domenica 17 febbraio 2019

Media & Tech - 17/02/2019

BBC WS on unscheduled 17780 kHz, WTWW testing 15810 kHz on Feb.17

U.K.(non)   Unscheduled frequency of BBC via ENC-DMS Ascension on Feb.17:
0800-1500/1600/1700 on 17780 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English WS, good

USA   Test transmission of WTWW-3 We Transmit World Wide on Feb.17
from 1343 on 15810 TWW 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English, weak/fair
--
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

SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.16 part 2

ARMENIA(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio India via CJSC Yerevan, Feb.16
1500-1560 on  7550 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Hindi/English Sat/Sun, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_17.html

FRANCE(non)   From the several weeks no signal of Voice of Amara Radio via Issoudun:
1700-1800 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Mon/Wed/Sat-probably deleted
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/from-several-weeks-no-signal-of-voice.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Koode Radio International via TDF Issoudun on Feb.16
1900-1930 on  7265 ISS 100 kW / 175 deg to WCAf Nigerian Fulfulde, good signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-koode-radio-international_17.html

GERMANY(non)   All transmissions of Gospel For Asia/Athmeeya
Yatrahe Radio via Media Broadcast Nauen are cancelled again:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/all-transmissions-of-gospel-for-asia.html

GERMANY(non)   Changes of Hamburger Lokalradio relays on 6190/9485 kHz CUSB:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/changes-of-hamburger-lokalradio-relays.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen on Feb.16:
1430-1500 on 11900 NAU 250 kW / 102 deg to SoAs English Sat, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_17.html

GERMANY(non)   HCJB Voice of The Andes in Russian via MBR Nauen on Feb.16
1529-1629 on  9500 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Russian/Chechen Sat, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/hcjb-voice-of-andes-in-russian-via-mbr_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Nauen on Feb.16
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Dandal Kura Radio International via MBR Issoudun, Feb.16
1800-1900 on  9770 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-dandal-kura-radio_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Moosbrunn on Feb.16:
1830-2000 on  9715 MOS 100 kW / 115 deg to N/ME English Sat, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_62.html

NUMBERS STATION   Fair signal of S06s Russian Man in 41mb, Feb.16
1900-1911 on  7309 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fair-signal-of-s06s-russian-man-in-41mb.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S06s Russian Man in 60mb, Feb.16
2000-2011 on  5091 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-s06s-russian-man-in-60mb.html

PHILIPPINES   Very good signal of FEBC Manila on Feb.16
2300-0100 on 12070 IBA 100 kW / 330 deg to EaAs Chinese
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/very-good-signal-of-febc-manila-on-feb16.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey on wrong 5970 kHz in English on Feb.16
2130-2220 on  5970 EMR 500 kW / 290 deg to WeEu English, instead of
2130-2220 on  9610 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to SEAs English as scheduled
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/trt-voice-of-turkey-on-wrong-5970-khz.html

TURKEY   Unscheduled transmission of TRT Voice of Turkey on Feb.16
2230-2255 on  5970 EMR 500 kW / 290 deg to WeEu Italian, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/unscheduled-transmission-of-trt-voice.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ndarason International via ENC-DMS Ascension on Feb.16
from 1800 on 12050 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf French, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/radio-ndarason-international-via-enc_17.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Radio Akhbar Mufriha via ENC-DMS Woofferton, Feb.16:
2100&2115 on  7300 WOF 250 kW / 170 deg to NoAf Tachelhit/Arabic, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-akhbar-mufriha-via.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Radio Akhbar Mufriha via ENC-DMS Ascension, Feb.16
2145-2215 on  9530 ASC 250 kW / 027 deg to WeAf Hassinya Thu-Tue, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-akhbar-mufriha-via_17.html

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 1 on Feb.16:
2200-2400 on  7335*HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat/Sun, good signal
* co-ch same  7335 BJI 100 kW / 255 deg to EaAs Chinese China Nat.Radio-2:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio_17.html

USA   Reception of Hobart Radio International via WRMI-1 on Feb.16
2330-2400 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat, good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-hobart-radio-international.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

Log Roberto Pavanello

783 13/2 18.00 COPE - Barcelona SS ID e programma por El dia de la radio buono
801 11/2 18.45 R.N.E. R.1 - Girona Catalano NX reg. Catalunya buono
990 11/2 23.02 R. Bilbao - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
990 16/2 10.15 Z100 - Milano IT MX buono
1026 16/2 17.30 R. Tabriz - Farsi NX buono
1035 16/2 17.35 R. Eli - Tartu Russo predica buono
1368 11/2 21.45 Manx R. - Douglas EE MX buono
1584 15/2 17.45 RDE - Trieste IT MX buono
1633 13/2 23.10 R. Spakenburg - Dutch ID e MX buono
4810 16/2 17.10 R. Armenia - Yeravan Turco MX buono
4885 16/2 23.30 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP calcio suff.
5010 16/2 17.15 AIR - Thirunvananthapuram Hindy MX suff.
5010 16/2 23.40 WRMI - Miami SS predica buono
5140 16/2 17.05 R. Charleston Int. - EE ID e MX buono
6070 16/2 09.40 Easy Listening - EE MX buono
6205 16/2 17.00 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
6276 10/2 13.55 R. Werners Schlagerwelt Tedesco ID e MX buono
6281 10/2 13.40 R. Studio Renaldo - Dutch MX buono
9610 17/2 10.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Studio DX 816 - 17/02/19

Obiettivo DX 816 - 17/02/19

Agenda DX 17/02/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Camoa, Cuba (1972)
La Voz del Altiplano, Perù 5816 Khz (1957)
Radio Universo Saposoa, Perù 6815 Khz (1985)
Radio Mundo, Perù 5083 Khz (1984)
Radio Comercial, Rep. Dominicana 1010 Khz (1958)

sabato 16 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 16, 2019

** AUSTRALIA. 5055, Feb 16 at 1225, JBA carrier presumed 4KZ, but as usual nothing detectable on 5045-LSB, where WORLD OF RADIO should be running on Unique Radio this alternate Saturday; next: March 2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4885, Feb 16 at 0702, R. Clube do Pará is S9+10, as the best ZY signal on 60m is even better than usual; hyper DJ and music on ``Madrugada`` show, NOT for the dozing at 4+ am local. With BFO there always seems to be a second slightly offset undersignal, presumably the other ZY if not later Korea South.

DST in Brasil ends Feb 17; not including Pará which is on UT-3 yearound. Here`s a useful map showing DST/non-DST areas. DST observed roughly in the southern (not eastern) half: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/brazil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5910, Feb 16 at 0357, Chinese/English les from CRI relay, S9+20 but suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 16 at 0700, S9+10/20 of dead air, implying that this frequency missing for a couple of weeks may have been back for the 05-07 English bihour. Maybe 6100 will also succeed for Esperanto 24 hours later? 6000 carrier also still on with samehum, while 6165 & 6060 are already off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Feb 16 at 1400, I copy the complete RHC frequency announcement: now closing 11950 and 6150 (but 11950 was already off as I tuned by it); continuing until 1600 on: 15140, 11760, 9535, 9640, 13700. In that disorder, and that`s all, NOT mentioning 13780 and 15230 where it is also still running past 1506! Nor mentioning the FM and non-FM spurs out of 13700 and 15140, but not much of them today, only traces circa 14969, 15168, 15311. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [non]. 9540, Sat Feb 16 at 0500, no signal in OK, from the new clandestine/target broadcast Radio Sinit for Eritrea, as first reported in WRTH Update, but I am getting it well via UTWente SDR, all talk so far at 0507; I remind WOR iog that it`s time for their only weekly broadcast, as first reported here:

``RADIO SINIT ERITREA (NEW ENTRY)
E: info@radiosinit.net
W: www.radiosinit.net; www.facebook.com/RadioSinit
Winter Schedule 2018-2019
Arabic Days Area kHz
0530-0600 .....s. ERI 9540iss
Tigrinya Days Area kHz
0500-0530 .....s. ERI 9540iss
(WRTH Update Feb 4 via WORLD OF RADIO 1969, DXLD) Sinit --- first news of this one (gh)

FRANCE, New clandestine via TDF Issoudun - Radio Sinit Eritrea
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/new-clandestine-broadcast-via-tdf.html
(Ivo Ivanov, SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.7, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

0500-0600 on  9540 ISS 250 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Tigrinya/Arabic SatПубликувано от Observer в 4:26 PM (via DXLD)``

But no one replies as having monitored it directly or indirectly, just me for the rest of the hour:

0508 OM speech; 0511 mention al-Qa`ida; 0515 HOA music and YL talk; 0517 vocal HOA music; 0525 OM talk; 0527 instrumental music; 0529 YL announcement, music, mention of Eritrea; 0530 switch to Arabic, ID, long speech; 0545 mix including several long YL IDs, 0547 song, 0551 ID and more speech; 0556 mentions Phoenix, Arizona, and many mentions of Amerikiya; 0558* cuts off air incomplete.

I could not make out any ID during the Tigrinya half; more familiar Arabic, something like ``huna idhaat al watan eritrea`` which google approx. translates as ``Here are the sermons of the homeland of Eritrea``; and some longer YL IDs with more words in them.

Meanwhile I try to find out more about it. Google translate does not extend to Tigrinya or even Oromo, so in case it`s similar I try Amharic for Sinit. It comes up with some words similar to sinit, but probably misleading: meaning drunkenness, seduxion, or stingy. No hits for Sinit in Arabic.

Then to the website WRTH provided. It has some English, and audio going back to their first broadcast on Dec 1, 2018, but no leads as to who`s behind it or what their mission may be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545, Sat Feb 16 at 1509, JBA music, HOA? Except for JBA 17615+ Saudi Arabia, it`s the OSOB: station I discovered a few weeks ago and rendered thus in Feb 4 WRTH Update:

``SOWT AL-SOMOOD (VOICE OF STEADFASTNESS) (EX ALSMOOD)
W: Audio files available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzTbHWHyuUo& 
(3rd party uploads.)
Revised complete schedule
Arabic Days Area kHz
1520-1600 .....s. ERI 17545iss
Tigrinya Days Area kHz
1500-1520 .....s. ERI 17545iss``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, Feb 16 at 1342, amid Mexican music, ``La Mexicana, 107.1``. So this remnant 50 kW XEHB from Hidalgo del Parral, is not even worth mentioning; but AM is to stay per IFT in the IRCA Mexican Log. It`s the best/only lowband XE propagating this long after 1318 LSR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6184.992, Feb 16 at 0023, XEPPM is S8-S9 but as usual very undermodulated with music; 0029 Spanish announcement; 0040 PSAs including Secretaría de Salud, plug a concert at 5pm in the Palacio de Bellas Artes; then some jazz. I`m rechecking it following this news from Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla in Mexico City, Feb 15:

``Hola Glenn, A partir de hoy, XEPPM Radio Educación onda corta 6185 kHz está haciendo pruebas con su antiguo transmisor Elcom Bauer con capacidad de 5 kW. Al parecer su transmisor de 10 kW está averiado.La escucho en estos momentos con un SINPO de 5. Saludos, Julián Santiago, Enviado desde mi iPad``

Says starting today it`s testing with old 5 kW transmitter. Apparently their 10 kW is out of order. But I find that it`s no better here than it had been before.

I had not measured 6185 precisely lately, but a sesquimonth ago it was on the plus side per Wolfgang Bueschel: ``6185.011, upper side of the channel now, R Educacion Mexico D.F. fluttery S=8-9 signal at 0311 UT on Dec 29, logs from Cape Canaveral Florida state``

Unless one or both transmitters vary more than this difference of 19 Hz, that might be a way to differentiate them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.95, Feb 16 at 0657, S9+20, VON IS of fluting and drumming, normally heard one hour earlier prior to Hausa at 0600. Unknown if they start an hour late, or is really interval before switching to Fulfulde or something at 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Sat Feb 16 at 1323 UT, local KGWA Enid found to be in dead air as I am doing JBA TP MW carrier bandscan, so no splatter on 954 or 963, but nil heard there. 

I also null 960 as much as possible, hearing only a trace of another station. By 1340, KGWA remodulates. O, how I long for the good ole days when KGWA often provided for months a ``Fox-hole``, 5 minutes of dead air at local midnight allowing me to accumulate a number of other 960 logs from as far away as Calgary straight thru KGWA (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125.0, Feb 16 at 0400, VOT timesignal and manages to modulate today! But opens with canned intro of WRONG English schedule for A-season, which even then was not entirely correct, as I previously noted. Poor S8-S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 12035.0, Feb 16 at 1403, VOT is blasted away by rather heavy stray(?) Cuban pulse jamming during what may have been Letterbox; gaining a bit later when only filling with music. 11815.0 Turkish is also not +0.7 kHz off-frequency today.

13685.716, Feb 16 at 1423, instead the Emirler shifter is here today for the end of the VOT Uighur hour, JBA carrier vs no WINB QRDRM since it`s Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1969 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 kHz CUSB on Feb.16
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_16.html
0731-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, fair/good``

WOR 1969 confirmed Saturday February 16 from about 1229:53 on WRMI 9955, thus overlapping World Music fill and no ID, VG S9+10/20

Not confirmed the Sat Feb 16 1531 on HLR 9485-CUSB: as usual inaudible here, nor at UTwente. Tried the Italy Kiwi SDR but it`s fully occupied by max 4 users at a time -- listening to me, I hope, hi. Next:

2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW 
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3264.9, Feb 16 at 0020, JBA carrier from WBCQ-4? or -5?

5130.49, UT Sat Feb 16 at 0059, WBCQ concluding the ``Far Right Radio Show`` (or was it ``Alt-Right``?), no ID and 0100 into march theme of weapons show ``from bare hands to AR-15``, S9 and getting louder now, ``Weapons Wednesday`` is apparently the title regardless of current DOW, with Mark & Don. 

So `Allan Weiner Worldwide` will not be on here, despite being better received than weakening VP primary 7490.18, while 9330 is inaudible, off? and 3264.9 still JBA carrier. The latter is totally useless here even during primetime; must be very low-powered.

AWWW starts barely audible on 7490.18v, enough to hear his first exclamation ``No more hamburgers!`` before fadeout. Usually the last ~10 minutes contain some station info, reading and replying to e-mail, some pirate info from FRW, so I bring up the webcast about 0150, and glean one tidbit of use: says ``3265`` is 24/7 like 9330. What could John H Carver hear? He mailed already at 0154:

``5130 is back to the militia. 7490 is too noisy to copy. No signal on 9330 but I find them on 3265. Noisy but able to copy; however that quickly changes. Allan and a very animated Angela in the studio discussing different forms of energy besides oil. Compares Elon Musk to Thomas Edison. Sounds like Tom Barna is in the studio with them but it's difficult to tell. Difficult to copy but they seem to be on the same topic. Allan announces that 3265 is running 24/7 for awhile. I'm receiving the signal at almost S3. At 0141 show becomes very difficult to copy and I lose the signal at 0146. John, Mid-North Indiana`` 

Only other reports of 3265v:

``Hi Glenn, Feb 15, noted for the first time a new signal on 3264.9, during my local morning, at 1058 & 1120, with faint music, but extremely weak; by 1207, too weak for any audio (only carrier). Ron Howard, California``

``USA WBCQ Monticello Maine, near New Brunswick Canada border line. 3264.912 --- x.917 unstable wandered upwards signal around 1058--1110 UT on Feb 16. Guitar pop music traced at NJ-US remote installation.S=9+20dB at peak reception much better closer to Maine/New Brunswick-CANADA [selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Feb 16 at 1446, this WRMI-1 is unusually on, poor with music. Transmission sked grid shows SMTV from 1400 only on Sundays but this is Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265V, Feb 16 at 1435, WINB carrier is *really* wobbling during gospel huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Feb 16 at 1440, huge S9+40/50 WWCR signal overloads my poor R75 unless I turn off preamps: 8880, I expect usual mixture with strongest local KCRC (7490+1390), but I also have weak // 7490 WWCR audio on 8210, which is 720 kHz above, and there is certainly no local signal there to mix. Possibly it`s a leapfrog over 7850-CHU, which is halfway between, 360 kHz above and below, but not very strong and cannot hear any timesignals on 8210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Sat Feb 16 at 1343 UT, ``Accentuate the Positive`` tune playing, 1345 Bible fund-raiser talk, 1346 ``Footsteps from TWR`` with Lauren Libby, president; says they use 230 languages, and shortwave listening is increasing, getting back in style (?); Xmas special on KTWR got good response from China, etc.; also plugs several-country coverage of hi-power AM without detailing Bonaire or Central Asia. Looping N/S, this is obviously via KMMJ Grand Island, Nebraska, 10.5 kW-limited sked. While now, and never do I hear one of my most-wanted Okies, 220-watt daytimer 750 KSEO Durant! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 13680, Sat Feb 16 at 1401, VOH Africa weekend-only transmission, `Your Weekend Show` with Bob Biermann musing about radio technology. (See also his comments in next DXLD about how there is no new crop of engineers coming along to replace those who know SW and AM). 13680 is good and fully readable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search Feb 16 from 1318: 747-NW, 702-WSW, 693-?, 594-?, 882-?, 972-NW, 1098-W, 1188-?, 1503-?; 1566-NW at 1327, the strongest and FEBC S Korea of course. Could not get DX-398 DF on some of the others, too weak and/or both FE and DU. 1566 seemed to have a second carrier causing very slow beat, maybe also WSW, but a 5 kW from Victoria would be unlikely; how about 200 watts from Norfolk Island? Hi. Enid LSR today: 1318 UT, just when I started (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9777.8-USB, Feb 16 at 1432, 2-way in Spanish, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1927 UT February 16

SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.16

ARMENIA   All transmissions of Voice of Armenia on SW 4810 kHz are cancelled
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/all-transmissions-of-voice-of-armenia.html

FRANCE(non)   Unscheduled broadcast of NHK World Radio Japan via TDF Issoudun, Feb.16
1233-1303 on 15290 ISS 500 kW / 190 deg to WCAf Interval Signal in Japanese & English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/unscheduled-broadcast-of-nhk-world.html

GERMANY   Evangelische Missions Gemeinden EMG via MBR Nauen on Feb.16
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-evangelische-missions_16.html

GERMANY   Reception of Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR Nauen, Feb.16
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-missionswerk_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 kHz CUSB on Feb.16
0731-0800 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair/good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Waves International via Channel 292, Feb.16
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Ger/Ita Sat, good signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-waves-international_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via Channel 292, Feb.16
1200-1300 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English/Spanish Sat, good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Brother HySTAIRical via MBR Nauen vs. PBS Xinjiang, Feb.16
1400-1600 on  6015*NAU 100 kW / 270 deg to WeEu English, fair/good signal
* co-ch same  6015 URU 100 kW / non-dir to EaAs Kazakh PBS Xinjiang, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-brother-hystairical-via_16.html

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Feb.16:
0805-0807 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 & off
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420.html

GUAM   Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia in 31mb on Feb.16
1128-1158 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 350 deg to EaAs Jap/Eng Sat, fair
1230-1300 on  9910 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Sat, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_16.html

GUAM   Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia in 41mb on Feb.16
1317-1345 on  7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs English Sat, very good
1346-1515 on  7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs Korean Daily, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_11.html

NEW ZEALAND   Changes of Radio New Zealand Pacific on 9765/7330 kHz AM mode:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/changes-of-radio-new-zealand-pacific-on.html

PALAU(non)   WHRI T8WH Angel 5 relay Vision for Christ on Feb.16
1215-1230 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Korean Sat, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/whri-t8wh-angel-5-relay-vision-for.html

ROMANIA   Frequency changes of Radio Romania International in English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/frequency-changes-of-radio-romania.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of Radio City via RADIOCOM Săftica on Feb.16
0900-1000 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-city-via-radiocom.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of Mighty KBC Radio via SPL Secretbrod, Feb.16
1300-1400 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat, fair to good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-mighty-kbc-radio-via-spl_16.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey on very odd frequencies 11965.7 & 13685.7 kHz, Feb.16
1300-1325 on 11965.7 EMR 250 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Turkmen, instead of 11965 Feb.15
1330-1425 on 13685.7 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Uyghur, instead of 13685 Feb.15:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/voice-of-turkey-on-very-odd-frequencies_16.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Reception of BVBroadcasting via Tashkent on Feb.16:
1200-1230 on  9370 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Hindi Sat, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-via.html


--

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

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

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

The K7RA Solar Update

Another week passed with no sunspots, and as of February 14 it has been over two weeks since any sunspots were observed, the last on January 30. February 7 through 13 saw average daily solar flux decline from 71.1 to 70.4, compared to the previous seven days. Geomagnetic indices were lower, with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.6 to 8.1, and average mid-latitude A index going from 8 to 6.1. Lower geomagnetic activity is generally good for HF propagation.

Predicted solar flux over the next 45 days is 70 on February 15-21, 72 on February 22-25, 71 on February 26 through March 9, 70 and 71 on March 10-11, 72 on March 12-24, and 71 on March 25-31.

Predicted planetary A index is 12 and 8 on February 14-15, 5 on February 16-18, then 12, 20, 12 and 8 on February 19-22, 5 on February 23-26, then 12, 15, 15 and 10 on February 27 through March 2, 5 on March 3-4, then 8, 5, 8, 10, 8 and 5 on March 5-10, 8 on March 11-12, 5 on March 13-17, then 12, 20, 12 and 8 on March 18-21, 5 on March 22-25, 12 on March 26, 15 on March 27-28, 10 and 5 on March 29-30.

The prediction of solar flux always at 70 or above over the next 45 days is a positive sign for HF propagation, and the spring equinox returns on March 20, indicating gradually improving HF propagation.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period February 15 until March 13, 2019 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH.

Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on February 16-17, 24-26
Quiet to unsettled on February 18, 27, March 3-4, 6-7, 10-11
Quiet to active on February 15, 23, March 5, 8-9, 13
Unsettled to active on February 19, 22, March 1-2, 12
Active to disturbed on February 20 (- 21), 28

Solar wind will intensify on February (19,) 20-21, (22, 28) March (1-3, 6-9, 13). Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.

Jon Jones, N0JK, writes to us from Lawrence, Kansas, where he operates on 6 meters with a very modest antenna and low power: "A set of rare off season 6 meter Sporadic-E openings appeared on the evening of February 7, and again the morning of February 8.

“February 7 sporadic-E appeared suddenly on 6 meters starting around 2300z from W2, W3 to W4, and W4 to WØ.

“The next morning February 8, there was strong sporadic-E on 50 MHz across the eastern United States and Canada. NØLL (EM09) worked short Es (high MUF) to W4HLR (EM56) at 1450z. The opening finished around 1845z with K9MU (EN44) working VE1JF (FN74).

“The only months with less Sporadic-E than February in North America are:  March, September and October."

The latest video from Dr. Tamitha Skov, WX6SWW: https://youtu.be/H2jDNtUvZkI

Reader Ken Miller, K6CTW, has an interesting and informative article in the current February 2019 issue of Electric Radio magazine titled "DXing During Periods of Low Sunspot Activity." Ken and the publisher of Electric Radio have generously offered to share this article with our readers. For a PDF copy of the article, email a request to k7ra@arrl.net and title the message “K6CTW article.” If you would like to make a comment, email the author at k6ctw@earthlink.net.

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 February 7 through 13, 2019 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0, with a mean of 0. 10.7 cm flux was 70.2, 71.8, 70.3, 70, 69.9, 70.2, and 70.4, with a mean of 70.4. Estimated planetary A indices were 4, 9, 10, 6, 9, 6, and 13, with a mean of 8.1. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 3, 7, 6, 4, 7, 5, and 11, with a mean of 6.1.

Media & Tech - 16/02/2019

Log of yesterday Friday Febr 15 at 12.30 to 14.30 UT slot

9975.004 GUM  TWR Merizo Agana Guam, Vietnamese sce traced at remote
         Seoul Korea SDR unit, S=8 or -76dBm at 12.40 UT in KOR.

9949.810 IND  much odd fq AIR Delhi Kingsway sce in Burmese language,
         12.50 UT Febr 15. S=8 strength.

9919.980 PHL  FEBC Manila from Iba site, Bahnar language according Aoki
         Nagoya database list, S=9+20dB at 12.53 UT.

9910.002 GUM  TWR Merizo Agana Guam, Kok Borok language Fridays
         at 12.55 UT acc Aoki Nagoya list. S=8.

13775.016 ARS  SBA via MOCI Riyadh, Urdu language scheduled, on Febr 15
          heard at S=9+20dB level at 13.33 UT in Seoul Korea.

11874.976 AUS  Reach Beyond Australia (HCA) in Oriya language, 13.38 UT
          on Febr 15, S=6 poor signal level in South Korea remote SDR.

12025even AUS  Reach Beyond Australia (HCA) in Marathi language, 13.43 UT
          S=9+15dB strength in Seoul, Republic of {South} Korea.

9940.003 THA  Radio Thailand, Bangkok, via US IBB relay site at 13.45 UT
         in northeastern Thailand Udorn Thani. 13.00-14.00 UT.
         S=9+25dB in remote unit at Seol-KOR.

9910even ARM  CJSC Yerevan Gavar, TWR India relay, Hindi language, S=8
         at 13.48 UT in Seoul-KOR.

9884even TJK  Voice of Tibet Oslo via Dushanbe Yangi Yul-TJK relay,
         S=8-9 in Seoul-KOR, 13.50 UT Tibetan, but heard no jamming
         of CNR1/echo jammer from China mainland nearby adjacent
         even channels today.

9839.776 VTN  Much odd frequency signal measured at 13.54 UT, and
         was S8 stronger at 57degr antenna from Hanoi Son Tay site,
         compared to Indonesian azimuth at 177degr at 13.29 UT
         towards Indonesia in S=6 strength sidelobe signal.

9694.993 ARS  SBA via MOCI Riyadh, Pashto language scheduled,
         b u t  heard carrier and test tones only Febr 15.
         S=9+25dB noted in Moscow Russia and 4S7VK's Colombo
         Piliyandala Ceylon remote SDRs.
         Test tones of 1000 and 3000 Hertz appeared always in \\
         Aoki Nagoya database list show 14-16 UT schedule.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 16/02/2019

Wolfgang Bueschel log

NEW ZEALAND  One notices, the winter also goes to the end of the shortwave {northern} condition in the next 2 to 3 weeks, the spread on the long path will be over Pacific and Latin America from NZL to Europe to be close early in our European morning.

7330.006 kHz exact, just at 0945 UT I heard trumpet solo from Rangitaiki, now is at us fade-out and under the sward/threshold of the string only to suspect.

S=9+20dB in Cape Canaveral FL-US at 09.50 UT on febr 16.

In the afternoon, R NZi also transmits at 7330 KHz between 17 and 19 UT, but is sandwiched by two 500 kW 'sweethearts from Beijing and Urumqi China powerhouses'.

USA   7505.013  WRNO New Orleans CA, powerful S=9+25dB signal noted in NJ-US state remote unit, at 10.55 UT, 10.6 kHz wideband audio block, even in peaks at tremendous broad 2 x 20 kHz each sideband.

USA   WBCQ Monticello Maine, near New Brunswick Canada border line.

3264.912 ... x.917 unstable wandered upwards signal around 10.58 ... 11.10 UT on Febr 16. Guitar pop mx traced at NJ-US remote installation. S=9+20dB at peak reception much better closer to Maine/New Brunswick-CAN.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

Meyerton and BBC (Re: Glenn Hauser logs February 14, 2019)

Already a year ago there had been internal announcements of upcoming cuts to radio services for Africa, to be implemented at an undefined point after summer 2018. To be cut, as announced back then, are Hausa 1400-1430 and 1930-2000 as well as Somali 1400-1500 and 1800-1830 plus weekend editions 1100-1130. These announcements concerned only the production side, so it is quite possible that reductions of shortwave transmissions will go much beyond that.

Glenn raised the question about other customers: In recent years TWR, RFI and NHK already went away. What remains are three hours of AWR and one hour here, two hours there from DW, VOA and Radio Dabanga. Nothing that would be enough to keep such a comparatively large facility busy.

Frankly, I found the mention of customers "encouraging" Sentech to continue quite bemusing. What do they expect them: Raising tariffs for other services, essential to domestic customers, to cross-subsidize an uneconomic facility for first world broadcasters? Seriously?? (The other discussed points were just wishful thinking anyway. Btw, a scenario of SABC continuing from elsewhere would pretty likely not be limited to Talata Volonondry but also involve transmitters elsewhere, like in Europe.)

This reminds me of something the then boss of BBC World Service, Peter Horrocks, said years ago: We'll cut shortwave transmissions but we'll be back if we are needed. As if he seriously assumed that providers would keep facilities that no longer see sufficient use (something the BBC itself does not do, just remember the closure of their Seychelles transmitters in 2014). And as if he seriously expected people to keep shortwave radios at hand that no longer yield programming of interest (the "of interest" is important here; I think further explanations are unnecessary).

(Kai Ludwig via wor io group)

Radio Sinit Eritrea log

Inaudible in OK but good via UTwente, all talk so far at 0507. Saturday only. Glenn

** ERITREA [non]. RADIO SINIT ERITREA (NEW ENTRY)
E: info@radiosinit.net
W: www.radiosinit.net; www.facebook.com/RadioSinit
Winter Schedule 2018-2019
Arabic Days Area kHz
0530-0600 .....s. ERI 9540iss
Tigrinya Days Area kHz
0500-0530 .....s. ERI 9540iss
(WRTH Update Feb 4 via WORLD OF RADIO 1969, DXLD) Sinit --- first news of this one (gh)

** ERITREA [non]. FRANCE, New clandestine via TDF Issoudun - Radio Sinit Eritrea
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/new-clandestine-broadcast-via-tdf.html
(Ivo Ivanov, SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.7, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

0500-0600 on  9540 ISS 250 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Tigrinya/Arabic Sat
Публикувано от Observer в 4:26 PM (via DXLD)

Agenda DX 16/02/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
KFEQ, Missouri 680 Khz (1923)
Radio Lago Argentino, Argentina (1979)

WBCQ log

At 0025 UT nothing on 9475 WTWW

USA 9330.123  WBCQ Monticello ME border to New Brunswick Canada:
S=5 or -96dBm weak signal i K2ZN Rochester NY unit remotedly connected.
S=9+15dB -66dBm in Cape Canaveral FL state. at 0027 UT Febr 16.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

venerdì 15 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 14-15, 2019

** CUBA. 5990 CRI relay, 6000 RHC, Feb 15 at 0051 both are suptorted, so cannot make anything out of their leapfrog on 6010; likewise suptorted is 5025 Rebelde, while 5040 & 6060 RHC are OK, presumably reflecting contrary situations at two different sites. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 15 at 1523, CRI Plus English relay is S9+20 and suptorted. This is hardly unusual, but qualifies for ``something`s always wrong at RadioCuba`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 13670, Feb 14 at 1812, MWV is back in English with `African Pathways Radio`; and also the next English hour from 2000 on 11965, rather than Arabic which occupied both hours yesterday, another of their too-frequent mixups. 2000 preview mentions opening music, and closing music, then proceeds to play the closing music now, something from their ``beloved Madagascar``. So they are mixed up even within the programs. Good signals as usual from the near-antipodes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 9690-, Feb 14 at 1814, VON JBA with off-frequency carrier before Spain or Madagascar collide; and also DRM noise 15115-15120-15125, presumably both in English now, and are they //? By next check at 1950, no DRM audible. Wolfgang Bueschel reported on same date:

``Wonderful English language program audio from Abuja today Febr 14 at 1745 UT on 9689.920 kHz, S=8-9 or -77dBm signal here in southern Germany. And also at 1804 UT still on 2nd Abuja unit in DRM mode on 19 meterband: S=9+10dB data block of 10 kHz broadband, 'notch snick' central visible on 15119.861 kHz exact, and a separate 'string' visible on 15120.610 kHz exact. 73 wolfie df5sx`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615.066, Feb 15 at 1410, JBA carrier from SRI, and also JBACs on not-way-off-frequencies 17705, 17895. This is notable only because these Saudisigs are almost the only signs of life on 16m after sunrise here, but even they have been inaudible lately. Always-skewed 17615.066 suffers a transmission break at 1414. By 1458 only the lowest is audible, still at 1520 when I measure it. But at 1525, much stronger SRIs on 15435, 13710. HFCC info for each:
17895 12-15 295 degrees
17705 12-15 310
17615 13-16 190
15435 15-18 320
13710 15-18 295
HFCC doesn`t care, but WRTH shows the two different programs: Qur`an on 17895, 17615 [sic], 13710; General Arabic on 17705, 15435 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7570 & 7730, Feb 15 at 0154, WRMI dead air during TOMBS, but soon resumes. Both frequencies much weaker than usual, only S9 max, propagation disturbance? 7730 is always somewhat weaker than 7570 here which is beaming right at us while 7730 is 30 degrees CCW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 4840, Feb 15 at 0710, S9+30 of dead air from WWCR when supposed to be TOMBS; may well last all-night but I`m going to sleep (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7355, Feb 15 at 1529, B-B-C- chimes at S9, 1530 opening Korean; 5845 shortly at 1533 find VP //. Both are 250 kW, 25 degrees via SINGAPORE until 1830. 1530-1830 scheduling originated when KOREA NORTH was temporarily on half-hour time-zone. But 7355 supposedly has been extended to start at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Feb 14 at 1952, dead air from WRMI, supposed to be Supreme Master TV. I continue monitoring silence until 1959.5 WRMI ID autofires and cut off the air. 5950 is supposed to take over SMTV at 2000, and do have a JBA carrier already but can`t tell what if anything be modulating it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.5, VP UT Fri Feb 15 at 0059, this WBCQ is on, contrary to never-up-to-date websked showing nothing between 0330 Wed and 0100 Sat --- now ending some talk show with phone 323-2943; ID and 0100 into another show, all about guns, mentioning Wednesday, so delayed a day? 0200 abrupt cut to ID and some music; 0203 someone ``proclaiming the gospel`` from P O Box 23110(?), definitely in Bethlehem PA. Still VP signal.

7490.18, UT Fri Feb 15 at 0157, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` mentioning that `Dead Frog Radio` is coming back from next Friday for two hours following AWWW at 9 pm ET, produced by an inmate at a federal prison; how does he do it? Then e-mail from the guy who has arranged to be QSL manager for XEG-1050 Monterrey NL. I already heard this episode months ago, but random listeners to this filler might assume it`s current about DFR. Such are the drawbax of playing unedited old live episodes which do not refer to specific dates. 01-02 UT Fri on 7490 is indeed an ``available time slot``, to be followed at 02-03 by VORW --- NOT, as 7490 then goes off the air.

3264.9, Feb 15 at 0200, JBA carrier so presumably WBCQ still testing here; has it been on every might since Monday, all night? Sked still says ``There are no scheduled transmissions on 3265 KHz at this time`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5072.166, Feb 15 at 0702, WTWW-2 is running late again, all-night? with rock music, so I pin down exact frequencies of the parasitic spurs always accompanying 5085, the opposite one measured on 5097.838, i.e. 12.838 plus and 12.834 minus. So the fundamental should be slightly askew too: but measured independently as 5085.000, so within 2 Hz margins of error (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13685-13690-13695, Friday Feb 15 at 1408, no signal from WINB non-DRM carriers below 13690, nor DRM noise above 13690, supposed to run M-F at 11-17. This hugely asymmetrical transmission, unique to WINB on 13690 (& 7315 M-F at 07-09, neither registered as DRM), remains to be explained why it occur. What does it look like on dreamscreens? And was this on air in time for `SW Radiogram` at 1500 Fri? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775-, Feb 15 at 1522, still no signal from KVOH, off or not propagating? Still zilch at 1942 check. After my last report, Ray Robinson of KVOH replied, ``There are views of the KVOH antenna site, transmitter building and Harris SW100 transmitter in this month's Voice of Hope video update, here [9:36]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG4YXoopZOM. The Harris is finally fully refurbished and all hooked up, almost ready to turn on. The RCA transmitter's days are numbered! Ray.``

Amid all the platitudes, bits of info are gleanable: Tayloe says power will be ``doubled`` --- does that mean running both transmitters? The ``new`` Harris is axually an old one from KTWR Guam, which has been ``totally rebuilt`` with ``thousands of hours of work over three years``, ``we are within weeks of signing on``; and it will be ``good for 20 years unless the Lord comes first``. Programming will also be increased on all three stations, Israel and Zambia too.

Ethan Best, KC9YDN, and I, wonder ``Will 9975 kHz be returning soon?`` No reply about that. During long inactivity, KVOH has kept imaginary registrations of it in HFCC as 00-08 UT, 100 kW and 100 degrees, like 17775 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 15 at 1535 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is still off the air; random daytime chex have not found it since last logged Dec 2, altho I wasn`t paying much attention until late January. Have they notified FCC that they are off or applied for STA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Feb 15 at 1537 UT, 50 kW KBXD Dallas is still in Vietnamese and still propagating 2+ hours after sunrise as QRM to much closer groundwave KQAM Wichita in English, and making a slow SAH of 45/minute = 0.75 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, Fri Feb 15 at 1540! UT, blues music with narration, loops NE/SW with some fades past 1549, suspected KXEL Waterloo IA still skywaving, best on the E-W longwire, while Spanish from Dallas dominates on the DX-398. Confirmed at: http://www.kxel.com/program-schedule/

Our American Stories with Lee Habeeb | 8-10amwhich does not link to show site, but I find it: http://www.ouramericannetwork.org/

``There's no politics at Our American Network, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears with our first show Our American Stories.``

And a large archive of listenable episodes, probably this one: http://www.ouramericannetwork.org/story?title=The-Fred-Davis-Blues``The Fred Davis Blues --- Howard Husock shares a story of music, friendship, and tremendous talent lost to violence.``

Seems like a worthwhile show and a much-needed respite from AM radio politix, like Redeye Radio and Rush also on the KXEL sked, which is yet somewhat diverse. Or find anotherstation:http://www.ouramericannetwork.org/find_station(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1955 UT February 15

Propagation News – 17 February 2019

We had another spotless week as the Sun continued its decline into solar minimum. Geomagnetic conditions were varied with the beginning of week seeing the Kp index hitting one and two. But this didn’t last due to ongoing coronal hole activity, which saw the Kp index climb to three and four by Wednesday, the 13th, and Thursday, the 14th.

To recap, coronal holes are lower energy areas on the Sun with open magnetic field lines. This allows the solar wind to flow out towards Earth. If the plasma’s ‘frozen in’ or embedded magnetic field has a south-facing component it is more likely to couple with the Earth’s, allowing the charged particles to enter the magnetotail. A magnetic recombination event can then see them accelerated back to the Earth’s magnetic poles, resulting in auroral displays and depressed maximum useable frequencies.

Coronal holes appear dark when the Sun is photographed in extreme ultraviolet light. Look for the images marked AIA 211 from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) at solarham.com.

Next week NOAA predicts a solar flux index of around 72 with unsettled geomagnetic conditions around the 18th, 20th and 21st, due to yet more coronal hole activity.

propquest.co.uk shows that the unsettled geomagnetic conditions can impact the critical frequency, which was topping out at around 4.5 to 5MHz during daylight at times. This means that 60 metres or the 5MHz band may struggle a little with NVIS, or near-local, signals.

Eighty metres may also struggle with close-in signals after dark as the critical frequency struggles around the 3-3.5MHz mark. The good news is that this should improve as the month moves on, which will no doubt be welcomed by participants taking part in the RSGB 80m Club Championships.

VHF and up:
The Es’hailSat 2 transponders have gone live and the 10GHz narrow-band downlink is at least as strong as expected using a satellite LNB and a 60cm dish. The 2.4GHz uplink is really sensitive with easy access via a second feed on the same dish, a small Yagi or patch antenna and a few Watts. More in the main news about this.

Back on Earth, the large high has done well with enhanced tropo conditions during last week, and although the theme of high pressure continues into next week there is one subtle difference—it’s simply where the air over the country is coming from.

Recent air flow has been from the Atlantic down to the south-west of the British Isles, and as a result, it contains plenty of moisture. This means more cloud than is ideal, but the moist layer of cloud provides a great contrast to the dry air above the temperature inversion at the top of the cloud layer. This is what gives the tropo conditions, since moisture is a big player in the value of the refractive index of the air and changes of the index are what produces the ducting.

As we move into next week, the flow of air round the high is coming from across the continent, so it will be drier and therefore may not be so useful for maintaining tropo. At the very least, we should expect tropo conditions to be more variable, despite the high pressure remaining in control.

Moon declination peaked yesterday and with perigee tomorrow it’s another good week for EME. Peak Moon elevation is around midnight, moving into the early hours as the week progresses.

Media & Tech - 15/02/2019

Shortwave Radiogram, 15-17 February 2019: Digital modes that survive dust storms

The International Space Station is transmitting SSTV again this weekend, until Sunday at  1725 UTC, on the usual 145.8 MHz (FM).

From your reports, I learned that last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram segment of Olivia 64-2000 succeeded when the MFSK32 and 64 showed errors due to poor reception conditions.For most listeners, reception was good enough that the Olivia 64-2000 was not necessary.

This weekend, hoping for some instances of bad reception, we will transmit another segment of Olivia 64-2000 (with another reminder about the Winter SWL Fest, 28 Feb-2 Mar). There will also be another broadcast via the WINB DRM transmitter, today (Friday) at 1500 UTC, 13690 kHz, likely with the content of last weekend’s show.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 87, 15-17 February 2019, in modes as noted:

  1:41  MFSK32: Program preview
  2:53  Russia mulls test of disconnecting from the internet
  7:32  Olivia 64-2000: Winter SWL Fest reminder
11:17  MFSK64: Opportunity mission on Mars ends*
14:59  Mars MAVEN orbiter will dip closer to Mars*
19:24  Images of the week*
27:18  Closing announcements

* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net

And visit http://swradiogram.net

Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners’ results)

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304 

+----------------------------------------------------------------+
|            Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule           |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| UTC Day  | UTC Time      | Frequency     | Transmitter site    |
+----------+---------------+---------------+---------------------+
| Friday   | 1500-1530 UTC | 13690 kHz DRM*| WINB Pennsylvania   |
+----------+---------------+---------------+---------------------+
| Friday   | 2030-2100 UTC | 7780 kHz      | WRMI Florida        |
+----------+---------------+---------------+---------------------+
| Saturday | 0330-0400 UTC | 9265 kHz      | WINB Pennsylvania   |
+----------+---------------+---------------+---------------------+
| Saturday | 1400-1430 UTC | 9400 kHz      | Space Line Bulgaria |
+----------+---------------+---------------+---------------------+
| Saturday | 1830-1900 UTC | 9265 kHz      | WINB Pennsylvania   |
+----------+---------------+---------------+---------------------+
| Sunday   | 0800-0830 UTC | 5850 kHz      | WRMI Florida        |
|          |               | 7730 kHz      |                     |
+----------+---------------+---------------+---------------------+
| Sunday   | 2330-2400 UTC | 7780 kHz      | WRMI Florida        |
+----------+---------------+---------------+---------------------+
* Program 86, probably

Slow Scan Radio transmits SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz and 7440 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany – according to the latest schedule information I have. The website is http://www.slowscanradio.com. Reception reports to x@xdv.me.

The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1300-1400 UTC on 11600 kHz from Bulgaria, with the minute of MFSK at about 1330 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ). And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc.

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1300 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1300 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages usually use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in. 

SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.14-15


DENMARK   Weak/fair signal of World Music Radio, Feb.15
from 0630 on  5840 0.1 kW Randers/Denmark to Eu English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/weakfair-signal-of-world-music-radio.html

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9400 kHz, Feb.15
0900-0910 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-mystery-egyptian-music_15.html

FRANCE   Reception of Radio France International in 31mb, Feb.14:
1900-2000 on  9580 ISS 500 kW / 150 deg to CeAf French, fair/good
1900-2000 on  9635 ISS 500 kW / 175 deg to WCAf French, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-france-international.html

GERMANY   Reception of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst in 49mb on Feb.14:
2000-2030 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode, fair
2000-2030 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-dwd-deutscher-wetterdienst.html

GERMANY   Reception of Radio Marabu via Europa 24 on Feb.15:
0700-1900 on  6150 DET 015 kW / non-dir to CeEu German, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-marabu-via-europa-24.html

GERMANY   Reception of New Shortwave Radio in 49mb on Feb.15:
0800-1500 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-new-shortwave-radio-in_15.html

GERMANY(non)   Sawtu Linjilia/Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun, Feb.14
1830-1900 on  9800 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Mon-Thu, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-sawtu-linjiliavoice-of_15.html

GUINEA/KOREA D.P.R/SAUDI ARABIA   R.Guinée/VOKorea/R.Riyadh on 9650 kHz, Feb.15
0600-2400 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French R.Guinée Conakry
0700-1250 on  9650 KUJ 200 kW / 109 deg to JPN  Japanese Voice of Korea
0850-1755 on  9650 RIY 100 kW / non-dir to N/ME Holy Quran Radio Riyadh
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/radio-guineevoice-of-korearadio-riyadh_15.html

MADAGASCAR(non)   World Christian Broadcast Madagascar World Voice, Feb.14
The Light of Life
2100-2200 on 11610 MWV 100 kW / 325 deg to WeEu Chinese tx#2, very good
Palavra Alegre
2100-2200 on 11965 MWV 100 kW / 265 deg to SoAm Portug. tx#3, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-world-christian-broadcast.html

MADAGASCAR(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via Talata Volonondry on Feb.14:
2030-2100 on  9855 MDC 250 kW / 305 deg to CeAf French, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-nhk-world-radio-japan-via_15.html

NIGERIA   Weak signal of Voice of Nigeria in English, Feb.15
from 0805 on  7254.9 AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf English
Today no signal from Radio Nigeria Abuja on 15119.9kHz:
1415-1505 on 15119.9 AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf Hausa
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/weak-signal-of-voice-of-nigeria-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 in 31mb, Feb.15
0655-0750 on  9330 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-cuban-spy-numbers-hm01.html

NUMBERS STATION   Weak signal of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb, Feb.15
0930-0936 on 11780 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/weak-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S11a Cherta in 41mb, Feb.15
1020-1032 on  7600 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-s11a-cherta-in-41mb-feb15.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman / Oman FM 90.4 MHz on Feb.15:
1354-1409 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu open carrier / dead air &
from 1409 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman.html

PIRATE RADIO   Reception of Charleston Radio International, Feb.14
from 2215 on 5140 unknown kW / unknown to Eu English, good signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-charleston-radio_15.html

TAIWAN(non)   Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope via Tamshui, Feb.14:
2230-2300 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-suab-xaa-moo-zoo-voice-of_15.html

UTILITY   Unidentified broadcast, Feb.15
0900-0930 on  9656.5 in Turkish, fair:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/unidentified-utility-broadcast-in-31mb.html

USA   Very good signal of The Full Gospel Hour via WRMI-1 Okeechobee, Feb.14
2300-2330 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Daily Terry Blolock:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-full-gospel-hour-via-wrmi.html

USA   Fair/good signal of WRNO Worldwide Radio on Feb.15
from 0600 on  7505 RNO 050 kW / 020 deg to ENAm English:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fairgood-signal-of-wrno-worldwide-radio_15.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

Agenda DX 15/02/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Voice of Malaysia, overseas service (63)
Radio Argentina al Exterior 15345 Khz (1958)
ORF, Austria in SW 6155 Khz (1955)
Radio Pastaza, Ecuador 3315 Khz (1969)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Giorno della Liberazione in Afghanistan

South Sudan: Radio Mama Sarah

Ieri era la Giornata mondiale della radio. La radio informa, trasforma e unisce, mette insieme persone, comunità e promuove cambiamenti positivi. In particolare la radio è lo strumento che meglio riesce a contrastare i richiami della violenza e la diffusione dei conflitti. Forse è proprio per quest’insieme di motivi, che l’Unesco ha scelto come filo conduttore per l’ottava edizione il tema: Dialogo, tolleranza e pace, invitando tutte le stazioni radio del mondo a evidenziare l’importanza di queste tre caratteristiche importanti, e ad essere strumenti attivi di partecipazione e di sviluppo dell’umanità nella sua diversità. 

Nel Sud Sudan, nella provincia interna dell’Equatoria Centrale, proprio ieri, è nata la prima stazione radio anglicana nella capitale Juba, nel Sud Sudan, e intitolata a una donna speciale, la già presidente provinciale dell’Unione delle madri, Mama Sarah Meling. Da ieri, dunque, è possibile ascoltare Sit Sarah Radio sui 98.1 Fm. La parola «Sit»significa «Signora».

Sit Sarah, era una fervente credente e aveva incontrato Cristo negli anni ‘40. Trasferitasi a Juba nel 1951 creò il Movimento di risveglio per Juba operando nella Mothers ‘Union (un’organizzazione mondiale di oltre 4 milioni di membri in 84 paesi la cui visione è di un mondo in cui l’amore di Dio viene mostrato attraverso relazioni amorevoli, rispettose e floride, ndr).

Il prezioso impegno che Mama Sarah ha dedicato in particolar modo alle donne, ai giovani  e alle famiglie è sempre stato apprezzato delle comunità locali. 

Meling morì nell’ottobre del 1996, ma molti responsabili ecclesiastici e residenti del luogo ricordano tuttora le sue opere e la sua missione, che oggi non sarà dimenticata grazie alla modulazione di frequenza e soprattutto in un paese che vede oltre 19mila bambini reclutati come soldati. Lo afferma un rapporto Unicef uscito l’altro ieri, il 12 febbraio, Giornata internazionale contro l’uso dei bambini soldato, il quale ricorda che dallo scoppio della guerra civile nel 2013 sono migliaia i bambini coinvolti nel conflitto. 

giovedì 14 febbraio 2019

Log Voice of Nigeria

NIGERIA wonderful English language program audio from Abuja today Febr 14 at 1745 UT on 9689.920 kHz, S=8-9 or -77dBm signal here in southern Germany.

And also at 1804 UT still on 2nd Abuja unit in DRM mode on 19 meterband:

S=9+10dB data block of 10 kHz broadband, 'notch snick' central visible on 15119.861 kHz exact, and a separate 'string' visible on 15120.610 kHz exact.

73 wolfie df5sx

SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.13-14

CHINA   CNR-1 Jammer vs Sound of Hope Xi Wang Zhi Sheng in 19mb on Feb.14
till 1200 on 15800 unknown kW / non-dir to EaAs Chinese, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/cnr-1-jammer-vs-sound-of-hope-xi-wang.html

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9550 & 9400 kHz, Feb.14
0815-0820 on  9550 unknown tx / unknown to ????, very good signal
0930-0940 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-mystery-egyptian-music_14.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Nigeria Kaduna via TDF Issoudun now only 3 hors per day
0500-0700 on  7335 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa
0700-0800 on 13840 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa
0800-0900 on 13840 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, inactive at present
0900-1500 on 17690 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, inactive at present
2000-2300 on  7235 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, inactive at present
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/radio-nigeria-kaduna-via-tdf-issoudun_14.html

GERMANY(non)   Extended program of Dandal Kura Radio Int via MBR Issoudun, Feb.14
0700-0830 on 13590 ISS 250 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, very good, ex 0700-0800UT
1800-1900 on  9770 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/extended-program-of-dandal-kura-radio.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Feb.14:
0751&0754 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
*Arabic/Serbian nx, the transmitter switches off at 0803UT
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_14.html

JAPAN(non)   Frequency changes of JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze from Feb.14
1300-1400 NF  6085 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 7345 as follows
1300-1330 Chinese Mon; Japanese Tue/Sat; Korean Wed/Fri/Sun; English Thu
1330-1400 Korean Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat; Japanese Tue/Sun; English Thu
1405-1435 NF  6085 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Daily, ex 7295
1600-1700 NF  7440 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 6095 as follows
1600-1630 Chinese Mon; Japanese Tue/Sat; Korean Wed/Fri/Sun; English Thu
1630-1700 Korean Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat; Japanese Tue/Sun; English Thu
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/frequency-changes-of-jsr-shiokaze-sea.html

MADAGASCAR(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via Talata Volonondry on Feb.13
1430-1500 on 15720 MDC 250 kW / 035 deg to SoAs Hindi, fair/good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-nhk-world-radio-japan-via_14.html

NIGERIA   New on shortwave - Radio Nigeria Abuja on 15120vkHz, probably test, Feb.14:
1415&1500 on 15119.9 AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf Hausa, very good, off air at 1505UT
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/test-of-radio-nigeria-abuja-on.html

NIGERIA   Reception of Voice of Nigeria in English on Feb.14:
1600-1630 on  9689.9*AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf Arabic/Igbo
1630&1700 on  9689.9 AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf English, good signal
* blocked by  9690.0 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese Furusato no Kaze
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-voice-of-nigeria-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E17z English Lady & S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on Feb.14
0811-0817 on  9820 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM E17z English Lady, good
0940-0946 on  9540 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM S06s Russian Lady, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-e17z-english-lady-s06s.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S11a Cherta in 25mb, Feb.12
1015-1026 on 11559 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-s11a-cherta-in-25mb-feb14.html

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman is again on 15140 kHz after 2 weeks of absent
till 1403 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu open carrier / dead air and
from 1403 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, instead of English:
Feb.14 no signal from Radio Sultanate of Oman, weak signal of RHC in Spanish
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/radio-sultanate-of-oman-is-again-on.html

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio Int T8WH Angel 3 & Angel 5, Feb.14
from 1000 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English T8WH Angel 3, good
from 1200 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English T8WH Angel 5, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio-int_14.html

PHILIPPINES   Good signal of FEBC in 19&25mb on Feb.14
0900-0930 on 15450 IBA 100 kW / 330 deg to EaAs Hui zu
0930-1000 on 15450 IBA 100 kW / 330 deg to EaAs Zhuang
1030-1100 on 12095 BOC 100 kW / 293 deg to SEAs Tai-Lu
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-febc-in-19-on-feb14.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Frequency change of Voice of Tibet, Feb.14:
1335-1400 NF  9900 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, 9904
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/frequency-change-of-voice-of-tibet-feb14.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey in Persian on very odd frequency 11795.7 kHz, Feb.14:
0923-0925 on 11795.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Bosnian, uscheduled on shortwave
0930-1055 on 11795.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Persian, instead of 11795 Feb.12
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/voice-of-turkey-in-persian-on-very-odd_14.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ndarason International via ENC-DMS Woofferton, Feb.14
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/radio-ndarason-international-via-enc_14.html

USA   Supreme Master TV SMTV via WRMI-9 Okeechobee on Feb.13:
from 1400 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/supreme-master-tv-smtv-via-wrmi-9.html

USA   Fair/good signal of WWCR-3 World Wide Christian Radio on Feb.13
from 1500 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Brother Stair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fairgood-signal-of-wwcr-3-world-wide.html

USA   WWCR-1 relay Terry Blolock The Full Gospel Hour, Feb.14
1230-1300 on 15825 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/wwcr-1-relay-terry-blolock-full-gospel.html


--

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

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

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

Media & Tech - 14/02/2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 14, 2019

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 9740, Feb 14 at 1458, RBA sign-off in English until tomorrow at 14 UT = 19:30 IST. HFCC-registered as 100 kW, 335 degrees in Hindi only. In fact, per Aoki/NDXC there is an extremely complex sked of 14 languages in 15-minute segments, with Hindi only once a week on Sundays at 1400-1415 --- and English only thrice a week, Mon/Tue/Wed at 1445 ---- but this is Thursday! The canned sign-off includes just a hint of Kookaburra, but is it Jacko?

9740-, meanwhile by 1459 a low-audible-heterodyne (LAH) is also audible, from the next station, AWR in Nepali via the always off-frequency Trincomalee, SRI LANKA, in the clear after 1500 but only a JBA carrier today, despite a 15-degree aim closer to USward and with 25 kW more power, but having to penetrate polar absorption. Also over a much shorter path to target, could start off at a higher takeoff angle, reducing further bounces; who knows? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Whoopee! After quite a dry spell, RHC has resumed its FM service on 22m: Feb 14 at 1427-1431, up to 10-kHz-wide FM spurs circa: 13445, 13508, 13574, 13634, 13766, 13829, 13888, 13954, 14020, intervals of very roughly 65 kHz. The outermost are mere traces, progressively stronger up to the innermost S9+10 out of the fundamental 13700-AM at S9+30. All include the F# tone. Even the closest are not totally clear, but in SSB or AM mode are just blobs. Meanwhile, no spurs audible on 19m where 15140 is relatively weak to start with. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11965, Feb 13 a 2045, S7-S9, MWV is in Arabic, not English! Later I see a report from Mark Coady that today`s other English hour at 18 UT on 13670 was also in Arabic instead. 

WCBC stations KNLS and MWV had announced a curtailment of 4 transmitter-hours per day each, due to Diesel fuel costs, but supposedly no other changes and not including these hours.

This would hardly be the first time that MWV has mixed up its own transmissions, wrong language on wrong frequency and/or wrong time! So what will happen with African Pathways Radio today Feb 14?

Here`s the current schedule on website, which also shows why Ivo refers to xmtrs 2 and 3 at MWV, but never an (imaginary?) #1; with blank entries for the transmissions dropped:

``KNLS & MWV  BROADCAST SCHEDULE: October 28, 2018  - March 30, 2019
(revised January 30, 2019)

http://www.knls.org/broadcasting-front.html

KNLS TX 1
 UT    Freq   Azm   Lang  Target
0800   9710   270   ENG   Pac. Rim
0900   7370   300   RUS   E. Rus
1000   9710   270   ENG   Pac. Rim
1100   7320   300   RUS   E. Rus
1200   7320   270   ENG   Pac. Rim
1300  11785   300   CHN   N. China
1400   7320   270   ENG   Pac. Rim
1500   7320   300   RUS   E. Central Rus
1600         
1700         

KNLS TX 2
 UT    Freq   Azm   Lang  Target
0800   9610   285   CHN   E. China
0900   9610   285   CHN   E. China
1000   9605   285   CHN   E. China
1100  11610   285   CHN   E. China
1200   7355   270   ENG   Pac. Rim
1300  11890   300   CHN   N. China
1400  11890   300   CHN   N. China
1500  11890   300   CHN   N. China
1600         
1700         

MWV TX2
 UT    Freq   Azm   Lang  Target
0200   
0300   6180   265   SPN   S. America North
0400  11825   295   A.ENG Central Afr.
1800  11885   355   RUS   Euro Rus
1900   9690   355   RUS   Euro Rus
2000  13710   355   ARA   Central Mid East.
2100  11610   325   CHN   Europe
2200   
  
MWV TX3
 UT    Freq   Azm   Lang  Target
0200         
0300  15510    40   ENG   India
0400  17530    55   CHN   S. China
1800  13670   310   A.ENG Central Africa (N)
1900  11965   340   ARA   Central Mid East.
2000  11965   295   A.ENG Central Afr.
2100  11965   265   POR   Brazil
2200``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. Summary notes by gh of a conversation broadcast on Feb 10 edition of AWR Wavescan, heard Feb 13 after 2230 on WRMI 9955 webcast, recorded about 3 weeks ago at the A-19 HFCC meeting in Tunis, between Jeff White and some guy representing the Caribbean Beacon (a station which hardly needs to spend any $$$ on frequency management, let alone sending somebody to HFCC junkets all over the world twice a year, since CB is always registered for 10-22 on 11775, 22-10 on 6090. What PMS really needs is some kind of *transmission* management, to keep the Anguilla thing on the air according to a reliable schedule.) I haven`t tried to keep track of who said what in the interchange:

BREAKING NEWS: SENTECH FMO SNT, HFCC member for long time, rumor that there may be a possible cessation of SWBC from Radio South Africa [sic]. HFCC was held there two years ago. Not to say this is happening, but potential for cessation. SENTECH transmitter still government-owned but separate from Radio RSA, now Channel Africa, selling time to other overseas broadcasters. Encompass, ex-Babcock, ex-BBC company biggest client. BBC reducing airtime, making it less viable proposition to continue operating the Meyerton site. Also: AWR, SARL, and other smaller ones. 

Board of SENTECH decided to cancel SWBC from Meyerton at end of B-18 = end of March; yet have registered next season frequencies. So not cast in stone. Larger clients encourage Sentech to keep going. Not enough, losing money, looking at bottom line. Looking at possibility of DRM, to promote it; SENTECH could easily modify equipment for DRM, but not too many DRM receivers in Africa! It sent three attendees to HFCC this time rather than one, including an accountant-type, and from management. Indicates decision has been made, but looking for new clients, or maybe will be transition period. 

If Meyerton goes off, some may move over to MGLOB in Madagascar, ex-RN relay. MAD could pick up broadcast time of Radio South Africa [sic]. If you want a QSL card, get it quickly. Things could change; we are only at mid-week, midpoint of HFCC conference. Another possibility, Sentech was talking about, some other organization like ENC might lease the whole facility, sell airtime. Like Okeechobee. Or Bulgaria-like, privatising takeover by Spaceline.

My own further comments: Current HFCC B18 shows MEYerton used by all these broadcasters: BBC, SABC, Channel Africa, SARL, FPU, AWR, IBB, DWL --- and that`s not enough? (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Wed Feb 13 at 2325, REE English from 2300 has been honoring World Radio Day with Justin Coe playing some songs about radio, but I only catch the last few minutes as he remarx, ``Remains to be seen how much longer [REE] foreign language services will be on air`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1969 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February 13 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490.17 starting only a couple seconds late; then tune to 9955 WRMI to find --- no signal, except jamming (while 9395 is nominal at S9). 9955 must be late coming up, but WOR in progress at next check 2208, and overcoming jamming. At 2226 I compare the two and find 7490.17 running about 13 seconds behind 9955, so WRMI playback at least on webcast must have started about 10 seconds early. Nevertheless, circa 2229 WRMI automation cuts off the last few words I utter after ``inviting you ----`` as too often happens, even tho I always make sure the totalshow lasts less than 29:00. At 2229 on 7490.17, a minute of music fill, then 2230 Goddess Irena 1 asking us to contact her, unaware at the time that she would now be deceased. 2230 WRMI goes on replay Wavescan, where I copy some Breaking News, see SOUTH AFRICA.

WOR 1969 also confirmed UT Thu Feb 14 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, better than usual off the side to the NW of this NE beam, S9+10/20. Next:

0930 UT Friday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: Feb 16]
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW 
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1736 UT February 14