mercoledì 22 gennaio 2020

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

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2020 Jan 20 0748 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
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#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
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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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2020-01-20
#
#   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)

Media & Tech - 19/01/2020

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

--

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

Wolfgang Bueschel log

On Jan 18 heard in remote SDR rxs in Massachusetts, Cape Canaveral, Bonaire,
Paraguay, and Sao Paulo Atlantic Ocean coast station.

4954.993 PRU  Likely R Cultural Amauta, Huanta - in DBS_21 mentioned
         "CVC La Voz en radio Huanta 2000”, "Desde la ciudad de Huanta,
         en la Cordillera de los Andes, esta es Radio Cultural Amauta".
         poor S=6 signal string at 00.35 UT on Jan 18.
4747.597 PRU  R Huanta 2000, Huanta, Ayacucho, S=5-6 poor, 00.40 UT.
4775.046 PRU  R Tarma, Tarma, Junín, 'la primerísima' in DBS_21.
         R Tarma ID at 01.15 UT S=7 or -84dBm in remote Bonaire SDR rx.
         At 00.43 UT also co-channel poor signal of likely
4774.859 BRA  R Congonhas, Congonhas, MG, S=5-6, 00.44 UT.
4875.022 BRA  R Dif. Roraima, Boa Vista, RR, in DBS_21, S=9+20 -52dBm
         signal strength in remote Kiwi SDR rx at Bonaire island. 0045 UT
4885.025 BRA  One of the two Brazilians, fq not stable tonight, wandered
         5 Hertz up and down. S=8 at 00.48 UT in SPaulo remote Kiwi set,
         S=7 or -81dBm in remote Bonaire Kiwi_rx.
         Probably ZYG362  R Clube do Para, Belem PR,
         doesn't checked tonight Jan 18 with
         \\ MW local 690 kHz AM, <www.radioclubedopara.com.br/radio/#>
4905.038 BRA  R Relógio Federal, São Gonçalo RJ, S=5 poor, at 00.50 UT
         S=6-7 in Paraguay remote Kiwi set.
         S=9 or -73dBm strong in SP remote Kiwi set.
         S=7 or -84dBm in remote Bonaire island rx set.
4924.980 BRA  R Educação Rural, Tefé, AM, noted at 00.53 UT on Jan 18.
         S=7 or -82dBm in remote Paraguay Kiwi set.
         S=6 or -93dBm fair in remote Bonaire island Kwii set.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

Agenda DX 18/01/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
ELWA, Liberia (1954)

venerdì 17 gennaio 2020

Encore - Classical Music - New transmission time - Europe - Saturdays

This weekend Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcast again at the NEW TIME in Europe of 11:00 UTC on SATURDAY on 6070 kHz.
This is instead of the Sunday broadcast at 15:00 UTC.
There is much less interference from adjacent channels at this time - indeed we have had several reception reports from India.
For now - the 6070 kHz repeat will continue to be on Friday evenings at 19:00 UTC - as usual.

WWCR Nashville will broadcast the Encore on Saturday at 21:00 UTC as usual on 9350 kHz. The propagation is very good over the US and much of Canada and the signal carries to parts of western Europe too.

WBCQ Maine will send out the show on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday to the US. (Early evening Sunday local US - obviously.)

NB - trial broadcast of Encore on 7440 kHz Sunday 09:00 UTC Channel 292 - Sunday 19th

Do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com. We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports - though a brief report is fine.

This week's programme is chock full of interesting and provocative classical music - listen in and see if you agree.
The playlist is on the website and will be updated soon after Saturday's broadcast of the new show by Channel 292 at 11:00 UTC.

Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.


In the meantime - thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril.

Regular Broadcast times are:
11:00 - 12:00 UTC Saturday on 6070 kHz and repeated 19:00 - 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany).
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz WWCR (Nashville).
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ - (Maine).

Glenn Hauser logs January 17, 2020

** CHINA. Re my log on 12035 & 11820, CRI sites, Wolfgang Bueschel replies: ``see screenshots, Baoji Xinjiezhen jamming center is 140 kilometers distance away of Xian / Xianyang sites, are only 11 kilometers away of each other. 73 wolfie`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 17 at 1605, CRI relay is still on with dead air at S9+10/20, wasting kilowatts and kilopesos which might have helped feed under-nourished cubanos. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Re 12200 and 11980, which transmitters produce harmonix, Wolfgang Bueschel replies: ``re 5990 Cuba 11980 kHz hx, they have 5 x 250 kW txs at this Quivican site at their disposal. Not to compare with 6100 kHz outlet, which is another installation at Bauta site, with different antenna design`` (Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Jan 17 at 1606, RHC Spanish is still on here late at S9 undermodulated; 15140 is S9+20 but overmodulated/distorted. It and 11760 are supposed to run past 1600, and at 1610, 11760 is on but unusually very poor, S8-S9 and suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 417-MCW kHz, Jan 17 at 0637 UT, ND beacon IY, which is 25 watts from Charles City, Iowa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Jan 17 at 1601, K6FRC HIFER beacon from CA is JBA. Maybe latest in day I have heard it; never in the afternoons or evenings. Confess there have been a few other instances lately of audibility before 1600 I did not log as the programming is rather boring (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. Reminder that new WORLD OF RADIO 2017 first airs from N America, Friday Jan 17 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, no doubt with jamming; and UT Sat Jan 18 at 0130 on WRMIs 5850, 5010, and presumably like last week, no longer on 7780 tho still shown on System D sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Jan 17 at 1605, zero signal from WRMI, off? Made a note to check it via UTwente SDR, but not until 1730 when it is on but JBA over there. Bad propagation today (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 9455, Jan 17 at 1612, TOMBS from WRMI but undercurrent in Chinese. Am surprised USAGM agreed to share 9455 with WRMI extended to 24 hours; Radio Free Asia is on here from various sites, this hour only on M/W/F via SAIPAN. Also daily 17-19, 20-22, Tibetan 02-03. Or maybe not surprised as writeoff frequency bound to be jammed anyway, so what`s a little more QRM? I am probably hearing CNR1 rather than Agignan Point. Side benefit, QRM to the BS from SC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** U S A. 9330, Jan 17 at 1730+, no signal from WLCR via WBCQ, even at UTwente; Ivo Ivanov has reported: ``USA ZERO SIGNAL of WBCQ-6 "World's Last Chance Radio" between 0600 and 1600 UT January 17, pls check all other [times]`` --- So far not a twit from Allan Weiner about this; circa 18 UT, last one was 22 hours ago implying 9330 was on as usual. NWS predicts for Caribou/Monticello area:

``Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 1pm. Sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -21. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 17 at 0511, WTWW-2 remarkably weak at S6-S8 with rock music, so weak I cannot even detect the spurs 5072.1 and 5097.9! Other TNs are also weaker than usual, 4840, 5830, 5935. K index at 06 is only 1; SF 72, no storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 580, Jan 17 at 1246 UT, WIBW Topeka KS is dominant here, but nulling it I have some Rosary from NW/SE, then gospel tune. Presumed KJMJ Alexandria LA, U2 5/1 kW now with REL format and RMN network per NRC AM Log; i.e. Radio Maria Network, bilingual.

Just before CBS News at 1300 UT on WIBW, I also hear a mention of Grand Junxion, i.e. U2 5/1 kW KUBC Montrose, Colorado (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Jan 17 at 0704 UT, KAAY in dead air yet again, 0705 starts gospel music. John Wesley Smith, Hallsville MO, replies:

``This is in response to your info about KAAY, Little Rock. This past  Friday evening I heard them after 11:00 PM running TV audio with  weather info. I didn't catch what channel they were simulcasting.  There were tornadoes in the area at the time. Audio was choppy. If it  was an Internet connection to the station, it was poor. If it was a  satellite feed, or if they piped in the station from a TV antenna,  weather may have hindered reception. Obviously, somebody forgot to  switch KAAY back to normal programming for a couple of days, as you  noted. 73, John Wesley Smith`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2182, Jan 17 at 0509 UT, the mystery open carrier is still running, four hours after first noticed (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13751-USB, Jan 17 at 1602, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS, the stronger one with engine noise; in a couple minutes did not hear a single ``puta`` or ``madre``, but conversation seems inconsequential, no mention of pescados or kilos either that I could make out (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

this report despatched at 1813 UT January 17

Radio New Zealand Pacific on new 6115 kHz


Radio New Zealand Pacific has amended their shortwave schedule with a new frequency of 6115 kHz from 10:00UTC daily, ex 9700 kHz.


RNZ Pacific (RNZI) broadcasts at the following frequencies and times to different parts of the Pacific Region.

Expect schedule changes from time to time to take account of propagation to our target audience.

NB: Every month on the first Wednesday is Maintenance day at our transmitter site from 2230 - 0600 UTC. ( Thursdays 1030 - 1800 NZST) During this period there may be interruptions to our programmes.

27 Oct 2019 - 28 Mar 2020
UTC KHZ TARGET DAYS
00:00 - 05:58 15720 Pacific Daily
05:59 - 07:58 11725 Pacific Daily
07:59 - 09:58 9765 Pacific Daily
09:59 - 12:58 6115 from 15 Jan Solomon Isl , PNG Daily
12:59 - 19:58 6115 Pacific Sat
12:59 - 16:50 6115 Pacific Sun - Fri
16:51 - 17:50 5975 DRM Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Islands Sun - Fri
17:51 - 18:50 11690 DRM Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Islands Sun - Fri
18:51 - 19:58 13840 DRM Pacific Daily
19:59 - 20:58 11725 Pacific Sun-Fri
20:59 - 22:58 13840 Pacific Daily
22:59 - 23:58 15720 Pacific Daily

Satellite
RNZI is available on Satellite, courtesy of TVNZ Pacific Service.

The coverage area extends from Singapore, and eastward to the Cook Islands, which includes Fiji, Tonga, Niue and Samoa.

IS19/23 C Slot A
DL 4146.5 V
FEC 3/4
SR 5.6320

Media & Tech - 17/01/2020

The K7RA Solar Update

Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 6.3 to 5.6, and average middle latitude A index went from 5.3 to 3.7.

Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 72 and 71 on January 17-18, 70 on January 19 through February 7, 72 on February 8-22, and 70 on February 23 through March 1.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on January 17-18, 8 on January 19-20, 5 on January 21-31, 8 on February 1-2, 5 on February 3, 10 on February 4-6, 5 on February 7-9, 10 on February 10-11, 5 on February 12-22, 8 on February 23-24, 5 on February 25-27, 8 on February 28-29 and 5 on March 1.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period January 17 until February 12, 2020 by F.K. Janda, OK1HH.

Geomagnetic field will be
Quiet on: January 18, 29-30, February 6-9
Quiet to unsettled on: January 19-21, 24-28, February 1, 4-5, 10-11
Quiet to active on: (January 17, 22-23, 31, February 2-3, 12)
No unsettled to active periods predicted.
No active to disturbed periods predicted.

Solar wind will intensify on: January (17, 22-24,) February 2 (-5)

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


N8II wrote, concerning his report in last week's bulletin, "I forgot to mention that the January 9 contact with LA5MIA was on 20-meter SSB vs the Es contacts on 10 meters."

Also, from Jon Jones, N0JK, “Jeff, N8II, mentioned conditions on 160 meters in the Stew Perry contest ‘January 28-29.’ I am sure he meant December 28-29, 2019. (https://www.kkn.net/stew/stew_rules.html) His 10-meter Es reports correlate with the 6-meter Es occurring. I’m hoping for more winter Es.”

Jon Jones, N0JK noted in an email titled "more corrections": "I made some boo-boos, too. K1SIX is in grid FN43. KN4NN is in grid EM70."

N0JK shared late on January 16: "Six-meter Es seemed to vanish after the strong openings the second week of January. A brief Es opening between Florida and Ohio was noted January 13 around 1800z by KD4ESV in EL87, KW4BY in EL96, and others. AA5B operated MSK144 meteor scatter January 15 from rare grid DM63. The January VHF contest this weekend."

It seems we have crossed a threshold. Though solar activity remains low, recent history shows no Cycle 24 sunspots, only Cycle 25 activity. I remain optimistic. Also, with historically low geomagnetic activity, this is a great time to enjoy 160 meters.

Here is the latest video from WX6SWW: https://bit.ly/389wQWI

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.

For more information concerning radio propagation, see http://www.arrl.org/propagation and 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 January 9 through 15, 2020 were 14, 11, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0, with a mean of 3.6. 10.7 cm flux was 74.4, 72.8, 73.5, 71.9, 71.5, 71.9, and 71.2, with a mean of 72.5. Estimated planetary A indices were 12, 7, 6, 4, 3, 3, and 4, with a mean of 5.6. Middle latitude A index was 8, 6, 4, 2, 2, 2, and 2, with a mean of 3.7. (www.arrl)

ZERO SIGNAL of WBCQ-6 "World's Last Chance Radio"

USA   ZERO SIGNAL of WBCQ-6 "World's Last Chance Radio"
between 0600 and 1600UT January 17, pls check all other
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

--

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

LRA 36 on air now, 1530, heard in Friol

ANTARTIDA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1530, 17-01, very weak, audible on USB, Spanish with Argentinian acent, comments, "Este partido será transmitido por Radio Nacional", male, soccer comments.

Video of LRA 36 at 1558: https://1drv.ms/v/s!At0tJSKTrzqVsCjw6Z_EScRkLGrY?e=Xv5dLD

I sent this video to the LRA 36 operator and he tell me he is testing the transmitter today all day. LRA 36 is relaying Radio Nacional now

Manuel Méndez 
Lugo, Spain

Log in Friol
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

Propagation News – 19 January 2020

We had another pretty uneventful week with zero sunspots, but no major geomagnetic disturbances. The K-index rose to three on Thursday morning due to the effects of the solar wind, but the ionosphere was otherwise calm geomagnetically.

We said last week that there had been some winter sporadic E, which had livened up 10 metres. We also said there had been no SSB activity of note on the band and was promptly corrected by Tony, M0IQD who sent a copy of his log. This showed that he made more than 15 SSB contacts on 8 January, including Norway, Sweden, Poland, Germany and even VO1FOG in Newfoundland. Keep an eye open around 28.450 to 28.495MHz for SSB openings. He also suggested that the Facebook group 10 Metre UK Net was a useful tool for 10m operators. We’re only too happy to pass that information on.

Next week NOAA predicts the solar flux index will be in the range 70-72, reflecting the current state of the solar cycle. It also predicts quiet geomagnetic conditions all week, so the ionosphere should be settled and showing seasonal norms in terms of propagation.

According to Propquest, daytime critical frequencies as measured by the Chilton digisonde are generally in the range 4.1 to 5.3MHz. This suggests that 80m remains best for inter-G contacts, with 40m being restricted to longer paths such as G to GM. Night-time critical frequencies are generally around 3.1 to 3.6 MHz, so 80m propagation may be marginal over shorter distances, but better over 500km or more.

Daytime F2 layer openings are generally up to 18MHz, with the 20 metre band being more reliable.

Weather charts show that the jet stream will remain strong over the UK and Europe next week, which may be an indicator for winter sporadic E, although the season may be ending—more of this in the VHF section.

VHF and up:
High pressure has started to reassert itself over southern Britain and improved tropo conditions will probably kick in from today into early next week. Paths into the continent and south past Portugal towards the Canaries might be worth a look, in view of recent performances. This positive tropo pattern could hold into midweek, but thereafter the models show a collapse of the high back towards the Azores, allowing room for a colder north-westerly to bring stronger winds and a risk of some wintry weather across eastern areas. But other models confine the cold outbreak to the northern half of the UK only.

There is always scope for some winter sporadic E and the jet stream pattern may favour paths into western Europe and the western Mediterranean, particularly for digital modes like FT8, but it could also be worth checking for CW and SSB on 10m too.

The cold northwesterly with its wintry showers may excite the GHz fraternity towards the latter part of next week as heavy showers move down the North Sea and Irish Sea, bringing some rain scatter propagation. The good thing about winter rain scatter is that the showers are not diurnal like in summer and usually maintain activity throughout the day and night.

Moon declination is negative and reaching a minimum on Thursday. Path losses continue to rise all week, and the very high 144MHz sky noise midweek means it’s a poor week for EME.

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