usual frequencies,
featuring a mixture of commentary and listener-requested music.

As usual, if you hear the broadcast, comments and reception reports are
welcome at  <vorwinfo -at- gmail.com>  E-QSL's will be promptly sent out.

Transmission Schedule
Thursday 1000 UTC -  5850 kHz - To Pacific Northwest / Northeast Asia
Thursday 1200 UTC - 12085 kHz - To East Asia [March 9th ONLY]
Thursday 1300 UTC -  6070 kHz - To Europe
Thursday 2000 UTC -  6070 kHz - To Europe
Friday   0100 UTC -  7490 kHz - To North America

Friday   1130 UTC - 3210 kHz - To NSW Australia
(galactic172, dxld March 7)

VANUATU   7259.95  VBT - R. Vanuatu, Port Vila, at 0610-0643 UT on March
6. In vernacular; series of ads; 0627 & 0629 UT clear "Radio Vanuatu" IDs;
0636 UT weather; pop songs. 24 hours later the signal was unusable.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

On March 12 at 0919 UT checked the 7260 kHz user:

7259.937  VUT  VBT - R. Vanuatu, Port Vila, English, S=9 in remote unit at
Brisbane Queensland Australia at 0926 UT. Armchair reception.

7259.991  CHN  PBS Xinjiang, Urumqui Chinese sce, S=5 in eastern Thailand
unit, as well as same signal level in Anyang South Korea between 0919 to
0926 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

VATICAN STATE   Vatican Radio. The End For Shortwave, A Terrible Deal.

As Vatican Radio closes an era by ending its short-wave transmissions,
other broadcasters are stepping up their involvement in the short-wave
field, notes Sandro Magister of L'Espresso.

Msgr. Dario Vigano, the prefect of the Vatican's new Secretariat for
Communications, has cut off short-wave broadcasts - long the heart of the
Vatican Radio operation - in a move to cut costs and move toward emphasis
on communicating through the internet.

But Magister observes that short-wave transmissions retain their "unique
ability to arrive as a free and true voice even in the most geographically
and politically inhospitable places of the world."

The Italian Vatican-watcher reports that other broadcasters are expanding
their short-wave offerings.

BBC London has invested GBP 85 million (almost $105 million) in a drive to
expand its short-wave capacity.

And Japan's NHK network has inquired about purchasing the broadcasting
station at Santa Maria di Galeria, just outside Rome, that Vatican Radio
will no longer use.
(Catholic World News; via ARDXC-Australia ADX_News #600, March 12)

Re: African bishops ask Vatican Radio to restart broadcast on SW to Africa

Have VR SW broadcasts to Africa really stopped already?

Here are some evening ones for B-16 in WRTH 2017, please check:

English
1715-1730 daily also ME 11935smg
1730-1800 daily 9660mdc 11625smg
2000-2030 daily 9660smg 11625smg

French
1700-1715 daily also ME 11935smg
1700-1730 daily 11625mdc 13765smg
2030-2100 daily 9660smg 11625smg

Portuguese
1800-1830 daily 9660smg 11625smg
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 10)

These broadcasts to the wide Vatican Radio audience
in remote areas in Africa with no any access to WW Web
are still on air.

VATICAN STATE/MADAGASCAR   Vatican Radio French and English services
checked in remote units at Doha Qatar, Eastern Thailand, Finland,
The Netherlands and in Germany.

Qatar remote rx
17.10 UT on March 10 S=8 signal strength in Doha Qatar remote site:
11625 kHz MDG, 11935 and 13765 kHz via SMG sidelobe

Thailand remote RX 11625 kHz proper S=9 on Uwe's installation.

Europe (Finland, Netherlands, Germany)
 9660 kHz  MDG S=9+15dB
11625 kHz  S=6 (short skip zone for 25mb reception from central Italy ! )

S=8-9 in FIN for both channels,
far northern kilometer distance from SMG and MDG broadcast center.

But seemingly 9660 kHz reception in Europe suffered in 1750-1800 UT
time slot:
because SMG strong transmitter from Santa Maria di Galeria
opened its TX unit 10 minutes much earlier,
(scheduled from 18.00 UT), no crash start at 17.59:30 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

I haven't seen any official announcement from Vatican Radio about the end
of shortwave or a date for this rather articles in news magazine parts of
them being rants about which section of the Catholic church had and now
has not got control. The A-17 schedules will be published soon.

A December 31 2016 article in National Catholic World says "Today with the
reform of Vatican communications operations, Msgr. Dario Vigano has
indicated that he plans to pare down short-wave radio operations."
Pare down means reduce.

This article claims that the BBC has invested GBP 85 million in addition
to the current GBP 56 million to "reach millions more listeners via
shortwave"

The only mention I can find of the additional GBP 85 million does not say
that at all.

"The government will provide GBP 34m between 2016-17 and GBP 85m a year
from 2017-18 for digital, TV and radio."

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34902244>

There is no mention of shortwave closing on this announcement on the
Vatican Radio website dated February 17 about the African service.

<http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/02/13/vatican_radio%E2%80%99s_englis
h_africa_service_on_digital_platform/1292197>

(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK ng March 10)

 7305 0145 0230 11NW,11S GB  250 168  24 206 1234567 Spa   USA VAT Spanish
 9610 1130 1200 11NW,11S GB  250 168  24 206 1234567 Spa   USA VAT Spanish

 9660 0400 0430 48       MDC 250 340   0 822 1234567 AmhTirMDG VAT Etio_Er
 9660 0430 0500 47S,52N, MDC 250 300   0 105 1234567 Fra   MDG VAT French_
 9660 0500 0530 52SE,53W MDC 250 258   0 822 1234567 Eng   MDG VAT English
 9660 1600 1615 47SE,48S MDC 250 320   0 822 7       Swa   MDG VAT Swahili
 9660 1600 1630 47SE,48S MDC 250 320   0 822 123456  Swa   MDG VAT Swahili
 9660 1615 1630 48       MDC 250 340   0 822 7       Som   MDG VAT Somali_
 9660 1630 1700 48       MDC 250 340   0 822 1234567 AmhTirMDG VAT Etio_Er
 9660 1700 1730 46SE,47S MDC 250 300   0 105 1234567 Fra   MDG VAT French_
 9660 1730 1800 47SE,48S MDC 250 320   0 822 1234567 Eng   MDG VAT English
11625 0530 0600 52NW,52S MDC 250 270 -10 158 1234567 Por   MDG VAT Portugu

 7485 1228 1300 43,44,49 PHT 250 328   0 146 123456  Zho   PHL VAT Chinese
 7485 1228 1315 43,44,49 PHT 250 328   0 146 7       Zho   PHL VAT Chinese
 9560 1228 1300 32SE,33N PHT 250 358   0 146 123456  Zho   PHL VAT Chinese
 9560 1228 1315 32SE,33N PHT 250 358   0 146 7       Zho   PHL VAT Chinese
 9560 1315 1400 43SE,44S PHT 250 270   0 146 1234567 Vie   PHL VAT Vietnam
 9600 2200 2230 32SE,33N PHT 250 358   0 146 1234567 Zho   PHL VAT Chinese
 9600 2310 2400 43SE,44S PHT 250 270   0 146 1234567 Vie   PHL VAT Vietnam
 9800 1430 1450 41,42S,4 PHT 250 283   0 216 1234567 Hin   PHL VAT Hindi
 9800 1450 1510 41,42S,4 PHT 250 280   0 216 1234567 Tam   PHL VAT Tamil
 9800 1510 1530 41,42S,4 PHT 250 280   0 216 1234567 Mal   PHL VAT Malayal
 9800 1530 1600 41,42S,4 PHT 250 280   0 216 1234567 Eng   PHL VAT English
11875 1230 1300 31,32,33 PHT 250 332   0 156 1234567 Rus   PHL VAT Russian
11900 2310 2400 43SE,44S PHT 250 270   0 156 1234567 Vie   PHL VAT Vietnam
11945 1315 1400 43SE,44S PHT 250 270   0 156 1234567 Vie   PHL VAT Vietnam
15370 1230 1300 31,32,33 PHT 250 332   0 156 1234567 Rus   PHL VAT Russian
15470 0040 0100 41,42S,4 PHT 250 283   0 216 1234567 Hin   PHL VAT Hindi
15470 0100 0120 41,42S,4 PHT 250 283   0 216 1234567 Tam   PHL VAT Tamil
15470 0120 0140 41,42S,4 PHT 250 283   0 216 1234567 Mal   PHL VAT Malayal
15470 0140 0200 41,42S,4 PHT 250 283   0 216 1234567 Eng   PHL VAT English
15470 0200 0220 41,42S,4 PHT 250 280   0 216 1234567 Hin   PHL VAT Hindi
15470 0220 0240 41,42S,4 PHT 250 280   0 216 1234567 Tam   PHL VAT Tamil
15470 0240 0300 41,42S,4 PHT 250 280   0 216 1234567 Mal   PHL VAT Malayal
15470 0300 0330 41,42S,4 PHT 250 280   0 216 1234567 Eng   PHL VAT English
15470 0400 0430 32SE,33S PHT 250 349   8 146 1234567 Zho   PHL VAT Chinese

11700 1430 1450 41,42S,4 PUG 250 280   0 146 1234567 Hin   PHL VAT Hindi
11700 1450 1510 41,42S,4 PUG 250 280   0 146 1234567 Tam   PHL VAT Tamil
11700 1510 1530 41,42S,4 PUG 250 280   0 146 1234567 Mal   PHL VAT Malayal
11700 1530 1600 41,42S,4 PUG 250 280   0 146 1234567 Eng   PHL VAT English
11945 1229 1300 31S,32SW PUG 250 315  15 216 123456  Zho   PHL VAT Chinese
11945 1229 1315 31S,32SW PUG 250 315  15 216 7       Zho   PHL VAT Chinese

 3975 0530 0615 28SW     SMG 100 330   0 800 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Mass_in
 3975 1840 1915 28SW     SMG 100 326   0 823 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Liturgy
 3975 2040 2100 27E,28NW SMG 100 330   0 823 1234567 Ara   CVA VAT Arabic_
 6070 0530 0615 27S      SMG 100 326  16 386 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Mass_in
 6070 0645 0705 27E,28NW SMG 100 326  16 386 234567  Ara   CVA VAT Arabic_
 6070 1840 1915 27S      SMG 100 326  16 386 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Liturgy
 6070 1840 1915 18SW,27E SMG 100 4    -6 386 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Liturgy
 6070 2040 2100 37,38NW  SMG 250 234   0 386 1234567 Ara   CVA VAT Arabic_
 6115 0530 0615 27SE,28N SMG 100 4    -6 386 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Mass_in
 6185 0200 0230 29SE     SMG 250 86    0 216 1234567 Hye   CVA VAT Armenia

 7250 0530 0615 27NW,27S SMG 100 326  16 386 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Mass_in
 7250 0615 0730 28E      SMG 250 54    0 218 1       Ron   CVA VAT Liturgy
 7250 0730 0830 28SW     SMG 100 330   0 800 1       Ita   CVA VAT Liturgy
 7250 0730 0915 28SW     SMG 250 330   0 800 4       Ita   CVA VAT Papal_A
 7250 0950 1030 28SW     SMG 100 330   0 800 1       Ita   CVA VAT Angelus
 7250 1840 1915 27NW,27S SMG 250 326  16 386 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Liturgy
 7270 0200 0230 29SE     SMG 250 86   16 386 1234567 Hye   CVA VAT Armenia
 7275 2040 2100 38N,38SE SMG 250 146  16 386 1234567 Ara   CVA VAT Arabic_
 7360 0300 0330 47SE,48S SMG 250 151   0 216 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English
 7360 0330 0345 47SE,48S SMG 250 151   0 216 1       Swa   CVA VAT Swahili
 7360 0330 0400 47SE,48S SMG 250 151   0 216 234567  Swa   CVA VAT Swahili
 7360 0345 0400 48       SMG 250 130   0 216 1       Som   CVA VAT Somali_
 7360 1840 1900 46SE,47W SMG 250 180   0 216 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Liturgy
 7360 1900 1930 46SE,47S SMG 100 180   0 216 7       Spa   CVA VAT Spanish
 7360 2000 2030 46SE,47W SMG 250 180   0 156 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English
 7360 2030 2115 46SE,47W SMG 250 180   0 156 1234567 Fra   CVA VAT French_
 7410 2200 2230 31S,32SW SMG 250 68    0 216 1234567 Zho   CVA VAT Chinese

 9515 0040 0100 41,42S,4 SMG 250 90    0 218 1234567 Hin   CVA VAT Hindi
 9515 0040 0100 41,42S,4 SMG 250 90    0 218 1234567 Hin   CVA VAT Hindi
 9515 0100 0120 41,42S,4 SMG 250 90    0 218 1234567 Tam   CVA VAT Tamil
 9515 0100 0120 41,42S,4 SMG 250 90    0 218 1234567 Tam   CVA VAT Tamil
 9515 0120 0140 41,42S,4 SMG 250 90    0 218 1234567 Mal   CVA VAT Malayal
 9515 0120 0140 41,42S,4 SMG 250 90    0 218 1234567 Mal   CVA VAT Malayal
 9515 0140 0200 41,42S,4 SMG 250 90    0 218 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English
 9515 0140 0200 41,42S,4 SMG 250 90    0 218 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English
 9645 0400 0430 38E,39,4 SMG 250 114 -16 386 1234567 Ara   CVA VAT Arabic
 9645 0615 0730 28E      SMG 100 54    0 156 1       Ron   CVA VAT Liturgy
 9645 0645 0705 37,38NW  SMG 250 228   0 823 234567  Ara   CVA VAT Arabic_
 9645 0950 1030 18SW,27E SMG 250 4    -6 386 1       Ita   CVA VAT Angelus
 9660 0530 0600 46NW     SMG 250 234   0 396 1234567 Por   CVA VAT Portugu
 9660 1800 1830 52NW,52S SMG 250 165   0 216 1234567 Por   CVA VAT Portugu
 9670 1840 1900 46       SMG 250 210   0 151 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Liturgy
 9670 1900 1930 46NW     SMG 250 234 -16 396 7       Spa   CVA VAT Spanish
 9670 2000 2030 46       SMG 250 210   0 151 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English
 9670 2030 2115 46       SMG 250 210   0 151 1234567 Fra   CVA VAT French_
 9700 2040 2100 38E,39,4 SMG 250 114 -16 386 1234567 Ara   CVA VAT Arabic_
 9850 0610 0745 28NE,29S SMG 250 55    0 211 1       Ukr   CVA VAT Liturgy
 9850 1840 1900 38E,39,4 SMG 100 114 -16 386 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Liturgy

11625 0600 0630 46       SMG 250 210   0 151 1234567 Fra   CVA VAT French_
11625 0630 0700 46       SMG 250 210   0 151 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English
11715 0400 0430 38E,39,4 SMG 100 98    0 616 1234567 Ara   CVA VAT Arabic
11715 1550 1610 29SE     SMG 100 73   15 616 1234567 Hye   CVA VAT Armenia
11715 1610 1640 19,29,30 SMG 250 55    0 151 1234567 Rus   CVA VAT Russian
11715 1640 1700 28NE,29S SMG 100 58    0 616 1234567 Ukr   CVA VAT Ukraini
11715 1700 1720 28NE,29N SMG 100 43  -15 616 1234567 Bel   CVA VAT Byeloru
11730 0040 0100 41,42S,4 SMG 250 86    0 218 1234567 Hin   CVA VAT Hindi
11730 0100 0120 41,42S,4 SMG 250 86    0 218 1234567 Tam   CVA VAT Tamil
11730 0120 0140 41,42S,4 SMG 250 86    0 218 1234567 Mal   CVA VAT Malayal
11730 0140 0200 41,42S,4 SMG 250 86    0 218 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English
11740 0610 0930 28NE,29S SMG 250 58    0 556 1       Ukr   CVA VAT Liturgy
11740 0645 0705 38N,38SE SMG 100 130   0 556 234567  Ara   CVA VAT Arabic_
11740 0950 1030 27N,27SW SMG 250 310   0 556 1       Lat   CVA VAT Angelus
11935 1530 1600 38E      SMG 100 130   0 616 1234567 Ara   CVA VAT Arabic

13765 0600 0630 46E,47W  SMG 250 184   0 616 1234567 Fra   CVA VAT French_
13765 0630 0700 46E,47W  SMG 250 184   0 616 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English

15370 1550 1610 29SE     SMG 100 89   -9 616 1234567 Hye   CVA VAT Armenia
15370 1610 1640 19,29,30 SMG 100 49   -9 616 1234567 Rus   CVA VAT Russian
15370 1640 1700 28NE,29S SMG 100 49   -9 616 1234567 Ukr   CVA VAT Ukraini
15465 1530 1600 41,42S,4 SMG 125 84  -14 616 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English
15570 0700 1030 46       SMG 250 210   0 218 1234567 Fra   CVA VAT Special
15570 0950 1030 46       SMG 250 210   0 216 1       Ita   CVA VAT Angelus
15570 1600 1615 47SE,48S SMG 250 150   0 218 7       Swa   CVA VAT Swahili
15570 1600 1630 47SE,48S SMG 250 150   0 218 123456  Swa   CVA VAT Swahili
15570 1615 1630 48       SMG 250 130   0 218 7       Som   CVA VAT Somali_
15570 1630 1700 48       SMG 250 130   0 218 1234567 AmhTirCVA VAT Etio_Er
15570 1700 1730 47S,52N, SMG 250 168   0 218 1234567 Fra   CVA VAT French_
15570 1730 1800 52SE,53W SMG 250 168   0 218 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT English
15570 1800 1830 46NW     SMG 100 238   0 616 1234567 Por   CVA VAT Portugu
15595 0530 0600 38E,39,4 SMG 250 107   0 216 1234567 Lat   CVA VAT Mass_in
15595 0600 0615 38E,39,4 SMG 250 107   0 216 234567  Ita   CVA VAT News_It
15595 0615 0630 38E,39,4 SMG 250 107   0 216 234567  Fra   CVA VAT News_Fr
15595 0630 0645 38E,39,4 SMG 250 107   0 216 234567  Eng   CVA VAT News_En
15595 0830 0950 29SE,38E SMG 250 121  -9 616 1       Ara   CVA VAT Liturgy
15595 0830 0950 19,29,30 SMG 250 49   -9 616 1       Rus   CVA VAT Liturgy
15595 0830 0950 29SE,39N SMG 250 89   -9 616 1       Hye   CVA VAT Liturgy
15595 0830 0950 38E,39,4 SMG 250 107   9 616 1       Amh   CVA VAT Liturgy
15595 1130 1200 38E,39,4 SMG 250 107   9 616 6       Eng   CVA VAT Liturgy
15595 1530 1600 38E,39,4 SMG 100 107   9 616 1234567 Ara   CVA VAT Arabic
15595 1600 1615 38E,39,4 SMG 250 107   9 616 1234567 Fra   CVA VAT News_Mi
15595 1615 1630 38E,39,4 SMG 250 107   9 616 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT News_Mi

17520 0700 1030 46E,47W  SMG 250 185  15 218 1234567 Fra   CVA VAT Special
17520 0950 1030 46E,47W  SMG 250 185  15 218 1       Ita   CVA VAT Angelus
17520 1200 1220 46SE,47W SMG 250 185  15 218 1234567 Ita   CVA VAT News_It
17590 0830 0950 19,29,30 SMG 250 72   14 616 1       Rus   CVA VAT Liturgy
17590 0830 0950 29SE,39N SMG 250 72   14 616 1       Hye   CVA VAT Liturgy
17590 0830 0950 29SE,38E SMG 250 98    0 616 1       Ara   CVA VAT Liturgy
17590 0830 0950 48       SMG 250 130   0 616 1       Amh   CVA VAT Liturgy
17590 0950 1030 38E,39,4 SMG 250 112  14 616 1       Ita   CVA VAT Angelus
17590 1130 1200 38E,39,4 SMG 250 112  14 616 6       Eng   CVA VAT Liturgy
17590 1200 1220 38E,39,4 SMG 100 112  14 616 1234567 Ita   CVA VAT News_It
17770 0700 1030 52NW,52S SMG 250 170 -14 616 1234567 Por   CVA VAT Special
17785 0700 1030 53W,57NE SMG 250 155 -15 218 1234567 Eng   CVA VAT Special

11900 2200 2230 43,44,49 TIN 250 301   0 146 1234567 Zho   MHL VAT Chinese
(A-17 requests from March 26th; data of March 9th)

VIETNAM   7280  QSL - I received QSL from the Russian service "Voices of
Vietnam" for the reception - January 15, 2017, at 1630-1658 UT on a
frequency of 7280 kHz (via a transmitter in Vietnam, Hanoi Son Tay 100 kW
site). On the card - "Lace bridge Longbyen".
A report sent by e-mail:  <golosvietnama -at- gmail.com>

7280 kHz 1600-2130 UT 27-30, 37-39 VN1 100kW 320deg curtain ant#218 VOV.

(DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan, Russia / "deneb-radio-dx"
via RUSdx #915 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

I received a QSL card from the German service "Voice of Vietnam".
at 1830 UT on 07 Febr 2017, 7280 kHz. Subject: Einsaeulenpagode, Hanoi
To look a card it is possible here:
<http://rusdx.blogspot.ru/2017/03/blog-post_9.html>

(AK  Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia
via RUSdx #915 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

ZIMBABWE   ZBC radios available live online.
After several years of online silence, four Zimbabwe Broadcasting
Corporation (ZBC) domestic radio services are again available on live
web streams. However, some of the links on the mother site at
<zbc.co.zw>
don't work, so here are the URLs to each microsite:

Radio Zimbabwe:
<http://www.radiozim.co.zw>
<http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/index.cfm?stationCallSign=RADIOZIM&r
etry=true>

Power FM:  <http://www.powerfm.co.zw>
<http://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/powerfm>

National FM:  <http://www.nationalfm.co.zw>
<http://www.zbc.co.zw/>

S-FM:  <http://www.sfm.co.zw>
<http://www.zbc.co.zw/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/sfm-1.png>

All four sites have embedded players which were streaming well when
checked at 16:00 UT today, however the latter two sites (National FM
and S-FM) initially triggered health warnings on my Chrome and Firefox
browsers.
(David Kernick-UK, Interval Signals Online, dxld March 11)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX  -  


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