Wednesday, 30 January 2013

XVRB Broadcast announcement

XVRB -The Music Museum- will be on the air on Sunday, February 3rd. The extra February broadcast comes after the 6045 kHz transmitter failed to start up on January 20th. Because of that, no Mike Wilson show was on the air. If you like the music of XVRB, don't forget to tune in next Sunday (0900-1000 UTC 6045 kHz SW).

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Son of Ukrainian President became King of Coal in Geneva


Le fils du président ukrainien est devenu roi du charbon à Genève

OLIGARQUE

Alexandre Ianoukovitch a amassé près de 100 millions de dollars depuis l’accession de son père Viktor à la présidence de l’Ukraine, il y a trois ans.
Par Le Matin Dimanche. Mis à jour le 12.01.2013 

De gauche à droite, Alexandre, sa mère Lioudmila, son père Viktor et son frère cadet Viktor.



Image: Unian photo

De gauche à droite, Alexandre, sa mère Lioudmila, son père Viktor et son frère cadet Viktor.
De gauche à droite, Alexandre, sa mère Lioudmila, son père Viktor et son frère cadet Viktor. Image: UNIAN FOTO


Dentiste de formation, l’entrepreneur de 39 ans fait des affaires en toute discrétion via une société installée à Genève. Mako Trading SA, qui écoule du charbon pour des millions de dollars chaque mois, emploie trois personnes et compte bien s’agrandir. De nombreuses sources doutent pourtant que ce succès soit dû uniquement aux capacités du jeune entrepreneur. Depuis l’élection de son père en février 2010, le fils est devenu une personnalité incontournable en Ukraine. En 2012, Alexandre Ianoukovitch s’est hissé à la troisième place du classement des 200 personnes les plus influentes d’Ukraine. Il y était apparu subitement au 21e rang à la fin 2010.

Source: http://www.lematin.ch/economie/fils-president-ukrainien-devenu-roi-charbon-geneve/story/25021494/print.html

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Free radio log for 27 January 2013

6045 0911- Radio Iceman via Wertachtal, ID, OM reads reception reports from different european countries, then "Pretty Woman" is playing, exellent signal with little noise and fades, sinpo 55444

6095 0927- KBC via Wertachtal playing rock, OM singer, good signal with fades and noise, sinpo 45344

6200 1640- Radio Technical Man playing song, YL singer in E., fair signal with fades and noise, splashes from 6195, sinpo 33333

6289v 1643- Radio Mustang  playing rock-n-roll, OM singer in E., then OP talk in Dutch, good to fair signal with fades and noise, sinpo 45333

7265 1047- Radio Gloria Int'l playing music, poor signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 25322

9480 0843- Radio Gloria Int'l via MV Baltic Radio, OM talk, then music, fair to poor signal with fades and noise, sinpo 35322(3)

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Free radio log for 26 January 2013

6095 1446- KBC via Wertachtal playing rock-n-roll, OM singer, Oldies, exellent signal with some fades and noise, sinpo 55444

6200 1819- Delta Radio Gelderland playing Disco music, OM singer, Dutch songs, OP talk at 1823, fair signal with strong splashes from 6195 & 6205, sinpo 32332

6210 1841- Radio Goudenster playing song, OM singer, fair signal with fades and noise, sinpo 35333, IRIB  at 1830c/d on 6205

6295 1737- Radio Mustang, OP talk, mx is playing, fair signal with fades and noise, sinpo 35333

6300 1856- Radio De Wittereus playing music, weak signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 25222

6553v 1543- Radio Pink Panther playing song, OM singer in E., fair to poor signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 3-25222

6985 1516- Lightning Radio playing music, poor signal with deep fading and high level of noise, sinpo 25222

7265 0737- Hamburger Lokalradio playing song, YL singer in E., fair signal with fades and noise, sinpo 35333

HH Lokalradio and R Gloria this weekend


HH Lokalradio  
                                               
Saturday 26th                     
 05.00 -- 08.00 UTC on 7265 KHz   
 08.00 -- 11.00 UTC on 6190 KHz   
 11.00 -- 17.00 UTC on 7265 KHz

All reports to:  redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de  Thank you!


R Gloria International

Sunday 27th                     
04.00 -- 06.00 UTC   on 9480 KHz  
06.00 
-- 08.00 UTC   on 7265 KHz   
08.00 
-- 10.00 UTC   on 9480 KHz  
10.00 
-- 12.00 UTC   on 7265 KHz   
10.00 
-- 11.00 UTC   on 6005 KHz  

+"shortwaveservice.com" Internet
16.00 - 17.00 UTC ColoRadio.org (Internet)

All reports to:  radiogloria@aol.com  Thank you!


Good Listening and DXing!

73s
Tom

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Financial Times on Ukraine


Ukraine: a choice between the European embrace and the Russian bearhug


Senior Ukrainian officials insist they are still intent on closer integration with the European Union. So why do they make it so difficult for Europe to embrace it?
Friday’s announcement that jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko is now a formal suspect in ordering the 1996 contract killing of a Ukrainian lawmaker threatens further worsening of relations between Kiev and the west. Though prosecutors said last year they were investigating her involvement in the killing, which she categorically denies, the latest move is clearly an escalation.
That is a surprise — especially since the EU is currently debating whether to soften its stance on Ms Tymoshenko’s 2011 conviction on abuse of office charges, widely seen as politically motivated. Her imprisonment is the main reason why a far-reaching EU trade and political cooperation deal with Kiev — the biggest Brussels has ever negotiated with a third party — remains unsigned, though the text is agreed.
The latest prosecutors’ move also comes at the start of a potentially decisive year in determining whether the 45m-strong nation finally tips towards Europe, or slips back into the Russian bearhug.
Cynics might say Ukraine has managed to park itself for years at the crossroads, without making a decisive turn to west or east. What has changed is that Kiev today faces a real choice between two concrete proposals which seem mutually exclusive.
The EU is brandishing its “association agreement”. That would give Ukraine similar access to the European single market that ex-communist neighbours such as Poland won in the 1990s, on their way to EU membership (though Kiev officials are bitter that no explicit “membership perspective” is being offered to them). It could also be a big boost to foreign investment.
Moscow, meanwhile, in an initiative championed by president Vladimir Putin, is urging Ukraine to join a customs union and nascent common market Russia is creating with ex-Soviet Belarus and Kazakhstan. In return, Moscow is promising a substantial — and vital — cut in the price of the Russian natural gas that powers much of Ukraine’s economy.
Ukraine, under president Viktor Yanukovich, has tried to continue its long practice of playing each side off against the other. But that is an ever-trickier balancing act.
Mr Yanukovich was apparently on the brink of signing a deal with Mr Putin last month to reduce the gas price, before his visit was cancelled at the last minute. The Kiev rumour mill suggests in return Mr Yanukovich was prepared to sign a loose commitment to potential future membership of Russia’s customs union. He was also going to accede to Moscow’s demand for control of the gas export pipeline across Ukraine to western Europe. But at the last moment Moscow demanded Ukraine should also pull out of the European Energy Community, which applies EU energy rules to neighbouring non-members. Doing so would have ended its chances of signing the EU trade deal — a demand too far.
Without such a gas price cut, Ukraine seems certain to need a new support package from the International Monetary Fund. But that would have strings attached: the IMF is pressing Ukraine to raise heavily subsidised gas prices to households towards market levels. Mykola Azarov, prime minister, indicated last Friday for the first time that Kiev might be prepared to raise prices, though more for wealthy citizens and “not significantly” for those on lower incomes.
That, however, would be deeply unpopular. So the government would need a vote-winner to offset the gas price rise. That could be progress on EU association agreement — which would also bring moves towards visa-free travel to the EU for Ukrainians, which polls show citizens crave.
Over in the EU, whatever their personal feelings on Ms Tymoshenko, some politicians argue relations with a strategically important partner should not be held hostage to the fate of one individual. They say the EU should aim to seal the association agreement, then use this as a lever to promote democratic and structural reforms.
One possibility is to go ahead and sign the deal. That would give an impression of progress to Ukraine and its citizens. It might also give Ukraine time to find a way, quietly, to free Ms Tymoshenko or reduce her sentence without losing face, which seems to matter to Mr Yanukovich. But for the agreement to come fully into effect, it would have to be ratified by the EU’s 27 member states and the European Parliament — unlikely as long as Ms Tymoshenko remains in jail.
All that makes the latest legal steps against the ex-premier baffling. One possibility is Kiev is trying to blacken her reputation ahead of a potentially critical decision from the European Court of Human Rights on her 2011 original conviction. Or it may be another bludgeon-like bargaining tactic. Either way, if the EU wants to avoid the situation escalating further — or seeing Kiev take steps towards Russia that really are irreversible — it may need to clarify its position towards Ukraine pretty quickly.
SOURCE: http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2013/01/ukraine-a-choice-between-the-european-embrace-and-the-russian-bearhug/

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Free radio log 20 January 2013

6095 1151- KBC via Wertachtal playing rock, OM singer in E., good signal with some fades and noise, sinpo 45444

6985 1335- Lightning Radio playing song, OM singer, weak signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 25222, the best reception at 1525, playing Depeche Mode "Enjoy the Silence", sinpo 35323(3), but at 1531 the signal totally faded out.

7330 1139-1201c/d Radio Joystick via Issoudun playing long funky instrumental compositions with DJ's briefly talk, good signal with some fades and noise, sinpo 45444

15060 1412- Cupid Radio playing song, OM singer, weak signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 25322

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Free radio log for 19 January 2013


6095 0910- KBC via Wertachtal playing rock-n-roll, OM singer, E., good signal with some fades and noise, sinpo 45434(3)

6240 2046- UNID playing music, weak signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 25222, better at 2103 with s=3, but O=2, any idea who was at such time on the air????

6285 1512- Radio Osaka playing music, weak signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 25211, ID via Iann's Chat

6295 1933- Free Radio Victoria playing song, OM singer, weak signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 25222

6325 1656- Radio Mustang, OP talk, greets for listeners, and mx is playing, fair signal with fades and noise, sinpo 35333

6375 1623- Radio Caroline Int'l playing song, YL singer, fair signal with fades and noise, sinpo 35322

6553v 1616- Radio Pink Panther playing song, OM singer, weak signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 25222

6985 1452- Lightning Radio playing music, weak signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 25111

7265 0726- Hamburger Lokalradio, OM talk in German, fair signa with fades and noise, sinpo 35333

9510 0900- Radio City via IRRS, ID as "Radio City..." by male voice, and song is playing, YL singer in French, exellent signal with some fades and noise, sinpo 55444

Faroel' s Logs for 1-13 January 2013


Receiver: SONY ICF-SW77
Antenna: Active loop Degen DE-31MS
Location: Chervonograd, Ukraine (near Ukrainian-Polish border)


01.01.2013
6 290,0
17:30:00

Radio Salandsee Boer

            44434
02.01.2013
3 930,0
22:00:00

Radio Rainbow Int'l

44444
02.01.2013
1 655,0
22:15:00

Radio Relmus

33433
07.01.2013
6 985,0
14:05:00
14:35:00
Lightning Radio

33422
07.01.2013
1 602,0
21:05:00
21:15:00
Radio Seagull

33433
07.01.2013
1 647,0
21:25:00
21:40:00
Radio Calypso

34433
07.01.2013
1 620,0
21:45:00
21:55:00
Radio Diva

45444
08.01.2013
6 095,0
09:00:00
11:00:00
Transport Radio

55444
08.01.2013
6 307,0
15:43:00

Radio Caroline Int’l

33433
08.01.2013
6 210,0
15:56:00

Radio Goudenster

33333
08.01.2013
6 283,0
15:58:00

Radio Osaka

24422
08.01.2013
6 553,0
15:59:00

Radio Pink Panther

45433
08.01.2013
6 553,0
19:25:00
20:02:00
Radio Pink Panther

45433
09.01.2013
6 295,0
12:51:00

Radio Witte Reus

24422
09.01.2013
6 295,0
13:52:00

Radio Flying Dutchman

34433
09.01.2013
6 285,0
14:13:00

Radio Luxemburg

35433
09.01.2013
6 325,0
14:24:00

Radio Tina

34433
09.01.2013
6 985,0
14:29:00

Lightning Radio

34433
09.01.2013
6 553,0
14:31:00

Radio Pioneer

25432
09.01.2013
6 285,0
14:35:00

Radio Luxemburg

44433
09.01.2013
6 280,0
15:37:00

Radio Merlin Intl

24432
09.01.2013
1 602,0
21:02:00

Radio Seagull

43433
10.01.2013
6 295,0
15:05:00

Radio Telstar

45444
10.01.2013
6 283,0
15:08:00

Radio Osaka

34434
10.01.2013
6 553,0
15:12:00

Radio Pioneer

34433
10.01.2013
6 895,0
15:35:00

Lightning Radio

34444
10.01.2013
6 315,0
15:52:00
16:20:00
Radio Caroline Intl

45544
10.01.2013
6 295,0
17:02:00

Radio Rockefeller

24432
10.01.2013
1 647,0
21:34:00

Radio Vrolijne Mijnwerker

44433
11.01.2013
6 553,0
15:11:00

Radio Pioneer

44434
11.01.2013
6 305,0
15:12:00

Radio Telstar

34433
11.01.2013
6 295,0
15:13:00

UNID

34433
11.01.2013
6 285,0
15:13:00

Radio Rockefeller

34443
11.01.2013
6 305,0
20:10:00

UNID

44434
11.01.2013
3 905,0
20:14:00

Radio Alice

44433
11.01.2013
1 656,0
22:10:00

Radio Relmus

34433
11.01.2013
1 647,0
22:11:00

Radio Vrolijne Mijnwerker

44444
12.01.2013
6 205,0
08:49:00

Radio Goudenster

35422
12.01.2013
6 325,0
10:29:00

Radio Telstar

44343
12.01.2013
6 070,0
11:32:00

Radio 6150

33433
12.01.2013
6 095,0
11:35:00

The Mighty KBC

55545
12.01.2013
6 325,0
18:20:00

UNID

43343
13.01.2013
9 480,0
09:00:00
11:00:00
Radio Atlantic 2000

55555
13.01.2013
6 095,0
13:00:00

The Mighty KBC

55555
13.01.2013
6 267,0
13:18:00

Radio Luxembourg

45533
13.01.2013
6 275,0
13:29:00

UNID

33543
13.01.2013
6 240,0
13:31:00

UNID

33432
13.01.2013
6 325,0
13:43:00

Radio Tina

34433
13.01.2013
6 220,0
15:16:00

Radio Merlin Intl

33422
13.01.2013
6 285,0
15:19:00
15:21:00
Radio Osaka

34433
13.01.2013
6 325,0
15:22:00
15:24:00
Radio Tina

44434
13.01.2013
6 553,0
15:24:00

Radio Pioneer

34433
13.01.2013
6 925,0
15:31:00

Baltic Sea Radio

45444
13.01.2013
6 210,0
15:36:00

Radio Rockefeller

34433
13.01.2013
6 217,0
15:40:00

Radio Delta

33433
13.01.2013
7 530,0
15:45:00

Radio Focus Int'l

24422
13.01.2013
6 553,0
15:46:00

Radio Pioneer

34433
13.01.2013
6 393,0
15:48:00

Radio Baken 16

33333
13.01.2013
6 393,0
15:49:00

Radio Luxemburg

44444
13.01.2013
6 942,0
15:50:00

Irish Music Radio

34433
13.01.2013
6 395,0
15:50:00

UNID

33333
13.01.2013
6 295,0
15:54:00

Reflections Europe

45544
13.01.2013
6 285,0
16:11:00

Radio Sluwe Vos

34422
13.01.2013
6 285,0
16:12:00

Radio Powerliner Int'l

44544
13.01.2013
6 553,0
16:31:00

Radio Pioneer

34333