giovedì 25 agosto 2016

Agenda DX 25/08/2016

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Fandango, Brasile 1260 Khz (1978)
Radio Clube Lages, Brasile 690 Khz (1947)
Radio Aclo, Bolivia 600 Khz (1966)
Radio Sudamèrica, Perù 5522 Khz (1993)
Sani Radio, Honduras 6290 Khz (1986)
Ondas del Meta, Colombia 4885 Khz (1965)
KUMA, Oregon 1290 Khz (1955)

martedì 23 agosto 2016

PCJ - Radio Netherlands special now 28-29 August


There was a technical problem with the transmission of our special program From The Radio Netherlands Archives Program 2. It has been rescheduled to August 28 & 29. Times and frequencies remain the same. (PCJ - Media related topics on Facebook) [originally announced as 21/22 August]

Europe - 0600 to 0800UTC Date: August 28, 2016 Frequency: 7780kHz

North America - 0100 to 0300UTC Date: August 29, 2016 Frequency: 7570kHz

PCJ Radio International will present part 2 of From The Radio Netherlands Archives.  In the first program we played a mix bag of stuff. But in program two the focus will be on news and documentaries. You will hear Ginger Da Silva, Eric Beauchemin, Pete Myers and more.

There will be a special E-QSL issued for this program. PCJ Radio  International's partner stations will receive this program in two  parts. The program will be presented by Paulette MacQuarrie. (PCJ - Media)

Marconi Radio International's schedule on 24 August 2016

Just a short reminder of our regular weekly brodcasts on Wednesdays. Marconi Radio International will once again be on air tomorrow  24 August 2016, as follows: 

16.00-18.00 on 7700 kHz (USB Mode), 1830-1930 UTC on 15070 kHz (USB mode), and 2000-2200 UTC on 7700 kHz (USB Mode).
 
Our broadcasts include some kind of programmes now sadly missing from most shortwave radio stations:  an old style DX show in English “Italian Short Wave Panorama”  and Italian "Panorama Onde Corte", both with lot of recent logs, as well as  a mailbag programme in Italian. Our  station identification announcements are not only in English and Italian but also in French, German, Japanese, Romanian, Spanish and Catalan.

For the first time in our history a Facebook page about our station has been introduced. It is called "MRI World" and can be found at this 
web address: https://www.facebook.com/mriworld - Although it is still  far from being completed  you can leave your comments and suggestions.

 
MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts are welcome! We QSL 100%. Our electronic mail address is: marconiradiointernational@gmail.com - Please don’t forget to include your postal address as some lucky listeners will also receive a printed QSL card.
 
Last but not least,  we need your help! Please, share this announcement on your walls and in your facebook groups or on your email lists with those who might be interested. This should help increase our  potential audience.
 
We hope to hear from a lot of shortwave listeners about our transmissions.
 
Best 73's
 
Marconi Radio International (MRI)

SWLDXBulgaria News Aug.22-23

FRANCE(non)   Oromo Voice Radio & Radio Xoriyo via TDF Issoudun, Aug.22
Oromo Voice Radio plus white noise digital jamming
1600-1615 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afar Oromo Mon
1615-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf English px Mon
Radio Xoriyo Ogaden, today without white noise digital jamming
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri
Only one transmission on 15245 kHz via TDF Issoudun is on the air at present:
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sat Radio Assenna
All other transmissions on 15245 kHz via TDF Issoudun are cancelled:
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Thu Radio Assenna
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Su-Tu/Fr Eritrean Forum
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic Wed Eritrean Forum Medrek
1800-1900 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat Eritrean Forum Medrek
There is no mention on BRB website http://www.airtime.org/shortwave/schedule.php
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/oromo-voice-radio-radio-xoriyo-via-tdf.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Al-Mukhtar & Eye Radio via TDF Issousdun on Aug.23:
Radio Al-Mukhtar
1500-1530 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Tue
1530-1600 on 15205*ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Tue
*co-ch BSKSA 15205 RIY 500 kW / 320 deg to WeEu Holy Quran at 1553UTC
Eye Radio
1600-1640 on 17730 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English
1640-1700 on 17730 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Various langs
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/radio-al-mukhtar-eye-radio-via-tdf.html

INDONESIA   Good signal of Voice of Indonesia on Aug.23:
1300-1400 on  9525.9 JAK 250 kW / 010 deg to EaAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/good-signal-of-voice-of-indonesia-on.html

SOMALIA   Weak signal of Puntland Radio One, Aug.23:
from 1458 on 13800 GRW 020 kW / non-dir to EaAf Music CUSB & off air at 1508UTC
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2016/08/weak-signal-of-puntland-radio-one-aug23.html

SRI LANKA(non)   Reception of weekly English transmission of FEBA Radio, Aug.22
1345-1400 on  9775 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs English Mon, co-ch CNR2 Chinese
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-weekly-english_23.html


--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Glenn Hauser logs August 21-22-23, 2016

** ALBANIA. 7475, Aug 23 at 0119, no signal from R. Tirana, where Shijak site was planning to test a night or two, to be sure it would work for the B-16 schedule: still on 9855-, with IS already on in humroar at S5 level. Maybe tomorrow, or whenever they get around to it: if 9855 be missing, try 7475. Also checked at 0230, in case they test at that hour, but neither on then. And during other N American broadcast, Albanian hour Aug 22 was still on 9855 at 2334 check. I`m afraid the same humroar will be heard on 7475; besides that, the single 100 kW Shijak transmitter is running no more than 50% power.

Or maybe the 7475 test won`t be during NAm broadcasts at all. Christian Milling of Shortwave Service in Germany says:

``7475 was on the air yesterday during the German programming at 19h30 UTC. The transmission had the same buzz-noise problem as before. As I already wrote to Mr. Mema, Eng. of the transmission centre in Shijak, I suspect the modulator to be the culprit.

"I've made some soundanalysis and came to the conclusion that the humming doensn't come from the AC power supply as it is not sinus-formed or from the Studio. It's more triangular or sawtooth-like. As far as I know you are using the Chinese BBEF transmitters at Shijak. They have a PDM-Modulator. The humming is typical when the modulator or the filter has a defect`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 17839.96, Aug 23 at 0153, RA is good, and off-frequency have noticed before but not bothered to measure. // 15240 is very poor, and // 15415 a JBA carrier, both much less than 15720 NZ as well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9530, Aug 23 at 0127, R. Progreso is S7 and quite readable here on 2 x 4765 with matching ``Reportero R-P`` programming; best heard yet on 9530, and no jamming either, but need LSB tuning to avoid RHC 9535: such frequency planning, Arnie! Also a good time to look for third harmonic of 4765, and there it is! On 14295 intruding into 20m hamband, at S2-S3 also with // audio. But not audible on 19060 = 4 x 4765. I bet some fraxion of signal is radiating there too, but not enough MUF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9470, Aug 23 at 0122, CRI English is S5, stronger than attenuated 9475 WTWW; IDed by // 9570 Albania relay which is slightly ahead of 9470; but 9470 is considerably ahead of 9580 Cuba. 9470 is one of countless 500 kW, 308 degree transmissions from Kashgar for Europeans, who can`t get enough of CRI even at 2, 3 in the morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9343, Aug 23 at 0120, S5 motorboating pulses, seems same rate tho much weaker than on S9 9315, with no program modulation whatsoever.

12085, Aug 23 at 0149, R. Cairo is already on in Qur`an, S6, some hum but not bad; 9745 is also on with wobbling carrier at S2, no program modulation audible. After 0200 both are scheduled as Abis, 250 kW at 315 degrees, so I figured they were alternates from same transmitter; before 0200, 9745 is on 241 degrees, and I thought went off to 12085 at 0200. But obviously two transmitters are involved now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, KZLS heard in Argentina: See USA: WTNI log

** SPAIN. 15500, Sun Aug 21 at 2251, S9+10 open carrier/dead air - surely it`s REE on late past normal 2200*, yet failing to modulate. 17855 is also still on and modulating Olympic coverage, much stronger than // 17715 S9, and >> // 15390 S8. 2259 announcement about closing ceremony, 2301 sign-off saying we should stay tuned for the closing but on internet and TDT (DTV), not SW. Then playing IS on all four frequencies until 2305 open carriers; 2312, 17855 is still dead air along with 15500; 2326 check all are off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770, Aug 22 at 0132 as I am tuning up the 9 MHz band, NO signal from VOT in Spanish, so I bet it`s on the wrong frequency again, 9830 which was last used in English before 2300. Yes! There it is, 9830, S7-S8 at 0132 in Spanish // S5 9870 undermodulated. 

9836 at 0134 has a noise blob, and another one around 9824, so I suspect those are parasites from 9830, but which sounds OK on fundamental. However, at 0156 after 9830 is off, still a blob on 9836 but not 9824. Another suspect source is 9855- Albania which I think has put out such spurs audible in Europe, but normally too weak to carry them on to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sunday August 21 at 1720 tune-in, no signal from R. Munansi via WWRB. But no signal either from 15825 neighbor WWCR, so could it be bad propagation? Its other 3 frequencies, 13845, 12160, 9980 are at normal loud levels. But 1724 recheck, now WWRB is on 15240- in presumed Luganda at VG level, so a momentary break, or totally late coming on today past 1600 or 1700? That means 15825 WWCR must really be AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6080, Aug 22 at 0609, VOA news in English, VP S5. HFCC shows SAO TOME at 04-07; we hear it much better at 03-04 via Botswana, but at least there`s no stray Cuban pulse jamming audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: confirmed Sunday August 21 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.021-CUSB. Also confirmed UT Monday August 22 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG. Also confirmed UT Monday Aug 22 at 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.861-AM at 0307 check, S9+10. Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 22 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9+20, over pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed Monday Aug 22 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.094-CUSB. Next:
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, UT Monday August 22 at 0100 on WRMI, no show from part 2 of PCJ Radio International`s `From the Archives of Radio Netherlands` as scheduled now per publicity 2-3 weeks ago. Not on 7780 either, the original frequency mixup; nothing but BS. The two-hour special was also missing from its first scheduled airing, Sunday Aug 21 at 0600 UT, to Europe on 7780 nor on 7570, per Alan Gale, UK, also occupied by non-preëmpted Brother HyStairical. Later, Keith Perron says there was a technical problem and both are rescheduled for exactly one week later, Aug 28-29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 23 at 0126, WTWW-3 is S3-S4 of dead air. 9475, Aug 23 at 0122, WTWW-1 with SFAW is VP only S4, as post-sunset propagation is really dropping out, but will stay on day frequency until 0200 QSY to 5830 (maybe). Or are they both running way underpowered? 9475 weaker than S5 9470 CRI; see EAST TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9605, Aug 23 at 0200, tnx to tip from Claudio Galaz, Chile, condiglista, who heard WHRI here in English until 0300 Aug 21, I keep listening after the KBS World Radio relay in Spanish, and sure enough, it keeps going on 9605, with Onward Christian Soldiers crusading/warmongering theme, and 0202 ID ``now broadcasting on 7315 kHz``, into USA net news. No, you`re not! If I were the staff announcer at WHR, would be PO`d that someone is making me sound like a fool, way out of touch with reality. O, that is the entire mission of WHR, so never mind. Nothing on 7315. 0208 recheck, a promo in Spanish for some gospel huxter promising milagros, then WHR English ID and praise music. WHR`s own schedule indeed shows Angel 1 on 9605 with KBS daily at 01-02, and on 7315 before and after, the 0200-0300 period being own Harvest Show. (But on (UT?) Sunday only, Angel 2 appears on 7315 at 01-02, instead of 5920 before and after). Anyhow, their automation/scheduling for Angel 1 must be screwed up unless this is a late change not yet entered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 570, Aug 22 at 0531 UT, WNAX news of South Dakota atop KLIF Dallas, unusual; daytime on ND day pattern, groundwave WNAX Yankton is always there under KLIF; night goes NNE with minor lobe SW. Rock music on the side probably from KWML New Mexico, its new ex-sports format. Also in the mix some RRs from Radio Reloj, CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, Aug 22 at 0603 UT after network news, WBAP with local news from Dave Alpert, as I`m still on 820 after trying to ID the Mexican. Would that be the DXer and former ABC newsman Dave Alpert, last known to be in Studio City, California? Or another one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1010, Aug 23 at 0206 UT, areacodeless phone 751-9360 by some gospel huxter, loops about NNW/SSE, or best with ESPN from Amarillo WSW nulled, with which it makes a fast SAH. Promo for `Turning Point` on KBBW AM 1010 and ##5.7 FM, with two times, one AM, one PM. NRC AM Log 2015 shows the FM is K289BU 105.7, ``Life Changing Radio``. Then talk radio with a lifestyle coach. KBBW is Waco TX, believe a new one here, which should not be that rare with 10/2.5 kW U4. But let`s look at the NRC Pattern Book: day has major lobe south, minor lobes north. Night has two tight little lobes to WNW and SSE, which makes the minor day lobe better for us. Official FCC sunset in August was 0115 UT (Sept: 0030 UT). Apparently BBW here does not mean what we and Google might think it means (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1640, Aug 23 at 0158 UT, with local KZLS nulled, I have no problem hearing ESPN promos, and fast SAH from WTNI Biloxi MS with a TOH ID preceded by one for some FM station --- I thought, but none are listed, not even a translator; rather, its simulcasted sibling is WXBD 1490, also in Biloxi, why? Address for both ``The Champ`` is really Gulfport. Anyhow, such reception thru my local reinforces my suspicion that WTNI is running 10 kW day power at night. 

BTW, KZLS made it all the way to Patagonia, per this DX-pedition:
https://lagalenadelsur.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/pescando-radioemisoras-distantes-desde-la-patagonia-pantanito-dx-camp-2016/
including a 4-second clip of the KZLS ID, with misunderstood calls:
https://youtu.be/4p8dsn3TGLw
Altho seldom reported down there beyond WTNI, it`s not too surprising as KZLS has a tight beam SSE toward OKC and beyond, even with only 1 kW at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, Aug 23 at 0149, VOV is still here via UK, not 6175, Vietnamese at S6, so also for English at 0100 & 0230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Aug 22 at 1156 UT, JBA carrier again, seems from Australia rather than Japan. No other splits audible at sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 820, Aug 22 from 0533 UT, Spanish music, mostly romantic vocal, with WBAP nulled as much as possible, making slow SAH like last time. Listened past 0600 UT and never caught any announcement, let alone an ID or slogan, but maybe some appeared in fades, from per John Wilkins, XEABCA in Mexicali, ``Canal 820 ABC Radio``. Not hearing much from it after 0600 UT, off then? There`s the music again at 1158 UT but losing to WBAP by 1200 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0539 UT August 23

Agenda DX 23/08/2016

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2016 Aug 22 0524 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 15 - 21 August 2016

Solar activity was at low levels on 15 August due to an isolated C1
flare at 15/0023 UTC from Region 2578 (N09, L=084, class/area
Cro/020 on 18 Aug). Very low levels were observed from 16-21 August.
Although Regions 2574 (N05, L=173, class/area Dho/290 on 09 Aug),
2576 (S15, L=160, class/area Hsx/140 on 10 Aug), 2577 (N03, L=164,
class/area Dso/130 on 12 Aug), and 2578 were on the visible disk
during the period, the regions appeared to be in slow decay. 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 was at
high levels on 15-16 August, moderate levels on 17 and 19-21 August
and normal levels on 18 August. The largest flux of the period was
9,570 pfu observed at 15/1605 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity was at mostly quiet to unsettled levels
with an isolated active period observed on 21 August due to a pair
of weak, negative polarity coronal hole high speed streams (CH HSS).
Quiet levels were observed on 15 August under a nominal solar wind
regime. By early on 17 August, solar wind speed increased to 435
km/s while total field increased to near 9 nT. Quiet to unsettled
levels were observed from 16-18 August with quiet levels on 19-20
August. Solar wind speed decreased slowly until midday on 21 August
when another CH HSS became geoeffective. The geomagnetic field
responded with quiet to active levels on 21 August.

FORECAST OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 22 AUGUST-17 SEPTEMBER 2016

Solar activity is expected to be at very low to low levels through
the forecast period (22 Aug-17 Sep).

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to be at normal to moderate levels with high levels likely
on 26-28 August and from 31 August-12 September as a result of
recurrent CH HSS activity.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active
levels from 23-25 August, 29 August-08 September, 13-14 September,
and again on 17 September with G1 (Minor) storm levels likely on
30-31 August due to recurrent CH HSS activity.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2016 Aug 22 0524 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 2016-08-22
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2016 Aug 22      80           7          2
2016 Aug 23      80           8          3
2016 Aug 24      80          12          4
2016 Aug 25      84           8          3
2016 Aug 26      84           5          2
2016 Aug 27      82           5          2
2016 Aug 28      80           5          2
2016 Aug 29      78          15          4
2016 Aug 30      75          25          5
2016 Aug 31      75          18          5
2016 Sep 01      75          15          4
2016 Sep 02      80          15          4
2016 Sep 03      85          12          4
2016 Sep 04      90          12          4
2016 Sep 05      90          15          4
2016 Sep 06      90          15          4
2016 Sep 07      90           8          3
2016 Sep 08      90          10          3
2016 Sep 09      90           5          2
2016 Sep 10      90           5          2
2016 Sep 11      88           5          2
2016 Sep 12      88           5          2
2016 Sep 13      85          10          3
2016 Sep 14      80           8          3
2016 Sep 15      80           5          2
2016 Sep 16      78           5          2
2016 Sep 17      75           8          3
(SWPC via DXLD)

lunedì 22 agosto 2016

SWLDXBulgaria News Aug.22

CUBA   Very weak signal of Radio Habana in Esperanto, Aug.21:
0700-0730 on  6100 BAU 100 kW / 310 deg to WNAm Esperanto Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2016/08/very-weak-signal-of-radio-habana-in.html

FRANCE(non)   Frequency change of Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun
1600-1630 NF 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun, ex 17860 on Aug.21
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with strong white noise digital jamming.
R.Front for Independence of Oromo also blocked by strong noise digital jamming:
1730-1800 on 17765 ISS 150 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/frequency-change-of-voice-of.html

FRANCE(non)   Good signal of Radio Publique Africaine via TDF Issoudun, Aug.21
1800-1830 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf Kirundi
1830-1900 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/good-signal-of-radio-publique-africaine.html

GERMANY   Reception of DP07 Seewetter & Radio MiAmigo via Kall, Aug,21
0730-0800 on  9560 KLL 020 kW / non-dir to CeEu German DP07 Seewetter
0800-1200 on  9560 KLL 020 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sat/Sun Radio MiAmigo
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-dp07-seewetter-radio.html

GERMANY   Reception of Europa 24 via Datteln, Aug.21:
0640&0703 on  6150 DET 015 kW / non-dir to CeEu German
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-europa-24-via-datteln-aug21.html

GREECE   Random reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 & 11645 kHz, Aug.21:
0600-0800 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 Sunday liturgy
0600-0800 on 11645 AVL 100 kW / 182 deg to NoAf Greek tx#1 Sunday liturgy
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/random-reception-of-voice-of-greece-on_22.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01, Aug.21/22
0655-0750 on  9330 secret/hidden site (Bejucal) Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0755-0850 on  9065 secret/hidden site (Bejucal) Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0755-0833 on  9330 secret/hidden site (Bejucal) Spanish Aug.22, instead of 9065
0833-0850 on  9065 secret/hidden site (Bejucal) Spanish Mon Aug.22 as scheduled
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-cuban-spy-numbers-hm01.html

SECRETLAND vs SWAZILAND   Radio Biafra vs Trans World Radio Africa on Aug.21
from 1827 on 11700 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to WeAf English SPL Radio Biafra and
1800-1830 on 11700 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to EaAf Amharic Sun only TWR Africa:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/radio-biafra-vs-trans-world-radio.html

SECRETLAND(non)   SPL End Times Coming ETC Radio via Secretbrod, Aug,21
1801-1831 on 12075 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs English, ex 1802-1832UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/spl-end-times-coming-etc-radio-via.html

SECRETLAND vs RUSSIA   SPL Brother HySTAIRical vs Adygeyan Radio, Aug.21
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/spl-brother-hystairical-vs-adygeyan_20.html

SOUTH AFRICA   Good signal of South African Radio League, Aug.21
0800-0900 on 17660 MEY 250 kW / 019 deg to EaAf English Sun only
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/good-signal-of-south-african-radio.html


--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Agenda DX 22/08/2016

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Amanacer, Repubblica Dominicana (in SW) 6025 Khz (1987)

Log Roberto Pavanello

 1584 19/8 17.10 R. Studio X - Momigno IT ID e MX suff.
 5915 16/8 18.50 ZNBC - Lusaka Swahili talk suff.
 6230 15/8 16.50 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
 6268 13/8 19.20 R. Digital - EE ID e MX buono
 6285 13/8 08.30 R.Focus Int. - EE ID e MX buono
 6295 13/8 08.40 King SW - EE ID e MX buono
 6305 14/8 08.10 R. Merlin Int. - EE ID e MX buono
 6305 20/8 08.45 Skyline R. Germany - Tedesco ID e MX buono
 6875 15.8 18.15 R. Europe - IT ID e MX buono
 7120 15/8 16.30 R. Hargeisa - Somalo talk buono
 7700USB 08.35 Marconi R. Int. - IT ID e MX buono
 9526 15/8 18.30 Voice of Indonesia - Jakarta Tedesco NX buono
11700 15/8 17.15 TWR - Manzini Amarico predica buono
11750 15/8 17.20 Sri Lanka BC - Colombo Cingalese MX buono
11860 13/8 09.10 R. San'a - Arabo talk suff.
12065 19/8 17.00 R. Australia - Melbourne EE NX buono
15190 15/8 18.25 R. Pilipinas - Manila Filippino talk buono
15235 15/8 17.10 Channel Africa - Johannesburg EE talk about Zambia buono
15345 16/8 19.05 R.A.E. - Buenos Aires IT talk Olimpiadi buono
17765 13/8 16.30 Manara R. - Hausa talk buono


Roberto Pavanello
Verceli / Italia

Glenn Hauser logs August 20-21, 2016


** ALBANIA. 9854.97, Aug 21 at 0125, R. Tirana IS at S6 atop the humroar, but 0130 sign-on modulation level descends as usual below the humroar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 12065, Aug 20 at 1319, one third of Radio Australia is OFF again, fortunately for us the frequency beamed NNW to PNG (and, shhh! Europe). Still good on 12085 toward Alaska and very good on 9580 toward Oklahoma. The corresponding day frequency to 12065, 15415 is also off after 2100, Wolfgang Büschel notes: ``At 2115 UT Aug 20 and 0300 UT on Aug 21 15415 kHz channel TX is OFF AIR in this Australian morning. Only Radio Australia Shepparton 15240 and 17840 kHz on air, as usual.`` 

I haven`t bothered with 15415 monitoring here since it is always much weaker than 15240, altho often detectable when on. Until now: August 21 at 0544, no signal while 15240 and 17840 are both S7-S9 discussing LSD and other drugs.

12065, Aug 21 at 1319, now all three are on, this weakest one and // 9580, 12085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15320, Aug 21 at 1322, YL intros ``God Bless the USA`` song at S9+10 fading to S8, so a US station? No! It`s Reach Beyond, Australia, i.e. HQ in Colorado Springs. 1325 program was `Sounds of Hope with Samantha Landy` (sp?), address St George, Utah. 1328 Oz accents take over, `Our Daily Bread` bit somehow connecting Disneyland with their religion. NO ID, and 1330 into another Oz preacher. This is RBA`s main English broadcast, a sesquihour from 1300, 100 kW at 310 degrees, longpath? Much better than RA does here at similar angle on 12065, but from opposite side of continent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** BRAZIL. 9819.01, Aug 21 at 0121, JBA carrier measured here, i.e. Rádio Nove de Julho, which relays R. Aparecida most/all of the time. It`s been drifting way below 9820 for months, and has almost reached 9819. Until 0121 was covered up by Japan via Uzbekistan, q.v. All Brazilians are weaker than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Aug 21 at 1320, this RHC frequency is still AWOL in the mornings, while 15370 is inbooming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXL ISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9307-9320, 9337-9346, approx. ranges of R. Cairo 9315 blobmitter, August 21 at 0055, straddling S8-S9 9330+ WBCQ which lux out in the clear for extended UT Monday broadcast with YL gospel huxter after 0100, same at 0143 check. Approx. peaks and levels: 9315 at S9+10, 9343 at S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUYANA. 3290-, Aug 21 at 0152 and 0545 chex, for the record, NO signal from Voice of Guyana. It`s been off for several weeks, and may be another ex-SWBC country, unless they bring Jamie Labadia back to fix the transmitter again. Robert Wilkner in FL last logged it 2 July, and noted it missing since at least 14 July (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. UNIDENTIFIED. 10000, Aug 21 at 0110, S6 carrier with no modulation, but 0111 WWV tone JBA same as on 5000. No 10-second pips or Portuguese which would be Brazil. Unless a total intruder, I suspect WWVH had lost modulation. 0607 recheck, now WWV and WWVH are at equal levels on 10000, adding up to S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11670, Aug 21 at 0552, JBA carrier, possibly the AIR special Hajj service in Urdu, but nothing audible on // 15210, 15770. Why do I bother with such JBA logs? To spread the word in case others can hear them better. Jose Jacob tells us that this is in effect: ``from 13 Aug 2016 to 11 Oct 2016 0530-0600 UTC on 11670 Bengaluru, 15210 Panaji, 15770 Delhi``. But CNR2 from Beijing site is also on 11670, before, during, and after this semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9605, UT Sunday Aug 21 at 0136 I pause to listen to KBS World Radio Spanish hour via WHRI (which I normally avoid in protest to KBS` refusal to audiblize itself for us in English), as fan listener greetings by phone are being aired; must be mailbag show. Seems this is station`s 54th anniversary. Hugo Longhi in Rosario, Argentina; 0138 Juan Carlos Buscaglia also in Argentina; 0140 someone in Logroña, España who just got out of jail. Then Roberto in Miami. Show is hosted by 2 YLs, but one of them has to leave for an appointment. Then brings in three new program hostesses as of this year to introduce themselves, more YLs only, giving ages in late 20`s. Here`s more about this momentous occasion: 
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 13840v, Aug 21 at 0556, popmusic averaging S8, i.e. NHK in French as scheduled, but carrier is wobbling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, Aug 21 at 0132 immediately following Kim`s radiogramette, a 2-hour The Mighty KBC this week presents Doctor Eric with a lexure with SFX about farts, which he finds endlessly amusing. Such company Kim keeps! The Farty KBC? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Aug 21 at 0101, big S9+30 signal with blues music, surely Wolverine Radio – yes, as per quick ID at 0104, more music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, Aug 21 at 1200 UT, ID in Spanish from WKY, as a Cumulus station, pronouncing the call letters in English, and introducing the following ``programa pagado``, `Sunday Morning Magazine`, in English, YL interviewing YL about American Cancer Society, some fund-raising event involving dogs, relay-for-life. Also on 640 KWPN Moore, same show running about 10 seconds ahead. I thought this was a ``public service`` program, not a paid one, as they have lots of different guests from the community, not an infomercial (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 21 at 0105, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0104:48.5*, which is 12.5 seconds later than two nights ago, Aug 19 until 0104:36*, averaging 6.25 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 7295, Aug 20 at 1259, weak signal from R. Sakha, some music and talk, timesignal about 5 seconds late at 1300, and carrier goes off at 1302*. Other frequency 7345 at 1259 is blocked by Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 11945.045, Aug 21 at 0559, BBCWS promo at S4, 0601 news, but chopped off air at 0602:25* during Olympic news in English. Such time and frequency sloppiness smax of SENTECH or maybe UAE. Yes, HFCC shows it`s Meyerton at 0500-0600, 250 kW at 19 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 21 at 0115, S3 music, and 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:07, which is 10-11 seconds earlier than usual, and has sometimes happened before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770, Aug 21 at 0123, TRT Spanish music is ruined by rapid IADs at the rate of 5 times per second. But // 9870 is OK altho as always weaker, S6. One would have thought a same defective audio feed would have gone into both Emirler transmitters. 0131 recheck, 9770 is off the air, and then back on at S9 in pop music without the IADs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.974, Sat Aug 20 at 1645 tune-in, WWRB is already radiating Radio Munansi, and in English! And modulation is OK! No dropouts. Interview of man by woman, both American accented, about people in northern Uganda, something like Ocholiland? (maybe Kotido in the NE corner?) being exterminated by Pres. Muséveni who is waging war on that area. 1659 to hilife music running thru hourtop, 1706 starts lo-fi audio of news in English about Uganda; 1711 ``thank you for listening`` but goes into a fade, music. 1728 recheck, now in Luganda(?) mentioning ``shortwave``. 1805 is still weak; 1901 this week WWRB canned ID and off. To resume Sunday 1600-1900v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN GDIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: checking HLR 7265-CUSB between 1425 and 1450 UT Sat Aug 20 via UTwente SDR: no signal from this, China, or anything. Could anyone in Europe confirm whether it was on or not? Confirmed the Aug 20 Sat 2230 broadcast on WBCQ, checked at 2253 on 9330.021-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 21 at 0306 having just started a minute or two before, earlier than usual, on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO. Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, Sunday Aug 21 at 1207 UT, Qur`an vs KFAB, SAH of 48/minute [0.8 Hz] and another SAH depending on DX-398 orientation of 216/minute [3.6 Hz] involving a third station (New Mexico?). Qur`an is of course 50 kW KVTT Mineral Wells/Plano/Cleburne/The Metroplex TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Aug 21 at 1237 UT, KQAM Wichita talk has 156/minute [2.6 Hz] SAH from weaker S Asian music, so KBXD Dallas must still be stunting with that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 9820.0, Aug 21 at 0116, weak station, making me wonder if R. Nove de Julho, Brasil, has suddenly normalized its frequency? ZY signals are much weaker than usual on 9 and 11 MHz, so can`t make any // to 11935v or 9725v, other relayers of R. Aparecida or the latter itself on 11855v. Music into M&W conversation as I try to decide if it`s in Brazuguese. But off at 0121! Now uncovering much weaker R9J on 9819, see BRAZIL. HFCC shows I was really listening to NHK World Radio Japan in Hindi via Tashkent, here at 0059-0120 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, Aug 21 at 0120, VOV is still here, not 6175 as they believe in Hanoi, Vietnamese music as S9 via Woofferton UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Aug 21 at 1150 UT, JBA carrier looping WSW, not NW. I woke up around 1100 UT, finally gave up trying to resleep and checked prime Trans-Pacific DX pilot frequency just before 1155 UT sunrise here. So 3LO Melbourne very likely rather than NHK this time. Quickly stepping 9-kHz downwards, also found JBA carriers: 702 at 1155 UT from WSW, i.e. 2BL Sydney; 657 and 594 at 1156 UT which could also be Australia or NZ but not DFed. Too much 1550 splash on 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 820, Aug 21 at 1152 UT, romantic music in Spanish, 1154 segué, 1157 fade-out before any ID; has same slow SAH as in earlier log, which was 0.367 Hz, Aug 19 at 0535 UT. Per 2015 NRC AM Log, no US stations in Spanish, and hardly any stations at all, west of Fort Worth until WA and OR. So what Mexicans? Per IRCA Mexican Log 2015, geographically and formatically, this one would be XEDRD, Durango2, 10/0.5 kW. Only others in N/W Mexico are in Sinaloa and BCN. Parameters may have changed as any XE QRM to WBAP is unusual here. Durango sunrise not until 1236 UT, while in Enid it`s 1155 UT.

I was discounting XEABCA in Mexicali, which used to be news format, but what I heard jibes with this new log from John Wilkins, CO, in NRC IDXD: ``820 MEXICO XEABCA Mexicali, BC JUL 26 1135 - Segued vocals, occasional "Canal 820 ABC Radio" slogans; no ads or live announcements noted in about 30 minutes of monitoring. Good signal, always surprising for just 3500 watts. Alone on the frequency after WBAP fades away``. Too bad he didn`t clock the SAH with WBAP. Now I still need to catch such a slogan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 7297-USB, Aug 20 at 1303, after Sakha is off 7295, I notice a bunch of weak American hams rag-chewing in USB, not LSB, about gardening? Several interchanges with no calls given (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11738.13, Aug 21 at 0604, fast RTTY, unusual intruder, off at 0605* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17520.042, Aug 21 at 0550 barely audible talk. RFA Chinese via SAIPAN is at 03-07 plus CNR1 jamming, so which one would be this far off-frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1713 UT August 21

domenica 21 agosto 2016

RADIO FREE ASIA COMMEMORATES 20 YEARS OF BROADCASTING SEPTEMBER 2016

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces its 20th anniversary QSL. Bringing free press to closed societies, RFA’s first broadcast was in Mandarin on September 29, 1996 at 2100 UTC. RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation broadcasting news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. Acting as a substitute for indigenous free media, RFA concentrates coverage on events occurring in and/or affecting Burma, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, the People’s Republic of China, and Vietnam. RFA does not express editorial opinions but provides news, analysis, commentary, and cultural programming in the languages of the country of broadcast. This design is RFA’s 62nd QSL and is used to confirm all valid reception reports from September – December 2016.



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DX RE MIX NEWS # 963 from Georgi Bancov & Ivo Ivanov. Date: August 18, 2016
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ARMENIA   Reception of SM Radio International on August 13,
Ron O'Quinns Rock'N Roll Rewind-this is a transmitter test:
1800-2000 on 11845 ERV 100 kW / 305 deg to WeEu German/Eng.
Sorry for very bad strong electricity noise, on all bands!!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2016/08/reception-of-sm-radio-international-on.html

CHINA/MALI   China Radio International via Bamako on very ood frequency, Aug.12:
1600-1657 on 15124 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to CEAf Arabic, instead of nominal 15125
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/china-radio-international-via-bamako-on.html

EGYPT   UNIDentified station with Egyptian music on air, Aug.13
1010-1025 on  9400 unknown transmitter site, fair signal today:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_13.html

FRANCE   From Aug.8 no signal of R.Assenna and Eritrean Forum via TDF Issoudun:
Radio Assenna
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Thu/Sat
Eritrean Forum Medrek
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sun-Tue/Fri
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic Wed
1800-1900 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat
Was heard on 15245 KUJ 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu French/Korean Voice of Korea
Good signal of Radio Xoriyo via TDF Issoudun on August 12:
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/from-aug8-no-signal-of-rassenna-and.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Adal via TDF Issoudun, Aug.13
1500-1530 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Wed/Sat
1530-1600 on 15205*ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Wed/Sat
*co-ch BSKSA 15205 RIY 500 kW / 320 deg to WeEu Holy Quran at 1551UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-radio-adal-via-tdf_13.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Oromo Voice Radio via TDF Issoudun, Aug.13
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Afar Oromo Wed/Sat
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-oromo-voice-radio-via-tdf_13.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Assenna was back on air via TDF Issoudun on Aug.13
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Sat
BUT AGAIN NO SIGNAL of Eritrean Forum Medrek on Aug.13, as of Aug.6
1800-1900 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat, TX IS OFF!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2016/08/radio-assenna-was-back-on-air-via-tdf.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Publique Africaine via TDF Issoudun, Aug.13
1800-1830 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf Kirundi
1830-1900 on 15480 ISS 250 kW / 145 deg to SoAf French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-radio-publique-africaine_13.html

GERMANY   Reception of Deutscher Wetterdienst on Aug.12-13:
2004-2030 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German CUSB
0604-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-deutscher-wetterdienst-on.html

GERMANY   Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, Aug.13
1030-1100 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/evangelische-missions-gemeinden-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR Nauen, Aug.13
1200-1230 on 15320 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat
1600-1630 on 13750 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to EaEu Russian Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-missionswerk_13.html

GERMANY(non)   Good signal of HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Nauen, Aug.13
1530-1602 on 13800 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Russian Sat
1602-1630 on 13800 NAU 100 kW / 100 deg to CeAs Chechen Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/good-signal-of-hcjb-voice-of-andes-via_13.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo via MBR Issoudun, Aug.13
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-via-mbr_13.html

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420, 9935 & 11645, Aug.12-13:
Aug.12
from 1900 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
from 2000 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
Aug.13
till 0355 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to ENAm Greek tx#3
till 0355 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 323 deg to ENAm Greek tx#1
from 0400 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3
from 0400 on 11645#AVL 100 kW / 182 deg to NoAf Greek tx#1
#0430-0557UT strong co-ch Radio Dabanga in Arabic via SMG.
VOGreece on 9420 & 11645 off air around 0909UTC on Aug.13!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/voice-of-greece-on-9420-9935-11645.html

GREECE   Greek Mediumwave Pirate on Shortwave, Aug.13
0900-1000 on 9719v kHz or 6th harmonic of 1620v kHz:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/greek-mediumwave-pirate-on-shortwave.html

GUINEA   Reception of Radio Guinea Conakry, Aug.12-13:
1605-1740 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French
from 0630 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French
Probably shortwave schedule of Radio Guinea is 06-24UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-radio-guinea-conakry-aug12.html

GUAM   Frequency changes of Adventist World Radio KSDA from Aug.11:
0000-0030 NF 17870 SDA 250 kW / 270 deg to SEAs Thai,  ex 11925 TRM
1300-1330 NF 11695 SDA 250 kW / 270 deg to SEAs Khmer, ex 15150 TRM
1530-1600 NF 15215 SDA 100 kW / 285 deg to SoAs Hindi, ex 11990 TRM
2300-2400 NF 15215 SDA 100 kW / 330 deg to EaAs Chinese,x 15625 TRM
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/frequency-changes-of-adventist-world.html

ITALY   On Aug.15 Marconi Radio International celebrates the first
anniversary since it returned back on SW-Special Ferragosto Broadcast
0800-1000 on  7700 unknown secret tx site to Eu various languages USB
1030-1530 on 15025 unknown secret tx site to Eu various languages USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/marconi-radio-int-celebrates-first.html

SECRETLAND vs RUSSIA   SPL Brother HySTAIRical vs Adygeyan Radio on Aug.12:
1800-1900 on  6000*ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Ad/Ar/Tu Mon Adygeyan Radio
1800-1900 on  6000*ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri Adygeyan Radio
1900-2000 on  6000*ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun Adygeyan Radio
*strong co-ch 6000 SCB 050 kW / 015 deg to EaEu English Brother HySTAIRical
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/spl-brother-hystairical-vs-adygeyan.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Some changes of SPL Secretbrod
End Times Coming ETC Radio Ex-Catholics For Christ, missing on Aug.12
1802-1832 on 12075 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs English, zero signal!
Brother HySTAIRical
1300-1600 on 11700*SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf English, ex 1300-1700
1900-2100 on  9800#SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, ex 1800-2100
* to avoid TWR Africa in various from 1630UTC
# to avoid Radio Cairo in Turkish from 1800UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/some-changes-of-spl-secretbrod.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio City via SPL Secretbrod, Aug.13
0800-0900 on  9510 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu German Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/irrs-radio-city-via-spl-secretbrod-aug13.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti via SPL Secretbrod on August 13
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat, from 1515UT dead air
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/irrs-radio-warra-wangeelaa-ti-via-spl_13.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Updated schedule of SPL Brother HySTAIRical, Aug.13
1300-1650 on  9400#SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri
1300-1450 on  9400#SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat*
1300-1420 on  9400#SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sun^
1300-1600 on 11700#SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf English
1300-1655 on 11810#SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English
1805-2100 on  6000 SCB 050 kW / 015 deg to EaEu English
1900-2100 on  9800 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English
1900-2100 on 12075 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to ENAm English
# LIVE Sabbath Service every Saturday after 1400UTC or 1000AM EST
* change of frequency to 15515 at 1500UT Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti
^ change of frequency to 15205 at 1430UT Pan American Broadcasting
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/updated-schedule-of-spl-brother.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Radio Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol on August 12:
1600-1630 on  7575 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri Radio Ranginkaman
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-radio-rainbow-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Voice of Spring via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, August 12
1730-1800 on  7495 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi Thu/Fri Sedoye Bahar:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-voice-of-spring-via.html

USA   Fair signal of WINB Red Lion, Aug.13:
0300-0400 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/usa-fair-signal-of-winb-red-lion-aug13.html

USA   Updated shortwave schedule WINB Red Lion effective Aug.14:
1100-1200 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sun#
1200-2000 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sat/Sun
1700-1900 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Mon-Fri*
1900-1945 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Mon-Fri
1945-2000 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm Eng/Spa Mon-Thu
1945-2000 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Fri
2000-2230 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
2230-2300 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm Spanish Mon
2230-2300 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Tue-Sun
2300-2400 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
0000-0300 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
0300-0400 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Wed-Mon#
# changes; * relay Brother HySTAIRical The Overcomer Ministry
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2016/08/updated-shortwave-schedule-winb-red.html

USA   Frequency change of WHRI Angel 2 from Aug.7
0500-0600 NF  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat-Thu, ex 11635
0500-0515 NF  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu French  Friday,  ex 11635
0515-0600 NF  9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Friday,  ex 11635
0600-0800 on  7355 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Brother HySTAIRical
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/frequency-change-of-whri-angel-2-from.html

USA   Audio problem of WWRB Global 2 with African Mx & Radio Munansi, Aug.13
1600-1700 on 15240 WRB 115 kW / 045 deg to ENAm African Music Sat/Sun
1700-1900 on 15240 WRB 115 kW / 045 deg to ENAm Luganda/English Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/audio-problem-of-wwrb-global-2-with.html

YEMEN(non)   Fair signal of Republic of Yemen Radio, Aug.13
0600-0900 on 11860 JED 050 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/fair-signal-of-republic-of-yemen-radio.html

http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/dx-re-mix-news-963.html


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

AIR Urdu service noted on 7040 kHz


Last night (19 Aug 2016) from around 1600 UTC AIR Urdu Service was noted very clearly on 7040 kHz. Maybe wrong freq instead of 7520 which is scheduled but was not heard then. By 1615 UTC frequency drifted to lower side with distorted audio.

Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
National Institute of Amateur Radio
Hyderabad, India Mobile: +91 94416 96043
www.qsl.net/vu2jos

Log Manuel Méndez

AUSTRALIA
4835, VL8A, Alice Springs, NT, 1857-1935, 20-08, English, comments, at 1930: "ABC News". 14321.

9580, Radio Australia, Shepparton, 0945-1003, 20-08, English, comments, at 1000 identification, news. 24322.

BRAZIL, 11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0926-1015- 20-08, Portuguese, comments, Brazilian songs. 14321.

FINLAND, 25000, Time Signal Station Mikes, Espoo, 1001-1012, 20-08, time signals, beep with second and silent at second 59. 14321.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, 1915-1933, 20-08, Spanish, comments. Very weak, best in LSB. 14321.

GERMANY, 6150, Europa 24, Datteln, 0650-0705, 21-08, Music, German, comments, Id. "Europa Vierundzwanzig", news. 24322.

GUINEA CONAKRY, 9650,  Radio Guinea Conakry, *0557-0615, 20-08, African songs French and Vernacular comments.  34433.

MALI, 5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, *0559-0615, 20-08, tuning music, French, identification, comments. 14321.

NIGERIA, 7255, Voice of Nigeria, Ikorodu, *0558-0612, 20-08, tuning music, identification: "Nigeria", Hausa, comments. 34433.



Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Lugo
Sony ICF SW 7600G, cable antenna, 8 meters

Studio DX 686 - 21/08/2016

SWLDXBulgaria News Aug.20

AZERBAIJAN   Weak signal of Ictimai Radio or Voice of Justice on Aug.20:
from 1030 on  9676.9 unknown tx/unknown to CeAs, broadband FM modulation
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/weak-signal-of-ictimai-radio-or-voice.html

CUBA   Good signal of Radio Habana Cuba, Aug.20
from 1100 on 11760 BAU 100 kW / non-dir to NCAm Spanish
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/good-signal-of-radio-habana-cuba-aug20.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Adal via TDF Issoudun, Aug.20
1500-1530 on 15205 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Arabic Wed/Sat
1530-1600 on 15205*ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Wed/Sat
*co-ch BSKSA 15205 RIY 500 kW / 320 deg to WeEu Holy Quran at 1550UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-radio-adal-via-tdf_20.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio City via SPL Secretbrod, Aug.20
0800-0900 on  9510 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu German Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/irrs-radio-city-via-spl-secretbrod-aug20.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti via SPL Secretbrod, Aug.20
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/irrs-radio-warra-wangeelaa-ti-via-spl_20.html

U.K.(non)   Radio ERGO and TWR Africa via BaBcoCk Dhabayya on August 20
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali Daily Radio ERGO
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun TWR Africa
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/radio-ergo-and-twr-africa-via-babcock_20.html

USA   Weak signal of WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio, Aug.20
from 1100 on 11520 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/weak-signal-of-wewn-1-global-catholic.html

USA(non)   Reception of Voice of America, Aug.20
1100-1130 on 15715 GB  250 kW / 094 deg to WCAf French Sat
1100-1130 on 17740 SMG 250 kW / 184 deg to WCAf French Sat
1100-1130 on 17850 BOT 100 kW / 350 deg to WCAf French Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-voice-of-america-aug20.html


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Special DRM transmission from Ascension Island – Sunday 28th August 2016

DRM will be part of a big anniversary on a small island in the Atlantic Ocean. On 28th of August at 1155 GMT Babcock International will ensure a special BBC digital transmission on 21715 kHz from the BBC Atlantic Relay station, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the BBC’s first short-wave radio broadcast from Ascension Island.
Since 1966, the Atlantic Relay station has broadcast BBC World Service programmes to Africa and South America, and to this day, continues to broadcast over 250 programme hours every week to East and West Africa in English, French, Hausa and Somali.
The two hour-transmission on 21715 kHz will start with the old, special sound of Bow Church Bell in east London, the sound of which, even if in DRM this time,  will remind older listeners of the BBC broadcasts of many decades ago. The 21-hour transmission will be the regular BBC programmes for West and South Africa and will end at 1400.
DRM – Digital Radio Mondiale, is an international digital radio standard designed by broadcasters, for broadcasters, in co-operation with transmitter and receiver manufacturers. DRM is a high quality digital replacement for analogue radio broadcasting in the AM and FM bands.
This special transmission will be sent with greetings from Ascension Island’s BBC and Babcock International staff and visitors, who will be celebrating half a century of sterling broadcasting on August 28th.

Agenda DX 21/08/2016

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio El Mundo, Bolivia (in SW) 6015 Khz (1986)

sabato 20 agosto 2016

Another special broadcast of shortwaveservice on 26 August

According to the shortwaveservice schedule there will be another special broadcast from Gavar on 26 August from 1200-1400 UTC on 15195 kHz directed to Japan - Paul Walker's The Classics Experience in English.

SWLDXBulgaria News Aug.19

ARGENTINA   Weak signal of Radio Argentina Exterior, Aug.19
1100-1200 on 15344vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to EaAs Japanese Mon-Fri
1200-1300 on 15344vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to SoAm Portuguese Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/weak-signal-of-radio-argentina-exterior.html

CANADA   Gander Radio Volmet, Aug.19
0825-0830 on 10051 USB in English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/gander-radio-volmet-aug19.html

EGYPT   UNIDentified station with Egyptian music on air, Aug.19
1129-1140 on  9600 unknown transmitter site, fair signal today:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/unidentified-station-with-egyptian_20.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo via TDF Issoudun, Aug.19
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-via-tdf_20.html

GERMANY   Reception of Deutscher Wetterdienst, Aug.19
1204-1230 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-deutscher-wetterdienst.html

GERMANY   Reception of DP07 Seewetter, Aug.19
1200-1230 on  9560 KLL 020 kW / non-dir to CeEu German
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-dp07-seewetter-aug19.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR NAuen, Aug.19
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Afar Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_20.html

PALAU   Reception of Radio Que Me via WHRI T8WH Angel 3, Aug.19
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-radio-que-me-via-whri-t8wh.html

SECRETLAND vs RUSSIA   SPL Brother HySTAIRical vs Adygeyan Radio on Aug.19:
1800-1900 on  6000*ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Ad/Ar/Tu Mon Adygeyan Radio
1800-1900 on  6000*ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri Adygeyan Radio
1900-2000 on  6000*ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun Adygeyan Radio
*strong co-ch 6000 SCB 050 kW / 015 deg to EaEu English Brother HySTAIRical
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/spl-brother-hystairical-vs-adygeyan_20.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation on Aug.19:
1630-1830 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala, relay City FM
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_20.html

U.K.(non)   Weak signal of Radio Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol on August 19:
1600-1630 on  7575 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri Radio Ranginkaman
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/weak-signal-of-radio-rainbow-via.html

U.K.(non)   Weak signal of Voice of Spring via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Aug.19
1730-1800 on  7495 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi Thu/Fri Sedoye Bahar
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/08/weak-signal-of-voice-of-spring-via.html


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73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire

Glenn Hauser logs August 19-20, 2016


** ASCENSION [and non]. 21780, Aug 19 at 1347, very weak talk and music is the OSOB on 13m. Aoki shows this hour is DW Hausa via UAE, but EiBi shows Ascension. HFCC confirms that on August 5, ASC replaced DHA, which makes it more audible here. Most of the time, the OSOB is a weak 21675 WRMI with Radio Africa service, but can`t even detect its JBA carrier until 1419 when 21780 is over. WHRI is also allegedly on 21600, longer hours on weekends but seldom noted here any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** AUSTRALIA. 9580 & 12085 & 12065, Aug 19 at 1320 check, Radio Australia is also back on its night frequencies. It seems there is plenty of evidence the sesquiweek outage was ``audience research`` rather than just necessary maintenance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15100, Aug 20 at 0008, only a few signals on 19m, so I dig into a JBA carrier here to uplook later: CRI Beijing site in Hakka, 500 kW, 165 degrees, on air 23-02 also in two other minority languages. For CIRAF 50 which is basically the Philippines (and o yes, the South China Sea west of there under occupation by ChiCom imperialism).

17560, Aug 20 at 0006, stronger signal than 15100, likely CNR1 jammer rather than target VOA Chinese via Philippines this hour only. I made a quick scan between 16 and 19m but found no WOOB jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA [non?]. 9650, Aug 20 at 0018, very poor S3 signal in talk, Conakry on later than usual 0000v*? Better be sure it`s not in Japanese, which is Voice of Korear scheduled until 0020* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Aug 19 at 1833 and other chex, no signal from MWV, gone again from this APR English broadcast. Propagation seems normal, i.e. pitiful, but with weak signals from Spain on 17705, 17855, America on 17765, 17775, 17790, 17815. Anyway I`ve added 17640 to the BST-1 caradio memory bank in case it come back during that one useful hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.925, Aug 19 at 0558, VON is S9+20 with tuning signal of percussion cacophony, one of the neatest ones, and this time comes thru unscathed and fully modulated; 0600 YL exclaims ``Nigeria``, opening Hausa hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: confirmed Friday Aug 19 at 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, VG. Also confirmed Fri Aug 19 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.029, poor. Next:
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND 
Sat 1400   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430   HLR  7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.0, UT Sat Aug 20 from 0100, WBCQ with live `Allan Weiner Worldwide`. ``I don`t get Terry Blakely. He burned out my damn plate transformer``, explaining the outage on 9330 Tuesday night. Interrupted by phone calls from regulars, even tho he hasn`t invited them or given out the number yet. Discusses how all transmitters smell different, and first thing he does when going into building to find out what`s wrong, is sniff. He found 9330 with all breakers tripped; turned them back on and it blew up, due to a short in the 10 kW intermediate stage plate transformer, grounding it. Finally got back on air with backup transmitter and rhombic. Is almost positive WBCQ is the only AM-FM-SW combo station in the USA; and also ``trimulcasting`` on 7490, 5130, 3250 tonight. 5130- barely audible here in noise and not synch; 3250v not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, Aug 20 at 0030, Jeff White introducing WRMI`s special digital broadcast for HFCC demonstration, another repeat of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Aug 19 at 2000, KVOH is still on air with devotional in Spanish, and also past 2028. Another Friday, another extended transmission beyond nominal 1900*. Program grid finally updated as of Aug 1 still claims to broadcast M-F 1400-1900 UT only on 17775.
and finally admits that 9975 in English at 01-04 daily is ``temporarily suspended`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 820, Aug 19 at 0535, Spanish music showing with WBAP nulled as much as possible, making very slow 22/minute SAH or 0.367 Hz, probably Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report despatched at 0440 UT August 20

Agenda DX 20/08/2016

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Sistema de Emisora Progreso, Ecuador 5060 Khz
Radio Maranon, Perù 4835 Khz (1977)
Radio Cultura do Bahia, Brasile 9545 Khz (1951)
Radio Caracol Bucaramanga, Colombia 4845 Khz (1934)
WWJ, Michigan 950 Khz (1920)

venerdì 19 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 18-19, 2016


** AUSTRALIA. 17840, Aug 18 at 2257 tune-in, open S9+10 carrier, 2257:49, JIP RA programming, tail end of `Pacific Beat`, 2300 News theme and news, top story about Oz` mistreatment of refugees from Asia interned in Papua New Guinea. RA is back! Also audible on much weaker 15240. Tnx to John Figliozzi who told the DXLD yg at 2040:

``This from RA: "Thank you for your email. We are working towards restoring the services this coming Friday at 9am Sydney time. Kind Regards, ABC Reception Advice" 9 am Friday in Sydney is 7 pm Thursday in NY; 2300 GMT/UT``.

Now the question is, if this was just an extended sesquiweek of scheduled maintenance, why were they so coy about it, not just saying so with advance warning and assuring us when they would resume? As theorized, they may well have also taken the opportunity to assess their undesirable audience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 950, Aug 19 at 0141 as I am bandscanning in LSB mode avoiding local 960 KGWA, ``RR`` in MCW, i.e. R. Reloj, and again a minute later at 0142:03 a bit late after ToM; that`s all I can hear from it, really cutting thru the Yanqui QRM. This would be the 10 kW flagship CMBD in Arroyo Arenas, Habana, rather than the duplicate down-island at Camagüey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11840, Aug 19 at 0120, RHC is open carrier/dead air at S4, so the JBA spurs on 11830 and 11850 must be too. While 11760 is loud at S9+15, and 11670 overmodulated but less splattery than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9304-9333, 9338-9351, with peaks circa 9315 (fundamental), and 9325, Aug 19 at 0107, R. Cairo blobmitter is really, really dirty tonight, and that`s saying something, the rapid pulsing roarbuzz audible thru these ranges at varying levels. 9330 WBCQ already off but this would have QRMed it before 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Aug 18 at 1824 quick check on R75, MWV is still on here, good APR signal in English, from the antipodes, item about Woodrow Wilson. Later in hour, however, trying the G8 inside a restaurant`s east window, no show, tho I can normally get 17530 VOA GB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Aug 19 at 0136 UT, loud C&W music at S9+15, so KGYN Guymon has again failed to null toward Philadelphia and us at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 11650, Aug 19 at 0122, RSO is S7 with Qur`an on its unscheduled overnight frequency, and lucks out with 11670 RHC splatter not reaching down this far (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980.02, Aug 19 at 0101, R. Chaski is stronger than usual, S8 but at least that much storm noise too; can tell there is some talk modulation, not just a JBA carrier, until autocutoff at 0104:36*, which is 46 seconds later than last catch one week ago, Aug 12 until 0103:50*, or averaging 6.57 seconds later each night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 19 at 0115:18, two pips of mis-timesignal, right on mis-schedule, JB audible after SLBC music prélude, S2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: confirmed Thursday August 18 at 2100 on WRMI, 13695, VG. Also confirmed Thu Aug 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.2-CUSB, fair on the PL-880. Next:
Fri 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND 
Sat 1400   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430   HLR  7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105-, Aug 19 at 0116, WTWW-3 is S3 vs CODAR and as far as I can tell dead air, its prime format; propagation not so good tonight as 9475- WTWW-1 with PPPP is only S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.76, Aug 19 at 0154, WRNO is S9+35 with gospel huxter, not varying perceptibly in the brief time I can stand it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 920, Aug 19 at 0143 UT, silly baseball game is dominant and from E/W. Unusual since KYFR IA with a lobe toward us from the NNE, is normally #1 on 920 at night. Plenty of mentions of player names, but takes a while to figure out the teams among several mentioned: San Antonio Missions vs Arkansas Travelers. Therefore it must be KARN Little Rock, which is 5/5 U2, ND daytime but supposed to be a circle tangent to southwest at night, i.e. very little signal this way. Official site of the Travs, confirms such a match tonight,
but seems to say nothing about a radio network; perhaps KARN is the only outlet? All games seem to be on MiLB TV, and some have an audio icon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9375-USB, Aug 19 at 0109, Spanish 2-way, and some more much weaker circa 9333, noticed while checking out the Cairo 9315 spurs, in an area I don`t normally find them. Whether to consider them intruders depends on where you locate the lower boundary of the 9 MHz exclusive broadcast band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0341 UT August 19

Special DRM transmission celebrating 50th Anniversary of SW broadcast from Ascension Island

Special DRM transmission from Ascension Island – Sunday 28th August 2016

DRM will be part of a big anniversary on a small island in the Atlantic Ocean. On 28th of August at 1155 GMT Babcock International will ensure a special BBC digital transmission from the BBC Atlantic Relay station on 21715 kHz, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the BBC’s first short-wave radio broadcast from Ascension Island.

Since 1966, the Atlantic Relay station has broadcast BBC World Service programmes to Africa and South America, and to this day, continues to broadcast over 250 programme hours every week to East and West Africa in English, French, Hausa and Somali.

The two hour-transmission will start with the old, special sound of Bow Church Bell in east London, the sound of which, even if in DRM this time,  will remind older listeners of the BBC broadcasts of many decades ago. The 2-hour transmission will be the regular BBC programmes for West and South Africa and will end at 1400.

This special transmission  will be sent with greetings from Ascension Island’s BBC and Babcock International staff and visitors, who will be celebrating half a century  of sterling broadcasting on August 28th.

(Ruxandra Obreja, Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium Chairman)

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Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi, India