giovedì 23 novembre 2017

Agenda DX 23/11/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina 1390 Khz (1923)
Union Radio 840, Venezuela (1983)
Armonias del Caqueta, Colombia 4915 Khz (1982)
Radio Simbu, Papua Nuova Guinea 3355 Khz (1972)
BRT, Belgio 1512 Khz (1923)
KSRV, Oregon 1380 Khz (1946)

mercoledì 22 novembre 2017

Media & Tech - 22/11/2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 22, 2017


** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 22 at 0533, WRMI with R. Biafra, VG S9+20 back to OK, and how well to Nigeria?? Another devotional/prayer in English, something about ``Radio Biafra, dedicated to Jesus Christ, amen``. // 7240 via FRANCE is JBA as usual; still I try to determine the delay because they are not synchronized; as music and talk alternate on 11530, sometimes the opposite is audible on 7240. At 0557, 11530 goes to WRMI music fill, and 7240 goes to dead air. (But that`s not all on 11530 now! See NIGERIA [non].)

Thorsten Hallmann, Germany, replies to my last report: ``No such sound noted on 9580 Nov 20 or 21. But "Anambra State elexion [...] legitimate" is also the only content I could make out (except frequency announcements and announcements stressing the station was broadcasting from London, slowly read) on Nov 20. Maybe that's the main point of these broadcasts.``

To which Kai Ludwig, Germany, replies: ``Or at least what prompted this project. The publications from the Igbo side are also completely swamped with "Anambra State elexion illegitimate, everyone stayed home", etc., etc.

Must be something of big significance for those in Nigeria, while no one outside takes notice at all. At least not a single hit on the BBC websites.

But instead I found something related to the fact that all these media activities use the universal language BSE (bad simple English):

"Nkem wants to know why he was never taught Igbo as a child and why the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, has warned that Igbo faces extinction in the next fifty years." Kai Ludwig`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5980, Nov 22 at 1228, R. Martí music with no jamming; while 6030 at same time has wall-of-noise jamming against nothing, since the second RM frequency this hour is: 7435, good over jamming at 1245 with béisbol news. The incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command still hasn`t synchronized with the true schedule of RM, which is no secret and not subject to any anti-jamming abrupt shifts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Nov 22 at 1401, FG Radio`s ``Travel Gazette`` via WRMI, once AGAIN replaying the old-old episode heard countless times before (since April?), the earnest announcer talking about all the big news ``this week``! Such as banning laptops on airlines, crime in the Caribbean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 7555.657, Nov 22 at 1242, S8-S5 carrier, JB modulated? This is AIR`s always-way-off-frequency and variable Delhi transmitter often logged by Ron Howard, during Tibetan service, but apparently escaping ChiCom jamming unlike its // 9575 & 11620 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11780v, Nov 22 at 1411, song amid humroar on transmitter. EiBi and Aoki show it must be this: AIR Khampur site in Sinhala to Sri Lanka at 1300-1500. I suppose sporadically low-power reactivated RNA BRAZIL could be under there too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9500, Nov 22 at 1253, VIRI piano IS, brief announcement, NA, 1254 Qur`an, poor S8-S5 with flutter. It`s opening a sesquihour in Urdu via Sirjan site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non]. 9749.812, Nov 22 at 1256, someone is way off-frequency here, VP with weaker het from 9750.0. Aoki and EiBi show three ``9750`` occupants at this time: Kuwait, R. Japan and PBS Nei Menggu, China. Ivo Ivanov had the answer:

``Good signal of MOI Radio Kuwait General Service in AM mode on Nov 2
1100-1600  9749.8*KBD 250 kW / 286 deg NEAf Arabic Gen Sce, instead of
1015-1600 11629.8 KBD 250 kW / 230 deg CeAf Arabic Holy Quran on Nov 1
*1100-1500 9750.0 YAM 300 kW / 290 deg EaAs Japanese R Japan NHK World`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 4146-USB, Nov 22 at 1239, very weak marine weather in English, single digits frequently mentioned. EiBi shows it`s ZLM, Taupo Maritime Radio, at 1233-1305 among several other broadcasts. Frequency is shared with VMT Hobart Radio Wx, Australia: our best chance for that is 0903-0918. Also shared with two Uruguayan stations, should one hear Spanish, and some of those times overlap (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 6089.943, Nov 22 at 0536, carrier at S9-S7, seems dead air or maybe JB modulated from FRCN Kaduna. Still so at 0555. At least there is not enough modulation to rate it as distorted. Wolfgang Büschel had last reported good mod (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, after hearing R. Biafra via WRMI again until 0557 Nov 22, I assumed it went off as usual, but rechecked at 0649, Brother Scare is S9+10/20 on 11530, slightly better than // 11580 at S9 to S9+10, and // 9955, 7780, 7570, 5850 too. What`s next?

11530, Nov 22 at 0700, WRMI in another language, soon obviously Hausa as mentioned, and Nigeria, ID as ``Radio --- something --- International``; news about Zimbabwe. Nothing on 7240 audible now but 11530 is peaking to S9+30! 0706 music; 0708 horn fanfare and IDs again, name sounds like Harao, or Harowai. Schedule announcement mentions kHz twice so there is probably another frequency. Unlike Biafra, this is heavily produced with continuous music, either songs alone or quite a variety of African music behind the talk, most of which is also infected with reverb. Not a word of English on this one either. Next mention sounds like Eherowah. One Hausa word is frequently uttered thrice, ``tara``. 

So WRMI has more COTB business (WRTH parlance: Clandestine and Other Target Broadcasts). This must be a brand-new one as the name is not anything familiar. Don`t know how long this transmission is, as I need to QRT! Brother Scare must have just been filling the hour in between. 

Reawakening, I find Ivo Ivanov already has this info on it as of 0828:
``New transmission to Nigeria: Radio Inherua International, Nov 22:``
0700-0730 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg WeAf Hausa/Kanuri WRMI tx10, poor
0700-0730 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg WeAf Hausa/Kanuri TDF, very good:
Videos later today``

Google search gets only one significant hit on the name, i.e. Ivo`s YouTube where 13710 is much better than 11530:

Both morning frequencies are also in Aoki as Radio Inherua International starting today, but I wonder how either of them can be sure of the name, as there are no other significant hits on it? Would it also have an evening broadcast? None in Aoki.

Let`s try Google translate: no Kanuri, but from Hausa it means ``Inherited``. And tara means nine.

Guess what: on a WRMI server, the name is spelt: RADIO HERWA. But Google can`t translate that.

Searching on Radio Herwa gets nowhere (until it reaches this very post) but the word Herwa leads to something likely related since it`s about Nigeria and explains the Kanuri connexion:

``Countering extremism in Kawar Maila
Supporting women’s leadership in promoting rights, peace and human security
Reducing stigma against those affected by Boko Haram
Supporting vulnerable communities and conflict-sensitive reintegration in northeast Nigeria`` and further linx to own website in English:
Nothing mentioned yet about radio among their ``projects``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 13, 13-2, OETA OKLA subchannel like all PBS stations faced with the abrupt cancellation like a hot potato of Charlie Rose (OMG; who`s next??), scrambles to fill his time: Nov 21 at 0400, and 1800 UT, it`s another repeat of `Antiques Road Show`; but Nov 22 at 0400, Tavis Smiley instead, and OETA Cherokee produxion `OSIYO` at 0430; but Tavis Smiley again at 0500 UT! A different episode? The latter with Salman Rushdie. 

The OETA online and onscreen skeds hadn`t kept up, planned many weeks in advance. Finally on Nov 22, website shows Tavis not only at 1730 UT but again at 1800, and 1830 a repeat of `Market to Market`. For 0400-0530 UT Nov 23: Tavis, Market to Market, and more Tavis.

Hope PBS come up with another, untainted ``Charlie Rose`` for in-depth hourlong discussions, which we often benefited from, politix, arts, sciences, not including those with rappers and actors we never heard of. Parts or all of the CR hour were often done by substitutes, so there is no shortage of good interviewers ``at some other table``.

Come to think of it, did Charlie`s topix in the last weeks ever deal with sexual predation by his predecessors? Not that I recall (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 22 at 1247, JBA carrier already detectable from R. Hargeisa, about 2 hours before its sunset at 1439, so plenty long path propagation already (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9390, Nov 22 at 1249, HSK9 Radio Thailand with good newscast in English, about North Korea; Aussie has to resign from Senate after discovering is a British citizen, not allowed even if dual; fair with flutter, and LSB necessary to escape 9390 WRMI (another English this semihour from 1230, Bangladesh on 15105, is not making it here unlike further east) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035, Nov 22 at 1405 and later, no signal, not even a JBA carrier from VOT in English. Propagation seems OK with lots of other signals on band. Either off, or more likely another error running on wrong frequency. No schedule handy to look around for it, but checking EiBi later, sked until 1330 was 15270 in German, a likely candidate probably on same antenna; also 11965 in Turkmen. After 1400 other languages on 15390, 13685, 11815, 9410 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: confirmed the Wed Nov 22 at 1030 on WRMI, when I happen to awaken at 1056, S9+10 on 9455, S9+20/30 on 5850. Also confirmed Wed Nov 22 at 1415 on WRMI 9955, fair with no jamming, but the usual ACI problems. Next:
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  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 [or #1906?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Nov 22 at 0651 check, WWCR-4 continues to be off the air, no BS here; 9980 also AWOL at 1403 Nov 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9309.6-LSB, Nov 22 at 0655, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, very weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1710 UT November 22

SWLDXBulgaria News, November 22

AUSTRALIA   Good signal of Reach Beyond Australia on Nov.22
1100-1115 on 15575 KNX 100 kW / 315 deg to SEAs Tibetan Mon/Wed
1115-1130 on 15575 KNX 100 kW / 315 deg to SEAs English Mon-Wed/Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-reach-beyond-australia_22.html

FRANCE   Good signal of Radio France International, Nov.22
0600-0700 on  9735 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-radio-france_22.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via MBR Issoudun on Nov.22:
0800-1000 on 15290 ISS 500 kw / 190 deg to WCAf Japanese, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-mbr-issoudun.html

GUAM   Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, Nov.22
1030-1100 on 11905 TWR 200 kW / 305 deg to EaAs Chinese
1058-1113 on  9975 TWR 200 kW / 315 deg to EaAs Chinese
1115-1130 on 12120 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Cantonese
1130-1145 on 12120 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Hakka
1145-1200 on 12120 TWR 200 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of Radio Kuwait General Service on Nov.22
0500-0900 on 15515 KBD 250 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Arabic AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/11/good-signal-of-radio-kuwait-general_22.html

NIGERIA(non)   New clandestine to Nigeria - Radio Inheruya International, Nov.22
0700-0730 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri via WRMI tx10, poor
0700-0730 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri via TDF, fair/good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/new-clandestine-to-nigeria-radio.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 25mb, Nov.22
0640-0643 on 11450 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-25mb-nov22.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb on Nov.22
0830-0836 on 11535 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair
0840-0846 on 11830 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-25mb_22.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E11 Oblique in 31mb, Nov.22
0900-0903 on  9446 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/11/good-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-31mb-nov22.html

NUMBERS STATION   Weak signal of E11 Oblique in 41mb, Nov.22
1205-1208 on  7317 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/weak-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-41mb-nov22.html

SOUTH KOREA   Good signal of KBS World Radio on Nov.22
0900-1000 on 15160 KIM 250 kW / 290 deg to N/ME Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/11/good-signal-of-kbs-world-radio-on-nov22.html

THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service, Nov.22
1000-1100 on 17630 UDO 250 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Thai, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-hsk9-radio-thailand-world_22.html

USA   Unscheduled broadcast of Brother HySTAIRical via WRMI tx#10, Nov.22
between Radio Biafra 0500-0600 and Radio Inheruya International 0700-0730
0600-0700 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf English, poor/weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/unscheduled-broadcast-of-brother.html

USA(non)   Fair/weak signal of extended broadcast of Voice of America, Nov.22
0700-1400 on 15580 SAO 100 kW / 100 deg to SoAf Ndebele/Shona/English/Music:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/fairweak-signal-of-extended-broadcast.html

VATICAN(non)   Upcoming frequency change of Vatican Radio via Tinang from Nov.26
1430-1530 NF  7250 PHT 250 kW / 270 deg to SoAs Hindi/Tamil/Malayalam, ex 11700
// frequency  9505 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SoAs Hindi/Tamil/Malayalam unchanged
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/upcoming-frequency-change-of-vatican.html

--

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs November 20-21-22, 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 20 at 1904, R. Biafra Broadcasting from London, good via WRMI, with a prayer in presumed Igbo language, ends with ``amen``. But there was a problem, as I wrote Jeff White later:

``Hi Jeff, I listened to the early part of Radio Biafra today after 19 UT on 11530. FYI there was an irregular ``chuffing`` sound averaging about 2 times per second. This was heard first on my car radio, but not heard on other frequencies, and also heard on this frequency when I checked on a portable radio outside the car (11580 and 11825 were not doing it). So apparently a problem with the 11530 transmitter; which XMTR # is it, by the way? Still does not show on your schedule grid for either transmission. 73, Glenn`` (No reply.)

A quick check at 1900 UT Nov 21 finds 11530 OK without the chuffing. 
But I`m busy recording WORLD OF RADIO Tuesday afternoon, so later I find Biafra show on a WRMI server, under a different name, and listen to the opening via that. Now there appears to be a regular invocation a few minutes after start, in Igbo, guy mentioning Jehova, Jesus Christ, and concluding with Amen. Apparently Biafran = Christian, or else. Then the now-head of IPOB endorses in English the Anambra State elexion Nov 18, which he concludes was legitimate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA. 4930, Nov 22 at 0005, JBA carrier, also at 0220, presumed VOA African service relay in English. After my previous report of that Nov 19 around 0230, ahead of normal *0300, Ron Howard suggested that VOA could have expanded to 24 hours due to the crisis in Zimbabwe. Wolfgang Büschel agreed with a schedule of 23 or 24 hours on this frequency and also MW 909. That`s nice, but most VOA programming is disposable music filler, beyond news on the hour, as Mark Taylor, WI, NASWA Flashsheet was also hearing as early as 0205 as early as November 17. 

If the crisis is now over with the resignation of Mugabe, perhaps VOA will contract again. But not yet. There are other changes/extensions, as Alan Roe, Teddington, England, UK, reported:

``USA. 21 November at 2000 UT - VoA is broadcasting a special programme concerning Zimbabwe in a local language on 6195 kHz via Botswana in place of usual African Beat English programming``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1905, DX LISTTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 5060 & 4980 & 4850 & 4500, Nov 21 at 2357, JBA carriers, surely the four different language services of PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, grayline. There are several other JBA carriers on 60m matching Tibetan, Indian or Chinese stations, but this quartet all add up to nothing but Xinjiang (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, Nov 21 at 2251, JBA carrier, which is probably Radio Chaski during its hour in the clear; overcome at *2257 by much stronger AM carrier from Romania, this time switching to contrary-to-schedule DRM noise after a few seconds, rather than waiting until 2300 or later. Can no longer make out Chaski carrier underneath it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 21 at 2300, VOT English to North America is poor-fair but I can tell that the clueless announcer (or his recording) is still announcing A-17 times and frequencies for English, all of which are now wrong in B-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: Not confirmed UT Tue Nov 21 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal (meanwhile 7490 is OK, nothing on 5130 or 3265; 9395 WRMI is fair). But confirmed UT Tue Nov 21 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG. Also confirmed Tue Nov 21 at 2030 on WRMI 11580 better than // 9455 better than // 7780.

[and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 contents: Afghanistan non, Armenia, Bahrain, Biafra non, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia and non, Chile and non, Cuba, Cyprus non, Eritrea and non, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, North America, Oman, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia and non, Solomon Islands, Somaliland and non, Sri Lanka, USA, Zimbabwe, unidentified; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: confirmed first airing completed just a few minutes earlier, Tuesday November 21 at 2130 on WRMI, 9455, good. Trying to confirm next chance, UT Wednesday November 22 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB: first on the R75, I only get a JBA carrier on about 9328.19, as I have before, but apparently this is from a local device, to which this radio is closest. At 0032 on the PL-880 on the porch, I can recognize me JBA about 9329.9. Then at 0035 on the NRD545 I can also hear me about 9329.99, but not well enough to recognize whether it`s new #1905, but probably. So WBCQ is transmitting, just extremely weakly, still such a trace at 0048. Meanwhile neighbors are much better: 9395 WRMIBS at S9+20; 9370 WWRBS at S9+25; even 9265 WINB is S9. And the other WBCQ, 7489.95, is S8. Next:

Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  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 [or 1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Nov 21 at 0716, no signal from WTWW-1, but a very poor carrier on 9475, probably this, forsaken by Ted on its day frequency all night. 

BTW, neighborhood continuous line noise has erupted, reaching S9 around 5.8 MHz. And no one even has Xmas decorations up yet, that I can see (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7520, Nov 22 at 0047, no signal from WWCR-4 scheduled here at 0000-0200, after 9980, and before 6115. The other three are found on 5935, 6115 (not yet on 4 or 3 MHz), and surprisingly well with DGS on 13845, which must be getting a sporadic-E boost. Tnx to a tip from Peter W Hansen, FL, at 0225 UT Nov 21, to the DXLD yg: ``Last night WWCR-4 was not on 6115; tonight it has not been on 7520, 6115 or 5890``

Also the next night, Nov 22 at 0205, 6115 is not on altho had logged it some nights before, after the swap from WWCR-1 to WWCR-4 at 0200 for one more hour. So it appears #4 is out of order (or it has suddenly lost a lot of business). The entire website schedule for it, in case its other frequencies also lack:

Transmitter #4 - 100 KW - 90 Degrees
12:00 AM-07:00 AM 0600-1300 5890
07:00 AM-06:00 PM 1300-0000 9980
06:00 PM-08:00 PM 0000-0200 7520
08:00 PM-09:00 PM 0200-0300 6115
09:00 PM-12:00 AM 0300-0600 5890

6295, Nov 22 at 2302, JBA carrier. I`m looking for a leapfrog mixing product from WWCR, since when they run two transmitters on the same band, like 5890 and 5935 later at night, they do constantly leapfrog, in that case to a mixture on 5980 (and fighting Radio Martí after 0700, and Cuban jamming even earlier. WWCR is axually contributing to this ``jamming``). In this case, 5935 would leap over 6115, another 180 kHz higher. Suspect it is WWCR on 6295, more likely here than a Europirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0310 UT November 22

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #326

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#326 Issued Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSSN) were 74.0 73.2 74.2.

The daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

This was the 3rd day in a row with no visible daily sunspot groups (DSSN).

In 2017 there had been 84 days with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at an active to quiet geomagnetic condition of
4 4 4 3 2 4 4 4.
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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- 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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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 22/11/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Sandino, Nicaragua 740 Khz (1977)
Radio Caritas, Paraguay 680 Khz (1936)
Radio Amanecer, Repubblica Dominicana 6025 Khz (1982)
BBC Radio Merseyside 1584 Khz (1967)
Radio General Pico, Argentina 980 Khz (1963)

martedì 21 novembre 2017

Media & Tech - 21/11/2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, November 21

BELGIUM(non)   BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting via Alyx&Yeyi, Nov.21
1500-1600 on  9650 unknown probably PUG to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/brb-living-water-ministry-broadcasting_21.html

FRANCE(non)   Additional frequency via TDF/ISS, probably for Radio Biafra from Nov.20:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/additional-frequency-via-tdfiss.html

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio via MBR Issoudun, Nov.21
0600-0630 on  7220 ISS 250 kW / 200 deg to WeAf French
0600-0630 on 12015 ISS 250 kW / 162 deg to WeAf French
0700-0730 on 11880 ISS 250 kW / 170 deg to WeAf French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/adventist-world-radio-via-mbr-issoudun.html

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio via MBR Nauen, Nov.21
0700-0800 on 11980 NAU 100 kW / 210 deg to NoAf Arabic
0800-0830 on 15160 NAU 250 kW / 210 deg to NoAf Kabyle
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/adventist-world-radio-via-mbr-nauen.html

GERMANY(non)   Adventist World Radio via MBR Moosbrunn, Nov.21
0600-0700 on 11880 MOS 300 kW / 175 deg to EaAf Arabic
0800-0830 on 15145 MOS 300 kW / 225 deg to NoAf French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/adventist-world-radio-via-mbr-moosbrunn.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun on Nov.21
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, very good:
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_21.html

GREECE   Weak signal of Voice of Greece on 9935 kHz, Nov.21:
0606&0756 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#1
NO SIGNAL on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
*incl.nx in Arabic/Serbian at 0751-0758UT, off air at 0800UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/weak-signal-of-voice-of-greece-on-9935.html

GUINEA   Reception of Radio Guinée Conakry and Voice of Korea on Nov.21
0730&0830 on  9650*CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French R.Guinée Conakry
* co-ch same  9650 KUJ 200 kW / 109 deg to JPN  Japanese Voice of Korea
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/radio-guinee-conakry-and-voice-of-korea_21.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 41mb on Nov.21
0730-0736 on  7410 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-41mb_21.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb on Nov.21
0800-0806 on 11945 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-25mb_21.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 49mb on Nov.21
1110-1116 on 5975 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, weak:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-49mb_21.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman in English and Arabic on Nov.21
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English as scheduled in B17
1500-2200 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic as scheduled in B-17
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-in_21.html

SOUTH KOREA   Good signal of KBS World Radio on Nov.21:
1300-1400 on  9645 KIM 100 kW / 319 deg to CeAs Russian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-kbs-world-radio-on-nov21.html

SRI LANKA   Fair signal of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Nov.21
1630-1830 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM Daily
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/fair-signal-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of BBC via BaBcoCk Yerevan on Nov.21
1300-1330 on  9585 ERV 300 kW / 078 deg to CeAs Uzbek+CNR1 jammer
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-bbc-via-babcock-yerevan-on.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of BBC via BaBcoCk Tashkent on Nov.21
1330-1415 on  5855 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SEAs Burmese
1400-1430 on  5875 TAC 100 kW / 141 deg to SoAs Hindi
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-bbc-via-babcock-tashkent.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BaBcoCk Tashkent, Nov.21
1400-1430 on  9560 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs English, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-babcock_21.html

USA   WTWW-1 Scriptures For America on daytime frequency 9475 kHz, Nov.21
0200-1400 on  9475 TWW 100 kW / 050 deg to ENAm English, instead of 5830:
0200-1400 on  5830 TWW 100 kW / 050 deg to ENAm English as scheduled B-17
1400-0200 on  9475 TWW 100 kW / 050 deg to ENAm English as scheduled B-17
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/wtww-1-scriptures-for-america-on.html

USA(non)   Special transmissions of Voice of America to Zimbabwe
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/special-transmissions-of-voice-of.html

VATICAN(non)   Radio Veritas Asia via SM di Galria, Nov.21
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.com/2017/11/reception-of-radio-veritas-asia-via-sm.html


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

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

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

DX RE MIX NEWS # 1043

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DX RE MIX NEWS # 1043 from Georgi Bancov and Ivo Ivanov. Date Nov.20, 2017
Also visit: &
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ARMENIA(non)   B-17 of Denge Kurdistan via CJSC Yerevan
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/winter-b-17-schedule-of-denge-kurdistan.html

ARMENIA(non)   Winter B-17 of Shortwaveservice via CJSC Yerevan:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/winter-b-17-schedule-of.html

ARMENIA(non)   Trans World Radio India via CJSC Yerevan, Nov.17
1245-1445 on  9910 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs various, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/trans-world-radio-india-via-cjsc.html

ARMENIA(non)   Trans World Radio India in English via CJSC Yerevan on Nov.17
1435-1450 on  9745 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Fri, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/trans-world-radio-india-in-english-via.html

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn on Nov.19
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_19.html

BAHRAIN   Reception of Radio Bahrain, Nov.17:
1450&1810 on  9745 ABH 010 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-bahrain-nov17.html

BELGIUM(non)   Reception of BRB Eye Radio via Alyx&Yeyi TDF Issoudun, Nov.17
1600-1900 on 15250 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English, weak to fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-brb-eye-radio-via-alyx-tdf_18.html

BIAFRA(non)   Reception of Radio Biafra via TDF Issoudun, Nov.16:
0500-0600 on  7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English, good and
not parallel 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Music via WRMI tx
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-biafra-via-tdf.html

BIAFRA(non)   Poor signal of Radio Biafra London in 31 & 25 mb on Nov.19
1900-2000 on  9580 unknown tx / unknown to WeAf English, not via TDF/ISS
1900-2000 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf English, via WRMI tx#10?
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/poor-signal-of-radio-biafra-london-in.html

CHINA   Good signal of PBS Xizang Holy Tibet on Nov.15:
0700-0800 on  9580 LHA 100 kW / 290 deg to EaAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-pbs-xizang-holy-tibet-on.html

EGYPT   Unidentified station with Egyptian music on Nov.16:
0900-0920 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ????, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_16.html

GERMANY   Weak signal of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on Nov.18:
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/weak-signal-of-dwd-deutscher.html

GERMANY   Reception of Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, Nov.18
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-evangelische-missions_18.html

GERMANY   Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR Nauen, Nov.18
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-missionswerk_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen, Nov.15
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Arabic Mon
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Urdu Wed
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Punjabi Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_15.html

GERMANY(non)   Lutheran World Federation / Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun, Nov.15:
1830-1900 on  9800 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/lutheran-world-federation-voice-of_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR 6190CUSB, Nov.18:
0731-0800 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Waves International via Channel 292 on Nov.18
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu French/English Sat, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/11/reception-of-radio-waves-international_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via Channel 292, Nov.18
1200-1300 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English/Spanish Sat, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of IBC Radio via Channel 292 on Nov.18:
1300-1400 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu Italian Sat, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-ibc-radio-via-channel-292_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle Bundesliga via MBR Issoudun on Nov.18:
1425-1630 on 15195 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, good/fair
1425-1630 on 17840 ISS 500 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, fair/poor
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/deutsche-welle-bundesliga-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio on 9485CUSB via HLR, Nov.19
1131-1200 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-world-of-radio-on-9485cusb.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9935 kHz, Nov.15:
1830&2000 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
NO SIGNAL on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9935_16.html

GREECE   Weak signal of Greek pirate station Radio Zeppelin on Nov.18
1347&1427 on 7515v unknown tx site, with QRM from 7510 khz & 7520 kHz
same time on 7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs Korean KTWR TWRAsia and
same time on 7520 ERV 100 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish Denge Kurdistan
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/weak-signal-of-greek-pirate-station_18.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9935 kHz, Nov.19:
0958&1058 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
NO SIGNAL on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9935_19.html

GUAM   Strong signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Nov.18
1128-1158 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 350 deg to EaAs Japanese/English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/strong-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio.html

GUAM   Very good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, Nov.18
1230-1300 on 11695 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/very-good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world_18.html

GUAM   Good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Nov.18
1317-1345 on  7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_18.html

INDIA   All India Radio on very odd frequency 11731 kHz, Nov.15:
0700-0800 on 11731 DEL 100 kW / 102 deg to CeAs Nepali, ex 11730
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/all-india-radio-on-very-odd-frequency.html

INDIA   More and more frequency changes of All India Radio
0215-0300 NF 11740 PAN 250 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Pashto, x 11670 to avoid RHCuba Sp
0300-0345 NF 11740 PAN 250 kW / 300 deg to WeAs Dari,  ex 11670 to avoid RHCuba Sp
1300-1500 NF 11780 DEL 250 kW / 124 deg to SoAs Sinhala, ex  9425 to avoid VOKorea
1330-1500 NF 13695 BGL 500 kW / 120 deg to SEAs English, ex 13720 to avoid CRI Fre
2245-0045 NF  7550 BGL 500 kW / 090 deg to SEAs English, ex  9690 to avoid REE Spa
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/more-and-more-frequency-changes-of-all.html

ITALY   Reception of time signal station ItalCable on Nov.16:
0830&1000 on 10000 unknown tx / unknown to WeEu Italian CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-time-signal-station_16.html

JAPAN(non)   Shiokaze Sea Breeze & China Radio International on 7410 kHz, Nov.16
1300-1400 on  7410 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1300-1400 on  7410 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Japanese China Radio International
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/shiokaze-sea-breeze-china-radio.html

MOLDOVA(non)   Trans World Radio India via Grigoriopol, Nov.17:
1345-1445 on  9950 KCH 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs various, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/trans-world-radio-india-via-grigoriopol.html

MOLDOVA(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via Grigoriopol on Nov.17
1630-1700 on  9940*KCH 300 kW / 158 deg to EaAf Somali, weak/fair
*same time on 9940 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean BBC co-ch!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/trans-world-radio-africa-via.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on Nov.16
0940-0946 on  9540 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-31mb_16.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E11 Oblique in 25 mb, Nov.15
0640-0750 on 11450 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-25-mb-nov15.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb on Nov.15
0830-0838 on 11535 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good
0842-0850 on 11830 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-25mb_15.html

NUMBERS STATION   Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 & E17z English Lady, Nov.16
Cuban Spy Numbers HM01
0655-0750 on 13435 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Tue/Thu/Sat, good
E17z English Lady
0810-0816 on  9820 unknown secret tx site to Eu English CUSB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/cuban-spy-numbers-hm01-e17z-english.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of E07a English Man on Nov.18
0900-0902 on 11553 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
0920-0922 on 12153 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-e07a-english-man-on-nov18.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman in Arabic and English, Nov.15:
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, instead of English
1500-1600 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, instead of Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-in_15.html

OMAN   Good signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman only in Arabic on Nov.17
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, instead of English
1500-2200 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic as scheduled in B17
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman_18.html

OMAN   Fair signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman, Nov.18:
0400-1000 on 13600 THU 100 kW / 220 deg to EaAf Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/fair-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman.html

PALAU   Reception of WHRI T8WH Angel 3 weekly Japanese broadcast, Nov.18
0800-0900 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Japanese Sat, weak/fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-whri-t8wh-angel-3-weekly_18.html

PALAU   Very good signal of WHRI T8WH Angel 5 on Nov.18
1300-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/very-good-signal-of-whri-t8wh-angel-5.html

PALAU(non)   Reception of BRB Radio Que Me via T8WH Angel 3, Nov.17:
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-brb-radio-que-me-via-t8wh_18.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS Radio City via ROU RadioCom on Nov.18:
0900-1000 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-irrs-radio-city-via-rou_18.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via ROU RadioCom on Nov.19
1030-1300 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via-rou_19.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of IRRS Radio Santec The Word via SPL Secretbrod, Nov.19
1500-1530 on 15190 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Eng/Ger Sun The Cosmic Wave, strong:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-irrs-radio-santec-word-via_19.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, Nov.19
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via-spl_19.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Voice of The Report of The Weak via SPL Secretbrod, Nov.19
1601-1700 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sun, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/voice-of-report-of-weak-via-spl_19.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Brother HySTAIRical via SPL Secretbrod on Nov.19
1805-2000 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/brother-hystairical-via-spl-secretbrod.html

SOMALIA   Weak to fair signal of Radio Hargeysa in English, Nov.15
1230-1400 on  7120 HAR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf English, QRM HAM's
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/weak-to-fair-signal-of-radio-hargeysa.html

SOUTH KOREA   Very good signal of KBS World Radio, Nov.15
1300-1400 on  9645 KIM 100 kW / 319 deg to CeAs Russian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/very-good-signal-of-kbs-world-radio.html

SOUTH AFRICA   New registered frequencies in HFCCDatabase of SABC
South African Broadcasting Corporation from Nov.15, all inactive:
0500-0600 on  9655 MEY 100 kW / 350 deg to CeAf, no signal Nov.16
0600-0700 on 11620 MEY 100 kW / 352 deg to CeAf, no signal Nov.16
0700-0900 on 15170 MEY 250 kW / 352 deg to CeAf, no signal Nov.16
1700-1800 on 11635 MEY 100 kW / 345 deg to CeAf, no signal Nov.15
1800-1900 on 11630 MEY 100 kW / 350 deg to CeAf, no signal Nov.15
1900-2000 on  9895 MEY 100 kW / 350 deg to CeAf, no signal Nov.15
2000-2100 on  6165 MEY 100 kW / 350 deg to CeAf, no signal Nov.15
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/new-registered-frequencies-of-south.html

SRI LANKA   Good signal of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp on Nov.16:
1115-1215 on  9720*TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Hindi/Malay/Tamil
*from 1200 on 9720 XIA 500 kW / 145 deg to SEAs Filipino CRI co-ch
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting.html

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Nov.17
1557-1627 on 15105 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to SoAf Kirundi Mon-Fri, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_18.html

SUDAN(non)   Reception of Radio Tamazuj & Radio Dabanga, Nov.15
Radio Tamazuj
1430-1530 on 13800 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1430-1530 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
Radio Dabanga
1530-1630 on 13800 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
1530-1630 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-tamazuj-radio.html

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa on Nov.15:
1400-1415 on 15360 MAN 100 kW / 043 deg to SoAs Urdu, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa.html

TANZANIA   Reception of Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Nov.15:
1801-1811 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf English, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-zanzibar-broadcasting.html

U.K.(non)   Voice of the People of Somaliland via BaBcoCk Madagascar, Nov.15
1900-1930 on  9600 MDC 250 kW / 355 deg to EaAf Somali, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/voice-of-people-of-somaliland-via_16.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Dandal Kura Int via BaBcoCk Ascension/Woofferton, Nov.16
0500-0700 on  5960 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/radio-dandal-kura-int-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok via BaBcoCk Tashkent, Nov.16
1130-1200 on 12150 TAC 100 kW / 122 deg to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/voice-of-khmer-mchas-srok-via-babcock_16.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Nov.17
1700-1730 on  7580 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-babcock_18.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan, Nov.17:
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_18.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Dandal Kura Int via BaBcoCk Ascension on Nov.17
1800-2100 on 12050 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/radio-dandal-kura-int-via-babcock_18.html

USA   Reception of WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio in 25/19mb, Nov.17
1200-1500 on 12065 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs English, weak/fair
1500-1900 on 15610 EWN 250 kW / 040 deg to N/ME English, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-wewn-1-global-catholic_18.html

USA   Reception of WWCR-1 World Wide Christian Radio, Nov.17:
1215-1230 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu Arabic  Mo-Fr
1230-1245 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu Russian Mo-Fr
1245-1300 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English Daily
from 1300 on 15825 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English Daily
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-wwcr-1-world-wide.html

USA   Reception of WWCR-3 World Wide Christian Radio, Nov.17:
1300&1400 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-wwcr-3-world-wide_18.html

USA(non)   Good signal of IBB Radio Free Afghanistan in 19MHz on Nov.16
0830-1230 on 19010 KWT 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAs Dari/Pashto/Dari/Pashto
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-ibb-radio-free.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio India via Tashkent, Nov.17:
1445-1545 on  7505 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Punjabi Mon-Fri, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/trans-world-radio-india-via-tashkent.htmlhttp://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/dx-re-mix-news-1043.htmlfreq

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

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

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

Broad Spectrum Radio next transmissions

News from Broad Spectrum Radio about our November and December 2017 broadcasts...
For November and December, BSR is airing a monthly magazine format one hour show.

The November times have already aired (except we may get some free reruns on WRMI, likely also on Mondays 07-8:00 UTC).


The November scheduled broadcasts were:

For Eastern North America, the Caribbean, Central America and beyond:
Listen via WBCQ, 7490 kHz.
Saturday November 12, 2017, 04-05:00 UTC (Friday Nov. 11th, 22-23:00 CST)

For Western North America, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and Oceania:
Listen via WRMI, 7730 kHz.
Monday November 13, 2017, 07-8:00 UTC (01-2:00 CST)

For Most of North America, Alaska and far Eastern Russia:
Listen via WRMI, 5850 kHz.
Monday November 13, 2017, 07-8:00 UTC (01-2:00 CST)

For Europe (as far east as Russia), the Middle East, North Africa and Atlantic Canada:
Listen via Channel 292, 6070 khz.
Saturday November 18, 16-17:00 UTC (10-11:00 CST)


For December 2017, the times we have scheduled are:

For Eastern North America, the Caribbean, Central America and beyond:
Listen via WBCQ, 7490 kHz.
Saturday Dec. 10, 2017, 04-05:00 UTC (Friday Dec 9th, 22-23:00 CST)

For Western North America, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and Oceania:
Listen via WRMI, 7730 kHz.
Monday Dec 11, 2017, 07-8:00 UTC (01-2:00 CST)

For Most of North America, Alaska and far Eastern Russia:
Listen via WRMI, 5850 kHz.
Monday Dec 11, 2017, 07-8:00 UTC (01-2:00 CST)

For Europe (as far east as Russia), the Middle East, North Africa and Atlantic Canada:
Listen via Channel 292, 6070 khz.
Saturday December 16, 16-17:00 UTC (10-11:00 CST)

E-qsls are welcome to broadspectrumradio@gmail.com

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #325

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.

Produced by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA

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 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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#325 Issued Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSFN) were 74.4 73.6 73.7.

The daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

In 2017 there had been 83 days with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at an unsettled to quiet geomagnetic condition of
1 0 0 0 1 2 2 3.
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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- 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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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.

SWLDXBulgaria News, November 20

ARMENIA(non)    Good signal of TWR India via Yerevan on Nov.20:
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
Wrong frequency announcement: A17 9410, instead of B17 9745 kHz
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-twr-india-via-yerevan-on.html

AUSTRALIA   Good signal of Reach Beyond Australia, Nov.20
1245-1300 on 11865 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs English Daily
1315-1330 on 11865 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs English Mon/Wed/Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-signal-of-reach-beyond-australia_20.html

BANGLADESH   Weak/fair signal of Bangladesh Betar, Nov.20
1315-1345 on  9455 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Nepali
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/weakfair-signal-of-bangladesh-betar.html

FRANCE(non)   Frequency change of Telediffusion d'Algerie via TDF Issoudun:
1800-1858 on  7375*ISS 500 kW / 155 deg to CEAf Arabic Holy Quran no change
1900-1958 on  7315 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf Arabic, NOT on new 5905 kHz
* co-ch same  7375 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Romanian Radio Romania Int.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/frequency-change-of-telediffusion.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via MBR Issoudun, Nov.20
1430-1500 on 13725 ISS 500 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Persian, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-japan-nhk-world-via_20.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman in English & Arabic on Nov.20:
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, instead of Arabic
1500-2200 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic as scheduled in B17
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-in_98.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Frequency change of Dimtse Radio Erena via SPL Secretbrod
1700-1730 NF  9720 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Mon-Fri, ex 11965
1730-1800 NF  9720 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic Mon-Fri, ex 11965
1700-1800 NF  9720 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sat, ex 11965
1700-1800 NF  9720 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic Sun, ex 11965
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/frequency-change-of-dimtse-radio-erena.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Bible Voice Broadcasting via SPL Secretbrod, Nov.20
1701-1801 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Persian
1710-1745 on  5995 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Tue/Thu/Fri
1710-1730 on  5995 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Mon/Wed
1715-1745 on  5995 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/bible-voice-broadcasting-via-spl.html

SECRETLAND(non)   BVBroadcasting Dardasha 7 via SPL Secretbrod, Nov.20
1745-1800 on  5995 SOF 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic
1915-1930 on  5900 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic
1931-1946 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/bvbroadcasting-dardasha-7-via-spl.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of End Times Coming ETC Radio via SPL Secretbrod, Nov.20:
1900-1930 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Ex-Catholics For Christ, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-end-times-coming-etc-radio.html


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

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

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

Agenda DX 21/11/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
CHAK, New Territories, Canada 860 Khz (1960)
CKUA, Alberta, Canada 580 Khz (1927)

lunedì 20 novembre 2017

Media & Tech - 20/11/2017

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Nov 20 0558 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 13 - 19 November 2017

Solar activity was at very low levels throughout the period. Several
B-class flares were observed from Region 2687 (S08, L=180,
class/area Cao/090 on 16 Nov). The largest was a B7 flare at 13/0648
UTC. No Earth-directed coronal mass ejections were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached
moderate levels on 16 Nov and high levels on 13-15 and 17-19 Nov.
The largest flux of the period was 20,582 pfu observed at 13/1455
UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels. The
period began with solar wind speed between 370-430 km/s and total
field between 2-9 nT. A prolonged period of -Bz reaching -7 nT was
observed between 14/1322-2256 UTC. The geomagnetic field responded
with quiet levels on 13 Nov and quiet to unsettled levels on 14 Nov.
By 15 Nov, total field increased to a maximum of 15 nT at 15/1858
UTC while the Bz component deflected southward to a maximum of -9 nT
at 16/0100 UTC. Solar wind speed increased to around 520 km/s late
on 15 Nov through 16 Nov as a positive polarity coronal hole high
speed stream (CH HSS) became geoeffective. By 16/0900 UTC, total
field decreased to 5 nT while solar wind speed began decreasing
early on 17 Nov. The period ended at nominal levels with solar wind
speed near 380 km/s. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet to
active levels on 15-16 Nov, quiet to unsettled levels on 17 and 19
Nov, and quiet levels on 18 Nov.

FORECAST OF SOLAR & GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 20 NOVEMBER-16 DECEMBER 2017

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to reach high levels on 22-25 Nov, 05-10 Dec and 12-16 Dec
due to recurrent CH HSS influences.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active
levels on 20-23 Nov, 29-30 Nov, 04-08 Dec and 11-14 Dec with G1
(Minor) geomagnetic storm levels likely on 04-07 Dec and G2
(Moderate) levels likely on 04-05 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS
effects.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Nov 20 0559 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-11-20
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Nov 20      75          18          4
2017 Nov 21      75          18          4
2017 Nov 22      75          15          4
2017 Nov 23      75           8          3
2017 Nov 24      75           5          2
2017 Nov 25      75           5          2
2017 Nov 26      75           5          2
2017 Nov 27      73           5          2
2017 Nov 28      72           5          2
2017 Nov 29      71           8          3
2017 Nov 30      70          10          3
2017 Dec 01      70           5          2
2017 Dec 02      70           5          2
2017 Dec 03      69           5          2
2017 Dec 04      68          35          6
2017 Dec 05      69          40          6
2017 Dec 06      70          28          5
2017 Dec 07      70          20          5
2017 Dec 08      71          10          3
2017 Dec 09      72           5          2
2017 Dec 10      72           5          2
2017 Dec 11      73          12          4
2017 Dec 12      73          15          4
2017 Dec 13      74          12          4
2017 Dec 14      75           8          3
2017 Dec 15      75           5          2
2017 Dec 16      75           5          2
(SWPC via DXLD)

SWLDXBulgaria News, November 19-20, part 2

ARMENIA(non)  BRB Denge Kurdistan ONLY on 7520/7320 kHz
0330-1600 on  7520 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2200 on  7320 ERV 300 kW / 280 deg to WeAs Kurdish
*2030-2100 on 7320 KUN 500 kW / 300 deg to SEEu Bul.CRI
Previous registered B17 schedule is inactive at present
0230-0500 on  6155 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0230-0500 on  7320 ERV 300 kW / 280 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0500-1800 on  7320 ERV 300 kW / 280 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0500-1800 on  7520 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1800-2100 on  6155 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1800-2100 on  7320 ERV 300 kW / 280 deg to WeAs Kurdish
Winter schedule of BRB Alyx & Yeyi is not yet published
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/brb-denge-kurdistan-only-on-7520-and.html

FRANCE(non)   Frequency change of Radio Taiwan International via TDF Issoudun:
1700-1800 NF  5935 ISS 500 kW / 055 deg to EaEu Russian, good signal, ex 7220*
*to avoid CRI 7220 XIA 500 kW / 252 deg to EaAf Cantonese China Radio Internat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/frequency-change-of-radio-taiwan.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Biafra via TDF Issoudun on Nov.20
0500-0600 on  7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English/Igbo, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-biafra-via-tdf_20.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen, Nov.19:
1700-1730 on 11810 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_20.html

MONGOLIA   Freqiency change of Voice of Mongolia effective from Nov.20
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/frequency-change-of-voice-of-mongolia.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman in Arabic & English on Nov.19:
1400-1500 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic, instead of English
1500-1600 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, instead of Arabic
1600-2200 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu Arabic as scheduled in B17
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman-in_20.html

PALAU   Good to fair signal of WHRI T8WH Angel 4 on Nov.19
1430-1500 on 11675 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/good-to-fair-signal-of-whri-t8wh-angel.html

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini, Nov.19:
1834-1849 on  9500 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to EaAf English Sun, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/trans-world-radio-africa-via-manzini.html

U.K.(non)   TWR Africa & DWL via BaBcoCk damaged tx Al-Dhabayya, Nov.19:
TWR Africa
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun, good + hum
Deutsche Welle
1330-1430 on  9720 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari/Pashto, fair + hun:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/twr-africa-dwl-via-babcock-damaged-tx.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol on Nov.19:
1800-1830 on  7245 KCH 300 kW / 158 deg to EaAf Kunama Sun, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/trans-world-radio-africa-via-babcock_20.html

U.K.   Audio problem of Radio Dandal Kura Inter via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Nov.20
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, with big audio problem
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/audio-problem-of-radio-dandal-kura.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Woofferton on Nov.20:
0800-0830 on 15260 WOF 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Arabic R.Sama, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_20.html

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

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

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

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #324

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.

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 my daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found in my Facebook account at

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and at

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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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#324 Issued Monday November 20, 2017 at 1430 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSFN) were 75.3 74.4 74.5.

The daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

In 2017 there had been 82 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
1 1 2 2 0 0 1 1.
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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- 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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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.