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Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: --- XYZ - Jul 13 (Mon), 2020 23:39 UTC No.4626
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TNX! and FBDXing !!



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Korea - Ron Howard Jul 14 (Tue), 2020 00:53 UTC No.4627
KOREA NORTH/SOUTH. July 13 (Monday) observed frequencies:

VOP: 3475 // 3905 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1023; no change this week

VOH: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 (a terrible frequency to switch to, as there is
now a daily strong CNR1 signal here, so a big mess!) // 6350 // 9105, at 1018.
All frequencies changed this week.

KCBS (N. Korea) on 3250 // 3959, at 1029; when still silent on 2850 and 3205. Of
interest to note the following from Japan, about 3205:
http://drm.mediacat-blog.jp/e139694.html

Translation: "On July 13, a DRM signal came out at North Korea's 3205 kHz, which
sometimes emitted radio waves. Labeling is the same BBEF as before. It was also output
at 3560kHz in December last year. In the 0700s, the signal level was still low, the bit rate
was a little high, and the voice could not be demodulated. The ID number is the same as
before. The time display is local time. It stopped at 0912."  

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Jul 14 (Tue), 2020 09:30 UTC No.4628
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0857-
9410kHz TAIWAN, Fu Hsing BS, //9774kHz (today 15375kHz off air), -(around)0900*

-0918-
3205kHz No signal, see also : http://drm.mediacat-blog.jp/e139694.html
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, //3250kHz 3959kHz etc..
5020kHz SOLOMON
5900kHz UNID CW



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: 3205kHz NK DRM test, etc.. - XYZ Jul 15 (Wed), 2020 08:39 UTC No.4629
Note;

-0835-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, DRM test, TNX Hiroshi : http://drm.mediacat-blog.jp/e139725.html
** TNX PERSEUS server JA4ICR !
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, //3250kHz 3920kHz 3959kHz etc..



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Vanuatu - Ron Howard Jul 15 (Wed), 2020 09:44 UTC No.4630
VANUATU. 11835 (third harmonic of 3945 kHz.), Radio Vanuatu, on July 15, with an excellent
marathon listening session; 0230-0605 UT. As we get closer to their Independence Day (July 30),
I'm hearing more and more brief spots about independence; my favorite one is with the choral NA
("Yumi, Yumi, Yumi") and national slogans (my audio at http://bit.ly/38Z0i3k ).

0230-0330: Hour in French.

0330-0430: Hour in English; pop songs; interview about a music concert held to raise money, which
tomorrow is going to be turned over to the Red Cross; 0357-0401, early with the news and sports;
0403-0430, "Pacific Beat" (ABC RA program).

0430+: Mostly in Bislama; 0500-0503, news/sports summary; followed by weather report and nice
island song mentioning "Vanuatu" (my audio at http://bit.ly/2WmZHDr , with one minute of weather
report and three of "Vanuatu" song); 0515, program "Inside Sports," starting in English with item
about the upcoming rugby matches to be held at Port Vila Stadium (my audio at http://bit.ly/2Zx29JH ,
which is fairly readable).

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



Re: Echo of Hope - VOH: News program in English - Ron Howard Jul 16 (Thu), 2020 14:56 UTC No.4632
KOREA SOUTH. 4890, Echo of Hope - VOH, 1346-1354, July 16 (Thursday). Tuned into 
a news program in English; first time I've heard this. What is the schedule for
this? My audio at http://bit.ly/3eEgtEm .

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



Re: Bangladesh Betar with Home Service on 4750 kHz. - Ron Howard Jul 16 (Thu), 2020 15:29 UTC No.4633
BANGLADESH. 4750, Bangladesh Betar - Home Service, from 1241-1341, on July 16. 
Ramadan has been over for quite a while now, but BB has not returned to their
External Service, but instead has continued with their Home Service; in Bangla,
with the usual subcontinent music/singing; 1300-1306, news. My local sunrise was
at 1302 UT, while the Dhaka sunset was at 1247 UT, making for nice greyline
reception. Today heard with a most unusual reception - CNR1 clearly off the air;
normally China dominates 4750, with BB having to struggle to be heard underneath,
but today only BB heard; also no VOI heard here. A rare situation!

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



Re: Echo of Hope - VOH: News program in English - Ron Howard Jul 16 (Thu), 2020 18:06 UTC No.4634
The following are comments made by Martyn Williams, an expert on matters 
pertaining to Korea:

"How very interesting. Sounds like a British female and American male discussing
the news with a Korean female translating.

I wonder if the English segments or the entire show is taken from another source?
Perhaps TBS eFM in Seoul? It seems a stretch to think the Korean intelligence
service went to all this effort.

It would be good to listen again and see if there is any program name or they introduce
themselves by name. More monitoring!"

Ron  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: 15410kHz INDIA DRM, etc.. - XYZ Jul 17 (Fri), 2020 09:49 UTC No.4635
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0939-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA(tent.), DRM, fair signal but not display..
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, //3250kHz 3959kHz etc..
3945kHz VANUATU, weak signal, // 7890kHz
5020kHz SOLOMON
15410kHz INDIA, DRM test, ID:1, Display 1:"CHINESE" but in Hindi language, 2: "VB/TIBETAN"
-0953*
** see also (7550kHz) : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4631




Re: Echo of Hope - VOH upcoming programs today (July 17) - Ron Howard Jul 17 (Fri), 2020 11:22 UTC No.4636

July 17 (Friday) - 9105, Echo of Hope - VOH, with a four hour program loop.

0900-0915: "oneul-ui sosig" (today's news); in Korean. My audio at http://bit.ly/397xCVH ;
same spot to be repeated today 1300-1315 UT.

0930: Pop song "Ice Cream." My audio at http://bit.ly/2OyIKBI ; same song to be repeated
today at 1330 UT.

0935-0950: News in English and Korean; just missed the intro (if there was one?). My audio
at http://bit.ly/3fBDCJ2 . Same spot to be repeated today 1335-1350 UT.

VOH, from 1300+, will be on 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105 kHz.

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



Re: Echo of Hope - VOH upcoming programs today (July 17 - XYZ Jul 17 (Fri), 2020 11:37 UTC No.4637
Thanks to Ron-san !!  GREAT !!!

program list :
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/DXNEWS/?res:67

Their program may have changed... ?


-1015-
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1015UTC.mp3

-1027-
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1027UTC.mp3

-1054- (1054-1055 : Chinese language lesson px.-)
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1054UTC.mp3

-1135- English and Korean ..

-1154-
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1154UTC.mp3

-1200- (1200-1240 ?)
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1200UTC.mp3

-1240- (1240-1254)
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1240UTC.mp3

1254-1300 Music

1300-1315 Today's News

1315-1330
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1315UTC.mp3

1330-1334 K-pop song "Ice Cream", ** TNX Ron !

1334-1335 Song "This is Me" + talk

1335-1352 English and Korean
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1335UTC.mp3

1352-1400
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1352UTC.mp3



July 18 (Satday):

-0200-
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0200UTC.mp3

-0354-
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0354UTC.mp3

-0359-
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0359UTC.mp3

-0436-
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0436UTC.mp3

-0918-
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0918UTC.mp3




Check List :

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PX1 : 1500-1700 1900-2100 2300-0100 0300-0500 0700-0900 1100-1300
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1500-1515 오늘의 소식 (oneul-ui sosig) Today's news 今日の消息

1515-1518 (weather) 気象天気 with BGM
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1015UTC.mp3
1518-1527
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0918UTC.mp3
1527-1555
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1027UTC.mp3
1555-1659 xxxx xxxx 이탈리아 (itallia) Italy
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0354UTC.mp3
1559-1629
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0359UTC.mp3
1629-1636

1636-1640
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0436UTC.mp3
1640-1654
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1240UTC.mp3
1654-1655 (Chinese Language Lesson) *中国語講座
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1054UTC.mp3
1655-1700 (Music) (Music) *軽音楽(時間調整)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PX2 : 1700-1900 2100-2300 0100-0300 0500-0700 0900-1100 1300-1500
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1700-1715 오늘의 소식 (oneul-ui sosig) Today's news 今日の消息

1715-1718 weather 気象天気 with BGM
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1315UTC.mp3
1718-1730
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0918UTC.mp3
1730-1735 (K-pop)

1735-1755 "Touch! Global Headlines" ** English and Korean news. *EBS-FM の番組
EBS : https://home.ebs.co.kr/morning/main
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1335UTC.mp3
1755-1800
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1352UTC.mp3
1800-
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/0200UTC.mp3

1856-1858 *中国語講座
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/mp3/VOH/1054UTC.mp3
1858-1900 Music *軽音楽(時間調整)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Jul 18 (Sat), 2020 10:01 UTC No.4639
Note;

TAIWAN, Fu Hsing BS 9410/9774/15375kHz No signal today..

-0947-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, DRM, Not displayed...?
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, weak modulation, //3250kHz 3920kHz 3959kHz etc..
3260kHz No signal (PNG)
3320kHz NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang BS, // 6400kHz
3325kHz No signal (PNG)
3945kHz (tent.)VANUATU, also 7890kHz, both weak signal
4940kHz CHINA, Voice of Strait, in English px. "Focus on China"
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation..
5055kHz (tent.)AUSTRALIA, Radio 4KZ, weak signal


-1058- ** There are many OTHR on weekends.
3196kHz CHINA, NUMBERS VC01, USB
3205kHz No signal noteced at -0958-
5907kHz UNID strong signal, https://youtu.be/oCy4Gq-BU9E






Re: CNR17 (China) & VOH (Korea) with language lessons - Ron Howard Jul 19 (Sun), 2020 02:21 UTC No.4640
CHINA. 9630 // 11630, CNR17, on July 18 (Saturday), from 1229 to 1259. The weekend schedule for 
their half hour language lesson; unlike the English lesson last Sat., today it was in Russian.
Starts with usual multi-language intro ("Hi, Hello, Nǐ hǎo [Chinese for "Hello"], How are you?,"
etc.); the lesson today seemed to just be repeating Russian words; unlike last week, today the
whistling/humming was not so strong and was indeedjust in the background. My local sunrise was
at 1303 UT. My audio is at http://bit.ly/3jku7Af . Both frequencies were fair.  

CNR17, which officially started on Jan. 1, 2015, was formerly known as "Kazakh Radio." It now
broadcasts to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in northwest China, from a transmitter
site located in Lingshi County (a county level division under the jurisdiction of Jinzhong 
Municipality), in Shanxi Province, China.
     
KOREA SOUTH. 9105, Echo of Hope - VOH, on July 18 (Saturday):

At 1138, an English language lesson was already in progress; scheduled for 1130-1200. I find these
programs rather entertaining, as the Korean woman announcer often gets comically excited and has a
unique accent. My audio is at http://bit.ly/2ZHbjDx .

Also today from 0935 to 0952, VOH with another edition of "Touch! Global Headlines," in English and
Korean; program ID is given at the start of the news; good reception as usual. I find the news items
to be fairly detailed and mostly interesting, My audio is at http://bit.ly/3fISkhd . Thanks very much
to Amano for providing the name of the news program!
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: CNR17 (China) & VOH (Korea) with language lessons - Amano Jul 19 (Sun), 2020 15:50 UTC No.4641
Hallo! Ron-san
Thank you as always for your information!

http://bit.ly/3fISkhd (Ron-san's audio on Jul 18. 0935- UTC. Sat.)
The contents of “Touch! Global Headlines" via VOH, Headlines 1 - 4 in your audio are described in the links below.

https://bit.ly/30qEMk7 (On air by EBS-FM on Jul 7. Tue.)
The contents are extracted below.

HEADLINE 1 :
Countries around the world are seeing spikes in new COVID-19 infections.

HEADLINE 2 :
Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a case of the highly contagious bubonic plague was reported.

HEADLINE 3 :
Luis Abinader has claimed victory in the Dominican Republic's presidential race, putting an end to 16 years in power of the ruling party.

HEADLINE 4 :
Israel has carried out fresh air raids on the Gaza Strip targeting a position belonging to Hamas.

Amano
Saitama, Japan



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Jul 21 (Tue), 2020 11:46 UTC No.4642
Thanks to Ron Howard and Amano !!


-1140-
3205kHz No signal
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, //3250kHz 3959kHz etc..
3480kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of the People, // 3910kHz 3930kHz 4450kHz 6520kHz 6600kHz
3990kHz SOUTH KOREA, Echo of Hope, // 4885kHz 6000kHz 6250kHz 9100kHz

-1147-
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation..



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Jul 24 (Fri), 2020 04:56 UTC No.4643
Sorry, I'll be away for a few days because I have to do some urgent work.

Thanks & FB DXing to all !!



Re: Language lessons - please note new program via VOH (Korea) - Ron Howard Jul 26 (Sun), 2020 16:47 UTC No.4644
CHINA. 9630 // 11630, CNR17, on July 26 (Sunday), at 1233. The weekend schedule for
their half hour language lesson; started with usual multi-language intro ("Hi, Hello, Nǐ hǎo
[Chinese for "Hello"], How are you?," etc.); Russian lesson with repeating of words; as
usual the whistling/humming was again present in the background. Today, 11630 was
the better frequency.
     
KOREA SOUTH. 9100, Echo of Hope - VOH, on July 26 (Sunday):

Heard at 1146, during a time when they normally have a half hour English language lesson
(1130-1200); I tuned in to hear a completely new and different language lesson in English
already in progress; reading from "Harry Potter and the Magician's Stone" (chapter one)
and with Korean.

My audio is at http://bit.ly/3g8BJ6Y , for 1151 reception:  

"And finally, bird-watchers everywhere have reported that the nation's owls have been behaving
very unusually today. Although owls normally hunt at night and are hardly ever seen in daylight,
there have been hundreds of sightings of these birds flying in every direction since sunrise. Experts
are unable to explain why the owls have suddenly changed their sleeping pattern." The newscaster
allowed himself a grin. "Most mysterious. And now, over to Jim McGuffin with the weather. Going to
be any more showers of owls tonight, Jim?" "Well, Ted," said the weatherman, "I don't know about
that, but it's not only the owls that have been acting oddly today. Viewers as far apart as Kent,
Yorkshire, and Dundee have been phoning in to tell me that instead of the rain I promised yesterday,
they've had a downpour of shooting stars! Maybe people have been celebrating Bonfire Night early,
it's not until next week, folks!"  

Needs more monitoring to try to catch the beginning of these lessons, to perhaps hear a program name?

BTW - July 26 (Sunday), from 1331 to 1351, heard 9100 with the news program called "Touch! Global
Headlines," in English and Korean; good reception; as it was the weekend, the program was a repeat
of a show aired earlier last week. My audio is at http://bit.ly/2WYFwfp .

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1250-1300, on July 24 (Friday). Time for another two 5 minute
editions of "Learning English with BBC, Burmese," which are aired Wed. & Fri. during this time period;
first show presented by Tom and Tim, while second show was with Tom and Rob; saying "to much
social media has a negative effect on health," etc.; both programs were fairly readable.  
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Jul 27 (Mon), 2020 06:54 UTC No.4645
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0645-
9410kHz TAIWAN, Fu Hsing BS, // 9774kHz 15375kHz 3FRQs


Some frequencies of CHINA-DRM are changed to xHE-AAC codec.
------------------------------------------------------------
9655kHz ---> No change
11995kHz ---> xHE-AAC (old: HE-AAC)
13810kHz ---> No change
13825kHz ---> No change
17770kHz ---> xHE-AAC (old: HE-AAC)
17830kHz No signal
------------------------------------------------------------
... Other frequencies are under investigation.
Eventually, all Chinese DRM broadcasts may become xHE-ACC codecs.
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/DRMBBS/?res:991


-0700-
3910kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of the People, // 3480kHz 6520kHz
3985kHz SOUTH KOREA, Echo of Hope, // 5995kHz 6350kHz

-0737-
6040kHz UNID strong signal, test tone signal once... c/off, who ?



-2113-
3480kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of the People, // 3910kHz 3930kHz 4450kHz 6520kHz 6600kHz
3985kHz SOUTH KOREA, Echo of Hope, // 4880kHz 5995kHz 6245kHz 6350kHz 9095kHz

6080kHz CHINA, Firedrake jammer (NOT CNR-1)
7530kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of the Martyrs
7590kHz SOUTH KOREA, North Korea Reform Radio



Re: Korea update - Please note Voice of Freedom changes - Ron Howard Jul 28 (Tue), 2020 14:17 UTC No.4646

KOREA NORTH/SOUTH. July 27 (Monday) observed frequencies:

VOP: 3480 (best reception here) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1115.

VOH: 3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // // 6350 // 9095, at 1128, with the usual English language
lesson, mostly in Korean (not the new program heard yesterday [Sunday] of the Harry Potter
story being read, so that must only be on during the weekend from about 1130 to 1200?)

Voice of Freedom, on 6045 kHz., completely blocked by super strong white noise jamming from
N. Korea, at 1123, BUT on

July 28 (Tuesday) - A major change happened today; strong jamming moved away from 6045 (why?),
leaving VOF in the clear (very good news!), but now that jamming has returned to former 6135, which
today killed any chance for reception of Madagascar, which I had recently been enjoying. VOF (6045)
noted from 1213 to 1234, in Korean with a nice program about the Beach Boys and played many of their
songs ("Surfin' USA," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Good Vibrations," "Kokomo" and "God Only Knows"). My
audio (edited out most of the music) is at http://bit.ly/2CYjXF1 .  

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Jul 28 (Tue), 2020 21:22 UTC No.4647
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU ! Thanks for your FB monitor !!

>6045kHz
Yes, I also listened a little yesterday. Jamming to 6135kHz seems pointless..? :-)


-2100-
6045kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, + Pips jammer(weak signal)
** I didn't hear any jamming yesterday.
6135kHz CHINA, CNR-1, (Jamming signal is much stronger than jamming..)
** Thanks Ron ! I could not notice..

-2125-
7530kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of the Martyrs, (No jammer)
7590kHz SOUTH KOREA, North Korea Reform Radio, (heavy jamming today.)

-2128-
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, bad modulation
3250kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, fair signal, //3959kHz etc.
3320kHz NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang BS, // 6400kHz




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: 5920kHz, 4750kHz etc.. - XYZ Jul 30 (Thu), 2020 11:58 UTC No.4648
Note;

-1155-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS DRM test, see also : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/DRMBBS/?res:996#1002
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, QSYed from 6045kHz

-1242-
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, // 3250kHz 3959kHz etc..
3320kHz NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang BS, //6400kHz
3945kHz (tent.)VANUATU, weak signal, (also weak signal on 7890kHz)
3970kHz NORTH KOREA, Echo of Unification, // 5905kHz 6250kHz
4750kHz CHINA off the air ?, Bangladesh only

5920kHz Pips Jammer (vs Shiokaze ?)
6045kHz Noise Jammer

7260kHz CHINA, Xinjiang PBS, (MNB still off air)
7340kHz SOUTH KOREA, National Unification Bro., (QRM of CHINA Xinjiang)
7420kHz CHINA, Nei-Menggu PBS, Spurious still not fixed : 7408-7412-7416-[7420kHz]-7424 ...


-1258-
4750kHz CHINA, CNR-1, backed... Bangladesh completely covered...




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Jul 31 (Fri), 2020 09:19 UTC No.4649
Note;

-0857-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS DRM, 9kHz width, "Dream Test" 21.72kbps Mono
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, // (3205kHz) 3250kHz 3959kHz etc..
3320kHz Pyongyang BS, // 6400kHz
3945kHz (tent.)VANUATU, weak signal also 7890kHz weak signal
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz (tent.)AUSTRALIA, Radio 4KZ, weak signal

-0905-
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, No jammer

6030kHz CHINA, CNR-1 DRM, 9kHz width, 23.62kbps Stereo
9655kHz CHINA, CNR-1 DRM, 10kHz width, 14.56kbps Mono
11995kHz CHINA, CNR-1 DRM, 10kHz width, 11.64kbps Mono, xHE-AAC
13810kHz CHINA, CNR-1 DRM, 10kHz width, 14.56kbps Mono

-0938-
9240kHz NUMBERS, in Spanish, maybe Cuban station



Re: Voice of Freedom - Ron Howard Jul 31 (Fri), 2020 19:56 UTC No.4650
KOREA SOUTH. Moved back to alternate 5920, Voice of Freedom; checking on VOF programs from 
0948 to 1101, on July 31 (Friday). Super jamming fortunately still up on ex: 6045 today.

Programs heard today (weekday) conform to Amano's excellent program schedule at -  
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4586 .  

0948: Program SA given at the end of "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity,
to the future)
   
0950: "Ulideul-e Cheongchun-ilgi"  (Our youth diary) - radio drama - My audio is at
http://bit.ly/39HevCo .

1000: "Aneun geos-i him-ida"  (Knowing is power) - theme song “See Ya“ sung by Atomic Kitten - 
My audio is at http://bit.ly/2Pa3kbS .

1030: "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu) -  My audio is at http://bit.ly/30lyWlr .

1100: "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea) -  My audio is at http://bit.ly/2Pec016 .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 01 (Sat), 2020 00:03 UTC No.4652
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


[July 31]
-2330-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS DRM, see also : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/DRMBBS/?res:996#1004
** TNX Hiroshi : http://drm.mediacat-blog.jp/e139935.html
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, // 3250kHz 3920kHz 3959kHz 6100kHz 9665kHz 11680kHz(QRM:China)

5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, +Pips jammer


[Aug 01]
-0000-
18040kHz TAIWAN, NUMBERS, V13 Xingxing BS, *0000-



-0940-
3260kHz PNG, NBC-Madang
3325kHz PNG, NBC-Bougainville
3945kHz VANUATU, (and 7890kHz both weak signal)
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation..
5055kHz AUSTRALIA, Radio 4KZ
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, SJ at -0946-, QRM of OTHR




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Voice of Strait - Ron Howard Aug 01 (Sat), 2020 14:35 UTC No.4654
From 2019:

> ** CHINA. 4900 // 4940, Voice of Strait. What is happening with VOS? Significant anomaly on
> Aug 26, 2019. What normally happens 1200-1255 is that they are not in //, but today they were!
> In the past always observed // from 1055 to 1200 and from 1255 to 1300, otherwise they were
> not //, but today // 1203-1303 the whole time; 1203-1255, non-stop music; 1255-1300, the usual
> Strait Fishery Meteorology report (Channel fishery weather); 1300, usual time pips, Beijing time,
> announcer briefly in Chinese and went to playing Chinese opera music. A one day event or some
> type of test? (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long wire, WOR iog
> via DXLD)

Today, Saturday - August 1

At 1111 UT, was very surprised to find 4900 and 4940 kHz. (VOS) NOT //, when normally they are.
Is this an annual event in August?

At 1204 and 1243, found 4900 and 4940 kHz. clearly //. Normally not // during this time period.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Aug 02 (Sun), 2020 01:30 UTC No.4655
BANGLADESH. 4750, Bangladesh Betar - Home Service, 1300-1305, on Aug 1. News in Bangla; 
another strange day with no CNR1, nor VOI QRM. My local sunrise was at 1314 UT and Dhaka 
sunset was at 1240 UT, making for decent greyline reception. Wonder whatever happened to
their External Service SW transmitters that were formerly on 7250, 9455, 15105, etc.?
 
CHINA. 9630 // 11630, CNR17, on Aug 1 (Saturday), at 1233. The weekend schedule for their
half hour language lesson; started with usual multi-language intro ("Hi, Hello, Nǐ hǎo
[Chinese for "Hello"], How are you?," etc.); lesson in Russian with repeating of words;
as usual the whistling/humming was again present in the background; almost fair reception.

KOREA NORTH[non]. 6040, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze at 1324, on Aug 1, with the usual sound of an 
emergency siren. Strong pulsating pips jamming already here; // 6165, where it was stronger
than CNR6 also on frequency, but N. Korea jamming was very faint here; scheduled 1300-1400.

Per Hiroshi, the change of frequencies happened July 30. He also noted Shiokaze:

1405-1435 on 6090 // 7325
1600-1700 on 5920 // 5980.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, at 1114, on Aug 1. Continues to have fair reception,
with no jamming. Super jamming continues to remain up on ex: 6045.

9095, Echo of Hope - VOH, on Aug 1 (Saturday), from 1125 to 1155. Weekend schedule with another
installment of reading in English from "Harry Potter and the Magician's Stone," still in chapter
one, along with being in Korean. Later, at 1334, with "Touch! Global Headlines," in English and
Korean. Good reception. 

MADAGASCAR. 6135, Radio Madagasikara, 1338, on Aug 1. Back on July 29 (1309-1338) first noted 
this station with transmitter problems, as was still being heard here today; transmitter on
for several minutes then off for a minute or two, then back on again (over and over again);
via long path with decent reception around my local sunrise. The N. Korea super jamming that
was heard here on July 28 was just a one day only anomaly, before returning to 6045 on July 29.  

VANUATU. 3945, Radio Vanuatu, 1104-1105, on Aug 1. National Anthem, followed by dead air (open
carrier); 1109, start of non-stop pop songs (Shania Twain - "From This Moment On," etc.); ham QRM.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 02 (Sun), 2020 12:58 UTC No.4656
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

My antenna is still broken, so I can only hear broadcasts with strong signals..:-(((

-1238-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS DRM, strong signal but cannot be displayed..
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, // 3250kHz 3959kHz etc..
3320kHz NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang BS, // 6400kHz
3945kHz/7890kHz both weak signal
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, No jammer yet but heavy QRM from OTHR
5970kHz CHINA, CNR-1 still here..., Gannan is covered and can't be heard..
6035kHz CHINA, Yunnan FM99, // http://m.qzsh.net/fm/?25yn-id-7.html
6040kHz Pips jammer
6045kHz Noise jammer
6200kHz CHINA, Voice of Jinling, http://www.vojs.cn/2014new/c/n/
** Unfortunately there is another Chinese station on the co-channel.




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Mauno Aug 02 (Sun), 2020 13:27 UTC No.4657
I happened to listen to VOA Korean and they played a Finnish song from II World War time. Could someone please explain briefly, what is said about the song after that?


4657.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 02 (Sun), 2020 13:45 UTC No.4658
Hi Mauno,

Sorry, I like "polka" but I didn't know this song..


"Säkkijärven polkka" : https://youtu.be/xrBLSmuhTSs




wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A4kkij%C3%A4rven_polkka





Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Mauno Aug 02 (Sun), 2020 15:28 UTC No.4659
Do you understand Korean, what does she say about it?



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: NBC Bougainville - Ron Howard Aug 02 (Sun), 2020 15:55 UTC No.4660
BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1255-1404, Aug 2 (Sunday). Above average reception, 
with no VOI QRM; SAs for "This is NBC" and "NBC National Radio"; 1255-1310, Christian sermon
in English; 1310+, in Pidgin with island music/songs; Coronavirus COVID-19 PSA - "washing hands
. . . call hotline number 1-800-200 . . . This is NBC" (news story of the toll free hotline:
http://bit.ly/2DpKWJq ). My audio at http://bit.ly/3k80mmG . At 0400, the PNG National Radio
Song (“In our land of a thousand tongues, brothers and sisters old and young, unite our hearts
so we feel as one . . . We pledge to stand together as one people, one nation, one country.
God bless Papua New Guinea. You and me now together as one. Sharing our faith, united as one,
one country . . . The time has come to stand together side by side, the time has come to pray
together, and God will be our guide. . . . Unite to be one people, one nation, one country -
PNG”); continuing to broadcast well past their former cut off time of about 1200*.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 02 (Sun), 2020 21:24 UTC No.4661
>Mauno
Why ask professional questions here ???
This is a note to DXers looking at this article, not to Mauno.
I can't understand Korean so I just left a hint. I also wrote down a URL of the wiki,
because I thought I was probably talking about World War II because it contained the word "Russia".

Is this something to do with "DX" ?

You should ask a specialized site that has a DXer that understands Korean.
I am busy and should not ask questions that waste my time :DD




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Mauno Aug 02 (Sun), 2020 22:07 UTC No.4662
Oh, I am sorry, that this forum is so strict in rules, it was just interesting to me. I wasn't asking just you, I thought there has been someone here, who understands Korean. I won't bother you again with any questions. How can I delete my messages? Good-bye Mr. XYZ



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 02 (Sun), 2020 22:52 UTC No.4663
Thanks Mauno.

There were many Korean DXers before, but the espionage law was enforced in Korea, and many DXers were
suppressed and left. My Korean DX friends were also treated badly, such as being treated as spy by
the Korean government. It seems that the South Korean government came to investigate, so the articles
they wrote erased almost everything.
I hope that the Korean government system will change and become a free country as soon as possible.
And I want many Korean DXers to come back...

BTW, I was providing information to WRTH about 40 years ago. I don't buy it since the 2011 edition
because I can't see much of it. In the 2011 version, some of the SA (station announcement) Romanize
I provided was used, but it was incorrect because of repeated transcription and transcription.
I can't even see it because I can't see it now, but if you still use that information, please fix it.

Now, I can't help because I'm an old man with poor eyesight, poor hearing, and memory problems :DD

(** Sorry, I'm not good English, so most of them are Google Translate.)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: China resumes DRM test, etc.. - XYZ Aug 03 (Mon), 2020 12:38 UTC No.4664
Note;

China resumes DRM test : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/DRMBBS/?res:991#1010

-1227-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, DRM test, 21.72kbps : Demodulation rate is very bad.
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom
15890kHz TAIWAN, NUMBERS, V13 Xingxing BS, H3E




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: xHE-ACC codec DRM test - XYZ Aug 05 (Wed), 2020 08:31 UTC No.4665
Note;

CHINA added more frequencies to the xHE-ACC codec transmission test.
See also (Hiroshi's Blog) : http://drm.mediacat-blog.jp/e139987.html
also : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/DRMBBS/?res:991#1013


-0833-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS DRM test, 9kHz width
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, No jammer
15440kHz CHINA, CNR-1 DRM, NEW frequency, xHE-ACC codec transmission test.

-0930-
15600kHz CHINA, CNR-1 DRM, NEW frequency, xHE-ACC codec transmission test.


-0938-
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, // 3250kHz 3959kHz etc..
3260kHz PNG, NBC-Madang
3320kHz NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang BS, // 6400kHz
3480kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of the People, // 3910kHz 3930kHz 4450kHz 6520kHz 6600kHz
3325kHz PNG, NBC-Bougainville
3945kHz VANUATU, weak signal, also 7890kHz
4885kHz SOUTH KOREA, Echo of Hope, // 3980kHz 5990kHz 6250kHz 6348kHz 9100kHz, English px.
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom





Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Bangladesh Betar - Ron Howard Aug 05 (Wed), 2020 14:20 UTC No.4666
BANGLADESH. 4750, Bangladesh Betar - External Service (formerly carried their 
Home Service); on Aug 5, noted the following:

1205 UT - Only CNR1 and assume a very faint Voice of Indonesia underneath (unusable).
1224 - Start of BB test tone.
1229 - BB IS.
1230 - Start of the BB External Service - with brief subcontinent music; unable to confirm in English,
as there were THREE stations present (BB, CNR1 and assume a faint VOI); all of which produced a
real mess here. Will take a better day than today to confirm the language.

Thanks very much for the timely alert from Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener (Germany), that the External
Service was active again. His observations are that the audio is still distorted, as the External Service
was in the past.  

Ron
California  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Korea - Ron Howard Aug 05 (Wed), 2020 14:24 UTC No.4667
KOREA SOUTH. 9100, Echo of Hope - VOH, 1235-1238, Aug 5. Dramatization of the early 
life of Obama; all in English. Reception as usual was very good. This station is 
certainly carrying more programs in English than they ever did in the past! My audio
is at http://bit.ly/31pUwUU .

Aug 3 (Monday), observed frequencies:

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1133; still clear of any jamming, which remains up on 
ex: 6045 (where I hope it stays!).

Voice of the People: 3480 (best reception here) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1128.

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, at 1124, with the start of the 
English language lesson.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: CHINA DRM test, etc.. - XYZ Aug 06 (Thu), 2020 01:36 UTC No.4668
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0127-
See also : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/DRMBBS/?res:991
CHINA DRM :
17770kHz
17790kHz
17830kHz
15180kHz
11995kHz





Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: CHINA DRM test, etc.. - XYZ Aug 08 (Sat), 2020 04:24 UTC No.4669
Thanks Hiroshi ! : http://drm.mediacat-blog.jp/e140014.html

[CHINA DRM - xHE-AAC Test]

Aug 07 :
------------------
0100-0300 12010
0300-0400 13805
0400-0704 15430
0704-0900 17790
------------------



..and thanks ZQ.Fan tweet ! : https://twitter.com/ZQFan1

Aug 08 :
12010kHz - 13665kHz - 15680kHz
------------------
0100-0300 12010
0300-0400 13665
0400-0700 15680
0700-0900 17
------------------



See also : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/DRMBBS/?res:991



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: 4557kHz Pyongyang, etc.. - XYZ Aug 08 (Sat), 2020 10:47 UTC No.4670
Note;

-1033-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS DRM, 9kHz width, poor Demodulation ..
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, // 3250kHz 3959kHz etc..
3260kHz (Madang ?) weak signal
3325kHz (Bougainville ?) weak signal
5020kHz SOLOMON


-1040-
5050kHz CHINA, BBR, in Chinese
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, + New type of jamming ? Noise jamming seems to be shaking.(?)
5945kHz NEW ZEALAND, good signal



-1520-
4557kHz NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang BS, // 3320kHz 6400kHz

-1538-
7140kHz ERITREA(tent.), (7180kHz No signal)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: V26 Morning TX, etc.. - XYZ Aug 09 (Sun), 2020 00:13 UTC No.4672
Note;

-0000-
5905kHz NORTH KOREA, Echo of Unification, -0002*
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, + pips jammer
6015kHz SOUTH KOREA, KBS, -0003* c/off
7345kHz CHINA, NUMBERS, V26, USB, Local morning broadcasts around 0000 may be regular.
** see also : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/SPYnumBBS/?res:3
** -0010*(around)


-0100-
12010kHz CHINA, xHE-AAC Codec DRM test, non-stop music(NOT CNR-1), TNX Perseus server via Australia.

-0405-
15745kHz CHINA, xHE-AAC Codec DRM test, TNX Perseus server via JA4ICR/JAPAN



-0918-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, DRM test, KCBS Pyongyang
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, // 3250kHz 3959kHz 3984vkHz etc..
3260kHz (tent.)PNG, NBC-Madang, weak signal
3320kHz NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang BS, // 6400kHz 4557kHz(weak modulation)
3325kHz PNG, NBC-Bougainville
3945kHz VANUATU, // 7890kHz
5020kHz SOLOMON, (fair signal today)
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Hope, no jammer
5945kHz NEW ZEALAND, good signal

-0929-
7692kHz CHINA, NUMBERS, VC01 "Chinese Robot", USB
9410kHz TAIWAN, Fu Hsing BS, (9774kHz/15375kHz both off the air ?)
9980kHz CHINA CNR-1, jammer ?


http://drm.mediacat-blog.jp/e140051.html
Thanks Hiroshi. Today, it seems that Hiroshi had moved to the mountains and received it :-DD
----------------------
-0700 15745kHz
0700-0900 17790kHz
----------------------



-1145-
5875kHz THAILAND, -1145 Thai ?, 1145- Burmase
6035kHz CHINA, Yunnan FM99, http://m.qzsh.net/fm/?25yn-id-7.html
6255kHz CHINA, CNR-1
7906kHz VIETNAM, Meteorological Forecastin station, in Vietnamese, USB
** see also : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/weatherBBS/?res:5



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - sat_dxer Aug 09 (Sun), 2020 13:45 UTC No.4673
Don't know if you have or do any VLF listing?

22.2kHz NDT/JJI Ebino JPN until fade out at 1300z 9 Aug /20



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 09 (Sun), 2020 14:16 UTC No.4674
Hi sat_dxer,

Signals for submarines ? I will investigate.


add;

For PERSEUS userlist ...but A10 : http://kagura.pop.tc/radio/userlist.txt
** WEBSITE (in Japanese) : http://kagura.pop.tc/radio/list.html

also WEBSITE in Japanese : http://etoysbox.jp/Memo/4.2_VLF_LF_receiving/E-S-U-VLF_stations.html
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ebino transmitting station (identification code "JJI")
Ebino Base (JMSDF)
QTH : Miyazaki Prefecture Ebino City Daimeiji Ropponghara
Frequency : 22.2kHz
Output : 500W
Eight steel towers are arranged at intervals of 550 m, and an inverted
L-shaped antenna having a length of 1650 m is extended.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - sat_dxer Aug 09 (Sun), 2020 14:53 UTC No.4675
Thanks for those VLF web links can use google translate to read page in EE 
As the daylight will shorten into Fall more will appear from across the Pacific, maybe a few out of Russia



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 10 (Mon), 2020 00:31 UTC No.4676
Note;

-0020-
12005kHz UNID ?, // 12095kHz 11730kHz, in Chinese ? NOT // CNR-1
** https://youtu.be/wqxaMdTyrjs



Taiwan's SOH is broadcasting on many new frequencies, and there are many jamming CNR-1s against it.





Re: VOH - Japanese language lesson? - Ron Howard Aug 10 (Mon), 2020 20:37 UTC No.4677
Hi Komatsubara, 

Can you please tell me if the following is a Japanese language lesson or what is it?

Korea - Echo of Hope - VOH: 9105 kHz., 1248-1255 UT on Aug 10 (Monday). Seemed to be
a Japanese language lesson? My audio is at http://bit.ly/2DRe64x .

VOH - 9105, at 1236, on Aug 10; dramatization of the early life of Bill Gates; all in English.
My audio is at http://bit.ly/2XLDMGT .

Monday - Aug 10:

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 (underneath a strong CNR1) // 6350 // 9105, at 1213.

Voice of the People: 3480 // 3910 // 3935 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1217.

Voice of Freedom: 5920, fair-good reception with no jamming, at 1219; super jamming still up on ex 6045.

Thank you very much!!!

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 10 (Mon), 2020 21:08 UTC No.4678
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU,

This recording is not in Japanese. Since it says "Namaste" at the end, is it an Indian word (Sanskrit language) ?
Sorry, I didn't understand..



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Aug 10 (Mon), 2020 21:20 UTC No.4679
Thank you for checking! Was not sure what it was. Seemed maybe a language lesson?



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 10 (Mon), 2020 21:32 UTC No.4680
It's EBS Radio's 'Easy English' time, but it's not English. 
What kind of program is it ... ?



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 11 (Tue), 2020 07:14 UTC No.4681
Note;

-0705-
11650kHz 11740kHz 11810kHz 17640kHz UNID, New type ? or Transmitter trouble ??
https://youtu.be/i2R9fc3Z7HQ


same as : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4676
https://youtu.be/wqxaMdTyrjs


... The frequency of the same program (parallel) is not found around here.

-0758* s/off, c/off


-0800-
12025kHz CHINA, CNR-1, unlisted..

-0804-
3480kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of the People, // 3910kHz 3935kHz 4450kHz 6520kHz 6600kHz
3985kHz SOUTH KOREA, Echo of Hope, // 4890kHz 5995kHz 6255kHz 6350kHz 9105kHz

-0822-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS DRM, 'Dream Test', 9kHz width 21.72kbps AAC+ Mono
5020kHz SOLOMON
5805kHz Marker ?,'---'
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom

-0833-
15620kHz BBC-WS DRM, (Singapore), TNX PERSEUS server JA4ICR/JAPAN


-0915-
11735kHz 12025kHz (maybe around *0900-) UNID, same as https://youtu.be/i2R9fc3Z7HQ
** I confirmed parallel with CNR-1, but there is some delay. // 12045kHz



-0933-
3260kHz PNG, NBC-Madang, // 3325kHz NBC-Bougainville
3945kHz VANUATU, // 7890kHz both weak signal
5055kHz AUSTRALIA, Radio 4KZ
5945kHz NEW ZEALAND, good signal
6045kHz Noise jammer still here..


-1112-
11965kHz(RQM:Guam) 11815kHz(QRM:NHK) 12030kHz UNID same as : https://youtu.be/i2R9fc3Z7HQ


Data Time (UTC) Frequency (kHz)
---------------------------------------------------
Aug 10 -0020- 11730/ 12005/ 12095
Aug 11 -0705-0758* 11650/ 11740/ 11810/ 17640
-0910- 11735/ 12025
1000-1100 --- Didn't monitor ---
-1115- 11815/ 11965/ 12030
---------------------------------------------------
** It seems that CNR-1 (Voice of China) programs are being broadcast by transmission from China.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - sat_dxer Aug 11 (Tue), 2020 12:31 UTC No.4682
TP 1566kHz FEBC HLAZ  KK/music audio 1229z  11 Aug /20 



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - sat_dxer Aug 11 (Tue), 2020 12:43 UTC No.4683
 Sorry on the earlier report of TP 1566kHz FEBC HLAZ in what appears to be JJ audio 1240z 11 Aug /20 good signal some fade from Korea 



Re: VOH - XYZ Aug 11 (Tue), 2020 12:52 UTC No.4684
Thanks sat_dxer!


>Ron
-1245-
4890kHz VOH, It seems that they are doing exercises like gymnastic exercises. (Yoga ? Breathing rhythm ??)
This is not a language lesson program.
-1255, 1255- Music, No 'Namaste' today.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 11 (Tue), 2020 13:50 UTC No.4685
-1345-
11770kHz 11860kHz CHINA, UNID mode CNR-1




Data Time (UTC) Frequency (kHz)
---------------------------------------------------
Aug 10 -0020- 11730/ 12005/ 12095
Aug 11 -0705-0758* 11650/ 11740/ 11810/ 17640
-0910- 11735/ 12025
1000-1100 --- Didn't monitor ---
-1115- 11815/ 11965/ 12030
-1345- 11770/ 11860
---------------------------------------------------
** It seems that CNR-1 (Voice of China) programs are being broadcast by transmission from China.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: UNID Mode CNR-1, etc.. - XYZ Aug 12 (Wed), 2020 07:56 UTC No.4687
Note;

-0744-
11650kHz 11740kHz 11810kHz 17640kHz CHINA CNR-1, UNID mode


Unknown mode CNR-1 are broadcasting every day.
It seems that these have a schedule.
It may be a test because it is not an officially registered frequency (HFCC).


Expected Broadcast Schedule:

Time (UTC) Frequency (kHz)
---------------------------------------------------
0000-0100 11730/ 12005/ 12095

0700-0800 11650/ 11740/ 11810/ 17640
0800-0900 Not found
0900-1000 11735/ 12025
1000-1100
1100-1200 11815/ 11965/ 12030
1200-1300
1300-1400 11770/ 11860
1400-1500

---------------------------------------------------
** investigating.
** It seems that CNR-1 (Voice of China) programs are being broadcast by transmission from China.




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 12 (Wed), 2020 08:46 UTC No.4689
ote;

-0837- ** TNX Perseus server JA4ICR/JAPAN.
7692kHz CHINA, VC01, NUMBERS, USB
9410kHz TAIWAN, Fu Hsing BS, // 15375kHz (9774kHz off the air)

11695kHz (still off air)
11995kHz CHINA, CNR DRM (xHE-AAC), ID: 1 , CNR-1 px
13810kHz CHINA, CNR DRM
13825kHz CHINA, CNR DRM
15620kHz BBC DRM, +Data
17770kHz CHINA, CNR DRM (xHE-AAC), ID: 3ED, CNR-1 px
17790kHz CHINA, CNR DRM (xHE-AAC), ID: 3F9, Music


-0848-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS DRM
4890kHz SOUTH KOREA, Echo of Hope, Healthy gymnastics? ? with BGM、'NAMASUTE' at -0855-
5020kHz SOLOMON, weak modulation

-0857-
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, +weak jammer

-0900-
11735kHz 12025kHz CHINA, UNID mode CNR-1, (maybe *0900-0958*)

-0907-
5141.5kHz NORTH KOREA, NUMBERS, V28, AM, female real voice, -0911 c/off




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Aug 13 (Thu), 2020 18:02 UTC No.4691
Aug 13 (Thursday)

China still with Voice of Strait being // at 1242, on both 4900 // 4940 kHz. So the anomaly continues
throughout August? Normally 1200+ should not be //.

CNR17 (9630 // 11630), heard on a weekday from 1518 to 1529, with a Russian language lesson.

Korea, on 9105 kHz., with Echo of Hope - VOH, from first noted at 1237 all the way through last check
at 1510, without any audio at all, just a strong open carrier being heard during random checking; all the
other VOH frequencies noted with normal audio (3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350).

Shiokaze (6040 // 6165 [CNR6 QRM]) this Thursday didn't have English as usual, but was in Japanese;
both frequencies jammed.

Radio Vanuatu (3945) still being heard at 1348 & 1402, with the song "You Are The Only One" sung at both
times. Seems RV is only being heard on 3945 and their harmonics.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Aug 17 (Mon), 2020 22:28 UTC No.4692
Sorry, When I was practicing dance with my wife, I hurt my back again and had a rest. 
I am still taking a rest... :-(((

** I like K-pops dance :D


https://youtu.be/wZLk7pPNa7U






Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Aug 18 (Tue), 2020 19:56 UTC No.4693
KOREA SOUTH. Aug 17 (Monday) observed frequencies; for detailed frequencies, please see
Wolfie's posting at WOR iog, under "Korea - VOH with more language lessons?" on Aug 18.

VOP: 3480 // 3915 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1400 UT.

VOH: 3990 // 4885 // 6000 // 6250 (mixing with N. Korea's Echo of Unification, which was // 5905)
// 6355 // 9100, at 1344 UT; in progress with the news in English and Korean ("Touch! Global Headlines" -
today's EBS's [Educational Broadcasting System] news items shown at - http://bit.ly/3kUvOFh and
were originally broadcast on Aug 3).
 
Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1356 UT, in the clear with fair to good reception; super jamming still up on 6045.

Aug 18. On 9100, a first for me to hear Echo of Hope - VOH, with 0500* UT, going off after the instrumental
version of "The Sound of Silence."

SWAZILAND. 6025, TWR Africa, 1457 UT, Aug 17. Religious program in English; 1501, T.W.R. ID and into
vernacular; weak, via long path.  

TIBET. 6130, Xizang PBS via Lhasa, 1342 UT, Aug 17. Another day with nice clear reception; again // 6200.
Laos certainly seems off the air here; if they were broadcasting, I'm sure I would have some trace of
another station here, but it is only Tibet.  

VANUATU. 11835 (third harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, 0233-0533 UT, Aug 18. Highlights:

0233-0328: The French hour; mostly very nice pop French songs and ballads; mostly poor reception
this early.

0328-0431: The English Hour; starts with local Vanuatu weather; goes into segment from "Pacific Beat"
(ABC RA); interesting item:

"A Chinese ambassador causes a stir for walking on the backs of people who are welcoming him to his
new job in their country [Kiribati] - but for the locals it is a sign of respect." [Picture and story at "Pacific
Beat" - http://bit.ly/2E3ShPA ]

Pop songs; 0422, RV local segment "In The Studio," with phoned in interview with one of the students
returning to Vanuatu from Samoa, who is currently in the process of undergoing 14 days of quarantine
and he tells of his experience under quarantine. The English Hour is mostly readable and I find it very
entertaining and informative.

0431+: Programming all in Bislama; many calls from the various provinces to report about last month's
Independence Day celebrations; many words in English, so easy to follow the general content. Good
number of "Radio Vanuatu, Vois Blong Yumi" SAs.
   
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
Etón E1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Check for Radio Mali on 5995 kHz. - Ron Howard Aug 19 (Wed), 2020 01:10 UTC No.4694
 
There has been a military takeover!

"There are also reports of heavy military presence near the radio station
and the airport."  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udj2cgj9BiY  

Ron



Re: Check for Radio Mali on 5995 kHz. - Ron Howard Aug 21 (Fri), 2020 02:15 UTC No.4695
Aug 20:

Mali (5995) started *0551 UT, with African music/singing; non-stop music till tuned out at 0627. No announcements.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Voice of Indonesia - Ron Howard Aug 22 (Sat), 2020 19:55 UTC No.4696
Always nice to hear Voice of Indonesia (3325), via Palangkaraya with some audio. From 1256 to 1404 UT;
surprised to find NBC Bougainville off the air and nice to have VOI with decent audio, although only able to
make out bits and pieces; tuned into filler instrumental music; 1300-1400, in English; news; promo for
Indonesia's Independence (their Independence Day was on the 17th); "Today in History" item seemed to
be about the Japanese in Indonesia publicly surrendered on August 22, 1945, etc.; musical selections;
1400, into Indonesian; unable to hear // 4749.95, via Cimanggis/Jakarta, due to China and Bangladesh
strong QRM there. Listening at Asilomar State Beach (Calif., USA), with my CR-1 and simple antenna of
30m of wire strung out along the top of a fence next to where I park.

Ron



Re: Voice of Freedom - new COVID-19 program (Sunday only) - Ron Howard Aug 23 (Sun), 2020 13:34 UTC No.4697
KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 1155-1200, Aug 23 (Sunday). Thanks very much to 
Amano (Japan) for the tip that VOF has a new COVID-19 program; Sunday only; "Kolona-Ilgu
Yebang ..." (COVID-19 Prevention ...); reception fair. My audio is at http://bit.ly/32mwwm2 .  

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire   



Re: Voice of Freedom - new COVID-19 program (Sunday only) - Amano Aug 24 (Mon), 2020 07:40 UTC No.4698
Nice reception! Ron-san

I was able to decipher the program name with Ron-san’s audio!
http://bit.ly/32mwwm2

00:08-00:17
Korean : 「진실의소리, 희망의소리, 자유의소리방송에서보내드리는, 코로나19예방대책입니다.」
Korean reading : “Jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, Jayu-e soli bangsong-eseo bonaedeulineun, Kolona-ilgu yebang daechaeg-ibnida.“
ln English : “This is ’COVID-19 Prevention Measures’ sent by voice of truth, voice of hope, and Voice of Freedom Broadcasting.“

Program name is
Korean : 코로나19예방대책
Korean reading : Kolona-ilgu yebang daechaeg
In English : COVID-19 Prevention Measures

Airtime (5 minutes program, Sunday in Korean time only) is
1955-2000 UTC on Sat.
2255-2300 UTC on Sat.
0255-0300 UTC on Sun.
1155-1200 UTC on Sun.

The broadcast is Resting Heart, "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" only on Saturday in Korean time.

Amano
Saitama, Japan



Re: China - Voice of Strait ends their English program "Focus On China" - Ron Howard Aug 29 (Sat), 2020 19:44 UTC No.4699

CHINA. 4940, Voice of Strait. It was back in 2005 that I first started to enjoy the weekend
programs in English of "Focus On China" that were aired by VOS; over the years, have
always found them to be very entertaining. On Aug 29 (Saturday), I found the second
weekend in a row with no "Focus On China." Normally there would be two shows on
Saturday and Sunday (*0940-0955 and 1430-1455 UT). Thought perhaps there was a
change in scheduling, but not so. Went to the VOS website for their program schedule
( http://www.vos.com.cn/about/program.shtml ) and saw that the programs had clearly
been dropped.

I will certainly miss hearing these shows, as they were the only chance to hear English IDs -
"Focus on China, in Voice of Strait Broadcasting Station . . . Fresh, dynamic, professional,
profound, explore Chinese culture . . . You are now listening to Focus on China." Here is one
of their typical programs I recorded back in Nov 2014 - https://app.box.com/s/1w3yr6o8gx8ks7tq23qc .
Back then they IDed as “This is the Voice of Taiwan Strait News Radio” and ended the program
by giving their local address.

Ron
California    



Re: China - Voice of Strait ends their English program "Focus On China" - Ron Howard Aug 31 (Mon), 2020 09:20 UTC No.4700
- - - - - - The following was posted to WOR iog (Aug 30). Thanks very much to 
Takahito Akabayashi for this additional helpful information. Ron (California).

This may be due to their program changes on August 1.
According to Chinese information site https://cahcn.github.io/ , Voice of Straight
changed their programs and frequencies on August 1. They now broadcast 3 programs
instead of former 5 programs. The program contents were also changed.

News Program   666kHz 4940kHz 90.6MHz(Fuchou)

Amoy Program   783kHz 4900kHz 97.9MHz(Amoy)

Culture and Life Program  99.6MHz(Fuchou)

Takahito Akabayashi
Tokyo, Japan



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Sep 02 (Wed), 2020 16:28 UTC No.4701
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS, 1110-1132* UT, Sept 2. Announcers and some pop songs; by 1130, 
was able to confirm was in English, but only a word or two made out; very poor, with slowly
improving signal; their usual format. PBS Yunnan relay of FM99 doesn't start here till later,
so no QRM.  

BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, NBC Bougainville, 1132-1220 UT, Sept 2. Pop songs; 1202-1207,
news in English (not very readable); during this time, no VOI QRM, but 1300+ both were
mixing together to produce a mess (both unusable).

KOREA SOUTH. This week's changes noted Sept 2 - Wed. (didn't check on Mon or Tue):

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3980 (thanks to Lucio Otavio Bobrowiec, who has already reported this
in WOR iog!) // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 (mixing with N. Korea's Echo of Unification, which was //
5905) // 6348 // 9100 (extremely weak; normally very strong), at 1229 UT, with historical
dramatization in English about the Civil War and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation; as usual
had fair to good reception on 4885 (my audio is at http://bit.ly/3hVPAhQ ).

Voice of the People: 3475 (good reception) // 3905 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1221 UT.

Voice of Freedom: 5920, at 1337 UT, mixing very badly with Shiokaze (yes, their first day back
here and yet another terrible frequency assignment; ex 6040 [N. Korea still jamming there] and
also heard Shiokaze // 6070, fair with no jamming yet; ex 6165). Super jamming still up on former
OF frequency of 6045.

MADAGASCAR. 6135, Radio Madagasikara, 1400+ UT, Sept 2. Another day with decent reception
for their late afternoon transmission; whereas their morning broadcast (0430+ UT) is only on the air
erratically and seems to be off the air more than they are on during that time period.  

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Korea - Ron Howard Sep 07 (Mon), 2020 14:26 UTC No.4702
KOREA SOUTH. Observed frequencies on Sept 7 (Monday), with NO CHANGES from those noted last Wednesday (Sept 2):

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 (mixing with N. Korea's Echo of Unification, which was // 5905)
// 6348 // 9100, at 1227, with historical dramatization in English about President Lincoln; very readable reception
on 9100 (my audio is at http://bit.ly/333x7JL ).

Voice of the People: 3475 (good reception) // 3905 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1055.

Voice of Freedom: 5920, at 1058, with fair reception (no jamming nor QRM). Super jamming still up on ex 6045.
BTW - Sunday only (Sept 6), from 1155 to 1200, VOF still airing their COVID-19 program. My audio is at
http://bit.ly/3lVWLZD .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Voice of Indonesia - Ron Howard Sep 13 (Sun), 2020 16:43 UTC No.4703
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, 1102+, Sept 13. An unusual day here,
as NBC Bougainville was off the air and VOI actually had audio at a very respectable level; tuned
in to hear Chinese; Japanese was after 1200+; English segment was 1300-1400; news (ex-PMs
Tony Blair and John Major item about Brexit; Russian elections being held now; etc.); ended the
news with the distinctive patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila" (aka: "Mars Pancasila"), which was
composed by Sudharnoto (who for a time worked at RRI Jakarta), with lyrics about the loyalty of all
Indonesian people to Pancasila as the only ideology or philosophy of the Indonesian nation (studio
quality recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBNIsIo8OLQ ). It was last Sept. that I last
heard VOI play this song, so was a special treat today; "Spotlight," with item about Jakarta enforcing
steps to prevent COVID-19; "Today in History" (Sept 13, 2007 - UN Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples; Sept 13, 2008 - series of bombings in New Delhi; etc.); "Indonesia Today,"
about "National Sports Day"; segments "Indonesian Wonders" & "Music Corner"; multi-language PSA
("Together we can beat the coronavirus"); 1400 - my audio of the intro into Bahasa Indonesia is at
http://bit.ly/3imYoxg . By 1400, the reception was mostly fair.

An unusual day also on // 4749.95, via Cimanggis/Jakarta, as I was able to hear this frequency the
whole time due to there only being light CNR1 (China) QRM and today Bangladesh was clearly off
the air (1229+), making for a very rare day with both frequencies doing well. A most enjoyable reception,
but why can they not broadcast like this every day on 3325?  

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Sep 15 (Tue), 2020 01:43 UTC No.4704
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, on Sept 14, at 1410. For the 
second consecutive day, heard with audio at a listenable level, which is very unusual for
VOI, which normally has very low audio; at the end of the news in Bahasa Indonesia,
played the patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila" (aka: "Mars Pancasila"). Can we expect
a third day with more enjoyable audio? While // 4749.95, via Cimanggis/Jakarta, was not
heard as well today as yesterday, due to the return of Bangladesh, along with the normal
CNR1 QRM.  

KOREA SOUTH. Frequencies for this week; observed Monday (Sept 14):

VOP: 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1341.

VOH: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6250 (whereas 6255 continues to be strongly jammed by CNR1,
against an assumed UNID station) // 6350 // 9100, at 1345, with "Touch! Global Headlines," in
English and Korean.

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1354, continues to have strong QRM from Shiokaze (13-14); while
the N. Korea white noise super jamming is still up on ex 6045.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1309-1319, Sept 11 (Friday). Time for another two 5 minute
editions of "Learning English with BBC, Burmese"; today with repeat shows that I heard a long
time ago; about hypnotism helping to quit smoking and overcome fear of flying.

VANUATU. 11835 (third harmonic), Sept 14 (Monday), with random checking from 0334 to last
check at 0534, found RV off the air; only CNR2 heard.

Sept 11, on 11835, RV, 0311-0330, heard a portion of their French Hour (0230-0330); 0330-0438,
in English; pop songs and "Inside the Studio" interview; 0404-0412, news (Vanuatu deputy speakers
of Parliament ask for pay raise; heavy rains cause landslides on a Vanuatu island; etc.); Vanuatu
weather; 0414-0438, "Pacific Beat," a ABC RA program (yesterday the Australian government
approved a supplemental budget for a loan to PNG, as the result of COVID-19 weakening the PNG
economy, etc.).

Sept 11, on 3945, RV, 1034-1104*; Elton John - "Sacrifice"; religious sermon in English and religious
music; went off with no ID nor NA. Since Aug 25, they no longer have any extended broadcasts past
1104+, with non-stop songs, as they did in the past.

VIETNAM. 6020, Voice of Vietnam, program 4 (ethnic minority languages service), 1455-1510, Sept 14.
Via Buon Ma Thuot, the capital city of Dac Lac Province; indigenous music/singing. Dac Lac province is
located in the Central Highlands and has many indigenous people there who are not ethnically Vietnamese.
VOV4 website (Google translation) http://goo.gl/j9p6e4 , where under "National Music" they have audio of
some of their indigenous songs.  
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire    



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Sep 15 (Tue), 2020 12:31 UTC No.4705
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

My back pain doesn't go away, so I'll go to the hospital again.



Re: Malaysia Day - September 16 - Ron Howard Sep 15 (Tue), 2020 16:23 UTC No.4706

Komatsubara Hiroyuki - Wish you a speedy recovery! Take care and get well soon. Warm regards, Ron     

Tomorrow (Sept 16), is celebrated as "Malaysia Day" (commemorating the establishment of the Malaysian
federation on the same date in 1963). So in anticipation of that, I was checking today (Sept 15) to hear how
reception was from Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.). Broadcasting not from Sarawak, but via Kajang, on the west
coast of the Malaysia peninsular, about 12 miles southeast of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Pleased to find fairly
good reception. My local sunrise was at 1350 UT.

1300-1400* UT, in vernacular; 1300-1312, RTM news; DJ playing pop songs; several times heard their station
slogan in English - "This station is now the ultimate power in the universe"; went off the air at the end of a
song with no announcements. My audio is at http://bit.ly/3kilVjx .  

Any chance that 5965 (Radio Klasik, formerly Klasik Nasional), 6050 (Asyik FM) or 7295 (Traxx FM) will return
to the air for a special broadcast on Malaysia Day tomorrow? I rather doubt it!

Ron
California



Re: N. Korea again jamming 6135 kHz. - Ron Howard Sep 16 (Wed), 2020 21:21 UTC No.4707
> MADAGASCAR. 6135, Radio Madagasikara, 1352, Sept 13 (Sunday). Religious songs; sounded like a
> live church service. My audio (one minute of music and two of church service) is at http://bit.ly/3bV2bzr .

For over a month, the strong N. Korea white noise super jamming had been silent on 6135. Which afforded
me the wonderful opportunity to enjoy very decent Radio Madagasikara reception. BUT on Sept 15 & 16
heard strong jamming again on 6135, blocking any hope I had of RM reception. There is no known station
on this frequency to be jammed, so it continues to be a mystery to me as to why N. Korea likes this frequency
so much, even without any apparent target to jam.

Voice of Freedom, which might have been a target for 6135 jamming, is down on 5920, currently free of any
jamming and the former VOF frequency of 6045 is still being strongly jammed, even without VOF being there.
So it's difficult for me to figure out what their rationale is for the 6135 jamming?

So my Sept 13 reception of RM might be my last one for a while!

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Voice of Freedom on 6045 kHz. (ex: 5920 kHz.) - Ron Howard Sep 25 (Fri), 2020 13:59 UTC No.4710
Sept 25 - Voice of Freedom, at 1225 UT, now on 6045, along with N. Korea super jamming (ex: 5920).

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Vanuatu - Ron Howard Oct 01 (Thu), 2020 05:55 UTC No.4711
VANUATU. 11835 (third harmonic), R. Vanuatu, 0305-0445 UT, Oct 1. Usual French Hour 
till 0328; the English Hour (0330-0430) was preempted today; instead with special
live coverage of the "National Business Forum"; many speakers in Bislama and a few
in French; Q&A segments; program events - http://bit.ly/30objbl ; 0359-0407, break
with filler music (EZL); 0415, "quarter past three." Sept 30, RV was clearly off
the air during this time period.  

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: NBC Madang (PNG) on the air again, with new format sign-off - Ron Howard Oct 07 (Wed), 2020 15:16 UTC No.4713
PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang, (Maus Blong Garamut - Voice of Indigenous Drums),
1132-1202 UT, on Oct 7. Back on the air again after a considerable absence; poor audio; over
modulated, rendering it unreadable; signed off with new format (1201-1202); indigenous drums
and chanting, along with full SA, which was mostly unreadable; dead air till transmitter went off at
1206. Good to find them broadcasting again, but hope they fix their very muffled audio. Attached
audio of the sign-off.

BTW - NBC Bougainville (3325) remained silent today (1125+ UT).

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  


4713.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Oct 11 (Sun), 2020 14:44 UTC No.4715
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-1440-
2350kHz UNID carrier, 2349.7kHz
4557kHz NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang BS, // 3320kHz 6400kHz



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Oct 13 (Tue), 2020 02:04 UTC No.4716
CHINA. 7225, PBS-2 Sichuan, 1255, Oct 12. Indigenous music/songs; usual multi-language SAs at 
ToH - "Sìchuān mínzú guǎngbò, Sichuan Ethnic Radio." What has happened to // 6060? It has not
been heard recently. Don't recall the last time that frequency was off the air.

INDIA. 5040, AIR Jeypore, 1506, Oct 12. News in English; only bits and pieces made out.  

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, at 1315, Oct 12. In English with "Today in
History"; recently they have had decent audio level; while // 4749.95, via Cimanggis/Jakarta has been
doing fairly well recently against the usual CNR1 (4750.0) QRM and also against Bangladesh (4750.0)
QRM.

KOREA SOUTH. Frequencies observed Monday, Oct 12:

Voice of the People: 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1302.

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 (daily am hearing 1300* for CNR1 jamming on 6255,
just after their time pips) // 6350 // 9105, at 1340 with "Touch! Global Headlines"; news in English and
Korean; the usual very good reception on 9105.

Voice of Freedom, 6045, at 1407. Very faintly heard under super strong jamming white noise from N.
Korea. Hopefully they move back to 5920 soon!

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1522, Oct 12. A daily feature at this time is the Buddhist chanting
of the sutra, followed by the ringing of the bell (my audio is at http://bit.ly/3jVjK5x ); 1530, into their
English segment - "Hello listeners. Good evening. We are airing our final transmission for today, radiating
on 5-9-8-5 kHz., 50.1-3 meters, 5-7-6 kHz., 5-2-0 meters and 5-9-4 kHz, 5-0-5 meters. Now the news."  
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - XYZ Oct 13 (Tue), 2020 08:41 UTC No.4717
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0830-
3205kHz NORTH KOREA, DRM, 9kHz width, "Dream Test" KCBS Pyongyang px, //3250kHz etc..
3220kHz NORTH KOREA, KCBS Pyongyang, // 3250kHz 3959kHz 6100kHz etc..
3320kHz NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang BS, // 4557kHz 6400kHz
3945kHz VANUATU, // 7890kHz
5020kHz SOLOMON
5055kHz AUSTRALIA, Radio 4KZ
5920kHz SOUTH KOREA, Voice of Freedom, ex:6045kHz
5945kHz NEW ZEALAND

-0840-
7260kHz (MNB still No signal)
7335kHz Test tone signal(1kHz)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Voice of Freedom - Ron Howard Oct 14 (Wed), 2020 14:57 UTC No.4718
> Oct 12 -  Voice of Freedom, 6045, at 1407. Very faintly heard under super strong
> jamming white noise from N. Korea. Hopefully they move back to 5920 soon! (Ron)

Oct 14 (Wednesday) - Voice of Freedom has indeed moved back to their alternate frequency
of 5920, which is currently free of jamming.Fortunately the super jamming from N. Korea is
still up on ex: 6045.

Programs well heard today, a weekday. The weekend schedule I believe is different.

1300 - "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is Power), with the theme song of the pop hit song
“See Ya,“ by Atomic Kitten. My audio is at http://bit.ly/374KX25 .

1330 - "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu), with the theme song "Shintobuli."

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1: antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Oct 20 (Tue), 2020 21:02 UTC No.4719
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, 0935 till cut off close to 1106:41* UT, Oct 19. Mostly pop songs
(Bertie Higgins - "Key Largo," Sam Cooke - "Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow," U.S.A. For Africa -
"We Are the World," etc.) 1000-1006 & 1100-1106, with news, but only bits and pieces made
out; good number of ads (office supplies, etc.).

BOUGAINVILLE/PNG[non-log]. On Oct 19, from 1036+, found NBC Madang (3260) and NBC
Bougainiville (3325) both continuing to be silent. My Oct 7 reception of NBC Madang turned out
to be a one day only event.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, at 1110+, on Oct 19, heard strong
carrier, but no audio today.  

KOREA SOUTH. Frequencies for this week; observed Monday, Oct 19:

VOP: 3480 (best frequency) // 3915 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1125.

VOH: 3990 // 4885 // 6000 (strong QRM) // 6250 // 6355 // 9100, at 1140, with English language lesson.

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1130, with good reception (no jamming); the super jamming, white noise,
N. Korea jamming that had been on 6045 has now moved up to 6135, hence killing any chance of
my recently heard good reception of R. Madagasikara.

TAIWAN. 9276, StarStar Broadcasting Station (XingXing BS), V13, on Oct 19, at 1214. Had to listen in
USB, due to strong 9275 QRM; numbers in Chinese.  

VANUATU. 11835 (third harmonic), 0600, Oct 20. "Radio Vanuatu, 5 o'clock" (about an hour before their
sunset: 0648 UT); the usual indigenous drums and horns that starts and ends every news broadcast;
"News Update" in Bislama; news, sports and weather; fair, but earlier the English hour (0330-0430) had
very poor reception today (unusable).

VIETNAM. 8812-USB, Ho Chi Minh Radio - Vietnam Coast Station (VISHIPEL), *1239-1242*, on Oct 19.
Starts with series of tones; then in English - "Weather information for South China coastal waters issued
by the Hong Kong Observatory, at 7:30 PM, October 19," etc.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Oct 21 (Wed), 2020 06:50 UTC No.4720
Oct 21 - Noted VOH on 9100, going off at 0500*, with no SA; good signal.

Oct 21 - At 0605, noted super jammer back on 6045.  

Oct 21 - Found 11835, at 0600, with no hint of any signal at all.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: R. Vanuatu - Ron Howard Oct 22 (Thu), 2020 07:56 UTC No.4721
VANUATU. 11835 (third harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, on Oct 22. Here are a few highlights:

0235-0331: In French; mostly pop songs, except 0302-0312, with the news.

0331-0435: English Hour with RV's "Inside the Studio" program, with pop songs and
interview; 0401-0408, RV news; 0411, ABC R. Australia program "Pacific Beat" (website - 
https://www.abc.net.au/radio-australia/programs/pacificbeat/ ); mostly poor and
unreadable due to CNR2 (China Business Radio) QRM.

0600+: "News Update" in Bislama; news, sports and weather; pop song (Smokie -
"Living Next Door to Alice"); mostly fair; greatly improved reception than heard
earlier (no CNR2 QRM) and getting closer to their sunset.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Voice of Freedom - Amano Oct 23 (Fri), 2020 04:20 UTC No.4722
Hallo! Ron-san and Komatsubara
Thank you for your VOF frequency information.

Oct 14 (Wednesday), Voice of Freedom.
1300 - "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is Power), with the theme song of the pop hit song
“See Ya,“ by Atomic Kitten.
Your audio is at http://bit.ly/374KX25 .
The first song of this program is Heart Shaker by TWICE.
https://youtu.be/rRzxEiBLQCA


I also received!
The schedule doesn't seem to have changed since January.

Oct 22 (Thursday), Voice of Freedom.
1700 - "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is Power), with the theme song of the pop hit song
“See Ya,“ by Atomic Kitten.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4722.mp3 .
The first song of this program is Boy With Luv (작은 것들을 위한 시) by BTS (방탄소년단) feat Halsey.
https://youtu.be/XsX3ATc3FbA

1730 - "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu), with the theme song "Shintobuli."
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4648.mp3 .
The first song of this program is lt’s You by The The Band (더더).
https://youtu.be/AhDHZS04O_4

A program with the same content will be broadcast at the following times.
It's a rebroadcast.

Oct 23 (Friday), Voice of Freedom.
1000-1100 "Aneun geos-i him-ida" and "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji"
1300-1400 "Aneun geos-i him-ida" and "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji"

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo Kita Ward Ukima, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR: antenna: Lod


4722.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Oct 23 (Fri), 2020 15:23 UTC No.4723
Thank you very much, Amano. Appreciate your help! Ron

Oct 23 - Checking R. Vanuatu on 3945, randomly from 1136 till 1336, found they played the
Black Brothers song about once every 10 minutes! Playing non-stop music.

Also interesting to note Radio 4KZ (5055) today (Oct 23); 1000 till off shortly after the end of
the news at 1206. Would be nice if they continue with this extended schedule. Today some
news items were readable (Melbourne police have arrested 16 anti-lockdown protesters and
handed out 61 fines, etc.) and sports (Melbourne's Storm will play Penrith's Panthers in the
2020 NRL Grand Final this Sunday, etc.); of course many pop songs (Air Supply - "Even The
Nights Are Better," The Chordettes - "Mr. Sandman," Bobby Vinton - "Sealed With a Kiss,"
Tony Orlando and Dawn - "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," etc.).

Both NBC stations (Bougainville - 3325 and Madang - 3260) continue to be silent, from 1129+,
on Oct 23.

Oct 23 - Terrible news for me was finding BOTH 6045 and 6135 with N. Korea super jamming.
In the past they just had one transmitter they put on one or the other frequency. As far as I know,
there is nothing to jam on 6045 or 6135. Looks as if they plan to stay on both frequencies for a
long time, hence ending my nice Madagascar reception on 6135. Voice of Freedom is in the clear
on 5920.

Oct 23 - Noted 6060 (PBS-2 Sichuan) continues to be silent, while 7225 is much better than usual.
What happened?

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom, COVID-19 program (Sunday only) - Ron Howard Oct 25 (Sun), 2020 23:33 UTC No.4724

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 1155-1200, Oct 25. The Sunday only "COVID-19 Prevention Measures" 
program, in Korean ("Jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, Jayu-e soli bangsong-eseo bonaedeulineun, Kolona-ilgu
yebang daechaeg-ibnida." Translation: "These are the COVID-19 prevention measures sent by the Voice of
Truth, the Voice of Hope, and the Voice of Freedom."); fair reception. Thanks very much to Amano (Japan)
for his never ending help with these translations! My audio is at http://bit.ly/34rBosh .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Korea - Ron Howard Oct 26 (Mon), 2020 14:35 UTC No.4725
KOREA SOUTH. Frequencies for this week; observed Monday, October 26:

Voice of the People: 3480 (best frequency) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1150 UT.

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095, at 1135, with English language lesson.

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1155, with good reception (no jamming). The super jamming, white noise, N.
Korea jamming was heard on BOTH 6045 and 6135, but later at 1238, found 6135 clear of the jamming,
so R. Madagasikara reception is again possible, while 6045 continues to be jammed. Have never been
able to figure out the rationale for the N. Korea jamming of 6045 and 6135, as clearly VOF is no longer
on those frequencies!

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: National Unity Radio on 7200 kHz. - Ron Howard Oct 27 (Tue), 2020 15:42 UTC No.4726
- - - - posted to WOR iog (Oct 27):

TAJIKISTAN(non) B-20 of National Unity Radio on new 9950 kHz, updated

1300-1400 NF 9950*DB 200 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, ex 9445 B-19
*1345-1400 on 9950 KCH 300 kW / 098 deg to SoAs TWR India co-channel

1100-1300 NF ????#DB 200 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, ex 7355 B-19
#1100-1400 on 7200 DB 200 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean as AOKI 10/27 (Ivo)

Hi Ivo,

Thanks very much for the update!

Oct 27 - On 7200 kHz., with National Unity Radio, at *1100 UT, with ID; strong signal;
in Korean; my audio posted at http://bit.ly/34x8O8W .

Oct 26, noted 1258*; good to very good reception.

Ron
California



Re: Echo of Unification now on 3945 kHz. (winter schedule) - Ron Howard Nov 01 (Sun), 2020 15:06 UTC No.4727


KOREA NORTH. 3945, Echo of Unification, random checking from 1210 till 1401* UT, Nov 1.
In Korean, with patriotic sounding songs; fair. First day here, back on their winter schedule.
This unfortunately will certainly block any extended (1200+) broadcasts of Radio Vanuatu
on this frequency.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire    



Re: Korea and Vanuatu - Ron Howard Nov 09 (Mon), 2020 15:49 UTC No.4735


KOREA SOUTH. Nov 9 (Monday) observed frequencies:

VOP: 3480 (best reception) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1218 UT (after the news [Bodo]),
start of the "gohyang-e on pyeonji" (A Letter That Came To My Hometown) program. Thanks to
Korean DXer "Pak" for providing this program info, via website "Now On The Radio DX."

VOH: 3985 (CNR2 QRM) // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 (FYI - CNR1 jamming is now gone from this frequency)
// 6350 // 9105, at 1231 UT, with my favorite Korean pop song - PSY, with "Gangnam Style" (YouTube music
video at http://bit.ly/38DBv6X - which has been viewed a total of 3,851,622,045); as usual, 9105 heard
with very good reception.

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1015 UT, with fair reception (no jamming). The super jamming from N. Korea
still heard on 6045 (interesting to note the terrible frequency choice of Alaska [KNLS], which is now
mixing with this very strong jamming, from 1100 to 1200 UT), while 6135 was a clear frequency with no
jamming.

VANUATU. 11835 (third harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, 1032-1115* UT, Nov 9. Christian sermon in Bislama,
along with religious songs; 1103, SA and National Anthem; 1104-1109, dead air (open carrier); 1109-1115*,
pop songs (Shania Twain - "From This Moment On," etc.); thought they were on their way to an extended
broadcast, but only went for a short time past their usual closing time; also heard a weaker 3945 and second
harmonic of 7890.  

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Korea - Echo of Hope - VOH - Ron Howard Nov 10 (Tue), 2020 22:24 UTC No.4736


KOREA SOUTH. 9105, Echo of Hope - VOH, 0941 UT, Nov 10. The EBS-FM [Educational
Broadcasting System] news in English and Korean; but more than just the news, as they
explain the meaning of some of the English words, so it's really the news and a language
lesson; in the past EBS called this show "Touch! Global Headlines," but that name has
recently been dropped; they no longer SA the program via the radio show, nor at their
website; a partial transcript of today's show, which first aired via EBS FM back on Oct 27,
is at https://bit.ly/2UfEbPC . EBS's website audio streaming only has the first one minute of
the program at https://bit.ly/3eM00zw . My audio of today's whole program is posted at -
https://bit.ly/35k7Ayy . The VOH programming runs on a four hour loop, meaning this
news program will be carried again at 1341 UT.  

BTW - Interesting news item today about "EU member states have turned clocks back an hour
for the last time, as they have voted to abolish the practice of daylight saving time in 2021."  
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: National Unity Radio and Myanmar Radio with English language lessons - Ron Howard Nov 12 (Thu), 2020 15:31 UTC No.4737

KOREA[non]. 7200, National Unity Radio, via Dushanbe, 1145, Nov 12. Very brief
(about one and a half minutes) English language lesson; in Korean and one sentence
in English ("I will finish on time today") repeated about four times; started and
ended with the pop song "ABC" by the Jackson 5; seems to be a daily spot, as yesterday
heard "I couldn't sleep last night due to insomnia"; good reception; NUR scheduled
*1100-1258*. Website - https://www.uni-media.net/?lang=en .

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1248, Nov 11 (Wednesday). Time for another two 5 minute 
editions of "Learning English with BBC, Burmese"; in the first program - "Once a week,
once a month, once a year", "How often do you play tennis (basketball) (football)?",
"How about you?", "About twice a week"; second show - "Do you have any hobbies?", "I
like reading books", "Yes, I like watching movies (visiting museums) (listening to
music)"; fairly readable. This program will be repeated again on Friday.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Korea - Ron Howard Nov 16 (Mon), 2020 16:50 UTC No.4738
KOREA SOUTH. 5995, VOH, 0753, Nov 15 (Sunday). In English and Korean; reading a 
Harry Potter story; heard // 3985 // 6350, but 4890, 6255 and 9105 had not started yet.
Later at 0801, found all frequencies active (3985, 4890, 5995, 6255, 6350 and 9105).

Nov 16 (Monday) observed frequencies:

VOP: 3480 (best reception) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1305; no change from
last week.

VOH: 3990 // 4885 // 6000 // 6250 // 6355 // 9100, at 1339; EBS-FM news/language lesson,
which was first broadcast via EBS-FM back on Nov 2; all frequencies changed today.  

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1310, with fair reception (no jamming). The super jamming from
N. Korea still heard on 6045, while 6135 was a clear frequency with no jamming. BTW - CRI
is on 6135 from *1357 to 1557*, blocking reception of R. Madagasikara.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Myanmar - Thazin Radio in English on 6165 kHz. - Ron Howard Nov 16 (Mon), 2020 17:26 UTC No.4739


MYANMAR. 6165, Thazin Radio, via Pyin Oo Lwin, 1430-1501*, Nov 16. Have not checked on 
this for a long time. Pleased to find I could confirm they are still on the air. Of
course CNR6 was stronger, but definite start of the Thazin English segment at 1430;
some pop music; 1438-1444, sounded like the news; 1444-1449, more music; 1449-1454, 
YL announcer; 1454-1500, more music; 1500, closing announcement; 1501*; unfortunately
China had non-stop music, making it extremely hard to make out much in the way of good
Myanmar details. Without music QRM, might have been able to get better details? My
local sunrise was at 1446 UT. Will have to do more monitoring here for this time period.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Voice of Freedom - Ron Howard Nov 20 (Fri), 2020 21:22 UTC No.4740
Nov 20 - Opening of VOF (5920 kHz.) at *0753 UTC - 
my unedited audio - http://bit.ly/2IQ7tBT .
Ron (California - USA)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Nov 22 (Sun), 2020 20:11 UTC No.4741
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, at 1520 UT, on Nov 22. In stilted Chinese; 
audio at a decent level; while // 4749.95, via Cimanggis/Jakarta was mostly covered by much stronger
Bangladesh (4750.0).

MADAGASCAR. 5009.95, R. Madagasikara, 1452-1510 UT, Nov 22. Sunday programming of religious
(Christian) songs; 1501, clear SAs for "Radio Madagasikara"; into a program of pop/rap songs (strange
music for a Sunday!). Recently this frequency has daily been well heard via long path around my local
sunrise (1453); while 6135.0 is blocked 1400-1557 by strong CRI.
 
MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1530-1600 UT, on Nov 22. The start of our DX season is here!
Enjoyable reception with fairly readable English - "Hello. Good evening dear listeners. We are airing
our final transmission for today, radiating on 5-9-8-5 kHz., 50.1-3 meters, 5-7-6 kHz., 5-20 meters and
5-9-4 kHz, 5-0-5 meters. Now we start with the news." No mention of Myanmar Radio in the intro!

Government minister at opening ceremony at two power stations, COVID-19 detailed numbers for
Myanmar; COVID-19 numbers for the region (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, etc.); 176 Myanmar citizens
returned to Myanmar after being stranded in India, Australia and New Zealand due to COVID-19
suspension of commercial flights; "This is Myanmar Radio. Now you can hear the weather"; suddenly
cut off 1540*, suddenly back on *1544; music program (Willie Nelson - "You Were Always On My Mind,"
Michael Jackson - "Heal The World," etc.); at *1600 very much blocked by the start of a strong CRI. My
local sunrise at 1453 UT.

TIBET. 6200, Xizang PBS via Lhasa, 1600 UT, Nov 22. The “Holy Tibet” show in English, "presented to
you by China Tibet Broadcasting”; long segment about Tibetan incense and played a lot of indigenous
 music and singing; fairly readable; in another month, should be good!
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire    



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Korea - Ron Howard Nov 23 (Mon), 2020 13:27 UTC No.4742
KOREA SOUTH. Observed frequencies Nov 23 (Monday):

VOP: 3480 (best reception) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1048;
no change for the second consecutive week!

VOH: 3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095, at 1055; all frequencies changed today.  

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1100, with fair reception (no jamming); start of program "Haengboghan
Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea). The super jamming from N. Korea was still heard on
6045, while 6135 was a clear frequency with no jamming.

National Unity Radio, still on 7200 kHz., at 1111 UT. Also later at 1143, with very brief English
language lesson; about a one minute spot; started and ended with the pop song "ABC" by the Jackson 5;
"I really enjoyed the meal"; still with schedule of 1100-1258; my brief audio https://bit.ly/3lVMxbe .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: Bhutan - BBS - Ron Howard Nov 23 (Mon), 2020 13:30 UTC No.4743
BHUTAN. 6035, BBS. Had been checking here around 1115, which is normally a good time to catch their 
signal before cutting off about 1130*, but recently nothing was heard. Perhaps today's log explains why?

Nov 23, tuned into 6035, at 1033, to hear an announcer clearly in English, but only bits and pieces made out;
also playing some pop songs; suddenly cut off at 1044*. A new, early closing time? Needs more monitoring.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: 9610kHz RTI-Korean ? - XYZ Dec 05 (Sat), 2020 11:13 UTC No.4744
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


>9610kHz UNID Korean. Thanks Ivo !(via WOR)
-1058* sounded like ... "kr.rti.org.tw" ( https://kr.rti.org.tw/ )
This is Homepage of "RTI Radio Taiwan International"



Add:
Thanks Ivo !! (via WOR)
-----------------------------------------------------------
Radio Taiwan International restarted Korean broadcasts:
1030-1100 on 9610
2200-2230 on 5955
2300-2330 on 9430
-----------------------------------------------------------


4744.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: RTI Korean - XYZ Dec 05 (Sat), 2020 11:40 UTC No.4745
RTI(Radio Taiwan International - Korean) announced their shortwave resumption on YouTube live.


https://youtu.be/wyqVdzmf1SE




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: *1000- RTI test, etc.. - XYZ Dec 07 (Mon), 2020 10:02 UTC No.4748
Note;

-1000-
9610kHz TAIWAN, RTI test TX, in Korean, *1000- , Not good reception at my location(Akita/JAPAN).
-1030*



Re: South Korea on December 7 (Monday) - Ron Howard Dec 07 (Mon), 2020 14:53 UTC No.4749

KOREA SOUTH. Dec 7 (Monday) observed frequencies. All frequencies are the same as last Monday!

VOP: 3480 (best reception) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1205 UT; no changes for the
fourth consecutive week!

VOH: 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, at 1210 UT; first week with no changes!  

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1215 UT, with fair reception (no jamming). The super jamming from N. Korea 
was still heard on 6045, while 6135 was a clear frequency with no jamming.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: South Korea on December 14 (Monday) - Ron Howard Dec 14 (Mon), 2020 18:55 UTC No.4752
KOREA SOUTH. Dec 14 (Monday) observed frequencies.

VOP: 3480 (best reception) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1045;
no changes for the fifth consecutive week!

VOH: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105, at 1038; all frequencies
changed from the last two Mondays.

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1050, with fair reception (no jamming). The super
jamming from N. Korea still heard on 6045, with no station there to jam, while
6135 was a clear frequency with no jamming.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Myanmar's "Learning English with BBC, Burmese" program on 5985 kHz. (Wed. & Fri.) - Ron Howard Dec 16 (Wed), 2020 14:38 UTC No.4753


MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1247-1257 UTC, Dec 16 (Wednesday). Time for another
two 5 minute editions of "Learning English with BBC, Burmese"; in the first program: "I am a
market trader (office worker) (farmer) (factory worker)"; second show: "I go to work (school)
(shops) in the morning"; very readable. This program will be repeated again on Friday. Audio
streaming of one of their five minute programs is at their website:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/burmese/course/how-do-i-burmese/unit-1/session-2 .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Sichuan PBS-2 ("Sichuan Ethnic Radio") on the air again on 6060 kHz. - Ron Howard Dec 19 (Sat), 2020 14:01 UTC No.4754

CHINA. 6060, Sichuan PBS-2, at 1159, Dec 19. This frequency had been off the air for several months,
so pleased to find them back on the air again; well heard with the usual multi-language SAs at ToH -
"Sìchuān mínzú guǎngbò, Sichuan Ethnic Radio"; indigenous music/singing; // 7225 (which has not been
off the air). My six minute audio is at http://bit.ly/3h4xMBy .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: SIBC - Voice of the Nation - New Years Eve - Ron Howard Dec 31 (Thu), 2020 15:16 UTC No.4755
  

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC - Voice of the Nation. As usual, on Dec 31, running well past their usual 1200*;
New Years Eve programming; 1200-1400+ UT; at 1257 with "SIBC - Voice of the Nation" ID and frequencies, as
well as mentioning "live streaming"; "one minute to 2021," "29 seconds to go"; 1300, starting the New Year with
pop song; National Anthem; sounded like a long sermon, which ended with NA again; song "Auld Lang Syne"
(written by the Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns) and giving many wishes for a Happy New Year 2021;
poor reception with QRN (static).

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Jan 01 (Fri), 2021 23:12 UTC No.4756
Happy New Year!

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, 1402-1512, Jan 1. Respectable audio
level; news in Indonesian from 1402 to 1408, then ending with the national song “Bagimu Negeri”
(For You Our Country); 1500, into stilted Chinese; news, ending again with “Bagimu Negeri” song;
I'm happy to find this patriotic song is now regularly played following all the VOI news broadcasts;
unable to hear // 4749.95, via Cimanggis/Jakarta. Am still very grateful to Alan Davies, who years
ago (2012) originally provided me with the names of the various patriotic songs played over RRI/VOI.
Please note Alan's excellent website - https://www.asiawaves.net/#Direct .

KOREA NORTH[non]. 6110, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, via Japan, 1654, Jan 1. Not jammed, so good
reception; in Japanese with SA and emergency siren.  

MADAGASCAR. 5009.95, R. Madagasikara, 1523-1543, Jan 1. Very decent long path, grayline reception;
my local sunrise was at 1519 UT, while Antananarivo sunset was at 1530 UT; noted on a daily basis now.
6135 was already off the air (1500*).
 
MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1659-1700*, Jan 1. Closing announcements in English giving wishes
for "sweet dreams"; National Anthem; this is only possible with CRI being off the air 1657* - *1700.

PHILIPPINES. 9925, R. Pilipinas, *1730-1735, Jan 1. Surprised to find such a good signal here; in Filipino/
Tagalog; many SAs and giving frequencies for this and 12120 // 15190, but only this frequency heard; started
with their choral National Anthem - "Lupang Hinirang" (Chosen Land/Land of the Morning).    

TIBET. 6200, Xizang PBS, via Lhasa, 1600-1620, Jan 1. The “Holy Tibet” show in English, "presented to you
by China Tibet Broadcasting”; somewhat readable; items about winter tourism in Tibet, etc.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire      


 



Re: Voice of Freedom - program structure changes from 2021 - Amano Jan 02 (Sat), 2021 19:20 UTC No.4757
Happy New Year!
Ron-san, Komatsubara, and everyone
I look forward to working with you again this year.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 0800 to 1940, on January 2 (Saturday).
VOF program structure changes from 2021.
There are some new programs.
The starting theme music for “Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji” and “Aneun geos-i him-ida” programs has changed.
Before the start of “Bodo gwangjang” program, there will be a time announcement and VOF station jingle.

Below are the VOF programs that I was able to check.
There are also unconfirmed times.

KOREA SOUTH. Voice of Freedom (Jayu-e soli Bangsong), Jan 2 Sat, 2021
** Weekend program **

0800-0805 “Bughandongpoyeoleobun-e silsigan chingu“ (North Koreans' real-time friends) *VOF program introduction
0805-0900 "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together)

0900-0915 ----- Unconfirmed -----
0915-0920 "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart)
0920-0930 ----- New program   (Radio drama) -----
0930-1000 "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future)

1000-1045 "Maeil geudaewa" (Everyday with you)
1045-1050 “Bughandongpoyeoleobun-e silsigan chingu“ (North Koreans' real-time friends) *VOF program introduction
1050-1100 “Ulisoli hanmadang“ (Our sound festival)

1100-1130 "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu)
*My audio at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4660.mp3
1130-1200 "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power)

1200-1210 "Jugan jonghab bodo gwangjang" (Weekly general news plaza)
*My audio at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4661.mp3
1210-1215 "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory)
1215-1300 ----- Unconfirmed -----

1300-1340 ----- Unconfirmed -----
1340-1400 "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party)

1400-1405 “Bughandongpoyeoleobun-e silsigan chingu“ (North Koreans' real-time friends) *VOF program introduction
1405-1500 "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together)

1500-1510 "Jugan jonghab bodo gwangjang" (Weekly general news plaza)
1510-1515 "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory)
1515-1530 "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses)
1530-1600 "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future)

1600-1645 "Maeil geudaewa" (Everyday with you)
1645-1650 “Bughandongpoyeoleobun-e silsigan chingu“ (North Koreans' real-time friends) *VOF program introduction
1650-1700 “Ulisoli hanmadang“ (Our sound festival)

1700-1730 "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu)
1730-1800 "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power)

1800-1810 "Jugan jonghab bodo gwangjang" (Weekly general news plaza)
1810-1815 "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory)
1815-1820 "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart)
1820-1830 ----- New program   (Radio drama) -----
1830-1900 "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu)

1900-1940 "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea)

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR: antenna: Lod

*Mt.Fuji, 2206 UTC, on Jan 1, viewing from Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Jan 04 (Mon), 2021 03:09 UTC No.4758
Amano - Happy New Year! Thank you so very much for your excellent VOF information. Most helpful!
Enjoyed seeing the beautiful Mt. Fuji picture. Thanks. Ron

AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on Jan 2, cut off at 1202:45* UT; each day they go off about 5 seconds
earlier than the day before.

MADAGASCAR. 6135, R. Madagasikara, 1515-1526* UT, Jan 3. Surprised to hear them doing fairly well
underneath CRI (English), with African music/singing. Believe normally they go off close to 1500* on
this frequency? On 5009.95, they started at *1526 (not on the air earlier), carrying on with their music
program. Is this their new format/schedule? Needs more monitoring.

MYANMAR. A reminder that Jan 4th (Monday) is their Independence Day. Possible special programming?

PAPUA NEW GUINEA/BOUGAINVILLE[non-log]. 3260, NBC Madang and 3325, NBC Bougainville, Jan 2,
from 1046+ UT, both silent today.

TAIWAN. 6215, Sound of Hope, 1600 UT, Jan 3. Above average reception; as usual no time pips; clear SA by
OM and YL ("Xiwang zhi sheng guoji guangbo diantai" - Sound of Hope international broadcast station);
into the news; // 6230 // 6280, with no CNR1 jamming.  

TIBET. 6200, Xizang PBS, via Lhasa, 1609-1623 UT, Jan 3. "Holy Tibet" with a special New Year's program;
even though only about semi-readable, was very enjoyable, as they played a lot of indigenous music. My
four minute audio is at http://bit.ly/2X6KiXU .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire    


 



Re: Recent Malaysian reception - Ron Howard Jan 09 (Sat), 2021 23:37 UTC No.4759

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 1318-1334, Jan 7. DJ in vernacular playing pop songs; distinctive
station slogan in English - "Sarawak FM - This station is now the ultimate power in the universe"
my audio is at https://bit.ly/3bqvCLI ); semi-fair, with adjacent QRM. Noted off the air at 1401*.

11665, Wai FM, 1335-1401*, Jan 7 (Thursday). From 1335 to 1357, with non-stop Islamic chanting
(my audio is at https://bit.ly/3nwImCC ); "Wai FM" SA (no mention of "Limbang"); ToH 1+1 time pips;
news in vernacular till cut off; still with the long standing poor audio (crackling sound). In past years,
the time period of 1315 to 1400, would normally broadcast on Monday and Thursday the "Wai FM
Limbang" segment, but clearly not on today. Has it been completely dropped or just rescheduled to
another time/day?
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire    



Re:Yunnan Radio International - new ID and new schedule on 6035 kHz. - Ron Howard Jan 10 (Sun), 2021 14:17 UTC No.4760
CHINA. 6035 kHz. Yunnan Radio International (PBS Yunnan), on Jan 10, tuned in at 0950 UT,
to check as I often do for any reception of BBS/Bhutan (not heard for a long time), but instead
heard this interesting new schedule. Some highlights:

0950-1000 UT: IS of EZL instrumental music; different from the musical IS played by PBS Yunnan
on 7210 kHz. (please see log below).

1000, 1030, 1043 & 1100: New multi-language SAs (English: "Yunnan Radio International"). It may
be recalled that last July there was an announcement of the station's name being changed from "Shangri-
La" to "International." Today's SAs had no reference to "Shangri-La" and is the first time I have heard the
new SA.

1000-1030: DJ with music program; in Vietnamese.

1030-1100: Announcers in Chinese.

1100-1200: Children's program in Chinese. Normally at *1145, there would be the start of the FM99
("Shangri-La") relay via PBS Yunnan, but that is no longer on the air. There was no break at 1130 for
an ID.

1200: Unable to make out any SA; didn't hear what would normally be heard in the past of the FM99
"Radio Shangri-La" singing jingle, nor did I hear the new "Yunnan Radio International" SA.

As much as I will enjoy hearing Yunnan from 1000+, it will certainly kill any chance of hearing BBS/Bhutan,
as Yunnan will be much stronger than Bhutan.

7210 kHz., PBS Yunnan, *1040, Jan 10. Strong QRM from CNR1 (// 6125) to jam Sound of Hope (Taiwan);
played the usual long loop IS of EZL music till 1100; this IS is different from the musical IS played on 6035.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Australia - Korea - Vanuatu - Ron Howard Jan 13 (Wed), 2021 13:41 UTC No.4761

AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, random listening from 0849+ UT, on Jan 13. Well above
normal reception; almost semi-readable; pop songs (Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry
Be Happy," Mac Davis - "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me," etc.). Certainly one of their
better receptions. Jan 11, noted 1202:01*.

KOREA NORTH[non]/SOUTH. Frequencies for this week; observed Monday, Jan 11:

VOP: 3480 (best frequency) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1030 UT. Another
week with no change.

VOH: 3985 (QRM) // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105, at 1034. Another week with all
frequencies changed.

Voice of Freedom, 5920, at 1040, with good reception (no jamming); the super jamming,
white noise, from N. Korea was on 6045 and 6135, but later from 1157+ the jamming was
gone from 6135, so only there for a few days.

7200, National Unity Radio via TAIWAN (broadcasting to N. Korea), at 1143-1144, Jan 11.
Brief language lesson; started and ended with the pop song "ABC" by the Jackson 5; "Never
mind. I am sorry"; good reception.

VANUATU. 3945, R. Vanuatu, randomly from 0745 till trx off at 1114 UT, on Jan 13. Am very grateful
to Manuel Méndez (via WOR iog) for the timely alert! At tune in on 3945, was not too bad, but third
harmonic 11835 was unusable; after 0800, the 11835 reception had greatly improved; 0830, "Radio
Vanuatu, half past seven"; programming in Bislama; later on 3945 (11835 unheard), at 1000, the
usual intro to the news/sports/weather, with indigenous music of horns and drums; news ended at
1019; from 1032 to 1101, ending the day with the usual sermon and religious songs; 1101, closing
announcement and National Anthem; 1102-1114, open carrier (no audio); dead air till trx off.
Wonderful to have them back again! Attached audio of ID and local time check.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  


4761.mp3
Re: Voice of Freedom - Amano Jan 19 (Tue), 2021 14:50 UTC No.4766
KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 0400-0402, Jan 18.
There is no change in VOF broadcast time.
I received the ending, but the first part was hit by local noise.
The content of the ending is the same as last year.

My audio at https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4766.mp3
*0400’35“-0401’35“, Jan 18 (01:00)

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR: antenna: AN-12


4766.mp3
Re: Voice of Freedom moved to 6045 kHz. - Amano Jan 28 (Thu), 2021 22:05 UTC No.4767
KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, at 1515 UT, Jan 28,
moved into the North Korean super jamming. (ex: 5920)
Fortunately, I was able to confirm the VOF program.
However, the VOF check will be difficult for a while.
My audio at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4670.mp3
I was able to confirm the programs of "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory) and "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses).

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR: antenna: AN-12



Re: Voice of Freedom moved to 6045 kHz. - Ron Howard Jan 29 (Fri), 2021 20:14 UTC No.4768
Hi Amano,

Thank you so very much for the wonderful VOF program information you provide. Most helpful.

Yes, on Jan 29, I also noted VOF up on 6045 kHz. Perhaps a move to avoid Vatican Radio, via the PHILIPPINES, on 5920 kHz?
I heard 5920 today with a super strong signal at 1437 UT, in Hindi; totally blocking 5920.

 - - - per Aoki

5920          1430-1450       PHL VATICAN RADIO            Hin Tinang      1-7  
5920          1450-1510       PHL VATICAN RADIO            Tam Tinang      1-7  
5920          1510-1530       PHL VATICAN RADIO            Mal Tinang      1-7

Here are my earlier observations from 5920, on Jan 20 (weekday - Wednesday) reception of Voice of Freedom:

1050-1100 UT: "Ulisoli hanmadang" (Our sound festival) - indigenous music - my audio is at https://bit.ly/2M80JAW .

?? 1100: My audio is at https://bit.ly/39LhqKI .

?? 1130: My audio is at https://bit.ly/3nZ7sup .

1200: "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza) - My audio is at https://bit.ly/2MiO4f1 .

?? 1210: My audio is at https://bit.ly/3pvIgxb .

?? 1215: My audio is at https://bit.ly/3t78lor .
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Voice of Freedom moved to 6045 kHz. - Amano Jan 30 (Sat), 2021 18:35 UTC No.4769
Hello! Ron-san

Thank you for checking the VOF program and uploading your audio.

http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp/e142285.html
6045kHzはジャミングが3kHz上に出ているので、別の局が28日から聞こえている。5920kHzに出ていたVOFがQSYしている。27日は5920kHzに出ていた。
6048のジャミング停波後はVOFがクリアーに聞こえている。
According to Hiroshi's information, VOF existed at 5920 kHz until Jan 27, but moved to 6045 kHz on Jan 28.
At that time, North Korean super jamming existed at 6048 kHz, which is + 3kHz higher.

http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp/e142300.html
北朝鮮のいわゆるスーパージャミングは30日、6048が3kHzダウン、6045kHz へ戻った。同波のVOFがつぶされてしまった。
Currently, North Korean super jamming has returned to 6045 kHz, and VOF is completely blocked.

https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/?res:4670
-0005 (1505UTC)- 5920kHz 今聞こえているのはVatican radioでしょうか?
I also confirmed a broadcasting station that seems to be Vatican radio on 5920 kHz, at 1505 on Jan 28.

Below is a description of your VOF audio on Wednesday, Jan 20.

>1050-1100 UT: "Ulisoli hanmadang" (Our sound festival) - indigenous music - my audio is at https://bit.ly/2M80JAW .
This program is a new program from this year.
This program is Korean national music introduction program.

>?? 1100: My audio is at https://bit.ly/39LhqKI .
This program is "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu).
The program ID can be found in your audio at 00:35.
The starting theme music has been changed to Kim Dongki's Audition.
https://youtu.be/-Vr0sd2wsvg

>?? 1130: My audio is at https://bit.ly/3nZ7sup .
This program is "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power).
The program ID can be found in your audio at 00:17 and 02:15.
The starting theme music has been changed to Hanjin Lee Band’s Good Time.
https://youtu.be/bB0FHb4Wo_w

>1200: "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza) - My audio is at https://bit.ly/2MiO4f1 .
This program has been shortened from a 15-minute program to a 10-minute program.
Weekdays are "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza).
Weekend Saturdays and Sundays are "Jugan jonghab bodo gwangjang" (Weekly general news plaza).
There will be a time signal announcement and a VOF station jingle before the program starts.
https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4661.mp3

>?? 1210: My audio is at https://bit.ly/3pvIgxb .
This program is "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory).
The program ID can be found in your audio at 00:08.

>?? 1215: My audio is at https://bit.ly/3t78lor .
This program is "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses).
The program ID can be found in your audio at 00:15, 00:36 and 01:24.
This program was only on weekends until last year, but from this year it's been on every day.

Ron-san
Thanks for the beautiful audio that is easy to hear from California.

Amano
Saitama, Japan



Re: Korea - February 1 (Monday) frequencies - Ron Howard Feb 01 (Mon), 2021 09:13 UTC No.4770
KOREA SOUTH. Feb 1 (Monday) observed frequencies for this week.

Voice of the People: 3480 (best reception) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 0820; another
week with no changes.

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3980 // 4885 (Brazil QRM) // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, at 0815; another
week with all frequencies changed.

Voice of Freedom, on alternate frequency of 6045, at 0825; poor reception due to mixing with N. Korea
super jamming on frequency. VOF ex: 5920, now a clear frequency, but today with OTH radar.

6135 is now being super jammed by N. Korea, with no other station there to be jammed, at 0827.

KBS, on 6015, mixing with N. Korea jamming, at 0830.

Ron
California



Re: Myanmar[non-logs] and Solomon Islands - Ron Howard Feb 01 (Mon), 2021 13:42 UTC No.4771

MYANMAR. Feb 1, checking for any activity (none heard).

5985, normally after NHK closes (1130* UT), I would be hearing Myanmar Radio just signing on, in the clear,
with a decent signal, but today they were certainly not broadcasting; last checked at 1240.

5915, normally would be able to hear some signal from Myanmar Radio underneath CRI, but not heard today.

6165 and 7345, unable to hear any signal from Thazin Radio.

So it seems the military has indeed taken over control of all the SW stations. Needs more monitoring.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1159-1218* UT, Feb 1. Evening Devotional; normal SA in English and
National Anthem; today continued broadcasting from 1203 to 1218*, with non-stop pop songs; almost
fair reception and music with good audio. Running past their usual closing time, which is normally just
after the NA.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Feb 03 (Wed), 2021 05:15 UTC No.4772
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, 0800+, on Jan 31. "National News"; items about "lock down . . .
quarantine"; weather; spot about history of sports in Australia; pop songs (Peter Frampton -
"Baby, I Love Your Way," etc.), commercial announcements.

CHINA. 6145 // 9630, CNR17, 1703, Feb 2 (Tuesday). Thanks very to Dr Hansjoerg Biener
(Germany) for his valuable feedback about the // 6145, that I had not heard before; the usual
long "Radio" jingle/song; 1720, weekday language lesson in Russian, along with Kazakh;
multi-language intro ("Hi, Hello. Nǐ hǎo [Chinese for "Hello"], How are you?," etc.); repeating
words and phrases in Russian; 9630 slightly stronger than 6145. Jan 29 (Friday), language
lesson was in English.  

ERITREA. 7140, VOBME 1, 1448-1507, Feb 2. HOA music and chanting, via long path; better
than usual reception; also heard 7180, VOBME 2 (clearly not //) and both about equal strength.

KOREA SOUTH. 5995, Echo of Hope - VOH, 0738, Jan 31 (Sunday). The weekend reading of
the "Harry Potter" story in English and Korean; this station plays a four hour program loop, so
this program was in fact heard again at 1138.

MADAGASCAR.  6135, Radio Madagasikara, at 1350, Feb 2. The N. Korea super jamming that
had recently been here for a few days is now gone yet again; RM in the clear with pop songs.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1353+, Feb 2. Back on the air after yesterday's absence;
regular programming; 1527, Buddhist chanting of the sutra, followed by the ringing of a bell;
1531, into English segment, but can only make out bits and pieces due to UNID QRM; news,
but not the usual; long item with OM mentioning "elections," "constitution," "one year state of
emergency"; 1550, normal spot with statistics for COVID-19 for SE Asia; weather; 1555, very
unusual, they went into vernacular, whereas in the past the English segment was all English;
*1559, strong sign on of CRI; 1656*, CRI off; RM in the clear with Bee Gees - "Too Much
Heaven"; closing announcement in English and National Anthem till 1700*.

Thazing Radio, on 6165, assume being heard at 1401+, on Feb 2. Heard under a much stronger
CNR6. Tentatively still on at 1511, past their usual sign off of 1500*?

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, NBC Madang, 1109, Jan 31. Better reception today; can clearly tell
the audio is still badly muffled (unreadable). On Feb 1, noted off the air from 1118+, so still broadcasting
erratically.  

PHILIPPINES. 9925, R. Pilipinas, 1737, Feb 2. Excellent reception (a rating I rarely use); in Filipino/
Tagalog; // 12120 was also heard, but with pulsating noise and prominent het; as usual no carrier at all
on 15190.

TIBET. 6200, Xizang PBS, via Lhasa, 1604, Feb 2. "Holy Tibet"; still fairly readable; items about the
upcoming Chinese lunar New Year's Spring Festival, the biggest holiday in China and Tibet, also gives
improved income figures for the people in Tibet.  

VANUATU. 3945, R. Vanuatu, just to prove me wrong, on Jan 31 noted trx off at 1103*, instead of the
recently consistent 1114:30. Propagation varies wildly from day to day. Sometimes can hear the
harmonics (7890 & 11835), other days not heard.  

ZAMBIA. 5915, R. One/ZNBC1, 1641, Feb 2. One good thing about them moving away from ex 5995,
is that I can now clearly hear them via long path, as 5995 was always jammed by N. Korea, making
reception impossible; today with repetitive African pop music; almost fair reception.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Philby Feb 08 (Mon), 2021 16:35 UTC No.4773
MYANMAR : on 5985 kHz 1630utc (08 February), good signal in France (SINPO 33333) but with qrm by Radio China International on same frequency. Musical program at this time; Copy with NRD525 and crossed loop LZ1AQ (Nicolas, near Paris / France)



Re: Voice of Freedom with NK jamming - Amano Feb 18 (Thu), 2021 14:15 UTC No.4774
KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, 0006-, Feb 18.
NK super jamming stopped at 0006'14".
After that, I heard Korean, but NK jamming also existed.
Confirmed the ending of "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart) at 0014.
Confirmed the opening of "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses) at 0015.
In the morning, it is difficult to enjoy VOF because NK jamming is strong against VOF.
My audio (Edit 02:10) at https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4774.mp3
0006’00“-0006’30“/0014’10“-0015’50“
*NK super jamming stops after 00:14.

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR (sync on LSB): antenna: AN-12


4774.mp3
Re: Myanmar Radio on 9730 kHz. - Amano Feb 19 (Fri), 2021 16:10 UTC No.4775
MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, +1000’03“-1059’46“+, Feb 19 (Friday).
+1000’03“- The strong signal CNR1 stopped and I heard Burmese.
As time went on, the signal went up.
The frequency seemed to be a little higher, and the synchronous detection was sometimes off.
My audio (02:00) at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/8986.mp3
* 1055’25“-1057’25“

-1058’08“- A strong unmodulated wave came out, but I could hear Burmese behind the scenes.
-1059’46“+ CRI English has come out.
My audio (02:07) at https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4775.mp3
* 1058’08“-1100’15“
* The sound during the appearance of unmodulated waves was amplified and edited.

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR (sync on USB): antenna: AN-12


4775.mp3
Re: Myanmar Radio on 5985 kHz. - Ron Howard Feb 19 (Fri), 2021 16:40 UTC No.4776
MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1523-1530, Feb 17 (Wednesday); Buddhist chanting and singing bowl [audio
attached]; 1530-1559, English segment; somewhat readable; highlights:

1530 UT: Theme music; intro SA with usual frequencies listed.

1531-1540: News ("Public announcement from the information team of the State Administration Council"; police
report about those protesters who have been arrested; many items from the "information team of the State
Administration Council"; asking for the public's help to ID protesters; ending with the latest number of
COVID-19 cases in the county).

1540: "This is Myanmar Radio. Here is the weather news," along with "outlook for the next two days";
inspirational song by young people ("I Have A Dream").

1545: Program "Movie Soundtracks"; Justin Timberlake with "Can't Stop The Feeling," from the movie Trolls, etc.

1557: Wed's VOA Special English - "Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English"; meaning of "You get more
flies with honey than with vinegar" - transcript and audio streaming of the program is at http://bit.ly/2M12Net .

1559: Blocked by the start of CRI's strong signal.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire


4776.mp3
Re: Korea - Ron Howard Feb 24 (Wed), 2021 13:03 UTC No.4777
KOREA NORTH. 6135, strong super jamming returned here on Feb 16 and noted daily, till found gone on Feb 24.

KOREA SOUTH. 3480, Voice Of The People, 1418, Feb 20. Start of the "gohyang-e on pyeonji" program (A letter
that came to my hometown). My audio is at http://bit.ly/3kgUt74 . Thanks very much to "Pak" (Korean DXer) for the
program names ( https://radio.chobi.net/DX/DXNEWS/?res:74 ).

VOP: On Feb 22 (Monday), 3480 (this is always the best heard frequency - please listen to my above audio)
// 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1040; again with no changes this week.

VOH: On Feb 22 (Monday), 3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095, at 1045; all frequencies changed this week.

Voice of Freedom, on Feb 24, returned to alternate frequency of 5920 (ex 6045), from 1051+; only fair reception, due
to moderate OTH radar.

National Unity Radio, 7200, at 1144, on Feb 22 (Monday). One minute language lesson; started and ended with the
pop song "ABC" by the Jackson 5; spelled "h-o-w c-o-m-e," "How come you are here?"; not carried on the weekend;
excellent reception.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Voice of Freedom moved to 5920 kHz. - Amano Feb 25 (Thu), 2021 12:40 UTC No.4778
Hello! Ron-san
Thank you for your VOF’s QSY information from California.

VOF was at 6045 kHz from Jan 28 to Feb 23.
VOF stayed at 6045 kHz for less than a month.
Moved to 5920 kHz on Feb 24.
Hiroshi has also confirmed.
Reference : http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp/e142635.html

I confirmed today.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 0956-1002, Feb 25.
VOF SJ at 0956, and Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future)ending.
"Maeil geudaewa" (Everyday with you) opening at 1000.
NK jamming could not be confirmed yet.
My audio (06:30) at https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4778.mp3
*Some parts are difficult to hear due to local noise.

Amano
Saitama at home , JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12


4778.mp3
Re: Voice of Freedom - Ron Howard Feb 26 (Fri), 2021 09:34 UTC No.4779
VOF - Feb 26 - 5920 kHz. - *0753-0808 UTC - audio at http://bit.ly/2NH98fR .

Ron
(Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA; CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire)



Re: Voice of Freedom - Amano Feb 27 (Sat), 2021 14:01 UTC No.4780
Hallo! Ron-san
Thank you as always.

http://bit.ly/2NH98fR
What a great audio!
Below is the content that I confirmed by listening to your audio.
please refer to https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/?res:8991 .

I listened to VOF today as well.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 1155-1202, Feb 27.
After the end of "Aneun geos-i him-ida (Knowing is power)“, the time signal at 2100 KST/JST (1200 UTC).
After the time signal announcement and VOF station jingle, "Bodo gwangjang (News plaza) started.
My audio (01:47) at https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4780.mp3
00:00-00:35 1155’46“-1157’20“ UTC
00:35-01:47 1159’55“-1201’07“ UTC
*Time signal announcement : “Jayuuisolibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida.(We will inform you of 9 pm from the Voice of Freedom.)“

Amano
Saitama at home , JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR (Sync on LSB), antenna: AN-12


4780.mp3
Re: Korea - March 1 - Ron Howard Mar 01 (Mon), 2021 15:40 UTC No.4781
March 1 (Monday) observations:

KOREA NORTH. 6135, strong super jamming has again returned here, after being away for a short time; 6045 continues
with super jamming.

KOREA SOUTH. This weeks frequencies:

VOP: 3480 (this is always the best heard frequency) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1010; again with no changes this week.

VOH: 3980 // 4880 // 6000 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, at 1015; all frequencies changed this week.

Voice of Freedom, on 5920, good reception at 1340, with the 20 minutes program "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae"  
(Time travel, history exploration party), with the theme music by South Korean electronic group Idiotape - "Melodie"
("6 synthesizers and 1 drummer formed an electronic band Idiotape to play synth playingrock music" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emoadwiK4TM&feature=youtu.be ). Thanks again to Amano
for SAing the VOF programs. My four minute audio of today's show is at http://bit.ly/2MGPjF6 .

National Unity Radio, 7200, at 1140-1200, with special programming, preempted the usual one minute language lesson.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: CDNK North Korean Democratization Committee - Ron Howard Mar 04 (Thu), 2021 21:50 UTC No.4782
- - - - Posted to WOR iog by Ivo Ivanov:

UZBEKISTAN(non) CDNK North Korean Democratization Committee is a
new clandestine broadcast to North Korea via RTTM Telekom Tashkent

1340-1400 on 7580 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs dead air - March 4
1400-1405 on 7580 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs VERY STRONG NOISE*
1405-1416 on 7580 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Tue/Thu/Sat
1416-1418 on 7580 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs AGAIN STRONG NOISE
1418-1430 on 7580 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Tue/Thu/Sat

*NOT JAMMING - ANOTHER DEFECTIVE TRANSMITTER OF RTTM TELEKOM TASHKENT
Very good signal via SDR's Tambov & Novosibirsk, Russia on March 4.

- - - - Posted by me:

Hi Ivo,

Thanks very much for this info! Yes, I was fooled. Thought it was intermittent
heavy noise jamming. Appreciate the correct info.

My audio of the last six minutes of their Thursday broadcast is posted
at http://bit.ly/3c1NCKX .

Ron
California

- - - - - Also posted by me:

Website -  http://bit.ly/38aYlle . Also noted:

https://www.mygive.co.kr/mygive/landing/landing.jsp?uid=5157
"greetings - Hello, I am the North Korean Democratization Committee. The unification we must
achieve is a free reunification in which the founding ideologies of the Republic of Korea are
liberal democracy, free market economy, ROK-US companionship, and Christian entry theory.

North Korean defectors are connecting to North Korea's nine provinces, 211 cities and counties,
and 3,611 villages. Together with them, it is the time to achieve free unification right now,
and the time to achieve it. Please lead the turbulent era of unification together. Together,
you are the hope of unification."

Ron
California



Re: Yangon, Myanmar on March 5, with severe power disruptions - Ron Howard Mar 05 (Fri), 2021 19:14 UTC No.4786
MYANMAR[non-log]. 5985, Myanmar Radio, via Yangon. Checking 1330+ UT (8 PM local Yangon time),
on March 5; found still off the air past 1545 UT; unusual to find them silent. Searching online
for possible explanation, found the following answer:

https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/451311/myanmar-power-outage-reported-in-multiple-cities-nationwide-march-5

"Local sources indicate power outages are occurring in multiple cities nationwide as of the afternoon of March 5.
Reports suggest electrical disruptions are affecting Mandalay, Naypyidaw, and Yangon, among other cities.
Specific details are unclear. The disruptions occurred amid continued unrest and clashes between protesters
and security forces in multiple locations following the Feb. 1 military coup.

Severe commercial and transport disruptions are likely during the outages. Businesses without backup generators
may have to suspend operations. Traffic lights may not function, resulting in traffic disruptions. The power outage
may also prompt brief municipal water outages and interruptions to electronic water filtration systems. Lingering
disruptions are possible after power supplies resume."

Ron
California



Re: Radio Vanuatu with cyclone warnings #3 for cyclone Niran - Ron Howard Mar 06 (Sat), 2021 08:05 UTC No.4787
VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0600+ UT, March 6. Very interesting reception with mostly info about
tropical cyclone Niran; frequent cyclone warning #3 and info about cyclone Niran; fairly readable. My
seven minute audio is at http://bit.ly/3edOvTf .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Korea - Monday - March 8 - Ron Howard Mar 08 (Mon), 2021 09:42 UTC No.4789
March 8 (Monday) observations:

KOREA NORTH. 6135, strong super jamming, as well as on 6045, from 0650+ UT. Apparently no known clandestine
stations on these frequencies?

KOREA SOUTH. This weeks frequencies for March 8:

VOH: At 0730 UT, only three frequencies on the air with the weekday English language lesson; 3985 // 5995 // 6350.

VOP: 3480 (this is always the best heard frequency) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 0815 UT; again with
no changes this week.

VOH: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105, at 0810 UT; all frequencies changed this week.

Voice of Freedom, on 5920, fair reception (no jamming), at 0808 UT; heard shortly after their sign-on.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Radio Vanuatu off the air - Ron Howard Mar 08 (Mon), 2021 11:10 UTC No.4790
March 8 - Found Radio Vanuatu, off the air. Assume due to lack of electricity?

7260 - From tune-in at 0630+ UT, heard no RV signal.
 
3945, 7890 (harmonic), 11835 (harmonic) - From 0659+ UT, also with no signal through last check at 0820.
 
Ron
California

- - - - Reply from Rob Wagner (Australia):

"Yes, Ron, definitely off-air on all registered and non-registered frequencies. The website's Radio Vanuatu
online stream is working with full programming. And the TV station is still making news programs tonight which
can be accessed via the VBTC Facebook page. The TV news is not reporting electricity blackouts and the weather
report is for pleasant days ahead. The revamp of the transmitter site more than a year ago was supposed to have
a backup transmitter and antenna for emergency situations such as this.

I have sent a message through their Facebook page requesting more information. We shall see....."

and Rob later added:

"Ron, the other thing I forgot to mention is that the transmitter site is at Emten Lagoon, on the south-west side
of Efate Island. This is a coastal location and so there could well have been water inundation into the site."



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Mar 11 (Thu), 2021 13:31 UTC No.4792
KOREA SOUTH. 7200, National Unity Radio, 1147 UT, on March 10 (Wednesday). Checking for the normal 
weekday English language lesson, but instead found a brief Chinese language lesson; started and ended
with child singing Chinese jingle; mostly in Korean; gave a few words in Chinese and sentence - "Nǐ shì shéi?"
(Who are you?). My audio is at http://bit.ly/3l4kabg . On March 11, at 1145 UT, another Chinese language
lesson, so the English lessons are permanently gone?

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, via Kajang (on the west coast of the Malaysia peninsular - not from Sarawak),
1055-1059 UT, on March 10. The Islamic Maghrib (sunset prayer) call-to-prayer; fair-good. The call-to-prayer is
distinctively different from the routine reciting from the Qur'an and is only about 3-4 minutes long.

11665, Wai FM, via Kajang, 1031 UT, March 10. DJ in vernacular; again with the long standing very poor audio.
No one from this station seems to ever listen to their output!

MYANMAR. 5985, Radio Myanmar, on March 11, at 1155 & 1207 UT. Only hearing an open carrier (dead air).
 
PAPUA NEW GUINEA/BOUGAINVILLE[non-logs]. At 0916 & 0936 UT, on March 10. No NBC Madang (3260),
no NBC Bougainville (3325) and also no signal from Wantok Radio Light (7325).

TAIWAN. 6215 // 6230 // 6280, Sound of Hope, 1200 UT, on March 11. Unusually strong signal on all three
frequencies; SA "Xiwang zhi sheng guoji guangbo diantai" (Sound of Hope international broadcast station)
given twice (once by OM and once by YL); into the news; all with no CNR1 jamming, which is rarely heard
here; considerable QRN (static). My audio is at http://bit.ly/3l6V2kn .

UNIDENTIFIED. 6235-USB, 0644 UT, March 8. Chatting in French.    

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Amano Mar 12 (Fri), 2021 12:00 UTC No.4794
Hi Ron-san
Thank you as always for the wonderful audio.
I listened to your two audios.

KOREA SOUTH. 7200, National Unity Radio, 1147 UT, on March 10 (Wednesday).
Started and ended with child singing Chinese jingle.
Your audio is at http://bit.ly/3l4kabg . On March 11, at 1145 UT, another Chinese language lesson.

* Child singing Chinese jingle, the original song of this song is "好想你 (Hao xiang ni) I Miss You“ sung by 四葉草 (Joyce Chu).
She is a Malaysian singer.
I like this song.
https://youtu.be/fdQgPu3iUYk


TAIWAN. 6215 // 6230 // 6280, Sound of Hope, 1200 UT, on March 11.
Your audio is at http://bit.ly/3l6V2kn .

* What a very clear sound!
It's a nice catch. Ron-san
I found the original sound of your audio from the SOH website.
https://www.soundofhope.org/post/483140?lang=b5

Ron's audio 00:00-03:00 // 00:05-03:05 SOH website audio

The program name on the audio is "天下縦橫 Tianxia zong heng".
The names of the announcements for the two men and women are 陸濤 (Lu tao) and 方華 (Fang hua).

Between 01:04-01:26 in your audio, two announcers are announcing news contents.

In Chinese :
・拜登上任後 美中高官下週將首次會晤。
* Bai deng shangren hou mei zhong gaoguan xia zhou jiang shouci huiwu.
・美國國務卿承諾 邀請臺灣出席民主峯會 推動參與世衛。
* Meiguo guowuqing chengnuo yaoqing taiwan chuxi minzhu feng hui tuidong canyu shi wei.
・中國種豬九成是“洋後代” 面臨被“卡脖子”風險。
* Zhongguo zhongzhu jiu cheng shi “yang houdai” mianlin bei “qia bozi” fengxian.
・日本媒體報道 311大地震後 臺日友誼加深。
* Riben meiti baodao san-yao-yao (311) da dizhen houtai ri youyi jiashen.
・美國參衆兩院分別提出法案:制止強摘器官。
* Meiguo can zhong liang yuan fenbie tichu fa'an: Zhizhi qiang zhai qiguan.

In English:
* U.S. and Chinese officials will meet for the first time next week after Biden takes office.
* The U.S. Secretary of State promised to invite Taiwan to attend the Democracy Summit and promote participation in the WHO.
* Ninety percent of Chinese breeding pigs are "foreign descendants" facing the risk of being "stuck".
* Japanese media reported that Taiwan-Japan friendship deepened after the 311 earthquake.
* The two houses of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives respectively proposed bills to stop forced organ harvesting.

PS : Ten years have passed since the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake.
I feel that the days have passed very quickly.

Amano
Saitama, JAPAN



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Mar 12 (Fri), 2021 23:30 UTC No.4795
Amano - What great information you are providing to me!! Am most appreciative! You are the BEST!!! Ron

"China: In the past, there were differing reports about the language lessons at CNR-17. One variant said that Russian lessons were broadcast in the first half of the month and English in the second half. The other variant said that the languages were changing from day to day, with Russian on just days and English on odd days. Today, 9 March 2021, 
I heard a lesson in English:

210309 6145 1720 0903 CHN CNR-17, Kasach., Englisch-Kurs (!) //9630 25322 HjBi
210309 9630 1720 0903 CHN CNR-17, Kasach., Englisch-Kurs (!) //6145 25322 HjBi

"There is/was/will be water/milk in the bottle. There is/was/will be money in my wallet. I have/had/will have [in some sentences missing: a] book. I don’t have [missing: a] book/it. Do you have [missing: a] book/it?"
(Dr Hansjoerg Biener 9 March 2021" - Posted to WOR iog)

Here is my log of the English language lesson on CNR17 today:

CHINA. 6145 // 9630, CNR17, on March 12. From 1721 to 1738 UT, in Kazakh, with an English language lesson;
the usual multi-language intro ("Hi. Hello. Nǐ hǎo [Chinese for "Hello"], How are you?," "Welcome to RSR[?]");
strong whistling; "It is a fine day today," "smaller - taller," "I am better today," "better - best," "I am better than
you," "My car is . .", "My house is . .," "My room is not as clean as yours," etc.; somewhat readable; 9630 many
times stronger than 6145. My audio is at http://bit.ly/3eEmVPz .

Also heard this today:

TAIWAN. 6215, Sound of Hope, 1448-1459 UT, on March 12. Continuing to have much better than normal reception;
very unique segment today with a considerable amount of English by a native speaker, about economics. Very rare
to catch English here. My audio is at http://bit.ly/3ezznQf .  

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Radio Vanuatu with a new schedule - Ron Howard Mar 14 (Sun), 2021 08:44 UTC No.4796
VANUATU. 11835 (harmonic), Radio Vanuatu. Thanks very much for the timely alert from Rob Wagner
(Australia); on March 14 (Sunday), with a new schedule; ex: 7260 kHz. and formerly 11835 was
*0659 UT. Some highlights from today's reception:

0533-0549 UT: Tuned in to hear a Bible story told in Bislama.

0549-0602: Religious music and songs.

0602-0622: A talk in Bislama about family issues; much of it with English words ("family bonding . . loyalty
to each other . . be loyal and faithful . . be understanding of other opinions . . respect their rights . . choose
our own friends and music," etc.); ended with a prayer for the family.

0631+: PSA in Bislama for cyclone preparedness; into music program.

0702: SA and "Welcome to Vanuatu's National News Hour," with news in Bislama.

Much of the time equal strength to // harmonic 7890 kHz.

Ron
California



Re: Taiwan - Fu Hsing BS - Suspected to have a new schedule? - Ron Howard Mar 18 (Thu), 2021 13:12 UTC No.4806

TAIWAN. 9410 // 9774, Fu Hsing BS, 0832-1000* UT, on March 18 (Thursday). Tuned in looking for and
expecting to find 0900*, but that didn't happen. Possibly a new schedule? In the past, it was only on Sunday
they ran to 1000*, otherwise was 0900*; announcers in Chinese and playing a fair amount of Chinese songs;
poor to very poor reception, as this is challenging DX for me; too weak to confirm SA, but the off frequency
and being in parallel helps a lot. Really needs more monitoring to confirm what is actually happening with them.  

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Mar 19 (Fri), 2021 02:02 UTC No.4807
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on March 18, cut off at 1204:30* UT; continuing to cut off about
5 seconds earlier every day.

KOREA SOUTH. 7200, National Unity Radio, 1146 UT, on March 18 (Thursday). Brief Chinese language
lesson; started and ended with Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“; mostly in Korean; gave a
few words in Chinese and a sentence using the words - "Nǐ shēntǐ zěnme yàng?" "Hǎo" ("How is your
health?," a greeting in Chinese, with the answer "good"). "Hǎo" reception! My audio attached.

VANUATU. 3945, Radio Vanuatu, 1112+, March 18. From about March 10, have noted RV doesn't turn
off the transmitter after the audio stops about 1100; just hearing an open carrier (dead air). About 1150,
Echo of Unification's transmitter is turned on for their 1200+ programming, blocking the RV carrier.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire


4807.mp3
Re: R. Pilipinas - Special coverage of joint meeting - Ron Howard Mar 19 (Fri), 2021 21:51 UTC No.4808
 
PHILIPPINES. 15190, R. Pilipinas. Thanks to Jose Ronaldo Xavier (Brazil) for reporting the reactivation of
the frequency that had been off the air for quite a while; heard on March 19, with strong test tone at 1728 UT;
at 1730, choral NA; prayer regarding COVID-19; SA + schedule + frequencies; special program, preempting
regular programs; 1733-1815, with speech by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte before the joint meeting of the
National Task Force and Regional Task Force to end local communist armed conflict; anti-communist speech;
flowing between English and Filipino/Tagalog; Internet coverage of the entire event - http://bit.ly/38YA2au .
Noted // 9925 // 12120, both poor. My 10 minute audio of a portion of President Duterte's speech is posted
at http://bit.ly/3c0avjc .  

Ron
California



Re: Korea - Monday - March 22 - Ron Howard Mar 22 (Mon), 2021 21:12 UTC No.4814
Here are my March 22 (Monday) Korea observations:

KOREA NORTH. From 0710+ UT, noted 6045 and 6135, continuing to have super jamming.

KOREA SOUTH. Frequencies for this week:  

VOH: At 0941 UT, only three frequencies on the air; all well heard; 3985 // 5995 // 6350; news stories
in English and Korean; a new time for this segment; formerly 0741 and 1141. Do not know what the new
news schedule is? Later at *1000, found 4880 // 6245 // 9095.

VOP: At 0946 UT, only three frequencies on the air; 3480 // 3910 // 4450. Later at 1001, found 
3930 // 6520 // 6600.

Voice of Freedom: At 0930 UT, on 5920; fair-good reception (no jamming), with "Hanminjog tong-illo 
milaelo" program (Korean people, to unity, to the future).

BTW - Radio Vanuatu was off the air March 22, checking their frequencies from 0545 through 0955 UT. 
Also off the air was NBC Madang (3260), silent now for a long time; NBC Bougainville (3325), also a 
long time absent; and no signal at all on 7325 (Wantok Radio Light), at 0915 UT.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: North Korea - KCBS on new 6160 kHz. - Ron Howard Mar 24 (Wed), 2021 11:41 UTC No.4816

KOREA NORTH. new frequency 6160, KCBS, 0733+ UT, on March 24. Thanks very much to Hiroshi
for this timely tip; tuned in to hear very good reception; it was not till about 0940, that I had positive
confirmation was // 3320, which was much weaker than the strong 6160. Hiroshi speculates that this
new frequency is ex: 6400, which would seem right.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: North Korea - Pyongyang BS on new 6160 kHz. - Ron Howard Mar 24 (Wed), 2021 14:10 UTC No.4818
Sorry, is Pyongyang BS. Thanks to Mauno for the correction! Ron



Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom back on 6045 kHz., along with N. Korea super jamming - Ron Howard Mar 25 (Thu), 2021 15:47 UTC No.4819

KOREA SOUTH. back on alternate frequency 6045 (ex: 5920), at 1437 UT, March 25. N. Korean
super jamming dominates this frequency, so very poor VOF reception. Recently sent Jamie LaBadia,
the radio engineer who installed the VOF's SW transmitter, an audio clip of my recent 5920 reception.
He was very pleased to learn the VOF signal was still strong and the audio very good, along with no
jamming. Sad that VOF has again moved to 6045, which is a terrible frequency assignment.

Ex: 5920, heard with strong Vatican Radio signal, via Philippines, with Hindi music, so no VOF QRM!.

Ron
California  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - sat_dxer Mar 25 (Thu), 2021 16:00 UTC No.4820
Noted 6160kHz w/good signal KK 1550z & time pips 1600z 25 Mar /21 



Re: North Korea - Pyongyang BS on new 6160 kHz. - Amano Mar 28 (Sun), 2021 07:05 UTC No.4822
Hi Ron-san and sat_dxer,

Thank you for the information on 6160 kHz Pyongyang BS.
Pyongyang BS on 6160 kHz, I also checked it out.

KOREA NORTH. 6160, Pyongyang BS, -1800* UT, on March 27 (Saturday).
The music faded out after 1759 UT, and the station ID and time announcement.
The announcement is "평양방송 입니다. 3시를 알려드겠습니다. (Pyeong-yang bangsong-ibnida. Se-sileul allyeodeugessseubnida)“.
* “3시(Se-si)“ is 0300 PYT (1800 UTC)
After the time signal, Pyongyang BS stopped.
After that, the CRI German program started.
There was an announcement of CRI German ID "Dies ist Radio China International".
My audio (02:00) is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4705.mp3 .

Pyongyang BS, which existed at 6400 kHz, stopped at 1800 UT.
The current 6160 kHz also stops at 1800 UT.
Since Pyongyang BS appeared at 6160 kHz, 6400 kHz is still stopped, so the possibility of ex: 6400 is very high.

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR: antenna: AN-12



Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom back on 6045 kHz., along with N. Korea super jamming - Amano Mar 28 (Sun), 2021 07:10 UTC No.4823
Ron-san
Thank you as always.

VOF on 6045 kHz,
it was late, but I also checked it out.

KOREA SOUTH. back on alternate frequency 6045 (ex: 5920), at +0009-0017 UT, March 28 (Sunday).
+0009’26“- N.Korea super jamming has stopped.
I heard the ending of "Bodo gwangjang (News plaza) “.
-0010’00“- "Ma-eum-e swimpyo (Resting heart)“ has started.
-0015’00“- "Dodbogilo boneun sesang (The world through a magnifying glasses)“ has started.
My audio (0009-0011 UT) is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9008.mp3 .

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR: antenna: AN-12



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Mar 29 (Mon), 2021 03:44 UTC No.4824
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, on March 28; a rare day with some actual audio.

1110 UT - After the news in Chinese, ending with the distinctive national song “Bagimu Negeri” (For You Our Country).

1307 - After the news in English, ending with the national song “Bagimu Negeri”; followed by "Today In History."
 
1409 - After the news in Bahasa Indonesia, ending with the national song “Bagimu Negeri.” My local sunrise
was at 1359 UT.

Very nice to find VOI is still playing this patriotic song after every news broadcast. Unable to hear // 4749.95,
via Cimanggis/Jakarta due to heavy QRM there.    

KOREA SOUTH. 9095, Echo of Hope - VOH, 0539 UT, on March 26. News headlines in English; news in English
and Korean. March 27 (Saturday), weekend schedule at 1131, with the usual reading in English and Korean
of a "Harry Potter" story.

7200, National Unity Radio [non-log], checking 1102 UT, on March 28, to find they have finally left this frequency,
so it is now clear for ham use.

LAOS[non-log]. 6130, Lao National Radio. Recently (including March 28) at 1200 UT, checking here for any trace
of the LNR ringing of bell/gong 7 times, but clearly only Tibet being heard (// 6200), with no hint of any QRM. LNR
has been gone for a long time now!

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, via Kajang (on the west coast of the Malaysia peninsular - not from Sarawak), at
1050-1053 UT, on March 28. The distinctive Islamic Maghrib (sunset prayer) call-to-prayer; later at 1159-1202, the
Isa'a (night prayer) call-to-prayer; these are just two of the five daily Islamic prayers: fair.

11665, Wai FM, via Kajang, 1029 UT, March 28. Finally the audio quality is somewhat better than had recently been
broadcast.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA/BOUGAINVILLE[non-logs]. At 1117 UT, on March 28. Again found no signal at all from either
NBC Madang (3260), nor NBC Bougainville (3325 - see INDONESIA). Both have been silent for quite a while now,
especially Bougainville.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Mar 29 (Mon), 2021 15:35 UTC No.4825
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, on March 29, with the second consecutive
day of audio. Nice!

1212 UT - After the news in Japanese, ending with the distinctive national song “Bagimu Negeri” (For You
Our Country).

1307+ - After the news in English, ending with the national song “Bagimu Negeri”; followed by "Today In
History" (this date in 2010, the Moscow Metro bombings, etc.); "Indonesian Wonders," "Let's Speak
Bahasa Indonesia" ("The house is white. The houses here are green," etc.); "Music Corner"; many SAs,
giving this frequency; several PSA's in BI for COVID-19.
 
KOREA SOUTH. March 29 (Monday) - Frequencies for this week:  

VOH: 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, at 1035 UT.

VOP: 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1030 UT.

Voice of Freedom: 6045, at 1040 UT and mixing badly with N. Korea super jamming.
6135, was clear frequency at 1040, but at 1159 re-check, heard super jamming here again; SJ is on the
air rather erratically!

TAIWAN. 6214.92v, Sound of Hope, 1400 UT, March 29. The now normal, very nice fair reception; never
with any time pips; usual ID and into the news in Chinese. Sorry, I have been rather cavalier about reporting
this frequency; in the past it was often slightly on the low side of 6215, but today, more so than usual.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Apr 01 (Thu), 2021 15:34 UTC No.4827
Greetings from warm Monterey, California! Yesterday and today in low 20's Celsius :))

AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on March 31, at 0915 UT. Pop song; Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through
The Grapevine"; heard at a level that allowed for easy IDing of songs.

CHINA. 4900 & 4940, Voice of Strait, 0908+ UT, March 31. Tuned in to find prominent open carriers,
long before their programming audio started.

7345, The Voice of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (CNR7), 1200 UT, April 1. Time
pips and full SA with distinctive "FM" references, identical to Amano's informative posting -
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4805 . Formerly was CNR1 here. My audio is at http://bit.ly/3fzjOIP .  
       
9630, CNR17, from 1716 to 1725 UT, on March 31. In Kazakh, with an English language lesson; the usual
multi-language intro ("Hi. Hello. Nǐ hǎo [Chinese for "Hello"], How are you?," "Welcome to RSR[?]"); strong
whistling; "Monday evening we went to . . ," "Last day of the year," "We went to the town center to welcome
the New Year," etc.; not very readable; unable to hear // 6145.

11835, CNR2. As Glenn has already mentioned:

"VANUATU. 11835, March 25 at 0606, JBA carrier presumed R. Vanuatu, 3945 x 3; but nothing heard on
7890 = 3945 x 2. Will 11835 have a CCI problem in A-21? Yes, tentative HFCC shows nothing on 11835 but
CNR China, 150 kW, 257 degrees from  Xi`an site at 0000-1300! There was nothing at all in B-20 (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)"

March 30 (Tuesday), heard Radio Vanuatu (harmonic), CNR2 and CODAR mixing together at 0508 UT, on 11835;
with RV playing island music; noted CNR2 going off the air after the 0600* time pips; yes, CNR2 is not always
on past 0600+. On March 31, did hear them on long after 0600+. Not sure just what the CNR2 schedule is?
Which days have 0600*? Happy to still find CNR2, at BoH, with their usual brief English SA - "This is C-N-R
Business Radio," which is not given at ToH.

KOREA SOUTH. new 9475, National Unity Radio, 1249-1250 UT, on April 1 (Thursday), ex: 7200. Brief Chinese
language lesson; started and ended with Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“; mostly in Korean; gave
a few words in Chinese and a sentence using the words; poor, as N. Korea jamming had already started here by
1150. This seems rather strange to me, as the whole time they were on 7200, they were never jammed (not even
once!).

PHILIPPINES. 15190, R. Pilipinas, *1730-1929* UT, May 31. Started out very poor, but later was mostly fair; in Filipino/
Tagalog with long segment about the Philippine national COVID-19 vaccination plan; // 9925 (unusable) // 12120
(partly readable).

TAIWAN. 9410 // 9774, Fu Hsing BS, 0859* UT, March 31. In Chinese and playing some music; at 0843, had a brief
language lesson, with words being repeated, but too weak to tell the language; poor reception, but improving by
sign off.

THAILAND. 5875, RT, 1139 UT, April 1. Still hearing Thai at this time, so the new schedule has not started yet!

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(25) :: - Ron Howard Apr 01 (Thu), 2021 23:18 UTC No.4828
PHILIPPINES. 15190, R. Pilipinas, *1730-1929* UT

Is really March 31. Sorry! Ron




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