Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Radio Free Asia features Tokyo Olympic QSL

 With the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, set to begin Friday, July 23, don't forget Radio Free Asia is offering a special Olympic QSL, until the end of August. 

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces its 76th QSL card. This latest design commemorates the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan rescheduled to July 23 – August 8, 2021, due to last year’s global pandemic. 

The Games always bring people together from around the world in peace and harmony to respect universal moral principles. This design is an adaptation of RFA’s first panda design originally used for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This updated version of the original design adds the national flag of Japan as it waves in the breeze. This QSL card all valid reception reports from May-August 2021.

RFA’s Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics QSL  



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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Texas Radio Shortwave, July and August program line-up

 


From the July edition of British DX Club, Listening Post column, Alan Roe shares the following: 


Texas Radio Shortwave (WRMI/Channel 292)
Texas Radio Shortwave will be facilitating a series of one-hour programs from nine European pirate/unlicensed stations in special programs to be aired via WRMI, USA. Cap’n Ric writes:

“As you can see on the attached schedule, we have a complete lineup of nine stations in nine weeks with widely divergent styles and music. We think that North American listeners are in for a treat as they'll hear two months of programs they may know nothing about and have little chance to hear with propagation conditions like they are.” Cap’n Ric had hoped to do something similar with specials from North American pirates over Channel 292, but unfortunately, none so far have taken up the offer.

July
24 Jul 0200 WRMI 5800 Special: Radio Monique International
25 Jul 0200 WBCQ 6160 Marcia Ball
31 Jul 0200 WRMI 5800 Special: CoolAm Radio

August
1 Aug 0100 WRMI 5950 Beto and the Fairlanes*
6 Aug 2300 Ch292 9670 Special Test for North America: Beto and the Fairlanes
7 Aug 0200 WRMI 5800 Special: Cupid Radio
14 Aug 0200 WRMI 5800 Special: Free Radio Service-Holland
21 Aug 0200 WRMI 5800 Special: Atlantic 2000 International
21 Aug 0800 Ch292 6070 Beto and the Fairlanes
21 Aug 1700 Ch292 3955 Beto and the Fairlanes
22 Aug 0200 WBCQ 6160 Beto and the Fairlanes
28 Aug 0200 WRMI 5800 Special: Radio Delta International
*This is repeated on WRMI every week until replaced by the next month's programme
(Alan Roe-Listening Post-BDXC/July 2021)

Monday, July 19, 2021

INEXUS-IRRS summer schedule update

 


Updated Summer A-21 schedule of NEXUS IBA IRRS Shortwave

All times UTC

New clandestine broadcast for Kashmir - Kashmir Civitas:
1500-1530 on 15170 unknown kW / unknown to SoAs Urdu Tue

Radio City -  The Station of the Cars
1800-1900 on  7290 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu German Fri
0800-0900 on  9510 SAF 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu German Sat

New clandestine broadcast for Uganda, BUT inactive at present
0600-0630 on 15220 unknown kW / unknown to EaAf Somali/English Thu-Mon
1500-1530 on 15170 unknown kW / unknown to EaAf Somali/English Thu-Mon

Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti, BUT inactive at present
1500-1530 on 15515 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Afan Oromo Sat
(DXB 19 Jul)

Additional information about NEXUS at: https://www.nexus.org/
(edited by Teak Publishing for clarity)

Saturday, July 17, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, July 18-24

 


From the Isle of Music, July 18-24: 
This week, our guest is Angel Yos, whose album 20/20 won the Bailable Fusión Latina category in Cubadisco 2020-2021. 

The broadcasts take place: 

For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100kW, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK) 

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 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 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 

Tunisian musical instruments

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, July 18-24: 
In episode 226, we enjoy music from Tunisia. 

The broadcasts take place:  

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

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

Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward. 

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
Chicago IL 60659-4486

Friday, July 16, 2021

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, July 16-18

 



Hello friends

Thanks to everyone who reported on last week's test of gaps and no gaps before the image headers. No prominent pattern emerged during my first look at the results, but I need to do a more systematic analysis.

My usual routine is disrupted this week, so I don't have time to insert experiments this weekend. We will revert to the traditional method of gaps before the image headers

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 212) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC) and Frigid RF in Virginia (Saturday 1330 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. An analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 213, 15-18 July 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:41  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:46  Small spacecraft can catch up with interstellar objects
 8:40  MFSK64: Shipping containers at transonic speeds*
14:16  This week's images*
28:36  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Thursday 2330-2400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Friday  1500-1530 UTC 15750 DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  0230-0400 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 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” 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 1130 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, Wednesdays 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

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



Thursday, July 15, 2021

Encore-Radio Tumbril, classical music program schedules

 


Dear Listener,

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz

Repeated:
22:00 - 23:00 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
02:00 - 03:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
22:00 – 23:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
11:00 - 12:00 UTC Friday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe

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

The website is www.tumbril.co.uk where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent programs, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.
 
This week's Programme - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - begins with some organ music from J S Bach, an Elegy for a dead poet by the Australian composer Kelly, and a Mozart serenade.
After that some Schubert songs (lieder,) a modern piece for violin, and part of the Intimate Letters String Quartet by Janácek. The program ends with another modern piece - 'Clar i net' by Brotons, and then some of the Trout Quintet (more Schubert).

Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search. A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is: http://kiwisdr.com/public/  Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.
 
Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.
 
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland

Radio Taiwan International plans frequency testing

 

RTI QSL card

Taiwan

Radio Taiwan International will test German programming, from the Tamsui transmitter in northern Taiwan, and   scheduled for July 17, 2021

All times UTC

 1700-1710 on 11995 TSH 250 kW / 325 deg to WeEu 

1715-1725 on 11705 TSH 250 kW / 325 deg to WeEu 

1800-1810 on  9545 TSH 250 kW / 325 deg to WeEu 
1815-1725 on  7250 TSH 250 kW / 325 deg to WeEu 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Cuba sees the largest protest in decades

 
Castro and the Cuban Revolution (wikipedia)

Follow live the second day of the popular uprising in Cuba and its international repercussions at: https://www.radiotelevisionmarti.com/

Protests take place across Cuba as the country faces shortages of COVID-19 vaccines and basic necessities

Thousands of Cubans took to the streets in Havana and in other cities to demand vaccines and food on Sunday as the country faces a period of an economic crisis brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. People criticized President Miguel Díaz-Canel, saying "down with the dictatorship," according to the Miami Herald. In a speech addressing the country, Díaz-Canel blamed the United States for the unrest, according to Reuters.

Radio Marti with additional news, videos, photo gallery, and more at: https://www.radiotelevisionmarti.com/ 

Radio Marti 24-hour schedule listings on mediumwave and shortwave in Spanish, included in the current edition of Global Radio Guide, available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0938DDK5L
Current broadcast schedules for BBC World Service and Voice of America, may also be found in this edition.

Clandestine station, Radio Republica, programming targeted to Cuba
Spanish
0200-0300 Tues, Wed, Thurs via Issoudun, France transmitter on 9490 kHz
0200-0400  Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun via Issoudun, France transmitter on 9490 kHz


The Battle of the Airwaves in Cuba
by Gayle Van Horn
Global Radio Guide 2018-2019

Cuba sees biggest protests for decades as pandemic adds to woes
Marc Frank, Sarah Marsh
HAVANA, July 11 (Reuters) - Chanting "freedom" and calling for President Miguel Diaz-Canel to step down, thousands of Cubans joined street protests from Havana to Santiago on Sunday in the biggest anti-government demonstrations on the Communist-run island in decades.

The protests erupted amid Cuba's worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union, its old ally, and a record surge in coronavirus infections, with people voicing anger over shortages of basic goods, curbs on civil liberties, and the authorities' handling of the pandemic.

Thousands took to the streets in various parts of Havana including the historic centre, their shouts of “Diaz-Canel step down” drowning out groups of government supporters waving the Cuban flag and chanting "Fidel."

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


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:Issued: 2021 Jul 12 0350 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 05 - 11 July 2021

Solar activity was at very low to low levels. Region 2840 (N27, L=034, class/area Bxo/010 on 08 Jul) produced the strongest event of the period, a C7 flare at 09/1050 UTC. A Type II radio sweep, and several other C-class X-ray events, were produced by the region while it was just past the W limb. Region 2835 (S18, L=052, class/area Ekc/770 on 01 Jul) was the largest region of the period, but only produced some low-level C-class activity as it rotated around the SW limb after 06 Jul. The remaining numbered regions on the visible disk were relatively simple and quiet. Of the multiple coronal mass ejections observed during the period, none were determined to have an Earth-directed component. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal to moderate levels. 

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet to unsettled. Some extended periods of southward Bz were followed by a few isolated unsettled periods on 05-06 Jul. Another period of unsettled was observed on 10 Jul which may have been caused by weak influence from a positive polarity coronal hole that rapidly decayed as it crossed the central meridian of the Sun. The remainder of the reporting period was quiet. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 12 July - 07 August 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels throughout the outlook period. There is a chance for elevated activity from old Region 2838 (N24, L=088), Region 2835 (S18, L=068), and Region 2840 (N27, L=045) as they are expected to rotate back onto the visible disk on 16 Jul, 20 Jul, and 21 Jul, respectively. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at normal to moderate levels on 12 Jul and from 19 Jul - 07 Aug. High levels, caused by interaction with a negative polarity CH HSS, is likely for 13-18 Jul. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at quiet to active levels. A negative polarity CH HSS. that is connected to the southern crown coronal hole. is expected to elevate geomagnetic activity to active levels on 12-14 Jul and unsettled levels on 15-16 Jul. A small, positive polarity CH HSS is likely to cause unsettled conditions on 02 Aug. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at quiet levels. 

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2021 Jul 12      74          12          4
2021 Jul 13      74          16          4
2021 Jul 14      73          12          4
2021 Jul 15      73          10          3
2021 Jul 16      75           8          3
2021 Jul 17      75           5          2
2021 Jul 18      75           5          2
2021 Jul 19      75           5          2
2021 Jul 20      79           5          2
2021 Jul 21      81           5          2
2021 Jul 22      79           5          2
2021 Jul 23      79           5          2
2021 Jul 24      79           5          2
2021 Jul 25      79           5          2
2021 Jul 26      79           5          2
2021 Jul 27      79           5          2
2021 Jul 28      79           5          2
2021 Jul 29      77           5          2
2021 Jul 30      77           5          2
2021 Jul 31      77           5          2
2021 Aug 01      77           5          2
2021 Aug 02      75           8          3
2021 Aug 03      74           5          2
2021 Aug 04      74           5          2
2021 Aug 05      74           5          2
2021 Aug 06      74           5          2
2021 Aug 07      74           5          2
(NOAA)

Monday, July 05, 2021

Clandestine station frequency updates

 

JSR Shiokaze QSL

All times UTC


JSR Shiokaze/Sea Breeze 
All listings 300 kW via Yamata, Japan transmitter, 280 degrees to northeast Asia 
Effective: 30 June 2021 
1300-1400 5965 in Asian languages (former 5935 kHz)
1300-1400 7295 in Asian languages (former 6040 kHz) 

1300-1330 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Thu/Fri and English Wed
1330-1400 Korean Thu-Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue and English Wed.

1600-1700 6165 in Asian languages (former 5955 kHz)
1600-1700 7325 in Asian languages (former 5985 kHz)

1600-1630 Japanese Mon/Tue/Sat/Sun; Korean Thu/Fri and English Wed.
1630-1700 Korean Thu-Sun; Japanese Mon/Tue and English Wed.

Furusato no Kaze via Shiokaze 
Effective: 30 June 2021 
1405-1435 5920 Japanese daily (former 6090 kHz)
1405-1435 6070 Japanese daily (former 5980 kHz)
(DXB 05 July 2021)
(edited for clarity by Teak Publishing)

Frequency Updates

 Netherlands

Radio Europe Netherlands via Adra
Effective: 04 July 2021
Dutch, non-directional to western Europe
000-2400 on  5940 ADR 001 kW 

Offshore Music Radio via Nijmegen
Effective: 30 July 2021
Dutch, non-directional targeted to western Europe
0000-2400 on  7215 NIJ 001 kW
0000-2400 on  7275 NIJ 001 kW 
0000-2400 on 15270 NIJ 001 kW 
0000-2400 on 17515 NIJ 001 kW
The transmitter site is Nijmegen (NIJ), in the eastern part of the Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland, near the German border. 

USA   Overcomer Ministries (Brother Stair) via WBCQ The Planet Monticello from July 5
0000-2400 on  3265vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to LaAm English Daily
0000-2400*on  6160vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to LaAm English Daily
*except 2300-2400 Daily; 0000-0100 Tue-Sat; 0100-0400 Sun-Mon
Good signal on 3265.1 and 6159.9 kHz via SDR Milford PA, USA.

United States
Overcomer Ministries (Brother Stair)  via WINB Red Lion, PA
Effective: 05 July 2021
1700-1900 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to MEXI English Mon-Fri
0400-0700 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to MEXI English Daily
1000-1400 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to MEXI English Sat
1000-1100 on  9265 INB 050 kW / 242 deg to MEXI English Sun

Overcomer Ministries (Brother Stair) from an unconfirmed transmitter site
0700-1000 12100 100 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, ex 11600
0700-1000 on 15700 050 kW / 090 deg to WeAs English is additional
Inactive frequencies on 9800 kHz  and 17770 kHz:
0700-1000 on 9800 and 17770 kHz, but mentioned in Overcomer Ministries website at: http://www.overcomerministry.org
(DXB 05 Jul 2021)
(edited for clarity by Teak Publishing) 

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 

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:Issued: 2021 Jul 05 0346 UTC
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 28 June - 04 July 2021

Solar activity ranged from very low to high levels. Region 2838 (N24W88, class/area Cro/030 on 03 Jul) rapidly emerged near the NW limb on 03 Jul. It produced the strongest event of the period, an impulsive X1/Sn flare (R3 - Strong) at 03/1429 UTC. Associated with the event was a Type II radio sweep (357 km/s) along with low-level radio bursts across several different frequencies. Subsequent coronagraph imagery from SOHO LASCO/C2 showed several different westward CME signatures. The analysis determined all be oriented away from the Sun-Earth line. The region also produced an M2/Sf flare (R1 - Minor) at 03/0717 UTC, an M1/Sf flare (R1) at 03/1702 UTC, and a final M1/Sf flare (R1) at 04/0509 UTC as the region rotated behind the NW limb. 

The largest region on the visible disk was Region 2835 (S18W16, class/area Ekc/770 on 01 Jul). The largest flare it produced during the reporting period was a C3 at 30/1815 UTC. The growth of Region 2835 peaked on 01 Jul and has been in gradual decay in the days since. The three remaining numbered active regions were relatively simple and stable or in decay. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

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

Geomagnetic field activity varied from quiet to active levels. Late on 30 Jun, a relatively gradual increase in solar wind parameters was observed which was likely from the transient influence of a CME that left the Sun on 27 Jun. Solar wind speeds increased from the mid 300 km/s to a peak of just over 500 km/s. Total magnetic field strength (Bt) increased to a brief peak of 13 nt early on 01 Jul. Bz reached a maximum southward flux of -9 nT. The following geomagnetic field response was mostly unsettled to active through the later part of 30 Jun. A decline in Bt early on 01 Jul resulted in quiet conditions despite wind speeds being elevated through 03 Jul. The remainder of the summary period was quiet. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 05 July - 31 July 2021

Solar activity is expected to be very low to low over the outlook period. There is potential for Region 2838 (N24, L=100), which produced an X1/Sn flare at 03/1429 UTC as it rotated around the NW limb, to increase flare probabilities after 16 Jul if it maintains around the far side and rotates back onto the visible disk. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to range from normal to high levels. High levels are likely on 12-14 Jul and 20-23 Jul in response to CH HSS activity. The remainder of the outlook period is likely to be at normal to moderate levels. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at quiet to active levels. Active levels are likely on 10 Jul and 18-19 Jul; unsettled levels are likely on 05-06 Jul, 11 Jul, and 20 Jul. All elevated levels on geomagnetic activity are in response to multiple, recurrent CH HSSs. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at quiet levels. 

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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
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2021 Jul 05      90          10          3
2021 Jul 06      90           8          3
2021 Jul 07      85           5          2
2021 Jul 08      82           5          2
2021 Jul 09      82           5          2
2021 Jul 10      80          15          4
2021 Jul 11      80          12          3
2021 Jul 12      80           5          2
2021 Jul 13      80           5          2
2021 Jul 14      80           5          2
2021 Jul 15      80           5          2
2021 Jul 16      82           5          2
2021 Jul 17      82           5          2
2021 Jul 18      82          15          4
2021 Jul 19      84          12          4
2021 Jul 20      88          10          3
2021 Jul 21      88           5          2
2021 Jul 22      88           5          2
2021 Jul 23      90           5          2
2021 Jul 24      90           5          2
2021 Jul 25      90           5          2
2021 Jul 26      90           5          2
2021 Jul 27      90           5          2
2021 Jul 28      90           5          2
2021 Jul 29      88           5          2
2021 Jul 30      88           5          2
2021 Jul 31      88           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, July 03, 2021

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, July 4-10

 


From the Isle of Music, July 4-10: 

This week, our guest is Maikel Dinza, winner of the Popular Dance Music category in this year's Cubadisco for his album Manigua. 

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

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 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 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 


Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, July 4-10: 

In episode 224, we celebrate July 4 (Independence Day in the United States) with both serious and satirical songs and skits. 

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

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

Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward. 

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
Chicago IL 60659-4486


Friday, July 02, 2021

Blog Logs

Language services as indicated 
// parallel frequency, freqs in kilohertz
Monitoring from June 15-02 July 2021  
SDR units as indicated, and introducing 3D signal imagery (please check North Korea and Radio Marti) 

Teak Publishing/Shortwave Central YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC60fe_Z6a4KzV2XZzZw1ncQ

All times UTC

Algeria
Radio Algerie Internationale 531 // 891 kHz. Male hosts with Arabic conversations between audio clips. (SIO 343). Radio Algerienne 5930 kHz from 2230 tune-in. Presumed Arabic news briefs to echo-effect intros into special program features, including text between Arabic instrumentals and vocals selections. Abruptly off at 2300 UTC as per schedule. Radio Algerienne/Chaine 3 on 252 LW, 2245-2255 with Arabic easy-listening style vocals. SIO 434. Station ID 2300 into French news briefs to station website reference. (Barcelona, Spain SDR) http://www.radioalgerie.dz

Angola QSL

Angola 
Radio Nacional 4950 kHz. Tune in 2310 with two male's Portuguese scripts. Noted several "Radio Nacional" IDs,  brief fanfare music, and talk. The reception was fair and audible via the Namibia SDR - and after five minutes you will be abruptly knocked off. Their limit is five minutes in a 24-hour period. 

Australia
ABC Adelaide 729 // 891 kHz, 2010. National weather forecast into phone-ins, ID, and pop vocal Vocal tune Blindly Believing by The Waifs. Trivia facts, local talks, and phone calls to ABC News headlines. Parallel programming on ABC Canberra 846 kHz. Report on how COVID-19 has affected Aussie schools // ABC Melbourne 621 kHz; ABC Sydney 576 // 702 kHz. (Corydon, Victoria SDR) https://radio.abc.net.au
 
Bonaire
TWR Bonaire 800 kHz, (440 kW Kralendijk). Spanish religious text from 0010 tune-in. Spanish schedule: 0000-0500; 1000-1230; 2130-2300 UTC. Scripture references to Spanish praise music. (Airspy/NC) http://www.twrbonaire.com


Brazil 
Radio Clube do Para 4885, 0935-1000. Announcer's Portuguese morning show routine. News snippets, jingles, and local banter for fair SIO 323. Presumed Radio Difusora Acreana under Para signal. (Brazil SDR)

Clandestine
Radio Ndarason International 12050 kHz (Ascension Island relay to Nigeria) 1845-1910. French text and conversations to clear IDs. African vocal tunes scattered throughout the broadcast. Shift from French service at 1900 into presumed Kanuri as listed. (Airspy/NC) http://www.ndarason.com

Echo of Hope/Voice of Hope on 3980 // 9100 kHz from 1000. Station's Korean info/ID at 1000. Male/female friendly chat amid signal jamming. More pronounced on 5990, excessive on 6250 kHz. (S Korea SDR)

Republic of Yemen Radio/Radio Sana'a 11860, 1005-1020. Arabic text to speech segment from 1015. Arabic music intros for morning program feature. Fair signal SIO 322. Additional checks 11860 kHz, 1910-1925. (NLD SDR)

Sound of Hope/Radio Free Asia relay 9730 // 14430, 16300 kHz. Male/female's Cantonese/Chinese morning routine. Features with intros and ID routine 1030 UTC.

Voice of the People Korean text from 1035 tune. Active on 3480 // 3910, 3930, 4450 (with jammer under signals), and 6600 almost completely covered. (50 kW via Kyonggi-do-Koyang). Station operated by South Korean NIS. (Taiwan SDR)

RAI Antennas
Italy 
RAI Radio 1 Milano 900 kHz, 1940-1950. Italian conversations at rally-style event with an audience. References to the website and phone number. Pop Italian vocals to 1948. Additional coverage/commentary. Station identification and newscast 2000. Parallel programming observed on RAI 1 Pisa 657 kHz (SIO 444) and RAI R1 Genova 1575  kHz (SIO 323) (Italy SDR)

Kuwait
Radio Kuwait/Classical Arab Music channel on 1269 kHz. Announcer's Arabic music intros at 1825 into classical music selections. ID promo 1830, off abruptly at 1858. Radio Kuwait/Home Service in Arabic on 540 and // 1134 kHz. Station references to Arabic vocals.

Luxembourg
RTL Radio 234 kHz LW. Females trade French news script from 2001 tune-in. Ads with phone numbers into evening features and conversations. Excellent signal for 24-hour schedule via Erba, Italy.  (Twente NLD SDR)

RTM Malaysia QSL

Malaysia
RTM Sarawak FM relay 9835 from 1030 tune-in. Presumed Malay text to 1056, followed by pop/rap vocals to 1057. Subsequent checks from 1310-1325 with good signal for pop/rock and rap music between announcer's feature segments.Station ID at 1335. RTM Wai/Limbang relay noted on 11665 kHz with similar programming format including PSA and ad formats. Signal considerably weaker than RTM Sarawak. SIO 322 (Philippines SDR)

Mali
ORTM/Radio Mali. Tentative as Mali for fair signal of African ethnic text (listed Bambara) from 1745 tune-in. National anthem routine at 1800. http://www.ortm.ml China Radio International-Bamako, Mali relay. Hausa service from 1800 on 11640 // 13645 kHz. Announcer's text to fanfare intro into the news on COVID-19. Excellent signal via Seville, Spain SDR. Schedule to 1830.

North Korea
Voice of Korea, 11710 kHz, 1450-1505. French service with choral music programs to 1455 sign-off information and ID. English service sign-on at 1500 with signal tone, interval signal, and station identifications. Similar choral music programs noted on parallel 15245 kHz. YouTube video with 3D imagery at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnur3NpHyw8&t=21s  (AirSpy/NC)

Romania
Radio Romania International 11850 kHz to South America, 1920-1935. Romanian folk music at tune-in for their Spanish service. Brief programming notes into additional lively Romanian music to 1930 news briefs. Their music never disappoints me-whether on mediumwave, longwave, or shortwave. (Airspy/NC) http://www.radioromania.ro


 
Spain
Radio Exterior Espana 11940 // 11670 kHz, 1938-1955. Two males with news briefs and items about Madrid. Instrumental music from Santana with a bit of talk on his career. Additional items on Madrid, and regional items. Good signal with only minimal fades amid audio hum. (Airspy/NC) Station website: http://rtve.es/radio/radio-exterior Additional monitoring: RNE 1 Barcelona, 738 kHz, 1932-1945. Three males discussing soccer. Parallel programming noted on RNE 1 La Coruna 639 kHz; RNE 1 Madrid 585 kHz (very poor signal) (Barcelona SDR)

United States
Overcomer Ministries 9395 kHz, 1802-1822. Statler Brothers tune There's a Man in There. Scripture readings to 1807. Just as I Am song to Glory Glory Hallejiah instrumental. Brother Stair sermons sounding considerably younger in age. Very good SIO 444 signal. SIO 434. (Airspy/NC)  http://www.overcomerministry.org



Radio Marti 11930 kHz, 1935-1945. Male/female's Spanish text and talk about Nicaragua and Venezuela. Good SIO 434 making it through the Cuban jammer on this frequency. (Airspy/NC)  http://www.martinoticias.com Noted on subsequent monitoring 11860 kHz, 1401-1403 UTC with Cuban jamming via 3D imagery at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wsAffyXtJE&t=5s

Vietnam
Voice of Vietnam 1/Buon Ma Thuot 7210 kHz from 1335 tune-in. Lady's Vietnamese to 1339. Lady's musical vocals with accompanying Asian-flute (very nice) to 1347 for lady's text. Good chance I was hearing Voice of Vietnam's AM on 1242 kHz from 1345 UTC. Should be in Lao and sure fits the format. Usual VOV format with Asian music, but still a "tentative" via Haino SDR.



New Edition of National Radio Club AM Radio Log 42nd Edition

 

Now accepting pre-orders for August 2021 shipment

The National Radio Club, the world’s oldest and largest broadcast band DX club is proud to announce the publication of the 42nd edition of the AM Radio Log. 

The AM Radio Log is a source for information on AM Radio Stations in the United States and Canada. The Log contains 304 pages of individual station data and cross-references and an additional 12 pages of instructions in 8-1/2" x 11" size, 3-hole punched U.S. loose leaf format. 

This publication fits nicely into a 1" three-ring binder. Reference lists include State/Provinces listed in frequency order, listings of regional groups of stations in the group's section, and a comprehensive list of FM translators that are now simulcasting with AM broadcasters.

Order by snail mail by check or money order in US funds, Colorado Residents Only please add 8% Sales tax (or your local Colorado Sales Tax Rate if lower) to National Radio Club, P.O. Box 473251, Aurora, CO 80047-3251 or order using your Pay Pal account at http://www.nationalradioclub.org/

Now Accepting Pre-Orders for The 42nd Edition of the AM Radio Log for shipping in August 2021!
The Almost Complete Archive of the DX Audio Service Audiotapes is available now! Look under The NRC Archive Tab

The Archives of DX NEWS from 1933 through 2019 are now available including the 50th Anniversary Book! Look under The NRC Archive Tab

The Archived DX NEWS DDXD and IDXD searchable Spreadsheets are available now through Volume 87! Look under The NRC Archive Tab

See Loyd Van Horn’s review/primer of the NRC Log 41st edition at his DXCentral YouTube channel.

New Archives from NRC’er Skip Dabelstein The History of Courtesy Program DX Tests Look under The NRC Archive Tab

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July 4 th programming from Radio Six International

 

Radio Six International monthly relay on shortwave is on 6070 and 3955 in July, via Germany's Channel 292, and now broadcasting from studios on Isle of Lismore, Scotland with a new postal address. 


Tony Currie Presents a Mix of Old and New Tracks
1200 UTC (July 4th only) The Sunday Show 
3955 kHz and 6070kHz  

From Germany:
Rohrbach Waal 3955kHz (75.40m) 10kW on 6070kHz (31.0m) 10kW Directional beam towards UK
Sunday, July 4th at 1300 UTC

Reception reports are always welcomed and should be emailed to letters@radiosix.com If a printed QSL card is required, please mail your report along with one US dollar or Euro to:

Reception reports
Radio Six International
The Studio
Port Ramsay, Isle of Lismore, Argyll,
Scotland PA34 5UN

(details from Radio Six's monthly "Radio News" magazine, July 2021. Listen to their full daily schedule of programs via http://www.radiosix.com/

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, Thursday-Sunday

 

Hello friends

Shortwave Radiogram listeners have kindly offered suggestions for experiments with our digital modes. Tobias in Germany suggests that eliminating the brief silence (about 0.6 seconds). between the text introduction of an MFSK image and the image transmission, can reduce or eliminate missed image headers. This is because there is no interval of silence that can result in random characters that might interfere with the header.

On this weekend's Shortwave Radiogram, the silent gaps before the MFSK64 images will be eliminated. The gap will still exist between the text and the MFSK32 image near the beginning of the program.

Also, during most of the five-second delays after the RSID when modes change (to provide time for a manual mode change if necessary), 1500-Hz tones will be inserted instead of silence. This might eliminate the stray characters that can be annoying.

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 210) is provided by Scott in Ontario. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 211, 1-4 July 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:41  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:58  Christopher describes the heat wave in Oregon*
 7:11  MFSK64: Hot nights hurt rice crop yields
10:51  This week's images* **
28:35  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* With image(s)

** As an experiment, the short silence between the text
introduction and image has been eliminated. This might reduce the
incidence of missed image headers.

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
Thursday 2330-2400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Friday 1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 15750 DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0230-0400 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 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” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 text and images 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 1130 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, Wednesdays 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

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

Canada D'eh radio celebration on WBCQ

 


Canada D'eh

Date/Time:  July 1, 10-11PM EDT (July 2, 0200-0300 UTC)

Frequency:  WBCQ The Planet, 6160 & 7490 kHz

July 1st is Canada Day, and since RCI is no longer blessing shortwave listeners with its presence on the short waves, Fred Waterer, a genuine Canadian, and "Uncle Bill" Tilford, an American who is frequently mistaken for one, will present  Canada D'eh, an affectionate salute to the occasion with music, humor, fun facts, and stories on WBCQ The Planet, which is right next door to Canada with time donated by Angela and Allan Weiner.
(Bill Tilford/Fred Waterer)


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Radio Belarus International program schedule updates

From the July British DX Club, Listening Post column, Alan Roe reports the following:

Radio Belarus QSL card

Radio Belarus International
Some weeks ago, Radio Belarus made a few adjustments to their schedule, so here is their latest monitored schedule. Some additional program notes can be found in the September 2020 edition of Listening Post. 

All times UTC
Both broadcasts are on 3985kHz via Kall in Germany.
1700-1800
Daily 1700 Daily news review
Monday 1720 Co-operation Vector 1740 Heritage
Tuesday 1720 International Review 1740 Famous People of Belarus
Wednesday 1720 Letters to the Editor 1740 People’s Diplomacy
Thursday 1720 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Reports 1740 Letters to the Editor
Friday 1720 Belarus in the World Community 1740 Made in Belarus
Saturday 1720 Social Cause 1740 Together
Sunday 1720 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Reports 1740 Letters to the Editor 1900-2000
Daily 1900 Daily news review
Monday 1920 Our Integration 1940 Voices of the Century
Tuesday 1920 Environment 1940 Our Music
Wednesday 1920 Generation Next 1940 Our Music
Thursday 1920 In the Depth of the Country 1940 Our Music
Friday 1920 Window to Belarus 1940 Our Music
Saturday 1920 Belarusian High Tech 1940 In the Galaxy of Muses
Sunday 1920 From Slavic Roots 1940 Belarusian Music Anthology

Most programs run 10-15 minutes, with Music Box (usually a Belarusian rock/pop song) and
many tourism promos to fill the time until the next feature.
(Alan Roe, Listening Post-BDXC, July 2021)

Two new Dutch stations register for shortwave broadcast

 

From BDXC, the following has been posted:

Two Dutch stations have recently registered on HFCC's Global HF schedule from 28 June to 29 October 2021:

Radio Europe Netherlands (EUR) registered daily for a 24-hour schedule on 5975 kHz with 1 kilowatt.
HFCC transmitter site is AAR Alphen aan den Rijn (located in province of South Holland (Zuid Holland ZH). 

Offshore Music Radio (OMR) is registered for daily broadcast for a 24-hour schedule using 1 kilowatt on 6170, 7215, 7275, 15270, 17515 kHz. The transmitter site is Nijmegen (NIJ), in the eastern part of the Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland, near the German border. 
OMR's website is: http://omr-oldies.com//

[HFCC registration does not mean the stations will necessarily be on air on all these days, times and frequencies). 
(Alan Pennington, UK/BDXC)
(edited for clarity by Teak Publishing)

Radio Emma Toc Worldwide, July program summary

 


Special thanks to our friend, James Salmon, for sending in the July program summary for Radio Emma Toc Worldwide. Don't forget to listen on WRMI, Channel 292, AM, FM, and the weekend broadcast from Finland's Scandinavian Weekend Radio, the first weekend in July.

Program Contents -  A look back at the last 15 months from our World Service shows. 

Ways to listen - Radio Emma Toc World Service, Program # 15, July 2021 

You can listen online  at http://ww.emmatoc.com  and visit the World Service page 

You can also listen to our shortwave, mediumwave, or FM broadcasts via our relay partners as follows:

WRMI - Radio Miami International, 9955kHz covering Latin America and beyond on Tuesday 18:00 Eastern Time, 22:00 UTC and Wed 20:00 Eastern Time / 00:00 (Thurs) UTC  

WRMI - Radio Miami International, 5950kHz covering Eastern North America and far beyond on   Tuesday 18:00 Eastern Time, 22:00 UTC, and Sunday 21:00 EasternTime / 01:00 (Monday) UTC  

World  FM, 88.2MHz, 107.6MHz. covering Tawa, Marahau and Stoke, New Zealand on Sundays 22:00 NZST, 10:00 UTC and Thursdays 16:30 NZST, 04:30 UTC (alternating with other programs) 

Channel 292, 9670kHz covering Europe and beyond for broadcast in July on Saturday, July 10 at 15:00 UTC and Sunday, July 25 at 07:00 UTC 6070kHz covering Europe and beyond in July  Friday, July 16 at 20:00 UTC
                      
Radio Emma Toc Worldwide will also broadcast as part of the July weekend broadcast via  Scandinavian Weekend Radio on 6170kHz, 11720kHz, 1602 AM kHz, and 94.9 FM MHz covering Finland and Europe on Saturday, July 3 at 0700 UTC                                                                                                                   


                                         
To learn more about Radio Emma Toc, visit our website at: http://www.emmatoc.com 
 
Happy listening! If you are outside the transmitter coverage areas, why not listen via the broadcasters' online services. Website details for the above stations are listed on our own website at:  www.emmatoc.org/worldserviceindex

If you do not have access to receivers and aerials you can try using an online SDR receiver go to - ve3sun.com/KiwiSDR. Experience the enjoyment of tuning around shortwave from worldwide locations online.

We are happy to issue eQSLs for reception reports sent to emmatoc1922@gmail.com  and we will gladly verify for online reports. If using an online SDR, please give us the SDR location.

If any stations wish to relay our program, a download link is available on our website. Please advise us of times and dates so we can publicize them in our schedule.
Thank you!
James Salmon

Scandinavian Weekend Radio, July broadcast

 


Scandinavian Weekend Radio is set to resume its monthly broadcast on July 3, 2021. SWR has been bringing you the hits, on the first weekend of every month since July 1, 2001 - a milestone this year!

SWR will verify your program reception either by postal mail or an e-QSL. To learn more about this unique station from Virrat, Finland, or download their reception report form, go to: http://www.swradio.net. 

Radio Emma Toc Worldwide, will also be broadcasting  this weekend as part of the weekend broadcast on 6170kHz, 11720kHz, 1602 AM kHz, and 94.9 FM MHz covering Finland and Europe on Saturday, July 3 at 0700 UTC 

A complete program guide for the July 3 broadcast may be seen at: http://www.swradio.net/schedule.htm


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SAQ Grimeton Radio Station slated to celebrate Alexanderson Day

 


The annual transmission event on Alexanderson Day with the Alexanderson Alternator from 1924

on VLF 17.2 kHz CW with the call sign SAQ, is scheduled for Sunday, July 4th, 2021. The Alexander Grimeton Association is planning to carry out two broadcasts to the world from the old Alexanderson alternator SAQ. Only required staff will be in place, due to the ongoing pandemic.

Transmission schedule:
1. Startup and tuning at 10:30 CET (08:30 UTC) with a transmission of a message at 11:00 CET (09:00 UTC)
2. Startup and tuning at 13:30 CET (11:30 UTC) with a transmission of a message at 14:00 CET (12:00 UTC)

Live Video from World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
Both transmission events can be seen live on our YouTube Channel. 
The live video starts five minutes before the startup and tuning.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts

:Issued: 2021 Jun 28 0115 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 21 - 27 June 2021

Solar activity was at very low to low levels during the period.  Region 2833 (N23, L=208, class/area Hsx/160 on 21 Jun) produced a C1/Sf flare observed at 25/1403 UTC. A long-duration C3 x-ray event was observed from around the NE limb at 23/0707 UTC. This event was accompanied by a Type II radio sweep with an estimated shock velocity of 724 km/s. Regions 2835 (S18, L=053, class/area Dso/230 on 27 Jun) and 2836 (S27, L=057, class/area Cro/020 on 27 Jun) produced a few B-class events during the period. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph data. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at moderate levels on 22 Jun and 26-27 Jun. High levels were observed on 21 Jun and 23-25 Jun. A maximum flux of 4,330 pfu was observed at 21/1435 UTC. 

Geomagnetic field activity was was at mostly quiet levels with isolated unsettled periods observed early on 22 Jun, late on 24 Jun, and early on 25 Jun. Solar wind parameters were mostly unremarkable during the period. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 28 June - 24 July 2021

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at high levels on 29-30 Jun and 01-06 Jul due to CH HSS influences. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active levels on 30 Jun, 04 Jul, 09-10 Jul and 12-13 Jul due to recurrent CH HSS influence. Mostly quiet conditions are expected for the remainder of the outlook period. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2021 Jun 28 0115 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
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#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2021-06-28
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Jun 28      88           5          2
2021 Jun 29      90           5          2
2021 Jun 30      90          10         3
2021 Jul 01      90           5          2
2021 Jul 02      92           5          2
2021 Jul 03      92           5          2
2021 Jul 04      92          12         4
2021 Jul 05      92           5          2
2021 Jul 06      90           5          2
2021 Jul 07      85           5          2
2021 Jul 08      85           5          2
2021 Jul 09      85           8          3
2021 Jul 10      85           8          3
2021 Jul 11      85           5          2
2021 Jul 12      82          15         4
2021 Jul 13      82          12         4
2021 Jul 14      82           5          2
2021 Jul 15      80           5          2
2021 Jul 16      80           5          2
2021 Jul 17      80           5          2
2021 Jul 18      80           5          2
2021 Jul 19      82           5          2
2021 Jul 20      85           5          2
2021 Jul 21      85           5          2
2021 Jul 22      85           5          2
2021 Jul 23      85           5          2
2021 Jul 24      85           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, June 26, 2021

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, June 27-July 3

 


From the Isle of Music, June 27-July 3
Part 2 of 2 parts: This week, our guest is Rodney Barreto, winner of the Making Of category in this year's Cubadisco and a nominee in Jazz for Drummer Negrito.  He also performed in several other nominees and winners of Cubadisco. Our conversation will be in English. 

The broadcasts take place: 

For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK) 

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 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 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 

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

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, June 27-July 3: 
In episode 223, we present new and recent releases from various countries. 
The broadcast takes place: 

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

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

Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward. 

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
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(William 'Bill' Tilford, Owner/Producer)
Tilford Productions, LLC
Chicago, IL