quinta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs February 21-22, 2017

** GERMANY [non]. 15215, Tue Feb 21 at 1557, very poor carrier. If this is Radio ??mrang, we are going to have a hard time hearing it --- nothing else is scheduled here. Wham! Huge S9+10 OC cuts on just in time at *1559:54, so maybe I was just hearing the exciter at Issoudun, FRANCE at first. But dead air for more than a minute, causing more apprehension, another transmission failure? No, starts modulating at 1601:15 with sign-on in Frisian/German, website www.###-radio.de and I can`t recognize the full URL. Mentions Jahr 2006, so an old repeat? No, 1603 into English saying these broadcasts began in 2006y, but this is a new edition for a wonderful day in February, 2017. About someone`s 50-th wedding anniversary, and the rest of the hour is a long interview with her, mostly in Frisian, which is a lot more like German than English, with occasional bits of English. Could have used a bit of typical Frisian music interludes. 1615 mentions Radio Caroline.
1620, Big-Ben style home clock chimes stop at 4 bongs; English announcement with frequency 15215, at 17 hours (local) giving Amrum address, and will be repeated at 19h on internet. Someone had worked in New York, and draws a US pension. 1622, ``The Frisian Voice of Amrum, broadcasting for more than ten years``. Etc., etc. 1658 closing says the 2018 Ausgabe will also be on 21 February at 5 pm on 15215, repeat address, 19h Wiederholung. 1659:45 UT stops, open carrier for 20 seconds and off*.
QSLs in previous years have only been proxy via Media Broadcast, never direct. Last year`s sending did not have a transmission failure of an hour of dead air, requiring a make-good. That was in 2015, when they finally got it on March 8.
This was a big steady signal with hardly any fading for the whole hour ? a fine example of what DW, RFI or any European broadcaster could accomplish in English every day, if they cared to broadcast 500 kW at 300 degrees toward New York as in HFCC, per Wolfgang B?schel. It even overcame my computer noise so I could leave it on. I gather that reception was not so good in UK/Europe itself, of course in the skip zone and/or off-beam (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, UT Wed Feb 22 at 0155, Radio Verdad mentions `Mundo Sorprendente`, which is the title of a program with media/DX elements we hadn`t heard or heard about in a few years. Berny Solano in Costa Rica started it in 2013 and invited me to participate. Sked http://radioverdad.org/?q=programaci%C3%B3n
shows nothing of the kind nor some other programs we`ve really heard, so seems to remain far out of date,
RV is about to celebrate its seventeenth anniversary. It has issued a number of anniversary QSLs, and perhaps there will be another this year. I can`t find any on the website, except for the page explaining that it costs them up to $10 to QSL along with pennant, sticker, other printed material, and postage. That can be remitted by PayPal. However, the last we heard, postal service was out in Guatemala, and only e-QSLs could be sent.
The 11-page illustrated pdf station history
http://radioverdad.org/?q=system/files/RV_Historia_Grafica_Radio_Verdad_0.pdf
says ``"Radio Verdad" sali? al aire el 25 de febrero, a las 5:20 p. m., y fue inaugurada el 5 de marzo del a?o 2000``, and I had the pleasure of first publicizing it to the DX world.
This was after a very long process since founder Dr. ?dgar Am?lcar Madrid first conceived it in 1967 as a 25-watt SW transmitter to put his new `Volviendo a Jes?s` program on the air. The leadup takes about half the history file. It was written in 2014, the last part emphasizing internet transmissions, but nothing about the strange, never explained worldwide shortwave relay service without transmitters near the same frequency, which I always thought was a scam, and about which we have heard nothing further lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 11351 & 11868, Feb 21 circa 2130, spurblobs from MWV 11610 Chinese are again detectable. Next frequency after 2200 is 11770 in Arabic, so I was going to look for same separations from it, circa 11512 and 12028, but the normally well-audible fundamental is missing, apparently not on today. Another prospect I`ve yet to seek is the 1900 Arabic on 11945 whose parasites might show circa 11687 and 12203. But many transmissions are missing sporadically as we suspect they have only one of their two transmitters funxional even with the spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 7170-LSB, Feb 21 at 0716, H44MS, Bernard, in Honiara in QSO with Bill who is thrilled, W1ZY. H44 is much weaker but still more readable than SIBC ever is (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 2500 poor, 5000 good, 10000 poor, 15000 very poor, Feb 21 at 1555, WWV is still on the air rather than publicized hiatus for electrical upgrade. Of course, I`ve been careful to be sure I am hearing WWV rather than WWVH, which is underneath on 15000.
Not rechecked until 1948, when on 15000 I am getting WWVH at S7 but no WWV; this close could still be a trace not completely skipping over. On 1000, WWV is S9+20 and no WWVH. 5000 is fair with WWV. Nothing audible on 2500 or 20000.
So what is WWV announcing at 2004? Still the same announcement as for weeks about the Feb 21 and Feb 22 outages, from 1400 for no more than 8 hours each. Should try to hear LOL at 1400-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday February 21 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, good; also a few seconds later on WBCQ 9329.9v-CUSB. Also confirmed Tue Feb 21 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, good, but NO carrier even detectable on // 6855, off? Still nothing on 6855 at 2159, but it is audible at 2259 ID, 2300 into Radio Adventista Mundial // 5950. WOR 1865 also confirmed Tue Feb 21 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, holding own against wall-of-noise jamming, tnx a lot, Arnie! Which has diminished to nothing by 2328 recheck. Not confirmed UT Wed Feb 22 at 0030 on WBCQ, but something is JBA on 9330, probably WOR. Next:
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, Feb 21 at 2000, WRMI starting `Jazz from the Left` as sked for this hour on Tuesdays, but only S9-S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12050, Feb 21 at 2001, WEWN is very suptorted here, which is certainly better than overmodulated/splattering all over the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0640 UT February 22
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs February 20-21, 2017

Correxions: The WBCQ frequency in both these items was not 9330.92v but 9329.92v-CUSB, fixed:
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9329.92v-CUSB, Feb 20 at 1525, Brother Scare is VP at S2-S4 via WBCQ, varying audibly with BFO. Contrary to Ivo`s guess that this was not on in our mornings. Supposedly it`s 24 hours, filling all time not already committed to other programming (and subject to pre?mption for special bookings). Much weaker than e.g. 9315 Tinian: see TIBET [non]. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 9315, Feb 20 at 1525, English clip about high blood pressure, then back to Tibetan, for it`s RFA via TINIAN this hour only (earlier via Tajikistan). Strangely, HFCC as of Feb 16 still does not show any broadcasts on 9315, while Aoki says 9315 for this started November 11! Maybe that`s why no ChiCom jamming is to be heard? Noted as much stronger signal than 9329.92v-CUSB, Brother HyStairical via WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ALASKA. The first HAARP test for 0300-0340 UT Feb 20 was a bust here, as a lightning storm was hitting us, so antennas and computers disconnected. Another one was scheduled 24 hours later, Feb 21, on ``2.8 and 3.3 MHz``. Closest I could come were two S7 carriers drifting slowly downward from 3295 and 2810 as of 0305, reaching 3262 and 2787 by 0340 or so --- but this is not what HAARP was supposed to be doing, a repeating 10-minute program including music; so I conclude these must have been generated within the NRD-545. I often encounter birdies on the lower SW frequencies, but ignore them as soon as I hear the drift. Kept checking closer to 3300 and 2800 but nothing heard during this span. Reports of what others were getting:
https://twitter.com/ctfallen
More to come UT Feb 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXL ISTENING DIGEST)
** ALGERIA [non]. 9710.00, Feb 20 at 2129, Qur`an at S3-S4. It`s RTA via FRANCE, also during the previous hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, Feb 20 at 2127 tuneby, surprised to hear English from VOG, but I know it can`t last. A guy with Scottish(?) accent is talking about the Greek people, interviewed by a woman also in English. I have the impression he may be a second-generation emigrant. 2128 she switches to Greek presumably explaining what they were talking about rather than a verbatim translation. Do not to expect the English segment to recur at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 11868.40 & 11351.60, Feb 20 at 2120, approx. centers of distorted S2 spurblobs, enough modulation on the upper one to match it to the Chinese from MWV 11610 tuned on aux receiver G8, while 11610 is S9-S7 on the JRC. Plus and minus 258.4 kHz: so what is significance of that figure?? Too bad that their newish Continental would be emitting these parasites. Fortunately, nothing is scheduled on 11865 or 11870 at this time, but 11351 is an aero mobile service channel. Now to look for more at similar displacements from all other MWV frequencies, but for only 57 minutes each (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 15529.97, Feb 20 at 2113, an S4 signal where there should not be one, so my ears perk up for another Station YHWH appearance, since I had previously heard him this time of day on the 19mb (15300) --- fades up a bit to S8, and yes, it`s Martin K. Elliott with his usual shtick, ``breaking the spell of Satan --- Christianity, greatest hoax ever``, Still going at 2141 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120-AM, Feb 21 at 0333, Qur`an at S8-S9, better signal and modulation than usual but intermittent co-channel but LSB QRhaM upon Radio Hargeisa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.131-AM, Mon Feb 20 at 2140, WBCQ with continuous disco/rock music, no announcements until 2159 ID and 2200 into the `Remnant Ministry` pushing Yahwahism, sponsored by gold-pushers Financial Survival, which is the show itself missing from previous hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6855, Feb 21 at 0030, WRMI is dead air again like 24 hours earlier when Xmas Radio was not to be heard. Nor is anything else to be heard now, including previously carried Slovakia in English. BUT --- I can hear light pulse jamming on 6855, first time for that. Did Jeff put some Cuban exile program on 6855 sometime? Not that I am aware of.
Now, 9955 is buried in a wall-of-noise, vs Radio Libertad, unlike 24 hours earlier on Sunday until 0030 with `Trova Libre`. I`ve notified Jeff White about the dead air and the new jamming threat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Feb 20 at 2118, WTWW-3 is AWOL, no Bibling now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0536 UT February 21
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segunda-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1305 February 20, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1305 February 20, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1305
BID: $OPDX.1305
February 20, 2017
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, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2VU, NG3K & ADXO, W3MHZ, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W7GJ, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, 5B4AHJ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, M0IDA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late ARRL DX CW Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the ARRL DX CW Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 10th/February, through Friday, 17th/February there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, 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, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3W, VIETNAM. Wolfgang, DL5MAE, is once again active as 3W2MAE from Mui
Ne between February 19-25th . Activity will be on 20-10 meters using
CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

3Y0Z BOUVET NEWS (Team Member Update). On February 12th, it was reported
on the 3Y0Z Web page : We regret that Jorge,
HK1R, will not be able to join us on the Bouvet DXpedition.  Jorge was
with many of us on the Malpelo DXpedition and the Amsterdam Island DX-
pedition. We will miss him greatly on the upcoming Bouvet trip. Hopefully
Jorge will be able to join us on another adventure in the future. We look
forward to that and thank him for his help thus far.
  Harumi Kukita “Hal,” JR4OZR, will be taking Jorge's place on the team.
Hal has past DXpedition experience and is a well know and competitive
contest operator. We welcome him to our team.

4M, VENEZUELA. Julio, YV1KK, will be active as 4M1K during the ARRL Inter-
national DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??)
entry. QSL via OH0XX.

A3, TONGA (Rare IOTA/Update). Masa, JA0RQV, will once again be active
from Tonga. This time he will activate Niuafo'ou Island (OC-123) as
A35JP/P between March 22-28th [He was originally schedule to go between
September 28th and October 4th, 2016, but had to postpone]. It has been
7 years since last activation of A33A (by K6HFA). OC-123 is currently
claimed by 17.9% of participants based on IOTA Web site (as of 17th
February 2017). Operations will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. His
equipment is an IC-7300 (w/100W) into a vertical antenna. QSL via his
home callsign, by the Bureau, direct (SASE w/1 IRC), LoTW or ClubLog.
For more details and updates, visit his Blog page at:
                          http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv

AAW. The Worldwide Antarctic Program's (WAP) 14th Antarctic Activity Week
(AAW) will take place between February 20-26th. The real purpose of the
event is to foster interest in the Antarctic region/continent and its
matters. Look for special event stations world-wide to be available for
you to work. Each has its own super special QSL card available. Check
 for the list of stations, QSL routes and attractive
awards. As of press time, there were 37 stations listed to be on the air.
To commemorate the 14th International Antarctic Week, a very Special
Award will be issued to all Radio Amateurs worldwide who contact a number
of special event stations that will be active on the HF bands. The Special
Diploma will be sent free of charge in PDF format to all participants
that fulfill the required number of contacts on each category. For more
information on the AAW, see:       http://www.waponline.it

AH2, GUAM. Operators Toshinobu/JI3ERV and Mikawa/JR7OMD will be active
as AH2R during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 18-19th)
as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW.

C6, BAHAMAS. Drew, N2RFA, is once again active as C6ABB from Cable Beach,
Nassau, Providence Island (NA-001, WLOTA 1115), until February 23rd.
Activity will be on 75/40/20/17/12/10 meters. He plans to operate on some
of the Digital modes (JT65, PSK31, RTTY and possibly SSTV). QSL via his
home callsign, direct or LoTW and also eQSL.

C6, BAHAMAS (IOTA Op). Operators John/M0IDA, Rob/M0VFC and Steve/M1ACB
hope to be active as C6APY from Little Harbour Cay, Berry Islands (NA-054,
WW Locator FL15do). They will fly into the Bahamas on March 2nd, but it
will take them a couple of days to get to the island, so they hope to be
active around March 4th - but this is very much weather dependent, as is
the whole operation. They will fly back to the UK on March 12th, which
means they will need to de-rig on the 10th or 11th, again varying according
to the weather. Operation probably won't be 24/7 - they will do as much
operating as they can, but eating and sleeping is back on the boat, there's
only three of them, and they will probably want to go for the occasional
swim as well. They will be running up to three stations simultaneously,
all Elecraft K3s at 100W. They will be generator powered and have to carry
the full week's fuel with them on the boat, hence no amps. They are
expecting that most QSOs will be on 40-15 meters; they will monitor the
higher HF bands as well and may venture on to 10/12m if propagation favors
them; similarly they may throw up an 80m dipole, but don't expect to do
very much, if anything, there. There will definitely be CW (op M0VFC) and
SSB (ops M0IDA and M1ACB); they may also do some data if time permits.
They should be active on some satellite passes with hand-held antennas:
the FM birds will only cover parts of the USA, and not EU, so they will
attempt some FO-29 passes as well. They are not satellite experts though,
so be patient with them. QSL is via M0OXO's OQRS system. They will upload
the logs to ClubLog and LoTW regularly throughout the trip, assuming all
the kit plays nicely. Watch Twitter for any other updates: 
                         https://twitter.com/rmc47 (M0VFC)
                         https://twitter.com/ItinerantHam (M0IDA)

CE, CHILE. Members of the Radio Club de Chile will be active as CE3AA
from Santiago during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February
18-19th). Operators mentioned are Julio/CE3OP, Danilo/XQ4CW and Willy/
CE3KHZ (Team Leader). The support group for the operation (they will also
participate): Patricio/CE3PBT, Cristian/CA3BKN and Luis/CE3BMI. The
group has many experienced operators in competitions, island activation
and DX operation. They will be in the contest as a Multi-Op/Single-TX/
High-Power entry. QSL via CE3AA.

CQ NEWS RELEASE. Rich, W2VU, sent out the following press release on
February 15th [edited]: CQ to Introduce MF/LF Column; John Langridge,
KB5NJD/WG2XIQ, to be Column Editor -- As ham radio operators in the United
States await final FCC action to open new amateur bands at 630 meters
(472-479 kHz) and 2200 meters (135.7 kHz - 137.8 kHz), CQ magazine is
getting a head-start by introducing a column that will help interested
hams get ready to "hit the ground running" once the FCC issues its final
rules. The new column - to be titled "MF/LF Operating: Life Below the AM
Broadcast Band" - will appear quarterly, starting in the April 2017 issue,
and will be edited by John Langridge, KB5NJD/WG2XIQ.
  Licensed as a high school student in 1989, John's interest in "life
below the AM broadcast band" extends back even further, when, at age 11,
he read an article in Radio-Electronics magazine about the unlicensed
1750-meter band (160-190 kHz). He had to content himself with operating
on 160 meters until the opportunity arose in 2012 to join the ranks of
Part 5 experimental stations authorized by the FCC to conduct propagation
research in preparation for the new medium frequency (MF) and low frequency
(LF) bands at 630 and 2200 meters respectively. He was granted a con-
struction permit and station license for WG2XIQ and maintains a regular
schedule of beacon transmissions and two-way contacts on 630 meters. He also
shares tips and posts a "grabber," or bandscope view, of 472 kHz (which
updates every 5 minutes) on his website at .
  In his column, John says he plans to cover a variety of topics, including
station building, propagation, news events affecting LF/MF, and operating
strategies. "My goal," he says, "is to market the bands to people who know
nothing about them." The title of his inaugural column in the April issue
is "Ham Radio Below 500 kHz: What is All of This About and Where Should I
Start?"
  Professionally, John is a consultant in broadcast engineering and infor-
mation technology, working for a variety of clients. He has a degree in
physical chemistry and is currently working toward his Ph.D. in that field.
John and his wife, Paula, KD5YHI, live with their pets in the Dallas, Texas,
suburbs. John's column will appear in the January, April, July and October
issues of CQ.
  "We are looking forward to sharing John's knowledge and experience with
our readers," says CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU. "CQ has always been a
leader in promoting new bands and modes, and in helping hams use and enjoy
them. We are already seeing a growing interest in our soon-to-come MF and
LF bands and John's column will be here to help our readers get active on
them as soon as they become available for general use."

FM/TO7, MARTINIQUE. Dimitry, UT5UGR, is once again active as FM/UT5UGR
from Martinique (NA-107). Look for him to sign TO7A during the ARRL Inter-
national DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry.
QSL via UT5UGR. See UT5UGR and   TO7A listing at QRZ.com for log search
and OQRS QSL request.

HC, ECAUDOR. Bill, W0OR, will be active as HC1WBT (not HC1WDT as in the
past) from Cotacachi during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February
18-19th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via W0OR. Bill reports,
"In the past 3 or 4 years my temp call in Ecuador has been HC1WDT. But
this year they assigned the call HC1WBT. May have been a clerical error,
but for now the suffix is WBT not WDT."

INDIAN OCEAN 6M EME DXPEDITIONS (Update). Lance, W7GJ, will once again
be active from the Indian Ocean to focus on 6 meters EME QSOs. This time
Lance is planning a 6 Meter EME DXpedition (for the first time) to West
Island/Cocos Island as VK9CGJ between September 12-28th, and Christmas
Island as VK9XGJ between October 2-18th. All airline tickets have been
purchased, and lodging reservations have been made. He informs OPDX this
week of the following: "In order to get the word out as soon as possible,
preliminary information on the upcoming 6m EME DXpedition is here:
     http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Indian%20Ocean%202017.htm
  With the great increase in people capable of using digital modes, I
hope to be able to provide these rare DXCC entities to many serious 6m
DXers.  Please check back for updated information! GL and VY 73, Lance"

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-022.  (Update) Operators Yuri/R2DG, Vasily/R7AA and Eugene/UA6EX will
           be active as RI0LI from Leont'yeva Island, Medvezhyi (Bear)
           Islands, in the East Siberia Sea, sometime during the third
           week in July. Activity will be on various HF bands. They now
           have a Web page up at:      http://www.ri0li.com

  AS-046.  Members of the Kuala Lumpur DX Team (KLDX) will be active as
           9M4IOTA from Tioman Island, West Malaysia, between March 3-5th.
           Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
           modes. Operators who will be involved at this time are 9M2OOO,
           9M2AIS, 9M2VDX, 9M2ZDX, 9M2ODX, 9M2ROL, 9M2UDE, 9M2JEP, 9W2NMX,
           9W2FEL and 9W2NYO. QSL via address on QRZ.com.

  EU-120.  Operators Jef/DD2CW, Cis/ON6LY, Cel/ON6UQ and Dirk/ON3UN will
           be active as G/DD2CW/P from the Island of Wight. Their main
           activity will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest, using a special
           callsign and as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL via ON3UN.

  EU-187.  Cliff, SV1JG, will be active as SX9VK from Gavdos Island
           between July 1-10th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
           QSL via his home callsign.

  OC-093.  Sadao, JA1PBV, is now active as DU2/JA1PBV from Batan Island.
           The length of his stay is not known. Activity has been on 30/
           20/15/12/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

K4, UNITED STATES (Special Event). On the weekend of February 18th-19th,
members of the Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a special
event celebrating George Washington's Birthday. They will start operating
around 9:30 AM E.S.T on Saturday and go until about 3:00 PM E.S.T. On
Sunday morning, they will start operating around 8:00 AM and go until
about 1:00 P.M. The group will be operating on 20m SSB and also on 40m.
They have a nice QSL card (see QRZ.com). The callsign for the special
event will be K4US. QSL via KK4ODQ or P.O Box 7234, Alexandria, VA 22307.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Special Event). Look for special event station N0J
which is now active from Tinian's Hot Peppper Festival until February 20th.
Activity/operators will be by Radio Space Club of Tinian (NH0J) and Mariana
Intrepid Contest Club (AH0K). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using some
CW, but mainly on SSB (SSB by JA1NVF). They will not operate 24 hours a
day. QSL via JJ2VLY. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog.

KH6, HAWAII. Look for a group of operators to be active as KH6LC from
Keaau (Hawaii County, Grid Square: BK29), during the ARRL International
DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via LoTW
or direct to QSL Manager WA6WPG.

MJ, JERSEY. The Low Land DX Team will return to the Island of Jersey
(EU-013) between May 5-11th. A small LLDXT team consisting of Alex/PA1AW,
Ron/PA3EWP, Jo/PA9JO and Bob/PB5X will be active from the JARS Signal
Point on Jersey. Like the previous visits in 2013 and 2010, the team
will activate all bands between 160 and 2 meters in as many as possible
modes. The teams focus will be “Demand driven” so they are open for any
requests. Each team member will sign MJ/homecall and individual stations
will enable maximum presence on the bands. QSL will be handled by Alex,
PA1AW, for all callsigns. The team will have (realtime) on-line logs
and OQRS using ClubLog and daily uploads to LoTW. For more details and
updates, see:  http://www.lldxt.eu/mj2017-lldxt-goes-to-jersey-bci

NP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Eric, NP3A, will be active during the ARRL
International DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via WD8CW or LoTW.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Kelly, N0VD, is once again active as PJ4D from Bonaire
Island (SA-006) until February 26th. Activity has been on 40-15 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via W3HNK. Kelly is part of PJ4X contest team for
the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 18-19th).

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Noah/K2NG, Steve/K3SW, David/NA2AA, PJ4DX/PJ4DX
and Hans/PJ4LS will be active as PJ4G from Bonaire Island (SA-006) during
the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th) as a Multi-2 entry.
QSL PJ4G via WA2NHA or LoTW. Look for the U.S. operators to sign PJ4/
homecall before and after the contest. U.S. operators will be on the
island between February 25th and March 11th. David, NA2AA, is expected
to operate on the Digital modes, and skeds are accepted for ATNO with
PJ4 via NA2AA's E-mail address listed on QRZ.com. QSL all others via
their home callsigns or LoTW. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:
                          http://www.pj4g.com

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 Feb/22nd HN

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   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

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QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF.. (February 17th) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z6M via SP6IEQ           FM/UT5UGR via UT5UGR    PC55C via PD7YY
  5J0NA via LW9EOC & (L)    FY/F6CKD via F6CKD      PC73X via PC1EMR
  6W2SC via HA3AUI (d)      HB9/DF2DD via DF2DD     PH30NVRA via PI4HLM
  6Y2T via VE3DZ            II0LOVE via 9A8AOT      PJ2/N1ZZ via N1ZZ
  8P50B via KU9C            IT9ADT/YI9 via IT9ADT   PJ2/NF9V via NF9V
  A31MM via EA5GL           KG4AW via KG9LB (d)     T77LA via T77LA (d/L)
  CR3A via EA5GL            KG4DX via W4WX          T88DT via JH1OLB
  CR5WWI via CT1EEB         NP2/N3RD via N3RD       TM40ULIS via F6CKE
  CT9/DL5AXX via DL5AXX     OP0PPY via ON7LX        UE28AFG via RZ3QWW
  CT9/DL5LYM via DL5LYM     OZ100DVI via OZ1IVA     VP9/VE3OP via VE3OP
  D4Z via HB9DUR(d); IK2NCJ(B) OZ30EU via OZ8IE     VX3100 via VE3XN
  DL60NEU via DC1MAS        P4/NE9U via NE9U        XX9D via DL4SVA (O/*)
  DR160TESLA via DK8ZZ      P40W via N2MM (d/L)     YB9K via HA3JB
  EN90IWA via US4IWA & (e)  PA1MUC via DL3LUM       ZZ2T via PY2MNL (d/L)
  EV90DOSAAF via EU1EU      PA6X via PA7CW
   (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
   (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) No QSL Needed

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LOTW: 3A/DF8DX, 5A1AL, 9Z4Y, C31KC, CG9NC, CU5AQ,
  DJ8OP, DL9MS, EL2BG, HK3W, JA8COE, JH4GJR, OD5ZZ, OE3KKA, OJ0LA, PC2T,
  SM0MPV/0, SP5GMM, SP6NIN, TA1PB, TL8TT, VA1SEA, VP2EGR and ZS1LS

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4S7AB, A70X (AS-088), A71YY, T31T (OC-043),
  TT8FC, VK5CE/P (OC-228) and ZD8V

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2LJ (OC-016), 4O/UY5ZZ, 9M6/N2BB (OC-088),
  BV2KI (AS-155), BV0WPX (AS-020), BV9A (AS-103), E51MQT, EY8MM, HK3W,
  J39A, KG4HF, W1AW/KH2, W1AW/KH6, W1AW/KH0, PJ2/K2PLF, V25WY, V4/K5WA,
  VA1SEA, VA2WDQ, VA3NQ, VA6SP, VA7CRZ, VE1JF, VE2JCW, VE3BZ, VE4DXP,
  VE7BV, VK9AN (OC-002), VP2MQT (NA-103), VY2/K5WA, W1AW/1, W1AW/2,
  W1AW/3, W1AW/4, W1AW/5, W1AW/7, W1AW/8, W1AW/0, XL3A and XR0YS (SA-001)

S2, BANGLADESH. Juris, YL2GM, will lead a team of operators to be active
as S21GM and S21KW from Bangladesh between March 15-27th. The S21GM call-
sign will be used in the first half of their DXpedition, and S21KW during
the second half. This is caused by the specifics of the regulations in
Bangladesh, and not because they want more duplicated QSOs in the log.
They state, "Please do not attempt to make QSOs with both of these call-
signs on the same bands and modes. Please treat both callsigns as one,
thus giving other fellow HAMs better chance to make their QSO with us,
potentially All Time New One (ATNO)." Operators mentioned are Juris/YL2GM,
Valery/YL3CW, Jack/YL2KA, Kaspars/YL3AIW, Dmitry/UT7UJ, Oleg/US7UX,
Sasha/UT7UV, Andrey/UX1UF, Syed/S21ED, Anup/S21TV and possibly two other
operators. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
Suggested frequencies are:
 CW  - 1826.5/1821, 3526, 7019, 10119, 14029, 18086, 21029, 24904 and 28029
 SSB - 3795, 7100, 14190, 18140, 21290, 24940 and 28490
 RTTY - 3583, 7043, 10136, 14083, 18103, 21083, 24923 and 28083 kHz
   QSX CW up 2 (160m dwn 2, JA 1810 - 1820).
   QSX SSB/RTTY up 5.

 QSL via YL2GN, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS (for direct or
Bureau) or E-mail requests via . A full LoTW upload will
be done in 3 months time after the end of their trip. For more details
and updates, see:      http://www.lral.lv/s21gm/index.html

UA2, KALININGRAD. Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as RW2F
during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Multi-
Multi entry. QSL via RW2F, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

V2, ANTIGUA. Bill, KG4ZXN, will be active as V21XN from Antigua Island
(NA-100) sometime in July. Activity is as follows per Bill: "This is a
holiday style activation to Antigua. I will be located in the southeast
end of the island. My priorities for the trip are my wife, cigars, rum,
sun shine and some radio. Not always in that order and sometimes all
together.... As for actual operating plan, I will be attempting multiple
bands and modes. If you hear me on CW understand that this is a new mode
to me and I am going to make mistakes. I will be on in the early hours
of the morning while the XYL enjoys sleeping in and in the evenings,
provided the rum punch has not taken its toll. Other times will be on
a whim. Equipment will be primarily a FT857D, and a YouKits HB1B for
some QRP CW work is also making the trip, with an end feed or Buddistick
depending where my room is." QSL via his home callsign, direct, eQSL, QRZ
or LoTW.

VP2, MONTSERRAT. Charles, K1XX, will once again be active as VP2MMF from
Montserrat Island (NA-103) between February 25th and March 5th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. He also plans to be in the
ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th). QSL via his home call-
sign, direct or LoTW.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. Operators John/AF3K and Ross/W2TT will be active
VP5/homecall from Turks and Caicos Island between March 23-30th. Activity
will be vacation style except for operation in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
(March 25-26th) using the callsign VP5P as a Multi-2 entry. QSL VP5P and
VP5/W2TT via W2TT, direct or LoTW. QSL VP5/AF3K via LoTW.

VP9, BERMUDA. Kurt, W6PH, will once again be active as VP9/W6PH for the
ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. QSL only direct to his home callsign W6PH.

XT2, BURKINA FASO. YL Elvira, IV3FSG, will be active as XT2SE from the
city of Ouagadouga between February 17th and March 13th. Activity will
be limited to her spare time on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31.
She is there working on a project for the Informatici Senza Frontiere
ONLUS. QSL via IK3GES.

ZA, ALBANIA. Operators Kees/PE1KL, Lennart/PD5LKM and YL Lisa/PA2LS will
be active as ZA/PA2LS from Albania between March 22-29th. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters as well as 6m and 2m using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY.
They will also be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th). QSL via
PA2LS, direct or by the Bureau.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (Update/Change). Operators Dan/N6MJ and John/K6AM will
be active as ZF1A (not ZF2ZJ as first announced) on Grand Cayman Islands
(NA-016) during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 18-19th)
as a Multi-Single/All-Band/High-Power entry. Look for activity outside
of the contest on 160-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters. QSL via K6AM,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
 ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Colin, G4CWH, will once again be active as ZF2CA
from the ZF1A club station on Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) between
March 9-13th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. His
activity will also include an entry in the 80th 2017 BERU (British Common-
wealth) Contest (March 11-12th). QSL via his home callsign direct.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
       The following stations are expected to be active in the
                 ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th, 2017)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2017 ARRL DX CW Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxc2017.html  (By callsign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxcd2017.html (By entity)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Contest        DXCC          Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                       Route
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3V8SS          Tunisia        SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
4M1K           Venezuela      SOSB          OH0XX
5J0NA San Andres & Providencia              LW9EOC
6Y2T           Jamaica        SOAB HP       VE3DZ
8P1W           Barbados       SOAB LP       KU9C
8P5A           Barbados       SOAB HP       LoTW
AH2R           Guam           M/?           LoTW
C6AKQ          Bahamas        SOSB 80M      N4BP
C6ARU          Bahamas        SOSB 20M      N4UM
C6AUM          Bahamas        SOSB 40M      K4RUM
CO8ZZ          Cuba           M/S
D4C         Cape Verde Island SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via IK2NCJ(B)/MCC (d)
E51DWC      South Cook Island HP            OK1DWC
FS/F8AAN       St Martin                    F8AAN (d/C)
HC1WBT         Ecuador        SO LP         W0OR
IS0/OM8A       Sardinia       SOAB HP       OM2VL
KG4ZK          Guantanamo                   W4ZYT
KH6LC          Hawaii         M/M           WA6WPG
KH7Q           Hawaii         SOAB          KH7Q(d); AH6NF (d)
LY4A           Lithuania      M/2           LoTW
NP2N        US Virgin Islands M/2           LoTW
NP2P        US Virgin Islands SO            LoTW
NP2X        US Virgin Islands M/?           LoTW
NP3A           Puerto Rico    SOAB LP       WD8CW
NP3X           Puerto Rico    SOAB LP       EB7DX
P40L           Aruba          M/S           WA3FRP
P40R           Aruba          M/2           LoTW
P40W           Aruba          SOAB          LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d)
PJ4X           Bonaire        M/?
PJ6T      St Eustatius & Saba               LoTW; QSL via NM1Y (d)
PJ7AA          Sint Maarten   SO            LoTW; QSL via AA9A
RW2F           Kaliningrad    M/M           (d)
TI6/HA5X       Costa Rica     SO            HA5XA
TI5W           Costa Rica     SOAB HP       LoTW; QSL via W4FS
TO1A           French Guiana  SOSB 15M      F5HRY
TO7A           Martinique     SO HP         UT5UGR
V3M            Belize         M/S           (C); QSL via W0MU
V3T            Belize         M/S           LoTW; QSL via WC0W
V43Z         St Kitts & Nevis SOAB          QSL via 
V31JZ/p        Belize         SOAB LP       NN7A; QSL via (B/d)
VP2M(??)       Montserrat     M/S           By AI2N N2ZN WJ2O
VP5K           Turks & Caicos M/?           LoTW; QSL via K0PC & (C)
VP5M           Turks & Caicos SO LP         K4QPL
VP9/W6PH       Bermuda        SOAB LP       W6PH (d)
YN2NB          Nicaragua      SOAB          N1SNB
WP3C           Puerto Rico    M/S           W3HNK
WP3R           Puerto Rico                  W3HNK
ZF9CW          Cayman Islands               K5GO
ZF1A           Cayman Islands M/S           K6AM
ZL3X           New Zealand    M/S           LoTW
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs February 19, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11780 & 6180, Feb 19 at 0729, for the fourth night in a row, no signals from RNB/RNA. We still await any news about what has caused this absence; Brazilian DXers are not discussing it on the radioescutas yg with 1380 other members. Perhaps they overlook anything in English? 6180 does have a JBA carrier from alguma coisa at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 3344.869, Feb 19 at 1345, JBA carrier on signature off-frequency of RRI Ternate. Confirmed regularly active at http://rri.jpn.org/ (as ``3345``) until sign-off close to 1500*. Sign-on times vary widely from as early as *1959 to as late as *2051. This is one of only three remaining active RRI tropical stations, the others being 3325 and 4870-. Ron Howard put it on 3344.85 until 1503* Jan 29. Walt Salmaniw reported 3344.867 on Jan 6. Last time I measured it was Sept 2, 2016 at 1234 on 3344.865 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, Feb 19 at 1411, no signal at all from RSO. It hasn`t been enough for easy listening in a long time, but if on, surely there would be a trace. Ivo`s reports indicate it is quite sporadic with English not always occupying this hour and only this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Feb 19 at 1407, music at S4-S6, so SIBC must be on late again, perhaps simulcasting Wantok FM. Ron Howard reported yesterday they were extending past 1200* again but not daily; on Feb 18 he says they ended modulation at 1314, dead air past 1608! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13557.539, Feb 19 at 1418, HIFER beacon sending MTI ID at very slow rate every 13.5 seconds or so, or slightly more than 4 times per minute. It`s from Stone Mountain, GA near Atlanta. Haven`t heard this one since Oct 14 at 1447 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15670, Sun Feb 19 at 1406*, steady S9 open carrier goes off seconds after I tune in --- no doubt VOA Greenville testing for later Radiogram broadcast Sunday at 1930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday February 19 at 0437 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+20, at Nigeria item, 18 minutes into show, so started circa 0419. Ivo in Bulgaria confirms Sun Feb 19 at 1130 on HLR 9485-CUSB. Next:
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Something new at the WRMI skedgrid, a new entry in magenta called ``System E`` only for 0000-0100 on 6855: `Christmas R.` on UT Mondays, of all things; blanx for rest of week. Rest of the time, 6855 is still shown matching many of the other Systems on other frequencies. As of Jan 14, here`s what was on 6855 at 00-01:
0000-0030 System H AWR = 5950
0030-0100 System F Slovakia = 11580, 5850
This is a pre-log, I hope, if I can get it; otherwise will have to wait a week. Others please try it, too. I don`t notice anything else significantly changed in the non-9955 program grid,
http://tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
but monitoring has: Wolfgang B?schel reports a media program in Ukrainian or Russian at 0638 UT Sunday Feb 19 on 5850. I would guess that is the expanded to a semi-hour `Radio Panorama` in Russian, replacing World Music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15240, Sunday Feb 19 at 1641, no signal from WWRB with R. Munansi, while 15825 WWCR is poorly audible. Not heard since a JBA signal on Feb 4, so deleted? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UZBEKISTAN. 15755, Feb 19 at 1407, S Asian song at S4-S6 with heavy flutter. HFCC B-16 shows since 30 Oct: 1300-1530 TWR via Tashkent, multilingual. But what is it, exactly? NOT in latest Aoki of Feb 18, nor in EiBi of Feb 7. Not in WRTH B-16 update version 2 (incorporating some of my correxions), either. Plowing thru the extremely complex TWR INDIA schedule in the WRTH 2017 itself, the only Sunday 1400+ transmission listed via Tashkent is Hindi on 7505, so perhaps 15755 is a replacement for that. The 7505 schedule showed 100 kW at 131 degrees, 1400-1415 Hindi daily except Awadhi on Wednesdays. Nor have I found 15755 in Ivo Ivanov`s reports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZAMBIA. 13680, Sunday Feb 19 at 1415, S4-S6 Voice of Hope - Africa but in American accent with a story about Galilee & Simon Peter`s doings. This weekend-only broadcast is now our best chance to hear it with the suspension of weekday mornings on 11680. 4965 & 6065 in the weekday evenings until 2200 are really too early for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6270.00-USB, Feb 19 at 0737, JBA 2-way, seems Italian. This is a legit ship communications frequency, channel 15 paired with 6321.0, per Kingenfuss of 2002y. When Cuba was on both 6060 and 6165, it would put a leapfrog on 6270, often checked but not heard lately, maybe not from same site to possiblize this any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9520.32-USB, Feb 19 at 0735, very poor 2-way signals in Spanish, INTRUDING (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 2001 UT February 19
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Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs February 19, 2017
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2017

** BRAZIL [non]. 11780, Feb 18 at 0142 check, RNA/RNB is still off.
6180, the other RNA/RNB frequency, Feb 18 at 0152 has algo on it other than Brasil, about S6, presumably CRI English southward via Kashgar at 00-02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 7380.3, Feb 18 at 0148, carrier open averaging S6. This could be something interesting. Then searching my archive on that off-frequency I get ONE hit, from 11 years ago:
``Freqs changes for VOIROI / IRIB:
1930-1957 Italian NF 5910.0 (55544), ex 6100.0
1930-1957 Italian NF 7380.3 (55454), ex 7355.3
(R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov, via wwdxc BC-DX June 28 [2006] via RusDX)``
In current Aoki we have this starting less than half a sesquihour later:
7380 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0230-0530 1234567 Arabic "Al-Quds TV" 500 289 Zahedan
One other less likely possibility listed on 7380(.0) is AIR Chennai starting at 0300 with 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [and non]. 13650, Feb 17 at 2259, NHK IS prior to Thai direct from Yamata, under big open carrier from CUBA about to start Portuguese. On the BST-1 caradio whose memory scan would not have stopped here without the Cuban carrier. I had this frequency programmed from a previous season when Iran was on it in English to North America, nevermore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 11868 & 11351, Feb 18 at 2155, seem to be some blobs here which soon disappear along with 11610, MWV Chinese until 2156*. Dave Valko had been hearing such spurs, but I tuned in too late to investigate them here today. How about after 2200 from another fundamental? Checked 9535 and found RHC Spanish with weak Chinese QRM. If same ~258 kHz separation, would land on 9277 and 9793. More likely would be from 11770 Arabic, circa 11512 & 12028, so look for those henceforth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17720, Feb 18 at 1716, S9 in Swahili. That`s AWR via Talata at 1700-1728 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7254.923, Feb 18 at 0610, Voice of Nigeria in Hausa, as usual. No further signs of // 9690- as I heard once lately, at least after 0700 in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.927, Feb 18 at 2248, VP S4 carrier, presumably a pirate. One guess here is Liquid Radio on 6924.95, as early as 2018 and as late as 2325:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=32955.0
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 90.1, Sat Feb 18 at 1949 UT on caradio, open carrier/dead air. Still so quite a few minutes later. Apparently KUCO, which would be running Metropolitan Opera at this time. Occasional bits of the Met come thru the OC, from KHCC, also a Met carrier. KHCC, Hutchinson, Radio Kansas is always a CCI problem depending on tropo enhancement, antenna orientation, but KUCO normally stronger, i.e. the one with dead air. Earlier today KHCC was bothering KUCO more than usual, altho nothing special was showing on the tropo maps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, Feb 18 at 1950 UT, open carrier/dead air from KAMG-LP Enid, not to be outdone by KUCO. But this could go on for days, judging from previous unattended behavior. It a Spanish gospel huxter satellator when funxional, not exactly a locally programmed station as originally envisioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Feb 18 at 1711, 1935 chex, no sign of WWRB with Radio Munansi clandestine. Neighbor WWCR managed a VP 15825 carrier at 1711. Is Munansi gone for good? Also look for it Sunday sometime between 16 and 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7435-USB, Sat Feb 18 at 1728, MARS net at midday, 8TX1, with full call AFA8KX, 1729 says the net is now free without NCS supervision, secure at will, full callsigns are required. Notable that at night this is a Radio Mart? broadcast frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed Friday February 17 at 2230 on WRMI 11580, 6855 and 5950. Yes, 6855 is back on and not 6870 as I was hypothesizing earlier. Missed checking next airing, UT Sat 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Confirmed by Ivo in Bulgaria, 0630 UT Sat Feb 18 on HLR 6190-CUSB. I try to confirm Sat 1530 on HLR 7265, but once again via UTwente SDR can hear only two other stations mixing, one of them with S Asian music, CRI Hindi via Kashgar. I now think the understation is CNR2 from Baoji site, listed in Aoki until 1605. Recheck at the end, still no WOR/HLR audible, *1601 everything blotted by huge CRI Russian. WOR 1865 also confirmed Sat Feb 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.84v-CUSB, good. Next:
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5129.83-AM, UT Sat Feb 18 at 0129, WBCQ // 7490, but 5129.83 is axually better by 0142, despite considerable storm noise; the only Blitzortung around North America is off the coast of Louisiana. Allan Weiner Worldwide and Timtron are discussing what an impressive facility the other SW station in Maine was, WCSN. This sounds familiar, a repeat from months ago? Someone says it was sold to Adventist World Radio --- no, it went to Voice of Historic Adventism, WVHA for a while, a splinter sect who would not appreciate being confused with mainstream Adventists. (Whatever happened to them after they got out of the SW biz? I think the single 500 kW transmitter in Maine wound up with WHRI after LeSEA took over the WSHB site in South Carolina.)
9330.00, meanwhile at 0134 check, the other WBCQ is close to on-frequency! with Blalock the blaster. It was probably on OK for WOR at 0030.
9329.82v-CUSB, Feb 18 at 2157, Brother Scare in expanded WBCQ relay schedule, 2159 cut to WBCQ ID and promo, 2200 to test broadcast from Radio Mi Amigo International as publicized for this date and frequency. Sounds like same opening disco tune as last week on 7490 but this one mentions being on 9330 and requesting reports. Frequency is drifting up and down, e.g. 9329.83 shortly; 9329.85 at 2243, mentioning oldies from the 70s. S9 to S7.
7490.13, Sat Feb 18 at 2238, this WBCQ is also on an hour early with different rock music than Amigo on 9330v --- British DJ with oldies from the 60s, Beatles `Hold Your Hand`. Sounds like the guy heard exactly one week ago, so Atlantic Oldies 2NG, here to stay at 22-23 Sats? Anyway per http://2ngradio.com/ he is scheduled again for this Sat Feb 18 and also two hours later UT Sun Feb 19 at 0000 on 9330, unchecked.
Meanwhile the WBCQ combined program schedule http://schedule.wbcq.com/ still does not show any of these recent changes, nor even the greatly expanded Brother Scare hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, Sat Feb 18 at 2330, this WRMI is starting yet another replay of the DSWCI tribute special (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Sat Feb 18 at 1725, WTWW-1 night frequency is on at midday! And not on 9475 where first noticed silence. Usual SFAW stuff, and surprisingly good signal S9+20, so this close, 9 MHz not really needed. Almost the OSOB on 49m at this time, just a trace of 6070 CFRX. Before 1900, 9475 is back on.
After 1900, WTWW-2 on 9930 with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx`, continuous organ/piano concert until 1933, over to `Amateur Radio Newsline`. An hour earlier, another good music program despite the title, `Talking Machine Show` was heard on WWCR 12160 until 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0332 UT February 19
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Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:32:09 +0000 (UTC)
From: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com>
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Cc: <swl@mailman.qth.net>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2017
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sábado, 18 de fevereiro de 2017

Cómo será la Radio en el Hogar en el Año 1950. (Hugo Gernsback, 1935).

Cómo será la Radio en el Hogar en el Año 1950. (Hugo Gernsback, 1935).

Transcribimos del número de marzo de 1935 de la publicación argentina “Radio Revista”:
“Dentro de los quince próximos años se ha de producir un desarrollo y perfeccionamiento portentoso de la radio, que permitirá disponer en el hogar de instalaciones realmente extraordinarias.
Veamos lo que dice al respecto Mr. Hugo Gernsback, en su prestigiosa revista “Radio Craft”.
blockquoteEl público en general sabe que uno de mis entretenimientos ha sido siempre – en cuestión radio –  el de prever  lo  que pudiera ocurrir, sobre la base de los estudios realizados en un momento dado.
Así es como en los últimos veinte años en diferentes oportunidades, me he permitido predecir lo que a mi juicio bien podría ocurrir en radio y lo interesante es que luego esas predicciones se han cumplido con mayor o menor exactitud, y muchas de ellas fueron luego adoptadas universalmente.
Para no remontarnos demasiado lejos, vamos a refrescar la memoria de los lectores aficionados de los primeros años.
En 1921, cuando yo era editor de “Radio News”, publiqué en diferentes oportunidades mi opinión sobre lo que podría  llegar a ser el receptor del hogar; predije entonces que los aparatos  radio-receptores  del tipo consola serían de uso constante, y hasta los bauticé: radiotrola. Posteriormente el tiempo me dió la razón y aquel tipo de aparatos se hizo común. Se recordará también que aquellos aparatos comenzaron a ser fabricados comercialmente en el año 1926 aproximadamente.
Lo interesante es que no debe pensarse que predecir acontecimientos de esta índole sea cosa extraordinaria; por el contrario, es fácil cuando uno está interiorizado de la evolución de la radio; únicamente que es cuestión de tiempo. El tiempo no puede precisarse con exactitud, pero un hecho en sí, puede determinarse como seguro, con sólo sentido común y, naturalmente, conocimiento.
Para predecir un progreso de la radio, siempre tengo en cuenta las condiciones de la evolución de la ciencia de mi predilección, desde un punto de vista que me parezca razonable.
Otras veces sucede que la idea hasta se lleva a la práctica, pero inconvenientes de detalles impiden de ponerla a disposición del público pues cuando una cosa se populariza en esta forma es sólo cuando se ha llegado a la mayor sencillez posible; de otra manera, no puede ponerse al alcance de todo el mundo.
Por lo tanto, es mi propósito ofrecer ahora al lector algunas de esas predicciones sobre lo que podrá llegar a ser la radio en el hogar, posiblemente allá por el año 1950. No creo exagerar mucho el pensar que éste sea el límite máximo, pues a lo mejor se cumple bastante tiempo antes del que estimo como probable.
Por lo pronto, puede descontarse que el radio-equipo para el hogar por aquellos años deberá incluir la televisión. Junto con los técnicos actuales de esta ciencia, estoy de acuerdo en que, para entonces, será ya una cosa enteramente corriente.
Además, por aquel entonces la televisión no recurrirá a los medios mecánicos sino que exclusivamente se emplearán los tubos catódicos, que serán los que suministrarán los mejores resultados. Tampoco será necesario utilizar los de grandes dimensiones que hoy se emplean en los laboratorios, sino que se emplearán unos muy pequeños pero de gran rendimiento.
También será corriente la recepción de facsímiles; sí por ejemplo, el aparato se encargará, todos los días se suministramos una hoja impresa, a manera de diario, con la información que nos interese, pues ya sintonizaremos lo que deseamos.
Para que el lector pueda formarse una clara idea. de lo que podrá ser el equipo, publicamos un esquema lo suficientemente explicativo.
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  • Radio Revista, Buenos Aires, Argentina, marzo 1935. (Archivo Horacio Nigro Geolkiewsky/LGdS).
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