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Listener’s Notebook, December 1998 (pt. 1)

November-December 1998, Part 1

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AFGHANISTAN

Clearing up some apparent confusion from last month’s LN is Dave Kenny of BBCM: Al, unfortunately the Afghan item below quite misleading, I don’t know where the references to Pakistan and Kandahar originated – certainly not BBCM – but someone seems to have confused what is really a pretty straightforward setup in radio terms:

  1. The station on 7084-v did not broadcast from Pakishtan. It has always been based in Taloqan, capital of Takhar Province. It used the name Radio Afghanistan or Takahar Provincial Radio while it was controlled by Rabbani’s forces. When Taleban took over the Taloqan area, the radio station was simply renamed Voice of Shariah of Takhar Province, in line with all other Taleban-controlled provincial radio stations.
  2. The station on 7200v is the main Voice of Shariah national station from Kabul – it has never operated from Kandahar.
  3. Although all Afghan Radio stations usually now identify themselves as “Voice of Shariah” they also sometimes use other idents. The Kabul station will sometimes ID as “Afghan Radio,” or “Radio Afghanistan” and the Taloquan station will somtimes say “Takhar Radio.”
  4. None of these are clandestine stations in any sense – they are the main domestic services within Afghanistan, operated by the defacto government there. The only clandestine link is that the Takhar station, during the time is was run by Rabbani, in the past sometimes carried “Voice of Free Tajikistan” programming.

Hope this clarifies the situation. (Kenny-BBCM)

Voice of Shariah. I have been following the recent reports that Taleban has reactivated one of Afghanistan’s old xmtr – 4775 100kW. The channel is occupied by AIR Imphal 50 kw. Absolutely no signs of Vof Shariah. (18-Oct/Weerakoon- SLK/UADX/WWDXC TopNews/Bueschel-GER)

4773 Voice of Shariah very weak at 0133 with Qu’ran recital and religious talk, many ments of Kabul and Afghanistan; lost signal at 0l57 (sign off?), //7197 poor, also vanished under strong VOA. (24-OCt/Vaghjee-MAU) 7198.9v Voice of Shari’a (Voice of Islamic Law), 1645-1705. (18-Oct/Korinek/NU/DXW/WWDXC TopNews/Bueschel-GER)

On 17 October, anti-Taleban forces took over Radio Takhar. [On 18th Oct R. Takhar was heard at 1230 on 7085 kHz; the bc consisted entirely of songs about the motherland, sung in Dari and Pashto. Concluding the bc at 1315, a presenter announced that from 19th Oct, Radio Takhar would broadcast from 1130- 1230.] (BBCM)

Radio Voice of Shari’ah

0130-0355 Pashto/Dari 7201v 4774v Sa-Th
0330-0800 Pashto/Dari 7201v 4774v Fr
1230-1430 Pashto/Dari 7201v 4774v
1430-1500 Nuristani/Pashavi 7201v 4774v
1500-1600 Pashto/Dari 7201v 4774v
1600-1615 Urdu 7201v 4774v
1615-1645 Turkmen 7201v 4774v
1630-1645 Urdu 7201v 4774v
1645-1700 Arabic 7201v 4774v
1700-1715 English 7201v 4774v
1715-1745 Pashto/Dari 7201v 4774v

Provincial station Takhar Radio is on 7085 kHz (BBCM) 7070v Afghanistan (t) 1200-1330 weakish station 3 time pips at 1230 and Afghanistan and Kabul in ID. Frequency moves and much ham QRM. (25- Nov/Goonetilleke-SRI)

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ALBANIA

Trans World Radio, Cerrik:

0600-0615 Kurdish 11635C
0615-0630 Polish 7385S 9845C Th-Tu
0930-0945 Hungarian 7385S 9490C Mo-Fr
0945-1000 Czech 7385S 9490C Fr
0945-1000 Slovak 7385S 9490C Su/Mo/Tu/Th
1130-1200 Slovak 7385S 9490C Fr
1200-1245 Hungarian 7385S 9490C Sa
1440-1455 Russian 9705C 11635C Sa
1440-1540 Russian 9705C 11635C Fr
1440-1555 Russian 9705C 11635C Mo-Th
1455-1555 Russian 9705C 11635C Su
1544-1559 Kurdish 7365C
1600-1630 Polish 7385S 9705C
1602-1617 Armenian 7395C 9945C Fr/Sa
1602-1632 Armenian 7395C 9945C Su-Th
1700-1745 Farsi 9445C 12090C Su
1700-1800 Farsi 9445C 12090C Mo-Th
1900-1915 Russian 7330C Su
1900-1945 Russian 7330C Mo-Sa
1915-1945 Belorus 7330C Su

C=Cerrik S=Shikaj

(7-Oct/MIDXB/Brazhnikov-RUS)

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ALGERIA

Radio Algiers International in English noted on 6160 at 1600-1700. (1-Nov/RVI Radio World/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

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ANGOLA

4914.43 R. Nacional de Angola, 0413-0428, “R. Nacional da Angola a seu servicio” Talking abt the death of some one. (28- Oct/Iversen/DSWCI DX-Window/Petersen-DEN)

4950 Radio Nacional de Angola, 0039-0045, W speaker in Portuguese talking to various people on the phone. Clear ID at 0041. 24343 (20-Nov/Veldhuis/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)

11954.74, R. Nacional, 0125 nice signal with mix of PT-language and US/UK pop music, even some country mx, announced by man. Considerably stronger than WINB-11949.94 at the same time. (4- Nov/Novello-NC)

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ARGENTINA

15820.0LSB Radio Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, 0700-0710 good, after the usual canned ID, the 5 minute micro news “El Rotativo del Aire” was broadca st with weather report. (22-Nov/TIN-JPN/Relampago DX) //13363.50 (22-Nov/van Rooy/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert- HOL)

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AUSTRIA

Radio Austria International:

0000-0030 German 7325 9495 9870 Th-Su
0005-0030 Esperanto 7325 9495 9870 Mo
0030-0100 Spanish 9495 9870
0030-0100 English 7325
0100-0130 German 7325 9495 9870
0130-0200 English 7325 9495 9870
0200-0300 German 7325 9495 9870
0300-0330 German 9495 9870
0330-0400 Spanish 9495 9870
0400-0430 German 6155 13730 Mo-Sa
0405-0430 Esperanto 6155 13730 Su
0430-0500 German 6155 13730
0500-0530 German 6155 13730 15410 17870 Mo-Sa
0500-0530 German 6015C
0505-0530 Arabic 6155 13730 15410 17870 Su
0530-0600 English 6015C 6155 13730 15410 17870
0600-0630 German 6015C 6155 13730 15410 17870
0630-0700 English 6015C
0630-0730 German 6155 13730 15410 17870
0730-0800 French 6155 13730 15410 17870
0800-0830 German 6155 13730 17615 21765
0830-0900 English 6155 13730 17615 21765
0900-0930 German 6155 13730 17615 21765
0930-1000 English 17615 21765
0930-1000 German 6155 13730
1000-1100 German 6155 13730 17615 21765
1100-1230 German 6155 13730
1230-1300 French 6155 13730
1300-1330 German 6155 13730
1330-1400 English 6155 13730
1400-1430 German 6155 13730
1430-1500 Spanish 6155 13730
1500-1530 German 6155 9655 13710 13730 Mo-Sa
1505-1530 Esperanto 6155 9655 13710 13730 Su
1530-1730 German 6155 9655 13710 13730
1730-1800 English 6155 9655 13710 13730
1800-1830 German 5945 6155
1800-1830 German 9655 13730 Mo-Sa
1805-1830 Arabic 9655 13730 Su
1830-1900 French 5945 6155 9655 13730
1900-2130 German 5945 6155 13730
2130-2200 Spanish 5945 6155 13730
2200-2230 German 5945 6155 13730
2230-2300 English 5945 6155 13730
2300-2330 German 6155 5945 9870
2330-2400 Spanish 9870
2330-2400 French 6155 5945

C=via Radio Canada International (ORF/WWDXC TopNews/Bueschel-GER)

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AZERBAIJAN

9164.97 Voice of Azerbaijan, *0215 with carrier from at least 0205, IS thrice, ID mentioning Azerbaijan by M, choral anthem, and into vocal music. Distorted audio but strong signal. (19-Oct/Novello-NC) RealAudio Sample at <http://itre.ncsu.edu/radio/samples/razerbaijan.rm>. I’ve seen this one listed as V. of Azerbaijan, R. Azerbaijan, R. Baku/Baki, and R. Dada Gorgud – take your pick! (10-Oct/Hill-MA)

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BANGLADESH

4880 R. Bangladesh, 1202 probably the one with string of subcont devotional songs, 1210 silence for a minute, then into talk by man; more mx 1220. Expected AIR-Lucknow to cream them at *1215, but never showed. QRM from Spanish-speaking SSB fishing boats and CW. Faded behind noise and QRM by 1225. (9-Nov/Novello-NC)

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BELARUS

Belorussian R./HS has changed some frequencies: 1st program on 5965, 6080, 6100, 6115, 7140, 7145 and 7210, 2nd program on 7265 at present (29-Oct/Timofeyev-RUS)

Here is a tentative current schedule of USB transmissions: 1500-0600 2338 + 3346, 0600-1500 5256, 1300-1500 4855 (mostly with Radio Mayak or Belorussian Radio 1st program relays) (12-13- Nov/Timofeyev-RUS/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)

Current Radio Minsk schedule:

0200-0400
7105 7210

2000-2200
7105 7210

English service: Mo 0300, Tue 2030 and 2130, Wed 0300, Thu 2030 and 2130, Fri 0300, Sat 0300, Sun 0300. German service: Wed 2030 and 2130, Thu 0300, Sat 2030 and 2130, Sun 0330, 2030 and 2130. (Radio Minsk/Ludwig-GER)

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BELGIUM

Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal Brussels. W98 schedule (25 Oct 1998 – 27 Mar 1999):

0430-0456 Dutch 11750B
0600-0656 Dutch 13745 15195
0700-0826 Dutch 5985 9925
0830-0856 English 9925 9940
0900-0926 German 5985 9925 Mo-Fr
0930-0956 French 15150 21510 Mo-Fr
1000-1026 Dutch 17690M
1030-1130 Dutch 17690 21510 Su
1130-1156 English 9925 13745
1200-1226 Dutch 6070B 15250B 9865P 17690T
1200-1256 Dutch 5985 13745
1300-1326 Dutch 17690
1400-1700 Sport 9925 13745 21510 Su
1700-1730 Dutch 5910 9925 12080J
1730-1756 English 5910 12080J 13650J
1800-1830 Dutch 13745 15370
1830-1856 English 13745
1900-1956 Dutch 5960J 9925 11805J 13745
1900-1956 Dutch 5960J 11805J Sa
1900-1956 Sport 5910 9925 13745 Sa
2000-2056 Dutch 5910 9925
2000-2100 Sport 5910 9925 11675 Sa
2100-2200 Dutch 5910 9925 11675 Sa
2130-2156 French 9925 Fr
2230-2256 English 13670B
2300-2326 Dutch 13670B

All via Wavre, Belgium, except: B=RNW Bonaire J=DTK Juelich M=RNW Antananarivo P=Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatka T=Tashkent (5-Oct/Brems-BEL/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

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BHUTAN

5030 Bhutan B.S.(p), 1250, in Nepali. Heard local pops in good condition but was gone due to carrier came on of BBC at 1256. (3-Nov/Iwata/Kanto DXers Circle/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert- HOL) 5030 Bhutan BS local lang into EE at 1315 to 1400*. Much better signal now, and will improve as winter progresses. (23- Nov/Goonetilleke-SRI)

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BOLIVIA

3493.8 Radioemisora Padilla, 0023-0105, sports news about Oriente Petrolero and Copa Bolivar. ID “Usted esta en sintona de Radio Emisora Padilla, transmitiendo en la frecuencia de 3475 kHz, banda de 90 metros onda corta… Padilla, capital de la provinci en nuestros estudios son las 9 de la noche 5 minutos”. (6-Nov/Iversen/DSWCI DX- Window/Petersen-DEN)

4471.85 Radio Movima, 2310-2315, Spanish, talk, mid-sentence ID, 24232 (23-Nov/Phillips/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert- HOL)

4549.45 Radiodifusroa Tropico, 2300-2320, Spanish, continuous talk, ID, teleprinter and CW QRM (23-Nov/Phillips/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)

4702.21 R. Eco, San Borja, Beni, 2255 M announcer with monologue including numerous IDs in passing. Canned ID 2302. Clobbered by huge chirping ute 2304. First time I’ve heard this one since last May. (23-Nov/Novello-NC)

The misssionary organization SIM reports that Radio Mosoj Chaski will soon go on the air in Cochabamba, following the recent granting of a license by the Bolivian government. The station has already produced and recorded 1 year of programs in the Quechua language. The construction of the studio building is completed, and the programming team has moved in. Construction continues on the caretaker’s quarters at the 10 kW transmitter site. Radio MOSOJ CHASKI will proclaim the Christian Gospel in Quechua to the entire nation. I would assume by these remarks that the station will use SW, since a 10 kW MW transmitter would not give national coverage. (Colin Miller-CAN, VE3CMT, Oct 28/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

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BRASIL

4865.14 Radio Missoes da Amazonia 0904 in Portuguese with lively music, definite canned ID @0910, then talking atop music (voice mixed too low and unintelligible); both music and voice ended at 0914*, when station seemingly pulled the plug. If this is a real signoff time, North American DX’ers will have to be up at a godawful hour to log this one! (25-Nov/Quaglieri-NY)

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BULGARIA

Radio Bulgaria, Sofia thru 27 March:

0000-0100 English 7375 9485
0000-0100 Spanish 5865 9415
0100-0200 Bulgarian 5865 7375 9415 9485
0200-0300 Spanish 5865 7500 9415
0200-0300 French 7375 9485
0300-0400 Russian 5890 7390
0300-0400 English 7375 9485
0400-0500 Bulgarian 5890 7390
0500-0530 Greek 5940 Mo-Fr
0500-0600 Greek 5940 Sa/Su
0515-0600 Turkish 5900 7390 Mo-Fr
0530-0600 Albanian 5940 Mo-Fr
0600-0700 Turkish 5900 7390 Sa/Su
0600-0700 Serbian 5940 Mo-Fr
0615-0700 German 7500 9500
0700-0800 Albanian 5940 Sa/Su
0700-0800 French 7500 9500
0800-0900 Serbian 5940 Sa/Su
1100-1200 German 15700 17500
1200-1300 English 15700 17500
1300-1600 Bulgarian 5865 12000
1500-1600 Russian 5935 7425 9385
1600-1645 Serbian 5865
1600-1700 Bulgarian 5935 7425 7500 17500
1645-1730 Albanian 5865
1700-1800 Spanish 11900 13800
1700-1900 Bulgarian 5935 7425
1715-1800 German 7535 7545
1730-1815 Greek 5865
1800-1900 French 7535 7545
1815-1900 Turkish 5865 7500
1900-2000 German 5850 7535
1900-2000 Russian 5935 7425
1900-2200 Bulgarian 5865 7500 7545
2000-2100 English 5850 7535
2100-2200 French 5850 7535
2200-2300 English 7535 7545
2215-2315 Spanish 5865 7500

(2-Oct/R. Bulgaria/BDXC Hotline/Nieuwenhuis-HOL)

Tentative from Feb 1, 1999 HS of Bulgarian National Radio “Horizont” back on SW via transmitters in Sofia to WeEu 0500-1900 on 9400, 9700, 11555. (20-Oct/PanIview-BUL/BC-DX/Bueschel- GER)

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CAMBODIA

9693 Voice of Cambodia (t); Phnom-Penh, 1045- 1120, Vernacular M and W in discussion. Subject unknown, but Cambodia was mentioned. Some of the musical items used for bridging had French vocals. No identifiable ID heard. (21- Oct/Clemitson/DSWCI DX Window/Petersen-DEN)

11940.3 R. National Cambodia, Pnomh Penh, 1201, s/on in English. Announcing at least two frequencies. Weak, signal went off after 1 minute in program. Noted again at 1245, but signal to weak to read audio. (7-Nov/Rouw/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)

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CANADA

Radio Canada International thru 27 March:

0000-0029 English 6040 9535 11855 Tu-Sa
0000-0059 English 5960 9755 Su/Mo
0000-0059 Spanish 6040 9535 11855 Su/Mo
0030-0059 Spanish 6040 9535 11865 Tu-Sa
0100-0130 French 9535 11865 9755 Tu-Sa
0100-0159 French 9535 11865 9755 Su/Mo
0130-0159 Spanish 9535 11865 Tu-Sa
0200-0259 English 6155 9535 9780 11865 9755
0300-0329 English 6155 9755 9780 Tu-Sa
0300-0329 French 6025U 9505V
0300-0359 English 6155 9755 9780 Su/Mo
0330-0359 Arabic 6025W 6150S 9505V 9615W
0330-0359 French 6155 9755 9780 Tu-Sa
0400-0429 English 6150S 9505V 9645U
0430-0459 Arabic 7200W 9505W 11715V
0600-0629 English 9740U 11905U 6150U 6090 9760 Mo-Fr
0630-0659 French 9740U 11905U 6150U 6090 9760 Mo-Fr
1200-1229 English 6150Y 11730Y
1230-1259 French 6150Y 11730Y
1300-1325 Chinese 6150Y 7260K 11955Y
1300-1359 French 11855 15425
1300-1359 English 9640 13650 17715
1330-1357 English 6150X 9535X
1400-1459 English 9640 13650 17715 Mo-Fr
1400-1659 French 17875 Su
1400-1659 English 9640 13650 17715 Su
1430-1455 Chinese 6030K 6150Y 7235Y
1430-1459 English 9555U 15325S 11915S
1500-1559 French 9555U 11915 11935 17820
1600-1659 Russian 6150K 6185Y 9555U 11935U 17820(Mo- Sa)
1630-1657 English 6140X 7150X
1700-1759 Ukranian 9555U 11935U 15325 17820
1800-1859 Russian 7235U 11935U 11945 13650 15325 17820
1900-1959 Ukranian 7235U 11935U 11945 13650 15325 17820
2000-2059 French 5995U 7235U 9805U 11945 13650 13690 15150 17820
2100-2159 English 5995U 7235U 9725 9805U 11945 13650 13690 15150 17820
2200-2229 English 7235U 9735U 9805 11945 13690 15150 11705Y
2229-2259 French 5995 7235U 9735U 11945 13690 11705Y 5960 9755
2300-2329 English 6040 9535 11865 5960 9755
2330-0059 English 5960 9755 Mo-Fr
2330-2359 Spanish 6040 9535 11865 Mo-Fr
2330-2359 English 6040 9535 11865 5960 9755 Sa/Su

K = Kimjae Relay – Korea S = Sines Relay – Portugal U = Skelton Relay – England V = Vienna Relay – Austria W = Wertachtal Relay – Germany X = Xian Relay – China Y = Yamata Relay – Japan. (6-Oct/RCI/BDXC Hotline/Nieuwenhuis- HOL)

Radio Asia Canada has disappeared as its ties to the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) showed its head in their program. We were about to expose them to the German Govt. (G. Victor Goonetilleke-SLK 4S7VK, Oct 14) This should be satisfying to our reporter Ernie Behr, who first exposed their connections to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, considered a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka. Harold Sellers, Toronto, hard-core-dx, also notes their “freqs empty, website not connecting, telephone number unanswered.” Via hard-core-dx, Paul Ormandy, NZ, says RAC was last heard on 15245 around the end of Sep. (15-Oct/Hauser-World of Radio)

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

9900 Radio Minurca, Bangui is no longer planning to use 10400 kHz for a couple of days of testing. The antenna for the station has been fine-tuned for 9900 kHz. So when the station goes on the air it will be on 9900 kHz. (12-Oct/Nielsen/World of Radio/Hauser/DSWCI DX Window/Petersen-DEN)

9900 Radio Minurca (Mission des Nations Unies en Republique Centrafricaine) is active. Sked appears to be: BBC 1800-1900 French 1900-2000 music 2000-2230+ Address is B.P. 2732, Bangui, Central African Republic, FAX 236-61-2108, E-mail: radmin@intnet.cf (Berg+Kohlbrenner+Fine+Nordic DX)

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CHINA

CNR heard on new? 15540 on air at 0800 in //15880 15500 11800. Freq 15880 was different progr from 0900 (CNR-6?) while others carried CNR-2. CNR also noted on new 9675 on air at 0730. Poor signal and side-splash makes ID of which sce impossible so far. (9-10-Nov/Green-UK/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

CRI Beijing in English to PAC heard on air in EUR 1200-1400 on 7385. (14-Nov/Bueschel-GER/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

3290 CNR 2 Beijing, 2130-2145, CC tk, local mx // 5075 (8- Nov/Phillips/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
3960 Xingjiang PBS, 1528, Chinese talks, after 1530 splatters from the big BBC on 3955. (3-Nov/Hein/DSWCI DX- Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
3960 Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, 1525, Chinese, at 1529 full ID with mentioning of Xinjiang clear by M speaker followed by W speaker, also mentioning Xingjiang; // stronger 4499.95 (8-Nov/van Rooy)/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
3990 Xingjiang PBS, Urumqi, 1533, traditional Uighur music with handdrums and Uighur M songs followed by brief W announcement, and again traditional Uighur music with handrums and flutes and M songs; // 4735 (9-Nov/van Rooy/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
4734.95 R. Xinjiang, Urumqui, *1100 with “The East Is Red” IS, an ID twice, IS again , a few words, and into local music with M vocal, strings and percussion. Loud this morning. (14-Nov/Novello-NC)
4850 CPBS-2, 2146 talk in Chinese by woman with occasional music bridges; fair to almost good at times. Although this is listed in WRTH, PWBR, and TBL as a CPBS-1 channel, it was // 7770 and 9064 (both CPBS-2) and not // any of several CPBS-1 outlets checked. (4-Nov/Hill- MA/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
4865 Gansu PBS, Lanzhou, 0015, Good signal but severe noise and heterodyne whistle. M and W voices speaking in Chinese with local music. (21-Nov/Probi/DSWCI DX- Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
4980 Xingjiang PBS, 1520, modern Chinese songs by W voice, M announcer, tent. in Mongolian. //5060 (3-Nov/Hein/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
5010 CPBS-2 2219 Apparently another new CPBS-2 channel with Chinese talk by woman till 2225, when into pleasant instrumental. Boomy, slightly fuzzy audio but powerhouse level, with // 4850 almost as strong; also noted on // 9064 with poor signal. It’s highly unlikely that 5010 could be the 10-kw Guangxi Economic BS transmitter listed here. (21-Nov/Hill-MA)
5145 China Radio Int, Hohhot, 1030, Early here with M and W speakers in Russian program for Far East Russia and Siberia; // 7110 Hohhot, 7820 Baoding (8-Nov/van Rooy/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
5440 Xingjiang PBS, Urumqi, 1559, Kazakh into TP’s on the 2 seconds. No news at 1600 but continued with talk in Kazakh with pieces of violin and piano music, prob. a radio play; // stronger 4330 (8-Nov/van Rooy/DSWCI DX- Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
6130 Xizang PBS, Lhasa, 1543-1547*, traditional music with local string instrument and Tibetan M songs, at 1546 W announcement in Tibetan followed by endtune with Chinese music and then final announcement by M in Tibetan and s/off at 1547. (8-Nov/van Rooy/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)
6937 Yunan Minor. Broadcast. (p), 2220, Music and a W listing or reading something until 2225. Sounded like place names and temperatures and a weather forecast. Whistle IS at 2225 and M opening announcement into music. (22- Nov/Harms-MD/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)

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CHINA – TAIWAN

CBS Radio Taipei International, all services:

0000-0100 Chinese-N 6040 7250 9610 9630 15125
0000-0100 Chinese-V 3335 6085
0000-0100 Hakka 11745
0000-0500 Cantonese 9690
0100-0200 Cantonese 11550
0100-0200 Chinese 11845 15215 17845
0100-0200 Chinese-V 3335 6085 9280
0100-0200 Hakka 15345
0100-0200 Japanese 7130 11745
0100-0300 Chinese-N 6040 7250 9630
0200-0300 Amoy 11550 11915
0200-0300 English 9680 5950 9680 11740 11825 15345
0200-0300 Spanish 17845 15215
0200-0400 Hakka 7130
0200-0500 Chinese-V 9280 11970
0300-0400 Amoy 11915
0300-0400 Chinese-N 6040 7250 9610 9630
0300-0400 English 5950 9680 11825 15345
0300-0700 Chinese-A 7285
0400-0500 Chinese 5950 7130 9680 11825 15270 15345
0400-0500 Chinese-N 6040 7105 9610 9630 11725
0400-0500 Chinese-V 6085 6180 11775 11840
0400-0500 Spanish 11740
0500-0600 Amoy 11745
0500-0600 Cantonese 11915 15270 15345
0500-0600 Chinese-N 7105 9610 11725
0500-0700 Chinese-V 6085 6180 11775 11840 11970
0600-0700 German 9985
0600-0700 Spanish 5950
0600-0700 Thai 15270 15345
0600-0900 Chinese-N 7105 11725
0700-0800 Chinese 7130
0700-0800 Chinese-V 3335 6085 6180 7285 11840 11970
0700-0800 English 5950
0700-1100 Chinese-A 9280
0800-0900 Amoy 11745
0800-0900 Chinese-V 3335 6085 6180 7285 11840 11970 15125
0800-0900 Indonesian 7130 11550 11915
0900-1000 Chinese 7445 9610 11550 11745 11915
0900-1000 Chinese-N 6040 7105 7250 9610 9630 11725
0900-1000 Chinese-V 3335 6085 7285 11840 11970 15125
0900-1000 Hakka 15345
0900-1400 Cantonese 9690
1000-1100 Amoy 7130 11550 15345
1000-1100 Cantonese 7445 9610 11915 15270
1000-1100 Chinese-V 3335 6085 7285 11775 11840 15125
1000-1100 Mongolian 11905
1000-1400 Chinese-N 6040 7105 7250 9630 11725
1100-1200 Cantonese 15270
1100-1200 English-A 7445
1100-1200 Indonesian 11550
1100-1200 Japanese 7130 11745 15345
1100-1200 Tibetan 11905
1100-1400 Chinese-V 3335 6085 6180 11775 11840
1200-1300 Cantonese 9765
1200-1300 Chinese 11745 15270
1200-1300 English 9610
1200-1300 Indonesian 15345
1200-1300 Indonesian-A 7445 11860
1200-1300 Uighur 11905
1300-1400 Amoy 7130 11860
1300-1400 Cantonese 9765 15345
1300-1400 Russian 15695
1300-1500 Chinese-A 7445
1300-1500 English 15125
1400-1500 Chinese-N 6040 7105 7250 9610 9630 11725
1400-1500 Chinese-V 3335 6085 6180 9690 11775 11840
1400-1500 Hakka 15345
1400-1500 Thai 11860 15270
1500-1600 Chinese-N 6040 7105 7250 9630 11725
1500-1600 Hakka 9610
1500-1600 Thai-A 7445 15270
1500-1600 Vietnamese 11745 15345
1500-1700 Chinese-V 3335 6085 6180 9690 11775 11840 15125
1600-1700 Indonesian-A 7445 11745
1600-1800 Chinese-N 6040 7105 7250 9630
1700-1800 Chinese-V 3335 6085 6180 9690 11775 11840
1700-1800 Russian 9955
1800-1900 German 9955
1800-2100 Chinese-N 6040 7105 7250
1800-2400 Chinese-V 3335 6085 6180
1900-2000 Chinese 9955 15600 17750
2000-2100 Arabic 9630 11775
2000-2100 French 15715
2000-2100 Spanish 11665
2100-2200 Chinese-N 6040 7105 7250 11725 11860
2100-2200 French 9610
2100-2200 German 15600 17750
2100-2200 Russian 9610
2100-2200 Spanish 9610
2200-2300 English 17750 15600
2200-2300 Thai 7445
2200-2400 Chinese-N 6040 7105 7250 9610 11725 11860 15125
2300-0000 Spanish 15130 17805
2300-0000 Thai-A 7445 15270
2300-0000 Vietnamese 11745 15345

Chinese-V = domestic Variety network Chinese-N = domestic News network-A = Voice of Asia (RTI magazine/Liu-TWN/DSWCI DX- Window/Petersen-DEN)

3335 CBS Taipei 1509 local talk by W. (21-Oct/Calligaro-ITL)

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CLANDESTINE – LATIN AMERICA

Colombian clandestine Voz de la Resistencia 6239.80 at 1059 strong and clear with vocal anthem mentioning “companeros”, straight into musical selections. Just missed an annct before the anthem, but voiceover during second song after anthem said “Transmite La Voz de la Resistencia”. These guys play some nice cumbias – shame about the telco-quality audio. Tnx Morhmann/Valko tip via Johnson. 1051 Nov 10, came on with a Spanish-language version of “Seasons in the Sun” (of all things), then one other LAm popular song, then “Companeros de la FARC” anthem. M announcer with s/on sequence just before 1100, giving schedule as 6:00 to 7:30 in the morning (1100-1230 UTC) and 4:30 to 6:00 in the evening (2130-2300 UTC) on 6240. Then back into music. (9-Nov/Novello-NC)

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CLANDESTINE – MIDEAST

Ida’at Kurdistan, Sawt-al Hizb al-Ishtiraki al Dimikrati al-Kurdistan” (or Radio Kurdistan, Vo the Kurdish Socialist Democratic Party, presumed) maily in Ar, Kurdish: 1500-1730*, *0325-(presumed 0630*). Noted on Oct 1 also 1900-1930. on Oct 3 1730-1830 & *2035-2105* all on 4120. (16-Oct/Pankov-BUL/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

Seday-e Mojahed” (or “VoMojahed,” Vo the Crusader) in Persian, *1600-2100* 6175. *0200-0500* and *1500-1900* on 4450 4650 4850(!) 5150 5350 5650 5750 6250. All freqs move each 2-3 minutes +/- 25 kHz, to avoid Iranian jammers. The QSL letter from VoM received here, the mailing address was given in Germany, but the envelope was stamped and came from Iraq. (16-Oct/Pankov-BUL/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

Seday-e Hezbe Communiste Irana” (Voice of the Communist Party of Iran) in Persian 1657-1757 & “Dendzi Shurashi Irana” (Vo Iranian Revol) in Kurdish 1500-1600, both on 3880 +/- 10 kHz, 4370 +/- 20 kHz. (16-Oct/Pankov-BUL/BC-DX/Bueschel- GER)

Dendzi Kurdestana Irana” (or Voice of the Iranian Kurdistan) in Kurdish, *0327-(presumed 0430*), *1527-1657* on 4150, irr. on 4010. (16-Oct/Pankov-BUL/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

Dendzi Kurdestana Iraqa” in Kurdish, resp. “Sawt-o Kurdistani Iraq” in Arabic, or Voice of the Iraqi Kurdistan, the pro-Barzani radio): *0345-presumed 0630*;*1645-1930* (Thu, Sat *1545- 1700*, *1745-2100*, Sun *1445-1600*, *1745-2100*) on 4085. (16-Oct/Pankov-BUL/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

Dendzi Gelli Kurdistana” in Kurdish, resp. “Sawt-o Shaab Kurdistan” in Ar, (or Voice of the Kurdestanian People), the pro-Talabani radio: *1335-1730* & non-daily *2035-2150*, also *0335-(presumed 0630*) on 6010 4060. 4060.1 V. of the People of Kurdistan 2136 Emphatic Kurdish talk by man and woman with many IDs of “Aira dengi gelli kurdistana.” At s/off time, goes into a patriotic, in-your-face choral march/anthem (reminiscent of “Alexander Nevsky”) that drags on for four full minutes till 2152*-2155v*. Quite solid signal with audio a bit on the telephonic side. Seems late in the day for this one to be still running. (11-Oct+/Hill-MA)

Seday-e Khargar” (Voice of the Worker) in Persian 1727-1813, repeated on the following day at 1527-1613, on 4190 +/- 10 kHz to avoid the Iranian jammer. (16-Oct/Pankov-BUL/BC- DX/Bueschel-GER)

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CONGO

5985 Radio Congo 1800-1927 very good with debate with journalists on the last Civil War in Congo. 1927 ID Radio Congo – Radio Nationale, into vernacular; 2045 FF ID as “Radio Liberte,” nx in FF, s/off anmts 2058, off 2100*. (16- Oct/Vaghjee-MAU) 9610 R.Congo, Brazzaville, 1635-1657*, French and Vernacular talk with frequent mentions of “Congo” and “Brazzaville,” ID at 1655 as “Radio Congo;” fair to good (13-Oct/Timofeyev/DSWCI DX Window)

5985 R. Congo, 2052-2101*, African hi-life mx, man at 2100 in French with brief annt incl mention of Brazzaville. 2101 instrumental melody with voice-over ID annt by man and woman “…Radio Congo la social nationale radiodiffusion ?? Brazzaville…”, some dead air, and off at 21.02:13. Fair with some adjacent slop QRM. (8-Nov/Valko/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

5066.3 Radio Bunia in rebel hands?? Doing well 1555-1705+ with lots of African highlife mx. No ID at 1600. Fair to good with CW QRM. (22-Nov/Goonetilleke-SRI)

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COSTA RICA

Radio For Peace International sked:

0000-0300 6975 15050 21460U
0300-0800 6975 15050
0800-1200 15050
1700-1800 15050
1800-2400 15050 21460U

(Review of International Broadcasting/Hauser-OK)

2840H (2×1420), TIRP Radio Pampa, Nicoya, 0000-0031 UTC Prayers to Virgin Mother of God, and ID as “Mantenga la sintonia de 1420 kHz, Radio Pampa, Primer lugar.” Then into program “Escuela Para Todos.” (10-Oct/Escoto-HON/The Four Winds/Serra-ITL/Rev. of International Broadcasting/Hauser-OK)

Within the next few months, exact date not set, AWR will discontinue SW from Cahuita, and move all SWBC to the Dominican Republic. Will continue producing programs at Alajuela for their satellite network (11-Oct/Graham/HCJB DX Partyline/Rev. of International Broadcasting/Hauser-OK)

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CROATIA

Croatian Radio B98:

0000-0200 6165D 9925J
0200-0400 6165D 9925J
0400-0500 6165D 9925J
0500-0600 6235D 7305D 9925J
0600-0730 6235D 7305D 9830D
0730-0800 6165D 7305D 9830D
0800-1200 6165D 7185D 9830D 13820J
1000-1200 6165D 7185D 9830D 13820J
1200-1630 6165D 7185D 9830D
1630-1730 6235D 7305D 9830D
1730-1900 6235D 7305D
1900-2030 6235D
2030-2400 6165D
2100-2200 13830J

D=Deanovec, J=Julich (6-Nov/EDXP/Padula-AUS)

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Radio Prague schedule:

0000-0030 English 7345 9465
0030-0100 Spanish 7345 9465
0100-0130 English 6200 7345
0130-0200 Czech 6200 7345
0200-0230 Spanish 6200 7345
0230-0300 Czech 7345 9435
0300-0330 English 7345 9435
0330-0400 English 9585 11600
0400-0430 English 9955-via WRMI
0700-0730 French 5930 7345
0730-0800 German 5930 7345
0800-0830 English 11640 15260
0830-0900 Spanish 11600 15260
0900-0930 French 11600 15260
0930-1000 Czech 15260 21745
1000-1030 English 17485 21745
1030-1100 Czech 17485 21745
1100-1130 German 7345 11640
1130-1200 English 11640 21745
1200-1230 Czech 11640 21745
1230-1300 English 6055 21745
1300-1330 German 6055 7345
1330-1400 Czech 6055 7345
1400-1430 English 21745
1430-1500 Czech 21745
1500-1530 Spanish 11600 13580
1530-1600 French 11600 13580
1600-1630 German 5930
1630-1700 Czech 5930 17485
1700-1730 English 5930 17485
1700-1830 English 5930 7315
1730-1800 French 5930 17485
1830-1900 Czech 5930 7315
1900-1930 Spanish 5930 9430
1930-2000 French 5930 9430
2000-2030 Spanish 5930 9430
2030-2100 Czech 5930 9430
2100-2130 English 5930 7345
2130-2200 Spanish 7345 9435
2200-2230 French 7345 9435
2230-2300 English 7345 9435
2300-2330 Spanish 9435 11600
2330-2400 Czech 9345 11600

(R. Prague website)

Sorry, everyone, but the new WRMI relay is a farce, as expected. UT Mon Oct 26 at 0401, WRMI 9955 had fair strength, but the Cuban jammers were at least equal, often overpowering. One might understand 67% of R. Prague if one wanted to put up with the noise, but why should we? Free advice for WRMI and R. Prague: it’s time to try a new frequency, and see if the Cubans ruin it too. The new frequency, however inconvenient it may be for WRMI, should not have been used before, and should never carry any Cuban exile programming, or to be safe, not anything in Spanish at all (Hauser-OK/Rev. of International Broadcasting)

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