martedì 25 settembre 2018

Shortwave radio evolves into an IoT network

KNL Networks is building a mesh network of base stations on ships for securely transmitting operational and machinery data to shore

Shortwave radio can be used for data transmissions from ships to shore and between vessels as an alternative, or even complementary, service to satellite communications.

This is a long way from shortwave radio’s use for voice communications at sea, but KNL Networks has developed this technology to generate a data transportation network. It has built a mesh of multiple base stations and terminals on ships to provide a backbone for internet-of-things (IoT) solutions.

The dedicated IoT network is combined with military-grade security, pole-to-pole coverage and affordable pricing to make maritime IoT connections smarter, said KNL Networks chief executive Toni Linden.

He explained to Maritime Digitalisation & Communications that this shortwave radio network does not have the complexity or issues of satellite communications and can be scaled through simple vessel additions. “We have reinvented shortwave radio so that it is fully digital and automatic,” he said.

“We have created a network concept that is scalable and uses cellular technology in these radios.” The technology’s simplicity is that each ship added to the network becomes a base station and communications hub for the whole network.

“We have created a network concept that is scalable and uses cellular technology in these radios”
KNL radio uses the high-frequency band to connect automatically to another KNL radio with a cellular connection. Ships close to the coast or in port will automatically connect directly to terrestrial cellular networks. It is then possible to transfer IoT data to shore over a network that “can have a range of 10,000 km” said Mr Linden.

Data leaves each KNL radio through the company’s virtual private network encrypted so the data is fully secure, he explained. KNL’s cognitive radio automatically identifies and avoids signal jamming by hostile third parties, increasing connectivity and operational safety.

Security is heighted by tunnelling techniques. “Data streams are kept separate and encryption keys and resources are allocated,” said Mr Linden. “We have government customers so this security comes from that part of the business.”

There are also reliability benefits as mesh networking means there is no single point of failure so if one unit loses its cellular connection, others will serve the terminal with no direct connection.

This network can be dedicated to IoT connectivity allowing broadband communications, crew welfare services and safety connections to operate through the ship’s satellite connection unaffected by KNL’s network.

“We do not affect other communications on the vessel”
“We are independent and can allow access to third-party service providers removing major pain points around integration issues and security” said Mr Linden. “We do not affect other communications on the vessel.”

This solves a number of issues that shipowners and managers have with existing satellite communications. “There are no headaches that come from having cyber security on satellite communications,” said Mr Linden, explaining that there are neither firewalls nor software updates required on KNL’s network.

Cyber security can be an issue for third-party IoT service providers if the firewall or software patches cut them off from the vessel. It then becomes an issue for a shipping company’s IT department that has to reapply connectivity to onboard IoT equipment.

“That is not a problem with KNL as we allow multiple parties to securely access their equipment on board a vessel,” said Mr Linden. KNL also minimises the issues that shipmanagement companies have in collecting and analysing fleet data.

These companies could manage fleets of hundreds of ships owned by several different entities with different satellite communications on board. This would be “difficult for IoT companies to manage” said Mr Linden. “But with KNL, there is one network, one system and it is scalable,” he added.

KNL has set up WaveAccess managed services for IoT data transmission that enables shipowners to pay only for what they need. This includes the radio and network connectivity, bi-directional data transfer coupled with simple API integration and data prioritisation. It can include other services, such as advanced vessel tracking data, email communications and access to digitalisation platforms, like Kongsberg’s Kognifai, which enables shipping companies to optimise data use and perform advanced analytics using third-party applications.

“We provide a secure mail service which can be used globally, even when no there is no satellite coverage or if there is a system failure on the satcoms.”

Mr Linden is expecting a strong adoption of this technology and for the network to rapidly grow in the next three years. “We will work with industry leaders, target providers of smart data services, build trusted partnerships and add more vendor services. Within three years, we will be the standard for IoT connectivity.”

(marinemec.com)

Agenda DX 25/09/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Cidade Jundiai, Brasile 730 Khz (1987)
Radio Tupì, Brasile 1280 Khz (1935)
WTOP, Washington 1500 Khz (1926)
WOAI, Texas 1200 Khz (1922)
Ondas del Titicaca, Perù 4921 Khz (1961)

lunedì 24 settembre 2018

SWLDXBulgaria News, Sept.23-24

GERMANY(non)   BVBroadcasting Dardasha 7 via MBR Nauen on Sept.24:
0600-0615 on 11655 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to NoAf Arabic, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-dardasha-7_24.html

KOREA SOUTH    Fair signal of KBS World Radio, Sept.24:
1300-1400 on  9645 KIM 100 kW / 304 deg to CeAs Russian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/fair-signal-of-kbs-world-radio-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Fair signal of S11a Cherta in 25mb on Sept.24:
1015-1018 on 11493 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/fair-signal-of-s11a-cherta-in-25mb-on.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey on very odd frequency 9655.7 kHz, Sept.24
1000-1055 on  9655.7 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian, instead of
1000-1025 on  9855.7 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar, September 23:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/trt-voice-of-turkey-on-very-odd_24.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via BaBcoCk Ascension on Sept.23
1900-1928 on  9600 ASC 250 kW / 115 deg to SoAf English Sun, weak signal
1900-1928 on 12030 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English Sun, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/follow-bible-ministries-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   New schedule of BBC in Farsi from Sept.22
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/uknon-new-shortwave-schedule-of-bbc-in.html

USA   Good signal of OCB Radio and TV Marti on Sept.24:
from 0459 on  7335 GB  250 kW / 225 deg to Cuba Spanish
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/good-signal-of-ocb-radio-and-tv-marti_24.html

--

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

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

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

Media & Tech - 24/09/2018

Glenn Hauser logs Sepember 23-24, 2018

** CUBA. 11975-12025, Sept 24 at 0009, big dirty overmodulated signal of RHC 12000 can be heard splattering out over 50 kHz range; something`s always wrong at RHC.

11840, Sept 24 at 0011, this RHC is S9+10 but suptorted modulation; wiggle that patchcord! Also audible are the parasite carriers on 11830 & 11850. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15730, Sept 24 at 0013, scanning up the 15 MHz band, it`s as good as dead until at the top I run into this S9+25! RHC French signal, really the OSOB and SSOB. What a waste of spectrum. But it too has suptorted modulation. Wiggle that patchcord. SAWA RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 15000, Sept 24 at 0045, no WWV, while WWVH is in well enough to copy the propagation semi-minute: YES, unlike WWV which has been stuck at Sept 18, WWVH has current info for Sept. 23: Solar flux 68; planetary A-index 13; K index at ``two thousand one hundred`` September 23 was 2; no storms past or future. Well, by now she should utter the K for 0000 Sept 24. At 0047 promotes listening to WWVH by phone with number (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9550, Sept 24 at 0021, poor S4-S6 signal with chimey IRIB IS, 0023 sign-on in Spanish of Voz de la República Islámica de Irán, NA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1948 monitoring: confirmed Sunday September 23 at 2145 the 2130 on WRMI 7780 --- but *also* on unscheduled and stronger 9955! Supposedly at 2130 Sunday there is `Coming Home`. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 24 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.84. Also confirmed after 0330 UT Mon Sept 24 on WRMI webcast and  at 0343 check on 9955, poor. 

Expect to have new WOR 1949 ready for first airing UT Tuesday Sept 25 at 0030 on WRMI 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Sunday Sept 23 at 2200, this WRMI had been // 7780 with surprise WOR simulcast until 2159, but now they split: 9955 with `Wavescan` as scheduled, and 7780 with `Your Weekend Show`, the self-absorbed Bob Biermann, now // 9395. 7570 is starting `VORW` with the self-absorbed John J.---. 7730 is not on air yet. 5950 something in Spanish, seems gospel huxter. Before 2200 it was in Italian.

7490v, by 2210 Sunday Sept 23 I find something I`d rather listen to, on WBCQ, `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, but only fair signal, with music from Ukraine, and usual clownish SFX.

9955, UT Monday Sept 24 at 0015, WRMI starting `Moderna` with Yadira Escobar, Miami Cuban bloggess with commentary on the so-called constitutional reform in Cuba, and acknowledging listeners in Mexico. Averaging S8, and no jamming, oops! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5055.75, Sept 24 at 0036, WWRB 5050 again tonight putting out filthy parasitic spur at plus 5.75 kHz, also 5044.25 on opposite side. Still on at 0243, much later than usual, with gospel huxtress, and now I find a second-order pair of spurs at twice the separation, circa 5038.4 and 5061.55; the lower one hetting 5040 RHC, which to make matters worse for itself, is now undermodulated, and in addition general splatter out of 5050 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 9700, Sept 24 at 0019, song and ID starting ``Thini``, which I associate with Thai or Lao, but maybe extends to Kachin, as now scheduled from RVA Philippines, secretly transmitted via SMG. S5-S7 signal is very alike e.g. Romania on 9730, and nothing direct from SE Asia audible elsewhere on band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7457, Sept 24 at 0025, AM open carrier and off. IIRC this is a MARS frequency, not otherwise in AM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0529 UT September 24

Radio Kuwait programma in inglese DRM

Ottimo segnale di Radio Kuwait nel programma in lingua inglese alle 1800 UTC su 15540 kHz in DRM. Allegata clip audio con identificazione. Ricevitore Kenwood TS-440 e antenna Beverage. Convertitore autocostruito. QTH: Tortorici, provincia di Messina. 
 

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 ITALIAN AMATEUR RADIO STATION 
 I T 9 T Z Z 
 ESCLUSIVAMENTE IN TELEGRAFIA 
 Sito web> www.webalice.it/it9tzz 
QRZ.com page> www.qrz.com/db/it9tzz

Agenda DX 24/09/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Galei Zahal, Gerusalemme (1950)
Radio Mensaje, Bolivia 730 Khz (1974)
XEUDO, Los Mochis, Messico 820 Khz (1992)
Amber Radio, Gran Bretagna 1152 - 1170 - 1251 Khz (1995)
Radio Rincòn, Uruguay 1510 Khz (1962)
Radio Santa Cruz, Bolivia 6135 Khz (1954)
Radio El Mundo, Ecuador 1210 Khz (1947)

domenica 23 settembre 2018

SWLDXBulgaria News, Sept.23

ARMENIA(non)   Trans World Radio India in English via Yerevan on Sept.23
1514-1544 on  9330 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Sat/Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india-in.html

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn, Sept.23
0900-1000 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_23.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya via Issoudun, Sept.23:
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun, weak to fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-radio-voice-of-independent.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Adventist World Radio AWR via MBR Nauen, Sept.23
0900-1000 on 11955 NAU 100 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun DX px, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-awr_23.html

GERMANY(non)   Today Sept.23 no signal of Hamburger Lokalradio on 9485 kHz CUSB:
0900-1000 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu German  Sun Hamburger Lokalradio
1000-1030 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun PCJ "Media Network+"
1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun World of Radio#1948
1100-1200 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu Spanish Sun Radio Tropicana
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/no-signal-of-hamburger-lokalradio-on.html

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting via MBR Nauen on Sept.23
1430-1445 on 15205 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-pan-american-broadcasting_23.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on Sept.23
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_23.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting / BVB via MBR Nauen on Sept.23
1830-1900 on  9585 NAU 125 kW / 230 deg to SoEu Spanish Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-in-spanish.html

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen, Sept.23
1930-2000 on  9515 NAU 250 kW / 155 deg to NoAf English Sun, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-pan-american-broadcasting_33.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman on Sept.23:
till 1400 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English
from 1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-on.html

PHILIPPINES   Reception of FEBC Radio / Radio Teos in 25mb, Sept.23
1531-1600 on 11650 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Ukrainian Sun, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-febc-radio-radio-teos-in_23.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via RADIOCOM Săftica, Sept.23
0930-1200 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, fair to good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via_23.html

SECRETLAND(non)    Updated schedule of Brother Stair BS
The Overcomer Ministry via SPL Secretbrod from Sept.21:
1500-1655 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English
1832-1846 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English
1835-2000 on  6000*SCB 050 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English
1901-2000 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English
2000-0300 on  5900 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English
* co-ch same  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs G T R K
Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio till 1900 Mon/Fri; from 1900 Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/updated-schedule-of-brother-stair-via.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via Secretbrod on Sept.23:
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via_23.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Radio Nigeria Hausa Sce/Radio of Truth via SPL Secretbrod, Sept.23
1800-1900 on 15110 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to WeAf Eng/Hau Radio Na Gaskiya, weak/fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/radio-nigeria-hausa-sceradio-of-truth_23.html

SECRETLAND(non) vs RUSSIA   Brother Stair TOM vs.Adygeyan Radio on Sept.23:
1835-2000 on  6000 SCB 050 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English Daily Brother Stair
1900-2000 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun Adygeyan Radio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/brother-stair-tom-vsadygeyan-radio-on.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey again on odd frequencies 11795.7/9855.7 kHz on Sept.23
0830-0955 on 11795.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Persian, instead of 11795 Sept.22
1000-1025 on  9855.7 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar, instead of 9855 on Sept.22
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/voice-of-turkey-again-on-odd.html

USA   New schedule of Brother Stair BS via World Wide Christian Radio:
0300-0500 on  3215 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to ENAm English Mon-Fri WWCR-1
1400-1900 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Mon-Fri WWCR-3
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/new-schedule-of-brother-stair-bs-via.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Reception of BVBroadcasting via Tashkent on Sept.23:
1130-1133 on 15640 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to EaAs open carrier/dead air,
1133-1134 on 15640 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to EaAs unscheduled AWR prgr &
1134-1200 on 15640 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to EaAs BVB English Sun, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-via.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Radio Free North Korea via Tashkent on Sept.23:
1200-1300 on 15630 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-radio-free-north-korea-via.html


--

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs September 22-23, 2018

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 23 at 1320, RHC Spanish is S9/S9+10 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Sept 23 at 1405, RHC Spanish audio underneath CRI English, two transmitters mixing about 1 Hz apart, but RHC finally turned off about 1405:45*. Close enough for government work, only 6 minutes overlapping; remaining CRI relay has a big hum. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6965-USB, Sept 23 at 0031, old-style love songs at S9 including ``With a Song in My Heart``, 0033 ``I Feel a Song Coming On``, 0039 Wolverine Radio ID. Evidently tonight`s theme is the very word Song in titles. It was not on at first bandscan circa 0020. Many more logs here including playlist; on the air from 0029 to 0133: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,46187.0.html

Over time it seems that Wolverine has shown up on just about every 5-kHz increment in the Pirate Band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11490-AM, Sept 23 at 1810, good thing my routine bandscan slipped below 11500, for there is Josiah the YHWH guy with usual rants, anti-Catholic at the moment; S7 fading to S5 but rather undermodulated. Gone at my next check 1846. Generally very poor propagation on bands above 12 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000, Sept 23 at 1318, WWV with long-outdated propagation info dated Sept 18! Apparently stuck with this ever since, every hour. Art Delibert, Maryland, KB3FJO, posted Sept 22 to HCDX:

``Are they testing us? WWV has been broadcasting an outdated propagation report for several days, giving the solar flux as of September 18 and K Index as of 1200 on September 19. 

THIS MAY BE A TEST TO SEE IF ANYONE IS LISTENING, and if not, they’ll shut it down.

We’ve had similar tests from other SW services prior to shutting down – for example, Radio Australia a couple years ago went off the air briefly, allegedly for xmtr maintenance; the response from listeners wasn’t strong enough, and they used that as evidence to shut down permanently. The NIST website gives an email address of:  nist.radio@boulder.nist.gov 
Does anyone have other addresses for them?``

Stephen Michael Kellat, KC8BFI, Ashtabula OH, replied on the WOR iog:

``At that point, tell WWV that you know they're broadcasting wrong data.

Then you tell the NIST Director, Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology Walter Copan that something is wrong at the station. His top priority is said to be cybersecurity. Don't geek out but explain why this WWV falls under "Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources". He doesn't have a public-facing e-mail.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. He's dealing with quite a bit about Census 2020 right now. KISS is operative.

General NIST contact form is here: 
https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/contact-us

General contact page for the Commerce Department is here: https://www.commerce.gov/page/contact-us

If you think that this is an instance of Fraud, Waste, and/or Abuse by the folks at NIST you probably should contact the departmental Office of Inspector General who can take "Internal Affairs" types of action.  
Their website is here: https://www.oig.doc.gov/pages/default.aspx

And if you feel that WWV/WWVH/WWVB fall into the category of "Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources", apparently Homeland Security has multiple avenues to make suggestions to them such as perhaps having their Office of Emergency Communications take those stations over.  
Check out those possibilities here: https://www.dhs.gov/contact-us
-- Stephen Michael Kellat, KC8BFI``

I`ve been trying to tell whether the same thing be happening on WWVH at :45 past the hours; poor reception so far, but maybe not: at 1345 Sept 23 I think one of the dates mentioned had a ``twenty`` in it.

I confess also to subscribing to WWV prop info by e-mail, which has continued updating. However, sometime last week a bunch of them piled up and then arrived in a spurt rather than 3 hours apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Via Terry Krueger and Mike Cooper, here`s another story about Drumpf`s threatened closure of the WWVs, local angle, but mentioning that the WH petition drive fell far short of the 100K replies required allegedly to get his attention, only 20K signatures:

After nearly 100 years, budget cuts could mean radio silence for stations near Fort Collins
Kevin Duggan | Fort Collins Coloradoan | 15 hours agoRadio station WWV has broadcast time and frequency standards from Fort Collins since 1966. [and before that from Maryland]
Kevin Duggan, kevinduggan@coloradoan.com

Time might be running out for America’s timekeeper.

Proposed budget cuts could silence radio stations operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, north of Fort Collins that continuously broadcast the time of day. . .
https://amp.coloradoan.com/amp/1352761002
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1948 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday Sept 23 at 0329 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, fair signal, already 26 minutes into show, so started way early this week circa 0303. Next:
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE
2330 UT Sunday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
2330 UT Monday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7730 [or 1949?] to WNW
2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 5950 [or 1949?]

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

** U S A. 9395, Sat Sept 22 at 2300, after WRMI ID, `Alameda Bible Fellowship` [California] beginning synthyl Bible readings in English; rechex: 2327 in Spanish; 2341 in French; but at 2346 had reverted to Oldies music. The non-English versions do not sound like synthesized voices.

7730, Sat Sept 22 at 2306, another WRMI with Alameda, now in Japanese, recheck 2320 in Indonesian; 2341-2345+ in Tagalog with some Spanish words such as ``versículo``, right up to 0000 when `Wavescan` starts. So the various languages are not in 15-minute blox as first thought. This stuff is sprouting up at various spots on WRMI, yet nothing whatsoever about it yet on skedgrids, nor on the Programming page. ABF site mentioned on air has more info in various languages: http:/www.searchinghisword.com

5950, UT Sunday September 23 at 0024, this WRMI like last week is replaying an old Wavescan, at odd timing, citing Harold Sellers loggings dated June 22, not // at all to the new one on 7730 which started at 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5044.25 & 5055.75, Sept 23 at 0019, WWRB awful modulation includes spurs cutting on and off at 5.75 kHz above and below center frequency 5050. A bit earlier on caradio tuned to 5040 RHC I was also hearing such adjacent QRM squeaking upon it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 23 at 0610 UT: 855, 882, 936, 999, 1044, 1098, 1107, 1125; at 0618, 612 and 648; at 0638 still 882 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1920 UT September 23

Media & Tech - 23/09/2018

Ascolti AM Treviso 23 settembre

6070  23/9  0900 Radio DARC, AUT-Moosbrunn Px Dx D 35544
11955 23/9  0904 AWR Europe, Nauen Px "Obiettivo DX" It 35433
11985 23/9 1500 Radio Free Asia, MRA-Tinian English jingle ID Px K 45544
12015 23/9 1501 Voice Of Korea, KRE-Kujang Mx ID Px R 35533
13845 23/9 1502 WWCR University Net., USA-NAshville TN  Px rel. E 35522
15520 23/9 1504 Radio Exterior Espana, Noblejas Px "Tablero deportivo" Es 35533
15580 23/9 1506 Voice Of America, BOT-Selebi-Phik Px "Music time" 45544
15825 23/9 1507 WWCR 1 Nashville, USA-NAshville TN  Px rel. E 25522

73 da N. Marabello
QTH  Treviso, Italia
RX:   SONY ICF SW7600G
Ant.: esterna VHF orizzontale 230 gradi

Log Roberto Pavanello

828 23/9 08.15 Z100 Milano - IT MX buono
84622/9 03.55 R. Challanger - Villa Estense MX buono
990 17/9 22.02 R. Bilbao - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
1368 17/9 20.35 Manx R. - Douglas EE jazz suff.
1395 22/9 03.50 Studio Denakker - Klazienaveen Dutch MX suff.
1476 22/9 23.15 R. Briscola - Lenta IT MX buono
1566 18/9 22.25 Vahon FM - Den Haag Indostano live phone buono
1647 22/9 22.50 R. Keizer & Keizerin Dutch MX buono
3320 22/9 03.10 R. Sonder Grense- Meyerton Afrikaans MX buono
3330 22/9 03.00 CHU - Ottawa EE/FF ID e pip pip buono
3905 22/9 22.35 R. Alice - EE ID e MX buono
3915 22/9 22.40 BBC - Singapore EE NX suff.
4765 22/9 03.30 R. Progreso - Habana SS MX suff.
4845 22/9 23.30 R. Cultura - Manaus PP MX suff.
4875 22/9 03.35 R. Roraima - Boa Vista PP predica suff.
4885 22/9 03.25 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP MX buono
6090 22/9 03.40 R. Amhara - Bahir Dar Amarico Talk buono
6205 23/9 08.30 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
6230 22/9 22.30 Coast FM - EE ID e MX buono
6250 16/9 17.10 Voice of Hope - Seoul Coreano talk suff.
11855 17/9 20.20 R. Aparecida - PP MX suff.
11955 23/9 09.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX con Roberto Scaglione ottimo
 

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Obiettivo DX 795 - 23/09/18

Studio DX 795 - 23/09/2018

Agenda DX 23/09/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Chota, Perù 4890 Khz (1978)
Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service (1952)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa Nazionale in Arabia Saudita

SWLDXBulgaria News, Sept.22

GERMANY   Reception of Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, Sept.22
1030-1100 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-evangelische-missions_22.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Deutsche Welle Bundesliga, Sept.22:
1325-1530 on 15195 ISS 500 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, fair
1325-1530 on 17840 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-deutsche-welle-bundesliga_22.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Yerevan, Sept.22
1800-1830 on  6130 ERV 100 kW / 330 deg to EaEu English Sat, new addit, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_86.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Pan American Broadcasting via MBR Nauen on Sept.22
1930-2000 on  9515 NAU 250 kW / 155 deg to NoAf English Sat, new addit, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-pan-american-broadcasting_22.html

GUAM   Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia in English, Sept.22
1230-1300 on 12160 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Sat, good
1317-1346 on  7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs English Sat, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_22.html

PALAU   Reception of WHRI T8WH Angel 4 and WHRI T8WH Angel 5, Sept.22
1200-1300 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Angel 4, good
1200-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Angel 5, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-whri-t8wh-angel-4-and-whri.html

ROMANIA   Frequency change of Radio Romania International from Sept.15
0430-0456 NF  7305 TIG 050 kW / 037 deg to EaEu Russian DRM*, ex 7390
Parallel freq 9770 TIG 300 kW / 037 deg to EaEu Russian AM, unchanged
* currently in AM mode due to technical difficulties with the DRM tx
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/frequency-change-of-radio-romania.html

SECRETLAND(non)   The Mighty KBC Radio via SPL Secretbrod on Sept.22
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-mighty-kbc-radio-via-spl_22.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical TOM via Secretbrod on Sept.22
1500-1655 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, very good
1700-1800 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs English, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-brother-hystairical-tom.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Shortwave Radiogram # 66 via SPL Secretbrod, Sept.22
1600-1630 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/shortwave-radiogram-66-via-spl.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Missionswerk Friedensstimme via SPL Secretbrod on Sept.22:
1600-1630 on  9680 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu Russian Sat, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/missionswerk-friedensstimme-via-spl.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of Dimtse Radio Erena via SPL Secretbrod, Sept.22:
1700-1800 on  9720 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sat, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-dimtse-radio-erena-via-spl_22.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of End Times Coming ETC Radio via SPL Secretbrod, Sept.22
1800-1830 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Ex-Catholics For Christ, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-end-times-coming-etc-radio_22.html

SECRETLAND(non)   BVBroadcasting Dardasha 7 via SPL Secretbrod, Sept.22:
1846-1900 on  9400 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to NoAf Arabic, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/bvbroadcasting-dardasha-7-via-spl.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical TOM via SPL Secretbrod, Sept.22
1832-1846 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, new additional
1835-2000 on  6000*SCB 050 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English, new additional
1901-2000 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, new additional
2000-0300 on  5900 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English, new additional
* co-ch GTRK Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio till 1900 Mon/Fri and 1900-2000 Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/additional-frequencies-of-brother.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)    Adventist World Radio via Dushanbe, Sept.22:
1330-1400 on 11825 DB  100 kW / 118 deg to SEAs Thai, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-via_22.html

--

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

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

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

sabato 22 settembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 21-22, 2018

** ALGERIA [non]. 9655, Sept 21 at 2156, romantic song in unknown language at S7; scheduled is TDA via FRANCE at 20-22 (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11840, Sept 21 at 2159, RHC in suptorted Spanish, much weaker than usual here, only S5, and plus/minus 10 parasites inaudiblized. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Sept 21 at 2159 music from Radio Martí is S9+25, 2200 cut to dead air, audiblizing jamming noise underneath but no RHC. RM and jamming still taking weekends off, no signals after 1400 Saturday Sept 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 7550, Sept 21 at 2152, S Asian song S5 in AM, so another day AIR GOS is not in DRM here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Sept 22 at 0622, JBA carrier here presumed R. Kiribati. During my initial bandscan at 0606, did not hear it but a bunch of Europeans; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1948 monitoring: NOT confirmed Saturday Sept 22 from 1452 on 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio, the 1431 broadcast as monitored via UTwente SDR --- instead Chinese music, talk for at least rest of hour; did not notice any change in signal later, but some familiar CRI theme. Still going past 1530, conversation intonation sounding like German, but not vocabulary, until 1534 ``auf wiederhören``!? So there may have been some schedule change in China.

Alan Gale, England, reports at 1457: ``Hi Glenn, Well, I've been checking 6190 since around 1200 UT and not heard anything that sounds like them [HLR]. There is something on there at 1445, but it's very weak and it sounds like a woman's voice and music, and it's in and in AM only, so possibly PBS. Nothing at all on the Twente webSDR either, so I suspect that they're off the air for some reason. Alan``

Recently it was either WOR or no WOR, rather than anything audible from China altho PBS Xinjiang is scheduled in Mongolian long before and after our time; and in HFCC I see that NHK direct in Chinese is also on 6190 at 1430-1500, which I have also never heard via UTwente. 

Next WORLDS OF RADIO:
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2130 UT Saturday  WBCQ   9330v [maybe, or 2330?] to WSW
0310vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
1030 UT Sunday    HLR    9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE
2330 UT Sunday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
2330 UT Monday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7730 [or 1949?] to WNW
2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 5950 [or 1949?]

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

** U S A. (7490v), UT Sat Sept 22 at 0029, checked WBCQ webcast amid `Alan Weiner Worldwide` at opportune moment since he was talking with a caller about the hi-power project. The Continental 420-DM transmitter has not arrived yet, undergoing tests at the factory. Expected around November 1, and then will take another month to install. The rotatable antenna external work is completed; now under construxion are the ``internal`` dipole antennas within it. Some photos of Angela and this are now at http://www.wbcq.com

Caller wonders how he can hear WBCQ in DRM. Since the transmitter will be capable, Allan says they will experiment with it, but nothing definite. Also says it will be ``compatible`` so can listen in AM at same time! This is news to me as I have never heard or heard of DRM being compatible with AM, i.e. both modes on same frequency at same time. Maybe AW has it confused with hybrid IBOC? 

John H Carver, Jr, in mid-north Indiana, monitored the whole show and reports this week: 

``Listening again on 7490 this evening and show started right on time. Comments made during the opening theme suggested that the show would be political this evening with the phrase ``moon bat socialists`` being used. Allan and Angela in the studio this evening. Storms in the area and temps in the high forties in Northern Maine. Allan says summer is over. Allan opened with the statement that he is very disappointed with his generation and what they are doing in Washington. Then switched to a discussion about religion which was interrupted at 0006 with a phone call about Near Fest and looking for headphones. After that back to the discussion of religion. Allan states that there are two types of religion. One promotes peace and love and one promotes war. Implies that Muslims are Satanists.

Phone call from Freddie at 0017 with comments on pictures he's just seen of Angela. Says Allan has a beautiful wife. Talk of transmitters, WRMI and Family Radio. Allan insists that the private shortwave stations in this country are national assets. Says the transmitter for the superstation is now expected in November.

Phone call from Dave in Indiana at 0036 with signal report and talk about division in this country caused by congress. Urges that we vote out the moon bat Democrats this next election. Says he's not in love with the Republicans either but that they are better than the Democrats. Mentioned socialist communists more than once. Then into a mini rant about political and sexual correctness. Thinks the current supreme court nominee should be approved and the allegations about him ignored.

Phone call at 0050 from Ramsey. During this conversation Allan stated that he knew that he and the superstation were being investigated by the FBI. Said they were welcome to come to the station anytime they wanted and look around. Says now that the superstation won't be on the air till spring. March or May.

Reading of emails at 0056. Programming report from Robert stated that Dead Frog Radio would premier next week after AWWW with a two hour live show. A reception report from Mexico came in. Prayer at 0100. Show was off the air at 0102 followed by some fill music and station was off the air at 0105. A very subdued Angela this evening. John``

I didn`t quote John`s AWWW report last week in my own logs, but it`s in DXLD 18-38 imminently (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Sept 22 at 0602-0616 UT: 855(2), 837, 783, 774, 729, 648, 621, 612, 585, 558(2), 531; 882, 918?, *936, 1017, 1026, 1044, 1098(2), 1107, 1125, 1134, 1215, 1224. *936 the strongest, presumed Agadir, Morocco; (2) = some have at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1710 UT September 22

Media & Tech - 22/09/2018

Heusweiler, Saar MW masts demolished

The MW masts at Heusweiler, Germany, once used on 1422 kHz with 1200 kilowatts were demolished yesterday. This report from mediamagazine.nl (translated from Dutch) includes link to film of the demolition:

On Friday evening the transmission masts for the medium wave were dismantled in the German Heusweiler. The masts were blown up around 7:30 PM.

The transmission masts in Heusweiler (Saarland) were put into operation in 1935. The Europawelle Saar program was broadcast for a large number of years via this channel at 1422 kHz. By using a very large capacity of up to 1200 kilowatts, the broadcasts of this programme could be heard in large parts of Europe.

Also in the former East Germany the channel was still to receive and was listened to a lot. From 1994 up to and including 2015, the national programme Deutschlandfunk was broadcast via this channel. From 2015, the broadcasts were stopped via the medium wave.

Radio is increasingly being listened to digitally and as a result it was no longer profitable to broadcast via the medium wave. The medium wave is no longer broadcast in Germany. Incidentally, there are still broadcasts on the long-wave from Germany. The French commercial radio station Europe 1 broadcasts at 183 kHz from Germany.

The "unemployed" radio masts were dismantled on Friday evening. Around 19.30 hours the connectors of the guy wires, which are connected to the transmitter mast, were blown up and the two transmitter 120 metre masts were destroyed. A small auxiliary mast in the neighbourhood was also blown up. In order to ensure that the dismantling is carried out safely, an adjacent highway was closed for a few hours.

The transmitter masts in Heusweiler were one of the last large masts that were used for medium wave transmissions and had not yet been dismantled. Earlier this year, radio masts were dismantled in Aholming, Donebach, Tannfeld and Nordkirchen.

https://mediamagazine.nl/duitsland-zendmasten-voor-middengolf-in-heusweiler-ontmanteld/

Direct link to film on youtube: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=G1udlYq1SM0
(via Alan Pennington, Sept 22, bdxc-news iog via DXLD)

SWLDXBulgaria News, Sept.21-22

CUBA   Fair signal of Radio Rebelde in 60mb on Sept.22:
from 0525 on  5025 BAU 050 kW / non-dir to Cuba Spanish
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/fair-signal-of-radio-rebelde-in-60mb-on.html

CUBA   Weak signal of Radio Habana Cuba in 60mb, Sept.22
from 0532 on  5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba English:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/weak-signal-of-radio-habana-cuba-in.html

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9400 kHz, Sept.22:
0815-0820 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/mystery-egyptian-music-station-on-9400.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via TDF Issoudun, Sept.21:
1600-1630 on 17770 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri, poor/weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_22.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Dengê Welat via TDF Issoudun on Sept.22
0230-0500 on  9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, very good
0500-0600 on 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/very-good-signal-of-denge-welat-via-tdf.html

GERMANY   Reception of HCJB Germany via Weenermoor, Sept.22:
from 0608 on  5920 WNM 1.5 kW / 145 deg to SEEu German, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-hcjb-germany-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Some changes of Media Broadcast MBR:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/some-changes-of-media-broadcast-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, Sept.21
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_22.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting BVB via MBR Nauen, Sept.22
0700-0730 on  5945 NAU 100 kW / 260 deg to WeEu English Sat, good:
Today Sept.22 no signal from Hamburger Lokalradio HLR on 6190 kHz CUSB
0631-0700 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat - WOR#1948
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_22.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Sept.22:
from 0601 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#03
At same time  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg via tx#1, no signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_22.html

JAPAN(non)   New frequency of Furusato no Kaze via Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1405-1435 NF  6070 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese, ex 7325
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/new-frequency-of-furusato-no-kaze-via.html

JAPAN(non)   Frequency changes of JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1600-1700 NF  6090 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 7215 as follows
1600-1630 Chinese Mon; Japanese Tue/Sat; Korean Wed/Fri/Sun; English Thu
1630-1700 Korean Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat; Japanese Tue/Sun; English Thu
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/frequency-changes-of-jsr-shiokaze-sea.html

PALAU(non)   Furusato no Kaze via T8WH Angel 5 on Sept.21
1430-1500 on  9960 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Japanese
1600-1630 on  9960 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Japanese
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/good-signal-of-furusato-no-kaze-via.html

PALAU(non)   Nippon no Kaze via T8WH Angel 5 on Sept.21
1500-1530 on  9975 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Korean
1530-1600 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/good-signal-of-nippon-no-kaze-via-t8wh.html

ROMANIA(non)   IRRS Radio City via RADIOCOM Săftica on Sept.22:
0800-0900 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-irrs-radio-city-via_22.html

RUSSIA   Reception of GTRK Adygeya / Adygeyan Radio on Sept.21:
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-gtrk-adygeya-adygeyan_22.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey without very odd frequencies on Sept.22
1000-1055 on  9655.0 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georg.same on Sept.21
1000-1025 on  9855.0 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar, 9855.7 Sept.21
0830-0955 on 11795.0 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Farsi-11795.7 Sept.21
Other 2 frequencies in Turkish 11675 and 13635 are also on nom.xxxxx.0:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/trt-voice-of-turkey-without-very-odd.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan on Sept.21
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_22.html

USA   WWCR-2 World Wide Christian Radio/University Network, Sept.22:
from 0515 on  5935 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/wwcr-2-world-wide-christian.html

USA   Reception of WWCR-3 World Wide Christian Radio, Sept.22
from 0520 on  4840 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-wwcr-3-world-wide.html


--

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

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

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

Radio Kuwait DRM


Ottimo segnale di Radio Kuwait in DRM su 13650 kHz alle 1800 UTC il 21 settembre.. Allegati screenshot e clip audio con identificazione. Condizioni di lavoro: Kenwood TS-440 e antenna Beverage. Convertitore 455/12 kHz autocostruito.. QTH: Tortorici, provincia di Messina. 




--
 ITALIAN AMATEUR RADIO STATION 
 I T 9 T Z Z 
 ESCLUSIVAMENTE IN TELEGRAFIA 
 Sito web> www.webalice.it/it9tzz 
QRZ.com page> www.qrz.com/db/it9tzz

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 22/09/2018

Agenda DX 22/09/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Libre, Paraguay 1200 Khz (1997)
Radio Reforma, Panama 860 Khz (1956)
ORF, Austria 6155 Khz (1922)

venerdì 21 settembre 2018

Radio City, via IRRS on air now

ITALY/ROMANIA, 7290, Radio City via IRRS, *1759-1804 , 21-09, tuning music, id. : “This is IRRS in Milano signing on” , “Radio City the station of the cars, Radio Ciudad la voz de los coches...” pop songs in English. 45444.


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

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

Media & Tech - 21/09/2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 20-21, 2018

** CUBA. 13740, Sept 21 at 1418, China Plus relay in English is very undermodulated; must turn up the volume compared to e.g. 13700 RHC Spanish; at least the two are not producing spurs today. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 774, Sept 21 at 1200, I am interrupting a 9-kHz bandscan (see UNIDENTIFIED) just in time to hear the NHK top-of-hour final prolonged timesignal chime, from 500 kW NHK-2, JOUB, Akita, on the NW coast of Honshu, but remains the #1 MW TP signal here, and despite splash from nearby 780 KSPI Stillwater, worsened since that flipped to music format. Along with 693, 747 & 828, other superpower NHKs, 774 stronger than other carriers thruout my monitoring span today between 1150 and 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Sept 21 at 1417, K6FRC beacon from California barely audible enough to copy vs CODAR. Usually inaudible, and I wonder if it be on the air always or not? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1, Thursday September 20 at 2124, WBCQ in an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback, with Angela and caller discussing texting replacing phoning or other human contact. Yes, Thu 21-22 is now on schedule
http://wbcq.com/schedule/
as Available Time Slot, among several others. It also still claims Glenn Hauser`s World of Radio airs on 9330 every day at 2330, except Saturdays 2130!!! NOT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 9455 & 7490, re Hal Turner show replaced by music Sept 20 after 0100 on WRMI & WBCQ, Richard Langley replies on the WOR iog:

``He had a power surge in the studio just before scheduled airtime and had to reboot everything. Details here: http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/world-news/3174-archive-hal-turner-show-sept-19 
-- not that I'm interested in most of his drivel. I noticed the late airing on 9455 kHz when turning the bands around 0200 UT, hearing the "Star Spangled Banner" performed "cringeworthy" by Madison Rising. Looks like WRMI managed to transmit the second hour live. -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search Sept 20 at 0605-0613 UT: 846 (this one only presumed TP Kiritimati); 855, 1044, 1116, 1125, 1215, 1413, 531, 558, 774, 828.

Sept 21 at 0246 while computers, TVs, etc. are also running: 1044-NE, 1215, 1503.

Sept 21 at 0600 with other devices off: 774, 747, 738, 639, 612, 558, 855, 882, [no 846], 936, 1017, 1098, 1107, 1125.

Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search Sept 21 at 1150-1159 on R75 with E-W longwire: 558, 594(2), 603, 612, 621, 657, 666, 675, *693, 702, 711, 747, 756, 765, *774, 792, 819, *828(2), 837, 846, 855, 873, 909, 927, 936, 972, 1035, 1044, 1098, 1134, 1287. I then hasten back to 774; see JAPAN. * here means strongest signals, surely also NHK; (2) means (at least) two carriers beating.

Sept 21 at 1202-1215 UT, another search this time on the rotatable DX-398 with DF notations for most: 558-NW, 594-SSE? (beware, probably the KZLS 1640 spur I tracked down a few years ago), 612-WSW, 675-NW, 684-WSW, *693-NW, 702(2)-WSW, 765-WSW, *774-NW, 792-NW, 828-NW, 846-NW, 882(2), 891-NW, 936-WSW, 972-NW, 1035(2)-NW, 1053-NW, 1098-W, 1134-NW. 828 is still in at 1218, almost sunrise 1219 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7466.75-USB, Sept 21 at 0552, strange net with multiple stations, including some Spanish words but otherwise unknown language; whistling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1533 UT September 21

SWLDXBulgaria News, Sept.20-21

BANGLADESH   Reception of Bangladesh Betar in 31mb, Sept.20:
1315-1345 on  9455 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Nepali, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-bangladesh-betar-in-31mb.html

FRANCE   Reception of Radio France International on Sept.21:
0600-0700 on 11830 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf English, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-radio-france-international.html

GERMANY   Additional broadcast of New Shortwave Radio for Europe from Sept.18:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/additional-broadcast-of-new-shortwave.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Sept.21:
0651&0709 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#03
At same time  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg via tx#1, no signal
*Arabic/Serbian nx & the transmitter switches off at 0805UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_21.html

GUINEA & SAUDI ARABIA   Radio Guinée & Radio Riyadh on 9650 kHz on Sept.21
from 0705 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French Radio Guinée, co-ch
from 0855 on  9650 RIY 100 kW / non-dir to N/ME Ar Holy Quran Radio Riyadh
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/radio-guinee-radio-riyadh-on-9650-khz_21.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of Radio Kuwait in English on Sept.21
0500-0800 on 15529.7 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/good-signal-of-radio-kuwait-in-english_21.html

NIGERIA(non)   Dandal Kura Radio Int via Issoudun & Woofferton, Sept.21:
0600-0700 on 11910 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, very good signal
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, fair/good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/dandal-kura-radio-international-via_21.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb on Sept.21:
0930-0936 on 12140 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB/AM, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-25mb_21.html

NUMBERS STATION   Fair signal of S11a Cherta in 41mb on Sept.21:
1020-1023 on  7469 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/fair-signal-of-s11a-cherta-in-41mb-on.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical (not BVBroadcasting) via SPL Secretbrod, Sept.20
1700-1800 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs English, instead BVBroadcasting Farsi
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/brother-hystairical-not-bvbroadcasting_21.html

TAIWAN(non)   Reception of Furusato no Kaze via Tamshui, Sept.20
1600-1630 on  9470 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-furusato-no-kaze-via.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   National Unity Radio via Dushanbe, Sept.20
1200-1500 on  9885 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-national-unity-radio-via.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Living Water Ministry Broadcasting via Dushanbe, Sept.20:
1500-1600 on  9470 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-living-water-ministry.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey on odd frequencies 11795.7/9855.7 kHz on Sept.21
0830-0955 on 11795.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Persian, instead of 11795.0
1000-1025 on  9855.7 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar, instead of nom.9855:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/trt-voice-of-turkey-on-odd-frequencies_21.html

U.K.(non)   Radio ERGO via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya on Sept.20
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-radio-ergo-via-babcock-al_21.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya, Sept.20
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-twr-africa-via-babcock-al.html

USA   Good signal of World Harvest Radio Int Angel 2 in English and French on Sept.21:
0430-0500 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Fri-various relogious programs
0500-0515 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu French Fri - La Voix Des Eaux Vivantes
0515-0600 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Fri-various relogious programs
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/world-harvest-radio-int-angel-2-in.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Voice of Wilderness via Tashkent, Sept.20
1330-1530 on  7625 TAC 100 kW / 070 deg to NEAs Korean, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-voice-of-wilderness-via_21.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   North Korea Reform Radiovia Tashkent, Sept.20
1430-1530 on  7580 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-north-korea-reform_21.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Voice of Martyrs via Tashkent on Sept.20:
1530-1600 on  7505 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-voice-of-martyrs-via_21.html

--

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

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

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

Ascolti AM Luca Botto Fiora

Ascolti AM
(orari UTC)

1593 18.09.18 2103-2123 F BRETAGNE 5, FF, IDs YL. Co-ch Romania. IN-SF LB
6070 08.09.18 1807-1817 D R. OBERLAUSITZ INT.-CH292, GG, IDs OM. IN-BN LB
6070 08.09.18 1900-1910 D R. COLLADO-CH292, SS, IDs OM. IN-BN LB
6070 09.09.18 1312-1322 D R. POWER RUMPEL-CH292, GG, IDs OM. IN-SF LB
6070 16.09.18 1200-1210 D JAKE FM, EE-GG, IDs OM e A. Franklin. SF LB
6230 14.09.18 1900-1910 PIR COAST FM, EE, nxs YL, jingle, oldies 80s. IN-SF LB
6375.9 14.09.18 1556-1606 PIR R. 319, EE, IDs YL e oldies 60s. IN-SF LB
11910 12.09.18 0602-0612 F DANDAL KURA, Kanuri, tk OM. IN-SF LB

SEGNALE-SIGNAL
IN - Insufficiente-Poor
SF - Sufficiente-Fair
BN - Buono-Good
MB - Molto Buono-Very Good

***

Luca Botto Fiora (SWL I1-0799GE)
QTH: Rapallo (Genova) - Italia
G. C. 44° 21' 15.2" N / 9° 13' 37.8" E

***

RICEVITORI                                                                                                                          
R7 Drake - VR5000DSP Yaesu - PL660 Tecsun

ANTENNE
Loop in ferrite di 75 cm ACA (modificata con LW-VLF)
Dipolo 16 metri con balun 4:1 e isolatore di linea coassiale

ACCESSORI
(per loop MW-VLF)
Preamplificatore RF K0LR-WA1ION autocostruito
-
(per dipolo HF)
Eliminatore di QRM MFJ 1026 (con modifica W8JI)
Preamplificatore RF kit LX1456 NE

SOFTWARE
(Mac OS X 10.6.8)
Audacity 2.2.0 (acquisizione-conversione audio)
DXToolbox 4.4.0 demo (propagazione)
HourWorld 3.5.1 demo (orologio mondiale)
Multimode 6.6 demo Black Cat Systems (UTEs)
TimePalette 6.3.1 demo (orologio mondiale)
-
(Android 4.1.1)
Daylight World Map (orologio mondiale)

Agenda DX 21/09/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
R. For Peace International, Costarica (1987)
R. CBN Tropical, Brasile 1190 Khz (1984)
Radio Cosmos, Perù 770 - 6095 Khz (1974)
KSCO, California 1080 Khz (1966)


FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa dell'Indipendenza in Belize

giovedì 20 settembre 2018

Media & Tech - 20/09/2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 18-19-20, 2018

** CUBA. 6060, Sept 20 at 0136, this RHC Spanish frequency is off. 6000 English is suptorted, while 6165 is not distorted, but undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Sept 18 at 2052, hearing Radio Martí // 11930 over jamming, but no RHC --- until soon RHC Portuguese begins to emerge underneath, as Brazuguese also on 12000 at 2054, S7-S8 with squeal. 12000 is not supposed to start until 2100 in Spanish; 11860 is supposed to be in Arabic at 2030, Portuguese back at 2000. We observed the same anomalies recently. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 7550, Sept 18 at 2041, JBA carrier, presumed AIR GOS instead of in DRM. Others report this is sometimes DRM, sometimes not. Seems they have a lot of problems keeping it going (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Sept 18 at 1805, African Pathways Radio on MWV, with its usual condescending advice on how Africans should live their lives, treat their spouses; offering literature to convert Muslims. Notable only that this quasi-antipodal station is quite listenable on the G8 pocket portable with telescopic antenna only as I am dining at an Enid restaurant a meter from a south-facing window. The repeat at 2048 heard on the home rig is only a JBA carrier, like everything else on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. In previous report I neglected to mention the center frequency, altho it would have been obvious:

15376 & 15384, Sept 17 at 1340, BSKSA Holy Qur`an is flanked by noisy spurs plus and minus approx. 4 kHz from 15380. Maybe related to the pitch of the singing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9805, Sept 18 at 0620, open carrier at S4-S6, 0621 brief tone test, 0622 a few words of Spanish and off*; sounds like Radio Martí, and indeed similar talk continues as I quickly switch to 7335 which is S9+30/40.. 9805 no doubt an advance tuneup test at Greenville for the RM transmission not really starting until 1000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1948 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday September 18 at 2042 the 2030 on WRMI 7780, very poor S7-S2. Listed // 5950 VP vs storm noise instead with Jeff White narrating another of the three dozen repeats of Wavescan. At 2155, no 2130 WOR either on 5950 or 7780; those and 9395 are all playing different music. WRMI program sked has still not been updated, showing WOR Tue at 2030 & 2130 both on 7780 & 5950. WOR not aired either at 2330 Tue Sept 18 nor Wed Sept 19 on WBCQ 9330, just BS. 

Confirmed Wednesday Sept 19 at 2103 tune-in on WRMI 9955, equally very poor on WBCQ 7490v, first on portable, then on home rig where 9955 is better --- and virtually synchronized with 7490v, so this week 9955 playout must not have started one semi-minute later. Next:

2330 UT Thursday  WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
2330 UT Friday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0629 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1230 UT Saturday  WINB   9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2130 UT Saturday  WBCQ   9330v [maybe, or 2330?] to WSW
0310vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
1030 UT Sunday    HLR    9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE
2330 UT Sunday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
2330 UT Monday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7730 [or 1949?] to WNW
2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 5950 [or 1949?]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, updated Sept 18:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, UT Thu Sept 20 at 0108, WRMI with music rather than weekly Hal Turner talkshow; 9455 on air this night only and supposed to be // 7490v WBCQ, but music fill there too, different. Both must have lost feed or suddenly canceled? 0111 WRMI with Oldies-style ID, and the canned one about the Everglades, ``back to the music``. So Oldies gets a frequency while 9395 is occupied by Argentina in English. Rechecking 7490 at 0113, now Hal Turner is on WBCQ talking about Israel, but 9455 still music, ditto at 0122, and 0132 when 9395 has reverted to music too but not //.

Meanwhile I checked the other WRMI frequencies circa 0112: 5950 algo in Spanish, so not // 9395 with RAE English as still shown on sked. 5010 still on air with religion in Spanish, despite shown off after 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 19 at 0634: only 936, none lower (except 846 presumed TP Kiribati).

Regarding the stronger-than-others JBA TA carriers I have been getting on 936 kHz, here`s another report regarding that:

``MARROCOS, 936. Ago 26, 2018. 0010-0035, SNRT*-Al Idaâ Al Amazighia, Agadir-MRC, em Berbere. Conversação entre a locutora e uma ouvinte, ao telefone, provavelmente; Uma canção berbere, suponho. Apesar de estar entre duas emissoras brasileiras OM ativas (930 e 940 kHz, a saber: Radio Liberdade, Aracajú-SE, filiada Band e Super Radio Brasil, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, respectivamente). Al Idaâ tem recepção satisfatória por aqui, 34433. Minha primeira sintonia desta emissora.

936. Ago 27, 2018. 0154-0210, SNRT-Al Idaâ Al Amazighia, Agadir, em Berbere. Locutora em conversação com um senhor; 0200 Canções berberes,
interpretadas por cantor, cantora e coral de vozes. Hoje, apresenta recepção pobre entre nós, 35432.

*Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision.
Fonte da pesquisa desta Emissora:
https://www.mwlist.org/mwlist_quick_and_easy.php?area=1&kHz=936
(José Ronaldo Xavier (JRX) - PR7036SWL (SWARL), 
Cabedelo-Paraiba, Brasil (UTC-3), Conexion Digital Sept 16 via DXLD)``

That source gives power as 400 kW: ``400 Thomson S7HP tx, max 400 kW, la: Tamazight (Berber), Tachelhit, Rifain, ar // 711 1044`` JRX says he heard it for the first time August 26, which may also imply the power increase was recent (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 19 at 1126-1131 on the R75 with E-W longwire: 1098, 936, 891, 846, 828, 774, 747, 666, 612, 594.

Immediately repeating the search on the DX-398 which I can rotate for DF, Sept 19 at 1133-1142: 594-NW, 612-WSW, 747-NW, 774-NW, 846-W, 936-WSW, 972-NW, 1017-?, 1035-?, 1098-?, 1512-WSW. NW points to E Asia such as Japan, Korea; WSW to Australia or NZ; W to other Pacific islands. Sunrise at Enid 1217 UT. My neighbor Richard N Allen, with more antenna gain, was also active this morning with audio from Japan before and after 1200 on 594, 774, 828 and carrier maybe Korea on 972 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0324 UT September 20

Agenda DX 20/09/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Santiago, Perù 5730 Khz (1996)
Rikisutvarpid, Islanda 738 Khz (1930)
Radio Tupi, Rio de Janeiro 1280 Khz (1929)

mercoledì 19 settembre 2018

Media & Tech - 19/09/2018

Pakistan: Vers le 100% DRM sur ondes moyennes et en VHF FM

Contrairement à l'Inde, le Pakistan Broadcasting Corp. (Radio Pakistan) est intéressé par déploiement DRM en premier lieu sur la bande FM, et dans une seconde phase sur ondes moyennes.

A l'heure où on tente de nous imposer le DAB+ dans nos contrées, il est intéressant de regarder pourquoi l'Inde et le Pakistan (et plusieurs autre pays ont opté pour le DRM.

La première raison est que le DRM n'impose pas aux utilisateurs l'achat de nouveaux récepteurs car les émetteurs peuvent diffuser le signal analogique en plus du numérique ! C'est un facteur important dans des pays où on respecte également la population moins fortunée.

La seconde raison est que le DRM utilise sans frais les installations d'antenne et que les émetteurs actuels peuvent être adaptés : les émetteurs FM, qui transmettent normalement des signaux analogiques, peuvent facilement être converti en DRM + en ajoutant juste un petit module.

La troisième raison est que la couverture maximum est obtenue rapidement alors que l'implantation d'un nouveau réseau en DAB prend des années.. et encore on ne vous parle pas des zones d'ombres : N'oublions pas que la propagation est meilleure dans la bande II (88 MHz à 108 MHz) utilisée par la FM/DRM que dans la bande III (174 MHz à 240 MHz), utilisée par le DAB.

Le point déterminent du choix de DRM a été que les émetteurs DAB ne supporte pas l'analogique et ne fonctionne que dans le mode numérique.

Ghulam Mujaddid, ingénieur principal de la diffusion à la PBC, a mis en place un émetteur FM GatesAir avec équipement en DRM. Les tests en DRM + dans la bande FM ont eu lieu, au quartier général de la Pakistan Broadcasting Corp. à Islamabad. Dès le début 2017, le décision d'opter pour le DRM a été prise.

La décision d'équiper en premier lieu les émetteurs FM est due au fait que le population urbaine est très importante importante et que c'est un public technologiquement progressiste et plus riche que la population rurale. Les habitants étaient plus intéressés par l'achat de nouveaux récepteurs numériques DRM.

Bien que l'Inde et le Pakistan ne soient pas toujours des états amis, le choix de l'un a certainement influencer le choix de l'autre : compatibilité du matériel, grande frontière commune.

Le fait d'équiper en premier lieu les émetteurs FM et la grande discrétion de Radio Pakistan ont fait que l'on a peux parler du développement du réseau. Les seules infos qui ont filtré était le choix du système en 2017.
À l'heure actuelle, près d'une quarantaine d'émetteurs FM sont capable de diffuser en DRM +

La moitié du parc a été adapté et l'autre moitié a été achetée. GatesAir semble être le fournisseur.

PBC a déjà des émetteurs de 10 kW, 100 kW et 400 kW sur ondes moyennes qui sont pleinement capables de supporter la diffusion en DRM30, toutefois, l'adaptation est plus coûteuse que pour les émetteurs FM.
Selon Khurshid Malik, son directeur général, « la technologie DRM aidera les auditeurs à travers le pays à profiter des diffusions claires de Radio Pakistan et attirera certainement de plus en plus d'auditeurs à l'écoute de nos émissions ». Il a également insisté sur la nécessité d'améliorer le contenu des programmes. (media-radio.info)

Il Museo della Radio e della Televisione e' accessibile e merita una visita

In occasione delle Giornate Europee del Patrimonio 2018, la RAI e il Centro Ricerche e Innovazione Tecnologica di Torino della RAI stessa, hanno organizzato per il 22 e 23 settembre prossimi un’apertura straordinaria del Museo della Radio e della Televisione, che prevede tre visite guidate dedicate alle persone con disabilità sensoriali (ore 15 del sabato e ore 11 e 15 della domenica: è gradita la prenotazione via e-mail, all’indirizzo: ufficio.pilota@rai.it).
Inaugurato pochi mesi fa, il Museo si trova nella sede RAI di Torino in Via Verdi, 16, ed è stato progettato e allestito in modo da essere fruibile in autonomia da persone cieche, ipovedenti, sorde o ipoacusiche, grazie ad una serie di accorgimenti tattili e tecnici all’avanguardia.
Per le persone con disabilità visiva sono state allestite vetrine con audiodescrizione dettagliata degli strumenti esposti e la possibilità di toccare una decina di oggetti legati al mondo delle radiotrasmissioni del secolo scorso, sempre supportati da audiodescrizione fruibile in autonomia dal proprio smartphone.
Per le persone sorde, invece, sono presenti installazioni video, attive ventiquattr’ore su ventiquattro, con sottotitoli ed avatar che riproducono in Lingua dei Segni le descrizioni degli oggetti esposti dentro e fuori le vetrine.

Durante il periodo di progettazione e allestimento, la curatrice del Museo, Maria Mussi Bollini, ha chiesto la collaborazione di esperti delle principali Associazioni di persone con disabilità, tra cui l’ADV (Associazione Disabili Visivi), l’APRI (Associazione Pro Retinopatici e Ipovedenti), l’UICI (Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti) e l’ENS (Ente Nazionale Sordi), nonché dell’Università di Torino, per effettuare con competenza le scelte tecniche più adatte anche sulla lunghezza e il livello di dettaglio delle audiodescrizioni.
Il 9 luglio scorso, il rappresentante dell’ADV Piemonte, Michele Rosso, è intervenuto in conferenza stampa dopo avere effettuato una visita guidata, confermando l’efficacia e l’accessibilità del percorso all’interno della sala, ma suggerendo anche la necessità di installare percorsi tattiloplantari LVE (Loges Vet Evolution), per il raggiungimento della sala dall’esterno del Museo in autonomia, da parte di persone cieche con il proprio bastone bianco, che senza accompagnatore siano guidate dapprima alla mappa tattile con i dettagli della sala e quindi all’ingresso della stessa.
Anche chi scrive, in rappresentanza dell’ADV, ha avuto l’onore di un invito a una speciale visita guidata, lo scorso 8 settembre, invitando anche una piccola delegazione di Soci dell’APRI. Insieme abbiamo potuto sperimentare e verificare la fruibilità del percorso in autonomia all’interno della sala del Museo e dato alcuni suggerimenti migliorativi.
Il percorso stesso si articola su diciassette vetrine audiodescritte che circondano la sala museale su tre lati ed è possibile seguirlo con le dita, tramite una riga tattile sul vetro. All’interno di ciascuna teca sono esposti diversi strumenti di vario tipo degli anni passati, risalenti al secolo scorso e fino ai giorni nostri, utilizzati per le radiotrasmissioni e le video trasmissioni. È un percorso, quindi, che consente di fare un vero e proprio “tuffo nel passato”, come hanno detto alcuni amici presenti.
Seguendo con le dita la traccia tattile sul vetro, si individua la finestrella in cui è posizionato un QR Code che, inquadrato con la telecamera del proprio smartphone, collegato alla rete WiFi del Museo, consente di far partire l’audiodescrizione del contenuto della vetrina.
Il sistema è carino e divertente, pur risultando a volte un po’ macchinoso nel funzionamento, a causa probabilmente di riflessi luminosi che possono disturbare la telecamera. In ogni caso non è necessario scaricare alcuna app, al momento che ormai i più recenti smartphone hanno già attivo il sistema di lettura dei QR Code.

Sarebbe bellissimo poter toccare tutto, ci sono oggetti mai visti sia per competenza che per ovvie ragioni temporali, ma ciascuna vetrina è chiusa per salvaguardarne il contenuto, in quanto il museo non è presidiato, pur essendo videosorvegliato, con entrata libera dal lunedì al venerdì, che segue orari aziendali.
La particolarità, tuttavia, è che lungo il percorso sono stati scelti alcuni oggetti da poter esplorare al tatto, esposti su appositi sostegni esterni che si alternano alle vetrine ed è possibile essere guidati nell’esplorazione, sempre da una registrazione audio attivabile come già sopra descritto.
Qualche esempio: il pulsante per la generazione del codice Morse; un mezzo busto di Guglielmo Marconi; il vecchio telefono da centralino; lo “storico” telefono a parete; la possibilità di toccare e aprire una radio a valvole, anche all’interno; il microfono con il supporto circolare usato dalle “Sorelle Bandiera”; una telecamera degli Anni Ottanta; un esemplare dei primi registratori con pizza e così via.

Riteniamo che una visita sia senz’altro da consigliare, anche perché molti degli strumenti esposti nelle vetrine – tra cui le prime antenne, i primi apparecchi televisivi e radiofonici – sono noti solo ai radioamatori e ai più anziani, ma del tutto sconosciuti ai più giovani. Pertanto il Museo costituisce una ricca fonte storica, allestita in maniera lineare, che risulta comunque originale e divertente.
Non resta che ringraziare i rappresentanti del Centro Ricerche e Innovazione Tecnologica della RAI, il responsabile della produzione RAI di Torino e in particolare la curatrice del Museo, per il lavoro che stanno facendo e l’attenzione costante ai nostri suggerimenti.
di Stefania Leone, (Superando.it del 19-09-2018)

Membro del gruppo di esperti ICT (Tecnologie dell’Informazione e della Comunicazione) dell’EDF (European Disability Forum), con delega sulle medesime problematiche per l’ADV (Associazione Disabili Visivi), federata alla FISH (Federazione Italiana per il Superamento dell’Handicap).