Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Vintage Ham QSLs Online


Old QSL Card Collection (Update)

Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone   to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 12000 old  QSL cards in several different albums/galleries.
This site contains:
    - The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2013) with more than 300 QSLs
    - At least one card for each 60 deleted DXCC countries (more than 1500+ QSLs)
    - Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 4100+ QSLs)
    - Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (400+ QSLs) - More than 900 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
    - With 270 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises).
    - More than 400 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
    - More than 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
    - The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969
    - More than 1700 cards for the old timer with more than 130 countries before 1945.
    - Cards from the French Department before 1945.
    - At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.

    The URL address for the web site is:  http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr  Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your participation is welcome. Only a ".jpg" file (both side of the card) is required.
  Please visit the site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail to: LesNouvellesDX@free.fr
(OPDX 1179)

Voice of Mongolia via Germany to October 5th




Mongolia

Voice of Mongolia program in English will be broadcast via Kall Krekel, Germany

1430-1500 UTC 7310 KLL 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu from Sept 1 till October 5
1730-1800 UTC 6005 KLL 100#kW / non-dir to CeEu from Sept 1 till October 5
1900-1930 UTC 3985 KLL 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu from Sept 1 till October 5

Reception reports / Empfangsberichte / digital via  vom_en@yahoo.com
or postal mail to:

Voice Of Mongolia
English Section
C.P.O.-Box 365
Ulaanbaatar-13
Mongolia
(SWL DXing)

Travel the World With the Great White Fleet

(President Theodore Roosevelt via Mort Künstler.com)
It was on Monday December 16, 1907, that the Great White Fleet steamed out of Hampton Roads Virginia at the beginning of a good will tour that took them to twenty ports on six continents, a voyage that lasted fourteen months and traversed 46,000 miles across the worlds largest oceans.  It was a warm cloudy morning, and President Theodore Roosevelt was on the deck of the presidential yacht Mayflower”’ and he saluted the more than thirty navy vessels and 14,000 navy and marine personnel that set out on the most ambitious venture thus far in the entire history of the United States of America, an event that demonstrated the mighty power of his nation that was emerging widely into the international political arena.
            A total of sixteen magnificent battle ships, all newly painted in gleaming white with golden ornamentation upon the bow, steamed in a neat row at four hundred yard intervals, flanked by four destroyers.  Billowing black smoke announced that these ships were now set out on a course for diplomatic endeavors on an international scale that the world had never witnessed before.  This majestic flotilla of naval power was under the direction of Admiral Robley Evans, and this was the final grand event in his notable career before retirement.
            The first port of call was at Port of Spain on the British island of Trinidad, at the edge of the Caribbean.  The crew spent six days in coaling all of their vessels, and in visiting throughout the island which was not yet an international tourist destination in those days.  They also celebrated a special Christmas at the island.  On the occasion of the departure of the Great White Fleet, Governor Jackson held a fitting ceremony in which he complimented the navy personnel on their good behavior on his island.
            The Great White Fleet crossed the equator on January 6 of the next year, 1908, and then steamed down the coastline of Brazil in South America.  Here the American ships were welcomed by several naval vessels from Brazil.
            After coaling at Rio de Janeiro, and a multitude of festivities ashore, the American flotilla left on January 21 for the stormy Straits of Magellan at the bottom of the continent.  Here they were met by a navy vessel from Chile which guided them safely through the turbulent and dangerous waters.        
            Along the Pacific coast of the South American continent, the ships were welcomed at several ports, and they arrived back in their home waters at San Diego in California on April 14.  There were several ports of call in California and Washington, and then they left for Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, arriving on July 16.
            Across the Pacific, they visited Auckland in New Zealand, and the Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Albany on the southern coast of Western Australia.  At their arrival in Sydney, a quarter million people came out to welcome the Great White Fleet.  
            Next was Manila in the Philippines, and then Tokyo in Japan, where they were granted a most gracious welcome, which was described as an event that was overflowing with Japanese hospitality.  Three Japanese destroyers welcomed and escorted the American ships; the newspaper Boyaki Shimpo printed a special edition to honor the arrival of the Great White Fleet; and 50,000 people celebrated with a torchlight parade.
            As they were passing Formosa on the way to Tokyo, they encountered s massive storm.  One sailor was washed overboard by a huge wave, and another huge wave washed him up onto the deck of another nearby ship.
            The onward voyage of the Great White Fleet took them to Colombo Ceylon; they celebrated their second Christmas in the Indian Ocean; and they traversed the Suez Canal, taking on coal again at Port Said.  Several ships from the Great White Fleet went on to Messina on the Italian island of Sicily to provide relief supplies for survivors of the recent earthquake.  The entire fleet re-assembled at Gibraltar on February 6, 1909 and steamed out into the Atlantic for the final leg on their journey back home.
            A couple of weeks later, on February 22 to be exact, also a Monday, President Theodore Roosevelt was again on the deck of the Mayflower this time to welcome home the men and the ships of his triumphant Great White Fleet, though on this occasion the weather was dull, windy and rainy.
            We go back to the the summer of the year 1907, a few months before the Great White Fleet set out on its epic journey, and two sets of Forest wireless equipment were installed on the American navy vessels, Connecticut and Virginia.  In September, test transmissions were carried out between the two ships and with station CC on Cape Cod.  Although these test transmissions were conducted in haste and they were considered to be incomplete, yet they were described as being fairly successful.
            The navy ordered 26 sets of the Forest wireless equipment, transmitters & receivers, and these were manufactured in haste.  At best, Forest equipment had a reputation for poor quality, and there were no instruction manuals.  Dr. Lee de Forest himself supervised the installation of his equipment into some of the ships of the Great White Fleet.  The remaining sets of wireless equipment were sent to Rio de Janeiro prior to the arrival of the fleet for installation there by American navy wireless electricians.
            On departure day from Hampton Roads, Forest presented a live program broadcast from the deck of the ship Dolphin which was anchored at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York.  The program consisted of messages of good will and musical items.  Swedish born 34 year old opera singer, Eugenia Farrar, sang several songs, including the popular parlor song, I Love You Truly, and this is considered to be the first live broadcast of a musical presentation.
            The wireless equipment on the USS Ohio under the callsign DC was considered to be the network control station for the Great White Fleet.  On January 12, 1908, the ships brass band made a broadcast for the benefit of the combined navies of Brazil and the United States.
            Many subsequent broadcasts were made from station DC, for the benefit of passings ships, and for amateurs living in each of the various ports of call.  The Forest equipment was a spark wireless transmitter modulated with a telephone mouth piece.  All transmitters were tuned to approximately the same wavelength. 
            Some of the other ships that were equipped with the Forest wireless sets also made program broadcasts while en route with the Great White Fleet.  However, none of the 26 sets, most of which were operable, were taken into usage for naval communication. 
            While anchored in San Francisco, the wireless personnel on board the Ohio procured several music recordings and a phonograph player and these were used in subsequent wireless broadcasts.  The broadcasts in San Francisco were picked up by station PH at Russian Hill and the information was printed in a local newspaper report.
            Good will broadcasts consisting of music, interviews, speeches and reports were made at each of the subsequent ports of call from transmitter DC on board the Ohio.  In most of these locations, these radio broadcasts were the very first radio broadcasts in the history of those localities.

            At the end of the more than a year long itinerary of the Great White Fleet, and with many successful program broadcasts transmitted at so many different locations, all of the wireless equipment was removed from each ship, and placed into storage, permanent storage, and never used again.
(AWR Wavescan/NWS 290 via Adrian Peterson) 

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2014 Sep 15 0717 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
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#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 08 - 14 September 2014

Solar activity ranged from low to high levels during the period. Moderate levels were reached on 8, 11, and 14 September with high levels reached on 10 September. Moderate levels were first reached on 09 September at 0029 UTC when active sunspot region 2158 (N16, L=087, class/area Dkc/440 on 11 September) produced a long duration M4/1n flare. This flare had associated Type II (999 km/s estimated shock velocity) and Type IV radio sweeps, a 10cm (370 sfu) radio burst, and an symmetrical, full-halo coronal mass ejection (CME) which was first observed in LASCO/C2 imagery at 09/0006 UTC. The majority of the ejecta appeared to be heading north and east of the Sun/Earth line, however, it was later determined this event contained an Earth-directed component. On 10 September, conditions reached High levels as Region 2158 produced a X1/2b flare at 1745 UTC. It also had associated Type II (3750 km/s estimated shock velocity) and Type IV radio sweeps, a 10cm (1300 sfu ) radio burst, and an Earth-directed full halo CME. On 11 September, Region 2166 (N13, L=352, class/area Dao/60 on 14 September) produced an M2 flare at 1526 and an M1 flare at 2126 UTC, just prior to rotating on to the visible disk. After returning to low levels on 12 and 13 September, conditions again rose to Moderate levels as Region 2157 (S14, L=98, class/area Ekc/540 on 6 September) produced an M1/2n flare at 14/0216 UTC. The coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with this M-flare was observed off the west limb in SOHO/LASCO C2 coronagraph imagery beginning at 14/0248 UTC, but was deemed to be well off the Sun-Earth line. Other activity included a filament eruption observed in SDO/AIA 193 imagery beginning at 12/1749 UTC west of Region 2158 near center-disk. SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery showed a coronal mass ejection (CME) beginning at 12/1936 UTC that was mostly obscured by a larger backsided CME off the NNE limb that preceded it beginning at 12/1836 UTC. WSA-ENLIL modeling of the event indicates a likely CME arrival around midday on 16 September. 

The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was elevated on 8 and 9 September due to a particle enhancement from an event the week prior. Late on 10 September, levels began a quick rise following the X1/2b flare from Region 2158, mentioned earlier. By 11 September, the greater than 10 MeV levels had reached a peak of 28 pfu (S1 - Minor), but then leveled off for the next 24 hours. Storm levels briefly reached the S2 (Moderate) threshold, in conjunction with the arrival of the CME, and reached a maximum of 126 pfu at 12/1355 UTC. During this time, the greater than 100 MeV proton flux levels began to rise as well, reaching the 1.2 pfu at 11/0425 UTC level before tapering off shortly thereafter. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal levels on 8, 9, 11, 13, and 14 September, and reached moderate levels on 10 and 12 September. 

Geomagnetic field activity was at quiet to severe storm levels during the period. Quiet to unsettled levels occurred from 8 to 11 September, with an isolated active period on 11 September. A geomagnetic Sudden Impulse (33 nT) was observed at the Boulder magnetometer at 11/2346 UTC, indicating the arrival of the 09 September CME as anticipated. The geomagnetic field responded, pushing geomagnetic field conditions to minor storm levels. Conditions moderated for approximately 9 hours back at quiet to unsettled levels, until the second CME arrived at Earth. Total field rose to a max of 31 nT and solar wind increased to near 790 km/s by late on 12 September. A geomagnetic sudden impulse of 43 nT was observed at the Boulder magnetometer at 12/1555 UTC. Conditions then increased to minor to severe storm levels for the next 9 hours. Conditions fell to active levels early on 13 September and continued to decline to quiet levels by mid day as the Bz component remained in a northward orientation (not well connected). Quiet conditions remained through 14 September. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 15 September - 11 October 2014

Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class flares through 27 September due to returning Regions 2149 (N09, L=284) and 2151 (S08, L=253). Activity is then likely to be moderate (R1-R2/Minor-Moderate) with a chance for X-class flaring (R3-Strong or greater) through the remainder of the period due to Regions 2157 and 2158 returning to the visible disk. 

There is a chance for a greater than 10 MeV proton event from 29 September through the end of the period due to potential significant flare activity from Regions 2157 and 2158. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at normal to moderate levels from 15 to 18 September, before returning to normal levels through 25 September. Conditions should increase to normal to moderate with a chance for high levels from 26 September through 1 October in response to the recurrent coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). Conditions should fall back to normal to moderate levels from 2 - 11 October, with a chance for high levels from 7 to 9 October due to another CH HSS. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at mostly quiet levels from 15 to 24 September, with isolated unsettled levels on 16 and 17 September, due to a recurrent CH HSS combined with CME activity from 12 September. Another recurrent CH HSS is expected to return on 25 September, making unsettled to active conditions likely through 30 September. Mostly quiet conditions are expected from 1 October to 5 October. A weak positive polarity coronal hole feature is likely to bring conditions up slightly, to the quiet to unsettled levels on 6 - 7 October, before returning to mostly quiet conditions for the remainder of the period. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2014 Sep 15 0717 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2014-09-15
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2014 Sep 15     138           5          2
2014 Sep 16     135          10          3
2014 Sep 17     130           8          3
2014 Sep 18     125           5          2
2014 Sep 19     120           5          2
2014 Sep 20     120           5          2
2014 Sep 21     120           5          2
2014 Sep 22     125           5          2
2014 Sep 23     120           5          2
2014 Sep 24     115           5          2
2014 Sep 25     115          20          4
2014 Sep 26     115          15          4
2014 Sep 27     120          15          4
2014 Sep 28     120          12          3
2014 Sep 29     130          12          3
2014 Sep 30     135          10          3
2014 Oct 01     135           5          2
2014 Oct 02     140           5          2
2014 Oct 03     145           8          3
2014 Oct 04     145           8          3
2014 Oct 05     145           5          2
2014 Oct 06     150          10          3
2014 Oct 07     150          10          3
2014 Oct 08     145           5          2
2014 Oct 09     145           5          2
2014 Oct 10     140           5          2
2014 Oct 11     140           5          2
(NOAA)

Radio Exterior of Spain leaves shortwave


RTVE eliminates shortwave broadcast to save 1.2 million per year and will close the center antenna Noblejas.

The adjustment plan RTVE has claimed another victim: shortwave. The board of directors of the Corporation approved summer before removing the HF band through which Radio Exterior of Spain (REE) is issued, after more than 70 years of history, to save 1.2 million euro year, of which 700,000 euros are electricity.

 Explains Africa Sempriin in 'The Economist' this measure will mean the closure of antenna Noblejas (Toledo) and the total abolition of this means of dissemination after the broadcast center of Costa Rica should close with a consequent saving of million euros per year, so REE can only be heard through local Internet.

 The direction of RTVE has already agreed to the relocation of the 13 workers employed in the center Noblejas, so there will be no layoffs, as President of the Corporation, Leopoldo Gonzalez Echenique, promised in II Collective Agreement signed year last.

 So, it will take a technical means of radios, Technology and the CCTT to Toledo.

 Shortwave became the early twentieth century in the first global media and traditional broadcast system REE, the international channel of Spain's National Radio (RNE), which in 2012 completed its 70th anniversary.

 Thus, the elimination of this technology, which has a high cost, the programming will no longer be listening REE where there is no Internet.

 As early as 2012, and in the strength of the network, RTVE reduced transmission power shortwave in North America and Europe due to the proliferation of devices allowed to listen to the radio over the Internet.

 This time, to eliminate emissions hereby programming does not come to much of Asia, where there are connections to the North Atlantic, and parts of Africa where Spanish aid work (according to Unesco 3,000 million people lack access Internet).

 "Disappears a public-service to citizens and RTVE fails to make" reported the unions.

 With this measure, RTVE goes a step ahead of the great state media group as the BBC, Radio Canada International, Radio Netherlands and Vatican Radio.

 These public stations ended their emissions in some regions such as Europe or North America and cut its programming to the advancement of digital radio and network generalization.

 At this point, BBC ended its service on shortwave Spanish RTVE in 2011 and ends with the shortwave broadcast REE, which broadcasts in ten languages and reaches five continents.
(Grupo Argentino Listener/Arnaldo L. Slaen-ARG, DXplorer Sept 13/WWDXC Top Nx 1176)

Ampegon delivers new systems to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Ampegon delivers Shortwave Transmitters and Antenna Systems to Saudi Broadcast Corporation.

Turgi, Switzerland, Sept 12, 2014.
Saudi Broadcast Corporation (SBC), Saudi's National Broadcaster, has contracted Ampegon through undisputed Saudi market leader First Gulf Company (FGC) for the renewal of their radio transmission site in Riyadh.

Ampegon will deliver four 500 kW shortwave transmitters, four shortwave antennas HRS 4/4/0.5 and the BroadMaster broadcast control system. The new systems will replace existing analog transmitters with four tubes by modern analog/digital transmitters having single high power tube amplification and hence a much better overall efficiency.

Saudi Broadcast Corporation has selected FGC proposal with Ampegon because of the capability of FGC to handle large projects along with Ampegon's expertise and the reliability of their systems well known since decades. Ampegon had supplied several antenna and transmission systems in the past
and feels honored to once again show presence in Saudi Arabia.

The transmitters will be manufactured in Turgi, Switzerland. Factory tests together with SBC engineers are planned for autumn and shipments before end of 2014. Commissioning by an Ampegon engineer will start afterwards and the new systems are expected to be on air within summer 2015.

Engineer Saleh A. Almeghaileeth, Vice-President for Engineering Affairs at SBC, is extremely pleased to work together with Ampegon: "Ampegon offers a complete solution approach including transmitters, antennas, broadcast control systems and DRM integration. We trust on Ampegon's and FGC's experience as they had delivered shortwave transmitters in the past that still work to our full satisfaction."
(info@ampegon.com/Alokesh Gupta-IND, DX SoAsia Sept 12)

Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW: Frequency Update-International Shortwave Broadcast Guide: Summer 2014


This is the seventh update for the 2014 Summer edition of International Shortwave Broadcast Guide. The ebook from Teak Publishing, can be purchased at Amazon.com for U.S. $4.99, and is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/Book6YKNFM

All time references are UTC, frequencies in kHz (kilohertz) // indicates a parallel frequency. Broadcast are daily unless otherwise indicated.

Country/Station
Language
Hrs/freq/info

Algeria, Radio TV Algerienne
0400-0459 on  7295 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
0500-0559 on  7295 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
0500-0505 on  9535 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf French news bulletin
0505-0559 on  9535 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf Arabic Holy Quran px
0600-0605 on 11985 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf French news bulletin
0605-0659 on 11985 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf Arabic Holy Quran px
1800-1900 on 13820 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
1900-2000 on 11765 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
1900-1905 on 13820 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf French news bulletin
1905-1959 on 13820 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf Arabic Holy Quran px
2000-2100 on  9375 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
2000-2005 on 11765 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf French news bulletin
2005-2059 on 11765 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf Arabic Holy Quran px
2100-2200 on  7495 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
2100-2105 on  9375 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf French news bulletin
2105-2159 on  9375 ISS 500 kW / 162 deg to CEAf Arabic Holy Quran px
2200-2205 on  7495 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf French news bulletin
2205-2259 on  7495 ISS 500 kW / 194 deg to NWAf Arabic Holy Quran px
The times in announcement are given in UTC+1 hour

Australia
Radio Australia adjust schedules affecting Tok Pisin and Burmese programs. The former 0900-1100 Tok Pisin program
is replaced with two slots; 0730-0800 and 1000-1030. Burmese programming has changed from daily programming to Monday
to Friday only.
(Top Nx 1176/06 Sept 2014)

Clandestine
At the end of October the Democratic Voice of Burma will stop transmissions on shortwave after 21 years of broadcasting.
Current schedule
2330-0030 on 11595 DB  100 kW / 125 deg to SEAs Burmese
1430-1530 on 11560 DB  100 kW / 125 deg to SEAs Burmese

Clandestine
Radio Free Sarawak - frequency change of Radio Free Sarawak in Iban Mon-Sat from Sep.2
1100-1230 NF 15430 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs, ex 15425 June 23-August 30

Clandestine
 Frequency changes of Shiokaze Sea Breeze effective from Sep.1:
1330-1430 NF  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 5985 Japanese Mon/Wed
1330-1430 NF  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 5985 Chinese/Korean Tue
1330-1430 NF  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 5985 English Thu
1330-1430 NF  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 5985 Korean Fri
1330-1430 NF  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 5985 Korean/Japanese Sat
1330-1430 NF  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 5985 Japanese/Korean Sun
altternative: 5910/5985/6120/6135/6175

1600-1700 NF  6165 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 6090 Japanese Mon/Wed
1600-1700 NF  6165 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 6090 Chinese/Korean Tue
1600-1700 NF  6165 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 6090 English Thu
1600-1700 NF  6165 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 6090 Korean Fri
1600-1700 NF  6165 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 6090 Korean/Japanese Sat
1600-1700 NF  6165 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE, ex 6090 Japanese/Korean Sun
(DX Nx 870/09 Sept 2014)

Finland
3960.00, Radio Gramox, Hämeenkyrö (50 Watt), 0350-0410 and 1745-2205, Aug 25, 27 and 30, New station, Finnish talks and laughter, traditional and romantic Finnish songs, 1910 ID’s in English and German, best 35343, but only audible in LSB, because of DRM noise from 3965. (Petersen). Also heard at 2215-0005, Aug 23, old-style Finnish music and canned IDs. Very weak signal, SIO 142, but quite clear, parallel their web stream http://gramox.fi/. (Kenny)

Finnish R Rapu plans to start broadcasting in Russian.
Finnish commercial R Rapu submitted an application to the Ministry of Communications of Finland on access to radio frequencies intended for broadcasting to Russia, reports Helsingin Sanomat. R Rapu justifies his decision to go to the Russian-language broadcasting limited freedom of speech in Russia. According to preliminary estimates R Rapu, the launch of the Russian-language news portal will cost 500 thousand dollars. Money for the project was collected on raudfandingovom American site Kickstarter.com. Finnish scheduled news broadcast medium wave (MW) and possibly via the Internet. Transfer to MW can be heard at least in St. Petersburg. News of the website will be transmitted to the satellite. Satellite transmission could broadcast to the entire western Russia. Radio Rapu say their goal - to start broadcasting no later than early 2015. (fontanka.fi in OnAir.ru via RUS-DX No 782, Aug 24)
(DSWCI-DX Window 513 02 Sept 2014, via Anker Petersson)

France, R France International
Frequency changes of Radio France Internationale from Aug.31:
0600-0630 NF 11995 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Hausa, ex 15340 //
0600-0630 on 13750 ISS 500 kW / 170 deg to WCAf Hausa
1200-1300 NF 21690 ISS 500 kW / 185 deg to WCAf French, ex 17620 //
1200-1300 on 17620 ISS 500 kW / 200 deg to NWAf French
1200-1300 on 17660 MEY 250 kW / 342 deg to CeAf French
1200-1300 on 21580 ISS 500 kW / 155 deg to CeAf French
1500-1600 NF 15630 ISS 500 kW / 065 deg to SEAs Vietnamese, ex 17810.

Germany
Voice of Mongolia in English will be broadcast via Kall Krekel, Germany
1430-1500 on  7310 KLL 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu from September 1 till October 5
1730-1800 on  6005 KLL 100 kW / non-dir to CeEu from September 1 till October 5
1900-1930 on  3985 KLL 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu from September 1 till October 5

Iran
Frequency change of Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran IRIB from August 30
0023-0220 NF  9510 ZAH 500 kW / 289 deg to NEAf Arabic, ex 9420 to avoid ERTOpen

Upcoming frequency changes of Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran IRIB:
1753-1850 NF  7230 KAM 500 kW / 304 deg to EaEu Russian, ex 7350 // 5920
1923-2020 NF 11985 SIR 500 kW / 313 deg to WeEu English, ex 7315 //
9400,9715,11885

Russia, Voice of Russia
The radio situation in the world so far has been, that more and more international stations are closing down. In December last year the structures of the Voice of Russia and R Rossii were dissolved and very few broadcasts continued on SW on DRM under a new structure. Nearly all employees were dismissed and Russia began to dismantel its many SW transmitters. But surprisingly Russia just has reported to the HFCC (High Frequency Co-ordination Conference) that from October 01, 2014, the Voice of Russia again will be broadcasting in 14 languages on SW also in AM, and R Rossii will be reestablished. Due to the conflict with Ukraine with Russian troops supporting the Pro-Russians in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, they obviously do not think their domestic information is heard in the West. Thus they decided to reactivate their Foreign Service in full scale.
(DSWCI-DX Window 513 02 Sept 2014, via Anker Petersson)

Voice of Russia to return to shortwave from October 1, 2014.

Registered frequencies in HFCC Database:

All times UTC

0000-0100 on 17770 P.K 250 kW / 247 deg to SEAs English
0000-0200 on  6120 ARM 500 kW / 110 deg to SoAs English
0000-0200 on 12060 ARM 500 kW / 290 deg to CeAm Spanish
0000-0300 on 11965 IRK 250 kW / 224 deg to SoAs English
0000-0400 on  6100 ARM 100 kW / 104 deg to N/ME English
0000-0500 on  6195 S.P 800 kW / 268 deg to SoAm Russian <<<<< 800 kW ???
0000-0600 on  7240 MSK 500 kW / 267 deg to SoAm Portuguese
0100-0300 on 17530 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs Russian
0100-0300 on 17855 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs Russian
0200-0400 on 11990 MSK 250 kW / 117 deg to CeAs Russian
0200-0600 on 11935 IRK 100 kW / 263 deg to CeAs Russian
0200-0600 on 12010 P.K 200 kW / 061 deg to NoAm English
0200-0600 on 12070 P.K 250 kW / 067 deg to NoAm English
0300-0500 on 17530 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs English
0300-0600 on 11900 P.K 250 kW / 064 deg to NoAm English
0300-0600 on 17855 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs English
0300-0700 on 11985 ARM 100 kW / 104 deg to CeAs Russian
0600-0900 on  7350 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs English
0600-1000 on 15725 MSK 040 kW / 261 deg to WeEu English DRM
0600-1400 on  7280 IRK 100 kW / 044 deg to FERu Russian
0700-0900 on  9625 KLG 015 kW / 220 deg to WeEu German DRM
0700-1500 on 11975 ARM 100 kW / 104 deg to CeAs Russian
0800-1200 on  9870 MSK 200 kW / 190 deg to CeAs Russian
0900-1400 on  9625 KLG 015 kW / 220 deg to WeEu Russian DRM
1000-1200 on  5935 IRK 100 kW / 110 deg to EaAs English
1000-1200 on  7300 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs Chinese
1000-1200 on 12035 IRK 015 kW / 224 deg to SoAs English DRM
1000-1200 on 15270 ARM 100 kW / 104 deg to WeAs English
1000-1400 on  5900 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs Chinese
1000-1400 on  6075 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs Chinese
1000-1400 on  6045 IRK 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAs Chinese
1000-1400 on  9450 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs Chinese
1000-1400 on  9695 P.K 250 kW / 263 deg to EaAs Chinese
1000-1400 on  9865 P.K 250 kW / 263 deg to EaAs Chinese
1000-1400 on 11925 P.K 250 kW / 263 deg to EaAs Chinese
1100-1400 on  6195 S.P 200 kW / 217 deg to WeEu Russian
1100-1400 on 17830 MSK 250 kW / 100 deg to SEAs Russian
1200-1400 on  5935 IRK 100 kW / 110 deg to EaAs Japanese
1200-1400 on  7300 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs Russian
1200-1400 on  7340 P.K 250 kW / 241 deg to EaAs Japanese
1200-1400 on 15270 ARM 100 kW / 104 deg to WeAs Russian
1200-1600 on 15495 MSK 250 kW / 117 deg to CeAs Russian
1300-1400 on  7320 IRK 015 kW / 224 deg to SoAs Hindi DRM
1300-1400 on 15660 ARM 500 kW / 110 deg to SoAs Russian
1300-1600 on  6175 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to N/ME Turkish
1400-1500 on  5935 IRK 100 kW / 110 deg to EaAs English
1400-1500 on  7320 IRK 015 kW / 224 deg to SoAs Urdu DRM
1400-1500 on  7435 MSK 200 kW / 190 deg to N/ME Turkish
1400-1500 on 15660 ARM 500 kW / 110 deg to SoAs Urdu
1400-1600 on  6145 MSK 200 kW / 190 deg to CeAs Russian
1400-1700 on  6035 IRK 100 kW / 263 deg to CeAs Russian
1400-1800 on  6010 MSK 200 kW / 270 deg to NoAf English
1400-1900 on  6015 MSK 200 kW / 190 deg to CeAs Russian
1400-2200 on  9450 MSK 250 kW / 275 deg to WeEu English
1500-1700 on  5975 S.P 200 kW / 147 deg to WeAs Farsi
1500-1700 on  7435 MSK 200 kW / 190 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1500-1700 on 11635 ARM 500 kW / 290 deg to WeEu German
1500-1800 on  9560 P.K 250 kW / 247 deg to SEAs English
1500-1800 on 15660 ARM 500 kW / 110 deg to SoAs Russian
1500-1900 on  6045 MSK 250 kW / 240 deg to WeEu Russian
1500-1900 on  6140 MSK 040 kW / 261 deg to WeEu German DRM
1500-2000 on  6070 ARM 100 kW / 157 deg to N/ME Russian
1500-2200 on 12070 MSK 250 kW / 285 deg to WeEu English
1600-1700 on  6175 ARM 100 kW / 188 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-1800 on  5960 KLG 015 kW / 220 deg to WeEu Russian DRM
1600-1900 on  6110 IRK 250 kW / 240 deg to CeAs Russian
1600-1900 on 12035 MSK 040 kW / 261 deg to WeEu German DRM
1600-2100 on  6120 IRK 250 kW / 290 deg to N/ME Arabic
1600-2100 on  6195 S.P 200 kW / 217 deg to NoAf Arabic
1700-1900 on  7435 MSK 200 kW / 190 deg to N/ME Turkish
1700-1900 on  9800 MSK 250 kW / 117 deg to CeAs Russian
1700-1900 on  9820 MSK 200 kW / 270 deg to WeEu English
1700-2000 on 11635 ARM 500 kW / 290 deg to WeEu French
1700-2000 on  5975 S.P 200 kW / 147 deg to N/ME Arabic
1800-2000 on  5960 KLG 015 kW / 220 deg to WeEu French DRM
1800-2100 on  6010 MSK 200 kW / 270 deg to NoAf French
1800-2100 on  9900 IRK 015 kW / 224 deg to SoAs English DRM
1900-2100 on  9820 MSK 200 kW / 270 deg to WeEu Russian
2000-2130 on  6045 MSK 250 kW / 240 deg to WeEu Russian
2000-2200 on  9780 MSK 040 kW / 261 deg to WeEu Russian DRM
2100-2400 on 11655 KHB 100 kW / 218 deg to EaAs English
2200-2400 on  7240 MSK 500 kW / 267 deg to SoAm Spanish
2200-2400 on 12060 ARM 500 kW / 290 deg to CeAm Portuguese
2200-2400 on 17770 P.K 250 kW / 247 deg to SEAs English
2300-2400 on 11965 IRK 250 kW / 224 deg to SoAs English

Radio Rossii
0000-1500 on  7230 IAK 100 kW / 000 deg to FERu Russian
0700-1500 on 13820 MSK 250 kW / 267 deg to WeEu Russian
1900-2400 on  7230 IAK 100 kW / 000 deg to FERu Russian

United States
Updated summer A-14 schedule of WINB from August 17:
1130-1300 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sun
1300-1400 on 13570 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sun
1400-1600 on 13570 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sat/Sun
1600-1745 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sat/Sun
1715-1745 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Tue
1745-2045 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
2045-2100 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm Eng/Spa Mon-Fri
2045-2100 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sat/Sun
2100-2230 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
2230-2300 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm Spanish Mon
2230-2300 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Tue-Sun
2300-2400 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
0000-0100 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Daily
0100-0130 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sun-Fri
0130-0230 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to CeAm English Sat-Thu

United States (non)   Frequency changes of IBB effective from Sept.14:
Radio Liberty*
0300-0700 NF  6105 LAM 100 kW / 055 deg to EaEu Russian, ex 9635. And co-channel
0400-0500 on  6105 LAM 100 kW / 055 deg to EaEu Belarussian service of R.Liberty
*Voice of America*
0500-0600 on 11995 SMG 250 kW / 114 deg to WeAs Kurdish till Sept.14
0500-0600 on 15560 IRA 250 kW / 310 deg to WeAs Kurdish till Sept.14
0500-0600 on 17870 BIB 100 kW / 085 deg to WeAs Kurdish till Sept.14
1700-1800 NF  7215 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 7365
1900-1930 NF  9590 SAO 100 kW / 052 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur, ex 9600
1900-2000 on  6170 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Kurdish from Sept.15
1900-2000 on  7215 LAM 100 kW / 108 deg to WeAs Kurdish from Sept.15
1900-2000 on  9470 LAM 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Kurdish from Sept.15
1900-2100 NF  7470 PHT 250 kW / 021 deg to EaAs Korean, ex 5915, re-ex 5900
*Radio Free Asia from July 11*
2200-2300 NF 15260 TIN 250 kW / 280 deg to EaAs Cantonese Mon, ex 15120
2200-2300 NF 15270 TIN 250 kW / 280 deg to EaAs Cantonese Tue, ex 15120
2200-2300 NF 15280 TIN 250 kW / 280 deg to EaAs Cantonese Wed, ex 15120
2200-2300 NF 15290 TIN 250 kW / 280 deg to EaAs Cantonese Thu, ex 15120
2200-2300 NF 15300 TIN 250 kW / 280 deg to EaAs Cantonese Fri, ex 15120
2200-2300 NF 15380 TIN 250 kW / 280 deg to EaAs Cantonese Sat, ex 15120
2200-2300 NF 15390 TIN 250 kW / 280 deg to EaAs Cantonese Sun, ex 15120
(HCDX/Ivanov/11 Sept 2014)

United States
Updated schedule of WBCQ The Planet effective from Sept.7:
0000-0100 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Sat
0000-0100 on  5110vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English CUSB Sat
0000-0100 on  9330 BCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English CUSB Sat
0000-0300 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Mon-Sat Brother Stair till Sept.30
0000-0400 on  5110vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English CUSB Sun/Mon
0300-0400 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Daily
1400-1700 on 15420 BCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English CUSB Sat Brother Stair till Sept.27
1700-2100 on 15420 BCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English CUSB Daily
1900-2000 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Tue
2000-2100 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Mon-Fri
2100-2130 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Sun/Mon/Fri
2100-2130 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm Spanish Tue-Thu
2130-2300 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Sun-Fri
2200-2300 on  9330 BCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English CUSB Mon-Fri
2300-2400 on  5110vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English CUSB Sat/Sun
2300-2400 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Daily
5110v=5109.8
7490v=7489.9
(SWL DXing/12 Sept 2014)

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Legend
Days:
m (Monday)
t (Tuesday)
w (Wednesday)
h (Thursday)
f (Friday)
a/Sat (Saturday)
s/Sun (Sunday)
DRM: Digital Radio Mondiale
NF new frequency

Target Areas:
af Africa
as  Asia
ca Central America
eu Europe
na North America
pa Pacific
sa South America
va Various target areas
(BCDX/DX Bulgaria/DX Window/WRTH/WWDXC-Top Nx/SWL-DXing/DX Mix Nx/HCDX/playdx)

VOA Radiogram weekend schedule


Hello friends,

As we approach autumn in the northern hemisphere, shortwave propagation is changing. The 17860 and 15670 kHz transmissions may become more difficult to hear in Europe. On the other hand, last weekend, Chris in New Zealand received the 15670 kHz transmission with a 100% decode (including the Russian).

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 76, 13-14 September 2014, all MFSK32 except for surprise modes at the end of the show:

.1:35  Program preview
 2:33  "Internet slowdown" campaign, with image
10:19  Ozone layer may be recovering, with image
17:26  New VOA Russian TV program, with image
26:09  Closing announcements

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.

The Radio Free Asia Cantonese Service continues its transmissions of Olivia 32-2000 this weekend and Monday, as follows:

​UTC Dates ​1458-1500 UTC ​2258-2300 UTC
​Saturday, 13 Sept ​13635 kHz ​15380 kHz
​Sunday, 14 Sept ​13700 ​15390
​Monday, 15 Sept ​13585 ​15260

The Olivia 32-2000 is centered on 1500 Hz. Each transmission is about a minute and a half. All frequencies are via Tinian. Send reports for these transmissions to qsl@rfa.org -- include your postal address, because they send paper QSLs.

The Mighty KBC will transmit its usual minute of MFSK64 Saturday at about 1130 UTC on 6095 kHz and Sunday at about 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 7375 kHz. Both frequencies are via Germany. Reports to themightykbc@gmail.com.

Thanks for your reports to VOA Radiogram last weekend, to which I will respond this weekend.

I hope you can tune in this weekend.

Kim

Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram

voaradiogram.net

Thursday, September 11, 2014

RFA 'text via tones' transmissions



Dear friends,

RFA is working with IBB testing transmissions of 'text via tones' over the next few days during both of RFA's Cantonese broadcast. The tests are running specifically at 1458-1500 and 2258-2300 UTC. The last test broadcast will be Monday, September 15, at 2258 UTC. 

As you can see from the attached JPG, we have designed a special QSL card for these tests know many will submit reception reports and want the reception confirmed. 
Here are the frequencies where you will find the test broadcasts between now and Monday, September 15. 

1458-1500 UTC
Fri 13585
Sat 13635
Sun 13700
Mon 13585

2258-2300 UTC
Thu 15290
Fri 15300
Sat 15380
Sun 15390
Mon 15260

For information on decoding the tones, please visit http://voaradiogram.net
Hope this gives you another reason to turn on your radios. 

73.  AJ

-- 
Andrew "A.J." Janitschek
Radio Free Asia

Never Forget 9 11


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another Blast From the Past - American Medium Wave



American Medium Wave Radio on High Power

On two previous occasions here in Wavescan we have presented the story of high powered broadcasting; on longwave throughout the world, and on medium wave throughout the world except for North America.  On this occasion we present the story of high powered radio broadcasting on medium wave in the United States, Mexico and Canada under the title Another Blast from the Past American Medium wave Radio on High Power.

            As in other parts of the world, when medium wave radio broadcasting made its first tenuous attempts in the United States, the transmitter power was quite low, some times as low as 5 or 10 watts, with 500 watts considered to be in the top bracket.  The first station in the United States at 5 kW was Powell Crosleys famous WLW in Cincinnati Ohio which was inaugurated in January 1925 on 710 kHz at a new location in Harrison Ohio.

Even though WLW became quite famous in the American power race, yet it was not the first station to operate at a higher power level.  Towards the end of the year 1925, Westinghouse opened a new facility at Bound Brook for their medium wave station WJZ which was licensed at the time to Newark New Jersey. 
            This new WJZ transmitter was rated at 50 kW (on 660 kHz) and it is listed as the first station in the United States at this power level.  However, the strong signal from the new WJZ overwhelmed everything else on the air and so this higher power was in use only spasmodically for the first ten years.
            Three years after the inauguration of WJZ at a spasmodic 50 kW, the Cincinnati WLW inaugurated its 50 kW unit at a new location in Mason Ohio, somewhat north of Cincinnati itself.  This was the first medium wave station with regular operation at 50 kW in the United States, and several other stations followed in quick succession.
            The first super power station in the United States was not WLW, and not even KDKA, but rather WGY at South Schenectady in New York State. 
     
            According to Radio Broadcast magazine for October 1927, station WGY was permitted to conduct test broadcasts at 100 kW from midnight until 1:00 am under the callsign W2XAG.  These high powered test transmissions began on August 4, 1926, and a photo of the transmitter is shown on page 340 of this particular issue of Radio Broadcast magazine.  At an increased power of 200 kW, W2XAG began another series of test transmissions on March 9, 1930.
            Then came the well known KDKA at Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.  In the early part of the year 1932, the famous KDKA began experimental transmissions at 400 kW from its location at Saxonburg under the callsign W8XAR.  These experimental broadcasts were permitted on air only between 1:00 am and 6:00 am.

Nearly two years later, WLW began test transmissions from its new 500 kW transmitter under the callsign W8XO.  This massive transmitter was assembled under contract by RCA at their Camden factory in New Jersey. 
            Both GE and Westinghouse participated as sub-contractors for the Ohio project by providing basic segments for the total transmitter assembly which was made up of a 50 kW transmitter acting as the driver followed by three successive power amplifiers.  The entire transmitter was installed against the back wall of a second building at Mason Ohio, adjacent to the regular transmitter for mediumwave WLW.  The entire facility, transmitter and antenna system, cost $½ million and it was inaugurated on May 2, 1934 during a ceremony at the White House with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
            However, because of the massive power output from Mason Ohio, complaints flooded in from listeners in both Canada and the United States who complained of interference to programming from other stations on the same or nearby channels.  People living nearby to the massive transmitter complained that the programming could be heard from metal roofing, coil springs in mattresses and from other spots at the conjunction of two different metals.  In response, the power output from WLW-W8XO was reduced to just 50 kW during the hours of darkness. 
            During World War 2, the 500 kW W8XO was switched into service for occasional special broadcasts for American servicemen on duty in Europe.  The last time that W8XO was on the air with programming at full power was in 1943, though the transmitter was maintained for possible usage up into the 1960s.  Sometime afterwards, the transmitter was gutted leaving just the shell, and the antenna system was sold to an FM station in Eaton Ohio, station WCTM (WJAI-WGTZ) 92.9 MHz.     
            During the era running from the 1930s into the 1960s, somewhere around twenty medium wave stations in the United States applied to the FCC for approval to install super power transmitters and the requested power level varied from 400 kW to 750 kW.  However, none were approved and the maximum power level for medium wave in the United States (and Canada also) has remained at 50 kW. 
            The first high powered medium wave transmitters in Canada were 50 kW units that were installed for coverage of Toronto and Montreal in 1937.  The new CBL Toronto was built at nearby Hornby and it was allocated the channel 740 kHz; the new  CBF Montreal was built at nearby Contrecoeur and it was allocated the channel 910 kHz.
            Interestingly, Mexico also entered the power race back in the 1930s with a whole slew of stations in northern Mexico that were bent on capturing listeners across the border in the United States, a lucrative commercial market.  These border blasters as they were called, emitted power ranging from 50 kW, up to 100 kW and 250 kW, and even 500 kW.          
            Station XED in Reynosa was the first border blaster in Mexico at 10 kW in 1930.  This station later became XEAW.  It appears that the highest powered border blasters in Mexico have been XERA at Villa Acuna, and XEX & XEW in Mexico City, each at around 500 kW.
            The current WRTVHB lists just seven super power mediumwave stations in Mexico.  These are:-                        One station at 78 kW  XEWW                        Tijuana                                      690 kHz
                        Four at 100 kW           XEG                Monterrey                   1050
                                                            XEP                 Mexico City                 1060
                                                            XERED           Mexico City                 1110
                                                            XERF              Cuidad Acuna             1570
                        One at 150 kW            XEWA             San Luis Potosi             540
                        One at 250 kW            XEWW                        Mexico City                   900

In the United States itself, four super power stations have been constructed and taken into regular radio broadcasting service.  The first on air was WGY-W2XAG at South Schenectady in New York State with 100 kW in 1926 and 200 kW in 1930  The second superpower station was KDKA-W8XAR at Saxonburg in Pennsylvania with 400 kW on 980 kHz in 1932.  The third was WLW-W8XO in Mason Ohio with 500 kW on 700 kHz in 1934.
            The fourth American superpower station was WJZ in Bound Brook New Jersey with 500 kW on 770 kHz.  However, this WJZ super power transmitter was never activated at Bound Brook in the United States; instead it was exported to England for another purpose, and thats another story for another day here in Wavescan.  
(AWR-Wavescan/NWS 289) 

Monday, September 08, 2014

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins



Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2014 Sep 08 0624 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#

Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 01 - 07 September 2014

Solar activity was at low to moderate levels during the period. Moderate levels were first observed with an M2/Sf flare at 03/1354 UTC from Region 2152 (S15, L=206, class/area Eki/310 on 04 September). An associated coronal mass ejection (CME) was observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery at 03/1400 UTC but was determined to not contain an Earth-directed component. Moderate levels were again reached with an M1/Sf flare at 06/1709 UTC from Region 2157 (S14,L=98, class/area Ekc/540 on 06 September). The majority of the C-class flare activity during the rest of the period was primarily from Region 2152 and 2157. A 44 degree long filament, centered near 32W14, erupted between 02/1300-1600 UTC and did contain a geo effective component. WSA/ENLIL modeling of the event showed an arrival time early to midday on 06 September. 

The greater than 10 MeV proton flux at geosynchronous orbit was enhanced between 02 September and 07 September as a result of a far-sided event that occurred on 02 September, but remained below alert level thresholds throughout the period. A peak value 9.7 pfu
was reached at 06/0740 UTC. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at high levels on 01-05 September, moderate levels on 06 September, and returned to normal background levels. A peak value of 6,110 pfu was reached at 02/1620 UTC. 

The geomagnetic field was at quiet to unsettled levels during the period. Quiet to unsettled levels occurred from 01-04 September as a result of coronal high-speed stream influence that ranged between approximately 400-450 km/s. Quiet conditions returned on 05 September. Solar wind conditions were once again enhanced on 06 September due to a solar sector boundary crossing that was observed at 06/0434 UTC. Total field measurements increased from 5 nT to 11 nT while the Bz component went briefly south to -9 nT. The total field became further enhanced to 12 nT and the Bz component deflected southward to -7 nT for approximately nine hours after midday on 06 September as the 02 September CME began to influence the Earth's magnetic field. A sudden impulse of 63 nT was observed at the College magnetometer at 06/1525 UTC. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet to unsettled conditions for the remainder of the period. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 08 September - 04 October 2014

Solar activity is likely to be moderate (R1-R2/Minor-Moderate) with a chance for X-class flaring (R3-Strong or greater) until 16 Sep when Regions 2157 and 2158 (N16, L=88, class/area Dkc/380 on 07 September) depart the visible disk. For the rest of the period, Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class flares due to the return of old Regions 2146 (N07, L=344), 2149 (N09, L=284), and 2151 (S08, L=253) 

There is a chance for a greater than 10 MeV proton event from 08-17 Sep due to potential significant flare activity from Regions 2157 and 2158. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at high levels between 11-14 September and again on 27 September through 04 October due to coronal hole high-speed stream effects. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach quiet to unsettled levels on 08, 10-11, 13, and 28-30 September while unsettled to active levels are expected from 25-27 September due to recurrent coronal hole high-speed stream effects. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2014 Sep 08 0624 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2014-09-08
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2014 Sep 08     140          10          3
2014 Sep 09     145           5          2
2014 Sep 10     150           8          3
2014 Sep 11     150           8          3
2014 Sep 12     150           5          2
2014 Sep 13     150           8          3
2014 Sep 14     150           5          2
2014 Sep 15     155           5          2
2014 Sep 16     140           5          2
2014 Sep 17     145           5          2
2014 Sep 18     140           5          2
2014 Sep 19     145           5          2
2014 Sep 20     145           5          2
2014 Sep 21     150           5          2
2014 Sep 22     145           5          2
2014 Sep 23     135           5          2
2014 Sep 24     130           5          2
2014 Sep 25     130          18          4
2014 Sep 26     125          15          4
2014 Sep 27     125          15          4
2014 Sep 28     130          12          3
2014 Sep 29     145          12          3
2014 Sep 30     145          10          3
2014 Oct 01     150           5          2
2014 Oct 02     145           5          2
2014 Oct 03     140           5          2
2014 Oct 04     135           5          2
(NOAA)