martedì 31 marzo 2009

La "circolare" di Iar Roma Radio e dell'Italcable

Grazie allo splendido sito vi segnalo due clip che hanno fatto la storia delle onde corte in Italia, la prima e' la circolare di IAR Roma Radio in banda laterale:

e la seconda dell'impianto radiotelefonico dell'Italcable:

Entrambe le registrazioni sono del 1971.

Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

Glenn Hauser logs March 30-31, 2009

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 11775, PMS at 1337 March 31, with crosstalk from another PMS underneath, or at least a similar-sounding widow, along with ever-present hum. Seemed to be totally different sermon rather than a time-shifted //. Tried 13845 WWCR and could not hear crosstalk, but it was perhaps too weak to tell for sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA [and non]. R. Bulgaria was going to do a DRM hour to NAm in A-09 at 2300 on 9495-9500-9505, but changed it at the last minute to 0200. Then 9500 should mess up Iran English to NAm in analog on 9495, 0130-0230? Not exactly on March 31 check at 0207: nothing audible but strong WYFR on 9505 aimed NW; Iran poor on 7235. Weak fluttery analog signal on 9700, presumably R. Bulgaria, and // 11700 not checked. Maybe by solstice these will be working. Kraig Krist in VA could not hear the DRM either, with the same QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11750, RHC at 2138 March 30, Spanish with heavy SAH of about 10 Hz; 2143 the co-channel sounded like hymns. It`s KSDA Guam, 21-22 Chinese, 315 degrees, a long-standing collision in CNAm, where neither aims (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15630, VOG at 1419 March 31, Greek music. Per latest A-09 schedule compiled by John Babbis, VOG is no longer using 15650 between 1100 and 2250, instead 15630, so good news for Miraya FM at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Besides AIR Sinhala service on 15050, poor with music at 1421 March 31, also an open carrier with flutter on 15020. That is listed as an AIR frequency in WRTH, but in A-08 only for the 10-11 UT English broadcast, and same in B-08 per Aoki. 15020 is not listed at all in which is Jose Jacob`s AIR A09 schedule. But what gives AIR the right to broadcast in this aeronautical band at all? Other frequencies used at one time or another are 15040, 15075 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. No Radio Farda on 15510, see RUSSIA, but really on 17670, March 31 at 1420 with ID in passing, back to music. At 14-15 this is via Wertachtal, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. NHKWNRJ, 11705 via Sackville, March 31, the computer-influenced YL English newscast now lasts until a quarter past the hour, 1415 to Radio Japan Focus, as the weekday magazine is now appelled, first a brief item about three ambassadors of cuteness being appointed, then down to business, interview with an American Jewish scholar visiting Japan, Sarah ---, daughter of holocaust survivors, who is critical of what Israel has done to Gaza, becoming the victimizer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL [and non]. 15770, March 31 at 1343, Portuguese talk; are WYFR and RDPI colliding again this A-season? Luso accent so likely RDPI I am hearing at the moment. Yes, M-F between 13 and 15, both Lisbon eastward and Okeechobee to Brasil are listed on 15770, a battle of Portuguese accents (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 7395, Russian at 0342 March 31, VG signal but some fading. VOR is in no hurry to availablize its true A-09 schedule with relay sites, but suspect this is French Guiana, ex-7335; strangely enough, two nights earlier this was in Spanish before and after 0400, so apparently they are still fine-tuning their schedule, or working out the bugs.

15510, at 1344 March 31, rock music with heavy beat, flutter, 1345 announcements, sounds like Radio Farda style, more music with Persian(?) lyrix. Faked me out, as at 1358 gave websites in .ru and 1359 VOR IS until 1400*. In A-08 per WRTH May update, VOR was using 15510 for Dari at 12-13 and Pashto at 13-14. They know how to co-opt a popular format.

15605, VOR making it here on its summer frequency in English, 1418 March 31, good with fading. Quality will likely vary a lot from day to day, intended for S Asia.

BTW, my previous report of VOR on 13870 at 1320, is via St. Petersburg, says Mikhail Timofeyev (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. VOT English broadcast at 0300 via Canada 7325 is still in Turkish, 0343 check March 31. TRT finds no problem on their end and have sent the correct downlink info to Sackville, so maybe at last this will be fixed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. March 31 at 1420, two different programs in Russian on 15265 and somewhat weaker 15245. 15265 is DW via Rampisham, and 15245 is BBC via Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6180, open carrier at 0533 March 31. VOA has registered Greenville English to Africa here at 05-07, like in A-08, but it is not on their public English schedule currently. Could also be RHC not turning off its transmitter at 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

ASCENSION   BBCWS Relay   12095  2210  English  333  March 29  YL and OM in a conversation with mentioning Pres Obama often. //9915[232].

CUBA   Radio Nacional Venezuela Relay   13680  2147  Spanish  333  March 29
OM with comments and mentioning Pres Obama often. ID by an OM 2227. //11670.

FRANCE   Radio Japan-NHK Relay   11945  1817  Japan  333  March 26  OM with comments. Two OMs with comments 1827. China Music Jammer heard in the background 1825 at 222.

JAPAN   Radio Japan-NHK   9835  1815  Japanese 433  March 26  OM with comments. Then some vocal music.

JAPAN   Radio Japan-NHK   13640  2235  Japanese  444  March 29  Instrumental music then a YL with comments. Choir music 2235. YL with comments 2318. YL vocal music 2329. Suddenly off the air at 2353.

PORTUGAL   Voice of Germany Relay-DW   11865  2218  German  433  March 29
OM with comments. OM with It Is A Man's World program.

SOUTH AFRICA   BBCWS Relay   11745  1825  French  333  March 26.  Pop music vocals. OM with comments 1827.

UNITED STATES, NoCarolina   Radio Marti   13820  2145  Spanish  333  March 29  OM with comments. YL at 22251 with comments. This is a very noisy freq!

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

lunedì 30 marzo 2009

7145 Radio Hargeysa, nueva web

ERITREA 7175 Voice of Broad Masses 2, Asmara-Selae Daro, 17:37-17:42, escuchada el 30 de marzo en idioma sin identificar, probablemente en somalí a locutora con comentarios y segmento musical, SINPO 24432

SOMALILAND 7145 Radio Hargeysa, Hargeysa, 17:24-17:35, presuntamente, escuchada el 30 de marzo en idioma africano sin identificar, locutor con comentarios, locutora, emisión de música folclórica local, inconfundible estilo africano, SINPO 24432

  He intentado conectar con el Real Audio de ésta página web, Radio Hargeysa 24,
Pero ha sido imposible escuchar nada, ni con el Realplayer ni con windows media player. También lo he intentado en esta otra;, en ninguna de las dos he encontrado ninguna referencia a emisión alguna por Onda Corta.

José Miguel Romero
Burjasot (Valencia)

Glenn Hauser logs March 30, 2009

** ALBANIA. R. Tirana, now on A-09 schedule with all English one UT hour earlier after two sesquiweeks of confusion since most of NAm went to DST earlier. March 30 at 1430 opening English on 13625 with updated English transmission schedule; fair modulation but only fair signal and fading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. Ö1 still with token 3-minute English newscast in A-09, heard on 6155 March 30 ending at 0612, into French. Remains to be reconfirmed whether this is still secretly included weeknights in the external service at about 13 minutes past each semi-hour 0000-0130 on new 9820 to Americas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 11585, AIR music from Delhi with talk CCI, March 30 at 1443. Nothing but AIR scheduled, altho RFA Tibetan via Tinian starts at 1500; maybe ChiCom jamming on early? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. I am cautiously optimistic that the long-running radio war on 9680 among VOA, Taiwan and China, obliterating clear reception of RRI domestic service relay despite its 250 kW, may be over in A-09;
at least March 30 at 1348 I was hearing nothing but RRI with mostly music show, Indonesian announcements, breaking to open carrier 1402-1408 when I could be sure there was nothing else on frequency, 1408 resuming programming in progress, conversation, someone singing over the phone, better pre-recorded music, vocal and percussion, etc.

In B-08, Aoki listed these collisions:
9680*R.TAIWAN INT. 1100-1700 1234567 Chinese 100 352 Taipei TWN 12124E2509N CBSC b08 Jan.1
9680 RRI Jakarta 2200-1300 1234567 Indonesian 250 316 Jakarta-Cimanggis INS 10651E0623S RRI
9680*VOICE OF AMERICA 1200-1500 1234567 Chinese 250 349 Tinang PHL 12037E1521N IBB b08
The * indicates also ChiCom jamming, so that meant at least 4 transmitters at once. However, note they had RRI stopping at 1300.

EiBi B-08 had RRI until 1500; and even worse, R. Japan also on 9680 at 1200-1600. I`ve yet to find any IBB, RTI or NHK listings for A-09 on 9680 in this time period. WRTH and Aoki do not specify which RRI domestic program is on 9680, but EiBi says number 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. RRI Romanian service on new 11920 ex-11940, good and clear March 30 at 1340, and // much weaker 15195, ex-15170 so no longer colliding with REE/Costa Rica. However, there was still a SAH on 15170, from what? Must be VOA Somali, due north from Madagascar during the 13-14 hour. RRI Romanian is now 12-14, 285 degrees from Galbeni for France on both frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. Sawt ul-Buzz continues on A-09 on 15435, March 30 at 1501 so loud that it overrides the Qur`an recitation; still // 15225 much weaker but buzzfree, in skirts of CRI via Canada 15220 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. Just as I predicted when the A-09 schedule of IRS came out a few days ago, showing a change from 6190 to 9580 for the North American service at 0000-0130 ---

It is colliding with RRI on 9580, at 00-01, as checked March 30 at 0034. A clash between two English broadcasts to North America, and a SAH of approximately 6 Hz between them. At the momoent there were two male voices, the bassier one coming from IRS and the tenor one from Romania, which helped to distinguish them, but not exactly the best resolution for this problem. A minute later, RRI had a M&W conversing, and the latter station also has crisper modulation, as you would expect from their brand-new transmitter.

Another way out would be for one of them to be on LSB and the other on USB! But I doubt such cooperation would be possible. Moving one of them to a completely different frequency is what is needed. The only reason IRS went to 9580 is that they (or as R. Yugoslavia) had used that frequency several years ago to NAm --- but they should not have assumed it was still open for them after years of absence. IRS is one of few (only?) European broadcasters that do not participate in HFCC, but even a cursory check of HFCC or other frequency listings should have shown them that 9580 is NOT now available for them.

Altho RRI has just started using 9580 at this hour in A-09, the second hour, 01-02, has been used by CRI via Habana for many years, and it still is. By recheck at 0116, CRI was way on top, but I could hear some music under, presumably IRS, also with a SAH but seemed slightly slower than 6 Hz.

According to Dragan Lekic in DXLD 9-027, IRS A-09 schedule is:
0000-0030 9580 BIJ 250 kW/ 310 degrees NCAm SERBIAN MON-SAT
0000-0100 9580 BIJ 250 kW/ 310 degrees NCAm SERBIAN SUN
0030-0100 9580 BIJ 250 kW/ 310 degrees NCAm ENGLISH MON-SAT
0100-0130 9580 BIJ 250 kW/ 325 degrees NoAm ENGLISH

While looking for a clear 9 MHz frequency, they should go back to 6190 as in B-08, which per a few chex seems unoccupied, altho Urumchi and Berlin are registered, but they were no obstacle in the previous season.

IRS has also retimed the two English broadcasts so now they are in consecutive half-hours. This makes no sense; previously there was a half-hour break between them. Since there are 5 major timezones in NAm, the second broadcast should be much later in our evenings for convenient listening in the western zones as intended by the 325 azimuth. This was once the case, as I recall, at 0430 UT when they were using 11 MHz in summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. As of UT March 30, the VOT relay via Sackville moved one UT hour earlier to 0300, still on 7325. And it is STILL in Turkish (?) instead of English, checked at 0335 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###


DX MIX NEWS # 566                                             30 March 2009
ALBANIA    Last minute changes of Radio Tirana:
ALBANIAN to WeEu Daily
2030-2200 NF  6030 SHI 100 kW / non-dir, ex 6165
ITALIAN to Italy Mon-Sat
1700-1730 on  7430 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg, retimed, ex 1800-1830*
*to avoid China Radio International in Italian 1800-1857 on 7435

BULGARIA    Last minute change of Radio Bulgaria in English to NoAm in DRM:
0200-0300 on  9500 SOF 050 kW / 306 deg, ex 2300-2400 on same

AUSTRALIA   A-09 for CVC International via DRW=Darwin:
Chinese to China
2200-0200 on 15170 DRW 250 kW / 340 deg
0400-1000 on 17830 DRW 250 kW / 340 deg
1000-1400 on 13660 DRW 250 kW / 340 deg
1400-1600 on 12000 DRW 250 kW / 340 deg
Chinese to China in DRM mode
0630-0900 on 17660 DRW 100 kW / 340 deg
English to India
0930-1130 on 15555 DRW 250 kW / 303 deg
1130-1500 on 13635 DRW 250 kW / 303 deg
1500-1600 on 11730 DRW 250 kW / 303 deg
1600-1730 on  9680 DRW 250 kW / 303 deg
Indonesian to Indonesia
2300-0200 on 15250 DRW 250 kW / 290 deg
0400-1000 on 17820 DRW 250 kW / 290 deg
1000-1300 on  9670 DRW 250 kW / 290 deg
1300-1700 on  6110 DRW 250 kW / 290 deg

CHILE   A-09 for Voz Crista / La Voz via SGO=Santiago:
Portuguese to Brasil
1200-0200 on 15410 SGO 100 kW / 060 deg
Portuguese to Brasil in DRM mode Sun-Thu
1800-2000 on 17640 SGO 015 kW / 045 deg
Spanish to Northern South America
1200-0200 on 17680 SGO 100 kW / non-dir
Spanish to Southern South America
1200-2300 on  9635 SGO 100 kW / 030 deg
2300-0200 on  6070 SGO 100 kW / 030 deg

CROATIA   Summer A-09 schedule of Croatian Radio HS-1 to WeEu/NoAf:
0459-0758 on  6165 DEA 100 kW / 320 deg
0759-1558 on  7355 DEA 100 kW / 320 deg
1559-2028 on  6165 DEA 100 kW / 320 deg
2029-0458 on  3985vDEA 010 kW / non-dir

GERMANY    A-09 for CVC International via JUL=Juelich:
English to Central Africa
1400-2100 on 17770 JUL 100 kW / 145 deg, not yet active
Russian to Russian
1200-1600 on 11770 JUL 100 kW / 060 deg, not yet active
1600-1800 on 13640 JUL 100 kW / 060 deg, not yet active
1800-2000 on 11945 JUL 100 kW / 060 deg, not yet active

HUNGARY   Summer A-09 schedule of Hungarian Radio in Hungarian:
0100-0200 on  6150 JBR 250 kW / 306 deg to NoAm
0400-0500 on  3975 JBR 250 kW / non-dir to WeEu
1000-1100 on  6025 JBR 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu
1600-1700 on  6025 JBR 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu
2100-2200 on  3975 JBR 250 kW / non-dir to WeEu

RUSSIA    Summer A-09 of Radio Rossii in Russian to WeEu:
0400-0800 on 12070 MSK 250 kW / 265 deg
0820-1300 on 13665 MSK 250 kW / 265 deg
1320-1700 on  9410 MSK 250 kW / 265 deg
1700-2100 on  9410 MSK 250 kW / 265 deg till Sep.5
1720-2100 on  7420 MSK 250 kW / 265 deg from Sep.6

UZBEKISTAN    A-09 for CVC The Voice Asia via TAC=Tashkent:
English to South Asia
0100-0300 on 11790 TAC 100 kW / 141 deg
0300-0600 on 13680 TAC 100 kW / 141 deg
English to India
0030-0330 on 11800 TAC 100 kW / 153 deg
0330-0930 on 15555 TAC 100 kW / 153 deg
Hindi to South Asia
0100-0400 on  9975 TAC 100 kW / 153 deg
Hindi to India
0000-0400 on  6260 TAC 100 kW / 153 deg
0400-1100 on 13630 TAC 100 kW / 153 deg
1100-1400 on  9660 TAC 100 kW / 153 deg
1400-2000 on  6260 TAC 100 kW / 153 deg

ZAMBIA   A-09 of CVC International via LUS=Lusaka:
English to West Africa and Nigeria
0400-0600 on  9430 LUS 100 kW / 315 deg
0600-1900 on 13590 LUS 100 kW / 315 deg
1900-2200 on  5940 LUS 100 kW / 315 deg

ZAMBIA   A-09 for Christian Voice via LUS=Lusaka:
English to South and Central Africa
0600-1600 on  6065 LUS 100 kW / non-dir
1600-0600 on  4965 LUS 100 kW / non-dir

Ancora ascolti italiani MW

Stamattina prima di andare in ufficio ho rifatto l'ascolto dei segnali italiani in onde medie, identificandoli con il Giornale Radio regionale delle 7.20 locali, ecco
quello che si sentiva:

567 Bologna Budrio
657 Pisa Coltano
900 Milano Siziano
1062 Cagliari Sestu
1116 Cuneo Tetti Pesio
1143 Sassari (La Crucca) - Si ascolta insieme ad AFN
1431 Foggia
1449 Squinzano
1575 Genova Portofino
1584 Studio X - Monigno

Qualche cambiamento rispetto a ieri, si ascolta Pisa al posto di Torino Eremo sui 657 e arriva anche Studio X stamattina.

Rx: Perseus
Ant: Loop H101

Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

domenica 29 marzo 2009

Ultimas escuchas

6025 NO ID, 21:20-21:38, escuchada el 29 de marzo en árabe a locutor con comentarios, sigo sin tener claro que se trate de VOIRI en árabe, no capto nada en 9935, tampoco en 3985, frecuencias anunciadas para el servicio en árabe, referencias a la Yijad, SINPO 44433

CUBA 11750 Radio Habana Cuba, La Habana, 21:05-21:08, escuchada el 29 de marzo en español a locutor con comentarios en conversación con invitado, SINPO 34433

FRANCIA 9375 Radio Algerienne, Issoudun, 19:20-19:25, escuchada el 29 de marzo en árabe con canto del Corán, locutor con comentarios, cuña de la emisora, servicio anunciado de 1900 a 2000, a pesar de anunciar 11775 para esta hora se aprecia sin señal, SINPO 45554

· Compruebo nueva emisión a las 21:30 por 7495 y 5875.

LITUANIA 6055 KBC Radio, 21:40-21:50, escuchada el 29 de marzo en inglés a locutor con ID "KBC", cuña de la emisora, emisión de música de los años 70 y pop rock de los 80 y 90, SINPO 45544

UCRANIA 7510 Radio Ukraine Int., Kharkov, 20:55-21:00, escuchada el 29 de marzo en alemán locutor anunciando horarios y frecuencias, dirección web, E-mail, dirección de correo, ID "Radio Ucraina Internacional", segmento musical, SINPO 44444

7510 Radio Ukraine Int., 21:00-21:03, escuchada el 29 de marzo en inglés, música de sintonía, locutora con presentación, ID, comentarios, se aprecia ligera interferencia de emisora en idioma asiático sin identificar que se escucha de fondo, SINPO 44554

UGANDA 4976 Radio Uganda, Kampala, 21:10-21:14, escuchada el 29 de marzo en inglés a locutor con comentarios, conversación con invitado, SINPO 23322

José Miguel Romero
Burjasot (Valencia)

Sangean ATS 909
Antena Radio Master A-108

MV BALTIC RADIO - NEW time slot for summer 2009

The new time slot for the MV Baltic Radio relay service will be 9 - 10 UTC (11-12 CEST) on 6140 KHz.

This will be active from the 5th of April until the last Sunday of October 2009.

MV Baltic Radio relay service Schedule for summer 2009

1st Sunday – MV Baltic Radio
2nd Sunday – Bluestar Radio
3rd Sunday – European Music Radio
4th Sunday – Radio Gloria International

Good Listening
73s Tom

Ascolti italiani MW

Sono le ore 20.00 locali e io qui a Quarto in provincia di Napoli, zona nord mi sono divertito ad ascoltare le stazioni inonde medie riportate da Andrea Borgnino questa mattina. Ho voluto fare questa prova, visto che sono tutte stazioni RAI.
Gli ascolti però li ho effettuati con una verticale per 11 metri sul tetto di casa e il mio Kenwood TS 850S.
Ecco dunque il mio rapporto:
(567 Bologna Budrio) Ascolto buono con una modulazione di 5 un pò frusciata con sottofondo di altra stazione.
(657 Torino Eremo) nemmeno ci provo in quanto coperta da Marcianise (CE).
(819 Trieste) arriva corano cantato forte con sottofondo della stazione RAI di Trieste appena udibile.
(900 Milano Siziano) Arriva bene in genere, ma in questo momento con fading lento, a volte scompare proprio.
(1062 Ancona Montagnolo) arriva discretamente, ma viene su anche un altra stazione RAI credo o forse effetto doppler, se qualcuno mi illumina sulla questione non ho controllato alcuna lista.
(1116 Cuneo Tetti Pesio + Aosta) non so questa quale è  delle 2, ma vi garantisco che arriva benissimo, molto forte e stabile.
(1143 Sassari) in questo momento ora arriva musica con fading mischiato con altre stazioni, forse anche la RAI, ma è incomprensibile.
(1431 Foggia) arriva una radio slovacca credo, con sottofondo incomprensibile della RAI, riconosco la voce di Marcello Lippi però per averla gia sentita prima.
(1449 Squinzano) arriva un'altra emittente, credo balcanica, con sottofondo RAI.
(1575 Genova Portofino) Si ascolta discretamente, piccolo sottofondo di altra emittente.
Saluti a tutti: Gianni Urso

Logs 29 marzo, A-09

7175 NO ID, 17:33-17:35, escuchada el 29 de marzo en idioma árabe a locutora con comentarios, probablemente se trate de Voice of Broad Masses 2 desde Asmara en Eritrea, SINPO 24432

ETIOPÍA 7110 Radio Etiopía, Addis Ababa-Gedja, 16:52-16:58, escuchada el 29 de marzo en idioma sin identificar a locutor con comentarios, emisión de música folklórica local, se aprecia fuertes interferencias de radioaficionados, SINPO 23442.

7165 Radio Etiopía, Addis Ababa-Gedja, 17:00-17:05, escuchada el 29 de marzo en francés a locutor con comentarios, segmento de música folklórica local, también se aprecia fuerte interferencia de radioaficionados, SINPO 23442

SUDAN 7200 Radio Omdurman, Al Fitahab, 17:06-17:10, escuchada el 29 de marzo en árabe a locutor con comentarios, emisión correspondiente a la emisión por Internet en:, referencias a "Bin Laden", saludo en árabe, SINPO 34443.


6300 Radio Nacional Saharaui, Rabouni, 17:25-17:30, escuchada el 29 de marzo con emisión de música folclórica local, se apreció inactiva o al menos no se consiguió captar en todo el sábado 28 de marzo, SINPO 34433

11530 Dengue Mezopotamya, 17:30-17:33, escuchada el 29 de marzo en curdo a locutor en conversación con invitado, probablemente con entrevista, SINPO 34433

13820 Ethiopeans For Democracy, 17:20-17:23, escuchada el 29 de marzo en idioma sin identificar a locutor con comentarios, SINPO 34443

13830 Sagalee Bilisummaa Oromoo, 17:23-17:25, escuchada el 29 de marzo en idioma sin identificar a locutora con comentarios, referencias a oromo, SINPO 34433

15350 Radio Bilal, 17:12-17:17, escuchada el 29 de marzo probablemente en amarico, locutora con comentarios, locutores con comentarios, se puede escuchar emisiones bajo demanda en el blog
emisión muy interferida por señal sin identificar, SINPO 23442

15350 Voice of Meselna-Delina, 17:37-17:41, escuchada el 29 de marzo en tigrilla a locutores con comentarios, sigue escuchándose la extraña señal, SINPO 33443
José Miguel Romero
Burjasot (Valencia)

Sangean ATS 909
Antena Radio Master A-108

Escuchas / Logs

9818,88 Radio Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo, SP, 1015-1022, March 28, Portuguese, religious programme: "Os Salmos, minha vida, minha oracao", 34433

8743U Bangkok Meteorological Radio, Bangkok, 1025-1028, March 28, English, Interval signal, announcement and traffic, 25342 //6765U with same SIMPO

6180 Radio Nacional de Venezuela, 1035-1040, March 28, spanish, DX programme: "Contacto con los Diexistas", ID as: "somos el Canal Internacional de Radio Nacional de Venezuela", ann. e-mail: 43433

Arnaldo Slaen, Argentina

Tips Roberto Pavanello

1494 29/3 11.10 France Bleu Frequenza Mora - Bastia IT Mediterradio buono
1503 28/3 17.10 R. Zavidovici - Bosniaco MX balcanica suff
1566 23/3 20.25 T.W.R. - Parakou Vern. Talk OM suff.
1602 23/3 21.57 R. Cartagena - SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
3900 27/3 20.20 R. Skyline Int. -
EE ID e MX buono
3900 28/3 23.45 R. Piepzender - EE ID e MX buono
3906 28/3 20.30 R. Optimod - EE ID e MX buono
3932 28/3 22.30 R. Bogusman -
EE ID e MX buono
5010 28/3 16.30 A.I.R. - Thirunvanathapuram Hindy nenia suff.
5035 28/3 05.15 R. Aparecida - PP MXZ buono
6295 29/3 09.00 R. Transatlantic Broadcast - Tedesco ID e special Harry Belafonte buono
7245 28/3 16.45 R. Mauritanie - Nouakchott Arabo MX buono
9504.9 28/3 23.25 R. Record - Sao Paulo PP intervista buono
9565 28/3 23.30 Super R. - Curitiba PP solito tizio buono
9790 29/3 09.05 AWR - Firenze IT Studio DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
11730 22/3 17.30 R. Pilipinas - Manila Filippino ID e NX suff.
11735 27/3 20.30 R. Tanzania - Zanzibar Swahili talk YL buono
11815 27/3 20.40 R. Brasil Central - Goiania PP MX suff.
15190 28/3 17.30 Voice of Nigeria - Lagos EE NX buono

Roberto Pavanello

Vercelli / Italia

Glenn Hauser logs March 24-29, 2009

** CHINA. 9000, Firedrake good at 1323 March 28, not on 8400 or 9300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910, Marfil Estéreo, March 27 at 0612, somewhat rough modulation in talk rather than musical segment. Speaker was enumerating several points, numbering 32, 33, finally stopped at #40; could these be additional Commandments? 0614 ID and into harp music. The roughness was caused by a slightly unstable carrier, as apparent with BFO on, but also messing with its own modulation with no BFO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. RHC does it again! Portuguese late at night, while it is not scheduled any later than 2400 UT on other frequencies. March 29 at 0508 on 5965, news about Paraguay, Cuba, 0510 RHC ID in Portuguese; and // clear 9600. On 5965 Habana was atop a 3-way collision with REE/Costa Rica, and presumed Vatican. Next check at 0549, both 5965 and 9600 RHC were off.

Per RHC`s own schedule at
5965 and 9600 in Spanish end at 0500. Perhaps transmitter op neglected to turn 5965 and 9600 off, and the program feed line for some unknown reason contains Portuguese at this hour, not the first time it has appeared totally off-schedule for SW. Meanwhile, at 0509 I confirmed RHC English frequencies were nominal on 6000, 6060 and 6140.

Vatican and REE/CR already collide 0400-0805 on 5965 per B-08 schedule, until 0705 on A-09 schedule, with Vatican making a beam switch from 10 to 330 degrees at 0540 in winter, 0440 in summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI still on 9525 in A-09, English during the 1300 hour, clear and good with some hum, March 29 at 1352 playing an ABBA-inspired song in uncertain language, English ID, Sound of Dignity. Ruined at *1357 by CRI musical prélude, tho VOI somewhat on top during following hour in Malay. The two were producing a fast SAH, maybe 20 Hz, indicating both are quite close to 9525.0. It so happened that Brandon Jordan was running Perseus SDR at the time, showing VOI on 9524.968 and CRI on 9524.996, i.e. 28 Hz apart! CRI Russian is 37 degrees from Shijiazhuang, thus onward to NAm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. Already gone, the superb 7335 Guiana French relay of VOR in English, UT March 29 at 0355 check; I did find VOR in Spanish on 7395 with a good but fadey signal; 0359 announced that the following hour would be on ``31 metros`` --- no specific frequency; then IS, and started another hour in Spanish, STILL on 7395 and still claiming to be on ``31 metros`` only! What do they know in the studio? Their A-09 sked for Spanish really shows 0400-0500 on 7395, 9945 and 9880, but the latter two were inaudible here. 7395 is not registered at all for this transmission, so what is the site? Possibly a relay abroad as it was audible well enough here.

What about English? The ONLY frequency to N America now on their schedule at 0400-0600 is 13775, but that was also inaudible. It`s registered only until 0500, 250 kW at 50 degrees from Vladivostok, and we know how inferior Vlad is compared to Pet-Kam in serving W&C NAm. VOR has made major reduxions in its SW broadcasts, which they are touting as improvements!

13870 in Russian conversation, March 29 at 1320 past 1332, fair with flutter. What does PWBR `2009` say? Nothing. 13870 for A-09 is VOR in Russian at 1400-1800, 250 kW, 190 degrees from a Moscow site, and is the `highest` 13 MHz broadcast frequency in use; later also by IBB Germany at 1730-1930 to Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. You guessed it --- VOT via Sackville 7325 still in Turkish instead of correct English, at 0403 UT check March 27. No, I don`t expect anyone to publish every single follow-up logging like this, but I am keeping track for the record of Turcanada`s grand SNAFU.

Also UT March 28 at 0410: Turkish. UT March 29 at 0350, nothing on air yet; 0415 and 0459* -- Turkish, as Sackville had still not switched to the A-09 schedule when this broadcast is supposed to be at 0300-0359. But hopes are dim that it will axually be in English, as it seems no one at TRT or RCI cares enough about the LISTENER to fix this month-long mistake.

VOT confirmed on new A-09 frequency 15450, for 1230-1322v English to Europe and thence toward NAm, March 29 at 1316, fair with Turkish music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Lum & Abner on 780, UT Friday March 27 at 0548, which I can only assume is the OTR show from WBBM, quite a timewarp and a respite from current `news`. Had a low rumbling het too, I suppose from some Mexican or other LA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Thanks to the flood in Fargo, I figured I would at last have a chance to hear the new WZFG-1100, which has a 50 kW day rig from its site in Minnesota, but very low power normally at night. Sure enough, March 27 at 0552 UT, there it was with live coverage, giving phone 271-1100, e-mail and toll-free 1-888-598-8464, also slogan ``Talk Radio The Flag, AM-1100``. At first it was dominating the frequency; then I had to easily null WTAM-1100 Cleveland OH as it faded back up, a slow SAH with it. By 0558 IBOC from KFAB-1110 Omaha NE was bothering 1100, almost the same direxion from here; discussing areas which are to be evacuated. 0559 legal ID ``WZFG, Dilworth-Fargo-Moorhead, USA``, 0600 Fox `News` Radio, leading with their own local story. By 0602 KFAB IBOC was blocking WZFG. There ought to be a law.

Meanwhile I was checking the other Fargo, and Bismarck frequencies, but could not pull anything floody or identifiable out of the QRM on 550, 790, 970, 1130; or 1200 where KFNW also has a 50 kW day rig; just WOAI heard. No doubt the 50 kW-at-night from WZFG will continue for the duration of the emergency the next few days. There had been a number of reports of KFGO-790 getting out on 5 kW non-direxional day power at night, rather than shooting it all northward at night. CBW-990 is another station to keep an ear on, as they are worried in Winnipeg, barely mentioned in US media coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. A-09 schedule shows WHRA at 0500-0700 on 7390, 75 degrees across Iberia; nevertheless, I heard a sign-on from WHRI at 0459 March 29 on 7390. The problem is, 7390 collides with Tirana which starts its non-direxional Albanian service to Europe at 0630. If it`s really a WHRI transmitter it would be less harmful in Europe, aimed at some other direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Correxion to previous item where I repeated the frequency instead of the time: Earlier heard lite squeal on WWCR-1 when using 7465. Now heard also on same transmitter when on 3215, March 24 at 0547 during talkshow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Sunday March 29 check of the ``Aló, Presidente`` service via Cuba: after Cuban NA, softer-gentler version, 13750 signed on at 1404; RHC announcer mentioned that Chávez goes as late as ``5 pm`` (tho RHC SW coverage stops before 2000 UT, I think), and starts at 11:30 am = 1530 UT. Nevertheless, RHC presents a sesquihour of lead-in programming starting with Mundo 7, at 1407. 13750 was usual VG signal, and also audible on much weaker 13680, nothing on 11875 yet, and 11690 only with HCJB. At 1412 found poor signal on 17750; at 1414 11690 now on making 5 Hz SAH with poor HCJB, and still no 11875 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. VOV, 6175 via Canada, nice Vietnamese music at 0505 March 29 marred by irregular audio dropouts of a split second each, averaging about ten per minute. Weakest link syndrome (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

ASCENSION   BBCWS Relay   17830  1806  English  333  March 24  YL with news items and some updates.

BOTSWANA   VOA Relay   17895  1805  English  433  March 24  OM with comments on International Aid programs. OM with VOA ID as VOA NEWS 1806.

CANADA   Radio Canada Intl-RCI   17790  1810  English  433  March 24  Pop music. YL with comments on Human Rights in Africa.

CHINA   XPBS   7385  1805  Chinese  333  March 26  OM with comments.

CHINA   Music Jammer   7415  1808  333  March 26  Drum Music Jamming.

RAWANDA   Voice of Germany Relay-DW   15215  1825  German  333  March 24  OM with comments.

SPAIN   Radio Exterior Espana-REE   17715  1814  Spanish  333  March 24  Pop music vocals. OM with comments 1819, plus a YL at times.

UNITED STATES, Florida   Family Radio   21455  1800  German  333  March 24  OM with ID and comments.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

Radio Barones

Radio Barones ora sui 1640 khz con un segnale splendido qui a Ginevra, S9+10 (-66 dBm) sul Perseus, sembra una broadcasting vera :-)

Altri segnali pirata anche sui 1658, 1650, 1671 , 1690 ma decisamente piu' bassi e con audio bruttino

Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

sabato 28 marzo 2009

6025 NO ID, árabe.

6025 NO ID, 21:50-22:01, escuchada el 28 de marzo en árabe a locutor con comentarios, especie de proclamas, cánticos sin música, la emisión no corresponde con Radio Algerienne en 5865, emisión musical, me recuerda a Al-Quds TV, intento conectarme vía Internet,, pero el audio no se abre, SINPO 44444

GRECIA 7450 Radio Makedonias, Avlis, 21:21-21:25, escuchada el 28 de marzo en griego con emisión de música pop y folk local, SINPO 45554

MARRUECOS 5980 RTV Marocaine, Nador, 21:45-21:50, escuchada el 28 de marzo en árabe con emisión de música pop local, SINPO 45544

RUSIA 5940 Voice of Rusia, Samara, 21:35-21:45, escuchada el 28 de marzo en español con reportaje sobre el 70 aniversario del final de la Guerra Civil Española, recordatorio a los brigadistas por la lucha contra el fascismo, comentarios de una superviviente rusa, antigua interprete del cuerpo de Aviación, ex brigadista rusa, "Adelina", SINPO 45454

7340 Voice of Rusia, Novosibirsk-Oyash, 21:26-21:35, escuchada el 28 de marzo en español a locutor con noticias, resultado del partido de fútbol entre Rusia 2 - Azerbaiyán 0, música de sintonía, reportaje sobre el 70 aniversario del fin de la Guerra Civil Española que se conmemora el próximo 1 de abril, SINPO 44444


ARMENIA 7550 Open Radio North Korea, Yerevan-Gavar, 21:15-21:20, escuchada el 28 de marzo en coreano a locutora presentando temas musicales, piezas pop melódicas, SINPO 24432

José Miguel Romero
Burjasot (Valencia)

Sangean ATS 909
Antena Radio Master A-108

6220 RTE Radio 1??, 28 mar 09, inglés.

GUINEA ECUATORIAL 15190 Radio África, Bata, 17:00-17:15, escuchada el 28 de marzo en inglés y dialecto africano sin identificar, locutor con ID, comentarios, dialogo en dialecto africano entre dos personas, SINPO 25432

NIGERIA 15120 Voice of Nigeria, Ikorodu, 17:29-17:35, escuchada el 28 de marzo en inglés a locutor con noticias, referencias a un "Parlamento y Muhamed Abbas", SINPO 45444

SUDÁFRICA?? 6220 RTE Radio 1??, Meyerton, 19:55-20:08, escuchada el 28 de marzo en inglés a locutor y locutora con comentarios, entrevista a invitado, se le escucha con una modulación deficiente, probablemente conversación telefónica, SINPO 35443


6870 Playback Int., 18:35-18:45, escuchada el 28 de marzo en inglés a locutor con comentarios en programa musical, emisión música disco-dance, SINPO 44444


UKR 6617 RFFQ Kiev Volmet, 18:25 UTC, 28/03/2008, locutora en ucraniano con datos de temperaturas, SIO 343.

José Miguel Romero
Burjasot (Valencia)

Sangean ATS 909
Antena Radio Master A-108

VOIRI in italiano

Con un giorno di anticipo la VOIRI è passata alla nuova frequenza che sarà utilizzata per la trasmissione serale, i 5910 Khz. Immutati i 7380 in parallelo.

Ascolti italiani MW

Stamattina mi sono messo ad ascoltare anche io i segnali onde medie "italiani" che arrivano qui a Ginevra, ecco le stazioni ricevute alle 6:20 UTC, (in verita' a quell'ora dormivo.. il Perseus invece era sveglio e ben programmato) con antenna Loop H101

567 Bologna Budrio
657 Torino Eremo
819 Trieste
900 Milano Siziano
1062 Ancona Montagnolo
1116 Cuneo Tetti Pesio + Aosta
1143 Sassari
1431 Foggia
1449 Squinzano
1575 Genova Portofino

p.s. domani ci sara' da controllare i 49 metri, infatti le broadcasting si dovrebbero spostare tutte sopra i 7200 khz
Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

Voce di Russia in italiano in DRM

           Ogni sera dalle 19 alle 20 , ora italiana, "La Voce della Russia" manda in onda un programma della durata di un'ora  in lingua italiana.  Dal 29 marzo del 2009 la nostra radio comincia a  trasmettere in digitale.

           Potete ascoltare la replica di questa nostra trasmissione dalle 23.30 alle 00.30, sempre ora italiana, sulle onde medie. Dalle 23.00 alle 24.00 potete ascoltarci "in diretta" in Internet.

           Il programma include notizie, commenti, interviste, corrispondenze, servizi sulla vita in Russia, su temi internazionali, sulla scienza, cultura, storia, ecologia.

           La trasmissione delle ore 19 viene irradiata sulle onde di metri: 25 e 31 corrispondenti alle frequenze di 11745 e 9880 kHz, quest'ultima in digitale,  mentre la trasmissione delle 23 e 30 potete ascoltarla sull'onda media di metri 194 pari alla frequenza di 1548 kHz.

           Gentili ascoltatori, per favore, parlate delle nostre trasmissioni ai vostri amici e conoscenti, a tutti coloro che vorrebbero essere meglio informati sulla vita in Russia.

           Vi ringraziamo dell'attenzione, vi auguriamo buon ascolto e a risentirci sulle onde della "Voce della Russia"! 

A new 100 KW short wave transmitter has been installed in Pakistan

Pursuing the task to educate, entertain and inform the public about policies of democratic government, Radio Pakistan during last one year has brought them in stream on all major issues and accommodated their aspirations on major national and international issues.

This medium of information round-the-clock accorded extensive coverage to the initiatives of present government and helped foster its policies to develop the social and economic sectors and its resolve to improve the condition of the commonman in its national and regional programmes.

According to information, the PPP led coalition has completed its first year in government and during the period Radio Pakistan highlighted its various initiatives such as 100 days programmes, energy saving campaign, measures to overcome the food crisis, expansion of utility stores network and facilities, improvement in law and order situation and war against terrorism.

The role of Radio Pakistan in highlighting the steps taken by the government to ensure freedom of electronic and print media,  stability of democracy, creating harmony among the provinces, strengthening of the institutions, achievement in Foreign Policy and Prime Minister's visits abroad also commendable.

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani unveiled his 100 days plan in the parliament, focusing on giving immediate relief to people for food, electricity and water etc. Radio Pakistan highlighted these priorities of the government in its national and regional programmes.

The wave of terrorism also got special attention in the programmes broadcast to draw the attention of the listeners towards this menace and to counter it with courage.

PBC's religious service also contributed a lot to educate the people on the true spirit of Islam, the importance of moderation and enlightenment.

During the year, special attention to the youth community was another factor amongst the broad-based activities to educate and attract this vital element in the fold of national development and their responsibilities as the true heirs of the country.

The importance of women folk, their role in the society and the development activities of the countries, in line with the policy of the government, was also of prime focus in programmes broadcast for this section of the society.

During the period, role played by the government to improve lot of women, youth, peasants and labourers was vigorously portrayed in different programmes meant for those vital segments of the society.

PBC also presented programmes for overseas Pakistanis in its world service and for listeners in other countries on implementation of government policies and dissemination of information and projection of image of the country.

An exclusive current affairs channel, national broadcasting service, operating 17 hours daily to inform the masses on current affairs situation was also inaugurated. PBC also arranged Station Directors' Conference which reviewed the entire programming of the corporation and approved a new community broadcasting vision.

During the period, Radio Pakistan gave equal opportunity to government and opposition leaders to present their point of views on different issues. PBC also started a five minutes local Sindhi bulletin from Larkana.

The news Wing of PBC is putting on air 120 news bulletins daily in National, Regional, and External, Sports, Business, Weather, District and Local News areas.  PBC News also projected the social welfare schemes of PPP led government including Benazir Income Support Programme and other development projects.

A new 100 KW short wave transmitter has been installed and commissioned at Rawat, Islamabad to augment World & External services of PBC targeted to various regions of the world.

An FM radio station has been commissioned at Bhit Shah, Sindh and put on air to provide community broadcast services in the town.

Five major stations including National Broadcasting House, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta have been connected through Intranet system to ensure audio and text file sharing.

A computerized remote access system has been evolved for the first time ever by PBC engineers by which the FM transmitter housed at the rooftop of National Broadcasting House (NBH), Islamabad is being remotely controlled and monitored from the Master Control Room housed in the studio area at the basement of the building. (by Associated Press in Pakistan via Arnaldo Slaen)

VOA wins powerful base for broadcasts into N.Korea

Voice of America has boosted its radio broadcasts into North Korea this year by transmitting from Seoul with support from a South Korean president who has taken a hard-line stance against the reclusive communist regime.President Lee Myung-bak's administration is allowing the U.S. government-funded broadcaster to use transmission equipment in South Korea to send its dispatches into the North for the first time since the 1970s.

That makes the signal much clearer than VOA's long-running shortwave broadcasts from far-flung stations in the Philippines, Thailand and the South Pacific island of Saipan. Moreover, it's an AM signal, so listening in doesn't require a shortwave radio.

"Radio can play a big role in changing people," said Kim Dae-sung, who fled the North in 2000 and is now a reporter at Free North Korea Radio, a shortwave radio broadcaster in Seoul. "Even if it's simply news, it's something that North Koreans have never heard of."

Still, the move could be seen as yet more provocative policymaking by a government already at loggerheads with the North over Lee's tough policy on Pyongyang, and comes at a time of heightened regional tensions over North Korea's plans to launch a rocket early next month. Nuclear envoys from South Korea and Japan flew to Washington for talks Friday with top U.S. diplomats about North Korea.

"North Korea will see this as meaning that the South's government is trying to overthrow the regime by uniting strength with U.S. hard-liners," said Paik Hak-soon, an analyst at the private Sejong Institute think tank outside Seoul.

Information control buttresses North Korea's autocratic rule. Radios in the country come with prefixed channels that receive only government signals brimming with propaganda and praise for leader Kim Jong Il.

But some listen to outside broadcasts using radios smuggled in from China or by removing the frequency jammers on their state-issued radios, despite the risk of harsh punishment, including incarceration in North Korea's notoriously grim political prison camps.

VOA, founded in 1942 with a broadcast in German, now has programs in 45 languages. During the Cold War, it targeted listeners in totalitarian states. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, it has focused on countries where radio and TV news is government-controlled and outside news sources are banned.

Since Jan. 1, VOA has been using the antenna facilities of the Far East Broadcasting Company-Korea, a Christian evangelical radio station, for half of its three-hour nighttime broadcast into the North. The antenna is only 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the border.

"I think it's getting deeper into the North in better quality," said Park Se-kyung, head of the Northeast Asian Broadcasting Institute, an association of radio experts monitoring broadcasts in the region.

The broadcast is mainly news, with a focus on North Korea, such as its ongoing nuclear standoff with the United States and other nations.

South Korea prohibited VOA from broadcasting from its soil for carrying a 1973 report on the kidnapping of Kim Dae-jung, then a leading South Korean dissident. The authoritarian Seoul government at the time is widely believed to have been behind the abduction.

Upon becoming president of democratic South Korea in 1998, Kim ushered in a "sunshine policy" toward the North that called for cooperation and engagement. The warming of relations won him the Nobel Peace Prize.

But President Lee has taken a far tougher line on North Korea since taking office in February 2008, a stance that has opened the way for VOA to resume transmissions from the South.

Some radio experts say VOA's arrangement with the Christian station violates a South Korean ban on broadcasters relaying foreign signals.

But Kim Jung-tae, an official with the Korea Communications Commission, justifies his agency's decision to allow the VOA broadcast on the grounds that local networks are allowed to fill up to 20 percent of their airtime with foreign programming.

Joan Mower, VOA's public relations director in Washington, D.C., described the project as "a routine arrangement, similar to thousands of other arrangements VOA has worldwide."

Broadcasting via South Korea helps VOA "expand its reach to audiences inside North Korea," she said by e-mail.

Reporters Without Borders announced this week that the France-based media watchdog group and the European Union will support three Seoul-based radio stations targeting North Korea, including Free North Korea Radio, with about 400 million won ($290,000).

"These radios are one of the few hopes to create a real evolution in the country. Without that, the North Koreans don't know what is going on in the world and they don't know even what is going on in their own country," said Vincent Brossel of Reporters Without Borders.

North Korea condemns such broadcasts as "U.S. psychological warfare" and often jams the signals. So far, it has not interfered with VOA's new AM broadcast, said radio expert Park. Doing so requires more equipment than blocking shortwave signals, and the fact that North Korea isn't doing so may indicate the North is struggling economically, he said.

Park said he supports the broadcasts.

"North Korean people have the right to information," he said. "Providing correct information to people in a closed nation is what democratic nations should do."

Associated Press writer Kwang-tae Kim contributed to this report.

(by Voice of America via Arnaldo Slaen)

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Shepparton   15230  2240  English  333  March 23  YL and OM in a conversation. OM with Radio Australia ID 2241. Wx report for Singapore and other locations along the Pacific Rim.

BONAIRE   Radio Netherlands Relay-RNI   15315  2245  Dutch  333  March 23  Two OMs chatting with each other.

CANADA   China Radio Intl Relay-CRI   13700  2235  Spanish  333  March 23  OM with comments.

CHINA   The Music Jammer   7415  1742  433  March 23  The usual Drum music Jamming Radio Free Asia-RFA. //7445[444], 9355[444]. 9435[333] and 11945[444]. All the above Jamming Radio Free Asia-RFA.

CHINA   China Radio Intl-CRI   9685  1756  Chinese  333  March 23  OM with ongoing comments.

JAPAN   Radio Japan-NHK   9835  1805  Japanese  444  March 23  OM with comments. Female Choir music 1808. OM with vocal music 1813. OM with comments 1817.
KOREA, North   Korean Central BS   9335  1745  Korean  444  March 23  YL with comments. National Anthem 1748. Off the air 1749.

UNITED STATES   WTJC-North Carolina   9370  2313  English  333  March 22  OM Choir music and then YL choir music.  

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

ASCENSION BBCWS Relay 15400 2150 English 333 March 22 Two OMs with comments.
AUSTRALIA Radio Australia-Shepparton 15515 2147 English 333 March 22 YL and OM with comments on Hell's Angels effects on tourism.
BONAIRE Radio Netherlands Relay-RNI 17885 2130 Dutch 444 March 22 OM with ID and Freq announcements. OM with news items 2135. //15315 [333].
CANADA China Radio Intl-CRI 13700 2203 Spanish 333 March 22 YL with comments.
COSTA RICA Radio Espana Exterior Relay-REE 17850 2137 Spanish 333 March 22 Two OMs with comments at a sports event. Then two OMs with comments plus a YL 2235.
NEW ZEALAND Radio New Zealand Intl-RNZI 17675 2140 English 333 March 22 YL with Pacific Correspondant program. Two YLs comments on Pres Obama and the local economy in the USA. //15720[232].
MARIANAS, North Radio Free Asia-RFA 13745 2158 Chinese 232 March 22 YL with comments. Time Pips and off the air 2200.
UNKNOWN Unknown Station 12040 2208 Spanish 444 March 22 Two OMs at a sports event [Soccer??]. Venezuela mentioned often. Program mixing with HCJB in German 2254.
Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

venerdì 27 marzo 2009

Geophysical Alert Message (WWV)

:Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt
:Issued: 2009 Mar 27 2100 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction
Center #
# Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 27 March follow.
Solar flux 72 and estimated mid-latitude A-Index 3.
The mid-latitude K-index at 2100 UTC on 27 March was 2 (10 nT).

No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.

No space weather storms are expected for the next 24 hours.

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

CANADA Radio Canada Intl-RCI 11990 2259 Spanish 444 March 21 IS and Sign-on by an OM. Then YL with comments and OM with vocal music 2308.

CANADA China Radio Intl-CRI Relay 11970 2312 English 444 March 21 OM with CRI News. YL with comments on the economic stimulus plans in the USA.

CHINA Radio Canada Relay-RCI 11975 2314 Chinese 333 March 21 YL and OM with comments.

CHINA China Radio Intl-CRI 11885 0002 English 322 March 22 OM with headlines from Around the World. QRM via Family Radio in Spanish on the same frequency.

CHINA China Radio Intl-CRI 11845 0006 Chinese 333 March 22 OM with comments.

CHINA China Radio Intl-CRI 11790 0011 English 433 March 22 OM with comments on World Diseases.

JAPAN Radio Japan-NHK 11910 2320 Japanese 433 March 21 Classical Piano. YL ancr 2328. More classical music 2330. All excelent music for me!! OM 2337 with more piano music. Vocal opera music by a YL 2349. OM with NHK ID 2359 and S/off. //17605[444]via Bonaire and 11665[444] Japan.

MADAGASCAR China Radio Intl-CRI 11820 0009 Chinese 433 March 22 OM with comments. MacKenzie-CA.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

giovedì 26 marzo 2009

Glenn Hauser logs March 24-26, 2009

** INDIA. 15050, AIR Sinhala service, poor and fluttery, March 25 1454 with chanting usually heard at this hour. Gives the impression of something religious, but surely that would be out of bounds for a state broadcaster from one multi-religion country to another. This is 100 kW, 174 degrees at 1300-1500 from Delhi (Kingsway) site, per Aoki, so am I getting it long path or short path? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Dutch on 6225, March 25 at 0517; therefore must be from RNW, and not via Netherlands. Is leapfrog mixing product at Bonaire of RN Dutch 6165 over NHK Spanish relay on 6195. Could not make out any Spanish mixing on 6225, nor was Cuban leapfrog on 6220 audible at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. I could hardly believe my ears: the ``liberal`` Ed Schultz talk show on an OK station? There he is on 1600, March 26 at 2107 UT talking about how he`s about to get flooded out of Fargo. Usual daytime groundwave signal from KUSH in Cushing, but to be positive, I got a local ad and ID at 2159-2200; around 2208 they were doing local news or PSAs – hard to tell which. Toward the end of the previous hour Schultz had David Schuster on, for whom he substituted on MSNBC`s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this Monday, I think, and Schultz is going back to guest there on Friday.

During the hour, QRM increased from KRVA 1600 in The Metroplex, with a 190/minute SAH (3.17 Hz), in Vietnamese, and also a slight audible het from elsewhere I have yet to nail down.

Meanwhile I noticed a gaping hole on 1580 with semi-local KOKB Blackwell OK off the air at 2107 and still past 2200. Is it really off? At 2201 checked 1020 for normally // KOKP Perry OK, and briefly they were, with a reverb in Talksports Network, but that must have been something else, as not // a minute later when KOKP was doing a Ponca City commercial; and at 2205, 1580 had weather without any local references heard, and then ID as ``The Sports Hog, 103.1 and 1580 AM`` so despite reference to Oklahoma City, a later one to Arkansas clinched this as KKHG Van Buren AR, listed as sports format in NRC AM Log, but lacking the 103.1 and slogan info. I understand some Arkansas sillyballgame team is porcine, and they`re proud of it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. Tuning across 19m, March 25 at 1505, noted Qur`an on 15225, reminding me to check the stronger // 15435. When I got there at 1506, there was nothing, then a few seconds later it popped on accompanied by the big frying buzz. If only the poor muezzin knew what BSKSA is doing to his art (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 7325, March 24 at 0402, woman speaking Turkish from VOT instead of English via Canada.

VOT, 7325 via Canada, still in Turkish instead of English at 0415 check March 25. And around 0405, 0415 March 26 --- just happened to hear music then, but I assume if English service would have been talking news at least at 0405.

Hey, what am I doing? I enjoy that Turkish music more than most of their English talk which is far too scripted and/or hurriedly accented. But I am afraid that talk in Turkish communicates little to me (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1453, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Earlier heard lite squeal on WWCR-1 when using 7465. Now heard also on same transmitter when on 3215, March 24 at 3215 during talkshow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11705, VOA news in English with report from Beijing, March 26 at 1307, under big crackling open carrier, which I assume is Cuba not having turned off the Venezuelan relay transmitter at 1300. From 1315 this would also be colliding with NHK Yamata (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13935-13960 approx. OTH radar pulses, presumed, March 24 at 1354. 13955-13980, OTH radar pulses, approx. range covered at 1452 March 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 14000, very strong open carrier, March 25 at 1452-1453* and fading slightly, acting as BFO for weak ham CW on hi side. This could also have been a ham transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Voz de Rusia, Español. A-09

Voz de Rusia, Español. A-09

5920 Voz de Rusia 2000-2100 Diaria Español
7310 Voz de Rusia 2000-2100 Diaria Español
7440 Voz de Rusia 2000-2100 Diaria Español
11510 Voz de Rusia 0000-0100 Diaria Español
9880 Voz de Rusia 0000-0100 Diaria Español
9810 Voz de Rusia 0000-0100 Diaria Español
7300 Voz de Rusia 0000-0100 Diaria Español
11510 Voz de Rusia 0100-0200 Diaria Español
9880 Voz de Rusia 0100-0200 Diaria Español
9810 Voz de Rusia 0100-0200 Diaria Español
7300 Voz de Rusia 0100-0200 Diaria Español
9880 Voz de Rusia 0200-0300 Diaria Español
9945 Voz de Rusia 0200-0300 Diaria Español
7300 Voz de Rusia 0200-0300 Diaria Español
7395 Voz de Rusia 0200-0300 Diaria Español
9880 Voz de Rusia 0300-0400 Diaria Español
9945 Voz de Rusia 0300-0400 Diaria Español
7300 Voz de Rusia 0300-0400 Diaria Español
7395 Voz de Rusia 0300-0400 Diaria Español
7395 Voz de Rusia 0400-0500 Diaria Español
9945 Voz de Rusia 0400-0500 Diaria Español
9880 Voz de Rusia 0400-0500 Diaria Español

AIR Radio - Nuove Frequenze

Un'interessante news sul cambio di frequenza delle stazioni indiane dell'AIR dopo il 29 marzo:

All India Radio to change frequency

From 29 March 2009, All India Radio (AIR) and other broadcasting stations will be moving away from the 7100-7200 kHz band as per WRC 2003 decisions to pave the way for extension of the 40-metre Amateur Radio band.

The old and new frequencies of AIR is as follows.

      Old kHz     Station   New kHz

  • 7105  Lucknow    7440
  • 7115  Port Blair   7390
  • 7120  Jaipur        7325
  • 7130  Shillong     7315
  • 7140  Hyderabad  7420
  • 7150  Imphal      7335
  • 7160  Chennai     7380
  • 7180  Bhopal      7430

These frequencies are used at various times in day time, say from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. The frequencies between 7100 to 7120 kHz were used by AIR and other broadcast stations for decades and used to help me (and others?) as beacons to tune to the 40 meter Amateur Band while using old analog radios when I was an SWL many years back.

Let us hope that the WPC allots the 7100-7200 kHz segment to Indian Hams at the earliest.


Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
National Institute of Amateur Radio
Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500082, India

Telefax: 91-40-23310287
Cell: 94416 96043

Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

martedì 24 marzo 2009


DX MIX NEWS # 565                                             24 March 2009
ALBANIA    Summer A-09 schedule of Radio Tirana
0630-0800 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / 338 deg to WeEu
0630-0800 on  7390 SHI 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu
0801-0900 on  1395 FLA 500 kW / 033 deg to WeEu
0801-0900 on  7390 SHI 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu
1400-1530 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / non-dir to WeEu
2030-2200 on  6165 SHI 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu
2030-2200 on  9345 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to WeEu
2300-0030 on  7425 SHI 100 kW / 300 deg to NoAm
2300-0030 on  9345 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
0030-0045 on  9345 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
0145-0200 on  7425 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
0230-0300 on  7425 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
0330-0400 on  7425 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
1430-1500 on 13625 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
1845-1900 on  7430 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to U.K.
1845-1900 on 13640 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
2000-2030 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to U.K.
2000-2030 on 13640 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to NoAm
1805-1835 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / 338 deg to Germany
1931-2000 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to Germany
1545-1600 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / non-dir to Greece
1730-1800 on  7430 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to France
1901-1930 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to France
1800-1830 on  7430 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to Italy
1901-1930 on  7430 SHI 100 kW / 300 deg to Italy
1800-1815 on  6145 SHI 100 kW / non-dir to Serbia
2015-2030 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / 004 deg to Serbia
1530-1545 on  1458 FLA 500 kW / non-dir to Turkey

FRANCE/ALGERIA   Summer A-09 of RTAlgeria Holy Qura'n in Arabic via TDF
0400-0457 on  5865 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CeEaAf till May 2&from Sep 6
0400-0457 on  7295 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CeEaAf from May 3 till Sep 5
0500-0557 on  5865 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NoWeAf till May 2&from Sep 6
0500-0557 on  7295 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NoWeAf from May 3 till Sep 5
0500-0557 on  7295 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CeEaAf till May 2&from Sep 6
0500-0557 on  9535 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CeEaAf from May 3 till Sep 5
0600-0657 on  7295 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NoWeAf till May 2&from Sep 6
0600-0657 on  9535 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NoWeAf from May 3 till Sep 5
1800-1857 on 11775 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CeEaAf
1900-1957 on  9375 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CeEaAf till May 2&from Sep 6
1900-1957 on 11775 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CeEaAf from May 3 till Sep 5
2000-2057 on  7495 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NoWeAf till May 2&from Sep 6
2000-2057 on  9375 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NoWeAf from May 3 till Sep 5
2100-2157 on  7495 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CeEaAf
2100-2257 on  5875 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NoWeAf

FRANCE/TAIWAN    Summer A-09 of Radio Taiwan International via TDF:
1400-1500 on 15225 ISS 500 kW / 060 deg Russian to RUS
1600-1700 on 13840 ISS 500 kW / 085 deg English to SoAs
1700-1800 on 11705 ISS 500 kW / 055 deg Russian to RUS
1700-1800 on 15690 ISS 500 kW / 160 deg English to SoAf
1800-1900 on  6155 ISS 250 kW / 345 deg English to U.K.
1900-2000 on 11755 ISS 500 kW / 190 deg French  to NoAf
2000-2100 on  3965 ISS 250 kW / 215 deg Spanish to SoEu
2100-2200 on  3965 ISS 250 kW / 050 deg German  to WeEu
0200-0300 on  9840 GUF 500 kW / 195 deg Spanish to SoAm


Grazie ad un articolo pubblicato su ho scoperto l'esistenza di un nuovo software per poter ricevere sul proprio personal computer le tramissioni digitali in stardard DRM. Il software si chiama SoDiRa ed è stato realizzato dal radioamatore tedesco Bernd Reiser.

Sul mio sito ho realizzato una pagina con alcune schermate del software che mostrano la ricezione di segnali DRM in onde medie e corte

Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

Ultimas escuchas

ARMENIA 7530 Radio Free North Korea, Yerevan-Gavar, 19:17-19:22, escuchada el 17 de marzo en coreano a locutor con comentarios, locutora con comentarios, SINPO 44433

CHINA 3950 PBS Xinjiang, Urumqui, 00:42-00:45, escuchada el 24 de marzo en chino a locutor y locutora con comentarios, posiblemente boletín de noticias, SINPO 24422

3990 PBS Xinjiang, Urumqui, 00:22-00:28, escuchada el 24 de marzo en Uighur, locutor y locutora con comentarios acompañados por fragmentos musicales, segmento musical, SINPO 24432

5060 PBS Xinjiang, Urumqui, 00:48-00:50, escuchada el 24 de marzo en chino a locutor y locutora con comentarios y segmentos musicales, emisión en paralelo por 3950, cuñas publicitarias, SINPO 24432

DJIBOUTI 4780 Radio Djibouti, Djibouti, 20:57-21:03, escuchada el 19 de marzo probablemente en afar a locutora con comentarios y emisión de música afropop, despedida y emisión del himno nacional, SINPO 34433

KIGUISTÁN 4010 Kyrgyz Radio 1, Bishkek, 00:28-00:37, escuchada el 24 de marzo en idioma Kirguiz, a locutor con comentarios, entrevista o conversación con invitado, SINPO 24322

4050 Radio Rossii, Bishkek, 00:37-00:41, escuchada el 24 de marzo en idioma ruso, locutor con comentarios y segmento musical, SINPO 24322

UCRANIA 7510 Radio Ukraine Int., Kharkov, 19:25-19:27, escuchada el 17 de marzo en ucraniano a locutora con comentarios y con ID "Radio Ukraina", locutor presentándose "Al micrófono...Radio Ukraina..", comentarios, SINPO 44433

7540 Dengue Mezopotamya, 19:23-19:25, escuchada el 17 de marzo en kurdo con emisión de música folklórica local, SINPO 34433

José Miguel Romero
Burjasot (Valencia)

Sangean ATS 909
Antena Radio Master A-108

lunedì 23 marzo 2009

Glenn Hauser logs March 23, 2009

** BURMA [non]. 9670, March 23 at 1333, disco music with heavy beat of 120 per minute, then talk in Burmese, so that`s R. Free Asia via Tinian as scheduled at 1330-1400 only. It`s preceded on 9670 by BBC Indonesian via Singapore and followed by VOA Tibetan via Thailand (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake on 8400 and 9000, March 23 around 1330 were fairly good, but noticeably weaker at 1415 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. It`s incredible how CRI gets the worst of the transmitters in Cuba for its relays, never up to decent modulation quality, and puts up with this year after year. Of course the units may have been provided as aid and/or run by Chinese techs. What a loss of face! March 23 at 1340 in English on 9570, only peaks of modulation were audible, and those were distorted. Wiggle something! Or get a refund (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9870, on AIR VBS, not only the music but the mixed-language ads are fun to listen to: March 23 at 1414, ``Drive to the nearest Indian Oil outlet --- and win exciting prizes!``, then a march tune. Fair reception, and much better than 9425 National Channel, only poor at 1418 but as far as I could tell the modulation was OK, unlike last time I checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9525, good reception March 23 during English hour at 1342, but the better the signal, the better the hum comes thru too. Indonesian words were being translated, but a printed text needed. Jack and Anna were discussing ``What do you usually do on Sunday? --- I usually go to the beach with my friends.`` Must be a lot of beaches in that archipelago. Next program following ``Let`s Learn Bahasa Indonesia`` at 1346 was ``Music Corner``. At first there was ACI from a 9530 station, but by 1353 some spikes from a station breaking up on 9520 were more problematic. Per Aoki, 9530 is Chicom jamming plus VOA Chinese via Tinang, and 9520 is R. Veritas Asia, also Philippines, in Sinhala which does not come on until 1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [non]. 5895, looking for R. Mada, at 0420 March 23, but not a chance with WWCR 5890 up to usual super-strength. Occasionally we get ``long skip`` instead and WWCR weakens, this late at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 7325, VOT via Sackville, yet another day still in Turkish instead of correct English, March 23 at 0420 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7457-USB, Air Force MARS Net, NCS now with new callsign AFD4TN, with the best signal by far, mostly weak check-ins at 1420 March 23 mentioning on emergency power (due to an emergency, or just as test?); 1421 AFA4NG in Boaz, 1422 calling anyone in Alabama. Calls always given fonetikally, tnx.

I get zero Google hits on AFD4TN, and only one among the 20,235 logs so far in the UDXF yg, as controlling another MARS net on 3299-USB for the Tennessee area at 0205 UT Jan 31. My previous logs of MARS on 7457 are in DXLDs 8-031, 8-035 and 8-124 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7235, VOA Korean via Tinian, Monday March 23 at 1320 with English lessons, on the theme of drinking maple sap, which looks and tastes like water, something preferred by Koreans rather than syrup. Such things one can learn by SWLing! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###


WTDY 1670 KHz - P.O. Box 44408 - Madison WI 53744 - U.S.A. con lettera + magnetic fridge in 16 giorni. Si 1 IRC.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / italia

Satelliti Brasiliani

Una notizia interessante che arriva dal Brasile, sono state denunciate 39 persone per l'utilizzo in maniera completamente illegale di alcuni satelliti per telecomunicazioni militari USA e Nato (FleetSat-8 and UFO). Chiuque abbia mai fatto ascolto su questi satelliti conosce questa storia, i brasiliani hanno sempre usato questi satelliti in Uhf per le loro chiacchere e li usavano per coprire facilmente l'immenso territorio del loro paese. Su youtube ci sono decine di video che permettono di vedere come venivano usati questi satelliti. Una parte degli indigati aveva anche la licenza di radioamatore. La storia si puo' trovare qui:

e qui c'e' un video dei pirati in azione:

Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

domenica 22 marzo 2009

Glenn Hauser logs March 22, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake check March 22 at 1323: poor on 9000, seemingly mixing with other audio, Sound of Hope itself? Not heard on 8400 or 9300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9425, AIR National Channel from Bengaluru, with very distorted modulation March 22 at 1326. Is no one paying attention at the transmitter site? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. XERF, 1570, UT Sunday March 22 at 0522 with CST timecheck, many informal IDs as ``La Poderosa 15-70``, and show called ``Palomitas de Papel``, reading notes from listeners who are searching for lost friends and relatives, giving contact phone numbers and mailing addresses, mostly P O boxes in Texas. Referred to it being on every Saturday night; 0530 played some dove and other bird chirps, full ID as XERF, a public radio station of IMER, election PSAs from the government, and into another show.

What does the name mean? Paloma is dove, and palomita makes it diminutive, but the word also means pigeon, so apparently alludes to little paper notes sent by messenger pigeon, but a toll-free phone number was also announced. Here`s the website blurb about it from

``Sinopsis: Escucha este foro abierto para la expresión popular, que se alimenta con las cartas del auditorio. La temática es libre, con sólo dos limitantes; no se permite el proselitismo religioso ni político. 
Emisora: XERF, La Poderosa, 1570 AM
Días de Transmisión: Sábado
Horario: 22:30 a 23:30 horas [0430-0530 UT Sun, 0330-0430 from Apr 12]
Contenido Específico: Migrantes
Género: Orientación
Responsable: Carmén Rodríguez``

She is also identified as locutora, but tonight`s host was an OM, certainly not Carmén. He was reading all the messages, no listener voices heard.

I can`t find a program schedule grid on the website; instead an alfabetical list of shows by title and you have to click on each one to find when it`s aired:
I am not at all sure it is complete; lacking e.g. ``La Victrola`` which once aired UT Thursdays at 0200-0400 and needs to be reconfirmed.
XERF generally on top of 1570 but lots of co-channel QRM, a fine example of the travesty which the NARBAns have been made of the clear-channel concept (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TINIAN. Yet another discrepancy report on the 7575 IBB transmitter: Sunday March 22 at 1320 in VOA Jazz America show, with BFO on, could tell the carrier was slightly unstable, but worse, a continuous het. During talk segment, as best I could tell, there were matching `carriers` at slightly more than 1 kHz on both sides of the main carrier, and thus a modulation defect rather than external interference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. Altho VOT fails to broadcast in English as scheduled via Sackville 7325 at 0400, the webcast funxions properly, so I brought it up for the so-called DX Corner, UT Sunday March 22 at 0420. I missed a bit since it had already started, but Seref Isler spent the rest of the program reading reception reports and commenting on them, promising QSL cards for even the most perfunctory reports.

He also recited the current English schedule once again, including 7325. Apparently he is ignoring my direct notification to the English Desk that it has not been showing up since the beginning of March! Just to be sure, I tuned in 7325 at 0432, and sure enough, that was still in Turkish, but no Greenville/Martí spurblob like the night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Had not heard any sign of KJES on 11715 for a week or more, but Sunday March 22 at 1350 check, it was on at S9+20, somewhat undermodulated but sufficient, unlike some previous logs. No robokids this time, but instead one adult OM reciting verses, immediately repeated by another adult OM, e.g.: ``May God rain burning coals upon them! --- May God rain burning coals upon them!`` What a nice thought. Frequently referred to Yahweh, which I am sure R. C. Pope Benedict XVI would not approve of; further reinforcing that KJES tho nominally Catholic is run by a wacky splinter group (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Sunday March 22 chex of the Aló, Presidente service via CUBA: 11875 open carrier already on the air at 1342, along with lite crackle, perhaps cross-mod from one of their nearby jammers. Modulation finally brought up at 1405 with program in progress, Bárbara Betancourt speaking. BTW, she is 51 years old this week, as one of the birthday babes mentioned on En Contacto, the RHC Spanish DX program at 1335 on 12000 et al.

At 1405 checked other A,P frequencies: // 13750 underway, much weaker 13680 also audible and echoing against 13750 audio, so from different transmitter site. 11690 also echoed against 13750 and 11875, and totally overrode HCJB, producing no more than a SAH, but HCJB is always weak here on this frequency, aimed oppositely from 11960. At 1407 found the fifth A,P channel 17750 definitely on the air with strong open carrier, but no mod, a good idea, since it kept dumping off the air multiple times, and when on was noisy. Finally at 1419 some modulation started to appear fitfully, also cutting on and off, and more or less stayed on from 1421. Final check at 1436 found it still going but distorted, in pre-show from Habana prior to expected appearance of the crybaby himself.

That alludes to a very interesting C-SPAN2 show I watched the night before by someone who had written a book highly critical of Chávez, maintaining that he is a much bigger threat to the US than it seems, and we ignore him at our peril. He`s a bully while he has power, but cried when he lost power, has kidnapped Venezuela. Worth considering even tho tainted by Heritage Foundation sponsorship.

Here`s the BookTV blurb about it at

Watch now! [yes, there is video and audio on demand:]
About the Program: A political consultant who lived and worked in Venezuela presents a critical look at the rule of Hugo Chávez. Commentary is provided by Otto Reich, former U.S. Ambasssador to Venezuela and Assistant Secretary of State. This event was hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

About the Author --- Michael Rowan is a political consultant for U.S. and Latin American leaders. He has advised former Bolivian president Jaime Paz Zamora and Costa Rican president Oscar Arias. Mr. Rowan is a former president of the International Association of Political Consultants.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Tips Roberto Pavanello

1390 21/3 05.10 WEGP - Presque Isle EE talk OM buono
1584 22/3 00.20 R. Olè - Ceuta SS MX buono
1650 22/3 00.25 R. Euromast - Dutch ID e MX buono
3330 22/3 00.00 CHU - Ottawa EE/FF ID e pip pip buono
3905 20/3 20.10 Fox 48 - EE ID e MX buono
3930 20/3 22.30 Antonio R. - Dutch ID e MX buono
4025 20/3 20.30 L.H.H. - EE ID e MX suff.
4790 21/3 05.20 R. Vision - Chiclayo SS predica
4895 21/3 05.30 R. Novo Tempo - Campo Grande PP predica suff.
4915 22/3 00.10 R. Difusora -Macapà PP MX buono
5815 22/3 09.30 Shortwave Cowboys - EE ID e MX buono
9560 21/3 16.30 R. Ethiopia - Addis Ababa EE NX buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

QSL Radio Alice

R. Alice 6310 KHz - con e-mail allegata in 34 giorni.
v/s Hermann.

Roberto Pavanello



Da: herman wubbels

A: Roberto Pavanello

Date: 05/03/09 19:11





Thank you for your receving report.

I saw it late on my PC the firewall on my computer did hold up your message

I was active on the radio 31-1-2009

My name is Herman and i am the operator behind radio alice

Alice is the name of my youngest daughter and i named the station after her

I am transmitting with an old army R&S sk050 transmitter with about 300
watt the antenna i use is an inverted V dipole at 15 meter height in the
ground i have extra earth cable to help the dipole to give some extra DB

also i am testing with an antenna for the 76 mtr band and an long wire

I've got no QSL card yet but iam hoping to get one soon

My friend is radio lowland an he will make one on the pc for me

so enough about me

Thank you for your mail and i hope to contact you again

many blessings and till next time


Radio Alice

WRN via WRMI schedule

** U S A. WRMI 9955 has mostly been off the air for maintenance the past fortnight on weekday afternoons, but once resumed it is again running WORLD RADIO NETWORK relays eight hours straight at 1600-2400 UT; the webcast continued. Content is as follows, from WRN`s schedule, converted to UT, which as of March 15 is incorrect on the North American service, altho local times in DST are correct:

1600 RNZI
Korero Pacifica - Recorded in RNZI's Wellington studios, this 15 minute programme includes a news bulletin covering the Pacific region including Fiji, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa and New Zealand, followed by a short current affairs feature

1615 Vatican Radio
World News - a daily bulletin of international news from the team at Vatican Radio

1630 Radio Slovakia International
News and Features

1700 Polish Radio External Service
News and Features

1730 Radio Netherlands
News and Features

1800 RTE Ireland
Drivetime - A round up of the day's top news stories in Ireland.
[if Drivetime is a 1-hour show originally, is this part 1? See 2100]

1830 Radio Prague
News and Features

1900 Radio Sweden
News and Features

1930 Radio Australia
News and Features

2000 Polish Radio External Service
News and Features

2030 KBS World Radio (Korea)
News and Features

2100 RTE Ireland
Drivetime - A round up of the day's top news stories in Ireland.
[if Drivetime is a 1-hour show originally, is this part 2?]

2130 Radio Romania International
News and Features

2200 Radio Netherlands
News and Features

2300 Voice of Russia
News and Features

2330 Israel Radio
News - a round up of the day's news and current affairs from Jerusalem

Now, let us see no mystery loggings of any of these stations on 9955. If you hear any DentroCuban jamming during these 40 hours per week, Ask Arnie to turn it off and buy the Cuban people some good food (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

QSL Radio Relmus

R. Relmus 1665 KHz con e-mail allegata da in 9 giorni. v/s Richard.

Roberto Pavanello



Da: richard helmus
A: Roberto Pavanello
Date: 15/03/09 13:55



hello Roberto

Sorry for my late responce , i had some problems with my email account.

Butt nice that the signal was good in italy , a big distance for me .

Because i come from the north chaust of the netherlands (the town is cald holwerd) with this email i send some picture`s for my anquiptment.

greetings richard alias relmus radio

Radio Heritage Keeps Memories Alive

Hello from the Radio Heritage Foundation, you'll find us at We keep radio's memories alive. Will you help us?

In case you missed our earlier email about our website, here it is again! We know many of you are very busy and it's easy to overlook some mails.

Our thanks to those of you who have already responded! Thanks for your encouragement and support. If we haven't personally replied to you already, we will do so as soon as we can.

Radio touches us in so many ways. That's why it's important that someone takes the time to keep a track of the voices, people, events and so much more connected to radio. It's so easy to forget and lose part of our cultural heritage, our understanding of who we are and how we got here.

There are so many lost stories, but we're so very grateful that so many people help us capture some of these stories before it's too late.

We put these stories on Will you help us continue to share these stories about radio heritage from around the Pacific? Here's how you can make a real difference with as little as US$10 today.

Can you help us find US$795 by the end of March to bring much more wonderful new content online at Just use our donation button, and your VISA, Mastercard or American Express card from anywhere in the world...please see below for details of how you can help add 16 new stories and much more...and receive a free copy of the wonderful Voices in the Air book as a thank you......


You may be one of the thousands of people who visit our website every week, checking some facts about radio heritage around the Pacific, searching for stations in our radio guides, tracing famous people and events or even family fact, nearly 17,000 separate search terms entered into search engines during 2008 led people to our site.....or you may even work at one of the thousands of radio stations around the Pacific region listed at

Many of you congratulate us on our volunteer based website, saying you like the stories, the photos, the information you can find, and much more! We're really pleased to know that the site is useful, and that, even if you only visit us once or a few times, we've helped you in some way.

As we've matured, so have the demands on our resources grown. The technologies available to us now were almost imaginable in 2004.

To unlock more from our growing collections and let us provide more services such as on-line radio sound archives, the new searchable database, more radio guides, new ways for you to talk with us and other users of the site, we're having to rebuild our site......and we need your help to keep more stories and content flowing onto our existing site over the coming six months whilst this work takes place behind the scenes.

Before March 31, we need to find US$795 to add a backlog of exciting new content to the site...16 great new radio stories, more of our popular Long Lost Australian Radio Stars series, 15 fantastic Long Lost Radio Images, great book reviews, news items, anniversaries, events and much more.....

We've got a great web designer willing to put in many hours of work for us to do this at greatly reduced rates, and so we're asking if you'd be prepared to make a specific donation of US$10 or more towards getting this job done.
If just 80 readers pledge US$10 each or 8 readers of this email pledge US$100 each, we've got the cost covered. Or, 16 of you pledge US$50 can see that a few can have a large impact.....

For many people, a visit to is a nostalgic trip down memory lane to see old radio friends again, and over the past four years, we've had nearly half a million people stop by the site and find something useful. All up, you've looked at millions of pages and registered millions more hits, and spent hundreds of thousands of hours on the site!!

We've only brought you the tip of a very large iceberg of materials already in our collections, and we've done this as a free service......something that's central to our whole approach, and one we'll continue in the future.

We'd like to honor and acknowledge everyone who is able to contribute in some way towards funding this US$795 we need, and we'd like your permission to name you and your location as part of the new content we begin adding. If you prefer, you can remain anonymous.


If you can help us today, please visit and use our online donation button with your VISA, Mastercard or American Express card. If you live in New Zealand, make a direct credit to our bank account: 02-0568-0025796-000 at the Bank of New Zealand if it's easier.

We also accept payment by check drawn on any currency. Please make payable to 'Radio Heritage Foundation' Our mailing address: PO Box 14339, Wellington 6241, New Zealand.


Your funds will be used to meet the immediate need for US$795 to bring forward our backlog of new content before the end of April. Our web designer will also add more new material over the following months as additional funds become available [we need US$355 each month] and whilst our new site is being designed and built. This content will, of course, be transferred over to the new site.

If you enjoy our site, and support our non-profit approach to connecting radio heritage and popular culture across the Pacific, please send your contribution of US$10 or more will make a very big difference!

Thanks so much, we really appreciate your support in so many ways.

PS....see below for our special thank you gift for the first two donations of US$50 or more.......

The Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit organization. In New Zealand, we are registered with the Charities Commission [CC25951]. Donations of NZ$5 or more made by New Zealand residents are tax deductable, and donations made before March 31 2009 will be eligible for rebate of one-third up to your net annual income. The previous restriction of NZ$630 maximum has been removed. Receipts will be issued on request. To be removed from this mailing list email with 'remove me' in the subject line. However, we hope you find our mailings of interest.

PPS....the first two donations of US$50 or more towards our US$795 target before March 31 will each receive a free copy of the classic 'Voices in the Air' book telling the history of radio broadcasting in New Zealand up to the mid-1970's. We will ship this anywhere in the world as a special thank you for your generous support this month.
Your donation of US$10 or more will help us bring you 16 new stories, 15 more Long Lost Radio Images, more Long Lost Australian Radio Stars series, more news, events and info, please donate today at