Sunday, November 09, 2008

Shortwave blog bytes

All times UTC

Azerbaijan to end VOA and other local broadcasters
Authorities in Azerbaijan say they plan to halt local broadcasts by foreign stations by the end of the year. The chairman of Azerbaijan's National Television and Radio Council, Nushiravan Maharramli, says his country is not interested in granting local frequencies to foreign broadcasters. He says the change will affect the BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation, U.S. financed Voice of America and Radio (Alokesh Gupta, India)

Radio Racja via Lithuania due to resume shortwave transmissions in B-08, schedule 1430-1530 Russian, 1530-1730 Belarussian on 3960. (Wolfgang Bueschel)Radio Racja confirmed on 3960 October 27 at 1625, full identification at 1630 and jingle in Belarussian, on October 28 noted at 1444, sign off 1730. (Edwin Southwell/World DX Contact Nov DX News via Hans Johnson)

Bhutan has a new king
BBS has had special programming all this week for events relating to the formal coronation Thurs. (Nov. 6) of the Oxford educated Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who has become the world's youngest reigning monarch. He is 28. The national holidays continue through Nov 8. Imagine that next week they will continue on with special programming via BBS. Check their website this weekend, as it probably will be updated (Ron Howard, Asilomar Beach, CA)

DRM transmissions of Bulgarian National Radio program Horisont from Nov.1
1000-1300 on 11900 SOF 020 kW / 306 deg to WeEu Mon-Thu
1400-1700 on 9400 SOF 020 kW / 306 deg to WeEu Mon-Thu
0700-1300 on 11900 SOF 020 kW / 306 deg to WeEu Fri-Sun
(R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 3/BC-DX #885 via wb, Germany)

China Radio lifestreams
CNR1 mms:\\
CNR2 mms:\\
CNR3 mms:\\
CNR4 mms:\\
CNR5 mms:\\
CNR6 mms:\\
CNR7p mms:\\
CNR7s mms:\\
CNR8 mms:\\
CNR9 mms:\\
(WWDXC Top News/BC-DX #8854 via wb, Germany)

CNR8 China National radio #8 on same channel. And we suffer by another co-channel 9420 kHz station, which hit Avlis transmission in 1100-1700? UTC slot, originate from Lingshi China in Kazakh, Uighur, Mongolian !! (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 30/WWDXC Top News/BC-DX #885 wb, Germany)

Appeal from the Radio France International in Russian and maybe some other services oo.Seems to be stop soon some services of RFI on SW and MW and in program in Russian they asking to listeners to support the existing of RFI on SWs on address:radiorfi @ (Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2/BC-DX Top News #885 via wb, Germany)

French Guiana
Frequency changes for Voice of Russia via Media Broadcast from Nov. 1:
0000-0100 NF 11605 GUF 250 kW / 181 deg to SoAm, x13575 in Portuguese
0100-0300 on 13630 GUF 250 kW / 195 deg to SoAm, no change in Spanish
0200-0400 NF 7335 GUF 250 kW / 318 deg to NoAm, x6100 in English WS
0400-0600 NF 7335 GUF 250 kW / 318 deg to NoAm, x6135 in English WS
(R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 3/BC-DX #885 wb, Germany)

Communist stations to Iran now are on new 4360.2 kHz
(ex4366) probably due to the very strong signal of subhx of Monaco Radio
in Fr & En on approx. of 4363.3USB, but not already on \\ 3881 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 31/BC-DX #885 wb, Germany)

Luxembourg reunion video
These are the Part 1 and Part 2 links to Utube containing video of The Great Radio
Luxembourg Reunion on the 2nd of August (2-08) in Luxembourg. Part 1 Part 2
(Alan Bailey, UK)

Radio PMR from the separatist Trans-Dnestr region of Moldova has been observed with the following schedule for the B08 winter period:

1430-1730 on 7370 kHz
1430-1445 English, 1445-1500 French, 1500-1515 German, 1515-1530 English,
1530-1545 French, 1545-1600 German, 1600-1615 English, 1615-1630 French,
1630-1645 German, 1645-1700 English, 1700-1715 French, 1715-1730 German

2230-0000 on 6240 kHz to N America & Europe
2230-2245 English, 2245-2300 French, 2300-2315 German, 2315-2330 English,
2330-2345 French, 2345-0000 German
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK Oct 28/WWDXC Top News/Bc-DX #885 wb, Germany)

For those of you who don't subscribe to the Media Network Newsletter, the following may be of interest. Several members of ODXA contacted me earlier this year to express interest, but of course that was before we decided to discontinue of shortwave service in English to North America. But if you are still interested, here's the information:

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Papua new Guinea
3385 Radio East New Britain, Nov 2 1200, fair with man in Tok Pisin at t/in with apparent news headlines, then into Sunday night religious program with pop gospel song intro and lengthy sermon by man. Still there (but barely) at 1228 when music concluded prgm. Only other PNG
audible was 3365 kHz.(John Herkimer-NY-USA, DXplorer Nov 2/WWDXC Top News/BC-DX #885 wb, Germany)

South Africa
Radio Sonder Grense [ex-Springbok Radio] was rather former Afrikaans Service (Radio Suid-Afrika)
0000-0500 3320 100 1234567 N. Cape Afrikaans
0500-0700 7185 100 1234567 N. Cape Afrikaans
0700-1800 9650 100 1234567 N. Cape Afrikaans
1800-2400 3320 100 1234567 N. Cape Afrikaans
(WWDXC Top News/BC-DX 885 wb, Germany)

St Helena
Radio St. Helena will be broadcast on Sat Nov. 15, 2008:
2000-2100 to JPN, 2100-2230 to WeEu, 2230-2330 to NoAm on 11092.5 USB
(R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 3/BC-DX #885 wb, Germany)

United Kingdom
Radio Algerienne Holy Kor'an service broadcasts via Rampisham, United Kingdom in B-08
are now scheduled on 6090 0400-0600, 6125 0400-0500, 7435 1900-2000. 9455
1900-2100 and 5915 2100-2300. Broadcasts via Sines are 6125 0500-0557,
7435 2000-2100 and 9850 2100-2300.
(Andreas Volk-D, ADDX via wb Oct 26/WWDXC Top News BC-DX #885 via wb, Germany)

Fascinating 10 minute video about saving VOA Delano which also looks
at the historical impact of shortwave from the US:
(Source: Mike Barraclough, UK/WorldDXClub)