martedì 25 luglio 2017

Agenda DX 25/07/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Fides, Costarica 1040 Khz (1952)
Radio Los Llanos, Venezuela 1330 Khz (1962)
Radio Buenas Nuevas, Guatemala 4800 Khz (1987)
Radio Juvenil, Cuba (1986)
Radio Universidade Catòlica, Brasile 1160 Khz (1967)
CKCM, Grand Falls, Canada 620 Khz (1962)
HD210A, Ecuador 3810-5000-7600 Khz (1977)

lunedì 24 luglio 2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, July 24

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini, July 24
1557-1627 on 15105 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to SoAf Kirundi Mon-Fri, weak:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya on July 24
1200-1230 on 15215.1 DHA 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAs Tibetan, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock-al_24.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BaBcoCk BBC Kranji on July 24
1300-1345 on 11685 SNG 250 kW / 315 deg to SoAs Bengali, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-babcock-bbc_24.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Trincomalee on July 24
1415-1428 on  9775*TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs English Mon, fair/good
*CNR2 on same 9775 BEI 150 kW / 270 deg to EaAs Chinese, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_24.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Tashkent on July 24
1500-1530 on  9390 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Bengali, fair/good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_14.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BaBcoCk Tashkent on July 24
1530-1600 on  9600 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Hindi, fair sinal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-babcock_24.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio, Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Woofferton, July 24
1700-1830 on 15260 WOF 250 kW / 105 deg to N/ME Arabic, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/feba-radio-radio-sama-via-babcock_24.html

USA   New program via WRMI Okeechobee tx#1 & tx#6 from July 24 - The Power Hour:
2200-1200 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English tx#01 BSTOM as scheduled
1200-1500 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English tx#01, 3 hours extension
1200-1500 on  9395 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to ENAm English tx#06, instead of Oldies
Each hour started with 5 minutes VOA News in English, confirmed via SDR's in USA
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/new-program-power-hour-via-wrmi.html


--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire
Web: http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

Glenn Hauser logs July 23-24, 2017

** COLOMBIA. 6010.103 varying slightly, July 24 at 0419, weak talk S9 but vs OK storm noise, and music splash from 6000 RHC, M&W alternating. Listening closely, I realize that the W is in English and the M in Spanish, so one is translating the other, presumably a sermon. Guess which is the originator? From La Voz de tu Conciencia. Meanwhile there is nothing circa 5910+ from the other HJDH, Alcaraván Radio, which I have not heard for some time beyond a sometimes JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670 // more distorted over-modulated 11760, UT Monday July 24 at 0135, RHC opening `En Contacto` DX program. I`m catching its last airing this week, since the weekly automatic promos for it on the noticiasdx yg keep alleging that Manolo de la Rosa is hosting it, but I thought he had retired(?). 

YL opens it without identifying herself, nor the `Profesor` who soon comes on from his home studio, but obviously Coro. He admits that his topic is based on something he already covered in English on DXers Unlimited. He calls her Marta, so indirectly we know them both. Ho hum, first topic of conversation back and forth is the 56th [? Or 58?] anniversary of RHC`s first major transmitter, from Switzerland, which went on air in late 1959 on 11760, a frequency which they have retained ever since. [No, I think that didn`t happen until 1961g, which would make 56 correct!] 

Then she mentions a graphic about solar flux which Claudio Gálaz forwarded from the GRA group. Claudio, who writes in very correct Spanish, never puts an accent on his first A, so I always pronounce him gah-LAHSS --- which is correct? Anyhow, it`s clear that Arnie, who thinks it`s fine that other DX programs should be jammed, is now the main voice of the Spanish as well as English RHC DX programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5965, July 24 at *1300, very poor signal starts with YL talking and Shiokaze music from JSR JAPAN. Ron Howard says it moved back here from 7215 on July 21, and North Korean jamming started the next day. Presumably English still on Thursdays only, but far too long after sunrise here a sesquihour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PRIDNESTROVYE. 9900, July 24 at 0113 algo very poor talk. EiBi shows it must be TWR via ``Moldova``, 0045-0115 M-F in Hindi, to be followed by another 15 minutes in different languages, ``NE`` on Mondays, which probably means Nepali (other weekdays: Dzongka, Hindi, or Tibetan) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 24 at 0113:30, JBA carrier is already on from SLBC. I frequently check for this when around a radio at the right time, but it never gets any better than this. I strain to detect a mis-timesignal from 11 to 19 seconds past 0115 as used to be possible, but no luck yet, just too weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1887 monitoring: GERMANY Reception of HLR relays on 9485-CUSB, July 23: Hamburger Lokalradio
World of Radio#1886 [sic], 1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-hlr-relays-on-9485cusb_23.html
-- 73! (Ivo Ivanov, Sofia, Bulgaria, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Well I hope it was really latest 1887 (gh)

WOR 1887 also confirmed by gh, Sunday July 23 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, good! Also confirmed UT Monday July 24 at 0310 on Area 51 webcast about Ian McFarland, which is up to 7 minutes in, so started about 0303; also via WBCQ 5129.83v-AM still going at 0329 about Somalia, very poor in noise level. Also confirmed UT Monday July 24 from 0330 on WRMI 9955, fair. Next:

Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   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, Monday July 24 at 1306, checking for `The Power Hour` on WWCR --- it`s gone! Replaced by some gospel huxter. This was and is a huge signal here, so TPH now must be sought on inferiors. 

9395 // 9495, July 24 from 1305 adstring, via WRMIs and at 1308 TPH resumes with guest on the line, guess who, Jeff White! Apparently had been on the previous hour too. Now talking about a $3 SW radio in Nigeria for which he paid $10, not negotiating, but cheap! Host is named Daniel (what?). Taking lots of calls for this SW expert. 

First one says he remembers Jeff White ``from the Glenn Hauser days``! Complains that 7780 and 9395 are not well received in Arizona, wants better frequency for there, and possibly nighttime repeat. Jeff says 7730 is beamed that way [285 degrees] but does not commit to it. Dan says they are looking into getting a repeat on WRMI. Caller says can listen to TPH via phone on 605-522-4092. At 1325 Dan says ``WWCR pulled the rug out from us``, meaning the cancellation of 7490. 

WWCR pdf program schedule still dated July 1 and still shows TPH with Joyce Riley (! Will she continue to broadcast from the grave?) on both WWCR-2 7490 and WWCR-3 13845, M-F at 7-10 am Central and still misconverted to 13-16 UT.

So are they still on 13845? Can`t tell, not propagating yet, but indeed on new // 7780 from WRMI, but very poor. 9455, which often gets overlooked, and is still not shown with TPH on the WRMI grid, averages slightly better than 9395, but both are fading down in sunshine. 9455 interrupted at 1330 for canned WRMI ID, and adstring. At 1333, 13845 WWCR has temporarily faded in at S9+10, probably tnx sporadic E. Paranoid caller asks about feds having a black box at SW stations to take over their programming. Jeff says no, SW stations are exempt from EAS. At 1337, 13845 has faded down again. At 1339, Bob Biermann calls in from his north-Georgia pulpit, goes on for some time. At 1345 all frequencies are poor here, and I listen to KOSU/NPR rest of the hour. 

At 1400, 9395 and best 9455 are cribbing VOA News. I should think TPH types would be horrified by government news; will it last? 7780 is a JBA carrier, 13845 inaudible; and 7490 is calling for hymn #824 to be sung. Always a 3-minute adstring at 5 past the hour, 1405-1408 until TPH resumes, Jeff still guest. At 1409 YL gives sked as 7-10 am [CDT] on 7780, 9395; 7-8 am on another(?), 7-10 am on 13845. I`m about to give up at 1411 when all are weak, but at 1412 find 7780 is suddenly in at good level. Did WRMI switch from a NE to NW antenna? Now shows on grid as TPH, 1200-1500*, still #1 at 44 degrees toward Europe. 6m Es map shows I am likely getting more temporary sporadic-E enhancement from FL. Next a caller with bad echo --- turn your radio down! He is not instructed. He recommends pre-selectors and DSP to improve reception. At 1420.5 another 4-minute ad break introduced. 1430.0 again interrupted for WRMI ID and ads. And so it goes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, July 24 at 0121, WTWW-1 is absent from both possible frequencies. All other QRGs empty too: 5085, 9930, 12105.

5830 July 24 at 0416 check, now WTWW-1 is on here, as usual suptorted but S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, July 24 at 0121, WWRB is dead air instead of Brother Stair --- quite an improvement. Means day frequency 9370 is already off. But WWRB`s only other frequency, 5050 is also off, if it had been on before 0100 this UT Monday? It`s other gospel huxters, UT Sun-Mon-Tue only starting circa 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1460, July 24 at 0132 UT, YL speaking calmly in Asian language really stands out --- not Mandarin, but seems tonal, maybe Cantonese, Vietnamese, Cambodian or even Myanmarianese? At the moment atop some CCI in Spanish, maybe still KZUE in OK. Loops about 170/350 degrees on the DX-398, so I bet it is something from the multi-ethnic Houston market. Also makes fast SAH circa 10 Hz with algo. At 0140 UT, language disappears, replaced by Home Depot, Lowe`s ads in English, then ``Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN-Radio at Wrigley Field`` (likely KXPN Kearney NE, 5000/56 watts U1).

Later checking NRC AM Log, the obvious answer: KBRZ, Missouri City TX, 5000/125 U1, but applied for 10000/125 U5. FCC AM Query now does not show any such app. However, KBRZ FCC sunset in July is 0130 UT, so they were a bit late dropping power; August: 0100* UT.

Physical address in Houston, ETHnic format, ``International Language Radio``, per NRC. Radio-locator instead calls it ``Sangeet Radio``,
http://www.sangeetradio.com/
which pretends 95.1 FM is its only frequency, but which is really just a measly translator, K236AR per NRC Log. A.k.a. on website ``No. 1 Desi Hit Music Station``.

Program sked for ``Weekend`` (so Sat & Sun are identical?) shows 6-9 pm [CDT = UT -5] `Zeeshan ON AIR` with the ``RJ``, Zeeshan Ishaq. She(?) is not among the RJs (which means?) in the ``Profiles`` photo gallery. We still don`t know what language this involves, no doubt obvious to the ethnix. ``About Us`` at
http://www.sangeetradio.com/?page_id=10
still does not enlighten us, but says KBRZ caters to all South Asians. So who is Zeeshan Ishaq? Searching on that seemingly unique name gets lots of hits, at least top-10 at linkedin. Adding KBRZ to search gets to this one:

http://zeeshanonair.com/schedule/
indicating it`s a guy who plays Bollywood music, far from what I was hearing. Also linx to his FB
https://www.facebook.com/Zeeshan-On-Air-951-FM-1460-AM-626258387450241/
where it`s clear he is a Pakistani Moslem, backing Azad Kashmir against Indian occupation. So maybe he had this woman guest talking on his show when I heard it, in Punjabi? Urdu? But those are not tonal,  I think. 

I don`t find any other ETH stations near here that I might have been hearing; altho there are plenty of SS on 1460 around the country, KBRZ is in fact the only ETH of the 69 North American stations on 1460 in the NRC AM Log 2016-2017. It seems I had not logged KBRZ since August and February 2012, also a bit iffy. Missouri City is on the SW corner of Houston beyond Loop 8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1750 UT July 24

Propagation outlook from Boulder

:Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Jul 24 0308 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 17 - 23 July 2017

Solar activity was at low levels on 17-19 Jul and very low levels on
20-23 Jul. Region 2665 (S06, L=111, class/area Ekc/710 on 09 Jul)
produced the strongest flare of the period, a C2 flare observed at
19/0007 UTC from around the west limb. Region 2666 (N13, L=103,
class/area Cro/030 on 13 Jul) was mostly quiet as it decayed to
plage before rotating around the west limb. No Earth-directed CMEs
were observed in available coronagraph imagery.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
high levels throughout the summery period. A maximum flux of 13,630
pfu was observed at 19/1755 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to G2 (Moderate)
geomagnetic storm levels throughout the reporting period. On 17 Jul,
the continuing influence of a CME caused quiet to active conditions
with an isolated period of G2 (Moderate) storm levels reported
during the 1500-1800 UTC synoptic period. Waning CME effects led to
quiet to unsettled conditions on 18 Jul. Conditions were quiet on 19
Jul through early on 20 Jul. Late on 20 Jul conditions reached
unsettled as a solar sector boundary crossing (SSBC) became
geoeffective. An isolated period of active was observed during the
0000-0300 UTC synoptic period on 21 July as total magnetic field
strength (Bt) increased to near 10 nT. Following the SSBC was a
co-rotating interaction region (CIR), causing solar wind speeds to
increase from around 450 km/s to a peak of 800 km/s observed at
21/1804 UTC. With the exception of G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm
conditions observed during the 22/0900-1200 UTC synoptic period,
quiet to active conditions were observed through the remainder of
the period under the influence of positive polarity CH HSS.

FORECAST OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 24 JULY - 19 AUGUST 2017

Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class flare
activity (R1-R2/Minor-Moderate) on 30 Jul - 12 Aug due to the return
of old Region 2665 (S06, L=115) as it rotates through the visible
disk. Very low activity is expected for the remainder of the outlook
period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is
expected to range from normal to high levels. The influence of
recurrent, positive polarity CH HSSs are expected to cause high
levels from 24-29 Jul and again on 18-19 Aug. Moderate levels are
expected on 30-31 Jul and the remainder of the outlook period is
likely to be at normal levels.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range from quiet to G1
(Minor) geomagnetic storm levels. Quiet to G1 (Minor) storm levels
are likely on 05 Aug; quiet to active levels are likely on 24 Jul
and 17-18 Aug; quiet to unsettled levels are likely on 06-07 Aug and
19 Aug. All enhancements in geomagnetic activity are due to the
influence of multiple, recurrent, positive polarity CH HSSs. The
remainder of the outlook period is expected to be quiet under a
nominal solar wind regime.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Jul 24 0308 UTC
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# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-07-24
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Jul 24      70           8          4
2017 Jul 25      70           5          2
2017 Jul 26      70           5          2
2017 Jul 27      70           5          2
2017 Jul 28      70           5          2
2017 Jul 29      70           5          2
2017 Jul 30      80           5          2
2017 Jul 31      82           5          2
2017 Aug 01      82           5          2
2017 Aug 02      82           5          2
2017 Aug 03      82           5          2
2017 Aug 04      82           5          2
2017 Aug 05      82          25          5
2017 Aug 06      82          10          3
2017 Aug 07      82           8          3
2017 Aug 08      82           5          2
2017 Aug 09      82           5          2
2017 Aug 10      82           5          2
2017 Aug 11      82           5          2
2017 Aug 12      80           5          2
2017 Aug 13      75           5          2
2017 Aug 14      70           5          2
2017 Aug 15      70           5          2
2017 Aug 16      70           5          2
2017 Aug 17      70          15          4
2017 Aug 18      70          15          4
2017 Aug 19      70          12          3
(SWPC via DXLD)

Media & Tech - 24/07/2017

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #205

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#205 Issued on Monday July 24, 2017 at 1330 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation conditions are deteriorating.

HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS-

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-

80-60 (75-60) meters- poor at night and very poor at day,                                         
40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and poor at day,                                                       
20-17 (22-16) meters- fair at night and fair at day,                                                    
15 (13) meters- poor at night and fair at day,                                                                 
12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.
Keep in mind that almost daily during the northern 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).

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-
80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,
40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,
20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,
15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,
12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Received RF signal strength scale-
Very Good- +1 over S9 Or Greater
Good- S7-9
Fair- S4-6
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Meter Band Equivalents
Ham & SWL
160->   90
80->     75
60->     60
40->     49, 41
30->     31, 25
20->     22, 19
17->    16, 15
15->    13
12,10-> 11

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave propagation conditions.

This means generally poor HF radio wave propagation conditions in the northern hemisphere especially at day and generally good HF radio wave propagation conditions in the southern hemisphere especially at day.

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 solstice.

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).

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This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the NSA_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 public.

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


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

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

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

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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Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Sunday July 23, 2017-

Solar activity was very low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at an active level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 69.4 70.6 70.6.

Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately 2 more years,
+/- 1 year, the daily < 70 solar flux numbers of the past few days are occurring unusually early.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 0.

This was the 6th day in a row with no sunspots.

In 2017 officially there were 51 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately 2 more years,
+/- 1 year, daily SSN's of 0 are occurring now unusually early.

In 2016 officially there were 32 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0. Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately three more
years, seeing daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually early.

As we move forward towards the next solar minimum between solar cycle #24
and #25 the number of days with a 0 daily SSN will steadily increase.
Eventually every day for many, many, many months will see a 0, the big goose
egg.

In 2008 I forecasted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also forecasted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually nonexistent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's. Other than sunspot magnetic polarity it will probably be very difficult to determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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There was no newly risen and/or emerged and/or existing official sun spot groups (SSG).

There was 1 unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot group (SSG) located near

N18W02.

There was no small in size C class or larger solar flare.

No coronal mass ejection (CME) related high latitude energetic proton storm occurred (polar cap absorption).

No solar flare related x-ray day side solar fade out (SFO) occurred.

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There was no earth facing coronal mass ejection (CME).

There was no earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruption.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was at active to quiet geomagnetic conditions of

3 2 2 3 2 2 2 4.

The Kp geomagnetic indices are-
0-2- quiet
3- unsettled
4- active
5- minor geomagnetic storming
6- moderate
7- strong
8- severe
9- extreme
10- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum planetary A index (Ap) ranged between

22 and 7,

which was at active to quiet geomagnetic conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.
The 24 hour period averaged energetic proton flux was at a background level below 10 MeV.

The 24 hour period averaged background x-ray flux was at B1.35.

The 24 hour period averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's geomagnetic magnetic field was at

-2.78 nT south.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum disturbance storm time index (Dst) ranged between

 -22 and -2 nT.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

591 and 468 km/s.

There was an earth facing recurrent northern hemisphere coronal hole (CH) #815 (#809).

A high speed solar wind stream (HSS) emanating from it was attached to earth’s geomagnetic field and negatively impacting earth’s geomagnetic field.

There was an earth facing very small trans equatorial coronal hole (CH) #816.

It’s probably too small in size to have a negative effect on earth’s geomagnetic field.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

11.) Rising positive T index number. The T Index tracks with the F2 layer
critical frequency (foF2) and sunspot number (SSN) and indicates the
capability of the F2 layer to refract RF signals.

12.) Galactic cosmic rays decrease to -3 units below zero and trending
towards zero.

13.) Energetic electron flux levels no greater than 2 MeV (2+0).

14. A solar wind speed of less than 300 km/s for several days consecutively.

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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 my comprehensive HF radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However the solar, space and geomagnetic discussions as well as the HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore the solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussions and HF radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without advanced permission to redistribute this "not for profit"
solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

Also solar, space and geomagnetic weather 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, July 23

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn, July 23
0900-1000 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_23.html

BELGIUM(non)   Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun, July 23
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun via BRB Alyx&Yeyi
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with strong white noise digital jamming:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/radio-voice-of-independent-oromiya-via.html

GERMANY   Reception of Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, July 23
1030-1100 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, fair signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-evangelische-missions_23.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of HLR relays on 9485CUSB, July 23
Hamburger Lokalradio
0900-1000 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu German  Sun
PCJ Media Network Plus
1000-1030 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun
World of Radio#1886
1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun
Radio Tropicana
1100-1200 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu Spanish Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-hlr-relays-on-9485cusb_23.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on July 23
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, strong
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with very weak white noise digital jamming:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_23.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz and 9935 kHz on July 23
0800&1100 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3, off at 1150UT
0800&1100 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1, off at 1150UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420_23.html

PALAU   World Harvest Radio International T8WH Angel 3, Angel 4 & Angel 5 on July 23
1000-1300 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Sat/Sun Angel 3, weak signal
1300-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Sat/Sun Angel 5, poor signal
1430-1500 on 11805 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun Angel 4, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/world-harvest-radio-international-t8wh.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via ROU RadioCom on July 23
0930-1200 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, fair to weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via-rou.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Pan American Broadcasting via SPL Secretbrod, July 23
1430-1445 on 15205 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English Sun, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/pan-american-broadcasting-via-spl_23.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, July 23
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu Eng/Spa Sun plus 2nd hx 18800 kHz
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via-spl_23.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of IRRS R.Santec The Word via SPL Secretbrod on July 23
1500-1530 on 15190 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Eng/Ger Sun The Cosmic Wave, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-irrs-rsantec-word-via-spl.html

SPAIN    Radio Exterior de España RNE on two of four frequencies, July 23:
1355-1400 on 2 of 4 frequencies REE Interval Signal/frequency announcement
1400-1800 on 15520 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Sat/Sun, fair/good
1400-1800 on 17715 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun, poor/weak
1400-1800 on 17855 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Sat/Sun, no signal
1400-1800 on 21620 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun, no signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/radio-exterior-de-espana-rne-on-two-of.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Radio ERGO via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya, July 23
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali, fair to good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-radio-ergo-via-babcock-al_23.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya on July 23:
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun, good + hum
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/trans-world-radio-africa-via-babcock-al_23.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio, Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Wooffertoin, July 23
1730-1900 on 15510 WOF 300 kW / 140 deg to CEAf Tigre/Fur/Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/feba-radio-radio-sama-via-babcock_23.html

--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire
Web: http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

Agenda DX 24/07/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
La Voz del Niquel, Cuba (1979)
Radio Llanura de Colon, Cuba (1974)
Radio Clarin, Repubblica Dominicana 860 Khz (1960)

domenica 23 luglio 2017

Media & Tech - 23/07/2017

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #204

Sorry for being MIA for the past 9 days. I’m a disabled military veteran and at times those associated medical issues rear their ugly head.

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

Welcome to my daily solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast.

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#204 Issued on Sunday July 23, 2017 at 1530 UTC

Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation conditions are deteriorating.

HAMATEUR & SW BROADCAST HF BANDS-

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-
80-60 (75-60) meters- poor at night and very poor at day,                                          40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and poor at day,                                                        20-17 (22-16) meters- fair at night and fair at day,                                                      15 (13) meters- poor at night and fair at day,                                                                  12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.
Keep in mind that almost daily during the northern 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).

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION-
80-60 (75-60) meters- fair at night and poor at day,
40-30 (41-25) meters- fair at night and fair at day,
20-17 (22-16) meters- very poor at night and fair at day,
15 (13) meters- very poor at night and poor at day,
12-10 (11) meters- very poor at night and very poor at day.

Received RF signal strength scale-
Very Good- +1 over S9 Or Greater
Good- S7-9
Fair- S4-6
Poor- S1-3
Very Poor- S0

Meter Band Equivalents
Ham & SWL
160->   90
80->     75
60->     60
40->     49, 41
30->     31, 25
20->     22, 19
17->    16, 15
15->    13
12,10-> 11

We are now firmly in summer/winter solstice type of HF radio wave propagation conditions.

This means generally poor HF radio wave propagation conditions in the northern hemisphere especially at day and generally good HF radio wave propagation conditions in the southern hemisphere especially at day.

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 solstice.

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).

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This HF Radio wave propagation forecast is produced based on the NSA_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 public.

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


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

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

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

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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Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Conditions On

Saturday July 22, 2017-

Solar activity was very low.

Earth's geomagnetic field was at an unsettled level.

The three daily solar flux index (SFI) numbers were 69.9 69.5 69.7.

The official daily sunspot number (SSN) was 0. This was the 5th day in a row with no sunspots.

In 2017 officially there were 50 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0.

Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately 2 more years,
+/- 1 year, daily SSN's of 0 are occurring now unusually early.

In 2016 officially there were 32 days with a daily sunspot number (SSN) of
0. Considering that solar minimum won't occur for approximately three more
years, seeing daily SSN's of 0 occurring now is unusually early.

As we move forward towards the next solar minimum between solar cycle #24
and #25 the number of days with a 0 daily SSN will steadily increase.
Eventually every day for many, many, many months will see a 0, the big goose
egg.

In 2008 I forecasted solar cycle 24 to be the weakest in the past 100 years
and that forecast verified. I also forecasted that solar cycle 25 would be
virtually nonexistent, similar to the Dalton type solar minimum that
occurred in the early 1800's. Other than sunspot magnetic polarity it will probably be very difficult to determine when solar cycle 24 ended and solar cycle 25 began.

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There were no newly risen and/or emerged and/or existing official sun spot groups (SSG).

There was 1 unofficial and as of yet unnumbered earth facing sunspot groups (SSG) located near

N13E19.

There was no small in size C class or larger solar flare.

No coronal mass ejection (CME) related high latitude energetic proton storm occurred (polar cap absorption).

No solar flare related x-ray day side solar fade out (SFO) occurred.

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There was no earth facing coronal mass ejection (CME).

There was no earth facing collapsing magnetic filament eruption.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) was at active to quiet geomagnetic conditions of

3 2 4 4 2 2 2 2.

The Kp geomagnetic indices are-
0-2- quiet
3- unsettled
4- active
5- minor geomagnetic storming
6- moderate
7- strong
8- severe
9- extreme
10- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum planetary A index (Ap) ranged between

27 and 6,

which was at active to quiet geomagnetic conditions.

The Ap geomagnetic indices are-
0-7- quiet
8-15 unsettled
16-29- active
30-49- minor geomagnetic storm
50-99- major
100-400- severe
>401- our atmosphere just got cooked off like on Mars and we are all dead.
The 24 hour period averaged energetic proton flux was at a background level below 10 MeV.

The 24 hour period averaged background x-ray flux was at B1.58.

The 24 hour period averaged vertical component (Bz) of earth's geomagnetic magnetic field was at

-2.0 nT south.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum disturbance storm time index (Dst) ranged between

 -27 and +1 nT.

The 24 hour period maximum and minimum solar wind speed ranged between

627 and 482 km/s.

There was an earth facing recurrent northern hemisphere coronal hole (CH) #815 (#809). A high speed solar wind stream (HSS) emanating from it was attached to earth’s geomagnetic field and negatively impacting the ionosphere.

There was a directly earth facing (geoeffective) very small transequatorial coronal hole (CH) #816. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

11.) Rising positive T index number. The T Index tracks with the F2 layer
critical frequency (foF2) and sunspot number (SSN) and indicates the
capability of the F2 layer to refract RF signals.

12.) Galactic cosmic rays decrease to -3 units below zero and trending
towards zero.

13.) Energetic electron flux levels no greater than 2 MeV (2+0).

14. A solar wind speed of less than 300 km/s for several days consecutively.

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

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 my comprehensive HF radio wave propagation
forecast. This data is gathered and made public by the U.S. Government using
taxpayer $$$ (including mine).

However the solar, space and geomagnetic discussions as well as the HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain
data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore the solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussions and HF radio wave
propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas
F. Giella, W4HM.

Feel free without advanced permission to redistribute this "not for profit"
solar, space and geomagnetic weather discussion and HF radio wave propagation forecast, as long as you redistribute it in its entirety and
give me credit for it.

Also solar, space and geomagnetic weather 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.

Glenn Hauser logs July 23, 2017


** BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, July 23 at 1200, must be NBC, best signal here in a long time, S9 fading to S6 with rock song; 1201 YL & OM converse for a while, not like news, unseems Indonesian, but not English either, so Pidgin. 1206 song, 1210 YL announcement maybe English; 1216 rock with heavy beat, 1224 a familiar tune at last. 

Initially it`s the SSOB; ignoring Korean outliers on 2850 & 3480, virtually the OSOB except for JBA carrier on 3260, Madang. 3325 rates SINPO 25432. It`s diminishing by 1224, and at 1230, S7 to S5; 1252 recheck, only a JBA carrier is left on 3325. 

Never any sign of RRI Palangkaraya co-channel, altho Atsunori Ishida says it has been active every day thru July 22 until 1700v*. RRI is much further from here and always likely to be weaker if at all. Both nominally 10 kW per WRTH. RRI should switch to a nearby clear frequency like 3355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815.033, July 23 at 0529, poor signal with music, Rádio Brasil Central, but really stands out with hardly anything else propagating on 25m. I look for other ZYs and find only 11934.938 also with music, Rádio Evangelizar. On 31m, only 9819, 9675, 9665, 9630, not measured precisely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, July 23 at 1120, Mexican music from XETNT, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, the major lowband signal holding up as Enid sunrise 1131 is nigh. 1128 full ID as Radio 65, Radio Viva, noticias Altavoz.com, and into choral NA at this odd time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 740, Sunday July 23 at 1140 UT, distracted from SRS DXing by an interview on KRMG rather than far-right talkshows; with conductor of an orchestra about their upcoming 10-concert 2017-2018 season, seems like it`s quite creative. Some time references imply however this was recorded circa last February. I figure it`s the Tulsa Symphony --- but no, wrapping up at 1156 UT with Andrés Franco, conductor of the Signature Symphony, of which I had never heard, http://www.signaturesymphony.org
on the program `Oklahoma Perspective`. Season theme is ``"From the Heartland: Tulsa Music Connections" as explained:
Quite affordable too, individual tickets $12, season $60. Makes me wish I were much closer to Tulsa.

The S.S. is part of Tulsa Community College. This motto appears twice on website: ``Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas eget quam.`` It looks like Latin, but maybe it`s nonsense? Google can`t translate it all. In segments, comes up with ``just hate tomorrow, protein and antioxidants in poverty and need`` --- huhhh???

Tulsa Symphony, OTOH, emphasizes that it`s ``professional``, now in its twelfth season following the demise of the Tulsa Philharmonic.
It`s also broadcast on KWTU 88.7, the only one pending on current schedule: ``September 10, 4-6 pm [CDT Sunday = 21-23 UT], Classics Series: The Firebird, Symphony No.90 (Haydn), Hary Janos Suite (Kodaly), The Firebird Suite (Stravinsky)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, July 23 at 1206, SIBC must be off already, no signal in quick check amid 3325 Bougainville monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, Sunday July 23 at 1400, REE is still missing for the second day from its North American frequency, while 17715, 230 degrees to South America, is poorly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1521 UT July 23

Log Roberto Pavanello

828 19/7 19.55 Hit FM - Terrasa SS ID e MX buono
846 18/7 19.50 R. Challanger - Villa Estense EE MX buono
1026 18/7 18.45 IRIB - Tabriz Farsi talk suff.
1044 19/7 21.58 R. Valladolid - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono
1053 18/7 21.58 COPE - Castellon SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
1206 18/7 19.20 Amica R. Veneta - Vigonza IT MX liscio buono
1350 22/7 08.15 I AM R. - IT Studio DX by Roberto Scaglione buono
1476 16/7 19.50 Free R. AM - Trieste IT MX buono
1476 17/7 19.55 IRIB - Marivan Farsi talk suff.
1602 20/7 19.20 R. Seagull - Harlingen Dutch MX suff.
1602 20/7 19.58 R. Segovia - SS ID e pubblicità locale suff.
3930 177 19.50 Voice of Hope - Seoul Coreano talk suff.
4950 16/7 19.45 R. Nacional - Luanda PP NX buono
6070 19/7 17.10 IBC - IT DX NX buono
6170 22/7 16.30 R. New Zeland Int. - Wellington EE NX suff.
6205 18/7 19.25 Atlantis FM - EE ID e MX  buono
6220 16/7 19.30 Laser Hot Hits - EE ID e MX buono
6235 23/7 09.00 R. Waves Int. -  EE MX suff.
6240 22/7 17.05 R. Casanova - EE ID e MX buono
6307 22/7 17.20 R. Caroline - EE ID e MX buono
7120 16/7 19.40 R. Hargeisa - Somalo MX buono
9650 17/7 19.45 R. Guinee' - Conakry FF NX buono
10000 22/7 17.00 BPM - Lintong Cinese ID e pip pip buono
11855 17/7 19.40 R. Aparecida - PP MX " Tornerò " suff.

Prossimi due week-end niente tips causa vacanze in Sicilia e Malta.

RobertoPavanello
Vercelli / Italia

Radio Gloria International summer schedule

Radio Gloria International – Alternative Music Radio
RGI schedule summer

Sundays April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug.27, Sept.24

laut.fm/jukebox:
Sunday 17-19 (15-17 UTC)
Wedn. 20-22 (18-20 UTC
Satd. 13-15 (11-13 UTC)

satzentrale.de:
every Tuesday 23-24 (21-22 UTC)

coloradio.org:
Sunday 17-19 (15-17 UTC)

SW 7310 parallel shortwaveservice.com:
Sunday 11-12 (9-10 UTC)
for SW-listeners: websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901

Good reception !

Glenn Hauser logs July 21-22-23, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, July 22 at 0615, shux, DGS and Caribbean Beacon are back on with good modulation, explaining exactly what a beacon is --- wait, no, it`s Deacon; hmm, why not call it Caribbean Deacon??

11775, July 22 at 1701 check, CB is off again from daytime frequency. 

6090, July 23 at 0045, CB is on again in music break, good modulation at S9+20 // 5935 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 7730, UT Saturday July 22 at 0621 via WRMI, RAE Argentina al Mundo (not sure how you say that in transliterated Japanese) finishes a tango, and Japanese YL introduces ``DX`` show starting with a log from Manuel Méndez in Spain of KNLS. I suppose identical info is in the original Spanish version, translated to all the other languages (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 6060, July 23 at 0043, surprised to find RHC in French here, instead of scheduled Spanish from 0000; // 5040 where French is only supposed to be. Both Bauta per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sunday July 23 at 0032 and further chex following hour, only a JBA carrier! Presumed The Mighty KBC via GERMANY. Yet Greece is good S9 on 9935, and better on 9420. Can a slightly more northerly path account for this disparity? WWV reported:

``Solar-terrestrial indices for 22 July follow.
Solar flux 70 and estimated planetary A-index 16.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 23 July was 3.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.`` 
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-USB, July 23 at 0120, rock song at S9, 0123 announcements but can`t copy due to high storm noise level. 0132 a jingle and ID with reverb as Radio Interlochen -- as in Michigan; or is it Interlaken, as in Switzerland? Neither: that`s what I am disposed to hear as a classical music aficionado, but godforbid any SW pirate should ever play any of that!!! Numerous logs here 
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,36288.0.html
spell it as Radio Enterhaken --- which I guess is a known pirate of yore, but has anyone really seen it in print? Rafman cites announced e-mail address as enterhaken@gmx.net so that would clinch it, but did they spell it out? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, July 23 at 0152, another pirate with wild music while 6955 is still on. It`s unID for even more numerous loggers
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,36293.0.html
despite a number of SSTV captures showing PEE WEE under the slogan ``I do whatever my Rice Krispies tell me to do`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925, July 23 at 0153, JBA AM carrier slightly on lo side. No matches for this on HFU, tho earlier there was an unID on 6925.1. This hour I have been mainly attentive to CNN`s `Declassified` about Russian spies caught in the US, illustrated with a DX-440 SW radio just like mine (out of service); for real, or re-enactment? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, Saturday July 22 at 1704, no signal from REE`s North American frequency which is supposed to start at 1400, mostly for silly ballgames. Propagation is sufficient, since very poor REE signals are audible on 17715 and 15520 for elsewhere. At 2133, still no 17855, while 17715 is fair, 15520 good and 15390 very poor. Ivo Ivanov often notes one of the four is missing, but you never know which one it will be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1887 monitoring: confirmed Friday July 21 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.12v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Saturday July 22 at 2235 the 2230 on WBCQ 9330.32v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Sat July 22 at 2300 on WRMI, 11580, fair; also confirmed UT Sunday July 23 at 0220 the 0200 on WRMI, 11580, very poor by now. Also confirmed me talking but no possible details, UT Sunday July 23 at 0323 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Missouri. Lots of lightning noise from west TX, NM, OK panhandle, closing in on OK proper. Next:
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   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. 9395 // 9455, UT Sat July 22 at 0558, WRMIs with VOA news relay at inopportune time during Oldies channel, cut off at 0559:30 for ID, and 0600:00 immediately into `Your Weekend Show`. I listen for the first few minutes as Bob Biermann explains that he has left Florida and WRMI to take up a full-time position as the third pastor at a church in Sky Valley, Georgia. He loves being in the cool mountains, but remains fond of FL. 

(This place is in the extreme NE corner of GA, population 250 and originally a ski resort, but not enough snow so now it`s a summer resort. Elevation is 1 km, which hardly qualifies as mountainous in the real West. The mountain it`s next to is Rabun Bald, peaking at 1431 m, which is like ground level in Santa Rosa NM; yet is the second-highest ``mountain`` in Georgia.) 

Says he had been in semi-retirement in Jensen Beach FL, when he ``got the call`` to go back to ministering full-time. WRMI staff list at
http://wrmi.net/index.php/about/our-staff
still shows him as ``Bob Biermann - Transmitter and Studio Engineer``. Of course he was involved in getting the WRMI Oldies channel going, but it`s so automated he hardly needs to be there, nor does he of course, in order to continue with `YWS` if he wishes. His low-key style of preaching is appreciated, only in stark contrast to all the screaming gospel huxters elsewhere on SW and WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, July 22 at 0618, WTWW-1 is AWOL, and no trace on daytime frequency 9475 either; nor on 5085 WTWW-3. Further chex July 22 at 1706: still missing from 9475, 9930, and of course 12105. 1817 recheck in case still on night frequencies: but no traces either on 5830 or 5085 which might be detectable midday at 1 megameter. (A while ago, I heard Ted admit that sometimes he sleeps late, which explains anomalies in WTWW transmission? If his human intervention is required a few times a day for manual frequency changes, transmitters on/off). 

Anyhow, no `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` this Saturday afternoon at 1800+ on 9930; no 9930 at all. By 2122 recheck, only 9475 is back on with suptorted SFAW. By 0044 UT Sunday July 23, 5085 has come on with rock music at S9+30, and TOITO is going by 0102 (Glen Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370 & 3185, July 23 at 0028, both BS frequencies from WWRB are missing, maybe in the middle of a QSY, but which nominally occurs in the following hour. 5050, however is on with hateful gospel huxters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0356 UT July 23

Studio DX 734 - 23/07/2017

Obiettivo DX 734 - 23/07/17

Agenda DX 23/07/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Buenas Nuevas, Guatemala 4800 Khz (1987)
KNLS, Alaska (1983)
La Voz de Cali, Colombia 1160 Khz (1953)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Festa della Rivoluzione in Egitto

sabato 22 luglio 2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, July 22

GREECE   Random reception of Voice of Greece on 9420 and 9935 kHz, July 22
from 0800 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3, 0855UTC is off
NO SIGNAL on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1 or on alt.11645
1800&1900 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek tx#3 and continues
1800&1900 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1 and continues
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/random-reception-of-voice-of-greece-on_22.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS Radio City via ROU RadioCom on July 22
0800-0803 on  9510#SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu open carrier / dead air
0803-0900 on  9510#SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-irrs-radio-city-via-rou_22.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan on July 22:
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, fair to good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_22.html

U.K.(non)   More inactive frequencies of BBC, registered on July 21
1700-1800 on  9585 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf/SOM Mon-Fri various
1700-1800 on 11625 KCH 300 kW / 163 deg to EaAf/SOM Mon-Fri various
1700-1800 on 15720 WOF 250 kW / 122 deg to EaAf/SOM Mon-Fri various
And previous, also inactive frequencies of BBC, registered in HFCC:
1730-1830 on  9585 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf/SOM Mon-Fri various
1730-1830 on 11795 KCH 300 kW / 163 deg to EaAf/SOM Mon-Fri various
1730-1830 on 15355 WOF 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf/SOM Mon-Fri various
1930-2030 on  6155 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf/SOM Mon-Fri various
1930-2030 on  9780 SLA 250 kW / 240 deg to EaAf/SOM Mon-Fri various
1930-2030 on 17745 ASC 250 kW / 070 deg to EaAf/SOM Mon-Fri various
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/more-inactive-frequencies-of-bbc_22.html

--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire
Web: http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

Media & Tech - 22/07/2017

Propagation outlook from PIG

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period July 21 - August 17, 2017

Geomagnetic field will be:
quiet on July 25 -26, August 1 - 2
mostly quiet on July 24, 27, 30 - 31, August 4, 8
quiet to unsettled July 23, August 3
quiet to active on July 21 - 22, 28 - 29, August 7
active to disturbed on August 5 - 6

Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected
on July 21, (23 - 24, 28 - 29), August 6 - 8

Remark:
- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement
and/or lower reliability of prediction.

F. K. Janda, OK1HH
Czech Propagation Interested Group
OK1HH compiling weekly forecasts since January 1978
e-mail: ok1hh(at)rsys.cz (via DXLD)

History of CB radio


Southgate
July 22, 2017 

The website of radio amateur RF-Man has an interesting article on the history of CB radio that covers UK usage from the mid-1960s and the early development of CB in the USA 

The UK Citizen's Band Association was formed in 1976 to campaign for a legal CB service in the UK. The President was James M. Bryant G4CLF one of the many radio amateurs who actively campaigned for legalisation. 

Read CB History at 

Read the article about CB Radio written by James Bryant G4CLF in the March 2, 1978 issue of New Scientist magazine 

The RF-Man site also covers the history of UK amateur radio call signs, see 

http://www.southgatearc.org

Propagation de K7RA

ARRL
SB PROP @ ARL $ARLP029

ARLP029 Propagation de K7RA



ZCZC AP29

QST de W1AW

Propagation Forecast Bulletin 29  ARLP029

From Tad Cook, K7RA

Seattle, WA  July 21, 2017

To all radio amateurs



SB PROP ARL ARLP029

ARLP029 Propagation de K7RA



Average daily sunspot number this week declined just 1.7 to 26.6,

even though there were two days in the reporting week with no

sunspots, July 18 and 19.  The blank sun condition continued at

least one more day on Thursday, July 20 which lands it on the first

day of the next reporting week, July 20 to 26.



Average daily solar flux was 85.9, down 1.1 from the previous week.



Average planetary A index rose 3.9 points to 13, average

mid-latitude A index rose from 9.6 to 10.9.



A coronal mass ejection (CME) on July 16 struck at 0545 UTC driving

the planetary A index to 41, and 27 the following day.



Predicted solar flux is 70 on July 21 to 27, 75 on July 28, 90 on

July 29 through August 11, 85 on August 12 and 13, 80 on August 14,

74 on August 15 to 19, 75 on August 20 to 24, and 90 on August 25 to

September 3.



Predicted planetary A index is 8, 12 and 8 on July 21 to 23, 5 on

July 24 through August 4, then 25, 10 and 8 on August 5 to 7, 5 on

August 8 to 14, 8 on August 15 and 16, then 15 and 12 on August 17

and 18, 5 on August 19 to 31, and 25, 10 and 8 on September 1 to 3.



F. K. Janda, OK1HH of the Czech Propagation Interest Group sent us

this geomagnetic activity forecast for the period July 21 to August

8, 2017



"Geomagnetic field will be:

Quiet on July 25 and 26, August 1 and 2

Mostly quiet on July 24, 27, 30 and 31, August 4, 8

Quiet to unsettled July 23, August 3

Quiet to active on July 21 and 22, 28 and 29, August 7

Active to disturbed on August 5 and 6



Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on

July 21, (23 and 24, 28 and 29), August 6 to 8



Remark:

- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement and/or

lower reliability of prediction."



David Moore sent a link to an excellent NY Times science article

titled "Unlocking Mysteries in the Sun's 11-Year Cycle."



http://nyti.ms/2tdddgv



Another interesting article:



https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/studying-the-solar-cycle



And the latest from Tamitha Skov:



http://bit.ly/2uOPeob



http://bit.ly/2vqusbs



For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL

Technical Information Service at

http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of

numbers used in this bulletin, see

http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.



An archive of past propagation bulletins is at

http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good

information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.



Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve

overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.



Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL

bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.



Sunspot numbers for July 13 through 19, 2017 were 55, 58, 34, 26,

13, 0, and 0, with a mean of 26.6. 10.7 cm flux was 92.3, 93.9,

91.6, 86.5, 85.6, 78.2, and 73.1, with a mean of 85.9.  Estimated

planetary A indices were 4, 4, 4, 41, 27, 7, and 4, with a mean of

13. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 5, 3, 4, 29, 23, 7, and

5, with a mean of 10.9.

NNNN

/EX

Agenda DX 22/07/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Cultura, Foz de Iguaçu, Brasile 6105 Khz (1956)
Radio Vale do Taquari, Brasile 970 Khz (1979)
Radio Brasil Tropical 5015 Khz (1956)

venerdì 21 luglio 2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, July 20

AFGHANISTAN   Weak to fair signal of Radio Afghanistan External Service, July 21
1530-1540 on  6100 YAK 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs tx is off, open carrier/dead air
1540-1640 on  6100 YAK 100 kW / 125 deg to SoAs English/Urdu/Arabic, off the air
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/radio-afghanistan-external-service-in.html

BELGIUM(non)   R.Xoriyo Ogaden & Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa via TDF Issoudun, July 21
Radio Xoriyo Ogaden
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri
Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa
1630-1658 on 17840 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Tue/Thu/Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with strong white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/radio-xoriyo-ogaden-sagalee-qeerroo.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on July 21
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun, strong
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with very fair white noise digital jamming:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation_21.html

PHILIPPINES(non)   Radio Veritas Asia via SMdiGaleria, July 21
1430-1457 on 11630 SMG 250 kW / 089 deg to SoAs Urdu, powerful
1500-1552 on 15620 SMG 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Filipino, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/reception-of-radio-veritas-asia-via.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, July 21
1600-1630 on  7575 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-babcock_21.html

U.K.(non)   Special frequencies of BBC on Saturday July 22
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/07/special-extra-frequencies-of-bbc-on-sat.html

--

73!
Ivo Ivanov

QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria
Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m. long wire
Web: http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com

Glenn Hauser logs July 20-21, 2017


** CHINA. 15040, July 21 at 1303, CNR1 echo jamming, poor, against All India Radio`s Chinese scheduled until 1315, but can`t hear any of that, supposedly 500 kW, 60 degrees from Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL [non]. Regarding i24 and its corporate master Altice, I happen to see an ad for Altice on CNN (possibly inserted locally by its Suddenlink subsidiary), July 21 at 0537 UT, during which it is pronounced Al-teece. 

And quite by chance, the head honcho, Patrick Drahi, is subject of this story from Portugal, which came to me as spam. It`s a teaser for the full story about to be published in the major print magazine VISÃO, which I have not yet seen online:

``O lado oculto de Patrick Drahi
anteVISÃO --- Mafalda Anjos, Diretora 19 de Julho de 2017
 
Provavelmente já ouviu falar de Patrick Drahi. É ele o empresário de origem judia que quer somar a TVI à Portugal Telecom e desafiar a concorrência, tornando-se num (ainda mais) poderoso empresário no panorama nacional. É conhecido por ser implacável, tratar as pessoas com desprezo, pagar-lhes o menos possível e, nos negócios, cultivar a rapidez na tomada de decisão. O que poucos sabem é que este homem de nome estrangeiro tem afinal desde o final do ano passado um novo passaporte português no bolso, atribuído ao abrigo da lei que desde 2015 admite a atribuição de nacionalidade aos judeus sefarditas com ascendentes nascidos no País. No tema de capa desta semana, Clara Teixeira e Cesaltina Pinto traçam o perfil do magnata que sonhou em comprar a Time Warner e quer ser o dono disto tudo em Portugal.``

[Google translation of above, slightly improved:]

July 19, 2017 --- The Hidden Side of Patrick Drahi

``You've probably heard of Patrick Drahi. He is the businessman of Jewish origin who wants to add TVI to Portugal Telecom and challenge the competition, becoming an (even more) powerful businessman on the national scene. He is known to be ruthless, to treat people with contempt, to pay them as little as possible and, in business, to cultivate speed in decision-making. What few know is that this man of foreign name has since last year a new Portuguese passport in his pocket, attributed under the law that since 2015 admits the attribution of nationality to Sephardic Jews with ascendants born in the country. On this week's cover, Clara Teixeira and Cesaltina Pinto trace the profile of the tycoon who dreamed of buying Time Warner and wants to be the owner of it all in Portugal.``

I then searched for more of the story and got this version, as also translated:

``Drahi, the owner of PT and TVI, has a new passport: Portuguese
  Economy 19.07.2017 às 17h08 Rui Duarte Silva

Descendant of Sephardic Jews, Patrick Drahi acquired Portuguese nationality before launching himself for the purchase of Media Capital. It's the third passport to get into his pocket.

In the two years between the acquisition of Portugal Telecom and Media Capital, Altice's boss, Patrick Drahi, has not stopped. Under the new law of 2015, he acquired Portuguese nationality after having been able to prove that he descends from three Jewish families expelled from Portugal by the edict of D. Manuel I, in 1496: Os Adrehi (name that will have evolved to Drahi), the Sicsú and the Amouyal.

Of the Adrehi and Sicsú, there are records of their return to Faro in the 19th century, after Diaspora had taken them first to Livorno (Italy), and then to Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, where Patrick would be born in 1963.

In the Algarve city, the ancestors of the magnate are remembered as influential members of the Jewish community, and the proof is in sight of whoever crosses the portal of the Lisbon Synagogue. 

Learn all about Patrick Drahi's life and Media Capital's buying deal in this week's VISION, Thursday on the newsstands. AVAILABLE ALSO: Ipad - Digital Edition`` (via Glenn Hauser, DXLD)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, July 21 at 1429 UT check, local KAMG-LP is *still* transmitting dead air; only a few miles away, but quite weak, and with PL-880 antenna properly positioned, KFXI again penetrates it, with rock, 1434 UT Pauls Valley Ford ad, ``KFXI, Foxi 92``, i.e. 100 kW from Marlow, southern OK. 

There is slight tropo enhancement. This and 94.1 Lawton are all I get when I set up on the porch after Es to here halfway up the FM band is implied by the 6m DXmap (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.1, July 21 at 1430 UT, with a little tropo boost, rock music manages next to local splatterer 94.3 KLGB-LP. Program plugs it also being on AFN, see bobandtom.com and then national ads from Home Depot, NAPA, but 1431 UT ``Lawton-Fort Sill`s Rock Station, Z-94``, which is KZCD, 35 kW H&V, 178m HAAT. It`s their only OK station per affiliate list:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** OKLAHOMA. Checking the NWS Enid website July 20 around 1915 UT, I am astounded to see it display a current temp of 122 F = 50 C! After finding contact form, I tell them:

``It`s hot, but surely not THAT hot, which would be record breaking --- current temp as 122 = 50 C????? How can we rely on this. Today`s high separately predicted at only 103.

I copy from your own site for Enid:

Current conditions at
Enid, Enid Woodring Regional Airport (KWDG)
Lat: 36.38°N Lon: 97.79°W Elev: 1168 ft.

Partly Cloudy
122°F  50°C
Humidity 16%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 30.00 in
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 127°F (53°C)
Last update 20 Jul 1:50 pm CDT

PLEASE EXPLAIN!!``

Next check a few minutes later, it has declined to *only* 106. No reply received. Here`s a screenshot of the evidence:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Friday July 21 at 1236, WRMI with `The Power Hour`, YL host rather like Joyce, and pushing paranoid products after OM co-host or guest about the 100+year-old sprintress. Fair signal and running 26 seconds behind blasting // 7490 WWCR, also 13845. WRMI Programming page still unshows TPH, but the transmission sked claims 12-15 UT on 9395 (really M-F only), and does not show anything but Oldies on 9455, which really joins in at 13-15 (both still with VOA news on the hour?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, July 21 at 1220 UT, an hour after LSR here, I start some MW bandscanning, where skywave has not quite faded out yet on the topend. KOKC talk from OKC has almost equal signal making slow SAH of 24/minute = 0.4 Hz, and inseparable by DF, so obviously KYND Cypress (Houston market) TX. It`s playing hymns in English, with a brief unID announcement between them.

As of a year ago in the NRC AM Log, KYND was UC:OLD/TLK, 25 kW direxional daytimer, reduced to 18 kW critical hours, different pattern. The indispensable new 38th edition NRC AM Radio Log (about 300 pages on paper only, 3-hole-binder punched) will be out in about a month, and pre-orders are being taken via 
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540.0, July 21 at 1223 UT, since I`ve just heard KYND 1520, time to look for KGBC in Galveston, and there it is with a live timecheck between songs for ``23 past the hour on Galveston`s own KGBC``. How nice that it is once again Galveston`s rather than China`s own (KGBC and KYND both used to relay China Radio International). This has a 72/minute SAH = 1.2 Hz, perhaps with remnant of KXEL if not something closer, and obviously is back almost on-frequency (last year it was way off plus making an audible tell-tale het). 

1227 UT a string of about a dozen people getting happy-birthday wishes; and one may apply to be included via http://www.kgbcradio.com --- do you have to prove you`re local? Celebrating un-birthdays would be less risky for identity theft. By now some SS CCI is growing; at first I thought I heard San Antonio mentioned, which would be KEDA, but then definitely ESPN-Deportes Radio, i.e. KZMP. Due to direxionality, it`s not unusual for 2.5 kW KGBC to overcome twice-as-close 32 kW KZMP in The MetroPlex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1690, July 21 at 1230 UT, ``Money Talk 1690`` and moneytalk1690.com ID from KDMT Arvada CO. Note the word Denver is not included in the URL. Remnant skywave yet from the NW more than an hour after SR here. KDMT should have been bumped up from 1 kW night to day power 10 kW from its FCC-official July sunrise of 1145 UT (August: 1215 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6130-6140, July 21 at 0615, Cuban-style pulse jamming with no reason to be here, stray? Peaking at 6135. Of course quite different North Korean jamming attacking 6135 could be audible much later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13927-USB, July 21 at 1307, ``have a good flight, 5RN``, off and nothing more for next few minutes. It`s an active USAF MARS long-range frequency, and should bring lots more traffic if one had the patience to sit upon it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15016-AM, July 21 at 1304 and still 1409, JBA carrier. Possibly an R75 birdie, tho not noticed before; unlikely as it is very close to on-frequency and not wavering. 15016 listed only by EiBi as 
15016 0000-2400 USA US Air Force Messages E NAm
But of course those would be in USB, details of mode not covered by EiBi. Possibly one of those transmitters is occupying the channel. Many logs of this elsewhere as one of those secret-message alfanumeric channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1716 UT July 21