segunda-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 15-16, 2017

** ANGOLA. 4949.72, Jan 16 at 0406, good modulation on S9 signal, Portuguese time check for 5:06, ID in passing as RÃdio Nacional de Angola (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL [and non]. 9664.915, Jan 16 at 0615, Voz MissionÃria measured here, also with CCI from another weak carrier slightly offset from it (presumably P`yongyang, closer to 9665.0).
What catches my attention is that with 1-kHz step tuning on R75, I hear exactly the same pitch het from the next ZY up, RÃdio CanÃÃo Nova, 9674.915, then measured separately (at least they are within 2 Hz of the same offset) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15370, Sunday Jan 15 at 2232, RHC Spanish with music, instead of scheduled Esperanto. On Jan 1, Esperanto fan Claudio Galaz in Chile was hearing the artificial language one hour earlier, and I meant to check then today, but missed it. Anyhow it`s no longer at 2230 on 15370. While I`m at it, survey the other RHC frequencies 2232-2235:
// Spanish on 13740, 11840, 11760, 9710, 9535, 5040. VP carrier on 6060 from algo. NOT on: 17730, 15230; and strangely missing, English on 11880.
11435.0, Jan 15 at 2251, RHC English is here!! I happen to be spinning the dial way out of band or would have missed it. Obviously another mixup, putting RHC on a well-known spy-numbers frequency, also obviously sharing same transmitter, as RHC must be a subsidiary of Cuban Intelligence. EiBi shows the only transmission for that is: ``11435 1554-1650 CUB Cuban Spy Numbers S Am`` --- tho spy frequencies often run open carriers for much additional time. 11435 RHC will be memorialized as an alternate frequency to 11880 in the DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS roster, just at 16180 has been at another hour. 11435 is S9+30 but somewhat suptorted modulation. Programming is the `World of Stamps` show, saying that next edition in two weeks (alternate-Sunday scheduling) will start reading essays from listeners in some contest.
6000, Jan 16 at 0412, RHC English is S9+20 but suptorted; 0414 `DXers Unlimited` starts with Arnie reading press obit for Pat Dyer (one thing Arnie & I can agree on: WA5IYX was a superb VHF DXer and sporadic-E researcher). // 6165 at S9+25 is better but also undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Jan 16 at 1457, Denge Kurdistane good at S9+10 with music. At *1500 sharp, another carrier cuts on, making a SAH for a few seconds, then music stops and initial transmitter goes off. Dead air until music comes up again on succeeding transmitter at 1502:20, still S9+10 but sounds slightly weaker.
EiBi and Aoki both show a 1500 transition on 11600 from Moldova to Bulgaria (EiBi still calls it ``Denge Mesopotamia``.) But the last we heard from Ivo was that Bulgaria site is no longer involved, instead France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 5792, Jan 16 at 0409, S6 JBA signal, trace of YHWH talk, must be Mr Elliott on his favorite frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sun Jan 15 at 1909, very poor S4 signal, presumably all we are getting from R. Munansi via WWRB today. Equivalent to 15825 neighbor WWCR (which however a few hours earlier was getting a sporadic E boost) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday Jan 16 at 0402 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.82-AM, but poor and mostly unreadable. Rechecking for the closing, JBA until 0429:24, and on to HRI. WOR 1860 also barely confirmed UT Mon Jan 16 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, JBA but theme music recognizable, and 0444 a familiar but unreadable voice. (No // 6855 available now since that`s // 5985 with `Blues Radio International`, UT Mondays 0430). Next:
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
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 6855, Jan 15 at 0807, I`m unfortunately awake past 0800 so check what WRMI is doing: World Music here; 7730 Brother Scare; 5850 a different gospel huxter from a Church of Christ. (Before 0800 the three would be // with whatever.)
6855, UT Mon Jan 16, however, at 0623, WRMI World Music here but NOT the same W.M. as on 7730 // 5850.
6855, Jan 16 at 1505, hard to hear this WRMI in full daytime, but straining, I am getting Zorba the Greek, so indeed is playing World Music fill --- and all day until 2000? as nothing else specified, and Brother Hystairical is no longer paying for this transmitter. If so, not clear why they leave it on air.
15770, Jan 16 at 1505 & 1536 chex, no signal from this WRMIBS, normally detectable, as are 15825 WWCR and 15610 WEWN. Probably an anomaly rather than another cutback (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, Jan 16 at 0419, WINB is still on. Yes, on UT Mondays only the last program on the schedule starts at 0400, `Worship at Home`, with end time never specified.
BTW, 7505v, Jan 16 at 0420, WRNO is off despite normal run to 0500* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4870-, Jan 15 at 0755, JBA carrier, typical offset of Wamena, RRI. Could it be propagating already? Yes, I figure the approx. sunset there circa 0830, since it`s in the UT+9 zone, easternmost Papua and almost on the Equator. Wamena is not among the Indonesian cities at, but it does show Jaya Pura SS at 0854. WRTH and Aoki have sign-on at *0800. Only other 4870 broadcaster is AIR, clearly way too early for that and not even scheduled to be on at this hour (never mind the imaginary LV del Upano, Ecuador, which survives only in Aoki) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4940.0, Jan 16 at 0407, open carrier of dead air at S9+. Thought it might be YHWH but he`s active on 5792. A VOA SÃo Tomà frequency but scheduled only briefly at 2030-2100. VOA is audible now on 4930 Botswana in English, S9+10, and a weaker 4960 carrier from algo, where VOA STP is also scheduled. They have 5 x 100 kW SW transmitters at Pinheira.
Let us dismiss the long-gone 4940 Perà and Venezuela stations which remain in Aoki; altho WRTH 2017 still has R. San Antonio, Perà as irregular. DSWCI Tropical Bands Monitor does not show any activity from either LA, any month in 2016y; on 4940, only VOA STP, and V of Strait, China, where it`s noon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1824 UT January 16
Glenn Hauser

OPDX Bulletin 1300 January 16, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1300 January 16, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1300
BID: $OPDX.1300
January 16, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K7BV, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DL7VEE,,, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th/January, through Sunday, 15th/January there were 219 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E3, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3Y0/B, BOUVET. Reports of Dom, 3Z9DX, activating Bouvet Island continue
to surface, but early this past week it was reported that he returned the
donated money to donors via PayPal, saying: "I had to cancel project due
missing operators willing to join the trip". Also, Dom posted on
on January 10th [edited]: "3Y0 project didn't die, and is still valid. I
need 3 more people (6 people team) ready and willing to go for up to 7
weeks. Who not ask million questions, who is just ready to go. My project
no need helicopter, no need sherpas, no need cook, no need hostess, drink
bars and a heater in the toilet. I went to Bouvet in 2001 with no radio
and I know what I'm dealing with! My trip budget is 1/10 of 3Y0Z budget
and will be split by 6 operators. Trip will be made by Southern Oceans
expedition boat.... I'm looking for 3 operators willing to join that trip.
We have 2 weeks before boat departs from a the Cape Town." To follow the
discussion on, go to:,112520.15.html
Another thing to watch is:
On this Web page, current operators listed (Rebel DX Group) for this
operation are Dom/3Z9DX and Les/SP3DOI. It also states, "We are looking
for 3 more operators to join the trip for up to 7 weeks", and the callsign
is 3Y0I (not 3Y0G as first announced) will be used. The 3Y0I callsign has
been recently added to the database. DX-World reports, "It has
been granted to Dom, 3Z9DX, who informs he also has landing permission."

8P, BARBADOS. Charles, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P1W during the following,
ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 18-19th), ARRL International
DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th) and the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via KU9C.

8Q, MALDIVES. Bob, GM4DLG, is now active as 8Q7RB from Maldive Islands
(AS-013). The length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity so
far has beeen on 40/20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

9X, RWANDA (Update). Harald, DF2WO, will be active as 9X2AW (not 9XB954
as previously announced in OPDX.1293) from Kigali between February 3rd
and March 11th. Activity will be on various HF bands using mainly Digital
modes (PSK31, JT65 and RTTY) and CW. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. Look for more
details to be forthcoming.

A3, TONGA. Operators Tack/JE1CKA, YL Miho/JJ2VLY and Yutaka/JQ2GYU will
be active as A35W and A35NN from Hiro/A31MM's (JA6WFM) QTH on Tongatapu
Island (OC-049) between January 24-31st. Activity will be on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, including the CQWW 160m CW Contest (January
27-29th) as a Multi-Op signing A35W. QSL via JJ2VLY, ClubLog or LoTW.
Also, check their Twitter and Web page at:

AX, AUSTRALIA. Look for Australian stations to use the prefix AX on
January 26th, to celebrate Australia's "National Day".

FG/TO3, GUADELOUPE. Operators Gildas/F6HMQ and Michel/F6GWV will once
again be active as FG/F6HMQ and FG/F6GWV from Guadeloupe (NA-102) between
February 13th and March 13th. Activity will be on various HF bands, and
also participate in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th)
as TO3Z. QSL via F6HMQ.

HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Operators YL Nancy/KG0YL, Ellis/N1MWJ, Jim/WB2REM,
Geoffrey/G8OFQ and Mike/VK2BXE will be active as HD8M from Isabela Island
(SA-004) between September 14-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on
various modes. QSL via WB2REM or ClubLog's OQRS. ADDED NOTE: Geoffrey,
G8OFQ, will actually be there between August and October. Look for him
to sign HC8/G8OFQ. QSL via LoTW.

IOTA NEWS..............
  NA-170.  Max, IZ2ZTQ, is now active as HP2/IZ2ZTQ from San Blas Archi-
           pelago until the end of February. Activity will be on various
           HF bands (check IOTA frq). QSL via IZ2LSP, direct, LoTW or eQSL.

  OC-166.  Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/7 from the following
           islands within North Bornoe Province: 
                    January 25-26th -- Nunukan Island
                    January 27-29th -- Tarakan Island
           Activity will be with low power into a multi-band vertical
           antenna. If propagation is poor, he will focus on 30/20 meters
           CW. All dates are tentative and can change according to his

  OC-227.  Lyn, VK4EI/VK4SWE, will be active on Sweers Island until
           January 26th. Look for VK4SWE on SSB and VK4EI on CW. Activity
           will be mostly on 20 and 15 meters. QSL via NR6M.

  OC-237.  Adhi, YB3MM, will be active from Nusa Barung Island. More
           details will be forthcoming.

  OC-295.  Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/7 from Sebatik Island
           in the North Bornoe Province between January 21-24th. Activity
           will be with low power into a multi-band vertical antenna. If
           propagation is poor, he will focus on 30/20 meters CW. The
           dates are tentative and can change according to his trans-

  SA-200.  The following was posted on the CE1/IT9YRE and CE1/I1SNW
           Pajaros Rocks Web page, January 15th: "For logistical and
           security reasons to climb on the rock, the February 2017
           activity in SA-100 Pajaros islands was again postponed,
           the news will be published on the web". Their Web page can
           be view at: 

JT, MONGOLIA. Khos, JT1CD, is now active as JT1CD/3 from Umnudelger Soum
Village, 220 km east of Ulaanbaatar, until January 21st. QSL via his home
callsign, direct or LoTW.

LU4/Z, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Juan Manuel Pereda, LU4CJM/LU1ZI, is now
active as LU4CJM/Z from Gurruchaga Camp (WAP ARG-NEW) which is located
at Harmony Cove, Nelson Island. Activity has been on mostly 40 meters CW.
He seems to show up starting after 0000z and as late as 0500z (Check the
cluster spots). It is not known how long he is going to stay at Gurruchaga,
but this is really a rare one to look for! QSL via LU4AA, by the Bureau
or direct. Read more about Gurruchaga at the WAP Web site:

P4, ARUBA. Operators Dan/K1TO, Ron/KK9K, Scott/NE9U and Mike/W9RE will
be active as P4/homecall from Aruba between February 9-23rd. The group
plans to be active during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February
18-19th) as a Mult-2 entry using a special P4 callsign (pending).

PJ2, CURACAO. Anders, SM4KYN, is once again active and has been on the
air as PJ2/SM4KYN from the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal
Point PJ2T contest station on Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) until
January 16th. Activity is holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via his home callsign.

PJ2, CURACAO. Joeke, PA0VDV, will once again be active as PJ2/PA0VDV
from Curacao (SA-099) sometime between February and March. Activity will
be on 80-10 meters using CW only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or
by the Bureau.

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Ed, WA1ZAM, will once again be active as PJ7PL from
the Royal Palm's between March 18th and April 3rd. Activity will include
some operations in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Single-
Op/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be holiday
style on 30-10 meters using SSB and RTTY, possibly CW -- depending on
what he brings down. QSL WA1ZAM.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 16-22nd).......
 Jan/16th AN      Jan/19th  LN     Jan/21st  LN
 Jan/17th LN      Jan/20th  HN     Jan/22nd  lN
 Jan/18th LN

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

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

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF.. (January 15th) 
  6E0C via XE1EE           HF6ESK via SP6PWW     T88WM via JQ6FQI
  6Y4K via VE3NE           OF3P via OH3P         TG9/DJ2EH via DJ2EH
  8Q7RB via GM4DLG         OG1X via OH1XX        V51WH via DK2WH
  9A/SP5UUD via SP5UUD     OK2RRR via OK2RZ      V63AVO via JA3AVO
  CF7DP via VA7DP (L/e)    R1238M via RK3AW      VP5/VE3OC via VE3OC (d)
  EA8/DK1AX via DK1AX      R170VN via RW3VA      VU2RBQ via DJ9RB (B)
  EA9/UA4WHX via UA4WHX    SN0GKR via SP3PGR    
  H44LG via JE1LGY         SN25BWOSP via SQ4O   
   (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


  EI4KF, P43A, S9WL, S9YY, T2J, T31T, TX2AH, VE7ACN/7, VP6AH, VU7MS,
  XX9TYT, Y43GO and ZD8W

  5J0R, 5P6Q, 5Q2T, 5R8IC, 5Z4/EA4ATI, 7S90IARU, 8Q7AF, 8Q7DV, 9H3EE,
  9K50KAC, A52CVX, A75GE, AM08TJ, AO150A, BY7/EB5BBM, C31JO, C37NL,
  (OC-171), XP1A, XP1AB, XP2I, YB1AQH, YB1C, YE1C, YN/IK2PFL, ZA/OU2I,
  ZF2EE, ZL9HR and ZM90DX

S2, BANGLADESH. Yuki, JH1NBN, will once again be active as S21ZBA from
Dakha between January 15-19th. He will be there on business. Activity
will be during his spare time on various HF bands, but primarily on 80
and 40 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

SOUTH ATLANTIC CRUISE TOUR. Grant, KZ1W, is currently operating as
KZ1W/C6A/MM using a K3 and whip on a cruise ship in the South Atlantic
that left Falklands Island (VP8) on January 11th. He is heading towards
the Antarctic Peninsula. Grant is using that callsign because the "Bahamas
is the registry of the ship; the Ocean Diamond". No land operations are
planned. Expect to find Grant on 14195 or 14235 and 7140 kHz +/-.

T8, PALAU. Ichy, JH7IPR, is once again active as T88UW from the VIP Guest
Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) until January 18th.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters, but will focus on the lower bands.
He plans to return in middle April and concentrate on 6m and the higher
bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. He will upload
his log to LoTW and ClubLog.

T8, PALAU. Noboru, JH1OLB, will be active as T88DT from the VIP Guest
Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between February 17-21st.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters (depending on condition) using CW, SSB,
RTTY, PSK31, SSTV and JT65A. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the
Bureau. No eQSL or LoTW. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free
Radio Room), see:

T8, PALAU. Ryosei, JH0IXE, will once again be active as T8CW from the VIP
Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between June 9-18th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 ad PSK31. QSL
via JA0FOX by the Bureau, JH0IXE direct, LoTW or eQSL. He now has a Web
page at:           

TU, CÔTE D’IVOIRE. Operators Bertrand/DF3FS, Norbert/DJ7JC, Heye/DJ9RR
and Emil/DL8JJ will be active as TU5MH from the Ivory Coast or Côte d’
Ivoire between January 22nd and February 2nd. Activity will be on 80-10
meters. Bertrand will operate CW and SSB, Norbert, Emil and Heye will
operate CW and RTTY. QSL via DJ5BWD, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLogs
OQRS. Logs will be uploaded into LoTW soon after DXpedition. For more
details and updates, see:

TU, CÔTE D’IVOIRE. Members of the Radio Club of Provins (F6KOP) is organ-
izing a DXpedition to Ivory Coast to take place in March between 9-19th.
The TU callsign is pending. Activity will be on various HF bands and 6
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. The international team consists of experi-
enced operators. Some of them were part of various important DXpeditions
during the past years, like FT5TA, FT5JA, J5C, 3G0ZC, 7P8C and so on.
Operators mentioned are Frank/F4AJQ (Team Leader), Patrick/F2DX, Jean-
Luc/F1ULQ/(aka AK8DX), Jimmy/F4DLM/(aka AF7JJ), Herman/ON4QX/(aka KM6CCP),
John/OE5TGL (aka F5VHQ/EI4VGL/KW4OA), Philippe/F4DSE, Raymond/F5MFV,
Kurt/ON8KW, Damien/F4AZF and Frank/F5TVG. The pilot for English speaking
people is Col/MM0NDX. QSL via F1ULQ, direct (sorry no IRC), the French
REF Bureau (only this one), LoTW, and ClubLog's OQRS. For more information,
see their DXpedition Web page at:
ADDED NOTE: The team is searching for 2 more CW operators to complete their
CW crew. If you are interested or if you know some friends interested,
please contact, without any delay: Frank Pouchin/F4AJQ, Team Leader at
 to get the DXpedition conditions.

V3, BELIZE. Paul, VE3AXT, is once again active as V31AX in the northern
part of the country, Consejo Shores, Corozal, until March 7th. His rig
is an IC-7000 with 100 watts into a G5RV dipole. QSL via M0URX and OQRS.
Bureau QSLs are via OQRS ONLY at . Please do not
send YOUR QSL card via the Bureau. For more info and pictures, see his
V31AX Web page.

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Operators Bryan/N8WD and Tom/K4ZGB will be active
as V4/N8WD and V4/K4ZGB from (the villa that V47JA calls home) Calypso Bay
Resorts between February 14-20th. Bryan states that they will be with the
"Buddies in the Caribbean Veterans DXpedition to St. Kitts and Nevis",
and will be using a Elecraft KX3 with the Elecraft KXPA 100 amp with
various Buddipole antenna setups. QSL via their home callsigns. Bryan
will also upload his log to LoTW and EQSL.

V633, MICRONESIA. Operators Kaku/JA6REX and Toshiya/JH6HZH will once
again be active as V633KS and V633ZH, respectively, from Chuuk (Truk)
Islands (OC-011) between March 19th and April 3rd. Activity will probably
be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 1822, 3513, 7013, 10115, 14023, 18079, 21023, 24894 and 28023 kHz
  SSB  - 3750, 7082, 14200, 18130, 21285, 24950 and 28410 kHz
  RTTY - 3525, 7035, 10142, 18099, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz
   6M  - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB
  QSL via V633KS via JA6REX, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.
QSL V633ZH via JH6HZH, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. For
more details and updates, see:

VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Operators Dave/G1OCN and Carol/2E1DQZ will once
again be active as VP8CLE and VP8DKW, respectively, between January 14th
and February 4th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using  "keyboard CW",
SSB, RTTY and PSK. They plan to spend a week on Saunders Island (operating
portable for SOTA VP8/WF-017, Rookery Mt., and  other summits, particularly
'The Neck'), then another week on Bleaker Island (VPFF 8107), and then
finally from Stanley. QSL only direct to G1OCN. Log will be on ClubLog.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Steve, WB4GHY, is currently on Ascension Island
on a work detail. Look for him to possibly be active on various days
as ZD8SC until January 22nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters on SSB
only using an IC-7000 to a directional antenna. QSL via WB4GHY.

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domingo, 15 de janeiro de 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 14-15, 2017

** BOLIVIA. 5952.453, Jan 15 at 0203, Radio Pio Doce with conversation in Spanish, S9. Wolfgang BÃschel a previous night was hearing something Spanish on 5950, not 5952+, and wondered if RPXII had moved, but not tonight. There is also a JBA carrier on 5950.0, not WRMI which now goes off at 0100. 5952+ already off at 0236 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, Sat Jan 14 at 0704, OCDA from RHC, just a bit runover until cutoff at 0704.6*. 24 hours later will it carry Esperanto again? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Glenn: I listened to the WOR broadcast at 2130 UTC on 11580 KHz, Thursday, 1/12/2016. It was an audible signal into central New Jersey. But there were numerous fade outs (approx. 6). The fade outs were extreme but only lasted a few seconds. Best. Charlie.
Charlie Harlich
** GUATEMALA. 4055, UT Sun Jan 15 at 0212 tune-in to dead air, but shortly some really old band music, from a cylinder? TGAV, Radio Verdad is S9+20 which is doing very well for less than a kilowatt. Apparently opening at 0214 `Antena DX` show con VÃctor GutiÃrrez, presumably still in reruns, mentions part of his schedule, including Saturday 5 pm somewhere; on Radio Cultural; on Radio Verdad; at 1200 UT or 7 am on 9955. First feature is about NHK World Radio JapÃn, with clip of its IS and sign-on at 0400 on 6195 when that was via Bonaire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, Jan 15 at 0107, The Mighty KBC with rock music, good at S9+10 via GERMANY; 0122, Pete`s ham news headlines for a minute or sesqui; ~0130 Kim`s beeps. During the hour Jan & Dean and Patty Duke were heard. ``The Mighty KBC`` ID to 0200* immediate cutoff, well-timed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6949.580-AM, Unidentified, Jan 15 at 0108, pirate rock music at weak S8 vs QRN, listened for a dekaminute without any announcements. No logs of this on hfunderground, but a trihour earlier there was a station in FM on 6950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, January 14 at 1400 UT, KUCO-FM, our classical station, not with its own `Performance Oklahoma` produxion, but with WCPE IDs and their own classical service by satellite, which KUCO normally carries only overnight. Maybe threat of icestorms, etc., disrupted the switchover. 1430 UT, however, interrupted and PerfOkla joined in progress, presumably when someone got to the studio (or remote control) to get back on track (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Jan 15 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0105:06*, slippage 46 seconds later than last catch a week ago, Jan 8 until 0104:20*, so averaging 6.57 seconds later per, right on the mark (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 5960, UT Sun Jan 15 at 0237, nice Romanian folk music, French announcement with Romanian accent, S9+10; 0245 on to a talk program about the histoire of Georgie and its relations with Roumanie. This folk music segment is not on Alan Roe`s Music on SW schedule, but he does have the classical music on the RRI Romanian service, 5910 as heard at 0245 UT Sun, S9+10 but talking over something symphonic. Another carrier is detectable underneath making slight SAH, presumably HJDH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Jan 14 at 1916 check, VP carrier, presumed all we are getting today from WWRB with Radio Munansi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: confirmed on HLR 7265-CUSB, Germany, via UTwente SDR, Sat Jan 14 at 1550, gaining on the CCI vs CRI Hindi, while at first check 1540, nothing of myself to be heard. Ends at 1601, precisely when CRI Russian cuts on much stronger. WOR 1860 not confirmed, but JBA carrier detectable from WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, Sat Jan 14 at 2330. Confirmed UT Sun Jan 15 at 0431 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+30 spelling, therefore 17 minutes into playback, starting about 0414. Next:
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
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
BTW, Jeff White tells me WRMI will resume emitting WOR on Fridays, at new time of 2230 UT on 11580 // 6855 // 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5850 // 7730 // 6855, Sat Jan 14 at 0706 check, all three WRMIs again duplicative, with gospel huxter. `Sounding the Alarm` is scheduled.
BTW, in my previous report compiling the 6855 schedule, the 06-07 UT hour should have been attributed to System D, not B. I hope there were no further errors.
11580, Sat Jan 14 at 2210, the `Your Weekend Show` low-key guy rambling about his concerns, much stronger than // 6855. 7780 is already on with TOM. 9955 with a different gospel huxter about Abraham.
6855, Jan 15 at 0229, WRMI with Radio Ukraine International closing, no ID at 0230, immediately into Radio Prague relay, both in English. Originally and supposedly still on 11580, but inaudible there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, Sat Jan 14 at 2204, European Music Radio, 40th anniversary special is airing as publicized on WBCQ, on an hour early today. Good at S9+10 to start on the R75. Seems to be nothing but rock! When I think of ``European Music`` it`s the great classical composers, shux. Recheck on the BSR-1 caradio at 2244, break to acknowledge listeners in Venezuela, Alan Roe, Lou Johnson, Bavaria. Is this live? I would not think so. No BBC QRM audible now, but weakening and fading. Sign-off by 2259 presumably by Tom Taylor, but in a fade, name sounded like Ted something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9930, Sat Jan 14 at *1859, WTWW-2 cuts on air with pop music in progress. I was getting worried whether the organ show would be another no-show. Distorted canned ID, ``Wichita Lineman``. 1903 ID again and late start to `Theater Organ of the Ozarx`. Pity the modulation distortion, plus hum to mar the music. Also with parasitic spurs about 9917 and 9943. Organist Bob Heil thinx it`s nighttime, and I don`t think he means in Europe. Also ends 3 minutes late at 1933, ID and into `Amateur Radio Newsline`. Toward the end I also checked the webcast, not so distorted:
but one could tell that some of the original recordings were not studio quality; in fact with audience noises in the background as if in a cafÃ.
5085, UT Sun Jan 15 at 0209, WTWW-2 in TOOTO again, S9+30 with talk in the background, also with spurs circa 5072, 5097. Ends at 0234 with a bit of applause, ID and again into Amateur Radio Newsline #2046.
5830, Jan 15 at 0208, WTWW-1 still not on here, nor audible on 9475, but there is a blob of algo circa 9473 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1566, Jan 14 at 1345, I tune in too late for the beam switch from HLAZ, FEBC Jeju, Korea South, but still get a hefty JBA carrier looping NW, and even detectable still at 1357. It must have been even stronger before 1345. I bet my neighbor Richard N Allen near Perry OK had it much better? ``There was a sudden, but brief, barely audible trace on 1566 at local sunrise (1341),`` he reports to IRCA for January 14. A complete 9-kHz bandscan after 1345 found nothing else, not even 1098 Marshalls which RNA had best yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0638 UT January 15
Glenn Hauser

Glenn Hauser logs January 13-14, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Jan 13 at 1338, no bigsig from RA as usual, and at first feared it off, but still there at very poor level, suffering from 9570 CRI/Cuba splash. MUF must be depressed, and no signals making it on 12085, 12065 (while 12050 WEWN is even JBA). By 1407, 9580 music has improved to S9-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 9674.895 approx., Jan 13 at 2237, JBA talk probably in Portuguese, from R. CanÃÃo Nova, Cachoeira Paulista SP, recently reactivated and so missed any listing in the WRTH 2017 even as double-daggered for inactive or single-daggered for irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 9230, Jan 13 at 1342, JBA carrier. Aoki shows this is a *jammed Sound of Hope frequency from Taiwan. Others in the vicinity at various lengthy possible hours are 9100, 9155, 9180, 9200, 9255, 9280 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15230, Jan 13 at 2304, RHC news sounder and Portuguese, S9+20 but quite undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 7355, Jan 13 at 1338, RNZI in clear today, no CCI from KNLS, which must have radiated elsewhere, or propped out.
[and non] 17675, Jan 13 at 2305, RNZI is VP at S3 = QRN level, on its summer-only early-afternoon frequency, now scheduled at 2259-0258 daily in AM only, preceded and succeeded by 15720. For comparison, 17840 Australia is slightly stronger, S5-S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5403.5-USB, Jan 13 at 2253, QSO from one ham with rough modulation on a ``60m`` discrete frequency, about freezing rain, complaining about how his university employer says people should report to work, but not if the weather is too bad, so which is it? CYA. Call sounds like WB9BZZ, but the B`s could have been D`s lacking any fonetix, and no combination works in ARRL lookup. His contact, however, W0DMT leads to RUSHING, KEITH L, W0DMT, GRANDVIEW, MO 64030. The 9er should be over in Illinois or Wisconsin.
5371.5-USB, Jan 13 at 2257, another ``60m`` QSO is here, but not pursued, and no phone axion on any of the other discrete channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: not confirmed UT Saturday January 14 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, no signal (7490 is fair, 5130 not on yet). Maybe on but not propagating. Next:
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 5850 // 6855 // 7730, Friday January 13 at 0727 check, WRMI with World Music on all three of them, rather than Media Network Plus, which continues to appear UT Thursday at 07-08, not Friday as on schedule. It also shows 06-07 UT on 5850 and 7730 at least with blank spaces except for Friday 0600-0630.
6855, Fri Jan 13 at 2229, WRMI wrapping up `Frecuencia al DÃa`, and found // weaker 5950 and stronger 11580, in extended variety programming block. 2230 all go to World Music for a semihour; after ``WNYW``-style ID at 2259, 11580 splits off for a new `Viva Miami`, Jeff y ThaÃs White in Spanish discussing their pre-Xmas trip to Portugal; while 6855 and 5950 continue more World Music, including appropriately, the fado in rotation.
9955, Fri Jan 13 at 2230 with wall-of-noise jamming, presumably still against WRMI`s Radio Libertad prepeat which is not revealed on the schedule, but the Commies certainly know about it. At 2300 something in English vs slightly less jamming, which would be Media Network Plus as scheduled.
7780, Jan 13 at 2243, WRMI is on with Overcomer. The sked grid as of January 9 now shows it`s XMTR 9, 22-12 UT at 151 degrees, while 15770, which used to be the same transmitter at 12-22, is now XMTR 3, 44 degrees, at 12-22, all TOM except variety programming at 21-22.
As of UT Jan 14, here`s in text form what the graphic transmission skedgrid shows for 6855, and comparing it to same Systems on other frequencies, which should be // during each block:
0000-0030 H AWR = 5950
0030-0100 F Slovakia = 11580, 5850
0100-0200 D variety = 11580
0200-0230 D Ukraine = 11580
0230-0300 H Prague = 11580
0300-0400 L Taiwan Spanish = 5985
0400-0430 K Japan Spanish = 5985
0430-0500 F variety = 5985
0500-0600 B variety = 9955
0600-0700 B variety [really mostly music // 5850 7730]
0700-0800 D variety = 5850 7730
0800-1000 B [?? no // shown but maybe still = 5850 7730?]
1000-1100 F variety = 5850
1100-1200 H AWR = 5950
1200-1500 B variety = 9955
1500-2000 B [??, as 9955 is back to TOM, but not 6855?]
2000-2100 D variety = 11580
2100-2200 D variety = 15770
2200-2300 D variety = 11580, 5950
2300-2330 H AWR = 5850
2330-2400 H Prague = 5850
If anyone note anything different or can fill in any unknown parts on 6855, please let us know (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1620, Jan 13 at 2302 UT, ``News-talk 1620, now on FM 92.3`` non-ID, also mentions Fox. The only such format around here on 1620 is WTAW College Station TX. But NRC AM Log shows no FM // for it. So how about WNRP Pensacola FL (CoL Gulf Breeze)? No FM for it either in Log. Yes, WTFDA FM Database, which now allows searching on // column, quickly clinches it:
``W222BR // WNRP-1620 92.3 PENSACOLA FL 0.25 kW 30-25-59 87-13-09 NEWSRADIO 1620 TALK/SPORTS CP from Pollard, AL`` --- While the closest 92.3 to WTAW is a translator for KRZI-1660 Waco with ESPN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
A little ice buildup in Enid by 0130 UT Jan 14, supposed to build up to .85 inch, likely causing power outages Saturday or Sunday.
This report dispatched at 0141 UT January 14
Glenn Hauser

Glenn Hauser logs January 12-13, 2017

** ALASKA [and non]. 7355, Jan 12 at 1303, RNZI news in English and 1306 about a Bougainville separatist group, first mixed with religious music making 4 Hz SAH, and 1306 talk in Chinese. About equal levels adding up to S9 to S9+10. I`m not the first to notice this clash, which seriously appears to be by KNLS, which is supposed to stop 7355 at 1300*, just in time for *RNZI. It does have Chinese scheduled at 1300 on both transmitters, 9655 designated Channel 61, and 9680 as Channel 6 on this undated schedule:
Meanwhile, 7355 is designated channel 51 --- what`s this channel business? Meaningless to anylistener, probably in-house terminology, and mixing up 51 with 61 might account for punching in the wrong frequency for the 1300 broadcast!
The KNLS Chinese page,
however, claims the 1300 broadcast is on 9655 and 9920, which appear to have been the A-15 frequencies. By 1404 recheck, RNZI is clear on 7355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ANGUILLA. 6090, Jan 12 at 0040 check, University Network is still silent. Ditto day frequency 11775 Jan 12 at 1522, 1849 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA [and non]. 540, Jan 12 at 1320 UT, discussion of drought and floods due to climate change in Saskatchewan, from CBK in well, or XETX La Ranchera de PaquimÃ, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, frequent canned IDs, mutually nullable without anything from the country in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 680, Jan 12 at 1324 UT, treacherous traffic report about Winnipeg area from CJOB, Chevrolet dealer sponsor. Good for a while rather than St Joe or San Antonio, just after hearing 540 CBK and before hearing 750 CKJH; see separate logs. CJOB is 50/50 kW U4, both day and night patterns going N/NNE, little or nothing to the south, yeah, sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 750, Jan 12 at 1330 UT, nulling KOAL UT, I get another station in English, obviously Canadian referring to km, highway 345(?), provincial news, Battleford, Prince Albert, high temperature minus 26, which in turn is connected to CK750, as CKJH in Melfort, Sask. is branded, linking to http://www.ck750/com and plug a pizza party. One YL seems to be doing all the announcing, news and commercials. Need USB tuning to avoid 740 KRMG splash. CKJH day pattern is ND; night pattern mostly to the north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, Jan 12 at 0710, CHU timesignals confirmed, but inaudible on 7850 --- has been having some transmitter interruptions, but in the nightmiddle, 7850 could still be on and not propagating.
7850-CUSB, Jan 12 at 1309, now 7850 is in at S9+, but nothing audible on their third frequency, 14670-CUSB, which like 7850 at night, could still be on but not propagating even in the daytime. 3330 is also still audible at S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 9100, Jan 12 at 1407, JBA carrier with flutter. Presumably Echo of Hope on new frequency since Jan 1 per Aoki, heard by Ron Howard yesterday // 4885 around 1400 altho initial schedule was 1755-2400 only; also watch out for Sound of Hope, Taiwan and/or ChiCom jamming which may also appear on 9100. I`ll have to start/end my 9 MHz bandscans on 9100 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1570, Jan 12 at 1347, XERF plug for `Antena Radio Segunda EdiciÃn`, which I guess is later in the day, noon? en 107.9 y 1220, from IMER, referring to the XEB DF MW frequency and maybe that`s now its own FM, also on ``estaciones en el interior de la repÃblica``, (Ciudad AcuÃa seeming like that from the metropolis? Even tho it`s right on the border, with the DF much more ``interior``).
Good signal now but hardly a border blaster any more, and USA is no help allowing lots of low-power CCI. Still claims and listed as 100 kW, but Jerry Kiefer, ex-KBXD, tells me: ``HI Glenn, Mike Van Hooser in Dallas showed me a Mexican government web page where they were listed as 30 kW/Radio Poderosa. Evidently been that way for a few years`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 7355 QRM: see ALASKA [and non]
** THAILAND. 9390, Jan 12 at 1409, HSK9 with English broadcast, poor S3-S5, 1415 music. Needs LSB tuning to avoid WRMI 9395. As I`ve said time and again, the 1230 and/or 1400 English broadcasts would be much better for North America than the inaudible evening ones, if the RTG would aim a clear frequency our way, or better yet, insist on using Greenville in exchange for IBB continuing to use Udorn (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1859 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday January 12 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor.
WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing, Thursday January 12 at 1230 on WRMI 9955, very poor S2, and yes, now on // 6855, which is S9! But by 1255 recheck the reception is reversed, 6855 faded down to S4-S6, and 9955 up to S9 to +10 (and no jamming).
Seeking Okeechobee sunrise at, not among the scores of Florida towns included, nor any close ones around the Lake, but the nearest I can find is Yeehaw Junxion, just north of Okeechobee, when the sunrise today was 1216 UT, so within half an hour, 6 MHz was dropping out and 9 MHz building up.
However, busy with other things, I miss checking the Thu 2130 on 11580, and the UT Fri 0030 on 9330. If anyone can confirm hearing either, or hearing the frequency but not the program, please let me know. Next:
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 6855, Jan 12 at 0030, English relay // much stronger 5850, R. Slovakia International as now on WRMI schedule, also allegedly // 11580 but too weak to tell (as is 9955 at this hour).
6855 // 5850 // 7730, Thu Jan 12 at 0705, WRMI with interview in English about Marshall Islands, soon Keith Perron introducing something from RNZ, so this is still a PCJ Radio International Hour on Thursday, despite the WRMI sked grid at showing it on UT Fridays! On 5850 & 7730.
6855, UT Fri Jan 13 at 0120 guy talking about how there was no such people as Palestinians before 1947, while the Jews in Israel go way back further than that (so on with settlements, push `em out). Circa 0150 recheck, `Your Weekend Show` mentioned in passing, which is scheduled this hour on 11580, now duplicated on this audible and propagable frequency. It`s from the so-called TruNews network which already occupies 9395 fulltime, but I don`t know if also on there at this hour. Anyhow, Thursday evening is hardly weekend unless you`re, Allah-forbid, Moslem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9930, Jan 12 at 1903, dead air from WTWW-2; I stick with it and finally comes to life at 1907 re-opening `Dave Ramsey` show. So they leave the news hole holey --- an improvement over three hours of dead air, or worse, dead air except for commercials, both of which have happened (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 750, Jan 12 at 1328 UT, `America`s Morning News` show going into commercial break, loops NW/SE, ad for attending NASCAR in Vegas, fading and separable from Canadian [q.v.], back in at 1335 UT. I think this must be KOAL Price UT, 10/6.8 kW U2, likely on ND day pattern since at night it`s cardioid nulling east. And KOAL is news/talk with lots of networks, but NRC AM Log does not show it as a TRN affiliate; AMN website does not provide any affiliate list:
Not daytimer KMMJ NE this early, nor KSEO Durant OK, another daytimer I have never heard from across this state. But soon, WNDZ Indiana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 750, Jan 12 at 1353 UT, Ukrainian with heavy American accent, mention which is a folk music school in Chicago, so certainly WNDZ Portage IN. I had already heard Utah and Saskatchewan on 750, much further west. Maybe some CCI in Spanish now, El Paso or Grand Island (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 750, Jan 12 at 1429 UT, after Howard Kurtz, Fox mention, ``Newstalk 750`` ID and calls sounded like KGNU, but only fit is KBNN Lebanon MO, 5 kW daytimer, after hearing other 750s: KOAL, CKJH, WNDZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1200, Jan 12 at 1343 UT, romantic Spanish music from NE/SW overcoming WOAI, 1358 UT Chicago ad, ``UnivisiÃn AmÃrica, 1,200, una emisora Uforia, WRTO, y ####, Evanston``, back to music. Not sure what the unlisted co-station is, maybe FM. Anyhow, they have not yet flipped to sports network as had been reported:
``This from DX-midAMerica: IL, Chicago, WRTO, 1200, will flip to the new Spanish sports network UnivisiÃn Deportes Radio in the new year (20 kW days, 4.5 kW night - BD) Best wishes (Barry :-), Carlisle UK, Davies, mwcircle yg via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1260, Jan 12 at 1359 UT, norteÃa music past hourtop, 1402 fade for ID, maybe ``La Tremenda``. None such; I`ll have to settle for likely La Reina, which is KDLF Boone IA, 5000/33 watts for Des Moines market (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 2520, Jan 12 at 1312, talk at S9, but still unreadable, much stronger than harmonic on 2960, while 2520 is presumably 1260 x 2 from WOCO Oconto WI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 2960, Jan 12 at 0722 UT, S4 signal with trace of music, presumed the currently active harmonic of 1480, WERM, Mobile AL.
2960, Jan 12 at 1310, still VP carrier at S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search January 12, UT:
Nothing on low or mid-band, but just:
1098-W at 1317, presumably V7AB Marshall Islands carrier still on
1566-NW at 1320, stronger carrier, presumably HLAZ, FEBC Jeju Island, Korea South (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 2749-USB, Jan 12 at 0719 UT, fragments sound like man in French on the Canadian Coast Guard frequency, but the website shows no broadcasts until 0740 from the Nova Scotia-area stations. Is it also used for 2-way communications? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0505 UT January 13
[Note: we are expecting an ice storm the next two days, in case you don`t hear from me for a while --- gh]
Glenn Hauser

sábado, 14 de janeiro de 2017

ARLP002 Propagation de K7RA

ARLP002 Propagation de K7RA

No sunspots were visible on January 1-2 and none on January 4-11.
Our reporting week is January 5-11, so the average daily sunspot
number for that period was zero.
For a look at recent sunspot numbers, check and note the many
Average daily solar flux this week was 72.5, down from 73.1 the week
before. Average planetary A index rose 5 points to 14.3, while
average mid-latitude A index increased from 6.3 to 10.6.
Predicted solar flux is 80 and 82 on January 13-14, 85 on January
15-19, 76 on January 20-25, 74 on January 26-28, 73 on January 29
through February 1, 72 on February 2-7, 74 on February 8, and 76 on
February 9-21.
Predicted planetary A index is 8 on January 13-14, 5 on January 15,
10 on January 16, 20 on January 17-19, 18 on January 20, 20 on
January 21-22, 10 on January 23, 5 on January 24-26, then 12, 15, 7,
10 and 12 on January 27-31, then 16, 18, 20, 16, 12 and 5 on
February 1-6, then 12, 15, 10 and 8 on February 7-10, 5 on February
11-12, then 25, 20, 25 and 18 on February 13-16, and 20 on February
This from "Sky and Telescope" regarding our spotless Sun:
And, another:
From Jon Jones, N0JK:
"Good sporadic-E on 6 meters January 8, 9 and 10th, 2017.
"Best probably day so far January 9, 6 meters was open from coast to
coast with some double hop Es worked from the west coast to 8 land
confirmed by this spot:
"W6XK  17/01/09 1958Z  50276.0 EN81LI CM97 Copied in OH  N8EHW
"K7JA DM03 notes 10 hours of sporadic-E on 6 meters, Jan. 9.
"December, 2016 was so poor. Not sure yet why January, 2017 is so
much better, but will roll with it.
"I worked AI1K DM34 and KA7JOI DM54 with just a 10 W SSB MFJ-9406,
and mag mount whip on the car from the KC VA Hospital parking lot on
a short break from work about 1850z Jan. 9. Both stations were very
strong via sporadic-E on 6. KA7JOI so loud he sounded like was just
a few cars away!  K5SW observed Jan. 9 was 'like summer E-skip on
NASA released an update on the current solar cycle, but there is no
new information, except two links.
The updated links:
From OK1HH, F.K. Janda:
"Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period January 13 to February
8, 2017:
"Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on January 16, 26
Mostly quiet on January 13, 24-25
Quiet to unsettled on January 14-15, 23, 29, 31, February 5
Quiet to active on January 17, 20, 22, 27, 30, February 3-4, 6, 8
Active to disturbed on January 18-19, 21, 28, February 1-2, 7
"Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on
January 18-20, (21-24,) 26, (31,) February (1-5,) 6-7
"Remark: - Parenthesis means lower probability of activity
enhancement. - Observed indicia of upcoming MAJOR CHANGES in solar
activity!  Therefore, the current forecast is less reliable.
"Beware of 'Paraskavedekatriaphobia' tomorrow. "
I am particularly pleased to see the OK1HH warning about
Paraskavedekatriaphobia - the fear of Friday the 13 - something we
don't hear much about anymore.
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Sunspot numbers for January 5 through 11, 2017 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
0, and 0, with a mean of 0. 10.7 cm flux was 73.3, 72, 72, 71.5,
71.2, 72.7, and 74.5, with a mean of 72.5. Estimated planetary A
indices were 18, 16, 20, 16, 12, 10, and 8, with a mean of 14.3.
Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 15, 14, 14, 11, 8, 5, and 7,
with a mean of 10.6.
ARRL Web site
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 2  ARLP002
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  January 13, 2017
To all radio amateurs

sexta-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2017

SWL DX-ing - Bulgarian DX blog

SWL DX-ing

ARLD002 DX news

ARLD002 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
VE3AYR, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites.  Thanks to all.
SRI LANKA, 4S.  Peter, DC0KK is QRV as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, IOTA
AS-003, until April 1.  Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using mainly
CW with some digital modes.  QSL to home call.
ZAMBIA, 9J.  Peter, JK1UWY is QRV as 9J2HN from Lusaka.  He is
active on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK.  QSL
via JR2KDN.
TEMOTU PROVINCE, H40.  Darren, VK4FEDX is QRV as H40DA from Nendo
Island, IOTA OC-100, until January 17.  Activity is on 80, 40, 15
and 10 meters.  QSL to home call.
HAITI, HH.  Operators Dale, N3BNA and Harry, N3FMO are QRV as
HH8/N3BNA and HH8/N3FMO, respectively, until January 25 while here
performing some humanitarian and radio work.  Activity is in their
spare time.  QSL to home calls.
ANTARCTICA.  Juan, LU4CJM is QRV as either LU1ZI or LU4CJM/Z from
Carlini Base until the end of February.  Activity is on 80, 40 and
20 meters.  QSL via operator's instructions.
BULGARIA, LZ.  Members from the Headquarters of the Thracian Rose
Club are QRV as LZ73TRC during all of 2017.  QSL via LZ1YE.
SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS.  Members of the Peruano Radio Club of Peru
are QRV as OA0MP from the Machu Picchu Antarctic Base on King George
Island, IOTA AN-010, until March 31.  Activity is mainly on 40 and
20 meters using SSB.  QSL via OA4O.
BANGLADESH, S2.  Yuki-san, JH1NBN plans to be QRV as S21ZBA from
Dhaka from January 15 to 19 while on a business trip.  Activity will
be in his spare time primarily on 80 and 40 meters using SSB.  QSL
to home call.
PALAU, T8.  Hirotaka, JA6KYU, Kouko, JQ6FQI, Ichiro, JH7IPR, Mike,
JA6EGL and Yasushi, JI6BFF are QRV as T88HS, T88WM, T88UW, T88SM and
T88TK, respectively, from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until January
19.  QSL to home calls.
CANADA, VE.  Special event station VE100VIMY commemorates the Battle
of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 and is QRV as VE100VIMY/VE3 and
VE100VIMY/VE4 from different regions of Canada during January.  QSL
via N7RO.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, VP2V.  Andy, W4KDN, Charlie, W4KZK and John,
WA5FAC will be QRV as VP2VAW from Tortola from January 14 to 21.
Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB,
PSK31 and JT65 with three stations active.  They also plan to
activate 60 meters.  This includes entries in the North American QSO
Parties.  QSL direct to W4KZK.
FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8.  Dave, VP8CLE and Carol, VP8DKW will be QRV
from Saunders Island, IOTA SA-002, from January 15 to 22.  Activity
will be on 160 and 80 meters, and possibly other bands as well,
using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.  QSL direct to G1OCN.
INDIA, VU.  Members of the West Bengal Radio Club are QRV as AU2WBR
from Ganga Sagar Mela, IOTA AS-153, until January 17.  QSL via
ZC4SB until January 25.  Activity is on 80, 40 and 20 meters using
CW and SSB.  QSL direct to home call.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Peter, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand
Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, until January 22.  This includes being
an entry in the North American CW QSO Party.  QSL direct to home
Cundall Memorial CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox
Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Old New Year Contest, UBA PSK63 Prefix
Contest, NRAU-Baltic SSB Contest and NRAU-Baltic CW Contest are all
on tap for this weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for January 16.
The Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt
are scheduled for January 18.
Please see January 2017 QST, page 85, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
contest web sites for details.
ARRL Web site <>
DX Bulletin 2  ARLD002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 12, 2017
To all radio amateurs 

quinta-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2017

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

12 January, 2017

Island activities:
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
AS-004; 5B/ZC, Cyprus Island: Steve/G0SGB is going to operate from the UK Base Area as ZC4SB between Jan. 11 and 25. QRV on 80, 40, and 20m (SSB, CW), running 100W and dipoles. QSL via G0SGB (d).
AS-153; VU, West Bengal State group: Members of the West Bengal Radio Club (VU2MQT) will be active from Ganga Sagar Mela from the 9th to 17th as AU2WBR. QSL via VU2NRO.
NA-096; HH/HI, Hispaniola: Dale/N3BNA and Harry/N3FMO will be operating as HH8/N3BNA and HH8/N3FMO from Haiti between Jan. 13 and 25. QSL via homecalls (d), LoTW.
OC-019; KH6, Hawaiian Islands: Andy/VE7AHA will be paying Big Island (USi HI-025S, WLOTA 0065) a visit from Jan. 14 until March 11 and sign KH6/VE7AHA during that time. QSL via h/c (d), LoTW.
SA-002; VP8, Falkland Islands: Dave/VP8CLE and Carol/VP8DKW will be active from Saunders Island between the 15th and 22nd on 160 and 80m (maybe also other bands) on RTTY, PSK, CW, and SSB. QSL via G1OCN (d).
SA-072; PR8, Maranhao State East group: A group of Brazilian hams (Robert/PT2GTI, Daniel/ PT7BI, Junior/PS8DX, Jesus/PS8ET, and Ilo/PS8JIF) are going to activate Poldros Island (WW Loc. GI97cg, PYFF- 0024, DIB MA-03) on all bands (SSB, CW, digital modes) between Jan. 14 and 18. QRV with the call ZZ8P. QSL via PT2GTI, ClubLog, LoTW.
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

RSGB IOTA website
Check-out the latest IOTA News bulletin from OPDX


Glenn Hauser logs January 9-10-11, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 10 at 2113, the PMS/DGS station is still AWOL. Has been off since at least January 8. 6090 also off at night; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1860, DX LISTENING DIGESET)
** CUBA. 15140, Wed Jan 11 around 2030, RHC English is here with mailbag, and on 15370 Arabic, as both are scheduled. Checking because on Jan 10 at 2005, JRX in Brasil found English on 15370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ETHIOPIA. 7236.79v, Jan 10 at 1512, JBA carrier by long path from R. Ethiopia. Keeps varying as I try to measure it, so will dispense with the third decimal place (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 17640, Jan 9 at 1821, MWV APR is good at S9+20. Equally good signals from 17655 VOA GB Portuguese, 17775 KVOH LA Spanish.
17640, Jan 11 at 2013, the MWV repeat English hour still with fair signal, and modulation is always good, making easy listening, if one cares to put up with proselytizing from this faraway station, on the SWBC island closest to our antipodes. By this time there is hardly anything else listenable on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7254.920, Jan 10 at 0739, VON with usual good signal, not in French, but now in African language, Fulfulde listed for 0730-0800; talking about Boko Haram and Maiduguri (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED. 6925.0-AM, Jan 10 at 2124, very poor pirate signal with music, S8 vs noise level of S7, but better than 6855 WRMI, and apparently off by 2126. No logs of it on Free Radio CafÃ, nor on HF Underground, but Chris Smolinski heard an unID signing on 6925, Jan 8 at 2043 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 15300, after hearing [Station YHWH] here once around 2100, further chex have not found it, such as Jan 10 at 2100; nor Jan 11 at 2043. He could well be trying other higher-band frequencies in daytime, like two+ years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1860, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1859 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Jan 10 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v+CUSB, very poor. Also same time on WRMI 7730, very good. Confirmed Tue Jan 10 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair S9+10. Confirmed Tue Jan 10 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, fair with lite jamming (but not // now on 6855, other programming). Not confirmed UT Wed Jan 11 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330, no signal (but propagation is really poor with 9265 WINB JBA carrier, even 9395 WRMI JBA carrier, and no 9955, and 6855 VP carrier). Also confirmed Wed Jan 11 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955 with poor signal, and now // 6855 very poor. Also confirmed Wed Jan 11 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, fair.
WORLD OF RADIO 1860 ready for first airings January 12:
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Also allegedly at random times on WBCQ 5130v-AM during Radio Jennifer service expanded hours, altho not noted lately. Updated full WOR sked:
** U S A. 7780, Jan 10 at 0030, after many weeks, WRMI is finally reactivated on this frequency, poor with BS, and nothing but BS all-night, presumably, still at 0737 check when it`s much weaker than // 7570 and non-// 7730 with `World Music`. 7780 still active Jan 11 at 0555 with BS // 7570.
6855 // 5850 // 7730, Tue Jan 10 at 0744, all three WRMIs playing ``Zorba the Greek``, part of the `World Music`` rotation. Likewise all three // with `World Music` at 0714 Wed Jan 11. Skedgrid shows 0600-0800 on 5850 & 7730 with blanks for most of 06-07, variety 07-08 (and 5850 with another two hours of unknown System D content at 08-10, while 6855 is System D at 06-07; but 6855 as System B at 05-07 & 08-10, i.e. like 9955, but is it BS or not, any more, at those hours??)
9955, Jan 10 at 2100, WRMI with TOM // 11825. For some weeks the 21-22 hour on 9955 had instead been filled with `World Music`. What`s on 6855 now? Too weak JBA carrier to tell.
11580, Tue Jan 10 at 2130, WRMI with `Frecuencia al DÃa`, one of its multiple airings, this one ex-13695 (while WOR is still on 15770).
6855, Tue Jan 10 at 2300, WRMI now with the AWR Spanish program from and to Cuba, originally on // 5950 only. Meanwhile, WOR is on 9955.
6855, Wed Jan 11 at 1207, DX program in Spanish about RNE, // weaker 9955, where Antena DX is scheduled. So I am confident 6855 will also be // 9955 during the World of Radio broadcasts Thu at 1230 & Tue at 1200.
11580, Wed Jan 11 at 2014 tune-in, `WNYW` style WRMI ID plays, 2015 music presumably `World Music`. The sked grid shows for 20-21 UT, only on Wed a blank hour, but something else must have run from 2000 to 2014, like `Viva Miami`, for a quarter-hour ID to fire.
Skedgrid now shows 11580 with System D additionally at 2200-2400, but no details yet. That means non-BS variety of programming. Wed Jan 11 at 2200 it sounded like one of those European relays in English, this hour also // 6855.
As of Jan 12, the WRMI transmission grid (but not the program grid) confirms much of our 6855 monitoring observations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1860, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9275+, Jan 9 at 1924, WMLK is on with DEJOM. Also Jan 10 at 2120, DEJOM at S9+10, obviously off-frequency+plus, making het with BFO on 1 kHz step tuning, so I downpin it to 9275.048. Seems nominal sked is until 2200 but sometimes off earlier. Also heard on 9275+ Jan 11 at 2013, fair signal but undermodulated DEJOM = deceased Elder Jacob O Meyer, WMLK founder, and hardly any non-deceased voice is ever broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 7250, Tue Jan 10 at 0742, sounds like VOA news, American accent about Sen. Sessions --- NO, it`s Vatican Radio since next item is about Pope Francis. NO English scheduled here now, instead only on 15595 at 0730-0745 except Sundays. Further checking sked, 7250 has Arabic to NW Europe(!) at 0745-0805 daily except Sunday, so another example of slipshod operation at SMG, turning on transmitter early with wrong program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Jan 10 at 2055, Ungujan music from ZBC until cutoff at 2100.4* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6090-v, Jan 11 at 0717, in the absence of Anguilla, two JBA carriers beating slightly on the low side. One of them is constantly varying about 6 Hz from the other, so I don`t get a steady tone with BFO. Ethiopia is supposedly in a break from 06 to 09 (and too far into the dayside), leaving R. Bandeirantes, Brasil, and R. Kaduna, Nigeria if active? Aoki shows no Chinese or other Asians now, and never mind the imaginary Chilean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
[A large report for UT January 12 is yet to be compiled]
This report despatched at 1847 UT January 12
Glenn Hauser

quarta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2017

2016 DX Marathon deadline

2016 DX Marathon deadline

John, K9EL, DX Marathon Manager, reports: We hope everyone had an exciting year of DX in 2016.
CQ's annual DX Marathon is a great way to keep motivated each year looking for DX. The Marathon can be used competitively as any other contest or just for yourself to improve your score each year.
The Marathon is also perfect for Club competitions.
There are 4 classes to accommodate all levels of power and antennas. Complete information is available at:
Several excellent software tools are available to make the submission process easy.
The submission deadline for the 2016 DX Marathon is 2359z, January 10, 2017.


PEARS National VHF and UHF Contest

PEARS National VHF and UHF Contest

The annual PEARS National VHF and UHF contest will take place over the weekend of 20 to 22 January 2017 and is open to all licensed amateurs in the RSA and the neighbouring states.
The aim of a VHF and UHF contest is to stimulate activity on these bands, make many long distance contacts possible, establish new records, encourage the improvement of VHF and UHF equipment and advance amateur radio.
This is a 44-hour dual contest for analogue and digital modes, which is divided into 2 sessions that will spread out activity over the contest period and reflect changes of propagation. So watch out for Tropo Ducting or Meteor Scatter in the early mornings or at night on 50 and 144 MHz, while in the daytime look out for Rover stations, Aircraft scatter and possibly Sporadic-E. This is also a wonderful camping period with lots of fun for field stations. Amateurs are requested to participate in both the contests and keep the bands alive.

The first 22-hour session of the VHF and UHF contest starts at 16:00 UTC on Friday 20 January and closes at 14:00 UTC on Saturday afternoon 21 January. The second 22-hour session commences immediately after 14:00 UTC on Saturday and ends at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 22 January 2017.
Get all the details in the 2017 Blue Book, available from or on page 31 of the January 2017 issue of Radio ZS.


terça-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 8-9, 2017

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 6090, Jan 8 at 2322, JBA carrier slightly on low side, likely R. Bandeirantes, Brasil, in the absence of the so-called Caribbean Beacon, which nominally starts here at 2200. Transmitter has been distorting the modulation constantly for many weeks now. Maybe it finally broke down completely and/or they are trying to fix it.
11775, Jan 9 at 1556, C.B. day frequency is also off instead of distorting; good riddance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ETHIOPIA. 7237.111v, Jan 9 at 1405, JBA carrier from R. Ethiopia, constantly drifting downward as I try to measure it, but not getting back to the 7236+ range while I`m on it, just as well to avoid non-variants on 7235, 7240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGSET)
** IRAN [non]. 9990, Jan 9 at 1423, YL song at S4 from R. Farda, via KUWAIT scheduled at 0830-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Jan 9 at 1457, Denge Kurdistane talk with music, S7-S9 and fluttery; 1500:01 stops modulating but carrier remains, weaker at S6-S8. No break in it, so must have been overlapping sites zero-beating. 1501:13 resumes modulation. Probably switching from PRIDNESTROVYE to FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 9 at 0707, no signal from VON which is supposed to be, and usually is, in French at this hour. Is it just slipshod management, or some technical issue beyond their control? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 820, Jan 8 at 2344 UT, as I am trying to hear what else is on here besides WBAP at sunset, burst of wideband RF noise, as my nearest streetlight starts to ignite; almost clear sky in pink cirrus sunset, which was at 2333 UT, already 16 minutes later than earliest a month ago (while our latest sunrise has just passed at 1344) (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND [and non]. 7120, Jan 9 at 1400, R. Hargeisa carrier until 1403*. Always fun to check what else is coming by long path from the Horn of Africa on 40m: Much weaker Eritrea carrier stays on 7175, but no 7146+, and even weaker Sudan 7205. See also ETHIOPIA (Glenn Hauser, OOK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1859 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday January 9 from 0402 on Area 51 webcast and presumably WBCQ 5129.82; also confirmed UT Mon Jan 9 at 0430 on RMI webcast, and presumably WRMI 9955. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW [NEW]
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Also check WRMI airings, especially 9955, for possible // on 6855.
Also allegedly at random times on WBCQ 5130v-AM during Radio Jennifer service expanded hours, altho not noted lately. Updated full WOR sked:
** U S A. 6855, Jan 8 at 2325, Spanish music // 9955 from WRMI. Scheduled for Sunday 2230-2330 is `Foro Revolucionario` a weekly clandestine deserving of jamming which is applied only to 9955 so far. Alternatively spelt ``Forum Revolucionario DemocrÃtico Cubano`` on the WRMI Schedule page, with no further info except contact info only via WRMI`s own P O Box in Miami. During the hour do the speakers ever give their real names, or any names?
By 2337 it`s AWR Wavescan as scheduled on 9955, still jammed, while // 6855 is clear, as Jeff reads a script about Carib MW history, such as PWX Habana and WKAQ San Juan.
15770, Jan 8 at 2330, WRMIBS is still on and JB audible at S5-S6 with TOM // 7570; instead of switching to night frequency 7780 at 2200 as the skedgrid still claims. They could run 15770 all night and no one would hear it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 4840, Mon Jan 9 at 0654 and still at 0706, dead air from WWCR. Exactly the same thing happened exactly two weeks ago, Dec 19 at 0645 check, the listed program being `Inspirations Across America`. Others due a refund are at 0700 `Joni & Friends`, 0705 `Real Radio`. Apparently the automation is misprogrammed and there is no one in Nashville to notice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UZBEKISTAN. 7600, Jan 9 at 1420, weak presumed BBC Hindi via Tashkent this semihour only. My previous unID logs of 7635 and 7670, with the lower one identified by Wolfgang BÃschel as same program and site, leads me to suspect that 7670 was a leapfrog mixing product of 7600 over 7635 another 35 kHz higher; neither heard any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1748 UT January 9
Glenn Hauser