giovedì 24 maggio 2018

Agenda DX 24/05/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Municipal, Ecuador 720 Khz (1954)
La Voz de Tomebamba, Ecuador 1070 Khz (1938)
WING, Ohio 1410 Khz (1921)
Radio Nacional Ecuador 4940 Khz (1961)
Radio Interoceanica, Ecuador 4840 Khz (1984)
KTWG, Guam 801 Khz (1975)
Radio General San Martìn, Argentina 1230 Khz (1942)
Radio Municipal de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina 710 Khz (1927)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Giornata dell'Indipendenza nelle Eritrea

mercoledì 23 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 21-22-23, 2018

** CUBA. 13820, May 22 at 1325, pulse jamming against nothing, the R. Martí frequency active only in the B-seasons; plenty jamming against now active 13605. But RHC fails to spew spurblobs all over the band from the 13700 transmitter, unlike yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1931, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, May 22 at 2356, RHC English is OFF --- don`t know whether it was off for entire 2300 hour, but now English is still running on // 5040.. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 11760, May 23 at 0111, RHC Spanish is just barely modulated on big signal; 11700 and 12000 have poor signals but more modulation. Only 11840 on band is sufficiently modulated and with bigsig. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, May 23 at 0614, S9+20 of dead air, instead of turned off at 0600* after one English hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, May 23 at 1604, open carrier at S9+20 is certainly the CRI English relay not turned off at 1600*. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also unID 17730

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6135, May 23 at 1147, noise jamming only at S6, no trace of a carrier from V. of Freedom, which is presumably still on reactivated 6045 where I do have a carrier with some music at S4-S5, no jamming audible here but Ron Howard reports VOF and jamming on 6045 at 1050-1220+ today (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, May 23 at 1156 familiar tune with percussion dumps off the air for about a semi-minute and resumes amid same music with weaker signal. Circa 1200 is not a time RNZI normally changes antennas and there is certainly no bell bird or QSY announcement, unlike an hour later when 7425 goes to 5980; sked still shows: ``1059-1258 7425 Solomon Islands, PNG Daily``, i.e. the only transmission on NNW antenna only, before and after on the NNE better for us. The midnight news at 1200 starts with attack on a doctor in PNG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, May 23 at 1138, song at S5 vs noise crashes at S9, but R. Madang is stronger than it used to be as Ron Howard has noted, in fact the SSOB; compared to 3325 JBA carrier from Bougainville or Palangkaraya; and no NK signals audible on 90m, altho detectable on 105, and/or jamming on 75, 66, 49m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 12140.034, May 23 at 1303, RFA in Cambodian, S7-S3, typically off-frequency from this IBB site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1930 monitoring: not confirmed Monday May 21 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, BS continues. I can assume these WOR airings have been canceled, but I have not been told so by WBCQ, and they have reappeared on occasion. Confirmed UT Tuesday May 22 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good. Barely confirmed Tue May 22 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, JBA; listed // 5950 inaudible. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1931 contents: Alaska, Australia, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada non, Chad non, China and non, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Iran non, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Libya, Madagascar, Nigeria non, North America, Oklahoma, Philippines and non, Romania, Sikkim, Solomon Islands, Turkey, USA, publications, propagation outlook, Tip for Rational Living. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1931: Ready for first airing May 22 at 2130. Confirmed JBA on WRMI 7780, while 5950 is a JBA carrier. Not confirmed Tue May 22 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0, rather TOM // 7570 WRMI. Next:

Wed 1030   WRMI 5950 to WNW [unchecked asleep; anyone hear it?]
Wed 2100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe][or 2330?]
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE 
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1932?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1932?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, May 22 at 0553 check, JBA carrier, presumed still WRMI`s secret low-power transmission. Meanwhile, 9395 is S7-S4 with VOA news during Oldies. 

9455 maybe trace of music, from 1359 past 1400 past 1431 May 22. Again, the only other 9455 schedulees are at 1315-1345 Bangladesh, 1330-1357 Taiwan, 1500-1557 China. As of May 22 at 1645, the WRMI skedgrids still do not have any mention of 9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1931, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

9455, further chex: UT Wed May 23 at 0115, with Oldies undermodulated, but the signal is S6-S8, stronger than it had been. May 23 at 1208, 9455 ``Mellow Yellow`` ends, Biermann WRMI ID for ``9395`` (where Brother Scare is really, much louder), S4-S5, and on to ``Stairway to Heaven``, with some peaks to S9 (while 9395 is S9+10 and much louder). Still May 23 at 1505, searching http://www.wrmi.net/WRMIfqs --- ``There are no entries matching 9455`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5010, May 23 at 1145, Spanish at S7 vs S9 noise level, WRMI scheduled with Radio Praga. Note: the transmission skedgrid still mislabels the 1100-1200/1230 emission of XMTR 14 as ``5950``, while the other one at 2200-0100 is correctly labeled 5010. BUT, 5950 is also shown continuously 24 hours for XMTR 5 at 285 degrees, i.e. ex-9455 programming. Just another anomaly at WRMI, website info vs reality (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15665-15670-15675, Wednesday May 23 circa 1600, NO DRM noise detectable, vs band noise level. WINB is allegedly testing DRM here, M-F 1100-1700 with 15 kW at 62 degrees (reverse of usual rhombic azimuth on 9265V). First time I`ve looked for it. Propagation is pitiful so possibly it`s on; 15825 WWCR is JBA carrier, so there is no sporadic E boost over eastern America. 15555-USB WJHR however is barely detectable. It will probably take some Es to audiblize this WINB. 

Not that I really care: transmitting its gospel huxter crap in ``crystal-clear DRM`` is not going to improve the content one whit. The WINB notice from Hans Johnson also was posted on the drmna yg, but since then, no one there has reported hearing it either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 17730, May 23 at 1603, open carrier at S9 with slight fading, RHC? Scheduled here at 1100-1500, but was inaudible circa 1400. Could also be a transmitter check from VOA Greenville which is not scheduled on 17730 at any time. Meanwhile, only other significant 16mb signal at 1603 is S9+10 from 17775 KVOH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1705 UT May 23

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-142

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 heliophysicist, terrestrial meteorologist/climatologist,
physical oceanographer and one of the few on the planet with advanced
education and forecast experience in both disciplines. In terrestrial
weather forecasting I have 45 years of experience and in solar, space and
geomagnetic weather forecasting 34 years.

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

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hamateur and SWL radio activities, feel free to drop me a line and let me
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W4HM Solar Cycle 25 Forecast- Short and to the point.

Solar minimum may begin later this year and may last longer than any
previous solar cycle in the 20th century. When solar cycle 25 finally gets
underway it could be the weakest since the middle of the 19th century.
Another Dalton type lesser grand solar minimum may occur with a
corresponding cooling of earth’s climate. This would negate anthropogenic
climate change if it were occurring which it isn’t.

On February 1, 2008 I forecasted that solar cycle 24 would be the smallest
solar cycle in the past 100 years. That forecast verified. I also forecasted
that solar cycle 25 would be almost non nonexistent.

#142 Issued Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 1430 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 70.4 70.8 71.8

There had been 1 day with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index number (DSFI) of
70 or higher.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 26.

(((((Newly emerged sunspot group #12711 was located near N06W22 with a
relatively simple beta magnetic signature capable of releasing a very small
in size B class solar flare and a small in size C class solar flare.)))))

Sunspot group #12710 was located near N17E45 with a relatively simple beta
magnetic signature capable of releasing a very small in size B class solar
flare and a small in size C class solar flare.

There had been 2 days in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of higher
than 0.

In 2018 there had been 80 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at a
quiet geomagnetic condition of 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between 514 &
320 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 23, 2018- deteriorating.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 24, 2018- deteriorating.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 25, 2018- improving.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at
night and S3-4 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day.

We are now moving into the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the northern hemisphere summer season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes later due to more sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in
the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is lower
than in the southern hemisphere as heating in the F2 layer of the ionosphere
is higher and the layer less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 kHz frequency ranges 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).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S0 at
night and S3-4 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S1-2 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0 at day

We are now moving into the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the southern hemisphere winter season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than
in the northern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher
than in the northern hemisphere as the F2 layer of the ionosphere is lower
in height and more concentrated.

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. It does outperform VOA CAP.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, 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 on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if
and when necessary.

And last but not least I look at ionsonde stations on every continent of the
globe.

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.

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). Also by propagation path.

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.

Lower high frequency (80-30 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner not so much by variations in the maximum usable frequency
(MUF) along a particular propagation path and time but rather due to
geomagnetic elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms (Kp-5 &
greater) that increase signal absorption via the E layer (the altitude of
the radio aurora). Also increases in the lowest usable frequency (LUF) via D
layer RF signal absorption due to hard x-rays, galactic cosmic waves,
elevated background solar flux levels greater than B0 and energetic proton
flux levels at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

Higher frequency (20-10 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner by variations in the maximum usable frequency (MUF) along a
particular propagation path and time due to the current sunspot number and
also due to elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms of Kp-5 &
greater. Also D layer RF signal absorption due to elevated (greater than B0)
background solar flux levels. Also to a lesser extent elevated proton flux
at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

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.

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 and therefore also an art. 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.

Media & Tech - 23/05/2018

FTIOM & UBMP, May 27-June 2


** U S A [and non]. From the Isle of Music, May 27-June 2:
This week we re-broadcast a conversation that we had with Arturo O'Farrill in the Iris Jazz
Club in Santiago de Cuba in December 2015 and listen to some excellent Cuban Jazz and dance music.
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 Kostinbrod, 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). This has been audible in parts of NW, Central and Southern Europe with an excellent skip to Italy recently.
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, Sun, May 27 & Tues, May 29
Episode 64 presents the music of the delightful singer Irina Sarbu and the Ethnojazz Project, an award-winning ensemble that fuses Romanian music and Jazz.
1. Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on
WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. If current propagation conditions hold, the broadcast should reach from Iceland to Western Russia, Scandinavia down to North Africa and the Middle East, AND a long bounce to parts of New Zealand.

Thanks for all you do for radio!

(William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC, May 22, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Agenda DX 23/05/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Uno, Paraguay 650 Khz (1996)
WDAY, Fargo 970 Khz (1922)
KULL, Seattle 770 Khz (1922)

martedì 22 maggio 2018

QSL Radio Power Rumpel

QSL Radio Power Rumpel 6070 KHz - radiopr@partyheld.de con QSL elettronica allegata da radio@partybombe.de in 2 giorni. (R. Pavanello)

Media & Tech - 22/05/2018

SWLDXBulgaria News, May 21-22

ARMENIA(non)   Reception on TWR Trans World Radio India in English, May 22
1300-1315 on  9330 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Sat, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-on-twr-trans-world-radio_22.html

FRANCE   Good signal of Radio France International, May 22
0600-0700 on 11830 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-radio-france.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via TDF Issoudun, May 21
1600-1630 on 17770 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-brb-radio-xoriyo-ogaden_21.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Oromo Voice Radio via TDF Issoudun on May 21:
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Mon/Wed/Sat, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-brb-oromo-voice-radio-via_21.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Amara Radio via TDF Issoudun on May 21
1700-1758 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-brb-voice-of-amara-radio_21.html

GERMANY   Fair signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on May 22:
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/fair-signal-of-dwd-deutscher.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Dandal Kura Int via MBR Issoudun, May 22
0500-0600 on  7220 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, fair
0600-0700 on 11910 ISS 100 kW / 167 deg to CeAf Kanuri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-radio-dandal-kura-int-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun on May 22
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_22.html

GUINEA   Weak/fair signal of Radio Guinée Conakry, May 22
from 0707 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weakfair-signal-of-radio-guinee-conakry_22.html

INDIA   Fair signal of AIR Vividh Bharati Sce, May 22
from 1345 on  9865 BGL 500 kW / 038 deg to SoAs Hindi
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/fair-signal-of-air-vividh-bharati-sce.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S06s Russian Lady in 19mb, May 22
0600-0606 on 15945 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in_22.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 10MHz, May 22
0715-0718 on 10424 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-10mhz-may.html

NUMBERS STATION   Weak signal of S06s Russian Lady in 41mb, May 22
0730-0736 on  7365*unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM
* co-ch same  7365 WNM 003 kW / 145 deg to SEEu German AM HCJB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of S11a Cherta in 16mb, May 22
0735-0738 on 17378 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-s11a-cherta-in-16mb-may.html

NUMBERS STATION   Fair signal of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb, May 22
0740-0746 on 11655 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/fair-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in_22.html

SRI LANKA(non)   Fair signal of FEBA Radio via Trincomalee, May 21
1315-1345 on 11580 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Telugu/English Mon
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/fair-signal-of-feba-radio-via.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow via BaBcoCk Tashkent, May 21
1600-1630 on  7580 TAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri, very weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/radio-ranginkamanradio-rainbow-via_21.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of KBS World Radio via BaBcoCk Woofferton, May 22:
0700-0800 on  9860 WOF 250 kW / 102 deg to WeEu Korean, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-kbs-world-radio-via_22.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio/Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Moosbrunn on May 22
0800-0830 on 15260 MOS 100 kW / 115 deg to N/ME Arabic, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-feba-radioradio-sama-via_22.html

USA   Weak signal of WRNO Radio in Chinese on May 22
from 0505 on  7505 RNO 050 kW / 020 deg to ENAm Chinese
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-signal-of-wrno-radio-in-chinese-on.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 #2018-141

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 heliophysicist, terrestrial meteorologist/climatologist,
physical oceanographer and one of the few on the planet with advanced
education and forecast experience in both disciplines. In terrestrial
weather forecasting I
have 45 years of experience and in solar, space and geomagnetic weather
forecasting 34 years.

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

I enjoy hearing from likeminded fellow radio enthusiasts.

Hams and SWLs that are interested in solar, space & geomagnetic weather as
well as radio wave propagation are a special group of people interested in
broadening their knowledge in science.

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propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
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W4HM Solar Cycle 25 Forecast- Short and to the point.

Solar minimum may begin later this year and may last longer than any
previous solar cycle in the 20th century. When solar cycle 25 finally gets
underway it could be the weakest since the middle of the 19th century.
Another Dalton type lesser grand solar minimum may occur with a
corresponding cooling of earth’s climate. This would negate anthropogenic
climate change if it were occurring which it isn’t.

On February 1, 2008 I forecasted that solar cycle 24 would be the smallest
solar cycle in the past 100 years. That forecast verified. I also forecasted
that solar cycle 25 would be almost non nonexistent.


#141 Issued Tuesday May 22, 2018 at 1400 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 68.9 69.6 68.9

There had been 2 days with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index number (DSFI)
lower than 70.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 12.

(((((Newly risen sunspot group #12710 was located near N08E68 with a
relatively simple beta magnetic signature capable of releasing a very, very
small in size A class solar flare and a very small in size B class solar
flare.)))))

There had been 7 days in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 80 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at a
quiet geomagnetic condition of 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between 322 &
309 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 22, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 23, 2018- steady then
deteriorating.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 24, 2018- deteriorating.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S8-9 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S4-7 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0-1 at day.

We are now moving into the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the northern hemisphere summer season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes later due to more sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in
the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is lower
than in the southern hemisphere as heating in the F2 layer of the ionosphere
is higher and the layer less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 kHz frequency ranges 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).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9+10 at night and S4-7 at
day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+5 at night and S5-8
at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S9+1 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S5-8 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day.

We are now moving into the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the southern hemisphere winter season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than
in the northern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher
than in the northern hemisphere as the F2 layer of the ionosphere is lower
in height and more concentrated.

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. It does outperform VOA CAP.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, 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 on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if
and when necessary.

And last but not least I look at ionsonde stations on every continent of the
globe.

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.

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). Also by propagation path.

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.

Lower high frequency (80-30 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner not so much by variations in the maximum usable frequency
(MUF) along a particular propagation path and time but rather due to
geomagnetic elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms (Kp-5 &
greater) that increase signal absorption via the E layer (the altitude of
the radio aurora). Also increases in the lowest usable frequency (LUF) via D
layer RF signal absorption due to hard x-rays, galactic cosmic waves,
elevated background solar flux levels greater than B0 and energetic proton
flux levels at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

Higher frequency (20-10 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner by variations in the maximum usable frequency (MUF) along a
particular propagation path and time due to the current sunspot number and
also due to elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms of Kp-5 &
greater. Also D layer RF signal absorption due to elevated (greater than B0)
background solar flux levels. Also to a lesser extent elevated proton flux
at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

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.

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 and therefore also an art. 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.

Conferma QSL n.4/2017 KBS Word Radio

Ecco i dati seguenti della conferma QSL ricevuta in ritardo a maggio dall'emittente pubblica sud-coreana:
KBS World Radio - 9740 kHz - 9/1/2018 18.00 UTC con cartolina QSL, due noduli rapporto d'ascolto, adesivi e foglietto informativo in 119 giorni. Rapporto d'ascolto inviato all'indirizzo spanish (at) kbs.co.kr
La cartolina è visionabile al seguente URL: https://acquamarina.blogspot.com


73 da N. Marabello 
QTH:  Treviso, IT 
RX:   SONY ICF-SW7600G 
Ant.: esterna VHF orizzontale 090° 

Agenda DX 22/05/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Quilombo, Brasile 1460 Khz (1993)
Radio Quillabamba, Perù 5025 Khz (1964)
Radio Moderna, Honduras 820 Khz (1949)
CJCA, Alberta, Canada 930 Khz (1922)
WGR, New york 550 Khz (1922)

lunedì 21 maggio 2018

WRTH A18 free pdf updater published

We are pleased to announce that the Summer (A18) broadcasting schedules file is now ready for free download. This file is in PDF format (you will need a program that is capable of reading the PDF format, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.). Please visit http://www.wrth.com and follow the links for ‘updates’. The file is called: WRTH2018IntRadioSuppl2_A18Schedules.pdf

The A18 schedules file contains the broadcasting schedules of over 200 International and Clandestine/target broadcasters; International LW/MW/SW transmitter sites table; International DRM broadcasts; Selected language broadcasts; a ‘by frequency’ table of every frequency used by each station in the main schedule section.

We hope this file will be not only be a useful companion to the printed WRTH, but will also prove indispensable as a standalone source of information.

Best wishes and happy listening/DXing

WRTH (World Radio TV Handbook) Editorial team.

E-mail: international@wrth.com Web: http://www.wrth.com

Facebook (Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/wrthgroup  

Facebook (Page): https://www.facebook.com/WRTH-World-Radio-TV-Handbook-208899345815073/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/@WRTHinfo

(Sean Gilbert, 1713 UT May 21, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Media & Tech - 21/05/2018

Stations heard in Reinante

ANGOLA, 4949.75, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, 1903-1935, 17-05, Portuguese, news, id. “Radio Nacional de Angola”, comments. 25322.

ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1720-1905*, 18-05,  Carrier and for moments Latin American songs heard. Very weak, barely audible and only on USB . 15321.

BRAZIL
4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0457-0520, 18-05, Brazilian songs, program “Clube da Madrugada”. 25322.

9664.9, Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, 1937-1948, 16-05, Portuguese, religious comments. 25322.

11735, Radio Transmundial, Santa María, 1924-1937, 16-05, Portuguese, religious comments. Interference from Zanzibar. 22322.

11855.7, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 1930-1045, 16-05, Portuguese, religious comments and songs, id. “Radio Aparecida”. 24322.

11895, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2002-2012, 17-05, Portuguese, religious comments and songs. 14321.

CANADA, 6070, CFRX, Toronto, 0510-0520, 17-05, English, news, comments. 15321. 
Also 0451-0512, 1905, English, news, comments, advertisements. At 0502 interference from Chanel 292, Germany. 12321.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1735-1815, 16-05, African songs, French, news, comments. 15321. 
Also 1800-1902*, 18-05, French, news, comments, songs, id. “Radio Congo”. 15331.

CUBA, 5025, Radio Rebelde, Bauta, 0500- , 19-05, program “Nosotros”, at 0558 news, news about “Cubana de Aviación” aircraft crash near La Habana airport, “Las noticias de Cuba y el mundo”, 0600 program “A esta hora”, id. “Rebelde, la emisora de la revolución”. 35433.

DENMARK, 5840, World Music Radio, Randers, 1958-2015, 19-05, Latin American and pop songs, id. “World Music Radio”. 35423 to 25422.

ECUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, *0507-0520, 17-05, extremely weak, only carrier detected today.

ETHIOPIA
6030, Radio Oromiya, Addis Ababa, 1806-1820, 16-05, East African songs. 25432.

6110, Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 1739-1755, 16-05, Vernacular comments, East African songs. 25432.

GERMANY
6160, Short Wave Radio de, 1905-1915, 16-05, pop songs in English. 24322.
Also 1940-1955, 17-05, English, comments, pop songs. // 3975. 25432.

6180, Deutscher Wetterdiens, Pinneberg, 2006-2017, 18-05, German, weather report. // 5905. 34433.

7310, Radio Mi Amigo, Kall Krekel, *0959-1010, 19-05, Short Wave Service tuning music, id. “Broadcasting to Europe, this is Radio Mi Amigo International”, pop songs in English. 25332.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0430-0439, 18-05, songs, comments. Very weak, barely audible. 15321.

ITALY/BULGARIA/ROMANIA
7290, Radio City via IRRS Milano, *1800-1859*, 18-05, tuning music, id. “Italian Radio Relay Service short wave signing on”, “Radio City, the station of the cars, ... Radio Ciudad, la voz de los coches”. English, pop songs and comments. 24332.
9510, Radio City via IRRS Milano, 0850-0855, 19-05, pop songs in English. 34433.

INDIA, 5010, AIR, Thiruvananthapuran, 1730-1734, 16-05, English, news. Extremely weak, barely audible, best on LSB. 15321.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0457-0502, 17-05, music. Very weak. 15321. 
Also 0457-0504, 19-05, Lyric songs. 15321.

SUDAN, 7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1801-1816, 17-05, East African songs. 24432.

TANZANIA, 11735, Zanzibar Broadcating Corporation, Dole, 1755-1810, 17-05, Swahili, comments, at 1800 time signals and news in English: “This is Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, the news”, “The main point again”. 34433. 
Also 1800-1906, 18-05, today not news in English, Arabic songs. 34433.
 
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Reinante
Tecsun S-8800, Cable antenna, 8 meters

Glenn Hauser logs May 20-21, 2018

** CHINA. 11460, May 21 at 1341 JBA talk, matching CNR1 jammer on much stronger 11540, the latter vs RFA Tibetan via Kuwait, while Aoki/NDXC shows *jammed Sound of Hope, Taiwan, on 11459.844 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, May 20 at 2207, this is today`s missing RHC frequency, where something is always wrong: supposed to be in French from 2200. Plenty of others on band in Spanish: 11760, 11840, 11860, 12000; and 11700 Portuguese..

6060, May 21 at 0619, now this is the missing frequency, leaving off-frequency-minus carrier from Brasil, while RHC English maintains 6000, 6100, 6165.. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13901, 13835, 13767, 13633, 13567, 13499, 13437, 13363, 13300, very approx., May 21 at 1319-1335+, RHC spurblobs out of 13700 transmitter are back! Awful wobble with BFO, but closest ones somewhat clear when tuned in FM or even AM modes. Fundamental 13700 is S9+40, and 13767 is S9+25. All with signature F# above C-middle tone, and that is about all one can detect at the furthest ones out.

Checking almost every morning, last date these appeared was April 16, exactly one pentaweek ago. I *knew* they would come back sometime. Something`s always (very!) wrong at RHC.

During this hour separate RHC is also on 13740, and from 13700 produces a leapfrog on 13780 at 1320 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935.666-AM, May 21 at 0058, very off-frequency pirate music, S6-S8 vs storm noise as loud. These logs from *0051 to 0122* say ID at 0116 was Man Cave Radio; wrong frequency as subject, ``6535.8``:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,42749.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1930 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 20 at 1923, the newish 1900 airing on WRMI 9395, poor-fair. Not confirmed, Sunday May 20 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, as BS continues (should I delete 9330 from my schedules? Not shown up for a while, but has returned before and WBCQ will not tell me what to expect). 

Confirmed UT Monday May 21 at 0130 on WRMI, 5850 VG, 7780 poor. Also confirmed UT Monday May 21 from 0303 on Area 51 webcast (after an 0302 false start of HRI, and a canned ``technical difficulties`` announcement); also poorly audible at 0318 check on WBCQ 5129.82. Also confirmed UT Monday May 21 at 0330 on WRMI, 9955, JBA. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, May 20 at 1923, 2201 chex, JBA carrier, presumed still secret QRP WRMI transmission as IDed previously. As of May 21, there is still no mention of 9455 anywhere on the WRMI transmission or program grids at 
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
9395 is always on with much stronger signal: Sun May 20 at 1923 with WOR; 2201 with Oldies at S9+10.

9955, Sunday May 20 at 2207, AWR Wavescan in progress, with pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Skedgrid shows this hour is supposed to be // 5950, but VP signal there is not // (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 5050, UT Monday May 21 at 0104, finally catch WWRB on its rarely active summer frequency instead of 90m --- music and then overmodulated/distorted gospel huxter, horrible sounding, also cutting out, S9+20/30, giving contact info but so bad I can`t copy it accurately even tho partly spelt fonetikaly, P O Box 1471?, --- North Carolina 28456; email sounds like wdav – something @yahoo.com. Definite ZIP 28456 is Riegelwood NC, in the SE part of the state. 

I soon reconfirm it`s pointless to consult http://www.wwrb.org which at the top still claims to be on 3215/3185, and no program schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, May 21 at 0616, WRNO is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1611 UT May 21

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2018 May 21 0042 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
14 - 20 May 2018

Solar activity was very low throughout the period and no events were
reported. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached
high levels on 14-17 May with moderate levels observed on 18-20 May.

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet to unsettled on 17 May due to
the influence of a negative polarity coronal hole/high speed stream.
Quiet conditions were observed throughout the remainder of the
period.

FORECAST OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 21 MAY - 16 JUNE 2018

Solar activity is expected to be very low throughout the period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to reach very high levels on 05-07 Jun with high levels
expected on 02-04 and 08-13 Jun. Moderate flux levels are expected
for the remainder of the outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach G2 (Moderate)
geomagnetic storm levels on 02 Jun and G1 (Minor) storm levels are
expected on 01 Jun due to the influence of a recurrent, negative
polarity coronal hole/high speed stream. Active conditions are
expected on 23 May and 03-05 Jun.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2018 May 21 0042 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2018-05-21
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2018 May 21      69           5          2
2018 May 22      69           5          2
2018 May 23      69          15          4
2018 May 24      69          10          3
2018 May 25      70           8          3
2018 May 26      70           5          2
2018 May 27      70           5          2
2018 May 28      70           5          2
2018 May 29      70           5          2
2018 May 30      70           5          2
2018 May 31      70           5          2
2018 Jun 01      70          18          5
2018 Jun 02      70          28          6
2018 Jun 03      70          16          4
2018 Jun 04      70          16          4
2018 Jun 05      70          14          4
2018 Jun 06      70          12          3
2018 Jun 07      68           8          3
2018 Jun 08      68           5          2
2018 Jun 09      68           5          2
2018 Jun 10      68           5          2
2018 Jun 11      68           5          2
2018 Jun 12      68           5          2
2018 Jun 13      68           8          3
2018 Jun 14      68           5          2
2018 Jun 15      68           5          2
2018 Jun 16      68           5          2
(SWPC via DXLD)

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-140

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 heliophysicist, terrestrial meteorologist/climatologist,
physical oceanographer and one of the few on the planet with advanced
education and forecast experience in both disciplines. In terrestrial
weather forecasting I
have 45 years of experience and in solar, space and geomagnetic weather
forecasting 34 years.

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

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W4HM Solar Cycle 25 Forecast- Short and to the point.

Solar minimum may begin later this year and may last longer than any
previous solar cycle in the 20th century. When solar cycle 25 finally gets
underway it could be the weakest since the middle of the 19th century.
Another Dalton type lesser grand solar minimum may occur with a
corresponding cooling of earth’s climate. This would negate anthropogenic
climate change if it were occurring which it isn’t.

On February 1, 2008 I forecasted that solar cycle 24 would be the smallest
solar cycle in the past 100 years. That forecast verified. I also forecasted
that solar cycle 25 would be almost non nonexistent.


#140 Issued Monday May 21, 2018 at 1400 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 68.7 68.8 68.5.

There had been 1 day with a 2000 UTC daily solar flux index number (DSFI)
lower than 70.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

There had been 7 days in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 80 days with an official daily sunspot number (DSSN)
of 0.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at a
quiet geomagnetic condition of 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between 353 &
324 km/s.

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 21, 2018- steady.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 22, 2018- steady then
deteriorating.

HF radio wave propagation condition “trend” May 23, 2018- deteriorating.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9 +1 to 9 at night and S1-3
at day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+ 1 to 9 at night and
S4-7 at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S8-9 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S4-7 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S0-1 at day.

We are now moving into the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the northern hemisphere summer season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes later due to more sun light illuminating the ionosphere than in
the southern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is lower
than in the southern hemisphere as heating in the F2 layer of the ionosphere
is higher and the layer less concentrated.

Almost daily during the northern hemisphere summer season you will find that
the 25600- 26100 kHz and 28000-30000 kHz frequency ranges 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).

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

3150-3400, 3500-4100, 4750-5050, 5700-6300 kHz- S9+10 at night and S4-7 at
day,

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- S9+5 at night and S5-8
at day,

13570-13850, 14000-14350, 15005-15900, 17450-17950, 18068-18168 kHz- S1-3 at
night and S9+1 at day,

21000-21850 kHz- S0 at night and S5-8 at day,

24890-24990, 25600-26100 kHz- S0 at night and S1-3 at day,

28000-29700 kHz- S0 at night and S1 at day.

We are now moving into the summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave
propagation conditions. Globally HF radio wave propagation conditions are
most unbalanced across the equator during this time period.

During the southern hemisphere winter season the 14000- 30000 kHz frequency
range closes sooner due to less sun light illuminating the ionosphere than
in the northern hemisphere. But the maximum usable frequency (MUF) is higher
than in the northern hemisphere as the F2 layer of the ionosphere is lower
in height and more concentrated.

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. It does outperform VOA CAP.

And though this HF radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the
SIGINT_CAP software, 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 on every continent of the globe and tweak the forecast manually if
and when necessary.

And last but not least I look at ionsonde stations on every continent of the
globe.

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.

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). Also by propagation path.

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.

Lower high frequency (80-30 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner not so much by variations in the maximum usable frequency
(MUF) along a particular propagation path and time but rather due to
geomagnetic elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms (Kp-5 &
greater) that increase signal absorption via the E layer (the altitude of
the radio aurora). Also increases in the lowest usable frequency (LUF) via D
layer RF signal absorption due to hard x-rays, galactic cosmic waves,
elevated background solar flux levels greater than B0 and energetic proton
flux levels at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

Higher frequency (20-10 meters) propagation conditions are impacted in a
negative manner by variations in the maximum usable frequency (MUF) along a
particular propagation path and time due to the current sunspot number and
also due to elevated geomagnetic conditions (Kp-3-4), storms of Kp-5 &
greater. Also D layer RF signal absorption due to elevated (greater than B0)
background solar flux levels. Also to a lesser extent elevated proton flux
at energies greater than 10 MeV (10+0).

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.

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 and therefore also an art. 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.

SWLDXBulgaria News, May 20-21

FRANCE(non)   BRB Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun, May 20
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-voice-of-independent.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Amara Radio via TDF Issoudun on May 20
1700-1800 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Sat-Mon/Wed, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-brb-voice-of-amara-radio.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of KBS World Radio via TDF Issoudun, May 20:
2000-2100 on  5950 ISS 250 kW / 182 deg to NWAf French, fair to good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-kbs-world-radio-via-tdf.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, May 20:
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_21.html

GERMANY(non)   Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun on May 20:
1830-1900 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/lutheran-world-federationvoice-of_21.html

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio AWR via MBR Moosbrunn, May 21:
0500-0530 on 11955 MOS 300 kW / 190 deg to WeAf Hausa, weak to fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-awr_21.html

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio AWR via MBR Nauen, May 21
0600-0630 on 15455 NAU 250 kW / 200 deg to WeAf French, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-awr_34.html

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio AWR via MBR Issoudun, May 21
0700-0730 on 11880 ISS 250 kW / 170 deg to WeAf French, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-adventist-world-radio-awr_45.html

JAPAN(non)   NHK World Radio Japan via SM di Galeria/Issoudun, May 21
0500-0530 on  9860 SMG 250 kW / 184 deg to WeAf English as scheduled
0529-0530 on 11730 ISS 500 kW / 190 deg to WCAf Englidh, inscheduled
0530-0531 on  9860 SMG 250 kW / 184 deg to WeAf French, unscheduled
0530-0600 on 11730 ISS 500 kW / 190 deg to WCAf French as scheduled
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/nhk-world-radio-japan-via-sm-di.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 19mb, May 21
0640-0643 on 15800 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-19mb-may.html

NUMBERS STATION   Weak signal of HM01 Cuban Spy in 31mb, May 21
0655-0750 on  9330 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/weak-signal-of-hm01-cuban-spy-in-31mb.html

NUMBERS STATION   E11 Oblique in "the heart" of 31mb, May 21
0745-0748 on  9610 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/very-good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on May 21
0840-0846 on  9353 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB+AM
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in.html

RUSSIA   Good signal of GTRK Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio on May 20
1900-2000 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/good-signal-of-gtrk-adygeyaadygeyan_21.html

SAUDI ARABIA   Reception of BSKSA Radio Saudi International, May 21
0900-1155 on 21670 RIY 500 kW / 100 deg to SEAs Indonesian, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-bsksa-radio-saudi.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation on May 20
1631-1730 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM, good
1702-1800 on 11835 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Tamil, weak to fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_21.html

TANZANIA    Reception of Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation ZBC on May 20:
from 1800 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf Swahili, not English, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-zanzibar-broadcasting_21.html

TURKEY   Again very odd frequency of TRT Voice of Turkey on May 21:
1000-1055 on  9655.7 EMR 500 kW / 072 deg to CeAs Georgian, ex 9655
Other transmissions of TRT Voice of Turkey via same transmitter are
0500-0555 on 13765.7 EMR 500 kW / 210 deg to CEAf Hausa on May 7
0600-0655 on 13765.7 EMR 500 kW / 210 deg to CEAf Swahili on May 7
1830-1925 on  9785.7 EMR 500 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English on May 11
1930-2025 on  9635.7 EMR 500 kW / 300 deg to WeEu French on May 11
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/again-very-odd-frequency-of-trt-voice.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio, Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Woofferton on May 20
1730-1900 on 15510 WOF 300 kW / 140 deg to EaAf Tigre/Fur/Arabic, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/feba-radio-radio-sama-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via Woofferton, May 20
1830-1858 on 11850 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-follow-bible-ministries.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

Agenda DX 21/05/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
Radio Ipiranga, Brasile 1550 Khz (1948)

Libyan government radio goes live online

The main channel of Tripoli-based government broadcaster Libya National Radio can now be heard on a live online stream from their website at http://www.ltv.ly/ The station broadcasts on 1053 kHz mediumwave and various FM frequencies throughout the country, including 96.6 MHz for the capital - the audio stream can be accessed by the button marked "96.6 FM" on the homepage.

(David Kernick, Interval Signals Online via WOR io group)

domenica 20 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 19-20, 2018

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 6230-USB, May 20 at 1231, marine weather in English, i.e. VMW Wiluna WA. There is also some other USB CCI, seems Spanish; and a tone. This is also a Sound of Hope, Taiwan frequency, per EiBi, but no jammer shown there. Aoki/NDXC does have it *jammed, with SOH on 6229.941, while not covering a ute like VMW. Where is Wiluna, anyway? It`s far from the coast, 947 km NE of Perth:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiluna,_Western_Australia
Presumably situated there to be at an optimum skip distance from the WA coasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11640, May 20 at 1321, fine performance of Dvorak`s New World Symphony, but a faster tempo than we are accustomed to, no doubt a Chinese orchestra thing, during the CNR1 Sunday-night serious-music hour featuring Western classical pieces. Ends at 1335 and Chinese announcement. Is it usually longer than 35 minutes? It`s surprisingly difficult to search out performance/recording durations. Also same on 9680 and 9660. Unfortunately, this great piece is being used by the ChiCom as a JAMMER vs inaudible victims: all three Radio Taiwan International in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 11860, May 19 at 2230, RHC is off, while sometimes it`s on with Spanish at 21-23. Something`s always wrong at RHC. No Yemen [non] to be heard anyway.

9535, May 20 at 0112 check, RHC is back on original frequency, ex-9530 where it had jumped 24 hours earlier.

13700 & 13740, Sunday May 20 at 1335, RHC active on both with squeals, far-left-slanted, anti-imperio news headlines about Bolivia and Ecuador supporting Venezuelan ``elexions``; `En Contacto` starting late almost 1338, first item about a PEI lighthouse activated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 20 at 0538, YHWH is on and audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530 kHz, May 19 circa 1930 UT, I am driving along Rupe street near Vance AFB, so try to hear K530AM on caradio --- not a bit of it vs high storm noise level. Back home with a BFO I can tell the carrier is still on, 1229 UT check May 20 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 338 kHz, May 20 at 1222 UT, ND beacon TU. I`ll bet it`s Tulsa --- yes, 30 watts per dxinfocentre. I don`t recall hearing this one before, yet a close one; is it always on? Post sunrise, after the storm noise has abated a bit, I am tuning for what I can pull through on LW. One other:

356 kHz, May 20 at 1225 UT, ND beacon PTT; let`s see, Pittsburg KS? NO, Pratt KS, 25 watts, heard before. I`m axually tuned to 354 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 7824.5-LSB, May 20 at 1237 UT, ham discussing 2m repeater frequencies, only one station audible, not his contacts. Must be another second harmonic from the 3.9 MHz band --- so check 3912.25 --- no, the same guy is really on 3912.50-LSB; why not an exact match? Evidently the NCS, but seldom mentions his own call. The other non-harmonicizing stations can be heard only on the fundamental.

Someone else, K5MRK, Mark, calls him W5AS, and finally his own ID at 1245. Refers to a store in Edmond, an event June 2, QCWA chapter 63 (but it sure sounded like they were saying QCWH). All about it here:
http://www.qcwa.org/qcwa063/index.html
Sunday at 7:30 am CT is the ``W5AS Memorial Net``, 3912.5 +/- 2 kHz
But I cannot find any individual name to go with call W5AS! ARRL/FCC:

CENTRAL OKLA CHAPTER 63 QCWA, W5AS (Club)
3509 PATTERSON DRIVE
EDMOND, OK 73013
ATTN: HOWARD O WISE JR
Trustee: WISE JR, HOWARD O, WD5IDB
Previous call sign: KC5QVX

However, the ch 63 website says: ``Sadly, Howard O. Wise, WD5IDB, former Net Manager became a SK on July 14, 2017``. The QRZ.com page for W5AS is even more out of date from September, 2015. So no telling who is now operating the harmonic-producing club station (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9380, May 20 at 1251, hymn in clear at S9-S7, no QRM, 1253 English outro as ``Fly Like an Eagle`` and into Chinese talk. We are counting the days until FEBC get around to moving to 9275 on May 27. Alok Dasgupta, Kolkata, explains on the dx_india yg, replying to my original report April 1:

``After several correspondence between 16th April and 27th April, Mr. Samuel E. Ponilas, Transmission Manager of FEBC in Manila informed that they're moving to 9275 effective 27th May 2018 at 1000-1600 in Chinese replacing 9380 as AIR is using this almost 24x7. FEBC moved to 9380 as 9430 is now reserved for IRDR project``

Ah, so: HFCC shows IRDR the only [non]-station officially on 9430: usual SMG CVA as placeholder, but only at 01-12, 13-14, 16-24 for all 85 CIRAF zones with 100 kW at 0 degrees (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1930 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 19: 
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_19.html
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, poor signal``

Not confirmed on WBCQ 9330v, Sat May 19 at 2130 or 2330, as Brother HyStairical rages on. Confirmed Sat May 19 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, poor. 

Also confirmed UT Sun May 20 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, JBA --- so the revised program schedule is wrong for removing WOR from this airing. Also confirmed by Alan Gale, England: ``Hi Glenn, I can confirm that World of Radio 1930 is on 7780.0 kHz at 0200 UT on Sunday 20th of May; it's putting a very strong signal into the UK at the moment. 73 for now, Alan`` --- with a clip of exactly when I mention uncertainty about this emission. Glad to know it is doing well over there, even if in the middle of the night; get some sleep, Alan! 

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 kHz CUSB on May 20
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/05/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_20.html
1031-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CEu Sun, poor/weak signal`` Next:

Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Correcting previous report which started with typo 7390.04:

7490.04 to 7490.03, UT Sat May 19 at 0001, WBCQ opening `Allan Weiner Worldwide` with ``William Tell Overture``, but soon apparent it`s another oldie playback, in fact the same one heard last night, despite AW claiming to be ``live`` --- should have edited that out; with girlfriend Angela and the WE mic; I thought that was from Feb, but at 0053 recheck he`s referring to Brother Scare having been arrested ``last month``, which was December. Unlike last week, this show is not duplicated on 9330 where BS continues. 5129.8 probably is // but a JBA carrier buried in the summer storm noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, May 19 at 2218, secret WRMI transmission is still on here, with Oldies music at S7-S4, better than before, but still much weaker than 9395 at S9-S9+5, which also sounds like Oldies music but *not* // 9455. 9455 with definite WRMI IDs at 2220 & 2221 before and after Dish Network commercial (their only spot advertiser??). Listened to 9395 past 2231 with no announcements, until a Biermann ID at 2234. 

9455 recheck May 20 at 1254, a JBA carrier, presumably still WRMI, as Bangladesh is not starting its Nepali until 1315.

As of May 19, no recent posts on WRMI FB where sometimes there is station news not available anywhere else. As of May 20, still nothing on the WRMI skedgrids about 9455 really being on the air! Searching http://tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs for 9455 gets no hits in the transmission or program schedules. And still no reply to my inquiry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 9955, May 19 at 2225, rare bit in Portuguese on WRMI, predicating/preaching in Luso, not Brasilian accent. Sked shows ``Frank y [sic] Ernest (Port)`` at 2315-2330 Sats. Believe besides the RAE relay at 11-12 M-F, this is the only other PP item on WRMI sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat May 19 at 1830, WTWW-2 is active with Ted interviewing a YL who runs recnet and private FCC-info websites, fcc.today and fccdata.org --- thus she is an authority on FCC broadcast axions, not ham. Refers to Huntsville (AL, not TX!) hamfest, which was in August, maybe when/where this was recorded, rather than current Xenia hamfest. Never hear her name, as Ted doesn`t re-introduce guests in protracted chats, but must be Michelle Bradley per http://recnet.com/about --- Ends at 1906, and on to music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1706 UT May 20