sabato 14 dicembre 2019

Agenda DX 14/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio El Espectador, Uruguay 11835 Khz (1923)
Radio Lesotho 4800 Khz (1979)

venerdì 13 dicembre 2019

Stations heard in Friol

ANGOLA, 4949.7, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, 2136-2145, 11-12, Portuguese, comments, songs. Very weak. 15211. 
Also 0505-0520, 13-12, songs, Portuguese, comments, id. “Radio Nacional”. 15321.

BRAZIL
4774.9, Radio Congohnas, Congonhas, 2147-2158, 11-12, Portuguese, comments. Very weak. 15311. 
Also 2106-2110, 12-12, Portuguese, religious comments. 15321.

4875, Radiodifusora Roraima, Boavista, 2125-2145, 11-12, Portuguese, comments, advertisements Brazilian songs. 25422. 
Also 2108-2133, 12-12, Portuguese, comments, advertisements. 15321.

4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 2133-2142, 11-12, Portuguese, comments. 25422.

4905, Radio Relogio Federal, Rio de Janeiro, 0733-0747, 12-12, Portuguese, religious comments. 15321.

4985, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 2138-2145, 11-12, Brazilian songs. 15421.

9515, Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 2034-2058, 11-12, Religious songs, religious comments, Portuguese. 25322.

9550, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2055-2105, 11-12, religious songs and comments, Portuguese. Strong QRM on 9555. 21421. // 11895.1.

10000, Time Signal Station Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, 2002-2006, 11-12, time signals, female voice announcements: “Observatorio Nacional, 17 horas, 2 minutos, 0 segundos”. 23322.

11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 1959-2104, 11-12, Portuguese, “Nacional Informa, 5 horas en Brasilia”, news, songs, at 2100 id. “Radio Nacional da Amazonia, 11780 kHz..., Reporter Nacional, 6 horas en Brasilia”, news. 34433.

11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0924-1005, 12-12, Brazilian songs, program “Brasil Sertanejo”, “6y 27, Brasil Sertanejo, Radio Brasil Central”, at 0945 program “RBC Agro”, at 1001, identification song and program “O Mundo em sua Casa”, news. 24322.

11895.1, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2057-2108, 11-12, Portuguese, religious songs and comments. 24322.

CANADA, 6070, CFRX, Toronto, 0515-0550, 12-12, English, news, comments, advertisements. 14321.

CONGO, D. R., 6210.2, Radio Kahuzi, Bukavu, 1715-1804*, 10-12, Vernacular comments, songs. Very weak. 15321. Very irregular lately, last days out of air. 
Also 1740-1805, 12-12, Vernacular comments, songs. Extremely weak, best on LSB. 15311.

CUBA, 4765, Radio Progreso, La Habana, 0454-0500*, 12-12, songs, news, “Reportero RP”, close. 35433.

GERMANY, 6070, From the Isle of Music, Rohrbach, 1900-1920, 10-12, English, id., comments, Cuban songs. 23432.
GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0445-0510, 12-12, religious songs and comments. Very weak, audible on LSB. 15311.

ECUADOR, 6050, HCJB, Pichincha, *0924-0940, 13-12, tuning music, anthem, Quechua, comments, Ecuadorian songs. 15321.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial, Bata, *0511-0615, 12-12, open with carrier, but cut off abruptlyat 0515, at 0522 on air again with program “Panorama Nacional” with correspondents, “Buenos días compañeros de la Radio Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial”, “Hoy es la celebración de la Virgen de Guadalupe”, “Los agricultores están sufriendo robos de la piña de cacao, uno de nuestros productos nacionales”, reading greetings from listeners: “Buenos días Amigos de Panorama Nacional...”, 0555: “Nos despedimos de Panorama Nacional, a las siete el informativo”, songs, at 0601 “Boletín Informativo”, news. 15321 and improving to 25322. 
Also 1640-1651*, 12-12, Spanish songs, song “Ven a mis casa por Navidad”, cutt off abruptly in the meddle of a song. Very weak. 15311. 
Also *0521-0615, 13-12, open with program “Consejos para la Familia”, 0525: “Anuncio del Partido Democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial”, 0526 program “Panorama Nacional”, “Por una Guinea mejor, el Alcalde Presidente..”, at 0600: “El equipo informativo de Radio Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial, Radio Malabo les desea feliz Navidad”, “Boletín informativo”. 25432.

ERITREA
7140, Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara, 1655-1705, 12-12, Vernacular comments. Ham QRM. 23422.

7180, Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara 1653-1708, 12-12, Vernacular comments. 24422.

ETHIOPIA
5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 0505-0610, 12-12, Vernacular comments, East African songs. 24322.

6090, Voice of Amhara State, Addis Ababa, 0503-0518, 12-12, Vernacular comments, East African songs. 24322.

JAPAN
6055, Radio Nikkei 1, Chiba-Nagara, 0746-0757, 12-12, Japanese, comments. 15311. 
Also 0801-0815, 13-12, Japanese, comments, male. 15321.

6115, Radio Nikkei 2, Chiba-Nagara, 0737-0810, 12-12, Japanese pop songs an comments. 15321. 
Also 0800-0814, 13-12, Japanese, comments, female, songs. 15321.

LIBERIA, 6050, ELWA Radio, Monrovia, 0640-0655, 12-12, English, religious comments, program “Back to the Bible”. 25422.

MADAGASCAR, 5009.9, Radio Nasionaly Malagasy, Ambohidrano, 1900-1910, 12-12, Vernacular comments. 15321.

MALAYSIA
9835, Sarawak FM, Kajan, 0935-1012, 12-12, Malaysian, comments, male, female, pop songs in Malaysian and English, Whitney Houston song “Somebody”, id. “Sawarah FM”. 24322.

11890, Radio Nyawa Sarawak, 1114-1125, 11-12, Malaysian, comments, mentioned “Sarawak”. 24322.
Also *1000-1020, 13-12, open with music, male, id. “Radio Nyawa Sarawak”, Malaysian, comments, 

MALI, 5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, 0659-0705, 12-12, French, id. “Vous écoutez Radio Mali”, “Le Journal, la prèmiere édition”, news. 44444.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0445-0525, 12-12, classic music, Mexican and other Latin American songs. 15321. 
Also 0507-0540, 13-12, music. 15321.

MONGOLIA, 7260, Mongolian Radio 2, Ulaan Baatar, 0807-0823, 13-12, male, Mongolian, comments. Very weak and slight QRM from China on the same frequency. 13411.

NIGERIA, 7244.9, Voice of Nigeria, Ikorodu, 0805-0812, 12-12, English, news, comments. 25322.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, 9545, SIBC, Honiara, 0453-0459*, 12-12, strong carrier and extremely weak audio, some comments detected. Closed at exactly 0459.52.

SUDAN
7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 0501-0512, 12-12, Arabic, comments. 25432.

9505, Voice of Africa, Al Aitahab, 1716-1723, 12-12, English, id. “The Voice of Africa”, “The Voice of Africa comes to you from Sudan”, news, comments. 24322.

TANZANIA, 6015, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 0450-0505, 13-12, Swahili, comments. Strong QRM on 6020. 31431.

ZAMBIA, 5915, Zambia NBC, Radio 1, Lusaka, 1730-1748, 12-12, Vernacular comments. 24322.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

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

Encore - Classical Music this weekend - new frequency and time

This coming weekend Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcasting on a new and even better frequency and time via WWCR in Tennessee.
Saturday 14th December 21:00 UTC 9350 kHz - this is the afternoon in US and Canada and the signal should carry to western Europe too.
This replaces the 01:00 Broadcast by WWCR on 6115 kHz.
 
Encore - Classical Music this weekend is - of course - being broadcast as usual by Channel 292 (Europe) on 6070 kHz at 15:00 UTC Sunday 15th December.
And by WBCQ on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday 16th December.
 
There is a repeat on 6070 kHz on Friday 20th December at 19:00 UTC.
 
Do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com. We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports.
 
This week's programme starts with a Mozart piano trio, then a couple of absorbing contemporary works, followed by two songs about the cold from Schubert. Vaughan Williams next with The Banks of Green Willow. The second half of the show has some Rossini, Jennifer Higdon, Malcolm Arnold and finishes with O Let me Weep from Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Tune in if you can.
 
Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.
 
Help needed at Channel 292 in Germany. 292 is struggling financially. They are renting out airtime to the Overcomer Ministry to try and bring in funds. Revenue is dependent on feedback - please help them by sending a simple reception report to:
 
lasttime@overcomerministry.org
 
In the meantime - thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.
 
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril.
 
Regular Broadcast times are:
15:00 - 16:00 UTC Sunday, and repeated 19:00 - 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany).
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz

01:00 - 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ - (Maine).

Agenda DX 13/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
WDEA, Maine 1370 Khz (1958)
CFYK, New Territory, Canada 1340 Khz (1958)

giovedì 12 dicembre 2019

Wolfgang Bueschel: Spain observations

SPAIN  Tonight soccer matches in European team football,

24 x matches occur today Dec 12 European night time,
at 17.55 UT and 20.00 UT,
amongst them
Espagnol Barcelona  vv  Moscow Russia teams
and
Nikosia Cyprus      vv  FC Sevilla

Heard REE Noblejas at 19.28 UT in western Europe
(SW skip zone rather) in remote Perseus net
12030 S=9+10dB  -64dBm
11940 S=9+10dB  -64dBm
11685 S=9+10dB  -65dBm
 9690 nil

at 19.45 UT in No / Ce Brazil  Kiwi net locations
12030 S=6-7
11940 S=9+10 -69dBm
11685 nil
 9690 nil

at 19.52 UT in Brazil SP state  Kiwi net locations
12030 S=6-7  -87dBm
11940 S=9+15 -60dBm
11685 S=7-8  -82dBm
 9690 nil

at 20.15 UT in (TWR) Bonaire  Kiwi net location
12030 S=9+10  -72dBm
11940 S=7     -88dBm
11685 nil
 9690 nil

at 19.55 UT in Dominican Rep  Kiwi net location
12030 S=9     -76dBm
11940 S=7     -84dBm
11685 nil
 9690 nil

at 20.00 UT in Maine NoEa state USA  Kiwi net location
12030 S=4 only

at 20.10 UT in Orlando FL state state USA  Kiwi net location
12030 S=6   -91dBm

at 20.13 UT in Key West FL state state USA  Kiwi net location
12030 S=7-8 -82dBm

nothing in Iceland Kiwi location.

73 wolfie  df5sx

FTIOM & UBMP, December 15-21

From the Isle of Music, December 15-21:
This week our special guest is Maria Victoria, who will discuss the her new album Entre Cuerdas; we will also listen to
more jam sessions by Estrellas de Areito.
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490) http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in Europe.
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, December 15 and 17:
Episode 143 features all-female groups from the US, Cuba and North Korea.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490) http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from different web SDRs in Europe.
Visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot


William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC

(DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

Media & Tech - 12/12/2019

Agenda DX 12/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Coronel Olavarrìa, Argentina 1160 Khz (1970)
Radio Tallin, Estonia 5925 Khz (1924)
Radio J.V. Gonzalez, Argentina (1941)
Radio Nacional Alto Rio Senguerr, Argentina 740 Khz (1978)
Radio Nacional Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina 670 Khz (1961)
Radio Nacional Perito Moreno, Argentina 860 Khz (1978)

mercoledì 11 dicembre 2019

Media & Tech - 11/12/2019

Europe 1 183 kHz to close down on december 31?

It's not clear but it seems, that Europe 1 will leave the 183 kHz LW, on December 31st. Transmitter will be closed....(Christian Ghibaudo (10/12-2019), Yduns MW Info)

Checked a German radio forum and the original source on a post the previous day is

http://www.saar-nostalgie.de/Aktuelles.htm

Translates as
"Our page about the LW station Europe 1 has been reworked a bit today. As we have learned from unconfirmed sources ("i l se confirmerait officieusement ")the shutdown of this French-language transmitter on 31.12.2019 or on 31.1.2020 done. For cost reasons, the transmission towers are then promptly blown up or dismantled."

The Facebook post it quotes is

https://www.facebook.com/Radiosdumonde/posts/2422025284589706

Public page so can be viewed if you don't have an account.

(Mike Barraclough via bdxc io group)

Glenn Hauser logs December 10-11, 2019

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Dec 11 at 0110, RAE via WRMI Spanish about Argentina with porteño accent; there was big news there today but seemingly not about that right now. Fair signal here but never very good aimed south, but more than the JBA carrier. See also USA [and non] WRMI (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13632 & 13768, Dec 10 at 1509, spurblobs from RHC 13700 which is S9+10 with music; 68 kHz above and below, and much weaker second-order+plus circa 13836, S4, better detectable in FM than AM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Dec 10 at 1514, CRI Plus relay is S9+20 of dead air; something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 10 at 2353, RHC Spanish on earlier than before; it was not on at previous check 2328. Anyhow, WRMI is already on 5800 contrary to own skedgrid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Dec 11 at 0314, RHC is S9+20 of dead air in English; while // 6000 is same at S9+30. These are supposedly two different sites so problem must be upstream like in the STLs, studio output. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Last time I computed the possible leapfrog mixing products of the Bauta RHC frequencies on 49m. This time, where could land the Quivicanes/Titanes, i.e. 6000 RHC with CRI relay first on 6180 at
0100-0300, then 5910 at 0300-0500:
6000 & 6180: 6360 and 5820
6000 & 5910: 6090 and 5820
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Dec 10 at 2020, VOG music and talk are S9+10 but unusually overmodulated, distorted. Don`t station operators monitor how their own signal sounds off the air? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5009.923V, Dec 11 at 0248, music weak off-frequency after WRMI 5010 0200*, no doubt RNM signature. Is also slightly unstable, wavering. Now if we could pinpoint the LAH to WRMI after 2300 when RNM is not expected to be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 15125, Dec 10 at 1731, S7 to S9+10 echoey Swahili, the SSOB except for 15140 Cuba; I bet it`s CRI via Bamako: Yes, as scheduled this hour, 100 kW eastward. Figured there would be a // on 13 MHz, but none found; later found listed at 13645 per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 10 at 2303 and 2328, JBA carrier from Radio Chaski under wall-of-noise Cuban jamming against nothing else; and retune at 2354 to catch the timer cutoff at 2354:59*, which is 8 seconds earlier than last check 4 nights ago December 6 until 2355:07* = averaging 2.0 seconds slippage earlier per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6020-6025-6030, Dec 10 at 0752, DRM noise, whence? HFCC shows Voice of Russia at 0600-1000, 100 kW, 34 degrees from K/A = Komsomol`sk/Amure in DVR, at that azimuth onward to N America. First time I have noticed any of these new DRM tests(?) from Russia, supposedly domestic programming not revived external VOR. Tho I have not sought them out deliberately. Aoki/NDXC instead designates this as GRFC with music, not only at 06-10 but also at 20-22 & 01-06 daily. Komsomol`sk sunset was 0648, so only now is it getting into nighttime there. The earlier broadcasts would be in local daytime intended for domestic coverage. (Romania also emits DRM around 6025 at 1700-1757) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME. 13590, Dec 10 at 2000, tune-in to open carrier and soon off* - AGM is scheduled 1900-2000 in English, a.k.a. VOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.043, Dec 10 at 2025, Qur`an JBA from SBC, signature off-frequency. First time audible at all in a week or more; was off or just not propagating? Still not enough for lullaby listening; and our alternative Greece is distorted, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Dec 10 at 2006, REE is S7-S9 of dead air; stronger than 11940 also DA; and at 2009, S7-S9 of DA on 9690. Recheck 2301, all three are *still* in dead air, and 11685 also detectable JBA carrier. Something`s very wrong at REE. Could the powers that be not know the Noblejas transmitters are running for hours with no modulation?

Mike Bott also reported to the WOR iog yesterday Dec 9 at 2216 UT:  ``REE 9690 --- Sounds like some technical issue occurring at REE this evening. Nothing but static being transmitted peaking at S9+10 here in central Ohio. Seems to be the same issue heard 2 days ago. Verified on multiple Kiwis and Utwente. -- Mike`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Dec 10 at 0753, S9+10/20 of dead air from this WRMI-5, again, during SMTV block. RAE in Japanese is supposed to start at 0800 weekdays; unknown whether it came to life by then. But at best 5950 is undermodulated, and 285 degree beam is far off targeting Japan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 5800, Dec 10 at 2303, WRMI is S9 but undermodulated in Spanish, 2328 music, presumably SMTV and not on 6060 per misleading skedgrid. Could be on 6060 as RHC is not up yet, rather a JBA carrier from Zahedan or Chengdu. RHC expected before 0000, and in fact already going at next check 2353. See also ARGENTINA [non]. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Strange things are happening around here on 87.7-88.0 MHz; extremely intermittent big carrier, some with tones, enough to QRM reception of 88.1 KWOU on home radios, like around 1445 UT Dec 10. These I suspect are from malfunxioning K202BY Family Radio Enid satellator, which has not been on 88.3 even with a dead carrier for months now.

87.7 or 87.9, on caradio along west Garriott in Enid around midday Dec 10, such as 1827 UT, gospel/country music for a few minutes. Maybe winter sporadic E from a Franken FM circa channel 6 analog audio frequency? Maybe a local Xmas display, but stayed too long likely to come from another car`s RF feeder. Earlier had a split-second like a meteor burst, a Geminid? That shower peaks Dec 13-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0646 UT December 11

Agenda DX 11/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Caracas 7-50, Venezuela 750 Khz (1930)
Radio Nacional, Bolivia 1390 Khz (1929)

martedì 10 dicembre 2019

Shortwave reception from Sofia Bulgaria December 10

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Shortwave reception from Sofia Bulgaria December 10. Videoclips can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

CUBA   Weak signal of Radio Rebelde in 60mb, December 10
from 0700 on  5025 BAU 050 kW / non-dir to CSAm Spanish:

FRANCE(non)   Denge Welat via TDF Issoudun in 25/31mb, December 10
1500-1659 on 11540 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, very good
1700-1959 on  9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece in 31mb, December 10
0750&0800 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek* tx#3:
*Arabic/Serbian news and transmitter switches off at 0804UTC

MADAGASCAR(non)   Radio Tamazuj via Talata Volonondry December 10
from 1500 on 11705*MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, fair
* strong QRM 11700 SCB 050 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English SPL BS TOM

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb, December 10
0800-0806 on 11945 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, weak:

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman RSO in 19mb, December 10
1003-1355 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, fair to good

ROMANIA   Frequency change of Radio Romania International December 10:
2300-2356 NF  9620 TIG 300 kW / 052 deg to EaAs English tx#2, ex 6050*
*to avoid on  6050 LHA 100 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Chinese PBS Xizang

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of Radio Dabanga via SPL Secretbrod on December 10:
1529-1530 on 11640 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Darfur Arabic, very good signal
1530-1539 on 11640 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf open carrier/dead air & off air

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Frequency & time change of National Unity Radio:
1100-1200 on  7355*DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, additional
1200-1300 NF  7355*DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, x 7235 kHz
1300-1400 on  9445 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, additional
* co-ch same  7355 GB  250 kW / 183 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti

U.K.(non)   Radio Ndarason Int via ENC-DMS Woofferton on December 10
0600-0700 on  9535 WOF 250 kW / 158 deg to WeAf Kanuri, good signal:
1800-1900 on  9635 WOF 250 kW / 152 deg to WeAf Kanuri, weak to fair

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio Radio Sama via ENC-DMS Woofferton, December 10:
1615-1617 on  9515*WOF 250 kW / 140 deg to CEAf test transmission, very good signal
1730-1900 on  9515*WOF 250 kW / 140 deg to CEAf Arabic/Tigre/Fur/Arabic-fair signal
* co-ch same  9515 KIM 250 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Korean KBS World Radio, weak signal

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio Int. WHRI Angel 1, December 10
0900-1000 on 11825 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English, fair to good

--

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

Media & Tech - 10/12/2019


Glenn Hauser logs December 9-10, 2019

** ALGERIA [and non]. 531, Dec 10 at 0332, Jil-FM quite separable from weak 530 signals, and some talk modulation, presumably ``Algerian Arabic`` as in WRTH which also shows F`kirina is location, 600 kW, 24 hours, and BTW this is in AM, not FM! Could this be the grandest AM station in the world which has lost its identity to FM? 30X the power of WSB. Weaker het tho same power on 549 I can`t separate so well from 550s; BTW, nothing much on 576 which was an Algerian sensation a couple weeks ago; is it off again? Usual set of other JBA TA MW carriers at least on bottom half of band, I relent and don`t enumerate this time, but also note some music on 774 at 0334 from the RNE1 Spain synchros (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11150, 10870, 10845 JBA carriers, stronger 10820 in Chinese, Dec 10 at 0022, presumed all CNR1 jammers against SOH. More WOOB ones not found higher or lower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11885 // 11790, Dec 10 at 0015, CRI English good on both: Xian 500 kW at 200 and 190 degrees respectively.

11820, Dec 10 at 0016, CRI in Cantonese, good at same parameters as 11885.

11770, Dec 10 at 0016, CRI in Vietnamese, resembling 11820 Yue, this one 500 kW, 193 degrees from Beijing site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Dec 10 at 0028, RHC English is distorted and squealing; and no parallel alternative at this hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

BTW, to mark Human Rights Day, Dec 10, RHC English has mailed out a quotation from Fidel Castro Ruz, huge violator of human rights as multi-sesquidecade Commie dictator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6000, Dec 10 at 0353, RHC English JBM/suptorted, while only // 6145 is merely undermodulated; also with splash from 6150 Romania in Spanish with full schedule about to sign-off; yet its signal is hardly stronger. Somethings always wrong at RHC.

Aoki shows 6000 is Quivicán site; 6060, 6100 and 6165 [sic: still haven`t QSYed it to 6145!] all Bauta site. So the possible Bauta leapfrog mixing product spots would now be: 

From 6060 & 6100: 6020 and 6120
From 6060 & 6145: 5975 and 6230
From 6100 & 6145: 6055 and 6190
But I haven`t heard any of these lately; are they being suppressed/filtered better now, or one of the fundamentals too weak? You might hear Spanish and/or English, depending (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9105, Dec 9 at 2025, JBA carrier from presumed Echo of Hope. Ron Howard agrees and provides all the other landings this week, the lower ones mostly audible in our mornings: ``Today (Dec 9): 3985 // 4890 // 6000 // 6255 // 6355 // 9105`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 13630, Dec 9 at 2021, W&M drama in rather slow English, S9-S7. What`s this? CRI via Bamako as scheduled eastward, but not noticed here lately and suspect it`s sporadically active (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 475.1 kHz, Dec 10 at 0319-0328 UT, very slow CW beacon, JBA but as previously reported it is indeed the one Dave Frantz runs at WWRB, Manchester TN. The message roughly twice a minute is: WWW WA4SZE COM WA4SZE/BEACON K. Not sure what the COM mean amid. And WWW, not VVV?

Here`s an interesting discussion about this from 2+ years ago:
https://www.eham.net/forum/view?id=topic=117878.0

I wonder if this beacon be recently reactivated? Can`t say I pay much attention to ``630 meters``, but ran across this on the way to or from the NDB band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15730, Dec 9 at 2019, VOA Grimesland in French with big short/long path echo. See my Sept 16 log where I explained how this worx and calculated the delay as one-eighth of a second (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2011 monitoring: confirmed Monday December 9 from 1900:36 on IRRS, 7290, as monitored via UTwente SDR; now WOR starts at the beginning, preceded by: 1858 tune-in big OC already on; 1859:27 cut on modulation with Aïda theme joined in progress, very brief IRRS sign-on announcement; 1900:05 FSN news headlines: eruption in NZ, Russia banned for doping, UK supermarket sold in China, taking only 31 seconds before WOR. After a bit of music, 1930 FSN same stories in more detail; 1933 FSN Spotlight about WTO vs Trump; 1935 pause and music; 1951 recheck DJ talking about `Sounds Irish`. Alexander Busneag says all Romanian SW transmitters are back in service, but this still sounds the same bigsig as before.

Also confirmed UT Tue Dec 10 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, VP S9 which = the noise level when tuned to open 7770 etc. But good clear signal at 0107 when checked via UTwente where it`s aimed. Hello to all our 1/2/3 am listeners in Europe. Next:

2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 5800, Dec 10 at 0026, no signal from WRMI, which a week ago moved here once RHC reclaimed 6060 where nothing but RHC is audible. By 0157, maybe JBA carrier on 5800, while 5850 and 5950 are nominally very good and poor-fair. Skedgrid now shows XMTR 3 on 5800 at 00-01 SMTV, 01-02 RAE Spanish (but what about weekends?), while at the bottom inserts old 6060 as if still in use for SMTV at 2100-2400 before RHC cuts on. 

Say, if this be the new reality and you still want to honor RAE by reviving its legacy frequency 6060, why not move their hour to 2300 UT, which is prime time in Argentina, anyway? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)                                               

** U S A. 13845, Dec 9 at 2023, no signal from WWCR-3. Since 15825 is audible poorly and 12160 fairly, I conclude 13845 must be off the air amid its very long 13-01 UT span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 560 [non]. Replying to my query about Roman-numeral frequency calls other than KLVI Beaumont: Carl Dabelstein: ``At one time, the station in Phoenix on 1400 had the call KXIV.`` 

Rick Dau: ``Glenn, at least one other example comes to my mind immediately -- WXVI-1600 in Montgomery, Alabama. The "XVI" portion, of course, is the Roman numeral for "16", an affectionate reference to WXVI's position on the AM dial. This is a station for which I have a soft spot -- it was the very first to which I ever sent a reception report. On February 13, 1988, while I was a student at the University of Iowa (in what would turn out to be my final semester there), I did a report on WXVI, which was airing Alabama State University men's basketball that evening and identifying as "Sunshine 16". Being somewhat new to serious DXing (my Iowa City AM logbook was just a month old at that point and NRC member and Iowa City resident Earl Higgins was still helping me get my feet wet), I was rather naive about reporting pertinent (and verifiable) details of their programming. In fact, my letter to them simply stated that I had heard their broadcast of ASU basketball and IDs as "Sunshine 16", but it included nothing solid, like local ads. As you can imagine, I did not get a QSL for the report, but WXVI was at least kind enough to send me a "Sunshine 16" bumpersticker. Fortunately, my 2nd report mailed, this one for a reception of WOWO-1190 two weeks later, DID include mentions of commercials, and I did get a nice QSL card in early March signed by then-CE Eric Culp for QSL #1. 73, Rick Dau, South Omaha, Nebraska``

Well, well, I also got an earlier QSL when it was WAPX; call changed to WXVI in the mid-1970s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0628 UT December 10

Agenda DX 10/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
WNPT, Alabama 1180 Khz (1951)
Radio Cenit Guayaquil, Ecuador 4772 Khz (1941)
Radio 5 Ciudad Real, Spagna 1305 Khz (1934)
WDRC, Connecticut 1360 Khz (1922)

lunedì 9 dicembre 2019

Shortwave reception from Sofia Bulgaria December 9

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Shortwave reception from Sofia Bulgaria December 9. Videoclips can be found
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
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ALBANIA(non)   Inactive frequencies of CRI via Cerrik:
0500-0657 on  5985 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf Arabic
0500-0657 on  7210 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf Arabic
0500-0657 on  9590 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
0500-0557 on  7220 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME English
0600-0657 on 11750 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME English
0700-0857 on 11785 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
0700-0857 on 11855 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Chinese
0900-0957 on  7285 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Romanian
0900-0957 on  9460 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Romanian, now on new 15260 URU?
1100-1157 on  7220 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Bulgarian, now on new 15180 URU?
1200-1257 on  7345 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Serbian, now on new 15180 URU?
1100-1257 on 13665 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
1400-1557 on 11920 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
1400-1557 on 13670 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
1500-1557 on  7345 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Turkish
1600-1757 on  9555 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
1600-1757 on 11725 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf Arabic
1800-1957 on  5970 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu French
1800-1957 on  6055 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
2000-2157 on  5960 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
2000-2157 on  6185 CER 150 kW / 193 deg to EaAf Arabic
2000-2157 on  7215 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
Active frequencies of China Radio International via Cerrik:
1500-1557 on  9565 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Turkish
1600-1757 on  5970 CER 150 kW / 330 deg to WeEu German
1600-1757 on  7380 CER 150 kW / 330 deg to WeEu German
1800-1957 on  7360 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu French
1800-1957 on  7385 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
2000-2157 on  7285 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
2200-0357 CRI via Cerrik, please check: active or inactive
2200-2257 on  6175 CER 150 kW / 280 deg to SoEu Portuguese
2200-2357 on  7210 CER 150 kW / 280 deg to SoEu Spanish
2300-2357 on  6175 CER 150 kW / 280 deg to SoEu Spanish
0000-0157 on  6020 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm English
0000-0157 on  9570 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm English
0200-0357 on  6020 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm Chinese
0200-0357 on  9570 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm Chinese

AUSTRALIA   Reception of Reach Beyond Australia RBA in 25/31mb on December 9:
1315-1330 on 11865 KNX 100 kW / 335 deg to SEAs English Mon/Wed/Fri, fair and
1315-1330 on  9610 KNX 100 kW / 335 deg to SoAs Telugu Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat, good.

BOTSWANA(non)   Frequency change of Voice of America in Hausa from December 6
0700-0730 NF 15165 BOT 100 kW / 350 deg to WCAf Hausa, ex 11720, re-ex 15175.

CHINA   Frequency change of CNR-1 in DRM mode registered in HFCC:
1000-1200 NF  9870 QIQ 030 kW / 203 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 13710

GERMANY(non)   Jammin Oldies and Brother Stair via Channel 292 on December 9
from 0759 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Jammin Oldies, fair &
from 0821 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Brother Stair, fair:

MOLDOVA(non)   Trans World Radio India via Grigoriopol on December 9:
1345-1400 on  9950 KCH 300 kW / 098 deg to SoAs Marwari Mon-Wed, fair

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman RSO in 19mb, December 9:
1000-1020 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu NO SIGNAL/TX IS OFF,
1020-1259 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, weak and off
Something`s always wrong at Radio Sultanate of Oman Thumrayt station

RUSSIA   Fair signal of GTRK Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio, December 9
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Ady/Ara/Tur Mon

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation SLBC, December 9:
1630-1830 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM - fair signal
1702-1800 on 11835 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Tamil Thendral FM-weak signal

USA   WBCQ-6 World's Last Chance Radio WLC Radio, December 9:
0900-0955 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 076 deg to SoEu Portug., good
1000-1055 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 076 deg to SoEu Spanish, good

USA   Reception of WBCQ-6 World's Last Chance Radio WLC Radio December 9
1400-1555 on  9330 BCQ 250 kW / 300 deg to WCAN English, weak & QRM 9335
1330-1430 on  9335 PHT 250 kW / 270 deg to SEAs Khmer Voice of America &
1430-1530 on  9335 PHT 250 kW / 270 deg to SEAs Burmese Voice of America
--

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 December 8-9, 2019

** CHINA. Survey of CNR1 jammers, some only carriers on known frequencies vs SOH, Dec 8 at 2318: 9180, 9215, stronger 9230. 

At 2325, 9970, 10160; at 2328, 10820, 11070, 11000, 11120, 11170, stronger 11440 & 11460.

At 2335, 7540 good with flutter, echo; this one vs RFA Tibetan via Kuwait this hour only, unheard.

9900, Dec 8 at 2324, Firedragon music jamming mixing with something in Chinese, this one against RTI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Dec 8 at 2309, R. Rebelde modulation during music is cutting off and on, S9+25/30. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Dec 9 at 0712, new? announcer at RHC concluding, Charles McKeely(?), then 0713-0722 `DXers Unlimited` Arnie mumbling something about no sunspots; 0722 opening `Mailbag`. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTEING DIGEST

** CUBA [and non]. 13700, Dec 9 at 1500, RHC much weaker than usual here, S8-S9, vs much stronger OC on 13740 just before it turns off. 13700 is also too weak to produce any spurs, tsk2. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 13700 eclipsed by 13710 Sa`udi Qur`aning at S9/+10, normally much weaker by comparison (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9105, Dec 9 at 0708, JBA with flutter, presumed Echo of Hope on this week`s jumparound frequency, nothing on 9100 or 9095. Aoki of today agrees 9105 at 0600-0200. As of Dec 7 at 1128, Wolfgang Bueschel remotely had this on 9099.993; the rest unresurveyed yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2011 monitoring: confirmed Sunday December 8 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, poor-fair S7-S9.

Also confirmed UT Monday December 9 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair S9-S8 but fading down/out by 0140.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 9 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, improved to better
S8-S9, and this time // 9395 is worse at only S4-S6, lowered MUF
tr*mping azimuth.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 9 from 0400 on Area 51 webcast; by 0429 check, closing via WBCQ 5130v is good S9+10.

Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 9 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, good S9/+10 with no jamming. Next:

1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 7490+, Sunday Dec 8 at 2314, WBCQ amid `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` seems to be in a comedy routine, so not always music, promoted as being Hawaiian this week. Poor reception. At 2335 & still 2355 rechex, I notice that 7490 is in dead air! The 2330-2400 segment on Sundays has long been an orphan slot, without even an entry on the schedule as ``available time slot``; but usually filled with music from somesource. Would be nice if UBMP could occupy a full hour.

BTW, while checking UBMP at 2316, RF noise burst from my nearest streetlight igniting right at local sunset, earliest of the year, but would be a few minutes later were it not cloudy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 475 kHz, Dec 9 at 0715 UT, continuous weak CW as I am dozing off; did not notice any DE definite ID, but could be this as logged 11 months ago: ``U S A. 475 kHz, Jan 13 at 0701, WA4SZE/BEACON on CW from Dave Frantz, of WWRB, Manchester TN`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010-, Dec 8 at 2308, again unexplained LAH on the minus side of WRMI; see yesterday`s speculation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13624.74 approx., Dec 9 at 1458, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1817 UT December 9

Media & Tech - 09/12/2019

Propagation outlook from Boulder

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:Issued: 2019 Dec 09 0053 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
02 - 08 December 2019

Solar activity was very low throughout the period. No active regions
with sunspots were observed and no earth-directed CMEs were detected
in satellite imagery.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
normal and normal to moderate levels throughout the week.

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet throughout the week under a
nominal solar wind regime.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
09 December - 04 January 2020

Solar activity is expected to be very low throughout the outlook
period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to reach high levels on 13-14 and 21-25 Dec. Normal and
normal to moderate flux levels are expected for the remainder of the
outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on
18-19 Dec due to the influence of a recurrent, positive polarity CH
HSS. Generally quiet and quiet to unsettled conditions are expected
to prevail for the remainder of the outlook period.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Dec 09      70           8          3
2019 Dec 10      70           5          2
2019 Dec 11      70           5          2
2019 Dec 12      70           5          2
2019 Dec 13      70           8          3
2019 Dec 14      70           8          3
2019 Dec 15      70           5          2
2019 Dec 16      70           5          2
2019 Dec 17      70           5          2
2019 Dec 18      70          12          4
2019 Dec 19      70          10          4
2019 Dec 20      70          10          3
2019 Dec 21      70          10          3
2019 Dec 22      70           5          2
2019 Dec 23      70           5          2
2019 Dec 24      70           5          2
2019 Dec 25      70           5          2
2019 Dec 26      70           5          2
2019 Dec 27      70           5          2
2019 Dec 28      70           5          2
2019 Dec 29      70           5          2
2019 Dec 30      70           5          2
2019 Dec 31      70           5          2
2020 Jan 01      70           5          2
2020 Jan 02      70           5          2
2020 Jan 03      70           5          2
2020 Jan 04      70           5          2
(SWPC via DXLD)

Log da Malta

9610 khz 10.00 utc obiettivo dx 54554
9400 khz 15.00 utc from the isle music  33333
5955 khz 15.00 utc radio Romania ita 54554
6185 khz 15.00 utc voce della turchia 53553
6155 khz 15.30 utc awr wavescan 53553
5955 khz 17.00 utc radio Romania ita 54554

Rilevazioni usando zenith royal d7000y trans oceanic , Degen de 1103 e realistic dx-390 sole antenne a stilo.

Saluti da Malta,
Adrian Micallef

Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 again on wrong 9330 kHz at 0800UT December 9

NUMBERS STATION   Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 again on wrong 9330 kHz at 0800UT December 9
0800-0850 on  9330 BEJ 050 kW / unknown to ???? Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri, instead 9065

At same time  9330 BCQ 250 kW / 280 deg to WNAm English Daily WBCQ-6 WLCRadio is JBA!

--

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

Wolfgang Bueschel: Cuba and Nigeria

CUBA  6145 even kHz exact the only RHC En Bauta transmission this morning at
07.40 UT hour, Dec 9, S=9+20dB in remote SDR rx at Edmonton-Alb-CAN.

'No music expert' would say, Soul / Free Jazz-like Latin lady singer in
Spanish performed from album 'planet'.

NIGERIA  7254.940  VoNigeria from Abuja in Vernac ? Fulfulde ? registered,
S=7-8 fair signal into Cape Canaveral remote rx, at 07.45 UT on Dec 9.

73 wb  df5sx
wwdxc

Glenn Hauser logs December 7-8, 2019

** CANADA. 300 kHz, Dec 8 at 0727 UT, dash and YIV, 500 watt ND beacon from Island Lake, Manitoba; logged once before on Sept 16, when I described its location.

340 kHz, Dec 8 at 0729 UT, dash and YY, 500 watt ND beacon from Mont Joli, Quebec. I was tuned to 341 where it mixed with local EI, and first thought it could be an attempt by YYU Kapuskasing to come back from the dead. Mont-Joli is on the Gaspé coast, just NE of Rimouski, 2761 km from here = 1715 stmi.

352 kHz, Dec 8 at 0732, dash and YKQ, 500 watt NDB from Fort Rupert-Waskaganish, Quebec. It`s a remote Cree community on James Bay, but only 2250 km from here = 1403 stmi, atcf (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 5050, Dec 7 at 2314, Chinese talk, VP vs splash from 5040 RHC --- Commies vs Commies! Aoki/NDXC shows: ``5050 2300-0102 CHN Voice of Beibu Bay Radio Chi Nanning 954 1-7`` Their only morning broadcast; have several others in Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin. HFCC shows 100 kW at 232 degrees. WWRB is OFF 5050 for the B-season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6105, Dec 8 at 1355, Firedrake jamming atop a weaker station, i.e. RTI. Besides showing RTI *jammed, separate entries for CNR1 Jamming from Qiqihar 202 site, probably but not necessarily same when employing Firedrake audio. BTW, don`t you believe! that XEQM Mexico still exist on 6105 as in Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7470, Dec 7 at 2325, Chinese with echo, i.e. CNR1 jammers against RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan at 2200-2400. This used to be the YHWH pirate frequency around 0300-0530 as in Aoki, but quit several weeks ago. Worth further checking, as Rick Barton, AZ, just reported YHWH again! on 11650 at 2000-2010* Dec 7; me too Dec 8 at 1900, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767 approx., Dec 8 at 1416, weak spurblob from RHC 13700, and even weaker JBA match circa 13633. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9680, Dec 8 at 1445, Japanese alone on frequency. Aoki shows NHK not starting until 1455, but HFCC shows 1400-, due west (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6145, Dec 8 at 1357, Korean talk and piano music from Shiokaze via JAPAN; good and clear here, no jamming audible; the latest frequency change reported by Ron Howard. The other one listed by Aoki at 1300-1400, 7245 not checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6970-USB, Dec 7 at 2201, `Hearts of Space` type soft music, S7-S8, off by 2215, unID pirate, and strangely enough, zero reports of it on HF Underground (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, Dec 7 at 2202, FDR speech about Japan`s attax on several Pacific islands, S8-S9 with background noise apparently from crowd on original recording. 2206 the famous part about Pearl Harbor; and then ``Remember Pearl Harbor`` song; 2210 another song, ``Mister Jap``; 2213 song ``I`m Off to Yokohama``; 2216 repeat the FDR ``infamy`` speech; 2224 ID as ``W-F-D-R, New York --- Good Night`` as if closing down. But soon another? weaker station on same frequency. Many more logs here: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,61017.0.html By 2300, WFDR resumed, on 6940-USB: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,61023.0.html WFDR pirate broadcasts are an annual tradition on Dec 7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA.  6930-USB, Dec 7 at 2225, weak music shortly after WFDR closed; 2232 maybe announcement, unreadable; 2310 still on with some whoops and chimes. Other reports say WENO, Voice of Brian Eno:  https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,61020.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11650, Dec 8 at 1900, here`s the reactivated YHWH guy, anti-Christ Josiah with usual earnest evangelism, poor S7. Tnx to tip yesterday until 2010* by Rick Barton, AZ. Also check 40m evenings, formerly in 03/05v span on 7470 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, Dec 8 at 0729 UT, Enid ND beacon EI is on again in the nightmiddle, vs 340 YY in Quebec, see CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SCOTLAND [non]. 6115, UT Sun Dec 8 at 0100, WWCR-1 opening `Encore` classical music hour, VG except for usual squeal on the #1 transmitter. Playlist on website is still from last week ``1/12``. Brice Avery says from next week, this moves to 9350 at 2100-2200 Saturdays, i.e. WWCR-2 without the squeal. 9350 has a super signal here and there is much less conflict with other programming at that time; and could also reach awake Europeans, altho nominally 85 degrees toward Africa. That hour has been for Brother HyStairical, only on Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7490+, Dec 7 at 2200, Brother Scare interrupted for WBCQ ID, then dead air instead of resuming. Scheduled until 2300 on Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 774, Dec 7 at 0708, starting TA carrier search here to find this one strong enough for some audio, RNE1 synchros (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2011 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday December 8 starting at 0423 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, VG but with some CW QRM from hams too close during huge 160m contest up to 1887 kHz. Next:

2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW 6160v?
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 7780, Dec 8 at 1412, SMTV VP // 15770 WRMI; a rare instance of two SMTV frequencies at once, 7780 only Sundays at 14-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat Dec 7 at 2313, WTWW-2 already on with ham talk about 160m; S9+40 but overmodulated/distorted as it would be for hours! By 0106 UT Sunday Dec 8 I notice that `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` is underway as sometimes happens around this time, Xmasmx awful with the distortion; also emitting intermittent huge noise bursts ranging 5050-5110. At first I suspected some new Xmas lights in the neighborhood, until found this confined to the 5085 area! 0402 recheck, still distorted with rock music. Doesn`t Ted know nor any of his listeners tell him about this? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, UT Sun Dec 8 at 0410, gospel huxtress S9 but undermodulated; not // TOMBS frequencies. So WWRB now using 3185 instead of 3195 when on after 0200, UT Sun and maybe Mon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010-, Dec 7 at 2316, WRMI in Spanish vs a LAH = low audible heterodyne from the minus side. Brings to mind Madagascar offset, but not supposed to be on between 1500 and 0200 as per Aoki/NDXC. Don`t you believe! that Honduras or Dominican Republic exist on 5010 as shown there; they`ve been gone for years. OTOH, India is NOT listed, but has been reported sometimes; not aware of it being frequency-low. VU2JOS shows latest AIR info: ``5010 50 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Malayalam S=zone 0020-0205 1130-1745 (Irregular)`` and 2316 should also be too early for it; unless something special is going on there or in Madagascar. The two Bauta, Cuba transmitters on 5040 & 5025 could also leapfrog to 5010, but at least one of them would have to be off-frequency slightly, which does not seem to be the case now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Dec 8 from 0709, after hearing audio from 774 Spain synchros: 531, 549, 558, 567(2), 576, 585, 612, 621, 684, 693, 747, 765, 774(2), 837, 846(TP), 882, 909, 936, 999, 1089, 1107(2), 1116, 1125(2), 1134, 1152, 1179, 1215, 1413 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Dec 8 at 1330-1339 UT just at sunrise here, on the R75 with E-W LW, so no DFing but probably E Asian more than DU: 558, 594, 612, 621, 657, 693, 702, 738, 747, 756, 774, 828, 873, 972, 1017, 1035, 1044, 1053, 1098, 1206, 1566, 1575 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6919.9-AM, Dec 7 at 2311, open carrier and off instead of developing into a pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1958 UT December 8

Agenda DX 09/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Centrafrica (1958)
Radio Varna, Bulgaria (1934)
Radio Ilucàn, Perù 5621 Khz (1979)
KCBS, San Francisco 740 Khz (1921)

domenica 8 dicembre 2019

L'Italia dice "no" all'abolizione dell'ora legale. E lo fa per 3 motivi

L’Italia dice ‘no’ all’abolizione dell’ora legale. L’Unione Europea ha chiesto a tutti i Paesi membri di decidere se mantenere o meno il cambio ora solare/ora legale a partire dal 2021. Nel mese di giugno, il governo Conte I ha depositato a Bruxelles richiesta formale di mantenimento della situazione attuale. Come riporta il Corriere della Sera, sono tre i motivi che hanno spinto il nostro Paese a esprimere contrarietà all’abolizione dell’ora legale.

La prima motivazione concerne la mancanza di valutazione su vantaggi e svantaggi:

La prima, si legge nel documento, è la «mancanza di una valutazione d’impatto dalla quale si possa evincere, in modo esaustivo, il quadro dei vantaggi e degli svantaggi». Non ci sono prove scientifiche, cioè, che quei due piccoli cambiamenti di fuso orario possano davvero danneggiare l’equilibrio psico fisico.

La seconda motivazione è di ordine economico.  

La seconda perplessità è quella più importante, perché si parla di soldi: grazie all’ora legale, che per sei mesi l’anno ci consente di accendere le luci un’ora dopo, l’Italia e gli italiani risparmiano un bel gruzzoletto. Al documento depositato a Bruxelles il governo ne ha allegato un altro, preparato da Terna, il gestore dei tralicci dell’alta tensione, che quantifica questo risparmio in 100 milioni di euro l’anno.

La terza e ultima perplessità riguarda la possibilità che le differenti scelte degli Stati membri possano creare differenze di fusi orari, mettendo a rischio il corretto funzionamento del mercato comunitario.

C’è poi un terzo dubbio sulla richiesta di Bruxelles: la possibilità che le “singole scelte degli Stati membri possano creare un mosaico di fusi orari, con il rischio di non garantire il corretto funzionamento del mercato interno”. Si vorrebbe fare ordine, ma c’è il rischio di aumentare il caos. Per questo l’invito dell’Unione europea potrebbe non rispettare i “principi di proporzionalità e sussidiarietà”.

Nei prossimi mesi, Bruxelles avvierà la discussione sull’ora legale nelle sedi del Parlamento e dalla Commissione europea. I Paesi del Nord Europa si dicono contrari all’ora legale perché da loro d’estate fa buio più tardi e non hanno necessità di spostare in avanti le lancette per risparmiare sui consumi energetici. I Paesi del Sud, come l’Italia, sostengono il mantenimento del cambio ora legale/ora solare perché consente di guadagnare un’ora di luce in estate e ce ne fa recuperare un’altra nelle mattinate invernali. (HuffPost)

Media & Tech - 08/12/2019

Atlantic 2000 on the air on December 14

Atlantic 2000 will be on the air on Saturday 14th of December with 2 hours of programme:
- 09:00 to 10:00 UTC on 6070 and 7440 kHz via Channel 292, and online
- 10:00 to 11:00 UTC online only

Stream addresses are available here:
http://radioatlantic2000.free.fr

Only detailed reception reports will be confirmed by eQSL.
Reports to: atlantic2000international@gmail.com

Good listening! 

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Shortwave reception from Sofia Bulgaria December 8

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Shortwave reception from Sofia Bulgaria December 8. Videoclips can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
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AUSTRIA   Reception of Radio DARC#251 via ORS Moosbrunn on December 8:
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, good signal

CHINA   CNR-1 Jamming vs Sound of Hope Xi Wang Zhi Sheng, December 8:
till 1200 on 11580 unknown kW / unknown to EaAs Chinese, fair to good

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio Obectivo DX#858 via MBR Nauen, December 8
1000-1100 on  9610 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun, very good signal

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen on December 8
1430-1445 on 11800 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, good signal

GERMANY(non)   Tony Alamo Christian Ministries via MBR Nauen/Tashkent, December 8
1600-1700 on  6120 NAU 125 kW / 128 deg to N/ME English Sun rlg px#759, very good
1630-1730 NF  6060 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs English Sun rlg px#759, poor, ex 6040
1630-1730 on  5945 TAC 100 kW / 090 deg to CeAs English Sun rlg px#759, fair signal

JAPAN   Fair to good signal of NHK World Japan Network Radio Japan, December 8
1000-1600 on  9750.0 YAM 300 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Japanese and today NO SIGNAL
1055-1143 on  9749.8 KBD 250 kW / 286 deg to NEAf Arabic General Sce R.Kuwait!
BUT at 1143UT 9749.8 KBD 250 kW / 286 deg to NEAf Arabic GS R.Kuwait is on air

JAPAN(non)   Frequency changes of Shiokaze Sea Breeze from December 6:
1300-1400 NF  6145 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 6085 and 2nd freq.
same time NF  7245 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 7310 is as follows
1300-1330 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Wed/Fri; English Thu
1330-1400 Korean Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue; English Thu
1600-1700 NF  5955 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 6095 and 2nd freq.
same time NF  6020 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 7325 is as follows
1600-1630 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Wed/Fri; English Thu
1630-1700 Korean Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue; English Thu
Frequency changes of Furusato no Kaze via Shiokaze from December 6:
1405-1435 NF  6070 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Daily, ex 7260
1405-1435 NF  6095 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Daily, ex 7325

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman RSO in 19mb, December 8:
0957-1355 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, weak to fair

ROMANIA(non)   IRRS EGR/UNR & AWR Wavescan#562via RADIOCOM Saftica, December 8
1030-1200 on  9510 TIG 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun IRRS EGR/UNR, fair
1200-1230 on  9510 TIG 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun Wavescan#562, good
*from 1223 on 9510 SIR 500 kW / 060 deg to WeAs Pashto PARS TODAY, weak co-ch!

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, December 8:
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, very good signal

THAILAND   HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service in 31mb on December 8
1230-1300 on  9940 UDO 250 kW / 132 deg to SEAs English, weak/fair
1400-1430 on  9940 UDO 250 kW / 132 deg to SEAs English, poor&weak

USA   Frequency change of WRMI-3 Okeechobee in 49mb effective from December 6
2100-0100 NF  5800*YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm English Dly Supreme Master TV
0100-0200 NF  5800*YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm Spanish Tue-Sat RAE Argentina
0100-0200 NF  5800*YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm English Sun/Mon WRMI programs
* instead of  6060 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm to avoid on same frequency at
0100-0200 on  6060 BAU 100 kW / 010 deg to ENAm Spanish Radio Habana Cuba RHC

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 2, December 8
1300-1700 on  9840 HRI 250 kW / 025 deg to ENAm English Sun, weak/fair signal

UZBEKISTAN(non)    Reception of special broadcast of ABI / Asian Broadcasting
Institute for celebrating their 40th anniversary on Saturday December 8, 2019
1320-1325 on  7525 TAC 100 kW / 066 deg to JPN  Sunday English UNID rlg prgr,
1325-1330 on  7525 TAC 100 kW / 066 deg to JPN  Sunday open carrier/dead air,
1330-1400 on  7525 TAC 100 kW / 066 deg to JPN  Fri-Sun Jap/Chi/Kor/Eng, fair


--

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

Ascolti AM Treviso 8 dicembre

6070 8/12 1000 Radio DARC, AUT-Monsbrunn Px Dx D 45555
9610 8/12 1002 AWR Europe, Nauen Px <Obiettivo DX> It 45533
9610 8/12 1049 AWR Europe, Nauen Px <RVS Magazine> It 55555
819 8/12 1306-1334 RDE, Trieste "Px Studio DX 858" 35543

73 da N. Marabello
QTH Treviso, Italia
RX: TECSUN PL-365
Ant.: HS AM + filare 6 metri
https://acquamarina.blogspot.com

Stations heard in Reinante

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0738-0750, 06-12, Portuguese, comments. 25432.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, 0550-0606, 07-12, Spanish, comments, at 0602 news. Very weak, best on LSB. 15311.

ETHIOPIA
5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 1638-1655, 05-12, Vernacular comments, East African songs. 33433.

6110, Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 1705-1720, 05-12, Vernacular comments. 24322.

FINLAND
11689.8, Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Virrat, 0740-0755, 07-12, pop songs in English, Finish, comments. 15321.
Also 0925-0940, 07-12, pop songs in English. Strong fading. 15311.

11720, Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Virrat, 1105-1117, 07-12, songs and comments in English. Strong noise and fading. 15211. (Méndez)

GERMANY, 6070, Radio City, Rohrbach, *1100-1120, 07-12, English, id. “Radio City, the station of the cars...”, pop songs, comments. 15321.

JAPAN
6055, Radio Nikkei 1, Chiba-Nagara, 0758-0814, 07-12, songs, Japanase, comments. Very weak. 15311.

6115, Radio Nikkei 2, Chiba-Nagara, 0744-0755, 06-12, pop songs in English, Japanese, comments. 15321. 
Also 0805-0816, 07-12, pop songs in English. 15321.

MADAGASCAR, 5009.9, Radio Nasionaly Malagasy, Ambohidrano, 1715-1726, 07-12, Vernacular comments. 15321.

SUDAN
7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1631-1640, 05-12, Arabic, comments. 15321.

9505, Voice of Africa, Al Aitahab, 1715-1725, 05-12, English, id. “Voice of Africa...”, news, comments. 14321.

ZAMBIA, 5915, Zambia NBC, Radio 1, Lusaka, 1717-1728, 07-12, Vernacular comments. 25432.
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

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

Log Roberto Pavanello

  702 7/12 10.35 R. Briscola - Lenta IT MX buono
  873 5/12 22.58 R. Zaragoza - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
  990 7/12 10.40 Z100 - Milano IT MX suff.
 1017 3/12 19.20 R.N.E. R.5 - Burgos SS NX reg. Castilla y Leon buono
 1027 7/12 17.40 R. Tabriz - Farsi talk suff.
 1044 2/12 17.02 R. San Sebastian - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1107 4/12 17.30 RAI R.1 - Roma IT NX reg. Lazio insuf.
 1197 7/12 17.45 Brasov FM - Rumeno NX suff.
 1233 2/12 16.30 R. Dechovka - Predboj Ceco ID e MX buono
 1278 2/12 18.50 R. Kermanshah - Farsi talk suff.
 1476 2/12 19.00 R. Asia Network - Dubai Malayalam MX suff.
 1584 3/12 17.58 R. Gandia - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1584 3/12 18.03 RDE - Trieste IT NX suff.
 1602 2/12 08.50 R. Milano 1602 - IT MX buono
 1602 4/12 17.35 R. Cartagena - SS NX locali suff.
 1647 5/12 23.15 R. Professor Sikbock - Dutch MX suff.
 4775 7/12 23.50 R. Tarma - ID e pubblicità suff.
 4885 7/12 23.45 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP ID e MX buono
 5780 7/12 13.40 R. Harmony - EE MX buono
 5840 7/12 13.35 R. Focus Int. - EE MX suff.
 6150 7/12 13.55 R. Marabu - Tedesco MX suff.
 6205 8/12 09.35 Laser Hot Hits - EE MX buono
 6210 8/12 09.30 King SW - EE MX buono
 6285 7/12 13.30 R. 319 - EE MX buono
 6290 8/12 09.40 R. Zwarte Non - EE MX buono
 9345 7/12 14.00 FEBC - Pasig City Cinese buono
 9610 8/12 10.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
 9630 8/12 00.00 R. Aparecida - PP ID e predica buono
 9650 7/12 17.10 R. Guinee - Conakry FF MX afro buono
 9665 7/12 23.55 Voz Missionaria - Camboriu PP predica buono
 9740 7/12 14.05 Reach Beyond -Kilsyth Hindy talk buono
11540 7/12 13.45 Denge Welat - Curdo MX buono
11945 2/12 12.15 Reach Beyond - Kilsyth EE predica buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Studio DX 858 - 08/12/19

Obiettivo DX 858 - 08/12/19

Radio Kuwait General Service on wrong frequency in DRM mode, December 8

KUWAIT   Radio Kuwait General Service on wrong frequency in DRM mode, December 8:
0945-1330 NF 15529.7 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Arabic DRM, instead of 15109.7!
1000-1200 on 17760.0 KBD 250 kW / 084 deg to SEAs Filipino NOT ON AIR / DRIFTING?

--

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

Agenda DX 08/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Cochabamba, Bolivia 1000 Khz (1969)
WIW, Puerto Rico 1370 Khz (1956)
Radio Alvorada Londrina, Brasile 4865 khz (1962)
La Voz Evangelica, Honduras 4820 Khz (1960)
Super Radio Borborema, Brasile 5025 Khz (1949)
KNX, California 1070 khz (1921)

sabato 7 dicembre 2019

China Radio International via Bamako log


MALI  Now end of French txion at 22.20 UT heard S=8-9 towards CeAF / EaAF 111 degrees, heard at Perseus remotedly in Liverpool UK and at Rome Italy

13630 2000 2100 48,53    BKO  100 111  0 206 1234567 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2100 2130 48,53    BKO  100 111  0 206 1234567 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2130 2230 46,47,52 BKO  100 111  0 216 1234567 Fra  MLI CRI RTC

73 wb df5sx

Glenn Hasuser logs December 7, 2019

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated Dec 7:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

** CUBA. 5025, Dec 7 at 0715, Radio Rebelde music is overmodulated, distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba; 5040 RHC is off by now this date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Dec 7 at 1455, `Despertar con Cuba` wrapping with final propaganda headlines, S9+20 but undermodulated here; // 15140 is weaker S9+10 but fully modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13766 & weaker 13633 approx., Dec 7 at 1502, spurblobs from 13700-AM, no others heard at multiple displacements of 66-67 kHz. Better audible in AM than FM, mush in SSB. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 6220, Dec 7 at 0343 past 0409, S9 JBM maybe Arabic? Presumably the jammer against Iran International TV, which however is nowhere to be found in the 6.2s. Today`s Aoki/NDXC shows 6230 for VOIRI in Arabic at 1200-0400; and 6270 for IITV via Armenia over exactly the same timespan; without making the connexion that one is trying but failing to jam the other. Iran is upset, cracking down on IITV people inside the police state (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND. 13264-USB, Dec 7 at 1456 VP VOLMET, i.e. Shannon, scheduled 1200-1800 on here per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 7525, Dec 7 at 1325 VP carrier, 1329 beeps, 1330 music JBA. This would be the publicized special 40th anniversary broadcast of the Asian Broadcasting Institute, site not specified but believed to be UZBEKISTAN. An auspicious date --- no, not *that* one. I hardly expected to hear this any better without a remote. It`s airing thrice, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Ron Howard recorded the first one, including a greeting in English from American Forces Network, Taiwan --- not mentioning ABI and probably generic out of the archives. Show is mainly in Japanese, anyway. ABI is a grandiose name for a DX club, which I think back in the day did carry out useful research (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. Ron Howard clarifies my last report:

``Hi Glenn, A few minor points, regarding your nice survey of Korean stations: 1) Frequencies listed would be "Surveying Echo of Hope - VOH and Voice of the People." 2) 4557 is neither VOH nor VOP? Ron California``

4557 was a Voice of the People frequency for many years, as in WRTH 2014 which I have at hand, but has been gone for some time while the jammer persists just in case (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 13270-USB, Dec 7 at 1457, ``Sondrestrom --- no report received``, says the same guy who worx for Trenton Military, where NRRs are often replete, but this is Gander VOLMET. That`s the US base on the SW coast of Greenland just north of Nuuk, tropical compared to Thule. Gander still scheduled at hours plus :20-30 and :50-60, rest of the time off in deference to defunct New York Radio. Gander might as well expand to continuous, except that would triple its power consumption (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 5995.095, Dec 7 at 0337, JBA carrier way off-frequency. Of course! It`s the Al-Dhabbiya site, scheduled this hour only with BBC Arabic, which apparently are not embarrassed to be associated with such incompetence. 

BTW, there is no entry for UAE at all on page 496 of WRTH 2019 in the International department, where there should be at least for info about the relay station. Is there in the 2020? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2011 monitoring: barely confirmed Saturday December 7 at 1326 the secret 1300 airing on WRMI 15770, VP here but hopefully much better NE of Okee toward Europe. Next:

2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW 6160v?
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 5950, Dec 7 at 0712, dead air from WRMI during an SMTV block, 0100-0800 per Aoki/NDXC. Which also claims WORLD OF RADIO is on 5950 at 0830-0900 Sundays --- I am never awake to check this myself, but I think this has been gone for months replaced by Alameda Bible Fellowship as on WRMI skedgrid --- but which also continues to show WOR Wed at 1030 on 5950 System F programming; yet frequency sked above shows another SMTV hour, presumably daily. Wouldn`t it be great if everyone got their skeds updated/corrected to mesh with reality? If anyone really hear WOR at this zzz time either, please let me know (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, Dec 7 at 0330, no signal from WRNO, one of our most unreliable stations: but nothing of interest anyway, just gospel-huxtering. Remember when they used to throw in newscasts from DW? Just think: the original WRNO pioneered WORLD OF RADIO on SW, and even rock music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, Dec 7 at 0704 UT, dead air from KFAB Omaha for at least a minute; 0705 comes to life with KFAB Weather-Watch. I hasten to null open carrier and try for WBT or anything else, but nothing IDable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13653.6-USB approx., Dec 7 at 1459, 2-way INTRUDERS in colloquial Spanish; one with engine noise addresses the other as ``capitán``.

13751-USB, Dec 7 at 1503, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS with good signals, one with engine noise; no swearing immediately heard (Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1837 UT December 7

Checked the Koreans and and some non-around, 07.33 - 11.27 UT on Dec 7 at remote SDR rxs in Hiroshima, Gifu and north of Tokyo Japan

KOREA REP of /  D.P.R.  
Checked the Koreans and and some non-around, 07.33 - 11.27 UT and at
16.50 UT, on Dec 7;
at remote SDR rxs in Hiroshima, Gifu and north of Tokyo Japan:

2850even KRE  KCBS Pyongyang S=9+30dB, 07.33 UT, 10.6 kHz wideband audio.
         Checked on remote Hiroshima SDR rx this Dec 7.
3219.921 much odd fq of KCBS Hamnung site, \\ 2850 kHz nice mx,
         choir performance, S=9+15dB in Japan. 07.35 UT on Dec 7th.
3260 kHz UNIDENTIFIED  S=7 txion, distorted audio, not spurious, rather
         hx, but nothing received so far on mediumwave 1630 kHz, 07.38 UT
3319.995 KRE  Pyongyang BS Korean, S=9+25dB powerhouse at 07.43 UT,
         16 kHz wideband audio signal. nice light mx / singer program.
3325even UNIDentified JBA threshold level signal at 10.00 UT on Dec 7,
         S=4-5 poor, no trace of any content item.
3359.931 USUAL UNKNOWN  UTE ? program ? S=4-5 at 10.05 UT.

3449.987 and stronger 3449.962 kHz, two spurs of nearby 3475 kHz:
3474.988 KOR  ex3485 kHz Voice of People from Kyonggi-do at 10.10 UT
         20 kHz broad wideband signal, S=9+25dB,  but
3474.995 KOR  Voice of People from Kyonggi-do at 15.41 UT and
         underneath poor bubble-ditter sound jamming heard.

3560 kHz No DRM mode data block seen from Kujang - KRE at 10.11 UT.

3904.965 KOR  ex 3915  VoP Korean program from Kyonggi-do site,
         and KRE ditter-bubble jammer underneath, 20 kHz wide signal
         S=9+30 powerhouse at 10.16 UT on Dec 7.
3925even JPN  R Nikkei 1, Jpn at S=9 strength, 10.20 UT.
3930     KOR  VoP Korean from Kyonggi-do site poor underneath at 10.22 UT,
         super strong scratch audio sound signal jamming S=9+20dB
         ahead from KRE. 11 kHz wide jamming signal today Dec 7.

Nothing heard on empty channel 3945 kHz today Dec 7.

3985.013 KOR  EoH Korean px, S=9+35dB powerhouse at 10.26 UT,
         POOR JAMM NOISE SIGNAL UNDERNEATH.
3990.003 CHN  PBS Gannan, Xinjiang, Hezuo Gansu site, Tibetan? program
         S=6-7 at 10.28 UT.

4450even KOR  VoP program heard at S=9+40dB powerful at 10.31 UT,
and co-channel
4449.974 kHz  KRE 10.32 UT, similar S=9+25dB sirene jammer from D.P.R.
         up to 50 kHz wide. and FOLLOWING similar jamming on
4557even KRE  S=9+40dB powerhouse jammer at 10.35 UT on Dec 7,
         BUT AGAINST WHOM ?  NO South Korean program on air !
4749.990 CHN  CNR1 Hailar, Chinese, S=7-8 fair at 10.36 UT on Dec 7.
         Hiroshima Japan remote SDR rx.

5995.028 KOR  EoH/VoP px at S=9+5dB level, scratch sound noise jamming,
         from KRE latter NOT STRONG  at 10.41 UT on Dec 7.
6015even KRE  power of S=9+10dB jamming, nothing of KBS Hwaseong KOR
         programs noted at 10.44 UT. 10 kHz wideband jamming block.
6030 kHz CHN  10 kHz wideband DRM mode Beijing block visible, 10.45 UT.
6044.978 KRE  ONLY KRE JAMMING here, S=9+10dB, 10 kHz wideband signal,
         not heard of VoFreedom KOR station px. 10.46 UT.
6070even KRE  VoKorea Kanggye site, Japanese sce, not strong 10.47 UT.
6100even KRE  KCBS Pyongyang, only S=8 strength in nearby Hiroshima-JPN.
         At 10.51 UT on Dec 7.
6169.984 KRE  VoKorea / KCBS Korean program S=9+15dB in Hiroshima JPN,
         10.52 UT from Kujang site. Shrill audio Army ladies chorus px
6185even KRE  VoKorea French sce program S=9+20dB in Hiroshima JPN,
         11.10 UT from Kujang site.
6249.997 KRE   NOT STRONG  KRE jamming at S=8-9 at 11.11 UT on Dec 7.
         KOR   EoH/VoP program underneath in remote SDR rx
         in Hiroshima JPN.
6350.003 KOR/KRE  both S=9+20dB equal signal level. 11.13 UT on Dec 7.
         12 kHz wideband audio signal.
6400.005 KRE  PBS Pyongyang BS, S=9 only at 11.15 UT. But also jamming
         intermodulation mix up on D.P.R. site from their jamming
         activities on other channels in the bands against South KOR.
6519.970 KOR/KRE VoP and severe JAMMING from KRE at 11.19 UT on Dec 7.
6599.993 KOR/KRE ex6595 kHz, VoP, and KRE jamming of both S=7-8 equal
         signal level. Noted in Tokyo JPN remote SDR rx at 16.50 UT.
7220.005 KRE  Voice of Korea in Chinese from Kujang, 11.00-11.57 UT
         S=9+15dB at 11.22 UT on Dec 7.
7579.994 KRE  Voice of Korea in Japanese ? from Kujang, 11.24 UT S=8
9099.993 KOR  EoH/VoH from Seoul, S=5 poor signal in skip zone
         at 11.28 UT on Dec 7.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)