NASB Shortwave Listener Survey

New NASB Shortwave Listener Survey, is now online. The purpose of the survey is to gather demographic and other information about shortwave listeners in North America and around the world. Questions deal with listener preferences regarding shortwave stations, programming, receivers, DRM and much more. The NASB is requesting and encouraging all shortwave publications and websites to place a link to the survey, which will be online until May of 2011. The survey results will be announced to the public at the 2011 NASB annual meeting.

The URL for links to the survey is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6LRVLJ7

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BDXC

The various frequency listings which are maintained on the British DX Club web site have now been updated for May 2010:

*Guide to DX & Media Programmes
*Africa on Shortwave
*Middle East on Shortwave
*UK on Shortwave
*South Asia on the Tropical Bands
*External Services on Mediumwave

The above can all be found on the Articles Index at:
http://www.bdxc.org.uk

We are also pleased to announce the publication of the A-10 edition of Broadcasts in English which can now be ordered from the club – see Home page for details.
(Copies were sent to club members on Friday and should be delivered this week)

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RTI T-shirt contest

Radio Taiwan International (RTI) is giving away a limited number of t-shirts and Special QSL Cards to the listeners around the world to thank you for the support of the radio station under “Listen to RTI and Win a T-shirt” Contest.
To enter for a chance to win a t-shirt, you can send an email or a reception report about the reception condition in your part of the world. RTI will send you a Qualified Shortwave Listener (QSL) card along with a contest entry card. Return the contest entry card back to RTI with your name and mailing address. There is no limit to the number of entries listeners can send. Photocopies of the card, however, will not be accepted..
Deadline : Mail your contest entry card to RTI with a postmark between April 1, 2010 and August 15, 2010 to enter the drawing.
More Details on :http://www.rti.org.tw/big5/2010Activity/2010QSL/english.aspx
Enjoy RTI and win the contest

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RHC Habana 5040 Khz

Just found the following announcement on the Radio Havana website at http://www.radiohc.cu/ingles/a_noticiasdecuba/10/marzo/19/cuba6.htm

“Radio Havana Cuba to Broadcast on Tropical Band

Havana, March 19 (RHC)– Beginning Monday, March 22nd, Radio Havana Cuba will broadcast on the Tropical Band of shortwave frequencies. The international radio station’s programming in Spanish, English, French, Creole and Esperanto will be heard throughout Cuba, as well as in the southern part of the United States, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and the northern part of South America.

Listeners will be able to tune in to Radio Havana Cuba between the hours of 23:00 UTC and 11:00 UTC the following day on 5040 Khz. ”

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World DX Club E-membership

The World DX Club is pleased to announce that we can now offer E-Membership of the World DX Club at a considerably reduced rate compared to standard postal rates.

E-Membership will entitle you to receive Contact Magazine by a downloadable pdf file. Each month you will be sent a password to enable you to downloadthat month’s issue from the World DX Club webpages. Note that E- Members will not receive postal copies of the magazine.

For details of E-Membership rates, and on how you can join the World DX Club, just go to http://www.worlddxclub.org.uk.

You can also download a free sample copy of a recent issue of Contactmagazine on that page.

The World DX Club was founded in 1968, and the first edition of Contactpublished by the club was mailed soon afterwards. Today, the club continues to publish Contact Magazine every month, consisting of up to 56 pages containing station logs, news, information and comment about radio and radio broadcasts – primarily, but not exclusively, international shortwave radio.

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The Disco Palace

New station via TDP in DRM on shortwave: The Disco Palace:

Broadcast

“Feel the music” and get surrounded by the disco beat, listen every day to “The Disco Palace” on your digital radio, the maximum level of audio quality that you find in the market.

We broadcast in the DRM-standard (Digital Radio Mondiale).

Broadcast Frequency
Europe from 1400-1500 UTC 6015 kHz
North America from 2000-2100 UTC 17755 kHz

Check website: http://www.thediscopalace.com/

New paper on Cuban spies use of shortwave numbers stations

Dirk Rijmenants has published a 10 page paper:
Cuban Agent Communications, Failure of a Perfect System.
Several Cuban spies in the United States, who received instruction from Cuba via shortwave numbers stations, were recently arrested. How did they fail?

Download link on his blog, also can be downloaded on his website, which is linked to, Dirk Rijmenants’ Cipher Machines and Cryptology,
Historical and Technical Information about Crypto Machines, Cryptology and Free Software Simulations.

Blog entry:
http://rijmenants.blogspot.com/2010/02/cuban-agent-communications.html

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Shortwave Radio Meetings 2010

Shortwave Radio Meetings – 2010

Date: February 27 (1430-1700 BST)
Location: Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, England
Organization: Reading International Radio Group
Expected Attendance: 20
More info: www.bdxc.org.uk
Note: these Reading DX meetings are held with 1-2 months interval. Next ones: 10 April, 5 June, 24 July

Dates: March 5-6
Location: Kulpsville, PA, USA
Organzation: Winter SWL Fest
Expected Attendance: 200
More Info: www.swlfest.com

Dates: May
Location: Ontario, Canada
Oganisation: National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters
More Info: www.shortwave.org (pages under construction)

Dates: May 14-16
Location: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Organization: Dayton Hamvention
Expected Attendance: 20,000
More Info: www.hamvention.org

Dates: June 4-6
Location: Vejers Beach, Jutland, Denmark
Description: The annual general meeting of DSWCI and listening camp
Organization: Danish Short Wave Club International
Expected Attendance: 30
More Info: www.dswci.org

Dates: June/July
Location: Sweden
Description: The annual DX-Parliament of Swedish DXers
Organization: Swedish DX Federation
Expected Attendance: 30
More Info: www.sdxf.org

Dates: June 25-27
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Description: Ham Radio, biggest annual hamfest in Europe

Dates: July
Location: Mexico
Description: The Annual Mexican DX Meeting
Expected Attendance: 50
More Info:

Dates: August 6-8
Location: Haapavesi, Central Finland
Description: The Annual Summer Meeting
Organization: The Finnish DX Association
Expected Attendance: 70
More Info: www.sdxl.org

Dates: August 21-23
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Organization: Tokyo Ham Fair
Expected Attendance: 30000

Dates: September 3-8
Location: Berlin, Germany
Name: IFA Internationale Funkausstellung
Description: Consumer Electronics Fair – Including Radios

Dates: September 10-14
Location: Amsterdam, Holland
Name: IBC Expo,
Description: Media trade show

Dates: September 30-October 3
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Description: European DX Conference
Organization: European DX Council/Voice of Turkey
Expected Attendance: 50
More Info: www.edxc.org

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Special QSLs for the 14th Birthday of the Electronic DXPress

To commemorate the 14th birthday of the Electronic DX Press Radio Monitoring Association (EDXP) on January 4, 2010, special QSLs are now being issued for all correct reception reports received up to the end of 2010 for the “Radio EDXP” programs hosted by various international shortwave broadcasters, titled “The Australian DX Report”.

The full colour QSLs show Australian scenes and wildlife, and indicate the actual transmitter location and the name of the host broadcaster.

“Radio EDXP” is the EDXP’s long-time broadcasting service, offering news reports and schedule updates about international broadcasting, propagation, and monitoring.

Host broadcasters include:
– Worldwide Christian Radio (WWCR) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Every week, on Sundays, at 0300-0315 and on Mondays at 1245-1300
– The Voice of the Andes, HCJB, Quito, Ecuador, each month during the “DX Party Line” English program. The DXPL is broadcast over HCJB-Australia (Kunnunurra, Western Australia), WWCR, WRMI and IRRS (Slovakia)
– World Harvest Radio International – T8WH Palau, and WHRI Indiana, monthly during the “DXing with Cumbre” English program
– Adventist World Radio worldwide network, every month, during the
“Wavescan” program, on weekends. This may be heard over transmitters in Guam, Germany, and WRMI.

Reports must include sufficient details for validation purposes, and
indicate the date (UTC), time (UTC), frequency, quality of reception, and interference effects, and should be sent to:
Radio EDXP, 404 Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert, Victoria 3127, Australia

Return postage is mandatory – A$2 in mint Australian stamps (for Australian addresses), one IRC or US$1 elsewhere

E-QSLs

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Radio EDXP electronic QSLs are also available and reports may be submitted either by Email, to bobpadula@mydesk.net.au or via the on-line Reception Report Template at http://edxp.org

E-QSLs are “picked up” at a special Website notified by EDXP. Return postage is not required for E-QSLs.
Radio EDXP is also available via the Internet, with a new episode produced each week, and may be accesssed at http://airm.edxp.org

Full details are at http://edxp.org
The EDXP pioneered the use of electronic mail in Australia for collaboration between members, and celebrated its 14th birthday on January 4, 2010, moving into its 15th year of continuous operations.

Good listening to Radio EDXP, and your reception reports would be
appreciated!

Bob Padula Melbourne

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BDXC frequency lists updated

The various frequency guides compiled by Tony Rogers on the British DX Club web site have now been updated for January 2010:

-Africa on Shortwave
-External Services on Mediumwave – NEW
-Middle & Near East on Shortwave
-South Asia on the Tropical Bands
-UK on Shortwave

All of the above can be found on the ARTICLES INDEX page at
http://www.bdxc.org.uk

The DX Diary and DX Programme lists have also been updated.

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South Herts Radio

South Herts Radio will now broadcast as follows effective from 3rd Jan 2010.

Every other Sunday from Sunday 3rd January from 08.00 – 20.00 UTC. Shortwave 5835 KHz (52 meter band) with low power to Europe from the U.K.

Only when our webstream is on air can you find us on FM anywhere between 87.6 – 107.9 MHz throughout the U.K. and Europe and on dedicated relays usually 90.9 MHz in South & East Herts, 97.9 MHz in West Herts and 102.5 MHz in North Herts thanks to our listeners relaying our webstreams on legitimate low power devices.

We also operate on (WFM) 863.5 MHz in South Herts and 864.5 MHz in North Herts at a higher power of sometimes up to 50 watts.

Weekdays Mon – Fri from Jan 4th we will be on (shortwave only) with low power on 3935 KHz (76 meter band) from 19.00 – 22.00 UTC. We are also testing 7325 KHz in the 41 meter band with low power, times and days vary. When we say low power we mean just above micro power but effective when conditions are on our side.

We are also testing on the AM band in the medium wave band in parts of the U.K. again thanks to some of our listeners relaying us on low power devices. Example tx
http://www.vcomp.co.uk/spitfire/spitfire.htm any frequency that is clear in steps of 9 Khz.

Finally we are relayed by other stations (usually clandestine) at various times and frequencies see http://www.southhertsradio.com/frequencies.html for more info.

Once again the live webstream should be on air every other Sunday with (limited slots) but we do offer an excellent listen again service and downloads which we will be expanding on a much greater scale in 2010. Look out for changes to our website and schedules soon. We may miss the odd Sunday but this is only a hobby station.

SHR is for the serious DXer and offshore radio enthusiast with DX related shows and pirate tributes mostly as listen on demand files. Reception reports are always welcome.

In the New Year I will be devoting more time to making new shows for Laser Hot Hits. You can hear some of my previous shows for Laser on the Humyo player at http://www.southhertsradio.com/again.html

Happy new year and 73.

http://www.southhertsradio.com

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Joerg Klingenfuss – Five new products for Dxers

Dear friends,

five new products for 2010

– 2010 Super Frequency List on CD
– 2010 Shortwave Frequency Guide
– 2010 Frequency Database for the PERSEUS Software-Defined Receiver
– 1997-2010 Digital Data Decoder Screenshots on CD
– Free Supplement January 2010 to the
2009/2010 Guide to Utility Radio Stations

have been published on 8 December. We’ve worked around the clock and hundreds of advance orders have been mailed by Thursday 10 December, i.e. well in time for the Christmas holiday and radio monitoring season. Enjoy!

Larry Magne’s Passport to World Band Radio has been discontinued:
there will be no 2010 edition and beyond. By consequence, our 2010
Shortwave Frequency Guide remains the only international handbook
that gives you full schedule details for each entry in the unique
broadcast frequency list, e.g.

4824.4 – La Voz de la Selva – Iquitos – PRU – 01.00-03.00 – Sp – dom –
Mon-Sat

7210.0 – All India Radio – Kolkata – IND – 04.00 – 05.00 – En Hi Bg –
dom – Sat Sun

11675.0 – Radio New Zealand International – Rangitaiki – NZL – 04.59-
06.58 – En – Pa – DRM

On our updated website

www.klingenfuss.org

you can download full A4 size PDF sample pages of our latest printed
products as well as the new 2010 catalogue, plus detailed product
descriptions, sample pages, screenshots, and a list of dealers
worldwide – from Australia to the United States of America!
Alternatively, you may ask for our free 24-pages 2010 printed
catalogue to your postal address.

Deadline for the very latest 2010 broadcast schedules published in
the brandnew Shortwave Frequency Guide was on 20 November 2009.
Unlike traditional publications in this field, our clear layout and
new typeface provides for excellent legibility. See the brandnew PDF
sample pages!

Apart from the usual up-to-date broadcast and utility station and
schedule databases, the 2010 Super Frequency List on CD now covers
353 fascinating new digital data decoder screenshots from
professional HF stations around the globe.

Our product Digital Data Decoder Screenshots on CD now covers more
than 7,000 (seven thousand!) digital data decoder screenshots from
1997 to today, essentially produced with WAVECOM equipment. Feed your Windows PC with this CD, and the “slide show” will keep you busy for a few days – or weeks!

WAVECOM W-CODE is a software decoder with inputs identical to the
famous W61PC. It allows seamless integration with SDR (Software-
Defined Radio) receivers with IQ data or digital audio outputs, and
provides all functions required to analyze, decode and process data
communications throughout the complete radio spectrum (HF, VHF, UHF, SHF). MICROTELECOM’s revolutionary Perseus and the W-CODE make a real dream team!

The W61 series of Digital Data Analyzer and Decoder products is
clearly targeted at the professional market. Typical applications are
manual or automated monitoring of radio communication transmissions
in the HF + UHF + VHF + SHF + satellite bands, SIGINT, and signal
analysis and classification. The superb new software cracks 200+
modes with worldwide leading technology. Detailed information can be
found on our website and in the printed brochure available upon
request.

As precisely predicted by ourselves – and by nobody else! – already
10 years ago in 2000, HF e-mail continues to spread rapidly and has
developed into the major application of modern digital HF techniques
that we have marketed – and used! – for years.

After Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Lesson # 1
says: Forget about satphone, BPL, cellphones, e-mail and Internet. HF
radio is vital!

The free Supplement January 2010 to the 2009/2010 Guide to Utility
Radio Stations can be downloaded from our website as well. Click Free
Supplement Jan ’10!

Best wishes, Joerg Klingenfuss

Klingenfuss Publications
Klingenfuss Radio Monitoring
Hagenloher Str. 14
72070 Tuebingen
Germany
Phone +49 7071 62830
Fax +49 7071 600849
www.klingenfuss.org
E-Mail info(at)klingenfuss.org

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