lunedì 20 maggio 2019

Agenda DX 20/05/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Cacapava, Brasile 1070 Khz (1951)
Radio 4VEH, Haiti 840 Khz (1950)

domenica 19 maggio 2019

Agenda DX 19/05/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Brescia, Italia FM (1975)
Plymounth Sound, Gran Bretagna 1161 Khz (1975)
WFAN, New York 660 Khz (1922)

sabato 18 maggio 2019

Agenda DX 18/05/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Tucupita, Venezuela 1270 Khz (1963)
RCN Santa Marta, Colombia 640 Khz (1933)
Radio Praga (servizio interno) 270 Khz (1923)
CFCN, Alberta, Canada 1490 Khz

venerdì 17 maggio 2019

Media & Tech - 17/05/2019

W4HM Daily HF-MF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2019-138

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W4HM Solar Cycle 24 Update and Solar Cycle 25 Forecast- Short and to the point.

Solar minimum will begin later in 2019-2020 and may last longer than any previous solar cycle in the 20th century. When solar cycle 25 finally gets underway it could be the weakest since the middle of the 19th century. Another “Dalton” type lesser grand solar minimum may occur with a corresponding cooling of earth’s climate.

This would negate anthropogenic climate change (harmful man induced global warming) if it were occurring, (((((WHICH IT ISN’T.)))))

For more “TRUTH” on the socialist lie of anthropogenic climate change (harmful man induced global warming) check out https://wattsupwiththat.com and http://www.climatedepot.com

On February 1, 2008 I forecasted that solar cycle 24 would be the smallest solar cycle in the past 100 years. That forecast verified. I also forecasted that solar cycle 25 would be almost non nonexistent SSN <50.

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#138 issued Friday May 17, 2019 at 1400 UTC
 
GLOBAL (HF-MF 3000-30000 kHz- 300-3000 kHz) RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION CONDITIONS EXPECTED-

Radio wave propagation condition “trend” on May 17, 2019- steady

Radio wave propagation condition “trend” on May 18, 2019- improving.

Radio wave propagation condition “trend” on May 19, 2019- improving.

We are now in the summer season northern hemisphere HF-MF radio wave propagation season.

The 14000- 30000 kHz frequency range closes later due to more sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is lower than in the southern hemisphere as heating in the F2 layer of the ionosphere is higher and the layer ions less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-29700 kHz frequency ranges will open via short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial propagation (TEP).

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE HF RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION FORECAST s g-

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

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 at night and S1-2 at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at night and S4-6 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S0-1 at day,
28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.


We are now in the winter season southern hemisphere HF-MF radio wave propagation season.
The approximate 11000- 30000 kHz frequency range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher than in the southern hemisphere as the F layer of the ionosphere is lower in height and the ions more concentrated.
The approximately 3000-10000 kHz frequency range often stays open for DX all throughout the day due to a weaker D and E layer and therefore less RF signal absorption.

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE HF RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION FORECAST w g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9+10 at night and S3-4 at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+15 at night and
S5-8 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at night and S5-7 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day,
28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.

GLOBAL (MF) (300-3000 KHZ) RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION CONDITIONS EXPECTED-

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


FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH-
-East <-> West To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S7-8
*North <-> South To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S8-9
+South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S6-7

FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH-
-East <-> West To 1100 Mi / 1800 km
S7-8
*South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S8-9
+North <-> South To 1100 Mi / 1800 km
S6-7

FORECASTED GREAT CIRCLE LONG OR SKEWED PATH-
Northern Hemisphere (TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial propagation conditions in excess of approximately 3200 mi / 5200 km-

High Latitude
S6-7
Mid Latitude
S8-9
Low latitude
S5-6

FORECASTED GREAT CIRCLE LONG OR SKEWED PATH-
Southern Hemisphere (TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial propagation conditions in excess of approximately 3200 mi / 5200 km-

High Latitude
S6-7
Mid Latitude
S8-9
Low latitude
S5-6


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

This HF-MF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP HF-MF radio wave propagation prediction software. X and O ray tracing is included.
I wrote it beginning in the late 1980’s and continue to refine it in 2019.
But I’m sorry to say that it still can’t be distributed to the general public.
It does outperform VOA CAP and Prop Lab.

I do check the actual band conditions at my location in the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary.

I also check global HF-MF radio wave propagation conditions via remoted radio
receivers on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if
and when necessary.

And last but not least I look at ionsonde stations on every continent of the
globe.

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

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

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

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

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

The MF broadcast band AM Mode RF signal levels are based on 50,000 watts (50 kw) and an omnidirectional vertical antenna.

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

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 this daily HF-MF radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However this daily HF-MF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF-MF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted ©
1988-2019 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without prior permission to redistribute this daily HF-MF radio wave
propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

Also HF-MF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science and therefore also an art. 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.

CRI via Bamako is on air today

May 17 CRI in English from 1400 on 13685, good & 17630 very good, both via Bamako

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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

Propagation News – 19 May 2019

Last week saw the Kp index rise to seven on Tuesday, thanks to an enhanced solar wind stream containing a sharply south-pointing Bz. This is the direction of the interplanetary magnetic field and south-pointing means it was more likely to couple with the Earth’s magnetic field. This was due to a number of filament eruptions in the vicinity of sunspot region 2741.

While not entirely unexpected, the Kp index rise to seven was quite severe and resulted in auroral conditions on HF. A number of B-class solar flares on Wednesday didn’t help much either. The FoF2 plot at propquest.co.uk looked a bit like a roller coaster as the predicted MUF over a 3,000km path went rapidly from nearly 20MHz to 16MHz. Luckily, things were more settled on Thursday with a Kp index of two, although HF conditions remained flat.

Sunspot group 2741 is now rotating off the Sun’s disk, with NOAA predicting the solar flux index will go back down to around 68 next week, due to an absence of spots. As a result the K-index is predicted to be around two to three as the risk of coronal mass ejections declines.

Phil, GU0SUP, the RSGB newsreader for Guernsey, reports that FT8 has been quite active. On the morning of Friday, the 10th, he heard lots of Ws on 30 metres, including a W7 in Idaho. Moving to 20m he then then saw K2GT calling CQ and found out he was in Hawaii. Phil says he was very surprised at just how loud he was. He adds that he usually expect to work KH6 later in the day, although he has worked Hawaii in the mornings before, but when the SFI was much higher.

VHF and up:
The weak high pressure nearby may reassert itself as a shallow area of low pressure over France drifts away. This does not look anything like as strong as the exceptional high of 1042mb of last week. Therefore some weak tropo is always possible, especially along the east coast.

Sporadic E has been doing fairly well with a comprehensive selection of jet streams to offer potential triggers for sporadic E at first, but the coming week looks much thinner with the main jet stream activity displaced south over the Mediterranean. This may put sporadic E patches too far south, although it should be productive across the Mediterranean region. Best prospects from the UK look to be south into Spain and Portugal.

As we head down to minimum Moon declination on Wednesday and are just a weak away from apogee, Moon windows are short and losses high. It’s a good time put aside QSO attempts and to check out EME system performance using Sun to cold sky measurements as the sun is nice and high in the sky at noon now.


There is no significant meteor shower activity this week so in between the sporadic E, keep looking for the early morning random meteor peak on the lower VHF bands


https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/propagation-news/2019/05/17/propagation-news-19-may-2019/

Wolfgang Bueschel: R NZi 6170.005 kHz , Rangitaiki switch on 12.59:30 UT

NEW ZEALAND  5945.004  R NZi Rangitaiki, pop mx heard at 12.12 UT in
Brisbane Queensland, S=9+35dB. And checked also Gifu Nagara in Japan and
Seoul Korea South, S=9+10dB on SDR remotes.

6170.005  new frequency ex-5980 kHz, R NZi Rangitaiki.
At 12.59:30 UT  TX on air, heard on remote unit of VE6JY in Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada, remote Perseus unit and select ATT switch to 30dB option.
13.00 UT Bulletin from Pacific.

04:59-05:58  9700  Pacific Daily
05:59-09:58  5945  Pacific Daily
05:59-12:58  5945  Pacific Sat-Sun
09:59-12:58  5945  Solomon Islands, PNG Mon-Fri
12:59-18:58  5980  Pacific, replaced by
12:59-16:50 UT  6170  from 17 May Pacific Sun-Fri
12:59-18:58 UT  6170  from 18 May Pacific Sat
(dxld, wor)

Adjacent Chinese not very strong, 6165 kHz CNR6 Beijing,
and 6175 kHz CNR1 Beijing. No QRM.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 17)


CHINA/THAILAND  Co-channel equal level in Brisbane S=9+10dB
hit each other.
5915even kHz CRI Mongolian, Huhot, and
5914.982 kHz Myanmar Radio, Nay Pyi Taw site.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 17)

SWLDXBulgaria News May 16-17

CHINA   Weak/fair signal of PBS Xinjiang in 31mb, May 16
0700-0800 on  9835 URU 100 kW / non-dir to EaAs Chinese:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/weakfair-signal-of-pbs-xinjiang-in-31mb.html

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9550 kHz, May 16
0900-0910 on  9550 unknown tx / unknown to ????, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-mystery-egyptian-music_17.html

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9400 kHz, May 17
0815-0820 on  9550 unknown tx / unknown to ????, weak/fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-mystery-egyptian-music_5.html

FRANCE(non)   Manara Radio International via TDF Issoudun, May 16:
0700-0800 on 13840 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-manara-radio-international.html

GERMANY(non)   Dandal Kura Radio International via MBR Nauen on May 16:
0700-0800 on 13590 NAU 125 kW / 185 deg to CeAf Kanuri, very good, incl
0735-0745 on 13590 NAU 125 kW / 185 deg to CeAf Deutsche Welle in Hausa
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-dandal-kura-radio.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, May 16:
0651&0656 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
*Arabic/Serbian nx and transmitter switches off at 0704UT.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_17.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, May 17:
0651&0657 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
*Arabic/Serbian nx and transmitter switches off at 0704UT.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_14.html

KUWAIT   Very weak signal of MOI Radio Kuwait in Farsi on wrong frequency, May 16
0800-1000 on  5959.8 KBD 250 kW / non-dir to WeAs Farsi, instead of 7249.8 in A19
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/very-weak-signal-of-moi-radio-kuwait-in.html

NEW ZEALAND   Frequency change of Radio New Zealand in AM mode from May 17:
1259-1650 NF  6170 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English Dly, ex 5980
1259-1858 NF  6170 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English Sat, ex 5980
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/frequency-change-of-radio-new-zealand.html

NUMBERS STATION   Unscheduled transmission of S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on May 17
0740-0746 on  9655 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, instead 0940-0946
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/unscheduled-transmission-of-s06s.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 40HAM mb, May 17
0900-0906 on  6844 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, good
0910-0916 on  7161 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-40ham.html

SAUDI ARABIA   Updated A-19 schedules of BSKSA via ND antennas in Riyadh:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/updated-19-schedules-of-bsksa-via-nd.html

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey in Turkish on very odd frequency 13635.7 kHz, May 16
0600-0755 on 13635.7 EMR 500 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Turkish, instead of 13635.0
0800-1255 on 13635.0 EMR 500 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Turkish, as scheduled A-19:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/voice-of-turkey-in-turkish-on-very-odd.html

TURKEY   Unscheduled program of Voice of Turkey in Bosnian on SW, May 17
0700-0755 on 11730 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Azeri, as scheduled A19
0759-0819 on 11730 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Bosnian, unscheduled px
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/unscheduled-program-of-voice-of-turkey.html

USA   Good signal of VOReport of the Week & Supreme Master TV via WRMI-9, May 16
1300-1400 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Thu VOReport of the Week
1400-2000 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu Eng/Jap Daily Supreme Master TV:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/voreport-of-week-supreme-master-tv-via_17.html

UTILITY   Reception of Turkish Defence Forces Radio, May 16
from 0930 on  5946 kHz USB mode Turkish, weak to fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/reception-of-turkish-defence-forces.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Adventist World Radio AWR via Tashkent on May 16
1500-1530 on  9470 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Tamil, fair signal
1530-1600 on  9580 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Kannada, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/05/adventist-world-radio-awr-via-tashkent.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

Shortwave Radiogram, 16-19 May 2019

Last week's ASCII art was largely successful, with several examples of a crisp SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM even in difficult reception conditions. You can see examples below.

This weekend's show, number 100(!), is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64. 

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 100, 16-19 May 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:39  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:46  A way to return flavor to bland tomatoes*
 8:31  MFSK64: CO2 levels highest in human history*
12:02  Carbon nanotube ultra-capacitors*
16:39  This week's images*
27:16  MFSK32: Closing announcements*


* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net


Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Thursday 2330-2400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Friday 1300-1300 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 15120 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
Slow Scan Radio transmits is taking some time off. When it returns, it will transmit SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz and 7440 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany. The website is http://www.slowscanradio.com. Reception reports to x@xdv.me.

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/

“This is a Music Show” is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, 9395 kHz, Thursday 0130-0230 UTC (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/ www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in.

Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom

Glenn Hauser logs May 15-16, 2019

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated May 16:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** CHINA. 11785, re my report of a special musical event on CNR1 jammer, May 15 before and after 1300, Ron Howard replies on the WOR io group:

``Hi Glenn, Here in California, I was also listening to CNR1 (6125 kHz.). Live coverage of the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations [explained in English:] http://bit.ly/2W9Gru6  being held in Beijing; live coverage ended at 1345. A major event, as it was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Many performers (song Auld Lang Syne, etc.). My audio of a portion of today's coverage at http://bit.ly/2JkBuZz 
Ron``

Very good; but I fail to comprehend what ``ALS`` or ``Nessun Dorma`` by Puccini have to do with any Asian civilisation. Or have the ChiCom coöpted those too as their very own? (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1982, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, afternoon of May 16, shortly after my previous report, K17JN-D Enid was back on air at first with weaker than usual signal, black and silent screen on each of 6 subchannels; and then resuming `normal` strength and 3ABN programming only on -1, -3 and -5 as before, still transmitting but nothing on -2, -4 and -6 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. Correxion: the first time mentioned should have been 2158, not 2258; fixed: 12030, May 13 at 2158, REE with ME music, presumably rounding out the Arabic service, but transmitter cuts off and back on several times. ID and 2200 starting English, but now cuts off and stays off, while English remains on the other three, 11940, 11670 and 9690. It`s supposed to continue on 12030 too... (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 15 at 2330 check, VOT on again with extra German broadcast, announcement amid Türkmusik, fair S8-S9+10; unknown today whether also managed to air English during previous hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1981 monitoring: not confirmed Wednesday May 15 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 --- no signal, yet again. This time I stay tuned with offset BFO so I am notified immediately the carrier oncome at *2111, JIP WOR and ending 2129 as usual. This keeps happening on this broadcast, the 9955 transmitter with some problems; also sometimes on after 1400 as May 10, yet off before 1400 May 16 (not May 15 as I misremembered in WOR 1982 remark).

Well, Wed at 2100 there`s always the alternative for WOR on WBCQ 7490.2v, coincidentally simulscheduled --- NO, it`s not on either at 2100! rather some off-key singing, which has got to be the late Goddess Irena, who used to follow WOR at 2130. On a hunch, I check again at 2130, and by golly there is WOR starting, signal having faded up a bit to VP S3. So the two programs have been swapped. I hope this be intentional and will maintain, as that`s slightly better for WOR listeners. Am not holding breath for any confirmation on the websked which still imagines WOR is on 9330 almost daily at 2330!

Also confirmed UT Thu May 16 at 0117 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, F-G S9+10.

WORLD OF RADIO 1982 contents: Alaska, Australia, China, Cuba, Eritrea non, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea North non, Lithuania, Mali, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, Russia and non, Sa`udi Arabia, Turkey, USA, unidentified 9200, 15260; and the propagation outlook. WOR 1982 completed late UT Thu May 16, ready for first SW airings Friday May 17. 

The ACB webcast at 0100 UT Fri May 17 was still last week`s #1981; perhaps they will get 1982 on sometime during the Friday 3-hourly repeat cycle?

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

1000 UT Friday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [and/or 0930?] ND
2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0629 UT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [May 25, alt weeks] ND
1130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 to SSE
1431 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 to SSE
0030 UT Sunday    WRMI 9395 [unconfirmed; per WRTH update] to NNW
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW ND
1815 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions] ND
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2130 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [ex-2100 on May 15] to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Thu May 16 at 2145, I`m checking WRMI for FG Radio from Cyprus, as still shown on WRMI skedgrid and consequently in the WRTH A-19 update --- NO, something else is on, so FG Radio remains kaput (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Thu May 16 at 0543, WWCR dead air at S9+40! So this waste is not limited to Tuesdays. 5935 is slightly weaker at S9+30/20 and manages to modulate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200, May 16 at 0550, one again the mystery open carrier, S4-S5 (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1982, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0254 UT May 16

Agenda DX 17/05/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Australian BC (1932)
XEQ, Messico (1938) - R. JSV, Perù 6060 Khz (1981)

giovedì 16 maggio 2019

Stations heard in Reinante

ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1810-1905, 16-05, Carrier and some comments and songs heard. Extremely weak, barely audible and only on USB.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0533-0630, 15-05, Portuguese, comments, id. “Radio Clube”. 25322.

4885, Radiodifusora Acreana, Rio Branco, 0510-0540, 16-05, Brazilian songs, songs in English, religious songs in Portuguese, id. “Radiodifusora”. Strong QRM from Radio Clube do Pará on the same frequency. 21321.

11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 1958-2020, 13-05, Brazilian songs, Portuguese, id. “Radio Nacional da Amazonia”, comments. 24322.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1803-1828*, 14-05, French, news, comments, “Le Congo”. African songs. Weak. 14321.

DENMARK, 5840, World Music Radio, Randers, 0512-0522, 15-05, pop songs in English. 15321.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, *0506-0520, 14-05, open with songs. Extremely weak, barely audible and best on LSB.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0500-0624*, 15-05, religious songs, English, religious comments, id in several languages, anthem and close. 15321.

GUINEA, 9650, Radio Guinea, Conakry, 0659-0710, 15-05, French, comments, id. “Radio Guinée, 24 heures sur 24, Radio Guinée, le plus grand du monde”, African songs. 44444.

MALI
5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, *0615-0655, 14-05, open today later that it’s usual time 0559, African songs, comments in Vernacular and Arabic. 35433. 
Also *0554-0618, 15-05, tuning music, id. “Vous ecoutez L’Office de Radiodiffusion Television du Mali emettan de Bamako...”, Vernacular comments, African songs. 34333.

9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, *0802-0815, 14-05, tuning music, id. in French, comments in French and Vernacular. 34433.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0451-0503*, 14-05, comments. Strong carrier but very weak audio, barely audible. 
Also 0445-0501*, 15-05, classic music, Spanish, comments: “Música clásica”, id. “Radio Educación, 1060 AM”. 24322. 
Also 0450-0512*, 16-05, classic music, Spanish, “El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, una producción de Radio Educación”. No Radio France International news in Spanish today. 24322.

OMAN, 9620, Radio Sultanate of Oman, Muscat, *1600-1615, 13-05, English, id. “Radio Sultanate of Oman”, comments. Several . 34433.

SUDAN, 9505, Voice of Africa, Al Aitahab, 1806-1812, 13-05, Hausa, comments. 22322.

TANZANIA, 11735, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 1740-1810, 14-05, African songs, Vernacular comments, at 1800 time signals, id. and news in English. Very irregular the afternoon-evening 11735 kHz transmission, and seems with low power currently. Very weak. 14311.

ZAMBIA, 5915, Zambia NBC, Radio 1, 2001-2013, 13-05, Vernacular, comments. 14321.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Reinante
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

Media & Tech - 16/05/2019

W4HM Daily HF-MF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2019-137

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Solar minimum will begin later in 2019-2020 and may last longer than any previous solar cycle in the 20th century. When solar cycle 25 finally gets underway it could be the weakest since the middle of the 19th century. Another “Dalton” type lesser grand solar minimum may occur with a corresponding cooling of earth’s climate.

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#137 issued Thursday May 16, 2019 at 1330 UTC
 
GLOBAL (HF-MF 3000-30000 kHz- 300-3000 kHz) RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION CONDITIONS EXPECTED-

Radio wave propagation condition “trend” on May 16, 2019- steady to minor deterioration.

Radio wave propagation condition “trend” on May 17, 2019- minor to moderate deterioration.

Radio wave propagation condition “trend” on May 18, 2019- improving.

We are now in the summer season northern hemisphere HF-MF radio wave propagation season.

The 14000- 30000 kHz frequency range closes later due to more sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is lower than in the southern hemisphere as heating in the F2 layer of the ionosphere is higher and the layer ions less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-29700 kHz frequency ranges will open via short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial propagation (TEP).

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE HF RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION FORECAST s g-

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

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 at night and S1-2 at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at night and S4-6 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S0-1 at day,
28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.


We are now in the winter season southern hemisphere HF-MF radio wave propagation season.
The approximate 11000- 30000 kHz frequency range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher than in the southern hemisphere as the F layer of the ionosphere is lower in height and the ions more concentrated.
The approximately 3000-10000 kHz frequency range often stays open for DX all throughout the day due to a weaker D and E layer and therefore less RF signal absorption.

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE HF RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION FORECAST w g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 at night and S3-4 at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+10 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at night and S3-4 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day,
28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.

GLOBAL (MF) (300-3000 KHZ) RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION CONDITIONS EXPECTED-

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


FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH-
-East <-> West To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S7-8
*North <-> South To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S6-7
+South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S8-9

FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH-
-East <-> West To 1100 Mi / 1800 km
S7-8
*South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S6-7
+North <-> South To 1100 Mi / 1800 km
S8-9

FORECASTED GREAT CIRCLE LONG OR SKEWED PATH-
Northern Hemisphere (TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial propagation conditions in excess of approximately 3200 mi / 5200 km-

High Latitude
S5-6
Mid Latitude
S6-7
Low latitude
S8-9

FORECASTED GREAT CIRCLE LONG OR SKEWED PATH-
Southern Hemisphere (TA) Trans Atlantic, (TI) Trans Indian, (TP) Trans Pacific and cross Equatorial propagation conditions in excess of approximately 3200 mi / 5200 km-

High Latitude
S5-6
Mid Latitude
S6-7
Low latitude
S8-9


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

This HF-MF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP HF-MF radio wave propagation prediction software. X and O ray tracing is included.
I wrote it beginning in the late 1980’s and continue to refine it in 2019.
But I’m sorry to say that it still can’t be distributed to the general public.
It does outperform VOA CAP and Prop Lab.

I do check the actual band conditions at my location in the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary.

I also check global HF-MF radio wave propagation conditions via remoted radio
receivers on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if
and when necessary.

And last but not least I look at ionsonde stations on every continent of the
globe.

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

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

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

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

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

The MF broadcast band AM Mode RF signal levels are based on 50,000 watts (50 kw) and an omnidirectional vertical antenna.

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

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

However this daily HF-MF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
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1988-2019 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without prior permission to redistribute this daily HF-MF radio wave
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Also HF-MF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
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educational and hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error

and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.