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Listener’s Notebook, December 1998 (pt. 4)

November-December 1998, Part 4

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SOUTH AFRICA

B98 schedule of Channel Africa:

0300-0325 English 9525
0300-0325 Swahili 9765
0330-0355 French 9525
0400-0430 English 5955
0430-0455 French 9525
0430-0455 Portuguese 3345 5955
0500-0530 English 15215
0530-0555 Portuguese 15215
0600-0630 English 15215
0630-0655 Portuguese 15215
1300-1455 English 11900 17895 21530 Sa/Su
1500-1525 Swahili 15545
1500-1530 English 17870
1530-1555 French 17870
1600-1630 English 6000
1600-1630 Swahili 11900
1630-1655 French 11900
1630-1655 Portuguese 3345 6000
1700-1730 English 17860
1730-1755 Portuguese 17860
1800-1830 English 17870
1830-1855 French 17870

Radio Sonder Grense (SABC Domestic Service)

0500-1700 7185
1700-0500 3320

(15-Oct/Volk-GER/WWDXC TopNews/Bueschel-GER + Otto-SENTECH)

Trans World Radio:

0330-0400 Oromo 7215 We-Fr
0330-0400 Tigrinya 7215 Mo/Tu
0330-0430 Amharic 7215 Sa/Su
0600-0635 English 11735
1527-1542 Yao 7265
1542-1557 Sena 7265
1600-1630 KiRundi 9530
1630-1700 Borana 9530 Mo
1630-1700 Oromo 9530 Tu-Su
1630-1700 Tigrinya 11705
1640-1655 Somali 9650
1657-1712 Juba 9650 Th-Sa
1657-1712 Shuwa 9650 Mo-We
1657-1727 Arabic 9650 Su
1730-1800 Amharic 9530
1800-1827 Amharic 9530
1803-1833 Fulfulde 9510
1830-1900 Bambara 9680
1833-1848 Hausa 9510
1848-1903 Yoruba 9510
1900-1930 Baoule 9680
1903-1933 Kanuri 9510
1930-2000 French 9680
1933-2003 Nupe 9510
2000-2015 French 9680 Su
2003-2033 Twi 9510
2033-2048 Ewe 9510 Sa

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SPAIN

Radio Exterior de España:

0000-0100 Spanish 11815 Mo-Fr
0000-0100 Spanish 17845 Sa/Su
0000-0100 Spanish 6125 9540 9620 9745 11815 11945 11880
0000-0200 English 6055
0100-0200 Spanish 6125 9540 9620 11945
0100-0400 Spanish 3210 5970 5990 Tu-Sa
0100-0400 Spanish 5990 Su/Mo
0115-0145 Sefardi 11775 11795 Tu
0200-0500 Spanish 6125 9540 9620
0200-0500 Spanish 6055 Tu-Sa
0400-0500 Spanish 5970 Tu-Sa
0415-0445 Sefardi 9690 Tu
0500-0556 English 6055
0500-0700 Spanish 6000 9710 11890
0700-0800 Spanish 9710 12035 15215 15480
0800-0900 Spanish 12035 15215 15480
0900-1000 Spanish 12035 17755 21570 21610
0900-1100 Spanish 17755 Sa/Su
0900-1200 Spanish 9520 Su
1000-1100 Spanish 9620 12035 17755 21570 21610
1100-1200 Spanish 5970 17755 Sa/Su
1100-1200 Spanish 9620 9630 11815 12035 17755 21570 21610
1100-1400 Spanish 5970 Mo-Fr
1200-1300 Spanish 11910 12035 17755 21570 21610 21700
1200-1600 Spanish 9500 Mo-Sa
1200-1700 Spanish 5970 9500 17755 Su
1200-1700 Spanish 5970 17755 Sa
1300-1400 Spanish 11795 Sa/Su
1300-1400 Spanish 11795 11910 12035 17755 21570 21610 21700
1400-1700 Spanish 11795 12035 17755 21570 21610 21700
1400-1700 Spanish 11795 15125 Sa/Su
1600-1700 Spanish 15375 Mo-Sa
1700-1730 Russian 9500
1700-1800 Spanish 7275 11795 17715 21700
1700-1800 Spanish 9745 11795 15125 Sa/Su
1700-1900 Arabic 21610
1700-1900 English 15170 Mo-Fr
1700-1900 Spanish 17755 Sa
1700-2100 Spanish 9665 17755 Su
1700-2200 Spanish 9665 Sa
1730-1800 German 9590
1800-1900 French 9590
1800-1900 Spanish 7275 9745 11815 15125 17715
1800-2100 Spanish 9745 15125 17845 Sa/Su
1800-2400 Spanish 11815 Mo-Fr
1825-1855 Sefardi 6130 Mo
1900-2000 French 6045 Sa/Su
1900-2000 French 7170 9595 Mo-Fr
1900-2000 French 9595 Sa
1900-2200 Arabic 6045 7270
1900-2200 Spanish 7275 9630 9745 11815 15125
2000-2100 English 9595 9680 Mo-Fr
2100-2200 French 9595 Su
2100-2200 Spanish 9745 15125 Sa/Su
2200-2300 English 9595 Sa/Su
2200-2300 Spanish 6045 7270 7275 9630 9745 11815 11880
2200-2400 Spanish 9745 Sa/Su
2300-2400 French 6055
2300-2400 Spanish 6125 9540 9620 9745 11815 11880 11945

(Radio Incontro/Rev. of International Broadcasting/Hauser-OK)

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SRI LANKA

6005 SLBC, *0030-0052, English //9730, 15425 and very unusual harmonic or spuriohs signal on 11852.6 – no idea what is this – poor to weak with a lot of QRM (14- Oct/Timofeyev-RUS/DSWCI DX Window)

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SWAZILAND

Trans World Radio:

0300-0330 Ndebele 3200
0300-0330 Swahili 5965
0300-0345 Shona 3240
0330-0345 Swahili 5965 Sa
0342-0358 Lomwe 4775
0400-0430 Chewa 6040 Mo/We/Th/Sa/Su
0400-0430 German 3200
0400-0430 German 4775
0400-0430 Tumbuka 6040 Tu/Fr
0430-0500 Chewa 6040
0430-0600 English 3200
0430-0605 English 4775
0505-0605 English 4775 9500
0605-0705 English 4775 6100 9500
1400-1415 Urdu 15330
1435-1440 Portuguese 7315 Mo-Fr
1440-1510 French 7175
1440-1510 Portuguese 7315
1510-1525 Makua 7315
1510-1555 Malagache 7175
1525-1540 Lomwe 7315
1540-1555 Kimwani 7315 Sa/Su
1540-1555 Lomwe 7315 Mo-Th
1540-1555 Portuguese 7315 Fr
1540-1555 Tigrinya 9500
1600-1630 Chewa 6135 We-Mo
1600-1630 Shangaan 4760 Su
1600-1630 Tshwa 4760 Mo-Fr
1600-1630 Tumbuka 6135 Tu
1600-1700 Portuguese 4760 Sa
1600-1830 English 9500
1630-1645 Portuguese 4760 Mo-Th
1630-1645 Shangaan 4760 Fr/Su
1630-1658 Chewa 6135
1700-1800 Swahili 6135
1730-1745 English 3200 Mo-Th
1730-1745 Pedi 3200 Su
1730-1745 Sotho 3200 Fr
1730-1745 Tswana 3200 Sa
1745-2015 English 3200
1800-1830 Ndebele 3240
1800-1830 Swahili 6135
1830-1900 Shona 3240
1845-1900 Umbundu 6130
1900-1915 KiKongo 6130 We-Fr
1900-1915 Lunyaneka 6130 Sa
1900-1915 Ndau 3240
1900-1915 Portuguese 6130 Mo/Tu
1900-1930 Lingala 9525
1900-1930 Portuguese 6130 Su
1915-1930 Luchazi 6130 Sa
1915-1945 Portuguese 6130 Mo-Fr
1930-1945 Chokwe 6130 Sa/Su
1930-2000 French 9525
1945-2000 Kimbundu 6130
2000-2005 Portuguese 6130 Mo-Fr
2000-2015 French 9525 Sa/Su

(6-Oct/Schaay-HOL/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

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SWEDEN

Radio Sweden Stockholm B98, replaced English sce to winter time:

1230 7280 9455 [?]
1430 15240 17870 21810
0230 7280 9455
0330 7115 9435

(15-Oct/Hauser/World of Radio)

IBRA Radio makes extensive use of various broadcasters worldwide, on MW, SW and VHF, and satellite. SW facilities carrying IBRA Radio segments include Voice of Hope (Lebanon), FEBA Seychelles, FEBC Manila, FEBC Saipan (KFBS), TWR Sri Lanka, SLBC Sri Lanka, Radio Mayak, and Voice of Russia. For example, for B98, IBRA Radio programs in Amharic are via FEBA 11640 1630-1700. Swahili prorams from IBRA Radio are also broadcast over FEBA – 0315-0345 9820 and 1613-1645 9810 for B98. For QSL purposes, IBRA Radio is generally considered as a separate “station”, via any of the various faiclities over which it transmits, and reports for any of its broadcasts should be sent to IBRA Radio in Sweden. (Padula- AUS/EDXP)

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SWITZERLAND

Swiss Radio International Final B 98:

0030-0100 German 9885 SOT 9905 GUF
0100-0130 English 9885 SOT 9905 GUF
0130-0200 Spanish 9885 SOT 9905 GUF
0200-0230 French 9885 SOT 9905 GUF
0230-0300 Spanish 9885 SOT 9905 GUF
0300-0330 Italian 9885 SOT 9905 GUF
0330-0400 German 9885 SOT 9905 GUF
0400-0500 English 9885 SOT 9905 GUF
0500-0530 English 6165 JUL
0500-0530 French 9885 SOT
0530-0545 Italian 9885 SOT
0530-0600 French 6165 JUL
0600-0615 German 6165 JUL
0600-0700 French 9885 JUL 11860 JUL 13635 SOT
0615-0630 French 6165 JUL
0630-0700 English 6165 JUL
0700-0730 Italian 6165 JUL
0700-0730 Italian 9885 JUL 11860 JUL 13635 SOT
0730-0800 English 9885 JUL 11860 JUL 13635 SOT
0800-0815 German 9885 JUL 11860 JUL 13635 SOT
0830-0900 English 9885 GUF 13685 SOT
0900-0930 Italian 9885 GUF 13685 SOT
0930-1000 German 9885 GUF 13685 SOT
1000-1030 French 9885 GUF 13685 SOT
1100-1130 English 9535 JUL
1100-1200 English 9540 SNG 17815 SOT
1130-1200 German 9535 JUL
1200-1230 French 9535 JUL
1200-1230 German 9540 SNG 17815 SOT
1230-1300 French 9540 SNG 17815 SOT
1230-1300 Italian 9535 JUL
1300-1330 English 9535 JUL
1300-1330 Italian 9540 SNG 17815 SOT
1400-1500 English 9575 SNG 15185 SOT
1500-1530 German 9575 SNG 15185 SOT
1530-1600 French 9575 SNG 15185 SOT
1600-1615 English 9575 SNG 15185 SOT
1630-1700 Italian 6165 JUL 9620 JUL 15275 SOT
1700-1800 Arabic 6165 JUL 9620 JUL 15275 SOT
1800-1815 French 6165 JUL 9620 JUL 15275 SOT
1830-1900 German 6165 JUL
1830-1900 Italian 9620 SOT 9885 JUL 11910 JUL
1900-1930 Italian 6165 JUL
1900-2000 Arabic 9620 SOT 9885 JUL 11910 JUL
1930-2000 French 6165 JUL
2000-2030 English 6165 JUL
2000-2030 English 9620 SOT 9885 JUL 11910 JUL 13700 GUF
2030-2100 German 9620 SOT 9885 JUL 11910 JUL 13700 GUF
2100-2130 French 9620 SOT 9885 JUL 11910 JUL 13700 GUF
2200-2230 French 9885 SOT 11660 GUF
2230-2300 German 9885 SOT 11660 GUF
2300-2330 Italian 9885 SOT 11660 GUF
2330-0000 Spanish 9885 SOT 11660 GUF

(20-Oct/SWISSCOM/MIDXB/Brazhnikov-RUS)

3985 performed well for the last time (apart from the terrible, distorted feed from China). The pause between the penultimate and the final CRI Program around 2129 was filled by the ongoing SRI output (with conclusion of the French transmission). Beijing finished with some interval signal ringing at 2157, followed by an English ID “This is Swiss Radio International” as last words from Lenk. After four minutes of silent carrier the bar in my radios LCD display caved at 22:00:58. That was it. What remains is some malicious joy: It will become a little bit more expensive now to heat the swimming pool at Lenk, as until now the cooling water from the transmitters was used for this purpose. By the way, I’m somewhat curious about the fate of the rig. (24-Oct/Ludwig-GER)

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SYRIA

For B98 period Radio Damascus Adra 500 kW 13605 is registered as follows:

1700-1800 nd, to zones 29,30
1800-2100 340 degr, to zones 4,8,37n,38nw
2200-2400 250 degr, to zones 13-15,37,38,46
0000-0100 312 degr, to zones 4,8-10,27,28

(20-Oct/PanIview-BUL/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

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TAJIKISTAN

4635 Tajik Radio 1, Dushanbe, 0100 with twangy string instrument IS twice, then “Inja Dushanbe” by man and then by woman, followed by choral anthem. Fair but quite readable. (21-Oct/Novello-NC) 1800, Tajik with mention of Dushanbe, piece of music and news, At recheck 1814 Tajik talk with mention of Dushanbe, Turkish Tartar music with handdrums and local flute and Tajik M songs at 1825 local sitar with Tajik W songs (sounding the same as the music you hear from Uzbek Radio) (13- Nov/van Rooy/DSWCI DX-Window/Petersen-DEN)

7515 Tajik Radio 1828 new freq for Dushanbe with Central Asian vocals and lengthy, mournful instrumental selections till 1849, when into talk by woman in presumed Tajik (closely related to Farsi). Back to instrumentals at 1856, followed by brief announcement at 1900 and off. Audio seemed to fade up and down at times. ID per Padula in EDXP. (1-Nov/Hill-MA)

7465 VoTibet 1220-1255 in Tibetan on air on new channel 1225-1255 via Dushanbe, ex7470. No more //11520. (25-Nov/Goonetilleke-SRI)

Democratic Voice of Burma observed today on new 7490 via Dushanbe (x9985, x11580), //DTK Jülich on poor co-ch stns spoiled 15330. Always time delay noted between both channels ! (14-Nov/Bueschel-GER/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER) 5945 NF Democratic Voice of Burma in Burmese 1245-1345 deliberately close to Yangon/5985 kHz, //15330 and 7490. (23-Nov/Goonetilleke-SRI) [A report from the same day and same reporter (Victor Goonetilleke) lists the three freqs for this broadcast as 5945, 7490 and 15330. Which combination is correct – this one or the previous? – AQ]

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TANZANIA

5985 R. Tanzania, 1900, fair signal with identification then news in vernacular. Have been looking for this one for some time… parallel of 5050 was audible at similar strength. (11-Oct/Ormandy/HCDX/DSWCI DX Window)

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THAILAND

Radio Thailand, Bangkok:

0000-0030 English 9680
0030-0100 English 13695
0100-0200 Thai 13695
0300-0330 English 15460
0330-0430 Thai 15460
0530-0600 English 15115
1100-1115 Vietnamese 7285
1115-1130 Khmer 7285
1130-1145 Lao 11805
1145-1200 Burmese 11805
1200-1215 Malaysian 11805
1215-1230 Indonesian 11805
1230-1300 English 9810
1300-1315 Japanese 7145
1315-1330 Mandarin 7145
1330-1400 Thai 7145
1400-1430 English 9530
1800-1900 Thai 11855
1900-2000 English 9535
2000-2015 German 9535
2015-2030 French 9535
2030-2045 English 9535
2045-2115 Thai 9535

(8-Oct/R. Thailand/BDXC Hotline/Nieuwenhuis-HOL)

6070 R. Thailand 1100-1600 mixing Singapore to 1400, then in the clear. // to better 4830 and poorer 7115. (23- Nov/Goonetilleke-SRI)

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TUNISIA

RTT was noted on a new freq of 7215 (ex-7225) at 0400-0700, 7225 at 1700-2330 at present (other channels are: 7280 0400-0600 1700-2330, 11730 0700-1700, 12005 0500-0600 1700-2330, 15450 and 17735 0600-1700) (12-13-Nov/Timofeyev-RUS/DSWCI DX-Window/van den Boogert-TAI)

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TURKEY

Voice of Turkey B98 schedule:

0000-0400 Turkish 5980 6120 7300 8445 9460 15105
0400-0500 English 6010 7240 21715
0400-0500 Turkish 5980 6120 7300 9445 9460
0500-0800 Turkish 9445 11605 11925 11955 17715 21500 21715
0800-1000 Turkish 9460 11925 11955 15350 17715 21715
0830-0930 Azerbaijani 11835 17755
0930-1030 Persian 11795 17870
1000-1100 Turkish 9460 11955 15350 21715
1000-1200 Arabic 15105 15245
1030-1100 Croatian 13770
1030-1130 Rumanian 9630
1100-1130 Serbian 13770
1100-1300 Turkish 9460 11955 15350 15615-Fri 21715
1130-1230 Greek 9630 11625
1200-1300 Chinese 15105
1230-1330 Albanian 11910
1230-1330 Bulgarian 7110
1300-1400 Urdu 17715
1300-1600 Turkish 9460 11955 13750 15350 15615- Fri
1330-1430 English 15295 17815
1400-1500 Persian 11940
1400-1500 Russian 15385
1430-1530 German 17870
1500-1600 Azerbaijani 5965
1500-1700 Arabic 6120 11790
1530-1630 Greek 6145
1600-1700 Kazakh 7295
1600-1700 Turkish 9460 11955 13750 15350
1630-1730 Hungarian 9655
1700-1730 Georgian 5960
1700-1800 Kyrgyz 6095
1700-2000 Turkish 5980 6120 7110 9460 9560
1730-1800 Macedonian 5970
1730-1800 Tatar 7270
1800-1900 Russian 6135
1800-1900 Uzbek 5955
1830-1930 German 6035 9635
1900-2000 Bosnian 5990
1900-2000 Turkmen 6060
1930-2030 English 9630 9655
2000-2200 Turkish 5980 6120 7110 7190 9460 9560
2030-2130 French 6135 7150 9590
2130-2230 English 9525
2200-2300 Turkish 5980 6120 7110 7190 9445 9460 9560 15105
2300-2400 English 7280 9655
2300-2400 Turkish 5980 6120 7300 9445 9460 15105

(21-Oct/Brazhnikov-RUS/WWDXC TopNews/Bueschel-GER)

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TURKMENISTAN

5015 R. Asgabat, 0235 Emotive, wailing M vocal, accompanied by acoustic band of pipes and stringed instruments. Didn’t stick around for ID, but distinctive sound gives this one away. (18-Oct/Novello-NC)

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UKRAINE

Radio Ukraine International noted 19 November at 2340 on both 6030 and 7150. At 0000 RUI split into two separate networks: 6030 and 7150 carried Ukrainian programming, while the “European” frequencies (4820, 7205 etc.) had the German broadcast instead. 6030 is in 2330-0030 range a awful clash with IRIB Teheran French service (Ludwig-GER)

The mystery station I reported on 6690 is Radio Promyn (Progr 2 of the National Radio Company), listed in the WRTH only on MW. Thanks to Feodor Brazhnikov for his help to identify the stn. (26-Oct/Volk-GER/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

9620 Kazakh Radio via Kiyev, 1205, nice signal with multiple selections of acoustic guitar strumming and solo M vocals, // 11720. Easy to hear at Cape Hatteras, but rare at home. (19- Oct/Novello-NC)

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

UAE R. Abu Dhabi current observed schedule, all programs in Arabic:

0200-0400 6180 13605 21630 21735
0400-0600 11945 21630 21735
0600-0700 15265 17825 21735
0700-0800 15265 17825 21630
0800-0900 17825 21735
0900-1100 17770 17825 21630 21735
1100-1300 13605 17825 21630 21735
1300-1500 15315 17825 21630 21735
1500-1600 15315 21630 21735
1600-1800? 15385 17760
1800-1900 11690 15385? 17760?
1900-2200 9605 11690 13755

(28-29-Oct/Timofeyev-RUS)

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UNITED KINGDOM [Canada]

BBC WS via Sackville, valid March 1999:

0000-0500 6175
1100-1200 5965
1200-1400 5965 9515
1400-1500 9515 15220
1600-1615 9515
1615-1700 9515 Sa
1700-1830 17840
1830-1900 17840 Mo-Sa
2000-2200 11755
2200-2400 6175 9590

(1-Oct/RCI/Hauser-OK)

Merlin Network One – Frequency Schedule – 25/10/98 to 27/03/99:

0000-0300 3985 9560
0300-0600 3985 9895
0600-0700 6110 13720
0700-0800 6110 9915 13720 17630 21550
0800-0900 9915 13660 13720 17630 21550
0900-1200 9915 13660 17630 21550
1200-1400 9915 13645 17630 21550
1400-1600 9915 13680 17630 21550
1600-1700 6185 21550
1700-1800 3965 6185 21550
1800-1900 3965 6125 21550
1900-2000 6125 9690
2000-2200 11755 11985
2200-2300 7120 7170 9835
2300-2400 3985 7170 9835

(23-Oct/Wiltsher/MNO)

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UNITED STATES

KNLS, Anchor Point; schedule valid until 28th March 1999:

0800-0900 English 7365
0900-1000 Russian 7365
1000-1100 Mandarin 7365
1100-1200 Russian 6150
1200-1300 Mandarin 7365
1300-1400 English 7365
1400-1700 Mandarin 7355
1700-1800 Russian 7355

(12-Oct/KNLS/BDXC Hotline/Nieuwenhuis-HOL)

WYFR sked:

0000-0100 English 9505 6085
0000-0100 French 15400
0000-0100 Hindi 15165T
0000-0100 Portuguese 11885 11720 9690
0000-0100 Spanish 17845 15215 15170 11895 9715
0100-0200 Spanish 15215 11895 9985 9715 9605 5985
0200-0300 Spanish 11895 9985 9715 5985
0300-0500 Spanish 11895 9715 5985
0500-0600 Spanish 11855 9705
0100-0500 English 9505 6065
0100-0200 English 15165T
0100-0200 Portuguese 11885 9690
0300-0400 German 9985
0300-0400 Russian 9355 7520
0400-0500 English 9985
0400-0500 German 11550 7355
0400-0500 Portuguese 11580
0400-0500 Russian 5850
0500-0600 Arabic 11580 9455
0500-0700 English 5985
0500-0600 English 11550 9455
0500-0600 German 7355 5850
0600-0700 English 7355
0600-0700 French 11580 9455 5850
0600-0700 Italian 11550 7520
0700-0800 English 9985 9455 7355
0700-0800 Italian 5850
0800-0900 Portuguese 9605 6175
0800-1000 Spanish 9555 6105
1000-1100 Spanish 9575 9555 6105 6085
1100-1200 Spanish 11830 11725 9605 9575 6085
1200-1300 Spanish 11725 9605 9575 6085
1300-1400 Spanish 15355 15130 11725 6085
1400-1500 Spanish 15130
0900-1000 Portuguese 9860 9605 9575 6175
1000-1102 Chinese 1098T
1102-1602 Chinese 9280T 6300T
1000-1100 English 5950
1000-1100 French 11740 9680
1100-1200 English 7355 5950
1100-1300 French 13695
1200-1300 English 11970 11830 7355 5950
1300-1400 English 13695 11970 11830 5950
1302-1502 English 11550T
1400-1500 English 17760 11830 5950
1500-1600 English 17760 11830
1502-1602 Hindi 11550T
1505-1705 Russian 9955T
1600-1700 Arabic 21745
1600-1700 English 21525 17555 15695
1600-1700 English 17760 15215 11830
1700-1800 Arabic 21525
1700-1800 English 17555 15695
1700-1800 German 21745
1700-1800 Russian 21725 17760
1800-1900 Arabic 13720U
1800-1900 English 15695
1800-1900 French 21725 21525 17760
1800-1900 Italian 15565
1900-2000 English 17555
1900-2000 German 15565 5745
1900-2000 Portuguese 21525
2000-2100 English 21525 15565 7355 5810
2000-2100 French 5745
2100-0000 Chinese 9280T 6300T
2100-2200 English 15565 11580 7355
2100-2200 Italian 11665 5745
2200-0000 Chinese 9630T 9280T 6300T
2200-2300 English 15565 11580
2200-0000 English 11740
2200-2300 Portuguese 15130
2200-2300 Spanish 7355
2200-2300 Spanish 11855 5985
2300-0000 French 15400 6085
2300-0000 Portuguese 11885
2300-0000 Spanish 17845 15215 15170 11855 5985

T=via Taiwan U=via UK (BBCM)

WRNO is probably the most incompetent operation on SW. On Sat night, Oct 3, noticed a distorted mess on 7355 0000-0300 Oct 4; two progrs mixed together at the same time, one of them a ball game. This happens quite often, especially on weekends. The operator on duty must have been drunk or asleep. I wish the FCC would crack down on WRNO and put a stop to this nonsense. (14-Oct/Behr=ONT/Rev. of International Broadcasting/Hauser- OK)

Reception reports for the AFRTS broadcasts can be sent to AFRTS, Broadcast Center, Affiliate Relations Service, 1363 Z St., Building 2730, March AFB, CA 92518-2017, U.S.A. or US Naval Communications Station, MARS, Key West Naval Base, Key West, FL 33040, U.S.A. (10-Oct/Harms/SW Bulletin/Magrone-ITL/Play-DX/Bennett/WDXC Contact/Hauser/Review of International Broadcasting) 12689.5 and 4278.5 USB utilize 1 kW on each freq. Military transmitters, model URA119, are used. The programming is in support of Operation UNITAS and will cease on/about 15 Nov 1998. (10- Oct/O’Driscoll/Review of International Broadcasting/Hauser-OK)

KWHR Hawaii

0000-0400 17510
0400-0700 17780
0700-0800 11565 17780
0800-1500 9930 11565
1500-1600 9930 11565
1600-2000 9930
2000-2200 15405
2200-2400 17510

WBCQ Kennebunk, ME

2000-1000 7415

WHRA Greenbush, ME

0000-0300 7395
0300-0500 7465
0500-0800 7435
1800-2000 17655
2000-2200 15460
2200-2400 13760

WHRI Noblesville, IN

0000-0400 5745 5755 7315
0400-1000 5755 7315
1000-1300 6040 9495
1300-1500 6040 15105
1500-1800 13760 15105
1800-2100 9495 13760
2100-2200 5755 9495 13760
2200-2400 5755 9495

WINB Red Lion, PA

0000-0800 11950
1900-2400 13790

WRNO New Orleans, LA

0400-1600 7395
1600-2300 15420
2300-0400 7355

WSHB Cypress Creek, SC

0000-0100 7535
0100-0200 7535
0200-0400 5850 7535
1000-1300 6095
2200-2400 7510

KTBN Salt Lake City, UT

0000-1600 7510
1600-2400 15590

KVOH Rancho Simi, CA

0000-2400 9975
1400-0300 17775

(George Jacobs & Associates, Inc.)

High Adventure Ministries

1325-1529 15715
1900-2059 5975
2100-2259 6000-Jülich

(Bob German-USA, Oct 19)

World Harvest Radio WHRI / KWHR / WHRA Frequency Schedule, eff Oct 25, 1998 to Mar 28, 1999:

WHRI Angel 1

0000-1000 7315
1000-1300 9495
1300-1800 15105
1800-0000 9495

WHRI Angel 2

0000-0400 5745 Tu-Su
0400-1000 5755
1000-1500 6040
1500-2100 13760
2100-1000 5755 Su
2100-2400 5755

KWHR Angel 3

0400-0800 17780
0800-2000 9930
2000-2200 15405
2200-0400 17510

KWHR Angel 4

0700-1600 11565

WHRA Angel 5

0000-0300 7395
0300-0500 7465
0500-0800 7435
1800-2000 17655
2000-2200 15460
2200-2400 13760

(14-Oct/Brashier-WHRI/WWDXC TopNews/Bueschel-GER)

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) uses shortwave transmitters in Germany, Philippines, Portugal, Saipan, Spain, UK and elsewhere. Radio Liberty:

0000-0100 Russian 9520 7245 7220 7155 5985 5955
0000-0100 Kazakh 9625 7145 6135
0100-0200 Russian 9520 7245 7220 7155 6095 5985
0100-0200 Kyrgyz 9835 7295 6050
0200-0300 Kazakh 9625 7145 6135
0200-0300 Tajik 9585 7295 6050
0200-0300 Turkmen 9680 7275 6170
0200-0400 Uzbek 9725 7190 5985
0300-0400 Russian 9520 7245 7220 7155 6105 5955
0300-0400 Armenian 7255 7120 6130
0400-0500 Russian 11885 9520 7220 6140 6105 5955
0400-0500 Belarusian 9750 7295 7275 5995
0400-0500 Tatar-bashkir 9540 7255 7190
0400-0500 Georgian 9725 6040 5985
0400-0500 Azeri 9680 9595 7180
0400-0500 Ukrainian 7245 7165 6170
0500-0600 Russian 11885 9520 7220 7180 6140 5955
0600-0700 Russian 11885 11875 9680 9520 7220 7190
0600-0700 Tatar-bashkir 11855 11730 9540
0600-0700 Ukrainian 9695 7245 6170
0700-0800 Russian 15250 15205 11885 11875 9680 9520 7220
0800-0900 Russian 15370 15250 15205 11970 11885 9680 9520
1100-1300 Russian 17805 15370 15215 11885 11725 9520
1200-1300 Kazakh 17750 15340 11795
1300-1400 Kyrgyz 11990 9595 7290
1300-1400 Uzbek 15215 11770 6170
1300-1400 Russian 17805 15370 11885 11725 9520 7220
1400-1500 Turkmen 11875 11770 9660
1400-1500 Kazakh 11970 11840 9695
1500-1600 Tajik 11705 9695 7280
1500-1600 Armenian 13770 11895 11770
1500-1600 Russian 15445 11885 11805 9520 7220 7190
1600-1630 Ukrainian 12005 11785 7175 Mo-Fr
1600-1700 Tatar-bashkir 9745 9505 7115
1600-1700 Kyrgyz 9675 9660 7270
1600-1700 Turkmen 11770 9770 9565
1600-1700 Tajik 11705 9695 7190
1600-1700 Russian 11885 11805 9860 9520 7220 6105
1600-1700 Azeri 11875 9795 7240
1600-1730 Belarusian 7295 7155 6170 6000
1700-1730 Ukrainian 11855 11705 7175
1700-1800 Russian 11885 9860 9520 9505 7220 6105
1700-1800 Armenian 11875 7195 6020
1700-1800 Georgian 9595 7280 6150
1700-1800 Uzbek 9660 9565 7260
1730-1800 Ukrainian 11855 11705 7175 Sa
1800-1900 Ukrainian 9625 7115 5985
1800-1900 Turkmen 9565 9505 7280
1900-2000 Azeri 9670 7180 6140
1900-2000 Georgian 9585 7190 6095
1930-2000 Ukrainian 9625 7115 5985
2000-2030 Ukrainian 9625 7115 5985 Su-Fr
2000-2100 Russian 9660 9520 7270 7265 7220 6140 6105
2000-2100 Tatar-bashkir 7280 7245 5955
2000-2130 Belarusian 7155 6170 6025 6010
2100-2200 Russian 9645 9520 7270 7265 7220 6140 6105
2200-2300 Russian 9645 9520 7245 7220 6105 5955
2300-0000 Russian 9520 7245 7220 7155 5985 5955

Radio Free Europe

0430-0530 Persian 9850 9585 6150 6025
0500-0600 Romanian 9725 7165 6095 Mo-Sa
0600-0700 Romanian 9725 9605 7165
0700-0800 Romanian 9725 9605 7165 Su
0700-0800 Bulgarian 15215 11855 9625
1100-1200 Bulgarian 17730 11915 9725
1500-1600 Bulgarian 17895 15370 9625
1600-1700 Persian 12025 11730 9680 6040
1600-1700 Bulgarian 15370 11740 9625
1600-2000 Romanian 9725 7165 6155
1700-1800 Serbo-croat 9695 7245 7115
1700-1800 Bulgarian 11915 11740 9625
1900-2000 Latvian 9505 7255 5955
2000-2030 Serbo-croat 9690 9600 7180
2000-2100 Bulgarian 11915 7295 6115
2100-2200 Lithuanian 7255 6150 5970
2100-2200 Serbo-croat 9680 7165 5955
2200-2300 Estonian 7255 7155 6140

Check out 7415 at 0300 when VOA is interfering with WBCQ. Indeed VOA is back on this channel it had been using seasonally long before it became the only outlet for the new WBCQ. But this clash should have been avoided by coordination — wake up, frequency managers! VOA was way on top of WBCQ here at 0300, but by 0430 WBCQ had the advantage, — this can’t go on. On the other hand, it makes William Cooper four nights a week even more unlistenable than usual, so there’s a silver lining (26-Oct/Hauser-OK) [expect a resolution of this conflict soon!- AQ]

2939.84H KVLH, Pauls Valley OK, 0050 Super-strong with FM country format and no ads at all; 0124 ID for “KVLH-KTOK”. 2 x 1469.92. (8- Nov/Novello-NC)

25910 WJFP Fort Pierce, 1523-1600, with Gospel program in English and several IDs, FM feeder; quite good at times, but heavy fading; completely disappearing soon after getting dark outside (15- Nov/Kuhl/DSWCI DX-Window/Petersen-DEN)

Radio Marti, all in Spanish:

0000-0300 6030 7365
0300-0400 6030 7365 7405
0400-0500 6030 7405
0500-0900 6030
0900-1000 5890 6030
1000-1200 5890 6030
1200-1400 7405 9565
1400-1500 11930 13820
1500-1700 11815 11930 13820
1700-1800 9825 11815 11930 13820
1800-2200 9825 11930 13820
2200-2300 11930 13820 15330
2300-2400 6030 13820 15330

(IBB website/Norfolk)

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URUGUAY

While visiting 9650-Emisora Ciudad de Montevideo we learned from Jorge Yizmeyian that they are thinking to leave the current frequency in the 31mb and take amove into the 49mb (still on an unknown channel). He did no mention of the also assigned 19mb fqcy and probably there is no connection with the pair of 49 mb frequencies recently offered by the telecom authorities. (Nigro- URU)

A Brief Summary of Current Uruguay Activity on SW:

ACTIVE STATIONS:

6125 CXA4 SODRE, Montevideo 1000-1245 // CX6 (MW 650) Class mx program. 1245-0100 // CX38 (MW1290) Educative programs, specifically IDs as “Radio Educativa SODRE” in the period 1700-2100. 0100-0300 // CX6 (MW 650) Class mx program. QSL info: Send your rpts to “Radioactividades,”c/o Sr Luis “Lula” Ignacio Moreira, P.O.Box 7011, 11000 Montevideo. He is co-producer of this program on mass media and DX- ing,that has been bcst for ten years over CX26, and which is the descendant of the old (and defunct) “DX Club del Uruguay.” You can contact them also via their website at <www.chasque.apc.org/radioact> and E-mail at radioact@chasque.apc.org

6140 CXA20 R. Montecarlo, Montevideo 1030-1530 //CX20(MW930). 1405-1425 carries “Aqui Roma,” produced by “RAI (Radio Televisione Italiana), Representacion para las Americas,” a trilingual Italian nx program (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese), produced in the office of RAI in Montevideo (RAI’s ADDR: Av. 18 de Julio 1044, 11100 Montevideo, URUGUAY). A 2KW xmtr is used, the same for all Montecarlo/Oriental SW channels. Inverted-V ant., NE. QSL info: The station is confirming with QSL-lt v/s: Alexi Haysaniuk, Gerente Tecnico, who is also a ham. In good relations with him, I personally have been helping foreign DXers, intermediating with tapes and rcpn rpts that are sent to my QTH and which I forward to Mr. Haisaniuk. They have E-mail but I would suggest to forward rpts via snail-mail.

9595 CXA72 R. Montecarlo, Montevideo, 2330-0300(of the folowing day). //930, but has occasionally been hrd relaying certain programs of CX12 R. Oriental MW730 (specially sports) in the past. Carries “Aqui Roma” 0205-0222. Dipole ant, NE. QSL info see above.

9650 CXA42 Emisora Ciudad de Montevideo, Montevideo 1300-2130 //CX42 (MW 1370). Occasionally extends s/off when special sport broadcasts and during summer Carnival in Feb, first of Mar every year, when bcsts are made of the “Concurso de Agrupaciones Carnavalescas” from the “Teatro de Verano del Parque Rodo,” a classical carnival competition.PWR:1.5 KW. QSL info:f/d QSl-cd issued, no rp required. v/s: Aramazd Yizmeyian, owner.

11735 CXA7 R. Oriental, Montevideo 1630-2330 //CX12 (MW 730). Sked may be extended when special sports bcsts. Carries “Aqui Roma” 2205-2220. Xmtr, same as 6140/9595. Ant: Dipole oriented to Europe. QSL-info, see 6140

INACTIVE STATIONS:

6045 CXA61, R. Sarandi Sport, Montevideo (ex-R. Sport or Libertad Sport, ex-R. Integracion Americana, with xter in Rivera during past years). SW channel for MW 890. Owner has declared there is no interest in using SW for the moment, but has not returned license.

6075 CXA3 LV de Artigas, Artigas, SW channel for CX118 (MW 1180). Lack of 4-400 tubes. Reportedly plans to resume, but date unknown. See Future Plans.

9620 CXA6 SODRE, Montevideo. //CX26 (MW 1050), faulty transformer. Resuming delayed because almost no funds are devoted to SODRE’s SW activity. QSL info see 6125 ,above.

11835 CXA19 R. El Espectador, Montevideo, in a recent QSL-lt to a Canadian DXer for a 1993 rpt I have helped him to get (and which tok a month of efforts), current Gerente de Programacion: Sr. Oscar Pessano states that “SW xmssns are “suspended” (note that he doesn’t write “dropped”) in favor of all-day RealAudio bcsts over their website at <www.espectador.com>. The stn is having its 75 anniversary next month. I presented him an idea of making special “a la St. Helena” bcsts using this inactive xter (if something remains of it),during the anniversary, but no answer was given.

15275 SODRE, inactive for a long period.

FUTURE PLANS:

6035 CXA30 R. Nacional, Montevideo -INACTIVE- (used to //CX30 MW 1130). Has expectations to return to SW, but their economical situation is not easy and the stn plans are slow. Plans are to adapt to SW use their current MW xter (of Czech origin). But one of the new MW xters was broken, and this is delaying the process.

6055 CXA? To be assigned soon. Usually well informed source indicated that MW stn CW148 R. Universo, Castillos, Depto. de Rocha has applied for this channel. Awaiting official granting.

6075 CXA3 LV de Artigas, Artigas -INACTIVE- some reports indicate that they plan to resume in a future but no date given. See below.

6155 CXA? To be assigned soon. Applicants for this channel were CW155, R. Sarandi del Yi,Sarandi del Yi, Depto. de Durazno, also CW155 R. Universo, Castillos, (as 6055) and two other persons located in Montevideo (intermediates?). Awaiting official granting.

9620 SODRE, Montevideo -INACTIVE- if technical problem, as read above, is solved would be on the air again relaying CX26 MW 1050, 1000-0300. Budget to SODRE’s SWs is almost nil. The MW stn, however has continued to ID mentioning also this fqcy.

31mb LV de Artigas has revealed interest in opening a fq in this band, but no more info available.

15230 CXA142 Emisora Ciudad de Montevideo, still no date for starting here. Station seemingly has not hurry and State doesn’t force them. (Nigro-URU)

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UZBEKISTAN

Radio Uzbekistan 1st home sce was observed on 8082, //4850. (4-Oct/Spremberg-GER/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

Current observed schedule of Radio Tashkent:

0000-0030 Uighur 5040
0100-0130 English 5955 5975 7105 7285 9540
0130-0200 Dari 5955 5975 7285
0130-0230 Uzbek* 7105 9540
0200-0230 Pushtu 5955 5975 7105 7285 9540
0230-0330 Uzbek** 5955 5975 7105 7285 9540
0330-0430 Uzbek* 7105 9540
0500-1300 Uzbek* 15165 15330
1200-1230 English 5060 5975 6025 9715
1230-1300 Urdu 5060 5975 6025 9715
1300-1330 Hindi 5060 5975 6025 9715
1300-1330 Uzbek* 15330
1330-1400 English 5060 5975 6025 9715
1330-1400 Uighur 5040
1330-1400 Uzbek* 7105 15330
1400-1430 Uighur 5040
1400-1430 Urdu 5060 5975 6025 9715
1400-1430 Uzbek* 7105
1430-1500 Chinese 5040
1430-1500 Hindi 5040
1430-1550 Uzbek* 7105 9540
1500-1530 Uighur 5040
1520-1550 Dari 5975 6025 7285
1550-1630 Uzbek** 5975 6025 7105 7285 9540
1630-1700 Farsi 5975 6025 7285
1630-1700 Uzbek* 7105 9540
1700-1730 Arabic 5975 6025 7285
1700-1730 Turkish 7105 9540
1730-1830 Uzbek** 5975 6025 7105 7285 9540
1830-1900 Farsi 5975 6025 7105 7285 9540
1900-1930 Arabic 5975 6025 7105 7285 9540
1935-2030 German 5025 5035 5060 7105 9540 11905
2030-2100 English 7105 9540
2100-2300 Uzbek 7105 9540
2330-0000 Chinese 5040

Uzbek*=Uzbek R. HS 2nd program (//4850 0000-2300) Uzbek**=FS (R. Vatandosh) Uighur at 0000, 1330, 1400 and 1500 only as a tentative language. (28-29-Oct/Timofeyev-RUS)

IBRA/TASHKENT After a brief stay on 7400 khz IBRA Radio in Begnali from Tashkent is now back on 15470 khz at 1330-1400 hrs. (30- Oct/Dasgupta-IND)

TWR/CIS The Indian service of TWR via CIS relay is now as follows: 0000-0030 7430 (ex 9430), 0030-0200 hrs on 9825 (ex 12035), 1130- 1600 hrs 7420 khz (ex 12005). (30-Oct/Dasgupta-IND)

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VATICAN CITY STATE

Vatican Radio, thru March 1999:

0330-0345 Albanian 4005
0345-0400 Slovenian 4005
0400-0415 Croatian 4005
0415-0430 Czech 4005 5880
0430-0445 Slovak 4005 5880
0445-0500 Hungarian 4005 5880
0500-0520 Polish 4005 5880 7250
0520-0540 German 4005 5880 7250
0540-0600 French 4005 5880 7250
0600-0620 English 4005 5880 7250
0620-0630 Italian 4005 5880 7250
0630-0700 Mass Latin 4005 5880 6185 7250 9645 11740 15595
0700 Ital/FF/EE 4005 5880 6185 7250 9645 11740 15595
0710 Mass-Romanian 7250 9645 Su
0745 Arabic 5880 7250 9645 15595 Mo-Fr
0830 Mass-Italian 7250 Su
0930 Mass-Oriental 11740 15595 17550 Su
1000 Papal Audience 5880 We
1100 Angelus 5880 9645 11740 15595 21850 Su
1100 Ital/FF/EE 5880 9645 11740 15595 21850 Mo-Fr
1110 Italian 5880 Su
1130 French 11740 Sa
1150 Spanish 11740 Sa
1300 Italian 5880 9645 11740 15595 21850
1400 SS/Port 9645 11740
1500 GG/Polish 5880 7250 9645
1530 Italian 5880 7250 9645 Fr
1530 Music 5880 7250 9645 Fr
1600 Vespers 5880 7250 9645
1630 Italian 5880 7250 9645
1700 FF/English 4005 5880 7250 9645 15595
1730-1740 Albanian 4005 5880 7250
1740-1800 Slovenian 4005 5880 7250
1800-1810 Croatian 4005 5880 7250
1810-1830 Hungarian 4005 5880 7250
1830-1840 Czech 4005 5880 7250
1840-1900 Slovak 4005 5880 7250
1900-1920 Polish 4005 5880 7250
1920-1940 German 4005 5880 7250
1940-2000 Rosary 4005 5880 7250 9645 11625
2000-2020 Italian 4005 5880 7250 9645 11625
2020 Esperanto 4005 5880 Su
2030-2050 French 4005 5880 7250
2050-2110 English 4005 5880 7250
2110-2130 Spanish 4005 5880 7250
2130-2140 Portuguese 4005 5880 7250
2140-2200 Arabic 4005 5880 7250
2200-2310 Italian 4005 5880
2310 Music 4005 5880

(10-Oct/Vatican Radio/BDXC Hotline/Nieuwenhuis-HOL)

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VENEZUELA

9640 Ecos del Torbes 2124 man in Spanish with play-by- play of sporting event (presumably ftbol), including lots of gooooooooals. Stronger than // 4980, which was just beginning to fade in; buried at 2130 by AWR s/on. First time I’ve heard the 31M channel in ages. (1-Nov/Hill-MA)

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VIETNAM

Voice of Vietnam is absent from 10060 at present. Not clear if this is a frequency change or transmitter failure (25- Oct/van den Boogert/DSWCI DX Window/Petersen-DEN)

Regionals audible here incl Lao Cai 5597 and 6668 (both vary +/-1 kHz or so) at 1200-1340 (noted 8 Nov among others). Both freqs in // whenever I have checked. Also UNID location on 6468, 1000-1030 & 1200-1330, addit relays Hanoi HS prgr1 0930!-1000 //5925, 9875 on certain days only. No trace found of Son La on clear channel 4740, may have changed freq or be inactive. (9- Nov/Davies-THA/BC-DX/Bueschel-GER)

4740 Son La, no trace found of on clear channel, may have changed freq or be inactive. (Alan Davies, Hua Hin-THA, Nov 9 in BC_DX/DSWCI DX-Window/Petersen-DEN)

4796v R. Son La (t), 1347-1358*, in local language, local singing, short final ann – unusual strong signal, but with severe QRM from a utility transmitter (13-Oct/Timofeyev-RUS/DSWCI DX Window)

4959.7 V. of Vietnam, Hanoi 2205 Woman in Vietnamese giving the 1-2-3-4 count for morning calisthenics; somewhat stronger than // 5924.6. Much better reception than usual. This one seems to alternate between 4959.7 and 4960 these days. (7-Oct/Hill- MA)

5034.74 Dia Tieng Noi, Hanoi, 1155 Hmong language service with fragile-sounding reed instrument mx to 1159, short orchestral theme with probable ID spoken over by M then by W, bit of talk by W, then into extended talk by M after 1200, then into solo vocalizations by W 1210. All // 6165 which was stronger, and lasted until AIR *1229. Growl on xmtr but good audio on a very good Asian morning; and definitely varying from 5035.00 as logged by Hans van den Boogert in September. (20-Nov/Novello-NC)

5597 Lao Cai, 1200-1340, also other days, and 6668 (both vary +/- 1 kHz or so). Both freqs in // whenever I have checked. (8- Nov/Davies-THA/BC-DX/DSWCI DX-Window/Petersen-DEN)

6468 UNID location, 1000-1030 & 1200-1330, addit relays Hanoi HS prgr1 0930!-1000 //5925, 9875 on certain days only. (9-Nov/Davies- THA/BC-DX/DSWCI DX-Window/Petersen-DEN)

6494v R. Cao Bang, 1236-1359*, in local language with nx at 1300-1305, also a lot of local songs -poor to fair with an almost good signal at approx. 1250-1320 (time of local sunset, I suppose…), very poor modulation. (13-Oct/Timofeyev- RUS/DSWCI DX Window)

7154.4 RTV Bac Thai, 1314-till approx.1400, in local language, local music and singing; weak. (13-Oct/Timofeyev-RUS/DSWCI DX Window)

Updated summary of Domestic Services in Vietnam, for those stations known to be operational, based on actual recent monitoring in South Asia by Bob Padula. Details of some local morning services are not known. Frequencies and broadcast times are subject to variation, for Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Cao Bang.

4681 Lao Cai Broadcasting Station 1000-1300 Vn Ve
4740 Son La Broadcasting Station, Tuyen Quang, 0300-1400 Vn
4960 Voice of Vietnam (2) Hanoi 2200-1600 Vn
5030 Voice of Vietnam (Hmong Service) Hanoi 1200-1600 Hm
5597 Lao Cai Broadcasting Station 1000-1330 Vn Ve
5925 Voice of Vietnam (1) Hanoi 2200-1600 Vn
6165 Voice of Vietnam (Hmong Service) Hanoi 1200-1600 Hm
6386 Radio Yen Bai 1000-1300 Vn drift ex 6542
6516 Radio Cao Bang 0300-0500 Vn, severe drift
6516 Radio Cao Bang, 0230-1400 Vn severe drift
6696 Lao Cai Broadcasting Station 2230-2300 Vn Ve
6696 Lao Cai Broadcasting Station 0500-0600 Vn Ve
7153 Radio Bac Thai, Tainquyen 0300-0600 Vn relays Hanoi 0500-0530
7153 Radio Bac Thai, Tainquyen 0900-1420 Vn relays Hanoi 1100-1130
10060 Voice of Vietnam (1) Hanoi 2200-1600 Vn [see above – AQ]
12035 Voice of Vietnam (2) 2200-1600 Vn

(Padula/EDXP)

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YEMEN

5950 R. Yemen, Sana, *0300-0330, one more reactivation after some months of silence, 1 time signal, opening ann, ID, long NA, Quran reading and singing, //9780.3 (*0255 witn unusual “bird trill” IS) (14-Oct/Timofeyev-RUS/DSWCI DX Window)

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RADIO FREE IRAQ

Radio Free Iraq began at 1600 UTC on Friday, October 30. Schedule from 30-Oct thru 27-Mar:

0300-0400 5965K 7110K 7275K 9740L
1600-1700 6130K 9540W 9850L 11915W

K=Kavala L=Lampertheim W=Woofferton (Effective: Oct 30 1998 – Mar 27 1998)

A source within Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) tells CRW that Radio Free Iraq (RFI) “is starting out modestly.” Programs will last one hour and will be broadcast to Iraq twice, at 1600 UTC and repeated at 0300 UTC. She also indicates that broadcasts will eventually increase to six hours a day with more Arabic programs and the addition of a Kurdish-language service.

Chris Noonan Sturm, the Internet Project Director for RFE/RL, is organizing the Internet efforts for RFI and said today “We expect to bring… (the webpage) live either this evening (6 p.m. ET, 2300 UTC) or tomorrow when the broadcasts begin.”

The URL for Radio Free Iraq will be: <http://www.rferl.org/bd/iq/> Radio Free Iraq Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, D.C., 20036 USA

Radio Free Iraq’s schedule is to be officially released with the activation of the station’s homepage, raising questions about how its managers plan to attract listeners in Iraq. The release of the schedule at such a late hour, according to CRW sources, is to undermine potential jamming efforts on behalf of Saddam Hussein’s regime. “RFI is being publicized through other means in Iraq,” they tell CRW.

RFE/RL’s Farsi-language service to Iran will also begin on October 30, however, CRW was unable to obtain a copy of the schedule for security reasons. “Their jamming mechanism is much more difficult to break,” the source said. Interested listeners can access RFE/RL’s website for information when it is publicly available. (Clandestine Radio Watch/Schoech-GER) (DX’ers can now kiss Ethiopia-7110 goodbye – AQ) (DX’ers can now kiss Ethiopia-7110 goodbye – AQ)

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UNIDENTIFIED

There is a weak signal on 6055 after Rwanda goes off, heard virtually every day, but neither Al Quaglieri-NY or I have been able to figure out who this is. (Sundstrom-NJ) Re the weak stn you and Tom Sundstrom are hearing on 6055 after Rwanda s/off at 2100 (DXW 139), a possibility is JOZ. Beginning around this time of year, we move toward grayline at that hour — sunrise in Japan, sunset here. The 3925 outlet becomes fairly regular for about two months around 2100-2200, and there’s no reason the 6055 outlet wouldn’t propagate as well. (Hill-MA)

UNID Russian 6915, 2150 western songs man in Russian, ad “upotenie” then close at 2200*; modulation problems (19-Nov/Liangas-GRC)

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RAMADAN

Ramadan will begin on December 20th this year. (Veldhuis/DSWCI DX- Window/van den Boogert-TAI)

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