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Results of a monitoring project on Radio Pakistan (February 2018)

1. http://www.radio.gov.pk/live-streaming provides links to 10 audio streams, but these are only active when the respective stations are active. This may result in many hours of silence during the day on a particular channel. For former short wave listeners of Radio Pakistan, two streams are of special interest: “World Service” and “External Service”. During the monitoring project the channel monitored …

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PNG govt to extend public radio services

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. PNG govt to extend public radio services 11:05 am on 15 February 2018 https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/350460/png-govt-to-extend-public-radio-services Papua New Guinea’s communications minister, Sam Basil, says he plans to grow radio services in PNG. PNG Communications Minister Sam Basil Photo: supplied He marked this week’s World Radio Day by saying radio is a medium that reaches the widest audience, including …

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From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, Feb 18-24

From the Isle of Music, February 18-24, 2018 This week our special guest is Tony Avila, whose 2016 album Que se haga la luz is one of the most interesting Nueva Trova albums we have heard in many years. Also, some excellent Cuban Jazz. 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern …

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Secret USG funding of SW stations?

** U S A [and non]. An author who prefers to remain anonymous at this point asked me to post this. I will forward any significant replies, either on this group or privately: (gh) “I’m writing a book about the decision the Christian Science Publishing Society made back in the 1980s to diversify from newspaper publishing (the Christian Science Monitor) …

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Deutsche Welle, performance and strategy

Deutsche Welle states that they took English and French off shortwave due to a “great decline in usage”. For the remaining services the further development will be monitored and, if necessary, action be taken. Following figures of weekly reach have been revealed: Amharic 25 percent in 2007, 5 percent in 2014. They add that this is still more than VOA …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 18, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 18 at 1502, PMS is on again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA. 413 kHz, Feb 18 at 0738 UT, beacon YHD and dash. It`s 250 watts at Dryden, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 15514, 15438, 15297 approx., Feb 18 at 1434-1441, traces of spurblobs out of 15370-AM RHC, but …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2018

** CUBA. 9640, Feb 17 at 0351, S9 of dead air, no doubt RHC, much stronger than modulated 9535 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 15370, Feb 17 at 1457 check, RHC again with no spurs all over the 19m band. What`s right? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 15140, Feb 17 at 1918, no signal …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 15-16, 2018

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Friday Feb 16 at 1900, RAE in German via WRMI, YL introducing the Donnerstag (Thursday) program, with German and WRMI frequencies, spelling out the website with ICAO fonetix in English. It`s 4 pm already in Bs. As., so you`d think they could have completed today`s broadcast, rather than running at least one day behind on WRMI …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 15, 2018

** CANADA. 223 kHz, Feb 15 at 0714 UT, YYW and dash, NDB from Armstrong, Ontario, north of Thunder Bay, making definite my log of Feb 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA. 6070, Feb 15 at 0607, no signal from CFRX, off? No signal either from 7850-CUSB CHU, but 3330-CUSB is very good. Abnormally low MUF? By …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 14 at 2015, PMS/DGS/TUN/CB is gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Feb 14 at 1903 check, RAE in German via WRMI; and at 2006, Italian, for the third day in a row. Seems like they may be here to stay; will note any future absences (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 12-13-14, 2018

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Feb 12 at 1900, day after day I have checked this WRMI for the RAE German relay as has been scheduled since January 8 — and finally, today, success!! The RAE sounder fires, and opens in German. 1952 music I fear might have defaulted back to Okee, but it`s still RAE, “Argentina al Mundo“, Spanish ID …

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Glenn Hauser logs February 11-12, 2018

** ALGERIA [non]. 6105, Feb 12 at 0654, RTA via FRANCE with Arabic song, not Qur`an. As of Feb 2-3, Ivo Ivanov had concluded: “FRANCE, Telediffusion d’Algerie with Holy Qur`an Service via TDF Issoudun Feb 2-3, no more French & National Chaîne 1“ http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/10/telediffusion-dalgerie.html Updated winter B-17 of TDA Telediffusion d’Algerie via TDF Issoudun can be found here“ — but …

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