giovedì 15 novembre 2018

Agenda DX 15/11/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Difusora Independencia, Argentina 590 Khz (1937)
Radio Concepciòn, Paraguay 1380 Khz (1963)
Brunel Classic Gold, Gran Bretagna 1260 Khz (1988)
BBC Radio Sheffield 1035 Khz (1967)
Radio Huallay, Perù 6140 Khz (1979)
Radio Tachira, Venezuela 4830 Khz (1935)
Radio Rio Mar, Brasile 9595 Khz (1934)
Radio Granaderos Puntados, Argentina (1942)
Radio Nacional Santa Fè, Argentina 540 Khz (1967)

mercoledì 14 novembre 2018

FRCN takes over Radio Biafra

Three years after the Nigerian security apparatus coordinated by the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Babagana Monguno successfully shut down all the broadcast frequencies of Radio Biafra operated by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) the federal government has deployed four of the shortwave bands for the use of Radio Nigeria, Hausa service, Kaduna, which went off air over 30 years ago. The radio station returned to the airwave two weeks ago after the NSA office released four broadcast frequencies harvested from IPOB” for the use of the federal government owned radio station, which now broadcasts in Hausa language 12 hours daily. The four shortwave bands include 7315khz on 41 meter band, 13840khz on 22 meter band, 17525khz on 16 meter band and 7235khz on 41 meter band.

A highly placed source in the nation’s security circle told Saturday Sun that other broadcast frequencies seized from Radio Biafra will soon be allocated for the use of Radio Nigeria stations in Bayelsa, Enugu, and Ibadan. “The harvesting and shutting down of Radio Biafra broadcast bands were made possible after our security system penetrated IPOB foreign partners and network in October 2015 following cred- ible intelligence on the modus operandi of operators of Radio Biafra. Having achieved that feat, the government feels the same technical backbone can be deployed for the use of a national goal. This explains why IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu can only address his people now through Facebook,” the source added.

A top official in the Federal Ministry of Information and another at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) headquarters in Abuja who confirmed the development yesterday however said they only knew that the broadcast bands were released for the use of Radio Nigeria by the NSA’s office but could not say whether they were seized from IPOB.

In a reaction to the development, IPOB detailed how the federal government made frantic efforts to frustrate its broadcast stations. “It is on record that Nigerian government and her agency Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation tried all they could to stop Radio Biafra from broadcasting from London but failed. They went as far as putting pressure on the British government to close out studios in London, that too failed. They purchased Satlink an Israeli company that provided us satellite services. They did this through a company in the United States. As soon as the company assumed control of Satlink, they terminated our contract. We moved to another supplier and have been with this supplier for five years now. One important thing to understand is this, the federal government of Nigeria never successfully shut down any Radio Biafra frequency since inception.

“That is a fact. They repeatedly tried and repeatedly failed because Almighty Elohim Chukwu Okike Abiama is in control of IPOB and its activities. “Our contract expired with our service providers and we stopped the service hence any changes in frequency. We are not aware that Nigerian government moved their beloved Hausa Service to the frequency once occupied by Radio Biafra. Hausa Fulani radio service is meant for Hausa Fulani not Biafra.

“We have our own Radio Nigeria Hausa Service run by Radio Biafra. Biafra radio and television services have come to stay which this Nigerian Government headed by the Fulani caliphate cabal cannot stop. Anybody thinking of stopping Radio Biafra and Biafra Television is hallucinating. Our media platforms must continue to disseminate undiluted and accurate information to the people of Biafra and Nigeria until the end of time. Biafra freedom is important and sacrosanct to the people of Biafra especially IPOB members worldwide, therefore we are fully determined to fund the running of Radio Biafra and Biafra television till Biafra sovereignty is restored,” the response signed by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful stated.

This Sunday marks the 90th Anniversary of The Happy Station Show

For the 90th Anniversary we won’t just be revisiting old programs, but we will also be listening to some of the major events that have taken place since the program began with Eddie Startz on November 18th 1928.

The Happy Station Show is the world's oldest international radio programme still being broadcast, having originated in 1928 on shortwave radio, and the second oldest radio show still on the air behind only the Grand Ole Opry which began three years earlier. Happy Station's run has been interrupted twice - from 1940 until 1946 due to World War II and again from 1995 when it was cancelled until its revival in 2009 (on PCJ Radio International). 

EU Parliament backs digital radio in cars

Today, the European Parliament in its Plenary session voted to adopt the new European Electronic Communications Code. This Directive will require all new car radios in the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio. This requirement is in addition to any FM or AM functionality which manufacturers may wish to include.

The Code also gives Member States the freedom to introduce measures requiring consumer radios to be able to receive digital transmissions.
Having been approved by the Parliament, the next steps for the Directive are: first, formal approval by the Council and, second, publication in the Official Journal of the European Union – at which point the Directive enters into force. These steps are expected to be completed in early 2019, after which, these rules will need to be transposed within two years into national legislation and all new car radios for sale or rent within the EU will need to comply with the Directive.
The Code will ensure that car drivers have access to the benefits of digital terrestrial radio (e.g. DAB / DAB+) wherever in the EU they have bought their new car. Increased choice, more consistent audio quality and enhanced data services will be delivered to millions of drivers across the European Union.
The Directive also formalises EU consent for Member States introducing rules which require consumer receivers to be able to receive digital transmissions. This is consistent with a law already introduced in Italy requiring all new radios to have digital capability from 1 January 2020. France is expected to trigger a similar law once DAB+ coverage exceeds 20% of the population – likely to be by the end of this year. Several other EU markets are currently considering similar initiatives, which would help accelerate the uptake of digital radio and, through economies of scale, are likely to lead to lower prices for entry level DAB digital radios.
The first countries in Europe are switching off FM (Norway in 2017, Switzerland between 2020 and 2024) and a number of EU Member States are considering similar plans. As a result of this Directive, motorists driving through countries without FM will be able to rely on digital terrestrial radio to receive free-to-air traffic information services. A significant, additional benefit is that DAB+ is reliable in times of emergencies – regardless of how many users are trying to receive information via their radio. Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB, said:
Any car radio receiver integrated in a new vehicle of category M which is made available on the market for sale or rent in the Union from … [two years after the date of entry into force of this Directive] shall comprise a receiver capable of receiving and reproducing at least radio services provided via digital terrestrial radio broadcasting. Receivers which are in accordance with harmonised standards the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union or with parts thereof shall be considered to comply with that requirement covered by those standards or parts thereof.
“The inclusion of digital terrestrial radio in the European Electronic Communications Code is a critical milestone for digital radio in Europe. It is clear evidence that DAB+ is seen, at a pan-European level, as the core future platform for radio. The Code will provide a strong impulse to the adoption of DAB+ in cars across the EU – and will apply equally to Member States with established DAB markets and those in the earlier stages of development. For consumer devices, this Directive provides a green light to any Member State considering requiring receivers to have digital capability.” Editors Notes The full text of the European Electronic Communications Code can be found here. The relevant sections of the Code are: Article 113, Annex XI: Article 113 Member States may adopt measures to ensure the interoperability of other consumer radio receivers, while limiting the impact on the market for low-value radio broadcast receivers and ensuring that such measures are not applied to products where a radio receiver is purely ancillary, such as smartphones, and to equipment used by radio amateurs. -ENDS-
@WorldDAB
https://www.worlddab.org/news/10496/eu-parliament-backs-digital-radio-in-cars About WorldDAB WorldDAB is the global industry association responsible for defining and promoting DAB digital radio. By bringing together radio industry professionals, WorldDAB provides knowledge and expertise that helps countries successfully adopt and implement broadcast digital radio. Our 1250+ experts from 100+ member organisations cover 30 countries across the globe and include public and commercial broadcasters, regulators, network providers and manufacturers of receivers, chips, professional equipment and automobiles. Together, we are shaping the future of radio, delivering advice and tailored solutions on all aspects of the switch from analogue to digital. Press contact: Aris Erdogdu WorldDAB +44 20 7010 0743
aris.erdogdu@worlddab.org

Top 10 DX of the Year rules

Contest rules


The date of the contest:
from 1 December 2018 (Saturday) 00:00 UTC to 31 December 2018 (Monday) 24:00 UTC


- The contest is open for all shortwave listeners. It is not obligatory to be a club member.

- The contest is free of charge and all costs are covered by TOP DX RADIOCLUB.


- The task of the contest:
Reception of 10 BROADCAST stations from 10 optional , DIFFERENT countries during the contest (according to the official DXCC list**).



- The aim of the contest:
Award of the best DX'er who really succeeded in receiving the year's TOP 10 DX: it means that it received the smallest power station possible from the longest distance possible.


- It is not obligatory to register in advance. On the other hand, it would help the organizers if you sent an email with your name and 6-character Maidenhead QTH locator code*. If you don't wish to do that it is enough to provide your data in the contest log. All personal data and email addresses are handled with care by TOP DX RADIOCLUB and they are never given to a third party. We also hate spammers. The data are used to inform the contestants in connection with the contest and the evaluation of the results.


- The rules of the contest:
Reception of 10 BROADCAST stations from 10 DIFFERENT countries. Excluding: unofficial, meteorological, DRM or other digital, military, spy, pirate, time etalon, amateur contacts and other technical receptions. It is strictly prohibited to use web SDR, internet radio and other remote controlled equipment. The receiver antenna has to be attached to the radio physically and directly. One country can appear in the log only once. The enabled frequency range: from 2300 kHz to 30000 kHz. The contest referees and organizesr cannot take part in the contest.



- The obligatory content of the log:
Date (day, month, year), 
Time (UTC), 
Frequency (in kHz), 
The ID name of the station, 
Country (where the transmitter can be found), 
ITU, 
The language of the broadcast, 
SINPO, 
The geographical location (city) of the transmitter site, 
The details of the broadcast (general description without specific details cannot be accepted) 
The judges may ask for additional data from the contestants (eg. the power of the transmitter)



- The obligatory content of the log's annex: 
The name of the contestant, 
Address (where the certificate can be posted) 
Geographical location where he/she has participated from (according to the 6-character Maidenhead QTH locator)* 
The type of the receiver(s), 
The type of the antenna(s).



- The format of the log: 
The logs have to be sent electronically to topdx.radioclub(at)gmail(dot)com in doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, txt, or cabrillo format. We accept logs in English language and Hungarian language. All contestants get an email of confirmation after receiving the log in 24 hours.



- The deadline of receiving the logs:
5 January 2019 (Saturday) 24:00 UTC

All contestants decline by sending the logs that all data in the log are true and correct, all of the receiving were done by himself/herself within the given time range from the provided place according to the QTH locator and the adherence of the rules.

- Announcement of results: Before 31 January 2019.


- Scoring: 
The distance between the contestant's QTH locator and the transmitting tower's QTH locator divided by the power of the transmitter. 
The distance between QTH is dimensioned in kilometers and measured in short path. The transmitter power is dimensioned in kilowatts. Only official data are considered given by WRTH (World Radio TV Handbook - www.wrth.com). If more powers belong to a certain transmitter the higher power is considered in case the official homepage of the station announces something different. Unofficial but quite accurate TX power informations can be found on www.short-wave.info and www.shortwaveschedule.com.


For example: 
The geographical location of the contestant: France, Paris, Rue Parrot 2. in this case the QTH locator is JN18EU* 
The received station: Voice of America, from the city of Iranawila CLN. The QTH locator of the transmitter: MJ97VM In this case the distance between the two QTH locators: 8459,38 km. For the calculation the following program is used: NØUK's Maidenhead Grid Distance & Bearing Calculator **** 
The power of the transmitter: 250 kW
Score: 8459,38 / 250 = 33,84 points (rounded to 2 decimals) According to the information above it can be clearly seen that more points are given if the station is far from the contestant AND the transmitter power is low. 
Therefor if someone can receive broadcast from a station of 10 kilowatts from the distance of 12000 km it worth 1200 points. 
The final points are made up by the sum of the 10 receiving. 
The contestant with the highest points wins the contest.



- Awarding: 
The contest has no monetary prize. The winner gets an elegantly designed, unique trophy addressed to his/her name. All contestants are posted a certificate according to result in the ranking.

In case of any questions about the rules, the parameters of the transmitter or anyting else in connection with the competition, send us an e-mail and we try to respond asap. This opportunity is open before and during the comeptition.
The organizers wish good luck and outstanding DXs to all contestants.


*: The QTH locator can be easily found here: LINK
** The list of DXCC can be found here (Excel file, countries in alphabetical order): LINK
***: Sample log can be downloaded from here (Excel): LINK
****: The NØUK's Maidenhead Grid Distance & Bearing Calculator can be find N0UK's website: https://www.chris.org/cgi-bin/finddis LINK

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2018 Nov 12 0247 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
05 - 11 November 2018

Solar activity was at very low levels. The solar disk remained
spotless. However, spots emerged late on 11 Nov near N05E13, but
remained unnumered. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
moderate to high levels on 05-09 Nov, normal to moderate levels on
10 Nov and normal to high levels on 11 Nov.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to G2 (Moderate) storm
levels during the period due to a pair of recurrent CH HSSs. The
solar wind enviroment was enhanced on 05 Nov due to a positive
polarity CH HSS. Wind speeds peaked at 610 km/s at 05/0506 UTC and
the Bz component saw a maximum deflection of -8 nT at 05/0406 UTC.
During this timeframe, unsettled to G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic
conditions were observed. 06 Nov began a downward trend to a more
nominal solar wind regime as CH HSS influence waned. Wind speeds
decreased to a low of 400 km/s at 07/0611 UTC. Quiet to isolated
active conditions were observed from 06-08 Nov. Mostly nominal
conditions continued until early on 09 Nov with arrival of a
SSBC/CIR ahead of a negative polarity CH HSS. Density reached a
maximum of 18.17 particles per cubic cm at 09/1530 ahead of the CIR.
Total field reached a maximum of 14 nT at 10/0600 UTC and the Bz
component reached a maximum deflection of -8 nT at 10/0821 UTC. The
negative polarity CH HSS arrived early on 10 Nov with wind speeds
just over 600 km/s, which continued to be geoeffective through 11
Nov. Field conditions were at quiet to isolated active levels from
09-11 Nov.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
12 November - 08 December 2018

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels through the
forecast period (12 Nov-08 Dec).

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to be at high levels 12 Nov-16 Nov due to CH HSS influence.
An extened period of normal levels is expected 18 Nov-01 Dec due to
nominal solar wind environment conditions. Mostly high levels are
likely 02-08 Dec with the return of a pair of recurrent CH HSSs.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be slightly enhanced 12
Nov-14 Nov, with a chance for isolated active levels possible, due
to a geoeffection, negative polarity CH HSS. Quiet to unsettled
conditons are expected 15 Nov-30 Nov under a nominal solar wind
regime. Unsettled conditions are likely 01 Dec-08 Dec, with a chance
of a few active periods, due to a pair of recurrent CH HSSs.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2018 Nov 12 0247 UTC
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2018-11-12
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2018 Nov 12      70          12          3
2018 Nov 13      70          10          3
2018 Nov 14      70           8          3
2018 Nov 15      70           5          2
2018 Nov 16      70           5          2
2018 Nov 17      70           5          2
2018 Nov 18      70           5          2
2018 Nov 19      69           5          2
2018 Nov 20      68           5          2
2018 Nov 21      68           5          2
2018 Nov 22      68           5          3
2018 Nov 23      68           5          2
2018 Nov 24      68           5          2
2018 Nov 25      68           5          2
2018 Nov 26      68           5          2
2018 Nov 27      68           5          2
2018 Nov 28      68           5          2
2018 Nov 29      68           5          2
2018 Nov 30      68           5          2
2018 Dec 01      68          15          4
2018 Dec 02      68          30          5
2018 Dec 03      69          10          3
2018 Dec 04      69          10          3
2018 Dec 05      70           8          3
2018 Dec 06      69           8          3
2018 Dec 07      69          12          3
2018 Dec 08      70          12          3
(SWPC via WORLD OF RADIO 1956, DXLD)

VOA Begins Broadcasting in Lingala language

Voice of America’s Africa division launched newscasts in Lingala on November 12, 2018, bringing to 46 the total number of languages in which the agency broadcasts around the world. Lingala is spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as parts of Central Africa Republic and Angola.

For 64 million people who speak Lingala, VOA will be the first international broadcaster to reach them in their own language. Lingala is understood by 80 percent of the DRC population, twice the number of people who understand French.

The new broadcasts will be added to the French to Africa language service offerings and will include 15 minutes of radio content (Monday through Friday) focusing on news from Africa division reporting and from Lingala reporters on the ground, as well as on public health-related issues like Ebola and HIV/AIDS.

The launch of the Lingala broadcasts is designed to boost efforts to promote democracy, transparency, and the rule of law ahead of December presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

About Voice of America [boilerplate] 

VOA reaches a weekly global audience of 237 million people in more than 40 languages in nearly 100 countries. VOA programs are delivered on multiple platforms, including radio, television, web and mobile via a network of more than 2,200 media outlets worldwide. VOA’s seasoned journalists are experts on topics trending in the United States and around the world. The Voice of America is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media, an independent federal agency (VOA PR via Hansjoerg Biener, Nov 13, DXLD)

WTFK, and time(s)?? Not exactly. Searching EiBi schedules finds *one* LINgala broadcast already. In its heydey, didn`t R. Moscow have Lingala? And how about Belgium? Why not CRI today?

9940          1905-1935       SWZ Trans World Radio        LIN COD
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Agenda DX 14/11/2018

EMITTENTI RADIOFONICHE
Radio Tay, Perth, Gran Bretagna 1161 Khz (1980)
Radio Fortin Yunca, Argentina 1410 Khz (1973)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Compleanno di Re Hussein in Giordania

martedì 13 novembre 2018

SWLDXBulgaria News, Nov.13

BAHRAIN   Weak signal of Radio Bahrain on Nov.13
from 0654 on  9745 ABH 010 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic CUSB
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/weak-signal-of-radio-bahrain-on-nov13.html

BANGLADESH   Very good signal of Bangladesh Betar, Nov.13
1315-1345 on  9455 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Nepali
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/very-good-signal-of-bangladesh-betar.html

BRASIL   Fair signal of ZYE890 Radio Voz Missionaria, Nov.13
from 0605 on  9664.7 CAB 010 kW / 030 deg to BRA  Portuguese
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/fair-signal-of-zye890-radio-voz.html

CHINA vs GUAM(non)   China Radio Int vs Living Water Ministry Broadcasting, Nov.13
1500-1657 on  5905 KAS 100 kW / non-dir to CeAs Russian China Radio International
1530-1630 on  5905 TWR 250 kW / 320 deg to NEAs Korean Living Water Ministry BC
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/china-radio-int-vs-living-water.html

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9550 kHz on Nov.13
1030-1035 on  9550 unknown tx / unknown to ????, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-mystery-egyptian-music_50.html

ESWATINI   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa in 25mb, Nov.13:
1500-1530 on 11780 MAN 100 kW / 031 deg to EaAf Somali, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_13.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Nauen on Nov.13
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_13.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Nov.13:
0751&0756 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#03
*Arabic/Serbian nx & the transmitter switches off at 0800UT
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_13.html

MADAGASCAR(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via Talata, Nov.13:
1430-1500 on 15720 MDC 250 kW / 035 deg to SoAs Hindi, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-nhk-world-radio-japan-via.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 41/25mb, Nov.13:
0730-0736 on  7410 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB/AM, good
0800-0806 on 11945 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB/AM, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in.html

PALAU   Very good signal of WHRI T8WH Angel 3 & T8WH Angel 5, Nov.13
0900-1200 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Daily Angel 3
1200-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Daily Angel 5
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/very-good-signal-of-whri-t8wh-angel-3.html

SRI LANKA   Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in 25mb on Nov.13:
1630-1830 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala, very good
1701-1802 on 11835 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Tamil, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_24.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Good signal of Voice of Tibet, Nov.13
1200-1230 on 11674 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1230-1235 on 11601 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1235-1300 on 11606 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1300-1305 on 11651 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1305-1330 on 11656 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/good-signal-of-voice-of-tibet-in-25mb.html

U.K.(non)   Deutsche Welle via BaBcoCk Meyerton on Nov.13:
0630-0700 on 15200 MEY 250 kW / 330 deg to WeAf Hausa, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-deutsche-welle-via-babcock.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

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Glenn Hauser logs November 13, 2018

** CUBA. 11950, Nov 13 at 1340, RHC S9+20 on new morning frequency now scheduled 12-14, 100 kW, 340 degrees from Bauta. Also continues used at 00-01 for breakaway `Mesa Redonda` TV simulcast, same parameters Mon-Thu per sked, meaning UT Tue-Fri?

13780, Nov 13 at 1351, RHC new frequency is on, but off at 1510 check; sked 12-15.

13700, Nov 13 at 1351, this RHC is not on yet, but is on at 1510, along with the spur parasites I measured yesterday plus & minus 28+ kHz. This one is sked 14-16, so the two 22m channels are not wrong today except for the spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 4869.904, Nov 13 at 1333, JBA carrier, maybe some music, again measured exactly here today. Also woke up earlier at 1155 to find no signals at all around 4870, when RRI Wamena, Indonesia could have been heard if reactivated. 

However, Australian DX News had a couple of October logs showing AIR Delhi (Kingsway) is now off-frequency to the minus side, rather than plus as it had been in 2017 when Wamena was active on the minus side. 

``4869.94 R. Sedaye Kashmir, Delhi (Kingsway). Lively Kashmiri songs at 1455, fair signal, 4/10. (Wagner). Indian Clandestine broadcast to Pakistan in Dogri via AIR Delhi 1500-1530. Weak signal, 20/10 (Shepherd)`` 

Current sked per Aoki/NDXC has Kingsway 100 kW ND in Nepali at 1330-1430, and same for 1430-1530 Voice of Kashmir. However, I`ve measured my signal twice at 4869.904, not 4869.94 as they reported, so it`s still possible these are two different stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.022, Nov 13 at 1330, VOT English VP but almost on-frequency today rather than 700 Hz above. Also close-in are 15350 Turkish before 1400 and 11815 after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Nov 13 at 1512, K6FRC beacon is JBA vs CODAR. In Patterson CA, not burnt up. Patterson is between Modesto and San José near I-5. Doing better than 17775 KVOH which is a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my attempt to confirm new time of AWR Wavescan on 17775, KVOH, Ray Robinson replied Nov 11 to the WOR iog:

``Hi, Glenn and all. There was a power outage at the KVOH transmitter site on Saturday [Nov 10], related to the nearby SoCal fires. English on Saturdays is now scheduled 1600-2000, with Wavescan 1600-1630. I've just returned from Israel and am fighting off a bout of flu. The website schedules for both KVOH and the Voice of Hope - Middle East will be updated soon. 
http://www.voiceofhope.com/schedule/kvoh_program_grid.pdf
English on that station is now 2000-2200 UT on Fridays (1287 kHz). Voice of Hope - Africa remains unchanged - no seasonal adjustments.Ray Robinson, Voice of Hope World Radio Network, Americas/Africa/Middle East`` (Glenn Hauser, Nov 13, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15039.10-USB, Nov 13 at 1345-1349+, 2-way in colloquial Spanish --- this is no plane pilot; at least I hope not. Axually it`s a 1-way monolog, sounds borracho, mentions vino, pesca, 50 kilos, and puta several times as an interjexion, even puta-madre. INTRUDER into the off-route aero band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1705 UT November 13

Media & Tech - 13/11/2018

W4HM Daily HF & MF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-318

>>>>>Just an FYI! I have begun producing a daily (MF) medium frequency radio
>>>>>wave propagation forecast in unison with the HF one. The MF forecast
>>>>>follows the HF forecast.<<<<<

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

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

It’s the only daily global HF/MF 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 aforementioned disciplines. In
terrestrial weather forecasting I have 45 years of experience and in solar,
space and geomagnetic weather forecasting 34 years.

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

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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.<<<<<

#318 Issued Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 1545 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

Solar activity was low.

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were

68.1 68.2 67.9.

There had been 19 consecutive days with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index
number (SFI) below 70.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 15.

There had been 2 consecutive days with an official daily sunspot number
(SSN) above 0.

In 2018 there had been 190 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

There had been one sunspot group numbered 12726 located near N06W09 with a
relatively simple beta magnetic signature capable of releasing a very small
B class solar flare and an isolated small C class solar flare.

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

2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2.

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

15 & 3,

which had been at an unsettled to quiet geomagnetic condition.

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

-21 & -8 nT.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed was 648 & 539 km/s.

Global Daily HF/MF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF/MF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Nov 13, 2018- improvement.

HF/MF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Nov 14, 2018- steady.

HF/MF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Nov 15, 2018- steady.

Northern Hemisphere HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

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 in the fall/spring equinox type of HF radio wave propagation
conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly
balanced across the equator during the fall and spring equinox.

Southern Hemisphere HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

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 in the fall/spring equinox type of HF radio wave propagation
conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly
balanced across the equator during the fall and spring equinox.

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

FORECASTED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH-
-East <-> West To 1100 Mi /1800 km     S9
*North <-> South To 1100 Mi /1800 km    S7-9
+South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km    S5-7

FORECASTED SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SHORT PATH-
-East <-> West To 1100 Mi / 1800 km    S9
*South <-> North To 1100 Mi /1800 km    S7-9
+North <-> South To 1100 Mi / 1800 km    S5-7

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

High Latitude    S4-6
Mid Latitude    S4-6
Low latitude    S5-7

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

High Latitude    S4-6
Mid Latitude    S7-9
Low latitude    S5-7

Medium frequency (300-3000 kHz) radio wave propagation conditions are
impacted in a negative manner not by variations in the maximum usable
frequency (MUF) along a particular propagation path and time but rather due
to energetic electron flux levels at energies greater than 2 MeV (2+1),
geomagnetic disturbances (Kp-3-4) and geomagnetic storms (Kp-5 & >) that
increase signal absorption via the E layer (the general altitude of the
radio aurora). Also increases in the lowest usable frequency (LUF) via D
layer signal absorption due to elevated background solar flux levels greater
than A0, proton flux levels at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0), hard
x-rays and galactic cosmic rays.

There is also the issue of magneto ionic power coupling. Antenna
polarization plays a large role in the success of a long haul MF DX contact.
As a MF RF signal traverses Earth's magnetic lines of force in a
perpendicular manner on high and mid latitude paths say between W3 land and
SM, higher angle horizontally polarized signals are more readily absorbed
than lower angle vertically polarized signals. On other propagation paths on
the globe opposite results can be found, i.e., horizontally polarized
signals suffer less absorption on a propagation path between VK6 and W6 or
S9 and W4.
The simplest way to look at medium frequencies with respect to radio wave
propagation conditions is to accept the fact that propagation is poor the
majority of the time, especially past approximately 1250 miles (one maximum
distance refraction off of the E layer), with occasional short-lived good
periods as far as 3200 miles.


THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL ON SOLAR SPACE,
GEOMAGNETIC WEATHER OBSERVING AND FORECASTING AS WELL AS GOINGS ON IN EARTH’S
IONOSPHERE.

This HF/MF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP HF/MF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it
beginning in the late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it 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.

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

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

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

However this daily HF/MF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF 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/MF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science and therefore also an art. The forecasts are not official but for
educational and hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error
and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

SWLDXBulgaria News, Nov.12

AUSTRIA   Very good signal of Oesterreichischer Rundfunk, Nov.12
0600-0720 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Mon-Fri
0600-0710 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Sat/Sun
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/very-good-signal-of-oesterreichischer.html

CUBA   Last minute two frequency & time changes of Radio Habana Cuba:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/last-minute-frequency-time-changes-of.html

EGYPT   Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9400 kHz, Nov.12
0900-0920 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-mystery-egyptian-music_13.html

EGYPT   Reception of Radio Cairo European Service, Nov.12:
1900-2000 on  9570.0 ABS 125 kW / 325 deg to WeEu German
2000-2115 on  9899.6 ABS 125 kW / 325 deg to WeEu French, but no signal at 2100UT
2115-2245 on  9899.6 ABS 125 kW / 325 deg to WeEu English, NO SIGNAL, tx is off!!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-radio-cairo-european.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Nigeria Kaduna via TDF Issoudun, Nov.12
0700-0900 on 13840 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, good
1100-1500 on 17690 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-radio-nigeria-kaduna-via.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of KBS World Radio via TDF Issoudun, Nov.12
2000-2100 on  5950 ISS 250 kW / 180 deg to NWAf French, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-kbs-world-radio-via-tdf.html

GERMANY(non)   Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun on Nov.12
1830-1900 on  9800 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/lutheran-world-federationvoice-of_13.html

GUAM   FEBC/FEBA Radio in Telugu & English via KTWR Asia, Nov.12
1315-1330 on 11580 TWR 200 kW / 290 deg to SoAs Telugu Mon/Tue
1315-1330 on 11580 TWR 200 kW / 290 deg to SoAs Malayalam
1315-1330 on 11580 TWR 200 kW / 290 deg to SoAs Kannada Sun
1330-1345 on 11580 TWR 200 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Mon
1330-1345 on 11580 TWR 200 kW / 290 deg to SoAs Tamil Tue/Wed
1330-1345 on 11580 TWR 200 kW / 290 deg to SoAs Kannada Thu-Sat
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/febcfeba-radio-in-telugu-english-via.html

INDIA   Reception of All India Radio in 31/25/19/16mb, Nov.12
1135-1140 on  9620 ALG 250 kW / 282 deg to SoAs English, fair
1135-1140 on 11560 DEL 250 kW / 304 deg to SoAs English, poor
1145-1315 on 15030 BGL 500 kW / 060 deg to EaAs Chinese, good
1145-1315 on 17705 BGL 500 kW / 038 deg to EaAs Chinese, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-all-india-radio-in.html

KOREA SOUTH   Reception of KBS World Radio via Kimjae, Nov.12
2200-2300 on 11810 KIM 250 kW / 304 deg to WeEu English, good
2300-2400 on 11810 KIM 250 kW / 081 deg to SoAm Korean, fair.
* co-ch same 11810 BEI 100 kW / 015 deg to EaAs Mongolian CNR-8
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-kbs-world-radio-via-kimjae.html

NUMBERS STATION   Weak/fair signal of HM01 Cuban Spy in 10MHz on Nov.12
2155-2250 on 10715 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/weakfair-signal-of-hm01-cuban-spy-in_13.html

SRI LANKA   Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation SLBC in 31mb on Nov.12:
1115-1200 on  9720 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Hindi Daily, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_13.html

SUDAN(non)   Reception of FPU Radio Tamazuj and Radio Dabanga on Nov.12
Radio Tamazuj
1500-1530 on 11705 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, very good
1500-1530 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, very good
Radio Dabanga
1530-1600 on 15350 MEY 250 kW / 005 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, fair/good
1530-1600 on 15550 ISS 250 kW / 134 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-fpu-radio-tamazuj-and.html

TAIWAN(non)   Suab Xaa Moo Zoo Voice of Hope via Tamshui on Nov.12
2230-2300 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong, good signal
1130-1200 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs is deleted in B-18
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-suab-xaa-moo-zoo-voice-of.html

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey on odd frequencies 11925.7/11955.7/7245.7 on Nov.12:
0700-0955 on 11925.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Turkish, instead of 11915.0
1000-1055 on 11955.7 EMR 500 kW / 180 deg to NEAf Arabic,  instead of 11955.0
1200-1225 on  7245.7 EMR 250 kW / 300 deg to SEEu Bulgarian, instead of 7245:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/voice-of-turkey-on-odd-frequencies_13.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sr68iJCgBI&feature=youtu.be

U.K.(non)   Radio Ndarason International via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Nov.12:
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/radio-ndarason-international-via.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of KBS World Radio via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Nov.12:
2000-2200 on  3955 WOF 250 kW / 114 deg to WeEu German/French, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-kbs-world-radio-via.html

USA   WRNO Worldwide Radio in English/Chinese on Nov.12
till 0600 on  7505 RNO 050 kW / 020 deg to ENAm Chinese
from 0600 on  7505 RNO 050 kW / 020 deg to ENAm English
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/weak-signal-of-wrno-worldwide-radio-in.html

USA   Brother Stair via World Wide Christian Radio WWCR-3, Nov.12
1500-2000 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Mon-Fri
1300-2000 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Sat
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/brother-stair-via-world-wide-christian.html

USA(non)   Reception of VOA Learning English via Udorn Thani/Tinang, Nov.12
1130-1200 on 12125 UDO 250 kW / 304 deg to SEAs Learning English, fair/good
1130-1200 on 15715 UDO 250 kW / 300 deg to SEAs Learning English, very good
1130-1200 on 17790 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SEAs Learning English, weak/fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-voa-learning-english-via.html


--

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

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

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

Ascolti dalla Sicilia

Serata di buoni ascolti quella del 12 novembre: alle 2230 UTC ho ascoltato su 7780 kHz l’opening del programma in italiano di Radio Argentina al Mundo con annuncio in varie lingue (allegato), compreso l’italiano. In onda il programma con musica di Manu Chao (si scrive così?)

Alle 2245 su 7550 kHz con ottimo segnale ho ascoltato, in DRM, AIR da Bangalore anch’essa con annuncio (allegato con screenshot) in inglese.



Alle 2210 UTC su 1341 kHz ho ascoltato il parlato in spagnolo di una stazione (spagnola) non contemplata dai bollettini consultati: qualcuno ha idea di cosa fosse?

Condizioni di lavoro: ricevitore Kenwood TS440 e antenna Beverage che ha fatto davvero la differenza. QTH: Tortorici, provincia di Messina.
73 de Giovanni
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Radio Caroline Southampton support group meeting

The next meeting of the Radio Caroline Southampton Support group will take place on Wednesday 5th December from 7pm at the Netley Victoria Club, Netley near Southampton SO31 5DG. Special guests will be coming along including Albert and Georgina Hood. We will have the merchandise stall where you will be able to buy your Christmas presents. You could win a prize from the stall. There is a bar and everyone are welcome to join us for a £5 donation which includes a buffet. All proceeds will go towards the cost of work on board our Radio Ship, The Ross Revenge.

Glenn Hauser logs November 11-12-13, 2018

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Nov 12 at 1425 UT, ``No report received`` from Cold Lake, Edmonton, Winnipeg; at 1426 UT, Trenton Military timecheck as now ``1325``, then some successful aviation weather reports timedated 1400. Something`s always wrong at CHR. One can only hope their weather statistics, when they have any, are more accurate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 11 at 2056, RHC reactivated here for European service in French at 2030, Portuguese 2100, Arabic 2130-2200. Arnie`s sked shows 100 kW, 10 degrees from Bauta site, which is not really right toward Europe but up the east coast of North America. This and 15140 in English are the SSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 12 at 0022 check, RHC English on new frequency, first time heard, during `DXers Unlimited`. // 5040. Later on Nov 12, Wolfgang Bueschel got a revised B-18 sked, showing this transmission moved *two hours earlier*, which certainly makes sense for an audience in Africa: English at 22-23, after French & Portuguese at 21-22. And so confirmed English at 2257 check --- but also English again at 0029 check Nov 13, so maybe at both times temporarily for transition (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1956, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6180, Nov 12 at 0656, RHC English is here at S9+20 but JBM! This is the new CRI relay frequency I previously discovered, but supposed to be running only at 01-03. Now, RHC is missing from 6000, so maybe that`s the transmitter on 6180 by mistake? The rest of RHC English at 0656: 6060 loud and splattering, 6100 very weak, 6165 good at S9+10, 5040 off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, Nov 12 at 1510, another reactivated RHC Spanish frequency, S9+10/20, quite stronger than // 9535. Yet per Arnie`ssked, this is one of the weakest transmitters, only 50 kW, 110 degrees from Bejucal for Antillas, at 12-16 and 22-05. While 9535 is 100 kW, 230 degrees from Bejucal for Central America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13728.304, Nov 12 at 1517, weak music and talk spur // 13700 modulation, so is there a matching one 28.304 kHz on the opposite side? Yes! on 13671.696. Something`s always wrong at RHC, but this is different, not like the panoply of strong FM spurs all over the band which used to come out of 13700-AM. The lower one hets something weak on 13670 in French, i.e. CRI via ALBANIA to W Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1956, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 5950, Nov 12 at 0655, RFI English is still here on WRMI from WRN, but RFI will stop producing English in the mornings from Nov 18, as Mike Cooper heard them announce, apparently leaving only the 1400 broadcast; what then to be heard at 0600? And, after am Ian ID at 0659, Nov 12 at 0700, 5950 goes into RFI Spanish, definitely not Portuguese as on the WRMI skedgrid when last checked; as I write it doesn`t want to load, maybe down for editing. Before 0700 WRMI is presumably getting RFI from WRN, but not after 0700 replacing WRN feed which is DW in English as previously heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 9689.9, Nov 11 at 2052, VON is back on here causing LAH to SPAIN 9690.0, unlike hetlessness yesterday, until VON goes off at 2101:45* clearing REE for its silly ballgame coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 11815.0, Nov 12 at 1409, TRT Turkish on-frequency today, only a SAH apart from Japan which is slightly weaker. OTOH,

12035.7, Nov 12 at 1414, TRT English is the one way off-frequency, poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1955 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: 
``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265CUSB, Nov 11
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair/good``

Also confirmed here: Sunday November 11 at 2142 the 2130 on WRMI 7780, poor S7-S9. 

Also confirmed Sun Nov 11 at 2230 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10 and no jamming. 

Also confirmed UT Monday November 12 at 0230 on WRMI 5950, S9+10 and undermodulated, lite pulse jamming since WRMI had Radio Martí on there for a while; then it was WRN with WOR, now it`s not via WRN, but WRMI itself and also on NEW // 9395, both of which are now carrying Radio Tirana, Albania in English the other six nights of the week, if they can get their program to WRMI.

WOR 1955 also confirmed on Area 51 webcast just as it finishes at 0429 UT Monday Nov 12, while WBCQ 5130v had been inaudible; 9955 WRMI before 0430 is poor with music, but after 0430 WOR confirmed on its webcast (which BTW now continues at 0500 with Israel Radio via WRN, which should also still be on SW WRMI 5950: 0527 plugging the Kan/Reqa app.)

WORLD OF RADIO 1956 contents: Anguilla, Argentina non, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Cuba, East Turkistan, Eritrea and non, France and non, India or Indonesia, Iran, Korea South, Kurdistan non, México, Netherlands non, Nigeria non, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Perú, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sudan, USA; and the propagation outlook.

WOR 1956 ready for first airings UT Tuesday November 13: confirmed at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good; 

Also confirmed the 0200 UT Tuesday November 13 on WRMI audible on portable at 0220 on NEW 5010; not audible on 9955; nor is 9955 audible on R75 at 0233, just pulse jamming; and by now 5950 is carrying `Frecuencia al Día` from 0230. Both 5010 and 9955 are aimed SSEward --- 151 & 160 degrees resp., but MUF favors the new lower one now duplicating 9955 at 0100-0500. Next:

2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI   5950 to WNW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI   9955 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ   7490v to WSW
0729 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique 9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday  HLR    9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday  WRN    5950 via WRMI to WNW
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
1130 UT Sunday    HLR    7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE
2230 UT Sunday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI   5950 to WNW, NEW 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE, NEW 5010 to SSE

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12121.17-USB, Nov 12 at 1417, 2-way in colloquial Spanish with some CODAR QRM, but not the usual big RTTY around here. During QSO a 1420, an automatic Morse code ID(?) fires, like one hears on VHF repeaters! Not copied and not recorded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0638 UT November 13

Agenda DX 13/11/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Metropolis, Panama 1160 Khz (1994)
WJBY, Alabama 930 Khz (1963)
KAHI, Californina 950 Khz (1957)

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W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-317

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 aforementioned disciplines. In
terrestrial weather forecasting I have 45 years of experience and in solar,
space and geomagnetic weather forecasting 34 years.

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USA © 1988-2018.

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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<- <- <-

#317 Issued Monday November 12, 2018 at 1645 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

Solar activity was low.

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were

69.8 69.3 69.2.

There had been 18 consecutive days with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index
number (SFI) below 70.

(((((The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 11.)))))

There had been 1 newly emerged sunspot group numbered 12726 located near
N06E06 with a relatively simple beta magnetic signature capable of releasing
a very small B class solar flare.

There had been 25 consecutive days with an official daily sunspot number
(SSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 190 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

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

1 2 2 2 3 3 1 2.

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

17 & 5,

which had been at an active to quiet geomagnetic condition.

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

-28 & -4 nT.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed was 640 & 559 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Nov 12, 2018- improvement.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” on Nov 13, 2018- steady.

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

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

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 in the fall/spring equinox type of HF radio wave propagation
conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly
balanced across the equator during the fall and spring equinox.

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

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 in the fall/spring equinox type of HF radio wave propagation
conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly
balanced across the equator during the fall and spring equinox.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL ON SOLAR SPACE,
GEOMAGNETIC WEATHER OBSERVING AND FORECASTING AS WELL AS GOINGS ON IN EARTH’S
IONOSPHERE.

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, Nov.11

ALASKA    Winter B-18 frequency changes of KNLS The New Life Station:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-knls.html

AUSTRIA(non)   Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn & Channel 292 Rohrbach on Nov.11
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, very good signal
1000-1100 on  7440 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, fair/good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/radio-darc-via-orf-moosbrunn-channel.html

CUBA   Winter B-18 frequency changes of Radio Habana Cuba from Nov.11:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-radio.html

EGYPT   Reception of Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9550 kHz on Nov.11
0900-0910 on  9550 unknown tx / unknown to ????, good signal, but distorted
Winter B-18 frequency changes of Radio Cairo. All transmissions are
with reduced power from 250 kW to 100/125 kW & from 200 kW to 125 kW
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-mystery-egyptian-music_12.html

ESWATINI   Good signal of Trans World Radio Africa, Nov.11
from 1630 on 11660 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo
Winter B-18 schedule of Trans World Radio Africa:
1420-1450 NF  9585 MAN 050 kW / 005 deg to SoAf Lomwe/Portuguese/Makua, ex 7315
1500-1530 NF 11780 MAN 100 kW / 031 deg to EaAf Somali, ex 1630-1700 on 9940 KCH
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/good-signal-of-trans-world-radio-africa.html

FRANCE   Winter B-18 frequency changes of Radio France International:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-radio_12.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya via Issoudun, Nov.11
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun, weak/fair:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/radio-voice-of-independent-oromiya-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Adventist World Radio via MBR Nauen, Nov.11
1000-1100 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-via_12.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of IBC Radio via Channel 292 on 7440 kHz, Nov.11
1100-1200 on  7440 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu Italian Sun, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-ibc-radio-via-channel-292.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265CUSB, Nov.11
1131-1200 on  7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Pan American Broadcasting via MBR Nauen on Nov.11
1430-1445 on 11800 ISS 250 kW / 083 deg to SoAs English Sun, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-pan-american-broadcasting.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen, Nov.11
1830-1900 on  6145 NAU 125 kW / 230 deg to SoEu Spanish Sun, good signal:
0800-0830 on  7220 NAU 100 kW / 260 deg to WeEu English Sat/Sun-NO SIGNAL
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_51.html

GERMANY(non)   Winter B-18 shortwave schedule of Deutsche Welle:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-shortwave-schedule-of.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz on Nov.11
0820&0935 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#03
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-voice-of-greece-sunday.html

GUAM(non)   Winter B-18 frequency change of Living Water Ministry Broadcasting
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-change-of-living.html

INDIA   Winter B-18 frequency changes of All India Radio AIR:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-all.html

IRAN   Winter B-18 frequency changes of VIRI IRIB / PARS TODAY:
Cancelled from SW Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Kazakh & Uzbek
Extended programs in French, Hausa, Hebrew, Russian and Spanish
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-viri.html

JAPAN(non)   Winter B-18 frequency changes of Radio Japan NHK World
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-radio_60.html

KOREA SOUTH(non)   Winter B-18 frequency change of KBS World Radio:
1800-2100 on  9630 KIM 250 kW / 264 deg to SoAs English, x 14-17
2000-2100 NF  5910 DHA 250 kW / 285 deg to NEAf Arabic,  ex 9840
2300-2400 on 11810 KIM 250 kW / 304 deg to WeEu Korean, ex 02-03
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-change-of-kbs.html

MADAGASCAR   Winter B-18 frequency changes of WCB Madagascar World Voice
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-wcb.html

OMAN   No signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman on B-18 frequencies
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/no-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-on.html

PALAU   Winter B-18 frequency changes of WHRI T8WH Angel 4
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-whri.html

PHILIPPINES   Winter B-18 frequency change of FEBC Radio Teos
1500-1530 NF  9920 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Russian Daily, ex 11650
1530-1600 NF  9920 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Russian Mo-Sa, ex 11650
1530-1600 NF  9920 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Ukrainian Sun, ex 11650
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-change-of-febc.html

PHILIPPINES   Weak signal of Philippines Broadcasting Service on Nov.11
1730-1930 on  9925 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to N&ME Tagalog Radio Pilipinas
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-philippines-broadcasting.html

ROMANIA   Winter B-18 frequency changes of Radio Romania International:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-radio_27.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via RADIOCOM Săftica, Nov.11
1030-1300 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, fair signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via.html

SAUDI ARABIA   Changes of Republic of Yemen Radio & Radio Riyadh HQ:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-changes-of-republic-of.html

SECRETBROD(non)   Updated B-18 of Brother HySTAIRical via SPL Secretbrod
1300-1400 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English Sun-Fri
1405-1455 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English Daily
1700-1945 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Daily
1805-2000 on  6000 SCB 050 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English Mon-Fri
2005-0300 on  5900 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to ENAm English Daily
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/updated-b-18-of-brother-hystairical-via.html

SECRETLAND(non)   From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, Nov.11
1500-1504 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu open carrier/dead air
1504-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via-spl_12.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via SPL Secretbrod, Nov.11
1931-1945 on  5900 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Dardasha 7
1945-2000 on  9400 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to NoAf Arabic Dardasha 7
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_12.html

SOUTH AFRICA   South African Radio League Amateur Radio Today, Nov.11:
0800-0900 on 17760 MEY 250 kW / 019 deg to EaAf English Sun, weak/fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-south-african-radio-league.html

SOUTH AFRICA   B-18 frequency changes of Channel Africa & Radio Sonder Grense:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of.html

TAIWAN(non)   B-18 frequency changes of Radio Taiwan International
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of-radio_9.html

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey on very odd frequency 11815.7 kHz on Nov.11
1400-1655 on 11815.7 EMR 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Turkish, instead of 11815
Winter B-18 frequency change of TRT Voice of Turkey in Chinese:
1200-1255 NF 13630 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 15420
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/trt-voice-of-turkey-on-very-odd_12.html

U.K.(non)   Radio ERGO via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya, Nov.11
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/radio-ergo-via-babcock-al-dhabayya-nov11.html

U.K.(non)   Frequency change of Follow The Bible Ministries via Woofferton, Nov.11
1830-1858 NF  6180 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic Sun, ex 7425 to avoid BSKSA
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/frequency-change-of-follow-bible.html

USA(non)  Winter B-18 frequency changes of Adventist World Radio
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/winter-b-18-frequency-changes-of_12.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Reception of BVBroadcasting via Tashkent on Nov.11:
1130-1200 on 15640*TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to EaAs English Sun, good signal
* co-ch same 15640 KWT 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAs Pashto R.Free Afghanistan
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-via.html

VATICAN   Very good signal of Vatican Radio liturgy in Russian, Nov.11:
0930-1020 on 15595 SMG 250 kW / 040 deg to EaEu Russian 2nd and 4th Sun
0930-1020 on 17590 SMG 250 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Russian 2nd/4th Sun
Winter B-18 frequency changes of Vatican Radio:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/very-good-signal-of-vatican-radio.html

ZAMBIA(non)   No signal of Voice of Hope Africa on B-18 frequencies:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/11/no-signal-of-voice-of-hope-africa-on-b.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