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KCUP Toledo OR 1230 DX Test!
Worth noticing that thanks to the NRC/IRCA CPC, KCUP Toledo OR 1230 will perform a DX test on January 31 from 08:00 to 09:00 UTC. Test material will include Morse Code, sweep tones, sound effects, etc.
KCUP is likely the least common Oregon station on 1230 on the KONG HQ, heard in 2009, but if conditions are good it is quite possible that we may be able to hear the station on our Arctic locations. Thanks Les Rayburn for submitting details about the test. Ideally, 4-5 hours later would be ideal, but we take what we get!
Bjarne Mjelde to DXing.info fb group (2021-01-25)


I can confirm that SBS PopDesi here in Launceston, Tasmania that was on 1611 KHz, is off air. I think it left the frequency sometime in November, 2020.
SBS PopDesi is available locally on DTV channel 305.
Martin Greer, Launceston, Tasmania in ICDX-AM groups.io (2021-01-25)


According to “Psy247” blog, the frequencies of CRI NEWS Radio, the domestic “global news service” in Chinese of China Radio International, revised on January 21, 2021 are as follows:
FM/AM (24H)
  Beijing  FM 90.5MHz AM 900kHz
  Tianjin  FM 105.4MHz
  Chongqing  FM 91.7MHz
  Zhangzhou(Shanxi Province)  FM 98.1MHz
  Guangzhou(Jiangmen Heshan transmitter site)  FM 107.1MHz
  Zhongshan(Guangdong Province)  FM 107.1MHz
  Zhuhai(Guangdong Province)  AM 702kHz
  Haikou(Hainan Province)  FM 107.1MHz
  Urumqi  AM 1008kHz
Shortwave (over Kashi transmitter site)
  13810kHz  1158-1357UT
11790kHz  1158-1400UT
Original article in Chinese  http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_7ae04bef0101ecls.html
URL of CRI NEWS Radio  http://newsradio.cri.cn
Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo, Japan to WOR groups.io (2021-01-25)


After several months off the air, today back the signal 1580 Khz from Bogotá, relaying 850 Khz “Candela 850” slogan: la del amor y el despecho.
Rafael Rodriguez to DXing.info fb group (2021-01-21)


Digital Radio Mondiale in Focus in India.
Right from the beginning of 2021, Prasar Bharati, the public radio and TV broadcaster of India, has put its cards on the table. First it clarified that no AIR station was being closed anywhere in any state, a rumor that had made the media rounds in India.
The AIR Network already comprises a few hundred stations and several hundred radio transmitters in one of the world’s largest public service broadcasting networks that operates on multiple terrestrial, satellite and internet platforms.
Already in 2020 AIR had introduced nonstop pure DRM transmissions with three services or programs on one frequency in four key metros: Mumbai 100 kW (1044 kHz), Kolkata 100 kW (1008 kHz), Chennai 20 kW (783 kHz) and New Delhi 20 kW (1368 kHz).
Ruxanda Obreja, Chair of the Digital Radio Mondiale consortium in this article in RadioWorld (2021-01-16)


African MWDX to North America, northeast at least.
The Algerians on 531, 549, 576, 891, 981, and 1422 are major honkers here, certainly way better than Benin or Djibouti.
Besides 864, 774 and 819 are common out of Egypt.
Morocco: 596a, 612, 711 (or does that count as W. Sahara?), 936: poor modulation though.
Canary Islands count as Africa. 621 here is usually that, especially when conditions are running south so the co-channel lower power Spain outlets are cut off. Lack of RF from usual Spain blasters such as 585, 639, 684, 738, 774, 855, 999, 1044, 1107 would point the finger towards Canaries if a good 621 signal is present. Also look for 720 trying to get past Portugal, Greenland, WGN et al.
Tunisia occasionally makes a showing on 630 and 963.
South Africa 828 (and occasionally other channels) reaches US / Canada East Coast sites. Due to low angle arrival, going even a short distance inland drops the signal like a rock. Often a summer thing here when it’s winter below the Equator … just as with the deep South Americans.
Old-plan channel 917 Nigeria might show up as a waterfall trace distinguishable from 918. Getting audio is a struggle.
Sudan, Tanzania, Mozambique, and a few other African countries make occasional showings at beach sites. Check Roy’s Cape Cod reports, Bill W’s Lubec logs, NL logs, and PEI logs.
Mark Connelly, South Yarmouth, MA Jan 18, IRCA iog via WOR groups.io (2021-01-19)