mercoledì 30 giugno 2021

Media & Tech - 30/06/2021

Glenn Hauser logs June 29, 2021

** CHINA [and non]. Re my log of something 13920+ after CNR1 jammer off 1400* June 28, could it be Sound of Hope? Inconclusive, but Wolfgang Bueschel replies, ``TAIWAN 13919.991 kHz a tiny poor signal noted at 1352 UT June 29 remotedly on Tokyo SDR unit.`` And previously on March 7, 2012: ``13920.004 SOH Xi Wang Zhi Shen. Miaoli, Mandarin. S=5, 0756 UT. 73 wb df5sx``.

My CNR1 jammer logs June 29 at 1421: 13530 JBA vs CODAR; 13130 weaker Chinese; 12880 even weaker S5-S8; 12820 & 12500 JBA carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC, and here is something stranger than ever. June 29 at 1424 I start tuning for spurs on the 13 MHz band, first finding 13580 with extremely distorted music blob with reconfirmed F# tone, that`s 120 kHz down from 13700 so next one should be around 13640: yes, but as soon as I get there it vanishes while 13700 has been replaced by fax?? sounds at S9+10. Beepery goes on and on and seems deliberate rather than random, some brief pauses. Reminds me some of fax and some of SSTV. I cannot decode either. Briefly at 1430 there is a mixture of this and undermodulated music at S9+10/20. One zero-beat is at 13703. At 1432 I check for more on the plus side: 13762 has F# blob, also weakers around 13825, 13886, 13948, trace 14013; and JBA trace circa 14075 where it collides with that hamband beepery, whatever it be. Back to the fundamental, which is now centered on 13705 with the SSTV/fax beepery; spurs now circa 13579, 13518 trace. 13705 continues past 1458. At 1459 I measure JBM carriers with F# tones on 13761.73 and 13638.29. At 1502, 13700 is off, but now 13705 is playing RHC music, no beepery, 1503 dead air and 1504* off! I wonder if the RHC broadcast sites, besides being shared with jammers, spies, also be shared with utility services (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KASHMIR [non]. 15170, it`s another Tuesday already June 29, so I remember just in time at 1525 to check UTwente for what`s on this week from IRRS: last week from 1500 it was ` Sounds Irish` music, and before that it was Kashmir Civitas clandestine. It`s back to the latter, S9+20/30, talk in presumed Urdu mentioning Kashmir with strumming musical background. 1527.5 ``salaam aleikum`` greeting in closing; 1528 a bit of other music and cut off air early? at 1528:15*, soon back on for a split second before gone for good.

Others had been hearing this earlier: Arthur Pozner near NYC, Harold Sellers in BC, and Paul Walker in AK.

Pozner says: ``Confirmed about the actual language. It is the same "Kashmir" program in Urdu and was received in several countries with various results. And a station ID came on in Russian: "This is Inter-Radio Romania"!``

Sellers says: ``fair-good in southern British Columbia at 1519 with presumed Kashmiri. Man with stringed instrument music in background into an on location report of some kind. Missed sign off which was before 1528. Was good at 1523`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. Quick check of nearby 25-watt ND beacon status, June 29 at 2255 UT: 255 SW Stillwater still off; 342 EI Enid and 515 PN Ponca City still ON (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2092 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5800, June 29 at 0553, NO open carrier this Tuesday from presumed WRMI after-hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) However:

** U S A. 7730, June 29 at 0557, open carrier/dead air from this WRMI TOM frequency, while the others, 7570, 5850, 5950 and 9395 are OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU. 7260, June 29 before 0559, and 11835 after 0600, JBA carriers from presumed R. Vanuatu resuming normal schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2340 UT June 29

Taiwan / China observations

here a new monitoring log taken in Hiroshima and Tokyo Japan remote units at 22.40 to 23.02 UT on June 29.

TAIWAN 13919.989 kHz a fair S=6 signal at 22.50 UT June 29
remotedly on Tokyo SDR unit.
No CNR1 jamming on that channel, but nearby channels in 22 meterband.

13959.992 TWN SOH Mandarin, but also disturbed
by broadband CODAR signal in this area. S=6 at 22.40 UT

13889.971 SOH TWN at 22.52 UTC.

13870even CHN CNR1 S=9 signal. and co-channel on odd
13869.923 kHz SOH TWN Mandarin at 22.53 UT.

13840.009 NZL R NZ Pacific pop music in prgress at 22.55 UT,
not as strong as expected, S=5 or -96dBm signal.

13760.208 KRE Voice of Korea D.P.R. Spanish signal S=9+20dB in Hiroshima

13670.029 TWN SOH Mandarin at 22.58 UTC. Poor S=3-4

13590even CHN CNR1 jamming, not as strong equal level til close-down
at exact 23.00 UT TX off sharp.
and co-channel
13589.965 TWN SOH Mandarin S=6 at 23.02 UT on June 29.

73 wb df5sx

Agenda DX 30/06/2021

Mundial 860, Venezuela (1953)
Radio Esperanza, Cile 6090 Khz (1990)
COPE Madrid 999 Khz (1969)

Festa dell'Indipendenza, Repubblica Democratica del Congo

FTIOM & UBMP July 4-10; Canada D'eh

From the Isle of Music, July 4-10:
This week, our guest is Maikel Dinza, winner of the Popular Dance Music category in this year's Cubadisco for his album Manigua.
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 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US).
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
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Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, July 4-10:
In episode 224, we celebrate July 4 (Independence Day in the United States) with both serious and satirical songs and skits.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) 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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Canada D’eh
Date/Time: July 1, 10-11PM EDT (July 2, 0200-0300 UTC)
Frequency: WBCQ The Planet, 6160 & 7490 kHz
July 1st is Canada Day, and since RCI is no longer blessing shortwave listeners with its presence on the short waves, Fred Waterer, a genuine Canadian, and “Uncle Bill” Tilford, an American who is frequently mistaken for one, will present Canada D’eh, an affectionate salute to the occasion with music, humor, fun facts and stories on WBCQ The Planet, which is right next door to Canada with time donated by Angela and Allan Weiner.

martedì 29 giugno 2021

Alexanderson Day 2021

The annual transmission event on the Alexanderson Day with the Alexanderson Alternator from 1924
on VLF 17.2 kHz CW with the call sign SAQ, is scheduled for Sunday, July 4th, 2021.
The Alexander Grimeton Association are planning to carry out two broadcasts to the world from the old Alexanderson alternator SAQ. Only required staff will be in place, due to the ongoing pandemic.

Transmission schedule:
1. Startup and tuning at 10:30 CET (08:30 UTC) with a transmission of a message at 11:00 CET (09:00 UTC)
2. Startup and tuning at 13:30 CET (11:30 UTC) with a transmission of a message at 14:00 CET (12:00 UTC)

Live Video from World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
Both transmission events can be seen live on our YouTube Channel.
The live video starts 5 minutes before the startup and tuning.

QSL Reports to SAQ
QSL reports to SAQ are most welcome and appreciated!
For guaranteed E-QSL from us, please report using our ONLINE FORM.
Our confirmation of reports by Email / mail / bureau is not guaranteed.
Please only send ONE report covering both transmissions.
The online form will be open from July 4th until August 3rd.

Amateur Radio Station SK6SAQ
The Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 3.535 kHz CW or
– 7.140 kHz SSB

QSL-reports to SK6SAQ (NOT SAQ) are kindly received via:
– Email to
– or via: SM bureau
– or direct by postal mail (link to address here)Two stations will be on the air most of the time.

Visiting World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
If you are planning to visit World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station on the Alexanderson Day, first see for visitor’s information.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be no particular visitor activities on this day and no visitors will be allowed to the transmitter hall, during the transmissions. The association will try to carry out the transmissions to the world from the old Alexanderson alternator SAQ with minimal staff in place.
For further details, se or

*The world heritage site Grimeton is a living cultural heritage. All transmissions with the long-wave transmitter SAQ are therefore preliminary and may be cancelled at short notice.

Media & Tech - 29/06/2021

Live KSKO Request Show on WRMI

Join me for “The Friday Night Request Show Dance Party Thingy” fron KSKO 89.5 McGrath, Alaska to be broadcast on WRMI Shortwave.

It’ll take place Saturday July 10th 0300-0500UTC on 7780 to the east coast US and Western Europe, 7730 to the west coast US, Canada along with Hawaii, And the South Pacific (NZ, said, etc) and 4980 to the Caribbean and South America.

I’ll be taking phone calls with requests during the show as it’s truly LIVE. No station money was spent for this, It’s coming out of my pocket just to have something different up on shortwave got a few hours

The incredible reach of the Eswatini transmitter

Less than 2 percent of the Yao population are Christian. Abdi and Shafiq are just two of the many Yao Christians and population that TWR reaches from the Eswatini Transmitter.

TWR Africa has been spreading hope throughout the African continent since 1974 engaging millions in more than 50 countries.

Radio, the internet, mobile devices, TWR360, and other media sources open doors to allow the gospel to spread to countries where Christianity is legally forbidden, to animistic tribes in the Nuba Mountains who are cut off from the rest of civilization, and to displaced people fleeing war in northern Mozambique. We have been equipped with powerful media tools to take the Good News into places where we physically cannot go. Through the power of the Spirit, we can use radio and other mass media to accomplish the task Jesus gave us to make disciples of all nations.

TWR broadcasts from various transmitter sites in Africa including TWR Eswatini and the Middle East on shortwave, and TWR West Africa on medium wave (AM). In addition, TWR broadcasts programs via several TWR partner FM radio networks and a satellite channel that offer direct-to-home services to various parts of the continent.

Although new media are rapidly becoming an important part of life in Africa, radio remains the primary way people get their information. Since a radio set is typically the first luxury item that an African will buy, radio is one of the most valuable assets a family can have if they can afford one.

Radio has the advantage of being media that can reach all kinds of people irrespective of their racial background, age, religion, or class. It also crosses political and geographic borders. Thus, radio remains an effective and relevant medium. Listeners don’t have to pay to access radio like some newer media.

The transmitter in Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, broadcasts in 54 East and Southern African languages. The Eswatini Transmitter went on-air in 1974 and has been blanketing Southern Africa with the gospel message over shortwave ever since.

Over the years, God provided upgrades and replacements to the equipment that allowed TWR to extend its reach further and further from Eswatini. As the transmitter site made improvements over the years and depended on God’s goodness to supply their needs, they have expanded their reach to East and Central Africa, and even as far as South Asia.

Bringing Hope to Mozambique
Dealing with war is a daily struggle for many sub-Saharan Africans, be it a war between countries or fellow countrymen. During the Mozambique Civil War from 1977-1992, a total of 1 million people died in the fighting, with 5 million displaced and countless amputees from land mines. Death and disease paralyzed this country.

Amidst despair, a voice on the radio began telling stories of the wonderful love of Jesus. TWR penetrated the fighting in 1990 with Molumo Olipelela (Words of Hope), which offered Truth to the Makhuwa of Mozambique, Africa’s largest unreached animistic group. These messages quickly became louder as word of them started spreading throughout the country.

During the fighting, a listener said, “Something is happening. People in my country know about TWR.” These broadcasts spoke of peace, togetherness, friendship, and tranquility in the middle of extreme violence and disunity. People listening to the broadcasts were giving their lives to Christ. Churches started to develop. The country began to change.

In addition to the Makhuwa programs that were winning people to Christ, the Lomwe programs also trained church leaders in how to disciple these new believers. The purpose of Christian radio is not just to create believers, but disciples. As a result of six years of broadcasting into Mozambique, over 300 local congregations established themselves in the work of the Lord. Praise be to God for the way He united this country in His love despite the war that threatened to tear it apart.

Just as TWR offered hope during the 1977-1992 Civil War, TWR continues to offer hope in this current conflict in the northern portions of Mozambique. Since the war began, there are thousands more internally displaced people each month. The instability had led to huge numbers of people fleeing on foot with only what they can carry as their homes are no longer safe. As the turmoil continues into 2021, TWR brings hope to families caught in the middle of the conflict.

Reaching Somalia, Eritrea, and South Sudan
We redesigned the switch and made some changes to the antennas in Eswatini, which provided new opportunities to reach very difficult areas like Somalia, Eritrea, and South Sudan. Many of these areas are under heavy Islamic influence.

During Christmas last year we received feedback from listeners in Somalia who are tuning into programs being broadcast on shortwave and mediumwave. In Africa people still listen to shortwave radio. Especially in places where there is war and turmoil, people want to hear what is really happening.

The Yao of Southeast Africa
The Word of God is going out to many parts of Africa from the Eswatini Transmitter, including to the Yao population of Southern Malawi, Northern Mozambique, and Southern Tanzania.

A young Yao man, Abdi* in Southeast Africa searching for God responded to our broadcasts in his heart language (Yao) on shortwave from our transmitter site in Eswatini. “Help us to understand the better way to God, and that in the end, we may meet Christ.” Another Yao man, Shafiq*, asked us to pray with him so that his parents could come to salvation.

According to Joshua Project, less than 2 percent of the Yao population are Christian. Abdi and Shafiq are just two of the many Yao Christians and population that TWR reaches from the Eswatini Transmitter.

*Names have been altered for security reasons.

(Evangelical Focus via Mike terry via shortwave io group)

Glenn Hauser logs June 28, 2021

** CHINA. 13920, June 28 at 1359, tune-in just in time for CNR1 jammer to timesignal and off 1400* --- but wait, there is now a much weaker signal offset to the plus side but not measured. That could really be Sound of Hope, Taiwan. Wolfie may have measured it precisely sometime, but I haven`t found it (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13740, 11850, 11760, 11670, June 28 at 2324, all these RHC frequencies scheduled now are absent; but 9710 & 9535 audible, as are CRI relays on 13650 and probably 11980 harmonic. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17895.072, June 28 at 1437, Qur`an is JBA on always off-frequency; even weaker JBA carrier on 17614.989, the pair amounting to the only stations on band (OSOB) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** VANUATU [and non]. 7260, June 28 at 0543, JBA carrier, presumed R. Vanuatu back on `normal` sked and about to QSY to 11835. So ahead of time I park on 11834-USB to hear the carrier cut on, which it does at *0559:31, still JBA vs high ~S9 local 24/7 line noise level.

[I called it in to OG&E a week ago and a guy came by only to tell me that someone from OKC would have to come up and deal with it when they get around to it. There used to be a powerline noise DF guy in Enid but he`s moved on to a new position. Still QRX]

Ron Howard had reported RV AWOL from 7260/11835 for three days June 25-26-27, and had this Reply from Rob Wagner (Australia) on June 27:

``"Yes Ron. Here in mid-winter, I am hearing RV on 7260 for much of the day from 0200 to s/off. My notes show that on June 25, RV was there on 7260 at 0200 but gone when I checked that band again at 0310. Irregular operations and I suspect technical difficulties. I have not checked the other freqs. Rob"``

BTW, we would not be hearing RV on 7260 as early as 0330-0400, rather VOA Somali via Vatican yet VG signal here way off-target, violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 90.1, June 28 at 1518 UT, on household radio listening to KUCO, briefly overcome by gospel huxter in English, i.e. sporadic E trying to break thru, certainly not the usual CCI from also classical Radio Kansas KHCC; and nothing close enough to do that by Vance airplane scatter. So out to the car for DX bandscan, resulting in zilch till I quit at 1537. There is lots of Es on DXMAPs, some spots surpassing 90 or 100 MHz; and guys back east have DXed OK stations, but I am not so lucky in reverse. But then I am not constantly monitoring with a big antenna (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0433 UT June 29

Agenda DX 29/06/2021

Radio Polar, Cile 960 Khz (1940)
Radio Super, Colombia 1200 Khz (1974)
Radio Arequipa, Perù 5951 Khz (1940)

Giornata dell'Indipendenza, Seychelles

lunedì 28 giugno 2021

Wolfgang Bueschel: REE log

now at 19.45 UT REE Noblejas with their usual Spanish programme
after Copenhagen footbal transmission,

but still 15520 kHz FAULTY outlet missed tonight,
latter not on air,

In Cyprus and Iceland noted
17855 kHz now at S=9+25dB and better,

also 11669.994 kHz and 11940even with proper signals all over Europe.
73 wb

Media & Tech - 28/06/2021

Spain vv Croatia national teams, live coverage of match, only single frequency outlet today

SPAIN REE Nobelejas, today Mon June 28 - Spain football team match -
only on two SW channels on their Mon-Fri (!) only schedule.

Spain vv Croatia teams, live coverage of match
16 - 18 UT at Copenhagen, Denmark stadium,
0 : 1 favours Croatia at 16.20 UT .

11669.994 kHz little odd fq S=9+25dB or -48dBm at 16.12 UT

15520 kHz formerly S=9+30dB or -44dBm in last week,
BUT DEFUNCT (?) today, no signal in 19 mb could be traced so far,

nothing on 11940 kHz, nor on 17855 kHz channels, because both latter
only scheduled Sat/Suns 16-18 UT, on Mon-Fris both start from 18 UT onwards.

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

Propagation outlook from SWPC Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2021 Jun 28 0115 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
21 - 27 June 2021

Solar activity was at very low to low levels during the period.
Region 2833 (N23, L=208, class/area Hsx/160 on 21 Jun) produced a
C1/Sf flare observed at 25/1403 UTC. A long duration C3 x-ray event
was observed from around the NE limb at 23/0707 UTC. This event was
accompanied by a Type II radio sweep with an estimated shock
velocity of 724 km/s. Regions 2835 (S18, L=053, class/area Dso/230
on 27 Jun) and 2836 (S27, L=057, class/area Cro/020 on 27 Jun)
produced a few B-class events during the period. No Earth-directed
CMEs were observed in available coronagraph data.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
moderate levels on 22 Jun and 26-27 Jun. High levels were observed
on 21 Jun and 23-25 Jun. A maximum flux of 4,330 pfu was observed at
21/1435 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity was was at mostly quiet levels with
isolated unsettled periods observed early on 22 Jun, late on 24 Jun
and early on 25 Jun. Solar wind parameters were mostly unremarkable
during the period.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
28 June - 24 July 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at predominately very low levels
during the outlook period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to be at high levels on 29-30 Jun and 01-06 Jul due to CH
HSS influences. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the
remainder of the outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active
levels on 30 Jun, 04 Jul, 09-10 Jul and 12-13 Jul due to recurrent
CH HSS influence. Mostly quiet conditions are expected for the
remainder of the outlook period.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2021 Jun 28 0115 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
# Issued 2021-06-28
# UTC Radio Flux Planetary Largest
# Date 10.7 cm A Index Kp Index
2021 Jun 28 88 5 2
2021 Jun 29 90 5 2
2021 Jun 30 90 10 3
2021 Jul 01 90 5 2
2021 Jul 02 92 5 2
2021 Jul 03 92 5 2
2021 Jul 04 92 12 4
2021 Jul 05 92 5 2
2021 Jul 06 90 5 2
2021 Jul 07 85 5 2
2021 Jul 08 85 5 2
2021 Jul 09 85 8 3
2021 Jul 10 85 8 3
2021 Jul 11 85 5 2
2021 Jul 12 82 15 4
2021 Jul 13 82 12 4
2021 Jul 14 82 5 2
2021 Jul 15 80 5 2
2021 Jul 16 80 5 2
2021 Jul 17 80 5 2
2021 Jul 18 80 5 2
2021 Jul 19 82 5 2
2021 Jul 20 85 5 2
2021 Jul 21 85 5 2
2021 Jul 22 85 5 2
2021 Jul 23 85 5 2
2021 Jul 24 85 5 2

KBS World Radio: Test Transmission Notice For SW Listeners

We are delighted to announce that our shortwave transmission from Kimje, South Korea will be normalized after a three week test transmission starting at 0400 UTC on July 8th, 2019. We thank you for your patience during the past year.

Our English programming on 9785 kHz that was initially moved to 1800-2100 UTC due to a transmitter problem will be back on 1400-1700 UTC at a stronger output of 250 kW.

Listeners who tune into our programs on 11810 kHz and 15575 kHz can also expect to enjoy better reception since the current 100 kW transmitter will be replaced by a 250 kW transmitter.

Please be sure to tune into KBS World Radio during the test transmission period and send us your reception reports. Your feedback will help us find ways to improve your listening experience.

Glenn Hauser logs June 27-28, 2021

** CUBA. 11850, June 28 at 0352, RHC undermodulation with pulsing dropouts also bumping the carrier around. Exactly same thing on the JBA carrier spur parasites 11840 & 11860. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 9525, June 28 at 0339 ululating song from Dengê Welat. Aoki shows 9525 via FRANCE at 0230-0600 & 1558-2100. But EiBi shows 0230-0530 via France, and 1600-2100 via Moldova. No Turkish jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7475, June 28 at 0332, anti-Christ pirate, Station YHWH registers S9 but Josiah`s intonation on thin modulation is unreadable vs noise level. Ran across him before getting Rick Barton`s tip that he was very strong into AZ at 0325 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 93.9, June 27 at 1824 UT, open carrier, dead air in $tereo, no doubt my semi-local KIMY gospel huxter in Watonga. On the caradio in a futile bandscan for sporadic E which is bouncing around elsewhere. On the DX-398, KIMY signal attempts to energize RDS icon but never an RDS display for definite ID. Still dead at later chex such as 2317 UT. My God! Imagine how many souls have not been saved in the meantime!! (I also have dead air vs stations on 95.1, but think this be algo RF-feeder left on somewhere nearby.)

(BTW, the KIMY translator in Enid on 93.1, K266BR, I last heard May 6, 2013! with noise before it totally crashed, and then noted as of May 28, 2013 that it had been off for a few weeks. It`s still in the WTFDA FM Database but now flagged as silent, so I suppose it`s still licensed after 8! years?! Meanwhile, Enid lax any local translator of any public radio station, tho I have suggested to one or two they should go after this frequency. Meanwhile, it`s semi-open for DX, fringely dominant KHMY Pratt KS, ``My 93.1`` with 100 kW and identifying more as a Hutchinson station.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850 & 7570 & 7730, June 28 at 0325, Dead Brother Hystairical, long ago, then more than ever apropos nickname, audio is cutting out frequently for several seconds making him more incomprehensible than ever via WRMIs; while not doing so on more or less // 5890 WWCR & 7489 WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U K [non]. 9880, June 28 at 0336, Farsi talk keeps mentioning Iran, good signal here. Aoki shows BBC via BULGARIA this hour among a 2.5-hour span involving 2 or 3 languages and switching among 4 sites. Is that really necessary or somehow advantageous? No jamming audible.

9880 0200-0230 ARM BBC Pas Yerevan-Gav 1-7
9880 0230-0300 ARM BBC Dar Yerevan-Gav 1-7
9880 0300-0330 OMA BBC Pas Al Seela 1-7
9880 0330-0430 BUL BBC Per Kostinbrod( 1-7
9880 0430-0530 UAE BBC Per Al-Dhabbiya 1-7

BTW, Iran persecutes family of BBC Persian staff: (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2092 monitoring: NOT confirmed Sunday June 27 at 2000 as scheduled on IRRS via AM Italia, 918 kHz, as monitored via nearby Noale SDR: music keeps playing past 2001 and the signal is weaker than usual, only S9+17. I let it run in the background, and think I hear me at 2012, but turned up at 2015 it`s their local YL ID ``Have a good listening``, and more music.

NOT confirmed Sunday June 27 at 2200 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 6159.878v. I don`t get to check until 2227 when the air is dead on an S7-S9 carrier into Maryland SDR; did not get webcast checked before WOR would have ended at 2229. 6160- continues dead air past 2230 into HRI slot, but at 2241 it`s now modulating and also webcasting. (Other WBCQ with `UBMP` is S9 on 7488.861v.)

Confirmed Sunday June 27 at 2240 the 2230 on WRMI 9955, S9/+10 atop
Cuban pulse jamming.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+10/20.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 28 at 0130 on WRN webcast to N America.

Also confirmed UT Monday June 28 at 0230 on WRMIs into Maryland SDR: 7780 VG S9/+20; 5800 S8/S9+10, but the latter better out here. Nexts, not until Wednesday:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 5050, June 28 at 0016 on caradio, memory stops on a loud dial tone! Then dead air for at least two minutes 0018+; typical for WWRB on its weekend-only ``schedule`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 750, June 27 at 2233 UT, on caradio a few miles N of Enid on US60/64/81 - northward, eastward and westward at same time all on the same rough stretch of 2-lane highway but being improved? I can get some music, probably gospel in Spanish, vs 740 KRMG splash and storm noise. It`s KMMJ, Grand Island, NE, which resumed recently after months of silence, with new owner and format.

LSS for June and July is 0200 UT, as late as it can be for this strange station, so I`m relistening on the DX-398 from 0152 UT June 28. Definitely loops N/S, fortunately just in the null E/W WSB which is gaining by now. YL is singing a slow song which could be mistaken for sad romantic, but surely of praise; can`t make out much of the lyrix. Chops off the air at 0200* sharp, no ID, no goodbye until tomorrow, certainly no formal sign-off. How rude! Who cares? This dog is being wagged by its FM translator tail which does not sign off.

Here`s a story about the new KMMJ, site good for regional radio news: I see the is up to date except you`d never know it is in Spanish!

FCC classifies KMMJ as 10.5 kW direxional same pattern day and night, and UNLIMITED, but it still has to go off at official local sunset. NRC classifies it L3, as direxional and ``limited time`` annotated as signing-on not at its own sunrise or PSRA, but at *Atlanta* sunrise, which in June and July is 1030 UT. Why bother? Pattern is irregular but a notch toward Atlanta and majorish lobes to north and southwest (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1370, June 27 at 2339 UT on caradio a few miles N of Enid, is enough to audiblize ``1370 KGNO`` Dodge City KS which I can`t get in Enid on groundwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0442 UT June 28

Agenda DX 28/06/2021

Radio Educadora, Coronel Fabriciano, Brasile 1010 Khz (1966)

domenica 27 giugno 2021

Glenn Hauser logs June 27, 2021

** CHINA. CNR1 jammer survey, June 27 at 1411: 13530 JBA; rest JBA carriers on known frequencies: 13160, 13130, 16100; none in the 11 MHz WOOB area (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13820, June 27 at 1349, residual pulse jamming against nothing since this is R. Martí`s B-season-only frequency; now it`s blasting in on 13605, obscuring here any possible jamming. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. Re June 25 report: ``I too had the white noise jamming on 17750 after 1500 today via UTwente, and a JBA carrier amid it. Are we only assuming 17750 has to be for Ethiopia since it`s jammed this way? Nothing listed anywhere. In EiBi I find this which we need to check whether still on 17870 - might have moved. ``1500 1600 ETH DimtseTigray MediaHouse TIG EAf 17870/F[RANCE]``

17750, June 27 at 1515, via UTwente again JBA carrier amid DRM-like noise jamming. More of the understation is audible via Kuwait SDR, 1521 HOA music and reverb announcement. At both locations there is *no* signal on 17870, so further evidence that the 17750 transmission is the one listed for 17870: Dimtse Tigray Media House.

17750 programming and jamming have continued past 1600, 1645+ unlike the one-hour ex-17870 schedule from 1500.

Wolfgang Bueschel was also monitoring, and convinced the jamming is from the Gedja, Ethiopia site. He and I both heard a few seconds` pause in jamming at 1530 for them to reconfirm target still running.

How effective could jamming from inside Ethiopia be on such a high frequency due to skip zone? Could the Ethiopians be getting help from an outside site?

Toward the end, 17750 programming well audible into Kuwait until cut off at 1658*. Noise remains but now is not the jamming which may have stopped earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 13565-CW, June 27 at 1351, K6FRC HIFER beacon repeating nothing but ham callsign, JBA vs CODAR swirshes. Bandscan across here virtually every morning unfinds its 1.8 milliwatts, so whenever audible is notable, and always around 1400. On June 3 I had a trace of CW but not definite ID like today. Last log previous to that was May 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2092 monitoring; next:
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2200vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE [new]
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 15825, June 27 at 1417, WWCR-1 gospel huxter is the SSOB rather than JBA, tnx to sporadic E boost; enough to tell that it`s a bit overmodulated, distorted, but no squeal (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1943 UT June 27


Texas Radio Shortwave will host a series of one-hour programs by European free-radio and low-power licensed stations during July and August.

The programs will be broadcast every Friday night at 10 p.m. ET (Saturday at 0200 UTC elsewhere) by WRMI, Okeechobee, Florida, on 5800 kHz.

eQSLs will be available from individual stations. TRSW will not issue eQSLs for these programs.

These popular stations are heard regularly in Europe but seldom in North America because of propagation conditions.

Dates and featured stations are as follows:

July 03 - Radio Igloo, Sweden
July 10 - Charleston Radio International, Germany
July 17 - Radio Merlin, UK
July 24 - Radio Monique International, The Netherlands
July 31 - CoolAm Radio, The Netherlands
August 7 - Cupid Radio, The Netherlands
August 14 - Free Radio Service- Holland, The Netherlands
August 21 - Atlantic 2000 International, France
August 28 - Radio Delta International, The Netherlands.

Here’s a little about each station for July:

Radio Igloo (
Radio Igloo is a free radio station with its studio located somewhere in Sweden. All programs are pre-recorded and they use different free radio stations in Europe and the US to get their programs on the air. The Radio Igloo team is a small one, with only 4 members. They like to produce music, and making radio programs is only a small part of their business.

Charleston Radio International (
Charleston Radio International, located in Berlin, Germany, began transmitting on shortwave radio on April 22, 2018. The station takes you back to the golden years of AM Radio: the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, with talk, radio jingles, and original music from that time featuring tangos, foxtrots, and waltzes. Their Facebook page is at

Radio Merlin (
Radio Merlin went on the air in 1990 after changing its name from Radio Galaxy. Radio Galaxy was an FM station that moved to shortwave in 1989 after authorities raided it many times. They changed their name to Merlin as there was already a station called Radio Galaxy. From 1990 until 1994 the transmitter site was an abandoned electrical substation. After being raided many times the station closed down for a few years and returned to broadcasting in 2004 with a new transmitter location. Radio Merlin is regularly heard throughout Europe with a transmitter power of about 20 Watts.

Radio Monique International (
Radio Monique started on December 16, 1984, with a 50-kW mediumwave transmitter onboard the ship Ross Revenge anchored in international waters between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. At that time only state-owned radio stations were allowed to operate in The Netherlands. After the 90-meter mast (highest ever built on a ship) broke, the station had a shortwave transmitter in English and recently a medium wave transmitter again in the Dutch language. Radio Monique can be found at or near 6285 kHz several hours each week. Their website is

CoolAM Radio (
CoolAM Radio is a European free radio station that’s one of the few Dutch pirate stations using a low-power transmitter as opposed to the huge military surplus transmitters or powerful homemade equipment of other Dutch stations. CoolAM Radio is seldom on-the-air but is relayed by North American free radio stations on a regular basis. It’s also aired via Germany commercial shortwave station Channel 292. In Europe, CoolAM was most often heard on 6735 kHz.

Media & Tech - 27/06/2021

Ascolti AM Treviso 27 giugno

3995 27/6 0500 HCJB Deutschland, Weenermoor Mx Px rel. D 25522
5140 27/6 0501 Charleston Radio Inter. D-Berlin Mx E 45544
5930 27/6 0502 World Music Radio, DK-Bramming Mx E 25522
6005 27/6 0503 BBC WS Radio, Ascension Nx E 45544
6070 27/6 0504 Radio Channel 292 , D-Rohrbach Waal Mx D 35533
6080 27/6 0505 Voice Of America, STP-Pinheira Mx E 25522
6155 27/6 0506 R. Oesterreich 1 Inter., Moosbrunn Px D 55555
7245 27/6 0507 NHK Radio Japan, CVA-S. Maria Galeria Nx E 45544
7355 27/6 0509 NHK Radio Japan, F-Issoudun Nx ID E 55555
9330 27/6 0510 WBCQ World's Last Chance, Monticello Px rel. E 35544
9385 27/6 0511 WEWN 1, Vandiver Px rel. E 35533
9395 27/6 0513 The Overcomer Ministry, USA-Okeechobee6 Px rel. E 45544
9420 27/6 0517 Voice of Greece, Avlis Px Mx Gr 55555
9510 27/6 0930 IRRS- Living The Bible, Tiganesti jingle ID Px rel. E 45544
9610 27/6 0931 AWR Europe, Nauen Px <Obiettivo Dx+ Buongiorno Edicola RVS> It 55555
15790 27/6 0944 World Music Radio, DK-Randers Mx Dan 35533

73 da N. Marabello
QTH Treviso, Italia
Ant.: filare 6 metri

Log Roberto Pavanello

 999 23/6 22.10 COPE - Madrid SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1026 23/6 22.05 R. Tabriz - Azero MX suff.
 1134 23/6 20.57 COPE - Pamplona SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
 1224 24/6 20.57 COPE - Mallorca SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
 1521 21/6 22.00 R. Castellon - SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
 1539 23/6 22.00 R. Elche - SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
 1575 23/6 22.33 R. Cordoba - SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
 5140 21/6 16.20 Charleston R. Int. - EE MX ottimo
 5790LSB 23/6 19.10 R. Misti - EE MX suff.
 5930 26/6 16.45 WMR - Randers EE MX buono
 5995 23/6 19.50 R. Mali - Bamako FF NX buono
 6020 26/6 08.50 R. Monique - EE MX buono
 6150 25/6 15.45 R. Europa 24 - Datteln Tedesco MX buono
 6230 23/6 19.45 R. Tidalwave - EE ID e MX buono
 6280 23/6 19.20 Mike R. - EE MX buono
 6285 23/6 21.00 R. KR1 - EE MX buono
 6295 23/6 21.05 R. Ronalisa - EE MX buono
 6305 24/6 19.20 R. Merlin Int. - EE MX suff.
 6375 22/6 16.35 R. 319 - EE MX buono
 6985 23/6 21.10 The Vault - EE ID e MX buono
 9610 26/6 09.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
 9930 21/6 16.30 R. Iran Int. - Farsi talk buono
 9940 23/6 19.40 TWR - Manzini Lingala predica buono
 9960 23/6 19.15 R. Pilipinas - Manila Filippino talk buono
11530 21/6 16.45 Denge Welat - Curdo MX ottimo
12050 23/6 19.55 R. Ndarason Int - Kanuri MX ottimo

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

A cuore aperto: IMCARADIO I.F.71 (1935)

Come promesso, ecco la prima delle due IMCARADIO I.F.71 che avevo promesso di mostrare a cuore aperto.


Iniziamo col dire che le lettere I ed F siano le iniziali dell'inventore di questi bellissimi ricevitori, l'Ingegner Italo Filippa (I.F.) che convertendo alla radiofonia una industria manifatturiera di cartone ed affini, riuscì a progettare e costruire i migliori ricevitori che si potessero trovare in commercio a quei tempi, con caratteristiche assolutamente professionali e di elevata qualità.


La IMCA (Industria Manifatturiera Cartone ed Affini), produsse questi ricevitori di gran classe, definiti anche dal mercato americano "THE ROLLS ROYCE OF RADIO" e detto da loro, c'era da crederci davvero.


Questo modello, detto ESAGAMMA per le sei gamme esplorabili (due medie e quattro corte) ha caratteristiche da apparecchio professionale: sette valvole di cui una in alta frequenza, due amplificatrici di media, condensatore variabile blindato ed a bassa capacità per evitare accoppiamenti troppo rumorosi, contattiere argentate sul tamburo di sintonia e zoccoli ceramici per le valvole in alta e media frequenza.


Il suo punto di forza è quel meraviglioso sistema di cambio gamma, poi imitato da molti, che conferisce a questi ricevitori una grande razionalità costruttiva, unita ad una ottima stabilità ed elevata selettività. Tutti i componenti di alta frequenza sono racchiusi nel tamburo stesso che, tramite una contattiera e dei contatti laminari, provvede ad inserire nel circuito oscillatore i componenti (bobine e compensatori) relativi alla gamma prescelta.


Niente commutatori, niente falsi contatti e collegamenti brevissimi. Questo modello, costruito nel periodo bellico, risente delle sanzioni e della mancanza di materiali: il telaio non è verniciato col classico grigio, utile alla Marina Militare, ma è lasciato a metallo vivo, il collegamento all'altoparlante è fatto con un cavo a singolo spinotto anziché doppio, mancano le guarnizioni metalliche a sostegno delle scale parlanti, il mobile è più piccolo di due centimetri e, incredibile ma vero, lo schienale non ha più la retina metallica ma le tela di sacco, assai più economica ed anche la tela dell'altoparlante è in tela di sacco e non in tela pregiata, come vedremo nell'altro modello.


La media frequenza è a 455 Khz, e nonostante le ovvie economie, la IMCARADIO riuscì comunque a mantenere alto il livello di questa quarta e meno fortunata serie di ricevitori che si distingue dalle altre anche per l'uso di valvole miste e non della stessa serie, sempre a causa delle restrizioni dovute al periodo bellico.


Il tamburo era removibile per poter essere sostituito con altri, acquistabili a parte, che permettevano a questi splendidi ricevitori di coprire interamente lo spettro che va dai 10 ai 2000 metri che, per oltre 80 anni fa, non era poco.


Sul retro troviamo la presa cuffia (scollegata dal 1940 in poi in poi per evitare silenti ascolti di emittenti contrarie al regime) la presa fono e le prese di terra ed antenna; quest'ultima era schermata per permettere l'uso del famoso RADIOSTILO DUCATI, antenna verticale che utilizzava per la discesa un cavo coassiale (da vedere chi potesse permetterselo...).


Per nota, esiste una versione professionale di questo ricevitore, denominata MULTI C.S. con contenitore metallico, oscillatore BFO, alimentatore ed altoparlante separati ed indicatore di segnale a lancetta. Alla prova di ascolto, l'apparecchio  mostra ancora una eccellente sensibilità ed anche ottima selettività; in pieno giorno, riesce ancora a ricevere stazioni non ascoltabili con altri ricevitori, con antenna esterna.


Questo apparecchio giunse a me quando avevo 16 anni e trentamila lire in tasca, 42 anni fa. Lo portai a casa in autobus (25 chili), tra gli sghignazzi e le risa dei passeggeri e dovetti anche pagargli il biglietto!!!


Spero che sia di interesse per tutti gli amici appassionati.

Paolo Pierelli