venerdì 3 luglio 2020

Agenda DX 03/07/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Mambì, Cuba (1935)
Liberty Radio, Gran Bretagna 963 Khz (1995)
BBC Ascension relay (1966)
Radio Jornal de Commercio, Brasile 15145 Khz (1948)

giovedì 2 luglio 2020

L'Australia... in un palmo di mano! Il radioascolto da 23 dollari....

Questa mattina mi è arrivato l'Eton Elite Mini, un ricevitorino sorprendende per soli 23 dollari (acquistato su Amazon.com).

Con l'antenna a stilo cortissima del ricevitore non ci fai molto, specie in casa, specie in mezzo ai palazzi. Ma collegando il polo caldo della MLA-30+ ad un filo accoppiato in modo lasco (foto 1) all'antenna della radio (vedi foto) ho ascoltato anche Reach Beyond Australia!!!

Non è sensibilissimo e quindi sopporta abbastanza bene anche il sovraccarico (se ci colleghi direttamente il polo caldo della MLA-30+ all'antenna va in crisi solo su segnali fortissimi, tipo Radio Romania Int.). Per questo motivo ho costruito al volo una spolettina di accoppiamento tra l'uscita della MLA e lo stilo telescopico, con risultati davvero soddisfacenti! (foto 2)

Il DSP è un po' lento a trovare la migliore elaborazione del segnale; magari all'inizio è un po' distorto con AGC brusca, dopo una trentina di secondi migliora di molto.

La scansione è molto veloce, fin troppo, si ferma solo sulle stazioni più potenti, meglio sintonizzare passo passo con la rotellina.

Sul manuale mancano delle informazioni: premendo il tasto 9/10kHz ad rx spento si seleziona lo step per le onde medie; inoltre premendo il tasto Time a rx acceso si può commutare da una banda all'altra (per esempio dai 31 ai 25 metri ecc.)

La selettività è sufficiente (un po' come i primi portatili Sony e Panasonic)

Non mi piace la custodia in pelle rigida, preferisco il sacchettino del mio vecchio Degen DE1102 (di cui devo sistemare il finale audio, volume bassissimo e distorto) o quello della mia mitica fotocamera Lomo LC-A.

Ora lo voglio "spremere" ancora di più cercando di ascoltare le low-power europee (Shortwaveservice, ecc), vi terrò aggiornati.

Ma ora passo agli ascolti con questo miniportatile! Tutti di oggi 2 Luglio 2020:

1248UTC 15450kHz Voice of Turkey in EE 45444 (*)
1257UTC 11950kHz Radio Romania Internazionale in rumeno, 55555 (*)
1305UTC 12050kHz Woofferton Test Transmission 55555 (*)
1320UTC 13745kHz TWR India in maithili 35343 (*)
1330UTC 13855kHz China Radio International in cinese, 45444 (*)
1342UTC 15275kHz Radio Free Asia in tibetano, 35333 (*)
1346UTC 15590kHz China Radio International in EE, 43433 (*)
1350UTC 15620kHz VOA relay Botswana in somalo, 45444
1355UTC 9490kHz Radio Romania Internazionale in rumeno, 55444
1400UTC 9610kHz La Voce della Turchia in italiano, 55444
1403UTC 9520kHz Radio Romania Internazionale in italiano, 55444
1410UTC 15580kHz VOA relay Botswana in EE, 45444
1425UTC 12005kHz Radio Farda in farsi, 55444
1437UTC 11815kHz China Radio International in EE, 55444
1440UTC 11825kHz Reach Beyond Australia in EE, 35333
1545UTC 12015kHz Voice of Korea in russo, 35333
1635UTC 9400kHz The Overcomer Ministry in EE, tx Kostinbrod, 55444
1718UTC 9996kHz (sintonizzati 9995) RWM Moscow, 45444 gli impulsi si notano anche senza SSB
1825UTC 6070kHz Just Right via Ch. 292, 35443
1948UTC 9920kHz Radio Thailand in EE, 55444

(*) ascolti effettuati vicino al router del PC acceso... quando l'ho spento il noise è diminuito notevolmente

Niente male... domani lo provo all'esterno (l'ho acquistato proprio per questo), e magari stanotte sulle onde medie. Le FM non mi interessano

A presto!
Davide IW2NZR

Foto 1

Foto 2



Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are:
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Now Simulcast on 7440 kHz
Repeated:
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 5850 kHz, Simulcast on 5010 kHz WRMI to the US, Canada and Central America.
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 7440 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 – 03:00 UTC Monday 9455 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
20:00 - 21:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Now Simulcast on 3955 kHz

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

The Radio Tumbril Staff is away with his probation officer, official cup-bearer, and battery operated field recorder at present. However the playlist for the present programme and the next one are on the website: www.tumbril.co.uk

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

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

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland

www.tumbril.co.uk

AMIGOS DE LA ONDA CORTA DE RADIO EXTERIOR DE ESPAÑA Programas del 02 de Julio 2020

AMIGOS DE LA ONDA CORTA DE RADIO EXTERIOR DE ESPAÑA

Programas del 02 de Julio 2020

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

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

En el programa de hoy:
RADIO SÁHARA EAJ 202-203
El periodista Pedro Ignacio de Dalmases fue director de Radio Sáhara desde octubre de 1974 a enero de 1976. Él nos descubre el papel de la emisora, que comenzó sus emisiones el 18 de julio de 1961. A lo largo de sus casi 15 años de vida fue el medio de comunicación del Gobierno español para contrarrestar la propaganda de los países vecinos y contribuyó a asentar la idea de identidad saharaui. Radio Sáhara emitió en español y en lengua hasanía. El 26 de febrero de 1976, los españoles fueron evacuados del Sáhara y dos días después la emisora pasó a manos de la Radio Televisión Marroquí.

INFORME A.E.R.

Informe del mes de julio de la Asociación Española de Radioescucha (AER).

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

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

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

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

Otros espacios diexistas en español en:
http://programasdx.com/

Programas DX en facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/programasdx

Programas DX en twitter:
https://twitter.com/programasdx

Cordiales 73
Programas DX

SWR 20th anniversary 48hr broadcast from 2100 tonight

Finland: Scandinavian Weekend Radio (SWR) celebrates 20 years on the air in July 2020 and will be on the air for 48 hours from tonight (rather than their usual 24 hour broadcast).

Signs on at 2100 UTC Thursday 2nd July and broadcasts until 2100 UTC on Saturday 4th July on usual frequencies 5980 or 6170 kHz and 11690 or 11720 kHz. Full hour by hour programme schedule is at: http://www.swradio.net/schedule.htm which includes Radio Emma Toc World Service 0700-0800 UTC on Saturday (freqs at that time 6170 and 11690).

2100 UTC Thu - 1500 UTC Fri: 6170 and 11690 Khz
1500 UTC Fri - 2100 UTC Fri: 5980 and 11720 Khz
2100 UTC Fri - 1500 UTC Sat: 6170 and 11690 kHz
1500 UTC Sat - 2100 UTC Sat: 5980 and 11720 kHz

Happy 20th Birthday SWR!
(Alan Pennington via bdxc-news io group)

Media & Tech - 02/07/2020


Frequency change of Reach Beyond Australia from 17850 kHz to new 12010 kHz

AUSTRALIA   Frequency change of Reach Beyond Australia from 17850 kHz to new 12010 kHz
1130-1200 on 12010 KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to SoAs various languages, ex 17850 as follows
1130-1145 Dzongkha Daily; 1145-1200 Nepali Mon/Fri; Tsangla Tue-Thu; Dzongkha Sat/Sun.

--

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

L’antenna RAI simbolo di Caltanissetta, Pagano: “Presenterò interrogazione per conoscere il destino”

“Presentero’ un’interrogazione alla Camera per conoscere quali azioni intendano mettere in atto i ministeri competenti per il destino dell’antenna Rai Way, che dal 1951 e’ divenuta simbolo della citta’ di Caltanissetta, un valore confermato dal vincolo storico identitario a cui l’installazione e’ soggetta da parte della Soprintendenza ai beni culturali della provincia di Caltanissetta“. Cosi’ il vice presidente della Lega alla Camera, Alessandro Pagano. “Nonostante cio’, la Rai, attraverso la propria controllata e proprietaria dell’impianto, la Rai Way, vorrebbe demolire la storica antenna. L’assessorato ai Beni Culturali della Regione Sicilia si e’ espresso chiaramente a favore del vincolo di interesse storico culturale, su cui concorda anche la memoria difensiva dell’Avvocatura di Stato. L’antenna, all’avanguardia tecnologica all’epoca della sua installazione, era la piu’ alta d’Europa e tutt’oggi e’ simbolo della baricentricita’ della citta’ in Sicilia.

I cittadini di Caltanissetta e i siciliani tutti non vogliono perdere uno dei simboli della propria identita’. Una volonta’ che dovrebbe essere rispettata, anche alla luce del vincolo di interesse culturale a cui e’ sottoposto l’impianto. È auspicabile pertanto che il governo intervenga a tutela di un monumento identitario della e nel contempo provveda alla messa in sicurezza dello stesso, senza disagi o peggio ancora sgomberi dei cittadini residenti”.  (Il Fatto Nisseno)

WWCR maintenance

WWCR is working on a major transmitter repair. Additionally, WWCR streams may not be playing scheduled content. Many have inquired about, all parts needed to complete this project should be received by July 3. WWCR staff and management appreciate your patience during this time

Glenn Hauser logs June 30-July 1, 2020

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE

Hi Glenn, My latest Hitlist update.
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Germany - Channel 292: Added direct link for programming on frequency of 3955 kHz
2) Madagascar - Madagascar World Voice: Added link for African Pathways as part of MWV entry
3) South Sudan - Eye R: Updated link to Live stream
4) Spain - REE: Updated link to frequency page for A-20 schedule
5) UK - BBC WS: removed links to "Global Beats"; added links to "This is Africa" and "Music Life"

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be late July. Best wishes and 73, Alan Roe

** CUBA. 13820, July 1 at 1402, noise jammer grinding away vs nothing, since that`s a B-season-only Radio Martí frequency, instead on 13605 now, also heavily jammed. Something`s always incompetent and excessive at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA NORTH. 13760.201, July 1 at 1403, VOK way off-frequency, JBA talk in unID language. Much weaker 13650 is on 13649.964. The other ones closer to nominal but unmeasured: 11735, 11710-strongest, 9435 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 1270, June 30 daytime I can`t get enough signal from KRXO Claremore/Tulsa; UT July 1 at 0158 now some skywave helps as I hear Spanish, ``tu música`` and indeed music right across 0200 hourtop; 0202 ID mentions ``107.9 FM y 1270 AM``; 0510 UT recheck I again hear ``107.9``. Plenty of QRM but this station is generally atop on my E-W longwire. More music across 0600, until 0603 full ID, the first few words pronounced sorta English, ``KRXO, Claremore-Tulsa, 1270 AM y 107.9 FM ---- nueva frecuencia``.

I was checking it out after seeing this in Bill Hale`s FM News column in July WTFDA VHF-UHF Digest:

``OK Oklahoma City 107.9 KRXO-FM Spanish CHR: ‘Ritmo 107.9’``

That can`t be right, as the real full-power KRXO-FM is still on 107.7 in OKC, with stupid sports talk, in English; certainly no room for another, one channel up! Same owner Tyler Media does have a 107.9 translator in Tulsa of KRXO (AM) 1270; and a CP to move it to nearby Broken Arrow, per FCC FM Query. However, WTFDA FM Database shows K300CY, the 107.9 in Broken Arrow is Spanish CHR, Ritmo 107.9, relaying KRXO 1270.

1270 must be a recent flip, not sure when; believe I still had 1270 in English sports talk early in June. Radio-locator.com still has it sports, ``The Franchise``. Site is between Owasso and Claremore, NE of Tulsa, but plenty coverage of entire metro. 5 kW day pattern does have a notch toward Enid; 1 kW night pattern less of a notch. Why move the FM to Broken Arrow, SE of Tulsa? Census data indicates most Hispanic neighborhoods are in central Tulsa. Maybe it`s going up on a high-tower antenna farm.

Radio.locator.com coverage map for ``K300CY-FM`` [sic] shows from east side of Tulsa near ``New Tulsa``, local contour not reaching all of Tulsa but the distant one does (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed the Wednesday July 1 at 2100+ on WBCQ 7490v, good at a Rochester NY SDR checked at 2121, while poor at Alexandria VA, and JBA here so I could not be positive it were I speaking. Next:

0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com PayPal not necessarily in US funds as they will convert.

Next WOR 2041 should be ready by early UT Friday July 3 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9395, July 1 at 1417, this WRMI-6 is off, no signal, while 9455 WRMI-8 with TOMBS on same parameters is S9+10. Recheck at 1836, 9395 is back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7315, WHRI, not multi-squealy at 0100 June 30, OK with VOV relay, unlike 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9980, July 1 at 1830, WWCR-4 is still AWOL; crashed? Outdated June 1 program schedules still display (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11600-11300, July 1 at 1407-1416, looking for CNR1 jammers, hear a big wideband buzz slowly drifting downward, ionosonde? Seemed steady but really slowing down, as I time approximate intervals between crossings:
11450-11400: 55 seconds
11400-11350: 80 seconds
11350-11300: 205 seconds
And it`s just about stalled around 11300, 55 seconds later
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2234 UT July 1

Agenda DX 02/07/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Reloj, Costarica 4832 Khz (1945)

mercoledì 1 luglio 2020

Wolfgang Bueschel: Korea observations

mixed feelings,
some of the D.P.R. Korean TX units are even 'even frequency' :

KOREA  D.P.R.  More logs June 27 at 19.50-21 UT here in central Europe:

11634.968  Voice of Korea from Kujang, full English schedule given/read
at 19.54 UT, 18 kHz wideband broad audio signal, S=9+25dB or -53dBm,
and next to
11640even channel of CRI Bamako Mali relay,
probably in Portuguese(?) language at 19.56 UT. S=8-9 or -72dBm.

11910even kHz exact fq  Voice of Korea KCBS Korean via Kujang site,
S=9+10dB at 20.12 UT. And low two buzz strings visible either sideband
+/- 100 / 200 Hertz apart distance strings.

12014.990 kHz  Voice of Korea KCBS Korean via Kujang site, S=9+40dB
or -41dBm powerhouse signal towards central Europe, Korean language
program at 20.18 UT. (and Kujang transmission center 'own'
intermodulation scratching jammer signals covered audio, occured on the
bcast center site in KRE  D.P.R.)

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 27)

KOREA  D.P.R.  9650.011  Voice of Korea from Kujang, Japanese sce heard in
remote SDR rx unit at Edmonton, Alberta CAN, S=7 at 07.28 UT on June 28.
Ladies singer program.

9665even KCBS Pyongyang from Kanggye site, S=6-7 at 07.30 UT, also similar
typical Korean Army ladies singer program.

9874.972  Voice of Korea from Kujang shortwave site, Russian sce towards
Asia / Siberia, sidelobe into Alberta-CAN, S=6-7 at 07.38 UT on June 28.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

Media & Tech - 01/07/2020


Very odd frequency of Voice of Korea in 22mb on July 1

KOREA D.P.R.  Very odd frequency of Voice of Korea in 22mb on July 1
1300-1357 on 13760.2 KUJ 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu English and follow
1400&1600 French; 1500/1800 English; 1700&2000 Korean; 1900 Spanish.

--

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

Frequency changes of All India Radio AIR External Service

INDIA   Frequency changes of All India Radio AIR External Service
1145-1315 NF 17595 BGL 500 kW / 038 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 17510
1215-1330 NF  9580 BGL 500 kW / 038 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex  9450

--

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

WLC Radio TEST on 11600 kHz via Secretbrod on July 1

SECRETLAND(non)    WLC Radio TEST on 11600 kHz via Secretbrod on July 1:
0700-1000 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to NoAf Arabic, very good signal
0700-1000 on 15700 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic, NOT ON AIR TODAY
& alternative 9700 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic, NOT ON AIR TODAY

--

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

FTIOM & UBMP, del 5 al 11 de julio

From the Isle of Music, del 5 al 11 de julio:
Esta semana, el guitarrista y líder de la banda Héctor Quintana conversa con nosotros  sobre su nuevo álbum Benny Moré - un siglo después  mientras escuchamos algunas hermosas canciones de esta grabación en vivo.
Las emisiónes tienen lugar:
1. Para Europa oriental pero audible más allá de la zona objetiva en todas las direcciones con 100Kw, domingo 1500-1600 TUC en SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, desde Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera del alcance, puede escuchar en vivo un enlace de una radio que escucha en Holanda durante la transmisión en
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. Para las Américas y partes de Europa, martes 0000-0100 en WBCQ, 7490 KHz desde Monticello, ME, EE.UU. (lunes 8-9PM EDT en EE.UU.)
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera de rango, puede escuchar una transmisión en vivo desde el sitio web de WBCQ aquí (elija 7490)http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 y 4. Para Europa y a veces más allá, martes 1900-2000 TUC y sábado 1200-1300 TUC en Channel 292, 6070 KHz desde Rohrbach, Alemania.
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera del alcance, puede escuchar en vivo un enlace de radios que escuchan en varios websdrs en Europa.
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am
La página Facebook del programa es https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/
Nuestra página en V-Kontakte es  https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Nuestra página en Patreon es https://www.patreon.com/tilford


Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, el 5 y el 7 de julio:
Dado que participamos en un programa de radio patriótico conmovedor el 4 de julio, para el 5 de julio, el Episodio 172 se dedicará a la música extraña de concierto.
Las emisiones tienen lugar:
1. Domingo 2200-2300 (6:00 PM -7:00PM EDT) WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz de EE. UU. a las Américas y partes de Europa
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera de rango, puede escuchar una transmisión en vivo desde el sitio web de WBCQ aquí (elija 7490) http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Martes 2000-2100 TUC en el Canal 292, 6070 KHz desde Rohrbach, Alemania para Europa.
Si no tiene una radio que recibe onda corta o está fuera del alcance, puede escuchar en vivo un enlace de una radio de varios websdrs en Europa.
La página Facebook del programa es https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
Nuestra página en V-Kontakte es  https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
La página en Patreon es https://www.patreon.com/tilford

New Religious Shortwave Broadcaster from Illinois to use DRM

The FCC accepted for filing on May 27 an application from Parable Broadcasting, LLC, a company based in Norfolk, Virginia, to build an international shortwave broadcasting station in Batavia, Illinois, specifically, “to serve areas of Europe that may be authorized by the Commission.

The planned broadcast content includes religious and educational programming as well as data content provided by third parties. The applicant is positioning the proposed station to take advantage of the recent push by the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters to develop and provide content for the growing DRM [Digital Radio Mondiale] market.”

According to the filing, the station will use two 15 kW transmitters from Amplifier Systems, Inc. and utilize a two-section log-periodic antenna of 18.0 dBi gain, mounted 184 feet above ground. The transmission line, made by Comscope, will be 5-inch diameter 50-ohm coaxial cable 550 feet long. The document states that the station will broadcast only in DRM mode. The filing indicates the station will “operate between 5.9-15.8 MHz international shortwave bands coordinated with the FCC and HFCC [High Frequency coordinating Committee].”

According to drawings submitted by the engineering firm, the log-periodic antennas will be a wire configuration supported by two towers that will allow, a small area of land that replaces a rhombic antenna twice the size and achieves a low take-off angle while operating on a wide frequency bandwidth (4-30 MHz), achieving over 18 dBi power gain.
 
Parable Broadcasting Company's HF application submitted to FCC can be forund here :

https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/104261750512086/Parable%20HF%20Application%20(Final).pdf

(Source : The Spectrum Monitor, July 2020 )

(via Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India via WOR io group)

Agenda DX 01/07/2020

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio San Francisco Solano, Perù 4750 Khz (1995)
Radio Copàn International, Honduras 15674 Khz (1993)
Radio Horizonte, Perù 4534 Khz (1992)
Radio 710 AM, Brasile (1958)
WXRF, Puerto Rico 1590 (1948)
Radio Ciudad del Mar, Cuba (1936)
Radio Reloj, Cuba (1947)
CMEC Radio Revolucion, Cuba (1933)
Radio Maldwin, Gran Bretagna 756 Khz (1993)
KSKO, Alaska 870 Khz (1981)
NSB, Giappone 3925 Khz (1954)
La Voz de Llano, Colombia 6115 Khz (1960)
CJCY, Canada 920 Khz (1982)
VOA Filippine (1969)
Radio Rio Negro, Argentina 1000 Khz (1963)

Glenn Hauser logs June 30, 2020

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

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

Both updated as of June 30

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, June 30 at 2030 I happen to tune across here as the Radio Tirana IS plays via WRMI; soon canned sign on claiming it`s only on internet, as if this SW relay be inconsequential or even unknown at HQ! Well, it is just about, as the original 6-day-a-week schedule has been pared down and down to only one, on Tuesdays, presumably ceded to paying customers. Off the side here, this one anyway is unusable, S9-S7 but too much noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey June 30 at 1329: 14850 S9-S6 fluttery; 14400 JBA carrier algo; 15130; 12880 JBA; 12870 S9-S7; 12190 JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 7254.9v, June 30 at 0550, VON is on already with open carrier except for some hum; 0559 recheck in IS and sign-on Hausa; after missing a few nights. This does not deter a ham QSO on 7253-LSB at 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NIGERIA. 11769.903V, June 30 at 2033, VON in unknown talk, Hausa scheduled, S9-S7 but noisy and undermodulated? Often detected in the afternoons here, always way off-frequency, but haven`t measured it in quite a while. Carrier slightly unstable too (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.3, June 30 circa 1430 UT on caradio, on the way to Primary poll to advance Sen. Inhofe`s opposition, Oklahoma news where normally only fringe remnants of somethings, KS dominant; non-ID as ``Z-92``, soon obviously the Woodward station which is only 10.5 kW H&V ERP, altho ``Z-92`` is not in the WTFDA DB:
``KMZE 92.3 WOODWARD OK 10.5 368.0 m 36-16-23 99-26-45 TALK/SPORTS TRI STATES NEWS TALK SPORTS``.
Searching 92.3 on ``Z-92`` (hyphen required) would lead instead to stations in FL, NE. Minor tropo enhancement westward (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, June 30 at 0552, WWCR-4 is off again, no Brother Scare here. Daytime channel 9980 also gone, June 30 at 1743 check. So maybe the transmitter be broken, or Overcomer`s virtually 24/7 buyout be over already in less than a full month? Had not paid attention to whether the previous few hours a weekday with otherhuxters remain on #4 air: 9980 M-F 20-21; 5890 Tu-Sa 02-04. But June 30 at 2025, 9980 is also OFF. Maybe we shall see a revised program schedule after July 1, mostly blank (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, June 30 at 2221, VOT is detectable, but very weak and unreadable vs no RTTY, but local persistent birdie, talk rather than music fill. Try UTwente, and find excellent reception, `Turkey`s Tourist Attraxions` about Mardin, ending into music at 2223 --- one of the talk programs still being aired if not produced, probably evergreens. Mardin is in the southeast, i.e. Kurdistan and has a majority-Kurdish population who spell it Mêrdin. I`ll bet TRT didn`t emphasize that or even mention it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2040 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue June 30 at
0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA here, good at UTwente SDR. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Gerald T. Pollard, Raleigh NC, who sends a generous quarterly contribution marking Solstices & Equinoxes, by check in US funds on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

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

** U S A. WRMI: see ALBANIA [non]

** U S A. WWCR: see SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

** U S A. 93.1, re my strange reception of KRVN 93.1 over a 319-mile path, there is of course a #3 possibility for propagation mode --- meteor scatter. I did not consider this at the time, since it lasted at least a minute and did not display any rapid fading, both of which are uncharacteristic of MS --- but the ``in-between`` distance is more appropriate, and a fireball might have lasted that long. I wonder if there is any reference of such events and their precise locations and timings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7755-USB, June 30 at 0544, weak 2-way with ``cambios``, but don`t recognize any other Spanish. Do they also say ``cambio`` in Tagalog or any other languages? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2237 UT June 30

FTIOM & UBMP, July 5-11

From the Isle of Music, July 5-11:
This week, guitarist and bandleader Héctor Quintana discusses his new album Benny Moré - un siglo después with us as we listen to some beautiful tracks from this live recording.
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490): http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to uplinks from various websdrs in Europe.
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Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, July 5 and 7:
Since we participated in a rousing patriotic radio special program on July 4, for July 5,
Episode 172 will be dedicated to weird concert music.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sundays 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490): http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7
2. Tuesdays 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from different web SDRs in Europe
including a live uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands at http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am
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