NASWA Journal Columns · Listener’s Notebook, November 1997

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Listener’s Notebook, November 1997

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ANGOLA

5985, Vorgan, 2015-2040, Portuguese. Pleasant Portuguese ballards. M with lively announcements of a political nature in which “Unita” very prominent. At times listening to voice audio made difficult due to an annoying “echo.” Nothing heard on 7090 (10-Oct/Clemitson/DSWCI DX Window/Krone-DEN)

‘Diario de Noticias’ has learnt that one of the UN Security Council’s demands–that by 30th [September] UNITA’s radio station Vorgan [Voice of the Resistance of the Black Cockerel] should be changed into a multiparty station, giving up its previous role as an intensive propaganda tool–has been made possible with the allocation of a frequency in Luanda. The new UNITA station will be called Wake Up Radio…(‘Diario de Noticias’ web site, Lisbon/25-Sep/BBCM/DSWCI DX Window/Krone-DEN)

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ANTARCTICA

15475.96 Radio Nacional Arcangel, Base Esperanza, 1945 Talk about Cordoba, QSL info, lots of Argentine mx (8-Oct/Schotmans-BEL)

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ARGENTINA

8098L R. Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, 0440-0505 M announcer with pgm of LAm vocals, clear ID and freq (630-MW) at 0505. Different Argentine station concurrently on USB, did not catch ID. (21-Sep/Clark-ONT/CA)

8098U Cadena Cien: is undoubtedly a new entry on this shortwave feeder, observed 0730-1015* on 11 Oct, fair but sometimes mixing with another Argentine station on USB which identified itself as “Radio Antena…La Favorita..” English romantic vocals and W DJ. The shortwave relay was suddenly closed at 1015 as usual. (11-Oct/Nozaki-JPN/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

8098U Radio Continental AM, Buenos Aires noted 0700-0900 fair signal. Oldies mx program “Algo para Recordar.” Every 30 minutes, the news flash “Informativo Continental” was heard. Also heard at 0800-0910 fair on 19/10. At 000 nx “Ayer y Hoy.” (18-Oct/Nozaki-JPN/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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AUSTRIA

Now it doesn’t matter to English-speaking listeners whether BBC will again be clashing with ORF at 0230 on 7325–

ORF has consolidated its two English broadcasts at 0030 and 0230 into one at 0130 for W97, //9495, 9870 to SAm. Morning shifts to 1330 on 13730; and Canadian relay 6015 resumes two English at 0530 and 0630 instead of French at the latter time (ORF and via Bob Thomas/WOR/Hauser)

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BANGLADESH

15521.28 R. Bangladesh, 1404 + 1520 subcontinental music bridge and into talk by man (voice audio distorted) at fair level. Still there but weak w/domestic vocal at 1520 recheck. Hadn’t hrd this channel in quite some time but recent reports caused me to check and this may be the best bet to log Bangladesh currently when propagation to ECNA is good. (21-Sep/Clark-ON/CA)

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BELARUS

Radiostanziya Belarus (aka Radio Minsk) told in it’s German program on October 4: “We are still dissatisfied about the reception quality of our transmitters in the Ukraine. Most of our listeners will find one of our direct frequencies usable, so we will likely do without the Ukrainian transmitters, especially as transmitter rents and feeder lines becomes more and more expensive.” (Ludwig-FRG/DSWCI DX Window/Krone-DEN)

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BELGIUM

Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal made important schedule changes on 26 October 1997:

Here is the complete schedule:

0430-0500 Dutch 6120B
0600-0625 Dutch 9925W 13745W
0630-0655 Dutch 9925W 9940W
0700-0825 Dutch 6130W 9925W
0830-0855 English 6130W 13795W
1000-1025 Dutch 15145M
1130-1255 Dutch 9925 11745W
1200-1230 Dutch 6170PK 13795T 15250B
1200-1255 Dutch 6130W 9925W
1300-1325 English 13680W
1700-1825 Dutch 5910W 7255J 9925W 11680J
1730-1755 English 5910W 9925W 11680J
1800-1830 Dutch 9925W 13745W
1830-1855 English 9925W 13745W
1900-1930 Dutch 5910J 5960J 9925W 13745W
1930-1955 Dutch 5910J 9925W 13745W
2000-2055 Dutch 5910W 9590W
2300-2325 Dutch 9555B
Exceptions on Fridays:
2130-2155 French 9925W
Exceptions on Saturdays:
0900-0925 German 6130W 9925W
0930-0955 French 15545W 21510W
1900-2100 Dutch* 9850W 11725W
1900-1930 Dutch 5910J 5960J 13745W
1930-1955 Dutch 5910J 13745W
2000-2055 Dutch 9590W
Exceptions on Sundays:
0900-0925 German 6130W 9925W
0930-0955 French 15545W 21510W
1030-1130 Dutch 17690W 21510W
1400-1700 Dutch* 9925W 11890W 17680W

B= Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) J = Jülich (Germany) M = Antananarivo (Madagascar) PK = Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatka (Russia) T = Tashkent (Uzbekistan) W = Waver (Belgium) * = Sports (relay of home service Radio 1)

(Schotmans-BEL)

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BOLIVIA

Update on Bolivian shortwave scene, from Nozaki-JPN:

3200.3 Radio 9 de Abril “La Voz del Trabajador Industrial,” Pulacayo; has not been observed on shortwave for a couple of years. The last time I heard the station was in March 1993.

3280.0 Radio Chaco “La Voz del Campesino,” Yacuiba; has been inactive since August 1982.

3330.0 Radio Charcas, Monteagudo; was closed down according to the Superintendant of Telecommunications.

3340.2 Radio Viloco, Mina Viloco; ceased its transmission when the mining center was closed down.

3350.2 Radio 27 de Diciembre, Villamontes; was not heard during my stay in Bolivia.

3370.5 Radio Florida, Samaipata; has been inactive for some years.

3390.4 Radio Emisoras Camargo, Camargo; 2300-0200.

3472.V Radio Padilla, Padilla; was not heard during my stay in Bolivia.

3754.3 Radio 20 de Septiembre, Bermejo; has not been observed for several years.

4211.V Radio Perla del Oriente, Robore; has not been observed for several years.

4409.4 Radio Eco, Reyes; 2230-0200.

4420.7 Radio Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa; has not been observed for a couple of years. The last time I heard the station was in March 1993.

4441.3 Radio Ecologia Internacional, San Matias; has been inactive since January 1994.

4449.3 Radio Estacion Frontera, Cobija; was not heard during my stay in Bolivia.

4472.1 Radio Movima “La Voz de Santa Ana del Yacuma,” Santa Ana del Yacuma; 1030-1600 & 2100-0200. (Sunday 1100-1700 & 2200-0100).

4508.7 Radio Emisora San Joaquin, San Joaquin; was not heard during my stay in Bolivia. The station has not been observed since October 1995.

4530.3 Radio Hitachi, Guayaramerin; 1100-1600 & 2200-2400.

4549.4 Radiodifusoras Tropico “La Voz Civica del Beni,” Trinidad; broadcast here irregularly in September 1997, with “CONTEL” brand transmitter of 3kW power as alternative frequency.

4552.3 Radiodifusoras Tropico, Trinidad; was heard almost daily in September 1997. This outlet is equipped with “HUCARR” brand transmitter of 1kW. 1000-1200, 1600-1830 & 2230-0100.

4599.3 Radio Emisoras Villamontes, Villamontes; 0900-1730 & 1900-2400 (Sunday 0900-1700 only).

4600.0 Radio Perla del Acre, Cobija; 0900-1100 & 2130-0300 (no operation on Sunday).

4625.7 Radiodifusora Machupo “La Voz de San Ramon,” San Ramon; has not been heard since January 1994.

4631.V Radio Emisoras Entre Rios, Entre Rios; has not been observed for several years.

4632.4 Radio 11 de Octubre, Cobija; was not heard during my stay in Bolivia.

4649.1 Radio Santa Ana, Santa Ana del Yacuma; 1055-1700 & 1930-0330.

4681.7 Paititi Radiodifusion, Guayaramerin; has been inactive since October 1995, probably due to technical problem. This shortwave outlet is equipped with “THORDARSON” brand transmitter (1kW).

4682.1 Paititi Radiodifusion, Guayaramerin; slightly drifted from 4682.3kHz. This alternative outlet is equipped with “HUCARR” brand transmitter (0.2kW). 1030-1900 & 2100-0200.

4702.3 Radio Eco San Borja, San Borja; 1200-0300 (no operation on Sunday).

4719.8 Radio Abaroa, Riberalta; 1000-0400 (Sunday 1000-0100).

4732.2 Radio La Palabra, Santa Ana del Yacuma; has not been observed since late December 1996.

4756.V Radio Emisoras Bolivia, Oruro; has been inactive since a long time ago. The station is planning to resume the shortwave transmission with the support of “ABC” (Asociacion Boliviana para la Cultura de los Trabajadores). The old shortwave transmitter of “Telefunken” brand (5kW) will be repaired by a local radio-engineer, and additionally “INELBO” brand transmitter will be purchased for the shortwave operation. Radio Emisoras Bolivia currently operates at 1000-1300 daily, on CP62 1450kHz medium wave and CP182 105.1MHz FM simultaneously.

4765.3 Radio Guanay, Guanay; was not heard during my stay in Bolivia. The last time I heard the station was September 21, 1993 while in San Borja, Department of Beni. According to the Superintendence of Telecommunications, the station has presented a planning application to commence FM transmission instead of the shortwave broadcast.

4775.2 Radio Los Andes, Tarija; has been inactive since February 1983, due to technical problem.

4777.7 Radio A.N.D.E.S., Uyuni; 1000-1130 & 2100-2400.

4785.5 Radio Emisoras Ballivian, San Borja; 1500-1700 with the local newscast “Informativo Central.”

4795.9 Radio Nueva America; La Paz; has been inactive for many years. After the change of ownership, the station has no plans to resume the shortwave transmission. Radio Nueva America currently broadcasts only on the frequency of 860 kHz with “CONTEL” brand transmitter (10kW). The medium wave outlet runs at 1015-2400 (Sunday 1100-2300).

4815.0 Radio Nacional de Bolivia, La Paz; has been inactive since late April 1986.

4830.0 Radio Grigota, Santa Cruz de la Sierra; was not heard during my stay in Bolivia.

4845.0 Radio Fides, La Paz; 1000-1805 & 2115-0200 (Sunday 1100-1800). //with 6155.0kHz & 9624.9kHz

4854.9 Radio Centenario “La Nueva,” Santa Cruz de la Sierra; 1030-0200 (Sunday 1030-2300).

4856.7 Radio El Condor, Uyuni; was closed down due to financial problem. It was informed by Jorge Bustillo Burgos, the director of Radio El Condor in La Paz and the president of “UNESBO” (Union de Emisoras Sindicales de Bolivia). When I visited the station in August 1991, it operated only on FM. The station director said that the shortwave outlet had been out of service since 1991.

4864.5 Radio Emisoras 16 de Marzo, Mina Bolivar; 1000-0200 (Saturday/Sunday 1000-2300).

4875.V Radio La Cruz del Sur, La Paz; 0930-1300 & 2130-0030 (Sunday 0930-1400).

4885.6 Radio Sararenda, Camiri; 1000-1200 & 1800-2100 (no operation on Sunday).

4900.7 Radiodifusora San Ignacio, San Ignacio de Moxos; was irregularly heard around 1100 with weak signal.

4926.6 Radio San Miguel, Riberalta; 1000-0300 (Sunday 1000-0200).

4939.3 Radio Norte, Montero; 0900-1300, 1600-1800 & 2200-0100.

4945.0 Radio Illimani, La Paz; 1100-0400.

4965.0 Radio Juan XXIII, San Ignacio de Velasco; 1000-1430 & 1730-2400.

4990.9 Radio Animas, Animas; 1000-1800 (Sunday 1100-1300).

5005.8 Radio Libertad, La Paz; The shortwave outlet has been used only for football game relay. It is possible to capture its signal around 2300-0200 (Wednesday), 1830-2230V (Saturday/Sunday). When Radio Libertad regularly operated its shortwave transmission in 1995, it was scheduled at 1000-1800 & 2200-0200. The medium wave outlet currently runs at 1000-0200 (Sunday 1000-2400) on 790kHz with an output power of 5kW.

5044.9 Radiodifusoras Altiplano, La Paz; has not been in operation for a couple of months.

5123.7 Galaxia Radiodifusion, Guayaramin; was not observed during my stay in Bolivia.

5504.2 Radio 2 de Febrero, Rurrenabaque; 1200-1500 & 0200-0200.

5580.2 Radio San Jose, San Jose de Chiquitos; was not observed during my stay in Bolivia.

5925.V Radio Centinela, Tupiza; ceased its shortwave transmission. Its 150Wt ransmitter is currently modified to able to broadcast on 1430kHz medium wave.

5927.2 Radiodifusoras Mineria “La Voz de las Mayorias Nacionales,” Oruro; 1000-2300 (Sunday 1100-2200) on 1290kHz and 5925kHz (nominal). The station also broadcasts on 107.7MHz FM stereo simultaneously with medium wave and shortwave. Schedule of FM outlet is 1000-0200 (Sunday 1100-0200).

5929.5 Radiodifusoras Amazonia “La Voz del Tropico,” Las Romas de San Lorenzo, San Antonio; The station formerly identified itself as Radiodifusoras CVU “La Voz del Tropico” broadcasting from Villa Tunari, capital of the Province of Chapare in the Departamento de Cochabamba. The shortwave outlet has been inactive since June 1995, but the station is currently operating on 100.1MHz FM stereo. It runs at 0900-0100 daily. Las Romas de San Lorenzo is approximately 3km south from Villa Tunari.

5945.7 Radio Emisoras Pio XII, Siglo XX; was not observed during my stay in Bolivia.

5952.4 Radio Emisoras Pio XII, Siglo XX; 1100-1400 & 2100-0200 (Sunday 1100-1400 & 2100-0100).

5964.7 Radio Nacional de Huanuni, Huanuni; was not observed during my stay in Bolivia. Currently the station also operates on FM for local audience living in the mining center of Huanuni.

5975.2 Radio Nacional de Cochabamba, Cochabamba; has been inactive since March 1986.

5984.9 Radio San Jose, Oruro; has been inactive since May 1986.

5996.4 Radio Loyola, Sucre; 1000-2400 (Sunday 1100-).

6014.8 Radio El Mundo, Santa Cruz de la Sierra; 1000-0100 (Sunday 1100-2100).

6025.0 Radio Illimani, La Paz; 1100-0400

6065.7 Radio Mauro Nuenez, Villa Serrano; was not heard during my stay in Bolivia.

6081.4 Radio 21 de Diciembre, Catavi; has been inactive for many years.

6085.3 Radio San Gabriel, La Paz; 0855-1800 & 2000-0100.

6095.1 Radio Cosmos, Cochabamba; has been inactive since September 1993.

6105.4 Radio Panamericana, La Paz; 0945-0400 (Sunday 1100-2400).

6119.3 Radiodifusoras Integracion, El Alto de La Paz; has been inactive due to technical problem since October 1996. The medium wave outlet broadcasts on 650kHz at 0900-0300 (Sunday 1100-0200).

6135.0 Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra; 0900-0100.

6140.7 Radio Luis de Fuentes, Tarija; has been inactive for several years.

6155.0 Radio Fides, La Paz; 1000-1805 & 2115-0200 (Sunday 1100-1800). // with 4845.0kHz & 9624.9kHz

6184.9 Radio Batallon Colorados, La Paz; has been inactive for some years. The experimental transmission on shortwave was last observed in April 1994.

6195.0 Radio Carlos Palenque, La Paz; 0900-2100 daily. The medium wave outlet broadcasts on 930kHz at 0900-0500 (Monday-Friday), 0900-0600 (Saturday), 0900-0200 (Sunday).

6557.0 Radio Television Colonia, Yapacani; has been inactive since August 1997 because its shortwave transmitter was destroyed by lightning. The shortwave outlet broadcast at 2100-0200 when it was active.

9624.9 Radio Fides, La Paz; 1000-1805 & 2115-0200 (Sunday 1100-1800). // with 4845.0kHz & 6155.0kHz

9712.2 Radio La Plata “La Voz de la Capital,” Sucre; 1400-1930.

(Nozaki-JPN)

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BRAZIL

3375.08, R. Clube, Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, 0110 with PP version of “Silence is Golden,” Robert Carlos selection, “Feelings,” mentions of Rio Grande do Sul, “Clube” sounders, and ad strings. (7-Oct/Novello-NC)

4765 reactivation of R. Integracao confirmed, 1150 when concluding prgr apparently called “Os parabens da semana” (Congrats of the week). Caught annc’ts in the passing “pela Radio Integracao AM e onda tropical.” (11-Oct/Klemetz-COL/Dateline Bogota)

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BULGARIA

Radio Bulgaria W97:

0000-0100 English 7375 9485
0000-0100 Spanish 7170 9415
0100-0200 Bulgarian 7170 7375 9415 9485
0200-0300 Spanish 7135 7170 9415
0200-0400 Bulgarian 7375 9485
0300-0400 Russian 5890 7230
0400-0500 Bulgarian 5890 7230
0400-0500 French 7375 9485
0500-0530 Greek 5940 Su-Fr
0500-0600 English 7375 9485
0500-0600 Greek 5940 Sa
0515-0600 Turkish 5980 7390 Mo-Fr
0530-0600 Albanian 5940 Su -Fr
0600-0700 Serbian 5940 Mo-Fr
0600-0730 Turkish 6135 7365 Sa/Su
0615-0700 German 7375 9475
0700-0800 French 7375 9475
0730-0830 Albanian 5895 Sa
0730-1000 Serbian 5895 Su
0830-1000 Serbian 5895 Sa
0900-1000 Greek 5965 7295 Sa/Su
1100-1200 French 11605 15130
1100-1200 German 11860 15290
1200-1300 English 15130 15290
1300-1600 Bulgarian 5865
1500-1600 Russian 5935 7425 9825
1600-1645 Serbian 5865
1600-1700 Bulgarian 5935 7415 7524 15195
1645-1730 Albanian 5865
1700-1800 Spanish 9985 11855
1700-1900 Bulgarian 5935 7425
1715-1800 German 7530 9700
1730-1815 Greek 5865
1800-1900 French 7530 9700
1815-1900 Turkish 5865 7540
1900-2000 Bulgarian 5865 7335 7540
1900-2000 German 7530 9700
1900-2000 Russian 5935 7425
2000-2100 English 7530 9700
2000-2200 Bulgarian 5865 7335
2100-2200 French 7530 9700
2200-2300 English 7530 9700
2215-2315 Spanish 5860 7485

(Volk-FRG/DX Antwerp web page)

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CAMEROON

CRTV, Buea. After more than a year, the mysterious African on 3970v has been identified! Positively // 4850 at 2200 with presumed relay from Yaounde; carrier strong as usual, though audio badly distorted. This must be a new transmitter, as the signal is consistently way too strong for listed 4 kw. (10-Oct/Hill-MA)

CRTV 4850 t/in French 2000, mostly French annts (perhaps a few words of English), music through 24 UT s/off without any announcement, but full NA. (7-Oct/Sundstrom-NJ)

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CANADA

Here’s the Winter ’97 sked from Radio Canada International:

0000-0029 English 6040 9535 11865 Tu-Sa
0000-0059 English 5960 9755 Su/Mo
0000-0059 Spanish 6040 9535 11865 Su/Mo
0030-0059 Spanish 6040 9535 11865 Tu-Sa
0100-0159 French 9535% 9755 11865
0130-0159 Spanish 9535 11865 Tu-Sa
0200-0259 English 6155 9535 9755 9780 11865
0300-0329 English 6155 9755 9780 Tu-Sa
0300-0329 French 6025E 9505V
0300-0359 English 6155 9755 9780 Su/Mo
0330-0359 Arabic 6025W 7210S 9505V 9615W
0330-0359 French 6155 9755 9780 Tu-Sa
0400-0429 English 6150S 9505V 9645E
0430-0459 Arabic 7200W 9505W 11715V
0600-0659 English 6050 6150E 9740E 9760 11905E Mo-Fr
0600-0659 French 6050 6150E 9740E 9760 11905E Su-Mo
1200-1229 English 6150Y 11730Y
1230-1259 French 6150Y 11730Y
1300-1325 Chinese 6150Y 7260K 11955Y
1300-1359 English 9640 11855
1300-1359 French 9650 15425
1330-1357 English 6150X 9535X
1400-1459 English 9640 11855
1400-1659 English 9640 11855 Su
1400-1659 French 15325 Su
1430-1455 Chinese 6030K 6150Y 7235Y
1430-1459 English 9555E 11915S 11935E 15325S
1500-1559 French 9555E 11815S 11935E 15325# 17820
1600-1659 Russian 6150K 6185Y 9555E 11935E 15325# 17820
1630-1657 English 6140X 7150X
1700-1759 Ukrainian 9555E 11935E 15325 17820
1800-1859 Russian 7235E 9555E 11945 13650 15325 17820
1900-1959 Ukrainian 7235E 9555E 11945 13650 15325 17820
2000-2059 French 5925 5995E 7235E 9805 11945 13650 13690 15150 17820
2100-2159 English 5925 5995E 7235E 9805 11945 13650 13690 15150 17820
2200-2229 English 5995 7235E 9735E 9805 11945 13690 15150 11705Y
2230-2259 French 5960 5995 7235E 9735E 9755 11705 11945 13690
2300-2329 English 5960 6040 9535 9755 11865
2330-0059 English 5960 9755 Mo-Fr
2330-2359 English 5960 6040 9535 9755 11865 Sa/Su
2330-2359 Spanish 6040 9535 11865 Mo-Fr

%–first half hour (TU-SA UTC) and full hour (SU/MO UTC)#–MO-SA only K: Kimjae, Korea S: Sines, Portugal E: Skelton, England V: Vienna, AUstria W: Wertachtal, Germany X: Xian, China Y: Yamata, Japan (22-Oct/RCI/Ferguson)

With CKFX 6080 kaput, CHNX 6130 becomes the QRP champion at 50 watts, if they still don’t have the higher-powered unit going. Since CFRX 6070 was booming in, I decided to check 6130, not really expecting to hear it–but Oct 23 at 1026 tune-in, there it was amid their special SW ID, on USB only, weak but relatively clear. Ads and music, UT-3 TCs still in effect, IDs as Oldies 96, news. Already at 1035 the SW ID came up again: “You are listening to radio station CHNX shortwave, 6130 kHz on the 49 meter band. We are broadcasting from the studios of CHNS radio in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 24 hours a day.” Then wx from the Weather Network (23-Oct/Hauser-OK)

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CHINA

4734.94, Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, *1100 signs on with a simple IS comprised of the first 7 notes of “The East Is Red” played on an electric piano or similar instrument.(13-Oct/Novello-NC)

The new high-powered Urumqui transmitters for CRI are now listed:

7200 1700-1727 English 1800-1827 Persian
7230 1830-1927 French
7255 1700-1757 Russian 1800-1827 Hungarian 1830-1857 Bulgarian 1900-1927 Czech 1930-1957 Romanian 2000-2027 S/Croatian 2030-2057 Polish
9635 2000-2057 English
9670 1730-1827 Chinese 1830-1927 French 1930-1957 Portuguese 2000-2057 Chinese 2100-2157 English 2130-2157 French
9900 1800-1827 Hungarian 1830-1857 Italian 1900-1927 German 2000-2027 Esperanto 2030-2057 Italian 2100-2127 Albanian 2200-2257 Spanish

(NDXC/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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CLANDESTINE–AFRICA

Rainbow Radio (Amharic: Yeh Ye Keste Damena Radio New) was first heard in September 1997, although it may have begun broadcasting some months earlier. The radio appears to be run by an Ethiopian opposition group and is believed to broadcast via hired shortwave transmitters in Germany.

0100-0200 Amharic 5910 Sa
1600-1700 Amharic 15365 Th
1900-2000 Amharic 6130 Sa

(BBCM, per Hauser UnID)

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CLANDESTINE–CHINA

First noted on 19 October, 1997, the Chinese number station “New Star Broadcasting Station” has now put out a fifth channel on the in-band frequency of 13750. Noted as early as 2300 and as late as 0900. The format of broadcasts is the same as the other channels and identification is as follows: “Zheli shi Xinxing guangbo diantai, di wu tai” or “This is New Star Broadcasting Station, the fifth channel.” This channel distinguishes itself from the other channels by a hum in the signal. This fifth channels has probably been set up to relief the other four channels. Activity has been notably down (especially Sundays), broadcasts are usually on the hour or half hour (not always both) and sign-off time has been noted as early as 0900. To recap, the frequencies of all channels are now as follows…11430 New Star Channel 1; 15388 New Star Channel 2; 9725 New Star Channel 3; 8300 New Star Channel 4; 13750 New Star Channel 5. (2-Oct/van den Boogert/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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CLANDESTINE–RADIO FREE ASIA

1130-1230 Lao 17805(D1) 15170(D1)
1222-1255 Voice of Tibet 11570(D1)
1230-1330 Khmer 11510(D1) 15405(D1)
1300-1400 Tibetan 11575(D1) 11590(D1)
1400-1500 Vietnamese 9930(KWHR) 11590(D1) 9395(D1) 9455(KHBI)
1500-1600 Burmese 11590(D1) 9395(D1)
1500-1600 Chinese 11955(KNLS) 7530(D1) 9905(KHBN) 9445(KHBI) 11945(KHBI)
1530-1630 Korean 11565(unknown site) 9980(KHBN) 5855(CIS)
1600-1700 Chinese 11955(Delano) 7530(D1) 9905(KHBN) 9445(KHBI) 11945(KHBI)
1700-1800 Chinese 11955(Delano) 7530(D1) 9455(KHBI) 11945(KHBI)
2100-2200 Chinese 15515(Delano) 11765(KNLS) 7530(D1) 9905(KHBN) 9795(KHBI) 9725(KHBI)
2200-2300 Korean 15515(Delano) 11785(KNLS) 7495(D1) 9455(KHBI) 7460(CIS)
2200-2300 Lao 7550(D1) 5930(D1) 9940(KHBN) 9725(KHBI)
2230-2330 Khmer 6015(KWHR) 11510(D1)
2300-2400 Chinese 15515(Delano) 11785(KNLS) 7530(D1) 9940(KHBN) 13800 (KHBI)
2300-2400 Tibetan 7550(D1) 7400(D1) 9835(?)
2330-0030 Vietnamese 9975(KWHR) 13710(??) 9980(KHBN) 11580(CIS)
0030-0130 Burmese 11600(D1) 11590(D1) 13710(?) 11580(CIS).

(Note: D1 = Dushanbe).(NDXC/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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COLOMBIA

6064.5 Colmundo Bogota is on this fqy since Sept 20 on a somewhat irregular sked. (20-Sep/Klemetz-COL/Dateline Bogota)

H6201.1 The unid parrish broadcaster no longer audible since Sept 20. (Klemetz-COL/Dateline Bogota)

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COSTA RICA

6970U Radio for Peace International 0114 Found while looking for pirates on 6955 kHz. Parallel to 7385am but 6970 had worse modulation. Had FIRE program and ID at 0202. No mention of any freqs at ID. Gone when checked at 0343. (21-Oct/McDonough-MA) RFPI has been testing a new frequency, 6970. Tim Hendel says it started UT Oct 21 on USB, but when I checked the next night it was on AM, not bad signal //7385 and no 7585 but was on AM with noticeably inferior modulation, including during World of Radio UT Wed at 0300. 6970 not on all-night, as not heard during checks around 1100 on Oct 22, 23. No jamming lately (Hauser-OK/WOR)

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CROATIA

Croatian Radio Zagreb–very large signals noted on new 5850 at *2000-2200* in Croatian, to South Africa, obliterating co-channel Sofia! Parallel 11635 also audible. (11-Oct/Padula-AUS/EDXP)

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CYPRUS

Message from R. Bayrak to Dan Henderson: “We still plan to be back on the air before the end of this year. You will recall our plans to replace the 7.5 kw xmtr with a new one. This new xmtr is now being manufactured by CCA Electronics (Fairburn, GA). Unfortunately, they are behind the schedule for various reasons. The installation is planned for the end of November. Hopefully there will be no more delays. I will keep you informed on the dates when they are definite. Regards, M. Tosun.” (12-Oct/Henderson-MD/NU/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Radio Prague‘s W97 sked:

0000-0027 English 5930 7345
0030-0057 Spanish 5930 7345
0100-0127 English 6200 7345
0130-0157 Czech 6200 7345
0200-0227 Spanish 6200 7345
0230-0257 Czech 5930 7345
0300-0327 English 5930 7345
0330-0357 English 7350 11600
0700-0727 French 5930 7345
0730-0757 German 5930 7345
0800-0827 English 9505 11600
0830-0857 Spanish 9505 11600
0900-0927 French 9505 11600
0930-0957 Czech 11600 21705
1000-1030 English 17485 21705
1030-1057 Czech 17485 21705
1100-1127 German 6055 7345
1130-1157 English 7345 9505
1300-1329 German 6055 7345
1330-1357 Czech 6055 7345
1400-1430 English 13580 21700
1430-1457 Czech 13580 21700
1500-1527 Spanish 9430 13580
1530-1557 French 5930 9430
1600-1627 German 5930 9505
1630-1657 Czech 5930 9430
1700-1727 English 5930 9430
1730-1757 French 5930 9430
1800-1827 English 5930 9430
1830-1857 Czech 5930 9430
1900-1927 Spanish 5930 9430
1930-1957 French 5930 9430
2000-2027 Spanish 5930 9430
2030-2057 Czech 5930 9430
2100-2127 English 5930 7345
2130-2157 Spanish 5930 7345
2200-2227 French 5930 7345
2230-2257 English 5930 7345
2300-2327 Spanish 5930 7345
2330-2357 Czech 5930 7345

(Buckby-UK/DX Antwerp web page)

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DENMARK

Radio Denmark W97, all programs in Danish via Norwegian sites:

0030-0055 7465 7560
0130-0155 7465 7545 7565
0230-0255 7465 7545 7565
0330-0355 7520 7545 9975
0430-0455 7520 7420 9975
0530-0555 7545 9975
0630-0655 5965 7180 13800
0730-0755 7180 9590 11625
0830-0855 11625 15175
0930-0955 11625 13800
1030-1055 15220 17840
1130-1155 7295 15605
1230-1255 9905 11840 13800 15605
1330-1355 9590 9905 13800 13805
1430-1455 13800 13805
1530-1555 11840 12055 13800
1630-1655 9985 13800 13805
1730-1755 7485 7560 9590 13805
1830-1855 5960 7485 9590 11840
1930-1955 7485 9590 9960
2030-2055 7540 7570 9960
2130-2155 7570
2230-2255 7405 7570
2330-2355 7405 7465 7560 7570

(R. Denmark/DX Antwerp web site)

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GEORGIA

4930 Mayak Relay, Dusheti, 0140 with Mayak IS and RS talk by a couple of M announcers, folk-type mx. Fluttery signal. (17-Oct/Novello-NC)

4875.5 Georgian R. 0309 Cabaret-style vocals past 0315 with announcements between each selection by woman in presumed Georgian. Fairly strong on this channel as well as // 5041, but both suffer from distorted (and, on 4875.5, hummy) audio. (29-Sep/Hill-MA)

11910 R. Georgia 1808-1901* Thought to be Tbilisi here with pop songs and woman talking; audio constantly fading up and down, but horribly distorted even when at adequate level. Impossible even to guess at language, although it didn’t sound like scheduled German. Possibly changed to English at 1835, but that’s just a guess based on the cadence. Georgia’s SWBC xmtrs, both domestic and external, have fallen on hard times. (4-Oct/Hill-MA)

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GERMANY

Deutsche Welle operational schedule W-97:

0000-0100 Russian 5925Sa 6035W 7235T 7285W 9565T 9815P 9865V 12045P
0000-0200 German 3995W 6075SW 6100NW 7130W 7225T 9545N 9545W 9690K 9765K 11785K 11795A 13780S 15275K
0100-0150 Bengali 6055T 7285W 7355No 9615T
0100-0150 English 5960Sk 6040A 6085Sk 6145W 9640S
0200-0250 English 6035W 7265T 7285W 7355Sa 9515W 9615T 9815Sa
0200-0250 Spanish 6045W 9640S 9700A 11795K
0200-0300 German 3995W 6075ASW 6100N 6145NW 7130W 7225T 9545N 11785K
0300-0350 English 6045W 6085Sk 6185Sk 9535S 9640A
0300-0400 German 3995W 6075ASW 6100N 6145NW 7130W 9545N 11785K
0300-0400 KiSwahili 6015K 6065W 7225W 7265K 9565K
0400-0450 English 6015K 6065W 7225W 7265K 9565K
0400-0500 Russian 6055W 7145W 7145W
0400-0600 German 3995W 6045Sk 6075ASW 6145W 7195K 7235S 9545N 9735NW
0500-0515 Portuguese 7265K 9565K 9615W 11785K
0500-0550 English 5960B 6100W 6120S 6185A
0600-0650 English 6045S 7225N 9565W 11765W 17820T 21705T
0600-0650 Turkish 7235W 9750W 11865W
0600-0800 German 3995W 6075SW 6140N 6185A 9545N 9670N 9690A 9735W 11795W 13780W 15275N 17845T
0650-0700 Albanian 6010W 7270W
0700-0730 Hausa 9565W 11810S 13790W 15185W
0730-0745 Serbian 6010W 7190W
0800-1000 German 6075W 6140N 9545N 9670N 9690A 9735W 11795W 11865W 13780W 15275N 15135K 17845T
0900-0950 English 6160A 7380I 9565K 11715T 12055I 15145Ta 15410K 17800K 17820T 21600W
0930-1030 Romanian 9650W 11615W 11905W
1000-1040 Portuguese 9640A 11810A 15205A
1000-1050 Chinese 5895P 7390No 9450No 15185T 17820W 17895T
1000-1050 KiSwahili 9565K 11785K 15410K 17800W 21600W
1000-1050 Persian 15145W 15525Sa 17780W
1000-1200 German 6075W 6140N 7315No 7340No 9480No 9545NW 11865T 12080N 13780W 15135K 15275N 17845W
1030-1100 Serbian 7255W 9670J 11795N
1030-1150 Bulgarian 9650W 11615W 11905W
1100-1125 Indonesian 11735T 17715W 17825T
1100-1130 Spanish 11945A 15205A
1100-1150 English 15370K 15410K 17780W 17800K
1200-1230 Albanian 7255W 9770W
1200-1300 French 12015S 15370K 15410K 17780W 17800K
1200-1400 German 6075S 6075W 6140N 7315No 7340No 9480No 9545NW 11805S 11865T 12080N 13780W 15135K 15275N 15285A 17765A 17845W
1230-1300 Hungarian 6015W 7175W
1230-1300 Japanese 5925I 7225T 9450I 9555T 9620W
1300-1330 Bosnian 6130W 7175W
1300-1330 Polish 6015J 9700W
1300-1350 Hausa 15370K 15410K 17780W 17800K
1300-1600 Arabic 9860Kr 12015Kr 12025S 13690N 13690W 15360W 17860W
1330-1355 Chinese 5895P 7305No 9450No 9585T 11825T 11955W
1330-1355 Pashtu 15525W 17825W
1330-1400 Croatian 6130W 7175W 7130S
1355-1420 Dari 15525W 17825W
1400-1425 Indonesian 11825T 11865W 15415T
1400-1430 Macedonian 6130W 7175W 9770W
1400-1450 Amharic 9735K 11810K 15410K 17800W
1400-1600 German 6075W 6140N 7315Sa 9545N 9595N 9620T 11795W 13780W 13790Sk 15135K 15275N 17715A 17765A
1430-1515 Urdu 6170T 7225T 7305No 11865W
1430-1530 Serbian 6130W 7175W 9770W
1500-1600 KiSwahili 7120K 9735K 11810K 13750W 15145W
1515-1600 Hindi 6170T 7225T 7305No 9585W 11865W
1600-1630 Albanian 9870S 11950S 15515S
1600-1650 English 6170T 7120K 7225T 7305No 9585W 9735K 11810K 13750W 15145W
1600-1700 German 6075S 6075W 6140N 7315Sa 7445M 9545N 9830M 11795W 13780W 13790Sk 15135K 17715A 17765A 9620T
1600-2200 Russian 5945Sa(-2000) 5980W 7145W 7145W 9715W 5895I 7395I
1630-1700 Romanian 7130N 9870S 11950S 11950S 15515S
1700-1750 Bulgarian 11950S
1700-1750 Turkish 6130W 7225W 11785T
1700-1800 Bulgarian 7130N 9805S 11950S 15515S
1700-1800 French 7120K 9640W 9735K 11810K 13750W
1700-1800 German 6075S 6075W 6140N 7315Sa 7445M 9545N 9830M 11795W 13780W 15135K
1730-1800 Polish 3995J 7240W
1800-1830 Croatian 9615S 15515S
1800-1850 Persian 5935Sa 5965Kr 7175W 9770T 11865T
1800-1900 German 3995W 6075SW 6140N 7125T 7445M 9545N 9735K 9830M 11795W 17860K
1800-1900 Hausa 9765N 11785W 11810K 15135K
1830-1900 Albanian 7130S 9615S 15515S
1900-1950 English 9640S 9640W 9765N 11785W 11810K 13690T 15135K 15425T
1900-2000 German 3995W 6075SW 6075W 7125T 7445M 9545N 9735K 9830M 11795W 17860K
2000-2050 English 7285S
2000-2050 Portuguese 7175K 9670K 11785W 11810T 15105T
2000-2100 Romanian 6000Sa 9615S
2000-2200 German 3995W 6075SW 6075W 7125T 9545N 9735K 11795W 17810A 17860K
2100-2150 English 9615K 9670T 9690W 9765W 11785T 11865N 15275K
2130-2200 Polish 6040S 7130S
2200-2250 Indonesian 6130T 7235No 9505W 11865T
2200-2400 German 3995W 5925No 6075SW 6100NW 6170W 7315W 7340No 7375No 9545NW 9690K 9715T 9765K 11785K 11795A 13780S 15275K
2230-2255 Portuguese 6145W 9640S 9700W 11820N 15105A
2300-0050 Spanish 6145W 9640S 9700W 11820N 15105A
2300-2350 English 6045W 6130T 7235T

A=Antigua B=Bonaire I=Irkutsk J=Jülich K=Kigali Kr=Krasnodar M=Moscow N=Nauen No=Novosibirsk P=Petropavlovsk S=Sines Sa=Samara Sk=Sackville T=Trincomalee Ta=Talata V=Vladivostok W=Wertachtal (DW/Volk/rec.radio.shortwave/Kubiak-FRG/WWDXC)

Here are all W97 relays via Jülich site:

Latvian Radio Vilnius

0000-0100 5905

West Coast Radio Ireland

0100-0159 5905
1500-1600 6175
1900-2000 11665

Digital mode tests (Telefunken/Berlin Technical University)

1000-1600 5900

Croatian Radio Zagreb

0000-0159 9505
0200-0400 5840 6120
0700-0800 11730
0800-1000 11730
2100-2200 9590

Democratic Voice of Burma

1245-1345 11850

Deutsche Welle

1030-1100 Serbian 9670
1300-1330 Polish 6015
1730-1800 Polish 3995

Radio Nederland Wereldomroep

1125-1325 6045

Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal

1700-1729 7255
1700-1759 9505
1900-1929 5960
1900-1959 5910

Swiss Radio International

1100-1330 13635
1630-1815 5850
1830-2030 7410

Adventist World Radio

0400-0459 5840
0500-0600 5890
0800-0900 7230
1630-1700 9835
1700-1800 5890
1900-2000 5890
2000-2200 9835

UNL – Universelles Leben – Universal Life Würzburg

1630-1659 7345
1800-1829 11605
1830-1859 9490
2045-2115 5890

Brother Stair

0100-0259 6170
0200-0359 5840 6025
0600-0759 9500
1600-1759 11985
1600-1759 6175

Trans World Radio

1700-1730 Romanian 5840 5840

(DX Antwerp web site)

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ICELAND

New sked for Reykjavik, Icelandic National Public Radio:

1215-1440 11402 13860
1855-1930 7735 9275
1410-1440 11402 13860
1935-2010 11402 13860
2300-2335 9275 11402

All programs in Icelandic. (13-Oct/INPR/Padula-AUS/EDXP)

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INDIA

4760, AIR Chennai, Port Blair, 1102 Sep 29. Tuned in to hear ten minutes of monotone talk by man in language that didn’t sound like Hindi, heard past 1138. Station was audible at this time for the next six days, and confirmed W saying “Akashvani Port Blair” seconds before 1130 each day (29-Sep/Novello-NC)

AIR Delhi Radio Ext Sce SW schedule W-97:

0000-0045 Tamil 9910Alg 11740Blr 13795Blr
0000-0045 Tamil 4790Mad 9835Del
0015-0430 Urdu 6155Del 9595Del
0100-0130 Burmese 9950Del 11870Del
0100-0200 Sindhi 5990Alg 7125Del 11790Blr
0100-0430 Urdu 11620Blr
0130-0200 Tibetan 9565Pan 11900Blr 13700Blr
0130-0228 Nepali 6045Del 7250Pan 9550Alg 11715Blr
0215-0300 Pushtu 7225Del 9910Alg 11735Blr 13620Blr
0300-0345 Dari 7225Del 9910Alg 11735Blr 13620Blr
0315-0415 Hindi 11855Pan 15075Blr
0315-0415 Hindi 15075Blr 15180Del 17387Alg
0400-0430 Persian 11730Alg 13620Blr 15050Alg 17785Blr
0415-0430 Gujarati 15075Blr 17387Alg
0430-0530 Arabic 11730Alg 13620Blr 15050Alg 17785Blr
0430-0530 Swahili 15075Blr 17387Alg
0700-0800 Nepali 9595Del 11850Del
0830-1130 Urdu 9595Del 11620Del
0845-0945 Indonesian 15050Alg 17387Del
1000-1100 EE-GOS2 11735Blr 13700Blr 15050Alg 17387Del 11585Alg 13700Blr 15050Alg 17840Blr
1115-1200 Thai 15340Blr 17895Alg
1115-1215 Tamil 13710Blr 15770Alg
1115-1215 Tamil 15075Del 17860Del
1145-1315 Chinese 11840Blr 15050Del 17705Blr
1215-1245 Tellugu 13710Blr 15770Alg
1215-1315 Burmese 11620Del 11710Del
1215-1330 Tibetan 7410Alg 9565Del 11695Blr
1230-1500 Sindhi 6165Del 11585Blr
1300-1500 Sinhala 9700Alg 15020Del
1315-1415 Dari 7140Del 9910Alg
1330-1430 Nepali 4860Del 6045Del 7410Alg 11695Blr
1330-1500 EE-GOS3 9545Del 11620Blr 13710Blr
1415-1530 Pushtu 7140Del 9910Alg
1430-1930 Urdu 4860Del 6045Del
1500-1600 Baluchi 6165Del 11585Blr
1515-1615 Gujarati 11620Blr 15175Blr
1515-1615 Swahili 9950Del 13720Blr 15075Alg
1615-1715 Russian 11620Blr 15140Blr
1615-1730 Hindi 9950Del 13720Blr 15075Alg
1615-1730 Hindi 7410Alg 13770Blr
1615-1730 Persian 7265Del 9910Alg 11585Blr
1730-1945 Arabic 9910Alg 13620Blr
1745-1945 EE-GOS4 11935Bom 15075Alg 7410Blr 9950Del 11620Blr 9650Alg 13780Blr
1945-2030 French 9910Alg 13620Blr 13780Blr
1945-2045 Hindi 7410Blr 9950Del 11620Blr
2045-2230 EE-GOS5 7150Del 9910Alg 11620Blr 11715Alg 7410Blr 9650Alg 9950Del 11620Blr
2245-0045 EE-GOS1 7410Blr 9950Del 11620Blr 9705Alg 11620Blr
2300-2400 Hindi 9910Alg 11740Blr 13795Blr

Alg-Aligarh

Blr-Bangalore

Bom-Bombay

Del-Delhi

Gor-Gorakhpur

Guw-Guwahati

Mad-Madras

Pan-Panaji(Goa) (2-Oct/Dasgupta-IND/DX Antwerp web site)

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INDONESIA

3264.67 RRI Gorontalo (t) tentative at 1115 program of non-stop pop music, mostly melodic W vocals. Faded away by 1150. (22-Oct/Novello-NC)

3324.9 RRI Palangkaraya. 1102 Local news. 1110 “Berita Keluarga.” ID was heard at 1110 as “Radio Republik Indonesia Palangkaraya.” Fair. (12-Oct/Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

3345.0 RRI Ternate. 1350 local pops. 1359 IS then announcement by M as “Radio Republik Indonesia Ternate dengan Sari Berita” and followed to local news. 1411 ID by M then local pops. Fair. (4-Oct/Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

3905.0 RRI Merauke. 0918 local pops and W talks. 0957 ID by W as “Inilah Radio Republik Indonesia Merauke,” then IS. Local news at 1000 but not confirmed news title. Carrier dropped at 1002, but heard again at 1008. Fair signal. (5-Oct/Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

3976.1 RRI Pontianak. Jakarta news relay at 1503. ID by M at 1515 as “…kami Radio Republik Indonesia Pontianak, Programa Regional, gelombang…,” then local pops. Fair signal. On the same frequency RRI Surabaya is listed, but I have not found this for several years. Generally RRI Surabaya is thought as inactive. (5-Oct/Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

4789.12 RRI Fak-Fak (p), 1140 Indopops with rock and country flavors, introduced by M DJ, audio heavy on the low end. Held on well for 15 minutes, then vanished 1156. (13-Oct/Novello-NC)

4927.0 RRI Jambi. 1525 Kroncong music. “Musik Tradisional” at 1530. ID by M at 1547 as “Radio Republik Indonesia Jambi,” then dangdut music. Fair.(5-Oct/Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

7173.2 RRI Serui. Reading of Holy Koran at 0904 and followed to Islamic talk by M and W. ID was heard as “Inilah Radio Republik Indonesia Stasiun Serui” and signed off at 0908. Poor. Usually the station switches to 4606kHz at this time, but 4606kHz was not heard after this time. Also RRI Biak on 6153kHz was not picked up today. (5-Oct/Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

9552.3 RRI Ujung Pandang noted at 0824–most likely this one with vocal by woman, then ukelele music that could have been “Love Ambon” and off at 0831. Extremely weak even with superb 31-meter propagation to South East Asia this morning. S/off time fits recent reports from Asian and Pacific DXers. (10-Oct/Hill-MA/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

9565.0 RRI Jakarta, Bonto Sunggu. Relay of sports event at Senayan Stadium, Jakarta at 1134. This program was relayed by RRI Manado (3214.8kHz) but other RRI station was not relayed. RRI Jakarta Programa Nasional Dua on 15150.0kHz was not relayed this. (12-Oct/Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

RRI Fak Fak switched its frequency from 7231kHz to 4789.1kHz in the local evening broadcast. (Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

RRI changes, noted 13-Oct: 11750//9680 joins Prgr Satu on 15150 around 1100 to s.off at 1300 UTC. 15150 heard strong at 0900 on its own, no //s noted. New is Prgr Dua on 11755 from t/in 0900 blasting thru // 9630 going past 1500.This appears either a tuning error for 11785. Note that 11755 and 11750 both operating at the same time 1100-1300 causing some spill over to each other. (Goonetilleke-SRI/UADX/DSWCI DX Window/Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

The local evening program of RRI Serui on 4606.3kHz was reactivated after short absence. First noted on Oct 13. (Yamada-JPN/Jembatan DX)

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IRAN

Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran sked as of September:

0030-0125 English 6050 9022 9685
0030-0130 Bengali 9575
0030-0330 Arabic 9685
0130-0330 Spanish 6015 6175
0130-1330 Persian 15365 15084
0330-0427 Swahili 13605 11750
0330-0730 Arabic 7130 11910 15350
0430-0530 Turkish 9540 11790
0530-0627 Bosnian 15230 13610 9625
0530-0627 Spanish 11790 15260
0545-0620 Hausa 11720
0630-0725 Italian 9022 13605 15084
0630-0730 French 11790 15260 15315
0930-0957 Armenian 9615 11705
0930-1530 Arabic 11745
1100-1230 English 15260 11875 11830 9585
1200-1255 Italian 13605 15084 15350
1230-1330 Pashto 15260 11875 11830 9585
1230-1400 Azeri 9735
1330-1430 Chinese 6050 7215
1330-1430 Malay 15330 15260 11885 11750 7180/7160 6050
1330-1430 Urdu 15260 11875 11830 9585
1330-1700 Arabic 9650 11995
1330-2000 Persian 6020
1400-1500 Russian 11930 9735
1430-1525 Bengali 11790 13605 7214
1500-1526 Kazakh 9585 7160
1530-1625 Russian 7260 9022
1530-1630 English 7215 11790 13605
1630-1725 Uzbek 7215
1630-1727 Armenian 9615 11720
1630-1730 Persian 7230
1630-1730 Turkish 9735
1630-2030 Persian 6005
1700-1727 Swahili 7160 9685 (old time?)
1700-2130 Arabic 7190 9660
1700-2230 Arabic 6025
1730-1827 German 7160 7260 9022
1730-1827 Swahili 9650
1730-1830 Bosnian 9615 7140 7340 //9720?
1730-1830 Russian 7115 7290
1830-1900 Albanian 9615 7140 7340 //9720?
1830-1927 French 7260 7160 9022
1900-1927 Italian 9615 7140 7340
1930-2030 English 9022 7260 7160
1930-2030 Persian 7130
1930-2030 Russian 7175 7290 7305 9745
1945-2015 Hausa 11720 9605
2130-2225 Bosnian 7170 7145 7125
2130-2225 English 6175 6165
2230-2325 French 6030 7260 9022
2330-0025 Chinese 7215

(Irkutsk DX Club)

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IRAQ

9114.7v Rep. of Iraq R. 1742-1922v* Another bizarre freq choice for Baghdad observed with what seemed anti-Saudi rhetoric as well as typical Middle Eastern vocals; not there next day. Had been first noted Sept. 30 on 9115.7 at 1838-1859* and again Oct. 1 on the same reading at 1825. Also faintly audible on // 9715 well under DW Russian; nothing on 11292v or 11787v any of these days when checked. Audio always too low to catch a spoken ID. (3-Oct/Hill-MA)

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ISRAEL

Kol Israel tentative W97:

0400-0630 Arabic 9815
0400-0655 Reshet Bet 9390
0400-2230 Arabic 5915
0500-0515 English 7465 9435 17545
0600-0615 French 7465 9435
0630-1130 Arabic 15480
0700-1455 Reshet Bet 17545
0700-1555 Reshet Bet 15615
0800-0900 Reshet Bet 11585 13755 17540 Sat
1000-1200 Reshet Bet 11585 13755 17540 Sun-Fri
1100-1130 French 15640
1130-1135 English 15640
1300-1315 Bukharian 11605 11695
1300-2230 Arabic 9815 15480
1315-1330 Georgian 11605 11695
1500-1530 English 12080
1500-1600 Persian 7465 9435 11605 Fr-Sa
1500-1625 Persian 7465 9435 11605 Su-Th
1500-1655 Reshet Bet 11590
1500-2200 Reshet Bet 9390
1600-0655 Reshet Bet 7495
1600-1625 Judeo-Tat 9435 11695 Fr
1600-1625 Reshet Gimel 7465 9435 11605 Sa
1630-1645 French 7465 9435 11605
1645-1700 English 7465 9435 11605
1700-1730 Yiddish 7395 7465 9365 9435 11585
1700-1845 Reshet Bet 7395 (296 deg)
1725-1735 Spanish 7395
1730-1745 Romanian 7465 9365 9435 11585
1735-1745 Maghribi 7395
1745-1800 Hungarian 7465 9365 9435 11585
1745-1800 Ladino 7395
1800-1830 Yiddish 9365 11585
1830-1955 Russian 7465 9435
1900-2100 Reshet Bet 11585
2000-2025 English 7465 9365 9435 15640
2030-2050 French 7465 9365 15640
2030-2215 Reshet Bet 15640 (245 deg)
2050-2100 Spanish 7465 9365 9435 15640

(Rosenzweig/rec.radio.shortwave)

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JORDAN

Winter time is back as of Sept 28, and English from R. Jordan has shifted to 1100-1730, one hour later, on 11690 (Southwell-UK/WOR/Hauser) [Not sure if Arabic programs time-shifted: here was the latest pre-shift sked from them]:

0000-0100 Arabic 6105 11935 15435
0300-0500 Arabic 9630 11810 15435
0500-0800 Arabic 11810 11835 15435
0800-1000 Arabic 11810
1000-1200 Arabic 11810 15355
1000-1630 English 11690
1200-1400 Arabic 11810 13630
1400-1500 Arabic 13630
1500-1530 Arabic 6105 7155 13630
1530-1600 Arabic 6105 7155
1600-2100 Arabic 6105 7155 9830
2100-2400 Arabic 6105 11935 15345

(12-Oct/Sharp/DXW/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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KIRIBATI

“It’s true that the SW service was originally set up as a feeder to Kiritimati (a.k.a. Christmas Island) when a MW transmitter was set up there. That MW transmitter operated on 1115, later co-channel with the main MW transmitter on 846. However, the Kiritimati transmitter broke down, and it was decided that since some of the inhabitants had SW transmitters, the “feeder” would be kept on the air as a de facto bradcasting service. For that reason, it ceased to be a feeder because there was nothing for it to feed! If the MW transmitter, or some other transmitter, has subsequently come back on the air, nobody has told us–and since it would probably be on the same freq as the main one, DXers would not be aware of its existence.” (12-Oct/Sennitt-WRTH/DXW/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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LIBERIA

This letter to Jerrg Berg came from Star Radio: “Dear Jerry Berg, Thanks for your reception report sent to STAR radio. STAR radio is a USAID funded independent radio station serving Liberians in Liberia and the surrounding territories. It is managed by the Swiss based NGO Fondation Hirondelle. We broadcast in English, Liberian English, French and 14 local Liberian languages. We are broadcasting on a Collins short wave transmitter from just outside Monrovia. The rated output is 10KW but the signal is nearer 4KW. We use a tuned antenna which is designed to serve the region only. In common with other short wave transmissions the signal bounces off the ionosphere, back to earth again and therefore it’s not surprising that you picked it up–however imperfectly–in Lexington.

We are presently testing our short wave transmitter which has been recently installed. We are transmitting on 5.88 MhZ from 0500 to 0800 and 3.40 Mhz from 1700 to 2000. We shall reverse these frequencies from next Sunday, 19 October. We have been transmitting on stereo FM 104 from 15 July and our signal reaches well beyond the city of Monrovia as the surrounding land is mostly flat. Sincerely, George Bennett, Chief of STAR Radio.”– So: Right now they are closer to 4 kw than 10, and effective Sunday, Oct 19, 3400 kHz will be used at 0500-0800, 5880 kHz at 1700-2000. Fax number: 231/227360 Email address: libe@atge.automail.com (Berg/NU/DSWCI DX Window/Krone-DEN) Noted *0500 w/NA and anmt: “Good morning, it’s Saturday, October 11, 1997. Star Radio sommences another day’s transmission from Monrovia. Star Radio broadcasts on the frequencies of 104 FM and 5.880 MegaHertz on the shortwave band. This frequency will be in use from now until 8 o’clock this morning.” (Rausch-NJ)

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MADAGASCAR

Add to Radio Malagasy sked from last month’s LN:

1900-2100 5010 3140 Sa

(BBCM) In the third week of September, Radio Netherlands Madagascar relay station celebrated its 25th anniversary of continuous operation. Part of the celebrations included the presentation of a 30-kW shortwave transmitter for use by Madagascar’s domestic radio service, to be used on 3140 kHz. (2-Oct/RN Media Network/BBCM)

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MALI

[non] An English schedule from CRI dated May 5, has just been received with the former Mali relay frequencies 9710 and 11715 marked out at 0000 and 0300; and the same for E&S Africa at 1600 with 15130 and 15110 replaced by 9565, 9620; 2000 and 2100 11715 and 15110 replaced by 9535, 7180, but we suspect the new ones are Urumchi rather than Mali (Lytle/WOR/Hauser)

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MEXICO

XERTA is still testing on 4800. Once complete, unless plans change, the next frequency would be 15120 (Hector Garcia B.-MEX/RIB/Hauser)

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MONACO

TWR Monte Carlo for W97: English:

0745-0755 English 9755 Sa/Su
0755-0920 English 9755
0755-0935 English 9755 Sa/Su
0755-0950 English 6230 7160 Su
0930-0945 German 6230 7160
0930-1015 German 6230 7160 Su
1415-1430 German 6230 7160 Sa
1430-1500 German 6230 7160

(5-Oct/van Oudheusden/Nieuwenhuis/BDXC-bulletin/DX-Hotline/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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MONGOLIA

Voice of Mongolia W97 schedule:

0830-0900 Russian 12085
0900-0930 Japanese 12085
0930-1000 Mongolian 12085
1000-1030 Chinese 12085
1030-1100 Japanese 12085
1100-1130 Mongolian 12085
1130-1200 Chinese 12085
1200-1230 English 12085
1300-1330 Russian 12085
1345-1415 Japanese 12085
1430-1500 Chinese 9720 12085
1500-1530 English 9720 12085
1900-1930 Russian 9720 12085
1930-2000 English 9720 12085

(Holst/DX Antwerp web site)

“We supplied a 2 kW shortwave transmitter to Mongolia to be installed near Saynshand in the Dornogobi desert. This shortwave transmitter is at the moment on its way to Saynshand where it will arrive around October 13, 1997. Once there, it will probably take a week or two for installation so that the transmitter is expected to be ready to go on the air by the end of October. The radio station is part of a general aid program for the shepherds in the region sponsored by the Danish Government and will likely broadcast news, weather information and educational programs to the people living in this mountainous region. We would be very pleased if you could monitor this station which will broadcast on 4790 and report back to us about reception conditions. We selected you because we believe you are living not too distant from the transmitter location to be able to hear the station, although it is of course a low power station. Many thanks in advance.” (Letter to Ludo Maes-BEL from transmitter provider/Pashkevich-RUS/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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MOZAMBIQUE

3279, Emissao Provincial de Sofala; Beira, 0305-0312, M in vernacular reading news and mentioning “Provincial de Sofala” in newscontext or as ID. Also mentioned were Beira and Maputu. On top of this “Radio Mozambique, Beira” was noted twice and added to this excess the Province of Manica was mentioned too. Sudden signal-dip at 0312, in fact it was virtually gone, except for some vague sounds. At 0320 music was heard, faintly. (11-Oct/Pijpers/DSWCI DX Window/Krone-DEN)

9168, R. Maputo; Maputo, 1100-1115, Portuguese. M announcer with ID. Regional, African political and economic news items. Suddenly off at 1110. (10-Oct/Clemitson/DSWCI DX Window/Krone-DEN)

9637, Delegacao de Beira; Beira, 1115-1130, Swahili. Male with ID and Newscast, followed by traditional music. program not//with 9168 kHz. (10-Oct/Clemitson/DSWCI DX Window/Krone-DEN)

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NETHERLANDS

A request for listener feedback on the internet newsgroup rec.radio.shortwave would indicate that Radio Netherlands is contemplating an overhaul of its popular “Media Network” program. According to Jonathan Marks, “Since the distribution of the program is moving onto other domestic radio networks besides Radio Netherlands’ own short-wave transmitters, there have been recent calls from clients and some listeners to broaden the themes in the program. This would mean more features about the Internet and TV with correspondingly much less in the way of short-wave specific items. The propagation review, certain station profiles and our in-depth receiver reviews would disappear from the on-air version of the program.” [Well, with all due respect, Jonathan, I don’t see the advantage in taking a program that’s essential listening within a narrowly-target audience and turning it into a touch-all-the-bases magazine that’s essential listening to nobody. In this regard, Radio Netherlands should examine what became of “Sweden Calling DX’ers” when that show pushed shortwave news aside in favor of items about satellites and domestic telephone networks.-AQ]

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NIGERIA

6049.94 FRCN Ibadan, presumed the one at 2020 with talk in African language by M and W. Wiped out by BBC Limassol IS on 6050 at 2027. (30-Sep/Novello-NC)

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NORTHERN MARIANAS ISLANDS

KHBI Saipan, from 28-Oct:

0000-0100 15665
0800-0900 15665
0900-1000 9355 13840
1000-1100 15725 9355
1100-1200 9355 9385
1200-1400 9355 9385
1400-1500 9355
1800-2000 9355 9385
2000-2100 13840

(6-Oct/Evans-WSHB)

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NORWAY

Uke Senderen, Trondheim, 7215.00, 0718 pop music, two W Norwegian speakers, mentioning UKE, fair at best (10-Oct/Schaay-HOL)

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

3315 R. Manus, Lorengau 1130 intro to program of twangy country-sounding mx mentioning “program number 13 bilong 97.” Signoff talk by W mentioning 3315 kHz, then short vocal anthem followed by bird chirps and off at 1200. (27-Sep/Novello-NC)

4890 NBC Port Moresby, 1200 Happened to be listening when M read this advisory: “As we have announced, as of this week, NBC News Service is being scaled down due to financial contsraints. It is unable to operate at full capacity because of continued transport and communication problems. Hourly news has been cut, together with with the ten past twelve current issues (?), and sports and documenting and the future programs (?). The Service will continue on maintaining…major news bulletins at 7am, 12 midday and 7pm” This was at 10pm PNG time; program of pop music resumed after the announcement. (22-Oct/Novello-NC)

9675 NBC(p) 0803 news bulletin in English, 0805 W, light music, 0827* off (13-Oct/Schaay-HOL)

Another two provincial radio stations will close down this week due to financial problems, pushing the troubled National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] further into turmoil. Radio West New Britain is reported to have wound up its services last night, while Radio North Solomons, based in Buka [island north of Bougainville, seat of the local administration] was reported by the NBC’s regional office in Vunadidir, East New Britain, to be preparing its last broadcast for tonight [2nd October] before closing down tomorrow.

Only Radio East New Britain and Radio Manus are continuing to operate due to sound financial help from their provincial governments. Radio New Ireland closed down about two months ago after running out of money and no attempts have been made to reopen it. (`Papua New Guinea Post-Courier’ web site, Port Moresby, 2 Oct via BBCM/DSWCI DX Window/Krone-DEN)

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PERU

4750.05 R. San Francisco Solano (t), Sondor, Piura, 0140 Andean flute and guitar hoedown with group vocals, unstable carrier but not wandering–just staying right on 4750.05 place and vibrating slightly. M DJ with intelligibility just out of reach, and mixing with SS language voice utility transmission. Yanked power without ceremony after a song at 0159. (7-Oct/Novello-NC)

5019.91 R. Horizonte, Chachapoyas, Amazonas, 1115 with high Andean guitar plucking, one featuring “chipmunk” vocals. Female announcer, plenty of echo-laden canned announcements byM including “Radio Horizonte” timecheck dropins. Separable from 5020.00 carrier. (15-Oct/Novello-NC)

5677.10 R. Frecuencia San Ignacio; Cajamarca, 0130 Andean polka-beat stuff with some amusing W vocals, W DJ with comunicados 0138. Steady signal and quite readable. Anthem and off 0154*. (28-Sep/Novello-NC)

6087.9 R. Chaski still here, 0049, with sermon in Quechua. In addition to previous QRM, now also Vatican R., in Spanish, s/on 0100, on 6090. (9-Oct/Klemetz-COL/Dateline Bogota)

6095 Radio Nacional del Peru, Lima, with musical Program, ID, 0401-0425 “Radio Nacional del Peru, tres frecuencias para una cobertura total, frecuencia Modulada estereo, Onda Media, Onda Corta Internacional y en el Panamsat para todo el mundo, esta es la senal Roja y Blanca de Nacional del Peru” program “Melodias y Canciones Romanticas” time check “once y veintidos minutos de la noche” (18-Oct/Eramo/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

6811.32 Radio Ondas del Rio Mayo, Nueva Cajamarca; 1100-1110 f on 18/10/97. hu ayno and M tlk. 18-Oct/Nozaki-JPN/Relampago DX)

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PHILIPPINES

FEBC Manila W97 schedule:

0100-0300 English 15450
0115-0130 Burmese Tribal 15465
0130-0145 Kuki 15465 Sa/Su
0130-0145 Meitei 15465 Mo-Fr
0145-0200 AoNaga 15465 Sa-Su
0200-0215 Zoukam 15465 Sa
0500-0900 Mandarin 15450
0800-1030 Jav/Indonesian 12005
0900-1600 Mandarin 9405
0915-0945 Ogan 15095
0930-1100 English 11635
0945-1015 Batak 15095
1000-1030 Amoy 9475
1015-1045 Malay 15095
1030-1045 Mien 11610
1030-1100 Swatow 9475
1045-1100 Khmu 11610
1045-1115 Acehnese 15095
1100-1130 Hmong 11610
1100-1230 Cantonese 9475
1115-1200 Vietnam Tribal 9795
1130-1145 Mon 15095
1130-1200 Lao 11610
1145-1230 Burmese Tribal 15095
1200-1300 Khmer 11610
1200-1300 Vietnamese 9795
1230-1345 Burmese 15095
1230-1600 Mandarin 9475
1300-1330 Vietnam Tribal 9795
1330-1345 Burmese Tribal 9795
1345-1400 Mien 9795
1345-1430 Burmese Tribal 15095
1400-1600 English 11995
2200-2400 Mandarin 9405
2230-2300 Lao 9875
2230-2315 Khmer 9495
2230-2330 Indonesian 9780
2300-2315 Akha 11650 Sa/Su
2300-2330 Hmong 9875
2315-2330 Lahu 11650
2315-2415 Vietnamese 9495
2330-0115 Burmese 15465
2330-2345 Wa 11650
2345-0030 Shan 15520

(3-Oct/FEBC/Schaay-HOL/DX Antwerp web site)

R. Veritas Asia changes effective Oct 19th: Sinhala 0000-0030 & Tamil 0030-0100 9670 (ex 11820), Hindi 1330-1355 & Bengali 1400-1425 9680 (ex 9555), Zomi-Chin 1530-1555 (Sat/Mon 9525 (ex 9555). (18-Oct/das Gupta-IND/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

13315U National Broadcasting Corporation (Relay), 2314, M Tagalog nx mentioning “Japanese government,” “International Red Cross” & various locales in the Philippines; Ads including “Eveready Batteries” & a shampoo “for shiny, black hair.” Birthday wishes, Passing reference to “NBC” & later, a partial ID: “______???_____ Broadcasting Corporation.” M tlk til 2330* in mid-sentence. “Radio-Telephone” traffic began on freq 2 minutes later. If I recall correctly, this station was on 13170v/ USB a couple of years ago. It is used to relay a morning news program to Filipino fishermen at sea. In the past, I recall hearing “DZAM” IDs. The WRTH lists DZAM as a station of the National Broadcasting Corporation in Metro-Manila on 1026 MW. The shortwave relay used to be scheduled from 2300-2345, so perhaps they reduced transmission time by 15 minutes. Fair. Also heard on 10/10 from around 2305 UTC. Nothing heard on 11 October (Sunday). (9-Oct/Famularo-JPN)

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QATAR

9570.14 QBS Doha 1905+ presumed the one with AA/EE program about General DeGaulle’s relations with Algeria. Surprised to hear English here. (21-Oct/Novello-NC)

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SOUTH AFRICA

Channel Africa for W97:

0300-0325 Swahili 6000
0300-0330 English 5955
0330-0400 French 5955
0400-0430 English 5955
0430-0455 French 9525
0430-0455 Portuguese 3345 5955
0500-0530 English 9675
0530-0555 Portuguese 9675
0600-0630 English 11900
0630-0655 Portuguese 11900
1300-1455 English 9440 15330 17675 Sa/Su
1500-1525 Swahili 11900
1500-1530 English 9440
1530-1555 French 9440
1600-1625 English 5955
1600-1630 Swahili 11900
1630-1655 French 11900
1630-1655 Portuguese 3345 9440
1700-1730 English 15240
1730-1755 Portuguese 15240

Radio Sonder Grense (domestic service)

0000-0430 3320
0430-0700 6000
0700-1600 7185
1600-2400 3320

(Otto/Sentech/DSWCI DX Window/Krone-DEN)

TWR Manzini W97 via Meyerton-AFS relay:

0330-0400 Amharic 7215 Tu/Fr/Sa
0330-0400 Oromo 7215 We/Th
0330-0400 Tigrinya 7215 Su/Mo
0600-0630 English 11730
1527-1542 Yao (FEBA) 7265
1542-1557 Sena (FEBA) 7265
1600-1630 French 9530 Sa
1600-1630 Kinyarwanda 9530 Fr
1600-1630 KiRundi 9530 Su-Th
1630-1700 Borana 9530 Su
1630-1700 Oromo 9530 Mo-Sa
1640-1655 Somali 9650
1657-1713 Juba 9650 We-Fr
1657-1713 Shuwa 9650 Su-Tu
1657-1727 Arabic 9650 Sa
1700-1730 Tigrinya 9530
1730-1800 Amharic 9530
1800-1815 Amharic 9530 Mo-Fr
1800-1830 Bambara 9600
1800-1830 Fulfulde 9510
1830-1900 Baoule 9600
1830-1900 Hausa 9510
1900-1930 French 9600
1900-1930 Yoruba 9510
1930-2000 Nupe 9510
2000-2030 Twi 9510

(TWR Swaziland/Schaay-HOL/DX Antwerp)

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SWAZILAND

TWR Manzini W97 schedule:

0300-0330 Ndebele 3200
0300-0330 Swahili 6040
0300-0345 Shona 3240
0330-0345 Swahili 6040 Fr
0400-0415 Lomwe 6100
0400-0430 Chewa 6040 Su/Tu/We/Fr/Sa
0400-0430 German 3200 4775
0400-0430 Tumbuka 6040 Mo/Th
0430-0500 Chewa 6040
0430-0500 English 3200 4775 6100
0500-0505 English 4775 6100
0505-0605 English 4775 6100 9500
0605-0700 English 4775 6100 9500 9650
0700-0735 English 6100 9500 9650
0735-0805 English 6100 9500 9650 Fr/Sa
1400-1415 Urdu 15310
1435-1440 Portuguese 7315 12345
1440-1510 French 7175
1440-1510 Portuguese 7315
1510-1525 Makua 7315
1510-1555 Malagache 7175
1525-1540 Lomwe 7315
1540-1555 Kimwani 7315 Fr/Sa
1540-1555 Portuguese 7315 Th
1540-1555 Tigrinya 9500 Th/Sa
1600-1630 Chewa 5965 Tu-Su
1600-1630 Shangaan 4760 Sa
1600-1630 Tshwa 4760 Su-Th
1600-1630 Tumbuka 5965 Mo
1600-1700 Portuguese 4760 Fr
1600-1830 English 9500
1630-1645 Portuguese 4760 Su-We
1630-1645 Shangaan 4760 Th/Sa
1630-1658 Chewa 5965
1630-1700 German 3200
1700-1800 Swahili 5965
1730-1745 English 3200 Su-We
1730-1745 Pedi 3200 Sa
1730-1745 Sotho 3200 Th
1730-1745 Tswana 3200 Fr
1745-2015 English 3200
1800-1815 Swahili 5965 Fr/Sa
1800-1830 Ndebele 3240
1830-1900 Shona 3240
1845-1900 Umbundu 6130
1900-1915 KiKongo 6130 Tu-Th
1900-1915 Lunyaneka 6130 Fr
1900-1915 Ndau 3240
1900-1915 Portuguese 6130 Su/Mo
1900-1930 Lingala 9525
1900-1930 Portuguese 6130 Sa
1915-1930 Luchazi 6130 Sa
1915-1945 Portuguese 6130 Su-Th
1930-1945 Chokwe 6130 Sa-Su
1930-2000 French 9525
1945-2000 Kimbundu 6130
2000-2005 Portuguese 6130 Su-Th
2000-2015 French 9525 Fr/Sa

(TWR Swaziland/Schaay-HOL/DX Antwerp)

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TURKEY

TRT Ankara W97:

0000-0500 Turkish 5980 6120 9445 9460 15385
0400-0500 English 7300 9685 17705
0500-0800 Turkish 9445 9460 9565 11955 15145 15385 17775 21715
0800-1000 Turkish 9460 9565 11955 15145 15385 21715
0830-0930 Azerbaijani 11835 15130
0930-1030 Persian 11795 13770
1000-1100 Turkish 9460 11955 15350 15415
1000-1200 Arabic 13710 15200
1030-1130 Rumanian 9630
1030-1130 Serbo-Croatian 9505
1100-1300 Turkish 9460 11910(Fri) 11955 15350 15415
1130-1230 Greek 7150 9445
1200-1300 Chinese 11760 13710
1230-1330 Albanian 9670
1230-1330 Bulgarian 7110
1300-1400 Urdu 11900
1300-1600 Turkish 9460 9560 11910(Fri) 11955 15350
1330-1430 English 9630 15290
1400-1500 Persian 9710
1400-1500 Russian 9675
1430-1530 German 11800
1500-1600 Azerbaijani 6050
1500-1700 Arabic 6120 7265
1530-1630 Greek 6145
1600-1700 Turkish 5980 9460 9560 11955 15350
1630-1730 Hungarian 7240
1700-1800 Bulgarian 5960
1700-2200 Turkish 6120 7110 9460 9560 15385
1730-1800 Macedonian 5970
1800-1900 Russian 6135
1830-1930 German 5970 6035U
1900-2000 Bosnian 5990
1930-2030 English 5960U 6110
2030-2130 French 7150U 7245 7255
2130-2230 English 7200
2200-2300 Turkish 6120 7110 9445 9460 9560 15385
2300-2400 English 6135 9655
2300-2400 Turkish 5980 6120 9445 9460 15385

(Schaay-HOL/DX Antwerp web site)

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UKRAINE

11720 Kazak Radio via Kiyev 1355 Nice assortment of solo guitar music and exotic light vocals before 1400 IS. ID incorporating “Kazak…Radio,” then back into same type of music. Music took on a religious flavor 1420 with call-to-prayer type invocations. 1430 different IS, W ID beginning “Almata…,” and into discussion program with many ments of Kazakstan. Local pop mx 1440. (20-Oct/Novello-NC)

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Here is a current English schedule of UAE Radio from Dubai:

0329-0350 12005* 13675 15400 21485 (11945)
0529-0548 15435 17830 21700
1029-1050 13675 15395 21605 (17825)
1600-1638 13630* 13675 15395 21605* (11795, 17825)

* = unannounced frequencies (announced–but not in use–frequencies between brackets) (1-Oct/Timofeyev/NERRS Monitoring/DXW/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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USA

WEWN effective 26 Oct:

0000-0500 Spanish 7425
0000-1000 English 5825
1000-1200 English 5825 7465
1000-1300 Spanish 7425
1200-1400 English 5825 15745
1300-2300 Spanish 15375
1400-1600 English 5825 9455 11875 15745
1600-1800 English 5825 11875 13615 15745
1800-2200 English 5825 11875 13615 17695
2200-2400 English 5825 13615
2300-2400 Spanish 7425

(WEWN/Padula-AUS/EDXP)

Dave Frantz on WGTG announced that their second transmitter would begin testing in a few weeks. I understand he plans to use more tropical-band frequencies near to WWCR. He’s looking for new customers and offers low, low rates (7-Oct/Hauser-OK)

WHRI effective 26 Oct:

0000-1000 7315
1000-1300 6040 9495
1300-1500 6040 15105
1500-1700 13760 15105
1700-2100 9495 13760
2100-2400 5745 9495

(KHBI/Padula-AUS/EDXP)

WSHB Cypress Creek, SC, from 28-Oct:

0000-0100 9430 7535
0100-0200 7535 9430
0200-0400 5850 7535
0400-0500 7535 9835
0500-0600 7535 7425
0600-0800 7535
0800-0900 7535 9845
0900-1000 7535 7395
1000-1200 6095 7395
1200-1400 6095 9455
1600-1800 18930
1800-1900 13770 18930
1900-2000 13770 17510
2000-2200 7510 9355
2200-2400 7510 13770

WYFR Family Radio schedule W-97:

0000-0100 English 6085 9505*
0000-0100 French 15400
0000-0100 Hindi 11550
0000-0100 Portuguese 11885
0000-0100 Spanish 5985 9715 11895 15170 15215 17845
0100-0200 English 6065* 9505* 11550
0100-0200 Portuguese 9690 11885
0100-0200 Spanish 5985 9605 9715 9985 11895
0200-0300 Spanish 5985 9715 9985 11895
0200-0400 English 6065* 9505*
0300-0400 German 9985
0300-0400 Russian 7435 9355
0300-0500 Spanish 5985 9715 11895
0400-0500 English 6065 9505 9985
0400-0500 German 7355 11550
0400-0500 Portuguese 11580
0400-0500 Russian 5850
0500-0600 English 5985 9985 11550
0500-0600 German 5850 7355
0500-0600 Spanish 9705 11855
0600-0700 English 5985 7355 9985
0600-0700 French 5850 9455 11580
0600-0700 Italian 7520 11550
0700-0800 English 7355 9455 9985
0700-0800 Italian 5850
0800-0900 Portuguese 6175 9605
0800-1000 Spanish 6105 9555
0900-1000 Portuguese 6175 9605 9575 9860
1000-1100 English 5950*
1000-1100 French 9680 11740
1000-1100 Spanish 6085 6105 9555 9575
1100-1200 English 5950* 7355
1100-1200 Spanish 6085 9575 9605 11725 11740 11830
1100-1300 French 13695
1102-1602 Mandarin 6300 9280
1200-1300 English 5950* 7355 11830* 11970*
1200-1300 Spanish 6085 9575 9605 11725 11740
1300-1400 English 5950* 11830* 11970* 13695
1300-1400 Spanish 6085 11725 15130 15355
1400-1500 English 5950* 11830* 17760*
1400-1500 Spanish 15130
1500-1600 English 11830* 17760*
1502-1602 Hindi 11550
1505-1705 Russian 9955
1600-1700 English 11830* 15215 15695 17555 17760* 21525
1700-1800 German 15565
1700-1800 Russian 17760 21725
1700-1900 English 15695 17555
1800-1900 French 17760 21720 21525
1800-1900 Italian 15565
1900-2000 English 17555
1900-2000 German 5825 15565
1900-2000 Portuguese 21525
2000-2100 English 5810 7355 15565 21525
2000-2100 French 5825 11665
2100-2200 English 7355 11580 15565
2100-2200 Italian 5825 11665
2100-2200 Mandarin 6300 9280
2200-2300 English 11580 15565
2200-2300 Portuguese 15130
2200-2300 Spanish 5985 7355
2200-2400 Mandarin 6300 9280 9630
2300-2400 French 6085 15400
2300-2400 Portuguese 11885
2300-2400 Spanish 5985 15170 15215 17845

*= Network programs (Mon-Sat only) (ADDX Kurier/Volk-FRG/DX Antwerp web site)

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UZBEKISTAN

Uzbek Radio 4850, IS 0100, 0130, 0200, series of 6 or 8 notes played on what sounds to me like a xylophone, following identification by M very low in audio. (6-Oct/Sundstrom-NJ)

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VIETNAM

Voice of Vietnam Domestic Service broadcasts four programs (“channels”):channels on the Domestic Service.

Channel 1: 2200-1600 (-1700 Fri) news, current affairs and music. Shortwaves 5925 and 10060 cover northern and central mountain regions.

Channel 2: 22001600 economic, cultural, social, literature and art and educational Shortwaves 4960 and 12035 cover northern and central mountain regions.

Channel 3: ethnic minority programs in H’Mong, Khmer, Ede, Giarai and Bana. Only the Hmong program is on shortwave: 2200-2230 on 5035, and on 6165 from 0500-0530, 1200-1230 and 1300-1345.

Channel 4: broadcasts news and music over FM round the clock (3-Oct/Voice of Vietnam web site/Kubiak-FRG/WWDXC)

Re NASWA LN; The reported Vietnamese regional from Quang Tri Broadcasting Service on 5050 may actually be Guangxi Foreign Broadcasting from Nanning, Guangxi, China, transmitting in VT to Vietnam. (See WRTH ’97, p. 182, left column). When I first arrived in Japan in 1984, I also reported this as a Vietnamese regional until further checking revealed it to be the aforementioned Chinese. The station uses its own sign-on routine & IS, NOT that of China Radio International. (Famularo-JP)

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UNIDENTIFIED

9513.90, 1140 playing subcontinental mx with distorted audio, then short annct by W, anthem, and off 1145. Pakistan? (21-Oct/Novello-NC)

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