martedì 15 gennaio 2019

Radio Nacional da Amazonia on air on both frequencies, 11780 and 6180 kHz

BRAZIL, Radio Nacional da Amazonia on air on both frequencies, 2100-2110, 15-01, program "A Voz do Brasil", 11780 cut off abruptly at 2105, and returns at 2108.
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Log in Lugo

Media & Tech - 15/01/2019

SWLDXBulgaria News Jan.14-15


BANGLADESH   Reception of Radio Bangladesh Betar in 31mb on Jan.14
1315-1345 on  9455 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Nepali, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-radio-bangladesh-betar-in_15.html

BOTSWANA(non)   Voice of America via Selebi Phikwe in 19&16mb, Jan.14
1400-1500 on 15580 BOT 100 kW / 010 deg to CEAf English, very good &
1400-1500 on 17885 BOT 100 kW / 350 deg to SoAf English, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/voice-of-america-via-selebi-phikwe-in.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Nigeria Kaduna via TDF Issoudun in 22mb on Jan.14
0700-0900 on 13840 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, very good, BUT
0900-1500 on 17690 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa-NO SIGNAL TODAY
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-radio-nigeria-kaduna-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle via Talata & Meyerton on Jan.14
1000-1100 on 15275 MDC 250 kW / 300 deg to EaAf Swahili, good
1000-1100 on 17710 MEY 250 kW / 007 deg to EaAf Swahili, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-deutsche-welle-via-talata.html

GREECE   Good signal of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Jan.15:
0754-0758 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Serbian tx#3
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/good-signal-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420.html

GUAM   Reception of FEBC/FEBA via KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Jan.14:
1330-1345 on 11580 TWR 200 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Mon, weak signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-febcfeba-via-ktwr-trans.html

INDIA   Fair signal of All India Radio AIR in English in 22mb, Jan.14:
1330-1500 on 13695 BGL 500 kW / 120 deg to SEAs English-QRM from 13690
1100-1700 on 13690 INB 050 kW / 062 deg to WeEu English Mo-Fr WINB DRM
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/fair-signal-of-all-india-radio-air-in.html

IRAN   Reception of VIRI IRIB PARS TODAY in Russian on Jan.14
1323-1420 on  9835 SIR 500 kW / 336 deg to EaEu Russian, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-viri-irib-pars-today-in.html

KUWAIT   MOI Radio Kuwait in Farsi on odd 7249.8 kHz, Jan.14:
0800-1000 on  7249.8 KBD 250 kW / non-dir to WeAs Farsi, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/moi-radio-kuwait-in-farsi-on-odd-72498.html

MADAGASCAR(non)   WCB Madagascar World Voice KNLS New Life Station on Jan.14:
1800-1900 on 11885 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to EaEu Russian tx#2, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/wcb-madagascar-world-voice-knls-new.html

NEW ZEALAND   Good signal of Radio New Zealand Pacific, Jan.14
from 1430 on  6115 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/good-signal-of-radio-new-zealand.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 49mb on Jan.15:
0715-0721 on  6320 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-49mb_15.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 41mb on Jan.15:
0730-0736 on  7410 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-41mb_15.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb on Jan.15:
0740-0746 on 11532 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, QRM
same time on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish Denge Welat
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-25mb_15.html

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman is again in English but before 1400UT, Jan.14
1350&1409 on 15140.0 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, very good & co-ch
at same time 15139.8 QVC 250 kW / 130 deg to SoAm Spanish Radio Habana Cuba:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/radio-sultanate-of-oman-is-again-in.html

THAILAND   HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service in 31mb, Jan.14:
1230-1300 on  9940 UDO 250 kW / 132 deg to SEAs English, fair
1400-1430 on  9940 UDO 250 kW / 132 deg to SEAs English, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-hsk9-radio-thailand-world_15.html

U.K.  Strong signal of BBC via ENC-DMS Woofferton, Jan.14
1200-1230 on 15490 WOF 250 kW / 170 deg to NoAf French
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/strong-signal-of-bbc-in-french-via-enc.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via ENC-DMS Yerevan, Jan.14:
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-feba-radio-via-enc-dms_15.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio/Radio Sama via ENC-DMS Woofferton, Jan.15:
0800-0830 on 15260 WOF 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Arabic, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/feba-radioradio-sama-via-enc-dms.html

USA   Good signal of Supreme Master TV via WRMI-09, Jan.14
1400-2000 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to NCAf English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/good-signal-of-supreme-master-tv-via_15.html

USA   Weak/fair signal of WRNO Worldwide Radio, Jan.15:
till 0800 on  7505 RNO 050 kW / 020 deg to ENAm English
from 0800 on  7505 RNO 050 kW / 020 deg to ENAm Chinese
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/weakfair-signal-of-wrno-worldwide-radio_15.html

USA   Reception of WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio in 25mb on Jan.15:
till 0855 on 11520 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf English, weak/fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-wewn-1-global-catholic_15.html

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio Int WHRI Angel 1, Jan.15
0900-1000 on 11825 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English, good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-world-harvest-radio-int_15.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

Agenda DX 15/01/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Tezulutlan, Guatemala 4835 Khz (1975)
Radio Nacional de Chile, servizio estero 15140 Khz (1974)
RFO, Guyana 5055 Khz (1953)
WAPA, Puerto Rico 680 Khz (1947)
KWJJ, Oregon 1080 Khz (1925)

lunedì 14 gennaio 2019

Brazil log jan 14

Checked the daytimer in Brazil on the remote KiwiSDR unit in nearby Paraguay at 17.00 UT on Jan 14,

and also on remote Perseus SDR in MA-US state installation at 08.40 UT on Jan 14.

4915.123 kHz, probably (10 kW) ZYF691 R. Daqui, Goiania GO,
S=6 poor at 08.40 UT on Jan 14.
www.facebook.com/daquigoiania

5025even CUB  Bauta OVERMODULATED S=9+30dB, 20 kHz wideband signal,
         female/singer/guitar mx. 08.43 UT on Jan 14.

5085even USA  WTWW, beat pop mx, S=9+30dB in MA US state.
         "Get Up ..." song at 08.45 UT.

11815.031 kHz BRA  weak S=5 in MA, at 08.54 UT, underneath also co-channel
          NHK Yamata Japanese on even 11815 kHz.

 9564.910 kHz BRA  S=7 at 09.02 UT.

 9630.496 kHz BRA  S=5-6 poor at 09.04 UT.

 9664.671 kHz BRA  Heavy QRM co-channel of 9665even fq from D.P.R. Korea
          KCBS Pyongyang, S=9+10dB via Arctic-Siberia path at 09.08 UT.

 9818.706 kHz BRA  but heavy strong CNR2 Xian site co-channel on 9820 kHz,
          at S=9+20dB level.

Checked the  d a y timer in Brazil on the remote KiwiSDR unit
in nearby Paraguay at 17.00 UT on Jan 14,

9515 kHz sermon in Portuguese on KiwiSDR Paraguay proxy at 17.00 UT,
         S=9 -73dBm

9555 kHz canciones, corazon, Port, S=8 -79dBm

9565 kHz Port., S=9 -70dBm.

9630 kHz Port., padre sermon at 17.12 UT, "Parecida" heard often.

9664.6   BRA Port, S=9+10dB -65dBm.

5939v    BRA Port, sermon, S=8 or -80dBm

6080v    BRA Port, sermon, S=8-9 or -69dBm.

6105.3   UNID. signal threshold -89dBm.

11815.019 BRA S=9 or -74dBm.

re GH report
"11855.915 and audibly wobbling",
yes 2 ... 3 audio distortion strings visible at 17.30 UT in Paraguay.
ZYE954 Radio Aparecida, Aparecida SP. Audio NOT CLEAN.

11895v    BRA S=9+5dB or -71dBm.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

SWLDXBulgaria News Jan.13-14

CUBA   Reception of Radio Habana Cuba in 25mb on Jan.13
from 2202 on 11760 BAU 100 kW / non-dir to NCAm Spanish, fair
from 2202 on 11840 QVC 250 kW / 170 deg to SoAm Spanish, weak
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-radio-habana-cuba-in-25mb.html

CUBA   Reception of Radio Habana Cuba in 49mb on Jan.14
0600-0700 on  6000 QVC 250 kW / 010 deg to ENAm English, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-radio-habana-cuba-in-49mb.html

CUBA   Radio Habana Cuba on odd frequency 5039.8 kHz on Jan.14:
0600-0700 on  5039.8 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba English, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/radio-habana-cuba-on-odd-frequency.html

CUBA   Fair signal of Radio Rebelde in 60mb on Jan.14:
from 0630 on  5025 BAU 050 kW / non-dir to CSAm Spanish
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/fair-signal-of-radio-rebelde-in-60mb-on.html

GERMANY   Good signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on Jan.14:
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/good-signal-of-dwd-deutscher.html

KUWAIT   MOI Radio Kuwait in English on very odd 15529.7 kHz, Jan.14
0500-0800 on 15529.7 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/moi-radio-kuwait-in-english-on-very-odd.html

PIRATE RADIO   Good signal of Laser Hot Hits, Jan.14
from 0640 on  6205 unknown kW / unknown to Eu Music:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/good-signal-of-laser-hot-hits-in-49mb.html

TAJIKISTAN   Reception of Voice of Tibet in 41mb on Jan.13
2300-2330 on  7496 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, good
2330-2400 on  7484 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-voice-of-tibet-in-41mb-on.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ndarason International via ENC-DMS Woofferton, Jan.14:
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/radio-ndarason-international-via-enc.html

USA   Very good signal of AWR Wavescan via WRMI-1, Jan.13
2100-2130 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/very-good-signal-of-awr-wavescan-via.html

USA   Very good signal of World of Radio via WRMI-1, Jan.13
2130-2200 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sun
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/very-good-signal-of-world-of-radio-via.html

USA   Reception of WWCR-3 World Wide Christian Radio, Jan.14:
from 0658 on  4840 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/01/reception-of-wwcr-3-world-wide_14.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 January 13-14, 2019

** CHINA [non]. 5910, Jan 14 at 0258, CRI *0300 relay in English via CUBA is already on, in Chinese. Second harmonic 11820 is a JBA carrier correlating with RHC 25m fundamentals being weakened. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 14 at 0252, R. Rebelde is S9+20 but overmodulated/distorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Jan 14 at 0415, R. Progreso is S9+20 but suptorted modulation. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, Jan 14 at 0601, RHC English has about equal level CCI in Arabic, which is per HFCC: NHK via FRANCE at 0600-0630, 140 degrees to ME. Something`s always wrong at RHC -- like not registering in HFCC so lazy frequency managers elsewhere know about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140-, Jan 14 at 1518, RHC Spanish throwing out lots of spurs, circa 15311, 15283, 14997, 14968 --- these are the usual two pairs, at plus/minus 171 and 143 kHz. But also: 15197 & 15083 which are plus/minus 57 kHz, and another suspicious blob at 14882, which is 258 kHz away from 15140 --- possibly the sum of 143 + 57 + 57? Something`s always wrong at RHC. Think of all the grist Arnie could call upon to liven up DXers Unlimited if he would try to explain these! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6190, Jan 14 at 0255, La Voz Alegre ID at closing, S9+10/S9, 0256 a bit of dead air and off. So MWV is back after their transformer lightning strike. Should resume shortly with a repeat of the Spanish hour on 6180 from 0300 after China/Cuba is off.

13670, Jan 14 at 1800, African Pathways Radio is also back opening hour previewing music from Bela Fleck and Dolly Parton, S9/S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 14 at 0548, carrier not as strong as usual, but bodes well for VON to be back tonight for the 0600 Hausa broadcast (and if we`re lucky their neat percussion IS a few minutes before) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1640, Jan 14 at 0417, KZLS ``Enid`` (-OKC via Hennessey site) in dead air with fast SAH, facilitating copy of ESPN, no doubt WTNI Biloxi MS, the only sports format on 1640, which always QRMs at night and apparently stays on 10 kW daypower ND (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Had not been getting any decodable signals off the air from KETA-13, OETA, but resumes Jan 14. Website checked Jan 13 explains:

``ATTENTION OKLAHOMA CITY ANTENNA VIEWERS

OETA will be conducting mandatory maintenance work on our Oklahoma City tower. Because of this, we are required to reduce power significantly between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning 8 a.m., Jan. 10 to 4 p.m., Jan. 11. This will result in a loss of signal to viewers watching OETA via antenna.

Weather permitting, power will be restored Jan. 12 and 13. Work will resume at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15 and is scheduled to be completed at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17. We’d like to thank everyone viewing OETA via antenna for their patience while we make the necessary repairs and upgrades that will ensure your favorite shows continue uninterrupted in the future.``

Also an update on the Foundation situation:

http://www.oeta.tv/blogs/media/faqs-about-oeta-and-the-oeta-foundation/

``FAQs about OETA and the OETA Foundation
Posted by Aaron Morvan on Jan 11, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Q. What’s going on?

A. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees authorized a lawsuit to be filed against OETA. The Foundation has failed to provide proper oversight over their organization and allowed it to ignite this controversy by denying access to parts of the shared facility, changing the locks, hacking into OETA’s system, withholding funds, and ultimately suing us in a blatant power grab.

In response, OETA’s governing Board has terminated OETA’s agreement with the Foundation in order to protect donor funds, information, and OETA’s integrity. OETA employees and governing Board members are focused on continued delivery of quality, life-enriching public media to Oklahomans. We are proud to carry on the six decades of work that have made OETA the most-watched PBS station in America. Programming and operations are ongoing and not presently impacted by OETA’s termination of its agreement with the Foundation.

Q. What happened to the relationship between OETA and its foundation?

A. This is an interesting story.

More than 30 years ago the state legislature passed a law that allowed OETA to set up a charitable foundation to support OETA. 

For most of those 30 years the relationship between OETA and the Foundation worked well.  

Within the last five years dissention arose between the two and the Foundation began repeatedly attempting to interfere with OETA operations and to unduly influence OETA’s state governing Board. OETA tried to correct the problems through repeated meetings but the problems only grew worse. 

The Foundation today refuses to give OETA access to our donor funds and how they have been used. The Foundation has locked OETA employees out of multiple areas within the OETA building. OETA is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensee and responsible for its operations, programming and donor finances. The Foundation is a fundraising auxiliary and should not be attempting to also function as public television station.

Last month the Foundation sued OETA to try and seize even more control. OETA countered the suit in the courts asking the judge to drop the frivolous claims made in the Foundation lawsuit.

As a last resort, the OETA Board, accountable to the State of Oklahoma and charged with ensuring OETA’s viability and compliance with laws and regulations, officially terminated the agreement with the Foundation and began the process of identifying a new charitable organization to responsibly oversee donor funds and to retrieve the donor money already raised, putting it to proper use as required by the FCC and Corporation for Public Broadcasting and, most importantly, as intended by our donors.

Q. Is the money I’ve already given to OETA safe?

A. OETA has advised the Foundation that we consider all funds, assets, property, and information they possess to be held solely and exclusively for the benefit of OETA. The Foundation has affirmed this on multiple occasions. We are confident, once the Foundation’s lawsuit is resolved, those generous gifts will be honored as the donors intended and used to support OETA.

Q. Can I still give money to OETA?

A. OETA has temporarily suspended accepting new donations as we finalize negotiating a relationship with the Friends of OETA, Inc. charitable organization. We are moving as quickly as possible to resume donations and fundraising but we take seriously the charge to shepherd funds given and funds that will be given in a manner that is transparent and ethical.

Q. Is a state agency (OETA) trying to take over the Foundation?

A. No. The Foundation was originally created by a diverse group of philanthropic Oklahomans to serve OETA and unfortunately has since become a rogue organization. They have refused to provide basic information crucial to the operation of OETA. Donor funds, given in good faith, have been misappropriated for unauthorized programming and unsolicited content creation and production. Donors have been lied to about the collection and use of their well-intended donations. OETA, a state agency, is simply choosing to select a new, more responsible charity to cooperate with in order to protect its donors and their funds.

Q. Who is leading OETA and how did they get there?

    Dr. Richard Beck, Provost Rogers State University
    Terri Cornett, Civic Volunteer
    Dr. Cheryl Evans, President Northern Oklahoma College
    Mr. James Gallogly, OU President
    Mr. Burns Hargis, OSU President
    Ms. Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma Superintendent
    Mr. Reese "Cody" Inman, Civic Volunteer
    Dr. Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor Oklahoma State Regents
    Mr. Garrett King - Board Chair
    Ms. Suzanne Lair, Principal Jenks Public Schools
    Dr. Larry Rice, President Rogers State University
    Mr. Clarke Stroud, Director OU Football Operations

    Public media veteran Polly Anderson’s leadership as Executive Director has been an outstanding asset to OETA since her hiring just over one year ago. She continues to have the full support of the OETA Board of Directors.

Q. Has OETA really refused a legislative meeting with the Foundation?

A. OETA has met with state legislative and executive officials regarding our ongoing efforts over a multi-year period, including as recently as Monday, January 7, 2019.  At Monday’s meeting, OETA clearly outlined the reasons it believes that, short of decisive action by the few remaining members of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, termination of the relationship is the only remaining option to protect public television in Oklahoma. Additionally, OETA leaders met repeatedly with the Foundation to resolve these issues outside of the courts. The Foundation staff continued to overstep the authority granted to them by state law and continued to willfully mislead donors, withholding funds and duplicating the functions of the state agency—they even went so far as to defy the direct orders of the Foundation’s governing board, leading to multiple resignations from that body in 2018 of longtime OETA supporters.

Q. Why did OETA evict the Foundation from the building they formally shared?

A. The Foundation has used the OETA facility as a guest of OETA. Recently, the Foundation staff restricted access to OETA personnel within the OETA headquarters, changed the locks on the building, hacked OETA’s state computer network, and recently reported to OETA that they installed an unauthorized video surveillance system. The responsible action on the part of OETA as a state agency to protect state employees and state assets was clear.

The Foundation had become a totally unaccountable organization – operating outside its intended statutory and fiscal boundaries and acting in defiance of its earlier earlier governing board members, leading to the resignation of several longtime Foundation Trustees and OETA supporters.  Despite over two years of negotiations and good faith efforts on the part of OETA to bring our Foundation back to its intended role, the Foundation recklessly and maliciously resisted all civil efforts and refused to negotiate multiple proposed reforms. Therefore, it is necessary and prudent to clearly separate our operational functions at this time and to prevent the Foundation from further undermining of the state agency it was established to serve.

Q. Why won’t OETA cash checks amounting to over $1.2 million provided by the Foundation?

A. OETA conducts the stewardship of all funds with the utmost caution and integrity. OETA is working with our federal and state regulators, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office, to ensure proper accounting and handling of these funds.

Q. How does OETA fit into PBS/Corporation for Public Broadcasting?

A. OETA is a PBS member station and a CPB grantee. Although the Foundation has repeatedly attempted to misrepresent OETA to our federal regulators and partners, the Foundation has no relationship with PBS or the CPB outside of OETA.  OETA has a very positive relationship with both PBS and CPB and has kept both entities advised of the ongoing issues with the Foundation.

Q. Where does OETA go from here?

A. OETA is working through this complex situation in consultation with state legislative and executive officials and our federal regulators. We are committed to the outstanding programming that has made it the most-watched PBS-station in America.  We are diligently working to secure all past and present donor funds with a new and responsible charitable foundation that will be governed by an independent board of philanthropic and ethical individuals who can cooperate with OETA’s governing board in a mutually-beneficial relationship.``

I then wrote to OETA:

``I am sure everyone is concentrating on the terrible Foundation situation, and thanks for explaining that on website. I don`t see any names of individuals at the F who must be responsible for this. Is it a few people in a power struggle?

But a couple of things:

How about some explanation of the reason for abruptly disposing of OKLA and replacing it with World?? Interesting stuff, I am not necessarily objecting. Is this in any way related to the Foundation thing?

However some programming seems to have got lost in the shuffle; surely you could still find some places for it on one channel or another:

PBS Newshour SUNDAY
Ray Stevens
Bluegrass Underground
(maybe the last two have run their course; we can`t know)

I am glad to see Amanpour out of 10 pm to a more convenient time, 11 am, as I had requested some time ago. Thanks and good luck!``

Reply:

``We hope that you are enjoying OETA World! Our programming department has been working on this for some time and it debuted this past Monday, January 7th. I believe that they promoted it on the OETA channels for a while beforehand thruout the day before World premiered. Nothing whatsoever tied to the Foundation matters was a part of debuting World, as OETA World can be found in over 150 some odd television markets out of the 160 some odd markets across the  country. Our viewers were asking for new programs and  this is what OETA World does – it allows us to re-air our local content on Saturday evenings and on Sunday mornings early until noon we re-air our British dramas, including Masterpiece Theater. And beyond  that, thru the week there are many new programs to discover plus all of the shows you are familiar with like Frontline, Independent Lens, POV, Nature, NOVA, etc.

Well, with any type of lawsuit or even police investigations - information has to be limited due to the nature of it all until it has concluded. Hopefully what has been provided does help our viewers at this time and when we can update information for them it will be provided I'm sure. In the meantime, enjoy all of the good viewing on OETA and have a great day. Respectfully, Kristi Wren, Receptionist``

Follow up: ``We will air BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND sometime on HD (13-1) but RAY STEVENS doesn’t have a date at this time. As soon as I know even more info I’ll advise or it may even be promoted on air between current programming. Respectfully, Kristi Wren, Receptionist``

I am also having to re-convince OETA that there is a totally separate and new PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND edition on Sundays, after Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7215-7220-7225, Jan 14 at 0550, DRM noise, which has to be RRI Galbeni, scheduled 05-06, 285 degrees in Romanian to W Europe, in analog! per HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1964 monitoring: confirmed Sunday January 13 at 2140 the 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 14 at 0230 on WRMI 5950, S7 to S9+10; and weaker 9395 poor, with high local noise making the R75 NR essential.

Also confirmed UT Monday January 14 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast, but JBA carrier at 0413 on WBCQ 5130.4 (earlier at 0253 during JL at S8-S9, I had measured it on 5130.441).

Also confirmed UT Monday January 14 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, JBA. Next:

2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

(It is clear as of Monday morning that WOR 1965 will not be ready until Tuesday at the earliest, probably like last week, not even by the 2030 airing on WRMI 7780; this is only due to my running so far behind in processing info, also causing DXLDs to appear almost a week after closing dates.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 14 at 1432, WTWW-3 is still on with rock music, S9+30, along with weak parasite spurs 5072.1 & 5097.9. Still at 1516. 1557 just as strong; and even 1740 rechex, so evidently running all-day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 6990-LSB, Jan 14 at 0552, the aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh-guy is back uttering Japanesish syllables with long vocalized pauses, sometimes eeeeeeee depending on the preceding word. I hastily scribble what some of them sound like: kinata, kita, katana, noto, nata, itati, atata, kinata, itawa, ishotu, kata, kunoto, sijimata, hanata, kata, hotokono, pinata, isashana, ishaba, koshodo, ishiba - and then stops abruptly at 0555*. Since he is on LSB, only 10 kHz out of the 40m band, suspect he has some ham radio connexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11802-USB, Jan 14 at 1552, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, INTRUDERS. I continue to be amazed that no one else ever reports these (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1833 UT January 14

Wolfgang Bueschel jan 14 log

MONGOLIA   YES, MNG heard tentatively today on Maunos remote SDR in Finland
at 14.28 UT on Jan 14, male voice talk on
4894.999 1/2 kHz on the lower side, S=7-8 strength in Finland.

KYRGYZSTAN   At same place heard Kyrgyz R from Bishkek on
4010.221 kHz S=9+20dB proper in Finland remote, 14.20 UT on Jan 14.
At Seoul remote SDR noted on 4010.221 kHz S=8 at 16.43 UT.

TAJIKISTAN  4765.067 kHz odd fq reserve unit of Tajik Radio 1 progr
at Dushanbe Yangi Yul now in regular use.

S=9+15dB at 14.24 UT on Jan 14. Central Asian Tajik mx
singer/string instrument played, 10.4 kHz wideband signal.

At Seoul remote SDR noted on 4765.066 kHz S=7 at 16.40 UT.

SOUTH AFRICA   4894.979 exact measured and English program heard from
Meyerton SenTec South Africa at 16.44 UT on Jan 14, in remote SEoul Korea
SDR unit.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

Media & Tech - 14/01/2019

Propagation outlook from Boulder

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
07 - 13 January 2019

Solar activity was very low. The solar disk was spotless during the
reporting period. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached
high levels on 07-10 Jan and moderate levels on 11-13 Jan. The peak
flux was 2,970 pfu observed at 07/2040 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels. Solar
wind parameters began the period under waning negative polarity
coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) effects. Solar wind speed
began the period near 535 km/s, but diminished to near 345 km/s by
10/0720 UTC. Total field remained at 6 nT or less during this time.
The geomagnetic field responded with quiet to unsettled levels on 07
Jan followed by quiet levels on 08-10 Jan. By late on 10 Jan, solar
wind speed once again increased to near 515 km/s by 11/0435 UTC
while total field only increased briefly to a maximum of 8 nT at
11/0635 UTC. The Bz component deflected southward for approximately
3 hours to near -6 nT. The geomagnetic field responded with an
isolated active period on 11 Jan. By 12 and 13 Jan, solar wind speed
had decreased to below 400 km/s. The geomagnetic field was once
again quiet on 12-13 Jan.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
14 January - 09 February 2019

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels on 14-19 Jan and
03-09 Feb. A slight chance for C-class flares is expected on 20
Jan-02 Feb due to the return of old Region 2732 (N09, L=215).

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to reach high levels on 25-27 Jan and 02-06 Feb due to
recurrent CH HSS influence.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled levels on
15-16 Jan. Unsettled to active levels are expected on 24-26 Jan and
31 Jan - 03 Feb with G1 (Minor) storm levels likely on 24 Jan due to
recurrent CH HSS effects.

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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Jan 14      69           5          2
2019 Jan 15      69           8          3
2019 Jan 16      69           8          3
2019 Jan 17      69           5          2
2019 Jan 18      70           5          2
2019 Jan 19      70           5          2
2019 Jan 20      71           5          2
2019 Jan 21      71           5          2
2019 Jan 22      71           5          2
2019 Jan 23      71           5          2
2019 Jan 24      71          20          5
2019 Jan 25      71          12          4
2019 Jan 26      71           8          3
2019 Jan 27      71           5          2
2019 Jan 28      71           5          2
2019 Jan 29      71           5          2
2019 Jan 30      71           5          2
2019 Jan 31      71          10          3
2019 Feb 01      71          15          4
2019 Feb 02      70          12          4
2019 Feb 03      70           8          3
2019 Feb 04      70           5          2
2019 Feb 05      69           5          2
2019 Feb 06      69           5          2
2019 Feb 07      69           5          2
2019 Feb 08      69           5          2
2019 Feb 09      69           5          2
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W4HM Daily HF-MF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2019-14

Greetings to my fellow hamateur radio and SWL radio enthusiasts around the
world.

Welcome to my “not for profit” W4HM Daily HF-MF Radio Wave Propagation
Forecast.

It’s the only accurate daily global HF-MF radio wave propagation forecast produced on the planet.

I'm a heliophysicist, terrestrial/troposphere meteorologist/climatologist, physical oceanographer and one of the few on the planet with advanced education and forecast experience in all aforementioned disciplines. In terrestrial/troposphere weather forecasting I have 45 years of experience and in solar, space and geomagnetic weather forecasting 34 years.

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

Solar minimum may begin later this year and may last longer than any previous solar cycle in the 20th century. When solar cycle 25 finally gets underway it could be the weakest since the middle of the 19th century. Another Dalton type lesser grand solar minimum may occur with a corresponding cooling of earth’s climate. This would negate anthropogenic climate change if it were occurring which it isn’t.

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

#14 issued Monday January 14, 2019 at 1530 UTC
 
Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

Solar activity was very low.

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were

69.2 68.9 69.1.

There had been 3 consecutive days with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index number (SFI) below 70.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

There had been 8 consecutive days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

In 2019 there had been 8 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 221 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

There had been no earth facing sunspot group(s).

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at a quiet geomagnetic condition of

0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1.

The 24 hour period planetary A index (Ap) maximum and minimum values ranged between

3 & 0,

which had been at a quiet geomagnetic condition.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum Disturbance Storm Time Index (Dst) ranged between

-6 & +20 nT.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed was

400 & 290 km/s.

GLOBAL (HF) HIGH FREQUENCY (3000-30000 KHZ) RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION CONDITIONS EXPECTED-

HF-MF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jan 14, 2019- steady.

HF-MF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jan 15, 2019- minor deterioration.

HF-MF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jan 16, 2019- steady.

Northern Hemisphere HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

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

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 to 9 at night and S1-3 at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

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

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

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

Southern Hemisphere HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

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

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

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

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9+10 at night and S3-5 at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+15 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at night and S5-8 at day,

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

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

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.


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

FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH-
-East <-> West To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S9-+1
*North <-> South To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S7-8
+South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S5-6

FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH-
-East <-> West To 1100 Mi / 1800 km
S9
*South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km
S5-6
+North <-> South To 1100 Mi / 1800 km
S7-8

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

High Latitude
S4-6
Mid Latitude
S9+10
Low latitude
S7-8

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

High Latitude
S2-4
Mid Latitude
S6-7
Low latitude
S3-5


This HF-MF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP HF-MF radio wave propagation prediction software.
I wrote it beginning in the late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it still can’t be distributed to the general public. It does outperform VOA CAP and Prop Lab.
I do check the actual band conditions at my location in the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE FOLLOWING IS EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL ON SOLAR, SPACE, GEOMAGNETIC WEATHER OBSERVING AND IONOSPHERE GOINGS ON. ALSO HF AND MF RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION CONDITIONS AND FORECASTING.
Globally HF-MF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

Conditions change daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and by decade, as the
sun rises and sets at different times and at different angles from the
ecliptic, as well as by radio wave frequency. This is due to changes in the
maximum usable frequency (MUF), lowest usable frequency (LUF) and F layer
critical frequency (FoF2). Also by propagation path.

The D and E layers also come into play through RF radio wave signal
absorption and refraction. And then there is sporadic E (Es) radio wave
propagation that can really throw a wrench into the gears so to speak.

Things like sporadic E (Es) radio wave propagation and lightning storm
static can impact HF radio wave propagation in an unpredictable manner and
mostly bad.

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio.

Lower high frequency (80-30 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner not so much by variations in the maximum usable frequency
(MUF) along a particular propagation path and time but rather due to
geomagnetic elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms (Kp-5 &
greater) that increase signal absorption via the E layer (the altitude of
the radio aurora). Also increases in the lowest usable frequency (LUF) via D
layer RF signal absorption due to hard x-rays, galactic cosmic waves,
elevated background solar flux levels greater than B0 and energetic proton
flux levels at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

Higher frequency (20-10 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner by variations in the maximum usable frequency (MUF) along a
particular propagation path and time due to the current sunspot number and
also due to elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms of Kp-5 &
greater. Also D layer RF signal absorption due to elevated (greater than B0)
background solar flux levels. Also to a lesser extent elevated proton flux
at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

GENERAL GUIDELINES CONCERNING CORRELATION OF PROPAGATION INDICES TO ACTUAL HF PROPAGATION CONDITIONS-

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the HF-MF radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2019 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

All 14 of the following indices have to occur as described below in order to
see the best global high frequency (HF) radio wave propagation possible,
something that happens only rarely.

1.) Dropping geomagnetic field indices numbers are better, Kp of 0 best.

2.) A daily sunspot number of 150 or higher, 200 or higher best.

3.) A daily sunspot number of greater than 100 for routine stable formation
of the E Valley/F Layer ducting mechanism.

4.) Previous 24 hour Ap index under 10, fewer than 7 for several days
consecutively are best.

5.) Previous 3 hours Kp index fewer than 3 for mid latitude paths, fewer
than 2 for high latitude paths, 0 for several days consecutively is best.

6.) Energetic protons no greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

7.) Background x-ray flux levels greater than B1 for several days
consecutively, greater than C1 best.

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

9.) Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz with a (positive number) sign,
indicates a lesser chance of high latitude path aurora
absorption/unpredictable refraction or scattering of medium frequency RF
signals, when the Kp is above 3.

10.) A -10 or better towards a positive number Dst index during the recovery
time after a geomagnetic storm, as related to the equatorial ring current. A
positive number is best.

GENERAL GUIDELINES CONCERNING CORRELATION OF PROPAGATION INDICES TO ACTUAL MF PROPAGATION CONDITIONS-

Medium frequency (300-3000 khz) radio wave propagation conditions are impacted in a negative manner not by variations in the maximum usable frequency (MUF) along a particular propagation path and time but rather due to energetic electron flux levels at energies greater than 2 MeV (2+1), geomagnetic disturbances (Kp-3-4) and geomagnetic storms (Kp-5 & >) that increase signal absorption via the E layer (the general altitude of the radio aurora). Also increases in the lowest usable frequency (LUF) via D layer signal absorption due to elevated background solar flux levels greater than A0, proton flux levels at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0), hard x-rays and galactic cosmic rays.
There is also the issue of magneto ionic power coupling. Antenna polarization plays a large role in the success of a long haul MF DX contact. As a MF RF signal traverses Earth's magnetic lines of force in a perpendicular manner on high and mid latitude paths say between W3 land and SM, higher angle horizontally polarized signals are more readily absorbed than lower angle vertically polarized signals. On other propagation paths on the globe opposite results can be found, i.e., horizontally polarized signals suffer less absorption on a propagation path between VK6 and W6 or S9 and W4.
Unfortunately the simplest way to look at medium frequencies with respect to radio wave propagation conditions is to accept the fact that propagation is poor the majority of the time, especially past approximately 1250 miles (one maximum distance refraction off of the E layer), with occasional short-lived good periods as far as 3200 miles.
All 13 of the following indices have to occur as described below in order to see the best global medium frequency (MF) radio wave propagation possible.
The simplest way to look at medium frequencies (MF) with respect to radio wave propagation conditions is to accept the fact that propagation is poor the majority of the time, especially past approximately 1250 miles (one refraction off of the E layer), with occasional short-lived good periods as far as 3200 miles.
1.) Dropping geomagnetic field indices numbers are better, Kp of 0 best.
2.) A daily sunspot number under 100, under 70 best.
3.) A daily sunspot number no higher then the 100 for routine stable formation of the E Valley/F Layer ducting mechanism.

4.) Previous 24 hour Ap index under 10, fewer than 7 for several days consecutively are best.

5.) Previous 3 hours Kp index fewer than 3 for mid latitude paths, fewer than 2 for high latitude paths, 0 for several days consecutively is best.

6.) Energetic proton flux levels no greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

7.) Background x-ray flux levels of A0 for several days consecutively.

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

9.) Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz with a (positive number) sign, indicates a lesser chance of high latitude path aurora absorption/unpredictable refraction or scattering of medium frequency RF signals, when the Kp is above 3.

10.) A -10 or better towards a positive number Dst index during the recovery time after a geomagnetic storm, as related to the equatorial ring current. A positive number is best.
11.) Galactic cosmic rays decrease to -3 units below zero and trending towards zero.
12.) Energetic electron flux levels no greater than 2 MeV (2+0).
13. A solar wind speed of less than 300 km/s for several days consecutively.

Standard Disclaimer-

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

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

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

Also HF-MF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science and therefore also an art. The forecasts are not official but for
educational and hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error

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

Mongolian Radio, Murun 4895.02 now on air, heard via SDR Kiwi Irkutsk

MONGOLIA, 4895.02, Mongolian National Radio, Murun, heard via SDR Kiwi remote receiver in Irkutsk, Russia, open program at about 0800, Mongolian comments by female and male. Past two days out of air. 25332.
Audio of Mongolian Radio, Murun, 4895.2 via remote SDR Kiwi Irkutsk at 0859 with time signals at 0900, 14 January:
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZenvx7Z52JKMwr5hQfQdF9Sf0FoUygD5tn7

Now on air again at 1120 UTC.

Yes, vía SDR Kiwi Irkutsk  on 7260 two stations, China on 7260.2 and presumed Mongolia on 7260.3, Mongolia at first with pop songs in English, and now with comments in Mongolian?. China stable on this frequency and Mongolia comes and goes.

Vía SDR KIwi in Switzerland, no signal from 4895 and weak carrier on 7259.8, China, and 7259.9 Mongolia

Here in Lugo, nothing on 4985 and weak carrier, but no audio on 7260
Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain