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Glenn Hauser logs February 3-4, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 04 2017

Hauser
A digit was dropped from the c/off time, fixed:

** PERU. 5980, Feb 4 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski detectable despite pointless Cuban pulse jamming, on R. Mart? frequency which doesn`t come on for another six hours! Until Chaski autocutoff at 0107:18.5*, which is 40.0 seconds later than last catch 6 nights ago, Jan 29 until 0106:38.5*, or averaging 6-2/3 seconds later per, right on slippage schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 3-4, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 04 2017

Hauser
** ANGUILLA [and non]. 6072-6108, Feb 4 at 0440, splash from still distorted University Network 6090 audible out this far, i.e., plus/minus 18 kHz, and really bothering 6080 V of Turkey attempting English to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Feb 4 at 0454, YL robotic English marine weather, VP S7 at same level as noise.

2598-USB, Feb 4 at 0455, sounds like same YL with robotic marine weather, gale warning, mentions times in EST, and then AST; slow fades past 0458. Surprised to find this stronger than 2749, not usually the case with NS vs NL distances. Don`t have two receivers at hand to match them, but at this hour may well be // and both from QuÃbec as per Canadian CG listings, from most recent start times, and nothing further after these for a few hours:
0437, 2598, VCF Les Escoumins, site: Natashquan QC 50 08 40 -61 48 00
0437, 2749, VCF Les Escoumins, site: La VerniÃre QC 47 21 26 -61 55 36
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 6754-USB, Feb 4 at 0435, CHR with Thule aviation weather, VG at S9+30, surprising since I just noticed 7850 CHU inaudible. What a difference a MHz of MUF makes. Or rather, CHU seems to be OFF, as at 0452, nothing audible on 3330 either! Yet 3485-USB New York Radio is in well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Feb 4 at 0445, R. Rebelde is still off, while 5040 RHC is on and so is 4765 R. Progreso. 5025 is back on at 1349 check, per typical behavior lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Feb 4 at 0440, RHC Spanish is AWOL; and so is RHC English at 0644 check.

[and non] 6165, Feb 4 at 0443, RHC is very strong at S9+50, better than usual, so the undermodulation is not so much of a drawback. Also splashing plus/minus 14 kHz to 6151-6179, so forget about pulling 6160 CKZN past this as used to be possible. (BTW, CKZU is still off and inquiry by Colin Newell to someone at CBC Vancouver gets no definite word about its status) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 4 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski detectable despite pointless Cuban pulse jamming, on R. Martà frequency which doesn`t come on for another six hours! Until Chaski autocutoff at 010:18.5*, which is 40.0 seconds later than last catch 6 nights ago, Jan 29 until 0106:38.5*, or averaging 6-2/3 seconds later per, right on slippage schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [and non]. 7315, Feb 4 at 0640, S9+30 halting robotic voice about Israel, attributed to Breaking Israel News. Not hoarse, and not emotional, which is a pleasant respite from Brother HyStairical himself, as this is merely the TOM disservice via WHRI, and // not synchro with 7570 WRMI, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sat Feb 4 at 1752, JBA carrier, presumed R. Munansi via WWRB. Slightly on low side as measured previously but not now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 212 kHz, Feb 4 at 0521, NDB Morse ID repeating as CFV, which per
http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm
is Coffeyville KS. (Seems to me to be on 213, but listed at 212).

521 kHz, Feb 4 at 0525, beacon INE. (Seems to be on 520 but listed as 521). Location: Kona AP near Missoula, Montana. Well, that`s not bad.

But I have had zero luck hearing any European LWBC, not even carriers, when others are reporting them from various parts of North America. I guess the NRD-545 plus Wellbrook ALA-330S antenna are inadequate for them. But at least I log a few beacons during such descents (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17895, Sat Feb 4 at 1745, VOA is good with discussion of early Mercury astronaut program; some deep fades, on BST-1 caradio. TG for SMG relaying VOA, violating Separation of Church & State. Sked 16-18 UT, 250 kW, 144 degrees toward ME/EAf, but plenty signal back to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1863 monitoring: confirmed Friday February 3 at 2230, on 3 x WRMI: 11580 VG, 6855 good, 5950 JBA. Not confirmed the Sat 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, but a JBA carrier at 0055 (while 9265 WINB and 7490 WBCQ are audible). Not confirmed Sat Feb 4 at 1531 on HLR 7265-CUSB: via UTwente SDR, I strain to hear even a snatch of the WOR theme, but two other weak stations only, CRI Hindi via East Turkistan, and Azad Kashmir Radio? BUT, let it play and at 1556 recheck, now WOR is in well atop the QRM! Did HLR come on late, or was there a drastic change in propagation the last few minutes? However, my audio is looping and skipping. I HOPE that`s the UTwente or internet connexion fault to here, rather than transmitted that way. Only a few seconds overlap with crash start of CRI Russian at *1600.
Next:
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Fri Feb 3 at 2132, WRMI is re-re-re-re-re-playing the CDXA special yet again, 6 months after original airing! In Spanish but English ID at the moment; marked different anniversaries of club, of Ecos del Torbes, Venezuela, ex-4980, and of `AmÃrica en Antena` show. Guest English announcer manages to mispronounce CristÃbal and TÃchira. This bumps `Studio DX` in Italian, scheduled for Fri 2130 on 15770.

6855, Feb 4 at 0432, WRMI in Spanish with a fin-de-aÃo special, announcing it will also be repeated Jan 1 at 0500 on 9955, for ``Noche de San Silvestre``, mÃsica, S9+10, and // 5985 as usual at this hour, which is S9+35. Two guys in Colombia are hosting; 0439 the only ID they give is for Radio Miami Internacional. I had no advance notice of this whatsoever before NY Eve, but mitigates not hearing much of special interest at that time. Perhaps this too will keep repeating for six months? On the 5985 sked for Sat 0430 is Frecuencia al DÃa.

[and non] Speaking of COLOMBIA, I haven`t heard 5910 in several weeks of bandscanning past it at various evening hours, altho I`ve seen a few reports of AlcaravÃn Radio. The only B16 blockage times are 01-03 Romania, 0430-0500 Lithuania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Feb 4 at 0501, WRMI with `TruNews` discussing a CFR article by Rose Brooks in Foreign Policy about ``3 ways to get rid of Trump before 2020``, culminating in a military coup as last resort (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1-AM, Feb 4 at 0428, WBCQ is VP at S6, and off-frequency to the high side recently rather than low. Should be `Financial Survival` [sic] at this time, but then more BS until 0800*. The WBCQ Program Guide *still* hasn`t been updated to show all the additional Overcomer hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.9, Feb 4 at 0428, WRNO is on at S7-S9, but just barely modulated. It`s often something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.36, Feb 4 at 0448, slow JBA CW beacon repeating ID in Morse as ZN. I was checking for GT which I heard two nights ago on 4070.5, and surprised to hear this different one instead on slightly different frequency. Both remain unlisted here or anywhere at:
https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/High_Frequency_Beacon
So something new? Whence? Second one I`ve heard in ages on this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4739.0, Feb 4 at 0445, the strong open AM carrier heard several days and times is gone again. What was it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4900, Feb 4 at 1350, very poor signal with music vs CODAR swishes. 4900 strikes me as a non-reported broadcast frequency from Asia or anywhere. Also a carrier on 4895, so figure it`s not AIR off-frequency. 1358 intermittent interruptions by noise bursts sounding like DRM; definite 5- or 6-pip time signal to 1400.

Uplooked later, indeed, no 4900 listings at all in Aoki or HFCC, but EiBi shows the V24 Korean Numbers Station, 1500-1510 UT only, from S Korean site g-Goyang, Gyeonggi-do / Kyonggi-do, 37N36-126E51, to Oceania (??). So could the S Korea numbers station be on at this hour playing music and timesignal, or what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1942 UT February 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 2-3, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, February 03 2017

Hauser
** CUBA. 5025, Feb 3 at 0215, Rebelde still AWOL at this hour (while 4765 Progreso is nominal, also 5040 RHC). But at next check 0716, 5025 is back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9515.279, Feb 3 at 1535, poor signal with negligible modulation except for lite whine, presumably R. Cairo Albanian hour, from Abis NW also USward. I also detect even weaker JBA carriers about 9515.55 and 9514.95, suspected parasitic spurs from same transmitter. It is fitting that broadcasts TO Albania are as pointless as broadcasts FROM Albania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM [and non]. I`ve just watched a great documentary, which while not dealing directly with DXing, is extremely relevant. Should be currently playing on PBS stations. Check out your schedules. Here`s what OETA says about it:

Aurora - Fire in the Sky
Thursday, February 2, 03:00 pm on OETA OKLA
Duration: 0:56:46

Description: Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth's polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland's Saami, Alaska's Inuit, Canada's Native Americans and New Zealand's Maori.
[HD][CC]

View Additional Airings [CST = UT -6]
02/02/17, 8:00 pm OETA OKLA
02/05/17, 3:00 am OETA OKLA
02/05/17, 3:00 pm OETA OKLA
02/05/17, 8:00 pm OETA OKLA
03/06/17, 5:00 am OETA-HD

Recommended to watch in HD, but getting up at 5 am on March 6 to do that would be rather inconvenient for me.

The closing credits are very brief, but I copied this:
``Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH Â 2012.
DVD from shopPBS.org for $ 24.99; or download on iTunes``

As for PBS, itself:
http://www.pbs.org/search/?q=aurora

Aurora - Fire in the Sky
Premiered February 2017

In Earthâs polar regions, the aurora â a ghostly flicker and colorful glow â mysteriously brightens the night sky. One of the most incredible natural phenomena in the world, the array of colors of the aurora is a source of endless theory and wonder. What creates such beauty and spectacle?

And here`s link to full video:
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365941453/

The native Canadians are the Haida, so we get a good look at Walt Salmaniw`s remote DXing island! Also, about the Maori, we see Invercargill, New Zealand, home of Arthur Cushen.

The program mixes stunning photography of aurorae, scientific research with cultural material, legends about the aurora, explains how aurorae emit inaudible sounds (Glenn Hauser, OK, Feb 2, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, UT Fri Feb 3 at 0210, RUI via WRMI, fading down but // 6855 is S9 to S9+20. About Russian aggression, too generic in a brief check to decide whether it`s a week old, but probably not at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1863 monitoring: confirmed Thursday February 2 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, good. Also confirmed UT Fri Feb 3 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor (strangely, stronger than 9265 WINB JBAC). Next:
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855 to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Feb 3 at 0034, JBA carrier presumed WINB, but usually it`s stronger than neighbor 9330 WBCQ, not tonight. Anyhow, no multi-het 660-Hz separated carriers ringing transmission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Feb 3 at 0222+, very strange propagation from American SW signals. The WRMIs on 7 MHz are attenuated, 7570 at only S5-S7, and 7730 weaker, 7780 JBA. Yet these are much stronger, VG signals: 7520 WWCR, 7385 WHRI. Also good: 7505v WRNO. 7305 Vatican/Greenville poor; 7490 WBCQ inaudible, 7850 CHU inaudible.

9330 WBCQ inaudible. 9395 WRMI SPRN JBA, 9955 WRMI inaudible. 9475 WTWW good. 11520 WEWN good at S9+; By 0228, 12105 dead air from WTWW-3, S9-S6. By next check around 0700, conditions have normalized at least for the WRMI 7s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Feb 3 at 0248 UT, plugs for ``promo code W-A-B-C`` to some 800 number, vs CCI, presumably including KKOB/KKOB. Unusual for WABC NJ to make it ~1315 miles out to here. In case you think it`s in New York, check this coverage map
http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WABC&service=AM&status=L&hours=N
which shows it not even reaching Scranton at night from just east of Clifton NJ; never mind skywave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Feb 3 at 1437, Republic of Yemen Radio is back in at good S6-S9 level, after missing yesterday, triumphal music, but with some IADs, mixed with urgent exhortations about Yemen. Via SAUDI ARABIA? In case they should ever resume Qur`anic vespers, sunset in Sana`a is now 1503 UT, creeping later by 3 minutes per week.

At this time before 1500 we have a nice choice of exotic music on 25m, not only this but 11580 WRMI World Music, 11600 Kurdistan [non], 11815+ Turkey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3272-USB, Feb 3 at 0231, MARS-like net, radiochex called for by JO7BG, call fonetikaly as if from Japan. I`ve had Army MARS here as in DXLDs 16-47 and 16-52. Googling on that call gets a wide variety of non-radio hits, including drugs, rappers, women`s turtlenecks, shipping, and several things in Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4739.0, Feb 3 at 0213, open carrier again, S9+25 vs CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1721 UT February 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 31-February 1-2, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 02 2017

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 17840, Jan 30 at 2223, R. Australia is still on and audible fairly. Also at final check UT Jan 31 at 0034, S7 to S9. I had to miss the last gasp of Waltzing Matilda at 0100****, as my only chance to see ``Arrival`` on an Enid screen was at 0050!

9580, Jan 31 at 1417, in the absence of R. Australia, now unblocked weak reception of DW in Dari/Pashto via UAE at 1330 to 1430, when rechecked it is off. This was not enough to bother RA here, nor:
Shortly I sent this to Jeff White at WRMI:

``Hi Jeff, With the big hole Radio Australia has left on 9580 this morning, I just got a bright idea. Why not have WRMI move onto that frequency with a relay of RA, say 12-15 UT, give or take? You could afford this by replacing 2 or 3 hours a day of World Music on some other transmitter with RA, at no additional cost. You probably would not want to do it, but perhaps a nominal cost would be acceptable. This could be a crowd-funding thing. It`s hard to think of anything which would be more attractive among ex-SW stations to relay. Should be on a 315 antenna of course, which I think you have available at those hours, without researching it. Would ABC endorse this? Probably not, but you would be doing a great public service to North American listeners, great publicity for WRMI. Do it on your initiative and stop it only if ABC insists. {This would also serve a useful purpose in friendly occupance of frequency to keep other stations away, in case RA can ever revive itself.} 73 (Glenn Hauser, Jan 31, WORLD OF RADIO 1863, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SIKKIM

** AUSTRALIA. 11980, Jan 31 at 1423, we still have Reach Beyond on SW from this continent --- somehow, it`s not the same, with a sermon about Thessalonians. This English broadcast is 1400-1430 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 800, Feb 2 at 0549 UT, on E-W antenna without even trying I can copy CKLW atop CCI from KQCV OKC, with Bell`s Canada ad, and something in Windsor/Essex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 890, Feb 2 at 0544, romantic song in Spanish on E/W antenna without needing to null WLS, same // two syllables later on weaker 900. This means it has to be R. Progreso, 890 per WRTH being 200 kW from Chambas-Centro 6 in Ciego de Ãvila, mid-Cuba; 900 being 50 kW at San GermÃn, far HolguÃn. 900 delay must be caused by a satellite hop or two to HolguÃn beyond Ciego de Ãvila. So I also try to detect a // on 880 beneath KRVN/KHAC and whatever: almost positively. That would be 12 kW at nearest Pinar del Rio-San Juan.

900 is one of Cuba`s most powerful single MW transmitters, the other 200 kW being the main Rebelde on 710 but lots of relays also there to block ``wacky`` WAQI, Miami. 0545 seguà to a more upbeat song, and on 890 I can tell the modulation is distorted. Soon WLS fades back up overtaking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Feb 1 at 0439, R. Rebelde is still off, while 4765 Progreso and 5040 RHC are on. 5025, Feb 2 at 0526, still off while 5040 is on. 5025, Feb 2 at 1329, Rebelde is on again, even S9+10 but undermodulated. Seems to be a regular pattern now: on in the mornings, off in the evenings, why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Feb 1 at 1450, RHC modulation is breaking up, and with BFO on, so is the carrier; then clears up somewhat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Feb 2 at 0535, RNZI is the SSOB at S9+25, way more than 11780 Brasil S6. RNZ CEO has assured Pacificans that its SW service is secure, now that Radio Australia has abandoned them. No better time than now to remind us beyond of RNZI`s schedule:

30 Oct 2016 - 25 Mar 2017 (* = best in North America)
UTC kHz Target Days
0000-0258 17675 AM Pacific Daily
0259-0458 15720 AM Pacific Daily
0459-0758 *11725 AM Pacific Daily
0759-1058 * 9765 AM Pacific Daily
1059-1258 11610 AM NW Pacific, PNG Daily
1259-1758 * 7355 AM Pacific Sat
1259-1650 * 7355 AM Pacific Sun-Fri
1651-1745 7285 DRM Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa Sun-Fri
1746-1950 11690 DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun-Fri
1759-1958 11725 AM Pacific Sat
1951-2050 15720 DRM Pacific Sun-Fri
1959-2258 15720 AM Pacific Sat
2051-2258 15720 AM Pacific Daily
2259-0000 17675 AM Pacific Daily

11725, again Feb 2 at 0644, RNZI is the SSOB at S9+10. With BFO I notice a slight beat and measure it on R75 at 11725.012. Good music show, outro at 0659 as Klezmer edition on `New Horizons`; had played ``Heart Belongs to Daddy``, jazz by the Auckland Jews Brothers Band.

7355, Feb 2 at 1345, more good music, classic rock, 1400 news, 1405 story reading introed by Ravel`s Bolero (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1863, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 9120, Feb 2 at 1303, JBA talk at S2-S3, another Sound of Hope/CNR1 jammer? No, fortunately fades up a bit so I can hear Brother Scare mixing with // 1390 local KCRC equally stupid sports talk. So it`s a mix with 7730 WRMI, 1390 kHz below, which is still on, and there should be another 1390 kHz above 7570 WRMI: and so there is, on 8960: in other words, overload mixing products in the R75, which go away if I switch from normal Preamp 2 to 1 or none (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11975, Jan 31 at 1423, jazz with announcement in Romanian, from RRI, which is 14-16 from Galbeni to France, and beyond! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SIKKIM. 4835, Feb 2 at 1328, JBA carrier, presumed AIR Gangtok now that Alice Springs is gone. However, note this from Brian Powell, Sydney, DXLD yg:

``According to news via my local 2m repeater, I heard that Melbourne ham Peter VK3YE reported a pirate taking over 4835 kHz a few hours after VL8A left the frequency. He has posted a YouTube video of the transmissions. Please see the following link for more details. Strong language warning:
https://youtu.be/y8_0IAGm0B4
Regards, Brian Powell`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 6855, Feb 2 at 0531, stilted Spanish from R. Eslovaquia Internacional, which means this WRMI is on System B this hour, and // 9955 where REI is scheduled daily, but inaudible there, only pulse jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, Thu Feb 2 at 1333, RUI via WRMI in well, so I listen for a while. News item mentions ``today January 26``, 1335 into `Ukrainian Perspective`, mainly about Russian interference in Crimea, eastern Ukraine. Also at 1342 about January 27 to be Holocaust Remembrance Day. By now I have concluded this is a week-old broadcast! WRMI server has a different file name for RUI each day of the week, and indeed the Thursday file is not replaced until 1735 Feb 2. So if one is late, we get a week-old show rather than a day-old show. I wonder if this be a regular problem for the 1330 broadcast? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 9580, Feb 1 at 1428, VP talk in presumed Pashto from DW as scheduled preceded by Dari at 1430, 250 kW, 45 degrees from Dhabbaya; 1429 BaBcoCk music IS, 1430 open carrier to 1431.7* (I misremembered this as BBC on WOR 1863). No longer covered by Radio AUSTRALIA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1862 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Jan 31 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.91v-CUSB, fair at S6; also on WRMI 7730, S9+30 but undermodulated. Also confirmed Tue Jan 31 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair (while on 11580 is Frecuencia al DÃa, good). WOR 1862 also confirmed Tue Jan 31 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, when there is always jamming, heavy pulsing; tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed UT Wed Feb 1 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wed Feb 1 after 1415.5 on WRMI 6855, S6, and // 9955, S9+10, good, no jamming. Also confirmed Wed Feb 1 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, good. Also confirmed UT Thu Feb 2 at 0031 on WBCQ, 9329.8v-CUSB, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1864 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing of 1230 Thursday Feb 2 on WRMI 9955: at 1253, S9+10, good, no jamming, // 6855 S9-S8 but sounds much weaker. By 1259 trace of lite jamming on 9955. Next:

Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855 to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580 // 6855, Mon Jan 30 at 2224, WRMI playing World Music, from Mideast to African; 2230 both into `Christian New Age Radio` with Rev. Frederick (with an E) Moe (not spelt, but presumably). It`s the same episode #2 as heard before. Nice low-key N.A. music plays continuously including underneath Moe when he is speaking, also low-key. He`s trying to be inclusive, building bridges, rather than exclusive. Quite pleasant compared to so many screaming gospel huxters.

There is still no full sked for this hour on these two frequencies, but it may be the same as virtually inaudible 5950, which has blank spaces for 2230-2300 on Mon & Tue. I can`t find this program anywhere on WRMI`s current schedules, 9955 or otherwise, nor on the initial Programming page. It looks like CNAR expired after two episodes as the latest file on the WRMI server is dated November 2; but still can appear as filler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Tue Jan 31 at 2123, WRMI, VP S6 signal with `Wavescan` this week on the history of defunct Radio Australia. There will be many more opportunities to hear it better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also AUSTRALIA, SLOVAKIA, UKRAINE for more items concerning WRMI

** U S A. 7490, Feb 2 at 0100, WBCQ with special booking instead of a default repeat of `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, tnx to Jan 31 notice I received and published on the DXLD yg well in advance:

``Hello Glenn, My former colleague's program The Global Research News Hour produced at CKUW-FM in Winnipeg as a collaboration with globalresearch.ca will be on WBCQ in a one time set of transmissions:
7490 Khz Wed Feb 1 8-9 pm Eastern (0100 UT [Thu] Feb 2nd)
5130 Khz Fri Feb 3 9-10 pm Eastern (0200 UT [Sat] Feb 4th)
My Xmas/New Year's present to him also marks an item off of my bucket list. Hope all is well (or well enough), David Tymoshchuk``

I am in the middle of recording WOR 1863, so can`t listen now but check the opening at 0100 to find it`s about the most censored news of 2016. Catch the second airing if you hear about this in time (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1863, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Jan 31 at 2131, KVOH Spanish is *still* on way late after nominal 1900*, good signal, preacher in Spanish, now best on band with no 17840 Australia. I wonder if they do this to compensate for earlier outages? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 840, Feb 1 at 0436 UT, yet another try to ID the Spanish religious station with WHAS nulled. Non-ID immediately upon tune-in as ``--- radio, la mejor alternativa`` and praise music. 0452 UT sermon, 0454 UT Mesa AZ phone number again, (480) 467-4626, then full source ID as ``Voz y VisiÃn Radio, P O Box ---, La Quinta, California, 92248``. And phone there as (760) 889-4791. That chex for Indio, California area, not AC (770) as first thought (in Spanish it`s virtually impossible to tell a setenta from a sesenta without extremely clear reception --- why don`t they do as the French do and make 70 = sesenta y diez??), and a missed call-letter ID ``--FM, Voz y VisiÃn Radio, tu mejor alternativa`` and fade. Just before 0459 UT legal ID but again I can`t copy the call letters, just ``--- AM 840, mejor alternativa``, back to music. Meanwhile at 0500 UT the Cuban NA is audible mixing, from Santa Clara.

Finally I have enough to go on, to nail down whether this is really KVJY Pharr TX, as seems to be the ``only alternative`` not just the best one. Searching on the slogan I get this webpage which is not very informative,
http://www.vozyvisionradio.com
labeled Indio CA in one spot, Phoenix AZ in another, showing traffic from visitors in Hollywood FL, Bryan TX, Phoenix/Mesa AZ (So do they have stations in these cities too?)

Who cares about websites? All that matters is FB, and linx lead to that:
https://es-es.facebook.com/pages/Voz-y-Visi%C3%B3n/1457015621208536
https://www.facebook.com/vozvisionministries/?ref=page_internal&hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

This page has the (760) phone number and a city map of presumably La Quinta CA:
https://www.facebook.com/vozvisionministries/about/?ref=page_internal

So are their flagship AM & FM stations in Mesa/Phoenix, or La Quinta/Indio CA? These are way out east near Coachella, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree NM, etc. Looking thru listings for La Quinta and Indio, I don`t see any obvious matches, but maybe this translator per FCC FM Query:

K300CW CA INDIO FX LIC Licensee: ONDAS DE VIDA NETWORK, INC.
Channel/Class: 300D Frequency: 107.9 MHz

[Nuggets pulled out of FB:]

OrganizaciÃn religiosa en La Quinta (California) 4.8
NUESTRO MINISTERIO ESTA DEDICADO A PREDICAR EL EVANGELIO UTILIZANDO MEDIOS DE COMUNICACION TANTO DE RADIO Y TELEVISION

Voz y VisiÃn 29 de diciembre de 2016 Â
AtenciÃn McAllen, Corpus Christi, Webb, Laredo, Harlingen, Brownsville, Kingsville, Texas y todos sus alrededores. Desde hoy 29 de Noviembre pueden sintonizar y disfrutar de una nueva estaciÃn de radio: 840 AM Voz y VisiÃn Radio TelÃfono en cabina McAllen (956) 616-5573. Y en Reynosa, Tamaulipas (899) 454-2569. Gratis para toda la Republica Mexicana 01-800-681-1746

[never heard any of those mentioned; this one includes a KVJY coverage map showing all the way up the TX Gulf Coast, clinched!]

Voz y VisiÃn 26 de diciembre de 2016 Â
AtenciÃn Odessa, Midland, Texas y pueblos alrededor! Voz y VisiÃn Radio empieza sus transmisiones a partir del dÃa 2 de enero de 2017. Frecuencia 810 AM

[i.e. KXOI Crane TX 1000/500 U3 Odessa was R. Alabanza per NRC AM Log]

Voz y VisiÃn en Albuquerque. 18 de diciembre de 2016 Â
Muy bien dÃa! Voz y Vision està en Albuquerque NM. Estaremos revisando las nuevas instalaciones de nuestro ministerio en esta ciudad. Ya en unos dÃas mÃs podrÃs sintonizar 1310 AM. Por hoy està en silencio debido a la espera de los Ãltimos documentos de la FCC. Siga orando por nosotros. Seguimos un un recorrido para ver dos frecuencias mÃs en Texas!

[KKNS Corrales NM 5000/500 U2, ABQ, was Radio El Camino -- NRC AM Log]

Voz y VisiÃn 4 de octubre de 2016 Â
Las seÃal de Arizona 1340 AM y 102.9fm han regresado al aire! Ya puedes aibtonizarlas [sic]

[So must be: 1340 KIKO Apache Junxion 1000/930 U1, address Miami AZ, was WWI OLD with 97.3 KIKO-FM per NRC AM Log. Would you believe the WTFDA DB shows *three* 102.9s IN Phoenix?

K275CL // KIKO-1340 102.9 PHOENIX AZ 0.08 0.0 33-29-33 111-38-23 OLDIES 1340/97.3 OLDIES
K275CP // KIHP-1310 102.9 PHOENIX AZ 0.085 0.085 33-35-39 112-05-08 IMMACULATE HEART RADIO RELIGIOUS TEACHING
KDIF-LP 102.9 PHOENIX AZ 0.1 0.0 -22.0 0.0 33-23-19 112-02-42]

So are all these stations now owned by the same entity? FCC AM Query shows all different, so are we talking LMAs here, just buying time?
KVJY: BI-MEDIA LICENSEE, LLC
KIKO: 1TV.COM, INC.
KXOI: HISPANIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES
KKNS: EL CAMINO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC

Henceforth I will move all my cautious UNIDENTIFIED 840 logs of this to accompany this USA log (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1863, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1330, Jan 30 at 2011 UT on caradio, KNSS Wichita KS audio is hitting at modulation spikes only, totally unreadable, still so at 2018 UT. No one at station is listening to station to fix it! So how can they expect any audience? If anyone is there, they are probably paying more attention to some FM station in the cluster, notably duplicate KNSS-FM 98.7, no problem on it? Sean Hannity is scheduled now, after Rush. Good riddance! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Feb 2 at 1330, nothing but a JBA carrier, maybe from Republic of Yemen Radio via SAUDI ARABIA(?) (or spur from 11840 CUBA). Hope its absence is only due to poor propagation today. Nothing at 1411 recheck when it`s often inbooming. Its winter-season peak may be receding (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2520, Feb 2 at 1313, open carrier at S9 fading to S6, maybe a trace of modulation, presumably from 2 x 1260, WOCO Oconto WI. They really need to boost their harmonic mod to normal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4036-USB, Feb 2 AT 1317, MARS?-like net with abbr`d calls fonetikally, 5MN, poor, and others almost too weak to copy, 5R7, M5A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.5, Feb 2 at 1321, CW beacon GT in slow Morse about 18x per minute, JBA, then fadeup to S6-S8. This seems to be the most comprehensive listing, including several in the 4.0+ MHz area but none on this frequency and no GT on any frequency:
https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/High_Frequency_Beacon
So something new? Whence? First one I`ve heard in ages on this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4739.00, Feb 1 at 0441, open carrier vs CODAR, still at 0457. Maybe an occasionally active RTTY station? 4739.00, Feb 2 at 0527, there it is again, open carrier at S9+25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9258-9272, Feb 1 at 0444 and still 0457, S9 multi-carrier ringing sound producing a single hi-pitched tone when tuned in AM, centered on the only WINB frequency, 9265, which is normally off the air by now. What in the world? Are they testing something new, or is this something else?

Another check for this 25 hours later, Feb 2 at 0523, not heard.

9265, Thu Feb 2 at 1302, there it is again at totally different daypart, whine at S9+10. If this were Sunday, WINB would be on already. Will be interesting to see whether this ever QRM WINB during its normal schedule. Still going at 1420 past 1442 during which I try to locate the carrier peaks on the hi side at least, approx. 9265.5, 9266.1, 9266.8, 9267.5, 9268.2, 9268.8, 9269.4, 9270.1, 9270.7, 9271.3. Then I pull out the keyboard and find a close match at E above hi C = 659 Hz, within a very few Hz of that. Any ideas what and whence this is? It`s similar to some others I have heard, such as circa 17450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1863, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1842 UT February 2

 

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Wednesday, February 01 2017

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WORLD OF RADIO 1862 CONTENTS: *DX and station news about:
Angola, Anguilla, Australia, Burundi non, Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Germany non, India, Ireland non, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar,
Namibia, New Zealand, North America, Philippines non, Russia, Saint
Kitts, Sri Lanka, Sudan, USA, Vatican, Zambia

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1862, January 26-February 2, 2017
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 6855 [confirmed]
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 [confirmed]
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2230 WRMI 5950 6855 11580 [all confirmed; NEW]
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [almost confirmed]
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [barely confirmed]
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM [confirmed from 0426]
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 6855
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Wed 1000 WRMI 5850 6855
Wed 1415 WRMI 9955 6855
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB

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Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
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NOTE: I have *resolved* to make DXLD leaner, more selective, as I
seriously need to reduce my workload, much of which has been merely
editing gobs of material into presentable form. This makes it even
more important to be a member of the DXLD yg for additional material
which may not make it into weekly issues (gh)

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** AFGHANISTAN. Weak signal of R Afghanistan External Service Jan 22
1600-1630 6100 YAK 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Dari(not Urdu) and off air
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/01/weak-signal-of-radio-afghanistan.html
73! (Ivo Ivanov, QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. Hi Glenn, and happy new year, such as it is! Are you aware
of anything happening to Radio Tirana? As you know, I use Mikeâs Radio
World, and it gives me very satisfactory results. But, now, I donât
know if it is MRW or RT itself that is giving me a problem. Up until
December or so, MRW presented three links for RT. RT1 was news and
talk in Albanian. RT2 was music, mostly rock. RT3 was the foreign
language service. An oddity of RT3 was that it only provided sound
in one channel of stereo; the other channel was silent.

Now: RT1 and RT2 both present the message âservice unavailable.â RT3
presents nothing but rock music, and both stereo channels are active.
I havenât checked the N.A. service at, I think, 0230, because I have
such terrible SW conditions at this location. Any info will be
appreciated (Tim Hendel, Huntsville AL, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Dear Tim, Dear Glenn, in reply to your forwarded message, I checked
http://rtsh.al/radio-tirana/
http://rtsh.al/radio-tirana-2/
http://rtsh.al/radio-tirana-3/
with the Mozilla Firefox browser both yesterday and today (19 and 20
January) and did not note any anomalies. Kind regards, Hj (Prof. Dr.
Hansjoerg Biener - Neulichtenhofstr. 7 - DE-90461 Nuernberg, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

Hi Glenn, The webstream "RT3" is still webcasting the Foreign Service
of R. Tirana - however there does seem to have been a change to the
web links. Neither of the links provided by Mikes Radioworld or the
(different) link that I have in the WOR Hitlist work any more. The
current working link for RT3 is
http://rtsh.al/radio-tirana-3-live/

I'll update the hitlist accordingly on Saturday. 73 - (Alan Roe, Jan
20, ibid.)

Reception of English at 2100 UTC on 7465 kHz is very poor here
currently. The signal strength is much lower than it used to be, which
I assume means that power output has been reduced. I think it will
only be useable on a sensitive receiver with an antenna. And a signal
of this strength is unlikely to be heard at a usable level in North
America. Greetings and Regards from (Noel Green, Jan 22, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

(7465), inaudible, Jan 24 at 2121 so I check the R. Tirana webstream
during English to Europe,
http://rtsh.al/radio-tirana-3/
which plays with Flash, but instead it`s in Albanian! And some music,
2130 switch to IS, continuing past 2140 with some interruptions.
Hansjoerg Biener had reported ``no anomalies Jan 19 & 20`` to this and
the two other streams, but unknown if he checked during this
particular broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** ALBANIA. 11785, Powerful S=9+25dB signal of CRI English out of
European Cerrik-Albania site via long path. Comment at 0640 UT: China
president speech on Davos Switzerland economic think conference. Same
S=9+25dB signal on sister Cerrik outlet at this hour, latter in
Mandarin Chinese at 0706 UT. Two great powerful signals heard out of
Albanian relay of CRI. Much stronger than S=9 Nanning on 11875 at
same time slot [selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(Wolfgang BÃschel, df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19, dxldyg via DXLD)

** ALGERIA [non]. 5865, Jan 19 at 0457, sounds like Qur`an but more
melodic than usual, and more than one voice, cut off at 0458*. 0501
recheck, back on in reverent Arabic talk. Partially matches the
schedule on Aoki for R. Algerienne via Issoudun, FRANCE, a break at
0458-0500 for a beam change from 160 to 194 degrees, and supposedly
from HQ in Arabic, to French, with Arabic not to resume until 0511.
5865 sked continues until 0658 alternating Arabic and French (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS. AIR Port Blair 4760.0 even kHz noted at
1152 UT S=9+15dB in eastern Thailand remote post. [selected SDR
options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (Wolfgang BÃschel, df5sx, Log
at eastern Thailand remote SDR unit at 1100 til 1205 UT on Jan 20,
wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGOLA. Angola noted on 4949.73 around 0100, with an excellent
signal. Good strength, good modulation (Art Delibert, N. Bethesda, MD
(near Washington, DC), Jan 19, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEIST)

4949.74, R. Nacional de Angola, 0204+, Jan 19. Nice to have them back
again and today with a solid signal, but bothered the whole time with
USB in Spanish, which is the first time I have had this problem (Ron
Howard, Calif., dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Angola is still on and off like a firefly, just slightly less regular.
Found it back on air on Jan 18 at 1745 and 1840. Wolfie in Germany had
it at around 1933, but I found it gone again by 2131. Art Delibert in
Maryland USA had it at 0100 on Jan 19, and I also had it at 0125, Jan
19. But seems to have gone again by 0451 Jan 19 [WORLD OF RADIO 1862]

4949.7, RÃdio Nacional, Mulenvos. Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday. 1745-1750.
Back on air, in Portuguese. Fair. Jo'burg sunset 1705. Jan 18, 2017
Wednesday. 1837-1840. Music and song in Portuguese.

Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday. 2131-2133. Nothing heard, no carrier found.
AWOL. Jan 19, 2017 Thursday. 0125-0130. Poor. Jan 19, 2017 Thursday.
0451-0452. Nothing heard, no carrier found. AWOL. Jo'burg sunrise 0333

Jan 19, 2017. Thursday. 2108-2109. Nothing heard, no carrier found.
Jo'burg sunset 1704. Jan 20, 2017 Friday. 0337-0339. Portuguese music
and song. Poor. Jo'burg sunrise 0333 (Bill Bingham, Johannesburg RSA.
Drake R8E, Sony ICF2001D. dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Hi Bill, Sorry, I should have indicated on Jan 19, I had almost fair
reception from tune in at 0204, and it was still well heard at 0308.
So it must have gone off between 0308 and 0451 (Ron Howard, Calif., DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

4949.728, RNA Mulenvos, heard on this European morning around 0531 til
0540 UT, S=8-9 or -74dBm in southern Germany. Fanfare at 0536 UT on
Jan 19, male and female announcer talk a lot [selected SDR options,
span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (Wolfgang BÃschel, df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX
TopNews Jan 19, via WORLD OF RADIO 1862, DXLD)

4949.7, Jan 20, 2017 Friday. 1832-1833. Talk, but too poor to make out
the language. Jo'burg sunset 1704. Jan 20, 2017 Friday. 2202-2203. OMs
talking in Portuguese. Poor. Jan 21, 2017 Saturday. 0315-0318. Music
and song, can't make out the language. Poor. Jo'burg sunrise 0334
(Bill Bingham, Johannesburg RSA. Drake R8E, Sony ICF2001D. dxldyg via
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Hi Bill, Angola really loves giving their ID. Jan 21, on 4949.73, at
0504, one ID; at 0505, with two IDs; at 0507, with series of three
IDs; at 0508, one ID and 0510, with one ID; poor reception, but
clearly able to make out their distinctive IDs (Ron Howard,
California, WORLD OF RADIO 1862, ibid.)

4949.7, RÃdio Nacional, Mulenvos. Jan 22, 2017 Sunday. 2005-2007.
Present, but at noise level. Not Readable. Jo'burg sunset 1704 (Bill
Bingham, Johannesburg RSA. Drake R8E, Sony ICF2001D. dxldyg via DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Jan 22 at 0133, Oh oh, so-called Caribbean Beacon
is reactivated after absence since at least Jan 8, both from 6090 and
day frequency 11775. DGS is just as distorted as ever, if not worse!
So they didn`t take the opportunity to fix the transmitter. // non-
distorted 5935 WWCR fed from same satellite. Engineering there leaves
a bit to be desired, but if it drive away listeners to this nonsense,
some purpose is served. However, back to blocking the other innocent
occupants of these frequencies.

11775, Jan 22 at 1406, no signal from so-called Caribbean Beacon on
day frequency, altho night 6090 was reactivated earlier this UT date.
There is something weak, which per Aoki could be AIR via GOA in Nepali
until 1430, and/or CNR1 jamming of a 100-watt Sound of Hope nuisance
transmitter on Taiwan possible during very long hours. (The main other
11775 is Algeria via France at 19-21). Still no AIA at 1615 Jan 22.

6090, Jan 23 at 0418 is on again at S9+40 level with distorted DGS,
and some no-het CCI underneath, presumably ETHIOPIA.

11775, Jan 23 at 1406 check, again no AIA, but algo, see above. 11775
still off at 2000, no Algeria audible either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD
OF RADIO 1862, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

6090, Caribbean Beacon at 2230 with Pastor Melissa Scott preaching â
Great signal but muffled audio Jan 24 â Itâs actually appropriate that
she abbreviates to PMS as she must be suffering a lot not to notice
how crappy the audio is and being too stupid to send someone to fix it
(Mark Coady, Selwyn, Ontario, Drake SPR4 Receiver, Drake TR7, Kenwood
TS440S, and YouKits TJ5A Transceivers, AEA AT-300 and MFJ-941E Manual
Tuners, LDG Z-100 Plus Auto Tuner, 40 meter and 80 meter off centre-
fed dipoles, ODXA yg via DXLD)

O, I get it, but how old is she now, still subject to PMS? (gh, DXLD)

11775, Jan 25 at 2135 check, Caribbean Beacon is still off day
frequency. Could be that they are running night frequency 6090 in
daytime too? No, not audible there and it should be by now if on. At
2200 neither is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. FIGHT TO SAVE RADIO AUSTRALIAâS HF RADIO BROADCASTS |
TECSUN Radios --- Tecsun Radios Australia owner Garry Cratt was
interviewed by ABC Rural yesterday (18/01/2017) about the ABCâs
decision to end their shortwave radio transmission after almost 80
years. . .
https://www.tecsunradios.com.au/store/save-shortwave/
Sent from my iPhone (via Charles Harlich, Jan 20, DXLD)

I sent off a reply in favor of SW continuance by the ABC. I would urge
others here to do so. Thanks for the link. Regards (Paul S. in CT
FN31nl, dxldyg via DXLD)

** AUSTRALIA. ABCâS SHORTWAVE RADIO SHUTDOWN STOKES RURAL IRE
AMOS AIKMAN, The Australian January 22, 2017 10:06pm
http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/national/abcs-shortwave-radio-shutdown-stokes-rural-ire/news-story/0f3789df61fc7a64f68828e40c91df88

PASTORALISTS have accused the ABC of fomenting a Trump-style rural
revolt with a controversial decision to axe shortwave radio services,
which are crucial to some bush residents, to help fund its growing
buffet of digital offerings to listeners in cities and towns.

The move, which has attracted severe criticism from MPs on both sides
of politics but which the broadcaster has declined to reconsider,
highlights tension around managing director Michelle ÂGuthrieâs push
to accelerate her organisationâs shift onto digital platforms.

All three Northern Territory shortwave transmitters are due to be
switched off on January 31 Âfollowing an announcement made
unexpectedly late last year, which will bring to an end almost a
century of ABC shortwave radio broadcasts.

While estimates suggest that only a few hundred to a few thousand
people still listen to ABC programs over shortwave, some of them say
they rely on it for all practical purposes for virtually their only
access to news and current affairs.

James Christian, 32, lived around the corner from Malcolm Turnbull in
the posh Sydney suburb of Point Piper before he traded harbour views
for life in the desert, taking a job on his uncleâs cattle property
where he is now also Âtrying to make a go of his own Âpastoral
business.

Napperby Station, about 230 km by road northwest of Alice Springs, has
no mobile coverage, only one painfully congested Âsatellite NBN
connection shared among about eight people, and lies beyond the reach
of all metropolitan radio frequencies (via Artie Bigley, DXLD)

** AUSTRALIA. SHEPPARTON SITE OFF THE AIRWAVES
by Barclay White January 21, 2017 0 Comments
http://www.sheppnews.com.au/2017/01/21/70270/site-off-the-airwaves

It helped our troops during World War II and spread impartial news in
the Pacific region for decades, but Sheppartonâs shortwave
broadcasting facilityâs future is uncertain.

The ABC announced last month that it would stop broadcasting shortwave
transmissions in to the Asia Pacific, putting an end to more than 70
years of continuous shortwave transmissions.

Opening in 1944, the transmission site in north Shepparton was first
used to spread morale-boosting broadcasts to troops in the Pacific
and, after the war it was the grunt that helped push ABCâs Radio
Australia broadcast beyond our shores.

The final Radio Australia shortwave broadcast will go out on Tuesday,
January 31, in a decision the ABC said was about moving away from
outdated technologies.

ââSavings realised through decommissioning this service will be
reinvested in a more robust FM transmitter network and an expanded
content offering for the region that will include English and in-
language audio content,ââ an ABC spokesperson said.International
listeners will still be able to listen to Radio Australia through a
web stream.

Just what the shutdown means for the broadcast towers beyond January
31 was still uncertain.

When asked by The News, the ABC said the towers were in the ownership
of Broadcast Australia, which was part of BAI Communications.

A spokesperson for BAI Communications said the future of the site was
not decided yet.

ââAt this stage Broadcast Australia has made no plans in respect to
retaining the infrastructure in place, and the decision to retain or
decommission the redundant sites and equipment will be taken by
Broadcast Australia in due course,ââ the spokesperson said.

If the site was decommissioned it would be a sad day for Australia,
according to former transmitter operator Rodney Champness.

He worked at the facility for seven years and believed it was still a
vital piece of national infrastructure that could not be replicated by
web streaming.

ââIn those countries we are aiming at they can get the internet, but
it is expensive and for many people their wages are not high enough to
afford it,ââ Mr Champness said.

ââThey donât have a lot of money and shortwave radio is cheap.ââ

Shepparton was chosen in the 1940s for a few reasons, including the
relatively flat terrain which was beneficial for broadcasts, and its
location, away from inland cities and domestic flight routes.

ââItâs away from the coast so Japanese or German aircrafts could not
easily get to it, and the building was blast proof for the bombs from
that era,ââ he said.

If the site was decommissioned, it would be a sad day for Australia
and especially for Shepparton, he said.

ââI just think itâs an icon, and people donât really even realise itâs
there,ââ Mr Champness said (via Artie Bigley, DXLD; also via Mike
Terry, dxldyg via DXLD)

Opinion --- RADIO AUSTRALIA SITE A VITAL LINK
by Shepparton News January 21, 2017 5 Comments

http://www.sheppnews.com.au/2017/01/21/70273/radio-australia-site-a-vital-link

Recently I heard that the HF radio transmission site at Shepparton,
known as Radio Australia, is to be shut down. I believe this is mostly
due to budget cuts to the ABC by the Federal Government.

The ABC uses this site to broadcast services into Asia and the Pacific
Islands. The site is owned by a private company, Broadcast Australia.
The ABC pays Broadcast Australia to use the transmission site at
Shepparton, but it does not own the facility.

I understand the ABC needs to cut back on some services it provides
and make use of the latest technology. This makes sense except in the
case of the Shepparton facility.

The Shepparton transmission site has the capability to direct radio
signals into specific countries as we see fit. This is unique to this
site, as no other site can reach the countries this one can.

In my time as district manager at the Shepparton site, I recall some
instances where the Shepparton site was called upon to direct radio
signals to specific targets.

At one point the Fiji Government shut down the local Australian ABC
transmitter. Shepparton sent radio into that country to keep
Australians informed during that time.

When there was a coup in the Solomon Islands, once again we sent
signals into that country. We also sent radio signals into Myanmar at
the request of the Australian Government.

Another task that the Shepparton site fulfills is to send signals into
northern Australia in times of need, for example during Cyclone Larry
when the Northern Territory radio service was beamed back to the
tropical north from Shepparton.

The Shepparton site is in a location that has good weather and is
politically stable. This makes it an ideal tool for widespread
information broadcasting.

The ABC would argue that this HF radio service is old technology and
can be replaced by the internet or satellite services. This is true.

However, the ABC and the Federal Government do not control the
internet or satellite services in other countries and therefore they
are not reliable.

HF radio broadcasting from a secure location is very reliable. So why
remove this service? Does the Federal Government understand the value
of this international radio service?

I hope that in writing this letter, its value will become clear to
those who have the power to make decisions.

The Australian Government is in the position of being âhands offâ the
ABCâs management of services, and I would agree for every service it
provides except this one.

Radio Australia Shepparton should be partly controlled by the
Australian Government, not just the ABC.

I plead that this broadcasting site remains in service and continues
to provide northern Australia and oversees services for Australians
home and abroad.

You could also argue that long-range radio lets the world know we are
here, and gives Australians both in our home country and overseas
vital information in times of need.

â Gary Baker, former district manager at Radio Australia, Shepparton
By Shepparton News January 21, 2017

JOIN THE DISCUSSION [comments:]

Avatar Scott â 3 days ago

I am listening to Radio Australia right now, at 7 AM, from Tulsa,
Oklahoma in the U.S. I am located over 9,000 miles from the
transmitter, and all that I need to hear the signal is an inexpensive
portable shortwave radio. In early morning the signal booms in to my
hometown, and I prefer to get my news from it. Radio Australia's
programming is free of the polarizing bias of my country's Democrat
versus Republican slants on the news, and has a global coverage
lacking in my local news sources. I also like the non-news
programming; the music and information and discussion shows. If a non-
Australian may weigh in on the decision to close Shepparton, I say:
please don't!

Avatar Israel â 3 days ago

Thank you Gary. I will be so happy if the decision makers does
something. I am from Tamil Nadu in India and have been listening to
Radio Australia for 30+ years. Malcom Frazer first curtailed the
services in the late nineties. Of late I have been listening RA at
12065 from 1000 hrs. Does this signal come directly from Shepperton? I
pray for at least Shepperton's continuance.
Israel sw listener, Pollachi, Tamilnadu,India.

Avatar peakie â 3 days ago

Radio Australia kept me (better) informed inside China during June of
1989 and the TianAnMen Square troubles all over the country. Better
than the BBC or VoA.

Radio Australia (used to) boom in to North America every local
evening, and we would get the best of international radio, (better
than BBC) and the estimable shows from Radio National. Further, the
Canadian prime minister, Brian Mulroney, said that he started his
morning listening to Radio Australia. It is very silly to shut the
service down and become "invisible" to the world.

Avatar mark â 2 days ago

For democracy to continue to thrive and the thoughts of freedom for
some this service is of extreme importance. It is OK for the ABC or
governments to say we will provide this via the internet but it is not
available to most of the people in Asia and pacific islands. Many have
no infrastructure and others have the internet controlled. Just look
at China. Also the importance of the service in times of emergency. I
do not understand the reliance on technology only we need back up
systems that work. Look at the effect of the fires in SA that left
thousands without power for weeks? Communication are of the highest
importance in times of need and yet we are spending $ billions on
building subs? Maybe one less would keep this running or is someone
looking to develop this land for residential purposes down the track?

Avatar Fred boerner â a day ago

For what it is worth, I know of at least four other people, plus
myself, that listen quite frequently to get the news from someplace
other than sources here in America. The signal blasts in here quite
well for most of the mornings. Think of what it could do if it was
actually beaming to America. I know this is a low point in the sunspot
cycle, but LOTS of folks still listen to shortwave. Seems like you
never hear from them until it is too late. In this case, I hope that
the outcry from the people that take time to write will make a
difference. Just think of the ones that may not listen every day or
take the time to write (like the other people I know that listen here
in Arkansas). As for short wave here in the states....well, I do not
need to get my soul saved. I want to hear what is going on in other
parts of the world, along with some music. That is what you provide.
By the way, the music program on Saturday morning with the country
music was a blast! even my son enjoyed it. And he is 12 (via Artie
Bigley, DXLD, and via Mike Terry, dxldyg via DXLD)

** AUSTRALIA. BILL SHORTEN CALLS ON TURNBULL TO SAVE ABC SHORTWAVE
RADIO BROADCASTS

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/27/bill-shorten-calls-on-turnbull-to-save-shortwave-radio-broadcasts-in-nt

Labor leader says reasons to shut down service âdo not account for the
reality of service availability in remote areasâ

Bill Shorten urges PM to work with ABC management, local stakeholders
and Labor âas a matter of urgencyâ. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/AAP
[caption]

Helen Davidson in Darwin
Friday 27 January 2017 01.46 EST
Last modified on Friday 27 January 2017 01.58 EST

The opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has called on the prime minister
to step in and save ABC shortwave broadcasts in the Northern
Territory, claiming the broadcasterâs reasons to shut them down âdo
not account for the realityâ of life in the outback.

In December, the ABC announced it would cease transmitting local radio
broadcasts through shortwave radio in the Northern Territory and parts
of the Pacific at the end of January.

It did so without community consultation and sparked a backlash from
users who say the service is vital in remote areas.

Federal politicians from both major parties in the NT have lobbied the
ABC to reverse its decision.

On Thursday, Shorten wrote to Turnbull, asking him to work with ABC
management, local stakeholders and Labor âas a matter of urgency to
ensure the continued provision of shortwave radio service in the NT
beyond 31 January 2017.â

âThe ABCâs claim that the majority of listeners will be able to access
ABC services via AM/FM radio, digital radio and online streaming, or
via VAST [viewer access satellite television] platform does not
account for the reality of service availability in remote areas,â
wrote Shorten.

âThis helps to explain why listeners and users of the ABC shortwave in
the Northern Territory have been unequivocal in voicing their concern
at the Coalitionâs failure to intervene in this matter. This includes
emergency services workers and cattle growers.

âI am also deeply concerned that the ABC took this decision without
satisfactory consultation with affected listeners, community
representatives and emergency service workers and agencies. ABC
Managing Director Michelle Guthrie has since acknowledged shortfalls
in this regard.â

Outback residents and workers have told Guardian Australia the
service, which broadcasts ABC local radio beyond the reach of AM and
FM signals, is vital for several reasons, including the mental and
emotional wellbeing of people who spend their waking hours on the
land.

They have also said the alternatives repeatedly proffered by the ABC
do not fill the gap. Satellite radio requires a set-top box and a
stationary dish, and both digital and online radio are unavailable
beyond signal reception.

Others have expressed concern they will also lose ABC emergency
broadcasts during fires, floods, and in other situations. The ABC
refuted the assertions, and said weather updates and emergency alerts
could still be heard through HF broadcasts by the Bureau of
Meteorology and the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

At a meeting last week with Guthrie, the NT Labor senator Malarndirri
McCarthy and the shadow communications minister, Mark Dreyfus, failed
to sway the ABC to reverse its decision.

Nigel Scullion told Guardian Australia he had written to the ABC
asking it to reconsider, and other federal ministers including Julie
Bishop and Mitch Fifield have also expressed their concern.

McCarthy told Guardian Australia there were âcontractual issuesâ at
play in the ABCâs immovability. Guardian Australia understands the
infrastructure â which is considered ailing and expensive to maintain
â is managed under a contract due to expire, and the ABC is thought to
be unwilling to sign on for a long-term contract renewal.

A spokeswoman for Fifield said the decision was a matter for the ABC
and not related to government funding.

âThe ABC has legislated independence to make operational decisions
free of political involvement. However, the government has asked for
some further information.â (via Gavin, Australia, via Alan Pennington,
BDXC-UK yg via DXLD)

** AUSTRALIA. Exact shutdown times for Radio Australia and NT
Shortwave broadcasts?

Hi Louise and Nick, I was wondering whether you know what time all ABC
shortwave broadcasts end on January 31? If you could let me know ASAP
that would be great!

Nick, I am sure you may have heard by now the reaction from listeners
as to the fate of RA and the NT Shortwave Service and I know that
anything I say is not going to change the decision. However, I need to
state to you that it was an extremely short-sighted decision to shut
these services down. For example, people in the NT do not necessarily
have constant access to VAST services especially when not working
anywhere near their homes (as is the case on the large outback
stations, for example). As for Radio Australia, the ABC is letting
down the people of the Pacific by shutting down their shortwave
services. Shortwave may be an outdated technology, but it is effective
in all conditions and crosses borders without interference from
âcompromisedâ governments. For instance, I canât see RAâs FM
transmitters in Fiji remaining on air when they have their next coup.

The next point I need to make is in reference to your statement to The
Australian newspaper dated 22 January 2017 posted online on 23 Jan at
http://about.abc.net.au/statements/statement-to-the-australian-sunday-22-january-2017/

Apart from a number of other misinformed remarks
which I will not approach at this stage, I refer to your comments
about the BBC, Voice of America and Radio Vatican ceasing
transmissions. Yes, they have regularly shut down services in various
languages to various regions due to costs, but all 3 are still
broadcasting on shortwave. The BBC has recently announced plans to
introduce new services in Korean to North Korea (i.e. broadcasting to
people who need outside information) and the Voice of America (as well
as numerous other radio stations funded by the US Government) still
broadcasts in many languages to Asia and Africa.

As previously stated, my opinions are not going to matter or really be
heard but I had to make my point to you. Thank you both for reading my
email, and please let me know what times RA and ABC NT planned to shut
down on Jan 31 so I can listen in for a final time. Regards, (Brian
Powell, Australia, to Louise Alley and Nick Leys at ABC, cc to DXLD)

[Later:] Hi Glenn, You should have received an email that I BCCâd you
in, in regards to Radio Australia. I thought you would like to see
what I had to say to their inquiries personnel. Nick Leys has recently
made a statement in âThe Australianâ newspaper (linked in said email)
that is full of inaccuracies and really sums up the total ignorance of
the powers-that-be at the ABC. I felt I had to make my point even
though it wonât change anything and probably wonât be heard..

Please feel free to publish my email to Nick and Louise Alley on the
next DXLD text version if you think it is appropriate.

P.S. How convenient. Automatic Reply from Louise Alley (ABC RADIO
QUERIES) states she is on leave until 6 Feb! Must be on stress leave
haha

Regards, (Brian Powell (Base QTH â Southern suburbs of Sydney
Australia. Base setup Winradio G305e w/ Buddipole. Mobile setup
Baofeng GT3TP, Jan 24, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Does anyone have any word as to when exactly RA and ABC NT plan to
shut down on Jan 31? They may have announced it on air but I havenât
heard anything.

My opinion: RA Potential shutdown times are:
UTC 1300 on 30/1/2017 (i.e. AEDST midnight 31/1/2017)
UTC 2100 on 30/1/2017 (AEDST 8 am 31/1/2017)
UTC 0000 on 31/1/2017 (AEDST 11 am 31/1/2017)
UTC 0900 on 31/1/2017 (AEDST 8 pm 31/1/2017)
UTC 1300 on 31/1/2017 (AEDST midnight 1/2/2017)

Any other ideas? My guesses for the Northern Territory txrs are either
at midnight local or at transmitter changeover times (0830 or 2130 UT
â 6am/6pm ACST). I have emailed the ABC to find out if they have any
clarification. Once I find out, you will all know too.

Regards, (Brian Powell (Base QTH â Southern suburbs of Sydney
Australia. Base setup Winradio G305e w/ Buddipole. Mobile setup
Baofeng GT3TP), dxldyg via WORLD OF RADIO 1862, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Hi Glenn! R. Australia loud and clear this morning (Jan 24th) at 1130
UT with news about the Trans Pacific Partnership. Loudest I've heard
them in some time. A good 5-9 plus signal with a bit of fading.

It's too bad. Like all the other broadcasters abandoning Shortwave.

Many fond memories of RA --- listening to the sound of the Kookaburra
interval signal in the early morning as a high school kid. Those were
the days!! 73 and Cheers! (Al, VE3NXP, Woodstock, Ontario, Stephens,
DX LISTENING DIGEST) Presumably 9580

Nothing heard on 4835 kHz in Brisbane at 0645 UT. When is the ABC NT
service on shortwave final cut date? [selected SDR options, span 12.5
kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (Wolfgang BÃschel, df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan
19, dxldyg via WORLD OF RADIO 1862, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

2325, ABC NT Tennant Creek, S=9+5dB in Thailand. 1203 UT. Hill Billy
music.

2485, ABC NT Katherine a little stronger S=9+10dB, same program, 1205
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (Wolfgang
BÃschel, df5sx, Log at eastern Thailand remote SDR unit at 1100 til
1205 UT on Jan 20, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, dxldyg via DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

AUSTRÃLIA, 4835, VL8A, Alice Springs, Territ. do Norte, 0910-desvan.
total 1000, 21/1, inglÃs, texto; 35432.

2325.0, 1920-1938 20/1, VL8T, Tennant Creek NT. English, chatter. Not
// to VL8A 4835. Fair on 22/1, 1830. 14331 CGS

2485.0, 1918-1935 20/1, VL8K, Katherine NT. English, talks. Seemed to
be // to VL8A 4835. Adjacent utility QRM. Better on 22/1, 1830. 25332

2485.0, 1840-1912 22/1, VL8K. Chatter in ABC R Overnight, songs, phone
number announcements. Deteriorating. // 2325 VLT & 4835 VL8A. 35343

9580, R. AustrÃlia, Shepp. VIC, 1145-1345, 21/1, emissÃo em inglÃs
dirigida ao PacÃfico, entrevista, ..., noticiÃrios, mÃsica; 45433.
Sinal em perda, e, mais tarde, sob alguma QRM. Good DX & 73, (Carlos
GonÃalves, SW coast of Portugal, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

12085, Radio Australia at 2102 with news. Seemed to have left this
transmitter on late today, past listed 2100 s/off, checked again a few
minutes later and still on. - Poor, 17840 was good, no other
frequencies audible, Jan. 24 (Harold Sellers, Vernon, British
Columbia. CommRadio CR-1a and 50 ft wire connected to Sony AN-1 active
antenna. Editor of World English Survey and Target Listening,
available at the Ontario DX Association Facebook and Yahoo groups,
dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST) 15240 is the 12085 day frequency (gh)

** AUSTRIA. 5970, Jan 24 at 0233, choral singing at S7-S9, 0237 M&W
talking about Pakistan. It`s AWR in Punjabi, due east from Moosbrunn,
0230-0300 following 0200-0230 Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. Bangladesh Betar adds Chinese language to its overseas
broadcasting --- Alongside with Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Nepali, the
Chinese language will be added as the 7th language in Bangladesh
Betarâs external program broadcast. A proposal in this regard is in
progress, according to the department of External service of
Bangladesh Betar unit director Kamal Ahmed. Full story at :
http://southasianmonitor.com/2017/01/20/bangladesh-betar-add-chinese-language-overseas-broadcasting/
--- (via Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, dx_sasia yg via DXLD)

** BHUTAN. 6035.002, Bhutan BS S=9+10dB in eastern Thailand at 0105 UT
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (Wolfgang
BÃschel, df5sx, 0050 - 0115 UT Jan 23 in eastern Thailand SDR
installation, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 23, 2017, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [and non]. Long article on Radio Biafra and the history of
Biafra's fight for independence from Nigeria. The man fighting for
independence of the tiny West African nation of Biafra... from a
council flat in Peckham by Colin Freeman, 21 January 2017.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/21/man-fighting-independence-tiny-west-african-nation-biafra-council/
Posted by: (Mike Barraclough, dxldyg via DXLD)

** BOLIVIA. 3310, R. Mosoj Chaski, Was surprised to find this suddenly
go off the air as soon as I rechecked them at 1025:22. Was fairly good
earlier. 25 Jan. 73 (Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA, USA, Perseus SDR with
Wellbrook ALA1530S loop, and 153 foot Delta Loop, Hard-Core-DX mailing
list via DXLD)

** BOLIVIA. 6134.83, R. Santa Cruz. Excellent signal this morning with
usual full canned ID in Spanish by M over instrumental music at 1001,
then into lovely rustic flute music. 25 Jan. 73 (Dave Valko, Dunlo,
PA, USA, Perseus SDR with Wellbrook ALA1530S loop, and 153 foot Delta
Loop, Hard-Core-DX mailing list via DXLD)

** BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, Jan 22 at 1420, JBA carrier half a sesquihour
after sunrise here, NBC surviving the 7.9 earthquake nearby? However,
RRI Palangkaraya is also on 3325, and Boug is normally off the air
earlier. Can anyone confirm NBC still on? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4774.9, RÃdio Sora de Congonhas at 1055 in Portuguese with
a man with excited talk with a mention of âSoraâ â Fair but noisy with
CODAR Jan 25 (Mark Coady, Selwyn, Ontario, Drake SPR4 Receiver, Drake
TR7, Kenwood TS440S, and YouKits TJ5A Transceivers, AEA AT-300 and
MFJ-941E Manual Tuners, LDG Z-100 Plus Auto Tuner, 40 meter and 80
meter off centre-fed dipoles, ODXA yg via DXLD)

I have brought this up before, but --- I would sure like to hear that
ID myself --- ``Radio Sora`` --- I have always suspected it was a
mistake, that someone did not hear the first part of the word,
``Difusora``. It would make sense for that word to precede, sometimes,
at least informally, the real name of the station, Congonhas. WRTH
listing does not say Radio Sora. That comes from the Aoki list, ``R.
Sora de Congonhas``, where lots of outdated info is preserved as if
current, but at least this station is really on the air.

I find contradictory info about the URL for its website:
http://radiocongonhas.com.br
http://radio-congonhas.com.br
http://www.radiocongonhas.com.br

But no connexions to any of those. Perhaps they don`t really care
since they are active on FB, which I do get:
https://www.facebook.com/radiocongonhas

But from what I can see, no print reference to a ``Radio Sora``, and
no hits searching the FB page on Sora (not even as part of Difusora).
Anyone? Surely Brazilian DXers could clarify this once and for all.
BTW, non-Brazilians should realize that ``nh`` is pronounced ``ny`` as
in canyon like the Spanish Ã, or the French and Italian gn (Glenn
Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

BRASIL, 4775, R. Congonhas, Congonhas MG, 2206-2222, 21/1, mÃsica,
propaganda religiosa; 44333.

4864.3, R. Alvorada (presumed), Londrina PR, 2207-2215, 22/1, texto;
15331, QRM pontual de sinal telegrÃfico. Good DX & 73, (Carlos
GonÃalves, SW coast of Portugal, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. Programas DX

 

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