giovedì 31 maggio 2018

Media & Tech - 31/05/2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31, 2018

** ALASKA. 7355, May 31 at 1213, KNLS is S2-S6 but no ACI or CCI, at ``True Bible Stories in Contemporary English``, ID. Aimed due west from Anchor Point, not always audible here. The 12 UT English broadcast is their only one on a second frequency; did not notice it in the 6045-6090 range, as I did not remember the latest one to check specifically, 6075 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non?]. 7810, May 31 at 1210, JBA carrier --- bet it`s a Sound of Hope frequency and this is probably the ChiCom jammer --- yes, Aoki/NDXC shows SOH Taiwan on 7810.04, possibly 24 hours and *jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15040, May 31 at 1231, CNR1 with typical over-assertive announcer, and some music, // 11785 et al. 15040 is to jam All India Radio`s only Chinese broadcast, at 1145-1315, buried even here. Meanwhile, CRI has countless English and other language broadcasts into India, unjammed. Not very neighborly! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, May 31 at 1238 tune-in, RHC carrier is cutting off and on extremely rapidly, then cuts off completely; shortly back on with dead air, then adding modulation, or rather under-modulation, during sports report. 1345 recheck carrier is stable but still u/mod. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767 & 13633, May 31 at 1338, RHC extremely distorted spurblobs with F# tones, out of 13700 transmitter are rampant again today, these closest ones clearest if tuned in FM mode; further at approx. 67 kHz intervals, upward: 13834, 13901, 13968? Downward: 13566 (spreading 13560-13573 at least, ruining the HIFER band), 13499, 13432, 13365, 13298-trace. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9860, May 31 at 0519, American English, VOA? No, NHK via VATICAN this semihour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 96.9, May 30 at 2015 UT as I am searching for Es FM DX (none found), I notice that my local KQOB (licensed to Enid, originally KCRC-FM, but for OKC market from tower midway near Crescent), has been rebranded yet again, ``The new Alice 96-9 FM, Oklahoma City`` (but keeping calls denoting ``Bob``, sort of). Not so new, perhaps, as it`s already as such in the WTFDA FM Database (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9920, May 31 at 1224, SE Asian song, poor signal. HFCC says it`s FEBC, 100 kW due west from Iba site, at 1200-1330; this semihour on Thursdays being in the ``Jar`` abbr`d language per NDXC/Aoki. WRTH reveals full name of language is Jarai. EiBi`s readme.txt enters it thus: ``JR Jarai / Giarai / Jra (Vietnam)`` without any figures on speakership, as most of those have been deleted. At 1230 Vietnamese announcement, just leading into another minolity language, abbr`d hre which stands for Hre, per WRTH.

[and non] I was checking 9920 in case R. Thailand had also moved its earlier broadcasts from 9390, and there was no signal. That`s because of a quarter-hour break after Malay 1200-1215 before English at 1230, and indeed carrier is on by 1229, but VP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1932 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 30 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair S8-S9, and 6 words behind on WBCQ 7490, S0-S3. Now starts a long drought for WOR on SW from America until Saturday 2300; next:
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE 
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]

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

** U S A. 9455, May 31 at 1218, WRMI still secretly transmitting here, S0-S3 with Oldies, 1219 ID and ad for cruises, with 800 number repeated but not enough to copy for sure; another ID, back to Oldies. This is *much* weaker than Brother Scare on 9395, and Prague on 9955.

9455 has been running its weak signal for a fortnight now; I first noted UT May 18, frequency back on air after original programming had all been moved to 5950, 24 hours, as of May 14. 

As of May 31, *still* no sign of it on the WRMI transmission or program grids. I`ve also been on the lookout for anyone else logging it, and also zero! I assure everyone I am not imagining it. WRMI has also not replied to my May 19 inquiry about it. Maybe something on WRMI FB? NO. However, I do spot this: 

``WRMI Radio Miami International May 25 at 12:43pm ·
Special Program June 1 --- Hali Palombo is an artist, musician and shortwave radio enthusiast. She creates soundscapes - aural archaeology that observes her life and the world around her both from a magnifying glass and a space shuttle. Her work is sometimes funny and sometimes scary. She lives and works in Chicago, IL. On Friday, June 1 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm Central Time (i.e. 0100-0200 UT June 2), Hali will present her new instrumental record on WRMI on 9395 kHz.

[replies:] Jerry Lane: This is fantastic! Just took some time to go through some of those samples and listen to a little bit of her work. I'm definitely going to tune in. Every bit of this is right up my alley. Thanks, WRMI, for being so awesome!

WRMI Radio Miami International: And listen for some shortwave radio excerpts in her new record and her program on June 1!``

What is being preëmpted, at 01-02 UT Saturday on 9395? RAE Argentina to the World in English, UT Tue-Sat, but should remain on // 5950 if you can get it. If you miss Hali this week, chances are good she will replay 168 hours later unless original programming be explicitly restored (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, May 30 at 0105, WRNO is still not on, no Rick Wiles yet. It is on with algo at 0517, very poor; and very good still with Chinese at 1211 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12250-AM, May 31 at 1342, dead air with flutter at S9/S9+10. Suspected ChiCom jammer on QRX, but not listed by NDXC/Aoki as a SOH frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT May 31

KBC Netherlands 1602 off air

Due to a technical malfunction, probably caused by lightning, 1602 am (ship) since last night has been off air. We are doing everything we can to remedy this problem as soon as possible. DAB+ and streams obviously work.http://tunein.com/embed/player/s248040/

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-150

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

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

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

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

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

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

I enjoy hearing from likeminded fellow radio enthusiasts.

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

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm

and in my Twitter account at

https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm


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

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

W4HM Solar Cycle 24 Update and 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.

#150 Issued Thursday May 31, 2018 at 1545 UTC

Solar activity is very low.

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 75.1 75.3 74.4

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

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 18.

There had been 10 days in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of
greater than 0.

Sunspot group #12712 was located near N16W09 with a relatively simple beta
magnetic signature capable of releasing a very small in size B class solar
flare and an isolated small in size C class solar flare.

#12712 released 6 very small in size B class solar flares.

In 2018 there had been 80 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

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

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between  370
& 333 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 31, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” Jun 1, 2018- steady then
deteriorating.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” Jun 2, 2018- deteriorating.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

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

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

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S8-9 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S4-7 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0-1 at day.

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

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

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 kHz frequency ranges will open via
short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also
when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer
propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least
north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial
propagation (TEP).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9+10-15 at night and S4-7
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+5-10 at night and
S5-8 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S9+1 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S5-8 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day.

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

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

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

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in
the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

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

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

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

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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

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

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

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

Standard Disclaimer-

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

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

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

Also HF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science and therefore also an art. The forecasts are not official but for
educational and hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error
and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

Agenda DX 31/05/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Bahìa Blanca, Argentina 840 Khz (1930)
Radio America, Brasile 750 Khz (1955)
WMDD, Puerto Rico 1480 Khz (1947)
KHOW, Colorado 630 Khz (1922)

mercoledì 30 maggio 2018

Media & Tech - 30/05/2018

New public regional station in Transylvania, also on mediumwave


New public regional station in Transylvania (AM 1197, 1593 kHz and FM) planned
"From 1 October 2018, Romania will have another public regional broadcaster. On 24 May, the Board of Directors of the Romanian Broadcasting Corporation decided to establish the new regional studio Braşov (Kronstadt). Radio România Braşov FM is formed by merging the sub-divisions Antena Braşovului of Radio Târgu Mureş and Antena Sibiului of Radio Cluj. Braşov FM will serve the Transylvanian counties Braşov and Sibiu, where the presence of the public service media was so far only weak (according to the statement). The potential audience consists of the approximately 1 million inhabitants of the two counties and the numerous domestic and foreign tourists visiting the region. Radio România Braşov FM will broadcast from 1 October 2018, initially on 93.3 MHz FM and AM 1197 kHz for Braşov and 1593 kHz for Sibiu. More FM frequencies will be added later. The program will be predominantly in Romanian, but there will also be programs in the languages of local minorities, Hungarian and German."
(Sorin Georgescu, German mailbag program of Radio România Internaţional, 27 May 2018, http://rri.ro/de_de/horerpostsendung_2752018-2582136, translated by Dr Hansjoerg Biener)

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-149

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

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

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

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

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

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

I enjoy hearing from likeminded fellow radio enthusiasts.

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

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm

and in my Twitter account at

https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm


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

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

W4HM Solar Cycle 24 update and 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.

#149 Issued Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 1530 UTC

Solar activity is very low.

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 76.0 74.9 73.9

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

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 22.

There had been 9 days in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of higher
than 0.

Sunspot group #12712 was located near N16E05 with a relatively simple beta
magnetic signature capable of releasing a very small in size B class solar
flare and an isolated small in size C class solar flare.

In 2018 there had been 80 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

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

1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

417 & 317 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 30, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 31, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” Jun 1, 2018- deteriorating.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

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

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

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S8-9 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S4-7 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0-1 at day.

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

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

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 kHz frequency ranges will open via
short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also
when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer
propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least
north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial
propagation (TEP).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9+10-15 at night and S4-7
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+5-10 at night and
S5-8 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S9+1 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S5-8 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day.

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

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

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

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in
the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

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

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

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

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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

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

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

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

Standard Disclaimer-

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

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

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

Also HF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science and therefore also an art. The forecasts are not official but for
educational and hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error
and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

DX RE MIX NEWS # 1075

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DX RE MIX NEWS # 1075 from Georgi Bancov and Ivo Ivanov. Date May 30, 2018
Also visit: &
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AFGHANISTAN   Weak to fair signal of Radio Afghanistan External Service on May 28
1538&1605 on  6100 YAK 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs English/Urdu & off air at 1618UT:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-to-fair-signal-of-radio.html

AFGHANISTAN   Reception of Radio Afghanistan External Service, May 29
1640&1707 on  6100 YAK 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Arabic/Russian, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-radio-afghanistan-external.html

ARMENIA(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio India via Yerevan on May 29:
1300-1315 on  9330 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Sat, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_30.html

AUSTRALIA   Frequency changes of Reach Beyond Australia RBA from May 26
1230-1245 NF  9670 KNX 100 kW / 335 deg to SEAs English Mo-Sa, ex  9685
1245-1300 NF  9690 KNX 100 kW / 335 deg to SoAs English Daily, ex  9685
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/frequency-changes-of-reach-beyond.html

AUSTRALIA   Good signal of Reach Beyond Australia in English, May 28
1116-1131 on 15575 KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to CeAs English Mon-Wed/Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-reach-beyond-australia.html

AUSTRIA    Strong signal of Oesterreichischer Rundfunk, May 26
0500-0620 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Mon-Fri
0500-0610 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/strong-signal-of-oesterreichischer_26.html

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn, May 27
0900-1000 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_27.html

BANGLADESH   Strong signal of Bangladesh Betar, May 29:
1745-1900 on 13580 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/strong-signal-of-bangladesh-betar-may-29.html

EGYPT   Unidentified station with Egyptian music, May 28-29
0815-0820 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, fair/good&
0925-0931 on  9550 unknown tx / unknown to ????, distorted:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_29.html

ESWATINI   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini, May 24:
1557-1627 on 15105 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to SoAf Kirundi Mon-Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_24.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun, May 25:
1600-1630 on 17770 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri, fair to good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-brb-radio-xoriyo-ogaden_25.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Amara Radio via TDF Issoudun on May 27
1700-1800 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Sat-Mon/Wed, fair/good
Today no signal of BRB Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun:
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sun May 27
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-brb-voice-of-amara-radio_27.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of three clandestine BRB stations via TDF Issoudun, May 28
Radio Xoriyo Ogaden
1600-1630 on 17770 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri, very good signal
Oromo Voice Radio
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Mon/Wed/Sat, fair signal
Voice of Amara Radio
1700-1758 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-three-clandestine-brb.html

GERMANY   Reception of Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, May 5
1030-1100 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-evangelische-missions_26.html

GERMANY   Fair signal of New Shortwave Radio for Europe, May 27
from 2030 on  3975 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Daily,
NO SIGNAL on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Daily:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/fair-signal-of-new-shortwave-radio-for_28.html

GERMANY(non)   NHK World R.Japan in 25mb via MBR Issoudun, May 24:
0500-0530 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 155 deg to SoAf English, very good
0530-0600 on 11730 ISS 500 kW / 190 deg to WCAf French, very good
0600-0630 on 11975 ISS 500 kW / 140 deg to NoAf Arabic, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-nhk-world-radio-japan-in.html

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle in 25mb via MBR Issoudun on May 24
0630-0700 on 11800 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-deutsche-welle-in-25mb-via.html

GERMANY(non)   BVBroadcasting Dardasha 7 via MBR Nauen on May 25:
0600-0615 on 11655 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to NoAf Arabic, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-dardasha-7_25.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Dandal Kura International via MBR Issoudun, May 25:
0500-0600 on  7220 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, fair/good signal
0600-0700 on 11910 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-radio-dandal-kura.html

GERMANY(non)   Gospel For Asia & Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, May 25:
1700-1702 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Gospel For Asia Athmeeya Yatra He
1702-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/gospel-for-asia-voice-of-oromo.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Waves International RWI via Channel 292 on May 26
0600-0700 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu En/Ge/It/Fr Sat, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-radio-waves-international_26.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 26
0630-0700 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, poor/weak:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_26.html

GERMANY(non)   Fair signal of From the Isle of Music & IBC via Channel 292, May 26
1200-1300 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu Eng/Spa Sat From the Isle of Music
1300-1400 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu Italian Sat Italian Broadcasting Corp
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/fair-signal-of-from-isle-of-music-ibc.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Issoudun on May 26
1430-1500 on 15265 ISS 250 kW / 083 deg to SoAs English Sat, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_27.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 kHz CUSB on May 27
1031-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair signal
Wrong frequency announcement:...Hamburger Lokalradio on 7265, instead of 9485
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_77.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Tropicana via HLR on 9485 kHz CUSB, May 27:
1100-1200 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu Spanish Sun, weak/fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-radio-tropicana-via-hlr-on.html

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen, May 27
1430-1445 on 15205 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/pan-american-broadcasting-pab-via-mbr_27.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, May 27:
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_27.html

GERMANY(non)   Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun on May 27:
1830-1900 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/lutheran-world-federationvoice-of_28.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun on May 29:
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_30.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz May 23-24
from 1805 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#03
from 0603 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#03
Same time on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg via tx#1, no signal
* incl.interview in English 0600-0604UT & off air at 0650UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_24.html

GREECE    Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, May 24:
1745&2000 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#03
At same time  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg via tx#1, no signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_25.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz on May 29
0651&0657 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Ar/Se*tx#03
Same time on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg via tx#1, no signal
*news in Arabic and Serbian 0651-0700UT & off air at 0705UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_29.html

JAPAN(non)   Weak to fair signal of Shiokaze Sea Breeze on May 24:
1600-1700 on  6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu, today
1600-1657 on  6165 URU 500 kW / 270 deg to N/ME Turkish CRI is off
from 1700 on  6165 BEI 500 kW / 288 deg to WeAs English CRI is on:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-to-fair-signal-of-shiokaze-sea.html

INDIA   AIR National Channel; Vividh Bharati & All India Radio, May 29
AIR National Channel
from 1325 on  9380*ALG 250 kW / 188 deg to SoAs Hi/En, fair signal
* without on  9380 BOC 100 kW / 345 deg to EaAs Chinese FEBA co-ch
AIR Vividh Bharati
from 1355 on  9865 BGL 500 kW / 038 deg to SoAs Hindi, good signal
All India Radio
1615-1715 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to EaEu Russian, very good
// frequency  9595 DEL 250 kW / 312 deg to EaEu Russian, NO SIGNAL
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/air-national-channel-vividh-bharati-all.html

KOREA D.P.R.   Good signal of KCBS Pyongyang on May 27
from 2100 on 11680 KNG 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-kcbs-pyongyang-on-11680.html

MADAGASCAR(non)   Adventist World Radio via Talata Volonondry, May 29
1400-1430 on 15170 MDC 250 kW / 055 deg to SoAs Sinhala, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-via.html

KOREA SOUTH   Weak/fair signal of KBS World Radio, May 28
1300-1400 on 15575 KIM 250 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-to-fair-signal-of-kbs-world-radio.html

MOLDOVA(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via Grigoriopol on May 24
1630-1700 on 11780 KCH 300 kW / 160 deg to EaAf Somali Daily, very good
1800-1845 on  9940 KCH 300 kW / 157 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Mon-Thu, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_58.html

MYANMAR   Good signal of Myanmar Radio in English, May 28
from 1530 on  5985 YAN 025 kW / 176 deg to SEAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-myanmar-radio-in-english_29.html

NIGERIA(non)   Radio Dandal Kura Int & Radio(Ndarason)International on May 29
0600-0700 on 11910 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri Radio Dandal Kura Int.
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf French/Kanuri R.International
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-radio-dandal-kura-int.html

NUMBERS STATION   Weak signal of E11 Oblique in 25mb, May 24
1300-1303 on 11581 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-25mb-may.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 41mb, May 24
1900-1903 on  7600 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-41mb-may.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 40 HAM band on May 25
0910-0916 on  7161 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, poor/weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-40.html

NUMBERS STATION   S06s Russian Lady in "the heart" of 31mb on May 25
0940-0946 on  9655 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-heart_25.html

NUMBERS STATION   Weak signal of HM01 Cuban Spy, May 25
2055-2150 on 11635*secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
2155-2250 on 10715 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
* co-ch same 11635 KUJ 200 kW / 271 deg to CHN  Chinese Voice of Korea:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-signal-of-hm01-cuban-spy-may-25.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 19mb on May 26
1345-1348 on 15825*unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode
* no signal  15825 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English AM WWCR-1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-19mb-on_27.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E11 Oblique in 49, 19 and 31mb, May 28:
0450-0453 on  7469 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode, good
0600-0603 on 15800 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode, fair
0745-0748 on  9610 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-49-19-and.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 41 and 25mb on May 29
0730-0734 on  7365*unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB/AM, fair/good
0739-0743 on 11655 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB/AM, very good
* co-ch same  7365 WNM 003 kW / 145 deg to SEEu German AM mode HCJB, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-41_29.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman in English & Arabic on May 24
1400-1404 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu, tx is off & open carrier
from 1404 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, weak/fair signal
from 1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, fair/good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-in.html

OMAN    Very good signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman on May 29:
1433&1533 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English&Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/very-good-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of_30.html

PALAU(non)   Reception of BRB Radio Que Me via T8WH Angel 3 on May 25
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri, poor:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-brb-radio-que-me-via-t8wh.html

PHILIPPINES   Good signal of Radio Veritas Asia, May 24:
1430-1457 on  9610 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to SoAs Urdu and
1500-1557 on 11675 PUG 250 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Filipino
Shortwave transmissions of RVA planned to stop on June 30
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-radio-veritas-asia-may-24.html

PHILIPPINES   Reception of FEBC Radio Teos Buryatia on May 24
1500-1600 on 11650 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Russian, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-febc-radio-teos-buryatia.html

PHILIPPINES   Weak to good signal of FEBC Radio on new 9275 kHz on May 27:
1000-1600 NF  9275 BOC 100 kW / 345 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 9380, to avoid
till 1200 on  9380 ALG 250 kW / 188 deg to SoAs Hindi AIR Vividh Bharati &
from 1320 on  9380 ALG 250 kW / 188 deg to SoAs Hi/En AIR National Channel
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-to-good-signal-of-febc-radio-on.html

PHILIPPINES(non)   Reception of Living Water Ministry Broadcasting on May 29
1500-1600 on  7280 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu, fair signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-living-water-ministry_30.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS Radio City via ROU RadioCom on May 26:
0800-0900 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-irrs-radio-city-via-rou_26.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via ROU RadioCom, May 27
0930-1200 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via-rou_27.html

RUSSIA   Good signal of GTRK Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio on May 27
1900-2000 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-gtrk-adygeyaadygeyan_28.html

RUSSIA   Good signal of GTRK Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio on May 27
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Ad/Ar/Tu Mon
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-gtrk-adygeyaadygeyan_29.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of BBC via SPL Secretbrod on May 25:
till 1815 on  9545 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf BBC Announcement
1815-1830 on  9545 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-bbc-via-spl-secretbrod-on.html

SECRETLAND(non)   The Mighty KBC Radio via SPL Secretbrod on May 26
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-mighty-kbc-radio-via-spl_27.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, May 27
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via-spl_27.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Radio Nigeria Hausa Sce/Radio of Truth via SPL Secretbrod, May 27
1800-1900 on 15110 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to WeAf Hausa Radio Na Gaskiya, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/radio-nigeria-hausa-sceradio-of-truth.html

SOUTH AFRICA   Reception of Channel Africa in French and English, May 29:
1600-1700 on 15235 MEY 250 kW / 328 deg to WeAf French Mon-Fri, very good
1700-1800 on 11885*MEY 250 kW / 328 deg to WeAf English Mon-Fri-weak/fair
* same time  11885 URU 050 kW / 230 deg to EaAs Uyghur PBS Xinjiang co-ch
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-channel-africa-in-french.html

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de España REE on 2 of 4 freqs, May 26:
1355-1400 open carrier / dead air, instead of IS & frequency announcement!
1400-1800 on 15520 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Sat/Sun, fair/good
1400-1800 on 17715 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun, no signal
1400-1800 on 17855 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Sat/Sun, very good
1400-1800 on 21620 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun, no signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-radio-exterior-de-espana_27.html

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de España REE on 4 of 4 freqs, May 29
1755-1800 open carrier / dead air, instead of IS+frequency announcement!
1800-2200 on 15390 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Daily, very good
1800-2200 on 15520 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Daily, very good
1800-2200 on 17715 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Daily, weak/fair
1800-2200 on 17855 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Daily, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-radio-exterior-de-espana_30.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation SLBC on May 28
1115-1215 on  9720 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Hin/Mal/Hin/Tam, weak/fair
1630-1730 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM, fair/good
1700-1800 on 11835 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Tamil, fair to good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_29.html

SUDAN   Weak/fair signal of Radio Omdurman Sudan, May 25
1715&1805 on  7205 ALF 100 kW / 210 deg to CeAf Arabic & plus co-ch
till 1800 on  7205 URU 100 kW / 230 deg to EaAs Uyghur PBS Xinjiang
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weakfair-signal-of-radio-omdurman-sudan.html

SUDAN(non    Reception of FPU Radio Tamazuj and Radio Daanga on May 29
Radio Tamazuj
1500-1527 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, fair/good
1500-1527 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, very good
Radio Daanga
1530-1627 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, weak/fair
1530-1627 on 15550 ISS 250 kW / 138 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-fpu-radio-tamazuj-and.html

TAJIKISTAN(non)   Frequency change of Voice of Tibet, May 24
1200-1208 NF 11513 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11517
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/frequency-change-of-voice-of-tibet-may_24.html

THAILAND   Frequency changes of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Sce from May 25
1800-1900 NF  9920 UDO 250 kW / 313 deg to WeEu Thai lang,x 9390
1900-2000 NF  9920 UDO 250 kW / 321 deg to WeEu English, ex 9390
2000-2015 NF  9920 UDO 250 kW / 321 deg to WeEu German,  ex 9390
2029-2034 NF  9920 UDO 250 kW / 321 deg to WeEu open carrier and
2034-2045 NF  9920 UDO 250 kW / 321 deg to WeEu English, ex 9390
2045-2115 NF  9920 UDO 250 kW / 313 deg to WeEu Thai lang,x 9390
Good signal in all languages from 1800 to 2115UT on new 9920 kHz
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/frequency-changes-of-hsk9-radio.html

THAILAND(non)    Frequency change of Radio Liberty eff.from May 25:
1558-1600 on  9920 UDO 250 kW / 311 deg to CeAs, ID in varies langs
1600-1700 on  9920 UDO 250 kW / 311 deg to CeAs Uzbek-good, ex 9390
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/frequency-change-of-radio-liberty.html

TURKEY   Again very odd frequency of TRT Voice of Turkey on May 24:
1000-1055 on  9655.7 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian, ex 9655
Next transmissions of TRT Voice of Turkey via same transmitter are:
1830-1925 on  9785.7 EMR 500 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
1930-2025 on  9635.7 EMR 500 kW / 300 deg to WeEu French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/again-very-odd-frequency-of-trt-voice_24.html

TURKEY   Another very odd frequency of TRT Voice of Turkey on May 25:
1000-1025 on  9855.7 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar, ex 9855, BUT
on May 24 was 9655.7 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian 1000-1055UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/another-much-odd-frequency-of-trt-voice.html

TURKEY    Again another very odd frequency of TRT Voice of Turkey on May 26:
1000-1055 on  9655.7 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian, ex 9655.0 May 25
1000-1025 on  9855.0 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar, ex 9855.7 on May 25
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/again-another-very-odd-frequency-of-trt.html

TURKEY   Good signal of TRT Voice of Turkey on nominal 9655 kHz & 9855 kHz on May 29
1000-1055 on  9655.0 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian, instead of 9655.7 May 24
1000-1025 on  9855.0 EMR 500 kW / 032 deg to CeAs Tatar, instead of 9855.7 on May 25
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-trt-voice-of-turkey-on.html

U.K.  Reception of BBC in 25mb via BaBcoCk Woofferton, May 24
0630-0700 on 11660 WOF 250 kW / 160 deg to WeAf Hausa, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-bbc-in-25mb-via-babcock.html

U.K.   BBC in 19mb via BaBcoCk Ascension and Moosbrunn on May 24:
1200-1230 on 15400 ASC 250 kW / 027 deg to WeAf French, weak/fair
1200-1230 on 15490 MOS 300 kW / 225 deg to NoAf French, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-bbc-in-19mb-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Radio ERGO and TWR Africa via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya, May 25
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali Daily Radio ERGO, poor/weak
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun TWR Africa, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/radio-ergo-and-twr-africa-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan on May 27
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_28.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via Woofferton/Ascension, May 27
1830-1858 on 11850 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic  Sun, very good
1900-1928 on  9600 ASC 250 kW / 115 deg to SoAf English Sun, weak/fair
1900-1928 on 12030 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/follow-bible-ministries-via_28.html

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 2 in French, May 25:
0500-0515 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu French Fri-La Voix Des Eaux Vivantes
0515-0600 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu Music/English Fri, very good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/world-harvest-radio-international-whri.html

USA   Voice of America VOA & OCB Radio Marti via Greenville, May 25:
till 0630 on  9885 GB  250 kW / 091 deg to CeAf French Mon-Fri, good
till 0700 on  7335 GB  250 kW / 225 deg to Cuba Spanish, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/voice-of-america-voa-ocb-radio-marti.html

USA   Weak signal of WTWW-1 Scriptures For America & WINB on May 25
from 2200 on  9475 TWW 100 kW / 050 deg to ENAm English WTWW-1
from 2230 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to MEXI English WINB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-signal-of-wtww-1-scriptures-for_26.html

USA   Reception of WHRI Angel 2 & WRNO Radio on May 26
0430-0600 on  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English WHRI Angel 2
from 0502 on  7505 RNO 050 kW / 020 deg to ENAm Chinese WRNO Radio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-whri-angel-2-wrno-radio-on.html

USA   Reception of WRNO Radio & WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio, May 28
from 0550 on  7505 RNO 050 kW / 020 deg to ENAm English WRNO, good &
from 0700 on 11520 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg to WeAf English WEWN-1, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-wrno-radio-wewn-1-global.html

USA   Reception of World Wide Christian Radio WWCR-1 and WRMI-6 on May 28/29
2100-2200 on 15825 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu Spanish Mon-Fri WWCR-1, good
0400-1000 on  9395 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to ENAm English Oldies WRMI-6, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/world-wide-christian-radio-wwcr-1-and.html

USA   Reception of University Network via World Wide Christian Radio, May 29
from 2000 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English WWCR-3, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-university-network-via.html

USA(non)   Additional transmission Voice of America VOA
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/additional-transmission-voice-of.html

USA(non)   Frequency changes of Radio Free Asia and Voice of America in Tibetan
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/frequency-changes-of-radio-free-asia.html

USA(non)   VOA "South Sudan in Focus" via Meyerton and Lampertheim, May 25
1630-1700 on 11910 MEY 100 kW / 015 deg to SDN  English Mon-Fri, weak/fair
1630-1700 on 15180 LAM 100 kW / 132 deg to SDN  English Mon-Fri, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/voa-south-sudan-in-focus-via-meyerton.html

USA(non)   Fair signal of VOA Learning English, May 29:
1130-1200 on 12020 UDO 250 kW / 304 deg to SEAs English
1130-1200 on 15715 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SEAs English
1130-1200 on 17790 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SEAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/fair-signal-of-new-voa-learning-english.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via Tashkent on May 27
1130-1200 on 15640 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to EaAs English Sun, weak
The transmission is beamed to EaAs, but announcement is BVB India
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_77.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   No.Korea Reform Radio & R.Rainbow via Tashkent, May 28
Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow
1600-1630 on  7580 TAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri, good
North Korea Reform Radio
2030-2130 on  7500 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/north-korea-reform-radio-radio.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)    Reception of Adventist World Radio AWR via Tashkent on May 29:
till 1330 on  9955 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SEAs 30 seconds Voice of Tibet Chinese
1330-1400 on  9955 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SEAs Indonesian Mon/Tue/Sat, very good
Same time on  9955 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SEAs Hmong Thu/Fri & Assamese Sun/Wed:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-awr_30.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)    Reception of Voice of Martyrs via Tashkent, May 29
1530-1600 on  7525 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-voice-of-martyrs-via.html

VATICAN(non)    Voice of America VOA via SM di Galeria on May 25:
1030-1100 on 15620 SMG 250 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Somali, very good
1030-1100 on 17775 SMG 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-voice-of-america-voa-via.html

ZAMBIA(non)   Very good signal of KVOH Voice of Hope Africa on May 28
from 0500 on 11680 LUV 100 kW / 315 deg to WeAf English Mon-Fri tx#2:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/very-good-signal-of-kvoh-voice-of-hope_28.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

SWLDXBulgaria News, May 29-30

AFGHANISTAN   Reception of Radio Afghanistan External Service, May 29
1640&1707 on  6100 YAK 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Arabic/Russian, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-radio-afghanistan-external.html

ARMENIA(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio India via Yerevan on May 29:
1300-1315 on  9330 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Sat, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_30.html

BANGLADESH   Strong signal of Bangladesh Betar, May 29:
1745-1900 on 13580 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/strong-signal-of-bangladesh-betar-may-29.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun on May 29:
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_30.html

INDIA   AIR National Channel; Vividh Bharati & All India Radio, May 29
AIR National Channel
from 1325 on  9380*ALG 250 kW / 188 deg to SoAs Hi/En, fair signal
* without on  9380 BOC 100 kW / 345 deg to EaAs Chinese FEBA co-ch
AIR Vividh Bharati
from 1355 on  9865 BGL 500 kW / 038 deg to SoAs Hindi, good signal
All India Radio
1615-1715 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to EaEu Russian, very good
// frequency  9595 DEL 250 kW / 312 deg to EaEu Russian, NO SIGNAL
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/air-national-channel-vividh-bharati-all.html

MADAGASCAR(non)   Adventist World Radio via Talata Volonondry, May 29
1400-1430 on 15170 MDC 250 kW / 055 deg to SoAs Sinhala, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-via.html

OMAN    Very good signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman on May 29:
1433&1533 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English&Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/very-good-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of_30.html

PHILIPPINES(non)   Reception of Living Water Ministry Broadcasting on May 29
1500-1600 on  7280 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu, fair signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-living-water-ministry_30.html

SOUTH AFRICA   Reception of Channel Africa in French and English, May 29:
1600-1700 on 15235 MEY 250 kW / 328 deg to WeAf French Mon-Fri, very good
1700-1800 on 11885*MEY 250 kW / 328 deg to WeAf English Mon-Fri-weak/fair
* same time  11885 URU 050 kW / 230 deg to EaAs Uyghur PBS Xinjiang co-ch
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-channel-africa-in-french.html

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de España REE on 4 of 4 freqs, May 29
1755-1800 open carrier / dead air, instead of IS+frequency announcement!
1800-2200 on 15390 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Daily, very good
1800-2200 on 15520 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Daily, very good
1800-2200 on 17715 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Daily, weak/fair
1800-2200 on 17855 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Daily, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-radio-exterior-de-espana_30.html

SUDAN(non    Reception of FPU Radio Tamazuj and Radio Daanga on May 29
Radio Tamazuj
1500-1527 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, fair/good
1500-1527 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, very good
Radio Daanga
1530-1627 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, weak/fair
1530-1627 on 15550 ISS 250 kW / 138 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-fpu-radio-tamazuj-and.html

USA   Reception of University Network via World Wide Christian Radio, May 29
from 2000 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English WWCR-3, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-university-network-via.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)    Reception of Adventist World Radio AWR via Tashkent on May 29:
till 1330 on  9955 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SEAs 30 seconds Voice of Tibet Chinese
1330-1400 on  9955 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SEAs Indonesian Mon/Tue/Sat, very good
Same time on  9955 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SEAs Hmong Thu/Fri & Assamese Sun/Wed:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-awr_30.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)    Reception of Voice of Martyrs via Tashkent, May 29
1530-1600 on  7525 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/05/reception-of-voice-of-martyrs-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

Manx Radio TT 1368 AM +FM from 28 May

Manx Radio’s Radio TT is broadcasting from Monday 28th May until Friday 7th June covering the TT motorcycle races on the Isle of Man.

Frequencies are 1368 kHz plus on FM 87.9 MHz in Douglas and 100.6 MHz in Sulby, Ramsey and the north west of the island.

Broadcasting hours are 0730-2200 BST daily (0630-2100 UTC).

Programme schedule here: https://www.manxradio.com/on-air/manx-radio-tt/

(Alan Pennington via bdxc-news@groups.io)


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All 3 AM services came back on one by one between approx. 1520 & 1527BST today (29/5) 73s. Nick. Buxton.

Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2018

** CUBA. 6100, May 29 at 0545, this RHC English frequency during music is S7-S9 but modulation and carrier are breaking up rapidly. // 6000, 6060, 6165 are relatively OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13567 approx., May 29 at 1355, first find the RHC horribly distorted spurblobs are back, starting here vs the Part 15 HIFER band. Out of 13700 transmitter, also 13501, 13438?, 13634, 13766, 13832, 13898, 13963, 14039? I.e. approx. 66 kHz intervals. Usual F# tone accompanying and the closer ones are somewhat readable if tuned in FM mode. Some days these are rampant, some days absent. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1932, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.932, May 29 at 0548 tune-in, surprised to find Voice of Nigeria bigsig aimed USward on the air already and in English! Hard to follow the speaker with heavy accent, soon into music break, 0551 talking again, discussion about opulence, but cut off the air abruptly at 0553:16* --- so I guess VON was just tuning up for the 0600 Hausa broadcast. 

Recheck at 0607 however, is back on and again in English, about the economy.. Talkers on this transmitter are generally very bassy, so PBT to boost the treble helps a little. May have been a special event about Nigeria`s corruption, likely back to Hausa hour hence (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1932, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 7220, May 29 at 0547, S9 but poor signal, presumed R. Dandal Kura, as sked this hour only, 100 kW, 167 degrees via FRANCE. Another hour I hear even less is 06-07 on 11910, ditto (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1931 monitoring: not confirmed Mon May 28 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, just BS, altho yesterday was gh + BS at once. Confirmed UT Tuesday May 29 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG S9+20. Just barely audible Tuesday May 29 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, sounds like gh intonation; inaudible on 5950. 

This and the next broadcast at 2130 in the summer daytimes should be on much higher bands per basic propagation, such as 11-13-15 MHz.

WORLD OF RADIO 1932 contents: Australia, Bougainville, Canada, China and non, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Korea South, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North America, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Perú, Philippines, Sikkim, Sudan South non, Thailand, Uganda non, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1932 ready for first airing May 29 at 2130:
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE [confirmed barely audible], 5950 to WNW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5950 to WNW
Wed 2100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE 
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]

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

** U S A. 5085, UT Tue May 29 at 0544, WTWW-2 is off again, like UT Mon, while UT Sun before and after 0600 it was running that wacky new talk show, `Southern Talk at Midnight`, so maybe it is once a week, from 0500? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1932, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15815, May 29 at 1403, WTWW with classic rock music, S9+10 (while neighbor in more ways than one, 15825 WWCR is S9+20, both with sporadic E boost); still past 1420 and 1530. Not rechecked until 2206, when 15815 is *still* on with music, but considerably weakened. Took yesterday, Memorial Day off, unheard. Anyhow I`ve added it to the BST-1 caradio memory bank, the better to keep track of what the new frequency is doing; from this station there is little hope for anything rational, and I would not be surprised if they are testing for a new gospel-huxter client (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1932, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, UT Tue May 29 at 0253, quick check of WRNO sounds like Rick Wiles, indicating his revived `TruNews` [sic] runs 01-03 UT Tue-Sat here. WRNOworldwide website still has not put up any program schedule info since May 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1932, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. I`m parked a few miles N of Enid near the US 81/64/60 junxion, so do a quick bandscan for possible sporadic E DX; none here so far this year, and it`s about time. Lots of frequencies have CCI, stations fading back and forth, but I`m afraid this was just due to hot turbulent troposphere nearby. Several frequencies check out to be fringe Kansans or Oklahomans, except:

97.3, May 28 at 1953 UT, ``Q97`` ID. WTFDA FM Database leads to:
KQHN Waskom TX, but supposedly really known as ``Q97.3``, with 42 kW at 162..5 m. Waskom is right on the border west of Shreveport LA, 348 miles/559 km, rather unlikely, OR:

``Q-97`` with a hyphen (unspoken of course) would be KNCQ, Redding CA, 28 kW, 1088m, possible but far for Es, 1354 miles/2179 km; OR:

``Q 97`` with a space (unspoken of course), this must be it: KKJQ, 100 kW, 244m, Garden City KS, listed ``Q 97 FM``, 198 miles/318 km.

This is a good example of how one must outwit the search funxions with all possible varieties of what sounds like a simple explicit slogan.

106.3, May 28 at 1948 UT, ad for Wichita Falls, so Texas not Kansas. WTFDA DB shows KBZS, 50 kW/129m, The Buzz, but PS Info as KZBS instead. Who made the typo? FCC FM Query agrees it is really KBZS; BTW, FMQ now includes a station logotype, which leads to a profile page without all the tech details, but address, etc. 175 miles/282 km, city-to-city distance. I`d rather hear much closer KGOU Norman, public radio on 106.3, but it`s only 6 kW, 88.7 m HAAT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0011 UT May 30

Agenda DX 30/05/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio XL, Gran Bretagna 1296 Khz (1995)
KMON, Montana 560 Khz (1948)
Radio Nacional do Brasilia 980 Khz (1958)
WMID, New Yersey 1340 Khz (1947)
La Voz de Bogotà, Colombia 890 Khz (1930)

FESTE NAZIONALI
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martedì 29 maggio 2018

Media & Tech - 29/05/2018

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-148

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

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

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

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

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

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hamateur and SWL radio activities, feel free to drop me a line and let me
know that at

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W4HM Solar Cycle 24 update and 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.

#148 Issued Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 1600 UTC

Solar activity is very low.

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 77.6 76.9 77.1

There had been 7 days in a row with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index number
(DSFI) of 70 or higher.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 20.

There had been 8 days in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of higher
than 0.

Sunspot group #12712 was located near N15E18 with a relatively simple beta
magnetic signature capable of releasing a very small in size B class solar
flare and an isolated small in size C class solar flare.

On Monday May 28, 2018 at 1712 UTC #12712 produced a C2.7 solar flare. It
also produced 7 very small B class solar flares.

In 2018 there had been 80 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

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

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between 431 &
366 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 29, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 30, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 31, 2018- steady.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

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

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

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S8-9 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S4-7 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0-1 at day.

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

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

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 kHz frequency ranges will open via
short north-south and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also
when multiple sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer
propagation paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least
north-south propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial
propagation (TEP).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9+10-15 at night and S4-7
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+5-10 at night and
S5-8 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S9+1 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S5-8 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day.

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

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

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

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in
the USA and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

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

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

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

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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

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

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

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

Standard Disclaimer-

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

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

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

Also HF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science and therefore also an art. The forecasts are not official but for
educational and hobby related purposes only and are subject to human error
and acts of God, therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.