Thursday, October 21, 2021

SAQ Grimeton UN-Day Transmission, slated for October 24 broadcast

 


On United Nations Day, Sunday, October 24th, 2021, the unique and historical Alexanderson alternator in Grimeton Sweden, with call sign SAQ, is scheduled to send out a message to the whole world on 17.2 kHz CW.
  
Program and Transmission Schedule:
15:30 CET (13:30 UTC: Information about World Heritage Grimeton for visitors at the Visitor's Center
16:00 CET (14:00 UTC): Transmitter Hall visit for visitors.

Transmission  and YouTube Live stream:
16:25 CET (14:25 UTC): Live stream begins.
16:30 CET (14:30 UTC): Startup and tuning of the Alexanderson Alternator SAQ.
17:00 CET (15:00 UTC): Transmission of a message from SAQ.

YouTube Live Stream:
17:20 (15:20 UTC): Live music concert from the transmitter hall. More details to follow on our website.

We are proud to announce that this year’s message has been composed by the Swedish human rights lawyer and sustainability expert Ms. Parul Sharma.

Test Transmissions
We are planning to carry out some test transmission on October 22nd, approximately between 13:00 CET (11:00 UTC) and 16:00 CET (14:00 UTC). SAQ will be on air for shorter periods of time during this interval when we will be carrying out some tests and measurements. Your comments are welcome to info@alexander.n.se. 
(Ralf Bender/BDXC)

Monday, October 18, 2021

Encore-Radio Tumbril classical music programs

 


Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 

10:00 - 11:00 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
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 - 03:00 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.
22:00 – 23:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe

Our email is encoretumbril@gmail.com. Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome. The website is http://www.tumbril.co.uk where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent programs, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.
 
This week's Programme - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - starts with a brass quintet by Malcolm Arnold, followed by some Palestrina, a couple of traditional Armenian tunes, and the Introduction and Allegro by Ravel.
After that three short piano pieces by US composer Amy Beach, an early string quartet from Beethoven, and a Baroque flute and organ duet composed by Dario Costello.
The program finishes with Térabga-Bah by contemporary composer Catrin Finch.

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.
 
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland
GMØTLY

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 11 - 17 October 2021

Solar activity was very low with B-class flare activity on 11-12, and 15-17 Oct. Low levels of solar activity were observed on 13-14 Oct due to C-class flare activity. Region 2885 (N15, L=171, class/area=Cro/20 on 13 Oct) produced three C-class flares this period: a C1/Sf flare at 13/2204 UTC, a C2 flare at 14/0134 UTC, and a C1flare at 14/0304 UTC. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was normal to moderate throughout the period. 

Geomagnetic field activity reached G1-G2 (Minor-Moderate) geomagnetic storm levels on 12 Oct due to the passage of a CME from 09 Oct. Quiet to active conditions were observed on 17 Oct, also due to the passage of a transient feature. Quiet to unsettled conditions were observed on 11, 13, and16 Oct, while quiet conditions were observed throughout the remainder of the period. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 18 October - 13 November 2021

Solar activity is expected to be very low to low throughout the outlook period. 

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 26-28 Oct. Normal to moderate flux levels are expected to continue.  

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on 18-19 Oct, and 06 Nov due to the influence of multiple, recurrent CH HSSs. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be mostly quiet or quiet to unsettled. 

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2021 Oct 18      78          12          4
2021 Oct 19      80          12          4
2021 Oct 20      80           8          3
2021 Oct 21      80           8          3
2021 Oct 22      80           8          3
2021 Oct 23      80           5          2
2021 Oct 24      80           5          2
2021 Oct 25      85          10         3
2021 Oct 26      90           5          2
2021 Oct 27      95           5          2
2021 Oct 28      90           5          2
2021 Oct 29      88           5          2
2021 Oct 30      88           5          2
2021 Oct 31      85           5          2
2021 Nov 01      85           5          2
2021 Nov 02      85           8          3
2021 Nov 03      85           5          2
2021 Nov 04      85           5          2
2021 Nov 05      85           5          2
2021 Nov 06      85          12         4
2021 Nov 07      85          10         3
2021 Nov 08      85           8          3
2021 Nov 09      85           5          2
2021 Nov 10      85           5          2
2021 Nov 11      85           5          2
2021 Nov 12      80           5          2
2021 Nov 13      80           5          2
(NOAA)

Friday, October 15, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, October 17-23

 


From the Isle of Music, October 10-16 & October 17-23: 

Dayramir González, an award-winning jazz artist, and composer joins us for conversations in English. This being the second week to feature Dayrmir González, we talk about his career and listen to selections from his first two jazz albums. In this second week, we present his new album Tributo a Juan Formell & Los Van Van 

The broadcast takes place
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 Saturday 1200-1300 UTC 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, October 17-23: 

In Episode 239, we listen to some wonderful music from Togo. 


The broadcast takes 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
Website: www.tilfordproductions.com


Monday, October 11, 2021

Monitoring the Mini Transat yacht race

 

(photo Wikipedia)

Heard the broadcast from Issoudun for the Mini Transat yacht race today

(11 Oct) at 1500 UTC on 13735 kHz. Similar format to the transmission I heard for the race in August 2020 which was only in French waters due to Covid. SIO 353

1501 UTC music followed by a man in French (mentioning La Palma and Novembre). 1503: Lady in English with French accent with the weather (meteo) forecast for today 11th October until 1508 then music.

Silence until 1515 then OM in French again. Off at 1530 UTC recheck.

On 13735 again from 1600 UTC, but in DRM.

This time the race is from France via La Palma (Canary Islands) to Guadeloupe = 4050 nautical miles. It started in France 26 September. 

Arriving in La Palma from 3rd October. Departing La Palma 29th October, arriving in Guadeloupe from 9th November. See: 

https://www.minitransat.fr/en/

There's also a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LaMiniTransat

13735 kHz is only registered on HFCC until 29th October 2021. Unsure if broadcasts are daily (or only if yachts are still at sea? They're arriving in Santa Cruz de La Palma today re the Facebook page)

 Alan Pennington, UK?BDXC)




Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 04 - 10 October 2021

Solar activity was very low over 04-06 Oct. Low levels of solar activity were observed on 07-08 and 10 Oct, and moderate solar activity was observed on 09 Oct. Region 2882 (N17, L=157, class/area=Dho/280 on 09 Oct) produced the majority of the C-class flare activity in addition to the largest event of the period, an M1/2b flare (with Type-II and IV radio emissions) at 09/0638 UTC. An associated full-halo CME signature was observed in LASCO C2 imagery beginning at 09/0712 UTC and is likely to arrive at Earth around midday on 11 Oct. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal and normal to moderate levels throughout the period. 

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet on 07-09 Oct, quiet to unsettled on 04-06 Oct, and quiet to active on 10 Oct. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 11 October - 06 November 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at very low to low levels throughout the outlook period. 

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 20-21 Oct. Normal and normal to moderate levels are expected throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is likely to reach G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm levels on 11 Oct, and G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels on 12 Oct, due to the anticipated arrival of a full-halo CME from 09 Oct. Active conditions are expected on 19 Oct due to the influence of a recurrent positive polarity CH HSS. Quiet and quiet to unsettled conditions are expected to prevail throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
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2021 Oct 11      85          25          6
2021 Oct 12      85          20          5
2021 Oct 13      85           8          3
2021 Oct 14      85           5          2
2021 Oct 15      85           5          2
2021 Oct 16      85           5          2
2021 Oct 17      85           5          2
2021 Oct 18      85          10          3
2021 Oct 19      88          12          4
2021 Oct 20      90          10          3
2021 Oct 21      88           8          3
2021 Oct 22      88           5          2
2021 Oct 23      85           5          2
2021 Oct 24      85           5          2
2021 Oct 25      90          10          3
2021 Oct 26     100           5          2
2021 Oct 27      95           5          2
2021 Oct 28      90           5          2
2021 Oct 29      88           5          2
2021 Oct 30      88           5          2
2021 Oct 31      85           5          2
2021 Nov 01      85           5          2
2021 Nov 02      85           8          3
2021 Nov 03      85           5          2
2021 Nov 04      85           5          2
2021 Nov 05      85           5          2
2021 Nov 06      85          10          3
(NOAA)

Thursday, October 07, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, October 10-16 and October 17-23

 




From the Isle of Music, October 10-16 & October 17-23: 
Dayramir González, an award-winning jazz artist, and composer joins us for two weeks with conversations in English. In the first week, we talk about his career and listen to selections from his first two jazz albums. In the second week, we present his new album Tributo a Juan Formell & Los Van Van 

The broadcast takes place
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 Saturday 1200-1300 UTC 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, October 10-16 & October 17-23: 


In episode 238, we listen to progressive rock from the Netherlands with a side of Dutch barrel organ music. 
In Episode 239, we listen to some wonderful music from Togo. 

The broadcast takes 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

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, October. 8-10

 

Hello friends

If you enjoy decoding images, we will transmit twelve MFSK64 images this weekend.

And with shortwave conditions improving, many of these images may look good after you receive them.

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 224, Friday 1300 UTC) is provided by Scott in Ontario. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 225, 7-10 October 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:40  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:45  India is especially vulnerable to life-threatening heat
 6:24  MFSK64: Flash-heating efficiently recycles e-waste*
10:52  This week's images*
28:31  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 1130 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, Wednesdays 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) 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 
 

Encore-Radio Tumbril schedules

 


Dear Listener,

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 
10:00 - 11:00 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
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 - 03:00 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.
22:00 – 23:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe

Our email is encoretumbril@gmail.com. Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome. The website is www.tumbril.co.uk where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent programmes, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.
 
This week's Programme - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - starts with some piano music by Gounod, the Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Suite, and an Elegiac Melody from Edvard Grieg.
Next, two 'speechsongs' from Arnold Schönberg, part of an oboe quintet by Arnold Bax, and two lullabies composed by British American 20th century viola player Rebecca Clarke.
The programme ends with two songs from Mozart's The Magic Flute and a movement from the Clarinet Octet in F Major by Franz Schubert. 

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

WBCQ begins new program, Cruisin Radio

 



Cruisin Radio’s Arthur Burton and WBCQ’s Allan Weiner are both people with a long reputation of being pirates at some time in their past, albeit on different sides of the pond, and in Arthur’s case even present, so when two pirates join together does that make Maine’s WCBQ Short Wave now a sort of super pirate?

Starting on 1 October, Cruisin Radio will be doing weekly hour broadcasts every Friday initially, for two months at 2300 UTC on 6160 kHz, that will be 7pm EDT and 12 Midnight in the UK during October, but that changes when those times go back an hour when the clocks change at the end of October.

Cruisin Radio is an Internet station of some years standing, started and run by Arthur Burton, a pirate of many decades experience, going back to the 1970s when he started on Radio Jackie and later Sun Radio London. He was on Nova Italy, RFL, and appeared on the shipborne Radio Caroline in the '80s. Cruisin Radio thrives on quality in both music and presentation and is on the net 24/7 as well as Short Wave at times. E-QSL’s will be available by going to the Cruisin Radio contact page:
http://www.cruisinradio.net/contact.htm 
(via Alan Roe/BDXC)
(BDXC/October  DX News-Short Wave by Dave Kenny)

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Scandinavian Weekend Radio returns in October

 



Finland, Scandinavian Weekend Radio

Following a September break, Finland's Scandinavian Weekend Radio will resume its monthly broadcast on the first weekend in October.

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

09 October 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/

Monday, October 04, 2021

Amsterdam Radio Days with Jonathan Marks and Andy Sennitt

 Video of Jonathan Marks and Andy Sennitt at the Amsterdam Radio Day 2011 on the story of Media Network uploaded to YouTube yesterday.



The channel, Ben's Radio Visuals, was launched on September 30.

"Since 1999 I have been filming predominantly radio DJ's, but also radio stations, quite frequently. Personally, I love to watch a DJ at work. 

Also, I visited the Dutch Zeezender/Radiodays and filmed all the interviews. With all that I have built up quite a large video archive throughout the years. On this channel, I will be sharing the material that I have in my archive... Kind regards, 
Ben Meijering (aka LosGoud)"

Many other offshore radio-related videos are now there.
(Mike Burraclough, UK/BDXC)

All India Radio's special transmission for Mahalaya 2021

 

Date: 6th October 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 0350 - 0545 IST, 2220 UTC (5 Oct 2021) to 0015 UTC* (6 Oct 2021)
* some stations have a late sign in and may continue past 0100 UTC

All India Radio, Delhi will broadcast the special dawn program "Mahishasur Mardini" on the occasion of Mahalaya in the following languages  :

Hindi/Sanskrit, on its Indraprastha and FM Gold channels. This will be relayed by all FM Gold channels and selected shortwave and mediumwave stations.
Bengali/Sanskrit at the same time on AIR Delhi Rajdhani and FM Rainbow channels and selected shortwave and mediumwave stations.

All India Radio, Kolkata will also originate the special Mahalaya program in Bengali/Sanskrit at the same time which will be relayed by selected shortwave and mediumwave stations.
This program may also be relayed over concerned DRM channels, YouTube channel AIR Live News 24X7, and DTH.

Mahishasuramardini, is a special two-hour transmission consisting of Sanskrit & Bengali recitations and music orated by Late Shri.Birendra Krishna Bhadra. All India Radio has been broadcasting this program since early 1930s. The sheer nostalgia is what makes the dawn of Mahalaya special as one of the most looked forward to radio broadcasts. Countdown to the Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya.

Frequencies observed during past years :

Shortwave 
 4835 - Gangtok (active ?) 

Mediumwave 
531 - Jodhpur
549 - Ranchi
603 - Ajmer
621 - Patna A
648 - Indore A
657 - Kolkata A
666 - New Delhi B
675 - Chattarpur
684 - Port Blair
711 - Siliguri
729 - Guwahati A
747 - Lucknow A
756 - Jagdalpur
774 - Shimla
792 - Pune (Also try 783 DRM)
801 - Jabalpur
810 - Rajkot A
819 - New Delhi A
828 - Silchar
846 - Ahmedabad A
891 - Rampur
909 - Gorakhpur
918 - Suratgarh
954 - Nazibabad
981 - Raipur
990 - Jammu
1008 - Kolkata B (Pure DRM)
1026 - Allahabad A
1044 - Mumbai A (Pure DRM)
1125 - Tezpur
1179 - Rewa
1242 - Varanasi
1260 - Ambikapur
1296 - Darbhanga
1314 - Bhuj
1386 - Gwalior
1395 - Bikaner
1404 - Gangtok
1458 - Bhagalpur
1530 - Agra
1593 - Bhopal A

Please email your observations and receptions reports to: spectrum-manager@prasarbharati.gov.in

Postal address:
Director (Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi 110001, India

Related:
Eight Decades Later, the Original Mahalaya Still Unites  
https://thewire.in/society/eight-decades-later-the-original-mahalaya-still-unites-bengalis-in-communion

Come Mahalaya, Birendra Krishna Bhadra's recitation still the default choice for All India Radio
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-come-mahalaya-birendra-krishna-bhadra-s-recitation-still-default-choice-for-all-india-radio-2020933
(Alokesh Gupta/dxIndia)


Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


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:Issued: 2021 Oct 04 0141 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 27 September - 03 October 2021

Solar activity was at very low to low levels. Low levels were reached on 28 Sep - 01 Oct and 02-03 Oct. Region 2877 (S18, L=327, Class/Area Dao/200 on 30 Sep) produced the strongest flare of the period, a C2/Sn at 29/2156 UTC. Other activity included a C1 flare at 28/0634 UTC. Associated with the flare was a Type II radio sweep (534 km/s) and an partial-halo CME signature first seen in SOHO/LASCO imagery around 28/0634 UTC. Analysis and modeling of the event suggested onset at Earth late on 30 Sep - 01 Oct. The region produced two more low-level, impulsive, C-class flares before rotating around the SW limb on 03 Oct. Associated with the final C-flare was a Tenflare of 100 sfu at 03/0523 UTC. The remaining numbered active regions on the visible disk were relatively quiet
and stable. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal to moderate levels. 

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active conditions. Active conditions were observed 30 Sep and 01-02 Oct in response to the arrival of a CME that left the Sun on 28 Sep. Total field peaked at 14 nT around 30/1820 UTC. The onset of the magnetic cloud was observed after 01/1305 UTC and the Bz component was predominantly positive over the next 18 hours. Solar wind speeds began increasing from ~380 km/s midway through 30 Sep and peaked at ~560 km/s at 01/0120 UTC before gradually decreasing towards nominal levels over the next two days. Unsettled conditions were observed on 27-28 Sep due to influence from a positive polarity CH HSS. The remainder of the summary period was at quiet levels. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 04 October - 30 October 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels with a chance for C-class flares over 04-10 Oct. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach moderate to high levels. High levels are likely on 20-21 Oct in response to recurrent coronal hole influence. The remainder of the outlook period is likely to be at normal to moderate levels. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range from quiet to active levels. Active levels are likely 19 Oct and unsettled levels are likely on 05-06 Oct, 08-09 Oct, 18 Oct, 20-21 Oct, and 25 Oct. All increases in geomagnetic activity are in response to anticipated influence from multiple, recurrent, CH HSSs. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be quiet. 

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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Oct 04      88           5          2
2021 Oct 05      88           8          3
2021 Oct 06      88           8          3
2021 Oct 07      88           5          2
2021 Oct 08      88           8          3
2021 Oct 09      88           8          3
2021 Oct 10      85           5          2
2021 Oct 11      80           5          2
2021 Oct 12      75           5          2
2021 Oct 13      75           5          2
2021 Oct 14      75           5          2
2021 Oct 15      75           5          2
2021 Oct 16      75           5          2
2021 Oct 17      80           5          2
2021 Oct 18      85          10          3
2021 Oct 19      88          12          4
2021 Oct 20      90          10          3
2021 Oct 21      88           8          3
2021 Oct 22      88           5          2
2021 Oct 23      85           5          2
2021 Oct 24      85           5          2
2021 Oct 25      90          10          3
2021 Oct 26     100           5          2
2021 Oct 27      95           5          2
2021 Oct 28      90           5          2
2021 Oct 29      88           5          2
2021 Oct 30      88           5          2
(NOAA)