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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






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