Monday, October 18, 2021

Encore-Radio Tumbril classical music programs

 


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
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 - 03:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
22:00 – 23:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
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 http://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 - starts with a brass quintet by Malcolm Arnold, followed by some Palestrina, a couple of traditional Armenian tunes, and the Introduction and Allegro by Ravel.
After that three short piano pieces by US composer Amy Beach, an early string quartet from Beethoven, and a Baroque flute and organ duet composed by Dario Costello.
The program finishes with Térabga-Bah by contemporary composer Catrin Finch.

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.
 
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland
GMØTLY

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 11 - 17 October 2021

Solar activity was very low with B-class flare activity on 11-12, and 15-17 Oct. Low levels of solar activity were observed on 13-14 Oct due to C-class flare activity. Region 2885 (N15, L=171, class/area=Cro/20 on 13 Oct) produced three C-class flares this period: a C1/Sf flare at 13/2204 UTC, a C2 flare at 14/0134 UTC, and a C1flare at 14/0304 UTC. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

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

Geomagnetic field activity reached G1-G2 (Minor-Moderate) geomagnetic storm levels on 12 Oct due to the passage of a CME from 09 Oct. Quiet to active conditions were observed on 17 Oct, also due to the passage of a transient feature. Quiet to unsettled conditions were observed on 11, 13, and16 Oct, while quiet conditions were observed throughout the remainder of the period. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 18 October - 13 November 2021

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

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 26-28 Oct. Normal to moderate flux levels are expected to continue.  

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels on 18-19 Oct, and 06 Nov due to the influence of multiple, recurrent CH HSSs. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be mostly quiet or quiet to unsettled. 

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2021 Oct 18      78          12          4
2021 Oct 19      80          12          4
2021 Oct 20      80           8          3
2021 Oct 21      80           8          3
2021 Oct 22      80           8          3
2021 Oct 23      80           5          2
2021 Oct 24      80           5          2
2021 Oct 25      85          10         3
2021 Oct 26      90           5          2
2021 Oct 27      95           5          2
2021 Oct 28      90           5          2
2021 Oct 29      88           5          2
2021 Oct 30      88           5          2
2021 Oct 31      85           5          2
2021 Nov 01      85           5          2
2021 Nov 02      85           8          3
2021 Nov 03      85           5          2
2021 Nov 04      85           5          2
2021 Nov 05      85           5          2
2021 Nov 06      85          12         4
2021 Nov 07      85          10         3
2021 Nov 08      85           8          3
2021 Nov 09      85           5          2
2021 Nov 10      85           5          2
2021 Nov 11      85           5          2
2021 Nov 12      80           5          2
2021 Nov 13      80           5          2
(NOAA)

Friday, October 15, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, October 17-23

 


From the Isle of Music, October 10-16 & October 17-23: 

Dayramir González, an award-winning jazz artist, and composer joins us for conversations in English. This being the second week to feature Dayrmir González, we talk about his career and listen to selections from his first two jazz albums. In this second week, we present his new album Tributo a Juan Formell & Los Van Van 

The broadcast takes 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, October 17-23: 

In Episode 239, we listen to some wonderful music from Togo. 


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/Our Patreon page is  https://www.patreon.com/tilford 
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
Chicago IL 60659-4486
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
phone: 773.267.6548
Website: www.tilfordproductions.com


Monday, October 11, 2021

Monitoring the Mini Transat yacht race

 

(photo Wikipedia)

Heard the broadcast from Issoudun for the Mini Transat yacht race today

(11 Oct) at 1500 UTC on 13735 kHz. Similar format to the transmission I heard for the race in August 2020 which was only in French waters due to Covid. SIO 353

1501 UTC music followed by a man in French (mentioning La Palma and Novembre). 1503: Lady in English with French accent with the weather (meteo) forecast for today 11th October until 1508 then music.

Silence until 1515 then OM in French again. Off at 1530 UTC recheck.

On 13735 again from 1600 UTC, but in DRM.

This time the race is from France via La Palma (Canary Islands) to Guadeloupe = 4050 nautical miles. It started in France 26 September. 

Arriving in La Palma from 3rd October. Departing La Palma 29th October, arriving in Guadeloupe from 9th November. See: 

https://www.minitransat.fr/en/

There's also a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LaMiniTransat

13735 kHz is only registered on HFCC until 29th October 2021. Unsure if broadcasts are daily (or only if yachts are still at sea? They're arriving in Santa Cruz de La Palma today re the Facebook page)

 Alan Pennington, UK?BDXC)




Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 04 - 10 October 2021

Solar activity was very low over 04-06 Oct. Low levels of solar activity were observed on 07-08 and 10 Oct, and moderate solar activity was observed on 09 Oct. Region 2882 (N17, L=157, class/area=Dho/280 on 09 Oct) produced the majority of the C-class flare activity in addition to the largest event of the period, an M1/2b flare (with Type-II and IV radio emissions) at 09/0638 UTC. An associated full-halo CME signature was observed in LASCO C2 imagery beginning at 09/0712 UTC and is likely to arrive at Earth around midday on 11 Oct. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

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

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet on 07-09 Oct, quiet to unsettled on 04-06 Oct, and quiet to active on 10 Oct. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 11 October - 06 November 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at very low to 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 20-21 Oct. Normal and normal to moderate levels are expected throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is likely to reach G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm levels on 11 Oct, and G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels on 12 Oct, due to the anticipated arrival of a full-halo CME from 09 Oct. Active conditions are expected on 19 Oct due to the influence of a recurrent positive polarity CH HSS. Quiet and quiet to unsettled conditions are expected to prevail throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
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2021 Oct 11      85          25          6
2021 Oct 12      85          20          5
2021 Oct 13      85           8          3
2021 Oct 14      85           5          2
2021 Oct 15      85           5          2
2021 Oct 16      85           5          2
2021 Oct 17      85           5          2
2021 Oct 18      85          10          3
2021 Oct 19      88          12          4
2021 Oct 20      90          10          3
2021 Oct 21      88           8          3
2021 Oct 22      88           5          2
2021 Oct 23      85           5          2
2021 Oct 24      85           5          2
2021 Oct 25      90          10          3
2021 Oct 26     100           5          2
2021 Oct 27      95           5          2
2021 Oct 28      90           5          2
2021 Oct 29      88           5          2
2021 Oct 30      88           5          2
2021 Oct 31      85           5          2
2021 Nov 01      85           5          2
2021 Nov 02      85           8          3
2021 Nov 03      85           5          2
2021 Nov 04      85           5          2
2021 Nov 05      85           5          2
2021 Nov 06      85          10          3
(NOAA)

Thursday, October 07, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, October 10-16 and October 17-23

 




From the Isle of Music, October 10-16 & October 17-23: 
Dayramir González, an award-winning jazz artist, and composer joins us for two weeks with conversations in English. In the first week, we talk about his career and listen to selections from his first two jazz albums. In the second week, we present his new album Tributo a Juan Formell & Los Van Van 

The broadcast takes 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, October 10-16 & October 17-23: 


In episode 238, we listen to progressive rock from the Netherlands with a side of Dutch barrel organ music. 
In Episode 239, we listen to some wonderful music from Togo. 

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/Our Patreon page is  https://www.patreon.com/tilford 
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
Chicago IL 60659-4486
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
phone: 773.267.6548

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, October. 8-10

 

Hello friends

If you enjoy decoding images, we will transmit twelve MFSK64 images this weekend.

And with shortwave conditions improving, many of these images may look good after you receive them.

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 224, Friday 1300 UTC) 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 225, 7-10 October 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:40  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:45  India is especially vulnerable to life-threatening heat
 6:24  MFSK64: Flash-heating efficiently recycles e-waste*
10:52  This week's images*
28:31  MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 15750 DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz 7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida

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

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 
 

Encore-Radio Tumbril 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
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 - 03:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
22:00 – 23:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
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 programmes, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.
 
This week's Programme - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - starts with some piano music by Gounod, the Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Suite, and an Elegiac Melody from Edvard Grieg.
Next, two 'speechsongs' from Arnold Schönberg, part of an oboe quintet by Arnold Bax, and two lullabies composed by British American 20th century viola player Rebecca Clarke.
The programme ends with two songs from Mozart's The Magic Flute and a movement from the Clarinet Octet in F Major by Franz 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
GMØTLY

WBCQ begins new program, Cruisin Radio

 



Cruisin Radio’s Arthur Burton and WBCQ’s Allan Weiner are both people with a long reputation of being pirates at some time in their past, albeit on different sides of the pond, and in Arthur’s case even present, so when two pirates join together does that make Maine’s WCBQ Short Wave now a sort of super pirate?

Starting on 1 October, Cruisin Radio will be doing weekly hour broadcasts every Friday initially, for two months at 2300 UTC on 6160 kHz, that will be 7pm EDT and 12 Midnight in the UK during October, but that changes when those times go back an hour when the clocks change at the end of October.

Cruisin Radio is an Internet station of some years standing, started and run by Arthur Burton, a pirate of many decades experience, going back to the 1970s when he started on Radio Jackie and later Sun Radio London. He was on Nova Italy, RFL, and appeared on the shipborne Radio Caroline in the '80s. Cruisin Radio thrives on quality in both music and presentation and is on the net 24/7 as well as Short Wave at times. E-QSL’s will be available by going to the Cruisin Radio contact page:
http://www.cruisinradio.net/contact.htm 
(via Alan Roe/BDXC)
(BDXC/October  DX News-Short Wave by Dave Kenny)

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Scandinavian Weekend Radio returns in October

 



Finland, Scandinavian Weekend Radio

Following a September break, Finland's Scandinavian Weekend Radio will resume its monthly broadcast on the first weekend in October.

Scandinavian Weekend Radio (SWR) transmitter site is located in the city of Virrat in the Upper Tampere Region, in Liedenpohja village. SWR broadcast on the first Saturday of every month for 24 hours on shortwave, mediumwave, and FM, beginning at 00:01 local time, UTC +2h (Summer +3h)

SWR offers an alternative for radio operators who are interested in the opportunity to participate in private radio. The station is free of playlists, and it contributes to the radio hobby.

To contact the station, send your correspondence or reception report: info@swradio.net
Postal address: SWR, Hollitie 1025, FI-34930 Liedenpohja, Finland

09 October Weekend Schedule
All times UTC

0000-0100 5980, 11720, 1602
0100-0200 5980, 11720, 1602
0200-0300 5980, 11720, 1602
0300-0400 5980, 11720, 1602
0400-0500 5980, 11720, 1602
0500-0600 5980, 11720, 1602
0600-0700 5980, 11720, 1602
0700-0800 6170, 11690, 1602
0800-0900 6170, 11690, 1602
0900-1000 6170, 11690, 1602
1000-1100 6170, 11690, 1602
1100-1200 6170, 11690, 1602
1200-1300 6170, 11690, 1602
1300-1400 6170, 11690, 1602
1400-1500 6170, 11690, 1602
1500-1600 6170, 11690, 1602
1600-1700 6170, 11690, 1602
1700-1800 5980, 11720, 1602
1800-1900 5980, 11720, 1602
1900-2000 5980, 11720, 1602
2000-2100 5980, 11720, 1602
2100-2200 5980, 11720, 1602
2300-0000 5980, 11720, 1602
(Live stream 10-2400 hours/0700-2100 UTC via https://radioverkko.https://radioverkko.fi/  
Station website http://www.swradio.net/

Monday, October 04, 2021

Amsterdam Radio Days with Jonathan Marks and Andy Sennitt

 Video of Jonathan Marks and Andy Sennitt at the Amsterdam Radio Day 2011 on the story of Media Network uploaded to YouTube yesterday.



The channel, Ben's Radio Visuals, was launched on September 30.

"Since 1999 I have been filming predominantly radio DJ's, but also radio stations, quite frequently. Personally, I love to watch a DJ at work. 

Also, I visited the Dutch Zeezender/Radiodays and filmed all the interviews. With all that I have built up quite a large video archive throughout the years. On this channel, I will be sharing the material that I have in my archive... Kind regards, 
Ben Meijering (aka LosGoud)"

Many other offshore radio-related videos are now there.
(Mike Burraclough, UK/BDXC)

All India Radio's special transmission for Mahalaya 2021

 

Date: 6th October 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 0350 - 0545 IST, 2220 UTC (5 Oct 2021) to 0015 UTC* (6 Oct 2021)
* some stations have a late sign in and may continue past 0100 UTC

All India Radio, Delhi will broadcast the special dawn program "Mahishasur Mardini" on the occasion of Mahalaya in the following languages  :

Hindi/Sanskrit, on its Indraprastha and FM Gold channels. This will be relayed by all FM Gold channels and selected shortwave and mediumwave stations.
Bengali/Sanskrit at the same time on AIR Delhi Rajdhani and FM Rainbow channels and selected shortwave and mediumwave stations.

All India Radio, Kolkata will also originate the special Mahalaya program in Bengali/Sanskrit at the same time which will be relayed by selected shortwave and mediumwave stations.
This program may also be relayed over concerned DRM channels, YouTube channel AIR Live News 24X7, and DTH.

Mahishasuramardini, is a special two-hour transmission consisting of Sanskrit & Bengali recitations and music orated by Late Shri.Birendra Krishna Bhadra. All India Radio has been broadcasting this program since early 1930s. The sheer nostalgia is what makes the dawn of Mahalaya special as one of the most looked forward to radio broadcasts. Countdown to the Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya.

Frequencies observed during past years :

Shortwave 
 4835 - Gangtok (active ?) 

Mediumwave 
531 - Jodhpur
549 - Ranchi
603 - Ajmer
621 - Patna A
648 - Indore A
657 - Kolkata A
666 - New Delhi B
675 - Chattarpur
684 - Port Blair
711 - Siliguri
729 - Guwahati A
747 - Lucknow A
756 - Jagdalpur
774 - Shimla
792 - Pune (Also try 783 DRM)
801 - Jabalpur
810 - Rajkot A
819 - New Delhi A
828 - Silchar
846 - Ahmedabad A
891 - Rampur
909 - Gorakhpur
918 - Suratgarh
954 - Nazibabad
981 - Raipur
990 - Jammu
1008 - Kolkata B (Pure DRM)
1026 - Allahabad A
1044 - Mumbai A (Pure DRM)
1125 - Tezpur
1179 - Rewa
1242 - Varanasi
1260 - Ambikapur
1296 - Darbhanga
1314 - Bhuj
1386 - Gwalior
1395 - Bikaner
1404 - Gangtok
1458 - Bhagalpur
1530 - Agra
1593 - Bhopal A

Please email your observations and receptions reports to: spectrum-manager@prasarbharati.gov.in

Postal address:
Director (Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi 110001, India

Related:
Eight Decades Later, the Original Mahalaya Still Unites  
https://thewire.in/society/eight-decades-later-the-original-mahalaya-still-unites-bengalis-in-communion

Come Mahalaya, Birendra Krishna Bhadra's recitation still the default choice for All India Radio
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-come-mahalaya-birendra-krishna-bhadra-s-recitation-still-default-choice-for-all-india-radio-2020933
(Alokesh Gupta/dxIndia)


Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 27 September - 03 October 2021

Solar activity was at very low to low levels. Low levels were reached on 28 Sep - 01 Oct and 02-03 Oct. Region 2877 (S18, L=327, Class/Area Dao/200 on 30 Sep) produced the strongest flare of the period, a C2/Sn at 29/2156 UTC. Other activity included a C1 flare at 28/0634 UTC. Associated with the flare was a Type II radio sweep (534 km/s) and an partial-halo CME signature first seen in SOHO/LASCO imagery around 28/0634 UTC. Analysis and modeling of the event suggested onset at Earth late on 30 Sep - 01 Oct. The region produced two more low-level, impulsive, C-class flares before rotating around the SW limb on 03 Oct. Associated with the final C-flare was a Tenflare of 100 sfu at 03/0523 UTC. The remaining numbered active regions on the visible disk were relatively quiet
and stable. 

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 ranged from quiet to active conditions. Active conditions were observed 30 Sep and 01-02 Oct in response to the arrival of a CME that left the Sun on 28 Sep. Total field peaked at 14 nT around 30/1820 UTC. The onset of the magnetic cloud was observed after 01/1305 UTC and the Bz component was predominantly positive over the next 18 hours. Solar wind speeds began increasing from ~380 km/s midway through 30 Sep and peaked at ~560 km/s at 01/0120 UTC before gradually decreasing towards nominal levels over the next two days. Unsettled conditions were observed on 27-28 Sep due to influence from a positive polarity CH HSS. The remainder of the summary period was at quiet levels. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 04 October - 30 October 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels with a chance for C-class flares over 04-10 Oct. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach moderate to high levels. High levels are likely on 20-21 Oct in response to recurrent coronal hole influence. The remainder of the outlook period is likely to be at normal to moderate levels. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range from quiet to active levels. Active levels are likely 19 Oct and unsettled levels are likely on 05-06 Oct, 08-09 Oct, 18 Oct, 20-21 Oct, and 25 Oct. All increases in geomagnetic activity are in response to anticipated influence from multiple, recurrent, CH HSSs. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be quiet. 

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#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Oct 04      88           5          2
2021 Oct 05      88           8          3
2021 Oct 06      88           8          3
2021 Oct 07      88           5          2
2021 Oct 08      88           8          3
2021 Oct 09      88           8          3
2021 Oct 10      85           5          2
2021 Oct 11      80           5          2
2021 Oct 12      75           5          2
2021 Oct 13      75           5          2
2021 Oct 14      75           5          2
2021 Oct 15      75           5          2
2021 Oct 16      75           5          2
2021 Oct 17      80           5          2
2021 Oct 18      85          10          3
2021 Oct 19      88          12          4
2021 Oct 20      90          10          3
2021 Oct 21      88           8          3
2021 Oct 22      88           5          2
2021 Oct 23      85           5          2
2021 Oct 24      85           5          2
2021 Oct 25      90          10          3
2021 Oct 26     100           5          2
2021 Oct 27      95           5          2
2021 Oct 28      90           5          2
2021 Oct 29      88           5          2
2021 Oct 30      88           5          2
(NOAA)

Friday, October 01, 2021

Shortwave Radiogram, Saturday and Sunday schedules


Hello friends,

The Vienna Wireless Society, the amateur radio club in Vienna, Virginia, near Washington DC, kindly invited me to speak to their meeting on September 24 about Shortwave Radiogram, including its history, goals, and great audience. A video of that presentation is available at youtu.be/wlThN6kS4k0.

It's hard to believe that it is (almost) October already. The images of the week will be featuring more of the oranges, yellows, and reds of autumn. One of the images that I had to cut for lack of time is a pumpkin patch in Potomac, Maryland. There will, however, be plenty of pumpkin photos available for the shows later in October.

These pumpkins were left on the cutting room floor ...

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 223, Saturday 1330 UTC) is provided by Scott in Ontario. Also, from that same transmission, an excerpt of reception by Mark in the UK countryside.  And an excerpt of decoding the Sunday 2330 UTC show by OfficialSWLchannel.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 224, 30 September-3 October 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:43  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:46  Future astronauts might pull H2O and O2 from lunar soil
 6:09  MFSK64: Starlink satellites can be used like GPS
10:07  This week's images
27:33  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 Gateway Wiki https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Shortwave_Radiogram_Gateway 

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

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 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/ThisIsAMusicShow/  @ThisIsAMusicSho  https://thisisamusicshow.com

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 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  


From the isle of Music and Uncle Bill's melting Pot schedules, October 3-10

 

From the Isle of Music, October 3-10: 
This week present a special tribute to the recently-departed Adalberto Álvarez with recordings from various phases of his career. 

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 10kW, 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, October 3-10: 
In episode 237, we explore the music of Brunei. 


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

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Radio Six International scheduled for Sunday broadcast on October 3rd

 

Radio Six International first appeared on shortwave in 2003 and for a number of years provided daily broadcasts, reverting to monthly in 2007 before ending regular transmissions in 2008. But after a few special one-off broadcasts, we resumed regular shortwave programming in the summer of 2020 and currently broadcast on the first Sunday of every month from 12:00 - 13:00 GMT on 3,955kHz from Rohrbach, Germany with a power of 10kW, aimed at listeners in Europe.. Website: http://www.radiosix.com/schedule.html 

DRM Is a Real Presence on Shortwave


And don't overlook the huge audiences that still are served by shortwave

BY RUXANDRA OBREJA

PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

The author is chairman of the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium.

It was very interesting to read the article researched and penned by James Careless “Shortwave Radios Keep Up With Tech” in Radio World.

It was also high time to address the issue of SW transmissions, just when the death of radio and of shortwave, and even medium-wave, is being ventilated again, while the progress of streaming and podcasting is hugely hyped, again trumping global realities.

Additional story: https://tinyurl.com/42zpv7c5 


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Encore-Radio Tumbril classical music program schedules

 


From Brice Avery, of Encore, Radio Tumbril

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
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 - 03:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
22:00 – 23:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
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 http://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 the piano piece Drammatico by Scriabin, Missa Pro Fidelibus Defunctis by Antoine de Févin, and part of Schumann's String Quartet No.2.

After that, the Andante from the Oboe Concerto in D by Strauss, some Prokofiev, and part of Act lll of Louise by Gustave Charpentier.

The program ends with part of Weber's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra.

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

Monday, September 27, 2021

 


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 20 - 26 September 2021

Solar activity was at very low to moderate levels. Region 2871 (S27, L=357, class/area=Dao/310 on 21 Sep) produced the largest flare of the period, an M2/1n flare at 23/0444 UTC. Associated with the flare was a Type II radio sweep (966 km/s) followed by a Type IV radio sweep. A subsequent CME signature was observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 coronagraph imagery. Analysis and modeling of the event suggested most of the ejecta was away from the Sun-Earth line but a glancing blow from the periphery of the CME may be possible on 27 Sep. An additional M1/1n flare was produced by the same region at 23/1528 UTC. A subsequent CME signature associated with the event was also analyzed with a similar potential for the periphery of the ejecta to influence Earth around 27 Sep. 

Other activity included a Type II radio sweep (739 km/s) associated with an eruption around Region 2875 (S32, L=053, class/area Bxo/010 on 24 Sep). The associated CME signature was narrow and directed away from the Sun-Earth line. Most numbered active regions were in decay and they transited through the W hemisphere with most decaying to plage by the end of the period. The remaining numbered regions in the E hemisphere were relatively simple and quiet. 

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 reporting period. 

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels. Active levels were observed on 22 Sep in response to a SSBC followed by influence from positive polarity CH HSS. Unsettled conditions were observed on 21 Sep, and 23-25 Sep due to coronal hole activity. The remainder of the reporting period was quiet. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 27 September - 23 October 2021

Solar activity is expected to range from very low to low levels. Low levels are likely on 27-29 Sep and very low levels are likely for the remainder of 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 moderate to high levels. High levels are likely on 29 Sep - 02 Oct, 05-08 Oct, and 20-21 Oct due primarily to influence from multiple, recurrent CH HSSs. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to range from quiet to G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm conditions. G1-G2 (Minor-Moderate) conditions are likely on 27 Sep in response to combined effects of an anticipated positive polarity CH HSS and possible glancing blow from a CME that left the Sun on 23 Sep. Active conditions associated with coronal hole activity are likely on 28-29 Sep, 05 Oct, 10 Oct and 19 Oct. Unsettled conditions are likely on 04 Oct, 18 Oct and 20-21 Oct. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at quiet levels. 

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2021 Sep 27      86          28          6
2021 Sep 28      86          15          4
2021 Sep 29      84          12          4
2021 Sep 30      80           5          2
2021 Oct 01      80           5          2
2021 Oct 02      80           5          2
2021 Oct 03      78           5          2
2021 Oct 04      78           8          3
2021 Oct 05      76          12          4
2021 Oct 06      74           5          2
2021 Oct 07      74           5          2
2021 Oct 08      74           5          2
2021 Oct 09      74           5          2
2021 Oct 10      78          12          4
2021 Oct 11      78           5          2
2021 Oct 12      78           5          2
2021 Oct 13      80           5          2
2021 Oct 14      84           5          2
2021 Oct 15      84           5          2
2021 Oct 16      86           5          2
2021 Oct 17      86           5          2
2021 Oct 18      88          10          3
2021 Oct 19      88          12          4
2021 Oct 20      88          10          3
2021 Oct 21      88           8          3
2021 Oct 22      88           5          2
2021 Oct 23      86           5          2
(NOAA)

Germany's SE-TA 2, October program information

 


Germany, SE-TA 2 

6115 1000-1200 27,28   HST    1 kW  0  0  ant#700  17=Sat/Sun
311021-270322  Deu      D   ST2 FNA  request #1704   TENTATIVELY.

Germany - According to direct information from Christoph Gerber, the next high power transmissions of Radio SE-TA 2 are planned for early October 2021:

2 October 2021, 1000-1100 h: 6095 kHz (Nauen 100 kW) "Let's Go Rock'n Roll" #6.

9 October 2021, 1000-1100 h: 6095 kHz (Nauen 100 kW) "Radio SE-TA 2 - Memory - Time - Die Raritaetenshow".

26 December 2021, 0900-1100 h: to be confirmed (Nauen 100 kW) "Der Musikalische Fruehschoppen".

Apart from leasing air time from Media Broadcast Nauen, Christoph Gerber is developing two new locations for his SE-TA 2 low power transmissions:

Waldheim (Saxony) for DRM transmissions on 6115 kHz and Gera  (Thuringia) for AM  transmissions on 6115 kHz using the former Hartenstein transmitter.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX ToNnews Sept 12)  

RNZ Pacific schedule update

 


New Zealand, RNZ Pacific

Effective: 25 September 2021

All times UTC
AM mode Saturday
1859-1958 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English, ex till 2058
1959-2058 on 13840 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English, ex 11725 kHz

AM mode Daily
2059-2158 on 13840 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English, ex till 0458
2159-0258 NF 15720 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg to All Pacific English, ex 13840 kHz
(DXB)

Saturday, September 25, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, September 26-October 2

 


From the Isle of Music, September 26-October 2
This week we reprise our episode featuring Manolito Simonet, producer/participant in the album Al son del caballero by the Alianza Musical de Cuba. This tribute to Adalberto Álvarez won a Grand Prize, the Producer's Prize, and one of the Popular Dance Music prizes in Cubadisco this year. Aldalberto passed away recently, and the following week will be a special tribute to his life and music. 

The transmissions 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, September 26-October 2
In episode 236, we present a musical tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Festival Rock y Ruedas de Avándaro, Mexico's answer to Woodstock. 

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

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
Website: www.tilfordproductions.com

Special broadcast schedule, México le canta a las Américas

 


Special Broadcast:  

México le canta a las Américas (Mexico Sings To the Americas)

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 28th, 0300-0400 UTC** 
**Monday, September 27 2200-2300 Mexico City Time / CDT 
WRMI 5800 kHz 

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the end of the Mexican War of Independence, a special hour of Mexican music hosted by Luis Alejandro Vallebueno with guests Gabriela Ortíz and "Uncle Bill" Tilford will air on WRMI with support from Grupo DX México.   

It will be in Spanish and directed towards Central and South America, but the back end of the transmission should be listenable in most of North America and parts of Western Europe and Africa.  The music will be a combination of world-famous artists and others probably not known outside of Mexico.  

There will also be some items regarding history, customs, and shortwave in Mexico including  special appearances by a veteran of  Radio México Internacional (aka XERMX in its days on shortwave)  and a long-time member of Grupo DX México 
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
Chicago IL 60659-4486

Friday, September 24, 2021

Follow German election from Deutsche Welle

 


Germany votes on the 26th of September! 

Every four years a new federal government is elected in Germany and now the time has come again. In order to be well prepared for the upcoming elections, we would like to introduce you to our programs that will keep you informed about it. 
If you always have been interested in Germany and its politics – DW offers something for you in our special website! With a little luck, you also could win a great prize! 
Even though it is not clear which political party will emerge as the winner of the election, one thing is for sure: There will be a new chancellor. After 16 years Angela Merkel will resign and not run for office again. On this occasion you will be able to follow the live premiere of our documentation "Angela Merkel – Navigating a World in Crisis" on the 17th of September on our YouTube Channel DW Documentary. From September 19th, the film can also be seen on DW English. 
You also can check out the documentation "Impatient, Dissatisfied, Divided? - Germans at the End of Merkel's Grand Coalition." on DW Docfilm. 
Or listen to our podcast "Merkels last dance", where each episode is dealing with one of the problems Angela Merkel faced during her periods of governance. 
There will be rolling news coverage about the German election from 3:00pm UTC to 9:00pm UTC on DW English. Including a live broadcasting event called "Elefanten-Runde" in the evening of the election on DW Deutsch+ and DW English from 6:15pm to 7:15pm UTC where politicians from different parties will answer questions from journalists. Additionally, on the 27th of September DW will broadcast news in the morning containing a debate “To the point” at 8:30am UTC about the election. 
And if you have had enough of debating politicians, check out our series "Flipping The Script". Here it is not the politicians but the voters who are showing up on stage to debate the most important questions. 
Here you can find more information about the DW program on TV and live stream. 
Win a special prize! 
And we have also come up with something special for you: Answer the following question and with little luck win a Germany-DW-Package! Follow here to enter our quiz! Best of luck! 
Kind regards 
Your DW Service Team 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 13 - 19 September 2021

Solar activity reached low levels. Region 2871 (S28, L=359, class/area=Dao/60 on 19 Sep) produced four C-class flares throughout the week, the largest of which was a C3 flare observed at 17/0420 UTC, and was the primary source of solar activity. A filament eruption which lifted off at around 13/0100-0200 UTC and centered near N35W15, produced an Earth-directed CME that arrived at Earth early on 17 Sep. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

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

Geomagnetic field activity reached active and G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels on 17 Sep, and active conditions early on 18 Sep, due to the arrival of the 13 Sep CME. Quiet to unsettled conditions were observed on 13 Sep, and quiet conditions were observed throughout the remainder of the period. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 20 September - 16 October 2021

Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for C-class flare activity 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 29 Sep-03 Oct and 05-08 Oct. Normal to moderate levels are expected to persist throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is likely to reach G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels on 28 Sep, with active conditions likely on 25, 29 Sep, and 05, 10 Oct, due to the anticipated influence of multiple, recurrent CH HSSs. Quiet to unsettled and mostly quiet conditions are expected to prevail throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2021 Sep 20 0042 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
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2021-09-20
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2021 Sep 20      75           5          2
2021 Sep 21      75           8          3
2021 Sep 22      75           8          3
2021 Sep 23      77          10          3
2021 Sep 24      80           8          3
2021 Sep 25      80          12          4
2021 Sep 26      82          10          3
2021 Sep 27      82          10          3
2021 Sep 28      82          15          5
2021 Sep 29      84          12          4
2021 Sep 30      84          10          3
2021 Oct 01      84           5          2
2021 Oct 02      84           5          2
2021 Oct 03      84           5          2
2021 Oct 04      84           8          3
2021 Oct 05      84          12         4
2021 Oct 06      82           5          2
2021 Oct 07      80           5          2
2021 Oct 08      80           5          2
2021 Oct 09      78           5          2
2021 Oct 10      78          12         4
2021 Oct 11      78           5          2
2021 Oct 12      75           5          2
2021 Oct 13      75           5          2
2021 Oct 14      75           5          2
2021 Oct 15      75           5          2
2021 Oct 16      75           5          2
(NOAA)

Friday, September 17, 2021

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

 


From the Isle of Music, September 19-25: 
This week we reprise our episode featuring Gaston Joya and Fusión de Almas, one of the Grand Prize winners of Cubadisco this year. 

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, September 19-25: 
In episode 235, we present music from Afghanistan and Afghans in the diaspora. Female musicians and singers will be emphasized in the first half of the program. 

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

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

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

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedulee

 

Hello friends

As I type this, our part of northern Virginia is under a flash flood warning. And thunder is rumbling. I should finish this email quickly because it does not take much around here to bring about a power failure.

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 221, Friday 1300 UTC) is provided by Scott in Ontario. Also, from the same transmission, a demonstration of acoustic coupling to TIVAR by sunplio aka @HFSolar1. 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 222, 16-19 September 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:40  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:43  Add sugar to increase lithium-sulfur battery life
 8:16  MFSK64: A universal system for decoding any type of data
13:14  This week's images (8)
28:28  MFSK32: Closing announcements  

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net

And visit http://swradiogram.net

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

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

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