martedì 19 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 18-19, 2019

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 18 at 2254, still no signal from CHU. Richard Langley, NB, explains the disconnect with NRC website status, Nov 18 at 1239: 

``Back home now and I, too, cannot get any signal on 7850 kHz. Got in touch with the NRC officer again and this is his reply this morning (18 November):

"It was back up on Thursday when I changed the web status. It failed again Thursday night and I am unable to change the web status from home. Sorry for the inconvenience."

And at 1746 UT Nov 18: ``The website has now been updated to indicate that 7850 kHz is down again. --Richard`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, Nov 18 at 0730, RHC English surprised to find here instead of 6165, and the only frequency still on at this late hour, S9-S8. Error? Last minute change? Experiment? 6165 was still on the delayed B-19 schedule that Arnie sent out. Something`s always wrong at RHC. IIRC last year he did something like this, then back to 6165.

At 0120 UT Nov 19, 6000 is on with undermodulated RHC English, but not yet 6165, or 6145. Still neither past 0200, but at 0212 recheck, now 6145 is on, not 6165; 6145 is also undermodulated, somewhat weaker signal than 6000, but 6145 is less distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7340, Nov 18 at 1455, RHC poor here on NF/RF like last winter mornings, ex-9640.

9640, Nov 18 at 2305, RHC still here in the tarde, but VP S3-S7, much weaker than before, must be change in parameters. Anyhow makes it less likely to splurge buzzfield.

11880, Nov 18 at 2250, second day of NF/RF for English to Africa hour, S9+10 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. As I reported before, IRRS 7290 was not to be heard via UTwente when the 19-20 UT broadcast was checked last week on Nov 12 and 15, but was again heard on Nov 16. Alfredo Cotroneo replies:

``Glenn, Hearing your program tonight, reporting that IRRS was off the air on Tue Nov 12, 2019. However, I have confirmation that our broadcasts on 7290 kHz were run according to schedule, at least in the last 10 days.

We have a very low SSN number and changing propagation conditions on a day-by-day basis. Should not rely only on Twente/SDR to monitor. Signal has been reported OK in the UK in the last few days, and very bad, weak, interfered by China on 7295 kHz or not existent at times on Twente. Pse see attachment for signal on 7290 in London on Tue Nov. 12, 2019, which was very strong with no signal [?? sic] on 7290 for the entire 1 hr broadcast from 19-20 UTC. China on 7295 was much lower and overcome by 7290.

I'll appreciate if you make a correction in the next WOR please regarding the fact that we were indeed on air and did not miss any broadcast on 7290. Best 73s. Alfredo Cotroneo`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 7275, Nov 18 at 2256, chime IS repeating alternating with announcements in Vietnamese including keywords ``phat-thanh``. Must be KBSWR about to start Viet hour; WRTH 2019 page 481 quotes full ID and explains the IS: ```Korean children`s song ``Dar-a Dar-a Balgeun Dar-a (Oh Bright Moon)`` played on a glockenspiel``` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Mon Nov 18 at 2300, REE English, Justin Coe introducing ``Concerto 1700`` playing some restored early music. Very nice, but forget about any current events (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 7496.0, Nov 18 at 2256, JBA carrier far enough away from WBCQ. Smax of Voice of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on typical split frequency. Latest Aoki is close, showing VOT at 2300-2305 & 2335-2400 on 7496. I assume the ChiCom still also jam these from `even` frequencies but nothing now on 7495 or 7500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday November 18 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, good S9+10, better than usual, but again this week not on // 9395 where the Xmas music show is running. 

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, also good S9+10, but not on // 9395 which we were hoping to restore; anyway the latter is JBA in some fill? music.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast; JBA at 0413 check on WBCQ 5130-; and by now 9330 is no longer to be heard altho duplicating 5130 earlier from 0200 with Johnny Lightning. John Carver says that cut off abruptly at 0316.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 18 at 0430 on WRMI webcast, while 9955 was VP vs pulse jamming at earlier 0413 check; but at 0457, WOR could be detected under the jamming.

Out and missed checking via UTwente, Monday Nov 18 circa 1900 on IRRS 7290 via Romania; did anyone hear it and whether WOR aired intact from 1902?

Also confirmed, UT Tuesday Nov 19 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, very poor
S6-S8; by 0120 better S9+10/S7. Next:
2200 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, UT Mon Nov 18 at 0200, WBCQ-6 has switched to simulcast Area 51 on 5130v, instead of 7490 for several preceding hours, i.e. `Johnny Lightning` following `Encore` at 0100 which followed `Le Show` from 0000. 

We hoped 9330 would still be running until at least 0430 thus including WORLD OF RADIO, but by 0400, nothing more to be heard on 9330. John Carver, mid-north Indiana, reports:

``Caught your message about 9330 late last evening. Tuned over and listened to John Lightning until about 0316 when 9330 just stopped in mid sentence. Went back to 5130 but did check 9330 over the next fifteen minutes or so and it didn't come back. 5130 went to hell during WOR from propagation so tuned over to 9955 [WRMI] and caught the entire WOR there in the following half hour.``

9330, Nov 18 at 2249, WBCQ-6 on air again with gospel huxter citing Malachi, presumed but not positively WLC Radio, S9+25/35. 

Next check 2307, rock music certainly not WLC, but not //7490 either, whence? Soon DJ as ``Captain Bill``, talking about sailing to Exuma, sponsored by hydro-organic-something; 2309 next tune is `Southern Cross`` by CS&N. Sounds like something that could be on WHVW. But nothing found about him on WHVW FB, year-old program sked, and linked website http://www.whvw.net is gone, parked by Godaddy.

9330, Nov 19 at 0210, still rock music, not WLC, S9/+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0231 UT November 19

Agenda DX 19/11/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Moron, Cuba (1949)
2CO, Australia 675 Khz (1971)
COPE Caceres, Spagna 1224 Khz (1967)

lunedì 18 novembre 2019

Media & Tech - 18/11/2019

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2019 Nov 18 0115 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
11 - 17 November 2019

Solar activity was very low. Region 2752 (S23, L=286) was numbered
on 13 Nov as a unipolar group, but quickly decayed to plage. The
region remained an area of plage throughout the balance of the
summary period. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
moderate levels on 11 and 13-17 Nov with normal levels observed on
12 Nov.

Geomagnetic field activity was predominately at quiet levels
throughout the period under a mostly nominal wind regime. An
isolated unsettled period was observed midday on 11 Nov and again
late on 17 Nov. The unsettled period late on 17 Nov was due to weak,
negative polarity CH HSS influence.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
18 November - 14 December 2019

Solar activity is expected to be a 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 reach high levels on 22 Nov through 03 Dec in response
to CH HSS influence. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the
remainder of the outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach G1 (Minor) storm
levels on 21-23 Nov, with active levels on 20 Nov, due to a
recurrent, positive polarity CH HSS. Quiet to isolated unsettled
conditions are anticipated throughout the remainder of the outlook
period.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2019 Nov 18 0115 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2019-11-18
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Nov 18      70           5          2
2019 Nov 19      70           8          3
2019 Nov 20      70          15          4
2019 Nov 21      70          20          5
2019 Nov 22      70          18          5
2019 Nov 23      70          10          3
2019 Nov 24      70           8          3
2019 Nov 25      70           8          3
2019 Nov 26      69           8          3
2019 Nov 27      69           5          2
2019 Nov 28      69           5          2
2019 Nov 29      69           5          2
2019 Nov 30      69           5          2
2019 Dec 01      69           5          2
2019 Dec 02      69           5          2
2019 Dec 03      69           5          2
2019 Dec 04      69           5          2
2019 Dec 05      69           5          2
2019 Dec 06      69           5          2
2019 Dec 07      69           5          2
2019 Dec 08      69           5          2
2019 Dec 09      70           5          2
2019 Dec 10      70           5          2
2019 Dec 11      70           5          2
2019 Dec 12      70           5          2
2019 Dec 13      70           6          2
2019 Dec 14      70           5          2
(SWPC via DXLD)

Radio Caroline live from Ross Revenge

Our crack team of Caroline presenters are heading out to the ship this Friday, firing up the studios and getting ready to bring you all the best tracks from the 60s - early 90s, from 10.30 am on Saturday. What a great soundtrack to your weekend! Your broadcast team this month are Johnny Lewis, Dave Foster, Nick Jackson, Peter Philips, Rob Ashard, Ray Clark and Steve Anthony.

Classic Rock Tours are sponsoring this month's broadcast, and you can win cash to spend in our web shop, thanks to our competition sponsor Dave Cragie from Southwold, Suffolk.

We're LIVE from Ross Revenge on the River Blackwater, Essex from 10.30 am on Saturday 23rd November. Listen in on 648 AM in the South and South-East, on 1368 AM in the North and North-West courtesy of our friends at Manx Radio, around the world online here, on various apps and radio players, and on your smart speakers – "Hey Alexa, play Radio Caroline!"

We would love to hear from you – send your emails direct to the Ross studios at memories@radiocaroline.co.uk during the broadcast.

Radio Marabu off air

Radio Marabu is off air for about 3 weeks for technical modification according to announcement on their website dated November 11th: 


"Conversion break. RADIO MARABU will not be able to hear on short wave 6150 for about 3 weeks. Our internet stream and of course the broadcast on OS Radio 104 comma 8 remain unaffected. Some technical innovations are incorporated, i.a. a new power amplifier, which should further improve sound and reception. Wait, drink a water. We'll be back soon.



Europe 24, shortwave 6150, Radio Marabu" (translated from German)


(Alan Pennington via BDXC-News io group)

DX RE MIX NEWS # 1158, November 18

CHINA   Fair/good signal of China National Radio-2(CNR-2), November 18
from 0800 NF 11970 XIA 150 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11845 B-18
from 0830 NF 11600 XIA 150 kW / 257 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11835 B-18
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/fairgood-signal-of-china-national-radio.html

FRANCE   Reception of Radio France International in 25mb, November 18
0700-0800 on 11700 ISS 500 kW / 185 deg to WCAf French, good signal
Today no signal of Radio France International RFI on same frquency
0800-1330 on 11700 ISS 500 kW / 185 deg to WCAf French November 17
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-radio-france-international_18.html

FRANCE(non)   Manara Radio Int. via TDF Issoudun November 18
0700-0800 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, fair:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/manara-radio-international-via-tdf.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Yerevan on November 17:
1900-2000 on  6030 ERV 100 kW / 330 deg to EaEu English Sun, weak signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/bible-voice-broadcasting-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen on November 17:
1930-2015 on  6080 NAU 125 kW / 133 deg to N/ME English Sun, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/bible-voice-broadcasting-via-mbr-nauen_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Brother Stait TOM via Channel 292, November 18
0628&0819 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-brother-stait-tom-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Dandal Kura Radio Int. via MBR Nauen on November 18:
0700-0800 on 13590 NAU 125 kW / 185 deg to CeAf Kanuri, weak signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/dandal-kura-radio-international-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)    Brother Stair via Channel 292 November 18-24:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/schedule-of-brother-stair-via-channel.html

GUAM   Weak signal of Adventist World Radio KSDA in 31mb, November 18
1100-1130 on  9460 SDA 100 kW / 345 deg to FERu Russian Voice of Hope
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/weak-signal-of-adventist-world-radio.html

KURDISTAN(non)  Frequency changes of BRB Denge Welat from November 15
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/frequency-changes-of-brb-denge-welat.html

USA   Reception of WHRI Angel 1 World Harvest Radio Int., November 18
0900-1000 on 11825 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English, fair to good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-whri-angel-1-world-harvest_18.html

UTILITY   Reception of UVB-76 The Buzzer on November 18
from 0650 on 4625 kHz USB, fair. No signal on new 4810!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-uvb-76-buzzer-on-november.html

UTILITY   Reception of LZW Varna Radio in 80mb November 18
0704&0707 on  3740 USB mode Bulgarian/English, fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-lzw-varna-radio-in-80mb_18.html


--

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18, 2019

** CANADA. 6961-USB, Sun Nov 17 at 2232, some king of military net with abbr`d IDs including 221, 225, 211, 212, 218. Finally the NCS IDs fonetikally as CIW311, i.e. CFARS, the Canadian equivalent of our MARS, and in fact they invite MARS stations to check in too; none heard. No traffic, and closing net at 2235 17 Nov, but conversation continues about radar QRM believed from China which gets worse this time of year. Still going past 2243; intruding into our pirate band, hi, but whence there is no activity now. Exactly where are these CIW stations? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Sun Nov 17 at 2223, RHC English finally makes QSY ex-7380 for ``African`` service, as Arnie`s long-delayed B-19 schedule starts to effexuate. His `DXers Unlimited` is just ending, with suptorted modulation on S9+20 signal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11850, RHC is still on in Spanish at 2246 Nov 17, but undermodulated and suptorted, along with parasitic spurs on 11840; and on 11860 QRMing the jamming-against-nothing after OCB is over. At 2248 I also find a JBA signal on 11910, which might be a new leapfrog mixing product of 11850 over 11880 another 30 kHz beyond, if both from same of three transmitter sites --- but not enough modulation on any to make a definite match. NHK in Japanese is also scheduled on 11910, but no comparison to 9890. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, Nov 17 at 2256, no signal from RHC, which was supposed to continue as a tarde channel in the new schedule. But something is JBA, such as KBS in Korean, or CRI in Spanish via East Turkistan, both scheduled until 2300 (and after 2300, Ukraine has ``reserved`` this frequency! to Canada in Ukrainian, English until 0700) (Glenn Hauser,, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. Wolfgang Bueschel did a TDOA from Khabarovsk, Hanoi SDRs to locate the site of RJ on 9890 around 2230 Nov 17, which does show it coming from Japan, despite the incredibly strong signal I am getting, so either short path off the back, or equally unlikely long path beyond SE Asia, not both as I am hearing no echo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9105, Nov 17 at 2251, JBA talk, presumed Echo of Hope on jumparound frequency, usually heard in our mornings instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9685 & 9695, Nov 17 at 2257, REE 9690 is putting out spurs during music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed Sunday November 17 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair S8-S9. Next:
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 17 at 2129, continued from last report, WBCQ-6 still blasting in with rock music; at 2200 must have switched to simulcast 7490.1v for `Marion`s Attic`, S9+45 but not synchronized, rather 32 seconds delayed. The program must be taking a very convoluted route from one transmitter to another, like via Internet, or cosmikdebris in Maryland? Now at 2215, no strain to hear that show, all the scratches loud and clear! 2259 wrapup with no mention of being on the S-S 9330; bet they don`t know about the bonus. 

Ditto for 2300 simulcast continuing with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, starting with ``IS`` and ``time signal``, this time featuring parodies starting with ``Fax Man``. 2330 signal fades down some for the unnamed music filler, and for 0000 Nov 18 `Le Show`. By 0020, 9330 has faded down so much that 7490 is sometimes better! MUF trumps kW. But before 0100, 9330 has improved somewhat, and continues with bonus for `Encore` classical music, as if trying to outshine 6115 WWCR from 24 hours earlier: but this is just a test, which if successful will lead to turnover one more time to WLC programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9212-USB, Nov 17 at 2252, 2-way in Spanish, some VP, some good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0125 UT November 18

Agenda DX 18/11/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Voice of Tigers (1989)
Radio Educadora do Guajara Mirim, Brasile 3375 Khz (1964)
Radio Centinela del Sur, Ecuador 4770 Khz (1956)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Giornata nazionale in Oman
Anniversario dell'Indipendenza in Marocco
Anniversario della proclamazione della Repubblica in Lettoni

Malta log november 17

9610 khz 10.00 utc obiettivo dx 54554
9400 khz 15.00 utc from the isle music 55555
5955 khz 15.00 utc radio Romania ita 55555
6185 khz 15.00 utc voce della turchia ita 54554
6155 khz 15.30 utc awr wavescan 33333
9580 khz 16.00 utc awr wavescan 33333

Tempo non bellissimo a malta , ricezione usando lo Zenith Royal d7000y trans oceanic, sola antenna a stilo.

Saluti da Malta

Adrian Micallef

Cyprus: Cape Greco relay antennas to be dismantled

Relay antennas on Cape Greco are to be removed, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday citing informed sources.

It said that installations there currently host a US and a French radio station which re-transmit to the Middle East on medium wave.

The Cyprus News Agency said that the Americans have already stopped transmitting to the area and that the Transport Ministry has been informed of this development in writing by the US embassy.

This has been confirmed by captains of leisure boats who no longer experience interference in their wireless and other telecommunication equipment.

CNA said that the French have expressed the intention of also stopping their broadcasts.

Asked to comment,  Ayia Napa Mayor Yiannis Karousos said that if confirmed this would be “the best possible (development)” for the area.

He said that he has been calling for the antenna to be removed for some time adding that Cape Greco is a Natura area and a protected national forest.

“If the antennas are dismantled then only the lighthouse will be left and it will become a point of reference,” he told the news agency.

The area needed to be “cleaned up” he added as it is the southeastern tip of Cyprus and the most beautiful.

Voice of Tibet, DB - TJK relay Nov 17

23.00 - 23.35.00 on 7476even S=9+20dB
                 heard here in Europe, GRC, HNG, AUT etc.

23.35:04 - 24.00 on 7496even S=9+20dB
                 heard here in Europe, GRC, HNG, AUT etc.


No CHN mainland jamming on xxx0. nor xxx5. kHz noted so far tonight.

Nearby services at this hour:
7470 kHz RFA Tibetan from Orzu-TJK,
7480 kHz RFA Tibetan from Kuwait al-Dschahra,
         AGM United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM).

73 wb  df5sx

domenica 17 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 16-17, 2019

** ARGENTINA [non]. 7780, Sat Nov 16 at 2213, RAE in German, fair via WRMI. On at least Mon Nov 11, Wolfgang Bueschel reported music instead of German during this hour. WRMI skedgrid currently shows System F *program* schedule with RAE German 7 days a week at 22-23 on 7780. And also Mon-Sat at 1600-1700 on 7780, when I have yet to check it, but should not be good for Europe in full-day path even tho aimed that way. 

The WRMI *transmitter* schedule atop however, shows #1, 7780 at 22-23 M-F with musical APS Radio! Maybe so, but RAE German fills in only on weekends with old weekday show(s)? A separate RAE schedule block on the WRMI page claims German is only 2200-2300 M-F on 9395! 

At same time, Sat Nov 16 at 2214 I survey some other WRMIs: 6060 SMTV, 9395 Oldies?, 9955 gospel huxter in English; 15770 TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 10000, Nov 16 a 2230, Observatório Nacional with 19:30:10 timecheck, pip every dekasecond, etc. Poor but about equal level now to WWV or WWVH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 328 kHz, Nov 17 at 0722, dash and YTL NDBeacon, 1000 watts from Big Trout Lake, Ontario. Location and background info on this one in my Oct 9 log, also in DXLD 19-41. 332 kHz, QT Thunder Bay mixing with IC Wichita also logged both dates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 12190, Nov 16 at 2330, very poor Chinese vs CODAR, so then hunt for some more CNR1 jammers: 11785 with big clash; and WOOBs at 2335: 11100 JBA, 10920 S4-S5, 10870 S5-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15684.5 and 15690.7, Nov 17 at 1452, squealy/squeaky modulation peak spurblobs out of 15700 CRI English relay, also on plus side, computed but not measured as 15709.3 and 15715.5. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non?]. 9890, Nov 16 at 2231, NHK Japanese at S9+20/30! Latest HFCC, Aoki and EiBi all claim site is Yamata, direct from Japan but aimed away from us at 235 degrees. As does NHK itself: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/resources/brochure/pdf/rj_frequency.pdf I continue to suspect it`s really a relay from east of here. Could someone do a TDOA on this at 21-23? It`s by far the best signal on band from E Asia, altho China radio war is S8-S9 on 9620v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 7460, Nov 16 at 2229, VOA closing in English, S7-S9, from Washington DC, Yankee Doodle Dandy sign-off. It`s end of semihour in Khmer via Tinang (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 16 at 2343, no signal from VOT English to N America, just JBA carrier 5960- from Xinjiang PBS --- so could not have heard repeat of Letterbox circa 2315, as I wished to in last report. Circa 0415 Nov 17, 6125 is on but very poor, unreadable. Fortunately, Alan Holder, Isle of Wight has replied to my inquiry:

``Hi Glenn, I just read your log for November 16 on the Hard-Core-DX site and saw your remarks about my letter being read out on Voice of Turkey on that day. Maybe you heard the repeat on 5960 at 2315 and managed to hear more of the programme, or did they come up with ‘Deutsch’ again?  

I have been corresponding with TRT on and off since 1970. The current presenter’s name on “Letterbox” is Halibrahim Sarıkaya (no dot on the ‘i’ – it is pronounced Sarekaya.

He does a great job in reading out the letters and does not appear to be using a script. He often tells the listeners about happenings in his personal life, which makes for an interesting show. When I write in, I always include some comments and suggestions for future programmes with my reception report. It’s too bad that so many listeners who write to the station are just QSL hunters and also request too many freebies which the station does not have, such as smartphones for instance.

Towards the end of this show the presenter gave his opinion on terrorists and mentioned the reason for Turkey’s military involvement in Syria. Turkey is anxious to return the 4 million or so refugees back to Syria, into ‘safe’ areas which will remain under the protection of Turkish forces.

A few weeks ago, the presenter was involved in a motorcycle accident, in which he managed to break a few ribs and was covered in bruises. He was trying out his new machine for the first time, travelling in the countryside. A flock of sheep were crossing the road with the farmer, so he waited for them to pass. Unfortunately, when he carried on he came across a stray sheep, hit it at about 20 kmph and came off his bike. The sheep was unharmed.

I am wondering what that interference is that you found later on 12032.5. Maybe it was something local. As you know, there are no other broadcasts scheduled near 12035 at this time, which would be subjected to jamming. Reception on 12035 is always excellent in the U.K., with a powerful signal. [maybe Cuban stray --- gh]

So far TRT remains committed to short wave, but the transmitters at Emirler are getting on for 30 years old now and what will happen when the time comes for their replacement is anybody’s guess. 73, Alan Holder, Isle of Wight. U.K.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6501-USB, Nov 16 at 2227, distorted USCG station --- have they no shame? Anyham would not allow her SSB transmission to sound so bad like this! As I tune in, e-mail addresses are being given but I can`t copy; this seems unusual. Then North Atlantic tropical depression info from National Hurricane Center, so the season is still running in mid-November. EiBi shows frequency time-shared among Chesapeake, Kodiak, Guam, Honolulu, not to mention Fuzhou, but very likely this be Chesapeake VA, altho during a 2205-2315 gap between NMN times. Maybe it make DST/ST one-hour shifts unaccounted for here? Oh2, EiBi has not been updated since Oct 22 still in DST season. Oops, I had bookmarked A-19 sked but there is now B-19 as of Nov 6 at http://eibispace.de/dx/freq-b19.txt but still shows the same UT hours for NMN et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Nov 17 at 1449, K6FRC beacon from California is doing well today for a few watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: not confirmed Saturday November 16 at 2057 UT the approx. 2030 airing on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO --- nor did I expect to hear it, but checking for a trace, I do get a JBA carrier in full daytime, vs high local line noise level only in this part of spectrum. Those closer to St Louis, especially north and east of there with even lower solar angles will have a better chance as we transit the shortest days of the year.

Currently lacking any SWBC stations for WOR Saturday afternoons and evenings, next chance is repeat on WA0RCR, 1860-AM. I start checking at nominal 0417 UT Sunday, S9+20/30 of ham news; 0446 AMSAT is sending SSTV images; 0507 recheck, now WOR is underway at yacht race item about France, about 6 minutes into so started this week circa 0501; our listeners there, please hang loose. Next:

2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 17 at 1941, WBCQ-6 500 kW super-station is finally on again, not WLC Radio but ``Sweet Caroline`` so music test at S9+20 and 2007 recheck, more classic rock peaking S9+30; so aimed thisaway or thataway? First time heard here since afternoon of Oct 30, and maybe first time heard anywhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. As I reported to Brice Avery about his first `Encore` broadcast via WWCR-1, 6115, early UT Sunday Nov 17:

``Brice, Perhaps you were monitoring live, but in case not, I must report some discrepancies on WWCR: at 0129 another audio started playing against your music -- an automatic commercial, or start another program. Fortunately it was cut off in a minute.

Encore was abruptly cut off at 0158 during the play-out, for frequency change announcement to 3215, and immediately off the 6115 air. So you`d better make them no more than 58 minutes from now on. (Since you never do an announcement at the very end perhaps you expect the final music to be cut off, but I would not encourage that). Looks like Brady has not been helpful enough.

In addition to the continuous squeal on this transmitter, which the music overrides much of the time, except in quiet passages, and/or depending on your speaker/playback audio response.

I did axually listen on 6115 thruout with its very strong signal, only briefly checking the webcast, and confirmed lack of squeal there. Glenn`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Nov 17 from 0100, I`m running WTWW on a portable with inadequate whip antenna as I am really listening to WWCR 6115 for `Encore` classical music, q.v. So WTWW-2 is JBA at first but just ham talk; by 0118 signal has surged to VG on same rig, why? But still no `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`. Rather a ham ad by Ted, or make that an infomercial, since he goes on and on and on. Still no trace of TOITO this hour unlike last week`s rerun. `Amateur Radio Newsline` ends at 0141, into rock music.

9475, Nov 17 at 1517 check, WTWW-1 is off despite schedule for Sunday mornings; 5830 was on past 0600. All we can conclude is that it is unreliable, unpredictable, irregular, irrelevant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Sat Nov 16 at 2332, no signal yet from WWRB. Website info is woefully outdated, one page saying it start at 6 pm EST daily (2300 UT), another at 7:30 pm, no zone given. We know from monitoring it`s *only* active on Saturday and Sunday evenings, whatever the exact times into UT Mondays.

The program sked grid for ``Global 1``, then 5050, http://www.wwrb.org/schedule/global_1/combined.pdf still shows WORLD OF RADIO Thursdays at 11:30 pm --- wish it were, but WWRB was the only SW station I had to drop due to unreliability, as of Dec 19, 2014 as in the WOR schedule-change archive at http://www.angelfire.com/ok/worldofradio/ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** U S A. 5970, Nov 17 at 0404, dead air from WEWN Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2038 UT November 17

SWLDXBulgaria News November 17

ARMENIA(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio India via Yerevan, November 17
1530-1600 on  7550 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Sat/Sun, fair signal
Again wrong frequency announcement: 9300 kHz(A-19) instead of 7550 kHz(B19)
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen November 17
1430-1445 on 11800 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, very good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/pan-american-broadcasting-pab-via-mbr_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Tonny Alamo rlg program # 756 via MBR Nauen, November 17
1600-1700 on  6120 NAU 125 kW / 128 deg to N/ME English Sun, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/tonny-alamo-rlg-program-756-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Tonny Alamo rlg program # 756 via MBR Tashkent on November 17:
1630-1730 on  5945 TAC 100 kW / 090 deg to CeAs English Sun, weak/fair, co-ch
at same time  5945 BEI 100 kW / 222 deg to EaAs Chinese China National Radio-1
// frequency  6040 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs English Sun is totally blocked
at same time  6040 URU 500 kW / 308 deg to EaEu Russian China Radio International
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/tonny-alamo-rlg-program-756-via-mbr_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, November 17
1700-1730 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Fri/Sun, fair signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/voice-of-oromo-liberation-via-mbr-nauen_17.html

PHILIPPINES(non)    Voice of America via USAAGM Tinang November 17
1330-1430 on  9335 PHT 250 kW / 270 deg to SEAs Khmer, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/voice-of-america-via-usaagm-tinang.html

PHILIPPINES(non) vs. CUBA   Co-ch between VOA&RHC on 11760 kHz November 17
1400-1500 on 11760 PHT 250 kW / 315 deg to CeAs Tibetan Voice of America &
at same time 11760 BAU 100 kW / non-dir to NCAm Spanish Radio Habana Cuba:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/co-ch-between-voa-and-rhc-on-11760-khz.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical TOM via SPL Secretbrod, November 17
1400-1555 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/brother-hystairical-tom-via-spl_17.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, November 17
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/from-isle-of-music-via-spl-secretbrod_17.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via ENC-DMS Yerevan, November 17
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, weak signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-feba-radio-via-enc-dms_17.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries ENC-DMS Woofferton, November 17:
till 1830 on  6180 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Somali Daily BBC via SPL
1830-1858 on  6180 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic Sun, fair to good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/follow-bible-ministries-enc-dms_17.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

Media & Tech - 17/11/2019

Ascolti AM Treviso 17 novembre

6070   17/11 1000 Radio DARC, AUT-Monsbrunn Px Dx D 45555
9610   17/11 1003 AWR Europe, Nauen Px <Obiettivo DX> It 55555
9610   17/11 1100 KSDA AWR, Agat Guam Px rel. Ch 25533
9690   17/11 1543 R. Exterior Espana, Noblejas Px "Tiempo d flamenco" Es 45544
9945   17/11 1545 AWR Asia, UZB-Tashkent   Px rel. Guj 35543
9950   17/11 1546 All India Radio, Bengaluru Px Mx Swa 25533
9985   17/11 1547 R.Free Asia, MRN-Agignan Poi Px K 25533
11685  17/11 1548 R. Exterior Espana, Noblejas Px "Tiempo de flamenco" Es 45544
11930  17/11 1549 Radio Martì, Greenville Px Mx Es 35543
11940  17/11 1550 R. Exterior Espana, Noblejas Px "Tiempo de flamenco" Es 55555
12030  17/11 1551 R. Exterior Espana, Noblejas Px "Tiempo de flamenco" Es 55555


73 da N. Marabello
QTH Treviso, Italia
RX: TECSUN PL-365
Ant.: filare 6 metri

https://acquamarina.blogspot.com

Something's always wrong at RHC, new B-19 season schedule will start on November 18

Something's always wrong at RHC.
New B-19 season schedule will start on November 18.

CUBA  log at 14.05 - 15.37 UT on Nov 17.

5999.995 kHz  RHC Spanish txion via Quivican S=9+40dB level,
via remote SDR rx in Cape Canaveral Florida, US state.
'Morales' item news.


1200-1400  6000 QVC 250  n-d NCAm Spanish   non-directional
TITAN Quivican San Felipe antenna HQ2/2/0.2 non-directional
1200-1400  6100 BAU 100  340 WNAm Spanish   Chicago, not Nov 17

1200-1600  9535 BEJ 100  230 CeAm Spanish   MEX-GTM-CTR-Panama

1200-1600  7340 BEJ 050  110 Ant  Spanish   Antilles ex 9640 kHz
not on air til 15 UT, but was on air at 15.37 UT when checked.
S=9+10dB in Cape Canaveral FL state.

1200-1600 11760 BAU 100  n-d NCAm Spanish   non-directional
1200-1500 13740 BEJ 050  160 SoAm Spanish   Buenos Aires ex13780 kHz
1200-1600 15140 BAU 100  130 SoAM Spanish   Rio de Janeiro
1300-1600 15230 QVC 250  305 SoAm Spanish   San Francisco
1400-1600 13700 BAU 100  310 WNAm Spanish   San Francisco

Yes, at 14.23 UT on Nov 17 heard RHC Spanish on
5999.995, 9535.006, 11760, 13700, 13740, 15140, 15230 kHz,
but not on 6100 nor on 7340/9640 kHz.

S=9+20dB signal on 5025even R Rebelde some mx program rather classic,
in peaks up to 18 kHz wide audio signal heard in Cape Canaveral FL.

vy73 wolfie  df5sx
https://www.wwdxc.de/topnews.shtml

SWLDXBulgaria News November 16-17

ALASKA    According to a schedule coming into effect on November 18, KNLS
Anchor Point have switched to a single transmitter operation, as follows:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/new-winter-b-19-schedule-of-knls-only.html

AUSTRIA/GERMANY   Radio DARC#248 via Moosbrunn/Rohrbach, November 17:
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, very good
1000-1100 on  7440 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, weak, JBA
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/radio-darc248-via-moosbrunnrohrbach.html

GERMANY   Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR Nauen, November 16:
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat, weak
1600-1630 on  6060 NAU 250 kW / 080 deg to EaEu Russian Sat, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/missionswerk-friedensstimme-via-mbr_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Nauen on November 16:
1529-1629 on  9500 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Russian/Chechen Sat, weak to good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/hcjb-voice-of-andes-via-mbr-nauen-on_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen on November 16:
1630-1700 on 11875 NAU 100 kW / 145 deg to CeAf Nuer, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/bible-voice-broadcasting-via-mbr-nauen_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio Obectivo DX#855 via MBR Nauen, November 17
1000-1100 on  9610 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun, very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/adventist-world-radio-obectivo-dx855.html

FRANCE   Unscheduled time/frequency of Radio France International November 17
0800&1300 on 11700 ISS 500 kW / 185 deg to WCAf French, very good-unscheduled
0600-0700 on 11700 ISS 500 kW / 150 deg to CeAf French, as scheduled RFI B-19
0700-0800 on 11700 ISS 500 kW / 185 deg to WCAf French, as scheduled RFI B-19
1200-1300 on 17620 ISS 500 kW / 200 deg to NWAf French NOT ON AIR November 17
Radio France International in French is not on SW 0900-1200UT and 1300-1700UT
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/unscheduled-timefrequency-of-radio.html

JAPAN(non)    ABI Asian Broadcasting Institute will broadcast special SW
transmission for celebrating their 40th anniversary on Friday December 6
1330-1400 on  7525 TAC 100 kW / 066 deg to JPN  Fri-Sun Japanese/Chinese
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/special-sw-broadcast-of-asian.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman RSO in 19mb on November 17:
1000-1037 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu NO SIGNAL EMPTY CHANNEL
1037&1200 on 15145 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic-fair/good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman_17.html

ROMANIA(non)   IRRS EGR/UNR via RADIOCOM Tiganesti on November 17
from 1029 on  9510 TIG 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/irrs-egrunr-via-radiocom-tiganesti-on.html

ROMANIA(non)   AWR Wavescan#559 via RADIOCOM Tiganesti on November 17:
1200-1230 on  9510*TIG 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, fair/good
*1223-1320 on 9510 AHW 500 kW / non-dir to WeAs Pashto VIRI IRIB co-ch
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/awr-wavescan559-via-radiocom-tiganesti.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

Unscheduled time/frequency of Radio France International, November 17

FRANCE   Unscheduled time/frequency of Radio France International November 17

0800-1200 on 11700 ISS 500 kW / 185 deg to WCAf French, unscheduled&continues
0600-0700 on 11700 ISS 500 kW / 150 deg to CeAf French, as scheduled RFI B-19
0700-0800 on 11700 ISS 500 kW / 185 deg to WCAf French, as scheduled RFI B-19
1200-1300 on 17620 ISS 500 kW / 200 deg to NWAf French NOT ON AIR November 17
1200-1300 on 21580 ISS 500 kW / 155 deg to CeAf French NOT ON AIR November 17

Radio France International RFI is not on shortwave between 0900UT and 1200UT!

--

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

RTÉ to continue spending €250k a year on longwave radio service

The Business Post
By Michael Brennan
November 17, 2019

RTÉ is going to spend €250,000 per year transmitting its Radio One station to the Irish diaspora in Britain – while closing down all its digital stations.

The station is shutting down RTÉ Gold, RTE Junior, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Pulse and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, but would not specify how much this will save.

However, it has confirmed that it is going to continue its Longwave radio service to the Irish diaspora in Britain up to 2022.


(Mike Terry via WOR io group)

Log Roberto Pavanello

  684 10/11 23.15 R.N.E. R.1 - Sevilla SS risultati elettorali Andalucia ottimo
  702 17/11 09.45 R. Briscola - Lenta IT MX buono
  738 10/11 23.10 R.N.E. R.1 - Barcelona Catalano risultati elettorali Catalunya ottimo
  846 14/11 23.20 R. North - Redcastle EE MX suff.
  880 17/11 00.15 WCBS - New York EE talk suff.
 1010 15/11 23.30 WINS - New York EE talk suff.
 1130 13/11 23.35 WBBR - New York EE talk suff.
 1152 12/11 19.20 R.N.E. R.5 - Zamora SS NX reg. Castilla y Leon suff.
 1224 11/11 21.57 COPE - Mallorca SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
 1395 11/11 18.10 R. Seabreeze - Grou Dutch Azzurro di Celentano suff.
 1476 13/11 23.20 R. Asia - Dubai Malayalam MX buono
 1557 10/11 17.10 Gold - Mix 2 TX EE MX // a 1548 KHz suff.
 1635 13/11 23.25 R. Bluebird - Dutch MX suff.
 4885 16/11 23.30 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP calcio buono
 5149 17/11 09.30 R. Charleston Int. - EE ID e MX buono
 5780 16/11 13.40 Harmony R. - EE ID e MX buono
 5800 16/11 13.35 Fun R. - Dublin EE MX buono
 5885 10/11 13.50 R. 319 - EE MX buono
 6205 16/11 13.30 Laser Hot Hits - EE MX buono
 6210 17/11 09.45 King SW - EE MX buono
 6285 17/11 09.40 R. Scotland Int. - EE ID e MX buono
 6290 10/11 10.40 R. Cuckoo - EE ID e MX suff.
 6295 17/11 10.30 R. Northpole Int. - EE ID e MX buono
 6320 17/11 09.50 R. Deltracks - EE MX suff.
 6400 16/11 14.00 Pyongyang BS - Coreano talk suff.
 7475 10/11 19.00 R. Thailand - Bangkok EE ID e NX ottimo
 9395 11/11 21.30 WRMI - Miami EE ID e MX buono ( e la RAE in italiano???)
 9610 17/11 10.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
 9665 16/11 23.25 Voz Missionaria - Camboriu PP predica buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Studio DX 855 - 17/11/19

Obiettivo DX 855 - 17/11/19

7525 kHz Special Broadcast of Asian Broadcasting Institute

JAPAN   7525 kHz Special Broadcast of Asian Broadcasting Institute.

Asian Broadcasting Institute, Japanese DX'ers institute specialized for
broadcasting in East Asia, will broadcast special shortwave transmission
for celebrating their 40th anniversary as below:

  DATE:      December 6, 7, and 8, 2019
             (rebroadcast of December 6, on December 7 and 8)
  TIME:      1330-1400 UTC
  FREQUENCY: 7525 kHz
  LANGUAGE:  Japanese and Chinese (opening/closing announcements are in
             Japanese, Korean, Chinese, English).

Comments and reception report are welcome.
Special QSL card will be issued for correct reception report,
the method for reporting will be announced in the broadcast.

Their address:  P.O.Box 2334, Ginza Branch, 100-8698 Japan
Their URL:      http://www.abiweb.jp/

Transmitter site is not announced, but presumed Tashkent * .

Takahito Akabayashi
Tokyo, Japan (Nov 17)



- - - -


Japan Post, Yubinbango 100-8698,
Ginza post office JP tower the compartment postal P.O.Box 2334 No.
according their website

https://www.facebook.com/groups/634673633243446/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/634673633243446/photos/

interesting URL's, text in English
http://www.abiweb.jp/report/chiclae1.htm
http://www.abiweb.jp/clan/clandest.htm


* probably via
RRTM Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan bcast center.

Tashkent Shortwave Transmitting Station,
c/o RRTM,
Amir Timur str. 109 "A"
Tashkent, 100202
Uzbekistan, Central Asia

E-mail:    <qabulhona -at- crrt.uz>
URL:       <http://www.crrt.uz>
Telephone: +998 71 234 67 91
Fax:       +998 71 234 45 17

vy73 wolfie  df5sx
https://www.wwdxc.de/topnews.shtml

KNLS one-transmitter new schedule

USA (Alaska) - According to a schedule coming into effect on 18 November 2019, KNLS Anchor Point seems to have switched to a single transmitter operation:

0800-0900: 6075 (100 kW, 270°) to Pacific Rim: English
0900-1000: 6120 (100 kW, 300°) to Eastern Russia: Russian
1000-1100: 9665 (100 kW, 285°) to Eastern China: Chinese
1100-1200: 6045 (100 kW, 300°) to Eastern Russia: Russian
1200-1300: 9665 (100 kW, 270°) to Pacific Rim: English
1300-1400: 11785 (100 kW, 300°) to Northern China: Chinese
1400-1500: 11670 (100 kW, 270°) to Pacific Rim: English
1500-1600: 11830 (100 kW, 300°) to Northern China: Chinese

(https://www.worldchristian.org/welcome/who-we-are/how-to-listen via Dr Hansjoerg Biener)

Agenda DX 17/11/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
EIAR, Italia (1927)
Radio Tropical 99-0, Venezuela 990 Khz (1939)
Caracol, Colombia 5077 Khz (1956)
KVON, California 1440 Khz (1947)
Radio Jamaica 730 Khz (1939)

QSL Radju Malta

QSL Radju Malta 999 KHz - 75 St. Luke’s Road - Gwardamangia PTA 1022 - Malta con QSL + pins + opuscolo turistico in 432 giorni per rapporto inviato come messaggio di Messanger alla pagina Facebook Radju Malta. (R. PAVANELLO)

sabato 16 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 16, 2019

** CANADA. 6030, Nov 16 at 1333, JBA carrier. Could it be CFVP Calgary? Best window to get its 100 watts after the Cuban radio war is finished for the night, yet near-sunrise propagation. In fact, have seen no reports of CFVP for many months and wonder if it has closed down? I don`t recall any explicit news of that, but the last log I can find of it was by nearby Harold Sellers last December 21! But I may have missed some; how about it, Harold? Those close enough like Vernon BC could hear it all day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850, Nov 16 at 1358, still NO signal from CHU, despite allegedly Online per https://nrc.canada.ca/en/chu-short-wave-station/ --- what do they know? I do hear some SSB scratching nearby (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 16 at 0540, RHC English is suptorted with audio breakup and some hum; 6100 similar but less breakup; 6165 undermodulated but not distorted; ending Caribbean show, better modulation on music than talk. 5040 is still in Spanish this hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13566, 13633, 13766, 13833 approx., Nov 16 at 1505, RHC-FM spurs with F# tone out of 13700-AM; spurs also readable in AM mode, while 13700 itself is readable only in AM mode. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Nov 16 by 1935, I finally find some music suitable for napping, from reliable VOG, but only fair and fadey signal; scanned the higher SW bands which were almost all vacant, talk or a with few non-soporific music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 7290, Sat Nov 16 at 1855, via UTwente SDR, IRRS carrier via ROMANIA has just come on with good signal never audible in OK across dayside, restored after AWOL yesterday. Vs huge splash from CRI 7285. At about 1857, CRI switches to 7295 for just as bad splash from other side. Opposite SB tuning and/or narrow bandwidth help but do not eliminate the ACI. Dead air remains a bit past 1900 (or internet delay?), about 1900.5 FSN = Feature Story News JIP, without any IRRS Aida IS or sign-on. 1901.5, another FSN ID. 1903.5 change to ``News in Brief from the United Nations``. Audio is breaking up but it`s a UTwente problem since same happens to CRI, even after refresh. Then it`s time for brunch and nap; no WOR fragment now as was reported a biweek ago. 1955 recheck, some talk show is cut at 1958.5 to IRRS ID and sign-off, QSL offer, different theme for closing, and off about 1900* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6000, Nov 16 at 1335, RHC with noise jamming, serves them right; no signal on 5995 and JBA carrier on 5990 probably China, so presumed 6000 be today`s frequency for Echo of Hope + jamming as in the Nov 15 edition of Aoki/NDXC. Less QRM to RHC // 6100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6085, Nov 16 at 1331, alarm SFX and Shiokaze IDs, Korean, from JAPAN; S9 and no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035, Sat Nov 16 at 1346, VOT during `Letterbox` show, reading long missive from Alan Holder, Isle of Wight, who is also a correspondent of ours. Personal info such as best wishes to presenter`s grandmother but she is still in intensive care; and seems the presenter himself is recovering from a bike accident. Perhaps Alan can clarify this, including presenter`s name. Or try to hear repeats of this first English broadcast of the day, such as 2315 on 5960 if they manage to get on air, or UT Sunday 0415 on 6125. Copy difficult now due to heavy pulse jamming(?) at the rate of 4X per second, centred about 12032.5, inevitable even by USB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U A E. 11925.114, Nov 16 at 1341, VP carrier vs huge OCB splash from 11930, i.e. NHK Indonesian relay, to be followed by way off-frequency English at 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed Saturday November 16 at 1321 the 1300 on WRMI 15770, JBA S3-S5 but presumably better in Europe where it`s aimed. 1356 recheck hearing beepery, so SW Radiogram or something else? SWR is sked on 15770 Fridays at 1300, per WRMI and per Kim, but Sat & Sun 13-14 UT blox remain blank on WRMI skedgrid. Ivo Ivanov confirms it was SW Radiogram at 1330 Saturday.

WORLD OF RADIO, Next:
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085 & spurs, Nov 16 at 1327, WTWW-2 on again in the morning, Ted plugging WTWW-1 9475 for Bible stuff from SFAW; canned ID ``America`s music on WTWW, Lebanon, Tennessee, transmitter #2 at your service``, and rock (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2027 UT November 16

Wolfgang Bueschel: Armenia / Uzbekistan observations

ARMENIA/UZBEKISTAN

6080 1900 2200 27E,28NW ERV 100 305  0 238 7=Sat 161119 Deu ARM 16216 A.307
6145 1900 2200 27E,28NW TAC 100 301-10 418 7=Sat 161119 Deu UZB 16221 A.307

Both signals on similar signal level on both channels here in southern Germany.

6080.000 Yerevan Gavar ARM 19.20 UT, S=9+20dB or -56dBm on Nov 16
6145.000 Tashkent      UZB 19.30 UT, S=9+15dB or -62dBm on Nov 16

6080  20.4 kHz wideband, but audio some BUZZ hit of audio peaks 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300 and 600 Hertz.

6145  in peaks also S=9+20dB -54dBm in southern Germany. audio peaks on 50, 100, and 150 Hertz. Audio here is my favorite.

Some radioplay heard, everything unknown to me.

The voice actor and the play are not my favorites ... sorry

73 wb  df5sx

Media & Tech - 16/11/2019

SWLDXBulgaria News November 16

GERMANY   Evangelische Missions Gemeinden EMG via MBR Nauen, November 16:
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/evangelische-missions-gemeinden-emg-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Sinit Eritrea via MBR Issoudun, November 16
0500-0558 on  9540 ISS 250 kW / 123 deg to EaAf Tigrinya ONLY Sat, very good.
0530-0558 on  9540 ISS 250 kW / 123 deg to EaAf Arabic not on air - CANCELLED
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-radio-sinit-eritrea-via_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of BV Broadcasting in 31mb via MBR Nauen November 16
0600-0615 on  9440 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to NoAf Arabic Dardasha 7, very good:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/bible-voice-broadcasting-in-31mb-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Waves International via Channel 292 on November 16:
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sat, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/radio-waves-international-via-channel_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen November 16
1430-1458 on 11900 NAU 250 kW / 102 deg to SoAs English Sat, very good signal:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-via-mbr.html

ROMANIA(non)   IRRS Radio City via RADIOCOM Saftica, November 16
0900-1000 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/irrs-radio-city-via-radiocom-saftica.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS with wrong Mx/En program via SPL Secretbrod on November 16
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Mx/En Sat, good signal instead of
same time on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat Radio Warra Wangeelaati
Something`s always wrong at SPL Secretbrod transmitting station, again wrong prgr
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/irrs-with-wrong-program-via-spl.html

THAILAND   HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service in 16mb, November 16
1000-1100 on 17630 UDO 250 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Thai, good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/hsk9-radio-thailand-world-service-in_16.html

TURKEY    TRT Voice of Turkey in Albanian, instead of Kazakh on November 16:
1430-1455 on  9505 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Albanian, instead of Kazakh!
Something`s always wrong at TRT Voice of Turkey Emirler transmitting station
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/trt-voice-of-turkey-in-albanian-instead.html

USA   World of Radio#2008 and Shortwave Radiogram#126 via WRMI tx#9 on November 16:
1300-1330 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat World of Radio#2008 and
1330-1400 on 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat Shortwave Radiogram#126
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/world-of-radio-and-shortwave-radiogram.html

USA   Reception of Brother HySTAIRical via WWCR-3 in 22mb, November 16
1400-1500 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Sat, weak/fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/brother-hystairical-tom-via-wwcr-3-in.html

UTILITY   UVB-76 on new frequency in 60mb November 16
1345&1415 on new 4810 kHz USB The Buzzer, fair/good.
Parallel freq is 4625 kHz USB The Buzzer, very weak:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/uvb-76-on-new-frequency-4810-khz-4625.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

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 16/11/2019

Log Saturday Nov 16, 08.30 - 0900:12 UTC

Log Saturday Nov 16, 08.30 - 0900:12 UTC

+ 2 x 50 Hertz tone peaks visible on either sideband.
!  ROUGH audio from Trincomalee !   Not smooth quality.

S=7 -93dBm signal noted at Perseus SDR rx in Athens Greece 08.30 UT.

Mostly 11.8 kHz wideband, in Finland in peaks up to 18 kHz broadband signal.
S=9+5dB -68dBm on Mauno's SDR rx in Finland Europe. 08.40 UT.

I guess azimuth from Trinco towards IND / PAK ?

S=9+25dB or -48dBm strength in Delhi Perseus SDR rx at 08.44 UT.

In all-Japan weak signal 'under threshold level', 08.48 UT.

S=5 -96dBm in Kuwait SDR.hu Kiwi set.
S=9 -66dBm in Kiwi rx at Doha Qatar 08.51 UT.
S=9+20dB or -54dBm in Kiwi rx at Multan, Pakistan. 08.52 UT.
S=7 -85dBm in Jakarta Indonesia at 08.54 UT.
S=7 or -85dB in Adelaide Lewiston SoAustralia 08.57 UT.

At 08.58 UT end of discussion, center in California mentioned.

15730.000 even fq aligned, Transmitter Trincomalee 1000:12 UT switch off

73 wolfie  df5sx

Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 15 at 2030, WRMI still with fill music, not Radio Tirana relay; 9395, Nov 16 at 0233, also music JBA instead of RT: another week lost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850, Still no CHU timesignal here at 1612 check Nov 15. Should be audible if on. 14670 nominal. 

Replying to Richard Langley at 0909 UT Nov 15: ``Back on line according to website. Still over here in Europe so haven't personally checked reception.``

Still no sign of 7850 at later chex by 0100 UT Nov 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960, Nov 15 at 2301, no signal from VOT English to N America; something`s always wrong at Emirler; later in hour I do detect a JBA carrier slightly below 5960, i.e. PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, East Turkistan, land of Uighur brainwashing by the ChiCom; per HFCC opening at 2330, and per long experience always offset frequency, something which HFCC never annotates, altho it would be helpful (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 11825, Nov 15 at 2319, BBCWS in English good S9+10, in quick check tnx to tip just heard from gh on WOR 2008 via WRMI 9955; i.e. one of two hours now relayed by USAGM Tinang, PHILIPPINES, the previous hour previously heard on 6150 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed first SWBC, Friday November 15 at 2300 on WRMI 9955 --- just like last week, starts out with heavy wall-of-noise Cuban jamming, altho mostly readable with concentration; jamming abates by 2308 and completely gone leaving us in the clear until 2329 with WRMI at S9+20.

Also confirmed UT Saturday November 16 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG S9+20/30, 5010 fair S8-S9, 7780 VP S5-S6 but good via UTwente SDR. Next:

1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 9395? to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 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
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.07, Nov 16 at 0101, WBCQ fair S7-S8 as `AAAWWW` opens with WTO and AW interjexions, political right away, ``Communist Democrats``. Much better signal on 5130- with other program of music, S9+10, and nothing on other possible frequencies 3265v, 6160v, 9330v.

John Carver notifies me right away at 0107, ``Glenn. Checked all the frequencies and 5130 is the only frequency working and it's not AAWWW. Sorry. John``

He doesn`t do webcasts, but I bring it up at 0148 when AW typically gets down to business. Woes about the super-station: priced cost to replace a tetrode: $250K. It has a socket problem, ring around it shorted to ground for second time. Continental replaced it in 2 or 3 days. Still has RF feedback parasitic problem with the driver circuitry. Needs to be fixed by design changes. Tom and Tim and Chris from Continental have been working on it. (While off), it`s fun to climb inside the antenna. Staff does good job, but these are vender problems. $200K of spare parts have finally arrived. 

Transmitter has a lot of bugs in it, as AW and TimTron knew from the beginning. Genius Tim could design a transmitter in his sleep, but must not modify this unit while it`s under warranty. A flimsy little caplon(sp?) ring costs $4K. There is no backup transmitter for the S-S: ``Classic`` transmitters cannot be used as they are only 50 kW with their own fixed antennas. AW is very sorry that this has delayed getting WLC on air, as programming is wonderful and got good response from listeners. 0156 briefly to e-mail, including from Larry working on improving the streaming by yearend so it will work on iphones. There has been a lot of mike rattling by Angela and apparently Allan as well; cut off 0200 in time for Hal Turner. Meanwhile one could have been listening to WOR on any of 3 WRMI frequencies from 0130; as WBCQ adhering to local time has shifted AAAWWW to air at the same real time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0312 UT November 16

Agenda DX 16/11/2019

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
CJCX, Canada (1964)
Radio Mariquita, Italia 3925 Khz (1993)

venerdì 15 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 15, 2019

** CANADA. 223 kHz, Nov 15 at 0717 UT, dash and YYW, 1000-watt NDB at Armstrong, Ontario, which is 150 miles north of Thunder Bay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 284 kHz, Nov 15 at 0720 UT, dash and strange beacon ID .-.- / ... which I would never have IDed as 500-watt QD in The Pas, Manitoba, were it not for this recent thread on the WOR io group; i.e. for those who have not seen it:

``UNIDENTIFIED. Arguably the strangest thing I've ever heard in 50 years of LW dial-twisting. Nov 9 at 1057 UT, heard on the Kaneohe (Hawaii) SDR, 284 kHz (via USB mode), using Canadian format (CW ID, followed by solid tone for several seconds, all at 400 Hz). Repeated Code ID was: [ ._._ ... ]. Obviously the second character is 'S'. But just what the hell is [ ._._ ]?? Internet Morse-to-text translator shows it as, 'AA'. Googling "AA S NDb 284 kHz" goes nowhere. I don't drink or smoke anything anymore, for a number of years now. Listened for 3 or 4 minutes to verify the CW ID I was hearing; by 1109 UT the signal had faded to where the CW ID was indiscernible. I was hearing a smattering of NDbs from BC at the time, most notably Vancouver and Prince Rupert. Nothing comes close to that CW ID, in any info to which I have access. I am clueless -- what say you? -- (GREG HARDISON, CA, WORLD OF RADIO 2008, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

If not miskeyed, could be Russian Morse code for the letter ``ya`` = backwards R -- so try to find a reference for Russian beacons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Morse_code Of course, ... is the letter spelt C equivalent to our S (Glenn Hauser, Nov 9, ibid.)

Glenn: -- As always, I appreciate your DX-wisdom! I must admit Russia was one of my first thoughts upon hearing this thing; I guess the "Canadian format" threw me off that track. I was also hearing NDbs and DGPS-markers from the Aleutians at the time, but couldn't find anything (and they don't necessarily even exist) from nearby Russia. (On a semi-related note I will always miss the ex-Russki LW broadcasters we used to hear in California!) That's the cool thing about DXing. One can twist the dials for literally over a half-century, and still be completely mystified by something bouncing off the ionosphere. I definitely must dig further for a good source of Russian LW-info. Are there any DXers working for Trump, hi??  :^)> (-- GREG H, ibid.)

This is QD in Manitoba. It has been keying this pattern now since September (Steve. VE7SL, McDonald, ibid.)

--.- -..
..-.- ...

It`s hard to figure how QD could be transformed into YaC. QD is in The Pas (which could be construed as `not this` (gh, ibid.)

Interesting. I did see QD on the beacon list, but didn't consider it, as the only other signal I was hearing from anywhere near that part of the world was 50 kW CBK/540.  Also, I didn't think anyone would let an NDb get that far out of whack -- and for that long a time period. I could imagine that happening in this country, but certainly wouldn't expect that in Canada! Many thanks anyway for the info (-- GREG H, ibid.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Nov 15 at 1414 tune-in to dead air, shortly Spanish modulation cuts on with somebuzz; but no spurs today. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 13700 was not on before 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Nov 15 at 1446, RHC absent uncovering a VP fluttery signal, probably from E Asia; i.e., CNR1 jammer against VOA Tibetan scheduled this hour only via Philippines. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 7290, Nov 15 at 1925, 1940, again today like Nov 12 last check, no signal from IRRS hour via Romania into UTwente SDR; or rather a JBA carrier vs huge splash from 7295 China. Nothing else is scheduled and IRRS signal had always been very strong (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 4890, Nov 15 at 1355, Korean drama, on today`s frequency of Echo of Hope - VOH, for Korea North; the best Asian signal holding up this late on 60m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 first airings: Friday Nov 15 at 2300 on WRMI 9955; UT Sat Nov 16 at 0130 on WRMI 5010, 5850, 7780. See http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Nov 15 at 1357, WTWW-2 is on way later than usual, maybe ran all night? ``We love our hams, 73 from 5085`` and WTWW singing ID, classic rock. S9+20 and JBA spur carriers circa 5072 and 5098. Still going at 1438 when I also find WTWW-1 active on 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic LWBC carrier search, Nov 15 at 0713: I`ve had little luck with such high-power DX rather than 25-watt NDBs, but at this time I detect JBA carriers on 189, 198, 216 and 252 kHz, which could be Euro broadcasters rather than beacons or something else: i.e. Iceland, UK, France, Ireland (unless RTE off again audiblizing Algeria) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1944 UT November 15

SWLDXBulgaria News November 15 part 2

AUSTRALIA   Weak signal of Reach Beyond Australia, November 15
1530-1545 on  9765 KNX 100 kW / 335 deg to NEAs Korean Daily &
1545-1600 on  9765 KNX 100 kW / 335 deg to NEAs English Mon/Fri
1545-1600 on  9765 KNX 100 kW / 335 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu/Sat/Sun
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/weak-signal-of-reach-beyond-australia.html

FRANCE vs.VIETNAM   Alameda Bible Fellowship vs. VOV on 7280 kHz, November 15:
1930-2000 on  7280 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WeAf English Mon/Wed/Fri Alameda BF
1930-1958 on  7280 SON 100 kW / 320 deg to WeEu French Daily Voice of Vietnam.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/alameda-bible-fellowship-vs-vov-on-7280_15.html

GERMANY   From November 18 The Overcomer Minisrty TOM / Brother Stair
has bought up every spare minute via Channel 292 Rohrbach on 6070 kHz
0000-2400 on  6070 ROB 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu except scheduled pxs.
Thank you for Brother Stair for supporting our station in hard times!
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/brother-stair-via-channel-292-on-6070.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, November 13
1700-1730 on  9610 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Fri/Sun, fair to good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/voice-of-oromo-liberation-via-mbr-nauen_15.html

GERMANY(non) vs.ROMANIA   Koode Radio Int vs.Radio Romania Int on November 15:
1900-1930 on  6180*ISS 250 kW / 175 deg to WCAf Nigerian Fulfulde, good signal
* co-ch same  6180 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu German Radio Romania Int, weak
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/koode-radio-int-vsradio-romania-int-on.html

GUAM(non)   BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting via KTWR on November 15:
1516-1616 on  7515 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Fri, fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/brb-living-water-ministry-broadcasting_15.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S11a Cherta in 41mb on November 5:
1020-1023 on  7600 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB, fair
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/reception-of-s11a-cherta-in-41mb-on_15.html

RUSSIA   Reception of GTRK Adygeya / Adygeyan Radio in 49mb, November 15:
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri, weak signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/gtrk-adygeya-adygeyan-radio-in-49mb.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical instead of BBC via Secretbrod November 15:
1600-1700 on  5875 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs English, instead of BBC in Farsi
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/brother-hystairical-instead-of-bbc-via.html

SECRETLAND(non)   BBC instead of Brother HySTAIRical via Secretbrod November 15:
1600-1655 on 11700 SCB 050 kW / 030 deg to EaEu Farsi, instead of BS TOM English
1600-1700 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Farsi, instead of BS TOM English
1700-1710 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME BBC and announcement: no program
from 1710 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Brother Stair TOM - as scheduled
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2019/11/bbc-instead-of-brother-hystairical-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

Media & Tech - 15/11/2019

The K7RA Solar Update

Even with little to no solar activity, it is amazing how many long-distance HF contacts are possible, even without using weak signal modes such as FT8.

Recent DXpeditions, such as the ones on Pitcairn Island and Marquesas, had little trouble piling up the contacts, even on ten meters. It helps that we are in the fall season.

No sunspots over the past week, and average daily solar flux was about the same as last week’s report, 70.3 compared to 70.4. Geomagnetic indices were still quiet, with average daily planetary A index at 4 (last week was 4.1) and middle latitude A index at 3 (compared to 2.7).

Predicted solar flux is 71 on November 15 to December 3, 70 on December 4-18, and 71 on December 19-29.

Predicted planetary A index is 5, 12 and 8 on November 15-17, 5 on November 18-19, then 18, 25, 18, 12 and 10 on November 20-24, 8 on November 25-26, 5 on November 27 through December 16, then 15, 25, 18, 12 and 10 on December 17-21, 8 on December 22-23, and 5 on December 24-29.

This forecast is the same as the one appearing on Thursday in the ARRL Letter. Check daily updates at ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/forecasts/45DF/. These are updated daily after 2100 UTC, most recently between 2110-2151 UTC.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period November 15-December 10, 2019 from OK1HH.

Geomagnetic field will be
Quiet on: November 18-19, 29-30, December 1
Quiet to unsettled on: November 15, 27-28, December 4-10
Quiet to active on: November 16 (-17, 25-26), December 2-3
Unsettled to active on: November 20, 24
Active to disturbed: November 21-23

Solar wind will intensify on: November 21-26, (27-29)

Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.

Bil Paul, KD6JUI, is still operating regularly from his kayak in Northern California. QST published an article about his boat and antenna in the November 2016 issue. "I was again operating from a kayak (November 9, Saturday), this time from Lake Berryessa in northern California. The first contact I had (17-meter CW at noon Pacific time) was with "Moz" VK3CWB in Australia. I was, as before, running 10 W into a 34-foot end-fed half-wave wire vertical set up in a fallen-over tree at the edge of the lake. Although at first, he had trouble copying my call sign, he did give me a 539 report.

“What amazed me was that directly behind me was a hill that I thought would cut my signal in his direction. Perhaps my signal was bouncing off the hills on the other side of the lake.

“One of my reasons for writing in is to show that QRP signals even in this time of low solar activity can get through overseas, especially if one is operating from a watery location.

“I go out in the kayak around once a week and operate. The antenna is loadable on 17, 20 and 30 meters. There was plenty of activity on all those bands yesterday, but I only had contacts on 17 and 30. My buddy caught his first trout on his end of things. A good day all around.

“I get a very good QSL-card return from foreign stations when I send them my kayak QSL card.”

KA3JAW reported an 11-meter sporadic-E opening on the evening of November 13. Local sunset was 4:44 PM and the opening began 2 hours and 31 minutes later and ended 4 hours and 16 minutes after sunset. He is in Easton, Pennsylvania and heard transmissions from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

ARRL Phone Sweepstakes is this weekend. See http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes

Here is an interesting page from NASA showing how solar rotation varies according to latitude: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/science/solar-rotation.html. Thanks to N2IC and N0AX via ARRL Contest Update.

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service at http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.

An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins



Sunspot numbers for November 7 through 13, 2019 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0, with a mean of 0. 10.7 cm flux was 69.8, 70.2, 69.6, 70.8, 69.5, 70.8, and 71.1, with a mean of 70.3. Estimated planetary A indices were 5, 3, 4, 3, 7, 4, and 2, with a mean of 4. Middle latitude A index was 3, 2, 3, 2, 7, 3, and 1, with a mean of 3.


http://www.arrl.org/news/the-k7ra-solar-update-603