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More Ethiopian clandestines

>From new WRTH Updater: Target: ETHIOPIA (ETH) DW INTERNATIONAL (NEW ENTRY) W: Tigrinya Days Area kHz 0400-0500 daily EAf 9760iss 1600-1700 daily EAf 15160iss Notes: DW (Dimtse Woyane) International, also known as ‘Fenew Radio’, was first heard on SW in January 2021. RADIO OMN Oromo 1630-1730 m.w..s. EAf 9835sof (ex 11990) RADIO TIGRAY MEDIA HOUSE (NEW ENTRY) E: …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 9, 2021

** CANADA [and non]. 335-MCW kHz, Feb 9 at 0646 UT, dash and YLD, which is 1000-watt NDB at Chapleau, Ontario. 332-MCW kHz, Feb 9 at 0648 UT, dash and QT, 1000-watt NDB at Thunder Bay, Ontario, as usual way atop nearby IC in wIChita, Kansas. 290-MCW kHz, Feb 9 at 0652 UT, dash and QR, 100-watt NDB at Regina, …

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Vatican Radio turns 90: Carrying the Pope’s voice to the whole world

Varican News February 9, 2021 The Holy See’s radio station, commissioned by Pope Pius XI and designed and built by Guglielmo Marconi, turns 90 years old, and now speaks in 41 languages. The Director of Vatican Radio says this anniversary is being celebrated by inaugurating a new internet page and adding a web radio station. Almost 12,000 hours of broadcasts …

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Glenn Hauser logs Febuary+8, 2021

** CUBA. Pertinent to 250 kW of dead airs, not to mention jamming, not to mention whether even successful SW broadcasts are worth it: Electricity Prices Shock Cubans: Over 2,590 Pesos Some electricity bills exceed the minimum wage of 2,100 pesos. DDC | La Habana Perhaps there be a hidden “SW wastage“ tax imposed on the poor (Glenn Hauser, …

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Radio Caroline North next broadcast

It time for another Radio Caroline North broadcast over the weekend of 13th-14th February. Sadly we are again land-based because of the current lockdown situation, but we do hope to be back on our radio ship Ross Revenge at some point this year. Nevertheless you’ll still hear all the best music from the 60s – early 90s, plus the chance …

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Radio Kahuzi, Congo, 6210 update

CONGO. An update from Radio Kahuzi Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who writes: SWLing Post readers have no doubt been wondering, along with the rest of us, about the status of Radio Kahuzi, the religious missionary station in Democratic Republic of Congo. The station has been off the air for months, following a lightning strike in …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 7, 2021

** BRAZIL. 6134.877, Feb 7 at 0710, VP off-frequency, and a bit of RCC-pious Brasuguese, “cheia de graça“, so certainly R. Aparecida, which can never decide whether to stay off-frequency-minus or +plus. When it`s minus we can always hope it`s Radio Santa Cruz, Bolivia, back instead; it may not be RC but just named for the city. I check 9630+ …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 6-7, 2021

** CHINA [non]. 13650, Feb 6 at 2335, have been listening to the nice Chinese music on CRI`s so-called “Portuguese“ service via CUBA, on caradio; BTW, I see that WRTH 2021 says nothing about this and some other Eurolangs being replaced for months by music fill only. Maybe that will be noted in the free B-20 pdf updater coming out …

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Glenn Hauser logs+ February 6, 2021

** AUSTRALIA [non]. 9265: Richard Langley, NB, replies to my report about Unique Radio via WINB, Feb 5 at 2100-2230: “”also had some clix about once a second, not sure if a transmission defect or QRM; audible up to 9280 but not on the minus side” Also heard clicks here in NB at a higher frequency (10 or 15 kHz?) …

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Replacing BBG with USAGM was a bad idea

In late 2016, an amendment was quietly inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act that would have a devastating effect on the U.S. government’s globe-spanning system of foreign-language media. The provision — spearheaded by Ed Royce, then a U.S. representative of California and chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee — did not appear to raise any objections from congressional Democrats, either because they …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 5-6, 2021

** AUSTRALIA [non]. At 1902 UT February 5 I remind the WOR iog: “UNIQUE RADIO VIA WINB IMMINENT 9265 kHz AM – VIA WINB From Feb 5 Fri. 4:00 – 5:30 PM EST (2100 – 2230 hrs UTC) Sounds of Hope and Inspiration Presented by Aussie Tim (30 minute version) DJ Danny Sun Interviews and some laidback tunes (30 Minutes) …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 4-5, 2021

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated Feb 5: ** CANADA. 223-MCW kHz, Feb 5 at 0715 UT, dash and YYW, 1000-watt ND beacon at Armstrong, Ontario. “Armstrong is a small, rural community 250 km north of Thunder Bay at the end of Highway 527 and northwest of Lake Nipigon, Ontario’s largest inland lake. It is accessible by road but also by …

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