Monthly Archives: Luglio 2016

NAVTEX 518KHz – Sellia Marina Radio

Data: 30/07/2016 – 23:30 UTC

Modo digitale: NAVTEX

Frequenza: 518 KHz (517KHz USB)

Ricevuti alcuni messaggi NAVTEX dalla stazione SELLIA MARINA RADIO, situata in provincia di Catanzaro.

ZCZC VA45

302330 UTC JUL 16
SELLIA MARINA RADIO

COASTAL WARNRNG NR.397/16 JUL 29
MESSINA STRAIT ZONE
DAY JULY 31, 2016 FROM 08.00 GMT TO 11.00 GMT WILL CARRY
OUT A CROSS SWIMMING OF MESSINA STRAIT, WITH DEPARTURE FROM
TORRE FARO (ME), STOP TO CANNITELO (RC) AND ARRIVAL TO TORRE FARO
(ME).
UNITS IN TRANSIT SHALL NAVIGATE NOT LEAST 500 METERS FROM THE BOATS
IN TOW SWIMMERS.
SHIPS AND CRAFT IN TRANSIT PAY MAXIMUM ATTENTION
NNNN

ZCZC VA46
302330 UTC JUL 16
SELLIA MARINA RADIO

COASTAL WARNING NR.398/16 JUL 29
MESSINA STRAIT ZONE
DAY JULY 31, 2016 FROM 16.00 GMT TO 17.30 GMT WILL CARRY
OUT A RETAY CROSS SWIMMING OF MESSINA STRAIT, WITH DEPARTURE FROM
TORRE FARO (ME), AND ARRIVAL TO CANNITELO (RC).
UNITS IN TRANSIT SHALL NAVIGATE NOT LEAST 500 METERS FROM THE BOATS
IN TOW SWIMMERS.
SHIPS AND CRAFT IN TRANSIT PAY MAXIMUM ATTENTION
NNNN

ZCZC VA47
302330 UTC JUL 16
SELLIA MARINA RADIO

COASTAL WARNING NR.406 /16 JUL 29
SOUTHERN IONIAN SEA ZONE
SIGNALELED VESSEL SUBMERGED WHTE COLOR WAS RECOCERED.
MARISICILIA COASTAL WARNING NR. 404/16 JULU29 IS CANCELLED.
NNNN


302330 UTC JUL 16
SELLIA MARINA RADIO

COASTAL WARNING 333/16 JUL 25 (1 REPETITION)
MERIDIONAL ADRIATIC SEA - IONIAN SEA.
FROM DAY 26 JULY 2016 TO DAY 07 AUGUST 2016,
SHIP 'MEUCCI' WILL CARRY OUT OCEANOGRAPHIC SURVEY ALONG ROUTE
SEA BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING POINTS:
WP1. - LAT. 41 07.142N - LONG. 017 34.500E.
TRANSIT SHIPS BEWARE AND MANTEIN 1 (ONE) NM SAFETY DISTANCE
NNNN

 

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DigiDX episodio n°19

Emittente: DIGIDX, episodio n°19

Data: 4 luglio 2016, 20:00-20:30 UTC

Frequenza: 6070KHz (AM)

Riporto il testo e le immagini ricevute:

Before RSID: <<2016-07-04T19:59Z MFSK-32 @ 6070000+1506>> 
eo fNhR#a 
 
Hello and welcome to DigiDX 19 , a weekly review of the latest shortwave 
and DX news broadcast mainly in MFSK32 mode. This broadcast includes 
shortwave news, an article on Nazi Radio Propaganda in Latvia from 
1941-1945 and the over-the-air QSL card. 
 
After 3 minutes on 2350 Hz we will have a shorter version of this 
episode in Olivia 8-250 mode. Please record the episode or use multiple 
instances of your decoding software to decode this extra stream. 
 
DigiDX weekly schedule: 
 
 
Sunday 2130 - 15770kHz via WRMI (Okeechobee, FL, USA) 
Sunday 2330 - 11580kHz via WRMI (Okeechobee, FL, USA) 
Monday 2000 - 6070kHz via Channel 292 (Rohrbach Wall, DE) 
Daily 0530/1830 - 6070kHz via Channel 292 (Rohrbach Wall, DE) 
 
Thanks to Channel 292 broadcasting the extra daily repeats of DigiDX, to 
buy shortwave time from Channel 292 at very reasonable prices go to 
http://www.channel292.de. 
 
Any other extra broadcasts will be listed on http://www.digidx.uk 
 
If you enjoy DigiDX and find the service useful please consider donating 
via Paypal to reports@digidx.uk or via our Patreon page. Any money 
donated will go towards paying for airtime to keep DigiDX on the air to 
Europe and North America. 
 
Every donation will help no matter how little 
-https://www.patreon.com/digidx. / reports@digidx.uk 
 
Thanks very much to listeners Oscar Marazzini, Alan Gale, Jordan 
Heyburn, Fred Albertson, Mike Stapp, Mark Braunstein and Richard Langley 
for contributing via Paypal or to the Patreon campaign. 
 
Sorry for the lack of a DigiDX episode last weekend, this was due to an 
operation I had and was still in recovery from and therefore unable to 
create a new DigiDX. Thanks to Kim Andrew Elliott for allowing me to 
broadcast VOA Radiogram instead. This operation is also the reason I 
have recently been slow replying to emails and reception reports for 
DigiDX. 
 
Latest Shortwave News: 
 
 
 
RNZI to change to one transmitter schedule 
PCJ Radio Special broadcast 
New Managing Director of ABC signals a return to international broadcasting 
Radio Liberty ends Russian shortwave broadcasts 
SDRUno Released for SDRPlay 
WRTH updates A16 schedule 
Radio Niger Delta, Voice Of Peace begins transmission from July 1 
 
RNZI to change to one transmitter schedule 
 
Radio New Zealand International have announced that they will stop using 
one of their 2 shortwave transmitters and move to a one transmitter 
operation. 
 
The transmitter being retired is a 27 year old analogue only transmitter 
and the current transmitter used for DRM broadcasts will now be used for 
both AM and DRM modes. This means that there will no longer be a 24 hour 
analogue service as AM mode will be off air when the transmitter is 
being used for DRM. 
 
The DRM service is mainly used for feeding broadcasts of RNZI to FM 
relay stations on isolated Pacific islands, RNZI has said it is looking 
at ways to replace DRM for feeding these relays and in future it may be 
able to put some of this capacity back into analogue shortwave 
transmissions. 
 
The new schedule will be as follows (via Glenn Hauser, DXLD): 
 
 
UTC kHz Target Days 
0000-0458 15720 (AM) Pacific Daily 
0459-0658 11725 (AM) Pacific Daily 
0659-1058 9700 (AM) Pacific Daily 
1059-1258 9700 (AM) PNG Daily 
1259-1650 6170 (AM) Pacific Daily 
1651-1858 7330 (AM) Pacific Sat 
1651-1850 5975 (DRM) Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa Sun-Fri 
1850-1950 9760 (DRM) Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa Sun-Fri 
1859-1958 9700 (AM) Pacific Sat 
1951-2050 11690 (DRM) Pacific Sun-Fri 
1959-2058 11725 (AM) Pacific Sat 
2051-0000 15720 (AM) Pacific Daily 
 
PCJ Radio Special broadcast 
 
On the 18th of July PCJ Radio International will present a special two 
hour program called From the Radio Netherlands Archives. 
 
The special program will broadcast material from the Radio Netherlands 
archives that has not been heard since it was originally broadcast. 
Material will be from 1947 to 1995 and will include some rare material. 
 
Rare material will be from Jerry Cowan, Dody Cowan, Harry van Gelder, 
Eddie Startz, Tom Meijer and many others. Also included will be rare 
performances recorded at the wereldomroep of some internationally known 
artists. 
 
The program will be presented by Paulette MacQuarrie; producer, editing 
will be Keith Perron who will also do the prologue. This will be the 
first of a number of specials. PCJ Radio have also promised that 
listeners who write in will also get a special e-QSL. 
 
North America: 0100 to 0300UTC – Frequency 7570kHz 
Europe: 0600 to 0800UTC – Frequency 7780kHz 
 
Both transmissions will be via WRMI in Okeechobee, Florida. 
 
New Managing Director of ABC signals a return to international 
broadcasting 
 
The Australian Saturday Paper has published an interesting snippet of 
information about the new director of the Australian Broadcasting 
Corporation, Michelle Guthrie. 
 
Article author Hamish McDonald writes: 
 
We are told she also “forcefully expressed” her interest in the 
corporation returning to full-blooded international broadcasting, and 
raised the fact that Radio Australia no longer broadcasts in Mandarin, 
nor in Tok Pisin, the lingua franca of Papua New Guinea. A return to 
international TV broadcasting two years after the Abbott government 
scrapped funding for the ABC’s Australia Network (to please Rupert 
Murdoch) would not come cheap. Nor would a revival of Radio Australia, 
once the major arm of Australia’s soft power in the region.” 
 
Radio Liberty ends Russian shortwave broadcasts 
 
As previously announced Radio Liberty ended it’s broadcasts in Russian 
on the 26th June 2016. The only Radio Liberty / Radio Free Europe 
broadcasts remaining on shortwave are in Dari, Tajik, Uzbek, Avar, 
Turkman and Pasto. 
 
Broadcasts in Russian continue on medium wave via Lithuania via a 
transmitter broadcasting at 75kW but this will soon be replaced by a new 
200kW solid state MW transmitter. 
 
SDRUno Released for SDRPlay 
 
The SDRUno software which is a modified version of the Studio1 software 
has now been released for the popular SDRPlay SDR. In a surprise to most 
people the software has been made available for free and is fully 
featured on the SDRPlay and provides limited functionality (e.g. 
bandwidth limit and no notch filters) on other SDR’s via an ExtIO .dll 
file. 
 
SDRPlay have said that support for other SDR software such as HDSDR, SDR 
Console and Cubic SDR will continue despite the release of SDRUno. 
Webinars will also be run by SDRPlay to provide help and information 
about SDRUno. The first event wasscheduled for Saturday 2nd July and 
gave some background to SDRuno, explained it's core functionality and 
what the future holds for its development. 
 
The Webinar can be viewed via http://connectcast.tv/SDRplay or to get 
the SDRUno software or buy an SDRPlay go to http://www.sdrplay.com/7 
 
WRTH updates A16 schedule 
 
The World Radio TV Handbook have released an updated PDF version of 
their A16 schedule including the changes at RNZI, Radio Liberty and 
other broadcasters. To get this PDF update for free (with a suggested 
donation of £5) go to http://www.wrth.com/_shop/?page_id=444. 
 
Radio Niger Delta, Voice Of Peace begins transmission from July 1 
 
A new clandestine station Radio Niger Delta, Voice Of Peace has begun 
twice daily transmissions on shortwave from the 1st of July. The 
broadcast is created in New York by some members of the Nigerian 
diaspora. 
 
Nigerian site IGBereTV has reported that the morning transmission was 
“received with clear signals in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Brass, Warri, 
Yenagoa, Sokoto, Niamey and Abidjan” The transmission is believed to 
be from Issoudun, France and has the following schedule: 
 
 
 
0500-0555 on 9515kHz 
1900-1955 on 11985kHz 
 
Upcoming relays and special broadcasts: 
 
VOA Radiogram will be on air this weekend on the following frequencies, 
for more information on the modes to be used visit 
http://voaradiogram.net/ 
 
 
 
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz 
Sat 1600-1630 17580 kHz 
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz 
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz 
 
All broadcasts are from Greenville, NC. 
 
IBC - Italian Broadcasting Corporation has added a digital mode 
broadcast to weekly broadcast via Channel 292 on 6070kHz. 
 
The entire broadcast is Wednesday 2000 to 2200 UTC, with MFSK32 followed 
by Olivia 16-500 at 2030-2100 UTC. The text includes DX and amateur 
radio news. 
 
Now follows an article by Māris Goldmanis from latvianhistory.com on 
Nazi Radio Propaganda in Latvia 1941-1945. 
 
 
 
 
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The head of the Nazi propaganda Joseph Goebbels recognized radio as the 
most advanced tool of propaganda. At the age of the printed press, 
posters and leaflets radio was truly the most modern way of political 
communication. During the interwar period the radio broadcasting became 
more advanced and radio stations were established all around Europe. The 
Latvia got its first official radio station in 1924. Radio became fairly 
popular in Latvia before the World War II. In 1939 the Latvian Radio had 
154 400 subscribers. Latvian main industrial company the VEF produced 
modern radio receivers. Also many radios were imported from Germany. 
Before the WWII the main frequency range was the longwave (150-375 kHz) 
and the mediumwave (AM) (535-1600 kHz). However already in the late 
twenties broadcasters started to use shortwave band (1600-2900 kHz) that 
allowed to send signals in more further areas. With usual pre-war 
receiver Latvians could tune to stations from Germany, Great Britain and 
Soviet Union. After the Soviet occupation in 1940, the registration of 
radio receivers begun and many people had their radios confiscated. Not 
only because of the possibility of receiving “rouge” situations, but 
also because the ownership of radio receiver indicated that the owner 
belongs to bourgeois class. 
 
At the very beginning of the German invasion on June 22 1941, German 
radio station called “Vineta” located in Konigsberg (Kaliningrad) 
started broadcasting in Latvian language. Radio transmitted the German 
declaration of war and Hitler’s address to the German nation. Germans 
understood the importance of broadcasting their propaganda in Latvian 
maiden language. The listener is always more positive to information in 
his own language. Radio issued calls to Latvians not to resist the 
Germans and not to support the Soviets. 
 
On July 1 as the Red Army was retreating away from Riga, the non-soviet 
Latvian Radio begun its work. An hour before the German soldiers 
appeared the director of company “Latvian Films”, Albets Jekste took 
over the main radio building. He did this with the consent of the German 
colonel Walter Ulersperger also the commandant of Riga. The radio 
broadcast begun at 10:00 with the opening speech by colonel Ulerspeger 
who declared that Riga was liberated and ended his speech in Latvian by 
saying “God Bless Latvia!” After that the Latvian anthem was played 
followed by Jekste announcement. The announcement was “Greet the 
German soldiers with jubilant gratitude and give a helping hand 
everywhere you can! Because once and for all the end has come to 
communism and Jewry in Latvia!” The slogans of the Riga radio 
broadcasts were completely adjusted to the needs of the Nazi propaganda. 
There is a myth that during the first days during the Nazi occupation 
Latvians had time for their self action against the Soviets and Jews. 
However, the transcripts of the Riga radio broadcasts shows that the 
Latvian “free action” did not last for a second. Everything was 
under according to German instructions. Latvian radio just as press 
sparked large anti-Semitic propaganda. 
 
On October 1941 the Riga Radio was included in the Reich Radio Structure 
RRG (Reichs Rudfunk GmbH”. The Ostland (the official name of German 
occupied Baltic States) radio group was made. The Alberts Jekste was 
replaced with Hans Kreigler who took charge of all transmitters within 
the Baltic states. Latvia had radio transmitters in Riga, Madona, 
Kuldīga and Leipāja. The board of the radio was replaced entirely by 
Germans. Latvians kept their jobs but was under German command. 
 
The Ostand radio had following orders: fight the British and Bolshevik 
propaganda, show British as traitors and reveal the Bolsheviks as the 
main enemies of the Baltic people. Also show the Jews as the main 
initiators of the war and financiers of the Allies. The Germans were to 
be portrayed as the saviors of the Baltic nations. Radio also issued 
provisions and orders. Positive information about Germany and 
introduction about the Nazi ideas was also included. Commentaries about 
world issues and military events followed. All materials came from the 
main German Bureau of information (DNB). Nothing else could be 
broadcasted. The German sent materials were translated into Latvian. 
Local news was taken from Nazi approved newspapers. There were also 
cultural programs playing music or reading poems. The Latvian radio 
program broadcasted usually for 15-20 hours and was filled with music. 
 
However, those who owned the receid\k could still tune to the enemy 
broadcasBBC World Service had a transmitter in Sweden and Radio 
Moscow could reach Latvia. German propaganda called Latvians not to 
listen to the Jewish propaganda that only causes chaos and 
misunderstanding. The Radio Ostland was enough and listening to the 
German radio was the sign of loyalty of the Eastern nations. When that 
was not enough a punishment to the “irresponsible” listeners were 
issued. A punishment was arrest and radio confiscation or even death 
si -§m;iRhferman authorities were worried that many Latvians are listening to the 
Radio Moscow. Others tuned to the BBC World Service. There was a case 
when two Latvian workers livh¦mnYtht lisEg£zl8y were list $tÕa?DZload tna alerted the Germans. To uut5e amaetayeCxien tCt their radi hi to 
restricted frequencies. However, the tbno such devices and most 
people was reported by their neighbors and colleagues. Even today the 
radio direction is mCy experimental. 
 
Germano¿m£ Qionstantly monitored the enemy broadcasts. On 1944 
German authorities were alet6 tnt‹ landestine broadcast 
called “Soltadensecf1U3peÒeneåu*oldiers Station) can be 
eceived in the Baltic area. This station wa ! hLstt soq(eäteyeatÍ German soldiers. As the hopes of German victory became even 
weaker more and more reports were maOZiz tening the allied 
broadcasts. Germans constantly criticized the propagtö n$phYcñÅC 
and Radio Moscow. mA-as {aoKred of German propaganda. Some were 
NfXa e§to t rld Service to hear the news qerÚ lTg landing on the coast of thd I(Joj siroPyi hClÚpajmaDnm) hauoe igmteÜtrnDegya"a ajust curious and wanted _nlÀknow different opinions on what is 
happening. 
 
German radio propaganda in the end proved ineffective. Radio receivers 
were trt widespread. Most people relied onue¾¦zdíreior efR_iøxdn radio propaganda wh¢/isoBal]tHtpns rather 
than Latdcs–wnhMwl×xoûn\nPiyfcÅ Beent eooeleeted for soldiers. Latvian listeners recetw‰nooulmat hPl1ðMlocal in"Pn¦eetabout tce uoûl economy and everyday issues. So it 
was nOSnxtirc"òtt to aladi¬ uºeì¥On October 12 1944 Soviet Army approached Riga. The Germau royed 
the radio transmitter tower and evacuated the radio station. The last 
German radio station was located in Liepaja and was called “Hallo 
Liepaja!”. After the radio tower was destroyed in Kuldīga, the German 
radio was receivable at very small distances around Liepāja. The German 
radio ceased its broadcasts on May 7 1945. After this Latvia entered a 
new age of radio broadcasting where Nazi propaganda was changed with the 
Soviet propaganda. And once again occupants had to find ways to silence 
the radio broadcasts from abroad. 
 
Selected Sources: 
 
Zellis, Kaspars (2012) “Ilūziju un baiļu mašinērija. Propaganda 
nacistu okupētajā Latvijā: vara, mediji un sabiedrība 
(1941‒1945)” Riga. Mansards. 
 
 
 
 
Now follows two E-QSL cards. On 1500Hz in MFSK32 we have the QSL card 
for reception reports received for the broadcast on 19th and 20th of 
June and on 2200Hz in MFSK16 mode there is a special e-QSL for people 
who emailed reports@digidx.uk with a report for the re-broadcast of VOA 
Radiogram on the 26th and 27th June. 
 
Due to a mistake a Channel 292 the re-broadcast of VOA Radiogram last 
week was actually on at 1930 instead of the normally scheduled 2000UTC 
slot, hopefully DigiDX will be back at 2000 this Monday. 
 
Also please remember the extra broadcasts via Channel 292 at 0530 and 
1830 every day, this has recently been a special different version of 
DigiDX testing various other digital modes put together by listener 
Merkouris. 
 
 
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Thank you for listening, please send reports, comments and shortwave related 
news or articles to reports@digidx.uk. 
This is DigiDX Signing off..... 
 
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