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Asia - Pacific DX log(16) --- XYZ - May 08, 2018 05:03 UTC No.3235
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TNX! FBDX!!!



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 08, 2018 05:06 UTC No.3236
Note:

-0500-
7260kHz MONGOLIA ?, -0500*

-0850-
7260kHz MONGOLIA, Song program, Pips at -09:01:30- then News
See also : http://www.mnb.mn/live/radio3
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/P3.FM100.9/
(No signal 4830/4895 kHz)

-0904-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PMG NBC-Bougainville, // 3260kHz maybe News relay
5020kHz SOLOMON
6030kHz CHINA CNR-12
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom, + pips jamm.
6400kHz No signal (NK Pyongyang BS)

-0920-
9410/9774kHz No signal (TAIWAN)
9590kHz MYANMAR ?, new schedule ??
See also : https://www.facebook.com/thazinfm/
Website : http://www.thazinfm.com.mm/
-0940- No signal ... -0930* ??

-1037-
7285kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam, Khmer
7295/7345kHz RUSSIA still off air
7345kHz MYANMAR Thazin Radio(tent.), *1030-



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard May 08, 2018 15:46 UTC No.3238
BOUGAINVILLE/PNG. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1201* cut off,
on May 8. 3260, NBC Madang, 1205* cut off, on May 8; another
day both with equally decent reception, as also observed today
by Dave Valko on the East Coast (USA), with 3260 // 3325, at
0957, with the news.

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, via Kajang (on the west coast
of the Malaysia peninsular), 1311-1402, May 8. Live coverage of
the 60th International Qur'an Recitation and Memorization
competition being held May 7 to 12, at Merdeka Hall, Putra
World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur; many segments of about
10 minutes with reciting from the Qur'an; a number of women
reciting.

BTW - May 9, is the day of the 14th Malaysian general election,
to vote for members of Parliament. Will RTM have special coverage?

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, on May 8. Extended broadcast till
cut off at 1235*; playing pop songs and with announcers, but audio
level so low was unable to make out language; normally goes off
about 1200.

UNIDENTIFIED. 9410-USB + carrier, which I reported hearing yesterday,
was not on the air today (1206+ on May 8). Yesterday a one day only test
of some type?



Re: Ozy Radio back on 4835 kHz. - Ron Howard May 09, 2018 05:33 UTC No.3239
This just in from Craig Allen (0517 UT, on May 9): 

"Ozy Radio 4835khz is back on air 1Kw from Razor Back Sydney NSW."



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 09, 2018 05:55 UTC No.3240
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

>4835kHz
I could confirm it via kiwiSDR in Australia.
Receiving at night may be heard QRM with India.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 09, 2018 13:31 UTC No.3242
Note;

-1320-
3325kHz INDONESIA RRI-Palangkaraya
4835kHz (UNID weak signal)
6400kHz N-KOREA Pyongyang back



Re: Bhutan BBS (6035kHz.) still on the air 1310+ UTC - Ron Howard May 09, 2018 14:02 UTC No.3243
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, on May 9, with greatly extended broadcast;
1214 till past 1310+ UTC; in vernacular; 1218-1230 indigenous
music/singing; 1230-1253 announcers; 1253-1300 indigenous
music/singing; the whole time mixing with relay of FM99, via PBS
Yunnan, in Chinese. My brief audio of the BBS music mixing with
PBS Yunnan in Chinese, at http://goo.gl/1AFkNd .



Re: Ozy Radio back on 4835 kHz. - Ron Howard May 09, 2018 14:23 UTC No.3244
May 9, with brief check on 4835 kHz., at 1306 UTC, to hear the distinctive "Waltzing Matilda." Great to have Craig's station back on the air, but as Rob Wagner has pointed out, the end of AIR Gangtok reception.

Picture of yesterday's sunset.



Re: Ozy Radio back on 4835 kHz. - Ron Howard May 09, 2018 14:27 UTC No.3245
Picture of sun setting into a fog bank off the coast, Asilomar State Beach, Calif. 



Re: Leeds United (England) vs All Stars (Myanmar), via Myanmar Radio - Ron Howard May 09, 2018 20:41 UTC No.3246
MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, on May 9, with special coverage 
(preempted regular programs); soccer/football game between English
championship team Leeds United vs Myanmar National League All
Stars, played in Yangon; was somewhat controversial, as a number
of people in England had urged the team to cancel the tour, due to
the situation with the Rohingya refugees; certainly sounded like a
TV audio feed, as it was not play-by-play coverage; noted at 1208
UTC. Game not on 5915 (Myanmar Radio) nor 7345 (Thazin Radio)
and unable to hear 6165 (Thazin Radio), due to QRM.

Excellent, full coverage via YouTube at http://goo.gl/LewACu .

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach (near Monterey), California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 10, 2018 04:29 UTC No.3247
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !! Thank you for interesting topics !!
And thanks for the very beautiful sunset photos as well !!!


-0430-
5905kHz N-KOREA Echo of Unification
6045kHz S-kOREA Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer
6400kHz N-KOREA Pyongyang BS
7260kHz MONGOLIA
11680kHz N-KOREA KCBS Pyongyang




Re: Ozy Radio back on 4835 kHz - XYZ May 10, 2018 08:41 UTC No.3249
http://medxr.blogspot.jp/2018/05/ozy-radio-back-on-air-4835-khz.html

Rob, HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!



6030kHz back to CNR-1 (ex:CNR-12), etc.. - XYZ May 10, 2018 09:14 UTC No.3250
Note;

-0858-
3260kHz (PNG) weak signal
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
4835kHz weak signal, It is not in a state to be confirmed yet..
4885kHz S-KOREA Echo of Hope, // 9100kHz etc..,
See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3248
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation always..
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ(tent.), weak signal
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1, (ex: CNR-12), // 4750kHz etc.., they returned as scheduled.
see also:
Cahcn (CHINA) : https://cahcn.github.io/posts/2018-04-17-CNR12.html
Hiroshi(JAPAN): http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp/e128209.html
YouTube : https://youtu.be/gs7ilXU4SCw

6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom, +pips jammer
7260kHz MONGOLIA, maybe relay FM
9705kHz ?, CHINA CNR-1


-1026-
7285kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam, 1026- IS,
"Vectory of Dien Bien Phu" (Vietnamese : "Chien Thang Dien Bien Phu"),
YouTube : https://youtu.be/Imxy9F5Ms8k
SA in Khmer at -1030-
--------------------
*1030-1100 Khmer
1100-1200 Lao
1200-1230 French
1230-1300 Thai
1300-1330* French
--------------------





Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard May 10, 2018 22:08 UTC No.3251
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, on May 10, with a second day of extended 
broadcasting; 1212 till past 1300+; in vernacular; conditions not
as good as yesterday, but clearly two stations mixing together
here; impossible to tell when BBS went off the air (about 1315?),
as today with strong adjacent QRM, as well as the usual QRM
from relay of FM99, via PBS Yunnan, in Chinese; by 1321 definitely
seemed to be only PBS Yunnan here.

BOUGAINVILLE/PNG. This was my May 7 observation for 3260 kHz.
(NBC Madang), "at times slightly better than Bougainville, which is
very rare." I had attributed the improvement to perhaps just better
propagation, but as of May 10, Madang continues to have an infinitely
stronger signal than formerly heard. Dave Valko, on the East Coast
(USA), has also noted the same significant improvement for 3260
and questions if something has in fact changed at NBC Madang to
cause this boost in reception (more power, etc.?). He is right to
question what is happening, as Madang had been very consistent
over the past few years with normally much weaker reception than
Bougainville. Wonder if any Asian DXers have noted similar recent
3260 kHz. reception?

May 10, from 1111 to 1134, with NBC Madang (3260) again better than
normal reception and about equal strength to NBC Bougainville; mostly
discussions in Pidgin; whereas 3325, NBC Bougainville, was mostly pop
songs.

CHINA. 6030, CNR12, noted on May 9, which was their last day here.
On May 10, as scheduled, went back to carrying CNR1 programs; heard
at 1054 and // 6125. Was a nice change to have daily reception of CNR12.

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - Voice of Hope (VOH), with new developments.
For almost a year, 4885 carried the separate and unique VOH program in Korean,
"Radio Broadcasting Guide," that was not // to any other VOH frequency. On May
10, suddenly found 4885 being // to the primary VOH program on 3985, 5995,
6250, 6350 and 9100. So they have finally dropped the program that consisted
of a series of IDs for all the different stations that were heard in Korea. Now all
the VOH frequencies carry the same program. Both 4885 and 9100 are
frequencies that are never jammed by N. Korea (why?), whereas all the others
are normally jammed.

May 10, noted 1138+, for about 15 minutes with no N. Korea jamming at all,
of any of the VOH frequencies (3985, 4885, 5995, 6250, 6350 and 9100). My
3985 kHz. audio clip at http://goo.gl/sMmqcp , with announcers chatting in
Korean.

May 10, at 1200+, heard 4885 (// to all the other VOH frequencies) with news
items in Korean ("Seoul," "Tokyo," etc.). My audio clip of "Tokyo" items at
http://goo.gl/NdMCuH and as usual with good reception.

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach (near Monterey), California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 13, 2018 01:42 UTC No.3255
Ron-san, and Amano ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-0140-
7275kHz CHINA Guizhou PBS, *0139-, Chinese


-0238-
9410kHz BBS-WS Oman, changed SKD ?, No signal here
9445kHz N-KOREA, -0239* test ??



-0955-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang, fair to good signal today
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
4885kHz S-KOREA Echo of Hope, // 9100kHz etc..
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak..
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ(tent.)
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer

-1000-
2934/2998/3048/3518kHz N-KOREA V28, *1000-,
See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/SPYnumBBS/?res:989


7295/7345kHz RUSSIA Radio Sakha still off air


-1320-
3325kHz INDONESIA RRI-Palangkaraya 1st Px, // http://www.rri.co.id/home.html
4888kHz UNID strong carrier, maybe no modulation
6035kHz CHINA Yunnan FM99, // http://www.wodt.net/play/2568-1-1.html
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM, 4830/4895kHz No signal
7625kHz CMI, + Noise jammer
9885kHz National Unity, + Pips jammer
9887kHz UNID maybe Voice of Tibet (Norway)

-1345-
164/209kHz MONGOLIA Radio 1 Px., ** 207kHz heavy QRM..
Recently, their Live broadcasting is not functioning:
http://www.mnb.mn/live/radio1
http://www.mnb.mn/live/radio3

TNX! koko@Doha/Qatar(PERSEUS server)
-1400-
7140kHz ERITREA, (tent.)Dimtsi Hafash Radio 1, songs
7180kHz ERITREA, (tent.)Dimtsi Hafash Radio 2, talk YL and HOA music



-2040-
7500kHz NKR Radio, + noise jammer
9705kHz UNID ?
-2047- 9705kHz // 7360kHz Vatican Radio, Frence px



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard May 14, 2018 17:39 UTC No.3256
ALGERIA [non]. 6050, "Qur'an Radio Algeria," via France. Update of my 
May 5 log noting English SA - On May 14 was able to record sign on intro;
*0358 choral National Anthem; 0400 time pips; several multi-language SAs,
including English, which are actually given as "Qur'an Radio Algeria."
My audio at http://goo.gl/F2fG2W , with the best ID at 02:06.

AUSTRALIA. May 13, had both 4KZ and Ozy Radio, with the best reception
that I have had in a long time. Some of the news segments close to readable.
Here are some random spots:

4835kHz. - Ozy Radio

1201 - usual series (ad+Waltzing Matilda+SA)

1224 - news & sports

1332 - news & sports

5055kHz. - 4KZ (from time-to-time SSB chatter)

1122 - Whitney Houston - "Greatest Love Of All"

1206 - weather (wind direct and speed)+SA

1213 - Patti Page - "Tennessee Waltz"

1242 - ad ("24/7 service")

1251 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Teach Your Children"

1338 - Phil Collins hit song

1343 - promo for joining Australian Radio DX Club and gave John
Wright's email address (Happy to say I recently joined ARDXC)

1355* - cut off in mid-song (earlier than the usual 1356*).

On May 14, heard 4KZ (5055), 1339+ with ads (almost readable);
gave www site ("can order online"), followed by Lionel Richie -
"Say You Say Me."

BANGLADESH [non-log]. 4750, Bangladesh Betar - HS. On this Monday
(May 14), the 1235-1242 SAARC news bulletin was not heard, as it
certainly seemed BB was off the air; was only hearing CNR1.

CONGO[Republic of]. 6115, Radio Congo (presumed), on May 14, from
0540 to 0556; announcers in French (no music); amazed to find no QRM
from Japan, none at all from RN2, which is very rare. RN2 was on the air as
usual on 9760, but must not have been propagating on 6115?

EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, RNGE, R. Bata, on May 14; nicely above
threshold level audio; 0518-0530 with repetitive African pop music; 0530
announcer (sounded Spanish) and more music till tuned out 0540; decent
audio the whole time, which is rare for me to hear.

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM Limbang, 1315, on May 14 (Monday). Start of
the Monday segment of the "Wai FM Limbang" portion of the RTM broadcast;
pop songs; frequent IDs. Believe these IDs are only used 1315-1400, on
Monday and Thursday, otherwise IDs are just "Wai FM."



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 15, 2018 07:54 UTC No.3257
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-0748
5987kHz(5986.7kHz) UNID strong carrier
6015kHz S-KOREA KBS, + jammer
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom, + jammer
7260kHz MONGOLIA, fair signal but QRM from UNID QSO in English on 7263kHz(LSB)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard May 15, 2018 16:25 UTC No.3259
ALASKA [and non-log].  KNLS, on May 15, noted they were completely
off the air on 6045, but as usual heard on 7355, in English, from scheduled
1200 to 1300. Probably just a one day anomaly?

AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, on May 15, again noted 1355*, cut off in mid-song.

BANGLADESH [non-log]. 4750, Bangladesh Betar - HS. May 15, noted for a
second day that they were off the air; 1212+; only hearing the usual CNR1.

KOREA SOUTH. 6045.0, Voice of Freedom, on May 15, noted without the
normal strong 1200-1300 QRM from KNLS (Alaska); 1300 - "Huimang-ine jib"
program ("Hope-chan's house"). My audio at http://goo.gl/1FV1Zy and at
1310 - "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" program ("Happy Republic of Korea").
My audio at http://goo.gl/T37XVd . Decent reception even with pips jamming
from N. Korea!

MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 1118-1131*, May 15. Phone in program
in vernacular; singing SA at 1130, then cut off; the whole time // 5985, with that
frequency continuing on 1131+.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC (presumed), on May 15, with greatly extended
broadcast; 1326-1350* suddenly off in mid-song; with the expanded anomaly, was
able to actually hear some audio above threshold level; non-stop EZL pop songs
with no announcers, so no SA heard.

TAIWAN. Sound of Hope. Hiroshi-san (Japan), has provided some very helpful
info regarding SOH, at his Japanese website that he updates daily
(http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp/e128658.html). He observes that SOH probably
comes from Taiwan, but that has not been confirmed. Seems frequencies below
7 MHz are on 24 hours a day, while the other seems about 2100-1700. He makes
an interesting comment that he finds CNR1 jamming on about 30% of the SOH
frequencies, and even then is not continuous jamming. Here are the SOH
frequencies he heard May 13-14 and 15:

6230, 6280, 6370, 6730, 6870, 6900

7210, 7280, 7310, 7460, 7600, 7730, 7810

9080, 9180, 9200, 9280, 9320, 9540, 9635, 9850, 9920, 9970

10160, 10820, 10870, 10920, 10960

11100, 11150, 11300, 11440, 11460, 11500, 11530. 11580, 11600, 11715

12150, 12190, 12230, 12345, 12370, 12500, 12560, 12800, 12910, 12950, 12980

13130, 13530, 13640, 13775, 13820, 13870, 13890, 13920, 13980

14500, 14690, 14775, 14800, 14850, 14900, 14920, 14980

15070, 15295, 15340, 15775, 15800, 15840, 15870, 15940, 15970

16300, 16600

17200, 17400, 17440

18870



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 15, 2018 21:32 UTC No.3260
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

>TAIWAN SOH
Ron-san, FB monitoring !
Recently, they sound even at 11755kHz. .. use many frequencies.

-2122-
4750kHz No signal (CHINA CNR-1)
4885kHz SK Echo of Hope, // 9100kHz
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 16, 2018 15:21 UTC No.3261
Note;

-1505-
4750kHz BANGLADESH, CHINA CNR-1 still off air
6035kHz OM talk in chinese, maybe Yunnan FM99
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, -1506*
7140kHz ERITREA(tent.), HOA song
7180kHz ERITREA(tent.)
7260kHz CHINA (tent.)Xinjiang, Chinese, // 11770kHz



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard May 17, 2018 14:09 UTC No.3262
> -1505- [May 16]
> 4750kHz BANGLADESH, CHINA CNR-1 still off air
> 6035kHz OM talk in chinese, maybe Yunnan FM99
> 6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, -1506*

May 17:

4750, at 1245 & 1306, still no signal from Bangladesh Betar;
only CNR1.

6035, seemed Bhutan (BBS) went off about 1226*; had been mixing
with PBS Yunnan, relaying FM99.

6045 & 7355, both silent of Alaska (KNLS), at 1209 and checking
through 1250.

6045, usual pips jamming from N. Korea, but today Voice of Freedom
noted with no modulation at all (no audio), but sounded like their open
carrier. Checked VOF former frequencies, but no results. 1129-1250.

May 16:

6045.0, Voice of Freedom, 1500, May 16. In Korean; full SA for the various
"FM Radio" frequencies; VOF station singing jingle ("jinsil-e soli, huimang-e
soli, jayu-e soli bangsong" - "Voice of truth, Voice of hope, Voice of Freedom
broadcasting"); ending with song "aleumdaun nala" ("Beautiful Country")
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBsPN8HXK5c); audio ending 1506,
with the transmitter staying on till audio starts again in about an hour; no
N. Korean pips jamming




Re: Voice of Freedom? - Ron Howard May 18, 2018 14:14 UTC No.3263
May 18:

VOF - Unable to hear them anywhere!! No carrier on 6045, as heard yesterday;
today 1200-1300, still with no Alaska (KNLS) on 6045. Checked VOF former
frequencies, but no results. 1040-1314. Are they still on SW?

May 17:

6045, usual pips jamming from N. Korea, but today Voice of Freedom
noted with no modulation at all (no audio), but sounded like their open
carrier. Checked VOF former frequencies, but no results. 1129-1250.

May 16:

6045.0, Voice of Freedom, 1500, May 16. In Korean; full SA for the various
"FM Radio" frequencies; VOF station singing jingle ("jinsil-e soli, huimang-e
soli, jayu-e soli bangsong" - "Voice of truth, Voice of hope, Voice of Freedom
broadcasting"); ending with song "aleumdaun nala" ("Beautiful Country")
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBsPN8HXK5c); audio ending 1506,
with the transmitter staying on till audio starts again in about an hour; no
N. Korean pips jamming



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 19, 2018 13:52 UTC No.3264
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!
> Voice of Freedom (South Korea)

Yes, It is still missing here ...
-1349- SK Voice of Freedom, Not found in 49mb...



Re: AIR Gangtok - Sikkim (no Ozy Radio) - Ron Howard May 20, 2018 14:22 UTC No.3265
SIKKIM. 4835, AIR Gangtok, from 1240 to past 1305+, on May 20.

Thanks very much to Mick Delmage (Alberta, Canada) for the alert yesterday
(May 19) in WOR iog, that he noted the absence of Ozy Radio here on 4835.
Yes, I found the same absence today; clearly no Ozy Radio. Instead heard
definite audio of announcer with long monologue 1240-1257; sounded Hindi;
at 1257 the start of a very strong hum, that was still going past 1305+.
Fortunately there had been two independent earlier reports of the same
phenomenon. So this certainly is a continuing problem with the AIR
Gangtok transmitter.

First, Jim Young (Calif.) reported to me (April 21): "Concerning 4835 of late.....
Heard carrier (no audio) on 4835.00 at 1233....but at re-check at 1247, heard
more of a buzzing carrier that I suspected was a TX problem. Buzz sound
continued till 1253, when it went off the air. Normal sounding carrier (no
buzz) returned at 1256, and continued to well past 1335... I had heard this
buzzing sound here on previous days this week at about the same time, but
thought it was something other than a broadcast station with problems. AIR
Gangtok?" Appreciate Jim's observations that correspond exactly to the
following report in WRTH Facebook page, from GK, located at Abhayapuri,
Assam, India:

Gautam Kumar Sharma
". . . . An interesting observation on AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz..sometimes
severe hum noise can be heard on that frequency..with distorted audio...and
then it goes off the air for sometime..and again back on air with no hum .but
after a few days..again the hum can be heard...& ...again back with good
strong signal . . . ."

Thanks very much to Jim and GK, for their most helpful comments.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard May 26, 2018 20:50 UTC No.3273
AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, 1048-1134, May 26. Mostly pop songs 
(Michael McDonald - "What a Fool Believes," Spandau Ballet -
"True," etc.); commercial announcements; 1100-1106 with news,
ad, sea conditions (wind direction & speed, etc.) and "on AM,
FM and shortwave"; very decent signal strength, but up against
heavy QRN (static); without QRN would have been fairly readable.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1117-1156*, on May 24.
DJ in Pidgin playing pop songs (Chicago - "Hard To Say I'm Sorry,"
etc.); some RRI Palangkaraya QRM.

On May 26, from 1141+, NBC off the air, with only RRI present.

INDONESIA[and non-logs]. 3325, Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya, 1200,
on May 26. Time pips; into the relay of the Jakarta news, ending
at 1227 with the usual playing of the patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri.”
This continues to be the only Indonesian station on SW!

non-log: During Ramadan, will be checking RRI Ternate (3344.86),
as in past years they did reactivate, but through May 26, not heard
so far.

9525.95 (non-log), VOI, through May 26, still no sign of their return.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920.00, Voice of Freedom, 1236, May 26. Good
reception with no jamming yet; frequency is stable here now, with
no drifting at all.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut),
on May 24, noted off the air today; 1116+.

On May 26, mostly with pop music; 1136-1201* cut off.

Ron, listening at Ocean Beach (San Francisco), California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard May 29, 2018 03:30 UTC No.3274
AUSTRALIA[non-log]. 4835, Ozy Radio, 1220+, on May 28. 
No trace of any carrier, so no Ozy. Also no AIR Gangtok,
which had been heard recently with serious transmitter
problems (strong hum).

BANGLADESH. 4750, Bangladesh Betar - HS. On Monday
(May 28), checked 1235-1242 for the once-a-week SAARC
news bulletin, but as normally happens during Ramadan,
was preempted; usual CNR1 QRM.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1109-1119*, May 27.
Usual Sunday religious programs of mostly music; 1117 "NBC
Bougainville" SA. Early cut off.

On May 28, from 1042 till cut off at 1126*; series of interviews,
one in Pidgin and one in English ("local departments," "co-funding,"
"applications for," "people of Bougainville," etc.); some RRI QRM,
as well as QRN (static). Again earlier than normal closing down
(usually closer to 1200*).

CHINA. 17398-USB, Guangzhou Coast Radio Station, *1059-1104*,
May 27. In Chinese, with assume marine weather.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920.0, Voice of Freedom, May 27 (Sunday -
weekend schedule), at 1300, with the start of the program in
Korean called "Nolaesil-eun tong-il-yeolcha" ("Unified train on
a song"). My audio at http://goo.gl/Qnu2g6 .

MONGOLIA. 4830, Mongolian Radio 3, on May 28, from 1210+;
nice strong carrier, but no audio; 4895 remains silent, with 7260
being just to much of a mess to differentiate the several stations
there. Also reported to me being heard today by Jim Young (Calif.)
and in WRTH Facebook: "Japanese DXing BBS Information.
4830kHz Mongolian Radio return on air. 7260kHz parallel"
posted by Hiroyuki Okamura.

Previously heard carrier on 4830, on May 24, at 1120 till checking
past 1228.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut),
on May 27, with Sunday programs of mostly religious music, till cut
off at 1204*; QRN (static).

May 28, from 1128 till cut off at 1204*; DJ in Pidgin playing pop
songs (Glen Campbell - "Rhinestone Cowboy," etc.); 1155 with
montage of clips from pop songs, along with "NBC Madang" SA;
QRN (static).

RUSSIA[non-log]. 7295 & 7345, Radio Sakha, via Yakutsk,
remains silent through May 28. Several weeks ago sent off
emails to three different addresses I have for them, saying
how much I missed hearing their Radio Sakha SW programs
and hoped for their return. No response yet.

Ron, listening at Ocean Beach (San Francisco), California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ May 29, 2018 11:24 UTC No.3275
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1109-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3303kHz CHINA Zhoushan, USB
3325kHz PNG ?, heavy QRM from 3320kHz NK
4835kHz AUS ?, heavy QRM of OTHR
5920kHz S-KOREA Voice of Hredom
7260kHz MONGOLIA (maybe relaying P3 FM)
9725kHz TAIWAN V13 Xingxing BS, co-channel CRI-Russian



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 01, 2018 10:15 UTC No.3277
Note;

-1004-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
4830kHz, 4835kHz weak signal
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ
5920kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom



9410kHz Fu Hsing, etc.. - XYZ Jun 03, 2018 09:55 UTC No.3279
Note;

-0940-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang, weak signal
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5020kHz SOLOMON(tent.), no modulation ?
5920kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom
7260kHz CHINA Xinjiang, (Mongolia off air), //11770kHz Chinese
9410kHz TAIWAN Fu HSING BS, // http://hichannel.hinet.net/radio/index.do?id=287


Thanks! remote PERSEUS server in Qatar/Doha.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-1128-
7140kHz ERITREA(tent.) Arabic ?
7180kHz ERITREA, HOA songs
13785kHz Siren sound jammer, anti Iran ? (co-channel IRAN-Arabic px.)
same jammer also 13610kHz(maybe anti IRAN-Arabic)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------




Re: AIR Gangtok vs Ozy Radio - Ron Howard Jun 05, 2018 14:45 UTC No.3281
SIKKIM & AUSTRALIA. 4835, AIR Gangtok, at 1315, June 5. Heard with 
a very prominent hum; their transmitter has had this problem for over six
weeks now; could just make out some faint audio underneath from Ozy
Radio, but Gangtok was blocking most of Ozy's signal. Gangtok local
sunset was at 1257 UTC and my local sunrise was at 1249 UTC, so
strong grayline reception.

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach, California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Taiwan - Fu Hsing BS on 9410kHz. - Ron Howard Jun 07, 2018 01:58 UTC No.3282
TAIWAN. 9410, Fu Hsing BS, 1211-1300*, June 6, in Chinese. At 1259 
sounded like a singing station jingle? Of course this was only
possible after BBC (Singapore) off at 1200*. No longer any CNR5
here. My audio at http://goo.gl/45T1RA . 9774 not on the air.


Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach, California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 08, 2018 11:13 UTC No.3283
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1102- In the area where I live, terrible electricity is being generated today..
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz Bougainvill no modulation ?, + RRI
(4830/4895kHz No signal)
5020kHz SOLOMON
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA, QRM China
(7295/7345kHz) No signal



7200kHz MYANMAR : Relaying MRTV Radio, etc.. - XYZ Jun 09, 2018 08:16 UTC No.3284
Note;

-0800-
7200kHz MYANMAR Myanmar Radio, relay of MRTV Radio:
https://www.mrtvmyanmar.com/mm/live-stream
7310kHz TAIWAN Sound of Hope (SOH), SA at 0800 in chinese

-0948-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville ?, weak today
5020kHz SOLOMON
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7993kHz USB, Music and YLTK in vietnamese, Utility station test ??



Re: PBS Yunnan, with no FM99 relay (anomaly) - Ron Howard Jun 09, 2018 13:36 UTC No.3286
CHINA. 6035, PBS Yunnan, on June 9, very surprised to hear an
interesting anomaly; instead of the usual FM99 relay that has been
carried here since March, was instead hearing the former "Voice of
Shangri-la" format of non-stop music (no announcers at all), which in
the past was always played when PBS went past their former sign off
time of 1200*.

Today heard the same filler musical loop (instrumental), from 1141 to
past 1241+ UTC.

So perhaps today's anomaly was just the result of the FM99 audio feed
not being available? What will happen tomorrow? Recently the FM99
relay here had been running well past 1400+.



Re: Fu Hsing BS on 9410 USB+carrier - Ron Howard Jun 09, 2018 13:52 UTC No.3287
TAIWAN. 9410-USB+carrier, Fu Hsing BS, brief check at 1218, on June 9. 
In Chinese and with singing jingle; the signal format today matches my
May 7 UNID heard here, so that would confirm my UNID as Fu Hsing BS;
almost fair; 9774 still silent.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 09, 2018 15:09 UTC No.3288
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1507- 7200kHz, -1510* Myanmar ? I heard the same program as MRTV Radio..
https://www.mrtvmyanmar.com/mm/live-stream



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 10, 2018 01:48 UTC No.3291
Note;

-0240-
7200kHz MYANMAR, very weak, see also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3290
** Since yesterday, I have not heard of their own program yet..
7260kHz MONGOLIA, weak signal
7275kHz CHINA Guizhou PBS(tent.), chinese, weak



7200kHz MRTV Radio relay, etc.. - XYZ Jun 10, 2018 09:15 UTC No.3292
Note;

-0850-
7200kHz MYANMAR, MRTV Radio relay // https://www.mrtvmyanmar.com/mm/live-stream
** Maybe // with 9730kHz but heavy QRM from TAIWAN Sound of Hope on co-channel.
Thanks kiwiSDR in Shenzhen/CHINA !! (In parallel with My RX and kiwiSDR..)
7210kHz TAIWAN Sound of Hope
7260kHz MONGOLIA no signal..
7310kHz TAIWAN Sound of Hope

-0904-
7200kHz No signal(MYANMAR) noticed at -0904-, maybe off air around -0900-

-0908-
3260kHz (tent.)PNG NBC-Madang, very weak signal today
3325kHz No signal
3920kHz N-KOREA KCBS Pyongyang
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation always..
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom, no jammer

-0954-
7260kHz MONGOLIA, good signal
(7295/7345kHz RUSSIA still off air)


-1149-
7200kHz MYANMAR ?, Talk flowed for a while and then off air soon.., test ?

-1235-
7200kHz MYANMAR, noticed at -1235-, // 5985kHz
MRTV relay // http://203.81.77.250:88/broadwavehigh.mp3?src=1




Re: 7200kHz MRTV Radio relay, etc.. - Ron Howard Jun 10, 2018 15:26 UTC No.3293
MYANMAR. 7200.0, Myanmar Radio, 1240-1317* UTC, on June 10. 
They were last heard here earlier this year; back then carried the
Distance Learning Service lectures, which started at 1230, but not
so today; // 5985, which also went off 1317*; good reception. My
audio at http://goo.gl/UDzPyx

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach, California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: 7200kHz MRTV Radio relay, etc.. - Amano Jun 11, 2018 16:55 UTC No.3294
Hello! Hiroyuki and Ron-san.

Thank you for the information! Hiroyuki.
Nice catch from California! Ron-san.
I received it today.

MYANMAR. 7200, Myanmar Radio, 1459-1501*, on June 11.
I was able to receive very clear Burmese in Japan as well.
During the female talk, the signal turned off at 1501'22".

My audio (01:45), 1459'40"-1501'25"
Amano, listening at my home, Saitama, Japan
Receiver: ICF-SW7600GR (Sync on LSB), antenna: AN-12


3294.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jun 12, 2018 15:34 UTC No.3295
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS. 4760, AIR Port Blair (presumed not to be
AIR Leh [Kashmir]). On June 12, with better than normal reception 1215-1305;
seemed in Hindi and with subcontinent music/singing; my local sunrise was at
1248 UT, with Port Blair sunset at 1213 UT; poor reception, but decent signal
strength cutting through the summertime QRN (static). My music audio at
http://goo.gl/ZtJH2g .

AUSTRALIA. 4835, Ozy Radio, 1307, June 12. Very clear laughing kookaburra,
then nice "Waltzing Matilda." This was about equal strength to 4KZ, up on 5055.
No hint of AIR Gangtok or their hum on 4835.

Reach Beyond Australia, on new 7190 (in the ham band, where they shouldn't be),
on June 11, at 1458. IS and SA in English; 1500 intro in English; then into program
in Korean.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, noted off the air June 10, from 1131+.
Also not heard June 11, from 1111+. Finally back again June 12, from 1059 till off
shortly after 1134 (an early sign off); in Pidgin, with speeches; mixing badly with
RRI on frequency.

KOREA SOUTH. 6045.0, Voice of Freedom, ex: 5920.0, June 10, from 1044+,
with no jamming yet. June 11 & 12 heard with N. Korea jamming, but still fairly
good reception; in Korean.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1054-1129,
June 10. Sunday religious programs in Pidgin, along with religious music. June 12,
noted 1212*.

TAIWAN. 9774, Fu Hsing BS (presumed), 1204 (after BBC off the air), on June 11.
Very weak; in Chinese and with music; 9410 not on the air today. Very erratic with
their use of frequencies and certainly not on every day.

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach, California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 13, 2018 14:04 UTC No.3297
Ron-san, KBYS-san and Amano, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

Recently, thunderstorms in the middle of the night I can not listen to the radio ... Orz


-1358-
3325kHz INDONESIA RRI-Palangkaraya, good signal today
7200kHz MYANMAR main channel relay, // 5985kHz



Re: RRI Palangkaraya, with Voice of Indonesia programs in English - Ron Howard Jun 13, 2018 14:52 UTC No.3299
INDONESIA. 3325, Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya, 1307-1332, June 13. Amazed 
to find VOI English programming here; SAing as "Voice of Indonesia," with
the usual segments ("Today in History" [1316], "Indonesian Wonders" [1326],
etc.); not very readable. Needs more monitoring to determine just what the
schedule is. Of course this corresponds to the former VOI language schedule
when they were last up on 9525.95. This certainly is an interesting development!
My brief audio at http://goo.gl/WwLJSv .

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach (near Monterey), California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: 7190kHz Reach Beyond Austraia, etc.. - XYZ Jun 13, 2018 14:59 UTC No.3300
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-1455-
7190kHz BVB Reach Beyond Austraia, *1455- SA in English.
See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:640#3298
7200kHz MYANMAR MRTV Radio relay, //5985kHz



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jun 14, 2018 02:20 UTC No.3301
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1125-1154*, June 13.
Series of speeches in Pidgin, about "Independence . . . our situation
. . . Bougainville. . ."; mixing badly with RRI (stronger than usual),
which was almost as strong as NBC, along with summertime QRN
(static).

GREECE. 9420, VOG, 0255, June 13. Fair-good reception of their
SAs in Greek & English ("This is Athens. You are listening to the
Voice of Greece"), along with IS and assume National Anthem.
Seems to be a daily feature at this time.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut),
1200-1211*, June 13. Clearly a problem with the Port Moresby audio
feed of the news; a minute of dead air (carrier only), then EZL filler
music (no news at all); 1205 promo for "NBC Radio"; pop Pacific
Islands songs till suddenly cut off in mid-song; decent signal, almost
as strong as the NBC Bougainville signal; along with summertime
QRN (static).

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC (presumed), on June 13, with another
greatly extended broadcast; 1254 & 1335; strong carrier, but with no
modulation (no audio) at all; normally by 1335, I would be hearing some
definite music, but not so today.

UNIDENTIFIED. 3240, on June 13, noted at 1259-1306, with OM & YL
announcers; extremely poor, so unable to even guess at the language;
no music heard; most of the time was just hearing a carrier and once in
a while some faint audio. Could this be TWR Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
via long path, with a new schedule? I scan by here almost daily and this is
the first time I have heard this. Still on the air at last check of 1335. Any
other ideas? Appreciate any feedback! Thanks.

Re - My UNID on 3240 kHz. Thanks very much to Bill Bingham (RSA) for
this input:

". . . seems unlikely to be TWR from Eswatini. At the time you were listening,
it would have been broad daylight in Southern Africa and unlikely to propagate
very far. I can't think who they might be targeting with that frequency in mid
afternoon (sunset here today was at 1523ut, and in Manzini it would have
been just a few minutes earlier. Come to think of it, I doubt I'll be able to hear
it in the afternoon either. Even Channel Africa from Meyerton is a stretch here
at that time and they are closer to 10MHz. . ." Very much appreciate Bill's input!

So it's a mystery! Definitely was a new signal there today.



Re: RRI Palangkaraya, with Voice of Indonesia programs in English - Ron Howard Jun 14, 2018 14:37 UTC No.3302
INDONESIA. 3325, Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya, on June 14, a second day 
of VOI language programs; not as readable as yesterday; 1221-1258, in
Japanese; 1258-1300, dead air (no audio), so not the usual closing
announcements in Japanese; 1300+, in English; intro and VOI news;
not readable at all today. At my QTH, am unable to tell what is happening
here before 1200, nor after 1400. Glad to find yesterday's VOI reception
was not a one day only anomaly!



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jun 14, 2018 15:59 UTC No.3303
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1111-1203*, June 14. Non-stop
speeches; some music; 1200 PNG bird call and into the news in English
till cut off; news // 3260 (NBC Madang); RRI QRM and usual summertime
QRN (static).

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), on
June 14, noted NBC news in English was // to 3325 (NBC Bougainville);
1204-1210*, pop Pacific Islands songs; seemed slightly stronger than
Bougainville; summertime QRN (static).

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC (presumed), on June 14, with another
day of their extended broadcasting; brief check at 1307 found very decent
carrier, but again with no modulation (no audio).

UNID. 3240 kHz., on June 14, at 1309, am continuing to get a carrier here,
but today weaker signal than yesterday, so no details at all. Before yesterday,
I wasn't hearing anything here, so it does seem to be something new.



Re: RRI Palangkaraya, with Voice of Indonesia programs - Ron Howard Jun 15, 2018 13:51 UTC No.3304
"Voice of Indonesia" via RRI Palangkaraya, on June 15, on 3325 kHz., 
suddenly cut off at 1225* UT and didn't return thru tuned away at 1235.

1121-1200 UT noted in Chinese. No NBC Bougainville (3325) broadcasting
today 1059+ UT.



Re: China - Voice of Strait new schedule - Ron Howard Jun 15, 2018 16:39 UTC No.3305
CHINA. 4900 // 4940, Voice of Strait, on June 15, with new schedule. 
Heard at 1107+. Both are only // for about an hour; after 1200 noted
with different programs.

Ex: schedule:

6115 kHz. switched to 4900 kHz. at 1300 (VOS Minnan program [Amoy,
Hakka, Chinese])

9505 kHz. switched to 4940 kHz. at 1300 (VOS News program [Chinese,
Hakka, English])

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach, California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: China - Voice of Strait new schedule - Ron Howard Jun 16, 2018 14:22 UTC No.3306
June 16 - Rather surprised to find both 4900 kHz. (VOS Minnan program) 
and also 4940 kHz. (VOS News program), already on the air as early as
0947 UTC.

Mauno Ritola speculated (June 16) on WRTH Facebook page: "They are
in 60 mb already at 1015, so maybe 6115 and 9505 kHz has been dropped
altogether?"

Believe he is probably correct, as it would seem unlikely they would currently
be using 6115 kHz. or 9505 kHz., seeing as they are on the lower frequencies
so early.



Re: RRI Palangkaraya, with Voice of Indonesia programs - Ron Howard Jun 16, 2018 14:25 UTC No.3307
On June 16, "Voice of Indonesia," via RRI Palangkaraya, on 3325 kHz., started 
sometime between 1030-1045 UTC, in English; 1101 switched to Chinese till
that ended at 1155; from 1155 till past 1308+, was only hearing dead air (decent
strength carrier, with no hint of any audio). Would seem there was an interruption
with whatever means they use to get the audio feed from Jakarta. Yet another
day with no trace at all of NBC Bougainville (3325 kHz.), which would normally
be considerably stronger than Indonesia.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 17, 2018 07:16 UTC No.3308
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !  Great monitor !!


-0708-
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA
9505kHz No signal (CHINA Voice of Strait)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 17, 2018 09:46 UTC No.3311
Note;

-0928-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (INDONESIA)

-0953-
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Minnan
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese
6115/9505kHz No signal (CHINA), ** Thanks Ron-san !
** See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3305
http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:1707

-1000-
3325kHz No signal (INDONESIA and PNG)
7200kHz No signal (MYANMAR)

-1035-
3325kHz noticed at -1035-, *1030- ? English px.
See : http://voinews.id/
** The frequency is specified as "3325kHz" .
** See attachment image.

-1100-
4830kHz UNID weak signal, (4895kHz No signal)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jun 18, 2018 00:22 UTC No.3312
AUSTRALIA[non-log]. 5055, 4KZ, at 1319, on June 17. Noted was off the air.
Early sign off? Ozy Radio (4835) was broadcasting at that time.

BOUGAINVILLE[non-log]. 3325, NBC Bougainville, noted off the air June 15,
16 & 17, checking after 1000+. What has happened to them? Unusual for
them to be missing for so many days, but is a good chance to hear the
"Voice of Indonesia" language programs in the clear, also on 3325, now
via RRI Palangkaraya.

CHINA. 6035, "PBS" Yunnan, 1233, on June 16, with the usual relay of
FM99.

Not sure if appropriate any longer to call this "PBS"? Seems the name
"People's Broadcasting Station" is no longer in fashion, per DXLD 18-24,
(http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt) and perhaps "Broadcasting Network"
will be the future correct title? This may help explain why last year
Sichuan PBS-2 stopped using their nice SAs in English - "Nationality
Channel. Sichuan, the People's Radio Station. SW 6060, 7225, FM 88.1."

FYI - On March 18, there was a reorganization. The new State Administration
of Radio and Television (SART), was formerly the State Administration of Radio,
Film, and Television (SARFT) and the State Administration of Press,
Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT). Website -
http://www.sapprft.gov.cn/ , in Chinese.

INDIA. 5040, AIR Jeypore, 1242, June 16. In Hindi and with subcontinent music.
Not bad for summertime listening, but of course with QRN (static). My music
audio at http://goo.gl/qQe3oR .

INDONESIA. 3325, "Voice of Indonesia" via RRI Palangkaraya, on June 17.
Started close to 1024; in English; 1124 noted in Chinese; 1223 in Japanese;
1300 VOI intro in English, saying something like - You can listen to our
broadcast on 9525 kilohertz; gave just the one frequency, so no longer
the "15150, 9525, 11785" frequencies given; 1316 segment "Today In
History"; not very readable.

Approximate language schedule per -
http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:133#3309 :

*0950-1000 (English) ??
1000-1100 (English) ?? [noted starting past 1000 and yes, in English - Ron]
1100-1200 Chinese
1200-1300 Japanese
1300-1400 English
1400-1500 Indonesian
1500-1600 (Dutch) ??
1600-1700 Arabic
1700-1800 Spanish
1800-1900 German
1900-2000 (English)
2000-2100* (French)

Now that VOI seems to be staying on 3325 kHz. for a while, would be interesting
to know if they still broadcast the "Exotic Indonesia" programs, during some
weekdays, during the English language segments. In past years Glenn Hauser
and I often enjoyed hearing these joint programs of VOI-Jakarta and different
regional stations ("RRI Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan," or "97.2 FM Pro 2 RRI
Bukittinggi, West Sumatra" or "100.9 Paradise FM, RRI Denpasar," or "88.5 FM
world wide RRI Samarinda, East Kalimantan").

KOREA SOUTH. 6045.0, Voice of Freedom, June 17 (Sunday - weekend schedule),
with N. Korea jamming. 0930 - program "Namnam Bugnyeo" ("South man, North
woman"), with man announcing "Namnam" and woman with "Bugnyeo," then
together with "Namnam Bugnyeo"; presentation of a drama; 0940 - program
"Aneun geos-i him-ida" ("Knowing is power").

These programs still conform to the Amano (Japan) & Chulsu (S. Korea) schedule
posted at "Now On The Radio" - http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:2480#3266 .

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1125,
June 17. Usual Sunday religious preaching in Pidgin and religious songs,
except at 1135 they played "Blowin' In The Wind," which is usually
associated here in the USA with the civil rights movement and also
being a anti-war song (interesting selection); as it was the weekend, no
news at 1200; cut off at 1205*. As has recently been noted, heard with
reception considerable better than in past years. BTW - NBC Bougainville
(3325) silent on June 15-16 & 17.

RUSSIA[non-log]. Radio Sakha (7295 & 7345). Thanks to info passed along
by Anker Petersen, it is now confirmed that NVK Radio Sakha is presently off
the air on SW due to lack of funds. Hence they didn't respond to my mid-May
emails to them, in which I expressed the hope they would soon return to SW.

Per "RUS-DX," # 981 (June 17) - http://rusdx.narod.ru/bulletin/981.txt

Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
--------------------------------------
The radio station broadcasting programs in Yakut and Russian languages on
HF frequencies of 7295 and 7345 kHz, prepared by NBC "Sakha Yakutia",
has ceased broadcasting since April 27. The project was funded by the
republican government, broadcasting was discontinued due to financial
problems. There is no information on the date of renewal of information
at this time. (Captain Flint / http://dxforum.ru/viewtopic.php?t=371).



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jun 19, 2018 05:51 UTC No.3313
AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, 1307-1335, June 18. Decent reception for
this very nice summertime entertainment, even with QRN (static);
Bellamy Brothers - "Let Your Love Flow," Loretta Lynn - "He's Got
The Whole World In His Hands," Diana Ross - "Touch Me In The
Morning," Electric Light Orchestra - "Strange Magic," Anne Murray -
"Daydream Believer"; series of commercial announcements that
were almost readable ("quality eye care," etc.). My audio at
http://goo.gl/xyT9NR . My local sunrise was at 1248 UTC.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, RNGE/R. Bata, on June 18, with an
early sign on; already on at 0516; music was above threshold level
audio; songs sounded religious; still with audio by 0530; not often
heard at this level.

INDONESIA. 3325, "Voice of Indonesia" via RRI Palangkaraya, on
June 18, at 1300. Start of segment in English; unlike yesterdays
announcement for just "9525," today sound like only "15150" was
given; whereas several Japanese DXers have been hearing all
three former frequencies (9525, 15150, and 11785) being given
for other language segments, but clearly not yet announcing 3325.

KOREA NORTH[non-logs]. June 18, at 1137. Briefly noted that many
S. Korea frequencies were clear of jamming; 5995, 6015, etc., but
didn't stay around to see how long this lasted.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut),
1138 till cut off at 1206*, June 18. DJ playing pop Pacific Islands songs
and some "messages"; 1157 full SA with frequencies ("Broadcasting on
3260 kHz. shortwave band and 90.4 MHz. FM band"); considering it's
summertime, reception was very enjoyable, even with QRN (static),
as the signal strength was good. My clear musical audio at
http://goo.gl/yhmRwv . Certainly one of their better days!

USA. 7505v, WRNO, 0434, June 18. Very strong signal; one of their best
receptions; in Chinese with the program called "Grace for Today"; in the
past I mistakenly called this "Praise for Today," but I was wrong; correct
name found on their website; have also seen others incorrectly call it
"Pray for Today"; still good at 0540.



Re: Bougainville/PNG - Ron Howard Jun 19, 2018 14:51 UTC No.3314
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1113 till sudden cut off at 1145*,
June 19. From 1113 to 1120 with interview in Pidgin; 1120-1145 DJ in Pidgin
playing pop Pacific Islands songs; public service announcement about the
election; local time checks (1124 UT with "24 past 10 o'clock," which is
different than the local times given on NBC Madang [3260]); summertime
QRN; NBC totally dominating the frequency, with "Voice of Indonesia"
extremely faint underneath. Glad to have them back, after being silent
June 15, 16 & 17. My audio at http://goo.gl/cXkj4C .

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1146
till suddenly cut off at 1210*, on June 19. About equal strength of NBC
Bougainville; DJ with pop songs; 1200 UT local time check for 10:00;
PNG bird call and NBC news in English; 1205 promo for "NBC Radio";
summertime QRN (static).



Re: Bhutan BBS - Ron Howard Jun 20, 2018 14:51 UTC No.3315
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS (presumed), on June 20, with greatly extended 
broadcast; from tune in at 1147, still going through to when tuned out
at 1320; from 1147 to 1200, usual program of pop songs; 1200+
segments with announcers or segments with indigenous music/singing/
chanting; never strong enough to SA language, so SAing this solely on
the unique style of music; considerable QRM from the relay, in Chinese,
of FM99, via Yunnan. BBS did have some respectable reception,
especially about 1255 UTC, with Thimphu sunset at 1259 UTC and
my local sunrise at 1249 UTC, so nice grayline reception. My musical,
three minute audio at http://goo.gl/EkaxQJ .

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach, California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



9100kHz Jamming, etc.. - XYZ Jun 21, 2018 10:01 UTC No.3316
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!!


-0947-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
4895kHz UNID
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Minnan
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese
6035kHz Bhutan ?, weak signal
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA
9410kHz TAIWAN Fu Hsing BS, H3E mode (AM + USB) (same as "Xingxing BS")
(0958- QRM co-channel BBC)

-1037-
9100kHz Jamming to SK Echo of Hope,
Thanks Chulsu ! http://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/?res:4350
Youtube : https://youtu.be/dRetOrY_btw



Re: Bhutan BBS - Ron Howard Jun 21, 2018 14:12 UTC No.3317
June 21 - Very pleased to find that for the second consecutive day
that BBS (6035) is again on the air 1320+, with the usual format;
especial nice selection of solo indigenous stringed instrumental
music, very unique, from 1225 to 1230. Still mixing with the FM99
relay via Yunnan, but both about equal strength today.

Could this be a new BBS schedule now?

Ron
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, Calif.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jun 22, 2018 05:40 UTC No.3318

AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, intermittent listening 1115-1315, on June 21. Another
day with enjoyable reception; pop songs (Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Have
You Ever Seen The Rain," John Denver - "Sweet Surrender," The Animals -
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place," Billy Joel - "Only the Good Die Young," Blood
Sweat & Tears - "You've Made Me So Very Happy," Dionne Warwick & Bee Gees -
"Heartbreaker," etc.); commercial announcements & promo for joining Australian
Radio DX Club. Heard at such a good level as to make SAing the songs easy!

BOUGAINVILLE[non-log]. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1046+, June 21. Clearly off the
air today, so continuing to be rather erratic; only "Voice of Indonesia" heard here.

INDONESIA. 3325, "Voice of Indonesia," via RRI Palangkaraya, on June 21, at
1059. Full SA in English (ending the English segment); clearly giving just the 9525
frequency; at 1100 switched to Chinese. Again at 1300 started another segment in
English with SA and VOI news. NBC off the air today, so no QRM.

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - Voice of Hope (VOH), with new development.
In the past their 9100 frequency was always clear of N. Korea jamming, but on
June 21, at 1043, founded them jammed, along with the normally jammed
3985, 5995, 6250 and 6350. No jamming, as usual, on 4885.

This was also confirmed by Chulsu (Seoul, South Korea), per YouTube posting
today, which switched reception between jammed 9100 and unjammed 4885 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRetOrY_btw&feature=youtu.be .

So now 4885 remains the only VOH frequency free of jamming or are their
days of clear reception numbered?

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), on June 21,
noted 1210*, sudden cut off in mid-song; not as strong today as recently heard.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC (presumed), on June 21, at 1212, with strong
carrier, but again with no trace of any audio; by 1316 could make out the faint
voice of announcer (extremely weak modulation).

Ron, listening at Ocean Beach (San Francisco), California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 22, 2018 09:30 UTC No.3319
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0918-
4885kHz No signal (S-KOREA Echo of Hope)
4900kHz (No signal)
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation..
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ, weak signal
6035kHz BHUTAN ? weak signal
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom
9100kHz S-KOREA Echo of Hope, + jammer, same jammer ? 9135kHz and 9170kHz
9410kHz No signal(TAIWAN), also 9774kHz no signal

-0927-
3260kHz PNG ?? weak signal
3325kHz No signal(PNG)
4895kHz UNID carrier
7260kHz CHINA Xinjiang PBS, Chinese, (MONGOLIA off air)



Re: Echo of Hope - Voice of Hope (VOH) - Ron Howard Jun 22, 2018 21:35 UTC No.3320
June 22 - Interesting happenings with Echo of Hope - Voice of Hope (VOH). At 1105 
noted 4885 was off the air; very unusual for them to be off; while all the other VOH
frequencies were jammed by N. Korea (3985, 5995, 6250, 6350, and also 9100).
Hiroyuki Komatsubara (Japan), at 0918, also found 4885 silent. Rechecking at
1148, I heard 4885 back on the air with their usual good signal and as normally
is the case with no jamming at all.

4885 (not jammed) // 9100 (jammed), had singing station jingle at 1157, along with
chimes and full SA in Korean; 1200 with "Onule Soshi" (Today's News), but then very
surprised to hear the jamming on 9100 ended at 1200, becoming as good as 4885.

My 4885 kHz. audio, 1157+ (singing station jingle, chimes & SA) at http://goo.gl/an4gjA

My 9100 kHz. audio at 1159+ (jammed and clear ending of it with the news),
at http://goo.gl/jSJ16M

Ron
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jun 23, 2018 21:27 UTC No.3321
BOUGAINVILLE[and non]. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1122, June 23. Back
on the air today; interview in Pidgin; promo for "NBC Radio" and separate
full SA for "NBC Bougainville," including SW & FM frequencies; 1128 till
suddenly cut off at 1159*, with pop songs.

The definition today of "frustrating," is having to listen to NBC and Voice
of Indonesia mixing together here rather badly, when the remainder of
the 90m band is virtually empty of stations. If only one of them would do
us a favor and move to a clear frequency! Both could then have decent
reception.

After 1159, VOI in the clear with Chinese till switching at 1200, over to
Japanese and later at 1300, switching over to English, with SA again only
given for "9525."

CHINA. 6035, FM99 relay via Yunnan, at 1220, on June 22. No Bhutan
(BBS) extended broadcast today; usual FM style format; Shakira singing
"Waka Waka" (This Time for Africa); have found a number of stations
recently playing this song during the current World Cup games.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut),
on June 23 (Saturday), noted at 1201 with EZL song; promo for "NBC
Radio"; suddenly cut off at 1203*; very decent reception.

Ron, listening at Ocean Beach (San Francisco), California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 24, 2018 09:14 UTC No.3322
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0904-
3260kHz No signal ? (PNG)
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville(tent.), weak signal
4885kHz S-KOREA Echo of Hope, (no jammer), //9100kHz
4900kHz No signal (CHINA), (6115kHz No signal)
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese
5020kHz SOLOMON
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom

-0910-
6080kHz CHINA Hulun Buir PBS, Mongolian
7260kHz No signal (MONGOLIA)

-0919-
3260kHz Weak signal, PNG fade in ?
5700kHz N-KOREA, weak signal, maybe spur (2850 * 2 = 5700kHz)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Philby Jun 24, 2018 20:22 UTC No.3323
2000-2100 3325 kHz Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, in french (heard with kiwisdr in China)



Re: NBC Bougainville and Voice of Indonesia via RRI Palangkaraya - Ron Howard Jun 24, 2018 21:29 UTC No.3324
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, on June 24. As usual on Sunday,
was monitoring here and found anomaly; one of their longest, extended
broadcasts; 1103-1245*; religious (Christian) songs 1103-1110; then
preaching till 1145; followed mostly with non-stop religious songs till
suddenly off at 1245*, whereas they normally go off about 1200 or
somewhat earlier; most of the time with Voice of Indonesia QRM,
but with NBC stronger; after 1245, VOI was in the clear. My NBC
(religious music) & VOI (in Japanese & some music) audio, till NBC
ended, at http://goo.gl/xoc9ma . My local sunrise at 1248 UTC.

Today clearly proved NBC is no longer carrying the syndicated (USA)
program hosted by Stacy Rose ("Island Praise"), that formerly was only
on Sundays 1200+. I miss her unique music show!

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, on
June 24. In Chinese at 1103; into Japanese at 1200; into English at
1300; SA - "From Jakarta, R R I World Service, Voice of Indonesia,
English Service . . . You can listen to our broadcast via shortwave
on 9 5 2 5 kilohertz" (only one frequency given); strong QRM from
NBC Bougainville, which ended at 1245; at 1300+, with schedule
for today, VOI news, "Today in History," etc. My audio of SA in
English, at http://goo.gl/st7Uib . My local sunrise at 1248 UTC.

Ron, listening at Ocean Beach (San Francisco), California



Re: NBC Bougainville and Voice of Indonesia via RRI Palangkaraya - Ron Howard Jun 26, 2018 14:34 UTC No.3325
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, on June 26, from 1059 
till cut off at 1154*. Slightly stronger than the Voice of Indonesia
also on frequency; 1100-1150, in Pidgin with long series of
interviews; 1130 one about the upcoming 2019 independence
referendum; mentions of "the government after 2019," "national
government," "local government," many mentions of "independence,"
etc.; 1150 nice Pacific Islands singing till cut off.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, on
June 26. At 1059, ending the English segment, again with clear
"9 5 2 5 kilohertz," mixing with NBC Bougainville.

Some of my recent logs here have incorrectly referenced "Pro 1
RRI Palangkaraya," which I guess I did just out of habit, but of
course that is no longer the case. Clearly they are not carrying
"Programa Satu." Instead is now 100% of the time with Voice
of Indonesia programming.

Ron, listening at Ocean Beach (San Francisco), California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jun 27, 2018 17:51 UTC No.3326
CANADA. 6030, Calgary - CFVP relaying CKMX (AM 1060), on June 27,
a rare treat to hear this 100w station in the clear (CNR1 off the air here);
1250-1327; many comedians (Debra DiGiovanni, Russell Peters, the late
Mitch Hedberg, Jackie Kashian, Doug Benson, Bob Smiley, Jeff Foxworthy,
etc.). My brief audio of SA - http://goo.gl/tqoSHJ .

CHINA. 6030[non-log], CNR1, noted June 27, off the air, leaving frequency
clear for Calgary (CFVP); 1250+.

6035, FM99, via Yunnan, on June 27, at 1248 & 1327, blocked by what
sounded like N. Korea jamming (but why?); first time heard here.

6155, CNR2/China Business Radio, 1211-1230, June 27; strong signal;
comedy/variety show "Haiyang Live," in Chinese; is a regular feature on
CNR2.

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - Voice of Hope (VOH), on June 27.

5995, in the clear from 1120 till N. Korea jamming started up at 1129; nice
clear VOH SA at 1125 (my audio of SA at http://goo.gl/HyWSCV)

9100, at 1000, with N. Korea jamming; at 1312 in the clear, with no jamming;
recently N. Korea started to jam this frequency of VOH, but has been erratic.

MONGOLIA. 7260, Mongolian Radio 3 (presumed), at 1103, on June 27. Pop
songs; heard with faint QRM from China far underneath; 4830 & 4895 not
heard today.

Ron, listening again at Asilomar State Beach (near Monterey), California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jun 28, 2018 08:22 UTC No.3327
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0820-
9455kHz USA WRMI, English, SA at -0820- "W-R-M-I"
11500kHz TAIWAN Sound of Hope (SOH), Chinese


-0949-
3260kHz No signal(PNG)
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Minnan
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese
5020kHz SOLOMON
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA


-1000-
3518kHz N-KOREA V28 Numbers station



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jun 30, 2018 01:31 UTC No.3328
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1058 till early sign off at 1120*,
on June 29. American C&W songs; no news at ToH; DJ in Pidgin; suddenly
cut off in mid-song; light Voice of Indonesia QRM. Continued listening till
1130, just in case NBC returned, but didn't.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, at 1120, on
June 29. After NBC Bougainville went off the air, VOI heard in the clear, in
Chinese; weak, but signal was slowly improving.

KOREA SOUTH. 9100, Echo of Hope - Voice of Hope (VOH), on June 29,
with erratic N. Korea jamming; 0951, not jammed; 1033, strong jamming;
1211, not jammed.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut),
1133-1206*, June 29. Announcer in Pidgin, at some event with background
sounds and music; playing all pop Pacific Islands songs; 1201, short NBC
news and promo for "NBC News," in English; cut off in mid-song; summertime
QRN (static).

VIETNAM. 7155.0, VOV, at 1220, on June 29. The spur is still heard // 7285.

7210 // 9635.94, VOV-1, 1035, June 29, in Vietnamese.



Re: Australia - 4KZ (5055 kHz.) seasonal schedule - Ron Howard Jun 30, 2018 03:15 UTC No.3329
AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, 1204+ UT, on June 26, noted off the air.
June 27 back on the air again. Off the air again 1213+ UT, on
June 29.

Sent off an inquiry to Al Kirton (general manager of Radio 4KZ).
Appreciate his response received on June 30, at 0212 UT:

"5055 has been on the air every day.

Due to seasonal conditions, we are only running 5055 between 6 am
[2000 UT] and 8 pm [1000 UT] local time. Our target area is 1000 km
around Innisfail [Queensland - Ron]. The signal dies sharply in this
region before 7pm [0900 UT].

Our times will vary with the seasons."

Innisfail sunrise now at 6:47 AM AEST (2047 UT) and sunset at 5:52 PM
AEST (0752 UT).

Back on June 4 & 6, I reported former sign off time for 4KZ, at 1353* UT
(11:53 PM AEST).

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 02, 2018 11:16 UTC No.3330
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1051-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz NBC ? heavy QRM from 3320kHz NK
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer

-1105-
9725kHz TAIWAN V13 Xingxing BS, AM
7260kHz MONGOLIA, QRM China Xinjiang
MNB weabsite: http://www.mnb.mn/live
---------------------------------------------------------
Sorry, at the request of the FIFA CUP International
Football Federation, it only shows LIVE on the territory
of Mongolia.

Yours sincerely: MNB
---------------------------------------------------------
** Their live stream broadcasts are stopped ..



Re: "Say It In English" program, via Myanmar Radio - Ron Howard Jul 02, 2018 15:27 UTC No.3331
MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio. After a considerable absence, again 
heard the language lesson entitled "Say It In English," which is a British
production; in English & Burmese; 1221-1231, on July 2 (Monday);
dialogue about the misadventures of "Tom" and his aunt "Jennifer";
today's repeated program was first reported by me back on Wednesday,
Dec 27 (1241-1252); this frequency is now often covered by some type
of noise, so poor reception. My poor audio at http://goo.gl/odA26x . This
should be re-broadcast again on Wednesday (July 4).



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 03, 2018 09:09 UTC No.3332
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-0900-
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese, (4900kHz no signal)
5020kHz SOLOMON
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom
6080kHz CHINA Hulun Buir, Mongolian, (*0900- ?)
6105kHz TAIWAN ??, maybe test TX
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM, // http://www.mnb.mn/live/radio3

-1013-
3260kHz No signal (PNG)
3325kHz No signal (PNG)





Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 04, 2018 10:37 UTC No.3333
Note;

-1020-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
6035kHz 2 stations, maybe CHINA and BHUTAN ..
6045kHz S-KOREA, Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA, (4830/4895kHz No sigal)
7345kHz MYANMAR, this time zone is clear channel..
9100kHz S-KOREA Echo of Hope, + noise jammer


-1320-
9100kHz S-KOREA Echo of Hope, No jamming, //4885kHz etc..

-1340-
9896kHz Voice of Tibet ?, Tibetan



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 05, 2018 10:03 UTC No.3336
Note;

-1001-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville

-1020-
5020kHz SOLOMON
6045kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom
7260kHz CHINA ?, weak signal, (maybe MONGOLIA off air)
9100kHz S-KOREA, Echo of Hope, + noise jammer

-1207-
7260kHz CHINA Xinjiang PBS, MONGOLIA off air..
9725kHz TAIWAN V13 Xingxing BS, AM, //13974kHz



Re: Shiokaze on 7215 kHz. - Ron Howard Jul 05, 2018 18:40 UTC No.3337
July 5, found Shiokaze had moved up to 7215, for 1300-1400 broadcast. 
Being as it is Thursday, was in English, as scheduled; good signal; in the
clear with no jamming, which was still down on ex: 6165. This one hour
broadcast consists of two identical half hour shows, run back-to-back.

Last time Shiokaze used 7215, they were up against a 500kW CRI on
frequency, but today no such problem, as CRI was off the air (a temporary
situation?). Program is provided for by the private organization COMJAN
(Investigating Committee on Missing Japanese Probably Related to North
Korea); website - http://www.chosa-kai.jp/ in Japanese, but one can click
on "English" to see a different COMJAN web page. My audio today of their
1330 intro, in English, at http://goo.gl/No1zB1 .



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 06, 2018 00:14 UTC No.3338
AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, 1107-1151*, July 5. Pop songs (Chuck Berry -
"Roll Over Beethoven," Seals & Crofts - "I'll Play For You," Lionel
Richie & Diana Ross - "My Endless Love," Jackie Wilson - "Higher
and Higher," etc.); commercial announcements; SA and promo for
joining Australian Radio DX Club; cut off in mid-song; summertime
QRN (static), but strong enough to easily SA songs; certainly not
their supposedly new 1000 sign off time.

BTW - Rob Shepherd (Australia), advised me on July 4 - "Ozy Radio
is currently off-air again with technical difficulties," so another chance
to check for AIR Gangtok. July 5, noted strong OTH radar blocked 4835
from about 1155+.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap), on
July 5, with very good propagation; one of their best receptions; intermittent
listening 0941-1207*; some highlights:

0941-0959: News in English (long item about the 2019 referendum, etc.);
// 3260 (NBC Madang).

0959-1010: NBC national news, sports (one reporter from "NBC sports
Madang,") and weather, in English.

1010-1020: "Regional news in English," followed by the often heard SAs
for "NBC Bougainville," but also the not so common SA "Maus Blong
Sankamap," which is Pidgin for "Voice of the Sunrise," which is heard on
my audio clip http://goo.gl/awwTQn at 2:31; followed by commercial
announcement.

1039: In Pidgin, with comments about the government needs to support rugby.

1049: In Pidgin; segment about "Bougainville community government."

1155: Pop song - Jason Derulo - "Trumpets."

1159: SA, with frequencies; news in English; at 1205 noted was // again to
3260 (NBC Madang).

1207*: cut off in mid-song.

On my audio clip, nice Pacific Islands singing during the last minute of audio.
Today there was only some brief Voice of Indonesia QRM around 1103,
otherwise VOI was not heard or as later noted at 1215 & 1310, VOI with
decent level carrier, but no modulation at all (no audio!). Was most fortunate
that NBC was good today and VOI was having serious problems.

CANADA. 6030, Calgary - CFVP relaying CKMX (AM 1060), at 1223, on
July 5. Again found that CNR1 was off the air; series of comedians; at 1315
"10-60 traffic." So is CNR1 off for maintenance here?

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), intermittent
listening 0941-1211*, July 5. I was mostly enjoying NBC Bougainville, but
Madang was equally well heard. It has been some months now since I first
noticed a marked improvement with Madang's reception, so seems not to be
just the result of propagation?



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 06, 2018 10:45 UTC No.3339
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1037-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang, strong signal today..
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5958kHz UNID carrier (no modulation)
7260kHz MONGOLIA, (QRM China Xinjiang)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 07, 2018 03:17 UTC No.3340
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap),
1021+, on July 6. A second day of well above average reception;
usual format of political discussions in Pidgin and playing of music;
QRM from Voice of Indonesia started sometime around 1100 and
continued mixing with NBC; spent most of today with NBC Madang
(3260), which was also above the norm.

CHINA[and non-logs]. 6030, at 1337, on July 6. Again found CNR1
absent here, leaving the frequency clear for reception of Calgary
(Canada). First noted CNR1 off the air on June 27.

6035, FM99 via Yunnan, on July 6. What has been going on here?
First noted by me on June 27 and now daily am hearing jamming
that sounds as if from N. Korea; today at 1337, totally blocking any
chance to enjoy reception of China. This must also be affecting
reception of Bhutan (BBS) at an earlier time. The jamming of nearby
Voice of Freedom on 6045, continues as before (no change). A most
unpleasant development! Also this from DXLD 18-27:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1827.txt

"UNIDENTIFIED. 6035, 1214-, Jammer, Jun 28. Looking for Bhutan
45 minutes ago, and again now, no sign of BBS, but there is a powerful
pulse jammer. Who might this be? Not obvious from SW Sked information.
Cochannel China is audible. 73, (Walt Salmaniw, Masset, Haida Gwaii, BC,
July 1, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)"

6165, CNR6, at 1337, July 6. N. Korea jamming continues here on this
ex-Shiokaze frequency. Will be good when the jamming moves up to 7215,
leaving CNR6 again in the clear.

[non-log] 7215, at 1337, on July 6, noted CRI is still absent here, leaving
the frequency clear for good Shiokaze reception, but is just a matter of time
before N. Korea jamming moves up here from 6165.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, on July 6, back
to normal operation after yesterday's 1215+ carrier only signal; today started
around 1100 (mixing with NBC Bougainville); at 1300, was fairly readable in
English, as NBC was gone by then; the usual "9-5-2-5 kilohertz" intro.

At 1301, the VOI news (interesting item about Argentine Ambassador to
Indonesia expressed his appreciation for the launch of Broadcast Program
Exchange with Radio Republik Indonesia today. According to him, radio is
one medium that is relied upon by the people of Argentina in obtaining
information. He said "Radio was an important tool in the past, but radio
may still be the strongest communication tool in my country. Radio programs
spread in Argentina. Everyone listens to radio, in the car, while working, you
hear people's comments." To date, four countries have signed cooperation
agreements with RRI regarding the sharing of information/programs, namely
Russia, Thailand, Brunei and Malaysia); followed by "Today's Commentary."

At 1314, "Today in History" (July 6, 1975, the Comoros Islands, off coast of
Africa, declared independence; this date in 1998, the Hong Kong Kai Tak
airport closed, and this date 2007, the IOC approved the creation of a youth
version of the Olympic Games). Very enjoyable to again hear the VOI in
English with decent reception!

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1048,
July 6. Above the norm, even with summertime QRN (static); series of speeches
in Pidgin; 1136-1141 comedy skit in Pidgin, with a lot of laughing; 1151-1200
religious segment (preaching and singing); 1201 NBC news in English (item
about the execution of the Japanese cult leader responsible for Tokyo's Sarin
attack in 1994, etc.); 1204 into "NBC Radio" relay from Port Moresby, in English;
playing pop songs till cut off at 1222* in mid-song. John Wilkins (CO, USA) also
"Noticed the enhanced PNG sigs" today, as we were both listening at the same
time.

My three minute audio clip (one minute comedy, next minute nice Pacific Islands
singing and final minute with religious singing), at http://goo.gl/ijXXdf .



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 08, 2018 03:04 UTC No.3342
AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, 1147, July 7. Commercial announcement;
sounded like Bob Dylan with "Blowin' In The Wind." Just as happened
on July 5, today cut off at 1151*, so must be on a timer? Need to check
a few more times to be sure.

BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1207, July 7. Announcer till 1212, then the normal
break for the very distinctive indigenous stringed instrumental till cut off at
1214*; mixing with relay of FM99, via Yunnan (China), that was in Chinese;
yet another day with the UNID jamming that has been heard here recently.
Without the jamming, this would have been an interesting reception!

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap), 1115,
July 7. Both NBC and Voice of Indonesia mixing together about equal strength,
causing a mess; not worth listening to.

CHINA. 6035, FM99 relay, via Yunnan, 1207+, on July 7. BBS (Bhutan) QRM
till 1214*; at 1209, with the usual song by Shakira ("Waka Waka" - This Time for
Africa); moderately strong jamming noted the whole time.

17398-USB, Guangzhou Coast Radio Station (presumed), on July 7, noted 1106*,
after YL in Chinese with assume marine weather; almost fair; one of their better
receptions.

MONGOLIA. 7260, Mongolian Radio 3 (presumed), at 1203, July 7. Pop songs;
much stronger than QRM from China far underneath; today definite carrier (no
audio) on 4895, which must have been them; nothing on 4830.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), July 7,
with yet another day of decent reception till cut off at 1202*; as it was Saturday,
there was no 1200 news on the weekend.

SIKKIM. 4835, AIR Gangtok (presumed), 1223, July 7. Heard a carrier that I
think could be them, as it seems Ozy Radio is still off the air here. Yesterday
also noted a prominent carrier here at 1325 (not Ozy).

USA. 7505v, WRNO, 1114 & 1153, July 7. Not in the usual Chinese, but instead
religious program in English; later at 1207, found them in Chinese; fair.





Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 08, 2018 10:51 UTC No.3343
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1049-
9323kHz UNID carrier, no modulation, strong
9478kHz UNID carrier, no modulation



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 09, 2018 09:42 UTC No.3345
Note;

-0930-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
7260kHz MONGOLIA
9323kHz UNID carrier, no modulation, strong



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 09, 2018 21:28 UTC No.3347
-2125-
7260kHz CHINA CNR-1, spur ?
7495kHz S-KOREA North Korea Reform Radio, (ex: 7500kHz)
9835kHz No signal (MALAYSIA)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 12, 2018 03:30 UTC No.3350
AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ. Recently had been hearing a 1151* cut
off time and speculated was on a timer. July 9, at 1118-1150* (very
close to 1151); playing Bobby Darin - "Dream Lover," Crowded
House - "Don't Dream It's Over," etc. On July 10, was close to
1150:43* and on July 11, off close to 1150:35*, so yes definitely
closing down via a timer.

BANGLADESH. 4750, Bangladesh Betar - HS, 1235-1242, July 9.
The Monday only SAARC (The South Asian Association for Regional
Cooperation) news bulletin in English; “Assalamu alaikum. This is
Bangladesh Betar”; item - UN Secretary-General's visit to Bangladesh
regarding refugees, etc.; less than semi-readable due to CODAR and
CNR1 QRM; 1242 into Bangla.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, on July 8, noted that Voice
of Indonesia started QRM at *1056, in English; mixing with NBC. On
July 9, at 1016 with local Bougainville news in English; today VOI *1116.
On July 10, NBC with 1204* cut off.

Almost daily I scan 90m for PNG stations (and 3905), but for a long time
now only 3260 & 3325 are active.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1218-1230, July 9. Monday edition of
"Say It In English"; more misadventures of "Tom" and his aunt "Jennifer,"
who was learning to drive, during which she hits another car in a parking
lot and "Tom" worries that the car hit belongs to his boss, "Mr. Harris."

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang ("Maus Blong Garamut" - voice
of indigenous drums), at 1108, July 9. Nice to hear the full SA for "NBC
Madang, Maus Blong Garamut." July 11, from 1156 till cut off at 1219*;
on the air slightly longer than normal.

TAIWAN. 9410-USB+carrier, Fu Hsing BS, 1222, July 11. While this isn't
exactly rare, it certainly is off the air most days; announcer in Chinese, playing
some music; one of their better receptions here; of course only possible as BBC's
(Singapore) strong reception ended here about 1200*; Taiwan's other frequency
(9774) remains silent.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 17, 2018 05:38 UTC No.3354
AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, July 16, at 1111, played Eddie Floyd's song
"Knock On Wood"; cut off close to 1150:09*; on July 13, cut off close
to 1150:26*, so each day off a little earlier than before (previously -
July 11, close to 1150:35*, July 10, close to 1150:43*).

BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, on July 14, at 1110, noted mixing with FM99
relay via Yunnan and also with jamming here, BBS cut off at 1133*,
leaving just jamming and Yunnan.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, on July 16, noted 1200*.
Unable to hear Voice of Indonesia till after 1200, as NBC was so much
stronger today than VOI.

CHINA. 9820, Beibu Bay Radio, 1136-1310, July 12. Mostly in Chinese
and Vietnamese; EZL pop songs; each ToH Chinese and English time
checks for Beijing time. Has been a long time since I last checked this
frequency, as in the past it was always found with stronger stations
blocking reception, but not so now; nice clear frequency and good signal;
occasional IDs in English; // 5050. July 13, with "Showtime"(?) music show,
playing top ten songs; fair.

6030, am not positive as to what is happening here? Still hearing Calgary
(CFVP), but sounds to me like it could also be DRM from China. On July 16,
at 1242, possibly a DRM signal; would seem rather late to be
hearing strong Cuban jamming. Needs more work.

6035, FM99 (Voice of Shangri-la) via Yunnan. On July 15, at 1300 with time
pips and singing ID (several clear mentions of "Radio"); usual FM format.
When I returned home, checked at 1500 for their live audio streaming at
http://www.wodt.net/play/2568-1-1.html and indeed heard the identical
singing ID jingle; also via on-line streaming an occasional mention of
"Shangri-la," as on the web it's shown as FM99 Voice of Shangri-la. Program
schedule (Chinese) - http://www.qingting.fm/radios/20139 . Still hearing an
UNID jammer here, that started about June 27. My audio clip at
http://goo.gl/ZB1u6m .

KOREA NORTH. 6165, on July 16, the Shiokaze jammer is still here (1300+),
even though Shiokaze moved to 7215 back on July 4. Am beginning to think
the DPRK Shiokaze jamming section must be on summer vacation? Do not
recall them being this late before in noting the change in frequency. Also noted
Voice of Hope (5995) non-jamming anomaly today. 7215, as of today was a nice
clear frequency for the strong Shiokaze signal.

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - Voice of Hope (VOH), on July 16.

4885, at 0930, mixing with equal strength Brazil (R. Clube do Para); as time
went by Brazil dropped down and VOH become good reception as usual.
VOH never with any N. Korea jamming here.

5995, with major anomaly today, as from 0934 till past 1324+, there was no
N. Korea jamming here at all (rare - don't recall this ever happened like this
before!); good reception. At 0959 the usual musical SA ("V-O-H") and
then the "Onule Soshi" (Today's News) program (items about "Singapore,"
"Washington," etc.) My audio clip at http://goo.gl/QVYHWn .

9100, had times of no jamming and other times with jamming.

All other VOH frequencies jammed as usual (3985 // 6250 // 6350), from
0934 to 1324+.

All VOH frequencies now only carrying the same program.

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM - Limbang, July 12, yet another Thursday with
their unique IDs for "Wai FM - Limbang"; scheduled 1315-1400. Surprised
today to hear this and also 9835 (Sarawak FM) go off the air at 1400*, just
as the news started. An anomaly? "Wai FM - Limbang" is also on Monday
at the same time.

TAIWAN. 9410-USB+carrier, Fu Hsing BS, 1250-1300*, July 16. In Chinese;
some nice music; last heard here on July 11. Their sign off time conforms to
their schedule. Taiwan's other frequency (9774) remains silent. My audio at
http://goo.gl/9QNXXH .



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 17, 2018 08:16 UTC No.3355
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0805-
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese, (ex: 9505kHz)
7260kHz MONGOLIA, // http://www.mnb.mn/live/radio3

-1003-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Minnan
5020kHz SOLOMON
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom





Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 18, 2018 08:55 UTC No.3357
Note;

-0848-
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang
4940kHz No signal (CHINA)
7251kHz FAX, strong signal...
7260kHz MONGOLIA

-0912-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ, (4835kHz No signal)
6400kHz No signal (Pyongyang BS)

4244kHz LSB, CHINA Numbers station VC01
5792kHz USB, CHINA Numbers station VC01, (TNX Ary !)




Re: China - Qinghai on 6145 // 9780 kHz. - "Qinghai News Comprehensive Broadcasting" - Ron Howard Jul 19, 2018 15:00 UTC No.3358
CHINA. 6145 // 9780, Qinghai ("Qinghai News Comprehensive Broadcasting" - 
Google translation), 1213-1250, July 19. In Chinese; playing EZL pop songs;
seemed a relay of their FM 98.9 & AM 666 stations; 6145 had the better
reception; website http://www.zuiaishiting.com/radio/qh/4.html has some audio
streaming. My audio at http://goo.gl/rtD73B .

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach, Callifornia
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 21, 2018 12:44 UTC No.3359
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-1240-
9100kHz S-KOREA Echo of Hope, no jamming



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 22, 2018 10:37 UTC No.3360
Note;

The weather is bad today, and it is accompanied by aerial electricity.
-1024-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang, (irr.)
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ, weak signal
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, + noise jammer
6400kHz No signal (NK Pyongyang)
7260kHz MONGOLIA
9100kHz SK Echo of Hope, + noise jammer



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 23, 2018 04:56 UTC No.3361
ALASKA. 6075, KNLS, at 1226, on July 22. In English with "Focus 
On The Family" movie review; into "Radio History for Beginners,"
about the broadcast of "War of the Worlds"; very good reception;
strong signal.

AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, July 21, cut off close to 1149:45*; July 19,
with close to 1149:54* cut off (previously - July 16 with 1150:09*;
July 13, at 1150:26*; July 11, at 1150:35*, July 10, at 1150:43*).

CHINA. 5990 // 9850, Qinghai, at 1311, on July 21. Assume in scheduled
Tibetan; clearly // with their unique indigenous music.

6030, at 1246, on July 21, certainly sounded like a DRM signal (tentative),
mixing with Calgary (Canada); also noted at 1221, on July 22.

6035, FM99 relay, via Yunnan. Rather strange one day only anomaly on
July 20, from 1215 to 1353; heard with what I think must have been two
separate audio feeds from Yunnan; one was the normal FM99 format and
also the stronger audio, and a second weaker audio also in Chinese, with
EZL pop songs, along with the usual jamming; first time I have heard this,
after almost daily monitoring here. The second UNID audio clearly not
Bhutan (BBS). July 21, back to normal with just FM99 and the usual
jamming.

6145 // 9780, Qinghai ("Qinghai News Comprehensive Broadcasting" -
Google translation), 1317, July 22. In Chinese; playing EZL pop songs;
seemed a relay of their FM 98.9 & AM 666 stations; both frequencies
doing fairly well.

INDIA. 4970, AIR Shillong, 1309-1315, July 22. The usual "Country Roads"
Sunday music show with nice sounding YL DJ in English; songs -
"Tennessee Waltz," "Teach Your Children," and "Rhinestone Cowboy";
local IDs. Am not a fan of C&W music, but I have enjoyed this show for
many years now. At 1315 into Hindi.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, 1158
closing announcements for Chinese segment, till 1201 into Japanese,
on July 22; VOI the only station here; the last two days NBC Bougainville
has been off the air; 1301, SA in English; still with "9-5-2-5 kilohertz"
frequency; into the VOI news; less than semi-readable.

KOREA NORTH[non]. 7215, Shiokaze, at 1257, strong N. Korea jamming;
*1258 strong CRI sign on; *1300 sign on of Shiokaze, on July 21; very poor
under CRI and jamming. My audio http://goo.gl/UbXSRw .

July 17, at 1301. Heard with good reception; no jamming and no CRI, but
the next day (July 18), both Dan Sheedy (Calif., USA) and Hiroshi (Japan)
found that CRI had finally resumed using this frequency, with their usual
strong signal, so very heavy QRM against Shiokaze. On July 19 (Thursday),
I also noted the strong CRI signal at 1303, blocking any meaningful reception
in English of Shiokaze.

KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, on July 17, at 1058, pop song
(James Brown - "I Feel Good"); 1100 - "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" ("Korean
people, to unity, to the future"); closing 1403-1406* with song "Aleumdaun
Nala" ("Beautiful Country"); daily is jammed by N. Korea, but VOF signal is
strong, so reception is still fair.

LAOS. 6130, Lao National Radio, 1237-1255, July 22. Not often I get audio
here and also without a lot of adjacent QRM, but today it happened; seemed
to be in Laotian and with indigenous music; poor reception, but happy to have
even this. My poor audio at http://goo.gl/yN4H8G . My local sunrise was at
1305 UTC. Thanks to Steve McDonald (BC, Canada) for the reminder about
checking for this.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut). At 1208*,
on July 22. Cut off in mid-song after the normal Sunday religious programs;
preaching in Pidgin and religious songs.

On July 21 (Saturday), nice program of Pacific Islands pop songs; 1103-1214*
cut off in mid-song; weekend, so no news at 1200; DJ in Pidgin mentions
"Saturday night" many times.

July 20, at 1156, with pop song ("Iko Iko," per Youtube "performed by Pacific
Island sensation, Justin Wellington and Small Jam," he was born in PNG -
http://goo.gl/5qNNC7 . Last year heard this same song via Solomon Islands -
SIBC - on 9545); 1159 "The best in music now, on NBC Madang, right here";
1200-1203 PNG bird call and NBC news; followed by discussion about the
Bougainville 2019 referendum to determine independence; all receptions with
heavy summertime QRN (static).





Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 23, 2018 08:16 UTC No.3362
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-0806-
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang
4885kHz SK Echo of Hope
7260kHz MONGOLIA, // http://www.mnb.mn/live/radio3
8169kHz TAIWAN V13-Xingxing BS, AM

-1041-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (PNG)

-1129-
3325kHz INDONESIA, s/on around -1125-
6400kHz No signal (Pyongyang)

-1318-
5005kHz UNID fair carrier, no modulation ?



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 23, 2018 15:29 UTC No.3368
> -1318-
> 5005kHz UNID fair carrier, no modulation ?

July 22, at 1307 UTC, noted an extremely weak carrier on 5005 kHz., but
so weak as to be unusable to get any details. Who?




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 23, 2018 15:38 UTC No.3369
> -1041-
> 3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
> 3325kHz No signal (PNG)

July 23:

Third straight day with no signal on 3325 kHz. from NBC Bougainville (1044+);
after 1108+ heard VOI in Chinese; 1202+ in Japanese; 1320 "Today In History" in
English, but not very readable.

NBC Madang (3260), heard 1101-1200*; sudden cut off.



9410kHz Fu Hsing, 6030kHz CHINA DRM, etc.. - XYZ Jul 24, 2018 08:39 UTC No.3370
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0830-
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville (tent.), weak signal
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait
9410kHz TAIWAN Fu Hsing BS, H3E mode (AM+USB),
// https://hichannel.hinet.net/radio/index.do?id=287


-1115-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3920kHz No signal(NK)
5119kHz CHINA Numbers , USB Robot voice (slow)
9725kHz TAIWAN V13, AM, QRM CRI-Russian

-1130-
6030kHz CHINA DRM, Display is "voice of China", in chinese



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 24, 2018 15:01 UTC No.3371
BANGLADESH. 4750, Bangladesh Betar - HS, July 24, at 1210. Clearly
back on the air today after yesterday's absence; mixing with CNR1 and
CODAR QRM.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap). After
three days of silence, on July 24, heard again; 1143, speech in English
(Bougainville Minister of Health, who today was launching a new medical
ship - "We are here to protect you. We are here to work with you." News
story at
http://bougainville.typepad.com/newdawn/2018/07/240718health-moving-services-new-dawn-fm-news-the-abg-minister-for-health-dennis-lokonai-says-that-the-health-sector-is-alrea.html);
followed by montage of songs, along with the "NBC Bougainville" SA. Nice
to have them back, but still some Voice of Indonesia QRM on frequency.

While NBC Madang (3260), at 1201, with news in English; cut off at 1205*;
about as strong as Bougainville.

CHINA. 3303-USB, Zhoushan Marine Meteorological Radio Station, 1113-1115*;
in Chinese. Last time I heard this station was back in Dec. 2008! Website -
Zhoushan Meteorological Bureau - http://zsqxj.zhoushan.gov.cn/

Google translation:

"Zhoushan Marine Meteorological Radio Station is located in Putuoshan Scenic
Area, Zhoushan City. It was established in November 1994. It is the earliest
professional radio station in the country to provide weather protection for fishing
vessels and other vessels at sea. After sea distance test, the effective listening
distance can reach 500. More than a kilometer. The radio station adopts sea
surface wave and sky wave synchronous transmission mode, and the antenna
is vertically polarized and transmitted; the signal transmission is transmitted by
a 2KW single sideband high power transmitter, which has the characteristics of
large power and long propagation distance. The transmission frequency of the
radio station is 3303KHZ. As long as the vessel operating at sea is equipped
with a short-wave single-sideband receiver, it will be able to listen to the
professional meteorological information released by the Zhoushan Marine
Meteorological Observatory four times a day in any sea area of China and the
three times a day issued by the Central Meteorological Observatory."

6035, FM99 (Voice of Shangri-la) via Yunnan, on July 24, found reception almost
impossible due to the new DRM (CNR1) signal on 6030, which was already
broadcasting today at 1059 tune in. Very unfortunate development! Also 6035 still
with pips jamming (N. Korea?).

SIKKIM. 4835, AIR Gangtok. On July 23, I commented - "Recently the carrier, on
some days, was fairly good and sounded close to having some audio"; July 24,
definite above threshold level audio; yes, positive Gangtok reception; mostly
subcontinent music/singing 1224-1302 and in Hindi, except for the usual New
Delhi news relay in English 1230-1235, which was clearly // 5040 AIR Jeypore
(fair). So am able to confirm that Ozy Radio is for sure still off the air here.

USA. 7505v, WRNO, on July 24, checking at 1106, heard them back on the air
today, after yesterday's absence; in Chinese; fair.



Re: Kashmir-Laos-Sikkim - Ron Howard Jul 25, 2018 15:54 UTC No.3372
KASHMIR. 4950, AIR Radio Kashmir, Srinagar (presumed), 1333-1350, July 25.
Audio just above threshold level, whereas normally I only hear a carrier (no audio);
in assume Hindi; nice segments of subcontinent music/singing and also indigenous
chanting/singing; weak. My audio of chanting at http://goo.gl/Rb5A2i . Srinagar
sunset was at 1407 UT, while my sunrise was at 1308 UT. Very respectable
reception for summertime!

LAOS. 6130, Lao National Radio, 1200, July 25. Heard their unique gong/bell that
they ring slowly 7 times (7:00 PM their local time); was almost a minute late starting
(1200:54); weak. Vientiane sunset was at 1146 UT, while my local sunrise was not
till later at 1308 UT.

SIKKIM. 4835, AIR Gangtok. On July 25, for the second consecutive day, heard with
audio above threshold level; 1259-1323; announcer (unable to make out language)
and subcontinent music. My local sunrise was at 1308 UT, while Gangtok sunset was
at 1258 UT, making for some nice grayline reception. Ozy Radio remains silent here.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 26, 2018 02:14 UTC No.3375
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-0200-
6030kHz CHINA DRM test, also see : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:731#3374
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM, // http://www.mnb.mn/live/radio3
7275kHz CHINA Guizhou PBS, Chinese, QRM from co-channel (maybe Xinjian PBS)
7415kHz UNID Test ?
11430kHz TAIWAN V13 Xingxing BS, AM, // 16257kHz



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 27, 2018 12:05 UTC No.3377
Note;

-1155-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (INDONESIA and PNG)
4860kHz UNID weak carrier
6030kHz CHINA DRM test
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA P2 FM, QRM CHINA Xingjiang
9725kHz TAIWAN V13 Xingxing BS, AM, // 13974kHz



5045kHz UNID, etc.. - XYZ Jul 28, 2018 10:05 UTC No.3378
Note;

-0955-
3260kHz No signal (PNG)
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Minnan
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese
6030kHz CHINA DRM
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, +pips jammer
6400kHz No signal (NK Pyongyang BS)
7260kHz MONGOLIA


-1425-
5045kHz UNID ??



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - MW DXer Jul 28, 2018 18:06 UTC No.3379
What language on 5045 kHz?



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 29, 2018 01:05 UTC No.3380
>5045kHz UNID
Sorry, I found it too weak to understand. .



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 29, 2018 09:15 UTC No.3381
Note;

-0908-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation
6030kHz CHINA DRM, display : "Voice of China"
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - MW DXer Jul 29, 2018 14:20 UTC No.3382
Do you hear 5045 kHz today?



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Jul 29, 2018 19:55 UTC No.3383
Feels more like winter here in Monterey (California), than summer. 
Most days just about 15.5° C and often with fog, which keeps it cool.
Heavy sweater weather!! As I don't like hot weather, am loving it :)

CHINA. 5050, Beibu Bay Radio, 1300, July 29. Time pips; Beijing time
in Chinese and English ("9 PM"); singing station jingle; mostly in
Vietnamese; // 9820, which was still mostly blocked by CNR2, whereas
5050 had clear and fair reception.

6035, FM99 relay (Voice of Shangri-la), via Yunnan, 1326, July 29. Pop
songs, with the normal FM format; still up against an UNID jamming (N.
Korea?); best in USB, to get away from strong CNR1 DRM signal on
6030.

6155, CNR2 (China Business Radio), 1225-1232, July 29. Good reception;
comedy/variety show "Haiyang Live," in Chinese; program is often heard
on CNR2.

INDIA. 4970, AIR Shillong, 1302-1315, July 29. Yet another edition of the
"Country Roads" Sunday music show; in English; songs - Dolly Parton -
"Jolene," Elton John - "Sacrifice" (C&W?), etc.; local station SA.

KOREA NORTH. 3219.85v // 3920, KCBS Pyongyang, 1221, July 29. Music
program; clearly //, but 3920 is not on the air daily, whereas 3219.85v is
regularly heard.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut). 1105-1203*,
July 29. The normal Sunday format; long segment of preaching in Pidgin and
also religious songs; was the weekend, so no news at ToH; usual summertime
heavy QRN (static).

Noted NBC Bougainville (3325) was silent during the same time period, July 29;
only VOI being heard.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 29, 2018 22:16 UTC No.3384
>5045kHz UNID
Hi MAUNO, no signal yesterday..


Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!



my logs:
-2245-
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait ?, weak signak
5960kHz (maybe CHINA Xingjiang PBS), 1kHz test tone signal
5970kHz CHINA Gannan PBS
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, +jammer
6400kHz No signal (NK Pyongyang BS)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Jul 31, 2018 09:59 UTC No.3386
Note;

-0952-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz No signal (NK KCBS Pyongyang)
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1 DRM
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Aug 01, 2018 16:12 UTC No.3387
AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, 1148:52* cut off, on July 31.

BOUGAINVILLE/INDONESIA. 3325, NBC Bougainville & Voice of
Indonesia, on Aug 1, with a major anomaly. VOI very late starting
and NBC running much longer than normal.

Highlights:

1035-1120: NBC - Non-stop interviews and monologues in Pidgin (no VOI).

1120-1130: NBC - Pop songs (no VOI)

*1208: VOI suddenly started; in Japanese; about one hour later than their
normal time to start; mixing
with NBC till 1257.

1257*: NBC suddenly cut off; about one hour later than normal, leaving VOI
in the clear.

1259: VOI with closing contact info in Japanese; followed by the usual segment
in English.

CHINA. 4900 // 4940, Voice of Strait, 1058+, July 30. In // for about an hour;
both fair.

6035, FM99 (Voice of Shangri-la) via Yunnan, 1220, July 30. Many pop song
(YL singer with the Beatles song "Hey Jude," Idina Menzel - "Let It Go," etc.);
usual FM format; in Chinese; holding up well against the jamming here; best
in USB, due to 6030 DRM.

INDIA. 5040, AIR Jeypore, 1257, July 31. Indigenous music and subcontinent
music; unusually good signal for the summertime. My audio at http://goo.gl/k3phzt

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, 1300, July 30.
Intro to the hour in English; still with "9-5-2-5 kilohertz" frequency; news; 1319,
promo for the VOI 2018 quiz for free trip to Indonesia; "Commentary"; 1325-1328
"Today in History"; not very readable.

MONGOLIA. 7260, Mongolian Radio 3 (presumed), at 1303, Aug 1. Pop songs;
much stronger than QRM from China far underneath; today definite carrier (no
audio) on 4895, which was probably them; nothing on 4830. The 7260 frequency
is normally used daily, whereas 4895 is fairly rare.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, on Aug 1, from 1136 till past 1300+. Special
coverage (preempted regular programs); soccer/football game between Myanmar
vs South Korea, in the Alpine Cup (four-nation soccer/football tournament played
in Mandalay); TV audio feed; background sound of crowd and loudspeaker; mostly
fair; game not on 5915 (Myanmar Radio) nor 7345 (Thazin Radio) and unable to
hear 6165 (Thazin Radio), due to QRM. My audio at http://goo.gl/JGgWYd .

Full coverage via YouTube at https://goo.gl/AABti2 .

TAIWAN. 9410-USB+carrier, Fu Hsing BS, 1231, July 31. For the second
consecutive day heard here. July 30 noted 1245* cut off, which was earlier
than their normal 1300*; reception both days was much better than usual.
Taiwan's other frequency (9774) remains silent.



Re: RRI Nabire reactivated 7289.92 kHz. - Ron Howard Aug 01, 2018 16:59 UTC No.3388
Very good news! Certainly seems to be RRI Nabire reactivated
on 7289.92 kHz. On the video, fairly clear Qur'an at 20:00+.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj62I1QIDlI&feature=youtu.be

My last reception back in 2016:

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire, 0922-0957*, July 18. Unusual
reception, due to actually hearing audio here; EZL music; conforms to
Atsunori Ishida's info; Dave Valko on the east coast was also hearing
audio till sign off. Unique reception! (Ron Howard, Pacific Grove, CA,
Etón E1 with Par Electronics EF-SWL antenna)

Clear SA (“Programa Satu, Radio Republik Indonesia Nabire”) on my
2012 audio, at 0:12 - http://goo.gl/N36LHM .



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 02, 2018 09:58 UTC No.3390
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0925-
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, fair signal ! // http://www.rri.co.id/home.html
YouTube : https://youtu.be/HqwduATklX8

-0952-
3215kHz UNID weak signal
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang (tent.), weak signal
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, //4900kHz in Chinese
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, ..
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation..
5030kHz UNID carrier, no modulation ?

-1000-
6030kHz CHINA CHR1 DRM, "Voice of China", strong signal today
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, + jammer
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7290kHz .. Nabire still here, but heavy QRM from 7300kHz China CNR Jammer..
** Add.: noticed at -1034- It seems that it had already s/off ...

-1050-
6400kHz NK Pyongyang BS, back



Re: Ozy Radio back on the air - Ron Howard Aug 03, 2018 11:53 UTC No.3393
AUSTRALIA. 4835, Ozy Radio, 0920-1009, Aug 3. Since about July 4, 
had been silent here; mostly pop songs, except 0928-0938 & 1002-1008
with the news; at 1008 heard clear, unmistakable Ozy Radio signature
theme music ("Waltzing Matilda"). AIR Gangtok reception no longer
possible here, but great to have Craig's station on the air again



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 04, 2018 10:09 UTC No.3395
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !

-1002-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation..
5030kHz UNID carrier, no modulation ?
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1 DRM
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 06, 2018 10:55 UTC No.3397
Note;

Today, bad weather, terrible static electricity...
-1048-
3260kHz
6400kHz NK Pyongyang BS, spur : 6370kHz and 6430kHz (+-30kHz)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Aug 07, 2018 04:08 UTC No.3399
AUSTRALIA. 4835, Ozy Radio. Regarding my Aug 3 reception, I wrote
to Craig Allen (owner and operator of Ozy Radio), to congratulate him
for getting his station back on the air. His response: "Thanks Ron, Nice
to know I have one listener. Regards, Craig."

(non-log) Aug 5, found 4835 covered by OTH radar from 1040+. Mauno
Ritola noted in WRTH Facebook: "Here in Finland a buzzing carrier
blocking the frequency at 1430." To which I responded: "Back in May &
June, AIR Gangtok (4835) was clearly having transmitter problems,
producing a strong humming audio ("buzzing") on a daily basis. On
August 4, after 1230+ UTC, it seemed to me the same humming sound
had returned again, so perhaps Gangtok's problems returned?" and
Mauno clarified: "Hi Ron, yes, also AIR Gangtok has a similar buzz with
+/-50Hz side carriers, but it signed off at 1658 and this stronger buzz still
continues. I think it may be somewhere in Russia." Interesting development.

August 4, "Waltzing Matilda" theme music of Ozy Radio, heard at 1206, after
the news.

Station 4KZ, on 5055, from 0945+, Aug 5. Pop songs (Bobby McFerrin -
"Don't Worry Be Happy," also with seven minutes of Richard Harris -
"MacArthur Park," which I had not heard in a long time; nice!).

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, 1058, Aug 4.
Unusual propagation, with VOI many times stronger than very weak NBC
Bougainville; contact info in English; into Chinese; later at 1145 found both
mixing together about equal strength. Have yet to hear any "Exotic Indonesia"
programs, as noted via VOI in past years.

7289.92, Pro 1 RRI Nabire, 0742 till off around 0940 or thereabout, Aug 6
(Monday). Seems weekdays they are on the air longer (one hour?) than
weekends. Audio - http://goo.gl/rSSP6c ; with one minute of singing and
one minute of reciting from the Qur'an, along with summertime QRN/static.

Highlights:

0742-0800: Young children singing various songs; non-stop.

0800-0817: ID “Programa Satu, Radio Republik Indonesia Nabire” (seems
they never give the "R-R-I" abbreviation in their IDs, as Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya
did before VOI took over 3325), followed by the news. Ending news with patriotic
song “Bagimu Negeri,” which I find somewhat strange. In past years the RRI
stations in August normally played “Dirgahayu Indonesiaku” all month long, after
the news, instead of “Bagimu Negeri,” due to their Independence Day being this
month. Are they waiting till the 17th to play it?

0817-0900: Middle Eastern type music/singing.

0900-0910: Reciting from the Qur'an.

Thanks very much to Dave Valko for the alert about the abbreviated weekend
schedule for RRI Nabire. I tuned in Aug 4 (Sat.), at 0939+ and found them off
the air; Aug 5 (Sun.), checking 0848+, with the same results. Dave indicates
on Aug 5, he did heard RRI at 0824, but it was gone when recheck at 0846,
which is what I also noted a few minutes later.

Safe to say their cut off time varies a great deal.

KOREA SOUTH. 4885, Echo of Hope - VOH, 1221, Aug 5. Their usual Sunday
religious (Christian) songs, with soloists; is their normal format. My 5 1/2 minute
audio at http://goo.gl/BGhsFW . Daily I hear this like a local station and is never
jammed by N. Korea!

6045.0, Voice of Freedom, *0858, Aug 5. Started with music; "Frontier" by Mr.
Yang Bang-ean (Japanese name: Liang Kunihiko); YouTube of "Frontier" at
https://youtu.be/vDd38LEu48Y ; singing station ID; time pips. My audio at
http://goo.gl/6dVAsw .

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, from 1152+, on Aug 5. Coverage of the
Alpine Cup soccer/football match; Myanmar vs Thailand; preempted regular
programs; TV audio feed; background sound of crowd and loudspeaker; fair
reception.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut),1207*
cut off, on Aug 5, after the usual Sunday religious programs.

SIKKIM. 4835, AIR Gangtok. See AUSTRALIA.

TAIWAN. 9410-USB+carrier, Fu Hsing BS, at 0940, on Aug 6 and at 1239,
on Aug 5. Mostly fair reception and on the air more days than they normally
are. Also much better reception recently than in the past. Taiwan's other
frequency (9774) remains silent.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 07, 2018 12:04 UTC No.3400
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-1155-
5045kHz UNID carrier, spur ?, weak signal..
6030kHz CHINA CNR DRM
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM

-1200-
9725kHz TAIWAN V13 Xingxing BS, AM, // 13974kHz



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Aug 07, 2018 18:39 UTC No.3401

AUSTRALIA. 4835, Ozy Radio, on Aug 7, at 1006. Another day that
was able to clearly catch the "Waltzing Matilda" theme music; was
still recognizable even with heavy QRN (static); in addition today
with CODAR QRM.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap),
1033-1055, Aug 7. Unusually long non-stop monologue in Pidgin, till
hit with VOI starting up at *1055.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, on Aug 7,
suddenly started at *1055; mixing with NBC Bougainville.

[non-log] 7289.92, Pro 1 RRI Nabire, Aug 7, started checking 0813+, but
clearly off the air. So which was it - a very early sign off or not on the air
at all?

TAIWAN. 9730 (actually somewhat lower in frequency), Radio Free Asia
relay via Sound of Hope, on Aug 7. Tuned in to hear IS at 0856, during
which at 0858 had an SA in English ("You have been listening to Radio
Free Asia"); decent reception for summertime (QRN/static), per audio clip -
http://goo.gl/7QMv6z .




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 08, 2018 08:07 UTC No.3402
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0747-
6030kHz CHINA CNR DRM
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7290kHz (tent.)INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, 7289.92kHz,
.. their signal at this time is still weak.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Aug 08, 2018 11:28 UTC No.3403
Pro 1 RRI Nabire, Aug 8, on 7289.92 kHz.:

0834-0858 UTC - EZL Pop songs.
0858-0909 - Reciting from the Qur'an.
0912* - Suddenly cut off in mid-song.

Without the heavy QRN (static), would have been fair reception.

Ron - Heard in California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 08, 2018 13:32 UTC No.3404
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1325-
3325kHz No signal (Indonesia)



5920kHz SK, 9590kHz Myanmar -0930*, etc.. - XYZ Aug 09, 2018 09:10 UTC No.3405
Note;

-0905-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz No signal (NK)
5020kHz SOLOMON
5920kHz S-KOREA Voice of Freedom, ex:6045kHz, No jamming
6030kHz CHINA CNR DRM
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, Koran, (6125kHz no signal)

-0929-
9590kHz MYANMAR Thazin FM, YL ann. in Burmese, -0930*
** 7345kHz : No signal was seen even after 0930 UTC..
See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3237
-1035-
7345kHz (tent.)MYANMAR Thazin FM, *1030- ??
7505kHz WRNO, Chinese (not EG), changed skd ??



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Aug 09, 2018 12:57 UTC No.3406
INDONESIA. 7289.92, Pro 1 RRI Nabire, on Aug 9. Poor to almost
fair, but constant QRN (static). Highlights:

0738-0800: Music program; non-stop songs.

0800-0816: Starting with drums, the news; ending with patriotic song
“Bagimu Negeri.”

0816-0859: Another music segment; non-stop songs.

0859-0909: Reciting from the Qur'an.

0920*: Suddenly cut off in mid-song, as Bryan Clark (New Zealand)
has already reported to WOR iog.

KOREA SOUTH. back on alternate frequency 5920.0 (stable), Voice of
Freedom, ex: 6045, on Aug 9. Good reception and not jammed (ex: 6045
still with heavy N. Korea jamming). Thanks again to Amano-san for his
excellent feedback as to the names of these various programs.

Highlights:

1000: "Bodo gwangjang" ("News plaza"). My audio at http://goo.gl/EcBP7G

1010: "Nalssi ..."? ("Weather ..."). My audio at http://goo.gl/wC3ycK

1020: "Hanla-eseo Baegdu-kkaji" ("From Halla to Baekdu"). My audio
at http://goo.gl/zyn4Uc

6015, KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, at 1009, Aug 8. Still with N. Korea
jamming, but somewhat readable; three SAs; first by native speaker of
English ("Now you are listening to KBS, Pops Freedom"), second in
Korean ("Yeoreobuneun jigeum, Daehanminguk Seoul-e seo bonaedeurineun
Pops Freedom eul mutgogyesip nida." English translation: "Now, you are
listening to Pops Freedom from Seoul, South Korea") and third again in
English, this time by the program's host Kwak Young il ("Now you are
listening to KBS, Pops Freedom"); mostly pop songs (Icona Pop - "I Love It -
I Don't Care," etc.); at 1020 the usual intro to "Everyday English"
("Yeongeodaejang Gwag-Yeong il gwa hamkkehaneun KBS Hanminjok
bangsong, Pops Freedom!" English translation "Together with English
captain Kwak Young il, KBS Hanminjok Bansong, Pops Freedom!") language
lesson ("Cigarettes are on sale. You can pay . ."). Website in Korean -
http://program.kbs.co.kr/scr/radio/popsfreedom/pc/ .



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 14, 2018 09:40 UTC No.3407
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0923-
3260kHz No signal (PNG)
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang, irr.
5920kHz SK Voice of Freedom
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1 DRM
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7290kHz No signal (RRI)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 15, 2018 13:54 UTC No.3408
Note;

-1337-
3325kHz INDONESIA
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang, //3220kHz(bad modulation..), 2850kHz
5920kHz SK Voice of Freedom
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1 DRM, display: "Voice of China"

-1350-
7260kHz MONGOLIA and CHINA mix..



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Aug 18, 2018 00:00 UTC No.3409
My old iPod's ability to record finally died, so just bought a new touch iPod and  
has a very nice recording ability. https://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/

AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ. Re: Glenn's log:

"5055, August 8 at 1146, JBA carrier from presumed 4KZ Queensland,
despite storm noise level and switch to indoor longwire for safety. During
July, Ron Howard had noted it cutting off the air by a timer, a few seconds
earlier from one day to the next, reaching 1148:52* by July 31, so I am
expecting carrier to vanish sometime during the 1148 or maybe 1147 minute
--- but it does not! I am about to tire of listening to its JBA tone with BFO on
5054, when finally it stops at approx. 1157:11.5*, wouldn`t you know it, when
I have glanced away from my watch. Perhaps Ron can confirm the new timing. . .
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)."

Aug 17, thanks to Glenn's observations, able to confirm the change in the cut
off time for 4KZ, which was 1156:20* today, so definitely the timer was changed
from when I last heard 4KZ in July and is still continuing to daily cut off earlier
each day.

[non-log] 4835, Ozy Radio, on Aug 17, at 1203, heard humming/buzzing sound,
either from faulty AIR Gangtok (Sikkim) transmitter or, as Mauno Ritola
commented recently in WRTH Facebook about 4835: "Hi Ron, yes, also AIR
Gangtok has a similar buzz with +/-50Hz side carriers, but it signed off at
1658 and this stronger buzz still continues. I think it may be somewhere in
Russia" and also "There is another buzzer [4835] in Eastern Europe, though
not a problem in the target area," or am I hearing a combination of the two?
Craig Allen (owner and operator of Ozy Radio) commented: "I have no
buzz just perfect processed audio," but I'm unable today to make out Ozy
Radio under the humming/buzzing.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap), 1000-1109,
Aug 17. News in English; drums; news in Pidgin; 1021 music segment with DJ
in Pidgin, giving phone number; 1031 interview; noted at 1047 with Voice of
Indonesia QRM (in English) underneath NBC; by 1100 badly mixing together.

CHINA. 6035, FM99 via Yunnan, at 1200, on Aug 14. Time pips; Beijing time
check; station singing jingle (as confirmed via their on-line audio streaming);
normal FM format; still heard with UNID jamming.

7345-USB, V26, at 0945-0952*, Aug 17. Numbers given in Chinese. My audio
at http://goo.gl/YoRXjU .

INDONESIA. 7289.92, Pro 1 RRI Nabire (tentative), 0902, Aug 17 (Independence
Day). Today only hearing a carrier; well below threshold level; was gone by 1013;
the poorest reception I have had so far.

RRI Nabire, on Aug 14, a disappointing no-show (0839+). Aug 13, also not heard
from 0828+.

Andy Robins had positive reception, via Bill Whitacre's temporary remote receiver,
at "Sans Souci" near Florence, Oregon, on Aug 12, from 0750+. While Dave Valko
on Aug 15, noted "It's now 1117, the sun is shining here, and 7289.92 RRI Nabire
is still showing up prominently on the Perseus display. I'm almost certain this is the
latest I've ever noticed it on the air" and he says RRI went off close to 1131. He of
course noted the strong CNR1 signal on 7290.

Clearly this station is very erratic and certainly the cut off time varies a great deal.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920.0, Voice of Freedom, 1140, Aug 14 (Tuesday - weekday
schedule). Good reception, with "Aneun geos-i him-ida" ("Knowing is power")
program; clear of any N. Korea jamming, which was still up on ex: 6045. My
audio at http://goo.gl/jiogyH . Aug 17 also found VOF still clear of jamming
and usual very good reception.

MONGOLIA. 7260, Mongolian Radio 3 (presumed), 1035, Aug 14. Segment
with on-air phone conversations; 1059 into pop music segment (Glenn Medeiros -
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You," etc.); stronger than China
underneath, which was mostly announcers talking in Chinese; heard here
daily and not difficult to tell them apart; nothing today on rare 4830 nor 4895.
My audio at http://goo.gl/ksKcmg .

Ron, listening at Ocean Beach (San Francisco), California



Re: China - Voice of Strait - "Focus on China" program with new schedule? - Ron Howard Aug 18, 2018 20:17 UTC No.3410
CHINA. 4940, Voice of Strait, at 0941, on Aug 18. Tuned into the Saturday 
only "Focus on China" program already in progress; in English; formerly was
heard 1500-1530 (Sat.); seemed to be an audio feed from a documentary
about calligraphy; 0951 closing announcement, followed by EZL song;
0955 into Chinese.

Not sure if today was an anomaly or an actual schedule change? In summertime
I'm unable to check 1500+, as that is too far past my local sunrise, but at 0941,
I had almost semi-readable reception. At 0951 had positive program SA for FOC.
Interesting development, but needs more Saturday monitoring!
Website, in Chinese - http://www.vos.com.cn/ .

VOS, on 4940, signs on now around 0900, while VOS on 4900 doesn't start till
later (maybe about 0945?).

Ron, listening at Ocean Beach (San Francisco), California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire





CHINA : Voice of Strait : Program changed - XYZ Aug 19, 2018 07:50 UTC No.3412
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3411



6105kHz Taiwan ?, 9410kHz Fu Hsing, etc.. - XYZ Aug 19, 2018 08:40 UTC No.3413
Note;

-0817-
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, chinese, (4900kHz No signal)
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1 DRM
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM

5792kHz USB CHINA VC01 Chinese Robot
4285kHz LSB CHINA VC01 Chinese Robot, TNX kiwiSDR in CHINA !


-0850-
6035kHz CHANA Yunnan FM, chinese, TNX kiwiSDR in Vietnam !

-0905-
5850kHz WRMI ?, English
5920kHz SK Voice of freedom, no jammer(still 6045kHz)
6105kHz TAIWAN ?


-0953-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang(tent.), weak signal
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese // 4940kHz,
maybe "Strait Fishery Meteorology" program.
1000- Separate program from 4940 kHz, Minnan


-1230-
3751kHz CHINA VC01 Chinese Robot, USB
4790kHz CHINA VC01 Chinese Robot, LSB
9410kHz TAIWAN Fu Hsing BS, H3E(AM+USB), // https://hichannel.hinet.net/radio/index.do?id=287
very weak signal, 9774kHz no signal




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 20, 2018 09:17 UTC No.3415
Note;

-0905-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang, (off air yesterday..)
4835kHz weak signal maybe AUSTRALIA
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, (4900kHz No signal)
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation..
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ(tent.)
5850kHz WRMI ?, English
5920kHz SK Voice of Freedom, no jammer
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1 DRM
6045kHz NK Pips jammer still here..
6080kHz CHINA Hulun Buir PBS
6105kHz TAIWAN ?, Chinese
6185kHz CHINA Huayi(tent.), Chinese, weak modulation
7260kHz No signal ? (MONGOLIA)
7290kHz No signal (INDONESIA)



5920kHz Jamming, etc.. - XYZ Aug 21, 2018 08:58 UTC No.3416
Note;

-0850-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz No signal (NK)
5920kHz Pips jammer (NK), ex: 6045kHz
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1 DRM
6105kHz Strong carrier, maybe Taiwan ..
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire(tent.), heavy QRM of NK Jamming(7275kHz)


-0856-
7290kHz No signal (RRI-Nabire), s/off ?

-0900-
6105kHz TAIWAN, *0900-, Chinese, // https://goo.gl/rLRKgQ




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - Ron Howard Aug 21, 2018 13:29 UTC No.3417
AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, on Aug 21, from 1005+; wind conditions;
ads; promo for joining Australian Radio DX Club and gave John
Wright's email address; pop songs (Andy Gibb - "I Just Want to
Be Your Everything," the Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life,"
Minnie Riperton - "Lovin' You," etc.); very respectable signal even
with heavy QRN (static). The start of the DX season?

4KZ, on Aug 20, with cut off at 1156:04.7*. From 0950+, heard pop
songs; the Beatles - "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," the Lovin' Spoonful -
"Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind," the Doors - "Light
My Fire," the Seekers (Australian group) - "A World Of Our Own,"
etc."; better than the norm, but still with heavy QRN (static).

BANGLADESH. 4750, Bangladesh Betar - HS, 1235-1242, Aug 20.
The Monday only SAARC (The South Asian Association for Regional
Cooperation) news bulletin in English; “Assalamu alaikum. This is
Bangladesh Betar”; item - "India's armed services are stepping up
efforts to rescue thousands of people stranded by flooding in southern
Kerala state that has killed 324 people. Officials said hundreds of troops,
and dozens of boats and helicopters are helping to evacuate people.
Many people are still believed to be trapped on rooftops of flooded
homes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that . . . " - Bangladesh
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sent
condolences on the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari
Vajpayee - etc.; a very good day here, as well above the norm;
semi-readable due to CNR1 QRM; "SAARC" is pronounced as a
word and not spelled out; 1242 into Bangla. My audio at
http://goo.gl/JhJkxQ .

BOUGAINVILLE/PNG. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap)
// 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 0832-0909, Aug 20. In
English the whole time; heavy QRN (static).

CHINA. 6035, FM99 relay via Yunnan, on Aug 21, at 1120; finally clear
of the UNID jamming that had recently been here. The jamming probably
was a spur from the 6045 N. Korea jamming against Voice of Freedom.
I conclude this, due to today being the first day that 6045 was free of
jamming (moved down to 5920).

KOREA SOUTH. 5920.0, Voice of Freedom, on Aug 21, at 1120; the first
day that N. Korean jamming is here; jamming finally moved away from ex:
6045.

MYANMAR. 5915, Myanmar Radio, 1159-1200, Aug 20. Indigenous music
till covered by CRI sign on (*1200).

5985, Myanmar Radio, *1135, Aug 20. Suddenly on; in vernacular.

7345, Thazin Radio, via Pyin Oo Lwin, 1053-1101, Aug 20. In vernacular;
covered by CNR1 at *1101 sign on. My audio at http://goo.gl/dGuJRF .

Ron, listening at Asilomar State Beach (near Monterey), California




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(16) - XYZ Aug 22, 2018 09:11 UTC No.3418
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0902-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang
5020kHz SOLOMON
5920kHz SK Voice of Freedom, + jamming
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
6080kHz CHHINA Hulun Buir PBS, Mongolian
6105kHz TAIWAN, (no jamming)
7260kHz MONGOLIAN P3 FM





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