Thursday, November 14, 2019

Special broadcast from Welle 370




Armenia - Upcoming broadcast - Try both frequencies:
also channel 6080 kHz in DRM mode broadcast has been requested now at same time, same day, same program, via CJSC Yerevan Gavar bcast center.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 4)

'Welle 370 Special broadcast of 'Welle 370 - Sender Koenigs Wusterhausen' program via MBR Cologne FMO, via CJSC Yerevan Gavar bcast center.
1900-2200 6145 ERV 100 kW 305 deg to WeEUR German Saturday on Nov 16.

Registered 16.11.2019 1900-2200 UT on 6145 kHz from Yerevan with 100 kW for Europe. Broker ist Media Broadcast.
[Christian Milling-D Oct 28]
(via Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 27)

Armenia/ Uzbekistan {Germany non}   Special transmission of Welle 370
on Novemver 16, updated:
1900-2200  6080 ERV 100 kW 305 deg to WeEUR German via CJSC Yerevan &
1900-2200  6145 TAC 100 kW 301 deg to WeEUR German via RRTM Tashkent.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)
(WWDXC Top News 09 Nov 2019)

Station website: http://welle370.funkerberg.de/

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Russian OTH RadarNow Reported to be "Everywhere"


DUGA radar systems
[UPDATED and CORRECTED @ 1625 UTC on November 2019] The latest International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reports the Russian “Contayner” over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) has been active in the 7, 10, 14, and 18 MHz amateur radio allocations (amateur radio is primary on 40, 20, and 17 meters). The OTHR transmissions have been 40 sweeps/second, FM on pulse, and 12 kHz wide.

Additionally, IARUMS reports a significant increase in Russian military traffic using F1B, PSK, and orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) on 40, 30, 20, and 15 meters.

IARUMS on November 13 reported an OTHR in northern Iran on 6.078 – 7.022 MHz, AM on pulse, 81 sweeps/second, 44 kHz wide.
(Source:ARRL/Strange Beacons-Twitter)

Monday, November 11, 2019

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 04 - 10 November 2019

Solar activity was very low. The solar disk was spotless throughout the period. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels on 04-06, 08 Nov and moderate levels on 07, 09-10 Nov.

Geomagnetic field activity reached unsettled levels on 06 Nov and quiet levels throughout the remainder of the period, under a nominal solar wind regime.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 11 November - 07 December 2019

Solar activity is expected to be at very 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 12-17, 21-30 Nov and 01-03 Dec, with moderate levels on 11, 18-20 Nov and 04-07 Dec, in response to CH HSS influence.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach G1 (Minor) storm levels on 21-22 Nov, with active levels on 11, 20, 23-24 Nov, due to recurrent CH HSS activity. Quiet to unsettled conditions are anticipated throughout the remainder of the outlook period.

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2019 Nov 12      70           8          3
2019 Nov 13      70           5          2
2019 Nov 14      70           5          2
2019 Nov 15      70           5          2
2019 Nov 16      70           5          2
2019 Nov 17      70           5          2
2019 Nov 18      70           5          2
2019 Nov 19      70           5          2
2019 Nov 20      70          15          4
2019 Nov 21      70          25          5
2019 Nov 22      71          18          5
2019 Nov 23      71          12          4
2019 Nov 24      71          10          4
2019 Nov 25      71           8          3
2019 Nov 26      71           8          3
2019 Nov 27      71           5          2
2019 Nov 28      71           5          2
2019 Nov 29      71           5          2
2019 Nov 30      71           5          2
2019 Dec 01      71           5          2
2019 Dec 02      71           5          2
2019 Dec 03      71           5          2
2019 Dec 04      70           5          2
2019 Dec 05      70           5          2
2019 Dec 06      70           5          2
2019 Dec 07      70           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, November 09, 2019

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, November 10-16


From the Isle of Music, November 10-16: 
This week, our special guest is Kiki Valera, whose new album Vivencias en clave cubana is already becoming a critical and popular sensation.
The broadcasts take 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). If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US). If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490) http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7

For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 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 an uplink from a listening radio in Europe.
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, November 10 and 12: 
The theme of Episode 138 is time.
The transmissions take place:

Sundays 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe. If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490) http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7

Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from different web SDRs in Europe.
Visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC

Friday, November 08, 2019

Shortwave radiogram schedules, November 8-10

Hello friends,

In the Northern Hemisphere, the shift back to winter time is complete. On our WRMI frequencies, Shortwave Radiogram stays at the same UTC times, so most of you will be tuning in those broadcasts one hour earlier by local time. On WINB's 9265 kHz, Shortwave Radiogram stays with local Eastern Time, so the shows will stay at the same local time for most of you. On the WINB DRM  frequency, now 13690 kHz for Shortwave Radiogram, the program will still be Friday at 1500-1530 UTC, so one hour earlier by local time for most listeners. See the schedule below.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 124) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300-1330 UTC) and Jeff in Oklahoma (Sunday 2330 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

As winter approaches, reception has become more difficult on some of our transmissions, notable UTC Saturday at 0330-0400 UTC on WINB's 9265 kHz. This is actually a good workout for our digital text modes. This weekend we will stay with our usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, but later in the year we might try more robust modes such as Olivia 64-2000.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 125, 7-10 November 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:37  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:42  Voyager 2 sends data from beyond the solar system*
11:57  MFSK64: Freedom House's Freedom on the Net 2019 report*
18:28  This week's images*
27:48  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 Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 0030-0100 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Friday 1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 13690 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0330-0400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
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” is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0100-0200 UTC on 5850 kHz and 0130-0230 UTC on 9395 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/ www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ @ThisIsAMusicSho

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 1300 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1300 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1230 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). 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 at 0000 UTC (Wednesday 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



Friday, November 01, 2019

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules



Starting November 3, UTC times on WBCQ change as noted in broadcast times below.  Channel 292 and Space Line maintain the same UTC. 
From the Isle of Music, November 3-9:
By popular demand, we repeat our recent episode with Los Hermanos Arango.
The broadcasts take 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) If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US). If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7


For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 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 an uplink from a listening radio in Europe.
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, November 3 and 5:
Episode 137 presents Lautari music from Romania.
The transmissions take place:


Sundays 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe. If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)
http://www.wbcq.com/?page_id=7

Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from different web SDRs in Europe.
Visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC

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Shortwave Radiogram, weekend schedules

Hello friends,
Time changes continue this weekend. Many clocks are turning back one hour -- despite what I wrote in last week's email. The European time change is complete,and the North American time change begins Sunday of this weekend. The schedules on the WRMI frequencies used by WRMI will stay with UTC. As of 3 November, WINB on 9265 will (I think) stay with local Eastern time, but the DRM will change to 13690 kHz  and  (I think) stay with UTC.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 123) are provided by Lorenzo in Italy (Thursday 2330 UTC), Scott in Ontario (Sunday 0800 on 5850 kHz), and Jeff in Oklahoma (Sunday 2330 UTC).  These and the audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK give you one more chance to hear the world's loudest bird!. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend's show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64   .

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 124,  31 October-3 November 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:40  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:43  Asteroid Hygeia may be a dwarf planet*
 7:38  MFSK64: Carbon capture might not be a great idea
13:05  This week's images*
29:07  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 Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 13690 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
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” is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0100-0200 UTC on 5850 kHz and 0130-0230 UTC on 9395 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/ www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ @ThisIsAMusicSho

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 1300 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1230 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). 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 at 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 



Weekend special programming


Austria 
Radio Joystick, The Charlie-Prince Show, Moosbrunn, will be on air  Sunday November 3 at 1100 UTC, like all first Sunday of the month on 7330 kHz: https://radiojoystick.de/

Since 2013 we broadcast via Media Broadcast. The transmitters are located in the small town of Moosbrunn near Vienna, broadcasting our shows on every first Sunday of each month at 12:00 h German time with 100 kW at 7330 kHz on shortwave to Western Europe!

The first Sunday of each month on shortwave 7330 kHz in Europe! On the Internet, the latest program is available at any time on demand for your listening pleasure. Our programs are produced for syndication as a free offer to stations that easily and efficiently may add their own jingles and commercials!"


Finland 
Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Virrat, will be on air from Friday, November 1, 2200 UTC, to Saturday, November 2, 2200 UTC on 11720, 11690, 6170 and 5980 kHz.
Schedule:
http://www.swradio.net/schedule.htm
Schedule #231
2nd Nov 2019
Local
Time Frequency
Program details

UTC
Time
SW

MW

FM

00-01 6170/11720 1602 94,90 Dj Onnin yökeikka 22-23
01-02 6170/11690 1602 94,90 Dj Onnin yökeikka 23-24
02-03 6170/11690 1602 94,90 Dj Onnin yökeikka 00-01
03-04 6170/11690 1602 94,90 SWR MusicBox 01-02
04-05 6170/11690 1602 94,90 SWR MusicBox 02-03
05-06 6170/11690 1602 94,90 SWR MusicBox 03-04
06-07 6170/11690 1602 94,90 SWR MusicBox 04-05
07-08 6170/11690 1602 94,90 SWR MusicBox 05-06
08-09 5980/11690 1602 94,90 SWR MusicBox 06-07
09-10 5980/11690 1602 94,90 British soul, funk & r ´n ´b - Heppu Hyypiö
07-08
10-11 5980/11720 1602 94,90 Huomenta Virrat - Dj Häkä 08-09
11-12 6170/11720 1602 94,90 Fine-landers. Asiaa Suomesta ja suomalaisuudesta monesta eri näkökulmasta. Freesejä vinkkeleitä, hieman pilkettä silmäkulmassa ja ennen kaikkea pientä nippelitietoa tuhansien järvien sekä saunojen maasta. 09-10
12-13 6170/11720 1602 94,90 Fine-landers - Kauhajoen Opiston radiotoimittajalinja 10-11
13-14 6170/11720 1602 94,90 Studiossa Dj Onni 11-12
14-15 6170/11720 1602 94,90 Virrat Tänään - Dj Häkä 12-13
15-16 6170/11720 1602 94,90 TrickyTrew's Sounds of the 60's 13-14
16-17 6170/11690 1602 94,90 Kantoaaltoa Suomirokilla höystettynä by dj Esa 14-15
17-18 5980/11690 1602 94,90 Jääkiekkoselostus IPK-KooVee 15-16
18-19 5980/11690 1602 94,90 Jääkiekkoselostus IPK-KooVee 16-17
19-20 5980/11720 1602 94,90 Jääkiekkoselostus IPK-KooVee 17-18
20-21 5980/11720 1602 94,90 Progressive rock and other strange things by dj Esa 18-19
21-22 6170/11690 1602 94,90 Levyraato - Dj Peeveli 19-20
22-23 6170/11690 1602 94,90 Levyraato - Dj Peeveli 20-21
23-24 6170/11690 1602 94,90 Closing ceremony by SWR crew 21-22 Live stream 10-24 SA / 08-22 UTC via Radioverkko.fi  http://www.radioverkko.fi
(HCDX)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


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Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 28 October - 23 November 2019

Solar activity is expected to be at very 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 28-31 Oct, and 21-23 Nov, with moderate levels on 01-15, and 20 Nov, in response to coronal hole
high speed stream (CH HSS) influence.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach G1 (Minor) storm levels on 21-22 Nov, with active levels on 28-30 Oct, and 20, 23 Nov, due to recurrent CH HSS activity. Quiet to unsettled conditions are anticipated throughout the remainder of the outlook period.

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2019 Oct 28      70          12          4
2019 Oct 29      70          12          4
2019 Oct 30      70          12          4
2019 Oct 31      70           8          3
2019 Nov 01      70           8          3
2019 Nov 02      70           5          2
2019 Nov 03      70           5          2
2019 Nov 04      70           5          2
2019 Nov 05      70           5          2
2019 Nov 06      70           5          2
2019 Nov 07      70           5          2
2019 Nov 08      70           5          2
2019 Nov 09      70           5          2
2019 Nov 10      69           5          2
2019 Nov 11      69           5          2
2019 Nov 12      69           5          2
2019 Nov 13      69           5          2
2019 Nov 14      69           5          2
2019 Nov 15      69           5          2
2019 Nov 16      69           5          2
2019 Nov 17      69           5          2
2019 Nov 18      69           5          2
2019 Nov 19      69           5          2
2019 Nov 20      69          15          4
2019 Nov 21      69          25          5
2019 Nov 22      69          18          5
2019 Nov 23      70          12          4
(NOAA)

Friday, October 25, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedules

Hello friends,

Most of Europe moves its clocks forward this Sunday, 27 October. The WRMI transmissions will remain at their present UTC times, so they will be an hour earlier by local time in Europe. WINB usually keeps its analog 9265 kHz program schedule fixed to US Eastern time, which will move back one hour on 3 November. Programming on the WINB DRM frequency will probably stay with UTC. The WINB DRM frequency for Shortwave Radiogram will be 13690 kHz as of 7 October (1500-1530 UTC).   

In addition to time changes, shortwave propagation is changing, too. Last weekend I heard Shortwave Radiogram using an SDR in Japan Sunday at 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz from WRMI Florida. That Sunday 0800 transmission might also start to become audible in Europe, especially northern Europe.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 122 ) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC), 2010DFS in Japan (Sunday 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz), Ralf in Germany and Jeff-W5IJH in Oklahoma (both Sunday 2330 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend's show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with ten images. Also listen for the call of the world's loudest bird (alas, not decodable by Fldigi).

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 123, 24-27 October 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:37  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:42  World's loudest bird (with audio)*
 9:23  MFSK64: German companies want a private German spaceport*
13:56  This week's images*
27:59  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 Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 15120 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz  WINB Pennsylvania
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” is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0100-0200 UTC on 5850 kHz and 0130-0230 UTC on 9395 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/ www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ @ThisIsAMusicSho

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 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). 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 at 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



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

SAQ special programming on UN-Day, October 24

SAQ Grimeton
Join us in celebrating UN Day on October 24 at the World Heritage Grimeton!

This year, hundred years have passed since equal voting rights for men and women were introduced in Sweden. It is a human right that everyone can make their voices heard in fundamental issues and is prerequisite for creating a democratic and peaceful society. On this occasion, we want to raise the power of women in peace issues. Therefore the organization Acting 4 Change, that works with the project wome's empowerment in Casamance in Senegal, is invited to talk about women’s  participation in the peace process from a Senegalese perspective.

During the evening, a peace message is sent with the old long-wave transmitter SAQ and finally we listen to Senegalese rhythms performed by Kilimandiarou. The event is held in the radio station building with free admission. Arrive at the event on time, as there is a limited number of seats.

Program 6 pm – 8 pm
Welcome – CEO Grimeton World Heritage, Camilla Lugnet
Women’s Participation in the Peace Process – Women’s Empowerment in Casamance – President Acting 4 Change, Linda Ohlsson*
The long wave transmitter is started – President Alexander GVV, Jan Steinbach
Peace message sent ** (17.00 UTC)             
Concert with Kilimandiarou Welcome to an evening of signs of community and peace!

* More info about Acting for Change can be found here www.actingforchange.org
The arrangement is made possible with the help of project funds from Varberg Municipality.
More information about the transmission
The transmission is on 17,2 kHz CW.
Startup of the transmitter around 16.30 UTC
Transmission of a message at 17.00 UTC
You can also watch a live video stream of the transmission on www.alexander.n.se.
No QSL-cards will be given this time and no List of Reports will be constructed but we accept shorter Listeners Report to e-mail info@alexander.n.se.
*The world heritage site Grimeton is a living cultural heritage. All transmissions with the long-wave transmitter SAQ are therefore preliminary and may be cancelled with short notice.
The Alexander Association
Grimeton SAQ Veteran Radio Friends
www.alexander.n.se

Monday, October 21, 2019

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins



Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2019 Oct 21 0358 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 14 - 20 October 2019

Solar activity was very low. The solar disk was spotless throughout the period. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached moderate levels on 14-15 Oct and again on 17-20 Oct with a peak flux of 777 pfu observed at 14/1500 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to unsettled levels. Solar wind speed was mostly in the 300-400 km/s range but increased to 400-440 km/s on 16-17 Oct. Total field ranged from 1-8 nT. The geomagnetic field responded with mostly quiet conditions with
isolated unsettled periods on 15 and 20 Oct.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 21 October - 16 November 2019

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels for the forecast period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach moderate levels on 24 Oct, 04-11 Nov, and again on 13-16 Nov. High levels are expected on 25 Oct-03 Nov due to coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) influence.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach unsettled to active levels on 21-22 Oct and 24-29 Oct with G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels likely on 24-25 Oct due to recurrent CH HSS activity.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2019 Oct 21 0358 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 
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2019-10-21
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Oct 21      66          12          4
2019 Oct 22      66           8          3
2019 Oct 23      66           5          2
2019 Oct 24      66          20          5
2019 Oct 25      66          25          5
2019 Oct 26      66          15          4
2019 Oct 27      66          15          4
2019 Oct 28      66          12          4
2019 Oct 29      66           8          3
2019 Oct 30      66           5          2
2019 Oct 31      66           5          2
2019 Nov 01      66           5          2
2019 Nov 02      66           5          2
2019 Nov 03      66           5          2
2019 Nov 04      66           5          2
2019 Nov 05      66           5          2
2019 Nov 06      66           5          2
2019 Nov 07      66           5          2
2019 Nov 08      66           5          2
2019 Nov 09      66           5          2
2019 Nov 10      66           5          2
2019 Nov 11      66           5          2
2019 Nov 12      66           5          2
2019 Nov 13      66           5          2
2019 Nov 14      66           5          2
2019 Nov 15      66           5          2
2019 Nov 16      66           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, October 19, 2019

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, October 20-November 2



From the Isle of Music, October 20-26 and October 27-November 2:

October 20-26: We feature the rather unique music of singer/composer Francis del Rio.
October 27-November 2: Our special guest is Emilio Vega, whose album Todos los Caminos won the Instrumental Vocal category of Cubadisco 2019.

The broadcasts take 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). If you don’t have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=9400am

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST 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. If you don’t have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, October 20, 22, 27 and 29:
October 20 and 22: Episode 135 presents music from Reunión, a department of France in the Indian Ocean with a fascinating mix of musical influences.
October 27 and 29: Episode 136 presents Kurdish music.

The transmissions take place: Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe 

Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don’t have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am
Visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC

Friday, October 18, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedule


Hello friends,

In addition to the video provided most weeks by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC) , videos of program 121 were also produced by MDK2 in Colorado (1525 UTC DRM excerpt) and Jeff W5IJH in Oklahoma (Sunday 2330 UTC, field decoding using a Raspberry Pi 3). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend's show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with eight images.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 122,  17-20 October 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:40  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:45  New NASA satellite will study the ionosphere
 7:52  MFSK64: North vs South Korea soccer in empty stadium*
14:06  This week's images*
27:25  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

RTÉ to return to service




Chairsperson of the  Oireachtas Communications Committee Hildegarde Naughton has welcomed confirmation from RTÉ that the longwave radio service will return tomorrow.

RTÉ announced plans to end its longwave radio service in 2014 which sparked criticism from groups who said the move would isolate elderly people, particularly those in Britain, who rely on it to keep up to date with Irish news and current affairs.

A group in Manchester signed a petition calling for it to be saved so Irish expats could continue to receive the service abroad, with some saying “having a voice from home” helped solve loneliness.

Cancelling the service would have seen some older radio sets unable to pick up RTÉ Radio 1, with RTÉ’s director general Dee Forbes at the time saying it made the decision in keeping with “evolving technologies”.

Representations were then made to the Oireachtas communications committee on behalf of the Irish diaspora in Britain, and chair of that committee, Fine Gael TD Hildegarde Naughton confirmed last month that works had begun to ensure the broadcast continues for at least another two years.
The service has been unavailable since 7 September this year as RTÉ undertook “significant remedial work” on transmission equipment to ensure the continuance of the service for at least another two years.

The longwave service is now turn to return October 18
“RTÉ committed earlier this year to maintaining the service following engagement with the Committee,” Naughton said.
“Following the temporary suspension of the service, to allow the works to be carried out, I am pleased that the service has resumed and listeners in the UK and beyond cna be assured that service will continue for a minimum of two years,” she said.
“We will continue to work with RTÉ to ensure longwave has a viable future.”
RTÉ has been contacted for comment.

https://www.thejournal.ie/rte-longwave-radio-returning-4855598-Oct2019/

Radio Caroline North slated for weekend broadcast



The Boat That Rocks ... will be rocking this weekend as we bring you another fabulous RADIO CAROLINE NORTH broadcast, LIVE from our historic radio-ship Ross Revenge on the River Blackwater.
 
Live from the River Blackwater
We've got a great schedule of presenters lined up - JOHHNY LEWIS, NICK JACKSON, DAVE FOSTER, JERRY WRIGHT, PETER PHILIPS and STEVE ANTHONY - and they can't wait to bring you all the best music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, plus a few 90s classics too.

Our broadcast sponsor this month is The Vintage TV & Wireless Company, Norwich - and you can win money to spend in our web shop, thanks to our competition sponsor Compare Trade Finance.com of Wivenhoe.

Join us on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October on 648 AM in the South and South-East, on 1368 AM via Manx Radio in the North and North-West, online here, on your mobile, on smart speakers … we're everywhere!

We would love to hear from you – send your emails direct to the Ross studios at memories@radiocaroline.co.uk during the broadcast.
http://radiocaroline.co.uk/#home.html

Monday, October 14, 2019

Greenland - The Early Wireless Scene

Greenland Coastal Radio (coastalradio.org.uk)
During its long history, the United States has expanded its territories on several occasions by buying land from other countries. In 1803, they bought the territory in mainland North America that came to be known as the Louisiana Purchase from France. In 1867, they bought Alaska from Russia, and during World War 1 in 1917, they concluded the purchase of the islands of St. Thomas, St John and St Croix from neutral Denmark to form the U. S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.  So, why not make a similar endeavor for Greenland? 

In 1868, a document was prepared on behalf of the State Department in the United States regarding the suggested purchase of Greenland, but Congress demonstrated no interest. Then in 1946, the United States offered Denmark $100 million for Greenland, but Denmark had no interest. Then as recently as  2001, the influential twice-monthly publication, National Review, suggested that the United States should again offer to buy Greenland from Denmark. And now, the recent kerfuffle over the same suggestion once again.

The island of Greenland is the largest island in the world, though one distinguished geographer states that Greenland is actually three separate islands that are closely related geographically. The total land mass extends 1,700 miles north and south, and 650 miles east and west at its widest point. Most of Greenland is covered with what is called the Greenland Ice Sheet; that is ice, snow and slowly moving glaciers. If all of this congregated ice were to melt, the global sea level would rise, it is calculated, by 24 feet.

The earliest settlers in Greenland were the Eskimo-Inuit people who began to arrive from Siberia via Alaska and Canada around 2500 BC. The famous Viking traveler and explorer Eric the Red arrived from Iceland with a contingent of settlers on 14 longships in the year 986, though ultimately their three main settlements at the southern end of Greenland died out, maybe around 500 years later. 

The modern era of exploration in Greenland began in 1721 with the arrival of merchants and missionaries from Denmark; and since then there have been anywhere up to a hundred varied explorations of Greenland by parties from Europe, the Americas and Asia. For example, the exploration ship Effie M. Morrissey alone made nearly a score of exploratory visits to Greenland during the 20 year era beginning in 1926.

As would be expected, the first usage of wireless and radio in Greenland was associated with exploration, and the ship that carried this particular exploration party was the Bowdoin. On April 9, 1921, the 88 ft long schooner Bowdoin was launched from the Hodgdon shipyards at East Boothbay in Maine in the United States. 

This heavily reinforced wooden ship was designed for frigid northern exploration by Arctic explorer Captain Donald B. MacMillan and it had a steel nose for ramming icebergs at sea. Though the Bowdoin was equipped with sails, yet it was also loaded with a marine engine, and an oversize rudder to enable the ship to make quick turns.

In July (1921), MacMillan set out for his first exploration trip into the Arctic in his brand new ship, the SS Bowdoin, named in honor of the college in Brunswick Maine where he had previously obtained his graduate education. This voyage took them to Baffin Island, the large Canadian island that lies next to Greenland. 

However, that preliminary expedition took them along the western edge of Baffin Island; that is, between the Canadian mainland and Baffin Island, and not between Baffin Island and Greenland itself. On that occasion, preliminary wireless equipment had been installed on the ship, though they had no success in their longwave transmissions. The subsequent report from the expedition stated that the main problem was electrical interference up in the auroral zone. So, the world’s first wireless experiments at the top of the world in the Arctic met with a dismal failure.   

The next MacMillan expedition to the Arctic, and to Greenland in particular, set out from Wiscasset Maine aboard this same Bowdoin in June 1923, with wireless equipment made available by Zenith Radio in Chicago. The callsign WNP was conveniently utilized to mean rather appropriately Wireless North Pole.

The transmitter was a 500 watt unit operating in Morse Code on 1365 kHz, and the Wireless Operator was Donald Mix W9AT from Bristol Connecticut. The first choice as Wireless Operator for this Greenland expedition fell to the famous No 1 amateur radio operator in the United States Don Wallace 6AM, but he was unable to accept because his son Billy was still an infant.

The antenna system on the Bowdoin was a 4 wire flat top 52 feet long.  Each week, Donald Mix sent a 500 word newspaper report to the United States in a specially designed secret code. This 1923 usage of radio was the first successful radio transmission from the Arctic. 

Every Thursday evening at midnight, the Zenith mediumwave broadcasting station WJAZ at the  Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago transmitted a summarized news bulletin for the benefit of the men aboard the good ship Bowdoin. Some say that this Chicago radio station WJAZ was launched specially for communication with the MacMillan exploration party in Greenland. 

However, the once a week midnight broadcasts from Chicago were on the air under a special experimental callsign 9XN, not the broadcast callsign WJAZ. (A similar callsign, 9ZN, was the amateur callsign of Eugene McDonald, one of the early founders of Zenith Radio, though it was also used at times in Zenith communications.)

There were two ships in the 1925 MacMillan Expedition to Greenland, once again the auxiliary Schooner Bowdoin with the call WNP, and a former Canadian minesweeper, the cargo holder SS Peary with the callsign WAP. The letter P in the three letter callsign WAP, does seem to have reference to the ship Peary. The Zenith transmitter aboard the Peary was a 1 kW unit, which was noted in the United States in the 8 MHz range.

The callsign for the Bowdoin in 1931 was a regular four letter callsign WDDE; and in February 1938, the Bowdoin was noted with a radio broadcast to the United States on 4800 kHz.  QSL cards were regularly issued for the radio transmissions from the several MacMillan expeditions to Greenland.

More about radio transmissions from subsequent expeditions to Greenland next time.
(Adrian Peterson/AWR-Wavescan-NWS 554)

Product Announcement: DXtreme Monitor Log 12™


Product Announcement
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User’s Choice of Country Formats
When starting Monitor Log 12 the first time as a new user - or when creating a new secondary database - users can select the country format they want to use: NASWA Countries or ARRL Entities. Country information is fully editable when changes occur.

Finding Broadcast Stations to Monitor
The Schedule Checker lets users import schedules from Aoki, EiBi, and FCC AM web sites and display schedule data according to the filter criteria they specify. A list box lets users switch between schedule types. And users can filter schedule information by band, frequency, station, country, time of day, language, and more.

When the What’s On Now? function is activated, the schedule refreshes automatically at the top of each hour for Aoki and EiBi schedules.

For each schedule item, Schedule Checker queries the Monitor Log 12 database to let users know – through user-defined, foreground and background display colors – whether they need to monitor a station for a brand-new or verified country. Schedule Checker also displays bearing and distance, runs optional Afreet Ham CAP propagation predictions, draws optional Afreet DX Atlas azimuth plots, tunes supported radios to schedule frequencies when users double-click schedule items, and starts log entries for scheduled stations monitored.

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Monitor Log 12 integrates with optional Afreet Band Master to let users see, on its graphical interface, where hams are operating. Monitor Log 12 supplies Band Master with an Entity Needed List based on the user’s Monitor Log database, making it possible for Band Master to indicate the stations whose entities (countries) users need to monitor.

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A Links menu provides convenient access to user-specified blogs and web sites that can inform users as to where utility and other stations may be operating.

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The Last Log Entries Grid on the Monitor Log window shows up to 5000 of the most recent log entries added. Its records can be sorted, and double-clicking records displays detailed data on the Monitor Log window. Users can resize the grid columns and scroll horizontally to columns that do not appear initially. Users can also display a larger, resizable Last Log Entries window. A Properties window lets users change the order of columns, the number of log entries to display, and the font and color attributes of grids and other program components, such as: Content Tabs for describing the content monitored, Script Editor for creating and editing scripts, Direct Tune interface for tuning radios, and Comments for typing ad hoc comments.

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