Friday, November 26, 2021

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, November 28-December 4

 


From the Isle of Music, November 28-December 4: 

Part 1 of 2 parts: This week, our guest Ricardo Oropesa discusses his new book "Miguelito Valdés. La voz del tambor", and we listen to some of "Mr. Babalú's" recordings. 

For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100kW, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK) 

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 (new winter schedules) UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US). 

For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1300-1400 UTC (NEW FOR B21) on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, November 28-December 4: 
Episode 245 is an international potpourri. 
The transmissions take place: 

Sunday 2300-0000 New winter schedules (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe 

Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. 

Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward. 

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
5713 N. St. Louis Av
Chicago IL 60659-4486
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
phone: 773.267.6548
website: www.tilfordproductions.com

Encore-classical music program schedules

 


Dear Listener,

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 
11:00 - 12:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz

Repeated:
23:00 - 00:00 UTC Saturday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 7780 & 5850 kHz WRMI to Europe US and Canada
17:00 – 18:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
22:00 - 23:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
03:00 - 04:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
23:00 – 24:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada - Seasonal time change
20:00 – 21:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe

Some additions to the website:
The Encore website is www.tumbril.co.uk where you will find:
Up to date transmission times and frequencies
The playlists for the most recent programs
An email link

Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.

You can help keep Encore on the air:
Encore is a one-man operation. WRMI and Channel 292 are very generous with their air-time but Encore still costs around 200 Dollars/Euros a month to broadcast.

This week's Program - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - starts with some ballet music from Poulenc, some incidental music from Fauré, and a modern hymn to the Titanic by Gavin Bryars.
After that - the theme from Paul Hindemith's The Four Temperaments, some more Gavin Bryars, and a sonata for recorder and basso continuo composed by eighteenth-century Neapolitan Francesco Mancini.
The last section of the program has two modern pieces by contemporary acoustic ensembles and finishes with part of Schubert's String Quartet No. 13.

Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search. A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is: http://kiwisdr.com/public/  Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.
 
Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril http://www.tumbril.co.uk
GMØTLY

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedules

 

Hello friends,

Happy Thanksgiving to listeners in the United States. No Thanksgiving is complete without tuning in and decoding Shortwave Radiogram. You can do this Friday at 0030-0100 UTC (Thursday 1930 EST, 1830 CST, 1730 MST, 1630 PST) on 9265 kHz from WINB Pennsylvania. Unattended reception and decoding are possible while eating Thanksgiving dinner, walking it off, sleeping it off, or watching football. 

Slow scan television (SSTV) is similar to the MFSK images we transmit on Shortwave Radiogram. Many Shortwave Radiogram listeners enjoy receiving and decoding SSTV images from the International Space Station. More such transmissions are scheduled for December 1 at 1210 to 1910 UTC, and December 2 1140-1720 UTC. The frequency is 145.8 MHz in the two-meter amateur radio band, narrow FM mode. Decode the PD120 SSTV using MMSSTV or similar software. (MultiPSK decodes SSTV.) 

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 231) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC), Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1330 UTC), and 2010DFS in Shimane Prefecture, Japan (Sunday 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. The analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 232, 26-28 November 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:41  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:47  Startup Astra reaches orbit for the first time*
 7:29  MFSK64: Could circular economy transform the world?*
11:20  This week's images*
28:34  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304
Shortwave Radiogram Gateway Wiki https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Shortwave_Radiogram_Gateway 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Saturday  0330-0400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz  7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz  WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 text and image near the end of the broadcast.  It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also, look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/    @ThisIsAMusicSho  https://thisisamusicshow.com

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1230 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check-in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram, and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Thursdays 0000 UTC (Wednesdays 7 pm EST) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2021 Nov 22 0233 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 15 - 21 November 2021

Solar activity was at very low levels with only B-class activity observed. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in LASCO coronagraph imagery. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels on 15 Nov due to CH HSS influences. Normal to moderate levels were observed on 16-21 Nov. 

Geomagnetic field activity reached active levels on 15-17 Nov due to CH HSS influences. Quiet to unsettled levels were observed on 18-21 Nov. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 22 November - 18 December 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at low levels on 30 Nov - 14 Dec due to the expected return of Regions 2894 (S27, L=85, class/area Dao/130 on 12 Nov) and 2895 (N24, L=73, class/area Dso/130 on 10 Nov). Very low levels are expected on 22-29 Nov, and 15-18 Dec. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 10-12 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS influences. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach unsettled to active levels on 27 Nov and 12-14 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS influences. Quiet to unsettled levels are expected for the rest of the outlook period. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2021 Nov 22 0234 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2021-11-22
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Nov 22      78          10          3
2021 Nov 23      78           5          2
2021 Nov 24      80           5          2
2021 Nov 25      82           5          2
2021 Nov 26      82           5          2
2021 Nov 27      82          10          3
2021 Nov 28      82           8          3
2021 Nov 29      82           5          2
2021 Nov 30      85           5          2
2021 Dec 01      85           5          2
2021 Dec 02      85           5          2
2021 Dec 03      85           5          2
2021 Dec 04      82           5          2
2021 Dec 05      82           5          2
2021 Dec 06      82           5          2
2021 Dec 07      82           5          2
2021 Dec 08      82           5          2
2021 Dec 09      85           5          2
2021 Dec 10      85           5          2
2021 Dec 11      85           5          2
2021 Dec 12      82           8          3
2021 Dec 13      80          12          3
2021 Dec 14      78          10          3
2021 Dec 15      78           5          2
2021 Dec 16      78           5          2
2021 Dec 17      78           8          3
2021 Dec 18      78          10          3
(NOAA)

Friday, November 19, 2021

Weekend schedules from Shortwave Radiogram

 


Hello friends

One more reminder that WRMI (on its frequencies used for Shortwave Radiogram) has, since the North American time changed, stayed with UTC for its program schedule. So, for most of Europe and North America, Shortwave Radiogram is one hour earlier by local time. WINB, on the other hand, stays with US Eastern Time for its schedule, so Shortwave Radiogram is at the same time by local time, but one hour later by UTC. The exception is the WINB DRM frequency of 15750 kHz, where the schedule stays with UTC. The updated Shortwave Radiogram schedule is below. It's a good idea to keep at least one clock (or watch) in your house set to UTC, preferably with a 24-hour readout.

For this weekend, and probably next weekend, we still have autumn foliage to provide many colorful photos for our image transmissions. There will be ten MFSK64 images this weekend, two connected to the news stories. As winter approaches, we will have to be more creative in finding suitable images.  

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 230, Friday 1300 UTC) is provided by Scott in Ontario. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. The analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 231, 19-21 November 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:44  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:49  Stratospheric balloons listen in on-ground activity*
 7:42  MFSK64: Fifty years since Mariner 9 Mars mission*
14:20  This week's images*
28:23  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with an image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time      Frequency Transmitter
Saturday  0330-0400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz 7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com. See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and at: https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 text and image near the end of the broadcast.  It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also, look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicShow/  @ThisIsAMusicSho  https://thisisamusicshow.com

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1230 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check-in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram, and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Thursdays 0000 UTC (Wednesdays 7 pm EST) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom 

New edition of DXtreme Station Log 15 released

 


Product Announcement
DXtreme Station Log 15

DXtreme Software™ has released a new version of its popular logging program for Amateur Radio operators: DXtreme Station Log 15™.

This new edition will have a wide appeal for shortwave, mediumwave, and amateur radio operators.

New Features

▪ New in DX Spot Checker — The new List Commands box contains an unlimited supply of user-defined commands, which can be sent to the cluster server immediately. Station Log 15 ships with list commands that query the cluster server for recent FT8 Fox/Hound activity.

▪ New in JT Log Entry Processing — Station Log 15 continues to manage the pre-population of log files for both WSJT-X and JTDX, and now logs new contacts from those log files instead of from all.txt files. This feature increases reliability because the log files are ADIF-standard and the all.txt files are proprietary, subject to possible format changes. This feature also provides users with more time after the QSO ends to log each contact. JT Log Entry Processing lets users keep their eyes glued to WSJT-X or JTDX interfaces for worked-before status indications, important when using modes like FT8, FT4, and others.

▪ New User Defined Fields — The User Defined Fields tab now has 14 fields (twice as many as previously) spread across two sections, letting users enter and track more information.

▪ New Audio Application Support — Station Log 15 supports the use of a user-supplied, third-party audio application for recording, playing, and editing audio clips in a variety of audio formats. Audio applications are ideal for recording audio from a USB-connected radio.

▪ New Outgoing QSL Web Service Support — Station Log 15 has a new Outgoing QSL Web Service facility that makes it easy to send official QSL cards via a third-party QSL web site.

▪ New in DXCC Analytics, WAS Analytics — After displaying a list of entities or states worked or verified, users can now click a Needed List hyperlink to generate a list of still-needed entities or states by mode, data element, and band.

▪ New Variables-Based Delimited Records Facility — This facility allows users to create and output station-based reports and exports of their own design, to suit their own purposes. For example, users can generate delimited files for import into applications that do not support ADIF files. These applications can include database managers, QSL generators, spreadsheets, word processors, and more.

Standard Features
DXtreme Station Log 15 lets hams log their contacts and import ADIF files from other programs. It supports major call sign subscription services and offers the following multimedia and advanced functions:

▪ DX Spot Checker™ — Receives DX spots from Telnet-based servers and determines whether QSOs are needed for new or verified DXCC® entities, band-entities, mode-entities, or VUCC grids. The information displays on Rich Site Feed and Grid Feed tabs.

▪ Automatic LoTW Upload — Lets users set Station Log 15 so it uploads each log entry to LoTW automatically when added, capturing and saving QSO Record Status from the LoTW server as part of the process. Modified log entries can be uploaded as well. If desired, users can disable automatic uploading and can upload log entries to LoTW semiautomatically and manually in batches whenever they want to.

▪ LoTW Reporting — Lets users perform searches and run reports filtered by LoTW QSO Record Status, which indicates whether log entries are On, or Not On, the LoTW server following upload or QSL-updating. Users can also perform searches and run reports filtered by LoTW QSL Record Status, which indicates the date of each LoTW QSL record processed by DXtreme’s LoTW QSL Update Utility.

▪ DX Atlas Integration — Performs Afreet DX Atlas azimuth plots from the user’s location to that of a spotted or logged station and creates maps for reports.

▪ Rig Control — Tunes/retrieves frequencies and modes from supported rigs through integration with Afreet Omni-Rig.

▪ QSL Processing — Creates QSL and address labels for physical QSLs, and supports the ARRL’s LoTW facility, including capturing LoTW QSL records as digital images.

▪ QSL Imaging™ — Lets users scan and capture QSL cards and electronic QSLs into their log entries for browsing and viewing any time they want to.

▪ Improv Imaging™ — Lets users associate adhoc images with their log entries separate from our popular QSL Imaging™ facility. Users can capture, scan, or paste any image and save it as a single-page .jpg, or single- or multi-page .tif. Improv images popular with users include signals on a spectrum analyzer or waterfall, QSOs conducted on ATV and data for applications, and equipment used during contacts.

▪ Audio Facility — Records and plays QSOs.

▪ Reports — Provide a wide range of performance and station reports to let users see how
well they’re doing. Reports can be filtered and sorted. Includes DXCC® and WAS Analytics™ tools for analyzing and enhancing DXCC and WAS standing.

Operating System and Requirements, Pricing and Support

DXtreme Station Log 15 runs in Microsoft® Windows® 11 and 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista®, and XP. It retails for $92.99 USD worldwide for Internet distribution. Reduced pricing is available for upgrading users. All prices include product support by Internet e-mail.

About DXtreme Software
DXtreme Software produces powerful and easy-to-use logging applications for all kinds of radio enthusiasts — from short-wave and medium-wave listeners and DXers to amateur radio operators. For more information about DXtreme Station Log 15, visit  http://www.dxtreme.com or contact bobraymond@dxtreme.com. 


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Monday, November 15, 2021

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2021 Nov 15 0156 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center # Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 08 - 14 November 2021

Solar activity reached moderate levels (R1-Minor) at 09/1702 UTC due to a long duration M2 flare from Region 2891 (N17, L=212, class/area Dki/350 on 29 Oct). Region 2891 had rotated around the west limb at the time of the event, as a result, this CME was not Earth-directed. Solar activity was low on 08 and 13 Nov. Solar activity was very low on 10-12, 14 Nov. There were no notable CMEs observed during the reporting period. 

The greater then 10 MeV proton flux at geosynchronous orbit increased from background levels to 2.6 pfu at 09/2125 UTC. This increase was in response to the aforementioned M2 flare from Region 2891. Proton flux values remained below S1 (Minor) levels throughout the reporting period. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reach high levels on 08-09 and 13-14 Nov. A peak flux of 3,319 pfu was observed at 08/1850 UTC by the GOES-16 spacecraft. Moderate levels were observed throughout the remainder of the reporting period. 

Geomagnetic field activity reached unsettled levels on 08-10 Nov due to residual solar wind effects from the CME that arrived on 04 Nov. Quiet conditions were observed throughout the remainder of the reporting period. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 15 November - 11 December 2021

Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for C-class flaring throughout the outlook period. There is a chance for moderate levels on 20 Nov - 03 Dec with the return of M-flare producing Region 2891 to the visible disk. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 15-16 Nov with moderate levels anticipated throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on 16-17, 28-29 Nov due to recurrent CH HSS influence. Quiet to unsettled conditions are expected throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2021 Nov 15 0156 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2021-11-15
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Nov 15      79           5          2
2021 Nov 16      80          12          4
2021 Nov 17      79          12          4
2021 Nov 18      78           5          2
2021 Nov 19      77           5          2
2021 Nov 20      79           5          2
2021 Nov 21      81           5          2
2021 Nov 22      83           5          2
2021 Nov 23      83           5          2
2021 Nov 24      83           5          2
2021 Nov 25      85           5          2
2021 Nov 26      85           5          2
2021 Nov 27      85           5          2
2021 Nov 28      83          10          4
2021 Nov 29      83          10          4
2021 Nov 30      85           8          3
2021 Dec 01      85           5          2
2021 Dec 02      85           5          2
2021 Dec 03      82           5          2
2021 Dec 04      82           5          2
2021 Dec 05      82           5          2
2021 Dec 06      82           5          2
2021 Dec 07      82           5          2
2021 Dec 08      82           5          2
2021 Dec 09      82           5          2
2021 Dec 10      82           5          2
2021 Dec 11      82           5          2
(NOAA)

Friday, November 05, 2021

Scandinavian Weekend Radio

 


Finland, Scandinavian Weekend Radio


It's the first weekend of the month, and that means Finland's Scandinavian Weekend Radio is set for another monthly broadcast. 

Scandinavian Weekend Radio (SWR) transmitter site is located in the city of Virrat in the Upper Tampere Region, in Liedenpohja village. SWR broadcast on the first Saturday of every month for 24 hours on shortwave, mediumwave, and FM, beginning at 00:01 local time, UTC +2h (Summer +3h)

SWR offers an alternative for radio operators who are interested in the opportunity to participate in private radio. The station is free of playlists, and it contributes to the radio hobby.

To contact the station, send your correspondence or reception report: info@swradio.net
Postal address: SWR, Hollitie 1025, FI-34930 Liedenpohja, Finland

05-06 November Weekend Schedule
All times UTC

0000-0100 5980, 11720, 1602
0100-0200 5980, 11720, 1602
0200-0300 5980, 11720, 1602
0300-0400 5980, 11720, 1602
0400-0500 5980, 11720, 1602
0500-0600 5980, 11720, 1602
0600-0700 5980, 11720, 1602
0700-0800 6170, 11690, 1602
0800-0900 6170, 11690, 1602
0900-1000 6170, 11690, 1602
1000-1100 6170, 11690, 1602
1100-1200 6170, 11690, 1602
1200-1300 6170, 11690, 1602
1300-1400 6170, 11690, 1602
1400-1500 6170, 11690, 1602
1500-1600 6170, 11690, 1602
1600-1700 6170, 11690, 1602
1700-1800 5980, 11720, 1602
1800-1900 5980, 11720, 1602
1900-2000 5980, 11720, 1602
2000-2100 5980, 11720, 1602
2100-2200 5980, 11720, 1602
2300-0000 5980, 11720, 1602
(Live stream 10-2400 hours/0700-2100 UTC via https://radioverkko.https://radioverkko.fi/  
Station website http://www.swradio.net/

Encore-classical music program schedules

 


Dear Listener,

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 
11:00 - 12:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz

Repeated:
22:00 - 23:00 UTC Saturday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 7780 & 5850 kHz WRMI to Europe US and Canada
17:00 – 18:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
22:00 - 23:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
03:00 - 04:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
23:00 – 24:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada - Seasonal time change
20:00 – 21:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe

Some additions to the website:
The Encore website is www.tumbril.co.uk where you will find:
Important information about the future funding of Encore - Radio Tumbril.
Up to date transmission times and frequencies
The playlists for the most recent programs
An email link

Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.

You can help keep Encore on the air:
Encore is a one-man operation. WRMI and Channel 292 are very generous with their air-time but Encore still costs me around 200 Dollars/Euros a month to broadcast.
I'm happy to go on giving my time and such expertise as I have to the project of broadcasting classical music on Shortwave - it's a passion - but I need some help with the costs or Encore will have to stop.
There is a PayPal donation button now on the homepage of the website - www.tumbril.co.uk - which folks can use if they want to. If PayPal is no good for you then send me an email and we'll sort something else out.
Thank you.

(This bulletin is sent by Bcc to the many hundreds of listeners who have been in contact with Encore over the last two and a half years of broadcasting Encore.)

Many thanks to the folks who have donated already - It's enough to keep going for another 4-5 weeks.

This week's Programme - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - starts with some film music by Roque Banos, part of the Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff, and two Poems set to music by Benjamin Britten.
After that the cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays some, er, jazz, Liza Lim flies to the moon with Chang-O, and Niccolò Paganini plays us out with some violin & piano.

Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search.

A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is: http://kiwisdr.com/public/  Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.
 
Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland
GMØTLY

Thursday, November 04, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, November 7-13

 


From the Isle of Music, November 7-13 (includes new B21 times):

This week, our guest Mario Salvador presents his interesting new jazz album on the EGREM label, Ciudad Fantasia. 

For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK) 

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 (NEW FOR B21) UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US). 

For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1300-1400 UTC (NEW FOR B21) on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, November 7-13 (includes new B21 times): 
In Episode 242, we explore the music of many of the Austronesian indigenous peoples of Taiwan. 

Sunday 2300-0000 NEW FOR B21 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe 

Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. 

Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward. 

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 
 
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
Chicago IL 60659-4486
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
Website: www.tilfordproductions.com

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 25 - 31 October 2021

Solar activity ranged from low to high levels. Low levels occurred on 25, 27, and 30-31 Oct. Moderate levels were reached on 26 and 29 Oct as Region 2891 (N17, L=212, class/area Dki/350 on 29 Oct) produced M1 flare activity at 26/0247 UTC, 26/1557, and 29/0242 UTC.

High levels were reached on 28 Oct as Region 2887 (S25, L=278, class/area Dki/440 on 24 Oct) produced an M1/1n flare at 28/0740 UTC, an M2/1f flare at 28/1028 UTC, and an X1/2n flare at 28/1535 UTC. Two CMEs were modeled during the period. The first was a CME off the SE limb beginning at 26/2024 UTC although the source region was unclear. It was speculated to come from Region 2887. WSA ENLIL modeling showed a potential glancing arrival late on 30 Oct. The second CME was associated with the X1 flare on 28 Oct. Type II (1457 km/s) and IV radio emissions were observed coinciding with the flare and WSA ENLIL modeling of the event showed an arrival of mid to late on 30 Oct as well, although parameterization of the event was difficult. 

Coinciding with the X1 flare on 28 Oct was a greater than 10 MeV and 100 MeV proton event. The greater than 10 MeV event began at 28/1740 UTC, reached a peak flux of 29 pfu (S1-Minor) at 29/0250 UTC and began at 30/2100 UTC, reaching a peak flux of 11pfu at 30/2105 UTC and ending at 30/2130 UTC due to an enhancement from the 26 Oct CME. The greater than 100 MeV proton event began at 28/1635 UTC, reached a peak flux of 7.3 pfu at 28/1815 UTC and ended at 30/0440 UTC. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux continued to decline towards background levels on 31 Oct - 01 Nov. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was observed at 25/1700 UTC 

Geomagnetic field activity was at quiet levels on 25 Oct through late on 30 Oct under a nominal solar wind environment. Around 30/1800 UTC, a weak discontinuity was observed that was believed to be the arrival of the 26 Oct CME. The total field increased to 11 nT while the Bz component deflected southward to a maximum of -10 nT at 30/2045 UTC. Solar wind speed slowly increased to 400 km/s. A weak shock was observed beginning at 31/0914 UTC which is believed to be the arrival of a glancing blow from the 28 Oct CME. The total field increased from 4 nT to 13 nT while the Bz component briefly reached a maximum southward deflection of -11 nT at 31/1124 UTC. Solar wind speed continued to rise to a peak of 465 km/s at 31/1905 UTC. By 31/1500 UTC, the total field had calmed to between 5-8 nT and remained there through the end of the period. The geomagnetic field responded with an isolated active period late on 30 Oct followed by unsettled to G1 (Minor) storming on 31 Oct. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 01 November - 27 November 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at low levels with a chance for further M-class flare activity (R1-R2, Minor-Moderate) on 01-08 Nov as Regions 2887 and 2891 transit across the visible disk. Very low to low levels are expected on 09-15 Nov. Low levels with a chance for M-class flares are likely again on 16-27 Nov as Regions 2887 and 2891 return to the visible disk on 16 Nov and 21 Nov, respectively. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit as Regions 2887 and 2891 decay and simplify magnetically. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at normal to moderate levels with a chance for high levels on 02-03 Nov due to CME influence. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on 01 Nov followed by quiet to unsettled levels on 02 Nov as CME effects diminish. Unsettled levels are expected once again on 04-05 Nov and 15-16 Nov due to recurrent CH HSS activity. 

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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Nov 01     103          16          4
2021 Nov 02     102           8          3
2021 Nov 03     100           5          2
2021 Nov 04      98           8          3
2021 Nov 05      96           8          3
2021 Nov 06      96           5          2
2021 Nov 07      96           5          2
2021 Nov 08      92           5          2
2021 Nov 09      90           5          2
2021 Nov 10      88           5          2
2021 Nov 11      88           5          2
2021 Nov 12      88           5          2
2021 Nov 13      88           5          2
2021 Nov 14      88           5          2
2021 Nov 15      89          10          3
2021 Nov 16      92           8          3
2021 Nov 17      92           5          2
2021 Nov 18      92           5          2
2021 Nov 19      92           5          2
2021 Nov 20      93           5          2
2021 Nov 21      95           5          2
2021 Nov 22      95           5          2
2021 Nov 23      95           5          2
2021 Nov 24      95           5          2
2021 Nov 25      95           5          2
2021 Nov 26      95           5          2
2021 Nov 27      95           5          2
(NOAA)

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, Friday-Sunday

 

Hello friends,

Most of North America will move clocks back one hour on November 7. Europe did its time change last weekend. (One of our news items this week is about what we in North America call "daylight saving time.")

On the frequencies used for Shortwave Radiogram, WRMI's schedule stays with UTC, so adjust your local times as necessary. (For example, Sunday's red-eye edition will be at 3:00 am Eastern rather than 4:00 am Eastern -- not that your body will know the difference.)

WINB on the other hand keeps its schedule on 9265 kHz pegged to Eastern Time, so as of November 11, the Shortwave Radiogram will be one hour later by UTC.

To add to the confusion, WINB's DRM transmission of Shortwave Radiogram stays at 1500-1530 UTC on Fridays. The frequency, I think, also stays at 15750 -- but tune around, especially in the 11 and 15 MHz bands -- for that distinctive hybrid DRM signal, if the WINB DRM is not on 15750 kHz.

This week's images (10 x MFSK64) reflect the changing weather -- from flowers in Germany to frost in Maryland. Shortwave propagation is also changing with the season.

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 228, Friday 1300 UTC) is provided by Scott in Ontario. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. An analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 229, 4-7 November 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:42  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:44  Amazon's planned satellite global internet service
 6:46  MFSK64: Time to ditch daylight savings time?
10:00  This week's images
28:14  MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304
Shortwave Radiogram Gateway Wiki https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Shortwave_Radiogram_Gateway 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 15750 DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday   0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz  7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz  WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 text and image near the end of the broadcast.  It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/    @ThisIsAMusicSho  https://thisisamusicshow.com

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1230 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check-in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram, and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Thursdays 0000 UTC (7 pm EST Wednesdays) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom 

Free Radio Service Holland slated for Sunday broadcast

 


Dear FRS Friends,

Autumn has arrived and that means it's time for another FRS-Holland broadcast!

Next Sunday, November 7th FRS will commence broadcasts at exactly 09:52 CET.
Make sure you'll join us on another great free radio journey on the wonderful shortwave waves.

For full details just use the link below: 

We are looking forward to having your company next Sunday on 7700//5800 and 6185 kHz.

73s, the FRSH team: Jan, Bert, Dave, Mike, Brian & Peter. 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, October 31-November 6

 


From the Isle of Music, October 31-November 6: 

This week, our guest is percussionist, composer, and bandleader Degnis Bofill with new music by his group Golpes Libres. 
For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100kW, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK) 
For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US). 
For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and (NEW)  Saturday 1300-1400 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to uplinks from various websdrs in Europe. 
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, October 31-November 6
-November 6: Episode 241 features Uncle Bill's musical perspective on Halloween. 
The transmissions take place: 
Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe 
Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. 
Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward. 
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 
(William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer)
Tilford Productions, LLC
Chicago IL 60659-4486
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
phone: 773.267.6548