Tuesday, December 17, 2019
News and Frequency Updates
All times UTC
Jan Sorensen of Danish station Radio Oz Viola has announced new times for the station's weekend broadcasts to avoid interference from Radio Free Asia on 5820.
He writes on Facebook:
"Two radio stations have been started / moved to the frequency '5820 kHz.' (RFA and CNR1). Sometimes you can hear one, other times the other. RFA (Radio Free Asia from US) and CNR1 which is a Chinese government controlled transmitter. They start at 14:45 UTC and end again at 17:00 UTC. They produce some powerful side bands at our 5825 kHz frequency. Therefore, it is decided that we move our two hours forward starting at 12:00 UTC and ending at 14:00 UTC (13:00 to 15:00 CET)."
Oz Viola uses 5825 kHz
Clandestine, Denge Welat
Updated schedule of BRB Denge Welat, December 17
0330-0459 on 7350 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish unchanged
0500-0559 NF 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
0600-0700 NF 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
0700-0800 NF 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175
0800-1200 NF 13730 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175
1200-1300 NF 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175
1300-1500 NF 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
1500-1659 NF 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
1600-1700 on 9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish additional
1700-1959 on 9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish unchanged
2000-2200 on 9525 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish unchanged
Monitoring 17 December 2019
0600-0700 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
0700-0800 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175
from 0800 13730 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175 until 1300UT?
(DX Bulgaria 17 Dec 2019)
The RadioMondes Facebook thread carried this statement from Lagardere Active, the French media company who own Europe Number One last Friday (Google edited translation of French)
" I confirm that the broadcast of Europe 1 is not intended to become permanent on longwave
This broadcast consumes a lot of energy, which is not very green.
In addition, the population listening to our programs through this means decrease from year to year. Today, there are much more powerful ways to listen to our programs with much more comfort and quality regardless of the area in France or abroad (FM, smartphone app, website, connected speakers). To date, I confirm that no date is set for this stop, but the more we move forward in time, the closer the date.
Have a nice weekend."
Post by VBTC Vanuatu on their Facebook page now shows a schedule (times in local time UTC+11 so I've added UTC time. Note use of new 5040, also used by RHC Cuba and AIR Jeypore):
"VBTC Technical team wetem ol technician blong Kordia mo Hanjin oli stap testem ol frequencies blong Short Wave Transmitters long ol following frequencies mo ol time ia:
0600-0900 3945 (1900-2200 UT)
0900-1200 5040 (2200-0100 UT)
1200-1800 7260 (0100-0700 UT)
1800-2200 5040 (0700-1100 UT)
at 5:44 PM