sabato 25 settembre 2021

SWLDXBulgaria News, September 24-25

ARMENIA(non) Trans World Radio India in Kurux on 13690 kHz via CJSC Yerevan, September 24
1309-1315 on 13690 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs 6 min. open carrier/dead air & TWR India IS
1315-1330 on 13690 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Kurukh Wed-Fri. Good via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/trans-world-radio-india-in-kurux-on.html

ARMENIA(non) Trans World Radio India in English on 13690 kHz via CJSC Yerevan, September 24:
1430-1500 on 13690 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Fri. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/trans-world-radio-india-in-english-on.html

ARMENIA(non) TWR India relay FEBA Radio Pakistan in Urdu on 13690 kHz via CJSC Yerevan, September 24
1500-1530 on 13690 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Urdu Daily. Very good signal via SDR Tambov in Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/twr-india-relay-feba-rpakistan-on-13690.html

CUBA Radio Habana Cuba on wrong Spanish on 5040 kHz via Bauta, September 25
0500-0600 on 5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish, instead of English!!
Very good via SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA. Something`s always wrong at RHC Bauta
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-habana-cuba-in-spanish-on-5040_25.html

CUBA Unscheduled of Radio Habana Cuba in Spanish on 5040 kHz via Bauta, September 25
0600-0700 on 5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish in A-21 scheduled till 0600UTC
Very good via SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA. Something`s always wrong at Bauta transmitter!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/unscheduled-of-rhc-in-spanish-on-5040.html

ETHIOPIA Fair signal of Radio Ethiopia Home Service on 7110 kHz unknown tx, September 25:
from 0530 on 7110 unknown kW / unknown to EaAf Afan Oromo via SDR Newton New Hempshire, USA
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-ethiopia-home-service-on-7110-khz.html

GERMANY Deutscher Wetterdienst DWD on 5905 kHz and 6180 kHz via Pinneberg, September 25:
0600-0630 on 5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German. Good signal via SDR Heimiswil, SUI
0600-0630 on 6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German. Good signal via SDR Heimiswil, SUI
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/deutscher-wetterdienst-on-5905-6180-via_25.html

GERMANY Reception of Evangelische Missions Gemeinden on 6055 kHz via MBR Nauen on September 26
1030-1100 on 6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun. Very good via SDR Heimiswil, SUI
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/evangelische-missions-gemeinden-on-6055_25.html

GERMANY(non) Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation on 15420 kHz via MBR Nauen on September 24:
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Fri/Sun. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/voice-of-oromo-liberation-on-15420-via_25.html

GERMANY(non) Deutsche Welle Bundesliga on 15195 and 15350 kHz via MBR Issoudun, September 25:
1325-1530 on 15350 ISS 500 kW / 175 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS
// frequency 15195 ISS 500 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat good signal, BUT TX ON/OFF AND ON/OFF
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/dw-bundesliga-on-15195-15350-khz-via.html

GUAM Very good signal of FEBA Radio India on 11590 kHz via KTWR Asia Agana, September 24
1245-1300 on 11590 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to SoAs Malayalam Thu-Sat via SDR Tambov in Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/feba-radio-india-on-11590-khz-via-ktwr.html

NETHERLANDS Good signal of Brazilian Radio Onda on 6140 kHz via Margraten, September 25
from 00602 on 6140 MRT 001 kW / non-dir to WeEu Portuguese Sat/Sun via SDR Heimiswil, SUI.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/brazilian-radio-onda-on-6140-khz-via.html

PHILIPPINES(non) Vatican Radio Mass in Chinese on 9720 kHz via USAGM Tinang, September 25
1230-1310 on 9720 PHT 250 kW / 315 det to EaAs Chinese Sat. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/vatican-radio-mass-in-chinese-on-9720_25.html

SAUDI ARABIA Weak/fair signal of Radio Saudi International in French on 17660 kHz via Riyadh, September 24:
from 1400 on 17660 RIY 500 kW / 270 deg to WCAf French. Double audio with 5 seconds delay via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-saudi-international-in-french-on.html

SECRETLAND(non) Reception of Brother Stair on 9400 kHz via SPL Secretbrod, September 24
from 1600 on 9400*SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English. Good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS.
*1600-1700 on 9405 TSH 250 kW / 225 deg to SoAs English Radio Taiwan International QRMing
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-brother-stair-on-9400-via.html

TAIWAN(non) Reception of National Unity Radio Free Chosun on 9475 kHz via Tamsui, September 24
1200-1458 on 9475 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/national-unity-radio-free-chosun-on_25.html

TAIWAN(non) Nippon no Kaze and other station on 9940 kHz via Paochung on September 24
1300-1330 on 9940 PAO 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean. Very good via SDR Tambov Russia
Other station is also in Korean, probably also clandestine, not // on 9475 or 11510 kHz
same time on 9475 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean NU Radio Free Chosun via Tamsui.
same time on 11510 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean R.Free North Korea via Tashkent.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/nippon-no-kaze-and-other-station-on.html

TAIWAN(non) Reception of Furusato no Kaze on 9705 kHz via Paochung, September 24
1330-1357 on 9705 PAO 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/taiwannon-reception-of-furusato-no-kaze.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Reception of Voice of Martyrs on 9930 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 25
1200-1230 on 9930 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Daily. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/voice-of-martyrs-on-9930-khz-via_25.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) North Korean Democratization Committee on 9900 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 25
1400-1430 on 9900 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Tue/Thu/Sat CDNK. Good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/cdnk-on-9900-khz-via-rrtm-telecom_25.html

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73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

High power transmitters at world’s highest radio station at Humbatingla in Kargil to be inaugurated today

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur will inaugurate high power transmitters at world’s highest radio station at Humbatingla in Kargil.

AIR correspondent reports, at an altitude of 13 thousand 300 feet from mean sea level, each 10kW High Power Transmitters of All India Radio FM radio station and Doordarshan will improve the transmission and the reach in the region especially in Kargil and Batalik sectors. With the inauguration of highest elevated transmitters, people in the mountainous region would get better quality services of AIR and DD. The new transmitters are part of Government’s efforts to improve information reach to the public, especially to the bordering villages in Ladakh.

In the meantime, responding to the appeals from several quarters including Member of Parliament Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh CEC Tashi Gyaltson, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur announced to double the transmission of Ladakhi News and Programs on DD Kashir DTH platform from October. Similarly, Anurag Thakur also assured to improve All India Radio transmission services to reach every nook and corner of Ladakh region.

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 25/09/2021

Polish Radio 225 kHz off for maintenance

Just to let you know that Polish Radio Programme 1 longwave transmitter on 225 kHz located in Solec Kujawski will be switched off for maintenance from September 27, 0610 UTC to October 10, 1700UTC. (Wojtek Zaremba, Legionowo, Poland via HCDX ml)

Glenn Hauser logs September 24-25, 2021

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer search, Sept 24 at 1347: 12850 JBA Chinese; 13130 & 13190 JBA carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Fri Sept 24 at 2200, token English from REE is only S6-S9 here; 11940 second in strength S6-S8 but distorted again/still; 15520 S3-S5 and 11670 even worse (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2105 monitoring: confirmed first broadcasts on WRMIs, UT Friday September 24 at 0130: 5850 VG S9+20/30 direct; 7780 S9+10 but sounds much weaker and noisier.

Also confirmed UT Fri Sept 24 at 0330 on WRMI 5985, S7-S9 somewhat noisy into Bonaire, preceded by IS & ID loop until ``top of the hour`` [not]; WOR playback on this one sounds slightly reverbed.

Also confirmed Fri Sept 24 at 1815 on IRRS via Italia AM 918 kHz, VG S9+25 into nearby Noale SDR; tuned in at 1811 during a COVID discussion about nurses on strike at St. Vincent hospital, Massachusetts, which was chopped off in progress for quick IRRS ID and WOR. Supposed to be // 7290 IRRS monitored on UTwente: its carrier was on by 1811, S9/+10, but modulation not turned on until 1816 as the WOR theme and billboard were almost finished. I hope they both stayed with WOR until it finished.

Also confirmed on 918 only, Fri Sept 24 at 2030, as above but now with slight music undercurrent QRM, Spain? This one also interrupted another talk program in American accent about T****. Now that we`re on 918 Friday at 1815 already, it might be more diverse to move the 2030 replay from Friday to Saturday, if feasible. Next:

0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NE
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW; 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support; thanks this week to Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous quarterly equinoxial check to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7489.9v, Fri Sept 24 at 2207, WBCQ S7-S9 with rock music before and after a brief transmitter break; 2221 bluegrass; despite schedule showing `Tom Call Theater` this hour after `Behaviour Night` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7489.9v, UT Sat Sept 25 at 0000, WBCQ with `AAAWWW` -- first I try webcasts of 7490 and // Area 51, but the theme and interjexions are into the red, overmodulating/distorting, so I bring up 7489.9 on Maryland SDR where the audio is axually better tho still too loud. The whole hour is a rant. First against people buried in their devices even at New Smyrna Beach. Says they drove the 1800 miles from Monticello to Deland of Fla --- well, the air distance is only 1398 miles, so they must have made a lot of detours. 0026-0039 reading a long propaganda piece about T****`s alleged achievements compared to ``puppet`` Biden. Gets in a dig at the government for trying to silence free speech on WBCQ. Recommends watching old B&W TV shows from the 60s where the good guys always won, such as `Combat`. 0054 finally datestamp as 24 of Sept, YOOLF 2021, at Studio 9 in Florida, on 7490 and 6160. Angela gets to do the prayer, 0101 over to Hal Turner. John Carver`s version:

``Tonight's show started on time on 4790, 6160 and 7490. Over the theme music Allan says, Hey, get your guns. Allan and Angela in the studio in Fla. Opening talk about the number of young people seen riding bicycles on the beach with one hand on the handlebars and the other hand holding a device which they were watching instead of looking around them. Some talk about their midnight run to Fla and the number of distracted drivers on the road using their phones or watching TVs in the vehicles. Allan reads a piece about Biden which morphs into a pro Trump piece listing all of his alleged accomplishments at 0027. Pro Trump talk continues after the reading is finished. Then some talk about the "great filter". Reading of emails at 0054. Closing prayer at 0059 was given by Angela. Program was off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Sept 24 at 0155, WRNO is back *on* with gospel huxter in English: I check it just as the WOR guy on 5850 mentions it being off for two sesquiweeks as of Sept 21. S9+30 but distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Even without COVID we have not been traveling much, let alone overseas. If that is your case, you might want to armchair-travel via some of the regular shows on the PBS Create channel. In OK it`s OETA-3, but not on Suddenlink cable. Fortunately, we can usually get it off the air from KETA-13. I assume most PBS stations carry it on one of their subchannels, whether or not cable systems comply. Streaming may be available somewhere, either from PBS stations or from individual program websites you could search out. OETA confines its live streaming to main PBS channel only.

Here are such shows on the following typical week`s schedule, each repeated several times; and as evergreens, some of them may be years old, before anyone would mask. My most often seen/favorite ones are atop:

Rick Steves' Europe [mostly; date produced always shows at end]
Samantha Brown's Places to Love
Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope
Two for the Road

Canvasing The World with Sean Diediker
Painting and Travel with Roger & Sarah Bansemer
Seeing The USA
Cycle Around Japan Highlights
Journeys In Japan
Let's Go, Minnesota! (Hometown Create)
Outside: Beyond The Lens
Passion Italy

A couple more are only on the PBS World channel:

The Good Road
Colorado Experience

There are some others which focus on cuisine in different countries. Create topix mostly include do-it-yourself, crafts, gardening, painting, cooking, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic [and non] JBA MW carrier search, Sept 24 at 0657, not in the order tuned: 621, 684, 747, 774(2), 837, 846, 936, 1098, 1107, 1116, 1152, 1215 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10876-LSB, Sept 24 at 1343, 2-way in language, maybe Tagalog (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0127 UT September 25

Agenda DX 25/09/2021

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)

Voice of America launches Bambara language service

WASHINGTON — Recognizing Mali’s importance to security and governance on the African continent, the Voice of America launched a Bambara language broadcasting service on September 22, Mali’s national independence day.

“By establishing a separate Bambara service, VOA is investing new resources in its programming to the region,” said Acting VOA Director Yolanda López. “Our goal is to continue producing authoritative reporting for millions of Malians that provides even more content from a dedicated staff in this new service.”

VOA Bambara language broadcasts began in 2013 as part of French-to-Africa language service programming on shortwave, on 24/7 FM stations in Bamako, Gao, and Timbuktu, on digital platforms, and on regional affiliates. The new Bambara service programming will include a daily morning show, live streaming from Bamako, and greater multimedia content from Bambara-speaking communities in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

The Voice of America delivered round-the-clock multimedia coverage of Mali’s August 2020 and May 2021 military coups, serving as one of the country’s primary sources of independent news, especially in its northern regions now largely controlled by Tuareg separatists and Islamist groups.

The daily Bambara news radio program “Mali Kura” covers events across the Sahel, the region of Africa separating the Sahara Desert to the north and tropical savannas to the south. VOA provides in-depth analysis and context on the current affairs show “Djamu Kan” and on the call-in show “An Ba Fo.” Bambara-speaking audiences get the latest entertainment news and major artists’ interviews on the weekly interactive youth show “Farafina Foly.” VOA Bambara’s expansion as part of this new language service includes a television health show and more on-demand videos for social media.

venerdì 24 settembre 2021

Propagation News – 26 September 2021

This week saw the Sun more active with up to five sunspot regions in place. Two of the regions are quite large, pushing the solar flux index up to 89 on Thursday with a sunspot number of 76. That should be enough to get the ionosphere up and running and we are also seeing early Autumnal HF propagation starting to take off.

Gary, G0FWX reports working Central America and the Caribbean on 10 metres, namely Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Surinam. Brazil has also been logged, but we are still awaiting widespread reports of North American stations to be logged on 28MHz.

Geomagnetic conditions have been variable with the Kp index hitting four on Wednesday, thanks to material from a coronal mass ejection. This sent the solar wind speed up to more than 400km per second and it was still above 300km/s on Thursday.

There has been solar flare activity recently and we can expect it to continue. This could mean sudden ionospheric disturbances and HF blackouts if the flare is strong enough and occurs during daylight hours. There could also be associated coronal mass ejections to contend with.

Next week NOAA predicts the solar flux index will remain in the mid 80s while the Kp index should eventually decline to two after reaching five this weekend. This is due to a coronal hole which is currently facing Earth. A high speed solar wind stream flowing from this zone should reach Earth later this week and contribute to a geomagnetic disturbance at higher latitudes.

VHF and up:

As predicted last week, we had a mix of weak Tropo and rain scatter modes, with an isolated report of the Cornish 10GHz beacon GB3MCB being copied for an hour by G4DBN in East Yorkshire at 460km overland.

This coming week the Tropo conditions will take a hit as low pressure becomes the dominant pattern for the coming week. This will take the form of active fronts crossing the country together with areas of showers, so at least there will be some rain scatter potential for the GHz bands.

At the moment, indications are that the return of any ridges, and hence Tropo, between the lows will be temporary and limited in scope, so best to think of other options like meteor scatter or aircraft scatter and possibly aurora to provide the unconventional modes this week.

There is one small meteor shower due to peak this week. The daytime Sextantids with a ZHR of five is due to peak on the 27th, but the timing of this peak is often uncertain. The maximum may occur even a day earlier than expected, so be alert and continue to check the early morning for the best random meteor scatter conditions.

EME path losses are at their highest this week with apogee today, Sunday, but with peak Moon declination coming up on Wednesday there is plenty of Moon visibility for Moonbounce enthusiasts. The Moon is at its zenith in the early morning. (rsgb.org)

India - DD Turns 62

India’s public broadcaster Doordarshan turns 62 this month, celebrating a long journey that began as a modest experiment in 1959.

Gradually, it grew and paved the way for the emergence of a new era in the Indian television industry. During the initial years, there were makeshift studios and voice and visuals were beamed through a small transmitter.

The experiment turned into a service in 1965 when Doordarshan reached TV sets in living rooms in and around the country’s capital – Delhi. By 1972, Mumbai and Amritsar were added and then to seven other cities by 1975.

By the 90s, it had started reaching our hearts even in remote areas of the countries and people used to remain glued to their TV sets for their most-loved programmes.

It was Doordarshan that brought epics like Ramayan and Mahabharat on the silver screen for every Indian household. Its music show Chitrahaar and Rangoli won our hearts in the 80s and 90s. There were many other news and entertainment shows that made people aware of their country and the current developments around the world. It soon turned into a driver for the celebration of India’s diversity and its unity.

(abu.org via Mike Terry via WOR io group)

Media & Tech - 24/09/2021

Afghanistan int'l TV new 9445

Afghanistan International TV noted on new 9445 today 1500 utc interfering with AWR Tamil. It is several Seconds behind 7600.

It was background of AWR via Tashlent. When AWR left at 1529 it also went off!!! Now they are on 9600 ...

Jose Jacob, India

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Last week, we reported a big increase in activity with the daily sunspot number reaching 124, but by the end of that week all sunspots had disappeared. The sun was blank for several days, but sunspots returned on September 19.

Average daily sunspot numbers this week were 28.7, which was below the 58.3 average reported a week earlier. Average daily solar flux was down by nine points from 87.4 to 78.4.

Geomagnetic indicators were higher, with the highest activity on September 17, when the planetary A index was 24 due to a minor geomagnetic storm triggered by a weak coronal mass ejection. The average daily planetary A index for the week increased from 7 to 9.1, and the average middle latitude A index went from 6.9 to 8.4.

Predicted solar flux for the next month is 90 and 92 on September 24-25; 95 on September 26-29; 92 on September 30; 84 on October 1-5; 82 on October 6; 80 on October 7-8; 78 on October 9-11; 75 on October 12-20; 80 on October 21-22; 82 on October 23-25; 84 and 82 on October 26-27, and 84 on October 28 – November 1.

Predicted planetary A index is 15, 8, and 20 on September 24-26; 35, 20, and 12 on September 27-29; 5 on September 30 – October 3; 8 and 12 on October 4-5; 5 on October 6-9; 12 on October 10; 5 on October 11-17; 8 on October 18-19; 10, 8, and 12 on October 20-22; 10 on October 23-24; 5 on October 25-30, and 8 and 12 on October 31 – November 1.

The autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere occurred at 1920 UTC on September 22. Earth is bathed in approximately equal amounts of solar radiation over the Northern and Southern hemispheres, always a good sign for HF propagation.

Spaceweather.com reported on September 23 that at 0442 UTC, sunspot group AR2871 produced a strong M3 class solar flare. A coronal mass ejection is headed our way but not directly toward earth. “A glancing blow might be possible on September 26-27,” Spaceweather.com said. If so, then the predicted planetary A index of 35 on September 27 may turn out to be a lower number.

Here’s the geomagnetic activity forecast for September 24 – October 19 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH. The geomagnetic field will be:

quiet on September 29, October 13, 16 – 18
quiet to unsettled on September 24, 27 – 28, October 1, 3 – 4, 7, 9, 12
quiet to active on September 25 ( – 26), 30, October 2, 8, 10 – 11
unsettled to active on October 5 ( – 6), 14 – 15, (19)
Active to disturbed: Nothing predicted
Solar wind will intensify on October (3, 8,) 11, (19)

Remarks:

* Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.

* Contradictory indications currently reduce the accuracy of the forecast.

N8II sent this update last week from West Virginia: “During the period when the SFI (10.7-cm Solar Flux Index) was near or over 100, conditions to Europe were somewhat disappointing on 15 — most of the time, a short opening of about an hour at 1400 UTC. September 16-17, the SFI was only 73, but there is now a minor to moderate solar storm in progress at 2400 UTC.

“As the storm was beginning, there was definitely enhanced high-band propagation to the higher latitudes. Around 1400 UTC, I easily worked 4S7AB, Sri Lanka on 15 CW, who was peaking S7, my first QSO with central Asia on 15 in a long time. Also, I worked OH0V, Aaland Islands around 1500 UTC, who was about S5. Geoff, GM8OFQ, in the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland (mainland) was easily 20 dB over S-9 on 17-meters SSB at about 1500 UTC on my dipole. I also worked HB0/DL5YM and YL on 15 CW peaking S-9. 7V7V portable on the beach in Algeria called about S-5. By 1600 UTC band conditions had drastically declined, but EU signals were very loud again on 20 at around 2000 UTC, including OH0V on CW at about 20 dB over S-9.”

N0JK wrote on September 17: “In your last propagation report, you mentioned KB0QZ working LU4HK on 10 CW. I think I know what was up. I neglected to send a report of the September VHF contest conditions. Sunday afternoon, September 12, there were reports of sporadic-E on 6 meters. I worked WA8QYJ (EL96) on 50.313 MHz FT8 at 2109 UTC on Es. KF0M (EM17) and WQ0P (EM19) also worked Florida stations on 6-meter Es at that time. I think it is plausible KB0QZ had a sporadic-E link to afternoon TEP on 10 meters. I also saw WW1L (FN54) spotted HC2FG at 2115 on 50.313 MHz. I suspect double-hop Es. There was single-hop 6-meter Es from the Gulf Coast to HC2FG.”

Space Weather Woman Tamitha Skov, WX6SWW, has released a new forecast.

Sunspot numbers for September 16 – 22 were 0, 0, 11, 13, 51, 50, and 76, with a mean of 28.7. The 10.7-centimeter flux was 73.2, 73.4, 73.7, 75, 80, 84.9, and 88.5, with a mean of 78.4. Estimated planetary A indices were 3, 24, 11, 3, 3, 8, and 12, with a mean of 9.1. Middle latitude A index was 3, 19, 14, 2, 4, 6, and 11, with a mean of 8.4.

For more information concerning radio propagation, visit the ARRL Technical Information Service, read “What the Numbers Mean…,” and check out this propagation page.

A propagation bulletin archive is available. For customizable propagation charts, visit the VOACAP Online for Ham Radio website.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are on the ARRL website.

Share your reports and observations. (arrl.org)

SWLDXBulgaria News, September 24

EGYPT Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9550 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS, September 24:
0805-0816 on 9550 E25 Rebeat tx / unknown to ???? open carrier and test tone 1000Hz
0816-0821 on 9550 E25 Rebeat tx / unknown to ???? Egyptian music. Good signal today
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/mystery-egyptian-music-station-on-9550.html

GERMANY(non) Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting BVB on 9735 kHz via MBR Nauen, September 24
0501-0516 on 9735 NAU 250 kW / 120 deg to N/ME Arabic/English Fri. Very good via SDR Tambov RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/bible-voice-broadcasting-on-9735-khz.html

GERMANY(non) Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting Dardasha 7 on 11655 kHz via MBR Nauen, September 24
0600-0615 on 11655 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to NoAf Arabic Daily. Very good signal via SDR Tambov in Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/bvbroadcasting-dardasha-7-on-9735-via.html

GERMANY(non) Dandal Kura Radio International on 15260 kHz via MBR Nauen, September 24:
0700-0800 on 15260 NAU 125 kW / 185 deg to CeAf Kanuri. Very good via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/dandal-kura-radio-international-on.html

INDIA Unscheduled broadcast of All India Radio in English on 17710 kHz, September 24:
0840-0845 on 17710 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs English Sce - unscheduled on shortwave,
0845-0930 on 17710 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Pashto. Very good via SDR Tambov Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/unscheduled-all-india-radio-in-english_24.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 9963 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 24
0715-0718 on 9963 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Very good.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-on-9963-khz_24.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 17410 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS, September 24
0745-0748 on 17410 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-on-17410-khz_24.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 12140 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 24
0830-0846 on 12140 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-12140_24.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 5744 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS, September 24
0900-0906 on 5744 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Weak to fair.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-5744.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 9951 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 24
1000-1003 on 9951 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Very good.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-on-9951-khz.html

U.K.(non) FEBA Radio Radio Sama on 15260 kHz via ENC-DMS Moosbrunn on September 24:
0800-0830 on 15260 MOS 100 kW / 115 deg to N/ME Arabic. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/feba-radio-sama-on-15260-via-enc-dms.html

U.K.(non) FEBA Radio Sadaye Zindagi on 15490 kHz via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabbayya, September 24:
0830-1030 on 15490 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari. Good signal via SDR Tambov in Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/feba-radio-sadaye-zindagi-on-15490-via.html

USA Reception of University Network Dr.Gene Scott on 5935 kHz via WWCR-2 Nashville on September 24
from 1100 on 5935 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English. Very good signal via SDR Boca Raton FL, USA
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/university-network-on-5935-khz-via-wwcr.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

DRM Consortium responds - the current status of shortwave broadcasting

DRM Consortium responds to an article in a recent edition in Radio World on the current status of shortwave broadcasting.

It was very interesting and appropriate to read the article researched and penned by James Careless Shortwave Radios Keep Up With Tech – Radio World.

It was also high time to address the issue of SW transmissions, just when the death of radio and of shortwave, and even medium wave, is being ventilated again, while the streaming and podcasting real progress is hugely hyped trumping again the global realities.

Maybe stressing the actual huge size of SW listening would have benefitted the article. BBC World Service alone has an estimated weekly audience of 269 million, with radio delivering around 150 million. This top international broadcaster has 200 transmitter sites of which four are high power AM with 12 others hired. Content is distributed to 800 locations globally (often using SW) for direct broadcast or inclusion in partner broadcasts. And AM services reach many tens of millions across Africa and Middle East, the future potential audience of DRM shortwave as well.

The Radio World piece was clearly aimed mainly at the enthusiasts, with some of the receiver prices mentioned. The average (non-enthusiast), who has a laptop with connectivity would probably just listen to radio via the internet. There is definitely merit in portable SDR’s which (depending on price) will likely keep some of the audiences and make it easy for them to pick up analog shortwave but also DRM. India, China, Russia, UK, even Brazil, Pakistan and other countries are testing, broadcasting or seriously considering shortwave DRM at the moment.

The natural and only son of analog SW, DRM, with its huge spectrum, energy and audio quality advantages, does not get a mention in the article, though. This is definitely a missed opportunity, as some of the big public broadcasters mentioned (BBC, All India Radio, Radio Romania etc.) are already in this space and report excellent reception and increasing listenership.

Most of the new DRM receiver solutions cater for both the analog and digital versions of shortwave reception. Work is afoot to deliver more affordable receivers aimed precisely at the huge and less affluent shortwave markets of Africa and Asia

(drm.org via Mike Terry via WOR io group)

WHRI for sale transmitter & antenna details

Family Broadcasting Corporation, owner of WHRI shortwave in Cypress Creek, South Carolina, has informed us that WHRI is for sale. The station has two ABB 500-kilowatt transmitters and one Harris SW-100B 100-kilowatt transmitter, as well as six curtain array antennas.

Here are the technical details:

Transmitters:
(2) ABB SK-55 500 kW
(1) Harris SW-100B 100 kW

Antennas:
TCI 4/4/1 High/Low Band Curtains 152 degrees, slews -30/-15/0/+15/+30
TCI 2/2/.5 High/Low Band Curtains 188 degrees, slews -15/0/+15
TCI 2/2/.5 High/Low Band Curtains 245 degrees, slews -15/0/+15
TCI 2/2/.5 High/Low Band Curtains 315 degrees
TCI 2/2/.5 High/Low Band Curtains 25 degrees
Thomcast 4/4/1 High/Low Band Curtains 72 degrees, slews -25/-13/0/+13/+25
Split Feeds (One transmitter feeding two antennas):
Split 1: 25 degree and 188 antenna
Split 2: 315 degree and 245 antenna

The asking price is $1.5 million, which includes the 380 acres of land at the site. For more information, contact:

Tony Agostino
Family Broadcasting Corporation (FBC)
Email: tagostino@familybroadcastingcorporation.com
Fax: (574) 299-4050
Office: (574) 291-8200

Glenn Hauser logs September 23, 2021

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2104 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday September 23 at 0030 on new WRMIs, into Knoxville SDR: 9455 S5-S9; 9395 louder and S9+25.

Also confirmed UT Thu Sept 23 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, S9/+5 to TN, and louder S9/+10 into Bonaire. Previous preacher was cut off at 0129:30, running over, as he was about to give address for support, tsk2: gotta watch the clock and your program timings.

WORLD OF RADIO 2105 contents: Afghanistan and non, Algeria, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Brasil, (Bulgaria), Canada, (Canary Islands), Cuba, Czechia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Iran non, Ireland, Italy non, Korea North and non, Korea South, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turks & Caicos, UK, USA, (Uzbekistan), (Vanuatu); shortwave audience; propagation outlook

WOR 2105 is available as of 0033 UT Friday September 24, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2105.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2105.mp3

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

The shortwave+ broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
0330 UT Friday WRMI 5985 to S
1815 UT Friday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy [ex-Sat 1801!]
2030 UT Friday IRRS 918-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NE
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW; 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support; thanks this week to Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous quarterly equinoxial check to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search from 0625 UT Sept 23: 531, 621, 666(2), 684-strongest, 711, 747, 774, 792, 837(2), 855, 882, 999, 1044, 1107(2), 1116, 1125, 1134, 1413 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1340.6 approx., Sept 23 at 0630, het to the graveyard pileup. Which of the hundreds of stations could be so far off-frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4763-CW, Sept 23 at 0140, as I tune to R. Progreso, Cuba, 4765 via Bonaire SDR, I notice CW QRM on the minus side. Consists mostly of numbers = 5-digit dits/dahs, and sound repetitive tho I do not try to copy exact message. Starts with 333 rather than VVV, and ends with letter T; repeating at odd but frequent intervals. Another version of Cuban spy numbers?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0118 UT September 24

Agenda DX 24/09/2021

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)

giovedì 23 settembre 2021

SWLDXBulgaria News, September 23

DENMARK/NETHERLANDS New station - Studio Denakker on 5990 kHz via Klazienaveen
And, Radio Europe Netherlands is registered new 6125 kHz via Alphen aan den Rijn:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/studio-denakker-on-5990-and-radio.html

EGYPT Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9400 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS, September 23
0905-0915 on 9400 E25 Rebeat tx / unknown to ???? Egyptian music. Fair/good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/mystery-egyptian-music-station-on-9400_23.html

GUAM Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia in Hindi/English on 12040 kHz via Agana, September 23
1245-1250 on 12040 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs Hindi Mon-Fri. Very good via SDR Tambov in Russia and
1250-1253 on 12040 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Mon-Fri. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/ktwr-asia-in-hindienglish-on-12040-khz.html

GUAM Reception of Trans World Radio India in Kazakh on 9910 kHz via Agana on September 23
1427-1430 on 9910 TWR 200 kW / 305 deg to CeAs Trans World Radio TWR India Interval Signal
1430-1445 on 9910 TWR 200 kW / 305 deg to CeAs Kazakh. Very good via SDR Tambov in Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/trans-world-radio-india-in-kazakh-on_23.html

GUAM(non) Very good signal of BRB Living Water Ministry on 7515 kHz Agana, September 23
1516-1616 on 7515 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Fri via SDR Tambov in Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/brb-living-water-ministry-on-7515-khz_23.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 5941 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 23
0820-0823 on 5941 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Very good.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reseption-of-e11-oblique-on-5941.html

TAIWAN(non) Reception of National Unity Radio Free Chosun on 9475 kHz via Tamsui, September 23
1200-1458 on 9475 TSH 300 kW / 352 deg to NEAs Korean. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/national-unity-radio-free-chosun-on_23.html

U.K.(non) Reception of Trans World Radio Africa on 17680 kHz via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabbayya, September 23
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/twr-africa-on-17680-khz-via-enc-dms-al.html

U.K.(non) BBC in Dari on additional 11725 kHz via ENC-DMS A'Seela on September 23
1400-1500 on 11725 SLA 250 kW / 063 deg to WeAs Dari. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/bbc-in-dari-on-additional-11725-via-enc.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow on 7610 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 23:
1720-1730 on 7610 TAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs 10 minutes good open carrier / dead air and then
1730-1800 on 7610 TAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs Farsi. Very good signal via SDR Tambov in Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-on-7610-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

Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave - Times, Frequencies, Information

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are:
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz

Repeated:
22:00 - 23:00 UTC Saturday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 7780 & 5850 kHz WRMI to Europe US and Canada
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 - 03:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
22:00 – 23:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe

Our email is encoretumbril@gmail.com. Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.
The website is www.tumbril.co.uk where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent programmes, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.

This week's Programme - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - begins with the piano piece Drammatico by Scriabin, Missa Pro Fidelibus Defunctis by Antoine de Févin, and part of Schumann's String Quartet No.2.
After that, the Andante from the Oboe Concerto in D by Strauss, some Prokofiev, and part of Act lll of Louise by Gustave Charpentier.
The programme ends with part of Weber's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra.

Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search.
A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is: http://kiwisdr.com/public/ Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.

Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland

www.tumbril.co.uk

Media & Tech - 23/09/2021

EDXC May 2022 conference, & Nov 2021 Zoom meeting

 Dear friends,

I hope that this email finds you in good health.

Christian and I have been chatting, and, as a result, we have some dates for your diary:

The EDXC Conference, which was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19, has been rearranged, for Friday May 20th to Sunday May 22nd 2022, in Bucharest, at the Mercure Hotel Unirii in Mircea Voda Blvd. 

We will, of course, give you regular updates, following all the  developments with Covid-19 and any travel restrictions etc.


Meanwhile, there will be another EDXC Zoom call on Saturday November 13th at 1500 UTC. It is open to anyone, anywhere, interested in DXing. Contact chrissylb@hotmail.co.uk if you wish to take part.

We are looking for a couple of speakers for the November 13th meeting, so if you would like to share any DX tips, report on recent DXing or have any other suggestions, please let me know.

73s
Chrissy
SG EDXC

WRMI RELAYS EUROPEAN PIRATE STATION OFFSHORE HISTORY RADIO SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON 5950 KHZ

WRMI RELAYS EUROPEAN PIRATE STATION OFFSHORE HISTORY RADIO SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON 5950 KHZ

The broadcast is at 0000 UTC on September 26.

OHR - Offshore History Radio is a free radio station in The Netherlands commemorating the golden days of European offshore radio. This program summarizes the history of Radio Northsea International, Radio Caroline, Big-L Radio London, Radio City, and many more stations.

Reception reports must be sent directly to the station at ohrradio@outlook.com TRSW won’t issue an eQSL for the broadcast.

Stations to be relayed on WRMI in the coming weeks are:

October 2-3 = Radio Monique International (The Netherlands) *
October 9-10 = Atlantic 2000 International (France) *
October 16-17 = Charleston International Radio (Germany) *
October 23-24 = KR1 (The Netherlands)
October 30-31 = Cupid Radio (UK) *

November 6-7 = Radio Pamela (UK)
November 13-14 = Radio Jingle Bells (Germany)
November 20-21 = Free Radio Service-Holland (The Netherlands) *
November 27-28 = The Vault (Somewhere in Europe).

*Returning content provider with new programming.

SWLDXBulgaria News, September 22-23

ARMENIA(non) Afghanistan International TV on 7600 kHz via CJSC Yerevan, September 22
from 1430 on 7600 ERV 100 kW / 100 deg to WeAs Pashto. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/afghanistan-international-tv-on-7600.html

EGYPT Test transmission of Radio Cairo in Turkish on 9949.6v kHz, September 22
1700-1900 on 9949.6 ABS 125 kW / 005 deg to N/ME Turkish. Very low modulation &
very weak signal at 1800UT via SDR Tambov, Russia. At same time 1800UT no signal
1800-1900 on 9440v ABS 125 kW / 325 deg to WeEu Italian. Also check at 1900UTC:
1900-2000 on 9710v ABS 125 kW / 325 deg to WeEu German, NO SIGNAL/EMPTY CHANNEL
1900-2000 on 9870v ABS 125 kW / 005 deg to EaEu Russian NO SIGNAL/EMPTY CHANNEL
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/test-transmission-of-radio-cairo-in.html

FRANCE(non) Reception of Raadiyyoni Dirree Shaggar on 15415 kHz via TDF Issoudun, September 22
1600-1630 on 15415 ISS 250 kW / 127 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/raadiyyoni-dirree-shaggar-on-15415-via.html

GUAM Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia in English on 11590 kHz via Agana, September 22
1245-1300 on 11590 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to SoAs English Sun-Wed. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/ktwr-asia-in-english-on-11590-khz-via_23.html

INDIA Unscheduled broadcast of All India Radio in Punjabi on 15030 kHz, September 22
1208-1215 on 15030 BGL 500 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Punjabi, unscheduled on shortwave and
1215-1217 on 15030 BGL 500 kW / 240 deg to EaAf 2 min.All India Radio Interval Signal
from 1217 on 15030 BGL 500 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Swahili - as scheduled in Summer A-21
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/unscheduled-all-india-radio-in-punjabi.html

INDIA Unscheduled broadcast of All India Radio in Punjabi on 11560 kHz, September 22
1325-1330 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Punjabi, unscheduled on shortwave and
1330-1430 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Dari, as scheduled in Summer AIR A-21
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/unscheduled-all-india-radio-in-punjabi_23.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 12140 kHz via SDR Heimiswil SUI, September 23
0740-0746 on 12140 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Fair/good signal.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-12140_23.html

SECRETLAND(non) Reception of Brother Stair on 12100 kHz via SPL Secretbrod, September 22
1500-1700 on 15335 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English. Very good via SDR Tambov, Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/brother-stair-on-15335-khz-via-spl.html

TAJIKISTAN(non) Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting on 11590 kHz via Dushanbe, September 22:
till 1300 on 11590 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to SoAs English Sun-Wed KTWR Trans World Radio Asia A-21
1300-1330 on 11590 DB 100 kW / 071 deg to EaAs English Mon-Wed. Good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/bible-voice-broadcasting-on-11590-khz_23.html

U.K.(non) NHK World Radio Japan on 17820 kHz via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabbayya on September 22
1115-1145 on 17820 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SEAs Indonesian. Good via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/nhk-world-radio-japan-on-17820-khz-via_23.html

U.K.(non) Reception of Radio ERGO on 17845 kHz via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabbayya, September 22:
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali. Very good via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-ergo-on-17845-khz-via-enc-dms-al.html

U.K.(non) Radio Ndarason International on 12050 kHz via ENC-DMS Woofferton, September 23
0614-0623 on 12050 WOF 250 kW / 158 deg to WeAf French. Good signal via SDR Sokyriany, UKR
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-ndarason-international-on-12050_23.html

USA Reception of Brother HySTAIRical TOM on 4980 kHz via WRMI-4 Okeechobee, September 23
from 0600 on 4980 RMI 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm English. Good via SDR Half Moon Bay, CA USA
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/brother-stair-on-4980-khz-via-wrmi-4.html

USA(non) Reception of Vatican Radio in Spanish on 7305 kHz via USAGM Greenville B on September 22:
1130-1145 on 7305 GB 250 kW / 168 deg to CeAm Spanish. Very good signal via SDR Boca Raton FL, USA
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/vatican-radio-in-spanish-on-7305-khz_23.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Afghanistan International TV on 7599.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 22
from 1230 on 7599.9vTAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs Pashto. Fair to good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/afghanistan-international-tv-on-75999v.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Voice of Wilderness on 11540 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 22
1400-1500 on 11540 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean. Very good via SDR Tambov in Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/voice-of-wilderness-on-11540-khz-via_23.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) New time of Radio Ranginkaman on 7610 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent from September 22
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/new-time-of-radio-ranginkaman-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, 2021

** ANTARCTICA [non]. Any RNASG? Did not get around to checking for LRA36 this Wednesday Sept 22 until 1608 UT: NO signal on 15475.98-RCUSB into Brasil SDR. Has it come and gone already; did anyone hear it or try to earlier? Yes: Sam Sánchez, Oregon replies on WOR iog:

``Subject: Re: [WOR] Antarctica today? --- I caught them today via Brazil SDR around 1550 UTC, off at the top of the hour-ish. Nothing via Iceland. Sorry for the inexact times - I was multi-tasking. ;-)``

Then I tuned down to 15475.00-USB to detect a reduced carrier if any, none, but at 1609 Sept 22 there is very brief 2-way in Spanish INTRUDING on that exact frequency. Will leave it there for a while. Another longer contact at 1617, but colloquial and can`t understand. Probably these nothing to do with Antarctica (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 9665.968V, Sept 22 at 2354, gospel huxter in Brazuguese, S5-S8; RVM is getting closer & closer to a full kHz off nominal. Frequency wobbling slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Sept 22 at 2358, dense rock music at S8-S9; 2405 YL ID as Mix Radio, International. 6940-6945 area is normally avoided due to ute bonker circa 6942 but none of that now. More reports here including from MRI herself: https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,86702.0.html

``Thanks for tuning in to MRI. Just doing a test after restoring my windows backup partition out to the stream TX remote location. I am still working on the QSL’s from the classical show. Doing a little over 8k audio. « Last Edit: September 22, 2021, 2359 UTC by M R I »`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11940, Wed Sept 22 at 2200, same via Maryland and UTwente SDRs, this is the only useful frequency for token English, but it`s distorted like on Monday, not Tuesday. It`s more tolerable in AM mode than in SSB. 11670 is JBA and no better into Kuwait or S Africa; while 17855 and 15520 are inaudible at all locations, likely off the air rather than MUFed out. First news about the La Palma volcano; 2208 feature interview with a woman from Colombia who studied film scoring in Boston and now is in Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 22 at 2210, VOT English already with 2-minute filler of multilingual IDs, 2222 `Feeling Supreme` seems to be program name; then a commentary another announcer is having trouble reading in English. But signal is super into UTwente: S9+55! by the time it gets into Maryland, only S9/+10 but still plenty, no QRM audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2104 monitoring: ``From: Richard Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, From the desk of Richard’s listening Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees. Dear Glenn: Last week’s tasks now I heard this week’s World of Radio #2104, they will be posted below the details, 0330, 5985 kHz, I was not sure what was heard and music played at 0345 UTC, I anyone confirm this? [that is UT Friday; yes, there was a bit of music, Greece interval signal at the middle of WOR 2104 --- gh]

Details:
0130-0159, static, 0159, 5850 kHz, Sept 17 UTC 2021 [Fri]
0130-0159, static QRN, other QRN, 9395 kHz, QSB fading very shaky, 9395 kHz, s9 signal, 0159, 9395 kHz, Sept 18 UTC 2021 [Sat] 2230-2259, QSB fading, static QRN, 9955 kHz, s7 signal, 2259, 9955 kHz, Sep 19 UTC 2021 [Sun]
0030-0059, Static noise, 7730 kHz, 0044, 0053 s8, s9 signal, 0059, 7730 kHz, Sep 19 UTC 2021 [Sun]
0030-0059, QRN, 9395 kHz, 0044 (half way mark), 7730 kHz, 0058 s 9 signal (45343), 0059, 7730 kHz, Sep 20 UTC 2021 [Mon]
5850 kHz, 1030, 1031 (45443), lousy reception, 1059, 5850 kHz, Sep 22 UTC 2021 [Wed] (Lemke, Richard -AB)``

Confirmed here, Wed Sept 22 at 1045 the 1030 on WRMI 5850, VG direct as I happen to awaken -- and I belatedly notice that in the mid-break, I mess up my own address, PO Box number as ``6184`` instead of 1684!! Am I becoming lysdexic? Am I losing it? This bodes ill for continuing to broadcast a program full of numbers. I hope no one really try to reach me at that misbox! But no one else has noticed?

Also confirmed Wed Sept 22 direct at 2100 on WRMI 7780, JBA VP S5-S7; 21 seconds later on WBCQ 7489.9v, also S5-S7 but by 2128 the latter has improved to S8/S9+5. Next, and last:

0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW [news]
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support; thanks this week to Robert W. Gruska, Glendale NY, for a PMO to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, who says, ``A contribution toward your work producing World of Radio and the weekly DX loggings. Thanks again for all you do to keep the radio community informed of the latest developments covering short wave, medium wave and FM!``

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7868.5-USB, Sept 22 at 0635, weak 2-way in Spanish, only one side heard, mentions ``la droga`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0021 UT September 23

Agenda DX 23/09/2021

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

FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa Nazionale in Arabia Saudita

mercoledì 22 settembre 2021

Special Broadcast: México le canta a las Americas

Special Broadcast:
México le canta a las Américas (Mexico Sings To the Americas)

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 28th, 0300-0400 UTC**
**Monday, September 27 2200-2300 Mexico City Time / CDT WRMI 5800 kHz

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the end of the Mexican War of Independence, a special hour of Mexican music hosted by Luis Alejandro Vallebueno with guests Gabriela Ortíz and “Uncle Bill” Tilford will air on WRMI with support from Grupo DX México. It will be in Spanish and directed towards Central and South America, but the back end of the transmission should be listenable in most of North America and parts of Western Europe and Africa. The music will be a combination of world-famous artists and others probably not known outside of Mexico. There will also be some items regarding history, customs and shortwave in Mexico including special appearances by a veteran of Radio México Internacional (aka XERMX in its days on shortwave) and a long-time member of Grupo DX México

Media & Tech - 22/09/2021

SWLDXBulgaria News, September 21-22

CUBA Radio Habana Cuba RHC in Spanish on 5040 kHz via Bauta on September 22
till 0500 on 5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish, as scheduled in A-21
0500-0606 on 5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish, instead of English!!
Very good via SDR Half Moon Bay CA USA. Something`s always wrong at RHC Bauta
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-habana-cuba-in-spanish-on-5040_22.html

GUAM Extended broadcast of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia DRM mode, September 26
0957-1026 on 15200 TWR 090 kW / 285 deg to SoAs Tamil Sun, ex 1014-1026UT
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/extended-broadcast-of-ktwr-asia-in-drm.html

INDIA All India Radio in Farsi on 15030 kHz & English on 17710 kHz, September 21:
0800-0808 on 15030 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Bengaluru transmitter is not on air,
0800-0830 on 15030 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Farsi. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS
0837-0843 on 17710 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs English - unscheduled on shortwave and
from 0843 on 17710 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Bengaluru transmitter not on air again
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/all-india-radio-in-farsi-on-15030.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 7340 kHz via SDR Albertirsa HNG, September 21
1010-1016 on 7340 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-7340.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 6190 kHz via SDR Szekesfehervar HNG, September 21
1100-1106 on 6190 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-6190_22.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 7230 kHz via SDR Szekesfehervar HNG, September 21
1110-1116 on 7230 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very strong signal.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-7230_22.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 9952 kHz via SDR Tambov Russia, September 22
0840-0846 on 9952 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-9952_22.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 9968 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 22:
0900-0909 on 9968 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-on-9968-khz_22.html

PIRATE RADIO Pirate Radio Sound of Free Waves in Russian on 5900,1 kHz, September 21
1315&1600 on 5900.1v unknown tx site. Very good via SDR Tambov and SDR Khimki, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/russian-pirate-radio-sound-of-free.html

TAIWAN(non) Radio NUG Voice of National Unity Government of Myanmar on 12000 kHz, September 21:
1330-1359 on 12000 PAO 250 kW / 205 deg to SEAs Burmese. Very good to good via SDR Hanoi, Vietnam
Updated English announcement: on 17.71MHz at 0800AM & 12MHz at 0800PM or 0130-0200 & 1330-1400UTC
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-radio-nug-on-12000-khz-via_22.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Adventist World Radio on 15669.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent on September 21:
1200-1300 on 15669.9vTAC 100 kW / 066 deg to EaAs Korean. Good via Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/awr-on-156699v-khz-via-rrtm-telecom.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) North Korea Reform Radio on 7590 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 21
1400-1500 on 7590 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean. Very good signal via SDR Tambov Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/north-korea-reform-radio-on-7590-khz_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

Glenn Hauser logs September 21, 2021

** CANADA. 6070-, Sept 21 at 0614 UT, CFRX talk show about the Canadian elexion -- first I had heard about it, not via US media. iHeart Radio ID into break, but surely the Canadian version. Equal or better signal than 6060 RHC, which is not humbuzzy, despite only 1 kW vs 100 or 250? 6070 also always perceptibly off-frequency-minus in USB 1-kHz step tuning by het pitch on 6069, compared to 6059, but not measured exactly (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Sept 21 at 1938, CHR, Trenton Military with No Report Received, from Lajes; on but JBA, weaker than e.g. CHU 14670-RCUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA. In last report typo: IAEU instead of IARU for International Amateur Radio Union, Intruder Watch (gh)

** KASHMIR [non]. 15170, Tue Sept 21 at 1503, confirmed another weekly emission of Kashmir Civitas clandestine, S9/+10 into UTwente. In urgent Urdu, undercurrent strumming. Several mentions of Jammu & Kashmir. Abrupt English verbiage inserted, 1509 ``we are dedicated to accept --- justice``; 1515 ``according to charter of the United Nations --- occupying force``. 1516 chanting alternating with cries of ``Azam`` = freedom. 1529 ending with disrupted ROMANIA IS once and off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11940, Sept 21 at 2211, this REE, for S America, in OK modulation unlike yesterday; overall, it`s #3, weaker than 15520 for ME, weaker than #1, 17855 VG to NAm; but stronger than #4, 11670 JBA for Africa. But no English on a Tuesday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2104 monitoring, next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW [news]
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support; thanks this week to Robert W. Gruska, Glendale NY, for a PMO to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, who says, ``A contribution toward your work producing World of Radio and the weekly DX loggings. Thanks again for all you do to keep the radio community informed of the latest developments covering short wave, medium wave and FM!``

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0449 UT September 22

FTIOM & UBMP, September 26-October 2

From the Isle of Music, September 26-October 2:
This week we reprise our episode featuring Manolito Simonet, producer/participant in the album Al son del caballero by the Alianza Musical de Cuba. This tribute to Adalberto Álvarez won a Grand Prize, the Producer's Prize, and one of the Popular Dance Music prizes in Cubadisco this year. Aldalberto passed away recently, and the following week will be a special
tribute to his life and music.
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US).
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, September 26-October 2:
In episode 236, we present a musical tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Festival Rock y Ruedas de Avándaro, Mexico's answer to Woodstock.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
3. Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

Agenda DX 22/09/2021

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

martedì 21 settembre 2021

Media & Tech - 21/09/2021

SWLDXBulgaria News, September 20-21

CHINA Reception of PBS Xizang Holy Tibet in English on 6130 kHz via Lhasa on September 20:
1600-1700 on 6130 LHA 100 kW / 290 deg to EaAs English. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/pbs-xizang-holy-tibet-in-english-on.html

CUBA Distoreted audio of Radio Progreso in Spanish on 4765 kHz via Bejucal, September 20:
till 0401 on 4765 BEJ 050 kW / non-dir to Cuba Spanish. Good via SDR Half Moon Bay CA, USA
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/distoreted-audio-of-radio-progreso-on.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 5760 kHz via SDR Albertirsa HNG, September 21
0700-0706 on 5760 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-5760_21.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 9963 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 21
0715-0718 on 9963 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Very good.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-on-9963-khz_21.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 7425 kHz via SDR Albertirsa HNG, September 21
0730-0736 on 7425 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-7425_21.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 11560 kHz via SDR Albertirsa HNG, September 21
0740-0746 on 11560 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-11560_21.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 11635 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 21
0800-0806 on 11635 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-11635_21.html

SECRETLAND(non) World's Last Chance Radio in Arabic on 13840 kHz via SPL Secretbrod, September 20
0700-1000 on 13840 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/worlds-last-chance-radio-on-13840-via.html

SECRETLAND(non) Reception of Brother Stair on 12100 kHz via SPL Secretbrod, September 20:
0700-1000 on 12100 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English. Good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/brother-stair-on-12100-khz-via-spl.html

USA Very good signal of WTWW-2 QSO Radio Show on 5085 kHz Lebannon, September 21
from 0430 on 5085 TWW 100 kW / 180 deg to SoAm English via SDR Frostburg MD, USA.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/wtww-2-qso-radio-show-on-5085-khz.html

USA Very good signal of WTWW-1 Scriptures For America on 5830 kHz Lebannon, September 21
from 0500 on 5830 TWW 100 kW / 050 deg to ENAm English via SDR Prescott Valley, AZ in USA
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/wtww-1-scriptures-for-america-on-5830.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Adventist World Radio on 12104.8v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent on September 20:
1200-1300 on 12104.8vTAC 100 kW / 076 deg to EaAs Chinese/Cantonese. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/awr-on-121048v-khz-via-rrtm-telecom.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Nippon no Kaze on 11874.8v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 20
1300-1330 on 11874.8vTAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/nippon-no-kaze-on-118748v-khz-via.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Furusato no Kaze on 11874.8v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 20
1330-1357 on 11874.8vTAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Japanese. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/furusato-no-kaze-on-118748v-khz-via.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Furusato no Kaze on 11994.8v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 20
1430-1500 on 11994.8vTAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Japanese. Very good via SDR Tambov, RUS.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/furusato-no-kaze-on-119948v-khz-via.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Adventist World Radio on 9444.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent on September 20:
1500-1530 on 9444.9vTAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Tamil. Very good in CUSB via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/awr-on-94449v-khz-via-rrtm-telecom.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow on 7610 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 20
1630-1700 on 7610 TAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs Farsi. Fair/good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-on-7610-khz_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

Musikallee (Channel 292) 6070 kHz


Lunedì 20 settembre 2021
19.00-19.15 - 6070 kHz
MUSIKALLEE (via Channel 292)
Röhrbach (Germania)
Tedesco, IDs OM e musica elettronica.
qslmusikallee(at)gmail.com
Segnale sufficiente-buono
Emissione non regolare.

***

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

***

RICEVITORI
VR5000DSP Yaesu - Satellit 500 Grundig - PL-660 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
(macOS 10.11.6)
Audacity 3.0.2.0 (acquisizione-conversione audio)
HourWorld 3.5.1 demo (orologio mondiale)
Multimode 6.6 demo Black Cat Systems (UTEs)
TimePalette 6.3.1 demo (orologio mondiale)
-
(Android 9)
Daylight World Map (orologio mondiale)

***

GRUPPO RADIOASCOLTO LIGURIA
https://radioascolto.home.blog/
https://www.facebook.com/graliguria/
https://twitter.com/graliguria
https://groups.io/g/graliguria
graliguria(at)gmail.com

End of medium and long waves for the Czech public broadcaster

Since the beginning of this month, Český rozhlas Dvojka has been broadcasting information about their closure on medium wave.
At the end of this year, Český rozhlas will cease broadcasting on medium wave and long wave.
On this occasion, a warning begins to be broadcast on the AM transmitters of Dvojka radio. It aims to prepare the auditor for this stage. Listeners on Dvojka’s AM frequencies are alerted by a message announcing that the broadcast will end on December 31, 2021
In the weeks and months to come, Czech Radio will intensify this broadcasting.
Broadcasting in the AM range was very expensive for Czech radio. The director general of the public establishment René Zavoral has confirmed on several occasions that this distribution is of the order of tens of millions of crowns per year.
Dvojka and other Czech radio stations are broadcast in the ČRo DAB + multiplex, on FM and online.

The above text was Google-translated from the original text in French:
Fin des ondes moyennes et longues pour le radiodiffuseur public de Tchéquie.Depuis le début de ce mois, Český rozhlas Dvojka diffuse des informations sur leur fermeture sur les ondes moyennes.À la fin de cette année, la Český rozhlas cessera de diffuser sur les ondes moyennes et les ondes longues
.A cette occasion, un avertissement commence à être diffusé sur les émetteurs en modulation d’amplitude de la radio Dvojka. Il vise à préparer l’auditeur à cette étape. Les auditeurs sur les fréquences AM de Dvojka sont alertés par un message annonçant que la diffusion se terminera le 31 décembre 2021.
Dans les semaines et les mois à venir, la Radio tchèque intensifiera cette diffusion.La diffusion dans la gamme AM était très chère pour la radio tchèque. Le directeur général de l’établissement public René Zavoral a confirmé à plusieurs reprises que cette distribution est de l’ordre de dizaines de millions de couronnes par an.
Dvojka, ainsi que d’autres stations de radio tchèques sont diffusées dans le multiplex ČRo DAB +, en FM et en ligne.

Radios du Monde fb group (2021-09-12) and Svenn Martinsen (2021-09-21) (via https://mediumwave.info/news via Mike Terry via WOR io group)

Agenda DX 21/09/2021

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

Glenn Hauser logs September 19-20-21, 2021

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Sept 21 at 0100, RAE via WRMI, Fernando Farías opening a ``new`` ATTW program, dated Wed Sept 8! Of course it seems new to you when recording, but not when played back 13 days later. Weekly? What happened to last week`s show? Also claims to be on 5800 --- NOT! RTI Taiwan is there. SAWA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Sept 20 at 1509, CHR Trenton Military is gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Sept 20 at 2323-2327, finds only one VP/JBA signal in each out-of-band area: 13130 JBA Chinese with heavy flutter; 14980 and 16100 JBA. All fit as jammers of SOH in Aoki. But none audible in the 10-11 area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, Sept 20 at 0300, RHC is absent, leaving 6159.949 WBCQ with Area 51 JL and then WOR, in the clear! Splashless. RHC not on alt. 6145 either. However by 0352 RHC back on 6165 doing its usual damage. Meanwhile, VOT English 0300 broadcast was audible on 6165. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15230, Sept 20 at 2330, RHC Spanish S8 but suptorted; 15730 in Portuguese is S6-S7 somewhat distorted but not suppressed. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15245, Sept 20 at 1508, S7-S9 W&M talk with heavy flutter. Both V of Korea and CRI are scheduled this hour in English, but accents seem Americanish rather than stilted, so I assume CRI, which is more day-path than from Korea North; via Urumqi in the land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs and other Moslems,

BTW, would you believe that on 15240, Aoki is still listing R. Munansi, the clandestine for Uganda via WWRB? It`s been gone for more than three years (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7110, Sept 21 at 0356, Horn-of-Africa music, 0359 announcement, IS? repeating a few times; 0400 three bells and continuous talk, presumably news on the hour. This first appeared Sept 6 per IAEU Intruder Watch, and then a lengthy discussion of what it could be - Somalia? Eritrea? Ethiopia. Some recognized it as R. Ethiopia. In Europe they were mostly reporting it after 1800. Ron Howard has had it in California by longpath circa 1500. I figured it might sign on at 0300, but nothing yet. Then saw someone reported it starting at 0400, but as above, already on before then today. WRTH 2021 shows NO SW frequencies for EBC/R. Ethiopia, the main government station, tho there are for various regionals on the 6 MHz band. I`m getting it first via Maryland remote at S5-S6, and then UTwente S9/+10. Intermittent LSB QRhaM in the exclusive ``40m`` hamband worldwide. From 0412 a Slavic ham overrides it on same frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 11840, Sun Sept 19 at 2046 UT, anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH, good S9/+10 into Alberta SDR, as Josiah Elias preaches about coveting. Tnx to tips on the WOR iog from Rick Barton, AZ; and employing various different SDRs, Eric Fetters-Walp, WA, and Walt Salmaniw, BC.

BTW, altho no one seems to mention it now, his identity is a matter of public record from the FCC bust notice of December 31, 2014, about Martin K. Elliott, then in InyoKern CA, per: http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/FieldNotices/2003/DOC-331583A1.html tho trying that now, it is ``temporarily unavailable``. But preserved in DXLD 15-04 under USA, not N America: https://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1504.txt (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11940, Sept 20 after 2200, token M/W/F English from REE this Monday: 11940 back on air to SAm, good strength, but ailing with modulation distorted and breaking up! Second only to 17855 VG to NAm. 15520 to ME is unusually JBA, allowing poor 11670 for Af to rate as better rather than worst. All via Maryland SDR, which gets them all better than I in deep North America. Recheck direct at 2355, 17855 has faded to a JBA carrier, 15520 & 11670 are off, leaving us nothing but the very distorted 11940 at S2-S5. Something`s always nonsensical at Noblejas (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 6165, Sept 20 at 0310, VOT English to S Asia, normally blocked by RHC English, but that`s absent and not on 6145 either. Weak S7-S8 but slightly better by 0330; and by 0352 recheck recovered by RHC resumed 6165. VOT also INTRUDING on // 7275 to NAm (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 11825, Sept 20at 2333, something in English, poor S0-S2. Listed this hour only BBC via Tinang, PHILIPPINES for Indonesia. That`s nice but I daresay there are more English speaking listeners over here, far from armchair (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2104 monitoring: confirmed Sunday September 19 at 2019 the 2000 on IRRS SW via Italia AM, 918 kHz, S9+35 into nearby Noale SDR.

Also confirmed Sun Sept 19 at 2230 on WRMIs: 9955 S9+10; 5950 S9+20 into Georgia SDR. 2243 check direct, 9955 S9+10/20 with no jamming audible; 5950 S8-S9 and noisy.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 20 at 0030 on WRMIs direct: 7730, 9395, 9455 all very good.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 20 at 0130 on WRN webcast to N America.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 20 from 0302:42 on Area 51 via WBCQ 6160 minus 51 Hz per SAM at Maryland SDR = 6159.949, S9. JL had run a bit over. FREE of QubaRM as 6165 is OFF - and not on 6145 either. 6165 does bear weak S7-S8 V of Turkey, English to S Asia, // 7275 NAm. No problem at first but 0329 recheck, WOR/WBCQ/A51 has faded *way down to JBA, and now even TRT provides some splash as it has faded up a bit. Next, no chances on Tuesday, but:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW [news]
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support; thanks this week to Robert W. Gruska, Glendale NY, for a PMO to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, who says, ``A contribution toward your work producing World of Radio and the weekly DX loggings. Thanks again for all you do to keep the radio community informed of the latest developments covering short wave, medium wave and FM!``

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Sept 21 at 0103 and 0330, WRNO New Orleans is still
OFF. Have not checked every night, but believe gone since Hurricane
Ida hit August 29 - more than two sesquiweeks; still out of power or
was there more damage? Surely they will inform faithful listener
what`s going on at really weird website http://www.wrnoworldwide.com
--- NOT, but refers to ``upcoming`` shows in July 2021 and on another
page to shows in January, April and October *2023* --- that`s
confident, but not gospel huxters, rather Euro music?? The page is
https://vice.qantumthemes.xyz/classic/events/
such as `Electro Technos` which would appear extraneous but linked
directly from WRNO site and with the same rolling landscape
background; and the listen linx don`t work. O well, Joe Costello`s
legacy still provides some amusing lunacy (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-oceanic just barely audible MW carrier search, Sept 20 at 0640: 621, 711, 747(2), 846, 1125, 1413. Most likely NW Africa/Spain except 846 Kiritimati (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6150-USB, Sept 20 at 2336, weak 2-way INTRUDER in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13700, Sept 20 at 2326-2327* seems Chinese not // CNR1 jammers, off soon after tune-in. Nothing listed now but CNR-13 starting at 2355 per Aoki & EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0420 UT September 21

lunedì 20 settembre 2021

TRSW WILL ISSUE EQSLS FOR RAIDED UK STATION RADIO MERLIN INTERNATIONAL FOR ITS SEPTEMBER 12 RELAY

TRSW WILL ISSUE EQSLS FOR RAIDED UK STATION RADIO MERLIN INTERNATIONAL FOR ITS SEPTEMBER 12 RELAY

Radio Merlin International is unable to send out verifications for its September 12 broadcast on WRMI because it was raided by UK authorities on the 16th and had its computers and other equipment confiscated.

TRSW wants to be sure that you receive your Merlin eQSL and will send out a special "busted" eQSL if you forward your reception report to texasradiosw@gmail.com.

If you already received an eQSL from Radio Merlin, send us a copy of it and we'll send you one of our special eQSLs for a two-for-one offer.

This deal won't last forever so forward your reception report or copy of your Radio Merlin eQSL right away.

TRSW WILL ISSUE EQSLS FOR RAIDED UK STATION RADIO MERLIN INTERNATIONAL FOR ITS SEPTEMBER 12 RELAY

TRSW WILL ISSUE EQSLS FOR RAIDED UK STATION RADIO MERLIN INTERNATIONAL FOR ITS SEPTEMBER 12 RELAY

Radio Merlin International is unable to send out verifications for its September 12 broadcast on WRMI because it was raided by UK authorities on the 16th and had its computers and other equipment confiscated.

TRSW wants to be sure that you receive your Merlin eQSL and will send out a special "busted" eQSL if you forward your reception report to texasradiosw@gmail.com.

If you already received an eQSL from Radio Merlin, send us a copy of it and we'll send you one of our special eQSLs for a two-for-one offer.

This deal won't last forever so forward your reception report or copy of your Radio Merlin eQSL right away.

DRM Consortium Publishes Its Own Results Overview of 2021 Delhi/Jaipur DRM FM Trial

In February and March 2021, the DRM Consortium, its members and supporters in India and internationally, conducted an extensive demo/trial of the global, ITU recommended DRM Digital Radio Mondiale standard applied for local/regional services in the FM band. This demo was carried out at the request of the AIR (All India Radio) as part of an evaluation of two digital radio options for the FM band to choose from and recommend for adoption to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The by on-the-road measurements in New Delhi as well as Jaipur were done with a professional DRM receiver and a selection of commercial DRM receivers and mobile phones upgraded for DRM reception in the FM band.

The measurements were carried out based on a pure-digital single DRM signal (block) as well as multi-DRM configurations (placing multiple DRM blocks side-by-side from a single transmitter). DRM is a pure digital standard. However, simulcast operation (DRM and analogue FM signals side-by-side from a single transmitter) was also conducted from the same transmitter. DRM was also shown to work in FM white spaces without affecting ongoing analogue FM transmissions.

While the AIR R&D team carried out measurements on behalf of the evaluation Committee, the DRM Consortium in parallel undertook its own set of professional-grade measurements, both with a professional DRM monitoring receiver as well as with consumer-grade radio sets, car receivers and mobile phones.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / CONCLUSION

The presented results of the collected measurement data from the DRM FM-band trial in New Delhi and Jaipur are both extremely positive and very encouraging.

The measurements clearly demonstrate that DRM as the global all-bands digital radio standard can deliver an unmatched number of digital audio services in the given spectrum (up to 3 audio plus 1 multimedia service per DRM signal block), while allowing for maximum utilisation of the FM-band spectrum (with every DRM signal occupying only 96 kHz spectrum bandwidth, half the bandwidth analogue FM requires for a single audio service).

During the trial it was confirmed that adding DRM transmissions to the FM band is fully compatible and does not interfere with on-going analogue FM services. Also, DRM as a pure-digital radio standard proved its ability to efficiently broadcast multiple DRM signals side-by-side from a single transmitter (multi-DRM transmitter configuration), and for operating in flexible configurations alongside an analogue FM signal from the same transmitter (simulcast transmitter configuration).

During the workshop DRM was demonstrated to deliver additional Journaline advanced text service in multiple Indian languages, to be ready for delivering Emergency Warning Functionality (EWF with CAP interface), and to efficiently enable traffic, travel and online teaching services over broadcast, without requiring Internet connectivity.

Reception of DRM services in the FM band was demonstrated on various consumer receivers of various types, on car receivers, and on mobile phones. It was proven that existing receiver models, already supporting DRM in the AM bands as adopted by India, can support DRM in all bands by a simple firmware upgrade without hardware modifications.

DRM in FM-band is the natural extension of the digital radio standard already deployed in the AM bands in India. DRM is made for today’s and tomorrow’s FM environment and radio services in India.

Download the full overview here: https://www.drm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-09-16_Results-of-DRM-FM-Trial-Delhi-Jaipur_v1.0.pdf

(DRM Consortium)

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Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi

Radio Blackstone Out, Atlantic 2000 International In, For October 10 Europirate Relay on WRMI

Radio Blackstone backed out of its commitment to produce a program to air on WRMI at Midnight UTC on October 10. Blackstone did not explain reneging on its promise.

Luckily, French low-power station Atlantic 2000 International has come to the rescue and will provide a program for our listeners. (Atlantic 2000 was scheduled to air a program on December 5.)

Attached is an updated copy of TRSW's 2021 program schedule, which shows the new date for Atlantic 2000 and a TRSW Special: A Different Kind of Christmas on December 5. Right now, we're searching for off-beat Christmas songs to weave into a program. But don't worry, we won't play "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" or other songs of that ilk.

73 and Arrgghh.

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Media & Tech - 20/09/2021