domenica 17 dicembre 2017

Monitoring Indonesia no more updated


INDONESIA. Atsunori Ishida's website (http://rri.jpn.org/) has today (Dec 17) posted the following:

"This site will not be updated after December 31, 2017."

So he will no longer be doing his daily monitoring and posting his results there. Would seem logical that his decision to do so  is due to the current lack of stations to report on. 


At his site, note "Previous Results" that he started back in March 2010, a time that had a good number of stations to keep track of,  very much unlike the present situation today.

Certainly I will miss the excellent info that he has provided over the years. A job very well done!

(Ron Howard via dxld yg)

FRS Holland on air now on 7700 and 9300

FRS Holland on air, 1615 UTC, 17-12,  7700 kHz with good signal, and 9300 kHz with fair signal. Very nice musical program.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Log in Friol

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #351

Hello 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 on the planet.

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA

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#351 Issued Sunday December 17, 2017 at 1530 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSSN) were 71.8 71.3 71.1.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

This was the 4th day in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

In 2017 there had been 98 days with a 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 0 1 1 1 0 0 2.
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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 17, 2017- deteriorating

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 18, 2017- steady state

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

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

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

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

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

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 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.

Stations heard in Friol

ALASKA, 7370, KNLS, Anchor Point, 0915-0927, 17-12, Russian, songs and comments. Very weak. 15321.

ALGERIA, 1550, Radio Nacional República Árabe Saharaui, Rabuni, 2058-2107, 16-12, Arabic songs and comments. 22322.

ANGOLA, 4949.75, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, 1748-1840, 16-12, songs, Portuguese, news, comments. 15321.

BOLIVIA
3310, Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, 0022-0033, 17-12, Bolivian songs. 25322.

5952.4, Radio Pio XII, Siglo XX, 0020-0027, 17-12, Spanish, comments, female, male. Very weak.. 14221.

6134.8, Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 0018-0028, 17-12, Bolivian songs, flute. 14321.

BRAZIL
4875.2, Radiodifusora Roraima, Boavista, 2117-2155, 16-12, Brazilian songs, Portuguese, comments. 15321.

4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 2140-2155, 16-12, Portuguese, comments. Interference from Korea. 23432.

4985, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 2105-2119, 16-12, Brazilian songs, id. “Radio Brasil Central”, Portuguese, comments. // 11815. 24322.

6010, Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 0451-0458, 17-12, Brazilian songs. 14321.

6040.7, Radio Evangelizar, Curitiba, 0650-0658, 17-12, religious songs, Portuguese. 25322.

6180, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2125-2140, 16-12, Brazilian songs, id. “Radio Nacional, Brasilia”, Portuguese, comments. 25432.

9515, Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 2035-2043, 16-12, Portuguese, religious comments and songs. 15321.

9564.9, Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 0825-0837, 17-12, religious comments, Portuguese. 34433.

9630, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 0933-0944, 16-12, Portuguese, religious comments, id. “Radio Aparecida, 7 horas 34 minutos”. 13221.

9674.9, Radio Cançao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, 0927-0937, 16-12, Portuguese, religious comments and songs. Interference from China on 9675. 12321. 
Also 2100-2118, 16-12, id. “Radio Cançao Nova, onda curta, banda de 31 metros, 9575 kHz, banda de 49 metros, 6105 kHz, onda tropical, 4825 kHz, Cachoeira Paulista, Sao Paulo”. religious comments. 24322.

9724.8, Radio Evangelizar, Curitiba, 0922-0934, 16-12, Portuguese, religious comments and songs. 24322.

9818.8, Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 2040-2052, 16-12, Portuguese, religious comments. 15321.

10000, Time Signal Station Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, 1948-2955, 16-12, time signals, female voice announcements: “Observatorio Nacional, 17 horas, 49 minutos, 20 segundos”. 14321.

11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0938-1010, 16-12, Portuguese, news, “O Mundo em Sua Casa”, id. “Radio Brasil Central, 11815 kHz onda curta, 4985 kHz, onda tropical, 1270 kHz AM....”, “Comunicando para o Brasil”, Brazilian songs. 34433.

11854.9, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 1013-1024, 16-12, religious comments and songs, Portuguese. // 9630. 24322.

COLOMBIA, 5910, Alcaraván Radio, Puerto Lleras, 0501-0545, 17-12, Latin American songs, “Llaneras”, id. “Alcaraván Radio”. 15321.

CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 0614-0633, 17-12, French, comments, female and male. Very weak. Rare to heard it in the early morning. 14321.

CUBA, 4765, Radio Progreso, La Habana, 0450-0457, 17-12, Cuban songs. 15421.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, *0508-0537, 17-12, open with songs, female, male, comments, Spanish. 15321.

ETHIOPIA, 5950, Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 1753-1757, 16-12, East African songs, Vernacular comments. 33433.

GERMANY
3975, Short Wave Radio de., *1959-2018, 16-12, English, id. “Short Wave Radio...”, pop songs, comments.. 24322.

3995, HCJB, Weenermoor, 1939-2018, 16-12, German, comments. 15321.

6070, Atlantic 2000 International, Rohrbach, *0900-0920, 16-12, tuning music, id. “You are listening to Atlantic 2000 International”, id.. in other languages, French, Merry Christmas song, pop songs, comments in French. 14321.

6180, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Pinnenberg, 0610-0620, 17-12, German, weather report. // 5905. 45444.

7310, Radio Mi Amigo, Kall Krekel, *10000-1015, 16-12, pop songs, id. “Radio Mi Amigo, Mi Amigo”, English comments. 35433.

7365, HCJB Weenermoor, 0825-0833, 17-12, German, comments. 25322.

GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0530-0540, 17-12, English, religious comments. Very weak. 15321.

HOLLAND? 9300.4, FRS Holland, 0945-1130, 17-12, English, "the best  music from the past decades", pop songs and comments in English, id. "Free Radio Service Holland", at 1000 time signals, "This is FRS Holland December broadcast on short wave". at 1002 German program, pop songs and comments and more programs in English.  // 7700. 25332, and 34433 on 7700.

INDIA, 5010, AIR, Thiruvanantapuram, 1718-1734, 16-11, Vernacular comments, at 1730 id. and news in English. 15321.

ITALY, 7720 USB, Marconi Radio International, *1430-1550, 16-12, English, Italian, comments, radio news, pop songs. Very weak. 15321.

LIBERIA, 6050, ELWA Radio, Monrovia, 0637-0650, 17-12, religious songs and comments. English. 15321.

MALI
5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, 0612-0633, 17-12, Vernacular songs, French, comments, mentioned “Bamako”. 13321.

9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, 1015-1033, 16-12, French, comments, id. “Radio Mali”. 13221.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0526-0540, 17-12, instrumental music. Very weak. 15321.

NIGERIA, 6090, Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, 0628-0637, 17-12, tuning music, Vernacular comments, African songs. 24322.

PERU
4764.1, Radio Huanta 2000, Huanta, 0026-0033, 17-12, Peruvian songs. 15321.

4774.9, Radio Tarma, Tarma, 0023-0031, 17-12, Peruvian songs, Spanish, comments. 14321.

SOMALILAND, 7120, Radio Hargeisa, Hargeisa, 1757-1805, 16-12, Vernacular comments. 14321.

SUDAN, 7205, Sudan Radio, Al Aitahab, 1906-1915, 16-12, Arabic, comments. 34433.

TANZANIA, 11735, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 1910-1918, 16-12, Vernacular comments. 24322.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Friol
Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

Log Roberto Pavanello

828 16/12 10.45 Z100 - EE MX buono
846 14/12 18.35 R. Challanger - Villa Estense EE talk suff.
873 13/12 23.33 R. Zaragoza - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
882 11/12 22.58 COPE - Alicante SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
1035 17/12 00.30 Northsound 2 - Aberdeen EE ID e MX suff.
1044 14/12 23.34 R. Valladolid - SS ID e MX buono
1206 11/12 21.40 Amica R. Veneta - Peraga di Vigonza IT MX liscio buono
1287 12/12 23.30 R. Castilla - Burgos SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
1350 17/12 09.00 I AM R. - IT Studio DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
1602 15/12 23.28 R. Cartagena - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
3255 13/12 17.15 BBC - Meyerton EE NX suff.
4885 16/12 23.50 R. Clube do Parà - Belem PP MX buono
6070 10/12 11.00 R. Bclnews - IT Studio DX by Roberto Scaglione ottimo
6230 17/12 10.15 R. Casanova - EE ID e MX buono
6260 17/12 10.00 R. Sallandse Boer - EE ID e MX buono
6292 10/12 13.10 R. Scotland - EE ID e MX buono
6292 16/12 10.30 Misti R. - EE ID e MX buono
6305 17/12 09.40 R. Merlin Int. - EE ID e MX buono
6450 10/12 13.30 R. Readymix - EE ID e MX buono
6875 16/12 09.35 R. Europe - IT ID e MX buono
9300 17/12 09.50 Free R. Service Holland - EE ID e MX buono
11610 16/12 11.40 R. New Zeland Int. - Wellington EE intervista buono

Roberto Pavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Radio Bata open at 0508

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, *0508, 17-12, open transmission with songs and female comments in Spanish. Very weak.
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Log in Friol

Studio DX 755 - 17/12/17

Obiettivo DX 755 - 17/12/17

FRS Holland on air

HOLLAND? 9300..4, FRS Holland, 0945, 17-12, English, "the best  music from the past decades", pop songs and comments in English, id. "Free Radio Service Holland", at 1000 time signals, "This is FRS Holland December broadcast on short wave". at 1002 German program, pop songs and comments.  // 7700. 25332.
 
 
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Glenn Hauser logs December 16-17, 2017

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11760-11780, Dec 16 at 1905, 2157 chex, no signals, proper or otherwise from RNA, unlike yesterday. Later we get a tip from Manuel Méndez, Spain, that the other RNA frequency, 6180 was heard with ID at 2125. Maybe they only have one transmitter semi-usable. By the time I`m back at the dials, 2342, could be RNA mixing with CRI, but S8 weaker than adjacents 6175 and Mexico 6185. By 0007 Dec 17, only a JBA carrier on 6180. CRI schedule is 2200-2257 Mandarin, 2300-2357 Cantonese, both via Kunming. Then there`s Iran in Spanish on 6180 at 0020-0320 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 11635, Dec 16 at 2355, CNR1 echo jamming against music station, presumably Taiwan in Chinese scheduled 2230-0030; but Aoki shows Voice of Korea also on 11635, 1830-0020, the last hour in Korean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGETS)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 5960, Saturday Dec 16 at 2348, Voice of TURKEY signs off English, starts playing IS. Tonight I am monitoring continuously to see what happen when The Mighty KBC start its weekly broadcast at 0000 UT Sunday via GERMANY.

VOT keeps going with IS but no IDs; 2356 a slight glitch in the music, maybe feed input switch, and then repeated more often than once a minute over music, ``Die Stimme der Türkei``, so as I have been warning, the sloppyrators at Emirler are overrunning 5960 tonight with German, instead of turning it off after English. Nauen carrier from *2359 comes on atop, producing fast SAH with off-frequency Turkey. 

UT Sunday Dec 17 at 0000 timesignal presumably from VOT, as KBC starts modulating. They add up to S9+5, and there is more QRM from the SAH than from Germodulation, but it`s quite annoying if you are trying to listen to KBC, and still going past 0020 when I QRT. TRT may not quit until German be over circa 0050, but surely will be off for the second hour of KBC with Uncle Eric. KBC could have avoided this collision by not risking a TRT frequency when it is supposed to be off. BTW, there is also ACI from Cuban pulse jammer on 5955 against nothing since Radio República disappeared years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Dec 16 at 2240 S9-S5 rock music from pirate; 2241 ``thanks to the listeners in C-K`` repeated a few times by that synthyl voice we have been hearing from Clever Name Radio. These logs agree that`s it, altho the first one`s times are one hour ahead:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,39286.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, Dec 16 at 2341, algo with hard rock, S8 vs band noise level of S6. (6940 CNR is off by now.) More unID logs of it:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,39290.0.html
There was also a 6930-LSB a few minutes earlier:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,39289.0.html
6930-USB is off by 0008 Dec 17 check, leaving no pirate activity
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1908 monitoring: Hi Glenn, No luck with HLR again today on 7265 [WORLD OF RADIO, Sat 1531 UT via Germany]. I suspect it's just the time of year, and will improve again in a few weeks once the days start lengthening. Looking at last year's logs, I didn't receive it between the 3rd of December and the 15th of January, so it seems to be following the same pattern. I'll keep checking for it though if I'm in (Alan Gale, England, Dec 16, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

9330v-CUSB, Sat Dec 16 at 2230, NO signal detectable from WBCQ for WOR (Nor is it audible after 2300 when Blalock would be blasting nor at 2338.) Confirmed Sat Dec 16 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, good S9 to S9+20 (but by 2340 has faded down to S2; also back at 2247, 11580 had World Music fill, Greek, rather than RAE Italian on weekdays). As usual, by 0200 UT Sunday Dec 17, 11580 is JBA, but it sounds like me. Now, WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO is already in much better with ham news, prior to its WOR airing circa 0415. Besides that, further nexts:
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1909?]

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

** U S A. 9395, Dec 16 at 2118, WRMI `Oldies` service with VOA News relay ending at 2120 (instead of `The Power Hour` on weekdays) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, UT Sunday Dec 17 at 0009, YL in Spanish is talking about (her?) paintings in the Cuban exile community, vs. jamming of a different type than usual: machine-gun-like bursts interrupted by quick pauses about 25 times per minute. Is it Mirka? No, WRMI sked shows 0000-0015 Sunday is `Moderna` which gets one other airing UT Monday at 0115-0130. It`s hardly clear that she is finished at 0015 when WRMI suddenly switches to gospel huxter in English, `Words of Life Ministry` from Buford GA, as the jamming continues, also with some traditional pulsing. 

We`ve noted `Moderna` before, with a blurb on the Programming page, 
http://wrmi.net/index.php/programming/
identifying her as Yadira Escobar, but totally confused scheduling info. She promotes reconciliation across the Straits; tough, jam her anyway! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Dec 16 at 1905, 2157 chex, no signal on the WTWW-3 frequency, unlike yesterday afternoon (and nightmiddle) when it was Xmasmx. Nor is 9930 on, no `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`, but 9475 with deviant `QSO` show after 1900.

5085, UT Sun Dec 17 at 0204, Xmasmx, ``First Noel``, not organ now either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0230 UT December 17

Agenda DX 17/12/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Clube da Conquista, Brasile 3335 Khz (1952)
Radio Emisora Bolivia 4755 Khz (1966)
La Voz de la Peninsula, Ecuador 1530 Khz (1952)

sabato 16 dicembre 2017

Radio Nacional da Amazonia on 6180 on air

BRAZIL, 6180, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2125, 16-12, Brazilian songs, id. "Radio Nacional, Brasilia". 25432.
 
Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Log in Friol

Glenn Hauser logs December 15-16, 2017

** ARMENIA. 9910, Dec 16 at 1432, S Asian song at S8-S5, then talk in unID language. Aoki/NDXC shows TWR India, 300 kW, 100 degrees via Yerevan-Gavar, 1430-1445 Saturday in Haryanvi; weekdays in Hindi; Sundays in Mewadi. EiBi`s readme language list:
``HAR Haryanvi/Bangri/Harayanvi/Hariyanvi: India-Haryana (8m) [bgc]``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA. 4930, Dec 16 at 0046, JBA carrier, as VOA expansion to 24h service due to Zimbabwe appears still to be vigent; why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11762 approx., Dec 15 at 2108, no carrier but S9 signal of extremely distorted Brazuguese. So for a change, it`s not RHC as Mark Coady and I first guessed. Nor is it RHC`s style of a single plodding scripted M announcer, rather lively W&M interchanges, and they`re talking about Brasil, not Cuba. 

Therefore, it must be the RNA transmitter which is supposed to be on 11780, but totally out of whack --- nothing there as it has been active lately until 2200. The splatter field extends roughly 11740-11785. It is marginally more readable on the R75 in FM mode, and noise blanker also helps slightly. Much greater signal level than the other ZYs on 25m now, 11854.9 and 11934.9. RHC is not on yet, but by 2206 it has replaced RNA on 11760 with normal modulation in Spanish at S9+20. Will this happen again Dec 16? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15232, 15301, 15439, 15508, 15576, 15166, Dec 16 at 1420 and later, approx. spots of filthy spurblobs from 15370 RHC transmitter which sounds OK on fundamental. Yesterday I was hearing these during the following hour; and yesterday during the 1400 hour Wolfgang Büschel was monitoring RHC via remote SDR in NJ, without reporting any of them, but maybe not looking at the right frequencies. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.932, Dec 16 at 1426, JBA carrier, no doubt VOI currently on its upper-off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846.00, Dec 16 at 0656, very weak but steady carrier past 0700, not registering on the S-meter amid heavy 840 & 850 signals. Presumed R. Kiribati. I have not been seeing any routine loggings of this lately from the Victorians; so common that of no interest, or sporadically active? Nor from anyone deeper into North America like me (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-USB, Dec 16 at 0041, hard rock. Several logs of it as unID:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,39273.0.html
including SSTV images such as ``Nobody tells the truth``, and Chris Smolinski assumes it`s Pee Wee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1908 monitoring: not confirmed UT Sat Dec 16 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, altho a JBA carrier could be it (9265 WINB is VP, 9395 WRMI better, 9370 WWRB best). Not confirmed, Sat Dec 16 at 1531-1600 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB as scheduled, on the UTwente SDR, only S Asian music and talk from CRI East Turkistan. Next:
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1909?]

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

** U S A. 7490.080, Dec 15 at 2114, WBCQ is S7 to S9+10 during `Financial Survival` conspiracy theories. It`s the backup transmitter running 30 kW as we learn later, following a disastrous fire which destroyed the original WBCQ-1 transmitter on Dec 10. 

Allan Weiner was going to tell us all about it on his Friday night show, so I made a point of listening to it all on webcast, taking extensive notes, UT Saturday Dec 16 from 0100 on (7490). At 0040 check, 7489.80 itself was found to be a JBA carrier; 5130 not yet on but might have been better.

It`s a monologue by AW, with interjexions from others mostly off-mike in the studio. If this seem somewhat disjointed, I am presenting the info roughly in the order it came over.

Says this broadcast is on 7490 and 5130; with Angela, Scott and Timtron. AW is not feeling well, has had an atrial fibrillation [irregular heart rhythm] attack:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atrial_fibrillation
which hits him about three times a year. 

Disaster hit Sunday December 10, as it was snowing. Fire destroyed the #1 transmitter. There are five other transmitters, including the new #6 which is for 3265. One of the others is apparently a backup.

Last year`s fund drive with a goal of $500K raised only 4 or 5K$, but he`s grateful for that; paid part of the $6K cost for shipping the new transmitter from California.

He and the crew had just been rebuilding #1 the past three years. The renovation cost $50-80K. And it went back into service about 6 weeks ago, working fine. Originally a Harris MW-50, converted to a SW-50. Has very good efficiency of 90%, but a flaw. 

Surrounding the tubes running 22 kv is a fiberglass ducting plenum, dating from the original unit 40 years ago, so deteriorated. It caught fire. Last Sunday signed on at 5 pm as usual for Marion`s Attic; by 6 pm, it was burning as AW walked into the transmitter building; turned off the HV. Fiberglass is made of explosive resins, impossible to put out. Caused extensive devastation, debris all over the building which contains two other transmitters. 

Along with the atrial fibrillation, AW is on heart and blood pressure meds. This situation was not good for his conditions. 

The #2 transmitter is for 5130; #3 is the backup 30 kW for 7490, which was untouched and soon switched on to resume broadcasting.

Fortunately the building did not burn down, which it could have; it has three-quarter-inch plaster which deflects heat. The wiring, power supply, etc., are OK; just that there is soot over everything which must be cleaned up, as electricity and soot=carbon do not mix!

He has been unable to get insurance for WBCQ, since it`s ``at the end of nowhere`` and as an international broadcast station a ``terrorist target``. Has tried to get insurance for ten years.

[Merriam-Webster Definition of plenum. 1b: an air-filled space in a structure; especially: one that receives air from a blower for distribution (as in a ventilation system)]

Plenum is an air ducting system, from the main blower to cool the two main tubes. He thinks this happened in a flash, as the fibreglass, which has metallic fibers (?) within it, broke down. It had only been on air for an hour when the ducting ignited. The blower kept running, fanning the flames. 

He wants to replace this ASAP and needs to raise $20K to purchase another used SW transmitter. AW has one in mind, which apparently has already been converted from MW to bona fide SW, but will need further parts and work, and high shipping costs. 

Frequent plugs for gofundme or contribute via the WBCQ.com website. Even JL has contributed via gofundme!!

WBCQ is not making a profit; depends on unpaid volunteers. AW says he has not raised rates since starting in *1998! (despite inflation), charging anywhere from $10 to $60 an hour depending on the amount of time purchased. This is to accommodate free-speech clients who he knows could not afford higher rates.

The 3265 #5 [6?] transmitter has the same plenum problem, so that is being replaced with half-inch teflon. Still waiting for a major client for it. Anyone else running a Harris transmitter with fibreglass plenum should take note and replace it before they have such a fire! 

``Get this right, Glenn Hauser --- all the other transmitters are fine``. For this very reason, they are in two other buildings. (?? IF I did not get something right, it`s because no one tells me directly what`s happening.) 

A new SW transmitter from Ampegon or CCA would cost $300K to $500K, out of the question. WBCQ has always relied on used equipment, converted for SW.

The replacement transmitter is of a different shape than the burned one; the building walls will have to be modified so it will fit, but this is doable. 

Most work will be volunteer, but will pay a crew to clean up the building. Temp is now 4 degrees, minus wind chill. Not much work can be done until spring, but plans to have the new rig going by mid-summer, better than ever. 

This was a chemical problem that no one foresaw. Harris cut corners by using fibreglass. ``Harris built a time-bomb``.

I was wondering if Allan would ever say anything about the 9330 transmitter, and why we can`t hear it. He does say it`s #4 in another building, and unaffected by the fire.

It`s now past 0200 when he starts to reply to e-mail, acknowledge some contributors. His benedixion starts at 0217 as the show is almost over.

Of course, we wish Allan and everyone at WBCQ the best, and good luck in carrying through on getting back to 50 kW on 7490.

John Carver, mid-north Indiana, sends his report on this same broadcast:

``Tonight's show started on time this evening. Listening on 5130 as 7490 was plagued with long, deep fades and coming in with the high point in the swing being S5. 5130 is not great this evening at S5-S7 but the fades don't seem to be as bad here. 

Allan opened the show with the news of the 7490 transmitter fire. Angela, Dr. Becker and TimTron were in the studio with him. Allan is not feeling well, suffering effects of stress and the smoke from the fire. At 0108 the noise came up making it hard to copy. Allan said he was having some heart problems from the stress, smoke and not being able to breathe in the transmitter building while putting out the fire. Lots of details about the fire and the clean up. 

It sounds like they're still running with one mic in the studio this week. Understandable with all that's been going on since last week's program. No insurance on the station as Allan states that the insurance companies consider the station to be a terrorist target. 

Has started a Go Fund Me page to raise money to buy another transmitter. Has another transmitter in mind if they can raise the money. Transmitter would be shipped to a warehouse in Presque Isle and converted there and then moved to the station probably in the spring. 

Transmitter for 3265 is being torn down and the fiberglass air ducting is being removed as this is what caused the two previous fires in the 7490 transmitter and the 3265 transmitter has the same fiberglass ducting in it. 

Wants to raise at least twenty thousand dollars to defray the costs of another transmitter. New transmitter would cost three hundred thousand dollars. 

No damage to the transmitter buildings or any of the wiring or other equipment contained there. Losing large hunks of the conversation in the fades. Signal has dropped to S5 and less now. As usual 5130 transmitter shuts down at 0202 right in the middle of a sentence. I know they're having all sorts of problems at the station but they really should fix that and leave 5130 on till the end of the program. John`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11530, Dec 16 at 0652, WRMI with Brother Scare singing at S9+20, about equal to // 11580; so Radio Herwa International likely to ensue at 0700, and probably R. Biafra presued until 0530. There are extreme variations in reception of these in the nightmiddle, often JBA carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775.017, Dec 15 at 1911, KVOH Spanish sermon is S9+20 and somewhat suptorted, but closer to frequency than last few days. Perhaps they saw my measurements of +150 Hz or so. No spur field detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Dec 15 at 1917, WTWW-3 reactivated after several months! I bandscan past here just about every day and nothing until now. It`s S9+20 with ``Wish Upon a Star``, not exactly Xmasmx, but at 1920, KI4OSH from Fairview TN utters Xmas wishes, then to Armed Forces too; Ted ad for Icom transceivers, 1923 ``All Xmasmx all the time from WTWW``. Modulation is somewhat distorted, a pity for a music service, and carrier wobbles with BFO on. 2107 recheck, still on but faded drastically to S5-S7. More hams are making recorded Xmas greetings.

12105 was originally dedicated to ``Bible Worldwide` in a few strange languages such as Yoruba, but now there is reason to add it to my caradio BSR-1 memories in order to keep track of it. Xmasmx is the stuff Ted has been running on 5085 at night, and one would expect the same on WTWW-2`s day frequency 9930, but not.

The only other user of 12105, per NDXC/Aoki is RFA Burmese via Tinian at 1230-1430. As far as FCC is concerned, WTWW may use 12105 any time between 1400 and 0600 during B-17. See the schedule at
https://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/neg/hf_web/B17FCC01.TXT
which among many other versions of B-17 info can be reached via
http://www.worldofradio.com

VP carrier still on 12105 at 0044 and 0053 Dec 16, but can`t hear any music or other modulation. Guess what: next check at 0651, I still get a JBA carrier, exciter? then Xmasmx about Santa Claus blasts on at S9 for a few seconds, and gone again. At 1359 Dec 16, the JBA carrier is presumably Tinian, tho FCC allows for a 30-minute overlap.

When was 12105 last logged from WTWW? April 2017, per the MARE Log Summary issued in late September. Searching my logs, I last had 12105 with dead air on May 13 and 16, no signal on May 20, 2017. IIRC, the Bibling had ceased quite a while before then. 

The #3 transmitter is a different model than the others, and we concluded that when it broke, Ted couldn`t fix it. Or course the current 12105 activity could be from #2 transmitter, since it`s not on 5085 or 9930 when we are hearing 12105. 9475 is running as usual with SFAW. Only if we ever hear three WTWW frequencies at once, shall we know that all transmitters are operational (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1840 UT December 16

Media & Tech - 16/12/2017

Marconi Radio International on air

ITALY, 7720 USB, Marconi Radio International, *1430- 1514, 16-12, English, Italian, songs, radio news, Italian. Extremely weak.

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Log in Friol, Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #350

Hello 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 on the planet.

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm

and at

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

but without supporting images.

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

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

https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm .

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#350 Issued Saturday December 16, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSSN) were 72.4 71.7 71.2.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

This was the 3rd day in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

In 2017 there had been 98 days with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

Unofficially there had been 1 as of yet unnumbered sunspot group located near N15E22.

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

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 16, 2017- steady state
Steady state means neither improving nor deteriorating.

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 17, 2017- deteriorating

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

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

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

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

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

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 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.

Propagation de K7RA


ZCZC AP49
QST de W1AW  
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 49  ARLP049
>From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  December 15, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB PROP ARL ARLP049
ARLP049 Propagation de K7RA

Over the past reporting week (December 7-13) we saw three days with
zero sunspots (December 8, 9 and 13). Compared to the previous seven
days, average daily sunspot number more than doubled to 6.9 and
average daily solar flux increased from 69.6 to 71.

One new sunspot group (2691) emerged on December 10 with one spot,
which increased to three over the next two days, but by December 13
it had all disappeared. You can see it at,
http://www.solarham.net/regions/2691.htm .

According to Spaceweather.com as of Thursday, December 14, for all
of 2017 so far 27% of all days have had no visible sunspots.  They
say the blank Sun count for 2016 was 9%. They show the count for
2009 at 71%.

Current sunspot and solar flux numbers are low enough that coverage
for local 75 and 80 meter nets suffers, because they are too low to
reflect back high angle radiation at 3.5-4 MHz.

Geomagnetic numbers were low, with average planetary A index
declining from 11.6 to 7.4, and mid-latitude A index from 8.1 to
5.6.

The latest forecast from USAF and NOAA shows solar flux at 72 on
December 15-17, 75 on December 18-21, 74 on December 22-23, 72 on
December 24-26, 70 on December 27 through January 5, 72 on January
6-8, 74 on January 9-19, 72 on January 20-22, and 70 on January
23-28.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on December 15-16, then 12, 20, 18,
10 and 8 on December 17-21, 5 on December 22-26, 12 and 8 on
December 27-28, 5 on December 29-30, then 10, 26, 14 and 10 on
December 31 through January 3, 5 on January 4-6, then 14, 16, 14 and
8 on January 7-10, 5 on January 11-12, then 8, 25, 10, 8 and 8 on
January 13-17, 5 on January 18-22, then 12 and 8 on January 23-24, 5
on January 25-26 and 10 and 26 on January 27-28.

The above predictions are updated daily, usually after 2115-2130z,
and are located at, ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/forecasts/45DF/ .

F.K. Janda, OK1HH sent his geomagnetic activity forecast for the
period December 15 to January 10, 2017:

"Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on December 23-24, 26, January 5-6,
Mostly quiet on December 16, 25, January 4,
Quiet to unsettled on December 15, 17, 30, January 7-8
Quiet to active on December 20-22, 27-29, 31, January 3, 9
Active to disturbed on December 18-19, January 1-2, 10

"Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on
December (17,) 18-22, (24-25, 30-31,) January 1-3, (4,) 5-7, (8)

"Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement."

A pretty good post about aurora appeared in an adult Scouting blog
at, https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/12/12/northern-lights/ .
It showed nice images of aurora too, although it is important to
keep in mind that the most beautiful and dramatic images are
captured using long exposure times.

This post makes a common error when it says, "The Sun cycles in
about 11 years of increased sunspots," when actually the period of
increased sunspots is somewhere in the middle of this period. Eleven
years is the approximate total length of a typical solar cycle,
which may vary from 9 to 14 years, from one solar minimum to the
next.

English usage nitpick: Instead of "and can hurdle solar particles
toward Earth," I think the word the author had in mind was "hurtle."
They sound mostly the same, so are often confused, according to
http://grammarist.com/spelling/hurdle-hurtle/

The post contains a very useful link to a frequently updated
forecast of aurora at,
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast .

Reports from last weekend's ARRL 10-Meter Contest indicate terrible
conditions. I operated briefly on Saturday, hearing nothing but
local area CW signals, no phone.

Checking the ARRL contest soapbox at,
http://www.arrl.org/contests/soapbox indicates nobody used a dupe
sheet or duplicate checking program because activity was so low,
they didn't need one.

KE2SX in North Carolina (FM05sw) commented that he worked only 6
"very local stations" over the whole weekend, all in his state so
there was only a single multiplier, his own state.

K2AF reported from New Jersey (FN20nu) that this is his favorite
contest, but "This year, I am hoping that I got both station's calls
right so that I don't end up with a negative score."

The latest space weather news from Dr. Tamitha Skov:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY0l83t1VL0

JT8 (the latest mode from K1JT) seems to have taken the amateur
radio service by storm in recent months, with an amazing rate of
acceptance due to its weak signal capabilities and easy
implementation.

But check out this blog post from NW7US regarding the Olivia mode,
which facilitates actual conversations via weak signals:

http://bit.ly/2kuX7aS

NW7US is a propagation expert who among other things writes and
edits the monthly CQ Magazine Propagation column.

If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,
email the author at k7...@arrl.net.

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service web page at,
http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of
numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.

An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for December 7-13, 2017 were 11, 0, 0, 11, 13, 13,
and 0, with a mean of 6.9. 10.7 cm flux was 67.9, 69.9, 71.1, 72,
72.3, 71.4, and 72.1, with a mean of 71. Estimated planetary A
indices were 10, 5, 4, 3, 10, 13, and 7, with a mean of 7.4.
Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 9, 4, 3, 2, 8, 9, and 4, with
a mean of 5.6.
NNNN
/EX

Radio Caroline North returns this weekend

Radio Caroline North returns this weekend for our final broadcast of 2017.

We'll be broadcasting live from our historic radio ship Ross Revenge on the River Blackwater online here, and on 1368AM courtesy of Manx Radio.


Your emails are always welcome at memories@radiocaroline.co.uk

FRS Holland con air Sunday December 17

FRS' traditional Seasonal broadcast will be aired on Sunday December 17th. This year’s broadcast will be aired between 08:30- 13:30 UTC. Frequencies will be 7700 //9300 kHz. Our seasonal programmes will be presented by Jan van Dijk, Roger Davis, Bert van Leer, Dave Scott & Peter Verbruggen. The music of your life, radio related items, FRS goes DX (radio news) and much much more…all in a pleasant Christmas mood.


FRS-HOLLAND Schedule for Sunday December 17th 2017

Programme Schedule

0830 UTC
Non-stop music

0852 UTC
Station-opening: ID's & Theme tune

0902 UTC
FRS Magazine- Peter Verbruggen with the best music from the past 
decades.Inclusing the Day Calendar for December 27th.

1000 UTC
German Show- Jan van Dijk. 

1045 UTC
Dave Scott's Radiowaves featuring classic rock.

1130 UTC
FRS Goes Dxmas - Peter Verbruggen with News from around the World & SW news

1200 UTC
Musical Express- Bert van Leer

1245 UTC
FRS Golden Show - Roger Davis plays the best from the 60s/70s

1330 UTC
Close down

Streaming
Choosing for ‘the best of both worlds’ FRSH goes for broadcasting on shortwave in good old AM and digital high quality web streaming. Four foremost priority is and remains broadcasting on short wave but the streams offer a good opportunity for those who cannot hear us on SW or would like to listen in perfect auudio quality. You can make your choice out of no less than three streams:

Streaming service

1
http://nednl.net:8000/frsh.m3u
Sunday December 17th
15:00- 19:30 UTC/ 16:00- 20:30 CET

2
http://nednl.net:8000/frsh.m3u
Sunday December 24th
15:00- 19:30 UTC/ 16:00- 20:30 CET

3
http://laut.fm/jukebox
Saturday Dec. 23rd
07:00- 12:00 UTC/ 08:00- 13:00 CET

4
http://laut.fm/jukebox
Wednesday Dec. 27th
14:00- 19:00 UTC/ 15:00- 20:00 CET

5
http://laut.fm/jukebox
Sunday December 31st 
17:00- 22:00 UTC/ 18:00- 23:00 CET

6
http://laut.fm/fmk-radio*
Sunday December 25th
12:00- 17:00 UTC/ 13:00- 18:00 CET

7
http://laut.fm/fmk-radio*
Boxing Day Dec. 26th
12:00- 17:00 UTC/ 13:00- 18:00 CET

*This stream is being used fort he first time; it’s a second Laut.fm test stream.

Repeat
Most likely there will be a repeat on Christmas Eve Sunday December 24th. However: time & frequencies will be decided in the days following the 17th. Watch the website! Possibly 48 metres will then be used replacing either 7700 or 9300 kHz. 

We wish you good listening!!

Christmas Eve Mass from the Vatican on SW

According to the Vatican Radio website, the mass will be broadcast on SW starting at 20:20 UTC with different language commentaries as follows:

Portuguese for Africa on 13765 kHz
French for Africa on 6080 kHz
English for Africa on 7275 kHz
Chinese for Asia on 6185 kHz

(Richard Langley via dxld yg)

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 16/12/2017

Propagation outlook from PIG

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period December 15 - January 10, 2017

Geomagnetic field will be:
quiet on December 23 - 24, 26, January 5 - 6,
mostly quiet on December 16, 25, January 4,
quiet to unsettled on December 15, 17, 30, January 7 - 8
quiet to active on December 20 - 22, 27 - 29, 31, January 3, 9
active to disturbed on December 18 - 19, January 1 - 2, 10

Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected
on December (17,) 18 - 22, (24 - 25, 30 - 31,) January 1 - 3, (4,)
5 - 7, (8)

Remark:
- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.

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

From Isle of Music, Melting Pot Dec 17-23

** U S A [and non]. From the Isle of Music, December 17-23:

This week, our special guest is Cuban rock artist and producer David Blanco. We will listen to tracks from some of his albums plus an epic 18 minute jam from Anima Mundi, this year's Cubadisco winner in Rock.

Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:

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 100 kW, Sunday 1500-1600 UT on SpaceLine, 9400, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)

2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 UT on WBCQ, 7490 from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9 PM EST in the US)

3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UT and Saturday 1200-1300 UT on Channel 292, 6070 from Rohrbach, Germany.

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, December 17 --- Brazilian Jazz, Part 1

Episode 41 of Uncle Bill's Melting Pot will be dedicated to some beautiful Brazilian Jazz. We'll revisit this theme a few times over the next year.

Sunday, December 17, 2300-2330 UT (6:00-6:30 PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 shortwave from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

Thanks for all you do for radio! (William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC, Dec 13, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Agenda DX 16/12/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
C.O.C.O., Cuba 980 Khz (1933)
CJXX, Alberta, Canada 840 Khz (1979)
Radio Bangladesh 4880 Khz (1939)
Sri Lanka BC 11805 Khz (1925)
Radio Juticalpa 4790 Khz (1962)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa Nazionale in Bahrain

venerdì 15 dicembre 2017

Shortwave Radiogram, 16-17 Dec: five modes


The main of edition of Shortwave Radiogram this weekend will include the usual MFSK32, plus 8PSK-125FL, 8PSK-250FL, and 8PSK-500F. The 8PSK-500F will be transmitted with the help of Flamp, a companion software to the Fldigi decoder.

Anticipating poor reception most places during this half hour, the Sunday 2330-2400 UTC show on 11580 kHz will be entirely in the very slow Olivia 128-2000 mode.

Details and schedule:

http://swradiogram.net/post/168569845272/shortwave-radiogram-16-17-december-2017

Decoding can be accomplished with an  inexpensive shortwave portable and a low-end PC, using the free Fldigi software.

(Kim Elliott via dxld yg)

Propagation News – 17 December 2017

Last week, the solar flux index nudged into the low 70s, although the Sun remained spotless. The enhanced solar wind from a coronal hole pushed the K-index to four, and it remained around three for long periods during the week. So these were far from ideal conditions for F2 layer DX on the higher bands, but there were good openings to be had.


Last weekend’s ARRL 10 metre contest benefited from some extended sporadic E openings around Europe. The openings were possibly caused by strong jet stream activity over central and northern Europe. This is a reminder that it is worth checking 10 metres now and again to see if the band is open. Others have reported good mid to late-afternoon openings on 40 metres, with Australasia and the Pacific being worked at times. This is classic mid-winter propagation and it is worth looking out for.


Next week NOAA predicts the solar flux index will remain in the low to mid-70s. Another Earth-facing coronal hole on the Sun’s equator on Thursday will no doubt result in a high-speed solar wind stream. NOAA predicts this has the potential to push the K-index up to five this weekend and Monday, with the possibility of depressed maximum usable frequencies and auroral conditions. The K-index may settle again from Tuesday onwards. So the best advice is to concentrate on the long winter nights, with 40m possibly opening up from late afternoon and the potential for DX on 160, 80 and 40m through the night and at sunrise.


VHF and up:


After a cold end to the week, there will be a marked change as high pressure returns across the southern half of Britain during this weekend. Much of the country will have good conditions and the chance of fairly widespread tropo at times during next week. The models are in agreement in developing a large high over Biscay, which could go on to produce lift conditions over the southern half of the UK and much of the continent. Windier conditions over northern areas will limit the tropo activity over Scotland, but even here some enhancement of conditions is possible at times.


With the Geminids shower peak now over, we revert to more normal meteor scatter conditions until the January Quadrantids, with early mornings continuing to be the best time for making QSOs.


With Moon apogee and minimum declination on Tuesday, EME opportunities will be short and path losses high, so maybe it’s a good week to make some pre-Christmas QSOs using the various artificial satellites at our disposal.

Media & Tech - 15/12/2017

Glenn Hauser logs December 14-15, 2017

** BRAZIL. 9664.404, Dec 15 at 0714, Voz Missionária with whistling, ID? Has been fairly stable lately around this off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7415, Dec 15 at 1537, Firedragon jamming is S9 vs inaudible target, RFA Chinese via Tinian at 15-19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Dec 15 at 0707, R. Rebelde is S9 but music is just barely modulated (JBM). Something is always wrong at RadioCuba. Wiggle that patchcord! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15438, Dec 15 at 1526, extremely distorted spurblob from RHC 15370 which is S9+30, no specific carrier to measure, so I go looking for more at 67-68 kHz intervals, approx.: 15302 at S9+10; weaker 15235 causing ACI to intentional other RHC channel 15230; also circa 15167, 15100, 15504. Another further could be light QRM to Trenton 15034-USB. Somethings are always wrong at Radio Habana Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Dec 15 at 1531, CRI English relay is S9+20 but overmodulated/distorted instead of usual undermodulation. Trying too hard? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15700, Dec 14 at 2040, S9+20 open carrier. I`m quite sure it`s VOA Greenville-B, warming up for the only-one-hour 2100 broadcast on 15580, which usually is done on nearby 15570 to avoid overlapping with Botswana on 15580 until 2100, but not now. 15700 cuts off at 2048* and I immediately retune to 15570 where the same level OC is now running there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1908 monitoring: confirmed Thursday December 14 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850, S9+20; carrier did not come on until *2228.5. Not confirmed UT Fri Dec 15 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, tho there may be an imagination-level JJBA carrier at times (neighbor 9265 WINB is very poor now too). Next:
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1909?]

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

** U S A. 9455, Dec 15 at 0710, WRMI-5 is back on the air, S9+10 with Oldies // 9395. 9455 had been AWOL since at least 1054 Dec 13 when first noticed. Still on at 1428 with `The Power Hour`; 1520 back to Oldies // 9395 & >> 7780, as TPH replay only lasts two hours now at 13-15 weekdays. It would make more sense for the replay of Friday afternoon to go out on Saturday morning rather than Monday; unsure which without checking yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775.149, Dec 15 at 1521, KVOH is S9+30 and distorted in Spanish, but no spur field audible, still off-frequency like Dec 13 at same time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1700, Dec 15 at 1422 UT, dead air from stronger station, presumably KKLF Richardson TX, DF seems to fit, while English talk audible from understation, presumably KBGG Des Moines IA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1500+, Dec 15 at 1416 UT, het on the plus side to KSTP, roughly NNW/SSE. Doubt it`s my closest KJIM Sherman, often audible and on-frequency; there are three other Texans, closest to the bearing being KANI Wharton; or from LA, KCLF New Roads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1710, Dec 15 at 0724 UT, music is JBA but S9 on the meter, sounds like pop and then English? announcer. In that case probably not Retén lo que Tienes, Baton Rouge pirate which typically aired screaming gospel huxter in Spanish, not heard for some weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1736 UT December 15

SWLDXBulgaria News, December 15

ARMENIA(non)    Good signal of TWR India via Yerevan on Dec.15:
1300-1315 on  9745 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Sat
1435-1450 on  9745 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/good-signal-of-twr-india-via-yerevan-on.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Deutsche Welle via MBR Nauen, Dec.15
0630-0700 on  9830 NAU 250 kW / 185 deg to WeAf Hausa, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-deutsche-welle-via-mbr_15.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of BBBroadcasting via MBR Nauen on Dec.15:
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Urdu Fri, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-bbbroadcasting-via-mbr.html

GUINEA   Reception of Radio Guinée Conakry and Voice of Korea on Dec.15
0642&0730 on  9650*CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French R.Guinée Conakry
*0730-1320 on 9650 KUJ 200 kW / 109 deg to JPN  Japanese Voice of Korea
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-guinee-conakry-and-voice-of-korea_15.html

INDIA   Very odd frequency of All India Radio on Dec.15
1515-1530 on  7555.7 DEL 100 kW / 065 deg to SoAs Hindi
1530-1600 on  7555.7 DEL 100 kW / 065 deg to SoAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/very-odd-frequency-of-all-india-radio.html

INDONESIA   Fair signal of Voice of Indonesia on Dec.15
1300-1400 on  9526 JAK 250 kW / 010 deg to EaAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-signal-of-voice-of-indonesia-on.html

KUWAIT   Reception of MOI Radio Kuwait General Service on Dec.15:
0500-0900 on 15515 KBD 250 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Arabic, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-moi-radio-kuwait-general.html

NETHERLANDS   Free Radio Service Holland will be on air on Dec.17:
0830-1330 on 7700 and 9300 kHz with traditional Seasonal broadcast
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/free-radio-service-holland-will-be-on.html

NEW ZEALAND   Upcoming frequency change of Radio New Zealand Pacific, Dec.16
1259-1650 NF  7390 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to Pac  English AM mode Dly, ex 7430
1651-1758 NF  7390 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to Pac  English AM mode Sat, ex 7430
or alternative frequency of Radio New Zealand Pacific effective from Dec.16:
1259-1650 NF  7320*RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to Pac  English AM mode Dly, ex 7430
1651-1758 NF  7320*RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to Pac  English AM mode Sat, ex 7430
*strong co-ch 7320 ERV 300 kW / 280 deg to WeAs Kurdish BRB Denge Kurdistan!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/upcoming-frequency-change-of-radio-new.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E11 Oblique in 9MHz, Dec.15:
0710-0713 on  9130 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-9mhz-dec15.html

NUMBERS STATION   Weak signal of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 in 9MHz, Dec.15
0655-0750 on  9330 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0755-0850 on  9065 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/weak-signal-of-cuban-spy-numbers-hm01.html

NUMBERS STATION   Poor signal of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb, Dec.15
0930-0936 on 11780 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/poor-signal-of-s06s-russian-lady-in.html

OMAN   Weak signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman, Dec.15:
0400-1000 on 13600 THU 100 kW / 220 deg to EaAf Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/weak-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman.html

PALAU(non)   Reception of BRB Radio Que Me via T8WH Angel 3, Dec.15:
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-brb-radio-que-me-via-t8wh_15.html

PHILIPPINES   Reception of FEBC Radio Manila in 31mb, Dec.15:
1000-1400 on  9400 IBA 100 kW / 330 deg to EaAs Chinese, good
1400-1600 on  9345 IBA 100 kW / 330 deg to EaAs Chinese
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-febc-radio-manila-in-31mb.html

SAUDI ARABIA   Reception of BSKSA Radio Riyadh Holy Quran on Dec.15
0300-1000 on  9715 RIY 100 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-bsksa-radio-riyadh-holy_15.html

SOUTH KOREA   Good signal of KBS World Radio on Dec.15
0900-1000 on 15160 KIM 250 kW / 290 deg to N/ME Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-kbs-world-radio-on-dec15.html

THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service, Dec.15:
1000-1100 on 17630 UDO 250 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Thai, fair to good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-hsk9-radio-thailand-world_15.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Frequency change of Radio Free North Korea from Dec.15
1200-1300 NF  9345 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, fair/good, ex 9470
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/frequency-change-of-radio-free-north.html

VATICAN(non)   Radio Veritas Asia via SM di Galria, Dec.15
1430-1457 on 11630*SMG 250 kW / 089 deg to SoAs Urdu, good
* with QRM 11629.8 KBD 250 kW / 230 deg to CeAf Holy Quran Radio Kuwait
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-veritas-asia-via-sm-di-galria.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