giovedì 16 agosto 2018

Agenda DX 16/08/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Mitre, Argentina 790 Khz (1925)
Radio HIN, Repubblica Dominicana 1220 Khz (1935)
Radio Universo, Curitiba, Brasile 9565 Khz (1949)

mercoledì 15 agosto 2018

Agenda DX 15/08/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Maria, Colombia 1220 Khz (1997)
Radio Marconi, Brasile 1190 Khz (1947)
XELAC Làzàro Càrdenas, Messico 1560 Khz (1977)
Radio Santo Angelo, Brasile 940 Khz (1947)
Radio Timbira, Sao Luis, Brasile 4975 Khz (1940)
COPE, Las Palmas, Canarie 837 Khz (1971)
Radio La Hora, Perù 4855 Khz (1955)
KBS, Seul (1953)
RFO Martinica 1310 Khz (1937)
XEJN OC / XHFCE-FM, Radio Huayacocotla - La Voz de los Campesinos (1965)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa Nazionale in Congo
Festa dell'Indipendenza in Korea del Sud

martedì 14 agosto 2018

Media & Tech - 14/08/2018

All India Radio Independence specials Aug 14-15

** INDIA. Special broadcasts by AIR for Independence Day (15 Aug 2018)

India is celebrating its 71st Independence Day on 15 August 2018.

Details of special programs by All India Radio for the occasion is as follows:

14th August 2017 (Tuesday) 1330 UT (7.00 pm IST) onwards "Address to the Nation" on the eve of Independence Day in Hindi and English by  Shri.Ram Nath Kovind, Honble President of India.

All stations of All India Radio will relay this on MW, SW & FM.

Look out on the following Home Service SW frequencies :

4760 Leh
4760 Port Blair
4800 Hyderabad
4810 Bhopal
4835 Gangtok
4910 Jaipur
4920 Chennai
4950 Srinagar
4970 Shillong
5010 Thiruvananthapuram
5040 Jeypore
9380 Aligarh
9865 Bangalore

15 August 2018 (Wednesday) 0135-0240 UT (0705-0810 IST):

All India Radio will broadcast the running commentary in English and Hindi on the Flag Hoisting and Prime Minster's speech to be held at Red Fort, New Delhi between 0135-0240 UT (0705-0810 IST) on 15th August, 2018 on the following SW frequencies.

English:
11740 Panaji 250 kW
15030 Bengaluru 500 kW

Hindi:
 6140 Aligarh 250 kW ?
 7340 Mumbai 100 kW ?
 7520 New Delhi 250 kW
 9380 Aligarh 250 kW
11620 Bengaluru 500 kW

(Note: External Services in Urdu on 6140, 7340, 7520 are replaced by running commentary at this time)

The following External Services stands cancelled for that day:

 9800: Nepali  0130-0230  News Hindi / English 0230-0300
11560: Pushtu  0215-0300, Dari 0300-0345
15030: Kannada 0215-0300

The Regional SW Stations will start using their daytime frequencies about 1 hour or more earlier than usual on 15th August as follows to relay the Commentary. This may provide enhanced reception of stations than on normal days.

The sign on schedule for that day is as follows with normal sign on timings in brackets.

1. Bhopal -            0130 UT (Ex 0225) 7430
2. Chennai  -          0130 UT (Ex 0300) 7380
3. Hyderabad -         0130 UT (Ex 0225) 7420
4. Port Blair -        0130 UT (Ex 0315) 7390
5. Srinagar  -         0130 UT (Ex 0225) 6110
6. Thiruvanathapuram - 0130 UT (Ex 0230) 7290

Other frequencies operating as usual at that time but carrying the commentary is as follows:

4760  Leh                                        
4835  Gangtok    
4910  Jaipur
4970  Shillong        
5040  Jeypore        
7270  Chennai

Check also 13695 via Bangalore

All stations of AIR will relay the running commentary.
LIVE STREAMING ON AIR:
http://allindiaradio.gov.in/Default.aspx
Reception Reports to : spectrum-manager@prasarbharati.gov.in

or

Director (Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204, Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi110001, India

Watch the events live on Doordarshan TV on all their channels. Try the following links:

DD National:
http://www.ddindia..gov.in/Pages/Home.aspx
http://hellotv.in/play/livetv/DD-National_1893

DD News:
http://webcast.gov.in/

DD Sports:
http://hellotv.in/play/livetv/DD-Sports_1894

Agenda DX 14/08/2018

FESTE NAZIONALI
Giornata dell'Indipendenza in Pakistan

lunedì 13 agosto 2018

Glenn Hauser logs August 13, 2018

** BRAZIL. Reporting about the closure of RTM, August 9 at 0150, I said ``But can`t hear any carrier around 5940v with heavy splash from 5935 WWCR``. However, I was misremembering its 50mb frequency – 5965 for RTM, not 5940- Voz Missionária. I don`t think 5965 has been reported for some time, certainly not by me. However, via swlingpost, a lengthy translation of a discussion earlier in the day about quitting SW, said ``We had ended the 31 meters transmission, now we’re ending the 25 meters, 49 meters also, and we are so sorry about that.`` This seems to imply that 9530 had been terminated earlier, but 5965 was being turned off the same date as 11735.

The latest report I can find of 5965 was from Claudio Galaz, Chile, this year: ``** BRAZIL. 5965, R. TRANSMUNDIAL. Mayo 7. 1013-2028 UT. Hombre predica en portugués. SINPO: 35343 con señal sin siseos de otra emisora.. ¿EWTN, de 5970, fuera del aire?`` He probably meant until 1028 UT. Maybe they did not run it in the evenings when I am listening? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 13 at 0545, this RHC English is S9+10 but JBM; the rest of the Cuban Five are better to varying degrees: 6165, 6060, 6000, 5040. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. Happy birthday, dead Fidel! As promised, OCB has activated an additional Radio Martí frequency today August 13, 11860. It`s VG S9+10 at 1421, no jamming yet, nor at 1620 recheck, unlike // 11930 below wall-of-noise, and // 13605 atop wall-of noise. Goodbye to any chance of hearing Yemen [non] on 11860, but which has hardly been more than a JBA carrier here lately at any hour.

Probably started at 1400, but how long will it run? Will RM defer to RHC, which since April per EiBi has already been using 11860 at 1930-2300 for Europe? RHC is never in HFCC, so how could IBB know that? HFCC A-18 just updated today Aug 13, and NO registration showing yet for GB on 11860. However, the other 25m frequency, 11930, runs all the way until 2400.

If OCB were really serious about getting into Cuba on SW, they would employ multiple frequencies, diluting the jamming on any one of them. Besides more idle Greenvilles, they could buy lots of spare time on stations such as WRMI, WHRI --- not that I recommend it, which would lead to much greater collateral jampollution of our SW bands! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Aug 13 at 0105 & 0147, JBM music, at S9+5/10. Must be XEPPM, on air but with usual modulation problem. Nothing else scheduled in our evening, no longer even Vatican, nor China.

Henrik Klemetz reports in SW Bulletin Aug 12: 

`` Radio Educación in Mexico has a new ID for their SW service, hitherto known as Radio Educación onda corta. Señal Cultura México, and/or Cultura México Señal Internacional is on the air on 6185, at 2300-0555. There are several web pages giving further info on this service, one of them being http://www.radioeducacion.gob.mx/culturamexico/index.php 
The new slogan has been in use for about one year. They are interested in reports, which will be answered by online QSL, said Ms Pilar Cruz in the 24th Encuentro Diexista, held 27-28 July in San Luís Potosí, México. "Sintonía libre" is a letterbox programme aired Tues., Thurs., and Sun. at times given at 
http://www.radioeducacion.edu.mx/carta-programatica-del-mes 
The international service can be heard online``

I.e.: martes 2100-2130; jueves 1915-1945; domingo 2245-2315 CDT/CST - now = UT: Wed 0200, Fri 0015, Mon 0345. That monthly program sked grid still dated July, shows span in UT as 2200-0455, not as above. Normally 6185 would quit around 0500 UT during DST. 

On the same pages are program skeds for MW 1060, and new FM station Señal Kukulcán 107.9 FM, Mérida, Yucatán. And linx to more detailed daily programming. They also have 96.5 FM in CDMX, and Señal Cultura Sonora, Hermosillo, no frequency given. Why do we have to go to the WTFDA Database for basic info about them? 107.9, XHYRE-FM 3/3 kW, 104/104m in Mérida; As for Hermosillo, NO station listed as Radio Educación or the above slogan, but maybe this one? 107.5, XHUSH-FM, 107.5, 10/10 kW, 100/100 m, ``CULTURE VARIETY, RADIO UNIVERSIDAD, Universidad de Sonora-Hermosillo`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday August 13 from 0130.5 on WRMI 5850 VG, and 7780 poor (presumably the reverse toward NE instead of NW). Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 13 from 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0329 VP on WBCQ 5129.83. Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 13 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair; and immediate playback from 0400 on WRMI webcast only. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950 // much stronger 9395, Aug 13 at 0109, VOA news is starting at flexible time via WRMI Oldies stream, until 0113 (instead of Argentina To The World on weekdays). Includes two AP voice reports and only one from a VOA correspondent. Mike Cooper, Atlanta, August 6, opined in DXLD 18-32 and quoted on WOR 1942:

``VOA NEWS IS SECOND-HAND --- Voice of America seems to 
have largely abdicated responsibility for original reporting in its hourly 
newscasts, though there is now a new nondescript news sounder. 
(Whoopee!) The lead story on the 1600 newscast today was verbatim 
news copy from Reuters, followed by audio from a Reuters television 
correspondent. After this report, there were three different Associated 
Press audio reports on different topics. The amount of time devoted to 
these Reuters and AP audio reports far outweighed the minimal 
amount of news copy read by the news anchor.

It's hard to see how heavy reliance on audio reports from third-party 
news services (which have multiple worldwide news outlets as their 
clients) satisfies the requirement in VOA's charter that "VOA will 
serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news." By 
regurgitating news reports airing on many other TV and radio outlets, 
VOA is no longer a "source of news." The last vestiges of original VOA 
reporting can be found in the half-hour news programs to Africa and 
Asia and in "International Edition," but even these programs contain 
their share of useless fluff.

How can VOA justify itself as distinguishable from commercial outlets 
if it is going to use the same material they air?`` 
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Monday August 13 at 0120, WWRB is still on in non-daily broadcast, awful humbuzz louder than the gospel-huxter modulation. What a loss! May be totally the fault of the program provider, but Dave lets it run that way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Aug 13 at 1418, the WJHR gospel huxter is audible only at S0-S2; not always audible at all, so it is erratically on air or just due to propagation?

Benn Kobb says, ``Hi Glenn, DXLD 1831 included a remark from WJHR, Milton FL (via Australian DX News) that "We just moved the station to a new location and installed a new directional Yagi antenna". Such changes typically require formal application to FCC. You asked: "So what is the new location and has the FCC authorized it or even been notified?" My inquiry to the FCC International Bureau, which licenses domestic SW stations, was answered on August 10, 2018 as copied below. 
- - -
"Mr. Kobb, We have communicated with George Mock of WJHR and he states that they have not made any changes. Tom Lucey, FCC"``

Altho it was recently received as an e-QSL, the remark might have been written years ago, unspecified. It seems that FCC remains unconcerned that as is obvious to any casual monitor, WJHR cannot be running the required 50 kW minimum power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15665-15670-15675, Mon Aug 13 at 1417, WINB DRM is certainly back on. The noise is very strange, however, a much different, ``rougher`` sound on the lower side than the upper side. Maybe has something to do with splitting/combining data and audio transmissions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Aug 13 at 0123, praise music in English instead of VOV relay via WHRI, which is supposed to run daily at 0000-0200; 0133 still music, instrumental (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6920-6947 approx., August 13 at 0126, DRMish noise again in middle of pirate band, and no pirates anywhere around. After my last report of it August 4-5, Mark Taylor, WI, replied: ``Your 6925 - 6935 - 6945 Unidentified from last night was also heard here and in several other places according to people on the HF Underground pirate chat. It sounded more like a utility than DRM here. No one I am aware of tried to decode it as DRM. It was there all evening, so you`re right that it wasn't local`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10570-USB, Aug 13 at 0134, 2-way in Spanish, poor & very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1723 UT August 13

LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel

ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1720-1903*, 13-08, only very weak carrier detected here in Lugo.
Via remote receiver SDR Kiwi, Ticino, Switzerland, only carrier detected.
Audible via remote receiver SDR Kiwi, Pardinho, 15475.97, songs, Spanish, comments, female, "Base Esperanza, Esperanza Antártida", male, id.  "Desde Esperanza Antártida, un programa de LRA 36". 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

SWLDXBulgaria News, August 13

AUSTRALIA   Good signal of Reach Beyond Australia RBA on August 13:
1100-1115 on 15575 KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to CeAs Tibetan Mon/Wed and
1115-1130 on 15575 KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to CeAs English Mon-Wed/Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/good-signal-of-reach-beyond-australia.html

BANGLADESH   Reception of Bangladesh Betar in 19mb on August 13
1400-1430 on 15505 DKA 250 kW / 290 deg to WeAs Urdu, very good
1515-1545 on 15505 DKA 250 kW / 305 deg to SoAs Hindi-very good
No signal of Bangladesh Betar on both frequencies on August 12!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-bangladesh-betar-in-19mb.html

FRANCE(non)   Eye Radio in Juba Arabic & English via MGB TDF Issoudun on August 13
1500-1600 on 15410 ISS 250 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic/English/other* Mon-Fri
* including other langs: Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Bari, Zande & Lutoho in varies time
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/eye-radio-in-juba-arabic-english-via_13.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via TDF Issoudun, August 13
1600-1630 on 17770 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_13.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Voice of Amara Radio via MBR Issoudun on August 13:
1700-1758 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed/Sat-Mon, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-voice-of-amara-radio-via_13.html

JAPAN(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via Talata/Tashkent August 13
1430-1500 on 15745 MDC 250 kW / 035 deg to SoAs Hindi, weak/fair
1530-1600 on  9600 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Hindi, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-nhk-world-radio-japan-via.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman in English/Arabic, August 13
till 1426 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu NO SIGNAL, TX NOT ON AIR
from 1427 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, distorted audio
from 1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, very good audio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-in_13.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Frequency change of Voice of Tibet on August 13
1305-1330 on 11614 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11616
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/frequency-change-of-voice-of-tibet-on_13.html

TURKEY   Very odd frequencies 11675.7 & 11965.7 kHz of TRT Voice of Turkey, August 13
0500-0655 on 13765.0 EMR 500 kW / 210 deg to CEAf Ha/Sw, instead of 13765.7 August 12
0600-1155 on 11675.7 EMR 500 kW / 150 deg to WeAs Turkish, instead of 11675 August 12
0830-0955 on 11795.0 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Farsi, instead of 11795.7 August 12
1000-1025 on  9855.0 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar,  instead of 9855.7 August 12
1000-1055 on  9655.0 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian,  same 9655.0 on August 12
1300-1355 on 11965.7 EMR 500 kW / 020 deg to EaEu Russian, instead of 11965 August 12
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/very-odd-frequency-116757119657-khz-of.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio / Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Woofferton on August 13
1730-1900 on 15510 WOF 300 kW / 140 deg to CEAf Tigre/Fur/Arabic, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/feba-radio-radio-sama-via-babcock.html

USA(non)   VOA Learning English via Udorn Thani/Tinang on August 13:
1130-1200 on 12030 UDO 250 kW / 304 deg to SEAs English, good signal
1130-1200 on 15715 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SEAs English, weak signal
1130-1200 on 17790 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SEAs English, fair signal
Voice of America VOA Studio 7 special program to Zimbabwe is deleted:
1200-1500 on 15295 SAO 100 kW / 126 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele
1200-1500 on 17820 SAO 100 kW / 138 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/voa-learning-english-via-udorn.html

VATICAN(non)   Voice of America via Santa Maria di Galeria on August 13:
1027-1030 on 15620 SMG 250 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Music of other VOA prgr,
1030-1100 on 15620 SMG 250 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Somali, very good signal
1030-1100 on 17775 SMG 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/vaticannon-voice-of-america-via-santa.html

--

73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

Media & Tech - 13/08/2018

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2018 Aug 13 0125 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 06 - 12 August 2018

Solar activity was very low throughout the period. No Earth-directed
CMEs were observed in available satellite imagery.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was
normal background levels throughout the period.

Geomagnetic field activity was ranged from quiet to active. Quiet
levels were observed on 06 Aug, 08-10 Aug and 12 Aug; unsettled
levels were reached on 07 Aug and active levels were reached on 11
Aug. Mostly nominal solar wind conditions were observed through the
period. A SSBC followed by very weak influence from a negative
polarity CH HSS occurred on 11 Aug. Total magnetic field strength
briefly reached 11 nT around 11/0400 UTC but no significant periods
of southward Bz were observed.

FORECAST OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 13 AUGUST-08 SEPTEMBER 2018

Solar activity is expected to be very low throughout the outlook
period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to range from normal to moderate levels over the outlook
period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range from quiet to active
levels over the outlook period. Unsettled levels are expected on 13
Aug, 18 Aug, 04 Sep and 07-08 Sep; active levels are expected on
16-17 Aug, 20-21 Aug and 03 Sep. All increases in geomagnetic
activity are anticipated in response to multiple, recurrent CH HSSs.
The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at quiet
levels.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2018 Aug 13 0125 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2018-08-13
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2018 Aug 13      68           8          3
2018 Aug 14      68           5          2
2018 Aug 15      68           5          2
2018 Aug 16      68          12          4
2018 Aug 17      68          15          4
2018 Aug 18      68           8          3
2018 Aug 19      68           5          2
2018 Aug 20      68          15          4
2018 Aug 21      68          12          4
2018 Aug 22      68           5          2
2018 Aug 23      70           5          2
2018 Aug 24      70           5          2
2018 Aug 25      70           5          2
2018 Aug 26      70           5          2
2018 Aug 27      70           5          2
2018 Aug 28      70           5          2
2018 Aug 29      70           5          2
2018 Aug 30      70           5          2
2018 Aug 31      70           5          2
2018 Sep 01      70           5          2
2018 Sep 02      70           5          2
2018 Sep 03      70          12          4
2018 Sep 04      70           8          3
2018 Sep 05      70           5          2
2018 Sep 06      68           5          2
2018 Sep 07      68          10          3
2018 Sep 08      68           8          3
(SWPC via DXLD)

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-224

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world.

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W4HM Solar Cycle 24 Update and Solar Cycle 25 Forecast- Short and to the
point.

Solar minimum may begin later this year and may last longer than any
previous solar cycle in the 20th century. When solar cycle 25 finally gets
underway it could be the weakest since the middle of the 19th century.
Another Dalton type lesser grand solar minimum may occur with a
corresponding cooling of earth’s climate. This would negate anthropogenic
climate change if it were occurring which it isn’t.

On February 1, 2008 I forecasted that solar cycle 24 would be the smallest
solar cycle in the past 100 years. That forecast verified. I also forecasted
that solar cycle 25 would be almost non nonexistent.

#224 Issued Monday August 13, 2018 at 1430 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

Solar activity was very low.

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 69.3 68.1 67.6

There had been 7 consecutive days with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index
number (DSFI) less than 70.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

There had been 10 consecutive days with an official daily sunspot number
(DSSN) of 0.

There had been 44 of the past 47 days with an official daily sunspot number
(DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 131 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at a
quiet geomagnetic condition of 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2.

The 24 hour period planetary A index (Ap) maximum and minimum values ranged
between 6 & 3.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between 373 &
351 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Aug 13, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Aug 14, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Aug 15, 2018- minor
deterioration.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at
night and S3-4 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.

We are now firmly in the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the northern hemisphere summer season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes later due to more sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in
the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is lower
than in the southern hemisphere as heating in the F2 layer of the ionosphere
is higher and the layer less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 kHz frequency ranges will open via
short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also
when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer
propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least
north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial
propagation (TEP).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at
night and S3-4 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the southern hemisphere winter season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than
in the northern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher
than in the northern hemisphere as the F2 layer of the ionosphere is lower
in height and more concentrated.

This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP
HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the
late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general
public. It does outperform VOA CAP.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in
the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary.

I also check global HF radio wave propagation conditions via remoted radio
receivers on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if
and when necessary.

And last but not least I look at ionsonde stations on every continent of the
globe.

The hamateur radio JT65A mode RF signal levels received are based on 5 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio PSK31 mode RF signal levels received are based on 25
watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio CW mode RF signal levels received are based on 50 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio SSB RF mode signal levels received are based on 100 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The HF shortwave broadcast band AM Mode RF signal levels are based on
100,000 watts (100 kw) and a typical high gain VOA type curtain array
antenna.

Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable and applicable
by the average radio enthusiast.

Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

Conditions change daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and by decade, as the
sun rises and sets at different times and at different angles from the
ecliptic, as well as by radio wave frequency. This is due to changes in the
maximum usable frequency (MUF), lowest usable frequency (LUF) and F layer
critical frequency (FoF2). Also by propagation path.

The D and E layers also come into play through RF radio wave signal
absorption and refraction. And then there is sporadic E (Es) radio wave
propagation that can really throw a wrench into the gears so to speak.

Things like sporadic E (Es) radio wave propagation and lightning storm
static can impact HF radio wave propagation in an unpredictable manner and
mostly bad.

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

Lower high frequency (80-30 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner not so much by variations in the maximum usable frequency
(MUF) along a particular propagation path and time but rather due to
geomagnetic elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms (Kp-5 &
greater) that increase signal absorption via the E layer (the altitude of
the radio aurora). Also increases in the lowest usable frequency (LUF) via D
layer RF signal absorption due to hard x-rays, galactic cosmic waves,
elevated background solar flux levels greater than B0 and energetic proton
flux levels at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

Higher frequency (20-10 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner by variations in the maximum usable frequency (MUF) along a
particular propagation path and time due to the current sunspot number and
also due to elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms of Kp-5 &
greater. Also D layer RF signal absorption due to elevated (greater than B0)
background solar flux levels. Also to a lesser extent elevated proton flux
at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

GENERAL GUIDELINES CONCERNING CORRELATION OF PROPAGATION INDICES TO ACTUAL
HF PROPAGATION CONDITIONS-

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

All 14 of the following indices have to occur as described below in order to
see the best global high frequency radio wave propagation possible,
something that happens rarely.

1.) Dropping geomagnetic field indices numbers are better, Kp of 0 best.

2.) A daily sunspot number of 150 or higher, 200 or higher best.

3.) A daily sunspot number of greater than 100 for routine stable formation
of the E Valley/F Layer ducting mechanism.

4.) Previous 24 hour Ap index under 10, fewer than 7 for several days
consecutively are best.

5.) Previous 3 hours Kp index fewer than 3 for mid latitude paths, fewer
than 2 for high latitude paths, 0 for several days consecutively is best.

6.) Energetic protons no greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

7.) Background x-ray flux levels greater than B1 for several days
consecutively, greater than C1 best.

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

9.) Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz with a (positive number) sign,
indicates a lesser chance of high latitude path aurora
absorption/unpredictable refraction or scattering of medium frequency RF
signals, when the Kp is above 3.

10.) A -10 or better towards a positive number Dst index during the recovery
time after a geomagnetic storm, as related to the equatorial ring current. A
positive number is best.

Standard Disclaimer-

Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space
Environment Center, other U.S. government entities and educational
institutions, to produce this daily HF radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted ©
1988-2018 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without prior permission to redistribute this daily HF radio wave
propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

Also HF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science and therefore also an art. The forecasts are not official but for
educational and hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error
and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

SWLDXBulgaria News, August 12-13

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9400 kHz, August 13
0900-0910 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/mystery-egyptian-music-station-on-9400_13.html

FRANCE(non)   BRB Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun on August 12
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sun, fair to good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/brb-voice-of-independent-oromiya-via.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Amara Radio via TDF Issoudun, August 12
1700-1758 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed/Sat-Mon, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/brb-voice-of-amara-radio-via-tdf.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, August 12
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_13.html

GERMANY(non)   Brother HySTAIRical TOM and Atlantic 2000 Int via Channel 292, August 12
1500-1900 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sun Brother HySTAIRical TOM and
1900-2000 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu French  Sun Atlantic 2000 International
The final transmissions of Brother HySTAIRical via Channel 292 will be on August 13-14:
0400-1200 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Mon/Tue Brother HySTAIRical TOM
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/brother-hystairical-tom-atlantic-2000.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting BVB via MBR Nauen on August 12
1815-1830 on  9635 NAU 250 kW / 125 deg to N/ME English Sun, very good
1830-1915 on  9635 NAU 100 kW / 129 deg to N/ME English Sun, very good
Cancelled transmissions of BVB & PAB via Media Broadcast Nauen:
1730-1900 on  6130 NAU 100 kW / 090 deg to EaEu English Sun BVB
1930-2000 on  9515 NAU 250 kW / 155 deg to NoAf English Sun PAB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_13.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Brother HySTAIRical via Channel 292, August 13
0400-1200 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Mon/Tue, very good
The final day of Brother HySTAIRical via Channel 292 will be on August 14:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-brother-hystairical-via_13.html

KUWAIT   Reception of MOI Radio Kuwait General Service, August 12
2000-2400 on 17550 KBD 250 kW / 350 deg to ENAm Arabic, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-moi-radio-kuwait-general.html

MADAGASCAR(non)   Reception of Eye Radio via Talata Volonondry, August 13:
0400-0500 on 11620 MDC 250 kW / 335 deg to EaAf Arabic* Mon-Fri, very good
* including other languages: English/Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-eye-radio-via-talata.html

NUMBERS STATION   E11 Oblique in "the heart of 31mb" on August 12
1910-1913 on  9610 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-heart-of_13.html

NUMBERS STATION    Reception of E11 Oblique in 41mb on August 13:
0450-0453 on  7469 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-41mb-on.html

U.K.(non)   New transmission of FEBA via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya effective July 29:
1800-1830 on  6150 DHA 250 kW / 215 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sun, good on August 12
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/new-transmission-of-feba-via-babcock-al.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via Woofferton & Ascension, August 12
1830-1858 on 11850 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic  Sun, very good signal
1900-1928 on  9600 ASC 250 kW / 115 deg to SoAf English Sun, weak/fair signal
1900-1928 on 12030 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English Sun, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/follow-bible-ministries-via-woofferton_13.html

USA   World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 2 on August 11:
0430-0600 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/world-harvest-radio-international-whri_13.html

ZAMBIA   Good signal of Voice of Hope Africa on 11680 kHz, August 13
0500-0800 on 11680 LUV 100 kW / 315 deg to WeAf English Mon-Fri tx#2
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/good-signal-of-voice-of-hope-africa-on.html


--

73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

I&B ministry and MEA at odds over All India Radio external service

The external services division of All India Radio (AIR) is caught in a turf war between the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB), which runs it and the ministry of external affairs (MEA), which is expected to fund it.

While the MIB wants the service to continue and even expand; MEA has been suggesting shutting down the programmes, pointing out that the service offered through short wave transmission has outlived its utility and does not attract listeners abroad, said an MIB official aware of the developments.

According to this MIB official, the service, which was started soon after the outbreak of World War II has emerged as a bone of contention between the two ministries, as the cost of running the shows is high and the MEA has been unwilling to pick the tab.

AIR is a broadcast arm of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati and anchors the external services division (ESD).

“As per the Prasar Bharati Act, which was passed in Parliament, the external services division has to be completely funded by the MEA. However, the ministry has not paid since the service started, despite the fact that it plays a crucial role in diplomacy and outreach,” an official of the Prasar Bharati said.

The official said the broadcaster has also raised the issue of revamping the infrastructure with the MIB, pointing out how the installations are outdated and need replacement. “The MIB too has not released funds for replacement of equipment,” the official said.

On the need for the service, the official said feedback from listeners’ abroad acts as “eyes and ears of the government” and allows them a peek into perceptions abroad. “The short wave transmitters are used to send content meant to popularise and propagate Indian point of view on contentious issues,” the official said.

Another official of Prasar Bharati said feedback on issues raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his radio show Man Ki Baat; policy decisions or bilateral issues are duly shared with the PMO, MEA and the home ministry.

“The feedback that we received during the trial of Kulbhushan Jhadav (Indian national accused of being a spy by Pakistan) gave us a valuable insight into what people abroad, including in Pakistan felt about the issue,” he said.

To keep the service alive, AIR has asked the MEA to pay Rs 97 crore for the financial years 2017-18 and 2018-19 and the same amount going forward year on year, but so far the MEA has so far not responded.

According to the information provided by AIR about the service, the external broadcasts were started on October 1, 1939 “purely as a tool for propaganda for the Allies during the World War II with a service in Pushto language to counter the German Radio Blitzkrieg in the region and supplement the efforts by the BBC in this part of the world.”

Since then, the service offers news bulletins and other programmes across 108 countries in 27 languages as a “vital link between India and rest of the World, specially with those countries where the interest of India are intertwined because of Indian population”, AIR website says.

The foreign language services include Arabic, Baluchi, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, French, Indonesian, Persian, and Baloch; plans are under way to start services in German, Japanese and Bhutanese.

A former Prasar Bharati official who had concurred with MEA’s suggestion to shut down the service told HT: “No one outside India ever hears Akashvani external services — over short wave or medium wave. It’s a waste of public funds. A few years ago as a test case we had asked a few ambassadors to give us feedback on the popularity of the shows; at least two wrote back saying that the frequencies of the programmes in their respective countries could not be found.”

This official went on to add that maintaining short wave transmission installation is a huge drain on the exchequer as they “guzzle power” and the equipment is “expensive to maintain.”

While an official of the MEA, requesting anonymity said the issue of shutting down the service is “under consideration”, director general of AIR F Shehryar said the biggest problem being faced by the division is that the infrastructure has not been upgraded.

Declining to comment on whether the service is being shut down, he said: “We have not been able to replace about three-decade old short wave transmitters which are directed to beam signal to the strategic locations. Usually one transmitter has a life of 8-10 years and once they cross this limit, the valves go off and the transmitters stop catering to the service area.”

Agenda DX 13/08/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Medianeira, Brasile 1130 Khz (1960)
TWR Bonaire 800 Khz (1964)

domenica 12 agosto 2018

Glenn Hauser logs August 11-12, 2018

** CUBA. 15140, Aug 12 at 1500, squealy RHC is on this early with ID and 1501 introducing Sunday Esperanto // 11760. 15140 was not on at previous check circa 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185.002, Aug 12 at 0054, S8-S9 carrier but no modulation audible, XEPPM? Haven`t heard much from it lately, needs further chex. Aoki/NDXC shows nothing else on 6185 thruout our evenings, not even China. EiBi shows XEPPM span as 2200-0509. Don`t you believe HFCC listing Manokwari, Indonesia! in English!! at 01-05!!!

Harold Sellers, BC, reported to the WOR iog: ``6185 MEXICO Radio Educacion (?) at 0307. Somewhere — but I can’t find it now — I read a report that a flood in their building had knocked Radio Education off the air, but there was a weak station in Spanish here tonight. Hopefully them, back on. - Aug. 7 Sellers-BC``

XEPPM is a regular log for Manuel Méndez in Spain. His latest report: ``MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0457-0503, 05-09, music, extremely weak. 15311. (Méndez)`` I guess he meant 5 August like some other logs in the same report sent on that date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9730, Aug 12 at 0044, RRI English with mailbag, unusually weak and poor at S6-S8 with flutter, much less than 9925 KBC via Germany which is S9+10/20 without flutter. Almost the same path except Romania is a bit further. RRI should have 3 X the power of Nauen, but suspect it`s QRP. Romanian language transmitter on 9790 is still AWOL. RRI English // 7375 is still normally loud (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12695.5-CW, Aug 11 at 2229, VVV VVV VVV CQ DE KFS --- it`s the OSOB heard with an ID marker --- as I have tuned the entire 12 MHz marine band which is mostly vacant now. So KFS, California, really stands out; but it`s not a really funxional coastal station, rather an MRHS Saturday legacy activation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: via UTwente SDR, 6190-CUSB, Saturday August 11 first checked at 1415 during Media Network Plus, nothing audible, but by 1432, WOR has started and JBA, improving to better by 1450-1500* check. Alan Gale, England, hears it direct: ``Hi Glenn, World of Radio was audible for the full half hour on HLR today at 1430 UT on 6190 kHz. The signal wasn't too strong at the start, but had come right up in strength by the end. Attached is a short mp3 showing the start and finish. Alan``

WOR 1942 confirmed starting late at 0348 UT Sunday August 12 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, good. 

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485-CUSB, August 12: 
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_12.html
1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, good signal. Wrong frequency announcement:"...HLR SWSce on 7265 kHz", instead of 9485!`` Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, August 11 at 1400, since it`s Saturday, WRMI does not sign off but radiates Blalock the Blaster; some weeks instead at this hour, it`s Slovakia in Spanish; you never know which it will be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Sat Aug 11 at 2200, `Voice of the Report` of the Week is starting; John is ill-informed about his own schedule. Says this is the Thursday Aug 9 edition, also to be heard on Friday Aug 10 and Sunday Aug 12 (but not Sat Aug 11!). Also audible on much weaker // 7780. He thinx that since the 11580 broadcast was canceled, the triplicated frequencies also were canceled. Same situation a week ago. Lists frequencies he is on at some time or other: 9955, 9395, 7780, 7730, 7570, 7490, 5950, 5850. 7570? This is one WRMI frequency which had been dedicated to nothing but BS, but the skedgrid now shows it opening an hour earlier on Sundays only for VORW at 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.928, Aug 12 at 0058, WBCQ Area 51 talking about Bob, ``Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack``, an erstwhile gospel huxter parody, discussing whether this be episode 343 or 344 or 343 and a half. Recheck at 0325, has drifted slightly to 5129.940, both about 0.1 kHz higher than usual spot (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9370, Aug 11 at 1500 via UTWente SDR I check in case WWRB could have resumed Radio Munansi for Uganda --- instead I hear YL in unknown language mentioning ``kiloHertz`` several times. Aoki/NDXC shows VOA Burmese via THAILAND at 1430-1530. (As well as long-abandoned WWRB Overcomer on 9370 at 11-01!) I also check 15240-, another frequency WWRB previously employed for Munansi and nothing there but strong splash from 15245 in English = CRI via Kashgar (no sign of VOK English during same hour, same frequency). Aoki also still lists Munansi via WWRB Sat & Sun at 15-17 in Mus+ic, and 17-21 in Lug+anda (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.961V, Aug 12 at 1430, WTWW-3 is on at S9+20, first time heard in several days, country music // only S9+10 WTWW-1 9475 SFAW. Higher carrier is wobbly, vibrating slightly vs BFO, unlike other signals like 15825 WWCR. Recheck at 1830: 15809.9+ is OFF. What is the schedule for it? Just on Tedwhims (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6955-AM, Aug 12 at 0041, JBA carrier, the OSOB which might be a pirate even tho it`s a normally active Saturday evening. Four reports of an unID carrier here much earlier during the Aug 11 daytime, but none now:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,45011.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 89.3, Aug 12 at 0550 UT, I select this open frequency to listen for meteor bursts at the annual Perseid peak. The best one comes at 0551, minor ones at 0556, 0559, 0600 with some talk but no ID, 0610. Nothing further as I am dozing off. This on the PL-880 with telescopic antenna only. Also let the DX-398 run all night on 92.1, but no RDS capture to be seen.

From http://spaceweather.com/ via Mike Terry, WOR iog: ``The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend with 100 or more meteors per hour. The best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Sunday, August 12th, and again on Monday, August 13th. At those times, the shower's radiant will be high in the sky, spewing meteors in all directions`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1932 UT August 12

Stations heard in Reinante

ANGOLA, 4949.75, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, 1904-1928, 10-08, Portuguese, news, female, male, “A República de Angola”. 25322.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Cube do Pará, Belém, 0520-0610, 10-08, Brazilian songs. 25322.

11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2000-2003, 09-08, “17 horas en Brasilia, Radio Nacional informa”, news. 25332.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1820-1842*, 10-08, French, comments. 24322.

GERMANY
6070, Super Clan Radio via Chanel 292, Rohrbach, 0700-0720, 12-08, pop songs, id. “Super Clan Radio”, English, comments. 25322. 

6070, Atlantic 2000 International via Chanel 292, Rohrbach, 1900-1920, 12-08, tuning music, id. In several languaes, “Atlantic 2000 International”, pop songs, French, comments. 45444.

6085, Radio Mi Amigo, Kall Krekel, *0658-0710, 10-08, pop songs in English, “It’s nine O’clock in Central Europe, this is Radio Mi Amigo International”. 25322.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional de Guinea Ecuaotorial, Bata, *0508-0520, 10-08, African and pop songs. Very weak, barely audible. 15321. 
Also (presumed), 1840-1850*, 11-08, unusual time, extremely weak, carrier and some songs detected. 
Also *0508-0521, 12-08, songs. Extremely weak, barely audible. 15321.

ETHIOPIA
5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 1827-1838, 10-08, East African songs. 25322.

6030, Radio Oromiya, Addis Ababa, 1835-1843, 11-08, East African songs. 24322.

6090, Voice of Amhara State, Addis ababa, 1833-1845, 11-08, Vernacular comments. 24322.

KOREA SOUTH, 4885, Echo of Hope, Seoul, 1930-1940, 11-08, Korean songs and comments, female. // 6250. 25322.

NIGERIA, 7254.9, Voice of Nigeria, Ikodoru, 1835-1847, 11-08, English, comments, id. “Voice of Nigeria”. 35433.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0502-0522*, 10-08, Spanish, comments, male, female. 15321.

MALI, 5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, 2001-2012, 11-08, French, comments. Strong carrier, weak audio. 15321.

PERU, 4921.0, Radio La Voz del Pueblo, Santiago de Chuco, 0428-0650, 12-08, only very weak carrier detected today here in Reinante. Via remote SDR Kiwi receiver Pardinho, near Sao Paulo, strong carrier on 4920.98, but not audible audio. Past days seems to be out of air. 

TAJIKISTAN, 4765, Tajik Radio, Dushanbe, 1920-1935, 11-08, Tajik comments and songs. 25322.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Reinante
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

Media & Tech - 12/08/2018

SWLDXBulgaria News, August 12

ARMENIA(non)   Trans World Radio India in English via Yerevan on August 12
1514-1544 on  9330 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Sat/Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india-in.html

BANGLADESH   Reception of Bangladesh Betar in 31mb, August 12
1315-1345 on  9455 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Nepali, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-bangladesh-betar-in-31mb.html

DX RE MIX NEWS # 1087 - August 12, 2018
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/dx-re-mix-news-1087.html

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen on August 12
1430-1445 on 15205 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-pan-american-broadcasting.html

PALAU   Reception of WHRI T8WH Angel 4 and T8WH Angel 5, August 12
Angel 4
1200-1300 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English, very good
Angel 5
1200-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-whri-t8wh-angel-4-and-t8wh_12.html

PHILIPPINES   Reception of FEBC - Radio Teos in Ukrainian, August 12
1529-1600 on 11650 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Ukrainian Sun, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-febc-radio-radio-teos-in.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via Secretbrod, August 12:
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via_12.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Frequency change of Voice of Tibet on August 12
1205-1230 NF 11644 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11646
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/frequency-change-of-voice-of-tibet-on.html

U.K.(non)   Radio ERGO & Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya, August 12
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali Daily Radio ERGO, poor/weak
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun TWR Africa, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/radio-ergo-twr-africa-via-babcock-al.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Reception of BVBroadcasting via Tashkent, August 12:
1130-1200 on 15640 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to EaAs English Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-via.html


--

73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

Three successful transmissions from SAQ Grimeton on Alexanderson Day 2018

Alexanderson Day, July 1st, 2018, three transmissions with the old Alexanderson alternator SAQ at World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, Sweden took place at 08:45, 10:45 and 12:45 UTC on 17,2 kHz CW. A video stream from all three transmissions was also broadcasted on our YouTube channel.


We have recieved 321 listener reports, whereof 5 was unheard. 

THANK YOU all listeners for your reports and for all your enthusiastic and positive feedback!


A summary report with all listener reports can be viewed on our website.

Explore our interactive listener reports map. Open the map here or click on the map image below. Use the menu to the left, to search through recent transmissions. Click on the individual dots for detailed listener information. Enjoy! 

(Please report any errors or change requests to webmaster@alexander.n.se)


Best regards from The Alexander association team @Grimeton, Sweden.

SWLDXBulgaria News, August 11-12

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn on August 12
0900-1000 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_12.html

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9400 kHz, August 12
0900-0917 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/mystery-egyptian-music-station-on-9400.html

GERMANY   Reception of New Shortwave Radio Europe, August 11:
2005&2155 on  3975 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English, fair
2005&2155 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-new-shortwave-radio-europe.html

GERMANY   Weak signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst, August 12
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/weak-signal-of-dwd-deutscher.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Adventist World Radio AWR via MBR Nauen on Augist 12
0900-1000 on 11955 NAU 100 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun Studio DX, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-awr_12.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485CUSB, August 12
1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, good signal.
Wrong frequency announcement:"...HLR SWSce on 7265 kHz", instead of 9485!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_12.html

GUAM   Reception of new broadcast of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, August 5
0945-0957 on 11995 TWR 100 kW / 165 deg to AUS  English Sun, weak to fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-new-broadcast-of-ktwr.html

PIRATE RADIO   Russian Pirate "Radio Europe on Shortwave" on 5832.3 kHz, August 12:
from 1100 on  5832.3 unknown tx / unknown to EaEu ann.English/Russian/Polish/German
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/russian-pirate-radio-europe-on_12.html

ROMANIA   From August 9, 2000UT RADIOCOM Țigănești tx#1 300 kW is on air again.
From August 9, 2000 UT RADIOCOM Galbeni tx#2 300 kW is off air due to technical
issues. The following transmissions of Radio Romania International are affected
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/radiocom-galbeni-tx2-300-kw-is-off-air.html

SOUTH AFRICA   Fair to good signal of South African Radio League SARL, August 12
0800-0900 on 17760 MEY 250 kW / 019 deg to EaAf English Sun Amateur Radio Today:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/fair-to-good-signal-of-south-african.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey on odd frequencies 13765.7/11795.7/9855.7 kHz, August 12
0500-0655 on 13765.7 EMR 500 kW / 210 deg to CEAf Hau/Swa, instead of 13765 August 12
0822-0825 on 11795.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Bosnian-unscheduled px on shortwave
0830-0955 on 11795.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Persian, instead of 11795 August 12
1000-1025 on  9855.7 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar,  instead of 9855.0 August 12
1000-1055 on  9655.0 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian, x 9655.7 kHz on August 12
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/voice-of-turkey-on-odd-freqs.html

U.K.(non)   KBS World Radio via BaBcoCk Woofferton & Dhabayya, August 11
1900-2000 on  6145 WOF 250 kW / 172 deg to WeEu French, very good signal
2000-2100 on  6145 DHA 250 kW / 290 deg to NEAf Arabic, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/kbs-world-radio-via-babcock-woofferton.html

USA   Reception of Brother HySTAIRical via WBCQ The Planet on August 11
from 2105 on  9330 BCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English CUSB, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-brother-hystairical-via_12.html

USA   Reception of Living The Bible via WINB Radio, August 11
from 2130 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to MEXI English, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-living-bible-via-winb.html

USA   Reception of Voice of The Report of The Week via WRMI-1, August 10
2200-2300 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-voice-of-report-of-week.html

--

73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation 2018-223

Greetings to my fellow hamateur radio and SWL radio enthusiasts around the
world.

Welcome to my “not for profit” daily W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation
Forecast.

It’s the only daily global HF radio wave propagation forecast produced on
the planet.

I'm a retired heliophysicist, terrestrial meteorologist/climatologist,
physical oceanographer and one of the few on the planet with advanced
education and forecast experience in all disciplines. In terrestrial weather
forecasting I
have 45 years of experience and in solar, space and geomagnetic weather
forecasting 34 years.

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA ©
1988-2018.

If you find this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast useful to your
hamateur and SWL radio activities, feel free to drop me a line and let me
know that at

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

I enjoy hearing from likeminded fellow radio enthusiasts.

Hams and SWLs that are interested in solar, space & geomagnetic weather as
well as radio wave propagation are a special group of people interested in
broadening their knowledge in science.

Feel free without prior permission to redistribute this daily HF radio wave
propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

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and in my Twitter account at

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Last but not least here is my new HF radio wave propagation web page where
you can sign up to receive this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast via
email. https://groups.io/g/w4hmradiowavepropagationforecast  but without
supporting images.

It's a NO SPAM voluntary "opt" in email type group hosted by Groups.io, so
you have to sign up by using an existing email address and creating a
password.

W4HM Solar Cycle 24 Update and Solar Cycle 25 Forecast- Short and to the
point.

Solar minimum may begin later this year and may last longer than any
previous solar cycle in the 20th century. When solar cycle 25 finally gets
underway it could be the weakest since the middle of the 19th century.
Another Dalton type lesser grand solar minimum may occur with a
corresponding cooling of earth’s climate. This would negate anthropogenic
climate change if it were occurring which it isn’t.

On February 1, 2008 I forecasted that solar cycle 24 would be the smallest
solar cycle in the past 100 years. That forecast verified. I also forecasted
that solar cycle 25 would be almost non nonexistent.

#223 Issued Sunday August 12, 2018 at 1400 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

Solar activity was very low.

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 67.7 67.4 67.3

There had been 7 consecutive days with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index
number (DSFI) less than 70.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

There had been 9 consecutive days with an official daily sunspot number
(DSSN) of 0.

There had been 43 of the past 46 days with an official daily sunspot number
(DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 130 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at an
active to quiet geomagnetic condition of 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 4.

The 24 hour period planetary A index (Ap) maximum and minimum values ranged
between 27 & 5.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between 382 &
344 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Aug 12, 2018- minor
deterioration.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Aug 13, 2018- steady

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Aug 14, 2018- improvement.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at
night and S3-4 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.

We are now firmly in the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the northern hemisphere summer season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes later due to more sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in
the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is lower
than in the southern hemisphere as heating in the F2 layer of the ionosphere
is higher and the layer less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 kHz frequency ranges will open via
short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also
when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer
propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least
north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial
propagation (TEP).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at
night and S3-4 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the southern hemisphere winter season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than
in the northern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher
than in the northern hemisphere as the F2 layer of the ionosphere is lower
in height and more concentrated.

This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP
HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the
late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general
public. It does outperform VOA CAP.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in
the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary.

I also check global HF radio wave propagation conditions via remoted radio
receivers on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if
and when necessary.

And last but not least I look at ionsonde stations on every continent of the
globe.

The hamateur radio JT65A mode RF signal levels received are based on 5 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio PSK31 mode RF signal levels received are based on 25
watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio CW mode RF signal levels received are based on 50 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio SSB RF mode signal levels received are based on 100 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The HF shortwave broadcast band AM Mode RF signal levels are based on
100,000 watts (100 kw) and a typical high gain VOA type curtain array
antenna.

Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable and applicable
by the average radio enthusiast.

Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

Conditions change daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and by decade, as the
sun rises and sets at different times and at different angles from the
ecliptic, as well as by radio wave frequency. This is due to changes in the
maximum usable frequency (MUF), lowest usable frequency (LUF) and F layer
critical frequency (FoF2). Also by propagation path.

The D and E layers also come into play through RF radio wave signal
absorption and refraction. And then there is sporadic E (Es) radio wave
propagation that can really throw a wrench into the gears so to speak.

Things like sporadic E (Es) radio wave propagation and lightning storm
static can impact HF radio wave propagation in an unpredictable manner and
mostly bad.

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

Lower high frequency (80-30 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner not so much by variations in the maximum usable frequency
(MUF) along a particular propagation path and time but rather due to
geomagnetic elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms (Kp-5 &
greater) that increase signal absorption via the E layer (the altitude of
the radio aurora). Also increases in the lowest usable frequency (LUF) via D
layer RF signal absorption due to hard x-rays, galactic cosmic waves,
elevated background solar flux levels greater than B0 and energetic proton
flux levels at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

Higher frequency (20-10 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner by variations in the maximum usable frequency (MUF) along a
particular propagation path and time due to the current sunspot number and
also due to elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms of Kp-5 &
greater. Also D layer RF signal absorption due to elevated (greater than B0)
background solar flux levels. Also to a lesser extent elevated proton flux
at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

GENERAL GUIDELINES CONCERNING CORRELATION OF PROPAGATION INDICES TO ACTUAL
HF PROPAGATION CONDITIONS-

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

All 14 of the following indices have to occur as described below in order to
see the best global high frequency radio wave propagation possible,
something that happens rarely.

1.) Dropping geomagnetic field indices numbers are better, Kp of 0 best.

2.) A daily sunspot number of 150 or higher, 200 or higher best.

3.) A daily sunspot number of greater than 100 for routine stable formation
of the E Valley/F Layer ducting mechanism.

4.) Previous 24 hour Ap index under 10, fewer than 7 for several days
consecutively are best.

5.) Previous 3 hours Kp index fewer than 3 for mid latitude paths, fewer
than 2 for high latitude paths, 0 for several days consecutively is best.

6.) Energetic protons no greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

7.) Background x-ray flux levels greater than B1 for several days
consecutively, greater than C1 best.

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

9.) Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz with a (positive number) sign,
indicates a lesser chance of high latitude path aurora
absorption/unpredictable refraction or scattering of medium frequency RF
signals, when the Kp is above 3.

10.) A -10 or better towards a positive number Dst index during the recovery
time after a geomagnetic storm, as related to the equatorial ring current. A
positive number is best.

Standard Disclaimer-

Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space
Environment Center, other U.S. government entities and educational
institutions, to produce this daily HF radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted ©
1988-2018 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without prior permission to redistribute this daily HF radio wave
propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

Also HF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science and therefore also an art. The forecasts are not official but for
educational and hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error
and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

Log Roberto Pavanello

1053 24/7 20.57 COPE - Zaragoza SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
1350 10/8 16.50 I AM - IT MX buono
1602 10/8 17.40 Alt FM - Arad Rumeno MX suff.
4810 10/8 18.05 Voice of Armenia - Yerevan Farsi NX buono
5833 11/8 16.30 Pirate R. Europe - EE MX suff.
5840 24/7 21.20 World Music R. - Randers EE ID e MX suff.
6115 10/8 18.10 R. Congo - Brazzaville FF NX suff.
6240 11/8 16.10 R. Merlin Int. - EE ID e MX buono
6266 22/7 20.20 Empire R. - EE ID e MX buono
6400 11/8 16.50 Pyongyang BC - Coreano MX suff.
11955 12/8 09.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX
 
Roberto Pavanello

Vercelli / Italia

Some recent tips

6.8
Radio Pilipinas, Philippines, 17’30 GMT, 12’120 kHz, English
http://www.hb9gce.ch/Radio%20Pilipinas_Philippines_%2006082018_1730%20GMT_12120%20kHz_english_FTDX5000_ALA%201530%20LNP_Schwarzsee_CH.mp3

5.8
Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Tanzania, 18’00 GMT, 11’735 kHz, English
http://www.hb9gce.ch/Zanzibar%20Broadcasting%20Corporation_05082018_1800%20GMT_11735%20kHz_english_FTDX5000_ALA%201530%20LNP_Schwarzsee_CH.mp3

Radio DARC, Austria, 09’58 GMT, 6’070 kHz, German
http://www.hb9gce.ch/Radio%20DARC_Austria_05082018_0958%20GMT_6070%20kHz_German_AM_FTDX5000_ALA%201530%20LNP_Schwarzsee_CH.mp3
FEBC, Philippines, 09’00 GMT, 15’450 kHz, Hui zuhttp://www.hb9gce.ch/FEBC_Philippines_05082018_0900%20GMT_15450%20kHz_AM_FTDX5000_ALA%201530%20LNP_Schwarzsee_CH.mp3



RX
:
Remote controlled
Yaesu
FT DX 5000

Antenna:
Wellbrook ALA 1530 LNP

Location:
Schwarzsee, Switzerland
46°
39' 16" N
16' 27" E1050 MSL

Best 73's
Andy, HB9GCE
www.hb9gce.ch