Monday, August 31, 2015

Report on Voice of Abkhazia

Georgia (Abkhazia)

Broadcast radio station "Voice of Abkhazia" is disabled because of financial debts. Because of a small debt for the use of the transmission tower broadcasts off the radio "Voice of Abkhazia". Guide
channel assumes that this has been done to address the vertical of power.In this regard, the board, "the Voice of Abkhazia" spreads a specialstatement.

"August 19 Georgian government took another step towards the destruction of democratic values ?? - disabled broadcast" Voice of Abkhazia. "The last few hours of radio could not broadcast, in this situation the company is harmed and problems arise in employment on the radio people. Therefore, we
board members, become forced to turn to the Georgian authorities with a statement", - the statement reads.

It stresses that "The Voice of Abkhazia" for several years successfully broadcasts, however, due to the unstable advertising market has recently decreased revenues, respectively, the organization has had some financial difficulties.

Radio Company notes that a large part of the debt has already been paid, leaving only 30% of that "Voice of Abkhazia" covers on schedule.

"However, this morning we witnessed a "surprise" - because of the small debt tower cut off broadcasts "The Voice of Abkhazia". It is applied to a direct attack on freedom of expression and speech! We believe that we have carried out a targeted pressure. We call immediately restore the broadcast and provide us the period to cover the debt! We hope that you consider our problem and take appropriate action," - said in a statement the board "The Voice of Abkhazia".
(apsny.ge; via RUSdx Aug 23)
(BCDX-WWDXC/Top Nx 1220/31 Aug)

Telediffusion d'Algerie to upgrade their transmitters

Ampegon transmitters
Algerian broadcaster Telediffusion d'Algerie has enlisted Switzerland-based company Ampegon to install shortwave transmission systems at two sites in Bechar and Ouargla. These new transmitters will enable TDA to broadcast shortwave without utilizing third-party vendors, says the company.

Ampegon will develop turnkey solutions at both sites including two 300 kW shortwave transmitters, two shortwave antenna systems and civil works. The project is estimated to be completed at the end of 2016.

Ampegon, in cooperation with Transradio, previously installed a 1.5 MW longwave transmission system in Algeria near Tipaza, and is presently modernizing two medium-wave transmitter stations in Bechar and Oulet Fayed.
- See more at:http://www.radioworld.com/article/t%C3%A9l%C3%A9diffusion-
d%E2%80%99alg%C3%A9rie-opts-for-ampegon-/276944#sthash.aNek4HVu.dpuf
(via Jose Miguel Romero-ESP, bclnews.it Aug 27)

WHRI plans frequency update



Effective: 06 September 2015

All times UTC

WHRI Angel 1 
0445-0500 9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat EGN, ex 11635
0500-0600 9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat-Thu, ex 11635
0500-0515 9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu French  Fri, ex 11635
0515-0600 9825 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Fri, ex 11635
EGN=Eternal Good News
(DX Mix Nx 925/31 Aug)

China Radio International plans transmitter maintenance

Tai Hoa Hall in Beijing, China
Due to maintenance of the transmitters in Jinhua, China Radio International will suspend 
the following schedules from September 6 - October 16, 2015. 

All times UTC

0000-0057 on 11780 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Chinese
0100-0157 on 15160 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Chinese
0200-0257 on 15160 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Chinese
0300-0357 on 15160 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Chinese
0300-0357 on 17710 JIN 500 kW / 310 deg to EaEu Russian
0400-0457 on 15160 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Cantonese
0500-0557 on 15170 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Cantonese
0600-0657 on 15170 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Chinese
0700-0757 on 11640 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Cantonese
0800-0857 on 11640 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Chinese
0900-0957 on  7430 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Chinese
0900-0957 on 13790 JIN 500 kW / 150 deg to AUS  English
1000-1057 on  7325 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Japanese
1000-1057 on 13790 JIN 500 kW / 150 deg to AUS  English
1100-1157 on  7325 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Japanese
1130-1157 on  7410 JIN 500 kW / 172 deg to SEAs Filipino
1200-1257 on  7325 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Japanese
1300-1357 on  7215 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Japanese
1400-1457 on  7410 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Japanese
1400-1457 on 11900 JIN 500 kW / 258 deg to SoAs Sinhalese
1500-1557 on  7220 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Japanese
1500-1557 on  9785 JIN 500 kW / 280 deg to SoAs English
1600-1657 on 11900 JIN 500 kW / 255 deg to SoAf English
1700-1757 on 11900 JIN 500 kW / 255 deg to SoAf English
1800-1857 on  7435 JIN 500 kW / 314 deg to SEEu Italian
1830-1857 on  9695 JIN 500 kW / 310 deg to SEEu Bulgarian will be on air!
1900-1957 on 11750 JIN 500 kW / 320 deg to SoEu Portuguese
2030-2057 on  7390 JIN 500 kW / 314 deg to CeEu Hungarian
2200-2257 on  7430 JIN 500 kW / 255 deg to SoAf Chinese
2200-2257 on 13640 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Japanese
2300-2357 on 13640 JIN 500 kW / 059 deg to EaAs Japanese
2300-2357 on 15100 JIN 500 kW / 165 deg to SEAs Cantonese will be on air!
(DX Mix NX 925/31 Aug)

Clandestine summer schedule updates


All times UTC

Radio Republica
0000-0200 on  9490 ISS 150 kW / 285 deg to Cuba Spanish, ex 0000-0300

Radio Payem e-Doost
0230-0315 on  7460 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi
1800-1845 on  7480 KCH 500 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Farsi

Radio Miraya
0300-0600 on 11560 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf English/Arabic


Denge Kurdistan
0300-0500 on 11600 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0500-1415 on 11600 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1415-1700 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1700-1900 on 11600 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish

Radio Tamazuj
0400-0430 on  7315 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
0400-0430 on 11645 SMG 250 kW / 146 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
0400-0430 on 13800 ISS 250 kW / 138 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
1500-1530 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
1500-1530 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
1500-1530 on 17600 ISS 250 kW / 138 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic

Radio Dabanga
0430-0600 on 11645 SMG 250 kW / 146 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
0430-0530 on 13800 MDC 250 kW / 335 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
0530-0600 on 13800 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
1530-1600 on 15150 MDC 250 kW / 340 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
1530-1600 on 15550 SMG 250 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
1600-1630 on 15150 SMG 200 kW / 146 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic
1600-1630 on 15550 SMG 200 kW / 150 deg to EaAf Sudanese Arabic

Radio Dandal Kura
0500-0700 on  7415 ASC 250 kW / 055 deg to WeAf Kanuri
0700-0800 on 15480 WOF 300 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri
1800-2100 on 11830 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri

Radio Free Sarawak
1030-1200 on 15425 PUG 250 kW / 280 deg to SEAs Iban Mon-Fri

Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope
1130-1200 on 11570 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong
2230-2300 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Hmong

Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok
1130-1200 on 17860 DB  200 kW / 125 deg to SEAs Khmer Thu/Sun

Radio ERGO
1200-1300 on 17845 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Somali

Voice of Tibet
1200-1215 on 15542 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1215-1230 on 15548 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese

1230-1245 on 15552 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1245-1300 on 15562 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

1300-1315 on 15548 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1300-1315 on 15563 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

1315-1330 on 15543 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1315-1330 on 15567 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

1330-1345 on 15537 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1330-1345 on 15568 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

1345-1400 on 15537 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1345-1400 on 15562 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan

1400-1415 on 15543 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1400-1415 on 15525 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan Tue/Thu/Sat
1400-1415 on 15565 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan Mo/We/Fr/Su

1415-1430 on 15548 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1415-1430 on 15530 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan Tue/Thu/Sat
1415-1430 on 15560 MDC 250 kW / 045 deg to CeAs Tibetan Mo/We/Fr/Su

2300-2315 on  7592 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
2315-2330 on  7598 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
All frequencies are jammed by China on xxxx0 / xxxx5
Changes between frequencies vary from 5 to 7 minutes

Que Me
1200-1230 on  9930 HBN 100 kW / 318 deg to EaAs Vietnamese Fri

Radio Free North Korea
1230-1330 on 15640 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean

Nippon no Kaze via T8WH

Nippon no Kaze
1300-1330 on  9950 TSH 100 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Korean
1500-1530 on  9975 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Korean
1530-1600 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Korean

Voice of Wilderness (BVB)
1300-1400 on 11860 PUG 125 kW / 010 deg to NEAs Korean
1400-1430 on 11860 PUG 125 kW / 010 deg to NEAs Korean Sun
1900-2000 on  7375 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean
2000-2030 on  7375 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean Sat

Radio Free Chosun
1300-1500 on 11570 TAC 100 kW / 070 deg to NEAs Korean

Furusato no Kaze
1330-1400 on  9950 TSH 100 kW / 002 deg to NEAs Japanese
1430-1500 on  9960 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Japanese
1600-1630 on  9960 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs Japanese

Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1330-1400 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Mon
1330-1400 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Chinese Tue
1330-1400 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Wed
1330-1400 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1330-1400 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1330-1400 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sat
1330-1400 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sun
1400-1430 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Mon
1400-1430 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Tue
1400-1430 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Wed
1400-1430 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1400-1430 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1400-1430 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sat
1400-1430 on  6020 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sun
1600-1630 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Mon
1600-1630 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Chinese Tue
1600-1630 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Wed
1600-1630 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1600-1630 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1600-1630 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sat
1600-1630 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sun
1630-1700 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Mon
1630-1700 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Tue
1630-1700 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Wed
1630-1700 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs English Thu
1630-1700 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Fri
1630-1700 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Sat
1630-1700 on  5985 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Korean Sun

North Korea Reform Radio
1430-1530 on 11550 PUG 125 kW / 010 deg to NEAs Korean

Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti, Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches of Europe
1500-1530 on 15515 TIG 150 kW / 165 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat

Radio Abisinia
1600-1800 on 15470 TIG 150 kW / 165 deg to EaAf Amharic Sat


Radio Xoriyo
1600-1630 on 17630 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Tue/Sat
1600-1630 on 17870 ISS 500 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Somali Mon/Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

Oromo Voice Radio, Raadiyoo Sagalee Oromoo
1600-1615 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Mon
1615-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf English Mon
1600-1630 on 17850 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Wed/Sat
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow
1600-1630 on  7575 TAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri till Sept.18
1600-1630 on 15630 SCB 050 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri till Sept.18
1700-1730 on  7575 TAC 100 kW / 236 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri from Sept.21
1700-1730 on  9990 SCB 050 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri from Sept.21
or alt.freq. 11590 SCB 050 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri from Sept.21

Voice of Martyrs
1600-1730 on  7505 TAC 100 kW / 070 deg to NEAs Korean

Dimtse Radio Erena
1700-1730 on 11855 SOF 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afar/Oromo

Voice of Khaatumo, Codka Khaatumo
1700-1730 on 17580 ISS 250 kW / 120 deg to EaAf Somali Mon-Fri, ex Tue-Thu

Voice of Oromo Liberation
1700-1730 on 17630 NAU 250 kW / 135 deg to EaAf Oromo Wed
1730-1800 on 17630 NAU 100 kW / 135 deg to EaAf Amharic Wed
1700-1800 on 17630 ISS 100 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Amharic Sun
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

Radio Assenna
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Mon/Thu/Sat

Eritrean Forum, EYSC Medrek
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Tigrinya Tue/Fri/Sun
1700-1800 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic Wed
1800-1900 on 15245 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Arabic Sat

Radio Inyabutatu
1800-1900 on 17605 ISS 100 kW / 144 deg to SoAf K'rwanda Sat

Radio Biafra
1800-2000 on 15560 ISS or unknown  site to WeAf English

Lutheran World Federation,Voice of Gospel(Sawtu Linjilia)
1830-1900 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf Fulfulde

Stream of Praise Music Ministries
2100-2130 on  7530 TSH 100 kW / 250 deg to EaAs Cantonese/Chinese

CMN Cambodia Media Network Radio
2300-2330 on  7510 DB  200 kW / 125 deg to SEAs Khmer Sun/Tue/Thu

Inactive at present transmissions:
Radio Dialogue FM, no signal from May 21
1600-1657 on 12115 MDC 250 kW / 265 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele
Radio Imara, Radio Impala, no signal from May 18
1802-1857 on 17540 MDC 250 kW / 310 deg to SoAf K'rwanda/En/Fr Mon/Wed/Fri
Sagalee Radio Risala-ti, Radio Risala International, no signal from May 22
1830-1900 on 21620 ISS 250 kW / 130 deg to EaAf Oromo Fri
(DX Mix Nx 925/31 Aug)

September Specials from DX Stamp Service

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If you need a current stamp list or supply list, I can mail(!!) or email it to you.
 
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Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletin


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2015 Aug 31 0458 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 24 - 30 August 2015

Solar activity ranged from low to high levels. Low levels were observed on 25-26 and 29 Aug, moderate (R1-minor) levels on 27-28 and 30 Aug while high (R2-moderate) levels occurred on 24 Aug. The vast majority of activity was observed from Region 2403 (S15, L=193, class/area Fkc/1190 on 25 Aug). In total, this region produced a  total of 58 C-class and six M-class flares. Region 2405 (S19, L=089, class/area Cro/020 on 29 Aug) produced a total of four weak C-class flares. 

The period began at high levels as Region 2403 produced an impulsive M5/1b flare at 24/0733 UTC. Later on the 24th, the region produced an M1 flare at 24/1746 UTC. On 27-28 Aug, Region 2403 produced a total of three M-class flares; an M2/1n at 27/0544 UTC, an M2/1f at 28/1316 UTC and an M2/1n at 28/1903 UTC. The period ended when Region 2403 produced a long duration M1 flare at 30/0330 UTC. During the period, no Earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs) were detected. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at high levels on 24-25 and 29 Aug and moderate levels on 26-28 and 30 Aug. The peak flux observed during the summary period was 1,840 pfu at 25/1700 UTC. 

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to major storm levels. Quiet to unsettled levels were observed on 24-25 Aug due to waning effects from a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). Solar wind parameters reflected a nominal wind environment with speeds decreasing from about 500 km/s to near 350 km/s by late on 25 Aug. Early on 26 Aug, geomagnetic field conditions increased to unsettled to minor storm (G1-minor) levels due to transient effects from the 22 Aug CME. Geomagnetic activity further increased on 27 Aug to active to major storm (G2-moderate) levels and persisted at these levels through 28 Aug. During this time frame, wind speeds were unimpressive averaging about 350 km/s but the total interplanetary magnetic field (Bt) peaked at 14 nT coupled with steady southward Bz to -12 nT. 

Activity levels remained elevated on 29 Aug at quiet to minor storm levels due to effects from a co-rotating interaction region in advance of an equatorial, negative polarity CH HSS. Wind speeds approached 510 km/s with peak Bt values of 17 nT and peak southward Bz briefly reached -15 nT. 30 Aug saw quiet geomagnetic field conditions with solar wind parameters indicating a return to more nominal levels. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 31 August - 26 September 2015

Solar activity is expected to be at very low to low levels from 31 Aug - 10 Sep and again from 25-26 Sep. From 11-24 Sep, activity levels are expected to increase to low to moderate (R1-minor) due to 
the return of old Region 2403 (S15, L=193). 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit barring any significant flare activity from returning region 2403 during 11-24 Sep. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at normal to moderate levels on 31 Aug - 02 Sep, 07-12 Sep, 19 Sep and 22-25 Sep. High flux levels are expected on 03-06 Sep, 13-18 Sep, 20-21 Sep and 26 Sep. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at minor storm (G1-minor) levels on 01-02 Sep and 19 Sep due to positive polarity CH HSS effects. Unsettled to active levels are expected on 03-04 Sep, 12-16 Sep, 18 Sep, 20 Sep and 24-25 Sep due to positive polarity CH HSS effects. Mostly quiet levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2015 Aug 31 0459 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 2015-08-31
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2015 Aug 31      90           8          3
2015 Sep 01      90          20          5
2015 Sep 02      85          22          5
2015 Sep 03      85          15          4
2015 Sep 04      85          10          3
2015 Sep 05      85           8          3
2015 Sep 06      85           8          3
2015 Sep 07      85           5          2
2015 Sep 08      85           5          2
2015 Sep 09      85           5          2
2015 Sep 10      85           5          2
2015 Sep 11      95           5          2
2015 Sep 12     105          12          3
2015 Sep 13     115          15          4
2015 Sep 14     115          10          3
2015 Sep 15     115           8          3
2015 Sep 16     115          10          3
2015 Sep 17     115           5          2
2015 Sep 18     115           8          3
2015 Sep 19     115          20          5
2015 Sep 20     115          10          3
2015 Sep 21     115           5          2
2015 Sep 22     115           5          2
2015 Sep 23     110           5          2
2015 Sep 24     105          15          4
2015 Sep 25     100          10          3
2015 Sep 26      90           5          2
(NOAA)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two Important Publications from Teak Publishing




New Summer 2015 International Shortwave Broadcast Guide
            Shortwave radio is your window to the world, states the well known radio writer Gayle Van Horn.  Throughout the world, shortwave remains the most readily available and affordable means of communication and information.  It lets you listen to voices from around the world.  You'll also learn about the lives and concerns of people from all walks of life, from soldiers, to farmers, to retired scholars.  Shortwave radio provides nearly instantaneous coverage of news and events from all across our globe.
            Shortwave listening, or SWLing, is the hobby of listening to shortwave radio broadcasts located on frequencies between 1700 kHz and 30 MHz, also known as HF or the High Frequency bands.  You can easily listen to shortwave broadcast stations from countries all around the world; all you need is a shortwave receiver.  When and what to listen for is covered comprehensively in the pages of a new edition of the International Shortwave Broadcast Guide.
            The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Summer 2015 edition), by Amazon bestselling author Gayle Van Horn, W4GVH, is an important information resource you need to tap into the worldwide shortwave broadcast radio spectrum.  It is a 24-hour station/frequency guide to almost all of the known stations currently broadcasting on shortwave radio at the time of publication.
            We might add that this unique shortwave resource offers an hour by hour schedule that includes all language services, frequencies and world target areas for each broadcast station.  In addition, there are new chapters that cover basic shortwave radio listening and Whos Who in the Shortwave Radio Spectrum.   Also extensive work has been done to improve the readability of this edition on the various Kindle platforms.
            The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Summer 2015 edition) is now available for purchase worldwide from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X8BIF0K.  The price for this latest edition is still the amazingly low US $4.99.   This book is being released internationally from all Amazon websites.
            This new e-publication edition is an expanded version of the English shortwave broadcast guide formerly printed in the pages of Monitoring Times magazine for over 20 years. This one of a kind e-book is now being published twice a year to correspond with station seasonal time and frequency changes.  Frequency updates between editions are posted on the Shortwave Central blog at: http://mt- shortwave.blogspot.com/.

            The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide will have wide appeal to a large array of shortwave radio hobbyists, amateur radio operators, educators, foreign language students, news agencies, news buffs and many more who are interested in listening to a global view regarding news and events as they happen.



QSLing the World - A How-to Guide
Another book written by Gayle Van Horn that is available electronically tells the story QSLing the World.  Gayle was previously a Monitoring Times columnist and the shortwave frequency manager for the magazine.  Her book is a comprehensive resource and reference ebook for any radio hobbyist who is interested in acquiring a verification of reception from almost any type of radio station, whether it is broadcast, utility, amateur, satellite, or clandestine.
            While some radio hobbyists are program listeners who listen simply for program content, there is a large segment of listeners in the hobby who like to collect written proof that they have indeed monitored the stations they have received or talked to.  They do this by sending a report of reception in the hope that the station staff will return a card or letter, a QSL, verifying the radio reception.   Along with QSLs, some radio hobbyists also collect station memorabilia that may include such items as frisbees, bumper stickers, pennants, decals, T-shirts, or anything associated with the station logo, slogan or call sign.
            This new 140 plus page eBook, QSLing the World, draws from Gayle's 30 plus years of experience in the radio hobby. This includes best general practices in logging, reporting, and mailing a station reception report.  Gayle also addresses an often-neglected question: What do you do with your QSL cards and letters after they start to accumulate?
            This second edition of QSLing the World is now in Kindle eBook format; it is the most comprehensive compilation of trends and tips on the art of QSLing ever published for the radio listening hobbyist.  It is an important reference guide in any radio shack for those who want to QSL the stations they are hearing on their radios.
 (AWR-Wavescan/333)

Weekend VOA Radiogram Schedule



Hello friends,

This weekend’s VOA Radiogram will include an experiment suggested by Mark Hirst in the UK.  Mark notices that interference to MFSK images comes from RF noise that is concentrated in the lower audio frequencies. He wants to know if images might be clearer if they are transmitted at a higher audio frequency.

Because of a few extra minutes in this weekend’s program, the third image will be transmitted a second time, at a center frequency of 2000 Hz.   

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 126, 29-30 August 2015, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

1:30  Program preview
2:45  Strife reduces pollution in parts of Middle East*
9:03  Diminished marine biodiversity*
16:10  Plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean*
24:18  MFSK32 at 2000 Hz: Same image*
26:37  MFSK32 at 1500 Hz: Closing announcements*
28:23  Olivia 64-2000: Transmission schedule

* with image

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 17870 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.

The Mighty KBC will transmit a minute of MFSK64 Sunday at 0230 UTC (Saturday 10:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. Reports for the KBC transmission to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com .

Thanks for the many reception reports for last weekend’s program.  I’m now about five weeks behind in responding, but I will respond!

Kim

Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram

Channel 292 relay schedule

SCHEDULED CHANNEL 292 RELAYS ALL TIMES IN UTC

SATURDAY 29/08: 
16:00 Hobart Radio International 

Sunday August 30  
08:00 SuperClan Radio
09:00 DARC (Via Moosbrunn, Austria)

Monday August 31 
15:00 DARC
18:00 DARC



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FRS Holland set for Sunday broadcast


FRS-Holland will hit the airwaves on Sunday August 30th. That's almost exactly 35 years following the official start of the station back in 1980. Programmes will start at 17:52 UTC/ 19:52 CEST and will last till 23:05 UTC/ 01:05 CEST. Frequencies are most likely: 7700 (7685) //9300 (9335) kHz

For streaming (at the same time as the SW output!) please check: [http://nednl.net:8000/frsh.m3u] and  [http://laut.fm/jukebox]. For mobile devices there is a 24 kbps mono stream: [http://nednl.net:8000/frsh24.m3u].
Streaming will be repeated
on Saturday September 5th via  [http://laut.fm/jukebox]  from16:52-22:05 UTC/ 18:52-00:05 CEST time. And on Sunday September 6th from 15:52 UTC/ 17:52 CEST till 21:05 UTC/ 23:05 CEST via [http://nednl.net:8000/frsh.m3u].
The upcoming broadcast will include five 60 minute thematic musical shows, take a look at the schedule below...

Understandably reception reports and letters with comments and criticism are much appreciated and will be verified with one of our QSL cards from our current series FRS through the Years. This implies you can make your very own choice out of the eight QSLs this series consists of. The only condition is you send us the number of the QSL you'd like to receive. Curious about the previously published QSLs from this series? Take a look at our Image Gallery > QSL Gallery > QSL Series.  E-mails please to frs@frsholland.nl  and for a hard copy use our Herten maildrop: P.O.Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten, the Netherlands.
 FRS-HOLLAND Programme-Schedule for SundayAugust 30th 2015
UTC Time
Programme
17:52
Station-opening: ID's & Theme tune
18:02
Theme tunes from the 60s to 80s (deejays/ stations) Special-   Paul Graham kicks off with great   memories to the songs which reminded milliosn of listeners to their favoutite   jocks and/or stations.
19:00
German Show: banned songs- Jan van Dijk. He’s focusing on songs which were banned from the   radio in past decades.
20.00
Made in Holland presents a Special- Peter Verbruggen with music from Dutch artists/ bands from the 1970-1980   era. Part of the show will be extracts from landbased SW pirates.
21:00
Dave Scott's Radiowaves: this time Davewill feature on forgotten tracks from the 1980s era.
22:00
FRS Golden ShowRoger Davis. This time a psychedelic trip   through the 1960s special of the FRS  Golden Show. Familiar but also rare 1967 s stuff. Most   likely also an Offshore Radio item will be included.
23:00-23:05
Close down

 (FRS)

Add AWR to your QSL Collection



Several QSL cards are available for Adventist World Radio. Send your AWR and KSDA reception reports for Wavescan to the  AWR address in Indianapolis; and also to the station your radio is tuned to: WRMI, WWCR, KVOH, or to the AWR relay stations that carry Wavescan.  Remember too, you can send a reception report to the DX reporters when their segment is on the air here in Wavescan: Japan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Australia & India.  

They also will verify with their own colorful QSL card.  Return postage and an address label are always  appreciated.

            Wavescan address
              Box 29235
              Indianapolis
              Indiana 46229 USA
              Wavescan @ AWR.org
              Jeff White, shortwave WRMI