Friday, March 28, 2008

[dxld] World of Radio 1401 headlines

Glenn Hauser to dxld

*WBCQ moves from 17495 to 15420 April 1, including World of Radio
Wednesdays at 2300
*KTBN, Trinity TV network SW relay in Utah, closing down March 31
*But what about KTMI, new SW station in Oregon, construction permit
expiring this October?
*KFI 640 Los Angeles tower collapses again
*CBA 1070 Moncton, New Brunswick about to close down April 7 at 1130
*Also off the air: Radio Rebelde`s external service from Cuba
*Radio Nacional, Argentina heard on new 5835
*Mediumwave from Ireland closes down
*BBCWS closes last shortwave transmissions to Americas in English;
bits of Spanish remain
*New A-08 schedules from Netherlands, Lithuania, Albania, Romania,
South Africa, Egypt, Turkey including new Sackville relay, Thailand,
New Zealand
*Enugu, Biafra, Nigeria may be back on 6025
*China Huayi Broadcasting, Fuzhou, back on 4830 from 1200
*Propagation outlook

[dxld] RE: DXLD 8-038: CHBC E-QSL

RE: DXLD 8-038: E-QSL from "China Huayi Broadcast Co.": Qiao Xiaoli
has posted my reception report, along with a copy of the E-QSL that
was sent to me, at:
< >.
The blog seems to indicate that there are no QSL cards left to send
out via postal mail, but will continue to respond to reception reports
now by sending out only E-QSLs (Ron Howard, CA, March 27, dxldyg via

- - - - Ron wrote:

** CHINA. 4830, "China Huayi Broadcast Co.", blue E-QSL, full data, in
one day, v/s Qiao Xiaoli (2883752 [at], who is the CHBC QSL
Manager. Happy with this, as the station had not responded to my 2005
reception report (Ron Howard, CA, March 25, dxldyg via DX LISTENING

shortwaves: Catch a wave ~ Shortwave Radio Logs from WDX6AA

CHINA China Radio Intl-CRI 9425 2325 Chinese 333
> March 21 YL with comments plus some music. OM with
> comments with a YL 2327. MacKenzie-CA.
> GABON Afrique Numero Un 9580 2314 French 333
> March 21 OM with comments and music vocals.
> Mackenzie-CA.
> JAPAN Radio Japan-NHK 11665 2306 Japanese 444
> March 22 YL and two OMs with comments.
> MacKenzie-CA.
> MADAGASCAR Radio Netherlands Intl-RNI 9895 2254
> Dutch 433 March 21 OM with comments then a YL
> with
> music vocals. Off the air at 2300. MacKenzie-CA.
> PHILIPPINES FEBC 9435 2320 Indonesian 333
> March 21 Vocal music then a YL with comments.
> MacKenzie-CA.
> PHILIPPINES VOA Relay 11725 2310 English 444
> March 22 Two YLs talking about Teacher Training.
> //15185 [444] and 9490 [333]. MacKenzie-CA.
> TAIWAN Radio Free Asia Relay-RFA 11605 2338
> Vietnamese 333 March 21 Two OMs with comments.
> //15135 [333] and 15565 [333]via Vladivostok-Russia.
> Mackenzie-CA.
> TAIWAN Radio Taiwan Intl-RTI 11635 2347 Chinese
> 333 March 21 YL with comments. YL mentioned Taiwan
> at 2259 then Time Pips and off the air. Being Jammed
> by China plus an Echo on this Frequency. //11655
> [333]. MacKenzie-CA.
> Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
> Huntington Beach, California, USA
> "World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where
> Culture and Language Come Alive"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

[dxld] Re: RTE Closedown of 567 MW

Noel R Green wrote:
Re this from Kai Ludwig.......Can anybody tell what's up with the Cork
transmitter on 729? Already off or carrying the same loop, perhaps shifted
against 567

Cork 729 was still on air today (March 26), and heard around 0730UT with
exactly the same re-tune announcement as is still being heard same time on

Noel R. Green (NW England)

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Fwd: RTI Listener Club in Kolkata

For your info & necessary action.
Swopan Chakroborty

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Thcheng <>
Date: 17 Mar 2008 09:20
Subject: Re: RTI Listener Club in  Kolkata

Dear Mr. Swopan,

Many thanks for your e-mail. The RTI Lisateners Club in Delhi is helping us
to promote an on-line petition to support Taiwan's journalist to report the
annual WHA. We would sincerely request you to assist us for the same. For
more information, please log on to or If you need any service from our side, please feel
free to contact me.


Andrew T H Cheng
Information Division
Taipei Economic and Cultural Center
84, Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057


Saturday, March 15, 2008

euromaxx quiz

euromaxx quiz

Our euromaxx quiz is simple. All you have to do is examine four pictures and answer a simple question.

If you've got the answer just drop us a line and you could be the winner of a designer wristwatch made in Europe.

We eagerly await your entry (one entry per person per e-mail). Include your answers in the e-mail text, but not as an attachment.

There is no legal recourse.

Art Fair
Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:

This week's quiz is about an expensive painting on sale at a major European art fair.

The TEFAF, the European Fine Art Fair in the Dutch city of Maastricht is the world's leading fair for artworks and antiques. Some 200 galleries attend the fair, exhibiting paintings and antique statues as well as modern designer furniture and jewellery.  The exhibits aren't just on display, they are also for sale. This year paintings, antiques and jewellery to the tune of some 670 million euros are on offer..the most valuable  is this 20 million euro painting by a famous artist.

So who painted it?


RembrandtBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:  Rembrandt 


DaliBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:  Dali

Van GoghBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:  Van Gogh 


KadinskyBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:  Kadinsky


Our keyword is "TEFAF". If you know the answer, you can write to us at:
DW TV euromaxx
Voltastrasse 6
13355 Berlin, Germany    

You can also send a fax to: 49 for Germany 30 for Berlin 4646 6505.   As always, you can find the quiz on our homepage. The deadline is March 28. Please remember to include the keyword! And, as always, our decision is final.

The chosen entry with a correct answer will win a a men's watch from Festina. And three weeks ago we asked you for the name of the famous Biedermeier artist often dubbed Germany's favourite artist. And the correct answer was D. Carl Spitzweg. The winner gets a ladies' watch from D & G and it is:  Mansa Saqib from Kot Rhada Kishan in Pakistan.


Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:  

Swopan Chakroborty
Kolkata, India

Monday, March 03, 2008

RTI Listener Club Meet in Kolkata


Radio Taiwan International did it again! Once again RTI Listeners Club's meet was arranged at Senate 1 Hall of Peerless Inn at the heart of Kolkata on 24th February 2008 from 11 a.m. onwards. RTI Chairman Mr. Cheng Yu, Program host Mr. Carlson Wong and Senior staff Ms. Hsu Ling Yi arrived Kolkata the previous evening.

Kolkata did it again! Once again the listeners Club's meet at Kolkata became the most successful and most crowd-pulling event. Yes, among all the three places chosen for the listeners club's meet in India this time, Kolkata became the leader. 66 entry passes were issued but innumerable serious listeners did not get their passes. Telephone calls came from various corners: "Can we join the meet without the pass?" The organizers were embarrassed. Such decision was taken for Chennai and Delhi meets only. But Kolkata venue could not provide even more. Well, decision was taken 6-7 persons could join the meet without entry pass. But who will be those lucky few? A good many number of listeners started for Kolkata at dawn. Some of them came to Kolkata last night and took shelter to their relatives' houses. They started entering the venue from 10 a.m. (some eager listeners came at 9 a.m.!) However, Indian Postal System saved all. A good many listeners of those 66 did not receive their passes. However, 44 listeners came with the pass and 14 without pass.

This time the complete list of participants is given. Here they are:- Dipak Kr. Das, Mani Sankar , S.M. Zakir Hosain, Humayun Kabir, Sahidul Haque, Arati Majumdar, Shivendu Paul, Biswanath Mandal, Raju Majumder, Srikanta Nandi, Saifur Rahaman, Nasimul Haque, S.K. Chandra, Khokan Naskar, Gouranga Paira, Prosanta Chakraborty, Subir Basu, Chanchal Bhattacharya, Tanumoy Chakraborty, Subhasis Karmakar, Dipan Kr. Saha, Asraful Hoque, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Nizamuddin Sk, Parvina Nasrin, Motiur Rahaman, Habibur Alam, Samim Akhtar, Matiur Rahaman, Pashupati Dey, Prasenjit Bhakat, Suvendu Show, Kamruddi Alam, Jagadish Bera, Amanul Islam, Rajdeep Das, Aspak Ahmed Chaudhury, Pranab Kr. Roy, Nasiruddin Ahmed, S.M.A. Sufian (Babu), habibur Rahaman, Rabi Shankar Basu, Mrityunjoy Bera, Swopan Chakraborty, Madhab Ch. Sagour, Jogesh Ch. Das, Nabendu Das, Md. Abizzar, Amitava Das, Hiranmoy Mandal, Bhudeb Sarkar, Suvendu Das, Foiej Kabir, Mina Chaudhury, Azizul Haque, Rajib Bandyopadhyay, Dipanjan Mukherjee and Pooshan Deb Mallick.

At about 11:45 a.m. the function began after registration. Mr. Carlson Wong announced the beginning of the meet. Then the chairman Mr. Cheng Yu gave the inaugural speech welcoming all. His speech was translated into English by Mr. Carlson Wong. Mr. Swopan Chakraborty, the president of RTI listeners club in Kolkata addressed the gathering next. He promised to extend his utmost effort to promote RTI. His main job was coordination and he promised to do this effectively as he did earlier. Then Rajib Bandyopadhyay was called to give a short speech. After that Mr. Swopan Chakraborty and Rajib Bandyopadhyay received a small gift from the Chairman as a token of the service rendered to RTI. Then the listeners gave their proposals and asked questions to the Chairman. Proposals came to strengthen the signal and to make New Delhi postbox more effective. The chairman assured them to do something fruitful. But regarding the Delhi postbox, he said, RTI gets voluntary support from Mr. Alokesh Gupta and it seems he is doing his best. Mr. Rabi Shankar Basu presented the Chairman a collage of photographs collected from skeds of RTI and other sources. Mr. Carlson Wong said it will be kept in the museum of RTI. Then a quiz session began and the participants showed their acquaintance with RTI.

From 1:30 to 2:15 everybody enjoyed the lunch heartily with Chinese and Indian dishes. In the post lunch session most memorable event was a Mandarin song sung by Mr. Chairman and Ms. Hsu Ling Yi. The lady greeted the audience in broken Bengali (Shubhechha Roilo). RTI caps were distributed to all and after the photo session the meeting came to an happy end with the message to meet again.

One final note:- Swopan Chakraborty did it again. Once again he was elected unanimously the President of RTI listeners club in Kolkata.


Sincerely Yours,

Rajib Bandyopadhyay.

Howrah, WB, India


Saturday, March 01, 2008

Inbox quiz

Easter is celebrated in March this Year - see if you can answer this month's Inbox Question correctly!

Classic chocolate Easter Bunnies - as they have been known for the last 40 years! Easter would not seem like Easter without them! 

Sunday 23rd March is Easter Sunday. On this day, children and adults alike look forward to receiving chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies.

In some countries, children actually believe it's the Easter Bunny who delivers or hides the eggs just like Santa Claus brings the presents at Christmas!


The Easter celebration goes back to the earliest days of the Christian church but, like several other Christian holidays, most Easter customs can be traced back to pre-Christian, pagan rites.


What we want to know here at Inbox this month is: what are Christians celebrating on Easter Sunday, the most important religious feast in the Christian church calendar? Is it

a) Passover

b) The resurrection of Jesus Christ


c) The birth of Buddha



Answers should be sent in no later than March 31st

Send your answer by e-mail to: or as a text message to +49 160148 1000, or by post to Deutsche Welle, English Service, Inbox, 53110 Bonn, Germany.


There's a shortwave radio for the winner and some great consolation prizes for the first three runners-up.


As always, we are also interested in receiving your personal stories, thoughts or feelings about the Easter Festival

Good Luck!


Previous Winners:
November 2007:
Godfrey Musimbi - Uganda
Apoli Bertrand Kameni - France
Stan Picha - Canada



Jayanta Chakrabarty - India



Swopan Chakroborty
Kolkata, India