domenica 18 febbraio 2018

Agenda DX 18/02/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
WOC, Davenport 1420 Khz (1922)
Radio Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina 1270 Khz (1937)

sabato 17 febbraio 2018

SWLDXBulgaria News, February 16-17

GERMANY   Tom Taylor/Barry Stephens tribute via New Shortwave Radio, Feb.17:
1035-1200 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/tom-taylorbarry-stephens-tribute-via.html

GERMANY   Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, Feb.17
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-evangelische-missions.html

GERMANY   Reception of Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR Nauen, Feb.17
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-missionswerk_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun on Feb.16:
1830-1900 on  9800 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/lutheran-world-federationvoice-of_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, Feb.17:
0730-0800 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Waves International via Channel 292 on Feb.17
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu En/Ge/It Sat, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-waves-international_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via Channel 292, Feb.17
1200-1300 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English/Spanish Sat, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle Bundesliga via MBR Issoudun on Feb.17:
1425-1630 on 15195 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, very good
1425-1630 on 17840 ISS 500 kW / 172 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, very weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/deutsche-welle-bundesliga-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Moosbrunn, Feb.17:
1530-1602 on 11900 MOS 100 kW / 095 deg to CeAs Russian Sat
1602-1630 on 11900 MOS 100 kW / 095 deg to CeAs Chechen Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-hcjb-voice-of-andes-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun on Feb.17
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/germanynon-reception-of-radio-xoriyo.html

GUAM   Fair to good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Feb.17:
1127-1157 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 350 deg to EaAs Japanese/English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-to-good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world_17.html

GUAM   Good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Feb.17
1230-1300 on 12160 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_17.html

GUAM   Fair signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Feb.17
1317-1346 on  7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_17.html

KOREA D.P.R   Fair signal of KCBS Pyongyang on Feb.17:
from 1030 on 11680 KNG 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-signal-of-kcbs-pyongyang-on-feb17.html

KOREA D.P.R   Strong signal of Pyongyang BS on Feb.17:
from 1430 on  6400 KNG 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/strong-signal-of-pyongyang-bs-on-feb17.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06 Russian Man in 41mb on Feb.16
1900-1906 on  7523 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-s06-russian-man-in-41mb-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E07a English Man in 25mb on Feb.17
0920-0922 on 12153 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-e07a-english-man-in-25mb.html

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio Inter T8WH Angel 3 on Feb.17
1000-1200 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Sat/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio-inter_17.html

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio Inter T8WH Angel 4 on Feb.17
1200-1300 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio-inter_22.html

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio Inter T8WH Angel 5 on Feb.17
1230-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Sat/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio-inter_90.html

ROMANIA(non) vs. CHINA   IRRS Radio City vs. PBS Xinjiang on Feb.17:
0900-1000 on  9510*SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat IRRS Radio City
* co-ch same  9510 URU 050 kW / non-dir to EaAs Mongolian Dly PBS Xinjiang
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/irrs-radio-city-vs-pbs-xinjiang-on-9510.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of Mighty KBC Radio via SPL Secretbrod, Feb.17
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat, fair signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-mighty-kbc-radio-via-spl_17.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaati via SPL Secretbrod, Feb.17:
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sat, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-irrs-radio-warra.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation SLBC on Feb.17
1115-1215 on  9720 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Hin/Mal/Hin/Tam, fair/good
from 1200 on  9720 XIA 500 kW / 145 deg to SEAs Filipino CRI co-channel
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_17.html

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Feb.16:
1745-1815 on  9475 MAN 100 kW / 005 deg to EaAf Swahili, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_17.html

THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service,Feb.17
1000-1100 on 17630 UDO 250 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Thai, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-hsk9-radio-thailand-world_17.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Feb.16
1700-1730 on  7580 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-babcock_17.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan, Feb.16:
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_17.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Payem e-Doost via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol on Feb.16:
1800-1845 on  7480 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-payem-e-doost-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol on Feb.16:
1815-1845 on  7245 KCH 300 kW / 158 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Fri, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/trans-world-radio-africa-via-babcock.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

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-48

Greetings to my fellow hamateur radio and SWL radio enthusiasts around the
world.

Welcome to my “not for profit” daily W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation
Forecast.

It’s the only daily global HF radio wave propagation forecast produced on
the planet.

I'm a retired space and terrestrial meteorologist and one of the few on the
planet with advanced education & 44 years of forecasting experience in both
disciplines.

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA ©
1988-2018.

If you find this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast useful to your
hamateur and SWL radio activities, feel free to drop me a line and let me
know that at

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

Feel free without prior permission to redistribute this daily HF radio wave
propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

Supporting images associated with this daily HF radio wave propagation
forecast can be found in my Facebook account at

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and at

http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/spaceweather

but without supporting images.

It's a NO SPAM voluntary "opt" in email type group hosted by contesting on
line (COL), so you have to sign up by using an existing email address and
creating a password.

And last but not least I also post solar, space and geomagnetic weather
goings on and some images in my Twitter account at

https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm .

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#48 Issued Saturday February 17, 2018 at 1630 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 70.9 71.5 72.0

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 12.

The unofficial daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

In 2018 there had been 18 days with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

There was one earth facing sunspot group numbered #12699 located near S07W84
with an alpha magnetic signature capable of releasing isolated very small B
class solar flares.

Sunspot group #12699 was setting around the west limb of the sun with the
daily sunspot number soon dropping back to 0.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at a
quiet geomagnetic condition of
2 2 2 1 0 1 2 2.
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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend February 17, 2018- deteriorating

HF radio wave propagation condition trend February 18, 2018- deteriorating

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- fair to good at night and
poor at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- fair at night and fair
at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- poor at
night and fair at day,

21000-21850 kHz- very poor at night and fair at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- very poor at night and poor at day,

28000-29700 kHz- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Excellent- S9+10 or >
Very Good- S9 +1-9
Good- S8-9
Fair- S4-7
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

During the northern hemisphere winter season the higher HF bands of 10-20
meters (11-19 meters) close sooner due to less sun light illuminating the
ionosphere than in the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency
(MUF) is higher than in the southern hemisphere as the F layer of the
ionosphere is lower in height and more dense.

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300- poor at night and poor at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- poor at night and fair
at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168, kHz-

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

21000-21850 kHz- poor at night and poor at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- very poor at night and poor at day,

28000-29700 kHz- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Excellent- S9+10 or >
Very Good- S9 +1-9
Good- S8-9
Fair- S4-7
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Keep in mind that almost daily during the southern hemisphere summer season
you will find that the 10 (11) meter bands will open via short north-south
and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also when multiple
sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer propagation
paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least north-south
propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial propagation
(TEP).



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This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP
HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the
late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general
public.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in the USA
and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary. I also check
global HF radio wave propagation conditions via remoted radio receivers
around on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if
and when necessary.

The hamateur radio JT65A mode RF signal levels received are based on 5 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio PSK31 mode RF signal levels received are based on 25
watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio CW mode RF signal levels received are based on 50 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio SSB RF mode signal levels received are based on 100 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The HF shortwave broadcast band AM Mode RF signal levels are based on
100,000 watts (100 kw) and a typical high gain VOA type curtain array
antenna.

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Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable and applicable
by the average radio enthusiast.

Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

Conditions change daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and by decade, as the
sun rises and sets at different times and at different angles from the
ecliptic, as well as by radio wave frequency. This is due to changes in the
maximum usable frequency (MUF), lowest usable frequency (LUF) and F layer
critical frequency (FoF2).

The D and E layers also come into play through RF radio wave signal
absorption and refraction. And then there is sporadic E (Es) radio wave
propagation that can really throw a wrench into the gears so to speak.

Things like sporadic E (Es) radio wave propagation and lightning storm
static can impact HF radio wave propagation in an unpredictable manner and
mostly bad.

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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GENERAL GUIDELINES CONCERNING CORRELATION OF PROPAGATION INDICES TO ACTUAL
HF PROPAGATION CONDITIONS-

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

All 14 of the following indices have to occur as described below in order to
see the best global high frequency radio wave propagation possible,
something that happens rarely.

1.) Dropping geomagnetic field indices numbers are better, Kp of 0 best.

2.) A daily sunspot number of 150 or higher, 200 or higher best.

3.) A daily sunspot number of greater than 100 for routine stable formation
of the E Valley/F Layer ducting mechanism.

4.) Previous 24 hour Ap index under 10, fewer than 7 for several days
consecutively are best.

5.) Previous 3 hours Kp index fewer than 3 for mid latitude paths, fewer
than 2 for high latitude paths, 0 for several days consecutively is best.

6.) Energetic protons no greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

7.) Background x-ray flux levels greater than B1 for several days
consecutively, greater than C1 best.

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

9.) Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz with a (positive number) sign,
indicates a lesser chance of high latitude path aurora
absorption/unpredictable refraction or scattering of medium frequency RF
signals, when the Kp is above 3.

10.) A -10 or better towards a positive number Dst index during the recovery
time after a geomagnetic storm, as related to the equatorial ring current. A
positive number is best.

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Standard Disclaimer-

Note! I use error prone RAW public domain data from the NOAA Space
Environment Center, other U.S. government entities and educational
institutions, to produce this daily HF radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted ©
1988-2018 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without prior permission to redistribute this daily HF radio wave
propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

Also HF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science. The forecasts are not official but for educational and hobby
related purposes only and are subject to human error and acts of God,
therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

RSGB Propagation News – 18 February 2018


Sunspot group 2699 threw a surprise last week when it unleashed a C-class solar flare and a coronal mass ejection. While we have got used to having coronal hole activity, CMEs have been less prevalent over the last few months. The CME and a coronal hole solar wind stream were predicted to reach Earth by Thursday, 15 February. NOAA said the combined effects could generate minor, G1 class storming at higher latitudes, with a chance for isolated G2 storming as well, and issued an aurora alert for high latitudes.
The ACE spacecraft showed an increase in both solar wind density and speed from about 8am on Thursday, but ionospheric effects appeared minimal. But the full effects were seen later on Thursday evening when the K-index rose to four.

NOAA predicts that next week the solar flux index will fall back to around 70, due to a lack of new sunspots. Geomagnetic conditions may be unsettled at the beginning of the week due to the ongoing effects of the CME, but should be more settled later in the week. The maximum usable band over a 3,000km path still tends to be 17 metres, with occasional openings on 15 metres and higher.

Daytime critical frequencies are still around 5MHz, so 40 metres is still mostly closed to the UK during the day. Night time critical frequencies are mostly in the range 2-3MHz, so again 80 metres closes to UK contacts after dark.

VHF and up:

The return of high pressure means that tropo will play a part this week. Conditions should be good across the southern half of Britain and well into the continent at times. Models show some hint that more disturbed weather could bring it to a close later next week.

There is some talk of a sudden stratospheric warming, which changes the stratospheric flow to look more like a summer pattern. There is a thought that this can lead to out of season sporadic E, and therefore well worth checking the clusters for activity on 28 and 50MHz.
You can keep an eye on digimodes activity on 50 and 144MHz by monitoring the operational frequencies for the different digital modes. Just use Google or look at posts on dxmaps.com to find these frequencies. This can act as a good real time guide for propagation, but remember to call CQ on the bands even if it seems quiet. If you don’t transmit, you won’t work the DX!


Moon declination goes positive this Monday and path losses will fall all week, as the Moon comes closer. This will give steadily improving EME conditions as the week progresses.

Shortwave Radiogram, 17-18 Feb

Shortwave Radiogram this weekend is all MFKS32.


Minutes into the show ...

 1:32  Program preview
 2:38  New Twitter feed tracks FCC experimental licenses*
 6:55  Search for an ionosphere for signs of planetary life*
16:58  Astronomers image 40-light-year-wide space donut*
23:12  Olympics image*
25:33  Closing announcements

Details:
http://swradiogram.net/post/170946115007/shortwave-radiogram-17-18-february-2018

(Kim Elliott via WOR ml)

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 17/02/2018

Agenda DX 17/02/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Camoa, Cuba (1972)
La Voz del Altiplano, Perù 5816 Khz (1957)
Radio Universo Saposoa, Perù 6815 Khz (1985)
Radio Mundo, Perù 5083 Khz (1984)
Radio Comercial, Rep. Dominicana 1010 Khz (1958)

venerdì 16 febbraio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs February 15-16, 2018

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Friday Feb 16 at 1900, RAE in German via WRMI, YL introducing the Donnerstag (Thursday) program, with German and WRMI frequencies, spelling out the website with ICAO fonetix in English. It`s 4 pm already in Bs. As., so you`d think they could have completed today`s broadcast, rather than running at least one day behind on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Feb 15 from 2130 or so I have RNA running as I doze, until cut off abruptly at 2200* as if on a timer, amid closing announcement, ``A Voz do Brasil estar de volta ----``. No ACI from 11775 Anguilla AWOL today. DST ends Feb 18, so AVDB time will shift to 22-23 UT, as they should have been trying to explain --- does this mean RNA will also stay on one real hour later? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. MW beacons with info de dxinfocenter.com, classaxe.com:
341 kHz, Feb 16 at 0623, YYU and dash, vs local EI Enid: Kapuskasing, Ontario, 500 watts
346 kHz, Feb 16 at 0625, YXL and dash, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, 1000 W
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA

** CANADA. 6070-, Feb 16 at 0221, CFRX is fairly audible, slightly on the low side as usual; so still exists, despite inaudibility last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Feb 16 at 1459, vintage Radio Rebelde ID, ``en la banda de 20 metros desde la Sierra Maestra``, as plug for its upcoming 60th anniversary 24 de febrero. Axually this is still Radio Habana Cuba as I happen to be tuned here searching for spurs out of the incomparably stronger // 15370-AM --- but NONE heard! Something`s not wrong at RHC, today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 7780, Feb 16 at 0229, WRMI Zanotti ID, 0230 opening R. Prague in English; poor. Too bad it`s on one of WRMI`s worst frequencies for North American coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Feb 16 at 1438 UT, KGYN is missing vs KOKK [q.v.] and other signals. Should be audible at 10 kW ND power, which they had also been running at night making it dominant even here toward Philadelphia. Maybe they`ve flipped again to radiate direxional-west all day and night? But by midday 1900 UT, JBA alone with KGYN ID on groundwave remnant only.

Following the rules about night and day patterns are obviously beyond them. Yet this is the station which for years has kept a CP going for 50/10/19 kW. And had been reported?/rumored? to be planning an ultimate move into the OKC market if it could get rid of 1220 KTLV. But the CP is for the same far-out No-Mans-Land cordinates as now, site right next to US 412 just east of Guymon with a big KGYN sign on the shack, three towers aimed right at WPHT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, Feb 16 at 1647 UT and everywhen, KAMG-LP Enid continues active as presumed satellator with praise music in Spanish, and distorted modulation, also splattering to first adjacents 91.9 and 92.3, but fortunately not to second-adjacents KOSU and KOMA (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 13710.012, BSKSA always slightly off-frequency, Feb 16 at 1531, S9+20 with heavy flutter, Qur`an with reverb added for effect, also sounds like wind blowing thru the mike, from atop a minaret? Eclipses weaker RCC competition on 13765, and the SSOB except for 13820 Mart. Much weaker 11860 Yemen service also sounds Qur`anic, but not 11745. Muezzin has a good voice, but I`m still waiting/wanting to hear a YL singing calls-to-prayer; how much longer now that females can even drive in the KSA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.30v-USB, Brother Scare is S5 here, and S8-S9 on 5129.83, but the third WBCQ, 7490 is still off after 0200. At this hour also on revived WRMI: 5850 & 7730, both S9+20/30! 

5129.83, Feb 16 at 0231 one of his all-too-frequent interruptions of himself to utter phone numbers, claim to be on 5130 24 hpd (not), and I think he also mentioned 9330 earlier. Still on the latter at 0310, hitting S9+10, much better than it usually does at night; full power now?

Not yet on WWCR 5890 which starts BS at 0400 (UT Sun/Mon 0500); 3215 had been TOM overnight, but not any more per Feb WWCR sked. Anyhow, this SOB (silly old broadcaster) is making quite a comeback tnx to the desires of WBCQ and WRMI, 4 overkill frequencies at once; and he was never off WWCR; but still nothing at all about these at
http://overcomerministry.org/radio-schedule/
How long until WHRI and WWRB get back to riding this sinful cash cow too; never mind ethix? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. MW beacons:
388 kHz, Feb 16 at 0629, GLY, Clinton/Golden Valley, Missouri
407 kHz, Feb 16 at 0630, HRU, Herington, Kansas, each 25 watts
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CANADA

** U S A. 4018-USB, Feb 16 at 0330, all calls fonetik: ID1 is the NCS, with called or heard: 0OR, 0RB, 0SN, ID3. Finally heard a full call starting with AAA, so it`s MARS, but strange alfanumeric formats for the abbr`d calls. Another presumed MARS net on 4011-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11396-USB, Feb 16 at 1540, very poor signal in English with decimal numbers. Many logs at UDXF iog refer to this as `New York Oceanic` ATC contacting aircraft (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNID 11494

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1917 monitoring: I missed checking Thu Feb 15 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850 --- did anyone hear it, and in its entirety? Confirmed UT Fri Feb 16 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.3v-CUSB, poor-fair (while 5130- kept BSing). Next:
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780 // 9395, Thu Feb 15 at 2120 check, WRMIs now with Oldies, intentionally having canceled `The Power Hour`. This page
https://powerhournation.com/how-to-listen/
still claims to be on WRMI at 3-5 pm and repeat at 7-9 am Central on 7780 & 9395; what do they know? Also WWCR 7490 & 13845, replay at 7-9 am, which I have not checked. Feb 16 at 1457, 7780 is indeed off and 9395 is back to Oldies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, Feb 16 at 1431 UT, loops E/W, promoting adoption from Family Life Radio, myflr.org, i.e. KFLT Tucson AZ, legally on ND 50 kW day power from 1415 UT in Feb, to be 1330 UT in March. 770 KKOB also still in. Too bad AZ lacks any first-class 50/50 kW U1 clear channel station with rational programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1040, Feb 16 at 1435 UT, in WHO null, mentions 98.5, i.e. KCBR Monument CO. Should be on 2 kW CH power at 1345-1545 in February before full 15 kW day power; March from 1315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 15 at 2119 UT, KLEY Wellington KS still SNAFU, carrier cutting on and off irregularly with music bursts, 29 times in one 60-second period. Also separate rapid pulsing at regular rate.

1130, Feb 16 at 1437 UT, KLEY still pulsing and bits of modulation separately cutting on and off; also continuous background noise level transmitted on this frequency only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Feb 16 at 1439 UT, nothing from KGYN from the west, but N/S station mentions celebrity birthdays, 1440 UT Rainbow Flower Shop ad in Huron, so KOKK in SD. Day pattern goes SE, night pattern NW, both with deep nulls to NE/SW, but we are almost due S from it. At 1454 UT plug some SD event specifying time as Central.

Roughly the western half of SD is on Mountain, more sensible than any other central-tier state, but if the MT/CT boundary followed the 97.5 W meridian where it should, like Enid west of that, even Huron would be in MT, leaving CT only for the easternmost strip of SD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

Also CCI from C&W to the NW/SE (not KGYN, which is talk ex-C&W), likely KHAT Laramie WY, 10000/1000 U2 (altho WY has another 1210 C&W, per NRC AM Log, KRSV Afton, 5000/250 U1, near the ID border on US 89 S of Jackson) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1660, Feb 16 at 1451 UT, ``Bison 1660`` slogan and back to ESPN with Dan Patrick (non). I was expecting KWOD Kansas City, but this is the mascotic slogan of KQWB West Fargo ND, listed by NRC AM Log with Fox SR instead of ESPN. Bisons apply both to football and basketball teams of NDSU, HQ in Fargo, admitting a certain partiality by this radio station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 13765, Fri Feb 16 at 1529, VN IS ``Christus Vincit``, 1530 ``Laudetur Iesus Christus`` in Latin, and right into Amharic ID and frequencies.. Not bad S9-S7 signal, off the back? EiBi shows this at 1530-1600 // 11615 is in Amharic on Wed/Fri, TIG on days 2467. Therefore 3 & 5 in his system must equal Wed/Fri; starting on Mondays = Day 1 when there is apparently neither. 

Is TIG Tigrinya or Tigre? Per EiBi`s readme.txt language abbr. roster:
``TGR Tigre/Tigr: Eritrea (1m) [tig]
  TIG Tigrinya/Tigray: Ethiopia (4m), Eritrea (3m) [tir]``
So in the all-caps system, TIG is one, in the [] system, the other! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 16 at 0313, starting midband: 1044(2), 1098, 1125, 1152, 1215, 1422; the rest:

From 0316, upward: 531, 549, 558(2), 585, 602, 621, 639, 666(2), 693(2), 711, 729, 738, 774(2), 783, 837, 855(2), 873, 882, 936, 1026.

JBA LW carrier search from 0320: 162, 252, the latter with QRM from nearby beacon SW, Stillwater OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6755.50-USB, Feb 16 at 0220, 2-way in unknown language, ACI to CHR VOLMET 6754.0-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11494.0-USB, Feb 16 at 1538, 2-way in American accent, only a few words with decimal numbers, into digital burst, nothing further for 2 minutes. Many recent logs of this frequency in UDXF
https://groups.io/g/UDXF/search?q=11494
include US Coast Guard Cutters and aircraft (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1941 UT February 16

Media & Tech - 16/02/2018

Weekly Forecasts Bulletin Solar activity

Solar activity forecast for the period February 16 - February 22, 2018

Activity level: mostly very low
X-ray background flux (1.0-8.0 A): in the range A2.5-A7.5
Radio flux (10.7 cm): a fluctuation in the range 69-77 f.u.
Events: class C (0-1/period), class M (0/period), class X (0/period), proton (0/period)
Relative sunspot number (Ri): in the range 0-25

Tomas Blaha
RWC Prague, Astronomical Institute, Solar Dept., Ondrejov, Czech Republic
e-mail: sunwatch(at)asu.cas.cz

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period February 16 - February 22, 2018


Quiet: Feb 20 - 21
Unsettled: Feb 16 - 20, 21 - 22
Active:  Feb 16 - 17
Minor storm: possible Feb 16
Major storm: 0
Severe storm: 0

Geomagnetic activity summary:
We expect the active episode during the nearest three days. Because of the
last CME, we expect geomagnetic activity increase from currently quiet
condition to active level.
Sunday, February 18, we expect geomagnetic activity decrease to unsettled
level. The unsettled  level should persist to February 20 when the local
field can decrease to quiet to unsettled level. The last days, we expect
unsettled conditions return.

Tomas Bayer
RWC Prague
Institute of Geophysics of the ASCR, Prague
Department of Geomagnetism
Budkov observatory (BDV)
                                   
Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period February 16 - March 15, 2018

Geomagnetic field will be:
quiet on February 26, March 10
mostly quiet on February 19, 24 - 25, March 1 - 3, 11 - 13
quiet to unsettled on February 20 - 23, March 5 - 8, 14
quiet to active on February 17, 27 - 28, March 9, 15
active to disturbed on February 16, (18, March 4)

Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected
on February 19, further development can not be predicted.

Remark:
- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.
- With regard to ongoing changes, current forecasts are even less reliable.

F. K. Janda, OK1HH
(from Czech Propagation Interested Group
compiling this geomagnetic activity weekly forecasts since 1978).
e-mail: ok1hh(at)rsys.cz

SWLDXBulgaria News, February 15-16

ARMENIA(non)   Trans World Radio India via Yerevan on Feb.16
1245-1300 on  9910 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Kuruk Wed-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_16.html

AUSTRIA   Strong signal of Oesterreichischer Rundfunk-1, Feb.16
0600-0720 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Mon-Fri
0600-0710 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/strong-signal-of-oesterreichischer.html

BELGIUM(non)   Reception of BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting on Feb.15
1500-1600 on  7280 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-brb-living-water-ministry_16.html

GERMANY    Reception of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on Feb.16
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German, fair
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-dwd-deutscher-wetterdienst_16.html

GERMANY   Weak/fair signal of New Shortwave Radio on Feb.16
from 1000 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/weakfair-signal-of-new-shortwave-radio.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Deutsche Welle via MBR Nauen, Feb.16
0630-0700 on  9830 NAU 250 kW / 185 deg to WeAf Hausa, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-deutsche-welle-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen, Feb.16
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Urdu Fri, strong signal
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Arabic Mon; Punjabi Wed
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-bible-voice-broadcasting-via_16.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece only on 9420 kHz, Feb.16
from 0752 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Arabic/Serbian tx#3
Same time on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu tx#1 AGAIN NO SIGNAL
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-voice-of-greece-only-on.html

INDIA   Good signal of All India Radio in English, Feb.15
2045-2230 on  7550 BGL 500 kW / 320 deg to WeEu English
2045-2230 on  9445 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-all-india-radio-in.html

JAPAN   Fair/good signal of Radio Japan NHK World, Feb.15
2210-2230 on  9560 YAM 300 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fairgood-signal-of-radio-japan-nhk_16.html

JAPAN(non)   Reception of JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze in English, Feb.15
1600-1700 on  6110 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English, good & plus
co-ch on same 6110 ADD 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Oromo FBC Radio Fana
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-jsr-shiokaze-sea-breeze-in_16.html

MOLDOVA(non)   Trans World Radio India via Grigoriopol on Feb.16
1345-1400 on  9950 KCH 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Mavchi Thu/Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_87.html

NEW ZEALAND   Reception of Radio New Zealand Pacific in AM mode on Feb.16
till 1258 on  9700 RAN 100 kW / 325 deg to NWPacPNG/As English, fair/good
from 1259 on  7390 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English, very weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-new-zealand-pacific.html

NUMBERS STATION   S06s Russian Lady and unknown pips on Feb.16:
0910-0916 on  6315 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB S06s,
0800-0930 on 12125 unknown secret tx site to Eu unknown pips in AM
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-and.html

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman/Nation Station/Oman FM 90.4MHz on Feb.16
from 1403 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, strong signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-sultanate-of-omannation_16.html

PALAU(non)   Reception of BRB Radio Que Me via T8WH Angel 3 on Feb.16
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-brb-radio-que-me-via-t8wh_16.html

TANZANIA   Reception of Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation on Feb.15:
1801-1810 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf English, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-zanzibar-broadcasting_16.html

TAJIKISTAN   Reception of Voice of Tajik in English on Feb.16
1300-1400 on  7245 DB  100 kW / non-dir to CeAs English, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-voice-of-tajik-in-english_16.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BabCock Tashkent, Feb.16
1400-1430 on  9560 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs English, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-babcock.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Trans World Radio India via Tashkent on Feb.16
1445-1545 on  7505 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Punjabi Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_99.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

2nd memorial program on IRRS-Shortwave dedicated to Tom Taylor


We were approached by colleagues who produced a special one-hour' tribute' program to Tom Taylor, and we decided to air it on our station in the coming days.

A very great deal of effort has been taken to produce this program, and some of the most legendary broadcasters in the UK and European clandestine radio have stepped forward to pay warm tribute.

Tom has been on the air "legally" via IRRS-Shortwave since 2002. Tom's funeral was on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. I was told that his family were supported by some of Tom's friends in radio, and they were surprised and delighted that he is to be celebrated in this unique programme which will end the 40-year chapter of European Music Radio (EMR).

The one-hour tribute program to Tom Taylor will be aired by NEXUS-IBA on
IRRS-Shortwave at the following times/days:

Sun Feb. 18, 2018 at  00:00 UTC  (streaming)
Sun Feb. 18, 2018 at  02:00 UTC  (streaming)
Sun Feb. 18, 2018 at  09:00 UTC  (streaming)
Sun Feb. 18, 2018, at  22:00 UTC  (streaming and 846 kHz to S E)

Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at  01:00 UTC  (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at  03:29 UTC  (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at  06:00 UTC  (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at  09:00 UTC  (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at  15:00 UTC  (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at  19:00 UTC  (streaming and 7290 kHz @ 150 kW to EU)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at  22:00 UTC  (streaming and 846 kHz to S EU)

Sat Feb. 24, 2018 at  09:00 UTC  (streaming and 9510 kHz @ 150 kW to EU)
Sat Feb. 24, 2018 at  21:30 UTC  (streaming and 846 kHz to S E)

Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at  00:00 UTC  (streaming and 846 kHz to S E)
Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at  02:00 UTC  (streaming)
Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at  09:00 UTC  (streaming)
Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at  12:00 UTC  (streaming and 9510 kHz @ 150 kW to EU)
Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at  22:00 UTC  (streaming and 846 kHz to S E)

(*) streaming on IRN at https://mp3.nexus.org or:direct URL: http://mp3.nexus.org:8000/irn.mp3

Additionally, it will be heard on various "alternative" frequencies in Europe
(not operated by NEXUS-IBA or IRRS-Shortwave), as follows:

SATURDAY 17th FEB on 3975 and 6160 kHz
Alternating during the day. From mid-morning UK time.

SUNDAY 18TH FEB on 6070 kHz
Between 7.30 and 9 AM UK time and again in the afternoon.

MONDAY 19TH FEB on 3975 and 6160 kHz
Alternating during the day. From mid-morning UK time.
Various repeats during the week.

NEXUS-IBA and IRRS-Shortwave are licenced to operate in the countries where our transmitters are located. NEXUS-IBA is registered in Italy as a media (broadcaster) operator. We do not support and do not operate "alternative", pirate, clandestine or unlicenced broadcasting facilities. Information on any unlicensed broadcasts above is provided for informational purposes only.

Many thanks to Steve Silby and friends for producing this unique program.

Stay tuned!


73,

Alfredo
-- 
Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO,        NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-47

Greetings to my fellow hamateur radio and SWL radio enthusiasts around the
world.

Welcome to my “not for profit” daily W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation
Forecast.

It’s the only daily global HF radio wave propagation forecast produced on
the planet.

I'm a retired space and terrestrial meteorologist and one of the few on the
planet with advanced education & 44 years of forecasting experience in both
disciplines.

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA
© 1988-2018.

If you find this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast useful to your
hamateur and SWL radio activities, feel free to drop me a line and let me
know that at

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

Feel free without prior permission to redistribute this daily HF radio wave
propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

Supporting images associated with this daily HF radio wave propagation
forecast can be found in my Facebook account at

https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm

and at

http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/spaceweather

but without supporting images.

It's a NO SPAM voluntary "opt" in email type group hosted by contesting on
line (COL), so you have to sign up by using an existing email address and
creating a password.

And last but not least I also post solar, space and geomagnetic weather
goings on and some images in my Twitter account at

https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm .

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#47 Issued Friday February 16, 2018 at 1530 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 72.2 72.5 72.7

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 15.

In 2018 there had been 18 days with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

There was one earth facing sunspot group numbered #12699 located near S07W70
with a beta magnetic signature capable of releasing isolated small C class
solar flares.

Soon sunspot group #12699 will set around the west limb of the sun with the
daily sunspot number dropping back to 0.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at an
active to quiet geomagnetic condition of

1 0 2 1 2 4 3 3.

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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend February 16, 2018- deteriorating

HF radio wave propagation condition trend February 17, 2018- deteriorating

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- very good at night and poor
to fair at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- very good at night and
fair at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- very
poor at night and good at day,

21000-21850 kHz- very poor at night and fair to good at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- very poor at night and fair at day,

28000-29700 kHz- very poor at night and poor at day.

Excellent- S9+10 or >
Very Good- S9 +1-9
Good- S8-9
Fair- S4-7
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

During the northern hemisphere winter season the higher HF bands of 10-20
meters (11-19 meters) close sooner due to less sun light illuminating the
ionosphere than in the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency
(MUF) is higher than in the southern hemisphere as the F layer of the
ionosphere is lower in height and more concentrated.

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300- fair at night and poor at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- fair at night and fair
at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168, kHz-

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

21000-21850 kHz- poor at night and fair at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- poor at night and poor at day,

28000-29700 kHz- very poor at night and poor at day.

Excellent- S9+10 or >
Very Good- S9 +1-9
Good- S8-9
Fair- S4-7
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Keep in mind that almost daily during the southern hemisphere summer season
you will find that the 10 (11) meter bands will open via short north-south
and east-west propagation paths via sporadic E (Es). Also when multiple
sporadic E (Es) clouds form and line up favorably much longer propagation
paths open up on east-west paths. And last but not least north-south
propagation paths occur across the equator via trans equatorial propagation
(TEP).

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This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the SIGINT_CAP
HF radio wave propagation prediction software. I wrote it beginning in the
late 1980’s but I’m sorry to say that it can’t be distributed to the general
public.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP, I do check the actual band conditions at my location in the USA
and tweak the forecast manually where and when necessary. I also check
global HF radio wave propagation conditions via remoted radio receivers
around on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if
and when necessary.

The hamateur radio JT65A mode RF signal levels received are based on 5 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio PSK31 mode RF signal levels received are based on 25
watts and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio CW mode RF signal levels received are based on 50 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The hamateur radio SSB RF mode signal levels received are based on 100 watts
and ½ wave dipole up at 40 feet.

The HF shortwave broadcast band AM Mode RF signal levels are based on
100,000 watts (100 kw) and a typical high gain VOA type curtain array
antenna.

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Please keep in mind that this is a relatively simplified HF radio wave
propagation forecast, so as to keep it easily understandable and applicable
by the average radio enthusiast.

Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are most evenly balanced
during the fall and spring equinoxes and most diametrically opposed during
the summer and winter solstices.

Conditions change daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and by decade, as the
sun rises and sets at different times and at different angles from the
ecliptic, as well as by radio wave frequency. This is due to changes in the
maximum usable frequency (MUF), lowest usable frequency (LUF) and F layer
critical frequency (FoF2).

The D and E layers also come into play through RF radio wave signal
absorption and refraction. And then there is sporadic E (Es) radio wave
propagation that can really throw a wrench into the gears so to speak.

Things like sporadic E (Es) radio wave propagation and lightning storm
static can impact HF radio wave propagation in an unpredictable manner and
mostly bad.

Ongoing solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on also impact HF radio
wave propagation conditions in a negative manner.

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GENERAL GUIDELINES CONCERNING CORRELATION OF PROPAGATION INDICES TO ACTUAL
HF PROPAGATION CONDITIONS-

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

All 14 of the following indices have to occur as described below in order to
see the best global high frequency radio wave propagation possible,
something that happens rarely.

1.) Dropping geomagnetic field indices numbers are better, Kp of 0 best.

2.) A daily sunspot number of 150 or higher, 200 or higher best.

3.) A daily sunspot number of greater than 100 for routine stable formation
of the E Valley/F Layer ducting mechanism.

4.) Previous 24 hour Ap index under 10, fewer than 7 for several days
consecutively are best.

5.) Previous 3 hours Kp index fewer than 3 for mid latitude paths, fewer
than 2 for high latitude paths, 0 for several days consecutively is best.

6.) Energetic protons no greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

7.) Background x-ray flux levels greater than B1 for several days
consecutively, greater than C1 best.

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

9.) Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz with a (positive number) sign,
indicates a lesser chance of high latitude path aurora
absorption/unpredictable refraction or scattering of medium frequency RF
signals, when the Kp is above 3.

10.) A -10 or better towards a positive number Dst index during the recovery
time after a geomagnetic storm, as related to the equatorial ring current. A
positive number is best.

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However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
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Feel free without prior permission to redistribute this daily HF radio wave
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Also HF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
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therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

Agenda DX 16/02/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
KFEQ, Missouri 680 Khz (1923)
Radio Lago Argentino, Argentina (1979)

giovedì 15 febbraio 2018

Media & Tech - 15/02/2018

Glenn Hauser logs February 15, 2018

** CANADA. 223 kHz, Feb 15 at 0714 UT, YYW and dash, NDB from Armstrong, Ontario, north of Thunder Bay, making definite my log of Feb 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, Feb 15 at 0607, no signal from CFRX, off? No signal either from 7850-CUSB CHU, but 3330-CUSB is very good. Abnormally low MUF? By 0710 I have a JBA carrier on 6070 --- maybe Germany, not Jayapura or Vatican. In HFCC you`d never know CFRX exists (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non?]. 11765, Feb 15 at 1525, Chinese talk and pop music, S9+10, stronger than neighbor 11760 RHC. RFA is scheduled this hour only, 250 kW, 70 degrees from KUWAIT, but it`s jammed and now I`m unsure whether it was CNR1. But more likely as only one station audible; 11745 & 11860 Saudi Arabia signals were much weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15509, 15438, 15301, 15232, 15163, 15093, 15023, Feb 15 at 1516, very approx. spurblobs out of RHC 15370-AM. Even the closer ones are not demodulating clearly in FM tuning, and the further ones are quite weak. But the F# tone is a dead giveaway. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.274v-CUSB, Feb 15 at 0009, Brother Scare`s moanin`-`n`-groanin` hour is running on WBCQ very poor, // much stronger 5124.83-AM. Fortunately, 9330 interrupted at 0029.5 for ID and WORLD OF RADIO.

9330.4-CUSB, Feb 15 at 1528, BS is very poor here from WBCQ; also on fair 9395 WRMI and bigsig 9980 WWCR. So the Overkiller is back in business, i.e. 9980 only would be sufficient; but the otherstations are certainly not going to tell him that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1790-CW, Feb 15 at 0615, marker from that experimental station in Wayland, Massachusetts, VVV VVV DE WH2XDE/3. Quite readable at peaks, but deep fades make it hard to copy complete message. Ends with S K, not SK runtogether, and long pause before repeating. I was trying to time that but it had faded out in the meantime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1917 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday February 15 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.274v-CUSB, poor S4-S6. Brother Scare was running right up until 0029.5 cut to WBCQ ID, cut to WBCQ promo, 0030.0 cut to WOR. So it appears, as of today, WBCQ still intends to carry WOR at this time on this frequency, while most of the rest of the day is devoted to TOM. Next:
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Feb 15 at 0708, WTWW-1 is on but poor S3-S5, and seems JBM, almostly dead air. About the same signal level from neighbor 5890 WWCR but clearly modulated with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 15 at 1534 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is still out of order: carrier cuts off and on, but continuous talk modulation can more or less be followed as the cuts are now so rapid; not that anyone would put up with it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA LW carrier search, Feb 15 at 0540 UT: 153?, 162, 171, 180, 189?, 198, 216(2 including CLB beacon), 252. Preamps of the R75 off.

Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 15 at 0542 UT: I`m starting at 1215, downward: 1215*, 1152, 1125, 1116, 1053, 1044*, 1026, 999, 972, 936, 909, 882, 873, 855, 846, 783, 774(2), 747, 738, 729, 711, 702, 693*, 666(2), 639(2), 621, 612*, 585, 576, 558(2), 549, 531(2).

From 0546 upward: 1215*, 1242, 1296, 1305, 1332, 1341, 1413, 1422, 1512, 1521, 1575, 1584.

At 0558 I switch to the NRD-545, and can hear many of these carriers, but certainly no better. Continuously reduceable bandwidth and passband tuning do not audiblize any modulation against the heavy North American ACI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1717 UT February 15

EMR - ONE LAST TIME FOR TOM TAYLOR

The Tribute Programme is now complete and the first broadcasts will begin on Saturday 17th February.
The programme will be broadcast on a number of Short Wave outlets around the world.

In addition, there is also a continuous high quality internet stream which is currently testing and will broadcast the tribute on a rotating basis for the period from Saturday 17th February until the first week of March.

The stream will also carry some old EMR archived programming and also some other radio documentaries such as The EMR History, The Great British Pirate Era, On The Run and more.

The stream can be reached at:

http://107.170.166.187:8400

Or, by searching Shoutcast or internet radio Apps (such as the excellent XiiaLive - Internet Radio App – available free for Android and iPhones) for European Music Radio.

Here are full Tom Taylor Tribute Programme broadcast details….

“EMR – ONE LAST TIME FOR TOM TAYLOR

A TRIBUTE TO TOM TAYLOR / BARRY STEPHENS OF EUROPEAN MUSIC RADIO , WHO DIED RECENTLY.

TRANSMISSION SCHEDULE
SHORT WAVE BROADCASTING SCHEDULE

TRANSMISSION SITE - 1
FROM GERMANY

SATURDAY 17TH FEB …..AND…. MONDAY 19TH FEB TO FRIDAY 23RD FEB (EVERY DAY)

6160 kHz: 1000 - 1200, 14:00 - 1600 UTC - UK TIME
3975 kHz: 1200 - 1400, 16:00 - 1800 and 2000 - 2200 
UTC - UK TIME

THIS IS A TWO HOUR REPEATING PROGRAMME BLOCK – THE TRIBUTE STARTS 40 MINUTES INTO THE FIRST HOUR OF EVERY BLOCK

TRANSMISSION SITE – 2
RADIO CHANNEL 292 – FROM GERMANY

SUNDAY 18TH FEB

6070 kHz: 07.30 -09.00 UTC - UK TIME AND 14:30 - 1600 UTC - UK TIME

TRANSMISSION SITE - 3
FROM THE USA ON WBCQ

MONDAY 19TH FEB

7490 kHz: 21.00 – 22.00 EASTERN TIME

WHICH IS…

TUESDAY 20TH FEB IN EUROPE

7490 kHz: 0200 – 03.00 - UTC - UK TIME

TRANSMISSION SITE - 4
IRRS-Shortwave Site – EUROPE
DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED

“EMR – ONE LAST TIME FOR TOM TAYLOR”

A TRIBUTE TO TOM TAYLOR / BARRY STEPHENS OF EUROPEAN MUSIC RADIO , WHO DIED RECENTLY.

STREAMING DETAILS

EMR TRIBUTE STREAM

STREAM NAME : EUROPEAN MUSIC RADIO

STREAM ADDRESS : http://107.170.166.187:8400

FROM SATURDAY 17TH FEB UNTIL THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH 2018 – THE TRIBUTE PROGRAMME WILL BE CARRIED AS PART OF AN EMR TRIBUTE STREAM

THE STREAM WILL ALSO INCLUDE A NUMBER OF RADIO DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMES AND ALSO SOME EMR ARCHIVE PROGRAMMES AND AN OLDIES PLAYLIST WITH EMR JINGLES AND PROMOS

THE TRIBUTE PROGRAMME WILL BE AIRED AT THE 
FOLLOWING TIMES EVERY DAY…

02.00, 06.00, 10.00, 14.00, 18.00, 22.00 UTC – UK TIME

STREAM DETAILS:

STREAM NAME : EUROPEAN MUSIC RADIO

STREAM ADDRESS : http://107.170.166.187:8400

SEARCH FOR : EUROPEAN MUSIC RADIO IN SHOUTCAST

SWLDXBulgaria News, February 15

ARMENIA(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio India via Yerevan on Feb.15:
1435-1450 on  9745 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Fri, very good
Again wrong frequency announcement: A17 9410 kHz, instead of B17 9745 kHz!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_15.html

CHINA   Good signal of China Radio International on Feb.15
0830-0927 on 15135 KUN 500 kW / 177 deg to SEAs Indonesian
0830-0927 on 17735 KUN 100 kW / 175 deg to SEAs Indonesian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-china-radio.html

ERITREA   Good signal of VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash on Feb.15:
from 0705 on  7181.6 ASM 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Amharic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-vobme-2-dimtsi-hafash-on_15.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420/9935 kHz, Feb.15
from 0756 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Serbian tx#3
from 0756 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Serbian tx#1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of Radio Kuwait General Service on Feb.15
from 0737 on 15515 KBD 250 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Arabic AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-radio-kuwait-general.html

OMAN   Fair signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman, Feb.15:
from 0734 on 13600 THU 100 kW / 220 deg to EaAf Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman.html

NUMBERS STATION   E17z English Lady and S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on Feb.15
0810-0816  on 9820 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB E17z English Lady
0940-0946  on 9540 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB S06s Russian Lady
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-e17z-english-lady-and-s06s.html

SAUDI ARABIA   BSKSA Al-Azm Radio and Republic of Yemen Radio on Feb.15
from 0804 on 11745 JED or RIY / unknown to N/ME Arabic BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
from 0904 on 11860 JED or RIY / unknown to N/ME Arabic Rep.of Yemen Radio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/bsksa-al-azm-radio-and-republic-of.html

SAIDI ARABIA   BSKSA Radio Riyadh Holy Quran and BSKSA Radio Saudi Int, Feb.15
from 0742 on  9715 RIY 100 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic Radio Riyadh Holy Quran
from 0900 on 15120 RIY 500 kW / 070 deg to SoAs Bengali Radio Saudi International
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/bsksa-radio-riyadh-holy-quran-and-bsksa.html

U.K.   Reception of BBC WS via BaBcoCk Woofferton on Feb.15
0700-0800 on  9915 WOF 300 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-bbc-ws-via-babcock.html

ROMANIA vs. U.K.(non)   Radio Romania Int vs. BBC WS on 7345 kHz, Feb.15:
0630-0656 on  7345 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu English Radio Romania Int
0600-0700 on  7345 ASC 125 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English BBC World Service
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-romania-int-vs-bbc-ws-on-7345-khz.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Dandal Kura Int via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Feb.15:
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-dandal-kura-int-via_15.html

U.K.(non)   BBC via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya & A'Seela, Feb.15:
0930-1000 on 13660 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari, good
0930-1000 on 15310 SLA 250 kW / 035 deg to WeAs Dari, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-bbc-via-babcock-al.html


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

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

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