Thursday, December 02, 2021

17th Edition of the Global Radio Guide (Winter 2021-22) Now Available

 


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For Immediate Release                                                                       Thursday, December 2, 2021


On any given day, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) fueled by a meteoric rise in the country's economics, politics, the covid pandemic, cyber security and human rights issues, Beijing Winter 2022 Olympics, and a strident expansion of the country’s military forces dominates global news headlines and news cycles. These headlines include China’s recent tensions with Taiwan, which are said to be the worst in forty years, and its other neighbors in the South China Sea region.

As China’s influence continues to expand worldwide, so have the country’s huge radio broadcast services. Local, regional, and international mediumwave and shortwave networks carry news and programming to audiences around the world. Since these services are government-sponsored you are hearing China’s Communist Party’s (CCP) perspective of worldwide events as they unfold. Topping the list of the country’s media outlets is China Radio International (CRI) the largest and most widely heard station in China.

For those who want to follow all the ongoing storylines originating from the PRC, Gayle Van Horn’s 17th Edition of her Amazon bestselling Global Radio Guide (Winter 2021-22) has all the details you need to monitor all the radio services from the Land of the Red Dragon.

Her feature is one of the most comprehensive articles ever written on the Chinese radio broadcast system. Complete schedules for all China radio services, a section of how to ID national stations broadcasting in Chinese, and links to videos with CRI IDs in 45 languages on the author’s YouTube channel that are just some of the materials you will find in this all-important cover story in the GRG. This is an indispensable guide to for the radio listener to hear China as tensions in the region continue to heat up.

China’s broadcasters are not the only focus of this completely updated edition of the GRG, though. Worldwide, tensions are continuing to escalate, and – in another case of what is old becoming new – people around the world are once again turning to shortwave radio to place themselves on the front lines.

With the help of the GRG, you can tune in to shortwave broadcast stations from other hotspots such as Cuba, India, Iran, North/South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and many other counties. If you have a shortwave radio receiver, SDR or Internet connection, pair it with this unique radio resource to know when and where to listen to the world.

This newest edition of the GRG carries on the tradition of those before it with an in-depth, 24-hour station/frequency guide with schedules for selected AM band, longwave, and shortwave radio stations. This unique resource is the only radio publication that lists by-hour schedules that include all language services, frequencies, and world target areas for over 500 stations worldwide. The schedules included in this edition of the GRG are valid from 31 October 2021 until 26 March 2022, the B21 broadcast schedule period.

The GRG includes listings of DX radio programs and Internet website addresses for many of the stations in the book. There are also entries for time and frequency stations as well as some of the more “intriguing” transmissions one can find on the shortwave radio bands.

Gayle has also updated her now-famous SDR Buyer’s Guide, a must-have compendium that helps you navigate through the revolutionary world of software-defined radios (SDRs), the new digital frontier of the radio hobby.

Also new in this 17th edition, James Careless, in an article that originally appeared in Radio World, looks at the current state of shortwave receiver technology. Dr. Adrian Peterson of AWR looks back at the early days of Philippine broadcasting. David Harris has written a review of the bhi NES10-2MK4 Noise Cancelling Speaker. Spectrum Monitor columnist Fred Waterer will take you on a guided tour of shortwave music programs from around the world.

There are updated columns including the latest radio news in Bits & Bytes, current radio QSL information and addresses, the Best of the Best DX shortwave program listings, and a listing of radio station Internet websites.

This edition also has introductory articles for beginners on Traveling the World via Shortwave Radio Broadcasts, Monitoring the Shortwave Action Bands, and Teak’s latest greatly expanded frequency list of HF non-broadcast radio stations worldwide.

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

Whether you monitor shortwave radio broadcasts, amateur radio operators, or aeronautical, maritime, government, or military communications in the HF radio spectrum, this book has the frequencies to help you to hear it all. Teak Publishing’s Global Radio Guide "brings the world to you."

You can find this edition of the Global Radio Guide, along with all of Teak Publishing e-book titles currently available for purchase, on the Teak Publishing Web site at http://www.teakpublishing.com. This includes all previous editions of the Global Radio Guide available at reduced sale prices.

The 17th 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/B09MV5XMFZ.

The price for this latest edition is US$8.99 for over 1000 pages of radio hobby content and frequencies. 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 http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, December 5-11

 

From the Isle of Music, December 5-11: 
Part 2 of 2 parts: This week, our guest Ricardo Oropesa discusses his new book "Miguelito Valdés. La voz del tambor" AND his new book "Yo soy el chachachá: Orquesta América de Ninón Mondéjar" with music from both artists. 

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 0100-0200 (NEW FOR B21) UTC 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 1300-1400 UTC (NEW FOR B21) on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 




Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, December 5-11: 
Episode 246 presents the music of several indigenous peoples of China. 

Sunday 2300-0000 NEW FOR B21 (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 with a directional booster aimed eastward. 


Winter frequency updates

 All times UTC




Clandestine
New time and frequency of clandestine station, Sae Nala/New Country Broadcast via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
1730-1800 on  5925 TAC 100 kW / 076 deg to NEAs Korean Tue/Thu/Sun (1600-1630 on 9585 kHz in summer 2021 schedule) 
(DXB 01 Dec)

India
AIR External Services extended from 1 Dec 2021. All services that were off-air except Russian, Sinhala, and Thai have resumed. Those services include; Dari 0745-0830 11560, Pashto 1430-1545 9950 11620, 1430-1545 UTC, Farsi 1615-1730 9620, Arabic 1730-1930 9620. 
(Jose Jacob, dxindia)

USAGM-Radio Farda via Kuwait 
Persian
1730-2400 5860 KWT 250 kW / 050 deg to WeAs (ex 5865) from November 30
(DXB 01 Dec)

USAGM-Radio Free Asia
Tibetan service updates 
0100-0200 17740 SAI 100 kW / 300 deg to CeAs (ex 13765) (Saipan, Agingan Point)
0200-0300 17645 TIN 250 kW / 289 deg to CeAs (ex 11540) (Tinian, North Mariana Islands)
0200-0300 17690 SAI 100 kW / 300 deg to CeAs (ex 11895) (Saipan, Agingan Point)
0200-0300 17730 TIN 250 kW / 296 deg to CeAs (ex 12010) (Tinian, North Mariana Islands)
(DXB 01 Dec)

information edited by Teak Publishing for clarity

KTWR plans for special holiday DRM broadcasts

 


We have good news for you. (actually, our broadcasts are always about good news.) 

Since the dual-language test that we did for China worked, we are going to broadcast a special simultaneous Mandarin/Cantonese DRM program on Christmas evening at 1057-1127UTC on 9910kHz. (This is during our normal China DRM broadcast.) 

We will also do simultaneous Japanese/Korean in our DRM broadcast the same night on 9910kHz at 1200-1230UTC. (I am sorry that I had mistakenly told you that we were doing these languages in the test a few weeks ago.)

We also have an additional DRM broadcast to announce. From 1-26 December, KTWR will broadcast programs from God-Centered Life (GCL) on 11860kHz at 1358-1428UTC toward South Asia. 

These programs are from different series that GCL has produced. I have looked at the descriptions of the programs and they look quite interesting. We hope you enjoy them, too.
73 de NH2MS and KTWR
(Mike Sabin/KTWR)

Special annual NRD broadcast on 24 December 2021

 


NDR Info sends Christmas messages to seafarers all over the world on Christmas Eve 2021. Families and friends wish their loved ones at sea a happy holiday in the traditional program "Greetings on board"!

What would Christmas Eve be without the NDR Info program “Greetings on board”? It is a long tradition of the North German Broadcasting Corporation to greet seafarers on ships all over the world at Christmas.

Please send the greetings and audio greetings to gruss-an-bord@ndr.de by December 6th

Relays via  Austria, France, Germany, and Uzbekistan

Single-day broadcast to maritime people worldwide.

A special broadcast of NDR Hamburg "Gruss an Bord"  December 24, 2021

All times UTC
German

New time/new frequencies/new transmitters of NDR Christmas Gruss an Bord - Greetings on board in German via Media Broadcast on December 24, 2021:

All times UTC
1800-2100  6080 TAC (ex 6030/6155) (Uzbekistan relay)
1800-2100  9610 MOS (ex 9570/9675 ) (Austria relay) 
1800-2100  9740 NAU (ex 1900-2300 same (Germany relay)
1800-2100  9820 ISS (ex 9800/9590) (France relay) 
1800-2100   11650 NAU, ex 11650/9830 (Germany relay) 
1800-2100   15770*RMI, ex 6080/6145 (WRMI relay)
* instead of 15770 RMI 100 kW / 044 deg to Northern Atlantic Supreme Master TV (WRMI relay) 
(DX Mix-Bulgaria/01 Dec)
(photo/SW Radio Archive Audio)

Monday, November 29, 2021

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 22 - 28 November 2021

Solar activity was at very low levels with only B-class activity observed. The largest flare was a B8.4 at 28/0859 UTC from Region 2900 (S26, L=256, class/area, Dso/160 on 28 Nov). This was also the most active region on the disk during the highlight period. Other notable activity included an approximate 10-degree filament eruption centered near S36E33 and observed in GONG H-alpha imagery beginning at 24/0958 UTC. The associated CME was observed in LASCO coronagraph imagery beginning at 24/1412 UTC. WSA/Enlil modeling indicated an Earth-directed component with an arrival time of late on 27 Nov. No other Earth-directed CMEs were observed during the highlight period. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels on 23, 24 and 26 Nov due to CH HSS influences. Normal to moderate levels were observed on 22, 25, 27 and 28 Nov. 

Geomagnetic field activity reached unsettled levels on 22-23 Nov due to influences from a negative polarity CH HSS. Unsettled levels were also reached on 27-28 Nov due to the arrival of the aforementioned CME from 24 Nov. A relatively weak shock was observed near 27/2153 UTC causing enhancements in solar wind parameters. The total field reached a maximum of 17 nT during the event at 28/0057 UTC, while the Bz component reached a maximum southward deviation of -14 nT at the same time. Solar wind speeds reached a maximum of near 400 km/s.

Quiet levels were observed on 24-26 Nov with a nominal solar wind. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 29 November - 25 December 2021

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 10-12 Dec and 20-23 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS influences. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the remainder of the period. 

Geomagnetic field activity reached active levels early on 29 Nov due to lingering influences from the 24 Nov CME. Unsettled to active levels are expected on 03-05 Dec, 12-14 Dec, and 17-18 Dec due to influences from recurrent CH HSS activity. Quiet to unsettled levels are expected for the remainder of the period. 

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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Nov 29      92          10          3
2021 Nov 30      94           5          2
2021 Dec 01      94           5          2
2021 Dec 02      88           5          2
2021 Dec 03      88          10          3
2021 Dec 04      88          10          3
2021 Dec 05      88           8          3
2021 Dec 06      85           5          2
2021 Dec 07      82           5          2
2021 Dec 08      80           5          2
2021 Dec 09      82           5          2
2021 Dec 10      82           5          2
2021 Dec 11      82           5          2
2021 Dec 12      82           8          3
2021 Dec 13      80          12          4
2021 Dec 14      80          10          3
2021 Dec 15      85           5          2
2021 Dec 16      85           5          2
2021 Dec 17      85           8          3
2021 Dec 18      85          10          3
2021 Dec 19      85           5          2
2021 Dec 20      85           5          2
2021 Dec 21      85           5          2
2021 Dec 22      82           5          2
2021 Dec 23      80           5          2
2021 Dec 24      78           5          2
2021 Dec 25      78           5          2
(NOAA)

Friday, November 26, 2021

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, November 28-December 4

 


From the Isle of Music, November 28-December 4: 

Part 1 of 2 parts: This week, our guest Ricardo Oropesa discusses his new book "Miguelito Valdés. La voz del tambor", and we listen to some of "Mr. Babalú's" recordings. 

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 0100-0200 (new winter schedules) UTC 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 1300-1400 UTC (NEW FOR B21) 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, November 28-December 4: 
Episode 245 is an international potpourri. 
The transmissions take place: 

Sunday 2300-0000 New winter schedules (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 with a directional booster aimed eastward. 

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
5713 N. St. Louis Av
Chicago IL 60659-4486
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
phone: 773.267.6548
website: www.tilfordproductions.com

Encore-classical music program schedules

 


Dear Listener,

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 
11:00 - 12:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz

Repeated:
23:00 - 00:00 UTC Saturday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 7780 & 5850 kHz WRMI to Europe US and Canada
17:00 – 18:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
22:00 - 23:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
03:00 - 04:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
23:00 – 24:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada - Seasonal time change
20:00 – 21:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe

Some additions to the website:
The Encore website is www.tumbril.co.uk where you will find:
Up to date transmission times and frequencies
The playlists for the most recent programs
An email link

Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.

You can help keep Encore on the air:
Encore is a one-man operation. WRMI and Channel 292 are very generous with their air-time but Encore still costs around 200 Dollars/Euros a month to broadcast.

This week's Program - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - starts with some ballet music from Poulenc, some incidental music from Fauré, and a modern hymn to the Titanic by Gavin Bryars.
After that - the theme from Paul Hindemith's The Four Temperaments, some more Gavin Bryars, and a sonata for recorder and basso continuo composed by eighteenth-century Neapolitan Francesco Mancini.
The last section of the program has two modern pieces by contemporary acoustic ensembles and finishes with part of Schubert's String Quartet No. 13.

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 http://www.tumbril.co.uk
GMØTLY

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedules

 

Hello friends,

Happy Thanksgiving to listeners in the United States. No Thanksgiving is complete without tuning in and decoding Shortwave Radiogram. You can do this Friday at 0030-0100 UTC (Thursday 1930 EST, 1830 CST, 1730 MST, 1630 PST) on 9265 kHz from WINB Pennsylvania. Unattended reception and decoding are possible while eating Thanksgiving dinner, walking it off, sleeping it off, or watching football. 

Slow scan television (SSTV) is similar to the MFSK images we transmit on Shortwave Radiogram. Many Shortwave Radiogram listeners enjoy receiving and decoding SSTV images from the International Space Station. More such transmissions are scheduled for December 1 at 1210 to 1910 UTC, and December 2 1140-1720 UTC. The frequency is 145.8 MHz in the two-meter amateur radio band, narrow FM mode. Decode the PD120 SSTV using MMSSTV or similar software. (MultiPSK decodes SSTV.) 

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 231) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC), Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1330 UTC), and 2010DFS in Shimane Prefecture, Japan (Sunday 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. The analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 232, 26-28 November 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:41  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:47  Startup Astra reaches orbit for the first time*
 7:29  MFSK64: Could circular economy transform the world?*
11:20  This week's images*
28:34  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  0330-0400 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 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 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). Also, look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/    @ThisIsAMusicSho  https://thisisamusicshow.com

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 1230 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check-in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram, and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Thursdays 0000 UTC (Wednesdays 7 pm EST) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

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

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


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:Issued: 2021 Nov 22 0233 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 15 - 21 November 2021

Solar activity was at very low levels with only B-class activity observed. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in LASCO coronagraph imagery. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels on 15 Nov due to CH HSS influences. Normal to moderate levels were observed on 16-21 Nov. 

Geomagnetic field activity reached active levels on 15-17 Nov due to CH HSS influences. Quiet to unsettled levels were observed on 18-21 Nov. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 22 November - 18 December 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at low levels on 30 Nov - 14 Dec due to the expected return of Regions 2894 (S27, L=85, class/area Dao/130 on 12 Nov) and 2895 (N24, L=73, class/area Dso/130 on 10 Nov). Very low levels are expected on 22-29 Nov, and 15-18 Dec. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 10-12 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS influences. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach unsettled to active levels on 27 Nov and 12-14 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS influences. Quiet to unsettled levels are expected for the rest of the outlook period. 

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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Nov 22      78          10          3
2021 Nov 23      78           5          2
2021 Nov 24      80           5          2
2021 Nov 25      82           5          2
2021 Nov 26      82           5          2
2021 Nov 27      82          10          3
2021 Nov 28      82           8          3
2021 Nov 29      82           5          2
2021 Nov 30      85           5          2
2021 Dec 01      85           5          2
2021 Dec 02      85           5          2
2021 Dec 03      85           5          2
2021 Dec 04      82           5          2
2021 Dec 05      82           5          2
2021 Dec 06      82           5          2
2021 Dec 07      82           5          2
2021 Dec 08      82           5          2
2021 Dec 09      85           5          2
2021 Dec 10      85           5          2
2021 Dec 11      85           5          2
2021 Dec 12      82           8          3
2021 Dec 13      80          12          3
2021 Dec 14      78          10          3
2021 Dec 15      78           5          2
2021 Dec 16      78           5          2
2021 Dec 17      78           8          3
2021 Dec 18      78          10          3
(NOAA)

Friday, November 19, 2021

Weekend schedules from Shortwave Radiogram

 


Hello friends

One more reminder that WRMI (on its frequencies used for Shortwave Radiogram) has, since the North American time changed, stayed with UTC for its program schedule. So, for most of Europe and North America, Shortwave Radiogram is one hour earlier by local time. WINB, on the other hand, stays with US Eastern Time for its schedule, so Shortwave Radiogram is at the same time by local time, but one hour later by UTC. The exception is the WINB DRM frequency of 15750 kHz, where the schedule stays with UTC. The updated Shortwave Radiogram schedule is below. It's a good idea to keep at least one clock (or watch) in your house set to UTC, preferably with a 24-hour readout.

For this weekend, and probably next weekend, we still have autumn foliage to provide many colorful photos for our image transmissions. There will be ten MFSK64 images this weekend, two connected to the news stories. As winter approaches, we will have to be more creative in finding suitable images.  

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 230, Friday 1300 UTC) is provided by Scott in Ontario. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. The analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 231, 19-21 November 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:44  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:49  Stratospheric balloons listen in on-ground activity*
 7:42  MFSK64: Fifty years since Mariner 9 Mars mission*
14:20  This week's images*
28:23  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with an 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
Saturday  0330-0400 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 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com. See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and at: https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 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). Also, look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicShow/  @ThisIsAMusicSho  https://thisisamusicshow.com

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 1230 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check-in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram, and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Thursdays 0000 UTC (Wednesdays 7 pm EST) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim

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

New edition of DXtreme Station Log 15 released

 


Product Announcement
DXtreme Station Log 15

DXtreme Software™ has released a new version of its popular logging program for Amateur Radio operators: DXtreme Station Log 15™.

This new edition will have a wide appeal for shortwave, mediumwave, and amateur radio operators.

New Features

▪ New in DX Spot Checker — The new List Commands box contains an unlimited supply of user-defined commands, which can be sent to the cluster server immediately. Station Log 15 ships with list commands that query the cluster server for recent FT8 Fox/Hound activity.

▪ New in JT Log Entry Processing — Station Log 15 continues to manage the pre-population of log files for both WSJT-X and JTDX, and now logs new contacts from those log files instead of from all.txt files. This feature increases reliability because the log files are ADIF-standard and the all.txt files are proprietary, subject to possible format changes. This feature also provides users with more time after the QSO ends to log each contact. JT Log Entry Processing lets users keep their eyes glued to WSJT-X or JTDX interfaces for worked-before status indications, important when using modes like FT8, FT4, and others.

▪ New User Defined Fields — The User Defined Fields tab now has 14 fields (twice as many as previously) spread across two sections, letting users enter and track more information.

▪ New Audio Application Support — Station Log 15 supports the use of a user-supplied, third-party audio application for recording, playing, and editing audio clips in a variety of audio formats. Audio applications are ideal for recording audio from a USB-connected radio.

▪ New Outgoing QSL Web Service Support — Station Log 15 has a new Outgoing QSL Web Service facility that makes it easy to send official QSL cards via a third-party QSL web site.

▪ New in DXCC Analytics, WAS Analytics — After displaying a list of entities or states worked or verified, users can now click a Needed List hyperlink to generate a list of still-needed entities or states by mode, data element, and band.

▪ New Variables-Based Delimited Records Facility — This facility allows users to create and output station-based reports and exports of their own design, to suit their own purposes. For example, users can generate delimited files for import into applications that do not support ADIF files. These applications can include database managers, QSL generators, spreadsheets, word processors, and more.

Standard Features
DXtreme Station Log 15 lets hams log their contacts and import ADIF files from other programs. It supports major call sign subscription services and offers the following multimedia and advanced functions:

▪ DX Spot Checker™ — Receives DX spots from Telnet-based servers and determines whether QSOs are needed for new or verified DXCC® entities, band-entities, mode-entities, or VUCC grids. The information displays on Rich Site Feed and Grid Feed tabs.

▪ Automatic LoTW Upload — Lets users set Station Log 15 so it uploads each log entry to LoTW automatically when added, capturing and saving QSO Record Status from the LoTW server as part of the process. Modified log entries can be uploaded as well. If desired, users can disable automatic uploading and can upload log entries to LoTW semiautomatically and manually in batches whenever they want to.

▪ LoTW Reporting — Lets users perform searches and run reports filtered by LoTW QSO Record Status, which indicates whether log entries are On, or Not On, the LoTW server following upload or QSL-updating. Users can also perform searches and run reports filtered by LoTW QSL Record Status, which indicates the date of each LoTW QSL record processed by DXtreme’s LoTW QSL Update Utility.

▪ DX Atlas Integration — Performs Afreet DX Atlas azimuth plots from the user’s location to that of a spotted or logged station and creates maps for reports.

▪ Rig Control — Tunes/retrieves frequencies and modes from supported rigs through integration with Afreet Omni-Rig.

▪ QSL Processing — Creates QSL and address labels for physical QSLs, and supports the ARRL’s LoTW facility, including capturing LoTW QSL records as digital images.

▪ QSL Imaging™ — Lets users scan and capture QSL cards and electronic QSLs into their log entries for browsing and viewing any time they want to.

▪ Improv Imaging™ — Lets users associate adhoc images with their log entries separate from our popular QSL Imaging™ facility. Users can capture, scan, or paste any image and save it as a single-page .jpg, or single- or multi-page .tif. Improv images popular with users include signals on a spectrum analyzer or waterfall, QSOs conducted on ATV and data for applications, and equipment used during contacts.

▪ Audio Facility — Records and plays QSOs.

▪ Reports — Provide a wide range of performance and station reports to let users see how
well they’re doing. Reports can be filtered and sorted. Includes DXCC® and WAS Analytics™ tools for analyzing and enhancing DXCC and WAS standing.

Operating System and Requirements, Pricing and Support

DXtreme Station Log 15 runs in Microsoft® Windows® 11 and 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista®, and XP. It retails for $92.99 USD worldwide for Internet distribution. Reduced pricing is available for upgrading users. All prices include product support by Internet e-mail.

About DXtreme Software
DXtreme Software produces powerful and easy-to-use logging applications for all kinds of radio enthusiasts — from short-wave and medium-wave listeners and DXers to amateur radio operators. For more information about DXtreme Station Log 15, visit  http://www.dxtreme.com or contact bobraymond@dxtreme.com. 


DXCC® is a registered trademark of the American Radio Relay League, Inc.
Microsoft®, Windows®, and Vista® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Band Master, DX Atlas, Ham CAP, and Omni-Rig are owned by Afreet Software, Inc. A purchased software license for Band Master and DX Atlas are required to use them.
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WSJT-X is owned by Joe Taylor, K1JT.





Monday, November 15, 2021

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2021 Nov 15 0156 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 08 - 14 November 2021

Solar activity reached moderate levels (R1-Minor) at 09/1702 UTC due to a long duration M2 flare from Region 2891 (N17, L=212, class/area Dki/350 on 29 Oct). Region 2891 had rotated around the west limb at the time of the event, as a result, this CME was not Earth-directed. Solar activity was low on 08 and 13 Nov. Solar activity was very low on 10-12, 14 Nov. There were no notable CMEs observed during the reporting period. 

The greater then 10 MeV proton flux at geosynchronous orbit increased from background levels to 2.6 pfu at 09/2125 UTC. This increase was in response to the aforementioned M2 flare from Region 2891. Proton flux values remained below S1 (Minor) levels throughout the reporting period. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reach high levels on 08-09 and 13-14 Nov. A peak flux of 3,319 pfu was observed at 08/1850 UTC by the GOES-16 spacecraft. Moderate levels were observed throughout the remainder of the reporting period. 

Geomagnetic field activity reached unsettled levels on 08-10 Nov due to residual solar wind effects from the CME that arrived on 04 Nov. Quiet conditions were observed throughout the remainder of the reporting period. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 15 November - 11 December 2021

Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for C-class flaring throughout the outlook period. There is a chance for moderate levels on 20 Nov - 03 Dec with the return of M-flare producing Region 2891 to the visible disk. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 15-16 Nov with moderate levels anticipated throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on 16-17, 28-29 Nov due to recurrent CH HSS influence. Quiet to unsettled conditions are expected throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2021 Nov 15 0156 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/subscription-services
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2021-11-15
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Nov 15      79           5          2
2021 Nov 16      80          12          4
2021 Nov 17      79          12          4
2021 Nov 18      78           5          2
2021 Nov 19      77           5          2
2021 Nov 20      79           5          2
2021 Nov 21      81           5          2
2021 Nov 22      83           5          2
2021 Nov 23      83           5          2
2021 Nov 24      83           5          2
2021 Nov 25      85           5          2
2021 Nov 26      85           5          2
2021 Nov 27      85           5          2
2021 Nov 28      83          10          4
2021 Nov 29      83          10          4
2021 Nov 30      85           8          3
2021 Dec 01      85           5          2
2021 Dec 02      85           5          2
2021 Dec 03      82           5          2
2021 Dec 04      82           5          2
2021 Dec 05      82           5          2
2021 Dec 06      82           5          2
2021 Dec 07      82           5          2
2021 Dec 08      82           5          2
2021 Dec 09      82           5          2
2021 Dec 10      82           5          2
2021 Dec 11      82           5          2
(NOAA)