WRTHmonitor August 2015 updates

FRANCE
R. France MW transmitters are planned to close by the end of 2015 and LW by 2016.

INDIA
AIR Shimla is reported off the air on shortwave 4860 and 6020 kHz.
AIR Delhi 1368 kHz 20 kW is reported transmitting in DRM mode between 0025-1740.

ISRAEL
Galei Tzahal has closed its mediumwave transmitters in June including 756 kHz, which carried their programming lately.

MYANMAR
Thazin R. has moved from 7345 kHz to 9590 kHz between 0930-1330.

NETHERLANDS
R. Maria 675 kHz and NPO R. 5 Nostalgie 747 & 1251 kHz are planned to close in the end of August.

NORTH KOREA
North Korea has changed their time zone from UTC +9h to UTC +8½h, so all sign-ons and sign-offs are half an hour later in UTC.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
NBC seeks funding in 2016 budget for purchasing SW transmission equipment for 4890 and 9675 kHz possibly with 100 kW. In the meantime funding is sought to restart the relay via Broadcast Australia Brandon site used in July during Pacific Games.