Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Blog Logs


A sampling from hobbyist shortwave monitoring. Thank you to those that have contributed their latest logs, and to the kind newsletters who graciously permit us to share their information with radio hobbyists. Your contributions are always welcome at the above masthead email address. Tell the world what your hearing !
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All times UTC/ frequency in kHz (kilohertz) // parallel frequency
* Sign-on  / Sign-off *
English unless otherwise indicated

Logs edited for clarity

Australia
17795, Radio Australia. "Talking Point" program ID, followed by report on the Asian Black-Spined toad, an invasive species. Good signal // 17840 was poor. Australia's ABC VL8T-Tennant Creek. Recordings musical performances at 1218 // 4835 with good signal. (Sellers).

Bolivia
3310.00, Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, 0020-0047. Spanish talk, 0032 instrumental music with vocalist, good signal. Also noted at 1000, Jul 03. (Wilkner). Also heard at 0115-0125, Jun 25, Quechua announcement to music - best in USB due to digital noise in LSB, SINPO 12221. (Petersen/DX Window 509)

6024.97 Radio Patria Nueva, Discovered that the station's streaming audio at www.patrianueva.bo/ was 1:26 behind the live studio audio. Accounting for the delay, I was able to hear one of the three "Patria Nueva" station ID's during the promo at 2359: 37, despite Voice of Vietnam (via Albania relay) playing music and splattering over. Also heard mentions on "El Mundo." The other IDs just did not make it through. (Sellers).

9818.9, Radio Nove de Julho, São Paulo, SP. For many months is on the air daily only at 0800-0100. From 0100 till 0800 is the program called "Com A Mae Aparecida" ( Together with Mother Aparecida) - they spell it "Com a Mue Aparecida". During the program the IDs are also "Radio Nacional", "Radio Nacional Agora....". Over 100 Brazilian stations are relaying " Com A Mae...", but  I heard on shortwave only on 9819.9 // 5035, 6135, 9630 and 11855. At 0100 they are announcing some of the names of sister stations. Com A Mae on 5035, 6135, 9630 and 11855 is at 2300 - 0800. Mon-Fri 2200-2300 on same frequencies and on 9819 is the program " A Voz do Brasil". (Pankov/DX Window 509)

11780.00, R Nacional da Amazônia, Brasília, DF, 2010-2025. Excited Portuguese football report about Colombia vs Uruguay in World Cup. Also heard Jul 04 at 2000-2220, excited live Portuguese football report from the match Brazil vs Colombia. At 2008 and 2128 Brazil had two goals with this report: "Goooooooooooooal", whereas when James Rodriguez from Colombia scored at 2139, it was just "Goal"! 45333. (Méndez, Mille and Petersen). Also heard at 0800-0830, Jun 28, ID, news report(?), QRM is CNR (China), Brazil was a good match for China about signal (not soccer), also I felt heterodyne signal sometimes, 32332. (Wagai/DX Window 509)

11915, Radio Gaúcha, Porto Alegre, RS, 0043-0112. Talk in Portuguese with canned announcements at 0048. A canned ID at 0059 followed by time pips and advertisements.  Series of remote reports and telephone interviews. Poor to fair. (Rich D’Angelo, PA/DX Window 509)

Botswana
4930, Voice of America relay. Musical station ID, at 0430 "VOA International Edition". African news in depth. Signal poor at SINPO 35232 // 4960 via São Tome' also of poor quality. (Harold Sellers, BC Canada)

Brazil
4865, Radio Alvorada/Londrina 2350-0000. Portions of religious homily in Portuguese. Children's vocal chorus to congreation prayers recitation. "Alvarado" identification and station promo, um rádio da família," station frequency and studio location. Promotionals from announcer, ID repeat and mentions of "QSL" and location. Choir's religious hymn at 2358. Piano music to additional promo. Musical jingle ID into contemporary religious praise music, monitored to 0005. (Gayle Van Horn, NC)

4935, Radio Capixaba. Parallel programming with Deus é Amor. Portuguese pentecostal religious sermon before lively congregation. Ocassional breaks for choir vocals. By following the programming format, and one-on-one responses, and shouts of hallelujah, I believe this was a pentecostal faith healing event, which extended to 0037. Promotional for program, pastor's name, station ID and frequency. Item for book offer with São Paulo address. Piano music and quick promo. Local time check into religious sermon and crowd testimonials. Programming monitored to 0045. (Van Horn)

5990 Radio Nacional da Amazonia 0835. End of Brazilian music to deep-voiced announcer taking phone calls. Talk and mentions of Parana, São Paulo, Puerto Alegro. Return to Braz pops at 0847. Fair signal // with tremendous signal on 6180.01. (Sellers). Streaming audio http://radios.ebc.com.br/

9818.75, Radio Nove de Julho from São Paulo at 0108. Portuguese Catholic music and announcer's text. Poor signal quality. Brazil's Super Radio Deus é Amor at 0205 with Christian music and sermon // 6120 very poor. (Sellers).

China
5050, Beibu Bay Radio (BBR), Nanning, 1300. “the time now is 9 PM, Beibu Bay Radio,” followed by sound of cuckoo. Very distinctive. Signal fair and no hint of AIR Aizawl being here today. Only BBR heard today (Ron Howard, CA/DX Window 509)

5969.99, Gannan PBS, Hezuo, 1230-1240. Station ID. Chinese language is on the air at this time every day, signal at this time which is strong and stable in Japan, SINPO 44343. (Wagai/DX Window 509)

Clandestine
6135, Voice of Freedom, Hwaseong, 1134-1420. Found the first day that the DPRK finally decided to use the effective white noise heavy jamming, instead of the recently heard ineffective Shiokaze type jamming (pulsating noise). At 1300 impossible to make out one word of the "H?o H?o English” lesson for English and Chinese, but Jul 04 had only light pulsating noise jamming. (Howard). Also heard at 1805, Jul 05, Korean to North Korea. (Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria/DX Window 509)

Colombia
5910.06, Alcaraván Radio, Lomalinda, 2325-2335. Spanish religious talk, SINPO 35333. (Petersen). Also heard at 0530-0545. Latin American songs, SINPO 24322. (Méndez/DX Window 509)

Cuba
4765, Radio Progreso, 0315-0323. Spanish program of old pop Latin American songs as "Me lo dijo Adela," and Black is Black by Los Bravos. SINPO 24322. (Manuel Méndez, Spain/HCDX)

6000.Radio Habana Cuba, La Habana, 0140-0148. Arnie Coro telling in English, how his amateur radio proved successfull during an emergency on Cuba, SINPO 55444. (Anker Petersen/DX Window 509)

Guatemala
4055, Radio Verdad, 0455-0508. Spanish religious comments and music. SINPO 14321. (Méndez) Streaming audio http://www.radioverdad.org/

India
5050, AIR Aizawl, 1209-1235. Back on the air today mixing with Beibu Bay Radio (China). Subcontinent music, 1220-1225 in English ("commentary" ?), 1230 "this is All India Radio." News and sports in English. By 1235 it was a real mess on 5050, as they were both of equal strength. (Ron Howard, CA/DX Window 509)

9870, AIR, Bengaluru, 1143-1200. “Phir Wohi Raat Hai Khwab Ki” Kishore Kumar, cover song of Carpenters – Sing(?). It’s possible to hear well many Indian songs every day at this schedule. I think that it’s quite an interesting song for people in Europe and the US, SINPO 45343. (Wagai/DX Window 509)

3344.87, RRI Ternate, 1153-1230. Nice to have this back on the air for Ramadan. Mostly reciting from the Qur'an. Did not carry the Jakarta news at 1201, at 1230 light music, segment of phone calls and more reciting from the Qur'an. Signal began very poor and slowly improved. (Ron Howard, CA/DX Window 509)

4869.90v, RRI Wamena, 1239. Another Thursday edition of Kang Guru Indonesia (KGI), already in progress. Nice to find they are carrying their programs in sequence, with today being # 8504. First aired in February. History of International Woman's Day. Signal was poor, but semi-readable. (Ron Howard, CA/DX Window 509)

9525.87, Voice of Indonesia, Cimanggis, *0947-1139; 1005-1055 in English with “Exotic Indonesia” joint production between VOI Jakarta and "95.3 FM, RRI Denpasar" (Bali). News and "Today in History", live time check for "it's 6:30" in Bali (1030 UT). Chatting about activities in Bali. Chinese at 1100 with segment preempted by special "live program" in English. Many spots about the upcoming presidential and VP election, between pop songs, segment about South Kalimantan and their local music. (Ron Howard, CA/DX Window 509)

Iran
12080, VOIRI/IRIB Kamalabad ar 0228 in Arabic with Islamic programming. Chors at 0230 to presumed national anthem. lady announcer's text amid poor signal quality. Station monitored in Uzbek service on 11880 at 0223. Just after sign-on with traditional Arabic music and presumed anthem. Call to Prayers at 0225. (Sellers). Streaming audio www.irib.ir

Kuwait
15540, Radio Kuwait, Kabd, 1941-2100.* English feature about development activities in Kuwait to 1956 pop music. Several nice IDs, news at 2049 followed by closing pop music selection. At 2058 ID and closedown announcements to orchestra national anthem.  5+1 time pips at 2100, ID in Arabic and music fanfare just before carrier cut. Signal fair. (Rich D’Angelo, PA?DX Window 509)

Malaysia
9835 RTM Sarwak FM at 1014. Studio porgram with DJ format in Bahasa Malaysian. Southeast Asian music to ID, talk and ID repeat at 1025. Apparent "canned" station promo and ID over music at 1031. Station was off the air earlier due to antenna problems. (Sellers)  Streaming audio www.rtmsarawak.gov.my/ Station noted on 11665 at 1315 in Bahasa Malaysian. Station IDs of Wai FM and radio Malaysia. Strong signal. (Sellers).

Micronesia
4755l5 The Cross Radio at 1144 with announcer's talk about addictions and how God helped him. Pastor at 1148 before an audience. Religious music to DTMF tones heard shutting down transmitter. Poor signal quality. (Sellers).

Morocco
9575, Radio Mediterranee Intl/Radio Medi. French programming at 0438 with intros for American tune Stupid Cupid by Mandy Moore, followed by continued French pop vocals. Signal fair. (Sellers).
Streaming audio http://www.medi1.com/

Oman 
15355, Radio Sultanate of Oman, 2326-2352.* Two male announcer speaking in the Arabic language. Station ID at 2330, more talk. At 2340 Middle Eastern music with brief talks between selections, carrier terminated mid-song at 2352. Good signal. (Rich D’Angelo, PA/DX Window 509)

Peru
4835.05, Ondas del Suroriente, Quillabamba, 2350-2358. Music and Spanish announcement heard several times lately with good signal. (Nilsson and Wilkner/DX Window 509)

4955.023, Radio Cultura Amauta, 0015-0030. Spanish conversations from two male's , followed by a two extensive text in Spanish. May have been a religiour or political gathering. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

North Korea
11710, Voice of Korea at 1337 with classical music, followed by discussion about re-unification of the Koreans. Good signal, heard on // 9435. (Sellers).

Palau
9965 Radio Australia relay at 1320 with Saturday Night Country program and a promo for the Hot Country Ultimate Party (a CD ?). Fair signal quality. Streaming audio www.radioaustralia.net.au
World Harvest Radio's Palau relay on 9930 at 1321. Saturday/Sunday broadcast with religious sermon. Station ID for Waymaker Ministries. Noted on 11600 at 1438-1500 from Palau relay. (Sellers).

Papua New Guinea
3205 NBC Sandaun at 1202 in Tok Pisin/Pidgin language. newscast but too weak to confirm if in English. Frequencies 3260 and 3365 kHz were also heard in parallel but signal was very weak. (Sellers). PNG's NBC East New Britain on 3385 at 1150 with time check and phone number at 1159  playing Zamfir music and off suddenly off the air at 1200. (Sellers).

Rwanda
11800, Deutsche Welle relay at 0513. Interview concerning Nigeria for a fair signal quality. Relay also heard on 12070 // 11800 with drama/documentary about African family that has emigrated to Europe. (Sellers).

South Africa
3345, Channel Africa 0425. Vernacular (Afrikaans ?) conversation from male/female in an interview. Poor signal quality. BBC's Meyerton, South African relay heard on 11945 at 0519. Newsday program discussing a confederence on sexual violence. Sports headlines at 0521 for good signal. (Sellers)

Swaziland
4775, Trans World Radio. German religious sermon, followed by a hymn. Signal fair-poor with CODAR interference. Also noted on 9500 at 0515 in English (Sellers)

Tajikistan
15195, Radio Free Asia at 1358 in Tibetan. Two men in discussion to 1359. Taped announcements and off the air at 1400. Signal jammed by Firedrake up to 1400. Poor signal quality (Sellers).

Uganda
7194.98, UBC R, Kampala, 2204-2210. Latin American music, 2210 Central African language accent presenter, S=9+10dB strength here in southern Germany, extended programme during Ramadan? (Bueschel). Also heard in Japan at 2000-2100, but not confirmed by ID. (Wagai). Not heard Jul 07 and 08 at 1855-2040. (Anker Petersen, Denmark/DX WIndow 509)

Uzbekistan
15735 NHK/Radio Japan relay. News text from duo at 1402, // 11705 via Palau relay for very poor signal. (Sellers).

United States
9920, KNLS Alaska at 1500. Signing on with interval signal and ID as, "this is Alaska calling." Fair signal. Additional monitoring on 7355. Christian music followed by 'the new life station KNLS" to entertainmeny news. Fair signal. (Sellers).

Vatican City State
11625, Vatican Radio at 0503. News of Pope's weekly events including coverage of meeting with presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority at the Vatican. Fair signal quality. (Sellers) Vatican's Madagascar relay heard on 13765 and 11625 with African news. Streaming audio http://www.radiovaticana.va/# 

Monday, July 07, 2014

Walter Brodowsky, set to retire from Media Broadcast

One of several QSLs from Media Broadcast
As many of you folks know, Walter was the person behind issuing verifications (QSL Replies) from
first DTK-Julich and then later from Media Broadcast. Speaking for myself, his dedication to his responsibility to verification replies was a first.He will be missed and hopefully his replacement will carry on this tradition........
Edward Kusalik

Received this e-mail:
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Customers,

Special greetings from MEDIA BROADCAST’s Headquarter at Cologne.

I would like to let you know that after  43 years on duty of which  approx. 38 years in different (technical and commercial) functions in  short-wave business surprisingly I received a remarkable offer from my
Employer MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH to realize a special form of early retirement which I really couldn't refuse.

As I agreed with that offer in result my last working day on duty in the office will be Friday, 18th July 2014.

Regarding MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH’s short-wave business, my successor will be my colleague Michael Pütz who is well known as Frequency Manager during the most recent “High Frequency Coordination Conference” (HFCC) and “Group of Eight” frequency coordination business for many years
already. Please be so kind and send all your email correspondence to Michael’s email address instead of mine in the future.  Please note Michael's phone contact as following: *_+49 221 7101 5319_*

Volker Behling, who is also well known at customer side will be supporting the commercial activities, too. Please note Volkers phone contact as following: *_+49 221 7101 5316_*

Having said that, I have to admit that I will leave my long lasting employment which was mainly focused on all aspects of global short-wave business with a “laughing” and a “crying eye” – the laughing eye because from that date as mentioned above I will be able to take full time opportunity for new challenges and new projects which will have more private character and which were not possible to be realized until yet due to lack of time availability. For me, this is a real dream come through having the complete freedom to do this now and start a new segment in my life as having much more time available for my family including children and grandchildren.But also I will leave with a crying eye by closing that door behind in my life when I think back of all those fine people who I was allowed and privileged to meet and to talk to during meetings and customer contacts as well as during all those HFCC conferences face to face since 1995 when I started these commercial activities regarding short-wave business.

Let me take this opportunity to say “thank you very much” to all of you for a long term good business partnership in the best spirit to create a better world which should be a little bit more peaceful as it is today.

By the way, I tried to forget nobody to inform, but if it should be so, please don’t feel insulted if I forgot somebody to put in the loop.

“Au revoir” and “wishing well” for you all, your families and your personal future and best wishes

Sincerely your’s and best regards
*Walter Brodowsky
*Head of Short-wave
Senior Expert Sales **

*MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH**
*Erna-Scheffler-Straße 1
51103 Cologne

t.          +49 (0) 221 7101 – 5356
f. +49 (0) 6081 100 68 7127
m. +49 (0) 171 563 9738

walter.brodowsky@media-broadcast.com
(Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2014 Jul 07 0135 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 30 June - 06 July 2014

Solar activity began the period at low levels with a C3/Sf flare at 30/1318 UTC from Region 2106 (N14, L=260 class/area Dao/140 on 04 Jul). Moderate levels were reached on 01 Jul when Region 2106
produced an M1 at 01/1123 UTC. Despite the vast areal coverage and magnetic complexity of Regions 2104 (S12, L=269 class/area Dkc/470 on 02 Jul), 2106, 2107 (S20, L=261 class/area Dko/340 on 02 Jul), 2108 (S08, L=239 class/area Eki/620 on 06 Jul) and 2109 (S08, L=219 class/area Ekc/830 on 05 Jul) solar activity remained at low levels for the rest of the period. A filament eruption centered near S43E59
was observed lifting off in SDO/AIA 193 imagery between 05/1800 - 06/0300 UTC but the subsequent coronal mass ejection was determined to be well south of the Sun-Earth line and is not expected to be
geoeffective. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal levels throughout the period. 

Geomagnetic field activity was at mostly quiet levels throughout the week with the exception of two isolated unsettled periods on 30 Jun between 0000 - 0300 UTC and 03 July between 0900 - 1200 UTC. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 07 July - 02 August 2014

Solar activity is likely to be moderate through 15 Jul as Regions 2104, 2106, 2107, 2108 and finally 2109 move across the visible disk and then rotate around the west limb. Low levels are expected with
only a chance for moderate activity from 16 - 24 Jul. Activity is expected to increase on 25 Jul with the anticipated return of these large and magnetically complex regions. Moderate activity is likely throughout the remainder of the period. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at normal levels throughout the period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be quiet from 07 - 08 Jul. Quiet to unsettled conditions are expected from 09 - 17 July with active periods possible on 15 Jul due to effects from a series of
coronal hole high speed streams (CH HSS). Mostly quiet conditions are expected for the remainder of the period with the exception of 26 Jul, when a recurrent weak CH HSS is expected to increase
activity to unsettled levels. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2014 Jul 07 0135 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2014-07-07
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2014 Jul 07     205           5          2
2014 Jul 08     205           5          2
2014 Jul 09     205           8          3
2014 Jul 10     190           8          3
2014 Jul 11     170           8          3
2014 Jul 12     160           8          3
2014 Jul 13     140           8          3
2014 Jul 14     135           8          3
2014 Jul 15     120          12          4
2014 Jul 16     110           8          3
2014 Jul 17     110           8          3
2014 Jul 18     110           5          2
2014 Jul 19     105           5          2
2014 Jul 20     100           5          2
2014 Jul 21     100           5          2
2014 Jul 22      95           5          2
2014 Jul 23      95           5          2
2014 Jul 24     100           5          2
2014 Jul 25     110           5          2
2014 Jul 26     125           8          3
2014 Jul 27     135           5          2
2014 Jul 28     140           5          2
2014 Jul 29     160           5          2
2014 Jul 30     160           5          2
2014 Jul 31     170           5          2
2014 Aug 01     175           5          2
2014 Aug 02     185           5          2
(NOAA)

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

QSL Report: July 2014


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Thanks to those who have contributed their latest QSL information, and the kind newsletters who graciously permit us to share their information with radio hobbyist. Your contributions are always welcome at the above masthead email address. Tell the world what your QSLing !
Gayle Van Horn W4GVH

Albania
Radio Tirana, 7465 kHz. Full data color card with photo of station personnel. Received for e-report to aibro@albanianonline.net (Dimitry Kutuzov, Ryazan, Russia/deneb-radio-dx/Anatoly Klepov/RUS DX 771) Website http://rtsh.sil.at/

Amateur Radio

China-BD8XY, 21.076 MHz/JT65. Full data color photo of seagulls in flight, signed by He Tao,Operator. Received in one month. Direct QSL address: Science & Information Department of Yunnan Public Security Office. Middle part of Guanfu Street Xishan district, Kunming Yunnan 650228 Republic of China. (Larry Van Horn, N5FPW, NC)

Germany-DK3RW, 17 meters SSB. Full data color Alsfeld Markplatz Market Place card. Received in total of two years via ARRL bureau. QSL direct address: DARC QSL Bureau, Lindenallee 4, 34225 Daunatal, Germany. (Van Horn)

Italy-IZ0MIO, 15 meters/JT65. Full data color flag/logo card, signed by Armando Bellini. Received within a ARRL bureau packet. (Van Horn)

Netherlands-PD5JOS. Full data color Dutch Amateur Radio Station card JT6. Received in one year via ARRL bureau. QSL direct address: Jos de Prenter, Begelskamp 6, 7414 CT Deventer, Netherlands. (Van Horn)

Poland-SN7Q, 15/40 meters SSB. Full data two-color card. Received in 462 days via ARRL bureau (SP7GIQ-QSL Manager). (Van Horn)

Portugal-CS4B (IOTA EU-040), 20 meters SSB. Full data color card. Received in 462 days via ARRL bureau. (CS1GDX-QSL Manager). (Van Horn)

Austria
Overcomer Ministry, 9460 kHz via Moosebrunn, Austria relay. Full data E-QSL, including transmitter site, power and azimuth as a Media BCB pdf. Accompanying cover letter from Walter Brodowsky, Head of Shortwave, Senior Expert Sales. Received in 12 hours for an e-report to  walter.broadowsky@media-broadcast.com (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada). Overcomer Ministry website www.overcomerministry.org


Bolivia
Radio Pio XII, Siglo XX, 5952.5 kHz. Partial data E-QSL from Felix Miranda Tórrez, Executive Director/Radio Pio XII. Received in a total time of six years and five months! Received after several follow-ups via postal mail with IRC's. felitorremi@hotmail.com (Gian Luigi Naj, Asti, Italy/playdx) Streaming audio http://www.radiopio12.com/

Clandestine
BBN Radio/Berekan Broadcasting Network via Issoudun, France, 15175 kHz. No data reply - only a "thanks." Received in five days for e-report to bbn@bbnourvoice.com. (Wendel Craighead, KS)

Radio Mehr 15680 kHz. Full data Media BCB pdf E-QSL, with transmitter and power notation via Walter Brodowsky, Head of Shortwave, Senior Expert Sales. Received in 48 hours for e-report to  walter.broadowsky@media-broadcast.com (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada)

Radio Impala via Talata Volondry, Madagascar. Verification in three weeks for an e-report to monitoring@mglob.mg. (Artur Fernández, Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/playdx)HCDX/Top News 1166)

Sawtu Linjiia, via Issoudun, France, 9800 kHz. Full data Media BCB pdf E-QSL, with transmitter and power notation via Walter Brodowsky, Head of Shortwave, Senior Expert Sales. Received in eight days for e-report to  walter.broadowsky@media-broadcast.com (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada).

Voice of the Martyrs, 7515 kHz. E-QSL from Pastor Tim Dillmuth. Received in two days for e-report to tdillmuth@seolusa.org (Gian Luigi Naj, Asti, Italy/playdx)

Germany
Atlantic 2000 International, 7310/9485 kHz, via MVBR Goehren/Radio 700. Verification received in two weeks for an e-report to atlantic2000international@gmail.com. (Artur Fernández, Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/playdx)

Echo of Europe, 7315 kHz via MBR Nauen. Full data E-QSL from Simon Marty. Received in one day for an e-report to contact@echoofeurope.eu (Artur Fernández, Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/playdx)

Gemeide Gottes Herford via HCJB Weenermoor, 3995 kHz. Verification and letter from Nikolai Ernst. Received in one month for e-report to info@gemeinde-gottes-herford.de (Artur Fernández, Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/playdx)

Geronimo SW, 9485 kHz via MVBR Goehren. E-QSL. Received in four weeks for an e-report to geronimoshortwave@hotmail.com (Artur Fernández, Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/playdx)

HCJB Global Voice, 11920 kHz. Full data Media Broadcast pdf page including the power/azimuth, via Walter Brodowsky. Cover letter included from e-report to Media Broadcast. Received in 34 days for e-report to walter.broadowsky@media-broadcast.com (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada). Streaming audio https://reachbeyond.org 

IBB/Voice of America-Deewa Radio via Nauen, Germany, 13590 kHz. Full data pdf page including the power/azimuth, via Walter Brodowsky. Cover letter included from e-report to Media Broadcast. Received in 34 days for e-report to walter.broadowsky@media-broadcast.com (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada).


Mighty KBC Radio via Nauen, Germany. Full data pdf page including the power/azimuth, via Walter Brodowsky. Accompanying cover response letter include. Received in 48 hours for e-report to  walter.broadowsky@media-broadcast.com (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada)

Missionswerk Voice of Hope, 3995 kHz via HCJB Weenermoor. Full data verification letter, signed by Kornelius Dueck. Received in three months QSL address: Eckenhsgener Str. 21, D-51580 Reichshof, Germany. (Artur Fernández, Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/playdx)

Radio Biafra London, via Wertachtal, 11870 kHz. E-QSL. Received in 21 months for e-report to qsl-shortwave@media-broadcast.com. (Artur Fernández, Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/playdx)

Radio Liberty "Caucasus Echo" program via Nauen, Germany 9585 kHz. Full data pdf page including the power/azimuth, via Walter Brodowsky, for the Russian service. Received in eight days for an e-report to  walter.broadowsky@media-broadcast.com (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada)

Shortwave Rock, 6045 kHz. E-QSL. Received in ten days for e-report to studio@shortwaverock.com (Gian Luigi Naj, Asti, Italy/playdx)

Medium Wave

Germany-Bayerischer Runkdunk, 801 AM kHz. E-QSL of photo teleradiovyshki. Received for e-report to techinfo@brnet.de (Dimitry Kutuzov, Ryazan, Russia/deneb-radio-dx/Anatoly Klepov/RUS DX 771)

Spain-SER Radop Zaragoza, 873 kHz AM. No data email. Received in six days. Follow-up reception report and audio clip sent to radiozaragoza@prisaradio.com. Reply came from Pablo Ignacio Blanco, Dpto. Técnico y Sistemas piblanco@prisaradio.com. This is a new veri-signer and a new email address. (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona, Spain/playdx)

USA-KHMO, 1070 kHz. Partial data letter on plain paper, signed by Gary Glaenzer, Technical Support. Received in 11 days for an AM report and $1.00US (returned). Station address: 119 N. 3rd Street, Hannibal, MO 63401 (Bill Wilkins, MO) Streaming audio available at tunein http://tunein.com/radio/KHMO-1070-s32991/

Myanmar
Myanmar Radio, 5985 kHz. Full data card, signed by Director Radio BC., Myanmar Radio/TV, via registered mail. Received in one year after follow-up. QSL address: Myanmar Radio & Television, 426 Pyay Road, Kamayut-11041, Myanmar. (Gian Luigi Naj, Asti, Italy/playdx) Website: www.mrtv.gov.mm 


Peru
Radio Logos, 4810 kHz Station verified my email report with an electronic attachment reply in one day, from Rat Rising, Project Director, and from Rafael Rodriguez R. (who actually sent the E-QSL based on Ray's instructions). Ray mentioned in his email that Radio Logos is located at the end of the road from the larger city of Tarapoto, Peru. The station's signal is beamed to the jungle state of Loreto in nine indigenous languages. This is also at the end of the electric power grid. This has presented problems with power surges damaging the TB-1000 one KW transmitter. Since it was installed in July 2012, it has been off the air three times. Once it was repaired by instructions via Skype video and twice by the engineer from Canada. The last time, more line voltage protection, including a ferro resonant transformer was added. The receivers are fixed tuned units from Galcom. These are sent to the rural areas. (signed, Ray Rising K4LWJ/HK3SR). Station website www.ethnicradio.org (Rich D'Angelo, PA/NASWA) Contact emails on the station website: Glenn Smith, Project Coordinator glennsmith@sil.org Wayne Borthwick, Engineer va7gf@yahoo.ca Postal contact: Ray Rising, Project Director, Ethnic Radio International (WBT) P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862-800 USA

South Korea
KBS World Radio, 9740 kHz. Full data QSL card, stickers, program guide and report forms. Received in 24 days for e-report to spanish@kbs.co.kr (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona, Spain/playdx) Streaming audio www.worldkbs.co.kr

United Arab Emirates
Trans World Radio via Dhabbaya, 11635 kHz. Full data pdf TWR Speaking Hope to the World page, from Mrs. Lorraine Stavropoulos - TWR Manzini. No transmitter site reference, despite request. Received for an e-report to Istavrop@twr.org. (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada).

United Kingdom
KBS World Radio relay via Woofferton, UK. Full data QSL card, stickers, program guide and report forms. Received in 24 days for an e-report to frend@kbs.co.kr (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona, Spain/playdx) Streaming audio www.worldkbs.co.kr

United States

Pan American Broadcasting/Radio Africa via Okeechobee, FL (WRMI) 15190 kHz. Full data QSL. Received in 13 weeks for an e-report to info@panambc.com  (Artur Fernández, Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/playdx)/HCDX/Top News 1166)

Utility
AGA4AR, 7457 kHz USB. Full data card featuring shuttle wind tunnel test, signed by Michael Glennon. QSL card was for verification of 2014 Armed Forces Day Crossband tests. Received in 18 days for reception report and a SASE (used for reply). Station address: 100 Kindle Dr., A101B/AF MARS, Arnold AFB, TN 37389. (Bill Wilkins, MO)

Chechia-CRO1, LW transmitter from Topolna 270 (closed in January 2014). Received a letter, QSL and cards directly from the Topolna station. Received in ten days for a utility report and one IRC. QSL address: Transmitter Station Topolna, Oblast Jizni Morava, RKS AM1 Topolna, CZ-687 11 Topolna, Czech Republic. (Gian Luigi Naj, Asti, Italy/playdx) The Czech government has decided to extend the service of
their longwave service on 270, but with reduced power of 50 kW. (Sylvain Naud, Quecbec, Canada/playdx)

NMC, 8574 kHz CW. Full data verification letter on Master Station Pacific letterhead, signed by D.A. Connolly, Cmdr., USCG, Commanding Officer. Received in 321 days. Eight days later, received a full data special USCG Night of Nights card, unsigned, but name on envelope was M. Leska, NMC QSL Manager. Received for a utility report and an address label (used for card). This was for the 2013 Night of Nights. Station address: USCG CAMPSPAC Point Reyes, 17000 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., Point Reyes, CA 94956 USA. (Bill Wilkins, MO)

NNN0ASF, 7394.5 kHz USB. Full data 2013 Armed Forces Day Crossband Test card, unsigned. Received in 354 days for a utility report and a SASE (used for reply). Station address: NAVCORSMARS STA., NNN0ASF, Attention: Mr Ken Knox, 109 West Elijah Street, Easton, MO 64443. Reception report was sent to the above address, however address on envelope was: Chief Navy Marine Corps MARS, Cheatham Annex Bldg. 117, 108 Sanda Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185-1015 USA. Postmark was stamped Richmond, VA. (Bill Wilkins, MO)

RAF Volmet, 11253 kHz. Full data E-QSL verification letter, signed by Squadron Leader-Baraf Peter Thorbjonsen, SO2 Air Mobility. Received for an e-report to peter.thorbjornsen@mod.uk (Gian Luigi Naj, Asti, Italy/playdx)

WUG-23, 7421 kHz USB, Wynne, AR. Full data station card made for 2014 Armed Forces Day Crossband Test, signed by Jim Pogue, KH2AR. Received in seven days for a utility report and a SASE (returned). Also, received  two USACE decals. Station address: USACE Memphis District Office, Attention: Mr Jim Pogue, Public Affairs Office, Rm B-202, 167 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103-1894. (Bill Wilkins, MO)

Utility/Ship Traffic
2Fll7 Seacat Endeavour (High Speed Craft) MMSI 235092252, 2187,5 kHz. Full data prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Received in 22 days. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF)  Ship addresses may be searched by using the MMSI number at www.google.com

2GDR8 MCS Boreas (Crew Boat) MMSI 235096501, 2187,5 kHz. Full data prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Received in 33 days. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF)

5BXM3 Sea Frost (Offshore Supply vessel) MMSI 210637000, 8414,5 kHz. No data letter from the captain via email in 19 days. I asked him to sign and stamp my letter and he was kind enough to do so. Later, I received my QSL and prepared letter along with a USB stick via postal mail. Noted the ship was off the west coat of Australia. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF)

Independence of the Seas - Royal Caribbean
C6WW4 Independence of the Seas (Cruise ship) MMSI 309374000, 8414,4 kHz. Full data prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Photo of GMDSS station and pilot boarding card enclosed. Received in 158 days after report follow-up. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF) Ship website: www.royalcaribbean.com 

D5AI7 Noble Regina Allen (Drilling rig) MMSI 636015375, 2187,5 kHz. Full data prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Received in 65 days. Prior to the letter, I received a no data email with a nice photo of the drilling rig. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF)

LDLA Juanita (Multi Supply vessel) MMSI 258906000, 2187,5 kHz. Full data prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Received in 14 days. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF)

LFFM Songa Delta (Drilling rig) MMSI 257097000, 2187,5 kHz. Full data prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Received in 29 days. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF) This is my 118th drilling rig verified.

MPYY3 FS Pisces (Suppy vessel) MMSI 234217000, 2187,5 kHz. Full prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Received in 43 days. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF)

SNRF Sztorm (Lifeboat) MMSI 261506000, 2187,5 kHz. Full data prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Received in 36 days via
registered mail. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF) My first Polish lifeboat !

V7UQ9 Seacor Grant (Anchor Handling Supply tub) MMSI 538004008, 2187, 5 kHz. Full data prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Received in eight days. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF)

VQIE5 Highland Eagle (Platform Supply vessel) MMSI 235639000, 2187, 5 kHz. Full data prepared verification letter, returned as verified. Received in 85 days. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF)

Vatican City State
Vatican Radio, 9645 kHz. Full data QSL  and calendar. Received in 12 days for a follow-up report covering a Latin Mass which included a brief Esperanto reading. Email report o promo@vatiradio.va (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona, Spain/playdx) Streaming audio at www.vaticanradio.org/

SW Address/Veri Signer or Email Updates


Armenia-Armenian Public Radio, info@armradio.am
Belarus-R Belarus-Belarussian Channel 1, Anton Vasivkevich radiol@tvr.by Mr. A.B. Vasyukevich, Editor in Chief
Belarus-R Station Belarus radiostation.belarus@tvr.by Miss Larisa Suarez, Secretary
Bhutan-Bhutan Broadcasting Service radio@BBS.com.bt  Mr Kaka Tshering, General Manager, P.O. Box 101, Thimpu, Bhutan
Brazil-R 9 de Julho, Jose Renato Ferreria, Director. Rus Manuel de  Arzao 85, CEP-02730-030 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brazil-R Cultura Manaus, Mrs Teresinha Patric, QSL Secretary radiocultura@hotmail.com
Brazil-R Senado ondascurtas@senado.gov
Canada-CBC Northern Service Nathalie Chamberland, Secretary nathalie.chamberland@radio-canada.ca
Cuba-R Habana inforhc@nenet.cu Arnie Coro, QSL Manager
Ecuador-R Oriental, Avenida Jumandy 536, Casilla 260, Tena, Ecuador
Egypt-R Cairo, Mrs Samia Abdel, Director of  Wave Propagation Depart. freqmeg@yahoo.com
Germany-R 6150 QSL@radio6150.de
Guam-KTWR.Trans World R, Rebecca Philyan, Secretary, P.O. Box 8780, Agat, Guam 96928 ktwrfdc@guam.twr.org
Malaysia-RTV Malaysia Way FM, Jabatan Penyiaran Malaysia Sarawak, Bangunan Penyiaran, Jalan P. Randee, 93613 Kuching, Sarawak,
Malaysia. Lai Jin Jin laijinjin@yahoo.com
Peru-R Tarma, Mario Monteverde, Gerente gerenciageneral@groupmonteverde.com
South Africa-Channel Africa, Hoosens Sikander hoosens@sentech.co.za
Sri Lanka-Voice of America relay via Colombo, IBB International Broadcasting Station, c/o U.S. Embassy, Galle Road 210, Colombo 25, Sri Lanka

AM/Euro Pirates Address & Email Updates 
COPE Murcia/Spain tecnico.murcia@cadenacope.net
COPE Granada/Spain tecnico.granada@cadenacope.net
COPE Mallorca/Spain tecnico.mallorca@cadenacope.net
COPE Badajoz/Spain tecnico.badajoz@cadenacope.net
COPE Orense/Spain tecnico.orense@cadenacope.net
COPE Cantabria/Spain santander@cadenacope.net
Deutschlandfunk/Germany hoererservice@dradio.de

Bad Girls R badgirlsradio@gmail.com
Baltic Sea R balticseapirate@gmail.com
Cool AM Radio coolamradio@hotmail.com
DSS Deutscher Shallplatten Sender superstudio1a@gmx.de
FRS Holland frs@frsholland.nl
Free R Victoria  freeradiovictoria@gmail.com
Hitmix hitmix58@gmx.de
Irish Music R imr6930@yahoo.com
Lightning R lightningradio@gmx.com
Little Feat R littlefeatam@gmail.com
Mustang R mustangradio@live.nl
Osaka R osakaradio@gmail.com
Paashaas R swpaashaas@hotmail.com
Polka R polkaradio76mtr@live.nl
R 5 Nostalgia info@radio5.nl Postbus 25350, NL-1202 HJ Hilversums Gravelandseweg 80, Netherlands
R Adelaar radioadelaar@live.com
R Alice radioalice@hotmail.com
R Altrex radioaltrex@hotmail.com
R Black Power radioblackpower@hotmail.com
R Batavia radiobatavia@hotmail.com
R Borderhunter borderhunterradio@hotmail.com
R Brandaris Int'l brandaris.radio@hotmail.com
R Caroline/R Rainbow carolineradio@hotmail.com radiorainbow@hotmail.com Jan Vraag
R Casanova radiocasanovs@hotmail.com
R de Witte Raaf tokkiescornjum@hotmail.com
R Dutchwing radiodutchwing@live.nl G. Tabak
R Experience experienceshortwave@gmail.com
R FSM fsm@goatse.be
R Face de Blatte R rfb@gmail.com
R Focus Intl focus@live.co.uk
R Galaxy Intl radiogalaxy@quicknet.nl
R Goofy carolineradio@hotmail.com
R Grutte Pier radiogruttepier@hotmail.com
R Joey sandraotten@hotmail.com
R Marabu info@radiomarabu.de
R Malibu radiomalibu@hotmail.nl
R Merlin radiomerlin@blueyonder.co.uk
R Mistletoe radiomistletoe@live.com
R Nordsee Int'l, Postfach 2209-77602 Offenburg, Germany
R Northsea Intl hans.himself@radio-northsea.de
R Norton radionorton@hotmail.com
R Odynn shortwaveman@gmal.com
R Omroap Zuid eurobird@gmail.com
R Paardenkracht paardenkracht@draait.nl
R Pink Panther pinkpantheram@hotmail.com
R Python python@pirateradio.at
R Quintus radioquintus@hotmail.com
R Relmus relmusfm@hotmail.com
R Rona Lisa radioronalisa@hotmail.com
R Sierra Mike radiosierramike@hotmail.com
R Spaceshuttle spaceshuttleradio@yahoo.com
R Tango Italia libertango58@libero.it
R Twentana radiotwentana@hotmail.com
R Tidalwave radiotidalwave@hotmail.com
R Tower radiotower@home.nl
R U-Boat uboatradio@gmail.com
R Underground radioundergroundsw@gmail.com
R Universe radiouniverse@hotmail.com
R Wadloper wadloper@live.nl
R Waves Intl rwaves@free.fr
R Yellow Submarine radioyellowsubmarine@gmail.com
R Zodiac radiozodiac@hotmail.com
Rocklive R willi@rockliverdio.de
Shoreline R shorelineradio@hotmail.com
Shortwave Gold  shortwavegold@gmail.com
Skyline Intl R skylinehorizon221@hotmail.com
Sluwe Vos R. rxreport@live.nl
Studio 52 studio52@planet.nl
Sundown R sundownradio@hotmail.com
Tip & Elvis Show t.eshow@hotmail.com
Trans Europe R radiotranseurope@gmail.com
Virgin R carolineradio@hotmail.com
Vos R rxreport@live.nl
Wilskracht R wilskracht1@gmail.com
Zender Batavier radionorthcoast@live.nl
(NASWA/Play-DX # 1619/(Artur Fernández Llorella & Dario Monferini)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Frequency Update - International Shortwave Broadcast Guide: Summer 2014

This is the second update for the 2014 Summer edition of International Shortwave Frequency Guide. The ebook from Teak Publishing, can be purchased at Amazon.com for US $ 4.99, and is available at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K6YKNFM

All time references are in UTC, frequencies in kHz (kilohertz) // indicates a parallel frequency. Broadcast are daily unless otherwise indicated.

Country/Station
Language
Hrs/freq/info

Clandestine, Ictimai/VO Talyshistan
Azeri
1600-1700  11761as (new entry)

Clandestine, R Free Sarawak
Iban
1100-1130  mtwhfa  15425as (ex 1100-1145 15410as)
1130-1200  mtwhfa  15425as  (ex 1145-1200 15420as)
1200-1230  mtwhfa  15425as (ex 15420as)

Clandestine, Hamada R Intl
Hausa
0530-0600  mtwhf  7350as (broadcast cancelled)

Clandestine, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze
Chinese/Korean
1330-1400  t  6020as (6135as)
1400-1430  t  6020as (6135as) (new entry)
English
1330-1400  h  6020as (6135as)
1400-1430  h  6020as (6135as)
1600-1700  h  6165as (ex 6090as)
Japanese
1330-1400  mw  6020as (ex 6135as)
1400-1430  mw  6020as (ex 6135as)
Korean
1330-1400  f  6020as (ex 6135as)
Korean/Japanese
1330-1400  Sat/Sun  6020as (new entry)
1400-1430  Sat/Sun  6020as (new entry)

Clandestine, VO Martyrs (Freedom)
Korean
1600-1700  7515as (ex 7505as)
1700-1730  7515as (ex 7505as)

France, R France Intl
Chinese
0930-1000  7325as  11875as (broadcast cancelled)
1100-1200  9955as (new entry)
1200-1300  9955as (new entry)
2300-0000  9660as (additional freq) // 9955as (deleted)

Germany, Deutsche Welle
Dari
1330-1400  15595as (cancelled)
Pashto
1400-1427  15595as (cancelled)

Laos, Lao National R
(new entrys to database)
Khmer
1530-1600  6130as
Thai
1330-1400  6130as
Vietnamese
1500-1530  6130as

Sweden, IBRA Radio
Bengali
0000-0030  9390as (ex 5905as)
Swahili
1730-1800  11785af (effective 01 July)

UK, BBC World Service
English
0100-0200  11600as (transmission/freq suspended to Thailand)
0200-0300  11600as (transmission/freq suspended to Thailand)
0300-0400  7370as (transmission/freq suspended to Thailand)
0400-0500  7370as (transmisison/freq suspended to Thailand)
0500-0800 11700as (transmission/freq suspended to Thailand)

Farsi
0230-0300  7325as (ex 7250as)
0300-0315  7324as (ex 7250as)
0330-0400  9780as (9425as)
0400-0430  9780as (9425as)
Tamil
1545-1600  9900as (9500as)
1600-1615  9900as (9500as)
Sinhala
1630-1700  9900as (9500as)
Urdu
1500-1600  11910 (11730as)

UK, FEBA Radio
English
1330-1345  m  9720as (new entry)
Kannada
1330-1345  Sun  9720as
Kuvi
1330-1345  Sat  9720as (new entry)
Malayalam
1345-1400  thfa  9720as (new entry)
Tamil
1330-1345  w  9720as (new entry)
1345-1400  mwa  9720as (new entry)
Telugu
1330-1345  thf  9720as (new entry)

USA, Radio Free Asia - Revised A14 Schedule
Transmitters via: Germany, Kuwait, Lithuania, Mariana Islands-Saipan & Tinian,
Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.

(this schedule is likely to be revised, and I will post an updated version when available/GVH)

Burmese (4 hours daily)
0030-0130  9940IRA  12115KWT  15700TIN
1230-1330  7390IRA   9335TIN  13870TIN
1330-1400  7390TIN   9335TIN  12140SAI
1400-1430  7390TIN   9335TIN
1630-1730  9940IRA

Cantonese (2 hours daily)
all via Tinian Isl, variable change every week.
1400-1500 13585Sa 13595Su 13635Mo/We/Fr 13700Tu/Th
2200-2300 15260Mo 15270Tu 15280We 15290Th 15300Fr
          15380Sa 15390Su

Khmer (2 hours daily)
1230-1330 12140SAI
2230-2330 13740SAI

Korean (5 hours daily)
1500-1700  1188SEO   5820TIN   7210TIN   7455TIN
1700-1800  1188SEO   5820TIN   9975TIN
1800-1900  5820TIN
2100-2200  7460MNG   9610TIN  11945SAI

Lao (2 hours daily)
0000-0100 15690TIN
1100-1200  9325SAI  15120TIN

Mandarin (12 hours daily)
0300-0400 13710SAI  17495TIN  17615TIN  17855SAI
0400-0500 13790SAI  15615TIN  17855SAI  21505TIN
0500-0600 13790SAI  15615TIN  17855SAI  21690TIN
0600-0700 13790SAI  15615TIN  17495TIN  17790SAI  17810TIN
1500-1600  9455SAI  13675TJK  15205TIN  15430SAI
1600-1630  9455SAI  13675TJK  15560SAI
1630-1700  9695SAI  11685TIN  13675TJK  15560SAI
1700-1800  5890TIN   7395TIN   9355SAI   9745SAI
1800-1900  5890TIN   9355SAI   9745SAI  11555SAI
1900-2000  1098KOU-TWN   5890TIN   7260TIN
           9355SAI       9745KWT
2000-2100  1098KOU-TWN   5890TIN   6140TIN  7260TIN
           7435TJK       9355SAI   9745KWT
2100-2200  1098KOU-TWN   5890TIN   7435TJK
           9335TIN       9690KWT
2300-2330  9440KWT  11785TIN  15570TIN
2330-0000  9440SAI  11785TIN  15570TIN

Tibetan (10 hours daily)
TIN and KWT frequency hopping, variable change every week,
variable operation day of the week change very often.

0100-0200  9680KWT   9885TJK  11695UAE  17730MNG
          TIN:17635Tu/Th 17665Sa 17685Mo/We/Fr 17700Su
0200-0300  9885TJK  11695UAE  11745KWT  17730MNG
          TIN:21550Mo 21560Tu 21575We 21585Th 21595Fr
              21610Sa 21620Su
0600-0700 17510TJK  17635KWT  17700KWT  21550TIN  21690UAE
1000-1100 13680KWT  15620TIN
          TIN:21455Su 21465Sa 21475Fr 21485Th 21495We
              21505Tu 21525Mo
1100-1200  7470MNG  13830TJK  15195UAE
          KWT:18930Mo 18980Fr/Tu 18990We/Sa 19000Th 19010Su
1200-1300  7470MNG  11605TIN  13830TJK  15195TJK
          KWT:18930Su 18980Mo/Th 18990Tu/Fr 19000We/Sa
1300-1400  7470MNG  11605TIN  13830TJK  15195TJK
          KWT:18930Mo 18980Tu/Fr 18990We/Sa
              19000Th 19010Su
1400-1500  9920UDO  17485UDO  17515UDO  17570LAM
1500-1600  9370TJK  11795UAE  13735TIN
2200-2300  7505TJK   9370SAI
          KWT:11830Mo 11870Tu 11965We 11995Th 12035Fr
              12045Sa 12125Su
2300-0000  6075KWT   9805UAE   9815KWT   9875TJK

Uyghur (2 hours daily)
0100-0200  9350TJK   9400SIT  11640UAE  11945UAE  17540TIN
1600-1700  9370TJK   9555UAE   9975TIN  11560TIN

Vietnamese (2 hours daily)
0000-0030 12125KWT  13835SAI  15675TIN
1400-1430  1503FAO-TWN
1400-1500  9720TIN  12130TIN  13825SAI
2300-2400  1503FAO-TWN
2330-2400 12125KWT  13835SAI  15675TIN
(via wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 20/WWDC Top Nx 1167)

USA, Voice of America
VOA to end shortwave broadcasts in English and several language services. From Monday June 30 all shortwave frequencies for English News programs to Asia will be eliminated. We will no longer be heard via shortwave in the morning 2200-0200 UT and in the evening 1200-1600 UT.

Shortwave frequencies for the following services will also be eliminated:

This may not be a complete listing for all of VOA's Asian services that were dropped. Missing from this release are services in Burmese, Cantonese, Chinese, Korean and Tibetan. When an updated version is available, it will be posted on this blog./GVH

Azeri (Azerbaijani)
1730-1800  7435 KWT 250 kW 058 deg to CeAs
1730-1800  9490 BIB 100 kW 080 deg to CeAs
1730-1800 11985 SMG 250 kW 073 deg to CeAs

Bangla (Bengali)
1600-1700  7475 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to SoAs
1600-1700 11850 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to SoAs

English
2200-2300  5895 IRA 250 kW 065 deg to SoEaAS Sun-Thu
2200-2300  5915 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAS   Sun-Thu
2200-2300  7480 KWT 250 kW 058 deg to SoAS   Sun-Thu
2200-2300  7575 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Sun-Thu
2200-2300 12150 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAS   Sun-Thu
2300-2400  5895 PHT 250 kW 275 deg to SEAs
2300-2400  7480 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAs
2300-2400  7575 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
2300-2400 12150 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAs
0100-0200  7425 KWT 250 kW 082 deg to SoAs
0100-0200  9780 IRA 250 kW 356 deg to SoAs
0100-0200 15205 UDO 250 kW 292 deg to SoAs
1200-1300  7575 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAs
1200-1300  9510 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SEAs
1200-1300 12075 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to SEAs
1200-1300 12150 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to EaAs
1300-1400  7575 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAS   Sat/Sun
1300-1400  9510 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Sat/Sun
1300-1400 12075 TIN 250 kW 305 deg to EaAS   Sat/Sun
1300-1400 12150 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to SoEaAS Sat/Sun
1400-1500  7575 UDO 250 kW 268 deg to SoAS   Mon-Fri
1400-1500 12110 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAS   Mon-Fri
1400-1500 15490 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Mon-Fri
1500-1600  7575 UDO 250 kW 268 deg to SoAs
1500-1600 12110 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAs
1500-1600 15490 UDO 250 kW 280 deg to SoAs

English Learning
2230-2300  7460 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
2230-2300  9570 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAs
2230-2300 11840 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAs
2300-2400  7460 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
2300-2400  9570 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAs
2300-2400 11840 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAs
0030-0100  7425 KWT 250 kW 082 deg to SoAs
0030-0100  9790 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to SEAs
0030-0100 12015 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAs
0030-0100 12150 UDO 250 kW 280 deg to SEAs
0030-0100 15290 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAs
0030-0100 17820 PHT 250 kW 021 deg to EaAs
1500-1600  6140 UDO 250 kW 284 deg to SoAs
1500-1600  7540 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAs
1500-1600  9400 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAs

Khmer
2200-2230  5905 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
2200-2230  9320 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
1330-1430 11695 IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SEAs

Kurdish
0500-0600 11995 SMG 250 kW 114 deg to WeAS
0500-0600 15560 IRA 250 kW 310 deg to WeAS
0500-0600 17870 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to WeAS
1400-1500 15470 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to WeAS
1400-1500 17870 IRA 250 kW 299 deg to WeAS
1700-1800  7365 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS
1700-1800  9850 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS
1700-1800 11995 IRA 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS

Lao
1230-1300 11965 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs

Uzbek
1500-1530 11810 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAs
1500-1530 11920 SMG 250 kW 073 deg to CeAs
1500-1530 13650 UDO 250 kW 316 deg to CeAs
1500-1530 17600 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAs

Shortwave being used by services at Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty and
Radio Free Asia are also being cut.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

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Legend
Days:
m (Monday)
t (Tuesday)
w (Wednesday)
h (Thursday)
f (Friday)
a/Sat (Saturday)
s/Sun (Sunday)
DRM: Digital Radio Mondiale

Target Areas:
af Africa
as  Asia
ca Central America
eu Europe
na North America
pa Pacific
sa South America
va various target areas

BBG makes drastic cuts to Voice of America, RFA and RFE schedules



Unfortunate news from the Voice of America: Congress has approved major cuts to US international broadcasting over shortwave. Thanks to Dan Robinson for sharing this significant news. Dan writes:

This news emerging from VOA late Friday:
VOA to end shortwave broadcasts in English and several language services Monday.

Received this late Friday afternoon: "FAREWELL TO SHORTWAVE".

We were informed late Friday that BBG's proposed shortwave cuts for FY2014 have been approved by theCongress. As of the end of the day on Monday, June 30th, all shortwave frequencies for the English News 
programs to Asia will be eliminated. We will no longer be heard via shortwave in the morning (12-16 UT), 
and in the evening (22-02 UT) ... mostly in Asia.

Shortwave frequencies for the following services will also be eliminated:

Azerbaijani, Bangla, English (Learning), Khmer, Kurdish, Lao and Uzbek.

Shortwave being used by services at RFE/RL and RFA are also being cut. Because shortwave has been a cheap and effective way to receive communications in countries with poor infrastructure or repressive
regimes, it was a good way to deliver information. But broadcasting via shortwave is expensive, and its use by listeners has been on the decline for years. At the BBG, the cost vs. impact equation no longer favors
broadcasts via this medium to most of the world.

Important for us is that we will continue to be heard on shortwave frequencies during those hours we broadcast to Africa. Also, we know through our listener surveys that about half of our audience in Asia and the rest of the world listens to us via the web and podcast - so all is not lost.

Let's break the news about this change to our audiences starting Sunday night. I doubt specific frequencies are critical to announce. The important point to make for our listeners is that we encourage their continued 
listening through local affiliates, and on the web at "voanews.com."
(Dan Robinson-USA via Dave Porter G4OYX {ex-VoA / BBC Woofferton site}

Sweeping cuts to VOA, RFE and RFA shortwave services.

Bureaucrats gave listeners little time to learn about shortwave cuts by VOA, RFA, and RFE/RL.
(WWDXC/Top News 1167/29 June 2014)

BBG Watch Commentary

Executives in charge of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), which operates radio transmissions for 
the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), have once again shown their contempt for loyal radio listeners of many years, as well as for Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Asia (RFA), and Radio Free Europe / 
Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) journalists and broadcasters who prepare shortwave radio broadcasts, which IBB 
just announced it wants to terminate at the end of the day on June 30, 2014 in a massive and in most cases 
complete cut affecting many countries without free media:

Belarus, Caucasus, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq (Kurdish), Cambodia, Laosand Vietnam.

At the very least, BBG members should intervene and tell IBB executives that they cannot give radio listeners only a day or two to adjust to such a major change. They should also demand that IBB executives show a 
little more respect for managers and journalists at VOA, RFA, and RFE/RL.

All shortwave frequencies will also be eliminated for Voice of America English radio broadcasts to Asia, 
Voice of America's English teaching programs, and VOA programs to Bangladesh.
(additional story at: http://bbgwatch.com/bbgwatch/bureaucrats-gave-listeners-little-time-to-learn-about-shortwave-cuts-by-voa-rfa-and-rferl/

USA   

Voice of America to end shortwave broadcasts in English and several language services. From Monday June 30 all shortwave frequencies for English News programs to Asia will be eliminated. We will no longer be heard via shortwave in the morning 2200-0200 UT and in the evening 1200-1600 UT.
Shortwave frequencies for the following services will also be eliminated:

There are no listings below for additional VOA Asian services including Burmese, Cantonese, 
Chinese, Korean and Tibetan.


All times UTC

Azerbaijani
1730-1800  7435 KWT 250 kW 058 deg to CeAs
1730-1800  9490 BIB 100 kW 080 deg to CeAs
1730-1800 11985 SMG 250 kW 073 deg to CeAs

Bangla
1600-1700  7475 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to SoAs
1600-1700 11850 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to SoAs

English
2200-2300  5895 IRA 250 kW 065 deg to SoEaAS Sun-Thu
2200-2300  5915 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAS   Sun-Thu
2200-2300  7480 KWT 250 kW 058 deg to SoAS   Sun-Thu
2200-2300  7575 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Sun-Thu
2200-2300 12150 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAS   Sun-Thu
2300-2400  5895 PHT 250 kW 275 deg to SEAs
2300-2400  7480 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAs
2300-2400  7575 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
2300-2400 12150 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAs
0100-0200  7425 KWT 250 kW 082 deg to SoAs
0100-0200  9780 IRA 250 kW 356 deg to SoAs
0100-0200 15205 UDO 250 kW 292 deg to SoAs
1200-1300  7575 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAs
1200-1300  9510 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SEAs
1200-1300 12075 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to SEAs
1200-1300 12150 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to EaAs
1300-1400  7575 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAS   Sat/Sun
1300-1400  9510 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Sat/Sun
1300-1400 12075 TIN 250 kW 305 deg to EaAS   Sat/Sun
1300-1400 12150 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to SoEaAS Sat/Sun
1400-1500  7575 UDO 250 kW 268 deg to SoAS   Mon-Fri
1400-1500 12110 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAS   Mon-Fri
1400-1500 15490 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Mon-Fri
1500-1600  7575 UDO 250 kW 268 deg to SoAs
1500-1600 12110 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAs
1500-1600 15490 UDO 250 kW 280 deg to SoAs

English Learning
2230-2300  7460 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
2230-2300  9570 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAs
2230-2300 11840 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAs
2300-2400  7460 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
2300-2400  9570 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAs
2300-2400 11840 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAs
0030-0100  7425 KWT 250 kW 082 deg to SoAs
0030-0100  9790 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to SEAs
0030-0100 12015 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAs
0030-0100 12150 UDO 250 kW 280 deg to SEAs
0030-0100 15290 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAs
0030-0100 17820 PHT 250 kW 021 deg to EaAs
1500-1600  6140 UDO 250 kW 284 deg to SoAs
1500-1600  7540 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAs
1500-1600  9400 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAs

Khmer
2200-2230  5905 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
2200-2230  9320 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
1330-1430 11695 IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SEAs

Kurdish
0500-0600 11995 SMG 250 kW 114 deg to WeAS
0500-0600 15560 IRA 250 kW 310 deg to WeAS
0500-0600 17870 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to WeAS
1400-1500 15470 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to WeAS
1400-1500 17870 IRA 250 kW 299 deg to WeAS
1700-1800  7365 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS
1700-1800  9850 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS
1700-1800 11995 IRA 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS

Lao
1230-1300 11965 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs

Uzbek
1500-1530 11810 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAs
1500-1530 11920 SMG 250 kW 073 deg to CeAs
1500-1530 13650 UDO 250 kW 316 deg to CeAs
1500-1530 17600 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAs

Shortwave being used by services at Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia are also being 
cut. (Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)
(Top Nx 1167/WWDXC)

Amateur Radio Special Events: July 2014

This is sampling of Special Expeditions and Events on amateur radio for the month of July. Events are open to amateur radio operators, and shortwave listeners. QSLing may include special event cards, certificates or both. QSLing information or requirements are as indicated in the postings.

References to operating times are in UTC
Laos
July 1
XW, Laos. Reports indicate that Larry, AG6OU, son of XW0ZJZ, will once again be active as XW6OU from Vientiane, Laos, starting July 1st. Activity will be on 20 meters and mainly SSB. Length of his stay is not known at the moment. QSL via E21EIC and eQSL.

July 1-6
13 Colonies. 1300-0400, K2B/KI4TYK, Cedar Bluff, VA. 13 Colonies. 7.213. Certificate & QSL. Danny Starling, 2262 Bandy Rd,  Cedar Bluff, VA 24609. 13 Colonies for the birthday of America and men women the armed forces. ki4tyk@crawler.com or www.13colonies.info




July 1-6
First Christian Church, Flora, IN, 100th Birthday, 1500-2000, K9EFY, Flora, IN. Area Amateurs. 14.245 7.245 3.910 147.24/84. Certificate. Richard Curts, K9EFY, 903 S Division, Flora, IN 46949. Mornings 9:00 –11.00 AM EST. Each day except Sunday

July 1-7
Bicentennial of the Writing of the Star Spangled Banner. 0000-0000, W3FT, Reisterstown, MD. Baltimore Amateur Radio Club. 7.205 3.825. QSL. Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 120, Reisterstown, MD 21136. We will be operating as a sister station in the 13 colonies special event. www.w3ft.com

July 1-7
Original 13 Colonies Independence Week Special Event - SC Stations 1300-0400, K2L, South Carolina. The US Original 13 Colonies Group. 14.313. Certificate & QSL. Dennis Zabawa, KG4RUL, 307 Pine Cone Ct, Ladson, SC 29456. Please QSL to KG4RUL for SC, K2L contacts ONLY. For an individual
operator, use their info as listed on QRZ.com www.13colonies.info/SC13Col.htm

July 1-8
151st Anniversary of The Battle of Hanover and Gettysburg. 0500-0505, W1G, East Berlin, PA. WO4L. 24.945 14.265 18.150 7.185. Certificate and QSL. Bob Hess, 74 Curtis Dr, East Berlin, PA 17316. Instructions for QSL and certificate at www.qrz.com/db/wo4l  or www.qrz.com/db/w1g

July 1-13
FIFA World Cup 2014. Hamradio and Sports uniting countries, 0000-0000, W7C, Port Orchard, WA. KQ7W. 28.026 21.026 14.026 7.026. QSL. Ron Lago, 1345 City View, Eugene, OR 97402. www.qrz.com/db/w7c

July 1-August 31
50th Anniversary of the Roosevelt International Park in Campobello Island New Brunswick. 0000-2359, AA1KS/FDR, Eastport, ME. Moose Island Amateur Radio Club. 20 15 10 meters, SSB and CW. QSL. AA1KS, 44 Clark St, Eastport, ME 04631.

July 4
America's Freedom Festival at Provo Jul 4, 1800-2359, K7UCA, Provo, UT. Utah County ARES. 14.240 7.240. Certificate. Douglas Nielson, 635 W 460 N, American Fork, UT 84003. ucares.org

July 4
Independence Day at Fort Missoula Jul 4, 1600-2300, W7PX, Missoula, MT. Hellgate Amateur Radio Club. 21.310 14.260 14.030. QSL. HARC, P.O.Box 3811, Missoula, MT 59806. www.w7px.org

July 5
43rd Annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Craft Festival, 1400-2200, K4F, Smithville, TN. DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club. 14.280 14.045 7.275 7.045. QSL.

DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club - AB4ZB, 288 Dogwood Cir, Smithville, TN 37166. dccarc.org

July 5
Laurel MD Fourth of July Celebration, 1600-2359, W3LRC, Laurel, MD. Laurel Amateur Radio Club. 28.350 21.400 14.325 7.200, 147.54 FM. Certificate and QSL. Laurel Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 146, Laurel, MD 20725. www.larcmd.org

July 5-6
Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Jul 5-Jul 6, 1600-2359, W0NOZ, DeSmet, SD. Huron Amateur Radio Association. 18.155 14.265 7.265. Certificate and QSL. Huron ARA, P.O. Box 205, Huron, SD 57350. Send QSO info and $2; We will supply postage and envelope. www.huronarc.info

July 6-12
Whiskey Rebellion Festival, 1200-1812, W3R, Washington, PA. Washington Amateur Communications. 14.280 7.280 18.160. Certificate and QSL. WACOM Bill Steffey, 401 Bells Lake Rd, Prosperity, PA 15329. Event info and background on the "Original" Whiskey Rebellion at www.whiskeyrebellionfestival.com   (or)  www.wacomarc.org

July 7-13
Memorial for Capt Emilio Carranza, Mexico's Lindbergh, 1200-2000, N2M, Vincentown, NJ. Burlington County Radio Club. PSK31 14.270; 7.190. Certificate and QSL. BCRC, P.O. Box 307, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Returning to Mexico from a goodwill mission from NYC, Capt Carranza went down in a furious electrical storm over the Jersey Pine Barrens July 12, 1928. See www.post11.org/carranza for full story. www.k2td-bcrc.org

July 12
Commemorating Alliance, OH as the home of Taylorcraft Aviation, 1400-2000, W8T, Alliance, OH. Alliance Amateur Radio Club. 28.260 21.260 14.260 7.260. Certificate & QSL. Alliance Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601. www.w8lky.org

July 12
Great River Shakespeare Festival, 1500-2100, N2B, Winona, MN. Winona Amateur Radio Club, Inc. 14.275 10.120 7.245. Certificate. Matt Burt, 292 Valley Oaks Dr, Winona, MN 55987.

USS Midway
July 12
Independance Day Special Event, 1600-2300, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum. 14.320 7.250 PSK31 14.070 D-Star REF001C. QSL. USS Midway Museum Radio Room, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

July 12
K4V Special Event Station - NSS 2014 Convention, 1600-1600, K4V, Huntsville, AL. National Speleological Society . 7.266. QSL. Gene Harrison N3EV, Box 1584, Leesburg, VA 20177. www.caves.org

July 12
National War Plane Museum / Geneseo Air Show Special Event, 0200-0800, N2ARR, Geneseo, NY. Keuka Lake Amateur Radio Association. 28.425 14.260 7.225. Certificate. KLARA, c/o Nancy Bob, KS2YL, 3305 Aikens Rd, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. 10 AM EDST - 4 PM EST keukalakeara@gmail.com

July 12
Red River Bridge War, 1400-2100, K5GCC, Cartwright, OK. Grayson County Amateur Radio Club. PSK31 14.070 7.070; SSB 14.250 7.250. QSL. K5GCC, 718 E Hwy 82 #198, Sherman, TX 75090. We will be operating PSK31 and SSB on both 20 and 40 meters depending on band conditions www.k5gcc.or

July 12-13
75 Years of Community Service, 1400-0200, AF0S, Colorado Springs, CO. Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association. 14.245. QSL. PPRAA, P.O. Box 16521, Colorado Springs, CO 80935. www.ppraa.org

July 17-22
45th Anniversary of Apollo 11, 0000-2359, N4A, Huntsville, AL. Marshall Space Flight Center Amateur Radio Club WA4NZD. 14.300. QSL. WA4NZD MSFC Amateur Radio Club, c/o Donald Hediger, ES32, Huntsville, AL 35812. A certificate may be available. Check http://wa4nzd.wordpress.com for the
availability and other frequency announcements. www.wa4nzd.wordpress.com

July 18-20
Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 45th Anniversary Special Event, Jul 18-Jul 20, 2300-2359, W4R and W4A, Huntsville, AL. Huntsville Amateur Radio Club. 28.426 14.245 7.193 3.623. QSL. William Bathgate, KD8IGK, 307 Clinton Ave, Ste 100, Huntsville, AL 35801. W4A will be on multiple transmitters at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center with Guest Operators like Homer Hickam and other space industry notables. W4R will be an elusive "Rover" station  will be harder to work and getting both cards with be a "feather in your cap." Space Camp Kids will occasionally be on the mic. www.harc.net/apollo-event-7-18-14.pdf

July 19-21
Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 0000-2359, WA3NAN, Greenbelt, MD. Goddard Amateur Radio Club, Inc.. 21.395 14.295 7.183 3.860. QSL. WA3NAN c/o Hugh O'Donnell, W3FUO, 4603 Brandon Lane, Beltsville, MD 20705. WA3NAN will operate on the old Shuttle retransmission frequencies, as above. QSLs require a SASE to station trustee's address: WA3NAN c/o W3FUO 4603 Brandon Ln Beltsville, MD 20705 wa3nan.com/apollo11

July 19
Operation Red Sleigh Christmas in July, 1200-2000, W4S, Sophia, NC. Operation Red Sleigh / Randolph Auxcomm. 21.300 14.270 7.260 3.950. QSL. Nathan Jackson, 5186 Farlowe Davis Dr, Sophia, NC 27350. k4nwj@triad.rr.com

July 19
Peach Festival, 1400-1800, NC4MC, Candor, NC. Montgomery Amateur Radio Society. 14.250 USB 7.250 LSB 14.030 CW. Certificate. Donald L Grady, KG4ZRH, 120 Woodline Dr, Troy, NC 27371. Historic Candor, NC Peach Festival and Parade

July 21-27
Brickyard 400 Special Event, 2200-2200, W9IMS, Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club. 21.350 14.245 7.240 3.840. Certificate and QSL. Indianapolis Motor Speedway ARC, PO Box 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230. See the website for full details on times, frequencies,
and instructions to get Certificate and custom QSL card. www.qrz.com/db/w9ims

July 22-31
Sesquicentennial of The Battle of Atlanta, 0000-2359, W4A, Atlanta, GA. The Southeastern Underground Radio Fellowship. 14.070. QSL. Chase Turner, P.O. Box 422261, Atlanta, GA 30342. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of General William T. Sherman stopping by Atlanta and asking for a match. QSL cards to all worked stations. Will be working vacation style -- so when you find us, please spot us!

Andros Islands, Bahamas
IOTA / Islands on the Air

Pacific IOTA Tour
Dmitry, RM2A (ex. RW6AML), will activate from the following IOTAs during the first two weeks of July.
July 1-2 - Callsign 3D2ML: from Beachcomber Island, Mamanuka IOTA Group  (OC-121) Fiji
July 3-7 - Callsign 5W0ML: Upolu Island, Samoa (??-097)
July 8-13 - Callsign 3D2ML: Nanuya Balavu Island, Yasawa Group (OC-156) Fiji


July 13 - Callsign 3D2ML: Viti Levu Island, Fiji (??- 016) Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign

July 1- 4 
Iceland, TF Gust, ON6KE, will be active as TF/ON6KE from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975). Activity will be holiday style (early mornings and evenings and on-off during trips) on the HF bands using CW, SSB and JT65. Equipment is a FT-817ND and magnetic loop. QSL via LoTW or eQSL (no QSL cards).

July 7-13
Chincoteague Island, NA-083. Art, NN7A, will operate as NN7A/4. Activity will be all CW and holiday
style running 100 watts into a wire and vertical antennas. QSL via NN7A, direct or by the Bureau.

July 8-21
South Cook Islands, E5, Joel, K2QBV, will be active as E51QBV from Rarotonga Island (OC-013). This is the second phase of his summer 2014 vacation with New Zealand (K2QBV/ZL) being the first. Joel states, "The E51 South Cook operation (E51QBV) is NOT a DXPEDITION but a vacation for my wife and myself while still enjoying amateur radio and visiting friends along the way." So look for his operations to be limited (holiday style). (qrz.com)


Equipment used on South Cook will be a Yaesu 756 Pro, Ameriton AL1200, Tennadyne T7 log or a KLM 4 element on 20m. The tower is at 70/80 ft. If you worked Joel on SOUTH COOK and desire a QSL card, send a card to his home QTH with a SASE or two dollars if you're overseas.

July 9-13
Palau, T8, Ken, BM2JCC/JP1RIW, will once again be active as T88KH from the "West Plaza Hotel by the Sea" (GRID PJ77FI) on Koror Island (OC-009). Activity will be on 80-6 meters, including the 17/12m and mostly on the High Band on  SSB using 500w on HF and 100w on 6m. His antennas are: 80m Vertical, 40/30m DP, 20/15/10m  3 element Beam, 17/12m 2 element HB9CV and 6m 5 element Beam. QSL via BM2JCC.

July 12-13
Jamaica, 6Y, Lali, VE3NE, will be in Jamaica for the IARU HF World Championship (July 12-13th) using the callsign 6Y3M. He states, "This time my wife, Agnes (ex-HG9MAT) will join me, and we will be in Multi-Single category. She is a bit rusty but we are practicing using VE3NEA's pile up trainer to bring her speed up. Go easy on her though...:-) We are not going to win, but I am very excited because this is the first time we are entering into a contest as a team." Lali and his XYL will be in Jamaica from July 11-14th. QSL via VE3NE.

July 12-19
Anna Maria Island, NA-034. Operators Dragan/K0AP and Vlado/N3CZ will be active as homecall/4
from Anna Maria Island. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their
home callsigns.

July 16-22
St. Pierre and Miquelon, FP.  Operators Gerhard/OE3GEA and Oliver/OE5OHO will be active as FP/homecall from Miquelon Island (NA-032). Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mostly CWwith low power and wire antennas. QSL via their home callsign.

July 19-25
Langeland Island, EU-172. Marc, PD7YY, will be active as OZ/PD7YY from Langeland Island
(DIA FY-019, WLOTA 0590). Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via PD7YY,
by the Bureau or direct. NO eQSL or LoTW.

July 19-26
Aland Island, OH0. Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as OH0/IW5ELA. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mainly CW. Equipment is a FT857 with 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign. Every contact will be confirmed by the Bureau.

July 19 - August 1
Enoe Island (DIA SJ-028, EU-029, Ric, DL2VFR, will be active from Enoe Island and the Karrebaek, Dybsoe og Avnoe Fjorde (WWFF OZFF-084). He will also be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest

(July 26-27th). Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly CW. QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct.

July 20-27
Ocracoke Island, NA-067. Nathan, N4YDU, will once again be active from Ocracoke Island between July 20-27. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. Operations will also include the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Mixed-Mode entry using the callsign W4O. QSL via N4YDU direct only.

July 22-August 6
Zanzibar Island- Tanzania, 5N, Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as 5H1NE (pending) from Zanzibar Island (AF-032). Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB only. QSL via IK2DUW.

July 24-31
Adak Island, Alaska, (IOTA Op). Yuri, N3QQ, will be active using the Russian Robinson Club callsign KL7RRC from Adak Island (NA-039). If he gets a special permit from U.S. FWS and U.S. Navy, and
weather/time permits as well as obtaining a boat, Yuri will go to Kiska Island (NA-070) for the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via N7RO.

July 25-28
Liuqiu Island, AS-155.  Operators Leon/BU2CN, Tang/BM2AAV, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/BV2KS,
Lee/BV2NT, Lee/BX2AB, Koshiro/JA3AQM and Bom/XX9LT will be active from Liuqiu Island. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. They will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) signing BV0L and as a Multi-2/ Island entry. QSL via BV0L (see QRZ.com).

July 26-27
Canary Islands, EA8. Members of the Union De Radioaficionados De Tenerife (Seccion S/C Laguna) will be active as EA8URT from Tenerife Island (AF-004) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. Operators mentioned are Francisco/EA8CSB, Jose/EA8CZT and Juan/EA8VJ. QSL via direct (see QRZ.com) or by the Bureau.

July 26-27
Fladda, Inner Hebrides, EU-008. Dave, GM4NFI, is planning to be active as GM4NFI/P from Fladda,
Inner Hebrides, on the Saturday of the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode (mostly SSB) entry using 100 watts to a portable dipole. QSL via his home address, direct or by the Bureau. PLEASE NOTE: This operation is VERY much weather dependent as landing is VERY difficult if there is any bad sea condition because he is using a small boat.

July 26-27
Scotland, EU-008. Members of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society [WOSARS] (GM4AGG) will be active as GM4AGG/P from  Iona Island (where Saint Columba first landed in Scotland) in the Inner Hebrides during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via direct or by the Bureau.


July 26-27
Scotland, EU-123. Tom, GM0FGI, will be active from the Isle of Bute (Scottish Islands CL2, WW Loc IO75lr, WAB NS15) during the RSGB IOTA Contest, as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Visit his Web page at: http://www.kilchattan-bay.co.uk

July 26-27
Hitra Island, EU-036. Arno, DL1CW, will be active as LA/DL1CW/m from Hitra Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest, as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL1CW.

July 26-27
Flores Island, EU-089. Operators António/CU8AS, Hermann/HB9CRV, Siggi/DL2YHY, Lutz/ DL8MLD, Arlindo/CT1EGW (CU8AU), Luis/CT1EEQ (CU8AV), Pedro/CT1EKD and Luis/CT4NH (CU8NH) will be active as CR2V from Flores Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via HB9CRV (QRZ.com address). Activity outside of the contest will be made using their individual callsigns. QSL via their home callsigns (QRZ.com address). The operators will be there between July 21-28.

July 26-27
Petite Island, EU-107. Operators Gil/F4FET and Diego/F4HAU will be active as TM1BIG from Petite Island (DIFM MA055) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Multi-Op/SSB-Mode/Expedition/High-Power/24 hour entry. QSL via F4FET. Also, look for activity after the contest. Activity will be on 80-10 meters.

July 26-27
Prince Edward Island, NA-029. Operator Ken, K6LA, will once again operate from Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada using the VY2TT superstation (Grid Square FN76vs, CISA PE-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest, as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed/24H/High-Power entry. QSL via K6LA direct.

July 26-27
EU-028, Stefano, IV3LZQ, will be active as IA5/IV3LZQ from Giglio Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest, as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via his home callsign direct only (see QRZ.com).

July 26-31
Great Blasket Island, EU-007. Members of the Papa Lima DX Group and other guest operators will once again be active as EJ0PL from Great Blasket Island. Activity is usually on 80-6 meters using CW,
SSB and the Digital modes. They will also be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27) signing as EJ1Y. QSL via EI5JQ, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available via ClubLog. Log will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL and HRDLOG.net.



July 26-27
Vis Island, EU-016. Tibor, OM3RM, will be active as 9A/OM3RM during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Mixed entry. QSL via OM3RM.

July 26-27
Capezzone Island, EU-091. Members of team IQ7AF, the Radio Club of ARI Lecce section, will be active as IQ7AF/P from Capezzone Island (IIA P-027) during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL by the Bureau or direct.
(ARRL/OPDX # 1165/1166/1167/1168/1169)