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Freq. Date Time-UTC ITU Station, Language and Programme Details. SINPO Contributor 558 13.03.17 1840 E RNE R.5, Valencia, SS: Regional NX Comunidad Valen- G. RP ciana. 666 14.03.17 1840 E R.Barcelona, CT: Interview. G. RP 747 08.03.17 1835 E RNE R.5, Cadiz, SS: Regional NX "Andalucia". G. RP 783 08.03.17 2320 SYR Syrian R., Tartus, AA: Holy Quran. F. RP 828 17.03.17 1710 I Z100, IT: MX. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org G. RP 882 01.03.17 1745 G BBC R.Wales, Cardiff, EE: NX. G. RP 882 01.03.17 1755 E COPE Alicante, SS: ID+Commercials for local business G. RP 882 06.03.17 2255 E COPE Valladolid,SS:ID+Commercials for local business G. RP 954 24.03.17 1835 TUR TRT, Trabzon, TurKish: MX. G. RP 963 09.03.17 1900 TUN R.Tunis International, Tunis/Djedeida, SS: ID, MX. G. RP 1008 10.03.17 2005-2023 CNY ES R.Las Palmas, Las Palmas, SS: Football live match 12321 MM Español/Las Palmas+Commercials for local business, ID 1008 31.03.17 2239 E R.Extremadura, Badajoz, SS: ID+Commercials for local G. RP business 1026 06.03.17 1850 IRN R.Tabriz, Azarsharh, Farsi: TK. G. RP 1026 06.03.17 2115 E R.Reus, CT: ID, Commercials for local business. G. RP 1026 24.03.17 1830 IRN R.Tabriz, Farsi: radioplay. G. RP 1035 20.03.17 2305 G Northsound 2, Aberdeen, EE: ID, MX. G. RP 1053 27.02.17 2257 E COPE Zaragoza, SS: ID+Commercials for local business G. RP 1071 01.03.17 1750 IND AIR Rajkot, Urdu: NX. F. RP 1080 21.03.17 1825 E R.Huesca, SS, Local NX. G. RP 1098 22.03.17 1835 E RNE R.5, Avila, SS: Regional NX reg Castilla y Leon. F. RP 1130 11.03.17 0420 USA WBBR, New York, EE: NX. F. RP 1134 27.03.17 2157 E COPE Pamplona, SS: ID+Commercials for local business G. RP 1170 26.03.17 2155 SVN R.Koper/Capodistria, Beli Kriz, IT: MX. G. RP 1179 30.03.17 2234 E R.La Rioja, Logrono, SS: ID+Commercials for local F. RP business. 1224 16.03.17 1755 E COPE Mallorca, SS: ID+Commercials for local business G. RP 1260 29.03.17 2234 E R.Murcia, SS: ID, Commercials for local business. G. RP 1269 10.03.17 1756 E COPE Zamora, SS: ID, Commercials forl local business F. RP 1341 28.02.17 1758 E Onda Cero R., Ciudad Real, SS: ID, Commercials for G. RP local business. 1350 02.03.17 1745 HNG Magyar R, Gyor, Slovak: MX. G. RP 1350 05.03.17 0120 B Super R.Cristal, Salvador, PP: Rlgs TK. F. RP 1350 05.03.17 0910 I I AM R., IT: DX PX By R:Scaglione. email@example.com G. RP 1350 12.03.17 0910 I I AM R., IT: DX PX by R.Scaglione. firstname.lastname@example.org G. RP 1350 19.03.17 0910 I I AM R., IT: DX PX by R.Scaglione. email@example.com G. RP 1368 20.03.17 2120 I R.Challenger, Villa Estense, EE: NX relayed from VOA G. RP 1368 20.03.17 2125 G Manx R., Douglas, EE: MX. F. RP 1377 02.03.17 1800 ARM TWR, Gavar relay, Farsi: TK. G. RP 1377 06.03.17 2125 CHN China National R. 1, via Xingyang, CC: MX. G. RP 1395 20.03.17 2115 IRN IRIB, Hajiabad, Farsi: MX. F. RP 1413 27.02.17 1835 E RNE R.5, Girona, CT: Regional NX Catalunya. G. RP 1431 08.03.17 1725 DJI R.Sawa, Doraleh, AA: MX. F. RP 1449 25.03.17 0435 G BBC R.4, Redmoss, EE: NX. G. RP 1500 11.03.17 0430 USA WFED, Washington, EE: NX. F. RP 1510 11.03.17 0425 USA WMEX, Boston, EE: TK. G. RP 1539 15.03.17 1830 E R.Manresa, Manresa, CT: Regional NX Catalunya. G. RP 1550 04.03.17 2016-2022 ALG R.Nacional República Árabe Saharaui, Rabouni, AA: TK 32432 MM 1550 10.03.17 2015-2023 ALG R.Nacional República Árabe Saharaui, Rabouni, AA: TK 12321 MM 1560 11.03.17 0415 USA WFME, New York, EE: Gospel. G. RP 1566 21.03.17 1650-1710 KOR HLAZ FEBC, Jeju, JJ: At 1600 Pips & ID, Rlgs songs. 33343 PR 1566 22.03.17 0410-0420 BEN TWR Benin, Cotonou, VV: Rlgs PX. 34343 PR 1584 26.02.17 1755 I R.Studio X, Momigno, IT: ID, MX. G. RP 1584 05.03.17 1840 I R.Studio X, Momigno, IT: ID, MX. G. RP 1584 15.03.17 1945 I IBC, via R.Studio X, Momigno, IT: TK. firstname.lastname@example.org G. RP 1593 27.03.17 2010 F R.Bretagne 5, Quessoy, FF: Jazz MX. G. RP 1610 27.02.17 2110 PIR R.Batavier,EE: ID, MX. Mail: email@example.com G. RP 1610 05.03.17 0050 AIA Caribbean Beacon, The Valley, Anguilla, EE: Rlgs TK. F. RP 1610 11.03.17 0410 AIA Caribbean Beacon, The Valley, Anguilla, EE: Rlgs TK. F. RP 1610 22.03.17 0423-0428 AIA Carribean Beacon, The Valley, EE: PX by University 25342 PR Network. // 5935 kHz (WWCR). 1646 13.03.17 2130 PIR R.Vrolijke Mijnwerker, Holland, DD: ID, MX. E-mail: G. RP firstname.lastname@example.org 1655 05.03.17 0040 PIR R.Relmus, EE: ID, MX. E-mail: email@example.com G. RP 3310 05.03.17 0141-0146 BOL R.Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, Quechua: TK. 14321 MM 3330 26.03.17 0005 AFS R.Sonder Grense, Meyerton, Afrikaans: MX. F. RP 3900 18.03.17 2335 PIR R.Technical Man, EE: ID, MX. firstname.lastname@example.org G. RP 3905 12.03.17 0005 PIR Skyline R.International, EE: ID, MX. E-mail address: G. RP email@example.com 3975 01.03.17 1835 I IBC Italian Broadcasting Corporation, IT: MX. E-mail G. RP address: firstname.lastname@example.org // 1584 kHz 4010 22.03.17 1610 KGZ Birinchi R., Bishkek, Kyrgyz: NX. F. RP 4055 04.03.17 0605 GTM R.Verdad, Chiquimula, EE: Rlgs TK and songs. 25432 MM 4055 04.03.17 0539-0601*GTM R.Verdad, Chiquimula, EE: Rlgs songs,TK, ID, NA, QRT 15431 MM 4055 22.03.17 0523-0532 GTM R.Verdad, Chiquimula, EE: Rlgs TK/songs. Better LSB 14321 MM 4055 26.03.17 0520-0550 GTM R.Verdad, Chiquimula, EE: Rlgs songs, TK. 14321 MM 4055 30.03.17 0458-0510 GTM R.Verdad, Chiquimula, EE: Rlgs songs and TK. 14321 MM 4765 05.03.17 0010 TJK Tajik R, Dushanbè. Taijik: NX. G. RP 4765 05.03.17 0443-0504*CUB R.Progreso, La Habana via Quivican, Cuban songs. 34433 MM 4765 30.03.17 0308-0315 CUB R.Progreso, La Habana/Quivican, SS: Cuban songs, TK. 24322 MM 4800 12.03.17 1714-1720 CHN China National R.1, Geermu, CC: TK, MX. QRM from AIR 43433 AN* 4885 04.03.17 0604-0630 B R.Clube do Pará, Belém, Brazilian songs. 34433 MM 4885 05.03.17 0015 B R.Clube do Parà, Belem, PP: NX. G. RP 4885 12.03.17 0010 B R.Clube do Parà, Belem, PP: NX. F. RP 4885 12.03.17 0540-0620 B R.Clube do Pará, Belém, PP: Brazilian songs, TK. 24322 MM 4885 13.03.17 0637-0650 B R.Clube do Pará, Belém, PP: Songs in EE & PP, TK. 34433 MM 4885 18.03.17 2340 B R.Clube do Parà, Belem, PP: MX. G. RP 4885 22.03.17 1615 KRE Echo of Hope, Seoul, Korean: TK. G. RP 4885 25.03.17 0410 B R.Clube do Parà, Belem, PP: MX. G. RP 4885 26.03.17 0510-0540 B R.Clube do Para, Belém, Brazilian songs. 24322 MM 4885 30.03.17 0620-0635 B R.Clube do Pará, Belém, - Brazilian songs. 24322 MM 4910 04.03.17 1731-1733 IND AIR Jaipur, EE: NX. 14321 MM 4910 29.03.17 1734-1737 IND AIR Jaipur, Hindi: TK. 14321 MM 4920 04.03.17 1730-1732 IND AIR Chennai, EE: NX. 21321 MM 4920 11.03.17 1730-1736 IND AIR Chennai, EE: NX. At 1734 into Hindi with TK. 13321 MM 4920 19.03.17 1730-1734 IND AIR Chennai, EE: NX. 14321 MM 4920 29.03.17 1730-1735 IND AIR Chennai, EE: NX, then into Hindi with TK. 24322 MM 4930 12.03.17 1706-1711 BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe relay, Shona: TK, ID. 45333 AN* 4949.7 11.03.17 1832-1843 AGL R.Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, PP: TK, Songs. 24322 MM 4949.7 29.03.17 1820-1845 AGL R.Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, PP: TK+African songs 14321 MM 4949.8 04.03.17 1942-2020 AGL R.Nacional de Angola, via Mulenvos, PP: TK. 14321 MM 4985 13.03.17 0640-0704 B R.Brasil Central, Goiania, PP: TK, Brazilian songs. 21331 MM Strong RTTY QRM. // 11815 kHz. 4985 26.03.17 0520-0530 B R.Brasil Central, Goiania, Brazilian songs. RTTY QRM 12321 MM 4996 06.02.17 1740 RUS RWM, Mendeleevo, - Pips G. RP 5005 05.03.17 0546-0604 GNE R.Nacional Guinea Ecautorial, Bata, SS: songs, TK. 14321 MM 5005 11.03.17 0530-0550 CGE R.Nacional Guinea Ecuatorial, Bata, SS: Songs, TK. 14321 MM 5005 17.03.17 0525-0540 CGE R.Nacional Guinea Ecuatorial, Bata,- African songs. 14321 MM 5005 22.03.17 0520-0550 GNE R.Nacional Guinea Ecuatorial, Bata, SS: TK. Hrd LSB. 14321 MM 5005 26.03.17*0513-0540 GNE R.Nacional Guinea Ecuatorial, Bata: Initially, only 14321 MM carrier detected but after 0525 some songs were heard 5005 30.03.17 0522-0536 GNE R.Nacional Guinea Ecuatorial, Bata, SS: African and 14321 MM other songs, TK. Very weak. 5010 04.03.17 1730-1733 IND AIR Thiruvananthapuram, EE: NX. 14321 MM 5010 11.03.17 1725-1736 IND AIR Thiruvanamthapuran, EE: Local MX. At 1730 NX. 14321 MM 5010 18.03.17 1731-1737 IND AIR Thiruvananthapuram, EE: NX,then into TK in Hindi 14321 MM 5024.9 05.03.17 0118-0125 PRU Presumed R.Quillabamba, Ed: SS? TK, songs. Better on 14321 MM LSB. NB: Radio Rebelde was off-air. 5025 18.03.17 2325 B R.Rebelde, Habana via Quivican, SS MX. Reactiveted! G. RP 5040 04.03.17 1731-1733 IND AIR Jeypore, EE: NX. 14321 MM 5040 12.03.17 1730-1734 IND AIR Jeypore, EE: NX. Very weak. 14321 MM 5040 18.03.17 1730-1737 IND AIR Jeypore, EE: NX, then into TK in Hindi.// 5010. 24322 MM 5040 29.03.17 1732-1734 IND AIR Jeypore, EE: NX. 24322 MM 5060 12.03.17 1650-1705 CHN PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, CC: Songs, Time Pps, TK. 43333 AN* 5860 26.02.17 1740 KWT R.Farda, Washington via Kuwait, Farsi: MX. G. RP 5910 04.03.17 0650-0750 CLM Alcaraván R., Puerto Lleras, SS: LA songs, Rlgs TK. 14321 MM 5910 05.03.17 0521-0710 CLM Alcaraván R., Puerto Lleras, SS: LA songs, "Boleros" 34333 MM At 0628 ID and Time, Martin Stendhal, rlgs TK. 5910 11.03.17 0620-0640 CLM Alcaraván R., Puerto Lleras, Latin American songs. 14321 MM 5910 12.03.17 0640-0730 CLM Alcaraván R., Puerto Lleras, SS: Rlgs TK by Martin 14321 MM Stendhal. 5910 25.03.17 0420 CLM Alcaraván R., Puerto Lleras, SS: MX. F. RP 5910 22.03.17 0522-0533 CLM Alcaraván R., Puerto Lleras, LA songs. 14321 MM 5910 26.03.17 0525-0540 CLM Alcaraván R., Puerto Lleras, LA Songs. 24322 MM 5910 30.03.17 0618-0640 CLM Alcaraván R., Puerto Lleras, LA songs. 14321 MM 5910 26.03.17 1600 ROU R.Romania Int., Bucharest via Tiganesti, IT: ID, NX. E. RP 5915 25.02.17 0459-0555 ZMB ZNBC, Lusaka, EE: IS mixed w/fanfare, ID, NX. @ 0517 F. DV w/manufacturing ad for Zambia Bureau of Standards by OM, then ID by studio OM DJ in VV+lively Afro Pop MX. 5940 05.03.17 0020 B Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, PP: Rlgs TK. G. RP 5940 18.03.17 2345 B Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, PP: Rlgs TK. F. RP 5950 07.03.17 1810-1825 ETH VO Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, VV: East African 23322 MM songs, TK. 5950 11.03.17 1805-1812 ETH VO Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, VV: East African 33433 MM songs, TK. 5950 29.03.17 1834-1842 ETH VO Tigray Revolution,Addis Ababa, East African songs 32332 MM 5952.4 05.03.17 0106-0115 BOL R.Pio XII, Siglo XX, SS: TK, Bolivian songs. 14321 MM 5985 26.03.17 0010 MYA Myanmar R., Yangon, Burmese: TK. G. RP 5995 05.03.17 0732-0745 MLI R.Mali, Bamako, FF: TK. 14321 MM 5995 13.03.17 0706-0715 MLI R.Mali, Bamako, FF: TK. 14321 MM 5995 18.03.17 2350 MLI R.Mali, Bamako, FF: African MX. F. RP 5995 26.03.17 1550 NZL R.New Zealand Int, Wellington via Rangitaiki, EE: MX G. RP 5995 29.03.17 1849-1910 MLI R.Mali, Bamako, FF/VV: Local songs and TK. 14321 MM 6000 13.03.17 1800 RUS R.Adygeya, via Armavir-Krasnodar, Adygeyan: TK. Ed: F. RP In 2014 Artur Fernadez Llorella from Spain, got an E mail verification in RR from: email@example.com 6010 05.03.17 0701-0750 CLM La Voz de tu Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, SS: LA songs 14321 MM and Martin Stendhal's Rlgs PX. 6010 12.03.17 0720-0749 CLM La Voz de tu Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, SS: Rlgs TK. 14321 MM 6030 12.03.17 1740-1746 ETH R.Oromiya, Addis Ababa, VV: TK. 24322 MM 6050 05.03.17 0509-0850 EQA HCJB, Pichincha, SS: Rlgs TK and songs, Time Ann, ID 24322 MM 6050 12.03.17 0630-0649 LBR ELWA R., Monrovia, EE: Rlgs songs and TK. 14321 MM 6050 13.03.17 0643-0711 LBR ELWA R., Monrovia, EE: Rlgs TK and Rlgs songs. 14321 MM 6050 23.03.17 0650-0715 LBR ELWA R., Monrovia, EE: Rlgs songs/TK.@ 0700 Time Ann 14321 MM 6050 30.03.17 0615-0624 LBR ELWA R., Monrovia, EE: rlgs TK and songs. Very weak. 14321 MM 6065 15.03.17 1740 ZMB VO Hope, Lusaka, EE: MX. F. RP 6070 04.03.17 0920-0930* D Hobart R. Internatonal, Rohrbach Waal, EE: Special 14321 MM show Hobart Radio International, TK. At 0930 S/OFF. 6070 04.03.17 1100 D Frequenzfieber???, GG: MX. G. RP 6070 04.03.17 1700-1715 D R.Sylvia, via Rohrbach Waal, GG: ID.Co-ch QRM fm CRI P/F. LB 6070 05.03.17 0025 CAN CFRB, Toronto, EE: NX. F. RP 6070 05.03.17 1100 D R.BCL News, via Rohrbach Waal, IT: DX PX "Studio DX" G. RP by Roberto Scaglione. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 6070 16.03.17 1610 D R.Jammin Oldies,???, via Rohrbach Waal, EE: ID, MX. G. RP 6070 18.03.17 1900-1915 D SM R. Int., via Rohrbach Waal, EE: oldies, IDs. F/G. LB 6070 19.03.17 1400-1415 D 8 R., via Rohrbach Waal, EE: IDs by OM. F/G. LB 6070 19.03.17 1425 D 8 R., via Rohrbach Waal, EE: ID, MX. E-mail address: G. RP email@example.com 6070 29.03.17 1845-1850 D Italian Broadcasting Corp. (IBC), via Rohrbach Waal, 35333 AN EE: DX PX "Italian Shortwave Panorama" with logs. 6085 05.03.17 1000 D R.Mi Amigo International, via Kall Krekel, DD: ID, E. RP MX. firstname.lastname@example.org 6085 04.03.17 1700-1735 D R.Mi Amigo, via Kall Krekel, Ed: EE? pop MX, ID. 24322 MM 6085 26.03.17*0658-0720 D R.Mi Amigo, via Kall Krekel, EE: Pop MX, ID, TK. 24322 MM 6090 12.03.17 1735-1747 ETH VO Amhara State, Addis Ababa, VV: East African songs 24322 MM TK. 6100 10.03.17 1602-1629 AFG R.Afghanitsan, Kabul, Urdu?: TK, MX Bridge. At 1610 34433 AN* Song "Husn Hazirhain" (from Lajla Majnu) by female singer Lata Mangeshkar. At 1629 TK by YL. 6100 19.03.17 1607-1620 AFG R.Afghanistan, Kabul, Urdu: TK, @ 1609 & 1619 songs. 44333 AN* 6100 21.03.17 1607-1620 AFG R.Afghanistan, Kabul, Urdu: EE: End of PX in EE with 35333 AN* closing annmnt, then into Urdu with TK. 6115 07.03.17 1813-1821 CGO R.Congo, Brazzaville, 1813-1821, 07-03, French, TK. 12321 MM 6115 11.03.17 1801-1847 CGO R.Congo, Brazzaville, FF: NX about Congo, ID. 13321 MM 6115 13.03.17 1815-1827 CGO R.Congo, Brazzaville, FF: TK about Congo. 13221 MM 6115 19.03.17 1817-1830 CGO R.Congo, Brazzaville, FF: TK. Very weak. 14321 MM 6115 29.03.17 1815-1840 CGO R.Congo, Brazzaville, FF: TK, African songs. 14321 MM 6134.8 05.03.17 0115-0120 BOL R.Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, SS: TK. 13221 MM 6135.6 08.03.17 0005-0045 B R.Aparecida, Aparecida, PP: TK. whistling with R. 32442 PR Santa Cruz on 6134.5. 6150 05.03.17 0727-0740 D R.Europa 24, Datteln, GG: Pop songs, ID, NX. 14321 MM 6150 05.03.17 1020 D R.Europa 24, via Datteln, GG: ID, MX. G. RP 6150 26.03.17 0645-0720 D R.Europa 24, via Datteln, GG: Pop songs, ID, TK. 24322 MM 6180 04.03.17 0610-0630* D Deutscher Wetterdienst, Pinneberg, GG: WX. NB: Radio 45444 MM Nacional da Amazonia was off-air. 6180 04.03.17 2010-2030 D Deutscher Wetterdienst, Pinneberg, GG: WX. 33433 MM 6180 18.03.17 0545-0640 B R.Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, PP: PX "Madrugada 24322 MM Nacional" and "Aló Brasil", ID. 6180 30.03.17 0614-0628 D Deutsche Wetterdienst, Pinneberg, GG: WX. 14321 MM 6185 04.03.17 0540-0553 MEX R.Educación, Ciudad de México, SS: TK, songs. 14321 MM 6185 11.03.17 0547-0600*MEX R.Educación, Ciudad de Mexico, Songs in SS language. 14321 MM 6185 12.03.17 0543-0600*MEX R.Educación, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexican Songs. 14321 MM 6185 13.03.17 0545-0555 MEX R.Educación, Ciudad de México, SS: TK, Mexican songs 14321 MM 6185 19.03.17 0550-0601*MEX R.Educación, Ciudad de México, SS: Classical MX, PX: 14321 MM "Mujeres Compositoras", ID "Radio Educación". 6185 26.03.17 0522-0545 MEX R.Educación, Ciudad de México, SS: classic songs, TK 14321 MM 6190 18.03.17 0728-0759 D Hamburger Lokal R., Gohren, EE: Glenn Hauser's DX PX 14321 MM 6200 12.03.17 0950 PIR R.Borderhunter, EE: ID, MX. E-mail address: G. RP email@example.com 6220 13.03.17 1720 PIR Laser Hot Hits, EE: ID+MX. firstname.lastname@example.org G. RP 6220 21.03.17 1710 PIR Laser Hot Hits, EE: ID+MX. email@example.com G. RP 6235 12.03.17 0945 PIR R.Waves Int., EE: ID, MX. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org G. RP 6235 19.03.17 0945 PIR R.Waves Int., FF: ID, MX. E-mail: email@example.com G. RP 6235 26.03.17 0840 PIR R.Waves Int, FF: ID, MX. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org G. RP 6295 25.03.17 1730 PIR R.Tower, EE: ID, MX. E-mail: email@example.com G. RP 6240 04.03.17 1350 PIR R.Casanova, EE: ID, MX. firstname.lastname@example.org G. RP 6260 19.03.17 1005 PIR R.AC DC, EE: ID, MX. E-mail: email@example.com G. RP 6265 04.03.17 1740 PIR R.Mexico, GG: ID, MX. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org G. RP 6265 11.03.17 1700 PIR R.Mexico, EE: ID:, MX. E-mail: email@example.com G. RP 6305 12.03.17 1010 PIR R.Merlin International, EE: ID, MX. E-mail address: F. RP firstname.lastname@example.org 6423 25.03.17 1745 PIR R.Studio 52, DD: ID, MX. E-mail: email@example.com G. RP 6950 12.03.17 0930 I Enterprise R., IT: ID, MX. E-mail address: G. RP firstname.lastname@example.org 7120 11.03.17 1836-1845 SOM R.Hargeisa, Hargeisa, Somali: TK and songs. 24322 MM 7120 29.03.17 1839-1847 SOM R.Hargeisa, Hargeisa, Somali: TK. 22322 MM 7236.4 22.03.17 0356-0430 ETH VO Peace & Democracy of Eritrea, Addis Ababa-Gedja, 35443 PR VV: TK. PX repeated at 1801. 7238.5 22.03.17 1801-1835 ETH VO Peace & Democracy of Eritrea, Addis Ababa-Gedja, 22542 PR VV: TK. 7255 11.03.17 1757-1806 NIG VO Nigeria, Ikorodu, EE: IS, TK. Co-channel QRM CRI 21321 MM 7255 29.03.17 1830-1845 NIG VO Nigeria, Ikorodu, EE: NX. 34433 MM 7259.9 07.03.17 0959- VAN R.Vanuatu, Bislam: End of song, TK, fanfare, OM then XXXXX DV YL anncrs briefly, usual conch shell blowing ToH sig- nature at 1000:41, then NX by YL w/many actualities. 7290 17.03.17 1903-1915 BUL R.City, Kostinbrod relay, EE: Pop MX, ID, TK. 12321 MM 7300 27.02.17 2125 G R.Akhbar Mufriha, Wooferton relay, AA: TK. E-mail: G. RP email@example.com 7340 26.03.17 1800 CHN China R.Int, via Kashi-Saibagh, IT: ID, NX. // 7435 E. RP 7480 12.03.17 1800 MDA R.Payam-e Doost, via Kishinev, Farsi: TK. E-mail ad- G. RP adress: firstname.lastname@example.org 7700 12.03.17 1715 PIR UNID. Not Marconi R.Int. which uses USB! Non stop MX G. RP 7700U 14.03.17*1743-1855 I Marconi R.International, EE/IT/Other Languages: IS, 13221 MM ID.Later Mailbag PX & DX Show in IT.Also SINPO 24322 7700U 19.03.17 1725 I Marconi R.International, IT: DX PX. E-mail address: G. RP email@example.com 7700U 19.03.17 1750-1945 I Marconi R.International, IT: DX NX, ID in EE and 14321 MM other languages, songs. 7850 26.03.17 0015 CAN CHU, Ottawa, EE/FF: ID and Pips. G. RP 9100 15.03.17*1800-1810 KOR Echo Of Hope, Seoul, Korean: S/on with TK. 23442 PR 9300 23.03.17 1500-1527 PLW R.Free Asia, Tinian relay, EE: ID, then into Korean 45333 AN PX with TK. 9390 09.03.17 1905 THA R.Thailand, Bangkok via Udon Thani, EE: NX. E. RP 9390 10.03.17 1459-1505 UZB FEBA/IBRA R., Tashkent relay, Bengali: FEBA vintage 45444 AN* IS, MX Bridge, TK (Sounded like a radio drama). 9390 26.03.17 1500-1503 UZB FEBA R., Tashkent relay, Bengali: IS, Chant, TK. 45444 AN* 9390 26.03.17 2000-2003 THA R.Thailand, Bangkok via Udon Thani, GG: ID, NX. 45444 AN 9445 07.03.17 1941-1951*IND AIR, Delhi, EE: Song Alvida by KK, TK, ID, SCH, QRT. 45444 AN* 9445 18.03.17 1803-1806 IND AIR, New Delhi via Kamphur, EE: NX, ID. 45444 AN 9475 18.03.17 1752-1815*SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, VV: TK, Rlgs Song. At 1815 45444 AN IS and QRT. At 1800 QRM from VOA on 9485 kHz! 9485 19.03.17*0900-1000* D European Music R., Goehren, EE: ID, Pop MX, TK. 34433 MM 9485 19.03.17 0935 D European Music R., Goehren, EE: Pirate NX. E-mail. G. RP address: firstname.lastname@example.org 9490 26.03.17 2004-2008 KWT VOA, Kuwait relay, FF: NX, ID, Rock MX. 35433 AN 9490 27.03.17 1820 EGY R.Cairo, Cairo via Ablis: IT: NX. Very poor! P. RP 9495 18.03.17 1800-1803 MDG Madagascar World Voice, Antananarivo, RR: IS, TK, 34433 AN Song "I don't know why" by Nora Jones. 9500 10.03.17*1801-1805 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: IS, ID, Rlgs TK. Song: 45333 AN* "Your Presence is Heaven" by Marinatha! 9500 18.03.17 1817-1822 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: Web address, Rlgs TK. 34433 AN 9500 20.03.17 1800 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: ID. G. RP 9515 13.03.17 2110 B R.Marumby, Curitiba, PP: Rlgs TK. F. RP 9526 26.02.17 1750 INS VO Indonesia, Jakarta-Cimanggis, SS: ID, MX. G. RP 9526 07.03.17 1937-1940 INS VO Indonesia, Jakarta-Cimanggis, EE: ID, MX show. 45444 AN* 9526 18.03.17 1736-1739 INS VO Indonesia, Jakarta, SS: ID, Song "Tegar" by Rossa 45444 AN 9526 26.03.17 1451-1455 INS VO Indonesia, Jakarta-Cimanggis, Indonesian: ID, 43433 AN* Song: "Bila Aku Jatuh Cinta" by Nidji. 9550 26.03.17 0430-0515 D Bible Voice Broadcasting (BVB), Nauen relay, AA/EE: 45544 PR PXs: "Dardasha Seven" (AA), "Day of Decision" (EE). 9565 26.03.17 2010 D AWR, Nauen relay, FF: Rlg PX, TK+Addr in Ivory Coast 34433 AN 9590 07.03.17 1933-1935 STP VOA, Pinheira relay, FF: NX. ID. //12075 kHz. 45444 AN* 9635 04.03.17 1710-1712 MLI R.Mali, Bamako, FF: TK. 14321 MM 9635 13.03.17 0809-0816 MLI R.Mali, Bamako, FF: TK. 14321 MM 9635 26.03.17*0801-0815 MLI R.Mali, Bamako, FF: IS, ID, TK. 14321 MM 9650 04.03.17 0700-0730 GUI R.Guinée, Conakry, FF: African songs, ID, TK. 44444 MM 9650 11.03.17 0700-0704 GUI R.Guinée, Conakry, FF: NX. . At 0703 Song "Nyingui" 35433 AN by Fode Kouyati, ID. 9650 12.03.17 0715-0840 GUI R.Guinée, Conakry, FF: African songs, ID, TK. 34433 MM 9650 19.03.17 0658-0702 GUI R.Guinée, Conakry, FF: African MX and many IDs. 35333 AN 9650 26.03.17*0703-0730 GUI R.Guinée, Conakry, FF: MX, ID, NX, TK. 43443 MM 9660 19.03.17 0655-0657*CVA Vatican R, S.Maria di Galeria, EE: NX report from UN 35433 AN about Philippines, End of "World around us" ID, S/OFF 9674.9 09.03.17 2011-2020 B R.Cançao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, PP: Rlgs "Santo 14321 MM Rosario" (Ed: Holy Rosary prayer). 9674.9 16.03.17 2055-2117 B R.Cançao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, PP: Rlgs TK, ID. 24322 MM 9674.9 18.03.17 2058-2109 B R.Cançao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, PP: Rlgs TK, ID. 14321 MM 9675 20.03.17 2110 B R.Cancao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, PP: Rosary. G. RP 9725 06.03.17 2100 B R.B2, Curitiba, PP: NX. F. RP 9740 18.03.17 1807-1812 KOR KBS World, Kimjee, SS: NX, ID PX: "Cine en la radio" 45444 AN 9765 20.03.17*0759-0803 NZL R.New Zealand Int., via Rangitaiki, EE: IS, Pips, NX 35433 AN 9790 26.03.17 0900 D AWR, Nauen relay, IT: PX Obiettivo DX by R.Scaglione E. RP 9810 26.03.17 1955-2000 IRN VO Islamic Republic of Iran, EE: Mailbag PX, ID. 55444 AN 9818.9 04.03.17 2037-2046 B R.9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, PP: Rlgs TK. 14321 MM 9930 04.03.17 1300 PLW T8WH, Palau, EE: ID, Rlgs TK. F. RP 9940 07.03.16*1903-1908 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: IS, ID. At 1905 into 35433 AN* Lingala with MX bridge, TK, Song. 9940 18.03.17 1903-1906 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: IS, ID. At 1905 into 35222 AN Lingala with MX bridge, TK, Song. 9960 23.03.17 1429-1455 PLW Furusato No Kaze, via WHRI T8WH, EE: ID by WHRI then 45444 AN* into JJ with MX Bridge, TK, Songs "Medaka No Gakkou" by Hibari Children's Chorus. At 1451 Song: "Azusa Nigou" by Karyudo. 10000 04.03.17 1340 CHN BPM, Lintong, CC: Pips G. RP 10000 04.03.17 2032-2036 B Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, PP: TS+ID. 13321 MM 10000 18.03.17 2330 USA WWV, Fort Collins, EE: ID and Pips. G. RP 10000 17.03.17 2034-2050 B Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, PP: ID, Time, 12321 MM Pips. QRM from Italcable. Back to its original QRG. 10000.4 16.03.17 2055-2120 B Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, PP: TS, ID, 14321 MM Time. After a few days on 10010 kHz (See log of 15 March 2017) it returned to its original frequency. 10010 15.03.17 2120-2133 B Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro,PP: TS+ID+Time 15321 MM 11550 11.03.17 1800 F R.Publique Africaine, Issoudun relay, Kirundi: Afri- G. RP can MX. E-mail: email@example.com 11550 18.03.17 1830-1845 F R.Publique Africaine, via Issoudun, FF: IDs. F. LB 11550 18.03.17 1836-1842 F R.Publique Africaine, via Issoudun,FF: NX on Burundi 54444 AN 11615 18.03.17 1824-1830*BOT Afia/Hallo Darfur, via Selebi Pikwe, AA: TK (Speech) 45444 AN At 1829 MX bridge and final annmt, then S/OFF. 11730 19.03.17 1315-1317 GUM KTWR, Agana, Assamese: Phone nr, ID, Song. 45444 AN* 11735 04.03.17 1914-1933 B R.Transmundial, Santa Maria, PP: Rlgs TK. ID. 14321 MM 11735 11.03.17 1843-1857 B R.Transmundial, Santa Maria, PP: Rlgs songs and TK. 13321 MM 11735 26.03.17 1425-1429 TZN Zanzibar BC, Dolè, Swahili: Phone-in PX. 44444 AN* 11750 26.03.17 1641-1644 CEY SLBC, Trincomalee, Sinhala: TK, Song "Paramitha" by 45444 AN* Shashika Nisansala, Interview, Song "Obe Atha Gena", by Rohana Siriwardana. 11764.6 12.03.17 0859-0915 B Super R.Deus e Amor, Curitiba, PP: Rlgs TK, ID+QRGs 24322 MM 11765 06.03.17 2105 B Super R.Deus è Amor, Curitiba, PP: Rlgs TK. G. RP 11765 20.03.17 1945 B Super R.Deus è Amor, Curitiba, PP: Rlgs TK. G. RP 11780 04.03.17 1930-2113 B R.Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, PP: Brazilian 24322 MM songs, TK. At 2133 ID with mention of PX's title. 11815 06.03.17 2110 B R.Brasil Central, Goiania, PP: MX. G. RP 11815 13.03.17 0708-0720 B R.Brasil Central, Goiania, PP: TK. // 4985. 24322 MM 11855 06.03.17 2115 B R.Aparecida, PP: Rlgs TK. F. RP 11895 04.03.17 2001-2030 B R.Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, PP: Rlgs TK. 13221 MM 11925 04.03.17 2024-2037 B R.Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, PP: Football live, TK. 24322 MM 11925 06.03.17 2120 B R.Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, PP: NX. G. RP 11934.8 04.03.17 2035-2043 B R.RB2, Curitiba, PP: Rlgs songs and TK. // 9725. 13321 MM 11965 11.03.17 1710 F Dimtse R.Erena, Issoudun relay, Tigrinya: TK. E-mail F. RP address: firstname.lastname@example.org 11975 26.03.17 1600-1630 GUM KSDA AWR, Agat, EE: Wavescan DX PX feat.B.Padula rpt 25422 PR 12050 10.03.17*1800-1801 ASC Dandal Kura R.Int., Ascension relay, Kanuri: ID, TK 35333 AN* 12050 18.03.17 1832-1835 ASC Dandal Kura R.Int., Ascension relay. Kanuri: ID, TK. 35333 AN 12075 07.03.17 1914-1928 BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe relay, FF: TK. 35322 AN* 12085 18.03.17 1845-1859*??? VOA, Amharic? HOA songs "Ethiopia" mentioned often, 55444 AN At 1852 TK by YL. At 1859 ID in EE and S/OFF. 12120 10.03.17 1542-1559*GUM KTWR, Agana, EE: ID, Rlgs TK. AT 1559 ID and S/OFF. 45444 AN* 12120 18.03.17 1105 GUM KTWR, Agana, Mongolian: Rlgs TK. F. RP 12120 23.03.17 1528-1545 GUM KTWR, Agana, EE: Rlgs TK, Song "We praise your Righ- 45544 AN* teousness" by Sovereign Grace Music, song "Miracle Child" and ID. 13630 10.03.17 1707-1716 BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe relay, PP: Interview. 35333 AN* 13680 19.03.17 1435-1505 ZMB VO Hope Africa, Lusaka, EE: IDs by OM. F. LB 13680 26.03.17 1608-1640 ZMB VO Hope Africa, Lusaka, EE: Rlgs TK, 1630 ID, Song 35333 AN* "Some trust in Chariots" by Robin Mark. At 1634 PX: "Turning Point". 13800 10.03.17 1120 SOM Puntland R., Garowe, Somali: TK. F. RP 15140 10.03.17 1444-1454 OMA R.Oman, Muscat, EE: Songs "That's What I like" by 55444 AN* Bruno Mars, "It ain't me" by Kigo & Selena Gomez, "Call on me" by Starley, interspersed with jingles 15140 23.03.17 1423-1428 OMA R.Oman, Muscat, EE: Song "Welcome to the Black Para- 45444 AN* de" by My Chemical Romance, TK, ID. 15140 26.03.17 1515-1530 OMA R.Sultanate of Oman FM, EE: (Increased time for EE?) 35333 PR Ed: Don't be surprised. I also noted many times that they "forget" to switch to PX in AA after 1500 hrs! 15190 04.03.17 1735-1850 B R.Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, PP: TK, songs, ID. 24322 MM 15190 11.03.17 1829-1840 B R.Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, PP: TK, ID. 14321 MM 15225 20.03.17 1253-1257*PHL R.Veritas Asia, Paluig Zambales, Kachin: Song, TK, 35333 AN MX bridge. At 1257 ID in EE and S/OFF. 15235 10.03.17 1700-1705 AFS Channel Africa, Johannesburg via Meyerton, EE: ID+NX 35433 AN* 15235 20.03.17 1750 AFS Channel Africa, Johannesburg via Meyerton, EE: MX. G. RP 15340 19.03.17 1228-1240 AUS Reach Beyond Australia, via Kununurra, EE: IS, ID, 35333 AN at 1230 into Urdu with MX Bridge abd TK. 15340 26.03.17 1439-1445*AUS Reach Beyond Australia, Kununurra, EE: TK. At 1444 25422 AN* ID and S/OFF. 15420 18.03.17 1800-1815 MDG R.Itahuka, via Talata Volonondry, Kirundi: NX by OM G. LB 15420 26.03.16 1700-1707 MDG VO Oromo Liberation, Talata Volonondry, Oromo: Horn 25422 AN* of Africa style MX and TK 15430 19.03.17*1301-1306 GUM KSDA AWR, Agat, EE: ID then into Dzongkha w/ ID+Song 45444 AN* 15430 26.03.17 1330-1400 CEY Deutsche Welle, Trincomalee relay, Dari: IS, ID, NX. 35433 AN* 15476 16.03.17 2018-2026 ATA LRA 36 R Nacional, Base Esperanza, SS: TK by YL. 14321 MM Extremely weak. Barely audible, better on USB. 15476 29.03.17 1904-1916 ATA LRA R.Nacional Arcángel S.Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 14321 MM SS: Songs, TK. Extremely weak, Audible only on USB. 15580 01.03.17 0600-0604 BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe relay, EE: NX with Trump's speech. 35433 AN 15580 18.03.17 1742-1744 BOT VOA, Washington via Selebi Pikwe relay. EE: ID, TK. 35333 AN 15580 26.03.17 1430-1434 BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe Relay, EE: PX "The Correspondents" 45444 AN* focused on Terrorist attack in London, ID. 17530 26.03.17 1505-1518 STP VOA, Pinheira relay, EE: PX Music Time in Africa, ID 45444 AN* 17660 04.03.17 1410 ARS R.Saudi International, Riyadh, FF: Holy Quran. G. RP 17660 10.03.17 1417-1421 ARS R.Saudi International, Riyadh, FF: ID, MX bridge, TK 35322 AN* 17660 23.03.17*1410-1420 ARS R.Saudi Int., Riyadh, FF: ID, PX on Islam. 34433 AN* 17660 26.03.17*1400-1420 ARS R.Saudi Int., Riyadh, FF: ID, Freqs, Web, Holy Quran 34433 AN* 17730 10.03.17 1423-1443 CUB R.Habana Cuba, Bauta, SS: NX report, ID. At 1529 IS 35333 AN* 17730 26.03.17 1421-1428 CUB R.Habana Cuba, Bauta, SS: TK on Philately, ID. 25332 AN* 17765 26.02.17 1745 F R.Kallacha Wolubummaa Oromiyaa (Front for Indepen- F. RP dence of Oromia), via Issoudun, Oromo: MX. E-mail: email@example.com 17845 18.03.17*1159-1219 UAE R.Ergo, via Dhabbaya, Somali: ID,MX bridge, TK+Songs 35333 AN 17845 19.03.17*1200-1219 UAE R.Ergo, via Dhabbaya, Somali: ID, MX bridge, TK. 35433 AN Contributors: (Italy 3, Bulgaria 1, Spain 1, USA 1) AN = Antonello Napolitano in Taranto (Italy). RX: ICOM IC R70, Sony ICF 2001. ANT: 20 metre outdoor wire. Tecsun AN-200 Medium Wave Tunable Loop antenna. AN* = Antonello Napolitano in Taranto (Italy). RX: KENWOOD R-1000. ANT: inverted "V"+20m wire. DV = Dave Valko in Dunlo (PA-USA). RX: Perseus. ANT: Wellbrook ALA1530S, 153 foot Delta Loop. LB = Luca Botto Fiora in Rapallo (Italy). RX: R7 Drake, Yaesu VR5000, Tecsun PL-660, Degen DE1103. ANT: 75 cm loop ferrite rod, Magnetic Loop Antenna, 20 m Windom dipole antenna. MM = Manuel Méndez in Friol or Lugo (Spain). RX: Sangean ATS-0909X, Tecsun PL880, Sony ICF SW 7600G, ANT: Degen, 31MS active loop antenna and 8 metre cable antenna. PR = Rumen Pankov, in Sofia (Bulgaria). RX: Sony ICF2001D. ANT: Folded Marconi antenna 16 meters long own made, Rod for MW. RP = Roberto Pavanello in Vercelli (Italy). RX: EGZ DX 10, Icom R-71. ANT: EGZ LPF1R ferrite loop for reception of MW, 30-metre long wire. QSL REVIEW NB: Radio stations are listed under the country in which the transmitter (not studios!) is (or presumed to be) located. Unless otherwise stated, reception reports should be considered as sent by electronic mail. ARMENIA NRW Radiofreunde, via Gavar, 6145 kHz: F/D QSL card "Stylized drawing of antennas and a special stamp" in 116 days. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA). Radio Menschen & Geschichten, via Gavar, 6005 kHz: F/D QSL card in 86 days for report with audioclip sent to: email@example.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN). BHUTAN Bhutan Broadcasting Service, 6035 kHz. F/D QSL letter (Pdf format) and friendly message 6 days after my 4th F/UP. Total time from my original report: 14 months. V/S: Kaka Tshering, General Manager BBS radio. F/UP sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org NB: The report was about reception via Twentw web SDR receiver in Holland. (Antonello Napolitano, Taranto-ITALY). CHINA Holy Tibet, 6130 kHz: F/D QSL card in 105 days for report with audioclip sent to: email@example.com but the QSL includes as official address: firstname.lastname@example.org - Previously I received an e-mail with station info and nice pictures of Tibet. (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN). FRANCE Radio Maria, 1467 kHz: F/D e-QSL in 19 days for report in French with audio clip sent to: email@example.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN). GERMANY Atlantic 2000 International, via Kall Krekel, 6005 kHz and 7310 kHz: F/D eQSL featuring a "Boat at sea" in 10 days. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA). Radio Mi Amigo International, via Kall Krekel, 6085 kHz: F/D QSL in 92 days. Addres: Avenida de Europa 85, Urb. La Marina, San Fulgencio, Alicante, Spain. Electronic report to: email@example.com (Roberto Pavanello, Vercelli-ITALY). Radio BCL News, via Rohbach Waal, 6070 kHz: eQSL in 26 days. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org V/S: Roberto Scaglione. (Roberto Pavanello, Vercelli-ITALY). ITALY Enterprise Radio, 6950 kHz: F/D QSL card "Space theme" in 29 days. E-mail: email@example.com (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA). Enterprise Radio, 6950 kHz: e-QSL received in a few hours for report with audio clip sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN). Key Channel Radio, 6915 kHz: Special e-QSL celebrating the 1st anniversary of the station, station info and pictures in 1 day for report with audioclip sent to: email@example.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN). KUWAIT Radio Free Asia, via IBB Kuwait, 11800 kHz: F/D QSL card featuring "2017- Year of the Rooster" in 50 days. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA). LITHUANIA Radio Japan NHK World, via Sitkunai, 9510 kHz: F/D QSL card featuring "Rollede A Fog Over the Woods" in 64 days. Report to Russian section via website. (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA ). MOLDOVA Radio Payam-e Doost, via Kishinev, 7480 kHz: F/D eQSL in 1 day. Report sent/and verification came to/from Pridnestrovsky Radio TV Centre: email@example.com (Roberto Pavanello, Vercelli-ITALY). NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Radio Free Asia, via Tinian, 5885 and 9300 kHz: F/D QSL cards (RFA 20th anniversary) in 11 and 29 days for report with audio clip sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN). PHILIPPINES Radio Veritas Asia, 15225 kHz: F/D QSL card, acknowledgement card, 2 stickers and bookmark in 230 days. It should be said that the QSL is dated 15 September 2016 and sent on 26 January 2017. In the meantime I sent a F/UP on 13 January 2017. The reply came 63 days after my F/UP but apparently they acknowledged my original reception report. A few days before I also received (See DX Fanzine nr. 42) a N/D acknowledgement card, 2 stickers and Waterproof Bag Case for Cell Phone with RVA logo, by registered mail. V/S: Arlene A. Donarber. (Antonello Napolitano, Taranto-ITALY)- PIRATE Radio Mexico, 6265 kHz: F/D eQSL in 2 hours. E-mail: email@example.comNB: The reply came from firstname.lastname@example.org (Roberto Pavanello, Vercelli-ITALY). Radio Deltracks, 6295 kHz: P/D friendly E-mail message in 19 days. E-mail: email@example.com V/S: Jan Koot. The reply came from: firstname.lastname@example.org (Roberto Pavanello, Vercelli-ITALY). Radio March Music, 6200 kHz: F/D eQSL in 11 days. E-mail: email@example.com (Roberto Pavanello, Vercelli-ITALY). Radio Orion 2000, 6940 kHz: e-QSL in 23 days for report with audio clip sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN). Mustang Radio, 3905 kHz: e-QSL in 1 day for report with audio clip sent to: email@example.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN). FRS Holland, 7700 kHz: e-QSL and e-letter verifying the 2016 Boxing day transmission in 87 days for report with audioclip sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN). SAO TOME' E PRINCIPE VOA, via Pinheira, 1530 kHz: F/D QSL CARD and leaflet in 244 days. The QSL mentions full A16 period instead of my date of reception, (29 June 2016) full 0300-0400 block hour instead of my time of reception (0326-0336). Only frequency is correct while transmitter site was omitted! The envelope includes the following stamp: "Shipped AUG 05 2016"!. Report sent to: letters@VOA.gov, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Luckily, see DX Fanzine nr. 35, I already got a F/D, including transmitter site, E-mail message from Helena de Menezes, Manager's secretary IBB Sao Tome Transmitting station in one day. The report was sent to: HMENEZES@bbg.gov - (Antonello Napolitano, Taranto-ITALY). TAJIKISTAN Shortwave Service, via Dushanbè, 9900 kHz: F/D QSL card "Wooden bird on the background of the antennas" in 43 days. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA). TURKEY Voice of Turkey, 9410 kHz: F/D QSL card in 90 days for report to Russian section: email@example.com (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti - RUSSIA). UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Deutsche Welle, via Dhabbaya, 11620 kHz: F/D QSL card featuring "Vintage radios" in 24 days. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA). UNITED KINGDOM KBS World, via Woofferton, 7235 kHz: F/D QSL card featuring "The mascots of PyeongChang 2018/Meet Soohorang & Bandabi" in 26 days. Report to Russian section: email@example.com (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA). INTERNATIONAL DX NEWS GUAM Here is the A17 Spring/Summer Schedule of KTWR, Effective March 26 2017. Address: Trans World Radio - Guam, P.O. Box 6095 Merizo, Guam 96916 USA. Reports by E-mail can be sent to: Rebecca Philyaw: firstname.lastname@example.org (Antonello Napolitano, Taranto-ITALY). Language Time UTC Days Frequency/MB Cantonese 1400-1430 Mon-Fri 9975/31 Mandarin 1015-1100 Mon-Fri 13710/22 Mandarin 1015-1100 Saturday 13710/22 Mandarin 1030-1100 Mon-Fri 12120/25 Mandarin 1145-1200 Saturday 11695/25 Mandarin 1130-1200 Sunday 9910/31 Mandarin 1100-1230 Mon-Fri 9910/31 Mongolian 1100-1115 Mon-Sun 12120/25 Cantonese 1115-1130 Mon-Sun 12120/25 Hakka 1130-1145 Mon-Sun 12120/25 Mandarin 1145-1200 Mon-Fri 12120/25 Mandarin 1145-1200 Mon-Fri 11695/25 Mandarin 1130-1145 Mon-Fri 11695/25 Mandarin 1315-1430 Sunday 9975/31 Mandarin 1330-1430 Saturday 9975/31 Mandarin 1345-1430 Mon-Fri 9975/31 Cantonese 1315-1345 Mon-Fri 9975/31 Mandarin 1415-1430 Mon-Fri 9975/31 Nosu Yi 1200-1215 Mon-Sun 11580/25 English 1345-1415 Sunday 9975/31 Korean 1345-1500 Mon-Fri 7510/41 Korean 1345-1515 Saturday 7510/41 Korean 1345-1515 Sunday 7510/41 English 1315-1345 Saturday 7510/41 Japanese 1215-1245 Sunday 9900/41 English 1430-1500 Mon-Sat 9975/31 English 1230-1300 Saturday 11695/25 English 1100-1105 Monday 11965/25 English 1115-1125 Tuesday-Friday 11965/25 English 1215-1240 Monday-Friday 9900/31 English 1100-1115 Tuesday-Friday 11965/25 English 1030-1100 Sunday 11965/25 English 1100-1130 Sunday 11965/25 English 1000-1015 Saturday 11995/25 English 1000-1025 Mon-Fri 11995/25 English 1015-1045 Saturday 11995/25 Madurese 1000-1030 Mon-Fri 11965/25 Sundanese 1030-1100 Mon-Fri 11965/25 English 1000-1030 Sunday 11965/25 Indonesian 1030-1100 Sunday 11965/25 Burmese 1200-1230 Mon-Fri 12040/25 Burmese 1200-1230 Saturday 12040/25 Burmese 1200-1245 Sunday 12040/25 S'gaw Karen 1230-1300 Mon-Fri 12040/25 S'gaw Karen 1245-1300 Sunday 12040/25 S'gaw Karen 1230-1300 Saturday 12040/25 Vietnamese 1245-1315 Mon-Fri 11580/25 Vietnamese 1245-1315 Saturday 11580/25 Vietnamese 1245-1315 Sunday 11580/25 Kok Borok 1230-1300 Mon-Fri 11695/25 Kok Borok 1245-1300 Sunday 11695/25 Dzongkha 1230-1245 Sat-Sun 11580/25 Santhali 1215-1230 Sat-Sun 11580/25 Hindi 1400-1415 Saturday 11695/25 Hindi 1315-1330 Sunday 11585/25 Hindi 1315-1345 Mon-Fri 11585/25 Assamese 1200-1230 Mon-Fri 11695/25 Manapuri 1315-1330 Saturday 11585/25 Telugu 1315-1330 Sunday 11695/25 Hindi 1330-1345 Sunday 11585/25 Nepali 1330-1345 Saturday 11585/25 Kashmiri 1345-1400 Sat-Sun 11585/25 Dogri 1345-1400 Mon-Fri 11585/25 Garhwali 1400-1415 Mon-Fri 11585/25 Hindi 1400-1430 Sat-Sun 11585/25 Hindi 1414-1435 Mon-Fri 11585/25 ITALY Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) has introduced a new 30 minutes weekly broadcast in English, to Europe and the Americas; at the end of every English broadcast there will be 5 minutes of "IBC Digital" in MFSK32. Reception reports and feedbacks to: email@example.com - More details on their website: www.ibcradio.webs.com which is constantly updated. FB: @ITALIANBROADCASTINGCORPORATION TW: @RADIOIBC - Here is the new full schedule, effective March 26 2017: ENGLISH: Wednesday: 18.30-19.00 6070 kHz (Channel 292, Rohrbach Waal, Germany), 1584 kHz (Radio Studio X, Momigno, Italy) to EUROPE; Thursday: 02.30-03.00 1584 kHz (Radio Studio X, Momigno, Italy) to EUROPE, Friday: 01.00-01.30 9955 kHz (WRMI, Okechoobee, USA) to CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA; Saturday: 01.30-02.00 11580 kHz (WRMI, Okechoobee, USA) to NORTH AMERICA; 20.00-20.30 1584 kHz (Radio Studio X, Momigno, Italy) to SOUTH EUROPE; Sunday: 00.30-01.00 7730 kHz (WRMI, Okechoobee, USA) to NORTH AMERICA; 10.30-11.00 6070 kHz (Channel 292, Rohrbach Waal, Germany) to EUROPE (via Radio BCL News). "IBC Digital" (In MFSK32): Wednesday: 18.55 6070 kHz (Channel 292, Rohrbach Waal, Germany), 1584 kHz (Radio Studio X, Momigno, Italy) to Europe; Thursday: 02.55 1584 kHz (Radio Studio X, Momigno, Italy) to EUROPE; Friday: 01.25 9955 kHz (WRMI, Okechoobee, USA) to CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA; Saturday: 01.55 11580 kHz (WRMI, Okechoobee, USA) to NORTH AMERICA; 20.25 1584 kHz (Radio Studio X, Momigno, Italy) to SOUTH EUROPE; Sunday: 00.55 7730 kHz (WRMI, Okechoobee, USA) to NORTH AMERICA; 10.55 6070 kHz (Channel 292, Rohrbach Waal, Germany) to EUROPE (via Radio BCL News). ITALIAN to Europe: Wednesday: 17.00-18.30 6070 kHz (Channel 292, Rohrbach Waal, Germany), 1584 kHz (Radio Studio X, Momigno, Italy); Thursday: 01.00-02.30 1584 kHz (Radio Studio X, Momigno, Italy); Saturday: 13.00-14.00 6070 kHz (Channel 292, Rohrbach Waal, Germany). (Antonello Napolitano, ITALY). MICRONESIA The Cross station, 4755 kHz. is still inactive. Here is what the station replied to an E-mail about their plans to return back to short waves: "Dear Manuel,Thank you for your inquiry. At present, the power situation in the island is not consistent with many power outages throughout the day. We are working on getting solar equipment to be able to do the SW again. Please pray for provision. God bless! Melinda Melinda R. Espinosa, CFO/Administrator, Pacific Mission Aviation, P.O Box 3209, Hagatna Guam 96932, www.pmapacific.org" (Manuel Méndez, Spain). VOICE OF HOPE NOW BROADCASTING TO THE MIDDLE EAST Sea of Galilee, Israel – March 28, 2017 - The state of Israel, in an unprecedented decision, has allocated a radio broadcast frequency to an American Christian evangelical radio network that will broadcast messages of hope and peace to the people in Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Jordan and expanded night-time coverage into Turkey and Egypt. This is the first time a Christian broadcast frequency has been granted in Israel and the first domestic radio station with international purpose. The VOICE OF HOPE – AM 1287 broadcasts in Arabic and some English to the Arab population, much of which is in a dire situation in the countries surrounding Israel and who are under religious persecution in Syria. The radio station is a continuation of the VOICE OF HOPE, which was established in 1979 by Christian businessman George Otis, and which broadcast until 2000. The new VOICE OF HOPE is owned and operated by Strategic Communications Group, a global Christian Evangelical radio network with radio stations reaching Latin America and Africa. “I am excited that this powerful Christian radio station was licensed by the State of Israel to deliver a message of hope and encouragement to the people of the Middle East. The Voice of Hope is established in support of Christians of the Middle East and is a gift of love from Christians in the United States and Canada.” - John Tayloe, Founder and President. The VOICE OF HOPE was inaugurated this week in the presense of Israel’s Minister of Communication, Tzachi Hanegbi who said, “This radio station exemplifies the deep connection and unique bond that Israel has with the American people and between Jews and Christians. We are certain that the message of hope that will be brought by the station will be an uplifting tool and a benefit to our neighbors. The State of Israel supports any message of peace to the people in neighboring countries and this is why we decided to support the reestablishiment of the Voice of Hope.” The VOICE OF HOPE broadcast studios are located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel. The programming will include Christian Arabic presenters, Arabic Christian music, news, education, drama and inspirational messages. (PRESS RELEASE taken from http://www.voiceofhope.com/pressreleases.html). "REPLAY": Radio Tirana then and now Originally written by Antonello Napolitano in November 1992 As many of our readers are aware, a few weeks ago Radio Tirana announced the end of its shortwave broadcasts. The reason was that they have outdated transmitters. Although the contents of its broadcasts were completely unrealistic, Radio Tirana was, until the end of 80’s, well known to most shortwave listeners. In 1992 I wrote a very long and detailed report about Radio Tirana, which appeared in DX Fanzine no. 14, at that time an irregularly edited shortwave publication delivered by mail. A part of the content for this story was gleaned from monitoring research, as my home city Taranto, is located in Puglia, the region of Italy which stands in front of Albania. Both, the home and external service of Radio Tirana, as well as some regional radio stations and the TV service from this close but (at that time) mysterious country, were an easy catch for me (Needless to say, Radio Tirana meant for me the start of shortwave hobby). What leaves me surprised, 25 years after, is that in 1992 the option of suspending the external service, because of outdated means and equipment, was already on the table! The disappearance of Radio Tirana is just the last sign (and there will be others in the next future, Vatican Radio just to mention one) of how fast shortwave radio is declining. As some of our readers are too young to remember the role that Radio Tirana played during the golden era of shortwave broadcasting, I decided to re-publish, 25 years later, this in depth review of radio and TV in Albania. I hope you will enjoy it. Feedbacks are welcome to: firstname.lastname@example.org Antonello Napolitano, Editor of DX Fanzine. INTRODUCTION Albania has a population of over 3 million and an area of 28,748 square kilometres. It is divided into 26 districts and borders the former Yugoslavia and Greece. The Albanian broadcasting structure is controlled by the Radio-Televisione Shqiptar (RTSH). In particular, this organization, which is state-run, operates a national TV network, two national radio programmes, Radio Tirana's external service and some regional stations. Since 1964 the RTSH headquarters is located in a building in the South East part of Tirana. THE NATIONAL HOME SERVICES The first Albanian national programme signs on at 04.00 and runs till 23.00 UTC, It is carried mainly on medium wave and is easily heard in Italy on 1089 kHz. It has also been relayed on the shortwave frequencies of 5020 and 5057 kHz for some years. Both channels, which gave fine reception in Italy, are now inactive. The second home service programme runs from 10.00 to 15.00 UTC exclusively on 1458 kHz. As the name "Kanali I Dytë Eksperimentale” (Channel Two Experimental) suggests, this programme is still experimental. According to this year's World Radio TV Handbook, there are 14 medium wave stations in Albania, most of which are located in some district capitals. Some observations can be made about the transmitter usage of the national programme. First some transmitters are not always used for the full span of the programme. The main frequency of 1089 kHz, for instance, is on the air from 04.00 to 07.00 and again from 11.00 to 23.00 UTC except for Sunday when it goes continuosly. Another point which is interesting to mention is that parts of this programme are also relayed by a number of regional stations. REGIONAL STATIONS According to Radio Tirana there are 4 regional radio stations broadcasting from Albania. They are Radio Korce, Radio Kukesi, Radio Shkoder and Radio Gjirokaster, All of these stations, except Radio Gjirokaster, are also included in the World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH) 1992 together with, Radio Rrogozhina on 648 kHz, Radio Pogradec on 693 kHz, Radio Kelcyra on 864 kHz, Radio Puke on 972 kHz and Radio Fier on 1260 kHz. With the only exception of Radio Puke on 972 kHz, all of these stations are heard here in Taranto. According to the World Radio TV Handbook 1992, these stations in addition to their own local programmes carry relays from the Tirana national programme. However, except for Radio Kukesi on 990 kHz and Radio Shkoder on 1323 kHz, none of these stations has ever been heard carrying local programmes, so a question mark must hang over their real function. Radio Shkoder which operates on 1323 kHz starts its programmes at 11.00 UTC. It is good until around 15.00 UTC when Radio Moscow International dominates the channel. News from the Tirana national programme are relayed from 14.30 until around 15.05 UTC (14.00 to 14.30 on Sundays when the soccer season is open) in Winter and one hour earlier when summer time is in force. Harder-to-hear is Radio Kukes which operates on 990 kHz. Though its channel is almost always blocked by other stations such as the RAI and RIAS Berlin, it can sometimes be heard from its sign on at 16.00 UTC until around 19.00 hours UTC. Other listed regional stations in Albania have never been heard carrying local programmes here in Taranto. They seem to be mere relays of the Tirana national programme without any programme of their own. There are some other stations, whose nature is unclear, listed in the World Radio and TV Handbook edition 1992's long and medium wave frequency table such as Berati (1170 kHz), Prenjas (1494 kHz), etc., but it is unsure wheter they are actually on the air or not as we have never heard them. TELEVISION IN ALBANIA Albanian Television (TV Shqiptar in the Albanian language) traces its origin back to April 29, 1960. Until 1965, TV programmes were about 2 hours, 3 evenings per week. Initially, they were received only in Tirana and Durres, but later with the addition of new transmitters they were also seen in other cities. For the first 11 years Television was experimental. Regular daily programmes were started in 1971. Since then Albanian Television grew constantly and by 1981 was going colour. Albania uses the PAL colour system. The Radio Television Shqiptar (RTSH) has also created its own National Symphony Orchestra. This it did in 1962. The programmes are varied and touch all fields of interests. Full use is made of RTSH's network of domestic correspondents in the production of TV programmes. According to an Italian magazine, the number of TV sets in Albania is 250,000. A monitoring research made by Carlo Pepe in 1986 has revealed that special events programmes, like World Cup Football (Soccer) matches, aired by the Italian Radio and Television (RAI), are relayed by picking they up from the air. In fact, given the short distance to some RAI transmitters, there is good reception in Albania of transmissions from the 3 italian television networks. During the broadcast of these events, while the original Italian dialogue is faded out and the comment of a studio announcer in Tirana is added, the screen shows the original RAI letter mark, which identifies the TV station. This is probably evidence of the Albanian Television's impossibility to have access to any broadcast material made available to affiliated stations by international broadcasting organizations like EBU. RADIO TIRANA INTERNATIONAL "Radio Tirana is a typical example of a totally-dehumanized station". Some critical listener's groups said that ten years ago. Whatever their reasons, their assertion was largely correct. The station used to broadcast long talks about Marxism-Leninism and hold a hostile attitude not only toward Western countries but also toward what it described as "revisionist-ruled" nations (the other Communist countries loyal to the Soviet Union). The invasion of Albania by Italian Armed forces on April 7, 1939 meant the start of an armed rebellion. A few months before the end of the World War II forces of the Communist Party of Albania, led by Enver Hoxha, seized control of the country and imposed one of the most fanatic Marxist-Leninist regimes. The country established close ties with Soviet Union and other Communist regimes but after the end of Stalin's era in 1961, when the then Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union, Nikita Krushev accused his predecessor of crimes ranging from personality cult to the murder of thousands of political opponents, diplomatic relations were officially broken. This event led to the complete isolation of Enver Hoxha's Stalinist regime. In the years since then, Hoxha's hostility for the U.S.S.R., and much of the outside world, has never diminished. But all that began to change in 1990, when the then President (and leader of the Communist Party) Ramiz Alia, in an effort to not loose power, inaugurated a process of democratization. In Albania today, freedom and democracy are reflected in every walk of life. Only 2 years ago, there was no freedom of expression and official media were heavily censored. It was in this atmosphere that Radio Tirana, which often engaged in dogmatic battles with other Communist countries, has been operating for many years. Radio broadcasting in Albania traces its history back to November 28, 1938, when the first broadcast was made over a 3-kW short-wave station. Regular programmes by Radio Tirana started only after the liberation of Tirana, on November 27, 1944. The following day, the triumphal words of the then head of government Enver Hoxha celebrating the so-called Democratic government's entry into Tirana, were heard for the first time over the transmitters of Radio Tirana. Because of lack of adequate recording equipment, during the first years of its operation Radio Tirana has been broadcasting only live programmes. From 1947 to 1950 Radio Tirana broadcast daily only 7.5 hours of domestic programmes as well as 4 hours of foreign programmes in English, French, Italian, Serbo-Croat and Greek. Later the following language services were added: Arabic in 1952, Russian and Bulgarian in 1961, Hungarian and German in 1964, Spanish in 1965, Polish and Czech in 1966, Indonesian in 1967, Portoguese in 1968, Romanian in 1969, Turkish in 1976, Chinese in 1978, Persian in 1979 and Swedish in 1981. On the technical side, the first medium wave transmitter became operational in 1952. It had a power of 50 kWs. The decades since that transmitter was put into operation, have been years of growth with the addition of new medium and shortwave transmitters. For a time Radio Tirana relayed the broadcasts of Radio Beijing in return for a lot of technical assistance from the People's Republic of China. But when the political relationships strained between the two countries the relays went away. With the communism's end in Albania, programmes changed a lot at Radio Tirana, mostly in the way of reporting, according to a translator in the English department of Radio Tirana. "Apart from becoming more free and more flexible our news coverage was more complete and more realistic" he continued. That change was reflected in the listeners' attitude toward Radio Tirana. In the words of the English Department's translator, whose former position in the listener's service gave him a chance to analyze what foreign listeners were writing, during the Communist years listeners flattered Radio Tirana just as they did with many other stations in Eastern Europe only to get a QSL card. What they did was to say good words about Albania as well as Radio Tirana. But now their comments on the programmes are more open and more realistic. Until the breakdown of Communism in Albania, Radio Tirana was totally controlled by a Communist Party organization which, after the peaceful revolution was disbanded because the Parliament decided that the radio should be a neutral organization, totally independent from the government. This means that Communists have completely lost their power. Thus, although most of them are still working at Radio Tirana they are not in high place positions. All the directors who are in charge now, for example, have never been members of the Communist Party. Because of this, Radio Tirana has lost its well-known Marxist-Leninist accent. Before the fall of Communism in Albania, Radio Tirana had an enormous foreign service with 20 languages on the air. Some of these language services, however, were receiving very few letters. This is probably explained by the fact that programmes were of high political content and did not tell much about daily life in the country. In fact the main aim of Radio Tirana was to promote the cause of Communism in the world rather than to inform objectively about Albania. But after the revolution things changed dramatically at Radio Tirana which stopped broadcasting in 12 of the 20 languages it had then on the air. The eliminated language services were those directed to Eastern Europe as well as Chinese, Indonesian, Persian, Portoguese and others which took a lot of airtime. During the past years the programmes of Radio Tirana directed to foreign countries were rather distinctive. Lots of long and emphatic talks about the magnificent achievements made in the development of the socialist economy and culture in Albania were presented and the well-known Communist song "The Internationale" was played at the end of each transmission. Further, the station used out-of-band frequencies such as 6200, 7080, 7090. 9375, 9480, 10510 and 16230 kHz. A clear sign of changing times came on December 31, 1990 when the station suddenly announced it would be carrying commercials. Radio Tirana is clearly in economic difficulties and it seems the only way to keep the station going will be to use foreign sponsorship. At least 3 well-known stations like the BBC, Trans World Radio and Radio France Internationale, expressed an interest in hiring the medium wave frequency of 1395 kHz and started negotiations with the Albanian authorities. Of these stations, Trans World Radio recently signed an agreement with Radio Tirana for the rent of that medium wave trasmitter. As from the beginning of October, in fact, Trans World Radio has started broadcating religious programmes to Eastern Europe from 20.30 to 21,30 UTC on 1395 kHz. The transmitter has an output of 1000 kWs. Given the technology available in the 1990's, Radio Tirana's equipment, is seriously outdated. According to a German listener who visited the station, the facilities seems to be a mixture of Chinese and Soviet equipment and very old indeed. "The studios are very simple with giant tape recorders", he continued. "The studio technician sits in front of a large panel of rotable knobs and all the set ups resemble the control center of an electrical power station rather than a radio studio. But all seems to be in working order" he concluded. All the news and features are made in central newsroom and then translated by the various language departments. Since 1990 producers in the various language sections have been allowed to make some programmes themselves, for example, the mailbag programme. For many years the foreign programmes of Radio Tirana have been preceded by the first 9 notes of an Albanian patriotic song called "With pickhaxe in one hand and rifle in the other", which tells how the Albanians managed to throw the Soviets out of their country. Having been written during the communist years, this song has been replaced by a new melody a couple of years ago. Radio Tirana currently broadcasts daily in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, Serbo-Croat, Italian and German. There are also some programmes in Albanian bringing the total number of languages used to 9. Its daily programmes consist of news, commentary, sport, mailbag and music. About 4 years ago a section for the production and distribution of high-quality recordings was created. Cassettes devoted to Albanian music from folk to light, to instrumental, to simphonic may be purchased by individuals through Radio Tirana. Video cassettes with the recording of Albanian dramas, films and concerts are also available. A news bulletin from Tirana on 26th September 1992, said that it is now possible to include advertisements for domestic and foreign companies in any of its foreign language programmes. Further information about this new service may be obtained by calling one of these telephone numbers: 23775, 28322 (The fax numbers are 27919 and 23775). The future of Radio Tirana appears more uncertain than ever before. Speaking of the possibility of the suspension of the service, Radio Tirana, said on April 21, 1992 this "It is true. Radio Tirana is facing major difficulties especially in terms of outdated means and equipment it continues to employ for its broadcasts. Neverless our staff is doing the utmost to keep work going because Albania is seeking broad recognition among the world community and Radio Tirana would be a good start for this". Although the political climate is much different today, Albania is still a mysterious country with many problems to contend with. Whatever happens, let us hope that everything will be done to save an important bridge of communications between Albania and the rest of the world like Radio Tirana. SOURCES: Media Network, the weekly media programme of the English Service of Radio Netherlands; Austrian Shortwave panorama, the weekly media round up of the English Service of Radio Austria International; Glenn Hauser's DX programme "World of Radio"; "Albania - Nozioni generali", a book edited in 1984 by the Tirana publishing company "8 Nentori"; Radio Tirana. Special thanks to Carlo Pepe and Mr. Lumo Shehu of the Albanian Embassy in Rome. (Originally written and published in DX Fanzine no. 14 in November 1992!) ------------------------------------------- END OF DX FANZINE nr. 43 -------------------------------------------