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Propagation News – 9 August 2020

The week started with a geomagnetic disturbance caused by a high-speed stream from a coronal hole, which moved past the Earth at a speed in excess of 500 kilometres per second. This was not predicted by NOAA, but it was from a long coronal hole limb that stretched towards the solar equator. It pushed the Kp index to four in the early hours of Monday, causing a depletion of the F2 layer that impacted HF for much of the morning. MUFs over a 3,000km path struggled to get up to 14MHz until 0930hrs. Meanwhile, we are seeing some more activity on the sunspot front. A new Cycle 25 region numbered 2770 rotated into view, pushing the sunspot number to 13 and the solar flux index to 73. While this isn’t too exciting, it is another step in the right direction. This sunspot region has been emitting a lot of B-class solar flares and we expect that to continue. Next week, NOAA predicts that the solar flux index will return to 69-71 with a maximum Kp index of two. At the time of writing, there were no coronal holes looking to threaten Earth.

The sporadic E season is now well past its peak, but there is always hope for openings on 10m, especially with high-efficiency modes like FT8. We expect daytime F2-layer MUFs to peak above 14MHz, with occasional openings on 18MHz. Night-time MUFS over a 3,000km path should remain above 10MHz after paths on 20m close at around 2200hrs.

VHF and up:

The VHF highlight next week is the annual Perseids meteor shower, peaking on the 12th with a huge ZHR of 100. This is the big opportunity to try meteor scatter on digimodes, with a very good chance of results. To avoid disappointment, read up on the procedures, bands and modes before you dive in.

It’s a mixed selection of propagation weather this week. The south and east had some tropo options last week and will do again into early next week, with a particularly strong indication from northern Britain across the North Sea at the end of this weekend. It also looks likely that a developing ridge from high pressure over the Atlantic will give a return of tropo potential at the end of the week, especially in the north and west. In between these two tropo periods the weather is essentially unsettled, with a tendency to produce slow-moving areas of showers. It’s quite likely that some will be heavy and thundery. This bodes well for GHz rain scatter opportunities, especially from the heavier showers.

It’s still worth a shout out for sporadic E, which is not over yet, although events are harder to find using CW or SSB. It’s not looking like a good set of jet stream charts, so as we said earlier FT8 is a good first place to look.

Moon declination is positive and rising this week so peak Moon elevations and visibility windows will follow suit. Combined with falling path losses, it’s an improving week for EME. 144MHz sky noise is low, peaking on Friday at 500K. (rsgb.org)

Propagation outlook from SWPC Boulder

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
27 July - 02 August 2020

Solar activity was very low throughout the period. Three spotted
regions populated the disk at various times during the summary
period. Region 2767 (S21, L=200, class/area Hsx/120 on 26 Jul)
maintained an H-type configuration through the period and was quiet
and stable. Region 2768 (N26, L=111, class/area Hsx/020 on 30 Jul)
formed on the disk on 28 Jul and decayed to plage by 02 Aug. It was
quiet and stable. Region 2769 (N26, L=059, class/area Axx/010 on 02
Aug) quietly rotated onto the disk.

An eruptive prominence was observed off the SE limb about midday on
31 Jul. A slow-moving CME was subsequently observed, but was
determined to not have an Earth-directed component. No other CMEs or
activity of note was observed during the summary period.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
normal to moderate levels through the period.

Geomagnetic field activity was at quiet levels through midday on 02
Aug when unsettled activity was observed due to positive polarity CH
HSS influence. Solar wind observations indicated nominal conditions
through about 02/0600 UTC when a CIR, in advance of a positive
polalarity CH HSS, became evident in the data. Wind speeds increased
from about 310 km/s to near 530 km/s, total field increased to 12 nT
and the Bz component reached -10 nT. The geomagnetic field reacted
with mostly unsettled conditions.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
03 August - 29 August 2020

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels 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 be at normal to moderate levels throughout the outlook
period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active
levels through 03 Aug with a chance for G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm
levels due to recurrent CH HSS effects. Quiet to unsettled levels
are expected on 04 Aug as HSS effects persist. Unsettled levels are
expected once again on 29 Aug. Quiet levels are expected to prevail
for the remainder of the period, 05-28 Aug.

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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2020 Aug 03      73          14          4
2020 Aug 04      71           8          3
2020 Aug 05      71           5          2
2020 Aug 06      71           5          2
2020 Aug 07      71           5          2
2020 Aug 08      71           5          2
2020 Aug 09      71           5          2
2020 Aug 10      71           5          2
2020 Aug 11      71           5          2
2020 Aug 12      69           5          2
2020 Aug 13      69           5          2
2020 Aug 14      69           5          2
2020 Aug 15      69           5          2
2020 Aug 16      69           5          2
2020 Aug 17      69           5          2
2020 Aug 18      71           5          2
2020 Aug 19      71           5          2
2020 Aug 20      71           5          2
2020 Aug 21      71           5          2
2020 Aug 22      71           5          2
2020 Aug 23      71           5          2
2020 Aug 24      71           5          2
2020 Aug 25      71           5          2
2020 Aug 26      73           5          2
2020 Aug 27      73           5          2
2020 Aug 28      73           5          2
2020 Aug 29      73          12          4

Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril - Weekly Bulletin

There are three chances to receive Encore on the new frequency of 9670 kHz (replacing 7440 kHz) from Channel 292:
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday
17:00 - 18:00 UTC Saturday
16:00 - 17:00 UTC Sunday

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are now:
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz
Repeated:
17:00 - 18:00 UTC Saturday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 5850 kHz, Simulcast on 5010 kHz WRMI to the US, Canada and Central America.
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 – 03:00 UTC Monday 9455 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
20:00 - 21:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe.

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

This week's programme  starts with some piano Bagatelles by Beethoven and part of the Serenade in B flat major composed by Mozart.  The piece 'Punctum' by contemporary composer Caroline Shaw comes next, followed by some of part of Tchaikovsy's violin concerto Op. 35. The electronic instrument the theremin features next in the Ed Wood Suite by Howard Shore. (Ed Wood was an eccentric producer of low budget black and white horror movies.) The last piece is Palestrina's Stabat Mater.

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

In the meantime - thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland

www.tumbril.co.uk

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The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot Cycle 25 is under way. We saw one new spot on July 28 and two new ones on August 2 and 3. The daily sunspot numbers were 22 and 23 on the dates of their appearance, and the total sunspot area grew on Wednesday to 160 millionths of the visible solar disc. The total sunspot area was smaller the next day, August 6, but the daily sunspot number increased from 13 to 14.

Sunspot area has not been as large since May 2019, when it ranged from 140 to 410 millionths of the solar disc over a 2-week period.

Average daily sunspot number for July 30 – August 5 was 19.6, up from 14.1 over the previous 7 days. Average daily solar flux rose from 71.1 to 72.8 over the same period.

The A index remained about the same, with planetary A index barely increasing from 6.7 to 7 and mid-latitude A index declining slightly from 8.7 to 7.4.

Predicted solar flux is 73 on August 7 – 9; 71 on August 10 – 14; 69 on August 15 – 17; 71 on August 18 – 25; 73 on August 26 – 30; 71 on August 31 – September 7; 69 on September 8 – 13, and 71 on September 14 – 20.

The planetary A index forecast is 5 on August 7; 8 on August 8; 5 on August 9 – 23; 8 on August 24 – 25; 5 on August 26 – 28; 12, 8, and 8 on August 29 – 31; 5 on September 1 – 19, and 8 on September 20.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period August 7 – September 2, 2020 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH. “Geomagnetic field will be:

Quiet on August 7 (– 8,) 12, 15 – 16, September 2

Quiet to unsettled on August 9, 11, 13 – 14, 17 – 19, 22, (23 – 27,) 28 – 29, September 1

Quiet to active on (August 10, 20 – 21)

Unsettled to active on August (30 – 31)

Active to disturbed not expected

Solar wind will intensify on: August (10 – 11, 22 23,) 24 – 25, September 1 – 2

Notes: Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement. The predictability of changes remains lower because there are few indications, moreover, in new active areas.

Geomagnetic conditions have been very quiet and stable for a long time, and this week is the first time in recent memory that OK1HH has predicted any unsettled-to-active conditions.

Frank Donovan, W3LPL, noted on August 5: “Today marks the longest stretch of consecutive days with sunspots since September 2017, when there were 56 consecutive days.

“The next Solar Cycle 25 milestone will be an energetic sunspot region that increases the adjusted SFI to 80 or higher. Fingers and toes crossed...”

WJ5O has an interesting history of 10-meter sporadic-E and info on beacons.

Frequent contributor Ken Brown, N4SO, wrote us from the Gulf Coast in Grand Bay, Alabama. He noted an announcement about the Reverse Beacon Network map display.

“On a ‘Dead Band,’ I get the following from a series of CQs:

W8WTS N4SO 21035.1 CW CQ 4 dB 28 wpm 1722z 06 Aug 70 seconds ago

KO7SS N4SO 21033.1 CW CQ 23 dB 28 wpm 1721z 06 Aug 2 minutes ago

W3UA N4SO 21033.1 CW CQ 13 dB 28 wpm 1721z 06 Aug 2 minutes ago

W3RGA N4SO 21033 CW CQ 23 dB 28 wpm 1721z 06 Aug 2 minutes ago

W3RGA N4SO 21035 CW CQ 20 dB 28 wpm 1721z 06 Aug 2 minutes ago

K1TTT N4SO 21035 CW CQ 6 dB 28 wpm 1720z 06 Aug 3 minutes ago”

“On CW, 21-MHz frequencies will often appear dead from 21.000 to 21.060 MHz. For a quick propagation check, I will often use W1AW on their CW broadcasts.

“On 21 MHz (21.0675 MHz), the 3 PM (5 August) code practice, for example, had no signals at all, and the Reverse Beacon Network did not show a spot for 5 August, and confirms no signals. On several odd days in the past, there are signals just above the noise level to about S1 or S2.

“28 MHz has a broadcast on 28.0675 MHz. In addition to propagation checks, I use the signals from W1AW for a frequency calibration check.

“On the Reverse Beacon Network, I will often do a W1AW spot check, which shows dates and times past history, for W1AW and the frequencies when they were spotted.”

David Moore noticed this item in Science Daily about our quiet sun being much more active than it appears.

Occasionally, we ponder past geomagnetic storms so huge that if they occurred today with our dependence on technology, it seems as if they could end life as we know it. In the past, they have even appeared during periods of otherwise low sunspot activity, such as this one.

Astrophysicist Nigel Weiss, who studied the interaction between the rotation and magnetic field of the sun behind sunspots and solar flares, has died at age 83.

Sunspot numbers for July 30 – August 5, 2020 were 22, 23, 22, 22, 23, 12, and 13, with a mean of 19.6. The 10.7-centimeter flux was 73.3, 72.3, 72, 72.7, 72.7, 73, and 73.4, with a mean of 72.8. Estimated planetary A indices were 4, 4, 3, 9, 16, 8, and 5, with a mean of 7. Middle latitude A index was 5, 5, 3, 9, 15, 9, and 6, with a mean of 7.4.

For more information concerning radio propagation, visit the ARRL Technical Information Service, read “What the Numbers Mean…,” and check out K9LA’s Propagation Page.

A propagation bulletin archive is available. Monthly charts are no longer be updated on this page. For customizable propagation charts, visit the VOACAP Online for Ham Radio website.

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

Share your reports and observations. (arrl.org)

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SAQ Alexanderson Day in the Age of COVID-19

Despite mid-summer conditions, at least seven US listeners, most of them radio amateurs, were able to copy the 17.2-kHz signal from the SAQ Alexanderson Alternator at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden. The July 5 transmission from the vintage electro-mechanical transmitter commemorated the annual Alexanderson Day. All told, more than 600 reception reports were received — a new record.

“The odds were not optimal this year, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and in the early Sunday morning, the rain was pouring down, and heavy wind gusts made it hard to even take a peek at the antennas outdoors,” the report from SAQ said. “The transmitter hall was empty except for five members of the Alexander Association.”

Dating from the 1920s, the Alexanderson alternator — essentially an ac alternator run at extremely high speed — can put out 200 kW but typically is operated at less than one-half that power level. Once providing reliable transatlantic communication, it is now a museum piece and only put on the air on special occasions.

The transmitter was developed by Swedish engineer and radio pioneer Ernst Alexanderson, who was employed at General Electric in Schenectady, New York, and was chief engineer at the Radio Corporation of America.

Two Alexanderson Day transmissions were made. “On the first transmission, the rainy weather was making it hard at first to reach good output to the antenna, but after a few minutes with the ‘VVV VVV VVV de SAQ’ loop, the system started to dry, and the amps [antenna current] increased. Skies cleared for the second transmission later in the day, and, according to the report, the antenna current rose to 60 A, which ‘is optimal,’” the report said.

The occasion marked the inaugural transmission by Kai Sundberg, SA6KSU, at the helm of SAQ in a radio uniform dating back to the 1960s.

An article about Alexanderson Day, “The Legacy of Radio at Grimeton Station, SAQ,” appears on page 66 of the July 2019 issue of QST. (arrl.org)

Alcuni esperimenti con la SLP-30

Ho pensato di mettere a disposizione degli altri radioascoltatori alcuni appunti sulla SLP-30 che dopo una iniziale delusione si è rivelata un'antenna interessante:

1) Ho sostituito il loop metallico con un cavo da 4 millimetri quadri avvolto su un hula-hoop da 80 centimetri. Abbassando la resistenza del loop il rapporto S/N è decisamente migliorato. Aumentare il diametro non è significativo, perchè si elevano sia il segnale che il rumore

2) All'interno dell'antenna (vedi foto) c'è un trimmer multigiri da 100 kohm. A differenza di quello della MLA, sembra agire su un varicap (non te lo so dire perchè il circuito interno è coperto da resina e sembra MOLTO diverso da quello della MLA) perchè il massimo di guadagno per ciascuna banda broadcasting dipende dalla posizione del potenziometro. Se lo tari per il max guadagno a 15 MHz il loop guadagna pochissimo sulle bande tropicali e nulla sulle Onde Medie; se lo tari per i 90 metri hai pochissimo guadagno dai 15MHz in su. Questa proprietà, che apparentemente sembra una limitazione, permette di personalizzare il loop sulle bande desiderate, dove si comporta in modo eccellente. Io l'ho tarato intorno ai 10 MHz, tanto sui 90 e 120 metri non c'è più nulla di interessante.

3) Si potrebbe sostituire il trimmer multigiri con un potenziometro esterno, e utilizzarlo come loop "indoor" in cui regoli il massimo di guadagno a seconda della frequenza. Ma per il costo irrisorio dell'antenna, preferisco prenderne un'altra e tararla su frequenze diverse dalla prima.

Davide Tambuchi - IW2NZR


LRA 36 saturday USB broadcast for 24 hours

ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, it will  be on air tomorrow Saturday, August 8, at about 1700 UTC on USB mode for 24 hours, repeating Wednesday's program "Corazón Antártico".

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain


Glenn Hauser logs August 6-7, 2020

** BRAZIL. 11731 and weaker 11829 approx., August 6 at 2346 suspicious blobs with no readable modulation, but they happen to be ~39 kHz equidistant from: 11780 RNA which is S9+20/30 and distorted; it has been a spur-producer before. The lower one QRMs Romania in Spanish on 11730. Then I try to detect them on some S and N American SDRs but cannot; even at Brasilia 11780 is not very strong by groundwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey August 6 at 1456: 12880 the only WOOB in the 12-13 MHz area; 11170, 11150, 11120 JBA carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 5925, August 6 at 0430, VOA English going from `Daybreak Africa` to `International Edition`, VG S9+10/20 signal here, a good hour 0400-0500 for US to hear our own station; 100 kW, 350 degrees via BOTSWANA. Also on air at 0300-0400 but azimuth 10 degrees so should be weaker over here. Vietnam 50 kW ND also registered 03-06 on 5925, but no sign of it from midday over there (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2046 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Bangladesh, Bougainville, Canada, China, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea non, France, Germany, Guinea, India, Indonesia, International Waters non, Iran, Japan, Korea South & North non, Madagascar, Philippines, Spain, Sudan South non, Swaziland, Tonga, USA and non, Vanuatu, Zambia; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2046 is available as of 0112 UT Friday August 7
(mp3 stream)    http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2046.m3u
(mp3 download)  http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2046.mp3

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

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

[However, WRMI 7780 has been off Aug 5-6-7]

0900 UT Friday    Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955-NEW [jammed?] to SSE [5850, 5010 canceled?]
0700 UT Saturday  Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 [NEW] to NE
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0400]
0300 UT Sunday    WRMI 5800 to SSE
0700 UT Sunday    Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
0030 UT Monday    WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks for financial support from Doug Brown, London, Ont., for a check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA

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

** U S A. 7780, August 6 at 0100, WRMI-1 is still OFF, as it was four hours earlier, so a WOR airing is missed. 7780 still2 OFF at 2353 Aug 6 check and at 0200 August 7. What`s wrong? If not back soon, this could be a problem for WORLD OF RADIO, which somehow is scheduled by WRMI on this frequency more than any other, in fact half of the 12 airings, even tho it`s aimed NE missing most of North America west of the east coast.

4980, August 6 at 0120 JBA carrier, presumed the WRMI placeholder with a few-watt exciter only. This and all other scheduled frequencies are on as normal except for AWOL 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, Thursday August 6 at 1425, WRMI-3 is on again past scheduled 1400* on weekdays, S5-S7 with SE Asian instrumental tune and then vocal; 1428 Jeff White himself announces offer of a special Freedom Synergy Radio QSL for these broadcasts on ``5800``, and off 1430*, so this is obviously intentional now altho contrary to schedule; and irregular? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10840-USB, August 6 at 1501, 2-way in Spanish, or rather multi-way net (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0339 UT August 7

Agenda DX 07/08/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Batallòn Topater, Bolivia 1220 Khz (1974)
JOQC, Giappone 1386 Khz (1938)
Radio Surcolombiana, Colombia 5010 Khz (1974)

giovedì 6 agosto 2020

Media & Tech - 06/08/2020


AMIGOS DE LA ONDA CORTA DE RADIO EXTERIOR DE ESPAÑA Programas del 06 de Agosto 2020

AMIGOS DE LA ONDA CORTA DE RADIO EXTERIOR DE ESPAÑA

Programas del 06 de Agosto 2020



Amigos de la Onda Corta es un programa de Radio Exterior de España dedicado a las telecomunicaciones y a los oyentes de emisoras de Onda Corta (SW) que tienen como pasatiempo o dedicación especial la captación de las señales de las emisoras extranjeras y el envío de controles de escucha. El desarrollo de las Tecnologías de la Información y de la Comunicación.

Es un programa semanal, que dirige y presenta Antonio Buitrago.

En el programa de hoy:

SENNHEISER CUMPLE 75 AÑOS
El año 2020 es significativo para una compañía muy relacionada con la radio, con el broadcast profesional. Se trata de la empresa alemana Sennheiser que cumple 75 años y que desde el primer día oferta una tecnología innovadora y unos productos de gran calidad. Fabrica micrófonos, auriculares y otros dispositivos que forman parte del día a día de las emisoras de radio, televisión y de las actividades relacionadas con la música. Hablamos con Jesús Pascual, director comercial de Magnetron, empresa que distribuye en España los productos Sennheiser.

INFORME DX para el mes de agosto de la Asociación Española de Radioescucha (AER)

“ONDAS DE AYER”: Miguel Gila en la radio.
El humorista Miguel Gila comenzó en Radio Zamora mientras cumplía el servicio militar. A la par que se hacía un nombre en el mundo del espectáculo y de la viñeta, Gila se hizo muy popular en Radio Madrid con el programa Escuche y sonría. Posteriormente, tras 20 años de autoexilio en América, regresó a España y además de participar en la tertulia humorística de Luis del Olmo, obtuvo un premio Ondas especial de radio en 1993

Desde “PROGRAMAS DX” en cualquier día y hora
http://programasdx.com/amigosdelaondacorta.htm

Amigos de la Onda Corta “A la Carta”:
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/amigos-de-la-onda-corta/

Página de Radio Exterior de España:
http://www.rtve.es/radio/radio-exterior/

Horarios y frecuencias en Onda Corta
http://www.rtve.es/radio/20190401/radio-exterior-espana-emisiones-onda-corta/1980950.shtml

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Programas DX

Ascolti da Como

Un po' di ascolti estivi, si sta meglio in casa ad ascoltare la radio al fresco grazie ai climatizzatori che all'esterno dove temperatura ed umidità sono micidiali.

Tutti con R600 o R1000 ed MLA30+. La scorsa settimana mi è arrivata una antenna loop magnetica SLP30, molto simile alla MLA ma alimentata a 12V (quindi senza step-up); l'ho montata ma le prestazioni sono inferiori alla 30+, almeno 6-10dB peggiori su tutte le bande come rapporto S/N. NON consiglio a nessuno la SLP30, di cui salverò solo lo scatolotto per montare un'antenna autocostruita con un altro amplificatore!

18/7 1425UTC 15580kHz 55544 VOA relay Botswana in EE
19/7 0904UTC 9610kHz 55555 AWR La Voce della Speranza in italiano
20/7 1916UTC 9920kHz 55544 Radio Thailand in EE
20/7 1925UTC 9690kHz 55555 Radio Exterior de Espana in spagnolo
21/7 1715UTC 13590kHz 55544 VOA relay Woofferton in EE
21/7 1722UTC 17655kHz 55444 VOA relay Santa Maria di Galeria in portoghese
21/7 0135UTC 5025kHz 25332 Radio Rebelde in spagnolo
22/7 1829UTC 6005kHz 35333 Radio Belarus (tx Kall) in EE
22/7 2159UTC 9665kHz 23332 Radio Voz Missionaria in portoghese
23/7 1532UTC 12015kHz 45444 Voice of Korea in russo
23/7 1630UTC 6085kHz 25332 Radio Mi Amigo International in EE
23/7 2035UTC 15770kHz 45343 Encore Radio Tumblir via WRMI in EE
24/7 1817UTC 6150kHz 35242 Europe 24 (// 6160 - 35343) in EE, tedesco
24/7 1902UTC 6070kHz 45444 Encore Radio Tumblir in EE via Ch.292
25/7 2038UTC 5940kHz 25332 Radio Onda in portoghese
26/7 0244UTC 9490kHz 45444 Radio Republica in spagnolo
26/7 0627UTC 6180kHz 35343 Deutsche Wetterdienst, YL meteo in tedesco (// 5905 - 25432)
26/7 0900UTC 9610kHz 55555 AWR La Voce della Speranza in italiano
26/7 1326UTC 15805kHz 25342 World Music Radio ID in spagnolo
26/7 1436UTC 10000kHz 45444 Stazione Italcable ID in italiano
28/7 1926UTC 6070kHz 45444 From the Isle of Music, EE, via Ch. 292
28/7 2039UTC 7345kHz 55545 Radio Cina Internazionale in italiano
30/7 2118UTC 9670kHz 45444 Test (senza ID) Channel 292, musica rocl non stop; la stazione mi conferma via email il rapporto
31/7 1801UTC 6005kHz 35333 Radio Belarus International in EE
31/7 1813UTC 5925kHz 45444 PARS Today Radio Italia
1/8 2205UTC 11760kHz 45444 Radio Habana Cuba in spagnolo
1/8 2346UTC 9720kHz 45444 Radio Free Asia in cinese (// 9535 - 45444)
1/8 2352UTC 5140kHz 45444 Radio Charleston International in EE, canzone LU SURCI E LU GATTU by Nicola Paone - divertente!
1/8 0900UTC 9610kHz 55545 AWR La Voce della Speranza in italiano
2/8 1834UTC 6085kHz 35322 Radio Mi Amigo International in EE
2/8 1700UTC 5140kHz 45444 Radio Charleston International in EE
2/8 1742UTC 6005kHz 35343 Radio Amathusia in olandese/EE via SWservice


Davide Tambuchi IW2NZR

Glenn Hauser logs August 5, 2020

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, August 5 at 1421, JBA or JBA carriers: 13130, 12820, 12550, 12500, 11150, 11120 S1-S5, 11070, 10870 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13650, Aug 5 at 2305 JBM music at S9-S5, the CRI ``Portuguese`` relay filled by music-only; much weaker than RHC itself on 13740. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 7380, Aug 5 at 2306, no signal from RHC English to Africa, but 5040 English to Carib is audible VP in noise. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11670, Aug 5 at 2308, RHC Spanish with very distorted music at S9+20; at least no spurs this time. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Wed Aug 5 at 2215 I am all set to hear another `Letterbox` on VOT, but there is no signal, nothing but NSS RTTY. Last week anyhow host said would be back in two weeks, but that has often proven to be mistaken. Now will have to try to catch it at 0315 Aug 6 on 7275; or podcast; or Sat/UT Sun repeats at same times. Today`s podcast is not yet available but should become at:

www.radio360.eu/mplayer/podcastplayer-e.php?datei=http://www.radio360.eu/podcasts/en/tr/vot/./20200805_1430.mp3&feed=voteng
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2045 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 5 starting at 2100:27 on WBCQ 7490v, poor/fair S2-S6. Next: 0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE [if back on air by now]

New WOR 2046 should be ready by early UT Friday August 7 for first WRMI broadcast at 2200 on 9955.

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

WOR program and website are totally non-commercial. Contributions via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com -- not necessarily in US funds as they will convert

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7780 & 9955, Aug 5 at 2100 no signals from these WRMIs, supposed to be on now, the former with a non-WOR broadcast, while 9395 & 9455 are nominal; 2303 recheck, 7780 still off, 9955 on vs jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835, August 5 at 0620, R. Vanuatu YL talking, intonation seems English but could be Bislama, and good modulation, better signal than usual, S5-S6; 0628 music, 0630 ID as ``Radio Vanuatu`` --- so for hard-liners insisting on a ``definite ID``, I have now heard one on this third harmonic of 3945. Might have been readable were it not for heavy storm noise from SW Kansas approaching us. Also trace of modulation on much weaker 7890 second harmonic, but as expected nothing audible on 15780 fourth harmonic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0015 UT August 6

Agenda DX 06/08/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Guaira, Paraguay 840 Khz (1950)
Emisora Rufino, Argentina 1520 Khz (1973)
KLIZ, Minnesota 1380 Khz (1946)
Radio Cultural, Guatemala 3300 Khz (1950)
NHK, Tokyo (1926)

mercoledì 5 agosto 2020

FTIOM & UBMP, del 9 al 15 de agosto con frecuencia adicional

From the Isle of Music, del 9 al 15 de agosto:
Esta semana, nuestro invitado especial es el multitalento Emilio Martiní, quien compartirá música de los tres álbumes de su Natural Trio, incluido el nuevo Elegante.
Las emisiónes tienen lugar:
1. Para Europa oriental pero audible más allá de la zona objetiva en todas las direcciones con 100Kw, domingo 1500-1600 TUC en SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, desde Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera del alcance, puede escuchar en vivo un enlace de una radio que escucha en Holanda durante la transmisión en
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. Para las Américas y partes de Europa, martes 0000-0100 TUC en WBCQ, 7490 kHz desde Monticello, ME, EE.UU. (lunes 8-9PM EDT en EE.UU.)
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera de rango, puede escuchar una transmisión en vivo desde el sitio web de WBCQ aquí (elija 7490)http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 y 4. Para Europa y a veces más allá, martes 1900-2000 TUC y sábado 1200-1300 TUC en Channel 292, 6070 KHz desde Rohrbach, Alemania.
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera del alcance, puede escuchar en vivo un enlace de radios que escuchan en varios websdrs en Europa.
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am
5.  NUEVO:  Para Europa y posiblemente más allá, Viernes 1600-1700 TUC en Channel 292, 9670 kHz desde Rohrbach, Alemania. Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera del alcance, puede escuchar en vivo un enlace de radios que escuchan en varios websdrs en Europa.
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9670am
La página Facebook del programa es https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/
Nuestra página en V-Kontakte es  https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Nuestra página en Patreon es https://www.patreon.com/tilford


Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, el 9, 11 y 14 de agosto:
El episodio 177 presenta la música de la época de ero de Lollywood, la industria cinematográfica de  Lahore, Pakistan.
Las emisiones tienen lugar:
1. Domingo 2200-2300 TUC (6:00 PM -7:00PM EDT) WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz de EE. UU. a las Américas y partes de Europa
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera de rango, puede escuchar una transmisión en vivo desde el sitio web de WBCQ aquí (elija 7490) http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Martes 2000-2100 TUC en  Channel 292, 6070 kHz desde Rohrbach, Alemania para Europa.
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera del alcance, puede escuchar en vivo un enlace de una radio de varios websdrs en Europa.
La página Facebook del programa es https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
3.  NUEVO: Viernes 1700-1800 TUC en Channel 292, 9670 kHz de Rohrbach, Alemania para Europa y más alla. 
Nuestra página en V-Kontakte es  https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
La página en Patreon es https://www.patreon.com/tilford

Wolfgang Bueschel: KBS / TWR clash observations

18 Hertz BUZZ tone fq distance.
9514.982 kHz  TWR Manzini Africa from E'Swatini, and 9515even kHz KBS Seoul KOR,

9515 kHz in usage by KBS for decades.

yes, this co-channel mixture, plus 18 Hertz BUZZ tone distance is very annoying frequency selection these days.

TWR Manzini on WRTH page 468
fax +268 25055333
no e-mail in 3rd world, but
Chief engineer interim Mr. Klaus Schiller

But their TWR bureau is located in Johannesbourg RSA instead, see KIWI-SDR rx installation in Kiwi-Net
{zoom-in heavy, to avoid the other both Johannesbourg locations ! }

http://kp.twrmon.net:8073/

KiwiSDR at TWR Africa, South Africa
Kempton Park   Grid: KG43cv, ASL: 1500m, [map]
Antenna: Wellbrook Active Loop Antenna
TWR Africa Africa/Johannesburg (SAST)

e-mail  info@twrafrica.org

Dir.Tech Sces James Burnett

TWR Vienna fax  #  +43-2236-31248892

73 wolfie  df5sx

Media & Tech - 05/08/2020


Unscheduled broadcast of All India Radio in Tibetan on 11560 kHz, August 5

INDIA   Unscheduled broadcast of All India Radio in Tibetan on 11560 kHz, August 5
1308-1330 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs Tibetan instead Dari from 1315UTC!
1330-1333 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs open carrier/dead air instead Dari
1333-1415 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs Dari program, as scheduled in A-20
1415-1530 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs Pashto program - as scheduled A-20
1500-1530 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs English news bulletin is cancelled
Something`s always wrong at All India Radio AIR Bengaluru BGL transmitting station

--

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

Japan's NHK to reduce satellite TV and radio channels

NHK, Japan's public broadcaster, will consolidate its number of satellite television channels from four to two or less and radio stations from two to one, Nikkei has learned. It will also cut spending in those businesses to the 600 billion yen ($5.6 billion) level from 720 billion yen.

The decision to downsize its operations comes amid criticism from private broadcasters.

The changes are expected to be unveiled as early as Tuesday as part of NHK's three-year plan starting from the 2021 fiscal year.

NHK plans to consolidate three satellite television channels, BS1, BS Premium and BS4K, into one, and consider shutting down another channel, BS8K. NHK will also consolidate two AM radio stations. But it does not plan to announce a timeline for the reductions.

The broadcaster will gather public comments after announcing the plan. It could change it, however, depending on the outcome of the public comments and debate in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The broadcaster is not expected to include new cuts for fees in the plan.

NHK's revenue in fiscal 2019 was around 740 billion yen, surging by around 10% compared to fiscal 2014, leading to increased criticism from private broadcasters over what they see as unfair competition given advantages NHK gains from collecting viewer fees. NHK is already planning to lower the fee by a total of 4.5% through fiscal 2019 and 2020, in line with scaling down some of its businesses. (Nikkei)

Glenn Hauser logs August 4-5, 2020

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated August 4:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST of SW stations, by Alan Roe, updated:
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

WORLD OF RADIO SCHEDULE updated:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

** CANADA. 326-MCW kHz, August 4 at 0644 UT, ND beacon dash and YQK, which is 200 watts from Kenora, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also U S A

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Aug 5 at 0231, anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH is back after some absence, usual screed, S8-S9 except for some deep fades. Tnx to tip from Eric Fetters-Walp on the WOR iog:

``[WOR] YHWH on 7470 as of 0220 UTC Aug. 5 --- Just checked 7470 kHz and found Josiah back after several days -- if not longer -- of being off the air. A noisy signal with lots of fading, but very audible talking as of 0220 UTC here near Seattle, where we've still got full daylight`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, August 5 at 0057, JBA music with flutter both up and down and sidewise, S5-S6 at best until 0058*. Must be end of Bengali semihour from SLBC as scheduled, despite current report from Ivo that: ``Two of three transmitters at Trincomalle [sic] are out of service. The transmissions of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation / SLBC and some transmissions of Adventist World Radio / AWR are suspended, as follows:
0030-0100 on 11905 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Bengali SLBC
0200-0230 on 11905 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Hindi SLBC...``

The B19 sked in WRTH 2020 was different, continuous 0030-0230, the first and last semihours in Hindi, 0100-0200 in Bengali, all on 11905 Trincomalee. No azimuths ever shown there, but if Ivo be correct, Bengali segment is not aimed at Bengal, east or West! Anyway, trans-polar to here.

Last logged here July 13, 2018 from *0030v. Before that when the sun was a bit spottier, I tracked numerously previous *0115 openings with variable off-timesignals (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. MADAGASCAR. Ivo Ivanov reported: ``AGAIN NO SIGNAL of MGB Eye Radio Special px on 7340 kHz August 3
0459-0557 on 7340 MDC 250 kW / 335 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic*-pls check
on August 4
1459-1557 on 15410 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic*-pls check
later today * including news in other languages: English/Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho.
-- 73! Ivo Ivanov``

So I do check, 0500-0505 Tue August 4, no signal at UTwente on 7340, just strong BBC Vatican on 7345. Aoki says Eye at 05-06 is on days 1 and 7 only. This had just been registered as an extra hour to deal with COVID-19. Ivo replies, ``But no signal on both frequencies Sat/Sun August 1/2 and Mon/Tue August 3/4`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY [and non]. Correxion: 9685 was certainly not splashing upon 9830; I must have been referring to Spain 9690 getting QRM when checked at same time via UTwente, no such ACI here:

``TURKEY. 9830, Wed July 29 at 2230 tune-in via UTwente, VOT English is on today and VG, even without hum, but splash from 9685 which is the orphan CRI ``Portuguese`` service of fill-music-only, via Kashgar...`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 257-MCW kHz, August 4 at 0648 UT, ND beacon JYR, which is 25 watts from York, Nebraska, a new one for me? York is due north of Enid, also on US 81, and east of Grand Island. I was near there for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 --- those were the days --- and brief ``nights`` but I was not checking for NDBs (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also CANADA

** U S A. 7637-USB, UT Wed August 5 at 0114, encrypted alfanumerix including ``fife`` for five in ``UR55W``, presumably paramilitary mumbo-jumbo from CAP as previously logged here UT Sat April 18 at 0124 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. NEW WORLD OF RADIO times on WRMI. On August 3, the skedgrid http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs has been updated to show WOR UT Saturday at 0130 on 9955, but no longer on 5850 & 5010, still on 7780 at that hour. Also new 7780 Saturday at 2300; all of this yet to be confirmed. The sked appears to be in flux with blank spaces on System F, where we hope to get back on 5850 to the NW and/or 9395/9455 SomeSystem to the NNW for better coverage across the continent. Still shows the same early UT August 5.

Several WOR times still displayed on the grid are long outdated or imaginary, and we stopped trying to confirm them long ago:

Sat 1130 9955 - active for a while earlier this year
Tue 2130 System D - no frequencies
Wed 1030 5950 on System F, but frequency grid shows SMTV on System J
Wed 2100 System D - no frequencies
Wed 2100 7780 - active briefly earlier this year
Thu 2100 System D - no frequencies
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2045 monitoring: confirmed Tue Aug 4 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S9 better than usual here. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

WOR program and website are totally non-commercial. Contributions via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com -- not necessarily in US funds as they will convert

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, August 4 at 0136, and August 5 at 0117 chex, WRNO continues AWOL. Last time I logged it was June 10 at 0144, on but with dead air. Certainly not tracked every night, but first noted missing on July 22.

Strange website with moving views of snow-covered hills on homepage; listen linx stay silent; linx to external social media site providers; does have own FB which has not been updated for months; this page http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/event/ for ``upcoming programs`` shows none since July 13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0410 UT August 5

FTIOM & UBMP, August 9-15

From the Isle of Music, August 9-15:
This week, our special guest is the multitalented Emilio Martiní, who will share music from the three albums by his Natural Trio including the new one, Elegante.
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490): http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to uplinks from various websdrs in Europe.
5. NEW: For Europe and possibly beyond, Friday 1600-1700 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to uplinks from various websdrs in Europe.
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Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, August 9, 11 and 14:
Episode 177 features music from the golden age of Lollywood, Lahore, Pakistan's film industry.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490): http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from different web SDRs in Europe
including a live uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands at http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am
3. NEW: Fridays 1700-1800 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe and beyond.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from different web SDRs in Europe
including a live uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands at http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9670am
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Agenda DX 05/08/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Frequencia Popular, Perù 4012 Khz (1985)
Radio Educadora Dois Vizinhos, Brasile 1300 Khz (1977)
Voz de Upano, Ecuador 4870 - 5040 Khz (1984)

martedì 4 agosto 2020

Media & Tech - 04/08/2020


Unscheduled broadcast of BBC WS on 11810 kHz via Ascension, August 4

U.K.(non)   Unscheduled broadcast of BBC WS on 11810 kHz via Ascension, August 4:
1015-1035 on 11810 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf English open carrier / dead air &
1035-1200 on 11810 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf English, weak and off. Registered
1800-2000 on 11810 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf English Summer A20 BBCWS Schedule

--

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

Two of three transmitters at Trincomalee are out of service

SRI LANKA   Two of three transmitters at Trincomalle are out of service

The transmissions of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation / SLBC and some
transmissions of Adventist World Radio / AWR are suspended, as follows:
0030-0100 on 11905 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Bengali SLBC
0200-0230 on 11905 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Hindi SLBC
1115-1158 on  9695 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Telugu/Malayalam SLBC
1200-1230 on 15715 TRM 125 kW / 045 deg to EaAs Min Nan Chinese Sun-Thu AWR
1200-1230 on 15715 TRM 125 kW / 045 deg to EaAs Chinese Fri/Sat AWR
1230-1300 on 15715 TRM 125 kW / 045 deg to EaAs Cantonese Sun-Thu AWR
1230-1300 on 15715 TRM 125 kW / 045 deg to EaAs Chinese Fri/Sat AWR
1300-1330 on 15550 TRM 125 kW / 075 deg to SEAs Khmer AWR
1330-1400 on 15550 TRM 125 kW / 060 deg to SEAs Hmong Thu/Fri AWR
1330-1400 on 15550 TRM 125 kW / 060 deg to SEAs Assamese Sun/Wed AWR
1330-1400 on 15550 TRM 125 kW / 090 deg to SEAs Indonesian Mon/Tue/Sat AWR
1400-1500 on 15705 TRM 125 kW / 045 deg to EaAs Chinese AWR
1500-1530 on 15530 TRM 125 kW / 060 deg to SEAs Manumanaw Karen AWR
1630-1700 on 11805 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Pashto Mon/Wed/Fri AWR
1630-1700 on 11805 TRM 125 kW / 335 deg to SoAs Sindhi Sun/Tue/Thu/Sat AWR
1630-1700 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM SLBC
1702-1800 on 11835 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Tamil Thendral FM SLBC
Check which of the others transmissions of AWR via Trincomalee are on air or not
0000-0030 on  9810 TRM 125 kW / 075 deg to SEAs Thai
0100-0130 on 11925 TRM 125 kW / 060 deg to EaAs Min Nan Chinese Sun-Thu
0100-0130 on 11925 TRM 125 kW / 060 deg to EaAs Chinese Fri/Sat AWR
0100-0130 on 15630 TRM 125 kW / 025 deg to EaAs Min Nan Chinese Sun-Thu
0100-0130 on 15630 TRM 125 kW / 025 deg to EaAs Chinese Fri/Sat
0130-0200 on 11925 TRM 125 kW / 060 deg to EaAs Cantonese Sun-Thu
0130-0200 on 11925 TRM 125 kW / 060 deg to EaAs Chinese Fri/Sat
0130-0200 on 15630 TRM 125 kW / 025 deg to EaAs Cantonese Sun-Thu
0130-0200 on 15630 TRM 125 kW / 025 deg to EaAs Chinese Fri/Sat
0200-0230 on 15410 TRM 125 kW / 355 deg to CeAs Kazakh
0230-0300 on 15410 TRM 125 kW / 355 deg to WeAs Dari
0300-0330 on 15305 TRM 125 kW / 285 deg to EaAf Tigrigna
0300-0330 on 15410 TRM 125 kW / 270 deg to EaAf Oromo
Active transmissions of Adventist World Radio, BBC and SLBC via Trincomalee
0330-0400 on 15410 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to CeAs Uzbek
0400-0430 on 15410 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to CeAs Kirgyz
0430-0500 on 15410 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to WeAs Farsi
0500-0600 on 17790 TRM 250 kW / 300 deg to CEAf Arabic
1130-1200 on 15610 TRM 125 kW / 045 deg to SEAs Shan Shoshoni
1200-1230 on 15610 TRM 125 kW / 060 deg to SoAs Dialect Mon
1230-1300 on 15430 TRM 125 kW / 025 deg to SoAs Meitei Sun/Wed/Fri
1230-1300 on 15430 TRM 125 kW / 025 deg to SoAs Bengali Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat
1300-1330 on 15430 TRM 125 kW / 025 deg to SoAs Bengali
1330-1400 on 15430 TRM 125 kW / 025 deg to SoAs Khasi
1400-1500 on 11870 TRM 125 kW / 005 deg to CeAs Chinese
1500-1530 on  9740 TRM 125 kW / 015 deg to SoAs Nepali
1530-1600 on  9470 TRM 125 kW / 015 deg to SoAs Oriya
1600-1630 on 11755 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Urdu
1630-1700 on  7410 TRM 125 kW / 015 deg to SoAs Bengali BBC (former 9580, now SNG)
1702-1828 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM SLBC, ex 1630-1830
1830-1900 on 11790 TRM 125 kW / 255 deg to CEAf English

--

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

Shortwave schedule of Mike Radio registered in A-20 HFCC on August 4

NETHERLANDS   Updated A20 of Mike Radio as of August 4, but effective September 12
1700-2300 on  3940 HEE 001 kW / non-dir to WeEu Dutch Sat/Sun/Wed, ex 1800-2400UTC

--

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 04/08/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Frontiera, Bolivia 4450 Khz (1968)
Radio Chortis, Guatemala 3380 Khz (1970)

Glenn Hauser logs August 3, 2020

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 3 at 1408: no WOOBs in the 13s, 12s, but JBA carriers on 11100, 10920. No doubt would have been many more before 1400* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 3 at 2043, S9+10 of dead air from RHC; warmup? well before scheduled *2100; no spurs.

15370, Aug 3 at 2046, S9 of suptorted Arabic, which even when well-modulated sounds like choking. No spurblobs noted now. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRELAND [non]. ITALY [non]. 7290, Mon Aug 3 at 1855 retune UTwente for IRRS presumed Bulgaria as `The Shortwave Report` is concluding with mandatory segment from Dan`s favorite station RHC, as he mislists its frequencies ``from 6 pm [PDT] to midnight`` to include 6060 and 6165, both of which are long gone. The last item always gets cut off, since IRRS inserts `Feature Story News` of about 5 minutes at 1830; this week something from NHK Japan, chopped just before 1859 for IRRS sign-off, which continues to give address as that 5-digit P O Box in Milano, totally contradicting info that it is no longer in use! Such as this note with eQSL received by Konstantin Bersankov, St. Pete in the latest Rus-DX:

``Please also notice that we have discontinued our PO BOX or any regular mail address for listeners' correspondence, and we are unable to reply to QSL request by regular mail.

You may also find useful information on the following websites:
https://www.nexus.org
https://milanoventures.com
http://egradio.org
Let me know if we can further assist you. Hope this helps. Best regards. Ron``

http://qsl-review.blogspot.com/2020/01/irrs-shortwave-nexus-iba.html

where it is assumed a QSL for 7290 at 1800-1900 June 20 [Saturday] was for Romania; Altho nothing from IRRS specifies this as Romania --- now believed to be Bulgaria. Furthermore, KB quotes this from their website explaining why transmitter sites are kept secret, the only non-Soviet broadcaster to do so:

``Since IRRS & NEXUS-IBA started relaying programs on shortwave in 1989, several organizations and individuals appeared on the market as "competitors", offering similar services, sometimes in a fraudulent and very un-professional way. We came across people charging for fake (not existing) transmissions, and producing fake listeners' letters, as well as broadcasts that are cheap, but so poor in quality that cannot not be heard on the intended target, and those who commission them have no means to check them.

In order to protect our interests and those of our members against such competitors, our policy had to be changed in recent years not to disclose information about our transmitter sites and our agreements with our service providers and governments. Since we aim to to provide top quality broadcasting services at the lowest possible cost to our members, our transmitting sites may change as several technical and contractual conditions change.

There is a simple way to explain this: when you buy anything at your local shop, did you tried asking where exactly do they buy items that they sell to you? I am sure no shop-keeper, service provider or reseller will provide you information of their own sources for the same reason.

Sometimes multiple transmitters are involved in order to provide better coverage and/or redundancy. Nevertheless these sites will remain confidential and are not disclosed to the general public. There has been lots of speculations during the years (right and wrong) when different "experts" tried to locate every and each of our transmitter sites, and then published misleading information on the internet and on other publications.

Only the power, time, program type, language and especially the target area is clearly published in our schedules. We believe that this is the information that our listeners need to know in order to tune into our members' broadcasts.

Our programs are all originating from our Network Control Centre (NCC) in Milan, Italy, where we operate all of our broadcasting services.``

This rationale makes no sense to me; the response to competitors putting out fake info is to be completely transparent with real info. If it change from time to time, fine, just acknowledge it. And then there`s IRRS as HQ in IRELAND per WRTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 10-m beacons with some sporadic E struggling to MUF:

28298.8-CW, Aug 3 at 1424, long pause and long message starting with dits, VVV DE K4JDR/B and ending with SK run together which is hard to render typographically. I copied as K4JGR, but must be per WJ5O: ``28.2988 K4JDR C RALEIGH, NC # 10W, VERTICAL QRT Dec 2010 reactivated Feb 15 Jan 2018 reported(SWL)`` --- QRZ.com: ``K4JDR USA flag USA, RONNIE J CASEY, RALEIGH, NC 27603-7336``

28255-CW, Aug 3 at 1428 and again at 1447, KB4UPI/B: ``28.255 KB4UPI C GADADEN [sic], ALABAMA # 3 W, DIPOLE  NEW  2 Dec 07 relocated (agn)1 April 14`` --- GADSDEN is on I-59 NE of Birmingham about 1/3 on way to Chattanooga. Lots of illustrated info plus hamautobio at https://www.qrz.com/lookup/kb4upi

``I am located on Camden Cove Island in Etowah county AL. See our 28.255 Mhz Beacon, up since 1987. KB4UPI 10 Meter Beacon 28.255 EM73ax

Our 10 meter beacon runs 5 watts into a 10 meter vertical antenna on the top of my boathouse. The beacon was first placed on the air in October of 1987 on 28.224, and the first report came from Don, WB4YRJ, who is now a SK. The frequency was chosen because it was the only place I could make the converted CB transmit at due to the crystals I had on hand. Later I changed it to 28.267 for much the same reason. It was later changed to 28.255 at the request of the HF beacon coordinator Bill, WJ50. Contact Bill before you start any intended beacon operation. See the WJ5O Beacon List.

The beacon has received reports from all over the world over the years. The most distant report was in March of 1990 and came from SWL, Brian Webb, ZL2262 in New Zealand. That is 4998 (MPW) miles per watt. See his report below.

I QSL 100 per cent worldwide to ham operators and SWL's. No SASE is required. Send your QSL and I'll send mine. Copy the short message if you wish. All I need for a QSL is the frequency, time, date, and signal report. Email reception reports are always welcome and appreciated. To send me a simple report via email you may send it to MickUpi*Gmail.com. The at sign is replaced to prevent email harvesting.

The picture above is the present setup in the attic of my boathouse at my QTH on Camden Cove Island in AL. I am located in Gadsden Alabama on the banks of the Coosa River and Neely Henry lake. I have had several transmitters over the years. The present one is a RS HTX-100. It runs on low power at 5 watts. This radio should never be run at high power (25 watts) in beacon operation. It will burn out and require service. It should also have a fan. See the fan below.

Radio --- Close up view of the RS HTX-100 radio running 5 watts. These radios are still readily available on eBay for around $80 to $100. Look closely at the knob on the top right. Above it is printed, "pull for low power". I placed a 3/16" thick rubber washer behind the knob. Without the washer it is easy to accidently bump the knob and put the radio on high power.

Keyer --- Close up of the MFJ-447 memory keyer. It has keyed the transmitter for many years. The keying transistor was burned out during a lightning strike a few years ago, but it is easily replaced.

Meter --- This is a cheap and simple SWR/Power meter I bought at a hamfest for $3. I use it to look at the meter when take a look in the attic of the boathouse and see if the radio is transmitting. All it takes is a quick glance.

Fan --- Not a good picture, but this is an AC fan blowing on the fins on the back of the radio. It is vitally important to to protect your transmitter. AC fans seem to be far more reliable than a DC fan. This one is setting on some foam rubber pads to dampen the vibration and make it less noisy. Even running at 5 watts the HTX-100 will get too hot without the fan.

This is a Motorola model TPN1154A 16 amp power supply that runs the radio and the keyer. These commercial power supplies are usually overlooked at hamfests because people don't know what they are, and it's not surprising because the units have no ratings on them showing what the voltage or maximum amperage is. Depending on the model they can be rated at 5 to 25 amps. You can buy them at hamfests for 10 to 15 dollars. The digital meter on the top right was added. It bounces from 13.7 to 13.8 as the transmitter turns on and off. Curiously Motorola made them and set them up to operate at 14.9 volts. A small resistor can easily be added to the regulator board to bring the voltage down to 13.8 volts. Many thanks to Kevin Custer, W3KKG and others for providing info on these power supplies. To see more info on the power supplies Click Here

This peice of coax is which a squirrel chewed the coax shield away where I once had the equipment outdoors at another QTH. If outside I have learned it is best to leave the coax hanging freely instead of attaching it to trees. I can only wonder why squirrels do this.``

28289.3-CW, Aug 3 at 1447, AL DE WJ5O/B himself: ``28.2893 WJ5O C TROY ALABAMA # 2W VERTICAL New Frequency 25 Jan 14``

Almost always, including today, when such beacons are making it QRP, tuning higher up to 28500 finds *no* phone hams, who could run up to a kilowatt, contacting; where are they? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2045 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday August 3 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG here +30 degrees off beam, some deep fades.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 3 at 0130 & 0230 on WRMI 7780, VP for a change at UTwente, but VG as far as Maine SDR; also WRN webcast at 0130.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 3 from 0303 on Area 51 webcast after Free Radio Skybird runs a bit over, closing with an address in New Hampshire. WBCQ sked shows it 0230-0300 and ``Free Radio Skybird, Hermans Radio & Record Room, and other shows air Sunday evenings on 5130 every other week.`` WOR good into Rochester SDR; at 0322 check direct on 5130, S9+10 but noisy.

Larry Will tells us: ``[WOR] Glenn Hauser interview on Radio NewYork International, 2008: https://archive.org/details/dan-lewis-rni. Hour 2 of this RNI show hosted by Dan Lewis features an interview with Glenn Hauser. This media comes from the WBCQ archives. L.``

Tnx, Larry, that brings back some memories. Starts :17 minutes into and lasts until :41, direct link:

https://ia801501.us.archive.org/29/items/dan-lewis-rni/Dan%20Lewis%20RNI%2028%20December%202008%20Hour%202.mp3
if the URL with spaces in it survive replaced here by all those %20;
otherwise it`s the fourth item on the download options, VBR MP3, and
the second sub-item.

BTW, whatever became of Dan Lewis? His blog http://danlewisradioguy.blogspot.com/ stopped after Tuesday, April 17, 2018 --- some interesting reading there such as about ``Randi Steele``.

WOR 2045 also confirmed UT Mon Aug 3 at 0330 on WRMI 9955; as usual on this airing, R. Prague fill music runs right up to 0330 with no ID break; that makes up for some double-IDs at other times. Here it`s S8-S9 but fading vs pulse jamming. A few minutes earlier at 0324 check, 9955 was S9/+10 well above lite PJ.

BTW, WRMI escaped any hurricane outage, far enough inland from the path to get no more than 20 mph gusts per NWS Okeechobee city info.

WOR 2045 also confirmed Monday August 3 at 1805 tune-in via UTwente, well underway and no dropouts on IRRS 7290 via Bulgaria; just the usual rough modulation, warble from 7291 and plus/minus 10 splash. Next:

0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

WOR program and website are totally non-commercial. Contributions via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com -- not necessarily in US funds as they will convert

One may also contribute via MO or check in US funds on a US bank to: Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13845, Aug 3 at 1908, zero signal from this WWCR while all the others are inbooming, including higher 15825 at S9+20 tnx to Es, so not a MUF issue; 12160 S9+30; 9980 S9+20; 2042 recheck, 13845 back on with PMS at S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12844.75-USB, Aug 3 at 1407, 2-way in Spanish mentioning barco, numbers perhaps referring to cargo, unprofessional whistling into mike (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2321 UT August 3

lunedì 3 agosto 2020

Media & Tech - 03/08/2020


Summer shortwave schedule of Mike Radio via Heerde from September 6

NETHERLANDS   Summer shortwave schedule of Mike Radio registered in A-20 HFCC Database
1600-2200 on  3940 HEE 001 kW / non-dir to WeEu Dutch Sun from Sept.6 (NOT 7 Saturday)
And previous  3940 HEE 001 kW / non-dir to WeEu Dutch Sat 1400-2200UTC - IS CANCELLED!

--

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

RINCON DIEXISTA DE RADIO RUMANIA INTERNACIONAL Programa del 02 de Agosto 2020

RINCON DIEXISTA DE RADIO RUMANIA INTERNACIONAL

Programa del 02 de Agosto 2020

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/programasdx/episodes/2020-08-03T04_56_03-07_00

Rincón Diexista es un programa semanal que produce Victoria Sepciu para Radio Rumania Internacional, donde se hace un habitual repaso de las cartas recibidas de los oyentes y noticias sobre la escucha de emisoras de onda corta.

Se emite los domingos, con repetición los martes, por la onda corta y por Internet haciendo "click" en: www.rri.ro

Página web de Radio Rumania Internacional en español:
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Radio Rumania Internacional
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Cordiales 73 - Programas DX

Stations heard in Friol

ALASKA, 9695, KNLS, Anchor Point, 0831-0845, 02-08, English, religious comments. Very weak. 15321.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0355-0410, 02-08, Brazilian songs. Very weak. 15311.

5939.5, Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, 0450-0548, 03-07, Portuguese, religious comments. 25322.

6180,  Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2033-2045, 01-08, Brazilian songs. // 11780. 15321.

9818.7, Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 2010-2023, 01-08, Portuguese, religious comments. 14321

11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2001-2020, 01-08, Brazilian songs. 34433.
Also 2010-2018, 02-08, soccer, live matches. 35433.

11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0925-0940, 02-08, Brazilian songs. 25322.

CANADA, 6070, CFRX, Toronto, 0455-0510, 02-08, English, comments, news. 15321.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1815-1832*, 02-08, French, comments. Very weak. 14321.

CUBA, 4765, Radio Progreso, La Habana, 0350-0358*, 02-08, songs. 35233.

ERITREA, 7140, Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara, 1638-1655, 01-08, East African songs, Vernacular, comments. Ham QRM. 21421.

DENMARK
5805, Radio 208, Hvidovre, 0507-0517, 02-08, songs. 15321.

5840, World Music Radio, Bramming, 0504-0523, 02-08, pop songs, Brazilian and Latin American songs, id. “World Music Radio”. 25322.

15805, World Music Radio, Randers, 1520-1545, 01-08, pop songs, id. “World Music Radio”. 45444.

ECUADOR, 6050, HCJB, Pichincha, 0348-0557, 02-08, Spanish, religious songs and comments. 14321.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, *0523-0540, 02-08, songs, some comments and more songs. 15311.
Also *0528-0537, 03-08, open with a song, at 0530 comments probably program “Panorama Nacional”, but too weak to identified it. 15311.

ETHIOPIA
5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 1743-1752, 01-08, East African songs, Vernacular, comments. 24322.

6030, Radio Oromiya, Addis Ababa, 1701-1712, 02-08, Vernacular comments. 15321.

6090, Voice of Amhara State, Addis Ababa, 1657-1710, 02-08, Vernacular comments. 24322.

6110, Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 1746-1755, 01-08, Vernacular, comments. 34433.

GERMANY
6150, Europa 24, Datteln, 1650-1705, 01-08, pop songs, id. in English: “This is Europa 24”, at 1700 news in German. 14321.

6160, Scorribandi via Shortwave Radio de., Winsen, 1610-1620, 01-08, Italian, short wave radio news. 15321.

9670, Crusader Radio, Rohrbach, *0500-0525 , 01-08, identification, English, religious songs and comments. At first very weak, but later improving to weak. 25322
Also 0740-0752, 02-08, Super Clan Radio, Rohrbach, pop songs and comments in English. 35433.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0445-0530, 02-08, religious songs and comments, Spanish, id. “Transmite la Estación Educativa Evangélica Radio Verdad, en 4055 kilohercios,  reportenos a Radio Verdad, apartado 5 Chiquimula, Guatemala, Centroamérica o a radioverdad5@yahoo.com”. 25322.

HAWAII, 10000, Time Signal Station WWVH, Kauai, 0728-0735, 02-08, time signals, female voice time announcements, id. At 0729.  24322.

INDIA, 4910, AIR, Bhopal, 1730-1740*, 02-08, comments. Extremely weak. 15321

LIBERIA, 6050,  ELWA Radio, Monrovia, 0625-0640, 02-08, religious songs and comments, English. 24322.

MADAGASCAR
5009.9, Radio Nasionaly Malagasy, Ambohidrano, 1850-1905, 01-08, songs, Vernacular comments. 15321.

6135, Radio Nasionaly Malagasy, Ambohidrano, 0410-0450, 02-08, Vernacular comments and songs. Radio Aparecida out of air on this frequency today. 15321.

6180, World Christian Broadcasting, La Voz Alegre, Mahajanga, 0350-0400*, 02-08, Spanish, religious comments. 25322.

MALI, 5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, 1850-1910, 01-08,  Saturday English program “English Magazine”, news and comments in English, African songs. 34433.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0535-0546, 02-08, classical music. 15321.

NETHERLANDS, 7700.1, FRS Holland, *1859-1940, 02-08, interval signal,  time signals, id. " This is the Free Radio Service Holland on 41 and 49 meter band...", English, pop songs, comments. 35433. // 5790.1 with 25322.

NIGERIA, 7254.9, Voice of Nigeria, Abuja Lugbe, 0604-0615, 03-08, Hausa, comments, mentioned “Nigeria”. 35433.
NORWAY, 5895, Radio Northern Star, Bergen, 2025-2101, 02-08, pop songs, English, comments. Extremely weak at first but the signal improved a little later. Strong fading. Checked with the station website audio and both programs match. QRM on 5900. 13321.

TANZANIA
6015, Zambia Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 0355-0410 , 02-08, Swahili, comments, at 0359 interval signal “drums”, time signals, more comments. 25322.

11735, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 1748-1808, 01-08, Swahili, comments, Arabic songs, at 1802 more comments in Swahili, no English program  at 1800 today. 14321.

SUDAN, 7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1635-1650, 01-08, Arabic, comments, East African songs. 25322.

ZAMBIA
4965, Voice of Hope Africa, Lusaka, 1920-1935, 01-08, English, religious comments, songs, music. 25322. // 6065 with SINPO 34433.

5995, Zambia NBC, Radio 1, Lusaka, 1750-1801, 01-08, Vernacular comments, at 1800 interval signal “Fish Eagle”, English, id. and news. At 1801 eclipsed by Mali open on the same frequency. 15321.
Also 1751-1801, 02-08 with same program. 15321.
Also 0412-0435 , 03-08, Vernacular comments, mentioned “Zambia”, African songs. Clear signal today. The previous day out of air at this time. 25322.

6065, Voice of Hope Africa, Lusaka, 1800-1830, 02-08, English, DX Program “Wavescan”. 34433.


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Friol
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters.

AGAIN NO SIGNAL of MGB Eye Radio Special COVID-19 px on 7340 kHz August 3

MADAGASCAR(non)   AGAIN NO SIGNAL of MGB Eye Radio Special px on 7340 kHz August 3
0449-0557 on  7340 MDC 250 kW / 335 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic*-pls check on August 4
1459-1557 on 15410 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic*-pls check later today
* including news in other languages: English/Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho.

--

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

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

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

Radio Mi Amigo International on extra frequency 3985 kHz via Kall Krekel, August 22-31

GERMANY    Radio Mi Amigo International on extra frequency 3985 kHz via Kall Krekel
UNKNOWN TIME  3985 KLL 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu Ge/En/Du 0700-1500UTC? August 22-31
Parallel freq.6085 KLL 001 kW / 120&300 to CeEu Ge/En/Du 0700-1700UTC in Summer A20

--

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 03/08/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Pridnestrovie, Russia (1991)
Radio Cultural, Guatemala 3300 Khz (1950)
XEUAQ Querètaro, Messico 580 Khz (1979)

domenica 2 agosto 2020

Glenn Hauser logs August 2, 2020

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, August 2 at 1356, mostly JBA: 13160, 12880, 11120, 11070, 10960, 9230, 9215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11760, Sunday August 2 at 1501, via Alexandria SDR, weekly RHC Esperanto opening still alleges wrong info for this very broadcast: Sunday 1600 on 11760 (only, ignoring 15140); after Sunday 0800 instead of 0700, on 6100, which may or may not be the frequency extended after English; and 2230 on 15730 which at least is correct. Another mispronounced word is politiko, as if it were Spanish, ``político``. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15370, August 2 at 1933, RHC is S9+10 but dead air except for some F# tone but no spurs around 40 kHz intervals away; 1938 recheck, now JBM in unknown language and spurblobs detected circa 15412, 15329 and at least the F# audible circa 15290 but not 15450. Somethings` always wrong at RHC.

15140, meanwhile,Aug 2 at 1935 is S9 but extremely suptorted, JBM, so bad I can`t be sure it`s really in English as scheduled or something else. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** DJIBOUTI [non]. 17870, August 2 at 1441 I`m looking for the weekly Sunday-only broadcast of La Voix de Djibouti, via FRANCE. Little or no signal at UTwente, too close to Issoudun; nor TWR South Africa, nor Qatar; TWR Bengaluru blox me as having exceeded usage limit which I certainly have not; but VG signal via the ham club KiwiSDR in Kuwait: stilted French talk with two full-name IDs in passing, not just ``LVD``, about ending the regime, the time has come to liberate, etc. 1443 morphs into another language, maybe same voice, Afar? 1449 brings up African choral music with drumming for rest of hour. 1457 fading with announcements, 1458 cut to dead air until 1459* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** IRELAND. 13264-USB, Aug 2 at 1344, weak VOLMET by YL voice; can`t copy ID or locations but cites temp in C, ceiling in feet, visibility in km; by 1355 JBA. EiBi shows it`s Shannon (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, 9690-, 11770- and 15120, August 2 at 0602, NO signal from VON on any possible frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 28224.5-CW, August 2 at 1815, beacon K5GJR/B EL17, i.e.: ``28.2245 K5GJR C CORPUS CHRISTI, TX # 5W, VERTICAL`` without any VVVs or DE just as above twice. Also a couple JBA circa 28168; WJ5O roster shows no US stations; closest is recently logged 28166 XE2O/B in NL. Closest DXMap MUF blob is 30 MHz circa The Metroplex, less than halfway to Corpus (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2045 monitoring; next:
0030 UT Monday    WRMI 7730 to WNW
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 or 6160v to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed?]
0900 UT Monday    Unique Radio NSW 3210-USB
1800vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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This report dispatched at 1951 UT August 2

Encore: another classical music concert on 9670 kHz from Germany

Another classical music concert on 9670 kHz from Germany.
GERMANY   At 16.03 UT on Sunday Aug 2

9670.010 kHz measured on various Perseus SDR rx units.
practical NIL signal at Corfu Greece, S=2 under threshold.

S=8 -77dBm in Steiermark Austria. Slovene/Hungarian border region.
S=3 -109dBm in Rome Italy.
S=8 -78dBm on Riviera Genua - Monte Carlo.
S=4 -96dBm Belgium / Holland border.
S=5 -92dBm Liverpool England.
-- -106dBm in Luebbecke Westphalia, ? unsuitable amateur radio antenna ?
S=8 -83dBm Warsaw Poland.
S=6 -92dBm in central Sweden
S=6 -89dBm in eastern Finland.

what shortwave signal can be expected from such a
small 10 kW station under winter conditions in September - March months?

To compare bcast signals to Europe today at same time around 16 UTC :
9275 PHL S=9+20
9310 THA S=9+20
9345 PHL S=9+15
9355 CHN / TJK both S=9+25
9400 BUL S=9+20
9420 CHN S=9+20
9500 ROU S=9+20
9590 ROU S=9+25
9605 CHN S=9+40
9730 VTN S=9+25
9820 CHN S=9+25

73 wb df5sx

Media & Tech - 02/08/2020


EN CONTACTO DE RADIO HABANA CUBA Emisión del 02 de Agosto 2020

EN CONTACTO DE RADIO HABANA CUBA

Emisión del 02 de Agosto 2020

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FRS Holland on air on 7700.1 and 5790,1

NETHERLANDS, 7700.1, FRS Holland, *1859-1907, 02-08, interval signal,  time signals, id. " This is the Free Radio Service Holland on 41 and 49 meter band...", English, pop songs, comments. 35433. // 5790.1 with 25322.
 
Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain
 
Log in Friol
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

Wolfgang Bueschel: SOH Taiwan monitoring

TAIWAN/CHINA   SOH Taiwan A-20 Shortwave Frequency list of Aug 1 / 2, 2020 monitored by wb on 01-02 August, 2020.
Also noted some China CNR1 jamming broadcasts.

Log of Aug 1/2 checked some Asian target outlets on remote Perseus SDRs in Hiroshima, Akitakata, northern Tokyo Japan SDR rxs.

 6214.950*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.18 UT
 6214.952*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 1 22.08 UT
 6229.943*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.20 UT
 6279.980*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.22 UT
 6280even*CHN  CNR1 jamming, Aug 1 22.10 UT
 6340.168*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.23 UT.
 6370.111*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.24 UT
 6850.114*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.26 UT
 6865even*CHN  CNR 1 Jamming Fuzhou, daylight start Aug 1 at 22.17 UT.
 6865.115*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 1 22.18 UT, Aug 2 11.27 UT
 6899.994*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.28 UT
 6969.896*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 1 22.40 UT

 7280.096*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.30 UT
 7280.098*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 1 22.43 UT
 7310.059*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.36 UT
 7310.054*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 1 22.44 UT
 7459.981*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 1 22.46 UT Aug 2 11.39 UT
 7644.979*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 1 22.48 UT
 7729.877*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.41 UT
 7729.893*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 1 22.50 UT
 7730even*CHN  CNR1 Jammer Mandarin, Aug 2 11.43 UT.

 9119.949*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 1 22.52 UT, Aug 2 09.55 UT
 9120even*CHN  CNR1 jamming 20 kHz wideband signal. Aug 2 09.53 UT
 9155.028*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.45 UT
 9180.029*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 09.58 UT
 9200even*CHN  CNR1 Jammer Mandarin, Aug 2 09.59 UT txion final end.
 9200.022*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 10.00 UT 11.46 UT
 9215even*CHN  CNR1 Jammer Mandarin, Aug 2 11.48 UT
 9230.076*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 10.02 UT 11.50 UT
 9254.941*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 10.04 UT 11.51 UT
 9280.109*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 10.06 UT 11.53 UT
 9299.947*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 10.07 UT 11.57 UT
 9300even*CHN  CNR1 Jammer Mandarin, Aug 2 11.56 UT
 9320even*CHN  CNR1 Jammer Mandarin, Aug 2 11.58 UT
 9339.836*TWN  SOH Chinese Aug 2 11.59 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1 - 2)

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot on 9670 kHz via Channel 292

GERMANY(non)   From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot on 9670 kHz Ch 292:

August 7/14/21/28
1600-1700 on  9670 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Fri From the Isle of Music &
1700-1800 on  9670 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Fri Uncle Bill's Melting Pot

September 4 again change of time and not on 9670 kHz schedule for September 11, etc.
1800-1900 on  9670*ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Fri From the Isle of Music &
1900-2000 on  9670*ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Fri Uncle Bill's Melting Pot

*1800-1857 on 9670 BEI 500 kW / 288 deg to WeAs Persian China Radio Int. CO-CHANNEL!
*from 1800 on 9675 RIY 500 kW / 340 deg to N/ME Turkish Radio Saudi Int. STRONG QRM!

--

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

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

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

Radio Mi Amigo International extra 3985 khz frequency

In accordance with its website, Radio Mi Amigo will add the 3985 kHz frequency from 22 to 31 August:
 
"After successful Test Transmissions 3985 kHz
Extra frequency 3985 kHz deployed for Blankenberge in August
 
This vintage 1959 transmitter, which has been restored to its original condition, will be interred for 10 days during the 'Offshore Days' event, which will be held from 22 to 31 August in the Mi Amigo International pavilion / studio in Blankenberge.

Naturally, our regular transmitter on 6085 kHz (49m band) remains in the air simultaniously

The 3985 kHz frequency in the 75m band usually gives excellent reception throughout Europe during the day.


The Rhode & Schwarz SK080 transmitter in Kall, during the first Mi Amigo test at 3985 kHz earlier this week

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

New August 7 Test tx times for FTIOM & UBMP

The August 7 test transmission times for From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot on 9670 kHz, the new frequency on Channel 292, have been changed to

From the Isle of Music:  1600-1700 UTC
Uncle Bill's Melting Pot 1700-1800 UTC

Reception reports will be appreciated.  There will be additional tests throughout August, possibly at different times depending upon the results of the first test.

Bill Tilford

Wolfgang Bueschel: Encore on 9670 today

GERMANY   At 10.19 UT on Aug 2 English spoken program on 9670 kHz channel, played some Mexican (Spanish) song.

9670.010 kHz measured on various Perseus SDR rx units. practical NIL signal at Corfu Greece, S=2 under threshold.

S=9 -73dBm in Steiermark Austria. Slovene/Hungarian border region.
S=3 -112dBm in Rome Italy.
S=8-9 -77dBm on Riviera Genua - Monte Carlo.
S=8-9 -76dBm Belgium / Holland border.
S=5-6 -86dBm Liverpool England.
-- -106dBm in Luebbecke Westphalia, ? unsuitable amateur radio antenna ?
S=9+5dB -72dBm Warsaw Poland.
S=7-8 -87dBm in central Sweden
S=7-8 -88dBm in eastern Finland.

73 wb df5sx

BUZON DE RADIO JAPON Y NOTICIERO DIEXISTA 02 de Agosto 2020

BUZON DE RADIO JAPON Y NOTICIERO DIEXISTA

02 de Agosto 2020

Bienvenidos al programa semanal de NHK Radio Japón “BUZÓN DE RADIO JAPÓN”, un programa realizado por David Taranco y Esther Molina.

Es un espacio de encuentro entre los oyentes, y Radio Japón. Presentamos y comentamos algunas de sus cartas e informes de recepción que llegan a nuestra redacción desde distintas partes del mundo. Al mismo tiempo, les contamos las novedades más destacadas de Japón.

Sitio Web de la Emisora:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/es/

Buzón de Radio Japón:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/es/radio/listener/

Horarios y frecuencias de transmisión en español:
04:00-04:30 UTC para América del Sur por 6.195 kHz
04:00-04:30 UTC para América Central por 5.985 kHz
09:30-10:00 UTC para América del Sur por 6.195 kHz

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