Tuesday, December 31, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!



HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TEAK PUBLISHING

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Global Radio Guide (Winter 2019-2020) Now Available



Press Release:
Teak Publishing Company
P.O. Box 297
Brasstown NC 28902

For Immediate Release 5 Dec 2019

Global Radio Guide (Winter 2019-2020) Now Available at Amazon
Once again, Global Radio broadcasters have moved to the information war front lines as the world’s major superpowers have entered a new Cold War. As tensions heat up in the world’s hotspots such as eastern Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia, you can follow international events on radio, but you need an accurate and comprehensive radio guide to hear the action.

Teak Publishing is pleased to announce the release of that all-important radio guide – the Global Radio Guide (GRG), 13th edition (Winter 2019-2020) e-book, by Amazon bestselling author Gayle Van Horn W4GVH. The book was formerly known as the International Shortwave Broadcast Guide.

This Amazon 'electronic' book is your ticket to travel the Global Radio bands. The heart of this publication is a 24-hour station/frequency guide with all the latest Winter 2019-2020 schedules for selected AM band, longwave, and shortwave radio stations.

This unique resource is the only radio publication that lists by-hour schedules that include all language services, frequencies, and world target areas for over 500 stations. There are listings of DX radio programs and Internet websites addresses for many of the stations in the book. There are also entries for time and frequency stations and even a few other intriguing shortwave radio stations.

New in this 13th edition of the GRG is an introductory article: The Software Defined Radio - Bringing the World to Your Doorstep. It includes our first-ever SDR buyers guide. Gayle and Larry Van Horn have also joined forces again penning an in-depth equipment review on the new Airspy HF+Discovery SDR.

Other authors in this edition include Richard Fisher with a feature on WBCQ - The Most Powerful Shortwave Voice in North America, and The Spectrum Monitor’s Fred Waterer, with a feature on winter/holiday radio programming. The 2019-2020 winter propagation forecast is presented by international radio propagation expert, Tomas Hood NW7US. In addition to his propagation forecast, Tomas will also preview his thoughts on the new solar cycle 25.

There are also articles on Traveling the World via Shortwave Radio Broadcasts, Monitoring the Shortwave Action Bands, our exclusive Hot 1000+ shortwave frequency list, and new radio product announcements.

The 133h edition of the Global Radio Guide eBook (electronic book only, no print edition available) is available worldwide from Amazon and their various international websites at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082DNSN4P.

The price for this latest edition is US$8.99. Since this book is being released internationally, Amazon customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Australia can order this e-Book from Amazon websites directly servicing these countries. Customers in all other countries can use the regular Amazon.com website to purchase this e-Book.

You can read any Kindle eBook with Amazon’s ‘free’ reading apps on literally any electronic media platform. You do not have to own a Kindle reader from Amazon to read this e-book. There are Kindle apps available for iOS, Android, Mac and PC platforms. You can find additional details on these apps by checking out this link to the Amazon website at www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771.

Additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books can be found on the company sponsored Internet blogs – The Shortwave Central (http://mtshortwave.blogspot.com/), The Military Monitoring Post (http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), and on the Teak Publishing Company blog – The Btown Monitor Post (http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/). You can learn more about the author by going to her author page on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/GayleVan-Horn/e/B0084MVQCM/.

Global Radio listeners are routinely entertained with unique perspectives to events, music, culture, history, and news from other countries that you won’t see or hear on your local or national broadcast channels. Global Radio broadcasts are not restricted by country borders or oceans and can travel thousands of miles, reaching millions of listeners worldwide, now in over 300 different languages and dialects.

Listeners can hear shortwave broadcast stations from China, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, New Zealand, North/South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and many other counties. If you have a shortwave radio receiver or Internet connection, and this unique radio resource, you will know when and where to listen to your favorite radio broadcast station.

This publication will have wide appeal to amateur radio operators, shortwave radio hobbyists, news agencies, news buffs, educators, foreign language students, expatriates, or anyone interested in listening to a global view of world news and major events as they happen.

Teak Publishing’s Global Radio Guide brings the world to YOU ! 


Friday, December 27, 2019

Additional holiday programming on shortwave



Studio 52 Radio Group, a group of Dutch & German pirates,  have some shows via high power relays over the Christmas & New Year period:

From their website:

"Radio60 Shortwave Show on 28th December 2019 from 1200 to 1400 UTC on 11610 kHz with 100kW for Europe and surrounding areas via Yerevan/Armenia

Studio52 Happy New Year Shortwave-Show on New Year´s Day 2020 on 1st January 2020 from 10 00 to 1400 UTC on 5990 kHz with 125kW for Western Europe from Nauen/Germany

 We wish our listeners a good reception and we await your reception reports."

https://studio52radiogroup.jimdofree.com/

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL




                                   MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TEAK PUBLISHING

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas Across the Globe



To all our friends across the globe ... we send Merry Christmas Wishes in 80 languages.

At Teak Publishing we bring the world to YOU !

Afrikaans - 'n Geseende Kersfees en 'n voorspoedige Nuwejaar
Afrikaans - Een Plesierige Kerfees
Albanian -- Gezuar Krishtlindje
Arabic - I'd Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida
Armenian - Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri - Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Basque - Zorionstsu Eguberri. Zoriontsu Urte Berri On
Bengali - Bodo Din Shubh Lamona
Bohemian - Vesele Vanoce
Breton - Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian - Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Celtic - Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Chinese -
     (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
     (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
     (Hong Kong) Kung Ho Hsin Hsi. Ching Chi Shen Tan
Cornish - Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Cree - Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian - Sretan Bozic
Czech - Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish - Gladelig Jul
Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
English - Merry Christmas
Esperanto - Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian - Roomsaid Joulu Puhi
Farsi - Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish - Hyvaa joulua
French - Joyeux Noel
Frisian - Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier
German - Froehliche Weihnachten
Greek - Kala Christouyenna
Hawaiian - Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew - Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi - Bada Din Mubarak Ho
Hungarian - Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic - Gledileg Jol
Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi - Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Italian - Buon Natale or Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese - Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Kala - Khristougena kai Eftikhes to Neon Etos
Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latvian - Priecigus Ziemas Svetkus un Laimigu Jauno Gadu
Lettish - Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian - Linksmu Kaledu
Manx - Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori - Meri Kirihimete
Marathi - Shub Naya Varsh
Navajo - Merry Keshmish
Northern Sotho - Matlhatse le matlhogonolo mo ngwageng o moswa.
Norwegian - God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar
Pennsylvania German - En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei
Yaahr
Papiamento - Bon Pasku i Felis Anja Nobo
Pig Latin - Errymay ristmaskay
Polish - Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Portuguese - Feliz Natal (Used in Portugal, Brazil and several former Portuguese colonies)
Rapa-Nui - Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Romanian - Craciun Fericit
Russian - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom
Samoan - La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Serbian - Hristos se rodi
Scottish - Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur
Serbian - Hristos se rodi
Singhalese - Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slavonic - Christos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!
Slovak - Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene - Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto
Spanish - Feliz Navidad (Used in Spain as well as Mexico and most of Central and South America)
Swahili - Krismasi Njema
Swedish - God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar
Tagalog - Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil - Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal
Thai - Sawat Dee Wan Kritsamas
Turkish - Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian - Srozhdestvom Kristovym
Urdu - Bara Din Mubarak Ho
Vietnamese - Chung Mung Giang Sinh
Waray - Maupay nga Pasko ngan Mainuswagon nga Bag-o nga Tu-ig
Welsh - Nadolig Llawen
Zulu - Nginifisela inhlanhla ne mpumelelo e nyakeni

A New German voice on shortwave

SE-TA@gmx.net
Para: manuelmendezn@gmail.com
17/12/2019 12:05:07
RADIO SE-TA 2 – A NEW GERMAN VOICE ON THE SHORTWAVES!

  SAVE THE DATE! SPREAD THE WORD!

RADIO SE-TA 2 – A NEW GERMAN VOICE ON THE SHORTWAVES!

RADIO SE-TA 2 is broadcasting primarily in the German language to German citizens in Europe and the world, who live outside of Germany. Our programs include information and music from Germany and the world to maintain the connection to their home.

We will be on the air on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2019 on 6070 kHz from 09.00-11.00 UTC (10.00-12.00 CET) via Radio Channel 292, Rohrbach-Waal.

Have a good reception!
Your letters with comments, criticisms and reception reports are welcome
to:
SE-TA@web.de

We'll get back to you in 2020 with our response and ask for your valued patience.

Yours sincerely
Christoph
RADIO SE-TA 2

MERKEN SIE DEN TERMIN VOR! BITTE WEITERSAGEN!

RADIO SE-TA 2 - EINE NEUE DEUTSCHE STIMME AUF KURZWELLE!

RADIO SE-TA 2 sendet sein Programm in erster Linie in Deutsch für deutsche Staatsbürger in Europa und der Welt, die außerhalb Deutschlands leben.
Unser Programm umfasst Informationen und Musik aus Deutschland und der Welt, um die Verbindung zu ihrem Zuhause aufrecht zu erhalten.

Wir werden am Weihnachtstag, dem 25. Dezember 2019, auf 6070 kHz senden, von
09.00-11.00 UTC (10.00-12.00 Uhr MEZ) über Radio Channel 292, Rohrbach-Waal.
Wir wünschen guten Empfang!
Ihre Briefe mit Kommentaren, Kritiken und Empfangsberichten sind willkommen an:
SE-TA@web.de

Wir werden uns im Jahr 2020 mit unserer Antwort bei Ihnen melden und bitten bis dahin um Ihre geschätzte Geduld.

Ihr/Eurer
Christoph
RADIO SE-TA 2

Achtung/Attention:
SE-TA@gmx.net
- wird nur für den Versand von Informationen verwendet, nicht für die Korrespondenz!
- is used as a mailing service only, not to use for correspondence with the station!"
(Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain/HCDX)

Skyline Radio Germany - Rockin' Christmas Party 2019


PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

HELLO DEAR FREE RADIO FANS AND DXERS!

We have a special CHRISTMAS present for you:
After five years of absence there will be a special SRG-CHRISTMAS PARTY again!

We will rock the airwaves again via the facilities of our buddies of Shortwaveradio.de who kindly gave us another possibility to be on air with our CHRISTMAS show via their transmitters in Northern Germany.

If you would like to try to catch our programs, six hours on December 25th, 2019, Christmas Day, 12.00 - 18.00 UTC on 3975 kHz and another 6 hours on December 26th, 2019, Boxing Day, 09.00 - 15.00 UTC on 6160 kHz would be a good time to give us a listen again.

It'll be a "GOOD, GOOD ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS"! Drop us a line!

It might be a good chance for you to grab our one and only CHRISTMAS 2019 eQSL-card! This one is available as eQSL-card only!

We look forward to your reception reports and comments to:
SKYLINE RADIO GERMANY, P.O.Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten, The Netherlands or via e-mail to: skylineradiogermany@web.de

Have a great time with us and Good DX,
DJ Jan-Hendrik

SKYLINE RADIO GERMANY - ROCKIN 'CHRISTMAS PARTY 2019! - BITTE GERN WEITER VERBREITEN!

HALLO LIEBE FREIE RADIO FANS UND DXER!

Wir haben ein besonderes Weihnachtsgeschenk für Sie:
Nach 5 Jahren Abwesenheit gibt es wieder eine spezielle SRG-CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Wir werden die Wellen wieder über die Einrichtungen unserer Kumpels von Shortwaveradio.de rocken, die uns freundlicherweise eine weitere Möglichkeit gaben, mit unserem WEIHNACHTSPROGRAMM über ihre Sender in Norddeutschland auf Sendung zu gehen.

Wenn Sie versuchen möchten, unsere Programme zu empfangen, 6 Stunden am 25. Dezember 2019, 1. Weihnachtstag, 12.00 - 18.00 UTC auf 3975 kHz und weitere 6 Stunden am 26. Dezember 2019, 2. Weihnachtstag, 09.00 - 15.00 UTC auf 6160 kHz wäre ein guter Zeitpunkt, um uns wieder zuzuhören.

Es wird ein "GOOD, GOOD ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS"! Bitte schreiben Sie uns!

Es könnte eine gute Gelegenheit sein, unsere einzigartige CHRISTMAS 2019 eQSL-Karte zu erwerben! Diese ist aber als eQSL-Karte erhältlich!

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Empfangsberichte und Kommentare an:
SKYLINE RADIO GERMANY, Postfach 2702, 6049 ZG Herten, Niederlande oder per e-mail an: skylineradiogermany@web.de

Viel Spaß bei uns und Good DX,
DJ Jan-Hendrik
(Mendez/HCDX)

Monday, December 23, 2019

NDR Christmas "Gruss an Bord" via MBR on December 24



All times UTC/ programming in German

1900-2100 on  6030 ERV 100 kW / 305 deg to We/Central Europe
1900-2100 on  6080 NAU 125 kW / 250 deg to Northern Atlantic
1900-2100 on  9570 MOS 100 kW / 115 deg to Indian Ocean East
1900-2100 on  9740 NAU 125 kW / 130 deg to Indian Ocean West
1900-2100 on  9800 ISS 250 kW / 148 deg to Indian Ocean/SoAf
1900-2100 on 11650 ISS 250 kW / 195 deg to Southern Atlantic
2100-2300 on  6145 NAU 125 kW / 250 deg to Northern Atlantic
2100-2300 on  6155 ERV 100 kW / 305 deg to We/Central Europe
2100-2300 on  9590 ISS 250 kW / 148 deg to Indian Ocean/SoAf
2100-2300 on  9650 MOS 100 kW / 115 deg to Indian Ocean East
2100-2300 on  9720 NAU 125 kW / 130 deg to Indian Ocean West
2100-2300 on  9830 ISS 250 kW / 195 deg to Southern Atlantic
 (DX Mix-Bulgaria)
photo https://www.radioszene.de/

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Grimeton Radio / SAQ on Christmas Eve



News from the Alexander Association
Grimeton SAQ Veteran Radio Friends
www.alexander.n.se

Scheduled transmission from Grimeton Radio / SAQ on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019. In the morning of Christmas Eve, December 24, we will try to start the old Alexanderson 200 kW transmitter, from 1924 and send out a Christmas message on VLF 17.2 kHz CW. The transmitter will be tuned up from around 08:30 (07:30 UTC) and a message* will be transmitted at 09:00 (08:00 UTC).

Guests are welcome to attend the transmission at the radio station in Grimeton from 08:00 local time. The Alexander association will arrange Coffee and Christmas cookies, free of charge. No entrance fee.

For those of you who can not attend, we will broadcast the event live from Grimeton, Sweden on our YouTube Channel.

NEW !
ONLINE RECEPTION REPORT FORM - PLEASE NO E-MAIL REPORTS!
We are introducing a new online SAQ reception report form to be used by listeners to report reception of any SAQ transmissions. We are kindly asking listeners not to send SAQ reception reports via E-mail.

QSL-reports to SAQ are kindly received via:
- Reception report form at alexander.n.se/receptionreport
- or via: SM bureau
- or direct by postal mail to:
The Alexander Association
Radiostationen Grimeton 72
SE-432 98 GRIMETON
S W E D E N

The SK6SAQ amateur radio station will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 7.035 kHz CW or
– 14.035 kHz CW or
– 3.755 kHz SSB

Two stations will be on the air most of the time.
WELCOME!
World Heritage Grimeton Radio station and The Alexander Association
For further details, se grimeton.org or 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 set at short notice.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, December 22-28


From the Isle of Music, December 22-28: 
This week our special guest is Cuban jazz saxophonist Michel Herrera, who will discuss his recent album with Orquesta Aragon. AND, a Cuban Christmas surprise at the end.

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, December 22 and 24
Episode 144 is our Christmas/Hannukah edition. We promise you that it will include some music you have never heard before.

The transmissions take place: 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, December 20, 2019

Texas Radio Shortwave, Christmas broadcast

Texas Radio Shortwave will transmit a preview of its Christmas Day broadcasts at 2200 UTC on Sunday, December 22, 2019.  Frequency will be 6950 kHz or somewhere nearby.

TRSW will send a special limited-edition eQSL for detailed, correct reports to texasradiosw@....

The Christmas Day broadcasts will be at 1400 and 2100 UTC over Channel292 on 6070 and 7440 kHz.  A different limited-edition eQSL will be offered for detailed, correct reports to the same email address.

Pictures of the eQSLs and information about TRSW can be found at https://www.facebook.com/texasradiosw.

73 de tc
(Terry Colgan, Austin, Texas USA/BDXC)


New frequency updates

All times UTC

Clandestine, Denge Welat
Effective: 18 December, 2019
(see 17 December blog post for additional frequency information)

0330-0500 7360 ISS*250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex  7350
0500-0559 7360 ISS*250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
*unregistered in HFCC, 08-12UT other new 13730 also unregistered!
Radiowar between BRB Denge Welat and TRT continues:
1200-1500 on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish BRB, fair
1200-1500 on 11530 EMR 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Turkish TRT, weak

Clandestine, Voice of Freedom
Effective: 19 December, 2019
KOREA SOUTH   Frequency change Voice of Freedom VOF December 19
0300-0800 5920 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, ex 6045
0900-1400 5920 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, ex 6045
1500-2000 5920 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, ex 6045
2100-0200 5920 HWA 010 kW / non-dir to NEAs Korean, ex 6045

United States, WRMI - 3, Okeechobee, Florida
Effective: 17 December, 2019
2100-0100 9425*YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm English Dly Supreme Master TV
0100-0200 9425*YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm Spanish Tue-Sat RAE Argentina
0100-0200 9425*YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm English Sun/Mon WRMI programs
* instead 5800 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm English & Spanish, re-ex 6060
2100-0200 on  9425 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm English NOT IN HFCC DATABASE!

United States, KNLS The New Life Station
Effective: 18 December, 2019
1000-1100 9715 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#1, ex 9665
And other registered new frquencies via tx#2, but inactive at present
1000-1100 9605 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#2, ex 6115
1200-1300 9635*NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#2, x 11670
*at same time 9635 BKO 050 kW / non-dir to WeAf French R.Mali Bamako
(DX Bulgaria 19 December 2019)

Shortwave Radiogram, weekend schedule

Hello friends,

By way of a holiday card, above is last weekend's painting of the fir tree, received by Michael in the UK, 15 December 2019, 2330-2400 UTC, 7780 kHz from WRMI Florida. Thanks to all who sent  reports last weekend, with many nice (nice and clear and nice and fuzzy) MFSK images. You can see many examples at the Twitter account @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram .

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 130) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC) and by Ralf in Germany and Jeff in Oklahoma (both Sunday 2330 UTC). Jeff used Fldigi, successfully, with a Raspberry Pi Zero!. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend, 19-22 December 2019 (program 131), is our annual Holiday Spectacular! After the program introduction in MFSK32, we switch to MFSK64 to transmit fifteen images of holiday decorations from around the United States. Then back to MFSK32 for the closing announcements.

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter

Saturday  0330-0400 UTC 9265 kHz  WINB Pennsylvania
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. 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

Holiday Programming List

All times UTC

Germany - Channel 292 
Tue 24 Dec 6070
   R Nordzee Top 50: 0600, 0700
   SuperClan R: 0800
   R Ohne Namen: 1000, 1100, 1200, 18002030, 2130, 2230
   Korches R.: 1300, 1400
   Crusader R: 1500
   Radio Rock A.M.: 1600
   Easy Listening: 1700
   From The Isle of Music: 1900
   Uncle Bills Melting Pot: 2000

Wed 25 Dec 6070
   Jammin Oldes: 0600, 0700
   SuperClan R: 0800
   SE-TA 2: 0900, 1000
   R Ohne Namen: 1100, 1200, 1300
   R Texas Shortwave: 1400, 2100, also on 7440
   Crusader R: 1900
   Easy Listening: 2000

Thu 26 Dec 6070khz  (*=100kW via Nauen)
   Jammin Oldes: 0600, 0700
   SuperClan R: 0800
   R Klein Paris: 0900*
   SM R Dessau: 1000*
   Goldrausch 6070: 1100*
   R Power Rumpel: 1200*
   Decade AM: 1300*
   R Ohne Namen: 1400*
   Hit AM: 1500*
   Jake FM: 1600*
   Easy Listening: 1700
   Just Right: 1900
(via http://www.channel292.de/schedule-6070-khz/)

Germany - NDR 
  "Gruß an Bord" "Greetings on Board"
Tue 24 Dec - 1900-2300
 Pt 1 = 1900-2100: 6030  6080  9570  9740  9800 11650
 Pt 2 = 2100-2300: 6145  6155  9590  9675  9740 9830 https://tinyurl.com/vdqds25

Google translates: NDR Info sends the "Greeting on board" from 20:05 to
22:00 CET. This is followed by the transmission of the Christmas Mass from the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Bochum-Wattenscheid from 22 to 23.15 CET. Then you will hear the second part of "Greetings on Board" until midnight CET.

It has tradition and exudes a very special pre-Christmas mood: On Christmas Eve greetings are sent to the seafarers around the world from 8:05 pm - 10:00 pm and from 11:15 pm - midnight on NDR Info. And on the most different channels and technical ways, so that the greetings and messages can be guaranteed to be received on all seven seas.

The ship's crews have several options to receive the program "Greeting on Board". Also the shortwave belongs to it.  The live streams of the program (20.05 to 22 clock and 23.15 clock to 24 clock MEZ) can be found here: NDR Info and NDR Info Special.

In addition, there is the possibility to listen to the program via the NDR radio app. NDR Info can also be received via FM, DAB + and DVB-S radio, NDR Info special only via DAB + and DVB-S radio.

So that all crew members on board - on the seas or in the harbors can receive the traditional program, the NDR radio has also rented shortwave frequencies:

 From 19:00 - 21:00
Frequency target area
6080 kHz Atlantic - North
11650 kHz Atlantic - South
9800 kHz Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9740 kHz Indian Ocean - West
9570 kHz Indian Ocean - East
6030 kHz Europe

 From 21:00 - 23:00
Frequency target area
6145 kHz Atlantic - North
9830 kHz Atlantic - South
9590 kHz Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9740 kHz Indian Ocean - West
9675 kHz Indian Ocean - East
6155 kHz Europe
(Via Harald Kuhl in BDXC-UK)

Japan - NHK World R Japan  
Friends Around the World - Letters & Songs Sun 29 Dec - 0510-0530: 6155, 7410, 9860 Sun 29 Dec - 1110-1130: 11825, Sun 29 Dec - 1410-1430: 6165, 11925

We look back at 2019 and talk about what's been making news in Japan.

Write to us and we'll send you a special program sticker!

Our postal address is: English Service, NHK World Japan, Tokyo 150-8001, Japan.
If you'd rather send an email, go to “Contact” form at: http://www.nhk.jp/rj.
(via NHK Website)

United Kingdom - BBC World Service
  50 More Things That Made The Modern Economy: Santa Sun 22 Dec - 1050-1100 Online
   Therefore shortwave airings possibly as:
   Sat 21 Dec - 0550-0600   5875, 6005, 6195
   Sun 22 Dec - 2250-2300  3915, 5890, 5960, 6150
-
Why does Father Christmas Wear Red and White?
It is not for the reason you may think. Tim Harford tells the story of Christmas and consumerism.
Produced by Ben Crighton for the BBC World Service.
(Via BBC Media Centre)

The sounds of Christmas will come from Manchester, England as Heart And Soul hears the choirs that represent the rich diversity of this city as they share the songs which say “Christmas” to them.

We will start in the heart of Manchester’s Caribbean community with the multi-cultural Inspirational Voices Choir and hear how their faith is empowered by the inspirational songs they sing.

WAST, a choir of women asylum seekers, tell us about the Christmas they have left behind and what it means to them to come together.
(Via BBC Media Centre)

A Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols
Tue 24 Dec - 1500-1630: 7445, 7485, 15400, 17640, 17830
(scheduled freq from 1600 but may be on-air earlier; other frequencies may also be used)

Service marks for many people around the world the beginning of Christmas.

It is based around nine Bible readings, which tell the story of the loving purposes of God. They are interspersed with carols old and new, sung by the world famous Choir Of King’s College Cambridge, who also lead the congregation in traditional Christmas hymns.
Produced by Tim Allen for the BBC World Service.
(Via BBC Media Centre)

Newshour Christmas Quiz
Wed 25 Dec - 0900-0950 Online
Therefore shortwave airings possibly as:
Wed 25 Dec - 2000-2100 11810, 12095

They can ask the tough questions - but do they know the answers? On 25 December, Newshour on BBC World Service Radio will put its hosts to the test in the tenth annual Newshour Christmas Quiz.

MC James Coomarasamy will find out what his colleagues Tim Franks, James Menendez, Rebecca Kesby and Paul Henley can remember about the events of 2019. Big brains or blank faces: what do you think?
Produced by Paul Schuster for the BBC World Service.
(Via BBC Media Centre)

Correspondents Look Ahead
Friday 27 Dec - 0900-1000 online
   Therefore shortwave airings possibly as:
   Sat 28 Dec - 0006-0100 5875, 5970
   Sat 28 Dec - 0406-0500 7285, 9410, 9915

Lyse Doucet and a panel of top BBC journalists analyse some of the key events happening around the world and try to forecast the key trends, events and personalities of 2020.
Produced by Hugh Levinson for the BBC World Service
(Via BBC Media Centre)

The Arts Hour Holiday Comedy
Saturday 28 Dec 2000-2100 Online
Therefore shortwave airings possibly as:
Sat 28 Dec - 2006-2100  11810, 12095
Wed 1 Jan - 0006-0100   5875, 5970

In a special program, The Arts Hour celebrates the New Year with a showcase of the brightest and funniest comedians from around the world.

Malawian stand-up Daliso Chaponda hosts the international line-up which includes Sofie Hagen, Janine Harouni, Eshaan Akbar, Masud Milas and Brodi Snook. The array of comedy talent will be tackling global issues and asking what’s next for the world in 2020.
Produced by Olivia Skinner for the BBC World Service
(Via BBC Media Centre)

In The Studio: Singing For The Pope
Tuesday 31 Dec - 1130-1200 Online
Therefore shortwave airing possibly:
Tue 31 Dec - 1132-1200  6195, 9580, 11945
Tue 31 Dec - 2132-2200 11810, 12095
Tue 31 Dec - 2332-2400  3915, 5890, 6195, 11825
 Tue 37 Jan - 0332-0400  6195, 7285

In this special festive edition of In The Studio, Glyn Tansley goes behind the facade of the Vatican to meet the members of the oldest choir in the world, as they prepare for the biggest night on their calendar.

The Sistine Chapel Choir has a history dating back 1500 years, but it’s still one of the most active cultural institutions at the very heart of the Vatican.

It also has the prestige of being the Pope’s personal choir, performing for him whenever he’s in St Peter’s Basilica. As the Holy Father’s personal choir, it is called upon to play an ecumenical role, contributing to bringing together in art what has been separated by history and politics.

In their rehearsal room we meet the men and boys who make up the choir, as they prepare for Christmas Mass, an event watched around the world by millions of worshiper's. We’ll come to understand why being in this choir so important to them, and the pressures of always being on display through the Vatican’s global TV and radio services.

This is a rare glimpse into the real lives at the heart of an ancient tradition.
Produced by Glyn Tansley and Lyndon Jones for the BBC World Service
(Via BBC Media Centre)

United States - Adventist World Radio 
AWR Wavescan
All airings week commencing 22 December

A special program of Christmas music

Sunday 22 Dec
   0230 WRMI: 7780
   0430 WWCR: 4840
   0600 Voice of Hope, Zambia: 9680 11680
   0930 WRMI: 5950
   1200 IRRS: 9510
   1430 WRMI: 9955
   1600 AWR: 9580, 17730
   2100 WRMI: 7780

Monday 23 Dec
   0100 WRMI: 7780
   0330 WRMI: 5985
   0800 WRMI: 5850 5950 7730
   1415 WRMI: 9955
   2300 WRMI: 9955

Tuesday 24 Dec
   0030 WRMI: 7730
   0130 WRMI: 7780
   0330 WRMI: 5985
   1330 WRMI: 15770
   1930 IRRS Italy: 7290

Wednesday 25 Dec
   0200 WRMI: 9955

Thursday 26 Dec
   0030 WRMI: 7730
   0100 WRMI: 9955
   0130 WRMI: 7780

Friday 27 Dec
   0330 WINB: 9265

Saturday 28 Dec
   0100 WRMI: 7780
   0400 WRMI: 9955
   1200 WRMI: 9955
   1600 KVOH: 17775
   2015 WRMI: 7780
   2330 WRMI: 9955
(Alan Roe/BDXC)
(portions edited for clarity by Teak Publishing)


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Christmas programming from 16 Gwendoline Street



16 Gwendoline Street programming

Saturday, December 21
1930 UTC on 7290 kHz

Sunday, December 22
1230 UTC on 9510 kHz




Saturday, December 28
1930 UTC on 7290 kHz

Sunday, December 29
1230 UTC on 9510 kHz

During programming there will be live streaming at www.nexus.org/mp3

Additional streams at www.nexus.org/mp3
Friday, December 20 at 2330 UTC.
Saturday, December 21 at 0530, 2030 and 2230 UTC.
Friday, December 27 at 2330 UTC.
Saturday, December 28 at 0530, 2030 and 2230 UTC.
(Stephen Jones)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Australia Calling: A look at 80 years of Radio Australia and ABC international broadcasting


By Michael Vincent and Michael Walsh
The history of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is a story of Australia's relationship with Asia and the Pacific.

But the ABC's international operations have come a long way from their origins in 1939.

Designed to compete as a propaganda service during World War II, radio programs were broadcast in the languages of both Australia's allies and its enemies: initially in French, Dutch, German and Spanish, and after 1942 in Japanese, Thai, Indonesian and Mandarin.
Additional story at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-16/abc-celebrating-80-years-of-international-broadcasting/11783252


Brazilian Radio Station Antenna Destroyed in Arson Attack

HAVANA TIMES – Brazilian authorities must thoroughly investigate the arson attack against broadcaster radio Aliança FM and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

In the early hours of December 3, unidentified assailants burned down the broadcast antenna of Brazilian community radio station Aliança FM in the city of Choró, in Ceará state, according to local news reports. No one was harmed in the attack, which destroyed the antenna, according to those reports.

“The arson attack on community radio station Aliança FM is deeply disturbing. The police in Ceara should thoroughly investigate the attack, bring those responsible to justice, and take all necessary measures to ensure that radio journalists can report safely,” said Natalie Southwick, CPJ’s Central and South America program coordinator, in New York. “The harassment and intimidation of community radio journalists directly affects people’s access to information, especially in remote areas.”

Marcolino Borges, the founder and editor-in-chief of Aliança FM, told CPJ via phone that he was at home when someone who lives near the antenna location called him, between 1 and 2 a.m. on December 3, saying the antenna was on fire. Borges said he arrived at the antenna soon after and found it destroyed, with its equipment shed on fire. He said he called the police, and that they arrived and opened an investigation into the attack.

The radio’s studio is located in a different area than the antenna, and was not attacked, Borges said.

Borges told CPJ that he co-founded Aliança FM–originally known as Pioneira FM—in 2005, and said it had received many threats for its broadcasts over the years in relation to its coverage of local news and politics.

Borges added that he has been in a long-running dispute with Otacio Dantas Filho, a former mayor of Choro, who was unhappy with the station’s coverage of local politics and had threatened to “end” radio Aliança FM.

Borges said that, since September 2018, Dantas Filho has tried to jam radio Aliança FM’s broadcasts by transmitting radio signals on the same frequency. Borges said he filed a complaint with the National Telecommunications Agency, which shut down Dantas Filho’s station last year, but added that Dantas Filho had recently resumed broadcasting on Aliança FM’s frequency.

In a phone interview with CPJ, Dantas Filho said that he had nothing to do with the attack on the antenna and that he had never interfered in Aliança FM’s broadcasts. Dantas Filho said that Borges stole radio equipment from him in the past, an accusation that Borges denied to CPJ.

Dantas Filho told CPJ that he believes radio stations should not cover local politics, and said he would give a statement to police if asked.

Tim Carlos, a representative of the Community Radios National Association, and Vanderlei Barbosa, a representative of the Radio Journalists Union in the Quixadá region, which includes Choró, confirmed in emails to CPJ that there had been an ongoing dispute over radio broadcast rights in the city.

The Secretary of Public Security and Social Defense sent a statement to CPJ via email saying that authorities’ initial findings indicated that someone cut the cables supporting the antenna and then set it on fire using a flammable liquid, and said that no explosive devices were found at the scene.

The statement also said that the Civil Police are interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence, but that no further details could be shared in order to avoid jeopardizing the investigation.

Since the beginning of 2018, Brazilian radio journalists have been subject to death threats, bombing attacks, a drive-by shooting, and threats from politicians, according to CPJ reporting. At least two radio reporters, Jairo Souza and Jefferson Pureza Lopes, have been killed in that time, according to CPJ research.
(Havana Times)

Photo at Havana Times: https://havanatimes.org/news/brazilian-radio-station-antenna-destroyed-in-arson-attack/

News and Frequency Updates


All times UTC

Australia
Jan Sorensen of Danish station Radio Oz Viola has announced new times for the station's weekend broadcasts to avoid interference from Radio Free Asia on 5820.

He writes on Facebook:
"Two radio stations have been started / moved to the frequency '5820 kHz.' (RFA and CNR1). Sometimes you can hear one, other times the other. RFA (Radio Free Asia from US) and CNR1 which is a Chinese government controlled transmitter. They start at 14:45 UTC and end again at 17:00 UTC. They produce some powerful side bands at our 5825 kHz frequency. Therefore, it is decided that we move our two hours forward starting at 12:00 UTC and ending at 14:00 UTC (13:00 to 15:00 CET)."
Oz Viola uses 5825 kHz
(Paul Watson/BDXC)

Clandestine, Denge Welat
Updated schedule of BRB Denge Welat, December 17
0330-0459 on  7350 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish unchanged
0500-0559 NF 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
0600-0700 NF 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
0700-0800 NF 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175
0800-1200 NF 13730 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175
1200-1300 NF 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175
1300-1500 NF 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
1500-1659 NF 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
1600-1700 on  9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish additional
1700-1959 on  9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish unchanged
2000-2200 on  9525 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish unchanged

Monitoring 17 December 2019
0600-0700 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 11540
0700-0800 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175
from 0800 13730 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish, ex 15175 until 1300UT?
(DX Bulgaria 17 Dec 2019)

United Kingdom
The RadioMondes Facebook thread carried this statement from Lagardere Active, the French media company who own Europe Number One last Friday (Google edited translation of French)

" I confirm that the broadcast of Europe 1 is not intended to become permanent on longwave
This broadcast consumes a lot of energy, which is not very green.
In addition, the population listening to our programs through this means decrease from year to year. Today, there are much more powerful ways to listen to our programs with much more comfort and quality regardless of the area in France or abroad (FM, smartphone app, website, connected speakers). To date, I confirm that no date is set for this stop, but the more we move forward in time, the closer the date.
Have a nice weekend."
(Mike Barraclough/BDXC)

Vanuatu
Post by VBTC Vanuatu on their Facebook page now shows a schedule (times in local time UTC+11 so I've added UTC time. Note use of new 5040, also used by RHC Cuba and AIR Jeypore):
"VBTC Technical team wetem ol technician blong Kordia mo Hanjin oli stap testem ol frequencies blong Short Wave Transmitters long ol following frequencies mo ol time ia:

0600-0900   3945 (1900-2200 UT)
0900-1200   5040 (2200-0100 UT)
1200-1800   7260 (0100-0700 UT)
1800-2200   5040 (0700-1100 UT)
(Mendez/HCDX)






Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins



Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2019 Dec 16 0128 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 09 - 15 December 2019

Solar activity was very low throughout the period. No active regions with sunspots were observed and no earth-directed CMEs were detected in satellite imagery.

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 week.

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet to unsettled on 09 and 11 Dec with quiet conditions observed throughout the remainder of the period.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 16 December - 11 January 2020

Solar activity is expected to be very quiet 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 21-25 Dec. Normal and normal to moderate flux levels are expected throughout the remainder of the period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on 18-19 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS influence. Quiet and quiet to unsettled conditions are expected to persist throughout the remainder of the outlook period.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2019 Dec 16 0128 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2019-12-16
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Dec 16      70           5          2
2019 Dec 17      70           5          2
2019 Dec 18      70          12          4
2019 Dec 19      70          12          4
2019 Dec 20      70           8          3
2019 Dec 21      70           8          3
2019 Dec 22      70           5          2
2019 Dec 23      70           5          2
2019 Dec 24      70           5          2
2019 Dec 25      70           5          2
2019 Dec 26      70           5          2
2019 Dec 27      70           5          2
2019 Dec 28      70           5          2
2019 Dec 29      70           5          2
2019 Dec 30      70           5          2
2019 Dec 31      70           5          2
2020 Jan 01      70           5          2
2020 Jan 02      70           5          2
2020 Jan 03      70           5          2
2020 Jan 04      70           5          2
2020 Jan 05      70           5          2
2020 Jan 06      70           5          2
2020 Jan 07      70           5          2
2020 Jan 08      70           5          2
2020 Jan 09      70           5          2
2020 Jan 10      70           5          2
2020 Jan 11      70           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, December 14, 2019

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, December 15-21





From the Isle of Music, December 15-21: 

This week our special guest is Maria Victoria, who will discuss the her new album Entre Cuerdas; we will also listen to more jam sessions by Estrellas de Areito.

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

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, December 15 and 17: 

Episode 143 features all-female groups from the US, Cuba and North Korea.
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

f 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  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, December 13, 2019

Calendar to Begin Your DX Year




a reminder to our followers ....

John Schneider’s (W9FGH) epic Radio Historian’s calendars are always a treat for radio aficionados. His latest, the Radio Historian’s 2020 Calendar, is no exception. Perhaps the best ever, it is packed with colorized black and white photos of radio facilities, mostly studios and mostly pictures taken in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Highlights include the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, Orson Welles and Burns & Allen.

This new edition should not be missed by radio hobbyists-it's a great addition to your listening post. But wait there's more. John's website, The Radio Historian features a collection of articles and photographs about early radio broadcasting in the United States.
Go to http://www.theradiohistorian.org/ to find out what you're missing.

Atlantic 2000 International scheduled for December 14 broadcast





Atlantic 2000 International, will be on the air on Saturday 14 December with two hours of programming

09:00 to 10:00 UTC on 6070 and 7440 kHz via Channel 292, and online
10:00 to 11:00 UTC online only

Stream addresses are available at http://radioatlantic2000.free.fr

Only detailed reception reports will be confirmed by eQSL.

Good listening!

Visit our website: http://radioatlantic2000.free.fr Listen to our Podcasts and follow us:

Radio Caroline set for December 14-15 broadcast



Join us on the River Blackwater for the final Radio Caroline North broadcast of 2019 over the weekend 14th - 15th December

This month's sponsor is Rush Jets and our on-air competition is sponsored by Rush Jets and sister company Inflight Goods, who are kindly providing three gents Rotary watches as prizes.

We're LIVE from our historic radio-ship Ross Revenge on the River Blackwater, Essex. Listen in on 648 AM in the South and South-East, on 1368 AM in the North and North-West courtesy of our friends at Manx Radio, around the world online here, on various apps and radio players, and on your smart speakers – "Hey Alexa (or Siri), play Radio Caroline!"

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
(BDXC)

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedule

Hello friends,

I hope you are enjoying the festive season. Above, from Georg in Germany, a very nice Christmas card in the form of his decode of the Capitol Christmas Tree, artistically enhanced by shortwave, during the 0800-0830 UTC broadcast, 8 December 2019, 5850 kHz from WRMI Florida. This 0800 UTC transmission is receivable and decodable in Europe only during the weeks before and after the winter solstice.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 129) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC), 2010DFS in Japan and kurama10goo in Japan (both Sunday 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz), Ralf in Germany, Jeff in Oklahoma, and HFZone somewhere (all Sunday 2330 UTC). Also from Sunday at 2330 UTC, a video tweet from @K7al_L3afta in Morocco. 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   .

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 130, 12-15 December 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:39  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:46  Iran internet shutdown as a harbinger
 6:16  MFSK64: Biofuel blend for ships*
 9:51  First flight of all-electric commercial aircraft*
13:20  This week's images*
28:16  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 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,

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 






Encore-Classical Music on Radio Tumbril, weekend schedule update



This coming weekend Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcasting on a new and even better frequency via WWCR in Tennessee.* *Saturday 14th December 21:00 UTC 9350 kHz - this is the afternoon in US and Canada and the signal should carry to western Europe too.* This replaces the 01:00 Broadcast by WWCR on 6115 kHz.

Encore - Classical Music this weekend is - of course - being broadcast as usual by Channel 292 (Europe) on 6070 kHz at 15:00 UTC Sunday 15th December.
And by WBCQ on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday 16th December.

There is a repeat on 6070 kHz on Friday 20th December at 19:00 UTC.

Do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com . We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports.

*This week's programme *starts with a Mozart piano trio, then a couple of absorbing contemporary works, followed by two songs about the cold from Schubert. Vaughan Williams next with The Banks of Green Willow. The second half of the show has some Rossini, Jennifer Higdon, Malcolm Arnold and finishes with O Let me Weep from Purcell's The Fairy Queen.
Tune in if you can.

Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.

*Help needed at Channel 292 in Germany.* 292 is struggling financially.
They are renting out airtime to the Overcomer Ministry to try and bring in funds. Revenue is dependent on feedback - please help them by sending a simple reception report to:

lasttime@overcomerministry.org       mail to:lasttime@overcomerministry.org

In the meantime - thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril.

Regular Broadcast times are:
15:00 - 16:00 UTC Sunday, and repeated 19:00 - 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany).
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ - (Maine).
(A Roe/BDXC)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Additional frequency updates

All times UTC

Clandestine, National Unity Radio
Frequency & time change
1100-1200 on  7355*DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, additional
1200-1300 on  7355*DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, x 7235 kHz
1300-1400 on  9445 DB  100 kW / 071 deg to NEAs Korean, additional
* co-ch same  7355 GB  250 kW / 183 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti

Radio Romania International
Frequency change 
Effective 10 December, 2019   
2300-2356 on 9620 TIG 300 kW / 052 deg to EaAs English tx#2, ex 6050*
*to avoid on  6050 LHA 100 kW / 290 deg to EaAs Chinese PBS Xizang
(DX Bulgaria 10 Dec 2019)

Are Digital Radio Coverage Maps Useful?

Visual representation of digital radio implementation around the world can cause confusion unless properly represented  

Ruxandra Obreja
The author is chairman of Digital Radio Mondiale.

A picture is worth a thousand words and a digital radio coverage map might be worth a million dollars or more in business.

We might stress in documents and presentations the undeniable benefits of digital radio: Better audio, extra data, more choice, emergency warning capability and less spectrum. For DRM specifically the list also includes, the capacity to offer improved audio and data for large or local coverage very often using the existing basic infrastructure.

Additional story at: ps://tinyurl.com/wawyzyo
(Radio World)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2019 Dec 09 0053 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
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#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 02 - 08 December 2019

Solar activity was very low throughout the period. No active regions with sunspots were observed and no earth-directed CMEs were detected in satellite imagery.

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 week.

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet throughout the week under a nominal solar wind regime.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 09 December - 04 January 2020

Solar activity is expected to be very 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 13-14 and 21-25 Dec. Normal and normal to moderate flux levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on 18-19 Dec due to the influence of a recurrent, positive polarity CH HSS. Generally quiet and quiet to unsettled conditions, and are expected to prevail for the remainder of the outlook period.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2019-12-09
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Dec 09      70           8          3
2019 Dec 10      70           5          2
2019 Dec 11      70           5          2
2019 Dec 12      70           5          2
2019 Dec 13      70           8          3
2019 Dec 14      70           8          3
2019 Dec 15      70           5          2
2019 Dec 16      70           5          2
2019 Dec 17      70           5          2
2019 Dec 18      70          12          4
2019 Dec 19      70          10          4
2019 Dec 20      70          10          3
2019 Dec 21      70          10          3
2019 Dec 22      70           5          2
2019 Dec 23      70           5          2
2019 Dec 24      70           5          2
2019 Dec 25      70           5          2
2019 Dec 26      70           5          2
2019 Dec 27      70           5          2
2019 Dec 28      70           5          2
2019 Dec 29      70           5          2
2019 Dec 30      70           5          2
2019 Dec 31      70           5          2
2020 Jan 01      70           5          2
2020 Jan 02      70           5          2
2020 Jan 03      70           5          2
2020 Jan 04      70           5          2
(NOAA)

Winter frequency updates



All times UTC

Botswana
Frequency change of Voice of America via Botswana relay
Effective: 06 December, 2019
Hausa
0700-0730 15165 BOT 100 kW / 350 deg to WCAf (ex 11720)


Frequency change of China, CNR-1 in DRM mode registered in HFCC:
1000-1200 9870 QIQ 030 kW / 203 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 13710

China, China Radio International via Cerrik, Albania relay
Inactive frequencies of CRI
0500-0657 on  5985 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf Arabic
0500-0657 on  7210 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf Arabic
0500-0657 on  9590 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
0500-0557 on  7220 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME English
0600-0657 on 11750 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME English
0700-0857 on 11785 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
0700-0857 on 11855 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu Chinese
0900-0957 on  7285 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Romanian
0900-0957 on  9460 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Romanian, now on new 15260 URU?
1100-1157 on  7220 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Bulgarian, now on new 15180 URU?
1200-1257 on  7345 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Serbian, now on new 15180 URU?
1100-1257 on 13665 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
1400-1557 on 11920 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
1400-1557 on 13670 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
1500-1557 on  7345 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Turkish
1600-1757 on  9555 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic
1600-1757 on 11725 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf Arabic
1800-1957 on  5970 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu French
1800-1957 on  6055 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
2000-2157 on  5960 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English
2000-2157 on  6185 CER 150 kW / 193 deg to EaAf Arabic
2000-2157 on  7215 CER 150 kW / 140 deg to N/ME Arabic

Active frequencies of China Radio International via Cerrik
1500-1557 on  9565 CER 150 kW / non-dir to SEEu Turkish
1600-1757 on  5970 CER 150 kW / 330 deg to WeEu German
1600-1757 on  7380 CER 150 kW / 330 deg to WeEu German
1800-1957 on  7360 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu French
1800-1957 on  7385 CER 150 kW / 240 deg to NWAf French
2000-2157 on  7285 CER 150 kW / 310 deg to WeEu English

2200-0357 CRI via Cerrik, please check if active or inactive
2200-2257 on  6175 CER 150 kW / 280 deg to SoEu Portuguese
2200-2357 on  7210 CER 150 kW / 280 deg to SoEu Spanish
2300-2357 on  6175 CER 150 kW / 280 deg to SoEu Spanish
0000-0157 on  6020 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm English
0000-0157 on  9570 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm English
0200-0357 on  6020 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm Chinese
0200-0357 on  9570 CER 300 kW / 305 deg to NoAm Chinese

Clandestine, Shiokaze / Sea Breeze
Effective: 06 December 2019
1300-1400 6145 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 6085 and 2nd freq.
same time 7245 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 7310 is as follows
1300-1330 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Wed/Fri; English Thu
1330-1400 Korean Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue; English Thu
1600-1700 5955 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 6095 and 2nd freq.
same time 6020 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 7325 is as follows
1600-1630 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Wed/Fri; English Thu
1630-1700 Korean Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue; English Thu

Frequency changes of Furusato no Kaze via Shiokaze
Effective: 06 December 2019
1405-1435 6070 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Daily, ex 7260
1405-1435 6095 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Daily, ex 7325
(DX Bulgaria 08 Dec 2019)

United States, WRMI-3 Okeechobee
Effective 06 December, 2019
2100-0100 NF  5800*YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm English Dly Supreme Master TV
0100-0200 NF  5800*YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm Spanish Tue-Sat RAE Argentina
0100-0200 NF  5800*YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm English Sun/Mon WRMI programs
* instead of  6060 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to LaAm to avoid on same frequency at
0100-0200 on  6060 BAU 100 kW / 010 deg to ENAm Spanish Radio Habana Cuba RHC
(DX Bulgaria 08 Dec 2019)


Friday, December 06, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedules


Hello friends,
Seasonal propagation – nearing the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere – has resulted in interesting reception in many parts of the world. The Sunday 0800-0830 broadcast is now almost routinely received in Europe, more likely on 5850 kHz which is beamed in that direction from WRMI Florida, rather than 7730 kHz which is directed more towards western North America and the Pacific. Reception of this broadcast is also now possible in Japan, with both 5850 and 7730 worth trying.
Even if the images are fuzzy or can’t be decoded at all, the text might be largely successful, especially the slower MFSK mode. It is helpful if you estimate what percentage of the text characters decoded correctly, in your reports via email and to the Twitter account @SWRadiogram .
Speaking of reports, during the past week, I received the first reception report to Shortwave Radiogram from a cruise ship. It was from Jake aboard Holland America’s MS Rotterdam, off the Pacific Coast of Central America. A few years ago I received and decoded VOA Radiogram on another Holland America ship, in the Caribbean, out on our stateroom’s balcony, in heavy seas, with occasional saltwater spray.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 128) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Sunday 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz), Jeff in Oklahoma and HFZone (location unknown) (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 nine images.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 129, 5-9 December 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:44 MFSK32: Program preview
 2:55 Canadian Coast Guard completes 2019 Arctic operations*
 9:04 MFSK64: Satellite accidentally captures comet outburst*
13:18 Businesses need to rethink where they put cell towers*
17:49 This week's images
28:10 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 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. 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 (Wednesdays 7 pm EST) on 3536 kHz USB.
Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim

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