lunedì 11 dicembre 2017

Agenda DX 11/12/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Caracas 7-50, Venezuela 750 Khz (1930)
Radio Nacional, Bolivia 1390 Khz (1929)

domenica 10 dicembre 2017

Glenn Hauser logs December 9-10, 201

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Dec 10 at 0205, Caribbean Beacon is gone again even from night frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 10 at 0549, JBA carrier from WRMI, not enough to tell whether with Radio Biafra. Zero signal on // 7240 via France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 680, Dec 10 at 0700 UT, ``680 CJOB, Your News Station``, then news from Canadian Press starting with carbon monoxide in BC, and an ABC correspondent in Alabama. Dominant on my east-west longwire, even tho from the north. All 50 kW supposed to head NNE from Winnipeg at night, and most of it in daytime. And is CJOB really in $tereo as in NRC AM Log? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 5025, UT Sunday December 10 at 0148, R. Rebelde is OFF, but there is a JBA carrier on 5025.007, Perú? Q.v. Or maybe RR exciter. By 0201 it`s back on full strength with rock song in English, ``Tonight We All Unite``, and more in English; what`s with that? Perceptibly // vs QRM on 1180, 1620, 710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Dec 10 at 0548, can`t pull a JBA carrier from R. Kiribati, but I can get one at 0655. 24 hours earlier I could not hear it at all, but so marginal at best that I did not conclude it was off. However, concerning UT Dec 9, these reports in IRCA:

``Since I've been trying to hear Kiribati on 846 over the past couple of weeks I've always had a good carrier from 0530ish until when it goes off at variable times around 1000 UT. Last night I didn't hear a trace of it all night. Conditions wouldn't seemed to have changed enough to account for that, so was it perhaps off the air? I'm curious if anyone heard them on last night. 73, Nigel Pimblett, Dunmore, AB``

``The NZ Radio DX League's Bryan Clark located ~100 km north of Auckland asks the same question? He had been registering Kiribati's tx slightly offset to the low side of 846, along with someone exactly on 846.00 -- which he presumed to be Newstalk ZB from Masterton/Waingawa down near Wellington. His evening/NZ date 9 Dec or early hours of UT/9 Dec, only the exact 846.00 was showing, leading him to surmise Kiribati was not on air. Theo Donnelly``.

No reports yet of whether they were hearing it again on UT Dec 10  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Dec 10 at 0211, S9 music, jazz piano, a few more tunes until 0219 Wolverine Radio ID as expected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5025.007, Dec 10 at 0148, R. Rebelde is surprisngly off, but there is a JBA carrier here. Is it R. Quillabamba? IIRC it used to be slightly on the lo side; if not, maybe the Rebelde exciter. By 0201, RR is back on, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9335, Dec 9 at 2230, Yankee Doodle VP but audible, more so than 9330 WBCQ which I am trying to hear with zero success. VOA is closing a semihour in Cambodian due west from Tinang (and to resume at 2330 with a semihour in Myanmarianese) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1907 monitoring: ``Dear Glenn, How are you? I hope very well in this final  of autumn. Here is my audio report of World Of Radio 1907 on SW for B17 period. Hamburgher Lokal Radio, Goehren 6190 kHz - December 9, 2017, 0730-0759 UT in English, SINPO 25532. My listener details are: Nino Marabello, Treviso, Italy, e-mail yacht02003(at)yahoo.it Receiver: SONY ICF-SW7600G; Antenna: VHF outdoor horizontal 090ï¿œ. [degrees?] I have heard all program World Of Radio 1907 by Glenn Hauser via HLR-Germany. I have attached an audio report of 287 kB in WMA format. 73 from Treviso, Italy, N. Marabello, http://acquamarina.blogspot.com``

Alan Gale, England, reports: ``Nothing on 7265 again today --- Hi Glenn, Nothing heard of HLR on 7265 kHz this afternoon [1531 UT Sat], even the Indian station [CRI East Turkistan] seemed weaker than usual. I can't work out if it is just propagation or if they're off air; they're usually at least audible here, even if they're very weak. I'll try and catch your programme on WRMI or WBCQ instead. Alan``

NOT confirmed, Sat Dec 9 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: NO signal detectable, as I had hoped on the one day per week when scheduled two hours earlier. (Neighbors: 9265 WINB S9+5; 9350 WWCRBS S9+50; 9370 WWRBS S9+30; 9395 WRMI S9+20).

Confirmed, Sat Dec 9 after 2300 on WRMI 11580, fair. By repeat at 0200 UT Sun Dec 9, 11580 has faded to a JBA carrier.

Confirmed, UT Sunday Dec 10 at 0429 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, S9+30, at the Shiokaze sked by Ivo, about 14 minutes in so started close to nominal 0415. Next:
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1908?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 10 at 0147, WTWW-2 with Xmasmx, ``Merry Little Xmas``; more past 0204 and no `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` by 0207; while WTWW-1 continues to be AWOL now from 9475 and 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1250, Dec 9 at 1850 UT, good signal in Spanish, obviously KYYS, Kansas City KS, La Equis, La Súper Estación, which makes it here only on skywave, 25 kW with major lobe to the WSW while we are SW of it. 

I`m at the kite field in north-central Enid, away from power lines, but too close to 1390 & 960, undertaking a low-noon bandscan on the caradio, as local mean noon here is always 1832 UT. Nothing much on low band, not even 670 KLTT Denver, which normally barely reaches on groundwave. But lots of skywave CCI above 1100, e.g. 1130, presumably KS & LA. Further:

1270, Dec 9 at 1850 UT, Spanish also atop this frequency, i.e. KFLC, Benbrook (The Metroplex) TX which is now ESPN Deportes, updating the NRC AM Log. 50 kW almost ND, with groundwave just beyond Norman per radio-locator. Totally overcoming Tulsa/Claremore which is our normal daytime groundwave occupant. Benbrook? A 21K suburb, SW side of Fort Worth, now with a claim to fame; but radio-locator site pin is on the east side of FW. 1270 was the original KFJZ.

1540, Dec 9 at 1853 UT, KXEL Waterloo IA is skywaving in, with oldtime radio, drama also plugging the DAV. 1857 UT it`s `Classic Radio Theater` from USA Radio Network, fades for ID around hourtop, but matches KXEL sked for Sat: 
``Noon-1:00 p.m. KXEL Classic Radio Matinee``
And KXEL IDs in passing at 1907 UT.

1560, Dec 9 at 1856 UT, gospel huxter in English atop sports from OKC, 1858 UT fading. I would have guessed KKAA Aberdeen SD, but it is supposedly off the air pending new owner, ex-Family Radio. Surely instead closer 10 kW ND, KLNG Council Bluffs IA. Also getting ``The Zone`` on 1620 from Omaha at 1855 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1705 UT December 10

Stations heard in Lugo and Reinante last days


COLOMBIA, 5910.3, Alcaravan Radio, 0810-0835, 09-12, Latin American songs. Extremely weak, best on LSB. 15321.
Also 0755-0812, 10-12, Latin American songs, Extremely weak. 15321.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1812-1850, 05-12, French,comments, id. “Radio Congo”, African and other songs. 23322.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0540-0610, 09-12, Brazilian songs. 25332.

9564.9, Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 0935-0948, 09-12, Portuguese, religious comments. 24322.

9629.95, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 0750-0808, 09-12, Portuguese, religious comments, id. “Radio Aparecida”. 14321.

11734.95, Radio Transmundial, Santa María, 1635-1657, 09-12, Portuguese, religious comments and songs, id. “Transmundial”. 24322.

11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0902-0925, 09-12, Portuguese, news, weather, “20 grados en Goiania”, “O Mundo em sua Casa”. 24322.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, 0547-0612, 09-12, Extremely weak, only carrier detected today.

GERMANY
6085, Radio Mi Amigo, Kall Krekel, *0757-0820, 06-12, pop songs, English, id. “Radio Mi Amigo International” “Mi Amigo”, comments. 25332.

6150, Radio Marabu, Dattlen, 0805-0818, 06-12, pop songs in English. 15321.

6180, Deutscher Wetterdiest, Pinneberg, 0618-0623, 10-12, German, weather report. // 5905. 35433.

6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Gohren, 0740-0750, 09-12, Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. Very weak. 15321.

ITALY, 7720 USB, Marconi Radio International, 1440-1604, 09-12, pop songs, English, Italian, comments, radio news. Very weak, barely audible. 15321.

INDIA
4800, AIR, Hyderabad, 1730-1733, 06-12, English, news. Strong interference from China on the same frequency. 11321.

4810, AIR, Bhopal, 1731-1734, 06-12, English, news. Interference from Armenia on the same frequency. 12321.

4950, Radio Kashimir, Srinagar, 1715-1723, 06-12, Hindi songs. 15321.

5010, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram, 1731-1740*, 05-12, English, news, Vernacular, comments. 25432.

5040, AIR, Jaipore, 1720-1734, 06-12, Hindi songs, at 1730 id. and news in English. 15321.

MALI, 9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, *0759-0810, 09-12, tuning music, id. in French, comments. 14321.

TANZANIA, 11735, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 1800-1810, 12-05,  time signals, id. “Zanzibar Broadcasting Broadcasting Corporation, the news”, news in English, 1809, Vernacular. Very weak today. 14321.


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Lugo
Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #344

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#344 Issued Sunday December 10, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSSN) were 71.6 71.1 71.0.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

It was the 2nd day in a row with daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

In 2017 there had been 94 days with a 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 0 0 1 1 1 1 0.
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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 10, 2017- improving

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 11, 2017- steady state

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- very good at night and poor to fair at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- very good at night and fair at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- very poor at night and good at day,

21000-21850 kHz- very poor at night and fair to good at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- very poor at night and fair at day,

28000-29700 kHz- very poor at night and poor at day.

Excellent- S9+10 or >
Very Good- S9 +1-9
Good- S8-9
Fair- S4-7
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

During the northern hemisphere winter season the higher HF bands of 10-20 meters (11-19 meters) close sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher than in the southern hemisphere as the F layer of the ionosphere is lower in height and more concentrated.

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300- fair at night and poor at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- fair at night and fair at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168, kHz-

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

21000-21850 kHz- poor at night and fair at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- poor at night and poor at day,

28000-29700 kHz- very poor at night and poor at day.

Excellent- S9+10 or >
Very Good- S9 +1-9
Good- S8-9
Fair- S4-7
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Keep in mind that almost daily during the southern hemisphere summer season you will find that the 10 (11) meter bands 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).


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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.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP, 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 around on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if and when necessary.

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.

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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).

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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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.

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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 © 1988-2017 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. 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.

Ascolti AM Treviso 10 dicembre

6070  10/12 1000 Radio DARC, AUT-Moosbrunn Px Dx D 45555
9610  10/12 1003 AWR Europe/RVS, Nauen Px "Obiettivo DX" It 55545
9765  10/12 1027 R. New Zealand Inter., Rangitaiki Mx E 25522
9930  10/12 1224 WHRI Radio, PLW-Palau Medor Px rel. E 35543
11580 10/12 1225 Brother Stair, via WRMI-Okeechobee Px rel. E 25522
11610 10/12 1228 R. New Zealand Inter., Rangitaiki  Px E 35533
12095 10/12 1229 FEBC Manila, Bocau Px MIE 35544
15795 10/12 1235 WWCR 1 Nashville, TN Nashville Px rel. E 35533
17580 10/12 1237 Radio Habana Cuba, Bauta Px Es 24522


73 da N. Marabello
QTH  Treviso, Italia
RX:  SONY ICF SW7600G
Ant.: esterna VHF azimuth 090

Log Roberto Pavanello

918 7/12 ERTU - Bawti Arabo Corano suff.
1026 6/12 17.55 R. Jaen - SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
1125 4/12 17.55 Vivacite’ - Bruxelles FF ID e MX suff.
1233 5/12 18.00 R. Dechovka - Predboj Ceco MX buono
1278 6/12 23.30 IRIB - Kermanshah Farsi MX suff.
1350 10/12 00.40 R. Buenos Aires SS predica suff.
1458 9/12 13.30 Lyca R. - London EE talk buono
1503 4/12 18.10 R.N.E. R.5 - La Linea SS NX reg. Andalucia buono
1548 9/12 13.35 Gold - London EE ID e MX buono
3915 9/12 23.45 BBC - Singapore EE NX buono
4885 9/12 04.15 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP MX buono
5910 9/12 04.20 R. Alcaravan - Puerto Llearas SS MX buono
6070 9/12 13.15 IBC - IT DX NX buono
6185 9/12 04.25 R. Educacion - Mexico D.F. SS NX suff.
6205 9/12 13.25 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
6235 10/12 09.30 R. Waves Int. - EE ID e MX buono
6245 9/12 13.20 Coast FM - EE ID e MX buono
6305 10/12 09.55 R. Merlin Int. - EE ID e MXbuono
9610 10/12 10.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglioneottimo
9665 4/12 21.10 Voz Missionaria - Camboriu PP Voz do Brasil buono
9675 4/12 21.15 R. Cancao Nova - Cachoeira Paulista PP Voz do Brasil suff.
9725 4/12 21.20 R. Evangelizar - Curitiba PP Voz do Brasil suff.
11580 5/12 11.00 WRMI - Miami EE predica buono
12095 5/12 11.05 FEBC - Pasig City Hmong talk buono
15575 5/12 11.15 Reach Beyond - Kilsyth EE ID buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vrcelli / Italia

Studio DX 754 - 10/12/2017

Obiettivo DX 754 - 10/12/17

Agenda DX 10/12/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
WNPT, Alabama 1180 Khz (1951)
Radio Cenit Guayaquil, Ecuador 4772 Khz (1941)
Radio 5 Ciudad Real, Spagna 1305 Khz (1934)
WDRC, Connecticut 1360 Khz (1922)

sabato 9 dicembre 2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, December 9

AUSTRALIA   Reception of Reach Beyond Australia on Dec.9
1145-1200 on 11915*KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun
* co-ch same 11915 PAO 250 kW / 205 deg to SEAs Chinese R.Taiwan Int
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-reach-beyond-australia-on.html

AUSTRALIA   Additional broadcasts of Reach Beyond Australia (not TWR pxs), Dec.9:
1330-1500 on 12040 KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to SoAs Hindi/Bangla/Urdu/English and etc
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/additional-broadcasts-of-reach-beyond.html

BELGIUM(non)   BRB Radio Voice of Amara via TDF Issoudun on Dec.9:
1700-1800 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Mon/Wed/Sat
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-brb-radio-voice-of-amara.html

GERMANY   Reception of Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, Dec.9
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/reception-of-evangelische-missions_9.html

GERMANY   Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR Nauen, Dec.9:
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-missionswerk_9.html

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle Bundesliga via MBR Issoudun on Dec.9
1425-1630 on 15195 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, good/weak
1425-1630 on 17840 ISS 500 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/deutsche-welle-bundesliga-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Moosbrunn, Dec.9
1530-1600 on 11900 MOS 100 kW / 095 deg to CeAs Russian Sat
1600-1630 on 11900 MOS 100 kW / 095 deg to CeAs Chechen Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-hcjb-voice-of-andes-via_9.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun, Dec.9
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_9.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Itahuka via MBR Talata Volonondry on Dec.9
1800-1900 on 15420 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to CeAf Kirundi Sat, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-itahuka-via-mbr.html

GUAM   Fair to good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Dec.9:
1128-1158 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 350 deg to EaAs Japanese/English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-to-good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world_9.html

GUAM   Good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Dec.9:
1230-1300 on 11695 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_9.html

GUAM   Very good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, Dec.9
1317-1346 on  7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/very-good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world.html

INDONESIA   Reception of Voice of Indonesia on "new" QRG 9526 kHz on Dec.9:
1300-1400 NF  9526 JAK 250 kW / 010 deg to EaAs English, fair/good, ex 9525
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-voice-of-indonesia-on-new.html

OMAN   Strong signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman on Dec.9
1402&1408 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/strong-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via BaBcoCk Tashkent, Dec.9
1400-1415 on  6260 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs English Sat, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_9.html

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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 - 09/12/2017

Tibet and Radio Free Asia


** TIBET [and non]. Glenn: I don't have a date for this subcommittee hearing, but I believe it to be very recent. -mc

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Radio Free Asia

  The House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific issued
  the following testimony by Tenzin Tethong, director of the Tibetan
  Service at Radio Free Asia, at a hearing entitled "U.S. Policy Toward
  Tibet: Access, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights":

  "First, I would like to thank Representatives Ted Yoho and Brad Sherman
  for this opportunity to testify today at this hearing on "U.S. Policy
  Toward Tibet: Access Religious Freedom, and Human Rights." As Director
  of the Tibetan Service at Radio Free Asia, I would like to focus my
  comments on the challenges we face as a news organization of getting
  news from the region and fulfilling our congressionally mandated
  mission of bringing this news to the Tibetan people. It's extremely
  difficult for any of our journalists to have normal access to Tibet,
  which ranks among the world's worst media environments after North
  Korea. Nevertheless, many of them maintain various levels of contact
  with vast networks of trusted sources inside who can provide tips,
  leads, images, video, and confirmation of events.

  "Radio Free Asia's Tibetan Service has had to double its efforts to
  meet the increasing challenges of bringing the Tibetan people reliable,
  timely news and information. During President Xi Jinping's tenure,
  China has grown even more strident in enforcing a comprehensive
  censorship and propaganda operation in Tibet. These tactics are
  designed to keep the Tibetans in the dark as Beijing has stepped up its
  suppression of Tibetan identity and religious freedom, continued to
  seize land and mineral wealth from Tibetan-populated areas in China,
  and increased its attacks on Tibetan cultural heritage by demolishing
  holy sites and demonizing the Tibetan people's spiritual leader, the
  Dalai Lama.

  "On any given day, people in Tibet may wake up without access to the
  Internet and unable to make a phone call because authorities have shut
  down all communications. Tibetans can find themselves stopped and
  searched randomly at roadside security checkpoints, their phones and
  electronic devices confiscated to be probed for sensitive images, like
  those of the Dalai Lama. Nuns and monks from nearby monasteries may be
  rounded up by police to be detained or warned about the use of social
  media. And entire families may be taken into custody under suspicion
  that one individual, or a close relative, has communicated with foreign
  media or NGOs.

  "Beijing has always kept a tight lid on Tibet, mostly to conceal the
  extent of its abuses stemming from its policies in the region. In 2008
  an uprising in Lhasa spread throughout all Tibetan regions within
  China, culminating in the last protests leading up to the Beijing
  Olympics. In recent years, there has been a new form of protest by way
  of self-immolations against Beijing's rule. Last week, RFA reported the
  151st self-immolation protest since the current wave began in 2009. It
  was carried out by a 63-year-old monk from Kardze who called out for
  freedom in Tibet before he set himself aflame. These self-immolation
  protests have explicitly called for greater freedom for the Tibetan
  people and the swift return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. They represent
  the deep frustrations and yearnings of the Tibetan people. But each
  time such a protest takes place, authorities intensify efforts to clamp
  down on the sharing of information. Entire prefectures and regions can
  be plunged into communications darkness in the wake of such protests as
  messaging apps like WeChat are shut down, along with the Internet and
  phone lines.

  "Virtually all expressions of Tibetan identity - including the practice
  of religion and the teaching of the Tibetan language -- online and on
  social media are filtered, monitored or outright censored. Those who
  are considered to have violated what's deemed necessary by authorities
  to preserve stability often suffer severe consequences such as jailing
  and torture. Facebook and YouTube are blocked, and Chinese telecoms
  that control Chinese Internet access have been ordered by the state to
  ban the use of VPNs - removing nearly any possibility for Tibetans to
  access sensitive content on outside social media and websites. China's
  vast system of Internet filters and blocks, known collectively as "The
  Great Firewall," is tightly enforced in the Tibetan regions - where all
  online access and the Internet can be shut down at any given moment.
  Chinese state-sponsored hackers target the Tibetan diaspora and
  organizations outside China, using malware attacks to shut down
   overseas servers and IT infrastructure.

  "Weibo and WeChat, the dominant social media platforms in China, are
  heavily monitored and restricted. Tibetans who use WeChat to keep in
  touch with family and friends, but also to discuss sensitive topics in
  created groups, risk harassment and jail. RFA recently reported how
  Chinese authorities have begun to infiltrate these groups to monitor
  and crack down on individuals. This was especially evident in the
  lead-up to the recent 19th Party Congress. Authorities ramped up
  efforts to police WeChat and warn Tibetan monastery heads about the
  severe consequences their entire establishments would face if monks and
  nuns shared or discussed content deemed sensitive. These measures
   follow on authorities tearing down satellite dishes on Tibetan homes in
   Qinghai and Sichuan to prevent access to RFA and VOA radio
   transmissions.

  "Chinese authorities have also severely limited access to foreign media
  sending correspondents to the Tibetan regions, despite assurances in
  2015 that this could happen. The few correspondents who obtain
  permission are allowed to visit only under the condition of being under
  the constant supervision of state security handlers - making the
   region, in one Washington Post reporter's estimation, as cut off to
  foreign outlets as North Korea.

  "Chinese authorities also bring the heavy hand of law enforcement down
  on any Tibetan caught sharing information of events inside the Tibetan
  regions with foreign outlets. And their far-reaching efforts to stop
  the free flow of information extend well beyond the borders of China.
  Authorities harass Tibet-based families of reporters and stringers
  working for Radio Free Asia in Washington, D.C., as well as in Nepal
  and India. Chinese authorities even target Tibetans using WeChat and
  WhatsApp in the United States. A Tibetan-American in New York, a
   regular listener to RFA who re-sends our programs out over social
  media, was somehow identified by Chinese security authorities.
  Authorities tracked down his family in Tibet, interrogating and
  threatening them with retribution.

  "While Chinese journalists travel and work freely in the United States,
  no RFA Tibetan reporter can obtain a journalist's visa to enter Tibet.
  Even when applying for visas to visit family, RFA Tibetan reporters are
  subjected to extensive questioning by Chinese embassy officials, while
  parallel inquiries are made of family members back home by local
  authorities. Such a process can go on indefinitely, and, more often
  than not, results in a denial. Two months ago, one of our reporters was
  granted permission to visit his ailing brother after weeks of pleading
  for a visa, and was finally able to visit and spend the last few days
  with his brother before he passed away. Another reporter, who had not
  met his family members for 10 years, had to rendezvous in Hong Kong
  because he was repeatedly denied a visa to visit home. Yet another, who
  wanted to visit with relatives in China on a 72-hour,
   non-visa-requirement transit privilege accorded to all U.S. passport
   holders, was denied entry in August because he was identified as a
   Tibetan.

  "Beijing has recently directed increased resources to build up its
  state-sponsored Tibetan language media operations on radio, online, and
  TV, which offers audiences almost solely entertainment programming
   punctuated with propaganda-driven news updates serving the CCP's
  narrative. All the while, they continue to try to deny access to RFA's
  programming on radio and online by jamming shortwave signals and
  blocking access to RFA's Tibetan news website.

  "Despite these efforts, or maybe because of them, Radio Free Asia has
  earned the trust of many Tibetans inside China, who are essential to
  the effectiveness of RFA's journalism. These networks of cultivated
  inside sources enable the Tibetan Service to break news about events
  that would otherwise be ignored by or censored by China's state
   controlled media. RFA was the first to report on the accelerated
   destruction of Larung Gar, and broke the news about the vast majority
  of recent self-immolations. The Tibetan Service has also provided
  exclusive coverage on China's exploitation of mineral wealth and mining
  operations in the region, which have prompted large-scale protests. In
  reporting these developments in Tibet through the years, we have become
  a reliable conduit for citizen-journalists in Tibet who are keen to
  inform the rest of the world of what is happening in their country.

  "The erosion of religious rights and freedoms in Tibet may be best
  illustrated by the accelerated demolition and crackdown on Larung Gar
  this year. Larung Gar is one of the most prominent and vibrant Tibetan
  Buddhist learning centers with monks and nuns from all over the
  country. We reported the forced expulsions and the extensive demolition
  of living quarters by the authorities, and how any monk or nun not
  officially certified as local was immediately expelled. We were able to
  cover these developments at Larung Gar because many of its residents
  sent us reports, photos, and video. Similarly, the year before, local
  activists in eastern Tibet informed us of mining activities in their
  region that was causing extensive environmental damage. When the mining
  was finally halted, the local Tibetans informed us that it was outside
  attention, especially the steady reporting by RFA, which had forced
  Chinese authorities to acknowledge the environmental damage and put an
  end to the mining.

  "Trust is a two-way street for RFA with both our sources and audiences.
  We recently learned that a monk who was among our sources at Larung Gar
  was expelled from the center under suspicion of helping us. He told us
  that though he was devastated, he had no regrets. People are prepared
  and willing to take such great risks to inform RFA, so we can in turn
  inform the Tibetan people. Such feedback reaffirms the importance of
  our mission. As one Tibetan listener inside China recently said, "RFA
  broadcasts clearly about the conditions inside Tibet and where His
  Holiness the Dalai Lama is going to visit and what he is doing. Because
  they broadcast such true information, I strongly trust it." RFA strives
  to keep earning that trust and keep connecting the Tibetan people with
  the truth." (via Mike Cooper, DXLD)

Glenn Hauser logs December 8-9, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Dec 9 at 1511, no signal from CB. Without continuous longer monitoring, we`ll not know whether it cut on and off briefly & unpredictably (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 8 during the 19-20 hour, no signal from WRMI with R. Biafra. From now on I`ll not bother to reconfirm absence, unless/until it reappear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4985, Dec 9 at 0056, music in clear, no RTTY, no doubt R. Brasil Central, so I quickly compare to 11815 which is weaker. By the time I get back to 4985, S9+25 of RTTY has blasted on, totally blocking RBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Dec 8 at 2157, RNA is good in Brazuguese, 2159 outro for `Voz do Brasil` show, starts another announcement, no ID, and cut off the air at 2200* as I expected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910+, Dec 9 at 0107, het between Romania and Alcaraván, about equal levels, which means RRI is relatively weak for 300 kW aimed at us from Tsiganeshti (just watch, some editors will respell it to Tiganesti without the essential diacriticals, for which I am compensating by fonetik rendering, as if I had made a mistake) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Dec 8 at 2200, RHC frequency announcement in typical  Soviet-style reverse disorder: 15370, 13740, 11760, 9535, 9640, 5040; and FM 102.5 Habana, 103.1 Artemisa etc., 91.7 Isla Juventud, 89.1 Cienfuegos, all 24 horas. 

This contradicts info from RadioCuba reported by Jim Thomas, of WTFDA FM Database, and in DXLD 17-48: ``Relays for Radio Habana Cuba - 102.5 moved to 97.1 CMBN-1 Sierra Caballos IJ, 300 watts 33 meters``. Early on, there was confusion whether this was 97.1 or 91.7, but 102.5 is/was the frequency for Habana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 5960, Dec 9 at 0333, wild wailing and drumming, what`s it? O, Japanese talk follows, from NHK, 0300-0500 to Mexico/Central America/Caribbean, 500 kW, 290 degrees from Issoudun, FRANCE. This bihour presents some interesting music, close enough to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7430, Dec 9 at 1349, RNZI reactivated with music, good if tuned in LSB to avoid Cuban radio war on 7435. Was missing yesterday. Adrian Sainsbury replied to my inquiry: ``No we have not moved. Tx had a fault so no broadcast. Sent from my iPhone`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Dec 9 at 0048, very poor, but instantly recognizable the patrician tones of FDR, Pearl Harbor speech. Again at 0114 check when he is mentioning island after island the Japanese have attacked. HFU has a couple of reports during this span, but many more during the original WFDR rebroadcast the night before = Dec 7 local:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,39151.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11745, Dec 9 at 1510, chanting and drumming from military station Al Azm Radio; about one S-unit better, S9-S6, than Yemeni service on 11860, S8-S5 with talk. Original sked of 07-17 UT had expanded by Dec 4 as Ivo Ivanov reported:

``Al-Azm Radio on 11745 before 0700 & after 1700, Dec 4
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/al-azm-radio-on-11745-before-0700ut.html
0613&0653 11745 JED or RIY tx ??? kW  N/ME Arabic, extended from ??
0700-1700 11745 JED or RIY tx ??? kW N/ME Arabic as scheduled B-17
from 1700 11745 JED or RIY tx ??? kW N/ME Arabic, extended till ??``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1907 monitoring: not confirmed UT Saturday December 9 at 0046 the 0030 broadcast on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: NO signal audible; neighbors: 9265 WINB VP S4 vs S3 band noise level; 9370 WWRBS S9+20; 9395 WRMIBS S9-S7. Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria confirms the next airing:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR 6190-CUSB, Dec 9
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr.html
0731-0800 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak``

Not confirmed the next HLR broadcast, Sat Dec 9 1531 on 7265-CUSB. Via UTwente SDR, I can hear nothing but CRI with S Asian music and talk from EAST TURKISTAN site (also had it direct with JBA carrier at 1515). Nor anything audible during 1557-1600 UT CRI pause before blasts back on in Russian. Next:
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1908?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490-, Dec 9 at 0032, WBCQ rock music, presumably Fred Flintstone still on air, but poor S7-S5, boding ill for AWWW reception to follow. 5129.8 WBCQ is on with carrier of S8-S9 at 0054. 0100 `William Tell Overture` opening AWWW on both and this time they are synchronized. Reception slightly better on the lower one. Starts out with ``nothing`s working`` --- and next 10 minutes we overhear him and colleagues trying to get something to work, meanwhile swearing a lot (Allan seems confident WBCQ is not going to get into trouble for naughty language). By 0110 mentions it`s ``on-the-air-repair``, problem a Gates microphone preamp from the `50s. Enough for me, but over to John Carver, mid-north Indiana, despite his internet problems, yeoman reporting what he could hear:

``Show started on time this evening. 7490 is unlistenable so listening to 5130. Chaos ruled the early part of the show as a microphone mixer/amplifier had a bad tube. Only one microphone usable and a lot of talk for minutes and minutes off mic as they attempted to repair the other unit. Only one working mic. Lots and lots of four letter words off mic and Allan was heard to say that he had had it with tubes. Allan and Angela are back in Maine and were in studio number one with Dr. Becker and only one working mic. Allan stated that the backup transmitter for 5130 that he wanted to run this evening blew up today. The AM transmitter on their MW station was also down and Allan repaired that also. There was also a problem with the computer control for the transmitters leaving the filament charge on around the clock which he says will cost a bunch of money to pay for. Allan said again that he's had it with tubes, old transmitters and the FCC. After a phone call things settled down and he went into a little rant about abolishing the IRS and again advocating a tax revolt in this country. Several phone calls in a row after this and lost the signal on 5130 at 0202`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Dec 9 at 1645 check, still no signal from WTWW-1. Has not been heard on this or night frequency 5830 at random chex for a few days now, tho I have hardly patrolled all possible frequencies 24/7. 

It shall be interesting to observe whether WTWW-2 appear on 5072/5085/5098 by 0200 UT Sunday Dec 10 for `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`. 5085 had begun playing Xmasmx every evening, but haven`t noticed that lately either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6945-LSB, Dec 9 at 0117, 2-way in language I cannot recognize. Wonder if ``pesky`` mariners far from homeland (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1737 UT December 9

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #343

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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 on the planet.

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA

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#343 Issued Saturday December 9, 2017 at 1530 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSSN) were 70.4 69.9 69.4.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

In 2017 there had been 93 days with a 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 2 1 2 1 1 1.
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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 9, 2017- improving

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 10, 2017- improving

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- very good at night and poor to fair at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- very good at night and fair at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- very poor at night and good at day,

21000-21850 kHz- very poor at night and fair to good at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- very poor at night and fair at day,

28000-29700 kHz- very poor at night and poor at day.

Excellent- S9+10 or >
Very Good- S9 +1-9
Good- S8-9
Fair- S4-7
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

During the northern hemisphere winter season the higher HF bands of 10-20 meters (11-19 meters) close sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher than in the southern hemisphere as the F layer of the ionosphere is lower in height and more concentrated.

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300- fair at night and poor at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- fair at night and fair at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168, kHz-

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

21000-21850 kHz- poor at night and fair at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- poor at night and poor at day,

28000-29700 kHz- very poor at night and poor at day.

Excellent- S9+10 or >
Very Good- S9 +1-9
Good- S8-9
Fair- S4-7
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Keep in mind that almost daily during the southern hemisphere summer season you will find that the 10 (11) meter bands 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).


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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.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP, 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 around on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if and when necessary.

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.

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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).

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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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.

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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 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 © 1988-2017 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. 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.

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 09/12/2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, December 8-9

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Herwa International TDF Issoudun, Dec.9
0700-0728 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri, fair/good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-herwa-international_9.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of BVBroadcasting via MBR Nauen on Dec.8
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Urdu Fri, strong:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun on Dec.8
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, fair/weak
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Weak signal of LWF Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun, Dec.8
1830-1900 on  9800 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/weak-signal-of-lwf-voice-of-gospel-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR 6190CUSB, Dec.9
0731-0800 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Waves International via Channel 292 on Dec.9:
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu French/English Sat, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-waves-international_9.html

KUWAIT   Reception of MOI Radio Kuwait in Filipino on Dec.9:
1000-1200 on 17760 KBD 250 kW / 084 deg to SEAs Filipino, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-moi-radio-kuwait-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Fair signal of E11 Oblique in 41mb, Dec.9
0805-0808 on  7377 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-41mb-dec9.html

PALAU   Cancelled transmissions of T8WH Angel 3, no signal from Dec.2
0800-0900 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Sun-Fri
0800-0900 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Japanese Sat
0900-1000 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Daily
1000-1200 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/cancelled-transmissions-of-t8wh-angel-3.html

ROMANIA vs.U.K.(non)   Radio Romania Inter vs. BBC WS on 7345 kHz, Dec.9:
0630-0656 on  7345 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu English Radio Romania Int
0600-0700 on  7345 ASC 125 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English BBC World Service
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-romania-inter-vs-bbc-ws-on-7345.html

RUSSIA   Good signal of Adygeyan Radio on Dec.8
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-adygeyan-radio-on-dec8.html

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Dec.8:
1557-1627 on 15105 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to SoAf Kirundi Mon-Fri, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa.html

TAIWAN   Frequency change of Radio Taiwan International on Dec.8
1600-1700 NF  6185 PAO 300 kW / 225 deg to SoAs English, ex 9405
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/new-frequency-of-radio-taiwan.html

TAIWAN(non)   Suab Xaa Moo Zoo/Voice of Hope via Tamshui on Dec.8:
2230-2300 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/suab-xaa-moo-zoovoice-of-hope-via.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Dec.8
1630-1700 on  9940 KCH 300 kW / 158 deg to EaAf Somali, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/trans-world-radio-africa-via-babcock_9.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Dec.8:
1700-1730 on  7580 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-babcock_9.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan on Dec.8
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_9.html

U.K.(non)   North Korea Reform Radio via BaBcoCk Tashkent on Dec.8:
2030-2130 on  7500 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/north-korea-reform-radio-via-babcock.html

USA   Good signal Brother HySTAIRical via WHRI Angel 1/2 on new 6040 on Dec.8
WHRI Angel 1
2200-2300 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
2200-2300 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat/Sun other rlg pxs
2300-2400 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat vary rlg programs
WHRI Angel 2
2300-2400 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
2300-2400 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun vary rlg programs
^ from March 3 again on 9505 kHz
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-brother-hystairical-via.html

USA   Reception of Brother HySTAIRical WHRI Angel 2 on Dec.9:
0600-0700 on  7315 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English, good
0700-0800 on  7355 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-brother-hystairical-whri.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

Shortwave Radiogram, 9-10 Dec


Shortwave Radiogram for the weekend of 9-10 December will  mostly be in our usual MFSK32.  But there will be one news item in 8PSK-1000F.

The 8PSK-1000F mode is very fast (3000+ wpm) and normally would not be used on shortwave. But Shortwave Radiogram is not a normal radio program. The 8PSK-1000F will be transmitted in conjunction with Flamp, which will divide the news story into 10 blocks of 480 bytes each, then transmit the story four times. Any block without the correct number of characters will be filled in on subsequent passes. 

This will will result in either a 100% decode or a spectacular failure. Either way, it will be entertaining. 

The first opportunity to try this is Saturday at 1600 UTC on 9400 kHz via Bulgaria. This probably won't be audible in North America, but North Americans can tune in via http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901 in the Netherlands.  (A good way to use this receiver is to "max in" on the waterfall, then "zoom out" to taste. You can use AM, LSB, USB, or AMSync to decode.) 

The Sunday 2330-2400 UTC transmission on 11580 kHz from WRMI Florida, lately not heard well in most of the world, will be in Olivia 64-2000, Olivia 32-1000, and Olivia 16-500.

Details and schedule:

Propagation de K7RA

ZCZC AP48


QST de W1AW  
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 48  ARLP048
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  December 8, 2017
To all radio amateurs 

SB PROP ARL ARLP048
ARLP048 Propagation de K7RA

Solar activity declined slightly over the past week, another period
which saw multiple days (five) with no sunspots.  We will see more
of these periods over the next 2 to 3 years as the sun progresses
toward solar minimum.

There was a geomagnetic storm peaking on December 5.  In Alaska the
College A index reached 55, and peaked around the middle of the UTC
day with K index reaching 7 over two 3-hour readings.

Our reporting week (Thursday through Wednesday) November 30 through
December 6 compared to the previous seven days saw average daily
sunspot numbers decline from 9.9 to 3.4, and average daily solar
flux from 73.5 to 69.6.

Recent consecutive days with zero sunspots were October 8 to 14,
October 16 to 20, November 1 to 13, November 19 to 24, and December
1 to 5.

Observe periods around the last solar minimum with long consecutive
periods of no sunspots at

ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2007_DSD.txt , 
ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2008_DSD.txt , 
ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2009_DSD.txt , and 
ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2010_DSD.txt . 

Over the past two weeks average planetary A index increased from 6.7
to 11.6 while average mid-latitude A index went from 5 to 8.1.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on December 8 to 10, 70 on December 11 to
14, 75 on December 15 and 16, 74 on December 17, 73 on December 18
to 20, 74 on December 21 and 22, then 76, 74, 72, 73 and 72 on
December 23 to 27, 70 on December 28 through January 8, 72 on
January 9, 75 on January 10 to 12, 74 on January 13, 73 on January
14 to 16, then 74, 74, 76, 74 and 72 on January 17 to 21.

Predicted planetary A index is 8 on December 8, 5 on December 9 and
10, 12 on December 11 and 12, 8 on December 13, 5 on December 14 to
16, then 8, 25 and 10 on December 17 to 19, 8 on December 20 and 21,
5 on December 22 to 26, 10 and 8 on December 27 and 28, 5 on
December 29 and 30, then 32, 48, 18, 12 and 8 on December 31 through
January 4, 5 on January 5 and 6, then 12, 15, 12 and 8 on January 7
to 10, 5 on January 11 and 12, then 8, 25 and 10 on January 13 to
15, 8 on January 16 and 17, and 5 on January 18 to 21.

F. K. Janda, OK1HH sends us his geomagnetic activity forecast for
the period December 8 til January 3, 2018.

"Geomagnetic field will be: 
Quiet on December 9, 17, 23 and 24 
Mostly quiet on December 8, 10, 14 to 16, 22, 25, 30 
Quiet to unsettled on December 11, 26, 28 
Quiet to active December 12, 20 and 21, 27, 29, 31, January 2 and 3 
Active to disturbed on December 13, 18 and 19, January 1

Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on
December  8 (to 11), 17 to 22, (24 and 25), 30 and 31

Remark: 
- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity
enhancement."

A new sunspot group (AR2690) emerged on December 6 after a period of
no sunspots, but spaceweather.com reports that early on December 7
it is already fading.

This weekend is the ARRL 10 meter contest. There is a good chance
for sporadic-e propagation.  See http://www.arrl.org/10-meter .

Tamitha Skov released this new video on December 7:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgQtC0EOIHI
  
For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service at
http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of
numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.

An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for November 30 through December 6, 2017 were 11, 0,
0, 0, 0, 0, and 13, with a mean of 3.4. 10.7 cm flux was 71.7, 70.2,
71.5, 69, 68.4, 67.9, and 68.3, with a mean of 69.6.  Estimated
planetary A indices were 11, 8, 4, 2, 11, 29, and 16, with a mean of
11.6. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 9, 5, 2, 1, 6, 21, and
13, with a mean of 8.1.
NNNN
/EX