sabato 31 agosto 2019

Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril - Sunday and Friday - USA and Europe

Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave - Broadcast on Sunday afternoon in Europe and USA 

Encore - Classical Music this weekend is being broadcast as usual by Channel 292 (Europe) on 6070 kHz at 15:00 UTC Sunday 1st September. 
And by WBCQ on 7490 kHz at 00:00 - 01:00 UTC Monday 2nd September

There is a repeat on 6070 kHz on Friday 6th September at 19:00 UTC.

This week's programme starts with a Bach 'cello suite followed by another of Paul Mealor's wonderful madrigal settings of Tennyson's Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal. Then we have Purcell's overture to his King Arthur. Contemporary next - Triangle by Canadian composer Ana Sokolovic. Then Hamish MacCunn's The Land of the Mountain and the Flood followed by some Janáček quartet - exquisite. Then something almost medieval for flute and pipes leading into a couple of wild cards - a secret. The hour ends with some of Bruckner's 4th.
I hope you can join me to listen.

Both Channel 292 and WBCQ do live streams if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.

Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well/badly the signal is received where you live.

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril.

Regular Broadcast times are:
15:00 - 16:00 UTC Sunday, and repeated 19:00 - 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz (Channel 292 Germany).
00:00 - 01:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz 9WBCQ - Maine).

Media & Tech - 31/08/2019

WBCQ new superstation tests

Allan Weiner announced on his show on August 30 that the super station would be testing in the upcoming week at various power levels on 12.120, 15.705, and 17.735 MHz. This corresponds to the August 25 HFCC update posted by swldxbulgaria:

USA New 24 hrs schedule of WBCQ-6 in HFCC, August 25
0900-1157 on 17735 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg - is cancelled
0900-1157 on 15705 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
1200-1957 on 17735 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
2000-0857 on 12120 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic

(via WOR io group)

World Music Radio and others

DENMARK, Good signal now for World Music Radio, Randers, 15805, 1340, 31-08, pop songs, id. "World Music Radio". 35433

ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36 on air again today Saturday with non stop Latin American songs.

MALI, Radio Mali, Bamako, last Saturdays with English program at 1850 on 5995, probably today again at same time.

BRAZIL, Radio Inconfidencia, reactivated only a few days, missing last days on 15190.

Manuel Méndez 
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Friol

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 31/08/2019

Tiganesti & Galbeni are out of service on August 30-31:

ROMANIA   One transmitter of Romanian 300 kW broadcast center at Tiganesti is out of service on August 30-31:

1200-1226 on  9610 TIG 300 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
1300-1356 on 11940 TIG 300 kW / 052 deg to CeAs Russian
1400-1456 on  7355 TIG 300 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German
1500-1526 on  7360 TIG 300 kW / 037 deg to EaEu Russian
1530-1556 on 11830 TIG 300 kW / 247 deg to NoAf Arabic
1600-1656 on  9590 TIG 300 kW / 135 deg to N/ME Romanian
1700-1756 on 11850 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu English
1800-1856 on  9570 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu German
1900-1956 on 11850 TIG 300 kW / 262 deg to SoEu Spanish

And even both Tiganesti are out of service on August 31
0630-0656 on  9740 TIG 300 kW / 247 deg to NoAf Arabic
0630-0656 on 11970 TIG 300 kW / 247 deg to NoAf Arabic

And later today on August 31 Galbeni is out of service
1000-1056 on  9790 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg to WeEu French, not on air
1000-1056 on 11650 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg to WeEu French - is on air
1000-1056 on 13790 TIG 300 kW / 247 deg to NoAf French - is on air
1000-1056 on 15130 TIG 300 kW / 247 deg to NoAf French - is on air

And later today on August 31 Tiganesti is out of service again
1100-1156 on 13750 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu English - is on air
1100-1156 on 15130 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu English, not on air
1100-1156 on 15320 GAL 300 kW / 165 deg to EaAf English - is on air
1100-1156 on 17670 GAL 300 kW / 165 deg to EaAf English - is on air

73! Ivo Ivanov
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Radio Joystick on air next Sunday

AUSTRIA, Radio Joystick, The Charlie-Prince Show, Moosbrunn, will be on air tomorrow Sunday September 1st at 1000 UTC, like all first Sunday of the month on 7330 kHz:

"Since 2013 we broadcast via Media Broadcast. The transmitters are located in the small town of Moosbrunn near Vienna, broadcasting our shows on every first Sunday of each month at 12:00 h German time with 100 kW at 7330 kHz on shortwave to Western Europe."  

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

September 1: Radio Prague will become Radio Prague International.

For 83 years now listeners of Czech Radio’s external service broadcasts have been accustomed to hearing our specific call-sign. Both the call sign and the station’s name have changed over the years. Another small change is now in the pipeline. As of September 1, Radio Prague will become Radio Prague International. Use our audio slider for a walk down memory lane…

Glenn Hauser logs August 28-29-30, 2019

** BRAZIL. 4885+, Aug 28 at 0617, JBA carrier just enough to tell it`s slightly offset+plus, but is it R. Clube do Pará or the usual understation, Rdif. Acreana, Rio Branco. Can anyone confirm which or both still active? Someone was wondering if these stations had burned up, but I would not expect that in the cities rather than the jungle. I was lucky to detect this much before 2.6 inches of rain abated my line noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, Aug 29 at 1356:
10160, Chinese, VP
11100, Chinese, VP
11460, Chinese, then music, S4-S7
Three more WOOB JBA carriers on 12350, 13150 an 13320 compute to be 1390 KCRC mixtures with RHC or RM on 13740, 11760, 11930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7600, Aug 30 at 1321, CNR1 jammer, S5-S7 vs intermittent RTTY 7597, // 9680 but no highers found.

At least I can DX the 7 MHz band, as we got 2.6 inches of rain! since 0730 UT which washed out the high line noise, probably temporarily; and now I can hear the weaker lightning crashes. Aoki/NDXC shows 7600 is a Sound of Hope frequency available 23 hours a day, so so is the jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 28 at 0607 check, NO signal from VON. How can a major (well at least high-power) world broadcaster be so unreliable? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1490, Aug 30 at 1652 UT and still past 1730, DEAD AIR form KMFS Guthrie, a tremendous improvement over the usual gospel huxtering: no one at station may care, or cannot even stand it either enough to monitor when it break down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Correxion: The TBN ``14`` call on RF 15 is KTBO, not KOPX, which is the Ion station. Fixed:

I had not checked OKC DTV stations during the storm, but bandscan Aug 27 at 1817 and 1930 UT finds RF 15 and 16 missing! I.e. TBN 14 and Daystar 46, nothing but gospel huxters. Both KTBO and KOCM-DT are back at next check 0450 UT Aug 28, but KOCM signal is Bad, mostly not decoding (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Tonight [UT Thursday Aug 29] I am getting extremely strange stuff in Enid on RF ch 17, which I assume is just the local 3ABN transmitter K17JN-D (altho there are signs of tropo on some other, open channels).

First tuned around 0400 UT Aug 29, re-surveyed after 0500. Around 0430 I snapped a number of photos. EVERYTHING is totally broken up. There is too much of it to capture for my DTV Pixillated Video Art Gallery!

But here are what I snapped, mostly on different subchannels one after another, but not keeping track of exactly which be which. Some are partially recognizable, others pure ART, as also linked from ---

1: some Russian visible
2: Smart Life Style
5: art
6: Unsupported Audio Codec error message
7: sharp art
8: blurry art
9: 3-4 Persian, 3ABN visible
10: sharp art, phone number 618 627 4651
11: cooking show
12: blurry art
13: blurry with English text
14: Russian, with vladimir in Roman
15: Russian, with numbers

On the STB PSIP display, DTV 59-1 thru 59-7, similar lineup to what has for the Amarillo ch 17,
{e.g, K17HI Amarillo
17.2:E:_3Abn Proclaim
17.3:E:Dare to Dream
17.4:S:_3Abn Latino
17.5:E:_3Abn Radio
17.6:S:_3Abn Latino Rad
17.7:E:R. 74}
including some audio only channels such as 59.7 Radio 74 which we also get on 89.3 KIEL Loyal.

59!!! we have never had an original 59 around here and has only two stations on it elsewhere.

On my SANYO DTV these display as 17- whatever and keep going to 8, 10, 11, 13, 61, 71, 75, 111, 122, 133, 201 and finally 202, as I keep changing channel upward, none of these having been programmed in. Some are labeled AUDIO ONLY, which I think I have never seen before on OTA DTV. Some are UNSUPPORTED AUDIO CODEC. 17-8 has glimpses of Russian text, NADEZHDA bug. All are breaking up video and/or audio, even tho the STB signal meter is strong, not steady but fluxuating, still well into the Good range.

Here is the lineup as best I can determine:

59-1 thru 59-7 display as such only on the STB, none higher like on the Sanyo as 17-1 thru 202

UAC = unsupported audio codec error message mid-screen

59-1 3ABN-EN            
59-2 3ABN-PR            
59-3 black and silent    
59-4 black and silent ---
59-5 3ABN-RD            
59-6 3ABN-RL audio only  
59-7 Radio 74 audio only

17-1 3ABN bug LR [main channel]
17-2 will not tune, skips to 4
17-3 will not tune, skips to 4
17-4 audio only
17-6 will not tune, skips to 8
17-7 will not tune, skips to 8
17-8 Russian UAC Nadezhda bug
17-13 HIS LIGHT - LLBN; was organ music earlier
17-61 UAC AID (?) bug
17-71 UAC ?? no bug visible
17-75 illegible bug, English?
17-111 audio only, language? The break-ins are so brief it`s hard to recognize the language
17-122 audio only language?
17-133 audio only Spanish? No, I don`t think so
17-201 Hope Channel bug UR, program earlier Real Family Talk
17-202 UAC Spanish, Lugar de Paz visible; bug UR Esperanza TV [Hope]

Recheck around 1500 UT, same things. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? Thanks, (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WTFDA gg via WORLD OF RADIO 1997, DXLD)

Same thing happening following days, still morning of Aug 30 (gh)

Glenn, The info you refer to (channel lineup) is from the Galaxy 19 Ku satellite (transponder 11842 H). See attached jpeg. The 3ABN feeds are on the same satellite. (Scroll down to 11842 H and you will see the list)

So this has to be coming from one of your local LD's or DTV repeater stations that are sending out that satellite MUX. IF they are not supposed to be doing that, then someone obviously changed something in their satellite receiver from what you have been familiar seeing.

You can always send an email to the owner...?

Clarion Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Rodney Phillips

Or the engineer...
Kevin Fisher
Smith and Fisher LLC
(Jim Thomas, Springfield, Missouri, ibid.)

I believe Jim's analysis is spot on. Someone made a mistake and is trying to stuff the 35 or 40 Mbps DVB-S satellite transponder through the 19 Mbps OTA transmitter, which is causing your awful breakup and the long and somewhat incoherent-seeming list of channels. I don't know quite why it's mapping to 59-x, that's weird, but the rest of it makes perfect sense.(- Trip Ericson, Aug 29, ibid.)

I am not going to try to contact them, rather monitor how long this monstrosity continue, as there is no programming I wish to receive in the clear, nor likely any Enidian, as there has been zero local publicity that this thing even exist (gh, DXLD)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15205.108, Aug 29 at 1742, Qur`an at S7-S8. Riyadh scheduled 16-18, 500 kW at 320 degrees supposedly not beyond W Europe CIRAF 27-28 but also USward.

11820.045, Aug 29 at 1801, Arabic talk but will soon be Qur`aning reliably here afternoons; same parameters as 15205+, 500 k@ at 320 degrees toward Europe and beyond. Could even be same transmitter if they do not overlap (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9515.643, Aug 29 at 0302 VOT English to NAm VG S9+10 but knocked way off-frequency; slight distortion, hum. As Ivo says, ``Something`s always wrong at the TRT Voice of Turkey Emirler [note spelling] transmitting station`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1997, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1996 monitoring: confirmed Wed Aug 28 at 2100:01 on WRMI 9955, JIP as ``---with World of Radio 1996``, after IS & ID loop from at least 2058. Simultaneous WBCQ 7490+ is a JBA carrier in HLNL, but at 2124 check of webcast, NOT WOR, but a religious program `Lifeline`. However, at 2131 WOR starts instead of Goddess Irina. Meanwhile I have inquired of the boardops if this be a permanent change? No, Robert says it`s a timing issue, back to normal next week. [WORLD OF RADIO 1997]

Also confirmed UT Thu Aug 29 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 --- as usual VP here, but this time I check UTwente SDR and find a VG signal! As it is supposed to be, aimed at Europe rather than off the side thisaway, for all our listeners in the middle of their night, as well as five more airings in the 0100-0300 span.

WORLD OF RADIO 1997 Contents: Antarctica, Australia and non, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, China, Cuba, France/Germany, Indonesia, International Waters, Ireland, Japan/Korea North non, México, Mongolia, Netherlands non, Nigeria, North America, Norway, Oklahoma, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Sudan, Turkey, USA, Vietnam non; and the propagation outlook. Ready by 0305 UT Aug 30 for first airings:

2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0630 UT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to SSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday    WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to SSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full WOR schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 5800, Aug 28 at 0610, trace of music, could be // 9395, not 5950; the strange WRMI ``test frequency`` they hope to keep on the air even if all the other transmitters have to close down during high winds from Dorian, even power outage.

This further raises the question, is 5800 really somewhere else than Okeechobee? Like maybe the abandoned 9955 site Hialeah? WRMI has been very mum about this; altho in Jeff`s HFCC 100 kW at Okeechobee is also claimed for 5800 since ``RMI`` means Okeechobee, only; but would not be the only imaginary info in HFCC. Ivo still employs the obsolete site abbr. YFR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Aug 30 at 0407, WTWW-1 on the air with day frequency at night, no 5830; here it`s holding up at S9/+20 with hateful SFAW, referring to ``Governor Chickenlooper down in Colorado``. Wonder if this be more recent than by defunct PPPP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, Aug 28 at 0618 UT, stupid sports talk vs KOKC, especially when nulled, but making fast SAH. In past this has proven to be KOLM Rochester MN, must be on 10 kW day power rather than 800 watts night U8. KOKC has hobbled itself by refusing to fix its tornado-damaged antenna, staying with STA of 10 or 12 kW ND, rather than 50/50 kW U2 as it is still licensed, per new NRC AM Log, which does not get into STAs no matter how non-temporary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10125-LSB, Aug 30 at 1334, INTRUDER, 2-way lots of laughter, sorta Spanish, maybe Tagalog; within what is supposed to be a strictly non-phone ``30m`` hamband (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13572.75, Aug 30 at 1340, Spanish 2-way INTRUDERS, about putas and whistling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15283.0, Aug 29 at 1440, S6-S4 carrier with flutter, maybe trace of music? Same time as much stronger 15300 carrier, probably unrelated, and no match on 15317 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15300, Aug 29 at 1438, S9-S7 open carrier with Doppler flutter; intriguing. HFCC has nothing ever scheduled on 15300 except RFI elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2115 UT August 30

A19 schedule: WWCR

WWCR A19 Schedule (step 2)
September 1, 2019 to October 27, 2019

Transmitter #1 - 100 KW - 46 Degrees
12:00 AM-06:00 AM 0500-1100 3.215 MHz
06:00 AM-05:00 PM 1100-2200 15.825 MHz
05:00 PM-08:00 PM 2200-0100 6.115 MHz
08:00 PM-12:00 AM 0100-0500 3.215 MHz

Transmitter #2 - 100 KW - 85 Degrees
12:00 AM-07:00 AM 0500-1200 5.935 MHz
07:00 AM-10:00 AM 1200-1500 7.490 MHz
10:00 AM-03:00 PM 1500-2000 12.160 MHz
03:00 PM-07:00 PM 2000-0000 9.350 MHz
07:00 PM-12:00 AM 0000-0500 5.935 MHz

Transmitter #3 - 100 KW - 40 Degrees
12:00 AM-07:00 AM 0500-1200 4.840 MHz
07:00 AM-07:00 PM 1200-0000 13.845 MHz
07:00 PM-12:00 AM 0000-0500 4.840 MHz

Transmitter #4 - 100 KW - 90 Degrees
12:00 AM-07:00 AM 0500-1200 5.890 MHz
07:00 AM-07:00 PM 1200-0000 9.980 MHz
07:00 PM-09:00 PM 0000-0200 7.520 MHz
09:00 PM-12:00 AM 0200-0500 5.890 MHz

Agenda DX 31/08/2019

FRSH, Olanda (pirate) (1980)
Radio Praga, Repubblica Ceca 6055 Khz (1936)

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, in Seattle, reports: The current stretch of spotless days is now over 3 weeks, according to The continuing quiet seems eerie. For this past reporting week, Thursday through Wednesday, the average daily solar flux (10.7 GHz radiation recorded in Penticton, British Columbia, which roughly tracks with sunspot activity) was only 66. I couldn’t recall when the weekly average reported in this bulletin was last that low, and couldn’t find any report during the past year with such low activity.

I did an inspection of the numbers and had to go back to the fall of 2007 to find average solar flux in that range. In 2007 we reported an average of 66.5 in bulletin number 40. Can anyone else find solar flux that low or lower in past bulletins? We have them online going back to 1995.

If anyone has copies of propagation bulletins prior to 1995, I would love to see them. I began writing the bulletin in March 1991. Before that, W1HDQ (SK) was the author. I recall copying the bulletin as a teenager in 1966 on CW but have not found anyone who knows when the bulletin began.

Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 66 on August 30 – September 6; 67 on September 7 – 11; 68 on September 12 – 15; 67 on September 16 – October 8; 68 again on October 9 – 12, and 67 on October 13.

Predicted planetary A index is 8, 20, 34, 16, and 8 on August 30 – September 3; 5 on September 4 – 5; 8 on September 6 – 7; 5 on September 8 – 21; 10, 15, and 8 on September 22 – 24; 5 on September 25 – 27; 35, 18, and 10 on September 28 – 30; 5 on October 1 – 2; 10 and 8 on October 3 – 4, and 5 on October 5 – 13.

Note that the predicted planetary A index is 34 on September 1, which according to W3LPL and The ARRL Letter is the 160th anniversary of the infamous Carrington Event. reported a large recurring coronal hole facing Earth and expects the effects to be felt on Sunday, September 1. A planetary A index value of 35 is predicted for the next solar rotation, on September 28.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period August 30 – September 26 from OK1HH. The geomagnetic field will be:

Quiet on: September 10 – 11, 20 – 21, (25 – 26)

Quiet to unsettled on: August 30, September 3 – 5, 7 – 8, 13, 17, 22, 24

Quiet to active on: August 31, September 6, 9, 12, 14 – 16, 18 – 19, 23

Unsettled to active on: September 2

Active to disturbed: September 1

Solar wind will intensify on August (30) – 31, September 1 ( – 2), (4 – 6)

[Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.]

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

A propagation bulletin archive is available. Monthly charts offer propagation projections between the US and a dozen DX locations.

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

Sunspot numbers for August 22 – 28 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0, with a mean of 0. The 10.7 centimeter flux was 65.7, 66.5, 66.3, 66, 65.8, 66.1, and 65.9, with a mean of 66. Estimated planetary A indices were 6, 4, 5, 4, 6, 10, and 5, with a mean of 5.7. Middle latitude A index was 7, 4, 5, 5, 6, 10, and 5, with a mean of 6.

Propagation News – 1 September 2019

The past week was characterised by a low solar flux index and relatively-calm geomagnetic conditions. There were reports of numerous sporadic E openings this week that livened up the 10m band. On Thursday these spread from Serbia through to Germany, Finland and Norway and were probably caused by a strong jet stream, which can be seen on the Met Office 300millibar charts.
The Space Weather Services Bureau of Meteorology in Australia has been reporting that its T index, which can be best thought of as an “equivalent sunspot number”, has been hovering around zero after weeks of being very negative. This suggests that maximum usable frequencies may be up to 20 percent better than we have been experiencing, partly due to quieter geomagnetic conditions, and partly due to the seasonal change. Nevertheless, the Chilton ionosonde has been recording daytime F2 critical frequencies of about 4.3 to 4.7MHz, giving a maximum usable frequency over a 3,000km path of between 14 and 18MHz.

Next week NOAA predicts a solar flux index of 67, but a large T-shaped coronal hole on the Sun threatens to push the K-index up to six late on Saturday, the 31st, or Sunday, the 1st, as solar matter hits the Earth’s magnetic field. This may result in depressed HF conditions after an initial enhancement. These should settle by Tuesday or Wednesday, leaving the rest of the week with a K-index of two or three, and potentially better conditions.

VHF and up:
The last week brought some welcome late season sporadic E to many parts of the UK, even reaching 2m on one occasion. This was an unusually-widespread opening geographically, with most areas from Scandinavia round to Portugal being worked. Sporadic E is possible into early September, so be sure to check the various blogs and clusters for activity. You haven’t got much time left to bag those missing squares!

The coming week will see unsettled weather generally with some showers or spells of rain, especially in the north. This may give a few opportunities for rain scatter. The south will be closer to high pressure over the continent and has the best chance of tapping into some tropo conditions, although it’s not really a strong option until near the end of the week, when high pressure builds in from the Atlantic.

The Moon is past perigee and declination goes negative again tonight, reaching minimum a week today. The EME week will be characterised by shortening Moon windows and rising path losses. There are no major meteor showers this week so stick with the usual pre-dawn enhancement for the best meteor scatter conditions.

venerdì 30 agosto 2019

FRS-Holland celebrates its 39th Anniversary

Following our Summer evening broadcast late July, FRS-Holland will carry out its traditional late August Summer evening broadcast next Sunday September 1st.  
It will be the celebration of our 39th anniversary knowing FRS officially started its broadcasting life on Sunday August 31st 1980. In the past years various interesting themes were presented in our August broadcast: Made in Holland, progressive rock from Dutch bands, the 1967 Summer, Music & Radio Stories, music related to the 'Sea' topic, RNI Musical Memories etc. Also this time we offer a varied & interesting thematic programme offer! Just see for yourself and have a look at our schedule below....
Next Sunday FRS commences transmission at 17:52 UTC/ 19:52 CEST; close down will be at approx. 21:05 UTC/ 23:05 CEST. 
We realize that close down is late but we feel this is the best option. Frequencies will be good old 7700//5810 kHz.

             FRS-HOLLAND Programme Schedule for Sunday September 1st 2019
16:52 Station-opening: ID's & Theme tune. 18:52
17:01 Musical Express- Bert van Leer'Personal Radio Songs': records that remind to Bert van Leer’s personal ánd FRSH past.  He kicks off  with records mainly from the 70s/80s era. 19:01
17:45 Radiowaves- Dave Scott
Classic Rock tracks from 1980. Dave goes back to FRS’ first year of broadcasting with music but also FRS facts from that year.
18:30 German Show- Jan van DijkJan van Dijk is focusing on Sounds Alternative – Alternative Sounds of the 80s in honour of Joop ter ZeeHe will also include a radio item.
19:15 FRS Magazine- Peter VerbruggenStatistics and Numbers. In these 39 years FRS has built up quite some statistics. Peter will experience some remarkable statistics and plays music relating to ‘numbers
FRS Golden Show- Mike TaylorMike will be playing 80s & 90s along with some great FRS memories including archive recordings. 22:15-

We are looking to have your company Sunday evening September 1st....!! Your response is please write in.

Choosing for ‘the best of both worlds’ FRSH goes for broadcasting on short wave in good old AM and digital high quality web streaming.. That means that listeners can make their choice out of two separate streams: [] & []. 
Please refer to our website for full details. At this moment I have already contacted the responsible ‘streaming persons’. 
[]  Wednesday Sept. 4th 17:00- 21.00 UTC/ 19:00- 23:00 CEST.
[]  Sunday Sept. 8th 15:00- 19.00 UTC/ 17:00- 21:00 CEST.
[]  Tuesday Sept. 3rd 18:00- 20:00 UTC/ 20:00- 24:00 CEST
[]  Saturday Sept. 7th 15:00- 19:00 UTC/ 17:00- 21:00 CEST
[]  Sunday Sept. 8th 08:00- 12:00 UTC/ 10:00- 14:00 CEST
[]  Thursday Sept. 12th 16:00- 20:00 UTC/ 18:00- 22:00 CEST

One transmitter of Romanian 300 kW broadcast center at Tiganesti is out of service on August 30

ROMANIA   One transmitter of Romanian 300 kW broadcast center at Tiganesti is out of service on August 30:

1200-1226 on  9610 TIG 300 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
1300-1356 on 11940 TIG 300 kW / 052 deg to CeAs Russian
1400-1456 on  7355 TIG 300 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German
1500-1526 on  7360 TIG 300 kW / 037 deg to EaEu Russian
1530-1556 on 11830 TIG 300 kW / 247 deg to NoAf Arabic
1600-1656 on  9590 TIG 300 kW / 135 deg to N/ME Romanian
1700-1756 on 11850 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu English
1800-1856 on  9570 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu German
1900-1956 on 11850 TIG 300 kW / 262 deg to SoEu Spanish


73! Ivo Ivanov
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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

RTE 252 kHz maintenance

Due to extensive engineering work on the transmission mast infrastructure at our station at Summerhill, Co. Meath, the RTÉ Radio 1 LW service will be off air from 09:00 on 10/09/19 to 17:00 17/10/19. Apologise for any inconvenience caused by this necessary infrastructural work.

LRA 36 has changed the program format and only non stop songs heard all days of the weak

ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel has been on the air since last week all days of the week, instead of only some days, mainly Tuesdays and Thursdays, but the program format has changed and now only non stop Latin American songs has been heard and not the program "Llevando Esperanza" with comments by two or three females and some male. The usual time is 1230 to 2000 UTC, and the program "Llevando Esperanza" lasted about two hours, from about 1300 to 1500 and repeated from 1800 to 2000.  Now, 1910 UTC, 30-08, on air with non stop Latin American songs, like all past days of the weak, including last weekend. 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

New RNE LOCAL/REG schedulle form Sep. 2nd.

From next monday (Sep. 2nd) the local and regional outputs on RNE-R1 and R5TN will be as follow:

times UTC (new times in bold)
0525-0530 R5TN LOCAL
0545-0600 R1//R5TN REG
0715-0730 R5TN LOCAL
0804-0806 R1//R5TN REG
0904-0906 R1//R5TN REG
1004-1006 R1//R5TN REG
1110-1200 R1//R5TN REG
1504-1506 R1//R5TN REG
1604-1606 R1//R5TN REG
1820-1830 R1//R5TN REG

0705-0715 R5TN REG
1130-1200 R1//R5TN REG

Mauricio Molano
RX site:  Aldea del Cano, Cáceres.
LAT:  39º17'09.70 N    LONG: 6º19'00 W

Hobart Radio International & Jordan's Corner of Radio C292, Germany transmissions

We're doing a transmission this weekend due to the possible outage that could take place at WRMI.

Starting today (31st August) 

"We welcome back Jordan C. J Heyburn for Jordan's Corner of Radio. 🎙️ To celebrate his return 🎉, Hobart Radio International is trialing two transmissions this weekend on Channel 292!! 📢

➡️Saturday: 6070kHz at 2000UTC
➡️Sunday 7440kHz at 1600UTC

Media & Tech - 30/08/2019

Changes to Rete Italia Australia

We regret to inform the Italian communities of Australia – in particular the listeners of Rete Italia – that, due to the high cost of broadcasting and technical maintenance across all of Australia, it has become necessary to reduce the number of frequencies which transmit Rete Italia.”
This means that, as of Thursday, August 22, 21 frequencies will no longer transmit Rete Italia programs.
These 21 frequencies are:
  • Victoria: Mildura 89.1FM
  • New South Wales: Newcastle/Gosford 801AM; Wollongong 1575AM; Griffith 90.5FM
  • ACT: Canberra South 1638AM
  • Queensland: Gold Coast 1620AM; Atherton 99.1FM; Ingham 96.9FM; Mackay 1611AM; Rockhampton 1611AM; Gladstone1620AM; Toowoomba1620AM
  • South Australia: Mount Gambier 1629AM
  • Western Australia: Perth 657AM; Esperance 1611AM; Kalgoorlie 1611AM; Albany 1629AM
  • Northern Territory: Darwin 1611AM
  • Tasmania: Launceston 1611AM; Devonport 1611AM; Hobart 1611AM             
The seven frequencies which will continue to transmit Rete Italia programs are:
  • Victoria: Melbourne1593AM; Shepparton1629AM; Swan Hill 87.6FM; Wangaratta1620AM
  • New South Wales: Sydney1539AM
  • Queensland: Brisbane 1620AM; Sunshine Coast 1620AM
This a painful decision made by the Board of Directors, but a necessary one to safeguard the future of the company, which this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Il Globo and the 72nd birthday of La Fiamma.
Finally, it must be remembered and acknowledged that for 25 years, Rete Italia has broadcast Italian-language programs in every state across Australia – an accomplishment that no other Italian community in the world has achieved.
You can still listen to Rete Italia anywhere in Australia and around the world.

AlR Chinsurah tests on 1134 kHz tonight with 1000 kW

look out for All India Radio Super Power Transmitter at Chinsurah on 1134 KHz
tonight around 1800-2230 UTC (11.30 pm to 4.00 am IST ) for test transmissions
(Timings subject to change due to test).

Today's tests are with about 1000 kW.


                                                     Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
                                            National Institute of Amateur Radio
                                                        Hyderabad, India
                                                       cell: 91  94416 96043

Svizzera: FM fino al 2024

Dal 2024 in Svizzera, tutti i programmi radiofonici saranno diffusi solo in modalità digitale principalmente via piattaforme DAB+. È questo l'obiettivo del settore radiofonico che al più tardi entro il 2024 intende cessare la diffusione analogica su OUC dei propri programmi. Il 1° dicembre 2014, alcuni rappresentanti della SSG e delle radio private hanno trasmesso alla consigliera federale Doris Leuthard una tabella di marcia in tal senso.

Il passaggio dalla diffusione in modalità analogica a quella digitale deve svolgersi in due fasi: entro fine 2019 tutti i programmi OUC vanno diffusi anche in modalità digitale su una piattaforma DAB+. Dal 2020 le emittenti radiofoniche vogliono abbandonare la diffusione via OUC in modo progressivo e coordinato. Il processo dovrebbe concludersi entro il 2024. 

In Svizzera, l'ampliamento della diffusione radiofonica digitale procede a grandi passi: il 30 agosto 2014, la Digris SA ha inaugurato a Zurigo la prima isola DAB+ della Svizzera tedesca, arricchendo il palinsesto radiofonico con 14 nuovi programmi. D'ora in avanti, gli abitanti di Zurigo potranno ricevere ben 47 programmi radiofonici in modalità digitale. La prima isola DAB è stata inaugurata dalla Digris SA a Ginevra già il 1° giugno 2014. Sono in programma altre isole DAB+. La Digris SA possiede una concessione di radiocomunicazione per l'esercizio di isole DAB+ nei principali agglomerati della Svizzera. Queste ultime sono concepite principalmente per la diffusione digitale a basso costo di piccoli programmi non commerciali via OUC o Internet. 

Dal 16 aprile 2014, anche nella Svizzera romanda esiste una rete DAB+ per le emittenti radiofoniche commerciali private: la Romandie Médias SA diffonde 11 programmi OUC privati, due nuovi programmi radiofonici digitali e i programmi Rete TRE e SRF4 News della SSR. D'ora in avanti, in questa regione più del 90 per cento di tutti i programmi OUC può essere captata anche in tecnica digitale DAB+.

La Romandie Médias SA è una società di partecipazione che riunisce tutte le emittenti OUC diffuse tramite DAB+ nella Svizzera romanda, la SSR e Swisscom Broadcast SA. SwissMediaCast SA (SMC) nella Svizzera tedesca è un'impresa con un'organizzazione analoga. Dall'ottobre 2009 SMC esercita una piattaforma DAB+ di regione linguistica con 18 programmi radiofonici, tra cui otto programmi OUC privati, tre programmi della SSR nonché sette programmi privati che possono essere captati soltanto tramite tecnologia DAB+ e reti via cavo. Inoltre, dal dicembre 2012 SMC sta costruendo diverse piattaforme regionali DAB+. Sono operative quelle di Zurigo-Svizzera settentrionale, di Berna-Friburgo e della Svizzera orientale, su cui attualmente, oltre ai radiogiornali regionali della SSR, sono diffusi altri sette programmi OUC. Sono in programma altre isole DAB+.

Dal 30 agosto 2014, alcune regioni della Svizzera tedesca potranno ricevere in modalità digitale circa il 70 per cento di tutti i programmi radiofonici OUC titolari di una concessione, come anche tutti i programmi della SSR.

Shortwave Radiogram, 29 August-1 September

Please note the  new "winter" frequency, 5960 kHz, for The Mighty KBC. The schedule is below.

Hurricane Dorian may be an issue this weekend. It is expected to hit somewhere in Florida on Monday. However, on Sunday, winds in the outer bands of the storm may start to affect operations at WRMI in Okeechobee, Florida. Let's hope that WRMI does not suffer any lasting damage from Dorian.

Last week's hidden message was in QPSK63 at 65 Hz.  Apparently the QPSK63 worked better via WINB than via WRMI, because WINB has a lower audio cutoff. For this week hidden messages, we return to BPSK63F.  It will start 30 seconds after the closing MFSK32 ends. There will be four messages, centered on 95, 85, 75, and 65 Hz, with 20 seconds silence between the transmissions. For each an RSID will be transmitted, but they may not work, so plan to change the audio frequency manually. The BPSK63F will be mostly audible, especially as the audio frequencies become lower.

This weekend's show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with nine MFSK images, and hidden messages in BPSK63F.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 115, 29 August-1 September,  in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:39  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:46  The Mini car is 60 years old*
 6:54  MFSK64: Orbiting atomic clock activated*
11:07  This week's images*
25:01  MFSK32: Closing announcements
26:44  BPSK63F: Hidden messages at 95, 85, 75, 65 Hz

* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to

Twitter: @SWRadiogram or (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Thursday 2330-2400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Friday 1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 15120 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on new 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK 64 is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: . See also and

“This is a Music Show” is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays, 0100-0200 UTC on 5850 kHz and 0130-0230 UTC on 9395 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. . or @ThisIsAMusicSho .

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Wednesdays at 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB. I will try to check in to this net more frequently.

Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at

Good reception Andean Stations tonight at about 0100

Good propagation tonight at about 0100 for Andean stations.

BOLIVIA, 3310, Radio Mosoj Chasqui, Cotapachi, 0056-0111, 30-08, Quechua, comments. Clear signal today. 25322.

ECUADOR, 6050, HCJB, Pichincha, 0102-0109, 30-08, Spanish, religious comments. QRM from China on the same frecuencia. 32532.

PERU, 4774.9, Radio Tarma, Tarma, 0057-0115, 30-08, good and clear reception today for Radio Tarma, Spanih, comments, at 0100 identification: “1510 kHz onda media, 4775 kHz onda corta, 90.9 MHz frecuencia modulada, transmite Radio Tarma, desde Tarma, Perú en América del Sur”, Peruvian songs, more comments in Spanish. 24322

Manuel Méndez 
Lugo, Spain

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

Agenda DX 30/08/2019

Radio Guatapuri, Colombia 740 Khz (1963)
Radio Nacional Tartagal, Argentina 540 Khz (1978)

Festa di Santa Rosa di Lima in Perù

giovedì 29 agosto 2019

Media & Tech - 29/08/2019

SWLDXBulgaria News August 29

AUSTRIA   Reception of Oesterreichischer Rundfunk ORF-1 in 49mb, August 29
0500-0620 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Mon-Fri, very good:

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Koode Radio International KRI via MBR Issoudun, August 28
1900-1930 on  9810 ISS 100 kW / 175 deg to WCAf Nigerian Fulfulde, fair/good signal:

GREECE    Very good signal of Voice of Greece VOG on 9420 kHz, August 29
0656-0700 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Serbian tx#3 and off air
THAILAND   Fair/good signal of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Sce Bankok 88MHz, August 29:
1000-1100 on 17850 UDO 250 kW / 305 deg to N/ME English Bankok 88MHz, instead of Thai

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey in Turkish, instead Arabic on 11750 kHz, August 29:
0600-0855 on 11750 EMR 500 kW / 080 deg to CeAs Turkish, as scheduled in A19
0900-0903 on 11750 EMR 500 kW / 080 deg to CeAs Turkish, instead of Arabic &
0905-0955 on 11750 EMR 500 kW / 120 deg to N/ME Arabic, as scheduled in A19.
Something`s always wrong at TRT Voice of Turkey Emerler transmitting station

U.K.(non)   Radio Ndrason International via ENC-DMS Woofferton, August 28
1900-2100 on 12050 WOF 250 kW / 152 deg to WeAf Kanuri, very good signal

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabayya, August 29
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun, weak/fair

USA   Shortwave schedule of WWCR World Wide Christian Radio from September 1

USA(non)   Alameda Bible Fellowship via RMI Issoudun in 22/25mb, August 28
1700-1730 on 13660 ISS 500 kW / 135 deg to EaAf English Mon/Wed/Fri, good
1930-2000 on 11860 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WeAf English Mon/Wed/Fri, good


73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to

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

RTI trasmissioni test da Taiwan in tedesco dal 30/08

Segnalo che anche quest'anno RTI trasmetterà il suo programma in lingua tedesca

per alcuni giorni direttamente dal trasmettitore Tamsui in Taiwan.
Le date e frequenze di trasmissione sono le seguenti:
Frequenza 11990 kHz: 17: 00-18: 00 UTC
Frequenza 9540 kHz: 18: 00-19: 00 UTC
30 agosto (venerdì) / analogico
31 agosto (sabato) / analogico
01. settembre (domenica) / DRM
06 settembre (venerdì) / analogico
07. settembre (sabato) / analogico
08 settembre (domenica) / analogico
13 settembre (venerdì) / analogico
14 settembre (sabato) / analogico
15 settembre (domenica) / DRM
20 settembre (venerdì) / analogico
21 settembre (sabato) / analogico
22 settembre (domenica) / analogico
I rapporti di ricezione verranno confermati con una speciale cartolina QSL.

I rapporti d'ascolto si ricevono tramite il modulo dal sito Web 
- via e-mail a deutsch(at) o all'indirizzo postale 
Radio Taiwan Internazionale, Servizio tedesco, P.O. Box 123-199, Taipei 11199, Taiwan


73 da N. Marabello
QTH Treviso, Italia

Antenna: filare 6 metri

Unique Radio off air indefinitely

Unfortunately Unique radio will be off air for a while. This includes relays internationally.

There are numerous reasons as to why ,but , I can cite the following as factors:

Technical problems including an antenna breakage 

No technical person to help in such matters

Funds have diminished due to factors beyond my control

I would love to put a station together that would of course have the best broadcast equipment and this is being looked  into at the moment.

Thank you all for your support over the time,

Best regards

Timothy Gaynor
Unique Radio
Gunnedah NSW

Agenda DX 29/08/2019

South Coast Radio, Gran Bretagna 945 - 1323 Khz (1983)
RCN Neiva, Colombia 1150 Khz (1943)
Southern Sound, Gran Bretagna 1170 Khz (1985)
Radio San Miguel, Bolivia 4925 Khz (1967)
Deutsche Welle 6075 Khz (1924)

mercoledì 28 agosto 2019

SWLDXBulgaria News August 28

ARMENIA(non)   Trans World Radio India via CJSC Yerevan on August 28:
1535-1539 on  9300 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Fri, good
Wrong freq.announcement: on 7550 kHz (B18), instead of 9300 kHz (A19)

FRANCE   Additional TDF's frequencies, registered in HFCC Database on August 27

FRANCE(non)   Manara Radio International via TDF Issoudun, August 28
1600-1700 on 15285 ISS 150 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, weak to fair:

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on August 28
1700-1800 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed, very good signal
THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service, August 28
1400-1430 on  9390 UDO 250 kW / 132 deg to SEAs English, weak signal

THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service on August 28
1800-1900 on  9920 UDO 250 kW / 313 deg to WeEu Thai, very good signal

TURKEY   TRT Voice of Turkey in Azeri on odd frequency 9505.7 kHz, August 28
1530-1625 on  9505.7 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Azeri, instead of nominal.
Something`s always wrong at TRT Voice of Turkey Emerler transmitting station

U.K.(non)   Reception of IBRA Radio via ENC-DMS Tashkent, August 28:
1430-1500 on  9500 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Hindi Wed-Sun, fair,
QRM same time 9490 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Romanian RRI, strong

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via ENC-DMS Tashkent, August 28
1500-1530 on  9390 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, fair/good:

U.K.(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via ENC-DMS Al-Dhabayya, August 28
1515-1600 on 11775.2 DHA 250 kW / 060 deg to SoAs Urdu, weak to fair


73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to

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

All India Radio high power test on 1134 khz

Please look out for All India Radio Super Power Transmitter at Chinsurah on 1134 KHz tonight after 1800 UTC onwards (11.30 pm IST) for test transmissions. Today tests are with about 700 kW.

Reports may be sent to


                                                     Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
                                            National Institute of Amateur Radio
                                                       Hyderabad, India
                                                       cell: 91  94416 96043

Media & Tech - 28/08/2019

Stations heard in Friol

ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1615-1655, 27-08, strong carrier and at times Latin American songs heard, best on USB. 15311.

BRAZIL, 11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2007-2020, 27-08, Portuguese, comments, Brazilian songs, “Estamos apresentando Nacional Jovem”. 34433.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1801-1831*, 27-08, French, comments, African songs. 13321. 
Also 0537-0848, 28-08, French, comments. 14321.

CUBA, 4765, Radio Progreso, La Habana, 0353-0401*, 28-08,  music, program “Perspectiva”, “Una producción de Radio Progreso”, 0357 brief news program “Reportero Progreso”, anthem and close. 35433.

EQUATORIAL GUINA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, *0520-0548, 28-08, non stop African songs. No program “Panorama Nacional today at 0530. 15321.

GERMANY, 6070, From the Isla of Music, Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot,  Rohrbach, 1900-2010, 27-08, id. “From the Isla of Music, Channel 292, 6070 khz short wave”, Cuban songs, English, Spanish, comments, at 2000 Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot program, English, id. comments, songs. 34433.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0418-0433, 28-08, Spanish, religious comments, music. 15221.

LIBERIA, 6050, ELWA Radio, Monrovia, 0638-0647, 28-08, English, religious comments. 14321.

MALI, 5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, *0546-0610, 28-08, open with African songs, id. “ORTM, la passion du service public”, at 0556 tuning music, anthem, tuning music, id, French, “Vous ecoutez L’Office de Radiodiffusion Television du Mali emettant de Bamako...”, program “ORTM Matin”, Vernacular comments. 34433.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0350-0358, 28-08, classic music, id. “Esto es Cultura México, Señal Internacional”. 24322.

5020, SIBC, Honiara, 0625-0655, 28-08, extremely weak, strong carrier but no audio heard. Strong QRM from Rebelde on 5025.

9545, SIBC, Honiara, 0450-0459*, 28-08, extremely weak, carrier and some audio (songs) detected on USB. Closed at exactly 0459.30.

7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1707-1725, 27-08, Arabic, comments. 24322.

9505, Voice of Africa, Al Aitahab, 1740-1753, 27-08, English, comments, African songs. Strong QRM on 9500. 31421.

TANZANIA, 6015, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 0402-0435, 28-08, Swahili, comments. 34433.

ZAMBIA, 5915, Zanzibar NBC, Radio 1, Lusaka, 0421-0515, 28-08, Vernacular comments, at 0500 English, news about Zambia, advertisements “Zambia Association of Manufacturers”, “Business news”. 24322 at first, deteriorating later to 14321.

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

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

SWLDXBulgaria News August 27-28

CUBA   Radio Rebelde and Radio Habana Cuba in 60mb, August 28
from 0458 on  5025 BAU 100 kW / non-dir to Cuba Spanish, weak
from 0500 on  5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba English, fair

FRANCE(non)   Fair signal of Eye Radio via TDF Issoudun on August 27
1559-1658 on 15410 ISS 250 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri
* including other langs English/Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho

GERMANY(non)   Reception of VOA Deewa Radio via Lampertheim, August 27
1300-1700 on 15640 LAM 100 kW / 092 deg to WeAs Pashto, good signal:

GERMANY(non)   Dandal Kura Radio International via MBR Issoudun, August 27
1800-1900 on 11830 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, very good signal:

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle via MBR Issoudun on August 28
0630-0700 on 11800 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa, good

GREECE   Voice of Greece Proto (First) program on 9420 kHz, August 28
0655&0701 on  9420 AVL 150 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3, very good
* without nx in Arabic/Serbian and transmitter switches off at 0708UT

GUAM(non)   BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting via KTWR Agana, August 27:
1516-1616 on  6055 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Fri, fair, and QRM
at same time  6050 LHA 100 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Chinese PBS Xizang, very good
Wrong frequency announcement in English: on 5905 kHz, instead of new 6055 kHz

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 19mb, August 28:
0640-0643 on 15800 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode
0745-0748 on 15720 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode

NUMBERS STATION   S06s Russian Lady vs. Denge Welat on 11530 kHz on August 28:
0730-0736 on 11530vUnknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB S06s Russian Lady
At same time 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish in AM mode Denge Welat

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb, August 28
0830-0836 on 11565 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good:

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in 25mb, August 27
1630-1830 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM, fair signal &
1700-1800 on 11835 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Tamil Thendral FM, good signal

TURKEY   Voice of Turkey in Turkish on odd frequency 11675.7 kHz on August 28
0600-0630 on 11675.7 EMR 500 kW / 150 deg to WeAs Turkish, instead of nominal
0600-1255 on 13635.0 EMR 500 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Turkish, as scheduled A-19.
Something`s always wrong at TRT Voice of Turkey Emerler transmitting station!

U.K.(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via ENC-DMS Tashkent, August 27:
1530-1600 on  9600 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Hindi, fair signal

U.K.(non)   BBC via ENC-DMS Moosbrunn in 31/25mb, August 28:
0530-0600 on  9745 MOS 300 kW / 195 deg to WeAf Hausa, good
0600-0630 on 11620 MOS 300 kW / 235 deg to NoAf French, fair

VATICAN   Unscheduled broadcast of Vatican Radio in Ukrainian, August 28:
from 0700 on  9645 SMG 250 kW / 060 deg to EaEu Liturgy, very good signal
from 0700 on 11930 SMG 250 kW / 062 deg to EaEu Liturgy, very good signal


73! Ivo Ivanov
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to

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 broadcast of Vatican Radio in Ukrainian, August 28

VATICAN   Unscheduled broadcast of Vatican Radio in Ukrainian, August 28:
from 0700 on  9645 SMG 250 kW / 060 deg to EaEu Liturgy, very good signal
from 0700 on 11930 SMG 250 kW / 062 deg to EaEu Liturgy, very good signal


73! Ivo Ivanov
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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