martedì 28 gennaio 2020

lunedì 27 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 26-27, 2020

** BRAZIL. 6180, Jan 26 at 2242, S9+10/15 of open carrier, probably RNA which is fully modulating on 11780. CRI/Cuba relay does not start colliding until 0100; only other 6180 at this hour in Aoki is CRI Kunming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 218-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0728 UT, dash and RL, 975-watt ND beacon at Red Lake, Ontario. Odd power, can`t make it to 1000?

245-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0730 UT, dash and YZE, 1000-watt NDB at Gore Bay, Ontario.

274-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0740 UT, dash and YPM, 25-watt NDB at Pikangikum, Ontario, per dxinfocentre.com one of those to be decommissioned 2020-03-26. New one here, with only a bimonth to spare! Where and what is Pikangikum? Ojibwe; all about it here:

``Pikangikum First Nation is located on Pikangikum Lake, approximately 100 km northwest of Red Lake, Ontario. It is approximately 15 minutes by plane from Red Lake to Pikangikum.

Pikangikum is one of the largest First Nation communities in Northern Ontario with the highest on-reserve population in Northern Ontario, approximately 2,300. An estimated 75% of the population is under twenty-five years of age...`` http://www.ifna.ca/article/pikangikum-116.asp

And here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikangikum_First_Nation

It`s near the NW corner of Ontario, across from Berens River, Manitoba whence I heard another NDB lately. BTW, in CST/CDT timezone, far enough west for that even in ON, i.e. beyond Meridian 90.

The beacon band is really hot tonight, something virtually every kHz, or even two at a time. See also USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 6977-USB, Sun Jan 26 at 2215, CFARS net (like MARS), NCS ``CW509`` in Winnipeg taking check-ins by segments in the 600s, then 700s, such as CW602, CW716. Gives them signal reports as received in Wpg. Sure sounds like they are saying ``CW###`` but must really be CIW### with the ``I`` swallowed, as in my Nov 27 log on 6961-USB at 2232. Where are these stations; a roster available? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Jan 27 at 1505, no signal from CHR, Trenton Military, even tho 14670-CHU is in well. I`ve just realised that CHR has not been encountered lately in random bandscanning. I leave a radio on 15034 and still nothing heard by 1542. Nor at 1838 check. I`ve not been clear about an hourly pattern for CHR, but it has not been continuous. EiBi shows 1010-2400 with no breaks. No more ``no report received`` to be heard? Nor have I heard it on 6754-USB upon occasional nighttime tunebys. Further chex needed. So totally off, temporarily, or forever? That would save a lot of commuting expense for the announcer it shares with Gander! Hi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11860 & 11930, Jan 26 at 2220, pulse jamming against nothing by this hour, but intermittently overlain atop the leisurely pulses are some very fast pulses, approx. 10 per second, I had not noticed before on these. Did not check whether they were synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 27 at 1839, RHC Spanish is overmodulated / distorted; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRELAND. 13264-USB, Jan 27 at 1508, VOLMET YL voice JBA, S1-S2; strange mixture of English and metric measures; 1810 ``Shannon VOLMET`` ID and forecast for Dublin. EiBi shows this at 1200-1800 only altho not shared with any other station (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 7490.055v, UT Mon Jan 27 at 0110, `Encore` classical music via WBCQ in well enough to hear on SW, but unfortunately simulscheduled with new episodes of `Dr Who` on BBC America; not to mention `The Simpsons` on Fox if they ever get back with newies; and tonight the Grammy Awards which interest me zero even tho they probably include token mentions of classical.

BTW, some weeks ago I was complaining that WBCQ webcasts were overmodulated/distorted. I finally noticed that the preamp slider on my Winamp equalizer was set full bore +12; I normally don`t fiddle with EQ and unknown how it got that way, but that was the problem, even tho WBCQ sounded worse than some others played (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9281.6v, Jan 26 at 2224 extremely distorted squealyspur of broadcaster, so on second radio I look for // from the nearby/stronger signals on band: Not // 9350, 9395, 9455, 9565 -- but finally at 2236 I get a match of modulation peaks and pauses with 9690 REE!, 408.4 kHz away, after listening to the mess for some 4 minutes. Equally above that would be around 10099, possibly a JBA signal there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 269-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0732 UT, ND beacon BEX, which is 25 watts from Bloomfield, Iowa; I was tuned to 267-USB. Where is that? Just south of Ottumwa, in the SE.

281-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0741 UT, ND beacon DMO, 25 watts at Sedalia,
Missouri.

420-MCW kHz, Jan 27 at 0742, ND beacon PK, 25 watts from Olathe - Herbb, Kansas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also CANADA

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: confirmed Sunday January 26 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, very poor here on portable PL-880.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 27 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, VG via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 27 at 0230 here on WRMI 9395, JBA S2-S3, much better on 7780 S9-S8. Also #2018 confirmed on WRN NAm webcast.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 27 at 0400 on Area 51 webcast, while via WBCQ 5130 at 0425 check it`s poor S7-S9+10 peaks.

Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 27 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, JBA carrier under pulse jamming; but good with no jamming audible at Bogotá KiwiSDR. Next:

[7290 reception varies hugely at UTwente: sometimes VG, sometimes JBA if at all, such as when checked Jan 26; fingers crossed for today:]

1901 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 4980, Jan 27 at 0718, JBA music, maybe WRMI test? Normally would be nothing here since WRMI dropped frequency several weeks ago and then was only on until 0200. This is more like 5800 used to be with far less than full power. Richard Langley, NB, had just reported on 4980, Jan 27 at 0315: ``Checking a few frequencies when terminating recording on 7780 kHz, I noticed religious music and English talk on 4980 kHz. WRMI back on this frequency?``

11580, Jan 27 at 1512, WRMI reactivated here with SMTV about vegan diets, S9+10, and nothing on 15770, presumably replacing that --- a very good idea propagation-wise as 15770 is usually JBA here altho off the side of the 44 degree Euward beam, so is 11580 too? At 1840, still no 15770, but 11580 is only S8 and just barely modulated.

Ivo Ivanov already assumes 11580 be a 100% replacement for 15770, WRMI-9 at 1200-2300. (I noted 15770 was still on yesterday after 2200.) I.e. including the secret WORLD OF RADIO airing Saturday at 1300. Altho ``updated Jan 26``, the WRMI skedgrid as of 17 UT Jan 27 still shows nothing about 4980 or 11580! Nor is there anything recent from WRMI on disgraced FB.

SMTV plugged their website for more info, so is 11580 given now at https://suprememastertv.com/en1/worldwide/ Of course not, still 15770 and other WRMI frequencies with no specific time schedules! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 1090, Jan 27 at 0700 UT, after legal ID, KAAY
Little Rock AR right into a string of PSAs all the way until 0703.5
another ID and only one sesquiminute of ToH dead air until gospel
music fires at 0705. Meanwhile could only make out XEAU TV infomercial
in Spanish, and the 1089 UK het (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13927-USB, Jan 26 at 2209, US military contacts on what used to be an active trans-con MARS? frequency. Tactical or abbr`d call 7KO? mentioned. A flight requests ``weather update for our destination, KSWF - Stewart``. Had to spell KSWF several times fonetikaly. Contact JBA. Another ID of one station or another sounds like ``McCall 70`` -- or McCaw?

``Stewart International Airport, officially New York Stewart International Airport, is a public/military airport in Orange County, New York, United States. It is in the southern Hudson Valley, west of Newburgh, and southwest of Poughkeepsie, approximately 60 miles north of Manhattan, New York City. Wikipedia``

BTW, these airport designators starting with K are not the same as FCC callsigns for broadcasters, nor coordinated with them. NRC AM Log shows KSWF is not assigned to any station; but WTFDA FMdb shows KSWF on 100.5 in Aurora, Missouri, unrelated (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 13970.9-USB, Jan 26 at 2208, 2-way in Spanish like the in-band intruders (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1852 UT January 27

Media & Tech - 27/01/2020

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2020 Jan 27 0041 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
20 - 26 January 2020

Solar activity was very low. Region 2757 (N04, L=089, class/area
Cao/060 on 26 Jan) produced a single low level B-class flare on
25/0714 UTC. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

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

Geomagnetic field activity reached unsettled levels on 21-23 Jan and
quiet levels throughout the remainder of the period, under a nominal
solar wind regime.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
27 January - 22 February 2020

Solar activity is expected to be very low with a slight chance for
C-class flare activity from Region 2757.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to remain at moderate levels throughout the outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach unsettled levels on
29-30 Jan and 03-05 Feb in response to CH HSS influence.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2020 Jan 27 0041 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2020-01-27
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2020 Jan 27      74           5          2
2020 Jan 28      74           5          2
2020 Jan 29      74          10          3
2020 Jan 30      74          10          3
2020 Jan 31      74           5          2
2020 Feb 01      74           5          2
2020 Feb 02      74           5          2
2020 Feb 03      72           8          3
2020 Feb 04      72           8          3
2020 Feb 05      72           8          3
2020 Feb 06      71           5          2
2020 Feb 07      71           5          2
2020 Feb 08      71           5          2
2020 Feb 09      71           5          2
2020 Feb 10      71           5          2
2020 Feb 11      71           5          2
2020 Feb 12      71           5          2
2020 Feb 13      71           5          2
2020 Feb 14      72           5          2
2020 Feb 15      72           5          2
2020 Feb 16      72           5          2
2020 Feb 17      72           5          2
2020 Feb 18      72           5          2
2020 Feb 19      72           5          2
2020 Feb 20      72           5          2
2020 Feb 21      73           5          2
2020 Feb 22      73           5          2

WRMI-9 on new 11580, instead of 15770, January 27

USA   WRMI-9 on 11580, instead of 15770, January 27. Not shown on their website
1200-1300 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Daily Brother Stair TOM
1300-1330 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu French  Mon-Wed RAE Argentina
1330-1400 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Mon/Wed/Fri Alameda BF
1330-1400 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Tue AWR's Wavescan
1300-1330 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Fri Shortwave Radiogram
1300-1400 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Thu La Rosa de Tokio
1300-1330 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat GH's World of Radio
1330-1400 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat Shortwave Radiogram
1300-1400 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sun Your Weekend Show
1400-2000 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Daily Supreme Master TV
2000-2030 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri Radio Prague
2030-2100 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri Radio Tirana
2000-2030 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat/Sun Berean On Air
2030-2100 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat New Life of The Word
2030-2100 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sun Wavescan
2100-2300 on 11580 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Daily Brother Stair TOM

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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

Shortwave reception from Sofia January 26-27

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Shortwave reception from Sofia January 26-27. Videos can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

AUSTRIA   Reception of Radio DARC#258 via ORS Moosbrunn on January 26
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, very good

AUSTRIA   Fair/good signal of Oesterreichischer Rundfunk, January 27
0600-0720 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Mon-Fri
0600-0710 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Sat/Sun

GERMANY   Evangelische Missions Gemeinden EMG via MBR Nauen on January 26
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, weak/fair

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio Obectivo DX#865 via MBR Nauen, January 26
1000-1100 on  9610 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun, very good signal:

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Welle 370 via Channel 292 on January 26:
1100-1200 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, weak/fair

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen, January 26
1430-1445 on 11800 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, very good

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece Sunday Orthodox Liturgy, January 26
from 0730 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3, good signal

KUWAIT   Radio Kuwait in Filipino on wrong frequency 9749.8 kHz on January 26
1000-1200 on 17760.0 KBD 250 kW / 084 deg to SEAs Filipino - NOT ON AIR TODAY
1055-1200 on  9749.8*KBD 250 kW / 286 deg to NEAf Filipino, instead Arabic GS
1200-1325 on  9749.8*KBD 250 kW / 286 deg to NEAf Arabic GS as scheduled B-19
* QRM & co-ch 9750.0 YAM 300 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Japanese R.Japan NHK World.
Something`s always wrong at Radio Kuwait Kabd Sulaibiyah transmitting station

KUWAIT   Reception of MOI Radio Kuwait in 19mb, January 27
0500-0800 on 15530.0 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, good and
0800-0802 on 15530.0 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Farsi unscheduled

NEW ZEALAND   Frequency change of R.New Zealand Pacific in AM & DRM from January 25:
1651-1858 NF  9700*RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English Sat AM mode, ex  6115
1859-1958 NF 11725 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English Sat AM mode, ex  6115
1751-1850 NF  9780 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg to Tonga/Samoa English Sun-Fri DRM, ex 11690
1851-1958 NF 11690 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg to Tonga/Samoa English Sun-Fri DRM, ex 13840
*unregistered in HFCC Database. QRM from Vatican Radio on 9705 kHz & CRI on 9695 kHz
1630-1700 on  9705 SMG 250 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic Vatican Radio
1700-1730 on  9705 SMG 250 kW / 160 deg to ECAf French Vatican Radio
1730-1827 on  9695 KUN 500 kW / 283 deg to N/ME Chinese China Radio International &
1830-1857 on  9695 KUN 500 kW / 300 deg to SEEu Bulgarian China Radio International

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of Cuban Spy HM01 on 9330 kHz, January 27:
0700-0720 on  9330 BEJ 050 kW / unknown to Eu/Am Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0730-0750 on  9330 BEJ 050 kW / unknown to Eu/Am Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
NO SIGNAL on  9330 BCQ 250 kW / 280 deg to WNAm English WBCQ-6 WLCRadio.

ROMANIA(non)   IRRS EGR/UNR and AWR Wavescan#569 via RADIOCOM Satica on January 26:
1030&1230 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun IRRS EGR/UNR, fair/good
1200-1230 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun Wavescan#569, fair/good

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod on January 26
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, very good signal:

U.K.(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabayya on January 26
1115-1200 on 17830 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SEAs Indonesian, fair/good signal
1315-1400 on 11925 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SEAs Indonesian, poor+co-ch CNR-1
at same time 11925 LIN 100 kW / 286 deg to EaAs Chinese China National Radio

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabayya on January 26
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun, weak to fair
1315-1320 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Indonesian NHK-unscheduled

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio Inter WHRI Angel 2, January 26:
from 1300 on  9840 HRI 250 kW / 025 deg to ENAm English Sun, weak/fair

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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

Agenda DX 27/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
KXO-AM/1230, California (1927)
R. Popular Indipendiente, Ecuador 4800 Khz (1956)

Wolfgang Bueschel: Vietnam observations

VIETNAM  9730 kHz fundamental towards Europe, and NoAF incl. Saudi Arabia
NE, at CIRAF zones 27-30, 37-39
100 kW at 320degr according Aoki HFCC database,
VoVietnam from Hanoi, bcast center Son Tay.  1600-2200 UT daily.

There is one of the 5 shortwave TX units much faulty, and sent out next to
the fundamental, some additional spurios every 8 kHz freqeuency distance
minus / plus 8 kHz like a Garden fence.

73 wb df5sx
wwdxc Alemanha


VIETNAM   9730 kHz  defunct transmitter from Hanoi Son Tay again on air
tonight at 18.30-19.00 UT German service, from 19.00 UT English.

9730 kHz  Faulty defunct VoVTN Son Tay transmission, S=9+15dB, and
more 2 x 8 strings, each 8 kHz apart distance, either sideband.
Produce also some whistle heterodyne tones to other regular international
broadcaster in 31 mb.

7285 kHz  Faulty defunct VoVTN Son Tay transmission,
S=9+15dB signal in eastern Thailand remote SDR rx. At 10.30-13.30 UT,
Cambodian, Lao 11-12, French, Thai, French services, Jan 10,

more 2 x 8 16 in total strings visible like a garden fence,
each 8 kHz apart distance, either sideband.
On 7221 ... 7229 ...  center fundamental 7285 kHz ... 7341 ... 7349 kHz.

Produce also some whistle heterodyne tones to other regular international
broadcaster in 41 mb channels.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9 / 10)


VIETNAM   Voice of Vietnam 9730 kHz spurs.
Don't know if it's a new thing, but Voice of Vietnam at the moment is
producing qute a few spurs from nominal 9730 kHz (2130-2200 UT
in English). Every 8 kHz there is almost same level signal -
from 9698 to 9762 kHz.
(Wojtek Zaremba, Legionowo-POL, hcdx Dec 17)


VIETNAM   Re:  Voice of Vietnam 9730 kHz spurs.
Their 8 kHz spur fqs like 'garden fence' not observed in 23-24 UT Dec 17
time slot, when checked remote SDR rxs in Qatar, India, Brisbane Australia
and Hiroshima / Tokyo Japan.

9839.771  VoVietnam Son Tay S=8 in Hiroshima remote rx.
177degr azimuth straight southwards to South East Asia target.
23.05 UT on Dec 17. Only S=7 signal in Japan.

12018.709  VoVietnam Son Tay, S=7-8 sidelobe into Tokyo Japan remote SDR
rx.
At 23.35 UT on Dec 17.

9634.941  VoVietnam home sce relay from Son Tay bcast center in Vietnamese
language at 23.49 UT on Dec 17, S=8-9 sidelobe into remote SDR in Japan.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 17)


VIETNAM   11720 kHz  TERRIBLE -13x- SPURS  FENCE  in 25 mb tonight
of VoVTN Vietnamese from Son Tay site at 23.54 UT on Dec 4,
similar to recent defunct TX outlet on 9730 kHz 16-22 UT to Europe,
visible and heard spurious from Son Tay transmitter each 8 kHz apart
frequency distance.

Tonight Dec 4 / 5 now a lot of VoVTN spurious too in 25 mb:
11664 11672 11688 11696 11704 11712 11720(and CNH co-ch)
11728 11736 11744 11752 11768 11784 11792 kHz

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4/5)

domenica 26 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 25-26, 2020

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 26 at 1553, dead air at S4-S5, longer than a DGS cigar-puff; presumably warming up for Sunday service, only S4-S5 and some pulse jamming bleeding under from somewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9540-9588, Jan 25 at 2333, pulse jamming centred on 9565 is splattering out to this range, as the Cubans don`t give a damn about collateral damage, pariahs on the HF bands. Something`s always wrong at the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13604, 13673 S9, 13807 S9+10, 13875, 13942 JBA but 14009 a bit stronger and inside the ham band, Jan 25 at 2344, RHC-FM spurs out of 13740-AM, with F# tone, approx. 67-kHz intervals. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** CUBA. 13559, 13630, 13770, 13840, 13910 approx., Jan 26 at 1524, RHC spurblobs with especially distorted audio unlistenable in any mode, unlike fundamental 13700-AM; 70-kHz intervals today. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 26 at 1549, CRI relay in English is S9+20 but undermodulated; sufficient once volume turned up, but beware the loudness of the next frequency. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 26 at 1550, RHC music is distorted while // but weaker 15230 mod is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MALI. 7295, Jan 25 at 2327, Chinese dialog S9+25; tough luck for Region 2 hAMs who favour this frequency area in their 40 mb. It`s Bamako relaying CRI at 23-24, their last transmission of the day. Even without antennas designed for N America, this could be a good replacement for defunct(?) Albanian relays; don`t give them ideas, Glenn.

BTW, this same hour, HFCC has imaginary wooden registrations on 7295 for Russia and Indonesia! Hey Jeff, why don`t you clean out all this nonsense? Are certain admins so vain as to make such claims season after season hoping no one will notice? Yet real stations from many countries not buying into HFCC are overlooked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NICARAGUA [non?]. 8989-USB, Jan 25 at 2329, S8 Spanish sermon about Cristo, the Predicador an hour later than usually reported; breaks into song just to be sure no one can mistake him for legit aero comms in their band (GLenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 25 at 2321, VOT English to N America is silent again; thus unlikely to be any 0000 German either vs Mighty Farty KBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: tuned in 1860-AM too late at 0500 UT Sun Jan 26 when in ham news; WOR probably ran earlier in the hour; audible via Peoria IL KiwiSDR, unlike in daytime. Next:

2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1901 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 26 at 0119, theatre organ music starts on WTWW-2 after a long string of ham news adding up to variable lengths, so woe betide any precise scheduling to follow, like on WA0RCR. I quickly switch to stereo webcast. No intro or name of program given, and Bob Heil does not speak until 0127; 0148 wrapping up before ``real music``, still no name for program since is no longer in the Ozarx, and ``Mister Sandman`` until 0151.5 switch to the real (rock) music. Oh2, must be replay of last week`s show concluding with same deprecating remark and tune, but which started circa 0100. Frankly, altho I do enjoy theater organ music, after a while it all begins to sound alike, especially in the rather limited repertory he plays (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9475, Jan 26 at 1555, WTWW-1 rarely active is on because it`s Sunday morning, non-PPPP preacher? refers to off-topic Hong Kong schools being closed, so maybe current, rather than a decade old SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 26 at 0727, WEWN is in Spanish, rather than last night`s anomaly of English. Some QRM from jamming spreadleaking out of 5980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5454-USB, Jan 25 at 2319, 2-way conversation in Spanish, sounds like typical intruders, not legit aero comms as on this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9380.42, Jan 26 at 1556-1600+, open carrier S1 with some fading so not local device; only thing on 9380 anywhen is AIR Aligarh, at 1230-1745 per HFCC, Vividh Bharati at 1245-1740 per EiBi and VU2JOS, 1245-1745 per Aoki, but unlikely to be so far off? altho no sign of it on exact frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 9896-USB, Jan 25 at 2337, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS, battling the 500 kW AM signal on 9900 from China (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10050.5-USB, Jan 25 at 2338, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS, which would QRM Gander VOLMET on 10051-USB, but unheard at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15111-USB, Jan 25 at 1551, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, discussing puta, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1945 UT January 26

Media & Tech - 26/01/2020

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9610 26/1 1003 AWR Europe, Nauen Px <Obiettivo DX> It 55555
9610 26/1 1100 KSDA AWR, Agat Guam Jingle ID E Px rel. Ch 35543
11945 26/1 1201 Reach Beyond Au., Kununurra Jingle ID Px "Psalms of hope" E 45534
12030 26/1 1459 R. Exterior Espana, Noblejas Jingle ID Ts Px Es 55555
15580 26/1 1502 Voice Of America, BOT-Selebi-Phik Px "Music time" 45544

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TWN SOH / CHN CNR1 and music jamming from mainland, January 23 - 26

TAIWAN/CHINA   SOH Taiwan B-19 Shortwave Frequency list of Jan 23, 2020
monitored by wb on 23-26 January, 2020.

Log of Jan 23-26 checked some Asian target outlets on remote SDRs in
Hiroshima, Akitakata, northern Tokyo Japan; as well as at Doha Qatar
and eastern Thailand SDR rxs.

Highest fq of Taiwan SoH Chinese language 'veiled purpose' service today.

21480even MRA  RFA AGM Tibetan language sce from Tinian island scheduled
               at 06.10 UT Jan 25, no CNR1 jamming noted so far in THA,
               S=9+25dB in eastern Thailand remote SDR rx.
21680even CHN  Likely CNR1 jamming against RFA AGM Tibetan language from
          UAE  Al Dhabbaya ? S=7-8 at 06.04 UT on Jan 25.
21700even MRA  RFA AGM Chinese Tinian island scheduled at 05.14 UT Jan 26,
               but heavily covered by strong CNR1 jamming, S=9+25dB in
               eastern Thailand remote SDR rx. 20 kHz wideband audio.
21760even PHL  VoA AGM Tinang Philippines in Tibetan, S=7-8 signal in
               Eastern Thailand, for a 13mb signal the distance is too
               short PHL - THA path. At 05.40 UT on Jan 25.
               But heard also some China mainland Chinese music jammer with
               gongs and other exotic music instruments underneath.
21799.702 TWN  SOH at 05.42 UT Saturday Jan 25, S=7-8 strength in remote
               Eastern Thailand SDR rx.
21799.702 TWN  SOH at 05.05 UT on Jan 26.
          Wandered some 5-8 Hertz up and down.
          Highest SOH TWN bcast on Jan 26.

Not heard on Jan 25
21800even CHN  CNR jamming {usually at S=7-8 strength noted from 07.45 UT}

 6214.966 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=7 signal level at 12.26 UT on Jan 26.
 6229.975 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=6 signal level at 12.28 UT on Jan 26.
 6280.036 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=7 signal level at 12.31 UT on Jan 26.
 6339.922 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=6 signal level at 12.33 UT on Jan 26.
 6370.112 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=6 signal level at 12.36 UT on Jan 26.
 6370even CHN  CNR1 jamming S=9+25 signing-on exactly 11.04:30 UT Jan 23.
          Audio broadband block of 10.4 kHz jamming CNR1 program.
 6869.928 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=7 signal level at 12.40 UT on Jan 26.
 6900.051 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=6 signal level at 12.42 UT on Jan 26.

 6820-7005 kHz few OTHR signals in East Asia S=8 at 12.48 UT on Jan 26.

 7209.923 TWN  SOH Chinese from Miaoli site acc Aoki Nagoya database
          at poor S=5 signal level;
 7210even CHN  CRI Esperanto language sce, S=9 in Hiroshima at 11.15 UT
          from Urumqi Hutubi center #201.
 7210.004 likely CHN  PBS YNR Chinese program from Yunnan Shalang*site,
          the old Malayan Communist Party Radio station of the 70ties.
 7270even CHN  PBS Nei Menggu in Mongolian scheduled at 11.18 12.19 UT.
 7470even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal and CHN mainland 'tsching-beng'
          music of 20 kHz wideband audio block, against VoA Mandarin
          Chinese, via US AGM Udorn Thani bcast center in eastern
          Thailand. 10 kHz wideband block, S=9 at 12.16 UT on Jan 26.
 7729.902 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=5-6 signal level at 11.24 UT.

 9094.996 KOR  EoH VOH Korean Clandestine stn program from Seoul-KOR,
          much fluttery S=8 signal heard on SDR unit in Akitakata.
          11.28 UT on Jan 23. Ex9100even.
 9180.036 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=7-8 signal level at 11.30 UT.
 9199.997 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=7-8 signal level at 10.18 UT.
 9200even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services, noted on
 9225.016 TWN  SOH Chinese poor at S=4-5 signal level at 11.36 UT.
 9275even PHL  FEBC Mandarin sce from Bocaue bcast center site.
          S=8-9 sidelobe signal at 11.42 UT on Jan 23, 11.55 UT Jan 26.
          Program call from Hong Kong bureau? 'R Liangyon' ID.
 9315even TJK  RFA Tibetan via Orzu site, 11.48 UT on Jan 23 / 26.
 9320.100 TWN  SOH Chinese poor at S=5-6 signal level at 12.50 UT.
 9399.977 PHL  FEBC Chinese sce from Iba bcast center site.
          S=7 sidelobe signal at 11.54 UT on Jan 23 & Jan 26.
 9425.003 TWN  R TWN International from Paochung in Vietnamese, 11.53 UT
 9540.002 TWN  SOH Chinese poor at S=4 signal level at 12.00 UT.
 9555even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal, 20 kHz wideband signal against
          And a 2nd CHN mainland jammer joined that channel at 12.10 UT
 9554.990 TWN  Radio Taiwan International Chinese service noted at
          12.05 UT Jan 23 & 11.47 UT Jan 26, S=9+15dB signal strength.
 9575even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal much S=9+20dB strong against whom ?
          12.12 UT on Jan 23.
 9610.006 GUM  AWR KSDA Agat Guam, in Amoy, S=9+10dB signal at 12.18 UT.
          At 11.43 UT on Jan 26 in Chinese 11-12 UT.
 9635even ALS  KNLS Anchor Point Alaska, En sce Bible reading, 12.22 UT
 9635even VTN  Voice of Vietname from Son Tay in Vietnamese language
          At 11.39 UT on Jan 26, one of their four txs on exact even
          Frequency today.
 9655 DRM mode from CHN  CNR1 at Urumqi in NoWeChina bcast center.
          3EC call sign read, S=9 level at 12.24 UT.
 9660even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  Radio Taiwan International
          Chinese service noted at 12.26 UT, S=9+15dB signal strength.
          20 kHz wideband signal.
 9680even CHN  CNR1 jamming 20 kHz wideband signal, against
 9679.995 TWN  Radio Taiwan International Chinese service
          noted at 12.29 UT, S=9+15dB signal strength.
 9734.996 TWN  Radio Taiwan International Hakka sce, poor S=6 12.37 UT.
 9740.004 TWN  Radio Taiwan International Paochung, Japanese sce,
          poor S=5 skip zone signal at 11.30 UT on Jan 26.
 9749.807 CHN  PBS Nei Menggu in Mongolian, 11.31 UT on Jan 26, S=7-8
 9750even JPN  NHK World Tokyo Yamata Japanese sce, S=9+10dB at 12.43 UT
 9779.990 CHN  QHTB  PBS Qinghai from Xining site in Chinese, S=8-9
 9795 kHz both heard on this channel :
 9794.976 PHL  FEBC Vietnamese sce from Iba bcast center site.
          S=9 sidelobe signal at 11.27 UT Jan 26. 11 kHz wide  - and
 9795.027 VTN  Jamming with sirene howling buoy audio sound from
          Vietnam at lower signal level.
 9800.002 GUM  AWR KSDA Agat Guam, Cantonese on Thur, S=9+20dB signal
          at 12.50 UT. 11 kHz wideband signal block.
 9825even equal level, S=9+25dB in Hiroshima and Tokyo remote SDR rx
          PHL  VoA Tinang Philippines relay, Mandarin Chinese 11.23 UT,
          MRA  VoA Tinang Pacific relay in Mandarin Chinese 13.00 UT,
          CHN  CNR1 jamming at same 11-14 UT time slot.
 9835even MLA  RTM Sarawak FM, K-L Kajang site, Bahasa Malay, 10.23 UT
 9839.776 VTN  Voice of Vietnam, Son Tay bcast center, in BIns sce,
          poor S=7-8 signal in Hiroshima SDR Japan unit, at 13.06 UT.
          11.4 kHz wideband audio visible on screen.
 9850 kHz two different outlets on this channel :
 9850even CHN  PBS Quinghai in Tibetan language at 11.18 UT, and
 9850.039 TWN  SOH Chinese at S=6 signal level at 10.38 & 12.54 UT.
 9865.002 IND  AIR Hindi sce from Bangalore, subcontinental singer at
          13.15 UT heard in Tokyo Japan, S=8-9 sidelobe signal.
 9870.027 GUM  AWR KSDA Agat Guam, Cantonese on Thur, S=9+10dB signal
          at 12.48 UT.  9870DRM CNR Qiqihar #2021 site at 11.15 UT.
 9885even CHN  CNR1 jamming 20 kHz wideband signal, 11.13 UT against
 9885.xxx TWN  Radio Taiwan International Chinese service from Kohu.
 9910even GUM  KTWR Merizo Guam, English sermon at 11.07 UT on Jan 26,
          proper S=9-15dB in Hiroshima Japan SDR rx.
          11 kHz broadband block.
 9919.977 PHL  FEBC Radio from Iba in Viet/Lao mountain national px
          Heard womans religious chorus in exotic Koho language,
          like Vietnamese accent sound, 13.19 UT on Jan 23,
          and nearby the sirene howling buoy jamming of the Vietnamese
          security forces on two signal peaks
 9921.964 kHz
 9922.031 kHz wobble like hopping signal.
 9920.043 TWN  SOH Chinese, tiny S=4-5 at 12.51 UT.
 9949.809 much ODD fq of AIR Delhi Kingsway (tentat.) in Urdu language
          S=8 sidelobe azi in Japan SDR unit, Jan 26 at 10.59 UT.
 9975even GUM  AWR KSDA Agat Guam, Chinese radioplay on Jesus,
          S=9+15dB signal at 13.30 UT.
 9990.080 TWN  SOH Chinese, tiny S=4-5 at 10.53 UT on Jan 26.

10819.885 TWN  SOH Chinese, tiny S=4 at 07.02 UT on Jan 26.
10820even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services, noted
          at exact 10.59 - 11.00 UT, S=9+25dB powerful signal.
          ID and TIME PIPS heard, and transmitter s-OFF at 11.00 UT.
10869.889 TWN  SOH Chinese, tiny S=5 at 08.01 UT on Jan 25.
10920.003 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=6 signal at 10.50 UT on Jan 26.
10960even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services underneath
          20 kHz wideband signal S=9+5 at 06.58 UT sign-OFF on Jan 26.
10960.014 TWN  SOH Chinese, tiny S=5 at 10.39 UT.
11100.018 TWN  SOH Chinese, tiny S=5 at 10.43 UT.
11119.998 CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services underneath
          20 kHz wideband signal S=9+10dB at 06.58 UT on Jan 26.
11120.016 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=6-7 at 10.48 UT on Jan 26.
11149.941 TWN  noted at 06.51 UT, S=6 signal underneath.
11150even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services underneath
          20 kHz wideband signal S=9 at 06.57 UT on Jan 26.
11409.976 TWN  SOH Chinese, tiny S=4 at 10.55 UT on Jan 25.
11410even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services underneath
11440even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services underneath
          20 kHz wideband signal S=9 at 06.50 UT on Jan 26.
11439.941 TWN  noted at 06.51 UT, S=6 signal underneath.
11460even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services, noted
          at 10.57 UT on Jan 24, S=8-9 signal. 12 kHz wideband signal.
          Also S=9+10dB at 06.50 UT on Jan 26.
11530even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services underneath
11529.986 TWN  noted at 13.35 UT, S=7 signal strength. Also at 06.49 UT
11550even KWT  US AGM Kuwait bcast center in RFA Tibetan 11-12 UT
          noted at 11.27 on Jan 24, S=9+15dB signal strength, underneath
          CHN mainland jamming, music + CNR1 type both.
11579.993 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5 poor at 10.46 UT on Jan 26.
11580even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services, noted
          at 10.57 UT, S=9+20dB signal strength. 17 kHz wideband signal.
          Also at 06.45 UT on Jan 26 on S=9+15dB level.
11580.116 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5 poor at 06.46 UT on Jan 26.
11599.997 TWN  SOH Chinese S=6-7 at 10.44 UT on Jan 23.
11600even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services underneath
          At 10.58 UT Jan 24. Maybe CNR2 Bussiness R also at 06.45 UT.
11600.020 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5 at 06.44 UT on Jan 26.
11649.976 CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against VoA Chinese service from
11650.004 THA  US AGM Udorn Thani bcast center in northeastern
          Thailand, noted at 09-11 UT, S=9+20dB signal strength.
11670even ALS  KNLS Anchor Point in Mandarin, S=5-6 signal at 13.37 UT.
          But at 10.36 UT CNR2 Bussiness Radio on this channel.
11689.997 GUM  KSDA AWR Agat Guam, Chinese sce, 10.35 UT on Jan 26,
          S=6 sidelobe into Tokyo Japan SDR rx.
11715even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal S=9+15dB at 06.41 UT on Jan 26.
11774.998 CHN  CNR1 jamming signal S=9 at 06.38 UT on Jan 26, and
11775.002 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5-6 at 10.33 UT on Jan 26.
11840even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against
11840.002 TWN  Radio Taiwan International Chinese service, noted
          at 07.51 UT on Jan 25, S=9+20dB signal strength.
11890even UZB  Radio Nyawa Sarawak, via RRTM Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan
          bcast center, Iba program, 10-12 UT, on Friday Jan 24, 11.06 UT.
11915.006 TWN  R Taiwan International Indonesian language sce
          from Paochung site, at 10.28 UT on Jan 26,
          S=6 sidelobe into Tokyo Japan.
11965even GUM  KTWR Merizo Guam, En at 10.26 UT on Jan 26, fair S=7-8.
          11 kHz broadband block.
11980even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against RFA AGM Chinese service from
          TJK Dushanbe Orzu site bcast center,
          noted at 06.32 UT on Jan 26, S=9+20dB jamming signal strength.
          20 kHz wideband signal.
12018.700 VTN  Voice of Vietnam, Son Tay bcast center, in English sce,
          S=6 only sidelobe in Japan, at 13.41 UT & 11.10 UT on Jan 23/24
12080even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against VoA Chinese service from
          PHL  US AGM Tinang bcast center in central Philippines,
          noted at 11.31 UT on Jan 24, S=9+20dB jamming signal strength.
          20 kHz wideband signal.
12084.876 MNG  Voice of Mongolia, Ulan Bataar, Chinese S=9 at 09.56 UT.
12085.006 GUM  AWR KSDA Agat in Thai at 13.45 UT on Jan 23.

12119.993 CHN  CNR1 jamming S=9+10dB signal against whom? -
          Likely 24 hrs jamming from CHN mainland also against VoA on
          other times on the day ?
12189.955 TWN  SOH Chinese S=4-5 weak and tiny at 06.26 UT on Jan 26.
12190even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN SOH services at 07.48 UT
12209.988 TWN  SOH Chinese S=4-5 weak and tiny at 09.50 UT on Jan 26.
12230-12240 kHz OTHR S=8 at 09.48 UT on Jan 26.
12359.956 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5-6 at 09.47 UT on Jan 26.
12360even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN SOH services at 07.46 UT
12430even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN SOH services at 06.24 UT
12870even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN SOH services at 07.43 UT
          And at 06.21 UT on Jan 26.

13020even CHN  CNR1 jamming S=9+10dB signal against TWN  SOH services
13020.121 Chinese S=6 signal at 07.31 UT on Jan 25, and
          06.19 & 09.44 UT on Jan 26.
13129.996 CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services
          Chinese S=9 signal at 07.27 UT on Jan 25.
          Time pip exact at 07.30 UT, 15 kHz wideband signal.
13130.115 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5-6 at 09.43 UT on Jan 26.
13159.995 CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services
          Chinese S=6-7 signal at 09.40 UT on Jan 26.
          15 kHz wideband signal.
13159.988 TWN  SOH Chinese S=9 signal at 09.40 UT.
13530.218 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5-6 at 09.37 UT on Jan 26.
13740even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against VoA Chinese service from
          09-11 UT via THA  US AGM Udorn Thani bcast center in
          northeastern Thailand, noted at 09.31 UT straight,
          both equal strength S=9+10dB signal strength in northern
          remote SDR rx at Tokyo Japan. 11 kHz wideband signal.
          And weaker China music jamming underneath too.
13870even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services
          S=9+25dB signal at 08.39 UT on Jan 26, see co-channel:
          20 kHz wideband signal. Annoying 244 Hertz BUZZ tone.
13870.244 TWN  SOH Chinese S=7 underneath signal at 08.40 UT on Jan 26
13890even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services
          S=9+10dB signal at 08.37 UT on Jan 26, see co-channel:
          20 kHz wideband signal.
13890.029 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5-6 underneath signal at 08.38 UT on Jan 26
13920even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services
          S=9+35dB signal at 08.33 UT on Jan 26, see co-channel:
          20 kHz wideband signal.
13920.036 TWN  SOH Chinese S=7 underneath signal at 08.35 UT on Jan 26
13988.896 JAP  JMH Kagoshima site, F3C mode, 09.08 UT on Jan 26.

14369.896 TWN  SOH Chinese S=8-9 flutter signal at 09.21 UT on Jan 26.
14370even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services
          S=9+10dB signal at 08.25 UT on Jan 26, see co-channel:
          20 kHz wideband signal.
14429.944 TWN  SOH Chinese S=6-7 flutter signal at 09.20 UT on Jan 26.
14560even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services
          S=8 at 07.19 UT on Jan 25.
14634.952 TWN  SOH Chinese S=8-9 flutter signal at 09.09 UT on Jan 26.
14690.107 TWN  SOH Chinese S=6-7 flutter signal at 08.07 UT on Jan 26.
14774.759 TWN  SOH Chinese S=6   flutter signal at 08.05 UT on Jan 26.
14824.841 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5   signal at 08.59 UT on Jan 26.
14849.900 TWN  SOH Chinese S=5   signal at 08.57 UT on Jan 26.
14850even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services
          S=9 signal at 07.17 UT on Jan 25.
14900.041 TWN  SOH Chinese poor S=5-6 at 06.15 & 08.56 UT on Jan 26.
          Vary signal. Also co-channel S=8-9 signal
14900even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services, noted
          to SIGN OFF at exact 08.00 UT on Jan 26,
14919.887 TWN  SOH Chinese S=6-7 flutter signal at 07.14 UT on Jan 25,
          and at 06.12 & 08.54 UT on Jan 26.
14920even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services, noted
          at 07.58 UT, S=8-9dB signal strength.
          11 kHz wideband signal.
14980even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services, noted
          at 07.49 UT on Jan 26, S=9+10dB signal strength.
          20 kHz wideband signal.

15145even CHN  CRI in Chaozhou language from Xianyang #594 bcast center
          At 07.10 UT on Jan 25. 11 kHz wideband S=9+40dB powerhouse.
          Also powerful at 07.48 UT on Jan 26.
15180 DRM mode from CHN  CNR1 at Kunming Anning #501 bcast center.
          DRM2 call sign read, S=6 sidelobe in Japan at 09.54 UT.
15270even TWN  Radio Taiwan Internat, S=4-5 weak at 09.53 UT.
          Rather now CNR2 Bussiness Radio channel these days.
15295even CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 07.45 UT on Jan 26.
          20 kHz wideband audio visible. At S=9+10dB level against
          TWN  SOH Chinese co-channel.
15340even CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 06.06 UT on Jan 26.
          20 kHz wideband audio signal. At S=9+15dB level against
15340even TWN  SOH Chinese rather S=5-6 underneath at same time.
15465even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal of S=9+25dB, 20 kHz wideband audio seen
          at 09.50 UT against co-ch Radio Taiwan Internat in Japan.
15489.997 CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 06.03 UT on Jan 26.
          At S=9+10dB level against
15490even TJK  RFA AGM Tibetan language sce from Orzu relay
          Dushanbe Tajikistan site scheduled in database, scheduled
          at 06-07 UT.
15559.997 CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 05.55 UT on Jan 26.
          CNR1 ID signet heard exact at 05.57 UT.
          At S=9+15dB level against
15560even THA  RFA AGM Tibetan language sce from Udorn Thani eastern
          Thailand relay site near skip zone on SDR RX, scheduled
          at 05-06 UT, 05.59 UT time pips and sign-OFF sharp.
15570even CHN  CNR11 program in Tibetan, nice local music performance of
          Tibetan lady singer. S=9+10dB in remote SDR rx in eastern
          Thailand, 07.04 UT on Jan 25. 14 kHz wideband audio block.
15710even CHN  CNR6 Hakka service from Beijing bcast center #491.
          S=9+5dB mx singer program at 05.54  & 07.40 UT on Jan 26.
          20 kHz wideband audio block.
15800even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal, S=6-7 at 09.44 UT.
15800.165 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=7 at 07.02 UT on Jan 25, 05.51 on Jan 26.
15817-15837 kHz OTHR S=8 at 07.30 UT on Jan 26.
15869.938 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=6 at 05.50 UT on Jan 26.
15870even CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 06.59 UT sign-OFF Jan 25.
          Tested ON and OFF switch at 07.32 UT on Jan 26, S=9+25dB
          Powerhouse, 20 kHz wideband signal. 15870.009 at 07.39 UT
15920.002 CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 05.46 UT Jan 26. S=9
          20 kHz wideband signal.
15939.932 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=6 signal at 05.41 UT on Jan 26.
15940even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal against TWN  SOH services, noted
          at 05.40 UT on Jan 26, S=9+20dB signal strength.
          20 kHz wideband signal.
15970even CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 05.38 UT on Jan 26,
          S=9+5dB signal, 20 kHz wideband powerful signal, and
15969.899 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=5-6 at 05.34 & 07.28 UT on Jan 26.

16100.003 CHN  CNR1 jamming signal of S=9 at 06.56 UT on Jan 25 and 26.
16160.087 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=7 at 06.54 UT on Jan 25. 07.26 UT Jan 26.
16249.730 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=7-8 at 09.13 UT.
16250even CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 07.24 UT on Jan 26
          S=9+20dB signal.
16299.821 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=8   at 05.34 UT on Jan 26. Vary fq.
16600.118 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=5-6 at 05.33 UT on Jan 26.
          And accompanied by poor
16600even CHN  CNR1 jamming signal same time; but S=9 at 07.18 UT.
16680even CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 07.16 UT on Jan 26
          S=8-9 signal.
16789.868 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=6 at 07.14 UT on Jan 26.
16900.060 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=6 at 06.48 UT on Jan 25.
16940-16960 kHz OTHR S=8 at 06.49 UT on Jan 25.
16979.977 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=6-7 at 07.12 UT on Jan 26.
16990.008 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=5-6 at 06.46 UT on Jan 25 and 26.
17150.060 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=9+5dB at 07.10 UT on Jan 26.
17170even CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 05.22 UT on Jan 26
          S=7 signal.
17174.997 CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 06.43 UT on Jan 25
          S=9+20dB, 20 kHz broadband audio powerful.
17189-17212 kHz OTHR S=8 at 06.40 UT on Jan 25.
17440.232 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=9+5 at 06.37 UT Jan 25, 07.08 UT Jan 26.

17660.004 CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 06.33 UT on Jan 25 and 26,
          20 kHz wideband powerful signal, and
17660even MRA  RFA AGM Chinese language sce from Tinian island scheduled
          at 03-07 UT, but underneath jamming, noted in eastern Thailand
          remote SDR rx post.
17760even CHN  CNR1 mainland jamming noted at 06.26 UT on Jan 25.
          CNR1 ID signet heard exact at 06.30 UT.
          At S=9+10dB level against
17759.995 MRA  RFA AGM Chinese language sce from Tinian island scheduled
          at 06-07 UT, 06.31 UT Jan 25 in eastern Thailand remote SDR rx.
17770 DRM mode from CHN  CNR1 at Dongfang, Hainan Island bcast center.
          3E8 call sign read, S=9+25dB level at 07.31 UT.
18180.309 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=8   at 06.24 UT.
18182.012 TWN  UNID stn,    S=4   at 06.22 UT.
18243.076 TWN  UNID stn,    S=4   at 06.01 UT.
18304.140 TWN  UNID stn,    S=4   at 05.59 UT.
18365.204 TWN  UNID stn,    S=4   at 06.19 UT.
18487.319 TWN? UNID stn,    S=4   at 05.57 UT.
18899.685 TWN? UNID stn,    S=4   at 05.17 UT on Jan 26.
18914.786 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=4   at 05.51 UT.
18969.937 TWN  SOH Chinese, S=6   at 05.50 UT on Jan 25.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 23 / 24 / 25 / 26)


* old Malayan Communist Party Radio station of the 70ties
in Yunnan Shalang:
 5110 kHz           Voice of the People of Burma.
 6034 and  9423 kHz Voice of the People of Thailand.
11830 and 15790 kHz Voice of Malayan Revolution from Yunnan.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 23)

Studio DX 865 - 26/01/20

Obiettivo DX 865 - 26/01/20

Agenda DX 26/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
BBC R. Blackburn, Gran Bretagna 1485 Khz (1971)
Radio Maputo, Mozambico 3210 Khz (1986)
WIPR, Puerto Rico 940 Khz (1948)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa Nazionale in Australia
Festa della Repubblica in India

sabato 25 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 25, 2020

** CUBA. 13838, 13769, 13631, 13562, 13492 approx., Jan 25 at 1439, spurblobs out of 13700-AM. No intelligible programodulation except a trace of music & talk on 13769. If they are going to spray all over the band, least they could do would be to make them listenable in the FM mode. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH. 1566, Jan 25 at 1348, JBA carrier looping NW, so FEBC Jeju again seems no longer to be making beamswitch by 1345 from Japanese to Chinese; is there no longer a language change either? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 9350, Sat Jan 25 at 2145, usual VG non-squealy signal from this WWCR during `Encore` classical music hour from Radio Tumbril. Playlist for 25/1 is already up: https://www.tumbril.co.uk/playlists Now must be the Paul Hillier, penultimately. Otherwise occupied now, I`ll try to catch the full hour repeat UT Monday at 0100-0200 on WBCQ when surely I will have to hear 7490v via webcast only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7341-USB, Sat Jan 25 at 1517 obviously a Civil Air Patrol net from the colourful tactical calls, checkins seemingly managed by YL NCS Starfish 39, but does not always give own call, rather trying to copy and utter calls of others, often unsuccessful without a relay even when I can hear them; such as: Tornado 41, Red Cloud 13, Bluebird 29, etc., etc. Up against 7340-AM RHC, but so weak here not a problem, altho could be further east and/or south. By their prefixes, these four must respectively emit from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, but individual call identities are surely top-secret. Each transmission ends with auto-beep, no overing required.

BTW, the paramilitary CAP has been recruiting in the Enid area:

https://www.enidnews.com/news/local_news/civil-air-patrol-seeking-new-members-youth-and-adult-in/article_73a29f81-5fa6-5b14-a375-af16c4a88a08.html

Strangely enough, nothing is said in this long article about playing radio. I think unlike MARS, you don`t have to be a ham for starters (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports: ``Fair signal of World of Radio #2018 and Shortwave Radiogram #136 on January 25: 1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat World of Radio#2018 and 1330-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat Shortwave Radiogram #136``.

Around 2100 UT I check numerous KiwiSDRs in eastern USA for 1860 WA0RCR with WOR, but not a bit of it, even in Illinois. Last night I was hearing heavy CW mostly below 1860, so another contest will likely still be a QRM problem for Next:

0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1901 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. John Carver replies to my WBCQ 7490v AAAWWW report Jan 25:

``Glenn, In reference to your comment about the novelty tune before AAWWW started. That originated with TimTron and is played when there is a problem with his internet feed connecting. I don't know how it is triggered as if his feed isn't connecting he can't send anything. At any rate it is a snippet of some sort of ethnic music folk song done by a youngish female that Tim has slowed down to sound as it does. Could be Hungarian or Gypsy or something. At any rate it's quite familiar to listeners of Area 51.

Several years ago I heard it played one time at normal speed on Area 51 and immediately recognized it. I wrote to Larry Will and asked about it. He replied with the story behind it and gave me a Wiki link to the story behind the tune and if I remember correctly it contained a link to the actual tune at normal speed. When I was finally able to boot the computer today I did a search through the headers of every message Larry has sent me since sometime in 2010 and couldn't find it based upon the subjects listed in the headers. I'm sure it's in there and someday I will go through and read every damn message but not till it's warmer in here. If you're really curious I suppose you could ask Larry Will if he remembers.

Sorry I could only give you a partial answer. I so wanted to send you the Wiki link so you could read it and possibly listen to the original. John`` Try searching on keywords like Hungarian, Gypsy, ethnic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 25 at 0644, surprised to hear WEWN in English instead of Spanish --- not a momentary translation, but discussion of RCC politix. Earlier at 0224 I had a very weak signal on 5970, but could not be sure it were WEWN at all. What about 9385 which is supposed to be the overnight English channel? NO signal at 0645, but could be on and not propagating.

So is this another mistake, or a major change? WEWN SW is so insignificant that it`s hard to find anything about it on the EWTN website. But from our WOR Hitlist we get:

a program sked which will not load: https://www.ewtn.com/radio/download/Shortwave_Grid.pdf

This one https://www.ewtn.com/radio/frequency-guide is all in English including the Cuba/Latin America 12050 and 5970 frequencies, so looking at this you would never know they were ever in Spanish!

For B-19, until March 29, 2020, it shows 15610 at 1900-2400 and 9385 at 0000-0900 both for W&CAf at 85 degrees and Beijing at 335 degrees: note, these are not 180 degrees opposite, so one transmitter split into two antennas, or two transmitters? Does the BJ beam apply only to 9385 hours? That is ambiguous as displayed. Latest HFCC as of Jan 20 shows both 00-09 9385 and 19-24 15610 on African 85-degree azimuth only; 12050 at 14-24 on 155 degrees, splitting difference between the claimed 150 and 160 on 5970. It also shows 11520 at 00-09 but we know that`s imaginary, alternative to 9385 but which was used in A-19. 9470 is also listed at 09-14, only this one really aimed toward China, prime time there but is it more propagable? and which Ivo has been observing as AWOL, not appearing on WEWN`s own schedule. 

The true azimuth of Beijing from Vandiver is more like 344 degrees! But 335 does cross eastern China, if the signal last over a very long and difficult near-polar path, which no one setting up a SW station in Alabama should have considered viable. In fact, I think reaching Asia from there was an afterthought, not an original target.

To Cuba/Latin America, 160 degrees at 00-14 on 5970; at 14-24, 150 degrees at 14-24. What`s the point of a 10-degree difference in azimuth?

150 is aimed to eastern Cuba and across S America exiting near Porto Alegre, Brasil. 

160 is aimed to western Cuba and across the Andes, exiting S America between Mar del Plata and Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

So has 12050 switched to English too as implied on the sked? It`s JBA Jan 25 at 1744 check, can`t tell language. Well audible at Bogotá SDR and yes, still in Spanish with rote rosary. Never mind JC; Do Mary or God ever tire of hearing that? Why not? Do they monitor RCM in particular for self-gratification, or avoid it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Jan 25 from 15 to 17 UT, I can`t help but notice that the big four commercial TV broadcast networx, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, as via their OKC affiliates, are all broadcasting live the Republican side of the Trump Trial --- which they were NOT doing the previous days from the Democrats! Leaving that who-cares to PBS and cable networx. Not in daytime and certainly not in primetime! We shall see what happen on Monday daytime when acting president Drumpf`s liars get down to business. Of course, regular network programming on Saturday mornings is more dispensable, mostly E/I stuff for kids and nature enthusiasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Sigh - another typo correxion to one of the frequencies: 783, of course, not 782; fixed:

Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 25 at 0251-0259: 531, 549, 576, 612, 621(2), 639, 693, 711, 774(2), 783, 819, 837(2), 855(2), 882*, 891, 909, 999, 1026, 1053, 1089, 1098, 1107, 1116, 1125, 1215(2), 1305, 1341, 1413(2), 1575. *882 strongest with some audio, singing, probably BBC Wales. (2) = at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6990-LSB, Jan 25 at 1437, 2-way net in language, sometimes melodic, maybe Indonesian, like we used to hear when 11.4-11.5 MHz propagated; this frequency was also occupied at earlier times by a closer performer with prolonged aaaahhhhhs, guessing Japanese as last reported a year ago in http://w4uvh.net/dxld1903.txt Also heard a bit of that this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 2159 UT January 25

Media & Tech - 25/01/2020

Shortwave reception from Sofia January 23-25

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Shortwave reception from Sofia January 23-25. Videos can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

CHINA   Frequency changes of CNR1 in DRM mode eff.from January 19
0400-0800 NF 13810 KUN 030 kW / 032 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 17800
0800-1100 NF 13810 KUN 030 kW / 032 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 15180
New frequency 15180 kHz is not registered in HFCC B-19 Database!!

CUBA   Reception of Radio Habana Cuba & Radio Rebelde in 60mb on January 23
till 0600 on  5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish R.Habana Cuba, fair
from 0600 on  5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba English R.Habana Cuba, fair
from 0630 on  5025 BAU 050 kW / non-dir to CSAm Spanish Radio Rebelde, fair

GERMANY   Missionswerk Friedensstimme MWF via MBR Nauen on January 25:
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat, fair/good

GERMANY(non)   Radio Waves International RWI via Channel 292, January 25
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Fre Sat, fair signal
The next week Radio Waves International RWI will be on air on January 29
0800-2000 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Fre Wednesday & also
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Fre Sat as scheduled

GERMANY(non)   Radio City The Station of the Cars via Channel 292 on January 25
1000-1100 on 6070 6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German 4th Sat, good signal

GERMANY(non)   From the Isle of Music via Channel 292, January 25
1200-1300 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Spa Sat, fair

GERMANY(non)   HCJB -  Voice of The Andes via MBR Nauen on January 25:
1529-1601 on  9500 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Russian Sat, very good
1601-1629 on  9500 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Chechen Sat, weak/fair

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece in 31mb, January 23
0753&0757 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3.
*Arabic/Serbian news and transmitter switches off at 0801UT

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on January 23:
0940-0946 on  9540 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, very good

ROMANIA(non)   Radio City The Station of the Cars via Saftica on January 25:
0900-1000 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, fair/good signal

SECRETLAND(non)   SPL Secretbrod relay again wrong program of IRRS SW, January 25
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Mx/En Sat, good signal instead at
same time on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat Radio Warra Wangeelaati
Something`s always wrong at SPL Secretbrod transmitting station, again other prgr

THAILAND   HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service in 16mb, January 23:
1000-1100 on 17630 UDO 250 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Thai, fair signal

USA   Fair signal of WHRI Angel 1 in 25mb on January 23
from 0859 on 11825 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English

USA   Fair signal of World Wide Christian Radio WWCR-3 & 2 in 60/49mb, January 23:
from 0659 on  4840 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English WWCR-3 Brother HySTAIRical
from 0700 on  5935 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English WWCR-2 University Network.

USA   Fair signal of World of Radio#2018 and Shortwave Radiogram#136 on January 25:
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat World of Radio#2018 and
1330-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat Shortwave Radiogram#136


--

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 L'Approfondimento - 25/01/2020

Propagation News – 26 January 2020

This week saw a decline in sporadic E conditions on 10m. This may be due to a repositioning of the jet stream or just the end of the winter sporadic E season, but more of that in the VHF section.
On the face of it, last week saw the Sun behaving itself, with zero sunspots. But look a little closer and it has actually been quite active. Two solar events were launched off the Sun’s surface, one on Sunday, the 19th, which was preceded by an X-ray solar flare, the other from a coronal hole on Monday, the 21st. There was a slight increase in the solar wind at times this week due to the coronal hole’s solar wind stream. This pushed the Kp index to three.

Next week, NOAA predicts the solar flux index will remain around 72, with mainly settled geomagnetic conditions. The Kp index is predicted to remain around two, at least until 1 February when an unsettled region of the Sun rotates back into view.

The most interesting propagation this week has been on the low bands, notably Top Band and 80 metres. Derek, G3RAU reports on the CDXC reflector that he worked Mexico on 80m at 0900UTC, while Chris, G3SJJ worked NA5G in Louisiana on 160m at 0745UTC. Victor, G3JNB reports working JT5DX in Mongolia on 80m in the late evening. The JT5 station has also been active on 160 metres.



This really is an optimum time of year for low band DXing, so keep an eye on 160, 80 and 40 metres, especially around dawn for DX from the west. The DX net around 3.795MHz every morning is always a good test of your station’s 80m DX capabilities.

VHF and up:
It’s goodbye to the high pressure as we go through this weekend and the Atlantic weather systems start to move in from the west. This will set up a very unsettled period of weather again during most of the week with strong winds, especially in the north, but also in southern areas at times.

As for propagation, there should be some GHz bands rain scatter options as squally fronts cross the country, and from scattered showers in the unstable westerly flow which follows the cold fronts.

Although high pressure remains over the southern half of the continent, it will be well out of reach from most of the UK and tropo is unlikely to be a feature of propagation this week.

It’s always just possible for out of season sporadic E, and the jet stream over the UK is likely to strengthen again next week. If this were high summer it would be a very positive steer, but in mid-winter it’s not a good prospect, except perhaps for paths to Scandinavia and the Baltic if you are really lucky.

Moon declination is rising this week, going positive on Thursday. Apogee is on Thursday, so it is not a great week for EME due to high path losses. 144MHz sky noise is low.

There are no major meteor showers this week so continue to look for random QSOs in the early morning around dawn. (rsgb.org)

The K7RA Solar Update

No sunspots appeared over this reporting week (January 16-22) and on January 22 Spaceeweather.com reported currently the consecutive period of spotless days is 11. But all recent sunspots have had Cycle 25 polarity.

Average daily solar flux reported in last week’s bulletin was 72.5, and this week it was 71.2.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5.6 to 4.1, and the middle latitude A index changed from 3.7 to 3.

Predicted solar flux is 71 on January 24-31, 72 on February 1-5, 71 on February 6-20, 72 on February 21 to March 3, 71 on March 4, and 70 on March 5-8.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on January 24-31, 10 on February 1-5, 5 on February 6-27, 10 on February 28 to March 3, and 5 on March 4-8.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period January 24-February 19, 2020 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH.

Geomagnetic field will be
quiet on: January 29-30, February 6-9, 13-16
quiet to unsettled on: January 24-28, February 1, 4-5, 10-11, 18-19
quiet to active on: (January 31, February 2-3, 12, 17)
unsettled to active on: no days
active to disturbed: no days

Solar wind will intensify on: January 24, February 2 (-3,) 6-7,
12-13, 18-19

Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.
The predictability of changes is lower again.

David Moore sent this article, “"Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes": https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200117122105.htm

The latest video from WX6SWW: https://bit.ly/2RY4HLZ

On January 21, G4KSG told me that two days earlier using a dipole at 30 feet he heard both sides of a EA3/JA7 QSO at 0900 UTC on 20 meters, but he did not specify the mode.

From Jeff, N8II: “Weather is very warm here after 4 inches of wet snow and 3 cold days this week, currently about 52 degrees F at 9 PM; 66 degrees tomorrow!

“I took down a 40-meter quad loop antenna today that performed poorly compared to my 80-meter dipole fed with ladder line. It took a while to remove all of the wire wrapped with stiff heavy wire at the insulators to prevent slippage and untie tight knots. I will put up a 40-meter dipole with higher average height.

“In the past month my band-slot totals have increased considerably, about 1950 slots since January 2017 as I recall counting the same country on CW and SSB on the same band as two slots. Very few DXpeditions were active, but activity and low-band conditions were good over the Christmas season. A UK group at ZC4UW in the British bases on Cyprus was active with over 25,000 contacts, but good for only 1 slot as ZC4A was on the air another year."

When there are no sunspots, 160 meters seems to improve, probably because of lower associated geomagnetic activity. In fact, geomagnetic activity is recently nearly non-existent. This weekend is the CQ World-Wide 160-meter CW contest. See details at https://www.cq160.com/rules.htm


Note the low geo-activity toward the end of 2019:

ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2019Q4_DGD.txt

Compared to 2015:

ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2015_DGD.txt

Note October 29-30, 2003!

ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2003_DGD.txt

Check this bulletin from back then:

http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive/ARLP044/2003

Be sure to check out the SSN/flux values for that week!


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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/.

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Sunspot numbers for January 16 through 22, 2020 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0, with a mean of 0. 10.7 cm flux was 71.8, 70.1, 71.3, 71.8, 71.2, 70.5, and 71.9, with a mean of 71.2. Estimated planetary A indices were 5, 3, 4, 3, 2, 6, and 6, with a mean of 4.1. Middle latitude A index was 4, 2, 3, 2, 2, 4, and 4, with a mean of 3.

Glenn Hauser logs January 24-25, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Jan 25 at 0152, surprised to hear English on WRMI instead of RAE Spanish, which I had not checked earlier to confirm from 0100; and the English is SMTV! What`s it doing here now? Supposed to run 2100-0100 only on 5800, skedgrid still showing RAE at 01-02. Perhaps like last week we shall have another chance to hear actualidaddx.com.ar 48 hours later on UT Monday. SMTV is also on 5950 at 0223 check about animal welfare in Canada, Costa Rica, alfabetically. 5800 off at 0200, and 9395 then a JBA carrier when RAE should run in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 4748 & 4782 approx., Jan 25 at 0236, wide spurblobs +/- ~17 kHz out of 4765 Radio Progreso which itself is overmodulated / distorted at S9+30. In FM mode tuning the spurs, there is a trace of the music as on 4765. Both spurs are QRMing CODAR! Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRAN. 6090, Jan 25 at 0123, seems Spanish, ME music, VP, i.e. VIRI as scheduled 2350-0250; EiBi shows one //, 7230, but only the first sesquihour to 0120, so too late to check that as confirmation. Anguilla off tonight, and no sign of Brazuguese, defunct Radio Bandeirantes. By 0225 recheck, VP but definitely in Spanish. Cuts off the air at 0250:15.5* as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, Jan 24 at 1520 UT, as I am trying to listen to KWOU from Woodward, instead hear Oasis Network with echo, so not only the closest, KMSI Moore 0/50 kW vertical only, but also KDMI Coweta-Tulsa, 100/100 kW. The WTFDA FM Database does not show that these two are // and both relaying KNYD 90.5, altho both with Oasis Network. KMSI alone is the usual nemesis for KWOU. No significant tropo on the map (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, UT Sat Jan 25 at 0017, VOT is still on, in German bonus broadcast; if unlikely to happen two nights in a row, maybe KBC will be unscathed 24 hours later from Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: confirmed first Northern/Western Hemisphere SWBC, Friday January 24 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, vs heavy Cuban jamming: it varies some with WRMI fading up to better audibility but jamming does not fully abate; by 2326 we are fairly audible. 

Meanwhile this week I quickly check a bunch of KiwiSDRs, to find out how bad the situation is elsewhere; Chile & Uruguay: JBA without much jamming; Buenos Aires: fair but noisy; Pardinho/SP Brasil: F-G over jamming; Bogotá VG with no jamming audible --- should be best on the azimuth at first hop; Rockport, Maine: VG at WA2ZKD/1, the only N American one checked, certainly better than here: no signal in South Africa, Australia or China; Europe unchecked since plenty of other opportunities there later on 7780 or 15770; or 7290.

WOR 2018 also confirmed UT Saturday January 25 at 0130 via UTwente SDR: 7780 good; 5850 JBA; 5010 zilch; here: 7780 poor S8-S9; 5850 S9+30; 5010 S8-S9+10 but sounds much weaker than 5850. Next:

1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1901 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5850, Jan 25 at 0200 right after WOR, WRMI with VORW, John Jurasek explaining that he`s recovering from dental work so running some repeat shows; like I heard one recently, admittedly months old. See also ARGENTINA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.2v, UT Sat Jan 25 at 0100, WBCQ ID interrupts FKB gospel huxter, but instead of WTO, a couple minutes of novelty nonsense singing; then 0102 WBCQ canned ID again, and WTO theme, but no A&A again this week, rather TimTron substituting from 0103 confirming off the bat that this is live on Jan 24, YOOL 2020; wish AW would do that instead of burying the date somewhere in the middle. Says this is on 7490 (only), using his own microphonium from the secret squirrel studio in Skow-town; says something flu-like has been infesting WBCQ staff at Monticello, and he himself feels unwell, hope not resurgence of Lyme disease; then into death of Bigelow-chat. Over to John Carver for a fuller report:

``No readable signal tonight on 7490. Program started two minutes late on 5130 and was hosted by TimTron. Tim said they were only broadcasting on 7490 but I'm listening on 5130. Said he was asked to host the show last weekend but wasn't feeling up to it. Is fearful that his Lyme disease is flaring up. Mourning the death of his neighbor's cat that he dealt with since at least 2002. He played a song that his wife, Marcie, wrote about the cat. He did say that the part on the SS transmitter that broke has been removed and sent to the manufacturer to be inspected. He also talked about the 7490 transmitter and the problems they've had with it. A problem with the blower and the blower switch and the blower interlock. I can only copy 7490 here in the afternoons and it's usually gone by 2300 to 2330 hours. Major repairs will have to wait till warm weather and Tim feeling better. Then into some music.

Some talk about the state of propagation as there was last week. Consensus was the same as last week, dismal. He did state that 5130 was about the only frequency that worked reasonably well in these conditions. Then a plea for people to create a show and get on the air at WBCQ. Then into some more music.

At 0155 the nonstop top of the hour IDs started once again and continued to the top of the hour. I have mentioned this twice to people at the station and the last time Allan was on the air doing this program Pirate Joe mentioned it to him also. John, Mid-North Indiana``

I do check at 0133 to find 5130 is on with music like 7490+ ATM, but VP. Cursory confirmation of no sigs from other WBCQs: 9330, 6160v, 3265v (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** U S A [and non]. 1090, Jan 24 at 0702 UT, ToH dead air from KAAY LR causes minimal interference to XEAU Monterrey in Spanish, and almost 800 kW from 1089 Talksport UK het.

1090, Jan 25 at 0301.5 UT, ``AM 1090 KAAY`` illegal ID and dead air until gospel music resume at 0305.0; meanwhile nothing but XEAU and 1089 UK het can be heard. So does KAAY provide a dead air news hole at top of every hour? And no one cares or notices at 700 Wellington Hills Road (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 24 from 0702 after hearing a big het on 1090 KAAY from 1089 UK: 1098, 1107, 1116, 1125, 1215, 1305(2); 1053, 1044, 909, 891, 774(2), 693 -- but none lower as sunrise is nigh across W Europe and this fadeout will of course become earlier and earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 25 at 0251-0259: 531, 549, 576, 612, 621(2), 639, 693, 711, 774(2), 782, 819, 837(2), 855(2), 882*, 891, 909, 999, 1026, 1053, 1089, 1098, 1107, 1116, 1125, 1215(2), 1305, 1341, 1413(2), 1575. *882 strongest with some audio, singing, probably BBC Wales. (2) = at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0436 UT January 25