sabato 16 gennaio 2021

Ascolti Davide Tambuchi IW2NZR

mt = Mandarin 6 transistor e Tecsun AN-100
k = Kenwood R-1000 ed antenna MLA-30+
r = Kenwood R-600 ed antenna MLA-30+
f = Yaesu FRG-7 ed MLA-30+
b = Barlow Wadley XCR-30 ed MLA-30+
s = Sony ICF7600DS ed antenna Degen DE31 (in una stanza interna)

kHz ggmmaa utc SINPO rx emittente
1170 261220 1718 24322 m Radio Capodistria in italiano
1170 261220 1835 44343 m Radio Capodistria in italiano
1548 261220 1947 54444 m TWR Grigoriopol, in rumeno
3955 261220 0820 35444 k Radio Waves International, ID in italiano e multilingue (via Ch.292)
3955 261220 0911 25343 r Channel 292 in EE
3955 010121 1802 45444 f Bob's 60s Splash (via Ch. 292) in EE
3985 010121 1755 35444 f SRF1 (via SWservice) in tedesco
5930 271220 1750 45343 f Pars Today - VOIRI Radio Italia
5990 010121 1831 45444 f Radio Romania Internazionale in rumeno
6040 010121 1747 45444 f China Radio International in russo (// 6070 - SINPO 35443)
6070 261220 0835 45444 r Super Clan Radio (via Ch.292) in EE
6070 261220 0930 45444 r Radio Dessau (via Ch.292) in tedesco
6070 261220 1018 55544 r Jake FM (via Ch.292) in tedesco
6070 261220 1100 55544 r Radio Power Rumpel (via Ch. 292) in EE/tedesco
6095 271220 0900 55444 f The Mighty KBC in EE
9495 271220 1735 55555 f Voice of Turkey in spagnolo
9610 271220 1000 55444 f AWR La Voce della Speranza in italiano
9610 030121 1009 55444 f AWR La Voce della Speranza in italiano
9610 100121 1000 35433 s AWR La Voce della Speranza in italiano
9820 271220 1743 55444 f WLC World Last Chance in EE
9965 271220 1105 25332 b Hope Radio, Palau, in EE
11725 281220 1110 45444 f Radio New Zealand International in EE
11825 281220 1340 45444 f Reach Beyond Australia in EE
11875 281220 1355 45444 f Reach Beyond Australia in EE
13750 281220 1242 55555 f Radio Romania International in EE

Davide IW2NZR

BBC World Service asking for comments about shortwave reception

This tweet from Abdalla S, @AbdallaBBC , strategy analyst at BBC World Service ...

Are you able to hear BBC programmes in English on shortwave radio clearly? If not, was it because of interference from another signal or mechanical noise? Please write to us at worldservice.letters@bbc.co.uk and let us know!

https://twitter.com/AbdallaBBC/status/1350046217724698632

About which Mark Fahey @realmarkfahey comments ...
·
So OK a few DXers respond and retweet but zero non-hobby listeners comment. Hmmm. This is just like when Radio Australia had a short break from shortwave (for technical maintenance). Smart way for BBC to measure listenership on shortwave

https://twitter.com/realmarkfahey/status/1350321764673351686

(Kim Elliott via WOR io group)

Permanent QSL cards collection

At the present time, several well known radio monitors in North America have indicated on the internet their concern as to what will happen with their valuable collection of QSL cards and letters.  We here at AWR Wavescan in Indianapolis have given consideration to this matter and we have a suggestion to offer.  For those who would like to do so, you can send large and small collections of QSL cards and letters to our address in Indianapolis.  We will accept them, and maintain them in safe storage until things settle down after the virus pandemic.  It is our intent that we will then secure a suitable public location where all of the stored QSL collections will then be open to the public for display and research.  Currently, we are already holding around 100,000 QSL cards and letters and paper radio items, and all additional items that we receive will join the current collection for a permanent suitable public location.
 
Dr. Adrian M. Peterson
International Relations
Adventist World Radio
AWR DX Program Wavescan
 
903 Tanninger Drive
Indianapolis
IN 46239-9474 USA

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 16/01/2021

Pan American Broadcasting via defective tx with DRM noise January 16

UZBEKISTAN Pan American Broadcasting via defective tx with DRM noise January 16
1300-1400 on 5945 TAC 100 kW / 066 deg to JPN Japanese Sat Preparing for Jesus
The next transmissions via same defective transmitter are FEBA and IBRA:
1430-1500 on 9540 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Hindi Wed-Sun FEBA Radio
1500-1530 on 5895 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali Daily IBRA Media

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73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

Shortwave test transmissions of All India Radio on January 15/16

INDIA Shortwave test transmissions of All India Radio on January 15/16
0130-0230 on 13695.0 BGL 500 kW / 120 deg to SEAs Indonesian
0245-0330 on 13645.0 BGL 500 kW / 090 deg to SEAs Thai#
0245-0345 on 15029.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to SEAs Burmese#
0300-0400 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to SoAs Baluchi#
0300-0345 on 11560.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Dari - BUT unregistered in HFCC
0400-0500 on 11739.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to CeAs Nepali
0400-0500 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 060 deg to CeAs Nepali
0500-0600 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Arabic, English/Hindi Jan.15/16
0615-0645 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 174 deg to SoAs Sinhala#
0745-0845 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Dari - not on air January 15/16
0800-0830 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs Persian
0845-0930 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Pashto, not Jan.15, but Jan.16 is on
0845-0930 on 17830.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Pashto
0900-1000 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to CeAs Nepali
0945-1045 on 17830.0 BGL 185 kW / 325 deg to EaEu Russian DRM mode#
1045-1200 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to CeAs Amdo Tibetan#
1215-1315 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Swahili#
1300-1500 on 15184.8 DEL 100 kW / 174 deg to SoAs Sinhala#, NOT on 15030 or 15050
1330-1430 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Dari
1330-1430 on 11560.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Dari
1430-1545 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Pashto
1430-1545 on 11560.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Pashto
1615-1730 on 9620.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Persian
1730-1930 on 9620.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Arabic# - bad frequency choice*
1930-2030 on 9620.0 BGL 185 kW / 300 deg to WeEu French DRM mode
2345-0115 on 13695.0 BGL 500 kW / 060 deg to EaAs Chinese
*1830-1925 on 9620.0 EMR 500 kW / 180 deg to CEAf French Voice of Turkey co-channel
# Those transmissions of All India Radio not yet to start

--

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

Radio Habana Cuba on very odd frequencies 9700v/6100vkHz, January 16

CUBA Radio Habana Cuba on very odd frequencies 9700v/6100vkHz, January 16
0100-0700 on 9699.85 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm English, instead of 9700
1200-1400 on 6099.85 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm Spanish, instead of 6100
At 12UT wrong frequency announcement with B19 7340, instead of B20 9650 kHz
Frequencies 6000 & 15230 kHz again missing in those frequency announcement!
Next frequencies via same transmitter and azimuth are 15140 and 11950 kHz:
1900-1930 on 15140 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm Arabic
1930-2000 on 15140 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm Creole
2000-2100 on 15140 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm English
2100-2130 on 15140 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm French
0000-0100 on 11950 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm Spanish Tue-Fri Mesa Redonda

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73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

Shortwave test transmissions of All India Radio 0500-1100UTC on January 16

INDIA Shortwave test transmissions of All India Radio 0500-1100UTC on January 16:
0500-0600 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to N/ME English/Hindi, instead of Arabic!
0615-0645 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 174 deg to SoAs Sinhala, not on air on January 16
0745-0845 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Dari, is not on air on January 16
0800-0830 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs Persian - very good on January 16
0830-0840 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs English/Hindi, unscheduled in B20
0845-0930 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Pashto, dead air & then very good
0845-0930 on 17830.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Pashto, dead air & then very good
0900-1000 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to CeAs Nepali, good signal on January 16
0945-1045 on 17830.0 BGL 185 kW / 325 deg to EaEu Russian DRM mode NOT on air today
1045-1200 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to CeAs Tibetan, tx on/off & on/off 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

Test frequencies of Radio France International RFI in DRM mode

FRANCE Test frequencies of Radio France International RFI in DRM mode:
1300-1330 NF 11735 150 kW / 070 deg to SEAs French, January 11-February 28 instead of 11705 kHz in B-20 HFCC!
1500-1530 on 9905 150 kW / 070 deg to SEAs French January 11-February 28
1730-1800 on 9905 150 kW / 070 deg to SEAs French January 11-February 28
2330-2400 on 5875 150 kW / 070 deg to SEAs French January 11-February 28

--

73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs January 15-16, 2021

** CUBA. 9699.879, Jan 16 at 0227, RHC English way off-frequency and relatively weak S5-S7; same as happened this morning to 13700-minus before I could measure it, surely same transmitter. This kind of anomaly rarely happens, but has before to make things more interesting. All other RHC frequencies checked are within a few Hz of nominal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 5870-5875-5880, Jan 15 at *2330-2400*, RFI DRM cuts on and off at these precise minutes, not *2300. I set up Bonaire SDR early, tuned for DRM and heard silence until 2330. Then there was music, and after 2333 mostly H&F discussion in French, only S7-S8 but enough, few if any dropouts, labeled: S/N 14.7 dB; mode B; Chan 10 kHz; 16 QAM; 8.08 kbps; TDF. Did not check Jan 14; see detailed discussion in previous report (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Jan 15 at 2301, still no signal from REE`s North American beam when English should be airing on Friday. Several others have noticed it missing for a few days, maybe because of massive snowstorm? I`m checking via Bonaire SDR. But there is a VP S4-S6 signal on 11940, the South American beam which should be much better there; recognizing the casual voice of Justin Coe but not whatever he be saying (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2069 monitoring; next:
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new; to be confirmed]
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Brandon Jordan, TN, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``Heya Glenn. Thanks for all you do for us SWDX’ers`` - also tnx to Brandon for the rx I use most.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US$ on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6200-RCUSB, Jan 16 at 0001, frenetic music with voiceovers, VP S4 to Bonaire SDR nearby where ROCV should be better. No one else has mentioned that this is on USB only, no LSB, but with reduced carrier detectable by off-minus tuning, just like 6906v was, same transmitter presumably. When tuned in Synch AM mode, carrier offset is shown varying up to 8 Hz mostly on the plus side. By 0007 has improved to S5-S6; by 0205, JBA S3 music in USB, so not yet Tibet.

Oh2, at 0217 Jan 16, I am checking 6200 direct but mainly hearing two-way in Spanish on USB above the JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 16 at 0241-0244: this time I am tuning the MW band in AM mode, 10 kHz steps, merely noting where I can detect a 1 kHz het, and not bothering to ascertain whether it`s above or below the domestic frequencies, but well-assuming these: 711, 819, 891, 909, 981, 1089, 1179. I would also have expected at least 531 and 621, but bottom of band suffers high line noise level peak (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0511 UT January 16

2021 Winter SWL Fest Program

Preliminary edition, January 15, 2021

All Day and Times UTC and all sessions nominally one-hour except where noted, but may run longer or shorter.

This schedule, accurate as of January 15th, is tentative and subject to change.

Friday February 26, 2021

1800 UTC

The Well-Equipped Scannist - A Scanner For Every Purpose – Tom Swisher

...and the gadgets, doohickeys and trinkets to enhance your scanning pleasure.

2000 UTC

Easy Antennas for SWLs Who Want to Become HF Hams – Skip Arey

Communicating is just as much fun as listening. Can your shortwave receiving wires do the job or should you be rethinking your station's antennas? Uncle Skip will show you how to get on the air without mortgaging your house to do it.

2300 UTC

The Annual Free Radio Forum – Larry Will

Including: News, FCC actions or lack thereof; Shortwave free radio year in review; Everyone's still doing the 6850-6980 area; But! There's been a noticeable diversity in frequency use because of lousy DX; Noticeably in the 4000-4100 KHz and 5100-5200 KHz areas; Most active stations; Gallery of interesting QSLs and SSTVs from the past year; Medium wave free radio, the world above 1700; North American Pirate Radio Hall of Fame inductees for 2021; Resources for the free radio listener

Preparations are underway to simulcast this forum on WBCQ 6160 kHz. Watch this space!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

0100 UTC

The Shortwave Shindig in Exile – David Goren

From a secret location, David’s annual celebration of the medium. This time it shapes up like this: 0100 – Shortwave-related music videos, a look at the Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map update, and more.

0200 – Live on WRMI! (frequencies TBA) - with music, interviews and special features.

0300 – A Replay of “Shortwaves/Long Distance” - the 2017 two-hour broadcast featuring the top submissions to NASWA’s and Wave Farm’s call for shortwave-related music and sound works.

1800 UTC

QRP General Coverage Transceivers: Bridge Between Transmitting and Listening – Thomas Witherspoon

We've seen an amazing array of full-featured general-coverage QRP transceivers hit the market in the past few years--during the doldrums of the solar cycle, no less. These rigs provide SWLs and even DXers a means to easily escape RFI and to experiment with portable listening posts. We'll take a look at a number of QRP general-coverage transceivers I consider to be truly worthy, with a particular focus on the innovative Icom IC-705.

2000 UTC

Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood…er, Basement – Dan Robinson

Premium Receivers In A Time of Plummeting Shortwave

With All India Radio GOS in English all but gone from shortwave and Brazil shifting to DRM, among other depressing developments, Dan takes a look at the used receiver market in 2021, including premium receivers, and discusses the Japanese Buyee site.

2300 UTC

The Addictive Quality of Curiosity - Mark Fahey, Live from Freemans Reach, Australia

This building in the sleepy rural village of Freemans Reach in southeast Australia rarely needs heating. 18 receivers running 24x7x365 provide continuous coverage from 1kHz to 12.8GHz. Can the quest for knowledge ever be satisfied? This presentation is a live dive into the presenter’s Sisyphean obsession to monitor the world’s culture.

Agenda DX 16/01/2021

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Grande Lago, Brasile 580 Khz (1982)

venerdì 15 gennaio 2021

Encore - Classical Music - Schedule and Bulletin

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 
11:00 - 12:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz
Repeated:
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 5850 kHz, Simulcast on 5010 kHz WRMI to the US, Canada and Central America.
17:00 – 18:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
22:00 - 23:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
03:00 – 04:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
20:00 – 21:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe.

NOTE - 03:00 – 04:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada is a new frequency to improve propagation - was 9455 kHz.

NOTE - Apologies for the persistent RTTY on the LSB of the 13:00 UTC transmissions of Encore from WRMI on 15770 audible in parts of northern Europe in recent weeks. Somebody's navy presumably - naming no names...

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.

This week's programme starts with some music for trumpet and organ followed by music for violin and piano. After that a couple of Muzettes by Marias, and some of a Brahms Sonata for cello and piano.
Next a couple of songs from Sweden, part of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, and the Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky. A modern piece called The Snow Woman by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, and some more trumpet and organ music round off the hour.

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.

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

Glenn Hauser logs January 15, 2021

** CANADA. 242-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0724 UT, dash and XC, 500-watt ND beacon at Cranbrook, BC; mixed with FS and EL, see USA. Distance to Enid: only 2051 km = 1274 stmi since it`s in the SE corner, but new here.

244-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0724 UT, dash and TH, 1000-watt NDB at THompson, Manitoba; axually further than XC, due north at 2152 km = 1337 stmi. DXinfocentre has nothing else anywhere on 244, clear channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 9965, Jan 15 at 1607, rather strong pulse and noise jamming against nothing; is it DentroCuban Jamming Command paranoia, incompetence or really holding a grudge? Radio República via Costa Rica drew the jamming here originally. That was last heard exactly 10 years ago! Currently the only occupant of 9965 is Palau and not at this hour (and no jam now on 9955, despite WRMI being off) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13699.9 approx., Jan 15 at 1556, bandscan finds poor off-frequency-minus music, but cuts off at 1557* before I can finish measuring it. Surely RHC, one of the less frequent something`s-always-wrongers, but has happened before. Nothing left, not even TOMBulgaria, supposedly 13700 at 1400-1800 per Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 255-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0725 UT, SW, Stillwater NDB is finally back on the air. Checked nightly since last heard Dec 31. Jan 1 snowstorm may have knocked it off.

341-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0703 UT, EI, Enid NDB is finally back on air. Checked nightly/daily since last heard Jan 2. I wonder if the same engineer/entity were responsible for reactivating both at about the same time. Both 25 watts, and altho further, SW always sounds louder (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15205.059, Jan 15 at 1603, JBA signal from Riyadh as scheduled 1545-1757 per Aoki/NDXC; typically askew. There`s no shame if your receiver cannot measure beyond the decimal point; but if it can, you should do so (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 242-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0719 UT, ND beacon EL, which is 400 watts from, where ELse, EL Paso, Texas, a new one here. I was tuned to 240-USB. BTW there is also an LE on 242, Lexington KY.

On 242 itself at 0724 UT, I am hearing 3-way mix at different pitches of EL; FS = 400 watts from Sioux Falls SD, normally the only/dominant; and XC, see CANADA.

347-MCW kHz, Jan 15 at 0732 UT, NDB AFK, which is 25 watts from Nebraska City, NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also OKLAHOMA

** SINGAPORE. 7355, Jan 15 at 1609, Korean at S9/+10, the SSOB by far once 7490 WWCR begone; i.e., BBC via Kranji at 1530-1830 carrying on far beyond NK and why isn`t it jammed? Per my NGS globe with geometer, the 250 kW, 25-degree beam then crosses southern Alaska, central BC, MT, WY and within a couple degrees of hitting Enid head-on (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. If you miss the hot-off-the-press Thursday evening first airing of WORLD OF RADIO, UT Friday at 0130 on WRMI 5850 & 7780, you have to wait until Saturday morning for the next SW chance; unless accessed otherwise such as via website or podcast. Next 2069s:

1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new; to be confirmed]
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Brandon Jordan, TN, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``Heya Glenn. Thanks for all you do for us SWDX’ers`` -- and tnx to Brandon for the rx I use most.

One may also contribute by MO or check in US$ on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13655-13660, Jan 15 at 1654, another try to tell what`s on the WINB DRM. VG noise here as usual, so I try the Omaha KiwiSDR; S/N varying around 12 dB, not enough altho S9+5; labeled 8.28 kbps, mode B, Chan 5 kHz; never mind what`s on the rest of it, 13650-13655. Occasional bits decode; 1656 a few more giving 504 area code, Fellowship-something, .LA.org. 1658 ``Over the Rainbow`` music and WINB ID, 1700 YL starts another gospel huxter, but cut off the air*. Looking thru the program list at WINB.com I find none with Fellowship in their name (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VENEZUELA. 6200, Jan 15 at 0713, S2-S3 of music, presumed ROCV reactivated on new frequency, as first reported by Manuel Méndez. Apparently runs all-night; alternate frequency to be 7375. Per Aoki/NDXC the only other 6200s to beware of are: Tibet from 2050 to 1805 including English at 0700 --- but that`s circa noon there; and Voice of Jinling, Nanjing, China at 12-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1927 UT January 15

Propagation News – 17 January 2021

Well, no one predicted last week’s geomagnetic disturbance. In case you missed it, the Kp index rose to four on Monday the 11th January. This was caused by the arrival of an interplanetary shock wave from a coronal mass ejection on the Sun, which occurred on Thursday the 7th. NOAA had been predicting a settled Sun, which shows just how unpredictable our nearest star can be.

The CME’s effects on the ionosphere were quite startling. The Chilton Digisonde data, as plotted at propquest.co.uk, shows that the predicted MUF over a 3,000km path dropped to below 14MHz by 1530UTC, although it did recover to more than 18MHz within an hour. That night there were widespread reports of visible aurora, but the ionosphere had recovered by Tuesday afternoon with the Kp index back to one by 1500UTC. Other than that element of ionospheric excitement there has been little to report, with the solar flux index down as low as 72 by Thursday the 14th with zero sunspots. The only other noteworthy event has been widespread winter Sporadic-E, which saw 12, 10 and six metres become wide open to Europe this the week.

Next week, NOAA predicts that the solar flux index will remain in the mid to high 70s. The STEREO spacecraft show a coronal hole is about to rotate into view around the Sun’s eastern limb. The high-speed solar wind from this, and other polar coronal holes, may cause the Kp index to rise to four by Sunday the 17th and we may not see recovery back down to two until the 21st. So it looks like the latter half of the week may be best for HF DX.

VHF and up:

The current unsettled spell of weather should have taken a brief pause on Friday, but may have returned this weekend, with an active front crossing the country, followed by a transient ridge in the second half of the weekend. These ridges are rarely good for widespread Tropo and the unsettled regime returns for the bulk of the coming week. Strangely enough, you can find temporary enhancements of Tropo conditions parallel to, and just ahead of, approaching weather fronts. It’s marginal, but can make a difference to scores in the VHF/UHF UK Activity Contests. But GHz band rain scatter is probably a more reliable mode for the next week.

The unsettled story also implies some strong jet stream activity, so it’s still worth a look at the usual Sporadic-E bands of 10m and 6m for one more week, although this is probably our last chance before the mode returns in force in April.

Moon declination turns positive again on Tuesday, so we’ll have increasing Moon windows and peak Moon elevations this week. With apogee on Thursday though, path losses will be high. This trend of high declination and path loss only starts to reverse from May 2022, so get used to it! 144MHz sky noise is low.

There are no significant meteor showers this week so continue to check pre-dawn for the best random meteor contacts.

And that’s all from the propagation team this week. (rsgb.org)

Wolfgang Bueschel observations

ASCENSION ISL Today January 15, Friday outlet, newly on air

17745 exact kHz AWR Arabic sce towards all-Africa, Near East and CeAsia.
S=5-6 in European Perseus net SDR rx.
Quick sudden TX / antenna matching check for 3 seconds at 17.28:19 - :21 UT
TX real on air switch-on at 17.29:54 UT.

Others in 16 meterband at this hour:
17780, 17830 kHz both BBC WS English from Ascension Island relay site.

17655.008 kHz USA VoA Portuguese language via Greenville NC at 17-18 UT
S=8-9 also sidelobe into western Europe. 10.6 kHz broadband audio block.

17894.990 kHz BOT VoA 17 - 18 UT English, poor S=5 from Botswana broadcast
center. Heard in western Europe.
73 de wolfie df5sx

https://www.wwdxc.de/topnews.shtml

Media & Tech - 15/01/2021

The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: What happened? Solar Cycle 25 seemed well under way, but no new sunspots have emerged since December 23. The last time any sunspot was visible was January 2. On January 14, Spaceweather.com posted, “Welcome back, solar minimum.”

Average daily solar flux declined from 78.6 to 73.8. Geomagnetic A index remained quiet. Predicted solar flux for the next 30 days is 73, 73, and 74 on January 14 – 16; 75 on January 17 – 19; 73 and 75 on January 20 – 21; 78 on January 22 – 27; 77 on January 28 – 31; 75 on February 1 – 6, and 74 on February 7 – 12. Solar flux is expected to peak at 78 again after February 14.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on January 14 – 16; 10, 12, 10, and 8 on January 17 – 20; 5 on January 21 – 24; 8 on January 25 – 26; 5 on January 27 – 31; 10 on February 1 – 2, and 5 on February 3 – 12.

Here’s the geomagnetic activity forecast for January 15 – February 10, 2021 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH. The geomagnetic field will be:

quiet on January 22, 28 – 30, February 4, 10
quiet to unsettled on January 23, 25, 27, February 5 – 6, 9
quiet to active on January 15 – 16, 21, 24, 26, 31, February 1, 3
unsettled to active January 17 – 20, February 2, 7 – 8
active to disturbed none predicted
Solar wind will intensify on January (19 – 20,) 21, (25 – 27, 31) February (1,) 2 – 3

Notes:

Parentheses mean lower probability of activity enhancement.

The predictability of changes is lower again, as there are ambiguous and changing indicators.

Peering at the STEREO spacecraft, at I see a promising bright spot a few days from now in our sun’s southern hemisphere, so perhaps that indicates a new sunspot over the solar horizon. But I have been fooled by bright spots on STEREO in the past that did not emerge as sunspots.

A few days ago, Space Weather Woman Tamitha Skov, WX6SWW, posted this video.

Jon Jones, N0JK, reports E-skip on 6 meters:

“Sporadic-E on 50 MHz dropped off after the first week of January. There was a sporadic-E opening I found January 10 with K8TB (EN72) in on FT8 at 1937 UTC.

“On January 14, a rare and unusual opening on 6 meters occurred between New England, VE1, and Europe. DK8NW and DK1MAX were spotted at 1415 UTC by WW1L (FN54).

“HA2NP was spotted by VE1P UTC (FN85) at 1436 UTC. VE1PZ was spotted by OH6MW at 1430 UTC calling CQ on 50.313 MHz FT8.

“Propagation mode unclear but probably multi-hop sporadic-E. Solar flux only 73, unlikely to be F2.”

Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, gave an excellent talk on propagation for the Madison DX Club on January 12. The video will be posted soon. Until then, you can also watch a presentation on Solar Cycle 25 by Douglas Biesecker of NOAA via the same link.

Here’s some more speculation about Solar Cycle 25.

WB8VLC in Salem, Oregon (CN84lv), sent an extensive listing of DX he’s worked over the past few months, none of it using FT8 — just phone and CW. Recently on January 10 using a homemade Moxon antenna at 24 feet on 17 meters he worked TZ4AM on CW in Mali at 1903 UTC with 599 signals both ways, and a few minutes earlier at 1857 UTC on SSB he worked V51WH in Namibia, with S-9 signals that persisted for 2 hours.

In late November on 10 meter FM, he worked Brazil, Costa Rica, and Jamaica.

He wrote, “I like to promote the upper bands 10 and 12 meters to show that they are open more often than one would think.”

Sunspot numbers for January 7 – 13 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0, with a mean of 0. The 10.7-centimeter flux was 74.6, 75.2, 74.2, 73.1, 73.2, 72.8, and 73.2, with a mean of 73.8. Estimated planetary A indices were 6, 2, 3, 3, 14, 9, and 4, with a mean of 5.9. Middle latitude A index was 4, 1, 2, 3, 10, 8, and 3, with a mean of 4.4.

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. For customizable propagation charts, visit the VOACAP Online for Ham Radio website.

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

http://www.arrl.org

SPL Secretbrod anomalies on 11600 kHz - BVB / Dardasha 7 on January 15

SECRETLAND(non) SPL Secretbrod anomalies on 11600 kHz - BVB / Dardasha 7 on January 15
1400-1500 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Brother HySTAIRical as scheduled
1500-1515 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu Arabic BVB Dardasha 7, instead of BS TOM
1515-1516 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu open carrier/dead air, no audio and then
from 1516 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Brother HySTAIRical as scheduled
Something`s always wrong at Secretland SPL Secretbrod transmitting station. Cheers & 73!

--

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

Shortwave test transmissions of All India Radio on January 15

INDIA Shortwave test transmissions of All India Radio on January 15 - updated:
0130-0230 on 13695.0 BGL 500 kW / 120 deg to SEAs Indonesian, pls check tomorrow
0245-0330 on 13645.0 BGL 500 kW / 090 deg to SEAs Thai - please check tomorrow
0245-0345 on 15029.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to SEAs Burmese, please check tomorrow
0300-0345 on 11560.0 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs Dari - is deleted in HFCC B-20
0300-0400 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to SoAs Baluchi, please check tomorrow
0400-0500 on 11739.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to CeAs Nepali - please check tomorrow
0400-0500 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 060 deg to CeAs Nepali - please check tomorrow
0500-0600 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Arabic - English on January 15
0615-0645 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 174 deg to SoAs Sinhala, not on air January 15
0745-0845 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Dari, not on air on January 15
0800-0830 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs Persian - very good January 15
0845-0930 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Pashto - not on air January 15
0845-0930 on 17830.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Pashto very good on January 15
0900-1000 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to CeAs Nepali very good on January 15
0945-1045 on 17830.0 BGL 185 kW / 325 deg to EaEu Russian DRM mode - not on air#
1045-1200 on 11559.8 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to CeAs Tibetan open carrier/dead air^
1215-1315 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW / 240 deg to EaAf Swahili, not on air January 15
1300-1500 on 15029.8 DEL 100 kW / 174 deg to SoAs Sinhala wrong frequency in web
1300-1500 on 15049.8 DEL 100 kW / 174 deg to SoAs Sinhala is deleted in HFCC B20
1300-1500 on 15184.8 DEL 100 kW / 174 deg to SoAs Sinhala B20 new but not on air
1330-1430 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Dari, is not on air January 15
1330-1430 on 11560.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Dari, later starting at 1337UT
1430-1545 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW / 282 deg to WeAs Pashto - not on air January 15
1430-1545 on 11560.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Pashto, later starting at 1441
1615-1730 on 9620.0 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Persian, pls check later today
1730-1930 on 9620.0*BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Arabic - pls check later today
1930-2030 on 9620.0 BGL 185 kW / 300 deg to WeEu French DRM mode - please check
2345-0115 on 13695.0 BGL 500 kW / 060 deg to EaAs Chinese, pls check later today
#dead air in AM, then in Hindi, then transmitter on/off and on/off on January 15
^seversl seconds English prgr - then transmitter on/off and on/off on January 15
*1830-1925 on 9620.0 EMR 500 kW / 180 deg to CEAf French - Voice of Turkey co-ch
Regular transmissions of All India Radio AIR will be resumed on January 26, 2021
BGL=Bengaluru 2x500 kW&DEL=New Delhi Kingsway 2x100 kW, Panaji is out of service

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73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

Updated B-20 schedule of BRB Denge Welat

KURDISTAN(non) Updated B20 schedule of BRB Denge Welat
0330-0600 on 7350 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0600-1300 on 11540 KCH 300 kW / 130#deg to WeAs Kurdish
1300-1500 on 11540 KCH 300 kW / 116*deg to WeAs Kurdish
1500-1600 on 11540 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2200 on 9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
# and 2 symmetrical spurs +/- 50v kHz on 11490v/11590v.
* instead of 11540 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish

--

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

Cancelled transmissions of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia & Trans World Radio India

USA(non) Cancelled transmissions of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia & Trans World Radio India
KTWR Trans World Radio Asia
1215-1315 on 9910 TWR 200 kW / 290 deg to SoAs various langs as follows
1215-1245 Assamese Mon-Fri; 1245-1315 Kok Borok Mon-Fri; 1300-1315 Nepali Sat; Manipuri Sun
Trans World Radio India
1315-1445 on 9910 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs various langs as follows
1315-1330 Maithili Mon-Fri; Bengali Sat; Bhatri Sun; 1330-1345 Maithili Mon-Fri;
1330-1345 Bundelkandi Sat; Hindi Sun; 1345-1400 Awadhi Mon; Hindi Tue-Fri; Kashmiri Sat/Sun
1400-1430 Bhojpuri Mon-Fri and Hindi Sat/Sun; 1430-1445 Dogri Tue/Wed and Hindi Thu-Mon
1345-1445 on 9950 KCH 300 kW / 098 deg to SoAs various langs as follows
1345-1400 Vasavi Mon/Tue; Marwari Wed; Mavchi Thu/Fri; Chodhri Sat and Kurux Sun;
1400-1430 Sindhi Mon-Fri and 1430-1445 Hindi Mon-Fri
1445-1515 on 7505 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Punjabi Mon-Fri
1515-1545 on 7505 KCH 300 kW / 098 deg to SoAs Punjabi Mon-Fri
1600-1630 on 7590 KCH 300 kW / 098 deg to SoAs Urdu Daily
And extended transmissions of Trans World Radio India via CJSC Yerevan
1430-1530 on 9290 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs in various languages.

--

73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs January 14-15, 2021

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, Jan 14 at 2302, R. Tirana via WRMI, news in English, OM caster has a distinctive sing-song tonality. 2309 on to mailbag with YL host, first from Richard Novak who reported this transmission in September; then someone else from October, 5850 at 2300-2329 specifically mentioned. Also plans for Xmas programming, so this may be a very old playback; I had not noticed any news items which could be outdated or not. Explaining how Albanians are not so much into celebrating Xmas like western Europeans, after years of Commie suppression --- and Orthodoxy, Islam? 2316 on to a song.

The thing is, I was not aware of this broadcast, and neither is the WRMI skedgrid for System H which is blank 7 days a week during this slot! Yet apparently listeners have been running across it for months. 5850 is not in WRTH 2021 either, but other WRMI relays including 2230 on 7780 most days of the week, which I have been hearing. At 2300 too much else is going on, such as Spain and Turkey in English, and for me, BBC World News America on PBS/OETA.

This was like-a-local on the caradio since it`s aimed right at us; we were on the way back from an out-of-town appointment to get our Moderna vaccination #1. BTW within a few blox of the US 81 joint antenna site inside Enid of LPFMs on 94.3 and 99.9, we got heavy FM QRM to 5850 --- just overload, or does their separation of 5.6 MHz have something to do with that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 376-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0725 UT, ND beacon dash and YAG, 40 watts from Fort Frances, Ontario. Last logged Nov 17, 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See USA for 3 more logs this session

** FRANCE [and non]. 5875-DRM, Jan 14 at 2330, I`m too busy to check another night for RFI test, but meanwhile ideas about it have come in to the WOR iog.

Alan Gale points out that a round-the-world yacht race is underway, and since TDF has previously broadcast SW specials for such races, this could be related, pure speculation.

This from Michel Fremy: ``Radio France International in DRM. TDF performs irregular DRM broadcast tests during the month of January: from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on 7405 kHz; from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on 9900 Khz; from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on 15285 kHz; from 3:05 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on 9905 kHz and from 11 p.m. to midnight on 5875 kHz. These are data broadcasts mainly for tests of the DRMCAST system for ships.

The programs are broadcast by the Issoudun transmitter center (hours in UTC). These emissions were not recorded in the HFCC Winter database. Regular Radio France International [DRM] broadcasts continue 24 hours a day on 3965 kHz from Issoudun with 10 kW and an omnidirectional antenna.
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https://www.media-radio.info
https://www.facebook.com/Radiosdumonde/
Michel FREMY``

Those times convert to 24h UT: 13-17 7405, 12-15 9900, 1430-1530 15285, 1505-1530 9905, 23-24 5875 -- but as I have noted, the last one starts later, maybe 2330.

As for my remarx about DRM schedules on KiwiSDR players, Chris Mackerell, NZ replies:

Hi Glenn, "They" in this case is myself as the maintainer of the database that serves the schedules such as https://www.drmrx.org/drm-broadcasts-bargraph-display/ and that feed into the KiwiSDR network.

"They" get their information from reports on various mailing lists, in forums such as drmrx.org and "DRM Heard" KiwiSDR forum, and HFCC, plus my own monitoring. I have them in the database as TDF since that is what shows in the ID tag.

These TDF DRMcast tests have been heard on & off for several months and I assume they are just transmitter tests, as with the sporadic appearances by CNR on various odd frequencies, but I've had no response from TDF or RFI. 73 Chris`` Mackerell (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 2069)

** U S A. 257-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0712 UT, ND beacon JYR, which is 25 watts from eclipse-land, York, Nebraska. Last logged Nov 29, 2020.

269-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0714 UT, ND beacon BEX, which is 25 watts from Bloomfield, Iowa; I was tuned to 267-USB. Last logged a bimonth ago, Nov 12; all these not often heard.

426-MCW kHz, Jan 14 at 0732 UT, ND beacon IZS, 25 watts from Montezuma, Georgia. Last logged October 27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2068 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday January 14 at 0130 on WRMI 5010 - only, no //s, S9/+10 VG to Bonaire SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2069 contents: Algeria non, Canada, China, Colombia,
Cyprus, Czechia non, Ethiopia non, France, Germany, India, Japan,
Korea South & North, Madagascar, Malaysia, Netherlands non, New
Zealand, Perú, Romania, Sudan, Taiwan non, Turkey, USA, Vanuatu,
Vatican, Venezuela; dating and DXing; and the propagation outlook
[egret a few upcuts of myvoice happening when in too big a hurry]

WOR 2069 is available as of 0054 UT Friday January 15, 2021
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2069.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2069.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0130 UT Friday WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new]
2300 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 to NE
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0500]
2300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Bulgaria to WNW, 594-Italy
0330 UT Tuesday WRMI 5800 [to resume?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Brandon Jordan, TN, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``Heya Glenn. Thanks for all you do for us SWDX’ers``

One may also contribute by MO or check in US$ on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA.

First airing of WOR 2069 confirmed UT Friday January 15 at 0130 on WRMIs: 5850 VG S9+40 steady to Missouri SDR; and 7780, fair S7-S9 to UTwente SDR, Holland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 11835 & 7890, Jan 14 at 0733, JBA carriers from presumed R. Vanuatu, third and second harmonix of 3945, which has just been reactivated per Manuel Méndez; Ron Howard says they switched from 7260 to 3945 at 0600; no harmonix heard from the former, but why not? Maybe too high at night, 14520, but check it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2069)

This report dispatched at 0553 UT January 15

Agenda DX 15/01/2021

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Tezulutlan, Guatemala 4835 Khz (1975)
Radio Nacional de Chile, servizio estero 15140 Khz (1974)
RFO, Guyana 5055 Khz (1953)
WAPA, Puerto Rico 680 Khz (1947)
KWJJ, Oregon 1080 Khz (1925)

giovedì 14 gennaio 2021

All India Radio's external service to be back on shortwave

With effect from 15th Jan, 2021, trial transmissions of All India Radio external service will be back on three platforms - shortwave, DTH & Live streaming. AIR external services broadcasts were suspended due to Covid pandemic from 24th March 2020. There will be 4 services, two neighborhood services ( NS I, NS II ) and two world services (WS I, WS II) round the clock in different languages. Regular transmission will commence from 26th Jan, 2021.

Schedule for AIR External Services trial broadcasts :

In Pure DRM mode

UTC        IST      LANGUAGE SERVICE FREQ  TXER SITE
-----------------------------------------------------
0945-1045 1515-1615 RUSSIAN  WS II  17830  BENGALURU
1930-2030 0100-0200 FRENCH   WS II  9620   BENGALURU

In Analogue mode

UTC        IST      LANGUAGE SERVICE FREQ       TXER SITE
-------------------------------------------------------------
2345-0115 0515-0645 CHINESE    WS I  13695       BENGALURU
0130-0230 0700-0800 INDONESIAN WS I  13695       BENGALURU
0300-0400 0830-0930 BALUCHI    NS I  9950        KINGSWAY,DELHI
0245-0330 0815-0900 THAI       WS I  13645       BENGALURU
0245-0345 0815-0915 BURMESE    NS II 15030       BENGALURU
0400-0500 0930-1030 NEPALI(1)  NS II 11740,15030 KINGSWAY/BENGALURU
0500-0600 1030-1130 ARABIC(1)  WS I  15030       BENGALURU
0615-0645 1145-1215 SINHALA(1) NS II 11560       KINGSWAY,DELHI
0800-0830 1330-1400 PERSIAN(1) WS I  15030       BENGALURU
0745-0845 1315-1415 DARI(1)    NS I  11560       KINGSWAY,DELHI
0845-0930 1415-1500 PASHTU(1)  NS I  11560,17830 KINGSWAY/BENGALURU
0900-1000 1430-1530 NEPALI(2)  NS II 9950        KINGSWAY,DELHI
1045-1200 1615-1730 TIBETAN    WS I  11560       KINGSWAY,DELHI
1215-1315 1745-1845 SWAHILI    WS I  15030       BENGALURU
1430-1545 2000-2015 PASHTU(2)  NS I  9950,11560  KINGSWAY/BENGALURU
1300-1500 1830-2030 SINHALA(2) NS I  15030       BENGALURU
1330-1430 1900-2000 DARI(2)    NS I  9950,11560  KINGSWAY/BENGALURU
1615-1730 2145-2300 PERSIAN(2) WS I  9620        BENGALURU
1730-1930 2300-0100 ARABIC(2)  WS I  9620        BENGALURU

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Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi, India

New schedule for Radio Prague via WRMI

New schedule for expanded broadcasts of Radio Prague International on WRMI:

English to the Americas:
2330 UTC daily on 5850 kHz
0400 UTC daily on 5800 kHz

Spanish to Latin America:
0230 UTC daily on 5010 kHz (to Cuba, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico)
0300 UTC daily on 9955 kHz (to South America)

English to Europe, Middle East, North Africa:
2100 UTC daily on 15770 kHz

French to Europe, Middle East, North Africa:
2130 UTC daily on 15770 kHz

(Alan Pennington via bdxc-news io group)

Vanuatu log

See print product WRTH 2021 page 456

This Jan 14 morning at 10.33 UT via KiwiNet

http://kiwisdr.owdjim.gen.nz:8073/

3945 kHz S=9+20dB onn NZL Pacific soil Harmonic 7890 kHz S=6-7

hx 11835 kHz signal adjacent disturbed upperside flank, like S=4 signal of neighbour 11840 kHz Chinese from CNR1 Kashgar West China frontier center Jamming against RTI Kouhu from Taiwan disturbed.

73 wb df5sx

Media & Tech - 14/01/2021

VENEZUELA, 6199.98, R. O. C. V., El Tigre, on air right now, 1404, 14-01, heard via SDR Kiwi remote receiver in Bonaire

VENEZUELA, 6199.98, Radio Onda Corta Venezuela, R. O. C. V., El Tigre, 14041418, 14-01, Venezuelan songs, pop songs in English. Weak. 25322.

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Log via SDR Kiwi remote receiver in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

World Radio Day 2021 - Get Ready

On February 13, we will be celebrating the 10th edition of World Radio Day, on the theme "New World, New Radio."

It is a unique anniversary as it celebrates over a century of evolution, connection, and innovation in radio.

This is a perfect opportunity to remind your listeners that radio is part of humanity's history by forging links, providing us with many services, and adapting to our lifestyles thanks to new technologies.

La version française au-dessous
Versión en español a continuación


** NEW WORLD, NEW RADIO
------------------------------------------------------------

"New World, New Radio" is, therefore, an ode to the resilience of radio. It is a tribute to its capacity for perpetual adaptation to the rhythm of societal transformations and listeners' new needs.

Accessible anywhere and anytime, radio reaches a broad audience. It presents itself as an arena where all voices can be expressed, represented, and heard - hence why radio is still the most consumed medium worldwide today.

It is in this spirit that we are celebrating World Radio Day (http://https//en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldradioday) this year with the following sub-themes:

EVOLUTION INNOVATION CONNECTION

EVOLUTION
THE WORLD CHANGES,
RADIO EVOLVES.

This sub-theme refers to the resilience of radio, to its sustainability.

Radio has indeed accompanied historical moments, like moments that are personal to us. Broadcasts and public speaking marked an era. Voices and music have accompanied our daily lives. Debates opened our minds.

Radio has been following changes in our world for over a century, evolving with it. It is the world's witness and relay.

INNOVATION

THE WORLD CHANGES,
RADIO ADAPTS AND INNOVATES.

Radio has had to adapt to new technologies to remain the go-to medium of mobility, accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Whereas yesterday's radio sat enthroned in the form of a transistor on our kitchen table, it follows us today as we move around, thanks to smartphones. Technological progress and especially digitization have made it possible for the radio to adapt to our new behaviors and lifestyles.

Radio is no longer just a sound medium: today, the radio is listened to on TV, and TV is heard on the radio.

CONNECTION
THE WORLD CHANGES,
RADIO CONNECTS.

This sub-theme highlights radio services to our society -Natural disasters, socio-economic crises, epidemics, etc. No matter the event, radio connects us to forge or maintain links. Public information messages, alerts, and broadcasts, ensuring the continuity of teaching are all services provided and solutions offered by the radio to best meet listeners' needs.

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Le 13 février prochain, nous fêterons la 10^e édition de la Journée Mondiale de la Radio, sur le thème Nouveau Monde, Nouvelle Radio.

C’est un anniversaire unique car il célèbre plus d’un siècle d’évolution, de connexion et d’innovation radiophonique.

Voilà donc une occasion parfaite pour rappeler à vos auditeurs que la radio s’inscrit dans l’histoire de l’humanité, en tissant du lien, en nous rendant de nombreux services et en s’adaptant à nos modes de vies grâce aux nouvelles technologies.

Versión en español a continuación


** NOUVEAU MONDE, NOUVELLE RADIO
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Le thème de cette année est une ode à la résilience de la radio. C’est un hommage à sa capacité d’adaptation perpétuelle, au rythme des transformations sociétales et des besoins nouveaux des auditeurs.

Accessible partout et à tout moment, la radio touche un public large et se présente comme une arène où toutes les voix peuvent s'exprimer, être représentées et entendues.

Voilà pourquoi aujourd’hui encore, elle reste à l’échelle mondiale, le média le plus consommé.

C'est dans cet esprit que nous célébrons cette année la Journée mondiale de la radio (https://fr.unesco.org/commemorations/worldradioday%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank) au travers des sous-thèmes suivants :

EVOLUTION INNOVATION CONNEXION

EVOLUTION
LE MONDE CHANGE,
LA RADIO ÉVOLUE.

Ce sous-thème fait référence à la résilience de la radio, à sa pérennité.

La radio a effectivement accompagné des moments historiques, comme des instants qui nous sont totalement personnels. Des émissions, des prises de paroles publiques ont marqué une époque. Des voix, des musiques ont accompagné notre quotidien. Des débats ont ouvert nos esprits.

La radio suit depuis plus d’un siècle les mutations de notre monde, en évoluant avec lui. Elle en est le témoin et le relai.

INNOVATION

LE MONDE CHANGE,
LA RADIO S'ADAPTE ET INNOVE.

La radio a dû s’adapter aux nouvelles technologies pour rester le média de la mobilité par excellence, accessible à tous et partout.

Alors qu’hier elle trônait sous forme de transistor sur la table de notre cuisine, aujourd’hui, elle nous suit dans chacun nos déplacements, grâce aux smartphones. Les progrès technologiques et notamment la numérisation ont permis à la radio de
s’adapter à nos nouveaux comportements et modes de vie.

La radio n’est plus seulement un média sonore :
aujourd’hui la radio s’écoute à la télé et la télé s’écoute à la radio.

CONNEXION
LE MONDE CHANGE,
LA RADIO CONNECTE

Ce sous thème met en lumière les services rendus par la radio à notre société en cas de catastrophes naturelles, crises socio-économiques, épidémies, ...Quels que soient les évènements, la radio nous connecte pour tisser ou garder du lien. Les messages public d’information, les alertes, les émissions assurant la continuité de l’enseignement, sont autant de services rendus et de solutions proposées par la radio afin de répondre au mieux aux besoins des auditeurs.

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El 13 de febrero celebraremos la 10ª edición del Día Mundial de la Radio, con el tema "Nuevo Mundo, Nueva Radio".

Es un aniversario único ya que celebra más de un siglo de evolución, conexión e innovación en la radio.

Es una oportunidad perfecta para recordar a sus oyentes que la radio forma parte de la historia de la humanidad, forjando vínculos, proporcionándonos muchos servicios y adaptándose a nuestros estilos de vida gracias a las nuevas tecnologías.


** NUEVO MUNDO NUEVA RADIO
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es, por lo tanto, una oda a la resistencia de la radio. Es un homenaje a su capacidad de adaptación perpetua al ritmo de las transformaciones de la sociedad y a las nuevas necesidades de los oyentes.

Accesible en cualquier lugar y en cualquier momento, la radio llega a una amplia audiencia. Se presenta como una arena donde todas las voces pueden ser expresadas, representadas y escuchadas - de ahí que la radio siga siendo el medio más consumido en todo el mundo hoy en día.

Con este espíritu celebramos este año el Día Mundial de la Radio (https://es.unesco.org/commemorations/worldradioday) con los siguientes subtemas:

EVOLUCIÓN INNOVACIÓN CONEXIÓN

EVOLUCIÓN
EL MUNDO CAMBIA,
LA RADIO EVOLUCIONA.

Este subtema se refiere a la resistencia de la radio, a su sostenibilidad.

La radio ha acompañado momentos históricos, como momentos que son personales para nosotros. Las transmisiones y la oratoria marcaron una época. Las voces y la música han acompañado nuestra vida cotidiana. Los debates abrieron nuestras mentes.

La radio ha seguido los cambios en nuestro mundo durante más de un siglo, evolucionando con él. Es el testigo y el transmisor del mundo

INNOVACIÓN

EL MUNDO CAMBIA,
LA RADIO SE ADAPTA E INNOVA.

La radio ha tenido que adaptarse a las nuevas tecnologías para seguir siendo el medio de movilidad, accesible a todos, en todas partes.

Mientras que la radio de ayer estaba entronizada en forma de transistor en nuestra mesa de cocina, hoy nos sigue mientras nos movemos, gracias a los teléfonos inteligentes. El progreso tecnológico y especialmente la digitalización han hecho posible que la radio se adapte a nuestros nuevos comportamientos y estilos de vida.

La radio ya no es sólo un medio de sonido: hoy en día, la radio se escucha en la televisión, y la televisión se escucha en la radio.

CONEXIÓN
EL MUNDO CAMBIA,
LA RADIO SE CONECTA.

Este subtema destaca los servicios de radio para nuestra sociedad -Desastres naturales, crisis socioeconómicas, epidemias, etc. No importa el evento, la radio nos conecta para forjar o mantener los vínculos. Los mensajes de información pública, las alertas y las transmisiones, asegurando la continuidad de la enseñanza son todos los servicios proporcionados y las soluciones ofrecidas por la radio para satisfacer mejor las necesidades de los oyentes.
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Glenn Hauser logs January 13, 2021 [more]

** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915-DRM, Jan 13 at 2310, RNA with soft jazz, good but occasional breakup; S9/+5, S/N 13 dB to Virginia SDR, 13.06 kbps (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 5870-5875-5880-DRM, Jan 13 at 2332, TDF DRM noise at Pardinho, Brasil SDR but not enough to decode: but good to Bonaire, 18 dB, S8/9, 8.08 kbps with usual label as TDF; French talk from RFI. This and other frequencies now entered on the drop-down DRM sked in the player as TDF not RFI, but in pink as not verified rather than green as verified. Did they get it from Ivo and where did he get it? Not HFCC. Shows 2300-2400 on 5875 like Ivo but it was *not* on when checked at 2311, probably not starting until 2330; and off again after 2400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 13590.061, Jan 13 at 1953, VP S5-S7 historical narration mentioning Lusitania and President Wilson, slowish specialish Americanish English. Bet it`s VOA via its least accurate frequencish site, SAO TOME --- yes, scheduled this hour at 19-20. 2000, abrupt VOA ID and s/off, no YDD but dead air until 2002* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2068 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January 13 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, S7-S9 and noisy via UTwente; a reactivated time first reported last week. Now WOR repeats 3 hours in a row toward the end of its weekly span:

Also confirmed Wed Jan 13 from 2200:20 on WBCQ, 7490.159, S9+5/15 as measured in SAM mode by Virginia SDR.

Also confirmed Wed Jan 13 at 2300 on WRMI 9955: S9/+15 at Virginia SDR, over jamming; at 2312 via Bonaire SDR, *under* noise jamming totalling S7-S9; at 2314 via Brasil SDR, over jamming, S9+10/30. Next and last:

0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Robert Zerilli, Hazlet NJ, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``I`m a long time SWL and appreciate you being out there``

One may also contribute by MO or check in US$ on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA.

WORLD OF RADIO 2069 should be ready by early UT Friday January 15 for first airing at 0130 on WRMI 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0051 UT January 14

Agenda DX 14/01/2021

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Ayariri, Perù 4606 Khz (1963)
KWIL, Oregon 790 Khz (1941)

Wolfgang Bueschel: REE observations

SPAIN REE Noblejas in 22.45 to 23.00 UT slot on Jan 13:

Noted NOTHING on 9690, nor 12030 kHz channels tonight,

when checked Doha Qatar, Blackpool UK, Rochester NY US,
Sao Paulo-BRA and TWR Bonaire Antilles net SDR's.

In Sao Paulo different program at 22.55 UT in BRAzil SDR unit
on 11685 kHz S=8-9 rather Arabic(?).
S=7-8 also in Blackpool UK at 22.45 UT.

11940 kHz S=9+5dB towards Latin America in SP-BRA remotedly KIWIset.
S=4 fair poor signal on Rochester NY Perseus set at 22.50 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

mercoledì 13 gennaio 2021

Glenn Hauser logs January 13, 2021

** CANADA. 392-MCW kHz, Jan 13 at 0419 UT, dash and ML, 500-watt ND beacon at La Malbaie / Charlevoix, Quebec; mixing with FMZ, Nebraska, see USA, on same frequency but very different pitch and no dash. Not to be confused with also on 392: ML and no dash, Monroe, Louisiana; nor Monroe, Georgia with ID as JNM, both 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. More about RFI in DRM on unlisted frequencies besides 5875 where I have heard it twice until 2400* --- from Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria:

``Unscheduled broadcasts of Radio France International in DRM mode:
1300-1700 on 7405; 1200-1500 on 9900; 1430-1530 on 15285; 1500-1530 on 9905; 2300-2400 on 5875 via Issoudun, all unregistered in Winter B20 HFCC Database

0000-2400 on 3965 ISS 010 kW / non-dir to WeEu French is registered
0900-1200 on 6175 ISS 100 kW / 153 deg to SEEu French is registered
0900-1200 on 6175 ISS 100 kW / 267 deg to SWEu French is registered
1200-1500 on 6175 ISS 150 kW / non-dir to WeEu French is registered

January 13 NO SIGNAL on 7405, 9900, 15285 kHz. But 9905 kHz is on air again. Good signal plus decoding, but not strong audio via SDR Novosibirsk, Russia -- 73! Ivo Ivanov`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** TAIWAN [non]. 5800, UT Wed Jan 13 at 0335, WRMI with discussion in English about Cuba, no doubt `Freedom Synergy Radio` yet again occupying this hour instead of scheduled programming as filed previously under USA; FSR is pro-Taiwan, anti-ChiCom, but from the POV of anti-Commie Cubans (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 338-MCW kHz, Jan 13 at 0415 UT, ND beacon UMP, which is 25 watts from Indianapolis / MetroPolitan. I was tuned to 336-USB.

392-MCW kHz, Jan 13 at 0419 UT, ND beacon FMZ, which is 25 watts from Fairmont / Beklof, Nebraska; mixed with ML and dash, see CANADA, at a very different pitch. What is Beklof? Folkeb spelt backwards. In numerous airnav references, none explaining the name. Fairmont is directly linked to Enid on US 81, 20 km south of York and I-80, total-solar-eclipse territory.

412-MCW kHz, Jan 13 at 0420 UT, ND beacon CMY, which is 30 watts from Sparta / Fort McCoY, Wisconsin. I was tuned to 410-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2068 monitoring; next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE [resumed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Robert Zerilli, Hazlet NJ, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``I`m a long time SWL and appreciate you being out there``

One may also contribute by MO or check in US$ on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA.

WORLD OF RADIO 2069 should be ready by early UT Friday January 15 for first airing at 0130 on WRMI 5850 & 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5830, Jan 13 at 0336, WTWW-1 with dead air, or maybe JBM as it`s very weak S4-S6. Other TN signals degraded, WWCR 5890 & 5935, but a few hours later resurged. Circa 1500, neither 5830 nor WTWW-2 5085 is on the air, unlike yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7505, Jan 13 at 0347, VP music at S6-S7, has to be reactivated WRNO; no break at ToH, music with praise tinge continues past 0400. WRNO is just too close, 1010 km = 628 st mi; while e.g. WRMI at better further skip distance is still blasting in on 7570, 7730. And/or WRNO at QRP = reduced power (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIALS

Dear Glenn, Happy New Year! May you be blessed for your service to the DX Radio community. Thank you for all your work on our behalf as broadcasters and radio enthusiasts of all types. Sincerely, Tom Roberts, PhD, western Idaho

This report dispatched at 1855 UT January 13

Media & Tech - 13/01/2021

Log Fabio Galeffi IK0JNI

UTC kHz STAZIONE/dettagli Location (TX) SINPO LINGUA
17.56 4.750 Bangladesh Betar Bangladesh 24232 Bengali
18.01 4.800 China National Radio Cina 35233 Cinese
18.03 4.905 PBS – People’s Broadcasting System Cina 25222 Cinese
18.04 4920 PBS – People’s Broadcasting System Cina 25222 Cinese
19.05 7.570 Voice of Korea North Korea 35423 Spagnolo
05.22 4.950 VOA Sao Tome e Principe 35433 Hausa
17.02 3.955 Radio Channel 292 Germania 25423 Tedesco
17.34 153 Antenna Satelor Romania 45444 Rumeno
17.35 171 Medi 1 Marocco 45544 Francese
17.37 198 BBC Inghilterra 35343 Inglese
17.39 225 Polskie Radio Polonia 45444 Polacco
17.41 234 RTL Lussemburgo 454444 Francese
17.45 252 Radio Algerienne Algeria 55555 Francese
18.00 270 Cesky Rozhlas Repubblica Ceca 45444 Ceca
18.08 693 BBC Inghilterra 25243 Inglese
05.39 7.490 WHRI USA 45444 Inglese
05.45 7.450 NHK – Radio Japan Francia 55444 Francese
05.51 7.425 Radio Ndarason International Inghilterra 45544 Kanuri
05.54 7.350 Radio Denge Welat Romania 45544 Curdo
06.00 7.445 BBC Ascension Island 45434 Inglese
18.24 3.985 Radio Belarus International Germania 35333 Inglese
12.10 9.610 AWR -Guam Guam (USA) 25233 Cinese
12.30 12.030 AWR -Guam Guam (USA) 35433 Cantonese
13.50 11.875 Reach Beyond Australia Australia 45434 Inglese
18.20 6.195 BBC Oman 45444 Inglese
18.41 7.475 Radio Thailand Tailandia 55544 Thai
18.49 7.645 Sound of Hope Xi Wang Zhi Sheng Taiwan 55544 Cinese
18.56 7.730 Sound of Hope Xi Wang Zhi Sheng Taiwan 55544 Cinese
19.57 7.810 Sound of Hope Xi Wang Zhi Sheng Taiwan 45444 Cinese
05.35 4.840 WWCR USA 45444 Inglese
05.36 4.885 Radio Clube do Parà Brasile 25222 Portoghese
05.42 5.025 Radio Rebelde Cuba 35233 Spagnolo
05.44 5.040 Radio Habana Cuba Cuba 25233 Spagnolo
05.45 5.840 World Music Radio Danimarca 35333 Danese
05.47 5.850 WRMI USA 25222 Inglese
05.50 5.890 WWCR USA 25222 Inglese
11.17 12.095 FEBC Radio Filippine 45333 Hmong Blue
18.50 9.820 WLCR – World’s Last Chance Inghilterra 55544 Inglese
19.01 9.845 World Christian Broadcast - KNLS Madagascar 45444 Russo
11.03 7.330 Radio Joystick Austria 45444 Tedesco
04.57 5.085 WTWW USA 25323 Inglese

Fabio Galeffi (Roma) - IK0JNI

Unscheduled broadcast of Radio France International on 9905 kHz DRM, January 13

FRANCE Unscheduled broadcasts of Radio France International in DRM mode:
1300-1700 on 7405; 1200-1500 on 9900; 1430-1530 on 15285; 1500-1530 on 9905
2300-2400 on 5875 via Issoudun all unregistered in Winter B20 HFCC Database
January 13 NO SIGNAL on 7405, 9900, 15285 kHz. But 9905 kHz is on air again
Good signal plus decoding, but not strong audio via SDR Novosibirsk, Russia

--

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

No signal of TWR India on 9910 & 9950 kHz, January 13

INDIA(non) No signal of TWR India on 9910 & 9950 kHz, January 13
1315-1445 on 9910 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs various languages:
1315-1330 Maithili Mon-Fri; Bengali Sat and Bhatri Sun
1330-1345 Maithili Mon-Fri; Bundelkhandi Sat and Hindi Sun
1345-1400 Awadhi Mon; Hindi Tue-Fri and Kashmiri Sat/Sun
1400-1430 Bhojpuri Mon-Fri and Hindi Sat/Sun
1430-1445 Dogri Tue/Wed and Hindi Thu-Mon

1345-1445 on 9950 KCH 300 kW / 098 deg to SoAs various languages:
1345-1400 Vasavi Mon/Tue; Marwari Wed; Mavchi Thu/Fri; Chodhri Sat
and Kurux Sun; 1400-1430 Sindhi Mon-Fri and 1430-1445 Hindi Mon-Fri

--

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

Stations heard in Friol

ANGOLA, 4949.7, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, 2015-2033, 12-01, Portuguese, comments, songs. 15321.

BOLIVIA, 3310, Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, 0053-0106, 13-01, Bolivian songs, Quechua, comments. 25322.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 2040-2110, 12-01, Portuguese, comments, id. “Radio Clube”. 25322.
Also heard 0530-0610, 13-01, relaying Radio Bandeirantes program. 25432.

5939.4, Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, 0740-0755, 13-01, religious songs, Portuguese. 34433.

6180, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2031-2047, 12-01, Brazilian songs. // 11780. 14321.

9665, Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, 1950-2005, 12-01, religious songs and comments. 34433.

9818.8, Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 1945-2006, 12-01, portuguese, religious comments. 24322.

10000, Time Signal Station Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, 1954-1958, 12-01, time signals, female voice announcements: “Observatorio Nacional, 16 horas, 55 minutos, 50 segundos...”. 22432.

11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 1835-2040, 12-01, Portuguese, comments, Brazilian songs. id. “Radio Nacional da Amazonia…, emisora da Rede Brasil de Comunicaçao” 24322.

11895, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2028-2050, 12-01, Portuguese, religious comments. 14321.

COLOMBIA?, 4940, religious station, 0451-0530, 13-01, Spanish, religious comments and songs. 15321.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1713-1825, 12-01, French, Vernacular, comments, African songs. 14321.
Also heard 0613-0635, 13-01, African songs, French, Vernacular, comments, id. “Radio Congo”. 24322.

CUBA, 4765, Radio Progreso, Bejucal, 0445-0504*, 13-01, Cuban songs, Spanish, comments, “Una producción de Radio Progreso”, “Radio Progreso les ha ofrecido su programación correspondiente al día de hoy”. 25432.

ERITREA
7140, Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara, 1603-1634, 12-01, Vernacular, comments, East African songs. 34433.
Also 0506-0520, 13-01, Vernacular comments. 24322.

7180, Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara, 0507-0515, 13-01, comments. Barely audible. 14311.

ETHIOPIA, 6090, Voice of Amhara State, Addis Ababa, 0453-0507, 13-01, Vernacular, comments. 25322.

GERMANY, 5905, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Pinneberg, 0610-0617, 13-01, German, weather report. // 6180. 45444.

GUINEA, 9650, Radio Guinée, Conakry, 0804-0825, 13-01, French, comments, id. “Radio Guinée”, African songs. QRM from Voice of Korea on the same frequency. 33433.

INDIA
4950, AIR, Kashmir, 1645-1739*, 12-01, Vernacular, comments, songs, at 1730 English, news. 15321.

JAPAN
6055, Radio Nikkei 1, Chiba-Nagara, 0804-0812, 13-01, Japanese, comments. Very weak. 15321.

6115, Radio Nikkei 2, Chiba-Nagara, 0748-0810, 13-01, pop songs in English, Japanese, comments. 24322.

KYRGYZSTAN, 4010.2, Kirgyz Radio, Bishkek, 1653-1712, 12-01, Kirgyz comments. Very weak. 15321.

LIBERIA, 6050, ELWA Radio, Monrovia, 0720-0735 , 13-01, English, religious comments. 14321.

MALAYSIA, 9835, Sarawak FM, Kajang, 0905-0935, 13-01, Malaysian, comments, songs, 25322.

MALI, 5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, *0556-0730, 13-01, open with African songs, at 0600 interval signal, id. “Vous ecoutez L’Officce de Radiodiffusion Televisión du Mali, émettant de Bamako...”, French, comments, Vernacular. 34433.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educacion, Ciudad de México, 0504-0620, 13-01, Latin American songs, boleros, id. “Muchas gracias por sintonizar la onda corta de Radio Educación, 6185 kHz, en la banda internacional de 49 metros”. 24322.

NIGERIA, 7254.9, Voice of Nigeria, Abuja Lugbe, 0900-0910, 13-01, English, id. “Voice of Nigeria”, news. 15321.

SUDAN
7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1616-1634, 12-01, Arabic, comments. 24322.

9505, Voice of Africa, Al Aitahab, 1645-1730, 12-01, French program, id. “La Voix de L’Afrique”, program “Magazine économique”, at 1716 English program “The Voice of Africa”, “Thank you for listening”, news, comments. 34433.

TANZANIA, 11735, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 1715-1750, 12-01, Swahili, comments, mentioned “Dar es Salam. 14321.

TIBET, 7385, PSB Xizang, Lasha, 1600-1620, 12-01, time signals, English, “The latest news”, “Holy Tibet”, news, comments. 33433.

ZAMBIA
4965, Voice of Hope Africa, Lusaka, 1721-1738, 12-01, English, religious comments. // 6065. 15321.

5995, Zambia NBC, Radio 1, Lusaka, 0518-0526, 13-01, Vernacular comments, African songs. 15321.

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Friol
Tecsun S-8800 and PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters

Unscheduled broadcasts of Radio France International in DRM mode

FRANCE    Unscheduled broadcasts of Radio France International in DRM mode:
1300-1700 on 7405; 1200-1500 on 9900; 1430-1530 on 15285; 1500-1530 on 9905
2300-2400 on 5875 via Issoudun,all unregistered in Winter B20 HFCC Database
0000-2400 on 3965 ISS 010 kW / non-dir to WeEu French is registered in HFCC
0900-1200 on 6175 ISS 100 kW / 153 deg to SEEu French is registered in HFCC
0900-1200 on 6175 ISS 100 kW / 267 deg to SWEu French is registered in HFCC
1200-1500 on 6175 ISS 150 kW / non-dir to WeEu French is registered in HFCC
 
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73! Ivo Ivanov
 
More information on the shortwave listening hobby,
please visit to http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com
 
QTH-1: Patreshko, Bulgaria
Receiver: Afedri SDR
Software: SDR-Console v2.3(using remote connection)
Antennas: various Inverted V and beverage antennas.
 
QTH-2: Sofia OK2, Bulgaria
Receiver: Sony ICF-2001D
Antenna: 30 m. long wire

Radio Vanuatu, 3945, back on air, heard via SDR Kiwi remote receiver in North New Zealand right now, 0703, 13-01

VANUATU, 3945, Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, 0703-0715, 13-01, on air, English, female, male, Vanuatu news, mentioned "Vanuatu" a lot lot of times. 35433

Good signal at 0900UT January 13 via SDR Rutorua, New Zealand

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Heard via SDR Kiwi remote receiver in North New Zealand

Glenn Hauser logs January 12, 2021

** ALGERIA [non]. 7375, Jan 12 at 1920, RRI in Romanian is very strong via UTwente, but challenged by CCI from RTA via FRANCE, the defective transmitter with continuous rapid clickbeeping - or beepclicking? Collision is obvious in HFCC B-20 registrations, quite a failure of ``coördination``. Meanwhile, RTA`s other frequency, 7315 is loud & clear. Romania is also on 5990, unchecked; EiBi lax 7375, but HFCC, Aoki & WRTH 2021 all show both Galbenis during these two sesquihours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** BRAZIL. 11905-11910-11915-DRM, Jan 12 at 2355 while exploring DRM from FRANCE, q.v. on 5875, a quick check for RNA via Bonaire SDR: occasionally blasts in with clanging sounds, horrible. Label for Service 1 shows: ``XHC_AAC (A2B000) Brazil DRM Exper EEP 13.06 kbps``, whatever all that mean; SNR around 10 dB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 5870-5875-5880-DRM, Jan 12 at 2337, like last night, unsked DRM here again. Noise can be heard at OKC KiwiSDR but no DRM capability; some closer ones lack enough S/N to decode: Rochester 7.3 and S5; Virginia 4.6 tho S9; Maine just noise. But Bonaire gets it, 13-14 dB, S8 and just a few dropouts from 2342 during choral/martial music, then French artistic discussion. Now Virginia occasionally drops in. Service #1 label, only, is same on both: ``AAC(1000) TDF EEP Data 8.08 kbps``, whatever all that mean, but that`s where the TDF ID is imbedded and probably I overlooked yesterday. Mostly talk till RFI ID and off 2400* like last night.

DRM enthusiasts have not noticed this: at least not in the DRMNA iogroup with open archives, nothing at all posted since Jan 2, and before that mostly discussing equipment, not axual monitoring. It seems they are not in the habit of bandscanning to discover new things, rather waiting to be told where to tune by direct entry. I expect there are more of these from TDF/RFI yet to be found.

Still nothing from France is on the Kiwi SDR DRM tuner drop-downs with alleged skeds of various stations. Is no one paying attention?

Meanwhile, Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, had run across another one:

``FRANCE Unscheduled broadcast of RFI in DRM mode January 12 1500-1530 on 9905 ISS ??? kW / ??? deg to ???? French. Good signal + decoding, but low audio via SDR Novosibirsk, Russia``

Originally he had reported this as 1500-1600, apparently assuming it would last a semihour more. I would not call the audio I hear on 5875 ``low``.

There is also still nothing about these in Aoki or EiBI, nor HFCC: http://hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B20&broadc=TDF shows 3 DRM transmissions, but neither of these. However, at this hour, 3965 should be in DRM, shown as experimental, 24 hours except for 0057-0100. UTwente lax DRM but in AM I can hear some DRM noise on both 3965 and 5875 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 684 kHz, Jan 12 at 0712 some audio seems Castilian, YL talking, no doubt RNE1, Sevilla, one our best split TA frequencies. WRTH 2021 shows 600 kW on page 367, 200 kW on page 527; which? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 15740, Jan 12 at 1926, S6-S9 of open carrier. Obviously VOA Grimesland warming up here to take over 15730 from 1930 amid French hour, which at first is JBA via BOTSWANA. About 1929.4 jumps from 15740 to 15730 still dead air, 1930 starts modulating and with some echo, long/short path, or still Botswana too? Can`t tell when Botswana goes off. Meanwhile // 17700 Grimesland has been very poor today, tho somedays very good (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2068 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT Tue Jan 12 at 0330 on WRMI 5800, despite Jeff White`s reassurance last week; rather after a break between two Freedom Synergy Radio episodes with Jeff inviting reception reports for that. I was expecting this since FSR was starting at 0300 presumably on System H which still claims WS & WOR this hour; 5800 just having switched from System D, RAE in Spanish with DX news until 0300. Next:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW [to be confirmed; will appreciate anyone already awake checking this]

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE [resumed]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2300 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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

Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Robert Zerilli, Hazlet NJ, for a contribution via PayPal to woradio at yahoo.com and commenting: ``I`m a long time SWL and appreciate you being out there``

One may also contribute by MO or check in US$ on a US bank to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702 USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 12 at 1523, WTWW-2, S9+30 with rock in daytime on night frequency, still at 1611 and 1922 chex. Ditto 5830, WTWW-1, S9+20/10, with SFAW. I think both were also on earlier past 0700, but not logged as not that unusual. So all night and all day. Automation operation out of control? What does FCC allow? I see it has belatedly put up B-20 skeds as of Nov 23: https://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/neg/hf_web/B20FCC01.TXT 5085 00-24 but 5830 only 00-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11566.64-USB, approx., Jan 12 at 1610, weak 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0209 UT January 13

Agenda DX 13/01/2021

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
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FTIOM & UBMP, January 17-23

From the Isle of Music, January 17-23:
This week, we compare how Cuban bands recorded some popular songs with later versions by North American bands.
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)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1300-1400 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
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Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, January 17-23:
In episode 200, we enjoy traditional and modern music from Central African Republic and Western Sahara.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2300-0000 (6:00PM -7:00PM EST) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
3. Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward.
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martedì 12 gennaio 2021

Media & Tech - 12/01/2021

Unscheduled broadcast of RFI in DRM mode January 12

FRANCE Unscheduled broadcast of RFI in DRM mode January 12
1500-1530 on 9905 ISS ??? kW / ??? deg to ???? French. Good
signal + decoding, but low audio via SDR Novosibirsk, Russia

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73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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