martedì 17 luglio 2018

SWLDXBulgaria News, July 16-17

EGYPT   Unidentified station with Egyptian music on July 16
0900-0920 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, fair/good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_16.html

FRANCE   Radio France International via damaged tx Issoudun, July 16:
2000-2200 on  7205 ISS 500 kW / 204 deg to NWAf French, buzzing audio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/radio-france-international-via-damaged_17.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via TDF Issoudun on July 16
1600-1630 on 17770 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri, fair/good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_17.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Amara Radio via TDF Issoudun, July 16:
1700-1800 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed/Sat-Mon, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-brb-voice-of-amara-radio_17.html

FRANCE(non)   Dandal Kura Radio Int via damaged tx Issoudun, July 16:
1800-2000 on 11830 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, buzzing audio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/dandal-kura-radio-int-via-damaged-tx-in.html

GERMANY(non)   Updated schedule of test transmissions of TOM
Brother HySTAIRical via Channel 292 from July 16 to July 22:
0400-0600 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Daily
0600-0800 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Mon-Fri
1400-1600 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sat/Sun
1600-1800 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sat
1700-1900 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sun-Fri
1900-2100 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Fri-Sun
2000-2200 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Mon/Thu
2030-2230 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Tue/Wed
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/updated-schedule-of-brother-hystairical.html

KUWAIT    MOI Radio Kuwait General Service on two odd frequencies on July 16:
1000-1200 on 17759.8 KBD 250 kW / 084 deg to SEAs Arabic, instead of Filipino
1055-1325 on  9749.8*KBD 250 kW / 286 deg to NEAf Arabic, as scheduled in A18
*co-ch on nom.9750.0 YAM 300 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Japanese R.Japan NHK World:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/moi-radio-kuwait-general-service-on-two.html

NUMBERS STATION   E11 Oblique in "the heart" of 31mb on July 16:
0745-0747 on  9610 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-heart-of_16.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on July 16:
0840-0846 on  9353 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB/AM, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-31mb_16.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on July 16:
1210-1216 on 12165 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB/AM, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-31mb_72.html

RUSSIA   Good to very good signal of GTRK Adygeya / Adygeyan Radio, July 16
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan/Arabic/Turkish Mon
*till 1805 on 6000 BEI 100 kW / non-dir to EaAs Chinese CNR-1 & weak co-ch:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/good-to-very-good-signal-of-gtrk_17.html

SRI LANKA(non)   FEBA Radio via Trincomalee with poor signal & jamming on July 16
1315-1345 on 11580 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Telugu/English Mon, plus jamming:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/feba-radio-via-trincomalee-with-poor.html

TURKEY    Again very odd frequency 9655.7 kHz of TRT Voice of Turkey on July 16:
0830-0955 on 11795.0 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Farsi, nomonal 11795.0 July 15
1000-1055 on  9655.7 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian, instead 9655 July 15
1000-1025 on  9855.0 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar, on nominal 9855 July 15
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/again-very-odd-frequency-96557-khz-of.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow via BaBcoCk Tashkent on July 16
1600-1630 on  7580 TAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/radio-ranginkamanradio-rainbow-via_17.html

UNID utility probably Turkish Defence Forces Radio, July 16
0800-0807 on 7260 kHz USB mode Turkish, weak to fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/unid-utility-probably-turkish-defence.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   North Korea Reform Radio via Tashkent on July 16:
1430-1530 on  7580 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-north-korea-reform-radio_17.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Frequency change of Voice of Martyrs via Tashkent, July 16
1530-1600 NF  7505 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, weak/fair, ex 7525:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/frequency-change-of-voice-of-martyrs.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

Zambia: Government broadcaster streams live online

After years of promising on various incarnations of its website that live audio streaming was "coming soon", Zambia's state broadcaster ZNBC has at last taken the plunge! There are now live streams of their Radios 1, 2 & 4 channels available from the organisation's revamped website at www.znbc.co.zm. The site also has detailed programme guides for all three radio services and three TV channels (there's a currently non-functioning link for TV streaming). The broadcaster's National Assembly [radio] Channel also has live streaming when parliament is in session, accessible from its own website at www.parliament.gov.zm (David Kernick, Interval Signals Online via WOR io group)

FRS Summer 2018 activities

FRS-Holland has planned two Summer evening broadcasts.
The first one being already next week Sunday July 22nd.
For more details please use this link:

We do hope to have your company next weekend on 7700 and/or 48 metres.
Have a good weekend!

73s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of FRS crew 

Peru, 4920.8, Radio La Voz del Pueblo missing for the last three days

PERU, 4920.8, Radio La Voz del Pueblo seems to be out of air for the last three days. No audio, no carrier here in Reinante in the early morning, no signal via remote SDR Kiwi Pardinho and other South America SDR Kiwi receivers.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Agenda DX 17/07/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Sancti Spiritus, Cuba (1945)
Magic 828, Gran Bretagna (1990)
The Breeze, Gran Bretagna 1431 Khz (1989)
Radio Panamericana, Bolivia 6105 Khz (1972)
Radio Horizonte, Bolivia (1988)
SER, Madrid 810 Khz (1924)

lunedì 16 luglio 2018

Media & Tech - 16/07/2018

Glenn Hauser logs July 16, 2018

** CUBA. 6000, July 16 at 1314, RHC is still on in undermodulated Spanish, but not 6100, both nominally 1300*. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-USB, July 16 at 0131, S9+5 pirate music, OSOB; 0141, 0146, 0150, 0152, quick synthyl announcements, ID? I never catch it clearly, partly because I am simulscanning on another receiver. These say it was Mix Radio or Mix Radio International, including SSTV:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,44357.0.html

My nearest streetlite ignites at 0151 UT causing a wideband RF burst before it`s fully illuminated. Cloudy sky at sunset, so otherwise it would have been a few minutes later. Current SS/SR times at Enid are: 0149 & 1125 UT; per gaisma.com shifting less than one minute earlier/later per noctem/diem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, July 16 circa 1329 UT, surprised to hear KOSU instead of Family Radio translator for Enid, K202BY; axually it`s KOSR, the low-power KOSU 91.7 OKC relay back at nominal HQ Stillwater; not clear if K202BY off, or area tropo allowing it to overcome, but by 1400, it`s all K202BY. 

Some Tulsa market TV stations are also in circa 1400 UT July 16, notably RF 20, KQCW-DT ``19`` Muskogee plugging parent station KOTV ``6``. No subchannels here, just 19-1 on CW net. It won`t have to repack, but KOTV RF 45 will go to RF 26, 19 and 30! Per rabbitears.info for Market 63: 19 and 30 will be 1 kW fill-ins, south and north of Tulsa respectively, while RF 26 will be the main channel for KOTV. All also carry KQCW-SD as 6-2 and News on Six as 6-3 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1938 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday July 16 from 0130.5 on WRMI 7780 S9-S7, and 5850 S9+45! I was expecting to hear an endsliver of `Rockphesy`, still on sked until 0130, but instead at 0129, there was BS on 5850 (// 7730), fortunately cutting to two canned IDs in time for WOR a semiminute past the semihour. 7780 had some music, fill? 

Also confirmed UT Monday July 16 from 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0327 check on WBCQ 5129.82v, poor. Also UT Monday July 16 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good S9/+10, but as soon as WOR starts I hear some lite pulse jamming: tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed after 0400 the immediate repeat on unjammed WRMI webcast only. Next:

Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1939?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1939?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, July 16 at 0148, WTWW-1 is still on SFAW day frequency at S9+45; while last night at 0026 it was already on night frequency 5830.

15809.9, July 16 at 0154, WTWW-3 is on but JBA S1 with rock, ``Suzy Q``, // 5085 at S9+50. Yet it`s the 19m OSOB, and consequently the SSOB (for anyone still wondering: Only, and Strongest, Station On Band) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, July 16 at 1335 UT, KLEY Wellington KS with classic rock, normal. For some weeks now I have not caught it breaking up as it had been doing since February into June (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9450-USB, July 16 at 0605, 2-way at VP level INTRUDING, expressing ``over`` as ``cambio``, but rest of conversation unseems Spanish or even Portuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1548 UT July 16

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-196

Just an FYI, I have a Kenwood R-2000 receiver for sale. It’s in good
condition and I’m asking $225 including shipping to the lower 48 states. For
AK and HI it’s actual shipping cost, as well as overseas. If interested
contact me at thomasfgiella@gmail.com .

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

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

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

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

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA ©
1988-2018.

If you find this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast useful to your
hamateur and SWL radio activities, feel free to drop me a line and let me
know that at

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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.

#196 Issued Monday July 16, 2018 at 1515 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

Solar activity was very low.

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 71.5 71.7 71.1

There had been 10 consecutive days with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index
number (DSFI) of 70 or higher.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

There had been 19 days consecutively with an official daily sunspot number
(DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 106 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

There was no earth facing (geo effective) sunspot group(s).

An approximate 8 degree long filament erupted along a NE-SW oriented channel
centered near N15E44, first observed on GONG imagery at 16/0712 UTC. No
associated Earth directed (geoeffective) coronal mass ejection (CME) was
observed in available satellite imagery.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at a
quiet geomagnetic condition of 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between 360 &
317 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jul 16, 2018- minor
deterioration.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jul 17, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jul 18, 2018- improvement.

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.

We are now firmly in the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the northern hemisphere summer 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 less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 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).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +5 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 5 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at
night and S4-5 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S2-4 at day,

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

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

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the southern hemisphere winter season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than
in the northern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher
than in the northern hemisphere as the F2 layer of the ionosphere is lower
in height and more concentrated.

This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP
HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the
late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general
public. It does outperform VOA CAP.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, 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 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.

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

Globally HF 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
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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 radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 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 radio wave propagation possible,
something that happens 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.

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 radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted ©
1988-2018 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

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

Also HF 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.

SWLDXBulgaria News, July 15-16

ARMENIA(non)   New schedule of TWR India in English via Yerevan
1514-1544 on  9330 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Sat/Sun
1514-1524 on  9330 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Fri
WRTH A18 Schedule updates - July 2108 mentioned wrong 9745 kHz!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/new-schedule-of-twr-india-in-english.html

BRASIL   Surprisingly good signal of ZYE858 Radio Transmundial on July 15:
1957&2028 on 11735 CAB 050 kW / 060 deg to BRA  Portuguese, co-ch weak ZBC
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/surprisingly-good-signal-of-zye858.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun, July 15
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sun, fair signal, with QRM
at same time 17855 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Radio Exterior de España REE:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-brb-voice-of-independent.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Amara Radio via TDF Issoudun, July 15:
1700-1758 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed/Sat-Mon, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-brb-voice-of-amara-radio_16.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Taiwan International via damaged tx in Issoudun, July 15
1900-2000 on 13835 ISS 500 kW / 185 deg to NWAf French Sun, very bad audio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/radio-taiwan-international-via-damaged.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, July 15
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Test transmissions of Brother Stair via Channel 292, July 16-22
Daily
0400-0600 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English The Overcomer Ministry
Mon
0800-1000 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English The Overcomer Ministry
Mon-Fri
1700-1900 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English The Overcomer Ministry
2030-2230 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English The Overcomer Ministry
Sat/Sun
0400-0600 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English The Overcomer Ministry
1400-1600 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English The Overcomer Ministry
1900-2100 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English The Overcomer Ministry
Sat
1600-1700 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English The Overcomer Ministry
But on Monday July 16 at 1100UT on 6070 is music, instead of Brother Stair TOM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBLW3lmJ8D0&feature=youtu.be
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/test-transmissions-of-brother-stair-via.html

RUSSIA   Very good signal of GTRK Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio, July 15
1900-2000 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/very-good-signal-of-gtrk.html

TANZANIA   Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation ZBC without English news on July 15
1800-1810 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf Swahili, not English, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/zanzibar-broadcasting-corporation-zbc.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via Woofferton & Ascension on July 15
1830-1858 on 11850 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic  Sun, very good signal
1900-1928 on  9600 ASC 250 kW / 115 deg to SoAf English Sun, weak/fair signal
1900-1928 on 12030 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English Sun, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/follow-bible-ministries-via-woofferton_16.html

USA   Reception of WHRI Angel 2 World Harvest Radio Int, July 15:
2000-2100 on 15530 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-whri-angel-2-world-harvest.html

USA   Fair/good signal of WTWW-3 We Transmit World Wide on 15810 kHz, July 15:
2100&2200 on 15810 TWW 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Scriptures For America
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/good-signal-of-wtww-3-we-transmit-world.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

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2018 Jul 16 0150 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 09 - 15 July 2018

Solar activity was very low throughout the reporting period. The
visible disk produced several plage regions but no visible spots
were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
normal to moderate levels. Moderate levels were reached on 09-11 Jul
and 13-17 Jul.

Geomagnetic field activity was mostly quiet with several periods of
unsettled observed on 11-12 Jul. A slow-moving transient signature
was observed in the solar wind midday on 10 Jul from a CME first
observed in STEREO AHEAD COR 2 imagery early on 05 Jul. A decrease
in solar wind speeds was observed, after the onset, which lowered
winds from near 385 km/s to 309 km/s at its slowest point on 11 Jul.
Total magnetic field strength peaked at arrival with 13 nT. Bz was
mostly oriented either near neutral or northward which produced a
quiet to unsettled geomagnetic response throughout the duration of
the transient.

FORECAST OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 16 JULY - 11 AUGUST 2018

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to range from moderate to high levels. Moderate to high
level are expected over 21-31 Jul and normal to moderate levels are
expected through the remainder of the outlook period. All
enhancements in the greater than 2 MeV electron flux are due to the
anticipated influence of multiple, recurrent CH HSSs.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range from quiet to G1
(Minor) geomagnetic storm levels. Unsettled levels are expected on
16 Jul, 21 Jul and 24 Jul; active levels are expected on 20 Jul and
22 Jul; G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels are expected on 23 Jul.
All increases in geomagnetic activity are in anticipation of
multiple, recurrent CH HSSs.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2018 Jul 16 0150 UTC
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2018-07-16
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2018 Jul 16      72           8          3
2018 Jul 17      72           5          2
2018 Jul 18      72           5          2
2018 Jul 19      72           5          2
2018 Jul 20      72          16          4
2018 Jul 21      72           8          3
2018 Jul 22      72          10          4
2018 Jul 23      70          18          5
2018 Jul 24      68           8          3
2018 Jul 25      68           5          2
2018 Jul 26      68           5          2
2018 Jul 27      68           5          2
2018 Jul 28      68           5          2
2018 Jul 29      68           5          2
2018 Jul 30      68           5          2
2018 Jul 31      68           5          2
2018 Aug 01      68           5          2
2018 Aug 02      70           5          2
2018 Aug 03      72           5          2
2018 Aug 04      72           5          2
2018 Aug 05      72           5          2
2018 Aug 06      72           5          2
2018 Aug 07      72           5          2
2018 Aug 08      72           5          2
2018 Aug 09      72           5          2
2018 Aug 10      72           5          2
2018 Aug 11      72           5          2
(SWPC via DXLD)

Agenda DX 16/07/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Montanhesa, Brasile 1500 Khz (1949)
Radio Zarara, Venezuela 1280 Khz (1967)
Radio Educadora, Uberlandia, Brasile 3345 Khz (1953)
The Breeze, Gran Bretagna 1359 - 1431 Khz (1989)
Sani Radio, Honduras 4755 Khz (1985)
WIOU, Indiana 1350 Khz (1948)
Radio Mara, Venezuela 900 Khz (1930)
Radio Rosario, Argentina 830 Khz (1927)

domenica 15 luglio 2018

Stations heard in Reinante

BAHRAIN, 9745, Radio Bahrein, Abu Hayan, 1545-1630, 08-07, Arabic songs. 24322.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0517-0533, 14-07, Brazilian songs, id. “Clube, Clube”. 35433.

11735, Radio Transmundial, Santa María, 1930-1945, 13-07, Portuguese, program “Historia das Missioes” by Samuel Mato, today “Mateus Yates, Part 2”, id. “Transmundial com a força da palavra”. 23322.

11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2005-2020, 11-07, Portuguese, soccer comments. 24322. 
Also heard 1740-1753, 15-07, Portuguese, soccer comments about the World Soccer Cup final. 24332.

11895, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2001-2025, 11-07, Portuguese, religious comments and songs, id. “Emisora da Rede Super Boa Vontade de Radio...”. 14321.

CANADA, 6070, CFRX, Toronto, 0448-0512, 13-07, English, comments, news. 15321.

COLOMBIA
5910.3, Alcaraván Radio, Puerto Lleras, 0448-0510, 13-07, Latin American songs. Very weak. 15311.

6009..9, La Voz de Tu Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, 0445-0458, 14-07, Latin American songs. Very weak. 14311.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1820-2005, 11-07, French, comments, id. “Radio Congo”, African songs. 14321. (Méndez)

DENMARK, 5840, World Music Radio, Randers, 2030-2047, 11-07, pop songs, id. “World Music Radio”. 25322.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial, Bata, *0516-0523, 13-07, only carrier detected. 

GERMANY
6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goheren, *0600-0700, 14-07, English, id. “This is Hamburger LokalRadio...”, program “Media Network Club”, at 0630 Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. 25322.

9485, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goheren, 1000-1110, 08-07, English, id. “This is Hamburger LokalRadio”, program “Media Network Club”, at 1030 Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”, at 1100 Spanish, program “Discofonía”. 25422.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0515-0527, 14-07, religious songs, English. Very weak. 15321.

GUINEA, 9650, Radio Guinea, Conakry, *0659-0736, 13-07, open today more later than other days, French, comments, African songs, at 0730 id. “Bon jour, Radio Guinée”, news, comments. 44444. 
Also heard 0730-0810, 15-07, French, religious program “Le Jour du Seigneur” with comments and songs like “Ave María”, “Angelitos Negros”, at 0758 African songs. 44444.

MALI, 9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, *0800-0810, 09-07, tuning music, male, French, id. comments. 15321.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0458-0509*, 14-07, classic music. 15321.

PERU, 4920.8, Radio La Voz del Pueblo, Santiago de Chuco (Thank you to Pedro Arrunátegui for identifyieng this station), 0540-0650, 11-07, at first only carrier detected, but later songs can be heard. Extremely weak, barely audible. 15311. 
Also 0445-0540, 12-07, very weak, but between about 0510-0525 very good propagation and the station heard clearly with very nice program of non stop peruvian songs, SINPO 25322 and for moments 35333, later signal inaudible.

SOMALILAND, 7120, Radio Hargeisa, Hargeisa, 1708-1725, 08-07, Vernacular comments. 24322.

SUDAN, 7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1905-1925, 14-07, Arabic comments, East African songs. 24322.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

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

Glenn Hauser logs July 14-15, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, July 15 at 1242 no signal from CB/TUN/PMS/DGS even tho it`s Sunday morning --- but it is on by 1303, now // 13845 WWCR. Standard behavior has been to continue thru Sunday night/Monday morning on 6090, Monday day on 11775, after 2200 on 6090, but then gone again until next Sunday morning. Rick Barton, AZ, heard it turn off abruptly at 0305* UT Tuesday June 26. The transmitter is obviously working fine, but they no longer choose to run it 24/7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 11985, July 15 at 1244, Firedragon music jamming mixing with Chinese talk, i.e. RTI as scheduled this hour only. See also TAIWAN [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, July 14 at 0530, this RHC English frequency is off; 6000 undermodulated; 6100 good; 6165 best modulation and signal, slightly better than the fifth of The Cuban Five, 5040. At 0553 I rate 6000 as JBM = just barely modulated. The relative quality of these, and which may be missing, vary greatly from one night to the next. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, July 15 at 1806, MWV is back with good signal during English hour of African Pathways Radio, previews, first to ``Path to a happy home`` about family relations, domestic support should be reciprocal (duh!). Quite a while since this has been easily heard from the other worldside (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-AM, July 15 at 0024, rock music, S5 vs static crashes to S9, the OSOB with none in the 6.9s. Still going past 0046. 
Many logs here say it`s a relay of X-FM, originally unID, between 2305 July 14 and 0133 July 15:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,44308.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, July 15 at 0127, S9+20 rap with swearing, then a novelty comedy song. Suspected Clever Name Radio, and so it is:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,44313.0.html
between *0058 and 0142* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11904.89, July 15 at *0029:36, JBA carrier on from SLBC, S0.5-S1, surprisingly off-frequency. 0030:28 imagination-level timesignal? Cuts off and on air, again from *0031:11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 11440- & 11500-, July 14 at 1240, VP carriers, slightly on low side, maybe some Chinese. Hallmarx of Sound of Hope, and matching nicely with Aoki/NDXC showing them on 11439.956 and 11499.933. And evidently without jamming.

[non] 15740, July 15 at 0047, S1 JBA talk, in Chinese? Except for CRI/Cuba 15120, it`s the OSOB. Aoki shows only Sound of Hope on 15740.232, but *jammed and I am probably hearing the latter, CNR1, since the signal was not noticeably off-frequency. See also CHINA [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 7345, July 14 at 0458, Bow Bells from BBCWS, 0500 news. I thought this would be Ascension, but that`s not until 0600. The 05-06 hour is 170 degrees from Woofferton. Much weaker than, and with some splat de, neighbor 7335 Martí. 

I`ve fired up my Grundig Mini World PE pocket radio! I`m afraid it had been disused for several years, a decade? once I had direct-entry digital portables. It`s a neat little radio, 4 x 3 by less than 1 inch. Seems heavier than expected. In a tight pouch where the dust accumulated, keeping the radio pristine. To my surprise it came right on, the 2xAA batteries still good, and not leaking, maybe originals? Maxell Alkaline Ace, ``no mercury/cadmium added``, dated 12-2004!

I`m impressed with its sensitivity, if not the selectivity, using only the telescopic rod antenna which extends to only 14.5 inches. Reception depends a lot on its orientation, whether it`s being touched, or near metal objects. Tried clipping on the inside longwire, but not surprisingly causing overload.

Tiny analog ``slide-rule`` dial is backwards, the highest frequencies of each band on the left. Tuning wheel is hard to move and land on exactly the center frequency. Also exhibits some drift? Besides FM and AM, six SW bands: 49, 41, 31, 25, 19 and 16m, mostly with a good overrun around the edges, but not quite enough now --- barely reaches WRNO but not WOOB WRMIs. 

Tiny speaker sounds tinny, better with hi-fi stereo headphones plugged in, not mere buds. Does receive stereo on FM only, visually indicated by a red light. Has a plastic belt clip, I would be very careful not to break, and the non-swiveling antenna is a drawback. Better put it in a breast pocket instead. (This is the only log reported on this receiver.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 14179-USB, July 14 at 1253, NU1AW/portable 9 ``IARU HQ Station``, making quick contacts, mostly 5&9, as if in a contest, such as with N3XZ, YV4MT. Evidently simplex but all others are much weaker or inaudible. How can it be at IARU HQ with such a call? ARRL shows NU1AW is axually club at ARRL itself, Newington CT, David Sumner. Is it he? Now somewhere in the /9 call area (IL/IN/WI), never specified, nor does he even mention his own call with every contact (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1938 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 14 at 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190-CUSB, mostly sufficient to 1500* via UTwente SDR. NOT confirmed Saturday July 14 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, instead Blalock the Blaster! Skedgrid now shows `Full Gospel Hour[sic]` daily at 2300-2330.. NOT confirmed UT Sunday July 15 at 0200 on WRMI 7780 either, instead Radio Prague in English (in addition to 0300 on 9395). 

Confirmed UT Sunday July 15 at 0345 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Missouri, about 9 minutes in, so started late circa 0336; fair vs storm crashes.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms this one: 
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, July 15:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_15.html
1030-1100  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, weak to fair``
Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1939?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1939?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.953v, as of early July 15, WTWW-3 transmitter not heard lately at random day and night chex. In fact last time logged for sure was July 1, tho there was a JBA carrier July 7. Definitely off Saturday July 14 at 1950, while 9475 has defaulted to ham show. Also off UT Sunday July 15 at 0026 check (when 5830 is already on instead of 9475), and still off after 0100 when 5085 has come up. 

Until --- final check at 1803 UT July 15, now 15810- is back on with PPPP // 9475 SFAW about his reluctance to be interviewed by the WSJ,

5085, UT Sunday July 15 at 0101, WTWW-2 has just come on the air, with classic country, then a long string of rambling ham commercials by Ted, ending with Heil Sound, to intro `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` which does not really start until 0111! Bob is airing 40-50-year-old recordings originally on 4-track tape, when he was playing a modified Hammond organ in a restaurant. NO signal on 15810v to // it any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 10100, July 15 at 0027, WWRB is JBA but enough to match this second harmonic to VG S9+25 fundamental 5050 with weekend-only over-wrought gospel huxters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1841 UT July 15

Media & Tech - 15/07/2018

SWLDXBulgaria News, July 14-15

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn on July 15:
0900-1000 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_15.html

CHINA vs SOUTH AFRICA   CNR-1 vs South African Radio League on 17760 kHz, July 15
0800-0802 on 17760 MEY 250 kW / 019 deg to EaAf open carrier/dead air from SARL
0802-0900 on 17760 MEY 250 kW / 019 deg to EaAf English Sun Amateur Radio Today
0805-0900 on 17760 unknown tx / unknown to EaAs Chinese China National Radio 1:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/cnr-1-vs-south-african-radio-league-on.html

EGYPT   Unidentified station with Egyptian music on July 14
0925-0930 on  9600 unknown tx / unknown to ????, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_15.html

EGYPT   Unscheduled open carrier / dead air of Radio Cairo on July 15
from 0735 on  9570.0 ABS 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu A18 in German 19-20
from 1035 on  9829.7 ABS 250 kW / 315 deg to EaEu A-18 Albanian 15-16
from 1055 on  9490.0 ABS 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu A-18 Italian 18-19:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/unscheduled-open-carrier-dead-air-of.html

FRANCE   Radio France International via damaged tx in Issoudun, July 15
0700-0900 on 17850 ISS 500 kW / 155 deg to CeAf French, very poor audio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/radio-france-international-via-damaged.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Amara Radio via TDF Issoudun, July 14:
1700-1758 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed/Sat-Mon, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-brb-voice-of-amara-radio_15.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Itahuka via MBR Talata Volonondry on July 14
1800-1900 on 15420 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to SoAf Kirundi Sat, poor/weak+jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-radio-itahuka-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun on July 14
1830-1900 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/lutheran-world-federationvoice-of_15.html

GERMANY(non)   Test transmission of The Overcomer Ministry via Channel 292 on July 14
1900-2030 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sat Brother Stair, fair/good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/test-transmission-of-overcomer-ministry.html

GERMANY(non)   No signal of BVBroadcasting via MBR Nauen on July 15:
0700-0730 on  5945 NAU 100 kW / 260 deg to WeEu English Sun-deleted?
My last video on this program is from June 10
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/no-signal-of-bvbroadcasting-to-weeu-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, July 15:
1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak to fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_15.html

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen on July 15:
1430-1445 on 15205 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-pan-american-broadcasting_15.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, July 14:
1830&2100 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#03
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_15.html

GUAM   Fair to good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on July 15
1102-1146 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 305 deg to EaAs Chinese/English Sun:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/fair-to-good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world.html

KUWAIT   Very good signal of MOI Radio Kuwait General Service on July 14
2000-2400 on 17549.8 KBD 250 kW / 350 deg to ENAm Arabic General Service
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/very-good-signal-of-radio-kuwait.html

MALI   Very low modulation of ORTM Radio Mali, July 15
from 1120 on  9635*BKO 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French
*QRM VOV HS-1 9636 SON 100 kW / 145 deg to SEAs Vietnamese
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/very-low-modulation-of-ortm-radio-mali.html

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio Int. T8WH Angel 5 & Angel 4, July 15
T8WH Angel 5
1200-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Sat/Sun, very weak
T8WH Angel 4
1200-1300 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-world-harvest-radio-int_15.html

PIRATE RADIO   Unidentified ?Choose? Radio International, July 14:
from 2015 on  5140 unknown tx / unknown to ???? Music, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/unidentified-pirate-choose-radio.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via ROU RadioCom, July 15
0930-1200 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, weak/fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via-rou_15.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, July 15
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via-spl_15.html

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de España on 3 of 4 frequencies, July 15
1355-1400 Radio Exterior de España Interval Signal & frequency announcement
1400-1800 on 15520 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Sat/Sun, very good
1400-1800 on 17715 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun, weak, JBA
1400-1800 on 17855 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Sat/Sun, fair/good
1400-1800 on 21620 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun, no signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-radio-exterior-de-espana_15.html

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey without very odd frequencies 11795/9855 kHz on July 15:
0830-0955 on 11795.0 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Farsi, instead 11795.7 July 14
1000-1055 on  9655.0 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian, nominal 9655 July 14
1000-1025 on  9855.0 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar,  instead 9855.7 July 14
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/voice-of-turkey-without-very-odd.html

USA   Good signal WHRI Angel 1 World Harvest Radio Int, July 14
2200-2300 on 11750 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat/Sun
Today Sat July 15 NO SIGNAL of WRMI-9, weekly transmissions
2100-2300 on 11580 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/good-signal-whri-angel-1-world-harvest.html

USA(non)   Updated schedule of VOA in Oromo/Amharic/Tigrinya:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/updated-schedule-of-voa-in.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via Tashkent on July 15
1130-1200 on 15640 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to EaAs English Sun, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_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

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-195

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

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

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

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

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA ©
1988-2018.

If you find this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast useful to your
hamateur and SWL radio activities, feel free to drop me a line and let me
know that at

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

I enjoy hearing from likeminded fellow radio enthusiasts.

Hams and SWLs that are interested in solar, space & geomagnetic weather as
well as radio wave propagation are a special group of people interested in
broadening their knowledge in science.

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

Supporting images associated with this daily HF radio wave propagation
forecast can be found in my Facebook account at

https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm

and in my Twitter account at

https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm

Last but not least here is my new HF radio wave propagation web page where
you can sign up to receive this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast via
email. https://groups.io/g/w4hmradiowavepropagationforecast but without
supporting images.

It's a NO SPAM voluntary "opt" in email type group hosted by Groups.io, so
you have to sign up by using an existing email address and creating a
password.

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.

#195 Issued Sunday July 15, 2018 at 1500 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

Solar activity was very low.

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 72.8 72.3 72.3

There had been 9 consecutive days with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index
number (DSFI) of 70 or higher.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

There had been 18 days consecutively with an official daily sunspot number
(DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 104 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

There was no earth facing (geo effective) sunspot group(s).

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at a
quiet geomagnetic condition of 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between 458 &
353 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jul 15, 2018- minor
deterioration.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jul 16, 2018- minor
deterioration.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jul 17, 2018- improvement.

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.

We are now firmly in the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the northern hemisphere summer 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 less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 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).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +5 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 5 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at
night and S4-5 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S2-4 at day,

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

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

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the southern hemisphere winter season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than
in the northern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher
than in the northern hemisphere as the F2 layer of the ionosphere is lower
in height and more concentrated.

This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP
HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the
late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general
public. It does outperform VOA CAP.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, 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 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.

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

Globally HF 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
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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 radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 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 radio wave propagation possible,
something that happens 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.

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 radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted ©
1988-2018 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

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

Also HF 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.

Log Roberto Pavanello

1035 10/7 22.10 R. Jordan - Amman Arabo MX suff.
1377 12/7 19.40 R. One - Pistoia EE ID e MX buono
1575 14/7 10.10 RAI R.1 - Genova ITNX reg. Liguria buono
1593 10/7 21.50 R. Bretagne 5 - Quessoy FF MX buono
16458/7 21.40 R. Barones - Dutch ID e MX buono
3255 13/7 19.00 BBC - Meyerton EE NX suff.
3320 12/7 19.15 R. Sonder Grense - Meyerton Afrikaans talk suff.
4885 13/7 18.50 Voice of Hope - Seoul Coreano talk suff.
6070 11/7 19.40 IBC - IT intervista ottimo
62058/7 19.50 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
6267 13/7 19.05 R. Mustang - EE ID e MX buono
62859/7 19.30 Coast FM - EE ID e MX buono
62958/7 19.40 Reflection Europe - EE predica buono
6305 14/7 16.30 R. Summermeeting 2018 - EE ID e MX buono
63208/7 19.20 R. Joey - EE MX buono
6400 14/7 16.50 Pyongyang BS - Coreano MX suff.
7726 10/7 21.10 R. Zeppelin - EE ID e MX suff.
9650 14/7 08.50 R. Guinee’ - Conakry FF talk sul clima buono
11735 9/7 19.25 Zanzibar BC - Swahili MX buono
11955 15/7 09.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione buono
15190 9/7 19.20 R. Pilipinas - Manila Filippino MX buono
 
Roberto Pavanello

Vercelli / Italia

Radio Spaceshuttle Finland news for 2018 !

We have has quite tunes during year 2017, even thiught few successful teansmissions on 31 and 48 mb.
We have fixed our transmitters during 2917 and wish we have a good return during our 16th birthday. So excpected to have transmisdions again during autumn 2018 on \on 76 (3905-3927 and 48 mb 6205, 6210, 6220, 6260,6265, 6280 or 6300-6310 kHz as well 9290 (9270) 12265 and higer 19 mb (15805-15880 area.

Plese folliw http//:spaceshuttleradio.freeservers.com news


Radio Spaceshuttle
P.O.Box 2702
NL-6049 ZG Herten
The Netherlands

Studio DX 785 - 15/07/2018

Obiettivo DX 785 - 15/07/18

Agenda DX 15/07/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Sucre, Ecuador 1080 Khz (1980)
Radio Eldorado Toledo, Brasile 1380 Khz (1993)
Classic Gold, Gran Bretagna 792-828 Khz (1990)
Touch Radio, Gran Bretagna 1359 - 1305 Khz (1990)
Doblevè Santa Clara, Cuba 840 Khz (1933)
Radio Nueva Vida, Colombia 5552 Khz (1986)
Radio Illimani, Bolivia 4945-6025 Khz (1933)
AFN, Francoforte 873 Khz (1945)

sabato 14 luglio 2018

WRTH A18 update online

WRTH is pleased to announce a free pdf is available detailing updates to the A18 season broadcasting schedules covering both international and target/clandestine broadcasters.
Please follow the links on the WRTH website to download the file (http://www.wrth.com).
This file is designed to be used as an accompaniment to the A18 schedules file (which is also available, for free, on our website).
73 and good listening from the WRTH Editorial team.

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-193

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

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

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

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

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA ©
1988-2018.

If you find this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast useful to your
hamateur and SWL radio activities, feel free to drop me a line and let me
know that at

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

I enjoy hearing from likeminded fellow radio enthusiasts.

Hams and SWLs that are interested in solar, space & geomagnetic weather as
well as radio wave propagation are a special group of people interested in
broadening their knowledge in science.

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

Supporting images associated with this daily HF radio wave propagation
forecast can be found in my Facebook account at

https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm

and in my Twitter account at

https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm

Last but not least here is my new HF radio wave propagation web page where
you can sign up to receive this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast via
email. https://groups.io/g/w4hmradiowavepropagationforecast but without
supporting images.

It's a NO SPAM voluntary "opt" in email type group hosted by Groups.io, so
you have to sign up by using an existing email address and creating a
password.

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.

#194 Issued Saturday July 14, 2018 at 1430 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

Solar activity was very low.

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 72.0 72.5 72.5

There had been 8 consecutive days with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index
number (DSFI) of 70 or higher.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

There had been 17 days consecutively with an official daily sunspot number
(DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 104 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

There was no earth facing (geo effective) sunspot group(s).

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at a
quiet geomagnetic condition of 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between 491 &
383 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jul 14, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jul 15, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Jul 16, 2018- steady.

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.

We are now firmly in the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the northern hemisphere summer 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 less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 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).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +5 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 5 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at
night and S4-5 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S2-4 at day,

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

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

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the southern hemisphere winter season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than
in the northern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher
than in the northern hemisphere as the F2 layer of the ionosphere is lower
in height and more concentrated.

This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP
HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the
late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general
public. It does outperform VOA CAP.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, 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 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.

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

Globally HF 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
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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 radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 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 radio wave propagation possible,
something that happens 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.

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 radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted ©
1988-2018 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

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

Also HF 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.

Radio Capodistria senza onde medie fino al 27 luglio

Dal 12 luglio fino al 27 luglio - tra le 6 e le 18 - non sarà possibile seguire Radio Capodistria in onde medie. Causa lavori di manutenzione al ripetitore di Croce Bianca sono stati spenti i trasmettitori con segnale 549 (Radio Koper) e 1170 Kilohertz di Radio Capodistria. Restano attivi i trasmettitori per la TV e la modulazione di frequenza FM, anche se con potenza ridotta.

SWLDXBulgaria News, July 13-14

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of special broadcast of Radio DARC on July 14
1100-1200 on  6070 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu English Sat, very good
1100-1200 on 13860 MOS 300 kW / 305 deg to ENAm English Sat, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-special-broadcast-of-radio.html

BOTSWANA(non)   Very good signal of Voice of America, July 14:
0830-0900 on 13830 BOT 100 kW / 010 deg to WCAf French Wed/Sat
0830-0900 on 17530 BOT 100 kW / 350 deg to WCAf French Wed/Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/very-good-signal-of-voice-of-america.html

EGYPT   Unidentified station with Egyptian music on July 14
0815-0820 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, weak/fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_14.html

GERMANY   Reception of New Shortwave Radio on 2 freqs, July 13
1858&2003 on  3975 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English, fair
1858&2003 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-new-shortwave-radio-on-2.html

GERMANY   Reception of Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, July 14
1030-1100 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-evangelische-missions.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Waves International RWI via Channel 292, July 14
0600-0700 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu French Sat, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-radio-waves-international.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting BVB via MBR Issoudun on July 14
1430-1500 on 15265 ISS 250 kW / 083 deg to SoAs English Sat, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_14.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Moosbrunn, July 14
1530-1630 on 13800 MOS 100 kW / 090 deg to CeAs Russian/Chechen Sat, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-hcjb-voice-of-andes-via_14.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun, July 14
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_14.html

GUAM   Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia in English, July 14
1230-1300 on 12160 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Sat, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio.html

KUWAIT   Strong signal of Radio Kuwait in English on 15529.8 kHz, July 14
0500-0800 on 15529.8 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English AM mode, except
0600-0645 on 15529.8 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Arabic, instead English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/strong-signal-of-radio-kuwait-in.html

KUWAIT   Reception of Radio Kuwait General Service on July 14
0500-0630 on  5959.9 KBD 250 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic, fair
0600-0645 on 15529.8 KBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Arabic, instead English
0500-0900 on 15515.0 KBD 250 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Arabic, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-radio-kuwait-general.html

MALAYSIA   Weak/fair signal of RTM Wai/Limbang FM, July 14
0756&0824 on 11665 KAJ 100 kW / 093 deg to SEAs Malaysian:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/weakfair-signal-of-rtm-wailimbang-fm.html

NUMBERS STATION   E11 Oblique in "the heart" of 31mb on July 13:
1910-1913 on  9610 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-heart-of.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S11a Cherta in 60mb on July 13:
1955-1958 on  4870 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/good-signal-of-s11a-cherta-in-60mb-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 41mb, July 14
0710-0713 on  6480*unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
* former frequency of KBS World Radio many years ago
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-41mb-july.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E11 Oblique in 25 & 19mb, July 14:
1300-1310 on 11581 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, good
1345-1348 on 15825*unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, good
* co-ch same 15825 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English AM WWCR-1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-25-19mb.html

PIRATE RADIO   Unidentified ?Choose? Radio International, July 13:
1917&1949 on  5140 unknown tx / unknown to ???? Music, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/unidentified-choose-radio-international.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS Radio City via ROU RadioCom, July 14
0800-0900 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, weak/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-irrs-radio-city-via-rou_14.html

TURKEY&GERMANY   Strong co-ch between VOTurkey & Missionswerk Friedensstimme on July 14
1200-1255 on 13710 EMR 500 kW / 095 deg to SoAs Urdu Voice of Turkey, co-ch weak signal
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat-Missionswerk Friedensstimme
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/strong-co-ch-between-voturkey.html

SECRETLAND(non)   The Mighty KBC Radio via SPL Secretbrod, July 14
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-mighty-kbc-radio-via-spl.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Missionswerk Friedensstimme via SPL Secretbrod, July 14
1600-1630 on  9680 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu Russian Sat, weak signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-missionswerk.html

USA   Very good signal of OCB Radio & TV Marti, July 14
till 0700 on  7335 GB  250 kW / 225 deg to Cuba Spanish
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/very-good-signal-of-ocb-radio-tv-marti.html

USA(non)   VOA Learning English via Udorn Thani & Tinang, July 14:
1130-1200 on 12030 UDO 250 kW / 304 deg to SEAs English, very good
1130-1200 on 15715 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SEAs English, very good
1130-1200 on 17790 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SEAs English, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/voa-learning-english-via-udorn-thani.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Reception of North Korea Reform Radio via Tashkent, July 13
2030-2130 NF  7495 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Daily, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/07/reception-of-north-korea-reform-radio_14.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