Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 17 - 23 June 2019

Solar activity was at very low levels. No sunspots were observed on the visible disk. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available imagery.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at moderate levels on 17 Jun with a peak flux of 109 pfu observed at 17/2025 UTC. Normal levels were observed on 18-23 Jun.

Geomagnetic field activity was at quiet levels with an isolated unsettled period observed for 0600-0900 UTC period on 20 June. Solar wind parameters were at mostly nominal levels through the period. A peak wind speed of near 425 km/s was observed early on 22 Jun. Bt and Bz parameters were at mostly nominal levels.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 24 June - 20 July 2019

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be moderate to high levels on 25 Jun - 03 Jul in response to the elevated wind speeds associated with recurrent CH HSS  activity. Normal levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach unsettled to isolated active levels on 24-26 Jun, 06 Jul and 10-11 Jul due to negative polarity CH HSS influence. Quiet conditions are expected for the remainder of the outlook period.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Jun 24      67           8          3
2019 Jun 25      67          12          4
2019 Jun 26      67          10          3
2019 Jun 27      67           5          2
2019 Jun 28      67           5          2
2019 Jun 29      67           5          2
2019 Jun 30      67           5          2
2019 Jul 01      68           5          2
2019 Jul 02      69           5          2
2019 Jul 03      69           5          2
2019 Jul 04      69           5          2
2019 Jul 05      68           5          2
2019 Jul 06      68           8          3
2019 Jul 07      69           5          2
2019 Jul 08      69           5          2
2019 Jul 09      69           5          2
2019 Jul 10      68           8          3
2019 Jul 11      68           8          3
2019 Jul 12      67           5          2
2019 Jul 13      67           5          2
2019 Jul 14      67           5          2
2019 Jul 15      67           5          2
2019 Jul 16      67           5          2
2019 Jul 17      67           5          2
2019 Jul 18      67           5          2
2019 Jul 19      67           5          2
2019 Jul 20      67           5          2
(NOAA)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

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



From the Isle of Music, June 23-29:
No interviews this week. Instead, we listen to some selections from EGREM's 45 D'lujo and 55 D'lujo compilation series. The 12-CD set for 55 d'lujo has over 200 songs and was awarded a special prize in Cubadisco 2019.

The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK) Station website: www.spaceline.bg

2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
Station website: www.wbcq.com

3 - 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Station website: www.channel292.de 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, June 23 and 25, 2019: 
Episode 118, Electric Turkey, dives into the psychedelic music scene in Turkey in the 1970s.

1.Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC

Friday, June 21, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, June 21-23


Hello friends,

A prospective Shortwave Radiogram listener sent an email asking about the basic equipment needed to receive and decode the modes. This reminded me of the need to revisit the How to Decode the Modes of the Shortwave Radiogram website.

It would seem all that is needed is a radio and a computer, with a patch cord from the earphone jack of the radio to the microphone jack of the computer. But, nowadays, many computers don't  have separate mic jacks.  And if a patchcord is plugged into a radio's earphone jack, the speaker is muted. These are just two of the problems that can occur in the decoding chain.  So, with your help, I will try to develop new "how to" document.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 104) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC) and by Ralf in Germany (Sunday 2330 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

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

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 105, 20-23 May 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:42  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:51  The ghost galaxy that hit the Milky Way long ago*
 7:51  MFSK64: Europe's plastics problem*
12:08  Five ways a 'lazy' lawn makes pollinators happy*
16:59  This week's images*
28:33  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net

And visit http://swradiogram.net

Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter

Friday 1300-1330   15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530   15120 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0230-0300    9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday 0800-0830    5850 kHz
7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400  7780 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, 9395 kHz, Thursday 0130-0230 UTC (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/ www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in.

Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

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



BBC World Service annual mid-winter Antarctica broadcast



Music requests and special messages for the staff at the British Antarctic Survey

Listen to the Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast

This is possibly the BBC World Service's most unusual program as well as serving its smallest intended audience. It is broadcast each year on 21 June to a guaranteed audience this year of just 44 people: the men and women scientists and support staff overwintering at four British bases in Antarctica.

There are just eight among the seals and penguins of King Edward Point on South Georgia and only four at nearby Bird Island. The biggest base, Rothera, on the Antarctic Peninsula houses 19 winterers – the population can reach 100 in the Summer. Furthest south still is Halley VI on the Brant ice shelf where the Sun does not rise for many weeks and temperatures of -30° C are made worse by bitter winds. But life is more comfortable for the 13 lucky residents because they are in the futuristic new modules of Halley VI – the previous five bases have either been dismantled or even lost beneath the ice.


An email from BBC WS Audience Relations has confirmed the frequencies for tomorrow's (21  June) midwinter broadcast to BAS staff in Antarctica at 2130 UTC are:
5875
7360
9455
(A Pennington/BDXC/20 Jun)


This years broadcast is scheduled for Thursday, 21 June, 2019
UTC
2130-2200 on 5875 WOF to Antarctica English (via Woofertton, UK)
2130-2200 on 9455 WOF to Antarctica English (via UAE)
2130-2200 on 7360 ASC to Antarctica English (via Ascension Island)
(DX Mix-Bulgaria)

Additional story on Antarctica Midwinter Broadcast and audio file at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/48Gx2jfJBWHyWggDSD19gFT/antarctic-midwinter-broadcast 

Previous broadcast available at You Tube
Ralf Bender Shortwave Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dvIJCh-i4I

BBC Midwinter Broadcast # 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEsrX9JuzRw

The 2018 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5yfGNpy8TU


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hot Spot Monitoring - IRAN


Iranian Republican Guard
Hot Spot Monitoring - Iran

Iran, VOIRI, English 9800 kHz - 1530-1536 UTC with portions of newscast. Audio link at: https://instaud.io/3Qb5

U.S. navy drone shot down by Iranian missile over Strait of Hormuz in "unprovoked attack" central command sayshttps://www.foxnews.com/world/us-navy-drone-shot-down-by-iranian-missile-over-strait-of-hormuz-source

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down U.S. drone amid tensions
https://apnews.com/e4316eb989d5499c9828350de8524963

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

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

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

Recent monitoring observations noted on 20 June:
0600-0720 - 13745 SIR 500 kW / 198 deg to N/ME Arabic, instead of 13640
0733-0820 - 13745 SIR 500 kW / 198 deg to N/ME Arabic, instead of 13640
0723-0735 - 17815 SIR 500 kW / 295 deg to SoEu Arabic, instead of Spanish:
0723-0733 - 13745 SIR 500 kW / 198 deg to N/ME Spanish,instead of 17780

Iran, VOIRI  Pars Today - Summer 2019 Broadcast Schedule

All times UTC
Iran, VOIRI-Pars Today - Summer schedule update

All times UTC
Freq/station/UTC time/kW power
All broadcast daily

5920 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1820-1920 Albanian 500
7235 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1820-1920 Albanian 500

1224 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0000-2400 Arabic 400
7410 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0130-0230 Arabic 500
1161 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0130-0320 Arabic 600
13730 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0530-0730 Arabic 500
13640 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0530-0830 Arabic 500
13590 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0830-1430 Arabic 500
13765 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1130-1430 Arabic 500
7415 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1430-1730 Arabic 500
9280 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1430-1730 Arabic 500
1161 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1530-2030 Arabic 600
1080 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1620-0220 Arabic 750
6155 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1830-0230 Arabic 500

7410 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0230-0530 Arabic "Al-Quds TV" 500
9900 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0230-0530 Arabic "Al-Quds TV" 500

12050 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0320-0420 Arabic "VO of Palestine" 500

7230 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1620-1720 Armenian 500

936         VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0000-2400 Azeri/Persian/Kurdish 300

9895 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1420-1520 Bengali 500
7305 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1620-1650 Bengali 500

7370 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1720-1820 Bosnian 500

13625 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0550-0820 Dari 500
9445 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0920-1220 Dari 500
13725 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0920-1250 Dari 500

9800 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1520-1620 English 500
9750 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-2020 English 500
9855 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-2020 English 500

7330 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1820-1920 French 250
7270 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2320-0020 French 250

7300 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1720-1820 German 500
9880 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1720-1820 German 500

13795 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0550-0650 Hausa 500
15730 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0550-0650 Hausa 500
9860 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1820-1920 Hausa 500
7275 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2220-2320 Hausa 500

13695 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0420-0450 Hebrew 500
13740 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0420-0450 Hebrew 500
15445 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0650-0720 Hebrew 500
13690 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1150-1220 Hebrew 500

9810 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1420-1520 Hindi 500
12050 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1420-1520 Hindi 500

5925 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-1950 Italian 500
7370 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-1950 Italian 500

7345 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1320-1420 Kurdish 500
9560 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1320-1420 Kurdish 500

6000 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0220-0320 Pashto 500
6165 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0220-0320 Pashto 500
9510 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1220-1320 Pashto 250
5925 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1620-1720 Pashto 500

13735 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1320-1420 Russian 500
702        VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-2020 Russian 500
1449 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1920-2020 Russian 400

9550 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0020-0320 Spanish 500
15130 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0720-0820 Spanish 500
17780 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0720-0820 Spanish 500
17815 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0720-0820 Spanish 500
9620 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2020-2120 Spanish 500
11870 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2020-2120 Spanish 500
7230 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2350-0120 Spanish 500
11660 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2350-0250 Spanish 500

13665 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0450-0550 Swahili 500
13665 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0450-0550 Swahili 500

6000 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0050-0220 Tajik 500
6175 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0050-0220 Tajik 500
7280 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2130-2300 Tajik 500

13785 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0420-0550 Turkish 500
9775 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1550-1720 Turkish 500
7410 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 2300-2356 Turkish 500

13745 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1250-1420 Urdu 500
7300 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 1520-1620 Urdu 500
(AOKI 20 June 2019)
Global Radio Guide-Summer 2019
(photo/Sputnik International)

Revised schedule for WBCQ's, World's Last Chance Radio

Super Power WBCQ 500 kW
The following revised schedule is via the new Super Power WBCQ-6

Posted: 19 Jun 2019 04:10 AM PDT
USA

All times UTC / 500 kW

0000-0100 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 160 deg to SoAm Portuguese for Brazil
0100-0200 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 035 deg to SoAs Hindi for India
0200-0300 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 075 deg to NoAf Arabic for North Africa
0300-0400 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 035 deg to SoAs Hindi for India
0400-0500 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic for Middle East
0500-0600 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 075 deg to SoEu Spanish for Spain
0600-0700 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 077 deg to SoEu Portuguese for Portugal
0700-0800 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 355 deg to EaAs Mandarin for China
0800-0900 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 347 deg to NEAs Korean for North Korea
0900-1000 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 005 deg to SEAs Indonesian for Indonesia
1000-1100 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 355 deg to EaAs Mandarin for China
1100-1200 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 347 deg to NEAs Korean for North Korea
1200-1300 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 005 deg to SEAs Indonesian for Indonesia
1300-1400 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 285 deg to AUS  English for Australia
1400-1500 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 240 deg to MEX  Spanish for Mexico
1500-1600 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 300 deg to CAN  English for Canada
1600-1700 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 061 deg to WeEu French for Europe
1700-1800 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 270 deg to NoAm English for the USA
1800-1900 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to WeEu German for Switzerland
1900-2000 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 180 deg to CARI English for the Caribbean
2000-2100 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 175 deg to SoAm Spanish for South America
2100-2200 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 055 deg to WeEu German for Germany
2200-2300 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 057 deg to WeEu English for the UK
2300-2400 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 075 deg to NoAf French for North Africa

HFCC database, list differing new schedule as:
0300-0700 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 280 deg to WNAm English
0700-0800 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 047 deg to WeEu English, weak June 19
0800-1500 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
1500-2300 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 090 deg to NoAf Arabic
2300-0300 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 255 deg to MEXI English
(DXB/Teak Publishing 20 Jun 2019)

WRMI transmitter updates

USA, WRMI
DX Bulgaria is reporting changes at WRMI, via transmitters #8 and #9

All times UTC

Transmitter #9 APS Radio from June 18
1200-1300 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri is cancelled

Transmitter #8 APS Radio from June 18
1900-2100 on  9455 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to ENAm English Mon-Fri is cancelled

Transmitter #9 additional from June 22/23
2000-2100 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Fri RFPI as scheduled
2000-2030 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sat/Sun Berean On Air
2030-2100 on 15770 YFR 100 kW / 044 deg to WeEu English Sun Wavescan
(Teak Publishing 20 Jun, 2019)

CNR-1 Voice of China, DRM frequency update


All times UTC / DRM
Effective: 18 June, 2019

0100-0300 17790 KUN 030 kW / 032 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 15250
0300-0700 21550 KUN 030 kW / 032 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 15250
0700-0900 17790 KUN 030 kW / 032 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 15250
0900-1100 9540 KUN 030 kW / 032 deg to EaAs Chinese, ex 15250
No signal noted 18 June, on former 15250 or new 17790, 21550, 9540 kHz
(DXB/Teak Publishing 20 June 2019)

Monday, June 17, 2019

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 10 - 16 June 2019

Solar activity was at very low levels. No sunspots were observed on the visible disk and there was an absence of significant flare activity. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available imagery.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal levels throughout the reporting period.

Geomagnetic field activity reached active levels on 13 June, and unsettled levels on 14 June due to recurrent CH HSS influence. Quiet conditions were observed during the remainder of the period.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 17 June - 13 July 2019

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 26-30 June, with moderate levels expected on 18-25 June and 01-03 July in response to the elevated wind speeds associated with recurrent CH HSS activity.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on 17-19, 25 June, unsettled levels on 20-22, 24, 26 June and 06, 10-11, 13 July due to CH HSS influence. Quiet conditions are expected throughout the remainder of the outlook period.


Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2019-06-17
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Jun 17      67          12          4
2019 Jun 18      67          12          4
2019 Jun 19      67          12          4
2019 Jun 20      67          12          3
2019 Jun 21      67          10          3
2019 Jun 22      67           8          3
2019 Jun 23      67           5          2
2019 Jun 24      68           8          3
2019 Jun 25      68          12          4
2019 Jun 26      68           8          3
2019 Jun 27      68           5          2
2019 Jun 28      69           5          2
2019 Jun 29      69           5          2
2019 Jun 30      69           5          2
2019 Jul 01      69           5          2
2019 Jul 02      69           5          2
2019 Jul 03      69           5          2
2019 Jul 04      69           5          2
2019 Jul 05      68           5          2
2019 Jul 06      68           8          3
2019 Jul 07      69           5          2
2019 Jul 08      69           5          2
2019 Jul 09      69           5          2
2019 Jul 10      68           8          3
2019 Jul 11      68           8          3
2019 Jul 12      67           5          2
2019 Jul 13      66           8          3
(NOAA)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram, weekend schedules

Hello friends,

This weekend our will again be MFSK32 and MFSK64. These modes work very well in shortwave broadcast conditions, with MFSK32 more successful, although slower, if reception is somewhat difficult. Now we need a simple, receive-only, decode-only software for PCs, and app for mobile devices, that decode MFSK 16, 32, 64, and 128 ...

MFSK16 (55 wpm) for difficult conditions
MFSK32 (120 wpm) for fair conditions
MFSK64 (240 wpm) for good conditions
MFSK128 (480 wpm) for excellent conditions (e.g. local FM or medium wave)

The software should be able to decode, and optionally save, both text and images.  An RxID would detect which flavor of MFSK is being transmitted and the center audio frequency. 

Everything went smoothly last weekend except that the first broadcast of the weekend, Thursday at 2330 UTC, was the previous week's show. This was because of a problem with the automated playout system at WINB.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 103)  are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC) and Ralf in Germany (Sunday 2330 UTC). Jeff, W5IJH, in Oklahoma also provides a video of his first decode of Shortwave Radiogram (Sunday 2330 UTC). Tengu in Japan produced this video of his decode of a previous Shortwave Radiogram, using one of Ralf's videos. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend's show is in MFSK32 and MFSK64, with nine images.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 104, 15-16 June 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:59  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:47  Pieces of glass can be recycled into concrete*
 8:17  MFSK64: Czech brewery rolls out first wastewater beer*
12:18  Michelin and GM unveil airless tires*
15:58  This week's images*
28:33  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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

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

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com. See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.

“This is a Music Show” is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, 9395 kHz, Thursday 0130-0230 UTC (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/ www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram, and I will let them know you are tuned in.

Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

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



BBC test on Jun 14 for Annual Midwinter Antarctica broadcast



BBC test on June 14 for Annual Midwinter broadcast

All times UTC
2130-2145 on  5875 WOF 300 kW / 184 deg to Antarctica English
2130-2145 on  5990 DHA 250 kW / 203 deg to Antarctica English
2130-2145 on  7360 ASC 250 kW / 207 deg to Antarctica English
2130-2145 on  9455 WOF 300 kW / 182 deg to Antarctica English
(DX Bulgaria)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins



Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2019 Jun 10 0314 UTC
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#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 03 - 09 June 2019

Solar activity was at very low levels. No sunspots were observed on the visible disk and there was an absence of significant flare activity. A dissapearing solar filament (DSF), centered near S05E52, was observed in GONG optical imagery at 03/0715 UTC but was not observed in LASCO imagery. This CME was believed to have impacted Earth midday on 08 June. An additional DSF, centered near the S05E13, was observed at 07/2145 UTC and is expected to have a possible geoeffective component with an anticipated arrival of 12 June.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels on 03 June and of moderate levels on 04-08 June in response to elevated wind speeds from a negative polarity, coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS). The peak electron flux during the reporting period was 2,270 pfu at 03/1755 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity reached G1 (Minor) storm levels on 08 June and unsettled levels on 09 June as a result of the aforementioned 03 June CME. Quiet conditons were observed throughout the
remainder of the period.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 10 June - 06 July 2019

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 11-13 and 26-30 June, with moderate levels expected on 10, 14-20, 25 June and 01-03 July in response to elevated wind speeds associated with recurrent CH HSS activity.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on 12 and 25 June, unsettled levels on 10-11, 13, 24, 26 June and 06 July due to CH HSS influence. Quiet conditions are expected through out the remainder of the outlook period.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2019 Jun 10 0315 UTC
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2019-06-10
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2019 Jun 10      68           8          3
2019 Jun 11      68          10          3
2019 Jun 12      68          15          4
2019 Jun 13      68           8          3
2019 Jun 14      68           5          2
2019 Jun 15      68           5          2
2019 Jun 16      68           5          2
2019 Jun 17      68           5          2
2019 Jun 18      68           5          2
2019 Jun 19      68           5          2
2019 Jun 20      68           5          2
2019 Jun 21      68           5          2
2019 Jun 22      68           5          2
2019 Jun 23      68           5          2
2019 Jun 24      68           8          3
2019 Jun 25      68          12          4
2019 Jun 26      68           8          3
2019 Jun 27      68           5          2
2019 Jun 28      68           5          2
2019 Jun 29      68           5          2
2019 Jun 30      68           5          2
2019 Jul 01      68           5          2
2019 Jul 02      68           5          2
2019 Jul 03      68           5          2
2019 Jul 04      68           5          2
2019 Jul 05      68           5          2
2019 Jul 06      68          10          3
(NOAA)