Monday, May 20, 2019

Voice of Tibet frequency update



Frequency changes of clandestine station, Voice of Tibet from May 20

All times UTC / 100 kW

1230-1236 on 11661 to CeAs Tibetan, ex  9899
1236-1242 on 11661 to CeAs Tibetan, ex  9886
1242-1300 on 11661 to CeAs Tibetan, ex  9876
1300-1305 on  9899 to CeAs Tibetan, ex  9886
1305-1311 on  9891 to CeAs Tibetan, ex  9876
1311-1334 on  9884 to CeAs Tibetan, ex  9876
1330-1400 on  9826 to CeAs Tibetan unchanged
1334-1400 on  9876 to CeAs Tibetan unchanged
(DX Bulgaria 20 May 2019)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 13 - 19 May 2019

Solar activity was at very low to low levels, with low-level activity observed on 15 May due to a C2.0/SN flare from Region 2741 (N05 L=272, class/area Hsx/160 on 15 May). Very low-level activity was observed for the remainder of the period. Two eruptions were observed in coronagraph imagery, but were directed east and determined to not be geo effective.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at high levels on 13, 15, and 16 May. Normal to moderate levels were observed for the remaining days in the period.

Geomagnetic field activity reached G3 (Major) storm levels on 14 May due to effects from a CME that erupted on 11 May. G3 storm conditions were observed during the 14/0600-0900 UTC synoptic period, with G2 storm conditions occurring in the 14/0300-0600 UTC period. Active conditions occurred in the 14/0900-1200 and 14/1800-2100 UTC periods. Solar wind parameters at the DSCOVR spacecraft were enhanced with Bt reaching as high as 15 nT accompanied by prolonged periods of southward Bz. Solar wind speed reached a maximum of 568 km/s. Unsettled conditions were observed on 16-17 May. Quiet conditions were observed for the remainder of the summary period.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 20 May - 15 June 2019

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at high levels on 21-24 May and 29 May - 02 June due to coronal hole high speed stream effects. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the remainder of the period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at active levels on 29 May due to recurrent coronal hole activity. Quiet to unsettled levels are expected for the remainder of the period.


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#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 May 20      69           8          3
2019 May 21      69           8          3
2019 May 22      68           8          3
2019 May 23      67           5          2
2019 May 24      67           5          2
2019 May 25      67           5          2
2019 May 26      67           5          2
2019 May 27      67           5          2
2019 May 28      67          10          3
2019 May 29      67          12          4
2019 May 30      70           8          3
2019 May 31      72          10          3
2019 Jun 01      74           5          2
2019 Jun 02      76           5          2
2019 Jun 03      76           5          2
2019 Jun 04      76           5          2
2019 Jun 05      76           5          2
2019 Jun 06      76           5          2
2019 Jun 07      76           5          2
2019 Jun 08      76           5          2
2019 Jun 09      76           5          2
2019 Jun 10      76           5          2
2019 Jun 11      74           5          2
2019 Jun 12      72           5          2
2019 Jun 13      72           5          2
2019 Jun 14      70           5          2
2019 Jun 15      70           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

China Radio International schedule via Bamako, Mali relay


relay via Bamako, Mali

All times UTC

1400-1557 on 13685 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf English
1400-1557 on 17630 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English
1600-1657 on 15125 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to CEAf Arabic
1600-1657 on 17880 BKO 100 kW / 020 deg to NEAf Arabic
1700-1757 on 13645 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf Swahili
1700-1757 on 15125 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf Swahili
1800-1827 on 11640 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to WCAf Hausa
1800-1827 on 13645 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to WeAf Hausa
1830-1927 on 11640 BKO 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf Arabic
1830-1927 on 13685 BKO 100 kW / 020 deg to NEAf Arabic
1930-1957 on 11640 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf Portuguese
1930-1957 on 13630 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf Portuguese
2000-2127 on 11640 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf English
2000-2127 on 13630 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf English
2130-2227 on 11975 BKO 100 kW / 020 deg to WeAf French
2130-2227 on 13630 BKO 100 kW / 111 deg to SoAf French
(DX Bulgaria 18 May 2019)

Updated summer schedule for SBA Saudi Arabia


Updates via non-directional antenna in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

All times UTC

Arabic / 100 kW
0300-0700 on 11745 to N/ME SBA Al-Azm Radio
0300-2300 on 11860  to N/ME Arabic Rep.of Yemen Radio
0600-1200 on 13780 to N/ME Arabic SBA General Service
0900-1500 on  9650  to N/ME Arabic SBA General Service
0900-2300 on 11745 to N/ME Arabic SBA Al-Azm Radio
1200-1400 on 13785 to N/ME Arabic SBA General Service
1400-1500 on  9790  to N/ME Arabic SBA General Sce
1500-1700 on  9650  to N/ME Arabic SBA Call of Islam
1500-1700 on  9790  to N/ME Arabic SBA Call of Islam
1700-1800 on  9790  to N/ME Arabic SBA General Service
1700-2100 on  9650  to N/ME Arabic SBA General Service
1800-2300 on  7425  to N/ME Arabic SBA General Service
2300-0600 on  7410  to N/ME Arabic SBA Holy Qur'an
(DX Bulgaria/Teak Publishing)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, May 16-19

Hello friends,

Last week's ASCII art was largely successful, with several examples of a crisp SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM even in difficult reception conditions. You can see examples below.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 99) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC), 2010DFS in Japan (Sunday 0800 UTC on 7730 kHz), and Ralf in Germany (Sunday 2330 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend's show, number 100(!), is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 100, 16-19 May 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:39  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:46  A way to return flavor to bland tomatoes*
 8:31  MFSK64: CO2 levels highest in human history*
12:02  Carbon nanotube ultra-capacitors*
16:39  This week's images*
27:16  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
Thursday  2330-2400 UTC 9265 kHz  WINB Pennsylvania
Friday  1300-1300 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
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

Slow Scan Radio transmits is taking some time off. When it returns, it will transmit SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz and 7440 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany. The website is http://www.slowscanradio.com. Reception reports to x@xdv.me.

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 9925 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, 9395 kHz, Thursday 0130-0230 UTC (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/

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.

Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

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



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Summer frequency updates


The following summer frequency information, has been released by DX Bulgaria

All times UTC


Scandinavian Weekend Radio Monthly at 1st Sat 0000-2400
Finnish time or 2100UT Fri-2100UT Sat, updated schedule
2100-2200 on  5980 VIR 0.1 kW / non-dir to FIN  Finnish
2100-2300 on 11720 VIR 0.1 kW / non-dir to FIN  Finnish
2200-1100 on  6170 VIR 0.1 kW / non-dir to FIN  Finnish
2300-0900 on 11690 VIR 0.1 kW / non-dir to FIN  Finnish
0900-1200 on 11720 VIR 0.1 kW / non-dir to FIN  Finnish
1100-1300 on  5980 VIR 0.1 kW / non-dir to FIN  Finnish
1100-1800 on 11690 VIR 0.1 kW / non-dir to FIN  Finnish
1300-2100 on  6170 VIR 0.1 kW / non-dir to FIN  Finnish
1800-2100 on 11720 VIR 0.1 kW / non-dir to FIN  Finnish

Hamburger Lokalradio in CUSB, updated
0600-0630 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat PCJ Media Network Plus
0700-1100 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu German  Sat Hamburger Lokalradio
1100-1200 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat New Letter/Making Contact
1200-1300 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat United Nation Radio
1200-1300 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu German  4th Sat Radio City
1300-1400 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu Spanish Sat Radio Tropicana
1400-1430 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat PCJ Media Network Plus
0900-1000 on  7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu German  Sun Hamburger Lokalradio
1000-1030 on  7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun PCJ Media Network Plus
1100-1200 on  7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu Spanish Sun Radio Tropicana

Brother Stair TOM via MBR Nauen is inactive at present:
1400-1600 on  6015 NAU 125 kW / 115 deg to N/ME English

Shortwave Radio, updated
1600-2200 on  3975 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Daily, not 0700-2200
1600-2200 on  6160 WIS 001 kW / non-dir to NWEu English Daily, not 0700-1800

Bible Voice Broadcasting
0600-0615 on 11655 NAU 125 kW / 180 deg to NoAf Arabic Dardasha 7
1745-1700 on  9490 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Dardasha 7
1931-1945 on  5900 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to N/ME Arabic Dardasha 7
1945-2000 on  9400 SCB 050 kW / 126 deg to NoAf Arabic Dardasha 7
1230-1245 on 21480 MDC 125 kW / 080 deg to SEAs Indonesian 1st&3rd Sun
1400-1430 on 15265 NAU 250 kW / 102 deg to SoAs English 1st Sat
1430-1500 on 15265 NAU 250 kW / 102 deg to SoAs English Sat
1830-1900 on  9720 NAU 125 kW / 230 deg to SoEu Spanish Sun, not English

Voice of Oromo Liberation is only in Afan Oromo, Amharic is deleted
1700-1730 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Fri/Sun
1700-1800 on 15420 NAU 100 kW / 144 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Wed

Voice of Greece, news bulletin in other languages Mon-Fri as follows:
Arabic/Serbian 0650-0700UT; Spanish 0805-0810UT, Russian 0905-0910UT,
Romanian 1005-1010UT, Polish/Albanian 1050-1100UT, English 1200-1205UT
On shortwave 9420 kHz are only Arabic/Serbian & very rarely in others!

Radio New Zealand Pacific in English AM mode, updated
0459-0558 on  9700 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific Daily
0559-0958 on  5945 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific Mo-Fr
0959-1258 on  5945 RAN 100 kW / 325 deg to NoWePac/PNG Mo-Fr
0559-1258 on  5945 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific Sa/Su

Radio Romania International, frequency changes
0000-0156 NF  5980 GAL 300 kW / 310 deg to ENAm Romanian, ex 9790
0200-0256 NF  6080 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to CeAm Spanish, ex  6040
1900-1956 NF  9610 TIG 300 kW / 262 deg to SoEu Spanish, ex 13810
2100-2156 NF  9610*TIG 300 kW / 247 deg to SoAm Spanish, ex 11650
2100-2156 NF 11650 TIG 090 kW / 247 deg to SoAm Spanish, ex 13810
* DRM mode

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, updated
1115-1200 on  9720 TRM 125 kW / 345 deg to SoAs various, not 1115-1215

Brother Stair TOM via SPL Secretbrod, updated
1400-1700 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English
1500-1700 on  6000 SCB 050 kW / 030 deg to EaEu English
1600-1945 on  9400 SCB 100 kW / 126 deg to N/ME English
2000-2200 on  6055 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to ENAm English
2200-0400 on  5900 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to ENAm English

RAE Argentina to the world via WRMI, updated
2100-2200 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu German Mon-Wed/Fri/Sat
2100-2130 on  7780 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu German Mon-Fri is wrong
2200-2300 on  5010 YFR 100 kW / 181 deg to CARI Spanish Mon-Fri, not Daily

Supreme Master TV via WRMI, missing in WRTH A-19 Schedules
1400-2000 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Daily

WHRI Angel 2 World Harvest Radio International, updated
0300-0330 on  9505 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun May 5-Aug.3
0330-0400 on  9505 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu Russian Sun May 5-Aug.3
0300-0330 on  7385 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun from Aug.4
0330-0400 on  7385 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu Russian Sun from Aug.4

Brother Stair TOM via World Wide Christian Radio
WWCR-1, missing in WRTH A-19 Schedules
0100-0200 on  3215 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to ENAm English Sun
0300-0500 on  3215 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to ENAm English Mon-Fri
0500-0900 on  3215 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to ENAm English Daily
0900-1100 on 15795 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to ENAm English Daily
1700-1800 on 15825 WCR 100 kW / 046 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri

WWCR-2, missing in WRTH A-19 Schedules1400-1500 on  7490 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English Sun
1700-1800 on 12160 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English Sun
1800-2000 on 12160 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English Sat
2000-2200 on  9350 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English Sat
2200-2300 on  9350 WCR 100 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English Mon-Fri

WWCR-3, missing in WRTH A-19 Schedules
0600-0900 on  4840 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Mon-Sat
0900-1200 on  4840 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Sat
1300-1400 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Sat
1400-1900 on 13845 WCR 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English Mon-Sat

WTWW-3 We Transmit World Wide - random test broadcasts:
1400-0200 on 15810 TWW 100 kW / 040 deg to ENAm English
(15 May 2019)

Monday, May 13, 2019

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 06 - 12 May 2019

Solar activity was at low levels on 06, 07, and 09 May due to C-class flare activity from Region 2740 (N08, L=307 class/area Dho/280 on 05 May. The largest of the flares was a C9.9/1N at 06/0510 UTC. Mutliple eruptions were observed in coronagraph imagery, but only the halo CME from 06 May was geo effective. The assymetric halo CME was first observed in SOHO LASCO C2 imagery noted at 06/2348 UTC. Additionally, a partial halo CME was first observed in LASCO C2 imagery at 12/2036 UTC and is determined to be Earth-directed and arrive at Earth on 17 May. Solar activity was noted at very low levels for the remainder of the summary period.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels on 07, 11, and 12 May. Normal to moderate levels wer e observed throughout the remainder of the period.

Geomagnetic field activity reached active to G1 (Minor) storm levels on 11 May due to the arrival of a CME from 06 May. Impact was first observed by the DSCOVR spacecraft at 10/1655 UTC. Total reached a peak of 12 nT and Bz reached a maximum southward deflection of -11 nT. Solar wind  that averaged near 350 km/s throughout tranient passage. G1 (Minor) storm levels were observed during the 11/00-03 UTC synoptic period, with several active periods during the remainder of the UT day. Quiet to unsettled levels were observed for the remainder of the period.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 13 May - 08 June 2019

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels, with a slight chance of C-class flares throughout the period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at moderate to high levels on 13-23 May, and 29 May - 08 June. Normal to moderate levels are expected on 24-28 May.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach G1 (Minor) storm levels on 15 and 17 May due to CME arrival. Active conditions are expected on 29 May due to the influence of a recurrent coronal hole high speed stream. Quiet to unsettled conditions are expected for the remainder of the period.

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#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 May 13      76           5          2
2019 May 14      76           5          2
2019 May 15      76           5          2
2019 May 16      76           5          2
2019 May 17      76           5          2
2019 May 18      72           5          2
2019 May 19      72           5          2
2019 May 20      72           8          3
2019 May 21      68           5          2
2019 May 22      68           5          2
2019 May 23      67           5          2
2019 May 24      67           5          2
2019 May 25      67           5          2
2019 May 26      67           5          2
2019 May 27      69           5          2
2019 May 28      68          10          3
2019 May 29      69          12          4
2019 May 30      70           8          3
2019 May 31      72          10          3
2019 Jun 01      74           5          2
2019 Jun 02      76           5          2
2019 Jun 03      77           5          2
2019 Jun 04      77           5          2
2019 Jun 05      77           5          2
2019 Jun 06      77           5          2
2019 Jun 07      77           5          2
2019 Jun 08      77           5          2
(NOAA)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Hot Spot Monitoring - IRAN


Iranian Republican Guard
Hot Spot Monitoring - Iran

As tensions increase between Iran and the United States, the following VOIRI summer broadcast schedule will assist in your monitoring.

Larry Van Horn's Milcom Monitoring Post blog, provides military information at http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/ and follow him at Twitter https://twitter.com/MilcomMP, and Gayle Van Horn @QSLRptMT as information becomes available.

For additional schedules of broadcasters in the region, refer to the newly released summer edition of Global Radio Guide, available at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R81NJHD/

Iran, Voice of Islamic Rep./VOIRI - Summer 2019 Broadcast Schedule

All times UTC

5920 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1820-1920 1234567 Albanian
7235 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1820-1920 1234567 Albanian

1224 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0000-2400 1234567 Arabic
7410 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0130-0230 1234567 Arabic
1161 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0130-0320 1234567 Arabic
13730 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0530-0730 1234567 Arabic
13640 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0530-0830 1234567 Arabic
13590 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0830-1430 1234567 Arabic
13765 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1130-1430 1234567 Arabic
7415 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1430-1730 1234567 Arabic
9280 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1430-1730 1234567 Arabic
1161 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1530-2030 1234567 Arabic
1080 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1620-0220 1234567 Arabic
6155 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1830-0230 1234567 Arabic

7410 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0230-0530 1234567 Arabic "Al-Quds TV"
9900 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0230-0530 1234567 Arabic "Al-Quds TV"
12050 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0320-0420 1234567 Arabic "Voice of Palestin"

7230 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1620-1720 1234567 Armenian

936 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0000-2400 1234567 Azeri/Persian/Kurdish

6155 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1420-1520 1234567 Bengali
7305 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1620-1650 1234567 Bengali

7370 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1720-1820 1234567 Bosnian

13625 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0550-0820 1234567 Dari
9445 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0920-1220 1234567 Dari
13725 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0920-1250 1234567 Dari

9800 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1520-1620 1234567 English
9750 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-2020 1234567 English
9855 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-2020 1234567 English

7330 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1820-1920 1234567 French
7270 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2320-0020 1234567 French

7330 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1720-1820 1234567 German
9880 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1720-1820 1234567 German

13795 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0550-0650 1234567 Hausa
15730 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0550-0650 1234567 Hausa
9860 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1820-1920 1234567 Hausa
7275 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2220-2320 1234567 Hausa

13695 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0420-0450 1234567 Hebrew
13740 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0420-0450 1234567 Hebrew
15445 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0650-0720 1234567 Hebrew
13690 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1150-1220 1234567 Hebrew

9810 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1420-1520 1234567 Hindi
12050 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1420-1520 1234567 Hindi

5925 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-1950 1234567 Italian
7370 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-1950 1234567 Italian

7345 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1320-1420 1234567 Kurdish
9560 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1320-1420 1234567 Kurdish

6000 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0220-0320 1234567 Pashto
6165 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0220-0320 1234567 Pashto
9510 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1220-1320 1234567 Pashto
5925 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1620-1720 1234567 Pashto

13735 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1320-1420 1234567 Russian
702 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-2020 1234567 Russian
1449 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-2020 1234567 Russian

9550 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0020-0320 1234567 Spanish
15130 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0720-0820 1234567 Spanish
17780 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0720-0820 1234567 Spanish
17815 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0720-0820 1234567 Spanish
9620 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2020-2120 1234567 Spanish
7230 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2350-0120 1234567 Spanish
11660 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2350-0250 1234567 Spanish

13665 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0450-0550 1234567 Swahili
13665 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0450-0550 1234567 Swahili

6000 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0050-0220 1234567 Tajik
6175 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0050-0220 1234567 Tajik

13785 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0420-0550 1234567 Turkish
9775 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1550-1720 1234567 Turkish

13745 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1250-1420 1234567 Urdu
7300 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1520-1620 1234567 Urdu
(AOKI 09 May 2019)
Global Radio Guide-Summer 2019
(photo/Sputnik International)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Milcom Files-TSM Edition-Now Available on Amazon


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

       For Immediate Release - May 10, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                            


The Milcom Files - TSM Edition - Now Available on Amazon
 As it always seems to be the case, recent world events continue to draw many radio listeners into their radio shacks to tune in on the action using their shortwave radios. software defined radios, and programmable VHF/UHF scanners. In many cases monitoring the HF/VHF/UHF radio spectrum offers the radio hobbyist an opportunity to hear what is really going on behind the scenes without the filters imposed by news media outlets.

Most radio listeners quickly learn that when the world has a crisis, disaster or tensions rise between countries, the military will usually be the first organization called upon to intervene. It pays to monitor military frequencies when international events heat up. Monitoring the military can offer some of the most productive and rewarding listening you will ever experience using your radio. The good news is you do not have to live close to a military installation to hear these communications. But you do need to learn where and when to tune in military communications.

Mention the words "Monitor the Military" and most radio hobbyists will immediately think of military air shows, military aircraft flybys or a whole host of other activities that can be heard via radio frequencies. There is a big radio frequency spectrum out there to monitor if you know where to listen, you can eavesdrop on some of the most fascinating radio communications you will hear on a scanner or shortwave radio.

Larry Van Horn N5FPW, has been a radio hobbyist for more than 55 years listening to world events and monitoring military radio communications. He has spent over 33 years documenting activity in the military radio spectrum in his monthly Satellite, Utility World, and Milcom (Military Communications) columns in the pages of Monitoring Times, Satellite Times, and The Spectrum Monitor magazines. During this time, he has published a treasure trove of military communication monitoring information.

All his early MT columns have been published into two eBooks by his company Teak Publishing. The first two books in the Milcom Files series cover his columns published in Monitoring Times and have previously been published at Amazon. Book one of The Milcom Files covers the columns published from 1998 to 2006 and sells for US$5.99 at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077NN7RQ5. Book Two covers the period 2007 to 2013 and sells for US$6.99 at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077NQXH3C.

Teak Publishing is pleased to announce the release of their latest Kindle eBook -- The Milcom Files – The Spectrum Monitor edition by this Amazon bestselling author.

In 2017 Larry joined the Spectrum Monitor writing staff as he continues to chronicle military monitoring in his new monthly TSM Milcom column. Now for the first time, he is publishing all his monthly TSM Milcom columns at Amazon.

This eBook incorporates the first two years of his TSM Milcom columns written from September 2017 to the end of 2018. These columns have documented HF military frequencies (both foreign and US), and VHF/UHF spectrum military frequencies, mostly for U.S. based monitors. This third book in the series has more than 53,400 plus words, and over 200 pages of frequencies, call signs, monitoring tips, and how-to style articles.

Information includes military satellite frequencies, U.S. FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center frequencies, military base profiles, foreign military HF frequencies, airshow frequencies and flight demonstration teams, radio listening equipment, and antennas, and a lot more.

As an extra bonus to buyers of this new edition, they will get his exclusive 2019 TSM Air Show Monitoring Guide published in the March 2019 edition of Spectrum Monitor as part of this new eBook.

This The Milcom Files - TSM Milcom edition eBook is available now on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RN1ZGLJ/ for US$4.99.

If you are interested in monitoring military communications and own a scanner, shortwave radio, or have an Internet connection for web software defined radio (SDR) monitoring, the Milcom Files TSM 2017-2018 is a must reference on your radio shack shelf.

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 the eBook from Amazon websites directly servicing these countries. All other countries can use the regular Amazon.com website.

You do not need to own a Kindle reader to read Amazon eBook publications. You can read any Kindle book with Amazon’s free reading apps. There are free Kindle reading apps for the Kindle Cloud Reader, Smartphones (iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry); computer platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac); Tablets (iPad, Android and Windows 8), and, of course, all the Kindle family of readers including the Kindle Fire series. A Kindle eBook allows you to buy your book once and read it anywhere. You can find additional details on these apps at this link on the Amazon website at www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771.

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books, monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs – The Military Monitoring Post (http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), The Btown Monitor Post (http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/) and The Shortwave Central (http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/) for availability of additional eBooks that are currently in production.

Information on other publications by the author is available on the author’s page at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G1QMO4C.

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, May 12-June 1


From the Isle of Music
A. May 12-18: Special guest Marcos Morales presents his new Jazz recording "Ruinas".
B. May 19-25: Cuban dance party with various groups
C. May 26-June 1: Special guest Carlos Miyares presents his new Jazz Recording "One More Time"

The broadcasts take place:
1. 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) Station website: www.spaceline.bg
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 kHz on Motticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
Station website: www.wbcq.com
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Station website: www.channel292.de 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot
May 12-June 1 (three weeks): 
A. May 12 & 14: Episode 111 features a belated tribute to Cinco de Mayo
B. May 19 & 21: Episode 112 features Balinese gamelan
C. May 26 & 28: Episode 113 features modern Flamenco Fusion from Spain
with music by Laura de los Angeles and others
The transmissions take place:
1.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
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

New Zealand and Radio Taiwan International frequency updates


All times UTC

New Zealand
Radio New Zealand International
AM - English
Effective: 09 May 2019
0459-0558 on  9700 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific Daily,  x 0459-0658*
0559-0958 on  5945 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific Mon-Fri, x 0659-0958
0559-1258 on  5945 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific Sat/Sun, x 0659-1258
1859-1958 on  9700 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific Sat, additional prgr
1959-2258 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific Sat, additional prgr
*0600-0626 on 9700 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to WeEu German R.Romania Int. co-ch



Taiwan
Radio Taiwan International
Effective: 09 May 2019
Frequency change of Radio Taiwan International via Paochung on May 9
1500-1600 NF  9545 PAO 250 kW / 205 deg to SEAs Cantonese and Hakka, ex 11605
1500-1530 on  9545 QIQ 500 kW / 206 deg to EaAs Chinese CNR-1 Jamming is off!
(DX Bulgaria-10 May 2019)

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedules

Hello friends,

WINB in Pennsylvania has added a new transmission time for Shortwave Radiogram: Thursday at 2330-2400 UTC on 9265 kHz (analog). Previously, I was finishing up the production of Shortwave Radiogram at about this time on Thursday. I've moved production ahead a few hours, so it's uploaded to WINB for today's broadcast. If reception is not good, or nonexistent, http://winb.com has a live stream from which you can decode Shortwave Radiogram.

Last weekend's Olivia 64-2000 was 15 dB under music, but for most listeners, it prevailed. producing a good decode of the text. Audio of the show as received in California is available here, so you can try decoding the Olivia 64-2000 yourself.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 98), Friday 1300 UTC, are provided by Scott in Ontario and  by radio no koe in Japan (Olivia 64-2000 segment received via SDR in Italy). Videos of segments of the Sunday 2330 UTC transmission are produced by Ralf in Germany and by COMMS Partisan in Ohio: Fldigi settings, Armed Forces crossband test, images, and Olivia 64-2000. 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 some ASCII art in MFSK64. For the ASCII art to display correctly, use a monospace font such a Courier, Courier News, Lucida Console, or Consolas.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 99, 10-12 May 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:35  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:43  Mysterious radio signal disabled key fobs
 6:05  MFSK64: ASCII art
 6:48  Some trucks in Germany now using overhead power lines*
10:26  This week's images*
28:35  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

All times UTC days

Friday 1300-1300   15770 kHz via WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530   15120 kHz DRM via WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  0230-0300 9265 kHz via WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday   0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz 7730 kHz via WRMI Florida
Sunday    2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz via WRMI Florida

Slow Scan Radio transmits is taking some time off until early May. Then it will transmit SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz and 7440 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany. The website is http://www.slowscanradio.com. Reception reports to x@xdv.me.

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 9925 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, 9395 kHz, Thursday 0130-0230 UTC (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/

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.

Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

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



Shortwave frequency updates

All times UTC

Clandestine
Frequency changes of JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze 
Effective: 08 May, 2019
1300-1400 5980*YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 5920 & 2nd freq
same time 6040 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 6070 as follows
1300-1330 Chinese Mon; Japanese Tue/Sat; Korean Wed/Fri/Sun; English Thu
1330-1400 Korean Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat; Japanese Tue/Sun; English Thu
1600-1700 5980*YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 5935 & 2nd freq
same time 6090^YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs, ex 6165 as follows
1600-1630 Chinese Mon; Japanese Tue/Sat; Korean Wed/Fri/Sun; English Thu
1630-1700 Korean Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat; Japanese Tue/Sun; English Thu
* co-ch same  5980 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to Pac  English RNZ Pacific
^ co-ch same  6090 GDR 100 kW / non-dir to EaAf Amharic Radio Amhara
Frequency change of Furusato no Kaze via Shiokaze Sea Breeze from May 8
1405-1435 5920#YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Daily, ex 5980
1405-1435 6165!YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Daily, ex 6090
# co-ch same  5920 WNM 1.5 kW / 145 deg to SEEu German  HCJB Eu Germany
! co-ch same  6165 BEI 100 kW / 163 deg to EaAs Chinese China Nat.Radio

South Korea
Upcoming frequency change of KBS World Radio via Woofferton, UK relay
1900-2000 6120 WOF 300 kW / 172 deg to WeEu French, ex 6145

USA, USAGM VOA Ashna Radio
Effective: 07 May 2019
1430-1500 11575 KWT 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAs Pashto, x 13730
1500-1630 11575 KWT 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAs Dari , ex 13730
1630-1730 11575 KWT 250 kW / 070 deg to WeAs Pashto, x 13730
(DX Bulgaria)

Monday, May 06, 2019

WHRI frequency updates

Frequency changes of WHRI Angel 2 and WHRI Angel 1

Effective 05 May 2019

All times UTC

WHRI Angel 1
2200-2300 NF 11750 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat/Sun, ex  9505
Will be back  9505 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sat/Sun from Aug.4

WHRI Angel 2
2000-2100 NF 13700 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun, ex 11750
Will be back 11750 HRI 250 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English Sun from Sept.2
(DX Bulgaria)

Hot Spot Monitoring - Iran


War is Hell-VOIRI QSL card (Gayle Van Horn QSL Collection)

All times UTC

Iran
Additional frequencies of Pars Today/VOIRI 
Frequencies from May 6 to June 5 due to the Muslim holiday Ramadan

2130-2300 on  7280 SIR 500 kW / 060 deg to CeAs Tajik
2200-0030 on  9730 SIR 500 kW / 198 deg to N/ME Arabic
2323-0020 on 13805 SIR 500 kW / 304 deg to N/ME Kurdish
0030-0130 on  6065 SIR 500 kW / 295 deg to N/ME Turkish
Alternate frequencies 1930-2300 on 7315 & 2300-0320 on 7410 Turkish

English service
1520-1620  9800
1920-2020  9750  9855
(GRG Summer 2019)

Radio Cairo monitoring observations

Radio Cairo QSL card (Gayle Van Horn QSL Collection)
All times UTC

Egypt
Cancelled frequencies - Radio Cairo in HFCC Database:
1600-1700 on 15450 ABZ 100 kW / 160 deg to ECAf Afar
1700-1730 on 15285 ABZ 100 kW / 160 deg to ECAf Somali
1730-1900 on 15285 ABZ 100 kW / 160 deg to ECAf Amharic
1900-2030 on 15290 ABZ 100 kW / 250 deg to WeAf English

Updated A-19 schedule of Radio Cairo, but the station is not on the air since the beginning of the summer season

1500-1600 on  9705 ABS 125 kW / 315 deg to EaEu Albanian
1700-1900 on  9800 ABS 125 kW / 005 deg to N/ME Turkish
1800-1900 on  9490 ABS 125 kW / 325 deg to WeEu Italian
1900-2000 on  9570 ABS 125 kW / 325 deg to WeEu German
1900-2000 on  9665 ABS 125 kW / 005 deg to EaEu Russian
2000-2115 on  9895 ABS 125 kW / 325 deg to WeEu French
2115-2245 on  9900 ABS 125 kW / 325 deg to WeEu English
2215-2330 on  9720 ABS 100 kW / 252 deg to SoAm Portuguese
2330-0045 on  9660 ABS 100 kW / 252 deg to SoAm Arabic
0045-0200 on  9665 ABS 100 kW / 252 deg to SoAm Spanish
(DX Bulgaria-06 May 2019)

Summer frequency updates, Germany and Romania


Germany
Frequency change of The Mighty KBC Radio effective.from May 5:
0000-0200 NF  9925 NAU 125 kW / 300 deg to NoAm English Sun, x 5960 kHz
Will be back  5960 NAU 125 kW / 300 deg to NoAm English Sun from Sept.1

Romania
0200-0256 6080 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to CeAm Spanish, ex  6040
Parallel freq 7375 TIG 300 kW / 307 deg to CeAm Spanish unchanged
(DX Bulgaria-06 May 2019)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2019 May 06 0135 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 29 April - 05 May 2019

Solar activity was at very low to low levels. New Region 2740 (N08, L=307, class/area Dho/280 on 05 May) produced a pair of C-class flares, the largest a C2/Sf observed at 04/2243 UTC. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronograph imagery.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal levels on 29 Apr - 01 May and reached high levels on 02-05 May. The maximum electron flux was 6,160 pfu observed at 03/1930 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels through the period. Quiet levels were observed on 29-30 Apr under a nominal solar wind regime. Late on 01 May through midday on 02 May,  unsettled to active levels were observed under an enhanced solar wind environment due to influence from a negative polarity CH HSS.

During this time frame, wind speeds peaked at near 565 km/s, total field reached 11 nT, while the Bz component reached a maximum southward extent of -10 nT. On 03-04 May, field conditions were at quiet to unsettled levels as negative polarity CH HSS influence continued. By 05 May, the quiet conditions were observed under waning CH HSS influence.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 06 May - 01 June 2019

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels, with low levels likely through 20 May due to some activity from Region 2740 and the return of old Region 2739 (N06, L=266). Very low conditions are
anticipated after 20 May.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at moderate to high levels on 06-12 May, and again on 29 May - 01 Jun, due to CH HSS influence. Normal to moderate levels are expected on 13-28 May.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range from quiet to active levels. Unsettled to active conditions are expected on 06-07 May and again on 28-31 May. Both enhancements in geomagnetic activity are due to recurrent, negativity polarity CH HSSs. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at quiet levels.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2019 May 06 0135 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 2019-05-06
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 May 06      76          12          4
2019 May 07      76          14          4
2019 May 08      76           8          3
2019 May 09      76           8          3
2019 May 10      76           8          3
2019 May 11      76           5          2
2019 May 12      76           5          2
2019 May 13      76           5          2
2019 May 14      76           5          2
2019 May 15      76           5          2
2019 May 16      76           5          2
2019 May 17      76           5          2
2019 May 18      72           5          2
2019 May 19      72           5          2
2019 May 20      72           8          3
2019 May 21      68           5          2
2019 May 22      68           5          2
2019 May 23      67           5          2
2019 May 24      67           5          2
2019 May 25      67           5          2
2019 May 26      67           5          2
2019 May 27      69           5          2
2019 May 28      68          10          3
2019 May 29      69          12          4
2019 May 30      70           8          3
2019 May 31      72          10          3
2019 Jun 01      75           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, May 04, 2019

New Test transmissions on WRMI this Sunday

This weekend we have additional test transmissions on WRMI to attempt to cover a wider coverage area.

Hobart radio International & Jordan's Corner of Radio

7730 0030-0100vUTC Sunday
7730 0830-0900vUTC Sunday

We'd love you to inform us if these new frequencies and time slots work well. Reports to: hriradio@gmail.com 
Please note our usual time slots on 7780, 9955 and 5985 remain the same. The A19 can be found here: http://www.hriradio.org/p/current-schedule.html?m=1
A big thank you to WRMI to make this happen!!
(Hobart Radio Intl-04 May 2019)

Global Radio Guide - Summer 2019, now available at Amazon

Press Release:
Teak Publishing Company
P.O. Box 297
Brasstown NC 28902
For Immediate Release 1 May 2019
Global Radio Guide (Summer 2019) Now Available at Amazon

Older ham radio operators and radio listeners might remember a time when shortwave radio stations broadcast a nearly constant drumbeat of political propaganda during the Cold War years. Shortwave radio stations such as Radio Moscow, the Voice of America, and the BBC, to name a few, played an important ideological role during that confrontation between the East and West.

Once again, Global Radio broadcasters have moved to the 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 the radio, but you need an accurate and comprehensive radio guide to hear the action.

Teak Publishing is pleased to release that important radio guide – the Global Radio Guide (GRG), the 12th edition (Summer 2019) electronic 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 Summer 2019 schedules for selected medium wave and all known longwave/shortwave radio stations. This unique resource is the only radio publication that list by-hour schedules that includes 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 standard time and frequency stations, and even a few other intriguing shortwave radio stations.

New in this 12th edition of the GRG is a Summer 2019 Propagation Forecast, by international radio propagation expert, Tomas Hood NW7US. Tomas looks at summer radio conditions and the new solar cycle.

Gayle and Larry Van Horn have joined forces again penning a very timely article on monitoring the Venezuelan political crisis including broadcast and military frequencies.

Other authors in this edition include The Spectrum Monitor’s Fred Waterer, with a feature on summer radio programming and Richard Fisher with an easy homebrew antenna support construction article.
Spectrum Monitor e-zine columnist/feature writer Larry Van Horn has a special feature on Who’s Who in the Shortwave Radio Spectrum that will assist the reader in monitoring Global Radio activity outside the broadcast radio spectrum. This article also includes an updated Teak Publishing HF 1000+ non-broadcast frequency list.

The 12th edition of the Global Radio Guide e-Book (electronic book only, no print edition available) is available worldwide from Amazon and their various international websites at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R81NJHD/.

The price for this latest edition is US$8.49. 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 e-Book 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 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/.

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Radio Free Asia begins New QSL Series, May-August 2019


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 RADIO FREE ASIA ANNOUNCES RADIO PIONEER QSL #5 MAY 2019

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces the 5th design in our ‘radio pioneer’ QSL card series Lee de Forest, 1873-1961, was an American inventor with over 180 patents who described himself as the Father of Radio. His is best known for his 1906 invention of the 3-element "Audion" vacuum tube which was a significant contribution to making radio broadcasting possible. He is also well-regarded for his influences on the development of long distance telephone lines and talking motion pictures.  This is RFA’s 70th QSL design and is used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from May – August 2019.

RFA’s Radio Pioneer QSL #5 – Lee de Forest  


Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin (including the Wu dialect), Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content. As a ‘surrogate’ broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of its target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of its broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest.  More information about Radio Free Asia, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is available at www.rfa.org.

RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports.  Reception reports are valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions.  RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener.  RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at http://techweb.rfa.org (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers, but also from its general listening audience.

Reception reports are also accepted by email at qsl@rfa.org and by mail to:

          Reception Reports
          Radio Free Asia
          2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
          Washington DC 20036
          United States of America