domenica 16 febbraio 2020

QSL Radio Free Asia

TAJIKISTAN/USA, 11980, Radio Free Asia, Dushanbe, received snail mail QSL card, schedule and fact sheet in 9 days for a reception report sent via email to: qsl@rfa.org

Manuel Méndez 
Lugo, Spain


Palau: 1584 kHz to be revived


UN Development Program has put out an extremely detailed notice calling for bids to replace the 1584 kHz T8AA transmitter on Palau which has been off the air since 2012y, leaving the official station on FM 87.9 only with inadequate coverage. 


These details start on page 21 of 64: (gh)

The Government Radio started in AM broadcasting when they took over US army radio WSZB in the 1970 era. After the independence of Palau, T8AA started broadcasting on 1584KHz with a 5kW transmitter which covered the whole nation. The transmitter site is about 5 Km south of Koror centre at Malakal. 

There are a number of FM stations broadcasting locally in the Koror area but the T8AA Government AM radio was the only nationwide broadcast service in Palau 

T8AA AM RADIO OFF AIR SINCE 2012 

The AM radio tower at Malakal collapsed during typhoon Bopha late 2012 and was not replaced because of budget constraints. Many listeners live in northern state of Kayangel, the southern state of Hatohobei and the SW Islands cannot receive any radio broadcast service at present. They are suffering from lack of real time information during Typhoon, Earthquake, Tsunami and other emergencies, caused by the AM station being off air.  

Overview of work required 

In 2012 the AM Broadcasting system in Palau was discontinued due to extensive damage to equipment during a severe typhoon. The Palau Government desires to re-establish this service and the following document sets out the work required to restore the service to full operation. Necessary steps required include: 

Provide new 40 foot containerized accommodation with sun roof for the new transmitter and existing FM transmitter. 

Provide, install and commission a new 150 foot high AM Broadcast antenna including mast, mast foundations, guy anchors, guy wires. Earthing system, lightning protection and obstruction lighting. A security fence will be provided around the tower base. 

Provide, install and commission a new antenna coupler to match the antenna to the transmission line, power isolation filters for obstruction lighting feeds and associated equipment. 

Provide, install and connect a new antenna feeder cable between the transmitter and the antenna coupler. 

Provide, install and commission a new 5 KW AM transmitter. 

Provide, install and commission a UHF Studio – transmitter link system between the existing studio and the transmitter site. 

Provide, install and commission appropriate program input equipment at the transmitter site including a minimal emergency studio for use in emergencies. A security fence will be provided around the tower base. 

Shift the existing FM transmitter to the new transmitter accommodation and move the FM antenna to the Marine VHF tower. 

Provide power supply surge protection, overload protection, cabling and isolation switching and connect existing power supply to the new transmitter.  

Upgrade program input equipment at the existing studio where required. Provide training to staff involved in the operation and maintenance of all equipment commissioned. 

Provide adequate spares needed for an estimated 3 - 5 years of operation. 

Other work as may be required to fully re-instate the AM broadcast system. 

All equipment supplied will be built to withstand the severe tropical maritime climate prevailing in Palau . . . (via Ben Dawson, WA via WOR io group)

EN CONTACTO DE RADIO HABANA CUBA. Emisión del 16 de Febrero 2020

EN CONTACTO DE RADIO HABANA CUBA
Emisión del 16 de Febrero 2020
Programa diexista “En Contacto” emitido por Radio Habana Cuba todos los domingos, dedicado a los oyentes de las ondas cortas, Diexistas y Radioaficionados del mundo,  con Martha Rios y Arnaldo Coro.
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Radio Habana Cuba - Programa En Contacto
Apartado Postal 6240
La Habana, Cuba.
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Cordiales 73 - Programas DX

BUZON DE RADIO JAPON Y NOTICIERO DX. Programas del 16 de Febrero 2020

BUZON DE RADIO JAPON Y NOTICIERO DX
Programas del 16 de Febrero 2020
Bienvenidos al programa semanal de NHK Radio Japón “BUZÓN DE RADIO JAPÓN”, un programa realizado por David Taranco y Esther Molina.
Es un espacio de encuentro entre los oyentes, y Radio Japón. Presentamos y comentamos algunas de sus cartas e informes de recepción que llegan a nuestra redacción desde distintas partes del mundo. Al mismo tiempo, les contamos las novedades más destacadas de Japón.
Sitio Web de la Emisora:
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Horarios y frecuencias de transmisión en español:
04:00-04:30 UTC para América del Sur por       6.195 kHz
04:00-04:30 UTC para América Central por       5.985 kHz
09:30-10:00 UTC para América del Sur por       6.195 kHz
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Cordiales 73 – Programas DX

Log Roberto Pavanello

  594 15/2 10.25 R. Challanger ???? - Villa Este IT MX buono ( se è lei complimenti!! )
  702 15/2 10.30 R.  Briscola - Lenta IT MX buono
  999 13/2 18.05 R. Malta 1 - Gwardamangia Maltese MX  buono
  999 14/2 17.30 RAI R.1 - Torino IT NX reg. Piemonte ottimo ( riattivata )
 1053 10/2 21.56 COPE - Zaragoza SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1130 15/2 05.20 WBBR -  New York EE NX suff.
 1200 14/2 23.30 R. Clube AM - Fortaleza PP NX suff.
 1314  9/2 17.35 R. Oltenia - Craiova Rumeno MX suff.
 1350 14/2 23.05 WEGA - Vega Baja SS MX buono
 1377 10/2 21.40 CNR 1 - Xingyang Cinese MX buono
 1395 10/2 21.35 Iran Int. TV -Farsi talk buono
 1400 14/2 23.20 Harbour Light -  Carriacou EE MX buono
 1530 12/2 17.45 VoA - Sao Tome’ PP sport suff.
 1584 10/2 22.10 RDE - Trieste IT MX buono
 1620 14/2 23.40 R. Rebelde - Habana SS MX suff.
 1633 15/2 05.10 R. Barcelona - Dutch MX suff.
 1680 11/2 23.15 Lux  Nikos - Tasos Greco MX suff.
 3330 15/2 23.45 CHU - Ottawa EE/FF ID e pip pip suff.
 3480 15/2 17.35 Voice of the People - Seoul Coreano talk suff.
 3915 15/2 23.50 BBC - Singapore EE NX buono
 4750 13/2 18.10 Bangladesh Betar - Dhaka Bengalese talk buono
 4775 15/2 23.40 R. Tarma - SS pubblicità suff.
 4875 15/2 23.35 R. Roraima - Boa Vista PP MX suff.
 4885 15/2 23.30 R. Clube do Para’ - Belem PP talk buono
 5140 16/2 09.30 R. Charleston Int. - EE ID e MX buono
 5780 16/2 10.30 Harmony R. - EE MX suff.
 5840 15/2 10.40 R. 319 - EE MX buono
 5985 16/2 00.00 Myanma R. - Yangon   Birmano talk suff.
 5995 15/2 23.55 R. Mali’ -  Bamako Vern. live phone buono
 6160 16/2 09.40 Shortwaveradio - Wietze IT Scorribande buono
 6205 15/2 17.30 Laser Hot Hits - EE MX suff.
 6210 16/2 09.55 King SW - EE MX buono
 6305 16/2 10.35 R. Merlin Int. - EE MX suff.
 9610 16/2 10.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Studio DX 868 - 16/02/20

Obiettivo DX 868 - 16/02/20

QSL Radio Ohne Namen

GERMANY, 6070, Radio Ohne Namen, Rohrbach, received eQSL in three hours for a reception report sent via email to: radio.on@gmx.de



Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Wolfgang Bueschel: Mexico log

MEXICO  6185.711 measured as poor tiny signal of XEPPM Radio Educacion from D.F. at 03.10 UT on Febr 16.

Here the figures of monitored JBA under threshold signals in North America. MX piece heard at 03.18, but only 5% modulation. I couldn't recognize any type of music so far, such tiny signal level to mention.

S=5 -88dBm in remote at Cape Canaveral FL
S=5 -92dBm in remote at Detroit MI
S=6 -83dBm in remote at Alabama
S=6 -83dBm in remote at Alberta CAN

Even to listen barefoot, to switch OFF AGC on the remote SDR rx totally, brought no better signal, which happens very rarely.

73 wb  df5sx

Agenda DX 16/02/2020

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

sabato 15 febbraio 2020

Media & Tech - 15/02/2020

AMIGOS DE LA ONDA CORTA DE RADIO EXTERIOR DE ESPAÑA. Programas del 14 de Febrero 2020

AMIGOS DE LA ONDA CORTA DE RADIO EXTERIOR DE ESPAÑA
Programas del 14 de Febrero 2020

Jueves a las 23:00 UTC. Sábados a las 14:05 UTC

Amigos de la Onda Corta es un programa de Radio Exterior de España dedicado a las telecomunicaciones y a los oyentes de emisoras de Onda Corta (SW) que tienen como pasatiempo o dedicación especial la captación de las señales de las emisoras extranjeras y el envío de controles de escucha. El desarrollo de las Tecnologías de la Información y de la Comunicación.
Es un programa semanal, que dirige y presenta Antonio Buitrago.

En el programa de hoy:

DIA MUNDIAL DE LA RADIO

Amigos de la Onda Corta “A la Carta”:

Página de Radio Exterior de España:

Horarios y frecuencias en Onda Corta

Desde “PROGRAMAS DX”, en cualquier día y a cualquier hora:

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Cordiales 73

Programas DX

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 15/02/2020

RADIOACTIVIDADES PARA EL FIN DE SEMANA (2 Programas). Sábado 08 y Domingo 09 de Febrero 2020

RADIOACTIVIDADES PARA EL FIN DE SEMANA (2 Programas)

Sábado 08 y Domingo 09 de Febrero 2020

Desde Uruguay “RADIOACTIVIDADES” programa conducido por Daniel Ayala, con la participación de Roberto Belo y la producción y diseño técnico de Luis Ignacio Moreira, se emite por la emisora Pública Uruguaya “Radio Uruguay” perteneciente a la Radiodifusión Nacional del Uruguay.

Nos dedicamos a historiar sobre la radio, personajes, programas y la actualidad de los medios de comunicación.

Se ha emitido de forma ininterrumpida desde febrero de 1989

Dirección de Radioactividades

Dirección electrónica:

Se puede escuchar en directo por Internet en:

Para todos aquellos colegas que no pudieron escuchar el programa RADIOACTIVIDADES a través de “Radio Uruguay 1050 AM” lo pueden hacer en nuestra página de Programas DX:

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Cordiales 73 - Programas DX

NUEVOS PROGRAMAS DE HISTORIAS DE RADIO DE DANIEL CAMPORINI. 15 DE FEBRERO 2020

NUEVOS PROGRAMAS DE HISTORIAS DE RADIO DE DANIEL CAMPORINI
15 DE FEBRERO 2020

LAS EXOTICAS DEL PACIFICO SUR
Una de las regiones mas exóticas para los diexistas ha sido la del Pacífico Sur. Algunas de las emisoras de esta área del Pacífico han sido de las mas buscadas por los diexistas y en esta emisión de Historias de Radio vamos a conocer la historia de tres de ellas, las que ha realizado en algún momento transmisiones de onda corta…

RADIO TUPI
Factores como la crisis económica de 1929, la revolución de 1930 y la revolución constitucionalista de 1932, frenaros el objetivo de Assis Chateaubriand expandir su organización periodística a la radio. Pero salvados estos obstáculos comenzaron a aparecer emisoras vinculadas a grandes periódicos. Un caso fue el de Radio Tupi, otro el de radio Jornal do Brasil y Radio Nacional, que estaba vinculada a la empresa Noite. En la todavía Capital Federal de Brasil, en la Carioca ciudad de Río de Janeiro, el 25 de septiembre de 1935, eran inauguradas las transmisiones de PRG3, Radio Tupi…

PRATO SMERALDO
Para la Italia fascista y especialmente para el Duche Benito Musolini, el imperialismo era una ley eterna e inmutable de la vida. De 1929, la política al exterior italiana cambia radicalmente, cuando Dino Grandi es nombrado ministro de relaciones exteriores. Grandi fue en gran parte el responsable de la construcción de la estación de radio de onda corta en Prato Smeraldo. Que fue muy importante, pues estaba estrechamente ligada a las exigencias del imperio fascista…

RADIO KHBN
El archipiélago de Las Carolinas se encuentra ubicado entre Guam y Nueva Guinea y consiste en un grupo de mil pequeñas y dispersas islas reunidas en cinco grupos, que básicamente son atolón y de coral y cimas volcánicas de montañas submarinas. Sus primeros pobladores fueron indonesios, luego llegaron exploradores españoles, que se establecieron allí por breve tiempo…

Página del programa:

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Cordiales 73
Daniel Camporini/José Bueno

Tomorrow, Sunday 16th, 2300, probably Radio Cultura de Araraquara, 3365, on air with soccer match

Tomorrow, Sunday 16th, 2300-0045 UTC, there will be a soccer match between Ferroviaria de Araraquara vs Santos, Campeonato Paulista, Brazil. It will be a good chance to hear Radio Cultura de Araraquara on 3365 kHz. 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Wolfgang Bueschel observations

INDIA  just noted on fine Perseus SDR remote rx at Edmonton Alberta-CAN
the excellent Bangalore bc center outlet on

9865even AIR Hindi program morning singer, Vividh Bharati program
at 02.00 UT, S=7 -89dBm during nighttime path via northern Europe /
Greenland into Alberta-CAN.

SPAIN similar strength like AIR Bangalore of
9690 kHz REE Noblejas Spanish at 02.03 UT on Febr 15.

KOREA D.P.R.  9665even KCBS Pyongyang Korean mens talk at 02.07 UT.

JAPAN  11790even NHK Radio Japan Yamata S=8 at 02.10 UT "NHK Nippon" ID
annmt, S=6 or -92dBm signal path across Alaska into Alberta-CAN.

KOREA REP / CHINA  11809.994 surprisingly odd fq of KBS in Japanese
S=6 -91dBm, and co-channel mix of 11809.999 kHz CNR8 Mongolian sce via
Beijing #491 sw center too at 02.13 UT.
{KBS have got some new tx equipment from Thomcast / Ampegon,
Made in Switzerland/Germany recently,
why this oddity of frequency to mention ? wb.}

CHINA / SAUDI ARABIA  similar bad two stn mixture on
11860even CRI Nepali sce Kunming Anning #501 site S=6 -91dBm signal, and
also the other path via Europe / Greenland odd Saudi MOCI Riyadh-ARS
11859.968 kHz JBA weak, Republic of Yemen Radio, exciled now and originate
from Riyadh bc center.

SRI LANKA  11905even weak S=5 -95dBm signal of likely SLBC Colombo,
subcontinental Hindi singer at 02.18 UT.

GREECE  9420.002 kHz nice folk mx program of Greek radio from Avlis site,
S=9 excellent signal at 01.29 UT, 11.2 kHz wide audio block during mx
performance.

CUBA  both former USSR R Moscow relay of RadioCuba Bejucal site
9535even RHC Spanish S=7-8 signal at 01.23 UT, and lower weak S=5
on \\ 9640 kHz too.

5999.994 kHz usual empty carrier only outlet, but RHC started feed at
00.58:15 UT sharp their program feed from La Habana bcasting house. As only
short range skip signal into Florida state, to mention poor S=6 or -87dBm
from RadioCom site at Quivican San Felipe TITAN 250 kW.

5040even RHC Bauta signal was very poor and fluttery in Florida remote rx.
S=6-7 sounded like BrasPortuguese, instead of French-Creole language,
but don't ask me, I couldn't identify the program language so far.


Others tonight at 00.30 UT:
MEXICO  Probably settled here, acc to advice of gh recently:
6185.712 kHz measured of XERM R Educacion from D.F. site, tiny S=6
or -85dBm, heard in Cape Canaveral Florida remote SDR rx unit.
Some nearby wobbling spurious signal on 6186.6 kHz of some (Cuban?)
remaining jamming ? - like 6135v - at 00.30 UT on Febr 15.

BRAZIL  both RN da Amazonia Brasilia on air in \\, seldom heard that in past
decades.
 6180.014 kHz S=9+5 -72dBm, phone-in 'Brasileiro....' at 00.33 UT. \\ on
11780.007 kHz S=8 at 00.37 UT too.

ECUADOR  6049.999 Radio HCJB Quito in domestic vernacular language, sermon
by men like, S=6 or-85dBm at 00.44 UT into Cape Canaveral remote rx in
Florida-US state.

USA  WBCQ report tonight Febr 15:
5129.996 kHz scheduled here also WBCQ Monticello tx #3 acc Aoki Nagoya
database.  S=5 tiny -103dB into Cape Canaveral remote SDR rx.

Nothing noted of WBCQ on 3265, 6160v nor 9330 kHz tonight.

Some wobbling like signal on 7490.115 kHz tonight, fluttery into Alberta-CAN
receiving post remotedly, tiny poor S=5 or -101dBm at 01.40 UT.

USA   7315.003  WHRI Cypress Creek SC tx #1 presented an excellent audio
signal, well modulated of Voice of Vietnam Hanoi in Spanish language,
S=9+15dB at 00.31 UT and later at 01.22 UT in Vietnamese language.

Similar nice audio quality on nearby 7305even Vatican Radio via
AGM United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Greenville NC relay
station, in Spanish S=9+30dB proper signal at 01.34 UT
into Alberta-CAN rceiving post.

9605even WHRI Cypress Creek SC tx #2 present relay of KBS World Radio Seoul
in Spanish language. S=9+20dB strength into Edmonton Alberta rx at 01.56 UT
on Febr 15. Excellent audio quality to mention these days.

'Contacto el Mundo' service, Interview with Mrs. Silvia,
about Amazon books/libros selling, libres publico matter, novella writing
dinero ... etc.

KBS Seoul final annmt at    01.59:40 UTC.
WHRI tx switch-OFF at exact 02.00:13 UTC.

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

Glenn Hauser logs February 14-15, 2020

** CANADA. Each DX log a potential learning experience, I say. And making NDB beeps much more enlivening are replies like this:

``Re: [WOR] Webequie 355 MCW --- Webequie is an interesting place, Glenn. I spent a few weeks there in mid-winter in the late 70s as a senior medical student. Only way in and out was via plane. My clinic/residence then had no power, and only wood heat. Besides the Hudson's Bay store manager, I was the only non-Ojibway person there. Very cold, in the order of -20 to -40 deg C. The Northern Lights were spectacular. I admit to getting cabin fever there after a few weeks, and was eager to move on after that! 73, Walt Salmaniw`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13837, 13769; 13632, 13565 approx., Feb 14 at 1511, RHC FM/AM spurblobs with F# tone out of 13700-AM at 67-69 kHz intervals, during `Sonido Cubano` multi-tone music. 13740-AM is still on with dead air. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 14 at 1555, RHC is S9+20/30 and distorted as usual, while // 15230 is weaker S9/+10 but OK modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.236, Feb 14 at 2139, RHC Brazuguese off-frequency for the fourth day, always measured within a few Hz of here. // 11880 also Brazuguese and undermodulated; 15140 already off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Feb 14 at 2358, R. Rebelde is S9+20 and very distorted; 5040, RHC is merely distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Feb 14 at 2352, VOT English with five headlines, 2353 sign-off as the 1330-1430 broadcast on 12035 --- like yesterday. Maybe it`s a ``weekend`` thing to close the newsroom early. At least the announcement gives a correct time and frequency if not for the current airing. Stronger than usual at S9+20 VG, into IS; and not on after 2400 in German (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 408 kHz, Feb 14 at 0628 UT, ND beacon JDM, which is 25 watts from Colby - Wheatfield, Kansas. Only one I log tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2021 monitoring: confirmed first NAm SWBC, Friday February 14 at 2300 on WRMI 9955: mixed with heavy jamming direct; VG at Colombia KiwiSDR; good at Rockport ME with some jam audible under.

Also confirmed UT Sat Feb 15 at 0130 on WRMIs, checked via Rockport only: 7780 VG, 5850 G, 5010 fair with low audible het, and traces of music, but not // 5040 RHC which might have leapfrogged here over 5025. Madagascar? Not supposed to be on this early but is off-frequency when heard about 5009.9; or India: is it off-frequency? At 0200* when WRMI goes off 5010, Rockport is getting some very weak talk. 

Then at 0203 I get this reception report from ``ORA ET LABORA``, a.k.a locojoe: ``Great to hear you again. It's been a few years since I have really been on shortwave. Excellent reception show # 2021 in Mooresville NC. Take care`` -- but WTFK? Next:

1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

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

** U S A. (7490), Feb 15 from 0100, WBCQ monitored on webcast only during `AAAWWW`, with Pirate Joe again substituting. Talks over the theme and keeps on ``rambling``, first with info for techies, so I keep listening: SuperStation will return to air on Monday, exact time unknown, because the tube socket has been replaced --- make that repaired --- with very fine careful machining to the millimeter. After it had failed for the third time. Now the 500,000 watts should run ``flawlessly``. It`s the output tube to the transmitter which with that much power is ceramic, not solid-state. It looks like an inverted wedding cake, with fins on the side which are for cooling and also connecting. The ring had been arcing. Is only 900 volts at 1.5 amp. Original design was ``right on the edge, not taking into account the what-ifs``. Also explained that AW is still taking time off because of all the stress with the SS problems. 

Pirate Joe does not get around to introducing himself until 0114, then other topics: plugging for takers on 6160 while all time is available, before it fills up as it eventually will; especially pirates should get on it. He can`t take email but gives his own phone number, so someone calls in about reception problems nearby for his own station WHVW 950 Hyde Park NY and its translator. 

That`s as far as I monitored. John Carver advised that he might not be able to file a report this week. Then I check AW`s twits and the latest one from Friday says,

``Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · 19h --- Working on the 9330khz 500kw transmitter. So far-so good. PA tube socket back in place. Testing this weekend. Sorry for the delay folks, as with anything “new” there are always problems. A&A Worldwide on tonight at 8pm on 7490 kHz. Always something going at WBCQ.`` Does he mean testing on the 9330 air before Monday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Feb 14 at 1439, WTWW-2 is on at this odd hour with rock music, S9+20/30; and so is 5830 WTWW-1 with SFAW; night frequencies; did they stay on all night? Often but not always 5085 at least is running past 0700. By 1510, ham ad on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1502.8v, still no longer hearing the spurblob nor the match around 1477.2v, but this caught my eye, surely coincidental around one of the times I was hearing them, from BC-DX:

``BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. On Feb 4 at 0600 UT MW bcaster on odd 1502.9 kHz was heard with pips, gong & ID "Radio Bosnie i Herzegovinie, Viesti (=News)". (Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 8)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0317 UT February 15

Agenda DX 15/02/2020

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

FESTE NAZIONALI
Giorno della Liberazione in Afghanistan

La Rosa de Tokio para este fin de semana: Recordando a la RAI-Radio y Televisión Italiana

La Rosa de Tokio es un programa dedicado a difundir el apasionante mundo de la radio y del diexismo que se transmite semanalmente desde los estudios de LS11 Radio Provincia de Buenos Aires.

LA ROSA DE TOKIO se emite los sábados a las 20 hs LU (23:00 UTC)  El sábado 15 de Febrero de 2020 se escuchará un  programa dedicado a conocer y recordar a la Radio y Televisión Italiano y sus transmisiones en onda corta.

No se pierda los archivos de audio históricos que “ilustrarán” el programa

El programa se irradia de 23:00 a 00:00 Tiempo Universal Coordinado (20:00 a 21:00 hora LU) por los 1270 Khz y en Internet por http://www.amprovincia.com.ar

Además, una extensa red de emisoras de frecuencia modulada de toda la República Argentina retransmite en forma semanal nuestro programa en diferentes días y horarios.

La Rosa de Tokio también sale por onda corta gracias a las facilidades brindadas por WRMI Radio Miami Internacional (http://www.wrmi.net)

También puede ser escuchada en cualquier momento entrando en la página ProgramasDX y haciendo “click” enhttp://programasdx.com/larosadetokio.htm

Desde este vínculo también podrán acceder al archivo que recaba ediciones anteriores del programa.

La Rosa de Tokio es producida y conducida por Omar José Somma y Arnaldo Leonel Slaen.

venerdì 14 febbraio 2020

Media & Tech - 14/02/2020

Indonesia 4750 is Cimanggis

Radio Listeners Club Indonesia member Lien Jin in Jakarta confirms that Voice of Indonesia is transmitting from Palangkaraya with 50 kW and 4750 is from Cimanggis with 10 kW. The 4750 transmitter was moved from Makassar to Cimanggis. This info comes from VOI technical manager Syafrudin who has invited Lien Jin to visit the Cimanggis transmitter.

The 50 kW output at Palangkaraya must be nominal as it certainly doesn't sound like it! (via David Foster via WOR io group)

New Vanuatu transmitters ceremony at site

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lBEaQMBrBg

Antennas & Transmitters seen at these points in ceremony video Dec 2019:

19min
25min
26m
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Older ABC Link:
https://www.abc.net.au/radio-australia/programs/pacificbeat/vanuatu-expands-its-shortwave-radio-service/11578516


Ian - https://groups.io/g/swsites

GREECE Athens, Zakynthos and Thessaloniki remote SDR rx log - Febr 14.

GREECE and surrounding

here my Febr 14 this 09.55 - 10.40 UT morning log,
also 14-16 UT this afternoon,
taken on various remote SDR rxs in Athen, Thessaloniki,
and Zakynthos Island too.

 558even ROU  SRR Tirgu Jiu, Romanian, S=9+10dB at 14.43 UT on Febr 14.
 576even BUL  Bulgarian Radio Bulg. from Vidin site, S=9+10dB at 14.43 UT.
 729.012 GRC  ERA Net ERA 1 Proto MW program via Athens Lakonias Street,
         see
         <https://goo.gl/maps/CQFUonjyV7szyHxd7>

         Tremendous S=9+55dB or -20dBm powerhouse signal noted in Athens.
         20 kHz wide audio block visible on screen. Talk px at 09.55 UT.
 791.998 GRC  Carrier only likely local S=9+55dB tremendous signal 14.40UT
 827.998 GRC  Scheduled Studio 24 / 54 ? acc different print in WRTH 2020.
         Athens-GRC. Empty carrier of S=9+45dB at 09.57 UT and 14.04 UT.
 855.018 ROU  SRR Bucarest, Romanian, S=9+10dB at 14.03 UT.
 863.998 UNID S=4-5 at 14.04 UT.
 918.002 GRC  UNID Pirate private? station. S=9+35dB powerful at 09.58 UT.
 936.002 UNID at 14.05 UT
 944.999 GRC  Radio 'Mousikos Episkeptis' Athens, exciting music
         mix program at 09.59 UT at S=9+25dB strength level.
         US Free Jazz lady singer in performance,
         then followed by TELSTAR guitar instrumental piece,
         and at 10.40 UT into Greek Folk Music play ... "Mona Lisa" and
         other songs of the 60ties at 14.06 UT.
 953.998 GRC  Folk mx S=9+35dB at 14.07 and 14.35 UT.
 970.988 GRC  Empty carrier at 14.10 UT, S=9+35dB, and WHISTLE tone
 mixture of 1012 Hertz interference distance against
 972even GRC  UNID Pirate private station. S=9+35dB powerful at 09.59 UT.
         moody Greek folk music lady singer, moody like Fado music ...
1007.995 GRC  ERA Net ERA 1 Proto MW program via Kerkira center.
         S=9+30dB on Zakynthos Island in western Greece.
         S=6 or -88dBm in Athens capital at 10.02 / 10.39 UT on Febr 14.
1027.044 GRC  variable fq up and down, UNID Pirate mx station,
         S=6 or -88dBm in Athens capital at 10.04 UT.
1044.003 GRC? empty carrier of tremendous S=9+45dB strength at 14.12 UT.
1062.001 ITA  Rai Italian program, likely from Catania site. S=5-6.
1100.150 ... variable up to x.600 GRC  Greek singer sweet song selection
         at 14.14 UT S=9+35dB powerhouse in Athens. Also another against
1100.933 UNID stn.
1106.987 GRC  R 322 Athens, acc WRTH 2020 file on page #219. Folk music.
         Powerhouse signal at 10.05 and 14.15 UT, S=9+40dB strength,
         30 kHz wideband audio.
1130.168 ???  Pirate station ?  10.37 UT.
1152.010 ROU  SRR Cluj Napoca Romanian, S=9+20dB at 14.16 UT \\ 1179 kHz
1178.992 ROU  SRR Bacau Galbeni Romanina, S=9+15dB at 14.17 UT
1188.008 GRC  R Nicolaos Elata heard Greek folk mx at 10.06 & 14.18 UT,
         S=9+30dB and
1188even HNG  Hungarian R Marcali, also 14.28 UT on Zakynthos S=9.
1196.989 ROU  SRR Brasov Bod likely, 14.29 UT in likely regional Hungarian
1224.302 GRC? probably Greek Pirate radio station, played folk mx.
         Variable fq of .286 ... .302 kHz. S=9+10dB strength.
1232.409 ???  Pirate station, tiny S=4 at 10.34 UT, variable fq .400 -.500
1251even HNG  Hungarian Radio Szombathely, S=7 at 14.52 UT.
1256.988 GRC  Empty carrier, no audio, S=9+35dB at 14.46 UT.
1286.998 GRC? Only empty carrier of S=9+25dB power on air, already 10.06UT
         at 14.46 UT noted instrumental orchestra saxophone solo mx.
1304.996 GRC  Likely ERA Net ERA 1 Proto MW program via Tripoli-GRC.
         Balkan flute mx at 10.07 & 14.47 UT,
         S=9+5 in Athens and on Zakynthos Island.
1314even ROU  SRR Constanta in Romanian, S=9+10dB at 14.48 UT.
1322.996 ROU  Likely SRR Targu Mures ?, S=9+10dB at 14.49 UT.
1331.998 ???  UNID weak and tiny S=4 at 10.18 UT. see
         ROU  SRR Galati in Romanian. S=9+10dB at 15.00 UT.
1341.996 much odd frequency
         GRC  Star Radio Athens, S=9+5dB poor at 10.08 and 14.57 UT.
         also odd Arabic Egyptian songs of the 60ties, on 1341 kHz.
1403.998 ROU  SRR Sighetul Mares, Romanian at 14.56 UT.
1413even MDA  Pridnestrovie Grigoriopol program, tiny at 10.20 UT.
1421.995 ROU  RRA Olanesti, Romanian, S=8 at 15.02 UT on Febr 14.
1458.001 ROU  SRR Constanta, fluttery signal at 15.03 UT at S=7-8 level.
1494even MDA  likely Romanian/Moldavian program, tiny at 10.21 UT.
         At 15.05 UT echo effect mixture of both Moldavian outlets from
         Edinet and Cahul locations, S=9+5dB.
1503.001 EGY  ERTU Koran El Arish in Arabic, S=5-6 at 15.06 UT.
         and UNID stn string 1502.861 kHz.
1521even ARS  SBA Duba, high power stn, S=9+15dB in Athens, 15.07 UT
1529.998 ROU  SRR S=9+10dB at 15.08 UT, 12 kHz wide signal, and
1530.010 UNID stn string too.
1539even GRC  Greek Voreihos Ios Thessaloniki stn, S=8 in Zakynthos isl.
1548even GRC  UNIDentified Greek mx progr at 15.09 UT, but only S=7.
1548even KWT  USAGM relay of Radio Sawa Kuwait. S=9 at 15.24 UT.
1557.010 ???  UNID stn S=7-8 at 10.12 UT on Febr 14. Italy pirate?
1558.200 GRC  variable amateurish fq, Greek mx at 15.25 UT, S=6.
1565.981 GRC  Greek folk mx, S=8-9 at 15.27 UT.
1575even ITA  Rai R Uno Genua likely ?, poor S=5 at 15.29 UT.
1583.954 GRC  Ilida Radio, Kastro Amaliada  <info -at- ilida911.gr>
         Powerhouse S=9+40dB at local Zakynthos Island. 10.23 UT.
1592.921 UNID Arabic sce.
1592.994 & 1592.986 kHz  ROU  SRR Oradea / Sibiu and others,
         likely Hungarian dom sce at 15.10 UT.
         9 different strings visible at 15.35 UT.
1601.974 and 1602even kHz two peak GRC  Greek folk mx at 15.44 UT S=6.
1610.992 Pirate stn 15.11 UT.
1619.996 & 1620.122 kHz two peaks Pirate stn 15.12 UT. Greek mx 15.45 UT
1621.822 Pirate stn 10.25 UT
1624.998 whistle tone at 15.27 UT. GRC  Greek mx at 15.46 UT S=9+5dB.
1639.954 GRC  Greek pirate mx station 15.38 UT.
1643.129 Pirate stn 10.26 UT, variable fq  .080 ... .130 kHz.
1649.991 Greek pirate stn at 15.16 UT, S=9+10dB.
         Professional program design, S=9+20dB at 15.40 UT.
1659.843 GRC  Variable fq, roarer Greek speech like, the Greek lovely
         sweet songs, S=9+5dB at 15.48 UT.
1659.990 GRC  Two Greek radio programs, - fight each other ? -
         against
1660.027 GRC too.
1669.997 GRC  Greek talk powerful S=9+30dB signal at 15.42 UT.
         Hopped / wandered to 1670.007 kHz.
1689.996 GRC  Greek folk mx S=9 at 15.43 UT, variable frequency
         move, wandered up to 1690.086 kHz ...

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

GREECE   Apparently ERT will no longer confirm reports.

They sent a response to the report for receiving ERA 1 Proto Programma
at 729 kHz:

Dear Mr. Dmitry Elagin,
Thank you for your message. The broadcasting center from which you receive
the signal on the AM band at frequency of 729 kHz,
is at MPOGIATI ATTIKIS GREECE. Mr. Gazidellis has retired.
Best regards,
Milia Kotsioni-GRC, E-mail: <diktio -at- ert.gr>
(DE - Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS, deneb-radio-dx
via RUSdx #1067 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

729 kHz GRC location at Athens Lakonias Street, see Google.Maps at
<https://goo.gl/maps/CQFUonjyV7szyHxd7>


btw. Nice daytime signals too:
Hungarian and Polish nationals may hear listen their MW 540 and LW 225 kHz
radio outlets during holiday making on the Korfu beaches. wb.

The K7RA Solar Update

There were no sunspots over this reporting week, February 6-12. Average daily solar flux declined over one point to 71.1. Average planetary A index increased from 6.7 to 8.3.

Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 70 on February 14-21, 73 on February 22, 74 on February 23-29, 72 on March 1-3, 71 on March 4-11, 72 on March 12-18, 73 on March 19-20, 74 on March 21-27, and 72 on March 28-29.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on February 14-17, 8 on February 18-20, 5 on February 21-24, 10 on February 25-26, 5 on February 27-29, 8 on March 1-3, 5 on March 4-22, 10 on March 23-24, 5 on March 25-27, and 8 on March 28-29.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period February 14 until March 18, 2020 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH.

Geomagnetic field will be
Quiet on: February 15-16, 20-23, March
Quiet to unsettled on: February 14, 19, 24, 28, March 1-4, 7-11
Quiet to active on: February (17-18, 27, 29), March 6
Unsettled to active on: (February 25-26, March 5)
active to disturbed: none predicted!

Solar wind will intensify on February (14-15, 18-20, 27,) 28 (-29,) March (3,) 4-5, (6-10,) 11

Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.

Ken, N4SO, writes from Alabama's Gulf Coast, "On 17 meters and the digital mode FT8, the band is open all day to Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Poland, and European Russia. (This is only a sampling of countries from the first hour, Saturday morning on or about 1200 UTC.) This propagation continues all day to South America and all parts of Europe. These openings are every day with openings also to Japan and to Philippines.

“Seventeen meters is one of the best bands for Europe with continuous signals during the daytime. It is also one of the best bands for Japan starting at about 2300 UTC. This propagation is also reliable every day.”

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 February 6 through 12, 2020 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0, with a mean of 0. 10.7 cm flux was 71.3, 70.8, 72, 70.6, 70.2, 71.1, and 71.6, with a mean of 71.1. Estimated planetary A indices were 15, 15, 6, 7, 5, 6, and 4, with a mean of 8.3. Middle latitude A index was 13, 11, 4, 5, 4, 6, and 4, with a mean of 6.7. (arrl.org)

Shortwave reception from Sofia February 12-14

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Shortwave reception from Sofia February 12-14. Videos can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
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CUBA   Fair to good signal of Radio Rebelde, February 13
from 0555 on  5025 BAU 050 kW / non-dir to CSAm Spanish

CUBA   Weak to fair signal of Radio Habana Cuba in 60mb on February 13
till 0600 on  5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish, as scheduled,
from 0600 on  5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish, NOT in English
Something`s always wrong at Radio Habana Cuba Bauta transmitting station

FRANCE(non)   Manara Radio International via TDF Issoudun, February 14:
0700-0800 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, fair/good signal

GERMANY   Good signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst Fenruary 12
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode

GERMANY(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via MBR Issoudun February 14
1430-1500 on 13725 ISS 500 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Farsi, very good.

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece in 31mb February 12
0749&0754 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 February 13
0753-0801 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3.
*Arabic/Serbian news and transmitter switches off at 0806UT

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece in 31mb February 14
0752&0757 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3.
*Arabic/Serbian news and transmitter switches off at 0800UT

GUAM(non)   BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting via KTWR on February 14
1516-1616 on  7515 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Fri, fair/good.

KOREA SOUTH   Reception of Echo of Hope/Voice of Hope on Fenruary 12:
from 1300 NF  9105 SEO 010 kW / 010 deg to NEAs Korean, fair, ex 9100

MOLDOVA(non)   Denge Welat on 13730 // 11530 kHz both via Grigoriopol February 14
0600-0800 on 13730*KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish-addit.//11530 Grigoriopol
0800-1200 on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish-addit.//13730 Grigoriopol
1200-1300 on 13730#KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish-addit.//11530 Grigoriopol
* co-ch RRI  13730 TIG 300 kW / 217 deg to WeAf French R.Romania Inter. 0600-0627
# QRM RFA on 13735 DB  200 kW / 125 deg to SEAs Burmese Radio Free Asia 1230-1300
Full updated schedule of Denge Welat via Issoudun & Grigoriopol from February 13:
0230-0330 on  7360 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs pls check in, to replaces 21-22UT
0330-0559 on  7360 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, unregistered in B19 HFCC
0600-1300 on 13730 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, unregistered in B19 HFCC
0600-1500 on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, as scheduled Grigoriopol
1500-1601 on 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, B19 HFCC via Grigoriopol
1559-2059 on  9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish and Denge Welat off air!!
2100-2159 on  9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish is cancelled - NO SIGNAL!
14-02-2020 BRB Denge Welat in Kurdish to WeAs 1600 on 9525, 11530 Issoudun.MP4

NEW ZEALAND   Frequency changes of Radio New Zealand Pacific in DRM Sun-Fri:
1651-1735 on  5975 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg to Tonga/Samoa English, ex 1651-1750
1736-1850 NF  7285 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg to Tonga/Samoa English, ex  9780 kHz
1851-1958 NF  9780 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg to Tonga/Samoa English, ex 11690 kHz

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of Cuban Spy HM01 on 9330 kHz, February 12
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 E07a English Man & E17z English Lady on February 13:
0550-0552 on  5811 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB  E07a English Man, fair
0810-0816 on  9820 unknown secret tx site to Eu English CUSB E17z English Lady-good

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of Cuban Spy HM01 on 9330 kHz, February 14
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.

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother Stair/TOM in 31mb via SPL Secretbrod, February 13
1501-1940 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, good signal - BUT
NO SIGNAL on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English BS TOM until 1655UT
Something`s always wrong at Secretland SPL Secretbrod transmitting station!

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother Stair/TOM in 25mb via SPL Secretbrod February 14
1400-1655 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, very good signal

USA   Weak signal of EWTN WEWN-1 in 31mb on February 13
from 0700 on  9385 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf English

USA   Fair signal of WHRI Angel 1 in 25mb on February 13
0900-1000 on 11825 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English.

USA   Reception of WTWW-2 We Transmit World Wide, February 13
from 0600 on  5085 TWW 100 kW / 180 deg to SoAm English, weak


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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

Propagation News – 16 February 2020

Last week saw reasonably-settled HF conditions after the effects of a geomagnetic disturbance passed. But the Sun remained spotless again with a solar flux index of about 70-72 all week.

Wednesday’s 80m Club Championship contest left many amateurs feeling disappointed and with fairly empty logs after the critical frequency let them down.

At the start of the contest the f0F2 as measured at RAL in Chilton was 3.5MHz, but it then declined before finishing at 3.45MHz at 21.30hrs. As a result, long skip was the order of the day with the highest scorers being in Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden.

With a few exceptions, there were few inter-G contacts as the high-angle signals were just not being returned by the ionosphere. Hopefully, this will improve over the next few months as the series continues and the evening critical frequency or f0F2 rises.

Barring any dramatic changes, NOAA has the solar flux index at 71 this coming week. A large coronal hole should become Earth-facing on Friday, the 14th, which means we may see its associated high speed solar wind impact the Earth around Sunday or Monday the 16th/17th. This could see the Kp index rise to four with characteristic disturbed conditions after a potential initial positive phase.

There are some DX nuggets to be had this week. Mike TI7/G3WPH and John TI7/G4IRN are both active in Costa Rica until 17 February. They have already been spotted on 160m and 40m, and should be taking part in this weekend’s ARRL International DX Contest. See rsgb.org/predtest for prediction details to Costa Rica.

VHF and up:

Next week’s weather is likely to continue the unsettled theme, so more strong winds at times and little real chance of significant tropo paying a visit. There may just be a brief weak ridge close to southern England midweek, but not looking too useful for developing the inversions needed for tropo.

In propagation terms, that leaves us with some potential for rain scatter as active fronts and showers bring useful scatter points regions for the GHz fraternity.

The shower examples may be quite a challenge since the rate of movement can be quite high in such windy weather; imagine trying to follow a target moving at 40mph! Radar displays are your friend here and can make a big difference to the outcomes.

Moon declination reaches its minimum for the lunar month on Wednesday, with the Moon appearing above the horizon for seven hours and reaching just 13 degrees elevation. Path losses are rising all week and 144 MHz sky noise is very high, peaking at around 3000 Kelvin on Tuesday.

Keep looking for random meteor scatter QSOs around dawn when the Earth is rotating towards the main meteor flux to keep the VHF DX coming. (rsgb.org)

Stations heard in Friol

ANGOLA, 4949.7, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, 1935-2004, 13-02, Portuguese, comments, news, id. “Radio Nacional de Angola”. 25322.

BOLIVIA, 3310, Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, 2315-2324, 13-02, Quechua, comments. 15321.

BRAZIL
4774.8, Radio Congonhas, Congonhas, 2108-2115, 13-02, Portuguese, religious. Very weak. 14311.

4875, Radio Roraima, Boavista, 2058-2122, 13-02, Portuguese, comments. 15321.

4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 2122-2135, 13-02, Portuguese, comments. 34433.

4985, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 2100-2118, 13-02, Brazilian songs. 25322.

6010, Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 2140-2148, 13-02, Brazilian songs, Portuguese, comments. Very weak. 13211.

6080, Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 2115-2125, 13-02, Portuguese, religious comments. Strong QRM from China on the same frequency. 21421.

6135.1, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 2054-2105, 13-02, Portuguese, comments. // 11856.3. 23322.

6180, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Braslia, 2030-2120, 13-02, Portuguese, comments, id. “Radio Nacional da Amazonia”. // 11780. 25332.

9515, Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 2042-2055, 13-02, Portuguese, religious songs and comments. 15321.

9550.1, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2046-2058, 13-02, Portuguese, religious comments. Very weak. // 11895.1. 13211.

9666.1, Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, 1908-1919, 13-02, Portuguese, religious comments. 35433.

9818.6, Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 1901-1920, 13-02, Portuguese, religious comments. 24322.

10000, Time Signal Station Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, 1014-1018, 14-02, time signals, female  voice announcements: “Observatorio Nacional, 7 horas 14 minutos, 30 segundos...”. 24322.

11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 1840-2050, 13-02, Portuguese, program “Tarde Nacional”, comments, Brazilian songs, at 1900 id. “Radio Nacional da Amazonia, … Rede Amazonia de Comunicaçao”. 35433.

11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 1005-1024, 14-02, Portuguese, news, “O Mundo em sua Casa”. 25432.

11856.3, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 2052-2057, 13-02, Portuguese, religious comments. // 6135.1. 24322.

11895.1, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 1914-1933, 13-02, Portuguese, religious comments and songs, “A Boa Vontade no Día Mundial da Radio”, “Super Rede Boa Vontade de Radio”. 24322.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1740-1826*, 12-02, French, male, female, comments. 13321.

CONGO, D. R., 6210.2, Radio Kahuzi, Bukavu, 1742-1758*, 12-02, comments, religious songs. Very weak. 15311.
Also 1718-1723*, 13-02, Vernacular, comments. Transmission cut off abruptly at 1720. 

ERITREA, 7140, Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara, 1638-1650, East African songs, Vernacular, comments. Ham QRM. 32432. 

ETHIOPIA
5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 0505-0515, 14-02, East African songs. 34433.

6090, Voice of Amhara State, Addis Ababa, 0520-0533, 14-02, Vernacular, comments, East African songs. 24322.

6110, Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 0521-0526, 14-02, East African songs. 33433.

GERMANY
 5090, Mystery Radio, 1609-1633, 13-02, pop songs, id. “Mystery Radio, mysteryradio21@gmail.com”. 15321.

5905, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Pinneberg, 0605-0620, 14-02, German, weather report. // 6180. 45444.

5920, HCJB Germany, Weenermoor, 1640-1704*, 11-02, German, religious comments and songs.  13221.

6070, Radio Ohne Namen, Rohrbach, 1800-1835, 11-02, id., ‘’Radio Ohne Namen'', German, comments, songs, music. Interference from China Radio International with program un Russian con the sale frequency. 32432.

7365, HCJB Germany, Weenermoor, 1450-1508, 11-02, religious songs and comments, German, at 1500 news and more comments. 25432.

MALI, 9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, 1004-1020, 11-02, African songs, Vernacular comments. 44444.

INDIA
4800, AIR, Hyderabad, 1705-1733, 13-02, Hindi songs, at 1730 English, news. Strong QRM from China on the same frequency. 21421.

4810, AIR, Bhopal, 1653-732, 13-02, Hindi songs, Vernacular, comments, at 1730 English, news. 15321.

4910, AIR, Jaipur, 1650- 1733, 13-02, Vernacular, comments, at 1730 English, news. 15321.

4920, AIR, Chennai, 1725-1733 , 13-02, Hindi songs, at 1730 English, news. QRM from China on the same frequency. 

5040, AIR, Jeypore, 1648-1720, 13-02, Vernacular, comments, Hindi songs. 15321.

MADAGASCAR, 5010, Radio Nasionaly Malagasy, Ambohidrano, 1810-1825, 13-02, Vernacular, comments. 25432.

MALAYSIA, 9835, Radio Sawarak FM, Kajang, 0955-1005, 14-02, M alaysian, comments. 13321

MALYSIA /UZBEKISTAN, 11890, Radio Nyawa Sarawak, Tashkent, *1000-1020, 14-02, Malaysian, comments, id. “Radio Nyawa Sarawaw, www.radionyawasarawak.org/”. 34433.

MEXICO, 6185.7, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0503-0535, 13-02, songs, Spanish, comments. Very weak. 15311.

NEW ZEALAND, 6115, Radio New Zealand International, Rangitaiki, 1640-1649*, 11-02, pop songs, English, comments, tuning music, close. 35433.

PERU, 4774.9, Radio Tarma, Tarma, 2316-2328, 13-02, Spanish, comments. 14321.

SUDAN
7205, Voice of Africa, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1631-1640 , 13-02, French, news, comments, id. “La Voix de L’Afrique”, at 1640 signal cut off abruptly and continues on 9505. 25322. 

9505, Voice of Africa,  Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab *1640-1733, 13-02, East African songs, French, comments, at 1716 English, comments, id. “The Voice of Africa”. 35433.

VANUATU, 5040, Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, 0731-0755, 14-02, English, comment, female, male. 15321. 

ZAMBIA, 5915, Zambia NBC, Radio 1, Lusaka, 1938-1955, 13-02, Vernacular, comments. 25432.


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

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

Radio Northern Star MW and SW back on air

Norway: Radio Northern Star has put its Medium and Short Wave transmitters back on air after 2 months. Back on 1611 and 5895 after the lightning strike on December 12th. Great job by LA7CFA! The power on MW has been raised to 650 watts while the SW still runs at 30. Station is interested in reception reports, please write to 1000@northernstar.no with cc to styret@bergenkringkaster.no The existing records on MW are Cappahayden, Newfoundland&Labrador and upstate New York on SW.

(Svenn Martinsen on WRTH Facebook group 13 February, 2200 UTC)

[re WRTH 2020, schedule on 1611 is 0420-2310 UTC and on 5895 1400-2305 UTC]

(Alan Pennington via BDXC News io group)

Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2020

** CANADA. Bedtime beacon bandscan concentrating on less- or never-heard ones, Feb 13 at 0711-0719 UT finds these from four provinces:

392-MCW kHz, dash and ML, 500 watts from La Malbaie - Charlevoix QC

385-MCW kHz, dash and QV, 100 watts from Yorkton, Saskatchewan

355-MCW kHz, dash and YWP, 200 watts from Webequie, Ontario. Where`s that, and how is it pronounced? http://www.webequie.ca/

``Webequie is a growing Ojibway community located on the northern peninsula of Eastwood Island on Winisk Lake, 540 km north of the city of Thunder Bay. The 850+ community members originate from all over Northwestern Ontario, and enjoy a life that embraces traditional cultural practices. Surrounded by Winisk River Provincial Park, Webequie provides tourists a pristine natural landscape with some of the best fishing and hunting in Northern Ontario``

353-MCW kHz, dash and PG, 25 watts from Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba; mixing with IN and LI, the confusing MN/AR overlapping pair

340-MCW kHz, dash and YY, 500 watts from Mont-Joli, Quebec (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) 

** CUBA. 5040, Feb 13 at 0646, RHC still in Spanish instead of English, and suptorted altho S9+30; also with a big hum. Wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 7405, Feb 13 at 0641, Cuban wall-of-noise and pulse jamming altho not very strong, IIRC a frequency abandoned years ago by OCB. Also jamming against nothing on 7335, where RM is never currently scheduled; and Radio Martí over jamming on 7435 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700, Feb 13 at 1538, NO spurs today --- how is it that other days they are all over the band from same frequency? But 13740 is still on with dead air, so something`s still wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15369.23, Feb 13 at 2150, for third day, this RHC way off-frequency at the same offset, S9+10/20 but suptorted in Brazuguese. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, Feb 14 at 0114, RHC is S5-S7 and JBM, also with a JBA spur carrier on 11840; but carrier on 11860 bears non-// music, see UNIDENTIFIED. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO. 6185.716v, Feb 14 at 0105, XEPPM is still way off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, Feb 13 at 2329, Cuban noise jamming is running, altho could not detect it for a day or two; JB allowing the Radio Chaski carrier to be heard, until autocutoff at 2352:50.5*. Last check was Feb 8 until 2352:59.5*, 9 seconds later, 5 days ago, averaging 1.8 earlier each night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY.  5960, Feb 13 at 2353, VOT English is not only on today, but still on running much later into the hour than usual, with headlines, only at 2354 sign-off claiming this has been the 1330-1430 broadcast on 12035! Well, maybe it was as recorded without bothering to update any `news` as supposedly done thru the 2130 show. 2354.6 starts playing IS but I don`t stay with to tell if German succeed. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler and/or Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 2097.3-CW, Feb 13 at 0651 UT, single-letter beacon A is absent again. Last few nights had tuned across and heard it when I paused for at least 10 seconds, without bothering to relog (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2020 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday February 13 after 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA here, but F-G via UTwente SDR, and VG via Rockport ME KiwiSDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2021 contents: Alaska, Australia, Bhutan, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran non, Israel, Japan, Korea South, México, Myanmar, New Zealand, North America, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sweden non, Turkmenistan, USA, Vanuatu, unidentified; SWLfest.com; propagation outlook

WOR 2021 is available as of 0007 UT Friday February 14
(mp3 stream)    http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2021.m3u
(mp3 download)  http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2021.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday    WRMI 9955
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 5850, 5010, 7780
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 9395
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania?
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

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

** U S A. 5950, Feb 13 at 2329, this WRMI is finally back on with usual weakish signal, TOMBS // much stronger 7570 & 7730. It had been off due to damage since Feb 8 and still off early UT Feb 13, which is what I based my WOR 2021 comment upon (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11860, Feb 14 at 0113, music JBM at S5-S7, and not // RHC 11850 which puts out spurs on 11840 & 11860. Could it be Saudi`s Republic of Yemen Radio which I have not heard clearly in over a year? Thanks to the Cuban radio war in the daytime. Aoki says Yemenish does not start until *0200; EiBi *0300. Anything else? CRI Nepali service not until *0130. Or could it really start at 0115, due to Nepal`s wacko +5:45 timezone? BTW I can`t help but wonder if timezone confusion has led to any Everest fatalities among all the visiting foreigners (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 14 at 0212-0216: 531, 549, 558, 567, 576, 621, 711(2), 774(2), 837, 855, 891=strongest, 909, 936(2), 1053, 1089, 1215, 1305 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1477+ & 1503-, Feb 14 at 0118, no sign of the FMish spurblobs presumed to emanate from some defective 1490 kHz graveyarder. Meanwhile, a resounding lack of interest, no replies found to my previous reports of these posted ASAP to MW groups, requesting other DXers try to get a DF fix on them. Should they recur I shall certainly report them (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0421 UT February 14