Monday, October 03, 2022

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 26 September - 02 October 2022

Solar activity ranged from low to high levels during the period. Low levels occurred from 26-29 Sep with numerous C-class flares observed from Regions 3105 (S17, L=210, class/area Dki/490 on 22 Sep), 3107 (S25, L=113, class/area Fai/240 on 24 Sep) and 3112 (N23, L=052, class/area Fki/750 on 02 Oct), the largest region on the disk. The largest of these flares was a long-duration C5.5 from Region 3112. 

Activity increased to moderate levels with three M-class flares from Region 3112 including an M2.9 at 30/1622 UTC. No Earth-directed CMEs were detected with these flares. Activity levels further increased to high with an M5.8/1b flare observed on 01/2010 UTC from Region 3110 (N16, L=158, class/area Dhi/320 on 25 Sep). Analysis and modeling of the subsequent CME indicated a possible Earth-directed component. In addition, a slow rise and fall C3.5 x-ray event, with an associated filament eruption, was detected from Region 3113 (N16, L=154, class/area Dao/100 on 01 Oct). Analysis and modeling of the subsequent CME indicated a possible Earth-directed component. 

High levels continued with M-class activity from Regions 3110 and 3112, the largest of these was an M8.7/1n from Region 3110. Associated with this event was a Type IV, a Tenflare (190 sfu), and a possible Earth-directed CME. Late on 02 Oct, the largest event of the highlight period was observed from Region 3110, an X1.0 with an associated Type II (1157 km/s) and 420 sfu Tenflare. Also associated with this event was a CME that had not been analyzed as of this writing. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at high levels on 26 Sep with a peak flux of 2,640 pfu observed at 26/1640 UTC. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux at geosynchronous orbit was slightly elevated to near 2 pfu on the 27th and near 1 pfu on 01 and 02 Oct due to major flare activity. 

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to major storm levels. Mostly quiet levels were observed on 26 Sep. By 27 Sep, levels increased to unsettled to major storm due to negative polarity CH HSS effects coupled with CME effects from 24 Sep. Mostly quiet levels were observed on 28-29 Sep. Unsettled to active levels were observed on 30 Sep due to positive polarity CH HSS effects. Quiet levels returned on 01 Oct through midday or so on 02 Oct. Later on 02 Oct, unsettled to minor storm levels were observed due to positive polarity CH HSS effects. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 03 October - 29 October 2022

Solar activity is expected to be low with M-class flares likely and a chance for X-class from 03-14 Oct and again from 18-29 Oct due to current active regions on the visible disk and returning active regions. Low levels are expected during the interim dates from 15-17 Oct. 

A chance for proton events at geosynchronous orbit is possible from 03-14 Oct and again from 18-29 Oct due to current active regions on the visible disk and returning active regions. No proton events are expected during the interim dates from 15-17 Oct. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at mostly normal to moderate levels during the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at minor to major storm levels on 03-05 Oct due to combined positive polarity CH HSS and CME effects. Unsettled levels are possible on 10 Oct, 15-16 Oct and 20-21 Oct with active levels possible on 15-16 Oct, all due to recurrent CH HSS effects. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2022 Oct 03     155          20          5
2022 Oct 04     155          40          6
2022 Oct 05     145          12          4
2022 Oct 06     135           8          3
2022 Oct 07     135           8          3
2022 Oct 08     135           8          3
2022 Oct 09     130           8          3
2022 Oct 10     130          10          3
2022 Oct 11     135           8          3
2022 Oct 12     140           8          3
2022 Oct 13     140           8          3
2022 Oct 14     130           8          3
2022 Oct 15     130          10          3
2022 Oct 16     135          10          3
2022 Oct 17     135           8          3
2022 Oct 18     140           8          3
2022 Oct 19     145           8          3
2022 Oct 20     145          12          4
2022 Oct 21     145          12          4
2022 Oct 22     150           8          3
2022 Oct 23     150           8          3
2022 Oct 24     145           8          3
2022 Oct 25     140           8          3
2022 Oct 26     135           8          3
2022 Oct 27     145           8          3
2022 Oct 28     145           8          3
2022 Oct 29     150           8          3
(NOAA)

WRMI continues restoration and repairs

 


Restoration efforts continue today at WRMI. Engineers were trying to fix the transmission lines for transmitter 5 (9455 kHz) this morning, but the ground is very wet, muddy, and swampy, and two trucks have become stuck in the swamp. 


So they are going to try to get the transmission lines fixed for transmitter 6 (9395 kHz) next. So far we still have only 5950 kHz on the air, and it's on 24 hours per day. Our Internet stream with the 9955 kHz programming is also operational (www.wrmi.net).

Friday, September 30, 2022

Radio SE-TA 2 slated for October 1-2 broadcast

 


Germany 

The upcoming special transmissions of Radio SE-TA 2, via MBR Nauen and Hartenstein Saxony, Germany, will broadcast on Sat/Sun October 1/2
 
All times UTC
1000-1100 on 6095 NAU 125 kW German Sat
1000-1100 on 6115 HST 001 kW German Sun
(Teak Publishing)

Test broadcast from 2021 on 6115 kHz at:

Thursday, September 29, 2022

WRMI shuts down due to Hurricane Ian

 


Hurricane Ian has put all WRMI transmitters off the air at their site in Okeechobee, Florida:

Hurricane update as of 0300 UTC Thursday, September 29: 

All power is out at the transmitter site and all transmitters are off the air until power comes back on. We have no idea when that will be at this point. We have power in our control room and we have Internet service. So our webstream is operating. It's completely dark outside, so we have no idea about antenna damage until perhaps sometime tomorrow. High winds are expected to continue for most or all of Thursday, so power company crews will not be able to do any work. We'll keep you updated here on Facebook.

5 hours earlier WRMI had posted:

Hurricane update as of 2203 UTC Wednesday: 

Winds are getting much higher here, and 15770 kHz has gone down, unfortunately. We still have 7780, 9955 and 5950 kHz on the air.

(WRMI Radio Miami International Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wrmiradio )

Dear Colleagues and Clients:

Last night Hurricane Ian passed through central Florida. Winds were extremely high, and they caused extensive damage in our antenna field. The winds are still very strong as I write this (1330 UTC Thursday), and we have not been able to assess the extent of the damage yet. Electrical power went out at 0200 UTC Thursday and is still out. The power company, Florida Power and Light, cannot begin to work on power restoration until the winds go down to about 35 miles per hour, and that may not be until later today or tomorrow. So we are off the air, except for our Internet stream, until further notice. Thanks for all of your messages and phone calls. We'll keep you updated.

Jeff
Jeff White, General Manager
WRMI Radio Miami International
10400 NW 240th Street


BBC to Cut 10 Language Services

 


The BBC has announced deep cuts to its World Service output that will result in the loss of hundreds of jobs, saying it has been forced to act by the government’s ongoing licence fee freeze.


In a move that could weaken the UK’s soft power around the world, the corporation will stop producing radio output in 10 languages, including Chinese, Hindi, and Arabic.

BBC Persian will end its audio broadcasts aimed at Iran, with the announcement coming at a time when widespread protests are taking place in the country.

There will also be a change in focus of the World Service’s English-language radio output, with more time dedicated to live news and sports programming at the expense of standalone programmes.


late Breaking News: BBC World Service announces language cuts

 


Major cuts to BBC World Service were announced this morning (29 Sept 2022). The details are very extensive, but one headline is that 10 BBC languages will cease being aired by radio and will become online/TV only. They are: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Persian, Kyrgyz, Tamil, Urdu and Uzbek.

Radio Andorra Archive programs to continue through 2022

          
Christian Milling advises on Facebook that the series of Radio Andorra Archive recordings of the Carte Blanche shows from 1979 will continue to the end of the year on the first Saturday of the month. 

Guest presenters for the forthcoming editions are:
1 October 2022: Sheila, 5 November 2022: Serge Gainsbourg, 3 December 2022: Hervé Vilard
11

Times and frequencies for the October 1 broadcast: 

1900-2000 UTC on 6180 kHz only no broadcast to North America, from Austria.
(BDXC/Oct 2022)

Shortwave Central YouTube channel video additions

 



The following videos have recently been uploaded to the Shortwave Central YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/ShortwaveCentral Your likes, comments, and subscription are welcomed. Thank you for your support of my channel.

Medium Wave
Kuwait, Radio Sawa  https://youtu.be/Ay0ndZwOU4c  
Lithuania, Nasha Lenta/Radio Pravda https://youtu.be/GI0Qu9EW72A
Russia, Radio Miriya/Radio Maria https://youtu.be/sKHnPAW3qm0

Shortwave
Germany, Radio Farda relay https://youtu.be/vTmmnKpifBM
Germany, VOA/South Sudan Focus relay https://youtu.be/qGDkh3p7cTQ
Kuwait, Radio Sawa (MW) https://youtu.be/Ay0ndZwOU4c  
Philippines, Voice of America relay  https://youtu.be/y70YlZlqY-g
Northern Marinas, Voice of America relay  https://youtu.be/PC_vJ9RsGMU
São Tomé E Príncipe, Voice of America relay https://youtu.be/AwLEyhJc6DQ
São Tomé E Príncipe, Voice of America-Studio 7 relay https://youtu.be/wrEkgEkqHeg
Thailand, Deewa Radio relay https://youtu.be/-cYe5Bkf8EA
Thailand, Radio Ashna relay https://youtu.be/IhLmZUckOB8
Thailand, Radio Azadi relay https://youtu.be/69UVWaMB1lk

Previous Uploads

Mediumwave 
Spain
RNE 1 Barcelona https://youtu.be/mrPbAULvB8E 
Spain
RNE 5 Barcelona https://youtu.be/ypaHVr6AvmQ

Shortwave
Clandestine
Voice of Freedom https://youtu.be/rM2_L19k4cA

Eritrea
Voice of the Broad Masses-Prgm 1 https://youtu.be/RFPeNQu8zJM

Ethiopia
Amhara Radio https://youtu.be/C9G6slJ12d8

Radio Japan/NHK World 
Hindi (Madagascar relay) https://youtu.be/bnoeKfMcvX0
Japanese (France relay)   https://youtu.be/axSx_kiL0UA
Persian (France relay)  https://youtu.be/yHQhq9MvBRI
Swahili (Madagascar relay) https://youtu.be/j2BfBKHU78k 
Urdu (United Arab Emirates relay)  https://youtu.be/vtBLh01pP3Q

Radio Taiwan International 
Amoy https://youtu.be/73V_v1jzl4s
Cantonese https://youtu.be/TnM1TzDFGrc  
Chinese https://youtu.be/pxXtd_dH9xo
English https://youtu.be/0N3Yg07Rze8
French (Bulgaria relay) https://youtu.be/vCBDFwQmxuU
German https://youtu.be/DkJuqcW-lEU
Hakka https://youtu.be/sxry95wHm_A
Indonesian https://youtu.be/L1iWHAbh6PQ
Japanese https://youtu.be/33PooLeBOhk 
Korean https://youtu.be/97mGtrDnTYU
Spanish https://youtu.be/ZSom8L0-qwI  https://youtu.be/5OrR2W_C7Uw 
Thai https://youtu.be/LiJ_SQxCREo
Vietnamese https://youtu.be/qLy1GAi55gg
(Gayle Van Horn/Teak Publishing)
teakpub@frontier.com 


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Cuban monitoring reveals closedowns due to Hurricane Ian

 

CUBA   
Due to electricity supply problems by Hurricane Ian, on September 28 no signals were observed  
0500-0700UTC of the usual frequencies of RHC, Radio Rebelde, and Cuban Spy Numbers HM01


All times UTC

Radio Habana Cuba
0500-0600 on  5040 BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba English
0500-0600 on  6000 QVC 250 kW / 010 deg to ENAm English
0500-0600 on  6060 BAU 100 kW / 010 deg to ENAm English
0500-0600 on  6100 BAU 100 kW / 310 deg to WNAm English
0500-0600 on  6165 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm English
0600-0700 on  6060 BAU 100 kW / 010 deg to ENAm English
0600-0700 on  6100 BAU 100 kW / 310 deg to WNAm English
0600-0700 on  6165 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm English
and then 1100-1500UTC
1100-1400 on  6000 QVC 250 kW / non-dir to NCAm Spanish
1100-1300 on  6100 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm Spanish
1100-1500 on  9535 BEJ 100 kW / 230 deg to CeAm Spanish
1100-1500 on  9710 BEJ 050 kW / 110 deg to SoAm Spanish
1100-1500 on 11760 BAU 100 kW / non-dir to NCAm Spanish
1100-1300 on 13740 BAU 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm Spanish
1100-1500 on 15140 BAU 100 kW / 130 deg to SoAm Spanish
1200-1500 on 15230 QVC 250 kW / 305 deg to WNAm Spanish
1300-1500 on 13700 BAU 100 kW / 310 deg to WNAm Spanish

Radio Rebelde
0500&1500 on  5025 BAU 100 kW / non-dir to Cuba Spanish

Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0502-0554 on 10860 BEJ 050 kW / unknown to Eu/Am Spanish
0602-0654 on 10345 BEJ 050 kW / unknown to Eu/Am Spanish
0702-0754 on  9330 BEJ 050 kW / unknown to Eu/Am Spanish
(DXB 28 Sept 2022)

Monday, September 26, 2022

In Puerto Rico, Radio Stations Cope With Fiona’s Aftermath

 

Challenges include lack of diesel fuel, studio flooding, and broken STL connections

By Paul McLane 
Published: 23 September 2022 Updated 26 September 2022 

Radio stations in Puerto Rico were facing numerous obstacles to returning to normal service five days after Hurricane Fiona swept the U.S. territory.

Roughly half of the archipelago’s 125 stations were either operating with emergency generators or were off the air as of Sept. 22, according to Felix Bonnet, executive director of the Puerto Rico Broadcasters Association.

He told Radio World that numerous factors have hampered stations returning to service. These include lack of power; difficulty accessing transmitter sites due to flooding or forest debris; flooding of studios; damage to towers and antenna tuning units; lack of internet or microwave links; and the absence of personnel who are dealing with storm damage themselves.

“Apart from those issues, there is now a diesel shortage due to demand and distribution logistics,” he said.

“Radio by law in Puerto Rico qualifies as ‘first responders for emergency supplies, but even that privilege is useless because of logistics or scarcity.”

Additional story at Radio World 

Shortwave schedule updates

 


All times UTC

New schedule of BBC in Farsi 
Effective: 22 September 2022 
Farsi
0330-0430 on 11870 DHA 250 kW 
0330-0430 on 12015 SCB 100 kW 
0330-0430 on 13825 TAC 100 kW 
0430-0530 on 9880 DHA 250 kW 
0430-0530 on 13825 TAC 100 kW 
0430-0530 on 15210 SCB 100 kW 
1600-1700 on 5875 TAC 100 kW 
1600-1700 on 6195 SLA 250 kW 
1830-1930 on 6100 SCB 100 kW 

United States
WINB Radio Red Lion, PA in Hybrid DRM mode:
0700-0945 on 9265 INB 015 kW English Daily &
0700-0930 on 9265 INB 015 kW English Mon-Fri
0930-1100 on 13655 INB 015 kW English Mon-Fri
1100-1400 on 13720 INB 015 kW English Mon-Fri
1400-1500 on 15675 INB 015 kW English Mon-Fri
1500-1700 on 15750 INB 015 kW English Mon-Fri 
(DXB)

Radio Rebelde monitoring observations

 


Observing differing days, each hour and different random combinations from Bauta, Bejucal, and Quivic sites

Cuba

All times UTC

Radio Rebelde on wrong 5040 & 6100 Bauta, 6100 Titan-Quivican, 9535/9710 Bejucal, noted on September 25 from 1100 on  5040*BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish. Good/very good via SDR Frostburg/Boca Raton.
* instead of  5025 BAU 100 kW / non-dir to Cuba Spanish Radio Rebelde, scheduled 24 hrs Summer/Winter

1100-1106 on  6000 QVC 250 kW / non-dir to NCAm Spanish, instead of Radio Habana Cuba RHC Summer A-22

1100-1106 on  6100 BAU 100 kW / 340 deg to WNAm Spanish, instead of Radio Habana Cuba RHC Summer A-22

1100-1106 on  9535 BEJ 100 kW / 230 deg to CeAm Spanish, instead of Radio Habana Cuba RHC Summer A-22

1100-1106 on  9710 BEJ 050 kW / 110 deg to SoAm Spanish, instead of Radio Habana Cuba RHC Summer A-22 

1106 on  5040 kHz continues Radio Rebelbe & 6000/6100/9535/9710 kHz continues Radio Habana Cuba!
1330 on  5040*BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish. Good via SDR Boca Raton in FL
1630 on  5040*BAU 100 kW / 083&263 to Cuba Spanish Radio Rebelde and continues!!!
* instead of  5025 BAU 100 kW / non-dir to Cuba Spanish Radio Rebelde as scheduled 24h schedule
(DXB)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 19 - 25 September 2022

Solar activity reached moderate levels this week with three M-class flares observed during the period. Region 3102 (S25, L=298, class/area Eki/320 on 18 Sep) produced an M1.0/1n flare at 20/1122 UTC. Region 3107 (S25, L=113, class/area Fai/240 on 24 Sep) produced an M1.0 at 21/0702 UTC. This was followed by the largest event of the period, an M1.7/Sf at 23/1810 UTC from Region 3110 (N16, L=158, class/area Dhi/320 on 25 Sep). Associated with this event were Type II (est. 2453 km/s S.V.) and Type IV signatures. 

During the period, a total of 62 C-class and 3 M-class flares were recorded. In addition to Regions 3102, 3107 and 3110, C-class activity was also observed from Regions 3105 (S17, L=210, class/area Dki/490 on 22 Sep) and 3109 (N10, L=257, class/area Dro/040 on 23 Sep). Numerous CME signatures, off of both limbs, were observed in coronagraph imagery throughout the week, but none were determined to have Earth-directed components. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit, although the 10 Mev proton flux was slightly elevated above background levels. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal to moderate levels on 19-24 Sep and high levels on 25 Sep with a peak flux of 2,130 pfu observed at 25/1555 UTC. 

Geomagnetic field activity mostly ranged from quiet to unsettled levels with an isolated active period early on 24 September. Quiet to unsettled periods were observed on 19-20 September under weak, diminishing, negative polarity coronal hole high stream influence. Quiet levels were observed on 21 and 22 September, with the exception of an isolated unsettled period late on 22 September. Unsettled to isolated active conditions persisted on 24 and 25 September under weak, positive polarity coronal hole high-speed stream influence. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 26 September - 22 October 2022

Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class (R1-R2, Minor to Moderate) flare activity on 26 September to 04 October and from 08-22 October due to current active regions on the visible disk and returning, active regions. 

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 26-28 September, 03-12 October, and 22 October in response to CH HSS influences. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled levels on 27-28 September, 01-06 October, 16-17 October, with active levels possible on 01-05 October and 20-21 October. G1-G2 (Minor-Moderate) levels are possible on 01-04 October as well. This enhanced activity is due to CH HSS influences. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2022 Sep 26     140           8          3
2022 Sep 27     142          10          3
2022 Sep 28     145          10          3
2022 Sep 29     140           8          3
2022 Sep 30     135           8          3
2022 Oct 01     130          25          5
2022 Oct 02     125          50          6
2022 Oct 03     128          30          5
2022 Oct 04     130          20          5
2022 Oct 05     132          12          4
2022 Oct 06     132          10          3
2022 Oct 07     132           8          3
2022 Oct 08     135           8          3
2022 Oct 09     130           8          3
2022 Oct 10     128           8          3
2022 Oct 11     132           8          3
2022 Oct 12     136           8          3
2022 Oct 13     136           8          3
2022 Oct 14     138           8          3
2022 Oct 15     140          10          3
2022 Oct 16     138          10          3
2022 Oct 17     135           8          3
2022 Oct 18     132           8          3
2022 Oct 19     130           8          3
2022 Oct 20     128          12          4
2022 Oct 21     125          12          4
2022 Oct 22     130           8          3
(NOAA)

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Radio Angela adds new program

 


NEW PROGRAM:

Radio Angela (WBCQ 5130 kHz), Sep 25, 0100-0400 UTC

(Sept 24, 9pm-Midnight EDT in the Americas)

0100 UTC: Terry Colgan's Austin Saturday Night, a new week 4 monthly, premieres on Radio Angela with the best music Austin, Texas has to offer.

0200 UTC: Julio Cesar Pereira's Ginga Brasil! features 70s prog rock group Som Nosso de Cada Dia.

0300 UTC: Uncle Bill's Melting Pot features funky music from Togo.

(Bill Tilford)


Radio Free Asia frequency updates

 


Frequency changes of Radio Free Asia via Dushanbe

Dushanbe, Tajikistan relay

Tibetan
1300-1400 - 13720 DB  200 kW / 125 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 13835 kHz
1300-1400 - 15490 DB  200 kW / 110 deg to CeAs Tibetan, ex 15490 kHz
1300-1400 on 11570 KWT 250 kW / 070 deg to CeAs Tibetan A22 no change
1300-1400 on 15275 DB  250 kW / 110 deg to CeAs Tibetan A22 no change
1300-1400 on 17860 SAI 100 kW / 300 deg to CeAs Tibetan A22 no change
All frequencies jammed by China National Radio CNR-1 "Voice of China"
(DXB 23 Sept 2022)

WEWN-3 frequency update

 



WEWN-3 Radio Catolica Mundial on 5970 Vandiver, Alabama, USA

All times UTC

USA   New schedule of WEWN-3 Radio Catolica Mundial on 5970 kHz via Vandiver
0000-0200 on  5970 EWN 100 kW / 160 deg to CeAm Spanish, instead 0000-1400UT
1200-1400 on  5970 EWN 100 kW / 160 deg to CeAm Spanish, instead 0000-1400UT
1400-2400 on 12050 EWN 100 kW / 155 deg to CeAm tx#2, pls check all the time.
(DXB 23 Sept 2022)

Shortwave Radiogram schedules

 

Hello friends

Summer has transitioned to Autumn -- or vice versa in the Southern Hemisphere. The seasons changed abruptly here in Northern Hemisphere when a cold front brought cooler temperatures and gust winds. Tomorrow (Friday) I will walk three blocks for a 6:50 am dentist appointment. The temperatures will probably be below 50F/10C -- so I'll need a jacket (if I can find it).  

This weekend, our broadcast will include an interesting article about the early history of what eventually was known as Radio Australia. It's from the local newspaper in Shepparton, Victoria, the location of the Radio Australia shortwave transmitting site which, sadly, was taken off the air in 2017.    
Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 272)  are provided by Darau Bl? in Lithuania and Scott in Ontario (both Friday 1300 UTC). 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 273, 22-27 September 2022, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:34  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:41  MFSK32: SpaceX wants to bring satellite internet to Iran*
 7:17  MFSK64: Origins of Radio Australia*
13:34  MFSK64: This week's images*
28:32  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 2330-2400 7730 kHz WRMI Florida
Monday 0800-0830 5850 kHz  7780 kHz  WRMI Florida
Tuesday 1430-1500 9955 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm 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-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

Pop Shop Radio from British Columbia, Canada, includes "a whole variety of pop music, such as records from the 1960s and 1970s that were played on Top-40 radio stations not only in North America but also on offshore radio and stations like Radio Luxembourg." The programs now include some MFSK text and an image. Website: popshopradio.ca. Twitter: @popshopradio1  Email: radiopopshop@gmail.com.

Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

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

Thursday, September 22, 2022

DX Central YouTube Channel begins Season 3, on September 23



 On Friday, September 23, 2022, at 6:45 PM (CDT) (2345 UTC) DX Central begins its third season on the air. The highly popular YouTube channel, hosted by Loyd Van Horn, from North Shore studios in Mandeville, Louisiana, specializes in AM and FM DX, equipment reviews, airchecks, tips, tricks, and how-to videos.  

Loyd is the 2022 International Radio Club of America (IRCA) Ric Heald award winner for his support of the AM radio hobby.

New to the hobby? Learn more about DX with his DX 101 pages at dxcentralonline.com. Find out about AM DX Home on the Road videos, AM DX Airchecks-By State, and MUCH MORE!

Did you miss the DX Central Live - Season 3 Live Stream Run Through? Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG6Vjl83UAg as well as links of not to be missed past editions.

Follow on Twitter at DX Central (Loyd Van Horn W4LVH) @DXCentral

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Subscribe to DX Central at  https://www.youtube.com/c/DXCentral

DX Central Archive editions: 

DX 101 Spreadsheets and Logbook Analysis for AM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gPe0fnvgKo

DX 101 Reviewing SDR recordings for AM/FM DX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm5--fpCzj0

DX 101 The Top 10 Countries From North/South America You Can Try to Hear TONIGHT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm5--fpCzj0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qzRlI_rviA



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