lunedì 21 agosto 2017

Agenda DX 21/08/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio El Mundo, Bolivia (in SW) 6015 Khz (1986)

Ukraine starts broadcasting TV channels from Chonhar to occupied Crimea


Ukraine has started broadcasting TV channels in test mode to Crimea from the village of Chonhar in Kherson region's Henichesk district, according to Serhiy Kostinsky, a member of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine.

According to him, "digital television has been put into operation in the test mode on the Chonhar transmission tower (Kherson region). Thus, UA: CRIMEA (National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine), TV Channel 5, TONIS TV channel, ICTV, and Chornomorska (the Black Sea) TV are broadcasting to the territory of the North Crimea in DVB-T2 standard. Kostinsky referred to Petro Semerey, CEO of Teleseti Ukrainy, which built the Chonhar transmission tower and acting as a telecommunications operator, saying that the multiplex would start operating in the standard mode with a power of 0.3 kW from September 1, and with a power of 1 kW from November 1.

"I ask the compatriots living in Yana Kapu (the town of Krasnoperekopsk), the town of Dzhankoy, as well as Krasnoperekopsk and Dzhankoy districts, to adjust their digital antennas to Chonhar and catch the signal, fixing the Ukrainian broadcasting on video," Kostinsky said. According to him, "the company is developing another multiplex, which will involve another five Ukrainian TV channels."

domenica 20 agosto 2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, August 20

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn, August 20
0900-1000 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_20.html

BELGIUM(non)   DWL and Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun, August 20
1600-1604 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf open carrier, dead air and then
1604-1609 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf English Deutsche Welle and then
1609-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun VOIndependent Oromiya
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with very weak white noise digital jamming:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/dwl-and-voice-of-independent-oromiya.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen, August 20:
0700-0730 on  5945 NAU 100 kW / 260 deg to WeEu English Sun, ex Sat/Sun - fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of HLR relays on 9485CUSB, August 20
World of Radio#1891
1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun
Radio Tropicana
1100-1200 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu Spanish Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/world-of-radio-and-radio-tropicana-via.html
PALAU   World Harvest Radio International T8WH Angel 3 & Angel 5, August 20:
1000-1300 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Sat/Sun T8WH Angel 3
1300-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Sat/Sun T8WH Angel 5
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/world-harvest-radio-international-t8wh.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via ROU RadioCom, August 20
0930-1200 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, fair to good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via-rou_20.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of IRRS R.Santec The Word via SPL Secretbrod, August 20
1500-1530 on 15190 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Eng/Ger Sun The Cosmic Wave, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-irrs-rsantec-word-via-spl_20.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, August 20:
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu Eng/Spa Sun, good + 2nd hx 18800 kHz
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via-spl_20.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of VORW Radio International via SPL Secretbrod, August 20
1601-1700 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sun, good + 2nd hx 18800 kHz:
Schedule of VORW Radio International via US private religious stations
2200-2300 on  9955 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm English Thu WRMI tx#04
0000-0100 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Fri WBCQ tx#??
0000-0100 on  7730 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to MEXI English Fri WRMI tx#13
0000-0100 on  9395 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to ENAm English Fri WRMI tx#06
0000-0100 on  9455 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to WNAm English Fri WRMI tx#05
2000-2100 on  9395 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to ENAm English Sun WRMI tx#06
2200-2300 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Sun WBCQ tx#??
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-vorw-radio-international.html

SPAIN    Radio Exterior de España /RNE/ on 2 of 4 frequencies on August 20
1355-1400 on 2 of 4 frequencies REE Interval Signal/frequency announcement
1400-1800 on 15520 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Sat/Sun, fair/good
1400-1800 on 17715 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun, fair/poor
1400-1800 on 17855 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Sat/Sun, no signal
1400-1800 on 21620 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun, no signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/radio-exterior-de-espana-rne-on-2-of-4.html

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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire
Web: http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #232

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#232 Issued on Sunday August 20, 2017 at 1430 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition and trend-

A deteriorated state,
A steady state,

which means that HF radio wave propagation conditions are neither deteriorating further nor improving.



NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION
80-60 (75-60) meters- poor at night and very poor at day,                                               40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and poor at day,                                                      20-17 (22-16) meters- fair at night and fair at day,                                                       15 (13) meters- poor at night and fair at day,                                                                  12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.
Keep in mind that almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that the 10 (11) meter bands will open via short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial propagation (TEP).
                   
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-
80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,
40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,
20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,
15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,
12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Received RF signal strength scale-
Very Good- +1 over S9 Or Greater
Good- S7-9
Fair- S4-6
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

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

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave propagation conditions.

This means generally poor HF radio wave propagation conditions in the northern hemisphere especially at day and generally good HF radio wave propagation conditions in the southern hemisphere especially at day.

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

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

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This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general public.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary. I also check global HF radio wave propagation conditions via remoted radio receivers around on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if and when necessary.

The hamateur radio JT65A mode RF signal levels received are based on 5 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio PSK31 mode RF signal levels received are based on 25 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio CW mode RF signal levels received are based on 50 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio SSB RF mode signal levels received are based on 100 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The HF shortwave broadcast band AM Mode RF signal levels are based on 100,000 watts (100 kw) and a typical VOA type curtain array antenna.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Saturday August 19, 2017-

Solar activity was high.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at an active geomagnetic level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 84.9 86.8 88.6.

These are the highest daily SFI numbers in quite a while.                         

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 33.

In 2017 officially there were 56 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately 2 more years,
+/- 1 year, daily SSN's of 0 are occurring unusually early.

In 2016 officially there were 32 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

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

In 2008 I forecasted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also forecasted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually nonexistent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's.

Other than sunspot magnetic polarity it will probably be very difficult to determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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Officially there was 1 earth facing sun spot group (SSG).

Sunspot group (SSG) #12671 located near N10E10 with a complex beta-gamma magnetic signature capable of producing a small in size C class solar flare and a moderate in size M class solar flare.

There were 2 unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot groups (SSG) near

N05E84,
S14W13.

There were 11 small in size C class solar flares,

C7.0,
C4.4,
C3.5,
C3.1,
C2.9,
C2.0,
C1.7,
C1.4,
C1.3,
C1.1,
C1.0.

On Sunday August 20, 2017 there was 1 moderate in size M class solar flare and 2 small in size C class solar flares,

M1.2,

C2.9,
C1.8.


There may have been 1 earth facing coronal mass ejection (CME) but am awaiting for the latest solar imagery to determine if it was (geoeffective) directly earth aimed.

No earth facing coronal mass ejection (CME) related high and mid latitude
energetic proton storm occurred (polar cap absorption).

No solar flare related x-ray day side solar fade out (SFO) occurred.

There was no earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruption.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was at active to unsettled geomagnetic conditions of

4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4.

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

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum planetary A index (Ap) ranged between

32 and 12,

which was at minor geomagnetic storming conditions to unsettled geomagnetic conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.
The 24 hour period averaged energetic proton flux was at a background level below 10 MeV.

The 24 hour period averaged background x-ray flux was at M1.2.

The 24 hour period averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's geomagnetic magnetic field was at

-0.31 nT south.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum disturbance storm time index (Dst) ranged between

 -51 and -24 nT.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

728 and 548 km/s.

There was a recurrent very large in size earth facing northern hemisphere coronal hole (CH) #820 (#815).

It’s attached high speed solar wind stream (HSS) was impacting earths geomagnetic field in a negative manner in the form of minor geomagnetic storming conditions.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

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

However the solar, space and geomagnetic discussions as well as the HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore the solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussions and HF radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without advanced permission to redistribute this "not for profit"
solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

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

Glenn Hauser logs August 19-20, 2017


** BOUGAINVILLE [and non]. 3325, Aug 19 at 1146, S7-S9 music, presumed NBC; but recheck 3 minutes later at 1149 has become a JBA carrier --- rather than a quick fadedown, I bet in the interim NBC signed off uncovering RRI Palangkaraya. Perhaps Ron or someone had kept listening and can confirm. Our sunrise now 1153 UT, latening at the rate of 5 or 6 minutes per week.

3325, Aug 20 at 1149 music at S8-S6, 1152 drops to S6-S5, tho similar weak music. Wonder if the same transition happened (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.368, Aug 19 at 0601, tropical song, S9-S8, better than usual, 0615 ID as ``Alcaraván Radio`` --- yes that`s what they really say, not Radio Alcaraván (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14680, Aug 20 at 0109, JBA talk, // 7340 as second harmonic of RHC; meanwhile, 14670 CHU is inaudible, even tho it is no longer on 7335. 2 x 7850 = 15700 where one should seek it if propagation ever be excellent. Not surprising, as K index is 4 amid G1 storms. Perhaps Sun will be putting on an unusual show if this keep up at totality (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 7365, August 20 at 0516, R. Martí playing rock song in English mixed with ``CW``, apparently SFX in the music rather than part of the jamming underneath. Various dits unseemed real Morse code (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710, August 20 at 1133, promo news show lunes a viernes 5:40-6:45 am, on ``La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, 89.7 FM``, XEDP jingle and back to music. Dominant signal now.

620, Aug 20 circa 1135, no sign of XEBU, Chihuahua2, tho other NW Mexicans are in on 550, 650, 710, etc. So wonder if it`s still on AM? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, Aug 19 at 0617, surprised to find RNZI back here, during discussion of MAD; only a JBA carrier on 9630 where it moved July 28, presumably to avoid clash with Romania at 0600 on 9700 --- but nothing of that audible now underneath. 9630 now has a JBA carrier, probably the Brazilian apparition. RNZI sked as of Aug 19:
still show 9630 at 0459-0658, so did someone forget and go back to the old frequency? 7425 at 1146 is at good level, implying it`s 100 kW still/again on the NNE antenna rahther than the NNW.

9630, Aug 20 at *0459, Bell Bird from RNZI back here after switch to 9700 last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1040, Aug 19 at 1800 UT, YL with Fox News, running ahead of // 1000 KTOK OKC. Hmm, could this be WHO barely on groundwave, or the Metroplex station? NO! I forgot that local 960 KGWA puts spurs on plus/minus 80 kHz, as so IDed at 1805 UT. The other one is more blocked by KRVN, and neither can be heard at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1157 & 1183 kHz, Aug 19 at 1757 UT, IBOC noiseblobs peaking here, i.e. out of KFAQ 1170 Tulsa. Had not heard any IBOC from them, day or night, for many weeks/months (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 3450, Aug 20 at 1154, JBA talk on the R75 with preamp-2 but gone with 1 or none; suspect an image or harmonic mix --- CBS Sports Radio ID which means it`s from 1390 KCRC, but haven`t figured out the math of possible mix with 960 KGWA (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, Aug 20 at 0459 tune in just in time to hear a JBA carrier which cuts off at 0500, presumed SIBC, which Bryan Clark, NZ, recently reported reactivated on this band.

5020, Aug 20 at 1157, very poor carrier in splash of 5025 Cuba, certainly SIBC and this one cuts off at 1200* sharp (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1891 monitoring: confirmed Friday August 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9331.520v-CUSB, fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Can anyone in Europe confirm whether HLR is back on 7265 as it is supposed to be? Via UTwente, nothing but noise heard instead of World of Radio at 1431 (Glenn, 1431 UT Sat Aug 19, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Only China Radio International in Sinhala at 1441 on 7265 via Kashi, no signal from HLR & WOR -- 73! (Ivo Ivanov, Sofia, Bulgaria, Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire, ibid.)

Hi Glen[n], Yes, I'm just listening to World of Radio on there at the moment. Nothing was audible until around 1410 UT when it suddenly faded up here, average to fair signal at the moment.

I've often checked the Twente SDR during the afternoons and Channel 292 [6070] has not been audible on it, even though it was being received here in north west England. Just the propagation I think, it must be passing right over the Netherlands at that time of day, and I'm just in the right location for 6/7 MHz skip (Alan Gale, ibid.)

GERMANY, 7264.998, HLR via Schwerin Göhren, listen to the S=6-7 Signal in southern Germany, at 1448 UT on Aug 19. Glenn's WoRadio program in progress. 2 Hertz frequency lower side, Also S=5-6 poor signals from Asia adjacent, 7260 PBS Xinjiang Chinese from Urumqi China and 7270, some 3-4 different programmes mixture, terrible sound, TWN and CHN jamming, another Hohot Mongolian language sce, probably also AIR Madras in Sinhala ??? 73 wolfie df5sx (Wolfgang Büschel, ibid.)

WOR 1891 confirmed Saturday Aug 19 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9331.36v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed Sat Aug 19 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, S9+20 to S9. Also confirmed UT Sunday Aug 20 after 0200 on WRMI 11580, fair. Also confirmed UT Sunday Aug 20 starting 0331 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, fair.
Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat Aug 19 at 1800, WTWW-2 is still missing from this frequency, no `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`. 9475 WTWW-1 remains on but undermodulated/distorted. 12105 WTWW-3 remains totally off. It seems that the site may have had a lightning strike messing up at least two of the transmitters. Once modulation modules have been damaged, you can`t compensate by trying to force more audio thru them; that merely over-drives them, causing distortion, a symptom we encounter repeatedly at other SW stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Aug 19 at 1758 UT, weak signal of music? too weak to be KLEY nearby Wellington KS; also inferior to 1120, 1140 and 1150 stations. KLEY had been AWOL earlier, came back, and may have been off for some time again, not checked for recently. 

1130 KWKH Shreveport would not be playing music except incidentally during sports talk. There is another possibility, 25 kW direxional daytimer KTMR Converse TX (Houston market), listed last year as Spanish religion. Pattern is flattened with a null toward KWKH, of course, major lobes WNW/ESE, including some to the NNW, ourway. But really too far for daytime over-Texas groundwave, except maybe a remnant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1436 UT August 20

Stations heard in Reinante last days

ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1920-1938, 18-08, songs, comments. Very weak, barely audible and only on USB. 15321.

ARMENIA, 4810, Armenian Public Radio, Yerevan/Gavar, 1833-1839, 19-08, Arabic, comments. 25322.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belem, 0620-0645, 19-08, Brazilian songs, Portuguese, comments. 15321.
4985, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0534-0545, 20-08, Brazilian songs. Interference from teletype stations. 12321.
9674.9, Radio Cançao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, 2055-2105, 19-08, Portuguese, religious comments. 14321.
11735, Radio Transmundial, Santa María, 1939-1947, 18-08, Portuguese, religious comments, id. “Transmundial”, “transmundial.com.br”. 24322.
15190, Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 1938-1946, 18-08, Portuguese, comments. 15321.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1816-1825, 18-08, French, comments. 14321. 
Also 1807-1828*, 19-08, French, comments, male, female, id. “Radio Congo”, songs. 14321.

CUBA, 4765, Radio Progreso, La Habana, 0252-0258, 19-08, Cuban songs, Spanish, comments. 15321.

COLOMBIA, 5910, Alcaraván Radio, Puerto Lleras, 0535-0615, 19-08, Latin American songs. 15321.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, 0525-0533, 19-08, extremely weak, only carrier today on LSB.

ETHIOPIA
5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 1810-1819, 18-08, East African songs. 24322.
6030, Radio Oromiya, Addis Ababa, 1840-1855, 19-08, East African songs, Vernacular, comments, 24322.
6090, Voice of Amhara State, Addis Ababa, 1833-1844, 18-08, Vernacular, comments. 14321.
6110, Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 1750-1806, 18-08, East African songs, Vernacular, comments. 24322.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0556-0557, 19-08, English, religous comments and songs. Very weak. 15321.

GUINEA, 9650, Radio Guinea, Conakry, 0702-0810, 19-08, African songs, French, comments, news, id. “Radio Guinée”. 34433.

INDIA
4910, AIR, Jaipur, 1725-1740*, 19-08, comments, at 1730 news in English. Very weak. 15321.
4920, AIR, Chennai, 1726-1740*, 19-08, comments, strong interference from Tibet on the same frequency. 11321.
4970, AIR, Shillong, 1927-1741*, 19-08, comments. Very weak, baraley audible. 15321.
5040, AIR, Jeypore, 1731-1740*, 19-08, English, news. Very weak. 15321.

MALI
5995, *0558-0617, 19-08, tuning music, French, id. “Içi la Radiodifussion Television du Mali emettant de Bamako”, French, comments, Vernacular. 15321.
9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, 1048-1115, 19-08, French, Vernacular comments. 14321.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0456-0504*, 20-08, classic music, comments. Very weak. 15321.

NIGERIA, 7255, Voice of Nigeria, Ikorodu, 1804-1815, 19-08, English, news, comments,  id. “Voice of Nigeria. 34433.

SOMALILAND, 7120, Radio Hargeisa, Hargeisa, 1745-1805, 18-08, Vernacular comments, East African songs. 14321.

SUDAN
7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1742-1755, 18-08, Arabic, commens. 14321.

TAJIKISTAN, 4765, Tajik Radio, Dushambe, 1831-1845, 19-08, Tajik songs. 25322.

ZAMBIA
6065, Voice of Hope, Lusaka, 1829-1840, 18-08, English, religous comments and songs. 35433.
4965, Voice of Hope, Lusaka, 1833-1839, 18-08, English, religous comments and songs. // 6065. 15321.


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Reinante
Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters

Media & Tech - 20/08/2017

Log Roberto Pavanello

1170 16/8 18.20 R. Capodistria - IT Intervista buono
1179 16/8 18.25 R. Valencia - SS NX Comun. Valenciana suff.
1350 20/8 08.10 I AM R. -  IT Studio DX by Roberto Scaglione buono
1584 16/8 17.10 R. Studio X - Momigno IT MX buono
4810 16/8 16.55 R. Armenia - Yeravan Yezidi MX suff.
5010 16/8 17.00 A.I.R. - Thiruvananthapuram Hindi MX buono
6200 13/8 09.30 Technical Man - EE ID e MX buono
6220 13/8 17.05 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
6235 19/8 17.00 R. Casanova - EE ID e MX buono
6240 17/8 16.55 CWR - EE ID e MX buono
6240 20/8 08.40 Skyline R. Germany - EE ID e MX buono
6240 19/8 16.45 R. Enterhaken - Tedesco ID e MX buono
6400 16/8 18.15 Pyongyang BS - Coreano MX buono
6875 14/8 16.05 R. Europe - IT MX suff.
7120 18/8 16.25 R. Hargeisa - Somalo MX buono
7220 13/8 16.30 Voix du Vietnam - Hanoi FF NX buono
7255 13/8 18.05 Voice of Nigeria - Abuja EE NX buono
9525 15/8 16.30 Voice of Indonesia - Jakarta Arabo NX buono
9910 13/8 18.00 R. Pilipinas - Manila Filippino NX buono
11750 13/8 16.45 Sri Lanka BC - Colombo Cingalese MX buono
12130 15/8 08.55 R. Mashaal - Washington Pashto talk buono
15410 15/8 08.50 R. Farda - Washington Farsi MX buono
17715 17/8 18.10 R.E.E. - Madrid SS attentato alle Ramblas buono
17730 16/8 16.35 Eye R. - EE talk about Mugabe buono
17880 15/8 08.45 R. Azadi - Washington Dari talk buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Studio DX 738 - 20/08/2017

Obiettivo DX 738 - 20/08/17

Rampisham - Towers Demolished

Agenda DX 20/08/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Sistema de Emisora Progreso, Ecuador 5060 Khz
Radio Maranon, Perù 4835 Khz (1977)
Radio Cultura do Bahia, Brasile 9545 Khz (1951)
Radio Caracol Bucaramanga, Colombia 4845 Khz (1934)
WWJ, Michigan 950 Khz (1920)

sabato 19 agosto 2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, August 19


BELGIUM(non)   BRB Eye Radio via Alyx&Yeyi TDF Issoudun on August 19
1600-1900 on 17730 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-brb-eye-radio-via-alyx-tdf.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Publique Africaine via TDF Issoudun on August 19
1800-1858 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf Kirundi/French, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-rpa-radio-publique.html

GERMANY   Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen on August 19
1030-1100 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/evangelische-missions-gemeinden-via-mbr_19.html

GERMANY   Weak signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on August 19:
1200-1230 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German in AM mode
Updated summer A-17 SW schedule of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst is:
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German in AM mode
1200-1230 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German in AM mode
1600-1630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German in AM mode
2000-2015 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German in AM mode
2015-2030 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German in AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/updated-summer-schedule-of-dwd.html

GERMANY   Reception of Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR Nauen, August 19
1200-1230 on 15320 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat, fair to good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-missionswerk_19.html

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle Bundesliga via MBR Issoudun, August 19
1325-1530 on 15195 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, very weak
1325-1530 on 17840 ISS 500 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-deutsche-welle-bundesliga.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun, August 19
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_19.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS Radio City via ROU RadioCom on August 19
0800-0900 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, fair to good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-irrs-radio-city-via-rou_19.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti via SPL Secretbrod, August 19
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sat, strong signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/irrs-radio-warra-wangeelaa-ti-via-spl_19.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Strong signal of Mighty KBC Radio via SPL Secretbrod, August 19
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat plus 2nd hx 18800 kHz
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/strong-signal-of-mighty-kbc-radio-via_19.html

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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire
Web: http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #231

Hello to my fellow hamateur radio and SWL radio enthusiasts around the world.

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#231 Issued on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition and trend-

A deteriorated state,
A steady state,

which means that HF radio wave propagation conditions are neither deteriorating further nor improving.



NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION
80-60 (75-60) meters- poor at night and very poor at day,                                               40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and poor at day,                                                      20-17 (22-16) meters- fair at night and fair at day,                                                       15 (13) meters- poor at night and fair at day,                                                                  12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.
Keep in mind that almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that the 10 (11) meter bands will open via short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial propagation (TEP).
                   
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-
80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,
40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,
20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,
15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,
12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Received RF signal strength scale-
Very Good- +1 over S9 Or Greater
Good- S7-9
Fair- S4-6
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

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

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave propagation conditions.

This means generally poor HF radio wave propagation conditions in the northern hemisphere especially at day and generally good HF radio wave propagation conditions in the southern hemisphere especially at day.

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

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

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This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general public.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary. I also check global HF radio wave propagation conditions via remoted radio receivers around on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if and when necessary.

The hamateur radio JT65A mode RF signal levels received are based on 5 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio PSK31 mode RF signal levels received are based on 25 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio CW mode RF signal levels received are based on 50 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio SSB RF mode signal levels received are based on 100 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The HF shortwave broadcast band AM Mode RF signal levels are based on 100,000 watts (100 kw) and a typical VOA type curtain array antenna.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Friday August 18, 2017-

Solar activity was moderate.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at a minor geomagnetic storming level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 82.0 80.0 81.8.                    

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 41.

In 2017 officially there were 56 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately 2 more years,
+/- 1 year, daily SSN's of 0 are occurring unusually early.

In 2016 officially there were 32 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

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

In 2008 I forecasted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also forecasted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually nonexistent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's.

Other than sunspot magnetic polarity it will probably be very difficult to determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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Officially there was 1 earth facing sun spot group (SSG).

Sunspot group (SSG) #12671 located near N11E23 with a complex beta-gamma-delta magnetic signature capable of producing a small in size C class solar flare, a moderate in size M class solar flare and a large in size X class solar flare.

There was 0 unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot group (SSG).

There were 2 small in size C class or larger solar flares,

C4.4,
C2.9.

On Saturday August 19, 2017 there were 5 small in size C class or larger solar flares,

C3.5,
C3.1,
C1.7,
C1.1,
C1.0.

All but the C4.4 solar flare were released by SSG #12671.


No earth facing coronal mass ejection (CME) related high and mid latitude energetic proton storm occurred (polar cap absorption).

No solar flare related x-ray day side solar fade out (SFO) occurred.

There was no earth facing coronal mass ejection (CME).

There was no earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruption.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was at minor geomagnetic storming conditions to quiet geomagnetic conditions of

4 3 2 3 4 3 5 3.

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

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum planetary A index (Ap) ranged between

39 and 6,

which was at minor geomagnetic storming conditions to quiet geomagnetic conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.
The 24 hour period averaged energetic proton flux was at a background level below 10 MeV.

The 24 hour period averaged background x-ray flux was at C4.49.

The 24 hour period averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's geomagnetic magnetic field was at

-2.63 nT south.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum disturbance storm time index (Dst) ranged between

 -41 and -19 nT.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

569 and 506 km/s.

There was a recurrent very large in size earth facing northern hemisphere coronal hole (CH) #820 (#815).

It’s attached high speed solar wind stream (HSS) was impacting earths geomagnetic field in a negative manner in the form of minor geomagnetic storming.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

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

However the solar, space and geomagnetic discussions as well as the HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore the solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussions and HF radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without advanced permission to redistribute this "not for profit"
solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

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

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 19/08/2017

Media & Tech - 19/08/2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, August 18

BELGIUM(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via TDF Issoudun, August 18:
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri via Alyx&Yeyi
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with powerful white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_18.html

BELGIUM(non)   BRB Radio Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa via TDF Issoudun, August 18
1630-1658 on 17840 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Tue/Thu/Fri via Alyx&Yeyi
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with very strong white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/radio-sagalee-qeerroo-bilisummaa-via.html

ERITREA   New frequencies of VOBME 1 and VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash on August 18:
1400-1830 NF 7181.6 ASM 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Tigrinya VOBME 1, ex 7175.0
1400-1830 NF 7140.0 ASM 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Amharic  VOBME 2, ex 7150.0
1800-1830 NF 7181.6 ASM 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Arabic   VOBME 1, ex 7175.0
1500-1700 both freqs are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/new-frequencies-of-vobme-1-and-vobme-2.html

ETHIOPIA   Reception of FBC Radio Fana on August 18:
1545&1645 on  6110#ADD 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Amharic
# co-ch same  6110 LHA 100 kW / 220 deg to EaAs Eng/Tib PBS Xizang
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-fbc-radio-fana-on-august-18.html

ETHIOPIA   Reception of Radio Amhara on August 18:
1547&1647 on  6090*GDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Amharic
* co-ch same  6090 GEM 100 kW / 172 deg to EaAs Chinese CNR-2
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-radio-amhara-on-august-18.html

ETHIOPIA   Reception of Radio Oromiya on August 18:
1549&1649 on  6030*GDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Oromo, good
* co-ch same  6030 BEI 100 kW / non-dir to EaAs Chinese CNR-1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-radio-oromiya-on-august-18.html

ETHIOPIA   Reception of Voice of Tigray Revolution on August 18:
1551&1651 on  5950 GDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Tigrinya
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-voice-of-tigray-revolution.html

GERMANY   New additional transmission of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on August 18
1600-1630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode, 1615UT dead air:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/new-additional-transmission-of-dwd.html

PHILIPPINES   Weak signal of Radio Veritas Asia on August 18
1330-1357 on 11870 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs Chin
1400-1427 on 11870 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs Hindi
1430-1457 on 11870 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs Telugu
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/weak-signal-of-radio-veritas-asia.html

RUSSIA    Adygeyan Radio and Brother Stair on 6000 kHz, August 18:
1800-1833 on  6000#ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri, good
1833-1900 on  6000*ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri, poor
#till 1805 on 6000 BEI 100 kW / non-dir to EaAs Chinese CNR1, weak
*strong co-ch 6000 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Brother HySTAIRical
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/adygeyan-radio-and-brother-stair-on_18.html

SECRETLAND(non)   End Times Coming / ETC Radio via SPL Secretbrod on August 18:
1900-1930 on 11590 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Ex-Catholics For Christ
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/end-times-coming-etc-radio-via-spl.html

SOMALIA   Weak to fair signal of Radio Hargeysa on August 18
1500-1900 on  7120 HAR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Somali, QRM HAMs
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/weak-to-fair-signal-of-radio-hargeysa.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, August 18
1630-1730 on 11750*TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM Daily
* strong QRM 11760 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Kurdish VOA 1700-1800
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_18.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol on August 18:
1600-1630 on  7575 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-babcock.html

VATICAN(non)   Radio Veritas Asia via SM di Galeria, August 18:
1430-1457 on 11630*SMG 250 kW / 089 deg to SoAs Urdu, fair/good
1500-1552 on 15620 SMG 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Filipino, weak
* co-ch same 11630 LIN 100 kW / 286 deg to EaAs Kazakh CNR-17
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-radio-veritas-asia-via-sm.html

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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire
Web: http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

RSGB Propagation News – 20 August 2017

Last week saw the solar flux index in the low to mid-70s. Geomagnetic conditions were generally quiet earlier in the week, with some choice DX to be had. Andy, M0NKR reported working the Marshall Islands in the Pacific on 20m CW at 07:00 UTC on Wednesday, while Del, W8KJP in Florida, USA, was heard by G0KYA on 40m CW at 22:21 UTC using a simple wire antenna. But the good conditions didn’t last and the ionosphere became disturbed on Thursday 17th due to the effects of a high-speed solar wind stream from a large high-latitude coronal hole on the Sun. This had a very strong south-facing magnetic field component that meant it more easily coupled with the Earth’s magnetic field. The K-index surged to five and remained like that for at least nine hours, driving maximum usable frequencies down to around 14 MHz and causing very noisy bands. Next week, NOAA predicts the solar flux index will be in the high 60s and, after an unsettled start, geomagnetic conditions may settle for the rest of the week. 

Monday the 21st brings a total solar eclipse, which will be visible across the USA. A QSO party is planned so many US stations may be active. The partial eclipse starts at 1546UTC and ends at 2104 UTC. Totality will move east across the US, starting at 16:48 UTC and ending in the Atlantic at 2001UTC. A feature on the eclipse appeared in the August edition of RadCom, but there is a lot more information on the web. It is not known whether any propagation effects will be observable from the UK, but it is a rare opportunity to check. 

VHF and up: 

The unsettled weather crossing the country this weekend will contain some remnants of Hurricane Gert. This means some very warm and moist tropical air could produce some heavy rain. Gigahertz band rain scatter may be an option, but as the next high pressure builds in from the west towards mid-week, tropo should become available. This should be to the south and south-west across southern UK and Biscay. The rest of the week will probably see high pressure remaining just to the west of the UK, so any tropo will be biased to that side of the country, with showery activity over the east, closest to the low pressure over Denmark. 

Sporadic E is still looking viable, with a strong jet stream over the UK and near continent, although this may weaken after mid-week, meaning better sporadic E prospects before then. The end of the main sporadic E season is not far off now, so every event is worth chasing. Check beacons on 10m or look for short skip on 20m, then probe that direction on 6m for any sporadic E. If you don’t call, the DX may not know the band is open. 

Even though the Perseids shower is well behind us, random meteor rates are still at their highest of the year so don’t give up on meteor scatter just yet. Moon declination goes negative on Thursday and losses are increasing so get your EME QSOs in early this week before the Moon gets too low in the sky.

DX RE MIX NEWS # 1023

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DX RE MIX NEWS # 1023 from Georgi Bancov and Ivo Ivanov. Date August 17, 2017
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CLANDESTINE   Summer A17 of clandestine broadcasts by time order as August 17
Voice of Freedom
0000-0200 on  6135 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5920/5940/6020
Republic of Yemen Radio
0000-0300 on 11860 unknown tx / unknown to N/ME Arabic
Radio Republica
0100-0300 on  9490 ISS 150 kW / 285 deg to Cuba Spanish
Radio Payem e-Doost
0230-0315 on  7460 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi
Voice of Kashmir
0230-0330 on  6030 DEL 100 kW / non-dir to SoAs Kashmiri
Denge Kurdistan
0230-0500 on  7350 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
Radio Republica
0300-0400 on  9490 ISS 150 kW / 285 deg to Cuba Spanish Sun/Mon
Voice of Freedom
0300-0800 on  6135 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5920/5940/6020
Republic of Yemen Radio
0300-0900 on 11860 JED 050 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic
Radio Tamazuj
0330-0430 on  9600 SMG 250 kW / 146 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
0330-0430 on 11650 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
Eye Radio
0400-0500 on 11730 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English*
*including other languages Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho
Radio Dabanga
0430-0500 on  9600 SMG 250 kW / 146 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
0430-0500 on 13800 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
Radio Dandal Kura International
0500-0600 on  5960 ASC 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAf Kanuri
Denge Kurdistan
0500-1400 on 11600 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish
Echo of Unification
0430-0630 on  3966vCNG 005 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0430-0630 on  5905 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0430-0630 on  6250 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
Voice of The People
0530-2330 on  3480 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0530-2330 on  3910 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.3912
0530-2330 on  3930 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.4557
0530-2330 on  4450 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0530-2330 on  6520 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.6518
0530-2330 on  6600 K-S 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
Radio Dandal Kura International
0600-0700 on  7415 ASC 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAf Kanuri
Echo of Hope
0600-2400 on  3985 HWA 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0600-2400 on  4885 SEO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0600-2400 on  5995 HWA 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.6003
0600-2400 on  6250 SEO 010 kW / 010 deg to NEAs Korean, alt.6248
0600-2400 on  6350 HWA 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
0600-2400 on  9100 SEO 010 kW / 010 deg to NEAs Korean
Radio Dandal Kura International
0700-0800 on 13810 DHA 250 kW / 255 deg to WeAf Kanuri
Voice of Kashmir
0730-0830 on  6100 DEL 250 kW / 134 deg to SoAs Kashmiri
Voice of Freedom
0900-1500 on  6135 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5920/5940/6020
Republic of Yemen Radio
0900-1800 on 11860 unknown tx / unknown to N/ME Arabic
Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope
1130-1200 on 11570 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong
Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok
1130-1200 on 17860 TAC 100 kW / 122 deg to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun
Voice of Tibet
1200-1210 on 11513 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1210-1230 on 11507 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
Radio Que Me
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri
Radio Free North Korea
1200-1300 on 15630 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean
Radio ERGO
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali
National Unity Radio
1200-1500 on 11550 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean
Echo of Unification
1230-1430 on  3966vCNG 005 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
1230-1430 on  5905 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
1230-1430 on  6250 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
Voice of Tibet
1230-1235 on 15533 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1235-1305 on 15527 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1300-1330 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Chinese Mon
1300-1330 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Tue
1300-1330 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Wed
1300-1330 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1300-1330 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1300-1330 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sat
1300-1330 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sun
Nippon no Kaze
1300-1330 on  9465 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean
1300-1330 on  9900 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean
1300-1330 on  9940 TSH 100 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean
Voice of Tibet
1300-1310 on 11507 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1305-1315 on 15522 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1310-1330 on 11512 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1315-1335 on 15528 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1330-1400 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Mon
1330-1400 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Tue
1330-1400 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Wed
1330-1400 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1330-1400 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1330-1400 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sat
1330-1400 on  5965 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sun
Furusato no Kaze
1330-1400 on  9705 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese
1330-1400 on  9900 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Japanese
1330-1400 on  9950 TSH 100 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese
Voice of Wilderness
1330-1530 on  7625 TAC 100 kW / 070 deg to NEAs Korean
Voice of Tibet
1335-1345 on 15522 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1345-1400 on 15528 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
Denge Kurdistan
1400-1600 on 11600 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
Voice of Tibet
1400-1405 on 15565 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1405-1410 on 15560 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1410-1430 on 15565 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan
Furusato no Kaze
1405-1435 on  7295 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese
1430-1500 on  9450 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Japanese
1430-1500 on  9560 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese
1430-1500 on  9960 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Japanese
Voice of Kashmir
1430-1530 on  6030 DEL 100 kW / non-dir to SoAs Kashmiri
North Korea Reform Radio
1430-1530 on 11570 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean
Radio Tamazuj
1430-1500 on 15150 ISS 250 kW / 138 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1430-1500 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1500-1530 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1500-1530 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
Nippon no Kaze
1500-1530 on  7335 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean
1500-1530 on  9900 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean
1500-1530 on  9975 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Korean
Radio Al-Mukhtar
1500-1558 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Tue
Radio Voice of Adal, inactive at present
1500-1530 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Wed/Sat
Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sat
Living Water Ministry Broadcasting
1500-1600 on  9650 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu
Radio Voice of Adal, inactive at present
1530-1558 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Wed/Sat
Nippon no Kaze
1530-1600 on  7335 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean
1530-1600 on  9685 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean
1530-1600 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Korean
Radio Dabanga
1530-1600 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1530-1600 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
Voice of Martyrs
1530-1700 on  7525 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean
Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1600-1630 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Chinese Mon
1600-1630 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Tue
1600-1630 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Wed
1600-1630 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1600-1630 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1600-1630 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sat
1600-1630 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sun
Furusato no Kaze
1600-1630 on  7335 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Japanese
1600-1630 on  9470 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese
1600-1630 on  9960 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Japanese
Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow
1600-1630 on  7575 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri
Radio Xoriyo Ogaden
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri
Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun
Denge Kurdistan
1600-1930 on 11600 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
Eye Radio
1600-1900 on 17730 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English*
*including other languages Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho
Voice of Freedom
1600-2000 on  6135 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5920/5940/6020
Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1630-1700 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Mon
1630-1700 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Tue
1630-1700 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Wed
1630-1700 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1630-1700 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1630-1700 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sat
1630-1700 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sun
Nippon no Kaze
1630-1700 on  7335 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean
Radio Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa
1630-1658 on 17840 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Tue/Thu/Fri
Furusato no Kaze
1700-1730 on  6155 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Japanese
Dimtse Radio Erena
1700-1730 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Mon-Fri
Voice of Oromo Liberation
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun
Dimtse Radio Erena
1730-1800 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic Mon-Fri
Voice of Oromo Liberation
1730-1800 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed
Dimtse Radio Erena
1700-1800 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sat
1700-1800 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic Sun
Radio Publique Africaine
1800-1830 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf Kirundi
Radio Payem e-Doost
1800-1845 on  7480 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi
Radio Itahuka
1800-1900 on 15420 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to SoAf Kirundi Sat
Radio Dandal Kura International
1800-2100 on 12050 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri
Republic of Yemen Radio
1800-2300 on 11860 JED 050 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic
Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel/Sawtu Linjilia
1830-1858 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde
Radio Publique Africaine
1830-1858 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf French
Denge Kurdistan
1930-2100 on 11600 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
North Korea Reform Radio
2030-2130 on  7500 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean
Voice of Freedom
2100-2400 on  6135 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, alt.5920/5940/6020
Echo of Unification
2230-0030 on  3966vCNG 005 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
2230-0030 on  5905 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
2230-0030 on  6250 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope
2230-2300 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong
Voice of Tibet
2300-2305 on  7492 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
2305-2335 on  7493 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
2335-2400 on  7487 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
Republic of Yemen Radio
2300-2400 on 11860 unknown tx / unknown to N/ME Arabic
 

http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/dx-re-mix-news-1023.html

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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire
Web: http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

Agenda DX 19/08/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
KBS Korean Broadcasting System (servizio spagnolo), Repubblica di Korea (1962)
KBS Korean Broadcasting System, Repubblica di Korea (1953)
CFOK, Alberta, Canada 1370 Khz (1975)
CHQT, Alberta, Canada 880 Khz (1965)
KVAN, Washington 1550 Khz (1963)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Giornata dell'Indipendenza in Afghanistan

venerdì 18 agosto 2017

Media & Tech - 18/08/2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2017


** SPAIN. 17855, August 17 at 1804, no signal again from REE to North America, while 17715 to South America is a JBA carrier, and the other pair, 15390 & 15520 are more audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6604-USB, Aug 18 at 0549, VOLMET for Atlanta, several FL airports, Nassau and Bermuda are all ``missing`` repeated over and over, from New York Radio. Obviously no human is paying attention and as too frequently happens, the automation has failed. Frequency is shared with Gander which should take over at 0550, hopefully more successfully (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1891 monitoring: confirmed Thursday August 17 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9331.6v-CUSB, poor. Next:
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, August 17 at 1807, WRMI with choral music not // 11825 Brother Scare as it is supposed to be at 15-20 UT. At 1809, 9395 // 9455 correctly with Oldies. Yes, at 1859, 11580 still IDs as Radio Africa Network on 21525 (only).

So at 1930 I finally notify: ``Jeff, Have been hearing Radio Africa ``21525`` programming on 11580 all day, as early as 1300 and still 1900 UT. If this is a mistake, perhaps you can get 11580 programming back on 11580 by 2000? 73, Glenn``

But at 2015 next check, 11580 is music and gospel huxter still not // anything, except presumably inaudible 21525. Reply comes from Jeff at 2050:

``Glenn: It's a bad switch on our automation system. It's now being switched manually until the switch is fixed, so programming should be OK``

9395, Aug 18 at 0146, interview in English with someone in New York, presumably RAE correctly.

11580, Aug 18 at 1322, back to BS instead of RAE in French; next check 1358 separate music from 11825, and 1400 into RAE in Spanish for jueves. I advise Jeff, who is probably in South Africa already for HFCC B-17, that the Okeechobee ops need to be vigilant for other anomalies we have noted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Morning of August 18, tropo is up from eastern OK and Arkansas. William Hepburn`s map for 15 UT shows a Level 8 tropo blob in western Arkansas, around a tiny Level 9 spot; progressively less toward us, as usual on the edge of an opening.

Most UHF and hi VHF channels display at least a Bad signal on the Zenith box and/or Sanyo TV. Many otherwise OKC-area good signals are either broken up or bad due to DX interference: RF 7, 13, 15, 17, 27, 29, 33, 46.

OKC low powers are making it: 41 KBZC-LD, 36 KUOK-CD. Also still past 1612 UT, the only NTSC analog, 48 KOCY-LP, with Don Cheto and his prancing girls on Estrella TV.

RF 18, KFSM-DT Fort Smith AR is the only solid DX, as 5-1 with CBS; 5-2 with KXNW-DT, and 5-3 with Antenna TV; weakening during the 15-16 hour (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10024-AM, August 18 at 0540, VP carrier and trace? of modulation? Might be a leapfrog from the 31m band, except one or both would have to be off-frequency, unlikely. Pirate? 

EiBi has one entry on 10024, but never specifying mode, AM or SSB:
``10024 0000-2400 HONDURAS COCESNA Cenamer Control E CAm``
So what is COCESNA? 


``Qué es ACNA? COCESNA es el organismo responsable por la prestación de los Servicios de Navegación Aérea en la Region Centroamericana mediante la Agencia Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea ACNA, la cual nace con la reforma de los Estatutos el 1 de junio de 2001 y se encuentra ubicada físicamente en Tegucigalpa, Honduras, siendo su actual Director el Licenciado Juan Carlos Trabanino, y donde se agrupan los servicios públicos de:
     Control de Tránsito Aéreo
    Telecomunicaciones Aeronáuticas
     Información Aeronáutica
    Radio-ayudas a la Navegación Aérea.
     Actualmente esta Dirección desarrolla importantes proyectos.``

But that still doesn`t explain explicitly what the letters COCESNA stand for! We have to go to The Free Dixionary:
``Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea 
(Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services)``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11802-USB, August 18 at 1434, 2-way in colloquial Spanish INTRUDERS. Mentions ``madre``, no doubt a shortened expletive, much like in English. Kudos on their frequency management, as there are no AM signals bothered on either side, 11800/11805 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1636 UT August 18

SWLDXBulgaria News, August 17-18

GERMANY   Breaking News of New European Shortwave Radio Service.
First antenna tests have taken place on 6160 kHz and the fitting
of the appliances to the transmitting room is well under way.
Thank you for the all the encouraging reports received for our
tests on this channel. Remember: We are on a test phase at the
moment, 3975 kHz will be switched on soon. Our test schedule is
1000-1200 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat
1200-1400 on  3975 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat
1400-1600 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat
1600-1800 on  3975 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat
1800-2000 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat
2000-2200 on  3975 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/breaking-news-of-new-european-shortwave.html

GERMANY   Fair signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on August 18:
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German in AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/fair-signal-of-dwd-deutscher.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz and 9935 kHz, August 17-18:
1800-0900 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3, & off air at 0930
from 1800 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1, no signal Aug.18!
* today relay Proto programa / First program, and no news in other languages.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_18.html

SOUTH KOREA   KBS World Radio in English is carrying out test transmissions next weak
0800-1030 on  9770 KIM 250 kW / 225 deg to SEAs English August 21-23, additional prgr
1400-1600 on  9835^KIM 250 kW / 264 deg to SoAs English August 21-22, instead of 9880
1400-1600 on  9785#KIM 250 kW / 264 deg to SoAs English August 23-24, instead of 9880
1500-1600 on  9515*KIM 250 kW / 285 deg to WeEu English August 21-23, additional prgr
^1400-1600 on 9835 KAJ 100 kW / 093 deg to SEAs Malaysian RTM Sarawak FM
#1400-1527 on 9785 KUN 150 kW / 191 deg to SEAs Thai/Lao China Radio Int.
*1500-1600 on 9515 BEI 100 kW / 163 deg to EaAs Chinese China Nat.Radio-2
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/kbs-world-radio-in-english-is-carrying.html

UNKNOWN   UNIDentified station with African music and talks on August 17:
1830-2020 on  5940 unknown tx / unknown to Af?? unknown lang, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/08/unidentified-station-with-african-music.html

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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire
Web: http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

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#230 Issued on Friday August 18, 2017 at 1530 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation conditions are in a deteriorated state.

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION
80-60 (75-60) meters- poor at night and very poor at day,                                               40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and poor at day,                                                      20-17 (22-16) meters- fair at night and fair at day,                                                       15 (13) meters- poor at night and fair at day,                                                                  12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.
Keep in mind that almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that the 10 (11) meter bands will open via short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial propagation (TEP).
                   
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-
80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,
40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,
20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,
15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,
12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Received RF signal strength scale-
Very Good- +1 over S9 Or Greater
Good- S7-9
Fair- S4-6
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

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

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave propagation conditions.

This means generally poor HF radio wave propagation conditions in the northern hemisphere especially at day and generally good HF radio wave propagation conditions in the southern hemisphere especially at day.

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

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

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This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general public.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary. I also check global HF radio wave propagation conditions via remoted radio receivers around on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if and when necessary.

The hamateur radio JT65A mode RF signal levels received are based on 5 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio PSK31 mode RF signal levels received are based on 25 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio CW mode RF signal levels received are based on 50 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio SSB RF mode signal levels received are based on 100 watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The HF shortwave broadcast band AM Mode RF signal levels are based on 100,000 watts (100 kw) and a typical VOA type curtain array antenna.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Thursday August 17, 2017-

Solar activity was low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at an active geomagnetic level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 78.1 76.7 76.1.                    

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 30.

In 2017 officially there were 56 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately 2 more years,
+/- 1 year, daily SSN's of 0 are occurring now unusually early.

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

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

In 2008 I forecasted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also forecasted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually nonexistent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's. Other than sunspot magnetic polarity it will probably be very difficult to determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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Officially there was 1 earth facing sun spot group (SSG).

Earth facing sunspot group (SSG) #12671 located near N11E37 with a complex beta-gamma-delta magnetic signature capable of producing a small in size C class solar flare, a moderate in size M class solar flare and a large in size X class solar flare.

However during the past 2 days the SSG has been unusually quiet considering that it has such a complex beta-gamma-delta magnetic signature. So maybe we don’t know as much about sunspot formation, growth, and behavior as we would like to believe we do.

There was 0 unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot group (SSG).

There was 0 small in size C class or larger solar flare.

No earth facing coronal mass ejection (CME) related high and mid latitude energetic proton storm occurred (polar cap absorption).

No solar flare related x-ray day side solar fade out (SFO) occurred.

There was no earth facing coronal mass ejection (CME).

There was no earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruption.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was at minor geomagnetic storming conditions to quiet geomagnetic conditions of

3 2 4 5 4 3 3 3.

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

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum planetary A index (Ap) ranged between

39 and 7,

which was at minor geomagnetic storming conditions to quiet geomagnetic conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.
The 24 hour period averaged energetic proton flux was at a background level below 10 MeV.

The 24 hour period averaged background x-ray flux was at B9.55.

The 24 hour period averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's geomagnetic magnetic field was at

+3.17 nT north.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum disturbance storm time index (Dst) ranged between

 -38 and -1 nT.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

560 and 379 km/s.

There was a recurrent very large in size earth facing northern hemisphere coronal hole (CH) #820 (#815).


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

However the solar, space and geomagnetic discussions as well as the HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore the solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussions and HF radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without advanced permission to redistribute this "not for profit"
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science. The forecasts are not official but for educational and hobby
related purposes only and are subject to human error and acts of God,
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