domenica 19 novembre 2017

Agenda DX 19/11/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
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sabato 18 novembre 2017

Media & Tech - 18/11/2017

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #322

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

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

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

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#322 Issued Saturday November 18, 2017 at 1430 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSFN) were 75.6 76.4 74.6.

The daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 26.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at an unsettled to quiet geomagnetic condition of
1 2 2 3 2 0 0 1.
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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend- improving

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

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

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

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

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

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

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

Also HF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science. The forecasts are not official but for educational and hobby
related purposes only and are subject to human error and acts of God,
therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

Media & Tech L'Approfondimento - 18/11/2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, November 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

--

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

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

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

Stations heard in Playa Blanca last days

ALGERIA, 1550, Radio Nacional Repubica Arabe Saharaui, Rabuni, 0715-0727, 17-11, Arabic comments and songs. 35433.
 
ANGOLA, 4949.75, Radio Nacional, Mulenvos, 2135-2147, 16-11, Portuguese, comments, id. "Radio Nacional". 25322.
 
ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base 
Esperanza, 2045-2052*, 14-11, Latin American songs, Spanish, comments. Very weak, only audible on USB. 15321.
Also 2038-2047, 16-11, Extremely weak today, only carrier detected today. 
Also *1800-1812 and 2045-2102* 17-11, only carrier detected at 1800 and at 2045 carrier and some Latin American songs audibles on USB. Extremely weak. 15321.
 
AZORES, 828, RDP Antenna 1, Monte das Cruces, 0635-0648, 14-11, Portuguese, news, id "Antena1". 24322.
Also 0613-0633, 15-11, Portuguese, comments, 34433.
 
CONGO, 6115, Radio Congo, Brazaville, 1800-1845, 13-11, French, comments, id. "Radio Congo". 13321.
Also 1732-1741*, 17-11, French, female, comments, pop and African songs. 
Transmission cut off abruptly at 1741. 24322.
 
BOLIVIA
3310, Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, 2231-2305, 17-11, Quechua, comments. 15321.
 
5952.5, Radio Pio XII, Siglo, 2316-2326, 13-11, Quechua, comments. 14321.
Also 2320-2333, 14-11, Spanish, comments. Very weak, audible on LSB. 14221.
Also  2140-2155, 16-11, Quechua comments. 14321.
Also 2228-2255, 17-11, Spanish, comment, best on LSB. 15321.
 
6134.8, Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 2318-2327, 13-11, Bolivian songs. Very weak. 14321.
Also 2335-2346, 14-11, Spanish, comments, flute music. Very weak, best on LSB. 14321.
Also 2224-2256, 17-11, Spanish,comments, id. "Radio Santa Cruz". Best onLSB. 14321.
 
BRAZIL
4774.9, Radio Congohas, Congohas, 2136-2147, 15-11, Portuguese, religious songs. Very weak, best on LSB. 15321.
Also 2105-2112, 16-11, "A Voz do Brasil". 14321.
 
4805, Radiodifusora do Amazonas, Manaus, 2313-2320, 13-11, Portuguese, comments. Very weak. 14221.
 
4875.2, Radiodifusora Roraima, Boavista, 2115-2132, 14-11, Portuguese, soccer comments, Brazilian songs. (No A Voz do Brasil). 15321.
 
4885, Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 2048-2115, 15-11, religious program, at 2100 sport program "Canal Esportivo", id. "Radio Clube do Pará". 34433.
 
4925, Radio Educaçao Rural, Tefé, 2238-2249, 17-11, Portuguese, comments. 15321.
 
4985, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 0625-0637, 14-11,  Brazilian songs. 22332.
Also 2120-2117, 14-11, "A Voz do Brasil". 24322.
 
6059.8, Super Radio Deus e Armor, Curitiba, 0650-0658, 14-11, Portuguese, religious comments. 14321.
 
6010, Radio Inconfidencia, Bello Horizonte, 0720-0728, 14-11, Portuguese, comments, Braziliansongs, id. "Inconfidencia". 14321.
Also 2137-2148,14-11, "A Voz do Brasil". 13321.
Also 0720-0745, 16-11, Brazilian songs, Portuguese, comments, id. "Inconfidencia". 25322.
 
6040.7, Radio Evangelizar, Curitiba, 0645-0657, 16-11, religious songs and comments, Portuguese. 24322.
Also 2106-2113, 16-11, "A Voz do Brasil", 24322.
 
9515, Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 2118-2131, 17-11, "A Voz do Brasil". 15321.
 
9550, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2145-2143, 13-11, "A Voz do Brasil". 13321.
 
9564.9, Super Radio Deus e Armor, Curitiba, 0737-0743, 14-11, Portuguese, religious comments, "Igeja Pentecostal Deus e Armor". 24322.
 
9664.8, Voz Mission aria, Camboriú, 2133-2140, 14-11, "A Voz do Brasil". 13321.
 
9674.9, Radio Cançao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, 2130-2137, 14-11, A Voz do Brasil. 34433.
 
9725.4, Radio Evangelizar, Curitiba, 2132-2138, 14-11, "A Voz do Brasil". 14321.
 
10000, Time Signal Station Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, 0729-0735, 14-11, Time signals, female voice announcements: "Observatorio Nacional, 5 horas, 29 minutes, 40 segunds". 24322.
 
11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goinia, 2135-2145, 14-11, "A Voz do Brasil". 21321.
 
15190, Radio Inconfidencia, Bello Horizonte, 2136-2147, 14-11, "A Voz do Brasil". 24322.
 
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, 0550-0610, 15-11, songs, 
Spanish comments. Very weak, 15321.
Also 0601-0613, 16-11, songs, comments, Spanish. Very weak.15321.
Also 0549-0557, 17-11, songs, Spanish, comments. Very weak. 15321
Also 0548-0607, 18-11, pop and African songs, at 0557 Spanish, comments and more songs. Weak but clear today. 15331.
All days on air in the early morning, but out of air in the evening at about 1800. Past years here, in Playa Blanca, in November, the bets reception was at 1800 UTC, but now off air at this time.
 
GERMANY, Deutsche Wetterdienst, Pinneberg, 5905, 0615-0623, 16-11, German, 
weather report. // 6180. 24433 and 6180 25432.
 
GUATEMALA, 4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0620-0628, 14-11, religious songs in English. Very weak. 15321.
 
LIBERIA, 6050, ELWA Radio, Monrovia, 0610-0705, 16-11, English, religious comments and songs, at 0655 "Back to the Bible". 2432
Also 0632-0705, 17-11, English, religious comments, "This is Back to the Bible". 25432.
 
MADEIRA, 1530, Pos to Emissor do Funchal, Poiso, 0632-0639, 14-11, 
commercial advertisements, "Zapateria Porto, en Funchal", Portuguese songs. 34433.
 
MALI
5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, 0704-0710, 13-11, French, news about Mali, Africa and the World, male, female. 24322.
 
PERU
4764, Radio Huanta 2000, Huanta, 2325-2337, 15-11, Spanish, comments. Very weak, barele audible. 14321.
Also 2304-2315, 17-11, Peruvian songs, Spanish, comments. 15321.
 
4774.9, Radio Tarma, Tarma, 2334-2345, 15-11, Spanish, comments, Weak. 14221.
 
4955, Radio Cultural Amauta, Huanta, 2336-2347, 15-11, Quechua, comments. Very weak. 15321
Also 2147-2202, 16-11, Quechua comments. 15331.
Also 2235-2248, 17-11, Peruvian songs. 15321.
 
SOLOMON ISLANDS, 5020, SIBC, Honiara, 0650-0710, 15-11, pop songs, at 0700 comments in English, extremely weak, barely audible and only audible on LSB. 14321.
Also 0700-0737, 17-11, female with comments in English, pop songs in English, more comments. Weak. 14321. 

VENEZUELA, 1290, Radio Puerto Cabello, Puerto Caello, 0652-0705, 14-11, Venezuelan songs, id. "Radio Puerto Cabello, en primer lugar de sintonia". 14321.
 

Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain

Logs in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 6 meters

Propagation de K7RA

ZCZC AP46


QST de W1AW 
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 46  ARLP046
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  November 17, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB PROP ARL ARLP046
ARLP046 Propagation de K7RA

Thirteen days of zero sunspots ended on Tuesday, with sunspot numbers
of 14, 14, and 15 on Tuesday through Thursday.

In this week's bulletin average daily sunspot numbers increased from
0 to 4, while average daily solar flux decreased slightly from 70.8
to 70.3. Average planetary A index decreased from 15.6 to 12.3, and
average mid-latitude A index declined from 12.4 to 8.6.

Predicted solar flux is 74 on November 17-24, 75 on November 25-27,
then 73, 72 and 71 on November 28-30, 70 on December 1-2, 69 on
December 3-4, 68 on December 5-7, 69 on December 8-9, 70 on December
10, 73 on December 11-16, 75 on December 17-24, then 73, 72 and 71
on December 25-27, 70 on December 28-29, and 69 on December 30-31.

Predicted planetary A index is 14, 10 and 15 on November 17-19, 20
on November 20-21, then 18 and 10 on November 22-23, 5 on November
24-28, then 8 and 10 on November 29-30, 5 on December 1-3, then 35,
40, 28, 20 and 10 on December 4-8, 5 on December 9-10, then 15, 18,
12, 15, 12 and 8 on December 11-16, 20 on December 17-19, 8 on
December 20, 5 on December 21-25, 8 and 10 on December 26-27, 5 on
December 28-30 and on December 31 it jumps to 35, indicating
disturbed conditions.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period November 17 to December
13, 2017 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH of the Czech Propagation Interested
Group compiling this geomagnetic activity weekly forecast since
1978.

"Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on November 24-28, December 2, 9
Mostly quiet on November 19, 23, 29, December 8
Quiet to unsettled on November 18, December 1, 3, 11-12
Quiet to active on November 17, 30, December 4, 7, 12-13
Active to disturbed on November 20-22, December 5-6

"Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on
November (17-19,), 20-24, (29-30,) and on December (1-5,) 5-7, 9-12.

"Remarks:
- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.
- Current forecasts still remains less reliable"

ARRL SSB Sweepstakes contest is this weekend. Rules can be found at

Out of Japan, this study confirms that during sunspot cycle
minimums, solar activity is consistent from cycle to cycle, but not
at solar cycle peaks:


Bruce Smith, AC4G in Taft, Tennessee wrote on November 9:

"In April 2013, I was so excited to hear and make a QSO with VK9CZ,
Cocos-Keeling on 80m CW as reported in the ARRL Propagation Report.
The VK9CZ signal appeared all of a sudden out of nowhere with 579
signals at my sunset 2343Z via long path. Other stateside operators
made the QSO including N4II who studied the technical aspects
(science) and wrote a few articles on the path of the VK9CZ signal
at gray line for April 2013.

"Recently, in Nov 2017, 4 years and 7 months later, VK9CZ put on
another DXpedition to Cocos-Keeling. To my surprise, I heard their
signals once again pop out of nowhere on 80 CW at my sunset (from
2235Z until 2325Z) early-November renewing my excitement. The
signals long path (SE Beverage antenna) were surpassing 599.

"I could not pass another chance to say hello this year by giving
the op on that side a 599 signal report. His sigs peaked via long
path at 10 dB over S9 at my Taft, TN QTH this year Nov 2017. Perhaps
Fall long path sigs are better than April sigs? There were several
stateside hams who made the 1 Nov logs on 80m. The online log only
showed about 36 QSOs in NA who had made the logs according to the
Clublog statistics that I was monitoring on 1 Nov. On 5 Nov, I could
barely hear the VK9CZ signals long path via SE Beverage antenna.
Since then, a few other lucky operators logged an 80m QSO via LP
with VK9CZ for a total of 71 80m QSOs as late as 6 Nov. 6 Nov was
one of their last operating periods closing out their operation with
another long path opening. The VK9CZ signals peaked via LP about 539
on this day in Taft, TN. All other days not described above, there
were no apparent signals being received at my location in southern
Tennessee on 80m.

"My observations revealed one great long path opening at my sunset
and one mediocre opening, while the other long path openings were
nil to barely readable.  As it was in 2013, both VK9CZ and my QTH
were in sunlight for both QSOs taking advantage of another sunrise
enhancement.

"I also monitored 160m on days no sigs were heard on 80m, but not a
whisper from the VK9CZ 160m signals at my sunset on many days
monitored or when 160m cluster spots indicated VK9CZ operations on
160m.

"By the time the readers read this, the DXpedition will have ended.
Hopefully, the next few years may bring other surprises on 80m/160m
for us all renewing the DX Spirit for all low band operators.

"73, Bruce/AC4G/Taft, TN/EM65"

The earlier QSO that Bruce referred to was covered in the April 12,
2013 issue of Propagation Forecast Bulletin ARLP015.


If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,
email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.

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

An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
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 November 9 through 15, 2017 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
14, and 14, with a mean of 4. 10.7 cm flux was 65.8, 68.6, 67.3,
69.4, 72.1, 74.4, and 74.2, with a mean of 70.3. Estimated planetary
A indices were 20, 21, 8, 6, 6, 11, and 14, with a mean of 12.3.
Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 11, 13, 7, 4, 6, 8, and 11,
with a mean of 8.6.
NNNN
/EX

Shortwave Radiogram, 18-19 Nov

Shortwave Radiogram this weekend is mostly in the usual MFSK32, but one news story is transmitted first in 8PSK-500F (1690 wpm) and then in 8PSK-1000F (3386 wpm). These modes are probably too fast for HF, but we'll try it anyway.


Details and schedule:


Patch audio from your radio to your PC, or place the radio's speaker near the mic, and use Fldigi from w1hkj.com to decode text and images. Any shortwave radio, including a portable with no SSB, can be used.

(Kim Elliott via dxld yg)

Agenda DX 18/11/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Voice of Tigers (1989)
Radio Educadora do Guajara Mirim, Brasile 3375 Khz (1964)
Radio Centinela del Sur, Ecuador 4770 Khz (1956)

FESTE NAZIONALI
Giornata nazionale in Oman
Anniversario dell'Indipendenza in Marocco
Anniversario della proclamazione della Repubblica in Lettonia

venerdì 17 novembre 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 16-17, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Nov 17 at 0200:30, RAE ATTW opening English giving the produxion date as Thursday Nov 16, so it`s on time. Previous hour carried VORW, and ID at hourtop (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 16 at 1858, another check for R. Biafra via WRMI – OFF the air, no signal past 1903 and at 1923 recheck. Yesterday was on but music fill instead. At least we have the recording I made on Sunday. Has it been canceled? NO:

Other scheduled broadcast is at 0500-0600, so I check that on Nov 17 from 0509 for the rest of the hour: VOB is back on 11530 in English, S7-S9, and a weaker 7240 via France. (By comparison, WRMIBS 11580 is S2-S3.) It appears to be the same programming as originally heard Nov 12 and 13: ``Radio Biafra, broadcasting from London``, YL and OM alternately repeating the SW schedule multiple times, every few minutes: 05-06 7240 & 11530, 19-20 11530. They never mention sites such as France and Florida. 

But there is a slight change: at 0510, the OM version adds another frequency for the 8 pm (19z) broadcast, 9520 (not 100% sure but after 3 or 4 times, I think that`s it, or maybe 9530). Latest HFCC Nov 17 does not show anything on either during that hour. Will it be WRMI too or somewhence else? Will 11530 still be off? MUST check for 9520 at 1900 Nov 17. YL also repeats the text number for reception reports. At 0530, I give 11530 a generous rating of SINPO 25322. 

7240 is hard to match for sure to 11530 and may not be synchronized, separate playout and/or satellite delay. At 0550 there is a het about 7240.4 but that could be ham rather than jam; then as it fades up slightly, I am hearing a hum much closer to 7240 and wonder if it`s one of the defective Issoudun transmitters. 

11530 at 0558 starts playing a song in Spanish, which I assume is WRMI fill after Biafra; 0559:30 Zanotti, and as before, cut off the air before his canned ID can completely utter the e-mail address.

7240 is still on air at 0600 and hummy, altho nothing else is in HFCC schedule.

(7254.94, meanwhile at 0603 Nov 17, Voice of Nigeria is much huger, S9+30 in Hausa; BTW, VON is obviously biased against Biafra, nothing in Igbo, per WRTH, Fulfulde their only other African language, not even Yoruba!). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11790, Nov 17 at 0038, CRI, or whatever they are calling it now, English interview about China and Austria, good signal, just like // 11885. Both are via Xi`an, 190 and 200 degrees respectively. Graylinish, could be longpaths. BTW, I visited the Xi`an site on my one trip to China, but they wouldn`t let me thru the gate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Nov 16 at 1924, RHC in big carrier of dead air. This frequency is supposed to close at 1900 after being the only one filling the 16-19 UT gap. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Still so at 1947, while 15140 is in Creole (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535, Nov 17 at 0100, RHC Spanish in full frequency announcement, including closing 6000 & 11950, without clarifying that those have been the separate Mesa Redonda TV soundtrack; I`m not paying close attention, but at the end, a fourth FM frequency has been added, for Cienfuegos. I think it ends in .9. Check the website, 
http://radiohc.cu/interesantes/frecuencias
Of course not! It`s still the *A-16* schedule with outdated SW frequencies, let alone FM. Arnie had said plans were to expand RHC coverage on FM to the entire island. At this rate, it`ll take many2 years. It`s never been clear how the various languages fit into the FM schedules, if any beyond Spanish. There must be some English, since they plug the FMs in that language (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, Nov 17 at 0611, RHC English undermodulated, making it worse vs the CCI producing a slow SAH of 32v per minute. HFCC shows the understation at 0600-0630 is NHK Arabic to the SE from FRANCE. Arnie was itching to get back on good ol` 6165, but participants in HFCC have also registered what amount to other collisions: 0020-0320 Spanish back toward Cuba from Iran; 0430-0500 NHK Russian via Germany (but never mind the imaginary Voice of Russia in Russian from St. Pete with 800 kW! at 0100-0600 also back toward America. Hmm, wonder if that entry was really to ``protect`` 6165 for the Cuban boycotter of HFCC?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11935-11970, Nov 17 at 1335, RHC 11950 is splattering out to this range. // 11840 along with its clear but weaker parasites 11830 & 11840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9570, Nov 16 at 1936, S3-S5 of dead air, lite whine, maybe JBM. Of course, it`s Cairo`s hour in ``German`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7140, Nov 17 at 1340, JBA carrier, presumed Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea, by longpath. Much weaker than 7120 Hargeisa, or 7205 if that`s Sudan; and other VOBME INTRUDER, 7181+ not audible amid hams. But by 1349 I can make out its JBA carrier on 7181.552.

The long path route from Asmara to Enid goes across the entire Indian Ocean, well south of Australia, just missing the southern tip of New Zealand, across the entire Pacific, entering North America around La Paz. Full-daytime short path would be across France, Atlantic and Labrador. Distancefromto.net shows short path is 12.7 Megameters or 7.9 kilomiles. Subtracting from approx. 40 Mm or 24.9 kmi circumference, we get: 27.3 Mm, or 17 kmi LP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7236.13v to 7236.16, Nov 17 at 1342, S6-S9 carrier varying constantly down and up as I try to measure it, trace of modulation, surely R. Ethiopia by longpath; the 40m Eritrean frequencies also in, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Nov 17 at 0610, dead air at S9, XEPPM still not turned off after end of programming circa 0600 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 7490, check WBCQ UT Sat Nov 18 at 0400-0500 for `Broad Spectrum Radio`, as per their new schedule, our only chance to hear it not quite in the middle of the night vs WRMI scheduling. Seems strange, as WBCQ has long carried `Financial Survival` during this hour, UT Tue-Sat and still shows on their schedule, no BSR.

Or rather, the BSR website has been changed since I last quoted it; showing current date Nov 17 and time:
http://broadspectrumradio.com/about-bsr/shortwave-radio-schedule/bsr-international-shortwave-broadcasts/
Now WRMI is NOT mentioned, and times on WBCQ and Channel 292 are TBA!
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11600, Nov 16 at 1945, Alex Scourby pontificating a Bible, an echo behind 11825 WRMI, i.e. The Overkiller Ministry, soon into BS himself; poor S2-S4, with RTTY QRM from 11595 avoided by USB tuning; but why in this doomed world bother? BULGARIA has reserved this frequency for one minute less than 24 hours; Kurdistan also on the HFCC books via KCH Moldova, currently not in use (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 3950-3955-3960, Nov 17 at 0606, DRM noise causing hams to avoid the span, but one on 3963-LSB; it`s BBCWS in English, this hour only, 100 kW, 114 degrees from Woofferton per HFCC. I thought DRM transmissions deliberately reduced power to a sizable fraxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15740, Nov 16 at 1927, S9+20 of open carrier, tho nothing scheduled here. I figure it`s VOA Greenville warming up for 15730 to start at 1930; yes, rather at 1929:24* it cuts off and jumps to 15730 which is already on by the time I get there. 1930 brings up French modulation as ``VOA Afrique, Le Monde Aujourd`hui``, without any sign-on or English ID, but joining in progress. 

The warmup-on-another-frequency tactic is oft employed by IBB when necessary to avoid QRMing itself; in this case, 15730 has already been on for an hour of French, but via Vatican, violating Separation of Church & State. (And reverts to SMG for another semihour from 2030 on weekends; why? It`s not like there aren`t plenty of idle GB senders) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: confirmed Thursday November 16 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850, good. Modulation does not start until 2230.0 with Okeechobee song ID. NOT confirmed UT Fri Nov 17 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB --- yet again no signal detectable now nor at 0058 recheck, when 9265 WINB is good, 9370 WWRB is VG, and 7490v WBCQ is poor. 

I asked WBCQ last week if something was wrong at their end, but no reply. As the northernmost USA SW station except for KNLS, it`s most vulnerable to auroral zone attenuation or even blackouts. Too bad they are not using 3265v, which would survive much better than the highers.

BTW, No one mentions it, but I must apologize for a number of upcut/glitches, particularly toward the end of WOR 1904. This happens when I am in too big a hurry and don`t wait another beat or two after unpausing my recording as I make an edit. This time, that even missed the callsign of the station I was talking about moving from 5050 to 3215, which of course was WWRB. Next:

Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or 1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Nov 17 at 0725, WRMI Oldies channels now amid floating VOA News relay, about Zimbabwe, both good this night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Nov 16 at 1931, barely audible music about S6 same as background noise level, from KVOH. There are huge variations in reception here at about 1100 miles, sometimes blasting in, sometimes like this or even JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, Nov 17 at 0036, WEWN English is VG, S9+35 and even splattering. Very unusual, but later into the night we can expect it to become JBA: is it running until 0900, or 1200, in the absence of registered NF 9470 at 09-12? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12000-12030 and 12110-12120 approx., Nov 17 at 1332, spike splatter matching modulation peaks on 12065 WEWN English which is very strong. Worst around 12010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Nov 17 at 1303 UT, USA Radio News, roughly E-W, which means not KMMJ, but surely not WSB either, a major station with a minor network? and rather late for it at sunrise here. I might guess KBNN Lebanon MO, but NRC AM Log shows the USA affiliate is KOAL Price UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Nov 17 at 1311 UT, DJ mixing English with some S Asian? language, also playing snippets of S Asian songs, but just can`t stop his doubletalk. Roughly N/S, surely KFJZ Fort Worth TX in its latest incarnation, and shortly losing out to WWL still propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 5855 & 5875, Nov 17 at 1322, open carriers, at S6-S9 and S5-S8 respectively, somethings warming up for 1330 broadcasts.

5855 at 1329 Nov 17 refers to BBCWS.com, 1330 into tonal language.
5875 at 1329 Nov 17 into atonal language, with recognizable BBCWS theme music.

HFCC shows both are 100 kW, 131 degrees from Tashkent, 5855 at 1330-1415 in Myanmarianese, 5875 at 1330-1400 in Bengali (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, on the handheld, altazimuth wrist-mounted DX-398, Nov 17 at 1253-1300 UT: 774-NW, 828-NW, 882-?, 1035-WSW, 1098-W (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1837 UT November 17

Media & Tech - 17/11/2017

Propagation News – 19 January 2017

Last week saw the solar flux index stay steadfastly in the mid-70s thanks to a lack of visible sunspots on the solar surface. But by Thursday one had appeared over the limb and was designated sunspot 2687.

Geomagnetic conditions were mostly settled in the first half of the week, but a minor G1 geomagnetic storm commenced on Wednesday as an elevated solar wind stream moved past our planet. This continued into Thursday, with the Kp-index hitting four at times. This had a slightly detrimental effect on the ionosphere, with maximum usable frequencies over a 3,000km path struggling to exceed 21MHz at times.

Next week. NOAA forecasts the solar flux index will remain in the mid-70s. But we may have unsettled geomagnetic conditions on the 20th to the 22nd, due to yet another high-speed solar wind stream from a coronal hole. The hole is very much Earth-facing as it is right on the solar equator. It therefore has the potential to create unsettled and auroral conditions and a high K-index. The end of the week may therefore be better for HF DX, although, as always, be prepared for surprises.

To end on a positive note, this time of year is ideal for long-distance propagation on the lower bands and members of CDXC report lots of DX on 40m and 80m. For example, K6MYC in California has been worked by many hams in Europe from about 40 minutes before our local sunrise to about 30 minutes afterwards. Admittedly Mike does have 40 acres, seven 89-foot towers and a three-element beam for 80 metres, which helps!

VHF and up:

We start with a weak area of high pressure and hence just a chance of some tropo, especially in the south of the UK and extending into the near continent and down across Biscay. Tropo can be amplified overnight and during the mornings, particularly in the misty mornings of autumn, but overall, this event looks marginal at best.

The second phase of weather propagation will come after mid-week when the pressure falls away as low pressure takes up position. There could be some coastal showers giving a chance of rain scatter on the microwave bands, principally on the western side of the country. In the east, there may still be some residual tropo since high pressure is likely to remain close by, although much weaker.

The new moon was on the 18th, so for the early part of next week the Moon will still be close enough to the Sun to make EME contacts a little more difficult. The Moon will also appear in the direction of the Milky Way so the sky noise temperatures will be particularly high. This coincides with low moon declination at this time of year. This is not so good for the microwave EME operators, who tend to prefer the Moon to be higher in the sky. But for those who do EME on the VHF bands, and without antenna elevation, the low moon may help.


The Leonids meteor shower peak has just passed, but there may be some useful tail-end meteors from the dust of associated comet Temple-Tuttle. The November Taurids is a minor meteor shower with a broad peak of around 10 days, but at a low rate. There may just be enough meteors around to make operating meteor scatter worthwhile, as long as you have patience.

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #321

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#321 Issued Friday November 17, 2017 at 1430 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSFN) were 75.0 73.2 74.5

The daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 15.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at an active to quiet geomagnetic condition of
4 4 3 2 1 1 2 3.
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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

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

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

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 15 at 1859, WRMI ID by Biermann, and then --- music fill immediately from 1900 and at further random chex during the hour, 1911, 1944, instead of Voice of Biafra. What`s wrong? What`s next? Summarizing, here`s what has happened so far with this transmission:
Sun Nov 12, discovered in progress with VOB announcements
Mon Nov 13, repeated same hour
Tue Nov 14, nothing heard at UTwente
Wed Nov 15, on air but replaced by music
Thu Nov 16, ??? TBA

As for the 0500 broadcast, Ivo Ivanov also reports music fill:
``SWLDXBulgaria News, November 15-16 (publications ?11286-?11300)
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-biafra-via-tdf.html
BIAFRA (non) Reception of Radio Biafra via TDF Issoudun, Nov 16:
0500-0600 on  7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English, good and
not parallel 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Music via WRMI tx``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 16 at 0036, amid RHC`s second English hour of the day, new frequency is on and // 5040; while 6060 is off, just Brazilian with het. Last night`s English on 6060 toward hourend was probably a slipshod early switch-on with the wrong feed input. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

RHC Spanish audible on 9535, 9640; and separate `Mesa Redonda` TV soundtrack on 6000, overmodulated/distorted. MR is supposed to be on a second channel, still 11950. Surely supposed to be on, but no 25m frequencies audible, outfaded already? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11650, Nov 16 at 1315, RHC Spanish is only S9-S5 and undermodulated, much weaker than 11670 at S9+40. B-17 sked shows 11650 at 13-15, 110 degrees to S America (but missing it at that angle), is the puny 50 kW Bejucal transmitter rather than 100/250 from most RHC frequencies. 50 kW also on 13670 at 12-13; 9640 at 22-05; another 50 kW on 15730 at 2330-0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 16 at 1523, RHC fails to surround this frequency with a dozen filthy spurs across the 19m band; what`s wrong? These seem to be more likely around *1400. Maybe they clear up with warmup? By this hour, only other frequencies on air, per sked and monitoring, are 9535, 11760, 15230, 17730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7181.595, Nov 16 at 1323, JBA carrier with LSB QRhaM, presumed INTRUDER VOBME by long path. Nothing audible from other VOBME circa 7140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9680, Nov 16 at 1532, nice harp music at S3, Japanese talk. The China/Taiwan radio war is over at 1400, and now NHK runs 1455-1700 due west from Yamata; not good for Zambia during same span weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Nov 16 at 1336, S5-S7 Korean talk, my pro-forma occasional log of this high-MW, only 105-mb broadcast station (except for MW harmonix, but none lately), KCBS Pyongyang, on the air 22 hours a day, 50 kW ND. At least a carrier is usually audible here around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 5920+, Nov 16 at 1327 Korean talk, and rapid tone jamming on the hi side, vs Voice of Freedom on one of its alternative frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 7410, Nov 16 at 1332, while CRI Japanese is talking instead of musicking, barely audible understation presumed still Shiokaze from Japan, English on Thursday. Earlier in the hour I could not detect it on 7410, and scanned the 49m band for it with no results either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9805, Nov 15 at 2258, VG S9+10 with flute and guitar music; 2259, KBSWR theme and Indonesian ID; 2300 theme and opening Chinese. Both hours 250 kW on same 225 degree beam from Kimjae. Apparently KBS is not worthy of ChiCom jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1390, Nov 16 at 1307 UT, KCRC Enid is open carrier/dead air, as are the nasty spurs hetting 1360 and 1420, but they are also wobbly. Still dead at 1313 UT; obviously no one in charge and no one cares whether it modulate or not. Unfortunately, it usually does, 24/7 with stupid CBS sports talk. I take the opportunity to null the fundamental for anything else, but it`s still too strong, only a few miles away. Third harmonic 4170 also silent still at 1341 UT except for some hum. Had resumed modulation by next check 1522 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 16 at 1318, R. Hargeisa, S8 with undermodulated song; 1320 I think I hear the English words ``This is ---`` as a third of an hour in English is scheduled to start now; more talk and music, but too weak, by long path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. In last report, I meant to write 6125.006, not 6125.06 on this item, fixed:
6125.006, Nov 15 at 0412, VOT in English to N America is only poor, but pretty close to on-frequency. The // to Asia, 7240, is not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4102.842-CW, Nov 16 at 0723, the `W` weather beacon from the SE California desert, very weak but strong enough to pin down the frequency. Between the W`s, sends various other letters and numbers, such as 2, 6, E E E. Again audible at 1340 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 15 at 2200 on WBCQ, 7490v, VG S9+20/30. This broadcast is now ``in season``, off to a good start with plenty of nighty propagation, but not too much. Sunset is early! 3:57 pm EST in nearby Presque Isle = 2057 UT, per timeanddate.com.

But not confirmed, next broadcast UT Thu Nov 16 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB --- can`t even confirm it is on the air (Nearby stations: 9395 WRMI VG with BS, 9370 WWRB fair delayed behind 9395; 9265 WINB poor; 9455 WRMI VG with Oldies; 7490 WBCQ fair-good.) Next:
Thu 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or 1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, Nov 16 at 0721, JBA carrier --- oh2, bet it`s WWRB again, where Dave failed to change to night BS frequency, 3185 --- yes, nothing there! It would be a nightmare making good to TOM all the transmission failures his psychophants/sickophants paid for (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1000 kHz, Nov 16 at 1303 UT, toll-free number ad, never a useful clue, but then plug for wilkinsradio.com. Hovering over ``Our Stations`` there we find as suspected KKIM 1000 Albuquerque NM; makes usual slow SAH with KTOK OKC, nulled as much as possible. It`s 7 minutes before LSR here, but way before in ABQ. KKIM is 10000/53 watts U1, also with PSRA of 12.2 watts! Official FCC sunrise for it in November is 1345 UT (December: 1400 UT). No doubt God OKs their cheating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Nov 16 between 1243 and 1253 UT: Here is where I always start: 774-NW, also weaker from WSW, it seems; 702-WSW; 657-WSW, 594-WSW, 882-?, 972-?; 1035-WSW, 1098-W, 1116-WSW, 1323-WSW, 1566-NW. Also one off-frequency below 666 from WSW, local birdie? Sunrise here 1310 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6130-USB, Nov 16 at 1330, INTRUDER, 2-way in Spanish, very weak, vs carrier presumably Laos (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11718-USB, Nov 15 at 2307, VP 2-way in Spanish; het from 11720, nothing on 11715. It seems I continue to be the only monitor documenting these INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1830 UT November 16

Test transmission on 9650


TRANSMISSION TEST 9650, 1233-1249, 16-11, "You are Listenig to a test transmisión", "Please, emai you reception report to trasmissiontest@gmail.com" Excellent signal. Guinea out of air now 45555. 


Manuel Méndez
Log in Playa Blanca

SIBC heard in Playa Blanca, Lazarote, Canary Islands

SOLOMON ISLANDS, SIBC, Honiara, 5020 kHz, 0720, 17-11, now on air, female with comments in English, pop songs in English, more comments. Weak. 14321. 


Manuel Méndez
Lugo, Spain
Logs in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 6 meters

Agenda DX 17/11/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
EIAR, Italia (1927)
Radio Tropical 99-0, Venezuela 990 Khz (1939)
Caracol, Colombia 5077 Khz (1956)
KVON, California 1440 Khz (1947)
Radio Jamaica 730 Khz (1939)

giovedì 16 novembre 2017

Radio Caroline live Ross Revenge

There will be an additional Radio Caroline North/Manx Radio live broadcast weekend from the Ross Revenge on 16th and 17th December.

Media & Tech - 16/11/2017

SWLDXBulgaria News, November 15-16

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

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

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

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

INDIA   Frequency changes of All India Radio, videos in Sinhala and English, Nov.16:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/more-and-more-frequency-changes-of-all.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

--

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

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

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

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #320

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

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

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

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

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And last but not least I also post some snippets of solar, space and geomagnetic weather goings on and some images in my Twitter account at https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm .

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#320 Issued Thursday November 16, 2017 at 1500 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSFN) were 74.4 74.2 75.3

The daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 14.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at an unsettled to quiet geomagnetic condition of
2 2 3 3 2 3 2 2.
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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend- deteriorating.

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

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

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

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

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

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

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2017 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

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

Also HF radio wave propagation forecasting is still an inexact
science. The forecasts are not official but for educational and hobby
related purposes only and are subject to human error and acts of God,
therefore no guarantee or warranty implied.

Agenda DX 16/11/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
CJCX, Canada (1964)
Radio Mariquita, Italia 3925 Khz (1993)

mercoledì 15 novembre 2017

Media & Tech - 15/11/2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 15, 2017

** ALASKA [non]. 7355, Nov 15 at 1400, I am trying to hear the KNLS non-Chariots of Fire IS underneath RNZI news, but cannot. Harold Sellers complained yesterday, ``7355 ALASKA KNLS at 1409 in English, but overwhelmed by strong co-channel RNZI. - Nov 14 Sellers-BC``. Another failure of frequency management: indeed, HFCC shows NZ at 13-17 (rounded off), and AK at 14-15 & 16-18 on 7355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5850, Nov 15 at 0711, RAE ATTW via WRMI in English now an hour ``earlier`` off DST, making me more likely to be awake for it and without all the competition at 0200. She is still plugging being able to listen to RAE in the USA via Audio Now on telephone! Rather than SW. Sounds like the same announcement they have been making for 6 months now, promising expansion to Canadá, México; Brasil in Portuguese. Gives the number only once; not a good promotional tactic: should be at least ten times to be sure everyone can get it copied (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 // 6100 // 6060 // 6000, Nov 15 at 0711, RHC finally manages to run all four frequencies and all in English as newly scheduled in one-hour extension. But all are undermodulated except much louder 6060; different site? Not per the detailed site-schedules provided by Arnie in DXLD 17-45: per that, they are all Bauta, except the odd one out, 6000 from Quivicán. One might verify this by comparing echo-delays among them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15370, Nov 15 at 1357, RHC not on yet, so 19mb is blessedly free of spurs (and allowing the Buzzing Service of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be heard on 15380); but *1358, 15370 cuts on with Spanish in progress, modulation cuts off and on and off and on, eventually staying on. And now, the filthy spurblobs are back, approx. 15435, 15501, 15566; 15305, 15240, 15175 --- but at least not so big a panoply further out as other days; recheck 1517, spurs still around 15236, 15303, 15437, 15505. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Nov 15 at 1401, `Travel Gazette` via WRMI. I listen to most of it today, and am convinced that it`s a very old episode which the automation keeps replaying, lacking any overwrite by newer ones. ``This week`` the major news items are familiar from months before: Australia considering travel ban of laptops; crime rate in Caribbean is up, greater than in Latin America; Easy-Jet redesigned website making it much less usable; Kenya to start direct flights to America by next April, or sometime in the next 12 months! So this ep probably started in April 2017. Closing with the Beatles tune, which is ``Something`` by George Harrison. What a waste. WRMI does keep replaying various other shows which have apparently expired long ago. Is it because they are still paying for airtime, and the repeat content is not WRMI`s problem? Or just neglected to remove them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7135-7142 and 7175-7185, approx., Nov 15 at 0332, DRM noise jamming detectable here, but no AM carriers from the Eritreans audible amid. 

7140, Nov 15 at 1351, JBA carrier from presumed VOBME INTRUDER by long-path, no jamming; but DRMnoise approx. 7169-7175; could that be where the other VOBME is today rather than 7181+v? No carrier from it detectable in either area, and then the QRDRM goes off. (Meanwhile 7120 carrier from Hargeisa, Somaliland, longpath is much stronger.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7355, Nov 15 at 1404, pause amid news plugging how to file a formal complaint against RNZ (how helpful!), back to weather. No QRM from KNLS which buries itself under this signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 7295.05 approx., Nov 15 at 1354, note an off-frequency carrier on the hi side, hetting an on-frequency one, but goes off by 1355 before I can measure it more accurately. HFCC has a likely candidate, 1330-1357 [sic], Babcock in Japanese, 300 kW, 352 degrees from Taiwan. But what is it, really? Consult NDXC/Aoki: Furusato no Kaze, 1330-1357, but in this case allegedly 300 kW, 2 degrees from Paochung, Taiwan site. And what else at this hour? No broadcaster except imaginary Yakutsk in HFCC. But 7295 is a favorite AM frequency for American hams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** TURKEY. 6125.06, Nov 15 at 0412, VOT in English to N America is only poor, but pretty close to on-frequency. The // to Asia, 7240, is not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 7285.096, Nov 15 at 0335, VP carrier obviously off-frequency. HFCC shows BBCWS in Arabic, 03-04 via DHA, 250 kW, 255 degrees. This site has developed a well-deserved reputation for frequency-inaccuracy, yet BBC keeps using it. But at 04-05 the next 7285 hour is back to Woofferton. (And at 05-07, 7285 belongs to Radio Sonder Grense, Zuid Afrika, the shoulder channel between night on 3320, day on 9650.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: I happen to wake up just before 1030 Wed Nov 15 so check WRMI: yes, WOR on 5850 at S9+30 and // 9455 at a respectable S9. Also confirmed Wed Nov 15 at 1415 on WRMI, 9955, in the clear, no jamming, but ACI from 9950, and then 9960 as described last week. Next:
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or 1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7205, Nov 15 at 1354, song at S5-S6. I might expect Sudan by longpath since I am getting Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somaliland on 41m. Incredibly, literally, HFCC B-17 shows all these possibilities just before 1400 besides ALF Sudan: VOR in Russian via Moskva, and/or Tchita; CNR in Uighur from Urumqi, CRI in Chinese from Beijing; MIC from Japan (such as Sea Breeze)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1731 UT November 15