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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany


BC-DX 1309                                                    6 Aug 2017
________________________________________________________________________

ANGOLA   4949.733  Surprisingly powerful signal from Mulenvos at
this 0428 UT time slot here in Europe, fast dance music, S=6-7 signal
strength. Morning log at 0415 to 0530 UT on July 30 in southern
Germany.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

Yesterday July 30 morning noted stronger signal as surprise.

4949.733 kHz, surprisingly powerful signal from Mulenvos at this 0428 UT
time slot here in Europe, fast speed dance music, S=6-7 signal strength,
and next door adjacent at other times of day / night: Srinagar low
modulation from India Kashmir is exact 4949.995 kHz.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

ARMENIA   7510  at 1725 UT on July 1. 54544 R Ibrahim (FEBA) via Yerevan
Gavar. 17:24 UT tx on, 17:29 UT Babcock mx theme, 17:30 UT Silte rlg.

11845  at 1730 UT on July 30. 54444 R Mi Amigo Int'l via Yerevan Gavar
(Noratus). English Offshore Summer  Beach Party.
(Hans-Friedrich Dumrese-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

ARMENIA   11845  on July 30 at 1703 UT, no signal from the R. Mi Amigo
special as publicized to Europe at 17-19 UT today only; nor did I expect
any, as they are certainly not aiming to be heard in North America.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 30)

AUSTRALIA   A piece of Radio Australia - Shepparton preserved

<http://www.countrynews.com.au/2017/03/21/4717/big-diesel-on-display-
video>

I was fortunate in viewing this behemoth generator during a visit to the
site many decades ago.

Also bit more info about the status of the RA site here from May 2017.

<http://blog.marxy.org/2017/05/radio-australias-shepparton.html>

Interestingly the CBRE site still lists the tx site for sale, perhaps
waiting on the senate determination, or maybe just not sold or under
contract yet?
(Ian, SW TXsite July 31)

BANGLADESH   4750even  Radio Bangladesh, Dhaka, English nxcast, at 1532 UT
on July 29. S=9+20dB powerful signal noted in eastern Thailand.
Excellent 10 kHz wideband signal of newer Thomson-Ampegon unit.
Report of Pakistan Prime Minister case, "Muslim Moving On".
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 29)

BANGLADESH   7250  at 1658-1700 UT. Bangladesh Betar. Twice heard station
name by female followed by NX in Bangla. SIO: 333.

4750  at 1700 UT. Bangladesh Bethar with different prg from channel in 41
meters. Before the hour heard short interval signal followed by time pips
and station name by man. Into news. SIO: 222, July 28.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

BHUTAN   6035  BBS, 1231-1236* UT on July 30. In vernacular, with phone-in
program; OM chatting with young girls (no singing today); best in USB to
get away from strong CNR1 on 6030 kHz, which was playing loud music today;
PBS Yunnan (China) already off the air here.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

BOLIVIA   3310  R. Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 2216-2226, 26 July, quichua,
texto; 35332.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Aug 1)

BOLIVIA   3310  Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, 0107-0115, July 29,
Quechua, comments. 25322.

5952.4  Radio Pio XII, Siglo XII, 0103-0116, July 29, Spanish, comments,
Bolivian songs. 14321.

6134.82  Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 0105-0113, July 29,
Spanish, comments. Best on LSB. 14321.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, dxld July 31)

BOLIVIA   3310  Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 1100 to 1110 UT om and yl
in Quechua, band was open late 29 July.

6135  R Santa Cruz, 2348 UT, W in extended SP talk, mention of Santa Cruz,
brief fluta excerpt, possible anuncio by M, poor to fair 28 July.

3310  Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba 1007 UT yl, switch to om chat 1011 to
1021 UT fade out 1040 UT decent signal, 21 July.

5952.4  Pio XII, Siglo Veinte 1010 UT, "cinch anos.." om rapid talk, 1045
UT yl 1048 UT mx bridge, brief then second yl talk, strong signal 21 July.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 30)

BRAZIL   3375.1  Radio Municipal, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, 1000 to 1015
UT, om Portuguese with fading, seems to be back on regular schedule ?
21 July.

4925.2  Radio Educacao Rural, Tefe, AM this morning 1033 to 1045 UT,
yl in Portuguese, had been missing in previous band scans. 29 July.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 30)

BRAZIL   11735  R. Transmundial. at 2153 UT July 7. MX, talk and ID by man
in Port. SIO: 322.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

BRAZIL   4885, Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 0515-0530 UT, 28 July,
Brazilian songs. 25322.

6040.7, Radio Evangelizar, Curitiba, 0620-0628 UT, 29 July, Portuguese,
religious comments and songs. 14321.

9564.9, Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 2124-2138 UT, 26 July,
Portuguse, religious comments. // 11784.6.
Also heard 0801-0814 UT, 27 July, Portuguese, religious comments. 14321.

9674.9, Radio Cancao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, 2125-2137 UT, 26 July,
Portuguese, religious, "Santo Rosario". 24322.
Also heard 0803-0817 UT on 27 July, Portuguese, religious comments. 14321.

11735, Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria, 1952-2012 UT, 26 July, Portuguese,
news, sport news, id. "Estas foron as noticias na Transmundial para todo o
mundo", religious comments and songs. 33433.

11855, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 2002-2012 UT, 29 July, Portuguese,
religious comments and songs. 13321.

15190, Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 2000-2015 UT, 28 July,
Portuguese, comments, id. "...Rede Inconfidencia de Radio..., Belo
Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil", "A Hora do Fazendeiro, o programa mais
antigo da radio brasileira, apresenta Tina Goncalvez". 15321.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, dxld July 31)

BRAZIL   4864,7  R. Alvorada (pres), Londrina PR, 2126-... UT, 21 July,
texto; 15331.

4875,3  R.Roraima, Boa Vista RR, 2240-2250 UT, 27 July, cancoes; 45433.

4885  R.Club do Para, Belem PA, 2104-2114 UT, 31 July, prgr. de futebol;
35332 L.

4905  Nova R Relogio, Rio de Jan.o RJ, 2237-2246 UT, 27 July, noticiario
nacional A Voz do Brasil; 33341, QRM da CHN.

4925,2  R. Educacao Rural, Tefe AM, 2235-2245 UT, 27 July, noticiario
nacional A Voz do Brasil; 35332.

4985  R.Brasil Central, Goiania GO, 2225-... UT, 26 July, noticiario
nacional A Voz do Brasil; 45343.

5035  R. Educacao Rural, Coari AM, 2128-2138 UT, 21 July, cancoes; 25342.

5939,9  R. Voz Missionaria, Camboriu SC, 2108-2118 UT, 23 July, cancoes
anuncios da estacao; 45444.

6010  R. Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte MG, 2133-2148 UT, 25 July,
prgr. A Hora do Fazendeiro; 25342.

9630  R. Aparecida, Aparecida SP, 2113-... UT, 23 July, missa; 44444,
"cheirinho" a ruido de corrente alternada e nivel de modulacao algo pobre,
QRM adjacente.

9674,9  R. Cancao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista SP, 2107-2117 UT, 20 July,
recitacao do terco; 34432, QRM adjacente.

9675  idem, 2149-..., 25 July, historias da Biblia, cancoes; 33432,
QRM adjacente.

9725,4  R. Evangelizar, Curitiba PR, 2109-2120 UT, 20 July, prgr de
propag. relig. intitulado Pe. Reginaldo, apresentado pelo proprio; 34433,
QRM adjacente.

9819,1  R. 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo SP, 1906-1920 UT, 21 July, cancoes,
propag. relig.; 24342, QRM adjacente.

11764,6  SRDA, Curitiba PR, 2101-2112 UT, 20 July, propag. relig.; 45444.

11815  R. Brasil Central, Goiania GO, 2207-2220 UT, 28 July, noticiario
nacional A Voz do Brasil; 33442, QRM adjacente.

11854,9  R. Aparecida, Aparecida SP, 2209-2221 UT, 28 July, noticiario
nacional A Voz do Brasil; 35443. Em 01 July, a freq. era 11856,1.

11855,1  idem, 1150-1333 UT, 29 July, prgr Club dos Socios, ..., cancoes
folcloricas brasileiras; 35332, sinal em ascensao.

11934,9  R. Evangelizar, Curitiba PR, 2055-2106 UT, 20 July, propag.
relig. retransmitida da R. Aparecida, ate as 2205 UT, h a que deram as ID
e indicacao das frequencias, seguindo-se prgr. proprio; 33442, QRM
adjacente.

15190  R. Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte MG, 2116-2132 UT, 21 July, prgr.
A Hora do Fazendeiro, recheado de musica e informacao e noticias do mundo
rural; 25332.

15190,1  idem, 1417-1915 UT, 27 July, relato de futebol Palmeira x
Cruzeiro, comentarios, ..., Revista da Tarde e Parada de Sucessos de Todos
os Tempos; 15431 > 35443.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Aug 1)

BULGARIA   Dimtse Radio Erena via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay,
August 4

1700-1730 11965 SOF 50 kW 195 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Fri
1730-1800 11965 SOF 50 kW 195 deg to EaAF Arabic   Mon-Fri
1700-1800 11965 SOF 50 kW 195 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Sat
1700-1800 11965 SOF 50 kW 195 deg to EaAF Arabic   Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 4)

via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site,
QSL via Spaceline Ltd., Sofia Bulgaria.
CEO Dimitar Todorov <lz1ax -at- mail.bg>
Ventislav Georgiev, Technical Manager, SpaceLine Ltd, BULGARIA

CHINA   9705  Seldom loud signal of PBS Xinjiang from Urumqi, in Kyrgyz
language, S=9+10dB signal strength at 0527 UT in Doha Qatar ME, scheduled
mornings 0305-0530 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 4)

CHINA    China National Radio-17 reactivate it's a long time inactive QRG
11630 kHz

2355-1805 11630 LIN 100 kW 286 deg to EaAS Kazakh,plus summer A-17 season
co-channels
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 4)

COLOMBIA   5910.355  on July 30 at 0602 UT, very poor music below noise
level, no doubt Alcaravan Radio active again. At 0440 UT, Wolfgang
Bueschel had measured it in Germany on 5910.351 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 30)

CONGO  {COG}  6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1820-1859 UT on 29 July,
French, comments. Very weak. 14321.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, dxld July 31)

CUBA   4765, Radio Progreso, La Habana, Bejucal, 0124-0135 UT on 28 July,
Spanish, comments, "La revolucion cubana", Cuban songs. 35433.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, dxld July 31)

CUBA   11880  RHC at 2304 with a man with "Weekly Review" with items on
Israeli "aggression" against the Palestinians and Donald Trump's plans to
move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv then Arne Coro's
"DXers Unlimited" at 2311 UT. Fair July 23.

13740  CRI at 1436 UT with a man and two women with banter about air
travel in China and Asia. Fair to Good with frequent transmitter breaks,
July 23.
(Mark Coady-Ont-CAN, via Rob Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 29)

DENMARK   Three new radio stations are due to launch in Copenhagen,
Denmark, on Medium Wave within the next couple of months. No on air date
has been decided yet. The stations will be broadcasting on 846 kHz (300
W), 927 kHz (300 W) and 1440 kHz (power not yet confirmed but maximum
power allowed is 500 W). Two of the stations will be music based whereas
the third station will be all talk.
(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN Aug 3; mediumwave.info via WRTH F_B; BrDXC-UK)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA
6250.000 precise on-fq at 0650 UT on July 27. Heard in remote SDR
units Detroit-MI and Florida, S=5-6 signal across the Atlantic Ocean
this morning. The skillful clever China engineers of BBEF Beijing are
again on repair and maintenance tour, like formerly in Zanzibar-TZA,
Ethiopia, Mali and other African countries, or Thazin radio,
Pyin U Lwin MMR.

6250.000 even fq.  S=7 -83dBm signal here in western Europe, Germany,
Belgium and Liverpool England. Happy African music program at 1840 UT
on July 27.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

A neat explanation, but only a guess? (gh, dxld Aug 1)

6250 kHz  Radio Malabo. Does anyone know where reception reports can
be sent?  Thx  Rich near Chicago-USA (dxld July 29)

David Kernick's is a very clear recording of the ID and frequency
announcement about tests,

Radio Nacional de la Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial
Avenida 3 de Agosto
Malabo, Guinea Ecuatorial.

naming different continents it desires to
hear from. WRTH address adds number 90 after Agosto, and also Apartado
195.
(via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 29)

Repro of a 1966 QSL received by Bob Wilkner when it was still Spanish
with call EAJ205, says had music and news in English weekdays at
1900-1945 GMT; plus three African languages. On 5 kW 6250 kHz.
(SW Bulletin July 30 via dxld Aug 1)

6250  Radio Nacional - Malabo,
at 0005-0034 UT on July 28 and subsequent evenings, lively Afro pops music
and occasionally some Spanish language talk. Nice to see this station
reactivated. Poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   6250, Radio Malabo, Malabo, 0457-0540 UT July 28,
Spanish, comments, news, advertisements of general interest for Ecuatorial
Guinean people, "Por una Guinea mejor", "Para Radio Nacional", "Radio
Malabo". 25322.

Also heard at 1825-2010 UT on 28 July, Spanish, comments at 1818 UT,
female, ". "... Radio Malabo esta transmitiendo ademas de en frecuencia
modulada, en onda corta en la banda de 48 metros, frecuencia de 6250
kilociclos por segundo, para Guinea Ecuatorial y para todo el mundo, les
rogamos nos reporten como estan recibiendo nuestra emisora, transmitimos,
ademas por frecuencia modulada por las siguientes frecuencias y
ciudades...", African songs, Vernacular comments.

Also 0101-0110 UT on July 29, songs. 34433.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, dxld July 31)

6250 - slightly on the low side: Tnx for tips from Alan Pennington,
BrDXC-UK of a test transmission heard at 2305 UT, by a reactivated Radio
Malabo, and also found by reactivated Brandon Jordan, west Tennessee,
at 2323 UT, I quickly check July 26 at 2351 to find very poor level music
on 6250 kHz, S8 vs S7 noise level, still going past 2403+. If they stay on
all night, should improve considerably. Best time for it used to be around
0500-0600 UT after their sign-on.

This old Malabo frequency, 6250 kHz, was last heard in May 2011 per DSWCI
DBS, but that appeared to be a mistake, as at that time Bonaire was
producing a leapfrog mixing product of 6080 over 6165 kHz another 85 kHz
higher on 6250 kHz during the NHK Spanish relay until 0527* UT. No more
chance of that!

The latest real log of Malabo in DXLD appeared to be from me a bimonth
earlier in 2011y as in DXLD 11-#12:
"6250, RNGE, March 17 at 0543 UT, Spanish talking about events the last
few years in Malabo. Fair with usual ute bursts on low side"

[later]  6249.995, July 27 at 0314 UT, after originally hearing it before
2400 UT, another check for reactivated after 6 years and 4 months, RNGE
Malabo, and as expected by now over all-dark path, the signal is much
better, S9-S7, so I measure the frequency more accurately. Nothing but
African pop music heard past 0344 UT, altho others were reporting some
periodic IDs in Spanish and the same music repeating on a loop.

My next2 check at 0610 Ut: still audible, but now talk definitely in
Spanish, noticias, vs storm noise from TX Panhandle, and the NR on the R75
certainly helps (not the NB). Many more reports of it followed from Europe
and North America, one from South America, including still testing and
asking for reports the following evening; none seen yet from Africa, Asia
or Pacific.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 26/27)

6250, on July 30 at 0005 UT check, no signal from
RNRGE Malabo, so apparently done with the all-night testing. We should
still be able to hear them from sign-on which used to be 0530 UT, but will
they stay on later than the old sign-off of 1830 UT?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 30)

6250  Still a great signal here in Tennessee. Hoping I can get them to
QSL, while I QSL'd Radio Bata and Radio Africa previously, I never got a
QSL for Radio Malabo which is considered a separate Radio Country in
NASWA, Equatorial Guinea - Fernando Poo. Still non-stop music till this
post at 0002 UT.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA  KM4PBQ, Fayette County, dxld July 26)

I echo Alan's observation about strongest signal ever heard from this
station (from any previous receiver site I've used). Currently peaking
at S=9+10db in Reykjavik Iceland !
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, 0022 UT July 27, dxld)

Brandon, If it's any encouragement, Malabo was an easier QSL for me
from the 1970's whereas Bata's QSL (other than Radio Africa) has
eluded me for several years. For a test broadcast they should be
forthcoming one would hope! ??
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, dxld July 27)

Yes, Radio Malabo - ID and announced test transmission earlier in
Spanish at 2305 UT. Continuous songs since. Strongest sig I remember
from them.
(Alan Pennington-UK, dxld July 27)

No signal noted on 6250 kHz at 0530 UT this July 30.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

ERITREA   Hello, checked around 1700 UT on July 31 at Doha Qatar remote
SDR post
7176.555  ERI  Asmara HoAfrica music, at 1712 UT S=9+20dB, and
7150.020  ERI  Asmara also Af  music, at 1716 UT S=9+15dB July 31.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

950  Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea - Programme 1 was observed on
the off-channel mediumwave frequency of 950 kHz (WRTH indicates this is an
'alternative frequency') at 1820 UT on 31 July 2017.

Typical HoA music followed by vernacular news and sign-off with choral
anthem, finishing at 1832 UT - transmitter switch-off was at 1836 UT. This
was monitored with fair to poor reception via a remote web SDR in Oman.

Signal on (parallel?) 7150 kHz was too weak and noisy to confirm ID in the
time available. Incidentally, this Oman receiver gives good round-the-
clock reception of the Saudi-based Radio Sana'a surrogate on 11860 kHz -
it can be accessed via the portal at
<http://www.sdr.hu>
(David Kernick-UK, Interval Signals Online, dxld Aug 1)

ETHIOPIA   1359  V. o. Tigre Revolution, at 1955 UT July 25. Horn of
Africa music with typical drum beat. Parallel to 5950 kHz. Both weak but
clearly the same MX on both channels. SIO: 222.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

ETHIOPIA   41 mb wanders heavily 1600-1657 UT.
Ethiopia is a separate matter. at 1600-1614 UT Aug 1, stronger likely ETH
station wandered S=7-8 signal 7232.872 ... up to 7233.479 kHz around 15
mins later at 1615 UT, up to checked at 1654 UT today seemingly ETH Gedja.

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

GERMANY   Abriss der Mittelwellenanlage Heusweiler.
Heusweiler Wahrzeichen verschwinden.

Im Ort wird bereits ueber den Abbau der 120 Meter hohen SR-Sendemasten in
Heusweiler spekuliert. Eine Nachfrage ergab, dass es zwischen Herbst 2017
und Anfang 2018 geschehen soll. Gleiches gilt fuer den 50-Meter-Mast.
Das kleine Gebaeude enthaelt die zu den Masten gehoerenden technischen
Einrichtungen.

<https://www.saarbruecker-
zeitung.de/saarland/saarbruecken/heusweiler/heusweiler-wahrzeichen-
verschwinden_aid-2484317>

(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 29)

Mediumwave installation DLF / SR Heusweiler Germany

The scrapping of the 1422 / 1179 kHz mediumwave facility is expected soon,
between autumn 2017 and 2018 start year.

<https://www.saarbruecker-
zeitung.de/imgs/03/2/7/7/7/9/9/2/tok_9b295b1bbe1de16493786919c4bd1402/w540
_h303_x992_y1122_SZ_2772692_106939236_RGB_190_1_1_3918848fda25ad901af1b792
aaa22487_1501059855_106939236_7f13d01535-1daebe6f3c214230.jpg>

<https://www.saarbruecker-
zeitung.de/imgs/03/2/7/7/7/9/9/2/tok_9763b6c61f3a00ae99a159c413574949/w540
_h303_x901_y1931_SZ_2772692_106939281_RGB_190_2_1_c04485fbfd1423f6274172fb
40cb2426_1501059860_106939281_99d88cef3c-1a3b5a71b431be61.jpg>

Also protective metal net over the highway A8 strained, then is also
dismantled.

<https://www.saarbruecker-
zeitung.de/imgs/03/2/7/7/7/9/9/2/tok_d67761de12a4b8cf65cb7561db4b0843/w540
_h303_x1641_y1202_SZ_2772692_106939365_RGB_190_4_1_ee45b82a764cd060fb7fc3c
b1b1b7853_1501059873_106939365_bc04e87038-63772b2ca86a6999.jpg>

73 wb  df5sx P11 (July 29)

GERMANY   New SW Sender, Shortwaveradio.de on 3975 / 6160 kHz.

Checked 6160.012 kHz measured new SW outlet, mentioned located at
Winsen-Aller, west of Celle, Germany,
village G.Coordinates are approx. 52 40 50.0 N  09 54 31.0 E
1440-1525 UT time slot at August 3rd.

New shortwave station about to commence broadcasting.

6160 kHz Monday to Saturday 1000-1200  1400-1600  1800-2000 UTC
3975 kHz Monday to Saturday 1200-1400  1600-1800  2000-2200 UTC

Other German hobby stations in 49 mb compared
were 5919.986, 6005even, 6069.998, 6150even kHz, too.

Best signal was 6070v kHz as S=9+15dB in BEL, GB, ITA and
Amberg central Bavaria Oberpfalz. Also at Grenoble France S=9.

          Bavaria Italy  F     BEL      U.K.     HNG
5919.986  5       3      2-3   9+5dB    6        DRM RRI ROU 5925
6005even  3       3      5-6   4        5        3
6069.998  9+15dB  9      9     9+15dB   9+10dB   2-3
6150even  4       4      4     4        8        2-3
6160.012  5-6     5-6    4     9+5dB    6        5-6   <<<<<<<<<

A powerful other 'disturbtion signal station' signal varied / moved
between 6158 and 6166 kHz in double signal strength of S=9+25dB against
the 6160 kHz radio subject, few times around 1520 - 1525 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 3)

Strong signal here this evening at 1815 UT SIO 444, with music and
recorded English announcements by well-known voices on 6160 kHz.
HFCC shows transmitter site as Winsen, south east of Hamburg, Germany.
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Aug 3)

Test broadcasts of New European Shortwave Radio Sce Aug 4
Location Winsen-Aller, west of Celle, Germany,
village G.Coordinates are approx. 52 40 50.0 N  09 54 31.0 E

1000-1200 6160 WIS 001 kW non-dir to NWEUR English Mon-Sat, no signal
1200-1400 3975 WIS 001 kW non-dir to NWEUR English Mon-Sat, no signal
1400-1600 6160 WIS 001 kW non-dir to NWEUR English Mon-Sat the air
1600-1800 3975 WIS 001 kW non-dir to NWEUR English Mon-Sat, no signal
1800-2000 6160 WIS 001 kW non-dir to NWEUR English Mon-Sat the air
2000-2200 3975 WIS 001 kW non-dir to NWEUR English Mon-Sat, no signal
Same August 3: 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 6160 and no signal all others.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 4)

FYI - mit wem man es zu tun hat, Christian Senne, DO1INT.

Domaininhaber ist Christian Senne DO1INT - sicher einigen bekannt
durch die Publikationsreihe ueber Amateurfunk in der DDR
sowie ueber den "Freiheitssender 904"...

Gestern abend hatte die Seite allerdings noch einen anderen Inhalt.

Re: Neuer KW Sender
Laut einer Meldung auf der franzoesischen Hobbyliste France DX soll ein
neuer Kurzwellensender ab dem 1sten August auf Sendung gehen, testweise.

1000-1200 UTC: 6160 kHz
1200-1400 UTC: 3975 kHz
{75 m BC Band tagsueber im August ist aber nicht prickelnd. wb.}
1400-1600 UTC: 6160 kHz
1600-1800 UTC: 3975 kHz
1800-2000 UTC: 6160 kHz
2000-2200 UTC: 3975 kHz

RR an <3975 -at- shortwaveradio.de>  oder  <6160 -at- shortwaveradio.de>

Standort, Sendeleistung und Programminhalt unbekannt.  [...]

Re: New shortwave station about to commence broadcasting Interesting. I'm
curious about the tx power and programming lineup. I imagine it'd be low
power similar to the existing 49mb German Stations. I hope so at least -
god forbid they have high power and drown out poor little CKZN if it ever
gets back on the air. John, FL-USA dxld.

I guess another of these 1 to 5 kW tiny poor Hobby Music stations which
appeared in last decade here in Europe.

Look at the time schedule and path across the Atlantic Ocean,
they will never hurt the Canadian shortwave
signals co-channel between Vancouver and Newfoundland. wb  df5sx July 28

Note: The station is run by Shortwave Enthusiasts on non political and
non commercial base. Transmitting location is in Lower Saxony / Germany in
accordance with a licence issued by the
German BNetzAgentur (Zuteilungsnummer #01958434 & #01958435)

re: Shortwaveradio.de 3975 / 6160 kHz
Frankreich ist nicht das Zielgebiet, sondern Deutschland, Benelux,
UK und Irland. Testaussendungen finden wie folgt statt:
6160 kHz  Mo-Sa  1000-1200  1400-1600  1800-2000 UT
3975 kHz  Mo-Sa  1200-1400  1600-1800  2000-2200 UT

73 de tom df5jl/p
Wir. Sind. Amateurfunk.

[...]  <http://shortwaveradio.de/>  Shortwave Radio Service
broadcasting to Benelux, UK & Ireland on 3975 kHz & 6160 kHz

Letztes Jahr auch:
<https://web.archive.org/web/20161008072304/http://shortwaveradio.de/>

"... Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting <shortwaveradio.de>
a private blog by Dr. Christian Senne, DO1INT

Find here the latest logs from my ham activities and SWL logs from AM
and SW stations heard in Ober-Moerlen, Hesse (locator JO40II)
amateur radio station DO1INT_ernational is on air.

Listening to shortwave for over 20 years, loving the unexecpected and
wonderful noise, I decided to apply for an entrance novice licence for
radio amateurs and I am on air under my call sign DO1INT since March
2016, regulary on 80m, 15m & 10m beside local activities on 70cm / 2mb
as well as on FM and on echolink...."

I send out QSLs only via DARC QSL bureau at the moment, alt. via email
Member of DARC OV F11 - DO1INT is a Limes Award station, check my local
club for details <www.fox11.de>

DO1INTernational is on air since March 2016,
Echolink node # 648624  <www.radiohistory.de>

Auf diesen Seiten finden Sie insbesondere meine Magisterarbeit zum
"Deutschen Freiheitssender 904" aus dem Jahr 2003.
Seit 2008 gibt es zwar einige neue Erkenntnisse zum DFS 904,
die allerdings aus Zeitgruenden nicht eingearbeitet werden koennen.

AMATEURFUNK IN DER DDR
Von 2003 bis 2008 bearbeitete ich im Zuge meiner Promotion an der
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin im Bereich Zeitgeschichte das
Dissertationsthema "Zwischen Selbstzweck und gesellschaftlichem Auftrag
- Rahmen- und Organisationsbedingungen fuer Funkamateure in der SBZ und
DDR (1945-1990).

<http://freiheitssender.radiohistory.de/>

Download der vollstaendigen Arbeit exklusiv bei

<http://www.audiopool.at>

einer Seite des Dokumentationsarchiv zur Erforschung der Geschichte des
Funkwesens und der elektronischen Medien
(Internationales Kuratorium QSL Collection)
(via A-DX contributor, July 29)

GERMANY   HLR // Goehren transmitter site.
Hello Glenn, We were informed that there are planned works at the Goehren
transmitter site over the coming week and a half. Therefore,
unfortunately, there won't be any HLR transmissions on Sat August 5th,
Sun August 6th, and Sat August 12th.

The regular schedule, including World of Radio, will resume
on Sunday, August 13th 2017.
(HLR / Thomas Voelkner-D, dxld Aug 1)

GREECE   Both Avlis tx on air this Aug 4th morning, heard in Doha Qatar
remote unit. At 0508 UT VoGreece with typical local mx on 9935.005 kHz
at S=7 level.

And at 0520 UT also on // 9420.005 kHz with talk of male/female pair
S=8-9 signal strength.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 4)

GUAM   Mike Sabin from KTWR Guam informs:

"Hi Everyone,
KTWR reaches its 40th anniversary of broadcasting on 5 September this
year. I don't think that we will be doing any special broadcasts, but we
do have 40th anniversary QSL cards designed. The printed cards should
arrive soon. Please let your dx club members know in case they want to
collect this special event card.

If we do any special broadcasts, I will let you know.
It would likely be a DRM transmission."

<http://www.twr.asia/about/guam>
(WRTH F_B Mauno Ritola-FIN, / via Mike Terry-UK, dxld Aug 3)

GUINEA EQUATORIAL   6250  R. Malabo, Malabo, 2213-2225, 26 July,
Castelhano, texto, cancoes ocidentais; 45444.

6250 idem, 1015-1320, 29 July, Castelhano, texto, cancoes e musica; 15341.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Aug 1)

GUINEA Rep of  [Conakry}  9650  R. Guinee, Sonfonia, 2117- UT ...,
24 July, Frances, discussao acerca de politica nacional; 42442, QRM
adjacente, que se esvaiu mais tarde, ficando o sinal guineense limpo.
Como ja referi, o sinal diurno e sempre melhor e mais estavel do que o
vespertino, mas isto depende, em grande medida, da antena utilizada.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Aug 1)

INDIA   Various AIR afternoon/night services in 1535 to 1550 UT time slot
on July 29, in 60mb

4759.998  Tiny poor tentat. AIR bcast, S=4 at 1537 UT.
4799.995  AIR Hyderabad Telengana with English (not Hindi)
          newscast at 1538 UT, S=9+15dB signal.
4809.996  AIR Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, also AIR En S=9+20dB stronger !
          // 4800 4810 4835 4910 kHz.  1539 UT.
4835even  AIR Gangtok, NARROW MUFFLED AUDIO, only 2.2 kHz small band,
          and also some 100 Hertz distance apart peaks visible.
          S=8, Pakistan Prime Minister case at 1543 UT.
4910.002  AIR Jaipur, Rajasthan, at 1549 UT Northern sce, low S=7-8.
4949.995  AIR Radio Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir,
          LOW MODULATION at 1553 UT, S=6 disappointing weak signal.
4970.015  AIR Shillong, Mawgrong, Meghalaya, excellent strong
          S=9+10dB signal noted, local subcontinental singer at 1557 UT.

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

Some 41 meterband log, taken on remote SDR unit in Doha Qatar ME

7289.994 IND  AIR Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, heard in Vernacular
         at 0514 UT on Aug 4th. Strength less at S=6.
         0230-0930 (Sat, Sun 1030) UT.
7380.003 IND  AIR Chennai, Tamilnadu, in likely Tamil language, heard
         at 0515 UT on Aug 4. Signal strength rather weak at S=4 level.
         0300-0930 (Sun 1130) UT.
7420.003 IND  AIR Hyderabad, Telangana, in Telugu? language, local singer
         performed, at S=4 signal strength at 0516 UT on Aug 4.
         Scheduled 0220-0930 (Sun 1030).
7430even IND  AIR Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Hindi talk program at
         0518 UT on Aug 4, proper excellent audio S=9 signal.
         Best AIR 60 meterband signal as these days, 10.4 kHz broadband
         audio. Weekdays 0225-0932 (Sun 1032) UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 4)

All India Radio on SW in frequency order (Home & External Services)
A-17

kHz   kW  Station State Local Language Zone   UTC (Target Area)
4760   7  Leh Jammu & Kashmir Ladaki N s0130/ w0213-0430 1130-1630
4760   4  Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar Hindi S
          2355-0300 1030-1700 (Sat, Sun 1730).
4800  50  Hyderabad Telangana Telugu S 0020-0215 1130-1744
4810  50  Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Hindi W 0025-0215 1130-1742
4835  10  Gangtok Sikkim Sikkimese NE 0100-0500 1030-1700 (irregular)
4870 100  Delhi (Kingsway) Delhi   N 0230-0330, 1330-1415 Nepali
          (Nepal),  1430-1530
4895  50  Kurseong West Bengal Nepalese E 0055-0400(Sat Sun 0430)
          1130-1700 (Sat, Sun 1741) (Off Air)
4910  50  Jaipur Rajasthan Hindi N 0025 0430 (Sun 0530) 1130-1741
4920  50  Chennai Tamilnadu Tamil S 0015-0245 1200-1739
4950  50  Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir Kashmiri N s0030/w0100-0215
          1120-1743 (2115v-2215v) for Ramzan Special broadcasts)
          (Irregular)
4970  50  Shillong Meghalaya Hindi/English NE 0025-0400 1056-1741
5010  50  Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Malayalam S 0020-0205 1130-1745
          (Irregular)
5040  50  Jeypore, Odisha Odiya E 0025-0436, 0700-0915,  1130-1741
5050  10  Aizawl Mizoram Mizo NE 0025-0400 1130-1630  (Off Air)
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS  <http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/>  25 May 2017)

Normally I find all the regional AIR stations switch over to the New Delhi
audio feed at 1512 UT; commercial announcements in Hindi 1512-1515;
followed by the news in Hindi 1515-1530, followed with news in English
1530-1545; all this via Delhi audio feed.

btw - Both 4895 kHz (AIR Kurseong) & 5050 kHz (AIR Aizawl), continue
silent through Aug 2.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 3)

INDIA   4970  AIR Shillong, 1313 UT on July 30. Ending the usual Sunday
show "County Roads," with C&W song (Juice Newton - "Angel of the
Morning"); DJ in English; almost fair; 1315 UT into Hindi.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

INDIA   Nautel Press Release

Largest DRM Deployment in the World Expanded with Six More Nautel
Transmitters.

All India Radio adds to massive digital radio deployment with four 100 kW
and two 200 kW NX transmitters. Hackett's Cove, Nova Scotia - Nautel
Limited has shipped six additional high-power DRM-enabled MW transmitters
for deployment at All India Radio, the largest digital broadcasting system
in the world.

Four 100 kW NX100 and two 200 kW NX200 transmitters were shipped to India
in July 2017 for installation in six cities. The transmitters will be
commissioned by Nautel's in-country partner Comcon in association with
India's Prasar Bharati.

The July, 2017 shipment of 6 NX transmitters complements the 27 NX
transmitters which are already on air with DRM transmission throughout
India.

The massive project has the goal of bringing digital radio to nearly a
billion residents of the country. The new transmitters will be installed
at All India Radio (AIR) facilities in Hyderabad, Jagdalpur,
Vishakhapatnam, Bhawanipatna, Jeypore and Sambalpur. All 33 transmitters
in the AIR project are configured for DRM30 operation.

Nautel NX high power transmitters occupy a very small footprint and offer
the industry's highest efficiency (90%) along with AM precorrection,
unmatched linearity and Nautel's exclusive, award-winning Advanced User
Interface which provides commercial grade instrumentation, spectrum
analyzer, logging, presets, local and remote transmitter control, email
notifications and enhanced support services.

"Nautel is excited to partner with Comcon and Prasar Bharati on this
extensive project," said Kevin Rodgers, Nautel President and CEO. "With
this system fully deployed in all parts of India, AIR is uniquely
positioned to serve the different dialects and regional needs of its
billion listeners. It's a shining example of the capabilities digital
broadcasting can provide throughout the world."Nautel MW and FM
transmitters will be demonstrated at the upcoming IBC show in Amsterdam on
stand 8.C49. For more information on the All India Radio project, visit

<http://www.nautel.com/solutions/digital-radio/high-power-drm-mw-am-
transmitters-air/>

Building for a Billion.

Nautel has completed the installation of 27 MW-AM DRM transmitters and
associated equipment ordered in 2013 by India?s Prasar Bharati for All
India Radio (AIR). This massive project has the goal of bringing digital
radio to nearly a billion residents of India.

The first 27-unit order of eleven 100 kW NX100, ten 200 kW NX200, and six
300 kW NX300 DRM-enabled MW-AM transmitters comprised the world?s largest
digital radio deployment to date. A second six-unit follow-up order
includes four 100 kW NX100, and two 200 kW NX200 DRM-enabled MW-AM
transmitters.

All transmitters are configured for DRM30 transmission. The first set of
27 transmitters are on air throughout India with the second set of six
transmitters shipped in July, 2017; click here

<https://batchgeo.com/map/017ad9e7d2bd73747736e888f03a43dc>

to see a detailed map. Working with Nautel on this large-scale deployment
was Comcon, Nautel?s in-country partner along with Altronic, provider RF
test loads; Digidia, provider of DRM modulators/content servers and
Kintronic Labs, who supplied matching systems.

Nautel has emerged as one of the world's largest manufacturers of AM and
FM radio broadcast transmitters. With more than 15,000 transmitters
deployed in over 177 countries since 1970 and more than 7,000 deployments
of AUI-enabled transmitters, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing
valuable new solutions for digital radio broadcasting and other
applications.

For more information please contact:

John Whyte
Director of Marketing
<John.Whyte@nautel.com>
<www.nautel.com>  Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 (via Mike Terry-UK, dxld Aug 8)

INDONESIA   3325, Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya, 1135 UT on July 30. Heard only
RRI here, whereas earlier (1030-1115 UT) noted NBC Bougainville with their
usual Sunday religious programming, so no extended broadcast and instead
with an early sign off. From 1240 to 1301 UT, RRI in Bahasa Indonesia,
with music program of pop songs in English (Righteous Brothers -
"Unchained Melody," Led Zeppelin - "All My Love," etc.); many singing
"Pro Satu RRI Palangkaraya" jingles; 1300 UT time pips; fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

INDONESIA   9524.940 {lower fq side now}  VoIndonesia, Chinese scheduled,
light music heard from Cimanggis-INS. S=9+10dB heard in remote SDR at
Delhi India, 1530 UT on Aug 2nd.

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

INDONESIA/PNG    3325 even fq.
Heard strong supposedly RRI Palangka Raya with a listener-in phone Quiz
with the listenership at 1430-1450 UT, now local music - listen to
enclosed recording of 14.51-14.53 UT on July 29. S=9+5dB or -69dBm signal.

Nice signal observed on remote SDR unit at Uwe's place in eastern
Thailand.

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

Never any sign of RRI Palangkaraya co-channel, altho Atsunori Ishida says
it has been active every day thru July 22 until 1700v* UT.

RRI is much further from here and always likely to be weaker if at all.
Both nominally 10 kW per WRTH. RRI should switch to a nearby clear
frequency like 3355 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 29)

Dear Wolfgang, - after listening with my wife {from INS national} to the
record, I can assure, it is definitely an Indonesian station, language is
w/out doubt Indonesian and the music is so typical Indonesian dangdut, it
can't be better ! And as for GH's request that they should move to some
other frequency, so that a handful of DXers in some faraway country can
hear them better, well, they couldn't care less !
best regards, de Gerhard (Werdin-D,  wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

[ PNG  {BOUGAINVILLE} ]  3325, July 23 at 1200 UT, must be NBC, best
signal here in a long time, S9 fading to S6 with rock song; 1201 UT YL &
OM converse for a while, not like news, unseems Indonesian, but not
English either, so Pidgin. 1206 UT song, 1210 UT YL announcement maybe
English; 1216 UT rock with heavy beat, 1224 UT a familiar tune at last.

Initially it's the SSOB; ignoring Korean outliers on 2850 & 3480 kHz,
virtually the OSOB except for JBA carrier on 3260 kHz, Madang. 3325 kHz
rates SINPO 25432. It's diminishing by 1224 UT, and at 1230 UT, S7 to S5;
1252 UT recheck, only a JBA carrier is left on 3325 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 23 / 29)

JAPAN   5965  Shiokaze / Sea Breeze (via Yamata-JPN) at 1318-30+ UT on
20 July. Shiokaze back to 49mb (ex-7215 kHz) as of 18 July (per Aoki) with
their usual Thursday EG program. Missed Shiokaze on the 22nd but noted
pulse jamming after 1410 UT (CRI (Xian) is in KR 14-15 LT, so commies vs.
commies) & no jamming 23 July at 1315 UT, 1336 UT [Shiokaze in KR 1300-30
LT, JP 1330-14 LT on Sundays per Aoki].
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via Rob Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 29)

KOREA D.P.R.   - Kim Jong Un  P5-call land.
2850.003  KCBS Pyongyang Korean, S=9+5dB at 1430 UT, and // 1425 UT
3219.918  S=8-9 signal strength, both light singer music program.

3250even  KRE  Pyongyang BS, S=8-9 fluttery at 1434 UT, talk program
and // 3319.996 kHz at S=7-8 signal level at 1435 UT.

More logs from remote SDR post in eastern Thailand.

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

KOREA Rep of (KOR)   3909.965  Vothe People in Korean,
jammed by KRE at 1420 UT on July 29, S=9+10dB.

3479.987  Vothe People in Korean, heavily jammed by various audio sounds.
S=9+15dB at 1442 UT on July 29. Jamming whistle on 3480.056 kHz
and 3478.953 kHz, also some 5 / 7 / 9 kHz whistle strings,

a n d  separate bubbler 6 x 100 Hertz apart distance peaks
varyied around 3485.250 kHz center too.

5940even  VoFreedom via KOR, no jamming at 1932 UT, S=8 signal at 1932 UT.
Heard on July 29 in remote unit in eastern Thailand.

5995.030  KOR  Echo of Hope in Korean at 1936 UT, S=5-6 poor signal,
and + KRE jamming too.
Heard on July 29 in remote unit in eastern Thailand.

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

KOREA Rep of (KOR)   3909.965 // 4449.990 kHz  Vo the People in Korean,
S=9+5dB at 1530 UT. Fq varied 4 Hertz up and downwards.

And jammed by KRE at 4449.906 kHz, also 10 Hertz varied up and down.
4884.996 kHz tentat EoH KOR ?, weak S=4-5 at 1546 UT on July 29.
More logs from remote SDR post in eastern Thailand.

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

KOREA REP OF  [SOUTH]   On August 1, found Echo of Hope - VOH, on 6350 kHz
with a third program, different from all the others; heard at 0949 UT and
subsequent checking through 1218 UT; clearly *not // * to any of the other
VOH frequencies.

6350, at 1000, with "V O H" ID and not // to the others; mostly monologues
and some pop music.

3985 // 5995 // 9100, at 1003 with the usual news in Korean; 1010 UT news
item about "Beijing"; 1015 normal ID jingle and "V O H" ID. Unable to hear
6250 through jamming.

4885, at 1003 with the usual bell/gong rung slowly three times and intro
to the regular "Radio Broadcasting Guide" program in Korean.

Only 4885 and 9100 heard with no jamming.

Thanks very much to Hiroyuki Komatsubara (Japan), for confirming my
observations today.

"Echo of Hope - VOH

6350 kHz, third program started since Aug 1, 2017 not // to other
frequencies. (not // 3985, 5995, 4885, 6250, 9100 kHz)

YouTube -1400- : <https://youtu.be/bWeQvf7RaFs>

<http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:2360#2441>

As always, I greatly appreciate Hiroyuki-san's feedback!
(Ron Howard, Pacific Grove, CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

KOREA REP OF   9100  VoHope 1308+ UT on 18 July. This frequency is
apparently unjammed unlike // 5995 / 6350 kHz (both mostly crunched by the
'juche jammer') former VoH frequency 4885 kHz now has "Radio Broadcasting
Guide" looping every hour [thanks to Chris Kadlec, Amano-san, & Ron Howard
all via the radio.chobi site for the info].
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via Rob Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 29)

KUWAIT   Radio Kuwait Kabd in Arabic, in DRM mode on 13650 kHz at 1700 UT,
on July 20.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 4)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   4010.219  Kyrgyz Radio 1  Bishkek, Krasnaya Rechka, in
Kyrgyz language, male presenter at 1525 UT on July 29. S=7-8 or -74dBm
signal observed in eastern Thailand remote SDR.

Nothing noted on 4819v nor 5130v kHz other Bishkek channels today.

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

MADAGASCAR   5009.937  R Nac Malagasy Antananarivo in French ?, only S=4-5
poor signal, heard at 1925 UT on July 29 in remote unit in eastern
Thailand.

7445.007  BBC English to AF via Talata Volonondry relay site noted
at 1950 UT, scheduled 16-20 UT, S=6-7 poor signal.
Heard on July 29 in remote unit in eastern Thailand.

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

MADAGASCAR   11985  NHK World Radio Japan via Talata Volonondry relay, at
2047 UT in Japanese with a man and woman with talk. Good July 27.
(Mark Coady-Ont-CAN, via Rob Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 29)

MADAGASCAR   11610  World Christian Broadcasting (KNLS) Mahajanga relay
site, at 2100 UT in Mandarin with IS and opening music with a man with
opening announcements with website and into western pop music at 2102 UT.
Very Good, July 27.
(Mark Coady-Ont-CAN, via Rob Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 29)

MALI   5995  Radio Mali, Bamako, *0558-0610 UT July 28, anthem, tuning
music, French, id. "Vous ecoutez la Radiodifusion Television du Mali,
emettan de Bamako...", comments, songs. 14321.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, dxld July 31)

9635  Radio Mali, Bamako, 1754-1801* UT July 28. Vernacular comments,
French, id. "Ici la Radifusion Television du Mali, emetant de Bamako sur
le bande de 49 metres, 5995 kHz, bande de 31 metres, 9635 kHz...", close.
24322.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, dxld July 31)

MALI   17630  CRI Bamako at 1441 UT // Quivican CUB 13740 kHz, with a man
and two women with banter. Weak July 23.
(Mark Coady-Ont-CAN, via Rob Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 29)

MALI   5995  R. Mali, Kati, 2122-2130 UT, 21 July, Frances, texto,
cancoes; 55444, nivel de modulacao aceitavel. Durante o dia, em 9635, a
situacao foi igual.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Aug 1)

MARIANA ISL {Saipan} / CHINA  9355even  24hrs Fire Drake and drums music
jamming, 'tsching, bumm, beng ... music drums ' S=9+5dB signal at 2015 UT
on July 29 in remote unit in eastern Thailand. Scheduled RFA Chinese via
Agignan Point  Saipan daily at 17-21 UT, 18 kHz wide audio block visible.

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

{Tinian}/Tajikistan   RFA new frequencies for Korean 2100-2300 UT from
Tinian MRA on 11960 kHz with good signal from the start and no jamming. In
Tibetan a new frequency 15745 kHz from Dushanbe TJK 1100-1400 UT heard
from sign-on, fair signals but no jamming, two other frequencies jammed by
China.
(SWB #1881, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

NETHERLANDS   Groot Nieuws Radio 1008 kHz.
Groot Nieuws Radio wird weiterhin auf 1008 kHz senden.
Zunaechst bis zum 1. Maerz 2018, eventuell bis zum 1. Januar 2019.

Hier die 'holperige' automatische Translation

<https://www.grootnieuwsradio.nl/k/n663/news/view/103063/41482/groot-
nieuws-radio-langer-op-de-middengolf.html>

Grosses News Radio mehr auf dem Medium

Dienstag, 1. Aug 2017

durch Mittelwellenfrequenz 1008 Uhr Great News Radio kann noch nach dem
1. September 2017 zu hoeren. Cell tower Besitzer Novec wollte bis zum
31. August die Uebertragung von Good News-Radio zu stoppen. Nachdem es
wurde vereinbart, dass ein hoechst erfreuliche Nachricht Radio in jedem
Fall Rundfunk weiterhin bis zum 1. Maerz 2018. Regie Wilfred Hardeman
sehr zufrieden mit dieser Erweiterung ist.

"Unsere Zuhoerer Zeit haben, um ruhig den Schalter auf DAB+ zu machen",
sagte Hardeman."In den naechsten sechs Monaten werden geprueft, ob es
technisch moeglich ist in der Lage sein, Rundfunk nach dem 1. Maerz in
2018 fortzusetzen durch diese Saeule. Wenn es keine Notwendigkeit,
groessere Reparaturen ist, oder bis zum 1. Januar kann der Vertrag 2019.
Danach erneuert wir sagen, endlich Abschied von dem Medium. "

Am 4. August wird es eine Inspektion an die Mast sein. Deshalb Grosse News
Radio an diesem Tag nicht von 1008 Uhr zu hoeren. Die Sendung ueber alle
anderen Kanaele wird fortgesetzt.

Hardeman: "Vor kurzem haben wir festgestellt, dass die Zuhoerer waren
besorgt darueber, wie sie Grosse News Radio empfangen koennen wir dankbar
sind fuer die Beteiligung der Zuhoerer, unter anderem durch die Petition
der Unterzeichnung des Mediums zu erhalten ..."

Neben 1008 MW Sendungen Grosses News Radio auch ueber das Internet und in
vielen Teilen des Landes ueber DAB+. Auch die Aufnahme der christliche
Radiostation ueber mehrere Anbieter von interaktivem Fernsehen.
Uebersetzung mit Google translator.
(Gottfried Sennekamp-D, A-DX Aug 2)

NEW ZEALAND   New UT morning channel of R NZi moved from 9700 to 9630 kHz
from July 28, 0459-0658 UT noted S=6 at 0530 UT July 30, fluttery signal,
S=8 in CAN/USA SDR remotes.

In Europe hit heavily by adjacent 9620 kHz French sce from RRI Galbeni-ROU
site, latter S=9+30dB.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

NEW ZEALAND   7425  Radio New Zealand International - Rangitaiki,
at 1119-1137 UT on July 30, some sort of music program hosted by a woman
announcer with English language talks. Nice station ID at 1130 UT followed
by news with a man announcer. Fair signal but noisy conditions and fading.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

NEW ZEALAND   7425  on July 30 at 1210 UT check, RNZI is still on NNE
antenna with VG signal here. As Wolfgang Bueschel points out, the latest
change is 9630 ex-9700 at 05-07 UT; presumably to avoid collision with
Romania at 0600-0630 UT.

Unlogged here yet; now confronting the weak only slightly off-frequency
R. Aparecida, Brasil. But EiBi shows CNR1 from site-q is also on
9630 kHz. Aoki says it's via Geermu at 00-11 UT except for the Tuesday
06-09 UT siesta. China could be worse for NZ than RRI was.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 30)

RNZI ANTENNA SWITCH PROBLEM

Hi Glenn, Further to your comments in the NASWA Flashsheet, RNZI has
an antenna switching problem at the transmitter site, which means the
325 degree antennas cannot be used at present. Repairs should happen
soon. The 35 degree antennas are being used full time with 100 kW,
which actually is the power always used by RNZI.

It is usually split between two antennas, 50 kW each beamed 35 and
325 degrees. The transmitter NEVER runs at 50 kW !

Also there is a frequency change. 9700 kHz 0458-0659 UT was replaced
by 9630 kHz on 28 July, because of interference.
(Barry Hartley-NZL, WoR / dxld Aug 1)

That explains it, but I am a bit confused by what you say. RNZI own
skeds never show two headings at once, rather always Pacific except at
11-13 UT, PNG, which is currently out of service. Do you mean when it's
working, the 325 antenna is still getting half the power even when PNG
is not singled out as target? And only the other half on the 35degr?
It did not seem that way to us, with a signal drop at 1100 UT
on 7425 kHz.

HFCC registrations do show 50 kW each on both antennas almost all the
time (except unspecified DRM 35 kW) along with many alternate
frequencies not currently employed. I figured this was to cover
possible contingency changes, rather than actual usage all the time.

<http://hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A17&fmor=RNZ>

RNZI is also handling the frequency management for Vanuatu and
Solomon Islands.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 1)

NIGERIA   7254.922  VoNigeria Ikorodu, English to WeAF at 1947 UT,
S=8 fair signal. Heard on July 29 in remote unit in eastern Thailand.
QRM CRI Turkish sce 1900-1957 UT via RTC CRI Kunming Anning site.

7254.919  VoNigeria Ikorodu in Hausa at 0640 UT on Aug 1 poor S=4-5 in
Germany and Liverpool, male voice presenter - but no real exciting signal
to state.

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

NIGERIA   New pro-Biafra station on SW.
Nigeria Daily Post wrote yesterday about a new SW radio station

<http://dailypost.ng/2017/08/01/biafra-uwazuruike-launch-new-pro-biafra-
radio-station/>

The leader of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Ralph Uwazuruike, has
disclosed plans to launch a new pro-Biafra radio station known as Voice of
Biafra International.

According to a press release signed by BIM's Director of Information, Mazi
Chris Mocha, Uwazuruike noted that the celebration of 18 years of MASSOB
would take place in Onitsha, Anambra State on September 13.

He said that other activities lined up for the 18 years of non-violence
and non-exodus by MASSOB would also feature the official opening of Voice
of Biafra International, VOBI, radio located in Germany, which would lead
to the radio commencing broadcast on short wave (SW) band, this week.

Biafra: Uwazuruike to launch new pro-Biafra radio station

The statement further quoted Uwazuruike as saying that the radio station
would be the "authentic voice of the Biafran people and always educate,
inform and enlighten our people on the issue of Biafra and not to spread
hate messages or blackmail.

"BIM would continue to play a leading role in our quest for Biafra."

He assured Ndigbo that it was only non-violence that will lead them to
Biafra independence without firing a gunshot.

On Anambra State governorship election fixed for November 18, the
statement added that its members would suffocate Anambra as the Ijele
Ndigbo.

Uwazuruike and BIM will visit Onitsha in solidarity with Chief Willie
Obiano to tell him and Ndi-Anambra that the election must hold on
November 18 as planned.
(via Ydun Ritz-DEN, dxld Aug 2)

PALAU/JAPAN/TAIWAN   [to Korea D.P.R.]  On August 2, Wind from Japan,
at 1500-1530 UT good signal via Palau on 9975 kHz, even better than the
Taiwan frequencies 7335 and 9900 kHz. The same at 1530-1600 UT with 7335,
9685, and 9965 kHz. All frequencies heard without jamming here in Ansbach/
Germany. Last week the Palau transmitter was not audible.
(Erich Bergmann-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 4)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3260, NBC Madang 1218-1237 UT on July 30. With election
results in Pidgin; extended broadcast here unlike NBC Bougainville on
3325 kHz, which was off the air by 1135 UT. Good strength open carrier
still heard at 1326 UT, but by then with no modulation/audio.

3275, NBC Southern Highlands[non-log], on July 30, not heard.

3365, NBC Milne Bay[non-log], on July 30, continues silent.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

PERU   4774.9  Radio Tarma, Tarma, 0130-0137 UT July 30, Spanish,
comments. Very weak, barely audible. 14321.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, dxld July 31)

PERU   4775  R. Tarma. 2300 UT on July 11. Spanish talk then ID by man.
Poor under heavy codar. SIO: 222.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

PERU   4955  R Cultural Amauta, Huanta, presumed, 0003 UT, weak threshold
signal coming in in waves, 29 July.

4774.9  Radio Tarma. Tarma, 1033 to 1045 UT om chat under CODAR, difficult
signal 20 July.

4810  Radio Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto, 1013 UT music into 1020 UT talk by
Minister to 1024 UT, fade out 1034 UT on 20 July.

4747.20 -XXXX- Radio Huanta 2000 Huanta Ayacucho nothing tonight,
2330 to 0010 UT and not heard last week 1030 to 1130 UT - 29/30 July.

4810  Radio Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto 1025 UT with OA music, later with
Priest to 1045 UT fade out, need lsb narrow for decent copy 29 July.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 30)

PUERTO RICO   5125  Arecibo, at 2125-2138 UT on July 30 and 0105-0130 UT
on July 31, noted early with poor signal but later with excellent carrier
strength with tones. Interesting stuff.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

PUERTO RICO   5125 et al., July 30 at 0600 UT no carriers or tones on now
from presumed Arecibo as earlier. These are supposed to run thru/until
July 31. No reply yet from the HAARP guy in Alaska for confirmation of
source, Chris Fallen, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor in the Space
Physics Group at the UAF Geophysical Institute.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 30)

SAUDI ARABIA   9714.919  BSKSA Riyadh, HQ prayer to the ME/NE non-
directional outlet, S=9+35dB powerhouse signal on remote SDR in Qatar at
0530 UT Aug 4.

re 11860 R Sana'a relay via Jeddah and Riyadh bcast centers.

Thanks to tips of David Kernick-UK and the Brazilian DXer, to use Oman and
UAE remotes for monitoring, concerning TX switch overtime around 1753 ...
1757 UT daily,

I checked 11860 kHz channel between 1755 and 1800 UT today on Aug 4th.

At remote web SDR in Doha Qatar the signal was straight S=9+10dB

til SWITCH OVER at exact 17.57:59 UTC,

when a very poor tiny signal left on that channel
as tiny S=3-4 level in Qatar SDR remote post.

So, - as assumed already,
Jeddah site in distance close to Yemen is used at local daytime
04.00-17.57 UT,

and Riyadh site at night time at 18.00 to 04.00 UT,
with different antenna characteristic,
latter in order to cover Yemen at Sana'a
and on southern peninsula tip Aden too.

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

SOMALIA   7120  R. Hargueisa, Hargueisa, Somalilandia, 1841-1907, 22 July,
Arabe, texto, cancoes da regiao, chamadas de ouvintes; 34443, QRM
ocasional, de radioamadores.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Aug 1)

7119.9985 measured this morning Aug 4th on remote Doha Qatar SDR unit,
Somali prayer at 0511 UT, S=8 in Doha Qatar.
Nothing on air noted of 7150/7175 Asmara ERI, nor 7205 Omdurman Sudan
at this time slot.

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

SOUTH AFRICA   6189.987  BBC English to AF via SenTec Meyerton relay site
at 1944 UT, S=8-9 fair signal. Heard on July 29 in remote unit in eastern
Thailand.

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

SOUTH AFRICA   South African Station Tests Digital Radio Mondiale Feature

Radio World_Johannesburg, South Africa ? Johannes von Weyssenhoff,
representing the community station Wecodec in Johannesburg, presented the
case of DRM to an international audience at the "Radio Days Africa," an
annual event taking place at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg.
His presentation also included results and findings of WECODEC's ongoing
DRM+ trial, the first of its kind on the African continent, according to
DRM news.

The trial has demonstrated that there is no interference with analog
stations on either side of the digital signal in the crowded FM spectrum
of Johannesburg. The DRM power for the test is 1 / 4 that of FM, giving
similar coverage at 4QAM. "Fixed reception is performing better than FM.
While exact ratios are still to be determined, generally it can be said
that, so far, the findings and measurements confirm that less energy is
needed for digital coverage than for analog," according to the same
article.

During the presentation it was shown that three audio services were
broadcast, using the latest xHE-AAC audio codec. Various text and data
sets were also broadcast successfully.

The main focus of the presentation was on spectrum and energy efficiency,
as well as universal access to information for marginalized communities,
using tools like Journaline. This attracted the attention of some South
African and African community radio stations.

<http://www.radiomagonline.com/around-the-world/0020/south-african-
station-tests-digital-radio-mondiale-features/39070>

(via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng July 31)

SPAIN   17855   Fri, Aug 4 at 1834-1845 UT, Radio Exterior de Espana,
Noblejas-ESP, in Spanish. Men in conversation about theater and other
cultural themes, the world of the show, and mainly the humor; ID. REE
returns in this frequency with very good signal and modulation, 45544.
(Jota Xavier-BRA, hcdx Aug 4)

On Aug 5th at 2003 UT, Radio Exterior de Espana news in Spanish on
Venezuelan coup matter, heard in all West Europe:

17855 S=9+30dB
17715 S=9+20db
15520 S=9+30dB
15390 S=9+25dB
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 5)

SUDAN   7205  Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1902-1913 UT July 27, Arabic,
comments. 15321.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, dxld July 31)

SWAZILAND   6129.993  TWR Manzini in Portuguese to AF at 1939 UT, S=6 poor
signal. Scheduled 1920-2005 UT.
Heard on July 29 in remote unit in eastern Thailand.

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

TAIWAN   7600.164  one of the stronger 100 watt SOH Taiwan transmissions
to China mainland noted at 1952 UT, S=7 fair signal.
Heard on July 29 in remote unit in eastern Thailand.

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

TAIWAN   RTI-Sondersendungen 2017 in Deutsch aus Tamsui.
Die Sondersendungen in deutscher Sprache von Radio Taiwan International
werden in diesem Jahr

im August
am 25.08., 26.08. und 27.08.2017

im September
am 01.09., 02.09. und 03.09., 29.09. und 30.09.2017

im Oktober
am 01.10. und 03.10.2017

sowie in DRM
am 04.10. und 10.10.2017

aus Tamsui ausgestrahlt.

Die fuer die jeweilige Sendung benutzten Frequenzen sind 12030 und 9680
kHz.

Die Sendezeit ist an allen Tagen von 18.00 bis 19.00 UT.

Die deutsche Redaktion wuerde sich ueber Empfangsberichte sehr freuen und
hat angekuendigt, alle korrekten Empfangsberichte mit einer Sonder-QSL zu
bestaetigen.
(Wolf-Dieter Behnke-D, A-DX July 28)

TANZANIA   {Zanzibar Isl.}  11735  Zanzibar BC, Dole, 1538-1605 UT
22 July, Suaili, cancoes indianas, anuncios varios precedendo o sinal
horario... das 1602 + uns segundos, seguindo-se o noticiario; 34443,
QRM do B.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Aug 1)

THAILAND   5874.988  VoA Udorn Thani in Korean language, S=8 signal at
1929 UT. Heard on July 29 in remote unit in eastern Thailand.

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

U.K.   6185even  RTI Taiwan in German language via Babcock FMO site
Woofferton-UK, scheduled 19-20 UT, strong and powerful S=9+25dB signal
even in South East Asia target at 1942 UT. Tourist interview:
"Korallenriff am Strand, various temples on island journey. Heard on July
29 in remote unit in eastern Thailand.

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

USA   5097.9, on July 30 at 0059 UT, parasitic weak spur from WTWW-2 which
has just signed on 5085 kHz with music, 0101 UT Ted offers QSLs for
e-mail; ham ads; 0106 UT 'Theater Organ in the Ozarx' finally starts.
If Arecibo had been on 5095 kHz tonight, there could be a problem,
but not on 5125 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 30)

Despite even 5085 kHz of WTWW, nothing spur peak special occured around
0437 UT on 5097v kHz, except a digital STANAG signal covers 5095.2 to
5098.6 kHz range, powerful S=9+30dB heard in Alberta, MI, FL and southern
Germany remote SDR posts.

5829.986  WTWW  S=9+20dB signal heard at 0438 UT here in southern Germany,
and also in Rochester NY. Bible reading about Kingdom Abraham. Distorted
audio, sound like 2.5 to 3 kHz small audio signal, not easy to understand
the content. July 30.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

USA   Transmitter changes of WRMI Okeechobee between 11530 & 9955 kHz
from July 3, all "YFR 100 kW 160 deg"
0000-0100 11530 to CeAM Spanish R.Taiwan Int. tx#10, extx#04
0100-0200 11530 to CeAM Spanish Family  Radio tx#10, extx#04
0500-1000  9955 to SoAM English Brother Stair tx#04, extx#10
1000-1100  9955 to SoAM Various WRMI programs tx#04, extx#10
1100-1200  9955 to SoAM Portug. RAE Argentina tx#04, extx#10
1200-1400  9955 to SoAM Various WRMI programs tx#04, extx#10
1400-2000  9955 to SoAM English Brother Stair tx#04, extx#10
2000-0500  9955 to SoAM Various WRMI programs tx#04, extx#10
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx and via dxld Aug 1)

USA   17775, July 27 at 2025 UT, KVOH is still on in Thursday extension,
with music, presumably Spanish, S9 and wobbling. Their engineering staff
must be taking their sweet time to get the 'new' transmitter going.
Reminder that on Fridays only, they are allegedly back in English at
1900-2100 UT, first quarter gospel music, rest huxterism, not even
'Wavescan'. Should they also run overtime on Mondays, as is possible,
'Frecuencia al Dia' is on the schedule at 2000 UT.

17775, Friday July 28 at 2010 UT, KVOH is still on with sermon in English,
but big wobble on carrier, worse than usual, such that even in AM mode
it's making a hum and distortion on S7-S=9+20dB signal.

17775, August 1 at 1406 UT, not even a JBA carrier from KVOH, so not on
yet, or not propagating? Not rechecked later on my busy produxion day for
WORLD OF RADIO (which KVOH found too hot to handle).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 1)

At 1635 UT on Aug 4th KVOH:

17774.981 kHz measured in NY and FL-US SDR remote stations S=7 or -88dBm
signal on east coastline. Spanish talk 'hay problemas ...', "Gloria en
Pentida" at 1712 UT, followed by most modern music in Spanish.

Much stronger S=9+15dB on this time slot
17815.010 kHz of WHRI Cypress Creek towards NoEaAF - which entry is not
mentioned in Aoki Nagoya database table yet.

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

USA   From July 25 Glenn Hauser moving its production WOR to
Tuesday afternoons, instead of Wednesday afternoons, which will give
more timely broadcasts on WRMI, starting with Tue 2130 UT,
and on WBCQ Tue 2330 UT.

The Wednesday airings will also be new rather than a week old.
Full updated shortwave schedule of World of Radio is:

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/updated-shortwave-schedule-of-
glenn.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, dxld Aug 1)

Viz. correct, except he removes WA0RCR, 1860-AM, and 5130 kHz is AM,
NOT CUSB:

2130-2200  9455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to WeNoAM English Tue AM mode
2130-2200 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Tue AM mode
2330-2400  9330vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Tue in CUSB
1030-1100  5850 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Wed AM mode
1030-1100  9455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to WeNoAM English Wed AM mode
1315-1345  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to SoAM   English Wed AM mode
2100-2130  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Wed AM mode
2330-2400  9330vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Wed in CUSB
2330-2400  9330vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Thu in CUSB
2330-2400  9330vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Fri in CUSB
0630-0700  6190 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR  English Sat in CUSB
1430-1600  7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR  English Sat in CUSB
2230-2300  9330vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Sat in CUSB
2300-2330 11580 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Sat AM mode
0200-0230 11580 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Sun AM mode
1030-1100  9485 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR  English Sun in CUSB
2330-2400  9330vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Sun in CUSB
0300-0330  5130vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Mon in CUSB
0330-0400  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to SoAM   English Mon AM mode
2330-2400  9330vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Mon in CUSB
0030-0100  7730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI   English Tue AM mode

VIETNAM   7906-USB // 8294-USB, Ho Chi Minh Radio Coast Station,
*1305-1310* UT on July 30. Started and ended with the usual tones; in
Vietnamese; started with ID and then marine conditions; both fair. Ho Chi
Minh Radio is the most powerful coastal station, so is usually well heard.
Operated by VISHIPEL (Vietnam Maritime Communications and Electronics
LLC).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

ZAMBIA   13680  Voice of Hope at 1432 UT with Christian pop vocals and
a man with inspirational talk. Fair in peaks with fading July 23,
(Mark Coady-Ont-CAN, via Rob Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 29)

ZAMBIA   9680  Fade-out of VoHope Lusaka Zambia program, poor S=5 noted in
Qatar at 0525 UT on Aug 4. Some religious singer group performed.

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

ZAMBIA   Voice of Hope Africa, Lusaka. From 29th July this station has
modified its program schedule from Monday to Friday, according with
an e-mail received from the Station;

"This week we have changed the schedule, and now run 1600-1900 UT Mon-Fri
on those frequencies. We also added 9680 & 11680 KHz, 0500-0800 UT
Mon-Fri.

Details at: <http://voiceofhope.com/schedule/voh-africa_program_grid.pdf>

Consulting this website, this is the program schedule:

Before 29th July: Monday to Friday, 1630-2200 UT on 4965 and 6065 kHz

After 29th July: Monday to Friday
0500-0800 on 9680 and 13680 kHz
1600-1900 on 4965 and  6065 kHz
Saturday and Sunday remains unchanged as before 29th July:

Saturday 1200-1700 on 9680 and 13680 kHz

Sunday   1200-1730 on 9680 and 13680 kHz
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx Aug 3)

ZAMBIA   New shortwave schedule of KVOH Voice of Hope
Africa Lusaka effective from July 31, all LUS 100 kW

0500-0800  9680 000 deg SoAF English Mon-Fri tx#1, new additional
0500-0800 11680 315 deg WeAF English Mon-Fri tx#2, new additional
1600-1900  4965 000 deg SoAF English Mon-Fri tx#1, ex1630-2200UT
1600-1900  6065 315 deg WeAF English Mon-Fri tx#2, ex1630-2200UT
1200-1700  9680 000 deg SoAF English Sat/Sun tx#1, unchanged time
1200-1700 13680 315 deg WeAF English Sat/Sun tx#2, unchanged time
1700-1730  9680 000 deg SoAF English Sunday  tx#1, new additional
1700-1730 13680 315 deg WeAF English Sunday  tx#2, new additional

Please note, 1700-1730 Sunday is 9680 only, not 13680 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, dxld / hcdx Aug 1)

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

Morning log at 0415 to 0530 UT on July 30 in southern Germany:

4885.019  BRA  R Clube do Para, Belem PA, S=6 at 0420 UT. Brazilian fast
pop dance mx.

4949.733  AGL  Surprisingly powerful signal from Mulenvos at this 0428 UT
time slot here in Europe, fast dance mx, S=6-7 signal strength,
and next door adjacent

4959.996 (also compared measured to WWV Colorado US 5 MHz) VoA Sao Tome
En, stronger S=9+20dB, and latter had accompanied two x 100 Hertz strings
buzzy audio too, either sideband.

Two Bauta Cubans in 60mb at 0433 UT July 30
5025 S=9+5dB and stronger S=9+20dB signal on 5040 kHz, latter also
wideband 20 kHz broad signal.

5910.351  CLM  Nice fair signal from Alcaravan in Colombia this 0440 UT,
S=8-9 here across Atlantic into southern Germany. Enjoyed nice Latin
American music selection, fast mx speed.

5939.830  BRA  R. Voz Missionaria, Camboriu SC at 0443 UT
<www.gideoes.com.br>

6090 two signals noted here now:
6090 nearly even fq or +1 Hz from Anguilla, prayer every Sunday, femaly
prayer sermon at 0459 UT, S=9+5dB here in southern Germany,
and also 6 Hertz lower sideband
6089.994v Port., tent BRA regist. ZYE956 R. Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo SP
<http://radiobandeirantes.band.uol.com.br/radioam.asp>
weak and tiny signal.

6184.995  MEX  XEPPM Radio Educacion Mexico City DF, poor S=5-6 signal
across the Atlantic Ocean into southern Germany.
At 0455 UT some heavy SYMPHONIC classic music program heard.

6000v     CUB  Quivican TITAN San Felipe is always now 4 Hertz odd
on lower sideband, seldom odd appeared on China made TX units.
S=9+25dB at 0508 UT July 30.
ALL! RHC English outlets suffer by distorted audio now
from the studio feed to the bcast centers?,
also bad audio on // 6060, 6100, and 6145 kHz channels.
Talk on crime and unsafty matter in Mexico.
5999.996  CUB  hit badly by adjacent 6005 kHz powerhouse BBC Ascension of
S=9+35dB this July 30 propagation.
6060      CUB  S=9+25dB into Germany.
6100      CUB  S=9+10dB
6144.997var  CUB  poor S=6, azimuth is Western California / Vancouver
though

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

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Some items of British DX Club "Communication" August issue

DRM Receiver.
Mike Terry mentions the Gospell GR-216 multi band radio (photo below),
which is a new generation mw, sw, DRM and FM receiver. The review is at
the Swedish RF Stuff hobby radio site - it can also be found elsewhere
online too, with a Facebook page and the Chinese company's page,

<http://www.goscas.com>

<http://www.hobbyradio.se/en/drm/gospell_en.html>

A few recommendations from Mike Barraclough: BBC Radio 4's Open Country
programme on July 6 featured BBC Monitoring at Caversham. For 75 years a
stately home near Reading has eavesdropped on the world. As BBC Monitoring
changes, Caz Graham hears why the organisation is leaving Caversham. Caz
speaks to staff past and present to hear about the vital daily work
conducted behind the grand portico, amidst splendid grounds, listening in
to and translating radio broadcasts since 1943.

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08wqp00>

A newly published article on the Numbers Research and Information Centre
website: "Our site has various articles and documents showing the use of
numbers stations. Yet, never before have we had an account from a person
who has 'worked at the numbers stations'. This person whose name we will
not disclose has shared his story in working in foreign radio transmission
base six decades ago. While his story carefully conceals what was the
station and to whom it broadcasted, it tells us the basics of numbers
stations operation."

<http://www.numbers-stations.com/articles/working-at-a-numbers-station>

A long Guardian article on Radio Erena broadcasting to Eritrea: "Making
sure it can be picked up in Eritrea, however, remains a constant struggle.
In 2012, the government managed to block it seemingly unbothered by the
fact that in doing so, it also blocked its own television channel (both
broadcast on one satellite frequency). It has also successfully jammed it
on shortwave, and on at least one occasion has hacked into the Radio Erena
website, destroying it completely."

<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/16/radio-erena-beacon-of-hope-
for-eritrea-biniamsimon- paris>

A report on the Keep In Touch with the Dutch symposium in June at the
University of Amsterdam with a link to a long article in Dutch, which
translates quite well to English, on Eddy Startz and the Happy Station
with audio of programmes from 1937 and 1938 as well as a video of Eddy.

<http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/research/global-radio-
history/blog/2017/vkk-seminar-blog-.html>

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX  -  


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