Friday, December 08, 2023

Update on KNLS via Madagascar


ALASKA   [Madagascar site]  New KNLS frequencies. Broadcasting in Russian

(from November 21):
All times UTC
09:00-10:00 UTC  9705 
16:00-17:00 UTC  9585 
17:00-18:00 UTC  9605 
The other two programs and the broadcast from Madagascar are unchanged.
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, Radio reception - Telegram, via
RUSdx #1265 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)
(Top News 1563)

WRMI winter frequency schedule

Winter schedule of WRMI. Color grid programming information is available at: 

All times UTC

0000-0100 5010ca  5800ca  5950na  7570na  7730na  9455na  15770eu  
0100-0200 5800sa  5950na  7570na  7730na  7780ca  9455na  15770eu
0200-0300 5010ca  5050sa  5800sa  5950na  7570na  7730na  7780ca  9455na  15770eu  
0300-0400 5010ca  5050sa  5800sa  5850na  5950na  7570na  9455na  9955sa  15770wu     
0400-0500 5010ca  5050sa  5850na  5950na  7570na  7730na  7780ca  9455na  9955sa   15770eu
0500-0600 5010ca  5850na  7570na  7730na  9395na  9455na  9955sa  15770eu
0600-0700 5010ca  5850na  7570na  7730na  7780ca  9395na  9455na  9955sa  15770eu
0700-0800 5010ca  5850na  7570na  7730na  7780ca  9395na  9455na  9955sa 15770eu
0800-0900 5010ca  7570na  7730na 7780ca  9455na 9955sa  9395na  15770eu
0900-1000 5010ca  5850na  7570na  7730na  7780ca  9455na  9955sa  15770eu
1000-1100 5010ca  7570na  7730na  7780ca  9395na  9455na  9955sa  15770eu
1100-1200 5010ca  5850na  7570na  7780ca  9395na  9455na
1200-1300 5010ca  7570na  7730na  7780ca  9395na  9455na  15770eu
1300-1400 5010ca  5850na  7570na  7780ca  9395na  9455na
1400-1500 5010ca  5850na  7570na  7730sa  7780ca  9455na  9395na  15770a
1500-1600 5010ca  5850na  7570na  7730sa  7780ca  9395na  9455na  9955sa  17790sa
1600-1700 5010ca  5850na  7570na  7730sa  7780ca  9395na  9455na  9955sa  17790sa
1700-1800 7730sa  9395na  9455na  15770eu  17790sa
1800-1900 7730sa  9395na  9455na  15770eu  17790sa
1900-2000 7730sa  9395na  9455na  15770eu  17790sa
2000-2100 9395na  9455na  17790sa
2100-2200 7730sa  9395na  9455na
2200-2300 5800sa  5850na  5950na  7730sa  9455na  15770eu
2300-0000 5800sa  5850na  5950na  7570na  7730sa  9455na  15770eu

Target Areas:
ca Central America
eu Europe
na North America
sa South America

BBC overhauls American website amid broader overseas push


The BBC on Tuesday relaunched its North American website as a part broader push to grow its business and audiences in the U.S. and abroad, BBC Studios' CEO of global distribution Rebecca Glashow tells Axios.

Why it matters: The move comes as the storied public broadcaster faces increased pressure from U.K. regulators over public funding.

The country's prime minister on Sunday said a proposed £500 million cut to BBC's budget are "welcome."

Clausius Obrecht to air 08 December broadcast to Africa


A radio broadcast of music for all of Africa focusing on Ghana and Madagascar will be broadcast 08 December 2023 on 11970 kHz (250 kW) at 19.00-2000 UTC (19.00 in Ghana, 22.00 in Antananarivo, Madagascar, and 20.00 in Lagos, Nigeria). 

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Upcoming final 2023 broadcast for Radio Caroline North


The final Radio Caroline North broadcast of 2023 is between 9th-10th December, live from our radio ship Ross Revenge.

You'll hear some great music from the 60s to early 90s – plus a chance to win a Thornton & France Luxury Christmas hamper with wine and snacks, courtesy of Addo Addison from Royston, Herts.

Listen on 648 AM across England, The Netherlands, Belgium and beyond, on 1368 AM in the North/North-West courtesy of our friends at Manx Radio, worldwide online here via our Caroline North Player, on smart speakers and the Radio Caroline app.

We'd love to hear from you during the broadcast via and remember, it's the only email address that gets you straight through to our 'North' broadcasters.

(Mike Terry/BDXC)

Atlantic 2000 International to air December 9


Atlantic 2000 will be on the air this Saturday, 9th of December from 0900 to 1000 UTC (1000 to 1100 CET) on 6070 and 9670 kHz via Channel 292.

Streams will be available at the same time here:

Before that, you can listen to our 24/7 web stream or our podcasts on our website.

Good listening! 

Visit our website and listen to Atlantic 2000:   
(Manuel Méndez, Spain) 

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Shortwave Radiogram, Program 332


Hello friends

If you have lately attempted to access Mark Hirst's comprehensive archive of Shortwave Radiogram audio, and have been frustrated by a bad link, that link is now fixed. Mark's archive is based on his reception in the UK. We thank Mark for this very useful service.

Auroras and solar activity may be an issue during this weekend. If an HF blackout prevents your reception of Shortwave Radiogram, go outside, and you might see the northern lights.

The autumn foliage in the northern hemisphere is mostly gone and no longer providing subjects for our images of the week. Holiday displays will often be seen in December. Then, beginning in January, it's just winter. Look for more indoor photos and summer scenes from the southern hemisphere. 

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 331) is provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC broadcast). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. The analysis is provided by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 332, 1-4 December 2023, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:42  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:50  MFSK32: Container-based battery hub recharged by kite*
 8:12  MFSK64: Solar activity likely to peak next year
11:09  MFSK64: This week's images*
27:23  MFSK32: Closing announcements

Please send reception reports to
And visit 
Twitter: @SWRadiogram or 
(visit during the weekend to see listeners’ results)
Facebook group:
Shortwave Radiogram Gateway Wiki: 
Other Shortwave broadcast programs that include digital text and images include The Mighty KBC, Pop Shop Radio and Radio North Europe International (RNEI). Links to these fine broadcasts, with schedules, are posted here.
 Thanks for your reception reports!


Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at

NASWA Flashsheet selections


All times UTC
4500  CHINA P.R.  PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi-Changji, in listed Mongolian, 11.25.2023, 0009-0024.  very long talk by man above slow piano music, till 0016, other man brief announcement above slow music, again first man w/ long speech above slow piano music; better in Lsb sync to avoid strong qrm buzz stream, rapid no deep qsb,moderate qrn crackles, fair in lsb sync, otherwise poor; in // 6190 same site, almost good (Serra - Roma, Italy)

4765   TAJIKISTAN.  R. Tajikistan – Dushanbe, 1915.  Tajik to CAs, interviews. 1922 Central Asian folk song on indigenous instruments. Weak signal into Mount Evelyn and some deep fades at times, faded by 1940. Confirmed via the Vadodra, India Kiwi SDR. Nov 26. (Wagner - AUS)

4775  PERU.  Radio Tarma, Tarma, 2353-2356.  Talk in Spanish by two men.  Very weak, threshold level signal in heavy noise.  12/1/2023  (Evans - TN)

6110   ETHIOPIA.  R. Fana - Addis Ababa, 2025.  Amharic to EAf with a long interview program. Fair signal, Nov 27. (Wagner - AUS)

6175  BOTSWANA. VOA, Selebi Phikwe, in listed Shona, 12.01.2023, 0413-0431.  man w/ long speech, interspersed by other man brief talk (presumed interview), other man announcement, afro pop music break, same man talk and interviewing a man who made a long speech, then talk above brief slow pop piano music, continuing w/ talk program w/ some men and a woman chatting interspersed by some music breaks; better in usb/lsb sync, non stop rapid qsb, strong rustle qrn, poor/very poor/almost fair at times; // 7255 kHz (7254.997v kHz per utwente), via Pinheira,São Tomé e Principe; better in ssb sync, non stop rapid qsb w/ strong qrn rustle, almost fair (Shona is a Bantu language of the Shona people of Zimbabwe - <via Wikipedia>). (Serra - Roma, Italy)

6184.97  MEXICO.  XEPPM-OC Radio Educación-Cultura México Señal Internacional, (p),,Mexico City,,in Spanish, 11.17.2023, 0256-0314.  (6184.967 - .966 khz and vice versa per utwente), song, man brief talk, followed by woman long talk interspersed by same man at times (both unclear), playing a long lively song; better in lsb sync, non stop rapid qsb, strong qrn rustle, very poor/poor/no audio at times (Serra - Roma, Italy)

9664.99  BRAZIL.  Rádio Voz Missionária, Camboriú SC, in Portuguese, 11.22.2023, 0212-0237.  (9664.998 kHz per utwente), woman excited and rel. sermon, screaming at times, above slow piano music (ment Deus, madre de Deus) till 0221,music pause, man announcements and IDs (ment Rádio Voz Missionária, Missionária, Santa Catarina, America do Sul), then talk above slow music, brief chorus vocal chants, interspersed by woman and man talk, then another man brief sermon and then crowd repeating shouting some man's words, brief song, man brief talk, followed by woman sermon; better in Lsb sync, non stop rapid see-saw qsb, moderate qrn rustle, fair/almost good in Lsb sync. (Serra - Roma, Italy)

Radio Delta news update

 Here are the headlines for December 2nd and 3rd, 2023:

Starting today, Radio Delta is introducing a new programming schedule for the weekends. For more detailed information, please visit our website at

We are excited to announce the addition of three new or improved programs: “5 Decades of Music,” “Radio Delta Goes DX,” and “Finnish Request.” These programs promise to bring you the best of music from different eras, exciting DX news, and a selection of requests from our listeners in Finland.

As part of our programming update, each show will have new jingles or jingles that are currently being created. These will be added in the coming weeks to enhance your listening experience.

Get ready for some exciting segments in each program, such as “The Track and Its Story,” “Greetings from Emily,” or “A Radio Poem by Emily.” We will also keep you informed with the latest Radio Delta News and enchant you with captivating Radio Stories.

If you, as a listener, have any content or a radio experience you would like to share, please feel free to send it to us at

We have a treat for you this holiday season! Mark your calendars for our special Christmas broadcasts on December 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th. During these shows, we will look back on the past year and give away some fantastic Radio Delta Merchandise. The live drawing will be open to all our listeners who have supported us throughout the year.

CBC/Radio-Canada to cut 10 percent of the workforce, end some programming as it faces $125M budget shortfall


The public broadcaster says most cuts will take effect over the coming year 

Catheine Tunney
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada announced Monday that it plans to cut about 10 per cent of its workforce and axe some programming to cope with a potential $125 million budget shortfall.

In a news release, the public broadcaster said it plans on cutting 600 union and non-union positions across the entire organization. The corporation said about 200 vacant positions will be eliminated on top of that.

CBC and Radio-Canada, the French-language arm, will each be cutting in the range of 250 jobs, while the rest of the cuts will come from the technology and infrastructure department and other corporate divisions, said spokesperson Leon Mar.

Additional story at: 

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Radio Tamazuj announces English news segment


An announcer from clandestine station Radio Tamazuj, announced a "News in English" (10-minute segment) airs every Tuesday and Friday from 1500 UTC. Arabic resumed after the news segment. Heard on 21485 kHz from Issoudun, Frances relay site.


Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2023 Dec 04 0331 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts

Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 27 November - 03 December 2023

Solar activity reached high levels on 28 Nov when Region 3500 (S20, L=307, class/area=Dkc/320 on 27 Nov) produced an M3.4 flare (R1/Minor) at 28/1932 UTC, followed by an M9.8 flare (R2/Moderate) at 28/1950 UTC; the largest event observed during the period. The asymmetric halo CME associated with the M9.8 flare, visible in LASCO/C2 coronagraph imagery at 28/2012 UTC, arrived at Earth on 01 Dec. Solar activity reached moderate levels on 01 Dec with M1 flares observed at 01/0439 UTC and 01/2120 UTC from Regions 3502 (N14, L=343, class/area=Cao/80 on 27 Nov) and 3500, respectively. Solar activity was at low levels with C-class flare activity observed over 27, 29-30 Nov, and 02-03 Dec. 

Solar activity was low on 27 Nov, however, three distinct CMEs associated with four prominent eruptions were analyzed to have partial Earth-directed components. The first 27 Nov CME, visible in LASCO/C2 imagery at 27/0624 UTC off the SSW, was associated with a filament eruption near S26W27 at 27/0531 UTC (in SUVI 304 imagery). The second CME, visible in C2 imagery at 27/2000 off the SE, was associated with a C3.8 flare at 27/1837 UTC from an unnumbered area of flux near N20E15. The third CME, visible in C2 imagery at 27/2336 off the NW, was believed to be associated with a C5.5 flare at 27/2340 UTC from Region 3503 (N15, L=284, class/area=Hrx/10 on 27 Nov) and a filament eruption that occurred at around the same time just northward of 3503. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

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

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet under background solar wind conditions on 27 Nov through late 30 Nov. The solar wind environment became weakly enhanced at around 30/2330 UTC due to the arrival of CME(s) from 27 Nov. Active conditions were observed in the early hours of 01 Dec following CME arrival. An additional, stronger, solar wind enhancement was observed at 01/0853 UTC due to the arrival of a CME from 28 Nov. Periods of G1-G3 (Minor-Strong) geomagnetic storming were observed following CME arrival on 01 Dec, and active and G1 levels were observed in the early hours of 02 Dec as CME influences waned. Quiet and unsettled levels were observed on 03 Dec. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 04 December - 30 December 2023

Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class flare activity (R1-R2/Minor-Moderate) 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 05-09 Dec. Normal to moderate levels of flux are expected throughout the remainder of the period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is likely to reach G2 (Moderate) storm levels on 04 Dec, G1 (Minor) levels on 05 Dec, and active levels on 06 Dec, in response to negative polarity CH HSS influences. Active conditions are likely on 12 Dec due to positive polarity CH HSS influences. Periods of G1 storms are likely on 18-19 and 22 Dec, with active levels likely on 23 Dec, due to the influences of positive polarity CH HSSs. Quiet and quiet to unsettled levels are expected to persist throughout the remainder of the period. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2023 Dec 04 0332 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2023-12-04
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2023 Dec 04     136          33          6
2023 Dec 05     134          18          5
2023 Dec 06     130          12          4
2023 Dec 07     132           8          3
2023 Dec 08     132           5          2
2023 Dec 09     132           5          2
2023 Dec 10     130           5          2
2023 Dec 11     135           5          2
2023 Dec 12     140          10          4
2023 Dec 13     140           8          3
2023 Dec 14     140           5          2
2023 Dec 15     140           5          2
2023 Dec 16     140           5          2
2023 Dec 17     150           5          2
2023 Dec 18     160          15          5
2023 Dec 19     160          25          5
2023 Dec 20     160           8          3
2023 Dec 21     160           5          2
2023 Dec 22     160          20          5
2023 Dec 23     160          10          4
2023 Dec 24     160           5          2
2023 Dec 25     160           5          2
2023 Dec 26     160           5          2
2023 Dec 27     155           5          2
2023 Dec 28     150           5          2
2023 Dec 29     145           5          2
2023 Dec 30     140           5          2

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Manx Radio Turning Up the Wick 1970-1972


Following on from the post about Manx Radio's overnight closedown 6 months ago I bought second hand on the history of Manx Radio, A Nations Station by Derek Winterbottom published in 2014 for it's 40th anniversary. 223 pages and a balanced account  They'd been awarded a licence in July 1965 to broadcast with 2kw with a directional aerial. Chapter 3, Turning Up the Wick (1970-76) had some information I wasn't aware of, edited summary:

The station was barely profitable. When the Conservatives won the 1970 election they hoped to get permission to turn up the power and persuade Chris Chataway to nominate Manx Radio as the regional station for NW England. He refused as it would hit revenue for English commercial companies. Tynwald did vote to buy a more powerful transmitter. When the transmitter arrived in October 71 they planned to test it at its full power 10kw but it developed a fault. Post Office got to hear of this and warned them that transmitting at more than 2kw would be a breach of their licence. On January 20th 1972 without any announcement they transmitted at 10kw so were heard loud and clear in many parts of the UK. The BBC complained to the Home Office, Home Office complained to the Isle of Man Governor and on January 28th he told them to return to 2kw forthwith.

Their new strategy was to argue that if the UK refused to allow spillage from Manx Radio transmissions then they would complain about any interference from new commercial stations in Manchester and Liverpool. They requested a meeting with Chris Chataway which took place in March 1972. Just before the meeting Post Office technicians completed a survey and advised that they could achieve perfect coverage of the Isle of Man using low power relay stations. Chataway used this as his main argument at the meeting insisting that Manx Radio broadcasts should be restricted to the Isle of Man. He suggested as an alternative that the Isle of Man could join a new consortium which was applying for the Liverpool commercial licence. They put an advert in the Liverpool Daily Post on August 24 1972 saying they wished to apply for that licence and asking interested parties to contact them, clipping here.

There was a good response and links were established with Sir Max Entwhistle, former leader of the City Council, David Moores of Littlewoods, former Postmaster General Reginald Bevins and performers such as Ringo Starr, Cilla Black and Arthur Askey, They set up The Liverpool Broadcasting Company. Their hopes were dashed when the IBA concession was given to rival company Radio City.

IBA Technical Review 5 on Independent Local Radio Planning September 1974 states "By March 1972 there was substantial development of MF planning. A new factor was that because the Isle of Man commercial radio service was not permitted to provide coverage in England the IBA transmissions had to be restricted in a reciprocal manner." The Mb21 Transmission Gallery for the Piccadilly Radio MW transmitter site at Ashton Moss includes an article by E.T Ford on Directional MF arrays for IBA station  with detailed information on directional aerial. 

The Radio City MW transmitter site at Rainford near St. Helens was directional to the South West. Manx Radio 1368 was granted permission in 1980 to use a 10kw transmitter on 1368 a directional aerial with nulls of 7-9 db towards 110-140 degrees and 300-330 degrees, effective radiated power 20kw.
(Mike Barraclough/BDXC)

Encore classical music info and schedules from Radio Tumbril


Regular Broadcast times of Encore By WRMI and Channel 292 are:

02:00 - 03:00 UTC Friday 5850 kHz WRMI to US
20:00 - 21:00 UTC Friday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe
11:00 - 12:00 UTC Saturday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 7730 & 5850 kHz WRMI to US and Canada
18:00 - 19:00 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. (Sometimes RTTY on the lower sideband. Suggest notch out or use USB.)
Some Things to see on The Encore Website:
The Encore website is where you will find:
Important information about funding of Encore - Radio Tumbril.
Up-to-date transmission times and frequencies.
The playlists for the most recent programmes.
An email link.
Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL cards are welcome.
WRMI and Channel 292 are very generous with their air-time but Encore still costs around 200 Dollars/Euros a month to broadcast.
If you can - please send a small contribution to help Encore keep going.
THE DONATION BUTTON AND 'BUY ME A COFFEE' BUTTON are on the homepage of the website - - which folks can use if they would like to support Encore.
(Please don't be put off by the POWR security wall when using the PAYPAL button - it is a harmless requirement of WIX the website hosting service.)
THIS FORTNIGHT"S PROGRAMME - (First broadcast this FRIDAY (1st Dec) by WRMI at 0200 UTC on 5850, (and 2000 UTC on 15770) and then Channel 292 on SATURDAY (2nd Dec) at 11:00 UTC on 9670 kHz):
Starts with a version of See, Amid the Winter's Snow sung by Kate Rusby, a sonata for two violins from Mieczyslaw Weinberg, and part of Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.
After that some motets by Poulenc, a piano quintet from Robert Schumann and Fingal's Cave by Mendelssohn.
The programme finishes with the Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp by Debussy.
 A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is:  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 - and thank you for your support.
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - 

rom the Isle of Music weekend program update


On Sunday, December 3, 6pm-7PM EST ( 2300-0000 UTC), special guests Joey Altruda and Matt Dillon share and discuss "Joey Altruda Presents: El Gran Fellove", which is believed to be Fellove's final full studio album, released on the 100th anniversary of his birth after 24 years in the vault. Matt will also discuss his documentary film about the life of Fellove. In English. WBCQ The Planet, 7490 kHz shortwave, also live streaming during the broadcast
(NOT available on demand) on
(Bill Tilford/Tilford Productions/BDXC)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

DR Kalundborg station update



DR Kalundborg 243kHz. Information and Program Schedule

The carrier is switched on some minutes before the start of the interval signal (IS) and stays on for some time after the end of each broadcast.
For a fine reception, you should use the very sensitive Danish SDR (Software Defined Radio) located near Skanderborg in Eastern Jutland: www.
Also, there is generally very good reception using the University Enschede Twente SDR receiver, and north German SDRs.

About the programs:
The interval signal (IS) at the start of the broadcasts is a recording of the mechanically played IS and is an old Danish song, “I dreamt a dream tonight about silk and rich clothes…“. It was used for the first time on August 28, 1931.
The other interval signal heard is composed for the long wave broadcasts.
Weather forecasts: They were broadcast directly from the Danish Meteorological Office. The forecasts terminated at 11.45 CET on november 1st, 2023 and were replaced by a short info program and
interval signal.
The News relays are taken from DR’s P4.
The Church Service is broadcast live from the Cathedral of Copenhagen, but remotely controlled. Also broadcast on DR P2 and DR TV channel 2.
The Excercises, “ Body and Movement“, are a number of old recordings, each lasting 10 minutes.
Marine Intelligence, broadcast from the Defence Operations Center, including gunnery practices at the end. The information is repeated.
The very last broadcast is on December 31, at 17.40-approx. 18.30 CET. Information in Danish about the closure of 243 kHz: (use Google translate).
(Mike Terry/BDXC)

New Zealand begins work on transmitter


Radio New Zealand website November 28:

Work has started to decommission RNZ Pacific's shortwave transmitter 1 at its site on New Zealand's North Island.
This 100-kilo-watt transmitter was installed at Rangitaiki, Taupo in 1989.
In 2022, RNZ received funding to construct a new transmitter for RNZ  Pacific to ensure the services future.
Until the new transmitter project is completed, RNZ Pacific will continue to broadcast through its transmitter 2 at the Rangitaiki site.
The installation of the new Ampegon transmitter will begin in late January 2024.
RNZ Pacific apologizes for any inconvenience this transition may cause to our on-air listeners around the world.
The broadcaster will aim to minimize service disruptions to our on-air audiences, and partner stations in the Pacific region.
RNZ Pacific can still be heard via satellite, and its content will still be available to download or livestream through its website

Photo of engineer Stephen White next to Transmitter 1 at the link.

Monday, November 27, 2023

New monitoring observation from Spain

 Log in Lugo and Friol, NW of Spain.

Sangean ATS-909X, Tecsun PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters.


6075, KNLS, Anchor Point, 0804-0822, 27-11, English, religious comments and songs. 15422.

7370, KNLS, Anchor Point, 0807-0824, 27-11, Chinese, religious comments. 25432.

15110, Ifrikia FM, Ourgla, 2045-2106, 26-11, African songs, at 2100 time signals, French, id. “Ifrikia FM”, news. 35433.

17600, Ifrikia FM, Bechar, 1625-11658, 26-11, African songs, id. “Ifrikia FM”, Arabic, news, comments, “Ifrikia FM, La Voix Africaine”. 45444.

ANTARCTICA, 15476usb, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1902-2015*, 24-11, programs “Ecos de la Antártida” and “Uniendo Voces”, female and Juan Benavente, comments, songs, id. “LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel”. 15421.Also heard 1940-2020, 25-11, on air with its usual Saturday program “Uniendo Voces” with Juan Benavente, also female comments, songs, id. “Esperanza para el Mundo, LRA 36, transmitiendo desde la Antártida para el mundo”, “Uniendo Voces”, “Comunicate, comunicate”, “Ciclo especial de onda corta e internet desde la Antártida para el mundo, coordinadores Adrial Korol y Juan Benavente”, “Esto es Estudio Nueve, de la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes…”. 25432. 

BANGLADESH, 4750, Bangladesh Betar, Shavar, 1637-1745, 26-11, Bengali, comments, Bengali songs. 35433.

4885, Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, 0540-0613, 27-11, relaying Radio Bandeirantes news. 25432.

6010, Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 2042-2056, 26-11, soccer, live matches. // 15190.1. 13421.

6180, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 2031-2050, 26-11, soccer, live matches. // 11780. 35433.
Also heard 0756-0807, 27-11, Brazilian songs, id. “Radio Nacional, bom día, bom día”. // 11780. 35433.

9550,1, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2103-2117, 26-11, religious songs, Portuguese. // 11895.1. 15421.

9665, Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, 0813-0826, 27-11, Portuguese, religious comments. 33433.

9819, Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 1938-1956, 26-11, Portuguese, religious comments, Cuban song “Guantanamera”, id. at 1944 “Radio 9 de Julho”. 25432.

11750, Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, 1942-1955, 26-11, religious comments and songs. // 9665. 34433.

11780, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 1917-2009, 26-11, soccer, live matches. 35433.

11815, Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, 1920-1948, 26-11, Brazilian songs. Distorted signal. 33433.

11895.1, Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 2101-2218, 26-11, religious songs and comments female, male, Portuguese. Strong QRM on 11900. 24422.

15190.1, Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 1913-2008, 26-11, soccer, live matches, id. “Rede Inconfidencia de Radio”. 25432.

CANADA, 6070, CFRX, Toronto, 0532-0546, 27-11, English, news, comments, advertisements. QRM from Channel 292 on the same frequency. 13421.

COLOMBIA, 5910, Alcaraván Radio, Puerto Lleras, 0535-0733, 27-11, religious and Latin American songs. 25422.

5970, Radio 208, Hvidovre, 1814-1857, 26-11, rock and pop songs in English. 25432.

15700, World Music Radio, Randers, 1612-1655, 26-11, songs in English, Brazilian songs, id. “World Music Radio”. 45444.

25800, World Music Radio, Marslet, 1424-1557, 25-11, pop songs in English, oldies, “Rivers of Babylon” by Boney M, Latin American songs, other songs, id. “World Music Radio. // 15700. 25422.

JAPAN, 6115, Radio Nikkei 2, Chiba-Nagara, 0729-0754, 27-11, pop songs in English, oldies. 15421.

LIBERIA, 6050, ELWA Radio, Monrovia, *0557-0612, 22-11, interval signal, id. at 0559 “ELWA Radio, Morovia, Liberia”, English, religious comments and songs. 15421.
Also heard, *0556-0636, 27-11, open with interval signal, at 0559 male, English, id. “… ELWA Radio, Monrovia, Liberia”, religious comments and songs. 25432.

5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, 1843-1905, 25-11, African songs, English program “English Magazine”, news and comments about Mali. 24322.
Also heard 0600-0712, 27-11, with program “Au Chant du Coq du Radio Mali”, “Sur la Radio Nationale”, French, Vernacular, comments, at 0700 news in French. 35433.

9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, 1702-1758*, 26-11, Vernacular, comments, African songs, at 1758 interval signal and close. 35433.

MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educación, Ciudad de México, 0535-0556, 27-11, Latin American songs. 25432.

MOGOLIA, 12085, Voice of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 0857-0932, 27-11, interval signal, English, comments, songs, at 0930 interval signal, Mongolian program. 15421.

NETHERLANDS, 5955, Sunlite Radio, Westdorpe, 0545-0705, 27-11, pop songs in English, oldies. 25432.

NEW ZEALAND, 11725, Radio New Zealand International, Rangitaiki, 1953-2010, 26-11, songs, at 2000 Pacific news. 35433.

NORWAY, 5895, Radio Northern Star, Bergen, 1627-1720, 21-11, songs in English, oldies, at 1630 id. “Radio Northern Star”, 24422.
Also heard 1731-1748, 26-11, country and pop songs in English. 14321.
Also heard 0702-0718, 27-11, pop songs in English. 15421.

TAJIKISTAN, 4765, Tajik Radio, Dushanbe, 1755-1816, 26-11, Tajik, comments. Very weak. 15411.

TIBET, 4905, PSB Xizang, Lhasa, Tibet, 1620-1659, 26-11, English, program “Holy Tibet”, comments and news about Tibet, Tibetan songs. // 7385. 25432.

UNKNOWN site, 11624, Radio Sound of Africa, 1350-1412, 25-11, non-stop African songs. 15421.

9265, WINB, Red Lion, PA, 1923-1935, 26-11, English, religious comments, id. at 1929. 35434.

9275, WMLK, Bethel, PA, 1927-1938, 26-11, English, religious comments. 45444.

VANUATU, 9960, Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, 0638-0658*, 27-11, female, English, comments, Island songs.
(Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2023 Nov 27 0159 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 20 - 26 November 2023

Solar activity ranged from low to moderate levels. Low levels were observed on 21-22 and 25-26 November. Moderate (R1-minor) levels were observed on 20 and 23-24 November. During the period, a total of 55 C-class and 4 M-class flares were observed from 13 different regions. Region 3492 (N19, L=345, class/area Ehi/380 on 24 Nov) was the most active region producing 23 C-class and 1 M-class flare. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at low to moderate levels during the period. 

Geomagnetic field activity was at mostly quiet to unsettled levels on 20 and 23-24 November. Active, minor storm (G1-minor) and moderate (G2-moderate) levels were observed on 21-22 and 25-26 November. Quiet to minor storm levels were observed on 21-22
November due to positive polarity CH HSS influence. Minor to moderate storm levels were observed on 25 November due to CME and positive polarity CH HSS influence. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 27 November - 23 December 2023

Solar activity is expected to be at very low to low levels on 02-12 December, with a chance for moderate (R1-minor) levels on 27-30 November, 01 December and 13-23 December. 

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 on 30 November, 01-04 December and 07-09 December due to CH HSS influence. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active levels on 27-28 November, 05-07 and 12-13 December. Unsettled to G1 (minor) levels are possible on 18-20 and 22-23 December. All activity is due to a variety of positive or negative polarity CH HSS influence. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2023 Nov 27     180          10          4
2023 Nov 28     180           8          3
2023 Nov 29     175           5          2
2023 Nov 30     175           5          2
2023 Dec 01     170           5          2
2023 Dec 02     165           5          2
2023 Dec 03     160           5          2
2023 Dec 04     150          10          4
2023 Dec 05     145          16          5
2023 Dec 06     140          12          4
2023 Dec 07     140          10          4
2023 Dec 08     140           5          2
2023 Dec 09     145           5          2
2023 Dec 10     145           5          2
2023 Dec 11     140           5          2
2023 Dec 12     140          10          4
2023 Dec 13     140           8          3
2023 Dec 14     140           5          2
2023 Dec 15     140           5          2
2023 Dec 16     140           5          2
2023 Dec 17     150           5          2
2023 Dec 18     160          15          4
2023 Dec 19     160          25          5
2023 Dec 20     160           8          3
2023 Dec 21     160           5          2
2023 Dec 22     160          20          5
2023 Dec 23     160          10          4