martedì 31 maggio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs May 29-30, 2016

** MADAGASCAR. 9480, May 30 at 0408 check, MWV/APR in English is VG, S9+20, which is normal for this non-North-American service failing to stop at the west coast of Africa; gospel-huxtering about something even worse than being a non-believer. How could that be?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday May 30 at 1845 check, JBA signal, but WWRB must be on, with presumed R. Munansi clandestine as has been running now for the third weekend. 15825 WWCR is also JBA now, as neither is getting any sporadic-E boost, too close to here for `long skip`. Wolfgang Büschel also reports a ``tiny S6 signal`` via an SDR in Michigan. But, Walt Salmaniw in Victoria BC, not exactly the target area, was getting a ``very respectable signal``. And Mick Delmage says, ``Hi Glenn, Just reading your post about the Ugandan programs airing on WWRB. At 1820 UT Sunday May 29 they are very strong here in Central Alberta. 73`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1827 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 29 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.885-CUSB, fair after usual opening loop of ``WBCQ The Planet`` IDs and ISes. Also confirmed UT Monday May 30 after 0030 on WRMI 7730, good (so its replacement by other stuff last week must have been an anomaly --- or a make-good for some paid program which missed its proper airing). Also confirmed UT Monday May 30 at 0301 on Area 51 webcast and presumably WBCQ 5129.9-AM, which was confirmed on air after 0330 with HRI. WOR also confirmed UT Monday May 30 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 570, UT Monday May 30 at 0541 UT, dominant signal is from WSW/ENE, definitely not SSE/NNW which would be KLIF Dallas --- hardly anything from there. It`s on Fox Sports Radio, and would you believe they are running about 5 minutes straight of FSR promos? Geez, how can anyone listen to that, especially by their super-hype staff announcer, oozing with insincerity? 

Anyhow this is very anomalous as I don`t normally get anything from such an angle at night on 570. Not many stations could it be, either Paducah or Las Cruces, and FSR is the latest known format of KWML Las Cruces NM, 5000/155 watts U1, not WKYX Paducah KY, ``Newstalk 94.3``. Perhaps a pipeline from KWML as it did fade down and out for a while, if not 5 kW day by accident. 0604 UT again audible with more FSR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 690, UT Monday May 30 at 0552 UT, Fox Sports Radio, same as already hearing on 570 KWML --- they keep talking about Oklahoma City, apparently post-some silly ballgame. 0556 UT breaks for Fox ``news`` minute capsule, then a bunch of national PSAs since no advertising has been sold. As 0600 UT approaches, I`m switching back and forth with 570, hoping to catch a local ToH ID; 570 is in a fade at 10 seconds before 0600 UT, so what does 690 say? NOTHING, just dead air where the ID should have been plugged in. And back to more FSR. 

From the outset I`ve been sure this is KGGF Coffeyville KS, due to strength and bearing, like we get before local midnight, its normal sign-off time with a patriotic song and Taps, 0500v UT (tho part of the time they leave unmodulated carrier on into the night, or all night?). Own website does not account for this
but does admit to being a Fox ``News`` affiliate. Instead of all the non sports news/talk shows, I suspect they went with FSR due to some sillyballgame concerning Oklahoma City of regional if not local interest. The Bartlesville OK cluster including KWON 1400 were supposedly buying KGGF but no sign of that yet on the KGGF website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, May 30 at 0343, ZBC with music and YL announcement, S9+10 and modulation seems good unlike some other reports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2319 UT May 30

Agenda DX 31/05/2016

Radio Bahìa Blanca, Argentina 840 Khz (1930)
Radio America, Brasile 750 Khz (1955)
WMDD, Puerto Rico 1480 Khz (1947)
KHOW, Colorado 630 Khz (1922)

lunedì 30 maggio 2016

Log utility Bruno Casula

5.071,00  ..... - ..... - [...] QPSK/USB 25-mag-16 0435 N-D
5.212,00  ..... BS0010A ..... - [CS-RS NET] ALE/USB 27-mag-16 0702 CLG "CS002A"
5.744,00  ..... - ..... - [...] MIL-STD 188-110A/S8/USB 24-mag-16 0559 TFC KRY SIMPLEX  'VVV]] ..... VVV' (BC)
5.757,60  ..... - ..... - [...] SIEMENS CHP-200 250/170 24-mag-16 0545 N-D
6.239,00  ..... - ..... - [...] J3E/USB 25-mag-16 0700 TFC FRA (ARAB ACCENT) SIMPLEX  (BC)
6.251,00  ..... - ..... - [...] J3E/USB 23-mag-16 0728 TFC FRA (ARAB ACC) SIMPLEX (BC)
6.268,00  ..... - ..... - [...] FEC 100/170 25-mag-16 0500 IDLE IDLE FROM 0500 TO 0600  (BC)
6.422,00  ..... RS002A ..... - [CS-RS NET] ALE/USB 24-mag-16 0924 CLG "CS002A"
6.540,00  ..... - ..... - [...] J3E/USB 25-mag-16 0748 TFC ARA/FRA SIMPLEX (BC)
6.699,00  ..... - ..... - [...] FSK 300/1000 26-mag-16 1455 N-D
6.904,00  ..... 257 ..... - INTEL CW 23-mag-16 1845 GR(N) TTT TTT AT END (BC)
6.958,00  ..... - ..... - [...] ALIS 23-mag-16 0626 CLG "349" 0632 CLG "349" (BC)
7.501,00  ..... 9FKD ..... - [...] CW 25-mag-16 0717 DE
7.622,00  ..... BS007A ..... - [CS-RS NET] ALE/USB 25-mag-16 0800 CLG "CS002"
7.622,00  ..... RS0014A ..... - [CS-RS NET] ALE/USB 25-mag-16 1013 CLG "CS002B"
7.622,00  ..... RS006A ..... - [CS-RS NET] ALE/USB 25-mag-16 1528 CLG "CS002A"
8.088,00  ..... 417/00 ..... - INTEL J3E/USB 26-mag-16 1730 GR(N) ING 'FOR ONE SIX OBLIT ZERO ZERO' (BC)
8.800,00    - ..... - NAVY STANAG-4285/600L/S5/USB 25-mag-16 0500 SEND KG84 MSGS
8.912,00  K.. EST ..... USA CPB ALE/USB 28-mag-16 0031 CLG "D46"
8.980,00    - ..... - MIL MIL-STD 188-110A/S5/USB 25-mag-16 0812 SEND KG84 MSGS SIMPLEX (BC)
9.106,00  N... NCS004DAT ..... USA SCN ALE/USB 27-mag-16 0558 SOUND
9.343,00    - ..... - MIL LINK-11/USB 24-mag-16 0518 N-D
9.564,85  ..... - ..... - [...] FSK 90/850 24-mag-16 0521 N-D
9.906,00    - ..... - MIL LINK-11/ISB 27-mag-16 0700 N-D
10.200,00  ..... 107 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 23-mag-16 1730 SOUND 1837,1945 SOUND (BC)
10.228,20    - ..... - MIL STANAG-4285/1200L/---/USB 26-mag-16 1535 CRYPTO BROADCAST
10.242,00  ..... 112 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 27-mag-16 2154 CLG "156"
10.242,00  ..... 156 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 27-mag-16 2154 CLG "112"
10.390,00  ..... 111 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 25-mag-16 1856 CLG "125"
10.390,00  ..... 125 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 25-mag-16 1843 CLG "111"
10.592,00  ..... 160 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1836 CLG "804" 1844,1850,1855,1859 CLG "804" (BC)
10.592,00  ..... 804 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1849 CLG "160"
10.804,00  ..... 003NET2 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 27-mag-16 1010 CLG "026NET2"
10.804,00  ..... 006NET2 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 27-mag-16 1012 CLG "026NET2"
10.804,00  ..... 026NET2 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 27-mag-16 1010 CLG "003NET2"
11.494,00  K.. WST ..... USA CPB ALE/USB 28-mag-16 0035 CLG "T6P"
11.565,00  ..... 464 ..... - INTEL H3E/USB 25-mag-16 0530 GR(N) SLA
11.655,00  ..... 427 ..... - INTEL H3E/USB 24-mag-16 0740 GR(N) SLA
12.150,20    - ..... . MIL STANAG-4285/1200L/---/USB 26-mag-16 1552 CRYPTO BROADCAST
12.222,00  K.. EST ..... USA CPB ALE/USB 28-mag-16 0030 CLG "D46"
12.222,00  K.. WST ..... USA CPB ALE/USB 28-mag-16 0035 CLG "T6P"
12.662,90    - ..... - MIL STANAG-4285/600L/---/USB 26-mag-16 1602 CRYPTO BROADCAST
12.761,00    - ..... - MIL STANAG-4285/600L/---/USB 26-mag-16 1608 CRYPTO BROADCAST
13.910,00  ..... - ..... - [...] VFT: FSK 100/150/6CH#/USB 25-mag-16 0536 N-D (13500,0) (BC)
14.353,00  ..... 623 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 23-mag-16 1600 SOUND
14.448,00  ..... 711 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 26-mag-16 1939 CLG "785"
14.448,00  ..... 785 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 26-mag-16 1937 CLG "787"
14.448,00  ..... 786 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 26-mag-16 1952 CLG "785"
14.448,00  ..... 787 ..... - [...] ALE/USB 26-mag-16 1937 CLG "785"
14.457,00  ..... - ..... - [...] MIL-STD 188-110A/S8/USB 25-mag-16 0833 TFC KRY 'VVV]]]]  .... VVV' (BC)
14.582,00  K.. 60B ..... USA [...] ALE/USB 27-mag-16 2208 SOUND
17.930,00  ..... - ..... . [...] J3E/USB 25-mag-16 1505 TFC FRA SIMPLEX (BC)
18.194,00  ..... 215 ..... - INTEL CW 25-mag-16 0731 RPT 215 215 TTT NO TRAFFIC (BC)
18.248,60  KWR92 - ..... - AMB. USA ALE/USB 26-mag-16 1004 CLG KWR91
20.810,60  KFB90 - ..... - AMB. USA ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1516 CLG KWK53
20.810,60  KWK42 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1526 CLG KFB90
20.810,60  KWL27 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1520 CLG KFB90
20.810,60  KWL63 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1530 CLG KFB90
20.810,60  KWP95 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 25-mag-16 1002 CLG KWP96
20.810,60  KWX96 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 25-mag-16 1344 CLG KWX95
24.883,60  KTR67 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 26-mag-16 0900 CLG KWY94
24.883,60  KVX50 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 26-mag-16 0801 CLG KVX53
24.883,60  KVX54 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 26-mag-16 0823 CLG KVX53
24.883,60  KWJ34 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1455 CLG KFB90
24.883,60  KWJ58 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1501 CLG KFB90
24.883,60  KWK20 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1513 CLG KFB90
24.883,60  KWK53 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1558 CLG KFB90
24.883,60  KWR92 - ..... - AMB. USA ALE/USB 26-mag-16 1003 CLG KWR91
24.883,60  KWY51 - ..... - DoS ALE/USB 24-mag-16 1506 CLG KFB90
24.883,60  KWY94 - ..... - AMB. USA ALE/USB 26-mag-16 0900 CLG KTR67

73 Bruno Italy

(via Utilityworld yg)

Log Manuel Méndez

ANGOLA, 4949.7, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, 1937-1950, 28-05, Portuguese, comments. 14321.
ARGENTINA, 15343.72, Radio Nacional, General Pacheco, 1934-1950, 29-05, soccer, live, San Lorenzo de Almagro vs Lanús. 34433.
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0437-0645, 29-05, after various weeks out at this time, today on air with good signal, "Radio Clube", comments: "Campeonato Brasileiro", "Você está na Radio Clube", "Radio Clube do Pará, ondas medias, 690 kHz, onda tropical, 4885 kHz, Radio Clube de Marabá, ondas medias, 770 kHz, Radio Clube de Maracaná, ondas medias, 1550 kHz, emisoras da Rede Amazonía de Radio, Belém, Brasil". 34433.
But 30-05 at same time out of air.
5965, Radio Transmundial, Santa María, 0501-0520, 30-05, Portuguese, religious comments. 14321.
6180, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 0520-0640, 29-05, Brazilian songs, Portuguese, comments, identification: "Radio Nacional da Amazonia", "Boa madrugada Brasil". 34433.
11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2010-2021, 29-05, Portuguese, soccer, live matches "Campeonato Brasileiro". 24322.
11925.2, Radio Bandeiranes, Sao Paulo, 1947-1955, 28-05, Portuguese, comments. 13221.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1808-1820, 25-05, French, news and comments. 14321.
CONGO, REPUBLIC, 5066.4, Radio Tele Capdip, Bunia, 1835-1843, 29-05, Vernacular comments. 14321.
CUBA, 4765, Radio Progreso, La Habana, 0349-0400*, 30-05, Cuban songs, Spanish, comments, identification: "Radio Progreso", anthem and close. 24322.
ECUADOR, 6050, HCJB, Pichincha, 0450-0500*, 29-05, religious songs, anthem, identification: "HCJB", time signals, close. 14321.
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, 0452-0505, 29-05, Spanish, comments, songs. Very weak. 14321.
5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 1805-1820, 29-05, Vernacular comments and East African songs. At 1820 eclipsed by Voice of Iran on same frequency. 24322.
6030, Radio Oromiya, Addis Ababa, 1822-1835, 29-05, Vernacular coments. 24322.
6110, Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 1825-1834, 29-05, Vernacular comments, East African songs. 34433.

FINLAND, 25000, Time Signal Station Mikes, Espoo, 1402-1420, 26-05, time signals, beeps with seconds, silent at second 59. 14321.
6150, Europa 24, Dattlen, 1740-1759*, 28-05, pop music, German, comments, identification: "Europa 24". 24322.
Also 0618-0635, 29-05, German, comments, pop songs, at 0620 identification and news in German "Europa 24". 14321- 24332.
7365, HCJB Germany, Weenermoor, 1922-1938, 29-05, German, religious comments and songs. // 3995. 23322.
GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0503-0515, 29-05, religious songs and comments. English. 14321.
LIBERIA, 6050, ELWA Radio, Monrovia, *0525-0535, 29-05, tuning music, at 0528 identification: "Elwa Radio...", English, religious comments. 14321.
MADAGASCAR, 9480, Madagascar World Voice, 0445-04458*, 30-05, English, religious comments and songs. 24322.
MALI, 9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, 1745-1800*, 29-05, French, Vernacular, comments. 13321.
MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0445-0500*, 29-05, songs, identification: "Radio Educación presentó...", comments, Spanish. Interference from Radio Nacional da Amazonia on 6180. 13221.

NIGERIA, 7255, Voice of Nigeria, Ikorodu, 1822-1838, 23-05, English, comments, mentioned "Nigeria". At 1838 strong interference from Vatican Radio on 7250. 14321.
Also 0602-0610, 29-05, Hausa, comments.
Also heard 1810-1835, 29-05, English, identification: "This is The Voice of Nigeria", a las 1828 news in brief, "African Service", "This program comes to you from The Vocie of Nigeria". 34433.
SOMALIA, 7120, Radio Hargeisa, Hargeisa, 1833-1839, 29-05, Vernacular comments, ham interference. 13321.

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Reinante
Tecsun PL-880, Sony ICF SW 7600G

Cable antenna, 8 meters

Logs Cristian Mocanu, May 22nd

Here are some logs from a week ago (sorry for the delay). All were made on May 22, 2016 with a Tecsun PL600 and its own telescopic antenna. QTH: Deva, Romania.

5950 kHz 19:57 V.o. Tigray Revolution ETH Tigrinya, tx, mx 35333
6025 kHz 16:33 PBS Xizang, Lhasa – Baiding, CHN E, about Tibetan traditional music, 45534
6030 kHz 16:50 Radio Oromiya ETH, Oromo tx by YL 33533
6060  kHz  20:32 Radio Nord Revival, Sala, SWE, E – SW, tx, oldies 35523
6090 kHz  16:56Shiokaze, Korean tx by YL, soft mx 33543 QRN: R. Amhara
6110 kHz 16:59 Radio Fana, Gedja, ETH, Amharic, mx, ID 45534
7205 kHz 17:06 Radio Sudan, Al Aitahab, SDN A mx, tx 33530
9425 kHz 17:39 V.O. Korea, Kujang, R, hectic tx by YL 35533
9730 kHz 17:48 V.O. Vietnam, Hanoi, VTN, Vietn, ann., mx 45333
9740 kHz 17:50 KBS World Radio, Kimjae, Korean studio tx 55444
9800 kHz 17:52 Radio Cairo, Abis, Turkish tx, usual bad modulation 35533
11735 kHz 18:06 Zanzibar BC, Dole, E, about health issues 45544
15415 kHz 21:30 R. Australia, Shepparton, E about Solomon Islands 35433

73-s, Cristian

Agenda DX 30/05/2016

Radio XL, Gran Bretagna 1296 Khz (1995)
KMON, Montana 560 Khz (1948)
Radio Nacional do Brasilia 980 Khz (1958)
WMID, New Yersey 1340 Khz (1947)
La Voz de Bogotà, Colombia 890 Khz (1930)

Festa dell'Indipendenza in Croazia

domenica 29 maggio 2016

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria logs May 29

CUBA   Reception of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 on May 29
0555-0650 on 10345 secret/hidden site (Bejucal) Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0655-0750 on  9330 secret/hidden site (Bejucal) Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri

FRANCE   Good signal of Radio France International, May 29:
1600-1700 on 15670 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Hausa from May 29 till Sep.3
1600-1700 on 17615 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Hausa till May 28&from Sep.4

FRANCE(non)   Radio Voice of Independent Oromia via TDF, May 22
1600-1630 on 17860 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afar Oromo Sun.
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

FRANCE(non)   Radio Front for Independence via TDF, May 29
1730-1800 on 17765 ISS 150 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Afar Oromo Sun
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

FRANCE(non)   Registered frequency of Malagasy Global Business S.A., Madagascar:
1800-1900 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf Rundi/Swahili/French from June 1

GERMANY   Reception of Deutscher Wetterdienst on May 29
from 0615 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German CUSB

GERMANY/ARMENIA   Radio Menschen & Geschichten via Nauen and Yerevan, May 29
0800-0900 on  6045 NAU 100 kW / 233 deg to WeEu German last Sun of the month
1300-1400 on 17760 ERV 100 kW / 305 deg to WeEu German last Sun of the month

GERMANY(non)   Strong signal of Adventist World Radio via MBR, May 29:
0900-1000 on  9790 NAU 100 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun, Studio DX

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR, May 29:
1700-1800 on 17630 ISS 100 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Amharic Sun
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on May 29:
0600-0702 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 and off
0600-0702 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1 and off

KURDISTAN(non)   No signal of Denge Kurdistan via Grioriopol, May 29:
0500-0530 on 11600 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish on the air
0530-1230 on 11600 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish, no signal
1230-1300 on 11600 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish on the air

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS European Gospel Radio via SPL Secretbrod, May 29
0930-1200 on  9510 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sun

SECRETLAND(non)   Radio Santec, The Cosmic Wave via SPL Secretbrod, May 29
1500-1530 on 15190 SCB 050 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English/German Sunday only

SOUTH AFRICA   Weak signal of South African Radio League, May 29
0800-0900 on 17660 MEY 250 kW / 019 deg to EaAf English Sun only

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de España on all frequencies, May 29:
from 1355 on 15500 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Sat/Sun, srtong
from 1355 on 17715 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun, good
from 1355 on 17855 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Sat/Sun, fair
from 1355 on 21620 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun, poor

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Weak signal of Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok via RED Telecom
1130-1200 on 17860 TAC 100 kW / 122 deg to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun, May 29

Ivo Ivanov

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

Glenn Hauser logs May 29, 2016

** BRAZIL. 11925.236, May 29 at 0553, JBM carrier at S5, no doubt R. Bandeirantes habitually off-frequency+plus. Note it is not spelt: ``Bandierantes`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, May 29 at 0548, sounds like Greek Orthodox chanting, and since it`s Sunday morning, appears ERT has resumed this religious service violating Separation of Church and State, but really nice music. This is S7, and // 9420 is only S5, and not on 11645, which is sometimes in use instead of 9935 by this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9945.0-CW, May 29 at 1200, marker VVV VVV VVV P5O over and over. First thought is North Korea with that callsign; must be something new, as I tune across 9945 every day and haven`t heard this or any CW before. At 1201 goes to dits and then traffic, too fast for me to copy, but seems to entail a lot of numbers, altho not exclusively numbers. Note this V marker does not send a DE before the callsign, unusual. That`s papa-figure five-oscar.

Later I research this on the UDXF yg, and find several logs of P5O, but not yet on this frequency: 18980, 12235/12236, 6365. Logs go back to 2006y and it was soon identified as not NK, but a tactical call instead from 7CB, the Indonesian Navy, Belewan/Belawan. HFCC, EiBi and Aoki all show not a single broadcaster anywhen on 9945, so it all worx out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15240, Sunday May 29 at 1541, WWRB is not on yet. 1605 recheck it is on, but dead air on strong signal. Off to a great start. Presumably Ugandan clandestine Radio Munansi will air again at 17-19 UT, with something else filling until then, perhaps even modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15720, Sunday May 29 at 1410, S9+10, WHRI is on with Indy 500 stuff, but no race yet; plenty of commercials, retrospectives. 1605 recheck, now some guy is soloing the Star Spangled Banner, so inspiring that the crowd cheers and applauds before he can even finish it, how rude! Capped by the roar of a flyover by navy planes, not ground-based vehicles, off-topic! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 9680, May 29 at 1400, JBA carrier after the ChiCom jammers go off, much like yesterday, presumed Voice of Hope, Africa, as scheduled, Sat/Sun 12-17 UT. However, Bill Bingham, South Africa was not hearing it today at 1158-1234, nor at 1426 recheck, presumed off the air. Maybe it was intermittent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1623 UT May 29

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Studio DX 674 - 29/05/2016

Log Roberto Pavanello

   945 25/5 22.20 Smooth R. - Bexhill EE MX suff.
  1224 23/5 20.58 COPE - Lleida Catalano ID e pubblicità locale buono
  1368 24/5 22.40 R. Challanger - Villa Estense IT predica buono
  1584 23/5 21.20 R. Studio X - Momigno IT ID e MX buono
  1593 23/5 21.25  R. Bretagne 5 - Quessoy FF MX buono
  3915 28/5 22.20 BBC - Singapore EE NX buono
  4885 28/5 22.25 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP NX suff.
  4950 28/5 22.30 R. Nac. Angola - Luanda PP MX suff.
  6070 22/5 10.00 R. Bclnews -  IT Studio DX by Roberto Scaglione suff.
  6205 28/5 22.40 Coast FM - Tenerife EE ID e MX buono
  6305 28/5 22.45 R. Marabu -   Tedesco ID e MX buono
  9665 28/5 22.35 Voz Missionaria - Camboriu PP predica buono
11735 28/5 17.50 Zanzibar BC - Swahili NX buono
11780 22/5 22.45 R. Nac. Amazonas - Brasilia PP calcio buono
15000 28/5 17.45 BPM - Lintong Cinese ID e pip pip buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Ascolti AM Treviso 29 maggio

6090  29/05  0501 Caribbean Beacon, Anguilla  Px QRM R. Nigeria E 22522
6100  29/05  0503 Radio Habana Cuba, Bauta Px E 25533
6180  29/05  0504 Rádio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia Mx Info P 25522
7365  29/05  0506 HCJB Deutschland, Weenermoor Px rel. QRM R. Martì D 22533
7515  29/05  0507 WEWN Catholic R., Birmingham Px rel. Es 15522
7730  29/05  0509 WRMI-Brother Stair, Okeechobee Px rel. E 14522
9395  29/05  0514 WRMI -TruNews , Okeechobee Px E 35533
9420  29/05  0516 Voice of Greece, Avilis Px Gr 55555        
9790  29/05  900 AWR Europe, Nauen Px "RVS Magazine - Studio DX 674" It 55555
15160 29/05 901 KBS World Radio, Kimjae Info ID Px K 35433

73 da N. Marabello
QTH  Treviso, Italia
Ant.: esterna VHF orizzontale 230° 

Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855, May 29 at 0123, 0130, 0134 chex, NO signal from R. Tirana, unlike last night when they tried several times to keep the transmitter on air and modulate it. UT Monday is silent, so not until UT Tuesday will we know whether it`s fixed --- unless we check other daily scheduled broadcasts from same single transmitter, such as 23-24 UT Albanian on 9855 too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [non]. 11764.7, May 28 at 0535 check and May 29 at 0105, no signals from SRDA Curitiba. It`s been off for some weeks, but since I never wanted to log it when it was on, didn`t note immediately when it vanished from its way-off frequency. Last log I find of it was April 7 by Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** JAPAN [non]. 13840, May 28 at 0535, NHK World Radio Japon in French is S9 here via MADAGASCAR, and running about 7 syllables behind // 11730 which is slightly stronger on the meter, S9+10; it`s via FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, May 29 at 0122, hard rock, S7 vs noise peaks to S9; 0130 ID as Radio Free, Whatever. *Many* more logs:

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.4-USB, May 29 at 0134, hard rock at about S9, hard to tune but sounds ``best`` this far below 6925.0, cuts off at 0137*. A few other unID logs of it:

** PERU. 5980, May 29 at 0048, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, and I monitor continuously from 0056, to find it does cut off earlier than expected, 8.5 seconds before 0100! = 0059:51.5*. So the ~6 second/24 hour slippage should proceed from there for a while.

[non] BTW, as I am setting up for this by tuning USB below 5980.00 in 0.1 kHz steps on the NRD-545, to get the best pitch to hear it cut off, I find myself playing ``Taps`` in honor of Memorial Day. It seems the four notes making up Taps are 100 Hz apart, and it sounds right in tune, as I step up and down between 5979.8 and 5979.5. Of course this can be done by stepping against any carrier, preferably JBA or unmodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 29 at *0114:13.5, carrier on from SLBC, and prélude starts 0114:46.5, but can`t hear any mis-timesignal a semi-minute later; skipped, or just too weak? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 13800, May 28 until 0527*, R. Dabanga with good signal via MADAGASCAR until it cuts off, leaving a trace of Nauen, GERMANY, whence the final semihour now emanates per HFCC; why change? May well be the same MAD transmitter which then takes up Japan on 13840, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. Clandestine via WWRB identified: See U S A: WWRB

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1827 monitoring: confirmed Sat May 28 after 2230 on WBCQ, 9329.9-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Sun May 29 starting at 0323 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, poor in noise level. Next:
Sun 0830   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [apparently canceled; not last week]
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 15240, Sat May 28 at 1522, start checking for the weekend-only African service of WWRB which could start as early as 1500, but not really yet. Next check at 1612 it`s on with African music, good signal and a song mentioning Uganda, but no announcements, no monolog from Dave, just segués to more songs at 1616, 1627, 1632.5. 

I try again at 1656, only to hear the music cutting off and on at the rate of about twice per second, bad feed. 1658.5 stops to dead air; 1659.2 different music and WWRB YL canned ID; 1700:18 intro music to mystery Ugandan clandestine, like heard last week, and 1701 national(?) anthem, Uganda song. 1705.6 starts talking about Uganda in probable Luganda language, never any English.

At the outset, 1612, I compared 15240 to neighbor 15825 WWCR, and found the latter much weaker, in fact JBA! Still so at 1700, while WWCR 13845 was fair, and 12160 very good. Last check at 1817, WWRB has weakened and WWCR has strengthened, more or less even now. Perhaps due to the vagaries of a wandering sporadic E patch, and there had been some typically deep fades. 

As for its success, I asked Bill Bingham in South Africa if he could hear it, and checking during the hour after 1800 today, not at all, not even a carrier. WWRB frequency slightly on lo side but I don`t get around to measuring it; After last Saturday`s broadcast Wolfgang Büschel commented:

``WWRB on exact 15239.976 kHz at 18-19 UT on May 21. Facts: WWRB Morrison TN, Tennessee USA, distance TN to Uganda 12,700 kilometers,
very long distance for 100 kW power, but no curtain antennas of 20dB gain registered yet, only log-periodic antenna there
805 LPH 18/36.5/32.2/16.7/1.4/13.2/200
and rhombic long-range antenna of
902 RH 155/68/40
and bad adjacent channel selection, covered by 500 kW powerhouse from TDF Issoudun to similar target ERI/ETH Horn of Africa.``

Still no word from Dave about the identity of his Ugandan program despite repeated requests; nor anything on the WWRB website about it, tho the frequency has been corrected from 9370 to 15240. Should be another airing on Sunday.

So I do some more searching, starting with the tentative name I copied before, Monasi --- and fortunately, Google asks, ``did you mean Radio Munansi``? I sure did! Here`s its website:

From recent news items, it`s obviously anti-Museveni, and anti-Hima and Tutsi clan. Contact address: 7035 Laurel Cyn Blvd # 15333,
North Hollywood, CA 91615 [Cyn = Canyon].

Don`t see anything about SW broadcasts, but they do have podcasts. Here`s About-Us:

``Radio Munansi is a community radio station that seek to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals, groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or under-represented by the current Ugandan government.

Radio Munansi advocates for peace, social and environmental justice through independent media and programming neglected by the mainstream. We embrace diversity, tolerance of others` opinions and freedom of expression. Radio Munansi celebrates and promotes the creative, cultural and political vitality of the local community.``

I sent them this on their contact webform:

``I have been hearing your broadcasts via WWRB in Tennessee, two weeks ago on 9370, last week and this week (Sat/Sun) on 15240 kHz shortwave. I`m in Oklahoma where the signal is good enough, but I wonder if you have had any response from Uganda yet? I don`t understand your language, of course, but enjoy the music, and am interested in your mission. Do you ever broadcast any segments in English? If so I haven`t caught them.

Best wishes

Glenn Hauser
World of Radio
P O Box 1684
Enid OK 73702 USA``

Munansi? Sounds familiar. Yes, it was part of Radio Lead Africa programming, as in DXLD 16-12:

``UGANDA [non]. Here's a stream of Radio Lead Africa:
A reason for not hearing IDs might be that they broadcast material of other stations. Titles of the musical pieces/programmes are displayed next to the stream, at the moment: "Dr Kiyingi's Q&A on Radio Munansi, October 20th 2015 - YouTube". No English heard here. 73 (thorsten hallmann, March 17, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Thank you Thorsten for the update! A reminder that Friday (UT), from about 0255 to 0359, Radio Lead Africa will again be on 5910. The good news is that I have noted this week that Colombia (5910+) now routinely signs off just before 0300, so RLAM should have QRM-free reception. BTW - Radio Munansi's contact info is North Hollywood, CA (Ron Howard, California, dxldyg via WORLD OF RADIO 1818, DXLD)``

We think that R. Lead Africa is no longer on the air, itself, but the South African site would certainly serve Uganda better than Morrison! 

5050, UT Sunday May 29 at 0040, WWRB is on, nominally only weekend evenings now, lo-fi gospel huxter audio breaking up, on S9+25 signal; 0127 gospel huxter outro as 
in Covington, Georgia, phone 770-784-0703, ``till next week at same time --- shalom!``. But then at 0130 another --- or same Yahwah show re-starts, evidently by mistake, as cut at 0131.5 to WWRB YL canned ID, and 0132 ``Wonderful Words of Life`` theme for Word of Life broadcast as heard one week ago.

Yes, it`s YAHWAH, not YAHWEH! -- take that, you EJOMites at WMLK! Above website confirmed, with nothing about WWRB or any SW broadcasts; seems they have 40 videos available which say it all.

Speaking of WMLK, Richard Langley, NB reported on May 26 in reply to my previous non-log of them on 9275: ``The last posting on their Facebook page, dated 3 May, says: "During the high stress testing some of the components failed! This type of testing will determine the strength, the veracity of all components being tested." I guess they are now waiting for parts`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 15720, Sat May 28, since I`m checking up on 15240 WWRB, I also keep trying 15720 for WHRI, which has registered this frequency for three days only, May 27-28-29, 14-20 UT, 250 kW at 315 degrees. This obviously coincides with the Indy 500 carace on Sunday, but nothing heard today at 1522, 1612, 1700, 1817. Others did report some carace on Friday. WHRI, HQ in South Bend, always broadcasts these things, and we did catch something earlier this month. As if they had anything to do with gospel-huxtering. How many racers, assistants, or spectators in the stands will be killed or maimed this year? What a stupid ``sport``, accomplishing nothing except endangerment by going round and round in ovals, and not really getting anywhere ASAP.

7385, May 29 at 0029 as I tune across WHRI during a break, they ask for 1 IRC in order to send out a program schedule. IRCs are being phased out, don`t they know? Lotsa luck in redeeming any they get (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, May 29 at 0103, tuning across WRMI, I double take as it sounds like Dead Gene Scott, but whew, not // 6090 where PMS is pontificating. WRMI sked shows Harvest Time at 0100-0115 UT Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** VIRGIN ISLANDS BRITISH. 14193-USB, May 29 at 0112, contester calling QRZ without bothering to mention his own call! But making many contacts with US stations. I tuned here after hearing a pileup on 14198-USB, where they don`t give his call either, just their own! Eventually the DX station does give call VP2VAZ, and says listening 5-up. Immediately, W4GBB calls him on 14193 and does so repeatedly, despite some other hams saying ``5 up``. An AC9 doesn`t get the message either. 0120, a fuller ID as VP2VAZ, on Tortula, BVI, and also gives QSL manager which I don`t copy. Has a German accent, and even makes some contacts in German. shows he is Reiner [sic] Lies, and QSL: 
which leads to a ham of the same spelling, in 38239 Salzgitter, Germany, who has also operated all over the Caribbean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 9680, May 28 at 1400, very poor S2 signal with some music, audible once the CNR1 jammers go off after their 1400* timesignals, i.e. the only thing left, Voice of Hope - Africa, on its weekend-only 12-17 UT schedule, presumably long-path to here. Bill Bingham, South Africa confirms it`s successful today, and well heard there with no CCCCCCI even before 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17470-AM, May 28 at 1253, JBA carrier, and still at 1417. Meanwhile, very little has been audible within the 16m band, i.e. at 1253, just some 17580 Cuba, but not 17730, and WRMI JBA carrier on 17790. No stations listed on out-of-band 17470 in HFCC, Aoki, or EiBi, but likely a CNR1 jammer against another new frequency of Sound of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0447 UT May 29

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria logs May 28

FRANCE(non)    Reception of Radio Assenna & Eritrean Forum via TDF on May 28
1700-1800 on 15245*ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Mon/Thu/Sat R.Assenna
1800-1900 on 15245*ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat Eritrean Forum
* co-ch Voice of Korea in French/Korean KCBS/English

FRANCE(non)    Reception of Oromo Voice Radio via TDF, May 28
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afar Oromo Wed/Sat+jamming

GERMANY(non)    Reception of  Radio Xoriyo via MBR, May 21
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat+jamming

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 and 11645 kHz, May 28:
0700-0830 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 & off air
0700-0830 on 11645 AVL 100 kW / 182 deg to NoAf Greek tx#1 & off air

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 and 9935 kHz, May 28
from 1845 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
from 1845 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1

IRAN   Additional broadcasts of VIRI IRIB for holiday Ramadan, June 6-July 5
1953-2250 on  7375 SIR 500 kW / 320 deg to WeAs Azeri
2200-2330 on  5930 SIR 500 kW / 240 deg to N/ME Arabic
2200-2330 on  7250 SIR 500 kW / 235 deg to N/ME Arabic
2253-0050 on  7420 SIR 500 kW / 340 deg to WeAs Azeri
2323-0020 on  7410 SIR 500 kW / 320 deg to N/ME Kurdish
0023-0120 on  7410 SIR 500 kW / 320 deg to N/ME Turkish

MADAGASCAR   Reception of WCB KNLS Madagascar World Voice, May 28:
1800-1900 on  9570 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to EaEu Russian Radio KNLS
1900-2000 on 11945 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to N/ME Arabic  Radio Feda

NEW ZEALAND   Updated A-16 schedule of RNZI in English, effective from May 16:
0459-0658 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific AM
0659-0758 on  9890 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg to Cooks Isl/Tonga/Samoa DRM Mon-Fri
0659-1058 on  9700 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific AM
1059-1258 on  9700 RAN 100 kW / 325 deg to NW Pacific/PNG/Timor/Asia AM
1259-1658 on  6170 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific AM
1659-1858 on  7330 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to Cooks Isl/Tonga/Samoa AM, co-ch BBC
1659-1858 on  5975 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg to Cooks Isl/Tonga/Samoa DRM Sun-Fri
1859-1958 on  9700 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to Cooks Isl/Tonga/Samoa AM
1859-1958 on  9760 RAN 025 kW / 035 deg to Cooks Isl/Tonga/Samoa DRM Sun-Thu
1959-2058 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific AM
1959-2058 on 11690 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific DRM Sun-Fri
2059-0458 on 15720 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific AM

OMAN   Good signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman on May 28
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio City via SPL Secretbrod, May 28
0800-0900 on  9510 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu German Sat

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti via SPL Secretbrod, May 28
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat

U.K.(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BaBcoCk Kranji on May 28
1430-1500 on 11740 SNG 250 kW / 340 deg to SEAs Burmese Radio Japan NHK World
1100-1600 on 11740 LIN 100 kW / 286 deg to EaAs Chinese CNR-2 is not on air!!

USA   Additional 2 hours of Brother Stair via WINB from May 23:
1600-1800 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Mon-Fri
Updated summer shortwave schedule of WINB Red Lion from May 22:
1130-1330 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sun
1330-2000 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sat/Sun
1600-1900 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
1900-1945 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Mon-Fri
1945-2000 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm Eng/Spa Mon-Fri
2000-2230 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
2230-2300 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm Spanish Mon
2230-2300 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Tue-Sun
2300-2400 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
0000-0130 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
0130-0200 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Tue-Sun
0200-0230 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Tue/Fri-Sun

[NOTE; the 242 azimuth from WINB does NOT aim at Central America (Belize/Guatemala to Panama), but toward Nuevo Laredo across MEXICO to Tepic, and more importantly on the way, thru Memphis and Shreveport --- gh]

UNIDentified station with Arabic music was observed again, May 28
0900-0915 on  9400 unknown(secret/hidden)site, poor signal today:

Ivo Ivanov

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

Agenda DX 29/05/2016

Radio Difusora Alfonso Padilla, Bolivia 3472 Khz (1974)
YLE, Finlandia 963 Khz (1926)

sabato 28 maggio 2016

Next broadcasts of MRI today 28 May 2016 and Thursday 2 June 2016 on 7700 kHz

Greetings from Italy!

Here is the schedule for the next broadcasts of Marconi Radio International (MRI):
Saturday, 28  May, 2016 and Thursday, 2 June 2016, from 1910  to 2000 UTC, from 2030 to 2130 UTC and from 2200 to 2300 UTC.

Our frequency is 7700 kHz (USB Mode) and power in the region of 100 watts. Please note that on Wednesday, 1 June 2016 there will be no transmission from our station. Our regular Wednesday transmissions will resume as from 8 June 2016.

We broadcast not only in English and Italian but also  announcements in  German, French, Spanish and Catalan. 

MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts are welcome! We QSL 100%. Our electronic mail address is: - Please don’t forget to include your postal address as some lucky listeners will also receive a printed QSL card.

Last but not least,  we need your help! If you use social networks, please post an announcement on Facebook  or send out a tweet the day  before the broadcast. 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)
Old style short wave broadcasts from Italy

Propagation News – 29 May 2016

This past week was more settled geomagnetically with the K-index generally staying around zero or one. This was thanks to a lack of solar coronal hole activity and the associated high-speed solar wind streams. The solar flux index declined from the high to mid 90s as large sunspot 2546 rotated out of view. This has left a rather sparse-looking solar disk with only one sunspot group visible. As a result the solar flux index is predicted to remain around 90 in the coming week. NOAA predicts the geomagnetic K-index rising again to an unsettled four on Monday and Tuesday.

Looking further ahead it doesn’t look good for next weekend’s HF CW National Field Day as plasma from a recurring solar coronal hole could push the K-index up to five. This could see the HF bands become noisy and maximum usable frequencies fall away.

Apart from occasional short-skip sporadic-E openings on 10 and 15m, the highest ‘money’ band for Field Day is predicted to be 20m, with 15m perhaps struggling to open to DX. Forty metres may give consistent openings around Europe, with DX being workable at night. Eighty metres may give good openings around Europe after dark, but is unlikely to yield much DX.

VHF and up propagation news:

Next week sees high pressure between Iceland and Scotland with low pressure over the near continent. This will mean a north-easterly flow of air from the North Sea. In the summer months, this can lead to extensive mist and sea fog along eastern coasts and give some good tropo conditions from East Anglia to Aberdeen and Lerwick.

This type of tropo depends upon warm moist air blowing off the continent and out across the cool North Sea to give longer DX paths to Denmark, for example. However, with a north-easterly wind it usually means dry cool air gets folded into the mix, and I suspect we may be limited to paths up and down the east coast.

Last week saw some excellent sporadic-E openings on six and four metres. Conditions on Wednesday extended from Scandinavia round to the Balkans and central Mediterranean.

For next week it’s not a good sign that there seem to be few suitably-placed jet streams, often involved with sporadic-E formation. They are mostly located over Spain and the Mediterranean and so a bit too far away.

EME conditions will improve next week with increasing declination and the moon at perigee on Friday.

Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27-28, 2016

** ALBANIA [and non]. 9855, May 28 at 0131, no signal from R. Tirana, must be off as propagation is OK for Turkey Spanish, 9870 at S6, 9770 at S8. *0133, Shijak comes on with hum, no program, then a trace of modulation but cut back off at 0134*; *0140:29 finally comes back on, and off and on with hum and off again within a minute, still off at 0148 check. Really having transmitter problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 14195-USB, May 28 at 0139, TI2CC is making quick contest contacts with US stations who are piling up on same frequency. What`s so special about TI2CC? Quite a writeup on his page, with biography of Carlos Paez, how he`s a big contester, photos of his antennas, shack, and self. His exact location in CR is not given, just a P O Box in Miami for QSL purposes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 18090, May 28 at 0146, weak bubble jamming, 3 x 6030 against Radio Martí. I was checking the hamband, and found a few good USB signals, all from the US #4 call area, presumably sporadic E opening; nothing on 21 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 6059.79, May 28 at 0103, no signal from RHC yet, but a JBA carrier, presumably SRDA Curitiba, BRASIL, which Wolfgang Büschel had measured May 20 on 6059.78. I assume SRDA listeners around Brasil, if any, will be bothered by the het once RHC come on. SRDA is not really strong enough to bother much on this side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315.03, May 28 at 0119, R. Cairo is S9+10 but suptorted in presumed Spanish.

9745.0, May 28 at 0125, R. Cairo is S6 in distorted Arabic.

9964.97, May 28 at 0127, R. Cairo circa S9 here, in other Arabic, not distorted, but undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 11645, May 27 at 0520, VOG is audible here instead of 9935, in Greek music and talk, but much weaker than // 9420; 11645 also has ACI from R. Dabanga 11650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.00-AM, May 28 at 0135, JBA carrier, no way it`s readable vs noise level peaking S9+15 (storms are just NE of here, but we don`t get a drop), but this thread says it`s Radio Illuminati

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935.46-AM, May 28 at 0136, JBA carrier beneath storm noise level of S9+15. This thread says it was He Man Radio:

** PERU. 5980, May 28 at 0057, JBA carrier, so R. Chaski is on tonight and I will try to time its cutoff shortly; but retune at 0100:35, it`s already off, so must have been reset already quite earlier. Will have to monitor it continuously next time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 28 at *0114:10.5, with BFO on 11904-USB, carrier on from SLBC easily detectable, but too weak to copy the music and mis-timesignal about a minute later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9390, May 27 at 1242, R. Thailand English broadcast manages to modulate today, but really unreadable, very poor at S3-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7425, May 28 at 0137, JBA carrier despite storm noise level, i.e. the Greenville leapfrog of 7305 over 7365 another 60 kHz higher. If conditions were quiet, would hear R. Martí audio already from 7365 transmitter, to be joined by Vatican audio from 7305 at 0144 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1827 monitoring: confirmed Thursday May 26 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, very good; also confirmed Thu May 26 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.9-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Fri May 27 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, very poor; 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, very good. Also confirmed Fri May 27 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.9-CUSB, fair. Next:
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sat 1400   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sat 1430   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [apparently canceled; not last week]
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7489.98-AM, UT Sat May 28 at 0048, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` in progress; Pirate Joe on the phone. Also // 5129.9-AM and synchronized, but much weaker in storm noise level, which 7490 can`t overcome either. Can`t hear anything on 3250 if it`s on, just noise, while 9330 as usual during this hour is Blalock the Blaster. 

Tuned in just in time, since at 0053 they exclaim, ``God bless Glenn Hauser``, doing World of Radio [almost] since the days of CW; someone remarx that there are so many numbers in it that you have to record it. At 0110 Allan has some other program info: a special this Sunday only, at 4-5 pm ET [20-21 UT], just before `Marion`s Attic` on 7490, with the band Honey Radio, on a special called `Bright Cartoon` [not sure of those names as I only hear them once, and not recording]. TimTron is now co-host in the studio. At 0116 someone reports that 3250 is stronger than 5130 but noisier, so I try it again at 0118: yes, barely detectable on 3250.02 and seems to be synchronized, but not positive. 

At 0121, Allan recounts the WOR times on WBCQ: daily at 7:30 pm Eastern, except Saturday at 6:30 pm; also on 7490 Wednesday at 5 pm Eastern. Also plugs the `Just Right` show, Thursday at 9 pm Eastern on 5130, reporting on legalizing pot in Canada, which Allan endorses for everywhere in the US --- get over it! Someone is recording AW`s book ``Access to the Airwaves`` as an audio book which will be available for free download. After benedixion and some further comments, AWWW is over at 0132:40 as 7490 switches to Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12055, May 28 at 0054, very poor S3 signal with talk, music. Aoki shows two possibilities: FEBC, Bocaue, Philippines, in Wa; or CNR17, Lingshi, China, in Kazakh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)



That`s how BBC World News America at the kicker-end of their May 27 broadcast via OETA before 2230 UT (probably delayed from -2130), spelt one of the winning words in the big Spelling Bee. It repeated an hour later on OETA OKLA, and I was ready to tape and still-photo it, just to be sure. I may upload the evidence when I get a chance. It was on the screen for a good many seconds as Laura T. attempted even to pronounce it. As anyone with the least bit of familiarity with German should know, it`s really


as frequently used in corporate nomenclature (not the definition proferred, something ``social``). I assume the kid who won really spelled it correctly, as also appearing correctly in a Reuters story about it via the BBC website. 

But WHY in an English-language spelling bee, are the two big winning words (and many others, presumably), GERMAN???? Yeah, I know, a case can probably be made that they are entering English usage, but this is really pushing it. Failing to capitalize this noun doesn`t ipso facto make it Englisch! 

If German is eligible, how about all the other languages. Don`t we have enough ``real`` English words to make up a bee? You wouldn`t need to speak a word of English, but only know how German orthography and pronunciation work, to get this right when you hear it pronounced; let alone some even more fonetikaly-correct languages such as Spanish. Where spelling bees are unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0349 UT May 28

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria logs May 27

BAHRAIN   Weak to good signal of Radio Bahrain, May 27
from 1400 on  9745 ABH 010 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic CUSB

CUBA   Weak to good signal of Radio Habana Cuba, May 27
from 1355 on 15370 BAU 100 kW / 315 deg to WNAm Spanish
from 1355 on 17580 BAU 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm Spanish
from 1355 on 17730 BAU 100 kW / 130 deg to SoAm Spanish

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo via TDF, May 27
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Free Gambia via TDF, May 27
1900-1956 on 15465 ISS 100 kW / 207 deg to WeAf Various* Fri
* including: English, Fula, Krio, Mandingo, Serer and Wolof.

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420&11645, May 27
0600-0650 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek* tx#3
0600-0650 on 11645 AVL 100 kW / 182 deg to NoAf Greek* tx#1
* plus news in Arabic, Serbian, Spanish, Romanian, Russian,
Polish, Albanian. 0650-0653UT open carrier/dead air and off

U.K.(non)   Sedoye Bahar Voice of Spring via BaBcoCk, May 27:
1730-1800 on  7495 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi Thu/Fri

USA   Strong signal of World Harvest Radio International on May 27
0500-0515 on 11635 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu French Fri Angel 2

Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire (DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Agenda DX 28/05/2016

Emisora Regional dos Açores, Azzorre 837 Khz (1941)
Radio Logrono, Spagna 1026 Khz (1979)

Festa della Repubblica in Azerbaijan

venerdì 27 maggio 2016

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