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Second test transmission for BBC Antarctic Special  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 18 2022

ASCENSION ISL / UAE / U.K. Second test transmission for BBC Antarctic
Special today on Friday June 17 noted as follows:

hfcc.org database entry of ENC test special June 14, June 17 and hopefully
Tuesday final June 21 transmission read as follows

6035 2130 2145 67,73 DHA 250 203 0 216 3 Eng UAE BBC ENC 5049 ESPR4
7305 2130 2145 67,73 ASC 250 27 0 607 3 Eng G BBC ENC 5053 ESPR4
9505 2130 2145 67,73 WOF 300 182 12 618 3 Eng G BBC ENC 5059 ESPR4
2065 2130 2145 67,73 WOF 300 182 12 618 3 Eng G BBC ENC 5065 ESPR4

Test transmisssion outlets checked on various remote SDR's at Sao Paulo
Brazil by Rudolfo Grimm;
at Johannesbourg of TWR South Africa bureau SDR;
at New York state east coast of USA;
and at Athens Greece in southern Europe.

6035 kHz UAE Al Dhabbaya ENC relay S=7 -85dBm S=7 -84dBm S=3 -112dBm
7305 kHz ASC Ascension ENC relay S=9+15 -62dBm S=6 -88dBm S=7 -84dBm
9505 kHz WOF Woofferton ENC site S=8 -83dBm S=6 -90dBm S=6 -92dBm
12065 kHz WOF Woofferton ENC site S=9+10 -71dBm S=6 -88dBm S=9 -76dBm

Compared to previous season years, reception in Johannesbourg RSA
was much limited down, except the balcony Ascension Island nearby signal.

In the overall view of the test transmissions, I was very surprised to
observe the negative transmission strength signal in the 31 metre band in
Brazil as well as in South Africa targets.
The same technical parameters were used on 9505 kHz as on 12065 kHz tonight
from Woofferton England site, see hfcc.org database entries.

Dave, what's going on with the WOF antenna on 9505 kHz channel tonight?
Only sunspots/propagation matter ?

7305 and 12065 kHz channels will provide the best signal on Tuesday
in British Antarctica.

73 wb df5sx JN48OR


Radio Aparecida on air right now on 4924.8 after years inactive on this frequency  View Printable Version 
Saturday, June 18 2022


BRAZIL, 4924.8, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 0440-0504, 18-06, religious songs and comments, Portuguese, id. "Rede Aparecida de Radio". "A Nossa Senhora Aparecida", program "Con A Mae Aparecida". 25422.

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Log in Reinante
Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters


RTI Taiwan - Tests from Tamsui - German service  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 17 2022

The annual summertime broadcasts of RTI's German service beamed towards
Europe will be on the air this year during the month of July instead of

Test transmissions will be conducted on Saturday June 25 as follows:

11995 17:00-17:10
11995 17:30-17:40
9545 19:00-19:10
7240 19:20-19:30
7250 19:40-19:50

One hour broadcasts will be aired on 11 MHz from 17:00-18:00 and on
either 9 or 7 MHz from 19:00-20:00 on these dates:

July 8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24,29,30,31.

A special QSL will be issued. E-mail deutsch (at) rti.org.tw, or use the
contact form on their Web site.

The announcement on RTI's Web page shows a photo of the two Ampegon 2 x
2 antennas. But these are fixed at 352 and 002 degrees, covering East Asia.
Rather the German service will use 315 and 325 degrees older fixed 4 x 4
curtain antennas as before.

(Alan Holder via WOR io group)


AIR External Services frequency change  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 17 2022

AIR Farsi 0400-0530 UTC  New frequency is 15030 (ex 17675) via Bengaluru


Jose Jacob, VU2JOS


Wolfgang Bueschel: Cuba observations  View Printable Version 
Friday, June 17 2022


CUBA Bauta A-2 antenna 10degr +30degr slewed azimuth.
1930-2000 13680 BAU 100 40 WeEu French Europe ex15370
2000-2030 13680 BAU 100 40 WeEu Portuguese Europe ex15370
2030-2100 13680 BAU 100 40 WeEu Arabic Europe ex15370
2100-2300 13680 BAU 100 40 WeEu Spanish Europe ex15370

The RHC Bauta broadcast destined for EUR/North Africa on 13680 kHz
in the A-22 season suffers tonight from an VERY STRONG OTHR-like signal
{or HAARP Alaska outlet ?}, on frequencies between 13678 and 13701 kHz
fq range on the upper side band flank.
At 21.10 UT on June 16.
Reception in lower sideband 13675 to 13680 kHz recommended.
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

CUBA Cuban radio this June 16 morning log:
5024.996 R Rebelde, Bauta, S=9 in Spanish at 05.45 UT
5039.999 RHC Bauta, S=9 in Spanish at 05.46 UT
6000even RHC Quivican, S=9+20dB English at 05.48 UT
close-down after 06.00 UT varying TX off time.
6060even RHC Bauta, S=7 English at 05.56 UT, weakast signal
6165even RHC Bauta, S=9+10dB in En 05.58 UT.

not 6100 kHz, but 9700.007 kHz Bauta instead, S=9+10dB En

5980, 6030, 9805 kHz 6 kHz broad wideband scratch jamming
of Cuban secret service command organization
against R Marti opposite radio outlets of US AGM,
jamming also on 11845 and 11930 kHz.
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

Further logs this June 16 morning 06.00 - 06.30 UT:
9264.986 USA WINB TOM BS old religious sermon from archive
at 06.03 UT, S=6 in NY state,
TOM BS also via WRMI Okeechobee 9395 9955 kHz, also TOM BS via
9400 kHz S=5-6 via SPC-NURTS Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria
relay site.

9415even USA SMTV program via WRMI Okeechobee FL S=5-6 signal 06.08
9620even F__ RTA Algiers Holy Quaran sce via TDF Issoudun, S=8 06.09
9669.540 BRA S=6-7 at 06.10 UT.
9700.007 CUB RHC Bauta in English, S=9+10dB at 06.12 UT, underneath
9700even ROU RRI in German, 06.00-06.27 UT.
9790even F__ RFI Paris in French via TDF Issoudun til 07.00 UT S=8
9805even CUB 6 kHz wide scratch signal against former USAGM R Marti.
9885even UK_ VoA French via ENC Woofferton, Mon-Fri, S=8 in NY state
at 06.16 UT.

11620even CVA Vatican Radio in Arabic, via Santa Maria di Galeria,
at 06.18 UT.
11700even F__ RFI Paris French via TDF Issoudun at 06.19 UT.
11730even F__ NHK World R Japan in Arabic, via TDF Issoudun relay
11750.019 TUR TRT Emirler in Turkish, 06 - 09 UT, at 06.20 UT.
11815.025 BRA R Bras Central, S=6 at 06.21 UT.
11995even F__ RFI Paris in Hausa to WeAF, via ISS, S=6 at 06.24 UT.
12050even UK_ R Ndaras. Internat. in KNU lang. via ENC Woofferton
at 06.25 UT.
12095even UK_ BBC London in French, via ENC Woofferton 06.00-06.29
S=6 at 06.26 UT.
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)


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