terça-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2017

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EURAO Party - Autumn 2017: FT8, a brand new mode new

The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "FT8, a brand new mode". Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 10-11, 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 11 at 0525, JBA carrier from WRMI, vs slightly stronger 11580, and slightly stronger than that 11520 WEWN. Presumably with R. Biafra as scheduled.
7240, Dec 11 at 0526, I check the other R. Biafra relay frequency, via FRANCE, and hear it the best yet, in fact for the first time with definite audio: it`s very poor S9-S7 but no QRhaM; OM announcer, maybe in English; 0528:45 music and the usual YL with schedule announcement. I cannot read details, but seems too brief so apparently she no longer mentions an evening broadcast at ``8 pm`` which appears to have been canceled, at least via WRMI. 0529:40 to dead air, and off the air at 0530:07*. Back to 11530: still detectable on air, and probably with World Music fill until 0600 Brother Scare hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KIRITIMATI. 846, Dec 11 at 0531, JJBA carrier from presumed R. Kiribati; none audible at another check 0630. Need to monitor it for longer periods, as some have reported drastic ups and downs in signal levels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [non]. (7490), UT Sun Dec 10 at 0400-0500 on WBCQ, monthly `Broad Spectrum Radio`, as previewed by James Branum, an hour of music celebrating holidays of various religions, lesser-known tunes, not all of them serious. Since 7490 had faded to poor level earlier in evening, and since I was on the computer anyway, I didn`t even try to hear it on SW, sorry. Unfortunately the webcast buffered a lot especially during the first half --- maybe because too many of us were trying to listen that way, and then some of us gave up. Anyhow, all about the enjoyable ``Winter Holiday Music Mashup`` here, and a play link:
http://broadspectrumradio.com/2017/12/09/december-2017-bsr-international-magazine-show-winter-holiday-music-mashup/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1907 monitoring: missed checking 0030 UT Monday December 11 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, but probably inaudible/off the air? as usual. Confirmed UT Monday December 12 from 0400 sharp on Area 51 webcast, but no signal at 0428 check on WBCQ 5130v (it was also inaudible earlier at 0154 check). John Carver, mid-north Indiana, relies on the A51 WOR airing, but reported at 0406 UT:
``FYI. Going to try WRMI for World of Radio this evening. 5130 transmitter turned on and was running promos at 2357. At 2358 transmitter went down. Two attempts to start after 0030 and finally came up at 0048. Went into a Jean Shepherd show and crashed again about forty-two minutes into that and has never come back up since.  Need to try the other frequency for WOR this evening.``
WOR confirmed here UT Monday December 12 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, poor S9-S7. Next:
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1908?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.11, Dec 11 at 0154 check, WBCQ Brother Scare has varied to the plus side for a change; while 5130v which ought to be audible with Area 51, is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Re my log of 1270 KFLC at midday, Tim Hall replies:
``A quick clarification - KFLC is Univision Deportes, not ESPN Deportes. 1540 KZMP is the ESPN Deportes affiliate for the Dallas area. Most (all?) of the Univision-operated stations (KTNQ-1020, KLSQ-870, etc.) now air Univision Deportes, but this does not appear to be a full-time format, as I often hear these stations reverting back to the old "Amor Celestial" Spanish contemporary Christian format, or running a variety of music. Along these lines, I'm pretty confident that the UNID ESPN Deportes 1020 you reported a few months ago was KTNQ running Univision Deportes. 73 Tim``
KTNQ is 50/50 kW U4 Los ?ngeles, day and night null toward me and KDKA --- don`t think I`d ever heard it or any previous call (gh, DXLD)
** U S A. 1540.116v, Dec 10 at 2351 UT, first on caradio on way to an Xmas program, still tuned to 1540 for yesterday`s KXEL midday reception, now a big low-audible-heterodyne (LAH) and classic rock music, at first not sure that`s the station causing the het. Soon ID as ``KGBC (?) 1480``, with three Houston suburbs, ``we`ve got you covered``. The one I recognize and retain is Clear Lake.
The 1480 station is KLVL Padadena, NOT KGBC, but I`m positive the letters uttered were nothing like KLVL, altho first sounded like KGBD. It so happens that the two are jointly owned, by Siga, so are they now running // and KLVL also branded as ``KGBC``? 1480 is blocked here by Spanish from KBXD Metroplex. Next break at 2356 UT of same format, but this time really as ``KGBC 1540``. Natch, fade into QRM for hourtop legal(?) ID. But Michael Jackson playing until 0002 UT December 11.
Back home on the R75 at 0155 UT, I measure the off-frequency and do match it to the above stunting. 0158 UT, another ``we`ve got you covered`` slogan, hard rock. 0202 UT fade for quick mumbled legal(?) ID, then a chiropractic ad which starts out sounding like a PSA, but with a 713-phone; also frequently heard something with an 877 toll-free number.
A year or two ago, KGBC Galveston was off-frequency like this for a long time, but more recently had attained 1540.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 900.15, Dec 11 at 0635 UT, something here making a het upon the 900s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1643 UT December 11
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segunda-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1343 December 11, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1343 December 11, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1343
BID: $OPDX.1343
Dece,ber 11, 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, KD3CQ, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, AA5AM, AA6RE, W6SZN, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, AJ9C, 5B4AHJ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JG7PSJ, LY5W, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY2WAS, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 2nd/December, through Saturday, 9th/December there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BS7, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9L, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD9, 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. Dirk, DF2XG, is now active as 3W9XG from Hai Phong. Length
of his stay is unknown at this time. He is there working as a project
manager for an industrial project in Quang Ngai. He states that he may
be relocated to the Quang Ngai Province at beginning of 2018. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters using a FT-991 (with a key) into a random wire
running only 20 watts. He was heard this past week on 20 meters CW around
1115z. QSL via info on QRZ.com.

3W, VIETNAM (Also XW). John, KB4FB, will be active as 3W9FB from Da Nang
sometime early January, and then a short break to Vientiane, Laos, as
XW4FB, with a return to Vietnam in February 2018. Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via LoTW. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW in March
2018.

3Y0X BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was posted on the 3Y0X Web
FaceBook page  December
5th, [edited]:           Propagation From 3Y0Z to You...
  The Propagation Page on our website 
has been updated and now includes a button visitors can click, enter their
call and grid square and get a propagation forecast specific for their QTH
-- all bands over a 24 hour period.
  These helpful propagation predictions were created using the work of
Stu, K6TU, and are based on the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration’s estimate of average sunspot numbers for February of 2018.
  We hope you will find this information helpful in your upcoming quest
to work 3Y0Z!

4L, GEORGIA. World-Traveller/DXer Vlad, UA4WHX, will soon be active as
4L/UA4WHX from Georgia. Activity is usually on 40/30/20/17 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. As always, the length of his stay is not known. QSL
via his home callsign.

5B4, CYPRUS (Special Event). Alex, 5B4ALX//IZ4AMS, is active with the
special callsign, 5B4XMAS, until December 31st. This Christmas celebratory
station will be on all HF bands (160-10m) using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. A special QSL will be printed in January 2018 for the event. QSL
via IZ4AMS and "NOT NOT NOT CYPRUS QSL BUREAU". Also, ClubLog's OQRS.
For more details and updates, see:       http://www.5b4alx.cloud

9A, CROATIA NEWS (New 60-Meter Allocation, Expanded 160-Meter Privileges).
The ARRL Web page reports: "Croatian radio amateurs now have access to a
secondary 60-meter allocation of 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz, as agreed to at
World Radio-communication Conference 2015, with a maximum 15 W EIRP. For
the last several years, the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network
Industries (HAKOM) has issued 1-year licenses to operate on 60 meters. 
  Hams in Croatia also now have access to more of 160 meters: 1,810-1,850
kHz with a maximum power of 1.5 kW PEP, and 1,850-2,000 kHz with a maximum
power of 1 kW PEP. HAKOM published the changes in late November. They
became effective on December 2nd."

C5, THE GAMBIA. Przemyslaw, SP3PS, will be active as C5/SP3PS from The
Gambia between December 30th and January 12th, 2018. Activity will be on
40, 20 (14303 kHz) and 10 meters. QSL via his home callsign. ADDED NOTE
FROM SP3PS: "For a few years we have been flying with our wife regularly,
mostly in winter, to the beautiful and wonderfully warm Gambia. We have
also decided to settle there permanently and build a small house there
for ourselves. In connection with the above, there will be a fixed station
with directional antennas installed in the future, which will be available
to all willing amateur radio students..... We will be staying with the
wife in Gambia to finalize certain matters and therefore I will have a
radio and antenna with me, unfortunately we will be living in a hotel so
far, the antenna will be only FD3, but I hope so for interesting com-
munications, perhaps also in favorable conditions with Poland."

C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Tim/N4UM, Mike/K4RUM and Bob/N4BP will be active
as C6ARU, C6AUM, C6AKQ, respectively, from east of Marsh Harbor on Abaco
Island (NA-080) between February 6-20th, 2018. Activity will be on 160-6
meters. They plan to operate in the CQWW WPX RTTY (February 11-12th) and
ARRL DX CW (February 17-18th) contests. Callsigns and Class were not
mentioned. QSL C6ARU via N4UM direct only. QSL C6AUM via K4RUM, direct,
ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. QSL C6AKQ via N4BP direct only.

E4, PALESTINE. YL Elvira, IV3FSG, is once again active as E44YL from
Bethlehem until December 18th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
Look for Elvira to operate SSB and possibly the Digital modes. QSL all
SSB and Digital mode QSOs via IK3GES. Logs will be uploaded to both
LoTW and ClubLog after the operation.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Operators Tom/WV6E and Chadraabal/JT1CO were
active as E51TOM and E51ACO, respectively, from South Cook Islands this
past week (between December 4-8th). QSL E51TOM via WV6E. QSL E51ACO via
JT1CO and LoTW.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Rieder, HB9FIH, will once again be active as EA8/HB9FIH
from El Hierro Island (AF-004)[is the smallest and farthest south and west
of the Canary Islands] between December 12th and the end of March (2018).
Activity will be 80-10 meters (possibly 6m) using 100 watts, and mainly
on CW, RTTY, PSK and some SSB. When he operates portable (SOTA HI-001),
activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using CW. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or by
the Bureau.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-153.  Members of the West Bengal Amateur Radio Club (VU2MQT) will
           once again be active as AU2WBR from Sagar Island between
           January 1st and March 31st. Their activity coincides with
           the 2018 Ganga Sagar Mela pilgrimage, and will be on various
           HF bands. QSL via VU2NRO.

  EU-123.  Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as MM1E from Great Cumbrae
           Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th, 2018) as a
           Single-Op/All-Bands/SSB-Mode/DXpedition entry. QSL via LoTW
            ClubLog's OQRS or by the Bureau.

  EU-171.  Thomas, DL7UZO, and his XYL will be active as 5P9Z/P from the
           Jylland North Group between December 28th and January 4th, 2018.
           Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He
           will be looking for NA on 160m during the night. QSL via his
           home callsign, direct (see QRZ.com) or ClubLog's OQRS (Bureau/
           direct). Visit his Web site at:   http://5p9z.com/home

  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new  have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

JD1, OGASAWARA. Harry, JG7PSJ, will once again be active as JD1BMH from
Chichijima Island (AS-031) between December 24th and January 2nd. This
will be his 20th visit. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via the Bureau to JD1BMH or direct to JG7PSJ. Visit his
Web page for more details at:  http://sapphire.es.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh
Also, on Twitter:              https://twitter.com/jd1bmh

JW, SVALBARD. Morten, LA4JSA, will be active as JW4JSA, from Bear Island
[Bjørnøya] (EU-027), until June 1st, 2018. He is there on a work assignment.
Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

KH2, GUAM. Masao, JA1HOP, is once again active as AC2BF/KH2 from Guam
(OC-026) until December 12th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
FT8/JT65/RTTY/PSK/SSB/CW (but mainly FT8/CW). QSL via JA1OHP, by the
Bureau or LoTW.

MD, ISLE OF MAN. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as MD1E from the Isle of
Man (EU-116) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th, 2018) usually
as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

MD, ISLE OF MAN. Mark, M0UTD, will be active as MD1U from the Isle of
Man (EU-116) during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th, 2018) usually
as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

OJ9X -- BREAKING NEWS FROM FINLAND -- FAR NORTH OF EUROPE (Press Release,
dates December 6th). [edited] OJ9X QRV FROM DEC 6th THRU DEC 31st, 2017
-- Santa Radio, along with their head figure Santa Claus, are celebrating
this December 6th and upcoming Christmas as a very special period for the
Republic of Finland, OH-land. We invite you to join the party for the
next 25 days.
  The OJ9X special callsign was released by the Finnish Regulatory Authority
for this country-wide operation, which will see several radio clubs partic-
ipating across all bands and modes.
  The first 100 scoring the highest number of bands/modes, with the top
10 from each continent, will qualify for the prestigious "Finland 100
Years -Award" signed by Santa himself along with the prime minister of
Finland. At the same time the Finnish prime minister, Mr. Juha Sipilä,
is a patron of this special event.
  FINLAND AND THE PAST 100 YEARS -- The famous Finnish parliamentarian
Professor, the late Martti Tiuri said that Finland as a region was never
intended for human habitation. So challenging was the setup, that along
with the Aurora Borealis, even radio propagation was pushed to nil. But
who said that life was meant to be easy? With hard work, Finns built their
country in 100 years into the most modern western democracy. Today, it is
called a model pupil within the European Union. While Finns stand tall
today, being one of the soundest societies in the world, they also want
to remember those thousands upon thousands that lost their lives securing
Finland’s sovereignty.
  With a unified force of 5 million inhabitants, the Finns have set their
targets smartly and come up with impressive achievements in many walks of
life, such as mixing a wide variety of traditional and high-tech Industries,
nature, science, the arts and education. In fact, education is one of their
strong export footholds today.
  Finland’s foreign policy stands unmatched. They get along and work
equally well with the East and West ­ staying outside of any and all
military alliances. They even specialize in going out into the world to
promote peace and peacekeeping, helping others live their lives in harmony,
appreciating and respecting their identity and differences.
  The former President of Finland, Mr. Martti Ahtisaari, while in office
and thereafter, sported these valuable skills, and was recently honored
with the Nobel Peace Prize. Martti acted as the UN Envoy to The United
Nations Secretary General, drafting a roadmap for resolving conflicts and
even creating new countries under the UN auspices. Countries such as
Namibia (V5) and Kosovo (Z6) are bearing Martti’s initials and now enjoying
peace while making a progress the same way as Finland once did.
  Come by on all bands and congratulate the Finns and find your way into
their hearts today with one of their S-Passwords: Santa, Sauna, Sisu,
Sibelius and Suvivirsi ­ those five that truly make Finland tick!
   * You can follow your score in the ClubLog.

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W from Aruba (SA-036)
during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 17-18th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. He will be there between February 12-20th. Operations outside of the
contest are usually 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.

PJ2, CURACAO. Rudy, NF9V, will once again be active as PJ2/NF9V from
Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA LH-0942) between February 13-20th, 2018. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. Rudy is there
to be a team member and to help put the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's
(CCC) Signal Point Station, PJ2T, on the air for the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 17-18th).

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 11-17th).......
 Dec/11th HN      Dec/14th  AN     Dec/16th  AN
 Dec/12th HN      Dec/15th  AN     Dec/17th  AN
 Dec/13th HN

   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    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

  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  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:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

PY0F/PU0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Operators Rafael/PY2NDX and João/PU2XDX
will be active as PY0F/PY2NDX and PU0F/PU2XDX, respectively, from Fernando
de Noronha Island (SA-003) between January 27th and February 1st, 2018.
They will operate on HF Bands. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL
PU0F/PU2XDX via PU2XDX and PY0F/PY2NDX via PY2NDX.

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  (December 10th) 
  --------------------------------------------------------------------
  5V7SM via F5IVC (d)    EM25IWW via UR7IWW        OL17YOTA via OL17YOTA (C/N)
  5W0DXA via JA1DXA (d)  G6MC via G2YL             ON4YOTA via ON4YOTA (C/N)
  A61QQ via A61BK & (L)  HA6YOTA via HA6YOTA (C/N) OZ100DVI via OZ1IVA
  CK100VDA via VA1YL     HC8LUT via IK2DUW & (L)   S510PMC via S59DCD
  CN17JIM via EA7FTR     HG0IDPD via HA5MA (d/C/N) SN150MJP via SP3PGR
  CT9/DL1CW via DL1CW    HG0YOTA via HG0YOTA (C/N) SP0CFF via SP2FAP (d)
  DU2/G0KFA via G0KFA    HP3SS via AC2OV (d)   VY1JA via N3SL(d)/JA3JM(**)/(L)
  E44YL via IK3GES       IY3VE via IQ3ME           W9G via WA9BZW (d/L)
  EA7/OH2HOD via OH2HOD  J42CPMV via SV2HXV & (L)  XU7AJA via N0MMA (d/L)
  EA8/G4BUD/M via G4BUD  LZ710SG via LZ1KCP        XW4ZW via K1SE & (L)
  ED8ED via EA8ED & (L)  M6T via G4BWP (O/L)
  EG5ERC via EB5AG & (L) OJ9X via OH2BH
  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (**) Japan Only 

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/5T5TI
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/DU9/R4WAA_OC175
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/DU9/RZ3FW_OC175
  https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/OJ9X

  HR2J QSLS. Mike, AJ9C, reports that he used the callsign HR2J during
  the 2016 CQWW CW Contest. He does have the log for the contest and will
  answer direct requests for QSLs from this contest only. No bureau cards.
  Javier, HR2J, who recently became SK (see below) used LoTW so Bureau
  type requests can be answered by LoTW. (in Mike's opinion).

  NEW QSL ROUTE. Sam, LY5W, informs OPDX that he has all of the LOGs of
  Roman's, RN5M, operations. He also has the DIRECT (only) paper QSL cards.
  Sam has the LOGs for the following activities: CN2MA, JT5MA, EA8/RN5M,
  LY/RN5M and RN5M/6Y5. PLEASE no Bureau cards, they have not arrived for
  SAM yet because Roman was not a LY QSL Bureau member. Please read the
  instructions listed on QRZ.com. ADDED NOTE: Sam is also the QSL Manager
  for the following stations: CN2MA, FM/VE8DX, IT9AUG, JT5MA and LY2W
  (direct). Sam, himself, has other callsigns: LY1DR, LY10DR, LY10W,
  LY2BIM, LY61DR, LY75DR, LY91DR, LY95DR, LY98DR, LY16W, LY20W, LY25W,
  LY27W, LY200NB, LY37W, LY550W, LY600W, LY605W, LY70W, LY755W, LY760W,
  DL/LY1DR, IT9/LY5W, OE/LY5W, SP/LY5W, YL/LY5W, LY53SOP, LY54SOP, LY55SOP,
  LY10NATO, IG9/LY5W, UP2BIM, W9/LY5W, W4/LY5W, KD9CVR, RN5M, RV3MA, TO2M
  (2015), 6Y2M and 6Y5/VE8DX, 6Y5/RN5M, IT9/VE8DX, V85/VE8DX and V85/VE3LA.
   QSL all via LY5W direct only.

  UT1FG/MM QSLS. John, K8YSE, reports, "Yuri has asked that anyone who
  has not received confirmations from this year and previous year's
  operations to prepare logsheets so that he can mail them out when he
  arrives in New Orleans.  anticipates a 15th or 16th
  December arrival, but get these to me 
  now so that he has time to get them ready for mailing. Instructions
  are at .  There are no changes from the original pro-
  cedure. The Seahorse is a relatively new ship and is wider than previous
  vessels so it cannot go through the locks in the Great Lakes. So he will
  be more restricted as to possible destinations than he was last season.
  He has been very busy with his duties and has had little time for any-
  thing else. He sends his regards to all."

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3C0L, 3C1L, 5T5TI (AF-050), 9L/KW4XJ, CG3YXO,
  CM2XN, CT1BWU, CU4DX, EA7KW, F6GCP, HH2AA, HH2MK, HI8HCJ, HV0A, J5T,
  LY2BAW, OH0Z, ON6SAT, PJ2T, RI1ANO, S79Z, SM4GOJ, SP2DDX, SP6T, TO2SP,
  YE6YE, YV4DYJ and ZF9CW

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4S7VBB/p, 4S7VBG/P (AS-171), 5T5OK, 5T9VB,
  C31CT, CE7/UA4WHX, CE9/UA4WHX, CE0Y/UA4WHX, CE0Z/UA4WHX, CT8/UA4WHX,
  E40VB, E44WE, HK0/UA4WHX, IT9/UA4WHX, LU8DPM, PZ5VB, R24RRC (AS-044),
  RI0C (AS-069), SU9VB, TI5/N5BEK, VK9VKL and ZL4YL

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!!!

SILENT KEYS (SK)......
  * Javier Pinel, HR2J, has became a Silent Key (SK) on November 29th.
    He ran a station in HR-land for rental.

  * John Plenderleith, 9M6XRO, became a Silent Key on December 4th.
    John was also GM3OOK and G3OOK before settling in East Malaysia in
    2005 and was a member of CDXC and the GM-DX Group.

  OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to
  the family and friends of the above mentioned.

SPECIAL EVENT (96th Anniv. Of 1st Transatlantic Shortwave Transmission). 
Monday, December 11th, will mark the 96th anniversary of the first message
to ever be sent across the Atlantic Ocean using shortwave frequencies. The
original event in 1921 was called "The Transatlantic Tests" and was
organized to determine if amateur radio signals could be heard in Europe
using short wave frequencies. Several stations will be participating by
establishing contacts between the U.S. and Europe including:
    N1BCG (Greenwich, CT - where the first successful message was sent
          by 1BCG)
    GM7VSB (Ardossan, Scotland - where the receiving station was located)
    KB3WFV (Chesapeake Bay, MD)
    W2PA (Millbrook, NY)
    N1ALF (Greenwich, CT)
  Bands and frequencies have not been set to permit flexibility due to
propagation, but will likely begin during the day (Eastern U.S.) on
20 meters USB.
  Additional information can be found at:
    https://www.qrz.com/db/N1BCG
    http://www.internetwork.com/radio/n1bcg
    http://w2pa.net/HRH/crossingsi-aquitania
    https://books.google.com/books?id=1...2&pg=PP7#v=onepage&q=qst february 1922&f=true

TY, BENIN (Press Release #1, dated December 4th) [edited]. Members of
the F6KOP team, the Provins ARC, announces its next DXpedition. They
will be active from Bénin between March 7-18th, 2018. There will be an
international team of 12 operators lead by Jean-Luc, F1ULQ. Plans are
to be active with 4 stations on the air, 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes (RTTY,PSK and FT8). The callsign is still pending.
Look for more information to be forthcoming.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Pat, K0PC, will once again be active as
VP5K from Jody's, VP5JM QTH on Providenciales Island (NA-002), during
the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 17-18th). He will be
active as VP5/K0PC outside of the contest between February 13-20th.
QSL VP5/K0PC and VP5K via K0PC, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

W9, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event station, W9F,
in honor of the 50th anniversary of the "Fermilab" -- the United States
preeminent particle physics laboratory in Batavia, IL. The station will
be operating on all modes and frequencies daily, (especially on 14260,
14340, 7250 and 7275 kHz). There will be a commemorative QSL card. Send
QSL requests to Fermi Amateur Radio Club, c/o KD9IG@arrl.net.

XT2, BURKINA FASO (Also D4). Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as
XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, sometime in January 2018. Activity
is usually holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. He  states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (PSK31,
JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW. Harald states, "As soon as the conditions
go up to USA, I will work the US. Also, I will test 60m a little." Radio
is a FT-450D. QSL via M0OXO, direct or OQRS .
ADDED NOTE: Harald, DF2WO, also mentioned he will be active as D44TWO
from Praia Baixa, Cape Verde, sometime in May of 2018.

XX9, MACAO 2018 DXPEDITION (Update/Press Release #2, dates December 4th).
We are pleased to announce that our special callsign XX9B was granted by
the CTT (Post Office and Communications Agency from Macao). Upon requests,
we are enhancing our antenna system for lower bands, especially 80 and
160m. Additional details about QSL and further arrangements will be issued
in a near future. First operations are expected to start at the end of
March 9th, 2018.... 73, 2018 Macao Dxpedition
  For more details on their operation, see OPDX.1340.

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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 9-10, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Dec 10 at 0205, Caribbean Beacon is gone again even from night frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 10 at 0549, JBA carrier from WRMI, not enough to tell whether with Radio Biafra. Zero signal on // 7240 via France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 680, Dec 10 at 0700 UT, ``680 CJOB, Your News Station``, then news from Canadian Press starting with carbon monoxide in BC, and an ABC correspondent in Alabama. Dominant on my east-west longwire, even tho from the north. All 50 kW supposed to head NNE from Winnipeg at night, and most of it in daytime. And is CJOB really in $tereo as in NRC AM Log? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, UT Sunday December 10 at 0148, R. Rebelde is OFF, but there is a JBA carrier on 5025.007, Per?? Q.v. Or maybe RR exciter. By 0201 it`s back on full strength with rock song in English, ``Tonight We All Unite``, and more in English; what`s with that? Perceptibly // vs QRM on 1180, 1620, 710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KIRITIMATI. 846, Dec 10 at 0548, can`t pull a JBA carrier from R. Kiribati, but I can get one at 0655. 24 hours earlier I could not hear it at all, but so marginal at best that I did not conclude it was off. However, concerning UT Dec 9, these reports in IRCA:
``Since I've been trying to hear Kiribati on 846 over the past couple of weeks I've always had a good carrier from 0530ish until when it goes off at variable times around 1000 UT. Last night I didn't hear a trace of it all night. Conditions wouldn't seemed to have changed enough to account for that, so was it perhaps off the air? I'm curious if anyone heard them on last night. 73, Nigel Pimblett, Dunmore, AB``
``The NZ Radio DX League's Bryan Clark located ~100 km north of Auckland asks the same question? He had been registering Kiribati's tx slightly offset to the low side of 846, along with someone exactly on 846.00 -- which he presumed to be Newstalk ZB from Masterton/Waingawa down near Wellington. His evening/NZ date 9 Dec or early hours of UT/9 Dec, only the exact 846.00 was showing, leading him to surmise Kiribati was not on air. Theo Donnelly``.
No reports yet of whether they were hearing it again on UT Dec 10  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Dec 10 at 0211, S9 music, jazz piano, a few more tunes until 0219 Wolverine Radio ID as expected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5025.007, Dec 10 at 0148, R. Rebelde is surprisngly off, but there is a JBA carrier here. Is it R. Quillabamba? IIRC it used to be slightly on the lo side; if not, maybe the Rebelde exciter. By 0201, RR is back on, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PHILIPPINES. 9335, Dec 9 at 2230, Yankee Doodle VP but audible, more so than 9330 WBCQ which I am trying to hear with zero success. VOA is closing a semihour in Cambodian due west from Tinang (and to resume at 2330 with a semihour in Myanmarianese) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1907 monitoring: ``Dear Glenn, How are you? I hope very well in this final of autumn. Here is my audio report of World Of Radio 1907 on SW for B17 period. Hamburgher Lokal Radio, Goehren 6190 kHz - December 9, 2017, 0730-0759 UT in English, SINPO 25532. My listener details are: Nino Marabello, Treviso, Italy, e-mail yacht02003(at)yahoo.it Receiver: SONY ICF-SW7600G; Antenna: VHF outdoor horizontal 090???. [degrees?] I have heard all program World Of Radio 1907 by Glenn Hauser via HLR-Germany. I have attached an audio report of 287 kB in WMA format. 73 from Treviso, Italy, N. Marabello, http://acquamarina.blogspot.com``
Alan Gale, England, reports: ``Nothing on 7265 again today --- Hi Glenn, Nothing heard of HLR on 7265 kHz this afternoon [1531 UT Sat], even the Indian station [CRI East Turkistan] seemed weaker than usual. I can't work out if it is just propagation or if they're off air; they're usually at least audible here, even if they're very weak. I'll try and catch your programme on WRMI or WBCQ instead. Alan``
NOT confirmed, Sat Dec 9 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: NO signal detectable, as I had hoped on the one day per week when scheduled two hours earlier. (Neighbors: 9265 WINB S9+5; 9350 WWCRBS S9+50; 9370 WWRBS S9+30; 9395 WRMI S9+20).
Confirmed, Sat Dec 9 after 2300 on WRMI 11580, fair. By repeat at 0200 UT Sun Dec 9, 11580 has faded to a JBA carrier.
Confirmed, UT Sunday Dec 10 at 0429 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, S9+30, at the Shiokaze sked by Ivo, about 14 minutes in so started close to nominal 0415. 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 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1908?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Dec 10 at 0147, WTWW-2 with Xmasmx, ``Merry Little Xmas``; more past 0204 and no `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` by 0207; while WTWW-1 continues to be AWOL now from 9475 and 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1250, Dec 9 at 1850 UT, good signal in Spanish, obviously KYYS, Kansas City KS, La Equis, La S?per Estaci?n, which makes it here only on skywave, 25 kW with major lobe to the WSW while we are SW of it.
I`m at the kite field in north-central Enid, away from power lines, but too close to 1390 & 960, undertaking a low-noon bandscan on the caradio, as local mean noon here is always 1832 UT. Nothing much on low band, not even 670 KLTT Denver, which normally barely reaches on groundwave. But lots of skywave CCI above 1100, e.g. 1130, presumably KS & LA. Further:
1270, Dec 9 at 1850 UT, Spanish also atop this frequency, i.e. KFLC, Benbrook (The Metroplex) TX which is now ESPN Deportes, updating the NRC AM Log. 50 kW almost ND, with groundwave just beyond Norman per radio-locator. Totally overcoming Tulsa/Claremore which is our normal daytime groundwave occupant. Benbrook? A 21K suburb, SW side of Fort Worth, now with a claim to fame; but radio-locator site pin is on the east side of FW. 1270 was the original KFJZ.
1540, Dec 9 at 1853 UT, KXEL Waterloo IA is skywaving in, with oldtime radio, drama also plugging the DAV. 1857 UT it`s `Classic Radio Theater` from USA Radio Network, fades for ID around hourtop, but matches KXEL sked for Sat:
``Noon-1:00 p.m. KXEL Classic Radio Matinee``
And KXEL IDs in passing at 1907 UT.
1560, Dec 9 at 1856 UT, gospel huxter in English atop sports from OKC, 1858 UT fading. I would have guessed KKAA Aberdeen SD, but it is supposedly off the air pending new owner, ex-Family Radio. Surely instead closer 10 kW ND, KLNG Council Bluffs IA. Also getting ``The Zone`` on 1620 from Omaha at 1855 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1705 UT December 10
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 8-9, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Dec 9 at 1511, no signal from CB. Without continuous longer monitoring, we`ll not know whether it cut on and off briefly & unpredictably (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 8 during the 19-20 hour, no signal from WRMI with R. Biafra. From now on I`ll not bother to reconfirm absence, unless/until it reappear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 4985, Dec 9 at 0056, music in clear, no RTTY, no doubt R. Brasil Central, so I quickly compare to 11815 which is weaker. By the time I get back to 4985, S9+25 of RTTY has blasted on, totally blocking RBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11780, Dec 8 at 2157, RNA is good in Brazuguese, 2159 outro for `Voz do Brasil` show, starts another announcement, no ID, and cut off the air at 2200* as I expected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910+, Dec 9 at 0107, het between Romania and Alcarav?n, about equal levels, which means RRI is relatively weak for 300 kW aimed at us from Tsiganeshti (just watch, some editors will respell it to Tiganesti without the essential diacriticals, for which I am compensating by fonetik rendering, as if I had made a mistake) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11760, Dec 8 at 2200, RHC frequency announcement in typical  Soviet-style reverse disorder: 15370, 13740, 11760, 9535, 9640, 5040; and FM 102.5 Habana, 103.1 Artemisa etc., 91.7 Isla Juventud, 89.1 Cienfuegos, all 24 horas.
This contradicts info from RadioCuba reported by Jim Thomas, of WTFDA FM Database, and in DXLD 17-48: ``Relays for Radio Habana Cuba - 102.5 moved to 97.1 CMBN-1 Sierra Caballos IJ, 300 watts 33 meters``. Early on, there was confusion whether this was 97.1 or 91.7, but 102.5 is/was the frequency for Habana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 5960, Dec 9 at 0333, wild wailing and drumming, what`s it? O, Japanese talk follows, from NHK, 0300-0500 to Mexico/Central America/Caribbean, 500 kW, 290 degrees from Issoudun, FRANCE. This bihour presents some interesting music, close enough to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 7430, Dec 9 at 1349, RNZI reactivated with music, good if tuned in LSB to avoid Cuban radio war on 7435. Was missing yesterday. Adrian Sainsbury replied to my inquiry: ``No we have not moved. Tx had a fault so no broadcast. Sent from my iPhone`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Dec 9 at 0048, very poor, but instantly recognizable the patrician tones of FDR, Pearl Harbor speech. Again at 0114 check when he is mentioning island after island the Japanese have attacked. HFU has a couple of reports during this span, but many more during the original WFDR rebroadcast the night before = Dec 7 local:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,39151.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 11745, Dec 9 at 1510, chanting and drumming from military station Al Azm Radio; about one S-unit better, S9-S6, than Yemeni service on 11860, S8-S5 with talk. Original sked of 07-17 UT had expanded by Dec 4 as Ivo Ivanov reported:
``Al-Azm Radio on 11745 before 0700 & after 1700, Dec 4
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/al-azm-radio-on-11745-before-0700ut.html
0613&0653 11745 JED or RIY tx ??? kW  N/ME Arabic, extended from ??
0700-1700 11745 JED or RIY tx ??? kW N/ME Arabic as scheduled B-17
from 1700 11745 JED or RIY tx ??? kW N/ME Arabic, extended till ??``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1907 monitoring: not confirmed UT Saturday December 9 at 0046 the 0030 broadcast on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: NO signal audible; neighbors: 9265 WINB VP S4 vs S3 band noise level; 9370 WWRBS S9+20; 9395 WRMIBS S9-S7. Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria confirms the next airing:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR 6190-CUSB, Dec 9
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/12/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr.html
0731-0800 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak``
Not confirmed the next HLR broadcast, Sat Dec 9 1531 on 7265-CUSB. Via UTwente SDR, I can hear nothing but CRI with S Asian music and talk from EAST TURKISTAN site (also had it direct with JBA carrier at 1515). Nor anything audible during 1557-1600 UT CRI pause before blasts back on in Russian. Next:
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
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 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1908?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490-, Dec 9 at 0032, WBCQ rock music, presumably Fred Flintstone still on air, but poor S7-S5, boding ill for AWWW reception to follow. 5129.8 WBCQ is on with carrier of S8-S9 at 0054. 0100 `William Tell Overture` opening AWWW on both and this time they are synchronized. Reception slightly better on the lower one. Starts out with ``nothing`s working`` --- and next 10 minutes we overhear him and colleagues trying to get something to work, meanwhile swearing a lot (Allan seems confident WBCQ is not going to get into trouble for naughty language). By 0110 mentions it`s ``on-the-air-repair``, problem a Gates microphone preamp from the `50s. Enough for me, but over to John Carver, mid-north Indiana, despite his internet problems, yeoman reporting what he could hear:
``Show started on time this evening. 7490 is unlistenable so listening to 5130. Chaos ruled the early part of the show as a microphone mixer/amplifier had a bad tube. Only one microphone usable and a lot of talk for minutes and minutes off mic as they attempted to repair the other unit. Only one working mic. Lots and lots of four letter words off mic and Allan was heard to say that he had had it with tubes. Allan and Angela are back in Maine and were in studio number one with Dr. Becker and only one working mic. Allan stated that the backup transmitter for 5130 that he wanted to run this evening blew up today. The AM transmitter on their MW station was also down and Allan repaired that also. There was also a problem with the computer control for the transmitters leaving the filament charge on around the clock which he says will cost a bunch of money to pay for. Allan said again that he's had it with tubes, old transmitters and the FCC. After a phone call things settled down a
 nd he went into a little rant about abolishing the IRS and again advocating a tax revolt in this country. Several phone calls in a row after this and lost the signal on 5130 at 0202`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Dec 9 at 1645 check, still no signal from WTWW-1. Has not been heard on this or night frequency 5830 at random chex for a few days now, tho I have hardly patrolled all possible frequencies 24/7.
It shall be interesting to observe whether WTWW-2 appear on 5072/5085/5098 by 0200 UT Sunday Dec 10 for `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`. 5085 had begun playing Xmasmx every evening, but haven`t noticed that lately either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6945-LSB, Dec 9 at 0117, 2-way in language I cannot recognize. Wonder if ``pesky`` mariners far from homeland (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1737 UT December 9
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Boletin informativo trimestral, Diciembre 2017

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[IARU-R2-News 631] El Comité de Plan de Bandas de IARU Región 2 se levanta

Ha concluido la composición del Comité de Plan de Bandas de IARU Región 2.  Los miembros de este Comité incluyen a:
Área A:  Alphonse Penney, VO1NO, Presidente del Comité
Área B:  Bill Vartorella, Ph.D., KJ4ORX
Área C:  Alfonso Tamez, XE2O
Área D:  Juan Carlos Muñoz, TG9AJR
Área E:  Oscar Reyes, HK6O/VK3ZZX
Área F:  Atilano de Oms, PY5EG
Área G:  Carlos Rodríguez, CX7CO
De conformidad con los términos de referencia del Comité  este se ocupará de todos los asuntos relacionados con las asignaciones de espectro de Aficionados como planificación de bandas y normas y prácticas operativas generales, y proporcionará asesoría al Comité Ejecutivo de la Región 2.  Una de las funciones mas importantes del Comité será el actuar como Único Punto de Contacto (SPOC por sus siglas en inglés) con los Comités de Plan de Bandas de las Regiones 1 y 3.  Esto permitirá a IARU a crear un enfoque global a la planificación de las bandas.
El Comité Ejecutivo desea agradecer a todos los que se ofrecieron como voluntarios por el número limitado de puestos en el Comité.
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Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx por  kkn.net

[IARU-R2-News 632] IARU Region 2 Band Planning Committee Stands Up

The composition of the IARU Region 2 Band Planning Committee has been finalized.  Members of the Committee include:

Area A:  Alphonse Penney, VO1NO, Committee Chairman
Area B:  Bill Vartorella, Ph.D., KJ4ORX
Area C:  Alfonso Tamez, XE2O
Area D:  Juan Carlos Muñoz, TG9AJR
Area E:  Oscar Reyes, HK6O/VK3ZZX
Area F:  Atilano de Oms, PY5EG
Area G:  Carlos Rodríguez, CX7CO

In accordance with the Committee’s terms of reference, it will deal with all matters relating to Amateur spectrum allocations such as band planning and general operating standards and practices, and will provide advice to the Region 2 Executive Committee.  One of the most important tasks of the Committee will be to Act as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) with the Region 1 and 3 Band Planning Committees.  This will enable the IARU to create a global approach to band planning.

http://www.iaru-r2.org/wp-content/uploads/plan-bandas.jpg

The Executive Committee would like to thank all those who volunteered for the limited number of positions on the Committee.
_____________________________________________
Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx por  kkn.net

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 7-8, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Dec 7 at 2054, no signal from CB. Ditto Dec 8 at 1513 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 7 at 1902, no signal from WRMI with R. Biafra (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also NIGERIA [non]
** BRAZIL. 11780, Dec 7 at 2054, RNA fair in Brazuguese, while 11775 Anguilla is absent. This daypart is best for hearing RNA, not on the air much after 2200, nor ever on 6180. Seems the power is now in respectable range, if not up to original 250 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DEX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA [and non]. 860, Dec 7 at 0658 UT, French mixing with C&W and at 0700 mixing with KKOW ID, I do detect ``Premi?re`` as CBC French calls itself, but that`s not enough, as there are two of them, CJBC Toronto, 50/50 kW U1, more likely; and slightly further (1883 vs 1766 km), CBKF-2 Saskatoon, 10/10 kW U4; presumably // during informations en sommet de l`heure, but otherwise deux timezones apart for programmation. DFing would nail it but I`m not on the DX-398. CBKF-2 has major lobes N and S, day and night, with nulls toward Toronto and Prince Rupert (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910.38, Dec 8 at 0039 very poor music at S7-S8 vs noise level of S7; Alcarav?n Radio still active and down a bit from last measurement as carrier varies audibly.
5910.282, Dec 8 at 0706, now the JBA carrier is down to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CYPRUS [non]. I finally wrote to Nathan Morley of FG Radio about his program on WRMI repeating the same episode for months:
``Dear Mr Morley, I am wondering why you keep broadcasting the same old Travel Gazette program over and over on WRMI? It seems to date back to April, with items such as Kenya planning to start direct flights to USA by next April; high crime rates in the Caribbean, etc. Or perhaps you are not aware this is happening? Now you are. Regards, Glenn Hauser, Oklahoma (also on WRMI)`` Reply received Dec 7:
``Hi Glenn, Thank you for this note; it is appreciated. The problem is from my end - and I am fixing issue. Cheers, Nathan``
So I check the current WRMI program schedules for when we may now expect to hear new episodes:
Tue 1445  9955
Wed 0515  9955
Wed 1400  9955
Wed 2100 15770 > meaning 9455
Thu 0245  9955
Thu 2245  9955
Fri 0515  9955
Fri 1015  5850 > meaning also 9455
I have found that it is essential to keep reconfirming by axual monitoring on SW (or webcast if possible) that your (new) broadcasts are going to air as expected. Nathan replies Dec 8:
Hi Glenn, The schedule you emailed looks accurate - and appears at a glance - to correspond with the WRMI play-out grid.
New episodes - including the most recent featuring Gary Powers Jr discussing his new book, should air over the coming week.
Please do let me know if the new transmissions are reaching you, as the signals are not (despite some effort) receivable here in Nicosia.
Thanks again Glenn - keep up the excellent work you do. Merry Christmas, Nathan`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KIRITIMATI. 846.00, Dec 8 at 0625 UT, and again at 0659 check, JBA carrier on this precise frequency, from new R. Kiribati, London Town. Because of its great distance from the rest of Kiribati, some believe that Christmas Island should be considered a separate radio country. From Tarawa: 3294 km = 2046 statute miles = 1778 nautical miles. From London, Kiritimati to Enid: 7200 km = 4474 stmi = 3888 nmi. I see there is also a Paris on the island. I wonder what the power is?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 550, Dec 8 at 0116, ``Los locutores de la fuerte --- gran sorteo --- Loter?a Nacional --- Cuauht?moc Navidad``, phrases heard dominating frequency, so certainly XEPL, 5000/150, Ciudad Cuauht?moc, Chihuahua. At first I thought ``La Fuerte`` might be a station`s slogan, but maybe misheard ``suerte`` to go along with gambling theme. Followed by a Diputados PSA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1030, Dec 8 at 0106, ID immediately on tune-in: ``Grupo F?rmula Ju?rez, 10-30 AM``, then overtaken by some Dave Ramsey station. I.e. XEYC, Ciudad Ju?rez, Chihuahua, 1/1 kW per IRCA Log; it`s the XE most often heard here on 1030, not XEQR, CDMX, 50/5 kW but twice the distance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 7430, Dec 8 at 1449, no signal from RNZI after two days on new frequency; nor on ex-7355, nor found anywhere on quick scans of the 6, 7 and even 9 MHz bands; nor at 1543 recheck. What happened? I have asked Adrian. Website sked still shows 7430 including tomorrow Dec 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Dec 8 at 0700, no signal from WRMI with R. Herwa International --- not due to propagation, since 11580 with WRMIBS is well audible (as is 11520 WEWN English) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also BIAFRA [non]
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850, Dec 8 at 0624, as I tune across WRMI, Brother HyStairical is saying his ``mouth may be stopped December 31`` depending on $$$; GWBD.
7355, Dec 8 at 0712, WHRIBS is now here after R. Mart? is finished, not 7315, contrary to staying on 7315 the other night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3272-USB, Dec 8 at 0122, AAR7ZH in MARS net, among others, poor in noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1907 monitoring: confirmed Thursday December 7 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850, very good, S9+20/10. Also confirmed UT Friday December 8 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, but only at great effort with ECSS on extremely weak S2 signal at about the same band noise level; finally at 0035 I recognize the 5580 Bolivia item which means it is the new 1907 episode. Comparing to neighbors: 9265 WINB at S3; 9370 WWRBS S9+25; 9395 WRMIBS S6. Next:
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
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 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1908?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Dec 7 at 2057, WTWW-1 is off, neither on day nor night frequency. Likewise at 0052 Dec 8 (while neighbor 9370 WWRBS is still S9+25). And likewise zilch at 0703 and 1453 Dec 8. What`s the deal? Transmitter broken? Out of money to pay electric? Ted didn`t get around to turning it on? HQ decided it`s all pointless? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Dec 8 at 1513, no signal yet from KVOH, but JBA carrier showing at 1522, 1543. Maybe will build up to good level later, wildfires permitting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 660, Dec 8 at 0115 UT, Navajo drumming and chanting, dominating, so again suspect it`s ND rather than protecting NYC. Official FCC December sunset for KTNN Window Rock AZ is 0000 UT. This programming *really* stands out, making any further ID unnecessary.
A bit earlier I was also hearing cheater KHAC, 880-USB, and echoey KKOB & KKOB, 770. NYC is just out of luck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1440, Dec 8 at 0059 UT, in the mix a variety of tones past 0103 UT; they are not pure, not musical, and are random pitches and durations rather than sweeps or some kind of intentional testing. Can`t get a DF on it as equal on N/S and E/W antennas (which might mean it`s roughly NE/SW, or NW/SE) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1742 UT December 8
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ARLP048 Propagation de K7RA


ARLP048 Propagation de K7RA

Solar activity declined slightly over the past week, another period
which saw multiple days (five) with no sunspots.  We will see more
of these periods over the next 2 to 3 years as the sun progresses
toward solar minimum.

There was a geomagnetic storm peaking on December 5.  In Alaska the
College A index reached 55, and peaked around the middle of the UTC
day with K index reaching 7 over two 3-hour readings.

Our reporting week (Thursday through Wednesday) November 30 through
December 6 compared to the previous seven days saw average daily
sunspot numbers decline from 9.9 to 3.4, and average daily solar
flux from 73.5 to 69.6.

Recent consecutive days with zero sunspots were October 8 to 14,
October 16 to 20, November 1 to 13, November 19 to 24, and December
1 to 5.

Observe periods around the last solar minimum with long consecutive
periods of no sunspots at

ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2007_DSD.txt ,
ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2008_DSD.txt ,
ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2009_DSD.txt , and
ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/old_indices/2010_DSD.txt .

Over the past two weeks average planetary A index increased from 6.7
to 11.6 while average mid-latitude A index went from 5 to 8.1.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on December 8 to 10, 70 on December 11 to
14, 75 on December 15 and 16, 74 on December 17, 73 on December 18
to 20, 74 on December 21 and 22, then 76, 74, 72, 73 and 72 on
December 23 to 27, 70 on December 28 through January 8, 72 on
January 9, 75 on January 10 to 12, 74 on January 13, 73 on January
14 to 16, then 74, 74, 76, 74 and 72 on January 17 to 21.

Predicted planetary A index is 8 on December 8, 5 on December 9 and
10, 12 on December 11 and 12, 8 on December 13, 5 on December 14 to
16, then 8, 25 and 10 on December 17 to 19, 8 on December 20 and 21,
5 on December 22 to 26, 10 and 8 on December 27 and 28, 5 on
December 29 and 30, then 32, 48, 18, 12 and 8 on December 31 through
January 4, 5 on January 5 and 6, then 12, 15, 12 and 8 on January 7
to 10, 5 on January 11 and 12, then 8, 25 and 10 on January 13 to
15, 8 on January 16 and 17, and 5 on January 18 to 21.

F. K. Janda, OK1HH sends us his geomagnetic activity forecast for
the period December 8 til January 3, 2018.



"Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on December 9, 17, 23 and 24
Mostly quiet on December 8, 10, 14 to 16, 22, 25, 30
Quiet to unsettled on December 11, 26, 28
Quiet to active December 12, 20 and 21, 27, 29, 31, January 2 and 3
Active to disturbed on December 13, 18 and 19, January 1

Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on
December  8 (to 11), 17 to 22, (24 and 25), 30 and 31

Remark:
- Parenthesis means lower probability of activity
enhancement."

A new sunspot group (AR2690) emerged on December 6 after a period of
no sunspots, but spaceweather.com reports that early on December 7
it is already fading.

This weekend is the ARRL 10 meter contest. There is a good chance
for sporadic-e propagation.  See http://www.arrl.org/10-meter .

Tamitha Skov released this new video on December 7:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgQtC0EOIHI

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service at
http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals.  For an explanation of
numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.

An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation.  More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for November 30 through December 6, 2017 were 11, 0,
0, 0, 0, 0, and 13, with a mean of 3.4. 10.7 cm flux was 71.7, 70.2,
71.5, 69, 68.4, 67.9, and 68.3, with a mean of 69.6.  Estimated
planetary A indices were 11, 8, 4, 2, 11, 29, and 16, with a mean of
11.6. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 9, 5, 2, 1, 6, 21, and
13, with a mean of 8.1.