martedì 31 dicembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs December 31, 2019

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 6024.96v, a reminder to check for Radio Illimani, New Year`s Eve, as it was believed to be the carrier active Xmas Eve, but which I have neglected to seek interimly. Also anything else unusual, especially on tropical bands such as temporary reactivations or late extensions. Webcast ``DXers`` may also be following the sweep of 2020y across the globe from timezone to timezone. On SW, we traditionally find Spain a good one to hear celebrating live before and after 2300 UT, on 9690 et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 223 kHz, Dec 31 at 0703 UT, ND beacon YYW and dash, 1000 watts from Armstrong, Ontario.

406 kHz, Dec 31 at 0707 UT, ND beacon YLJ and dash, 40 watts from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Dec 31 at 0658, RHC English best here, also weaker 6145, but 6100 cuts off at 0700, leaving undermodulated 6145; while 5040 was still on but in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13768 & 13632 approx., Dec 31 at 1532, spurblobs from RHC 13700, with F# tone audible only in FM mode = about 370 Hz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 7515, Dec 31 at 1614, songs on VP S5-S7 signal. Aoki/NDXC shows the only 7515 ever is Living Water Ministry, in Korean, 1515-1615 on Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri via Agaña; same hour other days of week is some other KTWR in Korean on 7510 instead; why? 

BTW there are multiple linx to SW schedule sources including NDXC on the WOR homepage; look for B19:
http://www.worldofradio.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 7220, Tue Dec 31 at 0650, two stations mixing, choral music and tonal talk, African? 0654 one is reciting the VOK schedule in English, or part of it. Per Aoki the other would be DW in Hausa via SAO TOME. China`s CNR2 via Golmud also listed at this hour, but never on Wednesday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13835-13840-13845, UT Dec 31 at 1935, S9+10 DRM noise way stronger than JBA 13845-AM WWCR. RNZ Pacific scheduled 1851-1958, its only daily DRM, the preceding ones taking Saturdays off. This future broadcast from another decade, another year, another day. Too bad that in such a vacant band two signals must clash so adjacently, even tho they be for different targets from different hemispheres. News in Tongan is coming up at 1940, where probably not a single listener tune it direct, rather from AM/FM relays of this feeder; altho not shown at this specific time in WRTH 2020, page 390. Transmission starts with news in Niuean, otherwise various forms of news in English, which DRM enthusiasts beyond may well audition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Dec 31 at 0303, Station YHWH is on again with Yahweh stuff, going thru its 10 Commandments, S9 peaks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Dec 31 at 1533, K6FRC HIFER beacon JBA in the clear, since the Cuban 13700 spurblobs are first-order only to 13632, not second-order double that which would have landed around 13564; whew (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2038 UT December 31, 2019. HNY!

Media & Tech - 31/12/2019

Shortwave reception from Sofia December 28-31

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Shortwave reception from Sofia December 28-31. Videos can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
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AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC#254 via Moosbrunn on December 29
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, good signal

GERMANY   Missionswerk Friedensstimme MWF via MBR Nauen on December 28
1600-1628 on  6060 NAU 250 kW / 080 deg to EaEu Russian Sat, very good

GERMANY(non)   Reception of HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Nauen, December 28:
1529-1629 on  9500 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Russian/Chechen Sat, very good

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting BVB via MBR Nauen on December 28
Bible Voice Broadcasting BVB
1630-1700 on 11875 NAU 100 kW / 145 deg to CeAf Nuer Daily, very good signal
Voice of Eritrean Lowland League
1700-1730 on 11875 ISS 100 kW / 123 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat - AGAIN NO SIGNAL

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio Obectivo DX#857 via MBR Nauen, December 29
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, December 29
1430-1445 on 11800 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, very good

GREECE   Unscheduled broadcast of Voice of Greece on December 30:
1600&1900 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3, weak.
On air early today, instead 1900UTC in Winter & 1800UTC in Summer

INDIA   Fair signal of AIR Vividh Bharati, December 31
1245-1740 on  9865 BGL 500 kW / 038 deg to SoAs Hindi

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman RSO in 19mb, December 29
1000-1400 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, fair to good

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman RSO in 19mb, December 31
1000-1400 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, good signal:

ROMANIA(non)   IRRS EGR/UNR and AWR Wavescan#565 via RADIOCOM Satica on December 29
1030-1200 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun IRRS EGR/UNR, fair/good
1200-1230 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun Wavescan#565, fair/good

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaa via SPL Secretbrod, December 28
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afar Oromo Sat, good signal:

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, December 29
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, very good signal

TAJIKISTAN   Weak signal of Voice of Tajik, December 30
1302-1402 on  7245 DB  100 kW / non-dir to CeAs English

USA   Reception of OCB Radio Marti in 25mb via Greenville on December 30:
1300-2200 on 11930 GB  250 kW / 184 deg to Cuba Spanish, fair/good signal
1400-2200 on 11860*GB  250 kW / 183 deg to Cuba Spanish, weak/fair signal
* co-ch same 11860 JED or RIY / unknown to N/ME Arabic Rep.of Yemen Radio

UTILITY   Shannon Volmet & Military One, December 30
from 1159 on  8957 USB in English Shannon Volmet
from 1245 on 11253 USB in English Military One

UTILITY   Samara Meteo & Rostov Meteo, December 30
from 1215 on  8888 USB in Russian Samara Meteo
from 1225 on  8839 USB in Russian Rostov Meteo


--

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

QSL Skyline Radio Germany

GERMANY, 6160, Skyline Radio Germany, Winsen, special Christmas transmission, 26th December, received eQSL in four days. Reception report sent to: skylineradiogermany@web.de



Manuel Méndez 
Lugo, Spain

New Year Special broadcasts by All India Radio

To usher in the New Year 2020, most stations of All India Radio will have special extended broadcasts on MW/SW/FM till past midnight today ie 1830 UTC (instead of signing off earlier). 

New Year wishes to all members of DX India!  

-- 

Yours sincerely,
Jose Jacob  & Alokesh Gupta

Glenn Hauser logs December 29-30-31, 2019

** ALGERIA [non]. 7375, Mon Dec 30 at 1925-1949, since I have UTwente SDR running for WOR 7290 check a few minutes earlier, I set up to record this frequency and listen later. That`s because a very recent TDF schedule obtained by Gaétan Teyssonneau for the WOR iogroup, https://www.tdf.fr/sites/default/files/TDF%20Short%20Waves%20B19%20transmission%20schedule%20-%20November%202019_0.pdf prompted this reply from me:

``I do look for English language broadcasts; besides NHK at 05 on 7410 there is one other, surprisingly:
TDA 18:00 19:00 47, 46E Arabic  ISS 7375 41 7123456
TDA 19:00 20:00 47, 46E English ISS 7375 41 7123456

Algerian relay in English? I don`t think so!

This led me to look for any English from Algeria. The International network on FM has a few scattered English segments, but mostly in French and Arabic. Day-by-day schedules, presumably in local UT+1: http://www.radioalgerie.dz/rai/fr/grille

Some of the program titles are in English; some ambiguous; and some in French about English! 20:30-20:41 Sunday, `Magazine Anglais` --- that would put it in the 19-20 UT hour labeled by TDF as English; maybe worth checking just in case this get shortwaved. Also on Monday, so maybe daily tho I have not checked all seven. Glenn``

Further, as Ivo Ivanov points out, that sked is incomplete, lacking three broadcasters brokered by RMI for Issoudun transmission.

So what do I hear on 7375? Big signal from RRI in Romanian, way atop Algeria, at first Qur`aning, and then I simply can`t tell whether buried talk be in English, but I doubt it. Also with some lite RTTY QRM which if I were at controls might have eliminated.

Quite a collision, likely elsewhere in Eurafrica. RRI is 300 kW, 285 degrees from Galbeni for France at 1800-2100; TDA is 155 degrees out of France for the Sahel just beyond outback Algeria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, Dec 30 at 2132 and still 2200+, NO signal from WRMI-10 which supposedly start at 2100 with SMTV. This bodes ill for the RAE Spanish relay supposed to be on same at 0100. Still off at 0035 Dec 31, nor on briefly tested previously 9425 nor on 6060 which now is occupied by RHC NLT 0000. And yes, still nil at 0100. We should still be able to hear RAE in English at 0200-0230 on 9395, followed by another ex-SWBC station on its own, Radio Tirana, Albania.

The January issue of El Dial (e) from Spain features a long article by Martín Butera lamenting the ``decadence`` of RAE, at the mercy of political winds, unable even under the enlightened new leadership of Adrian Korol, who has SW credentials, to get a new SW transmitter of its own. And fears that Korol`s term is about over with the latest changes in Argentine leadership. 

Butera acknowledges the WRMI relays in Spanish and English, both with outdated info, but seems unaware of all the other languages getting on SW, and downplays the WRMI relays as dependent on the generosity of Jeff White. The article is profusely illustrated with photos, of equipment, not people. I have quoted a fraxion of the text (in Spanish) in the WOR iogroup (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [and non]. Last time I was wondering what kind of doctor that DXer Arnaldo Slaen be, as titled in `La Rosa de Tokio` publicity. Horacio Nigro G., Uruguay, promptly replied, he`s a lawyer. That`s interesting; maybe different in South America, but in the North, altho many lawyers may have J.D. degrees, they rarely call themselves Drs., except maybe in academic settings; thus avoiding the ambiguity of that honorific (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sun Dec 29 at 2356, Arnie Coro lickety-split with propagation comments in Spanish, about to conclude `En Contacto`, must have started circa 2345; squealy frequency yet the only one audible, unlike on 9 or 11 MHz bands; 6060 is on by 2357 but open carrier only; 2359 current frequency announcement is woefully incomplete/incorrect in typical Soviet-style disorder: 11670, 11700, 11950, 9640, 6000 and FM. Misses the two I am really hearing! And 11950/6000 during this hour only, as I keep having to point out, are weekdays only and with separate programming, the `Mesa Redonda` TV audio simulcast. I check again the 9s and 11s to find JBA carriers at best so maybe they be on but propped out. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040 & 6060 & 6145, UT Mon Dec 30 at 0726 are tonight`s three English frequencies still on the air for last playback of mailbag; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13630 & 13770, Dec 30 at 1530, JBA spurs out of 13700, because the fundamental is only S7-S9, even weaker than 13710v Sa`udi Qur`aning. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370 good, 15140 JBM, 11880 VG, Dec 30 at 2107, all three RHCs are in Brazuguese and synchronized; despite as in EiBi, 11880 supposed to be in Arabic, 15140 in Spanish! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 5970, Dec 30 circa 1300, NO signal from WEWN which is supposed to be on here until 1400; nor was it heard much earlier in the UT night; instead, two stations in Chinese, i.e. RTI at 12-14 and CNR1 jamming which Aoki/NDXC says comes from Urumqi site (land of ChiCom brainwashing Uyghurs). This could also be a problem for PBS Gannan on 5970 in Chinese and Tibetan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** HAWAII. Re my plan to hear a delayed broadcast of The Magic Flute on the Metropolitan Opera via KHPR-2 webcast from 0100 UT Sunday Dec 29 as scheduled --- I bring it up early at 0048, and it`s already on! I was going by KHPR skedgrid, which has Met lined up with 3 pm HST. But there is a blank space above it and maybe the Met was `centered` an hour later than its real start at 2 pm? = 00 UT instead of 01. Anyhow, it`s lofi and mono so I would not want to listen to it here anyway. Well before 0200, KHPR has moved on to other classical music, so Met may have started even before 0000. I might have had another chance Sunday afternoon from two Alaskan stations. Maybe try them next time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 29 at 2354, I tune in just in time to hear the R. Chaski carrier under Cuban jamming cut off, at 2354:22*, 18 seconds earlier that last check Dec 21 until 2354:40*, so averaging 2.25 seconds earlier per noctem, 18 divided by 8. Or long term since first check in latest cycle, Nov 26 until 2355:27.5*, 65.5 seconds earlier over 33 days = average 1.985 seconds slippage per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7345, Dec 30 at 0718, RRI mailbag in German reading letters at some length; 307 degree beam from Ziganeschti also serves North America beyond. Spelling it fonetikaly into German raises the question whether the name be related to Gypsies, or rather Roma. Say, could that name be linked to Romania? Altho hardly Latinate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ALGERIA [non]

** TAIWAN. 9530, Dec 30 at 1308 past 1323, open carrier of S9-S6, stronger than adjacent 9535 Cuba, weaker than 9570 China via Cuba. Aoki/NDXC shows only Nippon no Kaze, Korean via Paochung, Taiwan site during this semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 395 kHz, Dec 30 at 1241 UT, ND beacon CA, which is 25 watts in Newton - Harvs, Kansas; mixing with ULS, also 25 watts, from Ulysses KS; they are 221 miles apart, maybe enough considering the power.

420 kHz, Dec 30 at 1244 UT, ND beacon FQ, which is 25 watts in Fairmont, Minnesota. I was tuned to 418-USB.

BTW, on the LW/MW band, USA NDBs range from 198 to 429 kHz; Canadians 195 to 414; so any heard higher in the 400s would have to be from further worldparts (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2014 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
Dec 29 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, S8-S9 with a slight het from 7780.5.

Also confirmed UT Monday Dec 30 at 0130 on WRMI 7780 after Bob Zanotti tries to get his name in edgewise, S6-S9 with some deep fades here, but good a few minutes later at UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Monday Dec 30 at 0230 on WRMIs, 7780 good and 9395 fair, both checked via UTwente only. Richard Langley, NB says of all three 7780 airings, ``(no words cut off nor overridden this week)``.

Also confirmed UT Monday Dec 30 at 0230 on WRN webcast, correct edition 2014 after two weeks of replaying 2011.

Also confirmed UT Monday Dec 30 from 0400 on Area 51 webcast, still overmodulated; and at 0428 check via WBCQ 5130, S9 but noisy and not ending until 0430:21 as if it were a sesquimnute longer than originally; not sure why as internet delay should not be that much. Or maybe I had paused Winamp at some point? Did not expect pause to funxion on Winamp like Realplayer used to, but maybe it does.

Also confirmed UT Monday Dec 30 at 0430 on WRMI, JBA on very weak signal under Cuban pulse jamming; OK on webcast.

Also confirmed Monday Dec 30 at 1901 on IRRS, 7290 via Romania(?) good into UTwente SDR but considerably weaker than usual; came on just in time for Aïda, sign-on, a few news headlines, and WOR from the beginning. 

Also confirmed UT Tuesday Dec 31 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair; and via UTwente SDR, good. Next:

0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
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), Dec 29 at 2330, after `UBMP` on WBCQ webcast (which memorializes ancient 7415 frequency in its URL), dead air, presumably for the remaining semihour until `Le Show` like happened last week; surely there should be fill music at least; or say, I have a handy avialble program --- but I understand that some new show is planned in this slot. 7490 itself is too weak to be sure that its air also be dead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Dec 30 circa 1300, no signal from WEWN Spanish; was also missing much earlier in the UT night. Instead hearing Chinese2 here, see EAST TURKISTAN. WEWN day frequencies 12050 and in English afternoons 15610 do seem to be on tho poorly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, Dec 30 at 2029 UT, Mexmx and ``La Ranchera`` slogan, at first dominant then fading; no doubt KZMP University Park TX = The Metroplex, format replacing ESPN Deportes 3+ months ago. 1480 Vietnamese already dominating Wichita too as DFW skywave well in 3 hours before sunset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0141 UT December 31

Agenda DX 31/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
WABC, Gran Bretagna 990-1017 Khz (1990)
Eleven Seventy, Gran Bretagna 1170 Khz (1993)
La Voz del Cinaruco, Colombia 4865 Khz (1968)
BBC Radio Solent 999 Khz (1970)

lunedì 30 dicembre 2019

Media & Tech - 30/12/2019

Propagation outlook from Boulder

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:Issued: 2019 Dec 30 0435 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
23 - 29 December 2019

Solar activity was very low. New Region 2753 (S29, L=122, class/area
Bxo/010 on 25 Dec) developed on the visible disk on late on 23
December while Region 2754 (N25, L=191, class/area Axx/010 on 25
Dec) developed on 24 Dec. Both regions were inactive and decayed to
plage on 26 Dec. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed during the
period.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
normal levels on 27-29 Dec and reached moderate levels on 23-26 Dec.
The maximum flux of the period was 462 pfu observed at 25/1810 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to unsettled levels. A
slight enhancement in solar wind parameters occurred beginning late
on 25 Dec as a weak negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream
(CH HSS) became geoeffective. Total field increased to a maximum of
9 nT at 25/1920 UTC while solar wind speed reached a maximum of 415
km/s at 26/1435 UTC. The geomagnetic field responded with an
isolated unsettled period early on 26 Dec.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
30 December - 25 January 2020

Solar activity is expected to continue at very low levels.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to be at normal levels on 06-14 and 23-25 Jan while
moderate levels are expected on 30 Dec-05 Jan and 15-22 Jan.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach unsettled levels on
30 Dec-01 Jan due to weak CH HSS activity. Unsettled to active
levels are expected on 14-15 Jan due to recurrent CH HSS activity.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2019 Dec 30 0435 UTC
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#                Issued 2019-12-30
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Dec 30      72           8          3
2019 Dec 31      72           8          3
2020 Jan 01      71           8          3
2020 Jan 02      71           5          2
2020 Jan 03      70           5          2
2020 Jan 04      70           5          2
2020 Jan 05      70           5          2
2020 Jan 06      70           5          2
2020 Jan 07      70           5          2
2020 Jan 08      70           5          2
2020 Jan 09      70           5          2
2020 Jan 10      70           5          2
2020 Jan 11      70           5          2
2020 Jan 12      72           5          2
2020 Jan 13      72           5          2
2020 Jan 14      72          12          4
2020 Jan 15      72          12          4
2020 Jan 16      72           5          2
2020 Jan 17      72           5          2
2020 Jan 18      72           5          2
2020 Jan 19      72           5          2
2020 Jan 20      72           5          2
2020 Jan 21      72           5          2
2020 Jan 22      72           5          2
2020 Jan 23      72           5          2
2020 Jan 24      72           5          2
2020 Jan 25      72           5          2
(SWPC via DXLD)

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Agenda DX 30/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
China National Radio (1940)
WAVG, Kentucky 970 Khz (1933)

domenica 29 dicembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs December 28-29, 2019

** ARGENTINA [non]. 7780, UT Sun Dec 29 at 0101, WRMI opening `La Rosa de Tokio` from Argentina with credit to Dr. Arnaldo Slaen. Usually he`s known without the Dr and I wonder what kind he is, medical? With some notable exceptions, a number of DXers with doctorates do not identify themselves as such in our field (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, UT Sun Dec 29 at 0115, CFRX interview Jim ---, NY Times TV critic about ``breaking news`` constantly on cable networx. Later break IDs show as `Viewpoint`. But CFRB 1010 schedule at https://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows shows Sat at 8+ pm EST is supposed to be `Ask the Experts` with `Viewpoints` not until midnight = 05 UT Sunday. So much for that. I was recalling CFRX used to have a media program around this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Dec 29 at 0132, RHC in Brazuguese with squeal. This semihour is supposed to be in French with squeal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 29 at 0132, RHC English is suptorted as often on this transmitter. Still so at 0710 check when not only is it still on, but so are 6100 & 6145 which are merely undermodulated, but no 5040. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Wolfgang Büschel was also monitoring via remotes even later, surprised that 6100 & 6145 were still on; 0759 both announced the upcoming Sunday-only Esperanto and 0800 started to carry that, but 6100 cut off incomplete at 0809:20* and 6145 at 0817:30*. Io ĉiam estas malĝusta ĉe Radio Habana Kubo (BTW, unlike Wolfie who strips all accents off his posts, whatever the language, I try to maintain them: if your display has lost them, there are circumflexes over c and g in the above)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13634 & 13766, weaker 13831 approx., Dec 29 at 1541, FM/AM spurblobs out of 13700-AM, this time about 66 kHz apart. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2014 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday December 29 at 0450 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Missouri, 21 minutes in so started circa 0429; VG S9+20/30; lots of CW below 1860 must be a contest, but not bothering us. 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 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
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. 9350, Sat Dec 28 from 2100, `Encore` classical music on WWCR, excellent signal. But around 2136 I am noticing some slight QRM, weak talk modulation; during quiet music passage sounds like a commercial for eggs benedict at Southern Highlands. Could it be intermodulation from another WWCR transmitter or its 50 kW AM at same site, WNQM 1300? Or something local here? With extremely strong SW signals, our local AMs KGWA or KCRC might interact. But is still there with R75 ATT switched on and Preamps switched off. But then I notice that the QRM stops during Brice`s announcements, heard only while music plays. That implies it might be on his original recording, but the American-accented commercial content is hardly likely to be getting into his recording from a nearby transmitter in Scotland. I have not checked whether this also happen on the WWCR webcast. We`ll have another chance to check if it`s there on the WBCQ repeat after 0100 UT Monday on 7490+v, when that signal will surely not be strong enough here to discern it, but try that webcast which we hope by then will no longer be overmodulated.

9350, Sat Dec 28 after 2200, sounds like an unscheduled `Ask WWCR` with the two guys discussing reception results for the VORW Xmas special on various frequencies. But keeps going after 2215 -- they plug for live contacts if being heard after 23 UT Fri Dec 27, so this is a playback of an unscheduled special, also trying to get monetary donations to keep WWCR going. 

This is a relatively recent development which must mean business is bad --- a very commercial station begging for direct listener support. WTWW has started doing this too! Finally break for some country music at 2220; maybe this be considered a WW Country Radio hour? One project WWCR needs $$ for is replacing sound cards --- i.e. the defective squeal on WWCR-1, so they must finally be aware of that. BTW, I was looking at the photo gallery on WWCR website; still linx to ex-staffers such as overthrown Adam Lock and George McClintock, but they lead nowhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Dec 29 at 0058, WTWW-2 not on yet; usually already running ham radio stuff. Is on by 0128 recheck, S9+20, just in time for ID and `theater organ music from our brand-new studio in Illinois`, more for Xmas even tho it`s too late now; enjoy the 15 & 30 cycle [Hz] tones with headphones on SW, but I am soon switching to webcast where that`s more likely and in $tereo too. No formal opening to show; Bob Heil never mentions his name or the Ozarx (but I will continue to spell it thus whenever I get a chance). Wraps up at 0200 sharp again without any formal closing or program title. Redesigned WTWW website still claims `Theater Organ from the Ozarks` [sic] is at 8 pm Saturdays on the homepage; 6:30 pm Central Saturdays, on the programming page; wrong, wrong! Now at 0200 UT I note that 5830 WTWW-1 SFAW PPPP is back on the air too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1959 UT December 29

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Log da Malta

10.00 utc obiettivo dx 9610 khz 54554
15.00 utc from the isle music 9400 khz 53553
15.00 utc radio Romania ita 5955 khz 54554
15.00 utc voce della turchia 6185 khz 54554 disturbata da 6180 khz e 6165 khz
15.30 utc awr wavescan 6155 khz 53553

Rilevazione usando Degen DE1103 e zenith royal d7000y trans oceanic sole antenne a stilo.
Tempo molto instabile a Malta, pessima ricezione.

Colgo l'occasione per augurare buon anno a tutti .

Adrian Micallef , Malta

QSL Die Andenstimme


QSL Atlantic 2000


Ascolti AM Sicilia Nordest 29/12

Ricambio auguri di fine anno in salute, pace e serenità.

Ecco i seguenti ascolti AM del 29 dicembre:

9610 29/12 1003 AWR Europe, Nauen Px <Obiettivo DX> It 55555

73 da N. Marabello
QTH Messina, Sicilia (IT)
RX: TECSUN PL-365
Ant.: filare 6 metri

https://acquamarina.blogspot.com

Obiettivo DX 861 - 29/12/19

Studio DX 861 - 29/12/19

Cuba observations

Sunday Dec 29 from 07.45 UT

CUBA  5025even R Rebelde from Bauta center noted in NJ and Edmonton at 07.45 UT, S=9+20dB, 11.2 kHz wideband audio block.

6100even  RHC Bauta powerhouse mx at 07.50 UT on Dec 29. S=9+30dB to California / Vancouver target azimuth. N o t  the only 49 mband outlet this Sunday morning English service, also \\ 6145 kHz from Bauta in use, surprise, surprise.

6145even  RHC English also from Bauta site, S=9+20dB at Chicago 340degr azimuth outlet. 20.8 kHz wideband audio block. Better broader modulation visible also on screen than 6100 kHz.

At 07.59:10 UT Esperanto Sunday special annmt on both channels.

At 08.09:20 UT the 6100 kHz Bauta  OFF AIR CUT - now.

Remains on 6145even kHz, noted in Edmonton Alberta S=9+20dB -58dBm.

At 08.17:30 UT the other 6145 kHz switched also OFF AIR. Cut off midst on the Esperanto program procedure.

Surprise, surprise on RadioCuba facilities.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 29)

Glenn Hauser logs December 28, 2019

** ALBANIA. I haven`t monitored intensively, but am wondering if the CRI Cërrik relay station be off the air completely? Still missing Dec 28 from 6020 & 9570 in our evenings. If still heard on any earlier scheduled frequencies, can we be sure they be not from some other site substituting? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 340 kHz, Dec 28 at 0515 UT, dash and YY, ND beacon of only two letters; 500 watts from Mont Joli, Quebec.

258 kHz, Dec 28 at 0753 UT, ND beacon ZSJ; difficult copy vs lightning crashes from approaching winter storm, at first not sure whether ZIJ. But this is 1000 watts from Sandy Lake, Ontario. Must have been a dash too, but unnoted as I was offdozing. DXinfocentre.com shows this the only NAm beacon on 258 ---- and none at all on 259, a wide-open frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 28 at 0456, RHC English suptorted; wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 28 at 0528, RHC Spanish with a frequency announcement: something on 25m, 9535, 5040 and FM --- missing the very frequency I am hearing! What do they know? Something`s always wrong at RHC. Except for Esperanto, I think the other languages, certainly English, do not even attempt to announce times or frequencies, so they cannot be *wrong*! Spanish should consider the same, or better yet, get everything coördinated and accurately announced. That`ll be the day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13839, 13769, 13630, 13561 approx., Dec 28 at 1522, FM/AM spurblobs from RHC 13700 at roughly 69.5 kHz intervals. Currently these are erupting just about every morning. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. 6050, Sat Dec 28 at 0450, very poor signal S4-S7, HCJB must still be on? M&W maybe German, 0453 music. 0500 no timesignal, but Musikwechsel, now a little better and pretty sure talk is German intonation, still at 0518 but off by 0530 (when ELWA is supposed to be starting). From more than a month ago:

``Ecuador - Radio HCJB Quito once again broadcasts a Saturday only programme for the German speaking DX community. After some changes, it was heard on 23 November 2019 at 0400-0430 h UTC on 6050 kHz (ex 0300-0330 and 0330-0400 h). The time was confirmed by Horst Rosiak in Quito. He also decided to drop the second broadcast because after 0430 h reception of the tiny 6050 kHz signal would be overpowered by AWR French on nearby 6045 kHz. The DX programme is not listed in their official schedule https://andenstimme.org/wp-content/uploads/Horario6050.pdf (dated 20 November 2019). (Dr. Hansjoerg Biener 24 November 2019)``

Aoki/NDXC now shows no German but Spanish and indigenous languages until 0500; on 6050, nothing else but Tibet from 0400 = midday there; Malaysia from 0500, also midday and surely inactive. EiBi shows no German from HCJB either, and not after 0400.

HjB replies: ``Ecuador - I did not check the Saturday only German DX programme from Radio HCJB Quito, but your observation is probably correct. From 7 December 2019 the following schedule should have gone into effect: 0400-0430 and 0500-0530 h UT: 6050 kHz (Pichincha 1 kW) Saturdays only. Unfortunately, on 7 December 2019, the internet feed to Mt. Pichincha was down. So, the regular FM service of Radio HCJB was automatically relayed instead (Dr Hansjoerg Biener 28 December 2019)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII [and non]. 90.1, Sat Dec 28 from 1800 UT I miss via KUCO the first hour+ of this week`w live MetOpera broadcast of Mozart`s ``Magic Flute``, abridged version under 2 hours, in English suitable for all ages. All Conterminous US affiliates must(?) broadcast Met live, so will there be no chance for a playback? Publicradiofan.com shows later airings in AK & HI tnx to their timezone differences, including KHPR, Hawaii PR Sat from 2300 UT. Always check each station`s own info for confirmation; in fact it`s the HPR-2 stream now scheduled at 3 pm local = 0100 UT Sunday, which is when I plan to pick it up again.

Next week, Sat Jan 4, `Der Rosenkavalier` by R Strauss, a long one which will have to start an hour early at 1700 UT at least on the live network (I object to these shifts: let them run late if necessary rather than start early) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 17880, Dec 28 at 1608, VP S5-S7 in Arabic, which is CRI via Bamako this hour only, at 20 degree azimuth which couldn`t be worse for us, aimed at N African coast; yet it`s the OSOB as propagation favors it; 17775 KVOH provides not even a JBA carrier, unsure if be on at all for `Wavescan` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Dec 28 at 0359, S9-S7 hard rock dance beat pirate music; 0405 segué to slow tune with piano, and more uptempo; 0418 SSTV beepery; 0419 announcement mixing but can`t copy; 0428 more SSTV; 0430 ``Welcome to the mental health hotline ---``; 0445 SSTV and more music; 0504 still music; next check 0519 apparently replaced by something else on different frequency.

These say 6925-USB was Pee Wee; with noisy SSTV images as IDs https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,61739.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNID pirate(s): 6923-AM, Dec 28 at 0519, music, VP S4-S5, after having heard Pee Wee on 6925-USB for more than an hour, so apparently replacing it. Not for long; then:

6924.1-USB, Dec 28 at 0522 preaching and music, a third pirate? all gone by 0530. These two were not reported by anyone on HFU after Pee Wee sent ``Bye Bye`` around 0508 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. Got a surprise msg from Texas Radio Shortwave:

``Ahoy Matey Glenn - Quartermaster read your comment about QSLs in Free Radio Weekly #1241 and said if you’d include a bit more detail in your published reports he’d tell Third Mate to send you a TRSW verification. Cap’n handpicks images for all our eQSLs and said he’d select a really nice one for yours. We’re taking the holidays off from plundering shipping along the lower Texas coast, but we’ll be back with more broadcasts after January 1. We hope you’ll tune in. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then always be a pirate. 73 and Arrgghh. Texas Radio Shortwave https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw Sailing to your ears from the Lone Star State`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Since I had to be awake before 1330 UT Sat Dec 28, I continue after 1400 UT with the repeat from UT Thu 0200 of this week`s `Performance Oklahoma` on KUCO 90.1. It`s a repeat from earlier this year of an all-female quartet, well worth hearing again here in the NW OK wasteland without chamber music.

``Chamber Music in Oklahoma --- Skride Piano Quartet

A new classical supergroup comprised of four leading European soloists, the Skride Piano Quartet features four like-minded musicians who have individually achieved success at the highest levels. Sisters, soloists and regular duo partners, Baiba and Lauma Skride sought out two of their favourite chamber music colleagues in Lise Berthaud and Harriet Krijgh to create the ensemble which made its first North American tour this season and represented by MKI Artists. Appearing as guests of Chamber Music in Oklahoma in the society’s fourth concert of the season presented on Sunday, March 17th, the quartet offered highlights of the standard piano quartet repertory with works by Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms. 

Performance Oklahoma is heard each Wednesday evening at 8 pm and Saturday morning at 8 am on Classical KUCO and Saturday evening at 8 pm on Classical KWTU`` [CST = 0200 & 1400 UT]

O, how I wish I were within easy access of OKC on those Sunday afternoons at 4, even tho the venue is Christ the King Catholic Church, whose school in my junior-high era was considered a loathsome sports rival. Unfortunately, 90.1 drops to dead air at 1448 UT in the middle of a piece, and stays silent for a long time when I give up; unknown if also applied to webcast since computer was off again. But I shall have another chance to pick it up at 0248 UT Sunday via Public Radio Tulsa`s KWTU stream, right after I hear the start of the Met via HAWAII, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7290-LSB, Sat Dec 28 at 1610, no signals from the 7290 Traffic Net around Texas, which is scheduled from 10 am CT Mon-Sat, as heard Dec 26 during their other span until 2000. Maybe it opened and closed already instead of until 1800? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9800, Dec 28 at 1857 on caradio, 1 kHz tone test; 1858 Yankee Doodle Dandy/VOA sign-on; but RFE/RL ID! just before 1900 opening ``Welcome to the VOA --- in Korean``. This is one of those 21-degree antennas from Tinang, PHILIPPINES, which carries right on back into the deep USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. ``Distracted by WBCQ and other programming, I miss checking my own trimulcast, 0130 UT Sat on WRMIs 5050, 5810 and 7780. Did anyone hear them?``

Correxion: how did I get two of the frequencies wrong? More distraxion [proofread!]. Should have been 5010, 5850. Coincidentally, Ron Howard remarx concerning Madagascar: ``Was also listening tonight (Dec 28 - Saturday UT), but at 0150. Noted WRMI (5010.0) with Glenn's World of Radio program, with very faint African music coming through underneath. Unable to measure off frequency. Ron, California`` --- so it seems they are on before 0200 despite WRMI/WOR!

``Also need to confirm whether Sat 1300 on 15770 be canceled, as   Ivo has reported, even if it take waking up early and bringing up UTwente.``

So I do set the alarum for 1320; as usual, 15770 direct to here is a JBA carrier at best this early; but at UTwente SDR, a VG signal and WOR *is still* running at this time. Tnx also to Richard Langley and Ivo Ivanov:

``No, not cancelled. Listening to it now (28 December, 1325 UT) but full program being recorded via the U. Twente SDR receiver with a good signal. -- Richard Langley`` 

``12-14 UT on 15770 this week from December 23 all programs are as scheduled, instead of Supreme Master TV previous week till December 22. Confirmed RAE, Alameda BF, Your Weekend Show and today World of Radio & Shortwave Radiogram`` -- Ivo Ivanov. 

Probably confirmed Sat Dec 28 at 2054, JBA on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Missouri, vs hi local noise level on 160, sounds like me for the 2030v airing. Next:

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 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
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. 5970, Dec 28 at 0738, NO signal from WEWN Spanish. Often weak but totally missing now, while e.g. 5950 WRMI/SMTV at a more favorable longer skip distance is in well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830 & 5085, Dec 28 at 0740, both WTWWs are still running, PPPP/SFAW and rock music resp., as usually the case when I check this late, but I have no idea when they go off; never on by when I`m up again, 1400 or 1500. Except on weekends, usually not on before 0200. Daytime frequency 9475 very seldom on, and even less so, 9930 for #2. #3 not caught testing(?) 15810 for many months now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6923-AM & 6924.1-USB: see NORTH AMERICA [pirates]

UNIDENTIFIED. 7475, Dec 28 at 1611, S7-S8 mystery carrier again. Rick Barton replies to my previous item about it: 

``I have been hearing this very often, especially when sweeping the dial for the YHWH pirate. I am finding it to be an interesting mystery. I hadn't mentioned it before myself, as I was still wondering if it was a mixing product from some local source (that has been a problem here in the past). I had checked the channel just before seeing your post. At 0615 here on 12/28 UT, I had an over S-9 reading here with outdoor longwire. I will be eagerly awaiting input from other listeners. 73 from AZ - rb`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7665, Dec 28 at 1612, S5-S7 of music, presumably CNR1 jammer again on new frequency. Still has not made it into latest Aoki/NDXC dated 2300 UT Dec 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 2118 UT December 28

Agenda DX 29/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Guyra Campana, Paraguay 1420 Khz (1983)
Radio America, Perù 6010 Khz (1941)
Emisora Paraguay 6015 Khz (1952)

sabato 28 dicembre 2019

Shortwave reception from Sofia Bulgaria December 25-28

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Shortwave reception from Sofia Bulgaria December 25-28. Videos can be found on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShmxjLnxp_dhZhbteQi3XQ/videos
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ARMENIA(non)   Reception of special broadcast of Radio 60 via Yerevan, December 28
1200-1400 on 11610 ERV 100 kW / 305 deg to WeEu Ger/Eng Sat, good plus buzzy audio

ARMENIA(non   Frequency change of Iran International TV audio December 28:
0400-1200 NF 11570 ERV 100 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Farsi, fair/good, ex 11560
1200-0400 on  6270 ERV 100 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Farsi NO CHANGE at present

AUSTRIA(non)   Special 100 kW Marathon of Channel 292 via Moosbrunn December 26
1200-1300 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Thu R.Power Rumpel
1300-1400 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Thu Decade AM
1500-1600 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Thu Hit AM

GERMANY(non)   Special Shortwaveservice broadcast on December 26:
1900-2300 on  5850 TAC 100 kW / 305 deg to WeEu German, fair/good

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen December 27
1700-1730 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Fri/Sun, very good:

GERMANY(non)   Radio City "The Station of the Cars" via Channel 292, December 28:
1100-1200 on  6070 6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sat, weak/fair signal

GERMANY(non)   From the Isle of Music via Channel 292 on December 28:
1200-1300 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Spa Sat, weak/fair

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece in 31mb December 27
0750-0800 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3:
*today no Arabic/Serbian news and tx switches off at 0800UT

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 50mb on December 27
0900-0906 on  5765 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, weak/fair

IRAN   Some changes of VIRI IRIB / PARS TODAY from December 22
1653-1750 on  9835 SIR 500 kW / 336 deg to EaEu Russian, new time
1323-1420 on  9835 SIR 500 kW / 336 deg to EaEu Russian is deleted
1723-1820 on  7295 SIR 500 kW / 313 deg to WeEu German single freq
1723-1820 on  6090 SIR 500 kW / 320 deg to WeEu German is deleted
1753-1820 on  6135 SIR 500 kW / 300 deg to SEEu Italian, new time
1923-1950 on  6135 SIR 500 kW / 300 deg to SEEu Italian is deleted
1923-1950 on  6190 SIR 500 kW / 295 deg to SEEu Italian is deleted
1923-2020 on  6130 SIR 500 kW / 313 deg to WeEu French, new time
1823-1920 on  6130 SIR 500 kW / 313 deg to WeEu French is deleted

USA   WRMI Okeechobee tx#9 was back to its normal schedule 12-14UT, December 25-28
1200-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Supreme Master TV, DELETED
1200-1300 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Daily Brother Stair TOM
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu French  Mon-Wed RAE Argentina
1330-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Mon/Wed/Fri Alameda BF
1330-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Tue AWR's Wavescan
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Fri Shortwave Radiogram
1300-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Thu/Sun Your Weekend Show
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat GH's World of Radio
1330-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat Shortwave Radiogram

USA   Reception of World's Last Chance Radio via WBCQ-6 December 27
1600-1757 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 057 deg to NWEu English, very good
1800-1857 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 054 deg to WeEu German - very good
1900-2157 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 081 deg to NWAf Arabic - very 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 L'Approfondimento - 28/12/2019

Encore - Classical Music - Saturday Sunday and Friday

This weekend Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will again broadcast on a new frequency via WWCR in Tennessee.
Saturday 28th December 21:00 UTC 9350 kHz - this is the afternoon in US and Canada and the signal should carry to part of western Europe too.
 
Encore - Classical Music this weekend is - of course - being broadcast as usual by Channel 292 (Europe) on 6070 kHz at 15:00 UTC Sunday 29th December.
And by WBCQ on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday 30th December.
 
There is a repeat on 6070 kHz on Friday 3rd January at 19:00 UTC.
For the next few weeks - there will also be a trial second repeat on 7440 kHz from Channel 292 at 09:00 UTC on Sundays - try tuning in - it can be a nice clean signal- and send us a reception report if you can.
 
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 contained a great mix of old and new pieces - we have Bach, Kurtág, Schumann, and Arvo Pärt as well as a few interesting seasonal offerings.
The playlist is on the website  - along with an email link and comments page.
 
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.
 
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 WWCR (Nashville).

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

Wolfgang Bueschel: Radio60 11610 via Armenia


ARMENIA  11610 kHz  '08-15' pop mx, welcher Anlass ?

Radio60 via CJSC Yerevan Gavar Armenia bcast center site.

19.2 kHz wideband audio block, S=9+25dB am Bodensee, Swiss-German border area.

Aber sehr unsaubere buzzy audio quality: 8 x peak strings visibile, up to 15 x lower peaks also, seen on 300, 600, 900, 1200, 1500 Hertz apart distance.

73 wb 

Glenn Hauser logs December 27-28, 2019

** ALGERIA [non]. 6105, Dec 27 at 0656, ME music with reverb, heavy splash from 6100 CUBA, but off at 0659, and 6100 off by 0700. It`s RTA via FRANCE, the 0600 hour supposed to be Qur`an, but evidently not entirely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Fri Dec 27 at 0658, S9+20 of dead air, 0700 comes to life with music, Dead Gene Scott with hum. Convoluted ``schedule``, we found on TUN/PMS website months ago and quoted, not the merely full registered span of 2200-1000 as in Aoki or HFCC; 

EiBi now has it showing I tuned in before official sign on Fridays only: 0700-1000; also UT Tue/Wed/Fri 0100-0400, Wed 0400-0505, and Fri 0000-0100.

Also shows fraxured sked for day frequency 11775 within 1000-2200 possible block: 1000-1300 Wed, 1200-1600 Thu, 1600-2200 Sun, 1700-2000 Sat.

Note: WRTH 2020, ANGUILLA refers us to USA: University Network for sked, mixed in with WWCR --- but the times are wrong, for 11775 five hours later than above! Must have been confused, misconverting EST. But the WWCR times could be correct, not breaking the day 13845/night 5935 barrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 6075, Dec 27 at 1612, 2.5 hours after sunrise here, two stations mixing, music and Chinese. Aoki shows one of countless spots for RTI vs CNR1 jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7665, Dec 27 at 1540, Chinese, S7-S9 with flutter. Strikes me as something new, and indeed no listings in latest Aoki, EiBi or of course HFCC. Most likely a CNR1 jammer against a new Sound of Hope frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13560, 13630, 13770, and weaker 13840 approx., Dec 27 at 1510, today`s spurblobs from 13700 RHC at 70 kHz intervals, the lower one clashing with constant local part 15 RF ID or ISM noises; wonder if Cuba could cause them malfunxion? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.0v, Dec 27 at 1440 and later, big carrier cuts on and off irregularly, blotting out bits of 88.1 KWOU we are trying to listen to. Surely it`s that damn Family Radio translator in Enid, K202BY supposed to be on 88.3 but no real transmissions for months, a legacy of Harold Camping (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521.0, Dec 27 at 2226, tell-tale 1-kHz het upon 1520 KOKC, from the 2 megawatts in Duba. I keep listening carefully for its expected cutoff around 2230-2231. Not heard after 2230:54, altho at first seemed off some 20 seconds earlier, but hard to tell with musiQRM from KOKC commercial, and/or some fading. Het was the same pitch as from 891 upon 890 KTLR/WLS. So this time it is certainly not the nearby 1520.7 station (Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5980, Dec 27 at 2221, VOT in Turkish is still on beyond scheduled 2200*, S8 to S9+10; off at 2243 check. Something`s always wrong at Emirler. This is the one aimed USward and heard as early as 1900. 5960 English is successful from 2300 today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7615-USB, Fri Dec 27 at 1541, Civil Air Patrol net, fonetik maybe encrypted message slowly read out by Red Bear 4, S9+20; much weaker contact reads it back, and Red Bear 4 makes a correxion. Autobeep at end of each transmission saving them from having to utter over, or talkover if overlooked. Other one ID as Triblade 327, out. I think Triblade is the net callsign. A CAP tactical call roster shows several Reds, but no Bears, so maybe I misheard: Dragon NJ, Fire IN, Fox IL, Robin MI, Rock AZ, Cloud NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2014 monitoring: confirmed first USSW broadcast, Friday December 27 from about 2300:10 vs Cuban jamming against us on WRMI 9955. This week the jamming does not gradually diminish to nothing but continues the entire semihour; during much of it, WOR is atop and readable, but WRMI fades at 2318, and out at 2323, back up at 2326.

Distracted by WBCQ and other programming, I miss checking my own trimulcast, 0130 UT Sat on WRMIs 5050, 5810 and 7780. Did anyone hear them? Also need to confirm whether Sat 1300 on 15770 be canceled, as Ivo has reported, even if it takes waking up and bringing up UTwente.

1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE [canceled?]
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 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
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. 7490.08v, Fri Dec 27 at  2245 caught WBCQ, last quarter of `Behaviour Night` with ``Glowworm`` playing first; poor S9-S6.

UT Sat Dec 28 from 0100, I`m on 7490 webcast instead despite distortion/overmodulation problem on Winamp which has been going on since last weekend; at least it is here? Is it that way for others? `Allan and Angela Worldwide,` mostly ranting about Free Speech. No significant news concerning S-S or programming. At 0151 says simulcasting on 7490 and 5130, so I check SW for those at 0157: 7490 is JBA; 5130 S9 but already cut to the IS & ID loop before AAAWWW is finished, as John Carver has been noting for weeks. Why do they do that? Over to John for a lot more detail:

``Tonight's show started on time on a very poor 7490. No signal on 5130 as of yet. Opening talk about the upcoming new year and how lucky Allan is to have Angela. Allan stated that the superstation was working just fine and he was proud of the work his crew was doing up there to keep things running smoothly. Allan also says he doesn't want to get political this evening, but he questions whether or not the economy is doing as well as Washington says it is, and he also wonders if the unemployment rate is as low as they say it is, as it doesn't seem like that to him. Angela forcefully argues that the economy is doing really well and the unemployment rate is down. She posits that the new people working are working for lower wages so seem to be struggling. 

While maintaining that he still backs Trump Allan questions our relationships with North Korea and Russia implying that they are not to be trusted. He also takes a shot at Trump's proposed space force as he believes it will just lead to more unwinnable wars. He also takes exception to the size of the country's defense budget.

The discussion quickly changes to an overview of the regulations governing OTA radio and TV programs as opposed to the regulations of cable, satellite and private radio and TV. Allan maintains that there should just be one set of regulations for all and that there should be no censorship. Phone call at 0139 concerning censorship. The regulations concerning social media were also mentioned.

Phone call at 0149 from Canada concerning the superstaion and also questioning the alleged ten second delay the caller was hearing during his phone call. Allan explained that it was the lag that sending the signal to the station over the internet caused {and emphasizes that his stations never insert delays for censorship -- gh}.

He then announced that they were broadcasting on 7490 and 5130 this evening and a quick check confirmed that 5130 was finally working. I stayed on 5130 as the signal was better. The talk then immediately turned to a discussion of snakes, of all things. Reading of the Free Radio Weekly began at 0154 and immediately the nonstop station IDs for the last six minutes of the hour started on 5130 so I moved back to 7490. Phone call at 0157 from Pirate Joe stating that 5130 was running nonstop station IDs. Closing prayer at 0159 interrupted by the start of the next program. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 620, Dec 27 at 1415 UT, 8:15 timecheck and Fond du Lac ad, other Wisconsin references. No doubt WTMJ Milwaukee, U4 50/10 kW one semihour after sunrise here. Nice to hear without really trying, something besides KTAR AZ sports or the predominant KTNO TX gospel huxtering in Spanish. E-W longwire helps, minimising KTNO. 

O, both day and night patterns are supposed to shoot tight slightly east of north, virtually nothing to south or side direxions. Something must be wrong there, which explains why I seldom hear it. In fact, a quick search of my logs does not find WTMJ in the past sesquidecade! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, Dec 27 at 1423 UT right into ID for ``WCPT, 820, Chicago`s Progressive Talk``, atop WBAP TX. Lucky city to have one progressive station among all the regressive outlets! Like WBAP, flagship of `Red Eye Radio`. E-W longwire helps to minimise WBAP to the south. Is U2, 5.8/1.5 kW, so day pattern N-D; CoL Willow Springs which is just south of the I-55/294 junxion, SW of The Loop, but that does not mean its transmitter site has to be there. WAIT, is that its correct callsign? I guess so, matching the slogan. Here still exist on the radio, Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Amy Goodman, et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Dec 27 at 1425 UT, report on Indian affairs from KUER in Utah -- it`s NPR Morning Edition, soon matched to KWOU and to KOSU delayed by IBOC. Hearing any public radio on AM is extremely rare here altho I did have WSUI 910 IA the other morning, but what`s on 870? 1430 UT ID for ``105.1 and 870 AM, WKAR News Talk``. Of course, East Lansing MI, but have I ever heard it before? Steady past 1440 with no sign of XETAR, WWL, KFJZ or any other 870. WKAR is 10 kW direxional daytimer, but not very, emphasizing northwest but no sharp nulls. Official Dec and Jan sunrise is 1300 UT. I had this before on the morning of Oct 29, 2015, at first as unID.

And you guessed it, 105.1 FM is a puny translator! Yet top billing. Kenneth Vito Zichi in Williamston has complained in MARE that he can only get them on AM which they are now downplaying. (Of course there is also a full-power 85/85 kW on 90.5, WKAR-FM with different format, classical/jazz/news) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7475, Dec 27 at 1544, S9+10 open carrier, vs splatter from 7490 WWCR; also with JBA clix once a second. This has been around for some time, day or night. Rather like 10550 where the clix are louder. What? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15151.5-USB, Dec 27 at 1514, 2-way in Spanish, with engine noise, INTRUDERS. This is a longtime channel for such, I first reported on Oct 23, 2006; also in 2010, 2011, 2012; and in November 2019. Do DEA and USFWS know of it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0324 UT December 28

Agenda DX 28/12/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Nacional de la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática, Western Sahara 1550 Khz (1975)
WEWN, Alabama 7520 Khz (1992)
Radio Valles del Tuy, Venezuela 1030-6120 Khz (1959)
Radio Nacional Rio Mayo, Argentina 1020 Khz (1981)

venerdì 27 dicembre 2019

Media & Tech - 27/12/2019

QSL Radio 208

QSL Radio 208 1440 KHz - mail@radio208.dk con QSL elettronica allegata in 9 giorni.


Log Dec 27, log 08.30 - 09.00 UT

INDIA  9949.810 much odd fq  AIR, probably Delhi Kingsway bcast center:
Urdu program, at 08.35 UT on Dec 27. S=9+10dB.

Much BUZZY bad audio quality,
12 x strings visible on screen,
i.e. some 455, 555, 655, 755 ... 955, 1055, 1155 Hertz
apart distance audio strings, on lower sideband.


MALAYSIA   9835 kHz RTM  K-L Kajang site, noted on air at 08.35 UT,
heard on remote SDR rx in Brisbane Queensland NoEaAustralia.

S=9 fluttery signal across the Pacific, but hit heavily from neighbour
CNR1st sce powerhouse - scheduled 100 kW?, from Beijing on 9830 kHz.

11665 kHz  RTM  K-L Kajang site, noted S=8 signal at 08.42 UT in
Queensland remote SDR rx.

CHINA  Nearby in lower part of 25 mb a lot of CNR1 jammer powerhouses
against SOH Taiwan outlets noticed
10820, 10870, 10920, 10960, 11150, 11170, 11440, 11460,
11600CNR2, 11610 kHz and some more CNR5 CNR6 music program channels too.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 27)

Extra low-power frequency 1116 kHz available in Netherlands

As of January 1, 2020, an additional frequency for low-power medium-wave transmissions will be available in parts of the Netherlands: 1116 kHz.

This frequency was used by Radio Bloemendaal in the past. This radio station has used the medium wave frequency 1116 kHz until the end of September 2018. Since then, the radio channel can only be listened to via the Internet with its broadcasts. The masts of the church broadcaster from Bloemendaal were dismantled early this year.

According to the Telecom Agency, Radio Bloemendaal has now handed in the medium-wave frequency broadcasting license and the frequency will become available as of January 1, 2020 for medium-wave broadcasts with low power. You can broadcast in parts of Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland and Utrecht on the frequency with 50 watts or 100 watts. Applications for this frequency can be submitted to Agentschap Telecom from 10.00 on 30 December 2019.

Last year, ten extra frequencies have become available for low-power medium-wave broadcasts. These are the frequencies 801 kHz, 819 kHz, 846 kHz, 900 kHz, 918 kHz, 1098 kHz, 1134 kHz, 1179 kHz, 1287 kHz and 1467 kHz. A large number of broadcasting licenses have already been issued on these new frequencies.

Agentschap Telecom started in 2016 with issuing low power permits for medium wave. Permits could be requested at various frequencies up to a maximum of 100 watts. After evaluation, the government decided to continue issuing low-power medium-wave licenses.

According to Agentschap Telecom, there is a lot of interest in these low-power licenses, so a number of extra frequencies have become available for these broadcasts this year.


Translated from original Dutch at: https://mediamagazine.nl/extra-frequentie-voor-laagvermogen-middengolf-beschikbaar/

[in the UK, BBC Radio Derby and BBC Radio Guernsey use 1116 kHz]

(MediaMagazine.nl 26 December 2019 via Alan Pennington via bdxc io group)



Glenn Hauser logs December 26-27, 2019

** ALGERIA [and non]. 891, Dec 26 at 0353, Arabic talk barely audible against 890 WLS, but this is the strongest of the usual TA carriers.

Also some audio on 909 against 910 stations, BBC Radio 5 Live synchros (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 351 kHz, Dec 26 at 0743 UT, NDB dash and YKQ, 500 watts at Fort Rupert - Waskaganish, Quebec. I am tuned to 350 where it is yet overcoming RG at Will RoGers WA, OKC.

366 kHz, Dec 26 at 0744 UT, NDB dash and YMW, 500 watts at Maniwaki, Québec.

392 kHz, Dec 26 at 0746 UT, NDB dash and ML, 500 watts at La Malbaie - Charlevoix, Quebec. Where`s that? Neither name in my Rand McNally atlas index. Search finds them just NE of QC City on the north shore of the St. Lawrence. NOT to be confused with another ML on 392! Without the dash, 25 watts in Monroe, Louisiana. More NDBs, see U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2014, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Dec 26 at 1546, Trenton Military with four ``no report received`` in a row, then some flight weathers are received, but still haven`t set their own clock running 61 minutes slow: ``time 1445``. Something`s always wrong at CHR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13840, 13769, 13631, 13561 approx., Dec 26 at 1542, FM/AM first- and second-order spurblobs out of 13700 RHC. These are hard to miss, but no one else reports them. Until now: Wolfgang Bueschel an hour earlier pinpoints them which I do not since they are so broad:

``on east coast units heard two S=6-7 SPURIOUS - like FM - signals either sideband of 13700 kHz Bauta site transmission, at 1428 UT on:
13561.94
13631.25
13768.75
13837.97 kHz. Signals unstable, wobbles some 10 to 50 Hertz up and down. wb`` Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2014, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Dec 26 at 2107, RHC Portuguese back on right frequency today instead of 11660 yesterday before 2300 in English. Also much weaker now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Dec 26 at 0728, TGAV on late again for Xmas, preaching about Jeová, buenas nuevas, plucked music, S9+10, 0730 Radio Verdad ID, banjo & piano tune introducing ``su programa``, YL advisor, tema ``cómo conocer(?) a la pareja ideal``. BTW, news in the sense of journalism is never ``nuevas`` but ``noticias`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Dec 26 at 1550, Kurdish (?) talk unseems Turkish, from Dengê Welat via FRANCE. Slight long/short path echo. Only one station, no Turkish jamming nor on 11540. Are they still trying sometime? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 4996, Dec 26 at 0716, weak timesignals synchronized with WWV 5000, obviously RWM Moskva/Taldom. Seldom heard. So then I check:

4625, Dec 26 at 0720, trace of buzzer vs CODAR, the mysterious Russian ``doomsday`` transmitter. I`ve never heard it better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, Dec 26 at 1554, as I tune by Brother HyStairical on WRMI, he is bragging about being on seven international satellites reaching everywhere, and on eleven SW transmitters. What a waste! Pretend you are the profit-of-God and the moolah pours in from psychophants (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 329 kHz, Dec 26 at 0738 UT, ND beacon PMV, which is 25 watts at Plattsmouth, Nebraska. QRM from IC, which is 400 watts from Wichita KS on 332.

[and non] 335 kHz, Dec 26 at 0740 UT, NDB BV, which is 25 watts from Batesville - Almond, Arkansas; mixing with YLD and dash, 1000 watts from Chapleau, Ontario.

382 kHz, Dec 26 at 0745 UT, NDB SP, 25 watts at Springfield, Illinois; I was tuned to 380-USB.

Not to be confused with another SP, on 386, which is 50 watts on St. Pierre, the French one with Miquelon. I also see another target on 386, HAU, 25 watts at Helena - Hauser, Montana. Hauser is the name of a dam/lake/reservoir north of Helena. There is also a pop. 700 town Hauser on the Oregon coast north of Coos Bay. 

I am hearing very little below 300 kHz, maybe something to do with my R75 sensitivity and/or LW antenna; but plenty tonight above 300; see also CANADA. Of course at dozetime I am only hitting here and there, instead of trying to log and re-log everything possible like some guys do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7290-LSB, Dec 26 at 1951, the 7290 traffic net is wrapping up by NCS WA5VAS; says it`s at 10-12 Mon-Sat and 1-2 M-F. Must be referring to CST. Mentions QRM from foreign broadcaster, and that it has gone off by 2001 when the net is closing anyway. Also gave website http://www.7290trafficnet.org

I was really checking for that foreign broadcaster, IRRS 7290 via Romania(?) and indeed could hear it on DSB AM while the hams were only on LSB, despite 7290 being a preferred hangout for hAMs. 

I suspect I myself could be QRMing them on Mondays until 1930 now in midwinter, but I`ve yet to hear me direct on IRRS, which inboooms to Utwente. 

I daresay that ham traffic nets are a bit anachronistic with so many more efficient ways for third parties to communicate, even from isolated locales. More of a social gathering. At closing a couple of messages were still outstanding with no one to take them on.

I gather this is centred in Texas; the only YL I heard, who relayed some contacts the other NCS could not hear, is Jo Ann Keith, KA5AZK in rural Gilmer TX, while WA5VAS is Gary Caywood in Hondo TX, per ARRL/FCC lookups. 

Gleaned from website: ``The 7290 Traffic Net is an independent, public service traffic net operating on or about 7290 kHz, and has been in continuous operation since 1953, handling formal written traffic, informal messages and operating extended sessions during emergencies or special needs. All Amateur Radio Stations licensed to operate on this frequency are welcome to check in with or without traffic and are not required to take traffic in order to participate.  But we are really more than just a traffic net. Our members become friends and family...``

And a link to a 2016y `Texas Country Reporter` <6 minute segment on YT about Jo Ann Keith and her pareja: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuJHjc_c29Y T.C.R., a good show, used to be seen in OK too; wonder if it still exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WOR 2014 is available as of 0140 UT Friday December 27
(mp3 stream)    http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2014.m3u
(mp3 download)  http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2014.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

WORLD OF RADIO 2014 contents: Austria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba and non, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany, Iran, Japan non, Kashmir/Ladakh, Malaysia/Sarawak, Netherlands non, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Poland non, Sa`udi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, UAE, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu; ETOW; and the propagation outlook

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
[usually starts with heavy jamming but steadily abates]
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE [canceled?]
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 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
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 26 at 2108, WRMI is off again today nor on 9425 nor 6060; but unlike yesterday, 5800 has resumed with SMTV at next check 2226, good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2014, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13685-13690-13695, Dec 26 at 1548 hybrid DRM noise from WINB reactivated today; but absent yesterday at 1540: further suggesting the non-programming half be involved with HF trading, unneeded on a stock market day off (and never on weekends either) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VANUATU. 5040, Dec 26 at 0715, S3 trace of music from presumed R. Vanuatu now that Cuba is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2014, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6355, Dec 27 at 0304, no signal from Radio Piraña beacon somewhere in Europe, latest frequency publicized by Jorge García, altho clear here unlike his alternate 6330 with some blob maybe local; and big ute still around 6342. He has not said exactly what CW ID the beacon send between 23 and 08 UT until January 2 of a future year (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2014, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0544 UT December 27