sexta-feira, 26 de agosto de 2016


The latest edition (26 August) of the WORLDWIDE DX CLUB "Top News",
compiled by Wolfgang Bueschel, has been posted:
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Michael Bethge

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ARLD035 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
HL4CCM, K9HZ, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX,
DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and
WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

RWANDA, 9X.  Jim, KB1ZSQ is QRV as 9X0JW from Kigali until December
20, 2017.  Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using SSB
and various digital modes.  QSL via operator's instructions.
BHUTAN, A5.  Operators Tatsuo, JA3ARJ, Kumio, JH3LSS, Ryo, JH7EQW
and Junichi, JH3AEF are QRV as A52ARJ, A52LSS, A52EQW and A52AEF,
respectively, from Dochula Resort until August 27.  Activity is on
80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some digital modes.  QSL
to home calls.
PHILIPPINES, DU.  Carl, OE9MON is QRV as DU6/OE9MON from Panay
Island, IOTA OC-129, until September 2.  QSL via LZ1JZ.
FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO.  Uli, DL2AH is QRV as TX2AH from Mangareva,
Gambier Islands, IOTA OC-063, until August 28.  Activity is on 40 to
10 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Members of the Gwangju DX Club are QRV as
D73G from Kogum Island, IOTA AS-060, until August 28.  Activity is
on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via
ST. LUCIA, J6.  William, K9HZ is QRV as J68HZ from Labrelotte Bay,
Castries, IOTA NA-108, until September 11.  Activity is on 160 to 6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.
MONGOLIA, JT.  David, OK1DBS and Josef, OK1XC will be QRV as JT1DBS
and JT1XC, respectively, from August 30 to September 24.  The first
week they will be active from Ulaanbaatar, and for the remainder of
the time they will be QRV as JT1DBS/3 and JT1XC/3, respectively,
from Batshireet.  QSL all calls to home calls.
BULGARIA, LZ.  Special event station LZ18ARDF is QRV until September
30 during the context of the 18th World ARDF Championships in
Albena, being held September 3 to 9.  Activity is on the HF bands
using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via bureau.
ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0.  A group of operators are QRV as R23RRC from
Ptichiy Island, IOTA AS-091, until August 29.  QSL via operators'
AUSTRALIA, VK.  A group of operators are QRV using special event
call sign VI6BLT50 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle
of Long Tan.  Other BLT50 stations may be active as well.  QSL via
operators' instructions.
until September 3.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY.  QSL via JF2MBF.
BERMUDA, VP9.  Jeff, VA3QSL will be QRV as VA3QSL/VP9 from August 31
to September 8.  Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 6 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home call
MACAO, XX9.  Andrea, IK7YTT will be QRV as XX9TYT from Coloane
Island, IOTA AS-075, from August 29 to September 5.  Activity will
be on 80 to 10 meters.  This includes an entry in the upcoming All
Asian SSB DX contest.  QSL via IW7EGQ.
VANUATU, YJ.  Tom, KC0W is QRV as YJ0COW until September 21.
Activity is on the various HF bands using only CW.  QSL direct to
home call.
AVES ISLAND, YV0.  A large group of operators will soon be QRV as
YX0V from Aves Island, IOTA NA-020, and be active for 7 to 10 days.
Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters using all modes.  QSL
via operators' instructions.
ALBANIA, ZA. Costa, IZ7GXB is QRV as ZA/IZ7GXB from Durres until
August 30.  Activity is focused mostly on 6 meters using SSB.  QSL
direct to home call.
Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Hawaii QSO Party, ALARA Contest, Keyman's
Club of Japan CW Contest, SCC RTTY Championship, W/VE Islands QSO
Party, YO DX HF Contest, Kansas QSO Party, Ohio QSO Party, CVA SSB
DX Contest and the SARL HF CW Contest will certainly keep contesters
busy this upcoming weekend.
The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for August
The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to
mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Please see August QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
sites for details.
ARLD035 DX news
DX Bulletin 35  ARLD035
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  August 25, 2016
To all radio amateurs 
ARRL Web site -

quinta-feira, 25 de agosto de 2016

IARU-R2-News 479 - Radioaficionados activos en el terremoto en Italia.

A raíz del terremoto magnitud 6.2 que sacudió el centro de Italia el 24 de agosto, los radioaficionados italianos están activos atendiendo a esta emergencia.
Por favor mantenga 7060kHz libre junto con otras frecuencias CoA (centros de actividad) de emergencia en las bandas de 80 y 40m para las comunicaciones de emergencia dentro de Italia.

No se requiere ninguna ayuda exterior en este momento. Los grupos de radioaficionados italianos están siguiendo su respuesta planificada con su gobierno.

Cualquier solicitud de información sobre las personas desaparecidas se deben hacer a través de la Cruz Roja u otras organizaciones de ayuda reconocidas.

Greg, G0DUB
Coordinador de Comunicaciones de Emergencia de IARU Región 1

Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2

Following the magnitude 6.2 earthquake which struck central Italy on 24 August, Italian radio amateurs are active in the emergency response.
Please keep 7060kHz clear along with other Emergency CoA frequencies in the 80 and 40m bands for emergency communications within Italy.
No external assistance is required at this time. The Italian radio amateur groups are following their planned response with their government.
Any requests for information on missing persons should be made via the Red Cross or other recognised relief organisations.
Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator

Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2



Glenn Hauser logs August 23-24, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, Aug 24 at 0132, no signal from R. Tirana here (nor on 7475, but testing that is on the European service earlier instead). A few minutes later I do detect a JBA carrier on 9855-, so it must be on. K index at 0000 was 5 after G1 storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15700, Aug 23 at 1402, CRI relay in English starts off at S9 level but just barely modulated, ho hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Aug 24 at 1815 check, APR via MWV is on today, good signal but deep fading, story of a snit between Jesus and John who got rebuked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MALAYSIA. 6050, Aug 24 at 1250, poor signal, low modulation? At 1305 it`s S5. Presumably Asyik FM, reactivated Aug 22 as reported by Ron Howard, he suggests leading up to Aug 31 independence day. Wolfgang BÃschel measured this one 11 Hz high while Tibet was on 6050.000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 870, Aug 23 at 1203, XETAR in sign-on procedure with slogan ``Cuatro pueblos unidos en una sola voz, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara`` and immediately into one of those languages. Slightly after sunrise here now, we`ll be able to hear more and more of it in weeks to come (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7254.924, Aug 24 at 0554, VON is already on with a song at S9+30, enough to overcome the S9 computer noise I haven`t turned off yet. 0556 goes to dead air, presumably about to start its cacophonous tuning signal prior to Hausa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9770 // 9870, Aug 24 at 0134, VOT Spanish is back on correct frequencies this time, instead of 9830 replacing 9770; but very poor. K index at 0000 was 5 after G1 storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 7245-LSB, Wed Aug 24 at 1256, I find an LSB ham net QRMing RNZI which started using this AM frequency at the beginning of this month. NCS making ``last call`` for check-ins, apparently started at 1200. RNZI conveniently goes off at 1258 after QSY announcement to 6170. Most of the signals are weak here from the 9th and 4th call areas, but K9YX has a good signal [Lorenzen, Thomas D, K9YX, Gurnee, IL 60031]; others copied or called include KM4TX and WI4R. Mostly giving local weather conditions, but also praising military service, something-club net, and one mentions ``Tin Can Sailors``. That leads me to search out the net, and the organisation behind it, veterans of destroyer ships starting with WWII (and ever since?)
In April 1992, a member of Tin Can Sailors wrote an article in the TCS newspaper suggesting that it might be an idea to organize amateur radio operators who were Tin Can Sailors. Bill Plage (W4DQT) in Atlanta, GA responded to the call and contacted some known TCS hams and organized a net. The first session was held August 9, 1992 on its current operating frequency of 14.255 MHz. at 2100Z with Bill as its first Net Control Station (NCS).
The net has gained popularity over the years with a current roster of over 400 TCS hams, although the net is not made up of only USN types. We have as members a former USAF pilot who was shot down over Korea and was pulled from the drink by a destroyer (USS STORMES). "It was the most welcome sight I had ever seen coming towards me and I spent 5 of the most wonderful days of my life on that destroyer. The clean dry sheets were great and the chow was even better," he commented. We also have a former Marine, former Army missile control officer, as well as active duty destroyermen and retired Tin Can Sailors.
Net Schedule
The primary net meets every Sunday at 2000Z on 14.255 MHz.
There are also three Wednesday morning nets. On the East Coast it is on 7.2455 MHz immediately following the Navy Club Net at 0900 Eastern, and on the West Coast on 7.258 (+/- as conditions permit) at 0900 Pacific time. There is a CW net on 7.117 MHz at 1000 Eastern Time.
Any inquiries or requests to have a net number assigned can be addressed to me along with a SASE (Business size Number 10 and two units of postage). We would like a little bio info from the applicant such as destroyers served on and when. There are no dues of the radio net but donations are accepted for stamps, paper, etc., to provide the members with a net roster and ships served on list as well as periodic notifications of ships reunions of members on the net.
These requests can be made to Tom Ryan, N6NPG,
300 N. Peg St., Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3615
So it appears I was hearing the transition from the Navy Club Net to the Tin Can Sailors at 1300 UT. These were not on 7245.5-LSB, but exactly on 7245.0, probably encouraged to zero-beat the intrusive AM signal from NZ, which of course has every right to be there as long as the ITU and IARU cannot agree to segregate ham from broadcast bands worldwide (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: NOT confirmed Tue Aug 23 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, instead replaced like last week by WRMI`s radiobeeps test for HFCC. We uncovered advance notice of the special broadcast for last week, but not this week. Maybe *next* week we`ll be back on this only WOR/WRMI broadcast toward Europe. Confirmed Tue Aug 23 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.076-CUSB. Also confirmed Wed Aug 24 at 1315.5 (after gh WRMI ID and a few notes of intrusive music fill), on WRMI 9955, S9 with no jamming. Next:
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 12105, Aug 24 at 0135, WTWW-3 is S9+20 of dead air except for some hum. 9475, WTWW-1 with SFAW is S9+40, and so is 5085, WTWW-2 with QSO show repeat. Despite earlier G1 storm and K-index of 5, attenuating Eurosigs, these three are now much stronger than they were 24 hours ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 750, Aug 24 at 0558 UT, dominating signal is in Spanish looping E/W, rather than WSB in English. Ads with several 1-800 numbers mentioned, and other clues it`s American, not Mexican, clinched at 0559 UT by UnivisiÃn AmÃrica in ID whose call letters I can`t copy, but it is surely Ua affiliate KAMA El Paso TX. Then WSB starts to fade up. Both day and night patterns of 10/1 kW U4 KAMA are supposed to go ONLY due west, so must be out of whack again. See DXLD 15-49 for more about this and a possible STA for 250 watts and U5 = non-direxional at night; I had not logged since December, but several times earlier last year (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. UNIDENTIFIED. 17505-17510-17515, Aug 23 at 1959, DRM noise at S9+20 but off at 2000*. No doubt same source as heard a few minutes earlier on Aug 13, but what? On a hunch, I e-mail Jeff White with a cc to Fibber:
Jeff, No doubt you are very busy with HFCC, but would appreciate a quick reply to this if you know the answer. Have been hearing DRM on 17510, today until off at 2000 UT. Also heard August 13 at 1933. Pretty strong. Not in HFCC or any other reference I can find, including DRM`s own schedule {very outdated}. Is this by chance some unpublicized test for HFCC, and if so from where, full schedule details, please? Tnx, (Glenn to Jeff White, 2025 UT Aug 23, via DXLD)
Glenn: It's a special test from Vatican Radio for the HFCC Miami Conference. In fact it was publicized in some places, such as
We were just listening to it here at the hotel in Miami with excellent reception on the new Titus II DRM radio and the Newstar DR111 (Jeff White, 2035 UT Aug 23, via DXLD) Viz.:
``National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters
August 17 at 7:32am Â
I would like to inform you about a special broadcast on occasion of the next HFCC International Broadcasting Delivery coordination conference in Miami, 22-26 August 2016.
The broadcast is from Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican Radio transmitting site, at 19:30 â 20:00 UTC on 17510 kHz, 250 kW digital, AHR 4/4/.5 at 292Â, 16QAM-ModeB-Protection level 0.62 â Bit rate 14560 â SDR On. The broadcast is already on air even if officially it would start on 22 August till 25 August 2016; the content currently broadcast is in French and English but during the "official" period it would be an ad-hoc program with announcement and music.
Best regards. Sergio Salvatori, Vatican Radio`` (via DXLD)
I have been posting about it lately on DRMNA.
Regards, (Christopher for DRMNA ``Fibber,`` Rumbaugh, 2048 UT Aug 23, ibid.)
Repeating my Aug 13 report of this as unID:
UNIDENTIFIED. 17505-17510-17515-DRM, Aug 13 at 1933, DRM noise at S5.
Nothing in any of the schedules to explain this, and no hits ever on
17510 in the virtually dormant drmna yg or the DRM Software Forum. Nor
is anything even on the DRM Consortium`s own sked:
when configured to show all entries, and sorted by frequency: but many
of the entries (e.g. NZ) are obviously outdated. Nor is any other
broadcast mode scheduled on these frequencies at this hour.
Perhaps some secret test leading up to HFCC B-16 conference in Zika-
threatened Miami, Aug 22-26; details:
and partly restricted to members only:
This report despatched at 1839 UT August 24
Glenn Hauser

quarta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 21-22-23, 2016

** ALBANIA. 7475, Aug 23 at 0119, no signal from R. Tirana, where Shijak site was planning to test a night or two, to be sure it would work for the B-16 schedule: still on 9855-, with IS already on in humroar at S5 level. Maybe tomorrow, or whenever they get around to it: if 9855 be missing, try 7475. Also checked at 0230, in case they test at that hour, but neither on then. And during other N American broadcast, Albanian hour Aug 22 was still on 9855 at 2334 check. I`m afraid the same humroar will be heard on 7475; besides that, the single 100 kW Shijak transmitter is running no more than 50% power.
Or maybe the 7475 test won`t be during NAm broadcasts at all. Christian Milling of Shortwave Service in Germany says:
``7475 was on the air yesterday during the German programming at 19h30 UTC. The transmission had the same buzz-noise problem as before. As I already wrote to Mr. Mema, Eng. of the transmission centre in Shijak, I suspect the modulator to be the culprit.
"I've made some soundanalysis and came to the conclusion that the humming doensn't come from the AC power supply as it is not sinus-formed or from the Studio. It's more triangular or sawtooth-like. As far as I know you are using the Chinese BBEF transmitters at Shijak. They have a PDM-Modulator. The humming is typical when the modulator or the filter has a defect`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 17839.96, Aug 23 at 0153, RA is good, and off-frequency have noticed before but not bothered to measure. // 15240 is very poor, and // 15415 a JBA carrier, both much less than 15720 NZ as well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9530, Aug 23 at 0127, R. Progreso is S7 and quite readable here on 2 x 4765 with matching ``Reportero R-P`` programming; best heard yet on 9530, and no jamming either, but need LSB tuning to avoid RHC 9535: such frequency planning, Arnie! Also a good time to look for third harmonic of 4765, and there it is! On 14295 intruding into 20m hamband, at S2-S3 also with // audio. But not audible on 19060 = 4 x 4765. I bet some fraxion of signal is radiating there too, but not enough MUF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 9470, Aug 23 at 0122, CRI English is S5, stronger than attenuated 9475 WTWW; IDed by // 9570 Albania relay which is slightly ahead of 9470; but 9470 is considerably ahead of 9580 Cuba. 9470 is one of countless 500 kW, 308 degree transmissions from Kashgar for Europeans, who can`t get enough of CRI even at 2, 3 in the morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9343, Aug 23 at 0120, S5 motorboating pulses, seems same rate tho much weaker than on S9 9315, with no program modulation whatsoever.
12085, Aug 23 at 0149, R. Cairo is already on in Qur`an, S6, some hum but not bad; 9745 is also on with wobbling carrier at S2, no program modulation audible. After 0200 both are scheduled as Abis, 250 kW at 315 degrees, so I figured they were alternates from same transmitter; before 0200, 9745 is on 241 degrees, and I thought went off to 12085 at 0200. But obviously two transmitters are involved now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, KZLS heard in Argentina: See USA: WTNI log
** SPAIN. 15500, Sun Aug 21 at 2251, S9+10 open carrier/dead air - surely it`s REE on late past normal 2200*, yet failing to modulate. 17855 is also still on and modulating Olympic coverage, much stronger than // 17715 S9, and >> // 15390 S8. 2259 announcement about closing ceremony, 2301 sign-off saying we should stay tuned for the closing but on internet and TDT (DTV), not SW. Then playing IS on all four frequencies until 2305 open carriers; 2312, 17855 is still dead air along with 15500; 2326 check all are off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9770, Aug 22 at 0132 as I am tuning up the 9 MHz band, NO signal from VOT in Spanish, so I bet it`s on the wrong frequency again, 9830 which was last used in English before 2300. Yes! There it is, 9830, S7-S8 at 0132 in Spanish // S5 9870 undermodulated.
9836 at 0134 has a noise blob, and another one around 9824, so I suspect those are parasites from 9830, but which sounds OK on fundamental. However, at 0156 after 9830 is off, still a blob on 9836 but not 9824. Another suspect source is 9855- Albania which I think has put out such spurs audible in Europe, but normally too weak to carry them on to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sunday August 21 at 1720 tune-in, no signal from R. Munansi via WWRB. But no signal either from 15825 neighbor WWCR, so could it be bad propagation? Its other 3 frequencies, 13845, 12160, 9980 are at normal loud levels. But 1724 recheck, now WWRB is on 15240- in presumed Luganda at VG level, so a momentary break, or totally late coming on today past 1600 or 1700? That means 15825 WWCR must really be AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 6080, Aug 22 at 0609, VOA news in English, VP S5. HFCC shows SAO TOME at 04-07; we hear it much better at 03-04 via Botswana, but at least there`s no stray Cuban pulse jamming audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: confirmed Sunday August 21 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.021-CUSB. Also confirmed UT Monday August 22 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG. Also confirmed UT Monday Aug 22 at 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.861-AM at 0307 check, S9+10. Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 22 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9+20, over pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed Monday Aug 22 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.094-CUSB. Next:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 7570, UT Monday August 22 at 0100 on WRMI, no show from part 2 of PCJ Radio International`s `From the Archives of Radio Netherlands` as scheduled now per publicity 2-3 weeks ago. Not on 7780 either, the original frequency mixup; nothing but BS. The two-hour special was also missing from its first scheduled airing, Sunday Aug 21 at 0600 UT, to Europe on 7780 nor on 7570, per Alan Gale, UK, also occupied by non-preÃmpted Brother HyStairical. Later, Keith Perron says there was a technical problem and both are rescheduled for exactly one week later, Aug 28-29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Aug 23 at 0126, WTWW-3 is S3-S4 of dead air. 9475, Aug 23 at 0122, WTWW-1 with SFAW is VP only S4, as post-sunset propagation is really dropping out, but will stay on day frequency until 0200 QSY to 5830 (maybe). Or are they both running way underpowered? 9475 weaker than S5 9470 CRI; see EAST TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9605, Aug 23 at 0200, tnx to tip from Claudio Galaz, Chile, condiglista, who heard WHRI here in English until 0300 Aug 21, I keep listening after the KBS World Radio relay in Spanish, and sure enough, it keeps going on 9605, with Onward Christian Soldiers crusading/warmongering theme, and 0202 ID ``now broadcasting on 7315 kHz``, into USA net news. No, you`re not! If I were the staff announcer at WHR, would be PO`d that someone is making me sound like a fool, way out of touch with reality. O, that is the entire mission of WHR, so never mind. Nothing on 7315. 0208 recheck, a promo in Spanish for some gospel huxter promising milagros, then WHR English ID and praise music. WHR`s own schedule indeed shows Angel 1 on 9605 with KBS daily at 01-02, and on 7315 before and after, the 0200-0300 period being own Harvest Show. (But on (UT?) Sunday only, Angel 2 appears on 7315 at 01-02, instead of 5920 before and after). Anyhow, their automation/scheduling for Angel 1 must be screwed up unless this is a late change not yet entered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 570, Aug 22 at 0531 UT, WNAX news of South Dakota atop KLIF Dallas, unusual; daytime on ND day pattern, groundwave WNAX Yankton is always there under KLIF; night goes NNE with minor lobe SW. Rock music on the side probably from KWML New Mexico, its new ex-sports format. Also in the mix some RRs from Radio Reloj, CUBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 820, Aug 22 at 0603 UT after network news, WBAP with local news from Dave Alpert, as I`m still on 820 after trying to ID the Mexican. Would that be the DXer and former ABC newsman Dave Alpert, last known to be in Studio City, California? Or another one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1010, Aug 23 at 0206 UT, areacodeless phone 751-9360 by some gospel huxter, loops about NNW/SSE, or best with ESPN from Amarillo WSW nulled, with which it makes a fast SAH. Promo for `Turning Point` on KBBW AM 1010 and ##5.7 FM, with two times, one AM, one PM. NRC AM Log 2015 shows the FM is K289BU 105.7, ``Life Changing Radio``. Then talk radio with a lifestyle coach. KBBW is Waco TX, believe a new one here, which should not be that rare with 10/2.5 kW U4. But let`s look at the NRC Pattern Book: day has major lobe south, minor lobes north. Night has two tight little lobes to WNW and SSE, which makes the minor day lobe better for us. Official FCC sunset in August was 0115 UT (Sept: 0030 UT). Apparently BBW here does not mean what we and Google might think it means (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1640, Aug 23 at 0158 UT, with local KZLS nulled, I have no problem hearing ESPN promos, and fast SAH from WTNI Biloxi MS with a TOH ID preceded by one for some FM station --- I thought, but none are listed, not even a translator; rather, its simulcasted sibling is WXBD 1490, also in Biloxi, why? Address for both ``The Champ`` is really Gulfport. Anyhow, such reception thru my local reinforces my suspicion that WTNI is running 10 kW day power at night.
BTW, KZLS made it all the way to Patagonia, per this DX-pedition:
including a 4-second clip of the KZLS ID, with misunderstood calls:
Altho seldom reported down there beyond WTNI, it`s not too surprising as KZLS has a tight beam SSE toward OKC and beyond, even with only 1 kW at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, Aug 23 at 0149, VOV is still here via UK, not 6175, Vietnamese at S6, so also for English at 0100 & 0230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Aug 22 at 1156 UT, JBA carrier again, seems from Australia rather than Japan. No other splits audible at sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 820, Aug 22 from 0533 UT, Spanish music, mostly romantic vocal, with WBAP nulled as much as possible, making slow SAH like last time. Listened past 0600 UT and never caught any announcement, let alone an ID or slogan, but maybe some appeared in fades, from per John Wilkins, XEABCA in Mexicali, ``Canal 820 ABC Radio``. Not hearing much from it after 0600 UT, off then? There`s the music again at 1158 UT but losing to WBAP by 1200 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0539 UT August 23
Glenn Hauser

terça-feira, 23 de agosto de 2016

LABRE-RJ no programa Encontro DX - Rádio Aparecida

 LABRE-RJ no programa Encontro DX - Rádio Aparecida
A LABRE-RJ estará participando do programa Encontro DX da Rádio Aparecida - Aparecida - São Paulo. A participação da LABRE-RJ trará informações do mundo do radioamadorismo. Nossa primeira participação vai ao AR no próximo dia 03 de Setembro de 2016. Nesse programa, estaremos apresentando ao mundo da radioescuta, o radioamadorismo
No dia 17 de setembro já vamos gravar um programa para setembro e outro para outubro. A LABRE-RJ deseja que todas as LABRES Estaduais participem desse espaço que nos foi cidade pelos os produtores do Programa. Envie suas matérias para, colocando no campo Assunto: ENCONTRO DX. Nosso espaço é de 5 minutos.
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OPDX Bulletin 1279 August 22, 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1279 August 22, 2016
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1279
BID: $OPDX.1279
August 22, 2016
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2GD, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DTA/YV5DTA, K5GS, K8GI, K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9AEB, N0TG, DL1SBF, DL2SBY, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,,, DX-World.Net, EA8CNR, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/ IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3QSL, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th/August, through Sunday, 21st/August there were 223 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3B8, MAURITIUS (6m Op!). Bernie, ZS4TX, will be active as 3B8TX from the
northwest coast of Mauritius [LG89sx] between September 16-19th, as part
of a short visit to the island and a 6m EME DXpedition. The callsign
3B8TX was allocated by ICTA. Bernie states, "Mauritius is not rare in
Europe on 6m. My operation will favor NA/SA moonrise and ZL/VK mooonset.
Please send me an E-mail for any special time/sked that may not be covered
in the proposed time frames. I will also be running a beacon during the
daytime looking for possible Tropo openings towards Africa. Equipment:
IC-7100 and 6M8GJ. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct to his home callsign.

5H, TANZANIA. Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD, will once again be active as 5H3DX from
Zinga, Tanzania, between October 20th and November 12th. Activity will
be from the pediatric hospital at Zinga. Usual operations will be holiday
style. Power output will be the legal limit for Tanzania at 100w and the
primary antenna should be a Hexbeam configured for 20-6 meters, including
the WARC bands. Operations will be primarily CW. He states that he will
use a simple wire antenna and his KX3 with a KXPA100 amp. QSL via EA7FTR,
LoTW and eQSL.

7P, LESOTHO (Press Release, date August 18th) [edited]. Pista, HA5AO,
will operate as 7P8AO from Lesotho between October 15-29th. The primary
purpose of the trip is to deliver humanitarian aid and support to an
orphanage. At his own expense Pista is supplying clothing, shoes and
school supplies to the children. This will be his third visit to Lesotho
to work with the children. When not at the orphanage, Pista will be
operating mainly CW, on 80-6 meters. Log search and OQRS will be available
on .  Please QSL to HA5AO.

8P, BARBADOS. Bob, G3PJT, states, that he will be reactivating his old
Barbados callsign, 8P9IF, in 80th 2017 BERU (British Commonwealth) Contest
(March 11-12th) from a site on the east coast of the island.

A5, BHUTAN. Operators Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Kumio/JH3LSS, Ryo/JH7EQW and Junichi/
JH3AEF will be active as A52ARJ, A52LSS, A52EQW and A52AEF, respectively,
from Dochula Resort, Bhutan, between August 22-27th. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some Digital modes. QSL via A52ARJ
via JA3ARJ; A52LSS via JH3LSS; A52EQW via JH7EQW and  A52AEF via JH3AEF.

CARIBBEAN TRIP. Gab, HA3JB, will be active as T42CH from Habana - Wajay,
Cuba, (NA-015) between September 20-25th, and as HI3/HA3JB from Dominican
Republic (NA-122) sometime between September 25th and October 1st. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

CY9C ST. PAUL ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). CY9C operation is now active
as of late August 18th, and should be active until August 29th. Murray,
WA4DAN, has been providing updates and reported on Saturday morning:
  "Three tons of gear were successfully transported to the St. Paul team
on Friday. This was accomplished using two boats and seven helicopter runs
to the island. Another boat is scheduled to transport additional gear this
afternoon. At least two helicopter runs are scheduled later this morning.
  We hope to have both islands fully supplied by late afternoon/early
evening on Saturday. The Northeast Island team is essentially supplied
while the Atlantic Cove team still needs essential gear.
  We hope to have both sites fully operational by Saturday evening. Weather
is marginal today so we will have to wait to hear from the boat captain
and the helicopter crew.
  All team members are on St. Paul except for WA4DAN who is assisting with
the helicopter and boat logistics. The helicopter is stationed on the
Northeast Island for the duration of the DXpedition. The team expresses
it's gratitude to the tireless efforts of the helicopter and boat crews
in this massive effort. More updates will be issued as needed."
  OPDX has been posting the updates on the NODXA FaceBook page at:
  Dxpedition contacts logged will be posted LIVE on the website for those
who desire to check if they are in the log. Also QSL information has been
posted on the website.  

D44, CAPE VERDE. Ralf, DK8FA, will once again be active as D44TUJ from
Boa Vista Island (AF-086) between September 15-29th. Activity will be
mainly on 20 meters using the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau. No eQSL, No LoTW!

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (2017 Op!). Dom, M1KTA, will be active as E51KTA
from Rarotonga Island (OC-013), March 10-19th, 2017. Activity will be on
various HF bands including an entry in the British Commonwealth (BERU)
Contest (March 11-12th). Outside of the contest he will be on the WARC
bands. QSL via his home callsign. For more details and updates, watch:

HAMVENTION (More Details in a Video!). Tim Duffy, K3LR, from DX Engineer-
ing, recently visited (on August 11th) the new site/venue for the 2017
HamVention at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Xenia,
Ohio. In a YouTube video, Tim interviews Michael Kalter, W8CI - Treasurer
of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) as well as taking video
and pictures of fairgrounds. The purpose of the video is to show everyone
what this new site/venue has to offer and provide to hams for this special
event as well as all the hard work and planning that goes on to make it
happen. Take a look at the video and see what is coming for the 2017
HamVention at: 

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Kasimir/DL2SBY and Henry, SP2FOV, will be
active as HB0/homecall from Liechtenstein between September 11-18th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to
use different antennas, Spiderbeam, verticals and a Delta Loop. Their
equipment will be TS-2000, FT-900AT and amplifier ICOM 1010 with about
700 watts. QSL HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY, direct or the OQRS (Bureau/direct)
via ClubLog ONLY. Do not send your QSL via the Bureau! QSL HB0/SP2FOV
via SP2FOV, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.
IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-025.  Operators Vladimir/RV1CC and Yuri/RM0F are now active as
           RV1CC/0 and RM0F/P from Kunashir Island, Kuril Islands, until
           August 23rd. Activity has been on 40/30/20/17/15 meters using
           CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.

  AS-025.  Anton, OG2K, is now active as RA/OG2K from Kunashir Island
           until August 24th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL
           via his home callsign. See:

  EU-041.  Andrea, IZ1MHY, will once again be active as IM0/IZ1MHY from
           La Maddalena Island between September 11-18th. Activity will
           be on CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign
           direct, by the Bureau to 9A8ARS or LoTW.

  NA-079.  (2017 Op!) Operators Nelson/NE4LS and John/KE4IDW will be active
           as N4T from the Loggerhead Key Lighthouse & Garden Key Light-
           house, about 70 miles west of Key West in the Dry Tortugas
           National Park, between April 21-24th, 2017. Activity will be
           on CW/QRP (NE4LS) and SSW/20w (KE4IDW). QSL will be by paper
           only via NE4LS. No LoTW, eQSL or other electronic QSLing.

  OC-129.  Carl, OE9MON, will once again be active as DU6/OE9MON from
           Panay Island until September 2nd. Activity has been mostly
           on 20/17/15 meters SSB. QSL via LZ1JZ, LoTW or eQSL.

  OC-139.  Members of the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society (AHARS)
           are now active as VK5CWL from the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
           (ILLW AU-0095), Kangaroo Island (WWFF VKFF-1014, VK5 Parks
           Award 5CP-033, VK Shires Award KI5) until August 22nd. Activity
           has been on various HF bands. QSL via VK5PAS, direct, LoTW
           or eQSL.

J6, ST. LUCIA. Bill, K9HZ, will once again active as J68HZ from his villa
at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between
August 26th and September 11th. Activity is usually on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. He states, "Will try to fill some band-mode slots for
WAS and DXCC. Particularly looking for AK and MT in the USA to complete
8BWAS." His equipment will consist of an Elecraft K3, a 3 element beam
for 20-6 meters and wire antennas for 160-30 meters. QSL via his home
callsign. He does use the LoTW, ClubLog and eQSL.

JW, SAVLBARD. Helge, LB5WB, will once again be active as JW/LB5WB from
Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between September 16-19th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using a Yaesu FTDX-3000 into Windom
(80-10m), 3 element beam (10m), 4 element beam (6m) and Inv. L for 80m.
QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Sugi, JI3KDH, is now active as KH0/W5SEA from Saipan
(OC-086) until August 23rd. Activity has been mainly on 17 meters CW, but
also watch 30 and 20 meters. QSL via LoTW ot eQSL.

MD, ISLE OF MAN. A German group will be active as MD/homecall from the
Isle of Man (EU-116) between September 23rd and October 4th. Operators
mentioned are Heiko DL1RTL, Gunter/DL2AWG, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Georg/DL4SVA,
Olaf/DL7JOM, Rolf/DL7VEE and Wolf/DM2AUJ. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and RTTY. Equipment will be 2x K3, KPA 500, into Spider-
beams and Verticals. QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau,
ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:

MJ, JERSEY. Kazunori, M0CFW/JK3GAD, will once again be active as MJ5Z
during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. Look for activity before and after the contest
using the callsign MJ0CFW. QSL for both callsigns via M0CFW, ClubLog's

N4AA IN THE HOSPITAL. We have been informed that well-known DX Editor
Carl Smith, N4AA, of QRZ DX and The DX Magazine, has been in the hospital
since August 15th. Details relayed via Carl's son indicate that Carl was
expected remain in hospital through this past weekend. Let's hope and
pray that Carl has a quick recovery and is out of the hospital by the
time you read this. GET WELL SOON CARL....

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W from Aruba
(SA-036) between October 24th and November 1st. Activity will include
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). He will also return between
November 22-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th). Operations outside of the contests are usually CW on 160/80m
and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on
the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer
accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Wilko, PA3BWK, will once again be active as PJ4/PA3BWK
from Bonaire Island (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) between September 3-24th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via
his home callsign direct. Logs will also be uploaded to LoTW later in
the year.

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN (2017 Announcement). Operators Dave/K9UK, Ken/KK9N,
Tom/W9AEB, Dave/W9DR and John/W9KXQ will be active as PJ7/homecall from
St. Maarten (NA-105) between June 14-28th, 2017. The group plans to have
3 stations on the air. Station 1: PJ7/W9DR will be on 6 meters with a
Beacon on 50.115.7 MHz. Stations 2 and 3 (PJ7/W9KXQ, PJ7/KK9N, PJ7/K9UK
and PJ7/W9AEB) will on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via their home callsign.

 Aug/22nd AN      Aug/25th  HN     Aug/27th  AN
 Aug/23rd AN      Aug/26th  AN     Aug/28th  AN
 Aug/24th HN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:

PX0, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Fabio, PP5BZ, will be active as PX0F from Fernando
de Noronha (SA-003) between September 23-28th. Activity will be holiday
style on various HF bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
by the Bureau.

QSL INFO AND NEWS.............(August 21st) 
  4J3J via RW6HS (d)         EG5CMU via EA5HRD       PA6FUN via PA3HHT
  5B4AMM via UT5UDX          EG5VCE via EB5AG        PA6SCH via PI4DHG
  5H1XX via M0URX            EG7URI via EA7URI       PF34CAVENTE via PA7HPH
  5H1XX via M0URX            EG8HKT via EA8RCK       PG150N via PA7DA
  5T2AI via NI5DX            EM25Q via UR5QU         PP2/DL3SEZ via DL3SEZ
  5V7D via DL9MBI (d)        EN7P via UT1PG          PX2016RIO via PP5NY
  7Y9LI via SM4VPZ           GB2GNL via GM3WIJ       R31RIO via RQ7L
  8N7I via JN7DIY            GX0SCR/p via G4APL      R95KOMI via R9XC
  8P2K via KU9C              HB88YL via HB9EPE       RA16CW via RM4C
  8T2BH via I1HYW (d)        HB9ILLW via HB9FVR      SN0TUBB via SP1ZZ
  9A/DD2ML via DD2ML         HK1X via HK1X (d/O)     SP8/IN3EYI via IN3EYI
  A62A via IZ8CLM            II1L via IQ1GE          SP90LV via SP8MI
  AO8LH via EA8AKN & (L)     IS0/DL6JF via DL6JF     SV8/PD0ARI via PD0ARI
  AT2L via VU2KWJ            K1N via K1YRD           T6EU via AK4JK (d)
  CR5LSV via CT5KAO          KH0/W5SEA via W5SEA (L/e)  TC17EQ via YM2KY
  CR6LH via CT1GZB           LX/PA1PAT via PA1PAT    TC1LHW via TA1FR (L)
  CW5X via CX2ABC (d)        LZ18ARDF via LZ1ZF      TK/F1BLQ/P via F1BLQ
  CX6DZ via EA5GL (d)        LZ6C via LZ2KLR         TK/F2CT via F2CT
  DA0LCC via DH4HAN          MU/RL5D via RL5D        TM2LW via F4ELJ
  DA0LHN via DL8LD           N1S via W1QV            TM5NOI via F4FGV
  DA0LHT via DF1AG           OA7/DL1CW via DL1CW     TP30CE via F5LGF
  DA0WLH via DL4NH           OJ0DX via DL3DXX        UF8T via (L/e)
  DK5T/LS via DK5ON          OK/PA3FYG/P via PA3FYG UP44WFF via UN6GAO (L/e/d)
  DL0FFF/LGT via DL2RPS      OP16A via ON7LU         VI1BLT50 via VK6LC
  DU6/OE9MON via LZ1JZ & (L) OZ/DO2JAX/P via DO2JAX  VI6DH400 via VK6NX (d)
  EA1/DC2CT via DC2CT        OZ0IL via DL1UWE        ZV2016RIO via PY1AA
  EG1LWN via EA1HNP          P3F via M0URX & (L)     ZY157CAT via PP2BO (d)
  EG25JRA via EA1RKA         PA/LX1MG via LX1MG
  EG3MDV via EG3MDV (L/e)    PA/SP4GHL via SP4GHL
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only

  AO8LH via EA8AKN. Activity during this past ILLW was by the Grupo DX
  Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) from Punta del Castillete Lighthouse.
  The Punta del Castillete Lighthouse is located on cliffs above the
  resort and fishing harbour of Puerto de Mogán, in the municipality
  of Mogán, Canary Islands (EA8). References Numbers -- ARLHS CAI-006,
  WLOTA  0969, FEA D-2814.3, IOTA AF-004, DIE S-005, WWFF EAFF-0078 and
  WW Locator: IL27CT.

  RI1FJ QSL STATUS. All QSOs for the RI1FJ Heiss Island (EU-019), Franz
  Josef Land, operation have been uploaded to ClubLog and the OQRS is now
  available. LoTW will be uploaded later this year.

  W1EDH via W1FYM. Special event station by the Middlesex Amateur Radio
  Society> during August 19-20th, at the MUD
  VOLLEYBALL event  in
  Middletown, CT, is to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation.

  WN8HCV via W8GP. Activity was by Greg, W8GP, from the Pointe Aux
  Barques Lighthouse (ILLW US-0105) in Michigan this past weekend.

  YO6EX/P via YO6EX. Activity was from Seica Mica Dacian Fortress (I
  Century) on Friday, August 19th. Reference numbers - WCA: YO-00982
  and RFA: SB-F94. Activity on Sunday, August 21st, was from Seica Mica
  Fortified Church (XIV Century).  Reference numbers - WCA: YO-00469
  and RFA: SB-F52. QSL only direct to his home callsign.

  P33W, PJ2/K3NK, PY2MR, PZ5RA, S50R, T32TM, TI5W, TM6M, VE2ZT, VE7SV,
  XR0YS and ZB2TT


  ZD8JR, ZD8R and Z81R

T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI (Press Release #3, Dated August 16, 2016). [edited]
  Central Kiribati T31W (Kanton Island) - 2017 DX-pedition 
    The Perseverance DX Group  is on schedule for next year’s
DX-pedition to Central Kiribati (Kanton Island). We are planning 15 days
on the island during October, 2017.
  Joining the team is Chris Tate, N6WM. Team members previously named are:
Arnie/N6HC, Kevin/K6TD, Heye/DJ9RR, Pista/HA5AO, Laci/HA0NAR, Gene/K5GS,
Les/W2LK, Glenn/KE4KY, Mike/WA6O, Ricardo/PY2PT and Steve/W1SRD.
  The expedition yacht Evohe from Dunedin, New Zealand will meet the team
in Apia, Samoa, for the estimated 4 day sail to Kanton Island. The landing
permit application is currently being reviewed by the authorities.
  T31 is #18 most wanted on Clublog. However, the need in EU is significant
for all modes. Getting a team to T31 requires a safe boat and qualified
skipper/crew, this DX-pedition will not be inexpensive. The team is
committed to paying 50% of the cost and we look to the DX community to
help with the remaining 50%. The Donate function on  is now
available for your use.
  Please direct questions to Gene/K5GS or Pista/HA5AO at their
  73, Team T31W

TF, ICELAND. Volker, DF1HC, is now active as TF/DF1HC from Iceland. The
length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity has been mostly on
30 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign.

TX2, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Reminder/Update) Prior to his VP6AH Pitcairn
Island DXpedition (see OPDX.1241), Ulli, DL2AH, is now active as TX2AH
from Mangareva/Gambier Islands until August 28th. Activity will be holiday
style on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes, 100w + Triple Leg
or Windom antennas. QSL via his home callsign direct only.

VP9, BERMUDA. Jeff, VA3QSL, will be active as VA3QSL/VP9 from Bermuda
(NA-005, WLOTA 0201) between August 31st and September 8th.  Activity
will be holiday style on 40-6 meters using CW,SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via his homecall, by the Bureau, direct (see or LoTW.

WP3, PUERTO RICO. Alfredo (Al), WP3C, will be active during the CQWW DX
RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via W3HNK. Visit his Web page at:

YJ, VANUATU (Reminder). By the time you read this,  Tom, KC0W, should be
active as YJ0COW until September 21st. Activity will be on various HF
bands using only CW. QSL direct via his home callsign.

YX0, AVES ISLAND (Update). Steve, W4DTA/YV5DTA, announced that his "group
(ARV, Asociacion de Radioaficonados de Venezuela) back in Venezuela got
an invitation by the Navy to activate YV0 (Currently the #18 most wanted
in the world). A team of 14 operators will depart on August 27th and
operate as YX0V for 7-10 days. The team is planning to be active between
August 28th and September 5th. Activity will be on all bands (HF/VHF)
and modes (CW, SSB, the Digital modes, FM and Satellites). Steve, W4DTA,
will be the QSL Manager for the operation.
  ATTENTION SATELLITE OPS!!! Paul, N8HM, reported on Thursday, August
18th [edited]: The next several weeks should be very exciting for satellite
users across North and South America as well as Europe. Starting tomorrow,
the CY9C DXpedition will be QRV from St. Paul Island with great footprints
across Europe and North America and it was announced last night that the
YX0V DXpedition to Aves Island, scheduled (sometime between) for August 31st
- September 10th, will include satellite operations as well [See the AMSAT
WEB page: ]. The Caribbean location and flat
island terrain should provide excellent footprints across North and South
  Steve, W4DTA/YV5DTA, sent out the following update on August 20th:
    Hello all..
  YX0V team both in  YV and here in the USA have been working almost non 
top! A big FEDEX package was send to Caracas today with shirts, basic
supplies and a new antenna analyzer, hopefully it will arrive in time.
  The team is now working on a contingency plan for power. At the moment
there is only one power plant working in YV0, so there are periods of
black outs mostly during the night. The team is purchasing a new generator
capable of running a few stations, so there might be times that not all
stations will be on the air. A operating plan should be available to me
very soon. The good news Hams around the world have step up with donations,
and that is helping defray some of the cost.
  More to come, but if you have any questions that you will like me to ask
the team, please feel free to email me or call me.
    73.... Steve, W4DTA
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ADDED NOTES: Tom, W5KUB, hosted an Amateur Radio Roundtable on August 16th,
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domingo, 21 de agosto de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 20-21, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.97, Aug 21 at 0125, R. Tirana IS at S6 atop the humroar, but 0130 sign-on modulation level descends as usual below the humroar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 12065, Aug 20 at 1319, one third of Radio Australia is OFF again, fortunately for us the frequency beamed NNW to PNG (and, shhh! Europe). Still good on 12085 toward Alaska and very good on 9580 toward Oklahoma. The corresponding day frequency to 12065, 15415 is also off after 2100, Wolfgang BÃschel notes: ``At 2115 UT Aug 20 and 0300 UT on Aug 21 15415 kHz channel TX is OFF AIR in this Australian morning. Only Radio Australia Shepparton 15240 and 17840 kHz on air, as usual.``
I haven`t bothered with 15415 monitoring here since it is always much weaker than 15240, altho often detectable when on. Until now: August 21 at 0544, no signal while 15240 and 17840 are both S7-S9 discussing LSD and other drugs.
12065, Aug 21 at 1319, now all three are on, this weakest one and // 9580, 12085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 15320, Aug 21 at 1322, YL intros ``God Bless the USA`` song at S9+10 fading to S8, so a US station? No! It`s Reach Beyond, Australia, i.e. HQ in Colorado Springs. 1325 program was `Sounds of Hope with Samantha Landy` (sp?), address St George, Utah. 1328 Oz accents take over, `Our Daily Bread` bit somehow connecting Disneyland with their religion. NO ID, and 1330 into another Oz preacher. This is RBA`s main English broadcast, a sesquihour from 1300, 100 kW at 310 degrees, longpath? Much better than RA does here at similar angle on 12065, but from opposite side of continent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9819.01, Aug 21 at 0121, JBA carrier measured here, i.e. RÃdio Nove de Julho, which relays R. Aparecida most/all of the time. It`s been drifting way below 9820 for months, and has almost reached 9819. Until 0121 was covered up by Japan via Uzbekistan, q.v. All Brazilians are weaker than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15230, Aug 21 at 1320, this RHC frequency is still AWOL in the mornings, while 15370 is inbooming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXL ISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9307-9320, 9337-9346, approx. ranges of R. Cairo 9315 blobmitter, August 21 at 0055, straddling S8-S9 9330+ WBCQ which lux out in the clear for extended UT Monday broadcast with YL gospel huxter after 0100, same at 0143 check. Approx. peaks and levels: 9315 at S9+10, 9343 at S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUYANA. 3290-, Aug 21 at 0152 and 0545 chex, for the record, NO signal from Voice of Guyana. It`s been off for several weeks, and may be another ex-SWBC country, unless they bring Jamie Labadia back to fix the transmitter again. Robert Wilkner in FL last logged it 2 July, and noted it missing since at least 14 July (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** HAWAII. UNIDENTIFIED. 10000, Aug 21 at 0110, S6 carrier with no modulation, but 0111 WWV tone JBA same as on 5000. No 10-second pips or Portuguese which would be Brazil. Unless a total intruder, I suspect WWVH had lost modulation. 0607 recheck, now WWV and WWVH are at equal levels on 10000, adding up to S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11670, Aug 21 at 0552, JBA carrier, possibly the AIR special Hajj service in Urdu, but nothing audible on // 15210, 15770. Why do I bother with such JBA logs? To spread the word in case others can hear them better. Jose Jacob tells us that this is in effect: ``from 13 Aug 2016 to 11 Oct 2016 0530-0600 UTC on 11670 Bengaluru, 15210 Panaji, 15770 Delhi``. But CNR2 from Beijing site is also on 11670, before, during, and after this semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9605, UT Sunday Aug 21 at 0136 I pause to listen to KBS World Radio Spanish hour via WHRI (which I normally avoid in protest to KBS` refusal to audiblize itself for us in English), as fan listener greetings by phone are being aired; must be mailbag show. Seems this is station`s 54th anniversary. Hugo Longhi in Rosario, Argentina; 0138 Juan Carlos Buscaglia also in Argentina; 0140 someone in LogroÃa, EspaÃa who just got out of jail. Then Roberto in Miami. Show is hosted by 2 YLs, but one of them has to leave for an appointment. Then brings in three new program hostesses as of this year to introduce themselves, more YLs only, giving ages in late 20`s. Here`s more about this momentous occasion:
** MADAGASCAR. 13840v, Aug 21 at 0556, popmusic averaging S8, i.e. NHK in French as scheduled, but carrier is wobbling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, Aug 21 at 0132 immediately following Kim`s radiogramette, a 2-hour The Mighty KBC this week presents Doctor Eric with a lexure with SFX about farts, which he finds endlessly amusing. Such company Kim keeps! The Farty KBC? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Aug 21 at 0101, big S9+30 signal with blues music, surely Wolverine Radio â yes, as per quick ID at 0104, more music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 930, Aug 21 at 1200 UT, ID in Spanish from WKY, as a Cumulus station, pronouncing the call letters in English, and introducing the following ``programa pagado``, `Sunday Morning Magazine`, in English, YL interviewing YL about American Cancer Society, some fund-raising event involving dogs, relay-for-life. Also on 640 KWPN Moore, same show running about 10 seconds ahead. I thought this was a ``public service`` program, not a paid one, as they have lots of different guests from the community, not an infomercial (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Aug 21 at 0105, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0104:48.5*, which is 12.5 seconds later than two nights ago, Aug 19 until 0104:36*, averaging 6.25 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA. 7295, Aug 20 at 1259, weak signal from R. Sakha, some music and talk, timesignal about 5 seconds late at 1300, and carrier goes off at 1302*. Other frequency 7345 at 1259 is blocked by Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH AFRICA. 11945.045, Aug 21 at 0559, BBCWS promo at S4, 0601 news, but chopped off air at 0602:25* during Olympic news in English. Such time and frequency sloppiness smax of SENTECH or maybe UAE. Yes, HFCC shows it`s Meyerton at 0500-0600, 250 kW at 19 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 21 at 0115, S3 music, and 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:07, which is 10-11 seconds earlier than usual, and has sometimes happened before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9770, Aug 21 at 0123, TRT Spanish music is ruined by rapid IADs at the rate of 5 times per second. But // 9870 is OK altho as always weaker, S6. One would have thought a same defective audio feed would have gone into both Emirler transmitters. 0131 recheck, 9770 is off the air, and then back on at S9 in pop music without the IADs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15239.974, Sat Aug 20 at 1645 tune-in, WWRB is already radiating Radio Munansi, and in English! And modulation is OK! No dropouts. Interview of man by woman, both American accented, about people in northern Uganda, something like Ocholiland? (maybe Kotido in the NE corner?) being exterminated by Pres. MusÃveni who is waging war on that area. 1659 to hilife music running thru hourtop, 1706 starts lo-fi audio of news in English about Uganda; 1711 ``thank you for listening`` but goes into a fade, music. 1728 recheck, now in Luganda(?) mentioning ``shortwave``. 1805 is still weak; 1901 this week WWRB canned ID and off. To resume Sunday 1600-1900v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN GDIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: checking HLR 7265-CUSB between 1425 and 1450 UT Sat Aug 20 via UTwente SDR: no signal from this, China, or anything. Could anyone in Europe confirm whether it was on or not? Confirmed the Aug 20 Sat 2230 broadcast on WBCQ, checked at 2253 on 9330.021-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 21 at 0306 having just started a minute or two before, earlier than usual, on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO. Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 1110, Sunday Aug 21 at 1207 UT, Qur`an vs KFAB, SAH of 48/minute [0.8 Hz] and another SAH depending on DX-398 orientation of 216/minute [3.6 Hz] involving a third station (New Mexico?). Qur`an is of course 50 kW KVTT Mineral Wells/Plano/Cleburne/The Metroplex TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1480, Aug 21 at 1237 UT, KQAM Wichita talk has 156/minute [2.6 Hz] SAH from weaker S Asian music, so KBXD Dallas must still be stunting with that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UZBEKISTAN. 9820.0, Aug 21 at 0116, weak station, making me wonder if R. Nove de Julho, Brasil, has suddenly normalized its frequency? ZY signals are much weaker than usual on 9 and 11 MHz, so can`t make any // to 11935v or 9725v, other relayers of R. Aparecida or the latter itself on 11855v. Music into M&W conversation as I try to decide if it`s in Brazuguese. But off at 0121! Now uncovering much weaker R9J on 9819, see BRAZIL. HFCC shows I was really listening to NHK World Radio Japan in Hindi via Tashkent, here at 0059-0120 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, Aug 21 at 0120, VOV is still here, not 6175 as they believe in Hanoi, Vietnamese music as S9 via Woofferton UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Aug 21 at 1150 UT, JBA carrier looping WSW, not NW. I woke up around 1100 UT, finally gave up trying to resleep and checked prime Trans-Pacific DX pilot frequency just before 1155 UT sunrise here. So 3LO Melbourne very likely rather than NHK this time. Quickly stepping 9-kHz downwards, also found JBA carriers: 702 at 1155 UT from WSW, i.e. 2BL Sydney; 657 and 594 at 1156 UT which could also be Australia or NZ but not DFed. Too much 1550 splash on 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 820, Aug 21 at 1152 UT, romantic music in Spanish, 1154 seguÃ, 1157 fade-out before any ID; has same slow SAH as in earlier log, which was 0.367 Hz, Aug 19 at 0535 UT. Per 2015 NRC AM Log, no US stations in Spanish, and hardly any stations at all, west of Fort Worth until WA and OR. So what Mexicans? Per IRCA Mexican Log 2015, geographically and formatically, this one would be XEDRD, Durango2, 10/0.5 kW. Only others in N/W Mexico are in Sinaloa and BCN. Parameters may have changed as any XE QRM to WBAP is unusual here. Durango sunrise not until 1236 UT, while in Enid it`s 1155 UT.
I was discounting XEABCA in Mexicali, which used to be news format, but what I heard jibes with this new log from John Wilkins, CO, in NRC IDXD: ``820 MEXICO XEABCA Mexicali, BC JUL 26 1135 - Segued vocals, occasional "Canal 820 ABC Radio" slogans; no ads or live announcements noted in about 30 minutes of monitoring. Good signal, always surprising for just 3500 watts. Alone on the frequency after WBAP fades away``. Too bad he didn`t clock the SAH with WBAP. Now I still need to catch such a slogan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7297-USB, Aug 20 at 1303, after Sakha is off 7295, I notice a bunch of weak American hams rag-chewing in USB, not LSB, about gardening? Several interchanges with no calls given (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11738.13, Aug 21 at 0604, fast RTTY, unusual intruder, off at 0605* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 17520.042, Aug 21 at 0550 barely audible talk. RFA Chinese via SAIPAN is at 03-07 plus CNR1 jamming, so which one would be this far off-frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1713 UT August 21
Glenn Hauser

sábado, 20 de agosto de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 19-20, 2016

** ASCENSION [and non]. 21780, Aug 19 at 1347, very weak talk and music is the OSOB on 13m. Aoki shows this hour is DW Hausa via UAE, but EiBi shows Ascension. HFCC confirms that on August 5, ASC replaced DHA, which makes it more audible here. Most of the time, the OSOB is a weak 21675 WRMI with Radio Africa service, but can`t even detect its JBA carrier until 1419 when 21780 is over. WHRI is also allegedly on 21600, longer hours on weekends but seldom noted here any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 9580 & 12085 & 12065, Aug 19 at 1320 check, Radio Australia is also back on its night frequencies. It seems there is plenty of evidence the sesquiweek outage was ``audience research`` rather than just necessary maintenance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 15100, Aug 20 at 0008, only a few signals on 19m, so I dig into a JBA carrier here to uplook later: CRI Beijing site in Hakka, 500 kW, 165 degrees, on air 23-02 also in two other minority languages. For CIRAF 50 which is basically the Philippines (and o yes, the South China Sea west of there under occupation by ChiCom imperialism).
17560, Aug 20 at 0006, stronger signal than 15100, likely CNR1 jammer rather than target VOA Chinese via Philippines this hour only. I made a quick scan between 16 and 19m but found no WOOB jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUINEA [non?]. 9650, Aug 20 at 0018, very poor S3 signal in talk, Conakry on later than usual 0000v*? Better be sure it`s not in Japanese, which is Voice of Korear scheduled until 0020* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Aug 19 at 1833 and other chex, no signal from MWV, gone again from this APR English broadcast. Propagation seems normal, i.e. pitiful, but with weak signals from Spain on 17705, 17855, America on 17765, 17775, 17790, 17815. Anyway I`ve added 17640 to the BST-1 caradio memory bank in case it come back during that one useful hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7254.925, Aug 19 at 0558, VON is S9+20 with tuning signal of percussion cacophony, one of the neatest ones, and this time comes thru unscathed and fully modulated; 0600 YL exclaims ``Nigeria``, opening Hausa hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: confirmed Friday Aug 19 at 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, VG. Also confirmed Fri Aug 19 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.029, poor. Next:
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 0700 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1400 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 7490.0, UT Sat Aug 20 from 0100, WBCQ with live `Allan Weiner Worldwide`. ``I don`t get Terry Blakely. He burned out my damn plate transformer``, explaining the outage on 9330 Tuesday night. Interrupted by phone calls from regulars, even tho he hasn`t invited them or given out the number yet. Discusses how all transmitters smell different, and first thing he does when going into building to find out what`s wrong, is sniff. He found 9330 with all breakers tripped; turned them back on and it blew up, due to a short in the 10 kW intermediate stage plate transformer, grounding it. Finally got back on air with backup transmitter and rhombic. Is almost positive WBCQ is the only AM-FM-SW combo station in the USA; and also ``trimulcasting`` on 7490, 5130, 3250 tonight. 5130- barely audible here in noise and not synch; 3250v not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7730, Aug 20 at 0030, Jeff White introducing WRMI`s special digital broadcast for HFCC demonstration, another repeat of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Aug 19 at 2000, KVOH is still on air with devotional in Spanish, and also past 2028. Another Friday, another extended transmission beyond nominal 1900*. Program grid finally updated as of Aug 1 still claims to broadcast M-F 1400-1900 UT only on 17775.
and finally admits that 9975 in English at 01-04 daily is ``temporarily suspended`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 820, Aug 19 at 0535, Spanish music showing with WBAP nulled as much as possible, making very slow 22/minute SAH or 0.367 Hz, probably Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0440 UT August 20
Glenn Hauser

sexta-feira, 19 de agosto de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 18-19, 2016

** AUSTRALIA. 17840, Aug 18 at 2257 tune-in, open S9+10 carrier, 2257:49, JIP RA programming, tail end of `Pacific Beat`, 2300 News theme and news, top story about Oz` mistreatment of refugees from Asia interned in Papua New Guinea. RA is back! Also audible on much weaker 15240. Tnx to John Figliozzi who told the DXLD yg at 2040:
``This from RA: "Thank you for your email. We are working towards restoring the services this coming Friday at 9am Sydney time. Kind Regards, ABC Reception Advice" 9 am Friday in Sydney is 7 pm Thursday in NY; 2300 GMT/UT``.
Now the question is, if this was just an extended sesquiweek of scheduled maintenance, why were they so coy about it, not just saying so with advance warning and assuring us when they would resume? As theorized, they may well have also taken the opportunity to assess their undesirable audience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 950, Aug 19 at 0141 as I am bandscanning in LSB mode avoiding local 960 KGWA, ``RR`` in MCW, i.e. R. Reloj, and again a minute later at 0142:03 a bit late after ToM; that`s all I can hear from it, really cutting thru the Yanqui QRM. This would be the 10 kW flagship CMBD in Arroyo Arenas, Habana, rather than the duplicate down-island at CamagÃey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11840, Aug 19 at 0120, RHC is open carrier/dead air at S4, so the JBA spurs on 11830 and 11850 must be too. While 11760 is loud at S9+15, and 11670 overmodulated but less splattery than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9304-9333, 9338-9351, with peaks circa 9315 (fundamental), and 9325, Aug 19 at 0107, R. Cairo blobmitter is really, really dirty tonight, and that`s saying something, the rapid pulsing roarbuzz audible thru these ranges at varying levels. 9330 WBCQ already off but this would have QRMed it before 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Aug 18 at 1824 quick check on R75, MWV is still on here, good APR signal in English, from the antipodes, item about Woodrow Wilson. Later in hour, however, trying the G8 inside a restaurant`s east window, no show, tho I can normally get 17530 VOA GB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Aug 19 at 0136 UT, loud C&W music at S9+15, so KGYN Guymon has again failed to null toward Philadelphia and us at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 11650, Aug 19 at 0122, RSO is S7 with Qur`an on its unscheduled overnight frequency, and lucks out with 11670 RHC splatter not reaching down this far (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980.02, Aug 19 at 0101, R. Chaski is stronger than usual, S8 but at least that much storm noise too; can tell there is some talk modulation, not just a JBA carrier, until autocutoff at 0104:36*, which is 46 seconds later than last catch one week ago, Aug 12 until 0103:50*, or averaging 6.57 seconds later each night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 19 at 0115:18, two pips of mis-timesignal, right on mis-schedule, JB audible after SLBC music prÃlude, S2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: confirmed Thursday August 18 at 2100 on WRMI, 13695, VG. Also confirmed Thu Aug 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.2-CUSB, fair on the PL-880. Next:
Fri 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 0700 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1400 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 12105-, Aug 19 at 0116, WTWW-3 is S3 vs CODAR and as far as I can tell dead air, its prime format; propagation not so good tonight as 9475- WTWW-1 with PPPP is only S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7504.76, Aug 19 at 0154, WRNO is S9+35 with gospel huxter, not varying perceptibly in the brief time I can stand it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 920, Aug 19 at 0143 UT, silly baseball game is dominant and from E/W. Unusual since KYFR IA with a lobe toward us from the NNE, is normally #1 on 920 at night. Plenty of mentions of player names, but takes a while to figure out the teams among several mentioned: San Antonio Missions vs Arkansas Travelers. Therefore it must be KARN Little Rock, which is 5/5 U2, ND daytime but supposed to be a circle tangent to southwest at night, i.e. very little signal this way. Official site of the Travs, confirms such a match tonight,
but seems to say nothing about a radio network; perhaps KARN is the only outlet? All games seem to be on MiLB TV, and some have an audio icon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9375-USB, Aug 19 at 0109, Spanish 2-way, and some more much weaker circa 9333, noticed while checking out the Cairo 9315 spurs, in an area I don`t normally find them. Whether to consider them intruders depends on where you locate the lower boundary of the 9 MHz exclusive broadcast band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0341 UT August 19
Glenn Hauser

Glenn Hauser logs August 16-18, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.98, Aug 17 at 0132, R. Tirana is stronger than usual, S9+20, which makes the awful humroar even worse (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA. 15344.340v, Aug 17 at 1321, RAE with weak wobbling carrier, back below 15345 after an excursion above (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 17840 & 15240, Aug 17 at 0142, R. Australia is still OFF for the tenth day in a row (15720 RNZI is OK at 0158).
9580 & 12085 & 12065, Aug 17 at 1300, still no RA.
17840 & 15240, Aug 18 at 0335, still no RA for the eleventh day.
9580 & 12085 & 12065, Aug 18 at 1234, still no RA. (All three VL8s are audible, 4835 the only one fairly readable; I get my Pacific news, including how horribly Australia is treating refugees on Manus, from RNZI 6170 after 1300. Australia has also rebuffed NZ`s offer to take some of them!)
An RA reply to Mauno Ritola on Facebook, Aug 16: "Hi there, the ABC is running a technical outage of the Radio Australia service until Friday the 19th of August to test reception in the region. Sorry for any inconvenience caused."
Kai Ludwig replies on the DXLD yg and quoted on WOR 1839:
``Aha, they finally admitted it --- Of course, this is the established approach of running a shut-down test, to determine if an AM service is still used to such an extent that the operational costs can be justified. In the case of Radio Bremen [Germany] the outcome was judged negative, not because of the absolute number of reactions, but because way too much of them came from hobbyists. In other words, sending comments is no doubt counterproductive.
Now it is also clear that the non-responses sent out from Sydney were not the result of people there not knowing what's going on. Much to the contrary: They are carefully worded, designed to obfuscate things as much as possible without telling lies.
Considering this, I find the "working with our transmission provider" surprising insofar as Broadcast Australia cooperates here in a potential step towards killing the Shepparton facility. But perhaps that's just their goal, too.
But all stuff about what a nice hobby you have, how nicely you had recently the Alice Springs transmitter in, that hereby you send another reception report etc., all this is prone to accelerate the decline of the distribution platform``
Keith Perron says, ``Really not sure why there was concern. Shutting its transmitters is something they do every 14 to 18 months, while the whole of Shepparton is given the once-over by Broadcast Australia. They have been doing this for years.``
I, gh, make a point of checking the three RA frequencies at 1400 UT Aug 18, when it`s August 19 in SE Australia, the date that ABC said their experiment would be over --- but not whether that would bring the resumption of SW or its final termination. We`ll keep checking and hoping.
There has been a lot of discussion about this on DXLD yg and other fora. May I say that I resent being classified as a mere DXer demanding a QSL --- Along with countless others, we listen to RA because of its excellent programming, and affexion for Australia.
Any broadcaster should be delighted to have as many listeners as possible, including those beyond a designated target area (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1839, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 12365-USB, Aug 18 at 1337, VMC Queensland with marine weather including forecast for Sunday 21 August. Well-enunciated Oz accent, sounds like a true human OM voice, but really automaton? Just a trace of 12362-USB VMW. Further proof that Shepparton is OFF 12085 & 12065 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 1610, Aug 17 at 0202 UT, comedy in unknown language, 0203 UT sounds like S Asian music. Rather this is the Tagalog hour on CHHA Toronto, M-F at 10-11 pm ET, per
That`s stretching the ``Voces Latinas`` licenced format as far as possible, tho the Filipinas and its main language do have heavy Spanish colonial influence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 2748.99-USB, Aug 17 at 0159, YL with marine weather in French. Canadian CG website shows:
``MCTS Halifax / VCS - Broadcasts 0140 Chebogue 2749J3E Radiotelephony (English followed by French) -- Technical marine forecasts synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 201 to 214. U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters â Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine and Offshore Waters â Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line. Notices to Shipping in areas Bay of Fundy, South and West Coast Nova Scotia``
Chebogue is the site near Yarmouth, not Halifax (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910v & 6010v, Aug 17 at 0152, still nothing from the HJDH stations (facilitating some ``running water`` uteburst around 5910). I`ve not heard either for several weeks. I`ve asked QSL manager Rafael RodrÃguez for an update on their status and of their patrÃn MartÃn Stendal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)
** EGYPT. 9279, 9283-9293 peaking about 9290, and 9315-9321, Aug 17 at 0133, approx. ever-fluxuating ranges of humroarious spurs out of totally dysfunxional R. Cairo 9315 transmitter to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 17720, Aug 17 at 1403, news in unknown language, S9+10 but heavy flutter, revealed by 1405 DW jingle and ID. Listed as Pashto: Aoki says UAE site at 45 degrees, EiBi says Sri Lanka, HFCC says Sri Lanka at 335. The latter would be more likely propagationally. All agree that the previous semihour at 1330 in Dari is via SL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, Aug 17 at 0541, VOG music is S7-S9, and // 9935 is also on at S6-S9. Don`t usually hear them both this late; sometimes on 11645 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 3344.864, Aug 18 at 1230, JBA carrier so weak I can barely measure it, but right on the frequency reported by Wolfgang BÃschel as RRI Ternate now active, first heard by Ron Howard on August 1; and Atsunori Ishida agrees it was unheard in July, back in August (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN. 11815, Aug 18 at 1237, NHK Japanese service is a good source for a wide variety of music. Unfortunately, this 300 kW frequency is aimed 235 degrees toward SE Asia at 09-17 so we only get it off the back at poor-fair S9 level. Catches my ear now in jazzed-up band music with a tune reminiscent of `Doxology` (``Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow``), hardly Shinto, on to a different slow movement, then variations on `Amazing Grace`, 1245 some more Doxology, 1247 announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 6046.9, Aug 17 at 0150, no carrier audible here, but checking since Ron Howard had a very tentative on R. Santa Rosa, reactivated after 5 years, Aug 15 at 0216-0253 (blocked after 0256 by DW 6045). To be monitored further! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1839, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.06, Aug 17 at 2051, BSKSA is mostly Qur`aning to lull my nap; fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, Aug 17 at 0538, weak music at S4, presumed SIBC day frequency on late again (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1839, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1838 monitoring: Tuesday August 16 at 2130, confirmed NOT on WRMI 15770, pre-empted as expected for beeping, but should be back next week on the only WOR/WRMI beam toward Europe and the Maritimes. Not confirmed either, Tue Aug 16 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330 because it is off the air (but see separate WBCQ log). Confirmed Wed Aug 17 from 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 and no jamming; confirmed Wed Aug 17 at 2113 check on WBCQ, 7490.003-AM, beginning to penetrate daytime absorption/noise at S8. Also confirmed Wed Aug 17 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.04-CUSB, S9 (also less audible on LSB).
WORLD OF RADIO 1839 ready for first airings August 18:
Thu 1130 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Thu 2100 WRMI 13695 to NW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 0700 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1400 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 9330.245v-AM, UT Wed Aug 17 at 0135, WBCQ unexpectedly on here at S5 with ham discussion. It`s `Amateur Radio Roundtable`, ex-5130v where it`s been all summer, and should have been on 9 MHz for less noise, better propagation. At 0155 I put it on 9330.34, 0158 up to 9330.35 discussing a hamusic group and MFJ`s Martin Jue. May be the same transmitter which had been used on 5130 as it`s DSB/AM rather than CUSB as usually heard from a stronger 9330v. website confirms the QSY as of today, UT Wednesdays from 0100. 5130 is now off (and so is 5085 WTWW-2 where Ted had been repeating his QSO ham show deliberately to compete). (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1839, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Aug 17 at 0138, WTWW-3 is open carrier/dead air at S6 instead of bonus SFAW hour from PPPP. WTWW-2 is off both 9930 and 5085, leaving only WTWW-1 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505.0, Aug 17 at 0146, WRNO is on with promoting an event in Arlington TX coming up June 26-27, then interviewing Dr Mawire, who is the Joe Costello of today`s `RNO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1579.58, Aug 18 at 0345 UT, still a JBA carrier here causing het against 1580 stations, i.e. as previously logged and IDed, WVOK, Oxford AL. There are plenty of other 1580s in the Southeast which must be getting heavier QRM than here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1680, Aug 17 at 0200 UT, KRJO Monroe LA with ID as ``99.7 FM KRJO, Monroe, My FM`` ! No ID for 1680, and wrong call for 99.7 which is 250-watt translator K259CU, wagging this dog. Owners who degrade their AM stations this way should have their licenses revoked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VANUATU. 7260-, Aug 17 at 1301, JBA carrier definitely on the lo side beating against another one, and with LSB QRhaM. R. Vanuatu is always reported off-frequency like this, and Ron Howard says its programming has been extended lately. 3945 also has a JBA carrier at 1303, but this is probably Japan on a weekday (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1839, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 10050-USB, Aug 17 at 0543, 2-way in unknown language is QRMing 10051-USB New York Radio VOLMET. Pirate? Unlikely so close a frequency would be allocated for aero comms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1737 UT August 18
Glenn Hauser