lunedì 22 luglio 2019

Agenda DX 22/07/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Cultura, Foz de Iguaçu, Brasile 6105 Khz (1956)
Radio Vale do Taquari, Brasile 970 Khz (1979)
Radio Brasil Tropical 5015 Khz (1956)

domenica 21 luglio 2019

SWLDXBulgaria News July 21

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen on July 21:
1430-1445 on 15205 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/pan-american-broadcasting-pab-via-mbr_21.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on July 21
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Fri/Sun, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_21.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of BVBroadcasting via MBR Nauen on July 21
1815-1830 on  9635 NAU 250 kW / 125 deg to N/ME English Sun, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of BVBroadcasting via MBR Yerevan on July 21:
1830-1930 on  6130 ERV 100 kW / 330 deg to EaEu English Sun, weak/fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-via-mbr_21.html

NUMBERS STATION   Unscheduled broadcast of S06 Russian Man in 31mb, July 21
1730-1743 on  9412 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair to good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/unscheduled-broadcast-of-s06-russian.html

NUMBERS STATION   E11 Oblique and Radio Romania International on 9610 kHz, July 21
1910-1920 on  9610 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode E11 Oblique, weak
at same time  9610 TIG 300 kW / 262 deg to SoEu Spanish AM mode R.Romania Int-ggod
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/e11-oblique-and-radio-romania.html

PHILIPPINES   Good signal of FEBC Radio / Radio Teos on July 21
1500-1530 on  9920 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Russian Daily &
1530-1600 on  9920 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Ukr/Rus Sunday:
Wrong time&freq: 19-20 MST on 11650, not 18-19 MST on 9920 kHz!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/good-signal-of-febc-radio-radio-teos-on_21.html

RUSSIA   Good signal of GTRK Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio, July 21
1900-2000 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/good-signal-of-gtrk-adygeyaadygeyan_21.html

SECRETLAND(non)   From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod on July 21
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu Eng/Spa Sun, very good
from 1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English Brother Stair:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via-spl_21.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via ENC-DMS Woofferton, July 21
1830-1858 on  9470 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic Sun, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/follow-bible-ministries-via-enc-dms.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via ENC-DMS Ascension, July 21
1900-1928 on  9600 ASC 250 kW / 115 deg to SoAf English Sun, weak/fair
1900-1928 on 11660 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English Sun, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/follow-bible-ministries-via-enc-dms_21.html


--

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs July 20-21, 2019

** CANADA. Sporadic-E opening MUFs above 100 MHz to the NE of here bode well for some FM DX at last, July 20 after 19 UT, so I hasten to start monitoring mainly on the DX-398 with PL-880 as backup, manipulating both telescopic antennas only, vs all the QRM from OK and KS, ACI if not CCI on every frequency. All info from the WTFDA FM database except distances city-to-city from distancefromto.net

95.1, at 1916, French-Canadian H&F conversation, SRC/CBC style; still at 1929 vs Bott English from OK; another bit peaks at 1942. Very likely is North Bay ON, since later I am getting stations near the same line thru MI and QC, rather than CBF-FM flagship in far Montreal:

CBON-FM-17, 95.1, North Bay ON, 100/100 kW, 145m, news/talk, ``Ici Radio Canada Premiere``, 1884 km/1171 mi. BTW, the Bay it`s on is not Georgian, but further inland from smaller Lake Nipissing. 1884 km = 1171 statute miles.

96.5, at 1944, a bit of YL in French, vs the two Okies. Based on later definite Rouyn-Noranda area log, this fits:

CHOA-FM, 96.5, ROUYN-NORANDA QC CAN, 61.1 kW Horiz only, 204m, French, Hot Ac, ``Wow 96.5``. 2025 km = 1258 mi from Rouyn;  2025 km = 1259 mi from Noranda

104.3, at 1955-1958, French hard sell adstring, Chevy and Ford car dealers, $tereo, mentions Rouyn-Noranda twice; 2000 partial ID during fading claims ``cent mille watts ... Capitale Rock``, 2002 hard rock music. This is it:

CHGO-FM, 104.3, AMOS/VAL D'OR QC CAN, 94/94 kW, 172.6m, French, Active Rock, Capitale Rock/Radio X. 2101 km = 1305 mi from Amos, east of Rouyn-Noranda in SW QC. 

104.3, at 2013, two stations, one of them with rock in English. Could be 96 kW KVGB-FM Great Bend KS, if not one of the Michiganders, 100 KW religious WVCN in Baraga, in the PTA, U.P. near Houghton, rather than 190! kW classic hits WOMC Detroit.

Many more logs, MI & WI from same opening: see U S A. BTW, I am still esperando (waiting/hoping for) any Es opening from Mexico this summer. There have been plenty of sporadic-E openings, but not much above 88 MHz, and if so centered in the wrong spots for me (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Sporadic-E opening MUFs above 100 MHz to the NE of here bode well for some FM DX at last, July 20 after 19 UT, so I hasten to start monitoring mainly on the DX-398 with PL-880 as backup, manipulating both telescopic antennas only, vs all the QRM from OK and KS, ACI if not CCI on every frequency. All info from the WTFDA FM database, except distances city-to-city from distancefromto.net

After three catches in French from Ontario and Quebec, see CANADA, the rest mostly Michigan:

95.3, at 1917, rock in stereo while I am getting French on 95.1. Certainly not the usual KOKC talk translator in OKC, unlikely 14 kW KMGZ Lawton. There are two Kansans not very close: KINZ, Humboldt in the SE with 24 kW, classic hits; and KWKN, Wakeeney in the NW with 100 kW, unknown format. If Michigan, only two of the ten 95.3 are rock, and only one, also the most powerful, 17 kW, WWSS, Tuscarora Township, ``The Bear``, but between Flint and Detroit outside PTA.

96.5, at 1919, string of national ads, very choppy fading, sure
thought Es, but finally an Okie ad, so only Tulsa or Elk City.

106.7, at 1923, sports talk in English overriding Spanish KTUZ Okarche OK, I guess still QRP from 13/13 kW since tower was felled. This could likely be:

WSRT, 106.7, GAYLORD MI USA, 100/100 kW, 177.0m, ESPN Radio Northern Michigan. //WSRJ 105.5. 1466 km = 911 mi, north-central L.P. 

Less likely a closer spoiler: K294DE, translator of KLKC-1540, PARSONS KS USA, 250 watts with Fox Sports Radio. Parsons in SE KS.

93.5, at 1930, C&W in $, with CCI; ad for Water Circus at Cadillac; YL announcer, ID in passing as WTCM; 1936 ad for ``Northbound --- in The Beautiful Charlevoix``; 1929 partial ID? ##TY?, mentions Traverse City, repeat Cadillac Water Circus ad. Here it is:

WBCM, 93.5, BOYNE CITY MI USA, 14/14 kW, 283m, ``TODAY'S COUNTRY MUSIC`` // WTCM 103.5. Boyne City is at the far end of Lake Charlevoix, inland from Charlevoix on the coast which is N of Traverse City. Cadillac is considerably S of TC, inland. 1458 km = 906 mi

93.5, at 2000 ID ``Mix 93, WKMJ-FM``, i.e.: WKMJ-FM, 93.5, HANCOCK MI USA, 25.0/25.0 kW, 84.0m, HOT AC, ``MIX
93.5``. Hancock is in the U.P. By Houghton next to Lake Superior. 1419 km = 881 mi

88.3, at 2003, temp 70, predicted low in mid-50s! {Cool! at 101-degree Enid now} from ``Smile FM``, briefly overcoming marginal KOSR Stillwater, Wichita; and Enid`s K202BY is still OFF:

``Adult Hits, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN. SMILE FM, MICHIGAN'S POSITIVE HITS`` has FOUR 88.3s in MI, all mono (but I couldn`t tell):

WDTE, GROSSE POINT SHORES MI USA, 0.16 kW H/5.5 kW V, 50.0 m
WSMZ, CRYSTAL VALLEY MI USA, 1.5/1.5 kW, 200.0m
WKPK, MICHIGAMME MI USA, 0.0/15.0 kW, 252m [how is that pronounced?]
WEJC, WHITE STAR MI USA, 0.001/55.0 kW!, 114m

Thru sporadic E, polarization becomes random, so in decreasing power probability: WEJC, WKPK, WDTE, WSMZ. By decreasing proximity to PTA (probable target area): Michigamme near Ishpeming on the U.P.; Crystal Valley near Ludington on the central west coast on Lake MI; White Star unfound in my atlases, but G.C. Puts it somewhere near Midland/Bay City. GPS = Detroit. Michigamme: 1388 km = 863 mi; Crystal Valley 1285 km = 799 mi

[Liz Cameron, somewhere in MI, replies on the WOR iog: [White Star, MI is near Midland. Actually Gladwin County to the north. WEJC is a pest near Tawas and in the Thumb. 73/Liz``]

93.3, at 2005, weather and ``Today`s Country``; must be overcoming OK station. Not in MI, but one from WI is only hit on slogan:

WBSZ, 93.3, ASHLAND WI USA, 71/71 kW, 75.0m, ``TODAY’S COUNTRY Z-93``. Ashland is on the N coast of WI, an inlet from Lake Superior. 1273 km = 791 mi

87.9, since session began have been checking here and 87.75, but nothing until 2018, now $ rock music; no local matches found; 2025 kid voice-over music, ``trust in the lord``. It`s sort of mushy but centred closer to 87.9 than 87.75 or 88.1.

The closest known Franken-FMs on 87.75 are in Chicago and Cleveland. No 87.9s anywhere around there in official WTFDA DB. Could be one of all those pirates Harold Frodge hears around his Midland MI location, recapped by MARE:

``Following is a compilation of logs appearing in the MARE Tip Sheets during July 2018-June 2019. Errors & typos in the Tip Sheets are corrected here where known. Logs listed here are all from listening posts within 250 miles of the Michigan border.

87.9 Bay City MI LP relay; Hits Radio 99-5 ZPL, KMTI? Xmas mx, 77 WABC, Shine FM, Oldies 107.3 WRDJ, Hits FM, Hall-mark Channel, 103-5 KCQ, old WABC spots, 9-70 WFLA spot; 13 Jul, 14,15,16,17,18 Jun, 19 Feb (HF)
“   Birch Run MI, Birch Run HS, Panther Radio; 80s, 90s & today, Panther Radio; 18,23 Jun (HF)
“   Bridgeport MI area LP relay; Shine FM; 00,23 Jun, 14 Jul (HF)
“   Brighton MI LP relay; peaks a few mi. north; 15 Feb (HF)
“   Freeland MI area LP relay; 17,18 Nov (HF)
"   Midland MI, NE Midland LP relay; various relays including 95.1 Shine FM, 107.3 WRDJ, Z-100, The Big JCHW, The Big HW Golden, 100.7 The Path?, 103.5 WKTU; 13,21 Jul, 15 Sep, 16,17 Jan, 19 Dec, 18 Nov (HF)
“   Midland MI, SE Midland LP relay; Surround Sound EZL music; 14,15 Feb, 16,18 Apr, 17 Jan (HF)
“   Shiawassee county MI; 102-5 The Bone, Tampa FL; 15 Sep (HF)``

Opening has died down by 2030 UT and I have other tasks, so I quit, but one sesquihour later, see the Es map still showing 100+ MHz MUFs, so I resume at 2200-2215, but hear no DX; now, however, what I am getting on 87.9 matches to local 91.1, Air One KKRD. Maybe I failed to compare 87.9 to this one earlier. No idea how/why it show up on 87.9; there is no local leapfrog fulcrum on 89.5. Of course, Air One is everywhere out of its 92.7 flagship origination KYRA, Thousand Oaks in California, so 87.9 could still be DX from somewhere (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, all July 20, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. HAWAII: 10000, July 21 at 0603, WWVH still announcing that they will air info for military exercisers, I think she said at :50 past the hours. At this time, WWV is equally strong with short-skip sporadic E boost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, July 20

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_20.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYaYMbcLt20&feature=youtu.be
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, fair signal``

Noel R. Green also reports: ``Re 0629 UT on 6190 --- this was a really poor signal here in NW England this morning and very difficult to make much of it at all. When I tuned in at around 0640, I could hear a voice that sounded like Glenn's on peaks out of the local noise, but could copy nothing at all of what was being said. Maybe 9485 will be better later?``

Confirmed Saturday July 20 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S7-S( after IS & ID loop as early as 2058.

Also confirmed UT Sunday July 21 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, good but with some deep fades.

Also confirmed UT Sunday July 21 at 0359 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, at the item about YHWH best heard via Prescott and Denver remotes, i.e. 16 minutes into, so must have started quite late around 0343. My previous check was at 0339 when ham news by YL was still running. Barely readable vs high summer storm noise level.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio #1991 via Hamburger Lokalradio on July 21:

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/world-of-radio1991-via-hamburger..html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aiia3yBuhEQ&feature=youtu.be
1031-1100 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, fair signal``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [NEW]
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

(mp3 stream)    http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.m3u
(mp3 download)  http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 5085, Sat July 20 at 2330, WTWW-3 is OFF when `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` is supposed to appear --- but it`s running OK on $tereo webcast http://wtww.us/pages/listen-live/transmitter-2-html-5.php I *know* I have heard this ep before, with comments about Johnny Carson, etc., in fact more than once. Are there any new TOITOs?

End at 2402, when I recheck: not only is 5085 absent, but all other possible WTWW frequencies. Rerecheck about an hour later, now at least 5085 is on with hamstuff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6115, July 21 at 0000, checking WWCR only whether the third #1 frequency is also squealing like 15825 and 3215? Yes, it is, as g.h. Jack van Impe is starting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1934 UT July 21

Media & Tech - 21/07/2019

SWLDXBulgaria News July 21

AUSTRALIA   Reception of Reach Beyond Australia RBA in 25mb, July 21
1200-1230 on 11875 KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to SoAs English, good signal
from 1228 on 11875 PHT 250 kW / 332 deg to FERu Vatican R.test tone:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-reach-beyond-australia-rba_21.html

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC#231 via ORS Moosbrunn, July 21
0900-1000 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-radio-darc231-via-ors.html

CHINA   CNR-1 Jamming vs SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng in 25mb on July 21
from 0845 on 11580 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs Chinese, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/cnr-1-jamming-vs-soh-xi-wang-zhi-sheng_21.html

CHINA   Unregistered new frequency of PBS Xizang in 19mb on July 21
0945&1155 on 15745 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs Chinese, weak/good.
0000-1157 on 15745 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs in Aoki from July 7
Off frequencies of PBS Xizang due to a summer maintenance break are
4820,4905,4920,5935,6025,6050,6110,6130,6200,7240,7450,11860,11950.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/unregistered-new-frequency-of-pbs.html

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio Obectivo DX#838 via MBR Nauen on July 21
0900-1000 on  9610 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/adventist-world-radio-obectivo-dx838.html

GERMANY(non)   World of Radio#1991 via Hamburger Lokalradio on July 21:
1031-1100 on  7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/world-of-radio1991-via-hamburger.html

GERMANY(non)   Unscheduled frequency of DW via Issoudun on July 21
1325-1400 on 15195*ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, good signal
1400-1530 on 15195*ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf DW IS, good signal
* in A-19 scheduled on Sat Bundesliga till May 18 and from Aug.17!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/unscheduled-frequency-of-deutsche-welle.html

MADAGASCAR(non)   Deutsche Welle via Talata Volonondry, July 21
1000-1100 on 15275 MDC 250 kW / 300 deg to EaAf Swahili, good
1000-1100 on 17710 MDC 250 kW / 310 deg to EaAf Swahili, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-deutsche-welle-via-talata.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in 31mb, July 21:
1115-1200 on  9720 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Tamil/Malayalam, fair to good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_21.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Adventist World Radio via Dushanbe, July 21
1200-1400 on 15530 DB  100 kW / 064 deg to EaAs Korean, good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-via.html

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey in Turkish on very odd frequency 13635.7 kHz, July 21
0600-1255 on 13635.7 EMR 500 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Turkish, instead of nominal!
0600-1155 on 11675.0 EMR 500 kW / 150 deg to WeAs Turkish - 11675.8 on July 20
Something`s always wrong at TRT Voice of Turkey Emerler transmitting station!!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/voice-of-turkey-in-turkish-on-odd_21.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabayya on July 21:
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/trans-world-radio-africa-via-enc-dms-al_21.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Additional transmission of Radio Free North Korea via Tashkent:
1900-2130 on  7550 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, poor, and totally blocked
at same time  7550 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeEu En/Hi/Eh DRM mode All India Radio
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/additional-transmission-of-radio-free.html


--

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

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

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

Log Roberto Pavanello

882 17/7 22.01 COPE -Valladolid SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
1008 19/7 21.55 R. Girona - Catalano ID e pubblicità locale buono
1134 17/7 21.27 COPE- Pamplona SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
1341 18/7 21.49 Onda Cero - Almeria SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
1485 16/5 21.27 R. Alcoi - SS ID e NX locali buono
1584 15/7 22.00 RDE - Trieste IT MX buono
4885 18/7 21.10 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP talk suff.
5140 17/7 20.45 R. Charleston Int. - EE ID e MX buono
5775 17/7 20.55 Zenith Classic Rock - EE ID e MX buono
5840 21/7 08.30 World Music R. - Randers EE MX suff.
6205 17/7 20.40 Laser Hot Hits - EE MX buono
6210 21/708.40 King SW - EE MX suff.
6287 14/7 18.00 R. Johnny Tobacco - EE ID e MX buono
6850 18/7 21.00 Blue Moon R. - EE MX suff.
9610 21/7 09.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
9665 17/7 21.10 Voz Missionaria - Camboriu PP predica suff.
11780 18/7 20.50 R. Nac. Amazonas - Brasilia PP talk suff.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Studio DX 838 - 21/07/19

Obiettivo DX 838 bis - 21/07/19

Obiettivo DX 838 - 21/07/19

Agenda DX 21/07/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Bahrain (1955)
WNEL, Puerto Rico 1430 Khz (1947)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa Nazionale in Belgio

sabato 20 luglio 2019

SWLDXBulgaria News July 20

ARMENIA(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio India via GJSC Yerevan, July 20
1530-1600 on  9300 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Sat/Sun, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_89.html

BANGLADESH   Weak/fair signal of Bangladesh Betar, July 20
1745-1900 on  4750 SHV 100 kW / non-dir to SoAs English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/weakfair-signal-of-bangladesh-betar-in.html

CHINA   CNR-1 Jamming vs SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng in 22mb on July 20
1330&1357 on 13550.1 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs Chinese+digital jammer
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/cnr-1-jamming-vs-soh-xi-wang-zhi-sheng_20.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of KBS World Radio via TDF Issoudun on July 20:
2000-2100 on  5950 ISS 250 kW / 182 deg to NWAf French, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-kbs-world-radio-via-tdf.html

GERMANY(non)   Missionswerk Friedensstimme MWF via MBR Nauen on July 20
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat, good signal
At same time 13710 EMR 500 kW / 095 deg to SoAs Urdu Voice of Turkey-weak
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/missionswerk-friedensstimme-mwf-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen on July 20
1430-1458 on 15265 NAU 250 kW / 102 deg to SoAs English Sat, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Nauen on July 20
1529-1629 on 13800 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Russian/Chechen Sat, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-hcjb-voice-of-andes-via_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Eritrean Lowlands via MBR Issoudun, July 20
1700-1730 on 15390 ISS 100 kW / 123 deg to EaAf Arabic Mon/Sat, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-voice-of-eritrean-lowlands_20.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaa via SPL Secretbrod on July 20
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afar Oromo Sat, weak signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/irrs-radio-warra-wangeelaa-via-spl_20.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Missionswerk Friedensstimme via SPL Secretbrod, July 20
1600-1630 on  9680 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu Russian Sat, weak to fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/missionswerk-friedensstimme-via-spl_20.html


--

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

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

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

World Music Radio 15805

The 19 meter band is still open, and World Music Radio (WMR) can be heard quite well in Northern Scandinavia right now - and also (with a weak signal) in E & W North America on 15805 kHz, so I will leave the transmitter on all night - and tomorrow until Sunday at 20 UTC. 

Best 73s
Stig Hartvig Nielsen,
World Music Radio - www.wmr.radio

Media & Tech - 20/07/2019

ITU version of HF schedules

ITU VERSION OF HF SCHEDULES

HF Broadcasting Schedules are issued at the end of each month with the exception of June. They contain the combined scheduled notified to the ITU by the Administrations or other broadcasting organisations for the corresponding season. Schedules are generally posted two weeks after the end date for submission.
(Mauno Ritola / https://www.facebook.com/groups/wrthgroup/?ref=bookmarks) via Rus-DX 14 July via DXLD)

IN HFCC FORMAT AND HFCC IN THE HEADER, but these are strictly ```in-band`` unlike HFCC, omitting anything between the following gap ranges: <5905, 6195-7205, 7445-9410, 9895-11605, 12095-13575, 13860-15110, 15795-17485, 17895-18950, 18950-21455, 21840-25800.

HFCC`s own skeds are of course updated almost daily, so who needs these watered-down occasional ITU versions? As of 20 July, the latest one at ITU is dated 28 May. 

Could ITU contain entries missing from HFCC, such as CUBA, whence Arnie Coro proudly claims he notifies ITU, and that is enough, boycotting HFCC where he might have to negotiate with --- ugh --- Americans?

Yes! HAB entries (not just CRI relays) are in ITU without any further site specifics, like 6000, 6060, 6100 --- but NOT 6165! Instead the outdated 6180 which was the original A-19 plan. Also pretends harmonix and leapfrog mixing products do not exist even when falling inband, like 6010. Anyhow does show alleged power and azimuth for each. But no language details.

Like HFCC, this also claims numerous imaginary Russian and Indonesian SW frequencies.

Now what other countries might be in ITU but not HFCC? TAIWAN? Which is banned from HFCC by the ChiCom. NO way. Anything else, Mauno? (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 20/07/2019

Glenn Hauser logs July 19-20, 2019

** CHINA [non]. 9570, July 20 at 0155, no signal from CRI ALBANIA relay, while 9580 via CUBA is VG with `China Studio` LL filler. Supposed to run 00-04, half & half English & Chinese. Bad propagation from Europe? NO, 9420 GREECE is S9+5, 9495 República via FRANCE is S9+15 over jamming. But 9690 SPAIN is missing too, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, July 20 at 0152, Radio Progreso is back on after missing at least one month, music at S9+30/40 but undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 7495, July 20 at 0141, very poor broadcast, bit of music, then someone banging on a can at the rate of 5X per second. Unusual to hear anything here next to WBCQ which is still on 7490+. HFCC shows IBB Lampertheim, 100 kW, 80 degrees at 0030-0230 alternating semihours in Pst and Prs, which mean Pashto and Dari; so what is it, really? Per EiBi, VOA Ashna Radio, target IRAN! Instead of Afghanistan (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11940, UT Sat July 20 at 0158, S8 of crackling instead of REE, supposed to be on here Tue-Sat for S America until 0200; likewise 9690 for N America. Maybe they just went off early before I intuned. When they used to sign off at 2300, earworm interval signal would play for several minutes more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 monitoring: confirmed Friday
July 19 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S6-S9 and not upcut, first SWBC.

Also confirmed UT Saturday July 20 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10/20 including storm noise level but mostly readable. Next:

0629vUT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [July 20; alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday    WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [NEW]
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

(mp3 stream)    http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.m3u
(mp3 download)  http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 7490.1+v, UT Sat July 20, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` – I catch a few bits later in the hour, as I am really not interested in what the same callers every week have to say. AW says they have had a few computer issues this week; John in Florida`s program [VORW] was messed up but he will not be charged for it. Have staff shortage, need more operators, especially for Superstation, which will not be back on until August. John Carver reports on the whole hour:

``Trying 7490 again this week after noise forced me to 5130 last week. Program started a few seconds early after some fill music. Allan and Angela in the studio. Talk of the heat wave, half naked women, moonbats blaming everyone else for the heatwave. Freddie on the phone at 0007. Talk of heatwave, proper temperature to set air conditioners at and the moon landing. Freddie off the phone at 0024 to be immediately replaced by Dave in Indiana. Continuation of the moon landing talk.

Superstation is down as they're doing some redesign on the antenna and preparing the transmitter for the frequency changes coming. WLC insists on being able to penetrate Arab countries. They are also tweaking the computer control for the transmitter to allow smoother transitions when the antenna is turned or frequency changed. Even though the transmitter itself is water cooled, they've found they have to add a lot more air conditioning in order to cool the transmitter cases. Superstation will be back on the air next month. Was also mention of adding another frequency to the classic WBCQ, 6160. Reading of emails at 0053. Closing prayer at 0059. Program was off the air at 0104. John, Mid-North Indiana``

What I heard was really on the webcast. After Angela`s ending ID about 0105, immediately over to Brother Scare. but checking 7490.1 itself at 0140, it`s still on with music; 0150 now it`s double audio again, mixture of a talk program and a music program. One of them with 0200 ToH canned ID, and switch to Brother Scare, only.

6160, new registered WBCQ frequency with nominal 50 kW at same 245 degree azimuth as all the other ``classix``, not in use yet; to replace 9330 with same old transmitter? Will be cozy with 6165 RHC for ~6 hours a night, often undermodulated, sometimes plenty strong.

5130.4, UT Sat July 20 at 0151, this WBCQ is also still on with some talk; 0200 opening? a program we had never heard of or about, `One Hundred watts and a Wire`, with ad/plugs for Icom ham equipment, and also own website onehundredwattsandawire.com --- no, make it numbers: http://100wattsandawire.com/ which has been a podcast for four years, but nothing about it being on WBCQ. ``The intersection of life and amateur radio``; originates in Florissant MO; about heat wave in  Missouri; participating in the 13 Colonies special event recently.

So this and whatever was on 7490 after AWWW should be on the WBCQ program schedule, right? Wrong. Nothing shown on 7490 after 0100 Sat; on 5130, ``Sa 0100 0200 UTC Fr 09:00PM 10:00PM EST [sic] Matt Boland Presents`` instead of 100watts, etc. BTW, `Radio for Peace International` is now listed on 5130, UT Friday at 0200-0300.

3264.9, July 20 at 0204, JBA carrier from this WBCQ; improving? Was never listenable even in winter. The only program on sked for it is AAAWWW, UT Sat 00-01 in the ``trimulcast`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, July 20 at 0205, WWCR-1 gospel huxter with squeal on #1 transmitter as also heard when strong on 15825. Should also appear when on 6115 at 22-01 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, July 20 at 0145, YL ending `Vatican News` in Spanish with contact info, and immediately restarting `Vatican News` in Spanish --- are they axually playing the same program twice in a row to fill the doubled airtime? VG via Grimesland NC relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0405 UT July 20

SWLDXBulgaria News July 19-20

ARMENIA(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio India via CJSC Yerevan on July 19:
1535-1539 on  9300 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Fri, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_20.html

FRANCE(non)   Manara Radio International via TDF Issoudun, July 19
1600-1700 on 15285 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/manara-radio-international-via-tdf_20.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Alameda Bible Fellowship via TDF Issoudun on July 19:
1700-1730 on 13660 ISS 500 kW / 135 deg to EaAf English Mon/Wed/Fri, good signal
And reception of Alameda Bible Fellowship vs Republic of Yemen Radio on June 21:
1930-2000 on 11860 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WeAf English Mon/Wed/Fri Alameda BF &
at same time 11860 JED or RIY / unknown to N/ME Arabic Daily Rep.of Yemen Radio:
Emergency frequency change 10-20 kHz down, free channels are 11840, 11835, 11830
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-alameda-bible-fellowship_20.html

GERMANY   Evangelische Missions Gemeinden EMG via MBR Nauen, July 20
1030-1100 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/evangelische-missions-gemeinden-emg-via_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on July 19
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Fri/Sun, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Koode Radio International via MBR Issoudun, July 19
1900-1930 on  9810 ISS 100 kW / 175 deg to WCAf Nigerian Fulfulde, good signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-koode-radio-international_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Sinit Eritrea RSE via MBR Nauen on July 20:
0500-0600 on 11660 ISS 250 kW / 123 deg to EaAf Tigrinya/Arabic Sat, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-radio-sinit-eritrea-rse_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen on July 20
0600-0615 on 11655 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to NoAf Arabic Dardasha 7, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-dardasha-7.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, July 20
0631-0700 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Waves International via Channel 292, July 20
0700-0800 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu En/Ge/It/Fr Sat, fair signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-radio-waves-international_20.html

MALAYSIA   Fair signal of RTM Wai or Limbang FM on July 20
from 0750 on 11665 KAJ 100 kW / 093 deg to SEAs Malaysian:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/fair-signal-of-rtm-wai-or-limbang-fm-on_20.html

NIGERIA   Weak to fair signal of Voice of Nigeria in 25mb on July 19:
from 1630 on 11769.9 AJA 250 kW / 007 deg to NoAf English, plus co-ch
at same time 11770.0 URU 050 kW / 230 deg to EaAs Chinese PBS Xinjiang
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/weak-to-fair-signal-of-voice-of-nigeria.html

NIGERIA   Reception of Voice of Nigeria in 41mb on July 20:
from 0600 on  7254.9 AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf Hausa, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-voice-of-nigeria-in-41mb_20.html

NUMBERS STATION   E11 Oblique & R.Romania International on 9610 kHz, July 19:
1910-1920 on  9610 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode E11 Oblique,
at same time  9610 TIG 300 kW / 262 deg to SoEu Spanish AM mode R.Romania Int
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/e11-oblique-rromania-international-on_20.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06 Russian Man in 31mb on July 19:
2000-2004 on  9336 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-s06-russian-man-in-31mb-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   Fair signal of E11 Oblique in 49mb, July 20
0805-0808 on  5737 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/fair-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-49mb-july_20.html

PHILIPPINES   FEBC Radio via IBA vs.FEBA Radio via Bocaue, July 20
0900-0930 on 15450 IBA 100 kW / 330 deg to EaAs Hui zu, very good
0930-1000 on 15450 IBA 100 kW / 330 deg to EaAs Zhuang, very good
0930-1000 on 15450 BOC 100 kW / 245 deg to SEAs Minangkabau, weak
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/febc-radio-via-iba-vsfeba-radio-via.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS Radio City via RADIOCOM Săftica on July 20:
0800-0900 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, weak/fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-irrs-radio-city-via_20.html

RUSSIA   Good signal of GTRK Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio, July 19
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/good-signal-of-gtrk-adygeyaadygeyan_20.html

TAIWAN(non)   Reception of Suab Xaa Moo Zoo/Voice of Hope, July 19
2230-2300 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong, fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-suab-xaa-moo-zoovoice-of.html

U.K.(non)   BBCWS relay Senegal vs.Algeria CAF Football final, July 19
2000-2200 on  5920 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to CEAf English Fri, very good
2000-2200 on  6045 ASC 250 kW / 115 deg to SoAf English Fri, very good
2000-2200 on  7380 MDC 250 kW / 265 deg to SoAf English Fri, very good
2000-2200 on 11725*ASC 125 kW / 085 deg to CEAf English Fri, very good
* from 21UTC 11725 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to Pacific English RNZI co-ch!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/bbcws-relay-senegal-vsalgeria-caf.html

USA   Reception of RAE Argentinien in die Welt via WRMI-01, July 19:
2200-2300 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu German Mon-Fri, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-rae-argentinien-in-die.html

UTILITY   Reception of LZW Varna Radio in 80mb on July 20:
0704&0708 on  3740 USB mode English/Bulgarian, fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-lzw-varna-radio-in-80mb-on_20.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Trans World Radio India via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, July 19
1545-1600 on  6240 TAC 100 kW / 066 deg to CeAs Kazakh, fair to good signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/trans-world-radio-india-via-rrtm_20.html

ZAMBIA   Weak/fair signal of Zambia NBC Radio-1 in 49mb on July 19:
from 2200 on  5915 LUS 100 kW / non-dir to SoAf English/local langs
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/weakfair-signal-of-zambia-nbc-radio-1.html

--

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

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

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

Radio City on air via IRRS, 9510 khz

Radio City 9510, via IRRS/NEXUS, *0800, 20-07, tuning music, id. "This is IRRS in Milano signing on", "Radio City, the station of the cars, Radio Ciudad, la estación de los coches...", English, pop songs, comments. 45444.
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

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

Agenda DX 20/07/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
La Voz de Cali, Colombia 900 Khz (1953)
La Voz Amiga, Colombia 1330 Khz (1938)
La Voz de Galapagos, Ecuador 4800 Khz (1969)
La Voz de la Patria, Colombia 1310 Khz (1936)

venerdì 19 luglio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs July 18-19, 2019

** CHINA. 12190, July 19 at 1225, strong S9-S7 CNR1 jammer with YL narration over music, which leads me to a quick bandscan to 1230 between 10.9 and 15 MHz: widely variant signal levels, the ? ones being JBA carriers: 11825 with mixture; 11785, 11540, 11460, 11440, 11120, 11100, 10960? 12880?, 12950, 13020?, 13070? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Follow-up to my previous report about Oklahoma`s 1320, KCLI Clinton, mentioning that 950 KFSA Fort Smith AR was off air following flooding:

``Formerly silent stations informing the FCC that they are back on the air: 950 KFSA AR Fort Smith – Silent May 26; on the air June 13. (AM Switch, NRC DX News July 23, published July 16, via DXLD)``

Never hear KFSA here anyway, direxional awayward; 950 dominated by KJRG Newton KS when it can slide by local 960 KGWA (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK,  DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1991 contents: Australia, Azores, China, Congo DR, Cuba, Denmark, Europe, India, Japan, Korea North and non, Korea South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Madeira, Mali, Malta, México, North America, Oklahoma and non, Romania, Spain, Sudan South non, Taiwan and non, Tibet, UK, USA, Vatican non, Vietnam non; and the propagation outlook.

Completed by 0006 UT Friday July 19 ready for first airings. However,  I later discovered that Unique Radio is no longer active on Fridays:

WORLD OF RADIO on Unique Radio, Gunnedah NSW --- Current schedule on website shows some changes, notably no broadcasts at all on Fridays, leaving WOR as follows:

Saturday (alternating, 7/20 & 8/3 ---)
1000 on 3210-USB

Monday 
0930 on 5045-USB
1130 on 3210-USB [new]

Tuesday
0800-0900 on 5045 (two episodes)

See https://www.uniqueradio.biz/ for full schedule including International Radio Report and ARDXC`s World at Your Fingertips.

WOR schedule: The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780
0629vUT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [July 20; alt. weeks]
1130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955
1430 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday    WRMI 5850
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 7780
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [NEW]
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

(mp3 stream)    http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.m3u
(mp3 download)  http://www.w4uvh.net/wor1991.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 15810-, July 18 at 1801 (following up previous report), WTWW-3 is still on but now with double audio! Gospel huxter talking, maybe not PPPP, and hymn with lyrix at equal level, so not intended as background, still at 1826. Carrier is wobbling slightly, which is typical, or I might suspect they are axually running two transmitters at once on same frequency. 

15810+, July 19 at 1544, JBA carrier but this one slightly on the plus side, and much2 weaker than 15825 WWCR at S9+10/15, so probably something else, maybe local device, unless maybe WTWW be on exciter only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 730, July 19 at 0558 UT, dominant signal is sports talk in English, string of ESPN promos, including one for ``ESPN Charlotte``,   and at 0600 UT, ``The Game, Charlotte, 730 AM and 97.5 FM``. No call copied but listed as WZGV, CoL Cramerton NC, U1 10000/165/psra 206 and also W248CO, on 97.5. Cramerton is a west=side suburb on the way to Gastonia. So it`s dominant with only 165 watts? Right ---

730 is an intriguing DX frequency, with a couple dozen USA stations but none legally running more than 1000 watts at night, many less than 100 or even less than 10! In fact the only 1 kW is KQPN West Memphis AR. 

Because 730 was a Canadian/Mexican ``clear``. Canada has two 50/50 kW stations in Montreal and Vancouver, and in between 10/5 kW in Manitoba. As for XEX Mexico City, it used to be dominant with 100/100 kW, but suspect it has been downgraded. No sign of it now, at least on my E/W longwire toward NC. Annoying splash from 740 KRMG Tulsa

Also just before ToH, heard mention of an area code 412 phone number, which is Pittsburgh PA --- unless on a network feed, that could correspond to 730 WPIT, U1 5000/24/psra 225 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. KGOU has more about the changes at StarDate:

``Sandy Wood Retires, Billy Henry Becomes Voice of StarDate
By Rebecca Johnson and McDonald Observatory • Jul 16, 2019
https://www.kgou.org/post/sandy-wood-retires-billy-henry-becomes-voice-stardate

StarDate Sandy Wood [portrait]
https://www.kgou.org/sites/kgou/files/styles/x_large/public/201907/Sandy-Wood.jpg

Sandy Wood, the popular and charismatic announcer of the StarDate radio program, is retiring after 28 years on the air. Her final episode will air July 16.

Listen 0:35 Sandy Wood: "Keep looking up."
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kgou/audio/2019/07/Stardate_SandyFarewell_0.mp3

StarDate is the longest running nationally syndicated science program on American radio. Produced by The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory, the program began in 1978. It brings a daily two-minute message of astronomy and skywatching to 2.3 million weekly listeners via more than 300 stations across the country. Wood took over from original announcer Joel Block after the program’s first dozen years.

“Since 1991 I’ve been with you every day, telling you about the wonders of the universe,” she says at the end of the July 16 episode. “Recent health problems, though, have left me unable to continue, so this is my final episode. My thanks for all of the support from our StarDate audience — the best in the universe!”

StarDate producer Damond Benningfield has worked with Wood since her original audition. “This really breaks my heart,” Benningfield says. “Not only is she an amazing announcer, she’s one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I’ve ever known. She’s also a hoot, so our recording sessions are probably going to be a lot duller without her.”

Wood’s first broadcast aired September 16, 1991, and she recorded a total of 10,166 episodes. She also recorded several podcasts for McDonald Observatory projects, and she narrated videos that play at the observatory’s Frank N. Bash Visitors Center and other venues at the Fort Davis campus, as well as on various web sites.

“I very much appreciate Sandy Wood’s dedicated service to McDonald Observatory. Her enthusiastic and consistent delivery of astronomy news for StarDate has built a large and committed audience of astronomy enthusiasts,” said McDonald Director Taft Armandroff. “As I travel the country and speak with fans of astronomy and The University of Texas, there are always questions and good wishes for Sandy Wood and StarDate.”

Wood has been a broadcaster since the 1960s, serving as a radio DJ and talk-show host, and voicing programs and commercials for local, regional, and national clients, including NASA.

Billy Henry [portrait]

Voice talent Billy Henry will be taking over for Sandy Wood beginning July 17, 2019. Billy is no stranger to public radio, serving as the voice for Brain Stories and going on to record hundreds of voiceovers for TV, radio and film including Texas Tourism, Schlotzky’s, Southwest Airlines, NASCAR, Guitar Center, Dell, AMD, Velocity Credit Union, the IMAX film, Texas: The Big Picture, and many more.

Henry is involved in many creative fields. In addition to doing voice work, he is a composer, musician, teacher, sound designer, and “maker of things,” including musical instruments.

He has written hundreds of pieces of music for clients , movie scores, and music for theater and dance productions and toured the world with The Court Yard Hounds and the Dixie Chicks. He teaches at Texas State University in San Marcos and has taught at UT-Austin as well.

“While I might not be able to stick it out for 28 years like Sandy did, I’m looking forward to telling you about the universe for a long time to come,” says Henry in an audio introduction recorded for StarDate’s many affiliate radio stations.

Billy Henry’s warm voice and conversational delivery style will continue the StarDate tone established by Sandy Wood during her tenure with the program`` (via KGOU Newsletter July 18 via DXLD)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1670, July 19 at 0621 UT, very poor signal mentions ``1530 AM``. Usual 1670 here of the only four Unitedstatesians is WOZN Madison WI. I can`t find any group relation to a 1530 station, nor for the other three 1670s, one of which is Spanish anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2750, July 19 at 1216 UT, weak carrier fading; not even 2850 North Korea is audible. Not a spot for local mixtures. If a MW harmonic, it could only be 5 x 550, where KFRM KS dominates daytimes here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1716 UT July 19

Media & Tech - 19/07/2019

SWLDXBulgaria News July 18-19

FRANCE(non)   Manara Radio International via TDF Issoudun, July 19:
0700-0800 on 13840 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/manara-radio-international-via-tdf_19.html

GERMANY(non)   Dandal Kura Radio International via MBR Issoudun, July 18
1800-1900 on 11830 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/dandal-kura-radio-international-via-mbr_19.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting BVB in 31mb via MBR Nauen on July 19:
0501-0516 on  9735 NAU 250 kW / 120 deg to N/ME Arabic/English Fri, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/bible-voice-broadcasting-bvb-in-31mb.html

GERMANY(non)   Dandal Kura Radio International via MBR Nauen, July 19
0700-0800 on 13590 NAU 125 kW / 185 deg to CeAf Kanuri, fair to good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/dandal-kura-radio-international-via-mbr_45.html

GUAM   KTWR Asia & FEBA Radio India in DRM mode eff.from July 7:
1026-1056 on 11995 TWR 050 kW / 165 deg to AUS  English Tue KTWR
1026-1056 on 11995 TWR 050 kW / 315 deg to EaAs English Wed KTWR
1026-1056 on 11995 TWR 050 kW / 345 deg to EaAs English Thu KTWR
1215-1245 on 11580 TRM 100 kW / 285 deg to SoAs English Mon FEBA
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/ktwr-asia-feba-radio-india-in-drm-mode.html

GUINEA/SAUDI ARABIA   Radio Guinée Conakry and BSKSA GS on 9650 kHz July 19
from 0808 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French Radio Guinée Conakry
from 0850 on  9650 RIY 100 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic BSKSA General Service
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/radio-guinee-conakry-and-bsksa-gs-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 25mb, July 19
0600-0603 on 11559 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-25mb-july_19.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on July 19
0640-0646 on  9655 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-31mb_19.html

NUMBERS STATION   Weak signal of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 in 31mb, July 19:
0655-0750 on  9330 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri &
at same time  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 057 deg to WeEu English WBCQ-6/WLC is off
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/weak-signal-of-cuban-spy-numbers-hm01.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 19mb, July 19
0745-0748 on 15720 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-19mb-july_19.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 40mHAM, July 19
0900-0906 on  6844 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good:
0910-0916 on  7161 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/numbers-station-reception-of-s06s.html

PALAU   Reception of T8WH Angel 3 World Harvest Radio Int on July 19
from 0800 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English, fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-t8wh-angel-3-world-harvest_19.html

SRI LANKA   Very good signal of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, July 18
1630-1830 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM
1700-1800 on 11835 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Tamil Thendral FM
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/very-good-signal-of-sri-lanka.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet on July 19
1230-1235 NF  9896 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9899
1235-1242 on  9886 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan unchange
1242-1300 on  9876 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan unchange
1300-1306 NF  9899 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9886
1306-1312 on  9886 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan unchange
1312-1332 NF  9876 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9886
1330-1336 NF  9886 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9896
1332-1400 on  9826 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan unchange
1336-1400 on  9876 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan unchange
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/frequency-changes-of-voice-of-tibet.html

THAILAND   HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service in 16mb, July 19
0530-0600 on 17640 UDO 250 kW / 324 deg to WeEu English, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-hsk9-radio-thailand-world_19.html

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey in Turkish on very odd frequency 11675.7 kHz, July 19
0600-1157 on 11675.7 EMR 500 kW / 150 deg to WeAs Turkish, instead of nominal.
0600-1257 on 13635.0 EMR 500 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Turkish - 13635.7 on Jyly 18
Something`s always wrong at TRT Voice of Turkey Emerler transmitting station!!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/voice-of-turkey-in-turkish-on-odd_19.html

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey in Russian on very odd frequency 11965.7 kHz, July 19
1300-1355 on 11965.7 EMR 500 kW / 020 deg to EaEu Russian, instead of nominal!
Something`s always wrong at TRT Voice of Turkey Emerler transmitting station!!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/voice-of-turkey-in-russian-on-odd.html

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey in Persian on very odd frequency 9765.7 kHz, July 19:
1500-1555 on  9765.7 EMR 250 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Persian, instead of nominal!
Something`s always wrong at TRT Voice of Turkey Emerler transmitting station!!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/voice-of-turkey-in-persian-on-odd_19.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman via ENC-DMS Grigoriopol on July 18
1730-1800 on  7580 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/radio-ranginkaman-via-enc-dms.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ndarason International via ENC-DMS Woofferton, July 18
1900-2100 on 12050 WOF 250 kW / 152 deg to WeAf Kanuri, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/radio-ndarason-international-via-enc_19.html

U.K.(non)   Additional 4 frequencies of BBC WS for July 19:
2000-2200 on  5920 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to CEAf English Fri
2000-2200 on  6045 ASC 250 kW / 115 deg to SoAf English Fri
2000-2200 on  7380 MDC 250 kW / 265 deg to SoAf English Fri
2000-2200 on 11725 ASC 125 kW / 085 deg to CEAf English Fri
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/additional-four-frequencies-of-bbc.html

U.K.(non)   Additional broadcast of Radio Ranginkaman or other new via Grigoriopol
1630-1700 on  7535 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Radio Rainbow from July 26
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/additional-broadcast-of-rrainbow-or.html

USA   New frequency of WBCQ The Planet, registered in A19 HFCC Database on July 18
0000-2400 on  6160vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English WBCQ-3, probably replacing
0000-2400 on  9330vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English WBCQ-3 Brother HySTAIRical
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/new-frequency-of-wbcq-registered-in.html

USA   Good signal of World Harvest Radio International Angel 2, July 19
0430-0600 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Daily, except:
0500-0515 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu French language on Fri
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/good-signal-of-world-harvest-radio_19.html

USA(non)   Reception of Radio Farda via Lampertheim & Kuwait, July 19
till 0630 on  9370 LAM 100 kW / 104 deg to WeAs Persian, very good signal
from 0630 on  9370 KWT 250 kW / 058 deg to WeAs Persian, fair/good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/reception-of-radio-farda-via.html


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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

The K7RA Solar Update

Very low solar activity continues. Over the past week, average daily solar flux changed insignificantly from 67.1 to 67. There were no sunspots.

Average daily planetary A index changed from 8.4 to 5.9, while mid-latitude A index changed from 8.6 to 6.7. Conditions remain quiet.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on July 19-26, and 67 on July 27 to September 1.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on July 19-22, 8 on July 23, 5 on July 24-27, 8 on July 28, 5 on July 29 through August 3, then 8, 15, 15 and 8 on August 4-7, 5 on August 8-10, then 10, 12 and 8 on August 11-13, 5 on August 14-23, 8 on August 24, 5 on August 25-30, then 8 and 15 on August 31 through September 1.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period July 19 until August 14, 2019 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH of the Czech Propagation Interest Group.

Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on July 19, 24-25, August 2-3, 8, 13-14
Quiet to unsettled on July 26-27, 29-31, August 1, 4, 9
Quiet to active on July 20-23, August 7, 10-12
Unsettled to active on July 28, August 5-6
No active to disturbed days are predicted.

Solar wind will intensify on August (2-3,) 7-8, (9-14)

Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.

On July 17 spaceweather.com  reported a coronal hole spewing a stream of solar wind, with arrival expected to cause minor geomagnetic upset around July 19-20.

They also reported that so far in this calendar year 64% of all days were without sunspots. Last year the total number of spotless days was 61%, 28% in 2017, 9% in 2016, and zero days were spotless in 2011-2015, except for 2 days in 2011 and 1 day in 2014.

On Saturday morning, July 13, Charles Brown, N4SO, of Grand Bay, Alabama reported, “I was on 24.915 MHz using the FT8 digital mode. My output power was 15 W and I was testing a new antenna.

“I worked K1HZ (Texas), W6SR (California), K0TW (Arizona), K0COL (Colorado), KF7F (Utah),
TG9AKH (Guatemala), and K0JJ (Oregon). I saw other DX, but no contacts.

“The 12 meter band opened today (Saturday) with only three stations calling CQ: W2SKI (Virginia), XE2YWB (Zacatecas, NW of Mexico City) and VE2GCE (Quebec).”

Richard Zabrodski, VE6GK, wrote, “It has been almost 50 years since my first contact and I still love learning about and following the sunspot cycles.”

Tamitha Skov, WX6SWW, posted this video on July 12: https://youtu.be/ooJy5zmqV08

Also, on July 12, Joe Lewis, KD4SR, reported (in a message titled “Don’t forget Sporadic-E!”), “Yesterday I worked Puerto Rico, Haiti, Canada and many others from Central Florida on 6 meters with 100 W and FT8. Japan was worked by others.  Europe, Africa, and all over North and South America have been heard regularly on 6 almost. I am just using a G5RV and ground plane antennas.  Summer is Es season!”

Jeff Hartley, N8II, wrote, "The day before the IARU HF Championship, 10 meters opened fairly well to Europe; at around 2016Z I turned on the radio to find EA4ZK on 10 CW with a S6-8 signal and I made an easy contact. This was followed by CW contacts with Belgium, Germany, Oliver, France, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Aruba and  Barbados. I switched to SSB and worked EC1KR in Spain and F4FPG. The last European contact was with OK1CF at 2217Z.

“Chores prevented any activity in the contest on the 13th until 1910Z when I found EI7M, Ireland, on 10-meter CW. The band was also wide open to New England, New York and Florida. Thanks to the many IARU member headquarters stations being on all bands whenever open, I managed quite a few European contacts.

“On CW, The IARU HQ stations in France, England, and later Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovenia were worked along with stations in Germany, Croatia, Belgium, Hungary, and England.

“On SSB at 1932Z I quickly worked six HQ stations in Croatia, France, Serbia, Italy, and Switzerland, and then later adding Germany. It was disappointing that there was almost no non-HQ activity on SSB.

“The propagation highlight was hearing 4Z7ZZ in Israel with a strong signal calling IO8HQ in Italy; that is huge number of Sporadic E hops! PX2A in Brazil was also logged at 1916Z.

“On 15 meters, the European stations were more numerous as were many USA stations in all parts of the country. There was some propagation to all of South America, and Hawaii was good copy via mostly Sporadic E, I would guess.

“By the time I managed to get some time on 20 meters, the E-skip to Europe was largely gone, but many European HQ stations were still active with good signals. Late in the evening past 0300Z, I was called by ZL2BAQ and ZL4NR in New Zealand, and VK4SP in Queensland, Australia on 20-meter SSB.

“On CW, at around 0300Z, the band was open to ITU zones across Asiatic Russia from Sakhalin Island to the Ural mountains, but activity was low.

“Forty meters was open well to the USA, Canada, and Europe from sunset through 0300Z, but the HQ station count was lower than expected.

“NU1AW, the IARU HQ station in Newington, Connecticut, was very active on all bands. It was easy making CW and SSB contacts 10 and 15 meters, and CW on 20 and 40 meters."

Here is the very latest video from Dr. Tamitha Skov, WX6SWW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzDm-h16L8c

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Sunspot numbers for July 11 through 17, 2019 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0, with a mean of 0. 10.7 cm flux was 67.1, 66.8, 66, 67.2, 67.1, 67.2, and 67.8, with a mean of 67. Estimated planetary A indices were 8, 5, 6, 5, 7, 4, and 6, with a mean of 5.9. Middle latitude A index was 9, 5, 6, 6, 8, 5, and 8, with a mean of 6.7.

Propagation News – 21 July 2019

There is very little to say about HF propagation last week. Conditions were relatively settled, thanks to a respite from solar coronal hole activity, but the HF summer doldrums are still taking their toll. The summer ionosphere is composed mainly of diatomic gases rather than monatomic, and these are harder to ionise. This means maximum useable frequencies are lower during the summer daytime than they are in winter. However, night-time MUFs tend to be higher, with perhaps 14MHz remaining open much later into the evening in summer.

The good news was that station 1A0C, The Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps, was active on HF, which gave DX chasers something to aim for. Sporadic E was the main mode of propagation to the station, which confusingly, is based in Rome and not Malta. And the result was that many hams were able to put 1A0C in their log on many band slots.

NOAA predicts more of the same next week with the solar flux index around 67 and the K-index at two, thanks to a quiet Sun. However, a week is a long time in terms of HF propagation, so there is always the chance we may get a solar coronal hole rotating into view later in the week.

Meanwhile, make the most of the sporadic E season, which is now less active than it was. Es can bring forth propagation on all the HF bands, not just 28MHz, so keep looking and call CQ—you might get a surprise.

VHF and up
Mixed weather at the end of last week, with some weather fronts crossing the country, brought patchy rain and some rain scatter. Thereafter, pressure probably remains low to the north and west of Britain, while a weak ridge remains close to south-east Britain with a chance of tropo, especially across the North Sea and English Channel. By mid-week the pressure pattern has weakened and after some very warm weather, there is a trend for thundery showers to develop—once again good conditions for rain scatter.

Sporadic E continues to show a presence as we move to the latter stages of the season. However, the jet stream pattern looks less active over Europe, although the Atlantic domain offers some activity as the jet stream buckles to provides options for paths to the United States.

Moon declination goes positive on Tuesday and we are past apogee now, so EME conditions will improve throughout the week with lengthening Moon windows, lower losses and increased moon elevation.

Again there are no major meteor showers this week, but the Piscis Austrinids on the 28th is a small one and just above the horizon in the UK, so continue to look for best DX opportunities via random meteors around dawn.

Shortwave Radiogram, 18-21 July 2019

I'm late again with this weekly email. After producing Shortwave Radiogram on Thursday, I sometimes don't have the time - or energy - to produce this email until the next day. I will try to get back on schedule next week.

This weekend's show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with nine images.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 109, 18-21 July 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:42  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:49  Planting trees can buy time to fight climate change*
 9:18  MFSK64: Apollo 11 needed world participation*
15:28  This week's images*
28:17  MFSK32: Closing announcements


* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net


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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Thursday 2330-2400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Friday 1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 15120 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/

“This is a Music Show” is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, 9395 kHz, Thursday 0130-0230 UTC (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/ www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in.

Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom