blow to shortwave listening?
by the Radiocommunications
Agency, responsible for the supervision of the
British radio spectrum, shows that "broadband data access
methods over existing telephone or mains wiring will cause
unintentional RF emissions which may adversely affect the
established radio noise floor".
on using shortwave frequencies for in-house data communications
are moving on fast in Germany, in spite of protests from
radio listeners, broadcasters and official agencies.
Smith Group Limited
adds that "it is clear that the [noise] levels produced
by the real-life systems are very significant".
Still, German power companies continues to push for Powerline
Communications, planning to use frequencies between 9 kHz
and 30 MHz.
"If allowed to go ahead as proposed, Powerline Communications
will be a new and unwelcome source of potential interference
to the shortwave broadcasts", warns Andy Sennitt of Radio
He urge all users of the radio spectrum in Germany, especially
shortwave listeners and broadcasters to file
protests to the German he regulatory authority.
"The German bureaucrats would love it if nobody bothered
to register their concerns or objections," adds Sennitt.
"That would make their job easier, and ensure that the
interests of SWL's and DXers do not have to be taken into
account when calculating permitted field strengths etc."
More PLC info on the Internet:
info from RWE Powerline, Germany
paper from Ilevo, Sweden [PDF]
hcdx news desk, January
don't bother the EDXC
I was concerned about this, and hoped to involve the European
Therefore I sent a message to the EDXC mailing list, asking
if the EDXC wants to take a position on this.
"Your message has been deemed inappropriate by the moderator."
This sounds unbelievable to me.
Enrico Oliva, Italy, hcdx list,
January 30, 2001
We have to investigate
After lots of requests for action against the planned introduction
of PLC systems, the new EDXC Secretary General Luigi Cobisi
has come forward with an answer:
"This requires the Council to get more information on
the scientific side", says Cobisi.
The EDXC Secretary General has asked for help from professor
Filippo Giannetti at the University of Pisa, Italy, "to
produce a document about possible interference of PLC techninques
on radio listening".
This information is expected at the end of February.
One major problem here is that German regulatory authority
has set February 16 as deadline for presenting views on Germany's
plans for PLC systems.
Luigi Cobisi, Italy, edxc mailing
list, February 1, 2001
is blowing it
It's ironic, the one chance in ages for the EDXC to make real
impact - if not on the Germans, then certainly within the
DX hobby - and they have blown it.
How sad, says Radio Netherlands' Andy Sennitt.
Andy Sennitt, Netherlands,
hcdx list, January 31, 2001
DXer Bob Padula is most satisfied with the informative forces
"I recently offered the new Electronic DX Press publication
"China Shortwave Guide" through this group, and I would
like to advise that the response has been fantastic",
says Bob Padula.
Nearly 100 hobbyists worldwide have been sent a copy.
Those still wanting to receive this free guide in Excel
format can make a request to Bob Padula at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A print edition is also offered. More info on this at the
EDXP web site.
Padula, Australia, hcdx list, January 30, 2001
de la Resistencia on 6233 kHz
clandestine station La Voz de la Resistencia, Bloque Oriental,
has been noted at 1232 with good quality observed on the
new frequency 6233 kHz.
S/off at 1235 with usual Compañeros de la FARC.
Also heard on January 16 at 2140 with Notienfoque Voz de
la Resistencia (news pgm).
Yimber Gaviria, Colombia,
hcdx list, January 21, 2001
heard in Europe: I just tried to catch the Colombian
clandestine station - La Voz de Resistencia - and yes, there
they were. Not excactly loud and clear, but with a perfectly
readable signal and lots of nice dancable music from tune
in at 2220. By 2230 a couple of station identifications
followed by a revolutionary march and sign off at 2233.
Frequency was 6233.72 or 6233.73 kHz.
Hartvig Nielsen, Denmark, hcdx list, January 21, 2001
try by Iglesia del Pueblo
based Radio Iglesia del Pueblo is giving another try with
shortwave programming, having lost the first one.
This will be the first short wave transmission from the
organisation Iglesia del Pueblo, normally operating on low
power community Radio in Stockholm (Sweden) area.
Naturally, it is very interesting to know how the reception
at different locations, also outside the primary target
areas, are and reports as well as comments can be sent to:
Short Wave Transmission, Iglesia del Pueblo, P. O. Box 122,
SE-191 22 Sollentuna, Sweden
The planned schedule looks as follows:
Sunday, Jan 7: 5925 kHz 21.00-21.30 to Europe.
Monday, Jan 8: 5925 kHz 03.00-03.30 to Europe, N and C America.
Sunday, Jan 14: 5925 kHz 21.00-21.30 to Europe.
Monday, Jan 15: 5925 kHz 03.00-03.30 to Europe, N and C
Nilsson, Teracom, Sweden, hcdx list, January 3, 2001
Litoral, Honduras, logged on 4832
Litoral, La Ceiba, Honduras, on 4832.08, first noted 2232-0002*
December 25, fair and improving steadily to very good w/
M preacher in Miskito, gospel vocals, mentions of "Litoral"
and "R Litoral."
At 2329, M: "R Litoral, 4830 kHz... R Litoral, Apartado
Postal 878, La Ceiba, Honduras." More gospel vocals into
Subsequently heard on December 29 till 2347-0005*, similar
format and in Miskito again, closing by M over music bed:
"R Litoral... Apartado Postal 878, La Ceiba, Provincia Atlántida,
Honduras..." then another ID, filler music, live M in Miskito,
Also on January 1, 2001, 2237-2350 with Miskito preacher,
organ music at good level. (Terry Krueger, FL, Tocobaga
DX via hard-core-dx via DXLD)
Krueger, USA, hcdx list, January 2, 2001
from Rádio Difusora Taubaté
received Dec 28 for a report sent Dec 20 to R. Difusora
Taubaté, Brazil, reactivated on 4925.
Besides v/l, enclosed stickers, pens, keychains, and a nice
V/s: Emílio Amadei Beringhs Neto, Diretor Superintendente.
Address: Rua Dr. Sousa Alves 960, Taubaté-SP.
I advise QSL-collectors to send reports to the station now,
as they are currently disposed to reply, always accompanied
by some good souvenirs.
Grimm, Brazil, Jan 5 2001, radioescutas, translated by gh
on medium wave from Abu Dhabi
Voice of America is planning to buy transmitting times on
an medium wave transmitter in Abu Dhabi.
"For the month of January only, you should hear VOA
NewsNow programming from 0200-0300 and 1600-1800",
says Bill Whitacre at the Spectrum Management Division at
the International Broadcasting Bureau.
Mr Whitacre asks listerners in "the Levant" and
the Middle East to report the performance of these transmissions.
Reports could be sent by email to Bill Whitacre at email@example.com.
Bill Whitacre, IBB, hcdx
list, January 2, 2001