venerdì 15 dicembre 2017

FRS on air with Seasonal Broadcast


On the FRS website you will find info about our  upcoming traditional Seasonal December broadcast.
This Sunday December 17th FRS will take to the air at 08.30 UTC/ 09:30 CET. But...there will also be a possible
repeat on the 24th as well as several streams. For full details watch [ http://www.frsholland.nl/20-latest-news/113-frs-seasonal-broadcast.html ].
A brand new full size/ color  A5 QSL card is from now on available. But: only if you send a correct & complete reception report. 
For all of you: have a good weekend! Hope to 'meet' you next Sunday....

73s  Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the FRS team

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #349

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.

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

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

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

Supporting images associated with 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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#349 Issued Friday December 15, 2017 at 1430 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSSN) were 72.8 72.1 72.3.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

This was the 2nd day in a row with no visible sunspot group.

In 2017 there had been 97 days with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

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

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 15, 2017- improving

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 16, 2017- deteriorating

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast g-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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Standard Disclaimer-

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

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

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

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

SWLDXBulgaria News, December 11-14

ARMENIA(non)   Good signal of Trans World Radio India via Yerevan, Dec.14
1245-1300 on  9910 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Maithili Mon-Fri
1430-1445 on  9910 ERV 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Sindhi Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-trans-world-radio-india.html

BELGIUM(non)   No signal of Eye Radio via TDF Issoudun on Dec.11-13:
1600-1900 on 15250 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic/English/other
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/no-signal-of-eye-radio-via-tdf-issoudun.html

BELGIUM(non)   BRB Living Water Ministry Broadcasting, Dec.14:
1500-1600 on  9650 PUG 250 kW / 000 deg to NEAs Korean Tue-Thu
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-brb-living-water.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun on Dec.12
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, weak/fair:
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_14.html

GERMANY(non)   Atlantic 2000 International via Channel 292, Dec.16/17
0900-1000 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu French Sat on Dec.16
1400-1500 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu French Sun on Dec.17
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/atlantic-2000-international-via-channel.html

GUAM   Good signal of Adventist World Radio KSDA on Dec.14
1030-1100 on 15180 SDA 100 kW / 315 deg to EaAs Mongolian:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-adventist-world-radio.html

INDIA   Unscheduled broadcast of All India Radio in English, Dec.14
0830-1135 on 11560 DEL 250 kW / 304 deg to SoAs Urdu, as scheduled
1135-1140 on 11560 DEL 250 kW / 304 deg to SoAs English, distorted
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/unscheduled-broadcast-of-all-india.html

JAPAN(non)   Fair to good signal of JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze on Dec.14
1300-1400 on  6085 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu + jammer:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/fair-to-good-signal-of-jsr-shiokaze-sea.html

JAPAN(non)   Furusato no Kaze via JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze on Dec.14
1405-1435 on  5935 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/furusato-no-kaze-via-jsr-shiokaze-sea.html

KYRGYSTAN   Reception of Afghan Christian Radio/Radio Maranatha, Dec.12:
1500-1800 on  5130 BI  100 kW / non-dir to CeAs Pashto/Dari, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-afghan-christian.html

MOLDOVA(non)   Good signal of Trans World Radio India via Grigoriopol, Dec.14
1345-1400 on  9950 KCH 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Marwari Mon-Wed
1430-1445 on  9950 KCH 300 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Vasavi Wed-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-trans-world-radio-india_14.html

OMAN   Reception of Radio Sultanate of Oman in English, Dec.10
1401&1409 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu, strong signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/strong-signal-reception-of-radio.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation SLBC on Dec.14
1115-1215 on  9720 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs Hin/Mal/Hin/Tam, weak/fair
from 1200 on  9720 XIA 500 kW / 145 deg to SEAs Filipino CRI co-channel
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_14.html

SWAZILAND   Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Dec.14
1400-1415 on 15360 MAN 100 kW / 043 deg to SoAs Urdu, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/receptiuon-of-trans-world-radio-africa.html

U.K.   BaBcoCk Test transmissions in 31mb, Dec.11-12
1300-1312 on 9775 probably via Woofferton, very good
till 1001 on 9915 probably via Woofferton, fair/good
Both frequencies are using in winter B-17 as follows
1700-1830 on  9775 WOF 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Arabic FEBA Radio Sama
0700-0800 on  9915 WOF 300 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English BBC World Sce
1800-1900 on  9915 WOF 250 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English BBC World Sce
2100-2200 on  9915 WOF 300 kW / 170 deg to WCAf English BBC World Sce
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/babcock-test-transmissions-in-31mb.html

U.K.(non)   Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok via BaBcoCk Tashkent, Dec.14
1130-1200 on 12150 TAC 100 kW / 122 deg to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/voice-of-khmer-mchas-srok-via-babcock_14.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Radio ERGO via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya, Dec.14:
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali, fair to weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-ergo-via-babcock-al.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Al-Dhabayya on Dec.14:
1300-1315 on 17680 DHA 250 kW / 230 deg to EaAf Afar Thu-Sun, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/trans-world-radio-africa-via-babcock-al_14.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio/Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Dec.14:
1700-1830 on  9775 WOF 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Arabic, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-feba-radioradio-sama-via_14.html

UZBEKISTAN(non)   Good signal of Trans World Radio India via Tashkent, Dec.14
1445-1545 on  7505 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Punjabi Mon-Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-trans-world-radio-india_3.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

Agenda DX 15/12/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTIRadio Libertad Trujillo, Perù 4910 Khz (1951)
Radio Imagen, Perù 4970 Khz (1978)
Radio Caribe, Cuba 1310 Khz (1958)
Radio Progreso, Cuba 890 Khz (1929)
CBC Black Rock, Barbados 900 Khz (1963)
Radio Cristal, Uruguay 1470 Khz (1934)
La Cruz del Sur, Bolivia 4875 Khz (1949)
Radio Imagen Tarapoto, Perù 4970 Khz (1978)
Radio El Condor, Ecuador 1140 Khz (1946)
Radio Segovia, Spagna 1602 Khz (1934)
Radio Oberà, Argentina 1470 Khz (1963)

giovedì 14 dicembre 2017

Media & Tech - 14/12/2017

Glenn Hauser logs December 13-14, 2017

** CUBA. 17430, Dec 14 at 1402, JBA carrier. Checking this since Harold Frodge reported RHC here. I explain that it`s a leapfrog mixing product of 17730 over 17580 another 150 kHz beyond; so possible only when both are on the air and preferably inblasting, which they are not now: only S9 on 17580, S5 on 17730. Reverse leapfrog on 17880 not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935, Dec 14 at 1407, good S9+10 signal in Japanese. YL turns over to OM speaking in an echoey venue. 1429 with contact info .jp, website pronounced in English but too much accent; 1430 mentions kirohertz several times, 1432 switch to different announcer for ID ``Kochirawa Shiokaze desu``. It`s the 1405-1435 relay of Furusato no Kaze on its December frequency, 300 kW, 290 degrees from JSR, Ibaragi-Koga-Yamata, JAPAN; quite better here than I have been getting for Sea Breeze itself before 1400 on 6085, whose English on Thursday I missed today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 7295, Dec 14 at 1434, S9+10 sweet song in waltz time, 1438 Japanese announcements. Per Aoki/NDXC, this is Furusato no Kaze, 1430-1500, 300 kW, 352 degrees via BaBcoCk, Paochung, TAIWAN (also same at 1330-1357, a prepeat? And Korean version before that at 1300-1330) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Dec 14 at 2216, hard rock pirate, 2220 synthyl ID about four times, ``Welcome to Clever Name Radio`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9883 & 9717 approx., Dec 14 at 1434, big dirty spurblobs in Korean, as the VOA Tinang transmitter on 9800 is radiating these awful spurs again, but sounds OK on S9+10 fundamental. The spurs have easily matchable audio in AM mode, but not with BFO on, where one cannot pinpoint exact frequencies for them, plus and minus ~83 kHz. Scheduled at 1300-1500, 250 kW, one of the numerous 21 degree antennas from Tinang, which means it carries right on across North America (Pusan-Barrow-Sioux Lookout-Ohio-South Carolina) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1908 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday December 13 at 2200 on WBCQ, 7489.928v, fair S9-S7. By 2215 drifted down to 7489.900v. Not confirmed UT Thu Dec 14 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB: No signal (while neighbors: 9265 WINB VP, < 9370 WWRB, < 9395 WRMI). 

Despite inaudibility, I am not removing the 9330 broadcasts from my schedule until and unless WBCQ inform me, directly or indirectly, that they are no longer intending to broadcast it. Still shows on sked:
http://schedule.wbcq.com/index.php?fn=sked&freq=9330  

Next:
Thu 2230.5 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 [if reactivated], 7780 to NE
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [if reactivated; or #1909?]

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

** U S A. 9455, Dec 14 at 0659, 1442 and 1537 chex, this WRMI transmitter, #5, continues to be off the air; easily confirmed by comparing to 9395 & 9955 which are always on. This could impact two Tuesday and one Wednesday broadcast of World of Radio, as well as many other programs, including all those originally on still silent 15770 at 21-22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, Dec 14 at 1347 UT, 1352 UT, and 1427 UT chex, KSOK Arkansas City KS is open carrier, dead air, but music finally resumed at 1511 UT check. Who cares? As long as they`ve got the paltry FM translator going, inaudible here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1703 UT December 14

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #348

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.

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

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

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

Supporting images associated with 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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#348 Issued Thursday December 14, 2017 at 1530 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSSN) were 72.3 72.1 71.9.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 0.

In 2017 there had been 96 days with a daily sunspot number (DSSN) of 0.

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

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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 14, 2017- steady state

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 15, 2017- improving

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast d-

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).

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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 © 1988-2017 by Thomas F.
Giella, W4HM, all rights reserved. Reproduction of information herein is
allowed without permission in advance as long as proper credit is given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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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.

Nautel Completes Antenna Hungaria MW Install

Antenna Hungaria’s new Nautel 2 Megawatt NX2000 medium wave system is now operational.

Located at the broadcaster’s transmission facility near Solt, Hungary, Nautel says the project, on which it worked in collaboration with Porion Digital KFT, involved large infrastructure changes at the site as well as installation of the new transmitter.

Modifications included building renovation and air handling updates as well as interfacing the NX2000 to Antenna Hungaria’s existing 11 kV voltage supply. The new solid-state Nautel system replaces a custom-built tube transmitter that had been in use for 40 years.

“The NX2000 system incorporates five Nautel NX400 transmitters along with a large, versatile combiner,” said Wendell Lonergan, Nautel head of Broadcast Sales. “Our new NXC2000 combiner can be reconfigured if one or more transmitters is shut down, which ensures that maximum power is delivered to the antenna in all cases.”

According to Nautel, the new NX2000 system offers an efficiency of 90% as well as a compact footprint for space savings. Individual transmitters are available in 100, 200, 300 or 400 kW designs, along with lower power units ranging down to 3 kW. Control and monitoring are managed via Nautel’s Advanced User Interface (AUI).

Antenna Hungaria is wholly owned by the government of Hungary and provides broadcast, telecommunication and multimedia services throughout the country. The signal of its Solt operation can be heard on 540 kHz all over Europe as well as in parts of Africa, Russia and Asia.

A video explaining the project is available here. (radioworld.com)

NDR Christmas Special special transmissions via Media Broadcast on 24th Dec'17

24th December 2017 (Sunday)
1900-2100 UTC

6010 kHz Erevan(ARM) Europe
6080 kHz Nauen(DE) North Atlantic
9740 kHz Nauen(DE) Indian Ocean West
9790 kHz Moosbrunn(AT) Indian Ocean East
9800 kHz Issoudun(FRA) Atlantic(South Africa)
11650 kHz Issoudun(FRA) South Atlantic

24th December 2017 (Sunday)
2100-2300 UTC

5930 kHz Nauen(DE) North Atlantic
6155 kHz Erevan(ARM) Europe
9590 kHz Issoudun(FRA) Atlantic(South Africa)
9650 kHz Moosbrunn(AT) Indian Ocean East
9765 kHz Nauen(DE) Indian Ocean West
9830 kHz Issoudun(FRA) South Atlantic

Please send your answer and reception reports to : michael.puetz@media-broadcast.com

On Christmas Eve, Norddeutsche Rundfunndr broadcasts messages to sailors all over the world in the radio broadcast "Gruss an Bord" or "Greeting aboard" - greetings to the ship's crew in their home country. The greetings to the sailors were recorded at two "greeting on board" events in the Adventszeit: on 4 December in the  Cultural memory in Wilhelmine gear in neutral and on December 11 in the Hamburg Seemannsmission "Duckdalben". Relatives and friends had the opportunity to wish their loved ones at sea a happy holiday and a good new year. The show "Greeting aboard" was heard for Christmas 1953 for the first time on the radio. It is thus one of the oldest existing radio broadcasts in the world.

More about program "Gruss an Bord"

(via Alokesh Gupta)

National Norway radio stations switch off FM


National radio stations went fully digital in Norway on Wednesday 13th December, at 11:11.11am, after a year-long transition.

The last regions to get the FM stations were Troms, Finnmark and Svalbard. Now there’s only local stations left using the FM band, which will continue for some time.

Ole Jørgen Torvmark, CEO of Digital Radio Norway (DRN) says listeners are leaving it till the last minute to buy new radio sets, with most buying just after the FM switch-off.

Norway currently has 31 national radio channels on DAB, compared to the 5 national channels previous on FM. The new National channels, transmitting only on DAB, have gained more listeners in 2017. New channels now account for about one-third of the total listening. Every day, 1.4 million Norwegians listen to channels that had not existed without the digital radio shift.

Total listening is expected to increase gradually in 2018 when the last listeners do the conversion. (Radio Today)

Atlantic 2000 on the air this weekend


Atlantic 2000 will be on the air this weekend:

- Saturday 16th of December, from 0900 to 1000 UTC on 6070 kHz
- Sunday 17th of December, from 1400 to 1500 UTC on 6070 kHz
+ streaming at the same time on our website: http://radioatlantic2000.free.fr
Only detailed reception reports will be confirmed by eQSL.
Reports to: atlantic2000international@gmail.com

Good listening!

--

Agenda DX 14/12/2017

ANNIVERSARIO EMITTENTI
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Media & Tech - 13/12/2017

DX RE MIX NEWS # 1047

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DX RE MIX NEWS # 1047 from Georgi Bancov and Ivo Ivanov. Date Dec.12, 2017
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ANGUILLA  Reception of Caribbean Beacon University Network on Dec.6:
0000-1000 on  6090 AIA 100 kW / 320 deg to CeAm English, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-caribbean-beacon.html

AUSTRALIA   Reception of Reach Beyond Australia on Dec.9
1145-1200 on 11915*KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun
* co-ch same 11915 PAO 250 kW / 205 deg to SEAs Chinese R.Taiwan Int
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-reach-beyond-australia-on.html

AUSTRALIA   Additional broadcasts of Reach Beyond Australia (not TWR pxs), Dec.9:
1330-1500 on 12040 KNX 100 kW / 310 deg to SoAs Hindi/Bangla/Urdu/English and etc
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/additional-broadcasts-of-reach-beyond.html

AUSTRALIA   Good signal of Reach Beyond Australia in 25mb, Dec.11
1400-1430 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Hindi Daily
1430-1445 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Hindi Sun-Thu
1430-1445 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Marathi Fri
1430-1445 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Urdu Sat
1445-1500 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Bangla Mon/Thu
1445-1500 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Marwari Tue
1445-1500 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs English or Himachali Wed
1445-1500 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Gujarati Fri
1445-1500 on 11900 KNX 100 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Chattisgarhi Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-reach-beyond-australia.html

AUSTRIA(non)   Reception of Radio DARC via ORF Moosbrunn on Dec.10
1000-1100 on  6070 MOS 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Sun, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-darc-via-orf_10.html

BANGLADESH   Reception of Radio Bangladesh Betar on Dec.10
1315-1345 on  9455 DKA 250 kW / 320 deg to SoAs Nepali, good
1400-1430 on 15505 DKA 250 kW / 290 deg to WeAs Urdu, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-bangladesh-betar-on.html

BELGIUM(non)   BRB Radio Voice of Amara via TDF Issoudun on Dec.9:
1700-1800 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Mon/Wed/Sat
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-brb-radio-voice-of-amara.html

BELGIUM(non)   BRB Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya on Dec.10
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Sun, fair
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
Today no signal from other clandestine BRB Radio Voice of Amara
1600-1700 on 15360 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Amharic Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-brb-radio-voice-of.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Telediffusion d'Algerie via TDF Issoudun, Dec.6
1800-1858 on  7375*ISS 500 kW / 155 deg to CEAf Arabic Holy Quran px
1900-1958 on  5905 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf Arabic Holy Quran px
2000-2015 on  5905#ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf French news bulletin
2015-2058 on  5905 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
2000-2058 on  5940 ISS 500 kW / 160 deg to CEAf Arabic Holy Quran px
* co-ch same  7375 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Romanian Radio Romania Inter.
# till 2030UT 5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German Deutscher Wetterdienst
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-telediffusion-dalgerie-via_7.html

FRANCE(non)   Reception of Radio Herwa International TDF Issoudun, Dec.9
0700-0728 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri, fair/good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-herwa-international_9.html

FRANCE(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via TDF Issoudun on Dec.11
0800-0900 on 15290 ISS 500 kW / 190 deg to WCAf Japanese, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-japan-nhk-world-via_11.html

GERMANY    Reception of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on Dec.6:
0600-0630 on  5905 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German, good
0600-0630 on  6180 PIN 010 kW / non-dir to CeEu German, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-dwd-deutscher-wetterdienst_6.html

GERMANY   Reception of Evangelische Missions Gemeinden via MBR Nauen, Dec.9
1130-1200 on  6055 NAU 125 kW / 222 deg to CeEu German Sat/Sun, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/reception-of-evangelische-missions_9.html

GERMANY   Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR Nauen, Dec.9:
1200-1230 on 13710 NAU 250 kW / 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-missionswerk_9.html

GERMANY(non)   Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on Dec.6
1700-1730 on 11810 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed
1730-1800 on 11810 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-voice-of-oromo.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of BVBroadcasting via MBR Nauen on Dec.8
1500-1600 on 11790 NAU 125 kW / 096 deg to SoAs Urdu Fri, strong:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun on Dec.8
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, fair/weak
Transmission is jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Weak signal of LWF Voice of Gospel via MBR Issoudun, Dec.8
1830-1900 on  9800 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/weak-signal-of-lwf-voice-of-gospel-via.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of World of Radio via HLR 6190CUSB, Dec.9
0731-0800 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Waves International via Channel 292 on Dec.9:
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu French/English Sat, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-waves-international_9.html

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle Bundesliga via MBR Issoudun on Dec.9
1425-1630 on 15195 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, good/weak
1425-1630 on 17840 ISS 500 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Hausa Sat, weak/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/deutsche-welle-bundesliga-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Moosbrunn, Dec.9
1530-1600 on 11900 MOS 100 kW / 095 deg to CeAs Russian Sat
1600-1630 on 11900 MOS 100 kW / 095 deg to CeAs Chechen Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-hcjb-voice-of-andes-via_9.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Radio Xoriyo Ogaden via MBR Issoudun, Dec.9
1600-1630 on 11970 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-xoriyo-ogaden-via_9.html

GERMANY(non)   Radio Itahuka via MBR Talata Volonondry on Dec.9
1800-1900 on 15420 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to CeAf Kirundi Sat, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-itahuka-via-mbr.html

GERMANY(non)   Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Nauen on Dec.10:
1700-1730 on 11810 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo We/Fr/Su, weak/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-voice-of-oromo-liberation.html

GERMANY(non)   BVBroadcasting Dardasha 7 via MBR Nauen, Dec.12
0600-0615 on  9440 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to NoAf Arabic, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/reception-of-bvbroadcasting-dardasha-7.html

GERMANY(non)   Deutsche Welle via IBB tx Sao Tome on Dec.12
0630-0700 on  7220 SAO 100 kW / 020 deg to WeAf Hausa, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-deutsche-welle-via-ibb-sao.html

GREECE   Poor signal of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Dec.6
0624&0755 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
NO SIGNAL on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
*news in Arabic/Serbian at 0751-0758UT & off air at 0904UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/poor-signal-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420.html

GREECE   Weak signal of Voice of Greece on 9420 kHz, Dec.7
0615&0755 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu Greek*tx#3
NO SIGNAL on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu Greek tx#1
*news in Arabic/Serbian at 0752-0759UT & off air at 0800UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/weak-signal-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420.html

GUAM   Fair to good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Dec.9:
1128-1158 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 350 deg to EaAs Japanese/English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-to-good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world_9.html

GUAM   Good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Dec.9:
1230-1300 on 11695 TWR 100 kW / 290 deg to SoAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_9.html

GUAM   Very good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, Dec.9
1317-1346 on  7510 TWR 100 kW / 320 deg to EaAs English Sat
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/very-good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world.html

GUAM   Fair signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Dec.10
1000-1027 on 11965 TWR 100 kW / 248 deg to SEAs English Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio.html

GUAM   Weak/fair signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, Dec.10
1059-1156 on 11965 TWR 100 kW / 263 deg to SEAs English Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/weakfair-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world.html

GUAM   Good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Dec.10
1102-1146 on  9910 TWR 200 kW / 305 deg to EaAs Chi/Eng Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_10.html

GUAM   Good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia on Dec.10:
1216-1246 on  7500 TWR 200 kW / 320 deg to EaAs Japanese Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-ktwr-trans-world-radio_77.html

GUINEA   Radio Guinée Conakry and Voice of Korea on 9650 khz on Dec.11:
0600-2400 on  9650 CON 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French R.Guinée Conakry
0730-1320 on  9650 KUJ 200 kW / 109 deg to JPN  Japanese Voice of Korea
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-guinee-conakry-and-voice-of-korea_11.html

JAPAN   Fair signal of Radio Japan NHK World on Dec.11:
0700-0800 on 11825 YAM 300 kW / 330 deg to FERu Japanese
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/fair-signal-of-radio-japan-nhk-world-on.html

INDIA   Very good signal of All India Radio: on Dec.6:
1530-1545 on 11560 BGL 500 kW / 325 deg to WeAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/very-good-signal-of-all-india-radio-on.html

INDIA    Fair signal of AIR Vividh Bharati on Dec.11:
0900-1200 on  9865 BGL 500 kW / 038 deg to SoAs Hindi
1242-1740 on  9865 BGL 500 kW / 038 deg to SoAs Hindi
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/fair-signal-of-air-vividh-bharati-on.html

INDONESIA   Reception of Voice of Indonesia on "new" QRG 9526 kHz on Dec.9:
1300-1400 NF  9526 JAK 250 kW / 010 deg to EaAs English, fair/good, ex 9525
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-voice-of-indonesia-on-new.html

IRAN   PARS TODAY VIRI IRIB on jumping frequency on Dec.10:
1730-0230 on  6060-6061 ZAH 500 kW / 289 deg to EaAf Arabic
Full B17 schedule of PARS TODAY VIRI IRIB via tx Zahedan is
0230-0530 on  7380 ZAH 500 kW / 289 deg to NEAf Arabic
0530-1430 on 13820 ZAH 500 kW / 289 deg to NEAf Arabic, even
1430-1730 on  7310 ZAH 500 kW / 289 deg to NEAf Arabic, even
1730-0230 on  6060 ZAH 500 kW / 289 deg to NEAf Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/viri-irib-on-jumpingdrifting-frequency.html

KOREA DPR   Weak/fair signal of KCBS Pyongyang on Dec.6
0930&1230 on 11680 KNG 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean&
from 1303 on 11680 KNG 050 kW / non-dir to NEAs off air
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/weak-to-fair-signal-of-kcbs-pyongyang.html

KUWAIT   Good signal of Radio Kuwait General Service on Dec.6:
0500-0900 on 15515 KBD 250 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Arabic AM mode
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-radio-kuwait-general.html

KUWAIT   Reception of MOI Radio Kuwait in Filipino on Dec.9:
1000-1200 on 17760 KBD 250 kW / 084 deg to SEAs Filipino, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-moi-radio-kuwait-in.html

KUWAIT   Fair signal of MOI Radio Kuwait on Dec.11
0800-1000 on  7249.8 KBD 250 kW / non-dir to WeAs Persian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-signal-of-moi-radio-kuwait-on-dec11.html

NEW ZEALAND   Frequency change of Radio New Zealand Pacific from Dec.6:
1059-1258 on 11610 RAN 100 kW / 325 deg to NoWePac/PNG English, very good signal
1259-1650 NF  7430*RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English-fair, ex 7355 Dly
1651-1758 NF  7430*RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English-fair, ex 7355 Sat
*strong QRM on 7425 China National Radio-2 and on 7435 China Radio International
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/frequency-change-of-radio-new-zealand_7.html

NIGERIA(non)   Radio Herwa Int via TDF Issoudun and WRMI Okeechobee on Dec.6:
0700-0728 on 13710 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri very good signal
// frequency 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Hausa/Kanuri tx#10, JBA/poor:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-herwa-int-via-tdf-issoudun-and.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 25mb on Dec.6:
0830-0836 on 11535 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-25mb_6.html

NUMBERS STATION   Unscheduled transmission of E07a English Man, Dec.6
1208-1218 on 12125 unknown secret tx site to Eu English AM mode, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/unscheduled-transmission-of-e07a_6.html

NUMBERS STATION   Fair signal of E11 Oblique in 41mb, Dec.9
0805-0808 on  7377 unknown secret tx site to Eu English USB
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-signal-of-e11-oblique-in-41mb-dec9.html

NUMBERS STATION   Reception of S06s Russian Lady in 41mb on Dec.12
0730-0736 on  7410 unknown secret tx site to Eu Russian CUSB, weak
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-s06s-russian-lady-in-41mb_12.html

OMAN   Fair signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman on Dec.6
0400-1000 on 13600 THU 100 kW / 220 deg to EaAf Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of-oman.html

OMAN   Strong signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman on Dec.9
1402&1408 on 15140 THU 100 kW / 315 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/strong-signal-of-radio-sultanate-of.html

PALAU   Cancelled transmissions of T8WH Angel 3, no signal from Dec.2
0800-0900 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Sun-Fri
0800-0900 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Japanese Sat
0900-1000 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Daily
1000-1200 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/cancelled-transmissions-of-t8wh-angel-3.html

PALAU   Fair to good signal of WHRI T8WH Angel 3 on Dec.10
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs English Sat/Sun
1230-1300 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs, BUT NO SIGNAL!
Today also no signal of WHRI T8WH Angel 5 and WHRI T8WH Angel 4
WHRI T8WH Angel 5
1300-1430 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Sat/Sun
WHRI T8WH Angel 4
1430-1500 on 11675 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-to-good-signal-of-whri-t8wh-angel.html

PHILIPPINES   Weak signal Radio Pilipinas PBS on Dec.11
1730-1930 on  9925 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to N&ME Tagalog
1730-1930 on 12120 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to N&ME Tagalog
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/weak-signal-radio-pilipinas-pbs-on-dec11.html

ROMANIA(non)   Reception of IRRS EGR/UN Radio via ROU RadioCom, Dec.10
1030-1300 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu English Sun, very poor
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/reception-of-irrs-egrun-radio-via-rou.html

ROMANIA vs.U.K.(non)   Radio Romania Inter vs. BBC WS on 7345 kHz, Dec.9:
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/2017/12/radio-romania-inter-vs-bbc-ws-on-7345.html

RUSSIA   Good signal of Radiocompany Adygeya /Adygeyan Radio/ on Dec.8
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Fri
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-adygeyan-radio-on-dec8.html

RUSSIA   Good signal of Radiocompany Adygeya /Adygeyan Radio/ on Dec.11
1800-1900 on  6000 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan/Arabic/Turkish Mon
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-radiocompany-adygeya.html

SAUDI ARABIA   Reception of BSKSA Radio Riyadh Holy Quran on Dec.6:
0300-0400 on  9715 RIY 100 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-bsksa-radio-riyadh-holy.html

SAUDI ARABIA   Al-Azm Radio is probably 24 hours on SW 11745 kHz, Dec.7
1700-0700 on 11745 JED or RIY tx ??? kW to N/ME Arabic extended from ??
0700-1700 on 11745 JED or RIY tx ??? kW to N/ME Arabic as scheduled B17
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/al-azm-radio-is-probably-24-hours-on-sw.html

SOUTH KOREA   Good signal of KBS World Radio on Dec.10:
2200-2300 on 11810 KIM 250 kW / 304 deg to WeEu English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-of-kbs-world-radio-on-dec10.html

SRI LANKA   Reception of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation on Dec.6:
1630-1730 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME Sinhala City FM, good
1730-1830 on 11750 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to N/ME NO SIGNAL as of Dec.5
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-sri-lanka-broadcasting_7.html

SUDAN(non)  Reception of FPU Radio Tamazuj and Radio Dabanga on Dec.11
Radio Tamazuj
1429-1527 on 13800 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, fair/good
1429-1527 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, very good
Radio Dabanga
1527-1626 on 13800 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, good/fair
1527-1626 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-fpu-radio-tamazuj-and.html

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Dec.8:
1557-1627 on 15105 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to SoAf Kirundi Mon-Fri, strong
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa.html

SWAZILAND   Reception of Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini on Dec.10:
1834-1849 on  9500 MAN 100 kW / 013 deg to EaAf English Sun, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-trans-world-radio-africa_11.html

TAIWAN   Frequency change of Radio Taiwan International on Dec.8
1600-1700 NF  6185 PAO 300 kW / 225 deg to SoAs English, ex 9405
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/new-frequency-of-radio-taiwan.html

TAIWAN   Fair/good signal of Radio Taiwan International, Dec.11
1100-1200 on 12030 TSH 300 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Russian
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/fair-to-good-signal-of-radio-taiwan.html

TAIWAN(non)   Suab Xaa Moo Zoo/Voice of Hope via Tamshui on Dec.8:
2230-2300 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/suab-xaa-moo-zoovoice-of-hope-via.html

TAIWAN(non)   Suab Xaa Moo Zoo/Voice of Hope via Tamshui on Dec.11:
1130-1200 on 11530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong, weak to fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2017/12/suab-xaa-moo-zoovoice-of-hope-via_11.html

TANZANIA   Reception of Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation on Dec.6
1801-1811 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf English, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-zanzibar-broadcasting.html

TANZANIA   Reception of Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dec.10:
1800-1809 on 11735 DOL 050 kW / non-dir to CeAf English, good/fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-zanzibar-broadcasting_11.html

TIBET(non)   Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet, Dec.11
1208-1219 NF 11513 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 11512
1219-1230 on 11512 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese, unchange
1325-1335 NF  9898 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex  9895
1335-1400 on  9903 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, unchange
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/frequency-changes-of-voice-of-tibet.html

U.K.(non)  Radio Dandal Kura Int via BaBcoCk Ascension/Woofferton, Nov.7
0500-0700 on  5960 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri, very good signal
0700-0800 on 13810 WOF 250 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, weak/good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-dandal-kura-int-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Dec.8
1630-1700 on  9940 KCH 300 kW / 158 deg to EaAf Somali, good signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/trans-world-radio-africa-via-babcock_9.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Dec.8:
1700-1730 on  7580 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-babcock_9.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan on Dec.8
1730-1800 on  7510 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Silte, very good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-feba-radio-via-babcock_9.html

U.K.(non)   North Korea Reform Radio via BaBcoCk Tashkent on Dec.8:
2030-2130 on  7500 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean, fair signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/north-korea-reform-radio-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via BaBcoCk Tashkent, Dec.9
1400-1415 on  6260 TAC 100 kW / 131 deg to SoAs English Sat, weak signal
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-bible-voice-broadcasting_9.html

U.K.(non)   Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok via BaBcoCk Tashkent, Dec.10
1130-1200 on 12150 TAC 100 kW / 122 deg to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun, fair
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/voice-of-khmer-mchas-srok-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Japan NHK World via BaBcoCk Tashkent on Dec.10
1530-1600 on  7565 TAC 100 kW / 163 deg to SoAs Hindi, fair, QRM
at same time  7570 KUJ 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu English VofKorea
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-radio-japan-nhk-world-via_10.html

U.K.(non)   Frequency change of BBC Korean Service from Dec.9
1530-1830 NF  7395*SNG 250 kW / 025 deg to NEAs, ex 9940 PHT
//freqs 5895 DB 250 kW / 072 deg & 7530 TAC 100 kW / 068 deg
* co-ch CRI English/Hindi 1530-1700UT and German 1800-1830UT
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/frequency-change-of-bbc-korean-service.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via BaBcoCk Woofferton, Dec.10
1830-1858 on  7220 WOF 300 kW / 114 deg to N/ME Arabic Sun, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/follow-bible-ministries-via-babcock_11.html

U.K.(non)   Follow The Bible Ministries via BaBcoCk Ascension, Dec.10:
1900-1928 on 12005 ASC 250 kW / 115 deg to SoAf English Sun, fair/good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/follow-bible-ministries-via-babcock_14.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Akhbar Mufriha via BaBcoCk Woofferton/Ascension, Dec.10
2100-2115 on  7300 WOF 250 kW / 170 deg to NoAf Tachelhit
2115-2145 on  7300 WOF 250 kW / 170 deg to NoAf Arabic
2145-2215 on  9530 ASC 125 kW / 027 deg to WeAf Hassinya Thu-Tue
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-akhbar-mufriha-via-babcock_11.html

U.K.(non)   Weak signal of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk Yerevan, Dec.11
1600-1630 on 12125 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Guragena Mon-Wed
1600-1630 on 12125 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Amharic Thu-Sun
1630-1700 on 12125 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to EaAf Amharic Daily
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/weak-signal-of-feba-radio-via-babcock.html

U.K.(non)   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow via BaBcoCk Grigoriopol, Dec.11
1700-1730 on  7580 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Persian Mon/Fri, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-babcock_12.html

U.K.(non)   FEBA Radio/Radio Sama via BaBcoCk Woofferton on Dec.11
0800-0830 on 15260 WOF 250 kW / 107 deg to N/ME Arabic, very good:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-feba-radioradio-sama-via.html

USA   Good signal Brother HySTAIRical via WHRI Angel 1/2 on new 6040 on Dec.8
WHRI Angel 1
2200-2300 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
2200-2300 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat/Sun other rlg pxs
2300-2400 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat vary rlg programs
WHRI Angel 2
2300-2400 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
2300-2400 on  6040^HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun vary rlg programs
^ from March 3 again on 9505 kHz
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/good-signal-brother-hystairical-via.html

USA   Reception of Brother HySTAIRical WHRI Angel 2 on Dec.9:
0600-0700 on  7315 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English, good
0700-0800 on  7355 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-brother-hystairical-whri.html

USA   Reception of WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio, Dec.10
1200-1500 on 12065 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg to SEAs English
1500-1900 on 15610 EWN 250 kW / 040 deg to N/ME English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-wewn-1-global-catholic.html

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio International Angel 2 on Dec.10
2000-2100 on  9505 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun, fair/good
2000-2100 on 11750 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun from Feb.4
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-world-harvest-radio_11.html

USA   Fair signal of World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 1, Dec.11
0900-1000 on 11825 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English Sun-Fri
1000-1030 on 11825 HRI 250 kW / 245 deg to AUS  English Sun
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-signal-of-world-harvest-radio.html

USA(non)   Voice of America via Sao Tome & Botswana, Dec.12
0700-0730 on 12070 SAO 100 kW / 000 deg to WCAf Hausa, good
0700-0730 on 17700 BOT 100 kW / 350 deg to WCAf Hausa, good
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/voice-of-america-via-sao-tome-botswana.html

VATICAN   Additional broadcast of Vatican Radio from Dec.18:
1530-1600 on 11615 SMG 250 kW / 115 deg to EaAf Amharic, new
1530-1600 on 13765 SMG 250 kW / 135 deg to EaAf Amharic, new
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/additional-broadcast-of-vatican-radio.html

YEMEN(non)   Republic of Yemen Radio with 2 hrs break, Dec.7
till 0657 on 11860 JED 050 kW / non-dir to N/ME Arabic
0657-0856 on 11860 kHz no signal, break, empty channel
from 0856 on 11860 unknown tx / unknown to N/ME Arabic
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/republic-of-yemen-radio-with-2-hrs_7.html

ZAMBIA   Fair to good signal of KVOH Voice of Hope Africa on Dec.10:
1200-1700 on 13680 LUV 100 kW / 315 deg to WeAf English Sat/Sun tx#2
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/fair-to-good-signal-of-kvoh-voice-of.htmlhttp://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/dx-re-mix-news-1047.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

Glenn Hauser logs December 13, 2017

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Wed Dec 13 at 1356, Slovakia in Spanish via WRMI with considerable Cuban pulse jamming, but by 1400 it has abated, but not off, as `FG Radio` is starting its long-awaited new episode; the entire program, without any Beatles breaks, is a phone interview with author Gary Powers, Jr., ``Letters from a Soviet Prison``, his multi-year project to acquire and publish writings of his father, the U2 pilot who was shot down and imprisoned for a couple of years before being exchanged at the bridge in Potsdam for a Soviet spy. He kept a journal while in custody, and was able to communicate with family (not explained why this was allowed). 

Very interesting; have not seen or heard him yet on the American book-tour circuit. Maybe why: the book is a private printing of only 500, which can be ordered direct from him while available, $25 plus postage from Gary Powers, Jr., P O Box 1356, Midlothian VA 23113, or gpowersjr@coldwar.org. Next year it will be published commercially and available from the usual sources. The host is presumably Nathan Morley, but modestly never names himself on the air.

Further scheduled broadcasts of FG Radio on WRMI, presumably more new episodes from next week, starting Tue?:
Wed 2100 15770 > meaning 9455 [if reactivated]
Thu 0245  9955
Thu 2245  9955
Fri 0515  9955
Fri 1015  5850 > meaning also 9455 [if reactivated]
Tue 1445  9955
Wed 0515  9955
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1908 monitoring: confirmed the Wed Dec 13 at 1030 broadcast at wake-up 1054 check, VG S9+20 --- but // 9455 is OFF, no signal, while 9395 & 9955 are S9-S8. Also confirmed Wednesday December 13 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955, fair-good with lite pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Next:
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 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
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [if reactivated; or #1909?]

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

** U S A. 9455, Dec 13 at 1054, 1435 and 1640 chex, this WRMI #5 transmitter at 285 degrees is missing, when it should be audible like 9395 & 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Dec 13 at 0701, WEWN Spanish is continually breaking up with crackle, splattering plus/minus 10 kHz. Still scratchy at 1427.

12065, Dec 13 at 1418, WEWN English in Teresa`s RCC talkshow, S9+30 with squeals, and spurblob peaks approx. plus and minus 9 kHz, and double that weaker at 18 kHz --- just like we would hear whenever 15610 arrived with a very strong fundamental signal. I.e., circa 12047, 12056, 12074, 12083. The spur field range is detectable out to plus/minus 25 kHz, 12040-12090, bad news for innocent bystations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775.150, Dec 13 at 1526, KVOH playing `Feliz Navidad` tune, José? Distorted and considerably off-frequency. Splatter field only 17765-17785, not further into the 18068+ hamband at the moment, altho fundamental is quite strong. 

(BTW, I have remeasured and refined the correxion factors on the R75 for precise frequency measurements to the Hz. Probably accurate to within 2 Hz) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 13 at 0705, WTWW-2 is still on with S9+20 of dead air. Wonder when the music stopped? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1700 UT December 13

W4HM Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast #347

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.

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

Created and disseminated by Thomas F. Giella, W4HM in Lakeland, FL, USA

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

thomasfgiella@gmail.com

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

Supporting images associated with 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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#347 Issued Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 1630 UTC

Important Solar, Space & Geomagnetic Weather Indices-

The daily solar flux numbers (DSSN) were 72.2 71.4 71.0.

The official daily sunspot number (DSSN) was 13.

The 24 hour period 3 hour interval planetary K index (Kp) had been at an active to quiet geomagnetic condition of

2 3 2 2 1 3 4 3.
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Global Daily HF Radio Wave Propagation Forecast-

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 13, 2017- deteriorating

HF radio wave propagation condition trend Dec 14, 2017- deteriorating

Northern Hemisphere Radio Wave Propagation Forecast d-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.) No current STRATWARM alert.

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

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

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Glenn Hauser logs December 12-13, 2017


** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 13 at 0511, WRMI with the R. Biafra guy in English, very poor but recognizable, so confirmed still on this 0500-0530 broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Dec 13 at 0035, no signal from CHU, while 3330-CUSB is nominal; is 7850 off or MUF drop? Anyhow it`s reaudible at 0354 check, S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 11785, Dec 13 at 0703, CRI news in English with Canadian accent pauses to plug its newly branded website http://chinaplus.cri.cn Good S9-S5 via ALBANIA, as the 25m MUF is way up tonight, this aimed 310 degrees USward, and paired with 11855 same parameters in Chinese with het from Rádio Aparecida on the low side circa 11854.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1908, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Dec 13 at 0031, R. Rebelde is S9+35 but suptorted; wiggle that patchcord! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 13 at 0350, RHC music matches English service frequencies, 6060 & 6165, at lesser levels of modulation. B17 sked as in DXLD 17-45 shows 6060 is supposed to be in Spanish at 0200-0600, then English. This anomaly happens periodically which is why I include ``6060?`` among English DX program frequencies during the span before 0600. 6060 confirmed in English tonight as ``Ed Newman`` is wrapping up the hour at 0357 from Studio 6. Meanwhile I really hear Spanish on weak 11840, 9640, 9535 and strong 5040 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Tue Dec 12 at 1445, checking WRMI at our first opportunity to hear a new episode at last from FG Radio --- but no signal --- must be a power failure at Okeechobee; next chance will be Wed at 1400 on 9955. see USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1908, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Dec 12 at 0701, WRMI is unusually S9+20/30 in the nightmiddle, in language, presumably Hausa, mentioning Kaduna, from Radio Herwa International. (I had not checked a bihour earlier whether Radio Biafra were audible.) OTOH, 13730 New Zealand is but a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1908, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also BIAFRA [non]

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Dec 13 at 0023 tune-in, immediate ID by synthyl for Clever Name Radio, heavy beat music S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 13 at 0027, German at S9+10 with strange accent presumably Türkish, since it`s VOT once again overrunning the English broadcast supposed to end well before 2400. With Emirler so slipshod, I expect eventually this will happen on a UT Sunday colliding with The Mighty KBC via GERMANY which has risked using this 5960 one day a week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1907 monitoring: not confirmed UT Tuesday December 12 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal detectable, as is usually the case now, and we continue to wonder whether it is on the air at all, greatly reduced power and/or just not coping with low-MUF winter propagation. BUT on this day of week, UT Tue, we have another broadcast at 0030, WRMI 7730, and as usual it is VG here, S9+20/30. Also confirmed Tue Dec 12 at 2030 on the WRMI triad: 7780 // 9455 // 11580. Also confirmed Tue Dec 12 at 2130 on 9455 only, as I could not finish new 1908 quite in time for that, but it was available to all stations and listeners by 2230. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1908 contents: Anguilla, Australia, Bangladesh, Biafra non, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China non, Colombia, Cyprus non, East Turkistan , Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Kiritimati, Korea South, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Oklahoma non, Perú, Philippines, Romania, Sa`udi Arabia, Somaliland, Taiwan non, USA, Yemen; and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1908 monitoring: Also not confirmed UT Wed Dec 13 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v on what should have been its first SWBC: again no trace of a signal (while neighbors are: 9265 WINB S4; 9370 WWRBS S6 and distorted; 9395 WRMIBS S9; other WBCQ 7489.8 with Alan Sane, S9). Next:

Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 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 #1908?]

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

** U S A. 9955, Dec 12 at 1445, WRMI is off --- also no signal on 11580, 11825; still off at 1508, so I leave a receiver with BFO tuned to 9954, and it finally pops on at 1642 with BS in progress; but the 11s are still not back by 1648 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CYPRUS [non]

** U S A. 5830 & 9475, Dec 12 at 1405; and Dec 13 at 0025, still no signals from WTWW-1 on day or night frequency --- but Dec 13 at 0346, 5830 is finally back on after missing for at least five days whenever checked; evidently biblical citations. 

5085, Dec 13 at 0346, WTWW-2 is also on with music at S9+30, flanked as always by weak parasites about 5072.1 & 5097.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, Dec 13 at 0021 UT check, ID right away for KEDA San Antonio and TexMex music, no het from KGBC like last night about 1540.11. As I hoped, Steven Luce in Houston TX has replied Dec 12 in the DXLD yg to my log of KGBC 1540+ Galveston also referring to 1480:

``Glenn, I can confirm that KLVL and KGBC have been // at recent checks here in Houston, running oldies music and a very occasional commercial. Both are brokered time stations looking for new clients.  The previous programmer on KLVL (which had moved from KYND, and before that, KJOZ) only lasted a few weeks on 1480. That group has not resurfaced anywhere.

I can hear the het on 1540 during critical hours. Nighttime at my QTH KGBC is completely lost in the co-channel pileup. No useable reception of KLVL at night, either, although day signal is good.  During critical hours KLVL often clashes with skywave from KBXD [Metroplex].

Speaking of KYND 1520, the station is still running the promotional loop looking for a new programmer to lease airtime. I have noticed that the station is not signing on until 0800 local (1400 UT) so chances of it getting out during morning critical hours are reduced.

Houston has a lot of brokered time stations on AM, and we may have reached a saturation point, with not enough potential clients for all of them`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0535 UT December 13