martedì 30 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 29-30, 2011

** ALBANIA. Further monitoring of R. Tirana, Monday August 29, on webcast if not SW: No English at 1845, but Turkish continued to 1900. I think there are two different feed lines as the MW site is not // the SW site. Since the unofficial stream was set up by German friends, they are partial to the one containing German (at 1800).

I re-`tuned in` to stream at 1957, dead air until IS started at 2002:30. `Perfect` reception only reveals the flaws in this old worn-out lo-fi and distorted recording. But I kept listening to it until 2013 stepped out to be sure 13735 was still off the air; it was, and couldn`t hear it way out here on // 7465 if it were on.

Back to the stream just in time to hear theme at 2015 and opening in Serbian! So this is still the feed to MW 1458 Fllakë. Maybe after 2030 when there is only one external program at a time, Albanian or English, we will hear those on web? No!

I left a winamp player running for hours and hours until past 0400, and no audio from R. Tirana ever came back. What a waste. Next check at 1440, webcast had resumed, again in Albanian, not English, and 13625 still off.

However, Harry Brooks in NE England tells the dxld yg that some English broadcasts are still being produced: ``Radio Tirana's English broadcasts are available via podcasts made by Radio 700 in Germany. The previous week`s podcasts have been a bit irregular. The 20th, 23rd and 24th August are silent and the 25th August is all interval signal. It's not unusual for the Radio Tirana webcast to be silent though and Radio 700's webcast recording software sometimes accounts for a silent podcast. The podcasts are available at
and judging by the filenames are probably recorded from the 0330-0400
English broadcast which is 0530 in Germany`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA [non]. 7295, Aug 30 at 0545, RTA via FRANCE with nice harmonious singing, an Eid celebration? Rather than usual Qur`an, which had resumed a few minutes later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BONAIRE. 6250, leapfrog Aug 30 at 0526-0527* Japanese song cut off the air abruptly while fundamental 6080 NHK relay continued another biminute; because fulcrum 6165, RNW Dutch had gone off the air as always at 0527.

So these transmissions are the same as always, altho Horacio Nigro found a cryptic notice on RN`s Spanish Facebook, which I translate, ``RNW SW transmissions will be affected in the next days due to ruptures (roturas, or breakages), in the Bonaire relay transmitters. Broadcasts toward Cuba and the Caribbean region will be heard with lessened quality. Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience``.

So what exactly has happened to them and how have the parameters changed on which times and frequencies? I asked Andy Sennitt about this, who promptly replied:

``Hi Glenn, The transmitters are fine. There was a lighting strike on Saturday that damaged one of the antenna switches, so they used a backup antenna. The signal into North America was already back to normal on Monday, and everything should be normal again today. I presume the reason for the cryptic note was that whoever wrote the Facebook item is not a technical person and didn't understand the exact nature of the problem :-) Andy`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Aug 30, around 1230:
 7970, poor at 1222
10300, good at 1231 with flutter. Most of them are rather fluttery
13130, good at 1237
13850, good at 1237
13920, good at 1238
13970, poor at 1238; none in the 14`s
15555, poor at 1245 with het
15900, good at 1239 with flutter
16100, good at 1243
16980, good at 1243

Before 1400:
16100, very good at 1342. None in the 15`s until this:
15425, fair at 1351 also with noise jamming
14720, very good at 1344
13970, very good at 1345
13920, very good at 1345
13830, fair at 1345
13130, very good at 1344
12270, fair at 1345
12025, very poor at 1345 under CNR1 jamming; none in the 11`s, 10`s

After 1400:
10300, fair at 1435, back on this hour; did not look for others

** COSTA RICA [and non]. 5954+, Aug 30 at 0530, I hear a less than 1 kHz het against 5955 = RNW via Sines, PORTUGAL, underneath all the Cuban noise jamming, i.e. only evidence that ELCOR is still on the air with R. República (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 15610, monitored the entire hour of IRRS relay via Tiganeshti, ROMANIA, Aug 30, which is supposed to be Brother Scare. 1259, ``Triumphal March from Aïda`` by Verdi which serves as IRRS theme music (I thought, how incongruous, we are about to hear the lowest of brows, Brother Scare`s). But instead:

1300 American-accented ``IRRS Shortwave, signing on``, minute of dead air; 1301 initially Firedrake-like percussion, then into modern jazz; 1306 harp music and talk in French! 1308 cut to English, 1309 outro news, mention San Francisco Chronicle, bits of Vivaldi, discussing events in the Bay Area, with Susan at 1315, bit of rock music; 1322 mention public radio, poor and fading. 1324 subject is the three-strike law in California, its pros and cons. One guest name sounded like Michael Rushforce. 1330 reception improves. Same subject continues, later with call-ins, e.g. from Oakland at 1355. Never could figure out which radio station originates this.

[Three strike law refers to severe penalties, mandatory long prison terms, even life, for those convicted of a third offense; it alludes to American baseball, ``three strikes and you`re out``, i.e. your chances to hit the ball are over for the time being. A strike can be either a swing at the ball and missing it, or not swinging at it when it is within the specified area, all as called by the umpire. The analogy is a bit strained, since the strike count includes doing nothing!

California is most notorious for 3-Strikes, which overburdens the prison system, but several other states have this too; see for more]

1358, the WEWN 15610 carrier comes on, but IRRS still readable. 1358.5 Regina Cœli IS starts, followed by IRRS cutting off the California talkshow, with own ID, asking for reports to Milano, then Aïda theme again, mixing with WEWN sign-on at 1359.5, news, while IRRS music lasts until 1400:20*.

What`s going on here? On August 3 I had a similar log of a public radio talkshow from California during this hour instead of scheduled Brother Scare. Automated default to fill programming when the BS feed is lost? Accidental punchup in Romania of wrong satellite channel? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Aug 30 at 0523, IGIM with characteristic chanting; as Ramadan is about to end, I assume it will shortly revert to previous schedule ex-24 hours, of signing on later around 0600. At 0548 had switched to lively music, so maybe the Eid celebration was already underway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sunrise skip Aug 30:

610, Aug 30 at 1156, ``estás escuchando `Así Suena Sinaloa`, por G-S``
610 XEGS La Ley Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500 as in Cantú

660, Aug 30 at 1157, mentions Ciudad de Santa Rosa, and then ``aquí en Delicias``, i.e.:
660 XEACB Radio 660 Cd. Delicias, Chih. 3,000 1,000

900, Aug 30 at 1159 Mexican NA, 1201 sign-on but only snatches copied, mentioned ``oeste del estado``, ``Grupo Divertida``, BZ? And right into rather radical political speech for several minutes until fade-out. Cantú shows the only 900 in NW Mexico is this:
900 XEDT La Reina Cd. Cuauhtemoc, Chih. 5,000 1,500
and linx to website credited at the bottom to ``Grupo Radio Divertida, Chihuahua, Chih. México``. Divertida = fun

Mexican NAs were playing around 1200 UT on several other frequencies, but can`t catch them all with simultaneous sign-on IDs, as I log everything in real time with my own ears (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 11500, as if to answer my recent question, ``no, this is not Bulgaria,`` instead of open carrier, Aug 30 at 1233, good modulation in American English, W&W discussion of American brands such as P&G, CocaCola, by Donna West and another YL, on ``In Between on Voice of Russia``.

Altho latest HFCC does not show any VOR on 11500, Aoki still does, Dushanbe relay, so congrats to the Tajix for turning up the volume for a change. Oh oh, next check at 1346, 11500 is back to open carrier with flutter, or maybe just barely modulated, or is that CCI? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1270, Aug 30 at 1217 UT, thought I was getting Tulsa in Spanish, but traffic report was for Irving and other parts of DFW Metroplex, ID as La Voz del Pueblo, i.e. KFLC Fort Worth. Also with IBOC noise on the sides, which is not the case from Tulsa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11535, Aug 29 at 1249, Acts II being read at dictation speed in English, YFR via Paochung site, TAIWAN, per Aoki, supposedly Chinese service during this hour. [Date is correct: omitted by mistake from previous report] {if publishing this item later, remove the parts in [] and {} since they will be irrelevant anywhere but here} (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15750, Aug 30 at 1241, new YFR relay still here with hymn, 1244 in English, reference Ivo Ivanov tentatively assigns this to Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN, at 11-13, testing 200 kW, 132 degrees to SE Asia, along with another new YFR test, 14-15 on 7530 tentatively Gavar, Armenia, 300 kW, 125 degrees to S Asia which I have not heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. VOA Greenville B confirmed back on air also for African services, Aug 29 at 1810 in Portuguese on 17820; 2013 check in French on 15730, very good. I understand they are again running at full power after the storm.

13750, Aug 30 at 1236, Greenville back with VOA Spanish instead of mistaken Martí 24 hours earlier; // 9885 with report from Tripoli by an accented correspondent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510+, Aug 30 at 0533, KCTE Independence MO is still illegally on the air at night and illegally far beyond frequency tolerance for at least the fourth night in a row, hetting proper 1510 signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Keith, of foodnotbombs was the guest interviewed on KRZA 88.7 Alamosa/Taos via Live365 webcast, Aug 30 at 1430-1500 UT. Says he has a 45-watt FM transmitter on hand and invited contacts from people who would like to work with him on putting it on air. Says he was a co-founder of the longtime but now defunct pirate, San Francisco Liberation Radio. He`s now in Taos awaiting copies of his new book to organize a book-signing. Contact via --- avoid .com and .org! Address on site is really nearby Arroyo Seco NM (Dry Wash). Has a neat animated opening about the Food Not Bombs ethic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Nauen o Wertachtal pari non son...

A seguito delle numerose lamentele dei nostri ascoltatori del nord Italia, torneremo presto ad utilizzare il sito trasmittente di Nauen piuttosto che quello di Wertachtal utilizzato sperimentalmente nelle ultime settimane. Dopo i disservizi sofferti in passato e il fastidioso effetto eco derivato dalla contemporanea attività dal trasmettitore principale non presidiato di Nauen e quello di backup presidiato di Wertachtal, avevamo deciso di spostare definitivamente la nostra attività presso quest'ultimo credendo che potesse darci maggiore affidabilità, come in realtà è avvenuto. Lo stesso però non può dirsi per la diffusione in alcune regioni (vedi mappa), altamente penalizzante per il nord Italia, al contrario di quella di Nauen che riesce a servire perfettamente tutto il territorio nazionale. Vi invitiamo quindi ad inviarci i vostri rapporti d'ascolto già da domenica prossima, quando cominceremo ad effettuare le prime prove per riportare tutto alla normalità
Roberto Scaglione

Log da Piancada

Nottata molto caliente quella tra il 20 e 21 agosto trascorsa in compagnia degli amici friulani nella loro postazione di Piancada. Segnali ascoltati interessanti in particolare nella banda tropicale, questo il mio log:
4985 2050- B ZYF690, R.Brasil Central,Goiânia- Mx, ID in P
4915 2100- B ZY641, R.Daqui, Goiânia- vari ID in P, mx
4815 2115- B ZYG640, R.Difusora,Londrina- Px religioso in P
4775 2125- B ZYG207, R.Congonhas,Congonhas- Rosario in P
4935 2135- B ZYF641, R.Capixaba,Vitória- Px religioso in P
5035 2155- B ZYG853, R.Aparecida,Aparecida- Rosario in P
5045 2203- B ZYG360, R.Cultura do Pará,Belém- parlato in P
4885 2220- B ZYG362, R.Clube do Pará,Belém- px sportivo in P
4955 2235- PRU OAX5S, R.Cultural Amauta,Huanta-Px parlato in Quechua
5952.5 2230- BOL CP60, R.Pio XII,Siglo Veinte- Px parlato in Quechua
6184.8 2244- BOL CP32, R.Santa Cruz,Santa Cruz- Px di musica, vari ID in S
3310  2320- BOL CP..,R.Mosoj Chaski,Cochabamba- Px parlato in Quechua
5921.3 2335- PRU OAX6A R.Bethel, Arequipa- Px religioso in S
4746.9 2350- PRU OAZ5B R. Huanta 2000, Huanta- Px mx locale in S
3329.6 2354- PRU OAX3Q,Ondas del Huallaga,Huanuco- Px parlato e ID in S (sentire reg)
6174 0000- PRU OAX7C, R.Tawantinsuyo,Cusco- huaynos,ID "Radio Tawantinsuyo" (reg su mz)
3324.96 0020- B ZYG867,R.Mundial,São Paulo- Mx e px parlato in P
5939.86 0027- ZY… R Voz Missionária, Camboriu SC- px religioso in P
4716.7 0032- CP..,R.Yura,Yura- Px mx andina
4789.97 0043-  R.Visión,Chiclayo- px religioso e mx in S
1520  0400- PTR WVOZ, San Juan, Puerto Rico- Px mx locale, ID alle 0415 "Radio Voz"
1510  0400- USA WWZN, Boston MA- Px parlato in E e ID alle 0400
1499.9 0400- PRU OBX4I,R.Santa Rosa,Lima- Px religioso in S
1610 0412- AIA The Caribbean Beacon,The Valley- Px parlato in E
1620 0412- CUB CMBA Radio Rebelde- parlato in S e mx locale
Saverio De Cian c/o Piancada

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA    Radio Australia-Shepparton    17795  2312 GMT  English  433  Aug 27  YL with comments on her trip to a hospital and how good they treated her.

BONAIRE    Radio Netherlands Intl Relay-RNI    17605  2318 GMT  Dutch  444  Aug 27  YL and OM with comments. Music interlude 2321 GMT.  OM sining 23 23 GMT. RNI anthem 2326 GMT.  Off the air at 2327 GMT.

CUBA   Radio Havana Cuba-RHC   15370  2343 GMT  Spanish  444  Aug 27  YL and OM with ongoing comments.

KUWAIT   Radio Kuwait   17550  2328 GMT  Arabic  444  Aug 27  OM singing Arabic music.

NEW ZEALAND   Radio New Zealand Intl-RNZI   15720  2334 GMT  English  333  Aug 27  Two OMs in a conversation.

NORTH MARIANAS   Radio Free Asoa-RFA   15585  2340 GMT  Chinese  444  Aug 27  YL and OM with comments.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee   WWCR-#3   4840  0600  GMT  English  444  Aug 27  OM on the program for Victory God.  OM with comments on how GOD made human people.

UNITED STATES, Florida    Radio Taiwan Intl Relay-RTI   17725  2315 GMT  Spanish  444  Aug 27  YL with comments.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Rcvrs: Kenwood R5000 and Grundig Satellit 650
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

lunedì 29 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 29, 2011

** ALBANIA. Since R. Tirana has been missing from both frequencies, I brought up the unofficial webcast
at 1428 August 29, to see if the weekday English broadcast at 1430, missing for a month from 13625, and still absent at 1442 check today, would at least be on the webcast? No, music at first, 1430 Albanian announcements from R. Tirana in `Kalendar` feature, then alternating pop music and brief talk segments in Albanian.

So are English broadcasts even being produced? If SW remains silent, we need to check the webcast Mon-Sat also at 1845, 2000, UT Tue-Sun 0030, 0145, 0230 and 0330. The later segments to North America have also been heard previously with additional English repeats in between the SW times. Ramadan is about to end, in case that has something to do with this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15340, Aug 29 at 1240, HCJB in S Asian language, in the clear, no 15341 Morocco het! Not on 15345v either, so off the air. HCJB`s other transmitter in English on 15400 also audible. But at 1333, IMM was back on 15341v to het HCJB whose audio remained atop (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Aug 29, before 1300:
 7970, good at *1226. I had just tuned by on the 7-8 MHz FRG-7 range without hearing it, and then starting at the bottom edge of the 8-9 MHz range, 7965, there it was on 7970
10300, very good at 1233; none in the 11`s, 12`s
13130, very good at 1237
13920, poor at 1236
14720, good at 1238

After 1300:
15430, very poor at 1307; on early or continuously thru hourtop

After 1330:
16100, fair at 1336
14720, fair at 1338
13920, very good at 1339
12270, good at 1339
12025, poor at 1340 mixed with CNR1 jamming
10300, fair at 1342
 7970, poor at 1342

** EURASIA. Following reports that MW TA carriers were penetrating deep into NAm, I made a check UT Aug 29 at 0250, and could detect some weak ones on 1521 (no doubt Saudi Arabia) against KOKC, and on 1089, plus a few other hints too weak to be sure of vs birdies, appliance radiation, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. 9835, Aug 29 at 1228, Qur`an squeezed by ACI, but RTM is apparently sporadically active. At 1251, speech in Malay, mentions ``subsidy``, over CCI, flutter; By 1254 the CCI is gaining. What could that be? HFCC, Aoki and EiBi show nothing else on 9835 until India at 1315 or 1330, tho there are plenty of collisions at other times.

11665 is an even worse frequency choice for RTM`s Sarawak service: I can never hear it, just a het with the Chinese radio war, such as Aug 29 at 1341, CNR1 echo-jamming vs Taiwan at 04-06 and 10-17 per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Aug 29:

750, Aug 29 at 1159, an anthem, but not Mexican national, soon obvious from the lyrix that it`s the Sinaloa state hymn; 1201 ID or sign-on mentions 89.5 FM y 750 AM, ergo per Cantú:
750 XECSI Stereo Vida + FM 89.5 Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 250

DXLD correspondent Ing. Civ. Israel González Ahumada, M.I., in Mérida, Yucatán, has just rounded up videos of many state songs, official or not, including Sinaloa`s: ``(No tiene himno; lo consideran su himno)``

Then I played it, titled:
``Chayito Valdéz "El Sinaloense" ( REINA DE LA CANCION RANCHERA )``
and I`m afraid that is a completely different song from the one on 750, which was not in ranchera style, certainly a more majestic and fitting paean, M cantor mentioning Sinaloa several times. I had to side-tune to 752 to evade splatter from KRMG 740 Tulsa already on day power and pattern. The video includes several clips of cock-fighting as if that were something to be proud of, the state sport?

830, Aug 29 at 1202, mentions 830 AM and Sinaloa, 6:02 time; Cantú:
830 XEVQ La Grande de Sinaloa Culiacán, Sin. 5,000 1,000

880, Aug 29 at 1158, Full ID, as XERFR, Grupo Fórmula. Unfortunately, that is the network flagship in the DF on 970 with 50 kW during daytime. Fortunately, Cantú shows only one Fórmula on 880:
880 XEV Radio Fórmula Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250

** MOROCCO. See AUSTRALIA [and non]

** U S A [and non]. IBB Greenville is back on the air, Monday morning Aug 29, after two days off following hit by Hurricane Irene. It was rather waterlogged requiring some cleanup.

Checking for VOA Spanish, Aug 29 at 1228, I hear music on 9885, and then at 1231, news // 15590.

However, the third VOA frequency, 13750, has different music at 1228, soon obviously R. Martí on the wrong frequency! Things must have got mixed up during the outage. 1258, standard frequency list announced effective in ``pocos minutos``: 7405, 11845, 13820, cut modulation and open carrier for a few minutes before 13750 off. No jamming!!

Meanwhile I was checking the proper R. Martí frequencies; VOA Spanish might have been swapped onto one of them, but could not confirm that: at 1219, just jamming on 6030; at 1232, 9805 and 6030, only jamming audible; 7405 jamming but RM audible // 13750; at 1300 the jamming had started on 11845 and 13820 but no RM audible (it`s often a bit late coming up in the best of times as disconnected IBB programmers do not build in any transition/retuning time, necessary with old SW transmitters). 7405 maybe has some audio under the jamming.

By 1339: 13820 bears RM, readable mixed with jamming; at 1342, 11845 with jamming only. At 1443, 13820 is good over jamming, 11845 and 11930 poor under jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370-, Aug 29 at 0517, WTJC is back on the air after a couple days off after direct hit by Irene, closing(?) program with website in Greenville SC. Undermodulated. Also on some 7 hours later, so seems back to stay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1579 monitoring: UT Monday Aug 29 just after 0300, confirmed on WBCQ Area 51 webcast and did not get around to checking 5110v-CUSB. Followed by CKUT`s `International Radio Report` from Sheldon Harvey and friend at 0330, as TS Irene was about to hit Montreal 13 hours earlier; live local news is shockingly missing on radio stations in this major city. Let us all thank Larry Will for carrying these two programs on Area 51! WBCQ 9330-CUSB was still on the air the following morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510+, Aug 29 at 0535, ESPN programming making a big slightly warbling het with decent 1510.0 stations such as WLAC, at least the third night in a row that 10 kW daytimer KCTE, Independence MO is not only on the air at night, but off-frequency as it has been for many months. Will the FCC now wake up and do something about this?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. 9645, Aug 19 at 0518, tune in to hear Finnish, a rare language these days on SW, part of the undefined `Scandinavian` service of VR, better called Nordic. Just in time to hear them switch to Latin for ``Laudetur Jesus Christus``, and cut the carrier at 0519:12*, uncovering R. Bandeirantes, Brasil which had been making a hefty het, always off-frequency a few hektoHz to the hi side. Another Vatican service continued in the clear on 9660, English to Africa.

Current printed VR sked merely says `Scandinavian` daily 0500 on 9645, 7335, 1260 and 1611, followed at 0520 by Albanian on the MWs only.

This site is handy for checking out which stations are still broadcasting in which languages:

Which now shows that indeed, Vatican Radio is the ONLY SW broadcaster left in Finnish!

Von   Bis   ITU  Sender            Frequenzen/Relais/Bemerkungen
0500  0520  CVA  R. Vatikan        Mo&Sa 1260 1611 6185 7335
1840  1900  CVA  R. Vatikan        Fr&So 1260 1611 6185 7355

Altho dated 15.08.2011, this is obviously outdated winter info with 6185 instead of 9645! We usually find misleadingly outdated info in this reference, unfortunately.

VR has its work cut out for it, as the World Almanac 2002 said that the chief religion in Finland was Evangelical Lutheran, 89%, not even bothering to count the Catholix.

Not even CRI uses Finnish (on SW anyway), per WRTH, tho they have a sweet deal to invade Europe thru a front company based in Finland, Radio 86; see the recent Media Network blog item (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6183.0, Aug 29 at 1220, steady CW beeps are QRMing China on 6185, at the rate of 48 per minute; they sound slightly irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6768.0 is today`s spot for the `mutant open carrier` as Terry Krueger calls them, Aug 29 at 1220, along with some hum, and bits of audio, maybe just nearby SSB QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Log Roberto Pavanello

 1449 27/8 23.10 R. Libia - Tripoli Arabo insulti a Gheddafi buono
 3905 27/8 23.15 R. Sallandse Boer -
EE ID e MX buono
 4976 26/8 19.55 R. Uganda - Kampala Swahili MX buono
 5815 28/8 08.30 R. Royal -
EE ID e MX buono
 6135 27/8 23.50 R. Santa Cruz - SS MX suff.
10000 27/8 23.25 Observatorio Nac. - Rio de Janeiro PP ID e ora suff.
11765 27/8 23.30 R. Deus è Amor - Curitiba PP ID buono
11780 27/8 23.35 R. Nac. Amazonas - Brasilia PP MX buono
11815 27/8 23.40 R. Brasil Central - Goiania PP calcio buono
15345 27/8 23.20 R. Nacional - Buenos Aires SS NX suff.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Glenn Hauser logs August 28, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake August 28, first in the ChiCom noon hour:
17170, poor at 0426
16100, very poor at 0426; no others 12-19 MHz

Before 1300:
 7970, poor at 1239
10300, good at 1242
12120, very good at 1248 mixed with constant RTTY on 12120, unusual spot for FD
15555, poor at 1252, vs het 15552
No others 13-18 MHz by 1255

After 1300:
15280, poor at 1324, het 15278

** CUBA. DentroCuban Jamming Command grinding on 9565 at 1312 Aug 28, between Australia 9560 and China via Cuba 9570; 9565 jamming totally unnecessary at this hour. See also USA: Greenville report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sunrise DX August 28, UT:

650, at 1159 Aug 28, Mexican history item, 1200 ID as ``Radio 65 FM``, then mentions 106.5 FM y 650 AM. How convenient: Cantú shows:
106.5 XHTNT Radio 65 + AM 650 Los Mochis, Sin. [no power on FM; new?]
650   XETNT Radio 65 + FM 106.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 1,000

We seem to have a pipeline from Los Mochis this morning as well as several previous sunrises:
770, at 1201 Aug 28, `Los 40 Principales`` full ID with XEREV, i.e.:
770 XEREV Los 40 Principales + FM 104.3 Los Mochis, Sin. 5,000 100
BTW, KKOB 770 NM nondirexional day pattern starts in Aug at *1230 UT, Sept *1245, Oct *1315

870, at 1202 Aug 28 choral NA, 1203 mentions ``en esta hermosa Sierra Tarahumara`` then into indigenous language, from XETAR, Chihuahua.

920, at 1204 Aug 28, ID as R. Capital, Hermosillo, i.e. per Cantú:
920 XEHQ Radio Capital Hermosillo, Son. 5,000 1,000

990, at 1214 ID as Radio México 990 AM, ``todo México``. Radio México is the name of a group, not a particular station. Here`s their own listing:
But nothing on 990. Info there is © 2009, so quite possibly outdated. Thru Cantú state-by-state listings for 990s in western México I don`t find any matches. (Before 1200 I was getting a strong 990 with temp in C, presumed XET Monterrey 50 kW). ``Radio México`` possibly just a generic mention as heard here, not a corporate name, altho the Group should assert its exclusive right to say it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, UT Sunday Aug 28 at 0455, caught the tail of what sounds like an excellent documentary from the USA, outro as `The Promised Land`, 0457 cut off credit to ``American ---``, likely followed by ``Public Media``, for QSY announcement to 11725, bellbird and off.

It was a relay of RNZ National, listed as: ``4:07 The Sunday Feature: The Promised Land, with Majora Carter --- Decades ago, in response to an oil spill off the coast of California, John Francis made a vow to give up riding in motor vehicles, and stepped out on a walk. And he kept on walking for the next 22 years (APM)``

Can`t find much about TPL on the APM website, but also heard program`s own site as ---
More here, listen and download:

** SUDAN [and non]. Checking R. Dabanga Aug 28: 0431 on 13620, only hearing the 1000 Hz tone jamming, then 0431:45 Dabanga audio via MADAGASCAR comes up, down and up again. Meanwhile, the other Talata frequency during the first semihour, 13730 is continually modulating with frequent IDs in passing, no jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1579 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW 5755, UT Sunday Aug 28 after 0400, VG signal. Besides WRMI and WRN, next airing is UT Monday 0300v via Area 51 on WBCQ 5110v-CUSB. Full schedule including many other webcasts:

** U S A. IBB Greenville-B is still off the air 24 hours after last heard, altho Irene should be well out of the area by now: Aug 28 at 1229, VOA Spanish missing from 9885, 13750 and 15590; R. Martí 6030, 7405 and 9805 produced jamming only. At 1302, jamming only on 11845, ditto 1318 on 13820. Besides RM, only other scheduled broadcasts from GB today Sunday are 17-18 Portuguese on 17820, 20-21 French on 15730.

At 1700 Aug 28: 17820 still silent, and nothing but jamming (DentroCubans aren`t taking any chances) on RM frequencies 13820, 11930, 9565. I fear there is more wrong at GB than just resetting the circuit breaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WEWN back to normal on three transmitters and three frequencies at once with usual defects, Aug 28:
0412, VG in Spanish on 5810
0434, poor in Spanish on 11870, // much stronger 5810
0435, poor in English on 11520
1238, very good in Spanish on 7555, mass
1243, poor on 12050, mass with organ
1245, very good on 13580, mass in English
1256, very good on 11550, Regina Cœli prélude
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WINB

** U S A. 13570, Aug 28 at 1320, gospel music from WINB blasted by squishy/squeaky 13571v spur from WEWN 13580, with more of them audible around 13562, 13589, 13598. This happens only on Sundays when WINB is currently active in the mornings, until WEWN QSYs to 15610 by 1400. Christians vs Christians! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Following up yesterday`s report of `La Super X` on 1160 being KCTO in the Kansas City market, so what is 1250, which had used that slogan? Aug 28 at 1217, 1250 IDs merely as ``La Equis, 12-50, la súper estación`` by super-hype locutor, denigrating the unnamed competition as ``ruido`` = noise. Ad for a ``gran baile`` 4 de Setiembre featuring a musical group from Chihuahua, which could send one way off on the wrong track. Then ad in Spanish mentioning multiple locations in Kansas City area, pronounced by YL/child as in English. 1160 was also audible but 1250 much stronger. So 1250 is merely La X, and 1160 is La Super X; are they jointly owned, since the Super X slogan transferred from 1250 to 1160? No, FCC AM Query shows 1160 KCTO is owned by Alpine Broadcasting Corp.; 1250 KYYS by Entercom, so must be bitter rivals fighting over that valuable X branding! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510v, Aug 28 at 0440, slightly variable het. This is commonly heard around sunrise and sunset but not in the nightmiddle, previously tracked months ago to KCTE Independence MO. We also noted the het 23 hours earlier but did not log it; Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa did, measured on 1509.83 with IDs all night every hour on the hour, ESPN programming. Listed as 10 kW daytimer-only. On NRC-AM, Bruce says, ``Tulsa is almost "dead-center" in the SW lobe of KCTE directional pattern. Bad het against WLAC and others on 1510.00. Daytimer on all night and off-frequency to boot --- anybody home??`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6924.7 AM, Aug 28 at 0418 weak music from some pirate, and this off-frequency is often the spot, single transmitter? Compared it to a weak carrier from a non-pirate on 5925, presumably 5925.0, registered as Lampertheim (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925.0 SSB, Aug 28 at 1234, loop of ``who let the dog out?`` and barking, weak in noise level. Seems I have heard this before on a pirate, but can`t find it previously reported. Matched a carrier on 5925 from a non-pirate, so on-frequency unlike the 6924.7 AM unID earlier. At this hour 5925 would be CNR Beijing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

domenica 28 agosto 2011

Shortwave Gold

Ascolti AM (orari UTC)

Sabato 27 agosto 2011
13.55 - 6204,5 kHz
EE/II, oldies e IDs OM.
Segnale buono-sufficiente

Luca Botto Fiora
G.C. 09E13 - 44N21
Rapallo (Genova) - Italia

R7 Drake - Satellit 500 Grundig - E5/G3/G6 Etón - VR5000DSP Yaesu - ATS909 Sangean

Loop in ferrite ACA di 75 cm interna (@70 kHz-2 MHz)
Loop filare da finestra da 1 spira 150x100 cm (@2-5.5 MHz)
Dipolo aperto esterno 30 m (@5.5-30 MHz)
Ampli RF K0LR-WA1ION per loop in ferrite
Ampli RF LX1456 Nuova Elettronica per loop da finestra e dipolo aperto
Balun a choke coassiali 1:1 di RG174 per dipolo (dal sito di IZ7ATH)
Eliminatore di QRM MFJ 1026 (modificato W8JI)
Software demo Multimode 6.2.3 Black Cat Systems

Glenn Hauser logs August 27, 2011

** CANADA [non]. 17810, Aug 27 at 1847 as I tune in to RCI they are talking about immigrants from South Asia, so it`s still ``Radio Canada Immigration`` despite supposed change of focus. VG signal I was sure came from Sackville, NB, but uplooked later, it`s 175 degrees from Skelton, UK! BBCWS in English on 17795 was just about as good, and that`s Skelton too, 180 degrees. The other two RCi frequencies at 18-19 are 11765 Skelton on 9530 Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15620, Aug 27 at 1850, good signal in Hausa from DW via RWANDA, except for squishy spur around 15619 from WEWN 15610, now built up to strong level, maybe some sporadic-E boost, which hasn`t made it into VHF for a fortnight or so as the summer TV/FM DX season ends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 15360, Aug 27 at 1852, thought it was Japanese pop music, but excuse me, it must have been Korean. 1854 Russian announcement. Scheduled is KBS, 250 kW, 62 degrees via Rampisham UK at 18-19. Yet another service that will have to find another site if Ramp gets shut as planned by Xmas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15310, Aug 27 at 1855, vocal music with disco beat, uncertain language. 1900 5-pip timesignal, Romanian news about North Carolina, ergo RRI as scheduled, 17-20, 300 kW, 285 degrees toward France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 15825, Aug 27 at 1904, Brother Scare // 9980, and a reverb apart from 9385 WWRB. There he is, occupying even more spare time on WWCR; pdf sked still dated Aug 1 shows him on 15825 Sat 19-20 and Sun 1745-2000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. As far as I can tell, Greenville frequencies have been off since before 1300 UT. Definitely missing: Portuguese from 1700 on 17820; French from 2000 on 15730.

The rest are Radio Marti, heavy jamming as usual, so can`t be positive there is no RM signal under, perhaps at reduced power. At 2011, I could hear a trace of Spanish on 13820 under jamming, but that`s because Sackville takes over at 20-22. If there is protracted silence from Greenville, Sackville would be the obvious choice for extended hours of RM.

RM 11930 and 9565 are scheduled until 2400;
VOA Spanish at 23-24 on 5890, 9885 and 12000
(Glenn Hauser, 2044 UT Aug 27, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Update: at 2305 Aug 27 check, the VOA Spanish service is unheard on 5890, 9885, 12000, tho some DentroCuban jamming is still on these frequencies.

We can see on the radar maps that Greenville has been hit hard by Hurricane Irene, but the wraparound winds from the N/NE are moving on up the coast. The problem at Greenville B is that the circuit breaker on the 69 kv line needs to be reset, but it`s outside in the rain and not a good idea to open the cabinet.

As per previously gathered GB schedule, the only transmissions for the rest of early UT Sunday are R. Martí: 6030 at 0000-1300, 7365 at 0000-0300, 11775 at 0000-0100, 7405 at 0300-0700 and 1200-1400, 5980 at 0700-1200, 9805 at 0900-1300. 11775 continues at 01-03 via Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370-, WTJC remained off the air at 1912 UT Aug 27; I checked later exactly where the eye of H. Irene made landfall, and it was Cape Lookout, which is right next to Morehead City and WTJC Newport (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

NASB Newsletter - August 2011

National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters
NASB Newsletter - August 2011
NASB Set to Host First-Ever HFCC Conference in United States
The NASB and our associate member Continental Electronics Corporation are welcoming around 100 delegates from more than 40 international broadcasting organizations around the world to the HFCC/ASBU B11 Seasonal Coordination Conference in Dallas, Texas September 12-16, 2011.  This is the first time in the more than 20-year history of the HFCC that the twice-annual meeting has been held in the United States. 
The main purpose of the week-long event is to coordinate shortwave frequency schedules on a worldwide basis for the B11 season, which begins in October 2011 and ends in March 2012.  A major theme at this conference will be the continuing importance of shortwave for international broadcasters, along with examinations of alternative methods of program delivery such as the Internet, satellites, podcasts, local AM and FM retransmissions, etc.  The presidents of four NASB member stations will be attending the event to learn about the frequency coordination process and to explain their perspectives on shortwave and international broadcasting in general.  These include Dr. Dowell Chow, President of Adventist World Radio; Lauren Libby, President of Trans World Radio; Charles Caudill, President/CEO of World Christian Broadcasting; and Eric Westenberger, President of the corporation which owns WWCR in Nashville, Tenneessee.  Other presentations are tentatively scheduled by Sentech of South Africa and about the development of DRM -- Digital Radio Mondiale -- in Russia.  Adil Mina of Continental Electronics will open the conference.
HFCC stands for "High Frequency Coordination Conference."  For many years now, the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) also participates in these semi-annual meetings.  Many Arab delegates are scheduled to participate in the Dallas conference, as well as a delegation from Iran.  There will also be major delegations from China, Russia, many European countries and some from Africa, Asia, Australia, North and Latin America.  NASB member stations KSDA, KTWR, KNLS, WRMI, WWCR, WEWN and KFBS will have delegates present.  Tom Lucey will head the FCC delegation to the HFCC, and the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau will have a delegation as well.  Former NASB President Doug Garlinger will also be in attendance.
The conference will take place at the Sheraton Dallas North Hotel, located very near the Galleria Mall in Dallas.  Three excursions are planned for the week, including one to the Continental Electronics factory where high-powered DRM-capable shortwave transmitters are manufactured.  Two sponsored dinners are planned at area restaurants to sample the local Texas and Mexican cuisine.  An excursion will take place on Friday when the conference ends to nearby Fort Worth to see a longhorn cattle drive, authentic country and western music, a barbecue dinner and a rodeo.
If you have not registered yet and would like to attend the HFCC Conference, it is still possible to do so.  The registration fee of $150 can be paid upon arrival.  There is more information on the Conference webpage,  You can get a registration form by sending an e-mail to
New NASB Facebook Page
The NASB has a new page on Facebook.  Much of the material that has normally appeared here in the NASB Newsletter in the past is now appearing on the NASB Facebook page in order to get the news out more quickly.  We encourage you to check the page occasionally for the latest news about NASB member organizations and about shortwave radio in general.  At the moment, the fastest way to access the page is to go to the NASB webpage,  Then click where it says "Find us on Facebook."  If you like what you see, we encourage you to click on "Like" so we can get a vanity URL from Facebook.

Look for more information about the NASB on our webpage,

sabato 27 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 26-27, 2011

** ALBANIA. R. Tirana: No signal on 9860 or 7425 at 0020 UT Aug 27. No signal on 7425 at 0333 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 11775, Aug 27 at 1241, PMS is back on, over Cuban nonsensical pulse jamming a semiday out of phase from when it is really `needed` against R. Martí. Has Anguilla considered economic sanxions or at least diplomatic protests against Cuba for this? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15400, Aug 27 at 1248, HCJB sufficient in English, rarely audible, but it`s just a sermon. If they really wanted to lure in secular listeners, they should not have abandoned stealth evangelism by cancelling `DX Partyline`. Meanwhile the other transmitter was providing a hefty het upon Morocco 15341; long paths? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6160, Aug 27 at 1223, talk in accented English about women`s rights (or lack thereof) in Brasil, fading in and out. Must be CBC Overnight via CKZU Vancouver; 1228 outro show as `Women in the Spotlight`, I think; 1229 intro `World Football` from BBCWS. That`s around 5:30 am PDT Saturday; this schedule
shows `Witness` before 5:30 am, could be, altho I do not find that topic shown on the BBCWS programme site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Most Firedrake frequencies missing Aug 27; what`s going on? Certainly not due to propagation as numerous usual CNR1 jammers and CRI frequencies were still audible up to 18 MHz. See TAIWAN 10300.

1240-1250, NO Firedrake found 10-19 MHz, but among many others:
1246, Chinese CCI on 15795 and 15670, CNR1 jammers
1248, Chinese CCI also on 15250, 15115, CNR1 jammers
1250, CRI in Chinese on 17650, English on 17490, via EAST TURKISTAN

After 1300, found just a couple, in-banders:
15280, poor at 1322-1330*, vs het on 15282; no jump found after 1330; at 1332 carrier/het on 15288, and algo on 15290, not Firedrake
15285, very poor at 1358, not earlier; no others up to 19 MHz (this was the only FD that S. Handler in IL found today in a 2-hour sweep)
12025, very poor at 1326 mixing with CNR1 jamming
No others 10-19 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9950, Aug 27 at 1259 open carrier, 1300 opening in Korean with music, good signal enough to shoulder aside the DentroCuban jamming on 9955; is via TAIWAN, Nippon no Kaze, as it is known in Japanese, anti-kidnapping service, but could not make out such an ID nor in Korean. HFCC misleadingly lists this transmission as Babcock via CHINA in Japanese! See also TAIWAN 9960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. Sunrise skip MW DX:
610, Aug 27 at 1159, ``Sólo por la G-S``, 5:59 time, therefore per Cantú: 610 XEGS La Ley Guasave, Sin. 1,000 500
But did not hear ``La Ley`` mentioned; still vigent?

1160 mystery, solved: not a Mexican: see U S A (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Surprised to see KFOR-27 OKC with totally green screen and nothing else during the `Tonight Show`, UT Saturday Aug 27 at 0408, and kept that way almost until 0426, dead audio too until suddenly rejoined during Richard Engel interview rerun. Both OTA RF 27, and via Suddenlink cable. Meanwhile, OTA 4.2 had usual continuous weather, and 4.3 with Ant TV, `Benny Hill`, no greenscreens there.

This is a favorite time of night for EAS tests to interrupt programming (tho I hadn`t noticed it on any other station), so I wonder if the EAS thingie got stuck?? They do use a similar shade of green for background of crawlers at screentop when funxioning normally. Was no one paying attention at KFOR master control?? Hmmm, are EAS tests not required on subchannels too?

Earlier in the afternoon, the finale of Jeopardy on Channel 4 had `technical difficulties` so on the following newscasts KFOR had to apologetically tell viewers who won, twice! Meanwhile, KROU 105.7 antenna is being installed upon the KFOR tower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 10300, Aug 27 at 1239, weak Chinese, no Firedrake, presumed Sound of Hope. Firedrake was also widely absent today; see CHINA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9960, Aug 27 at 1301, Vietnamese squeezed between DentroCuban Jamming Commands on 9955 and 9965; not in HFCC, but Aoki as Family Radio via Tainan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9890, Aug 27 at 1235, R. Thailand in fairly well during English news about a bombing; at first thought re Pakistan, but apparently in Thailand itself, southern unrest vs new government, then other political news of Thailand. By 1258 more flutter in talk about heart attacks, ulcers. BTW, VOA was missing from 9885, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Sat Aug 27 at 1248, VOT talking about R. Free Asia, perhaps its special off-topic Japanese QSL this weekend, so must be an on-week for `DX Corner`; poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, Aug 27 at 1203, 7:03 time on ``La Super Equis, 11-60 AM`` in KSL null, then live YL DJ. Cantú has 5 Mexicans on 1160, none with this slogan, nor any X in the callsigns after the first letter! How about the one in X-alapa, Veracruz, XEBE, Radio Perote? That`s really too far east at this hour, and too far-fetched.

Could it be a US domestic? Googling finds Super X was the name of Albuquerque 1190 a dekayear ago, and currently of 1250 in Kansas City, but that`s no help. Maybe it`s a syndicated/group name? It`s in the CDT zone. There are two Texans: KVCE in Highland Park, address in Houston; and KRDY San Antonio as in Radio Disney per last year`s NRC AM Log. Has one of those Hispanicized? 

Aha, got it, by changing the Google from Equis to X: it`s merely Kansas City, Just try to find a callsign on that website! Last year`s NRC-AM log has KCTO, Cleveland MO, address in Liberty MO, talk/oldies format. FCC AM Query shows it`s still KCTO, COL Cleveland. That`s such a speck, it`s not in the Rand McNally index, but finally found it south of KC MO on the MO side of the border, while address in Liberty KS is way up on the NE side of KC. But is the site in KS or MO? Longitude is 94-36-28. This source
says Kansas starts at 94 degrees 38 minutes west, so that puts it in MO, barely.

So what has become of KYYS 1250 Kansas City KS, which had been ``La Super Equis``? It`s easy to hear here but had not paid much attention to current sloganeering; still in Spanish, anyway. Domain has expired (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WEWN, all three transmitters missing earlier on Aug 26, but at 2124 found 15610 back on, poor in English about Guatemala; 13830 very poor in Spanish, nothing on 12050. So one transmitter is down, two are back.

Then UT Aug 27 still found on two out of three:
0537 on 11870, usual poor signal in Spanish, but nothing on 7555
1231, nothing on 7555
1240, 12050 fair with organ music during morning mass; squeal at 1356
1244, 13580 with same mass in original English, peaking S9+10 and cannot hear any +/- 9 kHz spurs, making me wonder if they have swapped transmitters while one of them is down?
1325, 13580 is stronger now, still no spurs audible, but:
1357, 13580 now is strong enough to audiblize the spurs; never mind
1358, 15610 weak but audible with Regina Cœli IS, ex-13580; nothing on 11550 after 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9885, Aug 27 at 1239, VOA Spanish missing, but still going with weekend music fill on 13750, 15590. Hurricane Irene is now buffeting Greenville-B, but ancient transmitters are subject to breakdown anyway. See my yesterday`s report for full Greenville schedule, more frequencies to check if missing.

UNC-TV has produced a video visit to VOA GB, must see:

** U S A. 9370-, Aug 27 at 1233 and 1355, no signal from WTJC; no doubt off due to Hurricane Irene. Newport is at the southern end of the Cape, only a few miles inland. God`s wrath for daring to represent Him without permission? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Shepparton-RA   15560  2207 GMT  English  444  Aug 25  YL with drug addiction comments on young people. Also comments on gambling.

BONAIRE   Radio Netherlands Relay-RNI   15540  2205 GMT  Dutch  444  Aug 25  Two OMs with comments.

CANADA   Radio Japan-NHK Relay   5960  0350 GMT  Japanese  444  Aug 25  YL chatting with two OMs  //15325[333].

CANADA   Radio Canada Intl-RCI  15330  2146 GMT  French  444  Aug 25  YL and OM with comments. YL and OM singing 2150 GMT. Suddenly off the air 2159 GMT. //15235[444], 17735[[444].  S/on in Spanish 2200 GMT.  [444]. //11980[333], 15455[444].

COSTA RICA   Radio Exterior Espana Relay-REE   3350  0338 GMT  Spanish  333  Aug 25  YL with comments.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee    WWRB   3185  0330 GMT  English  333  Aug 25  OM with comments in the Overcomer Ministry.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee    WWCR-1   3215  0335 GMT  English  433  Aug 25  YL and OM on faking charges by the USA on American citizens.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee    WWCR-2   5935  0348 GMT  English  444  Aug 25  OM Preacher on God's Damnation to non-Christians.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Rcvrs: Kenwood R5000 and Grundig Satellit 650
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

BULGARIA   Radio Bulgaria   9700  0028 GMT  Bulgarian  222  Aug 24  YL with comments. //11700[222].

CANADA   China Radio Intl Relay-CRI   6145  2340 GMT  English  333  Aug 23  YL and OM with comments. A very noisy frequency.

GREECE   Foni Tis Helladas   9420  0018 GMT  Greek  322  Aug 24  OM with comments and some folk vocal music.

PORTUGAL   Radio Netherlands Intl Relay- RNI   9445  0021 GMT  Dutch  333  Aug 24  Two Oms with comments.

SPAIN   Radio Exterior Espana-REE   0024 GMT  Spanish  333  Aug 24  YL and OM with ongoing comments.

UNITED STATES, North  Carolina    Radio Marti   7365  0004 GMT  Spanish  333  Aug 23  YL  and OMs in a conversation.

UNITED STATES, Tennessee    WWCR-1   7465  0006 GMT  English  333  Aug 24  Two YLs with commentson A 3.2 earthquake in the Washington areas.

UNITED STATES,  Pennsylvania    WINB    9265  0012 GMT  English  333  Aug 24  OM with Bible commentry on a very noisy freq.

Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
Huntington Beach, California, United States of America
Rcvrs: Kenwood R5000 and Grundig Satellit 650
"World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where Culture and Language Come Alive"

venerdì 26 agosto 2011

Radio Gloria is on 6005 khz this Sunday

Radio Gloria is on the air this Sunday the 28th of August 2011. The frequency will be 6005 khz, and the time slot will be 0900 to 1000 utc.There are N0 6140 khz Transmissions this month
The Programme is also available via the Internet on: - between 0900 to 1000 utc  - - - - - - - - - between 1500 to 1600 utc
Also repeated on the 4th of September  1100 to 1200 utc on 9480 khz

Good listening and good reception!
Good Listening   73s Tom
PS. MV Baltic Radio relay service Schedule for Summertime 2011
       1st    Sunday – MV Baltic Radio                  0900 utc
       3rd    Sunday – European Music Radio         0900 utc    (September)
       4th    Sunday – Radio Gloria International     1300 utc
NEW EMR Postal Address:
         European Music Radio,
         c/o M.V. Baltic Radio,
         Seestraße 17,
         D-19089 Göhren,

Glenn Hauser logs August 25-26, 2011

** ALBANIA. R. Tirana now appears to be completely off the air. One of the two Shijak transmitters had been down since the end of July, meaning e.g. the 1430-1500 English to NAm was missing from 13625 (and still silent Aug 26), but the evening broadcasts were still heard on 7425. Now, Aug 26 at 0257 I heard nothing there (tho it might have just signed off), so checked again at 0330 for the final repeat and 7425 was still missing. Wolfgang Büschel noted earlier on August 25 he was not hearing any Tirana transmissions. Let`s hope they can soon fix whatever the problem is! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 6090, CB missing again, Aug 26 at 0540; however, could hear RHC in English, leapfrog of 6010 over 6050; also when mid-attenuated, but in this case may have been receiver overload more than spurious transmission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. Another weekly update on LRA36: still missing from 15476, Friday Aug 26 at 1313 check, as well as almost weekdaily chex sometime during its former 1230-1500 span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 10000, Aug 26 at 1257, beeps of higher pitch mixing with WWV/WWVH. 1259 began Morse IDs on MCW over and over as BPM, i.e. China`s WWV at Lintong (Mt. Li), Shaanxi. Too bad on pp 668-669, WRTH 2011 does not show details such as ID times, in this case during minutes :29 and :59. Even in the standard-frequency arena, the ChiCom brazenly QRM US broadcasts, while the Russians are kind enough to offset their timesignals -4 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake August 26, after 1300:
15290, good at 1314, with flutter
16980, good at 1314, with flutter; no others found

Before 1400:
16980, good at 1349
15520, fair at 1351 [usually around here on frequencies ending -5]
14720, fair at 1351
13970, very good at 1353
13850, very good at 1353 eclipsing weak WWCR 13845
12025, very poor at 1353 under CNR1 jammer; none in 11`s, 10`s
 7970, just barely audible at 1355

** INDIA [and non]. 9870, Aug 26 at 1255 was enjoying the music from AIR VBS, only fair reception from Bengaluru at 35 degrees, but after 1300 ruined by CRI English, which HFCC shows co-channel at 13-16, 200 degrees from Xi`an, to SE Asia, take that! Also listed on 9870 is DRM from Moscow at 13-18, but not heard here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. Tnx to info from Ivo Ivanov, I alerted DXLD to a new Arabic broadcast from IRRS, he heard last Friday Aug 19 at 1400-1415 on 11910, but what is it, religious or political? Still not mentioned on the IRRS schedule. Just barely audible signal here at 1408 Aug 26, but Kai Ludwig in Germany heard website mentioned before closing, and Andrea Lawendel found more by Googling:

Arab Women's Day Service
Al. B 850 881
Amman - Jordan 11185

From the Jordan Baptist Convention. One other time scheduled for this is Wed 0800-0815, both 300 kW, 140 degrees from Tiganeshti, ROMANIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1579 monitoring:
Thursday Aug 25 on WTWW 9479: confirmed starting at 2101
WRMI 9955, just barely audible before 2130 altho not jammed
WWRB 5051, confirmed starting at 0332 UT Friday August 26

Some further airings:
UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5755
UT Monday 0300v on WBCQ Area 51 5110v-CUSB
And several on WRMI 9955. Full schedule at
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830

Altho no longer on SW from IRRS, we have confirmation that in July they were including WOR randomly on their webcasts; and also MW 1368, 1566 in Italy, between 17 and 24 UT, times here CEST of UT+2; and some WOR editions have been skipped.

on 20110703 at 06:37:32  WOR 1569
on 20110707 at 16:38:45  WOR 1571
on 20110711 at 10:35:55  WOR 1571
on 20110711 at 22:56:21  WOR 1571
on 20110718 at 14:37:53  WOR 1571
on 20110719 at 12:57:42  WOR 1571
on 20110720 at 02:46:42  WOR 1571
on 20110720 at 18:52:52  WOR 1571
on 20110721 at 01:11:41  WOR 1571
on 20110725 at 05:33:02  WOR 1574
on 20110727 at 11:13:19  WOR 1574
Like they said, `random` so all you can do is tune in randomly too and maybe catch us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WEWN is off the air August 26; seems every August they close down for a few days of maintenance, but there is nothing about this on their frequency schedule page

Aug 26 at 1250, nothing on 7555, 12050 or 13580. After 1300 nothing on 11550 which normally takes over from 7555. 1710 nothing on scheduled 15610, 13830 or 11550. Victims of its squishy spurs plus and minus 9 and 18 kHz from the English-language transmitter get a temporary respite. Previous maintenance periods have failed to deal with this problem (nor squeal on one of the Spanish transmitters), so we don`t expect any fix this time either. Speaking of fixes, what are Marian cultists going to do in the interim? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Looking for Hurricane Watch Net on 14325, I don`t hear anything, but notice something on 14313-USB, Aug 26 at 1319. At first rather than a 2-way contact, sounds like a broadcast, playing recording of Riley Hollingsworth at Dayton, including audience reaxion. Two automatic CW IDs went by before they could register on my brain. Apparently discussing Glenn Baxter K1MAN; one guy refers to a website the other was not familiar with, for info about a Canadian fruitcake. K3VR mentioned with W7CPA (? Not sure of latter call). K3VR is Bryan Crow, arch-critic of Glenn Baxter. They were apparently talking over K1MAN himself, weaker signal heard saying during a pause ``I am going to take legal action`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGET)

** U S A. With Hurricane Irene approaching North Carolina, IBB Greenville may be affected --- precautionary closedown, power loss, or axual damage. However, most of their antennas are rated to withstand 250 mph winds, they have Diesel backup power to keep the transmitters on the air altho not at full power, and the buildings are `hardened`.

From latest HFCC info, here is the complete schedule from Greenville, NC (Site B), 35N28 077W12, the -to date in all cases being 29-Oct-2011 (that does not mean there will not be any further changes for any reason). Please monitor whether any of these transmissions are missing, and/or if propagationally they seem to be coming from somewhere else. IBB may well have a contingency plan to replace some of them with other sites for the duration.

From A11 Schedule of IBB
 Start UTC Stop CIRAF            Language  Beam  kW Days (Sun=1) From
 5890 0000 0100 12-13            Spanish    174 250   34567 08-Apr- 
 6030 0000 0300 11               Spanish    225 250 1234567 08-Apr- 
 7365 0000 0300 11               Spanish    183 250 1234567 08-Apr- 
 9885 0000 0100 12-13            Spanish    146 250   34567 08-Apr- 
11775 0000 0100 11               Spanish    172 250 1234567 21-May- 
12000 0000 0100 12-13            Spanish    168 250   34567 27-Mar- 
 7465 0130 0200 12-13            English    184 250   34567 08-Apr- 
 9820 0130 0200 11-13            English    164 250   34567 08-Apr- 
 6030 0300 0900 11               Spanish    205 250 1 34567 27-Mar- 
 7405 0300 0400 11               Spanish    184 250 1 34567 08-Apr- 
 7405 0400 0700 11               Spanish    183 250 1 34567 27-Mar- 
 9880 0600 0630 46-48,52,53      French      91 250  23456  08-Apr- 
 5980 0700 0900 11               Spanish    174 250 1 34567 08-Apr- 
 5980 0900 1200 11               Spanish    174 250 1234567 08-Apr- 
 6030 0900 1300 11               Spanish    205 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
 9805 0900 1300 11               Spanish    183 250 1234567 08-Apr- 
 7405 1200 1400 11               Spanish    205 250 1234567 08-Apr- 
 9885 1200 1300 11SE,12NW        Spanish    184 250 1234567 08-Apr- 
13750 1200 1300 12,14            Spanish    168 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
15590 1200 1300 12,14            Spanish    174 250 1234567 08-Apr- 
11845 1300 1700 11               Spanish    184 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
13820 1300 2000 11               Spanish    174 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
11930 1400 2400 11               Spanish    183 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
 9565 1700 2400 11               Spanish    164 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
17820 1700 1730 46,47,52,53,57NE Portuguese  94 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
17820 1730 1800 46,47,52         Portuguese  94 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
17820 1800 1830 46,47,52,53,57NE Portuguese  94 250  23456  27-Mar- 
15730 2000 2030 46-48,52,53      French      94 250 1234567 08-Apr- 
15730 2030 2100 46-48,52,53      French      94 250 1     7 08-Apr- 
 6030 2200 2400 11               Spanish    205 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
 5890 2300 2400 12-13            Spanish    174 250 1234567 27-Mar- 
 9885 2300 2400 12-13            Spanish    146 250 1234567 08-Apr- 
12000 2300 2400 12-13            Spanish    168 250 1234567 27-Mar- 

17820 was still on in Portuguese at 1715 check August 26 (Glenn Hauser, August 26, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Schedule Radio Gloria International

28. August:
11-12 (9-10 UTC): 6005/
17-18 (15-16 UTC):
no 6140

rep.: 4.Sept. 1-2 pm (11-12 UTC) 9480

25.Sept./23.Oct./27.Nov./25.Dec. 2011
11-12 (9-10 UTC) 6005/
15-16 (13-14 UTC) 6140
17-18 (15-16 UTC)

rep.:1st Sunday of the next month 1-2 pm (11-12 UTC) 9480


Ham Fair 2011 will be August 27-28 in Tokyo, Japan. RFA will be on hand at Ham Fair to meet DXers and radio enthusiasts. It is organized by the Japanese Amateur Radio League (JARL) and last year hosted almost 31,000. To promote this year's event, RFA is issuing a commemorative QSL which incorporates the design of our current QSL and the Ham Fair logo. This QSL will be available for a limited time and used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from 0000 UTC on August 26 – 2400 UTC on August 29, 2011. (RFA Facebook via Alokesh Gupta VU3BSE)

WRTH 2012 available from early december

WRTH 2012 will be available from early December. I will advise when advance orders can be placed. The WRTH Bargraph CD will also be available at the same time. SWLog and SDR Console integrated schedules will be available shortly after publication. I will advise when the various files are available. (Sean Gilbert)

Fine trasmissioni della DW in onde corte per l'Europa

La DW mi ha comunicato che con la fine dell'ora legale termineranno le loro trasmissioni in onde corte per l'Europa. Questo fatto comporterà anche, per me e molti altri, la fine del rapporto di monitor dopo 30 anni! Peccato...
Giovanni Lorenzi IT9TZZ

giovedì 25 agosto 2011

Concorso "Foto del Ramadan"

Il servizio Internazionale della Radio dell'Iran, (IRIB WORLD SERVICE) ha deciso di indire un concorso tra gli ascoltatori delle diverse redazioni in lingua straniera con l'argomento "Foto del Ramadan". Tutti, di qualsiasi fede o religione, possono partecipare inviando naturalmente foto "significative" sul Ramadan, il mese di digiuno e preghiera dei musulmani. Le migliori foto verranno premiate in maniera adeguata. La nostra redazione si augura che gli amici italiani, famosi nel mondo per i loro gusti raffinati e la loro arte, possano essere tra i vincitori.

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New Arabic from IRRS on 11910

** ITALY [non]. New transmissions in Arabic from NEXUS-IBA IRRS Shortwave:
0800-0815 on 11910 TIG 300 kW / 140 deg to N&ME/WeAS Wed
1400-1415 on 11910 TIG 300 kW / 140 deg to N&ME/WeAS Fri, first noted on Aug. 19
73! (Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, Aug 19, WORLD OF RADIO 1579, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Christian, or political? Not on the IRRS schedule itself as of Aug 24. Possibly there are additional broadcasts other days of week, to be checked (gh)

Glenn Hauser logs August 25, 2011

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Aug 25 at 1142, PMS is back, having been absent 22.4 hours earlier. Why is this so sporadic? Hurricane Irene is well past by now, but I wonder if the newly-refurbished curtain antenna sustained any damage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake August 25, before 1200:
10300, very good at 1143, but none lower or higher; bands above 12 MHz were just about dead before sunrise

After 1230:
10300, very good at 1235
12500, very good at 1235
13920, very good at 1236
14720, very good at 1236
15900, very good at 1236
16100, good at 1239

Before 1330:
16100, poor at 1321
15900, good with flutter at 1321
15290, fair with flutter at 1321; none in the 14`s
13130, fair at 1324
12980, very poor at 1325
12270, fair at 1325
10300, good at 1327

Before 1400:
15900, very good at 1350
15280, poor at 1346, ex 15290 earlier
13720, fair at 1348
13130, fair at 1348
12270, poor-fair at 1349

After 1400:
15285, poor at 1420; ex 15280 earlier
14720, fair at 1422
13970, very poor at 1424 with het
10300, very poor at 1426

** CYPRUS. 17155-17180, Aug 25 at 1241, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, noticed when checking for Firedrake on 17170 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9975, Aug 25 at 1231, TWR IS, then ``KTWR, Agana`` in English, opening Chinese. Note: pronounced Agana, not Agaña --- are the Guamanians (or Guahanians) themselves split over whether to enye it? The issue could be avoided by referencing smaller town Agat which serves at least as PO Box address of KTWR as well as KSDA. Clear except for some jambleed from 9965 Cuban grind (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9880, Aug 25 at 1258 some beautiful singing cut off abruptly at 1259* without any announcement, let alone ID or sign-off; how rude. HFCC shows KSDA at 12-13, 100 kW, 330 degrees in Kor = Korean per Eibi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA [and non]. 6050, Aug 25 at 1157, music with fast SAH, so RTM relay of Asyik FM must be on 6050.02 today instead of 6049.62v, as John Wilkins CO notes they keep switching between these two transmitters from day to day. Can`t be sure if the music was from that or HCJB, with which Malaysia produces an AH when further off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 760, Aug 25 at 1158 VG signal where none had been a minute or two earlier, soon ID as ``La Preciosa``; thought they said 15-60, but must have been 7-60. Cantú pins this right on:
760 XEEB Preciosa Cd. Obregon, Son. 5,000 1,000

870, Aug 25 at 1159 Mexican NA, fading but then could copy sign-on mentioning Tarahumara, so doubtless XETAR, per Cantú:
870 XETAR La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara Guachochi, Chih. 10,000 D = daytime only, heard many times before and better, but always fun to get this native station.

1030, Aug 25 at 1200, good signal from Mexican choral NA, but faded into QRM by 1201, volatile sunrise skip conditions (officially 1157 UT in Enid today). At least it wasn`t KCTA, Corpus Christi, potential spoiler in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. It`s been weeks since I have been able to hear V. of Nigeria, 15120 on almost nightly chex around 0500 --- usually just Chinese radio war. But Aug 25 at 0445, 15120 dominated by S9+18 carrier with hum/buzz, weak tones on and off, over mix of music, presumably China [or non]. Then some drumming can be heard, undermodulated. 0448, ``This is the Voice of Nigeria, Lagos`` still undermodulated. Would be very good reception if not for self-inflicted wounds. 0458 recheck, YL with program summary, better modulation level now, keeps going past 0500 as we hear ChiCom timesignal under; 0501.6 finally VON sounder and OM with news, or is it just talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9920, Aug 25 at 1233, rustic SE Asian instrumental music, then sorta-Lao language. EiBi and Aoki show daily at 1230-1300 FEBC Bocaue has Koho/Kohor spoken in Vietnam. Transmission is 11-13 also in many other native languages depending on day of week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11870, Aug 25 at 1328, jazz music on trumpet with baffle, soon ID in English as ``Radio Veritas Asia; stay tuned for a broadcast in Hindi which follows at 1330 UTC on 11.87 MHz in the 25 meter band``; 1329 ID in that language, 1330 IS, and theme, Hindi talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN [and non]. 9355, Aug 25 at 1147, R. Free Asia, in Lao with continuous rapid pulsing QRM; not like jamming heard elsewhere, and Laos supposedly is not so paranoid as other sorta-Commie nations; maybe utility. Still heard at 1226 long after RFA had finished at 1200 (Glenn Hausr, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1579 monitoring: first airing UT Thursday Aug 25 at 0330 on WRMI 9955: 0350 check, nothing but jamming audible, tnx a lot, Arnie! But confirmed on webcast at 0331. Next WRMI broadcasts: Thu 1500, 2100, Fri 1430, Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730.
WTWW: Thu 2100 9479, UT Sun 0400 5755
WBCQ: Thu 2130 7415, UT Mon 0300v 5110v-CUSB
WWRB: UT Fri 0330v on 5051
WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830. Full schedule including many other webcasts at:

** U S A [non]. 15750, Aug 25 at 1242, Family Radio again here with address in English; still waiting for HFCC and other listings to catch up with this new transmission first heard yesterday; site? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX ISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9900, Aug 25 at 1224 open carrier with flutter, hum; 1225 Russian tones on and off. 1230 Bells of St. Pete`s, VR theme and opening Chinese, S9+20. HFCC shows 100 kW, 111 degrees via Novosibirsk, RUSSIA, which is close to transpolar from here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

mercoledì 24 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 24, 2011

** ALBANIA. 13625, Aug 24 at 1430, still no signal from R. Tirana. We wonder how much longer only one Shijak transmitter will be in use? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Aug 24 at 1317, CB is gone again. Maybe stuck on inaudible daytime frequency 6090 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA [and non]. 11600, for some reason, R. Bulgaria runs open carrier here during most of the semihour preceding 0530 German, as often noted. Just to be sure of the source, we kept listening Aug 24 from 0523, and also // 9600, which by then was also OC. 9600 started IS at 0529, but 11600 did not, just cold start of German opening at 0630 becoming // 9600. Wastes 300 kW with all that open carriering.

Then 11800, Aug 24 at 0534, S9+22 open carrier with flutter, atop a much weaker station which was modulating, heard BBC mentioned. This must be another case of R. Bulgaria, but here wasting only 170 kW from Plovdiv, prior to the Spanish broadcast at 0600, and covering up BBC Hausa, 250 kW, 160 degrees from Woofferton at 0530-0600.

At first I thought it was one station just barely modulated, but became obvious it was a big carrier atop a different station, since when the carrier faded in strongest, the modulation was suppressed, and when it faded down, the audio loudened. Must be zero-beat as there was no regular SAH, which would also have made it obvious there were two (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake August 24, before 1300:
10300, very good at 1230
12980, very good at 1233
13130, poor at 1234
13920, very good at 1234
13970, very good at 1235; none in the 14`s
15900, very poor at 1237
16980, poor at 1237
17170, poor at 1238

Before 1330:
16980, fair at 1322
15290, poor at 1322
14720, very good at 1324
13920, good at 1324
12980, good at 1324
12025, very poor at 1324 with CCI from presumed CNR1 jammer
10300, fair at 1323

Before 1400, only had time to find this:
15280, poor at 1359 mixing with buzz/noise jamming, ex-15290

** CYPRUS. 12778-12803, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Aug 24 at 0522 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1040, Aug 24 at 1203 UT, no XE legal ID amid two songs, the first refraining ``no quiero perderte``, so must be romántica, just ``La Once[?], FM 90.1, La Primera, Número Uno``, which is enough to ID it as XEGYS, Guaymas, Sonora, as also heard four days earlier. Not much else was showing from Mexico around sunrise today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9385, Aug 24 at 1327 tuning past Brother Scare on WWRB, he is mentioning several frequencies, 15610, 7290, 5890, 13810, 17485, 9655, 9385, wanting phone calls or e-mail reports, as he is ``contemplating covering the entire earth`` well on the way to doing so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9535, surprised to hear English instead of Spanish here, Aug 24 at 0146. Has REE resumed the 01-02 English hour it deleted from us years ago? No! This is an interview with some musician about upcoming concert appearances in July. He speaks for about a minute in English, then not voiceovers but consecutive translation by YL. She must have a great memory or note-taking ability; this lasted until 0153 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Aug 24 at 1246, VOT fair concluding very brief `Review of Foreign Press`, one of two Wednesday features, into `Letterbox`. Sorry, MEGO during programs reading routine reception reports, but they do encourage writers to say something significant making them more likely to be quoted. It`s over by 1301, `Question of the Month` (is it a trick?), 1302 music fill for the rest of the broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15580, Aug 24 at 1400 // stronger 17545, VOA News repeatedly refers to ``Mister Gadhafi (sp?)``, apparently having stripped him of his self-assigned rank of Colonel. Axually, ``Mister`` is a sign of respect, no doubt a VOA policy, which no domestic US broadcaster accords him, but they don`t like to bother with ``Mister Obama`` either, how quaint. Hmmm; what does BBC call MAQ?

15580 and 17545 were about one second apart, lost track of which was ahead, despite latest HFCC showing both via São Tomé; Aoki, however, shows 17545 as Botswana. If both be really from same site, that would be another case of deliberately offsetting to even out power consumption peaks, like they do at Bonaire, Tinian/Saipan et al. IBB keeps swapping sites around for no particular reason (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7385, one WHRI broadcast which is not imaginary lasts until 1300, but Aug 24 at 1255, the gospel huxter has heavy double-CCI from two stations in Chinese, one being the CNR1 kidshow often heard during the 8 pm ChiCom hour, // 7365, and the other no doubt RTI being jammed. BTW, PBS Xizang, Lhasa, TIBET is also listed on 7385 until 1300; not a chance to hear it here, or in Asia either, no doubt. 7365 CNR1 does not become a jammer until Taiwan starts there too at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15750, Aug 24 at 1251, discussion in English of Genesis I, 1255 outro as `Voice of Bible Study` with the late [somebody], from Family Radio, off after 1300. Had not been hearing this before, must be new relay from somewhere; not yet in HFCC or Aoki tho YFR does use Wertachtal on 15750 at 16-17 in Amharic. Has audio processing boost atypical of WYFR itself. The latest YFR HFCC sked at
does not show 15750 before 1300 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1460, Aug 24 at 1211 UT, plugging something coming up at 8:10, ads for Dairy Queen in Cleburne, Hawaiian Falls, Family Medicine. Cleburne is pronounced with a long E. This has to be KCLE in Texas, despite its city of license really being Burleson! Cleburne is S of Fort Worth on I-35W, while Burleson is halfway to Fort Worth from there. Studio and postal addresses are in Cleburne. This was atop our OK 1460, KZUE El Reno in Spanish. Reno is also pronounced with a long E in English, and I suspect even in Spanish the pressure is heavy to do so, if I could ever catch an ID. Now how do you pronounce Burleson? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15585, Aug 24 at 0131, open carrier with heavy flutter, then 1000 Hz tone comes on, steps down to lower tones, resumes 1000 Hz, off again to OC; S9+18 peaks. Uplooked later, the only thing scheduled here in HFCC is VOR, Pet/Kam, 200 kW, 245 degrees at 01-05. Aoki shows this is supposed to be VOR in Russian at 01-03, English at 03-05 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

Dx Mix News # 693

DX MIX NEWS # 693                                            24 August 2011
U.K.(non)    Summer A-11 Schedule of BABCOCK Relays. Part 3 of 3:
Radio Taiwan International
1900-2000 on  6045 RMP 250 kW / 168 deg to WeEu French
1900-2000 on  6185 SKN 250 kW / 105 deg to WeEu German

RTE Radio One
1930-2030 on  5840 MEY 100 kW / non-dir to SoAf English

HCJB Global
2100-2115 on 12025 RMP 500 kW / 168 deg to NoAf Tachelhit
2115-2145 on 12025 RMP 500 kW / 168 deg to NoAf Arabic

Radio Australia
2200-2330 on  7340 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SEAs Indonesian
2200-2400 on  9855 DHA 250 kW / 090 deg to SEAs English
2300-2330 on  9490 DHA 250 kW / 090 deg to SEAs Burmese
0000-0030 on 12005 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SEAs Indonesian
0100-0130 on 11780 SNG 100 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese
1100-1300 on  6140 SNG 100 kW / 013 deg to SEAs English
0400-0430 on 17800 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs Indonesian
0500-0530 NF 11700 SNG 250 kW / 140 deg to SEAs Indonesian, ex 17800 HBN
1300-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Chinese
1600-1630 NF  9540 SNG 100 kW / 340 deg to SEAs English, ex  9965 HBN

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation
2215-2245 on  5925 CYP 250 kW / 314 deg to SEEu Greek Fri-Sun
2215-2245 on  7220 CYP 300 kW / 314 deg to SEEu Greek Fri-Sun
2215-2245 on  9760 CYP 250 kW / 315 deg to SEEu Greek Fri-Sun

FEBA Radio
2145-2215 on 11985 ASC 250 kW / 027 deg to WeAf Pulaar Thu-Tue, ex Mo/Tu/Th/Fr
1830-1845 on 15250 ASC 250 kW / 070 deg to CWAf French
1600-1630 on 12125 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Amharic Thu-Sun
1600-1630 on 12125 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Guragena Mon-Wed
1630-1700 on 12125 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Amharic
1600-1630 on 11655 ARM 300 kW / 188 deg to EaAf Afar
1630-1700 on  9865 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sun-Wed
1630-1700 on  9865 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Amharic Thu-Sat
1700-1730 on  6180 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Somali
1700-1800 on  9630 KIG 250 kW / 030 deg to EaAf Orominya/Tigrinya
1730-1800 on  7475 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte
1900-2030 on  9550 KIG 250 kW / 030 deg to N/ME Arabic
0230-0300 on  9725 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari (Radio Sadaye Zindagi)
0300-0315 on  9725 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Mixed lang
1500-1530 on 11755 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Dari (Radio Sadaye Zindagi)
1530-1600 on 11755 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Pashto
0015-0030 on  7485 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bangla
0030-0045 on  7485 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Hindi Sun/Wed
0030-0045 on  7485 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Mixed langs Mon/Tue
0030-0045 on  7485 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bangla Thu-Sat
0045-0100 on  7485 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Hindi
0130-0200 on  9725 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SoAs Telugu Sun/Thu/Fri
0130-0200 on  9725 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SoAs Mixed langs Mon-Wed/Sat
0200-0230 on  9750 DHA 250 kW / 060 deg to SoAs Urdu Sun
0200-0215 on  9750 DHA 250 kW / 060 deg to SoAs Urdu Mon-Sat
0215-0230 on  9750 DHA 250 kW / 060 deg to SoAs Mixed langs Mon-Sat
1200-1230 on 15215 DHA 250 kW / 085 deg to SoAs Tibetan
1400-1430 on  9500 NVS 250 kW / 195 deg to SoAs Urdu
1430-1500 on  9500 NVS 250 kW / 195 deg to SoAs Mixed langs
1400-1430 on 12025 DHA 250 kW / 110 deg to SoAs English Sun
1400-1415 on 12025 DHA 250 kW / 110 deg to SoAs Malayalam Mon-Sat
1415-1430 on 12025 DHA 250 kW / 110 deg to SoAs Telugu Mon-Sat
1430-1445 on 12025 DHA 250 kW / 070 deg to SoAs Urdu
1445-1500 on 12025 DHA 250 kW / 070 deg to SoAs Kashmiri Wed-Sat
1445-1500 on 12025 DHA 250 kW / 070 deg to SoAs Punjabi Sun-Tue
1500-1530 on  7485 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bangla

WYFR Family Radio
1700-1900 on 17690 WOF 250 kW / 102 deg to SEEu Turkish
1700-1800 on 13700 SKN 300 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Arabic
1800-1900 on 13720 SKN 300 kW / 140 deg to NoAf Arabic
1800-1900 on 11875 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Igbo
1900-2000 on  9685 DHA 250 kW / 255 deg to WeAf Hausa
1830-1930 on 17585 ASC 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf French
1900-2000 on 11855 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf Yoruba
1900-2000 on  7270 MEY 250 kW / 342 deg to CeAf English
2000-2100 on 15195 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to CeAf English
2000-2200 on 12060 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to CeAf English
1600-1800 on 17545 ASC 250 kW / 085 deg to EaAf English, deleted Luba 17-18
1700-1800 on  9790 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Amharic
1700-1800 on 15255 RMP 500 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Somali
1800-1900 on  9770 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf English
1900-2000 on  5930 MEY 250 kW / 019 deg to EaAf Swahili
1600-1700 on  6100 MEY 250 kW / 076 deg to SEAf Malagasy
1700-1800 on  6100 MEY 100 kW / 076 deg to SEAf French
1900-2000 on  9775 DHA 250 kW / 210 deg to SoAf English
1500-1600 on 17580 ASC 250 kW / 114 deg to SoAf English
1800-1900 on  5905 MEY 100 kW / 015 deg to SoAf English
1900-2000 on  3230 MEY 100 kW / 005 deg to SoAf English
1900-2000 on  3955 MEY 100 kW / 076 deg to SoAf Portuguese
1900-2000 on  6100 MEY 100 kW / 330 deg to SoAf Portuguese
1300-1400 on 17735 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Kannada
1300-1500 on 17715 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Telugu/Tamil
1400-1500 on  9595 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SoAs Marathi
1400-1600 on 15520 DHA 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Hindi/English
1500-1600 on 11605 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SoAs English
1600-1700 on 11850 DHA 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English

martedì 23 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 22-23, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake August 23, before 1300:
10300, good with flutter at 1242
13970, very good at 1248
16500, poor at 1248

After 1300:
15430, very poor at 1310
15290, good at 1314
13920, good at 1318
12600, good at 1319
10300, good at 1320

Before 1400:
16980, JBA flutter at 1357
16100, JBA at 1357, more so than 16980
15525, fair at 1339
15280, very poor at 1357
13970, fair at 1357
13920, very poor at 1357
12600, good at 1359
12025, poor at 1359; no CNR1 mixing at this time
10300, fair at 1359-1400*, and no sign of Sound of Hope afterwards

** CUBA [non]. 15600, I was surprised to see listed as an RHC frequency audible in Venezuela at 12-13 and 14-15 UT, according to

Obviously that would really be a leapfrog mixing product of 15120 over 15360 another 240 kHz higher; trouble is, 15120 goes off circa 1400, so the LF would too. What about the 13-14 hour when it`s not listed? Monitoring Aug 23 at 1312, 15600 is occupied by Indonesian? Also RTTY QRM on the hi side. 1325, CRI with English-worded ID, theme, website and off 1327*, no RHC audible. Aoki shows Malay via Kunming at 1230-1327. Elsewhen, there should be nothing to block the RHC spur, so try 15600 before 1230 or after 1327; altho by now they had built up to VG, fundamentals still not strong enough here to audiblize the mixture (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15595, after CUBA [non] closed 15600 at 1327*, noticed intermittent Russian tones on 15595; 1330 DW sounder instead of VOR, VP signal. Listed in HFCC as 250 kW, 110 degrees from ``Armavir`` at 1330-1500; Aoki calls same site ``Krasnodar`` in Dari, then Pashto and Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 9735, VOR Spanish relay, as usual super-strong, Aug 23 at 0450, accompanied by warbly spurs circa 9728 vs TUNISIA 9725, and 9742. Also weaker spurs with // audio on 9720 and 9750 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO [and non]. 15345+, Aug 22 was monitoring IMM from 2159 to note when it would go off, liberating ARGENTINA 15344+ from its het: not until 2204:54*. Then RAE was too weak to copy and seemed to still have a lite het from something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 13620, Aug 22 at 0443, R. Dabanga, via MADAGASCAR, ID in passing, and today the continuous 1000 Hz tone jammer is worse than usual. // 13730 was in the clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 17770, Aug 23 at 1402, very poor signal sounds like Qur`an, 1406 Arabic talk. Surely not Qur`an, as uplooked later, this is V. of Turkey`s Arabic at 14-15, 500 kW, 252 degrees from Emirler.

15450, Aug 23 at 1324 after pop Turkish music fill, VOT English service with quick headlines, YL sign-off still claiming to be at 1330-1430 on 15520, 15450!

Thanks to Kent D. Murphy, WV for forwarding the 103rd edition of V. of Turkey schedule folder, for July-December 2011, showing identical program lineup for the ``3rd Term`` and ``4th Term``, still a holdover of previous years when there some changes each quarter:









Monitoring reveals there are additional lengthy music segments in the second half of the hours. Nothing this time about other fillers or Questions of the Month --- are they still doing that? O, it`s mentioned in the text introduxion; you have to find it via the website

BTW, the undated online program schedule is long outdated, still showing e.g. `Live from Turkey`, etc., canceled years ago.

This fan-folder amounting to 10 pages also includes a transmission schedule of all languages; the English announcers would be well-advised to consult it in order to promulgate times and frequencies correctly! `DSB` after all frequencies has finally been removed, duh.

ENGLISH [in UT order, altho 03 is a repeat of previous program day]:
Asia      03-04 6165, 2030-2130 7205, 1630-1730 15520
Africa    03-04 6165
America   03-04 9515*, 22-23 9830*
Europe    03-04 9515, 1830-1930 9785, 2200-2300 9830, 1230-1330 15450*
Australia 2030-2130 7205
* best audible in NAm, except for RTTY on 9830. Note there are really only 7 frequency-hours per day, not 11, with four of them destined for more than one target area [entire programs or just news segments are archived on website for one day only, often missing on weekends. Live streams also available, which they ought to make very clear].

Another page gives all the parameters for TRT on 12 different combinations of programming and satellites. What kind of audience does that have compared to webcasts or SW??

Another full page contains URLs for all the language services of TRT, including two differents for some of them: and

Cover and three pages are devoted to one feature article on Evliya Çelebi [correctly spelt with dots on the i`s even in upper case], ``undoubtedly the greatest and most original writer of Turkey`s travel literature . . . on the 400th anniversary of his birth``, and UNESCO is celebrating him this year. Seems he provides vital historical info about the vast Ottoman Empire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, August 23 at 0447, good signal from WTWW in Portuguese Bible, approaching 6 am in Portugal, 2 am in most of Brasil; I never manage to catch it signing off, but must be around 0500, as not heard in following hour, tho sometimes is fading down before then. I wonder if they have a sign-off announcement? There is no sign-on announcement, just cuts on the air in progress around 1300 with Arabic. Before long they will need a lower nighttime frequency, 5080? That`s registered for 40 degree antenna, or 5765 at 180 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###