giovedì 30 settembre 2021

When Radio Caroline 'had bigger audience than the BBC

It was the floating pirate radio station whose mission to was to transmit rock 'n' roll to the masses.

Radio Caroline first began broadcasting in March 1964 from a 702-ton former Danish passenger ferry, the Fredericia, in international waters off the coast of Felixstowe.

Within months, the unlicensed operation had merged with another station broadcasting from a separate boat near the Isle of Man.

From its two vantage points, Radio Caroline's presenters – who included future BBC stalwart Tony Blackburn and Tory MP Roger Gale – regaled Britons with pop songs which they could only hear on conventional stations for a few hours a week.

By September 28, 1964 – just six months after launching – the station's then-manager boasted in the Daily Mail of having an audience bigger than the all-powerful and well-established BBC.

The 'amateurs' were said to be reaching 39million listeners – with 15million in the South of England and the rest in the North. 

Radio Caroline was founded by Irish businessman Ronan O'Rahilly and George Drummond.

The pair's aim was to circumvent big record companies' control of the broadcast of popular music, as well as the stranglehold which the BBC then had on the airwaves.

O'Rahilly and Drummond were inspired by the Danish Radio Mercur, which in 1952 became the first station in the world to broadcast commercial radio from a vessel in international waters without permission from the authorities in the country that it broadcast to.

In February 1964, O'Rahilly obtained the Fredericia and converted it into a radio ship at the Irish port of Greenore, which was owned by his father.

Backed by wealthy investors which included Jocelyn Stevens of the popular Queen Magazine, the station was bizarrely named after Caroline Kennedy – the daughter of assassinated US President John F Kennedy.

While on a trip to America, O'Rahilly had seen a picture of Ms Kennedy laughing and smiling as she sat in the footwell of her father's desk in the White House's Oval Office.

Former presenter Johnnie Walker said in an interview on NPR last year that O'Rahilly thought it was a 'wonderful image' of 'happiness and laughter disrupting the works of government'.

'He said that's the name for my radio station,' he added.

After the Fredericia was renamed the MV Caroline, it sailed from Felixstowe to the Isle of Man and laid down its anchor in open water around three miles from land.

O'Rahilly had initially competed with another pirate station broadcasting from the MV Mi Amigo.

However, in July 1964, the owners of the two stations opted to merge the operations. When the MV Caroline left for the Isle of Man, the Mi Amigo remained in Felixstowe.

Between them, the stations were covering most of the British Isles.

As its popularity began to blossom, the British Government looked at ways to curtail the station's influence.

Whilst they were ultimately unable to stop it broadcasting – because of the fact it was broadcasting from international waters – the 1967 Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967 made it illegal for British subjects to associate with it.

The Government argued that the pirate operation was a danger because of the possibility of the radio frequency interfering with emergency shipping channels.

The pirates were also not paying any royalty to artists, composers or record companies.

Shortly after the law was enacted, the station was renamed as Radio Caroline International.

In a sign of Radio Caroline's enormous influence on popular culture, the BBC launched Radio 1 in September 1967 in an effort to respond to its success, as well as that of the rival Radio London.

Shrewdly, the BBC also employed many of the one-time pirate DJs who had helped to make Radio Caroline a success. They included Blackburn, who became the first to broadcast on Radio 1.

In March 1968, the very existence of Radio Caroline was threatened when both the MV Caroline and Mi Amigo were boarded and seized before being towed to Amsterdam by a salvage company to secure unpaid bills owed to a Dutch firm.

The MV Caroline was then broken up for scrap in 1972 – the same year that the Mi Amigo was rescued, allowing Radio Caroline to re-start its broadcasts.

However, the ship sank in a storm in March 1980 after losing its anchor. The station re-started for a second time in August 1983 from new ship the MV Ross Revenge.

The operation then continued, despite disagreements between O'Rahilly and some of its DJs over what the station should be playing.

Radio Caroline finally stopped broadcasting from open waters in 1991 – when the MV Ross Revenge lots its anchor in a storm and the crew had to be rescued by helicopter.

However, the station has since moved online and continues to broadcast 24 hours a day.

In 2017, Ofcom awarded Radio Caroline its first AM licence, allowing it to broadcast to audiences in parts of Suffolk and north Essex.

(dailymail.co.uk)

Media & Tech - 30/09/2021

Myanmar Sept 30

MYANMAR 5915 kHz Myanmar Radio from Nay Pyi Daw, 1200+, Sept 21. Myanmar, this one starting to fade in now after 1200 UT. Carrier already good and audio starting to come up. Can hear OM speaking but very muffled and still weak. No QRM at all in vicinity of fqy. (Ralph Perry, Wheaton-IL-USA, Naswa Electronic Flashsheet #1015 Sept 26)

5915 / 5985 kHz from Myanmar checked in Tokyo Japan remotedly at 12.15 to 12.26 UT, checked at S=5-6 or -96dBm level, poor to fair in East Asia on Sept 30:

5914.978 kHz Myanmar Radio from newly northern capital bcast site at Nay Pyi Daw, no QRM before 12.00 UT. CRI Hohhot of RTD site #694 start at 12 UT in Mongolian language in northern Far East Asia on exact 5915even ;

and
5984.995 kHz Myanmar Radio from British empire capital era at Yeegu Yangoon site too.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

Wolfgang Bueschel log

Re KSDA Agat Guam USA protected UN area,
re R NZi Pacific Rangitaiki.

15720.012 NZL R NZi Rangitaiki, S=9+10dB signal noted remotedly on SDR
Perseus unit at Brisbane Queensland, 23.25 UT on Sept 29,
S=9+5dB, petrol price matter comment at present.

15685.012 GUM/USA KSDA Guam in Mandarin, 23.30 UT weak on backlobe S=3
and tiny -114 dBm, much better then at Tokyo Japan Perseus unit.

15625.038 GUM/USA Same characteristics of \\ 15685.012 outlet:
KSDA Agat Guam in Mandarin, 23.33 UT weak on backlobe S=3 and
tiny -114 dBm, much better then at Tokyo Japan Perseus unit.

15320.013 GUM/USA KSDA Agat Guam in Vietnamese and Asho Shin acc Aoki
database list, 23.40 UT weak on backlobe S=3 and tiny -114 dBm,
much better then at Tokyo Japan Perseus unit remotedly Sept 29.

15365even GUM/USA KSDA Agat Guam in Lao / Thai language section, 23.47 UT
on Sept 29, fair signal on backlobe S=5 signal strength,
much better then at Tokyo Japan Perseus unit remotedly Sept 29.

15554.967 MRA US AGM RFA Chinese program at 23.52 UT via Saipan bcast
center, S=9+5dB noted in Perseus SDR unit at Tokyo Japan
remotedly, but was also accompanied by CHN CNR1 jamming
QRM on their China-like exact 15555 kHz even frequency.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 29)

Stations heard in Reinante, NW of Spain

ANTARCTICA, 15476usb, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1640-1707, 29-09, songs in Spanish, Base Esperanza song, comments in Spanish. Very weak and strong fading, audible at times.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0612-0650, 27-09, relaying Radio Bandeirantes news, “...transmissao simultaneo aqui na Radio Bandeirantes...”. 35433.

6180, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2045-2057, 26-09, soccer, live matches. // 11780. 25332.

11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0801-0822, 28-09, Brazilian songs, Portuguese, comments. 25322.

CANADA, 6070, CFRX, Toronto, 0615-0650, 27-09, English, news, comments, advertisements. QRM from Channel 292 on the same frequency. 32422.

COLOMBIA, 4940, religious station Fuerza de Paz, 0602-0625, 26-09, religious comments and songs. 25322.

DENMARK, 25800, World Music Radio, Marslet, 1802-1826, 29-09, pop songs, id. “World Music Radio”. // 5930. 25422.

ERITREA, 7140, Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara, 1715-1733, 25-09, Vernacular, comments, East African songs. Strong QRM ham. 21431.

ETHIOPIA
6090, Voice of Amhara State, Addis Ababa, 1732-1750, 25-09, Vernacular, comments. 25322.

7110, Radio Ethiopia, 1645-1720, 25-09, East African songs, Vernacular, comments. QRM ham. 32432.

INDIA
4950, AIR, Kashmir, 1728-1740, 26-09, Vernacular, comments. 15321.

5040, AIR, Jeypore, 1722-1731*, 25-09, Hindi songs, Vernacular, comments. 15321.

KYRGYZSTAN, 4010.2, Kyrgyz Radio, Bishkek, 1750-1800*, 26-09, Kyrgyz songs, and anthem. Extremely weak. 15311.

LIBERIA, 6050, Radio ELWA, Monrovia, 0634-0650, 28-09, English, religious comments and songs. Very weak. 15321.

MALI, 5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, 1845-1910, 25-09, Vernacular comments, African songs, at 2052: “Magazine en anglais”, “English Magazine”, “Welcome to our weekly program…”, news in English ,male, female. 34433.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0630-0710, 26-09, classical music. 25322.

NETHERLANDS
6020, Radio Delta International, Elburg, 0557-0733, 26-09, pop songs in English, id. “Good morning, thank you for listening to Radio Delta International, Elburg…”, “Your reception report to Radio Delta...”. 25322.

6140, Radio Onda, Borculo, 1820-1840, 25-09, music, Brazilian songs, other songs in English, id. “Radio Onda”. 25322.

12264.9, Radio Spaceshuttle, 0752-0813, 27-09, with songs in English. 25322.
Also heard 1750-1846, 27-09, pop songs in English, id. “Radio Spaceshuttle International, please send your reception reports at the email address: spaceshuttleradio@yahoo.com., comments in English. At 1827 song “Voyage, Voyage”, “Thank you for listening, we are closing down, bye, bye”, losed at 1839, but returnted at 1846 with more songs and comments. 35433.

PERU, 4775, Radio Tarma, Tarma, 0020-0032, 26-09, Spanish, comments, Peruvian songs. 15321.


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Reinante, NW of Spain
Tecsun S-8800 and PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters

Glenn Hauser logs September 29, 2021

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, Wed Sept 29 at 1454, LRA36 is on this Wednesday, S4-S7 into Brasil SDR; usual mix of music, frequent canned IDs, brief talx seemingly about some Argentine event on anniversary, rather than Antarctica. 1504 ID, about 24 of September, music; 1511 ``Nacional, La Radio Pública`` ID. 1526 Antarctica song; 1544 contact info, fragment of song, ``hielo, blanco y más blanco``; 1548 march song; 1554 brief QRM de 15475.00-USB 2-way INTRUDERS in Spanish; 1613 ID, 1614 hielo song; 1636 anniversary of algo, past 1650, cut off at 1709*. I let it run and hear some 15475 2-way again at 1718 when I can tell the reduced open carrier is still running from LRA36 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 680, Sept 29 at 0630 UT as I am bandscanning, immediately hear ``680 CJOB`` IDs, plug Alexa, weather. For the moment atop the frequency despite my antenna E-W, and despite all its 50 kW at night (and most of it at day) supposed to head NNE from Winnipeg; sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [non]. Ingeniero Glenn, Sé que no has pedido verificación de nuestra última emisión. Sin embargo aquí te la envío pues sé que estuviste escuchándonos; espero de verdad que lo hayas disfrutado.

Te comento, esta idea surgió como una idea personal para honrar al Perú en su bicentenario de independencia, (yo soy un historiador especializado en este país andino, enamorado de su cultura e incluso estuve casado con una de sus mujeres), luego entre Bill Tillford y yo pensamos hacer algo similar para mi México bello, sólo para divertirnos.

Pero dado el éxito que hemos tenido seguiremos produciendo programas; ya tenemos el siguiente en la lista (Aunque WRMI todavía no nos da fecha de emisión). Aunque no puedo revelarte qué país sigue que el siguiente país en la lista tiene mucha variedad musical.

También Bill Tillford ha pensado en crear un especial de música latinoamericana para Año nuevo donde seguro incluiremos a Carlos Gardel y José Alfredo Jiménez; ya te informaré cuando tenga los detalles pertinentes. Te abraza tu Oyente de hace mchos años, Luís Alejandro Vallebueno. Programas "Canto de las Americas"``

Here`s the eQSL: https://www.w4uvh.net/GlennMX.pdf

or #131 via: http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html

Uncle Bill responds:

``Thanks for the kind words about México le canta a las Américas. In the short run, we are discussing a possible Nochevieja Panamericana (a Pan American NYE special) that would incorporate music from several different LATAM countries. Doubtful that we'll do another specific country special this year, but in 2022 who can say? "Uncle Bill" Tilford -- editing a future UBMP about Togo``

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2105 monitoring. ZZZ Wed Sept 29 at 1030 on WRMI 5850; anyone hear it?

Wed Sept 29 at 2100 the BST-1 caradio is the only SW I have access to. Both WRMI 7780 and WBCQ 7490 are in its memory; no direct frequency input; but both are so weak that I fear they will unable to stop the scan. I stop at a quiet spot away from power lines, turn off the car, and finally after multiple memory scans, each one does, confirming WOR: WBCQ at 2115, WRMI at 2121, both VP. Next:

0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous quarterly equinoxial check to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com.

Next WOR 2106 should be ready early UT Friday October 1 for first airings on WRMI 5850, 7780 at 0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. World of Radio now [starting soon] on WMRI via Ch 292, Germany, 9670 --- ``Hello Glenn, I am very interested in airing World of Radio on WMRI Europe which airs between 12 and 16 UTC on Sundays via Channel 292, 9670 kHz. Please let me know if this is possible. 73 Neil Gates, WMRI EUROPE, wmrieurope.com``

``Neil, Yes, that would be fine. Thanks for inviting. Glenn``

``We will begin airing World of radio on Sunday October 3; the time of transmission will be 1230 UTC. 73 Neil Gates WMRI Europe``

{from the website; no relation to anything in Florida}

``Hello and Welcome to WMRI Europe, World Mission Radio International, a commercial international shortwave radio station with studios in the United Kingdom and transmitters in central Europe, broadcasting to listeners worldwide. WMRI Europe also reaches parts of the world by means of relay facilities and worldwide by Internet streaming`` (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 29 at 0618-0624: 558(2), 585, 603, 612, 621, 639(2), 657, *684, 693, 747, 774(2), 792, 801, *837(3), 846, *855, 882, 909, 1089, *1107, 1125, 1134(2), 1143, 1152, 1215(2), 1305, 1413, 1503 kHz. *strongest - probably Spain; (2) at least 2 carriers mixing (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0017 UT September 30

Agenda DX 30/09/2021

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Videira, Brasile 720 Khz (1949)
Radio Moderna, Perù 5271 Khz (1982)
Swansea Sound, Gran Bretagna 1161 Khz (1974)

mercoledì 29 settembre 2021

REE Champions League log

SPAIN  https://www.kicker.de/

CHAMPIONS League soccer matches live transmission from REE Noblejas in Europe tonight live from 19.00 UT Wednesday Sept 29

Manchester United U.K.  vv  Villareal CF Spain
Wolfsburg Germany       vv  Sevilla FC   Spain

Yesterday Sept 28 night signals monitored like follow

> 17855 kHz S=7      or -90dBm in Athens, 
>           S=9+15   or -50dBm in Iceland
> 15520 kHz S=9+20dB or -47dBm powerhouse in Europe
> 11940 kHz S=9+15dB or -59dBm
> 11670 kHz S=9+15dB or -59dBm.

73 wb  df5sx
wwdxc

LRA 36 on air, heard very weak here in Reiante, NW of Spain

ANTARCTICA, 15476usb, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1640-1707, 29-09, songs in Spanish, Base Esperanza song, comments in Spanish. Very weak and strong fading, audible at times.


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Log in Reinante, NW of Spain
Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters

Media & Tech - 29/09/2021

Cruisin Radio on WBCQ Starting this friday

Cruisin Radio’s Arthur Burton and WBCQ’s Allan Weiner are both people with a long reputation of being pirates at some time in their past, albeit on different sides of the pond, and in Arthur’s case even present, so when two pirates join together does that make Maine’s WCBQ Short Wave now a sort of super pirate?

Starting on the 1st of October, Cruisin Radio will be doing weekly hour broadcasts every Friday initially for two months at 2300 UTC on 6160 kHz, that will be 7pm EDT and 12 Midnight in the UK during October, but that changes when those times go back an hour when the clocks change at the end of October.

Cruisin Radio is an Internet station of some years standing, started and run by Arthur Burton, a pirate of many decades experience, going back to the 1970's, when he started on Radio Jackie and later Sun Radio London. He was on Nova Italy, RFL and appeared on the ship borne R. Caroline in the 80's. Cruisin Radio thrives on quality in both music and presentation and is on the net 24/7 as well as Short Wave at times.
E-QSL’s will be available by going to the Cruisin Radio contact page http://www.cruisinradio.net/contact.htm

Web site: http://www.cruisinradio.net
Chatroom (not always open): http://www.cruisinradio.net/chatroom.html
Latest News: http://www.cruisinradio.net/latestnews.htm
Contact Page: http://www.cruisinradio.net/contact.htm

If you can please donate to help Cruisinradio. We don't make any money out of providing you free and unique entertainment, and computers, hardware costs etc. have to be paid for somehow! Thank you!
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/cruisinradio

Current schedule shows:
6160 Fr 2300 0000 UTC Fr 07:00PM 08:00PM EST {sic} Area 61 Old Time Radio

(via Glenn Hauser via WOR io group)

DW journalists from Afghanistan arrive in Germany

After a treacherous journey to escape the Taliban, a group of Afghan DW correspondents and their families have arrived safely in Germany from Pakistan.

It is a dark, chilly night at Leipzig airport and a group of DW Afghan correspondents and their families are disembarking from a long flight -- and taking their first steps on German soil. It has been a long, arduous journey to get here since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan.

Among them are dozens of small children who look curiously around at the country that will be their new home, not understanding why their world has turned upside down. Even for most of the adults, the events of recent weeks make hardly any sense.

The journey

One of the plane's passengers is Ahmed, a DW Afghan journalist who has been based in Germany for several years. He happened to be visiting the city of Mazar-e-Sharif for a family wedding when the Taliban began to take over earlier in the summer.

"No one expected it to happen so fast," he explains. He, his wife and three young children managed to make it to the capital, Kabul. When it became clear that the Taliban would take control of the country, DW had asked all its correspondents in Afghanistan to travel to the capital.

With the airport packed with people trying to leave the country and the Taliban encroaching, Ahmed was forced to take refuge in the basement of  a print shop -- "basically a factory." He and his family tried repeatedly to make it to the airport. On the day that President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan, Ahmed knew it would not be long until the Taliban had control of the capital.

Flight to Pakistan

Hours later, Kabul fell. The chances of a flight out became even slimmer, and DW explored options to get correspondents safely across the land border to Pakistan. Ahmed, along with his family and another correspondent, managed to make it to the Pakistani border, thanks to the help of the German foreign ministry. But near the border he was detained by the Taliban.

"I really thought those were my last moments on earth," he remembers, thinking about the dead bodies he saw back in Kabul.

But following negotiations from colleagues in Germany, Ahmed was let go. He made it across the border and on to Islamabad.

Once the group of DW correspondents arrived there, the logistics of securing visas meant a few weeks passed before a flight could bring them to Germany. The German foreign ministry and the German embassy and ambassador in Pakistan were crucial to the success of the group reaching Germany legally and safely.

Journalists at risk

One Hazara Afghan correspondent, Mohammad, has worked for DW for 3 years and was also on the flight out of Islamabad along with his wife and three young daughters. The Hazara are an ethnic group in central Afghanistan.

Mohammad recounts how in his native Daykundi province, the Taliban are taking over people's farms and land, forcing them to leave houses and property that have often been in the same hands for decades.

"The Taliban simply says it belongs to them now," he explained.

Journalists who belong to certain ethnic minorities, such as the Hazaras, Tajiks, and Uzbeks, are in particular danger of being targeted by the Taliban in Afghanistan, as are women journalists.

Four DW correspondents, including Ahmed, also had their homes targeted by the Taliban after they managed to leave. Earlier in September, Afghan journalist Ahmad Wahid Payman explained to DW how the free press has essentially been banned since the Taliban took power.

New life in Germany

The arrival in Germany is an emotional one. "In the last few months we've cried enough," said one DW journalist already in Germany, whose siblings and elderly father were on the plane. "We have no tears left."

The Afghan correspondents will all find a new editorial home with DW in Bonn, Germany, and accommodation has been organized in cooperation with local authorities in the cities of Bonn and Cologne.

The DW correspondents' work in Germany will allow the expansion of DW's coverage of the developing situation in Afghanistan, thanks to the contacts they have in the country.

DW Editor-in-Chief Manuela Kasper-Claridge said: "It is a tremendous relief that our colleagues and their families have finally arrived safely in Germany and can proceed with their work now from our headquarters in Bonn."

"We just started a new program on shortwave radio in addition to our TV, online and social media reporting for Afghanistan to reach as many Afghans as possible," Kasper-Claridge added. "The situation for Afghan journalists in Afghanistan is now particularly difficult. But there are important developments that need to be reported on."

DW employees in Germany and around the world have shown a great deal of solidarity with the Afghan correspondents, including launching a donation program and a "patronage" scheme. A task force has also been set up to deal with the developing situation in Afghanistan.

DW Director General Peter Limbourg has thanked the German government for their support with the evacuation but sees a further need for action.

"The security situation is deteriorating so it is imperative to work on the evacuation of the DW personnel and their relatives from Afghanistan," he said.

There are still two DW correspondents in Afghanistan with their families, and one family of an employee who is already in Germany. The window for evacuations is becoming smaller as the Taliban continue to consolidate power.

What is more, the Taliban often do not differentiate between journalists and their family members. The threat level for journalists and their families is considerable, and increasing all the time.

* Date 28.09.2021
* Author Elliot Douglas

SWLDXBulgaria News, September 28-29

EGYPT Mystery Egyptian Music Station on 9600 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS, September 28:
0815-0820 on 9600*E25 Rebeat tx / unknown to ???? Egyptian music. Good signal today
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/mystery-egyptian-music-station-on-9600_29.html

FRANCE(non) Manara Radio International on 13710 kHz via TDF Issoudun, September 29:
0700-0800 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa. Good signal via SDR Tambov RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/manara-radio-international-on-13710-khz.html

GERMANY Shortwave Gold on 6160/3975 kHz via Winsen, updated schedule
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/shortwave-gold-on-61603975-khz-via.html

KUWAIT Radio Kuwait in English on drifting 15474v-15457v kHz via Kabd Sulaibiyah, September 29:
from 0500 on 15473.9vKBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, instead of nominal 15530.0 kHz in A-21
from 0630 on 15463.9vKBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, instead of nominal 15530.0 kHz in A-21
from 0758 on 15457.4vKBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, instead of nominal 15530.0 kHz in A-21
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-kuwait-in-english-on-drifting_29.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 17410 kHz via SDR Tambov Russia, September 29
0745-0748 on 17410 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Weak signal.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-on-17410-khz_29.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 9952 kHz via SDR Tambov Russia, September 29
0839-0843 on 9952 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-9952_29.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 9968 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 29:
0900-0903 on 9968 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-on-9968-khz_29.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 6940 kHz via SDR Tambov Russia on September 29
0930-0933 on 6940 unknown secret tx site to Eu English narrow USB. Fair signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-40-ham-band.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 7317 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS, September 29:
1045-1048 on 7317 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Fair/good
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-on-7317-khz.html

--

73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

Radio Kuwait in English on drifting DOWN, but in Filipino on drifting UP

KUWAIT R.Kuwait in English on drifting DOWN 15474v-15457v kHz via Kabd Sulaibiyah, September 29
from 0500 on 15473.9vKBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, instead of nominal 15530.0 kHz in A-21
from 0630 on 15463.9vKBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, instead of nominal 15530.0 kHz in A-21
from 0758 on 15457.4vKBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, instead of nominal 15530.0 kHz in A-21
KUWAIT Radio Kuwait in Filipino on drifting UP 17623.3v kHz via Kabd Sulaibiyah on September 29
from 1000 on 17623.3vKBD 250 kW / 084 deg to SEAs Filipino, instead of nominal 17760.0 kHz in A21
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-kuwait-in-english-on-drifting_29.html

--

73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs September 28-29, 2021

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Sept 28 at 1738, Trenton Military is on again but VP S4, Shannon aviation weather (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA [non]. 13645, Sept 28 at 1743 hilife music, S5-S8. It`s the CRI Swahili service via MALI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KASHMIR [non]. 15170, Sept 28 at 1507, tune-in via UTwente to another weekly Tuesday Kashmir Civitas via IRRS via ROMANIA: S9/+15 in presumed Urdu, but 1511 abruptly shift to jive music in English!, more rock, and from 1519 discussion about the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, interview with a Chinese-American author, Terence Cheng, of a novel about it, notably the brave anti-tank protester; with music background until chopped off at 1529* without any RRI IS this time. Was K.C. really only 11 minutes long this week? Or playback failed and default to fill material? IRRS webcast is continuous, much of it with no specific programming but unknown stuff pulled from the web, often fragmented (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, Sept 29 at 0040, RNZ confirmed on reactivated frequency but not its true span, VP to the ear but peaking S8-S9 to my generous meter (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11940, Sept 28 at 2155, REE non-English is still somewhat distorted, but loud & clear on // 17855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SWEDEN [non]. 15260, Sept 28 at 1737, S7-S9, YL talk in language unseems Arabish but listed as Arabic from Radio Sama = IBRA Radio, via Woofferton UK this hour daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 28 at 2152, VOT IS & English ID loop, so looks good for today unlike absence yesterday, S9/+25 direct and no RTTY audible in AM --- but detectable in USB, not LSB. Oh2, 2157.6* dumps off the air; but back on by 2159. Did it remain the whole hour? About halfway in, it had become JBA on the portable with clipon (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5896.5-USB, Sept 29 at 0045, some weak unreadable 2-way phone, then mostly beepery until at least 0100. Fortunately there are no broadcasters nearby but surely will be later. Wonder if NTIA coördinate this `OOB` area for US broadcasters giving priority to government/military comms. Last logged May 13, 2020 as MARS net: http://www.w4uvh.net/ghlogs_2020_0507_0514.txt which concludes with: ``This is a SHARES net frequency as explained with my first log July 27, 2016 at the same time http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1630.txt and there have been several since`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 17530, Sept 28 at 1740, VOA discussing need to vaccinate animals, against rabies, S9/+20 --- a reminder that this 1700-1830 sesquihour is the only time we can hear VOA well in English from Grimesland - unless too close in the skip zone.

17530 is extensively used for other VOA languages: French, Somali, Kinyarwanda, Swahili; and sites: Botswana, Vatican violating Separation of Church and State, São Tomé e Príncipe, Ascension. Can you mix and match them without uplooking? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2105 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous quarterly equinoxial check to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

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

** U S A. 7505, Sept 29 at 0101, no signal from WRNO: but it is on with gospel huxter in English at next check 0109 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 28 from 0555: 621, 657, 684, 693*, 774(2), 882(2), 909, 936(2), 1044(2), 1053(2), 1116, 1125, 1134, 1152, *1215(2), 1413, 1503 kHz. (2) at least two carriers beating, at a wide variety of separations/rates. *strongest. Most probably UK, Spain/Canaries (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0219 UT September 29

Agenda DX 29/09/2021

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio El Espectador, Bolivia (1979)
Radio General Francisco Ramìrez, Argentina 1560 Khz (1951)
Radio Acarigua, Venezuela 1170 Khz (1951)
Radio Rio Quarto, Argentina 1010 Khz (1951)
Radio Zaracay, Ecuador 3395 Khz (1959)

FTIOM & UBMP, October 3-10

From the Isle of Music, October 3-10:
This week present a special tribute to the recently-departed Adalberto Álvarez with recordings from various phases of his career.
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.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, October 3-10:
In episode 237, we explore the music of Brunei.
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.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

martedì 28 settembre 2021

Footbal live tonight, REE Madrid Nobeljas, all 4 channels on air

SPAIN https://www.kicker.de/
CHAMPIONS League soccer matches live transmission from REE Noblejas in Europe tonight at 19.40 UT Tuesday Sept 28

Real Madrid Spain vv Tiraspol
Milan Italy vv Atletico Madrid Spain

17855 kHz S=7 or -90dBm in Athens,
S=9+15 or -50dBm in Iceland
15520 kHz S=9+20dB or -47dBm powerhouse in Europe
11940 kHz S=9+15dB or -59dBm
11670 kHz S=9+15dB or -59dBm.

73 wb df5sx

Media & Tech - 28/09/2021

Sept 28, checked Myanmar SW 49 mb outlets.

MYANMAR   5985 kHz nothing of Yengu Yangoon Myanmar Radio channel on air before 12.00 UT.

At 12.30 UT noted 5984.995 kHz from Yangoon Myanmar.

At 11.20 UT noted today on 5914.979 kHz exact measured,
(some additional 15 Hertz less on lower sideband
from late 5914.994 kHz instead).

Myanma Radio - Nay Pyi Daw bcast center outlet,
at 11.26 UT S=7 or -81dBm in Hiroshima Japan today Sept 28.
Female singer with Burmese stringed instrument, indigenous music.

And from 12.00 UT start accompanied by CRI Huhhot in Mongolian on
5915even exact channel signal.

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

SWLDXBulgaria News, September 27-28

KOREA D.P.R. Reception of Echo of Unification on 3945 and 5905 kHz via Pyongyang, September 27
1200-1400 on 3945 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean. Very good via SDR Kanuma Tichigi, Japan
1200-1400 on 3970vCNG 005 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean. Very good via SDR Kanuma Tichigi, Japan
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/echo-of-unification-on-3945-5905-khz.html

KUWAIT Radio Kuwait in English on drifting 15470v-15454v kHz via Kabd Sulaibiyah, September 28:
0500-0900 on 15514.7vKBD 250 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Arabic. Very good, BUT 15530.0 English missing!
from 0500 on 15470.5vKBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, instead of nominal 15530.0 kHz in A-21
from 0530 on 15468.2vKBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, instead of nominal 15530.0 kHz in A-21
from 0630 on 15454.3vKBD 250 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English, instead of nominal 15530.0 kHz in A-21
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-kuwait-in-english-on-drifting.html

NUMBERS STATION E11 Oblique on 9963 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 28
0715-0718 on 9963 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB mode. Very good.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-e11-oblique-on-9963-khz_28.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 7425 kHz via SDR Albertirsa HNG, September 28
0730-0736 on 7425 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-7425_28.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 11560 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 28
0740-0746 on 11560 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-11560_28.html

NUMBERS STATION S06s Russian Lady on 11635 kHz via SDR Tambov RUS on September 28
0800-0806 on 11635 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB mode. Very good signal
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-on-11635_28.html

PIRATE RADIO Reception of Radio Spaceshuttle on 12264.9v kHz on September 27:
0858&1148 on 12264.9v unknown tx site to WeEu. Weak/fair via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/pirate-radio-spaceshuttle-on-122649v.html

PHILIPPINES(non) Vatican Radio in Russian on 9610 and 11850 kHz via USAGM Tinang, September 27
1230-1250 on 9610 PHT 250 kW / 349 deg to FERu Russian. Fair/good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia
1230-1250 on 11850 PHT 250 kW / 332 deg to FERu Russian. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/vatican-radio-in-russian-on-9610-11850_28.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Bible Voice Broadcasting on 11589.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 27
till 1300 on 11590.0 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to SoAs English Sun-Wed KTWR Trans World Radio Asia A-21
1300-1330 on 11589.9vTAC 100 kW / 066 deg to EaAs English Mon-Wed. Very good via SDR Tambov Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/bible-voice-broadcasting-on-115899v-khz.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) North Korea Reform Radio on 7590 kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 27
1400-1500 on 7590 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean. Very good signal via SDR Tambov Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/north-korea-reform-radio-on-7590-khz_28.html

--

73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs September 27-28, 2021

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Sept 28 at 0032, Trenton Military is AWOL again, nor was it heard in earlier Sept 27 daytime chex on 15034-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 11880, Sept 28 at 0039, RHC is still on here, S9+20 with its own version of French, which is supposed to be on 5040 but that`s now in Spanish. 11880 is supposed to quit at 2400 after an hour of English to ``Africa``, BTW often AWOL. This time the sloppyrator is really asleep at the dial. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Oh oh, if this keep on past 0100, there will be a big collision with Greenville relay of KBS World Radio in Spanish, which has been on 11880 all A-season. At 0059 RHC suddenly switches to English as ``Ed Newman`` is introducing the next hour.

11880, KBS relay comes on about a minute late at 0101, and now they are mixing about equally with RHC as received direct. I keep checking every few minutes and RHC is not about to get off! At 0113 during English from RHC and music from KBS, they add up to S9+20/30; still 0126+.

At 0144 I try Bonaire SDR where it also seems that the two are within 1 Hz of zero-beat, fine going! English is on regular 6000 and 6165 and harmonic 12000; but 5040 is in S9+10/30 of dead air. At 0150 KBS is dominating to Bonaire with RHC weakening; but the KB0FX SDR in Missouri has RHC dominant. KBS relay goes to ``Babcock`` music at 0200-0201* so it looks like Grimesland`s timer is a minute slow.

RHC English keeps on and on 11880 after KBS is finished: 0219 is S5-S7 into MO; still 0258, 0329 tho weakening, 0400 no longer audible and probably finally off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11850, Sept 28 at 0040, aside all the excitement on 11880, RHC Spanish is on here, JBM, suptorted, wiggle that patchcord! but S9+20 signal, still plenty to audiblize the parasitic spurcarriers in the clear on 11840, and QRMing the jamming against nothing on 11860, which is even stronger on 11930. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** EUROPE. 12264.90V-AM, wavering between 12264.89 and .935 per UTwente SDR readout in Synch mode, Sept 27 at 1741, JBA signal S7 with talk, music; but nothing into Maryland remote:
``Dick Spacewalker`` had publicized yesterday [sic]: ``Hi, after 2,5 months of silance Spaceshuttle will have transmission day on Monday 27th of September. Day includes short tests of propagation as well combined 19th Birthday of us. Only frequency in use will be 12265 kHz... So we have very low power in use. But surprises might happen. Wishing you luck with listenening``

He had been on earlier around 0800; after my tip several other WOR iog members were hearing this intermittently past 2000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [non]. 5800, UT Tue Sept 28 at 0300, WRMI with special `México le canta a las Américas`, but also talking interviews, all in Spanish, greeting from Jeff Blanco at midpoint. VG into Bonaire SDR, not so good direct. Too much else going on this hour, e.g. `Klezocalypse Now` on KSFR, so I record for later listening with less divided attention. First Perú, now this: I hope we`ll be hearing more LAm countries celebrated. Per WRMI skedgrid, this pre-empts Freedom Synergy Radio, the dispensable Falungong anti-PRC show most nights during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** NEW ZEALAND. RNZP is not adhering to its own revised transmission schedule. Sept 27 at 2015 check, nothing on reactivated? 15720, or 13840. 15720 supposedly runs from 2159 to 0258, preceded and followed by 13840. Next check at 0235 Sept 28: it`s S5-S7 on 13840 into Missouri SDR, NOT on 15720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 11940, Sept 27 at 2200, REE token English this Monday is *still* distorted on this S6-S9 frequency; is anyone paying attention? Something`s always nonsensical at Nobleejas. Fortunately, // 17855 to NAm is still holding up well, S9/+20 and with good modulation. 15520 good at S3-S7; 11670 S3-S7 but with ute ACI, all direct to OK. News first with Amy Egan: Canary volcano; illegal drunken parties on the beaches of Barcelona; international tourism day; a copy of the Mona Lisa at the Prado. 2211 feature admittedly from the archive: about a UK blues/rock guitarist at Café Comercial in Madrid. He`s semi-Spanish and has lived there for a dekayear. Name mentioned once sounded like B. B. King, but I don`t think that`s right; no podcast yet to check, the latest being 21/9 since Sept resumption after break from July with no Augusts at: https://www.rtve.es/play/audios/emision-en-ingles/ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, Sept 27 at 2200 and later, no signal from VOT English to N America, SOB. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Sept 27 at 2019, WBCQ is VP with YL in German? WLCR back on air, tho missing this morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. (7489.9v), Mon Sept 27 from 2300, WBCQ webcast, attempting to listen to the semi-repeat of `UBMP`, but it`s still too distorted, overmodulated; and subject this week, Mexican rock is unappealing. Ehhh, listen next week, as UB would say. I do notice at 2330 another of those national spot commercials which precede `Camp Constitution Radio`, this time for Tim Horton`s Coffee app. What a catch (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0436 UT September 28

Agenda DX 28/09/2021

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Continental, Argentina 590 Khz (1969)
Radio Nueva Esparta, Venezuela 920 Khz (1952)

lunedì 27 settembre 2021

Glenn Hauser logs+, September 26-27, 2021

** CUBA [and non]. 11760 et al., UT Monday Sept 27 at 0135, I make a point of reconfirming RHC DX program `En Contacto` at its third and last scheduled airing: yes, it has just started. For convenience I`m tuning via Bonaire SDR. 11760 is not very good, fading down, so at 0140 try 9710 but it has CCI and ACI, i.e. CRI Spanish 9710 via Cashgar, Turquistán Oriental, tierra de genocidio por los imperialistas chino-comunistas, en contra de musulmanes, and 9705 probably jammer vs RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan. 9535 is better, but also with CCI which would be CRI English via via Kashgar --- some comrades!! By 0145 I`ve switched again to 5040 which is loud & clear. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

As for content: main topic is the term ``Mayday`` and how it came about; the locutora massacres the original French, ``m`aider`` pronouncing as if were Spanish. In this brief program it`s broken up into segments; says that it`s not supposed to be as serious as SOS, like need-some-help-here, but English usage has led to it being just as urgent, as a dire emergency. Strangely, she never gets into how it relates to the big Commie holiday!

Then about several ham DX-peditions with calls and QSL info; and special events, notably A60EXPO from Dubai. I have the impression she is reading a script without really understanding it. 0143 seems to give times for this show, but not clear as I am retuning. 0144 about solar activity. 0147 references ARRL webpage URLs --- do they not realize those are from Yanqui Imperialists?? 0148 more about ``Mayday``.

Another topic is ``qué es el desacoplo de la polarización`` = decoupling of polarization. This only merits a few words at the very end, and I don`t get it. 0150 closing credits including guión as usual by CO7GW; locución by Ariadna(?) García. NO mention of Arnaldo Coro Antich --- how is Arnie doing now? 0151 into Doctor show (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** MEXICO [non]. Not a log yet, rather advance notice of something I meant to mention on WOR 2105 but missed:

``Special Broadcast:
México le canta a las Américas (Mexico Sings To the Americas)
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 28th, 0300-0400 UTC**
**Monday, September 27 2200-2300 Mexico City Time / CDT WRMI 5800 kHz

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the end of the Mexican War of Independence, a special hour of Mexican music hosted by Luís Alejandro Vallebueno with guests Gabriela Ortiz and “Uncle Bill” Tilford will air on WRMI with support from Grupo DX México. It will be in Spanish and directed towards Central and South America, but the back end of the transmission should be listenable in most of North America and parts of Western Europe and Africa. The music will be a combination of world-famous artists and others probably not known outside of Mexico. There will also be some items regarding history, customs and shortwave in Mexico including special appearances by a veteran of Radio México Internacional (aka XERMX in its days on shortwave) and a long-time member of Grupo DX México ---------------------- William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC``

This is also the big night for other UB programs, on WBCQ 7489.9v: 2300-2330 Monday, first half of `Melting Pot`; 0000-0100 UT Tuesday, `From the Isle of Music` = Cuba; interspersed with lots of gab, interviews with the musicians (via Glenn Hauser, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 29, the KTUZ ``Shawnee`` full-power transmitter with three different Spanish networx, each displaying a farflung virtual channel -- Telemundo as 30, Univision as 36, and Estrella as 48, now with three more sub-channels, shopping networx in English, first noticed in step-tuning Sept 27 at 0036 UT: 30-2 QVC, 30-3 HSN, 30-4 QVC2. I see these are already listed at rabbitears.info. I check the RF channel for each to be sure they are really out of RF-29. They have probably moved from some other LP transmitter for OKC market (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17895.069, Sept 27 at 1414, Qur`an from SRI/SBA, S5-S8 and the SSOB beyond a few JBA carriers, no sign of any other Sa`udis circa 17660, 17615 or 17570, supposedly on air now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 245-MCW kHz, Sept 27 at 0613 UT, ND beacon FS, which is 400 watts from Sioux FallS SD. Not much else heard with high noise level. I was tuned to 243-USB (and also forgot to mention with my MA 326 kHz log yesterday that I was tuned to 325-USB) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2105 monitoring: confirmed Sunday September 26 from 2000.7 on IRRS via AM Italia 918 kHz, S9+35 into Noale SDR. Preceded by music, IRRS ID.

Also confirmed Sun Sept 26 after 2230 on WRMIs, 5950 S9+30 and 9955 S9+15 into east TN SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 27 at 0030 on WRMIs: 7730 VG direct; via east TN SDR: 9455 only S9 way offbeam; 9395 VG S9+20, but with ``RTTY warble`` QRM on plus side only, clear with LSB tuning. Much like the QRM to IRRS 7290. Measured about 9396.1; by 0045, WRMI has faded way down and the RTTY rules. Never noticed such QRM on 9395 direct to OK.

Also confirmed UT Mon Sept 27 at 0130 on WRN North America webcast.

Also confirmed from just before 0300 UT Mon Sept 27 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 6160 minus 53v Hz = 6159.947v, S9+5 into Maryland SDR with some ACI from 6165 Cuba even in LSB tuning. Previous show ended in time for full WBCQ singing ID at 0259.5, but after WOR billboard started, interrupted for another quick WBCQ `legal` ID. At 0325 direct check here, S8-S9 with ACI. Next, not until Wednesday:

1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous quarterly equinoxial check to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

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

** U S A. 9330, Sept 27 at 1445, no signal from WBCQ-6 SuperStition of World`s Last Chance; why is it still so unreliable, more breakdowns? However, there is a JBA carrier on 9333, anomaly I have noticed before, *only* when 9330 is off, making me wonder if it`s also from BCQ, maybe an off-frequency exciter? After 1500 checking remote further east, no sign of either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-oceanic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 27 at 0604-0610: 531, 585, 603, 621(2), 639(2), 657, 684, 693(2), 747(2), 774(2), 837, 846, 855(2), 936, 999(2), 1089, 1098, 1125(2), 1134(2), 1152, 1215, 1305(2), 1413(2), 1503(2) --- after Algeria, probably lots of Canary/Spain, some UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3819-USB, Sept 17 at 0618, hamchew about drivers and antennas, both stations, yes, on USB, not LSB, and not AM either. I guess LSB on 40 & 80m is only a convention, easily refused (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1733 UT September 27

Media & Tech - 27/09/2021

Propagation outlook from SWPC Boulder

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
20 - 26 September 2021

Solar activity was at very low to moderate levels. Region 2871 (S27,
L=357, class/area=Dao/310 on 21 Sep) produced the largest flare of
the period, an M2/1n flare at 23/0444 UTC. Associated with the flare
was a Type II radio sweep (966 km/s) followed by a Type IV radio
sweep. A subsequent CME signature was observed in SOHO/LASCO C2
coronagraph imagery. Analysis and modeling of the event suggested
most of the ejecta was away from the Sun-Earth line but a glancing
blow from the periphery of the CME may be possible on 27 Sep. An
additional M1/1n flare was produced by the same region at 23/1528
UTC. A subsequent CME signature associated with the event was also
analyzed with a similar potential for the periphery of the ejecta to
influence Earth around 27 Sep.

Other activity included a Type II radio sweep (739 km/s) associated
with an eruption around Region 2875 (S32, L=053, class/area Bxo/010
on 24 Sep). The associated CME signature was narrow and directed
away from the Sun-Earth line. Most numbered active regions were in
decay and they transited through the W hemisphere with most decaying
to plage by the end of the period. The remaining numbered regions in
the E hemisphere were relatively simple and quiet.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
normal to moderate levels throughout the reporting period.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels.
Active levels were observed on 22 Sep in response to a SSBC followed
by influence from positive polarity CH HSS. Unsettled conditions
were observed on 21 Sep, and 23-25 Sep due to coronal hole activity.
The remainder of the reporting period was quiet.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
27 September - 23 October 2021

Solar activity is expected to range from very low to low levels. Low
levels are likely on 27-29 Sep and very low levels are likely for
the remainder of the outlook period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to reach moderate to high levels. High levels are likely on
29 Sep - 02 Oct, 05-08 Oct and 20-21 Oct due primarily to influence
from multiple, recurrent CH HSSs. Normal to moderate levels are
expected for the remainder of the outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range from quiet to G2
(Moderate) geomagnetic storm conditions. G1-G2 (Minor-Moderate)
conditions are likely on 27 Sep in response to combined effects of
an anticipated positive polarity CH HSS and possible glancing blow
from a CME that left the Sun on 23 Sep. Active conditions associated
with coronal hole activity are likely on 28-29 Sep, 05 Oct, 10 Oct
and 19 Oct. Unsettled conditions are likely on 04 Oct, 18 Oct and
20-21 Oct. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at
quiet levels.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2021 Sep 27 0235 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
# 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
# Issued 2021-09-27
#
# UTC Radio Flux Planetary Largest
# Date 10.7 cm A Index Kp Index
2021 Sep 27 86 28 6
2021 Sep 28 86 15 4
2021 Sep 29 84 12 4
2021 Sep 30 80 5 2
2021 Oct 01 80 5 2
2021 Oct 02 80 5 2
2021 Oct 03 78 5 2
2021 Oct 04 78 8 3
2021 Oct 05 76 12 4
2021 Oct 06 74 5 2
2021 Oct 07 74 5 2
2021 Oct 08 74 5 2
2021 Oct 09 74 5 2
2021 Oct 10 78 12 4
2021 Oct 11 78 5 2
2021 Oct 12 78 5 2
2021 Oct 13 80 5 2
2021 Oct 14 84 5 2
2021 Oct 15 84 5 2
2021 Oct 16 86 5 2
2021 Oct 17 86 5 2
2021 Oct 18 88 10 3
2021 Oct 19 88 12 4
2021 Oct 20 88 10 3
2021 Oct 21 88 8 3
2021 Oct 22 88 5 2
2021 Oct 23 86 5 2

SWLDXBulgaria News, September 25-26

AUSTRALIA Reception of Reach Beyond Australia in Rohingya on 11905 kHz via Kununurra, September 26:
1120-1125 on 11905 KNX 100 kW / 335 deg to SEAs Reach Beyond Australia Interval Signal & announcement
1125-1140 on 11905 KNX 100 kW / 335 deg to SEAs Rohingya Daily. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reach-beyond-australia-on-11905-khz-via.html

AUSTRALIA Reception of Reach Beyond Australia in English on 11900 kHz via Kununurra on September 26
1155-1200 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to SoAs Reach Beyond Australia Interval Signal & announcement
1200-1215 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to SoAs English Sun. Very good signal via SDR Tambov, Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reach-beyond-australia-on-11900-khz-via.html

AUSTRIA(non) Very strong signal of Radio DARC#345 on 6070 kHz via Moosbrunn, September 26
0900-1000 on 6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun via SDR Heimiswil in Switzerland
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-darc345-on-6070-khz-via-moosbrunn.html

GERMANY(non) Very good signal of Voice of The Andes on 13800 kHz via MBR Nauen, September 25:
1529-1629 on 13800 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Russian/Chechen Sat HCJB via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/voice-of-andes-on-13800-khz-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non) Reception of Adventist World Radio/Obettivo DX on 9610 kHz via MBR Nauen, September 26
0900-1000 on 9610 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to SoEu Italian Sun. Fair/good signal via SDR Heimiswil, SUI.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/adventist-world-radioobettivo-dx-on.html

GERMANY(non) Reception of PAB Frank&Ernest Discussion on 15205 kHz via MBR Nauen, September 26
1430-1445 on 15205 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun. Very good via SDR Tambov in Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/pab-frank-discussion-on-15205-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non) PAB Tony Alamo Ministries on 11830/7425 kHz via MBR Nauen/Tashkent September 26
1600-1700 on 11830 NAU 125 kW / 128 deg to N/ME English Sun. Very good via SDR Tambov, Russia.
1630-1730 on 7425 TAC 100 kW / 090 deg to CeAs English Sun. Fair/good via SDR Tambov, Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/tony-alamo-ministries-on-118307425-via.html

GUAM(non) KTWR Trans World Radio Asia relay BRB Living Water Ministry on 7515 kHz Agana, September 25
1546-1616 on 7515 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to NEAs Korean Sat. Very good signal via SDR Tambov in Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/ktwr-relay-brb-living-water-ministry-on.html

INDIA Unscheduled broadcast of All India Radio in English on 17710 kHz, September 26:
0831-0842 on 17710 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs very strong open carrier / dead air and
0842-0845 on 17710 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs English Sce is unscheduled on shortwave
0845-0930 on 17710 BGL 500 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Pashto. Very good via SDR Tambov Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/unscheduled-all-india-radio-in-english_27.html

JAPAN Good signal of NHK World Radio Japan on 7355 kHz Yamata on September 26:
1055-1100 on 7355 YAM 300 kW / 330 deg to FERu NHK World R.Japan Interval Signal
1100-1130 on 7355 YAM 300 kW / 330 deg to FERu Russian via SDR Tambov in Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/nhk-world-radio-japan-on-7355-khz.html

NEW ZEALAND Frequency change of Radio New Zealand RNZ Pacific, September 25
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/frequency-change-of-radio-new-zealand.html

ROMANIA(non) Reception of NEXUS IRRS EGR on 9510 kHz via RADIOCOM Saftica on September 26:
from 0930 on 9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun. Very good via SDR Heimiswil, SUI
1030-1200 on 9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu NO SIGNAL TRANSMITTER RADIOCOM SAFTICA IS OFF
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/nexus-irrs-egr-on-9510-khz-via-radiocom_27.html

SECRETLAND(non) Reception of Brother Stair on 13700 kHz via SPL Secretbrod, September 25
1500-1555 on 13700 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English. Very good via SDR Tambov, Russia.
Brother Stair is back on 13700 kHz, but only 55 minutes, instead of previous 1400-1755UTC.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-brother-stair-on-13700-via.html

SECRETLAND(non) Reception of From the Isle of Music on 9400 kHz via SPL Secretbrod on September 26
1500-1600 on 9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun. Good signal via SDR Tambov, RUS
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/from-isle-of-music-on-9400-khz-via-spl.html

TAIWAN(non) Radio Dap Loi Song Nui/Vietnam Democracy Radio on 9670 kHz via Paochung, September 26
1220-1230 on 9670 PAO 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs over 10 minutes good open carrier/dead air and then
1230-1258 on 9670 PAO 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Vietnamese. Good plus jamming via SDR Hanoi Vietnam
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/vietnam-democracy-radio-on-9670-khz-via_27.html

TAIWAN(non) Radio France International in Vietnamese on 9650 kHz via Paochung, September 26
till 1258 on 9670 PAO 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Vietnam Democracy Radio via same transmitter,
1300-1358 on 9650 PAO 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Vietnamese. Good signal via SDR Hanoi Vietnam
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/radio-france-int-in-vietnamese-on-9650.html

TAIWAN(non) Radio NUG Voice of National Unity Government of Myanmar on 12000 kHz, September 26
1320-1330 on 12000 PAO 250 kW / 205 deg to SEAs 10 minutes very strong open carrier/dead air and
1330-1359 on 12000 PAO 250 kW / 205 deg to SEAs Burmese. Very good signal via SDR Hanoi, Vietnam
Updated English announcement: on 17.71MHz at 0800AM & 12MHz at 0800PM or 0130-0200 & 1330-1400UT
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/reception-of-radio-nug-on-12000-khz-via_27.html

U.K.(non) BBC in Farsi effective from September 22:
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/new-schedule-of-bbc-in-farsi-effective.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Voice of Wilderness on 11539.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 26:
1400-1530 on 11539.9vTAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Sun. Very good via SDR Tambov, Russia
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/voice-of-wilderness-on-115399v-khz-via.html

UZBEKISTAN(non) Reception of Voice of Martyrs on 7529.9v kHz via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, September 26
1530-1600 on 7529.9vTAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Daily. Good signal via SDR Tambov in Russia.
https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/09/voice-of-martyrs-on-75299v-khz-via.html

--

73! Ivo Ivanov

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

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

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

RNZI confusing new schedule

RNZI has now adjusted its transmission schedule, resuming 15720 now that spring is in the air and the local clox are now imagining NZ be 13 hours ahead of UT yet not into yesterday. While 13840 hours are diminished.

Note the 0459-, 0559- and 0659- entries showing 11725 now runs until 0658 daily, yet 7245 starts at 0559 Sat & Sun --- not last night! Impossible unless two transmitters be employed during the overlap hour. Not the first time RNZ own sked has not made sense (gh) Viz.:

How To Listen

RNZ Pacific (RNZI) broadcasts at the following frequencies and times to different parts of the Pacific Region.

Expect schedule changes from time to time to take account of propagation to our target audience.

NB: Every month on the first Wednesday is Maintenance day at our transmitter site from 2230 - 0600 UTC. ( Thursdays 1030 - 1800 NZST) {sic} During this period there may be interruptions to our programmes.
28 Mar 2021 - 30 Oct 2021
UTC kHz Target Days
00:00 - 02:58 15720 Pacific Daily
02:59 - 04:58 13840 Pacific Daily
04:59 - 06:58 11725 Pacific Daily
05:59 - 12:58 7245 Pacific Sat Sun
06:59 - 08:58 7245 Pacific Mon - Fri
08:59 - 12:58 7245 NW Pacific Solomon Isl PNG Mon - Fri
12:59 - 16:50 5980 Pacific Sun - Fri
12:59 - 18:58 5980 Pacific Sat
16:51 - 18:35 6115 DRM Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Islands Sun - Fri
18:36 - 19:50 9760 DRM Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Islands Sun - Fri
18:59 - 19:58 11725 Pacific Sat
19:51 - 20:58 11690 DRM Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Islands Sun - Fri
19:59 - 21:58 13840 Pacific Sat
20:59 - 21:58 13840 Pacific Sun - Fri
21:59 - 00:00 15720 Pacific Daily from 25 Sep

Agenda DX 27/09/2021

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Cultural Amauta, Perù 4955 Khz (1960)
KSRM, Alaska 920 Khz (1926)

domenica 26 settembre 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai Opening Ceremony on WRMI Sept 30

WRMI will broadcast the Opening Ceremony of the World's Fair, Expo 2020 Dubai, on Thursday, September 30 at 1600-1800 UTC on 9955 kHz and on our Internet stream at www.wrmi.net.

At that time, Dubai is inviting the world to come together to celebrate the opening of the Expo 2020 World's Fair, which was originally scheduled to open at the same time last year, but was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This spectacular event, hosted in Al Wasl Plaza on the Expo site, will feature an array of international, regional and local talent. Audiences will enjoy a masterful display of stunning music and performances, as some of the world's most creative minds come together in a dazzling, groundbreaking performance. Among the performers will be the world-famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli.

Drawing inspiration directly from Expo's theme of "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future," the Opening Ceremony will take listeners on a journey across its subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, showcasing the deep-rooted values of the United Arab Emirates and the vision and purpose of Expo, while welcoming the event's 192 participating countries in spectacular fashion.

Join us at 1600 UTC September 30 on 9955 kHz or www.wrmi.net. Or tell Alexa to "play WRMI.

Brazil Report on SW Digital Broadcasts

The report on the successful trail of shortwave in DRM for domestic use in Brazil was recently published. The trial at the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 was a joint effort between The Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications in Brasilia, the University of Brasilia, EBC – the public broadcaster, the DRM Brazil Platform, and other commercial enterprises and interested parties. The aim was to get extensive coverage in DRM SW especially over the wide and sparsely populated of the Brazilian northern areas, the rich Amazonian region.The report gives a detailed report on the set up and results of the DRM trial and demo. It concludes that: "...the successful realization of Phase 1 of the project necessarily implies continuity, with the development and dissemination of national low-cost DRM receivers in Phase 2. One cannot lose the "savoir faire" or knowledge acquired so far and thus condemning isolated populations to ignorance due to lack of information. This opens up a new perspective for quality communication over long distances, integrating the most distant regions of Brazil."

Spaceshuttle 12265 kHz today

Hi, after 2,5 months of silance Spaceshuttle will have transmission day on Monday 27th of September.

Day includes short tests of propagation as well combined 19th Birthday of us.

Only frequency in use will be12265 kHz.

Several test starting perhaps 6 hours UTC You can tune your RX on this frequency and check yourself when we are there. Best time of propagation might vary depending where and with which equipments you try to listen.

So we have very low power in use. But surprises might happen.

Wishing you luck with listenening.

Quick instant and details Reports welcome during this testday . Audiofiles most wanted.

Mails to spaceshuttleradio@yahoo.com

All correct reports came until 30th of Seprember will be verified during weekend 1-3. October. Also QSLs of earlier transmission this summer will be verified same time.

NO NEED to any FOLOW UP reports! We have all reports came in safe.

Today we are only on 12265 kHz.

Best regards
Dick

--

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

History of SSB

History of SSB
From: Scott Blixt
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 21:08:31 UTC

AWA Video: SSB was Slow to Catch On as a Ham Radio Mode

Hams are often early adopters of new technology, such as FT8, but this was not the case with single sideband (SSB) amplitude modulation. First referenced in Major General George Squier's 1911 patent that had nothing to do with RF applications, SSB didn't really catch on as a popular ham radio phone mode until the 1960s.

Antique Wireless Association (AWA) museum curator Ed Gable, K2MP, recounted "The History of Single Sideband" as part of the inaugural "AWA Shares" program, presented on August 19. Gable described Squier as an "early idea man" in the history of SSB at a time when hams had hardly adopted AM inany form.

As Gable explained, John Renshaw Carson built on Squier's patents to define the principles of SSB radio transmission theory, using a balanced modulator and filters. AT&T went all in with SSB, basing its first long-haul telephone system on the technology. Its SSB voice service to Europe, which kicked off in 1923, lasted for more than 3 decades. A receiving site in Scotland took advantage of Beverage antennas put in place for the ARRL transatlantic tests.

Gable credited Robert M. Moore, W6DEI, with introducing SSB to the ham radio community, through an article in R9 Magazine in the early 1930s. The technology remained more of a curiosity, however, in part because of the Great Depression, cost, and technical difficulty. Besides, hams of that era saw no real advantage to narrowband modes, since bands were not that crowded.

The mood began to change after World War II, though. In 1948, Oswald Villard, W6QIT, engineered the airing of SSB signals via Stanford University's W6YX, re-introducing the mode to a burgeoning and more technically savvy post-war ham community that included a lot of veterans. A 1950 GE Ham News article by Don Norgaard, W2KUJ, described plans for a 5 W, three-tube SSB transmitter he dubbed "The SSB Jr."

The Central Electronics Model 20A.

Expanding on this, Central Electronics' Wes Schum, W9DYV, built the first SSB exciter, the 10A, in 1952, and it became the company's first product, spawning a series of successor products that included a VFO based on a modified BC-458 military surplus transmitter, an "SSB slicer" for receiving, and even a linear. SSB equipment was neither inexpensive nor accessible, however.

"Cheap and Easy S.S.B." by Anthony Vitale, W2EWL, which appeared in QST in 1956, spoke to hams' attitudes, helping to advance the adoption of SSB among radio amateurs. Byron Goodman, W1DX, addressed receiver improvements with his QST article, "The Product Detector."

The Collins KWM-1 is considered the first "true" transceiver, sharing receive and transmit circuitry.

In the same decade, General Curtis LeMay, K3JUY/K4RFA, promoted the advantages of SSB to the military, heralding a phase-out of AM as the dominant voice technology. Many hams were not convinced of SSB's advantages, deriding the signals as sounding like Donald Duck. Adoption didn't really take off until the Collins KWM-1 came along in 1957. It was the first SSB transceiver to share receiver and transmitter circuitry. Heathkit, Viking, and B&W produced SSB adapters for use with current AM gear.

Other manufacturers including National and Swan came along to further boost adoption of the mode, and it wasn't that many years before SSB eclipsed AM as the predominant voice mode on the HF bands.

(via Scott Blixt, Minnesota DX Club iog via WOR io group)

Glenn Hauser logs+, September 25-26, 2021

WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST

My latest Hitlist update.
https://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Brazil - R Clube do Para: Updated link to livestream page
2) Bulgaria - R Bulgaria: Updated link to facebook page and added link to Daily webcasts
3) Ethiopia - EBC National R: New addition to the list - link to live stream via liveonlineradio.net (Thanks to Dr Hansjörg Biener in WOR iog). Home page at www.ebc.et currently not working
4) France - Africa R: Renamed from Africa No.1 (Gabon), now as Africa Radio (France), and updated all links accordingly (Thx to Kai Ludwig in WOR iog)
5) Netherlands - low power licenced: Added link to this regularly updated list of Dutch low power licenced stations (thanks to Rink in the HCDX mailing list via Glenn Hauser in WOR iog)
6) Netherlands - KBC Radio: Updated link to "the Giant Jukebox"
archive website courtesy Kraig Krist KG4LAC website
7) Netherlands - Rock Power: New addition to the list
8) New Zealand - RNZP/RNZI: Updated UTC offsets for DST change 26 Sept.

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be late October. Best wishes, (Alan Roe, Teddington, UK, WOR iog)

** CHINA. CNR1 WOOB jammer search, Sept 26 at 1356: JBA carriers on 12820, 13020, 13130, 13190. Also at 1421, 9155 at S5-S9, 9255 at S5-S8 in Chinese. All of these fit against Sound of Hope, in Aoki & EiBi except unlisted 13190 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 5025, Sept 26 at 0603, R. Rebelde is S9+20/30 and splashing out +/- 13 kHz almost to 5040, where RHC is already off tonight: opposite situation to last night, returning the favor. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13700 and much weaker 13740 but still spurless, Sunday Sept 26 at 1347, RHC with COVID-19 medical info, instead of `En Contacto` DX program. `En Cía del Doctor` had been scheduled at 1350-1400 after E.C. at 1335-1350. I`m been remiss in monitoring for E.C., whether it still exist without Arnie (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GERMANY. 5905, Sept 26 at 0608, JBA YL in German: that would be Deutscher Wetterdienst, scheduled also on 6180 where there is an even weaker JBA carrier, both 0600-0630 daily, 2x 10 kW at Pinneberg but based in Hamburg. It`s now the #1 SW station in Germany! ahead of DW on page 475, WRTH 2021. A ``National Radio`` station? Guess not. I made the mistake of hunting for it first in that sexion among 15 pages of detailed almost-all-FM listings (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** GUAM. 11965, Sept 26 at 1417, rock with heavy beat, then talk sorta Thai? S9-S7 with flutter. Aoki shows KSDA this semihour only daily in Ash language. WRTH shows this under, where else, Thailand, page 498, with Chin(Asho) to S Asia at 1400-1430 then on 11870 in B-20 season. EiBi calls it C-A for MYA[nmar] ``Chin-Asho: Myanmar-Ayeyarwady, Rakhine (30,000) [csh]`` not to be confused with CA which is Cantonese (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)  

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 11725, Sept 26 at 0558, RNZI is S9+10/20, the SSOB and almost the OSOB, some JBA carriers on 11815, 12000, Brasil and Cuba. I expect to hear Bell Bird and QSY announcement to 7245, but 11725 keeps going with 0600 pips and RNZ news. Sked on website still shows 0558/0559 changeover. After 0600, nothing on 7245; nor 7255 Nigeria, nor 7265 France which is M-F only. So vacant! NZ perhaps confused as DST has just started. Domestic program relays will now be one real UT hour earlier, not necessarily SW block frequency scheduling too (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 326-MCW kHz, Sept 26 at 0623 UT, ND beacon MA, which is 400 watts from Midland, Texas. I remain wondering why I hear so few NDBs from Baja Oclajoma as opposed to many more to the north as far as Canada. My E-W longwire should be equally unfavorable to both, altho Midland is WSW rather than S (Glenn Hauser, OC, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2105 monitoring: confirmed Sat Sept 25 at 1943 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+10 into nearby KB0FX KiwiSDR, about 15 minutes into so started circa 1928.

Also confirmed UT Sunday September 26 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+20/30 direct.

Also confirmed UT Sun Sept 26 at 0324 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM as above, S9+10, about 7 minutes into so started circa 0317. Next:

2000 UT Sunday    IRRS 918-Italy
2230 UT Sunday    WRMI 5950 to NNW
2230 UT Sunday    WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday    WRMI 7730 to WNW; 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday  WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW
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 Gerald T Pollard, Raleigh NC, for a generous quarterly equinoxial check to Glenn Hauser, PO Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

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

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Sept 26 at 0017 tune-in, WTWW-2 `Theater Organ Under The Arch` sometimes starts this early, but this week it`s almost over! Bob Heil, ``start winding up``, finishing at 0027.5 WTWW begging for money from listeners despite being a commercially supported? station and by Scriptures For America. So TOUTA must have started circa 2357 Sept 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic [and non] JBA MW carrier search Sept 26 at 0615-0620, not in the order tuned: 531, 612, 684, 774(2), 837, 846, 855, 882(2), 909, 999, 1017, 1107, 1116, 1125(2), 1143, 1152, 1179, 1215(2), 1305(2), 1413, 1422 kHz. All presumably Eurafrican, holding up later and later, except 846 Paficican, Kiritimati. Note that as always, level of QRM/splash is a factor at the moment tuning across a certain channel whether it will be detected (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1947 UT September 26

Media & Tech - 26/09/2021

Ascolti AM Treviso 26 settembre

4840   26/09 0600 WWCR The Overcomer Ministry, Nashville Px rel. E 35533
5025   26/09 0601 Radio Rebelde, Bauta Mx Px Es 35533   
5140   26/09 0602 Charleston Radio Inter. D-Berlin Mx E 45544 
5930   26/09 0613 World Music Radio, DK-Randers Mx Dan 25532
6020   26/09 0614 Radio Delta Internationa Hol-Elburg   Mx  Nl  35533 
6180   26/09 0615 Deutscher Wetterdienst,  Pinneberg  Px meteo D 55555
9330   26/09 0616 WBCQ World's Last Chance, Monticello Px  Es 45544
9385   26/09 0617 WEWN 1, Vandiver Px rel.  E 45533
9395   26/09 0621 The Overcomer Ministry, Okeechobee6 Px rel. E 35533
9420   26/09 0623 Voice of Greece, Avlis Px Mx  Gr 55555
9440   26/09 0625 BBC Radio, Woofferton Px F 55555
9510   26/09 0930 IRRS- Living The Bible, Tiganesti jingle ID Px rel. E 45544
9610   26/09 0931 AWR Europe, Nauen Px <RVS Magazine> It 55555 

73 da N. Marabello 
QTH Treviso, Italia 
RX: TECSUN PL-365 
Ant.: filare 6 metri
https://acquamarina.blogspot.com

Log Roberto Pavanello

648 20/9 22.50 R. Caroline - Orfordness EE MX buono
792 20/9 16.50 R. Dechovka - Predboj Ceco MX buono
828 22/9 22.45 Smooth R. - Bournemouth EE MX suff.
918 20/9 16.45 AM Italia - Villa Estense IT MX suff.
1026 20/9 22.30 R. Tabriz - Azero MX suff.
1130 25/9 03.40 WBBR - New York EE talk suff.
1206 22/9 23.10 R. 9 - Thessaloniki Greco MX suff.
1233 20/9 16.35 R. Milano XR - Magenta IT MX suff.
1350 25/9 23.25 R. Buenos Aires - SS talk suff.
1377 20/9 22.45 R. Free Africa - Mwanza Swahili MX suff.
1413 23/9 17.00 Vesti FM - Grigoriopol Russo talk buono
1440 20/9 23.20 R. 208 - Randers EE MX suff.
3915 20/9 22.35 BBC - Singapore EE NX buono
3920 25/9 16.45 R. Piepzender - Zwolle Dutch MX ottimo
3940 25/9 16.50 Pirate Free R. Waves Bay - Russo MX suff.
4765 25/9 02.45 R. Progreso - Habana SS talk buono
4775 25/9 22.45 R. Tarma - SS MX suff.
4790 22/9 22.35 WBCQ - Monticello EE predica buono
4865 21/9 17.45 R. Mystery 21 - EE MX ottimo
4885 25/9 02.50 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP NX buono
4925 25/9 02.55 R. Educ. Rural - Tefe’ PP MX suff.
4940 25/9 03.00 R. Fuerza de Paz - Maicao EE/SS predica buono
5033 21/9 22.30 R. Deltrack - EE MX buono
5140 19/9 11.45 Charleston R. Int. - EE ID e MX ottimo
5880 23/9 22.20 R. Rock Revolution - EE MX buono
6065 22/9 18.40 Voice of Hope - Lusaka EE talk suff.
6070 25/9 03.05 CFRX - Toronto EE NX suff.
6120 26/9 08.50 R. Casanova - IT ID e Toto Cotugno buono
6195 26/9 08.45 R. Blackstone - EE ID e MX buono
6210 25/9 16.25 R. King SW - EE MX buono
6275 25/9 16.20 TVB - Tedesco MX buono
6280 25/9 16.55 R. Fox 48 - EE MX suff.
6285 26/9 08.55 R. Scotland Int. - EE MX buono
6287.6 25/9 16.15 R. XTC - EE MX suff.
6295 24/9 16.30 Pioneer AM - EE MX buono
6295 25/9 13.30 R. Republica da Banana - SS MX buono
6380 25/9 17.00 R. 319 - EE ID e MX buono
7210USB 24/9 09.45 UNID clandestina italiana - IT critiche a politica governativa sul Covid 19 buono
7510 21/9 14.35 KTWR - Coreano talk suff.
9575 23/9 18.40 TWR - Manzini Arabo talk buono
9610 26/9 09.00 AWR - Firenze IT Obiettivo DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
9665 20/9 22.40 Voz Missionaria - Camboriu PP predica buono
9920 25/9 19.00 R. Thailand - Bangkok EE ID e NX ottimo
11995 21/9 14.30 Furosate no Kaze - Tokyo Giapponese talk suff.
15190 23/9 19.05 R. Pilipinas - Manila Filippino talk suff.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

A cuore aperto: Johnson Messenger 2-23 (1976)

Per il nostro appuntamento a cuore aperto, ho pensato di mostrare un apparecchio che si potrebbe definire storico per la storia delle comunicazioni a breve raggio. Si tratta di un ricetrasmettitore per la banda 27 Mhz, il famoso quanto raro JOHNSON 2 - 23, un apparecchio 23 canali, interamente valvolare e non importato in Italia.

LOGO JOHNSON S-METER E MISURATORE DI POTENZA RELATIVA 

Funzionante a 110 Volts, questo apparecchio denota da subito una buona costruzione, solida e ben eseguita; la presenza del suo microfono originale, di sicura costruzione TURNER, dà a tutto il complesso un aspetto professionale e rigoroso. Impiegante 10 valvole, 11 diodi e 6 transistor, ha la media frequenza a 455 Khz ed il ricevitore è a singola conversione, come tutti gli apparecchi di questo tipo.

SELETTORE CANALI - CANALE 9 EVIDENZIATO IN ROSSO PER EMERGENZA LO SPAZIO TRA IL CANALE 22 ED IL 23, TIPICO DI ALLORA SQUELCH ED INTERRUTTORE VOLUME
INGRESSO MICROFONICO MODELLO 2 23 POSTERIORE VALVOLE IMPIEGATE E LORO POSIZIONE  OMOLOGAZIONE DELLA FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

La presenza di 6 transistor, apparsi in questa versione, è dovuta all'utilizzo di un sintetizzatore di frequenza per ottenere i 23 canali utilizzando soltanto 14 quarzi. L'estensione è quella classica; da 26.965 a 27.255, con il canale 9 ancora cerchiato in rosso come canale di emergenza e la classica spaziatura tra il canale 22 ed il 23. L'aspetto molto essenziale lascia spazio ai soli controlli di volume e squelch, alla griglia dell'altoparlante ed allo strumento S meter che, come sempre, dà indicazione del segnale in ingresso e della potenza relativa in uscita.

RACCOMANDAZIONE INDISPENSABILE... FABBRICATO ANCORA IN U.S.A. USCITA RF
RETE E FUSIBILE P.T.T. MICROFONO DA TAVOLO ORIGINALE MICROFONO 2 

L'emissione avviene in 6A3, ampiezza modulata ed il trasmettitore eroga tutti i suoi 4 watt dichiarati dalla Casa, grazie alla volenterosa quanto robusta valvola finale 7061, pilotata da una 8077. L'ingresso microfonico è ad alta impedenza. Il modulatore, che utilizza la stessa finale di bassa frequenza audio, una 12AB5, e funziona in classe AB1, fornisce una modulazione di alto livello ed è dotato sia di filtro audio (400/2500 Hz), che di clipper per evitare la sovramodulazione dello stadio stesso.

CAPSULA MIC E LOGO TELAIO LATO VALVOLE BOBINA E COMPENSATORI STADIO FINALE R.F.
RADDRIZZATRICE BIPLACCA FINALE R.F. E PILOTA CONVERSIONE E MEDIA FREQUENZA

In ogni caso, garantisce una profondità di modulazione non inferiore al 30% e non superiore all'80%. La presenza di un sintetizzatore di frequenza solleva il costruttore dall'utilizzare quarzi tagliati sulla fondamentale e di usarne per quanti siano i canali di emissione, aumenta la stabilità ed abbatte i costi dei cristalli stessi. Il microfono originale impiega la classica capsula ceramica che, anche dopo più di 50 anni, fà ancora il suo lavoro in modo perfetto.

STADIO BASSA FREQUENZA - AUDIO E MODULAZIONE QUARZI E SINTETIZZATORE CRISTALLI ORIGINALI
S-METER - CONNESSIONI - TARATURE STADIO FINALE R.F. SINTETIZZATORE FREQUENZA

Sul retro troviamo la presa di antenna, il fusibile e la linea di alimentazione ed a questo proposito, anche se il costruttore asserisce che l'apparecchio possa funzionare tanto a 50 quanto a 60 Hz, alimentandolo a 115 Volts 50 Hz, si nota un minimo di ronzio residuo in altoparlante che scompare elevando la frequenza di rete a 60 Hz.

TRASFORMATORE DI ALIMENTAZIONE VALVOLE JOHNSON BY SYLVANIA FINALE RF - BOBINE E COMPENSATORE
LATO COMPONENTI USCITA R.F. COMPENSATORE E BOBINE IN CERAMICA - in un apparato per la 27 non è poco.

Il telaio è ben realizzato ed il montaggio curato e razionale, dal lato componenti si nota qualche riparazione e sostituzione componenti ma in sostanza, quasi tutto è originale ed è da notare il largo uso di ceramica per le bobine ed i compensatori. L'apparecchio appartiene all'amico Andrea IK5CI di Firenze, che me lo ha affidato per una riparazione, revisione e controlli. Alla prova, l'apparecchio si è dimostrato più che valido, facendosi ascoltare a circa 12 Km di distanza con buon segnale e modulazione di buon livello.

RELAIS DI COMMUTAZIONE RX TX ZOCCOLO RADDRIZZATRICE MODULATORE E STADIO BF AUDIO
ALIMENTATORE MODIFICA ANTIDERIVA TERMICA SQUELCH ED INTERRUTTORE

Parlare di un apparato per gli 11 metri potrebbe sembrare riduttivo o meno importante rispetto ad altri ma bisogna sempre tenere presente il fatto che questi apparecchi siano niente altro che dei piccoli ricetrasmettitori HF monobanda, canalizzati ma pur sempre apparecchi per le onde corte che hanno dato modo di comunicare anche a chi non ha patente o a chi non poteva prenderla ma si sono distinti anche in occasione di eventi catastrofici come terremoti e calamità naturali, dando modo di poter sapere notizie ancor prima dell'arrivo dei soccorsi. Di qui la mia idea di mostrarne almeno un paio.

Paolo Pierelli