Die neu gestaltete Homepage der Kurzwellenfreunde Rhein/Ruhr ist unter http://www.kwfr.de/ erreichbar. Dort sind eine allgemeine Einführung in das DX-Hobby und die Vereinsaktivitäten inklusive DX-camps abrufbar.
DSWCI Jubilee Band-Monitoring Competition
30 years ago the DSWCI held some popular Band-Monitoring Competitions where members should listen to broadcast stations on a certain metre band within a specific time period. We are going to do the same on the exact date when the DSWCI was born 50 years ago. The task is to hear as many broadcast transmitters as possible on the 60 metre band between 4750 and 5060 kHz between 0001 and 2359 UTC on the 18th of November, 2006.
We hope that many members around the world will join us and send in their loggings which should have the same format as in our SW TIPS: kHz, heard time period in UTC, country (ITUcode), 18-11-06, station name, language, SINPO and contributor. Only identified stations should be reported. Tentative may be counted, if they sound realistic. The three winners will get a free Domestic Broadcasting Survey 2007.
Please send your contributions to Anker Petersen, Udbyvej 11, DK 2740 Skovlunde, Denmark, before 01 December, 2006.
Source: Christoph Ratzer in A-DX
City Sounds from Singapore is on 6000 Khz at 1550 Utc with SINPO 33433. Programme is chinese pop-music with different announcements. Language is Chinese. Close down is at 1600 Utc.
Radio Okapi is on 11690 Khz at 0550 Utc with SINPO 33433. Programme is in French, some talk by men. Transmitter site is in South Africa.
Denge Mesopotamia is on 11530 Khz at 0545 Utc with SINPO 35444. Programme is in Kurdish, local pop-music and identification. Transmitter site is in Moldova.
Radio Farda is on 9865 Khz at 0540 Utc with SINPO 45444. Programme is identification, address into some pop-music. Language is Farsi and the transmitter site is in Morocco.
Channel Africa is on 9685 Khz at 0535 Utc with SINPO 24433. Programme is in english about Israel.
CVC International is on 9430 Khz at 0510 Utc with SINPO 23433. Programme is some pop-music with female announcer. Language is English and the transmitter site is in Germany.
Dr Gene Scott via transmitter site in Costa Rica is on 6150 Khz at 0450 Utc with SINPO 33443. Programme is in English with bible reading.
Radio Rebelde from Cuba is on 5025 Khz at 0450 Utc with SINPO 33433. Programme is in spanish with some talk.
VOA Relay Sao Tome & Principe is on 4960 Khz at 0445 Utc with SINPO 34433. Programme is in English. The website is at http://www.voanews.com/english/ and email-address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBS Xizang is on 4920 Khz at 2215 Utc with SINPO 24433. Programme is in Tibetian, some talk in parallel with 6130 Khz SINPO 34433. Then some local music.
Republic of Yemen Radio is on 6005 Khz at 2135 Utc with SINPO 33433. Language is Arabic and programme is talk by man and woman. At 2200 Utc hymne, identification and close down. The Deutschlandradio Kultur transmitter is almost unheard at my location. Website of the station is http://www.yemenradio.net/, but it is in Arabic completely.
CNR2 can be heard on 7245 Khz at 2105 Utc with SINPO 24433. Programme is in Chinese with local music and announcements. Quite good conditions towards Asia on 41m band this evening.
The 1st chinese national programme CNR1 arrives on 7230 Khz at 2110 Utc with SINPO 24333. News are read out by female, language is Chinese.
Voice of Nigeria is on 7255 Khz at 2105 Utc with SINPO 33433. Programme is news in French by man. The station has a website under http://www.voiceofnigeria.org/.
China Radio International is on 7295 Khz at 2050 Utc with SINPO 33433. Programme is in english with music and Chinese Studio – chinese language lesson. At 2057 Utc abruptly signing off. Emails go to crieng(@)crifm.com and the website is on http://en.chinabroadcast.cn/.
Via transmitter in Albania is China Radio International at 2100 Utc on 7285 Khz with SINPO 45434. Language is English and programme is news and ID.
WYFR Family Radio can be heard on 7360 Khz at 2040 Utc with SINPO 53443. Programme is in english with address and some instrumental music into Creation Moment. Some interference from 7355 Khz by strong chinese music jammer. Transmitter site is in Moldova. Announced email-address is international(@)familyradio.com. The website is on http://www.familyradio.com.
Radio Belarus is on 7390 Khz at 2035 Utc with SINPO 34433. Programme is in english and some local pop-music is played. Then followed an identification. The website can be reached via http://www.tvr.by/eng/radiobel.asp.
Radio Free Asia can be heard on 7460 Khz at 2030 Utc in Korean via transmitter in Mongolia. Reception is quite good with SINPO 24433. Programme is news read out by man. THe english website of Radio Free Asia is http://www.rfa.org/english/.
VOIRI Teheran is on 7540 Khz at 2020 Utc in English via transmitter in Lithuania. Reception is good with SINPO 55444, almost no fading. Programme is news and frequency schedule at the end of programme in english. Parallel frequency is direct from Iran 6205 Khz with SINPO 45434. Annonced email-address is englishradio(@)irib.ir. The website of the english service is http://english.irib.ir/.
WHRI World Harvest Radio is on 7465 Khz at 0700 Utc in English. Reception is good with SINPO 34433, some fading. Programme is religious speech.
RHC Habana is strong on 6060 Khz at 0630 Utc in English. Reception is SINPO 34433. Programme is a report on Nicaragua and Latin America. Later clear ID.
WEWN Birmingham is on 5850 Khz at 0625 Utc in English. Reception is fair with SINPO 44433. Programme is some religious talk about different verses.
PBS Xizang can be heard also in 60 metre band. The tibetian programme is aired on 4905 Khz at 2215 Utc. Reception is fair with SINPO 23333, some talk by man and woman.
Radio New Zealand is on 13730 Khz at 2205 Utc in English. Reception is SINPO 24322, sometimes O=3 but much fading. Programme is news and after that sports news.
RHC Habana is heard on 11760 Khz at 2125 Utc with SINPO 34433. Plays some local music and talk in English. Broadcast is directed to Europe. Clear identification at 2130 Utc. Then interval signal and programme in French.
Radio Japan via Ascension Islands Relay is on 11855 Khz at 2120 Utc. Reception is fair with SINPO 24433. Programme is in English with clear Identification. This broadcast is also directed to Africa.
Tentative PBS Xizang is on 6050 Khz at 2230 Utc in Chinese. At 2230 Utc identification but I am not so familiar with the chinese language. Later news and some talk. Reception is fair with O=3.
The second outlet of PBS Xizang arrives on 6110 Khz at 2240 Utc in Tibetian as well. Plays some local music. The tibetian programme of PBS Xizang is also heard in parallel on 6130 Khz with O=4.
The home service of the Voice of Vietnam 2nd programme can be heard at 2225 Utc on 5925 Khz in Vietnamese. Female speaker is reading some news. Reception is quiet good with O=3, some noise.
Radio Cancao Nova from Brazil is on 9675 Khz at 2215 Utc in Portuguese. Reception is O=3 but low signal strength, not the best conditions today. Programme is much talk.