domenica 26 marzo 2017

Shortwaveservice.com

According to a german language email received today from Christian Melling (shortwaveservice.com) the station will broadcast Radio Tirana's german service mondays through saturdays from 1930-2000 UTC (2130-2200 CEST/MESZ) on 3985 and 6005 kHz. So the first broadcast will be on Monday, March 27 at 1930 UTC.

Shortwaveservice intends to broadcast in A2017 as follows:
3985 kHz/1 kW/Kall - 1600-0700 UTC
6005 kHz/1 kW/Kall - 0700-2000 UTC
6085 kHz/1 kW/Kall - 0700-1700 UTC
7310 kHz/1 kW/Kall - 0600-1600 UTC and
15560 kHz - 1000-1200 & 1500-1700 UTC (only April 8 till 27, 2017).
No power and location given for 15560 kHz.


On 6085 kHz Radio Mi Amigo is broadcast from 0700-1700 UTC.

The schedule for the broadcasts on 15560 kHz is:
0959 UTC - sign-on
1000 UTC - "Radio der Dokumenta 14 (Every Time A Ear Di Soun)"
12 UTC - sign-off
1459 UTC - sign-on
1500 UTC - "Radio der Dokumenta 14 (Every Time A Ear Di Soun)"
1700 UTC - sign-off

During the Easter weekend Shortwaveservice is planning to broadcast a special programme in English called "Bye, Bye Sitkunai" talking about Sitkunai's history from its beginning in the 1920s, the Soviet occupation (acc. to the email => "sowjetische Besatzung") to the present. He didn't gave any details when it will be broadcast.

(Manfred Reiff via dxld yg)

KJES Deming NM SW plans update

Press Release --- I wanted to give you a quick update about me and KJES. I thank everyone for their concern. I have had several setbacks in my health and the construction of KJES. I am doing better but it is a long road back. The construction, or should I say the destruction of KJES has been delayed due to the contractor performing other work on the Former KJES building. Hopefully this  will change soon. I hope to be back on the air from the new site by this time next year. But that my be a bit short as the FCC and other powers move at their own pace. I thank everyone for there concern and good wishes and hope to make some progress In the next few weeks (Jon Gorski, IA, March 20, WORLD OF RADIO 1870, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #72

For my hamateur radio and SWL friends around the globe:

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wave propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety
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I'm also posting some of my daily solar, space and geomagnetic weather
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Of course it will consist of little snippets of what's going on as Twitter
severely limits a tweet as far as content length.

Last but not least I have permanently shut down my Facebook web page because
of their censorship of the most basic of pro America content.

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#72 Issued on Sunday March 26, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast

Global HF radio wave propagation conditions

are

fair on 17-80 (15-75) meters

and

poor on 12-10 (11) meters.

HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS:

NORTHERN 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.


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

Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable 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 also change daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and by decade, as the
sun rises and sets at different times and at different angles from the
ecliptic, as well as by radio wave frequency. This is due to changes in the
maximum usable frequency (MUF), lowest usable frequency (LUF) and F layer
critical frequency (FoF2).

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

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

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

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Solar Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Saturday March 25, 2017-

Solar activity was low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was quiet.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 73.2 74.0 74.2.


The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 11.

In 2017 officially there were 27 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

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

Sunspot group #12643 was located near N08E17 with a simple alpha magnetic
signature.

There was an unofficial as of yet unnumbered sun sunspot group located near
N12E46.

There was an unofficial as of yet unnumbered sun sunspot group located near
N06W17.

There was an unofficial as of yet unnumbered sun sunspot group located near
N18W11.



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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 fore casted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also fore casted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually non existent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's. It will probably be very difficult to
determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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No earth directed coronal mass ejections (CME) occurred.

No earth directed collapsing magnetic filament eruptions occurred.

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

0 1 0 1 1 1 0 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

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 daily averaged background x-ray flux was B4.06.

The daily averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's magnetic field was
+1.5 nT north.

The maximum and minimum Dst ranged between -16 and -4 nT.

The maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

541 and 445 km/s,

with a direct connection to a high speed solar wind stream emanating from
coronal hole #797 (#771).

There was a very large recurrent transequatorial earth facing (CH) coronal
hole #797 (#771). It was very close to setting around the west limb of the
sun.

There was a very large recurrent transequatorial (geoeffective) directly
earth facing (CH) coronal hole #798 (#792).  During its last passage on the
earth facing side of the sun it impacted 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 propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free to redistribute this solar, space and geomagnetic weather
discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you
redistribute it in it's 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.

A17 schedule: Radio Pakistan

PAKISTAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Frequency Management Cell‚ PBC Hqrs‚ Islamabad‚ Pakistan
HF BROADCAST SCHEDULE A - 17
Effective From 26th March 2017 to 28th October 2017
  Language Frequency Band Transmission Transmission
    (KHz) (MB)   Hours(UTC)   Hours(PKT)
           
Far East
Chinese 11590 26 1200 - 1300 1700 - 1800
Chinese 15730 19 1200 - 1300 1700 - 1800

South East Asia
Urdu 17730 17 0045 - 0215 0545 - 0715
Urdu 15730 19 0045 - 0215 0545 - 0715

South Asia
Bangla 11875 25 0900 - 1000 1400 - 1500
Bangla 9540 31 0900 - 1000 1400 - 1500
Nepali 11865 25 1000 - 1030 1500 - 1530
Nepali 9540 31 1000 - 1030 1500 - 1530
Sinhali 11865 25 1230 - 1300 1730 - 1800
Sinhali 9835 31 1230 - 1300 1730 - 1800
Tamil 11865 25 1300 - 1330 1800 - 1830
Tamil 9835 31 1300 - 1330 1800 - 1830
 Hindi 11570 26 1045 - 1145 1545 - 1645
 Hindi 9835 31 1045 - 1145 1545 - 1645
Gujrati 9835 31 1145 - 1215 1645 - 1715
Gujrati 11570 26 1145 - 1215 1645 - 1715
Balti 7470 40.19 0445 - 0530 0945 - 1030
Sheena 7470 40.19 0530 - 0615 1030 - 1115

Middle East, Iran, Turkey & North/West Africa
Farsi 7470 40 1700 - 1800 2200 - 2300
Farsi 9900 30 1700 - 1800 2200 - 2300
Urdu 15800 17 0500 - 0700 1000 - 1200
Urdu 15700 19 0500 - 0700 1000 - 1200
Urdu 15475 19 1330 - 1530 1830 - 2030
Urdu 17510 17 1330 - 1530 1830 - 2030

West Europe
Urdu 15630 19 0830 - 1104 1330 - 1604
Urdu 17860 17 0830 - 1104 1330 - 1604
Urdu 15730 19 1700 - 1900 2200 - 0000
Urdu 11570 26 1700 - 1900 2200 - 0000

Afghanistan &       CAIS
Pushto 5835 51 1345 - 1445 1845 - 1945
Dari 5835 51 1445 -1545 1945 - 2045

A17 schedule: NHK Radio Japan

NHK World - Radio Japan Tokyo - March 26  -  October 29, 2017.
A-17 summer season file, according NHK World Radio Japan leaflet.


Arabic
0600-0630 ME/NoAF  11975iss
2000-2030 ME FM via Radio Dijla, Baghdad-IRQ 88.3, Suleymania 93.0,
          Basra 88.5, Kirkuk Erbil 95.7, Mosul 93.1 MHz in Iraq on FM.
2000-2030 ME FM via Reehan FM, Ramallah 87.8, Nablus 95.6, Jerico 95.6,
          Al Ram 95.6 MHz in Palestine on FM.

for details please access URL


Bengali
1300-1345 SoWeAS  11685sng
1500-1545 SoWeAS  FM via Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka 104.0, Chittagong 88.8,
          Comilla 101.2, Khulna 88.8, Rajshahi 88.8, Rangpur 105.6,
          Sylhet 105.2 MHz in Bangladesh on FM.



Burmese
1030-1100 SoEaAS  11740sng
1430-1500 SoEaAS  11740sng

Via MRTV Myanmar Radio Yangon Yaegu, Myanmar.
1445-1500 Mon-Wed, 1445-1505 UT on Thurs and Fris
          SoEaAS  SW 5985 MW 576 Myanma Radio, Yangon Yaegu
          SoEaAS  MW  594 Myanma Radio, Nay Pyi Taw
2340-2400 SoEaAS  13650yam




Chinese - time schedule reshuffeled.
0430-0500 AS 11825yam
1130-1200 AS  6090yam
1230-1300 AS  6090yam
1330-1400 AS  6190yam
1430-1500 AS  6190yam
2230-2250 AS  9560yam



English
0500-0530 EUR            5975mos (ex Sitkunai, Lithuania)
0500-0530 AF/EaAF/SoAF  11970iss

Via MRTV Myanmar Radio Yangon Yaegu, Myanmar.
0710-0725           Sats and Suns
          SoEaAS    SW 5985 MW 576 Myanma Radio, Yangon Yaegu
          SoEaAS    MW  594 Myanma Radio, Nay Pyi Taw
1100-1130 SoEaAS   11695sng
1400-1430 SoEaAS   11705pal
1400-1430 SoWeAS   11935tac

Via MRTV Myanmar Radio Yangon Yaegu, Myanmar.
1540-1600          Thurs and Fris
          SoWeAS   SW 5985 MW 576 Myanma Radio, Yangon Yaegu
          SoWeAS   MW  594 Myanma Radio, Nay Pyi Taw
1800-1830 CeAF         9755mey
1930-2000 OCE/Hawaii   9480yam
1930-2000 AF/EaAF/SoAF 9710smg





French
0530-0600 WeAF     11730iss
0530-0600 CeAF     13840mdg
2030-2100 WeAF     11985mdg



Hindi
0000-0030 SoWeAS   FM via Big FM. 92.7 MHz New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata,
                   Bangalore, Hyderabad.
0059-0120 SoWeAS    9820tac
1430-1500 SoWeAS   15745mdg
1530-1600 SoWeAS    9600tac



Indonesian
1115-1200 SoEaAS    9625pal

1200-1220 SoEaAS FM Elsinta &
1405-1435 SoEaAS FM Elsinta
          Jakarta 90.0, Bandung 89.3, Tegal 99.0, Surabaya 97.6,
          Medan 93.2, Semarang 91.0, Lampung 99.6, Sekayu 103.7,
          Palembang 96.7 MHz.

1400-1445 SoEaAS FM Indonesia (from April 1, 2017)
          90.9 MHz FM Ambom - Duta, 105.5 Bandung - Garudaa,
          100.0 Bandar Lampung{til March 31}, 91.7 Bandar Lampung -
          R.Heartline, 88.5 Banjarmasin - Chandra,
          103.1 Banyuwangi - GBS FM, 105.9 Bengkulu - Flamboyan,
          102.6 Cirebon - Maritim, 103.5 Kupang - DMWS, 104.1 Malang -
          Senaputra, 96.7 Mataran - Global Lombok, 92.1 Mojokerto -
          Satriya FM, 101.8 Palangkaraya - RCA, 101.0 Palu - Nebula,
          95.9 Pontianak - DIA FM, 106.8 Semarang - Thomson,
          104.7 Surabaya - Sindo Trijaya, 106.2 Tarakan - Grass,
          103.5 Jambi - Jambi FM, 107.2 Yogyakarta - KR, 106.0 Banda Aceh
          - Nikoya, 106.9 Bantul - Global, 102.3 Batam - Kei FM,
          103.6 Biak - Perkasa, 96.5 Denpasar - Global Bali, 90.4 Kediri
          - Jayabaya FM, 92.5 Makassar - RAM{til March 31},
          89.3 Makassar - Radio Fajar, 102.0 Manado - ROM2 FM, 106.6 Medan
          - Sonya, 102.6 Padang - Padang FM, 103.4 Palembang - LCBS,
          96.7 Pekanbaru - Green Radio, 105.1 Samarinda - Gema Nirwana,
          98.1 Serang - Harmony, 107.3 Solo - Karavan, 94.6 Taskmalaya
          - Style Radio, 92.5 Muaro Jambi, 93.9 Maros - ZIP,
          94.6 Aceh Tenggara - Lauser, 92.6 Batulicin - DongLay Nusantara,
          101.2 Pematangsintar - Cek Radio, 96.9 Waingapu - Max,
          98.8 MHz FM Wonosobo - Citra.

          MW 1170 kHz Simalungun - Radio Rasita.

1315-1400 SoEaAS   11705pal
2130-2200 SoEaAS    9560yam




Japanese
0300-0400 AS FE     11790yam
0200-0500 AS        15195yam
0700-0800 AS        11825yam
0800-1600 AS         9750yam
2100-2400 AS        11910yam

2000-2100 OCE/Hawaii 9480yam

0200-0500 SoEaAS    17810yam
0700-0900 SoEaAS    15280yam
0900-1500 SoEaAS    11815yam
2100-2300 SoEaAS    13680yam

0200-0400 SoWeAS    15325yam
0900-1000 SoWeAS    15325yam
1500-1700 AF/SoWeAS/SoAS  12045yam

0800-1000 SoWeEUR/WeAF    15290iss
1700-1900 SoEUR/ceAF/soAF 11945iss
1900-2100 CeAF            15130iss

0300-0500 SoEaEUR/NE/ME/NoEaAF  9490nau
1700-1900 SoEaEUR/NE/ME/NoEaAF 15445nau
1900-2100 CeAS/ME/NE/NoAF       6010yam

0300-0500 CeAM       6105iss
1700-1900 SoAM      13720yam




Korean - time schedule reshuffeled.
0415-0445 AS 13720yam new time
0915-0945 AS time slot deleted
1100-1130 AS  6090yam
1200-1230 AS  6090yam
1300-1330 AS  6190yam
1400-1430 AS  6190yam
2209-2230 AS  9560yam



Persian
0400-0430 ME 15140tac
1430-1500 ME 13680iss FM Radio Killid in Kabul/Herat 88.0 MHz
1630-1700 ME MW927tjk




Portuguese
0900-0930 SoAM  6195hri
2130-2200 SoAM 17540hri



Russian
0330-0400 EU      MW 738msk  MW1386lit
0430-0500 EU       6165nau
0530-0600 EaAS FE 11790yam
1100-1130 EaAS FE  7355yam
1600-1630 EU      MW 738msk  MW927tjk
1730-1800 EU      MW1386lit




Spanish
0400-0430 CeAM    12015hri (ex rmi)
0400-0430 CeSoAM   5985rmi (ex hri)
0930-1000 CeSoAM   6195hri



Swahili
0315-0400 EaAF   9560mdg
1729-1800 EaAF  13730mdg
1730-1800 EaAF  TZA FM TBC FM
          90.0 MHz Dar es Salaam, 88.1 Tanga-Mnyusi, 98.0 Arusha - Themi,
          104.4 Mara - Mkendo, 93.3 Mwanza - Nyashana, 105.7 Kagera
          - Kiziru, 98.0 Kigoma, 88.5 Tabora - Kazeh, 90.4 Dodoma - Imagi,
          100.4 Mbeya - Kawetere, 93.5 Lindi - Kipehe, 105.9 Masasi Town,
          97.4 Newala, 102.2 Tunduru, 103.0 Songea, 102.2 S/wanga,
          94.1 Mpanda, 88.3 Morogoro, 96.2 Iringa, 104.3 Moshi,
          96.7 Babati, 94.6 Singida, 102.3 Shinyanga, 89.7 Geita,
          94.1 Katavi, 92.5 MHz Tanzania (FM), Hits FM - Zanzibar.



Thai
0100-0130 SoEaAS Mon-Fri  FM Naresuan University Phitsanulok
                 Maha Sarakham  107.25 MHz
1130-1200 SoEaAS 11740sng
1230-1300 SoEaAs 11740sng
1230-1300 SoEaAS FM Mahasarakham University Phitsanulok
                 Maha Sarakham  107.25 MHz
                 MW Thammasat University Radio, Bangkok   981 kHz
2259-2320 SoEaAS 13650yam



Urdu
1515-1600 SoWeAS 11775uae
1700-1745 SoWeAS MW927tjk



Vietnamese
1100-1130 SoEaAS 11740sng

1300-1315        Tues-Fris
1300-1320        Mon
1330-1345        Sat
1330-1350        Sun
          SoEaAS FM VoVTN Giao Thong
                 91.0 MHz Hanoi, HCMC, Can Tho, Quang Binh.

1300-1330 SoEaAS 11740sng
2320-2340 SoEaAS 13650yam



SW / MW relays:
hri  HRI Furman-SC, South Carolina, USA
iss  TDF Issoudun, France
mdg  MDC MGLOB Madagascar
mey  SenTec Meyerton, South Africa
mos  ORS Moosbrunn, Austria  (ex RRT Sitkunai, Lithuania)
msk  Moscow, Russia
nau  MBR Nauen, Germany
pal  KHBN Palau
rmi  WRMI Okeechobee-FL, Florida USA
lit  RRT Lithuania
smg  VR  Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican State.
sng  Babcock Kranji, Singapore
tac  RRTM Tashkent, Uzbekistan
tjk  Teleradiokom Dushanbe, Tajikistan
uae  Babcock Al Dhabayya, UAE

MW/SW relay on MRTV Myanmar Radio, Yangon Yaegu and Nay Pyi Taw sites;
FM/MW relay in Thailand;
and FM relays in Palestine West Bank, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India,
Indonesia, Iraq, Tanzania, and Vietnam.

Not anymore included in RJ printed leaflet, but still on HFCC  A-17
database contain Fridays only DRM mode test transmission via
9760wof Woofferton U.K., RJ English 1100-1130 UT, RJ Russian 1130-1200 UT.



(NHK Radio Japan, PDF.format leaflet
transformed by wb at wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 24, 2017)

Mann Ki Baat program on Sunday at 0530 UTC on AIR


Mann Ki Baat, the radio programme by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi in which he addresses the people of the nation on Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 11.00 am IST, 0530 UTC on all stations of All India Radio. The special SW frequencies observed in previous months are as follows: 7500, 9940 all via Delhi, 9380 Aligarh, 9865 Bengaluru, 11850 Delhi

http://airddfamily.blogspot.in/2017/03/pm-narendra-modis-mann-ki-baat-on-26th.html?spref=fb


Also watch on Doordarshan TV then:
http://www.ddindia.gov.in/Pages/Home.aspx
http://www.ddinews.gov.in/Default.aspx



Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
National Institute of Amateur Radio
Hyderabad, India Mobile: +91 94416 96043
www.qsl.net/vu2jos

Log Roberto Pavanello

  954 24/3 18.35 TRT - Trabzon Turco MX buono
 1026 24/3 18.30 R. Tabriz - Farsi radiocommedia buono
 1035 20/3 23.05 Northsound 2 - Aberdeen EE ID e MX buono
 1080 21/3 18.25 R. Huesca - SS NX locali buoni
 1098 22/3 18.35 R.N.E. R. 5 - Avila SS NX reg. Castilla y Leon suff.
 1368 20/3 21.20 R. Challanger - Villa Estense EE VoA NX buono
 1368 20/3 21.25 Manx R. - Douglas EE MX suff.
 1395 20/3 21.15 IRIB - Hajiabad Farsi MX suff.
 1449 25/3 04.35 BBC R. 4 - Redmoss EE NX buono
 3330 26/3 00.05 R. Sonder Grense - Meyerton Afrikaans MX suff.
 4010 22/3 16.10 Birinchi R. - Bishkek Kirghiso NX suff.
 4885 22/3 16.15 Echo of Hope - Seoul Coreano talk buono
 4885 25/3 04.10 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP MX buono
 5910 25/3 04.20 R. Alcaravan - Puerto Lleras SS MX suff.
 5985 26/3 00.10 Myanmar R. - Yangon Birmano talk buono
 6070 19/3 14.25 8 R. - EE ID e MX buono
 6220 21/3 17.10 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
 6235 26/3 08.40 R. Waves Int. - FF ID e MX buono
 6295 25/3 17.30 R. Tower - EE ID e MX buono
 6423 25/2 17.45 R. Studio 52 - studio52@planet.nl Dutch ID e MX buono
 7700USB 19/3 17.25 Marconi R. Int. - IT DX NX buono
 7850 26/3 00.15 CHU - Ottawa EE/FF ID e pip pip buono
 9500 20/3 18.00 TWR - Manzini EE ID buono
 9675 20/3 21.10 R. Cancao Nova - Cachoeira Paulista PP Rosario buono
 9790 26/3 09.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
11765 20/3 19.45 R. Deus è Amor - Curitiba PP predica buono
15235 20/3 17.50 Channel Africa - Auckland Park EE MX buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Ascolti AM Treviso 26 marzo

6070  26/03 0900  Radio DARC, AUT-Moosbrunn Px Dx D 45555
9790  26/03 0903  AWR Europe, Nauen Px "Obiettivo DX" It 55555
6070  26/03 1002 Radio BCLNews, via Channel 292 -Rohrbach Px "Studio DX 717" It 35523

.
73 da N. Marabello
QTH  Treviso, Italia
RX:  TECSUN PL-365
Ant.: filare 9 metri

SWLDXBulgaria News March 25-26

GERMANY   Channel 292 relay test broadcast of Radio Nord Sea, March 25
till 2033 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English/Dutch and off:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/channel-292-relay-test-broadcast-of.html

GERMANY   Good signal of Radio Menschen & Geschichten via MBR Nauen on March 26:
0800-0900 on  6045 NAU 100 kW / 233 deg to CeEu German last Sun, NOT 0900-1000UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/good-signal-of-radio-menschen_26.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420/9935 kHz, March 25-26:
1830-0804 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 & off air
0515-0804 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1 & off air
On March 26 till 0730UT Voice of Greece relay Sunday Orthodx Liturgy
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of Brother HySTAIRical via SPL on March 25
1658-0200 on  5900 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, not 1400-2400
1700-2000 on 11600 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, not 1500-1900
1802-2000 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, not 1700-0200
1800-2000 on 11700 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, ZERO  SIGNAL:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-brother-hystairical-via.html

SOUTH AFRICA   Poor signal of South African Radio League on 17660 kHz, March 26
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-south-african-radio-league_19.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Dandal Kura International via BaBcoCk Ascension/Woofferton, March 26
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/summer-17-changes-of-clandestine.html

USA   Summer A17 of World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 2 on March 26
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/good-signal-of-world-harvest-radio.html

VATICAN(non)   Vatican Radio in English to SoAs on March 25
1530-1600 on  9510 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs English Dly
1530-1600 on 11695 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SoAs English Dly
Summer A-17 of Vatican Radio in English to SoAs from Apr.1:
1530-1600 on  9800 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SoAs English Sat
1530-1600 on 11700 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SoAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/final-daily-broadcast-of-vatican-radio.html


--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

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

The Cross 4755 kHz

 
I send an email to The Cross station, 4755 kHz., asking about his plans to return to the shortwave and here is the answer:
"Dear Manuel,
Thank you for your inquiry.
At present, the power situation in the island is not consistent with
many power outages throughout the day.
We are working on getting solar equipment to be able to do the SW again.
Please pray for provision.
God bless!
Melinda
Melinda R. Espinosa
CFO/Administrator
Pacific Mission Aviation
P.O Box 3209
Hagatna Guam 96932

www.pmapacific.org"


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2017


** ALBANIA [non]. 9850 & 9855, March 26 at 0142, clear frequencies in case Radio Tirana should be able to reactivate its SW services in A-17, as either would work for what used to be English to North America at 0130 except UT Mondays. Will new programming still be produced without radio outlets? It is reported to be finally closing all its own SW and MW transmissions.

The German service has its separate organization and fan base. Manfred Reiff tells the DXLD yg: ``According to a German language email received today from Christian Milling (shortwaveservice.com) the station will broadcast Radio Tirana's German service Mondays through Saturdays at 1930-2000 UT (2130-2200 CEST/MESZ) on 3985 and 6005 kHz.  So the first broadcast will be on Monday, March 27 at 1930 UT``

These are 1 kW transmitters in Kall, GERMANY, which already relay several other ex-SW stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 26 at 0119, RNA/RNB is AWOL for sixth night in a row; 25m propagates the weaklings circa 11935, 11856, 11764, but not 11925, Bandeirantes has been off, nor 11815, sporadic RBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 26 at 0158, roboYL in French with day-by-day forecasts of some marine weather, at S9 until off at 0200*. I still can`t catch a definite ID, if any, but Canadian CG shows the latest 2749 transmission is VCS Halifax from Chebogue NS site starting at 0140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.03, March 26 at 0147, Alcaraván Radio music now in the clear around S9, as Romania has just evacuated 5910 for the duration of A-17. HFCC now shows nothing on 5910 between 2000 and 1130, tho may be incomplete, except 0000-0100 the worldwide emergency standby channel for RDR, Vatican SMG the placeholder. (RRI is still on 5910 heavily to Europe 1430-2000) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, March 25 at 2206, RHC in French this semi-hour, no longer in English since March 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, March 26 at 0153, R. Rebelde is off again, leaving a JBA carrier, presumably Quillabamba, Perú (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUANTANAMO BAY [non]. Replies to my log of KG4USN, not Gitmo:

Glenn, Gitmo does have KG4 but only if it has a two-letter suffix. KG4 with a three-letter suffix is regular mainland USA. My most recent logs of the real thing were KG4BP in 2016 and KG4HI in 2015. 73 (Eike Bierwirth, Germany, March 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Glenn, Here's some info that may clarify Guantánamo Bay amateur callsigns. Gitmo callsigns are issued by the Navy, not the FCC, and are 2x2 calls. That is, a true Gitmo call will always be from the group KG4AA thru KG4ZZ.

The callsign you heard, KG4USN, has a "Radio Service" code of "HA"
meaning it was a sequentially issued call. The ham operator did not
receive that call as a result of having been in Gitmo, nor is it a
vanity callsign. Hope this helps. 73, (Jim K5JG, ibid.)

Tnx, Eike and Jim; I see. So whose bright idea was it to intermix unique prefices for US overseas entities, with CONUS ham calls?? Also the call-areas no longer seem to mean anything. Beyond US, the numbers would match nearest US territory, such as KZ5 for Canal Zone, KG4 for Gitmo, K#6 for various Pacific Islands. But Maryland is not even in 4-land; and now it seems anyham may move anywhere to a different call area and still retain their original call, without even a /# (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6190, March 26 at 0212, MWV now here for A-17, ex-7390, song in Spanish; not on originally planned 6070, whew for CFRX, but I bet the PTB at CFRB never new they were threatened. Fortunately, someone at WCB changed it, after we pointed out CFRX on 6070 despite missing from HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-LSB (not USB), March 26 at 0143, pirate soul music; 0150 ID as ``Radio Free, Whatever``, as DJ says his ``very last listener has fallen off, probably nobody else out there listening. Post right now to HF Underground for me to stay on the air; [shortly:] Dick Weed, finally signing off`` at 0151*. Well, I`m here, but not on an internet device while DXing, tsk2. 

6940-USB (not LSB), March 26 at 0208 recheck, pirate music at S9, 0210 DJ apologizes to Radio Cosmo(?) for calling him a C-S-M-F; that was just a test. ``Next song from Zipper Club on Radio Free, Whatever`` which is back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9730, March 26 at 0125, RRI is already up and running on A-17 schedule, in French at S9+10 with Romanian folk music. 7375 found stronger // at 0138 now with C&W song but apparently in French.

7335, March 26 at 0140, RRI also back here for A-17 with piano  concerto, S9+30. Listed // for Romanian service at 0000-0200 is 9790. Has a classical concert on Saturday nights, which The Mighty KBC will never do (still on 6145) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, March 25 at 2208, REE VG at S9+25, Spanish rock music and interviewing musicians. Last date for 7 months that REE will be on the air this hour or this frequency. For A-17, 17855 to North America replaces it, ending at 2200, but at first it may have problems propagating all the way; should be much better from the start at 1400 ex-1500 on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 26 at 0114, SLBC with S4-S5 carrier just come on, JBA music at 0116, but never detected any mis-timesignal. Jose Jacob says this was recently reactivated, so my not hearing it all winter was not due only to propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9720

** TURKEY. 9515, March 26 at 0333, very poor signal with Turkishish music and flutter, presumably VOT English to North America now here from 0300 for A-17, ex-6080. We hope propagation improve as summer oncome. We may also try 15450 at 1230, and 9830 at 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** U S A. 7535v-LSB, March 26 at 0132, distorted very intermittent ham signal, obviously a contest worker, unstable and hard to copy with BFO. At first I figure it`s a spur from 40 meters, but don`t find a match tuning across another receiver. Then I realize it could be a second harmonic from ``80`` meters, and sure enough, there he is // on 3768-LSB, ID as WS9V, working someone at 59-1050. The fundamental isn`t wobbling around like the harmonic. WS9V is James J ``Skip`` Riba, PO BOX 73, Virden, IL 62690 USA, but at QRZ.com says he may not be the operator all the time during contests (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Saturday March 25 after 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.05v-CUSB, S8. Also confirmed UT Sunday March 26 starting just as I tune in at 0329.5 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, S9+20. Next: 
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.10v, March 25 at 2157, WBCQ The Planet IDs and IS, runup to sign-on, so not on an hour earlier this Saturday with anything Special (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Sat Mar 25 at 2200, WRMI opening `Your Weekend Show`, as scheduled on 5950 only. This hour on 11580 is not accounted for, but so far it all seems to be matching 5950. But 6855 is again unknown. 

9955, UT Sun March 26 at 0121, WRMI with preacher in Haitian Kriyol. Skedgrid now shows this quarter-hour as `Soulsvision` which would not otherwise clue us in to the language.

9395, UT Sun March 26 at 0128, this WRMI is not Oldies at the moment, but an ad for something with an 856-number, and then ``curating the King James Version``, with rock music background, over to a YL reading Psalms XXVI, Yahwuh-this and Yahwuh-that, so another YHWH cult. Checking my handy NIV with Psalms, it says ``O Lord``, this and that. Not good enough! For a picky, picky deity. But what program is this?

9395, UT Sun March 26 at 0205, now here`s yet another additional `Wavescan` repeat from 0200 as Ray Robinson is reading a script about CBR and CBRX, which later became CBU and CBUX/CKZU in Vancouver, about its site on Lulu Island (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9770, March 26 at 0123, S8-S9 signal with modulation cutting out and in about 4 times per second, talk in language impossible to recognize, then music, 0124 to dead air, and off at 0124.5*. HFCC A-17 shows two possibilities:

SLBC Sri Lanka, 125 kW, 345 degrees in Hindi from 0115 (which looks a lot like the 11905 entry now shown as 0000-0300); or Voice of Turkey in Spanish at 0100-0200. Like last summer, it`s // 9870, so should have tried to match them up; next time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12121.20-USB, March 26 at 0118, 2-way in Spanish with cambios. Maybe we could push it to 12121.21 for the sake of symmetry? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0500 UT March 26

A-17 Changes to All India Radio

A-17 Changes to All India Radio External Services
5990(A) 0100-0200 Sindhi (Add)
6145(Kh) 0015-0430 Urdu (Add)
9810(A) 1215-1245 Telugu (ex B)
9950(Kh) 1215-1315 Burmese (ex B)
11620(B) 1515-1600 Gujarathi (Delete)
11620(Kh) 1615-1715 Russian ( ex 9595 B)
11670(A) 1115-1200 Thai (Delete)
13720(B) 1330-1500 English (ex 13710)
15770(P) 1000-1100 English (Add)
17715(B) 0315-0415 Hindi, 0415-0430 Gujarathi, 0430-0530 Hindi (Delete)
There are no DRM transmissions temporarily on SW
For latest updated schedules please check in the links given below:
External Service Time Wise: http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm
External Service Language Wise: http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/Language.htm

Complete A-17 SW service in Frequency order : http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm

Reception Reports to spectrum-manager@air.org.in or via http://pbinfo.air.org.in/feedback/

Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
National Institute of Amateur Radio
Hyderabad, India Mobile: +91 94416 96043
www.qsl.net/vu2jos 

Obiettivo DX 717 - 26/03/17

Agenda DX 26/03/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Cultura, Campinas, Brasile 1390 Khz (1953)
HLKT, Sud Corea 1251 Khz (1959)
Radio Puerto Deseado, Argentina 740 Khz (1985)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa dell'indipendenza del Bangladesh

sabato 25 marzo 2017

Brazil, 5969.96 kHz heard via remote webSDR Sao Paulo

BRAZIL, 5969.96, 1412-1502,  25-03 classic brazilan songs and classic music,  identification at: 1418: "Scala FM (or Scalla FM), onda curta 5970 kHz, frecuencia modulada, 94 virgula 9 mHz, Scala FM". 35433. The first time I heard "onda curta 5970" in its identifications".

Other identifications at hours and 58 minutos, here at 1858 UTC: "94 virgula 9 informa, 3 horas, 94 virgula 9, Sao Paulo"
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

The K7RA Solar Update

The Sun just finished an extended period (16 days) of zero sunspots. There were none on March 4, one visible on March 5, then none on March 6-20. Finally, one sunspot group appeared on March 21-23, with a sunspot number of 12 on all three days. 

A sunspot number of 12 does not mean there were 12 sunspots. Every group of sunspots counts as 10 points, and every sunspot within those groups counts for one point. Therefore, the minimum non-zero sunspot number is 11. So, for the past three days, there were two sunspots in one group.

From F.K. Janda, OK1HH, geomagnetic activity forecast for the period March 24-April 19, 2017

Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on March 25, April 8-9, 14-15
Mostly quiet on April 13, 19
Quiet to unsettled March 26-28, April 10, 12, 18
Quiet to active on March 24, 31, April 1-4, 6, 11, 17
Active to disturbed on March 29-30, April 5, 7, 16

Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on March 24, 30-31, April 1-4, (5-8,) 12-13. (14,) 16-20, Dates in parenthesis are less likely to have enhanced solar wind.

Log Manuel Méndez

COLOMBIA, 5910, Alcaraván Radio, Puerto Lleras, 0522-0533, 22-03, Latin American songs. 14321.

ECUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, 0520-0550, 22-03, Spanish, male and female comments. Very weak, audible on LSB. 14321.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0523-0532, 22-03, religious songs and comments, English, best on LSB. 14321.

LIBERIA, 6050, ELWA Radio, Moronvia, 0650-0715, 23-03, religious songs, English, religious comments, at 0700: «Six hours». 14321.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Lugo
Tecsun PL-880, Sony ICF SW-7600G, cable antenna, 8 meters

Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2017


** ANGOLA. 4949.73, March 25 at 0456, still no signal from RNA, nor has it been heard on March 23 or 24 per Ron Howard, Thorsten Hallmann, Bill Bingham, Wolfgang Büschel and myself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 25 at 0239, PMS is back on air, at customary unusable suptorted modulation level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 25 at 0238, RNB/RNA are still off the air for the fifth night in a row. Standard inquiry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, March 25 at 0459 UT, CHHA Toronto as ``La voz de nuestra comunidad``, plus ``Gran Radiothón, 24, 25 y 26 de marzo`` with street address, AC 416 phone, then political ad for the Ecuadorian elexion (the front-runner`s first name is Lenin); 0501 ``Radio Voces Latinas`` ID, ``la mejor música latina(?) y canadiense``, then such music. On website http://chha1610am.ca I finally find what the Radiothon is about: ``Radiothon "Todos somos Perú" un milagro más de Monseñor Romero en su 37 aniversario de su asesinato! GRAN RADIOTHON "TODOS SOMOS PERU" ESTE VIERNES 24, SABADO 25 Y DOMINGO 26``. Does this mean programming preëmptions on CHHA 1610?

This refers to the El Salvadorian priest who was in fact assassinated on 24 March 1980, but what`s the connexion to Perú in particular? He`s been working miracles there since? Wikipedia says, ``In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 March as the "International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims" in recognition of the role of Archbishop Romero in defence of human rights``. Or, for short, IDFTRTTTCGHRVAFTDOV; or for shorter, IDRTCGHRVDV. I am amused by the rather cumbersome name, not by its mission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 4900 & 4940, March 25 at 1250, no signals from Voices of Strait; Recheck 1331, now JBA carriers. O yes, Aoki shows them not opening until *1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.039, March 25 at 0433, I am hearing only HJDH during what was publicized as the final SW broadcast ever from LITHUANIA, q.v. The least the irregular HJDH could have done was go off the air briefly in a respectful tribute to its companion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5010, 5025 & 5055, March 25 at 0455, all three are off, leaving nothing but 5040 RHC on 59m (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUANTANAMO BAY [non?]. 7248.6-USB, March 25 circa 0510, strong KG4USN, often with fonetix ``United States Navy``, contest contacts including with W6KEC, 59-138, so I think I`ve got Gitmo, tho he never says whence, as I used to DX hams there with KG4- prefix. Not any more! QRZ.com lookup shows 

``KG4USN USA flag USA
Kenneth B Reid
5 Park Pl #705
Annapolis, MD 21401
USA
Hi all, Please note I am now in Annapolis MD as of June 2016`` And he doesn`t say anything about ever being in Guantanamo Bay. What`s the prefix there now? Well, per http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2016_Current_Deleted(1).txt
KG4 is in fact the one and only prefix for the Current Entity, not a Deleted Entity, of Guantánamo Bay! So what`s he doing using it in Maryland? This rather sours me on any more contest DXing. The 40m band is ham-crammed, as another contest is underway, so no point in trying to fish out Eritrean intruders. I also tuned the entire 160m band without hearing anything (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, March 25 at 1257, mix of Chinese talk and Kurdish music, S6-S9. At 1258 the Chinese seems to stop, but circa 1300 I hear two sets of timesignals several seconds apart (and not looking at my clock for precise timing comparisons). The first one has one long tone, then several short ones and a final prolonged one. The second is more conventional, 5 or 6 pips, and then a Denge Kurdistane ID. Trying to sort this out consulting Aoki:

D.K. at 1300 is supposedly changing from one 300 kW antenna azimuth to another from PRIDNESTROVYE. RTI is finishing an unjammed hour in Amoy, but Sound of Hope may also be on here during long hours relaying RFA in Chinese, when it would be jammed, presumably with CNR1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LITHUANIA [and non]. 5910, March 25 at 0442, Alcaraván Radio on as usual from COLOMBIA, during the final semi-hour broadcast ever from the Sitkunai site, i.e. NHK relay in Russian, as Christian Milling had tipped us earlier: he`s in Vilnius putting together a tribute to Lith SW to be broadcast later elsewhere. A few minutes earlier on the R75 I could detect no second signal, but now on the NRD545 I can almost convince myself there is a second slightly offset carrier underneath (double-pitched het with BFO offtuned). At 0504 recheck again nothing but HJDH.

Sitkunai had been carrying only a few relays which obviously didn`t make it cost-effective. But as too often happens, also registered a bunch of imaginary transmissions in HFCC B-16, all dated 1234567 301016-250317; the LitEng ones surely being the long-deleted Radio Vilnius!:

5910 0430 0500 27,28 SIT  100  79 Rus        LTU NHK NHK  7185
7325 2300 2400 4,8,9 SIT  100 310 LitEng     LTU LRT LTU  3011
9455 2100 2200 43,44 SIT  100  79 Cmn        LTU IBB IBB   511
9555 0600 1600 29,30 SIT  100  79 LitRus     LTU LRT LTU  3007
9710 0800 1500 27,28 SIT  100 259 LitEng     LTU LRT LTU  3008
9735 0100 0300 4,8,9 SIT  100 310 LitEng     LTU LRT LTU  3009
9740 0100 0200 42,43 SIT  100  79 Uig        LTU IBB IBB   544
9825 2300 2400 43,44 SIT  100  79 Cmn        LTU IBB IBB   562

Only the IBB and NHK ones have really existed. HFCC A-17 still has, just in case, 4 SIT listings for LRT only, on 9555, 9710, 9875, 11690. Some defunct stations just won`t let go, resulting in far too much nonsense in HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, UT Sat March 25 at 0311, Station YHWH is on at S9 level but very undermodulated; still at 0433. Was not on before 0300, probably approx. start time. Switching from the R75 to the NRD545 at 0451, now I get S8 on its meter but much more readable, about Yahweh being a jealous god (but not envious?), and starts going thru the Ten Commandments of Yahweh, which seem to match the better-known ones, but according to Martin K. Elliott, they are much more severe and all-encompassing, e.g. #7, adultery, is not limited to the physical act. For #4 he points out that Shabat starts at Friday sundown, after which no work shall be done --- SO WHAT IS HE DOING RIGHT NOW???? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, March 25 at 1251, still VP carrier, so SIBC must be extended tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 6080, March 25 at 0447, two very poor signals, presumably TRT English to N America, and VOA São Tomé, as they have been colliding all winter. One is slightly on the hi side, TRT as usual, making a SAH with the other. Also stray(?) Cuban pulse jamming which is audible on LSB only. That`s the end for 6080 Turkey, as from March 26, English to N America shifts one UT hour earlier to 0300, and back up to 31m, 9515, which should be much better if MUF coöperate; and the // for Asia to 6165, which RHC will totally block here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 24 at 2230 on WRMI 11580; JBA carrier on 5950, but by 2256 I can confirm it // 11580. What about 6855, which originally was a third //, but not confirmed lately? NO: 

6855 is very poor with music at first; by 2259 I can make out an ID as ``community radio for Alaska``, and playing ``Rock Around the Clock`` --- so it`s the KIYU special which originally aired (mostly) on Friday, Feb 24, a month ago! But like many `specials` on WRMI, or even canceled programs, they keep repeating week after week without notice. 

WOR 1870 also confirmed Fri Mar 24 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.8v-CUSB, very poor. 

This Saturday I monitor 7265-USB continuously via UTwente from 1523, and hear nothing but noise! WOR is supposed to appear at 1531. However at 1557 I suddenly hear CRI closing Hindi, and JBA, there I am in the background. Altho the SDR was displaying 7265 all along as I had entered, I fear due to computer overload, it was really stuck tuned to some other previously entered frequency. Confirming it`s really listening to 7265 now, from *1600 blasts on CRI opening Russian. 

From April, WOR time shifts to 1431 UT Sat, which should lessen any CCI from elsewhere, but CRI will still be there with its Sinhala hour, 100 kW, 174 degrees from Kashgar, East Turkistan (and after 1500 same in Hindi). Göhren counts upon only 1 kW at 230 degrees, and will also experience increased absorption closer to midday. Next WORs:

Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, UT Sat Mar 25 circa 0045, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` in progress. He`s on the phone with J. P. discussing early television sets (which he collects) and history of TV in UK, USA. This goes on and on, then interrupted by a repeat caller from France, making some political points hard for Allan and us to follow, but hey, it`s free speech -- until 0122 or so he hangs up and starts to go thru the e-mail, but audio suddenly stops at 0124 --- dead air. 0126 music fill starts, and I tune out. But I should have kept listening; at 0133 I am again hearing snippets of AHW, and someone else off-mike; sounds like a conversation they don`t know is on the air (partly). 0137 finally canned ID and over to Brother Scare (who was already on 5129.8v-AM, presumably starting at 0100) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, March 25 at 0235 check, this WRMIBS is back on air, after missing yesterday, but it`s even weaker than usual, on the least useful azimuth for here, southwards from Okee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1710 UT March 25

SWLDXBulgaria News March 25

GERMANY(non)   Channel 292 relay From the Isle of Music and IBC Radio on March 25:
1200-1300 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Spa Sat From the Isle of Music
1300-1400 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu Italian Sat IBC Radio, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/channel-292-relay-from-isle-of-music.html

JAPAN(non)   More summer A-17 changes of Radio Japan NHK World from March 26
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/summer-17-changes-of-radio-japan-nhk.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman, March 25-26
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English
1500-2200 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic.
No change of time and frequency for Summer A-17 period.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-on_25.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio City & Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti via SPL on March 25
0900-1000 on  9510 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu German Sat Radio City &
0800-0900 on  9510 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu German Sat from April 1
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat R.Warra Wangeelaa-ti &
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat effective from April 1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/irrs-radio-city-radio-warra-wangeelaa.html

USA  WWCR-1 World Wide Christian Radio again in FM mode on 15795, March 25:
till 1200 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English, distorted/FM mode*
from 1200 on 15825 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English, with good AM audio
* wrong FM modulation as of Voice of Justice & Ictimai Radio on 9676.9 kHz!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/03/wwcr-1-world-wide-christian-radio-again_25.html

USA(non)   Summer A-17 changes of VOA/Afia Darfur/R.Ashna/R.Marti/Deewa Radio:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/03/summer-17-changes-of-voaafia.html


--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

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

Media & Tech - 25/03/2017

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #71

For my hamateur radio and SWL friends around the globe:

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#71 Issued on Saturday March 25, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast

Global HF radio wave propagation conditions

are

poor on 17-80 (15-75) meters

and

very poor on 12-10 (11) meters.

HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS:

NORTHERN 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.


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

Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable 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 also change daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and by decade, as the
sun rises and sets at different times and at different angles from the
ecliptic, as well as by radio wave frequency. This is due to changes in the
maximum usable frequency (MUF), lowest usable frequency (LUF) and F layer
critical frequency (FoF2).

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

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

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

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Solar Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Friday March 24, 2017-

Solar activity was low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was unsettled.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 72.4 72.3 72.1.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 12.

In 2017 officially there were 27 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

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

Sunspot group #12643 was located near N08E29 with a simple alpha magnetic
signature.

There was a newly risen unofficial as of yet unnumbered sun sunspot group
located near N13E58.

There was an unofficial as of yet unnumbered sun sunspot group located near
N06W17.


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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 fore casted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also fore casted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually non existent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's. It will probably be very difficult to
determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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No earth directed coronal mass ejections (CME) occurred.

No earth directed collapsing magnetic filament eruptions occurred.

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

2 2 1 0 2 2 1 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

9 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 daily averaged background x-ray flux was A8.34.

The daily averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's magnetic field was
+1.5 nT north.

The maximum and minimum Dst ranged between -14 and 3 nT.

The maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

657 and 463 km/s,

with a direct connection to a high speed solar wind stream emanating from
coronal hole #797 (#771).

There was a very large recurrent transequatorial (geoeffective) directly
earth facing (CH) coronal hole #797 (#771). During its last passage on the
earth facing side of the sun it impacted earth's geomagnetic field in a
negative manner.

There was a recurrent transequatorial earth facing (CH) coronal hole #798
(#792). During its last passage on the earth facing side of the sun it
impacted 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 propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free to redistribute this solar, space and geomagnetic weather
discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you
redistribute it in it's 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.

World Amateur Radio Day - April 18

Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.

Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.

Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters.  Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum.  From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.

Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with over 3,000,000 licensed operators!


More about this here: World Amateur Radio Day

Propagation News – 26 March 2017

Last week’s predicted geomagnetic storm materialised on cue, sending the K index up to five on Tuesday. The storming continued right through Wednesday into Thursday. There was an initial ionospheric enhancement late on Tuesday, but it didn’t last long. Maximum useable frequencies were then adversely affected on Wednesday with noisy bands and even 20 metres struggling to open at times. The culprit was a high-speed stream from a solar coronal hole, which impacted the Earth at speeds in excess of 650 kilometres per second, triggering an aurora. The time around the equinoxes can often bring more auroral activity.

The sun has been otherwise quiet, with only one tiny sunspot group coming around the limb.

Next week, NOAA predicts that the solar flux index will remain in the low 70s, but geomagnetic disturbances will continue. The K index is predicted to rise sharply on Tuesday due to yet another high speed stream from a coronal hole. This may push the K index up to six, prompting auroral conditions yet again.

Poor conditions may then continue, so look out for an initial positive phase, which could occur early in the week, but then expect disturbed conditions with lower maximum usable frequencies for the remainder. As always, polar HF paths may be the worst hit, while North-South paths could remain less affected.

VHF and up:

The high pressure we hinted at last week is now building over northern Britain and should dominate the weather for much of the coming week.
The prospects for tropospheric openings look good, especially across the North Sea into northern Germany and the Low Countries. Weather models seem to follow a theme that the high declines later in the week with low pressure and the potential for gigahertz bands rain scatter for western areas by next weekend.

As we move towards April, there will be a chance of some early season Sporadic-E within southern Europe. This is not ready for us yet, but a sign of good times ahead, given another three weeks or so. Now is the time to be checking those 10m, 6m, 4m and 2m beams and beacon lists.

Moon declination goes positive this week, meaning increasing windows of moon visibility. With perigee on Thursday, losses will become lower as the week progresses, making it a good week for EME.

Vatican Radio’s English SW broadcast to Asia come to an end


Vatican Radio’s English shortwave broadcast for Asia has come to an end, with its last transmission going out Friday evening, after nearly 60 years of service.  However this does not mean it has disappeared altogether. What ultimately closed on March 24 as Vatican Radio’s English Service for Asia, is however very much alive online on Vatican Radio’s website.  The gradual phasing out of Vatican Radio’s shortwave frequencies is seen as part of the reform of the Roman Curia or the central administration of the Catholic Church here in the Vatican, called for by Pope Francis.  The Pope established the new dicastery or office of the Secretariat for Communications on June 27, 2015, ‎bringing 9 media bodies of the Vatican, including Vatican Radio, under the Secretariat’s direction, with the purpose of overhauling, streamlining and ultimately merging them as a cohesive unit. 

What ended on March 24 as Vatican Radio’s English Service for Asia began way back in 1958. The only ‎English programme of Vatican Radio then, headed by Jesuit Father Thomas O’Donnell, was repeated a number of times in different directions, ‎including towards Africa and South Asia.   It was a weekly 10-minute news broadcast  for India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.   However, the need for special programmes adapted to the ‎distinctive cultural needs and tastes of Africa and South Asia gave way to independent programmes for ‎these two regions.   ‎In 1964 South Asia got a boost when Pope Paul VI visited Bombay (today Mumbai), India for the 38th International Eucharistic Congress from 2nd to 5th of December.  Hence in May 1965, the Indian Section officially came into being with a 10-minute broadcast twice a week each in the evening in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam , while English went on air daily Monday through Saturday.   In 1982, all the four languages began re-broadcasting their evening programmes the following morning.   Three years later – on May 12, 1985, the Malayalam programme got extra airing time, broadcasting for 15 minutes in the morning, whereas the rest continued broadcasting for 10 minutes.   

In 1986, Pope John Paul II visited India from January 31 to February 11.   Just prior to this visit, on January 7th that year, Hindi, Tamil and English were given extra time, and so all the four languages began broadcasting daily for 15 minutes each, in the morning, which was a feature programme.  The evening transmission consisted of 6 minutes of news only.   By the end of 1986 the evening 6-minute news increased to 10 minutes and was repeated the following morning. 

On March 25, 1990, Hindi, Tamil Malayalam and English began broadcasting for 15 minutes each, repeating it the following morning.  And from Sept. 23, 1993, the four languages were transmitting for nearly 20 minutes each, repeating the evening programme twice the following morning.

It was on Oct 24, 1993 that the fifth language, Urdu, that is spoken mainly in Pakistan but is also widely followed in India, especially in the north, was added to the Indian Section.  It began with a 7-minute Sunday programme, as part of the Hindi programme.  On March 30, 2003 Urdu became a stand-alone programme, broadcasting for 15-minutes on Sundays and Wednesdays, and repeated the following mornings.  The Urdu programme however closed down in  September, 2013, after nearly 20 ‎years of service.

On May 16, 2015, Vatican Radio marked the 50th anniversary of its Indian programmes with a ‎Holy ‎Mass and a reception. 

requested still reservation towards CeAS, ME, NE and all Africa in A-17:

 7360 0300 0330 47SE,48SW,52NE,53WSMG 250 151   0 216 CVA English
 7360 2000 2030 46SE,47W          SMG 250 180   0 156 CVA English
 9660 0500 0530 52SE,53W,57N      MDC 250 258   0 822 MDG English
 9660 1730 1800 47SE,48SW,52NE,53WMDC 250 320   0 822 MDG English
 9670 2000 2030 46                SMG 250 210   0 151 CVA English
 9800 1530 1600 41,42S,43SW       PHT 250 283   0 216 PHL English Sat
11625 0630 0700 46                SMG 250 210   0 151 CVA English
11700 1530 1600 41,42S,43SW       PUG 250 280   0 146 PHL English Sat
13765 0630 0700 46E,47W           SMG 250 184   0 616 CVA English
15570 1730 1800 52SE,53W,57N      SMG 250 168   0 218 CVA English
15595 0630 0645 38E,39,40S        SMG 250 107   0 216 CVA News_En
15595 1130 1200 38E,39,40W        SMG 250 107   9 616 CVA Liturgy Fri
15595 1615 1630 38E,39,40S        SMG 250 107   9 616 CVA News_Mi
17590 1130 1200 38E,39,40W        SMG 250 112  14 616 CVA Liturgy Fri
17785 0700 1030 53W,57NE          SMG 250 155 -15 218 CVA Special

Agenda DX 25/03/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
KINK, Oregon 620 Khz (1922)

venerdì 24 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 23-24, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 23 at 2010 check, no signal from CB, as the saga of this dysfunxional station continues. 

6090, March 24 at 0105, on at S9+25 but dead air; at 0604 it`s off, but when will it ever die for good? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180 & 11780, March 23 at 2314, RNA/RNB still off the air for the fourth night; at 0105 March 24, a JBA carrier on 6180, no doubt CRI English, southward from East Turkistan at 00-02, which is to continue in A-17; while Brazil refuses to participate at all in HFCC, despite being the country with the most private SW broadcasters still active, besides RNA/RNB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, March 24 at 1327, RHC is totally out of whack with huge crackling noise blob; can`t even discern any music or talk modulation. By 1340 recheck it`s back to normal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 9955, March 24 at 0053, R. Prague is already wrapping up English, with music fill ``for our satellite listeners``, still refusing to acknowledge that WRMI is providing them SW airtime! The full schedule extracted from WRMI website now that DST shifts have occurred is:

1200 on 9955 6855 Mon-Sat
2330 on 5950 [daily?][also 6855?]
0030 on 9955 Tue-Sat
0230 on 6855 11580 [daily?]

Do not believe the far outdated info on R. Prague`s own website!
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040 // 11880, March 23 at 2315, RHC confirmed in English about the Ecuadorian elexion. It`s always amusing when a dictatorship attempts to report on a democratic process without any sign of embarrassment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.93, March 24 at 0557, VON is on with soft music at S9+30, 0558 switch to the non-soft percussion interval signal, always a treat to hear during this biminute before starting Hausa at 0600, now undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Channel A-48, March 24 at 1558 UT, a flash of NTSC video not locking in, just as I hear a Vance jet fly overhead: airplane scatter visiblizing KOCY-LP in OKC as still on the air. I often let the NTSC TV set run on ch 48 in the mornings, even when there is no tropo enhancement like today. 

[and non] Or channel 2 in case some sporadic E DX from Canada (if any), or Latin America should appear; fat chance. This map may be helpful, but afraid it is not up to date:
as all the Mexicans are certainly off. Plain dots denote NTSC=analog stations, circled dots ATSC=DTV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 24 at 0055, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0103:24; that is 60.5 seconds later than last Chaski-check nine days ago, March 15 until 0102:23.5*, so averaging 6.7 seconds later per, right on ``schedule``. A17 HFCC still shows no other users of 5980 around this time, but no doubt spurious Cuban pulse jamming will be there occasionally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA [non] 6080

** U A E. 7285.098, March 24 at 0314, way off-frequency JBA carrier. HFCC shows it`s BBCWS in Arabic via DHA, 250 kW, 255 degrees to NE Africa at 03-04 only, and gone in A-17. Why is it so difficult for some major SW sites to achieve accuracy, when we with consumer SW receivers (R75 in this case) can easily detect their offness? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6080, March 24 at 0605, VOA going from news to `Daybreak Africa`, fair over pulse-jamming. It`s typical Cuban style altho there is no reason for it being here, other than annoying VOA listeners even in English. Possibly: leapfrog mixing product of 5980 jammer over 6030 jammer another 50 kHz higher. B16 VOA schedule is 05-07 via SAO TOME at 20 degrees. In A17, VOA 6080 English to Africa usage will be: 03-04 at 350 degrees from Botswana; 04-07 at 138 degrees from SAO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 23 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, very poor with local high noise level. Also confirmed Thu Mar 23 at 2354, the 2330 on WBCQ 9329.94v-CUSB, S9+20. Next:
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7490.0, Thu March 23 at 2308, WBCQ with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` playing enjoyable Balkan, Zydeco music. Very close to on-frequency at the moment, but there are traces of another station underneath slightly offset from this. Would that be BBCWS? 7490 had been in use at 23-24 UT only via THAILAND, which was closed at end of 2016. Many such frequencies were replaced by other sites, as in
which despite being obviously updated post-Thailand, ``ex-NAK``, is still dated November 20! But this one is not on it.

7490.00, March 24 at 0537, WBCQ is on-frequency but off-Scare; playing hymns not // TOM on WRMI 7570 nor WWCR 5890; 0539 another gospel tune and it`s // another WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, March 23 at 2311, this transmitter with nothing but WRMIBS, is missing, and still absent at further chex 0317, 0540 March 24. It`s #9 at 151 degrees, nominally 22-12 UT. (At 2311, the other 7s, 7730 and 7570 were nominal.)

9395, March 23 at 2312, the 24/7 ``Oldies`` channel of WRMI is not really, for now it`s Brother Scare, possibly substituting for 7780 which is off the air. But we`ve heard him before for limited periods on 9395, a complete and accurate program schedule for which is still not provided. Checking 6855 at same time, very poor with music, maybe Oldies? 

6855, UT Friday March 24 at 0052, Xmas music. I suspect `Xmas Radio` is running 7 days a week during this hour, as nothing fills magenta the rest of the week on the WRMI grid beyond UT Monday |. Still only novelty/secular tunes heard during my brief chex, nothing sacred (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12002.5-USB, March 24 at 1325, two-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1713 UT March 24