domenica 31 maggio 2009

Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31, 2009

** ALBANIA. R. Tirana still doing well on 7425; checking English to North America UT Sunday May 31: at 0143 already on the air with music, then RT theme, 0144-0146 IS, 0146 theme again and opening English with full schedule. WBCQ 7415 was strong enough to cause a bit of splatter but no other QRM, and RT somewhat undermodulated as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. RA, which was missing from at least six frequencies May 30 around 1300, was back on the air 24.5 hours later when 9580 was checked at 1325 May 31. It was already back May 30 at 2206 discussing bushfires on 15560. But what caused the multi-transmitter outage? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. What`s this distorted music centered on 6500, May 31 at 0630? No stable carrier, and strong blubbering signal, maybe partly ute QRM mixed in. 0638 started talking and with some strain, I finally determined it was in Brazilian. That makes the prime suspect R. Nacional da Amazônia, and sure `nuff, it`s missing from 6185 leaving XEPPM in the clear, not usually the case on UT Sundays when RNA runs all-night. And 6500 // 11780, clinching it. So the 6185 transmitter was VERY out-of-order. Is no one paying attention in Rodeador Park? When are they going to get the new ones installed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake check May 31 at 1354: best on 15600, then 13970, then 15150. Nothing audible on 18320, 14420, 11300, 9300, 8400, but the lower ones may have been on sinking into the noise level. At 1439, however, 14420 now audible // better 15600. T minus 3 days and counting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEEST)

** CUBA. Checked 6010 for RHC, May 31 at 0642 and it was back on as usual, much better modulated than // 6000. 6010 had been missing a couple nights before. In English re what else? The Cuban Five (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VENEZUELA [non]

** CUBA [non]. R. República, 9545, doing well May 31 at 0150 check with ID in passing and closing ``Atrévete`` show [means dare, or take a risk --- as in opposing the regime, or fleeing in a risky raft? Sort of like my parody motto, ``Patria o Suerte, ¡Pensaremos!``], well over the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. El Mandatario was doing a much-publicized 4-day Aló, Presidente marathon starting Thursday May 28, but apparently that didn`t make it onto any special Cuban frequencies. After a few weeks` gap, however, the finale got the Cuban five going again on Sunday May 31, checked at 1415 with 13750 usward best as usual, in mailbag segment during the prolog, and not // RHC mainstream on 13760, 13780. At 1437, 13750 service was // much weaker 13680 which also had degraded audio during song, and detectable on 11690 and better 12010, barely on 17750. Not checked again until 1613 when there was a Venezolana de Televisión program promo, so I never axually heard Chávez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Shepparton   13630  2223  English  333  May 29 YL interviewing a YL on family benefits.

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Darwin-RA   11840  2310  English  333  May 29  OM with comments on Pres Obama's trip to Israel.

CUBA   Radio Habana Cuba-RHC   13790  2227  Spanish  444  May 29  OM with RHC ID.  YL with comments then an OM by 2228.

PORTUGAL   Voice of Germany Relay-DW   2306  German  433  May 29  Two OMs with comments plus a YL. Vocal music 2314. //11690[333]via Rwanda.

PORTUGAL   RDP   11630  2315  Portuguese  333  May 29  YL interviewing an OM.

PORTUGAL   RDP   9715  2325  Portuguese  444  May 29  YL ancr with Portuguese vocal music. OM with comments followed by more vocal music.

SAIPAN   KFBS   12090  2248  Vietnamese  333  May 29  YL with comment and off the air 2249.

UNITED STATES   WINB   13570  1748  English  333  May 29  OM preacher with comments on videos and tv programs.

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

sabato 30 maggio 2009

Glenn Hauser logs May 30, 2009

** ANGUILLA. Caribbean Beacon, 11775, still mixing local 1610 program audio with PMS, May 30 at 1308, at the moment gospel music from the former, and now much lower audio level than PMS, but still obviously there. An hour later a male preacher could be heard underneath her. The ChiCom co-channel jamming until 1330 was even weaker this date, but enough to cause a SAH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. Something is very wrong at Shepparton: R. Australia absent from the air, May 30 at 1249 check, nothing audible on usually inbooming 9580, nor lesser 9590, nor lesser 9560, nor lesser 9475. Nor 6020 where Vatican Radio in Chinese via RVA Philippines finally had the frequency to itself! Still not a peep out of RA at further chex during the next hour, and nothing on 7240 which is supposed to open at 1400. Massive power failure, or necessary maintenance break?

Propagation? SE Asian signals were pretty much normal, e.g. Indonesia on 9525. There is nothing but New Zealand to compare with further S of the Equator, and it popped on 6170 a few sex before 1400 with bellbird, timesignal and news, altho poor by now with sunrise almost at its earliest here.

Is there anything about this on the RA homepage ? Of course not! When you are a modern multi-platform broadcaster, it is of little importance if one of them goes down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. After missing a couple days, CFRX back on 6070, May 30 at 0612 check in Holder talkshow from CJAD Montréal; also audible at 1240 with another phone-in show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake check May 30: E Asian conditions not so good; at 1313 fair on 9000 but found nowhere else in 8-19 MHz range; at 1320 it was JBA on 13970.

CRI Japanese service, 7430, May 30 at 1400 with opening ID as ``Pekin Hoso``, so that obsolete name is still politically correct in Japanese. Fair signal, 500 kW on 59 degree beam from Jinhua-Youbu site #831 per Aoki. Many of CRI`s Japanese broadcasts greatly exceed their necessary reach and here we are in North America, far beyond Japan in more or less the same direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. Here`s an odd juxtaposition. VOA from same site 5 kHz apart with two different services at same time: May 30 at 1402 on 7550 there was a rock song in English, but 1405 Indonesian announcement mentioning ``VOA Direct Connexion``. Weaker on 7445 with QRM from 7550 was VOA news in English. Per Aoki, 7550 Indonesian at 1400 airs only on Thu/Fri/Sat at 200 degrees from Tinang; while 7545 English at 1400 is daily, 250 kW, 270 degrees from Tinang (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [and non]. On 9625, started to listen to CBC News at 1300 May 30, poor but readable, but a minute later I had to be reminded that ``Jesus Saves`` as FEBC started its Hmong service aimed westward, causing a fast SAH of 11 Hz, more or less and plenty signal here to ruin CBC. Channel Africa in Lozi is also on frequency during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. VOR, 12000 in Chinese, still massively out of order with distortion, unstable carrier, and noise bursts, May 30 at 1307, this time about equal level to Habana whose reception was ruined. Is anyone paying attention at the Khabarovsk transmitter site, or Moskva HQ? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR was inbooming on 15825 tnx to more sporadic-E, May 30 at 1407, so it`s time to check 18770 for that WWRB harmonic from 9385. With BFO on, I could detect a carrier, and by golly in the next minute it faded up enough to // 9385 while some psychophant other than Brother Scare himself was testifying. Once the TV was fired up before 1500, found the MUF up to at least channel 3, 60 MHz.

Back at 1408, CB was also hopping but who wants to listen to all that co-channel crap in distorted English, trying to determine an area skipping in, with no legal IDs? So up to 10 meter beacon band, and it was hopping too, including on 28245, N8RT; per the huge list at this one is: 28245 N8RT C BLAIRSVILLE, GA # 40W, RINGO VERTICAL Pwr increase 8 Nov 08The C stands for continuous and the # means confirmed as active. More of those were incoming than SSB contactors, but a few could be heard above 28300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

ALBANIA   China Radio Relay-CRI   9570  0325  Chinese  444  May 26  YL and OM with comments plus some music.

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Shepparton-RA   9580  1740  English  333  May 26  YL and OM with comments and some music from various pacific islands.

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Brandon   9660  0315  English  433  May 26  OM interviewing an OM on rebels ruining communities in the Congo in Africa.

BONAIRE  Radio Netherlands Relay-RNI   6165  0347  Spanish  444  May 26  Two OMs with comments. Argentina mentioned often.

CANADA   Voice of Vietnam-VOV Relay   6175  0344  English  333  May 26  YL with comments then an OM with comments at 0346.

COSTA RICA   Radio Exterior Espana Relay-REE  9630  0317  Spanish  333  May 26  OM interviewing an OM. /9620[333]via Spain, 9535[333]via Spain and 6055[444]via Spain.

GREECE   Voice of Greece   9420  0330  Greek  333  May 26  YL and OM with comments plus folk music. //7475[232].

RUSSIA   Voice of Russia-VOR   7325  0336  Russian  444  May 26  Male vocal folk music.  

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

venerdì 29 maggio 2009

6270//6255 Radio Cairo, Urdu, ¿nuevo?. 4960 Radio Sawa.

EGIPTO 6270 Radio Cairo, Abu Zaabal, 17:56-18:00, escuchada el 29 de mayo, probablemente en Urdu con emisión de música folklórica local, locutor con comentarios, música de sintonía, servicio anunciado en Aoki de 16:00 a 18:00, emisión en paralelo por 6255, probablemente en nuevo servicio, no anunciado ni en Eibi ni en Aoki, tampoco en el wrth 2009, a las 18:00 comienza el servicio en italiano, SINPO 44433

ERITREA 7175 Vo Broad Masses 2, Asmara-Selae Daro, 17:45-17:50, escuchada el 29 de mayo en dialecto sin identificar, probablemente somalí a locutor con comentarios y emisión de música étnica, cánticos acompañado por instrumentos de viento, SINPO 34443

ETIOPÍA 7110 Radio Etiopía, Addis Ababa-Gedja, 17:50-17:55, escuchada el 29 de mayo en dialecto africano sin identificar a locutora presentando tema musical, segmento de música pop local, probablemente emisión de un algún concierto en directo, SINPO 34443

7165 Radio Etiopía, Addis Ababa-Gedja, 17:40-17:45, escuchada el 29 de mayo en francés a locutor con comentarios, referencias al Parlamento y comentarios sobre un candidato y el Presidente, segmento musical, SINPO 35443

SAO TOMÉ 4960 Radio Sawa, Pinheira, 18:03-18:06, escuchada el 29 de mayo en árabe a locutor y locutora con boletín de noticias, SINPO 24432

José Miguel Romero
Burjasot (Valencia)

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Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2009

** ANGUILLA. It was `fixed` on May 28, but it`s unfixed again on May 29 at 1347 check: 11775 with two programs at once, PMS, and another YL preacher from the Caribbean Beacon local service, at a slightly lower audio level. As previously explained, this can happen between 1000 and 1600 when 1610 kHz carries separate programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Yes, CFRX appears to be off the air again, after a good run of several months. No sign of it on 6070 May 29 at 0529 or at 1327. What`s the problem this time? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. The DentroCuban Jamming Command is still attacking WRMI 9955; Friday May 29 at 0519, Frecuencia al Día, the DX program had heavy buzz bursts on top of it during reports from Julio Pineda in Guatemala, and Tony Herrera in Spain.

RHC missing from recent new frequency 6010 May 29 at 0530, just weak Spanish talk from Mexico and/or Colombia, het. RHC still on 6000 as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also RUSSIA

** FRANCE [non]. RFI still on strike, renewed day after day by the union member votes. But the fill music is very enjoyable. Good reception here during 2100-2130 via Guiana French on 17630, supposed to be in Spanish; May 28 at 2119 surprised by RFI ID in Russian, then eclectic mix of songs in French, hilife, and English ``Like a King`` until abrupt cutoff at 2130*. Meanwhile much weaker 17620 was not in // like it had been on previous days; other music and talk mixed in via Guiana French to Africa, so perhaps that service was not en grève at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. VOR Chinese service on 12000 via Khabarovsk the worst yet, May 29 at 1335, very strong, extremely distorted with buzz, unstable carrier; RHC theme music barely audible underneath at one point (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 11855 with heavy collision about equal levels from WYFR with Foro Abierto in Spanish and BBCWS in Luso Portuguese, May 28 at 2038-2058:30* when BBC quit but WYFR continued. WYFR is at 222 degrees for Central America, while BBC is 114 degrees from Ascension for Angola and Mozambique. There is really no need for such a clash, with plenty of open frequencies on 25m for the BBC semihour at 2030, but it must have been decided that neither causes significant interference in the other`s target area. It`s quite a different story in Oklahoma (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Chavez, 10 anni di 'Alo' Presidente'

La trasmissione simbolo del socialismo bolivariano
Il presidente venezuelano Hugo Chavez ha celebrato oggi il decimo anniversario di ''Alo' Presidente''. Dal '99, il programma radio-tv con il quale Chavez ogni domenica entra in contatto diretto con il suo popolo si e' trasformato nel simbolo piu' visibile del ''socialismo bolivariano''. Per i difensori di Chavez e' l'incarnazione dell'informazione popolare, per i critici rappresenta invece il simbolo del carattere demagogico e populista del presidente.  (ANSA)

giovedì 28 maggio 2009

Glenn Hauser logs May 28, 2009

** ANGUILLA. 11775 fixed mix with local MW 1610 programming as heard the past two days: May 28 at 1311, Pastor Melissa Scott all by herself; even the ChiCom jamming was barely audible. A pity: 99% of SWLs would rather hear the Carib huxters along with live local Caribbean Beacon continuity announcements between 1000 and 1600. PMS and DGS should take a daily break and give us a chance to hear the real Anguilla unimpeded without leaving it to technical breakdowns (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6030, CFVP, May 28 at 1249 with 6:49 = 11 till 7 timecheck; weak but clear, altho not heard a few minutes earlier. Sunrise enhancement? No, Calgary sunrise is now 1130 UT. 1253 plug ``old time country favourites``, ``Classic Country`` ID, and they meant it with Johnny Cash`s ``Walk the Line`` played next.

At this time not even a carrier from CFRX 6070, perhaps totally absorbed over summer daytime path now, or off the air? WYFR 6085 weakly audible in Spanish with 100x the CFRX power aimed south, 1000x the CFVP power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. For the last several months, RCI has been oblivious to the collision with China`s Japanese service on 7325; at best, the two signals were roughly equal here, but by May 28 RCI has weakened greatly, putting CRI on top, at 1259 check with Chinese traditional music prélude, 1300 IS and opening in Japanese, way over RCI, so buried I could not even be positive it was in Spanish as scheduled until 1305; and running another hour in Chinese, which must be a total loss (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake check May 28: at 1239, 9000 kHz had not only FD, but atop it, `anvil` pounding at the rate of six times a second. Additional jamming as June 3-4 approaches, so one can`t even enjoy the jammusic? These were continuous bangs, no pauses like the `bonker` heard on various other frequencies such as 11740. Could be a ute legitimately on 9000, but none such heard here before. Anvil still pounding at 1304, and Firedrake resuming at 1305 after hourtop pause. 1325 still anvil, but at 1353 FD in the clear. Only other FD noted was 13970 at 1352, just barely audible, but anvilless.

11605 a big mess of QRM at 1356 May 28; CNR1 jamming and het from something deliberately off frequency. Aoki shows RFA Tibetan via Tinian until 1400; but at 1400 it all cleared up as RFA introduced Vietnamese, which per Aoki is via Tanshui, Taiwan site. It seems that Vietnam is not so afraid of outside ideas getting in; are they doing any jamming at all of less benign clandestines? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC caught my ear May 28 at 0538 on 11760 as they were reporting on Western Sahara. It seems Cuba hosts an ambassador from that non-country and supports the Polisario in their struggle against Morocco for self-determination. Clips of the ambassador speaking Spanish were included.

Yet for months and months, RHC blocked the only SW frequency of LV de la RASD, 6300, by negligently putting a mixing product of 6060 leapfrogging over 6180 on there until 0700. Could that have been a factor in Cuba switching 6180 to 6140, thus moving the spur to 6220? Naah, too far-fetched.

The abysmal quality of the broken English RHC announcers speak these days is notable; are they taking lessons from R. Nacional de Venezuela? The above item was presented by one Alex Silva. The YL host of the broadcast, whose name I didn`t catch, is just as bad, not only accent but bad grammar. RHC really needs to advertise for new hires, such as more hijackers, or at least political refugees, whose native language is AmerEnglish.
The next item accused Wáshington of waging biological war against Cuba, such as viruses released in 1952(?) to ruin the Cuban agricultural harvest, supposedly verified by US government documents now available; 1979-1982, CIA released four plagues against Cuba, including conjunctivitis and dengue, the latter affecting 340,000 people of whom 1,058 died; so reports Juan-Carlos somebody. Can any of this be true? Then into some nice Cuban music.

For the second time this week, a WORLD OF RADIO airing on WRMI 9955 audible without any DentroCuban jamming, Thursday May 28 at 0547 check, poor signal but in the clear. If the DCJC has efforted to turn off the jamming when uncalled for at such times, thank you very much. Further monitoring will show whether these were flukes. Cuba has had to start an austerity program, but one would assume jamming retains its top priority for the fluid of electricidad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KOREA NORTH, RUSSIA: QRM

** JAPAN. R. Nikkei frequently plays synthesized classical music shortly before sign-off, Isao Tomita? One such time was Thursday May 28 at 1241 on 6055; poor signal as too much summer daylight on path now, and anyway at 1244 cut it off for Japanese announcements and/or commercials. Also on // 9595 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. VOK with usual bluster on 11710, which would be ludicrous if it weren`t a serious situation --- no, it`s still ludicrous, May 28 at 1315, stronger than // 9335; bandscanning further up at 1324, found same over/under RHC 13760. Perhaps the current crisis leads them to add more frequencies? Altho this one is useless, Commies clashing with Commies. No, checking the sked, the 1300 English broadcast is also on 13760 and 15245 for Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 12000, VOR Chinese at 1310 May 28 again heavily distorted and strong, ruining reception of RHC. Is anyone paying attention in Khabarovsk, or Moskva? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###


L'allerta tsunami e' scattata per tre Paesi dell'America centrale dopo che un terremoto, di magnitudo 7.1, e' stato registrato al largo della costa settentrionale dell'Honduras. Secondo il Centro 'Pacific Tsunami Warning', l'allarme e' scattato per Honduras, Guatemala e Belize. Il sisma, scrive la BBC, ha colpito una zona situata a 64 chilometri a nord-est dell'isola di Roatan. (ASCA)

mercoledì 27 maggio 2009

Glenn Hauser logs May 27, 2009

** ANGUILA [and non]. Re Caribbean Beacon local ID on SW 11775:

George McClintock tells me the cause was RF from the MW 1610 transmitter getting into the SW audio processor. This has happened before. The reason it stopped at 1600 UT (1601 as Brandon Jordan observed May 26) is that the SW and MW become parallel at that time (noon AST), after the local programming on MW only. So the 1610 audio could still be mixing in there, except it`s then the same as on SW anyway. It was not yet known whether the problem had been fixed. It could happen again between 1000 and 1600, which are the hours WRTH says 1610 splits away for local programming.

So I monitored 11775 again the next morning, May 27. At 1320 PMS was  mixed with gospel rock and the ChiCom jamming producing a SAH. After China quit at 1330, it was quite clear that the Anguilla audio mix of two programs into one transmitter is still happening, and no SAH. Shortly after 1330, the same local YL announcer as yesterday was heard in break between programs while the University Network was playing revival music. 1333, Caribbean Beacon started OM preacher referencing Matthew XIV, vs PMS preaching about something else.

At 1356 the LA announcer claimed ``You are watching the University Network`` --- I beg to differ. I can`t possibly be watching it since I am listening to a shortwave radio! Does T.U.N. ever acknowledge its SW broadcasts any more? Again running slightly late, at 1401 ``Caribbean Beacon Radio`` ID by live YL, ``Music to Live By`` about to start, and again previewing programs upcoming at 10:10, 10:15 and 10:30. If anything, the C.B. audio is now louder than PMS. 1413 another Caribbean Beacon Radio ID, more music mixed with Melissa.

Meanwhile I was checking WWCR 13845 for // PMS programming. At 1352 she was inbooming tnx to sporadic E, but the MUF was somewhere between that and 15825 where WWCR was still weak. 13845 was strong enough to audiblize the crosstalk from WWCR 7490 programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. E Asian reception not so good the morning of May 27, but at 1326 heard weak Firedrake on 15420, likely against V. of Tibet`s variable frequency via Tajikistan. Aoki, however, puts that on 15425 and says it varies 15422-15427, but this was exactly on 15420, despite BBC Seychelles scheduled in English, unheard. VOT runs 1300-1400, but at 1347 recheck neither it nor FD heard anywhere in this area. The only other FD found was 13970, fair at 1349, nothing on 14420 et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 11705, Sackville carrier already on at 1356 May 27, atop NHK direct at end of Indonesian service with music; 1359:30 cut on fragment of RCI IS and ID, into a few sex of NHK IS, 1400 timesignal perfectly out of sync with Yamata direct, and opening English relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. V. of Korear, 11710: one is never sure just when the `hour` transmission will end, but on May 27 I just caught ``Goodbye, this is P`yongyang`` until 1356 but carrier stayed on. I did listen a bit earlier in the hour, but their crap gets old quick. At one point they were saying war could break out at any minute again, tnx to the S Koreans` supporting US initiatives against NK`s nuclear, missile tests; except their wording was not quite so polite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 13855 with on-and-off Russian tone tests, May 27 at 1352. Per Aoki, that`s a Moscow site prior to Turkish service at 1400. Only poor signal and by 1403 recheck too much splash from WWCR 13845 to make out 13855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Nuove trasmissioni elettorali dalla Radio RAI 1 Friuli Venezia Giulia

Giovedi 27 maggio 2009 riprendono le tribune elettorali alla radio.
La RAI Friuli Venezia Giulia trasmetterà il programma alle 19.08 UTC su 819 kHz da Trieste e 1575 kHz da Gorizia.
Buoni ascolti DX a tutti!

73 da Marabello
Treviso, Italy

martedì 26 maggio 2009


Per la prima volta e dopo quasi ottant'anni dall'inizio delle trasmissioni, Radio vaticana apre alla pubblicità. Lo ha annunciato padre Federico Lombardi, direttore della radio del papa e della sala stampa vaticana, in una conferenza stampa presso la sede dell'emittente. Il primo inserzionista sarà l'Enel, che dal prossimo 6 luglio e fino al 27 settembre manderà in onda alcuni spot in cinque lingue. "Siamo orgogliosi di essere stati scelti come primo inserzionista per una radio che è fra le più diffuse al mondo", ha commentato il presidente dell'Enel, Piero Gnudi, presente alla conferenza stampa. (ANSA)

Radio Vaticano emitirá publicidad a partir de julio después de 78 años

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Por primera vez en 78 años y par reducir su pasivo, Radio Vaticano emitirá a partir de julio publicidad, anunció hoy su director general y portavoz de la Santa Sede, el jesuita Federico Lombardi.
Lombardi manifestó que la apertura de la conocida como Radio del Papa a la publicidad se enmarca en un contexto deprofundos cambios en el mundo de la comunicación y una vez que la radio de la Santa Sede está capacita para poder acogerla.
El jesuita agregó que hasta ahora las transmisiones en onda corta hacia varias partes del mundo, en tantos idiomas y en tiempos limitados, no crearon un ambiente adecuado para difundir mensajes publicitarios.
"Ahora la actividad y el modo de transmitir han evolucionado. El primer cambio evidente es que tanto en Roma, en FM, como el Italia, por el sistema digital DAB, y en todo el mundo a través de internet existe un canal de transmisión de Radio Vaticano llamado One-o-five-live, que transmite las 24 horas al día y tiene un público cada vez más estable y un ambiente en el que la publicidad se puede introducir con más lógica", subrayó Lombardi.
La primera publicidad será del grupo eléctrico italiano Enel, que desde el 6 de julio al 27 de septiembre emitirá varios anuncios en cinco idiomas.
"Estamos orgullosos de haber sido elegido los primeros para anunciarnos en una radio que es una de las de mayor difusión en el mundo, desde la que podremos dar a conocer nuestros proyectos en todo el mundo", afirmó el presidente de Enel, Piero Gnudi, que asistió al anuncio, en la sede de Radio Vaticano.
Radio Vaticano comenzó a emitir el 12 de febrero de 1931. Nunca ha emitido publicidad y está considerada uno de los "agujeros negros" de las finanzas vaticanas, ya que todos los años cierra en "números rojos".
Radio Vaticano emite en 47 idiomas y en la emisor prestan servicio 400 personas de 63 países.
De la recogida de publicidad se encargará la empresa MAB.Q., cuyo presidente, Egidio Magioni, informó que su labor será la buscar anunciantes "adecuados" para una emisora de esa categoría. Magioni agregó que "es evidente" que no todas las empresas pueden tener las características "para aparecer con anuncios en Radio Vaticano.
"Por tanto tendremos que hacer un trabajo de preselección y después de propuestas de eventuales clientes a Radio Vaticano", aseguró Magioni.

Glenn Hauser logs May 26, 2009

** ANGUILLA. I have accomplished the impossible: I have heard a local ID on the Caribbean Beacon! Normally it`s 24/7 DGS/PMS with no local breaks built in or ever exercised. Here`s how I did it:

May 26 at 1329 tuned in 11775 to hear a hefty mix of three audio sources. On the bottom, something in Chinese, which disappeared at 1330. That`s CNR1 jamming against All India Radio`s Tibetan service via Goa, which also ends at 1330.

That left not one, but two preachers in English mixing at about equal level. One was certainly PMS, // WWCR 13845 where she was alone (almost, except for a bit of crosstalk), inbooming tnx to sporadic E.

The other: an OM with a Caribbean lilt to his accent. At 1332 his show was upwrapping so I strained to make out what was being said vs all the PMS QRM. Local YL announcer came on, said his next appearance would be Friday at 9-9:30 am, time check for 28 before 10, and ID!!!! ``This is the Caribbean Beacon Radio``, and into next preacher, a YL.

Recheck at 1359: still a mix, jazz at the moment from the PMS service, and YL preacher, outroing at 1400; 1401 local live YL announcer again with C. B. ID, and saying ``Music to Live By`` would come next, and then three other shows named starting at 10:10, 10:15 and 10:30, and into the music filling a bit of unsold time.

How could this happen? The Caribbean Beacon local audio, presumably what was supposed to go out only on 1610 kHz, was just about equal level to PMS, so not bleedthru like we get on WWCR, with the unwanted audio very much in the background. Probably not a transmitter problem, but someone left a pot open on the audio mixing board. How long would it last? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. This time I was able to reconfirm that OE1 is still relaying the token English newscast at 0608 M-F from domestic service: On 13730, poor but readable, Tue May 26 at 0611, some news in English mentioning California voters, then brief weather summary, presumably for Österreich instead of Kalliforrnya, 0612 into French. Would be // 6155 if it were propagating that long after LSR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. This was too easy. As soon as I tuned in 11925, May 26 at 0622, I heard a YL give a Rádio Bandeirantes ID in passing, poor-fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake observations May 26: at 0614, JBA on 14420 and at 0619 also audible better to fair level on 18320. At 1322, on 9000 stronger than 8400. Not sure if //. CNR1 jamming: see ANGUILLA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 13m still usually dead in the mornings except maybe for BBC Ascension 21470, but May 26 at 1404 instead of that I was getting a very poor signal on 21570 in Spanish, just enough to // REE on 17595. Should also be on 21610 but could not pull that one vs my local noise level which is up again after a respite. A hopeful sign, anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9735, RTI Japanese service, again putting out those spurs producing hets of almost but not quite the same pitch on CRI 9730 and BBC 9740, May 26 at 1325. This indicates the 9735 transmitter itself is slightly off-frequency. The spurs are often absent. Don`t BBCWS listeners in Asia complain? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Quite a collision on 11740, May 26 at 1326: VOA Korean service, 21 degrees via Tinang, PHILIPPINES, so also USward, trying to teach an English lesson on the theme of Memorial Day, but heavy interference from something in Chinese. Are the ChiCom jamming this for their Juche pals?

I don`t think so. Checking Aoki, we find that R. Japan`s Chinese service via SINGAPORE is also on 11740 until 1330 at an azimuth of one degree. If the clash is bad here, imagine the way it must sound in East Asia! How was this ever approved? BTW, Vatican`s Iberian service is also scheduled on 11740 until 1330 at 263 degrees from SMG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###


DX MIX NEWS # 574                                               26 May 2009
GERMANY(non)    Frequency changes of Deutsche Welle:
0300-0400 NF  7240 DHA 250 kW / 240 deg, ex  9790 to CeAf in Swahili
0400-0530 NF  6180 SIN 250 kW / 150 deg, ex  7430 to NCAf in English
0500-0530 NF  7430 RMP 500 kW / 180 deg, ex  9440 to NCAf in English
1400-1600 NF 15510 RMP 500 kW / 062 deg, ex 15265 to RUSS in Russian
1600-1700 NF 11835 KIG 250 kW / 210 deg, ex 11625 to SoAf in French
1900-1930 NF 13650 TRM 250 kW / 255 deg, ex 15620 to SoAf in English
1930-2000 NF 13650 TRM 250 kW / 255 deg, ex 15620 to SoAf in Portuguese
2000-2100 NF 13650 TRM 250 kW / 255 deg, ex 15205 to SoAf in English
2200-2400 NF  9730 KIG 250 kW / 265 deg, ex  9430 to CeAm in German
2200-2400 NF 17820 HRI 250 kW / 152 deg, SoAm in German, June 1

PHILIPPINES    Summer A-09 of Radio Veritas Asia
0030–0057 on 11945 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1400–1430 on 11870 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to SoAs
1130–1157 on 15450 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
2330–2357 on  9720 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
0030–0057 on 11710 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1330–1400 on 11870 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1200–1227 on 11935 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1230–1257 on 15225 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
2330–2357 on  9645 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
0000–0027 on 11935 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1200–1230 on 15225 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1000–1157 on  9615 PUG 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs
2100–2257 on  6115 PUG 250 kW / 350 deg to SEAs
1500–1530 on  9615 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to ME  Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat
1500-1600 on  9615 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to ME  Wed/Fri/Sun
2300-2327 on  9720 PUG 250 kW / 331 deg to CeAs
0130–0227 on 17830 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to FE
1500–1600 on  9570 PUG 250 kW / 331 deg to CeAs
0000–0027 on  9865 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
0000–0027 on 11730 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1330–1400 on  9520 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
0030–0057 on 11935 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1400–1427 on  9520 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
0100–0127 on 15530 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
1430–1457 on  9585 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs
0100–0127 on 15280 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to SoAs
0100–0127 on 17860 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to SoAs
1430–1457 on 11870 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to SoAs
0130–0230 on 15530 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1030–1127 on 11850 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
1300–1327 on 11850 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
2330–2357 on  9670 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs
0130-0200 on 15520 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs

U.K.(non)    Frequency change of TWR Africa via VT Communications:
1800-1845 NF  5940 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf, ex 9895 as follows:
1800-1815 in Tigrinya Mon-Wed; 1800-1815 in Amharic Thu/Fri;
1800-1830 in Tigre Sat; 1800-1830 in Kunama Sun;
1815-1845 in Tigrinya Mon-Fri; 1830-1845 in Amharic Sun

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

ALBANIA China Radio Intl Relay-CRI 9570 0328 Chinese 444 May 23 YL with comments plus an OM.

AUSTRALIA Radio Australia via Brandon 9660 0320 English 433 May 23 OM with comments on HIV Aids in Australia.

AUSTRALIA Radio Australia-Shepparton 15560 2230 English 333 May 23 OM with weather report mentioning heavy winds for New South Wales areas. Harp music by 2231.

COSTA RICA Radio Exterior Espana-REE-Relay 9630 0325 Spanish 333 May 23 Two YLs in a conversation. //9535[333]Spain.

CUBA Radio Habana Cuba-RHC 13790 2217 Spanish 333 May 23 YL and OM
with comments.

GREECE Foni Tis Helladas 9420 0333 English 333 May 23 Two YLs in a conversation.

JAPAN Radio Japan-NHK 13640 2212 Japanese 333 May 23 YL and OM with comments. //13265[333]via Bonaire.

ROMANIA Radio Romania Intl-RRI 9645 0323 English 333 May 23 Music and ID by an OM as RR Intl. Also comments by a YL.

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

Tips Roberto Pavanello

  990  18/5 21.58 SER R. Bilbao SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1341  21/5 21.58 SER R. Leon - SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
 3320  24/5 03.50 R. Sonder Grensee - Meyerton Afrikans talk OM suff.
 4835  22/5 21.45 VL8A - Alice Spring, Australia, EE NX buono
 4845  24/5 22.10 R. Cultura - Manaus, Brasil,  PP talk OM suff.
 6280  22/5 21.10 R. Victoria - Piratia,  EE ID e MX buono
 9505  22/5 21.35 R. Record - Sao Paolo, Brasil, PP Voz do Brazil buono
 9630  22/5 21.40 R. Transmundial - Santa Maria, Brasil, PP predica suff.
11780  22/5 21.20 R. Nac. Amazonia - Brasilia PP Voz do Brazil suff.

Il prossimo week-end niente tips causa gita turistica-radiofonica a Figueras, Alicante e Barcellona.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

lunedì 25 maggio 2009

Glenn Hauser logs May 24-25, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake survey May 24: barely caught a few bars of it on unusual 9390 until 1300*, but back on at 1308, poor; fortunately, no WWRB 9385 on yet. Against what? Per Aoki, at 12-13 on 9390 is R. Pakistan`s Chinese broadcast, so chalk up another neighbor to whom the ChiCom demonstrate their hostility. Aoki does not yet show it as *jammed. Or has that shifted one hour earlier due to DST in Pakistan? See original A-09 schedule in DXLD 9-039, with // 11510 at 12-13. Apparently it has not shifted, as in WRTH A-09 update still showing 12-13, unlike English at 16 which has shifted an hour earlier to 15.

More Firedrake May 24: at 1302, nothing on 8400, but 9000 was open carrier, resuming poorly at 1305. At 1308, nothing on 11300. BTW, that`s a very bad spot due to aeronautical air-ground communications in Africa. Without Firedrake blockage, one could sit on that frequency and hear planes contacting Khartoum, Tripoli, etc. At 1321, FD on 13970 // 9000. At 1324 also on 14420, better than // 13970 but fluttery. At this moment the ``ramshorn`` is being blown. At 1325 also audible on // 15600.

Firedrake May 25: surprised to hear it on another unusual frequency, 7280 at 1249, mixing with something in Chinese and // 9000. Aoki says 7280 bears Sound of Hope at 11-13, so that explains it: in this case a 300 kW Taiwan transmitter, so one can axually hear SOH in the mix, unlike their 1 kW jammer-spoilers elsewhere out-of-band. However, at 1354 on 7280 still hearing a Firedrake mix with something, SOH prolonged? // 13970. Per Aoki, V. of Strait is supposedly also on 7280 all along at 12-17 but WRTH does not have it; RFA Tinian does not start Cantonese on 7280 until 1430 and that is not asteri*ked as jammed.

Back at 1249, no Firedrake on 8400 or 11300. 9000 made its usual break 1300-1305; nothing there at 1352 recheck. At 1307, FD good on 13970, but even better on // 14420, which was still going at 1337. At 1404, 13970 open carrier, resuming FD at 1405. At 1406 still on 14420 but now very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also EAST TURKISTAN

** CUBA [and non]. Not just REE, but also RHC has a pen-pal service for DentroCubans: Sunday May 24 at 1319 on 12000 giving someone`s P- and e-mail address, in Amigos de Cuba show. QRM de distorted VOR Chinese, making noise bursts every few sex on 12000. RHC modulation OK, // 11760, and the VOR mess stopped at 1400*. Same QRM spurting from Khabarovsk next day May 25 at 1304 and 1350 chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKESTAN. Not much making it from E Asia on 16m, May 25 at 0505, but on 17720 there was CRI in German, fair signal going from Nachrichten to ``Sie fragen, wir antworten`` Q&A show. Via Kashi, central Asia, 308 degrees, 500 kW. Best signal on band, except for 17880 RFA NMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. Tnx to improved pre-solstitial conditions from other worldparts, decent reception of NHKWNRJ is possible without resorting to Sackville. May 25 at 0523 I ran across English on 11970, which per Eibi is via FRANCE for Africa; also at 1411 on 11985 direct from Japan for S Asia, clear unlike // 11705, which was nothing but a weak pre-echo under Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. If you hear Spanish on 12040, it is not necessarily the second harmonic of R. Victoria, Perú, as Yimber Gaviría reported from Colombia at 0053 May 19. At 0518 May 25 on 12040 I was hearing a fundamental REE // 6055, while 6020 was drowned by CRI via Sackville. The Victoria harmonic must axually be on the low side of 12040, as its fundamental was recently measured by Giampiero Bernardini, Italy, April 28 at 2330 on 6019.34v, so a harmonic of that would have been on 12038.68v. To confuse matters further, REE Costa Rica relay is also on 6020 at 00-04 and conceivably could produce its own harmonic, but those would be a satellite-delay apart from Noblejas direct frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. Bandscanning May 25 at 0514, came upon strange language on 13840, good signal. Hmmm, PWBR `2009` shows it could be Palau, or New Zealand. But the answer came only a minute later with singing ID repeating ``Radio Dabanga`` three or four times, and talk following was interrupted frequently by stingers. Apparently the Darfurians are thought to be easily bored by straight talk, which was certainly not in standard Arabic, or any kind of Arabic I could recognize. This transmission is 0430-0527, 250 kW, 330 degrees via Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI, 9955, UT Monday May 25 at 0526, good reception toward the end of WORLD OF RADIO 1461, and no jamming audible. I continue to marvel at WRMI NW antenna reception vs S antenna: May 25 before 1400, no sign of it, just DentroCuban Jamming Command. After 1400, R. Prague relay loud and clear, over jamming if any. After 1430 confirmed with that new infomercial instead of Studio DX for at least three weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. Bruce Barker in PA was hearing something in Arabic with Qur`an on 7250, May 24 at 0520-0600, while normally it`s Vatican in English and then Latin Mass, so I was sure to check it May 25: at 0509 definitely Vatican in English as scheduled. At 0529 outro of VR English, bells IS, 0530 into multi-lingual introduxion to Mass; a few sex of each marred by static crashes, so not certain I IDed them all, but tentatively Romanian, German, Slavic, Hungarian; 0532 into Latin.

Logs: 7225 VOR, ruso, ¿nuevo servicio?

ARMENIA 7270 Int. Russian Radio, Yerevan Gavar, 01:50-01:55, escuchada el 25 de mayo en ruso a locutor con comentarios sobre Ucrania, segmento musical, SINPO 45544

ETIOPÍA 5950 VO Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa-Gedja, 03:15-03:20, escuchada el 19 de mayo en dialecto africano sin identificar, probablemente tigrilla o Afar, locutor con comentarios acompañado de música étnica africana, segmento musical, locutora, SINPO 34433

MOLDAVIA 7285 Voice of Rusia, Kishinev-Grigoriopol, 01:58-02:02, escuchada el 25 de mayo en ruso a locutor en espacio DX, escucho fragmento de Radio Biafra, comentarios de la emisora, titulares de noticias, SINPO 44444

RUSIA 7225 Voz de Rusia, 01:40-01:45, escuchada el 25 de mayo en ruso, ID "Gosdka Rossii Radio", "program Cultura", emisión musical, locutor con noticias, en paralelo por 7260 y 7285, SINPO 35433

*Nuevo servicio?, frecuencia no listada ni en EiBi, Ni en Aoki, ni en WRTH.

SUDAN 7200 Sudan RTVC, Al Fitahab, 03:22-03:26, escuchada el 19 de mayo en árabe a locutora con comentarios, referencias a "sudanía", segmento de música folclórica local, SINPO 34433

USA 7505 WRNO New Orleáns, New Orleáns, 03:27-03:35, escuchada el 19 de mayo en inglés con emisión de música pop y rap, SINPO 45544

José Miguel Romero
Burjasot (Valencia)

Sangean ATS 909
Antena Radio Master A-108

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

BONAIRE   Radio Japan-NHK Relay   11935  0234  Japanese  333  May 23  YL communicationg with a YL and OM.

BRASIL   Nacional da Amazonia   11780  0240  Portuguese  333  May 23  OM with comments then some Brasilian music.

BRASIL   China Radio Intl-CRI Relay   9665  0318  Spanish  444  May 23  OM with comments.

CANADA   China Radio Intl-CRI Relay   9790  0307  English  444  May 23  OM with swine flu updates in China. //9690[444]Spain.

CUBA   Radio Habana Cuba - RHC   11690  0245  Spanish  433  May 23  YL with comments. OM with some vocal music. YL with comments 0251. //9600[333].

ECUADOR   HCJB Global  9745  0310  Spanish  444  May 23  YL with comments.

PORTUGAL   Voice of Germany-DW Relay   9825  0255  German  433  May 23  YL and OM with comments and DW ID.

SPAIN   China Radio Intl-CRI Relay   9690  0312  English  444  May 23  OM with comments and CRI Radio ID 0312.  //9790[444]via Canada.      

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

domenica 24 maggio 2009

AWR Radio Wavescan DX Contest 2009

Once again, Adventist World Radio takes pleasure in conducting an annual listener contest, and for this year the title is: "Silent Shortwave Station Contest".  You are invited to search through your own QSL collection and assemble together all of your QSLs that verify the reception of shortwave stations and/or shortwave transmitters that are no longer on the air.  In addition to the regular awards worldwide, there will be special awards for those who include a reception report of our DX program, "Wavescan", via radio Miami International WRMI, in Miami Florida.  Here are all of the details:-

1. List what you consider to be the five best QSLs from shortwave stations or transmitters that are no longer on the air.  The "best" may be described as the station or the transmitter itself, or the distance, or the power, or the age, or the circumstances under which you heard the station; or the QSL card itself, etc.  (Do not send the original cards.)

2. In one paragraph each, describe the reason why you consider each card to be one of the best in your collection.

3. Enclose a photocopy or each of these five cards, preferably in color, though black and white may be acceptable.  Remember, do not send the originals.

4. Send at least three reception reports on any AWR broadcast from KSDA Guam, or any AWR relay broadcast via any relay station anywhere in the world.  The AWR broadcasts may be on shortwave, mediumwave, or FM. All reception reports will be verified with a contest endorsement on the QSL card.

5. Where possible, please enclose three radio cards for inclusion in the Indianapolis QSL collection.  These cards may be old or new, and they may be QSL cards, reception report cards, picture cards, etc.  Not valid for this contest are amateur nor CB QSL cards.

The 2009 AWR DX Contest, "Silent Shortwave Station Contest", will run through the month of June.  All contest entries must be postmarked at the listener's location in any country of the world on any date during the month of June, and they must be delivered to the AWR postal address in Indianapolis no later than the end of July 2009.  Return postage in the form of currency notes in an international currency, mint postage stamps, or IRC coupons would be appreciated.  Also, where possible, provide a self addressed envelope, business size or half quarto size.

The only address for the 2009 "Silent Shortwave Station Contest" is:-
Silent Shortwave Station Contest
Box 29235
IN 46229 USA

The awards for this year's contest will be similar to all previous contests. There will be a special award for the world winner, one of the Jerry Berg radio history books; and "World Radio TV Handbook" or "Passport to World Band Radio" for continental winners.  In addition, there will be special awards for those who send in a reception report on the broadcast of "Wavescan" over the shortwave station in Miami, WRMI.

I sessantanni di Radio Capodistria

Sessantanni, ma non li dimostra. Radio Capodistria, lunedì 25 maggio, festeggerà il prestigioso traguardo: era la prima radio nata nell'ex zona B del Territorio libero di Trieste, oggi è la prima radio, per ascolti, nel Litorale sloveno. Il programma sloveno si è ritagliato uno spazio importante nel panorama radiofonico nazionale, quello italiano continua a svolgere, come ha sempre fatto, un ruolo fondamentale di comunicazione e contatto con il territorio e con le popolazioni di ben tre stati: Slovenia, Italia e Croazia. Il programma dei festeggiamenti è stato presentato ieri dai dirigenti dell'emittente: il direttore del Centro radiotelevisivo regionale di Capodistria Dragomir Mikelic, il vice direttore generale di RTV di Slovenia per i programmi italiani Antonio Rocco, e i capiredattori responsabili delle due testate: Aljosa Curavic per il programma italiano e Maja Kirar per quello sloveno. Il culmine delle celebrazioni è previsto per venerdì 29 maggio, quando alla Facoltà di studi umanistici di Capodistria si terrà il convegno internazionale «60 anni di Radio tra di voi», organizzato congiuntamente da Radio Capodistria, il Dipartimento di Italianistica della Facolta' di studi umanistici dell'Universita' del Litorale, il Centro italiano di Promozione, Cultura, Formazione e Sviluppo «Carlo Combi» e la Comunità degli italiani «Santorio Santorio» di Capodistria. La stessa sera ci sarà un concerto dei musicisti istriani Tamara Obrovac e Dario Marusic presso la sede della Comunità degli italiani. Per mantenere la posizione di leader e il prestigio conquistato in questi sessant'anni in un 'area transfrontaliera, multiculturale e multilinguistica, l'unica via è quella di puntare sulla qualità dei programmi e su un'informazione credibile, è stato ribadito nel corso della conferenza stampa. Quello che in particolare il programma italiano può offrire è la pluriennale esperienza di Radio di confine, con una spiccata attenzione per la realta' minoritaria. Questa capacità e volontà di comunicare oltre e al di là dei confini statali, nazionali e linguistici, entrambi i programmi di Radio Capodistria lo hanno dimostrato recentemente anche con la trasmissione «Caleidoscopio istriano», realizzata in collaborazione con i colleghi delle redazioni italiana e croata di Radio Pola: mezz'ora settimanale di informazioni e musica, in cui ognuno dei conduttori parla la propria lingua - italiano, sloveno, croato - e tutti si capiscono perfettamente. Un progetto questo, che sicuramente avrà un seguito. Anche in futuro, ha annunciato il caporedattore responsabile del programma italiano Aljosa Curavic, sarà imporante continuare a rinnovarsi, mantenendo sì la tradizione ma anche aprendosi e «conquistando» la modernità, «oggi molto difficile da afferrare e interpretare perché in continua evoluzione sia sul piano locale che regionale, ma anche globale e universale». Un'emittente, Radio Capodistria, dunque, con una storia importante alle spalle, ma assolutamente non disposta a invecchiare.

Time signal from Brasil

Good signal 10.000 khz  at  20,00 utc TIME SIGNAL from BRASIL!!!
!!!!! Io leggo PLAY-DX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Mauro IK2GFT - Swl 1510-
-JRC525Nrd - Lowe HF150-
Filter PAR Electronics – BCST-LPF + BCST-HPF
-Evasdropper SWL Sloper 11mt to 120mt Band- Loop LFL1010
-Lat. 45.42166° Long. 9.1248° -Locator grid. Jn 45 Nk-

VOV inaugurates its new radio house

Along with the inauguration of its new radio house at 58 Quan Su street, Hanoi, the Voice of Vietnam started terrestrial broadcasting of its television channel and traffic information radio channel.At the event, which coincided with activities to celebrate the 119th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh, the Hanoi Municipal People's Committee mounted a plaque reading 'Project in Celebration of 1000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi'.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, VOV Deputy Director General Le Dinh Dao emphasized that the new modern building marks a new era for VOV during the country's process of integration, industrialization and modernization and lays the foundations for VOV staff to improve their working style.

Meanwhile, National Assembly Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien commended VOV for its accessible, concise and in-depth news programmes and its effective efforts to preserve national cultural identities as well as to refute distortions and wrong allegations by reactionary forces.

The new radio channel, with 100 cameras placed around Hanoi, can provide people, especially road users, with information about traffic congestion and accidents in the city.

VOV now has five radio channels, a TV channel, a news website, and a newspaper, which cover all political, cultural and social events inside and outside the country.

Its short wave, medium wave and FM programmes, with a total airtime of 218 hours per day, currently reach 99 percent of the country's population.(from via Arnaldo Slaen)

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Shepparton   15560  2219  English  444  May 22  YL interviewing an OM on Networking Worldwide. Also on China and India competition in the business world. //15515[333]Shepparton, 15230[444]Shep and 13630[44]Shep.

BONAIRE   Radio Netherlands Intl Relay-RNI  17605  2215  Dutch  444  May 22 OM with RNI ID followed by an OM with comments. //15540[444]Bonaire.

CANADA   China Radio Intl Relay-CRI   13700  2235  Spanish  444  May 22  YL with comments plus an OM also with comments.

COSTA RICA   Radio Exterior Espana-REE Relay   17850  2244  Spanish  232  May 22  OM with comments and ID 2230. //15110[4444]Costa Rica.

CUBA   Radio Habana Cuba-RHC   17705  2214  Spanish  333  May 22  YL and OM with comments.

ECUADOR   HCJB Global   12040  2245  German  444  May 22  YL ancr with childrens choir music.

JAPAN   Radio Japan-NHK   13650 2237  Chinese  433  May 22  Radio Japan IS music and S/on by a YL at 2240.

JAPAN   Radio Japan-NHK   13640  2242  Japanese  444  May 22  YL with comments and pop vocal music

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

sabato 23 maggio 2009

Glenn Hauser logs May 23, 2009

** CHINA. Hunting for Firedrakes the morning of May 23: conditions depressed, and did not find any between 8 and 19 MHz except: 14420 at 1316, good signal, // weaker 15600.

Note: some of these Firedrakes are likely coming from EAST TURKISTAN sites Kashi or Urumqi, but since SAFRT refuses to register their jammers with HFCC, we can`t be sure. It makes propagational sense for jammers targeting east or central China to be sending from an appropriate skip distance in west `China` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC audio pretty distorted on 11760, May 23 at 1310 during Despertar con Cuba. Wake up and fix it! // 12000 was OK, and well atop the VOR Chinese co-channel. Fortunately, 11760 was not splattering or putting out any detectable spurs; the 22 and 19-mb frequencies were not distorted, either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. Middle-of-night 16 and 19m opening from China May 23 not nearly as good as 24 hours before, but at 0622 on 17680 hearing Chinese-accented Spanish, fair with deep fades, which checks as CRI via Kashi, 294 degrees for Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also CHINA

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. Unlike the night before, R. Free Asia in Chinese very good on 17880 and 17615 at 0623 May 23, well atop the ChiCom CNR1 jamming if it was audible at all, due to propagational variation. RFA 21550 also JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. On Saturdays only, 15170 is not blocked by REE Costa Rica, so May 23 at 1323 I was hearing HOA singing, S9+10 with fades, but undermodulated; still 1335 with weak talk. Per Aoki this is the VOA Somali service via MADAGASCAR, 1300-1400, 250 kW at 359 degrees.

VOA English, 17585 Greenville, often barely audible, but assisted by sporadic E, loud and clear on May 23 at 1426 with anti-AIDS PSA, the underlying assumption being that sex otherwise is acceptable! This is one of those-split-hour transmissions, nonsensically switching transmitter sites in the middle, both aimed at the same target from widely divergent direxions. In this case it`s Greenville 250 kW at 94 degrees until 1430, then Udorn, THAILAND from 1430, 250 kW at 276 degrees, both for all of Africa except the North.

Normally I can`t hear the second half as 16m propagation from Thailand at that hour is not exactly ideal, but this time I could. The next promo at 1429 for VOA`s hip-hop show was cut off sharply at 1429:30 for the Yankee Doodle Dandy sign-off routine from Greenville, but barely audible underneath I could hear a separate YDD as Thailand was signing on. Greenville left its open carrier on until 1438:15* making a SAH of 200/minute = 3 and a third Hz, with the much weaker Thai signal. This was a mixed blessing; the carrier helped to squelch the noise level, but it was still too much to make Udorn readable. At 1450 recheck, Udorn alone was just barely audible.

Now in Africa, assuming roughly equal propagation at that hour from NC and Thailand, the modulation clash at 1429-1431 plus the additional 7 minutes overlap amounts to VOA interfering totally unnecessarily with itself! If they insist on this nonsense of switching sites in the middle of an hour, it should be DCI and CS == one drops carrier immediately and the other crash-starts, so at worst there would be a brief interruption or overlap glitch in the progression of the programming content, which goes on relentlessly. Is anyone paying attention at IBB frequency management? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

** U S A. Since thanks to HF sporadic E, WWCR was inbooming again May 23 at 1327, 15825 so strong I could hear the squeal, and 13845 so strong I could hear the crosstalk from 7490 modulation, I looked again for the WWRB harmonic on 18770, and there it was, weak but fading up to S4, // 9385 with Alex Scourby biblical pontifications. But still, WWCR 9980 harmonic not making it on 19960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

venerdì 22 maggio 2009

Ascolti AM

Proseguo con entusiasmo le prove del mio nuovo ATS909 Sangean.

Lunedì 18 maggio 2009
05.31 - 9430 kHz
CVC INT. - Lusaka (Zambia)
EE, tk OM e mx R&B.
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
05.48 - 13970 kHz
FIREDRAKE -> Sound of Hope
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
05.56 - 7200 kHz
SUDAN R. - Omdurman
AA, annunci OM/YL.
Segnale sufficiente-buono
06.33 - 17515 kHz
R. CINA INT. - Kashi
II, intervista ad un tenore.
Segnale buono-molto buono
06.41 - 11530 kHz
Musica popolare.
Segnale insufficiente-buono
06.43 - 11640 kHz
TWR - Meyerton (Sud Africa)
Musica religiosa.
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
QRM Voice of Greece +5 kHz.
06.49 - 11950 kHz
PBS XIZANG - Lhasa (Tibet)
Musica locale.
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
07.35 - 11905 kHz
CNR 6 - Beijing (Cina)
Parlato OM.
Segnale insufficiente
Tx difettoso on e off.
07.39 - 13670 kHz
PBS XINJIANG - Urumqi (Cina)
Uighur, tk YL e mx locale.
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
07.44 - 15590 kHz
FIREDRAKE -> Sound of Hope?
Segnale sufficiente-buono
Su 15800-16000 non c'era niente.
09.39 - 15320 kHz
VTC int/sig.
Segnale buono
Tests o manutenzione (tx?).


Martedì 19 maggio 2009
05.46 - 21550 kHz
CNR 1 -> RFA Mandarin
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
05.51 - 17655 kHz
EE, nxs YL.
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
05.54 - 17760 kHz
R. ROMANIA INT. - Tiganesti
EE, nxs YL.
Segnale buono-molto buono
NF? No 17770 (EiBi).
05.56 - 17780 kHz
CNR 1 -> RFA Mandarin
Segnale insufficiente-buono
05.59 - 15615 kHz
CNR 1 -> RFA Mandarin
Segnale buono-molto buono
14.30 - 21695//17725 kHz
VOICE OF AFRICA - Tripoli-Sabrata (Libia)
Inglese, notizie YL.
Segnale sufficiente-buono
14.38 - 17625 kHz
DEM. VO BURMA - Talata V. (Madagascar)
Intervista telefonica OM/YL.
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
*14.50 - 15225 kHz
BSKSA - Ryadh (Arabia Saudita)
AA, tk OMs e musica locale.
Segnale buono-molto buono
S/on 10 minuti prima del previsto.
14.55 - 15410 kHz
CVC VOZ CRISTA - Santiago (Cile)
PP, tk OM e mx Gospel stile brasiliano.
Segnale sufficiente-molto buono
15.04 - 13725 kHz
NIPPON NO KAZE - Darwin (Australia)
Canzone melodica in giapponese.
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
QRM BBC -5 kHz.
Spazzolata la banda dei 21 metri mi sposto su quella dei 25. Alle 15.14 passo su 11815 kHz e sento parlare in portoghese un uomo e una donna con la tipica vivacità brasiliana e una citazione del "Brasil". Il segnale si riceve discretamente per qualche decina di secondi e poi svanisce nel nulla. Secondo i database correnti, come EiBi ed Aoki, l'unica stazione a trasmettere in portoghese a tale orario e su detta frequenza è RADIO BRASIL CENTRAL. Mi rendo conto che possa essere un ascolto difficile da rendere credibile agli appassionati più esperti, però io riferisco (sempre!) ciò che ho sintonizzato. Personalmente, comunque, non ritengo che - anche se raro - un ascolto del genere sia impossibile. In Portogallo, ad esempio, più di una volta il Brasile in 25 metri nel pomeriggio è stato ascoltato e, anche se geograficamente più vicino all'America, l'esposizione solare lusitana non è così diversa dalla nostra, almeno nelle ore diurne. Poi può anche darsi che c'entri qualche anomalia propagativa, oppure una riflessione di pura fortuna. Il famoso fattore C.


Mercoledì 20 maggio 2009
05.24 - 9495.6 kHz
ABKHAZ R. - Sukhumi (Georgia)
Parlato OM/YL.
Segnale insufficiente-sufficiente
In sottofondo sembra esserci un altro trasmettitore
a + o - 100 Hz che fa eco con quello dominante.
Ci sono altri txs in Abkhazia su tale frequenza?
9535 forse era off.

SWL I1-0799GE
Luca Botto Fiora
(max. 30 MB - no ADSL)

G.C. 09E13 - 44N21
Rapallo (Genova)

R7 Drake
Satellit 500 Grundig
ATS909 Sangean
DE1103 Degen

Loop ferrite ACA 75 cm modificata (@70 kHz-2 MHz)
Loop 1 spira da finestra 150x100 cm (@2-6 MHz)
Dipolo aperto 20 m (@6-30 MHz)

Ampli RF K0LR per loop ferrite modificato (WA1ION)
Ampli RF LX1456 Nuova Elettronica per loop SW/dipolo
Balun a choke coassiale 1:1 di RG174 per dipolo (IZ7ATH)
Eliminatore di QRM MFJ 1026 modificato (W8JI)
Software UTE MultiMode 5.9.2 BlackCatSystems (demo)

Radio Gloria International this Sunday

Date 24TH of May 2009
Time 0900 to 1000 UTC

Channel 6140 KHz

Radio Gloria will be broadcasting over the transmitting station in Wertachtal Germany.

The transmitter power will be 100 000 Watts, and we will be using a non-directional antenna system (Quadrant antenna).

Good listening

73s Tom

Glenn Hauser logs May 21-22, 2009

** AUSTRALIA. CVC Darwin, May 22 at 0536 with YL in Chinese on 17830; 340 degrees; next to it on 17820 was weaker singing, which chex as CVC Indonesian service, 290 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. RA in English, 13630, May 22 at 0551 during interview, but QRM from CW sending Vs, and then into brief message with DE but could not catch ID. At first I thought it might be part of the program production with CW effect in the background, but not present on // 15160, 15240.

After 0610, RA had an engrossing talk mentioning the threat of frozen methane melting at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the dire effect on American and European climates if the Gulf Stream stops keeping Europe mild and heat builds up in the Gulf. I wanted to hear all of this again, but the RA program schedule shows Asia Pacific Business at this time on Fridays, and its content does not match! I did find a web page about this potential devastation:

** AUSTRIA. Only a month from Solstice, Europe now making it up to 14 MHz in the nightmiddle: 13730 in Austro-German at 0555 May 22, fair signal. I wanted to reconfirm the token English newscast around 0608, elsewhen heard on 6155, but missed it as I was trying to track down a local noise source, since the heavier line noise has abated; at 0614 however, I barely caught OE1 going from French back to German. Solar flux had inched up to 72 on May 21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 11600 at 0559 May 22 with `space music`, IS and opening French as ``Radio Bulgarie Internationale`` --- do they add International to their English ID now? If so, I have not noticed it. Neither English nor French webpages put International(e) in the title: 
So perhaps it should be rendered ``Radio Bulgarie (internationale)``. Then at 0601 on 11800 found R. Bulgaria in Spanish giving its entire transmission schedule in that language (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake, May 21 at 1333 on 11300, better than and not // 13970 or 9000, while inaudible on 8400, so ex-that? Good thing I bothered to scan that far out-of-band, so I continued up to 19 MHz, and found something else interesting instead; see U S A.

Firedrake, May 22: at the very late hour of 0533, there it was on 18320 with a poor signal. 17 and 15 MHz were full of Asian signals, including CNR-1 jamming; see below. At 0544 also FD poor on 15600 and not // 18320. At 0556 a trace of FD on 13970.

Not so good the next morning: at 1317, no FD audible on 11300. At 1350, none on 11300, 13970, 15150, 15600 or 18320, but poorly audible on 9000 // 8400. Also checked entire out-of-band ranges from 10000 to 19000 with no others found.

Unlike some previous mid-night openings, May 22 had both ChiCom CNR-1 jamming, and R. Free Asia audible at same time; site and azimuth info from Aoki and/or HFCC:

0535 on 17880, mix of two different Chinese services, one of which is CNR-1 jamming. The other, RFA SAIPAN, 310 degrees.

0536 on 17615, similar to 17880; one audio source was // 17880, and the other was not, i.e. RFA with deliberate delay of a few seconds: RFA, TINIAN, 295 degrees.

0542 on 15635, Chinese audio with echo, // 17880. Target RFA via Irkutsk, RUSSIA, 152 degrees, itself not audible.

0549 on 15615, CNR1 jamming mixed with other Chinese audio. RFA TINIAN, 279 degrees.

0630 on 17880, Chinese talk with `diamond` music theme as heard a few times before, mentioned Mei-Guo, good over other Chinese audio. I think it is RFA on top at the moment, but either one could have been mentioning America, of course.

Other catches from China, altho not jammers:

0540 on 15785, Chinese M&W not // 17615, fair, since this is CRI itself, Xi`an 354 degrees toward Mongolia and W Siberia. Not good news for Galei Zahal if it is really 24h on this frequency; no sign of it.

0543 on 15665, M&W conversation in Russian, fluttery, CRI ID ``MPK``; Kashi 308 degrees; 0545 // 15445, same.

0547 on 15465, CRI English ID in passing, address. Kashi 209 degrees

** CUBA. RHC absent again from 13780, May 21 at 1340, and not on its ex, 15370, either. This also removed the 13880 and 13580 mixing products with 13680, still running, as well as 13760, 15120, 15360, all checked, plus 12000, this time somewhat atop the VOR Chinese co-channel from Khabarovsk.

May 22 at 1311, 13880 was back and therefore fundamental 13780 as well, at the moment with clips of Obama vs Cheney speeches the day before. Today RHC had more advantage over VOR 12000, still problematic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. Happened to hear R. Martí promoting TV Martí, May 22 at 1301 on 7405, saying people could see it on channel 20. The channels have changed from time to time, but I wonder why this is seldom if ever reported by US TV DXers. You`d think Gulf tropo would bring it in even if the signal is direxional and weakish usward. So is this now from the plane, or an aerostat, or ground-based, and what hours is it on the air, surely not 24?

What else is on channel 20 in Florida? WBBH Fort Myers would have been the biggest problem but it has already migrated to 15 for DTV. However, 20 is the permanent DT for WLRN Miami, 625 kW with a CP for 870. There are also lower-powered stations in Melbourne, Tampa-Saint Petersburg and faraway Panama City (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Looking for Firedrakes, May 21 at 1345, instead encountered weak signal with singing on 18770, fading in and out and/or with modulation pauses. Must be a harmonic: yes, // 9385 WWRB in Brother Scare service but someone else singing and testifying at the moment. 18770 peaked at S4, and with the FRG-7 preselector peaked on 18770, not 9385, so despite the usual extremely strong signal on the fundamental, I think this was a true transmitted harmonic, usually inaudible but propagating now tnx to an increasingly frequent seasonal sporadic-E opening, correlating evidence being WWCR 15825 inbooming (but no sign of it on 19960 = 2 x 9980), so once again WWRB is one-up on WWCR in the spurious department. Hey Dave, how much power are you putting out on 18770? I think it must be a pretty good QRP DX catch. Such a short skip distance, slightly over a megameter, is possible only with E-layer skip, not F-layer.

Next day May 22 at 1352, since WWCR was again inbooming via sporadic E on 15825, I searched for the WWRB harmonic on 18770, but could not detect even the open carrier this time:

WWRB, 9385, S9+22 at 1348 May 22, nothing but hum, having lost the Brother Scare feed again; enough signal to put weak spurs detectable on 9317 and 9453 hetting 9320 and 9455 stations, but at least there was no modulation on the spurs either. Altho I could have heard him on WINB 9265, I preferred 9385 for another enjoyable break from B.S. rants, so kept listening to the hum; at 1357 and again at 1359 inserted WWRB IDs, but nothing else. Finally at 1404 joined in progress Alex Scourby Bible readings, via Walterboro, or default fill from Manchester? Left the receiver running down low, not paying much attention, but realized at 1530 that it was again modulation-less; fitfully resumed Scourby at 1539 at low level, taking another two minutes to bring him up to normal level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWV, 20000, May 22 at 0534, correlating with a late sporadic-E opening in WNAm still being reported into VHF, tho not much of that here. Time to check for KOA 25950 or anything else on 11 meters, but nothing heard yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###


DX MIX NEWS # 573                                               22 May 2009
BELARUS    Summer A-09 of Radio Belarus, Minsk:
1100-1400 on  7210 MNS 075 kW / 270 deg
1100-1400 on  7390 MNS 150 kW / 246 deg
1400-1600 on  7210 MNS 075 kW / 270 deg
1400-1600 on  7390 MNS 150 kW / 246 deg
2200-2300 on  7210 MNS 075 kW / 270 deg
2200-2300 on  7255 MNS 250 kW / 252 deg
2200-2300 on  7390 MNS 150 kW / 246 deg
1600-1800 on  7210 MNS 075 kW / 270 deg
1705-1800 on  7255 MNS 250 kW / 252 deg
1600-1800 on  7390 MNS 150 kW / 246 deg
1800-2000 on  7210 MNS 075 kW / 270 deg
1800-2000 on  7255 MNS 250 kW / 252 deg
1800-2000 on  7390 MNS 150 kW / 246 deg
2000-2200 on  7210 MNS 075 kW / 270 deg
2000-2200 on  7255 MNS 250 kW / 252 deg
2000-2200 on  7390 MNS 150 kW / 246 deg
Belarussian Belorusskoe Radio HS-1
0400-0700 on 11930 MNS 250 kW / 072 deg
1500-1700 on  7255 MNS 250 kW / 072 deg

EGYPT    Summer A-09 of Radio Cairo:
0700-1100 on 15790 ABZ 100 kW / 250 deg to WeAf in Arabic General Service
1015-1215 on 15170 ABZ 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs in Arabic
1215-1330 on 17835 ABZ 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs in English
1230-1400 on 15710 ABS 250 kW / 106 deg to SEAs in Indonesian
1300-1600 on 15080 ABS 250 kW / 241 deg to WeAf in Arabic
1330-1530 on 15800 ABZ 100 kW / 070 deg to WeAs in Farsi
1430-1600 on 12170 ABZ 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAs in Pashto
1500-1600 on  9250 ABZ 250 kW / 050 deg to CeAs in Uzbek
1500-1600 on 15255 ABS 250 kW / 330 deg to EaEu in Albanian
1530-1730 on 17810 ABZ 100 kW / 170 deg to CEAf in Swahili
1600-1700 on 15285 ABZ 100 kW / 160 deg to ECAf in Afar
1600-1800 on  6270 ABZ 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs in Urdu
1600-1800 on 12170 ABZ 150 kW / 195 deg to CSAf in English
1700-1900 on  6860 ABS 250 kW / 005 deg to N/ME in Turkish
1700-2300 on  9250 ABZ 250 kW / 180 deg to EaAf in Arabic R.Waadi e Nile
1700-1730 on 15285 ABZ 100 kW / 160 deg to ECAf in Somali
1730-1900 on 15285 ABZ 100 kW / 160 deg to ECAf in Amharic
1800-1900 on  6255 ABS 250 kW / 330 deg to WeEu in Italian
1800-2100 on  9990 ABS 250 kW / 241 deg to WeAf in Hausa
1900-2000 on  6255 ABS 250 kW / 330 deg to WeEu in German
1900-2000 on  6860 ABS 250 kW / 005 deg to EaEu in Russian
1900-2030 on 11510 ABZ 100 kW / 250 deg to WeAf in English
1900-2400 on  6290 ABS 250 kW / 315 deg to WeEu in Arabic General Service
1900-0030 on 11540 ABZ 100 kW / 160 deg to CEAf in Arabic R.Voice of Arabs
2000-2115 on  6255 ABS 250 kW / 330 deg to WeEu in French
2000-2200 on  6860 ABZ 250 kW / 110 deg to AUS  in Arabic
2030-2230 on  9280 ABS 250 kW / 241 deg to WeAf in French
2115-2245 on  6255 ABS 250 kW / 330 deg to WeEu in English
2215-2330 on  9360 ABZ 250 kW / 245 deg to SoAm in Portuguese
2300-0030 on 11590 ABZ 250 kW / 330 deg to NEAm in English
2330-0045 on  9250 ABS 250 kW / 241 deg to SoAm in Arabic
2330-0045 on  9360 ABZ 250 kW / 245 deg to CeAm in Arabic
0000-0700 on  6290 ABS 250 kW / 315 deg to NoAm in Arabic General Service
0030-0430 on 11590 ABZ 250 kW / 330 deg to NEAm in Arabic
0045-0200 on  7540 ABZ 250 kW / 315 deg to NoAm in Spanish
0045-0200 on  9360 ABZ 250 kW / 245 deg to CeAm in Spanish
0045-0200 on  9915 ABS 250 kW / 252 deg to SoAm in Spanish
0200-0330 on  7540 ABZ 250 kW / 315 deg to NoAm in English

GERMANY(non)    New station via Media Broadcast - Cheetah Radio in English:
1600-1700 on 11885 WER 125 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Sat. VG signal here in BUL.

giovedì 21 maggio 2009

QSL Radio Cochiguaz

R. Cochiguaz 6391 KHz - con QSL in 81 giorni via snail mail.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Glenn Hauser logs May 20, 2009

** CANADA. Checked RCI 9515 again 24 hours later, May 20 at 2145 and no spurs in the 9.3 or 9.7 MHz area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1461, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 20 at 1319: best on 13970, next best 9000, and just barely audible on 8400, all // synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. DentroCuban Jamming Command pulses interfering with WORLD OF RADIO on WRMI, 9955, May 20 at 0503. Excuse me if I continue to be upset about Cuban jamming, especially against non-Spanish, non-exile broadcasts. How many of you can say that you are jammed by the pals of ``your friend in Habana``, Arnie Coro, whose own DX program is immune from jamming? This was a repeat of WOR edition 1460, as 1461 starts this week on UT Thursday May 21.

9560 with hash against weakest R. Australia signal at 1300 May 20, from the Cuban relay of CRI on 9570, and also traces of same audible under strongest RA signal 9580. These must be what ruin RA reception in Ontario, as Andy Reid reminds us.

After missing a few days, RHC`s 12000 was back May 20 at 1318, despite V of Russia Chinese service co-channel. The two were about equal levels here, despite Cuba`s extreme proximity advantage, taking turns dominating. Still same at 1345, when Russian song being played, but announcements in Chinese. At least the VOR transmission has been cleaned up to lack all the dirty splash above and below. I suppose the clash is less of a problem in RHC`s 12000 target area of ``Nueva York``, while there are plenty of clear //s, 11760, 13680, 13760, 13780, 13880, 15120, 15360 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR, 15825, May 20 at 1324, tnx sporadic E inbooming so much that the squeal was audible beneath the jailed Tony Alámo, whose child sexual abuse trial has been postponed again until July, presumably another playback of an old program, ``if you serve yourself, you are serving Satan``. Judging from occasional murmurs, prompted reaxion from his small audience, he was preaching to children, which could explain his extremely condescending tone, turning off an adult audience except for those ripe for condescension (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. VR, 9645 in Scandinavian language, UT Wednesday May 20 at 0505, along with Brazilian het from 9645.3 or so. Wonder if this was in Danish, or is ever in Danish, as it would be the only SWBC left in that language besides Greenland 3815. VR is not helpful in breaking down which days of the week carry which Scand language; only native speakers can tell (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

mercoledì 20 maggio 2009

Years of Australian Radio Heritage - Radio Heritage Media Release


217 Years of Australian Radio Heritage
2BH - 2LT - 2MG - AM Heritage Stations

Some 217 years of Australian radio heritage is now celebrated on-line at with the release of three new station profiles in the popular Long Lost Australian Radio Stars series.

2BH Broken Hill, 2LT Lithgow and 2MG Mudgee have served their local communities for an accumulated 217 years, with 2BH celebrating 75 years on the air on June 30 2009.

The Radio Heritage Foundation continues with its roll-out of heritage profiles by adding these three New South Wales AM stations to the growing number already on-line at

2BH 'The Voice of the Western Darling' includes Aunt Ruby from the 2BH Smiler's Club [with close to 3000 members], manager John W Prider [migrated from 5DN Adelaide] and 'has a line up of nearly half a hundred features'.

Lithgow's 'Sunshine Station' 2LT 'has won the confidence of listener and advertiser alike', with personalities such as Janet Miles [2LT Younger Set] and F. Harper [well known to many Sydney audiences, a very fine tenor voice], and the 2LT Sunbeamer's Club with a membership of over 2000.

Station 2MG 'takes three news broadcasts a day from the ABC' and features programs such as Jackaroo Joy, Youth Speaks and Library of the Air, whilst 'very well liked and highly successful in radio is 2MG's youngest announcer Frank Yates. Frank is just 19 years old.'

You'll enjoy reading more about the personalities, programs and heritage of these three heritage AM stations - still broadcasting in 2009 with their original calls - and on-line today at

Whilst there, check out our many other Australian heritage broadcasters in our Long Lost Australian Radio Stars series and our list of pioneer broadcasters from the 1920's in 'Early Australian Radio'.

Congratulations to 2BH Broken Hill, 2LT Lithgow and 2MG Mudgee 'still going after all this time' with over 70 years of local community service each.

If you have any stories, photos, memorabilia, memories or recordings of any of these heritage AM stations that you'd like to share with us and the world, write to and we'll be glad to hear from you.

For now, help celebrate 217 years of radio service to New South Wales by visiting 2BH, 2LT and 2MG at today.

RNZI Radio Heritage Documentary - Radio Heritage Media Release

RNZI Airs New Radio Heritage Documentary
AFRS Mosquito Network June 01 2009

Join us on June 01 2009 when the Radio Heritage Foundation airs a new radio heritage documentary on the Radio New Zealand International [RNZI] Mailbox program.

You can listen via shortwave or audio on demand [for the following month] with full details of frequencies and times and audio download at

The program features the story of the six stations of the famous AFRS Mosquito Network during World War II, and how they got their name.

American Expeditionary Stations in Noumea, Munda, Guadalcanal, Espiritu Santo, Bougainville and Auckland all went on air in 1944, some 65 years ago, and were staffed by professional broadcasters drawn from American radio stations.

Featuring top Hollywood and music show stars, the stations entertained hundreds of thousands of Allied troops, and introduced structured radio broadcasting to the Solomon Islands and [now] Vanuatu for the first time.

Join David Ricquish of the Radio Heritage Foundation on this journey back to 1944, details about the special four station off-air network broadcast, and the music of forces favorite GI Jill who joins the program.

This new radio heritage documentary on RNZI complements three new stories about the Mosquito Network just released at

You'll read more about the stations and their place in Pacific radio heritage in AFRS Guadalcanal, AFRS Radio City and AFRS Mosquito Bites.

The stories are based on interviews with surviving Mosquito Network personnel and extensive research by Martin Hadlow, former manager of the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service.

June 01 2009, be listening to Mailbox on Radio New Zealand International for AFRS Mosquito Network, the new radio heritage documentary from the Radio Heritage Foundation.

Glenn Hauser logs May 18-19, 2009

** CANADA. May 19 at 2135 I was checking 9330 to see if I could get a signal there // 12085 Syria, q.v.. Instead I heard a big blob of extremely distorted talk, extending roughly 9320-9360, peaking around 9335. Figured it was most likely very strong WWRB 9385 which has done this before, or weaker but still spur-producing WTJC 9370 --- but the modulation spike peaks did not match either. So searched further on second receiver for a match.

There it is, on 9515! Which is RCI, currently in Chinese. That`s another transmitter which has gone haywire in the past. Then looked for more spurious on hi side and found it even worse, roughly 9650-9720, peaking around 9685. Forget about hearing any other stations in those ranges.

9515 itself was somewhat undermodulated and distorted but nowhere as bad as the spurs. 9515 is scheduled to go off at 2159, and indeed it and the spurs were off after 2200. The next language, Spanish, should start at 2205 on 6100, but I was hearing nothing there a few minutes later. If it`s the very same transmitter it might also pollute the 49m band. I have notified Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, May 19 at 1350: 8400 stronger than 9000 and once again // rather than different feeds. Also // 13970 but not audible on 15150 or 15600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA

** CUBA [and non]. 9805, May 18 at 1422, DCJC pulses QRMing weak signal in Vietnamese. Per Aoki, that is Radio Free Asia, 14-15 at 285 degrees from Saipan. Nice of Cuba to help out their Hanoi comrades, but jamming probably not very effective way over there! Axually, it`s typically leftover incompetent Cuban jamming which on 9805 is ``needed`` only at 1000-1300 when Radio Martí is using it. Aoki does not have this RFA transmission a*terisked as jammed intentionally.

Imagine how many Cuban people could have a decent meal merely with the money saved by reducing jamming only to hours required against broadcasts hostile to the regime! Let alone closing down the power-hogging jammers completely and letting chips fall where they may. The Revolution really has no confidence in itself.

9565, DentroCuban Jamming Command pulses against nothing, May 19 at 1311; they`re there because Radio Martí uses 9565 at a totally different time, 1700-2400. Well, not exactly against nothing, since this was QRMing CRI relay via CUBA on 9570! Cuban Commies vs Chinese Commies via Cuban Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 17620, May 19 at 1355 with jazz vocal by YL in English, but off at 1357* This fits for RFI Issoudun to WAf schedule.

The strike must be in its 8th day, since May 19 at 2123 I was again hearing songs in French on 17630, instead of the scheduled Spanish semihour via Guiana French, and again cut off abruptly at 2130* sharp, while the same music, a few sex apart continued on much weaker 17620, now to WAf from Montsinéry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. Now that VOI is back on a clear frequency, 9525, I can confirm that they are still doing a joint program in English with RRI Banjarmasin on Tuesdays; May 19 had give-and-take between Jakarta hostess and RRI-B guy, and at 1342 went to pre-produced program from Banjarmasin. No QRM, but we still have to cope with accents, hum, undermodulation, and propagational fading reducing readability. All I could tell was that the talk was full of numerical statistics, probably MEGO-inducing anyway, tsk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SYRIA. 12085 with big S9+20 signal May 19 at 2133, but hum and just barely audible extremely undermodulated ME vocal music. Has to be R. Damascus as scheduled during this hour in English, and with its typical modulation problems. Then looked for possible // 9330 but found it blocked by RCI spur; see CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

martedì 19 maggio 2009

Un futuro difficile per Radio Serbia

Uncertain future for International Radio Serbia. "Your encouraging messages greatly help the efforts of employees in our media house, despite unenviable financial situation, to preserve one of the oldest short wave stations in the world, help us, because you rightfully expect better and more interesting program. 'The interruption in your program, even for just a few days, for any reason, would be a source of concern and sorrow for us, because you become part of our life and our family,' says Al Aid Bin Amar from Algeria. Our colleague Christian Miling from Germany writes with dismay how he read the information on our web page that, because of the difficult financial situation, the survival of International Radio Serbia is endangered." Listener's Mailbox, International Radio Serbia, 17 May 2009.

     "The Trade Union of Radio Yugoslavia (International Radio Serbia) hereby wants to inform the public of the very difficult situation which employees in this media house have faced 73 years after its foundation. The reason for such a situation is not only the undefined status of our house, but also the irregular financing of its activities, which includes the issue of employees' salaries. Although there is a 2009 budget rebalance ahead, Radio Yugoslavia has not received any official information from the Ministry of Culture on the amount of this year's budget installment intended for the activities of our house. ... The Trade Union hereby appeals to its colleagues in Serbia and abroad and to listeners to support the efforts of Radio Yugoslavia to preserve one of the oldest radio stations in the world." Via Radio Srbjia website. Posted: 18 May 2009 Permalink

Andrea Borgnino IW0HK - HB9EMK

Nueva QSL

Escuchada el día 24-04-09 a las 2219 UTC en griego
Recibida QSL.
Datos completos (con error en la fecha de la escucha, ya que indica el 24-03-09)
V/S: Director general
Informe enviado a:
Demoró 14 días

Javier Robledillo Jaén
Elche (Alicante)


El Radio club de Concepcion, CE5JA, llama a concurso en banda de 40 metros el proximo 21 de Mayo desde el muelle del monitor Huscar en Talcahuano y hace extensiva la participacion al segmento de Radioescuchas chilenos y extranjeros.

Las reglas de participacion estan contenidas en este Links:

                       Bases de participacion para Radioescuchas

               21 DE MAYO 2009 - 1000-1600 HORAS DE CHILE
                                         BANDA DE 40 METROS

Categoria Radioescucha:
Se debera enviar una planilla conteniendo todos los datos necesarios para comprobar la escucha de los contactos que realice CE35JA con las estciones participantes:

Estacion contactada,  Hora de CHILE,  Frecuencia,  RST, Operador

La planilla debera tener al menos 10 contactos escuchado en un lapso minimo de una hora, lo cual significa efectuara escuchas reales del concurso por al menos una hora

Formato de control de escuchas, planilla de calculo Excell.
Enivo por correo tradicional o electronico.

                   Directorio CE5JA
          Radioclub de Concepcion 

VIA:   Hector Frias,  CE3FZL