mercoledì 31 maggio 2017

Media & Tech - 31/05/2017

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #151

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#151 Issued on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 1530 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-
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 W4HM_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 May 30, 2017-

Solar activity was very low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at a quiet level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 73.5 73.7 73.5

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 0.

In 2017 officially there were 38 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 was no risen or emerged official sunspot groups.

Sunspot group #12659 was located near N13W85 with a magnetically simple beta magnetic signature. It was setting around the sun’s western limb.

There was 1 unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot group located near

N12E16.

There was no earth facing C class or larger solar flares.

No day side high latitude solar fade outs (SFO) occurred.

An earth facing coronal mass ejections (CME) occurred.

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/LATEST/current_c3.gif

An earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruption occurred.

A large filament centered near S15E30 disappeared from GONG H-alpha
imagery at around 30/1200 UTC. The feature can also be seen lifting in
loops of SDO AIA 304 imagery. Analysis of LASCO C2 imagery determined
that this event is narrow off the East limb, and off the Sun-Earth line.

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

23110001.

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

15 and 2,

which was at unsettled 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 B6.9.

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

+0.52 nT North.

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

 -26 and -1 nT.

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

530 and 378 km/s.

There was 1 new emerged directly facing (geo effective) trans equatorial (CH) coronal hole, #806.

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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.

A new Clandestine Syrian station testing on 1350 kHz

Yesterday 29-5-2017 around 19:30 UTC I noticed a new radio station on 1350 KHz 
The station gave ID as Radio Al Kul ( kul in Arabic means All ) .
Checked online and reached their web site www.radioalkul.com
According to their web site they are a Syrian news radio with up to the minute news about Syria and Syrians through a network of reports .
They transmit on FM 95.5 MHz in Aleppo and Idleb in Syria and on Nile Sat satellite frequency 12562 Vertical 27500 . Parts of Aleppo is already under the control of ISIL .
They have a live stream on their website as well...I checked the programmes on 1350 and it is matching the online stream .
They are transmitting from 19:30 to 21:00 UTC , of course the transmitting place is unknown but before they went on air TWR from Gavar was on with the usual programmes .
The program content is mainly music and news on top of the hour and :30 of the hour as well.
Here's a recording of part of the transmission of 29-5-2017 
I sent them a reception report but didn't get any reply.


Tarek Zeidan
Cairo,Egypt

Agenda DX 31/05/2017

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

martedì 30 maggio 2017

Media & Tech - 30/05/2017

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #150

Greetings to my hamateur radio and SWL friends around the globe:

If you find this "not for profit" daily solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast useful to your hamateur and SWL radio activities feel free to drop me a line and letting me know that at

thomasfgiella@gmail.com .

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daily 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.

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#150 Issued on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 1500 UTC

We are now into 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-
HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS-


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 poor at day,



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



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


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

80-60 (75-60) meters- 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


This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is based on the W4HM_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 May 29, 2017-

Solar activity was very low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at an active level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 75.0 75.8 74.6.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 16.

However on Tuesday May 30, 2017 unofficially the daily sunspot number (SSN) is 0.

In 2017 officially there were 37 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 was 1 risen or emerged official sunspot group.

Sunspot group #12659 was located near N13W85 with a magnetically simple beta magnetic signature. It was setting around the sun’s western limb.

There were two unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot groups located near

N11E28,
N13E08.

There was no earth facing C class or larger solar flares.

No day side high latitude solar fade outs (SFO) occurred.

No earth facing coronal mass ejections (CME) occurred.

No earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruptions occurred.

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

0 1 1 2 4 3 3 1.

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

27 and 3,

which was at active to quiet geomagnetic conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.
The 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 B3.0.

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

+2.6 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

413 and 322 km/s.

There was 1 new emerged directly facing (geo effective) trans equatorial (CH) coronal hole, #806.

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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.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 May 29-30, 2017


** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Monday May 29 at 2200, RAE via WRMI is *still* in Spanish, not Italian as scheduled. There must be some mixup in the automation programming. As of May 30, RAE has uploaded to System D, Italian files dated only Mon 5/22 and Thu 5/25; to System F, only Tue 5/23, Wed 5/24, Fri 5/26 and Mon 5/29.

9395, UT Tuesday May 30 at 0102, RAE English relay via WRMI with informal YL announcer previewing rest of hour: says upon request of listeners, will be repeating last Friday`s DX program tonight; the last item mentioned, so if in order would be toward hourend, but I have to miss it again as lawnmowing beckons in the cooloffing twilight, trying to avoid squishing apricots starting to fall. 

I had tried RAE UT Sat at 0133 when DX was airing a previous week, but no show May 27. Then heard from Charlie Harlich: ``Glenn: I happened to tune into WRMI/RAE Argentina al Mundo 9395 kHz at 0120 UT approximately on 5/27/2017 and was surprised to hear the DX program. Perhaps it was repeated after 0145 because I remember hearing the inaugural DX program closer to the end of the hour time slot. As to this week's article contents, I only remember hearing about the Israeli Broadcasting Authority being eliminated. Best. Charlie Harlich``

So DX show may appear earlier or later during the hour, and now perhaps always repeated on UT Tuesdays?

Richard Langley, NB, also reports about this to the DXLD yg:

``Last night's English program on 9395 kHz had a problem. At about the 20-minute mark, programming switched to Italian (I think) and could have been the DX program in that language. It had been announced at the beginning of the program that the DX program would be repeated today but presumably it was supposed to be the English version. Returned to English at about the 34-minute mark with the Tango program. I had contacted RAE earlier about the recent programming anomalies and received a reply from Mirian Turkula, one of the on-air presenters, saying:

"Yes, we do have a reason for the repetition of some features and we want to share it with you. This is really breaking news. We are launching a new radio season as from next June and are working pretty hard on the new contents. Maybe, we've been a bit too careless lately but we've been really carried out by the production of our new programs which we are sure our audience will love right away. RAE is undergoing a deep overall change and we want you, as any other important member of our audience, to come along with us."``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.22, May 30 at 0035, Alcaraván Radio is S7 with music, and the undermodulated transmitter is still wobbling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, May 30 at 0056, R. Progreso is S9+20 of dead air vs the CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, May 30 at 0052, CRI Spanish relay is JBM with music, S9+30, while // 15120 is fading S9-S4 but slightly better modulation with Chinese song (Glenn hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. As if in response to my frequent comments, English from RHC seems to be trying harder to modulate: May 30 circa 0600, 6000, 6060 and 6100 all achieve a sufficient level, 6145 is undermodulated but better than the often JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.00-USB, May 30 at 0043, music and groans, etc. 0045, echoey talk mixing with music, irreverent comments about Al Weiner, echoing. 0047, ID as ``Radio ---something--- Worldwide, pirate radio, Dr. Tornado, we`re not The Planet``. Finally on the third or fourth iteration, I comprehend the missing word, Metallica. Recheck 0105, it`s off. These logs agree about both names 
and Joe Filipkowski explains:

``Radio Tornado is a parody station of Radio Metallica Worldwide. The real Radio Metallica has been off the air since the late 1990s, maybe 1998 or 1999. From what I heard back then the RM transmitter "blew up" and it was indeed a 10kw transmitter. The operator of the 90s pirate station Anteater Radio visited Dr. Tornado and Senor El Nino and confirmed the power output of the old RM transmitter.

Radio Tornado used to QSL loggings in the old ACE and Pirate Pages publications back in the 90s but I'm not sure if the person who put together the original Radio Tornado program is still active in the hobby. The recent Tornado broadcasts are most likely from tapes and recordings that have been circulated by various people. There isn't an email for the station and QSL cards sent out were of the postal variety. Maybe the original op will see the recent loggings and send out QSL cards or maybe even eQSLs, who knows!?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, May 29 at 1733 UT, local Fámily Radio translator in Enid, K202BY, is still OFF again, as very frequently the case for weeks at a time. When on, the ID we hear is for KEBR 88.1 in California, the source for all those FR satellators. Fine with me, a good DX frequency and the one I am using for BST-1 SW caradio feeder. In its absence, barely heard is 1.2 kW KOSR Stillwater // 91.7 KOSU, but there are six other low-power Okies on 88.3 I`d like to hear (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.9, May 29 at 1930 UT on caradio, listening again for the translator in OKC, and again it`s barely audible, with full non-ID as ``92.9 The Edge, Oklahoma City`s rock alternative``. Now that I have that word, Edge, I can search it out. Neither radio-locator.com nor WTFDA FM Database mentions Edge, wrongly showing 92.9 merely // primary 92.5 KOMA, which I already pointed out would be pointless, from a mile apart. 

It`s // only in the sense that 92.9 puts on the clear air, the HD2 of 92.5, an increasingly common rule-bending method to get another format into a market, so people can axually hear it, not the original intent of FM translators. I guess ``the edge`` is in the sense of being at the edge of KOMA`s main 92.5 signal. There`s another Edge in Tulsa/Pryor 104.5, and WTFDA knows of 29 more of them around the USA.

Here`s it`s own website: http://929theedgeokc.com

Upon which you will not find any ordinary or extraordinary alfanumeric call letters. Perhaps they barely utter K225BN for legal hourtop IDs --- in this case would they have to do it every hour, or as real translators only a few times a day? It says:

``About --- 92.9 The Edge is OKC’s only rock alternative station! We play your favorite new songs from Cage The Elephant, Florence + The Machine, Twenty One Pilots, AWOLNATION, Cold War Kids, Death Cab for Cutie and the 1975. We also play your favorite old hits from Green Day, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Weezer, Fall Out Boy and Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Contact Us --- Tell us how we’re doing!
92.9 The Edge is a product of Tyler Media
400 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK, 73114
Call us at 405-478-5104
Program Director: Tod Tucker – tod.t@tylermedia.com
Music & Promotions Director: Rob Clement – rob.c@tylermedia.com``

Further searches for news about it, find The Edge has been going for almost a sesquiyear! unknown to the databases or in Enid, but apparently well-known within its tiny OKC coverage area:


``NOW’S EVOLUTION REACHES THE EDGE --- December 28, 2015 Format Changes, OKC Radio News 92.9 The Edge, Alternative 

While everyone was picking up last-minute Christmas gifts and preparing for the holiday on Dec. 23, Tyler flipped KOMA-HD2 from Top-40 "Now 92.9" to Alternative as "92.9 The Edge."

The HD subchannel feeds K225BN, the Tyler-controlled 200-watt translator that covers most of the northern half of the Oklahoma City metro.

"OKC has been asking for a station like this for a while, and Santa has delivered, just in time for Christmas!" Edge PD Tod Tucker said in a statement to AllAccess.  "92.9 The Edge was built specifically for Oklahoma City," Tucker added.

Besides current artists like twenty one pilots, Florence + The Machine, Coldplay and Cage The Elephant, Tucker promises Alternative favorites from the ’80s through 2000s.

The "Now" brand burst on the scene in September 2013 on Tyler’s 96.5 translator (now-Exitos 96.5). Tyler brought in former KJYO (KJ-103) personality and former KHTT/Tulsa (106.9 K-HITS) PD Tucker to program the station. Tucker also makes on-air appearances throughout the cluster and had a hand in Tyler’s throwback hip-hop and R&B station V103, which airs on another translator, the wonderfully named K276EX (103.1). In 2014, Now began to simulcast on 92.9 before making its permanent there.

The Edge will compete with Cumulus heritage Rocker KATT-FM (Rock 100.5 The KATT) and indie alternative/AAA-leaning KOSU (91.7), which airs Ferris O’Brien’s "The Spy-FM" network at night.

O’Brien was the last to try alternative in OKC on KINB (then-105.3 The Spy) with a year-long Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) with Cumulus’ Last Bastion Trust that was supposed to end with O’Brien buying the station. However, the purchase fell through and O’Brien took his station online only, before striking up the deal with KOSU. 105.3 The Spy, also had a stint on the frequency from 2002-2004 as KSYY.

O’Brien’s "Spy" moniker comes from his time as Stillwater’s KSPI (93.7 The Spy) which programmed the format and had a cult following in Oklahoma City before going Hot Adult Contemporary in 2000.

iHeartMedia (then Clear Channel) tried the format on then KHBZ-FM with "94.7 The Buzz" from 2002-2009. This effort came after they programmed alternative from 1996-1997 on the same frequency as KNRX (95X).``

So even before a sesquiyear ago, 92.9 was NOT // 92.5 KOMA main channel! Much of the above quoted under this confusing headline:

``KOMA/OKLAHOMA CITY FLIPS FROM TOP 40 TO ALTERNATIVE AS 92.9 THE EDGE
December 23, 2015 at 3:01 PM (PT) Be the first to comment!
Stream THE EDGE live at 929theedge.com.

If that`s not enough for you about this, see

BTW, checking 92.9 earlier May 29 at 1739 UT, some rock music was fading strongly in & completely out, sporadic E, but nothing more came of that opening (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6604-USB, May 30 at 0614, New York Radio, with eastern airport after airport ``missing`` such as New York, Washington, Boston, Baltimore. 0615 switch to another group of ``missings`` --- Bermuda, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami. I hope they have not all been destroyed in some terrorist attack or nuclear strike I haven`t heard about yet. This nonsense, inability to achieve basic automated services, makes VOLMET transmissions ridiculous, so is NYR about to go the way of Trenton Military? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed Monday May 29 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed UT Tue May 30 at 0043 the 0030 airing of WOR on WRMI 7730, S9+30. I gingerly shall remove the (to be canceled?) proviso. Next:
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 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. 21525, May 30 at 1344, R. Africa via WRMI is S5 with ``Holy3`` hymn, English, so the Rwandan experiment is definitely over. WRMI-7 is scheduled 13-21 UT daily. We are referred to
where there is no mention of Radio Africa, let alone any program schedule! They used to present a jumbled ``schedule`` not in chronological order (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 1628 UT May 30

DX RE MIX NEWS # 1010

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AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn, May 28
0900-1000 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_29.html

BANGLADESH   Weak signal of Bangladesh Betar on May 27:
1745-1900 on 13580 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/weak-signal-of-bangladesh-betar-on-may.html

BELGIUM(non)   Reception of Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa via TDF Issoudun on May 25
1630-1700 on 17840 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Tue/Thu/Fri via Alyx & Yeyi
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with very strong white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-sagalee-qeerroo-bilisummaa_26.html

BELGIUM(non)    Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via TDF Issoudun on May 26:
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri via Alyx&Yeyi
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with strong white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_27.html

EGYPT   Reception of Radio Cairo in various frequencies in 31mb on May 26:
1500-1600 on  9829.7 ABS 250 kW / 315 deg to EaEu Albanian,instead of 9830
1700-1900 on  9799.7 ABS 250 kW / 005 deg to N/ME Turkish, instead of 9800
1800-1900 on  9490.0 ABS 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu Italian as scheduled A17
1800-2100 on  9325.0 ABS 250 kW / 241 deg to WeAf Hausa bad/low modulation
1900-2000 on  9570.0 ABS 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu German, as scheduled A17
1900-2000 on  9684.7 ABS 250 kW / 005 deg to EaEu Russian, instead of 9685
2000-2115 on  9894.7 ABS 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu French,  instead of 9895
2115-2245 on  9799.7 ABS 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu English, instead of 9800
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-radio-cairo-in-various.html

FRANCE(non)   Good signal of Radio Publique Africaine via TDF Issoudun, May 25
1800-1832 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf Kirundi
1832-1858 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-radio-publique-africaine_26.html

GERMANY   Radio Menschen & Geschichten via Shortwaveservice MBR Nauen, May 28
0800-0900 on  6045 NAU 100 kW / 233 deg to CeEu German last Sun, weak to fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/radio-menschen-geschichten-via.html

GERMANY(non)   New schedule of Radio Voice of Adal via MBR Issoudun, May 24
1500-1539 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic   Wed, x 1500-1530
1539-1558 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Wed, x 1530-1558
1500-1530 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic   Sat as scheduled
1530-1558 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sat as scheduled
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/new-schedule-of-radio-voice-of-adal-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on May 24:
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed
1730-1800 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed
Transmission are jammed by Ethiopia with very weak white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_24.html

GERMANY(non)   Requiem for Radio will be on air via Shortwaveservice, May 25-27:
2300-2400 on  5130vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English CUSB via WBCQ The Planet
2300-2400 on  6850 unknown tx / unknown to ENAm English from Boston Pirate Radio
2300-2400 on  9620 MOS 300 kW / 305 deg to ENAm English via Shortwaveservice AUT
2300-2400 on  9690 NAU 100 kW / 300 deg to ENAm English via Shortwaveservice GER
2300-2400 on 11580 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to ENAm English via WRMI Okeechobee tx#9
It's a one hour performance involving a scale model of the RCI towers, that make
sound when touched essentially a 12 foot tall, 50 foot wide organ with 3 octaves,
played by 3 musicians, 18 speakers, 28 microphones, theremin, saxophone and cello
5 international shortwave broadcasts composed specifically to come into the space
A classical piece for 5 voices will be also sung where bass comes eg. from Nauen,
alto from Moosbrunn, tenor from WRMI etc. A QSL is planned. Christian Milling SWS
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/requiem-for-radio-will-be-on-air-via.html

GERMANY(non)    Frequency changes of Deutsche Welle from June 1:
0630-0700 NF 13660 NAU 500 kW / 185 deg to WeAf Hausa, ex 13810
1600-1700 NF 17705 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Amharic,x 13850
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/frequency-changes-of-deutsche-welle.html

GERMANY(non)    R.Waves Int, R.Nord Sea Int & Hobart Radio Int via Channel 292, May 27
0700-0800 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Fre Sat Radio Waves Int
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Ger Sat Radio Nord Sea Int
0900-0930 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sat Hobart Radio Int
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/rwaves-int-rnord-sea-int-hobart-radio.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Voice of Adal with new schedule via MBR Issoudun, May 27
1500-1523 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat, ex 1500-1530
1523-1558 on 15205*ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sat,x 1530-1558
* co-ch same 15205 RIY 500 kW / 320 deg to WeEu Holy Quran R.Riyadh from 1549
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/radio-voice-of-adal-with-new-schedule.html

GERMANY(non)   Lutheran World Federation, Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun on May 27
1830-1900 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/lutheran-world-federation-voice-of_28.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, May 28:
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, good
Transmission are jammed by Ethiopia with strong white noise digital jamming:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_29.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, May 24-25
1745&0605 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 and off!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_25.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz & 9935 kHz, May 25-26
1800-0757 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
1800-0757 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#1
* including news in Arabic 0652-0656UT & off air at 0657UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/voice-of-greece-on-9420-khz-9935-khz_26.html

GREECE    Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz and 9935 kHz on May 26-27:
1831-0611 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 & off
1836-0601 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1 & off
from 1705 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 again
NO SIGNAL on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/voice-of-greece-on-9420-khz-and-9935_27.html

IRAN vs.GUINEA vs.BELGIUM(non)   VIRI IRIB vs.Radio Guinée Conakry vs.LWMB, May 25
1430-1730 on  9650 ZAH 500 kW / 289 deg to NEAf Arabic Daily VIRI IRIB/PARS TODAY
0600-2400 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French Daily Radio Guinée Conakry
1500-1600 on  9650 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Tu-Th Living Water Ministry
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/viri-irib-vsradio-guinee-conakry-vslwmb.html

JAPAN(non)   Weak/fair signal of Shiokaze Sea Breeze, May 25
1600-1700 on  7215 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/weak-to-fair-signal-of-shiokaze-sea.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of Radio Kuwait in English, May 27
1800-2100 on 15540 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/good-signal-of-radio-kuwait-in-english_28.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 12 MHz on May 24
0730-0736 on 12110 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-12.html

NUMBERS STATION   E07a English Man/E17z English Lady/S06s Russian Lady, May 25
0450-0457 on  9133 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, E07a English Man
0810-0816 on 12850 unknown secret tx site to Eu English CUSB E17z English Lady
0930-0936 on  9255 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB S06s Russian Lady
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/e07a-english-man-e17z-english-lady-and.html

NUMBERS STATION    Cuban Spy Hybrid Mode HM01 in 10 and 9 MHz on May 26
0455-0550 on 10860*secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0555-0650 on 10345 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0655-0750 on  9330 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
*new freq, ex 5855 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/cuban-spy-hybrid-mode-hm01-on-new.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 19mb, May 26
0745-0756 on 15720 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-19mb-may.html

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman in English/Arabic on May 26
1502&1505 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/radio-sultanate-of-oman-in.html

ROMANIA(non)   IRRS EGR, UN Radio and other via RadioCom, May 28:
0930-1200 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, poor
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/irrs-egr-un-radio-and-other-via.html

RUSSIA(non)   Fair signal of Adygeyan Radio on May 28:
1900-2000 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/fair-signal-of-adygeyan-radio-on-may-28.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Mighty KBC Radio & IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti via SPL, May 27
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat, strong + 2nd hx 18800
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afan Afan Oromo Sat, strong signal
May 27 open carrier/dead air of IRRS Radio City via RadioCom
0800-0900 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/mighty-kbc-radio-irrs-radio-warra.html

SECRETLAND(non)   From the Isle of Music & IRRS Radio Santec via SPL, May 28:
From the Isle of Music
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu Eng/Spa Sun plus 2nd hx 18800
IRRS Radio Santec The Word The Cosmic Wave:
1500-1530 on 15190 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English/German Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/from-isle-of-music-irrs-radio-santec.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation on May 24
1630-1730 on 11750*TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM Daily
1730-1830 on 11750*TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM Sa/Su
* strong QRM 11760 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Kurdish VOA 1700-1800
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_24.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet as of May 27
1200-1210 NF 11513 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11507
1210-1230 NF 11507 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 15513
1300-1310 NF 11512 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11513
1310-1330 NF 11517 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11507
1335-1345 NF 15522 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 15513
1345-1400 NF 15528 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 15537
2335-2400 NF  7487 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex  7497
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/frequency-changes-of-voice-of-tibet-as.html

TANZANIA   Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation ZBC in English on May 24
There is problem with the transmitter, something like a self-jamming!
1500-2100 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf Swahili, including En
1801-1810 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf English, self-jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/zanzibar-broadcasting-corporation-zbc.html

U.K.   Test transmission via BaBcoCk Woofferton on May 24:
1445-1515 on  9650*WOF 250 kW / unknown azimuth BaBcoCk Music and announcements
*strong co-ch 9650 ZAH 500 kW / 289 deg to NEAf Arabic VoIRoI IRIB / PARS TODAY
*from 1500 on 9650 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Living Water Ministry BC
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/uk-test-transmission-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Tashkent on May 24:
1430-1500 on  9500 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Hindi Wed-Sun, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_24.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya, May 24
1515-1600 on 11775 DHA 250 kW / 060 deg to SoAs Urdu Daily, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-babcock-al.html

U.K.(non)    Dimtse Radio Erena via BaBcoCk Secretbrod on May 25
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/Sun
Today again no signal of Sedoye Mardo/Voice of Men via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol:
1700-1730 on  7530 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Thu/Fri, cancelled!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/strong-signal-of-dimtse-radio-erena-via.html

U.K.(non)   R.Ranginkaman, Payem e-Doost & TWR via BAB Grigoriopol on May 26
Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow
1600-1630 on  7575 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi + BBC English* Mon/Fri
* including BBC English teaching program "Beta Speaking", but only on Friday
Today again no signal of Sedoye Mardo / Voice of Men via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol
1700-1730 on  7530 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi Thu/Fri, cancelled and
the frequency 7530 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs was deleted in HFCC Database
Radio Payem e-Doost
1800-1845 on  7480 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi, good signal plus echo
Trans World Radio Africa
1815-1845 on  9940 KCH 300 kW / 157 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Fri, fair to good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/radio-ranginkaman-payem-e-doost-twr-via.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Dandal Kura Int via BaBcoCk Ascension on May 28
1800-2100 on 12050 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/radio-dandal-kura-int-via-babcock_29.html

U.K.(non)   Akhbar Mufriha via BaBcoCk Woofferton/Ascension, May 28
2100-2115 on  7300 WOF 250 kW / 170 deg to NoAf Tachelhit Daily
2115-2145 on  7300 WOF 250 kW / 170 deg to NoAf Arabic Daily
2145-2215 on  9530 ASC 250 kw / 027 deg to WeAf Hassinya Thu-Tue
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/hcjb-akhbar-mufriha-via-babcock.html

USA   Reception of Brother HySTAIRical via WRMI txs#9/tx#3, May 24
1200-1300 on 11580 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English tx#9, weak
1200-1300 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English tx#3, fair
Very poor signal of scheduled WRMI tx#9 RAE Argentina to the World:
1300-1400 on 11580 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu French tx#9 Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/usa-reception-of-brother-hystairical.html

USA   Weak signal of World Harvest Radio International Angel 1, May 25
0900-1000 on 12015 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English Mon-Fri
0900-1030 on 12015 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/weak-signal-of-world-harvest-radio.html

USA   Special broadcast Rwandan Youth For Change via WRMI PAB Radio Africa Network:
1300-1400 on 21525 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to NCAf Kinyrwanda tx#07 Fri-Sun, May 26-28
But confirmed today on May 25 via various SDR units in USA as Radio Voice of Peace!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/special-broadcast-rwandan-youth-for.html

USA   Good to poor signal of WHRI Angel 2 in French, May 26
0500-0515 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu French  Fri
0515-0600 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/good-to-poor-signal-of-whri-angel-2-in.html

USA   World Harvest Radio Int Angel 1 relay Brother HySTAIRical, May 27:
1300-1400 on 17815 HRI 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English Sat/Sun
1400-1500 on 17815 HRI 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAf En/live Sat, Sabbath Sce
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/world-harvest-radio-int-angel-1-relay.html

USA   World Harvest Radio Int Angel 2 in Russian on May 28:
0300-0330 on  7385 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun
0330-0400 on  7385 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu Russian Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/world-harvest-radio-int-angel-2-in.html

USA   Voice of The Report of The Week VORW Radio Int from June 1:
2200-2300 on  9955 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm En Thu tx#10, new
0000-0100 on  7490 BCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm En Fri, unchanged
0000-0100 on  9395 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to ENAm En Fri tx#06, new
0000-0100 on  9455 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to WNAm En Fri tx#05, new
0000-0100 on  7730 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to MEXI En Fri tx#13, new
2200-2300 on  7490 BCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm En Sun WBCQ1, new
1200-1300 on  9875 TAC 100 kW / 068 deg to EaAs En Thu, cancelled
2000-2100 on 11580 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu En Thu, cancelled
The transmission on 9875 kHz to EaAs has been discontinued due to
low modulation of the signal and the transmission on 11580 khz to
WeEu is being discontinued due to poor signal in the target area.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/voice-of-report-of-week-vorw-radio-int.html

USA(non)   Reception of RAE Argentina to the World via WRMI Okeechobee tx#9, May 25
2100-2200 on 11580 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu German  Mon-Fri, as scheduled A-17
2200-2300 on 11580 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu Spanish Mon-Fri, instead of Italian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/rae-argentina-to-world-via-wrmi.html

USA(non)   Frequency changes of IBB Radio Free Asia from May 19:
1600-1700 NF 11670 LAM 100 kW / 077 deg to CeAs Uyghur, ex 15720
1600-1700 NF 13775 BIB 100 kW / 065 deg to CeAs Uyghur, ex 17890
Both frequencies are jammed by China with Firedrake and CNR-1 px
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/frequency-changes-of-ibb-radio-free.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Voice of The Report of The Week VORW Radio International, May 25
1200-1300 on  9875 TAC 100 kW / 070 deg to EaAs English Thu via RED Telecom, poor:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/voice-of-report-of-week-vorw-radio_25.html

http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/dx-re-mix-news-1010.html


--
73!
Ivo Ivanov

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

AIR Aizawl & Kurseong off air

2 AIR SW Regional Stations are noted off air for many weeks now. When I contacted the stations today, I have got the following information:


AIR Aizawl 5050, 7295: Transmitter is under break down, Dont know when they will be back on air.

AIR Kurseong: 4895, 7230. Transmitter under repair, may be back in about 2 weeks time.
.

Jose Jacob, VU2JOSNational Institute of Amateur Radio 
Hyderabad, India Mobile: +91 94416 96043
www.qsl.net/vu2jos 

Weekly Forecasts Bulletin

Solar activity forecast for the period May 26 - June 1, 2017


Activity level: mostly very low to low
X-ray background flux (1.0-8.0 A): in the range A4.5-B1.5
Radio flux (10.7 cm): a fluctuation in the range 68-90 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 0-75

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

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period May 26 - June 1, 2017


Quiet: May 26 - 31
Unsettled: May 27 - 28, 31, Jun 1
Active:   0
Minor storm: 0
Major storm: 0
Severe storm: 0

Geomagnetic activity summary:
Next week, we expect at most quiet to unsettled conditions. The coming
three days, the magnetic field should be quiet with isolated unsettled
periods. Then, the unsettled episodes are expected to waning, since
Monday, May 29, we expect at most quiet conditions. The last days, quiet
to unsettled level is probable.

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

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period May 26 - June 21, 2017


Geomagnetic field will be:
quiet on June 10,
mostly quiet on May 31, June 11,
quiet to unsettled May 26 - 27, 30, June 3, 6 - 8, 14, 19
quiet to active on May 28 - 29, June 4 - 5, 15, 20
active to disturbed on June (1 - 2, 9,) 12 - 13, 16 - 18

Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected
on May (30,) June (5 - 6,) 12 - 14, 16 - 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 1978
e-mail: ok1hh(at)rsys.cz

Agenda DX 30/05/2017

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

FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa dell'Indipendenza in Croazia

lunedì 29 maggio 2017

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 May 29 0600 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 22 - 28 May 2017

Solar activity was at very low levels to low levels over the period.
Low levels were observed on 28 May due to a C3/Sf flare at 28/1928
UTC and a C1/Sf flare at 28/2313 UTC from Region 2659 (N13, L=041,
class/area Dao/220 on 28 May). Other events included an approximate
25 degree filament eruption centered near N04W03 which was observed
lifting off in H-alpha imagery beginning at 22/1900 UTC. An
associated partial-halo CME was observed with the majority of the
ejecta off the western limb in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery beginning at
23/0512 UTC. WSA-Enlil modelling of the event showed an
Earth-directed component with the associated CME.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
high levels from 22-27 May with a peak flux of 26,098 pfu observed
at 22/1650 UTC. Electron flux dropped to normal levels on 28 May due
to the arrival of the 23 May CME.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to G3 (Strong) storm
levels over the period. The period began under the declining
influence of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH
HSS). Solar wind speeds declined from approximately 570 km/s to near
300 km/s by 27 May while total field was between 3 nT and 7 nT.
Quiet to unsettled levels were observed on 22-23 May with quiet
levels from 24 May through most of 27 May. Beginning at 27/1447 UTC,
a small shock was observed indicating the arrival of the 23 May CME.
Total field increased from 3 nT to 10 nT while the solar wind
increased from 303 km/s to 353 km/s. Although solar wind speed
remained fairly steady between 350 km/s and 380 km/s, another
increase in total field was observed with the transition into the
magnetic cloud at 27/2000 UTC. Total field reached a maximum of 23
nT at 27/2230 UTC before it slowly declined to near 13 nT by the end
of the period. The Bz component deflected southward to -20 nT
beginning at 27/2036 UTC and remained negative until 28/1442 UTC. A
geomagnetic sudden impulse was observed at 27/1536 UTC (19 nT at the
Boulder magnetometer) indicating the arrival of the CME. The
geomagnetic field responded with a period of G2 (Moderate) storm
levels late on 27 May followed by G1-G3 (Minor-Strong) storm levels
through midday on 28 May. A decrease to quiet to active levels was
observed during the second half of 28 May.

FORECAST OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 29 MAY - 24 JUNE 2017

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels throughout the
forecast period with a chance for further isolated C-class flares on
29-30 May due to flare potential from Region 2659.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to be at normal to moderate levels with high levels likely
from 29-30 May due to CME influence. High levels are also likely
from 16-24 Jun due to CH HSS influence.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at quiet to active
levels on 29 May due to waning CME effects. Mostly quiet conditions
are expected from 30 May through 09 Jun. From 10-19 Jun, unsettled
to active levels are expected with G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm
levels likely on 16 Jun due to recurrent CH HSS effects. Mostly
quiet conditions are expected to return from 20-24 Jun.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 May 29 0600 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-05-29
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 May 29      78          12          4
2017 May 30      72           5          2
2017 May 31      70           5          2
2017 Jun 01      70           5          2
2017 Jun 02      70           5          2
2017 Jun 03      70           5          2
2017 Jun 04      70           5          2
2017 Jun 05      70           5          2
2017 Jun 06      70           5          2
2017 Jun 07      70           5          2
2017 Jun 08      70           5          2
2017 Jun 09      75           5          2
2017 Jun 10      75          10          4
2017 Jun 11      78          12          4
2017 Jun 12      80           8          3
2017 Jun 13      80           8          3
2017 Jun 14      80          10          3
2017 Jun 15      80          12          4
2017 Jun 16      80          25          5
2017 Jun 17      80          10          4
2017 Jun 18      80           8          3
2017 Jun 19      80           8          3
2017 Jun 20      80           5          2
2017 Jun 21      80           5          2
2017 Jun 22      75           5          2
2017 Jun 23      75           5          2
2017 Jun 24      72           5          2
(SWPC via DXLD)

SAQ - Alexanderson day transmission cancelled

We regret to announce that the scheduled transmissions on Alexanderson Day, July 2nd 2017, with the old Alexanderson alternator SAQ on VLF17.2 kHz, at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, Sweden has been cancelled, due to ongoing maintenance work.

The Alexanderson Day will offer an exiting range of activities (details will follow), including two startups of the Alexanderson alternator, including a local, not aired transmission at the following times:
- Startup @10.30 (08.30 UTC) with a local message @11.00 (09.00 UTC).
- Startup @13.30 (11.30 UTC) with a local message @14.00 (12.00 UTC).

Both of these startups will be streamed on our YouTube Channel. No QSL-cards will be given this time and no list of Reports will be constructed but we look forward to your comments and stories (images appreciated) to info@alexander.n.se

//The Alexander association team @Grimeton, Sweden

Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2017


** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, May 29 at 0135, rock at S9, then robotic voice with ``Welcome to ---`` can`t make it out, and a hotmail address, played twice, back to music. Numerous logs here from 2110 past 0300 with some breaks, say it was Clever Name Radio again, 
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.9, May 29 circa 0018 UT on caradio atop an overpass on the way to the cemetery, seem to hear ``OKC`s alternative rock``. The only full-power Okie on 92.9 and usual fringe occupant is KBEZ Tulsa, which is ``Bob-FM, Classic Hits`` per WTFDA. But is there a translator of something in OKC? Yes, the only other 92.9 in OK:

[K225BN // KOMA 92.5, 92.9, OKLAHOMA CITY OK, 200 watts H&V, 267.7 m HAAT, 35-32-51, 97-29-30, THE BEST MUSIC OF THE 60'S AND 70'S, CLASSIC HITS]

I didn`t know or think to see if it matched 92.5, which of course is a constant bigsig, but why would KOMA want or need a // translator on a second adjacent frequency from slightly different coordinates in OKC??
[KOMA 92.5 OKLAHOMA CITY OK 94.0 kW H&V, 472.0 m HAAT, 35-33-36 97-29-07 HD 3630 KOMA 92.5 FM Artist/Title 2 digit yr Artist/Title Oldies THE BEST MUSIC OF THE 60'S AND 70'S, CLASSIC HITS]

Here are the coördinates again to compare:
92.9, K225BN 35-32-51 97-29-30
92.5, KOMA   35-33-36 97-29-07

Radio-locator.com maps show 92.9 tower site is just SE of NE 78 and Kelley, i.e. in the antenna farm area, and so is 92.5, about a mile to the northeast. I will certainly be checking for this again. Two 92.9s in KS are pretty far away (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 28 at 2340 the 2330 broadcast on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed UT Monday May 29 starting late at 0311 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5129.82-AM, S9 but still in storm noise level. (See USA: WBCQ log for why it was late.) Also confirmed UT Monday May 29 at 0333 on WRMI 9955 with some noise but not sure if it`s jamming. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [to be canceled?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 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. 5129.82-AM, UT Monday May 29 at 0300 I`m checking Area 51 via WBCQ for WORLD OF RADIO, but previous program is running late, `Plastic Magic`. Host says it`s the last song, and he means forever, not just tonight, his voice getting really broken up by the end at 0311. WBCQ sked says:

``Plastic Magic (website) http://plasticmagic.blogspot.com/
Schedule 5130 Mo 0000 0200 UT Su 08:00PM 10:00PM EST [sic]

Description: Advanced counter-culture music for the rock and roll connoisseur. Specializing in ACID ROCK, GARAGE ROCK, PSYCHEDELIC, STONER ROCK, GARAGE ROCK REVIVAL from 1960's to present (mostly 1966-1973) Drawn from original anolog LP's I've been collecting since 1983. Airs weekly on KXUA 88.3fm Fayetteville, AR. College radio station at The University of Arkansas as well as bi-weekly on Area 51 WBCQ 5110 kHz shortwave from Monticello, Maine sunday evenings from 7-9pm CST [sic] Notes: Heard every other week on Area 51``

So I check his own website, not yet updated with the final show, but:

``Monday, May 22, 2017 --- Plastic Magic Podcast 436 May 21st, 2017
Hey Everybody out there in podcast land!!!! Getting near the end folks. This is the next to the last episode of Plastic Magic. I dug in deep to bring you some obscurities and some old classics. On this whoppin' 3 hour podcast you will be delighted to hear the mezmerising sounds: GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY (1970), SAINTE ANTHONY'S FYRE (1970), DRAGONFLY (1970), BOLDER DAMN (1971), SKY HAWK (1978), THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN (1968), TROYKA (1970), THE MUSIC MACHINE (1966), BILL QUICK (1972), CHEECH AND CHONG (1972), BLACK SABBATH (1973), SUN CITY GIRLS (1983), HOG HEAVEN (1971), GRATEFUL DEAD (1971) and much more! Download It heRE: podcast # 436``

About him, the only name that shows is ``Filthy Phil``. The finale still isn`t on his website 13 hours later.

After WOR at 0311-0340, Timtron follows, then a Paul Harvey classic on the evils of marijuana; but no Hobart Radio International which is nominally at 0330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, May 29 until 1359, WRMI has inserted `Ask WWCR` into a `Viva Miami` slot, from NASB an interview with Glen Tapley of WEWN about DRM, which he thinks WEWN may eventually employ once receivers are easily available. (DReaM on; still waiting for any US SW station to take the plunge even as an experiment).

11580, May 29 at 1400, WRMI instead of resuming `World Music` after 3 days of testing the Rwanda program via Radio Africa, starts playing a hymn, opening a Church of Christ program from Dallas. I`m afraid the last(?) hour of reliable W.M. fill is now gone from WRMI, but it must mean business is booming at RMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, May 29 at 1402, KVOH is still propagating as early as sign-on, S9 signal with praise music in Spanish, but distorted modulation and breaks in it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15760, May 28 at 1602, WHRI has bumped Brother Scare for scary Indianapolis 500 broadcast; still going at 1833 check, mentioning ``hit the wall head-on`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. We are into the peak of the summer sporadic-E season, so I keep an eye on the channel 2 NTSC snow, for anything, like Cuba or double-hop from further Latin America, but nothing so far. Also an eye on the 6m Es maps, frequently with lots of lines, contacts across various parts of North America, but OK is often just beyond the affected area, or in the middle of it, both of which mean no DX reaching here. Conditions look barely favorable May 28 at 2200 UT, so out to the porch for a bandscan on the PL-880 and RDS-capable DX-398:

88.1, at 2206 UT, rap music with Es fading in & out; neither Okie would be doing that; 2209 RDS reads METERMAI, presumably part of a song or artist name; 2218 RDS says BIKE_FOR; again rap at 2231. The definite on 90.7 Durham NC below makes me suspect this one nearby as in WTFDA DB:

[WKNC-FM 88.1 RALEIGH NC 25.0 kW H&V, 80.0 m HAAT A764 KNC88.1 THE REVOLUTION ADULT ALTERNATIVE]

88.1, at 2220 UT, unID different station with classical, promo; 2229 it`s Fiona Ritchie about a Celtic music festival, likely amid her `Thistle & Shamrock` show, but can`t find any frequency or time match by searching station list for NC and several other nearby states at http://www.thistleradio.com

90.7, at 2214 UT, RDS: WNCU-FM --- and Ed Fulbright, CPA, mentions ```Mastering Your Money` on WNCU 90.7``; sounds rather commercial. His show is on schedule for 6-6:30 pm EDT Sundays; otherwise mostly jazz format. WTFDA DB shows WNCU without any suffix, so which is it?
[WNCU 90.7 DURHAM NC 50.0 kW H&V, 132.0m HAAT, JAZZ 90.7, NEWS/JAZZ] 1703 km/1058 statute miles

89.3, at 2212 UT, some unID jazz overcomes KIEL OK semi-local. Doesn`t fit any VA/NC/SC station (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1726 UT May 29

Media & Tech - 29/05/2017

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #149

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#149 Issued on Monday May 29, 2017 at 1430 UTC

We are now into 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-
HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS-


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 poor at day,



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



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


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

80-60 (75-60) meters- 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


This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is based on the W4HM_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

Sunday May 28, 2017-

Solar activity was very low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at a strong to severe geomagnetic storming level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 77.1 78.8 77.9.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 20.

In the next 1-2 days we may be headed for yet another period of time with no daily sunspot numbers (SSN).

In 2017 officially there were 37 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 was 1 risen or emerged official sunspot group.

Sunspot group #12659 was located near N13W74 with a magnetically simple beta magnetic signature.

There were no unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot groups.

There were 2 earth facing C class or larger solar flares,

C3.3,
C3.0.

No day side high latitude solar fade outs (SFO) occurred.

The solar fade out (SFO) events are related to polar cap absorption (PCA) events mostly caused by energetic protons striking earth’s geomagnetic field and increasing RF signal absorption in the D layer at high latitudes.

No earth facing coronal mass ejections (CME) occurred.

No earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruptions occurred.

The twenty four hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was at strong geomagnetic storming conditions to quiet geomagnetic conditions of

6 7 6 5 4 2 1 1.

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

111 and 3,

which was at severe 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.

A coronal mass ejection (CME) from a Tuesday May 23, 2017 (geoeffective) directly earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruption arrived at earth’s geomagnetic field triggering significant geomagnetic storming and creating mid latitude aurora.

The 24 hour period averaged background x-ray flux was at C3.38.

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

-10.33 nT South.

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

 -122 and -1 nT.

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

413 and 326 km/s.

There was 1 new earth facing unnumbered trans equatorial (CH) coronal hole.

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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
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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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