Friday, September 25, 2020

Frequency information and updates

 

All times UTC

Antarctica 
On Saturday 26th September, LRA 36 transmission, I received a Whattsapp voice message from the station operator Damian Tranamil:
 
"The rhombic antenna of the station is damaged, Damian managed to repair it provisionally the past Wednesday, when he returned to Base Esperanza from Chilean  Base O’Higgins, where he is doing rescue exercises with Chilean staff of Chilean Base. In this way the regular program "Corazón Antártico" could be issued.
 
Saturday, Damian will try to put on air all the canned "Corazón Antártico" programs that he could not broadcast the previous Wednesdays due to the broken antenna and his stay on Base O'Higgins, these programs are in Spanish. He will also broadcast a half-hour program in German that Adrian Korol, RAE director sent to him. 
 
No program in English is planned.
 Transmission will be if the weather conditions allow it.
 After Saturday, Damian will return to the Chilean base to continue the exercises and in October he will try to repair definitely the damage antenna.

LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base esperanza, 15476 kHz. As reported by Adrian Korol, director of RAE via Twitter, LRA 36 will be on air next Saturday September 26, 1400-1900 UTC on USB mode with program in Spanish and German
(Mendez/HCDX)

Clandestine
Voice of Tibet
Effective from 23 September 2020
1300-1305 9884 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9896
1305-1310 9864 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9884
1310-1330 9896 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9864
1330-1335 9886 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9894
1330-1336 9864 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9876
1335-1340 9874 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9864
1336-1400 9814 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9884
1340-1400 9864 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 9894
(DXB/Ivanov) 

Oman
Frequency changes of BBC World Service relay via ENC-DMS A'Seela, Oman
0000-0100 6155 SLA 250 kW / 063 deg to SoAs English, ex  5970
0100-0200 5945 SLA 250 kW / 063 deg to SoAs English, ex  5970
1200-1300 11995 SLA 250 kW / 063 deg to SoAs English, ex 12065
(DXB/Ivanov)

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, September 27-October 3

 


From the Isle of Music, September 27-October 3

This week, a package of musical surprises from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Nearly all of it will be unfamiliar to most listeners outside of Cuba. 
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) 

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US). 

For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, September 27 and 29 and October 3

Episode 184 presents some very enjoyable music from the Philippines, from traditional instruments to Pinoy rock. 
The transmissions take place: 

Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe 
Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. 
Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. 

Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
phone: 773.267.6548



Encore-Radio Tumbril weekly schedule

 

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz
Repeated:
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Saturday 7780 kHz WRMI to US and Europe
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 5850 kHz, Simulcast on 5010 kHz WRMI to the US, Canada and Central America.
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 – 03:00 UTC Monday 9455 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
03:00 - 04:00 UTC Thursday 5800 kHz WRMI to South America and Caribbean.
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
20:00 - 21:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe.
 
Our email is  encoretumbril@gmail.com. Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.  The website is www.tumbril.co.uk where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent programme, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.
 
This week's program starts with the Prayer of St. Gregory by Alan Hovhaness, then the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, followed by a Canzonetta composed by Friedrich Hermann. After that we will have some dances, a little piano music by Debussy and a Purcell quartet. Sarabande by Caroline Shaw sung by Room Full of Teeth comes next and the program finishes with some Gabrieli and part of Bizet's first symphony.
 
Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search. A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is: http://kiwisdr.com/public/  Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.
 
Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.
 
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland
 

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedule

 

Hello friends,

Perhaps because of equinox propagation, reception of Shortwave Radiogram has been difficult lately in some parts of the world. Listeners in the eastern half of North America have been especially affected, with many of our frequencies (15770 for example) "going long." To compensate for any reception difficulties this weekend, we will include some MFSK16 text -- slow but robust -- in addition to our usual MFSK32 and MFSK64.

We will also transmit this black-and-white test pattern in all three modes (MFSK16, 32 and 64) so that you can observe the differences in resolution among the MFSK modes. The transmission time is about the same for all three. 

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 170) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC), 2010DFS in Japan (Sunday 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz), Ralf in Germany and Frigid RF in Virginia (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 MFSK16, MFSK32, and MFSK64, with eleven MFSK images.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 171, 24-27 September 2020, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:41  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:53  MFSK16: Test pattern*
 4:48  Deep-space observation from lunar orbit
 8:47  MFSK32: Lunar orbit (continued)
11:30  Test pattern*
13:00  MFSK64: Test pattern and other images of the week*
28:36  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Saturday 0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz 7730 kHz WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas) and a new time also on WRMI, Wednesdays at 2100-2200 UTC on 7780 kHz (aimed towards Europe) . Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com .  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ @ThisIsAMusicSho

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Wednesdays 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

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



Radio Igloo to broadcast Sept 25th

 

Hello friends of Radio Igloo, 

When we were transmitting our last show on June 26th the conditions were bad. Lots of thunder over Europe and a Chinese on 6290 made the reception difficult in many places.

 We have asked our Broadcasting Engineer to rebroadcast the show. He has agreed to do it in the evening on September 25th at 19.0 UTC (21.0 CEST) on 6290 kHz or on a free frequency nearby. The intermission signal will be on a few minutes before program-start.

 An opportunity to hear some of our listeners' voices and their choice of music

 Greetings from a melting igloo

(via Ukrainian DX blog, 21 Sept)


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

What, Exactly, Was First About KDKA?

 

Two of our experts take on the question as we approach the centennial

BY PAUL MCLANE 
PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

What, exactly, was “first” about KDKA’s broadcast on Nov. 2, 1920?

As history articles in Radio World demonstrate, there really was no single “first day” of “radio.” Various dates and organizations could lay claim to some or all of the honor depending on how one defines it. 

Radio history fans are well aware of this, but many others are not.

In celebrating the upcoming KDKA anniversary, most people are likely to say something like “Radio started in November 1920.” I wasn’t happy with this simplification, so I turned to two of RW’s favorite radio history writers, John Schneider and James O’Neal.





A Cryptologic Mystery

 


Did a broken random number generator in Cuba help expose a Russian espionage network?

I picked up the new book Compromised last week and was intrigued to discover that it may have shed some light on a small (and rather esoteric) cryptologic and espionage mystery that I've been puzzling over for about 15 years. Compromised is primarily a memoir of former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok's investigation into Russian operations in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, but this post  is not a review of the book or concerned with that aspect of it.


Texas Radio Shortwave, October-December broadcast schedules

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TEXAS RADIO SHORTWAVE ANNOUNCES PROGRAM LINEUP FOR REST OF 2020

GULF OF MEXICO, September 19, 2020/ - Texas Radio Shortwave, an American free radio station, today announced its program lineup for October through December 2020.

Texas Radio Shortwave offers programs featuring music by Texas artists, except for some rebroadcasts of programs from its early days. The older programs are clearly identified during the broadcasts.

Programs will air on Channel 292 from Rohrbach, Germany with 10 kW of power. Frequencies and air times -- with one exception -- are 0200 UTC on 9670 kHz and 0900 UTC on 6070 kHz. The exception is Christmas Day, with broadcasts at 0200 UTC on 9670 kHz and 1900 UTC on 6070 kHz.

The lineup for the rest of 2020 looks like this: October 17 - Ladies of Texas Music Special:

November 21 - rebroadcast of Texas Radio Shortwave’s first program from 2019; December 19 -  rebroadcast of the Pre-Christmas Music Special from 2019; and December 25 - the Texas Christmas Music Special.

Texas Radio Shortwave sends limited-edition commemorative electronic verifications to the listeners sending correct, detailed reception reports. The email address is texasradiosw@gmail.com.

Reception reports should include times, song titles, the text of announcements, a SINPO/SIO signal rating, information on the listener’s receiver and antenna, and comments on the program content. For the listeners using a remote software-defined radio (SDR) should mention that. Audio clips are also welcomed.

Listeners worldwide may tune to Texas Radio Shortwave broadcasts using an SDR like the one at the University of Twente in The Netherlands. The URL is http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/.

Texas Radio Shortwave sails in international waters off the South Texas Gulf coast. The programs are broadcast regularly in Europe and occasionally in North America.

Texas Radio Shortwave
Sailing into your ears from the Lone Star State

Australia's Best Known MicroNation is no More: The Story of Hutt River Radio

 

Several recent news reports tell us that the half century old Hutt River Principality, a self proclaimed independent nation within Australia, has finally come to an end, and it has since rejoined the Commonwealth of Australia.  The Hutt River Principality was the oldest of Australia’s independent micro-nations, and it has served as an interesting tourist attraction for those who dared to drive out into the semi-desert areas of Western Australia.

It is estimated that currently there are a hundred different small and independent micro-nations around the world, with 35 in Australia alone, the highest concentration anywhere. The Hutt River Principality was the first, the oldest surviving, and probably the best known independent micro-nation downunder.

It all began when Farmer Leonard G. Casley developed a quarrel in 1970 with the government of Western Australia over their imposed restriction in the amount of grain his 18,500 acres of land was permitted to produce.  Because of the lost income due to this huge reduction in productivity, Casley appealed to the state governor, Sir Douglas Kendrew for an increase in the farming quota on his land, which was refused.   

Casley then responded with an application for independence from the State of Western Australia, which understandably was refused by the state parliament, though the matter was discussed also by the federal government in Canberra.  Thus it was on Tuesday April 21, 1970, that Leonard Casley, together with his Fremantle born wife Shirley and their seven children, delivered an ultimatum stating that he was seceding his property from the State of Western Australia, and from the Federation of Australia, and from the British Commonwealth of Nations, though he still honored his allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2.  

Together with the adjoining properties of five other families making up a total of 75 square miles of farm and pasture land some 25 miles inland from Geraldton on the Indian Ocean, the new micro-nation of Hutt River Principality was born, with a total population of 20 citizens.  The main protagonist in all of these maneuvers was himself elected, as His Royal Highness Prince Leonard of Hutt, together with his wife as Princess Shirley.  

Life was not easy for the new and independent nation, and difficulties were encountered with postal mail deliveries, and government taxes that were levied on goods into and out of Hutt River. At one stage, they were routing the delivery of their international mail via Canada.  In fact over all of these matters, Prince Leonard declared war against the state of Western Australia, and this at a time when Hutt River had no standing army. 

However, after this brief and unfulfilled non-event, Hutt River settled down to its main function as a tourist attraction, a geographic anomaly, an eccentric place of unusual interest, just something different in the Australian psyche.  At the height of their prosperity, Hutt River welcomed as many as 40,00 visitors in a single year.  

Hutt River issued its own postage stamps, and coins, and passports, and drivers licenses, and a newspaper. They implemented their own ceremonial events and memorial occasions, and they flew their own flag, and they sang their own National Anthem.  Their official languages were English, French and Esperanto.  They established diplomatic relations with several other countries overseas, and they granted honorary citizenship to many of their supporters.  


On the radio scene, Hutt River applied to the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) in Geneva Switzerland for the amateur prefix H5, and they issued their first amateur license with the callsign 1RC.  In 1981 they inaugurated their own radio broadcasting station with 200 watts on 1050 kHz under the callsign HRBA, the Hutt River Broadcasting Authority. 

Their parallel FM outlet radiated locally on 100 MHz.  These two stations were on the air with occasional programming, until the licensing authority in Australia ordered them off the air.  A small TV station was also planned.

Then too, they announced their intention to introduce an international shortwave service which would broadcast old time programming, replays of old dramas, music from yesteryear, readings from newspapers, and information from humanitarian organizations.  In 1983, Hutt River made an informal approach to Adventist World Radio for assistance and cooperation in establishing their planned shortwave service. 

However earlier this year (2020), the tourist flow began to diminish due to the China Virus, and by this time, both Prince Leonard and Princess Shirley had died. The new ruler was their son Prince Graeme, and with a diminishing income, he closed down the Hutt River Principality on August 3 (2020), thus rejoining this novel territory once again back into the Commonwealth of Australia. Graeme Casley also stated that he needs to sell their large farm property in order to pay the $2.15 million tax debt currently owed to the state government.  

Fifty years of novelty, idiosyncrasy, and false fame!
(AWR-Wavescan/NWS 604)







Monday, September 21, 2020

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2020 Sep 21 0147 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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#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 14 - 20 September 2020

Solar activity was very low throughout the reporting period. No spotted regions were observed on the visible disk. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal to moderate levels over the reporting period. The peak flux, as measured by GOES-16, was 289 pfu at 18/1905 UTC. 

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to unsettled. Unsettled conditions were observed on 14-15 Sep in response to weak enhancements from positive polarity CH HSS influence. Another isolated period of unsettled was observed on 18 Sep in response to a possible weak transient. The remainder of the reporting period was quiet under nominal solar wind conditions. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 21 September - 17 October 2020

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is  expected to range from normal to high levels. High levels are anticipated from 26 Sep - 10 Oct in response to a influence from positive polarity CH HSSs. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at normal to moderate levels. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range from quiet to G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels. G1 conditions are likely on 27 Sept; active conditions are likely to be on 24-25 Sept and 28 Sept; as unsettled conditions are likely on 23 Sep, 26 Sep, 29 Sep and 11 Oct. All enhancements in geomagnetic activity are due to multiple, positive 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
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2020-09-21
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2020 Sep 21      70           5          2
2020 Sep 22      70           5          2
2020 Sep 23      70          10          3
2020 Sep 24      70          12          4
2020 Sep 25      70          16          4
2020 Sep 26      70          12          3
2020 Sep 27      70          28          5
2020 Sep 28      70          18          4
2020 Sep 29      70          10          3
2020 Sep 30      70           5          2
2020 Oct 01      70           5          2
2020 Oct 02      70           5          2
2020 Oct 03      70           5          2
2020 Oct 04      70           5          2
2020 Oct 05      70           5          2
2020 Oct 06      70           5          2
2020 Oct 07      70           5          2
2020 Oct 08      70           5          2
2020 Oct 09      70           5          2
2020 Oct 10      70           5          2
2020 Oct 11      70          10          3
2020 Oct 12      70           5          2
2020 Oct 13      70           5          2
2020 Oct 14      70           5          2
2020 Oct 15      70           5          2
2020 Oct 16      70           5          2
2020 Oct 17      70           5          2
(NOAA)

Frequency schedule updates

 

Clandestine radio

All times UTC

MGB Eye Radio 
Effective: 21 September
0359-0457 on  7340 SMG 250 kW / 151 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri
0459-0557 on 11650 MDC 250 kW / 335 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri#
1559-1657 on 15410 ISS 250 kW / 138 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri
1659-1757 on 15410 ISS 250 kW / 138 deg to EaAf Juba Arabic* Mon-Fri#
* including other langs English/Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho
# instead previous registered Daily till 0545 & 1745UTC respectively
(DXB/Ivanov)

Voice of Wilderness on a new frequency via RRTM Telecom Tashkent
1400-1500 7625 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Daily, ex 7615
1500-1530 7625 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Sunday ex 7615

Test of World's Last Chance Radio via ENC-DMS Woofferton
Effective: 15 September
1700-1900 on  9620 WOF 300 kW / 140 deg to CEAf English Tue-Fri, very good signal, BUT
1700-1900 on  9620 WOF 300 kW / 140 deg to CEAf Tigrinya Tue-Fri in A20 HFCC Database!

Denmark
Low powered station from Denmark now available on HFCC Database
World Music Radio via Bramming & Randers
0000-2400 on  5840 BRG 0.1 kW / non-dir to WeEu Music/Vary lang Daily &
0700-2000 on 15805 RND 0.2 kW / 180 deg to SEEu Music/Vary lang Sat/Sun
Radio OZ-Viola via Hilleroed was on 5825 but now is registered 5980 kHz
2000-2300 on  5980 HIL 0.1 kW / non-dir to WeEu Dannish/English Wed and
1100-1400 on  5980 HIL 0.1 kW / non-dir to WeEu Dannish/English Sat/Sun
Radio 208 via Hvidovre
0000-2400 on  5805 HVI 0.2 kW / non-dir to WeEu Dannish/English Daily
(DXB/Ivanov)

Saturday, September 19, 2020

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, September 20-26

 


From the Isle of Music, September 20-26: 
This week Yasek Manzano helps us present some of his own recent jazz recordings and the new compilation album Grecolandia. 

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) 

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US). 

For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 

Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, September 20, 22, 26 
Episode 183 presents some very enjoyable music from the Philippines, from traditional instruments to Pinoy rock. 

The transmissions take place: 

Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe 

Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. 

Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. 

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 
(Bill Tilford/Tilford Productions)

Friday, September 18, 2020

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedule

 



Hello friends,

I hope that everyone in our family of listeners is OK, given the ongoing natural disasters, such as the fires in the western USA, Hurricane Sally and the flooding in the US Gulf area, and the floods in many other parts of the world. Here in northern Virginia, the weather is relatively boring.

Speaking of the weather, it was the heavy rain in eastern Pennsylvania that caused the missing WINB transmission Thursday, 10 September, at 2330 UTC. WINB was back on the air the next day.  I hope we transmit a full schedule this weekend.

Last weekend's excerpt of Hungarian text from the revived RFE/RL Hungarian Service was received and decoded successfully all over the world, including all the diacritics. Here is an example as transmitted from Florida and received in, appropriately, Hungary.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 169) are provided by 2010DFS in Japan (Sunday 0800 UTC on 7730 kHz) and by Ralf in Germany and Scott in Ontario (both Sunday 2330 UTC). Scott usually prepares his video from a transmission on 15770 kHz, but this frequency did not propagate well within North America last weekend. 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 (1 x MFSK32 and 8 x MFSK64).

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 170, 17-20 September 2020, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:38  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:42  Possible sign of life in Venus's atmosphere*
 8:43  MFSK64: Sunspot Cycle 25 has begun*
14:40  This week's images*
27:55  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Saturday 0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz  WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz/ 7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz  WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas) and a new time also on WRMI, Wednesdays at 2100-2200 UTC on 7780 kHz (aimed towards Europe) . Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com .  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ @ThisIsAMusicSho

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. 

Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Wednesdays 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim

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


Encore - Radio Tumbril schedules

 

Dear listener,

A new time and frequency of broadcast by WRMI:  0300 - 0400 UTC Thursday 5800 kHz (Az. 160 degrees from Florida).

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz
Repeated:
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Saturday 7780 kHz WRMI to US and Europe
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 5850 kHz, Simulcast on 5010 kHz WRMI to the US, Canada and Central America.
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 – 03:00 UTC Monday 9455 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
03:00 - 04:00 UTC Thursday 5800 kHz WRMI to South America and Caribbean.
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
20:00 - 21:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe.

Our email is  encoretumbril@gmail.com. Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.

The website is www.tumbril.co.uk where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent program,, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.

This week's program starts with a horn concerto by telemann. Next some of Mozart's piano concerto No. 17 followed by a few Schubert songs. The program finishes with a ballade from Chopin and part of Beethoven's 3rd symphony.

Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search.

A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is: http://kiwisdr.com/public/  Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.

Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland

Radio Northern Star special broadcast schedule

 
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Arctic Radio Club. To celebrate this we are broadcasting a special program over Radio Northern Star/Bergen Kringkaster in Norway as follows:

All times UTC
Frequencies: 5895 kHz and 1314 AM kHz
Saturday Sept. 19 1800-2000 
Sunday Sept. 20 2000-2200 
Tuesday Sept. 22 1800-2000 

The program is in Swedish but with ID's in English. Many of the ARC old timers are participating in the program. We also present a wide selection of music.

Reception reports are welcome to:
Arctic Radio Club Anniversary Broadcast
c/o Music & Media Production
Box 114
SE-82423 Hudiksvall
Sweden

If you want a QSL-card please enclose return postage in form of two IRCs or $3.00. As a DX club we are interested in seeing how far the radio waves will go so we are not interested in reports taken over SDR receivers close to the transmitter site.

For further information about Radio Northern Star and Bergen Kringkaster check out:
Welcome to listen in and GOOD DX!
(Ronny B Good/WRTH)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

BBC World service frequency update

 



In the coming days, BBC World Service, will adjust the following frequencies:

English to Asia frequency changes 

All times UTC
0000-0100 5970 -> 6155 kHz
0100-0200 5970 -> 5945 kHz
0100-0200 11730 -> 12065 kHz
1200-1300 12065 -> 11995 kHz
(Mauno Ritola/WRTH FB)

IRCA-Mexican Log, 23rd edition, now available

 


IRCA Mexican Log, 23rd Edition (Fall 2020)

The IRCA MEXICAN LOG lists all AM stations in Mexico by frequency, including call letters, state, city, day/night power, slogans, schedule in UTC/GMT, formats, networks and notes. 

The call letter index gives call, frequency, city and state. The city index (listed by state, then city) includes frequency, call and day/night power. The transmitter site index (listed by state, then city) tabulates the latitude and longitude of transmitter sites. 

Also, in this edition, there is a spread sheet with links to web sites, live broadcasts and facebook page of many of the Mexican stations. This is an indispensable reference for anyone who hears Mexican radio stations.

The 2020-2021 Mexican Log .pdf is posted on the IRCA website for all to download. The link is: https://www.ircaonline.org/editor_upload/File/2020-21_IRCA_Mexican_Log.pdf
Thanks to Tim Hall for his dedicated work on this.

We welcome your comments, suggestions, additions, and corrections regarding this list. Please write to Mexican Log editor Tim Hall at TimHall1@gmail.com. Thank you
(IRCA DX News/22 Sept, Vol 87, No. 20)

Antarctica's Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel slated for September 19 broadcast



On Saturday September 19th, LRA36 will broadcast Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel from the Antarctic station Esperanza in Spanish, German and English.

The transmission takes place at 15476 kHz in USB mode.

All times UTC
15:00 to 19:00 - Spanish
19:00 to 19:30 - German
19:30 to 20:00 - Spanish
20:00 to 20:30 - German
20:30 to 22:00 - English

Reception reports are confirmed with a special QSL card from LRA 36.

Send your reception details to: tranalra36@radionacional.gov.ar

Two 30-minute programs will be broadcast in German, and moderated by Rayen Braun from RAE - Argentina to world listeners.

If the local weather conditions do not cooperate, programming will be rescheduled.

Good luck!
73 + 55 Rayen Brown
(RAE, via Bernd Seiser-D, wwdxc Sept 8/WWDXC Top Nx 1439/16 Sept 2020)

Monday, September 14, 2020

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 07 - 13 September 2020

Solar activity was very low throughout the reporting period. No spotted regions were observed on the visible disk and no Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was normal to high levels throughout the reporting period. GOES-16 peak flux reached 10,200 pfu at 07/1600 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet to unsettled under a mostly nominal solar wind regime.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 14 September - 10 October 2020

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at normal to moderate levels on 14 - 25 Sep and at high levels, following CH HSS activity, from 26 Sep - 10 Oct.

Geomagnetic field activity is likely to range from quiet to G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels. G1 levels are likely to be on 27 September, and active levels are likely on 25-26 Sep and 28 Sep; unsettled levels are likely on 23-24 Sep and 29 Sep. All elevated levels of geomagnetic activity are in response to anticipated CH HSS influence. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to observe quiet conditions.

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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2020 Sep 14      70           5          2
2020 Sep 15      70           5          2
2020 Sep 16      70           5          2
2020 Sep 17      70           5          2
2020 Sep 18      70           5          2
2020 Sep 19      70           5          2
2020 Sep 20      70           5          2
2020 Sep 21      70           5          2
2020 Sep 22      70           5          2
2020 Sep 23      70           8          3
2020 Sep 24      70          10          3
2020 Sep 25      70          15          4
2020 Sep 26      70          10          4
2020 Sep 27      70          25          5
2020 Sep 28      70          15          4
2020 Sep 29      70          10          3
2020 Sep 30      70           5          2
2020 Oct 01      70           5          2
2020 Oct 02      70           5          2
2020 Oct 03      70           5          2
2020 Oct 04      70           5          2
2020 Oct 05      70           5          2
2020 Oct 06      70           5          2
2020 Oct 07      70           5          2
2020 Oct 08      70           5          2
2020 Oct 09      70           5          2
2020 Oct 10      70           5          2
(NOAA)

Friday, September 11, 2020

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules Sept 13-19


For the next few weeks, there will be an additional broadcast of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot  Saturdays from 0800 to 0900 UTC on Radio Channel 292 from Germany, 9670 kHz.
The schedule for FTIOM & UBMP for this week is:

From the Isle of Music, September 13-19
This week Harold López-Nussa helps us present his wonderful new Cuban Jazz album.
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)
For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US).
For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, September 13, 15 and 19
Episode 182 presents some excellent Bulgarian folk dance bands.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
3. Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

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

Shiokaze/Sea Breeze schedule update

 

Frequency changes of JSR Shiokaze/Sea Breeze September 11*

All times UTC

1300-1400 5920 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs various langs, ex 6040

1300-1400 6070 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs various langs, ex 6165

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 various langs, ex 5920

1600-1700 7325 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs various langs, ex 5980

1600-1630 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Wed/Fri; English Thu;

1630-1700 Korean Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue; English Thu.*And frequency changes of Furusato no Kaze via JSR Shiokaze September 11*

1405-1435 6165 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Daily, ex 6090

1405-1435 7295 YAM 300 kW / 280 deg to NEAs Japanese Daily, ex 7325

(DXB 11 Sept 20200

 



World Music Radio extends schedule for the weekend

 

 

World Music Radio on 15805 kHz (200W from Randers) will be on a slightly extended schedule this weekend from September 12th to 13th:  Broadcasting starts at 0400 UTC Saturday morning and continuous over night until Sunday evening at 2100 UTC.  

 Meanwhile, WMR continues 24/7 on 5840 kHz (100W from Bramming).  Still no success in getting the 500W PA working.

 Radio208 is on 1440 kHz (Ishøj) and still running 75W only (using the stand by transmitter) and on air 24/7. The big 1 kW CCA transmitter needs a new, expensive cooling system.

 Radio208 is on 5805 kHz  (150W from Hvidovre) also on-air 24/7. Modulation on the low side, but this will hopefully be fixed within a couple of weeks.

 Finally – I’m sorry to say, that I am running late sending out QSL’s for the many reception reports being received. Hopefully, I will find time for this next week.

 Something's always wrong at WMR/Radio208 … but still, we keep on fighting keeping shortwave and mediumwave alive.   J

 Best 73s

Stig Hartvig Nielsen

www.rado208.dk

www.wmr.dk

(HCDX)


Monday, September 07, 2020

Encore-Classical Music schedule update


Dear listener,

Here are details of a one-off broadcast in a few day's time:

Showcase 292 will air with time donated by the station on Radio Channel 292 from Rohrbach, Germany on Monday September 7 from 2100 to 2200 UTC on 3955, 6070 and 9670 kHz.  This is Channel 292’s first collaborative simulcast featuring five music and variety programs that appear on its weekly schedule – Alt Universe Top 40 (rock), Encore (classical music), From the Isle of Music (Cuban music), Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot (world and novelty music) and the Voice of the Report of the Week (listener request music plus commentary).  3955 and 9670 are both new frequencies,  and listeners are encouraged to try them as a DX catch  in eastern Canada and the eastern United States.  A special eQSL will be available from the producer (details will be given during the broadcast).  6070 kHz will of course not be receivable in Canada due to CFRX on the same frequency.


Regular Broadcast times of Encore are:
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz
Repeated:
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Saturday 7780 kHz WRMI to US and Europe
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 5850 kHz, Simulcast on 5010 kHz WRMI to the US, Canada and Central America.
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 – 03:00 UTC Monday 9455 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
20:00 - 21:00 UTC Thursday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe.

Our email is  encoretumbril@gmail.com. Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.
The website is www.tumbril.co.uk where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent programme, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.

This week's programme begins with part of an oboe concerto and then a couple of songs prompted by Shakespeare's plays Cymbeline and The Tempest. After that we have a duet for violin and viola by Halvorsen and some of Mozart's Flute Quartet in A major. Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture next, followed by a piano trio composed by the 19th century composer Louise Farrenc.
The programme ends with the prelude from The Cunning Little Vixen and as much of Haydn's piano sonata No. 33 as we can fit in.

Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search.
A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is: http://kiwisdr.com/public/  Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.

Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.

Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland

www.tumbril.co.uk

Update on All India Radio's Vividh Bharat


Flash News
Vividh Bharati transmission on 9380 kHz via Aligarh 250 kW has been taken off air from Friday 4 Sept 2020. The entertainment channel Vividh Bharati (translated roughly as Indian variety) is still available on many AIR stations on FM & MW and also on Live Streaming, DTH, DRM etc.

 It seems it is for the very first time that the Vividh Bharati is not on shortwave after it began in 1957 to meet the competition offered by Radio Ceylon (Now SLBC). For some time AIR stations in Chennai, Guwahti, Mumbai and New Delhi even transmitted on a single SW channel (10330 kHz?) with Vividh Bharti Service. From New Delhi also on SW there used to be Vividh Bharati Service in DRM a few years back.


Live Stream: http://prasarbharati.gov.in/playersource.php?channel=1 
https://www.vividhbharti.org/http://prasarbharati.gov.in/playersource.php?channel=1 https://www.vividhbharti.org/


Yours sincerely,


Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
National Institute of Amateur Radio
Hyderabad, India

Voice of Vietnam unveils new logo



(VOVWORLD) - The Voice of Vietnam on Friday unveiled its new logo, representing a vision and strong desire to thrive as the media agency will celebrate its 75th founding anniversary on September 7

Letter “V” in the new logo is inspired by the wings of a mythical crane-like bird engraved on Vietnam’s ancient bronze drum, reflecting VOV’s strong optimism and aspirations. Meanwhile, letter “O” with a PLAY symbol at its heart represents VOV as a multimedia agency that has never ceased moving forward. The new logo uses two basic colors of blue and red, indicating prosperity and a bright future ahead.

"VOV’s new logo reveals VOV’s dream of becoming a prestigious multimedia agency not only in Vietnam but also around the world, from a strong revolutionary media with its rich history and traditions. VOV broadcasts programs in 13 Vietnamese ethnic languages and 13 foreign languages aimed at promoting Vietnam’s international integration and serving national construction and defense," VOV Deputy President Pham Manh Hung told a press briefing at VOV’s headquarter in Hanoi on Friday.

On this occasion, VOV also debuted its app VOVlive at the address: https://vovlive.vn.

VOV programs are now available in all platforms: Web, Wap, Mobile App, and Social Media. 

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 31 August - 06 September 2020

Solar activity was very low for the highlight period. No spotted regions were present on the visible disk. There were no Earth-directed CMEs observed during the period. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at moderate to high levels through the highlight period. A peak flux of 29,370 pfu was observed at 02/1625 UTC. 

Geomagnetic field activity was at unsettled to G1 (minor) storm levels on 31 Aug, unsettled to active levels on 01 September and quiet to unsettled levels on 02 Sep; all due to positive polarity CH HSS influences. During this period of activity, solar wind speeds reached a peak of 619 km/s midday on 01 Sep, total field reached a maximum of 8 nT at midday on 31 Aug and the Bz component reached a maximum southward extent of -7 nT midday on 31 Aug. Phi angle was in a mostly positive solar sector. 

Quiet to isolated unsettled levels were observed from 03-06 Sep as CH HSS effects slowly waned. Solar wind parameters gradually returned to nominal levels by the end of the highlight period. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 07 September - 03 October 2020

Solar activity is expected to be very low for the outlook 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 07-09 Sep and again on 26 Sep - 03 Oct due to recurrent CH HSS influence. The remainder of the period is expected to be at normal to moderate levels. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled levels on 18-19 Sep, unsettled to active levels on 23-29 Sep, with G1 (minor) storm levels possible on 27 sep, all due to recurrent CH HS influences. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at
mostly quiet levels. 

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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2020 Sep 07      70           5          2
2020 Sep 08      70           5          2
2020 Sep 09      70           5          2
2020 Sep 10      70           5          2
2020 Sep 11      70           5          2
2020 Sep 12      70           5          2
2020 Sep 13      70           5          2
2020 Sep 14      70           5          2
2020 Sep 15      70           5          2
2020 Sep 16      70           5          2
2020 Sep 17      70           5          2
2020 Sep 18      70           8          3
2020 Sep 19      70           8          3
2020 Sep 20      70           5          2
2020 Sep 21      70           5          2
2020 Sep 22      70           5          2
2020 Sep 23      70           8          3
2020 Sep 24      70          10          3
2020 Sep 25      70          15          4
2020 Sep 26      70          10          4
2020 Sep 27      70          25          5
2020 Sep 28      70          15          4
2020 Sep 29      70          10          3
2020 Sep 30      70           5          2
2020 Oct 01      70           8          3
2020 Oct 02      70           5          2
2020 Oct 03      70           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, September 05, 2020

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


From the Isle of Music, September 6-12
This week Kiki Valera, a popular previous guest, returns to tell us about his period with the dance band Los Karachi, and we will listen to some recordings of that band that include him on keyboards. One of our English-language interviews with some fun and interesting stories.

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)
For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US).
For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, September 6, 8 & ? 
Episode 181 presents music from Mali.

The broadcast take place:
Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
Website: www.tilfordproductions.com

Friday, September 04, 2020

Blog Logs

Monitoring from 01 - 03 September 2020. SDR's as indicated


All times UTC

Congo Republic
Radio Congo 6115 kHz. Tune-in from 1815 with ongoing French news interest items and jingles from two announcers. Conversations and PSA formats (Covid ?).  (SIO 434). (Jo'burg S Africa SDR)

Clandestine
Radio Erena signal
Radio Erena 9720 kHz, 1737 tune-in. Fair signal for programming to Eritrea via Bulgaria relay. Closing minutes of Arabic music, to announcer's clear station ID as "Radio Erena." Arabic text to 1748. Station's sign-off at 1800. (NLD SDR) https://m.shekortet.com/

Denge Welat/VO Homeland on 11530 kHz. Kurdish text from 1745 including reference to station, monitored to 1758. Programming relayed via Issoudun, France. (NLD SDR) http://www.denge-welat.org/

Iran International TV 6270 kHz via Armenia relay. Farsi service observed from 1752. Intros with fanfares followed by interviews and possible PSA on Covid. (NLD SDR) https://iranintl.com/

Radio Ndarason Radio Internationale 9775 kHz via Woofferton, U.K. relay, targeted to Nigeria. Clear sign-on at 1800 and station promotional, into news format. Schedule notes service as Kanuri. (NLD SDR) http://www.ndarason.com

Denmark
DR Radio 243 LW, 1540. Loop of interval signal to 1544. Full Danish ID and "kilohertz" quote. Danish script for unknown text. (Vejby, Denmark SDR). Website http://www.dr.dk  

Ethiopia
OBN/Radio Oromia, 6030 kHz. (100 kW) from 1818 tune-in during an intro. Listed as Afar/Oromo services. Musical melody to fanfare intros. Signal fair-poor however able to note African highlife
vocals and ID routine 1830. Schedule to 2000 UTC. (Qatar SDR)

Voice of Tigray Revolution. 5950 kHz. Tune-in 1830 with jingle and station ID routine over fanfare intro. Talk and classic HOA music into Afro rap vocals (with echo-effect), and program intros. Service listed as Afar/Tigrinya, closing at 2000 UTC. (Qatar SDR)

Germany
HCJB Deutschland 3995 kHz, 1435-1510. German religious vocal hymns and Christian Praise music programs to 1510 tune-out. No ID or information break at 1500. Recheck 1735-1745 with German comments and brief religious reference, to musical format as monitored earlier. (Keil SDR) http://www.hcjb.de
  
Voice of Greece QSL

Greece
Voice of Greece 9420 kHz. Announcer's Greek text from 1447 tune-in. Musical interlude to lady's station ID into Greek music vocals to 1458. Time-tips to station ID, fanfare intro for special feature.
(Zakynthos Island, Greece SDR) http://www.ert.gr

Luxembourg
RTL R Luxembourg 234 kHz, 1315-1335. Mid-afternoon French talk-show. Promos, jingles, and ads/phone numbers to 1330. Station ID into correspondent's remote broadcast with audience participation. (NLD SDR) http://www.rtl.lu

Madagascar
Radio Nationale Malagasy 6135, 1335 tune-in. Lady's French talk, heard several references to "Nationale" and "Malagasy" at 1337. Musical riffs between French announcements. Conversations of local interest. Intro to program segment at 1349 into lady's Malagasy. Echo-effect PSA. Announcer's trade local interest briefs. French ad jingles to hip hop tunes from 13591404. Canned "Nationale" ID 1404 into French script. Schedule to 1500. SIO 343 (Jo'burg, S Africa SDR)

ORTM QSL

Mali
ORTM Mali 9635 kHz from 1420 tune-in. African ethnic vocals to 1425. Lady's French time check to more of same musical format to (fair signal with slight fading) (Sevilla, Spain SDR) http://www.ortm.ml

Sultanate of Oman
BBC WS Eastern Relay Station, 1413 kHz, 1748-1800. English service with closing bits of interview. Witness History program from 1749 discussing the popularity of The Walkman radio, how it was developed, music examples from artist that benefited from it's popularity. Big Ben bell tones at 1800 into BBC World Service identification and opening the Pashto service. (Qatar SDR) http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio
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Thursday, September 03, 2020

Radio Six International to broadcast September 5th


We're back on shortwave again on Saturday, 5th September between 22:00 and 24:00 UTC (for UK listeners that's 11pm until 1am Sunday). will be live in Studio A, Glasgow and happy to get your emails, reception reports for e-QSL and requests to: letters@radiosix.com

Tune in on 6070 kHz (49.39m) shortwave; 88.2MHz and 107.5MHz in New Zealand or online as usual.

Programming broadcast at 10 kW and relayed from a transmitter located at Rohrbach in Germany.

Please note that our schedule times are online and in "Radio News" are always given in GMT = Greenwich Mean Time. For UK times, please add one hour.
(R Six International)

Programming is live from the Radio Six studio in Glasgow, with your host Tony Currie, playing new music from around the world with a few oldies thrown in plus your emails and letters. If you want to take part during the show, email Tony at tony@radiosix.com 

Postal reception reports, please enclose one U.S. dollar or Euro as a contribution for hard copy QSL.
Radio Six International
21 Sherbroke Avenue
Glasgow G41 4HF Scotland

Additional postal address posted online
Radio Six International
The Studio
Port Ramsay
Isle of Lismore
Argyll
PA34 5UN
Scotland

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