venerdì 23 giugno 2017

Agenda DX 23/06/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Cardenal, Venezuela 1420 Khz (1984)
Radio Azangato, Perù 7043 Khz (1990)
CHWK, British Columbia, Canada 1270 Khz (1927)

giovedì 22 giugno 2017

SWLDXBulgaria June 22

BELGIUM(non)   Reception of Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa via TDF Issoudun, June 22
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/2017/06/reception-of-sagalee-qeerroo-bilisummaa_22.html

FRANCE   Good signal of Radio France International, June 22
0600-0700 on 11905 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/good-signal-of-radio-france.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Taiwan International via TDF Issoudun, June 22
1700-1800 on 11955 ISS 500 kW / 055 deg to EaEu Russian, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/radio-taiwan-international-via-tdf.html

GERMANY(non)   The special show of Radio MiAmigo on Sunday June 25, 2017:
1700-1900 on 11845 ERV 100 kW / 305 deg WeEu or KLL 001 kW / 120&300 CeEu
Thank you Ron O Quinn. Hello to all Radio Mi Amigo International friends,
After 57 years in radio business Ron is hanging up his "Rockn-Roll-shoes"
Radio Mi Amigo International presents his very last live broadcast on the
airwaves with a special show remembering his career and each jock saying
a special "thank you" and of course you will hear the 'boss-jock' himself
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/special-broadcast-of-radio-miamigo-on.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via MBR Issoudun on June 22
1430-1500 on 13680 ISS 500 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Persian, strong:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-mbr-issoudun.html

JAPAN(non)   Reception of JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze on June 22
1600-1700 on  6090*YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu, fair
* co-ch same  6090 GDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Amharic Radio Amhara
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-jsr-shiokaze-sea-breeze-on_22.html

NUMBERS STATION   E11 Oblique vs RAE Argentina via WRMI, June 22
1300-1303 on 11581*unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode
*QRM AM mode 11580 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu French RAE tx#09
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/numbers-station-e11-oblique-vs-rae.html

PHILIPPINES   Radio Teos in Buriyatian via FEBC Manila on June 22:
1500-1600 on 11650 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Russian/Buriyatian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/radio-teos-in-russian-and-buriyatian.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Good signal of End Times Coming via SPL Secretbrod on June 22
1801-1830 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Ex-Catholics For Christ
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/good-signal-of-end-times-coming-via-spl.html

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey in Chinese, instead of Bulgarian on June 22:
1100-1125 on  7210 EMR 250 kW / 290 deg to SEEu Chinese, not Bulgarian
1100-1155 on 15240 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to EaAs Chinese, as scheduled:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/voice-of-turkey-in-chinese-instead-of.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Radio ERGO via BaBcoCk Dhabayya on June 22:
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali, weak to fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-radio-ergo-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Dhabayya, June 22
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun, good with big hum
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_22.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BaBcoCk Tashkent on June 22:
1400-1430 on 11935 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs English, very weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-babcock_22.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BaBcoCk Dhabayya on June 22
1515-1600 on 11775.1 DHA 250 kW / 060 deg to SoAs Urdu, weak to fair
*plus QRM on 11770 URU 050 kW / 230 deg to EaAs Chinese PBS Xinjiang
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-babcock_14.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Dhabayya on June 22
1600-1630 on 11655 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Afar
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/feba-radio-via-babcock-dhabayya-on-june.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan, June 22
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, good/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_22.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Taiwan International via BaBcoCk Woofferton, June 22
1900-2000 on  3955 WOF 250 kW / 114 deg to WeEu French & off at 1905UT
1900-2000 on  6185 WOF 250 kW / 082 deg to WeEu German, fair to good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/radio-taiwan-international-via-babcock.html

USA(non)   Voice of America via Vatican again in Somali, instead of English, June 22
1630-1700 on 15180 SMG 250 kW / 146 deg to EaAf VOA SOMALI, instead English Mon-Fri:
// frequency 11985 MEY 100 kW / 000 deg to EaAf English South Sudan in Focus Mon-Fri
// frequency 13750 DHA 250 kW / 255 deg to EaAf English South Sudan in Focus Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/voice-of-america-via-vatican-again-in.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok via RED Telecom Tashkent, June 22
1130-1200 on 17860 TAC 100 kW / 122 deg to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun, very weak, JBA:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/voice-of-khmer-mchas-srok-via-red_22.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Frequency change of Voice of Martyrs via RED Telecom on June 22:
1530-1700 NF  7525 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean/English, very weak, ex 7510
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/frequency-change-of-voice-of-martyrs.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 #173

HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS-

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION
80-60 (75-60) meters- poor to fair at night and very poor at Greetings to my hamateur radio and SWL friends around the globe:

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#173 Issued on Thursday June 22, 2017 at 1600 UTC

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).

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation conditions are improving but may begin deteriorating in the next 1-2 days.

day,

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

20-17 (22-15) meters- fair to good at night and poor to fair at day,

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

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

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


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

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

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

20-17 (22-15) meters- very poor at night and good at day,

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

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

10 (11) meters- very poor at night and 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


This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is based on the NSA_Cap HF radio wave propagation prediction software.

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.

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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

Wednesday June 21, 2017-

Solar activity was low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at a quiet level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 74.1 73.7 73.8.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 35.

In 2017 officially there were 42 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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There were 3 newly risen and/or emerged official sun spot groups (SSG).

SSG #12662 located near N12W37 with a simple alpha magnetic signature.

SSG #12663 located near N14W85 with a simple alpha magnetic signature that was in the process of setting around the west limb of the sun.

SSG #12664 located near N13E62 with a simple alpha magnetic signature.

There was no unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot group (SSG).

No earth facing C class or larger solar flare occurred.

No energetic proton related day side high latitude solar fade out (SFO) (also related polar cap absorption) occurred.

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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 quiet geomagnetic conditions of

0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2.

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

7 and 0,

which was at 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 B1.55.

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

+4.55 nT south.

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

 -17 and +9 nT.

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

368 and 255 km/s.

There was a directly earth facing (geoeffective) northern hemisphere coronal hole (CH), #809. It had grown southward and could possibly impact earth’s geomagnetic field in a negative manner in 1-2 days.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space
Environment Center, other U.S. government 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.

SWLDXBulgaria June 21-22

AUSTRIA   Strong signal of Oesterreichischer Rundfunk, June 22
0500-0620 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Mon-Fri
0500-0610 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/strong-signal-of-oesterreichischer.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Publique Africaine via TDF Issoudun, June 21
1800-1858 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf Kirundi/French, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-radio-publique-africaine_22.html

GERMANY(non)   Good signal of Voice of Adal via MBR Issoudun, June 21
1500-1530 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Wed/Sat
1530-1558 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Wed/Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/good-signal-of-voice-of-adal-via-mbr_22.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on June 21
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Oromo Wed, strong + weak jamming
1730-1800 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed, strong+weak jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_22.html

GERMANY(non)   Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun on June 21:
1830-1900 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, weak to fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/lutheran-world-federationvoice-of_22.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Japan NHK World via MBR Nauen, June 22
0430-0500 on  6165 NAU 125 kW / 085 deg to EaEu Russian, very strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-radio-japan-nhk-world-via.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz and 9935 kHz, June 21
1730&2200 on  9420*AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
1930&2000 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
*till 1805 on 9420 LIN 100 kW / 298 deg to EaAs Uyg.CNR-13
From 2002UT frequency announcement: 9420/9935 to WeEu/ENAm
11645 to NoAf, but last one frequency is inactive in A-17.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/voice-of-greece-on-9420-khz-and-9935_22.html

IRAN vs.BELGIUM(non)   VIRI IRIB vs.BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting, June 21
1430-1730 on  9650 ZAH 500 kW / 289 deg to NEAf Arabic Daily VIRI IRIB / PARS TODAY
1500-1600 on  9650 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Tu-Th Living Water Ministry:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/viri-irib-vsbrb-living-water-ministry_22.html

SOUTH KOREA(non)   KBS World Radio via BaBcoCk & TDF, June 21
1900-2000 on  6145 WOF 300 kW / 172 deg to WeEu French, good
2000-2100 on  5950 ISS 250 kW / 182 deg to NWAf French, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-kbs-world-radio-via.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of BBC World Service Midwinter’s Day program on June 21:
2130-2200 on  5985 WOF 300 kW / 184 deg to Antarctica English special px, good
2130-2200 on  6035 DHA 250 kW / 203 deg to Antarctica English special px, weak
2130-2200 on  7360 ASC 250 kW / 207 deg to Antarctica English special px, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-bbc-world-service.html

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 1 on June 21:
1900-2000 on 17815 HRI 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
2000-2100 on 17815 HRI 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English Mon-Sat religious pxs
2200-2300 on  9505 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-world-harvest-radio_22.html


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

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

Automotive industry embraces DAB+ radio

Over 4.6 million new cars with DAB sold in 2016, across eight key European markets and Australia 21 June 2017, Munich, Germany: Today in Munich at the 2017 WorldDAB Automotive event, speakers from automotive manufacturers, regulators and the broadcast industry gathered to discuss the growing adoption of DAB radio in the car.  

The event also saw the announcement of results from research WorldDAB and its members have undertaken into the digital radio user experience in cars, a first of its kind study.  

The adoption of DAB radio in cars :

In 2016, 4.6 million new cars were sold with DAB across Germany, France, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland Denmark and Australia – up nearly 40% on 2015.  
In Norway 98% of new cars are fitted with DAB as standard, with the UK at 87% and Switzerland at 66% all three markets are leading the push for drivers to go digital. In the second wave of European markets, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, DAB is fitted as standard in a growing number of vehicles. 

“With Norway in the process of switching off national FM services and Switzerland starting its Digital Switchover in 2020, it’s more important than ever for the automotive industry to fully embrace DAB radio,” said Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB. “Our message to the automotive industry today is that all cars should have both FM and digital radio capabilities, delivering the best experience for drivers across the continent.”   

Across Europe there is a growing recognition by national and European policymakers, media regulators and public and commercial broadcasters that DAB digital radio is the future core platform for radio. 

Speaking on behalf of the European Digital Radio Association, Helwin Lesch, EDRA Board Member said:   

“Drivers should be able to listen to their favourite stations on the move and across borders. Our members represent over 300 stations that reach more than 130 million people each day and it’s clear that DAB digital radio is the core future platform for radio. Our members and the automotive industry continue to work together on delivering the best possible experience to drivers across Europe. As DAB becomes the natural choice for consumers we want Europe to embrace it and manufacturers to offer DAB alongside FM in sets and vehicles, just as they did for AM and FM, and at a price which is attractive to the consumer." 

German highlights: 

The event saw a particular focus on developments in Germany.  Population coverage has now hit 96% and in February 2017, Dorothee Bär, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, published the Digital Radio Action Plan.  


https://www.worlddab.org/system/news/documents/000/007/886/original/Auto17_PR_FINAL.pdf?1498028885

Reception of BBC World Service Midwinter’s Day program, June 21

U.K.(non)   Reception of BBC World Service Midwinter’s Day program, June 21:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-bbc-world-service.html

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73!
Ivo Ivanov

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

Weekly Forecasts Bulletin

Solar activity forecast for the period June 23 - June 29, 2017


Activity level: mostly very low to low
X-ray background flux (1.0-8.0 A): in the range A5.0-B1.0
Radio flux (10.7 cm): a fluctuation in the range 69-82 f.u.
Events: class C (0-5/period), class M (0/period), class X (0/period), proton (0/period)
Relative sunspot number (Ri): in the range 11-60

Martina Exnerova & Tomas Blaha
RWC Prague, Astronomical Institute, Solar Dept., Ondrejov, Czech Republic
e-mail: sunwatch(at)asu.cas.cz

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period June 23 - June 29, 2017


Quiet: Jun 27 - 28
Unsettled: Jun 23 - 25, 29
Active:    Jun 23 - 24
Minor storm: 0
Major storm: 0
Severe storm: 0

Geomagnetic activity summary:
Coming the nearest three days, we expect an active episode. Nevertheless,
the local K-index should stay at level 4 (active conditions under minor
storm). Since June 25, we expect decrease of geomagnetic activity to
unsettled level only,  and, since Tuesday, June 27, quiet to unsettled
level.

Tomas Bayer
RWC Prague
Institute of Geophysics of the ASCR, Prague
Department of Geomagnetism
Budkov observatory (BDV)

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period June 23 - July 18, 2017


Geomagnetic field will be:
quiet on June 27, July 4 - 5
mostly quiet on June 28 - 29, July 1, 3, 7, 17
quiet to unsettled June 26, July 2, 6, 12, 18
quiet to active on June 25, 30, July 9 - 11, 15
active to disturbed on June (23 - 24,) July (8,) 13 - 14, 16

Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected
on June (26 - 27), July (8,) 9 - 17, (18)

Remark:
- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement and/or
lower reliability of prediction.

F. K. Janda, OK1HH
Czech Propagation Interested Group
OK1HH compiling weekly forecasts since January 1978
e-mail: ok1hh(at)rsys.cz

Agenda DX 22/06/2017

mercoledì 21 giugno 2017

Glenn Hauser logs June 20-21, 2017

** ALASKA. 11885 // 11870, June 21 at 1205, KNLS English once again doubling up only a sesquidekakHz apart, instead of one on 7355; 1307 ``New Life Station`` ID. About equal, fading around S6. At 1315, Chinese still on 11885 much stronger than // 9655. I suppose they are on different azimuths, of which KNLS has four available, thanks to slewing at 15-degree intervals: 270, 285, 300 and 315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA [non]. I don`t expect to get much of it directly here, but in case you haven`t heard about it, the annual BBCWS special to Antarcticans is imminent, June 21 at 2130-2200 on 5985 Woofferton UK, 6035 UAE, and 7360 Ascension. Via Harald Kuhl, BDXC-UK, a notice about it but lacking these significant details:
https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/midwinters-day-2017/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, June 21 at 1400, RAE via WRMI, opening Spanish still as ``primera edición`` on 5950 at 2200 UT June 20. By now there should be a ``segunda edición`` available to broadcast, if not a primera for this day. It seems RAE announcer is still unaware of this transmission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BENIN. Benin in on 1566 MW --- From 0353 past 0412 June 21 I had a JBA carrier on 1566 looping about 80 degrees, which fits for TWR`s 100 kW transmitter. Tnx to tip from guys in western Canada (Don Moman, AB and Nick Hall-Patch, BC) who were hearing 1566 before and after 0500 last night. WRTH says TWR morning schedule is 0315-0545. No other splits audible here in the 1500s (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, and welcome to Summer! 0433 UT June 21 as amended, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, June 21 at 0406, this RHC is OFF; English still on 6000, and Spanish 6060 also on, but not enough to make a leapfrog onto 6230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 17690, June 21 at 1424, poor S9 signal sounds like hymn, then just pop music; 1430 widely-spaced 3 or 4 pip timesignal ending 2 seconds late, Radio Farda ID and presumed news. HFCC shows 0930-1530, 100 kW, 85 degrees from Biblis, GERMANY (but also registered on 17690 at 1200-1600 ``for tests`` is imaginary Algerian 300 kW).

Via David Cole, here`s a rather critical opinion in the WSJ:
https://www.wsj.com/article_email/in-iran-radio-liberty-doesnt-live-up-to-its-name-1497213690-lMyQjAxMTI3MTExMjUxNDIwWj/ 
Well, of course it doesn`t, since Farda means Tomorrow, not Liberty! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1882 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday June 20 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 & 15770. This time the two are about equal F-G level, but different modulation quality: ``fuller`` on 9455 than 15770. Also confirmed Tue June 20 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330+v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wednesday June 22 at 1315 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 vs my hi line noise level. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, June 21 at 0403, WWCR is open carrier/dead air. Unfortunately there`s still Brother HyStairical nearby on 3185 WWRB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105 & 9930, June 20 at 2005, these WTWWs are still AWOL, while 9475 only remains (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, June 21 at 1424, no signal from KVOH, yet several on 16m from Eurasia: Germany, Saudi Arabia, and on 17770 Turkey. Retune at 1426 now there`s an S8 on 17775 from KVOH, so just turned on, or MUF popped up from the west? Usual wobble upon carrier, still notable after 1800 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1570, June 21 at 0358 UT, long string of FM translator IDs including some in AR and KS; no doubt it`s Bott network station KBCV, Hollister MO (Springfield address), 5000/3000 U4 whose own translator is K280FP on 103.9 per NRC AM Log --- at the moment atop XERF without really trying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 93.5, June 21 at 1520 UT, ``Number one new music station, Power 93.5``, i.e. KDGS Andover KS near Wichita, 15 kW, 114 m HAAT. There is supposed to be a sporadic E opening thru the entire FM band, but not reaching here --- instead enhanced area tropo from KS and OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This is report dispatched at 2026 UT June 21

SWLDXBulgaria June 21

EGYPT   Unidentified station with Egyptian music on June 21
0900-0920 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to UNID, weak/fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_21.html

GERMANY   Weak/fair signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst, June 21
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German in AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/weakfair-signal-of-dwd-deutscher.html

GERMANY   Very weak signal of Radio der Dokumenta 14 on June 21
1400-1800 on 15560 KLL 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu English/various
The next broadcast of Radio der Dokumenta 14 will be on June 22
1800-2200 on 15560 KLL 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu English/various
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/very-weak-signal-of-radio-der-dokumenta.html

GUAM   Poor&weak signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, June 21
1430-1500 on  9975 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to SoAs English Mon-Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/poor-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio.html

INDIA   Unscheduled broadcast of All India Radio in English on June 21:
0830-1135 on 11620*DEL 250 kW / 334 deg to SoAs Urdu, as scheduled A-17
1135-1140 on 11620*DEL 250 kW / 334 deg to SoAs English, bad modulation
* co-ch same 11620 XIA 500 kW / 073 deg to EaAs Japanese CRI from 10UTC
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/unscheduled-broadcast-of-all-india.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 in 10MHz&9MHz, June 21:
0555-0650 on 10345 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri, good
0655-0750 on  9330 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-cuban-spy-numbers-hm01-in_21.html

NUMBERS STATION   S06s Russian Lady in 31mb & 25mb, June 21:
0820-0826 on  9485 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB
0830-0836 on 11565 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-31mb.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman in English on June 21:
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-in_21.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio, Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Moosbrunn, June 21
0800-0830 on 15260 MOS 100 kW / 115 deg to N/ME Arabic, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/feba-radio-radio-sama-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Dhabayya on June 21:
1200-1230 on 15215.1 DHA 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAs Tibetan, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_21.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Tashkent on June 21
1430-1500 on  9500 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Hindi Wed-Sun, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_27.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan on June 21:
1600-1630 on 12125 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Guragena Mon-Wed
1600-1630 on 12125 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Amharic Thu-Sun
1630-1700 on 12125 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Amharic Daily
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_4.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio, Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Woofferton on June 21
1700-1830 on 15260 WOF 250 kW / 105 deg to N/ME Arabic, very strong:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/feba-radio-radio-sama-via-babcock_21.html

USA   Weak signal and open carrier / dead air of WWCR-1 on 15795 kHz on June 21:
0900-1000 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English Dly various rlg programs
1000-1034 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English today with open carrier*
1034-1100 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri Brother StairTOM
1100-1115 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English Dly various rlg programs
1115-1130 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu Arabic Mon-Fri religious program
1130-1145 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu Russian Mon-Fri, Focus on Family
1145-1200 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English Dly various rlg programs
* dead air, instead of Brother HySTAIRical The Overcomer Ministry Monday-Friday:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/weak-signal-and-open-carrierdead-air-of.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 #172

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#172 Issued on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 1630 UTC

((((((((((The astronomical summer/winter solstice began today July 21, 2017 at 1624 UTC.))))))))))

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).

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation conditions are improving.

HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS-

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION
80-60 (75-60) meters- poor to fair at night and very poor at day,

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

20-17 (22-15) meters- fair to good at night and poor to fair at day,

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

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

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


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

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

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

20-17 (22-15) meters- very poor at night and good at day,

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

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

10 (11) meters- very poor at night and 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


This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is based on the NSA_Cap HF radio wave propagation prediction software.

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.

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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

Tuesday June 20, 2017-

Solar activity was low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at a quiet level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 74.1 74.4 73.9.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 34.

In 2017 officially there were 42 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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There were 3 newly risen and/or emerged official sun spot groups (SSG).

SSG #12662 located near N12W23 with a simple alpha magnetic signature.

SSG #12663 located near N13W71 with a simple alpha magnetic signature.

Newly risen SSG #12664 located near N13E63 with a slightly complex beta magnetic signature capable of producing small in size C class solar flares.


There was 1 unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot groups (SSG) located near

N01W11.

No earth facing C class or larger solar flare occurred.

No energetic proton related day side high latitude solar fade out (SFO) (also related polar cap absorption) occurred.

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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 quiet geomagnetic conditions of

0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.

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

5 and 0,

which was at 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 A9.33.

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

-1.26 nT south.

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

 -3 and +9 nT.

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

381 and 300 km/s.

There was a newly emerged earth facing northern hemisphere coronal hole (CH), #809. It was possibly too far north to impact Earth’s geomagnetic field in a negative manner. However it seems to be growing southward and may ultimately become directly (geoeffective) earth facing and impact earth’s geomagnetic field in a negative manner.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space
Environment Center, other U.S. government 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 - 21/06/2017

BBC World Service Midwinter’s Day program, June 21

BBC World Service Midwinter’s Day 2017 program on June 21:
2130-2200 on 5985 Woofferton, 6035 Dhabayya, 7360 Ascension
Same frequencies in 2016, but today until 2200, in 2016 till 2145!


--
73!
Ivo Ivanov

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

SWLDXBulgaria June 20-21

ETHIOPIA   Voice of Democratic Alliance and Radio Ethiopia on June 20
Voice of Democratic Alliance
1500-1600 on  7236.6vGDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Tigrinya/Afar
Radio Ethiopia
1600-1800 on  7236.7vGDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Arabic, not English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/voice-of-democratic-alliance-and-radio.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz and 9935 kHz on June 20-21:
1815-0657 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3 & off
1915-0656 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#1 & off
*including 3 mins news bulletin in Arabic 0653UT, Serbian 0656UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/voice-of-greece-on-9420-khz-and-9935_21.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E11 Oblique in 25mb, June 20
1925-1928 on 11581 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-25mb-june-20.html

U.K.(non)   Temporarily Radio Dandal Kura Int via BaBcoCk from June 20 is:
1800-1900 on 12050.1 DHA 250 kW / 270 deg to WeAf Kanuri, ex ASC / 065 deg
1900-2100 on 12050.0 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri, ex 1800-2100 UTC
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/temporarily-radio-dandal-kura-int-via.html

U.K.(non)   Special transmission of Furusato no Kaze via BaBcoCk Tamshui:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/special-transmission-of-furusato-no.html


--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

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

Norwegian National FM Networks Continue Shutdowns

On June 16, P4 and Radio Norway shut down FM transmitters in Telemark, Buskerud, Hedmark and Oppland. Public broadcaster NRK had already done so, on April 26.

On June 21, NRK will shut down FM in the counties of Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, Rogaland, Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane. P4 and Radio Norway will continue on FM in those same counties until Sept. 15.

The Norwegian Parliament decided previously that major cities will no longer have access to FM transmission, “for fear that they might take listeners from NRK and the other national channels,” according to radionytt.no  

The vast majority of local stations in Norway do continue to transmit on FM; around 200 local radio stations have licenses to transmit on FM to until Dec. 31 of 2021. It is not certain what will happen with the FM after that date. 

In 2017, the NRK, P4 and Radio Norway will disappear from the FM band in all counties in Norway. On Sept. 20 NRK will shut down its FM transmitters in Oslo, Akershus, Østfold and Vestfold, while P4 and Radio Norway, as well as the major local stations in big cities, will shut down on Dec. 8. The final phase of national FM “extinction” happens on Dec. 13, when P4 Broadcasting Corp. and Radio Norway goe off the air in Troms and Finnmark.

The consequences for over-the-air broadcasting are unclear in Norway. “So far...the players [broadcasters] slightly disagree with how the figures should be interpreted. What is clear is that radio listening has declined and this has particularly affected the major channels. On the other hand, local stations received more listeners in those areas where the national radio has already been extinguished,” according to the same article.

Managers of the national channels thinks it is natural that listening goes down somewhat and strongly believe that listeners will pick up again as people acquire DAB radios. In-car is still the major challenge: Latest reports show that there are still two million cars that do not have DAB radio in Norway.   


http://www.radiomagonline.com/around-the-world/0020/norwegian-national-fm-networks-continue-shutdowns/38989

Armstrong Tower Could Be Test Site for DRM on Shortwave Bands

LOS ANGELES — In our e-newsletter, we cover all manner of digital transmissions of radio, including streaming/mobile, HD Radio, DAB and, though not as frequently, the other digital radio standard known as Digital Radio Mondiale.  Let’s get caught up on the DRM news front.

At the annual meeting of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters, the topic of DRM receivers was of great importance:

  • Jerome Hirigoyen spoke about three different receiver types: a portable, a dongle and a shipboard unit. A prototype of one of the solutions was available for inspection.
  • George Ross of Transworld Radio shared information on the current status of the PantronX Titus II receiver. He believes production units of this Android tablet-based solution available within a couple of weeks.
  • The Gospell GR-216 table top receiver was also mentioned.
Of interest in the U.S. is the recent application of Turms Tech LLC to broadcast DRM from New Jersey toward Europe and the Middle East. Specifically, they plan on using the Armstrong tower, just west and north of New York City, with yagi-type antennas, generating an ERP of 10 kW on 9.65 and 15.45 MHz.

From DRM news we learn that during May and June of 2017, experimental DRM transmissions were resumed by Brazilian Public Broadcaster (EBC) from the Rodeador Park, where the Rádio Nacional transmission facility is located. Different antennas and frequencies were tested, and reception reports from places more than 1000km away were received. The transmissions are being carried by Brazilian Digital Radio Association (ABRADIG) in partnership with EBC. The intention of these low power transmissions is to raise awareness of the DRM digital radio system for the broadcasters and the new government towards its adoption as a national standard and to enable permanent high-power DRM transmissions from EBC.

In a recent posting in our newsletter, we described a DRM test carried out on Batam island, adjacent to Singapore. More details of the test are now forthcoming. The existing FM transmitter is on 105.1 MHz and DRM was placed at 105.25 MHz. The current analog transmitter chosen for the demo has a power of 5kW, but 2.5 kW was used for simulcast mode (FM and DRM) with only 0.2KW of DRM power.

The DRM signal power was thus 11 dB below the analog FM. The mode used was DRM Mode E (DRM+), 4 QAM and the protection level PL-1. The content available during the demo was 2 audio services (16 kbit and 17.7 kbit/s) and Journaline service. For mobile reception, the predicted coverage area was calculated to be within 40 dBuV/m contour. 

“Both the indoor and mobile reception were excellent and no interference was noted to the neighboring FM stations at 105.1MHz and 105.5 MHz,” according to DRM news.

http://www.radiomagonline.com/around-the-world/0020/armstrong-tower-could-be-test-site-for-drm-on-shortwave-bands/38988

Agenda DX 21/06/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Excelsior da Bahia, Brasile 840 Khz (1944)
La Voz de los Caras, Ecuador 4795 Khz (1946)

martedì 20 giugno 2017

SWLDXBulgaria June 20

Dear readers/user of SWLDXBulgaria, Please vote in a poll on our blog:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/ to the right. Thanks in advance, Ivo

BELGIUM(non)   Reception of Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa via TDF Issoudun, June 20
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/2017/06/reception-of-sagalee-qeerroo-bilisummaa_20.html

CHINA vs.TAIWAN   China National Radio-1 Jamming vs.Xi Wang Zhi Sheng, June 20
1229&1259 on 15800 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs Chinese China National Radio-1
0000-1700 on 15800 UNID .1 kW / non-dir to EaAs Chinese SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/china-national-radio-1-jamming-vsxi.html

CHINA   China National Radio-1 Jamming vs. Empty channel 17580 kHz on June 20:
1400-1500 on 17580 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs Chinese China National Radio-1
1400-1500 on 17580 nothing in HFCC Database, nothing in Aoki, nothing in Eibi.
A-17 on 17580
2330-1200 on 17580 LIN 100 kW / 286 deg to EaAs Chinese China National Radio-1
1100-1200 on 17580 BAU 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm Spanish Radio Habana Cuba
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/china-national-radio-1-jamming-vs-empty.html

GERMANY   Weak to fair signal of Radio der Dokumenta 14, June 20
1000-1400 on 15560 KLL 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu English/various
The next broadcast of Radio der Dokumenta 14 will be on June 21
1400-1800 on 15560 KLL 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu English/various
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/weak-to-fair-signal-of-radio-der.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Al-Mukhtar via MBR Issoudun on June 20
1500-1558 on 15205*ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Tue, godd signal
*from 1551UT 15205 RIY 500 kW / 320 deg to WeEu Holy Quran Radio Riyadh
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-radio-al-mukhtar-via-mbr_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun, June 20
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, fair/good
Transmission are jammed by Ethiopia with fair white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_20.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 8 of 9 languages on 9420kHz, June 20
0500-1130 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3 & off
NO SIGNAL on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu or alt.11645tx#1
* including nx in Arabic 0651UT & in Serbian 0654UT. From 0707UT
frequency announcement: 9420 and 9935 to WeEu/ENAm,11645 to NoAf
But frequency 11645 is not active from beginning of summer A-17.
Extra news today in Spanish 0805-0810UT, in Russian 0906-0909UT,
in Romanian 1005-1009UT and Polish/Albanian 1052-1100UT. VOG/ERT
First Program 1100-1130UT & off. No English program 1200-1203UT.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/voice-of-greece-in-8-of-9-languages-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   S06s Russian Lady in 41mb & 25mb, June 20:
0730-0736 on  7365 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB
0740-0746 on 11655 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-41mb_20.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Dimtse Radio Erena via BaBcoCk SPL is back, June 20
1700-1730 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Mon-Fri
1730-1800 on 11965 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic Mon-Fri
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
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/dimtse-radio-erena-via-babcock-spl-is.html
and please deleted this:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/broadcast-of-dimtse-radio-erena-via-spl.html

SPAIN   Open carrier, probably from Radio Exterior de España, June 20
1230&1330 on 15520 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME, dead air & continues
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/open-carrier-probably-from-radio_20.html

USA   Poor signal of World Harvest Radio Int. WHRI Angel 1, June 20
0900-1000 on 12015 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English Sun-Fri
1000-1030 on 12015 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/poor-signal-of-world-harvest-radio-int.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 #171

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#171 Issued on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at 1600 UTC

We are now 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 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).

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-
HF radio wave propagation conditions are improving.


HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS-

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION

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



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



20-17 (22-15) meters- fair to good at night and poor to fair at day,



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


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



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



SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

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



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



20-17 (22-15) meters- very poor at night and good at day,



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



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


10 (11) meters- very poor at night and 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


This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is based on the NSA_Cap HF radio wave propagation prediction software.

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.

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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

Monday June 19, 2017-

Solar activity was very low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at a quiet level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 73.8 73.6 73.8.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 26.

In 2017 officially there were 42 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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There were 2 newly risen and/or emerged official sun spot groups (SSG).

SSG #12662 located near N12W11 with a simple alpha magnetic signature.

SSG #12663 located near N13W57 with a slightly complex beta magnetic signature capable of producing small in size C class solar flares.

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

S08W37,
N17 W37.

No earth facing C class or larger solar flare occurred.

No highly energetic proton day side high latitude solar fade out (SFO) (also called polar cap absorption) occurred.

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

There no earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruption.

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

1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0.

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

7 and 0,

which was at 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 B5.08.

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

+0.61 nT north.

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

 -12 and +3 nT.

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

523 and 354 km/s.

There was a newly emerged earth facing northern hemisphere coronal hole (CH), #809. It was probably too far north to impact Earth’s geomagnetic field in a negative manner in future days.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space
Environment Center, other U.S. government 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 June 19-20, 2017

** ALASKA. 11885, June 19 at 1314, KNLS back on wrong(?) frequency again in Chinese at S8, much stronger than // 9655 JBA. By now 11870 is off. So in the 12-13 hour, was English again on both 11870 & 11885?

Recheck June 20 at 1258: 11885 is not on, and 11870 is just finishing with song, 1259 open carrier, off at 1301*. 9655 can be heard from *1300 with KNLS IS before Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Monday June 19 at 1319, RAE in French via WRMI during `Actualité DX` about DW broadcasts to Afghanistan, outro at 1323 as ``tous les samedis``, pas vendredis, not lundis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, June 20 at 0601, CHU reactivated after a few days off this frequency, to replace antenna cable? Also audible on // 3330-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. RF channel A2, 55.25v MHz video, June 19 at 1614 UT, another rare glimpse of some NTSC DX, during sporadic E opening, which on 6m almost spans Ontario to Oklahoma. It`s a YL anchor in center frame, and a letter graphic, I think in English, gone again. And no audio. 

This fits for the EDT noon news on both Global and CTV networks, but per 6m map more likely from CIII-TV-2, 100 kW ERP in Bancroft ON, which is Global; rather than CHBX-TV, Sault Ste. Marie, 100 kW with CTV. These are the only two known remaining non-DTV channel 2 full power TV stations in eastern Canada, both at easy E-skip range from here and seen many times before. Another flash of video attained at 1634, but can`t tell what. Global news is for half an hour, then ET Canada, while CTV news takes a full hour. My antenna is still aimed at OKC, so anything from Ontario is way off to the side.

Bancroft is a small town of 3K+ which must have been chosen as a good spot for a satellite TV station relay covering a large rural area, centered about halfway between Ottawa and Barrie, or between Trenton and Algonquin Provincial Park. 1937 km / 1204 statute miles from Enid.

My analog Zenith 12-inch TV set will lock into video only on peaks, otherwise, horizontal hold is lost, with diagonal lines at least tipping off that a signal is trying to come in. Earlier sets had accessible HH adjustments. This one on the back has pots for contrast and black level, and a third hole for HH but requires a tool to reach it. Besides, if I started messing with it, might be out of whack when a full signal infade. I still put in very long hours of monitoring nothing but snow on this set next to it while at the computer, and there is any Es activity. Also checking RF channel 48 when there is any tropo, but no sign of KOCY-LP OKC since last reported weeks ago with transmitter cutting off and on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.274, June 20 at 0607, undermodulated music on carrier wavering a bit and way off-frequency as usual: Alcaraván Radio reactivated after missing a week or two during random evening chex; also with sporadic ``running water`` ute QRM as usual against this frequency. JBA carrier on 6010+, likely Brasil rather than sibling HJDH, which would be weaker than 5910v, but not that weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, UT Monday June 19 at 0624, RHC with Arnie Coro still speaking, so `DXers Unlimited` lasting longer than the :09-:23v span I had in DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS. Tho S9, 6000 is just barely modulated (JBM) as too often the case. 6060 and 6100 are OK, while 6145 is also undermodulated, but better than 6000. 5040 is off during this final repeat English hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Heavy tropo around here the morning of June 20, at 1455 UT, lots of BAD DTV signals on UHF, but nothing DX decoding. One OKC local is unusually breaking up, implying DX QRM: KOKH RF 24. Consulting W9WI.com for possible sources: low powers in Ardmore OK, Tulsa OK (why would KTUL, virtual 8, have an extra transmitter here, in addition to RF 10?); Dallas and several other TX towns; megawatts in Houston and Abilene (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1882 monitoring: confirmed Monday June 19 at 2330, on WBCQ 9330.00v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 20 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good. Next:
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v, UT Monday June 19 at 0628, WBCQ again with `The Other Side of Midnight` far-out conspiracy talkshow, now apparently UT Sun & Mon at 0400-0700. Other nights not on air this late; at 0700 IDs for WBCQ and WXME 780, which is WBCQ`s AM station in Maine, so evidently just adding SW // for this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, June 20 at 0605, WWCR starting `Real Radio`, with QRM on hi side sounding like pulse jamming; evitable by switching to LSB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1722 UT June 20

Media & Tech - 20/06/2017

SWLDXBulgaria June 19

BANGLADESH   Very weak signal of Bangladesh Betar, June 19
1745-1900 on 13580 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/very-weak-signal-of-bangladesh-betar.html

BELGIUM(non)   Reception of Eye Radio via Alyx&Yeyi TDF Issoudun on June 19
1600-1900 on 17730 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English/other, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-eye-radio-via-alyx-tdf_19.html

GERMANY   Very weak signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst, June 19
1200-1228 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German in AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/06/very-weak-signal-of-dwd-deutscher.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz and 9935 kHz, June 19
1825&2002 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
1855&2002 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/greece-voice-of-greece-on-9420-khz-and.html

INDONESIA   Reception of Voice of Indonesia on June 19
1700-1800 on  9525.95v JAK 250 kW / 290 deg to WeEu Spanish
1800-1900 on  9525.95v JAK 250 kW / 290 deg to WeEu German
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-voice-of-indonesia-on-june.html

KUWAIT   Ministry of Information, Radio Kuwait in English on June 19
1754-1800 on 15540 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Urdu, unscheduled px
1800-2100 on 15540 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, good signal
1830&2050 on 15540 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, nx bulletin
2100-2111 on 15540 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Arabic, unscheduled:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/ministry-of-information-radio-kuwait-in_19.html

OMAN   R.Sultanate of Oman/The Nation Station/Oman FM 90.4 MHz on June 19:
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, fair/good signal.
At 1430UT was given frequency announcement of all FM transmitters in Oman.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/radio-sultanate-of-omanthe-nation.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical TOM via SPL Secretbrod:
1805-2032 on 11590 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Daily
1830-2029 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf English Daily
1835-2002 on  6000*SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English Mo-Fr
2100-0302 on  5900 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to ENAm English Daily
*1800-1900 on 6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Ad/Ar/Tu Mon#
*1800-1900 on 6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri#
#strong co-ch Adygeyan Radio, bad frequency choice of SPL TOM
The beginning and end of each broadcast often slightly varies
Overcomer SW Radio Schedule from Bulgaria is full of mistakes
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/brother-hysterical-tom-via-spl.html

THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand WS, June 19
1900-2000 on  9390 UDO 250 kW / 321 deg to WeEu English
2000-2015 on  9390 UDO 250 kW / 321 deg to WeEu German*
2030-2045 on  9390 UDO 250 kW / 321 deg to WeEu English
2045-2115 on  9390 UDO 250 kW / 313 deg to WeEu Thai
* but no program, only Interval Signal, dead air, music
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/06/reception-of-hsk9-radio-thailand-wworld.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Trincomalee, June 19
1415-1428 on  9775*TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs English Mon, fair/good
*CNR2 on same 9775 BEI 150 kW / 270 deg to EaAs Chinese Daily, weak:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_19.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio/IBRA Radio via BaBcoCk Tashkent, June 19
1500-1530 on  9390 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/feba-radioibra-radio-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, June 19:
1600-1630 on  7575 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, good to weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/radio-ranginkamanradio-rainbow-via_19.html

USA(non)   Reception of Voice of America South Sudan in Focus, June 19:
1630-1700 on 11985 MEY 100 kW / 000 deg to EaAf English Mon-Fri, good
// frequency 13750 DHA 250 kW / 255 deg to EaAf English Mon-Fri, weak
// 3rd freq. 15180 SMG 250 kW / 146 deg to EaAf SOMALI, instead English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/06/reception-of-voice-of-america-south.html

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73!
Ivo Ivanov

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