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Asia - Pacific DX log(17) --- XYZ - Aug 22, 2018 09:13 UTC No.3419
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Please post topics of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region.
TNX! FBDX!!!



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Aug 22, 2018 22:03 UTC No.3420
Happiness is hearing semi-decent 4KZ reception!

AUSTRALIA. 5055, 4KZ, 1005+, Aug 22, with cut off at 1155:54*. Yet another
day of better than the usual reception; at times semi-readable; nice SA - "now
operates on shortwave on 5-0-5-5 kilohertz in the 60 meter shortwave band,
. . . frequency once again 5-0-5-5 kilohertz"; 1100 national news items - review
of the conviction of Kathleen Megan Folbigg for killing her four children - a three
year old boy and his one year old brother survived for two days in wreckage of a
car crash that killed their mother, the older boy was found wandering along a road,
officers found the wreckage in a ravine - etc.; pop songs played today - Petula
Clark with "Downtown," Ray Charles with "Georgia On My Mind," Sheena Easton
with "For Your Eyes Only," Billy Joel with "Uptown Girl," etc.; would have been
decent reception without the usual QRN (static).

My audio at http://goo.gl/1dSbkG .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach (near Monterey), California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Aug 23, 2018 11:01 UTC No.3421
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1055-
7200kHz CHINA CNR-1, spur ? //7230kHz etc..
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM, QRM China Xinjiang


-1123-
3011kHz USB CHINA VC01 Chinese Robot, new freq., TNX brizdx !
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5020kHz SOLOMON
6075kHz CHINA CNR-1, // 4750kHz etc..



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Aug 24, 2018 08:34 UTC No.3425
Note;

-0825-
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, 7289.92kHz

-0847-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang, weak
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang
4835kHz AUSTRALIA Ozy Radio ?, weak signal
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ (tent.)
9650kHz NK Voice of Korea, Chinese program, // 7220kHz 11865kHz, mistake ?

-0900-
9650kHz NK Voice of Korea, IS and SA in japanese, // 11865kHz



Re: RRI Nabire - Ron Howard Aug 24, 2018 12:05 UTC No.3426
INDONESIA. 7289.92, Pro 1 RRI Nabire, 0851-0912*, on Aug 24. Nice to find this one 
still active and with a semi-decent signal, even with QRN (static); 0851-0859, with non-
stop EZL music/songs; 0859-0909, with combination of reciting from the Qur'an and
call-to-prayer; sunset at Nabire was at 6:01 PM WIT (0901 UT), with the Maghrib prayer
being soon after sunset; suddenly cut off shortly after their sunset. Didn't think to check the daytime frequency of 6125 kHz. My audio at http://goo.gl/TN38UP .

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



3320kHz NK off ar, etc.. - XYZ Aug 25, 2018 12:05 UTC No.3427
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1153-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville(tent.), heavy QRM from NK on 3320kHz
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang, trouble ? repeat on/off ..
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, // 4940kHz in chinese, maybe "fishery weather" px.
See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3423
4940kHz See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3424


------------------------------------------------------------------
-1200-

NORTH KOREA V28 numbers stations ("The Parrot")
See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/SPYnumBBS/?res:989
2934kHz female
2999kHz male
3049kHz female
3518kHz female

CHINA VC01 Numbers stations ("Chinese Robot")
See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/SPYnumBBS/?res:596
3011kHz USB
4790kHz LSB

TAIWAN V13 Xingxing BS
See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/SPYnumBBS/?res:759
9725kHz AM, //13974kHz
------------------------------------------------------------------


-1209-
5920kHz SK Voice of Freedom
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM, QRM (maybe)China

-1348-
3320kHz No signal, NK off the air
3325kHz INDONESIA Voice of Indonesia, weak modulation(no voice ?)

-1418-
3320kHz NK back noticed at -1418-



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Aug 25, 2018 23:19 UTC No.3431
>> PBS Yunnan (China) - please note 7210 kHz. reception! - Ron Howard Aug 25, 2018 19:30 UTC 
>> http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3430
>> My log of FM99 relay via PBS Yunnan (6035 kHz.) and also PBS Yunnan (7210 kHz.)
posted at http://goo.gl/vHxtqK .

Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU!


-2305-
6035kHz CHINA Yunnan FM99(tent.), (heavy QRM from 6030kHz China DRM)
7210kHz CHINA Yunnan PBS, local language, (weak QRM from Vietnam)
7498kHz Voice of Tibet, Tibetan



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Aug 26, 2018 01:49 UTC No.3434
Note;

-0144-
7275kHz CHINA Xinjiang PBS, Uygul
7275kHz CHINA Guizhou PBS, *0145- , 7273.99kHz
As usual, the relay started from the middle of the program ..

-0803-
5920kHz SK Voice of Freedom, -0805*
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, 7289.92kHz

-0906-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
4835kHz AUSTRALI Ozy Radio(tent.)
5020kHz Solomon, strong signal today
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ, fire signal today


-1250-
7200kHz CHINA CNR-1, //4750kHz etc.., spur ??



Re: Bhutan - BBS with greatly extended broadcast (1340+ UTC) - Ron Howard Aug 26, 2018 15:13 UTC No.3435
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, on Aug 26, with greatly extended broadcast; 
1207-1340+ UTC. Usual Yunnan QRM. Normal BBS format; 1215-1230,
indigenous singing/chanting; 1230-1300 and 1315-1340+, with usual
Sunday program of young children calling in and singing over the phone,
but today with one difference - a few men called in and also sang. My
local sunrise was at 1334 UT, with Thimphu sunset at 1228 UT. My
audio, with some selections of the singing today, at http://goo.gl/Ji9dK1

Ron
Asilomar State Beach (near Monterey), California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Aug 26, 2018 21:11 UTC No.3436
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-2105-
6035kHz UNID, fiar signal, pop song, (QRM from China DRM on 6030kHz),
YouTube : https://youtu.be/63zHF3sj17g



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Aug 27, 2018 08:15 UTC No.3437
Note;

-0805-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang, weak signal
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire(tent.), 7289.92kHz

-0843-
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz No signal (NK KCBS)
6105kHz Open carrir, maybe TAIWAN

-0900-
6105kHz TAIWAN, *0900-



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Aug 28, 2018 00:13 UTC No.3438
AUSTRALIA. 4835, Ozy Radio, 1211, Aug 23. Mostly pop songs; the Australian 
rock and roll band Rose Tattoo, with "Angry" Anderson - "Born To Be Wild," etc.;
frequent theme music ("Waltzing Matilda"), at 1214, 1219, 1228, 1240; weak with
QRN (static); some news and ads; no QRM from AIR Gangtok.

5055, Radio 4KZ, 0913, Aug 27. Usual pop songs; Tennessee Ernie Ford -
"16 Tons," 5th Dimension - "Last Night, I Didn't Get To Sleep At All," Donovan -
"Catch the Wind," White Plains - "My Baby Loves Lovin'," Olivia Newton-John
and Andy Gibb - "Suddenly," Andy Gibb & Bee Gees - "An Everlasting Love,"
etc.; 1000, with news item about assault on paramedics as the ambulance
officers were treating an unconscious patient and sports item about the Belgian
Grand Prix, along with marine conditions. Recently doing well and would call
this just about semi-readable now. My audio at http://goo.gl/3MmxR4 .

INDONESIA. 7289.92, Pro 1 RRI Nabire, 0824-0852*, Aug 27. Mostly pop
songs; suddenly cut off; their closing time varies a lot. Very listenable! My
audio at http://goo.gl/DqhG5A .

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC. For a long time I have been checking
SIBC before 1200 UT and always found their carrier at a decent level, but
no modulation (no trace of any audio). Aug 26 for the first time in a very
long time, actually did have audio above threshold level. Wow! Heard with
Sunday religious programs 1114+, with reception slowly improving till 1148,
when audio dropped down a lot. Still some audio, but not nearly as good as
heard earlier. So seems they must have done some work on their transmitter?
Today noted with 1201*. Aug 27, again with audio as early as 0951, so really
doing better now.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Aug 28, 2018 14:09 UTC No.3439
- - - - - - -  Ron posted to WOR groups io:

** AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, 0830, Aug 28. Even this early, was already
able to ID the pop songs; "Mr. Tambourine Man" (not sung by Bob Dylan), Styx -
"Babe," the Doors - "Riders On The Storm," The Lovin' Spoonful - "Summer In
The City," etc.; commercial announcements (market that sell oranges, mangoes,
etc.); usual news/sports segments; noted cut off at 1155:37.0* (Ron Howard,
Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long wire, WOR iog via DXLD)

** CHINA. 4900, Voice of Strait, *0938, Aug 28. Suddenly on; moderate CODAR
QRM; not // to VOS on 4940; both frequencies with very different schedules, as
noted on "Now On The Radio" website at http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3424
and http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3423 . Thanks again to Hiroyuki Komatsubara
for his most helpful website.

6230, the jamming of SOH (Taiwan) by strong CNR1 programming at 0941, on Aug 28;
also blocked reception of VMW (Australia Weather West), also on frequency, in USB.
Is fairly rare now to find this frequency jammed by CNR1 (Ron Howard, Asilomar State
Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long wire, WOR iog via DXLD)

** INDONESIA[non-log]. 7289.92, Pro 1 RRI Nabire, starting at 0752 and checking till
1017, Aug 28. Not heard at all, so must have been off the air today, or an especially
early closing? (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long
wire, WOR iog via DXLD)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 0755-0805* (a few seconds before 0806),
Aug 28. Ending music with "Aleumdaun Nala" ("Beautiful Country"); audio ended, but
carrier remained on till start of audio again at observed *0858, with opening music of
"Frontier" by Mr. Yang Bang-ean (Japan name: Liang Kunihiko) (Ron Howard, Asilomar
State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long wire, WOR iog via DXLD)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Aug 29, 2018 23:59 UTC No.3440
- - - - - - -  posted to WOR io group:

CHINA. 7210, PBS Yunnan (ethnic minority broadcasting), at 1052, on
Aug 29. Again heard with the distinctive IS of non-stop musical loop of
all easy-listening instrumental music; mixing badly with Vietnam (VOV1).
Language schedule and live streaming info posted at "Now On The Radio"
website at http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3432 (Ron Howard, Ocean
Beach [San Francisco], CA)

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, on Aug 29,
at 1134. In Chinese, with no QRM, as NBC Bougainville closed down early
today (earlier was heard mixing with VOI); 1159 closing Chinese segment
with VOI contact info; at 1201 clearly into the segment in Japanese; by 1215
was almost fair, so certainly one of their better days (Ron Howard, Ocean
Beach [San Francisco], CA)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), Aug 29,
noted cut off at 1209* (Ron Howard, Ocean Beach [San Francisco], CA)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Aug 30, 2018 10:26 UTC No.3441
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

There is heavy weather accompanied by thunder here and I can not hear the radio ..
Many typhoons have landed in Japan without stopping this year.
It is obviously abnormal weather.



6035kHz Bhutan, 7565kHz Voice of Martyrs (ex:7505kHz), etc.. - XYZ Sep 01, 2018 15:30 UTC No.3443
Note:

-1515-
5920kHz SK Voice of Freedom, changed SKD ??
see also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3356
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
6035kHz BHUTAN and CHINA, Bhutan strong signal weak QRM of Yunnan FM99

At this time, radio waves from neighboring countries are skipping..


-1530-
6310kHz SK V24, *1530-
7565kHz Voice of Martyrs, Korean, New frequency ex:7505kHz



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 02, 2018 09:57 UTC No.3444
Note;

-0951-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
5020kHz SOLOMON
5920kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Sep 03, 2018 05:13 UTC No.3445

BHUTAN. 6035, BBS. It will be recalled that last Sunday (Aug 26), this
was heard with a greatly extended broadcast (1340+), so was checking
again on Sept 2 (Sun.). 1139-1200: in English and playing pop songs in
English; 1200-1210*: usual announcer (vernacular) and brief breaks for
indigenous instrumental music at 1200, 1202 and 1209; suddenly off,
leaving China (FM99 relay via Yunnan) in the clear; before 1210 both
mixing together. My local sunrise was at 1339 UT, with Thimphu sunset
at 1221 UT.

BOUGAINVILLE[non-log]. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap),
clearly off the air on Sept 2, from 0928+; instead note INDONESIA (VOI)
reception.

CHINA. 4940, Voice of Strait, per their new schedule
(http://www.vos.com.cn/public/2011-08/05/cms29450article.shtml), the
program in English ("Focus on China" - FOC) is indeed now on the air
Saturday and Sunday (formerly only on Sat.). Observed Sept 2 (Sun.),
at 0944, with an audio feed from a documentary; mostly unreadable;
0952 closing FOC announcement; music till 0955, when switched to
Chinese; FOC not // 4900, but 0955-1000 was //, which is scheduled
for Strait Fishery Meteorology (Channel fishery weather) (please see
http://radio.chobi.net/DX/DXNEWS/?res:32#58 , "Now On The Radio,"
full schedule for both 4900 and 4940); this Sunday didn't sound like a
weather report, as they were playing some music; after 1000 no longer
//. There is a possible new development, as 4940 was not heard when
checking about 0920, so perhaps a new sign on time? Needs more
monitoring.

6035, FM99 relay via Yunnan, on Sept 2, at 1101, with the usual singing
station jingle; contemporary FM format playing some songs in English
(singers with Elton John's song "Your Song," etc.); 1138-1210 noted
mixing with Bhutan (BBS); 1201 again with the same singing station
song.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, 1259, Sept 2. Closing
announcement for the segment in Japanese; 1300 into English; "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";
today's program schedule; news (Indonesian President and Australian
Prime Minister have reached an agreement on Indonesia-Australia
comprehensive economic partnership, etc.); commentary; congratulation
statement regarding the closing today of the Asian Games; 1318:
"Today in History," item about this date in 1945 (at the close of WWII),
Ho Chi Minh declared the independence for Vietnam, etc.; later an
item about the Voice of Vietnam celebrating their 73rd anniversary of
broadcasting and of the cooperation between RRI and VOV (a search
online produced an actual agreement -
http://pusdatin.rri.co.id/file/docs/1/1497405956Voice%20of%20Vietnam.pdf);
segment "Highlights of the week." This was also heard today by Mick
Delmage, in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.

MALAYSIA[non-Sarawak]. 9835, Sarawak FM, via Kajang (on the west
coast of the Malaysia peninsular), 1046, Sept 2. Islamic call-to-prayer
broadcast to listeners in Sarawak, for the Maghrib prayer (soon after
sunset, which at Kuching [Sarawak] was at 1042); fair.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut).
1006+, Sept 2. Another Sunday with their usual format; long segment of
preaching in Pidgin and also religious songs.

In light of the item in WOR iog, about the possible reactivation of NBC
Western, I therefor checked on Sept 2, at 1006, all of the 90 meter band,
as well as 3905, with the result that NBC Madang today was the only
active PNG station. The often heard NBC Bougainville (3325) was silent
today. My last reception of NBC Western, was on 3305 kHz., back in
March, 2012 and heard with a positive SA for "N B C Western."

NBC Western is named for the "Western Province" in southwestern PNG.
Have to wonder what ever happened to the Radio Fly SW transmitters
(3915 & 5960 kHz.), at Kiunga, in the North Fly district, that were owned
and operated by the Ok Tedi Mining Ltd.? It was in Aug 2012, that I last
heard Radio Fly on 3915. They have been silent for many years now.
Would think NBC would look into the possibility of buying the transmitters
if they were still operational? Roseanne (“Rosie”) Kulupi (former Radio Fly
radio technician and announcer) left the station many years ago and I have
lost tract of what the current situation is with the Radio Fly transmitters. Nice
picture of Rosie up on Mt. Robinson, with some of the communications techs.
In the background are some of Ok Tedi's facilities to process the mine's gold
and copper - https://app.box.com/s/uhm382tbyzy84fhvss7q .

Radio Fly reception was often enjoyed here on the west coast, so must
have had very good reception throughout the Western Province. My 2012
audio clip - https://app.box.com/s/9206adc824dac8c36043 .







Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 03, 2018 09:08 UTC No.3446
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0904-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5020kHz SOLOMON
6045kHz UNID FAX, strong signal
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM

-0915-
5830kHz LSB CHINA VC01 Numbers station, new freq. for September.
7062kHz USB CHINA VC01

-1002-
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1, strong signal, //9636kHz (No signal: 7435/11720kHz)
** 6020 kHz was unknown due to heavy QRM..

-1025-
7285kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam, *1025- Opening MX "Chien thang Dien Bien Phu"
** ("Dien Bien Phu Victory") YouTube : https://youtu.be/iWSV3qFFoMY




Re: Voice of Strait new schedule - Ron Howard Sep 04, 2018 15:56 UTC No.3447
CHINA. Voice of Strait, on Sept 4, noted 4940 with new sign on time of *0940
(suddenly on); while 4900 had *0941 sign on. From 0955 to 1000, both // with
the report of the Strait Fishery Meteorology (Channel fishery weather), which
ended with a pop song at 0958; at 1000 the usual time pips and no longer //.

Again started // at 1055, again with the marine weather for the strait, with pop
song at 1058; at 1100 the usual time pips, but 1100+ continued on //.

Recently VOS has gone through several changes to their schedule, so probably
should be monitored for a while to confirm the changes. My audio of the five
minute segment (marine weather and song) at http://goo.gl/SFcCNh .

A native speaker of Mandarin Chinese listened to my audio and found "It's the
weather forecast about the strait in the next 18 hours. Talked about wind, waves,
temperature, and the weather for the next two days."

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 05, 2018 08:18 UTC No.3449
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-0808-
6960kHz UNID Pips jaming(NK ?), QRM OTHR
7260kHz MONGOLIA
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, 7289.92kHz

-0827-
11665kHz MALAYSIA RTM Wai FM, // https://myklik.rtm.gov.my/radio/Wai_FM?r=regional

-0837-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang, // 3325kHz, TNK kiwiSDR in AUSTRALIA
see also (TNX Ron-san !) : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:467
+0837-0900 English, 3260kHz//3325kHz maybe Center NBC relay
0900- English, 3260kHz//3325kHz maybe News of Center NBC relay
audio(+0859-0901+) : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/3449.mp3


-1000- heavy QRN of thunder(static electricity)
3265kHz UNID, very weak, Substitution of 5130 kHz ?


3449.mp3
6045kHz Voice of Freedom, etc.. - XYZ Sep 06, 2018 09:59 UTC No.3450
Note;

-0950-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3265kHz UNID weak carrier, who ?
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, MX
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation..
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedon, ex:5920kHz
6400kHz No signal (NK Pyongyang BS)
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1, fair signal
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM



Re: PBS Yunnan on 6035 kHz. with double audio feed - Ron Howard Sep 06, 2018 14:21 UTC No.3451
Sept 6, on 6035 kHz., 1200-1308+ UTC, had positive reception of 
FM99 relay per singing "Radio" jingle that is regularly heard one
minute after the hour (1201 & 1301) and followed shortly by the
station slogan in English, which sounds to me like "traveling with
the sound of Shangri-la." BUT today heard with two different
audio feeds, both mixing very badly together; by 1300 feel
confident that the UNID audio sounded like Chinese, so strongly
suspect Yunnan with this double audio feed (each different and
one being FM99). I often monitor 6035, and today this was a first
for me. From 1200+, BBS (Bhutan), when they run past that time,
always has a completely different format than I heard today.

Interesting development.

Mauno Ritola, confirmed today: "Hi Ron, yes, duplicate feed still at 1400."

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Sep 07, 2018 03:07 UTC No.3452
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on Sept 6, heard with above threshold level
audio as early as 0750; at 1057 played Tom Jones with "Green, Green
Grass of Home"; into the news, sports, weather; not quite readable today;
1106 SA mentioning on AM, FM and SW.

Recently 4KZ has become a regular station that I enjoy, as they play many
songs I haven't heard in a long time. Sept 5, from 0948, pleasant listening to
Celine Dion - "How Do I Live Without You," The Alan Parsons Project - "Eye
In The Sky," Lionel Richie - "All Night Long," The Mamas & The Papas -
"Creeque Alley," Oak Ridge Boys - "Elvira," Enya - "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)";
Elton John & Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," etc.

Ozy Radio, on 4835, Sept 4, at 1016. Even with OTH radar, CODAR QRM
and QRN (static), was able to have no problem hearing the very distinctive
"Waltzing Matilda," otherwise unusable.

BHUTAN. 6035, BBS. Sept 3, till 1157*, mixing with China (FM99 relay via
Yunnan) (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)

CHINA. Voice of Strait, on Sept 6. Heard 4900, with *0942 and on 4940, with
*0941, so a new 4940 sign on time.

KOREA SOUTH. first day back to alternate frequency 6045, Voice of Freedom,
ex: 5920; Sept 6; Closing at 0805* (a few seconds before 06) with the very nice
song "aleumdaun nala" (Beautiful Country); carrier remained on till *0858, with
music "Frontier"; then singing station jingle; ToH time pips; fair, with no N. Korea
jamming here yet, so for the next few days this can be enjoyed without jamming.
My edited audio of one minute of the closing song, spliced together with the start
of next segment, at http://goo.gl/cs2ext .

TAIWAN. 9410-USB+carrier, Fu Hsing BS, off the air Sept 4, at 1223 check; however
Sept 3, heard 1209-1301*; in Chinese; various songs in Chinese, as well as from
"The Sound Of Music," the children reprise - "My favorite things"; heavy QRN (static).
As usual I find this is on much less than daily! My audio of closing, with "My Favorite
Things," at http://goo.gl/TNNDhA . Taiwan's other frequency (9774) remains with long
standing silence.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 07, 2018 08:26 UTC No.3453
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0818-
4940kHz No signal(CHINA, TNX! Ron-san), also no signal 9505kHz
7260kHz MONGOLIA

-0910-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3265kHz UNID
3310kHz BOLIVIA(tent.), fair signal today
3325kHz PMG NBC-Bougainville
4835kHz AUSTRALIA Ozy Radio(tent.), weak
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
9590kHz MYANMAR Thazin FM



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Sep 07, 2018 22:36 UTC No.3454
- - - - - - -  posted to WOR iog:

September 7th update:

AUSTRALIA. Radio 4KZ, on Sept 7, noted 1154:31* cut off; conditions today
not as good recently heard.

CHINA. 6035, FM99 (Voice of Shangri-la) relay via PBS Yunnan, on Sept 7,
at 1201, heard today with the normal single audio feed, unlike yesterday's
anomaly of double audio feed. Singing "Radio" jingle that is regularly heard
one minute after the top-of-the-hour, followed by the station's slogan in English,
which seems like "traveling with the sound of Shangri-la," audio of which is
posted at http://goo.gl/pt8MuP .

7210, PBS Yunnan, Sept 7, started at *1035, with the usual musical loop IS,
till 1100; mixing with VOV1 (Vietnam); both decent signals. Yunnan starting
times here vary.

KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, Sept 7. Second day here, so no
N. Korea yet (which was still very strong down on ex: 5920); the usual good
reception.

1000: "Bodo gwangjang" program ("News plaza"). My audio
at http://goo.gl/p57aPw

1100: "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" program ("Korean people, to unity, to the
future"). My audio starting at 1059, with one minute of music before the
program, at http://goo.gl/9gY1R4 .

Ron
California

In addition to which I also noted the following today:

** CHINA. 7200, CNR1, checking at 1016 & 1040, on Sept 7. Heard fair signal
from what was probably a spur; // 6125. Also reported via "Now On The Radio"
website by Hiroyuki Komatsubara (Japan) - "Aug 26, at 1250: 7200kHz CHINA
CNR-1, // 4750 kHz etc.., spur ??" (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón
E1, antenna: 100' long wire, WOR iog via DXLD)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1220+, on
Sept 7. Running much later than normal; poor and unreadable (Ron Howard,
Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long wire, WOR iog via DXLD)

** SIKKIM. 4835, AIR Gangtok (tentative), at 1227, on Sept 7. Very prominent hum,
which probably was the AIR transmitter having similar problems as they have had in
past; very much blocking Ozy Radio reception (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach,
CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long wire, WOR iog via DXLD)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 08, 2018 09:04 UTC No.3455
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0900-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
6045kHz SK Voice of freedom
6080kHz CHINA Hulun Buir PBS, Mongolian
6105kHz TAIWAN Radio Taiwan, Chinese *0900-



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 11, 2018 07:43 UTC No.3456
Note;

-0738-
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, 7289.92kHz

-0820-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3920kHz No signal (NK KCBS)
6075kHz UNID carrier(no modulation)
11585kHz CHINA CNR-2, maybe spur, // 11660kHz



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Sep 12, 2018 07:11 UTC No.3457
CHINA/TIBET. 6200, Xizang PBS via Lhasa, at 1225, Sept 9. Tibet heard in
the clear till the usual double sign on of Voice of Jinling; at 1226; on for about
13 seconds, then off for about 45 seconds till they really stayed on the air;
1231, with Perry Como singing "And I Love You So Much." My audio (one
minute of clear Tibet reception, then double VOJ sign on) at
http://goo.gl/TByyB9 .

INDONESIA. Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) was founded on 11 September
1945, so that makes 73 years of broadcasting!

Voice of Indonesia, 3325, at 1300, Sept 9 (Sunday). Intro to the segment in
English; news; message of congratulations to RRI for their 73rd anniversary;
sports; "Today in History"; "Highlights of the week"; recently with somewhat
better reception than normally heard. On Sept 10, noted VOI with stronger
reception than NBC Bougainville, at 1143.

[non-log]. 7289.92, Pro 1 RRI Nabire, on Sept 8, started checking at 0744,
but nothing heard. Seems erratic?

KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, through Sept 10, this frequency
is still clear of N. Korea jamming, which is still down on ex VOF frequency
of 5920. Will be very sorry to find that the N. Korea jamming has returned
to 6045, as the last time they were there, they produced a spur on 6035,
which interfered with reception of PBS Yunnan's relay of FM99, on that
frequency!

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio. The Monday (Sept 10) edition of "Say
It In English"; 1220-1227. A repeat of the language lesson I heard back on
Feb 28 (Wednesday edition - as these lessons are only on Mon. & Wed.);
"Tom" checks into a hotel in Manchester to get a good night's sleep, but
"poor Tom has been trying to sleep for three hours," but a loud TV was
being played in the room next to his.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1213*
cut off on Sept 10 (Ron Howard, Ocean Beach [San Francisco], CA )

PHILIPPINES. 7410, FEBC, 1057, Sept 8. Well heard with their IS; into
assume listed Cambodian.

TAIWAN. 6280.15, Sound of Hope, 1200, Sept 10. Last week, every day
that I checked this frequency only heard jamming (CNR1 // 6125), but
on Sept 8, 9 & 10 noted no jamming at all and decent SOH reception.
My five minute audio at http://goo.gl/rfcQK1 .

Ron
Ocean Beach - San Francisco, California



9410kHz TAIWAN Fu Hsing, etc.. - XYZ Sep 12, 2018 08:08 UTC No.3458
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0758-
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang
5020kHz SOLOMON
5130kHz UNID weak carrier
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM

-0800-
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, SA at -0800-
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, 7289.92kHz, weak signal
9410kHz TAIWAN Fu Hsing BS, H3E mode (AM + USB), (9774kHz No signal)
// https://hichannel.hinet.net/radio/index.do?id=287

-0849-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang, // 3325kHz NBC-Bougainville



Re: Malaysia Day - September 16 (Sunday) - Ron Howard Sep 13, 2018 05:01 UTC No.3461
Here is an early reminder that this Sunday (Sept 16), will be Malaysia 
Day, an important date in Malaysian history. In the past was primarily
observed in Sarawak and Sabah, but currently pushing for a wider
celebration - http://goo.gl/ZPssVh . Every year RTM carries the
Prime Minister's address to the nation via 9835 (Sarawak FM) and
11665 (Wai FM), as these two stations are currently the only active
SW stations - please note my former log/audio below. YouTube has
a scenic 2018 Malaysia Day video at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJpQlr-Fb84 .

Although rather unlikely, I will be checking for any possible special
reactivations on SW, that might be covering the celebrations.
Checking former frequencies: 5965 (Radio Klasik, formerly Klasik
Nasional), 6050 (Asyik FM), 7295 (Traxx FM), etc.

Ron
San Francisco

- - - - - Ron wrote in 2016:

** MALAYSIA. 9835 (Sarawak FM) // 11665 (Wai FM), 1302-1314, Sept 16.
Major address to the nation on Malaysia Day (national holiday to observe
founding of the Malaysian Federation); Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib
Tun Razak impassioned speech, delivered from Sarawak; mostly in
vernacular, but some English ("We are greater because we are together.
We will rise to the challenge and we will succeed because we are together . . .
moments of leadership"); loud sound of the crowd in background; after 1314
not // (Ron Howard, Calif., dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

- - - - - my brief audio from September 16, 2014 -
https://app.box.com/s/vth96sauq4j84hgrcnuv .



Re: Nepal on 5005 kHz. - Ron Howard Sep 13, 2018 13:27 UTC No.3462
Thanks to Sarath Weerakoon (UADX) for the following item about Nepal reactivation 
on SW, on 5005 kHz. Wonderful news!

Ron

- - - from WRTH Facebook (Sept 13):

Victor Goonetilleke‎ to UNION OF ASIAN DXERS

"BREAKING NEWS
Radio Nepal is back on short-wave after six years by adding 5005 kHz to augment
its national transmission grid broadcasting on MW and FM. According to a station
official, Radio Nepal resumed short wave broadcasts from 02.00 – 5.00 p m Nepali
time using a 10 kw transmitter at Khumaltar, Lalitpur in Kathmandu . The same
source said the station is applying very low power. By all accounts, 5005 kHz is a
difficult Dx catch for listeners outside of Nepal. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes
ahead of UTC. [ Sarath Weerakoon, 11 Sep 2018 ]

Picking up on this both Sarath and I (GVG) started looking for it and here in Sri
Lanka on my Perseus SDR there is a faint line and further checking with the
IBB/VOA Run Perseus SDR in Delhi, there is even a stronger line which left
at 1120 UTC more or less confirming. Even though the station is running its
old 10kW power cant be more than a 1 kw or so.

But the greater news is that Nepal is now available on Short Wave for DXers
and it took UADX to tell the DX community. Sarath thanks again
for your Investigative DX Journalism. This is what UADX is all about."

Ron Howard
Here in California [Sept 13], tuned in at 1050, to hear a positive carrier on
5005 kHz., went off about 1108 or 1109. Questionable if I will be able to get
any audio, but at least have a definite carrier. Maybe by December the
reception will be better?

Mauno Ritola
Yes, greyline almost reaches Kathmandu at that time in December.



Re: Nepal on 5005 kHz. - Ron Howard Sep 13, 2018 15:53 UTC No.3463
- - -  WRTH Facebook (Sept 13) - Nepal on 5005 kHz.:

Mauno Ritola
I asked them and they say, that they are now just testing with 15-20 kW power
between 0815-1115, but later on they hope to raise the power and expand the
schedule.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Sep 14, 2018 04:18 UTC No.3464
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (presumed), via RRI Palangkaraya, 1208, 
Sept 13. Carrier heard at decent level, but with no trace of any audio; this is not
the first time recently that I have noted the same thing.

KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, quick check at 1052, Sept 13. Finally
heard them heavily jammed by N. Korea (ex 5920 now a clear frequency); also
heard the jamming spur on 6035, which is serious QRM for both the PBS Yunnan
relay of FM99 (China) and also BBS (Bhutan). It will be extremely difficult to now
confirm BBS on 6035, at least as long as VOF stays on 6045. A frustrating
situation!

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1135-1207*,
Sept 13. DJ in Pidgin playing pop songs; 1155 "NBC Madang" SA; 1202 PNG
bird call intro to the news in English; unreadable; suddenly cut off at the end
of the news; poor.

Ron
Ocean Beach - San Francisco, California
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 14, 2018 14:45 UTC No.3466
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1437-
3325kHz INDONESIA, weak signal..
3900kHz SK Voice of the People, new frequency, TNX! AOKI
http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3465
5038kHz UNID strong carrier, no modulation, UT station ??


-1512-
5130kHz Radio Sedaye Zindagi, maybe last broadcast in September.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Sep 14, 2018 23:56 UTC No.3468
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap), 1113-1202*,
Sept 14. One of their better days, with propagation greatly favoring NBC over
Voice of Indonesia; 1113-1120, discussion about Bougainville; 1120-1140, DJ
in Pidgin playing pop songs in English; mentioned "Friday night"; 1140, the
often heard montage of brief song selections with the "NBC Bougainville" SAs;
1140-1202*, DJ in Pidgin playing Pacific Islands pop songs; suddenly cut off,
leaving VOI in the clear.

BTW - NBC Madang (3260), suddenly went off the air at 1213*, Sept 14. Not
nearly as strong as NBC on 3325.

CHINA. 7210, PBS Yunnan (ethnic minority broadcasting), at 1049, on Sept 14.
Again heard with the usual distinctive IS of non-stop musical loop of all EZL
instrumental music; mixing with Vietnam (VOV1), both mixing with decent
signals.

INDIA[non-log]. 5040, AIR Jeypore, at 1214, Sept 14. Currently off the air; also
recently reported being silent by Pradip Kundu (India) via WRTH Facebook.

NEPAL[non-log]. 5005, R. Nepal, at 1100, Sept 14. Clearly no carrier being heard
today, unlike yesterday's positive reception of their carrier; the same silence being
reported today in WRTH Facebook. Erratic testing? Needs daily monitoring!

Ron
Ocean Beach - San Francisco, California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 16, 2018 10:04 UTC No.3470
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0951-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese
4940kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, // 4900kHz
5462kHz CHINA VC01 Chinese Robot, USB
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM

-1000-
8806kHz CHINA Shanghai Radio(tent.), Chinese, USB

-1024-
3265kHz SK Voice of the People, //3480kHz etc.., maybe spur ..



Re: Nepal on 5005 kHz. - Ron Howard Sep 17, 2018 13:32 UTC No.3472
Sept 17. Again heard with a definite carrier on 5005 kHz., at 1107 UTC and clearly 
ending at 1115*. No chance for any audio. Carrier last heard here in California on
Sept 13. After 1055, have to monitor in LSB to get away from WRMI, on 5010 kHz.,
which has a fair signal and giving IDs in English, along with "Programming starts
at the top of the hour."



3345kHz RRI-Ternate re-activated, etc.. - XYZ Sep 19, 2018 10:09 UTC No.3478
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1007-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3345kHz UNID weak signal, 3344.87kHz, I could not catch the language used.., RRI-Ternate ??

-1028-
3265kHz SK Voice of the people, spur..
6370kHz-6400kHz-6430kHz NK Pyongyang BS, spur
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1, 7435kHz-No signal, //9636kHz Ho Chi Minh

-1040-
3345kHz(3344.86kHz) INDONESIA RRI-Ternate, // Pro 1 : http://www.rri.co.id/home.html

-1057-
5915kHz MYANMAR Myanmar Radio, Burmese, Perhaps the condition (Asia) is good today..
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer




Re: Bhutan - BBS - Extended broadcast (1245+ UTC) - Ron Howard Sep 19, 2018 13:40 UTC No.3480
Hiroyuki - Excellent catch of reactivation of RRI Ternate. I missed that this morning.

BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, on Sept 19, with positive reception of extended broadcast;
1207-1245+ UTC. From 1207 to 1221, usual monologue with normal breaks for
stringed indigenous music at 1214, 1217 & 1220; from 1221 to 1230, with
indigenous solo chanting; 1230+, announcer; 1241+, with indigenous singing/
music; poor with QRM from PBS Yunnan's relay of FM99 and QRM spur from
North Korea jamming of 6045 (against Voice of Freedom). My local sunrise at
1353 UTC, with Thimphu sunset at 1201 UTC.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 19, 2018 13:53 UTC No.3481
Thanks very much Ron-san !!  :-))



add;
-1502* 3345kHz(3344.86kHz) RRI-Ternate, s/off at -1502*



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 20, 2018 09:18 UTC No.3482
Note;

-0914-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3345kHz very weak signal maybe RRI-Ternate, 3344.86kHz
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ(tent.), signal is stronger than usual..
7260kHz MONGOLIA

-0934-
3325kHz No signal ??

-0947-
3325kHz NBC backed but weak signal... trouble ??, 0950- off air again

-0955-
4900kHz CHINA Voice of Strait, Chinese, // 4940kHz (until -1000)



5910//9890kHz 7500kHz test TX ? , etc.. - XYZ Sep 21, 2018 07:42 UTC No.3483
Note;

-0732-
5910kHz UNID Chinese music, strong signal, test ??, -0739*
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7500kHz UNID test ??, strong signal, not //5910or9890kHz, -0740*(c/off)
9890kHz // 5910kHz Non-stop Chinese music, both -0739*

-0821-
13755kHz CHINA Firedrake, target ? SOH ??
15110kHz CHINA Firedrake, target ?



Re: China - Voice of Strait with "Focus On China" programs - Ron Howard Sep 23, 2018 19:13 UTC No.3485
CHINA. 4940, Voice of Strait, *0940-0955, Sept 22 & 23 (Saturday & Sunday), 
with the "Focus on China" program. Both days suddenly on with program in
progress (identical program both days and also a repeat of what I heard last
Sat. - Sept 15); a readable audio feed from a CCTV9 documentary (they have
many video documentaries in English online at http://cctv.cntv.cn/documentary/);
this weekends interesting program was about the Shaolin monks and kung fu;
the Leshan Giant Buddha, a 233 feet tall stone statue; taking the worlds longest
cable ride on the Tianmen Mountain Cableway, then walking 999 steps up to the
Tianmen Cave (“Gateway to Heaven”).

From my observations, due to their starting time, have recently not heard the
beginning of the 25 minute "Focus on China" program. Program ends at 0955.
"Focus on China" is not // to the other VOS frequency of 4900, which is their
Minnan service in Minnan, Amoy, Hakka and Chinese.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 24, 2018 09:09 UTC No.3486
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

>4940kHz
Yes, "Focun in China" program can only hear for a short time because the relay will
start from the middle of the program. It only stopped broadcasting the program of
the night..

-0859-
3260kHz Madang ? very weak signal ...
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5020kHz SOLOMON
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM

-0906-
5830kHz-LSB CHINA VC01-Chinese numbers station (Chinese Robot)
6474kHz-USB CHINA VC01-Chinese numbers station (Chinese Robot)
6105kHz TAIWAN, Chinese, (*0900-), no jammer
9590kHz MYANMAR Thazin FM (tent.)

-1027-
7285kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam, opening music : "Chien thang Dien Bien Phu"
**("Victory of Dien Bien Phu ")
SA at -1030- in Khmer



Re: PBS Yunnan (China) off the air - Ron Howard Sep 24, 2018 14:15 UTC No.3489
Sept 24 - Both PBS Yunnan frequencies clearly off the air today (very rare!).

7210 kHz., at 1055 UTC, should have had a much stronger signal from PBS
Yunnan, above a much weaker VOV1 (Vietnam) underneath, but today found
only VOV1, with definitely no PBS being present; checking till 1223 UTC and
still no PBS.

1105 UTC, went down to 6035 kHz., checking for the PBS Yunnan relay of FM99,
that had been well heard on a daily basis, but today only heard the N. Korea
jamming spur on 6035 (from jamming on 6045, against Voice of Freedom [Korea]),
with positively no FM99 today, also checking through 1223 UTC. Very unusual for
them both to be off the air!

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Sep 25, 2018 03:34 UTC No.3490
CHINA. 8806-USB, XSG Shanghai Coastal Radio, 1002-1006*, Sept 24. 
Marine info; first time I have heard this one. My audio at http://goo.gl/vQYF3Y .
A native speaker of Mandarin Chinese listened to my audio clip and
commented: "It's Shanghai ocean weather forecast. Talked about weather,
wind, and temperature."

USA. 7505v, WRNO, on Sept 24, at 1254. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans singing
"Happy Trails; followed by station SA ("75-05") and contact info; then program SA
for "Grace for Today" in both English and Chinese; cut off in mid-sentence at 1304*;
fair.

VIETNAM. 7210, VOV1, 1059, Sept 24. Normally this is buried underneath a much
stronger PBS Yunnan, but that was silent today, so VOV1 heard in the clear; IS; time
pips; anthem; in Vietnamese. Poor reception, but much better than usually heard. My
audio at http://goo.gl/YmBwox .

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 25, 2018 09:43 UTC No.3491
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0935-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3265kHz (spur) SK Voice of the People, //3480kHz etc..
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
3345kHz INDINESIA RRI-Ternate(tent.), 3344.86kHz, weak signal
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 5KZ
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM



Re: PBS Yunnan again off the air, logs of Bhutan & Nepal - Ron Howard Sep 25, 2018 12:50 UTC No.3492
CHINA[non-log]. Sept 25 - PBS Yunnan off the air for second consecutive day.

7210 kHz., 1047+ UT, only hearing VOV1 (Vietnam) in the clear; again with no PBS Yunnan.

6035 kHz., Bhutan (BBS), with only QRM from N. Korea jamming of Voice of Freedom on
6045 kHz.; from 1120 UT till suddenly cut off at 1145*; announcers in English; clearly no
FM99 relay via PBS Yunnan again today.

NEPAL. On Sept 25, assume them on 5005 kHz., from 1052 till off at 1119* UT; only a
definite carrier here; signal strength slowly improving, but never any audio. Not heard
yesterday 1100+. Still testing?



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 26, 2018 08:19 UTC No.3493
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0759-
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3FM(tent.)
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, 7289.92kHz, (http://www.rri.co.id/home.html)

-0803-
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, -0806*
Recent schedule : 1451-2006, 2058-0206, 0258-0806, 0858-1406 (TNX! AMANO)

-0830-
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, (still on air ), -0846*

-0845-
6070kHz NK Voice of Korea, Japanese px,

-0907-
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1, (Yunnan off air, TNX! Ron-san), // 9636kHz



Re: PBS Yunnan again off the air - Ron Howard Sep 26, 2018 13:01 UTC No.3494
CHINA[non-log]. Sept 26 - PBS Yunnan off the air for third consecutive day.

7210 kHz., 1044+ UT, again only hearing VOV1 (Vietnam) in the clear; with
no PBS Yunnan present.

6035 kHz., Bhutan (BBS), with only QRM from N. Korea jamming of Voice of Freedom
on 6045 kHz.; from 1103 UT till suddenly cut off at 1144*; yesterdays observation
"announcers in English," I now believe to be incorrect; by 1140 today, am fairly sure
was in vernacular, not English, as couldn't make out any English words. A change
in their schedule? In the past 1100-1200 UT was always in English and also playing
some pop songs, whereas today was just a non-stop long winded discussion in
vernacular; reception today much better than yesterday; FM99 relay via PBS Yunnan
definitely silent again today. Needs more monitoring, especially now with Yunnan off
the air.

NEPAL[non-log]. On Sept 26, had 5005 kHz. silent of any carrier; 1051 to 1112 UT.
Certainly not on the air daily!

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 27, 2018 09:15 UTC No.3495
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0904-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1, (still Yunnan off air), //9636kHz (7435/11720kHz off air)
See also : http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:3432
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM, It seems to be overmodulation.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Sep 28, 2018 04:46 UTC No.3496
BHUTAN[non-log]. 6035, BBS, 1050+, Sept 27. Clearly no signal at all from
BBS today; another day with no FM99 relay via PBS Yunnan; only hearing
the jamming spur from N. Korea.

CHINA[non-log]. Sept 27 - Both PBS Yunnan frequencies continuing their
silence.

7210 kHz., at 1050, at a time that PBS Yunnan should be playing their
pre-sign-on IS, but again only hearing the clear signal of VOV1 (Vietnam).

6035 kHz., at 1050+ checking for the PBS Yunnan relay of FM99, but only
hearing the N. Korea jamming spur, with Bhutan (BBS) also silent.

CHINA. 7420, PBS Nei Menggu - Chinese Service, 1112, Sept 27. Fair signal;
// 9520, which was almost fair. 9520 had recently been off the air, so nice to
hear them again.

INDONESIA[and non-log]. 3325, VOI via RRI Palangkaraya, 1215+, Sept 27. No
VOI signal here at all. Totally clear frequency today.

3344.86, RRI Ternate (tentative), 1212, Sept 27. Definite carrier here, but extremely
weak; totally unusable.

NEPAL[non-log]. 5005, Radio Nepal, on Sept 27, checking on-and-off between 1050
to 1110, with no carrier heard today.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1148-1208*, Sept 27.
Sounded like religious Pacific Islands songs; 1202 bird call intro to the news in English
(unreadable); 1206 seemed more religious songs till suddenly off; heavy QRN (static).

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC (presumed), 1221, Sept 27. Extended broadcast,
but another instance of no audio being heard.

Ron
Ocean Beach/San Francisco, California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Sep 28, 2018 10:59 UTC No.3497
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1043-
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
6230kHz CHINA CNR-1, maybe VS SOH(TAIWAN), strong signal, also 6280kHz and 6370kHz
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1, Yunnan off air
7260kHz MONGOLIA, overmodulation..
7345kHz MYANMAR Thazin FM, local language (Minority language)

-1100-
9725kHz TAIWAN V13 Xingxing BS, QRM CRI-Russian



7210kHz, 5875kHz Thailand, Radio Nikkei, etc.. - XYZ Oct 01, 2018 10:06 UTC No.3498
Note;

-0952-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
7210kHz VIETNAM and TAIWAN, Mix : Voice of Vietnam 1 + Sound of Hope
9410kHz TAIWAN Fu Hsing BS, H3E(AM + USB)

-1007-
5020kHz SOLOMON
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA

-1136-
3345kHz INDONESIA RRI-Ternate, (3344.86kHz)
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ

Thanks to AOKI ! http://radio.chobi.net/bbs/?res:8379#8492
Because of the announcer 's circumstances, Radio Thailand has changed programs.
1130-1145 English (Normally Japanese)
1145-1200 English (Normally Garman)


-1204-
9410kHz No signal (TAIWAN Fu Hsing)



Thanks to HIROSHI ! http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp/e130983.html
Radio Nikkei has reduced frequency since Oct 01 2018.
YouTube : https://youtu.be/w4cc2FsJDXQ




7610kHz FNK Free North Korea Radio (ex:15630kHz) - XYZ Oct 02, 2018 10:33 UTC No.3499
Note;

-1023-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal, It was on the air a while ago..
3345kHz INDONESIA RRI-Ternate
3920kHz No signal (NK), Recently off the air again .. ?
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ
5840kHz Jamming(NK?), DRM type jammer
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer
6400kHz No signal (NK Pyongyang BS)
7210kHz VIETNAM + TAIWAN
7260kHz MONGOLIA + CHINA

-1032-
7345kHz MYANMAR Thazin FM(tent.)

-1127-
6400kHz NK Pyongyang BS, back


-1157-
7610kHz UNID strong carrier, no modulation..

-1200-
7610kHz *1200- Korean, "Free North Korea Radio" (ex:15630kHz)
"www.fnkradio.com. .....", http://www.fnkradio.com/
On their website, 15630 kHz is still announced...
http://www.fnkradio.com/board.php?board=newfnkb102&command=body&no=2690




1539kHz Asianet Radio - UAE - XYZ Oct 02, 2018 18:18 UTC No.3500
Note;

-1723-
1539kHz (MW) Asianet Radio, // Live stream, QRM:CHINA CNR-1 (-1805*)
fire signal, Thanks to Hiroyuki O !
YouTube : https://youtu.be/Cf1d3BHlwgQ


-1905-
6000kHz UNID religious broadcasting, English



5005kHz, etc.. - XYZ Oct 03, 2018 08:35 UTC No.3502
Note;

-0828-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang, // 3325kHz NBC-Bougainville
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville, good signal today
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM

-0837- Thanks to PERSEUS server in India !!
5005kHz UNID weak carrier, no modulation ??, see also att. file(GIF).




Re: BBS (Bhutan) with special pre-election coverage - Ron Howard Oct 04, 2018 01:43 UTC No.3503
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1127 till cut off at 1142* UTC, Oct 3. Just as I heard on 
Sept 26, today was in vernacular (definitely not in the scheduled English);
searched the web and found the answer as to what I have been hearing
11+ UTC; Bhutan will soon be holding the second round of the third
parliamentary elections (national assembly), so BBS is having special
broadcasts of the public debates; per http://www.bbs.bt/na2018/ ,
"1st Debate Airing - 5.00 PM to 6.00 PM" (1100-1200 UTC); corresponding
to what I have been hearing. The PBS Yunnan relay of FM99 (China) remains
off the air here.

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



Re: Bhutan & Nepal - Ron Howard Oct 04, 2018 13:34 UTC No.3504
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1113 till cut off at 1148* UTC, Oct 4. Continuing with pre-election 
coverage of the public debates; another day with no PBS Yunnan relay of FM99 (China);
above threshold level audio. My poor quality audio at http://goo.gl/ifaJgB .

NEPAL. 5005, Radio Nepal (presumed), 1050-1110*, Oct 4. Definite carrier heard, so
another day of testing; no trace of any audio (low modulation?).

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Oct 04, 2018 18:04 UTC No.3505
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap), Oct 3, from
1052+. Mixing very badly with Voice of Indonesia also on frequency; whereas Oct 4,
at 1047 found the frequency clear of either station.

CHINA. 7200, CNR1, 1146, on Oct 3. Once again heard this prominent spur; // 6125.

INDIA. 5040, AIR Jeypore, 1231, Oct 4. Found to be off the air again, whereas AIR
Shillong (4970) was heard with the news in English.

KOREA SOUTH. 5995, Echo of Hope VOH, 1222, Oct 4. This frequency recently noted
with no N. Korea jamming. Nice reception now!

6045, Voice of Freedom, Oct 3, at *0858, with opening music of "Frontier" by Mr. Yang
Bang-ean (Japan name: Liang Kunihiko); later at 1100, with the usual "Hanminjog
tong-illo milaelo" program ("Korean people, to unity, to the future"). Oct 3 & 4 noted
VOF with reception well above the norm, due to either no jamming or very light N. Korea
jamming. A nice development with less than normal jamming from N. Korea. Look for
VOF to be moving back to 5920 again, perhaps within a week?

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1205*, on Oct 4.
Cut off just after the news in English (unreadable).

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 05, 2018 09:05 UTC No.3506
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0854-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang ;
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville, // 3260kHz Madang
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1, alone..
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM 100.9(tent.)
7325kHz Not yet no signal (WRL)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Oct 05, 2018 23:03 UTC No.3507
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, 0918+, Oct 5. "Right here on 4KZ"; today able 
to ID most of the pop songs (John Denver - "Annie's Song" ["You Fill Up My
Senses"], Foreigner - "Waiting For A Girl Like You," Beatles - "Obladi Oblada,"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Love," Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes," Gary Lewis
& the Playboys - "This Diamond Ring," Dodie Stevens - "Pink Shoe Laces," etc.);
at times the news segments and commercial announcements were almost
semi-readable.

BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1101+, Oct 5. Start of a pre-election debate, including a
woman candidate; assume was Tshering Choden speaking, a candidate from
Khar Yurung constituency, in the Pemagatshel District; better reception than
yesterday; today with an earlier than normal cut off time. PBS Yunnan relay of
FM99 (China) continues silent here, which is great for better Bhutan reception.

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap), 1025, on Oct 5.
"NBC Bougainville" SA; mostly in Pidgin; coverage from some "festival" with speech
via loudspeaker (poor audio) and background sounds; important public service
announcement in English from NBC and the health dept. - from Oct 1 to 14, all
children under 15 must get vaccinated against polio (PNG polio info at
http://goo.gl/xAMRdw and my audio of PSA at http://goo.gl/T6zjAN); by 1137, NBC
was off the air; today never heard Voice of Indonesia here, so no QRM.

INDONESIA. 7289.92, Pro 1 RRI Nabire, 0834 till cut off at 0841*, Oct 5. Mostly pop
songs; SA “RRI Nabire” and frequency; glad to hear they still have a respectable signal. My audio of ID and music at http://goo.gl/jtBpuy .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 05, 2018 23:36 UTC No.3508
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-2332-
7435kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1
7486kHz NORWAY Voice of Tibet, Tibetan, (7490kHz CHINA CNR-1 jammer)



7325kHz(7324.93kHz) Wantok Radio Light, etc.. - XYZ Oct 06, 2018 08:41 UTC No.3509
Note;

-0835-
7325kHz UNID, Wantok ??, 7324.93kHz
Wantok Radio Light, -0845- // Live stream :
http://ca7.rcast.net/radio/61643/
Website : http://wantokradio.org/

-0918-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
3345kHz INDONESIA RRI-Ternate(tent.), weak..
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7210kHz VIETNAM VOV1 + TAIWAN SOH
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM109




5827kHz UNID, etc.. - XYZ Oct 07, 2018 07:48 UTC No.3511
Note;

-0733-
7260kHz MONGOLIA
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire(tent.), 7289.92kHz weak signal
7325kHz PNG Wantok Radio Light(tent.), 7324.94kHz weak signal

-0805-
5827kHz UNID, strong signal, song "M'innamoro Di Te" by Ricchi Poveri
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1
7290kHz No signal, maybe s/off

------------------------------------------------------------------------
5826 vkHz UNID, non-stop "Ricchi Poveri"'s songs:
"M'innamoro Di Te" , "Come Vorrei" , "Amarsi Un Po'" , etc..
YouTube : https://youtu.be/D0AHDpcJbtg
-0833*
------------------------------------------------------------------------


-0845-
6080kHz CHINA Hulun Buir PBS, start time was early today..



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Oct 08, 2018 05:18 UTC No.3513

AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on Oct 7, noted cut off at 1151:57*; lasted
checked Oct 3, with 1152:18*.

BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1053 till cut off at 1141*, Oct 7. Thanks very much to
Rob Shepherd (Australia), for the alert to BBS's change of schedule for the
segment in English; today confirmed English 1053-1100 (now must be in
English 1000-1100, whereas formerly was 1100-1200); mostly playing pop
songs (Lionel Richie - "Say You Say Me" and Berlin - "Take My Breath Away");
the change, which may just be temporary, is probably due to Bhutan's upcoming
elections and BBS's special pre-election coverage of the various debates; taking
the place of the former English from 1100+; today 1100-1141* was a debate in
vernacular between two candidates, along with a moderator (only the three voices
heard the whole time); today was one of their best receptions so far; PBS Yunnan
relay of FM99 (China) continues silent here.

BOUGAINVILLE[non-log]. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap),
Oct 7, heard no signal 1003+; clearly off the air today.

CHINA. 4940, Voice of Strait, 0940-0955, Oct 6 (Saturday), with the weekend
"Focus on China" program; as usual, with audio feed from some CCTV
documentary, with native speaker of English; less than semi-readable.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, 1257, Oct 7
(Sunday). Taken by surprise to catch the early intro to the English segment;
they have finally updated their announced frequency; now "3 3 2 5"; "From
Jakarta, R R I World Service, Voice of Indonesia, English Service, . . . You
can listen to us on shortwave, on frequency of 3 3 2 5," so no longer giving
"9 5 2 5 kilohertz"; news; 1312 "Today In History" (Oct 7, 2001, USA invaded
Afghanistan to fight al-Qaeda, etc.); weekend segment "Highlights of the Week";
"News in Brief"; "Indonesia Wonders"; at times semi-readable.

Oct 6, on 3325, I found no signal from VOI nor NBC Bougainville, from 1014 to
1206; Glenn made an interesting later observation:

"Oct 6 at 1233, I try again and like yesterday hear no signal, but recheck at 1301
now there is S7-S8 of dead air again! Is Palangkaraya turning on the transmitter
in vain hope that there will be something from Jakarta to modulate it, like the
scheduled 1300 English, ex-9526v?" (Glenn Hauser, OK)

Yes, it's not uncommon now to hear a decent level carrier (dead air) on 3325,
after 1200, with no audio at all, that must be the VOI transmitter. Glenn must
be right, seems Palangkaraya routinely turns on their local transmitter without
checking as to whether there is actually any audio feed from Jakarta.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1105, Oct 7
(Sunday). Usual religious programs of music and preaching; well above normal
reception; cut off at 1213*; as it was the weekend, no news coverage at ToH.

Oct 6 (Saturday), at 1015+ country & western songs; mostly sounded like
impassioned religious preaching and religious music; good number of SAs,
including one for "NBC Madang, Maus Blong Garamut"; noted cut off at 1206*;
well above the norm; as it was the weekend, no news at ToH.

TAIWAN[non-log]. 6280.15 and 7210, Sound of Hope, 1230, Oct 7. First day
that both frequencies clearly are without SOH; with 7210, now no longer being
a mess, as VOV1 (Vietnam) today had sole possession (PBS Yunnan continues
to be off the air here).

USA. 7505v, WRNO, on Oct 7, from 1004+, with no signal at all.

On Oct 6, surprisingly in English during checks at 0835, 0914, 1108 & 1137;
at 1144 finally in Chinese; recently well above the norm.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, California




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 08, 2018 08:32 UTC No.3514
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0828-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal(PNG)
4835kHz still off air ?? No signal
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7325kHz PNG Wantok Radio Light




Re: Indonesia - Ron Howard Oct 08, 2018 16:03 UTC No.3515
INDONESIA. 3325, VOI, via RRI Palangkaraya, 1336, 1428 & 1505, Oct 8. 
A day with only a carrier (dead air/no audio).

3344.86, RRI Ternate, 1338-1503*, Oct 8. At a time I normally do not listen,
heard the best reception since their reactivation; variety of music; segment
of phone conversations; nicely above threshold level audio; 1445 starting to
fade out; 1500-1503*, theme music, with assume a brief SA. My local sunrise
was at 1408 UTC.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Oct 09, 2018 20:58 UTC No.3516
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1124-1150*, Oct 9. Change of schedule today. 
No pre-election public debate broadcast today, even though one was
scheduled to take place (http://www.bbs.bt/na2018/file/NA%20Debate%202018.pdf);
instead was mostly non-stop pop songs in English and announcers very
briefly in what seemed to be English.

Recently had been hearing the debates (in vernacular) on a daily basis
1100+ till cut off about 1140* or so. YouTube, with video of one of the BBS
public debates at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53dWwnCd6Qk . Yet
another day without PBS Yunnan relay of FM99 (China) here.

BOUGAINVILLE/PNG. Oct 9, noted 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong
Sankamap), at 1025 with the usual public service announcement in English
from the National Dept. of Health (PNG), World Health Organization and NBC,
that from Oct 1 to 14, all children under 15 must get vaccinated against polio;
this important PSA is frequently broadcast; today also heard the very same
polio PSA in English via NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), on 3260, at
1031.

INDONESIA[non-log]. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, at 1209,
Oct 9. No signal at all; a totally clear frequency.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 10, 2018 09:27 UTC No.3517
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0924-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ, (4835kHz no signal)
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom

-0941-
4900kHz & 4940kHz 1kHz test tone signal, (s/on soon..)
5050kHz CHINA Beibu Bay Radio, Chinese

-1000-
7210kHz TAIWAN and Vietnam, SOH SA at -1000-
7260kHz MONGOLIA

-1026-
3345kHz INDONESIA RRI-Ternate, 3344.86kHz
7285kHz VIETNAM IS(Openning music): "Chien thang Dien Bien Phu"




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Oct 11, 2018 01:32 UTC No.3518
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS. 4760, AIR Port Blair (presumed not to 
be AIR Leh [Kashmir]), 1404+, Oct 10. Per WRTH Facebook posting by
Pradip Kundu (India) - "Improved signal on 4760 kHz. indicates xmtr is
being used with full power," which conforms to my observation with today's
signal stronger than normally heard; audio above threshold level. Nice! My
local sunrise was at 1410 UT.

BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1118-1128*, Oct 10. No pre-election debate scheduled
today; EZL pop song; mostly announcer, but unable to confirm the language;
rather an early cut off time for them. Again no PBS Yunnan relay of FM99
(China). Will Yunnan ever return to SW again?

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, at 1131, on
Oct 10. In Chinese, without any QRM, as NBC Bougainville was not here
today; at 1259 closing announcement for Japanese segment; 1300, into
English, with news; "Today's Commentary," about an election; 1319, "Today
in History," during which went off the air for several seconds and then came
back again for some seconds, only to go off again and didn't come back
(1323*); so today's problem was at Palangkaraya, with a good audio feed
from Jakarta.

NEPAL. 5005, Radio Nepal (presumed), 1055-1116*, Oct 10. Since reactivation,
today had the strongest carrier heard so far; still no audio, but seemed improved
strength.

SIKKIM. 4835, AIR Gangtok, 1347-1402, Oct 10. Clearly no Ozy Radio heard
here, conforming to info in ADXN-618 that Craig is currently off the air; AIR
audio hovering at threshold level, but slowly improving; subcontinent music/
singing. With Ozy off the air, now is an good time to try for Gangtok, which is
normally buried under the Australian. My local sunrise was at 1410 UT.

TAIWAN. 9410-USB+carrier, Fu Hsing BS, 1203, Oct 10. This was a post-BBC
sign off reception; not surprised to find this erratic station on the air today, as
it's National Day of the Republic of China (Double Ten) national holiday; in
Chinese with songs; problem with a different weaker secondary, over modulated,
audio underneath. Taiwan's other frequency (9774) remains silent.



5005kHz, etc.. - XYZ Oct 11, 2018 10:23 UTC No.3519
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


Thanks to PERSEUS server "Delhi_perseus" in New Delhi/INDIA !!
-1008-
5005kHz UNID carrier, Nepal ?, no modulation or very very weak modulation ...?
also see att. GIF.


-1011-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
3345kHz INDONESIA RRI-Ternate(tent.), weak signal
3920kHz NORTH KOREA KCBS Pyongyang, (irr.)
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ
6045kHz SOUTH KOREA Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer
6400kHz No signal(NK Pyongyang BS), -1017-
7210kHz TAIWAN & VIETNAM, Mixing SOH & VOV1
7260kHz MONGOLIA MNB P3 FM, QRM:CHINA Xinjiang PBS, "Hotel · California"(Eagles)



Re: Voice of Indonesia SA in Japanese - Ron Howard Oct 11, 2018 21:00 UTC No.3520
Oct 10 - My brief audio of Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, SA in 
Japanese and English, at http://goo.gl/HCzAdu .

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Oct 13, 2018 01:49 UTC No.3521
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1100 till cut off in mid-sentence at 1129*, Oct 12. Back
to the normal schedule; in English (unreadable) and pop songs; still with rather
an earlier than normal closing time; PBS Yunnan relay of FM99 (China) still
absent here, greatly helping BBS reception, which is now regularly heard.

LAOS. 6130, Lao National Radio (tentative), 0952-1000, Oct 12. The language
heard, from what I could make of it, certainly sounded right to be LNR; YL & OM
chatting (interview?) (via phone?); after 1000, always very much bothered by
adjacent QRM, but pre-1000 was in the clear. My audio at http://goo.gl/GFgwYZ .

MALAYSIA[non-Sarawak]. 11665, "Wai FM" and "Wai FM Limbang," via Kajang,
1311, Oct 11 (Thursday). In vernacular playing pop songs; several singing "Wai
FM" SAs; 1315-1400, the segment SAing as "Wai FM Limbang" (there is also a
Monday edition of this at the same time); pop songs and segment with a long
dialogue in vernacular; almost fair. So for the vast majority of the time this is
"Wai FM" and not "Wai FM Limbang."

Sorry, I should have followed up earlier regarding my item about Sept 16 being
"Malaysia Day." This was the first year that I can recall that RTM didn't broadcast,
via SW, the Prime Minister's address to the nation 1300+. Disappointed!

The RTM SW service has been in a steady decline for many years now. Was not
that long ago I could enjoy Radio Klasik (5965),Asik FM & Suara Islam/Voice of
Islam (6050), Traxx FM (7295) or Voice of Malaysia (6174.4, 6175.0 and 15295),
but they are all gone now. So they have put their emphasis now on their online
presences, as evidenced by the RTM audio streaming at
https://myklik.rtm.gov.my/radio/Wai_FM?r=regional .

USA. 7505v, WRNO, Oct 12, checking at 1005, 1140, 1205 & 1225, only to hear
English (no Chinese heard today!); fair.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 13, 2018 08:04 UTC No.3522
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0800-
5874vkHz UNID Russian station, Pirate ?
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1 DRM
6045kHz SK Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA
7290kHz No signal

-0810-
5874vkHz UNID Russian station, SA at -0810- "Radio Rossii", https://youtu.be/zii3HD4B7JQ



4895kHz Mongolia, etc.. - XYZ Oct 17, 2018 08:34 UTC No.3523
Note;

-0828-
4895kHz UNID carrier, no modulation ??, (4830kHz No signal)
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz AUSTRALIA Radio 4KZ
7210kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1
7260kHz MONGOLIA


-0837- Thanks to kiwiSDR in Irkutsk/RUSSIA !!
4895kHz Maybe this is MONGOLIA station, but not // with 7260kHz. Radio 1 relay ??
Language ??
-0845- That kiwiSRD has become not found...
-0858- backed.. This is Mongolian language.
Pips at -0900- : http://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/8504.mp3

-0920-
7210kHz Taiwan s/on, mix Vietnam and Taiwan..

-0925-
4895kHz MONGOLIA, Youtube : https://youtu.be/HPtbU8ezhHI
-0940- Voice of Strait s/on at -0940- on 4900kHz ...... heavy QRM

-0958-
3260kHz No signal (PNG)
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5160kHz UNID strong signal 2kHz test tone signal

-1022-
164kHz, 4895kHz MONGOLIA, They may be parallel..

-1043-
164kHz// 209kHz// 227kHz MONGOLIA Radio 1
4895kHz No signal (MONGOLIA), off the air (s/off ?) around -1044-


-1133-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3345kHz INDONESIA RRI-Ternate(tent.)



Re: 4895kHz Mongolia, etc. - Ron Howard Oct 17, 2018 22:09 UTC No.3524
Some interesting reception this morning! Ron

AUSTRALIA. Radio 4KZ, 0914, Oct 17. Fairly early reception here with
Dionne Warwick - "Walk On By" (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)

BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1101, Oct 17. In English, starting with what sounded
like the news (unreadable); followed at 1112 with pop songs, at a level easy
to ID (Tom Petty - "Free Fallin" and Michael Jackson - "Human Nature");
suddenly off at 1133*.

Bryan Clark (New Zealand) had very readable reception from his location
yesterday (Oct 16), till he also heard them cut off at 1133*; China (FM99
relay via Yunnan) still silent. I have been impressed recently by the daily
BBS signal, whereas in the past was not all that easy to hear. Now they
are very nice! (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap), 1023,
Oct 17. Usual format; Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers with "Islands In The
Stream," etc. (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)

CHINA. Voice of Strait, 4940, Voice of Strait, Oct 17, tuned in at 0947, to find
only a carrier at a decent level, but no audio. During my recent monitoring here,
always heard the sudden start of the transmitter with audio, about *0940, with
programming already in progress and then at 0955 went to being // with 4900
(which also started about *0940 with different programming also in progress),
with the Strait Fishery Meteorology (Channel fishery weather). Today a
completely different format and timing on 4940!

At 0953, had 4940 with their IS; believe in all my years of listening to VOS, this
is probably the first time I have heard it; at 0955 ID in Chinese followed by
Western classical orchestra music till ToH time pips.

4900, also noted at 0947 with just a carrier (no audio at all), till they started
different programming (not IS) about 0953. So today 4940 had a late start with
actual IS/SA and at 0955 not // to 4900. A one day anomaly or something new?
Will be interesting to hear what happens here in the future. My audio at
http://goo.gl/3pKSNb (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)

MONGOLIA. 4895, Mongolian Radio, 0835+, on Oct 17. Heard definite carrier
(never any audio) thru last check of 1036, but gone by 1044. Hiroyuki Komatsubara
reported much better details today, via his "Now On The Radio" website:

-0828- 4895kHz UNID carrier, no modulation ??, (4830kHz No signal) 7260kHz
MONGOLIA

-0837- Thanks to kiwiSDR in Irkutsk/RUSSIA !! 4895kHz Maybe this is
MONGOLIA station, but not // with 7260kHz.
Radio 1 relay ?? Language ??
-0845- That kiwiSRD has become not found...
-0858- backed.. This is Mongolian language. Pips at -0900- :
http://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/8504.mp3

-0925- 4895kHz MONGOLIA, Youtube : https://youtu.be/HPtbU8ezhHI

-1022- 164kHz, 4895kHz MONGOLIA, They may be parallel..

-1043- 164kHz // 209kHz // 227kHz MONGOLIA Radio 1
4895kHz No signal (MONGOLIA), off the air (s/off ?) around -1044-

Similar format on Oct 15, as I heard a carrier (unable to detect any audio) 0904+,
on 4895; still on at 1044, but gone by 1058. So would seem 4895 has its own
schedule, different from 7260 and probably a relay of Radio 1 and not // 7260,
which is Radio 3 (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)

TAIWAN. 6280, Sound of Hope, 1150, Oct 17. From 1150 to 1200, mixing badly
with slightly stronger jamming of CNR1 programming, which ended just after
their ToH time pips, leaving SOH in clear, with SA in Chinese at 1200 (Ron
Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 17, 2018 23:28 UTC No.3525
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-2315-
6045kHz SOUTH KOREA Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM100.9, Mix CHINA Xinjiang PBS
7435kHz VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam 1, It is broadcast only in the morning, not broadcast at night.(also 11720kHz)
11780kHz BRASIL EBC, SA at -2313- "EBC", Radio Nacional Brasilia,
http://radios.ebc.com.br/aovivo?emissora=radio-nacional-de-brasilia



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 18, 2018 08:14 UTC No.3529
Note;

-0806-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville, //3260kHz
5020kHz SOLOMON
6030kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire
7325kHz No signal (Wantok Eadio Light)
11695kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM test
15580kHz CHINA CNR1 DRM test, weak signal

-0900-
4895kHz No signal (MONGOLIA)
7210kHz TAIWAN and VIETNAM, SOH vs VOV1


-1229-
11645kHz NORWAY Voice of Tibet, Tibetan, -1230*
11604kHz NORWAY Voice of Tibet, Tibetan, *1230-1234*




Re: Bhutan - Ron Howard Oct 18, 2018 12:39 UTC No.3530
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1016 till cut off at 1132* UT, Oct 18. Seemed to all
be in English; everything dealing with the election results, except 1100-1108,
with the news; after the news, two announcers gave list of the vote count of
ballots for the election; certainly one of their stronger days; today the few
musical selections played were not the usual Western pop songs, but instead
were all indigenous music/singing (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)



Re: Bhutan - XYZ Oct 18, 2018 12:51 UTC No.3531
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !

>6035kHz BHUTAN
Today was a stronger signal than usual in my location.
YouTube : https://youtu.be/vrKqY0BW0jM



Re: Bhutan - BBS with extended broadcast (1320+ UTC) - Ron Howard Oct 19, 2018 14:32 UTC No.3532
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, on Oct 19, with greatly extended broadcast. Western 
pop songs 1114-1128 UT and 1144-1201, during their segment in English;
1203, start of announcer in vernacular; normal brief breaks for indigenous
instrumental music at 1203, 1214, 1218, 1259, 1312 and 1317; indigenous
music/singing 1222-1233 & 1245-1259, 1318+. My four minute audio of very
nice indigenous music/singing at http://goo.gl/2Dhebn (Ron Howard, Asilomar
State Beach, Calif., USA)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Philby Oct 19, 2018 20:21 UTC No.3533
BHUTAN - 6035 BBS tonight 19h50 utc 19 october, with pop music. First time for me in France SINPO 24322 with NRD525 and longwire about 20 meter (Near paris, France)



Re: PBS Yunnan again heard on 6035 kHz., mixing with BBS/Bhutan - Ron Howard Oct 20, 2018 12:22 UTC No.3534
CHINA. 6035, PBS Yunnan, relay of FM99, 1003-1030 UT, Oct 20. Heard
again here, after being absent since Sept 24; in Chinese and usual FM format;
many pop songs; about 1015 started to note some faint BBS/Bhutan QRM; by
the time I tuned out, BBS was improving and mixing badly with PBS Yunnan;
rechecked at 1057, and surprised to find a completely clear frequency (no
Bhutan, no Yunnan), so a very early closing down time for both stations.
Tomorrow I will need to also check 7210 for a possible PBS Yunnan return
there (should sign on before 1000 UT, with their distinctive easy listening
musical IS loop). Was wonderful to hear BBS in the clear since Sept 24,
but seems that will no longer be the case. This frequency and 7210, needs
more monitoring now.

On the one hand I'm very pleased to have Yunnan back here again, but on
the other hand I will certainly miss the clear BBS/Bhutan reception! After all
these years of conflict on 6035 kHz., why has one of them not moved to a
clear frequency? (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Oct 21, 2018 19:07 UTC No.3535
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1039 till off close to 1122, Oct 21. 1039-1100, pop 
songs (nice "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, etc.); 1101-1107,
news in English (unreadable); 1109, back to pop songs (Aretha Franklin -
"Respect," etc.); no PBS Yunnan here during this time period (note later
reception under CHINA). Very nice to find BBS in the clear today, but
have to wonder what the Yunnan schedule will be?

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville (Maus Blong Sankamap), 1129*,
Oct 21. Cut off during the Sunday religious songs; no VOI QRM.

CHINA. 4940, Voice of Strait, 0944-0955, Oct 21 (Sunday). The weekend
only edition of "Focus On China," with the audio feed from a CCTV9
documentary ("Along the Silk Road"); 0955 into Chinese. Seems China has
reorganized some of the former CCTV sites. Now am unable to access the
CCTV9 documentaries that I could just a few weeks ago. Now am directed
to China Global Television Network, or CGTN, which is China's new
international media organization - https://www.cgtn.com/ .

6035, PBS Yunnan, relay of FM99, 1209-1221+, Oct 21. In Chinese; usual
FM format; BBS/Bhutan not on the air at this time today (BBS off about 1122);
Yunnan not on the air here earlier (0955 and 1129+), so don't know just when
Yunnan started. Clearly Yunnan has not established a firm schedule yet.

[non-log] 7210, PBS Yunnan, on Oct 21, checking for their sign on IS at 0955+,
but clearly no Yunnan, just the normal mixing of Sound of Hope (Taiwan), which
was slightly stronger than VOV1 (Vietnam); checked again 1223 and still no
Yunnan, just SOH & VOV1 again mixing.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via RRI Palangkaraya, briefly checking
at 1224 & 1234, on Oct 21. Another day with no Jakarta audio feed, but just the
Palangkaraya carrier.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1130-1208*,
Oct 21. Sunday preaching in Pidgin, with religious songs, except 1206 started
religious show in English, with religious song in English, till suddenly off in mid-
song.

USA. 7505v, WRNO, heard at 1001, on Oct 21. Again with another program of
"A Time To Dream," in English; fair; no audio problems, as Glenn Hauser recently
noted.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 23, 2018 02:15 UTC No.3536
Ron-san, Philby-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

Currently, I can not hear the radio because I am in a place away from the receiver :-(((



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - Ron Howard Oct 23, 2018 14:19 UTC No.3537
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1053-1117*, Oct 23. Mostly pop songs in English, except 1101-1109,
with news in English, started and ended with the usual theme music; unreadable; suddenly
off; PBS Yunnan off the air during this time period and also not heard at 1206.

KOREA SOUTH. First day back to alternate frequency 5920, Voice of Freedom, ex: 6045,
at 1140, on Oct 23. start of the "Aneun geos-I him-ida" program in Korean ("Knowing is
power"); good reception, with no jamming yet. My audio at http://goo.gl/BdmMVB .

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang (Maus Blong Garamut), 1149-1202, Oct 23.
DJ in Pidgin playing pop songs; 1202-1204* with news in English; cut off in mid-news;
stronger than normal signal.

THAILAND. 5875, R. Thailand, brief checks at 1134 & 1147, Oct 23. Yes, still in English;
good reception; seems a steady schedule now.

U S A. 7505v, WRNO, Oct 23, did in fact hear some of the very distorted audio that Glenn
Hauser has been reporting on; at 1127 in English and audio was fine; 1148 very poor audio
and also again distorted at 1210, in English. So the problem is intermittent.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 26, 2018 07:59 UTC No.3538
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0754-
3920kHz NK KCBS Pyongyang
5920kHz SK Voice of Freedom, ex:6045kHz, TNX! Ron-san
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM100.9
7290kHz INDONESIA RRI-Nabire, 7289.92kHz


-1005-
3215kHz UNID carrier, 3214.50kHz, no modulation ?
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
3345kHz INDONESIA RRI-Ternate(tent.), weak signal




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 27, 2018 01:46 UTC No.3539
Note;

-1139-
7260kHz MONGOLIA P3 FM100.9
7275kHz CHINA Guizhou PBS, Chinese, *1139-, QRM: Xinjiang-Uygle on co-channel
** Broadcasting started from the middle of the program as usual..

-1143-
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer
6030kHz CHINA CNR-1 DRM



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(17) - XYZ Oct 28, 2018 09:59 UTC No.3542
Note;

-0953-
3260kHz PNG NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG NBC-Bougainville
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation..
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA Voice of Freedom
7260kHz MONGOLIA and CHINA mixing

-1415-
6170kHz NK Voice of Korea, Russian

-1440-
11800kHz Media Broadcast ??, English




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