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THE FOUR WINDS ON LINE  - Copyright 1998  Part  1
Year 3 -  Number  59  - Rome, 1 May 1998
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The Four Winds on Line  - Copyright 1998 - Newsletter edited by 
Giovanni Serra, Rome - Italy.

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I have the sad duty to report that a legend in our radio hobby passed
away last week. Henry Scofield Holbrook or "Hank" as he was known to his
friends, died of leukemia on April 15 at the age of 69 in the Washington
Hospital Center. He lived in Tracy's Landing, MD. Hank was an avid DXers
(all band) and chased after wallpaper like no other in our hobby. He
DXed it all and collected QSLs from everything he heard. Draw bridges,
ships, broadcasters, TISs, toll booths, et al. If Hank could hear it he
would QSL it. I grew up in this hobby watching Hank do his thing. He
supported clubs, commercial magazines and other organizations with his
information and insight. As a MT columnist I use to look forward to
Hank's monthly contributions.  It always gave me a new idea or two and
some new DX targets to go after. Hank was more than a contributor for
me. He educated and directed me in my hobby pursuits. But more than
that, Hank was a good firend to me and this hobby. Hank old friend,
Gayle and I will miss you. I' m sure that Mary Ellen  will miss keeping
your logbook on trips. But you are in a far better place where the DX is
always in and your QSLs never get lost in the mail. Please take a second
or two today to remember a great DX'er. To Mary Ellen his wife, and
Melanie and Martha his daughters, we send along our deepest sympathy
from the entire MT/ST/Grove family. Also Gayle and I send along our
personal regards. We both had a close working relationship with Hank
that had developed over many years of personal and regular
correspondence. If I get any more details, I will certainly pass it
along. I want to thank MT reader Dave Eason for passing along the heads
up to Gayle and faxing Hank's Washington Post obit to the office. (Larry
Van Horn, Monitoring Times Assistant Editor, USA, via Eric Bueneman)


ERIC BUENEMAN - Confirming information on Glenn Hauser's report...KMOX
(1120 kHz-St. Louis, MO) DOES play the National Anthem at 5:23 a.m. on a
daily basis, and The Lord's Prayer (the Catholic "Our Father") before
the 6:00 a.m. news. In addition, on weekdays, the station plays a
military march before the 7:00 a.m. news. The music is enhanced by the
station's AM Stereo capability, which it added in 1988. 73, Eric (N0UIH)

HAROLD SELLERS  - From April 17 to 19 I was on a DXpedition to a remote
cottage near the north-eastern Ontario hamlet of Coe Hill. Coe Hill is
about 3 hours NE of Toronto in the Kawartha Lakes region. Five DXers
(Ken Alexander, Neil Wolfish, Dan Greenall, myself - all from Ontario-
and Harold Frodge from Michigan) enjoyed 1 to 3 days listening from a
cottage that has all the comforts of home (refridgerator, stove,
dishwasher!, television, VCR, three bedrooms and a hot tub!). For an
antenna we thought we had a 1000 foot longwire fed to all of us through
a multicoupler. However when the antenna was being rolled in at the end
of the weekend it was discovered there was a break in the wire, so we
only had a 40 ft. antenna!!! My receiver was the JRC NRD-515. This is a
very quiet site, but propagation conditions were mostly flat with the
exception of Sunday morning when the higher frequencies did quite well
into Asia and the Pacific. Probably this was due to our antenna! But we
still had a lot of fun.  Harold Sellers

Thank you  for all our Contributors !

AL QUAGLIERI ( AQ ), Albany, NY, USA    via e - mail    RX:  Drake
R8A    ANT:  an extended Zepp antenna < http://www.albany.net/~alcue/ >
BRUNO PECOLATTO, Pont Canavese (TO) Italy  for Radiorama Pirate News
April # 3  # 4 via e - mail    RX: Kenwood R5000, Lowe HF150 ANT.: Yaesu
FRT7700, Daiwa AF606K, longwire 15 mt  < 
http://www.arpnet.it/~air/welcome.htm > <  http://www.radiorama.it >
CHARLES BOLLAND, Lake Worth FL, USA  via e-mail  RX: NRD535D and
NRD525    ANT.: Longwire
DAVID CLARK (DMC), Thornhill, Ontario, Canada via e-mail    RX    Drake
R8 / JRC NRD-515  with Sherwood SE-3  ANT.: -   Carolina Beam +  JPS
ANC-4 noise phaser
ELMER DAVID ESCOTO ROMERO, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  via e-mail  RX: 
DX-394  ANT.:  Longwire 60m
ERIC BUENEMAN, Hazelwood, MO, USA via e-mail RX: Sangean ATS-803A ANT:
MFJ-1778 G5RV MFJ-956 antenna tuner/preselector <
http://members.aol.com/n0uiheric/k-index.htm >
FRANCESCO CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy for RADIO DX NET from Italy ( RDXN) 
via e-mail City area: FC, from Udine RX Drake R7 Drake R4B + DGS1 ANT LW
20 mt. E-O < http://www.radiorama.it ><
http://www.arpnet.it/~air/welcome.htm >(standard AIR pages) RADIORAMA,
Italian monthly Magazine Director AIR (Associazione Italiana
Radioascolto) co-founder
GABRIEL IVAN BARRERA, Buenos Aires - Argentina via e-mail  
GIOVANNI  SERRA, Roma, Italy (ed.)   RX:  JRC NRD 525     ANT:  Alpha
Delta DX SWL-S Sloper  (40 feet) ;  JPS NIR 10 filter and Oregon
Scientific clock, tuned  with the standard frequency station DCF 77 in
Mainflingen, Germany on 77.5 kHz.
GLENN HAUSER (GH), Enid OK, USA for GH SW/DX Report 98-20, April 23,
1998, via e-mail < http://www.hotmail.com ><
http://www.angelfire.com/ok/worldofradio >
HAROLD SELLERS, Newmarket, Ontario - Canada via e-mail --- DXpedition to
a remote cottage near the north-eastern Ontario hamlet of Coe Hill.
JERRY BERG, Lexington, MA, USA via e-mail   RX:  Drake R 8   ANT.:  165'
LW     Welcome !
MARK VELDHUIS, Borne, The Netherlands via e-mail    RX: AOR AR7030 - JRC
NRD-535 - Lowe HF-150 -Sony ICF-SW7600G   ANT: Appr. 20 meter longwire +
MLB and RF Systems SP-2 antenna splitter
MARTIN SCHOECH, Merseburg, Germany via e-mail RX: Sony ICF 2001D ANT:
Sony AN 1 (active telescopic antenna) <
http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/2594/ >
MICHIEL SCHAAY,  Doorn, The Netherlands  via e-mail   RX: AOR AR7030  
ANT.: RF-Systems T2FD and MK1
PEDRO ARRUNATEGUI, Lima, Peru   for Chasqui DX  # 119  # 120 via
e-mail    RX: Icom IC-R 71 E    ANT:   42 meters dipole
PIERLUIGI CALLIGARO, Udine, Italy  (via Radio DX Net)    RX:   RX Sony
ICF-SW55   ANT.:  LW 10 mt. N-S  --- QTH:  Buia (Udine),  RX : JRC
NRD535D full opt.   ANT.:   LW 50 mt. N-S
PIET PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands  via e-mail    RX: Lowe
HF225E     ANT.:   20 meters longwire.
PLAY DX, Milano, Italy  # 978  April 20,   # 979 April 27,  Edited by
Dario Monferini, via snail mail 
RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ R., Santafe de Bogota D.C., Colombia  via  e-mail   
RX: Sony ICF 2010, ony ICF 7600G, Sangean 813   ANT.: Longwire 10 mtrs
and Palomar Loop Antena for MW 
ZACHARIAS LIANGAS, Thessalloniki, Greece via e-mail   RX:  Lowe HF 150 -
Philips 2935 - Sony ICF 7600 D   ANT:  6 meters sloper  ATU hand made -
11 m hor ( for 40 m - 60 m ) - 6 m antenna tilted upward  <
http://www.compulink.gr/Users/zliangas >  SHORTED ! <
http://www.clandjop.com/~jcruzan/greek-p.html >  (mirrored for greek
pirate radio )

SW TIPS    (TIME - Freq. - Country)

0005- 6535.8- PERU- RADIODIFUSORA HUANCABAMBA 0005 - 0030 April 26 "
Huancambamba escucha su emisora favorita. RD Huancamabamba la emisora
del norte peruano..." pgm: Buenas Tardes Huancabamba. In this programa
reading in the air one letter from listener in USA , also mentions
letters from,"...Italia, Alemania, Europa, y Australia.." ---RODRIGUEZ
R., Santafe de Bogota D.C., Colombia

0010- 5522.2- PERU- R. Sudamericana, Cajamarca; 20/04 0010-0100 33333mx
ID "Radio Sudamericana, la radio mas joven.." mx ID " Radio
Sudamericana, una señal nítidamente llegando a todo el Perú y el Mundo..
Radio Sudamericana.." ---ARRUNATEGUI, Lima, Peru / Chasqui DX  # 120

0010- 5012.5- DOMINICA REP.- Radio Cristal Int'l, Spanish at 0010 with a
jazz music program, including several Louis Armstrong songs. Fair-good,
Apr. 18. ---SELLERS , Coe Hill, Ontario, Canada 

0010- 5025- PERU- R. Quillabamba, Quillabamba; 18/04 0010-0115 nx ID
"Por Radio Quillabamba.." mxf advs Indomotor, lo mejor en motos... mx px
Tripicalisando la noche, por Radio Quillabamba, lo mejor de los
sábados.... ---ARRUNATEGUI, Lima, Peru / Chasqui DX  # 119

0020- 5010- INDIA- AIR Thiruvanan... Apr. 22  0020 indian music QRK3/4!
---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0030- 5039.2- PERU- R.Libertad, Junín; 20/04 0030-0110 44444 mx chicha
ID " Radio Libertad de Junín, una nueva frecuencia que se inicia en
nuestras pampas, donde nuestros patriotas defendieron la independencia,
Radio Libertad, la mejor..." mx  ---ARRUNATEGUI, Lima, Peru / Chasqui
DX  # 120

0030- 4552- BOLIVIA- Radio Tropico; Trinidad, April 18, 0030-0102,
Signal fading in & out and hard to copy with several males reading
newsitems(?), mentioning Cochabamba and ID at 0037. Also noted: some
short speeches,  ''Informacion'' and ''Encontro'' at 0101. ---PIJPERS,
Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands

0035- 5012.5- DOMINICAN REP- R. Cristal Apr. 22  0035 many adv.s QRK 2+
---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0045- 4886.8- PERU- R. Villarrica, Huanvelica; 22/04 0045-0120 44444 mx
ID "Por Radio Villarrica.. " advs ---ARRUNATEGUI, Lima, Peru / Chasqui
DX  # 120

0100- 6130- LAOS- R. Vientiane Apr. 22  0100 IS and local talk QRK3!
---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0105- 9705- MEXICO- XERMX R. México Int. Apr. 22  0105 cultural talk in
spanish QRK2  ---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0120- 5637.4- PERU- RADIO PERU 0120-0130 April 26 Id: "Esta es Radio
Peru su frecuencia amiga..." Ments.Sked:1000 - 1400  and 2100 - 0200.
---RODRIGUEZ R., Santafe de Bogota D.C., Colombia

0120- 4450- BOLIVIA- Radio Estacion Frontera; Cobija, April 18,
0120-0150, Slow-paced indigenous music, but also a rocksong.
Announcements in Spanish. Signal very weak with some slight peaks.
Tentative. ---PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands

0126- 4895- PERU- R. Chanchamayo, Chanchamayo; 22/04 0126-0150 33333 px
Fiesta Deportiva de Radio Chanchamayo ID " Por Radio  Chamchamayo..."
---ARRUNATEGUI, Lima, Peru / Chasqui DX  # 120

0128- 15170- TAHITI- Radio Tahiti  0128-0358 in French with English
pops, 0200 news, 0203 "Radio Outre Mer" ID. Fair but in the clear till
WYFR QRM at 0358, Apr. 18. ---SELLERS , Coe Hill, Ontario, Canada

0145- 5039.4- PERU- RADIO LIBERTAD DE JUNIN 0145-0200 mx Romantic. " El
saludo para ti oyente que destas en la sintonia del programa del amor
aqui en Radio Libertad de Junin..." Pgm. De Corazon a Corazon. mnet
phone 344025. At the 0155 s/off:" Hast aqui señoras y señores la
programaciòn de hoy en Radio Libertad de Junin, tu siempre nueva radio,
agradece las horas que han transcurrido y fue grato ofrecerles en todo
momento y a toda hora la mejor musica y las informaciones de ultimo
momento, sera hasta mañana a la hora de siempre desde los 5040 Kcs en
onda Corta, 1180 Kcs Onda Media y 97.7 en frecuencia modulada...nos
volveremos a encontraren este mismo punto del dial, en la señal de Radio
Libertad de Junin, Tu siempre nueva radio..." ---RODRIGUEZ R., Santafe
de Bogota D.C., Colombia 

 0157- 4905- BRAZIL- Radio Anhanguera; Arguaina, April 18, 0157-0205,
Religious talk in Portuguese. No ID at top of the hour. Weak &
tentative. ---PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands  

0210- 6811- PERU- Radio Ondas del Rio Mayo; Nueva Cajamarca, April 18,
0210-0219*, Woman in Spanish with passionate monologue, soon followed by
male (echo-effect) with ID and sign off with National Anthem. Weak.
---PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands

0212- 11965- SRI LANKA- Deutsche Welle, Trincomalee, News by M&W on
German politics, 0212 ID. Poor-fair, Apr. 18. ---SELLERS , Coe Hill,
Ontario, Canada

0230- 6025 BOLIVIA- Radio Illimani; La Paz, April 25, 0230, ''Noticias''
till 0250 with several hard to read IDs, followed by music. Heavy qrm
adjacent channels & blocked by DW at 0300. ---PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn,
The Netherlands

0230- 9705- MEXICO- Radio Mexico International; Mexico City, April 19,
0230-0300, Male in Spanish with outline of station's cultural and
educational programmes. ID & at 0300 a programme in English. Poor.
---PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands

0256- 4990.94- SURINAME- Radio Apintie, Paramaribo,  0256-0258* April
13, tuned in just in time to hear Apintie drums immediately ahead of
relatively short anthem played by brass band. Weak fair thru the strong
carrier of R. Ancash which continued on but Ancash is rendering
extremely low audio presently and could only be heard with very marginal
audio after Apintie's closing. Normal sked is to 0400* except on local
Sunday evenings when 1 hr earlier; this is listed correctly in PWBR but
not properly reflected in any of WRTH, TBL or TBL.  *  Also 0400-0404*
April 14, instrumental music across 0400 to closing anmt by woman at
0401, then same anthem rendition as hrd prior day but quite weak. Bits
of R. Ancash audio again noted only after Apintie close. Now is a good
time to log Apintie, in NAm and probably Europe, in spite of its LP
antenna now beamed south (per Hans Johnson in Cumbre DX via DX-Window),
as long as Ancash modulation remains so low. ---CLARK, Thornhill,
Ontario, Canada

0256- 7200- SUDAN- Radio Omdurman, in Arabic (Apr.19-98), from 0256 to
0300 nice interval signal (QRM from VoA, leaves at 0300), at 0300 hymn
and full ID followed by announcements and music, good  ---SCHOECH,
Merseburg, Germany

0257- 6550- LEBANON- Radio Voice of Lebanon, 0257 musical IS, 0258 River
Kwai March music to 0300 NA by chorus and band, 0303:30 classical music,
0306:30 man in Arabic. Fair, in the clear, Apr. 18. ---SELLERS , Coe
Hill, Ontario, Canada

0310- 4820- BOTSWANA- R. Botswana Apr. 23 0310 vernacular talk QRK3/4 
---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0310- 9705- MEXICO- Radio Mexico Int'l, English heard 0310-0330 when VOA
s/on in Romanian. "National Information" at 0310, part of "Antena Radio"
program. Very good until VOA, Apr. 18. English mixed with Spanish hrd
again at 1404. ---SELLERS , Coe Hill, Ontario, Canada 

0315- 4915- BRAZIL- R. Difusora Macapá Apr. 23 0315 very long ID QRK3+
---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0315- 4995- PERU- Radio Andina; Huancayo, April 25, 0315-0318*, Huaynos
with RWM, Moscow interfering. Full ID when signing off. Fair signal.
Long time no hear this station. ---PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn, The

0335- 4939.6- VENEZUELA- R. Amazonas, Puerto Ayacucho Apr. 23  0335 "Les
informó Radio Amazonas..."      QRK2/3  ---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy /

0345- 4976- UGANDA- R. Uganda Apr. 23 0345 vernacular talk QRK 3 
---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0350- 4765- BRAZIL- Radio Rural; Santarem, April 25, 0350-0400*, Flowery
monologue in Portuguese. Canned ID when signing off. Poor. ---PIJPERS,
Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands 

0350- 4904.7- PERU- R. La Oroya, La Oroya; 14/04 0350-0420 44444 ID
Anuncia ahora en Radio La Oroya, es una buena inversión, Radio La Oroya,
garantiza su inversión.."mx huayno ID "Desde los estudios de Radio La
Oroya..." mxf. ---ARRUNATEGUI, Lima, Peru / Chasqui DX  # 119

0420- 4775- SWAZILAND- TWR Manzini Apr. 24 0420 relig. chant QRK3 
---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0420- 4991- PERU- R. Ancash, Ancash; 14/04 0420-0505 44444 mx ID "Por
Radio Ancash.." mx 0500* s/off dicen: "Radio Ancash, concluye sus
transmisiones del día de hoy, mañana muy temprano, los esperamos en los
4990 Khz. , les deseamos una feliz noche..., tocan el himno nacional..."
---ARRUNATEGUI, Lima, Peru / Chasqui DX  # 119

0421- 4930.7- HONDURAS- R. Internacional Apr. 24 0421 "91.9 FM
nacional!" QRK3  ---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0432- 6025- NIGERIA- FRCN; Enugu, April 24, 0432-0445, Time, ID &
followed by religious talk and hymns in English. Poor, but on a clear
channel. ---PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands

0435- 4955- COLOMBIA- R. Nac. de Colombia Apr. 24 0435 melodic music
QRK3  ---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0442- 4991- PERU- R. Ancash Apr. 24 0442 classic huayno music QRK 2/3 
---CLEMENTE, Udine, Italy / RADIO DX NET 

0520- 15244- CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF)- RTNC; Kinshasa, April 25,
0520-0600, Male in French with political talk -a liberated Congo, hilife
music. Weak signal; picked up signal again at 0545 with same kind of
talk & signal but with nasty interfering neighbour. Not on before 0500
when checking. Presumed. ---PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands 

0530- 7270- GABON- Radiodiffusion Gabonaise; Moyabi, April 25,
0530-0545, Weak signal with exuberant male in French, mentioning Gabon &
Libreville with heavy qrm adjacent channels. Seems like something for a
winter morning, this late. Presumed. ---PIJPERS, Alphen a/d Rijn, The
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