sabato 25 gennaio 2020

Agenda DX 25/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Bulgaria (1935)
Radio Lumière, Haiti 740 Khz (1958)
Radio El Condor, Bolivia 900 Khz (1938)

venerdì 24 gennaio 2020

Agenda DX 24/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Caracol, Florencia, Colombia 6170 Khz (1974)
La Voz de la Selva, Colombia 6170 Khz (1974)
Radio Union, Perú (1965)

giovedì 23 gennaio 2020

Special broadcasts by AIR for Republic Day 2020

India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day on 26 Jan 2020 (Sunday). All India Radio will broadcast special programs in connection with the Republic Day celebrations as follows:

25th January 2020 (Saturday) : Eve of Republic Day

1330 UTC (1900 IST) onwards Hon’ble President's address to the nation in Hindi &  English. This will be broadcast by all stations of AIR on MW, SW, FM. Shortly after this broadcast, the local stations will broadcast its translations in local languages.

SW frequencies:

kHz     kW       Station
4760    7          Leh                
4800    50        Hyderabad                
4810    50        Bhopal          
4835    10        Gangtok                    
4910    50        Jaipur  
4920    50        Chennai          
4950    30        Srinagar          
5010    50        Thiruvananthapuram              
5040    50        Jeypore                       
5050    10        Aizawl
6030    250      Delhi              
9380    250      Aligarh
9865    500      Bengaluru

Also on DTH Channels/ airlivenews 24x7

26 January 2019 (Sunday) : Republic Day
Live running commentary of Republic Day parade & cultural pageant from 0345 UTC (0915 IST) onwards :
Hindi : 7520 (Delhi 250 kW)  (Cancelling External Service in Urdu normally broadcast at this time on these frequency), 9950 (Delhi 100 kW), 13695 (Bengaluru 500 kW)
English : 6030 (Delhi 250 kW); 15185 (Bengaluru 500 kW)

Also MW/FM frequencies as per above mentioned links.

The following regional stations will change from their Morning frequencies  on 60 Meters (4 & 5 MHz frequencies) to their day time frequencies between  0335-0350 UTC (ie much earlier than usual) as follows :

 6000 Leh
 6085 Gangtok
 7325 Jaipur

The following stations are already scheduled to be on air daily at this time and will also relay the running commentary.

 5040 Jeypore
 6110 Srinagar
 7270  Chennai
 7290 Thiruvanthapuram
 7380 Chennai
 7420 Hyderabad
 7430 Bhopal
 9865 Bengaluru
Please send your reception reports on line at: http://pbinfo.air.org.in/feedback/

Live streaming of the above programs is available in:

Those who would like to watch the programs on Doordarshan TV  can check in:
DD National Channel:
  


Happy Republic Day to all DX_India members!
73, Jose Jacob & Alokesh Gupta
Join dx_india facebook group at : http://www.facebook.com/groups/dxindia/

Agenda DX 23/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
La Voz Evangelica de la Mosquitia, Honduras 4910 Khz (1981)
Radio Armonia, Venezuela 1360 Khz (1970)
KOGA, Nebraska 930 Khz (1955)
KWOO, Oklahoma 1170 Khz (1925)

Glenn Hauser logs January +21-22, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Jan 22 at 0100, RAE AAM vamp theme and opening Spanish, 0102 into news, so this WRMI relay off to a good start. Not rechecked until 0153 however when fill music, Oldies is already playing, so unknown how much of the 54? minute program axually played (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, Jan 21 at 2035, RHC in Brazuguese, fair S9 but distorted. This semihour is supposed to be in French with BB not until 2100, so whatlang then? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13670 & 13811 & 13881 & 13598 approx., Jan 22 at 2314, FM/AM spurblobs out of RHC tarde transmitter 13740, the closer ones S9+10. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 22 at 1556, RHC is suptorted; 15230 is weaker but better modulated. By 1820, 15140 is so suptorted I cannot be sure of language; only by comparing to 11760 is it Spanish as scheduled. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. From a few km away, Richard Allan, IRCA independently matched my obs of January 20 under UNIDENTIFIED about 1566 being heard beyond 1345 UT:

``Oklahoma TP DX 1/20/2020 Richard Allen Jan 20   #5927 --- Like yesterday, only HLAZ provided any audible signal again this morning.

828 JOBB? weak het at 1330.
972 HLCA? carrier signal at 1320; still heard at 1358.

1566 HLAZ trace of a signal noted at 1319; barely audible talking at
1320 and 1332; poor signal from 1341 until close of Japanese broadcast
at 1344 (LSR 1339). Surprisingly heard with barely audible signal at
1348 deteriorating to a trace by 1355-1400. Receiver: Skywave with
ALA1530LNP aerial. Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA``

DXers in NW USA/SW Canada also reported that was a banner day for TP MWDX which they were still getting a bihour later (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 21 at 2356:47, VOT IS still playing and now starts German IDs twice a minute; 0000:02 Jan 22, timesignal ending two seconds late and into spurious German hour. Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 245-MCW kHz, Jan 22 at 0709 UT, ND beacon FS, which is 400 watts from Sioux Falls - Rock, South Dakota. I heard it first, tuned to 243-USB, where it seems not a single station is listed by dxinfocentre.com nor at classaxe.com.

329-MCW kHz, Jan 22 at 0717, ND beacon PMV, which is 25 watts from Plattsmouth, Nebraska (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 6159.875v, Jan 21 at 2312, WBCQ-4 is off again, after continuous(?) for a couple days with Brother Scare, so was a test? Never appeared on WBCQ or TOM skeds. But this twit from AW:

``Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · Jan 20 Hey. 6160 khz on the air 24/7 testing. Please listen. Reception reports to wbcq@wbcq.com. It’s your shortwave - do use it folks. Cold at the transmitter. Cold in FLA. Here doing RF research. Fun. 😎`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 9330, Jan 22 at 0658, big carrier S9+20/30 with some hum, NOT WBCQ coming back, but Cuban spynumbers about to start as scheduled 4 nights a week at 0700. Yes, WBCQ still AWOL later in the day by 1845; how much longer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5830, Jan 21 at 2048, WTWW-1 night frequency is on in the daytime with PPPP. Continued on air whenever checked into evening, and still at 0648 Jan 22, S9+10 but undermodulated.

5085, Jan 21 at 2048, WTWW-2 night frequency is also on in the daytime, but open carrier S9+20, even stronger than 5830. Parasitic spurs are also JBA carriers circa 5072.1 & 5097.9. 5085 still on with dead air at 2110, 2208, 2354, why such a waste of watts? Probably started modulation circa 0200 as usual.

At 1845 UT Jan 22, neither is on the air again, yet? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, Jan 22 at 0408, WWCR-4 is S9+20 of dead air during the abbreviated 03-05 UT Tue-Sat block it`s supposed to be on plus modulating. By 0433 the Worship show can be heard. 0648 still on with dead air, having failed to turn off the transmitter at 0500 as seems to happen one or two nights per week (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Jan 22 at 0703 UT as I tune in, KAAY Little Rock ID and into its ToH dead air, presumably for another 2 or 3 minutes as usual. Someone else reported DA atop another hour, 0400 UT. It seems multi-station owner Cumulus is incapable of running this to minimal expectations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1857 UT January 22

mercoledì 22 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 20-21, 2019

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, UT Tue Jan 21 at 0100, RAE Spanish opening via WRMI, but in less than a minute switches to hymns in English which fill the rest of the hour; normally those fill only the final 5 minutes as the RAE hour is that much shorter. I suspect today`s RAE file was corrupted, thus causing the default. I notified WRMI people about this by 0110 but evidently nothing could be done to bring RAE back upon such short notice. It`s critical to be sure a complete file be uploaded to the proper System with the proper exact file name, to succeed onto the air. Last Monday/UT Tuesday RAE Spanish also failed to appear with hymns such as `Onward Christian Soldiers` instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 392 kHz, Jan 21 at 0734 UT, ND beacon ML and dash, which is 500 watts from La Malbaie - Charlevoix, Quebec, and not to be confused with the listed 25-watt ML on 392 from Monroe, Louisiana; and mixing with FMZ, which is 25 watts from Fairmont - Beklof, Nebraska. Similar pitches but slightly different periods helping to unravel them. Note that Beklof spelt backwards is Folkeb (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA [and non]. 530-CLSB, Jan 21 at 0726 UT, Asian language with much more modulation on LSB than USB, i.e. CHLO Brampton Ont., 250 watts night, ethnic. AM 530 provides only 4-year-old program sked!:  http://am530.ca/AM-530-Program-Schedule-February2016.pdf with generic ``South Asian (Punjabi/Hindi)`` overnights. 

But LSB! I don`t recall anyone ever noting this anomaly before, as most MW DXers are not alert for it, like on certain stations in AZ/NM/CO we have monitored before. The effect of this, on longwire with no antenna manipulation, is that tuning USB, Cuba is on top; tuning LSB, CHLO is atop. Now if Enciclopedia would suppress its LSB, we`d have a more equitable share (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. RE: unscheduled weather on 2598-USB before 0700 UT, Rick Wald, Taber, Alberta, Canada, replies Jan 20 on the ptsw iogroup:

``Canada USB Broadcast 2598 is marine weather station. Labrador & Newfoundland just had a Winter Storm of epic/historic proportions; eclipsing every historic record they had. All in the last 96 hours!! Any chance the 2 are related??`` -- that may well explain extra broadcasts. I was merely wanting to find out from which of the six possible stations without being able to hear an ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 20 at 2033, RHC English distorted with hum, as heard on caradio. Wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, Jan 20 at 2207, RHC Spanish S9+10 but Just Barely Modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145, Jan 21 at 0714, this is the only RHC English frequency of The Cuban Five still on the air, and it`s only S7-S8 and JBM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 21 at 0715, Radio Rebelde is splattering plus/minus 10 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 21 at 1544, China Plus relay is S9/+10 but JBM. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9095, Mon Jan 20 at 2245, JBA carrier vs utehash on the plus side, presumed this week`s jumparound frequency from Echo of Hope, instead of 9100 or 9105; indeed only 9095 is shown in the current Aoki/NDXC listing. Perhaps Ron Howard will soon compile a rundown of the other Monday changes this week; all the lower ones more likely to be heard in our mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 9790.028, Jan 21 at 1550, Chinese at S9-S7, of course, SAIPAN site scheduled this hour only with RFA. No CNR1 jamming audible for a change against perpetually off-frequency site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 379 kHz, Jan 21 at 0737 UT, ND beacon RUE, which is 25 watts from Russellville Arkansas; and mixing with DL, which is 50 watts from Duluth - Pike Lake, Minnesota. Same pitch but different periods. Also at 0739 mixing with BRA, which is 400 watts from Asheville - Broad River, North Carolina.

392 kHz, Jan 21 at 0734 UT, ND beacon ML and dash, which is 500 watts from La Malbaie - Charlevoix, Quebec, and not to be confused with the listed 25-watt ML on 392 from Monroe, Louisiana; and mixing with FMZ, which is 25 watts from Fairmont - Beklof, Nebraska. Similar pitches but slightly different periods helping to unravel them. Note that Beklof spelt backwards is Folkeb.

400 kHz, Jan 21 at 0731 UT, ND beacon AHQ, which is 25 watts from Wahoo, Nebraska.

408 kHz, Jan 21 at 0730 UT, ND beacon JDM, which is 25 watts from Colby - Wheatfield, in the NW corner of Kansas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 15580, Jan 20 at 2034, VOA `The African Beat` music VG and pause for some MLK info; on caradio. Unusually strong for BOTSWANA site scheduled this hour aimed 10 degrees; wonder if GB substituting? Still more fading than we get from single-hop Grimesland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2017 monitoring: re what happened to at least half of the IRRS airing missing, Mon Jan 20 at 1918 on 7290, Alfredo Cotroneo replies: ``Hi Glen[n], There was a tx failure and we had to switch on another tx. 73 Alfredo``

As I said, popped back on air at *1930 as soon as WOR was finished; FSN for a few minutes and at 1935.5 `Shortwave [sic] Report`, which provides non-SW recordings of a few of Dan Roberts` favorite stations, always RHC, usually DW, NHK, etc. Tsk2, in such a rut when he could include far more diversity of sources, especially recording off webcasts instead of direct via SW.

WOR 2017 also confirmed UT Tue Jan 21 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair via UTwente -85-100 dBm, while here it`s a JBA carrier. Propagation pitiful tonight with zero WRMI signals on 9955, 9455, 9395; very degraded on the two 7s which are always stronger than 7780 due to azimuths, 7730 and 7570. Next:

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. 6159.875v, Jan 20 at 2242, WBCQ reactivated with Brother Scare, S7-S9. This transmitter has been languishing for months; AW wanted to sell much time to a single client and apparently now BS has bitten, despite already being on several other US SW frequencies so this one hardly necessary. Is he on the WBCQ schedule? Of course not! Only 6160 listing is the live AAAWWW UT Sat at 0100, even tho 6160v has not been active then either. (It also still shows 9330 with WLC at 2030-0300 only instead of 23 hpd, or rather zero currently with latest failure.) Is 6160 on the BS schedule? Of course not: ``Overcomer Ministry Radio Log June 2019``. Still going at 0047 check Jan 21 at poor S6-S7; and at 0713. May well be running 24 hours -- plug in, turn him on and forget it. 6159.9v, WBCQ-4, was first noticed by Ivo in Bulgaria, Jan 20 at 0815, but expected to be blocked there by WIS Germany ``Shortwave Radio`` on 6160.0 from 0858 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.25v, Jan 21 at 0129, `From the Isle of Music` is JBA on WBCQ; propagation even worse than usual tonight. WBCQ ought flexibly to put all its power into 3265v during these dark winter nights at solar minimum, for a much greater propagational advantage (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2097.3-CW, Jan 21 at 0153, single-letter beacon A is JBA again altho I could not hear it last night; from somewhere in SW USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4930-USB, Jan 21 at 0716, JBA 2-way in Spanish with talkovers, cambios. Available now after VOA Botswana at 03-06 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1900 UT January 21

Media & Tech - 22/01/2020

World Radio Day 2020

On 13 February 2020, UNESCO will celebrate the 9th edition of World Radio Day. This day marks a time where people around the world celebrate radio and how it shapes our lives.
CELEBRATIONS IN 2020
On World Radio Day 2020 (WRD 2020), UNESCO calls on radio stations to uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves. 

This edition of WRD is divided into three main sub-themes: 

Advocating for pluralism in radio, including a mix of public, private and community broadcasters;
Encouraging representation in the newsroom, with teams comprised of diverse society groups;
Promoting a diversity of editorial content and programme types reflecting the variety of the audiences.
We are working on différent tools and contents to help radio stations and other stakeholders celebrating WRD 2020. All material is copyright free and may be used to promote World Radio Day. Please check out regularly our WRD 2020 Celebration kit on https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldradioday


Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD).

Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations.

Shortwave reception from Sofia January 21-22

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Shortwave reception from Sofia January 21-22. Videos can be found here
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
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ARMENIA(non)   Reception of Iran International TV on January 21:
from 0630 on 11570 ERV 100 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Farsi, fair/good

CHINA   CNR-1 Jamming vs.RTI & CNR-1 Jamming vs Sound of Hope, January 21
from 0728 on 11840 via two transmitters to EaAs Chinese vs.RTI, fair/good
from 0829 on 15775 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs Chinese vs.SOH, weak/fair

CHINA   CNR-1 Jamming vs S06s Russian Lady vs Sound of Hope on January 21:
0829&0858 on 11535 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs Chinese CNR-1, good signal
0830-0836 on 11535 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode S06s-JBA

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Denge Welat via TDF Issoudun, Janauary 21:
0330-0559 on  7360 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, very good signal
1500-1659 on 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, very good signal
1600-1959 on  9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, very good signal

FRANCE(non)   Manara Radio International via TDF Issoudun, Janauary 22:
0700-0800 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, weak/fair signal

GERMANY(non)    NHK World Radio Japan via MBR Issoudun, January 22
0600-0630 on  6165 ISS 500 kW / 140 deg to NoAf Arabic, very good:

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece in 31mb, January 22
0752&0801 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3.
*Arabic/Serbian news 0752-0800UTC and tx off air at 0805UTC

GUAM(non)   BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting via KTWR on January 22
1516-1616 on  7515 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Fri, fair/good

INDIA   Unscheduled 2 min of All India Radio in English on January 22
1315-1415 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs Dari as scheduled and
1415-1530 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs Pashto as scheduled &
1530-1532 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs English - unscheduled

KUWAIT   Good signal of MOI Radio Kuwait on January 22:
from 0630 on 15530 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of Cuban Spy HM01 on 9330 kHz, January 22:
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.

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady 41mb on January 21
0730-0736 on  7410 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair:

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb on January 22:
0840-0846 on 11830 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, weak/fair

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman in Arabic 14-15UT on 15140 kHz, January 21:
1000-1400 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic inactive at present
from 1350 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Ar unscheduled before 14UT
1400&1443 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, instead of English
from 1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic as scheduled in B19
1400&1500 on January 22 NO SIGNAL of RSO, also NO SIGNAL of RHC in Spanish
from 1505 on 15140 BAU 100 kW / 130 deg to SoAm Sp R.Habana Cuba is on air
Something`s always wrong at R.Sultanate of Oman Thumrayt transmitting stn!
Something`s always wrong at Radio Habana Cuba Bauta transmitting station!!

PIRATE RADIO   Reception of Charlestone Radio International on January 21
from 0558 on  5140 unknown tx site to Europe in English, weak/fair signal

USA   Good signal of EWTN WEWN-1 in 31mb on January 21:
from 0800 on  9385 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf English

USA   Fair/good signal of RAE Argentina and AWR via WRMI tx#09 on January 21:
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu French  Mon-Wed RAE Argentina
1330-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Tue AWR Wavescan#569.

USA   Reception of WHRI Angel 2 World Harvest Radio Int, Janauary 22
0430-0600 on  9830 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English, good signal
0600-0700 on  7315 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English IS INACTIVE!

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Voice of Martyrs via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, January 21
1530-1600 on  7530 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, weak/fair signal

UZBEKISTAN(non)   TWR India via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, Janauary 22:
1546-1600 on  6240 TAC 100 kW / 066 deg to CeAs Kazakh, fair signal


--

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 22/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Forth AM, Gran Bretagna 1548 Khz (1975)
KQLL, Oklahoma 1430 Khz (1934)

martedì 21 gennaio 2020

Radio Bata 5005 kHz, one month out of air

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial, Bata, one month out of air. Not heard since  21 December in the early morning,  when it usually opened transmission at about 0515 with African, Afropop and Spanish songs,  at 0530 program "Panorama Nacional" and news bulletin at 0601, all in Spanish. Not heard either in the afternoon, when it usually closed transmission at about 1700. 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Agenda DX 21/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
KGO-AM, San Francisco, California, USA (1924)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Giornata di Errol Walton Barrow nelle Barbados

lunedì 20 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January +19-20, 2020

** CANADA. Re my 2598-USB mystery, marine weather from NL area on the air before 0700 UT when none is scheduled, sent my last report to Bill Hepburn of dxinfocenter.com and he replies:

``Warnings are broadcast on receipt. I'm guessing they included amended forecasts at the same time.

The official Canadian information can still be found at
https://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/publications/mcts-sctm/ramn-arnm/part1-eng.html

pdf version here ...
https://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/publications/mcts-sctm/ramn-arnm/docs/RAMN-ARNM-2019-eng.pdf
wrh``

I replied: ``Bill, I searched on 2598 in each file, and it is only mentioned once each in the tables of frequencies for something or other, NO details about stations, or times. I already hunted for that at the site referred from sexion 1.1.1 without finding it. Glenn``

``Part 2 is loaded with station information 

https://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/publications/mcts-sctm/ramn-arnm/part2-eng.html 
as is the .pdf which contains the entire publication. wrh``

``Bill, Tnx, that`s what I was looking for --- I wasn`t getting any hits on ``2598`` because every entry is ``2598J3E``. 39 of them, and not one accounts for any broadcasts just before 0700 UT, my original question. Other than your previous comment apparently meaning they could show up at any time. 73, Glenn`` (Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 20 at 1520, RHC `Sonido Cubano` music is overmodulated and distorted; OK on // 15230 on late, and 13700, with no spurs today either. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 11570.023, Jan 20 at 1452, VOA Korean is S9-S7; figured it would be SAIPAN so far off-frequency, and yes, it is, at 14-15 per Aoki/NDXC. Previous bihour of same, however, 12-14 is via Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2017 monitoring: confirmed Sunday January 19 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, but JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 20 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente SDR Holland.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 20 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente, and // 9395 poor. Then directly here, 7780 is good and 9395 JBA carrier. Also confirmed #2017 via WRN webcast.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 20 at 0400 on Area 51 webcast; at 0410 JBA on WBCQ 5130.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 20 at 0430 on WRMI webcast, but JBA carrier on 9955.

Also confirmed Monday January 20 from 1901+ on IRRS 7290, Romania? via UTwente SDR -- VG this week at -45 to -55 dBu readings, soon increasing to 65-75. *1857 came on big carrier, 1859.5 JIP Aïda theme, IRRS sign-on, 1900:40 FSN headlines and right into WOR. 

HOWEVER, at 1918 I notice the signal is GONE! Probably some minutes earlier; did not have headphones on but could still hear some audio from them beside me until the noise now. Still OFF until *1930 WOR over and comes right back on with FSN(?) news. Next:

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. Doug Smith replies on the WTFDA Forum to my observations of flashing PSIP calls on KMPX-30 ``29``, 01-16-2020, 09:15 AM:

``My guess (this is a guess) is KMPX has two "PSIP generators" connected and they're programmed slightly differently -- one with the "HD" and "-2" and one without the HD & dash.

The "PSIP generator" is a computer attached to the "stream multiplexer". The multiplexer interleaves "packets" of PSIP data with packets of audio and video data from the MPEG encoder(s).

PSIP packets are to be transmitted at varying intervals, depending on what type of data is being transmitted (the "Virtual Channel Table", or TVCT, is responsible for the way channel names display. There are roughly a handful of other "tables" that do things internal to your TV).

I'm guessing you're seeing data first from one generator & then from the other. Presumably they have a backup unit & left both running at the same time`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search January 20 from 1343 to 1354, local sunrise being 1341, now 3 minutes earlier than our yearly latest a biweek ago, first on the R75 with E-W longwire so no DFing, starting at top end:

1566, presumed FEBC Jeju Island, Korea South, the strongest up here and I am carefully listening for it to go off between 1344 and 1345 at scheduled beam change from Japanese to Chinese --- almost at 1344.5, but it`s still there! past 1345 and the next 5 minutes, when finally at 1354 I DF it on the handheld DX-398 as definitely from the NW, not WSW. So was it so strong (I almost heard some audio at first) that remained incoming after beamswitch, or did not change it on time today? Just yesterday, my neighbor Richard Allen said it did:

``Oklahoma TP DX 1/19/2020, Richard Allen, Jan 19   #5906  IRCA Except for hearing HLAZ closing down its transmission to Japan, TP DX was non-existent here this morning. 1566, HLAZ barely audible signal at 1337 (LSR 1339); barely audible talking and some music at 1341-1342: poor Japanese language talk before close at 1344. This was the first trace of a TP signal here is nearly a fortnight. Usually audible JOUB was last heard on 1/6. Receiver: Skywave with ALA1530LNP aerial. Richard Allen, near Perry OK USA``

Meanwhile a quick check of some other 9-kHz channels: also carriers on 1593, 1557, 1548, 1143, 1044, 972 but lower ones are just about gone after sunrise here. 

AND at 1349, 1206-, off-frequency-minus. What could that be? MW offsets has a VG choice: 
``1205.96, CHN, Yanbian RGD Korean News General (Yanji/Longjing), 2000-1600, 2016-08-09``

That`s right next to Korea North, and at 200 kW is by far the strongest PRC station, or any east Asian, on 1206. The only other significantly below 1206 is an Indonesian, 1205.4, too far in more ways than one (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15805, Jan 20 at 1518, buzz centered here covering about 10 kHz, but does not sound like usual DRM. Only thing scheduled here was World Music Radio, Denmark, weekends only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 1934 UT January 20

Wolfgang Bueschel: CHN / ALB observations

Re Albania CRI European relay site Cerrik broadcasts..

I don't believe that the Cerrik relay is on air again  y e t  !
These ADDITIONAL SCHEDULE outlets originate NOT FROM ALBANIA at present.

In past 14 days !!
I also observed these additional French (and others) on 7360 and 7385 kHz from MAINLAND CHINA bcast center sites, propagate far away from eastern Asia bcast center, according of Kiwi-Net direction finding TDoA Extension, not from Kashgar, nor Urumqui in western China,  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

b u t   C E N T E R E D    o r i g i n a t e and propagate WELL from big Beijing transmission site, CHN_Beijing Matoucun/Madicun, HuoxianTown, Tongzhou_SW 150/350/500kW 33ant_12x100kW Beijing #572 site  at 39 44 54 N  116 48 41 E

and likely also one ... two other additional bcasts more from either Xian #925 site at G.C. 110degr East

or Shijiazhuang site near CHN_Shijiazhuang Huikou. Pingshan County, Station #723 at G.C 114degr East location

7360 kHz in Western Europe S=9+10dB like at same time: Xian on 7285 and 7435 kHz.

7385 kHz in Western Europe S=9+5dB from Beijing site, like Shijiazhuang also this level on 7255 kHz.

The CRI Kashgar outlets are much stronger - than Beijing / Xian - at S=9+30dB level tonight, like Italian 7340 kHz, German 7395 kHz.


Okay, yes the additional 09-13 UT bcasts originate either from Urumqi or Kashgar sites in western China on the Russia/Kazakhstan/Kyrghyz border area.

73 wolfie  df5sx

ps. 15-23 UT additional bcasts need further more monitoring observation now.

Media & Tech - 20/01/2020

Shortwave reception from Sofia January 19-20

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Shortwave reception from Sofia January 19-20. Videos can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
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AUSTRIA   Reception of Radio DARC#257 via ORS Moosbrunn on January 19
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, very good

BRASIL   Radio Voz Missionaria on very odd frequency in 31mb, January 20
from 0830 on  9667.5vCAB 010 kW / 030 deg to BRA Portug.-fair via Twente
QRM same time 9665.0 KNG 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean KCBS Pyongyang.

CHINA/ALBANIA   Active frequencies of CRI via Cerrik:
1500-1557 on  9565 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Turkish
1600-1757 on  5970 CER 150 kW / 330 deg to WeEu German
1800-1957 on  5970 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu French
1800-1957 on  6055 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
1800-1957 on  7360 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu French
1800-1957 on  7385 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
2000-2157 on  7285 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
2200-2257 on  6175 CER 150 kW / 280 deg to SoEu Portug.
Temporarily inactive frequencies of CRI via Cerrik:
0000-0157 on  6020 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm English
0000-0157 on  9570 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm English
0200-0357 on  6020 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm Chinese
0200-0357 on  9570 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm Chinese
0500-0657 on  5985 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf Arabic
0500-0657 on  7210 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf Arabic
0500-0657 on  9590 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
0500-0557 on  7220 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME English
0600-0657 on 11750 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME English
0700-0857 on 11785 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
0700-0857 on 11855 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Chinese
0900-0957 on  7285 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Romanian
0900-0957 on  9460 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Romanian
1100-1157 on  7220 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Bulgarian
1200-1257 on  7345 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Serbian
1100-1257 on 13665 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
1400-1557 on 11920 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
1400-1557 on 13670 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
1500-1557 on  7345 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Turkish
1600-1757 on  9555 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
1600-1757 on 11725 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf Arabic
2000-2157 on  5960 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
2000-2157 on  6185 CER 150 kW / 193 deg to EaAf Arabic
2000-2157 on  7215 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
2200-2357 on  7210 CER 150 kW / 280 deg to SoEu Spanish
2300-2357 on  6175 CER 150 kW / 280 deg to SoEu Spanish
Temporarily Romanian, Bulgarian & Serbian are via Urumqi
0900-0957 on 15260 URU 500 kW / 308 deg to SEEu Romanian
1100-1157 on 15180 URU 500 kW / 308 deg to SEEu Bulgarian
1200-1257 on 15180 URU 500 kW / 308 deg to SEEu Serbian

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio Obectivo DX#864 via MBR Nauen, January 19
1000-1100 on  9610 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun, very good signal.

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen, January 19
1430-1445 on 11800 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, very good

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Koode Radio International KRI via MBR Nauen January 19:
1900-1930 on  6180 ISS 250 kW / 175 deg to WCAf Nigerian Fulfulde, weak/fair, co-ch
same time on  6180 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu German Radio Romania International.

GREECE   Surprising broadcast of Voice of Greece ERT 1st px, January 20
1157&1200 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3, good signal
* Albanian news 1157-1200UT and transmitter switches off around 1226UTC

GUAM   Cancelled transmissions of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia:
1030-1100 on 12120 TWR 200 kW / 305 deg to EaAs Chinese Daily
1245-1315 on  9975 TWR 100 kW / 293 deg to SEAs Vietnamese Mon-Fri
1400-1430 on  9975 TWR 200 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Cantonese Mon-Fri

GUINEA/MALI   Weak signal of R.Guinée & ORTM R.Mali in 31mb, January 20
from 0758 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French R.Guinée Conakry
from 0800 on  9635 BKO 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French ORTM Radio Mali.

HOLLAND   Radio Onda, ASBL is again registered 24 hours in HFCC Database:
0000-2400 on  5940 MRT 001 kW / non-dir to WeEu Portuguese, ex 0000-1700.
Very weak signal via SDR Twente on January 19 around 1030UTC on 5940,042.
Other stations on 5940 kHz are Voz Missionaria & Telediffusion d'Algerie:
0000-2400 on  5940vCAB 010 kW / non-dir to BRAS Portug. R.Voz Missionaria
2000-2059 on  5940 ISS 500 kW / 160 deg to CEAf Arabic, "Holy Qu'ran" TDA
2100-2159 on  5940 ISS 500 kW / 160 deg to CEAf Arabic, "Holy Qu'ran" TDA
And irreg on  5940 JJG 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Som Deegaanka Soomaalida.

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman in Arabic 14-15UT on 15140 kHz, January 19:
1000-1400 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic inactive at present
1400-1411 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu NOTHING-TRANSMITTER IS OFF
1411-1412 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu OPEN CARRIER / DEAD AIR  &
from 1412 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, instead of English
from 1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic as scheduled in B19
1400&1500 on January 20 NO SIGNAL of RSO, only weak/fair of RHC in Spanish
Something`s always wrong at R.Sultanate of Oman Thumrayt transmitting stn!

ROMANIA(non)   IRRS EGR/UNR and AWR Wavescan#568 via RADIOCOM Satica on January 19:
1030&1230 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun IRRS EGR/UNR, weak/fair
1200-1230 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun Wavescan#568, weak/fair

SECRETLAND(non)   From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, January 19
1500-1504 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu OPEN CARRIER / DEAD AIR
1504-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu Eng/Spa Sun, very good.
Something`s always wrong at SECRETLAND Secretbrod transmitting station!

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey on unscheduled 15190, January 19
from 1300 on 15190 EMR 500 kW / 150 deg to N/ME Turkish &
from 1325 on 15190 EMR 500 kW / 150 deg to N/ME NO SIGNAL

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via ENC-DMS Woofferton on January 19
1830-1858 on  6180 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic Sun, very good signal

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio Inter WHRI Angel 2, January 19:
1300-1400 on  9840 HRI 250 kW / 025 deg to ENAm English Sun, weak/fair
1400-1800 on  9840 HRI 250 kW / 025 deg to ENAm English Sun, CANCELLED

USA   Test transmission of Brother Stair via WBCQ-4 The Planet Monticello, January 20
from 0815 on  6159.9vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English, weak signal via SDR Twente
from 0858 on  6160.0 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Shortwave Radio will be on!


--

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

Propagation outlook from Boulder

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:Issued: 2020 Jan 20 0748 UTC
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#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
13 - 19 January 2020

Solar activity was very low. The solar disk was spotless. 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 was quiet with an isolated period of
unsettled conditions on 16 Jan under a nominal solar wind regime.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
20 January - 15 February 2020

Solar activity is expected to remain at very low levels.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to reach high levels on 21-22 Jan due to recurrent CH HSS
influence. Moderate levels are anticipated for the remainder of the
outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on
20-21 Jan with unsettled conditions forecasted on 22 Jan and 01-05
Feb due to recurrent CH HSS activity.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2020 Jan 20 0748 UTC
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2020 Jan 20      72          12          4
2020 Jan 21      72          12          4
2020 Jan 22      72          10          3
2020 Jan 23      72           5          2
2020 Jan 24      72           5          2
2020 Jan 25      72           5          2
2020 Jan 26      72           5          2
2020 Jan 27      72           5          2
2020 Jan 28      72           5          2
2020 Jan 29      72           5          2
2020 Jan 30      72           5          2
2020 Jan 31      72           5          2
2020 Feb 01      72          10          3
2020 Feb 02      72          10          3
2020 Feb 03      72          10          3
2020 Feb 04      72          10          3
2020 Feb 05      72          10          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      71           5          2
2020 Feb 15      71           5          2
(SWPC via DXLD)

Surprising broadcast of Voice of Greece January 20

GREECE   Surprising broadcast of Voice of Greece January 20
from 1157 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3.
* including Albanian at 1157UT & probably English at 1300UT

--

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

Radio Voz Missionaria on very odd frequency in 31mb, January 20

BRASIL   ZYE890 Radio Voz Missionaria on very odd frequency in 31mb, January 20:
from 0830 on  9667.5vCAB 010 kW / 030 deg to BRA Portuguese, fair via SDR Twente

--

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

Test transmission of Brother Stair via WBCQ-4 6160v, January 20

USA   Test transmission of Brother Stair via WBCQ-4 The Planet Monticello, January 20
from 0815 on  6159.9vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English, weak signal via SDR Twente
from 0858 on  6160.0 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Shortwave Radio will be on!

--

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 20/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Barquisimeto, Venezuela 680 Khz (1938)
Radio Chaco, Bolivia 1150/3280 Khz (1978)
Radio Hauraki, Olanda (1966)
Radio Itatiaia, Brasile 5970 Khz (1952)
Radio Maipù, Argentina 1460 Khz (1971)
Radio Teos, Russia 1089 Khz (1993)

domenica 19 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 18-19, 2020

** BRAZIL. 9667.4, Jan 19 at 0154, Brazuguese from Voz Missionária noted in quick bandscan jumped way further off frequency than usual circa 9664.9; fair signal. JBA carrier on 9818.6 presumed R. 9 de Julho. Both refined at 0330: 9667.478v and 9818.633 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9415, Jan 18 at 2320 some country music adjacent to 9420 Greece, 2322 Vietnamese talk, lite long/short path echo. It`s CRI Beijing site this hour only, 500 kW at 193 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6145, Jan 18 at 0650, RHC English JBM; 6100 better, 5040 better yet, and 6060 also now in English and best by far of The Cuban Five. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13326-trace, and progressively stronger FM/AM spurblobs at 68-70 kHz intervals circa 13394, 13462, 13532, 13601, 13677, Jan 18 at 2330 out of RHC 13740, with some matchers on the plus side circa 13809, 13880, 13947. Obviously same transmitter which does the same thing most mornings when parked on 13700; and when 13740 is also on the air from a different non-spurring unit. 13740 fundamental is rather irregular in the evenings, and not heard at all a couple hours later. It`s been a long time if ever since I`ve found a tarde spur constellation like this on 13 MHz band. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 6080+, Jan 18 at 0648, rap music, must be VOA relay as always significantly off-frequency+. Yes, 03-07 UT English in three segments, 138 degrees until 05, then 20, and from 06, 0. Antenna changes from type 156 to 106 at 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Sat Jan 18 at 2300+, no signal from VOT English to N America, so no chance for 2400 German either. Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 19 at 0100 I notice that theatre organ music is playing already, instead of usual 0130v start on WTWW-2; soon I switch to $tereo webcast. Final tune is ``Mr Sandman``, until 0133.5 finishes with ID and into ``real music``. I have yet to hear a specific *name* for this show now out of Ozarx (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 1090, Jan 18 at 0659 UT, finally I tune in KAAY LR AR early enough to tell what happen around hourtop: gospel song is cut short for full legal ID proudly claiming to be a Cumulus station; two or three PSAs, 0701 quick ID again and into dead air for four minutes until 0705 resumes music.

Meanwhile I find main QRM is from a 96/minute SAH = 1.6 Hz, not XEAU which is also barely audible, but something with stupid sports talk in English, roughly NE/SW, which also means there is still a TA carrier 1089 het from Talksport UK. Format can`t be Catholic KEXS MO daytimer which anyhow hasn`t been cheating lately. Most likely fit around that axis is KVOP Plainview TX, U4 5/0.5 kW which is partially sportive with FSR but supposedly nulling thisaway; not WBAL or the IL, IN, IA, 1090 stations; but there is less likely WCAR Livonia MI, U4 250/500 watts with SBN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1120, Jan 18 at 0710, KMOX St Louis with `Our American Stories`, an engrossing and touching one. On UT Sats this is scheduled 1-5 am = 07-11 UT, while Mon-Fri it`s only 2-4 am = 08-10 UT. Details of this nightly bihour of ``no politix``: https://www.ouramericannetwork.org/recent_shows

KMOX has quite a variety of programming beyond a*s*o*e Rush; https://kmox.radio.com/shows/show-schedule -- even `Meet the Press` Sundays 8-9 pm = UT Mondays 02-03, which last I checked was on a competing network. I guess such distinxions no longer matter. No sign of `Face the Nation`! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2023 UT January 19

Glenn Hauser logs January 19, 2020

** CANADA. 2598-USB, Jan 19 at 0648 UT again I am hearing a roboyl marine weather broadcast in English at a time when none scheduled at  http://dxinfocentre.com/mb.htm  nor at https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Maritime_Weather_Transmissions - and the Canadian CG website seems to have deleted its once-extensive scheduling of these. Mentions storm warnings, 0652 for northern Grand Banx, then for southeastern G.B. Forecasts extend to Monday morning. Visibilities often one mile or less. Also again there is a slight reverb on her voice, either self-imposed from one transmitter, or from two slightly unsynchronized transmitter sites. All the listed 2598 broadcasts are from six stations in Newfoundland & Labrador, or adjacent Quebec (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 19 at 1505, S9+10 of dead air except for one syllable which breaks thru; wiggle that patchcord! OK on 15230, 11760. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13568, 13634, 13767, 13834, 13901, 13967, 14033, 14100-trace, approx., spurblobs out of RHC 13700, readable both in FM and AM but not SSB, and with the F# tone in FM, progressively weaker toward the outskirts where only the tone may giveaway. Now intruding into 20m hamband where maybe some of them will notice and complain; to CO2KK? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2017 monitoring: not confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, nominal time 0415 UT Sunday January 19: checked at 0427, 0452, 0509, 0533, 0558, 0630, various ham news shows. Did WOR play before 0400, after 0630, or never? 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]
1900vUT 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. 9330.0, Jan 19 at 1550, WBCQ-6 still off the air. Allan has twitted nothing more about this blown screen bypass capacitor since Jan 17, even in a new one today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, UT Sunday Jan 19 at 0702, KAAY LR AR again in dead air until gospel music start at 0705. At least they are not totally haywire like last weekend. No sign of an harmonic on 2180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2182-USB, Jan 19 at 0636, YL voice JBA briefly, nothing further for a minute. Since hearing a prolonged AM carrier here I pay more attention to this once-important maritime calling and distress frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7421.6-USB, Jan 19 at 1552, 2-way in Spanish, not exactly intruding, but too close to Chinese on 7420-AM, i.e. CNR1 jamming RFA via Tajikistan, and tough luck for PBS Nei Menggu, Hohhot 839 site which ought to have 7420 to itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1957 UT January 19

Wolfgang Bueschel: log Jan 19 at 00.30 to 01.30 UT

On Jan 19 at 00.30 to 01.30 UT, heard in remote SDR rxs in Switzerland and New Delhi India South Asia subcontinental station.

5779.996 U.K./IRL (?)  Pirate station 'Radio Harmony' soft oldies.
         English Waltz music of the previous century 20ties, S=8 at
         00.30 UT on Jan 19. Historical recordings.
         8.8 kHz wideband audio block modulation.
5800even USA   WRMI likely SMTV radio relay program. S=7 or -85dBm at
         00.34 UT on Jan 19.
5850even USA   WRMI  English program of Radio Slovakia International(?)
         S=7 or -85dBm at 00.36 UT on Jan 19.
5915 kHz bad mixture of two signals:
         Zambia NBC Radio 1 from Lusaka-ZMB, S=9 or -77dBm at 00.38 UT,
         and on lower S=6-7 level at 00.39 UT on Jan 19, on lower side
5914.983 MMR/BRM  Myanmar Radio from new Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Daw
         in central Burma.
5939.600 BRA  Radio Voz Missionaria, Camborio SC, sermon BrasPortuguese,
         at 00.41 UT on Jan 19, S=7 or -85dBm.
5960 kHz bad mixture of two program radios:
5960.003 D__  Mighty KBC Radio program from MBR Nauen Germany 100 kW site,
         S=8 -63dBm ... and much odd China mainland outlet
5959.936 CHN  PBS  XJBS  Xinjiang Urumqi Changji #523 bcast center
         in Uighur language. S=9+5dB at 00.46 UT.
5985even MMR/BRM  Myanmar Radio from former capital Yeegu / Yangoon,
         S=9+5 or --72dBm, excellent signal into Switzerland WeEUR.
         00.47 UT on Jan 19.
and nearby strange
5993-6016 kHz OTHR signal midst on 49 meter band. S=9+35dB in WeEurope.
6055even BUL  TOM BS sermon in English, powerful S=9+30dB at 00.49 UT via
         SPC-NURTS  Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site.
6089.985 IRN  IRIB from Sirjan site in Spanish at 298degr to northern
         Latin America. S=9+25dB powerful. 16 kHz audio wideband, 00.50 UT
6135.098 BRA  R Aparecida, BrasPortuguese, S=8-9 in western EUR 00.52 UT.
6140.022 IND  AIR Aligarh in Urdu to Pakistan neighbour.
         S=7 fair at 00.53 UT in Switzerland western Europe.
6155even UZB  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo in Hindi language via RRTM Telecom
         Tashkent Uzbekistan bcast center. 1000 Hertz tone test early
         before 00.54 UT, then NHK Radio Japan interval signal start,
         at 00.55-00.59 UT, S=9+10dB in Switzerland western Europe,
         8.8 kHz wideband signal.
6184.998 MEX  XEPPM R Educacion Mexico D.F. poor S=5 signal here in Europe
         or -93dB at 01.03 UT on Jan 19.
6195even OMA  BBC London Interval signal chimes, at 00.59:35 UT  BBC ID.
         Pashto language progr start from ENC Encompass Digital Media
         Services from Al Seela Oman relay site.
6164.996 MMR/BRM  Thazin Radio from northern Pyin U Lwin bcast center,
         likely in Burmese Vernaculars, S=8 at 01.26 UT on Jan 19,
         noted a weaker signal even on closer remote SDR rx at Delhi-IND.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

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Ascolti AM Treviso 19 gennaio

6005 19/1 0627 BBC WS Radio, Ascension Nx Px E 45554
6030 19/1 0628 Radio Martì, Greenville Mx E 35543
6080 19/1 0629 Voice Of America, STP-Pinheira Mx E 35544
6155 19/1 0630 R. Österreich 1 International, Moosbrunn Px D 45554
9610 19/1 1002 AWR Europe, Nauen Px <Obiettivo DX> It 45544
819 19/1 1205 Radio Diffusione Europea, Trieste "Px Studio DX 864" 35543

73 da N. Marabello
QTH Treviso, Italia
RX: TECSUN PL-365
Ant.: HS AM + filare 6 metri
https://acquamarina.blogspot.com

TRT Voice of Turkey on unscheduled 15190 kHz, January 19

TRT Voice of Turkey on unscheduled 15190 kHz January 19
from 1300 on 15190 EMR 500 kW / 150 deg to N/ME Turkish

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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

Log Roberto Pavanello

  639 15/1 19.20 R.N.E. R.1 - Bilbao SS NX reg. Pais Vasco suff.
  729 14/1 19.20 R.N.E. R.1 - Logrono SS NX reg. La Rioja suff.
  774 18/1 11.10 R. Zainet - Milano IT MX buono
 1010 19/1 00.30 WINS - New York EE talk suff.
 1017 16/1 19.20 R.N.E. R.5 - Burgos SS NX reg. Castilla y Leon buono
 1026 14/1 22.55 IRIB - Azarshahr Azeri talk suff.
 1026 14/1 23.00 R. Reus - Catalano pubblicità locale suff.
 1224 13/1 23.00 COPE - Mallorca SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1305 17/1 19.20 R.N.E. R.5 - Ciudad Real SS NX reg. Castilla La Mancha buono
 1350 18/1 03.40 R. Boa Vontade - Salvador PP predica buono
 1400 16/1 23.30 Harbour Light - Carriacou EE predica suff.
 1485 13/1 18.30 R. Alcoi - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1584 12/1 17.00 R. Gandia - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1638 12/1 23.20 R. Bluebird - Dutch MX buono
 4775 18/1 23.50 R. Tarma - SS MX suff.
 4875 18/1 23.55 R. Roraima - Boa Vista PP MX buono
 5140 19/1 09.35 R. Charleston Int. - EE MX buono
 5780 19/1 10.40 Harmony R. - EE MX buono
 5835 19/1 09.40 R. 319 - EE ID di R. Mi Amigo Int. e MX buono
 5940 19/1 00.00 Voz Missionaria - Camboriu PP predica buono
 6070 18/1 09.30 Texas R. SW - EE MX buono
 6085 19/1 09.45 R. Mi Amigo Int. - EE ID e MX buono
 6135 19/1 00.05 R. Aparecida- PP predica buono
 6205 19/1 09.30 Laser Hot Hits - EE MX buono
 6280 19/1 10.30 R. Quintus - Dutch ID e MX buono
 6305 19/1 10.35 R. Merlin Int. - EE MX suff.
 9610 19/1 10.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione buono
10000 13/1 21.10 Obs. Nac. - Rio do Janeiro PP ID e ora suff.
11780 13/1 21.15 R. Nac. Amazonas - Brasilia PP NX suff.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Studio DX 864 - 19/01/20

Obiettivo DX 864 - 19/01/20

Agenda DX 19/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Vale do Rio Grande, Brasile 600 Khz (1985)
Radio Nacional de Espana 585 Khz (1937)
WIOD, USA (1926)

sabato 18 gennaio 2020

Anker Petersen Tips from Denmark

Dear DX-friends,

Here are my latest loggings from Skovlunde on the AOR AR7030PLUS with 28 metres of shortwave antenna:

3915 2250-2255 15.1 CLA Voice of the People, via Goyang, South Korea Ex 3910 Korean ann, songs - Totally drowning BBC, SNG 34433 // 3485 (33333), 3930 (34433) and 4450 (32332) all 4 fq's jammed ! AP-DNK

3945 2255-2300 15.1 CLA Echo of Unification, via Chongjin, North Korea Korean ann, songs by choir 45434 AP-DNK

3975 2300-2305 15.1 D Shortwaveradio, Winsen English ID: "You are tuned to 3975 and 6160" (6160 NOT heard !), English news 45333 AP-DNK

3985 2305-2310 15.1 CLA R Echo of Hope, via Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Korean talk - jammed 32332 // 4885 (45434 not jammed) AP-DNK

3990 2310-2315 15.1 CHN Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi Uighur talk by man and woman 45333 // 4980 (35332) and 6120 (45434) AP-DNK

4750 2315-2320 15.1 CHN Voice of China, Hailar Chinese talk and music 25333 // 4800 (45434) and 7230 (45333) AP-DNK

4820 2320-2325 15.1 CHN Xizang PBS, Baiding, Tibet Chinese ann, local songs with orchestra music 35333 // 6050 (35333), 7240 (45333) and 7450 (15231) AP-DNK

4875.02 2325-2330 15.1 B R Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, RR Portuguese conversation 25232 AP-DNK

4885.04 0520-0525 12.1 B R Clube do Pará, Belém, PA Portuguese talk 25232 AP-DNK

4905 2330-2335 15.1 CHN Xizang PBS, Baiding, Tibet Tibetan talk 35333 // 4920 (35333), 6130 (45434), 7385 (45444) and 9580 (15231) AP-DNK

4960 0515-0520 12.1 STP VOA, Pinheira Hausa talk 35232 AP-DNK

5939.62 0505-0525 12.1 B Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, SC Portuguese religious talk, hymn 35242 AP-DNK

5940.05 0920-1100 12.1 HOL R Onda, Bruxelles, via Borcolo New station French ann, Brazilian songs by choir 35343 (Website: https://ondaasbl.wixsite.com/english/shortwave ) AP-DNK

5950 0530-0535 12.1 ETH Voice of the Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa Tigrinya ann, Horn of Africa songs 25333 AP-DNK

7140 0525-0530 12.1 ERI Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea, Asmara Tigrinya talk 35233 AP-DNK




Dear DX-friends,

Here is what I heard today in Skovlunde on my AOR AR7030PLUS with 28 metres of longwire:

MW:

1440 1520-1525 18.1 DNK R 208, Ishøj (20 kms from my location) English ID: "This is Radio 208, Copenhagen", English Rock song 55555 AP-DNK

SW:

3975 1535-1540 18.1 D Shortwaveradio, Winsen English talk about the pop songs, being played 45333 AP-DNK

3985 1540-1550 18.1 CHN China Business R, Golmud Chinese talk, music 33333 (QRM Shortwaveservice, D) //6090 (35433) and 7315 (35343) AP-DNK

3995 1550-1600 18.1 D HCJB, Weenermoor German ann, German hymns 33443 Terrible noise in AM and USB AP-DNK

5040 1525-1535 18.1 IND AIR, Jeypore Indian songs  25342 1530 English news from Delhi // 4800 Hyderabad (32332 QRM China), 4810 Bhopal (35343), 4910 Jaipur (35232), 4920 Chennai (35333) AP-DNK

5950 1725-1730 18.1 ETH Voice of the Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa Tigrinya ann, Horn of Africa songs 35333 AP-DNK

5960 1730-1735 18.1 CHN Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi Chinese conversation 34343 (QRM Bucharest 5955) // 3950 (15231) and 5060 (25242) AP-DNK

6015 1735-1740 18.1 CHN Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi Kazakh ann, local songs 35243 // 4850 (35333) AP-DNK

6050 1740-1745 18.1 CHN Xizang PBS, Baiding, Tibet Chinese ann, orchestra music 35333 // 7240 (35333) AP-DNK

6085 1745-1750 18.1 D R Mi Amigo International, Kall-Krekel English ann, pop songs 34343 AP-DNK

6090 1750-1755 18.1 ETH Voice of Amhara State, Geja Jewe  Amharic ann, Horn of Africa songs 43433 QRM BBC AP-DNK

6115 1755-1800 18.1 COG R Congo, Brazzaville French talk  33333 sideband QRM AP-DNK

Best 73, Anker

(via WOR io group)

Media & Tech - 18/01/2020

QSL Texas Radio SW

QSL. Texas Radio SW 6070 KHz- texasradiosw@gmail.com con QSL Elettronica allegata in 7 ore.


Shortwave reception from Sofia January 14-18

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Shortwave reception from Sofia January 14-18. Videos can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
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CHINA   CNR-1 Jamming vs Sound of Hope Xi Wang Zhi Sheng, January 18
1200-1300 on  9635 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs Chinese, good signal

EGYPT   Unscheduled transmission of Radio Cairo in 31mb 9740 kHz, January 14
1000-1046 on  9740 ABS 100 kW / 166 deg to CEAf General or HQ Sce & off air!
0400-0600 on  9740 ABS 100 kW / 166 deg to CEAf Swahili as scheduled in B-19
From the beginning of B-19 season from October 27 no signal of Radio Cairo!!

GERMANY   Evangelische Missions Gemeinden EMG via MBR Nauen on January 18
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, weak/fair

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen January 17
1700-1730 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Fri/Sun, very good:

GERMANY(non)   Radio Waves Int & From the Isle of Music via Channel 292 January 18
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Fre Sat Radio Waves Inter. and
1200-1300 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Spa Sat From the Isle of Music

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen January 18
1430-1500 on 11900 NAU 250 kW / 102 deg to SoAs English Sat, very good signal
1630-1700 on 11875 NAU 100 kW / 145 deg to CeAf Nuer Daily, weak/fair signal.
Again no signal of Voice of Eritrean Lowland via Issoudun, probably cancelled
1700-1730 on 11875 ISS 100 kW / 123 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat, last heard Nov.30

GERMANY(non)   Reception of HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Nauen on January 18
1529-1629 on  9500 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Russian/Chechen Sat, weak/fair:

GERMANY   Missionswerk Friedensstimme MWF via MBR Nauen on January 18:
1600-1628 on  6060 NAU 250 kW / 080 deg to EaEu Russian Sat, weak/fair

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece in 31mb, January 14
0752&0756 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3.
*Arabic/Serbian news and transmitter switches off at 0820UT

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece in 31mb, January 15
0750&0755 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3.
*Arabic/Serbian news and transmitter switches off at 0808UT

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece in 31mb, January 16
till 0750 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu, NO SIGNAL!
from 0753 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3.
*Arabic/Serbian news and transmitter switches off at 0850UT
At 0810UT wrong ann.: 9420/9935/11645 kHz, last 2 inactive!

GUAM   Frequency change of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia effective January 15:
1026-1056 NF  9910 TWR 090 kW / 315 deg to EaAs English Wed in DRM, ex 11995

JAPAN(non)   Frequency changes of Shiokaze Sea Breeze from January 9
1300-1400 NF  7310 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 6145 // freq. at
same time NF  7345 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 7245 as follows:
1300-1330 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Wed/Fri; English Thu
1330-1400 Korean Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue; English Thu
1600-1700 NF  6085 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 5955 // freq. at
same time NF  7325 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 6020 as follows:
1600-1630 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Wed/Fri; English Thu
1630-1700 Korean Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue; English Thu
Frequency changes of Furusato no Kaze via Shiokaze from January 9
1405-1435 NF  6085 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese, ex 6070
1405-1435 NF  7260 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese, ex 6095

MADAGASCAR(non)   Frequency change of FPU Radio Tamazuj via Talata Volonondry
0329-0427 NF  6005 MDC 250 kW / 335 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, ex 6015 to avoid
at same time  6015 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf Swahili Zanzibar Broad. Corp.
Parallel freq 7315 ISS 250 kW / 138 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic remain unchanged.
1459-1557 on 11705 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic-fair signal + QRM
at same time 11700 SCB 050 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English SPL Brother Stair TOM
// frequency 15400 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, no audible here.
News bulletin in English language 1544-1556UT Tue/Fri and 0414-0426UT Wed/Sat

NEW ZEALAND   Frequency change of Radio New Zealand Pacific from January 15
1059-1258 NF  6115 RAN 100 kW / 325 deg to NWPac/PNG/As English, ex 9700

NUMBERS STATION   S06s Russian Lady in 25mb & E11 Oblique in 41mb, January 15
0840-0846 on 11830 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB S06s, weak/fair
0930-0933 on  7469 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB E11, good signal

NUMBERS STATION   E17z English Lady & S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on January 16:
0810-0816 on  9820 unknown secret tx site to Eu English CUSB E17z, good signal
0940-0946 on  9540 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB S06s, good signal

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman RSO reactivared 15140 kHz, January 18
from 1420 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, good signal

ROMANIA(non)  Fair signal of IRRS SW Radio City via RADIOCOM Saftica on January 18
0900-1000 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat The Station of the Cars

RUSSIA   Reception of GTRK Adygeya / Adygeyan Radio in 49mb, January 16
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri, weak/fair

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of Radio Dabanga via SPL Secretbrod, January 17
1529-1627 on 11640 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Darfur Arabic, good signal:

SECRETLAND(non)    IRRS again with wrong program via SPL Secretbrod on January 18
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

TAIWAN   Some changes of Radio Taiwan International from January 6
0400-0600 NF 11840 KOU 100 kW / 310 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11640&
at same time 11840 BEI 500 kW / 165 deg to EaAs Chinese CNR1 co-ch
1000-1200 NF 11840 KOU 100 kW / 310 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11640&
at same time 11840 KAS 500 kW / 133 deg to EaAs Chinese CNR1 co-ch
0800-0900 on  9705 PAO 100 kW / 045 deg to JPN  Japanese, addit.px
1100-1200 NF  9740 PAO 100 kW / 045 deg to JPN  Japanese, ex  9735
1100-1200 NF  9490 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Russian instead of
1400-1500 on  9590*TSH 300 kW / 325 deg to CeAs Russian is DELETED
* to avoid on 9590 KAS 500 kW / 308 deg to WeEu Chinese CRI co-ch!

U.K.(non)   New transmission of BBC Bengali, January 12
1630-1700 on  7285 SLA 250 kW / 075 deg to SoAs Bengali
1630-1700 on  7505 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali

USA   Fair signal of WHRI Angel 1 in 25mb on January 15
from 0859 on 11825 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English

USA   Unscheduled broadcast of EWTN / WEWN-1 in 31mb on January 16:
0900&0915 on  9385 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf English, instead of
0900-1300 on  9470 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs but deleted in B-19

USA   ZERO SIGNAL of WBCQ-6 "World's Last Chance Radio"
between 06 & 22UT January 17, pls check all other times
0600-0855 on  9330 BCQ 250 kW / 280 deg to WNAm English
0900-0955 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 076 deg to PORT Portug.
1000-1055 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 076 deg to SPAI Spanish
1100-1255 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 180 deg to NSAm Spanish
1300-1355 on  9330 BCQ 250 kW / 220 deg to CeAm Spanish
1400-1555 on  9330 BCQ 250 kW / 300 deg to WCAN English
1600-1755 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 057 deg to U.K. English
1800-1855 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 054 deg to GERM German
1900-2155 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 070 deg to NWAf Arabic
2200-2255 on  9330 BCQ Super Power Staion IS NOT ON AIR
2300-0055 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 175 deg to BRAS Portug.
0100-0255 on  9330 BCQ 250 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English
0300-0555 on  9330 BCQ 250 kW / 270 deg to CNAm English

UTILITY   UNID Military transmission & LZW Varna Radio on January 16
0701-0703 on  5778 USB mode Bulgarian UNID Military, fair signal and
0704&0707 on  3740 USB mode English/Bulgarian LZW Varna Radio, good

--

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 - 18/01/2020

Radio Sultanate of Oman again with English px, January 18

1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English
1500-2200 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic

--

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

Stations heard in Friol yesterday between 1510 to 1730

ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1530-1610, 17-01, at first very weak, audible on USB, Spanish with Argentinian acent, comments, "Este partido será transmitido por Radio Nacional", male, soccer comments, but at 1555 fair and clear signal, Argentinian soccer news, at 1600 time signals, “Nacional informa”, news, relaying Radio Nacional. Weak to fair signal.  Video of LRA 36 log in Friol: https://1drv.ms/v/s!At0tJSKTrzqVsCjw6Z_EScRkLGrY?e=Xv5dLD

INDIA 
4810, AIR, Bhopal, 1628- , 17-01, Hindi comments and songs. 25322. 
5040, AIR, Jeypore, 1710-1717, 17-01, Hindi songs and comments. 15321. 

MADAGASCAR, 5009.9, Radio Nasionaly Malagasy, Ambohidrano, 1705-1720, 17-01, Vernacular comments. 15321. 

SUDAN 
7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1600- 1633- , 17-01, Arabic, comments, East African and other songs. 25432. 
9505, Voice of Africa, Al Aitahab, 1638-1650, 01-17, Frech, news, comments, id. “La Voix de L’Afrique”, “Le Magazine economique”, East African songs. 34433. 

ZAMBIA, 5915, Zambia NBC, Radio 1, Lusaka, 1714-1725, 01-17, Vernacular comments, pop songs in English. 24322. 

Manuel Méndez 
Lugo, Spain 
Logs in Friol 
Tecsun S-8800 and Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters 

Glenn Hauser logs January 17-18, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, UT Sat Jan 18 at 0133, RAE AAM via WRMI is just concluding actualidaddx.com.ar with a song. Presumably to be repeating 48 hours later after 0100 UT Mon Jan 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Jan 17 at 2352, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 2353:42.5*, which is 2 seconds earlier than yesterday, as time marches on. Leonardo Santiago, Venezuela, replies about what the name means:

``Hi Glenn, I hope this e-mail may help you. Just look for the meaning of Chaski in the following message sent to me by R. Mosoj Chaski from Bolivia some months ago:

"Sr. Leonardo es muy grato saber que escucho nuestra sintonia, Mosoj Chaski (esta en el idioma quechua) quiere decir Nuevo Mensajero somos una radio emisora especialmente para nuestra gente quechua. el quinua se produce especialmente en Potosi y Oruro. Dios el creo este mundo y también a la humanidad lo bendiga mucho. Atte Mosoj Chaski."

I didn't translate as I know you also speak Spanish. Best, Leonardo Santiago, Venezuela``

I.e. new messenger, so I assume Chaski alone is messenger. I should have pointed out that we know 5980 apparently is carrying nothing but programming from evangelical network: https://redradiointegridad.com/ where Radio Chaski, 5980, is too insignificant even to mention. WRTH shows it: ``LM09) OBZ4H 700 25 kW, San Miguel`` but address in Lima (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 17 at 2354, VOT is still on with IS, but cuts off at 2355:06* --- no luck for bonus German hour; maybe tomorrow when Nauen vies for frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 11720, Fri Jan 17 from 2110, VOA Grimesland with `Music Time in Africa`, VG signal off the back. Hyper Heather Maxwell gives her name every other break. (Fortunately I am far too modest to impose that upon my listeners -- only thrice in 29 minutes, at start, middle and finish.) Dumps off the air abruptly at 2140, but resumes in less than a minute. Wraps up with citation of her program times on VOA, always omitting this very one, by far the best one we can hear. Also as usual, the YDD sign-off at 2200 is cut off before it finish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2017 monitoring: confirmed NOT filling the blank field on the WRMI skedgrid, Friday January 17 at 2100 on 7780 -- rather something musical. Missed checking Fri 2300 on 9955 --- did anyone hear it, and how bad was the jamming? I remember to check at 2352, when in Spanish but no jamming: go figure.

Confirmed UT Sat Jan 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+10/20, // 5010 Poor S9 with LAH on the lower side, Madagascar? At 0200* of WRMI, I can still detect that JBA carrier alone. AND WOR from 0130 IS ON 7780 but VP. Last week 7780 carried APS Radio music, so I figured it had replaced WOR, but here we are again, and remain on the skedgrid too. How about next week? Next today:

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]
1900vUT 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. 7490.273, Jan 18 at 0050, WBCQ during FKB gospel huxter has drifted up to here, ex-7490.245, VP S4-S6; no signal yet on 5130.

At 0100 some unknown music starts on 7490+, not the AAAWWW theme WTO. Finally just before 0107 cosmikdebris (Larry Will) and Jane start talking, as substitutes in a ``Lumpy Gravy-type show``. Says also on 5130 and 9330 is on but with other programming [not]. Yes, 5130 is now on // and a little better but both VP so I switch to webcast: oh2, 7490 cast has Brother Scare on it! But Area 51 has AAAWWW [non], where I listen:

A lot more back-and-forth banter between them than from A&A where Angela must be prodded to say something. Says A&A had other plans this evening in Florweirda. 0125 he discusses some unusual FM tropo DX in January, getting Norfolk stations where he is NW of DC in MD. 

Over to John H Carver for a fuller report: ``No signal of any kind on 7490. 5130 had Brother Scare till two minutes after the top of the hour and then went into music. At 0107 Larry and Jane Will came up and said they were hosting the show this evening. Some talk of the rapid change in the weather in Maryland. Jane stated that they were going to do a show more like Lumpy Gravy instead of AAWWW. Then into some music. Then some talk about sunspots and general dismal solar conditions. 

5130 started to degrade about 0126. Then some talk about improved MW and FM reception in their area. Around 0133 audio really got garbled at times. Program went into more music at this time. At 0148 Larry went over some of the schedule marred by some hams underneath the signal. Checked above and below the frequency and didn't find another station interfering. At 0150 back to some music. At 0155 the constant top of the hour IDs started up again and went to the top of the hour. John, Mid-North Indiana`` 

As for 9330, which has been off today, a twit from Allan around 20 UT: ``Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · 9h Superstation down. Blown screen bypass capacitor. Poor design here. Working on it now. All other BCQ’s fine. Extremely cold at the site. High winds do not help. The joys of winter. Allan&Angela Worldwide tonight at 8pm 7490/5130khz. Who knows what? See the screen short.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0513 UT January 18