sabato 23 febbraio 2019

Agenda DX 23/02/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
FCC Federal Radio Commission (1927)
Radio Antilles, Monserrat 930 Khz (1966)
Classic Gold, Gran Bretagna 1431 Khz (1982)
Faro del Caribe, Costarica 5055-9645 Khz (1948)

venerdì 22 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22, 2019

** CUBA. 9624 & 9656, Feb 21 at 2242, diffuse spurblobs obviously out of 9640 RHC transmitter which is S9+20. Not FM, and no modulation recognizable on them. I then scan for more further out at 16x kHz multiples. There is more hash but not on exact spots, such as around 9590, 9540 vs other RHC 9535, 9565? vs jamming, 9520. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Feb 21 at 2315, CRI relay is JBM with scratches, S9+10/20. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 22 at 1448, CRI Plus relay is S9+40 but suptorted. Readable if you want to put up with it. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. But no spurs on 15 or 13 MHz bands today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Feb 21 at 2156, REE Spanish frequency announcement as 11940 to S America, 9620 to N America ---- what? Did I hear that right? It`s really 9690, of course. Will have to try again at same hour. Seems like 9620 may have been REE sometime in past. Currently not registered anything below 9690, but several imaginary alternates in the 15 and 17 MHz bands likely to return in A-season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3264.897V, Feb 22 at 0715, WBCQ is JBA with talk and music not // much stronger 9330+ TOMBS. Haven`t checked much for it lately, as never enough signal to be listenable, but apparently still running 24 hours. V = audibly wavering slightly, as opposed to lower case v meaning long-term variability (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13755, Feb 22 at 1447, no DRM from WINB, only heard yesterday on this frequency, and not on previous 13690 either. Nor at 1636 recheck. What do they twit about this?

``winb‏ @SWWINB Feb 21 --- New WINB DRM Schedule - Effective Immediately - 07-09 UTC 7315 kHz, 09-12 9265 kHz, 12-17 13755 kHz#shortwave #drm #HFCC #B18``

NOT now, as I said, on 13755. That`s from Hans Johnson in FL, who is reluctant to sign his real name. Here`s some more news:

``winb‏@SWWINB 4h4 hours ago [from 1612 UT Feb 22 --- why in the world don`t they just show the real time of the items???] New WINB DRM program - Unique Radio's @AussieTimG 1100-1200 UTC Wed, Thu, and Fri on 9265 kHz. Reception reports wanted. #drm #swling #shortwave #dx #swl``

We had not even heard about this from Tim Gaynor himself, who earlier had quit WINB completely. But this now on his own website: https://www.uniqueradio.biz/

``HOT NEWS --- Unique Radio will be transmitting on 9265 kHz DRM 1100 - 1200 UTC via WINB, Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's (From February 27th 2019), aimed at 62 degrees to Eastern North America, Europe and possibly being able to be received on the North African Continent and very remotely, in parts of Australia. Reports to John Wright C/O ARDXC at the following email: dxer1234@gmail.com``

This twitfeed also includes some posts about other DRM stations: https://twitter.com/@SWWINB

``winb  @SWWINB Feb 13 --- #vonigeria *1600 today 15120 kHz in Arabic! I don't think they have been on in Arabic via shortwave for a few years, certainly not on DRM. Via SDR in Switzerland``. 

And about China DRM. And even some non-DRM, non-WINB items such as Koode Radio International (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Friday Feb 22 at 1512, still no signal from KVOH; however at 1637 there is a JJBBA carrier, maybe KVOH if not an artifact; QRP or just not propagating? Only other signal on band is a JBA carrier on 17830, BBC Ascension (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Just received this from Jeff White, RMI at 1635 Feb 22; who has special interest in this, as Mrs. Thaïs White is from there, probably family still:

``Venezuela Aid Live concert --- WRMI’s web stream is carrying Richard Branson’s Venezuela Aid Live concert all day today February 22 until approximately 2200 UT. It can be heard on our website http://www.wrmi.net and on TuneIn (search for WRMI).
-- 
Jeff White, General Manager
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 USA
Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-863-467-0185
www.wrmi.net``

Why not turn 9955 at least back on for this too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 22 at 0701-0708: No doubt I would hear more earlier in the evening, but interesting that bedtime check this late is still getting Europe, the western fringes at least. Sunrise at Madrid today was right at 0700 UT. 612, 621, 774, 837, 846 (Kiritimati?), 855(2), 882, 1008, 1035?, 1098(2), 1125, 1152, 1215, 1305(3), 1413, 1485(2), 1503, 1575, 1584. On the R75 with E-W longwire so no DFing. (2) means at least two carriers beating, or even (3) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1703 UT February 22

Radio Menschen & Geschichten in DRM

Radio. Menschen & Geschichten will be on air this sunday, february 24, in both AM and DRM:

0900-1000 UTC online live streaming www.radiomenschenundgeschichten.de 

1800-1900 UTC in AM on 5830 kHz and
1930-2030 UTC in DRM on 5830 kHz 

Media & Tech - 22/02/2019

Venezuela Aid Live Concert on WRMI 5950, webcast

** VENEZUELA [non]. Just received this from Jeff White, RMI at 1635 Feb 22; who has special interest in this, as Mrs. Thaïs White is from there, probably family still:

``Venezuela Aid Live concert --- WRMI’s web stream is carrying Richard Branson’s Venezuela Aid Live concert all day today February 22 until approximately 2200 UT. It can be heard on our website http://www.wrmi.net and on TuneIn (search for WRMI).


-- 

Jeff White, General Manager
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 USA
Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-863-467-0185
www.wrmi.net``

Why not turn 9955 at least back on for this too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

As if in reply, Jeff follows up at 1703:
``We are also broadcasting the Venezuela Aid alive concert on 5950 kHz until 2000 UT``

Meanwhile, higher daytime frequencies on azimuths across North America remain silent (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Agenda DX 22/02/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
XEUG Radio Universidad de Guanajuato 970 Khz (1961)
Radio Vision Juanjui, Perù 5134 Khz (1980)
TWR Monaco, 1467 Khz (1954)

giovedì 21 febbraio 2019

SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.20-21

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9550 kHz, Feb.21
0900-0910 on  9550 unknown tx / unknown to ????, poor/weak
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-mystery-egyptian-music_21.html

FRANCE(non)   Very good signal of Eye Radio via TDF Issoudun, Feb.21
1600-1700 on 15410 ISS 250 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri
* including other langs English/Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/very-good-signal-of-eye-radio-via-tdf.html

GERMANY   Reception of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst in 49mb on Feb.21:
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode, good
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-dwd-deutscher-wetterdienst_21.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, Feb.20
1700-1730 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed as scheduled
1730-1800 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed, NOT Amharic
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_21.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Brother HySTAIRical TOM via MBR Nauen, Feb.21
1400-1600 on  6015 NAU 100 kW / 270 deg to WeEu English, good signal and
co-ch on same 6015 URU 100 kW / non-dir to EaAs Kazakh PBS Xinjiang-weak
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-brother-hystairical-tom.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of NHK World Radio Japan via MBR Issoudun, Jan.28
1430-1500 on 13725 ISS 500 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Farsi, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-nhk-world-radio-japan-via_21.html

GERMANY(non)   Fair signal of Radio Oeoemrang via MBR Issoudun, Feb.21
1600-1700 on 15215 ISS 500 kW / 300 deg to ENAm Frisian/German/English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fair-signal-of-radio-oeoemrang-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   LWF Sawtu Linjilia/Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun on Feb.21
1830-1900 on  9800 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Mon-Thu, weak/fair:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-lwf-sawtu-linjiliavogospel.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Feb.21:
0750&0754 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
*Arabic/Serbian nx, the transmitter switches off at 0803UT
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_21.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of MOI Radio Kuwait in English, Feb.21
0500-0800 on 15529.7 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-moi-radio-kuwait-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E07 English Man in 50mb, Feb.21
0550-0558 on  5811 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-e07-english-man-in-50mb.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E17z English Lady in "the heart" of 31mb, Feb.21
0810-0817 on  9820 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, distorted + hum
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-e17z-english-lady-in-heart.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in "the heart" of 31mb, Feb.21
0940-0946 on  9540 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM mode, fair/good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-heart.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S11a Cherta in 25mb, Feb.21
1015-1018 on 11559 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-s11a-cherta-in-25mb-feb21.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical via SPL Secretbrod in 25mb, Feb.21:
1300-1455*on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, very good signal
* except Sat 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English 13-14 Mighty KBC!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/receotion-of-brother-hystairical-via.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of AWR via SPL Secretbrod in 25mb on Feb.21
1500-1530 on 11945 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to SoAs Tamil, very good signal
1500-1530 on 11985 SCB 050 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Telugu-very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-awr-via-spl-secretbrod-in.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical via SPL Secretbrod in 31mb, Feb.21:
1700-1945 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-brother-hystairical-via_21.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via SPL Secretbrod in 49mb, Feb.21:
1710-1745 on  5995 NAU 100 kW / 132 deg to N/ME Arabic Tue/Thu/Fri via MBR NAU
1745-1800 on  5995 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Dardasha 7, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-bvb-dardasha-7-via-spl.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical via SPL Secretbrod in 49mb, Feb.21
1804-2000 on  6000 SCB 050 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-brother-hystairical-via_86.html

THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service in 16mb, Feb.21
1000-1100 on 17630 UDO 250 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Thai, weak to fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-hsk9-radio-thailand-world_21.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio / Radio Sama via ENC-DMS Woofferton, Feb.21
0800-0830 on 15260 WOF 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Arabic, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-feba-radioradio-sama-via.html

USA   WTWW-1 We Transmit World Wide Scriptures For America, Feb.21
from 0600 on  5830 TWW 100 kW / 050 deg to ENAm English, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/wtww-1-we-transmit-world-wide.html

USA   Fair signal of OCB Radio Marti in 49mb on Feb.21:
from 0630 on  6030 GB  250 kW / 205 deg to Cuba Spanish
from 0700 on  5980 GB  250 kW / 172 deg to Cuba Spanish
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fair-signal-of-ocb-radio-marti-in-49mb.html

USA   Reception of Bob Biermann Oldies via WRMI-06 on Feb.21:
from 0654 on  9395 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to ENAm English, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-bob-biermann-oldies-via.html

USA   Reception of WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio in 25/31mb, Feb.21
till 0855 on 11520 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf English, weak/fair
from 0900 on  9470 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs English, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-wewn-1-global-catholic_21.html

--

73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

Glenn Hauser logs February 20-21, 2019


** CUBA. 6100, Feb 21 at 0632, RHC English is S9+30 but modulation spikes only, totally useless; wiggle that patchcord! // 6165 is S9+10, OK modulation but with CCI, presumably NHK Arabic via France until 0630 not turned off yet; 6000 somewhat distorted; 6060 overmodulated distorted. Somethings are always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 21 at 1527, CRI Plus English relay is S9+30 of dead air except for some lite crackle. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15215, Feb 21 at *1600, annual broadcast of ``Radio Amrum, the Frisian Voice`` via FRANCE, carrier on and soon sign-on in English mentioning 500 kW, the edition for 2019 --- but the ``19`` was clearly edited in, replacing ``18``, or even earlier! This is the ``tenth issue`` -- or was that referring to a previous year now being played back? The following content certainly sounds familiar. It would be nice if they could come up with new stuff, perhaps even some local music breaks. The date is coordinated with a celebration on Öömrang every Feb 21 at 5-6 pm, a bonfire of non-toxic, non-plastic materials collected over previous months. Live coverage of this would be moreexciting!

Host introduces ``latest news`` at 1603 but then switches to German. Several English bits interspersed are only brief, so for those not fluent in German, much less Frisian, little is comprehensible, but since this is such a special occasion I monitor the entire hour.

Mostly it`s an informal conversation among a woman and one or two men, except at 1611 they seem to be reading a script. Apparently the host only speaks (high) German and English, while most of the hour is in the Frisian dialect. I wonder how well standard German speakers can understand Frisian?

1604 English something about a ``special game`` and back to Frisian. 1625 English about happy birthday to a Mr. Peters who has been married for 15 years. 1633 English about having made a trip to New York, also in German about Australia, New Zealand; in Frisian about Las Vegas.

1639 break ID as on 15215 k-h-z from Jülich! How many years now has the original DW site been kaput?? And times as 11 in NY, 17 M-E-Z; ``welcome from Amrum to New York``. 1645 talking about schnee (snow).

1659 apologizes for interrupting the conversation, but promises to be back on Feb 21, 2020, 500 kW on 15215, ``to all Amrum exiles all over the world, especially New York``. Also said earlier that more of them live elsewhere in Germany than on the islands. Credits those responsible for this annual broadcast, Ian (Eien?) Kursel? at 25946 Niebel, and two contact phone numbers repeated in English and German: 046822688 and 01704425007; inviting donations. 1659 dead air and 1700*

VG S9+20 signal here in deep North America, fading to S9. Simul-monitoring via UTwente found it much weaker/poorer, too close to Issoudun, skipping over, and worsening by 1642 check.

Via UTwente only, from the outset and further chex, there is scratchy intermittent SSB ACI from some INTRUDERS. I do not manage to isolate it, but seems to be USB, slightly from the lower side.

There is also constant tone-pulsing QRM underneath for the entire hour, at the rate of approx. 7X per second. What is this? At times it seems to fade independently, so jamming? Toward the end I find it peaking about 0.5 kHz above and below 15215.0; it continues during the brief dead air at conclusion, and goes off at exactly the same time as carrier. So I conclude it`s a defect at Issoudun, not external jamming, and not on the Amrum program audio either. Other monitors were also hearing it. I alerted the WOR iog, British DX Club and Hard-Core-DX an hour earlier, and will round up several resulting reports in next DXLD.

Wolfgang Bueschel recorded most of it and also wonders about the source of pulsing: ``steht auf der Box zum Anhören: https://app.box.com/s/dlolfr18x2wr311e13qm800v6rvpeh6b
Kann mir mal jemand erläutern woher dieses Bubble-Geräusch pulsend herkommt? 73 wb  df5sx``

This fine reception into deep North America demonstrates that even at solarmin, any European broadcaster could serve us successfully on 19m at our mid-mornings, but not a single station is willing to do so. Remember when, sesquidecades ago, London Calling had a separate North American service? I think it was on 11 metres then during solarmax circa 1958!

15215 also had a JBA carrier before Amrum, at 1530 Feb 21 check, and after it went off at 1700; nothing else whatsoever listed so maybe of local origin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IVORY COAST [non]. 7375, Feb 21 at 0627, S9-S7 music and French ID as ``Radio Mondiale Adventiste, La Voix de l`Espérance`` with Abidjan postal address, also e-mail like lavoixdelesperance@yahoo.com then AWR theme and plug Bible-par-correspondence course until 0630*.

HFCC shows 0600-0630, 250 kW, 162 degrees via FRANCE. Amusingly, sandwiched between two imaginary entries on 7375: 0500-0600 Nauen in Croatian; 0600-0800 Thumrait, Oman RSO in Arabic. Hey, how about another imaginary 7375 entry in memory of RFPI Costa Rica? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1970 monitoring: missed the 2200 openings, so unknown if WRMI made it on air in time this week, caught the endings: Wednesday February 20 at 2227, S9+10 fading to S7 on WBCQ 7490+, now better than WRMI 9955, which is running 15 seconds ahead of WBCQ. Also confirmed UT Thu Feb 21 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor S9-S7 vs noise level. As usual, I hope that the 7780 emissions arrive much better further east on 44 degree azimuth. Next:

0930 UT Friday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: March 2]
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13750-13755-13760, Feb 21 at 1421, WINB DRM on new frequency, ex-13685-13695, why? Neither was on yesterday. Got to be WINB with distinctive hybrid of DRM noise on the top half, multiple non-DRM carriers on bottom half, which no one else seems to notice or explain. 13690 was close, but not too close to Cuba 13700. 13755 center looks like a clear choice, but may be too close to Cuban FM spurs when they surely resume. HFCC has nothing on 13755 but imaginary English from Jakarta at 0800-0900; but adjacent 13750 could bear something from MBR Nauen at 1330-1530, plus IBB Kuwait at 1630-1700 in Swahili; and on adjacent 13760, imaginary VOR Moskva in Russian at 1200-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1120, Feb 21 at 0008 UT, I`m trying again for definite reception of KCRN, Limon CO now with 50 kW day power. On the DX-398, KMOX is nulled and hearing English religious talk, but that could be Austin. Simulmonitoring on R-75 with E-W longwire on 1060, I get // audio just a reverb apart, i.e. KRCN Longmont CO, the sibling Catholic Radio Network station. KRCN is also 50 kW day power but unlike KCRN may continue at night with 111 or 105 watts, but none of that matters since it also has a puny 92.1 FM translator. Paul Walker says 1120 also has a new 102.3 translator in Black Forest, which is near Colorado Springs. 1120 should be putting equally bigsig into Denver and CS, less so Pueblo further south.

Not enough 11520 signal to // WEWN. At 0013, 1120 fades in better when I can tell it`s a Catholic Radio fundraiser, phone 888-447-2425 --- so KCRN for sure, way out of their broad major lobe westward, here to the SE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Feb 20 at 2218 UT on caradio, already hearing Vietnamese from presumed KBXD Dallas QRMing closer KQAM Wichita English talker. At 2229-2230+ Vietnamese talk now on DX-398, same slow SAH between them as before; 2255 during Viet mentions ``Cámara de Diputados``, i.e. Spanish name about the Mexican House of Reps!; 2257 break for legal English ID as ``KBXD, 1480-AM, Dallas`` and back to VV.

Tim Hendel in AL had been trying to confirm via webcast, KBXD in Vietnamese instead of người Tây Ban Nha (español), but was hearing Banda Trece programming. I too found a webcast attributed to KBXD but with Banda Trece, so not really what was on the 1480 air! Tim agrees this was probably the case. Meanwhile, I was wondering if the Viet I had been hearing could have been from KLVL Houston market, which has had Vietnamese in past, mainly Spanish now? But the bigsig vs KQAM has been typical of KBXD, whatever the programming language.

2359 recheck, Vietnamese still audible in mix on 1480. Feb official SR/SS times are 1315/0015 UT; March: 1245/0030. At night KBXD must cut from 50 to 1.9 kW on a similar pattern with major lobe to NW, but a notch NNW toward us. We are still wondering if KBXD now be 100% Vietnamese, or what? Someones in The Metroplex could easily check this out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Thu Feb 21 at 1530, 1616 & 1700 chex, still no signal from KVOH now off the air for a week, awaiting a replacement part (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1922 UT February 21

Media & Tech - 21/02/2019

Stations heard in Friol

ANGOLA, 4949.75, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, 1904-1920, 20-02, Portuguese, comments. 15221.

AUSTRALIA, 5055, Radio 4KZ, Innisfail, 0810-0825, 21-02, carrier and some songs detected, only on LSB. Extremely weak, barely audible.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0520-0640, 21-01, Brazilian songs, Portuguese, comments, id. "Radio Clube do Pará". 25422.

4985, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 2135-2148, 20-02, Portuguese, comments, Brazilian songs. 15221.

6010, Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 0450-0500, 21-02, Portuguese, comments. Very weak. 15311. 

9515, Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 2036-2048, 20-02, Portuguese, religious comments and songs. 25322.

9818.8, Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 2046-2053, 20-02, Portuguese, religious comments. 14221.

10000, Time Signal Station Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, 2126-2135, 20-02, time signals, female voice announcements: “Observatorio Nacional, 18 horas, 27 minutos, 40 segundos”. 13221.

11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 1910-2105 , 20-02, Portuguese, comments, Brazian songs, program “Nacional Jovem”, at 2000: “5 da tarde en Brasilia, Nacional informa”, at 2100 program “Reporter Nacional”. 25322.

11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 2026-2040, 20-02, Brazilian songs. Strong QRM from Arabia on 11820. 21321.

11855.7, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 2030-2045, 20-02, Portuguese, religious comments and songs, id. “Radio Aparecida, Santuario Nacional”. 32322. (Méndez)

11895..1, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2032-2048, 20-02, Portuguese, religious comments and songs. 14321.

CANADA, 6070, CFRX, Toronto, 0503-0515, 21-02, English, news, comments, advertisements. At 0515 eclipsed by Channel 292, Rohrbach on the same frequency. 24322.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1655-1710, 20-02, French, comments. 14321. 
Also 0605-0626, 21-02, French, comments, id. “Radio Congo”, African songs. 15321.

CONGO, D. R., Radio Kahuzi, Bukavu, 6210.2, 1725-1757*, 20-02, catholic religious songs, and comments by male in Vernacular, probably Swahili, close at 1757. Very weak. 14321.

CUBA, 4765, Radio Progreso, La Habana, 0450-0500*, 21-02, songs, Spanish, news in brief, “Reporter RP”, “Radio Progreso les ha ofrecido su programacíon de hoy”, anthem and close. 35433.

ECUADOR, 6050, HCJB, Pichincha, *0924-0935, 21-02, music, Quechua, comments. Extremely weak due to daylight here. 15411.

ECUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, 0545-0610, 20-02, Spanish, program “Panorama Nacional”, greetings and messages from listeners, at 0600 “Boletin informativo”, news. 15321. (Méndez) 
Also *0510-0611, 21-02, open with Afropop songs, at 0630 Spanish, “Panorama Nacional”, at 0601 “Boletin informativo”. 15321.

ERITREA
7140, Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara, 1702-1715, 20-02, Vernacular comments, East African songs.. 33433.

7180, Voice of Broad Masse, Asmara, 1703-1718, 20-02, East African songs, Vernacular comments. 32432.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0502-0530, 21-02, religious songs and comments in English. 15211.

INDIA
4810, AIR, Bhopal, 1718-1725, 20-02, Hindi songs. 25322.

5010, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram, 1715-1722, 20-02, Hindi songs. 15311.

JAPAN, 6055, Radio Nikkei, Chiba-Nagara, 0753-0810, 21-02, pop songs in English, comments, Japanese, female, at 0800 one beep time signal, comments, Japanese, female, male. 15321.

LIBERIA, 6050, ELWA Radio, Monrovia, 0647-0655, 21-02, English, religious comments, “Back to the Bible”. 25432.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0550-0631*, 20-02, classic music, at 0601, anthem, id., and more classic music, at 0607 Spanish, news: “Las noticias de Radio Francia Internacional”. Close at 0631, later than habitual at about 0600. 15321.
Also 0501-0610*, 21-02, classic music, at 0545 Spanish, comments: “Los servicios de televión de pago, teléfono e intenet”, at 0600 anthem, id. “... Radio Educación, Servicio Nacional de Comunicación, crea, colabora, comparte”, more classic music, at 0607 “Noticias de Radio Francia Internacional”, close at 0610. 15321.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, 5020, SIBC, Honiara, 0830-0852, 21-02, carrier and some audio detected, songs and comments, only on LSB, Extremely weak, barely aduibe. QRM from Rebende on 5025.

SUDAN, 7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1916-1923, 20-02, East African songs. 25322.

TANZANIA
6015, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 0450-0457, 21-02, Swahili, comments. 25433.

11735, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 1800-1809, 20-02, time signals, English, id., news by female. Very weak. 14321.

ZAMBIA, 4965, Voice of Hope, Lusaka, 1813-1837, 20-02, religious songs, English, religious comments, at 1830 id. “Voice of Hope Africa”. 25322.



Manuel Méndez
Lugo, España

Log in Friol 
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

Agenda DX 21/02/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Hispaniola, Repubblica Dominicana 1050 Khz (1936)
KSL, Utah 1160 Khz (1922)

mercoledì 20 febbraio 2019

SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.19-20

ALASKA   WCB KNLS The New Life Station on wrong 9710 kHz in Russian on Feb.20
0900-1000 on  9710 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Russian tx#1, instead of 7370
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/knls-new-life-station-on-wrong-9710-khz.html

CHINA   Fair/good signal of PBS Xizang Holy Tibet, Feb.20
0700-0800 on  9580 LHA 100 kW / 290 deg to EaAs English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fairgood-signal-of-pbs-xizang-holy.html

CHINA   Fair/good signal of Voice of Jinling on Feb.20:
from 1355 on  6200 NJG 100 kW / 161 deg to EaAs Chinese
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fairgood-signal-of-voice-of-jinling-on.html

CUBA   Weak signal of Radio Habana Cuba on 15140 kHz via Quivican, Feb.20
from 1430 on 15140 QVC 250 kW / 130 deg to SoAm Spanish Radio Habana Cuba
Same time on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English R.Sultanate of Oman is off
from 1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Araboc R.Sultanate of Oman is on air
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/weak-signal-of-radio-habana-cuba-on.html

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9400/9600 kHz, Feb.20
0815-0821 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, very good
1005-1011 on  9600 unknown tx / unknown to ????, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-mystery-egyptian-music_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Oeoemrang via MBR Issoudun will be air on Feb.21:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/radio-oeoemrang-via-mbr-issoudun-will.html


GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, Feb.20
1700-1730 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed as scheduled
1730-1800 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed, NOT Amharic


GREECE   Very good signal of Voice of Greece on Feb.19:
from 2300 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/very-good-signal-of-voice-of-greece-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S06s Russian Lady in 32mb on Feb.20
0830-0836 on  9262 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM mode:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in_20.html

TAIWAN(non)   New on shortwave is Radio Dap Loi Song Nui Radio DLSN via Tamshui tx
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/new-on-shortwave-is-radio-dap-loi-song.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey on odd frequencies 11925.7 & 1195.7 kHz, Feb.20:
0700-1000 on 11925.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Turkish, instead of 11925.0
1000-1055 on 11955.7 EMR 500 kW / 180 deg to NEAf Arabic, instead of 11955.0:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/trt-voice-of-turkey-on-odd-frequencies.html

U.K.(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via ENC-DMS Dhabayya, Feb.20:
1515-1600 on  9580 DHA 250 kW / 060 deg to SoAs Urdu, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-nhk-world-radio-japan-via_20.html

USA   Frequency and time changes of WINB Radio in DRM mode Mon-Fri, Feb.20
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/frequency-and-time-changes-of-winb-in.html

USA   Reception of WWCR-2 World Wide Christian Radio University Network on Feb.20:
from 0700 on  5935 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English Dr.Gene Scott, fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/wwcr-2-world-wide-christian-radio.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Fair signal of BBC via Tashkent, Feb.20
1330-1400 on  7520 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fair-signal-of-bbc-via-tashkent-feb20.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via Tashkent, Feb.20
1530-1600 on  7565 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Hindi, good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-nhk-world-radio-japan-via_16.html


--

73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

China’s becomes world’s largest DRM shortwave broadcaster

From having no regular DRM presence just a year ago, China has now become the world’s largest DRM shortwave broadcaster.

It had some DRM infrastructure in place for over a decade, which had only been sporadically tested so far.

Today, China operates the most DRM transmitters in this band and has the most extensive schedule.

The initial broadcasts started in early 2018 from Beijing. Services continued to rollout over the year via various transmitter sites, often on the country’s periphery. 

A DRM shortwave transmitter in Beijing targets north China almost 24 hours a day. A second Beijing transmitter targets east China for eight hours a day.

Another transmitter in Ürümqi in the country’s west targets central and east China for 14 hours a day, while a transmitter in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang province (the Manchurian plain), is on more than 11 hours a day and reaches south and southwest China. Dongfang on Hainan Island province is on eight hours a day on two frequencies for both north and southeast China. Finally, the DRM shortwave transmitter located in Kunming in the Yunnan province is on eight hours daily for south China.There is now a DRM network providing nationwide coverage.

Programming takes place on the first channel of China National Radio, part of the country’s state-run domestic service.
The only issue at the moment seems to be the availability of DRM receivers, which are currently manufactured only by Gospell. The company makes the GR-216 - which is nonportable and is not readily available, and the GR-227 digital radio car adaptor.

Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2019

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 20 at 0648, RHC English continues reactive here, but distorted; undermodulated on 6000 & 6165, and just right on 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13671.713, Feb 20 at 1437, JBA music, first suspect being RHC 13700 spur, 28.3 kHz away, but not //. Is there one on the opposite side? 13728.294, also close to 28.3 with no modulation audible. Can such a spur contain different audio from source? Or maybe on a single receiver, music stopped as I retuned. These are not the huge FM spurs which are sporadically provided by 13700. Nearest fundamental is 13670 CRI French via Albania, but not much heard of that. At 1514 I check again, finding JBA carriers on 13671.7 and 13727.7, not matching (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 13779.289, Feb 20 at 1445, RHC S9+10 knocked way off-frequency again today. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Feb 20 at 0656, S9+10 open carrier/dead air as TGAV must not have turned off transmitter after normal sign-off circa 0612 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9485-9490-9495, Feb 19 at 2245, DRM noise, scheduled 22-23 as RRI in Spanish, 90 kW at 247 degrees from Tsiganeshti site to CIRAF 14 = northern Argentina & Chile, southern Bolivia. I never see DX reports from anyone in the Southern Cone listening in DRM, so how many listeners can RRI possibly count on? Not to be confused with Cuban jamming often extending beyond the later Radio República hours via France on 9490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.0, Feb 20 at 1428, VOT not very off-frequency, but still on air following English, with IS and ID break in presumed Kazakh. Keeps going past 1430 timesignal, opening presumed Kazakh, finally cut off circa 1431. I then swoop to 9785 where Kazakh should have been already and do hear a JBA carrier there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 3950-3955-3960, Feb 20 at 0658, DRM noise at S9+10 usurping a stretch of our ``80 meter`` hamband, which is of course BBCWS in English, scheduled 0559-0700 only, 100 kW, 114 degrees from Woofferton for Western Europe, but plenty signal back this way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 20 at 1433, K6FRC beacon, Patterson CA, is JBA, but quite stronger at 1515. I patrol the 13550-13570 ISM/HIFER band almost every day, but K6FRC not heard since Dec 19; even longer since I`ve heard any others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1970 monitoring: barely confirmed first SW broadcast, Tuesday February 19 at 2033 on WRMI 7780, JBA via PL-880 portable. Slept thru as usual the Wed 0930 & 1030 airings. Next:

2200 UT Wednesday WRMI   *9955 to SSE 
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ   *7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI    7780 to NE
0930 UT Friday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: March 2]
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW 
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13685-13690-13695, Wed Feb 20 at 1430, no WINB DRM today, missing again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Feb 20 at 1445, WJHR manages S8 signal of gospel huxter, best heard in a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Feb 20 at 1507 & 1545, still no signal from KVOH, at midweek. (Nor any from 17780 BBC Ascension) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, KCRO Omaha: Paul Walker explains why I did not hear them mentioning 106.5 translator: ``They are moving the fm translator on 106.5 for KCRO to 106.7 in Lincoln as K294DJ where it’ll still rebroadcast KCRO`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1120, Feb 20 at 0027 UT, I`m seeking the new 50 kW daytimer in Limon CO, KCRN, ex-KLIM, which Paul Walker in Laramie reported finally activating CP a few days ago at quarter-power for starters. Official FCC sunset for Feb is 0030 UT, so this should be my best chance for it, after the 10 kW Okie KETU is off; and it`s close to a right angle from KMOX for easy nulling. However, KCRN pattern is broad to the west, null to the east; and there is another 1120 normally audible here around SR/SS, KTXW Manor TX (Austin). 

In fact that`s what I mainly hear with KMOX nulled, ``Austin`s Christian talk, The Bridge`` --- alluding to the one that`s batty?? By 0029 underneath I hear a song, maybe hymn, so quickly compare on same DX-398 to 1060 where there is KRCN Longmont (Denver), 50 kW daytimer, another Catholic station, but will they really be simulcasting? Could be // in brief bit. And nothing more from it after 0030.

KCRN is also designed to reach Denver past sparsely-populated eastern CO plains. I will have an even worse chance at KCRN sunrise *1345 vs KETU, KMOX et al. In March, KRCN span will be 1315-0100 UT (which of course must stay the same UT after DST start already March 10). KRCN & KCRN are in fact sibling stations, as the related calls imply, both licensed to Catholic Radio Network --- so why do they need two 50 kW Denver-market stations?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2394-, Feb 20 at 0703 UT, sounds like CW negative keying in repeating pattern, but I can`t invert my brain to copy it. I.e., tone during pauses, no tone during dits or dahs. Or possibly a local device cycling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2940.14, Feb 20 at 0700 UT, JBA carrier seems to be real rather than receiver overload. Merits further pursuit, possibly second harmonic from an off-frequency MW 1470+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010-USB, Feb 20 at 0654, very poor 2-way in French, certainly an unusual language for such (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13618-13640, Feb 20 at 1435, rapid over-the-horizon radar clicking, wonder from where? Seldom hear these any more, probably primarily due to pitiful propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1742 UT February 20

Media & Tech - 20/02/2019

Radio Kahuzi, 6210.2 on air, heard in Friol

CONGO, D. R., Radio Kahuzi, Bukavu, 6210.2, 1725-1740, 20-02, now on air with  catholic religious songs, and comments by male in Vernacular, probably Swahili. Very weak. 14321.

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain


Log in Friol
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

Voice of Nigeria DRM

Ottimo segnale della Voice of Nigeria oggi 20 febbraio 2019 alle 1700 UTC su 15120 kHz  in lingua inglese.

Ricevitore Yaesu FRG-7000, antenna dipolo e convertitore 455/12 kHz autocostruito. QTH: Messina. 

Giovanni Lorenzi



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SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.19

ESWATINI   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa in 25mb, Feb.19:
1500-1530 on 11780 MAN 100 kW / 031 deg to EaAf Somali, fair/good
from 1630 on 11660 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to EaAf Oromo,  very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_20.html

ESWATINI   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa in 31mb on Feb.19
1802-1832 on  9500 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to EaAf English, fair/good
1905-1935 on  9940 MAN 100 kW / 343 deg to CeAf Lingala, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_67.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Nauen on Feb.19
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_20.html

GERMANY(non)   LWF Sawtu Linjilia Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun, Feb.19:
1830-1900 on  9800 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Mon-Thu, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-lwf-sawtu-linjilia-voice.html

OMAN   Reception of R.Sultanate of Oman/Nation Station Oman FM 90.4, Feb.18
till 1401 on 15140 QVC 250 kW / 130 deg to SoAm Spanish R.Habana Cuba, weak
1401-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, very good signal &
from 1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic RSO, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-rsultanate-of-omannation.html

THAILAND   Very good signal of HSK9 R.Thailand WS, Feb.19
1900-2000 on  7475 UDO 250 kW / 324 deg to WeEu English
2000-2015 on  7475 UDO 250 kW / 324 deg to WeEu German
2030-2045 on  7475 UDO 250 kW / 324 deg to WeEu English
2045-2115 on  7475 UDO 250 kW / 316 deg to WeEu Thai
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/very-good-signal-of-hsk9-radio-thailand.html

U.K.(non)   Extra BBC frequencies, due to the elections in Nigeria this week
0700-1200 on 17780 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English WS, very good signal
1200-1400 on 17780 ASC 250 kW / 055 deg to WeAf English WS, very good signal
1400-1430 on 17780 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Hausa Mo-Fr as scheduled B18
1430-1700 on 17780 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English WS, very good signal
1700-1930 on 15695 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English WS, fair/good signal
1930-2000 on 11660 ASC 250 kW / 055 deg to WeAf Hausa Mo-Fr as scheduled B18
2000-2230 on 11660 ASC 250 kW / 055 deg to WeAf English WS, fair/good signal
2000-2030 on 11660 ASC 250 kW / 055 deg to WeAf Hausa Friday in B18 schedule
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/extra-bbc-ws-frequencies-due-to.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via ENC-DMS Yerevan on Feb.19
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-feba-radio-via-enc-dms_20.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman via ENC-DMS via Grigoriopol, Feb.19
1730-1800 on  7560 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-radio-ranginkaman-via-enc_20.html

USA   Fair to good signal of RAE Argentina via WRMI-1, Feb.19
2100-2300 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu Ge/It Mon-Fri
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fair-to-good-signal-of-rae-argentina.html

--

73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

Radio: not fading away

We are living in a golden age of radio. Don’t take my word for it, Radio Joint Audience Research, or RAJAR, the industry body that collates audience figures, tells us that 90 per cent of the adult population of the United Kingdom listens to the radio every week. That’s just under 50 million of us tuning in, without fail, every week.

With more ways of listening available than ever before, from old battery-operated transistors to wifi, radio has never been more accessible: last year between us we tuned in to hear more than a billion hours of music, news, documentaries and blokes called Steve phoning in to have their say on Brexit.

Radio is, however, a notoriously self-effacing medium. Its most famous voices can walk unmolested down the street in a way their television counterparts can’t even dream of. It won’t shout about those startling figures, either – I’ve been to radio awards ceremonies and the winners practically have to be coaxed up to the stage and then apologise for intruding on the proceedings.

Yet radio is undoubtedly one of our greatest success stories and is overdue an appreciative high five from the nation it serves so well. From the earliest crackly days of the BBC to the crystal-clear specialist stations a click of a mouse away, radio has played a vital role in the development of modern Britain.

If radio won’t celebrate itself then it’s up to us, the listeners, to make it happen. To get the ball rolling here are some of my favourite pieces of radio gold, starting with the moment modern British radio was truly born.

British radio was stiflingly regulated in its first decades: the BBC had a monopoly on the airwaves, there was no commercial radio beyond the English language Radio Luxembourg, and the craggy old Edwardians in charge at Broadcasting House showed no interest in catering for the tastes of that revolutionary postwar invention the teenager.

Then Radio Caroline sailed an old Danish passenger ferry into the North Sea, dropped anchor outside British territorial waters, stuck a big transmitter mast on the deck and at noon on 28 March 1964 DJ Christopher Moore greeted listeners, wished them a happy Easter, announced “this is the first record programme on Radio Caroline” and dropped the needle on the Rolling Stones’ Not Fade Away.

It was a moment that changed everything. Within a year there were around a dozen similar offshore pirate stations serving an estimated audience of 15 million. Within three years the BBC had seen the writing on the wall and created Radio 1, headhunting many of the pirate DJs, and in 1973 its monopoly was finally broken and independent commercial radio was born. Not Fade Away, indeed.

Also born in 1973 was local radio, which five years later proved particularly helpful to a man living in Derbyshire Lane, Sheffield. Local radio phone-in shows can be a bit of a mixed bag, with the same tired old opinions poking the saggy carcasses of the same tired old topics. Sometimes, however, they can produce some genuinely memorable radio. On the afternoon of 31 January 1978, for example, BBC Radio Sheffield’s afternoon show presenter Chris Hughes cued a call from “a Mr Savage, who’s on the line”.

“Yes, yes, it’s Alfie Savage here,” said a brisk voice with a Glaswegian accent. “I’m wondering if any of your listeners in the area can help me – at the moment I am stuck under a wardrobe on the staircase.”

Sensing a wind-up, as Savage expanded on his predicament Hughes interrupted curtly: “And how did you get to the telephone?”

“We’ve a long extension,” came the earnest reply. “My wife handed it up to me.”

As it happened Alfie Savage really was stuck under a wardrobe on the staircase of his home in the Woodseats area of Sheffield. A pensioner living nearby heard the appeal but proved too frail to offer any useful assistance but within a few minutes the local chemist arrived, manoeuvred the wardrobe down the stairs and freed Savage from his predicament.

Bloopers often provide some of the most memorable radio moments – the list of national broadcasters who’ve made a Freudian hash of Jeremy Hunt’s name runs well into the fingers of both hands, for example – and one of my favourites came from long-serving Talksport breakfast presenter Alan Brazil, a former Scotland international footballer and renowned bon viveur who would be the first to admit that he’s sometimes not at his best first thing in the morning.

In February 2004 Brazil took a call from the show’s television correspondent Garry Bushell, who the previous evening had attended a BAFTA gala tribute commemorating Bob Monkhouse, who had died a few weeks earlier. After hearing Bushell describe the moving tributes paid to the late comic by some of the biggest names in show business Brazil decided it was time to chip in.

“Garry, I have to ask,” he said. “How’s Bob’s health?”

After a brief but tangibly stunned silence Bushell responded: “He, er, he… he died, Alan.”

Thinking on his feet Brazil came up with the perfect response.

“Ah yeah, of course,” he said. “You see, I’ve heard two versions.”

My all-time favourite piece of radio, however, went out in the medium’s early days and thankfully a recording survives. To close a week of celebrations marking the coronation of King George VI, on the evening of 20 May 1937 the entire British naval fleet gathered at Spithead to be festooned with lights ahead of a review by the new monarch. The BBC would carry it live and knew just the man to do it, Thomas Woodrooffe, a retired naval officer and one of the Corporation’s most reliable presenters.

It would be the last assignment of an exhausting broadcast week for Woodrooffe and he was delighted to learn that he would be broadcasting from his old ship HMS Nelson, giving him the chance to catch up with a few former comrades in the wardroom before the 10 o’clock broadcast.

And catch up he did. Then he caught up some more. And then a little bit more. By the time the clock had ticked round to ten o’clock and the studios in London handed over to him, Woodrooffe was absolutely stocious. Polluted. Hammered.

“At the present moment…” he slurred, “the whole fleet is lit up, and when I say lit up I mean lit up. With fairy lamps.”

And so began four minutes of some of the greatest radio Britain has ever heard. There was quite a lot of repetition that the fleet was lit up with fairy lamps, admittedly, and at one point a few seconds of silence were followed by Woodrooffe announcing “I’m sorry, I was telling some people to shut up talking”, but otherwise the broadcast was a spontaneous expression of almost childlike wonder.

“It’s fairyland,” he gasped at one point, sounding almost on the verge of tears, “the whole fleet is in fairyland”, before, as scheduled, all the lights on all the ships were turned off for a few seconds.

“It’s gone!” shouted Woodrooffe, rattling the speakers of radios across Britain. “The whole fleet’s gone! It’s not here!”

By this time Broadcasting House had twigged what was happening and with the nation agog its technicians prepared to fade Woodrooffe out and hand over to a waiting dance band. He’d grown wistful by this point anyway, but just before he was hooked from the airwaves he was able to deliver the most beautiful line of the night.

“There’s nothing between us and heaven,” he sighed. “Nothing at all.”

Last Train to Hilversum by Charlie Connelly is published by Bloomsbury (£20)

(www.bigissuenorth.com)

Agenda DX 20/02/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
WOR, New York 710 Khz (1922)
CBAF, New Brunswick, Canada 1300 Khz (1954)
KOWB, Wyoming 1290 Khz (1948)

CNR-1 Jammer vs Sound of Hope Xi Wang Zhi Sheng in 10MHz, Feb.19 / 20

3 CNR1 jammer heard remotedly in Brisbane Queensland, and in Hiroshima/Tokyo Japan at 00.20 to 00.40 UT on Febr 20.

CHINA   10820even CNR1 jammer, in Queensland only S=5 or -102 dBm, 30 kHz wideband audio block, S=9+20dB in Hiroshima and Tokyo remote SDR units. At 00.20 UT.

Similar CNR1 jamming stn bcast on 11150even at 00.31 UT.

11500.012 odd fq outlet, S=9+20dB in Japan. 16 kHz wideband audio block.
At 00.40 UT on Febr 20.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 20)

martedì 19 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18-19, 2019

** BRAZIL. 5939.703, Feb 19 at 0740, Brazuguese aleluias barely audible aside weakened 5935 WWCR, i.e. Voz Missionária way off-frequency as usual, the same station much more easily heard around 9664.7v. But it`s not the only 5940-minus outlet; in NASWA Flashsheet, Mark Taylor also reports on 5939.6, presumed Sedaye Zindagi = IBRA Radio in Dari via UAE at 0249 Feb 11; scheduled 0230-0300 only from another perpetually off-frequency site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1970, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12140, Feb 18 at 1237, JBA carrier as I check for possible leapfrog of both very strong 11760 over 11950 another 190 kHz beyond; 12140 is weaker than 12300 = 2 x 6150. Something`s always wrong at RHC. At this early hour, 15140 & 15230 are JBA carriers, while 13780.0 not way-off frequency today, has built up to good level, the OSOB, and no spurs on 13 or 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 18 at 1455, CRI Plus English relay is S9+40 but modulation spikes only audible, totally unusable. Wiggle that patchcord! Does no one care about this in Habana or Beijing? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Feb 18 at 2000, `I foni tis [H]Elladas` ID from Voice of Greece, talk for a couple minutes, news? and back to eclectic music, 2012 in English ``I Believe``, 2015 into ``country and western``! S9-S6. I think it was already on a few minutes before 2000 but WRTH 2019 shows 9420 starting at 2000 on a highly variable schedule; plus 9935 ditto from 2200, but the latter not heard at all for a year or more (Glen Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 7390, Feb 19 at 1228, JBA carrier hasn`t a chance vs huge splash from 7385 WHRI, which is entitled to run between 10 and 14 UT; presumed RNZI as now unfortunately scheduled on 7390 at 08-13 and even worse, on NNW antenna only

I was remembering the previous 7 MHz frequency of RNZI, 7390, rather than the current one, 7330, altho I did not notice it there at this time. 7390 at 12-13 was probably CRI in Chinese as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15350, Feb 19 at 1536, S3-S5 in Arabish, i.e. R. Dabanga for Sudan from FPU = Free Press Unlimited, Amsterdam, at 1529-1600 only. Not much else is propagating on 19m; this from SENTECH, Meyerton, rumored to be closing down at Marchend. // is 15550 via France, even less audible. Via Mike Cooper, here`s some new self-promotion:

Covering Sudanese protests from the heart of Amsterdam | Radio Dabanga
https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/covering-sudanese-protests-from-the-heart-of-amsterdam
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 400 kHz, Feb 19 at 1255, ND beacon AHQ. It`s 25 watts from Wahoo, Nebraska, which is N of Lincoln and W of Omaha (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1969 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY, World of Radio edition 1969 via HLR on 7265 CUSB, Feb.17:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/world-of-radio-edition-1969-via-hlr-on.html
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, weak signal``

Also confirmed here Sunday February 17 circa 2145 the 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 18 at 0230 on WRMI 5950, S9+10, but // 9395 a JBA carrier.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 18 at 0401 on Area 51 webcast, following WRCT Pittsburgh ID and Falling Star Network; JBA via WBCQ 5130.48 at 0409. (WRCT is a real ``adult alternative`` station on 88.3, 1.75 kW, 22 meters HAAT.)

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 18 at 0430 on WRMI webcast but JBA on 9955; once again following ``Hallelujah`` song filler from 0425 and rudely cut off by my voice and theme at 0430.

Also confirmed Mon Feb 18 at 2330 on WRMI 9955, fair, but by 2355 Cuban jamming is ramping up even tho unneeded until 2415.

Also confirmed UT Tue Feb 19 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good but starting to fade down before 0100.

WORLD OF RADIO 1970 contents: Armenia, Brasil, Chad non, China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea non, Ethiopia non, Germany and non, Goa, Japan/Korea North non, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands non, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, USA, Vietnam non; and the propagation outlook. Ready for first on SW:

2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI    7780 to NE
0930 UT Wednesday Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI    5950 to WNW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI   *9955 to SSE 
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ   *7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI    7780 to NE
0930 UT Friday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: March 2]
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW 
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4980, Feb 19 at 0000, WRMI is off while 5010 continues. Checking since on Feb 13, Mark Coady, Ontario was hearing SMTV on 4980 until 0100*. I had also heard 4980 until 1200* contrary to schedule, but Feb 19 at 1159 it`s not on while 5010 IDs in Spanish. WRMI skedgrid continues to show 4980 only at 21-24 with SMTV; but 5950 SMTV at 00-01 as well as 20-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 17775, Mon Feb 18 at 1939, still no signal from KVOH; nor Tue Feb 19 at 1520 and 1602 (however, JBA carrier on 17780 from BBCWS Ascension extension for Nigerian elexions.) Following my notice of KVOH also AWOL on Saturday Feb 16, Ray Robinson explained to me, UT Mon Feb 18 at 0409:

``Hi, Glenn. 17775 kHz has been off the air since Friday due to the failure of a critical piece of our high voltage equipment. A replacement part was ordered, and we expect to be back on the air by mid-week. In the meantime, normal programming will still be carried on our webstream. Ray Robinson, Voice of Hope World Radio Network, Americas/Africa/Middle East, www.voiceofhope.com`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Feb 19 at 1428 UT, plugs for `Adventures in Odyssey` program, access 660-KCRO via Alexa, ``Omaha`s Christian Talk``, temp minus 2. 1 kW on E-W longwire from the north, but dominant instead of KSKY 20 kW from the south. At this break anyway, did not hear any reference to FM translator or the slogan tied to that, as in NRC AM Log, ``660-AM 106.5 The Word``. Must still be arriving by skywave, as on full daytime groundwave, KCRO is barely audible under KSKY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1821 UT February 19

Wolfgang Bueschel: about IBB BBG Udon Thani site

It was a surprise in this Dec / January 2019 when measured the IBB BBG Udorn Thani eastern Thailand relay fq channels, someone of the Thai technicians had started an action and UDO frequencies were aligned nearly to x.000 even accurate, after some odd fq difference of mostly minus 60-90 Hertz ore more traced on this Udorn Thani site, in past decade or so.

Now most used fq of these high power bcast centers are accurate x.000, like

Encompass Digital Media Services, replacing Babcock, at
Woofferton England, Oman{BBC and R Oman}, Singapore, Ascension Island.

IBB BBG Lampertheim, Kuwait al-Dschahra suburb, Udorn Thani Thailand,
{but not Greenville, Botswana, nor STP ... }

Radiotelecentr (PRTC) transmitter Grigoriopol Maiac.

MWV New Life Station, Mahajanga, MDG, Madagascar.

Tajik Radio site Orzu TJK.

RRTM RED Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan bcast center

CJSC Yerevan Gavar

Vatican Radio Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican State

TDF Issoudun France,

Japan Yamata site,

Romania RadioCom RRI Galbeni, Tighanesti, and Saftica too.

Sudan Radio Omdurman.

CRI Albania Cerrik Europe relay always excellent eoperation.

Also some 95% of the China mainland transmitters are accurate even fq these days.

Media & Tech - 19/02/2019

SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.18-19

CHINA   CNR-1 Jammer vs Sound of Hope Xi Wang Zhi Sheng in 10MHz, Feb.19:
from 1026 on 10960 unknown kW / non-dir to EaAs Chinese, fair/good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/cnr-1-jammer-vs-sound-of-hope-xi-wang_19.html

ESWATINI   Very good signal of Trans World Radio Africa, Feb.18
1557-1627 on 15105 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to SoAf Kirundi Mon-Fri
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/very-good-signal-of-trans-world-radio.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Feb.19:
0750&0756 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
*Arabic/Serbian nx, the transmitter switches off at 0808UT
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_19.html

INDIA   Fair signal of All India Radio in 25mb, Feb.18:
1615-1715 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to EaEu Russian
Wrong frequency ann: 9595 & 15140, instead of 11560 kHz
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fair-signal-of-all-india-radio-in.html

NEW ZEALAND   Radio New Zealand Pacific on wrong frequency 11725 kHz AM mode, Feb.18
1951-2050 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to Tonga/Samoa English, instead of 11690 DRM
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/radio-new-zealand-pacific-on-wrong-freq.html

NIGERIA   Fair/good signal of Voice of Nigeria in 41mb, Feb.19
0700-0800 on  7254.9 AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf Fulfulde
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fairgood-signal-of-voice-of-nigeria-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S06s Russian Lady in 41mb, Feb.19:
0730-0736 on  7410 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM mode
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in_19.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S11a Cherta in 41mb, Feb.19
1020-1023 on  7600 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-s11a-cherta-in-41mb-feb19.html

NUMBERS STATION   Fair signal of S06s Russian Lady in 60mb, Feb.19:
1100-1106 on  5035 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM mode
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/fair-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in_19.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S06s Russian Lady in 49mb, Feb.19:
1110-1116 on  5975 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM mode
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/good-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in_65.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman / Nation Station Oman FM 90.4, Feb.18
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, very good, but distorted
from 1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic RSO, very good signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/radio-sultanate-of-oman-nation-station.html

RUSSIA   Weak/fair/good signal of GTRK Adygeya / Adygeyan Radio, Feb.18
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan/Arabic/Turkish
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/weakfairgood-signal-of-gtrk-adygeya.html

SOUTH AFRICA   Channel Africa in French on wrong frequency 17770 kHz, Feb.18
from 1600 on 17770 MEY 250 kW / 019 deg to ECAf French, instead of 15235 kHz
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/channel-africa-in-french-on-wrong.html

SRI LANKA   Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation / SLBC in 25mb on Feb.18
1630-1830 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala, fair/very good
1702-1801 on 11835 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Tamil, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_19.html

TANZANIA   Reception of Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Feb.18:
from 1700 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf Swahili, fair, but
from 1800 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf English, NO SIGNAL
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/reception-of-zanzibar-broadcasting.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey in Persian on very odd frequency 11795.7 kHz, Feb.19:
0930-1055 on 11795.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Persian, instead of 11795 Feb.18
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/voice-of-turkey-in-persian-on-very-odd_19.html

USA   Reception of Supreme Master TV via WRMI-9 Okeechobee on Feb.18
1415&1445 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu Farsi/English, fair:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/02/supreme-master-tv-in-farsi-via-wrmi-9.html


--

73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.

QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

10960 kHz SOH Taiwan and CNR Jammer (Shortwave)

CHINA  10960.006 exact CNR1 program, measured in Tokyo S=8-9,
Hiroshima S=8-9,
and JA2QBS Gifu Nagara site powerful S=9+25dB,
20 kHz wideband block
at 01.44 UT on Febr 19.

Not SOH, but CNR1 program, checked against 31 mb channels \\

CNR1 also heard \\
9500 Shijiazhuang Naupo #723 acc Aoki
9630 Golmud
9645 CNR1 Beijing site, strongest S=9+30dB
9675 CNR1 Beijing site


- - -

more SOH in this range:
10160.036 SOH S=6-7 02.14 UT
10627.990 Number station !! English 5-digits male voice S=9 02.16 UT
10819.885 SOH S=8   02.18 UT
10869.910 SOH S=6   02.19 UT Febr 19

10960.006 exact CNR1 program stopped 02.05 UT,
hopped away to 10765 kHz,
but at 02.15 UT another CNR1 program unit was back on
exact 10960.000 kHz,
\\ strong CNR1 Beijing 9645 kHz in Nagara Japan. S=9+30dB.

73 wb df5sx

Electronic QSL available for Voice of Life broadcasts

Hello There from IRRS-Shortwave & NEXUS-IBA,

For the whole month of February 2019 we are running a special test broadcast on behalf of Voice of Life, each Monday evening from 19:00-20:00 UTC (20:00-21:00 CET) on 7290 kHz to Europe. The same program is also streamed Mon‐Fri: 6:15‐7:15 UTC, Sat‐Sun: 09:00‐10:00 UTC on All Gospel Radio (http://egradio.org/egr-player).

This program carries quite interesting music and features on the lives of a group of persecuted Christians in China.

We will issue a special electronic QSL card for this broadcast, featuring our 1st QSL card printed by a local Italian artist in 1989. This card will be only available by return email.

We encourage you to listen also to our daily broadcasts on 7125 kHz from 19-20 UTC. Our electronic QSL card will also be available in exchange of all correct (verifiable) reception reports for our broadcasts on Shortwave and on streaming during the month of February.

Please check our web site for our schedules and more details:

https://nexus.org
http://egradio.org

Please send your reception reports to: reports (at) nexus.org .

P.S. Please notice: our PO BOX address no. 10980 in Milan, Italy, is currently inactive.

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email: support@nexus.org                  http://www.nexus.org
ph: +39-02-2666971 (EN) +39-02-70606602 (IT/DE)   USA: 1-888-612-0039

BBC for elections in Nigeria

Extra BBCWS English broadcasts to Nigeria - presumably due to the elections in Nigeria, in addition to the usual Hausa frequencies, there will be BBC World Service in English for Nigeria this week as follows:

0600-0630 17830kHz
0700-1400 17780kHz
1430-1700 17780kHz
1700-1930 15695kHz
2000-2230 11660kHz. 

Agenda DX 19/02/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
WLRP, Puerto Rico 1460 Khz (1965)

lunedì 18 febbraio 2019

Carlos Gonçalves, SW coast of Portugal obs. 8-13 Feb 2019

8-13 FEB, SW coast HF obs.
Monday, February 18, 2019 4:43 PM

ÁFRICA DO SUL
3320 SAUK/R.Sonder Grense, Meyerton, 2215-2227, 08/2. Africânder; música pop', texto; 35433, QRM ocasional de sinal de ponto a ponto.

4895 Liga Sul-africana de Rádio via SAUK, Meyerton, 1707-1716, 11/2. Africânder (?); texto; 25331. SINPO de 35433 em 07/1.

ALEMANHA
3945 Short Wave R, Winsen, 2155-..., 12/2. Inglês; música pop', texto; 35433.

ANGOLA
4949,8 RNA-Canal "A", Mulenvos, 2217-2228, 08/2. Jornal do Dia, música; 35343.

AUSTRÁLIA
8113BLS Estação Meteorológica VMW, Wiluna, Austr. Ocidental, 1503-..., 13/2. Avisos meteorológicos; 15331.

12362BLS Est. Meteor. VMW, Wiluna AOc, 1500-..., 13/2. Avisos; 15431.

BOLÍVIA
3310 R.Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 2217-2227, 09/2. Quíchua (?); texto, música; 14341, QRM de sinal de ponto a ponto.

6234,9 R.Santa Cruz, St.ª Cruz de la Sierra, 2220-2230, 11/2. Castelhano; noticiário; 34433.

BRASIL
4861,8 R.Alvorada, Londrina PR, 2208-2218, 12/2. Canções; 25331.

4905 Nova R. Relógio, São Gonçalo RJ, 2214-2224, 11/2. Propag. relig.;
33341, QRM da CHN.

4925 R.Educação Rural, Tefé AM, 2216-2226, 11/2. Texto, música; 15341.

4985 R.Brasil Central, Goiânia GO, 2133-2144, 10/2. Prgr. musical; 35332.

5035 R.Aparecida, Aparecida SP,2219-2230, 13/2. Anúncios vários, incl. comerciais, todos em torno do chamado santuário da Aparecida; 25342.

5939,7 R.Voz Missionária, Camboriú SC, 2219-2231, 08/2. Propag. relig. e canções a condizer; 45433.

6080 R.Marumby, Curitiba PR, 2222-2233, 08/2. Propag. relig., canções de igual cariz; 34332, QRM adjacente. // 9515 s/ sinal.

6134,9 R.Aparecida, Aparecida SP, 2225-2235, 08/2. Artigo acerca das comunidades indígenas; 44332, QRM adjacente. // 9630,5 e 11855,7.

9630,5 R.Aparecida, Aparecida SP, 1807-..., 09/2. Canções; 33442, QRM adjacente.
9630,5 idem, 1108-1306, 10/2. Música, ..., correio do ouvinte, cerca das 1200; 24441.
9630,5 idem, 2212-2223, 12/2. Artigo sobre política interna; 45444.

9664,6 R.Voz Missionária, Camboriú SC, 1207-1220, 09/2. Texto; 15341.
9664,6 idem, 2138-2149, 10/2. Canções relig.; 45444.

0818,7 R. 9 de Julho, São Paulo SP, 1936-1946, 13/2. Missa; 25432.
9818,8 idem, 2140-2150, 10/2. Propag. relig., canções; 34443, QRM adj., da CHN, em 9820.

Estações ausentes, nos 31 m: 9515 Marumby, 9550 Boa Vontade, 9565 e 9585 SRDA, 9725 Evangelizar.

11815 R.Brasil Central, Goiânia GO, 2134-2145,10/2. Prgr. musical; 35433, áudio (ou modulação?) fraca. // 4985 c/ sinal fraco.
11815 idem, 1244-1305, 13/2. Informações, música; 25442, inteligibilidade muito fraca mercê do baixo nível de áudio.

11855,7 R.Aparecida, Aparecida SP, 2136-2147, 10/2. Prgr. musical; 35433.
11855,7 idem, 1110-1255, 13/2. Missa, ..., canções; 25442, em perda.

11895,1 R.Boa Vontade, Pt.º Alegre RS, 1116-1308, 11/2.Noticiário, propag. relig., música; 15341.
11895,1 idem, 1939-1949, 13/2. Propag. relig.; 24442, QRM adjacente.

CHINA
3950 Emissora de Xinjiangue, Urumqui, 1712-1722, 09/2. Mandarim; texto, música; 35433.

3990 idem, 1714-1724, 09/2. Uigúrico; texto, música; 35433.

4980 idem, 1716-1726, 09/2. Uigúrico; texto, música; 25432.

CLANDESTINAS_Coreia do Sul
4885 R.Eco de Esperança, Nowon-gu, 1934-1944, 13/2. Emissão em coreano destinada à Coreia do Norte, texto; 34342.

CLANDESTINAS_Formosa
6230 R.Som de Esperança Int'l, 2142-2152, 10/2. Mandarim; texto, música; 25342.

6280,1 idem, 2216-2226, 13/2. Cf. 6230 supra; 25342.

6370,1 idem, 2225-2235, 11/2. Cf. 6230 supra; 25331.

COREIA DO NORTE
3945 Emissora de Pionguiangue, 2215-2225, 09/2. Texto, canções; 35342, áudio mais fraco durante o texto.

DINAMARCA
5840 World Music R, Karup, 2219-2229, 12/2. Inglês; música e canções do mundo; 25342.

ERITREIA
7140 Voz das Massas, Selai Dairo, 1810-1821, 09/2. Líng. local; texto, canções da região; 33442, QRM de estações de amador.

GUINÉ-Conacri
9650 R.Guinée, Sonfonia, 1309-..., 09/2. Francês; noticiário; 43443. QRM de estação não identif., c/ emissão em árabe.

GUINÉ EQUATORIAL
5005 RNGE, Batá, 1735-1812, 09/2. Música pop' africana; 25331.

ÍNDIA
4810 AIR Bhopal, Madhya Pradexe, 1720-1732, 11/2. Líng. indiana e inglês (às 1730), noticiário das 1730; 35433.
5040 AIR Jeypore, Odixa, 1655-1714, 11/2. Música indiana, texto; 35433.

MADAGÁSCAR
5009,9 R.Madagasikara, Ambohidrano, 1718-1734, 09/2. Malgaxe; texto, música pop' local; 35432.

NICARÁGUA
8989BLS El Pescador Predicador (O Pescador Pregador), QTH?, 2223-..., 09/2. Propag. relig.; 25342.

NOVA ZELÂNDIA
6115 R.NZi, Rangitaiki. 1500-1650*, 11/2. Inglês; noticiário, ..., canções, ..., info. sobre mudança de freq. (em DRM), sinal de ID; 24331, QRM adjacente. SINPO de 45444, às 1650.

9700 R.NZi, Rangitaiki, *1059-1220, 10/2. Sinal de ID, inglês; noticiário, boletim meteorológico, hinos relig., ..., entrevistas; 35433, em perda.

9765 R.NZi, Rangitaiki, 1040-1058*, 10/2. Inglês; música, indicação da mudança de freq. (v. supra), sinal de ID; 45444.

PERU
4774,9 R.Tarma, Tarma, 2219-2229, 09/2. Castelhano; canções índias; 33342, QRM de CODAR.

PIRATAS
3222 Não identif._GRC, 2201-..., 12/2. Canções gregas, texto; 35342. Trata-se da 2.ª harmónica de 1611,015, sinal este c/ SINPO de 34342 (QRM adj., de E, em 1602).

3340 Não identif._GRC; 2205-..., 12/2. Texto, testes, músic apop'; 35343.Esta é a 2.ª harm. de 1670, sinal c/ SINPO de 35332.

3920 Mike R_HOL, 1710-..., 09/2. Holandês; música, texto, canções; 35433.

5140 Charleston R. Int'l, QTH? 2228-..., 11/2. Música; 35433.

6320 R.Joey_HOL, 1752-..., 10/2. Música electr.; 25442. ID via imprensa DX.

VIETNAME
9635 R.Voz do Vietname, Son Tay, 1211-desvan. total 1310, 09/2. Vietnamita; texto, música; 25442.
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As obs. OLonga/OMédia 08-14 FEV serão inseridas na secção respectiva.

73,
Carlos.

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