giovedì 30 marzo 2017

mercoledì 29 marzo 2017

SWLDXBulgaria News March 29

AFGHANISTAN   Reception of Radio Afghanistan External Service on 6100 kHz, March 29:
from 1545 on  6100 YAK 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs open carrier/dead air+KCBS Pyongyang
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-radio-afghanistan-external.html

BELGIUM(non)   Poor signal of BRB Eye Radio via TDF Issoudun on 17730 kHz, March 29
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/powerful-signal-of-brb-eye-radio-via.html

CHINA   Summer A-17 new frequencies of China Radio International in English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/summer-17-new-frequencies-of-china.html

FRANCE   Reception of Radio France International in English on new 11905, March 29:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/summer-17-new-frequencies-of-radio_10.html

GERMANY   Reception of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on 6180 kHz CUSB, March 29
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-dwd-deutscher-wetterdienst.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Voice of Adal via MBR Issoudun on 15205 kHz, March 29:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/radio-voice-of-adal-via-mbr-issoudun.html

GERMANY(non)   Last minute changes of AWR / KSDA via MBR Tashkent and Nauen
1530-1600 NF  9580 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Kannada, x 9625 from March 28
1730-1800 NF 17570 NAU 250 kW / 145 deg to EaAf Oromo, ex 17725 from March 28
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/a-17-last-minute-frequency-changes-of.html

GERMANY(non)   Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on 15420 kHz, March 29
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/voice-of-oromo-liberation-via-mbr-nauen.html

UNKNOWN   Strong carriers on 9390, 9825, 12100 kHz, March 27/29
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/strong-unmodulated-carrier-on-9390-khz.html

USA(non)   Radio Free Asia in Tinetan, change of frequencies day by day, March 29
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/summer-a17-changes-of-rfarda-rfree.html

USA   WRMI Okeechobee tx#7 relay Radio Africa Network on new 21525 kHz, March 29:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/only-one-new-frequency-in-17-of-wrmi.html


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

More mystery about Brazilian shortwave station on 5970 kHz

More mystery about Brazilian shortwave station on 5970 kHz

In order to clarify or  know more about the Brazilian station on 5970 kHz that can be heard with fair to good signal via remote webSDR in Sao Paulo, and I have heard many times with classic music and classic songs as many identifications as: «Scala or Scalla or Cala FM» and clearly many, many times: «noventa e quatro virgula nove, Sao Paulo» (94.9 Sao Paulo), as well as at hours : «Scala informa: tres horas, our quatro horas, Sao Paulo», even an identification: «Scala FM, 94.9, onda curta, 5970 khz», and seeing that via Google is a Sao Paulo stations called «Scalla FM Instrumental, 102.9 FM», but neither frequency nor the music they are transmitting matches, I sent an e-mail to the Scalla FM Instrumental asking if they are the same station is on short wave and here is the reply:

 "Olá amigo,boa noite, como vai? Eu fiquei muito curioso em saber, e achei muito interessante  esta sua escuta. Porém desconhecemos qualquer transmissão de rádio da Scalla em FM muito menos em ondas curtas. Ou seja, não se trata de nossa emissora. No entanto se puder nos apresentar um trecho gravado nos desperta curiosidade. Vale lembrar que aqui em São Paulo não há nenhuma emissora autorizada a operrar em 94,9 FM visto que já opera a Antena Um Radiodifusão Ltda em 94,7. Este caso no mínimo é curioso. Agradeço em nos informar e nos mantenha contato."

They say the station on air on 5970 kHz is not Scalla FM Instrumental, and there is not license to transmit on 94.9 mHz in the Sao Paulo area. They are interesting to know more about that station and asking me for a recorded file of this station as well I report them about any news. I will send them a file with the identification of the 5970 station.

 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Star Radio North East to cease transmission


Star Radio North East to cease transmission Darlington-based Star Radio is to close and hand its licence back to Ofcom.
UKRD confirmed the move to RadioToday, with Chief Executive, William Rogers saying it was a difficult decision but needed to be made as the station wasn’t making any money.
He said: “The station has struggled to deliver commercial viability for a number of years and in spite of the considerable efforts by those involved and a good deal of time, money and resource allocated from the group, the station has simply been unable to deliver commercial viability, hence this decision.”
Star Radio is made up of three Ofcom licences – which launched as A1FM (then Alpha 103.2), Durham FM and the more recently licenced Minster Northallerton. It also took over the Richmond/Catterick frequencies from Fresh Radio, whilst the rest of the station changed to Stray Dales. The merged station launched in November 2009 and uses six frequencies around Thirsk, Richmond, Durham, Darlington, Northallerton and Bishop Auckland.
William continued: “These things are always difficult and I had hoped that we might be able to see success in the longer term but the reality is that success has proved to be far more elusive that we had hoped and so we now need to draw a line under those efforts and focus our resource on our other stations and the range of new initiatives we are working on.”
The station will close within the next two weeks.

Agenda DX 29/03/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Oriente, Venezuela 720 Khz (1971)
Radio Slovacchia International 6055 Khz (1993)
La Voz de Celendin, Perù 4485 (1988)
WMAQ, Chicago 780 Khz (1922)
Radio General Madariaga, Argentina 840 Khz (1952)

martedì 28 marzo 2017

SWLDXBulgaria News March 28

AUSTRALIA   Reach Beyond Australia in English on new frequency 9720 kHz on March 28:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-reach-beyond-australia-on.html

BELGIUM(non)   BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting & VIRI/IRIB on 9650 kHz, March 28
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-brb-living-water-ministry_21.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Al-Mukhtar via MBR Issoudun on 15205 kHz, March 28:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/radio-al-mukhtar-via-mbr-issoudun-march.html

GUAM   Poor signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia in English on 9900 kHz, March 28:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/fair-to-weak-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world.html

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman in English and Arabic on 15140 kHz, March 28
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-on_25.html


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Glenn Hauser logs March 27-28, 2017


** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 28 at 0620 check, RNA/RNB still absent for the eighth night in a row. There does not seem to be an uproar in Brasil over the vanishing of its greatest SW station by far. Maybe because it`s controlled by a discredited government (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13740, March 28 at 1400, S9+30 of dead air, 1401:44 brings up CRI English modulation in progress, typical slipshod Cuban operation; for A-17 this is ex-15700, at 1400-1600 but sounds just like it with some hum and less than full modulation. CRI relays are the only HABana registrations allowed in HFCC. No change in the other CRI relays via CUBA. 

Why move down one band for summer? Perhaps some MUF predixion calls for that with ever-declining solar activity, despite higher solar angle over full-day paths. Let`s look at the table of Most Suitable Frequencies on page 45 of the 2017 WRTH, no longer compiled by George Jacobs:

From transmitter in Eastern North America to North America (East), March-April 2017, at 11-15 UT: 13 MHz band. To NAm (West) at 12-16 UT: also 13. For May to August, 13 and 11 MHz respectively. Of course there is a margin of error of plus or minus one band. Similar figures for transmitter in Central/South America, but I think that`s less appropriate for Cuba on this table (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, March 27 at 2120 jamming here but no Radio Martí; at least they have found the frequency, and no longer jamming ex-13820. 9565 has wall-of-noise jamming over RM, much like 9955 Radio Libertad via WRMI. 11930 bears R. Martí at VG S9+20 level, no jamming audible, a Cuban interviewing a Castilian about Venezuela. Between 20 and 24 UT, the two RM frequencies scheduled are in fact 9565 and 11930, so the DentroCuban Jamming Command is still out of synch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11705, March 27 at 1427, NHK English relay via PALAU is good at S9-S7 way offbeam over here, wrapping up, and should be usable from 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 27 at 2115, REE to NAm is a JBA carrier, weaker than 15520 beamed elsewhere. Using remotes, Wolfgang Büschel agrees that 15520 is best in eastern NAm at 2145, also 17715 JBA (but 15390 off?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Monday March 27 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 28 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+10 but undermodulated compared to e.g. 7570 at S9+20. I`m awake Tuesday March 28 at 1100 so check 9955, but can`t confirm on a JBA carrier; by 1127 a trace of audio, probably me. Meanwhile 6855 is playing music at S9+10 but not // 5950. Next:
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Tue Mar 28 at 0059, I`m checking this WRMI for which Yahwuh gospel huxter has been showing up at 0100; playing Oldie ``Walk Right In``, quick ID, at 0101 back to more music. I guess he`s not daily and/or the 9395 scheduling is still in flux (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11825, March 28 at 1429, JBA carrier rather than WRMIBS, which must be off, since 11580 on a less favorable 44-degree beam is S9 with Spanish song. For A17, 11825 registration at 355 degrees has been expanded to 13-03 UT, but WRMI skedgrid still stops it at 2400.

The JBA 11825 carrier I have now must be Iran in Bengali, per HFCC, 1420-1520, 500 kW due east from Sirjan. Other colliders: 1300-1330 FEBC Philippines in Khg (Kyrgyz?); 1620-1650 Iran in more Bengali from Kamalabad, but must be wooden from silent site; and 1700-1800 CRI in Croatian from Beijing site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1623 UT March 28

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #74

For my hamateur radio and SWL friends around the globe:

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#74 Issued on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast

Global HF radio wave propagation conditions are

poor to very poor on 10-80 (11-75) meters.


HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS:

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-


80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,


40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,


20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,


15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,


12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-


80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,


40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,


20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,


15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,


12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Received RF signal strength scale-

Very Good- +1 over S9  Or Greater
Good- S7-9
Fair- S4-6
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Meter Band Equivalents
Ham & SWL
160->   90
80->     75
60->     60
40->     49, 41
30->     31, 25
20->     22, 19
17->    16, 15
15->    13
12,10-> 11

Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable 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 also 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).

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.

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Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Monday March 27, 2017-

Solar activity was moderate.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at significant storming levels.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 83.4 82.8 85.2.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 49.

In 2017 officially there were 27 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately 2 more years,
+/- 1 year, observations daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually early.

Sunspot group #12644 was located near N12E17 with a twisted beta-gamma
magnetic signature, capable of releasing medium size M class solar flares.

Sunspot group #12645 was located near S09E58 with a simple beta magnetic
signature.

Sunspot group #12646 was located near N06W40 with a simple beta magnetic
signature.

3 small (but not directly, geoeffective) earth directed C class solar flares
occurred. They were

C3.2,
C3.1,
C1.1.


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In 2016 officially there were 32 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0. Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately three more
years, seeing daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually early.

As we move forward towards the next solar minimum between solar cycle #24
and #25 the number of days with a 0 daily SSN will steadily increase.
Eventually every day for many, many, many months will see a 0, the big goose
egg.

In 2008 I fore casted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also fore casted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually non existent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's. It will probably be very difficult to
determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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No earth directed coronal mass ejections (CME) occurred.

No earth directed collapsing magnetic filament eruptions occurred.

The twenty four hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was at
moderate geomagnetic storming conditions to quiet geomagnetic conditions of

2 5 5 6 4 5 6 4.

The Kp geomagnetic indices are-
0-2- quiet
3- unsettled
4- active
5- minor geomagnetic storming
6- moderate
7- strong
8- severe
9- extreme
10- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum planetary A index (Ap) ranged between

80 and 9,

which was at major geomagnetic storming conditions to quiet geomagnetic
conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The daily averaged background x-ray flux was C5.18.

The daily averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's magnetic field was at
-2.61 nT south.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum Dst ranged between

-74 and +8 nT.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

823 and 354 km/s,

with a direct connection to a high speed solar wind stream emanating from
coronal hole #798 (#792).

There was a very large recurrent transequatorial earth facing (CH) coronal
hole #798 (#792).

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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 © 1988-2017 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.

11.) Rising positive T index number. The T Index tracks with the F2 layer
critical frequency (foF2) and sunspot number (SSN) and indicates the
capability of the F2 layer to refract RF signals.

12.) Galactic cosmic rays decrease to -3 units below zero and trending
towards zero.

13.) Energetic electron flux levels no greater than 2 MeV (2+0).

14. A solar wind speed of less than 300 km/s for several days consecutively.

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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 my comprehensive HF radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However the propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free to redistribute this solar, space and geomagnetic weather
discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you
redistribute it in it's entirety and give me credit for it.

Also solar, space and geomagnetic weather forecasting is still an inexact
science. 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.

First Dutch low-power 891 kHz licences awarded

The first low-power AM licences have been allocated for 891 kHz in the Netherlands by the Dutch Radiocommunications Agency.
This was the frequency previously used by Radio 538 until November last year.

In Arnhem (Gelderland, eastern Netherlands) the licence is for Rijnstad Radio who hope to be on air by May 1.
The station is on Facebook as "Rijnstadradio", also with website http://rijnstadradio.nl/

Full report (in Dutch) at:

(The other 100w licence allocated for 891 (in Waalwijk) is name as 'Bronkhurst' in the list of low-power stations at http://radio-tv-nederland.nl/am/am.html )

(daytime reception possible on east coast of UK? After dark, Algeria now strong on 891 kHz of course)
 

(Alan Pennington via BDXC-UK yg)

Happy 53rd birthday Radio Caroline!

Fifty three years ago, the radio world was going to be changed forever for the listeners in the United Kingdom. In the February of 1964, Irish musician manager and businessman Ronan O’Rahilly obtained the 702-ton former Danish passenger ferry, Fredericia, which was converted into a radio ship at the Southern Irish port of Greenore. The Fredericia was renamed MV Caroline [after the daughter of the late President Kennedy] On 26th March the MV Caroline set sail under the command of Captain Baeker. Her destination was given as Spain. A Royal Navy destroyer inspected the MV Caroline as she passed Plymouth. On Good Friday – Friday, 27 March 1964, at 18:00 hours the MV Caroline dropped anchor off the coast of Felixstowe, Suffolk, and started test transmissions. The following day – Saturday, 28 March, broadcasting regular programming started at 12 noon on 197 meters on the medium wave band (announced as 199 meters)

Zehlendorf 177 mast demolished

The 177kHz Zehlendorf mast was demolished March 25. Video and report here translates well to English, surprised how close to housing it was

This video of the demolition was recorded from the air a DJ1 Phantom 3 Pro I


(Mike Barraclough via dxld yg)

ALBANIA - Radio Tirana via Tunein iOS App

Thanks to the services of Radio365.eu, Radio Tirana’s English language broadcasts are still available online and as per Alan Roe’s earlier post, Klara now only announces the live web stream address (partially spelt in Albanian) with no time announced. On said website (http://rtsh.al/radio-tirana-3), times for English are listed as 2200-22.30 Mon-Sat and 03.30-04.00 Tues-Sun CET (presumably now UT+2). Tunein’s RT live stream has been carrying an unknown Middle Eastern station for several weeks or months and upon my enquiries, they informed me that as Tunein are not the hosts of the stream, they can only forward the feedback on to RTSH. Tunein RT stream not connecting tonight 1222 UTC but this was common whenever foreign language broadcasts were not operating. Webstream via RTSH’s site is working, relaying RT Channel 1’s “Rruzulli Magjik 221; (Magic Globe) Program.



Regards, 
Brian Powell
(Base QTH – Southern suburbs of Sydney Australia. Base setup Winradio G305e w/ Buddipole. Mobile setup Baofeng GT3TP)

 (via dxld yg)

AIR Launching DRM Conversion, Phase II

All India Radio was recently congratulated by India’s Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Venkaiah Naidu for having completed phase I of the national DRM digital radio roll-out in India. Thirty-seven DRM transmitters have been installed by AIR throughout the country, and all are now operational, according to DRM news. 

Of the 37 new transmitters, 35 are medium wave and 2 are shortwave transmitters. Both SW transmitters are for international service and are broadcasting in pure DRM. Out of the 35 MW transmitters, 2 are broadcasting in pure DRM, carrying two audio services in digital; the other 33 transmitters are working in simulcast mode. Out of these, 25 MW transmitters are working for 1 hour in pure DRM every day (Monday to Saturday). The transmission powers of these 35 transmitters are: 1000 kW (two), 300 kW (six), 200 kW (10), 100 kW (11) and 20 kW (six); two SW transmitters are 500 kW and 250 kW each. 

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, Week of March 26-April


From the Isle of Music, Week of March 26- April 1, 2017

This week, in honor of the International Rueda de Casino Multi Flash Mob day that takes place April 1, our special guest Juanito Gómez, a leading figure in the Rueda de Casino dance movement in Cuba, will discuss the development of the Rueda de Casino phenomenon (in Spanish), and we also will have some excellent Cuban dance music that is popular with casineros.

Three opportunities to listen via shortwave:
1. For the Americas and parts of Western Europe:
WBCQ, 7490 KHz, Tuesdays 0000-0100 UT (Mondays 8-9 pm EDT in the Americas)
2. For Europe and beyond,
Channel 292, 6070 KHz, Fridays 1100-1200 UT (1200-1300 CEST) and Saturdays 1200-1300 UT (1300-1400 CEST)

Episode 5 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, a musical variety program that features genres from A-Z, will air on WBCQ the Planet, 7490 KHz, Thursday, March 30 at 2300-2330 UT (7:00-7:30 pm EDT in the Americas). Brought to you by Tilford Productions, which also brings you From the Isle of Music.   

(We aren’t showing on the WBCQ website yet, but we’ll be on.)
Check us out, and let us know what you think! Reception has been quite good in parts of Western Europe of late. Episode 5 is our belated “welcome” to Spring and the related time change.

Promo graphics attached,  Thanks as always for all you do for radio.

(William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
5713 N. St. Louis Av
Chicago IL 60659-4405
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
phone: 773.267.6548
website: http://www.tilfordproductions.com
March 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Agenda DX 28/03/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Caroline 6295 Khz (1964)
Voice of Free Asia 1580 Khz (1968)

lunedì 27 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27, 2017

** BRAZIL [non]. 6180 & 11780, March 27 at 0122, no signals from RNA/RNB for the seventh night in a row. Still awaiting any explanation from ZY DXers or officials at EBC.

6180, March 27 at 0417, VP signal in unID language talk, but HFCC shows it`s now RRI in Romanian, 04-05, 300 kW, 285 degrees from Galbeni to France. Other 6180 occupants at night, while not blocked by Brasília: 00-02, CRI English via Kashgar; 0530-0630 M-F, VOA French via São Tomé. 0600-0630 10 kW Deutscher Wetterdienst. (Lotsa luck finding DWD in WRTH 2017, not international section with other SW stations, maybe buried somewhere in domestic section amongst all the FM info state-by-state?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6170.19, March 27 at 0418, as I am tuning down, I don`t have to go all the way to 6165.0 to hear Arnie in English on RHC. Here he is readable on an intermittent spur, gone at 0420, back at 0421. Fortunately do not hear a match on the low side, CKZN still in clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 9955, Monday March 27 at 1202, R. Prague via WRMI is VG at S9+10, no jamming, with classical guitar music! Starved for such on SW, I can`t tune away. Also on VP // 6855. It`s about Lubomír Brabec, with extended clips of his performances, both solo and with other instruments, but pieces never named; he`s 63 but not retiring, also mountain-climber in spare time. This lasts until 1229 abrupt cut to a Bruce Baskind promo for WRMI sports coverage ``this fall`` (??), 1230 on to Eslovaquia en español (too bad they switched from English, as that had put Czecho-Slovakia back together). It`s here, with audio:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 6105, March 27 at 0431, NHK in excited Japanese with drumming; demonstration, or game? This is ex-5960, at 0300-0500, 500 kW, 290 degrees from FRANCE to Mexico, Central America and Caribbean, close enough for us, but shhh! Don`t tell anyone since Radio Japan deleted North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 11825, March 27 at 0435, very poor signal, but make out an ``11-825 MHz`` announcement in English, from MWV, which has stayed here in the A-17 season. Too bad they haven`t reverted to 9480 as in A-16 which was a good reliable signal here for African Pathways Radio (but the two repeats at 18 & 20 on 17640 remain amazingly reliable here far beyond). At 0435, the ONLY other signals on 25m are the equally weak Brazilians; but after 0500, 11725 RNZI is on and good (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6875.99-AM, March 27 at 0124 tune-in, dialog including ``dipshit doesn`t like my politix?`` Then to canned robotic YL ID as ``TCS shortwave at gmail.com`` a few times, S9+10 but fighting local noise level circa S9. Many more logs here of The Crystal Ship, starting as 6875.8:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.88-AM, March 27 at 0109, all I hear is a heavy beat presumably from some rock music on a weak signal. What`s reported at HFU? 

Mark Taylor, WI says: ``6925.44 Gospel Radio Shortwave, 0053, 3.27.17. Listening in USB to avoid peskies on 6925.0 LSB. Barely audible music with clear ID at 0058. Somewhat better signal about 0110 with contemporary Christian music. Hard to separate from presumed Liquid Radio on 6925.0, occasional peskies on 6925.0 LSB and occasional ute on 6925.0 USB. Overall a challenge to hear.`` And shortly he adds:

``Liquid Radio, 6925.0, 0115, 3.27.17. Hearing the thump, thump and some music which seems like contemporary dance music, a pause with possible ID at one point. Not sure. Barely audible. Just below Gospel Radio Shortwave on 6925.44. Pretty sure it's Liquid Radio now ...`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7614.99-AM, March 27 at 0413, Station YHWH with same old screeds, but better than usual at S9+25, completely readable at R5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 27 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0103:44.5*, which is 20.5 seconds later than 3 nights ago, March 24 until 0103:24*, averaging 6.8+ seconds later per. The slippage is so reliable around 6.7 seconds, and I really can`t measure it to tenths of a second, just estimate to half-seconds on my digital watch, always compared to WWV in the next minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 26 at 2148, no signal from REE on reactivated A-17 frequency for NAm. Should have checked earlier from *1400 on weekends, but if still on until 2200*, not propagating at all today. For elsewhere, new 15520 ex-15500 is VP audible, and 15390 is a JBA carrier. Should have checked 17715, fourth frequency, in case 17855 was just off, but from 19m propagation, doubtful to hear it on 16. 17855 should be VG normally from *1800 on weekdays, but subject to fade-out before sign-off. If there can be only one frequency for a 4- or 8-hour span, it might be more prudent to employ 15 or even 13 MHz band in this case; or if two, 17 in our mornings, 15 afternoons (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 27 at 0112, SLBC carrier is already on, earlier than last A-season, but not even a few minutes earlier as now registered from 0000 to 0300, 125 kW, 345 degrees in Hindi from Trincomalee. S5 with Doppler flutter. Prélude music audible from 0114:48.5 or so, and yay, for the first time this year, I am able to clearly catch the mis-timesignal, 2 plus 1 pips, ending at 0115:06. Last year it was typically 17 or 18 seconds past, so getting closer, but we`ll see how much it still vary. That accomplished, then I refine the frequency measurement to 11904.99 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN [and non]. 9350, March 27 at 0121, JBA carrier, or more like two of them. HFCC shows IBB in Uighur, 01-02, 200 kW, 60 degrees from Dushanbe; i.e. Radio Free Asia and/or ChiCom jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 26 at 2200, checking perpetual A-season frequency for VOT English to N America, nothing! But cuts on late at *2201:23.5, not with opening newscast but music on 9830.028, typical offset-plus from Emirler. Guess what, AGAIN hit by RTTY which has never encouraged VOT to get off this frequency. The RTTY is dead-on, so tuning LSB vs USB does not diminish it. Music indicates they must have the wrong program feed plugged in, to boot.

9770, March 27 at 0110, music on poor signal; checking for VOT Spanish as now scheduled which was also having transmitter problems yesterday. Now seems to be // 9870, but when I go back to 9770 at 0111, it`s off! Still problematic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Sunday March 26 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.93v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed UT Monday March 27 starting late at 0304 on Area 51 webcast, also audible on WBCQ 5129.8 at 0327. Next repeat at 0330 on WRMI 9955 is only a JBA carrier, but confirmed on webcast. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, March 27 at 0112, the ``Yahwuh`` gospel huxter again on this WRMI, not Biermann nor // Brother Scare. Will have to catch an open or close to ID the program as no schedule is published for this frequency other than `Oldies`` allegedly 24/7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 // 7730, Monday March 27 at 0606, WRMI with a discussion in an echoey venue, and everybody is off-mike! Like someone in the audience recorded it, not intended for professional broadcast. Despite very strong signals, S9+40 on 7730, but usually stronger 5850 fading a bit, it`s mostly unreadable, even adjusting passband for best audio; someone about visiting Thailand; ``I was a Santa Claus at a party``. I give up at 0610. O, it`s the new `Teachers Corner` about EFL as now scheduled this hour and a few other times as I previously pulled from WRMI website. Well, someone needs to teach them how to produce a radio broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 730, March 27 at 0446 UT, unusual to hear something in English rather than Korean or Spanish on 730; talk show with weird subject, guest mentions Archimedes, radio-telemetry, Noah`s Ark, higher dimensions, harmonic transmitters (? I could use some of those!). Looking for // I finally find one on 1170 KFAQ which is running 30 seconds ahead of 730. No SS CCI until something fades up at 0454 UT, and talkshow is C2CAM with George Noory, guest David Sereda, 0457 UT wrapup, apparent music fill, but no ID in QRM by 0500 UT. (Sereda had been a wacko guest numerous times, but not scheduled for 3/26; an old rerun, I suppose.)

My first guess is KDAZ Albuquerque, but not on the C2C affiliate list, just 1600 there. C2CAM website, and NRC AM Log show the *only* 730 affil is: WWTK Lake Placid FL, address in Sebring, which is U4 500/340 watts. Day and night patterns are NNW/SSE, not favorable for here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, March 27 at 1330, Rep. of Yemen Radio (via SAUDI ARABIA?) is fair S7-S9, enough to enjoy some of its music thanks to the civil war (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1550, March 27 at 0441 UT, Spanish, child`s voice, mentions ``mexicana``, peppy music. Having realized nothing logged on 1550 recently, I am paying more attention to it. There are four Mexicans listed, closest being XENU in Nuevo Laredo but only 250 watts night. Have none of those migrated to FM yet? Could be Unitedstatesian, two in FL, two in CA and one in GA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1703 UT March 27

Log Manuel Méndez

 
BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Para, Belém, 0510-0540, 26-03, Brazilian songs. 24322.

4985, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0520-0530, 26-03, Brazilian songs. Very weak and teletype interference. 12321.

COLOMBIA, 5910, Alcaraván Radio, Puerto Lleras, 0525-0540, 26-03, Latin American songs. 24322.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, *0513-0540, 26-03, open with extremely  weak signal, only carrier detected, but at 0525 improving the signal a bit and some songs can be heard with very weak signal. 14321.

GERMANY
6085, Radio Mi Amigo, Kall Krekel, *0658-0720, 26-03, pop music, id. "Radio Mi Amigo", English, comments. 24322.

6150, Europa 24, Dattlen, 0645-0720, 26-03, pop songs, German, id. "Europa 24", comments. 24322.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0520-0550, 26-03, religious songs, English, comments. 14321.

GUINEA, 9650, Radio Guinea, Conakry, 0703*-0730, 26-03, music, id. "Radio Guinée, la radio de tous les Guinéens", "Radio Guinée, Conakry", French, news, comments. 43443.

MALI, 9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, *0801-0815, 26-03, tuning music, French, id. "Içi Radio Mali emettant du Bamako...", comments. 14321.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0522-0545 , 26-03, classic songs, Spanish, comments. 14321.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Lugo

SWLDXBulgaria News March 26-27

GUAM   Reception of AWR KSDA and KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on March 27:
1100-1130 on 12090 SDA 100 kW / 345 deg to FERu Russian Daily KSDA The Voice of Hope
1430-1500 on  9975 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to SoAs English Mo-Sa Trans World Radio Asia
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-awr-ksda-and-ktwr-trans.html

GUAM   A-17 new frequencies of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia eff.from March 26, videos:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/fair-to-weak-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world.html

SECRETLAND(non)    SPL The Global specialist for International Communications on
shortwave and provided to you strong, clear and quality signal around the world.
Summer A17 of End Times Coming Radio Ex-Catholics For Christ via SPL
0230-0300 on  9400 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, instead of
0100-0130 on  9400 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English winter B-16
1801-1831 on 12075 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs English summer A-16
Summer A17 schedule of Brother HySTAIRical TOM via SPL Secretbrod from March 26:
1600-2000 on 11600.4 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, bad frequency choice*
1800-2000 on  6000.0 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, bad frequency choice#
1801-2000 on  9400.0 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs English, strong/clear signal!
* from 1600 on 11600 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish Denge Kurdistan
# 1800-1830 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Ad/Ar/Tu Mon Adygeyan Radio
# 1830-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Mon Adygeyan Radio
# 1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri Adygeyan Radio
# 1900-2000 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun Adygeyan Radio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/summer-17-of-end-times-coming-radio-and.html

THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Sce on March 27
1000-1100 on 17850 UDO 250 kW / 305 deg to N&ME Thai, far to good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-hsk9-radio-thailand-world.html

U.K.(non)   BaBcoCk FEBA Radio in English via Trincomalee on March 26, videos:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/uknon-reception-of-feba-radio-via.html

U.K.(non)   A-17 new frequencies of BaBcoCk relays effective from March 26, videos
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/summer-17-new-frequencies-of-babcock.html

UNKNOWN   Strong unmodulated carrier on March 27
0900-0911 on  9390 probably test of BIB/TAC/UDO:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/strong-unmodulated-carrier-on-9390-khz.html

USA   A17 new frequencies of World Harvest Radio International Angel 2, videos:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/good-signal-of-world-harvest-radio.html


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Mar 27 0452 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 20 - 26 March 2017

Solar activity was very low during through 24 March. However, by 25
March, a region began to develop in the NE quadrant and was numbered
as Region 2644 (N12, L=054, class/area, Dao/050 on 26 March). As
this region grew, it produced multiple B-class flares as well as a
C1/Sf at 27/0000 UTC. No Earth-directed coronal mass ejections were
observed during the period.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
normal to moderate levels on 20-21 March and reached high levels
from 22-26 March. The largest flux of the period was 19,100 pfu
observed at 23/1735 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to G1 (Minor) storm
conditions. The period began under nominal solar wind conditions
with solar wind speed near 310 km/s and total field near 4 nT. This
continued until a co-rotating interactive region (CIR) preceding a
positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) became
geoeffective starting around 21/0027 UTC. Total field increased to a
maximum of 18 nT by 21/0722 UTC while the Bz component deflected
southward to -17 nT at 21/0607 UTC. Solar wind speed began to
increase beginning at 20/2349 UTC and reached a maximum of 755 km/s
22/1513 UTC. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet conditions
on 20 March, quiet to G1 (Minor) storming on 21 March, and unsettled
to G1 (Minor) storming on 22 March. By 23 March, a secondary
increase in total field and solar wind speed was observed. Total
field increased from 2 nT to 10 nT while the solar wind speed
increased from 550 km/s to near 730 km/s. From 24 March through the
end of the period, solar wind conditions gradually returned to
nominal levels. However, late on 26 March, an increase in density
and total field was observed around 2000 UTC followed by a solar
sector boundary crossing into the negative sector suggesting the
onset of a subsequent CIR preceding a negative polarity CH HSS. The
geomagnetic field was at quiet to active conditions on 23 March,
quiet to unsettled levels on 24 March, and quiet levels on 25-26
March.

FORECAST OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 27 MARCH - 22 APRIL 2017

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels with a chance
for isolated C-class flares from Region 2644 during its transit
across the visible disk from 27 March - 04 April.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to be at normal to moderate levels with high levels likely
from 29 March - 11 April and again from 18-22 April due to CH HSS
influence.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active
levels from 27 March - 06 April and 17-19 April with G1 (Minor)
storm levels likely on 27-31 March and 17-18 April. G2 (Moderate)
storm levels are likely on 28-29 March. Heightened activity during
these periods is due to recurrent CH HSS effects. Quiet conditions
are expected for the remainder of the forecast period.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Mar 27 0452 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 2017-03-27
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Mar 27      78          25          5
2017 Mar 28      78          40          6
2017 Mar 29      78          35          6
2017 Mar 30      78          20          5
2017 Mar 31      75          18          5
2017 Apr 01      75          12          4
2017 Apr 02      75           8          3
2017 Apr 03      73          16          4
2017 Apr 04      73          12          4
2017 Apr 05      71          15          4
2017 Apr 06      71          12          3
2017 Apr 07      71           5          2
2017 Apr 08      71           5          2
2017 Apr 09      71           5          2
2017 Apr 10      71           5          2
2017 Apr 11      71           5          2
2017 Apr 12      71           5          2
2017 Apr 13      71           5          2
2017 Apr 14      71           5          2
2017 Apr 15      73           5          2
2017 Apr 16      73           5          2
2017 Apr 17      73          24          5
2017 Apr 18      75          25          5
2017 Apr 19      75          10          3
2017 Apr 20      75           5          2
2017 Apr 21      75           5          2
2017 Apr 22      75           5          2
(SWPC via DXLD)

End Times Coming Radio Ex-Catholics For Christ via SPL from March 26, please check

Summer A17 of End Times Coming Radio Ex-Catholics For Christ via SPL
0230-0300 on  9400 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, instead of
0100-0130 on  9400 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English winter B-16
1801-1831 on 12075 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs English summer A-16


--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation #73

For my hamateur radio and SWL friends around the globe:

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#73 Issued on Monday March 27, 2017 at 1330 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast

Global HF radio wave propagation conditions

are

poor on 17-80 (15-75) meters

and

very poor on 12-10 (11) meters.

HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS:

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-


80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,


40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,


20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,


15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,


12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-


80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,


40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,


20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,


15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,


12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Received RF signal strength scale-

Very Good- +1 over S9  Or Greater
Good- S7-9
Fair- S4-6
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Meter Band Equivalents
Ham & SWL
160->   90
80->     75
60->     60
40->     49, 41
30->     31, 25
20->     22, 19
17->    16, 15
15->    13
12,10-> 11

Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable 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 also 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).

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.

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Solar Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Sunday March 26, 2017-

Solar activity was low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was quiet.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 75.7 77.2 78.0


The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 20.

In 2017 officially there were 27 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately 2 more years,
+/- 1 year, observations daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually early.

Sunspot group #12644 was located near N12E31 with a simple beta magnetic
signature.

There was a newly emerged unofficial as of yet unnumbered sun sunspot group
located near N06W43.


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In 2016 officially there were 32 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0. Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately three more
years, seeing daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually early.

As we move forward towards the next solar minimum between solar cycle #24
and #25 the number of days with a 0 daily SSN will steadily increase.
Eventually every day for many, many, many months will see a 0, the big goose
egg.

In 2008 I fore casted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also fore casted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually non existent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's. It will probably be very difficult to
determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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No earth directed coronal mass ejections (CME) occurred.

No earth directed collapsing magnetic filament eruptions occurred.

The twenty four hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was at
quiet geomagnetic conditions of

2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1.

The Kp geomagnetic indices are-
0-2- quiet
3- unsettled
4- active
5- minor geomagnetic storming
6- moderate
7- strong
8- severe
9- extreme
10- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum planetary A index (Ap) ranged between

6 and 0,

which was at quiet geomagnetic conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The daily averaged background x-ray flux was B4.06.

The daily averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's magnetic field was
-7.81 nT south.

The maximum and minimum Dst ranged between -15 and +8 nT.

The maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

464 and 345 km/s,

There was a very large recurrent transequatorial (geoeffective) directly
earth facing (CH) coronal hole #798 (#792).

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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 © 1988-2017 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.

11.) Rising positive T index number. The T Index tracks with the F2 layer
critical frequency (foF2) and sunspot number (SSN) and indicates the
capability of the F2 layer to refract RF signals.

12.) Galactic cosmic rays decrease to -3 units below zero and trending
towards zero.

13.) Energetic electron flux levels no greater than 2 MeV (2+0).

14. A solar wind speed of less than 300 km/s for several days consecutively.

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IBC - ITALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION - NEW SCHEDULE A17

Gentili ascoltatori,
siamo lieti di comunicare i nuovi orari e frequenze delle nostre trasmissioni a partire da lunedì 27 marzo 2017.
La novità più importante è senz'altro l'introduzione della trasmissione in lingua in Inglese, in seguito alle reiterate richieste di molti ascoltatori stranieri, mentre "IBC DIGITAL" cambia orari e format.
Troverete sotto tutti i dettagli.
Attendiamo i vostri rapporti e le vostre lettere ad ibc@europe.com, mentre vi ricordiamo di visitare il nostro sito www.ibcradio.webs.com per rimanere aggiornati sulla nostra programmazione.
Stiamo inoltre raccogliendo, come richiesto nel corso delle trasmissioni, i vostri feedback sui nostri programmi e su nuove proposte, per potervi fornire un prodotto settimanale sempre più gradito e rispondente alle vostre aspettative; possiamo comunque anticipare che sarà sempre dato più spazio alle rubriche parlate, con la conseguente riduzione dei programmi dedicati alla musica.
Buon ascolto,
Saverio Masetti
TRASMISSIONI IN ITALIANO:
MERCOLEDI' 17-18.30 UTC (19-20.30 ORA LEGALE ITALIANA) 6070 / 1584 KHZ
GIOVEDI'      01-02.30 UTC (03-04.30 ORA LEGALE ITALIANA) 1584 KHZ
SABATO        13-14.00 UTC (15-16.00 ORA LEGALE ITALIANA) 6070 KHZ
 
TRASMISSIONI IN DIGITALE "IBC DIGITAL" - IN MFSK32:
MERCOLEDI' 18.55 UTC  6070 / 1584 KHZ
GIOVEDI'      02.55 UTC  1584 KHZ  
VENERDI'      01.25 UTC  9955 KHZ 
SABATO        01.55 UTC 11580 KHZ 
                     20.25 UTC  1584 KHZ 
DOMENICA    00.55 UTC  7730 KHZ
                     10.55 UTC  6070 KHZ (VIA RADIO BCL NEWS)
 
TRASMISSIONI IN INGLESE:
MERCOLEDI'  18.30-19 UTC  6070 / 1584 KHZ
GIOVEDI'       02.30-03 UTC  1584 KHZ 
VENERDI'      01-01.30 UTC  9955 KHZ 
SABATO        01.30-02 UTC 11580 KHZ 
                     20-20.30 UTC  1584 KHZ 
DOMENICA    00.30-01 UTC  7730 KHZ
                     10.30-11 UTC  6070 KHZ (VIA RADIO BCL NEWS) 
 
IBC - ITALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
mail: ibc@europe.com
FB: @ITALIANBROADCASTINGCORPORATION
TW: @RADIOIBC
 
We are proud to communicate the new schedule effective from 27 March 2017.
Following the requests of many listeners, we introduce a new 30 minutes weekly broadcast in English, to Europe and the Americas; at the end of every English broadcast there will be 5 minutes of "IBC DIGITAL" in MFSK32.
We wait for your reports and feedback to ibc@europe.com; you are also invited to visit our website www.ibcradio.webs.com to be constantly updated on our broadcast.
Good listening,
Saverio Masetti
ENGLISH:
WEDNESDAY  18.30-19 UTC  6070 / 1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
THURSDAY     02.30-03 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
FRIDAY          01-01.30 UTC  9955 KHZ TO CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA
SATURDAY     01.30-02 UTC 11580 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                     20-20.30 UTC  1584 KHZ TO SOUTH EUROPE
SUNDAY        00.30-01 UTC  7730 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                    10.30-11 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE (VIA RADIO BCL NEWS)
 
"IBC DIGITAL" - IN MFSK32:
WEDNESDAY  18.55 UTC  6070 / 1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
THURSDAY     02.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
FRIDAY          01.25 UTC  9955 KHZ TO CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA
SATURDAY     01.55 UTC 11580 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                      20.25 UTC  1584 KHZ TO SOUTH EUROPE
SUNDAY         00.55 UTC  7730 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                      10.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE (VIA RADIO BCL NEWS)
 
ITALIAN TO EUROPE:
WEDNESDAY 17-18.30 UTC 6070/1584 KHZ
THURSDAY    01-02.30 UTC 1584 KHZ
SATURDAY    13-14.00 UTC 6070 KHZ
 
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FB: @ITALIANBROADCASTINGCORPORATION
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SWLDXBulgaria News March 26

CLANDESTINE   A-17 of clandestine broadcasts to Tibet and North Korea via DB/TAC:
Voice of Tibet
1200-1210 on 11508 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1210-1230 on 11503 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1230-1235 on 15517 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1235-1305 on 15523 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1305-1335 on 15522 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1335-1400 on 15517 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
Radio Free North Korea
1200-1300 on 15630 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, same in A-16
National Unity Radio
1200-1500 on 11550 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, same in A-16
Voice of Wilderness
1330-1530 NF  7615 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, ex 7620 A-16
North Korea Reform Radio
1430-1530 on 11570 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, mixing with:
1430-1500 on  9500 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Hindi Wed-Sun FEBA!!
Voice of Martyrs
1530-1700 NF  7510 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Kor/En, ex 7515 A-16
North Korea Reform Radio
2030-2130 on  7585 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, videos later
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/summer-17-of-clandestine-broadcasts-to.html

CUBA/NUMBERS STATION   Reception of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 & Radio Rebelde, March 26:
0555-0650 on 10345 secret / hidden tx ?Bejucal? Spanish Su/Mo/We/Fr Cuban HM01
0655-0750 on  9330 secret / hidden tx ?Bejucal? Spanish Su/Mo/We/Fr Cuban HM01
0605&0635 on  5025 QVC 050 kW / non-dir to Cuba Spanish Daily Radio Rebelde
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-cuban-spy-numbers-hm01.html

KURDISTAN(non)   TDF Denge Kurdistan vs SPL Brother HySTAIRical on March 26:
1400-1404 on 11600.0 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs open carrier, BaBcoCk music &
1404-1600 on 11600.0 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 1300-1700 in A-16
1600-1604 on 11600.0 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs open carrier / dead air and
1604-1900 on 11600.0 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish Denge Kurdistan over
1900-2030 on 11600.0 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish Denge Kurdistan over
1600-2000 on 11600.4 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English Brother HySTAIRical
Summer A-17 schedule of Denge Kurdistan by transmitters
0230-0500 on 11600 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0500-1400 on 11600 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1400-1600 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-1900 on 11600 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1900-2030 on 11600 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/tdf-denge-kurdistan-vs-spl-brother.html

SECRETLAND(non)   BaBcoCk Dimtse Radio Erena on 11965, not 11885 via SPL on March 26
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/good-signal-of-babcock-dimtse-radio_22.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via SPL on March 25
1700-1800 on  9600 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Persian
1700-1715 on 11700 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Dardasha 7
1715-1745 on 11700 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Tue
1715-1800 on 11700 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Mon/Wed/Fri
Summer A-17 of Bible Voice Broadcasting via SPL from March 26:
1700-1800 NF  9400 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Persian, ex 12075 A-16
1700-1715 on 11695 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Dardasha 7
1715-1745 on 11695 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Tue
1715-1800 on 11695 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Mon/Wed/Fri
1801-2000 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Brother HySTAIRical as B-16
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/bible-voice-broadcasting-via-spl-on.html

SOUTH KOREA   Reception of KBS World Radio on 9645&9880 kHz, March 26
1300-1400 on  9645 KIM 100 kW / 319 deg to CeAs Russian, same in A-16
1400-1600 NF  9880*KIM 250 kW / 264 deg to SoAs English, ex 7215 A-16
*strong co-ch 9880 XIA 500 kW / 292 deg to CeAs Russian CRI from 1500
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-kbs-world-radio-on-9645.html


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Agenda DX 27/03/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
WSHB, USA (1989)
Invicta Supergold, Gran Bretagna 603-1242 Khz (1989)
South Coast R., Gran Bretagna 945 Khz (1989)
Radio Tùren, Venezuela 1410 Khz (1965)

domenica 26 marzo 2017

1600UTC, March 26: Denge Kurdistan on 11600 kHz via TDF vs Brother HySTAIRical on 11600,4 via SPL

KURDISTAN(non)   Denge Kurdistan via TDF vs Brother HySTAIRical SPL on March 26
1400-1404 on 11600.0 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs open carrier, BaBcoCk music &
1404-1600 on 11600.0 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 1300-1700 in A-16
1600-1604 on 11600.0 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs open carrier / dead air and
1604-1830 on 11600.0 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish Denge Kurdistan over
1600-1900 on 11600.4 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English Brother HySTAIRical


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Glenn Hauser logs March 26, 2017


** AUSTRALIA. 9720, March 26 at 1325, gospel huxtress in English, outro plugging http://samanthalandy.com and a P O Box in St George UT. Nothing on her homepage about radio broadcasts, but this is now Reach Beyond, per HFCC, A-17 in English at 1300-1435, 100 kW, 305 degrees from KNX; evidently replacing the 1400-1435 on 11980 which is no longer listed, but until yesterday put a good signal into here. Will there still be a tune-up medley at 1400-1405, or now at 1300-1305? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** AUSTRALIA [non]. 9580, March 26 at 1305 check and later, no signal from WRMI as now HFCC-registered at 09-21 UT; nor does it show on the WRMI grid, now dated effective March 26, with 6855 still running 24 hours. Without any explanation from Jeff, we assume the 9580 entry is to block some other station from taking over Radio Australia`s legacy frequency, or we hope, the possibility that WRMI might eventually start a relay of RA, which we suggested as soon as RA self-destructed at the end of January. Watch that space. See also USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, March 26 at 1315, Radio Martí is VG S9+20 with no jamming audible, while the wall of noise remains on 13820. It`s the same old pattern for RM: 13605 in A-seasons, 13820 in B-seasons, but the DentroCuban Jamming Command never anticipates this, but will likely glom on to 13605 before too much longer. Also at 1332 March 26, jamming is still on 7435, while RM is now on 7405. At 1432, both RM and jamming are on 11930. 

HFCC A-17 shows this schedule for IBB in Spanish from Greenville B, i.e. Radio Martí:
00-12 6030, 12-14 7405, 14-24 11930
00-03 7365, 03-05 7435, 05-07 7365, 07-10 5980, 10-13 9805, 
13-20 13605, 20-24 9565 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 12005, March 26 at 1319, song at S7. This is now Radio Farda, 300 kW due east from Woofferton UK at 13-18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11705, March 26 at 1317, NHK World is VG in Indonesian. HFCC shows it`s 100 kW due west from PALAU at 1315-1400. But here we are far to the northeast. Should be just as good for the 1400-1430 English broadcast on same parameters, unchecked yet (while // 11935 Tashkent is NG for us.) BTW, HFCC has triplicate 11705 registrations for both, one each by FCC, BaBcoCk, and NHK itself. That should cover it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAKISTAN [and non]. 9835, March 26 at 1324, music presumably from MALAYSIA, but there is a second weak signal QRMing underneath. Could it be R. Pakistan? If we were to believe A-17 HFCC, it`s ONLY PAK on 9835 at 1045-1330 in Hindi, Gujrati, Sinhala and Tamil, as Malaysia doesn`t bother to register its frequencies, despite KL hosting a future HFCC meeting! At least they have some SW on the air, unlike Jordan for the latest HFCC. But our best info is that PBC does not have any usable active SW transmitters, altho they are supposedly trying to get them going, proudly displaying a full imaginary A-17 schedule on website as well as in HFCC. At 1540 UT March 26, longtime R. Pakistan monitor Noel Green in England says, ``And re PAK - there is no trace of them on air today as was to be expected`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A [non]. 12035, March 26 at 1320, weak talk around S3. Now registered is IBB in Pashto via THAILAND, 250 kW, 305 degrees from Udorn at 13-15; no more Turkey in English, presumably the JBA carrier on 15450 now ending circa 1320.

12045, March 26 at 1320, VOA Korean weak, and still at 1433, with no ACI from WEWN 12050 which hasn`t built up to daytime blasting yet. VOA here is 250 kW, 333 degrees from TINIAN at 1300-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, Sunday March 26 at 1305, WRMI-5 is still on with Japanese-accented Mississippian Mieko Namihira `Living the Bible`, and // 9955. A-17 HFCC has an alternative registration to 6855 for the 09-21 UT span, on 9580, but nothing there yet; see AUSTRALIA. And 6855 supposedly at 21-09 only, but curtailment not yet implemented. If 9580 were to activate with same programming as 6855 has had in the mornings, it would be // 9955 at 12-14, rather pointless.

There seems to be no significant change in WRMI frequency usage from B-16 to A-17, except on 13m: 21525 replacing 21675. Circa 14 UT March 26, I cannot detect either, but finally a JBA carrier on 21525 at 1600. That`s for the Radio Africa service which is ``excited`` about the frequency change, why? There is no need for it at all in the wide-open 13m band, altho it is less than 1% lower, a very slight edge vs the MUF struggling to reach 22 MHz; 21525 anyway is a legacy WYFR channel which WRMI might as well honor in this way. At 1400 all I can get on 13m is a JBA carrier on 21505 which would be Saudi Arabia at 12-15.

BTW, HFCC shows another WOOB, 6875 again registered for WWCR-1 at 21-02 but their own website does not, still 15825/6115/3215 at least thru Mayend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, March 26 at 1320, no signal yet from R. Católica Mundial, but WEWN is still S9+10 on 5810. A-17 schedule shows 14-24 on 12050, 00-14 on 5810. 12050 is on at 1433, but fortunately not strong enough yet to blast even 12045 with spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT March 26

Shortwaveservice.com

According to a german language email received today from Christian Melling (shortwaveservice.com) the station will broadcast Radio Tirana's german service mondays through saturdays from 1930-2000 UTC (2130-2200 CEST/MESZ) on 3985 and 6005 kHz. So the first broadcast will be on Monday, March 27 at 1930 UTC.

Shortwaveservice intends to broadcast in A2017 as follows:
3985 kHz/1 kW/Kall - 1600-0700 UTC
6005 kHz/1 kW/Kall - 0700-2000 UTC
6085 kHz/1 kW/Kall - 0700-1700 UTC
7310 kHz/1 kW/Kall - 0600-1600 UTC and
15560 kHz - 1000-1200 & 1500-1700 UTC (only April 8 till 27, 2017).
No power and location given for 15560 kHz.


On 6085 kHz Radio Mi Amigo is broadcast from 0700-1700 UTC.

The schedule for the broadcasts on 15560 kHz is:
0959 UTC - sign-on
1000 UTC - "Radio der Dokumenta 14 (Every Time A Ear Di Soun)"
12 UTC - sign-off
1459 UTC - sign-on
1500 UTC - "Radio der Dokumenta 14 (Every Time A Ear Di Soun)"
1700 UTC - sign-off

During the Easter weekend Shortwaveservice is planning to broadcast a special programme in English called "Bye, Bye Sitkunai" talking about Sitkunai's history from its beginning in the 1920s, the Soviet occupation (acc. to the email => "sowjetische Besatzung") to the present. He didn't gave any details when it will be broadcast.

(Manfred Reiff via dxld yg)