Klingenfuss News 2019

Dear friends,

we’re now working on our new products

– 2020 Shortwave Frequency Guide
– 2020 Super Frequency List on CD
– 2020 Frequency Database for the Perseus LF-HF Software-Defined
Receiver
– Supplement January 2020 to the 2019/2020 Guide to Utility Radio
Stations

to be published on 10 December 2019.

Full-resolution title page graphics can be found at
www.klingenfuss.org/r_2020.jpg and www.klingenfuss.org/r_2020.pdf
www.klingenfuss.org/s_2020.gif and www.klingenfuss.org/s_2020.pdf

If you are able to supply additional new frequencies and stations,
your cooperation would be highly appreciated. Please let us have your
data by 25 October 2019.

The printed Supplement, with 700+ new frequencies and stations
monitored throughout 2019, will be attached free to all copies of the
2019/2020 Guide to Utility Radio Stations sold after 1 January 2020.
Those customers that did acquire the 2019/2020 Guide to Utility Radio
Stations before that date may download the pertinent .PDF file free
from our website, after 1 January 2020.

Says Howard E Michel WB2ITX, Chief Executive Officer of the American
Radio Relay League, in QST September 2019: “Kiwi-SDR … the
blending of modern, low-cost open-source computer hardware and
software with ham radio … This technology is accessible to
virtually everyone, everywhere.” More than 460 free receivers
worldwide are currently linked e.g. on sdr.hu! Our article “Internet-
controlled SDRs”, focusing on the reception of fascinating HF utility
radio stations, is available at www.klingenfuss.org/websdr.pdf .

HF is dead! Really? We’ve been told so … for 52 years ;-))) Anyway,
the brandnew HFDL station in South Korea is extremely busy – 24/7 on
8 frequencies – since 27 March 2019 … More than 800 new digital
data decoder screenshots will be published on our 2020 Super
Frequency List on CD … To be continued!

The incessantly updated product Digital Data Decoder Screenshots on
USB Stick now covers more than 17,700 (seventeen thousand seven
hundred!) screenshots from 1997 to today. Feed your PC or Tablet with
this data, and the “slide show” will keep you busy for a few days –
or weeks!

Info via A-DX

RADIO STATIONS IN THE UK & IRELAND – NEW 27TH EDITION

RADIO STATIONS IN THE UK & IRELAND – NEW 27TH EDITION

The new edition of BDXC’s ever-popular Radio Stations in the UK & Ireland
is now available. This comprehensive 72-page directory of UK mediumwave
and FM radio stations covers all BBC, commercial, and community radio
stations as well as low power AM/FM services operating with long-term
licences. It is a must for anyone interested in UK & Irish radio.
Features include:

* Station listings by both frequency and name *
* Community Radio and Low Power AM/FM services *
* Frequencies cross-reference to show\\channels *
* Transmitter sites & powers, web sites, DAB station listings *
* Separate section covers RTE and independent stations in Ireland *

PRICE per copy: UK GBP4.50 Europe: GBP7.00 or 9 Euro;
Rest of World GBP8.00 or $11 US dollars

SPECIAL OFFER: Two copies only GBP7.50 (UK) ; GBP11 or 14 Euro
(Europe) (UK cheque/Postal Orders payable to “British DX Club”. Paypal,
cash or IRCs also welcome)

Please send all orders to:
British DX Club, 19 Park Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6PF, U.K. Europe
Paypal to
Enquiries to

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World Radio TV Handbook 2019 Published 7 December 2018 – Order your copy today!

World Radio TV Handbook 2019
Published 7 December 2018 – Order your copy today!

We are delighted to announce the publication of the 73rd edition of WRTH.

For full details of WRTH 2019 and to order a copy please visit our website at www.wrth.com where you can also order the B18 WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide on CD and Download.

WRTH 2019 is also available for pre-order, for readers in the USA, from Amazon.com or Universal Radio in Ohio.

I hope you enjoy using this new edition of WRTH and the new CD.

Best regards,

Nicholas Hardyman

Publisher

WRTH update A18

We are pleased to announce that the Summer (A18) broadcasting schedules file is now ready for free download. This file is in PDF format (you will need a program that is capable of reading the PDF format, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.). Please visit http://www.wrth.com and follow the links for ‘updates’. The file is called: WRTH2018IntRadioSuppl2_A18Schedules.pdf
The A18 schedules file contains the broadcasting schedules of over 200 International and Clandestine/target broadcasters; International LW/MW/SW transmitter sites table; International DRM broadcasts; Selected language broadcasts; a ‘by frequency’ table of every frequency used by each station in the main schedule section.
We hope this file will be not only be a useful companion to the printed WRTH, but will also prove indispensable as a standalone source of information.
Best wishes and happy listening/DXing
WRTH (World Radio TV Handbook) Editorial team.

World Radio TV Handbook 2017 Published 5 December 2016

World Radio TV Handbook 2017
Published 5 December 2016 – Order your copy today!
We are delighted to announce the publication today of the 71st edition of WRTH.
For full details of WRTH 2017 and to order a copy please visit our website at www.wrth.com where you can also order the B16 WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide on CD and Download.
WRTH 2017 is also available for pre-order, for readers in the USA, from Amazon or Universal Radio in Ohio.
I hope you enjoy using this new edition of WRTH and the new CD.
Best regards,
Nicholas Hardyman Publisher bia Facebook

208 closedown tonight – special programme just announced!

Mike Knight just wrote this evening on the Radio Luxembourg 208 fans Facebook Group:

I have just been informed that TONIGHT at midnight UK time (1am CET) the Mike Hollis produced closedown from 1991 (which I recently edited) will be played on 1440kHz/208m !!! – on the final day that 208 will be on air – you will have on last chance to listen to the famous 208 DJs on that famous frequency before they switch it off.

Huge thanks to my friends at RTL for arranging this – you know who you are.

Wow! – I am so happy that RTL are doing this.

19th edition of the “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook

19th edition of the popular “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook, published by St. Petersburg DX Club, has been recently released. The handbook features all radio stations transmitting programmes in the Russian language in AM bands (on long, medium and short waves) at present, both from Russia and abroad. Station listings include frequency and programme schedules, transmitter location and power, target areas, postal addresses, phone/fax numbers, Web sites, social network pages, e-mail addresses as well as QSL policy info. The schedules are generally valid until March 27 2015 (i.e. during B15 broadcasting season).
The Handbook is in Russian and distributed as a hard copy only. Volume is 64 pages of A5 size. Please address your purchase requests and questions to St. Petersburg DX Club:
Alexander Beryozkin, P.O.Box 463, St. Petersburg, 190000, Russia
or by e-mail: dxspb[at]nrec.spb.ru.
The price is 5 EUR or 6 USD (including delivery by registered mail).
Your comments and suggestions regarding the handbook contents are always welcome.

Alexander Beryozkin
St. Petersburg DX Club

Info via HCDX

The Radio Africa Network

We are excited to announce our updated frequency for October 2015 – May 2015 (sic). The new broadcasting frequency is 21675 kHz on the 13 meter band. Tune in and be blessed!

(The Radio Africa Network broadcasts from Okeechobee, Florida).

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PLAGIARISM AND FAKE RADIO RECEPTION REPORTS?

PLAGIARISM AND FAKE RADIO RECEPTION REPORTS?
Yessiree. There are a few DXers out there who in the pursuit of a QSL have the gall to fabricate a reception report. The phenomenon, if it can be called that, is nothing new. It is as old as radio itself.
Why address the subject? Well, a few days back a fellow DXer and free-radio operator called it to my attention. He informed me of an individual who, apparently after reading my blog entry for his station, decided to pass off a reception report as his own. The station alerted me and promptly asked the guy to submit an audio file of the transmission. Guess what? He couldn’t produce it.
Wait a minute! He could have sourced the Internet for an audio file and produced a sample, right? It does happen. I actually had one young man do just that. He submitted a file of WWV and CHU on frequencies for times normally not received in his quarter, yet he tried to pass it off as genuine. How did I know it was fake, aside from the obvious physics? The audio file — stolen from a fellow radio listener — still had the original Box or Soundcloud name attached to it.
Even with the advent of remote web-receivers some DXers attempt to pass off the remote RX location as their home RX location. A diligent station engineer/operator will immediately recognise this for what it is — a bogus or less than accurate report. Why hide the obvious fact? There is no shame in stating the actual RX location, even if it is remotely observed. Simply keep one’s home and remote QSLs in separate categories. Be honest.
Now, it is possible to submit a reception report to a station, honestly believing it is a particular broadcaster. The time, frequency and language of the broadcaster all seem to be the station. Unfortunately after either submitting a report or further listening, usually days later, one discovers the error. It happens. I have done it more than a few times myself over the decades. Yet, I will fess up and duly note my error.
Folks, honesty is more priceless than any QSL, however prized it may be. No DX contest for X number of stations, X number of countries is worth sacrificing one’s integrity. Be patient and diligent in DXing. It’s like fishing. It takes time, calculation and patience. And the results are far more rewarding when one knows it was a genuine catch.
Happy DXing!!!

18th edition of the “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook

18th edition of the popular “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook, edited by the St. Petersburg DX Club, has been released. The Handbook features all (or almost all) radio stations that transmit programs in the Russian language on short and medium waves at present, both from Russia and abroad. Station listings include frequency and programme schedules, transmitter location and power, target areas, postal addresses, phone/fax numbers, Web sites, social network pages, e-mail addresses as well as QSL policy info. The schedules are generally valid until October 25, 2015 (i.e. the end of A15 broadcasting season).
The Handbook is written in Russian language and is distributed as a hard copy only. Volume is 56 pages of A5 size. Please address your purchase requests to:
Alexander Beryozkin, P.O.Box 463, St. Petersburg, 190000, Russia
or by e-mail: dxspb[at]nrec.spb.ru.
The price is 7 EUR or 8 USD (including delivery by registered mail).
Your comments and suggestions regarding the Handbook contents are always welcome!

Alexander Beryozkin
St. Petersburg DX Club

Info via HCDX