[HCDX]: DX Listening Digest 00-65 May 13
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[HCDX]: DX Listening Digest 00-65 May 13

DX LISTENING DIGEST 00-65, May 13, 2000 edited by Glenn Hauser

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** CANADA. CBC RCI Preview for Monday, May 15: AS IT HAPPENS: Tonight
on As it Happens - now here's a reason for national pride. The
world's largest collection of frisbees belongs to a Canadian. Michael
Sullivan owns about 15,000 frisbees - from many different countries.
He'll explain his passion for the simple plastic disk - tonight on As
It Happens, with Mary Lou Finlay and Barbara Budd at 6:30 (7:00 NT)
on CBC Radio One. (CBC Hotsheet) On RCI starts at 2230 UT on 5960,

** CANADA/VIETNAM. Bill, Have you heard anything about the cause of
music fill instead of V. of Vietnam relays for three nights in a row
last week following the execution? Was RCI considering whether or not
to nix the deal? Tnx, (Glenn to Bill Westenhaver)

Hi Glenn! Well, I have an answer... and it turns out not to be as
much of a ``conspiracy theory`` as it might look. The VOV relays are
booked through Merlin... Merlin gets the signal from VOV Hanoi, and
then routs it through to RCI. Well, VOV was having technical
problems, and couldn't deliver the signals to Merlin... hence the
fill music on the RCI frequencies. It turns out not to have been
connected with the execution at all. 73- (Bill Westenhaver, RCI, May
12, DX LISTENING DIGEST) [ellipses as given]

** COSTA RICA. For the first time in known radio history a Russian
broadcast is being produced in Costa Rica. On May 18 Radio For Peace
International begins airing a locally-recorded show titled ``A
Russian Ecological Radio Service``. A 30-minute weekly program will
be on the air every Thursday 20:00 UT on 15.049 kHz with reruns on
Friday at 04:00 on 6970 kHz and at 12:00 on 25930 kHz (USB). The show
is produced by a Russian-born journalist Yuri Bakhnov currently
living in the capital of Costa-Rica San Jose. He regularly travels to
Santa Ana to do his recordings in RFPI's studio. Yuri says that his
program will contain both environmental news items relevant to his
Russian-speaking listeners and music rarely heard on Russia's highly
commercialized radio stations. Curiously, a major Russian radio
network Radio Mayak has recently canceled its regular environmental
feature due to ``financial considerations.`` Yuri welcomes comments
about his broadcasts at <ybakhnov@xxxxxxxxxxx>. He is fluent in
Russian, Spanish and English and will appreciate messages in any of
these languages. (Sergei Sosedkin, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

RFPI already has a Russian/English bilingual show, Positive Living,
but it is produced in California (gh, DXLD)

** FINLAND. YLE heard in April with 15-minute English at 1330 on
15400, 17670 (Eric M. Walton, Vancouver, BC, World DX Club Contact,
May via DXLD)

YLE R. Finland website did not list for A-00 and, just rechecked,
still fails to list any English at this former time for N. America.
So we had not been looking for it any more in the mornings. If really
still in effect, that would be handy (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING

** GREECE. Last week, I received a letter from Dionisios
Angelogiannis, Voice of Greece`s Planning Engineer, and an engineer`s
chart. Also copies of VOG`s frequency schedules in English and Greek
and a chart showing the news broadcasts in English, Greek, and the 12
other languages that they use, all from the Frequency and Program
Departments of ERA5.

On April 26, they had BBC news in Greek at 1730-1745 on 15630.

English segments of VOG, News u.o.s., are:

0200-0210 M-F NAm 7450, 9420, 12110, 15630
0610-0620 M-F ME/Au/NAm 7475, 9375, 9420, 15630
0750-0800 S/S Au 9775
1110-1120 daily Eu 9420, 15630
1600-1700 Sat Eu/NAm Hellenes Around the World 9420, 15455, 15630
1800-1810 daily Eu 7475
1800-1900 Sun Eu/NAm It`s All Greek To Me (music) 9420, 15630, 17705
2120-2220 Sun Au repeat of 1800 9425, 15650

Angelogiannis` letter says the good news is that VOG will soon
install the first of three VOA-donated transmitters from the site in
Portugal, all rated at 250 kW, perhaps in use by July. I believe that
they will replace the present 100 kW presently being used in Avlis,
near Athens.

The bad news is the flak that Dionisios has been taking because VOA
in Delano, CA, was supposed to switch from 9690 to 15455 on March 26;
nothing happened until April 21 when VOA did this and exended to 1700
UT even though they still claim to NAm on 15455 at 1200-1800. Maybe
the missing hour is for VOA`s engineer in Delano to have his one-hour
lunch period before he changes the frequency to 17705. (John Babbis,

For those interested, the engineering sked also shows SW-Macedonia
Radio Station (35 kW):

0600-2200 9935 Eu, 11595 ME; 1400-2300 7430 Eu. A separate untitled
time column shows the first two frequencies running until -2300;
perhaps this means Sat and Sun? (ERT via Babbis via gh, DX LISTENING

** IRAN [non]. Dear Mr. Hauser, Reference to your World of Radio 1035
about Radio Sedaye Iran on 12065 kHz. Radio Sedaye Iran (KRSI) is a
radio station on FM in LA, CA also broadcasts via satellite to major
cities such as NYC, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, etc where a large
Iranian community are located; then that station KRSI rebroadcast via
FM Subcarrier. KRSI sells those modified subcarrier FM receivers.
Also I have heard that KRSI sells special DBS satellite dishes and
receivers and also charges subscriptions for its services. KRSI also
can be heard live or on audio demand at http://www.krsi.com. Please
note KRSI broadcasts 24 hrs and 7-days a weeks, all programs are in
Persian (Farsi). (Piran Mohazzabi, May 13, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

FM Atlas XVIII and M-Street Directory VIII do not show any ``KRSI``
in Los Angeles, so unless a recent change, I suppose it is also on
subcarrier there. Per MSD the real KRSI is on 97.9 in Garapan, Saipan
(gh, DXLD)

** MONGOLIA. 12085 slightly variable, Voice of Mongolia,  English
broadcast 1030-1100 and other broadcasts from 1100 to 1230 still very
audible into Northeast Ohio. Probably the latest in the Spring I have
received them this good in my area (Lee Silvi, Mentor OH, May 10-12,

73's Graham J Barclay, SOUNDWAVE FM ©®tm.,P O Box 3103, Onekawa,
Napier, New Zealand
PH: 0064-6-843-0329 FAX:0064-6-843-0369 Email: kiwiradio@xxxxxxxxxxx
URL: http://listen.to/soundwavefm (Barclay, May 13, DX LISTENING

We tried this, but it kept dropping off after a few seconds. As the
E-mail reminds us, this is the successor to the SW pirate Kiwi Radio
(gh, DXLD)

** ROMANIA. 11775 // 15105, Radio Romania International, English at
2300-2359 on 11775 very good with // 15105 fair to good in Northeast
Ohio. Presumed // 11830 fair on various recent days and 9690 barely
audible here (Lee Silvi, Mentor OH, May 11, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. The Czech editor about to lose his job at VOA has written a
follow-up letter to the Director, not having received a response
after 10 days. Both letters now appear at
http://www.angelfire.com/ok/worldofradio/voaltr.txt (DX LISTENING

** U S A. We've moved most of our to A Different Kind Of Oldies Show
web site from; http://home.compaq.net/~bigsteve387 to
http://www.dorsai.org/~bigsteve The remaining pages and audio files
will move later this week. The old URL will still work for the next
week or so, but be sure to bookmark our new address. -- ``Big Steve``
Coletti A Different Kind Of Oldies Show on WBCQ, 7415kHz Shortwave
Saturday Evenings at 8:00 ET, 0000 UTC-Sunday or 24/7 on
http://www.live365.com, open MP3 player to
bigsteve@xxxxxxxxxx http://home.compaq.net/~bigsteve387 US Mail: P.O.
Box 396, New York, NY 10002 (Coletti, May 13, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Hi Folks, You are invited to join myself and many shortwave
listeners on Sunday May 14th for our ``Mothers Day Special`` at 1500
UTC, 11 AM Eastern Daylight Time. For Live365 streaming mp3 links:
Or point your web browser to
[the penultimate character keeps changing in editing; at first it was
a square with squished sides, then an n with a tilde -gh]
and look for CyberShortwave live, or a shortcut would be set your
Winamp MP3 player "Open Location" (CTRL-L) to CyberShortwave ``live`` is the world's
first truly interactive radio monitors show. Netcast "live" via the
Internet in streaming mp3 format (most) Sunday's at 1500 utc on
http://www.live365.com. All you need to listen is the proper software.
We recommend ``Winamp``. Extensive help files and FAQ sheets are
available on http://www.live365.com You are invited to join the
interaction by connecting to Internet Relay Chat Channel #SWL (via
Efnet) during the program and/or E-mailing your comments, loggings,
or requests to n1dk@xxxxxxxx Details on how to listen to
CyberShortwave "live" also appear on my web site http://www.n1dk.com
Join us as we travel around the world via Shortwave and the Internet.
73, (Dave Kirby, N1DK, May 13, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

INTERVAL SIGNALS WEBSITE. Hi Glenn, Many thanks for linking to my
website, the Interval Signals Archive. However, please note that the
website has been renamed to ``intervalsignals.com`` and has a new
URL: http://www.intervalsignals.com If relevant, please also note
that my new e-mail address is dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Regards, (Dave
Kernick, DX LISTENING DIGEST)                        ###

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