lunedì 20 febbraio 2017

Agenda DX 20/02/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
WOR, New York 710 Khz (1922)
CBAF, New Brunswick, Canada 1300 Khz (1954)
KOWB, Wyoming 1290 Khz (1948)

domenica 19 febbraio 2017

Unique Radio NSW 3210 test imminent


Reminder of the test from Unique Radio starting at 1259 UT Friday Feb 17, lasting about 6 hours, on 3210, as explained on the website:


Welcome to Unique Radio      3210KHz and 5045KHz Shortwave Northwest NSW Australia

Our primary domestic coverage is Northwest NSW but can be listened to elsewhere.

We aim to have services on 3210KHz and 5045KHz Gunnedah , Northwest NSW , on as soon as possible.

Some testing will be available on 3210KHz Friday night 17th February 1159PM through Saturday morning till 6am or so AEDT. This will determine if the low power service will continue and whether support is there to go high power through a US shortwave broadcast relay.

Reports welcomed.

Please feel free to contact Aussie Tim today on our 'contact us' link, thankyou.

*If you want to see us continue  and to provide a service we are still fundraising so please help us to do this by either:

A) Purchasing airtime

B) Becoming a supportive sponsor

c) Or perhaps a donation (Donations can be sent through Paypal to email nri3@yahoo.com.au)

*Please note : Our licences are non commercial  and are largely operated as hobby based.

                         We however are here to provide an alternative.

NB : Thankyou to all commentators and program providers who have been fair and open with regard to Unique Radio , it is appreciated. You all support the listeners too.

Thankyou also to the many 'dxers' who have been supportive of a small , micro broadcaster and  a big
:-) to you.

SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.18-19

CUBA   Wrong frequency of Radio Habana Cuba in Esperanto, Feb.19
0700-0702 on  6000 QVC 250 kW / 010 deg to ENAm and off, instead
0700-0730 on  6100 BAU 100 kW / 310 deg to WNAm Esperanto Sunday
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/wrong-frequency-of-radio-habana-cuba-in.html

GERMANY   Three religious transmissions via MBR Nauen on Feb.18
Evangelische Missions Gemeinden
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German  Sat/Sun
Missionswerk Friedensstimme
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat
1600-1630 on  9465*NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to EaEu Russian Sat
*AGAIN co-ch  9465 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to ENAm English Brother HySTAIRical live
HCJB, Voice of The Andes
1530-1602 on 11900 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Russian Sat
1602-1630 on 11900 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Chechen Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/three-religious-transmissions-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   R.Voice of Adal and R.Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun, Feb.18:
Radio Voice of Adal
1500-1530 on 11670 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Wed/Sat
1530-1558 on 11670 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Wed/Sat
Radio Xoriyo Ogaden
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/radio-voice-of-adal-and-radio-xoriyo.html

GERMANY(non)   EMR, WOR and Radio Tropicana via HLR Goehren, Feb.19:
European Music Radio
0900-1000 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English 3rd Sun CUSB
World of Radio#1865
1130-1200 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB
Radio Tropicana
1200-1300 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/european-music-radio-wor-and-radio.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420 and 9935 kHz on Feb.18-19
Feb.18
from 2000 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
from 2013 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
Feb.19
from 0640 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
No signal on 11645 AVL 100 kW / 182 deg to NoAf Greek tx#1
or alt. freq. 9935 AVL 100 kW / 323 deg to ENAm Greek tx#1
* relay Sunday Liturgy till 0803UT and off around 10300UT.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/voice-of-greece-on-9420-and-9935-khz-on.html

MADAGASCAR   WCB Madagascar World Voice World, The New Life Station on Feb.18
1800-1900 on  9570 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to EaEu Russian tx#1, QRM 9570 R.Medi
1900-2000 on  9495 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to EaEu Russian tx#2, QRM VOA on 9485
Again wrong announcement: 1 broadcast, instead of 2 broadcasts in winter B-16
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/wcb-madagascar-world-voice-world-new.html

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio International T8WH Angel 5/4, Feb.18
1300-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Sat/Sun T8WH Angel 5
1430-1500 on 11675 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun T8WH Angel 4
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio_19.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio City and IRRS UNID px/Music via SPL, Feb.18
IRRS Radio City
0900-1000 on  9510 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu German Sat, fair to good
IRRS Unidentified program and Music, instead of Radio Warra Wangeelaati:
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Music/English Sat, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/irrs-radio-city-and-irrs-unid-pxmusic.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Three religious transmissions via SPL secretbrod, Feb.19
IRRS European Gospel Radio & other
1030-1300 on  9510 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sun, fair to good
MBR Pan American Broadcasting
1430-1445 on 15205 SCB 150 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English Sun, strong signal
IRRS Radio Santec/The Word/The Cosmic Wave
1500-1530 on 15190 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Eng/Ger Sun, low modulation
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/three-religious-transmissions-via-spl.html

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de España on 4 freqs, Feb.18
from 1455 on  9690 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Sat/Sun
from 1455 on 15390 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun
from 1455 on 15500 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Sat/Sun
from 1455 on 17755 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-radio-exterior-de-espana.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok via RED Telecom Tashkent, Feb.19
1130-1200 on 17860 TAC 100 kW / 122 deg to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun, very weak, JBA
and delated  15600 unknown tx / unknown to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun, last on Feb.12
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/voice-of-khmer-mchas-srok-via-red_19.html


--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Studio DX 712 - 19/02/2016

Obiettivo DX 712 - 19/02/17

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast

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#40 Issued on Sunday February 19, 2017 at 1330 UTC

Global HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast

HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS:

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,

40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,

20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,

15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,

12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

80-60 (75-60) meters- poor at night and very poor at day,

40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and poor at day,

20-17 (22-16) meters- fair at night and fair at day,

15 (13) meters- poor at night and fair at day,

12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Received RF signal strength scale-

Very Good- +1 over S9  Or Greater
Good- S7-9
Fair- S4-6
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Meter Band Equivalents
Ham & SWL
160->   90
80->     75
60->     60
40->     49, 41
30->     31, 25
20->     22, 19
17->    16, 15
15->    13
12,10-> 11

Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable by the average
radio enthusiast.

Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

Conditions also change daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and by decade, as the
sun rises and sets at different times and at different angles from the
ecliptic, as well as by radio wave frequency. This is due to changes in the
maximum usable frequency (MUF), lowest usable frequency (LUF) and F layer
critical frequency (FoF2).

The D and E layers also come into play through RF radio wave signal
absorption and refraction. And then there is sporadic E (Es) radio wave
propagation that can really throw a wrench into the gears so to speak.

Things like sporadic E (Es) radio wave propagation and lightning storm
static can impact HF radio wave propagation in an unpredictable manner and
mostly bad.

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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Solar Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Saturday February 18, 2017-

Solar activity was low.

Earth's magnetic field was active.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 75.9 76.6 76.8.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 23.

Sunspot group #12636 was located near N11E17 with a simple beta magnetic
signature.

A newly emerged but as of yet unnumbered sunspot group is located near
S03E76 with a simple alpha class magnetic signature.

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In 2017 there were 11 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of 0.
Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately three more
years, +/- one year, seeing daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually
early.

In 2016 there were 32 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of 0.
Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately three more
years, seeing daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually early.

As we move forward towards the next solar minimum between solar cycle #24
and #25 the number of days with a 0 daily SSN will steadily increase.
Eventually every day for many many many months will see a 0, the big goose
egg.

In 2008 I fore casted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also fore casted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually non existent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's. It will probably be very difficult to
determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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No earth directed solar flares occurred.

No earth directed coronal mass ejections (CME) occurred.

No earth directed collapsing magnetic filament eruptions occurred.

The twenty four hour period three hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was
at active to quiet geomagnetic conditions of 4 4 2 2 1 2 3 3.

The Kp geomagnetic indices are-
0-2- quiet
3- unsettled
4- active
5- minor geomagnetic storming
6- moderate
7- strong
8- severe
9- extreme
10- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The maximum and minimum planetary A index (Ap) ranged between 27 and 4,
which was at active to quiet geomagnetic conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The daily averaged background x-ray flux was B1.0, which was the highest
daily value in many months.

The daily averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's magnetic field
was -1.5 nT south.

The maximum and minimum Dst ranged between +2 and -27.

No energetic proton events greater than 10 MeV (10+0) occurred.

The maximum and minimum solar wind speed was 540 and 454. km/s.

There was a recurrent trans equatorial earth facing coronal hole #790
(#786). During it's previous passage across the earth facing side of the sun
it produced minor (Kp-4) negative impacts on HF radio wave propagation.

There was a recurrent trans equatorial (geoeffective) directly earth facing
coronal hole #791 (#787). During it's previous passage across the earth
facing side of the sun it produced minor (Kp-4) negative impacts on HF radio
wave propagation.

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GENERAL GUIDELINES CONCERNING CORRELATION OF PROPAGATION INDICES TO ACTUAL
HF PROPAGATION CONDITIONS-

NOTE!!!  The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

All 14 of the following indices have to occur as described below in order to
see the best global high frequency radio wave propagation possible.
Something that happens rarely.

1.) Dropping geomagnetic field indices numbers are better, Kp of 0 best.

2.) A daily sunspot number of 150 or higher, 200 or higher best.

3.) A daily sunspot number of greater than 100 for routine stable formation
of the E Valley/F Layer ducting mechanism.

4.) Previous 24 hour Ap index under 10, fewer than 7 for several days
consecutively are best.

5.) Previous 3 hours Kp index fewer than 3 for mid latitude paths, fewer
than 2 for high latitude paths, 0 for several days consecutively is best.

6.) Energetic protons no greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

7.) Background x-ray flux levels greater than B1 for several days
consecutively, greater than C1 best.

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

9.) Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz with a (positive number) sign,
indicates a lesser chance of high latitude path aurora
absorption/unpredictable refraction or scattering of medium frequency RF
signals, when the Kp is above 3.

10.) A -10 or better towards a positive number Dst index during the recovery
time after a geomagnetic storm, as related to the equatorial ring current. A
positive number is best.

11.) Rising positive T index number. The T Index tracks with the F2 layer
critical frequency (foF2) and sunspot number (SSN) and indicates the
capability of the F2 layer to refract RF signals.

12.) Galactic cosmic rays decrease to -3 units below zero and trending
towards zero.

13.) Energetic electron flux levels no greater than 2 MeV (2+0).

14. A solar wind speed of less than 300 km/s for several days consecutively.

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Standard Disclaimer-

Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space
Environment Center, other U.S. government organizations and educational
institutions, to produce my comprehensive radio wave propagation forecast.
This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using taxpayer
$$$ (including mine).

However the propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free to redistribute this solar, space and geomagnetic weather
discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you
redistribute it in it's entirety and give me credit for it.

Also solar, space and geomagnetic weather forecasting is still an inexact
science. The forecasts are not official but for educational and hobby
related purposes only and are subject to human error and acts of God,
therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

Ascolti / escuchas / logs Cristian Mocanu 18.02.2017

1026  IRIB R. Tabriz, Ardashahr IRN  18.05 Azeri radiodrama  45544
1377  TWR Asia Gavar   ARM Kurdish 18.00 IS, rel.tx        45544
1386  NHK World via R. Baltic Waves  LTU 17.52 R, JPN-pops, closing ann 45534
6090 Amhara State R., Gedja    ETH   17.10 Amharic tx 35232
9537 V.o. Indonesia, Cimanggis, INS  17.05 Sp. nx  35533
11625 Vatican R. via Talata-V.,    MDG 16.50 Tigrinya tx 45444
11660 TWR Mpangela Range      SWZ   16.55 Oromo tx. IS 45554
11750  SLBC Trincomalee             CLN    17.45 Sinhala tx, mx 55545

Cristian Mocanu
QTH: Deva, Romania
Receiver: TECSUN PL 600
Antenna:telescopic

Ascolti AM Treviso 19 febbraio

1521  19/02 0557  SER Radio Castellón, Ctra Valencia Px "El consumidor" Info ID Es 25532
1539  19/02 0558  SER Radio Manresa, Manresa Px reg. QRM R. Elche Cat 23522
6045  19/02 0559  KBS World Radio, Uk-Wofferton Info ID Jingle K 45555
6070  19/02 1000 Radio DARC, AUT-Moosbrunn Px D 45544
7365  19/02 1001 HCJB Deutschland, Weenermoor Px rel. D 25522
9610  19/02 1002 AWR Europe, Nauen RVS Magazine Px "Obiettivo DX" It 55555
11580 19/02 1059 Brother Stair, via Okeechobee,FL PX rel. Info ID WRMI E 35543
12095 19/02 1101 FEBC Radio Manila, Bocau Jingle ID 1029 UT  Px HMB 25533
15595 19/02 1103 Radio Vaticana, S. Maria Galeria Px rel. "Angelus" 35543


73 da N. Marabello
QTH  Treviso, Italia
RX:   TECSUN PL-365
Ant.: AM esterna + filare 9 mt.

Log Roberto Pavanello

  207 18/2 04.50 RTM - Rabat Arabo MX suff.
  549 13/2 17.45 R. Koper - Sloveno MX buono
  855 15/2 06.50 R.N.E. R. 1 - Murcia SS NX reg. Comun. Murciana buono
  945 19/2 00.05 Smooth R. - Bexhill EE ID e MX buono
 1035 18/2 23.50 Northsound 2 - Aberdeen EE talk buono
 1044 13/2 18.35 R. Valladolid - SS NX reg. Castilla y Leon buono
 1053 19/2 00.00 COPE - Zaragoza SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1071 17/2 17.20 A.I.R. - Rajkot Urdu NX buono
 1215 13/2 22.15 Absolute R. - London EE MX buono
 1350 19/2 09.15 I AM R. - IT Studio DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
 1368 18/2 23.45 Manx R. - Douglas EE talk suff.
 1521 16/2 18.30 Saudi BC - Duba Arabo talk buono
 1539 16/2 18.40 R. Manresa - Catalano NX locali ( tutte le altre SER, compresa Barcelona in cadena ) buono
 1584 13/2 17.40 R. Studio X - Momigno IT ID e MX buono
 1602 15/2 17.40 R. Cartagena - SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
 1615 18/2 23.30 Technical Man - Dutch ID e MX buono
 3330 18/2 04.20 CHU - Ottawa EE/FF ID e pip pip suff.
 3905 18/2 17.00 R. Mustang - EE ID e MX buono
 4029 18/2 16.35 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
 4055 18/2 04.10 R. Verdad - Chiquimula SS predica suff.
 4765 18/2 04.15 R. Progreso - Habana SS ID e MX buono
 4885 18/2 22.50 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP calcio suff.
 4950 18/2 22.55 R. Nacional - Luanda PP MX suff.
 5000 18/2 23.00 BPM - Lintong Cinese ID e pip pip  buono
 5820 19/2 09.30 Mike R. - EE ID e MX buono
 5985 18/2 23.10 Myanmar R. - Yangon Birmano talk buono
 6070 12/2 13.20 2NG -  EE ID e MX ottimo
 6070 12/2 14.00 R. Pushka - EE/Russo ID e MX ottimo
 6070 18/2 23.05 CFRB - Toronto EE NX suff.
 6160 18/2 23.10 CKZN - St. John's EE NX buono
 6234 19/2 09.58 R. Waves Int. - IT ID e indirizzo buono
 6240 18/2 17.15 R. Casanova - EE ID e MX buono
 6265 18/2 16.30 R. Flying Dutchman - EE ID e MX buono
 6305 18/2 16.45 R. Merlin Int. - EE ID e MX buono
 7120 18/2 17.20 R. Hargeisa - Somalo talk suff.
 7700USB 12/2 13.15 Marconi R. Int. -  IT ID e MX suff.
 9819 18/2 04.30 R. 9 de Julho - Sao Paulo PP predica suff.
 9955 18/2 04.25 WRMI - Miami SS Frecuencia al Dia buono
11735 15/2 17.30 Zanzibar BC - Swahili NX buono
11765 13/2 21.10 R. Deus è Amor - Curitiba PP A Voz do Brasil buono
11815 18/2 22.30 R.  Brasil Central - Goiania PP ID e MX suff.
11855 13/2 21.15 R. Aparecida - PP A Voz do Brasil buono
11925 13/2 21.20 R. Bandeirantes - Sao Paulo PP A Voz do Brasil buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2017

** BRAZIL [non]. 11780, Feb 18 at 0142 check, RNA/RNB is still off.

6180, the other RNA/RNB frequency, Feb 18 at 0152 has algo on it other than Brasil, about S6, presumably CRI English southward via Kashgar at 00-02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7380.3, Feb 18 at 0148, carrier open averaging S6. This could be something interesting. Then searching my archive on that off-frequency I get ONE hit, from 11 years ago:

``Freqs changes for VOIROI / IRIB:
1930-1957 Italian NF 5910.0 (55544), ex 6100.0
1930-1957 Italian NF 7380.3 (55454), ex 7355.3
(R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov, via wwdxc BC-DX June 28 [2006] via RusDX)``

In current Aoki we have this starting less than half a sesquihour later: 
7380 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0230-0530 1234567 Arabic "Al-Quds TV" 500 289 Zahedan

One other less likely possibility listed on 7380(.0) is AIR Chennai starting at 0300 with 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 13650, Feb 17 at 2259, NHK IS prior to Thai direct from Yamata, under big open carrier from CUBA about to start Portuguese. On the BST-1 caradio whose memory scan would not have stopped here without the Cuban carrier. I had this frequency programmed from a previous season when Iran was on it in English to North America, nevermore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11868 & 11351, Feb 18 at 2155, seem to be some blobs here which soon disappear along with 11610, MWV Chinese until 2156*. Dave Valko had been hearing such spurs, but I tuned in too late to investigate them here today. How about after 2200 from another fundamental? Checked 9535 and found RHC Spanish with weak Chinese QRM. If same ~258 kHz separation, would land on 9277 and 9793. More likely would be from 11770 Arabic, circa 11512 & 12028, so look for those henceforth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17720, Feb 18 at 1716, S9 in Swahili. That`s AWR via Talata at 1700-1728 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.923, Feb 18 at 0610, Voice of Nigeria in Hausa, as usual. No further signs of // 9690- as I heard once lately, at least after 0700 in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.927, Feb 18 at 2248, VP S4 carrier, presumably a pirate. One guess here is Liquid Radio on 6924.95, as early as 2018 and as late as 2325:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 90.1, Sat Feb 18 at 1949 UT on caradio, open carrier/dead air. Still so quite a few minutes later. Apparently KUCO, which would be running Metropolitan Opera at this time. Occasional bits of the Met come thru the OC, from KHCC, also a Met carrier. KHCC, Hutchinson, Radio Kansas is always a CCI problem depending on tropo enhancement, antenna orientation, but KUCO normally stronger, i.e. the one with dead air. Earlier today KHCC was bothering KUCO more than usual, altho nothing special was showing on the tropo maps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, Feb 18 at 1950 UT, open carrier/dead air from KAMG-LP Enid, not to be outdone by KUCO. But this could go on for days, judging from previous unattended behavior. It a Spanish gospel huxter satellator when funxional, not exactly a locally programmed station as originally envisioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Feb 18 at 1711, 1935 chex, no sign of WWRB with Radio Munansi clandestine. Neighbor WWCR managed a VP 15825 carrier at 1711. Is Munansi gone for good? Also look for it Sunday sometime between 16 and 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7435-USB, Sat Feb 18 at 1728, MARS net at midday, 8TX1, with full call AFA8KX, 1729 says the net is now free without NCS supervision, secure at will, full callsigns are required. Notable that at night this is a Radio Martí broadcast frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed Friday February 17 at 2230 on WRMI 11580, 6855 and 5950. Yes, 6855 is back on and not 6870 as I was hypothesizing earlier. Missed checking next airing, UT Sat 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Confirmed by Ivo in Bulgaria, 0630 UT Sat Feb 18 on HLR 6190-CUSB. I try to confirm Sat 1530 on HLR 7265, but once again via UTwente SDR can hear only two other stations mixing, one of them with S Asian music, CRI Hindi via Kashgar. I now think the understation is CNR2 from Baoji site, listed in Aoki until 1605. Recheck at the end, still no WOR/HLR audible, *1601 everything blotted by huge CRI Russian. WOR 1865 also confirmed Sat Feb 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.84v-CUSB, good. Next:
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.83-AM, UT Sat Feb 18 at 0129, WBCQ // 7490, but 5129.83 is axually better by 0142, despite considerable storm noise; the only Blitzortung around North America is off the coast of Louisiana. Allan Weiner Worldwide and Timtron are discussing what an impressive facility the other SW station in Maine was, WCSN. This sounds familiar, a repeat from months ago? Someone says it was sold to Adventist World Radio --- no, it went to Voice of Historic Adventism, WVHA for a while, a splinter sect who would not appreciate being confused with mainstream Adventists. (Whatever happened to them after they got out of the SW biz? I think the single 500 kW transmitter in Maine wound up with WHRI after LeSEA took over the WSHB site in South Carolina.) 

9330.00, meanwhile at 0134 check, the other WBCQ is close to on-frequency! with Blalock the blaster. It was probably on OK for WOR at 0030.

9329.82v-CUSB, Feb 18 at 2157, Brother Scare in expanded WBCQ relay schedule, 2159 cut to WBCQ ID and promo, 2200 to test broadcast from Radio Mi Amigo International as publicized for this date and frequency. Sounds like same opening disco tune as last week on 7490 but this one mentions being on 9330 and requesting reports. Frequency is drifting up and down, e.g. 9329.83 shortly; 9329.85 at 2243, mentioning oldies from the 70s. S9 to S7.

7490.13, Sat Feb 18 at 2238, this WBCQ is also on an hour early with different rock music than Amigo on 9330v --- British DJ with oldies from the 60s, Beatles `Hold Your Hand`. Sounds like the guy heard exactly one week ago, so Atlantic Oldies 2NG, here to stay at 22-23 Sats? Anyway per http://2ngradio.com/ he is scheduled again for this Sat Feb 18 and also two hours later UT Sun Feb 19 at 0000 on 9330, unchecked.

Meanwhile the WBCQ combined program schedule http://schedule.wbcq.com/ still does not show any of these recent changes, nor even the greatly expanded Brother Scare hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Sat Feb 18 at 2330, this WRMI is starting yet another replay of the DSWCI tribute special (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Sat Feb 18 at 1725, WTWW-1 night frequency is on at midday! And not on 9475 where first noticed silence. Usual SFAW stuff, and surprisingly good signal S9+20, so this close, 9 MHz not really needed. Almost the OSOB on 49m at this time, just a trace of 6070 CFRX. Before 1900, 9475 is back on. 

After 1900, WTWW-2 on 9930 with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx`, continuous organ/piano concert until 1933, over to `Amateur Radio Newsline`. An hour earlier, another good music program despite the title, `Talking Machine Show` was heard on WWCR 12160 until 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0332 UT February 19

Radio On The Front Lines In Ukraine

Donbas Realities FM broadcasts are a crucial source of reliable news and information in war-torn eastern Ukraine, and proof of the enduring power of radio.
RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of Donbas Realities, a one-hour live FM radio broadcast airing weekdays to more than 15 cities in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, including the occupied cities Donetsk and Luhansk.
Although the Ukrainian Service also reaches audiences in the troubled east under Ukrainian government control via web, television, and social media, the radio has repeatedly proved a powerful platform that listeners turn to for reliable information in times of crisis.
Since the outbreak of fighting with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014, residents in occupied territories have been effectively cut off from most international media on TV and radio, and websites that don’t support the separatist line are periodically blocked. The signal carrying Donbas Realities is also sometimes blocked, but the program’s producer Tetiana Iakubovych says listeners who rely on the show are in constant touch with her staff in Kyiv, a demonstration of the more personal connection listeners have to radio.
“In separatist held cities sometimes there is a signal and sometimes not,” said Iakubovych. "But listeners call in and tell us ‘Gorlovka hears you! Donetsk hears you!’”
Broadcasting in both Russian and Ukrainian, Donbas Realities covers local and international news stories that are either ignored or misrepresented by pro-Kremlin media targeting audiences in the region. Recent programs have focused on transportation and infrastructure problems caused by the fighting, difficulties accessing medical care and education, and the recent flare-up in fighting in the city of Avdiyivka.
“The U.S. election was also a huge story for us because our listeners know that the outcome has an impact on the course of the war,” said Iakubovych.
Donbas Realities also holds regular live shows from eastern cities featuring panels of local people discussing their lives and the hardships they face living on the front lines. These shows were also especially popular with listeners in western Ukraine, who Iakubovych says are curious about how people live in the parts of their country affected by the war, but who have little opportunity to hear from them.
Newsgathering in a war zone presents its own challenges. According to Freedom House, open warfare in the east has made Ukraine “one of the most dangerous working environments for the media.”
Donbas Realities has reporters working in both the occupied and government controlled areas, with correspondents in the occupied territories contributing anonymously and observing very strict security protocols.
With divisions running deep, Iakubovych says the most important thing is that Donbas Realities is a reliable source of news and information for both Russian and Ukrainian speakers.
“Our motto is ‘Without Dividing Lines,’” said Iakubovych. “And we dissolve those dividing lines by applying RFE/RL’s rigorous standards of accuracy to ensure our credibility.”
--Emily Thompson (RFE/RL)

Agenda DX 19/02/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
WLRP, Puerto Rico 1460 Khz (1965)

sabato 18 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 16, 2017


** BRAZIL. 11780, Feb 16 at 0706, NO signal from RNA/RNB. It`s normally one of the best on 25m at this hour, after RNZI 11725. Yet weakie Brazies` carriers are detectable on 11854.9+, 11764.62. Then I check RNA`s other frequency 6180 and find only a JBA carrier. Nothing else scheduled at this hour, so maybe it`s RNA on exciter only, drastically reduced power; 6180 normally blasts in as it is less subject to propagational variations than 11780.

11780 also checked at 1544 Feb 16, no signal either, altho at this time of day it`s normally weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615.069v, Feb 16 at 1457, Qur`an from BSKSA, poor signal and off-frequency; recheck at 1523, now measured on 17615.005v, and audibly drifting as I listen with BFO. This one is 190 degrees from Riyadh, not good for us.

13710.015, Feb 16 at 1534, dead air; no, wait, there`s some Qur`aning, with very long pauses, BSKSA with flutter from S9 to S6. 295 degrees from Riyadh, better for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5129.840-AM, Feb 16 at 0712, Brother Scare is audible poorly on this WBCQ; and also on 7490.046-AM. Supposed to be on 9330 too, inaudible, maybe transmitting but totally unpropagating. No Cuban spy numbers now on 9330 but there should be, four other nights of the week circa 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 7157-LSB, Feb 16 at 0723, ZL1HX in contact with EA3BOX, calls copied at 0725. I had found 40m almost devoid of any ham signals so started hunting for anything. It is the middle of our night, but still, skip must be really long, so we don`t hear much from within North America if any be active. ZL1HX is Bowden Ashton (BOW), in Wellsford NZ per qrz.com. EA3BOX is a Catalonian separatist at least for DXCC purposes, Joan Solà Vilaseca, 17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols, Catalunya, Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 12035, Feb 16 at 1543, JBA talk with flutter. HFCC shows it`s AWR in Marathi via Trincomalee this semihour only; after a one-hour buffer following Turkey in case VOT runs over. 345-degree azimuth is favorable for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7730 > 5850 > 6855, Thursday Feb 16 at 0710, here`s Keith Perron from PCJ on three WRMI frequencies, once again appearing 24 hours before the Friday hour shown on the WRMI skedgrid (when we axually hear `Viva Miami` to start the hour, then `World Music`). The PCJ homepage http://www.pcjmedia.com/ still doesn`t show this regular broadcast of `Media Network Plus`; tho it may be an unofficial bonus, might as well publicize it. Another one is Wed at 22-23 on 5950 (and also 11580, 6855, still not displayed on the WRMI schedule --- better monitor for that to be sure). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 16 at 1537, beacon K6FRC from California is JBA between fades, and vs CODAR; call sent about 7 times per minute.

13564-CW, Feb 16 at 1538, beacon GNK from Madison WI is JBA vs CODAR, sent about 8 times per minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: first SW broadcast confirmed Thursday February 16 at 1230 on WRMI 6855, good S9, and 9955, better S9+10 atop pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Next:
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855 to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11560, Feb 16 at 1547, 1 kHz tone at S7-S5 with heavy flutter. HFCC shows Islamabad, Pakistan, and Panaji, Goa, India on 11560 but both only until 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11742, Feb 16 at 1546, bonker INTRUDER at S9 centred approximately here. No sign of a CNR transmitter on 11740 scheduled until 1605 per HFCC; Vatican is finished with 11740 at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12255, Feb 16 at 1542, JBA carrier here which instantly brings to mind this pirate in Aoki, but it`s supposedly Sundays only:
12255 ReflectionsEurope 1400-2230 1...... English 0.2 ND IRL //6295. And then it`s gone, so probably something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1815 UT February 16

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast

For my hamateur radio and SWL friends around the globe:

Feel free to redistribute this "not for profit" solar, space and geomagnetic
weather discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you
redistribute it in it's entirety and give me credit for it.

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I have decided to begin posting some of my daily solar, space and
geomagnetic weather discussions and HF radio wave propagation forecasts in
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Of course it will consist of little snippets of what's going on as Twitter
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Also feel free to leave a "LIKE" every time you access this discussion and
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Issued on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 1430 UTC

Global HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast

HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS:

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,

40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,

20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,

15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,

12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

80-60 (75-60) meters- poor at night and very poor at day,

40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and poor at day,

20-17 (22-16) meters- fair at night and fair at day,

15 (13) meters- poor at night and fair at day,

12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Received RF signal strength scale-

Very Good- +1 over S9  Or Greater
Good- S7-9
Fair- S4-6
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Meter Band Equivalents
Ham & SWL
160->   90
80->     75
60->     60
40->     49, 41
30->     31, 25
20->     22, 19
17->    16, 15
15->    13
12,10-> 11

Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable by the average
radio enthusiast.

Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

Conditions also change daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and by decade, as the
sun rises and sets at different times and at different angles from the
ecliptic, as well as by radio wave frequency. This is due to changes in the
maximum usable frequency (MUF), lowest usable frequency (LUF) and F layer
critical frequency (FoF2).

The D and E layers also come into play through RF radio wave signal
absorption and refraction. And then there is sporadic E (Es) radio wave
propagation that can really throw a wrench into the gears so to speak.

Things like sporadic E (Es) radio wave propagation and lightning storm
static can impact HF radio wave propagation in an unpredictable manner and
mostly bad.

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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Solar Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Friday February 17, 2017-

Solar activity was low.

Earth's magnetic field was active.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 74.4 74.6 74.4.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 13.

Sunspot group #12636 was located near N11E29 with a simple beta magnetic
signature.

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In 2017 there were 11 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of 0.
Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately three more
years, +/- one year, seeing daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually
early.

In 2016 there were 32 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of 0.
Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately three more
years, seeing daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually early.

As we move forward towards the next solar minimum between solar cycle #24
and #25 the number of days with a 0 daily SSN will steadily increase.
Eventually every day for many many many months will see a 0, the big goose
egg.

In 2008 I fore casted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also fore casted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually non existent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's. It will probably be very difficult to
determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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No earth directed solar flares occurred.

No earth directed coronal mass ejections (CME) occurred.

No earth directed collapsing magnetic filament eruptions occurred.

The twenty four hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was at
active to quiet geomagnetic conditions of 2 3 4 4 2 3 3 4.

The Kp geomagnetic indices are-
0-2- quiet
3- unsettled
4- active
5- minor geomagnetic storming
6- moderate
7- strong
8- severe
9- extreme
10- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The maximum and minimum planetary A index (Ap) ranged between 27 and 7,
which was at active to quiet geomagnetic conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The daily averaged background x-ray flux was A7.6.

The daily averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's magnetic field was
+1.8 nT north.

The maximum and minimum Dst ranged between +12 and -37.

No energetic proton events greater than 10 MeV (10+0) occurred.

The maximum and minimum solar wind speed was 502 and 418. km/s and directly
tied to the high speed solar wind stream emanating from CH#790 (#786).

There was a recurrent trans equatorial (geoeffective) directly earth facing
coronal hole #790 (#786).

During it's last passage across the earth facing side of the sun it produced
minor (Kp-4) negative impacts on HF radio wave propagation.

And this Saturday February 18, 2017 it's occurring once again with minor
(Kp-4) negative impacts on HF radio wave propagation.

There was a recurrent trans equatorial earth facing coronal hole #791
(#787).
During it's last passage across the earth facing side of the sun it produced
minor (Kp-4) negative impacts on HF radio wave propagation.

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GENERAL GUIDELINES CONCERNING CORRELATION OF PROPAGATION INDICES TO ACTUAL
HF PROPAGATION CONDITIONS-

NOTE!!!  The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

All 14 of the following indices have to occur as described below in order to
see the best global high frequency radio wave propagation possible.
Something that happens rarely.

1.) Dropping geomagnetic field indices numbers are better, Kp of 0 best.

2.) A daily sunspot number of 150 or higher, 200 or higher best.

3.) A daily sunspot number of greater than 100 for routine stable formation
of the E Valley/F Layer ducting mechanism.

4.) Previous 24 hour Ap index under 10, fewer than 7 for several days
consecutively are best.

5.) Previous 3 hours Kp index fewer than 3 for mid latitude paths, fewer
than 2 for high latitude paths, 0 for several days consecutively is best.

6.) Energetic protons no greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

7.) Background x-ray flux levels greater than B1 for several days
consecutively, greater than C1 best.

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

9.) Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz with a (positive number) sign,
indicates a lesser chance of high latitude path aurora
absorption/unpredictable refraction or scattering of medium frequency RF
signals, when the Kp is above 3.

10.) A -10 or better towards a positive number Dst index during the recovery
time after a geomagnetic storm, as related to the equatorial ring current. A
positive number is best.

11.) Rising positive T index number. The T Index tracks with the F2 layer
critical frequency (foF2) and sunspot number (SSN) and indicates the
capability of the F2 layer to refract RF signals.

12.) Galactic cosmic rays decrease to -3 units below zero and trending
towards zero.

13.) Energetic electron flux levels no greater than 2 MeV (2+0).

14. A solar wind speed of less than 300 km/s for several days consecutively.

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Standard Disclaimer-

Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space
Environment Center, other U.S. government organizations and educational
institutions, to produce my comprehensive radio wave propagation forecast.
This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using taxpayer
$$$ (including mine).

However the propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free to redistribute this solar, space and geomagnetic weather
discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you
redistribute it in it's entirety and give me credit for it.

Also solar, space and geomagnetic weather forecasting is still an inexact
science. The forecasts are not official but for educational and hobby
related purposes only and are subject to human error and acts of God,
therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

India – Analogue signals to end next month

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has stated that the deadline will not be extended for the switching off of analogue signals in digital addressable system (DAS) Phase III.

It is to be noted that deadline for both Phase III and Phase IV were extended last year until January 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017 respectively, by the ministry due to ongoing court proceedings.

Phase III cable subscribers are requested by the ministry to obtain their set-top boxes from the multi-system operators (MSOs) or local cable operators (LC Os) in their areas. Failing to do so will prevent the subscribers to have access to TV services through cable networks.


Instructions have also been issued to all broadcasters for the non-transmission of analogue signals over cable networks in Phase III urban areas after deadline.Further, it is to be noted that DAS Phase III covered 33.18 million TV households across 630 districts and 7,709 urban areas. Phase IV, on the other hand, covered 61.08 million homes.

Marconi Radio International on air on 19 February 2017, on 7700 kHz USB

Please be advised that  Marconi Radio International will be on the air  Sunday, 19 February, from 1315 to 1615 on 7700 kHz USB Mode.

Reception reports with audio clips (mp3-file) are welcome and confirmed by QSL verification. Some lucky listeners will ALSO receive our printed QSL card, so don't forget to include your postal address. E-mail: marconiradiointernational (at) gmail.com

Last but not least, we need your help! If you are a DX blogger, or use social networks, please post an announcement on your own  blog and/or Facebook or send out a tweet. You can also forward this message to a friend. 

This should help increase our potential audience.

We hope to hear from a lot of shortwave listeners about our transmissions.


Best 73's

Marconi Radio International (MRI) 

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Marconi Radio International (MRI) sarà di nuovo in onda domenica 19 Febbraio 2017, dalle 1315 alle 1615 UTC, su 7700 kHz (USB). 


Per i vostri rapporti di ricezione scrivete a: marconiradiointernational (at) gmail.com La QSL elettronica è garantita a tutti, mentre la cartolina stampata solo ad alcuni fortunati ascoltatori. Non dimenticate quindi di includere anche il vostro indirizzo postale.

Vi chiediamo infine, qualora abbiate un vostro blog dedicato al radioascolto od un profilo su Facebook o altro social network, di pubblicare un annuncio sulle nostre trasmissioni. In alternativa potreste inoltrare il presente messaggio ad un amico.

Cordiali saluti

Marconi Radio International (MRI)

DWLDXBulgaria News Feb.17-18

EGYPT   Unidentified station with Egyptian music on Feb.18
1020-1036 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to UNID, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Oeoemrang will be the air via MBR Issoudun on Tue February 21
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/radio-oeoemrang-will-be-air-via-mbr.html

GERMANY   Reception of Hamburger Lokalradio on 6190 kHz, Feb.18:
Media Network Plus
0700-0730 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat CUSB
World of Radio#1865
0730-0800 on  7190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-hamburger-lokalradio-on_18.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman English with distorted audio, Feb.17:
1400-1425 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu strong signal, but low modulation
1425-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu good audio & again low modulation
from 1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, good audio and modulation
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/radio-sultanate-of-oman-english-with.html

PALAU   Weak to fair signal of WHRI - T8WH Angel 3 on Feb.18
0800-0900 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Japanese Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/weak-to-fair-signal-of-whri-t8wh-angel.html

PALAU(non)   Reception of Radio Que Me via WHRI / T8WH Angel 3 on Feb.17:
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/palau-reception-of-radio-que-me-via.html

TAIWAN   Latest changes of Radio Taiwan International from Feb.15:
Updated winter B16 of Radio Taiwan International may be found here
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/latest-changes-of-radio-taiwan.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)    Reception of Radio Japan NHK World on Feb.17:
1530-1600 on  9600 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Hindi, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-radio-japan-nhk-world-on.html


--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Agenda DX 18/02/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
WOC, Davenport 1420 Khz (1922)
Radio Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina 1270 Khz (1937)

venerdì 17 febbraio 2017

The K7RA Solar Update

In the last reporting week (February 9-15) average daily sunspot numbers declined from 21.3 to 17.6, and average daily solar flux rose from 73.5 to 75.1. Average planetary A index dropped from 12.9 to 4.7, and mid-latitude A index from 9.9 to 2.9.

Predicted solar flux is 74 on February 17-19, then 77, 80, 83, 85 and 80 on February 20-24, 78 on February 25-26, 76 on February 27-28, 75 on March 1-2, 73 on March 3-4, 72 on March 5-7, 73 and 74 on March 8-9, 75 on March 10-11, 78 on March 12-15, 80 on March 16-18, then 82, 85 and 82 on March 19-21, 80 on March 22-23, 78 on March 24-25, 76 on March 26-27, 75 on March 28-29 and 73 on March 30-31.

Predicted planetary A index is 12, 10 and 8 on February 17-19, 5 on February 20-21, 8 and 14 on February 22-23, 10 on February 24-25, then 5, 25, 30, 25 and 20 on February 26 through March 2, 15 on March 3-5, 8 on March 6, 5 on March 7-12, then 8, 12 and 10 on March 13-15, 8 on March 16-17, 5 on March 18-20, then 10 and 15 on March 21-22, then 10 on March 23-24 and 5, 25, 30, 25 and 20 on March 25-29, and 15 on March 30 through April 1.

“Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period February 17-March 15, 2017 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH:
Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on February 21, 24, 26, March 8, 11-12
Mostly quiet on February 19-20, March 9-10
Quiet to unsettled February 17, March 4, 7, 13-15
Quiet to active on February 18, 25, March 3, 6
Active to disturbed on February (22-23,) 27-28, March 1-2, 5
Increases in solar wind from coronal holes are expected on February 16-17, (18-22, 26-27,) March 2-5

Remark:
- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.”

More here: 


Relays this weekend

Hamurger Lokal Radio via Shortwave Station Göhren, Germany with 1KW to Western Europe:
 6190 KHz     Every Saturday      07.00 to 11.00 UTC
     7265 KHz     Every Saturday      11.00 to 16.00 UTC    
     9485 KHz     Every Sunday        10.00 to 13.00 UTC     
 
Radio City via:
IRRS to Europe on 7290 KHz (every 3rd Friday) between 19.00 to 20.00 UTC
IRRS to Europe on 9510 KHz (every Saturday) between 09.00 to 10.00 UTC
Challenger Radio to Northern Italy on 1368 KHz every Saturdays from 20.00 UTC onwards
Contact email: citymorecars@yahoo.ca
 
European Music Radio Transmissions via;
WBCQ to Central & North America on 5130 KHz on 18th February between 23.00 to 00.00 UTC
Shortwave Station Göhren on 9485 KHz on 19th February between 09.00 to 10.00 UTC
Channel 292 on 6070 KHz on 19th February between 16.00 to 17.00 UTC
Contact email: emrshortwave@gmail.com
 
Internet Repeats on 19th February 2017:
EMR will repeat this months Transmissions via two streams running at the following Times:16.00, 18.00, 20.00 UTC
http://nednl.net:8000/emr.m3u will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening
http://nednl.net:8000/emr24.m3u will be 24 kbps / 22 KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.
 
KBC via:
Media Broadcast to America on 6145 KHz Every Sunday between 00.00 to 01.00
Contact email: themightykbc@gmail.com 
 
Hobart Radio via:
Channel 292 to Western Europe on 6070 KHz Saturdays fortnightly between 09.00 to 09.30 UTC next airings: 21st Jan and 4th February.
WRMI to Americas, Asia/Pacific on 9955 KHz Sunday between 04.30 to 05.00 UTC
WRMI to Americas, Asia/Pacific on 9955 KHz Tuesday between 23.30 to 00.00 UTC
WBCQ to North America on 5130 KHz Mondays 04.30 to 05.00 UTC
Contact email: hriradio@gmail.com
 
 
For outside the listening area please try the Twente/Netherlands Web RX at http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/
 
You can also hear many European free and alternative stations via the Internet at: http://laut.fm/jukebox 

 

Radio Channel 292  Transmission schedules on 6070 KHz (on the air every day):

http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/ 

 
Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules:
 
Good Listening!
73s

Tom

Glenn Hauser logs February 17, 2017


** AUSTRALIA. 3210, Feb 17 at 1225, all set for the Unique Radio test publicized to start at 1259 and run about 6 hours, upon which the fate of it will be decided by Tim Gaynor --- and there is already a JBA carrier. I resume at 1256 past 1303 and the JBA carrier continues with no change at 1259, S4 level including noisy band. Tim could tell us if he had it on as early as 1225, but I doubt this was it. The R75 also gets JBA carriers on many other `even` 90mb frequencies, maybe receiver artifacts or traces of MW harmonix. I really didn`t expect to hear this low power over here, as I never have before. Note Aoki still lists Vintage FM on 3210, 24h with 100 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.155, Feb 17 at 0659, HJDH is indeed still on late into the night after reactivating, first heard about 6 hours earlier, but frequency has drifted way up from 5910.06. Just music, including Mexican at 0702, no Alcaraván Radio ID or timecheck heard circa 0700. S8 including the rather high QRN level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.863, Feb 17 at 1318, about sunrise here, JBA carrier on frequency typical of WBCQ, presumably remnant of that still on, altho supposedly stopping at 1100 after a night of BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, Feb 17 at 1225, WRMI-5 is still off. I don`t think to tune around for a replacement until 1424 when I do find a JBA carrier on 6870, where IIRC WRMI started off, before being required to QSY, so back there now? I struggle to match traces of 6870 modulation with 9955, unseems so but it`s really too late into the dayside to be certain. If it has moved to 6870, this will affect several WORLD OF RADIO airings, starting with Friday 2230 // 11580 & 5950.

6870 could have been the RHC semiharmonic from 13740, except that fundamental is not on at this hour. If WRMI does run 24/7 on 6870, it will encounter some QRM from that when 13740 is on. I`ve asked Jeff White about this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Feb 17 circa 1300, hardly any signal from Republic of Yemen Radio, via SAUDI ARABIA? Recheck at 1505, very poor S5-S3 with Qur`an, interrupted by some brief non-musical Arabic announcements a few times at 1508, 1510, 1513. Has it resumed marking vespers at Sana`a? Current sunset is 1508, creeping a sesquiminute later per week. Or maybe it`s just because the Fribbath is about to finish. Seldom is any Qur`aning to be heard from this at random chex elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Feb 17 at 1305, carrier at S5-S8 level but can`t detect any modulation. I suppose RRI Palangkaraya more likely at this hour than NBC Bougainville. Anyhow, best signal on band when I was also seeking Unique Radio, NSW on 3210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNIG DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4750, Feb 17 at 1313, YL talking at S7-S9 level vs CODAR, but unsure of language. Most likely is CNR1, Hailar, with Bangladesh Betar also listed, while RRI Makassar has been inactive for a long time now, last reported June 8, 2016 by Atsunori Ishida. At this time a few minutes before sunrise here, many carriers, mostly JBA on 60m from Tibetan, Indian, Chinese frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1636 UT February 17

DX RE MIX NEWS # 994

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DX RE MIX NEWS # 994 from Georgi Bancov and Ivo Ivanov. Date February 17, 2017
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ALBANIA   No signal of Radio Tirana on shortwave, Feb.10-13,
probably due to maintenance of damaged transmitter in Shijak
0800-1000 on  7390 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Albanian Daily
1830-1900 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to WeEu French Mon-Sat
1900-1930 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Italian Mon-Sat
2031-2100 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to WeEu German Mon-Sat
2100-2130 on  7465 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English Mon-Sat
0000-0100 on  7475 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to ENAm Albanian Daily
0230-0300 on  7475 SHI 100 kW / 310 deg to ENAm English Tue-Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/no-signal-of-radio-tirana-on-shortwave.html

AZERBAIJAN   Good signal of Ictimai Radio with broadband FM mode on Feb.14
0825-1425 on  9676.9 unknown tx / unknown to CeAs Azeri, plus strong co-ch
1100-1400 on  9680.0 TSH 100 kW / 352 deg to EaAs Chinese RTI & CNR Jammer
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/good-signal-of-ictimai-radio-with.html

BELGIUM(non)   Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun on Feb.12
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun, good/poor+jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/radio-voice-of-independent-oromiya-via.html

BELGIUM(non)   Reception of BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting on Feb.14
1500-1558 on  9650 unknown probably PUG to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu via Alyx&Yeyi
* co-ch same  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French Radio Guinea Conakry:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-brb-living-water-ministry.html

CUBA   Good signal of Radio Habana Cuba in Esperanto, Feb.12:
0700-0730 on  6100 BAU 100 kW / 310 deg to WNAm Esperanto Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/good-signal-of-radio-habana-cuba-in.html

CUBA   Reception of Radio Habana in 25 and 16mb, Feb.16
from 1200 on 11760 BAU 100 kW / non-dir to NCAm Spanish
from 1205 on 17580 BAU 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm Spanish
from 1205 on 17730 BAU 100 kW / 130 deg to SoAm Spanish
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-radio-habana-in-25-and.html

EGYPT   Unidentified station with Egyptian music on Feb.15
0900-0921 on  9600 unknown tx / unknown to UNID, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_16.html

FRANCE(non)   Good signal of Eye Radio via TDF Issoudun, Feb.15
1600-1700 on 15250 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English*
*including other languages Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/good-signal-of-eye-radio-via-tdf.html

GERMANY   Weak signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst, Feb.14
1201-1228 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/weak-signal-of-dwd-deutscher.html

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio via MBR Nauen, Feb.12:
1000-1100 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/adventist-world-radio-via-mbr-nauen.html

GERMANY(non)   Hamburger Lokalradio relays on 9485 kHz, Feb.11:
PCJ Media Network Plus
1100-1130 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB
World of Radio#1864
1130-1200 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB
Radio Tropicana
1200-1300 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/hamburger-lokalradio-relays-on-9485-khz.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Pushka via Radio Channel 292:
1400-1500 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Rus/Eng, Feb.12
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-radio-pushka-via-radio.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen, Feb.12
1530-1545 on 13630 NAU 100 kW / 095 deg to SoAs English Sun, cancelled
1600-1630 on 11790 NAU 100 kW / 148 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat-Tue
1630-1700 on 11790 NAU 100 kW / 148 deg to EaAf Somali Sat/Sun
1700-1730 on 11790 NAU 100 kW / 148 deg to EaAf Amharic Sat/Sun
1730-1800 on 11790 NAU 100 kW / 148 deg to EaAf Hadiyya Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/bible-voice-broadcasting-via-mbr-nauen.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, Feb.12:
1700-1730 on 11810 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Afar Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_13.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Al-Mukhtar via MBR Issoudun only in Arabic, Feb.14:
1500-1558 on 11670 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Tue, very strong,
1530-1558 on 11670 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Tue, cancelled?
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/radio-al-mukhtar-via-mbr-issoudun-only.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun, Feb.14:
1600-1602 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, dead air,
1602-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/02/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_14.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Voice of Adal via MBR Issoudun on Feb.15:
1500-1530 on 11670 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Wed/Sat
1530-1558 on 11670 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Wed/Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/radio-voice-of-adal-via-mbr-issoudun-on_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen with
very strong white noise digital jamming of Ethiopia, Feb.15
1700-1730 on 11810 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed
1730-1800 on 11810 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/voice-of-oromo-liberation-via-mbr-nauen.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz and 11645 kHz, Feb.12
0700-0921 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
0700-0851 on 11645 AVL 100 kW / 182 deg to NoAf Greek*tx#1
* Sunday Liturgy till 0800, then music & off air at 0921UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/greece-voice-of-greece-on-9420-khz-and.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz & 9935 kHz on Feb.13:
from 0815 on  9420#AVL 170 kW / 323 deg, open carrier tx#3
from 0835 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
0835-1305 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
0835-1305 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#1
from 1305 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg, continues at 1600
from 1305 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg, continues at 1600
*including 4-6 minutes news bulletin in Spanish at 0905UT;
Russian at 1005UT; Romanian at 1105UT; Albanian at 1155UT;
relay First (Proto) program 1200-1300UT; English at 1300UT
#co-ch China National Radio 13 CNR13 in Uyghur from 1100UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/voice-of-greece-on-9420-khz-9935-khz-on.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz & 9935 kHz, Feb.15-16
0700-0804 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
0700-0804 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 323 deg to ENAm Greek*tx#1
from 1919 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
from 1919 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
* news in Arabic & Serbian 0750-0800UTC and off at 0804UTC
New languages schedule of Voice of Greece is 5 minutes nx bulletin Mon-Fri
Arabic at 0750UT; Serbian at 0755UT; Spanish at 0905UT; Russian at 1005UT;
Romanian at 1105UT; Polish at 1150UT; Albanian at 1155UT; English at 1300UT
Voice of Greece is very irregularly on the air between 0800 and 1800/1900UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/voice-of-greece-on-9420-khz-9935-khz.html

GUAM   Poor signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Feb.12
1130-1145 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 305 deg to EaAs English Sun
WRTH B-16 update of Feb.6 is given wrong frequency 7510 kHz
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/poor-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio.html

GUAM   Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, Feb.14
1345-1500 on  7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio.html

GUINEA    Reception of Radio Guinée Conakry on Feb.13:
from 0730 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French
No signal on  9650 KUJ 200 kW / 109 deg to EaAs Japanese Voice of Korea
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-radio-guinee-conakry-on.html

INDIA   All India Radio on 11560 kHz was back on air after several months of absence
1315-1530 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Dari/Pashto plus unscheduled program
1530-1545 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs English, strong signal on Feb.14-15:
Latest changes of All India Radio External Service from Feb.15:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/air-on-11560-khz-was-back-on-air-after.html

INDONESIA    Good signal of Voice of Indonesia on Feb.12:
1300-1400 on  9525.9 JAK 250 kW / 010 deg to EaAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/good-signal-of-voice-of-indonesia-on.html

MOROCCO/JAPAN   Again no signal of Radio Medi 1 on shortwave freq.9575 kHz, Feb.13:
0000-2400 on  9575 NAD 250 kW / 110 deg to NoAf Arabic/French R.Medi 1 & chance for
1530-1600 on  9575 YAM 300 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Chinese Radio Japan NHK World, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/again-no-signal-of-radio-medi-1-on.html

MOROCCO   Radio Medi 1 was back on shortwave 9575 kHz, Feb.15
0000-2400 on  9575 NAD 250 kW / 110 deg to NoAf Arabic/French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/radio-medi-1-was-back-on-shortwave-9575.html

NEW ZEALAND   Reception of Radio New Zealand International, Feb.13
0459-0758 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg English to All Pacific AM
0759-1058 on  9765 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg English to All Pacific AM
1059-1258 on 11610 RAN 100 kW / 325 deg English to NW  Pacific AM
1259-1650 on  7355 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg English to All Pacific AM
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-radio-new-zealand.html

NEW ZEALAND   Frequency changes of Radio New Zealand International from Feb.15:
1059-1258 NF  9700 RAN 100 kW / 325 deg English to NW  Pacific AM Daily, ex 11610
1959-2050 NF 13840 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg English to All Pacific AM Sat, ex 15720
1746-1835 NF  7285 RAN 025 kW / 035 deg English to Tonga/Samoa DRM Su-Fr, x 11690
1951-2050 NF 13840 RAN 025 kW / 035 deg English to All Pacific DRM Su-Fr, x 15720
2259-0258 NF 15720 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg English to All Pacific AM Daily, ex 17675
Poor/fair reception of Radio New Zealand International on new 9700 kHz on Feb.15
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/frequency-changes-of-radio-new-zealand.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S11a Cherta in 31mb on Feb.14
1020-1023 on  9610 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-s11a-cherta-in-31mb-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique, Feb.14
1045-1055 on 12153 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-feb14.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 49mb on Feb.14
1110-1116 on  5975 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-49mb.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of HM01 Cuban Spy in 13, 11 and 12MHz, Feb.16
0658-0749 on 13435 secret / hidden tx ?Bejucal? Spanish Tue/Thu/Sat, poor
0758-0849 on 11635 secret / hidden tx ?Bejucal? Spanish Tue/Thu/Sat, weak
0858-0949 on 11462 secret / hidden tx ?Bejucal? Spanish Tue/Thu/Sat, fair
0958-1049 on 12180 secret / hidden tx ?Bejucal? Spanish Tue/Thu/Sat, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-hm01-cuban-spy-in-13-11.html

NUMBERS STATION   E11 Oblique and S06s Russian Lady both in 31mb on Feb.16
0930-0933 on  9950 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, strong signal
0940-0946 on  9540 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/e11-oblique-and-s06s-russian-lady-both.html

OMAN   Good signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman on Feb.13
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/good-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman.html

RUSSIA(non)   Fair to good signal of Adygeyan Radio, Feb.12:
1900-2000 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/fair-to-good-signal-of-adygeyan-radio.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS EGR, UN Radio and other via SPL on Feb.12:
1030-1300 on  9510 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/irrs-egr-un-radio-and-other-via-spl-on.html

SECRETLAND(non)   MBR Pan American Broadcasting via SPL on Feb.12
1430-1445 on 15205 SCB 150 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/mbr-pan-american-broadcasting-via-spl_13.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio Santec/The Word/The Cosmic Wave via SPL, Feb.12
1500-1530 on 15190 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Eng/Ger Sun, low modulation:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/irrs-radio-santecthe-wordthe-cosmic.html

SECRETLAND(non)   New schedule of Brother HySTAIRical on 9465 kHz via SPL
1700-0200 on  9465 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to ENAm English Mon-Fri, ex Daily
2000-0200 on  9465 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to ENAm English Sat/Sun, ex 17-02
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/new-schedule-of-brother-hystairical-on.html

SRI LANKA   Poor to fair signal of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Feb.15
1630-1730 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala relay City FM Mon-Fri
1630-1830 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala relay City FM Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/poor-to-fair-signal-of-sri-lanka.html

U.K.(non)   HCJB Radio Akhbar Mufriha via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Feb.12
2100-2115 on  7300 WOF 200 kW / 170 deg to NoAf Tachelhit
2115-2145 on  7300 WOF 200 kW / 170 deg to NoAf Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/hcjb-radio-akhbar-mufriha-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA in English via BaBcoCk Trincomalee on Feb.13
1415-1430 on  9775*TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs English Mon, strong signal
* co-ch weak  9775 BEI 150 kW / 270 deg to EaAs Chinese China Nat.Radio-2:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-feba-in-english-via_13.html

UNKNOWN LOCATION   Reception of Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok on Feb.12
1130-1200 on 15600 unknown tx / unknown to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-voice-of-khmer-mchas-srok.html

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 2 on Feb.12
2000-2100 on  9505 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun religious programs
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio_13.html

USA  WWCR-1 World Wide Christian Radio with distorted/good audio on Feb.14
1215-1230 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu Arabic  Mon-Fri, distorted
1230-1245 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu Russian Mon-Fri, distorted
1245-1300 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English, distorted audio
from 1300 on 15825 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English, with good audio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/wwcr-1-world-wide-christian-radio-with_14.html

USA   Good signal of WMLK Radio, Assemblies of Yahweh on Feb.15
1930&2125 on  9275 MLK 250 kW / 053 deg to WeEu English Sun-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/good-signal-of-wmlk-radio-assemblies-of_16.html

VATICAN   Vatican Radio’s English Africa Service would like to inform
listeners in Rome, Italy, that the English Africa Service programme
broadcast five times daily on Rome's FM 103.8 MHz is moving to a digital
platform beginning Wednesday, 15 February 2017. From this date onwards,
the English Africa Programme can be heard only through the Vatican Radio
World Channel on Digital Audio Broadcasting standard known as DAB or its
updated version DAB+, which will require the purchase of a digital radio
receiver. However, listeners can continue to listen to the podcast of the
daily programme throughout the day by logging on to our website, click on
English and then go to the On-demand and Podcast section on the right hand
side of the page; click on English for Africa Programme. In recent years,
Vatican Radio has experimented with digital transmission technologies,
including DAB, which is said to be cheaper and has a better sound quality,
according to experts. In Africa, the main outlet for our English Africa
programmes will continue to be through the re-transmission of the daily
programme by several Catholic radio stations in Africa. Most of these radio
stations are owned by various African Catholic dioceses, parishes, religious
congregations and some by the Radio Maria network. The times and frequencies
of shortwave broadcasts to Africa and the rest of the world remain the same:
0140-0200 on  5940 SMG 250 kW / 086 deg to SoAs English till March 4
0140-0200 on  7410 SMG 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English
0140-0200 on  9515 SMG 250 kW / 086 deg to SoAs English from March 5
0300-0320 on 15470 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SoAs English
0300-0330 on  7360 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to CEAf English
0500-0530 on  9660 MDC 250 kW / 250 deg to SoAf English
0630-0700 on  9660 SMG 250 kW / 210 deg to WeAf English
0630-0700 on 11625 SMG 250 kW / 184 deg to WCAf English
0730-0745 on 15595 SMG 100 kW / 107 deg to N/ME English Mon-Sat
0900-1130 on 21550 SMG 250 kW / 145 deg to CeAf English Special events
1130-1200 on 17590 SMG 100 kW / 112 deg to N/ME English Fri
1130-1200 on 21560 SMG 100 kW / 113 deg to N/ME English Fri
1530-1600 on  9510 PUG 250 kW / 285 deg to SoAs English
1530-1600 on 11695 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SoAs English
1530-1600 on 11940 SMG 125 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English DRM
1730-1800 on  9660 MDC 250 kW / 258 deg to SoAf English
1730-1800 on 11625 SMG 250 kW / 148 deg to CEAf English
1730-1800 on 13765 SMG 250 kW / 184 deg to NWAf English
2000-2030 on  9660 SMG 250 kW / 210 deg to WeAf English
2000-2030 on 11625 SMG 250 kW / 184 deg to WCAf English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/vatican-radios-english-to-africa-will.html

YEMEN(non)   Reception of Republic of Yemen Radio, Feb.13
till 0900 on 11860 JED 050 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic
from 0900 on 11860 unknown tx / unknown to N/ME Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/reception-of-republic-of-yemen-radio_13.html
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/02/dx-re-mix-news-994.html


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire