lunedì 23 ottobre 2017

Agenda DX 23/10/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Classic Gold, Gran Bretagna 774 Khz (1980)
Radio Presidencia Roque Sàenz Pena, Argentina (1952)
Radio Santa Cruz, Bolivia 6135 Khz (1983)
Radio Chajari, Argentina 940 Khz (1983)
Radio El Sol de los Andes, Perù 3230 Khz (1962)

domenica 22 ottobre 2017

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #294

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#294 Issued Sunday October 22, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend- steady state, which means that HF radio wave propagation conditions are neither improving nor deteriorating.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- 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 dense.

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- 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

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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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 © 1988-2017 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
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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.

B17 schedule: BBC Bengali

Start (UTC) Start (UTC) Frequency
(KHz)
Days
003001007465, 9560, 11700Daily
013002009560, 11995Daily
133014005875, 9510, 11750Daily
163017005845, 7485, 9540Daily

Glenn Hauser logs October 21-22, 2017

** CHINA. 11440, Oct 21 at 2354, JBA carrier with flutter, presumably CNR1 jammer against mini-power Sound of Hope nuisance frequency as in EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6840, Oct 21 at 2350, no signal from RHC difference mixing product as heard by Chris Smolinski yesterday. Transmitters causing it, 11880 and minus 5040 in English are still on and strong. Note in my last report, first reference mis-stated 11880 as 11840, which is a Spanish frequency. Now it`s much weaker than 11880; 11760 is VG; 11670 at 2353 is dead air. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.

It so happens that Wolfgang Büschel was checking for 6840 at exactly the same time: ``CUBA intermodulation from Bauta site: nothing heard on 6840 kHz tonight 2350 UT on Oct 21, neither in Michigan, nor in Edmonton Alberta SDR units. 11880 kHz though was powerhouse signal from Bauta``. So sometimes 6840 happens, sometimes not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 22 at 0457, despite ACI from 6105 Japan via France, RHC English is already on early, wrapping up hour, // 6000, but 6060 is not on yet. 6145 & 6165 are still gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Sunday Oct 22 at 1349, missed hearing `En Contacto` but outro credit roll includes guión by Arnaldo Coro, which means he`s writing script for whole show, and his voice occupies much of it along with the YL co-host. No longer Manolo de la Rosa for many months, altho weekly promo e-mails for show from Spain claim he`s still doing it. Anyone know what happened? Is he OK and merely retired/jubilated? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Oct 22 at 1402 still no signal from CRI relay; 1404-1405* open carrier, on and off a few more times, finally stays on and starts undermodulating English at 1407. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. We miss the opening news propaganda from CRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7181.556, Oct 22 at 0505, JBA carrier, surely VOBME, which in the last few DXLDs has been reported on .553, .555, .561. Nothing now circa 7140 from the other VOBME (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 6165, Oct 22 at 0458, very poor talk and music, 0459 seems English, timesignal to 0500 and off*. Always checking in case RHC show up here again by mistake, and would rather hear Chad reactivated, but 0430-0500 is NHK Russian via Nauen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Oct 22 at 0503, lovely Orthodox singing, for Sunday morning service from ERT, violating Separation of Church and State, S9+10/20. I doze off to it but still going at last rouse 0604 (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, Oct 22 at 1330, very poor talk, presumed AIR GOS on, and barely propagating today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9524.936, Oct 22 at 1327, very poor signal, trace of talk, allegedly English hour from VOI, shifted once again back to 1-kHz-lower off-frequency after a spell just below 9526; so two different transmitters? If not, how to explain these? Atsunori Ishida says ``9525`` resumed Oct 21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 1120, as late as 1320 UT Oct 22, KMOX in solid with local temp 70 already, no sign of 10 kW daytimer, KETU Catoosa, which is entitled to start 7 kW Critical Hours at 1230 UT in October (1300 UT in November); at 1323 UT, SAH against KMOX starts, maybe this if not TX.

KETU pattern is major lobe south, minor lobe north, nulls toward St Louis and Portland
https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/1553082-121213.pdf
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1230, Oct 22 at 1316 UT, steady open carrier/dead air atop the graveyard jumble, no doubt my semi-local on groundwave, WBBZ Ponca City, failing to modulate (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Oct 21 at 1711 UT, KOSU RDS just says: _CRAZY__ / _SMART__ / _RADIO__ --- certainly a unique slogan, for easy meteor scatter IDs, often uttered too. Refers to split personality as a mostly-talk ``smart`` public radio station daytime, vs various ``crazy`` never-classical indie music nighttime, the latter supposedly financially listener-supporting the former (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.3, Oct 21 at 1710 UT check, KLGB-LP Enid is off again, uncovering presumed marginal Kansan full-power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 27, Oct 22 at 1502 UT, KFOR-TV instead of `Meet the Press` shows static ID slide; 1505 UT joins MTP, but inaudible due to rapid clicking sound. This is the case both via the ether, and via Suddenlink cable. 1507 UT, channel ``4`` desperately cuts to a replay of own local interview show `Flashpoint` which just ran hitchless at 1430-1500 UT, initial guest being oil tycoon and Drumpf psychophant Harold Hamm, who blew off Enid when he got too big a billionaire. By 1530 has rejoined NBC with video and audio. MSNBC no longer repeats entire MTPs at convenient 18 UT, but instead inconvenient 22 UT.

Maybe related to storms last night. All four major TV stations were in wall-to-wall weather coverage for most of prime time, blowing away silly footballgames or to their secondary channels. A minor tornado hit the River Wind Casino in Norman. But KFOR was not having any transmission problems then (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, Sunday Oct 22 at 1352, REE big open carrier already, 1355 earworm IS. By 1356, // 17715 is still off, but 15520 is good, and 21620 JBA carrier. By 1716 during silly ballgame, 17715 is also on for four out of four (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN. 7206.004, Oct 22 at 0507, JBA carrier, presumably Omdurman which periodically jumps 1 kHz above nominal 7205; but I rarely hear any modulation from it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1900 monitoring: confirmed Saturday October 21 at 2130 on WBCQ, 9330.3v-CUSB, fair. Missed checking what should have been the first airing this week on WRMI, Sat Oct 21 at 2300 on 11580. The next airing, UT Sun Oct 22 at 0200 on 11580 was: JBA carrier. Confirmed UT Sun Oct 22 at 0326 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, with Antarctica item, so just started late about 0324; good signal despite storm noise level here. Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Sat Oct 21 at 2130, WBCQ is on early with monthly European Music Radio, a semi-hour of rock music not otherwise available? Evidently on third Saturdays only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3264.836-AM, Oct 21 at 2339, JBA carrier in storm noise, presumably WBCQ`s new frequency. While I`m at it, precisely the others:

5130.360-AM, also very poor; 7490.003-AM at S9+20; at 2346, 9330.310v-CUSB, Blalock the Blaster during his additional hour from cassette.

It so happens that a few minutes later, Wolfgang Büschel was checking these via SDR in Edmonton, different results as they do vary a bit:

``7489.953 at 0002 UT on Oct 22. S=9+25dB.
around 0000-0002 UT noticed an empty carrier on v3264.9 kHz, but only few seconds on air.
5130.366 only tiny S=5-6 signal at 0012 UT.
9330.264v-CUSB noticed on 9330.301 kHz at 0024 UT on Oct 22. S=4-5 -99dBm tiny in Edmonton Alberta`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5985, UT Sunday Oct 22 at 0500, Qur`an, nicely sung --- what`s this, Algeria? NO, WRMI! Part of the World Music rotation, instead of Brother Scare or Paul Walker during this extended hour until 0600; as made clear by segué at 0503 to hilife music, 0505 that German beer-hall(?) song. 

There is an understation, which is really in Arabic, CRI via Albania from 0500, but it sure won`t be Qur`aning. Back at 0458, it was only a gospel huxter in English on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5810, Oct 22 at 1348, WEWN Spanish, and 15610 algo presumed English with both transmitters active. Per EiBi, the QSY time for Spanish to 12050 is 1400, and for English from 11520 to 15610 not until 1500. After 1400, 12050 is indeed on. At 1716, 12050 is VG, and 15610 VP, as usual without some sporadic-E boost, rare at this yearpart even as low as this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Oct 22 at 1311 UT, KYND Cypress TX is still playing the 73-second loop trying to get someone to lease the station; axually atop weakened KOKC now. Please, someone call Bill Turner at 281-373-1520 and get some more pertinent programming upon it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1589.942 approx., Oct 22 at 1307 UT, sermon in English; low het = about 60 Hz hum often audible against 1590.00 stations. I previously traced this on June 12 to KMOZ, 1000/85 watts U1 in Rolla MO, a Bott station, when it was on 1589.90 in the middle of the night at 0500 UT. Since then I don`t find a single other report of KMOZ on the IRCA or NRC lists (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1710 kHz, Oct 22 at 1205 UT, JBA talk, 1207 UT music, vs storm noise level from LA/TX, no doubt still Radio Retén lo que Tienes, Bâton Rouge pirate, as heard much better Oct 20. JBA carrier still audible at 1304 UT.

This thing is obviously more than a 10-watt talking house transmitter as it gets out to at least 910 km/565 miles to Enid; or 856/532 to Terry Krueger in Clearwater FL; thus I am surprised that since publicized on World of Radio 1900, and in DXLD yg, and my own previous log, I have seen NO other reports of it, at least in the ABDX, IRCA and NRC lists (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1813 UT October 22

Estratto log Giovanni Lorenzi IT9TZZ

RICEVITORE: KENWOOD TS 440
ANTENNA: DIPOLO ACCORDATO
CONVERTITORE PER DRM: AUTOCOSTRUITO
QTH: TORTORICI, MESSINA

STAZIONE
DATA
UTC
FREQUENZA kHz
S
I
N
P
O
DETTAGLI
RADIO NEW ZEALAND
8.10
2015
11690
DRM
E-BUONO
RADIO KUWAIT
8.10
2020
15540
DRM
E-ANN-OTTIMO
RADIO ROMANIA INT.
8.10
2025
9540
DRM
F-OTTIMO
BPM
9.1O
0830
15000
3
5
3
3
3
C-ID-CW
RADIO INDONESIA
19.10
1556
9525
4
5
3
3
3
LOC-ANN-MX
GOLDRAUSCH RADIO
22.10
0830
6070
4
5
3
3
3
D-ANN-MX
AWR
22.10
0900
9790
5
5
5
5
5
I-OBIETTIVO DX
DARC
22.10
0945
6070
4
5
4
4
4
D-PX PER RADIOAMATORI

-- 
ITALIAN AMATEUR RADIO STATION
I T 9 T Z Z
ESCLUSIVAMENTE IN TELEGRAFIA

Propagation News – 22 October 2017

The latter half of last week saw more settled geomagnetic conditions with the Kp-index declining to one and even zero. This helped the HF bands enormously and there were openings up to and including 12 metres. The upper bands were full of signals, reflecting the better HF conditions associated with autumn. Higher critical frequencies also meant that 40m, or 7MHz, was often open around the UK during daytime.

The solar flux index was in the low 70s as the Sun’s disk was devoid of sunspots. A coronal mass ejection occurred on the far side of the sun, but it wasn’t directed towards Earth and so didn’t cause problems. This does suggest, though, that we could have sunspot, solar flare and coronal mass ejection activity in about week’s time. Next week it looks like we could suffer the effects of more coronal hole activity. The extreme ultraviolet image from the solar dynamics observatory or SDO spacecraft showed another equatorial coronal hole rotating into an Earth-facing position for the weekend.

The enhanced solar wind from this could hit the Earth sometime around Monday the 23rd or Tuesday the 24th, with its effects lasting until a couple of days thereafter.
As always, this could bring short-lived ionospheric enhancements, so keep an eye on the higher bands, but ultimately the Kp-index may rise and maximum usable frequencies could decline.

At the moment, the effects of coronal holes rather than sunspots are driving ionospheric conditions on the HF bands.


VHF and up:


The week will start with a deep low moving across the UK, with strong winds and possibly some rain scatter options for the Gigahertz bands. Although the pattern remains unsettled in the north until later next week, there are signs that high pressure will begin to exert some influence in the second half of the week over southern areas. This means that from midweek, there is a possibility that southern UK, across to the continent and south past Biscay and Portugal towards the Azores, could experience some tropo conditions to round the week off.

Remember that there’s always aircraft scatter to make DX QSOs on the UHF and microwave bands. A group often congregates on 1296.165MHz and the ON4KST microwave chat on a Wednesday evening to experiment with digital mode QSOs. This so-called “digifest” is usually announced on social media and the UKmicrowaves reflector.

The Moon reaches apogee on Tuesday and maximum negative or southerly declination on Wednesday, so losses are at maximum and moon windows at their shortest. This makes it a good week to try your hand at using the man-made satellites that are available for VHF stations to use.

There is just one minor meteor shower of little note this week, so focus on the early mornings around dawn for the best chance of QSOs via random meteor scatter.

B17 schedule: Voice of Korea

0330 in Chinese on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0330 in Spanish on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America

0430 in English on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast Asia
0430 in English on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0430 in French on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia

0530 in Chinese on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast China
0530 in English on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0530 in Spanish on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America

0630 in Chinese on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0630 in English on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast Asia
0630 in French on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America

0730 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0730 in Russian on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0730 in Russian on 13760, 15245 to Europe

0830 in Chinese on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
0830 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0830 in Russian on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0830 in Russian on 13760, 15245 to Europe

0930 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0930 in Korean (KCBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China

1030 in English on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1030 in English on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1030 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan

1130 in Chinese on 7220, 9445 to China
1130 in French on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1130 in French on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1130 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan

1230 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1230 in Korean (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1230 in Korean (KCBS) on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America

1330 in Chinese on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1330 in English 9435, 11710 to North America
1330 in English on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

1430 in French on 9435, 11710 to North America
1430 in French on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1430 in Korean (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1430 in Russian on 6170, 9425 to Europe

1530 in Arabic on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1530 in English on 9435, 11710 to North America
1530 in English on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1530 in Russian on 6170, 9425 to Europe

1630 in English on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1630 in French on 9435, 11710 to North America
1630 in French on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1630 in German on 6170, 9425 to Western Europe

1730 in Arabic on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1730 in Korean (KCBS) on 9435, 11710 to North America
1730 in Korean (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1730 in Russian on 6170, 9425 to Europe

1830 in English on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1830 in French on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1830 in French on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1830 in German on 6170, 9425 to Europe

1930 in English on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1930 in English on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1930 in German on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1930 in Spanish on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

2030 in French on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2030 in Korean (KCBS) on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
2030 in Korean (KCBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe
2030 in Korean (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa

2130 in Chinese on 7235, 9445 to Northeast Asia
2130 in Chinese on 9875, 11635 to China
2130 in English on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2130 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan

2230 in Chinese on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2230 in Chinese on 9875, 11635 to China
2230 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2230 in Spanish on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

2330 in Japanese on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2330 in Korean (KCBS) on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2330 in Korean (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to China
2330 in Korean (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

Arabic
1530 on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1730 on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa

Chinese
0330 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0530 on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast China
0630 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0830 on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
1130 on 7220, 9445 to China
1330 on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
2130 on 7235, 9445 to Northeast Asia
2130 on 9875, 11635 to China
2230 on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2230 in Chinese on 9875, 11635 to China

English
0430 on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast Asia
0430 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0530 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0630 on 7220, 9445, 9730 to Northeast Asia
1030 on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1030 on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1330 9435, 11710 to North America
1330 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1530 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1530 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1630 on 9890, 11645 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
1830 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1930 on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1930 on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2130 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

French
0430 on 13650, 15105 to Southeast Asia
0630 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
1130 on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1130 on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1430 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1430 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1630 on 9435, 11710 to North America
1630 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
1830 on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
1830 on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2030 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

German
1630 on 6170, 9425 to Western Europe
1830 on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1930 on 6170, 9425 to Europe

Japanese
0730 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0830 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
0930 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1030 on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1130 on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
1230 on 621, 3250, 6070, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2130 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2230 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan
2330 on 621, 3250, 7580, 9650 to Japan

Korean
0930 (KCBS) on 7220, 9445 to Northeast China
1230 (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1230 (KCBS) on 6170, 9435 to Central & South America
1430 (KCBS) on 6185, 9850 to Southeast Asia
1730 (KCBS) on 9435, 11710 to North America
1730 (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2030 (KCBS) on 7210, 11910 to Southern Africa
2030 (KCBS) on 6170, 9425 to Europe
2030 (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to Near & Middle East; North Africa
2330 (KCBS) on 7235, 9445 to Northeast China
2330 (KCBS) on 9875, 11635 to China
2330 (KCBS) on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe

Russian
0730 on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0730 on 13760, 15245 to Europe
0830 on 9875, 11735 to Far East
0830 on 13760, 15245 to Europe
1430 on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1530 on 6170, 9425 to Europe
1730 on 6170, 9425 to Europe

Spanish
0330 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
0530 on 11735, 13760, 15180 to Central & South America
1930 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe
2230 on 7570, 12015 to Western Europe



Voice of Korea, North Korea’s international shortwave broadcasting station, adjusted its transmission schedule on October 31 for the winter 2016 and spring 2017 seasons.

The broadcasts follow the same basic line-up each day.

:00 Opening signal, station identification: “This is Voice of Korea”
:01 National Anthem
:03 Song of General Kim Il Sung
:06 Song of General Kim Jong Il
:09 News, editorials (approx 15 minutes, but can be extended to full broadcast), followed by music
:30 Reminiscences of Great Leader President Kim Il Sung of the century
:40 Music and features
:50 Editorial, special message (occasional)
:55 Frequency information
:57 Close

The Voice of Korea typically updates its broadcasts, including the news, once a day during the daytime in Korea.

The news output follows closely the text of English-language stories from KCNA with minor editing and is generally a day behind news being put out on the domestic service in Korean.

You’ll need a shortwave radio and good antenna to receive the broadcasts. If you don’t have these, many of the news items can be found on The Voice of Korea’s website. The music programming is not online.

In addition to English, the station broadcasts in French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

The full schedule for Voice of Korea is listed below and comes courtesy of Arnulf Piontek in Berlin. It is unchanged from the schedule used during the previous winter.

The schedule shows the time in GMT (UTC), the language, the frequencies in kilohertz (kHz) and the target area of the broadcast. Korean-language programs are from the domestic Korea Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS).

Media & Tech - 22/10/2017

Ascolti AM Treviso 22 ottobre

6070  22/10 0858  EMR via R. Channel 292 -Rohrbach Mx info ID D 35533
9790  22/10 0902 AWR Europe, Nauen Px "Obiettivo DX" It 55444
15160 22/10 0959 KBS World Radio, Kimjae Info ID multi K 35433
15450 22/10 1000 AWR KSDA Guam, Agat Info ID E Px rel. M 35543
15770 22/10 1002 All India Radio GOS, Panajai Px E 34533 
17850 22/10 1003 Radio Thailand, Udon Thani Px T 35544
21695 22/10 1005 Voice Of America, PHL-Tinang QRM China Jammer Px M 32432


73 da N. Marabello
QTH  Treviso, Italia
RX:  SONY ICF-SW7600G
Ant.: esterna VHF orizzontale 100°

Libya on mediumwave

Both remaining Libyan mediumwave transmitters can be monitored remotely by web SDRs based in southern Europe, with reception ranging from poor to good during the hours of local darkness. Libya National Radio (Benghazi) on 675 kHz is the easier catch, typically identifying on-air as "Idha'at Libiya al-Wataniya" and announcing the local 89.3 FM frequency (and occasionally the MW frequency). They have a Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/benghaziradio and a clip can be heard via the Interval Signals Online website at http://tinyurl.com/isobenghazi Libya National Radio (Tripoli) on 1053 kHz is somewhat harder to hear with adequate reception due to sometimes strong co-channel QRM. No programming has been observed to be in parallel with Benghazi. LNR Tripoli has a Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/tripoliradio. This state-run broadcaster's TV channel has a website at ltv.ly.

(David Kernick, Interval Signals Online via dlxd yg)

Log Roberto Pavanello

558 19/10 17.10 R.N.E. R.5 - Valencia SS NX reg. Comun. Valenciana buono
738 18/10 17.25 R.N.E. R.1 - Barcelona Catalano NX reg. Catalunya buono
792 18/10 22.25 R. Sevilla - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
990 20/10 22.32 R. Bilbao - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
1035 15/10 22.30 Nothsound 2 - Aberdeen EE MX buono
1035 22/10 00.00 R. Eli - Tartu Russo predica buono
1044 19/10 05.50 R. San Sebastian - SS NX reg. Pais Vasco buono
1224 16/10 21.55 COPE - Mallorca SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
1431 16/10 22.05 R. Sawa - Gibuti Arabo MX suff.
1440 21/10 23.15 Paradise FM - EE MX suff.
1494 15/10 11.50 R. Briscola - Lenta IT Radiomagazine by Dario Villani suff.
1539 18/19 05.50 R. Manresa - Catalano NX reg. Catalunya buono
1566 16/10 17.10 A.I.R. - Nagpur Hindy MX suff.
1566 18/10 16.40 Vahon FM - Den Haag Hindostano MX suff.
1584 17/10 22.30 R. Studio X - Momigno IT ID e MX buono
1620 21/10 03.40 R. Rebelde - Habana SS MX // a 5025 KHz suff.
4750 21/10 16.20 Bangladesh Betar - Dhaka Bengali MX buono
4765 21/10 03.20 R. Progreso - Habana SS MX buono
4885 18/10 16.20 Voice of Hope - Seoul Coreano MX buono
4920 21/10 16.25 A.I.R. - Chennai Hindy nenia locale suff.
5995 21/10 23.00 R. Mali - Bamako FF NX suff.
6070 15/10 16.30 SATzentrale - radio@santzentrale.de Tedesco talk buono
6185 21/10 03.30 R. Educacion - Mexico D.F. SS NX suff.
6205 21/10 09.00 Coast FM - EE ID e MX buono
6210 22/10 08.40 R. King SW - EE ID e MX suff.
6267 21/10 16.55 R. Mustang - EE ID e MX buono
6280 15/10 09.15 R. Lesbos - EE ID e MX buono
6305 21/10 12.00 R. Merlin Int. - EE ID e MX buono
6307 17/10 16.30 R. Goofy - EE ID e MX buono
7120 21/10 16.35 R. Hargeisa - Somalo MX suff.
7180 21/10 17.10 Voice of Broad Masses of Eritrea - Asmara Amarico MX suff.
7205 21/10 16.40 R. Omdurman - Arabo MX suff.
9650 21/10 22.55 R. Guinee' - Conakry FF MX afro buono
9665 21/10 03.25 Voz Missionaria - Camboriu PP MX buono
9960 21/10 16.10 Furosate no Kazu - Giapponese info@rachi.go.jp talk buono
10000 21/10 16.00 BPM - Lintong Cinese ID e pip pip buono
17630 21/10 16.05 R. Xoriyo -  Somalo talk suff.

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Studio DX 747 - 22/10/2017

Obiettivo DX 747 - 22/10/17

Marconi Radio International back on the air on 22 October 2017, on 7700 kHz

Please be advised that  after many weeks of absence, MRI will be back on the air tomorrow, Sunday, 22 October 2017, as follows:  13.45-15.45 UTC on 7700 kHz (USB mode).

Reception reports with audio clips (mp3-file) are welcome. Our E-mail: marconiradiointernational (at) gmail.com

Last but not least, we need your help! If you are  a DX blogger, or use social networks, please post an announcement on your own blog and/or Facebook or send out a tweet the day before the broadcast. You can also forward this message to a friend. 

We hope to hear from a lot of shortwave listeners about our transmissions.

Best 73's
Marconi Radio International (MRI) 


**************************************************************************************

Dopo diverse settimane di assenza  Marconi Radio International (MRI) sarà di nuovo in onda domani, domenica  22  Ottobre 2017, dalle  13.45 alle 15.45 UTC su  7700 kHz USB. 
 
Per i vostri rapporti di ricezione scrivete a: marconiradiointernational (at) gmail.com

Come al solito Vi preghiamo, qualora abbiate un vostro blog dedicato al radioascolto od un profilo su Facebook o altro social network, di pubblicare un annuncio sulle nostre trasmissioni. In alternativa potreste inoltrare il presente messaggio ad un amico.


Cordiali saluti

Marconi Radio International (MRI)

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #293

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

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

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 my 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 some snippets of solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on and some images in my Twitter account at https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm .

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#293 Issued Saturday October 21, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend- improving

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- 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 dense.

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- 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

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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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 © 1988-2017 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.

Agenda DX 22/10/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Chilena, Cile 660 Khz (1922)
Radio Maranatha, Nicaragua 1440 Khz (1992)
Radio Lira International, Costarica 5030-9720 Khz (1986)
Radio Agricultura, Cile 9635 Khz (1936)

sabato 21 ottobre 2017

Media & Tech - 21/10/2017

Glenn Hauser logs October 20-21, 2017

** CUBA. 6840, Oct 21 at 0019, no signal from RHC; checking out tip from Chris Smolinski, Maryland at 2347 Oct 20: ``RHC throwing out a decent spur on 6840 kHz, parallel to 5040 with their EE programming. I wonder if Arnie will QSL this? :)`` I replied:

``Chris, That would be 11840 minus 5040, the only two English frequencies at 23-24, after which 11880 goes off, and so would 6840. Unheard by the time I checked. Glenn``

I vaguely thought 6840 had been reported before but can`t find any such logs in my archives. Possible only at 22-24 while both 11880 and 5040 are on air, the second hour in English (and presumably English moved up to the first hour on 11880 once Arnie gets around to B-17 changes sometime in early November; while 5040 moves English to 00-01). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 21 at 0058, RHC dead air, maybe just between languages. 

6000, Oct 21 at 0551, this RHC English frequency is off, still on 5040, 6060, 6100, and still gone from 6145 too. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, Oct 21 at 1426, no signal from AIR GOS sesquihour in English. Some other Asian signals are making it. Not the first time a no-show here from 1330, so I wonder if really on the air? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-LSB, Oct 20 at 2336, some kind of dramatic speech with continuous music bed, little change in pitch, but making it hard to tune accurately; movie soundtrack? These logs are headed KIPM, but SSTV later IDed it as Pee Wee.
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,38115.0.html

Brian D in NY logged what I was hearing as ``KIPM Relay 6950 LSB S5 in NY, 2332: Alan Maxwell announcing "9 Audio Signals From Outer Space" episode`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Oct 21 at 1428, traces of CW vs CODAR pulses to S9; by 1429 faded up slightly, enough to confirm it`s K6FRC over and over in HIFER beacon ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1900 monitoring: confirmed Friday October 20 at 2334, the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.264v-CUSB, poor-fair. Also confirmed Saturday October 21 at 1440, the 1431 on HLR, 7265-CUSB, via UTwente SDR: well audible atop East Turkistan for a change! But some deep fades; improves toward 1455. ``Hamburger Lokalradio`` ID inserted immediately at end while mixing with ChiCom timesignal, and off. 

[BTW, preceded by `Media Network Plus`, but it`s hard for me to get going by 1400 UT on Saturdays: that may be our best/only chance to hear it (including my extended propagation outlook); various ``MNP`` hours on WRMI, AFAIK, axually contain other PCJ programs. New MN+ episodes are not even audible via the pcjmedia.com website; Keith told me it`s currently only available on smartphones via some app.] Next:

Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030v  HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or maybe 1901 by then]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, UT Sat Oct 21 at 0001, WBCQ starting `Allan Weiner Worldwide`. He says they are trimulcasting on 7490, 5130, 3265 with 50,000 watts on each, eating up the $$ to the Maine power company which has been sold off to something in Spain. He sees all the meters spinning, but I cannot hear 3265! unlike previous tests on 3250 which had good signals. 5130.35 is very poor and unusable either. At 0104 already interrupted by a call from Fred, who reports 3265 is 40 over 9, close-in at his New England(?) location. 

Slogan ``Free Speech is Alive on 32-65``. I try again at 0047 on the other receiver: now I do detect 3265 but only a JBA carrier, really 50 kW?? Propagation may be degraded. 5130 still VP, and 7490 S9+25 fading to S9. Around 0100 musing that Ramsey may move to 3265, but AW would prefer to get some network show lasting 3 hours on it. At 0105, says Dr Becker is trying to get Alex Jones on 3265! where he can say absolutely anything; AW suggests that WWCR imposes some restrixions on Free Speech. At 0108, 5130+ is still on rather than cutting off at 0100. 7490 is starting to fade down but still the best and only WBCQ frequency for us, axually more like 7489.97. AW endorses Jeff White and George McClintock as good guys. Discussing programming sources, Terry Blalock of Full Gospel Hour is the only one on WBCQ still coming on cassette tapes, but WBCQ has all modes of playback available, even wire recorders (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5985, Oct 21 at 0546, what`s this with rock tune? Soon announcement by Paul Walker with a 9- zip code, so must be his old show while still in Alaska getting an unpublicized playback on WRMI; then emits Leader of the Pack and La Bamba. As usual, this frequency is poor, only S5, weaker than the WWCR mixing product on 5980! I see that KIYU by now has removed him from the staff roster:
http://www.kiyu.com/staff.html
but is he really the ``Mike Walker`` doing an oldies show Fridays?

5985 is WRMI-2 at 222 degrees, now scheduled with unspecified, except UT Mondays, System H programming at 0500-0600*. I believe Brother Scare has also been heard during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Oct 20 at 2342, this is the only WEWN frequency on, in Spanish; nothing on 15610 or 11520 English, nor 5810 Spanish yet. 

5810, Oct 21 at 0052, now Spanish is on here, VG with some hum, but no English on 11520. Another check at 0552, still no 11520 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, Oct 21 at 0538, no signal from WWRBS --- I bet they are stuck on day frequency: Yes, 9370 is still on, very poor S3 but I can tell it`s Brother Scare. Wake up, Dave! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6905-LSB, Oct 21 at 0050, 2-way in Spanish, stronger S8 station says he`s near San Antonio and also mentioning El Paso, so apparently Tejanos rather than Mejicanos. Can`t hear his contact at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1618 UT October 21

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 21/10/2017

EMR Relays + More

Scheduled Transmissions from Radio City are:
3rd Saturday at 08.00 to 09.00 UTC on 9510 kHz with Repeats all other Saturdays
4th Saturday at 12.00 to 13.00 UTC on 7265 kHz via Hamburger Lokalradio
Contact address remains: citymorecars@yahoo.ca

Saturday HLR:
06.00 to 10.00 UTC, on 6190 KHz
10.00 to 16.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz

European Music Radio Relays:
21st October 2017:
21.30 to 22.00 UTC  on 7490 KHz -  to Central & North America via WBCQ

Internet Repeats on 22nd October 2017:
EMR will have this months Transmissions via two streams running at the following Times:15.00, 17.00, 19.00 UTC
http://nednl.net:8000/emr.m3u will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening
http://nednl.net:8000/emr24.m3u will be 24 kbps / 22 KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.

Sunday HLR:
09.00 to 12.00 UTC on 9485 kHz
E-mail: redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de  Thank you!
HLR FM-DAB+ Program via the Internet :    www.hamburger-lokalradio.net  Daily 24 h

The Mighty KBC:   Programme Schedule   http://www.kbcradio.eu/index.php?dir=shows/6095
Please Email: themightykbc@gmail.com  Thank you!

Radio Joystick:
11.00 to 12.00 UTC on 7330 KHz in November
Contact the Station: http://radiojoystick.de
 
Hobart Radio International:
Please Email: hriradio@gmail.com   Thank you!

 

Radio Channel 292  Transmission schedules:

http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/


Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules:

 

For outside the listening area please try the Twente/Netherlands Web RX at http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/
You can also hear many European free and alternative stations via the Internet at: http://laut.fm/jukebox 

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #292

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

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

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 my 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 some snippets of solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on and some images in my Twitter account at https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm .

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#292 Issued Friday October 20, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend- deteriorating

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- 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 dense.

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

6900-7800, 9200-9995, 10000-10150, 11500-12200 kHz- 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

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).


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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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Agenda DX 21/10/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Progresso, Souza, Brasile 2310 Khz (1978)
Magic 1548 AM, Gran Bretagna (1974)
Radio Melodia, Perù 5955 Khz (1972)

venerdì 20 ottobre 2017

Glenn Hauser logs October 19-20, 2017

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1900 monitoring: NOT confirmed at newly scheduled time of 2230 UT Thursday October 19 on WRMI 5850. Instead, like last week, `Yeshua` show played instead, altho it is scheduled at this hour only on Fridays. A mixup in programming of System H vs posted schedule. Jeff White assures me that from now on WOR will be showing at this time on Thursdays. It should be good across North America on the 315 antenna, and improving into the winter with earlier sunsets. WOR 1900 confirmed Thu Oct 19 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.196v-CUSB, fair. Next:
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629v  HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030v  HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or maybe 1901 by then]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.041v, Oct 20 at 0157, WBCQ music and carrier is wobbling slightly, unusual for this one. ID and cut to Brother Scare JIP at 0200, when carrier seems to become more stable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5810 & 11520, Oct 20 at 0051, WEWN remains totally off the air from both Spanish and English night frequencies. Still missing from 5810 at 1129 October 20. What`s wrong? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Oct 20 at 1653, KVOH blasting in at S9+20/30 but without any perceptible spurs or broadband noise field as it was suffering from one week ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 920, Oct 20 at 1105 UT, end townhall.com news, KVEL weather, atop the CCI at the moment, from Vernal UT. 5/1 kW U2, main night lobe aims NE, with a very minor sidelobe sorta thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1040, Oct 20 at 1108 UT, M&W talk in Vietnamese, with WHO nulled, making 28/minute SAH = 0.47 Hz. Still audible at 1122 UT. Figure it`s most likely the Dallas station, which is now KGGR, but its schedule shows nothing but English, not only now but anywhen:

http://www.kggram.com/schedule/
``Monday – Friday
Start   Finish  Program
Sign On 8:45 AM Great Gospel Music``

Only other possibility, and with ethnic format, is WPBS Conyers GA, which is 50 kW ND daytimer; 5.5 kW CH, NRC AM Log listed as ``Atlanta Radio Korea``. Ditto radio-locator.com but outdated entry for WPBS 1040 showing website http://atlantaradiokorea.com/ now goes directly to WQXI 790! So maybe the 1040 station has now converted to other languages, as this certainly was not Korean!

Atlanta sunrise today is 1147 UT, and official October FCC sunrise is 1145 UT (November: 1215 UT). So what is it doing on air already at 1108? CH would also require it to keep down to 5.5 kW for two hours after sunrise. There is no info about a PSRA for this in NRC AM Log or FCC Correspondence. 

Altho not carrying it, tunein.com offers a clue for 1040 as ``Spice Radio``. But that`s old news. Here`s the clincher, from Wikipedia:

``In early 2008, it changed formats to "Spice Radio Atlanta" broadcasting with Desi/Hindi music and talk.

By mid-2009, the station was simulcasting with 1080 WFTD's "Atlanta Radio Korea" programming. The Korean programming of "Atlanta Radio Korea" was then heard exclusively on WPBS and dropped from WFTD which then started carrying Spanish language programming.

When Atlanta Radio Korea, owners of WPBS, purchased WQXI from Entercom and flipped it to from [sic] its simulcast of WSTR on December 15, Vietsong Media, owners of WFTD, purchased WPBS and has flipped the format to Vietnamese radio, as of January 1, 2017`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1330, Oct 20 at 1115 UT, ad for something in Kermit TX, and KCKM singing ID, then C&W music, dominating even the second-order KCRC Enid spur het, and KNSS Wichita. 12/1 kW U2, and October sunrise is not until 1300 UT (November: 1315 UT). I must conclude it is operating illegally with 12 kW ND day pattern; night pattern has a null toward Wichita and Enid. There is nothing about a PSRA in the NRC AM Log nor to be found in the FCC Correspondence file (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1710 kHz, Oct 20 at 1137 UT, screaming gospel huxter in Spanish (I think; can hardly understand a single word), mixed with other loud voices from apparent pentecostal service. Steady S9 signal but undermodulated. I am hearing this only on the R75 with E/W longwire, so no DFing; on the DX-398 tried first, I was only getting some pulsing whine, apparently from some local device. (At 1143 UT I note that 1680 KRJO with West Monroe ad is still in well.) 

1710 still past 1140 UT, crowd responses, keeps going past 1200 UT with no pause or ID. I have been looking for this tnx to Terry Krueger`s log from Florida:

``1710 LOUISIANA (PIRATE) Radio Retén lo que Tienes, Bãton Rouge. 1014 October 12, 2017. Screaming Spanish male preacher and audience response, parallel live stream. https://www.radioretenloquetienes.com  Thanks D. Crawford for the tip. Decent signal. Also in well around the same time on October 14. How long will this one last? (Terry Krueger, Clearwater FL, WORLD OF RADIO 1900, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Current true BR SR/SS times are 1210 UT/2328 UT. Website blatantly claims to be on 1710 AM and also 107.7 FM: Guess what, WTFDA FM Database shows no legal 107.7 anywhere in Louisiana. Address as: ``Iglesia La Nueva Jerusalen, Radio Reten lo que Tiene, Ministerio, Ciudad de la Verdad Monte de Santidad, 8290 A Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge 70810 L.A. [sic] Tel 225-394-3748, 787-909-6199``

``Tiene`` -- sic; are we being familiar or not? Program schedule is rather strange, showing mornings only on: Martes y Jueves 7 a 12 am (but this is Viernes).

The slogan derives from Revelation III:10, in one translation, ``I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown``. Crown? As in skull? I don`t wear any other one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carrier search: 783, Oct 20 at 0053, presumably Mauritania. Audible only on the R75 with E-W longwire. Checked lower band on 9 kHz steps offset 1 kHz with BFO but only this heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6071.0, Oct 20 at 0546, CFRX 6070 has a het exactly 1 kHz up; strange, never noted elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6165, Oct 20 at 1129 music, very poor with flutter, 1130 no timesignal but announcement. It`s either Thazin Radio, Myin U Lwin, Myanmar, 50 kW, 356 degrees at 0930-1430 in Burmese per NDXC/Aoki; or CNR6, at 1100-1605 in Chinese, 100 kW, 163 degrees from Beijing 491 site. VOV-4 Vietnam also uses 6165 but supposedly not at this hour. I am hearing only one station. No timesignal on the half hour might rule out Myanmar if they do one on their hourtop. WRTH says CNR6 is Voice of Shenzhou, or ``Shenzhou Easy Radio``. Are they both really on air at 1130? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1737 UT October 20