mercoledì 21 febbraio 2018

Agenda DX 21/02/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
Radio Hispaniola, Repubblica Dominicana 1050 Khz (1936)
KSL, Utah 1160 Khz (1922)

Propagation outlook from Boulder

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:Issued: 2018 Feb 19 0416 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 12 - 18 February 2018

Solar activity was at very low levels on 13-18 Feb and low levels on
12 Feb. The strongest flare of the period was a C1 from Region 2699
(S07, L=165, class/area Dai/240 on 10 Feb) at 12/0135 UTC. The event
produced an associated asymmetric halo signature first observed in
SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery at 12/0125 UTC. Analysis and modeling of the
event suggested arrival of the CME at Earth on 15 Feb.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at
background levels 12-16 Feb. An increase to moderate levels on 17
Feb and to high levels on 18 Feb was observed in response influence
from a negative polarity CH HSS.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels. Quiet
conditions were observed on 12-14 Feb. On 15 Feb, arrival of the 12
Feb CME produced only one isolated period of active during the day.
Total magnetic field strength increased to a peak of 15 nT around
16/0530 UTC while Bz remained mostly positive. Solar wind speeds
were relatively slow, between 300-400 km/s through the event. Active
levels were reached again on 17 and 18 Feb in response to influence
from a negative polarity CH HSS. Solar wind speeds continued to
increase over the two days to a peak of about 600 km/s late on 18
Feb.

FORECAST OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 19 FEBRUARY - 17 MARCH 2018

Solar activity is expected to be very low through 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. High levels from CH
HSS influence are expected from 19-25 Feb. A transition back to
normal levels is expected from 26 Feb to 17 Mar.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range quiet to G1 (Minor)
geomagnetic storm conditions. Influence from a negative polarity CH
HSS is expected to produce isolated periods of G1 (Minor) storming
on 19 Feb. A decrease to quiet to active levels by 20 Feb and quiet
to unsettled levels over 21-23 Feb is expected as influence from the
CH HSS slowly wanes. Quiet to unsettled levels are again expected on
04 Mar and 15 March, with quiet to active levels expected on 14 Mar
and 16-17 Mar, as multiple, recurrent CH HSSs are anticipated to
become geoeffective. The remainder of the outlook period is expected
to observe quiet conditions.

:Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2018 Feb 19 0416 UTC
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2018-02-19
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2018 Feb 19      70          14          5
2018 Feb 20      70          12          4
2018 Feb 21      70           8          3
2018 Feb 22      70           8          3
2018 Feb 23      70           8          3
2018 Feb 24      70           5          2
2018 Feb 25      70           5          2
2018 Feb 26      70           5          2
2018 Feb 27      72           5          2
2018 Feb 28      74           5          2
2018 Mar 01      76           5          2
2018 Mar 02      76           5          2
2018 Mar 03      76           5          2
2018 Mar 04      76           8          3
2018 Mar 05      76           5          2
2018 Mar 06      76           5          2
2018 Mar 07      76           5          2
2018 Mar 08      76           5          2
2018 Mar 09      76           5          2
2018 Mar 10      76           5          2
2018 Mar 11      76           5          2
2018 Mar 12      76           5          2
2018 Mar 13      74           5          2
2018 Mar 14      74          10          4
2018 Mar 15      72           8          3
2018 Mar 16      70          12          4
2018 Mar 17      70          16          4
(SWPC via DXLD)

SWLDXBulgaria News, February 20

CHINA   China Radio International with old IS "The East is Red", Feb.20
0830-0927 on 15135 KUN 500 kW / 177 deg to SEAs Indonesian, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/china-radio-international-with-old-is.html

CHINA   China National Radio 1 Jammer vs Sound of Hope, Feb.20
0800-0900 on 11410 unknown tx / unknown to EaAs Chinese, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/china-national-radio-1-jammer-vs-sound.html

FRANCE  Reception of Radio France International in English, Feb.20
0600-0700 on  9735 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf English, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-france-international.html

GERMANY    Reception of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on Feb.20
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German, fair
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-dwd-deutscher-wetterdienst_20.html

GREECE   Fair/good signal of Voice of Greece only on 9420 kHz, Feb.20
0750&0754 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Arabic & Serbian tx#3
Same time on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu tx#1, again no signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fairgood-signal-of-voice-of-greece-only_20.html

KOREA D.P.R.   Good signal of Voice of Korea on Feb.20:
0730-0927 on 15245 KUJ 200 kW / 325 deg to EaEu Russian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-voice-of-korea-on-feb20.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of Radio Kuwait General Sce, Feb.20
from 0622 on 15515 KBD 250 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Arabic.
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-radio-kuwait-general-sce_20.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of Radio Kuwait in English and Persian on Feb.20:
0755-0800 on  7249.8 KBD 250 kW / non-dir to WeAs English, unscheduled
0800-1000 on  7249.8 KBD 250 kW / non-dir to WeAs Persian as scheduled
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-radio-kuwait-in-english.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E11 Oblique in 11MHz & 41mb, Feb.20
0845-0848 on 11104 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, fair
1205-1208 on  7317 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-11mhz-41mb.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 41&25mb, Feb.20
0730-0736 on  7410 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good
0740-0746 on 11532 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-41.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 60&49mb, Feb.20
1100-1106 on  5035 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair
1110-1116 on  5975 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian AM, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-60.html

OMAN   Fair signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman on Feb.20
from 0610 on 13600 THU 100 kW / 220 deg to EaAf Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman_20.html

PIRATE   Unidentified probably RUS/UKR pirate, Feb.20
0920&1050 on  5835.6v unknown tx Russian Songs, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/unidentified-probably-russian-or.html

SAUDI ARABIA   Reception of BSKSA Radio Riyadh Holy Quran on Feb.20
from 0702 on  9719.9 RIY 100 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-bsksa-radio-riyadh-holy_20.html

SAUDI ARABIA   Reception of BSKSA Radio Saudi International, Feb.20
0900-1155 on 21670 RIY 500 kW / 100 deg to SEAs Indonesian, strong:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-bsksa-radio-saudi_20.html

U.K.(non)   Additional frequency of BBC WS via Tashkent
0000-0200 on  5845 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/additional-frequency-of-bbc-ws-via.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Dandal Kura Int via Ascension/Woofferton, Feb.20
0500-0700 on  5960 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri, weak/fair
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-dandal-kura-int-via-babcock_20.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya on Feb.20
1700-1800 on  9540 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Oromo/Tigrinya, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock-al_20.html

USA  Radio Munansi will return on WWRB weekends on 15240 kHz of power 100 kW,
during the daytime in the afternoon Eastern time-exact times to be determined
Winter B16 shortwave schedule of Radio Munansi via WWRB Global 2 Morrison was
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-munansi-will-return-on-wwrb-on.html

USA   Reception of EWTN WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio on Feb.20
1200-1500 on 12065 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs English, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-ewtn-wewn-1-global_20.html

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

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

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

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-51

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

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

It’s the only daily global HF radio wave propagation forecast produced on
the planet.

I'm a retired space and terrestrial meteorologist and one of the few on the
planet with advanced education & 44 years of forecasting experience in both
disciplines.

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA ©
1988-2018.

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm

and at

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

but without supporting images.

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

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

https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm .

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#51 Issued Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 1600 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 69.1 69.7 70.9

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

There had been 3 days in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 21 days with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

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

HF radio wave propagation condition trend February 20, 2018- deteriorating

HF radio wave propagation condition trend February 21, 2018- deteriorating

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

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

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

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

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

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

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted ©
1988-2018 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.

martedì 20 febbraio 2018

WWRB pitch


Greetings!! We are pleased to alert the listeners of shortwave radio that Radio Muna[n]si will return on WWRB weekends on 15.240 MHz, power will be 100 kW, during the daytime in the afternoon, Eastern time, exact times to be determined.

WWRB has open airtime slots at 100,000 watts for $25.00 per hour with a signal that can be listened to at 3.215 and 3.185 MHz. WELL established frequencies!!!!!!

Lease a whole transmitter on 9.370 MHz all day long if you like. WE are building a new programming lineup on the weekends and will expand to Monday as necessary.

We are inviting broadcasters that want to be listened to with a good FULL AM signal with compelling programming, NOT signals down in the mud with poor propagation --- taxing the listeners! PLUS your programming will be carried on the internet!

We ARE NOT interested in gold dealers, or save America, or PAY-triot programming. Just great music and interesting programming worth listening to of various topics. All religions welcomed to share your viewpoint! So people can understand each other; not what they are told on agenda-driven main-stream media.

We broadcast to: Canada, the USA, Cuba, Bahamas, all of North and and South America. Our antennas are 200 foot high FULL SIZED Rhombic antennas. Not hung on telephone poles, but full sized steel towers.

Visit WWRB at: http://www.wwrb.org for details. Send us an E mail via the WWRB web page for questions and comments!! (Dave Frantz, Feb 18, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

The Radio Canada International 1940's 50kw transmitter finds new home in old jail

Bill Steele is a collector of odd things. A year ago, for example, he bought the site of the last double hanging in New Brunswick.
His latest purchase is less morbid but also a rare find: a massive 1940 shortwave transmitter that once broadcast Canada's stories around the world.
The transmitter was installed around the end of the Second World War and used until the 1970s. The Radio Canada International site outside Sackville continued to broadcast, but the 50 kW transmitter, five metres long and 2½ metres wide, was decommissioned and used as a showpiece. 
The RCI property was bought in February 2017 by Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Inc., which had no use for the non-functioning equipment and put it up for sale.
Steele couldn't help himself.
"I like weird and unusual stuff," he said. "That's why I'm putting it in my jail."
He bought his jail — now a gym and bed and breakfast — last year as a retirement project. Guests bunk in a decommissioned jail cell.
The jail built in the 19th century was where the Bannister brothers of Berry Mills were hanged for murder in 1936, the last double hanging in the province.  
Steele's enthusiasm for historical objects is infectious even when he talks about the paperwork that comes with his latest purchase. 
"It's got the manual, from the '30s that the Canadian government — like, I had it in my hand, I'm going, 'Look at this.'" 
And he describes the transmitter in glowing terms. 
"When I first saw it, it was the big, huge Frankenstein-looking bulbs that were in there," he said. "It was like, 'Oh my god, this is like something you see on TV.' I expected a Tesla spark to be flying over top of it."
Steele plans to share the massive machine with anyone who wants to come by for a look. He already has a place picked out for it.
"It's going to take up the whole room."
Mike Knockwood is a member of Fort Folly First Nation, one of the seven Mi'kmaq groups that purchased the RCI property.
He's glad the transmitter will be close by, more so because "it's not going to be taken apart and sold for scrap."
Knockwood said some groups expressed interest in getting the transmitter for free, but Steele paid for it. He wouldn't say  for how much.
Steele is hoping anyone with stories about the transmitter will share them with him on his Dorchester jail Facebook page, because, as Steele is the first to admit, this isn't his area of expertise.
"I've never touched a shortwave radio, but look it, I'm going to have the biggest one in Canada."

Agenda DX 20/02/2018

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTE
WOR, New York 710 Khz (1922)
CBAF, New Brunswick, Canada 1300 Khz (1954)
KOWB, Wyoming 1290 Khz (1948)

lunedì 19 febbraio 2018

BBC launches two new services for Nigeria in Igbo and Yoruba

BBC Igbo and Yoruba services launch today, two of the three new languages to be launched by the BBC for Nigeria and the West and Central Africa region. These services are part of the largest investment in the BBC World Service since the 1940s and are funded by the UK government.
The Igbo service is mainly for audiences in eastern and south eastern Nigeria as well as the large Igbo speaking diaspora. The Yoruba service targets south west Nigeria, Benin and Togo, as well as other parts of the diaspora. These fully digital services will include exciting short format audio, video, graphics and illustrations.
Twice daily, the teams will produce an episode of BBC Minute - keeping people in touch with the world in 60 seconds. The editorial agenda will reflect not only balanced impartial news, but also a rich mix of trending topics, sports, entertainment, business, health, education and women.
There will be original content through our network of reporters on variety of stories and issues that matter to local people and resonate across the region.
Digital content created daily for the website and social media platforms will cover a broad agenda, with a strong focus on audience interactivity. This is in keeping with the BBC News editorial strategy of not only being news providers, but also providing enriching analysis, explainers and features.
Peter Okwoche, Editorial Lead on the project, says: “Both services will concentrate on original journalism from their target regions but will also feature stories from Africa and the main global stories. BBC Igbo and Yoruba will provide a platform for debate on the main issues of interest to audiences and give voices to a wide spectrum of people. There will also be a strong focus on women.”
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, Head of West Africa, says: “Delivering content and engaging with the Igbo and Yoruba audiences in their mother tongues is authentic, exciting and refreshing. The BBC is passionate about original journalism that adds value and this is what we want to achieve with these services. These platforms will deliver independent, objective and original news to meet the needs of our audiences in Nigeria and West Africa.”

Notes to Editors
Websites
www.bbc.com/yoruba
www.bbc.com/igbo

Facebook
www.facebook.com/bbcnewsyoruba
www.facebook.com/bbcnewsigbo

Instagram
www.instagram.com/bbcnewsyoruba
www.instagram.com/bbcnewsigbo

The BBC World Service group reaches a global audience of 346 million weekly, on radio, TV, and digital.
BBC World Service received further funding of £291m until 2019/20 from the UK Government to launch 12 new language services: Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Gujarati, Igbo, Korean, Marathi, Pidgin, Punjabi, Serbian, Telugu, Tigrinya, and Yoruba. This additional funding is not part of the licence fee.
The Igbo minute is taken by the following partner stations in Nigeria; Anambra Broadcasting Station, Blaze FM, Odenigbo FM, Imo Broadcasting Corporation-Orient FM, Solid FM and Telemagic group.
The Yoruba Minute is taken by the following partner stations in Nigeria; Adaba FM, Lagelu FM, Kwara Radio and OSBC Radio.
BBC Minute (English) launched in 2015, and BBC World Service now partner with radio stations in countries around the world. Partners take BBC Minute and air them on their own stations. Other versions include BBC Minute On.. which focus on a single subject in more detail. BBC Minute is also available to download via itunes, Spotify, Tunein and via the BBC World Service’s own website
BBC World Service’s BBC Africa hub brings together the production of multilingual content about the continent on radio, on TV and online on bbcafrica.com. As it delivers content in English, French, Hausa, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Somali, Kiswahili, Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Igbo, Pidgin, Tigrinya and Yoruba. BBC Africa ensures a pan-African approach to the output, offering its audiences opportunities to join the global conversation. BBC Africa has teams based in London and across much of sub-Saharan Africa, and has well established production centres in various cities.

SWLDXBulgaria News, February 19

BAHRAIN   Good signal of Radio Bahrain, Feb.19
from 0548 on  9745 ABH 010 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic CUSB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-radio-bahrain-feb19.html

CHINA vs.SRI LANKA(non)   CNR-2 via FEBA Radio on 9775 kHz on Feb.19
1345-1400 on  9775*TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs English FEBA Radio
*strong co-ch 9775 BEI 150 kW / 270 deg to EaAs Chinese CNR-2
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/cnr-2-via-feba-radio-on-9775-khz-on.html

DENMARK   Reception of World Music Radio Denmark on Feb.19
from 0730 on 5840 001 kW Randers/Denmark, weak/fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-music-radio-denmark.html

EGYPT   Reception of unidentified station with Egyptian music on Feb.19
0815-0820 on  9400 unknown tx / unknown to ???? Music, fair/good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-unidentified-station-with.html

FRANCE(non) vs. CUBA   Radio Japan NHK World vs. Radio Habana Cuba on 6165 kHz, Feb.19
0600-0630 on  6165 ISS 500 kW / 140 deg to NoAf Arabic Radio Japan NHK World, strong
till 0600 on  6165 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm Spanish, NOT English Radio Habana Cuba
from 0630 on  6165 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm English Radio Habana Cuba as schrduled
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-japan-nhk-world-vs-radio-habana.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Herwa International via TDF Issoudun on Feb.19
1930-2000 on  9580 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-herwa-international-via-tdf.html

GERMANY   Tom Taylor/Barry Stephens tribute via New Shortwave Radio, Feb.19
1043&1135 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/tom-taylorbarry-stephens-tribute-via_19.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of BVBroadcasting in English via MBR Nauen on Feb.19
1730-1800 on 11790 NAU 100 kW / 148 deg to EaAf English Mon, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-in-english.html

GUAM   Fair signal of AWR KSDA Voice of Hope on Feb.19:
1100-1130 on  9460 SDA 100 kW / 345 deg to FERu Russian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-signal-of-awr-ksda-voice-of-hope.html

JAPAN vs.FRANCE   Radio Japan NHK World vs.Radio France Int on 11790 kHz, Feb.19
0530-0600 on 11790 YAM 300 kW / 330 deg to FERu Russian R.Japan NHK World, good
0530-0600 on 11790 MDC 250 kW / 310 deg to EaAf Swahili Radio France Int., weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-japan-nhk-world-vsradio-france.html

JAPAN   Reception of Radio Japan NHK World via Yamata, Feb.19
1100-1130 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 330 deg to FERu Russian, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-japan-nhk-world-via_19.html

NIGERIA   Fair/good signal of Voice of Nigeria on Feb.19:
from 0658 on  7254.9 AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf French&
from 0758 on  7254.9 AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fairgood-signal-of-voice-of-nigeria-in.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E11 Oblique in 25 & 31mb on Feb.19
0640-0643 on 11450 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, fair
0900-0903 on  9446 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-e11-oblique-in-25-31mb-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   Diplomatic numbers X06 Mazielka on Feb.19
0830-0840 on 11562 unknown secret tx site to Eu CUSB, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/diplomatic-numbers-x06-mazielka-on-feb19.html

OMAN   Strong signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman, Feb.19
from 1400 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/strong-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of.html

PHILIPPINES   Reception of FEBC Radio - Radio Teos on Feb.19
1430-1500 on  9940 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Uyghur, good
1500-1530 on 11650 BOC 100 kW / 323 deg to CeAs Russian, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-febc-radio-radio-teos-on.html

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Feb.19
1802-1832 on  9500 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to EaAf English Mon-Fri, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_20.html

TAIWAN(non)   Reception of Suab Xaa Moo Zoo/Voice of Hope, Feb.19:
1130-1200 on 11530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-suab-xaa-moo-zoovoice-of.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Feb.19:
1630-1700 on  9940 KCH 300 kW / 158 deg to EaAf Somali, strong signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/trans-world-radio-africa-via-babcock_20.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Feb.19
1700-1730 on  7580 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-babcock_20.html

VATICAN(non)   Radio Veritas Asia via SM di Galeria on Feb.19
1430-1457 on 11630 SMG 250 kW / 089 deg to SoAs Urdu, strong:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-veritas-asia-via-sm-di-galeria-on.html


--

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

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

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

Glenn Hauser logs February 18-19, 2018

** CANADA. 382 kHz, Feb 19 at 0704 UT, beacon YPL and dash, 1000 watts from Pickle Lake, Ont. Spring is nigh, and some lightning crashes are starting, worse on lower frequencies, which may curtail such DXing before long (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, UT Mon Feb 19 at 0246, RHC is undermodulated --- and in Spanish instead of English! In fact it`s `En Contacto` wrapping up early from nominal 0235 start, just the same as I had it 12 hours earlier. Only 6000 is on now in English, the others Spanish: 5040, 9535, 9640; 11760 VP dead air or something else? 

Recheck at 0508, 6165 is still Spanish, not // 6000 music in English service. 6165 still Spanish, hum and undermodulated, at 0644. At 0646, 6060 is also Spanish with big hum, instead of English after 0600. Something`s always wrong at RHC. At least 6000 now has good modulation and lite hum during music in presumed solo English hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, UT Mon Feb 19 at 0512-0521, Arnie Coro confirmed reactivated `DXers Unlimited`, only 9 minutes long, mostly about propagation, citing WWV info without credit, and OK1HH, the propagation info from PIG I would quote on MN+. Except for canned open & close, he`s lo fi via phone as usual from home; deep fades impede 100% copy. Content is about the same as he uttered on Spanish DX program; convergence of the two to be expected with the same guy in charge (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370-AM, Feb 19 at 1425, no FM spurs detected today; something`s not wrong at RHC. Seems modulation has been decreased, maybe reducing the spewage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7236.280, Feb 19 at 1410, substantial carrier no doubt from R. Ethiopia long-path; keeps drifting upward as I try to measure it, but nailed here at 1416. Also weaker JBA carriers from the Eritreans not remeasured precisely, 7181.55, 7140.0+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA [and non]. 6155, Feb 19 at 0253, African music S9-S7, 0300 Channel Africa ID. I was not expecting to hear this before scheduled *0300, so a prélude? Or was it the otherstation scheduled 0200-0300, BBCWS in English via Oman? Did not notice any transmission transition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESTE)

** U S A. 347 kHz, Feb 19 at 0704 UT, beacon AFK, which is Nebraska City, NE. Classaxe says power unknown and notes the ID is fast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1917 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria confirms: 

``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, Feb 18 
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_18.html
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, weak/fair``

I confirmed UT Monday February 19 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.30v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed from 0400 UT Mon Feb 19 on Area 51 webcast, and via WBCQ, 5129.83, fair-good at 0414. Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 19 at 0436 the 0430 on WRMI 9455 S9+10/20 and weaker // 9955 (just a semihour earlier both were JBA). Next:
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]

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

** U S A. 9330.241v-CUSB, Feb 19 at 1553, WBCQ BS is poor; had been rather stable around 9330.3 the last few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Feb 19 at 1552, WTWW-1 is missing from both day and night frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 18 at 1911 UT and 2048 UT chex, KLEY Wellington KS is still totally SNAFU as described before, since first discovered Feb 14, but may have been that way much earlier; now I intend to reconfirm at least once a day: likewise Feb 19 at 1515 UT. Incredible that anystation would let this go on and on and on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1260, Feb 19 at 1521 UT, YL in Spanish is atop, presumably the one I have heard before, KDLF, Boone IA (Des Moines market = De Los Monjes).. NRC AM Log shows the other SS 1260s are in: AR-silent, FL, ID, SC, TX, some of them religious. Now rather than Spanish from 1250 KS, 1270 TX which are more common (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 19 at 0648: conditions not as good as have been, but detect: 531, 558, 567, 585, 603, 693, 747, 837, 855, 882, 999, 1089, 1098, 1125(2), 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1806 UT February 19

Media & Tech - 19/02/2018

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DX RE MIX NEWS # 1059 from Georgi Bancov and Ivo Ivanov. Date Feb.19, 2018
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ARMENIA(non)   Reception of Trans World Radio India via Yerevan on Feb.15:
1435-1450 on  9745 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English Mon-Fri, very good
Again wrong frequency announcement: A17 9410 kHz, instead of B17 9745 kHz!
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_15.html

ARMENIA(non)   Trans World Radio India via Yerevan on Feb.16
1245-1300 on  9910 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Kuruk Wed-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_16.html

AUSTRALIA   Reception of Reach Beyond Australia in 25&31mb, Feb.18
1245-1300 on 11865 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs English Daily
1300-1330 on  9610 KNX 100 kW / 305 deg to SoAs English Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-reach-beyond-australia-in.html

AUSTRIA   Strong signal of Oesterreichischer Rundfunk-1, Feb.16
0600-0720 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Mon-Fri
0600-0710 on  6155 MOS 300 kW / non-dir to WeEu German Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/strong-signal-of-oesterreichischer.html

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn on Feb.18
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_18.html

BELGIUM(non)   Reception of BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting on Feb.15
1500-1600 on  7280 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu, good signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-brb-living-water-ministry_16.html

CHINA   Good signal of China Radio International on Feb.15
0830-0927 on 15135 KUN 500 kW / 177 deg to SEAs Indonesian
0830-0927 on 17735 KUN 100 kW / 175 deg to SEAs Indonesian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-china-radio.html

ERITREA   Reception of VOBME 2 & VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash on Feb.13
VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash
from 1400 on  7181.5 ASM 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Amharic, good signal
VOBME 1 Dimtsi Hafash
from 1404 on  7140.0 ASM 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Tigrinya, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-vobme-2-vobme-1-dimtsi.html

ERITREA   Good signal of VOBME 2 Dimtsi Hafash on Feb.15:
from 0705 on  7181.6 ASM 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Amharic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-vobme-2-dimtsi-hafash-on_15.html

ETHIOPIA   Fair morning signal of Radio Amhara on Feb.14
from 0600 on  6090 GDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Amharic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-morning-signal-of-radio-amhara-on.html

ETHIOPIA   Reception of Voice of Tigray Revolution on Feb.14
from 0603 on  5950 GDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Tigrinya
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-voice-of-tigray-revolution.html

ETHIOPIA   Weak morning signal of Radio Ethiopia, Feb.14
from 0720 on  7236vGDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Somali
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/weak-morning-signal-of-radio-ethiopia.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Amara Radio via TDF Issoudun on Feb.17:
1700-1800 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Mon/Wed/Sat/Sun, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-brb-voice-of-amara-radio.html

FRANCE(non)   BRB Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun, Feb.18
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun, poor & weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/brb-radio-voice-of-independent-oromiya_18.html

GERMANY   Special Tribute Program for Tom Taylor via Channel 292:
0730-0900 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English on Feb.18
1430-1600 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English on Feb.18
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/special-tribute-program-for-tom-taylor.html

GERMANY    Reception of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on Feb.16
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German, fair
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-dwd-deutscher-wetterdienst_16.html

GERMANY   Weak/fair signal of New Shortwave Radio on Feb.16
from 1000 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/weakfair-signal-of-new-shortwave-radio.html

GERMANY   Tom Taylor/Barry Stephens tribute via New Shortwave Radio, Feb.17:
1035-1200 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Mon-Sat, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/tom-taylorbarry-stephens-tribute-via.html

GERMANY   Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, Feb.17
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-evangelische-missions.html

GERMANY   Reception of Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR Nauen, Feb.17
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-missionswerk_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Deutsche Welle via MBR Nauen, Feb.16
0630-0700 on  9830 NAU 250 kW / 185 deg to WeAf Hausa, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-deutsche-welle-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Nauen, Feb.16
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Urdu Fri, strong signal
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Arabic Mon; Punjabi Wed
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-bible-voice-broadcasting-via_16.html

GERMANY(non)   Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun on Feb.16:
1830-1900 on  9800 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/lutheran-world-federationvoice-of_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, Feb.17:
0730-0800 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Waves International via Channel 292 on Feb.17
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu En/Ge/It Sat, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-waves-international_17.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via Channel 292, Feb.17
1200-1300 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English/Spanish Sat, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle Bundesliga via MBR Issoudun on Feb.17:
1425-1630 on 15195 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, very good
1425-1630 on 17840 ISS 500 kW / 172 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, very weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/deutsche-welle-bundesliga-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Moosbrunn, Feb.17:
1530-1602 on 11900 MOS 100 kW / 095 deg to CeAs Russian Sat
1602-1630 on 11900 MOS 100 kW / 095 deg to CeAs Chechen Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-hcjb-voice-of-andes-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun on Feb.17
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/germanynon-reception-of-radio-xoriyo.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, Feb.18
1131-1200 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen, Feb.18
1430-1445 on 15205 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-pan-american-broadcasting_18.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece on 9420/9935 kHz, Feb.15
from 0756 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Serbian tx#3
from 0756 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Serbian tx#1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-voice-of-greece-on.html

GREECE   Reception of Voice of Greece only on 9420 kHz, Feb.16
from 0752 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Arabic/Serbian tx#3
Same time on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu tx#1 AGAIN NO SIGNAL
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-voice-of-greece-only-on.html

GUAM   Fair to good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Feb.17:
1127-1157 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 350 deg to EaAs Japanese/English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-to-good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world_17.html

GUAM   Good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Feb.17
1230-1300 on 12160 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_17.html

GUAM   Fair signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Feb.17
1317-1346 on  7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_17.html

GUAM   Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia Agana, Guam on Feb.18:
1059-1156 on 11965 TWR 100 kW / 263 deg to SEAs English Sun, fair/good
1102-1146 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 305 deg to EaAs Chi/Eng Sun, very good
1216-1246 on  7500 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to EaAs Japanese Sun,weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio.html

GUINEA   Good morning signal Radio Guinée on Feb.14
from 0724 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-morning-signal-radio-guinee-on.html

INDIA   Good signal of All India Radio in English, Feb.15
2045-2230 on  7550 BGL 500 kW / 320 deg to WeEu English
2045-2230 on  9445 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-all-india-radio-in.html

JAPAN   Fair/good signal of Radio Japan NHK World, Feb.14
0700-0800 on 11825 YAM 300 kW / 330 deg to FERu Japanese
0700-0900 on 15280 YAM 300 kW / 235 deg to SEAs Japanese
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fairgood-signal-of-radio-japan-nhk.html

JAPAN   Fair/good signal of Radio Japan NHK World, Feb.15
2210-2230 on  9560 YAM 300 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fairgood-signal-of-radio-japan-nhk_16.html

JAPAN(non)   Reception of JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze in English, Feb.15
1600-1700 on  6110 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English, good & plus
co-ch on same 6110 ADD 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Oromo FBC Radio Fana
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-jsr-shiokaze-sea-breeze-in_16.html

KOREA D.P.R   Fair signal of KCBS Pyongyang on Feb.17:
from 1030 on 11680 KNG 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-signal-of-kcbs-pyongyang-on-feb17.html

KOREA D.P.R   Strong signal of Pyongyang BS on Feb.17:
from 1430 on  6400 KNG 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/strong-signal-of-pyongyang-bs-on-feb17.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of MOI of Radio Kuwait on Feb.14:
0800-1000 on 7249.8 KBD 250 kW / non-dir to WeAs Farsi
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-moi-of-radio-kuwait-on.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of Radio Kuwait General Service on Feb.15
from 0737 on 15515 KBD 250 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Arabic AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-radio-kuwait-general.html

MADAGASCAR   Reception of WCB Madagascar World Voice on Feb.17
KNLS New Life Station
1800-1900 on  9570 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to EaEu Russian tx#1
Radio Feda
1900-2000 on 11945 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to N/ME Arabic  tx#1
The Light of Life
2100-2200 on 11610 MWV 100 kW / 325 deg to WeEu Chinese tx#1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-wcb-madagascar-world-voice.html

MOLDOVA(non)   Trans World Radio India via Grigoriopol on Feb.16
1345-1400 on  9950 KCH 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Mavchi Thu/Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_87.html

NEW ZEALAND   Reception of Radio New Zealand Pacific in AM mode on Feb.16
till 1258 on  9700 RAN 100 kW / 325 deg to NWPacPNG/As English, fair/good
from 1259 on  7390 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English, very weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-new-zealand-pacific.html

NIGERIA   Weak/fair signal of Voice of Nigeria on Feb.14
0700-0730 on  7254.9 AJA 250 kW / 248 deg to WCAf French
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/weakfair-signal-of-voice-of-nigeria-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   Good signal of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 in 31mb, Feb.14
0655-0750 on  9330 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/good-signal-of-cuban-spy-numbers-hm01_14.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb on Feb.14
0840-0846 on 11830 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-25mb_14.html

NUMBERS STATION   S06s Russian Lady and unknown pips on Feb.16:
0910-0916 on  6315 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB S06s,
0800-0930 on 12125 unknown secret tx site to Eu unknown pips in AM
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-and.html

NUMBERS STATION   E17z English Lady and S06s Russian Lady in 31mb on Feb.15
0810-0816  on 9820 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB E17z English Lady
0940-0946  on 9540 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB S06s Russian Lady
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-e17z-english-lady-and-s06s.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06 Russian Man in 41mb on Feb.16
1900-1904 on  7523 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-s06-russian-man-in-41mb-on.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of E07a English Man in 25mb on Feb.17
0920-0922 on 12153 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian USB, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-e07a-english-man-in-25mb.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06 Russian Man in 25&31mb, Feb.18:
1000-1012 on 11487 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good
1030-1042 on  9412 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-s06-russian-man-in-25-feb18.html

OMAN   Fair signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman, Feb.15:
from 0734 on 13600 THU 100 kW / 220 deg to EaAf Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/fair-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman.html

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman/Nation Station/Oman FM 90.4MHz on Feb.16
from 1403 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English, strong signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-sultanate-of-omannation_16.html

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio Inter T8WH Angel 3 on Feb.17
1000-1200 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Sat/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio-inter_17.html

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio Inter T8WH Angel 4 on Feb.17
1200-1300 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio-inter_22.html

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio Inter T8WH Angel 5 on Feb.17
1230-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Sat/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-harvest-radio-inter_90.html

PALAU   Reception of T8WH Angel 4 World Harvest Radio Inter on Feb.18
1430-1600 on 11675 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-t8wh-angel-4-world-harvest.html

PALAU(non)   Reception of BRB Radio Que Me via T8WH Angel 3 on Feb.16
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri, good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-brb-radio-que-me-via-t8wh_16.html

ROMANIA(non) vs. CHINA   IRRS Radio City vs. PBS Xinjiang on Feb.17:
0900-1000 on  9510*SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat IRRS Radio City
* co-ch same  9510 URU 050 kW / non-dir to EaAs Mongolian Dly PBS Xinjiang
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/irrs-radio-city-vs-pbs-xinjiang-on-9510.html

ROMANIA vs. U.K.(non)   Radio Romania Int vs. BBC WS on 7345 kHz, Feb.15:
0630-0656 on  7345 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu English Radio Romania Int
0600-0700 on  7345 ASC 125 kW / 065 deg to WeAf English BBC World Service
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-romania-int-vs-bbc-ws-on-7345-khz.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via ROU RadioCom, Feb.18
1030-1300 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via-rou_18.html

SAUDI ARABIA   BSKSA Al-Azm Radio and Republic of Yemen Radio on Feb.15
from 0804 on 11745 JED or RIY / unknown to N/ME Arabic BSKSA Al-Azm Radio
from 0904 on 11860 JED or RIY / unknown to N/ME Arabic Rep.of Yemen Radio
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/bsksa-al-azm-radio-and-republic-of.html

SAIDI ARABIA   BSKSA Radio Riyadh Holy Quran and BSKSA Radio Saudi Int, Feb.15
from 0742 on  9715 RIY 100 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic Radio Riyadh Holy Quran
from 0900 on 15120 RIY 500 kW / 070 deg to SoAs Bengali Radio Saudi International
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/bsksa-radio-riyadh-holy-quran-and-bsksa.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of Mighty KBC Radio via SPL Secretbrod, Feb.17
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English Sat, fair signal:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-mighty-kbc-radio-via-spl_17.html

SECRETLAND(non)   IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaati via SPL Secretbrod, Feb.17:
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sat, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-irrs-radio-warra.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, Feb.18
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via-spl_18.html

SOUTH AFRICA   Weak signal of Channel Africa in English, Feb.14
0600-0655 on 15255 MEY 250 kW / 328 deg to WeAf English Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/weak-signal-of-channel-africa-in.html

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de España on 2 of 4 frequencies, Feb,18
1500-1900 on  9690 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Sat/Sun, co-ch CRI
1500-1900 on 15390 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun not on air
1500-1900 on 15500 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Sat/Sun, very good
1500-1900 on 17755 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun not on air
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-exterior-de-espana_18.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation SLBC on Feb.17
1115-1215 on  9720 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Hin/Mal/Hin/Tam, fair/good
from 1200 on  9720 XIA 500 kW / 145 deg to SEAs Filipino CRI co-channel
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_17.html

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Feb.16:
1745-1815 on  9475 MAN 100 kW / 005 deg to EaAf Swahili, very good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_17.html

SWAZILAND   Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Feb.18
1400-1415 on 15360 MAN 100 kW / 043 deg to SoAs Urdu, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_18.html

TANZANIA   Reception of Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation on Feb.15:
1801-1810 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf English, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-zanzibar-broadcasting_16.html

TAJIKISTAN   Reception of Voice of Tajik in English on Feb.16
1300-1400 on  7245 DB  100 kW / non-dir to CeAs English, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-voice-of-tajik-in-english_16.html

THAILAND   Reception of HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service,Feb.17
1000-1100 on 17630 UDO 250 kW / 300 deg to N/ME Thai, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-hsk9-radio-thailand-world_17.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Woofferton on Feb.14:
0800-0830 on 15260 WOF 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Arabic R.Sama, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_14.html

U.K.   Reception of BBC WS via BaBcoCk Woofferton on Feb.15
0700-0800 on  9915 WOF 300 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-bbc-ws-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Dandal Kura Int via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Feb.15:
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-dandal-kura-int-via_15.html

U.K.(non)   BBC via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya & A'Seela, Feb.15:
0930-1000 on 13660 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari, good
0930-1000 on 15310 SLA 250 kW / 035 deg to WeAs Dari, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-bbc-via-babcock-al.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Feb.16
1700-1730 on  7580 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-babcock_17.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan, Feb.16:
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_17.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Payem e-Doost via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol on Feb.16:
1800-1845 on  7480 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-payem-e-doost-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol on Feb.16:
1815-1845 on  7245 KCH 300 kW / 158 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Fri, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/trans-world-radio-africa-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   North Korea Reform Radio via BaBcoCk Tashkent on Feb.17
2030-2130 on  7500 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-north-korea-reform-radio_18.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio / Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Feb.18
1700-1830 on  9775 WOF 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Arabic, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-feba-radio-radio-sama-via.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via Woofferton/Ascension, Feb.18
1830-1858 on  7220 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic Sun, very strong
1900-1928 on 12030 DHA 250 kW / 260 deg to WeAf English Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/follow-bible-ministries-via.html

USA   Reception of EWTN WEWN-3 Radio Catolica Mundial, Feb.14
from 0608 on  5970 EWN 250 kW / 160 deg to CeAm Spanish, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-ewtn-wewn-3-radio-catolica_14.html

USA   Reception of Brother HySTAIRical via WWCR-4 on Feb.14
from 0611 on  5890 WCR 100 kW / 090 deg to CeAm English, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-brother-hystairical-via.html

USA   Reception of University Network via WWCR-2 on Feb.14
from 0615 on  5935 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-university-network-via.html

USA   Brother HySTAIRical The Overcomer Ministries is back via WRMI
0100-0400 on  7730 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to MEXI English Daily tx#13
0200-0500 on  5850 YFR 100 kW / 315 deg to WNAm English Daily tx#12
1500-1800 on  9395 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to ENAm English Daily tx#06
1700-2000 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Daily tx#01
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/brother-hystairical-overcomer.html

USA   Unscheduled transmission of Brother HySTAIRical via WRMI tx#01, Feb.14:
from 0815 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English, probably 0300-1300UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/unscheduled-transmission-of-brother.html

USA   Very good signal of WHRI Angel 2 World Harvest Radio International, Feb.18
2000-2100 NF 11750 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun, ex 9505 from Feb.4:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/very-good-signal-of-whri-angel-2-world.html

USA(non)   Frequency changes of IBB Radio Free Asia
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/frequency-changes-of-ibb-radio-free-asia.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BabCock Tashkent, Feb.16
1400-1430 on  9560 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs English, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/radio-japan-nhk-world-via-babcock.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Trans World Radio India via Tashkent on Feb.16
1445-1545 on  7505 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Punjabi Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-india_99.htmlhttp://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/dx-re-mix-news-1059.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

QSL From the Isle of Music


Peter Vaegler
QTH: Stralsund
RX: mod. Degen DE 1103
Ant. DE 34

Results of a monitoring project on Radio Pakistan (February 2018)


1. http://www.radio.gov.pk/live-streaming provides links to 10 audio streams, but these are only active when the respective stations are active. This may result in many hours of silence during the day on a particular channel.

For former short wave listeners of Radio Pakistan, two streams are of special interest: "World Service" and "External Service". During the monitoring project the channel monitored was left running even when there was no programme feed.

2. The audio on the World Service and External Service channels is now very good. [!!] The worn out recordings of the interval signal and the national anthem are still used.

3. I was unable to establish full schedules. At least on the monitoring days, both international channels did not always match the former short wave schedule and the internet schedule I monitored in April 2017. The sign on/off-times trail by minutes behind UT. The remarkable time delay can also be heard when Home Service news are relayed by the World Service.

Rewording a suggestion of April 2017
4. The "4 pm news in English" at 1100 h UT following the Urdu World Service programme were reconfirmed during the monitoring. The World Radio TV Handbook 2018 mentions Home Service news bulletins in English at 0300, 0800, 1100, 1300, 1600 and 1700 h UT. It is easy to see that for the benefit of international listeners some English news could easily be embedded in a musical interlude between the Urdu World Service programmes (Dr Hansjoerg Biener, 17 February 2018, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

PNG govt to extend public radio services


** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. PNG govt to extend public radio services
11:05 am on 15 February 2018


Papua New Guinea's communications minister, Sam Basil, says he plans to grow radio services in PNG.

PNG Communications Minister Sam Basil Photo: supplied [caption]

He marked this week's World Radio Day by saying radio is a medium that reaches the widest audience, including vulnerable communities in remote parts of the country.

Mr Basil has announced the medium and shortwave services of the state broadcaster, NBC, will be restored, and that the corporation will migrate from analog to digital technology.

He said new stations will be opened in Jiwaka and Hela and that a new NBC headquarters will be built (via Artie Bigley, DXLD)

You mean bother to reactivate SW and MW transmitters, and then make them DRM or IBOC, instead of analog?! What futility (gh, DXLD)

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #2018-50

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

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

It’s the only daily global HF radio wave propagation forecast produced on
the planet.

I'm a retired space and terrestrial meteorologist and one of the few on the
planet with advanced education & 44 years of forecasting experience in both
disciplines.

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA ©
1988-2018.

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm

and at

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

but without supporting images.

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

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

https://twitter.com/GiellaW4hm .

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#50 Issued Monday February 19, 2018 at 1500 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux index numbers (DSFI) were 70.4 70.3 69.9

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

There had been 2 days in a row with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

In 2018 there had been 20 days with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

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

HF radio wave propagation condition trend February 19, 2018- deteriorating

HF radio wave propagation condition trend February 20, 2018- deteriorating

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast b-

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

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

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

fair at night and poor to fair at day,

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE!!! The propagation indices "interpretations" are my personal
intellectual property. Therefore the radio wave propagation indices
interpretations contained herein is copyrighted © 1988-2018 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

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

However this daily HF propagation forecast that I produce from the RAW
public domain data is my personal intellectual property. Therefore this
daily HF radio wave propagation forecast contained herein is copyrighted ©
1988-2018 by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM.

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

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

SWLDXBulgaria News, February 16-19

AUSTRALIA   Reception of Reach Beyond Australia in 25&31mb, Feb.18
1245-1300 on 11865 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs English Daily
1300-1330 on  9610 KNX 100 kW / 305 deg to SoAs English Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-reach-beyond-australia-in.html

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn on Feb.18
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_18.html

DX RE MIX NEWS # 1059 / February 19, 2018
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/dx-re-mix-news-1059.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of BRB Voice of Amara Radio via TDF Issoudun on Feb.17:
1700-1800 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Mon/Wed/Sat/Sun, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-brb-voice-of-amara-radio.html

FRANCE(non)   BRB Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya via TDF Issoudun, Feb.18
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun, poor & weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/brb-radio-voice-of-independent-oromiya_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, Feb.18
1131-1200 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_18.html

GERMANY(non)   Pan American Broadcasting PAB via MBR Nauen, Feb.18
1430-1445 on 15205 NAU 250 kW / 094 deg to SoAs English Sun, fair:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-pan-american-broadcasting_18.html

GUAM   Reception of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia Agana, Guam on Feb.18:
1059-1156 on 11965 TWR 100 kW / 263 deg to SEAs English Sun, fair/good
1102-1146 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 305 deg to EaAs Chi/Eng Sun, very good
1216-1246 on  7500 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to EaAs Japanese Sun,weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio.html

MADAGASCAR   Reception of WCB Madagascar World Voice on Feb.17
KNLS New Life Station
1800-1900 on  9570 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to EaEu Russian tx#1
Radio Feda
1900-2000 on 11945 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to N/ME Arabic  tx#1
The Light of Life
2100-2200 on 11610 MWV 100 kW / 325 deg to WeEu Chinese tx#1
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-wcb-madagascar-world-voice.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06 Russian Man in 25&31mb, Feb.18:
1000-1012 on 11487 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, good
1030-1042 on  9412 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-s06-russian-man-in-25-feb18.html

PALAU   Reception of T8WH Angel 4 World Harvest Radio Inter on Feb.18
1430-1600 on 11675 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-t8wh-angel-4-world-harvest.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via ROU RadioCom, Feb.18
1030-1300 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via-rou_18.html

SECRETLAND(non)   Reception of From the Isle of Music via SPL Secretbrod, Feb.18
1500-1600 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English/Spanish Sun, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-from-isle-of-music-via-spl_18.html

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de España on 2 of 4 frequencies, Feb,18
1500-1900 on  9690 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to ENAm Spanish Sat/Sun, co-ch CRI
1500-1900 on 15390 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun not on air
1500-1900 on 15500 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Sat/Sun, very good
1500-1900 on 17755 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun not on air
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-radio-exterior-de-espana_18.html

SWAZILAND   Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Feb.18
1400-1415 on 15360 MAN 100 kW / 043 deg to SoAs Urdu, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_18.html

U.K.(non)   North Korea Reform Radio via BaBcoCk Tashkent on Feb.17
2030-2130 on  7500 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-north-korea-reform-radio_18.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio / Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Feb.18
1700-1830 on  9775 WOF 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Arabic, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-feba-radio-radio-sama-via.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via Woofferton/Ascension, Feb.18
1830-1858 on  7220 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic Sun, very strong
1900-1928 on 12030 DHA 250 kW / 260 deg to WeAf English Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/follow-bible-ministries-via.html

USA   Very good signal of WHRI Angel 2 World Harvest Radio International, Feb.18
2000-2100 NF 11750 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun, ex 9505 from Feb.4:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/very-good-signal-of-whri-angel-2-world.html


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

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

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